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  • 1. Strategic Technology Plan Rethinking Technology , Digital Knowledge , and Turf in Challenging Budget Times Dr. Cable Green eLearning Director
  • 2. Is Globalization Real?
    • seamless connection of people, resources & knowledge
    • digitization of content
    • mobile, personal
    • global platform for collaboration
    • outsourcing
    • Anyone notice our global economy?
  • 3. "According to an IBM study, by 2010, the amount of digital information in the world will double every 11 hours." http://elearning101.org
  • 4. And we can make all of our “ digital stuff” available to all people… and most of it will get used... by someone.
  • 5. http://wiki.elearning.ubc.ca/ComingApart We All Get to Participate
  • 6. My Point? A Digital, Networked World Changes the Rules of the Game
  • 7. Technology Transformation Task Force
      • Creating a roadmap for how our system needs to leverage 21st century technologies to support student achievement.
      • Conversation went something like this: Video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e50YBu14j3U
  • 8.
      • Good news… we have a plan.
      • http://techplan.sbctc.edu
  • 9.
    • Strategy I: Teaching and Learning
    • Strategy II: Online Student Services
    • Strategy III: Professional Development and Change Management
    • Strategy IV: Business Intelligence & Administrative Systems
    • Strategy V: Treat information technology as a centrally funded, baseline service in the system budget.
    Five strategies for transformation
  • 10. Recommendations / Big Ideas
      • Access for all students and all colleges
      • Cost Savings
        • licenses, hosting, help desk, professional development
        • transaction costs: integration, RFPs, vendor relationships
      • Value Proposition
        • Don’t focus local resources (people, money, time) on commodity technology services
        • Use best solutions wherever they may be
          • Video : (48 hours ago… Duke followed suit)
  • 11. IT into “The Cloud”
      • Rule of 1: do it once
      • Rule of 0: don’t do it
        • Don’t build software, don’t host servers
      • Retain local branding and admin control
  • 12. Recommendations / Big Ideas
      • Have a P-20 conversation
      • New IT Governance
        • “ CIS” moved to SBCTC
        • Align decision making, policy and funding
      • Open Educational Resources
        • Use others’ and share our digital content
        • Move toward open textbooks
  • 13. Work Completed: System Solutions
      • Elluminate
        • 1,361 faculty & staff accounts
        • 954 rooms online
        • 990 meetings have taken place
        • unlimited license, hosting, training
      • WashingtonOnline “Angel”
        • LOR, sharing courses, ePortfolio
      • 24/7 virtual library reference
  • 14. Work Completed
      • Significantly Reduced
      • WashingtonOnline Technology Fee
        • Old WAOL Technology Fee: $8 / credit / student / course
        • New WAOL Technology Fee: $4 / user / quarter
          • Unlimited use: one or more ANGEL courses, ePortfolios and/or collaboration spaces
        • Old: Three 5-credit courses in WAOL was $120
        • New: Three (or more) 5-credit courses in WAOL is $4
  • 15. Ongoing Online Learning Growth
    • Over 83,000 students learn online each year
    • eLearning enrollments up more than 23% (Fall 07 – Fall 08)
    • Growth projections: by 2019, 51% or 78,344 of system FTE will be enrolled in online or hybrid courses
  • 16. Ongoing Online Learning Growth
    • 45% of all CTC graduates earn 15 or more credits online or hybrid
    • 23 colleges offer 86 different degrees and certificates online
    • 16 colleges offer an AA degree online
    • Community and Technical Colleges teach over 80 + % of all online FTE in WA higher education
  • 17. Growth in Online Courses Annualized FTE: 1998-2011 1998-2008 growth = 1,818%
  • 18. Growth in Online Courses Annualized Headcount: 1998-2011 1998-2008 growth = 1,136%
  • 19.
    • Why do these growth curves matter?
  • 20. Educate More Citizens
    • HECB Master Plan
      • I. Raise educational attainment to create prosperity, opportunity
        • Policy Goal: Increase the total number of degrees and certificates produced annually to achieve Global Challenge State benchmarks.
        • By 2018, raise mid-level degrees and certificates to 36,200 annually, an increase of 9,400 degrees annually.
