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This presentation will explore the development process and demonstrate the use of Interactive Learning Tools (ILT’s) including; animations, mini-sims, simulations and online laboratories beneficial to …

This presentation will explore the development process and demonstrate the use of Interactive Learning Tools (ILT’s) including; animations, mini-sims, simulations and online laboratories beneficial to online and blended learning. In addition, an Industry Resource Connection (IRC) designed to aid and enhance industries training programs along with a competency based job shadow program will be discussed.

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  • 1. Workforce and ABE Embracing Digital Learning Spaces, Jump-Start Seminar
    Bismarck State College
  • 2. Bismarck State College
    • A community college located in Bismarck, ND since 1939
    • 3. 4,000 credit students
    • 4. Courses are transferable
    • 5. Regionally Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    • 6. 30 technical programs
    • 7. 6 programs with an energy focus and completely accessible online, 2 of them are also available in the classroom
    • 8. Energy curriculum has been offered for 34+ years
    • 9. 14,000 non-credit students: Continuing Education, Training & Innovation
    • 10. Customized Training & Apprenticeship Programs
  • Bismarck State College
    National Energy Center of Excellence
    United States Coast GuardDr. Larry C. Skogen, President
    • Business and Industry supported construction of NECE building
    • 11. Designed to meet the training and educational needs of the energy industry nationwide
    • 12. Funding for the building was donated by employees, individuals, community, energy industry, state and federal agencies ($18.3 million)
    • 13. Building houses state-of-the-art lab facilities with new technology, equipment and simulators ($3.0 million)
  • Bismarck State College
    Mission: Bismarck State College,an innovative community college, offers high quality education,workforce training, and enrichment programs reachinglocal and global communities.
    Vision: BSC, a national model for innovative education andworkforce training.
  • 14. Online and/or Face-to-Face Energy Offerings
    Power Plant Technology – operator education covering a broad array of electrical generation facilities that include; coal, oil, gas turbine/combined cycle, hydro, geothermal and wind.
    Nuclear Power Technology – education focused on meeting INPO requirements for non-licensed operator, maintenance, chemistry and health physics technicians.
    Process Plant Technology – operator education covering a broad array on industrial facilities that include refining, biodiesel, ethanol, food processing, and water treatment.
    Electric Power Technology – technician education focused on the transmission and distribution sectors of the energy industry. Upon completion of core fundamentals students specialize in one of four areas; line construction, metering, system design, and substation operation & maintenance.
    Electrical Transmission Systems Technology – operator education focused on dispatchers and system operators who control the electrical power grid and integration of power generation sources.
    Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in Energy Management - the BAS program is designed for individuals interested in supervisory and management positions within the energy industry.
    Renewable Generation Technology (Fall 2010) – operator and technician education covering a broad array of renewable focused generation technologies including; geothermal, solar, wind, biomass, hydro, tidal, and fuel cells.
    Non-Credit Workforce Training and Apprenticeship Offerings
  • 15. 1,203 Unique Students in 2009 (credit bearing)
  • 16. Growth of NECE Online and Classroom Programs
  • 17. U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Designation
    National Power Plant Operations Technology and Education Center
    The official designationrecognizes BSC as the premiernational center of education and training for operators and technicians in the energyindustryMay 2007
  • 18. Online and Blended Learning through
    • College Partnerships………..
    • 19. Industry Partnerships…………………
    • 20. Technology…………………………………………….
  • Online and Blended Learning through College Partnerships
    Turtle Mountain Community College (TMCC)- General education courses delivered online or face-to-face by TMCC- Non-credit technical courses delivered online by BSC- TMCC transfers in/attaches TMCC credit to BSC technical courses- TMCC students come to BSC over summer term to complete hands-on lab competencies- TMCC grants student an AAS Degree
    Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC)- General education and some technical courses are delivered face-to- face by FVTC- Remaining technical courses delivered online by BSC- Financial aid consortium agreement in place with FVTC as lead institution - FVTC grants the student an AAS Degree
  • 21. Online and Blended Learning through Industry Partnerships
    * Industry Partners in Job-Shadow Opportunities (80 hr min)* Win – Win – Win* Internship and/or outage employment may replace job shadow requirement* Coupled with animation, simulation and online labs throughout the program Heat Exchanger Competencies: Student Mentor Date
    o Check for external leaks - Notify Operations _______ _______ _______
    o Conduct a temperature survey _______ _______ _______
    o Conduct a pressure survey _______ _______ _______
    o Back flush a heat exchanger _______ _______ _______
    o Check an exchanger for tube leaks _______ _______ _______
    o Place an exchanger in service _______ _______ _______
    o Take an exchanger out of service _______ _______ _______
    o Tightness test an exchanger _______ _______ _______
    o Prepare exchanger for maintenance- decontaminate _______ _______ _______
    o LOTO exchanger _______ _______ _______
  • 22. Interactive Quizzes and Exercises Utilizing Technology
  • 23. Additional Online and Blended Learning Tools
  • WebLabPower Grid Laboratory
    WebLab is an online laboratory that provides a full power system experience to the student.
    • Consists of real equipment starting with two hydro-electric generators to manage the power loads.
    • 28. Available anywhere in the world via the Internet over modem speeds as low as 56k.
    • 29. Access the WebLab Power Grid
    • 30. WebLab Scheduler
  • U.S. Secretary of EnergyDr. Steven Chu
    Dr. Chu observes WebLabPedagogy
  • 31. Curriculum Development Center
  • 32. Future WebLab
  • 33. Future WebLab
  • 34. Bismarck State College
    National Energy Center of Excellence
    United States Coast GuardDr. Larry C. Skogen, President
    Dr. Larry C. Skogen, PresidentBismarck State College
    Bruce Emmil, Associate VPNational Energy Center of ExcellenceBismarck State College