CEO, EduKan Grew up in WV Educated in Virginia Now live in Kansas Ride motorcycles (in the dirt) Play drums for a bagpipe band Learning Spanish
Founded in 1998 Designed to deliver online education for member colleges Six Community Colleges in western Kansas Growth, then flat enrollments and revenue Looking for viability
Solid staff & experienced staff Little enrollment activity Single focus – provide online education Recent move off of a member’s campus Board interested in a change Major drop issue Solid academic processes Strong assessment
New Associate Members Partnership with Rosetta Stone Project Aristotle Spanish Gen. Ed. Transition Program New blogs New curriculum development approach Creating a culture of innovation (and failures)
Simulated emersion Feedback loop Mastery based No set up needed – web based Relatively inexpensive
Quick, ingenious, stimulating, alert, and outspoken. Resourceful in solving new and challenging problems. Adept at generating conceptual possibilities and then analyzing them strategically. Good at reading other people. Bored by routine, will seldom do the same thing the same way, apt to turn one new interest after another.
Quiet, friendly, responsible, and conscientious. Committed and steady in meeting their obligations. Thorough, painstaking, and accurate. Loyal, considerate, notice and remember specifics about people are important to them, concerned with how others feel. Strive to create an orderly and harmonious environment at work and at home.
What is the difference Creative = Intrinsic Innovative = Extrinsic Innovation is the practical application of creativity. Art example
If you are innovative – use the tool wisely grasshopper Go where you are appreciated Be prepared to be misunderstood Let your passion drive you Be prepared to fail Be prepared to deal with……
It’s OK, not everyone can be… or should be – We need the Nurturers and Analysts Sit back and observe… Never say “Can’t” Celebrate success No “I told you so” when the fail.. They will Enjoy and encourage their enthusiasm Just because you can’t see the vision, I does not mean it does not exist or will work.
Identify the need Identify the tolerance – Must be external evaluation Identify the resources Start small– pick a department or project where innovation is needed and will be appreciated Measure, evaluate and modify as you proceed.
2010 Sarver pk
Teaching an Old Dog New
Using innovation to transform your organization
Why need to go textbook free
EduKan provides access to quality higher education
through degrees, certificates, individual courses, support
services and emerging market-driven programming. We
are accessible, convenient and affordable.
Average cost of a text book $157.56 ($18.29 - $307.90)
Spring 2010 1,338 students spent $233,082
10 most popular classes
60% of total textbook costs
Average cost of $224.20