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Presentation for the Utah Governor's Optimization Commission about data, openness, and how to improve education.

Presentation for the Utah Governor's Optimization Commission about data, openness, and how to improve education.

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  • 1. Optimizing Education
    • David Wiley, PhD
    • Department of Instructional Psychology & Technology
    • Brigham Young University
  • 2. Optimization, noun .
    • “ Improve efficiency, enhance effectiveness, and optimize performance”
  • 3. How Good Can It Be?
    • A famous answer from educational research
  • 4. Bloom’s 2 Sigma Challenge
    • Bloom, 1984
  • 5. One-to-One Tutoring
    • And other methods compared to 30 students in the classroom
  • 6. Average Tutored Student by 2 SD
    • In other words, the average student is capable of much more
  • 7. Tutoring is Expensive
    • So we teach class instead!
  • 8. Bloom, 1984
    • If the research on the 2 sigma problem yields practiced methods (methods that the average teacher or school faculty can learn in a brief period of time and use with little more cost or time than conventional instruction), it would be an educational contribution of the greatest magnitude . (p. 5)
  • 9. To Tutor Or Not to Tutor?
    • That is the (false) question
  • 10. “ Strategic Tutoring”
    • What if we could do one-on-one tutoring just-in-time and just-on-topic?
  • 11. Obs. 1 - Requires Great Insight
    • We’d have to know who needs help, when, and what they need help with
  • 12. Obs. 2 - Data Are the Key
    • You’d need live, fine-grained data about students, assessment, and curriculum
  • 13. Obs. 3 – Good Data Are Expensive!
    • Who gathers and analyzes data like this?
  • 14.  
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  • 18. Each and Every Interaction
    • Recorded and stored for analysis to improve quality of service / experience
  • 19.  
  • 20. Even the Grocer!
    • Almost every industry uses data more effectively than we do
  • 21. Connecting the Dots
    • 2 sigma => strategic tutoring => data
  • 22. How Can We Get the Data?
    • Follow Google, Amazon, Netflix, WoW, etc.
  • 23. Do School Online
    • Where each and every interaction can be captured and stored for analysis
  • 24.  
  • 25. What Kind of Data?
    • When they logged in, read, and worked
    • How long they logged in, read, and worked
    • Pathway information
    • Item-by-item analytics
    • &c.
  • 26. OHSU Teaching Model
    • Online curriculum teaches as much as possible, teachers do proactive “strategic tutoring”
  • 27. Another Benefit of Data
    • Engage in continuous improvement of curriculum materials
  • 28. Can You Improve Curriculum?
    • Data aren’t sufficient – you need permission
  • 29. Open Educational Resources
    • Give OHSU the permissions it needs to engage in continuous improvement
  • 30. “ 4R” Permissions Reuse – copy verbatim Redistribute – share with others Revise – adapt and improve Remix – combine with others
  • 31. OHSU Charter Requires OER
    • Founders’ way of “burning the ships”
  • 32. Continuous Quality Improvement
    • Student learning and curriculum effectiveness
    • grow simultaneously
  • 33. Feedback Loop Curriculum Use Curriculum Redesign Student Performance Data Data Describing Curriculum Performance Data Supporting Strategic Tutoring
  • 34. Capturing Out-of-Band Tutoring
    • Using customer relationship management
    • (CRM) tools
  • 35. Thank You
    • [email_address]
    • 801-422-7071
    • http://davidwiley.org/
  • 36. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tudor/255272612/ How could he fail the test? He was online studying all day every day last week!!!
  • 37. http://www.flickr.com/photos/combust/3593608524/ He must have been playing World of Warcraft, because he only spent 32 minutes on Algebra.
  • 38. Thank You
    • [email_address]
    • 801-422-7071
    • http://davidwiley.org/
  • 39. Visualizing Educational Data
    • Creating new visualization techniques to support teaching and learning
  • 40.  
  • 41. Only Our Second Semester
    • But we’re aggressively pursuing 2 sigma
  • 42. Thank You
    • [email_address]
    • http://davidwiley.org/