Our state’s most urgent need: educate more people to higher levels
Fuller use of information technology is key to making education more accessible
One, single-minded goal: to mobilize technology to increase student success
Strategy I: Create a single, system-wide suite of online teaching and learning tools that provides all Washington students with easy access to “anywhere, anytime” learning.
Strategy II: Create a seamless P-20 system for personalized online student services including: recruitment, retention, advising, course catalogue, transfer, and financial aid management.
Strategy III: Create a system of lifelong learning and change management for faculty, staff and college leadership.
Strategy IV: Use data to drive continuous improvement in both student success and administrative efficiency.
Strategy V: Treat information technology as a centrally funded, baseline service in the system budget.
Five strategies for transformation
We will not try to do what others can do better, faster, and for less money.
We will shift our best and brightest IT staff from software developers to integration experts who tie together best-of-breed applications.
This plan also recommends a shift from locally-developed software and hosting services.
In the end, catching up with today’s information technologies is not about technology itself; it is about a new world of open, online sharing where everyone has the power to create and disseminate their ideas, courses and textbooks and to re-mix and use others’ work.
But the biggest shift called for in this plan is cultural. And it will take leadership to get there…
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.
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 our curriculum and methods of learning change, assuming that today’s technology will be readily available to both faculty and to students?
http://blog.oer.sbctc.edu http://blog.elearning.sbctc.edu Dr. Cable Green firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 704-4334 Twitter: cgreen