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A La Carte Education:
The evolution of learning

// Problem Solving Session with Jarrett Coger, Marie Kyle, and Chanelle H...
Intros (0:05)
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Who are we, and why should you listen to us?
Jarrett
www.jcoger.com
Marie
www.mariekyle.com
Chanelle
www.chanellehenry.com
YOU?
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K-12, University Professors, Administrators, Ed Tech

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What is a la carte education?
A simple definition:
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“An open approach to learning that
requires the full engagement of the learner
in defining what they...
Types of A La Carte
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Interdisciplinary programs

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Supplementary education courses

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After school programs

•

Exte...
DIY A La Carte cont’d:
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•

MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses)
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Skillshare

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Coursera

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Udemy

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CreativeLive
DIY A La Carte cont’d:
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TOQUES (Teaching Online Qualified Engaged Students)
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American University - Masters in Interna...
DIY A La Carte:
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INTENSIVES
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Cooper

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General Assembly
DIY A La Carte cont’d:
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Self Organizing Classes
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Meetup

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Mastermind Sessions
DIY A La Carte cont’d:
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Self Paced
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Code School

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Self Paced Courses by University of Illinois

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Flex Path by Ca...
An example
Wharton UPenn - MBA
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But we can do better.
“…We are at or approaching a point of significant transformation where you
will be able to snap modules together from a wid...
Take Charlie for instance…
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•

Charlie is a high school student with a 2.0 GPA. He is very
quiet, but intelligent and has...
RISD - Art School
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http://bit.ly/10kartschool
// your turn
Students - Case Study
Martin

Gina

Tommy

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Martin is a freshman

Gina is a junior in college

Tommy is a B studen...
Exercise
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Let’s break up into groups:
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Utilizing our definition of a la carte education, we want you
to get together ...
Presentation Time
// share!
hint: spreading the world for sample
curriculums helps people like Charlie,
Martin, Gina & Tommy.
“Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is
demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that
...
// wrap up
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Any Questions/Comments/Tomatoes Thrown?
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A La Carte Education - The Evolution of Learning

  1. 1. A La Carte Education: The evolution of learning // Problem Solving Session with Jarrett Coger, Marie Kyle, and Chanelle Henry
  2. 2. Intros (0:05) ! Who are we, and why should you listen to us?
  3. 3. Jarrett www.jcoger.com
  4. 4. Marie www.mariekyle.com
  5. 5. Chanelle www.chanellehenry.com
  6. 6. YOU? ! K-12, University Professors, Administrators, Ed Tech !
  7. 7. What is a la carte education?
  8. 8. A simple definition: ! “An open approach to learning that requires the full engagement of the learner in defining what they want to learn.”
  9. 9. Types of A La Carte ! • Interdisciplinary programs • Supplementary education courses • After school programs • Externships • DIY
  10. 10. DIY A La Carte cont’d: ! • MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) • Skillshare • Coursera • Udemy • CreativeLive
  11. 11. DIY A La Carte cont’d: ! • TOQUES (Teaching Online Qualified Engaged Students) • American University - Masters in International Relations
  12. 12. DIY A La Carte: ! • INTENSIVES • Cooper • General Assembly
  13. 13. DIY A La Carte cont’d: ! • Self Organizing Classes • Meetup • Mastermind Sessions
  14. 14. DIY A La Carte cont’d: ! • Self Paced • Code School • Self Paced Courses by University of Illinois • Flex Path by Capella University
  15. 15. An example
  16. 16. Wharton UPenn - MBA !
  17. 17. But we can do better.
  18. 18. “…We are at or approaching a point of significant transformation where you will be able to snap modules together from a wide array of choices, or link them in ways that produce what are sometimes called stackable credentials.” - Molly Corbett Broad, President of the American Council of Education
  19. 19. Take Charlie for instance… ! • Charlie is a high school student with a 2.0 GPA. He is very quiet, but intelligent and has potential and feels unchallenged in school. He doodles a lot while the teacher is talking and has few outlets but is interested in art. He has no money for school and there are no scholarships available.
  20. 20. RISD - Art School ! http://bit.ly/10kartschool
  21. 21. // your turn
  22. 22. Students - Case Study Martin Gina Tommy ! ! ! Martin is a freshman Gina is a junior in college Tommy is a B student in college student who is with varied interests and is high school, loves school very talented. He has a 3.0 on her third major. She’s and is naturally talented GPA, no major/undecided very motivated but lacks but lacks motivation. He and is a class clown with a direction. She always has loves to talk, help people, deep interest in sports. His new ideas, and is and is a natural born strongest grades are in interested in technology. problem solver. English.
  23. 23. Exercise ! Let’s break up into groups: ! • Utilizing our definition of a la carte education, we want you to get together with your group to figure out a better way to engage Martin, Gina and Tommy utilizing a la carte resources in their current situation. • Be prepared to share with the group.
  24. 24. Presentation Time // share!
  25. 25. hint: spreading the world for sample curriculums helps people like Charlie, Martin, Gina & Tommy.
  26. 26. “Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers.” ― Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
  27. 27. // wrap up ! Any Questions/Comments/Tomatoes Thrown?

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