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Keynote RTC (9-15-09)

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  2. 2. Digital, NetworkedTechChanges the Game:Capstone Requirements for Synthesizer Graduates<br />Cable Green<br />eLearning Director<br />
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  4. 4. 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, <br />networked world…<br />
  5. 5. Hold On!<br />
  6. 6. “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”<br />Yochai Benkler<br /><br />
  7. 7. Yes… We Really are Networked…<br />seamless connection of people, resources & knowledge<br />digitization of content<br />mobile, personal<br />global platform for collaboration<br />outsourcing<br />Anyone notice our global economy?<br />
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  9. 9. &quot;According to an IBM study, by 2010, the amount of digital information in the world will double every 11 hours.&quot;<br />
  10. 10. And we can make<br />all of our <br />“digital stuff”<br />available to<br />all people…<br />and most of it<br />will get used...<br />by someone.<br />
  11. 11. “Long Tail” of Publishing<br />$<br />long tail<br />HarryPotter<br />Hyper-geometricpartial differentialequations<br />
  12. 12. We All Get to Participate<br /> <br />
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  14. 14. In a flat world, the artists, the synthesizers of ideas will rule. <br />And they will use web 2.0 software standards, and practices to distribute their ideas.<br />
  15. 15. And they are not afraid to:<br />
  16. 16. And they want services<br />like this:<br />Backup<br />
  17. 17. So, what might be in capstone graduation requirements to:<br />prepare students for<br />jobs that don’t yet exist, using<br />technologies that haven’t been<br />invented, to solve problems we<br />don’t even know are problems yet?<br /><br />
  18. 18. (1) Engage Participatory / “Web 2.0+”<br />Tools & Practices<br />
  19. 19. RTC Capstone #1<br />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.<br />
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  21. 21. - JSB<br />
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  23. 23. “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.<br />Don&apos;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.”<br />Why is Web 2.0 Important to Higher Education?<br />
  24. 24. RSS<br />
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  26. 26. Social Networking<br />
  27. 27. Social Bookmarking<br /><br />
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  29. 29. Share Photos<br /><br />
  30. 30. Wiki<br /><br />
  31. 31. Share Slides (and use others’)<br /><br />
  32. 32. Share Video<br />
  33. 33. Online Meetings, Conferences…<br />Elluminate<br /><ul><li> 1,500+ faculty & staff accounts
  34. 34. 11,300+ rooms created
  35. 35. 2,250+ meetings have taken place
  36. 36. unlimited license, hosting, training
  37. 37. 24/7 help desk
  38. 38. unlimited license, hosting, training</li></li></ul><li>Blog<br /> <br />
  39. 39. Tweet<br /><br />
  40. 40. Useful or Stupid?<br /><br />
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  42. 42. (2) eLearning<br />Why call it “eLearning?”<br />
  43. 43. RTC Capstone #2<br />All RTC students take at least one online or hybrid coursebefore graduating.<br />
  44. 44. “Distance” is about geographic separation.<br />“eLearning” is about leveraging the unique affordances of digital, networked technologies to support new ways of learning in new spaces.<br />Online, Hybrid, Enhanced<br />“eLearning”<br />
  45. 45. Ongoing Online Learning Growth<br />Over 83,000 students learn online each year<br />eLearning enrollments up more than 41% (Winter 08 – Winter 09)<br />11 percent of community and technical college courses are fully online<br />41<br />
  46. 46. Ongoing Online Learning Growth <br />45% of all CTC graduates earn 15 or more credits online or hybrid<br />23 colleges offer 86 different degrees and certificates online<br />16 colleges offer an AA degree online<br />Community and Technical Colleges teach over 80+% of all online [state supported] FTE in WA<br />42<br />
  47. 47. What’s Happening @ RTC?<br />
  48. 48. Going to Web and Mobile<br />
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  50. 50. Why does this growth matter?<br />
  51. 51. Educate More Citizens<br /><ul><li>HECB Master Plan
  52. 52. I. Raise educational attainment to create prosperity, opportunity
  53. 53. Policy Goal: Increase the total number of degrees and certificates produced annually to achieve Global Challenge State benchmarks.
