Sebastian: VCCS eLearning Plan

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Sebastian: VCCS eLearning Plan

  1. 1. Increasing student success in eLearning courses in the Virginia Community College System <br />Richard Sebastian, PhD<br />richard.sebastian@ gmail.com<br />(804) 840-5357<br />Image courtesy of wiangya<br />
  2. 2. In times of profound change, the learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.<br />-Al Rogers <br />
  3. 3. Student Success<br />Increase the number of students graduating, transferring, or completing a workforce credential by 50 percent, including increasing the success of students from underserved populations by 75 percent.<br /> <br />Image courtesy of Ambro<br />
  4. 4. What we know<br /> eLearning is an attractive option for learners<br />
  5. 5. What we know<br /> eLearning is an attractive option for VCCS learners<br />8.1%<br />3.7%<br />http://myfuture.vccs.edu/research/DLreports.htm<br />
  6. 6. What we know<br />eLearning can be a successful method of delivering instruction<br />
  7. 7. What we know<br /> There are well-established methods for improving student success in eLearning through preparation & support: <br />Identify students who are “right” for eLearning<br />Prepare them for learning online<br />Provide them with ongoing support & targeted interventions<br />http://www.vccaedu.org/inquiry/inquiry-spring-2008/1-13-Harrell.html<br />
  8. 8. What we know<br /> There are well-established methods for improving eLearning student success through effective instruction: <br />Encourage Contact Between Students and Faculty<br />Develop Reciprocity and Cooperation Among Students<br />Use Active Learning Techniques<br />Give Prompt Feedback<br />Emphasize Time on Task<br />Communicate High Expectations<br />Respect Diverse Talents and Ways of Learning<br />http://www.tltgroup.org/programs/seven.html<br />
  9. 9. What we know<br />
  10. 10. What we need to know<br />
  11. 11. What we need to know<br />What makes a successful online learner?<br />What does effective and engaged online learning look like?<br />Image courtesy of jscreationzs<br />
  12. 12. What we need to know<br />What does effective online teaching look like?<br />How do community colleges leverage the affordances of technology to create effective, efficient, and affordable eLearning programs?<br />Image courtesy of jscreationzs<br />
  13. 13. The Plan<br />Image courtesy of nuttakit<br />
  14. 14. The Plan<br />Data-driven<br />Learner-centered<br />Collaborative<br />Image courtesy of nuttakit<br />
  15. 15. The Plan<br />Use robust data collection and analysis to:<br /><ul><li> identify best practices in eLearning development & delivery that improve student success
  16. 16. inform policies that support the implementation of eLearning best practices
  17. 17. establish successful eLearning development and delivery standards</li></li></ul><li>The Plan<br />Use robust data collection and analysis to:<br /><ul><li> identify and target training needs of faculty to meet eLearning standards
  18. 18. identify opportunities for efficiencies in eLearning course development & delivery
  19. 19. facilitate opportunities for college collaboration and resource sharing</li></ul>Image courtesy of nuttakit<br />
  20. 20. Needs Assessment<br />Recommendations<br /><ul><li>Learner
  21. 21. Teacher
  22. 22. Course
  23. 23. System</li></ul>The Plan<br />Data<br />Resources<br />Collaboration & Partnerships<br />Policy<br />Trainings<br />
  24. 24. See handout<br />
  25. 25. See handout<br />
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  27. 27. Questions?<br />Richard Sebastian, PhD<br />richard.sebastian@ gmail.com<br />(804) 840-5357<br />Image courtesy of wiangya<br />

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