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  1. 1. eCampusAlbertaA Story of Partnership and Collaborationin Distance Education<br />Dr. Tricia Donovan, Executive Director, eCampusAlberta<br />Dr. Janet Paterson-Weir, Senior Provost,<br />Grant MacEwan University<br />
  2. 2. eCampusAlberta<br />THE PROVINCE<br />Population: 3.6 million<br />Two-thirds live in two cities:<br /> Edmonton<br /> Calgary<br />THE CONSORTIUM<br />Universities: 2<br />Polytechnics: 2<br />Colleges: 11<br />
  3. 3. Leveraging Leadership<br />
  4. 4. Consortium Profile<br />ACCESS391 communities to date<br /> 16,900 registration projection (2010-11)<br /> 7,300 unique learners (2009-10)<br />PARTNERSHIP15 institutions since 2002<br /> 5 collaborative full credentials<br />CHOICEOver 60 credentials fully online<br /> > 600 courses available<br />LEARNERS26 median age<br /> taking 1 course > 65%<br /> taking 2 or more > 35%<br />
  5. 5. Learner Response<br />6 years of over 26% growth <br />2010/11 projection:16,900<br />Increased Access<br />40%learners from outside of region of institution<br />Lead/partner student support completion<br />93% pursuing credential <br />24/7 technical supportMonthly PD Sessions<br />Quality Standards<br />
  6. 6. Making it work<br />Rules<br /><ul><li>System governance
  7. 7. “Room” for all
  8. 8. Non-duplication</li></ul>Challenges<br /><ul><li>Membership management
  9. 9. Business model revision
  10. 10. Changing leadership</li></li></ul><li>The MacEwan University ExperienceRegaining Organizational Incentive<br />2003/04 – 06/07 Registrations: 24% of the consortium<br />2008/09 – 09/10 Registrations: 15% of the consortium<br />Needed expertise andtransparency<br />Centralized all faculty online committees<br />Moved from ‘representative’ to ‘informed’ structure<br /> Reported to Governance Council<br />Provided new instructional technology leadership<br />2010 Registrations – 31% growth<br />
  11. 11. System-wide impact<br />
  12. 12. Consortium Challenges<br /><ul><li> Sustaining the founding principles: minimize </li></ul> duplication, allow space for all members to develop and <br /> deliver online content<br /><ul><li> Institutional costs: membership, content </li></ul> development/delivery, collective agreements, IP<br /><ul><li> Consortium technology platforms: diversity, upgrades </li></ul> and continuing support<br /><ul><li> Tending the engagement agenda when leaders change
  13. 13. Constant care and feeding and celebrating our successes</li></ul> <br />  <br /> <br />  <br />
  14. 14. 10<br />eCampusAlberta<br />Tricia Donovan Janet Paterson-Weir<br />tricia.donovan@ecampusalberta.capatersonweirj@macewan.ca<br />

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