Technology in Education, Ed Leadership Perspective

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Technology in Education, Ed Leadership Perspective

  1. 1. Technology in Education
  2. 2. IntroductionThe Concerns• Environmental shifts in and outside the academic community have accelerated the shift to virtual learning.• Competitors now include prestigious institutions. Enhancements must be implemented to remain ahead of the emerging competition.• Current Context: must include at least one hour of virtual learning weekly in all campus classes• Leadership Role: motivate faculty to comply with the one hour requirement and to regularly teach courses online
  3. 3. ContextImpetus for Change to Virtual LearningPlatforms by institutions: The expense associated with any increase in physical capacity with• Private and Public - Shrinking budgetary resources via public funds and private endowments• For Profit - Investor demands for high returns
  4. 4. ContextImpetus for Change to Virtual Learning Platformsby ConstituencyFor faculty:• Trend – student demand for virtual education• Job preservationFor students:• Difficult balance career/life/studies in 24/7 world• Increasing costs associated with studies• Dwindling time available to dedicate to studies
  5. 5. Environmental Change• The New Learning Communityhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0fJKvdjQgs&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gb0AJgHi5Y&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9ohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=6AWYIit1uNk&feature=fvwp• Instructional Tools http://www.youtube.com/user/teachers http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm• Virtual Learning• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHVimVAVTmY
  6. 6. Emerging Themes• Teachable moment vs. guide on the side• Interactivity• Auditor intrusiveness• Validation/verification of student work• Technical infrastructure and software support• Academic freedom• Ownership (of course material)
  7. 7. Instructor SupportWho Uses MERLOT? As of December 31, 2011, here is what is in the MERLOT collection:Learning Materials – 32,046Peer Reviews – 3,493Member Comments – 8,970Personal Collections – 20,045Learning Exercises – 1,427How many people visited MERLOT in 2011? 903,844 visitors towww.merlot.orgHow many page views were there in 2011? 5,318,275 Page views whichis an average of 6 pages per visitWhat were the top 10 countries to visit MERLOT in 2011?1.USA 6. India2. Canada 7. Australia3. Philippines 8. Chile4. Israel 9. Mexico5. UK 10. MalaysiaSource: MERLOT Grapevine

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