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OPDA.ppt

  1. 1. Video Conferencing Technology Distance Learning and Professional Development
  2. 2. Early Days
  3. 3. 30 Years of Distance Learning have been VERY successful <ul><li>1971 First Classes, OU, OSU, 16 Receive Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous Support and Expansion </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Upgrades </li></ul><ul><li>1996 CareerTechs, K-12s, State Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>2000 DL Classrooms using H.323 </li></ul><ul><li>Oklahoma Distance Learning Association www.odla.org </li></ul><ul><li>Busiest DL network in the Country </li></ul>
  4. 4. Existing DL Activities in OK <ul><li>Every College in Oklahoma H.323 </li></ul><ul><li>Every CareerTech in Oklahoma H.323 </li></ul><ul><li>Most K-12s H.323 </li></ul><ul><li>Web Based Any-time, Any-where </li></ul><ul><li>Video Conferencing Services (MCUs at No Charge and Help Desk) </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment & Integration Contracts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduces administrative overhead, streamlines processes </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Limited Focus of Distance Learning <ul><li>Traditional Brick and Mortar </li></ul><ul><li>Traditional Student </li></ul><ul><li>Semester Based Missions </li></ul><ul><li>Very little Professional Development </li></ul>
  6. 6. Oklahoma Professional Development System <ul><li>Oklahoma Professional Development Centers OPDC (your town) </li></ul><ul><li>Oklahoma Professional Development System OPDS. </li></ul><ul><li>OPDA = OPDS Members. </li></ul>
  7. 7. OPD Assocation <ul><li>Bar Associaion - CLE </li></ul><ul><li>OK Board of Realtors CLE </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Schools CME </li></ul><ul><li>CareerTechs </li></ul><ul><li>Association of City Administrators/County Commissioners </li></ul><ul><li>DEQ – Water Quality workers Certification </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Safety Coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>Many “Professional Associations have Certifications” </li></ul>
  8. 8. OPD System Characteristics - Minimums <ul><li>Membership by Major Professional Associations </li></ul><ul><li>Supported by Many Colleges, Universities and CareerTechs </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized Governance / Scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Train-The-Coordinator Events </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide Marketing Services </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Marketing for Oklahoma </li></ul>
  9. 9. OPD Center Characteristics - Minimums <ul><li>Dedicated Facility. Professional’s feel Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Signage “Certified OPD Center” </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Environment </li></ul><ul><li>Refreshments </li></ul><ul><li>One Day or Half Day events common </li></ul><ul><li>Computers with high speed access, printers, scanner, electronic signature device </li></ul><ul><li>Staff – Very Important – Facilitator knows how to turn the systems on. </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals should feel Ownership </li></ul><ul><li>Statewide Recognition - Marketing </li></ul>
  10. 10. OPD Center Hosted Location Considerations <ul><li>Commitment from Host </li></ul><ul><li>Higher Education Facility </li></ul><ul><li>CareerTech Facility </li></ul><ul><li>City Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Local Chamber of Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Building </li></ul>
  11. 11. OPD Center Costs (small) <ul><li>Facility - $500/mo </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment $15k NRC </li></ul><ul><li>Connectivity $500/mo </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing - $500/mo </li></ul><ul><li>First year $33k </li></ul><ul><li>Subsequent Years $18k </li></ul>
  12. 12. OPD Center Benefits <ul><li>Professionals More Available </li></ul><ul><li>Professionals Better Skilled </li></ul><ul><li>Travel Savings </li></ul><ul><li>Attracts New Professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Retains Current Professionals </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Bill Johnson </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Network Operations for OneNet </li></ul><ul><li>President – Oklahoma Distance Learning Association </li></ul><ul><li>www.odla.org </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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