  • 21. 2008 Online + Hybrid Learning Gas / Carbon Savings
    • 1.9M round trips avoided
      • = reduced traffic congestion
    • 2.1M gallons of gas saved
    http://www.fhcrc.org/about/pubs/center_news/weekly/img/2007_0806_i5_traffic.jpg
  • 22. Presidents Understand the Need to Change
    • Presidents voted unanimously to support the Strategic Technology Plan
    •   WACTC Technology Committee
      • track implementation of the Strategic Technology Plan: “Score Card”
      • communicate system solutions
  • 23. Funding System Solutions is the Greatest Challenge
    • Leverage the buying power of entire system
    • Cost effective to use common systems and support services
    • Large travel and per diem offsets using technology
      • 1 ½ day “in-person” System Meeting = $10K (give or take $3K)
  • 24. What is Next for WashingtonOnline?
    • Colleges looking at ANGEL (lower tech fee)
      • new capability to share content system-wide
    • Use existing Pooled Enrollment (see Connie)
      • In bad budget times – colleges close programs. How will you deliver your students the courses they need? How do we serve WA students – not just your district’s students?
      • Enrolling College – keeps all FTE & Tuition
      • Teaching College – gets $50/credit hour/student
      • Student gets the course she needs!
      • WashingtonOnline facilitates – takes no $
  • 25.  
  • 26. Definition of OER
    • Digitized materials, offered freely and openly for educators, students, to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research.
  • 27. Open Educational Resources
      • Open Textbooks
      • Open Courses
      • Open Licensing
      • Consider One high enrollment Course:
        • English Composition I
        • 37,226 enrollments / year
        • X $100 textbook
        • = $3.7 Million + (cost to students)
          • What if we looked at 200 courses?
    http://rtnl.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/thinker21.jpg
  • 28. Why do we Need Open Textbooks?
    • 2005 GAO report: College textbook prices have risen at twice the rate of annual inflation over the last two decades
    http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05806.pdf
  • 29. May, 2007: Dept of Ed.
  • 30.  
  • 31.
    • http://www.maketextbooksaffordable.org/course_correction.pdf
  • 32. Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources Joint effort to develop and use open educational resources and open textbooks in community college courses cccoer.wordpress.com
  • 33. Community College Open Textbook Project Goal Identify, organize, and support the production and use of high quality, accessible and culturally relevant Open Textbooks for community college students Reduce the cost of textbooks!
  • 34. Comparison of Statistics Textbooks Publisher: Wiley Open: Connexions & QOOP Downloadable version: $77.50 Downloadable & online versions: FREE Printed bound version: $141.95 new $110.25 used Printed bound version: $31.98 new
  • 35. Introductory Statistics by Mann
    • Table of Contents
    • Chapter 1 Introduction
    • Chapter 2 Organizing and Graphing Data
    • Chapter 3 Numerical Descriptive Measures
    • Chapter 4 Probability
    • Chapter 5 Discrete Random Variables and Their Probability Distributions
    • Chapter 6 Continuous Random Variables and the Normal Distribution
    • Chapter 7 Sampling Distributions
    • Chapter 8 Estimation of the Mean and Proportion
    • Chapter 9 Hypothesis Tests About the Mean and Proportion
    • Chapter 10 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing: Two Populations
    • Chapter 11 Chi-Square Tests
    • Chapter 12 Analysis of Variance
    • Chapter 13 Simple Linear Regression
    • Chapter 14 Multiple Regression
    • Chapter 15 Nonparametric Methods1
    • © 2007, 720 pages
    • Required textbook for Math 12 at Cabrillo College
  • 36. Collaborative Statistics by Illowsky and Dean
    • Table of Contents
    • 1. Sampling and Data
    • 2. Descriptive Statistics
    • 3. Probability Topics
    • 4. Discrete Random Variables
    • 5. Continuous Random Variables
    • 6. The Normal Distribution
    • 7. The Central Limit Theorem
    • 8. Confidence Intervals
    • 9. Hypothesis Testing: Single Mean and Single Proportion
    • 10. Hypothesis Testing: Two Means, Paired Data, Two Proportions
    • 11. The Chi-Square Distribution
    • 12. Linear Regression and Correlation
    • 13. F Distribution and ANOVA
    • © 2008, 600 pages
    • Required textbook for Math 10 at De Anza College
  • 37.
