On October 23rd, 2014, we updated our
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what can we all agree on? Has value Remains valuable Is attainable
challenges & choices What technologies make life easier, better, more satisfying? retention What strategies can capture successful applications? assessment What technologies can document success against standards? accountability What technologies increases/sustains access? access
Poll: What is your priority?
T&L&T Social networks Ubiquitous access, even after graduation retention Recorded interactions and feedback loops Data warehousing and analysis assessment Data collection of what is really going on with the instructor, the learner and the departments that interact with both Digital collections accountability Multiple communication modes Multiple content formats Just-in-time information and supports access
more, more, more
environments & tools LSU Alexandria Not just in class Not just via the Internet Not just on a computer
Employers report repeatedly that many new graduates they hire are not prepared to work, lacking the critical thinking, writing and problem-solving skills needed in today’s workplaces.
Testing to doing
Documenting to capturing
Measuring to collecting
There are 799 million illiterate worldwide (2004)
Communication skills honed in higher education are critical to tech-mediated interactions
The US is 10th in world of 25-34-year-olds with associates degree or higher
resources trumped all other factors [in retention]… schools with money were able to secure additional resources as necessary, could implement almost any strategy they wanted to, and, perhaps more importantly in the retention debate, were able to attract more qualified and competitive students - students that were almost surely going to graduate from college, even if they were from low-income backgrounds.
Lumina Foundation for Education (2002)
generations Sara McNeil, 2005
generations Veterans or Traditionalists Retiring from the work force 63-84 years old Sara McNeil, 2005 1922-1943
generations Veterans or Traditionalists Baby Boomers Retiring from the work force 63-84 years old Middle to end work force 46-62 years old Sara McNeil, 2005 1922-1943 1944-1960
generations Veterans or Traditionalists Baby Boomers Gen Xers Retiring from the work force 63-84 years old Middle to end work force 46-62 years old Beginning to mid work force 26-45 years old Sara McNeil, 2005 1922-1943 1944-1960 1961-1980
generations Nexters or Millennials Veterans or Traditionalists Baby Boomers Gen Xers Retiring from the work force 63-84 years old Middle to end work force 46-62 years old Beginning to mid work force 26-45 years old In K-20 education system 6-25 years old Sara McNeil, 2005 1922-1943 1944-1960 1961-1980 1981-2000
Poll: Which generation r u?
Veteran - Traditionalist
Nexter - Millennial
homeland 2001 - present
The percentage of college graduates deemed proficient in prose literacy has actually declined from 40 to 31 percent in the past decade. *
Informal and “non-traditional”
A part of ubiquitous networks
Not so enamored of technology but believe tech skills may be an advantage (younger over older)
70% never used a PDA
APX 50% never edited video or webpage using WYSWYG
APX 50% never sent a picture via phone
75% never email via phone
68% never use phone internet
Most do not blog, wiki, have a web site, etc.
what about those natives?
I don’t want anyone to see me online!! I want to separate school, work, and personal (family and social)… I don’t care who sees what?
acceptance & adoption
Alignment with K-12
Undergraduate vs. graduate
Student ownership of technology
Just-in-time, low investment information and supports
Poll: Who are you?
then & now
Poll: Where is your faculty?
what to do?
Recognize the continuum of skill
Value and build on individual capabilities
Offer buffet-style supports
Faculty at different stages of use and adoption
Students living in a separate technology world
Technology changes daily
IT units that deals with data management, security, identity, wireless….
Different standards of… Expectations Assumptions Operations
Change occurs more readily when it is embedded in Beliefs • Values • Traditions Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard
Managing Courses, Defining Learning: What Faculty, Students, and Administrators Want Ali Jafari, Patricia A. McGee, Colleen Carmean
User Interface (usability)
Internal tools optimization
Integration with other campus services
Open-source, Licensed Packages, Out-source
Scott Wilson, 2005
Macro - developing national curriculum, specifying qualification standards= societal or system
Meso - designing an educational program or a course on institutional level = school