www.lumenlearning.com
When HBCUs Collaborate for Success in
Online Education:
The Center for Excellence in Distance Learni...
2
Who are we?
Kim Thanos
CEO and co-founder
Lumen Learning
Kim Cliett Long, Ed.D.
Director
Center for Excellence in
Distan...
3
How do we fit together?
The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at
Wiley College
An HBCU collaborative for effect...
4
What is Lumen Learning?
We provide support services for
institutions using open
educational resources (OER)
effectively ...
5
The Center’s Work to Date
• Educators
Training and
Support
• Faculty training in
personal online
learning
• Training in ...
6
Today’s Discussion
• HBCUs and Distance Learning
• Establishing the Center | Wiley College
• Partnering to Expand Capaci...
7
HBCUs and Distance Learning
• Critical to survive and thrive in the future
• Inherent challenges
 Cost to build and est...
8
Wiley College’s Experience
• Goal: Build out distance learning programs
• Faculty initially started building courses usi...
9
Why create a Center for Excellence?
• We saw huge opportunities for collaboration
among HBCUs
 Institutions with simila...
10
Establishing the Center
Goals:
 Forum for dialogue on distance learning at HBCUs
 Network of leaders, practitioners, ...
11
How the Center works
• Identify priorities and areas to collaborate and build on
prior work
• Train designated faculty ...
12
Why use Open Educational
Resources (OER)?
• Quality. Increasing volume of high quality OER available to
educators and s...
13
What have we achieved?
• Three institutions (in conversations with others)
• 40+ online courses offered in Spring 2014
...
14
Oakwood University
• Goals and plans for distance learning
 Increase summer offerings
 Add winter break offerings
 F...
15
Becoming a Partner
• Decision to join the Center for Excellence
 Economies of scale
 Meets partnership goal for depar...
16
Our Approach
• Initial steps we have taken and recommend
 Obtain President’s and upper management buy-in
 Form online...
17
Progress to Date
• Organizational Management SACS online approval
• Pilot four traditional courses – spring 2014
• Over...
18
What value are we seeing?
• The Center provides
 Collaboration
 Mentorship
 Grant-writing opportunities
 Economies ...
19
Florida Memorial University
• Goals and plans for distance learning
 Respond to demands from faculty and students
 Id...
20
Stepping Up to Meet Demand
• Respond to demands from faculty and students
 Hybrid, web-enhanced, and flipped classes a...
21
Addressing Resource Needs
• Identify needed resources
 Course design is very expensive
 Improvements to existing infr...
22
Accreditation Compliance
• Comply with accreditation requirements
 Changes in mode of course delivery require approval...
23
Progress and Plans
• Trial period – Summer B 2014
 Offer 10-12 courses on-line, primarily from the Liberal
Arts Core C...
24
Supporting the Center’s Success
Lumen Learning Role:
• Training
• Faculty professional
development
• Assistance finding...
29
New Online Courses: Spring 2014
Oakwood University Wiley College
Microcomputer Apps
Principles of Psychology
Freshman C...
30
New Online Courses: Summer 2014
Oakwood U. Wiley College Florida Memorial
U.
Freshman Comp II
Microcomputer Apps
US His...
31
We Invite You to Learn More
To learn more about the Center for Excellence in Distance
Learning at Wiley College and how...
www.lumenlearning.com
Q&A
Thank you!
HBCUs and Online Education: The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College
HBCUs and Online Education: The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College
HBCUs and Online Education: The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College
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Are you struggling, like many HBCUs, to develop effective and affordable online education programs? The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College offers a new forum for collaboration, sharing and innovation between HBCUs designed to build capacity in distance learning.

This presentation features Dr. Kim Long of Wiley College sharing their progress building online programs and strengthening students’ success using open educational resources (OER). Dean Hyacinth Burton of Oakwood College and Dr. William Hopper of Florida Memorial University share their experiences working through the Center as a collaborative, affordable and productive path for achieving their institutions’ respective goals for online education. Kim Thanos discusses the innovative partnership between the Center for Excellence and Lumen Learning to provide faculty training, professional development, collaboration and ongoing support for the development of high quality courses using OER.