  54. 54. By 2018, raise mid-level degrees and certificates to 36,200 annually, an increase of 9,400 degrees annually.</li></li></ul><li>2008 Online + Hybrid LearningGas / Carbon Savings<br />1.9M round trips avoided<br />= reduced traffic congestion<br />2.1M gallons of gas saved<br />48<br /><br />
  55. 55. (3) Open Educational Resources<br />
  56. 56. RTC Capstone #3<br />All RTC students actively contribute to, redesign, and/or evaluate open educational resources, as a faculty guided assignment, in at least one RTC course.<br />
  57. 57. Because when we cooperate and share, we all win – exponentially.<br />Reedʼs Law: Networks grow [in value] exponentially by the number of nodes.<br />It’s a social justice issue: everyone has the right to access global knowledge.<br />Why is “Open” Important?<br />Institute for the Future whitepaper: Technologies of Cooperation<br />
  58. 58. Definition of OER<br />Digitized materials, offered freely and openly for educators, students, to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research.<br />
  59. 59. The Old Economics<br />Print, warehouse, and ship a new book for every student<br /><br />
  60. 60. The New Economics<br />Upload one copy, and everyone uses it simultaneously<br />Making copies, storage, distribution of digital stuff = “Free”<br /><br />
  61. 61. (a few) Open Content Repositories<br />OpenLearn (UK) - DEMO<br />OCW – MIT (MIT HS)<br />China Open Resources for Education has translated 109 MIT OCW courses into Simplified Chinese.<br />Rice Connexions<br />
  62. 62. Lenses @ Rice Connexions<br />social software for peer review & quality control<br />California<br />Community<br />Colleges<br />Ohio<br />Community<br />Colleges<br />Washington<br />Community<br />Colleges<br />
  63. 63. and there is this small<br />collection of articles:<br />
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  65. 65. Why do we Need Open Textbooks?<br />2005 GAO report: College textbook prices have risen at twice the rate of annual inflation over the last two decades<br /><br />
  66. 66. Why do we Need Open Textbooks?<br />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…<br /><br />
  67. 67. Why so urgent?<br />Consider One High Enrollment Course:<br />English Composition I<br />37,226 enrollments / year<br />X $100 textbook<br />= $3.7 Million + (cost to students)<br />What if we looked at 100, 200, 300 high enrollment courses?<br /><br />
  68. 68. Impact on Students?<br />Work longer hours<br />Additional debt<br />Credit card debt<br />Not purchase textbooks<br />
  69. 69. Math in Society (Open Textbook)<br />David Lipmann, Professor @ Pierce College <br />3,972 annual enrollments<br />Textbooks savings to RTC students?<br />List of open and free textbooksthat may be suitable for use in community college courses<br />
  70. 70. Redesigning 81 System Courses<br />High enrollment, gatekeeper and pre-college courses<br />Not mandated curriculum (choice)<br />Faculty centered – faculty will redesign courses<br />Low cost instructional materials<br />Improve course completion rates<br />Digital (remix, take chunks, online)<br />Lower textbook, time, and travel costs for students<br />use open educational resources, library resources and other high quality, low cost instruction materials that will reduce textbook costs for students.<br />Open CC Licenses (culture of sharing)<br />
  71. 71. Hey Higher Ed!<br />We must get rid of our “not invented here” attitude regarding others’ content<br />move to: &quot;proudly borrowed from there&quot;<br />Content is not a strategic advantage<br />Nor can we (or our students) afford it<br />
  72. 72. “As uncomfortable a proposition as this new openness may be for some, I believe it is the future of higher education.”<br />In web 2.0, everything is public & higher education needs to get used to it.<br />Future of Openness in Education<br />David Wiley 2006. Open source, openness, and higher education.<br />
  73. 73. What Happens if weDon’t Change?<br />Harder to catch-up …<br />Or even understand.<br />Google, Amazon, Apple, Open Source,<br />Open Content, Open Textbooks…<br />Functional Possibilities<br />Higher Education<br />Time<br />
  74. 74. 68<br />How is the fiscal health<br />of your local newspaper?<br />
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  76. 76. System Strategic Technology Plan <br />Access for all students and all colleges<br />Single, centrally funded solutions for common systems<br />Rule of 1: do it once <br />Rule of 0: don’t do it<br />Don’t build software, don’t host servers<br />Retain local branding and admin control<br />All instructional technologies are architected to make it easy to share content.<br />70<br />
  77. 77. NEW HE Models are En Route<br />
  78. 78. Choices:<br />(1) Open up and<br />leverage global input<br />OR <br />(2) close up shop<br />
  79. 79. Think Big Crazy Ideas….<br />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.<br />We could use common teaching & learning, student services, and administrative technologies and support services.<br />We could design courses that enable and encourage students to contribute, change, remix course content.<br />
  80. 80. Parting Thought…<br />Is the network to the point where we can challenge traditional models of pedagogy, publishing, student services, and our existing administrative business processes?<br />If so, what would you change in your department? How would you use digital technologies to help students learn and accomplish their dreams?<br />
  81. 81. Want to talk more aboutthis stuff and/orOpen Educational Resources?<br />…come join us<br />@ 8:30am in H-105!<br />
  82. 82. Blogs: Twitter: cgreenSlides @ <br />Dr. Cable Green<br />eLearning Director<br /> <br />(360) 704-4334<br />