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EDUCAUSE 2017: Course and Campus Collaboration Made Cohesive

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See case studies from Mid-State Technical College & University of Wisconsin-Whitewater to learn about the future of collaboration with Higher Education institutions.

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EDUCAUSE 2017: Course and Campus Collaboration Made Cohesive

  1. 1. Dr. Lance Ford Eric Loepp, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Brad Russell, Director of Information Technology, Mid-State Technical College Course and Campus Collaboration Made Cohesive Lea Ann Turner, Instructional Technology & Virtual Learning Specialist, Mid-State Technical College Nicole Weber, Ph.D., Director of Learning Technology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
  2. 2. Mid-State’s Connected Experience “Life often gets in the way of students returning to class”
  3. 3. Who is Mid-State Technical College? Small 2 Year Technical College in Central Wisconsin Approximately 1700 FTE in over 40 programs ranging from Urban Forestry to Business Management Large Non-Traditional Student Population with Varying Technical Abilities
  4. 4. Our Journey to the Connected Experience through The Educational Master Plan The Right Programs The Right Curriculum The Right Format (delivery mode) The Right Locations The Right Time
  5. 5. Education Outcomes: Driving Technology F U T U R E P A S T Traditional IT: Driving Technology Applications Services Platform Infrastructure, Security and Mobility What is the Connected Experience?
  6. 6. Applications Services Platform Infrastructure, Security, Mobility FY ’18 Technology Capital Budget Comparison $0.00 $200,000.00 $400,000.00 $600,000.00 $800,000.00 $1,000,000.00 $1,200,000.00 Yearly Breakdown MSTC FY'18 Budget Infrasructure, Security, and Mobility Services Platform Applications
  7. 7. FY 2018-2022 Technology Capital Budget Comparison Applications Services Platform Infrastructure, Security, Mobility $0.00 $1,000,000.00 $2,000,000.00 $3,000,000.00 $4,000,000.00 $5,000,000.00 $6,000,000.00 Connected Experience 5-Year capital Budget Infrasructure, Security, and Mobility Services Platform Applications
  8. 8. Teaching and Learning with Cisco Spark
  9. 9. Nicole Weber, PhD Director of Learning Technology Eric Loepp, PhD Assistant Professor, Political Science
  10. 10. • More than 12,000 students • Over 1,500 courses • 52 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs • 1,300 faculty and staff • Guided by the Wisconsin Idea
  11. 11. ABOUT OUR SPARK PROJECT
  12. 12. Why Cisco Spark? Key Questions • How can Spark assist instructors in their teaching? • How can Spark assist students in their learning? Spark Board Wireless Sharing Electronic Whiteboard Web Conferencing Spark Space Interaction Communication Collaboration
  13. 13. Exploring Technology •Sessions with Dr. Ford (July 2017) •Internal Session (August 2017) •Use in in Fall 2017 courses •Instructor/student data collection (December 2017) •Campus-Wide Call (April 2017) •Instructor Support Survey Data •Spark Selection (March 2017) Data-Driven Tool Selection Instructor Recruitment Instructional Development Implementation and Evaluation
  14. 14. What We’re Seeing • It is relatively intuitive for students to use • Students like adding profile pictures, making it easier to instructors to learn names and faces • Instructors feel that it enables quicker communication with students • It supports collaboration for small group work
  15. 15. THE INSTRUCTOR PERSPECTIVE
  16. 16. Why Spark? • I had no prior experience with Spark • Summer professional development sessions on campus allowed us to play with the technology • Support team has been very helpful and responsive
  17. 17. Why Spark? (Con’d) • New technology is intriguing – Can make life easier (after learning curve!) – It is accelerating (limit resistance!) – Students use it in personal and social life; why not in professional life? • UW-W is a rural campus – Commuters – Working students
  18. 18. Why Spark? (Con’d) • Extra-curricular skill development • Colleges/universities promote critical, analytical, knowledge skills – Increasingly, technological fluency is an imperative rather than a bonus
  19. 19. Personalized Learning Units
  20. 20. Conversations “Unlost”
  21. 21. Individual Consultations
  22. 22. Course Questions
  23. 23. Informal Chatter
  24. 24. Informal Chatter (Con’d)
  25. 25. Assignment Engagement
  26. 26. Classroom Back-Up

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