Educational Technology Committee VCCS Academic and Student Affairs Council November 11-12, 2010 Chair: Mike Williams
Action Item 1: Global Workgroup Motion: 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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Information Item 2: CCRC Developmental Online Study Completed—posted on CCRC website
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
Information Item 4: Comparison of Asynchronous /Hybrid Success Rates