LA TROBEBusiness Economics & LawAN OPEN & FLEXIBLE BEL BY 2017 leighblackall.com
INTRODUCING LEIGH http://leighblackall.com Educational developer since 2001 Hunter and Western Sydney TAFE Otago Polytechnic University of Canberra Charles Darwin University Media production Networked learning Open and flexible education Open academic practices
LOOKING AT BEL LA TROBE BEL is one third of La Trobe University 9,000 students 230 full time staff Traditional, large lectures, small tutorials Seeking to expand Uses Moodle2 A few blended courses No flexible delivery options available1586, Dutchwoman from Frauen Trachtenbuch by Jost Amman (image source: Wikimedia Commons)
QUESTION[SHORT VERSION]WHAT IS THE USE OFTECHNOLOGIES IN THEFACULTY, AND WHATSTEPS WOULD WE TAKE?
ASPIRATION Valle Frances xtinacooke on flickr Increase blended delivery 20% of students in flexible study by 2017 How to achieve these aims?..
20% STUDENTS IN FLEXIBLE STUDY>1800 people16 undergraduate & 8 postgraduate units4 x 1st year units = 800 ppl5 x 2nd year units = 500 ppl7 x 3rd/4th year units = 350 ppl8 x postgrad units = 160 ppl3 years to do it
OPEN EDUCATION + Flexible Assessment to achieve20%Remove all barriers to online learningFOCUS CURRICULUM ON ASSIGNMENTS AND CONTENT TO SUPPORT COMPLETION OF ASSIGNMENTSFee-for-service is for tutorials, lecturer contact, assessment and certification
Black and White image WHERE TO START?of Catalina 37’s at thestart-finish line of theCongressiona Cup MatchRaces in Long Beach, CA. Identify 4 of 16 units to trialhttp://wdphoto.com/ (preferably 3rd or 4th year &/or postgrad) Hold conference events on open ed & flexible assessment2013: Establish core skills needed by staff in trial Develop courses to suit open education and flexible assessment model
2014:WHERE TO START? Adapt and scale model across 8 of the 16 units, including at least one 1st year unit Invest in staff support Engage in national and international forums
Where to start?2015/16:• Adapt & scale across all 16 units• Invest in staffing• Win developmental grants to sustain effort
EXAMPLES OF OPEN & FLEXIBLE ED BPS2011 (The Business and Politics of Sport) http://bps.ucniss.net3RD YEAR UNDERGRAD WITH 100 STUDENTS P/SEM 2010 POOR FEEDBACK - 2011 EXCELLENT FEEDBACK Los Toros Michael Crouser 2009 YALE MIT HARVARD Many others, but few in Australia