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    • Digital, NetworkedTechChanges the Game:Capstone Requirements for Synthesizer Graduates
      Cable Green
      eLearning Director
    • http://www.slideshare.net/cgreen
    • Let’s talk about the big trends & how to prepare for inevitable change&what RTC can do now to help your graduates prepare for a digital,
      networked world…
    • Hold On!
    • “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
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/lonewolf23/1570632701/
    • Yes… We Really are Networked…
      seamless connection of people, resources & knowledge
      digitization of content
      mobile, personal
      global platform for collaboration
      outsourcing
      Anyone notice our global economy?
    • "According to an IBM study, by 2010, the amount of digital information in the world will double every 11 hours."
    • And we can make
      all of our
      “digital stuff”
      available to
      all people…
      and most of it
      will get used...
      by someone.
    • “Long Tail” of Publishing
      $
      long tail
      HarryPotter
      Hyper-geometricpartial differentialequations
    • We All Get to Participate
      http://wiki.elearning.ubc.ca/ComingApart
    • In a flat world, the artists, the synthesizers of ideas will rule.
      And they will use web 2.0 software standards, and practices to distribute their ideas.
    • And they are not afraid to:
    • And they want services
      like this:
      Backup
    • So, what might be in capstone graduation requirements to:
      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?
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHWTLA8WecI
    • (1) Engage Participatory / “Web 2.0+”
      Tools & Practices
    • RTC Capstone #1
      All RTC students contribute knowledge to an open, public, social network in their field of study… if none exists – the student starts a new online community.
    • - JSB
    • “Welcome back to humanity. Some technologies take us away from ourselves and others bring us back. Web 2.0 is helping us rediscover our naturally cooperative, creative, and gregarious nature.
      Don't think, therefore, of  Web 2.0 as something foreign or hyped-up or all about geeks; Web 2.0 is the rebirth of teaching and learning that fits what we are as a species.”
      Why is Web 2.0 Important to Higher Education?
    • RSS
    • Social Networking
    • Social Bookmarking
      http://delicious.com/geoffcain/oer
    • Share Photos
      http://www.flickr.com
    • Wiki
      http://pbwiki.com
    • Share Slides (and use others’)
      http://www.slideshare.net
    • Share Video
    • Online Meetings, Conferences…
      Elluminate
      • 1,500+ faculty & staff accounts
      • 11,300+ rooms created
      • 2,250+ meetings have taken place
      • unlimited license, hosting, training
      • 24/7 help desk
      • unlimited license, hosting, training
    • Blog
      http://www.blogger.com
    • Tweet
      http://twitter.com
    • Useful or Stupid?
      http://www.edtechpost.ca/wordpress/2009/08/14/findoerafrica/
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctabu/3657942692/in/set-72157620497679512/
    • (2) eLearning
      Why call it “eLearning?”
    • RTC Capstone #2
      All RTC students take at least one online or hybrid coursebefore graduating.
    • “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
      “eLearning”
    • Ongoing Online Learning Growth
      Over 83,000 students learn online each year
      eLearning enrollments up more than 41% (Winter 08 – Winter 09)
      11 percent of community and technical college courses are fully online
      41
    • 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 [state supported] FTE in WA
      42
    • What’s Happening @ RTC?
    • Going to Web and Mobile
    • Why does this growth matter?
    • 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.
    • 2008 Online + Hybrid LearningGas / Carbon Savings
      1.9M round trips avoided
      = reduced traffic congestion
      2.1M gallons of gas saved
      48
      http://www.fhcrc.org/about/pubs/center_news/weekly/img/2007_0806_i5_traffic.jpg
    • (3) Open Educational Resources
    • RTC Capstone #3
      All RTC students actively contribute to, redesign, and/or evaluate open educational resources, as a faculty guided assignment, in at least one RTC course.
    • Because when we cooperate and share, we all win – exponentially.
      Reedʼs Law: Networks grow [in value] exponentially by the number of nodes.
      It’s a social justice issue: everyone has the right to access global knowledge.
      Why is “Open” Important?
      Institute for the Future whitepaper: Technologies of Cooperation
    • Definition of OER
      Digitized materials, offered freely and openly for educators, students, to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research.
    • The Old Economics
      Print, warehouse, and ship a new book for every student
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/2780164461/
    • The New Economics
      Upload one copy, and everyone uses it simultaneously
      Making copies, storage, distribution of digital stuff = “Free”
      http://cnx.org/content/col10522/latest/
    • (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
    • Lenses @ Rice Connexions
      social software for peer review & quality control
      California
      Community
      Colleges
      Ohio
      Community
      Colleges
      Washington
      Community
      Colleges
    • and there is this small
      collection of articles:
    • 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
    • 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…
      http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/about/news_info/trends/trends_pricing_07.pdf
    • Why so urgent?
      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 100, 200, 300 high enrollment courses?
      http://rtnl.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/thinker21.jpg
    • Impact on Students?
      Work longer hours
      Additional debt
      Credit card debt
      Not purchase textbooks
    • Math in Society (Open Textbook)
      David Lipmann, Professor @ Pierce College
      3,972 annual enrollments
      Textbooks savings to RTC students?
      List of open and free textbooksthat may be suitable for use in community college courses
    • Redesigning 81 System Courses
      High enrollment, gatekeeper and pre-college courses
      Not mandated curriculum (choice)
      Faculty centered – faculty will redesign courses
      Low cost instructional materials
      Improve course completion rates
      Digital (remix, take chunks, online)
      Lower textbook, time, and travel costs for students
      use open educational resources, library resources and other high quality, low cost instruction materials that will reduce textbook costs for students.
      Open CC Licenses (culture of sharing)
    • Hey Higher Ed!
      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
    • “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.
    • 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
      Time
    • 68
      How is the fiscal health
      of your local newspaper?
    • http://techplan.sbctc.edu
      69
    • System Strategic Technology Plan
      Access for all students and all colleges
      Single, centrally funded solutions for common systems
      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
      All instructional technologies are architected to make it easy to share content.
      70
    • NEW HE Models are En Route
    • Choices:
      (1) Open up and
      leverage global input
      OR
      (2) close up shop
    • Think Big Crazy Ideas….
      We could share all of our instructional digital resources including: courses, textbooks and library resources with the world… and, more important, use global digital materials.
      We could use common teaching & learning, student services, and administrative technologies and support services.
      We could design courses that enable and encourage students to contribute, change, remix course content.
    • Parting Thought…
      Is the network to the point where we can challenge traditional models of pedagogy, publishing, student services, and our existing administrative business processes?
      If so, what would you change in your department? How would you use digital technologies to help students learn and accomplish their dreams?
    • Want to talk more aboutthis stuff and/orOpen Educational Resources?
      …come join us
      @ 8:30am in H-105!
    • Blogs: http://blog.oer.sbctc.edu http://blog.elearning.sbctc.edu Twitter: cgreenSlides @ http://www.slideshare.net/cgreen
      Dr. Cable Green
      eLearning Director
      cgreen@sbctc.edu
      (360) 704-4334