OLPD Technology Redesign (2011-2012)
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The Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development (OLPD) will be a campus-wide leader in the use of technology to enhance students’ educational experiences, academic praxis, and......

The Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development (OLPD) will be a campus-wide leader in the use of technology to enhance students’ educational experiences, academic praxis, and intellectual pursuits.

To achieve this vision, we aim to co-develop a culture within OLPD that anticipates and embraces technological change and encourages the use of existing and emerging technologies to support innovation and constructive collaboration among students, faculty and staff.

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  • 1. Year 1 Report Kit Alviz; John Moravec; Andrew Plovanich;Alfonso Sintjago; T Ann Tyler; Tryggvi Thayer
  • 2. Vision StatementThe Department of Organizational Leadership, Policyand Development (OLPD) will be a campus-wide leaderin the use of technology to enhance students’educational experiences, academic praxis, andintellectual pursuits.To achieve this vision, the we aim to co-develop aculture within OLPD that anticipates and embracestechnological change and encourages the use of existingand emerging technologies to support innovation andconstructive collaboration among students, faculty andstaff.
  • 3. Themes● Collaborative spaces to promote and maximize innovative technology use.● How is technology being used in OLPD (students, staff & faculty)?● New computing/communication/collaboration platforms (iPads, smartphones, social networking, media).● Establishing support networks for new technologies.● Opportunities/coursework to promote and foster innovation (innovation lab).
  • 4. What Have We Done?● Explore collaborative spaces (CoCo Coworking, LT Media Lab) – How can we utilize available space?● Technology Showcase – Students, staff & faculty invited to share and learn about how technology is being used in OLPD.● What an OLPD innovation lab will look like.● Survey on technology needs.
  • 5. Additional Inspiration
  • 6. Survey Questions Technology is evolving quickly and classroom culture needs to reflect those1 changes. What do you suggest for etiquette, best practices, and policies for the use of technology in the classroom? How can technical support be improved? And what topics need the most2 support? How would you envision a new collaborative space for OLPD students? And3 what would you like to see in it?
  • 7. Technology is evolving quickly and classroom culture needs to reflect those changes. What do you suggest for etiquette, best practices, and policies for the use of technology in the classroom?A. Establishing Norms: Technological devices can be a wonderful asset to astudent, but they can also be distracting. Thus, norms or rules of engagementabout the use of technology need to be established between the students andthe professor.B. Professor’s Responsibility: Most participants responded that professorsshould incorporate or continue to utilize technology in pedagogy for a varietyof reasons: to make the classroom more interactive, to promote dialogue, andto prepare students to be successful in their future work environments.
  • 8. How can technical support be improved? And what topics need the most support?A. Technology learning opportunities:Participants would like more opportunities to learn about applications andprograms, specifically in small training sessions. Trainings for professorsshould continue and focus on establishing a value of technology; how cantechnology improve learning or the classroom environment?B. Specific recommendations:-Help students with organization via citation managers-Help professors transform online learning to become more interactive-Have a scholarship search through OneStop-Have a supply of Mac chargers on reserve for graduate assistants-Establish an event calendar
  • 9. How would you envision a new collaborative space for OLPD students? And what would you like to see in it?Participants want to feel a sense of community, a place on campus that istheir own and where they can work, meet their peers, and collaborate withtheir colleagues. Large round tables, private work areas, an announcementboard, coffee machines, fridges, are Internet access are some of the thingsthey want to have access to in a space like this. Participants like the idea ofhaving a student-led space to share resources and referrals, work together todiscuss tech issues, and provide peer counseling and advising.
  • 10. Flexibility and Transformation
  • 11. Brainstorming What is Possible Video describing the Innovation Lab: http://youtu.be/51sBkmSBN3U
  • 12. Proposed Collaborative Independent Study Course Within the Innovation LabThe course described will allow students to gain valuable experiences as partof a student-led group project. While students are sometimes able to joindepartmental projects, the number of opportunities is limited. It is often difficultfor students to find the time to invest in student-led group projects whilecompleting their coursework and independent projects. Working oncollaborative projects is an important 21st century skill. By encouraging the useof the collaborative space for group projects, students will be able to fulfill theiracademic requirements while improving on a number of valuable skills for theworkplace of tomorrow, including project management, conflict resolution,evaluation, and collaborative work. Video describing the Innovation Lab: http://youtu.be/51sBkmSBN3U
  • 13. Ideas Bulletin Board
  • 14. Innovative Uses of the iPadThere are many uses for iPads in the classroom. They canreplace paper copy textbooks, advanced apps makeschoolwork more efficient and effective (Educause, 2011),in combination with Apple’s iTunes U, which allowsinstructors to upload audio and video to iTunes, students’access to lectures and other materials are greatlyincreased. (http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/)There are currently over 500,000 free lectures, books,videos, and other resources in iTunes U, exploringthousands of subjects.
  • 15. CEHDs Open Textbook CatalogCEHD’s Open Textbook Catalog (https://open.umn.edu/)demonstrates the growing interest in, and availability of,digital textbooks. Digital textbooks can potentially lower thecost of textbooks and they are convenient for students.Students can carry all of their textbooks and notes on aniPad, as opposed to only a few because of the weight andsize. Students can effortlessly print out lists of quotes, anduse embedded interactive infographics, audio-visuals, andsocial elements. For an example of what is now possiblewith digital textbooks visit: http://ourchoicethebook.com/.
  • 16. Flexible and Invisible Learning
  • 17. Technology Proficiency Expectations for OLPD Faculty http://www.iste.org/standards/nets-for-teachers
  • 18. Internet and Computing Core Certification RequirementsComputing Fundamentals Living OnlineComputer Hardware Networks and the InternetSoftware Electronic MailUsing an Operating System Using the Internet Using Mobile DevicesKey ApplicationsCommon Program Functions Moving ForwardWord Processing Functions ISTE and IC3 as recommendations ofSpreadsheet Functions what could be expected of incomingPresentation Software Functions faculty and competencies that could be strengthened by the current faculty.
  • 19. Iterative Evaluation Process
  • 20. Prospective TimelineSummer 2012 ● Begin transformation of graduate assistants’ area in 410 Wulling Hall to a collaborative ● space under the leadership of CIDE faculty and students ○ Discussion of OLPD space use and utility by students ○ Consideration of layout and furniture possibilitiesFall 2012 ● Appoint new TRTG ● Ongoing discussion of OLPD space use and utility by students ● TRTG to meet with the representatives of Leapfrog Institute and Jandris Center to ● explore possibilities for collaboration ● Identify possibilities for funding, and developing a budget ● TRTG to work with at least one faculty member to develop an innovation lab and course ● TRTG to develop an improved Technology Showcase based on participants experiences ● of the Spring, 2012 showcase ● TRTG work with faculty to pilot initiative to increase use of mobile technology in OLPD
  • 21. Prospective TimelineSpring 2013 ● Remodeling and purchase of equipment for the collaborative space ● First offering of a student led collaborative study course ● Start of mobile technology grad. student pilot project. ● OLPD Technology Showcase - 2nd Year ● Survey and additional data collection about recent changesSummer 2013 ● Formative Evaluation Report on the activities carried out by the TRTG during academic year 2012-13 to OLPD faculty ● Completion of remodeling of collaborative space ● Planning for TRTG 3rd year (2013-2014)
  • 22. Task Force Group Members OLPD Students Kristina Alviz Andrew Plovanich Alfonso Sintjago Special Thanks to Tryggvi Thayer Dr. Rebecca Ropers Teresa Tyler Dr. Jean Quam Faculty Adviser John Moravec