Getting Ready for Global Learners

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Learners today are different. How can your institution prepare for today's global learner?

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Getting Ready for Global Learners

  1. 1. ® Creating Change & Transforming Education for Global Learners Allan Christie GM and Learning Technologist, APAC
  2. 2. Introduction Topics ▶ About Me ▶ To MOOC or not to MOOC? ▶ Blackboard Open Education ▶ The ‘new’ Blackboard - supporting International Growth 2
  3. 3. Outline 3
  4. 4. I have been using educational technology in T&L for a long time! 4
  5. 5. Allan Christie, GM and eLearning Technologist, Blackboard APAC 5
  6. 6. Allan Christie, GM and eLearning Technologist, Blackboard APAC • 20 years on the ascilite Executive • Post-graduate research “evaluation of educational technologies in teaching & learning” • Excellence in Teaching Award – UniSA • 1998 – Founder and MD of NetSpot Pty Ltd • 2012 – acquired by Blackboard Inc. 6
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  9. 9. International Growth 10
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  11. 11. SHOWCASE OPEN ACCESS EXPERIMENTATION
  12. 12. 13 There are MOOC’s on a huge variety of topics! https://www.coursera.org/course/shaping2paths
  13. 13. 14 There are MOOC’s on a huge variety of topics! https://www.edx.org/course/snux/snux-snu216b-226-1x-international-1515
  14. 14. 15 There are MOOC’s on a huge variety of topics! http://www.openculture.com/free_certificate_courses
  15. 15. There are MOOC’s on a huge variety of topics! 16 https://www.coursesites.com/webapps/Bb-sites-course-creation- BBLEARN/pages/mooccatalog.html
  16. 16. 17 What is involved in making a MOOC Planning – being clear about “why” Time – it will always take you longer than you expect Assessment – accreditation? Open Badges Your involvement – how much interaction, ? Support from T/A’s Promotion – twitter, FB, blogs, web site, promotional video, etc. Resources – video, OER (copyright)
  17. 17. SHOWCASE OPEN ACCESS EXPERIMENTATION The above slide represents our current intentions, but such offering/functionality may be modified, delayed or abandoned without prior notice.
  18. 18. FAMILIAR PLATFORM INNOVATIVE TOOLS FULLY SUPPORTED BRIDGED EXPERIENCES
  19. 19. 20 Open Education powered by Blackboard Blackboard’s MOOC platform is available for existing clients An “existing client” can have any Blackboard product! Includes Learn, Mobile Learn, Collaborate and xpLor functionality Clients can brand with their own institution branding Blackboard Open Education will be available in 19 languages (incl. Korean) at launch General Availability is next month – July 2014 at no cost!
  20. 20. Experience and insight makes us a trusted partner 73% OF WORLD’S LEADING ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS WORK WITH BLACKBOARD* SERVE 19,000+ CLIENTS IN 100 COUNTRIES 3,000 HE Institutions in North America 1,900 International Institutions 12,300 K-12 Schools And Districts 1,800 Corporate And Government Orgs 22 COMPANY ROOTS IN EDUCATION SINCE 1997 * Source: 2014 THE University ranking 60% OF TOP 100 ASIA UNIVERSITIES WORK WITH BLACKBOARD*
  21. 21. With the largest global community of practice 23 30M USERS ACROSS 19KCUSTOMERS WORLDWIDE
  22. 22. By partnering with Blackboard, a global company that acts locally, we can work together to expand your offerings both within and beyond South Korea. 24
  23. 23. Conclusion 25 Three major takeaways: • My approach to eLearning o Who I am and what I stand for • Open Education powered by Blackboard o MOOC platform – free for existing clients and fully supported  General Availability – July 2014 • The ‘new’ Blackboard o Investment in International  e.g, new Blackboard data centre opens in Singapore August 2014  Staff in region to support your ADOPTION of technology
  24. 24. Upcoming conferences 26
  25. 25. Allan Christie GM and Learning Technologist, Blackboard APAC allan.christie@blackboard.com @ns_allanc Blog: christie.com.au

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