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 real.

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The University as a Cloud: Openness in Education

  1. 1. The University as a Cloud: Openness in Education Dr. Charles SeveranceUniversity of Michigan School of Information www.dr-chuck.com
  2. 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. 3. Boundaries Edges Inside Outside
  4. 4. Messages inArchitecture
  5. 5. Kings College,Cambridge, 1444
  6. 6. Stanford University Quad 1887
  7. 7. University ofMichigan North Quad 2010
  8. 8. University ofMichigan North Quad 2010
  9. 9. The Past
  10. 10. Education for the Wealthy Few 0000-1930 Graduates Research / Ideas Graduates Gifts Gifts Basic FundsBasic Funds
  11. 11. Idea: Computers are Feasible and Won WWII ValuableTons ofMoney Tech Revolution 1930-1970
  12. 12. Idea: Computers are Feasible and Won WWII ValuableTons ofMoney Tech Revolution 1930-1970
  13. 13. Research Idea: Networks are Money Solutions to Feasible and Open Problems Valuable Source Network Revolution 1970-2000
  14. 14. The Present
  15. 15. IdeasGovernment Ideas Research ???? Ideas Money Ideas Globalization 2000-2012
  16. 16. IdeasGovernment Ideas Research ???? Ideas Money Ideas Globalization 2000-2012
  17. 17. Government Ideas IdeasFunding Agencies ???? Ideas Editorial Funding Boards Panels Journals Research Funds The "Engine" Tenure of Research
  18. 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. 19. The Future
  20. 20. Education for the Wealthy Few 0000-1930 Graduates Graduates Research / Ideas GiftsBasic Funds Gifts Basic Funds
  21. 21. Education 2020 and Beyond Graduates Graduates Research / Ideas GiftsBasic Funds Gifts Basic Funds
  22. 22. The Future is notpre-determined!
  23. 23. IdeasGovernment Ideas Research ???? Ideas Money Ideas
  24. 24. Government Ideas Ideas Ideas IdeasJournals?
  25. 25. Government Ideas Ideas Money GreatIdeas Students Ideas Ideas Ideas Great Students Money
  26. 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. 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. 28. Create an Identity and Dont Be Shy
  29. 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. 30. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY-Ogkc7Mnw
  31. 31. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VY-Ogkc7Mnw
  32. 32. Learning MangementSystem Plugins: 2005LEARNINGTOOL ORCONTENT :(
  33. 33. ToolsCommercial InteroperabilityCommon PublishersCartridge LMS Open Source Standards www.imsglobal.org
  34. 34. IMS LTI Nearly Universal in 2012 L T I
  35. 35. Dr. Chuck - Up in the Air
  36. 36. https://www.coursera.org/course/insidetheinternet
  37. 37. 16000"14000" Lecture" Quiz"12000" Extra" Final"10000" Cert" 8000" 6000" 4000" 2000" 0" 1" 2" 3" 4" 5" 6" 7" 8"
  38. 38. n=4701 Locationhttp://www.dr-chuck.com/coursera/insidetheinternet/2012-001/maps/where.html
  39. 39. n=4701 Schoolhttp://www.dr-chuck.com/coursera/insidetheinternet/2012-001/maps/school.html
  40. 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. 41. Perhaps my approaches seem crazy...
  42. 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. 43. March 26, 2012
  44. 44. Government Ideas Ideas Money Ideas GreatIdeas Students Ideas Great Ideas Students Money
  45. 45. Boundaries Edges Inside Outside
  46. 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. 47. Change the world through teaching... Great Students
  48. 48. ????????
  49. 49. http://online.dr-chuck.com/
  50. 50. Thank you

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