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HBCUs and Online Education: The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College

  1. 1. www.lumenlearning.com When HBCUs Collaborate for Success in Online Education: The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College Webinar March 24, 2014
  2. 2. 2 Who are we? Kim Thanos CEO and co-founder Lumen Learning Kim Cliett Long, Ed.D. Director Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College Hyacinth Burton Dean, Business and Adult & Continuing Education Oakwood University Dr. William Hopper Associate VP Institutional Effectiveness Florida Memorial University
  3. 3. 3 How do we fit together? The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College An HBCU collaborative for effective, open online education programs and practices Lumen Learning Dr. Kim Long, Director Wiley College Institutional Partners Respective Strengths and Contributions • Administration and management • Strategic planning • Accreditation • Faculty recruiting • Relationships • Distance learning policy, politics • OER training, expertise • Collaborative process • Open courses, resources • Faculty support • Enhancements • Links to innovation hubs • Students • Faculty • Priorities • Resources • Experience • Expertise
  4. 4. 4 What is Lumen Learning? We provide support services for institutions using open educational resources (OER) effectively to: • Eliminate textbook cost as a barrier to learning • Improve student success • Broaden access to educational opportunity we are: • A company, partially owned by a charitable foundation • Formed in 2012 • Based in Portland, OR • Founded through a series of grant-funded projects • Educators • Innovators in OER adoption • Currently working with 35+ institutions • Educators
  5. 5. 5 The Center’s Work to Date • Educators Training and Support • Faculty training in personal online learning • Training in OER • Guidance finding and mapping high quality content • Licensing and attribution • Instructional design • Enhancements to improve student success Collaborative Process • Identify priorities • Connect faculty • Map learning outcomes • Evaluate open content • Design courses • Peer review • Publish courses and resources • Teach • Refine and enhance over time Outcomes • Shared repository of courses, resources • 15+ OER-based courses in high- demand subjects • Textbook cost savings over 90% • Enthusiastic faculty • Grateful students • Quicker path to degree completion
  6. 6. 6 Today’s Discussion • HBCUs and Distance Learning • Establishing the Center | Wiley College • Partnering to Expand Capacity | Oakwood University • Responding to Faculty and Student Demand for Online Learning | Florida Memorial University • Supporting the Center’s Success | Lumen Learning • Q&A
  7. 7. 7 HBCUs and Distance Learning • Critical to survive and thrive in the future • Inherent challenges  Cost to build and establish programs, course  People: Staffing, training, support  Specialized expertise  Administrative, technical and instructional support  Cultural shift for institutions historically focused on highly personal, face-to-face education experience
  8. 8. 8 Wiley College’s Experience • Goal: Build out distance learning programs • Faculty initially started building courses using open educational resources (OER) in 2012-2013 • Joined Kaleidoscope Project (grant project directed by Lumen Learning) for faculty training, professional development, collaboration opportunities using OER
  9. 9. 9 Why create a Center for Excellence? • We saw huge opportunities for collaboration among HBCUs  Institutions with similar goals, facing similar challenges  Serve students with similar needs, profile  Strong interest in common set of courses, resources, online programs  Ability to share faculty, expertise, investment, courses, resources, experiences, work products
  10. 10. 10 Establishing the Center Goals:  Forum for dialogue on distance learning at HBCUs  Network of leaders, practitioners, researchers  Catalyst and clearinghouse for training, research, best practices, resource sharing, dissemination, innovation Vision:  Develop a vast catalog of online courses, programs, resources HBCUs can use to build distance education programs more efficiently and effectively
  11. 11. 11 How the Center works • Identify priorities and areas to collaborate and build on prior work • Train designated faculty members to design courses and teach effectively using OER • Multi-institution collaboration on course design, including adapting course for HBCU students, context • Peer review • Faculty support for teaching and improving courses • Collect and disseminate useful educational resources
  12. 12. 12 Why use Open Educational Resources (OER)? • Quality. Increasing volume of high quality OER available to educators and students • Cost Savings. Eliminate cost of expensive commercial textbooks • Access. Every student has free access to educational materials from the first day of class • Flexibility. Ability to add, modify, excerpt, remix and/or rearrange materials to:  Better align with learning outcomes  Better address students’ learning needs  Incorporate elements that encourage student success
  13. 13. 13 What have we achieved? • Three institutions (in conversations with others) • 40+ online courses offered in Spring 2014 • 30 more under development for Summer 2014 • Courses designed to teach information literacy within the context of the course subject matter • Students learning to use technology and information effectively in a “need to know” world • Positive feedback from faculty and students
