Rory McGreal DEHub Conference Sydney, February 2011 Research at Athabasca University:  Boxes, square pegs & round holes
Major Research Issue A False Dichotomy
Hard science & education <ul><li>education & training of HQPs </li></ul><ul><li>Lip service to education is pervasive in t...
Elearning funding problem <ul><li>ICORE & Tech Futures  </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Education </li></ul><ul><li>& Technolog...
<ul><li>XML </li></ul><ul><li>IEEE LOM  </li></ul><ul><li>SCORM </li></ul><ul><li>EML </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin Core </li><...
ICORE (now TechFutures) <ul><li>Xerox/Markin/NSERC Chair in Adaptivity & Personalisation </li></ul><ul><li>$760K X 3 = +$2...
Canada Research Chairs Distance Education Semantic Web Space Science + UNESCO New:   Chair in Indigenous Studies   OER
Research Strategy Graduate degrees: MEd & DEd (DE) MAIS MBA &DBA MSc & DSc  (IT)(proposed) Dr of Nursing (proposed) + 3000...
 
TEKRI  an Alberta Innovation Centre <ul><li>systems integration </li></ul><ul><li>k nowledge dissemination </li></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Adaptivity and personalisation </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul...
 
Major Funding Issues For Athabasca University research
Major Funding Issue longitudinal NOT &quot;snapshots&quot;
Major Funding Issue Fragmentation of education
Major Funding Issue Why is  cost-effectiveness   a dirty word in education?
Graduate students are more than embryonic faculty  They are NOT just lab & research assistants They are in the workforce L...
Industry  Collaboration  Framework  Explore existing Institutional-wide relationships Ex. Xerox, Fujitsu, IBM,  Google, et...
Elearning companies
CastleRock Research Elearning companies
Provincial Framework Athabasca University Provincial Framework OK
Size of Global Education & Training Market (a) Source: ThinkEquity Partners, Eduventures. US$2 trillion
Could this be the future?  Are we ready ?
World won’t fit in a box
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Anticipation the Future Panel presentation by Rory McGreal for the DEHub/ODLAA Education 2011 to 2021- Global challenges and perspectives of blended and distance learning the (14 to 18 February 2011).

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  • Key to our strategy is the development of doctoral degrees Doctor of Distance Education will help us consolidate our leadership role for research in this ICT sector Doctor of Business Education will help us create a niche role in the research on effective business practices – e.g. commercialization, etc.– {DO WE MENTION the DBE????}
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  • Global education &amp; training market: $2 trillion U.S. market: $750 billion U.S. higher education market: $250 billion Students: 42 million (1990); 97 million (2010); 150 million (2025) U.S. online higher education market (2001): $4.5 billion U.S. online higher education market (2005): $11 billion U.S. corporate training market: $100+ billion Corporate spending: $65 billion Government spending: $40 billion Global corporate &amp; government learning market: $300 billion Global corporate &amp; government e-learning market: $18 billion
  • By the year 2020, the education and training industry will have overtaken tourism as the world’s largest industry.
  • The world does not fit into the provincial framework.
  • Research at Athabasca University: Boxes, square pegs & round holes

    1. 1. Rory McGreal DEHub Conference Sydney, February 2011 Research at Athabasca University: Boxes, square pegs & round holes
    2. 2. Major Research Issue A False Dichotomy
    3. 3. Hard science & education <ul><li>education & training of HQPs </li></ul><ul><li>Lip service to education is pervasive in their documents </li></ul>
    4. 4. Elearning funding problem <ul><li>ICORE & Tech Futures </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Education </li></ul><ul><li>& Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Private sector </li></ul><ul><li>Other? </li></ul>Support for Science and Engineering
    5. 5. <ul><li>XML </li></ul><ul><li>IEEE LOM </li></ul><ul><li>SCORM </li></ul><ul><li>EML </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin Core </li></ul><ul><li>DSpace </li></ul><ul><li>CanCore </li></ul>Learning Object Repository Interoperability
    6. 6. ICORE (now TechFutures) <ul><li>Xerox/Markin/NSERC Chair in Adaptivity & Personalisation </li></ul><ul><li>$760K X 3 = +$2.2m </li></ul><ul><li>NSERC? </li></ul>
    7. 7. Canada Research Chairs Distance Education Semantic Web Space Science + UNESCO New: Chair in Indigenous Studies OER
    8. 8. Research Strategy Graduate degrees: MEd & DEd (DE) MAIS MBA &DBA MSc & DSc (IT)(proposed) Dr of Nursing (proposed) + 3000 Grad students
    9. 10. TEKRI an Alberta Innovation Centre <ul><li>systems integration </li></ul><ul><li>k nowledge dissemination </li></ul><ul><li>identify gaps in understanding of ICTs </li></ul><ul><li>I dentify/investigate/experiment with models, content, and applications </li></ul><ul><li>investigate Open Source/OERs </li></ul>
    10. 11. <ul><li>Adaptivity and personalisation </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning </li></ul><ul><li>Social networking </li></ul><ul><li>OER </li></ul><ul><li>Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>http://tekri.athabascau.ca / </li></ul>
    11. 13. Major Funding Issues For Athabasca University research
    12. 14. Major Funding Issue longitudinal NOT &quot;snapshots&quot;
    13. 15. Major Funding Issue Fragmentation of education
    14. 16. Major Funding Issue Why is cost-effectiveness a dirty word in education?
    15. 17. Graduate students are more than embryonic faculty They are NOT just lab & research assistants They are in the workforce Let’s enhance and deepen the talent pool in the workplace Major Research Issue
    16. 18. Industry Collaboration Framework Explore existing Institutional-wide relationships Ex. Xerox, Fujitsu, IBM, Google, etc. Identify opportunities and potential for strategic partnerships based on existing activities. Ex. Xerox Procurement: $475K Research contribution: $50K Institutional donations: $150K Prioritize and select most likely candidates to pursue Strategic Industry Partnership Collaboratively develop action plans to achieve outcomes Could include: Physical Presence Major Research Partnership Strategic Procurement Joint Venture
    17. 19. Elearning companies
    18. 20. CastleRock Research Elearning companies
    19. 21. Provincial Framework Athabasca University Provincial Framework OK
    20. 22. Size of Global Education & Training Market (a) Source: ThinkEquity Partners, Eduventures. US$2 trillion
    21. 23. Could this be the future? Are we ready ?
    22. 24. World won’t fit in a box

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