Mission Critical e-Learning: How Blackboard is Meeting the Tailored Needs of Community College Campuses <ul><li>30 th  Int...
Agenda <ul><ul><li>Introductions and purpose of this session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About GRCC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Purpose <ul><li>Explain how GRCC is meeting 3 critical challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building a strong sense of communi...
Backdrop:  This session is…. <ul><li>Not about a course management systems </li></ul><ul><li>Not about purely distance lea...
Agenda <ul><ul><li>Introductions and purpose of this session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About GRCC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
About Grand Rapids Community College <ul><li>Established in 1914 </li></ul><ul><li>One of 28 Community Colleges in Michiga...
Agenda <ul><ul><li>Introductions and purpose of this session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About GRCC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Issues, Challenges, Needs, and Goals <ul><li>Improve student  retention  by meeting the changing needs of today’s totally ...
<ul><li>Everything we do with the Blackboard platform at GRCC is designed to meet these challenges. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’...
Agenda <ul><ul><li>Introductions and purpose of this session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About GRCC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Enhancing Courses and Teaching Practice Online, Hybrid, Web Enhancement/Engagement, New Capabilities <ul><li>Online Course...
Building Communication and Connection Personalization, Role Based Information, Connection <ul><li>The MODULES </li></ul><u...
Building Communication and Connection   Student Organizations, Departments, Teams, & Committees <ul><li>Secure Content/Doc...
Building Communication and Connection  Crisis and Course Messaging, Community Discussion Boards, IM  <ul><li>Crisis and Co...
Providing Online Student Services Student ID, Door Access, eCommerce, Orientation, Student Support <ul><li>Tutoring (Onlin...
Extending and Expanding the Platform Blackboard Building Blocks <ul><li>Advanced Group Management </li></ul><ul><li>Open s...
Into the Future…  The Next Generation <ul><li>Reporting and CMS metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolios for students and facu...
Matt
In conclusion <ul><li>We’ve seen examples of how you can effectively solve some key, very strategic issues. </li></ul><ul>...
Agenda <ul><ul><li>Introductions and purpose of this session </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>About GRCC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Thank You! <ul><li>Questions, Discussion, and Comments </li></ul><ul><li>Eric Kunnen </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address]...
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Mission Critical e-Learning: How Blackboard is Meeting the Tailored Needs of Community College Campuses

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

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