Web 2.0 Concepts participating collaborating file sharing tagging connecting social software Social networking social bookmarking user-generated information clouds crowdsourcing blogging wikis creating INNOVATION feeding THE SOCIAL WEB networking community interacting social graph swarm effect viral speed widget commenting ~ a brand new language ~ perpetual beta - Elaine Talbert
Social Bookmarking http://delicious.com
Common Craft: “in Plain English” http://uk.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=leelefever
3D Virtual World: Second Life http://secondlife.com http://ctcinsl.wikispaces.com
Chat Instant Messaging Inventory Friends List MiniMap Motion Controls Camera Controls Building Tools Chat Window Media Controls
Share Photos http://www.flickr.com
Share Slides (and use others’) http://www.slideshare.net
Online Office Hours: System License!
Broadcast Live http://www.ustream.tv
“ Micro-Blogging” http://twitter.com
Why call it “eLearning?”
“ Distance” is about geographic separation.
“ eLearning” is about leveraging the unique affordances of digital technologies to support new ways of learning in new spaces.
Online, Hybrid, Enhanced
eLearning in Context
Growth in online enrollments far exceeds overall enrollment growth.
CTC system FTE growth Fall 2007 up 1%, online enrollments increased 15%
Online + hybrid = 19.6%
3.5 million students are taking at least one online course
= 20%of all U.S. higher education students.
Washington Community & Technical Colleges Online Courses: Fall 07
13,473 FTE online
equivalent to 2.5 Community Colleges
Over 72,000 students learn online each year
45% of all CTC graduates earn 15 or more credits via eLearning
Digital textbooks must meet three criteria: affordable, printable and accessible .
Digital textbooks done wrong : e-textbooks fail to meet the criteria.
Digital textbooks done right : open textbooks meet all of the criteria.
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:
Students want open, free textbooks
Students want access to the global courses
Hey Higher Ed!
“ As uncomfortable a proposition as this new openness may be for some, I believe it is the future of higher education.”
In web 2.0, everything is public & higher education needs to get used to it.
Future of Openness in Education David Wiley 2006. Open source, openness, and higher education.
(4) Strategic Technology Plan
Strategic Technology Plan
Long-term planning to infuse innovative, student-centered technologies and transform learning throughout the CTC system.
Structural shift to student-centric applications, services and development processes.
Leverage technology, services and content across the 34 Colleges.
Plan approved by: WACTC & SBCTC
What we learned from Students
24/7/365 online access to courses and student services
faculty to be proficient with technologies
access to better online library resources
consistency in the technology tools across all courses and Colleges
access to online textbooks to lower costs and reduce paper use
100% wireless campus
What we learned from Faculty
faculty believe technology helps them teach more effectively (87%)
faculty turn to other faculty for information about new learning technologies (72%)
student expectations motivate faculty to learn more about technology (69%)
Shared technology, support services and content is a responsible use of public funds.
All students, faculty and staff need access to enterprise eLearning & administrative systems and support services to compete in the global market.
No College can afford all necessary eLearning & administrative systems & support services individually.
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.
Organizing knowledge networks has traditionally been the role of higher education.
Higher Education will shift from organization as silo, to organization as node.
Shift to Node
Parting Thought… Is the network to the point where we can challenge traditional models of pedagogy, publishing, and how we use digital technologies? If so, how will your curriculum and methods of learning change, assuming that today’s technology will be readily available to both you and your students?
… and may we all
http://blog.oer.sbctc.edu http://blog.elearning.sbctc.edu Dr. Cable Green firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 704-4334 Twitter: cgreen