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The University as a Cloud: Openness in Education

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This was given 2012-Oct-30 in Andorra at the SIEE 12 conference. This was s little over-the-top even for me. At least it is thought-provoking. I think that I need to make it more tangible and …

This was given 2012-Oct-30 in Andorra at the SIEE 12 conference. This was s little over-the-top even for me. At least it is thought-provoking. I think that I need to make it more tangible and real.

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  • 1. The University as a Cloud: Openness in Education Dr. Charles SeveranceUniversity of Michigan School of Information www.dr-chuck.com
  • 2. WARNING WARNINGThis presentation does not contain facts or precise data. It is ideas, interpretations,imagination, paranoia, and guesses. The material is presented with simplification or exaggeration to make you think. Making you think is the goal of this presention.
  • 3. Boundaries Edges Inside Outside
  • 4. Messages inArchitecture
  • 5. Kings College,Cambridge, 1444
  • 6. Stanford University Quad 1887
  • 7. University ofMichigan North Quad 2010
  • 8. University ofMichigan North Quad 2010
  • 9. The Past
  • 10. Education for the Wealthy Few 0000-1930 Graduates Research / Ideas Graduates Gifts Gifts Basic FundsBasic Funds
  • 11. Idea: Computers are Feasible and Won WWII ValuableTons ofMoney Tech Revolution 1930-1970
  • 12. Idea: Computers are Feasible and Won WWII ValuableTons ofMoney Tech Revolution 1930-1970
  • 13. Research Idea: Networks are Money Solutions to Feasible and Open Problems Valuable Source Network Revolution 1970-2000
  • 14. The Present
  • 15. IdeasGovernment Ideas Research ???? Ideas Money Ideas Globalization 2000-2012
  • 16. IdeasGovernment Ideas Research ???? Ideas Money Ideas Globalization 2000-2012
  • 17. Government Ideas IdeasFunding Agencies ???? Ideas Editorial Funding Boards Panels Journals Research Funds The "Engine" Tenure of Research
  • 18. Seeing little or no value coming back from higher educationresearch or teaching funding, and a worsening first-world economy, governments are makingunprecedented cuts in HE funding.
  • 19. The Future
  • 20. Education for the Wealthy Few 0000-1930 Graduates Graduates Research / Ideas GiftsBasic Funds Gifts Basic Funds
  • 21. Education 2020 and Beyond Graduates Graduates Research / Ideas GiftsBasic Funds Gifts Basic Funds
  • 22. The Future is notpre-determined!
  • 23. IdeasGovernment Ideas Research ???? Ideas Money Ideas
  • 24. Government Ideas Ideas Ideas IdeasJournals?
  • 25. Government Ideas Ideas Money GreatIdeas Students Ideas Ideas Ideas Great Students Money
  • 26. Guiding Principles• Market yourself! Be confident.• Give your ideas freedom - the are less valuable than you think• Real-world impact must become the goal of research• Tenure is about being well-known,widely respected and highly valued• Work on things that you are passionate about - change the world
  • 27. WARNING WARNINGThe world changes slowly. These ideas are just examples to make you think. I amarrogant, cynical and fearless. Please do not apply these approaches to your career without consulting a professional.
  • 28. Create an Identity and Dont Be Shy
  • 29. Truly share yourgood ideas. You arenot likely to get rich- so at least make itso you can claim to be first.Consider your blog a real publishing outlet.
  • 30. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY-Ogkc7Mnw
  • 31. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY-Ogkc7Mnw
  • 32. Learning MangementSystem Plugins: 2005LEARNINGTOOL ORCONTENT :(
  • 33. ToolsCommercial InteroperabilityCommon PublishersCartridge LMS Open Source Standards www.imsglobal.org
  • 34. IMS LTI Nearly Universal in 2012 L T I
  • 35. Dr. Chuck - Up in the Air
  • 36. https://www.coursera.org/course/insidetheinternet
  • 37. 16000"14000" Lecture" Quiz"12000" Extra" Final"10000" Cert" 8000" 6000" 4000" 2000" 0" 1" 2" 3" 4" 5" 6" 7" 8"
  • 38. n=4701 Locationhttp://www.dr-chuck.com/coursera/insidetheinternet/2012-001/maps/where.html
  • 39. n=4701 Schoolhttp://www.dr-chuck.com/coursera/insidetheinternet/2012-001/maps/school.html
  • 40. New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Ann Arbor MI, Wilmington, NC, Chicago IL,Washington, DC, Memphis, TN, Seattle WA, Seoul, Barcelona http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzNHvmSv8T
  • 41. Perhaps my approaches seem crazy...
  • 42. Later that day, I receive a text message from an unknown 202 area code number: You will soon work for me. February 15, 2012
  • 43. March 26, 2012
  • 44. Government Ideas Ideas Money Ideas GreatIdeas Students Ideas Great Ideas Students Money
  • 45. Boundaries Edges Inside Outside
  • 46. We Need New Structures...• We need flexibility• Tenure must become more fluid• Innovative / entrepreneurial faculty must be supported• Education must lead to student value• Sometimes structures are too fossilized and we must build anew
  • 47. Change the world through teaching... Great Students
  • 48. ????????
  • 49. http://online.dr-chuck.com/
  • 50. Thank you