Mission Critical e-Learning: How Blackboard is Meeting the Tailored Needs of Community College Campuses

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  • 1. Mission Critical e-Learning: How Blackboard is Meeting the Tailored Needs of Community College Campuses
    • 30 th International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence May 25-28 th , 2008
    • Austin, Texas
    Eric Kunnen [email_address] Coordinator of Instructional Technologies Grand Rapids Community College Matt Davis [email_address] Senior Solutions Engineer Blackboard
  • 2. Agenda
      • Introductions and purpose of this session
      • About GRCC
      • Issues, Challenges, Needs, and Goals
      • Blackboard @ GRCC
        • Enhancing Courses and Teaching Practice
        • Building Communication and Connection
        • Providing Online Student Services
        • Extending and Expanding the Platform
      • Questions & Comments
  • 3. Purpose
    • Explain how GRCC is meeting 3 critical challenges
      • Building a strong sense of community for students
      • Providing the right help, at the right time, for the right student
      • Building a rich ‘academically oriented’ experience that entices and engages students
    • This will help explain how GRCC meets 3 critical challenges
        • Student Retention
        • Student ‘turn at the door’
        • Student Remediation
      • When we are finished, you will have had clear examples of how this could work on your campus
  • 4. Backdrop: This session is….
    • Not about a course management systems
    • Not about purely distance learning programs
    • Not about putting a course syllabus up
    • Is about solving the really challenging problems
    • Is about the strategic use of a platform to meet those challenges
    • It about elements you can begin to use immediately following this conference
  • 5. Agenda
      • Introductions and purpose of this session
      • About GRCC
      • Issues, Challenges, Needs, and Goals
      • Blackboard @ GRCC
        • Enhancing Courses and Teaching Practice
        • Building Communication and Connection
        • Providing Online Student Services
        • Extending and Expanding the Platform
      • Questions & Comments
  • 6. About Grand Rapids Community College
    • Established in 1914
    • One of 28 Community Colleges in Michigan
    • Main Downtown Campus in Grand Rapids
    • 2 Technical Education Centers
    • 15,000+ Students per semester in Full and Part-time Studies
    • 10,000+ Students in Non-credit Courses
  • 7. Agenda
      • Introductions and purpose of this session
      • About GRCC
      • Issues, Challenges, Needs, and Goals
      • Blackboard @ GRCC
        • Enhancing Courses and Teaching Practice
        • Building Communication and Connection
        • Providing Online Student Services
        • Extending and Expanding the Platform
      • Questions & Comments
  • 8. Issues, Challenges, Needs, and Goals
    • Improve student retention by meeting the changing needs of today’s totally wired students
    • Getting help to students when and where they need it, in a format that is flexible and responsive
    • Building a strong sense of community to keep students engaged
    • Building an environment that draws students in to a rich, academically oriented social experience
  • 9.
    • Everything we do with the Blackboard platform at GRCC is designed to meet these challenges.
    • Let’s see how we do it…
  • 10. Agenda
      • Introductions and purpose of this session
      • About GRCC
      • Issues, Challenges, Needs, and Goals
      • Blackboard @ GRCC
        • Enhancing Courses and Teaching Practice
        • Building Communication and Connection
        • Providing Online Student Services
        • Extending and Expanding the Platform
      • Questions & Comments
  • 11. Enhancing Courses and Teaching Practice Online, Hybrid, Web Enhancement/Engagement, New Capabilities
    • Online Courses – Bb is the Classroom
    • Hybrid Courses – Reduced Seat Time
    • Traditional Courses – Enhancement and Engagement
    • Faculty and Staff Professional Development
    • Assessment of General Learner Outcomes
    • Service Learning
  • 12. Building Communication and Connection Personalization, Role Based Information, Connection
    • The MODULES
      • Campus Announcements
      • Faculty Absences
      • Chronicle Wired Campus
      • Inside Higher Ed
      • Raider Grill Specials
      • Quick Polls
      • What’s New
    • The TABS
      • Student E-mail
      • Library
      • Scholar
      • Student Center
      • Community Tab
      • RaiderCard
      • eMarketplace
  • 13. Building Communication and Connection Student Organizations, Departments, Teams, & Committees
    • Secure Content/Document & Idea Sharing
    • Communication
    • Easy-to-use Web Publishing
    • Tracking
    • Off Campus Access to Information & Documents
    • A Few Examples
      • Student Senate
      • Academic Senate & AGC
      • Strategy Team
      • Nursing Department
      • FIPSE and AT&T Grant
      • Registrar – Training Materials and Reference
      • Business Department – sharing materials, ideas, activities
      • Tutoring – training, communication, sharing
  • 14. Building Communication and Connection Crisis and Course Messaging, Community Discussion Boards, IM
    • Crisis and Course TXT Messaging with clearTXT
    • Instant Messaging with Wimba Pronto
    • Open Discussion Forums
    • Bb Scholar Bookmark Sharing
  • 15. Providing Online Student Services Student ID, Door Access, eCommerce, Orientation, Student Support
    • Tutoring (Online Communication and Tracking)
    • Student Employee Communication
    • Student Orientation
    • Student Support Services
    • RaiderCard
    • eMarketplace
    • Door Access
    • Vending
    • Parking
    • Food Service
  • 16. Extending and Expanding the Platform Blackboard Building Blocks
    • Advanced Group Management
    • Open source Podcast Tool
    • Blackboard Scholar
    • Blackboard SafeAssign
    • Wimba Voice Tools
    • Wimba Pronto
    • clearTXT – Text Messaging
    • Learning Objects Blogs and Wikis
    • GRCC Photo Roster
    • And more…
  • 17. Into the Future… The Next Generation
    • Reporting and CMS metrics
    • Portfolios for students and faculty
    • Web-based file sharing
    • Building and sharing Quality & Exemplary courses
    • Enhancing YouTube and iTunes U course content
    • Extending communication to Mobile Devices
    • Investigating Assessment potential via Outcomes
    • Leveraging academic social networking via Blackboard Sync, etc.
    Eric
  • 18. Matt
  • 19. In conclusion
    • We’ve seen examples of how you can effectively solve some key, very strategic issues.
      • Student Retention
      • Student Remediation
      • Turn at the Door Rates
    • Using a platform from Blackboard that is cost effective, easy to use and in many cases, already in place.
  • 20. Agenda
      • Introductions and purpose of this session
      • About GRCC
      • Issues, Challenges, Needs, and Goals
      • Blackboard @ GRCC
        • Enhancing Courses and Teaching Practice
        • Building Communication and Connection
        • Providing Online Student Services
        • Extending and Expanding the Platform
      • Questions & Comments
  • 21. Thank You!
    • Questions, Discussion, and Comments
    • Eric Kunnen
      • [email_address]
      • Coordinator of Instructional Technologies
      • Grand Rapids Community College
    • Matt Davis
      • [email_address]
      • Senoir Solutions Engineer
      • Blackboard