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  • 1. Start – “Coal Mining” / 3:49 - end
  • 2. How Digital, Networked Technologies and SharingChanges Education
    Dr. Cable Green
    eLearning Director
  • 3. Let’s talk about the big trends & how to prepare for inevitable change&how Illinois Higher Education can think in new ways to leverage digital, networked technologies…
  • 4. “We are in the midst of a technological, economic, and organizational transformation that allows us to negotiate the terms of freedom, justice, and productivity in the information society”
    Yochai Benkler
  • 5. Yes… We Really are Networked…
    seamless connection of people, resources & knowledge
    digitization of content
    mobile, personal
    global platform for collaboration
    Anyone notice our global economy?
  • 6.
  • 7. "According to an IBM study, in 2010, the amount of digital information in the world will double every 11 hours."
  • 8. And we can make
    all of our
    “digital stuff”
    available to
    all people…
    and most of it
    will get used...
    by someone.
  • 9. “Long Tail” of Publishing
    long tail
    Hyper-geometricpartial differentialequations
  • 10. We All Get to Participate
  • 11.
  • 12.
  • 13. And they want services
    like this:
  • 14. So how do we prepare students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using
    technologies that haven’t been
    invented, to solve problems we
    don’t even know are problems yet?
  • 15. (1) Engage Participatory / “Web 2.0”
    Tools & Practices
  • 16.
  • 17. RSS
  • 18. Social Networking
  • 19. Share Photos
  • 20. Wiki
  • 21. Share Slides (and use others’)
  • 22. Share Video
  • 23. Blog
  • 24. Tweet
  • 25. (2) eLearning
    Why call it “eLearning?”
  • 26. “Distance” is about geographic separation.
    “eLearning” is about leveraging the unique affordances of digital, networked technologies to support new ways of learning in new spaces.
    Online, Hybrid, Enhanced
  • 27. Going to Web and Mobile
  • 28. 20,583
  • 29. Ongoing eLearning Growth
    Over 96,600 students learn online each year + 34,000 Hybrid
    Online FTE up more than 22%
    Hybrid FTE up more than 45%
    18% (and growing) of all state instruction is delivered via online or hybrid instruction.
  • 30. 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
  • 31. Why does this growth matter?
  • 32. Educate More Citizens
    • HECB Master Plan
    • 33. I. Raise educational attainment to create prosperity, opportunity
    • 34. Policy Goal: Increase the total number of degrees and certificates…
    • 35. By 2018, raise mid-level degrees and certificates to 36,200 annually, an increase of 9,400 degrees annually.
  • 2008-09 Online + Hybrid LearningGas / Trips / CO2 Savings
    2.2M round trips avoided
    = reduced traffic congestion
    3.3M gallons of gas saved
    64.4M pounds of CO2 not in the air
  • 36. (3) Open Educational Resources
  • 37. Why is “Open” Important?
    When we cooperate and share, we all win
    Faculty have new choices when building learning spaces.
    …the more eyes on a problem, the greater chance for a solution.
    Affordability: students can’t afford textbooks
    Self-interest: good things happen when I share
    It’s a social justice issue: everyone should have the right to access digital knowledge.
  • 38.
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  • 40. Definition of OER
    Digitized materials, offered freely and openly for educators, students, to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research.
  • 41. (a few) Open Content Repositories
    OpenLearn (UK) - DEMO
    OCW – MIT (MIT HS)
    China Open Resources for Education has translated 109 MIT OCW courses into Simplified Chinese.
    Rice Connexions
  • 42.
  • 43. The Old Economics
    Print, warehouse, and ship a new book for every student
  • 44.
  • 45.
  • 46. The New Economics
    Upload one copy, and everyone uses it simultaneously
    Making copies, storage, distribution of digital stuff = “Free”
  • 47. Comparison of Statistics Textbooks
  • 48. 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
  • 49. Why do we Need Open Textbooks?
    The College Board reported that for the 2007 through 2008 academic years each student spent an estimated $805 to $1,229 on college books and supplies…
  • 50. Why do we Need Open Textbooks?
    The gross margin on new college textbooks is currently 22.7 percent according to the National Association of College Stores.
  • 51.
  • 52.
  • 53. May, 2007: Dept of Ed.
  • 54.
  • 55.
  • 56. Why so urgent?
    Consider One High Enrollment Course:
    English Composition I
    42,600+ enrollments / year
    X $100 textbook
    = $4.2Million + (cost to students)
    What if we looked at 100, 200, 300 high enrollment courses?
  • 57. Hey Higher Education!
    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
  • 58.
  • 59.
  • 60.
  • 61. What Happens if weDon’t Change?
    Harder to catch-up …
    Or even understand.
    Google, Amazon, Apple, Open Source,
    Open Content, Open Textbooks…
    Functional Possibilities
    Higher Education
  • 62. 60
    How is the fiscal health
    of your local newspaper?
  • 63.
    “We will cultivate the culture and
    practice of using and contributing to
    open educational resources.”
  • 64. But using open educational resources – and contributing to them – requires significant change in the culture of higher education.It requires thinking about content as a common resource that raises all boats when shared. (p.11)
  • 65. WA Legislation
    SSHB1946 – two big ideas – share technology and share content.
    (v) Methods and open licensing options for effectively sharing digital content including but not limited to: Open courseware, open textbooks, open journals, and open learning objects…
  • 66. New State Board Policy
    All digital software, educational resources and knowledge produced through competitive grants, offered through and/or managed by the SBCTC, will carry a Creative Commons Attribution License.
  • 67. Student Advocacy
    WA CTC 2009 Student Voice Academy
    “The high cost of textbooks is a burden to students….”
    Top Issue three years running….
  • 68. Opening 81 Common Courses
    Gates + Legislature + SBCTC + Colleges
    “Open Course Library”
    Designing 81 highest enrolled courses
    Courses will be Digital – can be taught online, hybrid, web-enhanced and/or faculty can re-mix
    Open CC Licensing – everyone has access
    < $30 textbooks … or Free
    81 courses enrollments = $52M+ / year in textbook costs
    Develop a culture of sharing content in the WA CTCs
  • 69. Federal Movement on Open?
    Obama’s American Graduation Initiative
    “$50M / year for the creation of open courseware”
    DOE talking about part of $2B in Community College spending
    Senator Dick Durbin (IL)
    Talking about “Open Textbooks” – pilot fund
    Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter
    OER leader when Chancellor @ Foothill-De Anza Community College District
    Federal Research Access Act of 2009
    increasing public access to academic research that is funded by the federal government (free after 6 mos)
  • 70. NEW HE Models are En Route
  • 71. Choices:
    (1) Open up and
    leverage global input
    (2) close up shop
  • 72. Think Big Crazy Ideas….
    We could share all of our instructional digital resources including: courses, textbooks and library resources … anduse others’ digital materials.
    Publicly funded digital content = openly licensed and freely available to those that paid for it.
  • 73.
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  • 75. 1.
    “Top 50” Courses
  • 76. 2.
  • 77. Blogs: Twitter: cgreen
    Dr. Cable Green
    eLearning Director
    (360) 704-4334