    • Click the Green Check if your college teaches “Introductory Statistics”
  • 38. General Physics            600 pages New $179.00  Used $125.00  
  • 39.  
  • 40.
    • Click the Green Check if your college teaches “Introductory Physics”
  • 41.
    • Click the Green Check if your college teaches Elementary Algebra
  • 42.
    • Do you want to go through the rest of your high enrollment courses?
  • 43. Challenges
    • It’s Different
    • Limited availability of high quality and comprehensive learning materials in some disciplines
    • Inadequate access to high-speed Internet by some students
  • 44. Challenges
    • Compliance with accessibility requirements
    • Printing and computer lab demands on campus by students
    • Coordination with campus bookstores
  • 45. Open Textbook Adoption
    • Locate open textbooks for consideration
    • Evaluate each textbook for selection
    • Customize, remix, and organize selected textbook
    • Disseminate in print and digital formats
    http://emharrington.com/rex/images/adoptadog/Adopt_Me.jpg
  • 46. Locate Open Textbooks for Consideration
      • MERLOT
      • Connexions
      • Wikibooks
      • OER Commons
      • Global Text Project
    http://rtnl.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/thinker21.jpg
  • 47. Evaluate Each Textbook
      • Quality
      • Accessibility
      • Cultural relevance
      • Currency
      • Authority of Source
      • Reading level
      • Depth and scope
      • Quality and Accuracy
      • Articulation
  • 48. Customize, Remix, and Organize
  • 49. Disseminate Open Textbooks
      • Digital formats
      • Printed format
      • Student (DIY) – printing?
      • Campus bookstore
      • Campus print-shop services
      • Proprietary services
    http://images.lexcycle.com/screenshots/feedbooks_library.jpg
  • 50.  
  • 51. http://therawfeed.com/pix/the_raw_feed_on_kindle-BIG.jpg
  • 52. Faculty?
    • Faculty don’t have the time to do all of that!
    • We’ll have to collectively figure out how to make it as easy, for faculty, as commercial publishers’ salespeople do.
  • 53. Bookstores Role with OER?
    • Bookstores are perfectly positioned to be the College’s clearinghouse for printed open educational resources.
      • print-on-demand open textbooks & OER course packs?
      • Students want printed options
    • Have location and are tightly networked into IT and fiscal campus operations.
  • 54. Crazy Big Ideas….
    • Washington public P-20 education institutions that receive state funding could share all instructional digital resources including: courses, textbooks and library resources with all other Washington public P-20 education institutions.
    • WA public P-20 education institutions could use common teaching & learning, student services, and administrative technologies and support services.
  • 55.
    • We must get rid of our “not invented here” attitude regarding others’ content
      • move to: "proudly borrowed from there"
    • Content is not a strategic advantage
    • Nor can we (or our students) afford it
    Hey Higher Education!
  • 56. What Happens if we Don’t Change? Google, Amazon, Apple, Open Source, Open Content, Open Textbooks… Higher Education Functional Possibilities Time Harder to catch-up … Or even understand.
  • 57. Higher Education’s Future Role?
    • “ I’ve been trying to gain a better sense of the role universities will play in society in the future. At one point, we thought content was the value point of universities. Wrong. MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative changed that. Ok, then the interaction with faculty is the value point. And wrong again. Open communication and collaboration in online environments with networks of peers and experts gave us control over our interactions. Fine. Then the value point is accreditation . Yes, for now. Our ability to rate, review, comment, and provide feedback has increased with the development of the read/write web. I’m not sure how long we can build education’s value on the concept of accreditation.”
    George Siemens: blog post: explaining leads to information
  • 58. Cable’s Answer … I think
      • Our new role (at least for now) is to be synthesizers and leverage networked IT, networked knowledge, and networked expertise… and put together high quality, cost effective learning environments that help more students get to higher levels of education.
  • 59. http://blog.oer.sbctc.edu http://blog.elearning.sbctc.edu Slides @ http://www.slideshare.net/cgreen Dr. Cable Green eLearning Director cgreen@sbctc.edu (360) 704-4334