  14. 14. 14 Oakwood University • Goals and plans for distance learning  Increase summer offerings  Add winter break offerings  Faculty development and training  Grant writing  Build and sustain capacity for online
  15. 15. 15 Becoming a Partner • Decision to join the Center for Excellence  Economies of scale  Meets partnership goal for department  Helps build and sustain capacity  Mentorship
  16. 16. 16 Our Approach • Initial steps we have taken and recommend  Obtain President’s and upper management buy-in  Form online committee with key university staff personnel  Create budget for online development  SACS or regional accrediting body approval  Faculty buy-in  Work with Center for Excellence for mentorship  Work with Lumen Learning for course development (faculty)  Ongoing training and development for faculty  Continuous improvement
  17. 17. 17 Progress to Date • Organizational Management SACS online approval • Pilot four traditional courses – spring 2014 • Over twenty scheduled summer online courses • Purchase SmartEval for course and instructor evaluations • Purchase Respondus Monitoring for test taking
  18. 18. 18 What value are we seeing? • The Center provides  Collaboration  Mentorship  Grant-writing opportunities  Economies of scale  Great working relationship
  19. 19. 19 Florida Memorial University • Goals and plans for distance learning  Respond to demands from faculty and students  Identify needed resources  Comply with accreditation requirements
  20. 20. 20 Stepping Up to Meet Demand • Respond to demands from faculty and students  Hybrid, web-enhanced, and flipped classes are already in use and are very popular  Several faculty are already teaching on-line at other institutions as adjuncts  Increasing number of students asking about on-line courses and programs
  21. 21. 21 Addressing Resource Needs • Identify needed resources  Course design is very expensive  Improvements to existing infrastructure were not a high priority  Center provides both incentive and opportunity
  22. 22. 22 Accreditation Compliance • Comply with accreditation requirements  Changes in mode of course delivery require approval  Additional means of student support services are needed  Avoid triggering a substantive change before the institution is fully ready
  23. 23. 23 Progress and Plans • Trial period – Summer B 2014  Offer 10-12 courses on-line, primarily from the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum  Target specific groups of students, especially first-time freshmen  Assess and review at the end to recommend for the next academic year  Include expansion of courses and programs in Strategic Plan under development, including substantive change
  24. 24. 24 Supporting the Center’s Success Lumen Learning Role: • Training • Faculty professional development • Assistance finding and curating open content • Facilitate aligning course content with learning outcomes • Design, review, improvement of OER-based courses • Maintain current licensing and attribution
  25. 25. 29 New Online Courses: Spring 2014 Oakwood University Wiley College Microcomputer Apps Principles of Psychology Freshman Comp II Macroeconomics Intro to Computing Principles of Psychology Intro to Sociology Survey of Math College Algebra US History I US History II Speech Communication
  26. 26. 30 New Online Courses: Summer 2014 Oakwood U. Wiley College Florida Memorial U. Freshman Comp II Microcomputer Apps US History I Music Appreciation Fund Concepts Math Life Science Principles of Marketing Principles of Psychology Microeconomics Macroeconomics Chemistry in Society Begin Spanish I Begin Spanish II Calculus Applied Calculus World Civilization I Health Principles Principles of Management Principles of Accounting I Principles of Accounting II Principles of Finance Physical Science Human Resource Management Freshman Comp I Freshman Comp II Intro to Computing Speech Communication US History I US History II Principles of Marketing Principles of Economics I Principles of Economics II General Psychology Survey of Math College Algebra Intro to Sociology Pre-Calculus I Pre-Calculus II Business Ethics Computer App Business Management Info Systems Criminal Investigation & Evid Criminal Law Criminal Justice Ethics & Prof Educational Psychology Human Growth & Development Children’s Literature Technology in Education The Exceptional Learner World Literature I World Literature II African-American Literature Elementary French I Elementary French II Humanities History of Western Philosophy Ethics & Politics Afr-Amer Cmty Personality Theory & Adjustmt Survey of Religion & Philosophy World Religions Christian Leadership Database System Management Introduction to Criminal Justice Introduction to Corrections Juvenile Justice System Organizational Behavior Organizational Leadership History & Principles of Phys Ed Health Education Recreation Leadership College Writing I College Writing II Intro to Public Speaking Music Appreciation Essentials of College Math Intermediate Algebra College Algebra Biological Science Earth Science Introduction to Statistics Essentials of College Writing Art Appreciation Red: Offered across all partners Blue: Offered by multiple partners
  27. 27. 31 We Invite You to Learn More To learn more about the Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College and how it might help you achieve your online education goals, contact: • Kim Long (klong@wileyc.edu or office: 903-923-1622 / mobile: 903-578-0199) • Kim Thanos (kim@lumenlearning.com or 503-816-4721) Website: http://cexdl.org/
  28. 28. www.lumenlearning.com Q&A Thank you!

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