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Multi-Access Learning



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Presenation here provides an overview of Multi-Access Learning for the Blend Sync research team in Australia on July 24, 2013.



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  • Multi-Access Learning Dr. Valerie Irvine @_valeriei #multiaccess July 24, 2013 for BlendSync (AUS) Flickr@Wonderlane
  • Dr. Valerie Irvine Assistant Professor, EdTech Co-Director, TIE Lab University of Victoria @_valeriei
  • Access Control Learner Agency
  • Irvine, V. (2013). Multi-Access Learning
  • Four Tiers of Multi-Access 1.Face-to-Face 2.Synchronous Online 3.Asynchronous Online 4.Open
  • Grand Yellowhead School Division, Alberta
  • The Technology Integration and Evaluation (TIE) Research Lab
  • Irvine, V. (2011). Multi-Access learning
  • Seems Like A Lot of Effort?
  • Online Learning • 25% increase in Higher Ed e-learning market in 2012-2017 (Education Sector Factbook, 2012) • Full-time students are in the minority (Bates) • Brick-and-Mortar Universities are sleeping giants in online learning (Irvine, 2013)
  • Revenue • 90-95% controlled by government • 50-60% in grants • Remainder in regulated domestic tuition
  • Decreasing 18-22 demographic nationally. USask, (2009). Managing enrollment strategically at the University of Saskatchewan 2009 Report. Available online:
  • Student Tuition Income • Demographic decline a significant issue • Domestic numbers unlikely to increase before 2030 • International student numbers will drop quickly after 2020 • Ability to increase resources is about increasing net tuition
  • ISSUES FACING BRICK & MORTAR UNIVERSITIES Current PSE Landscape demonstrates 1. Diminishing funds/cutbacks from the provincial government; 2. Increase in colleges with degree-granting status provincially 3. Increase in online programs globally
  • Increase in online programs world-wide…. or Everything we provide is now offered by someone else. -- David Wiley
  • Meeting Future Revenue Needs • Governments… not • Undergraduate students… not much • Graduate students… yes • International students… yes, but now competitive
  • ISSUES FACING BRICK & MORTAR UNIVERSITIES What students want: Flexibility in their learning options • Many have to work FT/PT jobs to be able to afford PSE • Reluctant to leave their positions in this economic climate
  • SOLUTION to Increase Revenue Top ways cited to increase revenue are to: 1. Recruit international students; and 2. Deliver course-based master’s programs.
  • A 3rd SOLUTION… Change access and registration options
  • SOLUTION: Multi-Access Learning
  • Current Face to Face Option
  • Current Online Option
  • Destination in Place and Space
  • LEARNER ACCESS: Promoting Student Agency • Emergence of choice - expanding “anytime, anywhere” • Social media/personalized learning networks expanded this to “with anyone” • I would like to expand this to “in any way”
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY Transfer locus of control of how to access courses to the learner.
  • Reassembling the Building Blocks has RISK…but we otherwise risk irrelevance
  • VALERIE IRVINE, PH.D | @_valeriei | @TIELab