Emerging technologies are shaping higher
education… Trends over the next 2 years… • Integration of Online, Hybrid, and Collaborative Learning • Growing Ubiquity of Social Media Trends over the next 3-5 years… • The Shift from Students as Consumers to Students as Creators • The Rise of Data-Driven Learning and Assessment NMC, 2014 Horizon Report
Strong forces are changing the
higher education landscape Rising tuition Rising student debt Declining public investment Demographic shifts Changing faculty Globalization Emerging technologies Big data Cloud Computing Networked video Something new we haven’t seen yet…
Led by your curiousity… How
can I make my course more engaging without sacrificing rigor? Can we build digital tools that leverage cognitive science principles and enhance retention? Can we use learning analytics to create a more efficient learning path for students? Can MOOCs support interdisciplinary cross- campus programs of study? Could MOOCs help us reimagine STEM educator recruitment, training and professional development? Can MOOCs improve face to face and remote laboratory learning?Does flipping the class using MOOCs increase student satisfaction? What types of online learning experiences are most effective at increasing learning motivation? How can MOOCs engage learners with little or no college experience in STEM?
Inspired by MOOCs to explore
and experiment… How can we leverage technologies and content from MOOCs to improve instruction for students whose habits have been shaped by the networked digital age? What are the key indicators of student success in different delivery formats (online, hybrid and face to face)? Can MOOCs be leveraged to close achievement gaps for women and URMs in STEM introductory courses? Do MOOCs offer opportunities to promote and increase flexibility in instructor-student interaction? What does it take to flip a class using a MOOC? Does flipping the class with MOOCs increase student satisfaction? What happens when you convert a not-for-credit MOOC into a for credit course? Can MOOCs help us build learning communities of current and future STEM faculty to spread evidence-based high impact teaching practices?