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Stella C. Porto University of Maryland University College
Focus Faculty grassroots web 2.0 activity… How should institutions react in terms of support and ownership issues?
Overview <ul><li>Context: UMUC </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 uses </li></ul><ul><li>Tradeoffs and challenges: institutional vs...
Context and landscape U of  Maryland  U College
Context and landscape U of  Maryland  U College = UMUC
Context and landscape UMUC State institution Only 7% of support from the state Tuition driven >> distinct culture
Context and landscape some quantitative data Head count > 86,000 Enrollment > 272,000 Online enrollment > 177,000
Context and landscape UMUC quick facts 2nd largest state institution in the US Growth stateside of 74% over last 10 years ...
Context and landscape faculty support <ul><li>> 2,500 faculty: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial training for online learning ...
Context and landscape student/faculty/staff  global  support interface
Context and landscape: proprietary platform - WebTycho
Personal context within this landscape: <ul><li>Master of Distance Education  </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Administrator </li...
Meanwhile… Web 2.0 term coined by Tim O’Reilly as an evolution of the web (coined then 1.0)
Web 2.0 explosion of apps and services: social/sharing & media rich
Web 2.0  current tools changed (ex: 2.0 friendly browser)
Web 2.0 use in online learning class blog - Foundations of IT
Web 2.0 use in online learning class blog - doctoral dissertation cohort
Web 2.0 use in online learning class blog - capstone MDE class
Web 2.0 use in online learning e-portfolio (blog)
Web 2.0 use in online learning e-portfolio app
Web 2.0 use in online learning community building - blog
Web 2.0 use in online learning community building/resources - wiki
Web 2.0 use in online learning community building - groups - faculty
Web 2.0 use in online learning community building - groups - students
Tradeoffs and challenges scalability How do we provide training and support to faculty and students in the use of such too...
Tradeoffs and challenges cost efficiency What tools should the institution support? How extensively?
Tradeoffs and challenges ownership How much ownership is at risk under the institutional umbrella? How do we differentiate...
Tradeoffs and challenges innovation Web 2.0 tools are all about beta versions… How can institutions keep up, should they k...
Tradeoffs and challenges support We want institutions to support… How much, how far? Awareness of limitations of the under...
Tradeoffs and challenges interoperability/compatibility How should these tools connect with existing platforms? Enclosure?...
Tradeoffs and challenges sustainability and robustness Should institutions offer such tools to whom, for how long? Who is ...
Tradeoffs and challenges quality control How do institutions guarantee quality? How much control should they have? What ki...
Final remarks <ul><li>Complex process of decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>Grass roots movement that cannot be contained <...
Thank you… Contact:  [email_address] US-China Forum in Distance Education June 29 - July 2nd  http://www.umuc.edu/uschina/
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S.Porto Presentation at Annual EDEN Conference in Lisbon 2008

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Conference presentation. Discussion of the impact on higher-ed institutions when faculty and learners engage in web 2.0 activity outside of the institutional LMS. Advantages of the use of web 2.0 and challenges for institutions. Examples from UMUC and the Master of Distance Education.

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  1. 1. Stella C. Porto University of Maryland University College
  2. 2. Focus Faculty grassroots web 2.0 activity… How should institutions react in terms of support and ownership issues?
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Context: UMUC </li></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 uses </li></ul><ul><li>Tradeoffs and challenges: institutional vs. faculty perspective </li></ul>
  4. 4. Context and landscape U of Maryland U College
  5. 5. Context and landscape U of Maryland U College = UMUC
  6. 6. Context and landscape UMUC State institution Only 7% of support from the state Tuition driven >> distinct culture
  7. 7. Context and landscape some quantitative data Head count > 86,000 Enrollment > 272,000 Online enrollment > 177,000
  8. 8. Context and landscape UMUC quick facts 2nd largest state institution in the US Growth stateside of 74% over last 10 years Expect growth of 51% over the next 10 years > 100 degree programs fully online
  9. 9. Context and landscape faculty support <ul><li>> 2,500 faculty: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initial training for online learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous support </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Context and landscape student/faculty/staff global support interface
  11. 11. Context and landscape: proprietary platform - WebTycho
  12. 12. Personal context within this landscape: <ul><li>Master of Distance Education </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Administrator </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Student </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Meanwhile… Web 2.0 term coined by Tim O’Reilly as an evolution of the web (coined then 1.0)
  14. 14. Web 2.0 explosion of apps and services: social/sharing & media rich
  15. 15. Web 2.0 current tools changed (ex: 2.0 friendly browser)
  16. 16. Web 2.0 use in online learning class blog - Foundations of IT
  17. 17. Web 2.0 use in online learning class blog - doctoral dissertation cohort
  18. 18. Web 2.0 use in online learning class blog - capstone MDE class
  19. 19. Web 2.0 use in online learning e-portfolio (blog)
  20. 20. Web 2.0 use in online learning e-portfolio app
  21. 21. Web 2.0 use in online learning community building - blog
  22. 22. Web 2.0 use in online learning community building/resources - wiki
  23. 23. Web 2.0 use in online learning community building - groups - faculty
  24. 24. Web 2.0 use in online learning community building - groups - students
  25. 25. Tradeoffs and challenges scalability How do we provide training and support to faculty and students in the use of such tools? And there is the learning curve, technophobia, etc…
  26. 26. Tradeoffs and challenges cost efficiency What tools should the institution support? How extensively?
  27. 27. Tradeoffs and challenges ownership How much ownership is at risk under the institutional umbrella? How do we differentiate support from ownership?
  28. 28. Tradeoffs and challenges innovation Web 2.0 tools are all about beta versions… How can institutions keep up, should they keep up? If you build it will they come?
  29. 29. Tradeoffs and challenges support We want institutions to support… How much, how far? Awareness of limitations of the underlying business models
  30. 30. Tradeoffs and challenges interoperability/compatibility How should these tools connect with existing platforms? Enclosure? Decentralized tools?
  31. 31. Tradeoffs and challenges sustainability and robustness Should institutions offer such tools to whom, for how long? Who is accountable?
  32. 32. Tradeoffs and challenges quality control How do institutions guarantee quality? How much control should they have? What kind of policies and guidelines should be put in place?
  33. 33. Final remarks <ul><li>Complex process of decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>Grass roots movement that cannot be contained </li></ul><ul><li>Need for a vision and greater flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>What is in fact the future of LMS’s? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More and more encapsulated functions? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customized configuration of personal tools? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Strategic plan and balance </li></ul>
  34. 34. Thank you… Contact: [email_address] US-China Forum in Distance Education June 29 - July 2nd http://www.umuc.edu/uschina/
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