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  • 1. Educational Technology Committee
    VCCS Academic and Student Affairs Council
    November 11-12, 2010
    Chair: Mike Williams
  • 2. Action Item 1: Global Workgroup
    GW should focus on developing a distance learning orientation with content to support student success and on how best to deliver the orientation.
    We propose this list of tasks and timeline be approved as part of this action item.
  • 3. GW Task List
    Steve Sachs will be the ASAC and Educational Technology Committee representative on the Global Workgroup
    Ask each of the constituent groups to nominate a participant who is familiar with distance learning
    (VPs, Deans & Directors, Tech Council, eLET, Student Services, Student Information Systems, System office IT, CFAC) 
    Determine chair
    Develop objectives and outcomes for the orientation
    Determine ideal delivery methods
  • 4. Task List continued
    Choose or develop an orientation product, investigating existing third party products such as Blackboard’s orientation
    Investigate what VCCS colleges have already developed
    Examine connections to readiness assessments such as READI
    Plan and propose a pilot implementation
    Review results and revise orientation as necessary
    Make recommendation to ASAC Educational Technology Committee
  • 5. Timeline
    Select participants—by Feb. 1
    Meet and select chair – by March 1
    GW gets input from eLET and communicates GW’s workplan to ASAC at the May 26 meeting
    Formal pilot no later than spring 2012
    Student success data related to pilot presented at first fall 2012 ASAC meeting 
  • 6. Discussion Item 1: Intellectual Property report
    The committee discussed a draft set of changes to Section 12 (Intellectual Property) of the VCCS Policy Manual and comments from System Counsel, Rita Woltz.
    As a result of committee discussions, a revised set of proposed changes will be sent to System Counsel for her review.
  • 7. InformationItem: eLET Report
    eLET committee met via web conferencing Oct. 23, 2010
    Small group was designated to revise the Guidelines and Best Practices document
    It will be presented at the eLET Feb. meeting
  • 8. Information Item 2: CCRC Developmental Online Study
    Completed—posted on CCRC website
  • 9. Information Item 3: CCRC Distance Learning Study
    Spring 2011
    Currently working with NOVA to observe DL courses
    • Research on online course-taking generally lacks an in-depth examination of how content and instruction are adapted to suit the online context and how the technology-mediated delivery system affects student learning
  • Info Item 3 continued
    Quantitative and qualitative analyses related to student success
    Examine instructional activities, curriculum, and student and faculty interaction in online courses
  • 10. Information Item 4: Comparison of Asynchronous /Hybrid Success Rates