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Michelle R. Weise - Executive Director, Sandbox Collaborative Hire Education: The Disruptive Potential of Online Competency-Based Education

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Keynote Address
Dr. Michelle R. Weise, Executive Director, Sandbox Collaborative
Hire Education: The Disruptive Potential of Online Competency-Based Education

Open SUNY COTE Summit
Conference Dates: February 24-26, 2016.
Location: SUNY Global Center, New York, New York
http://opensunycotesummit2016.edublogs.org/
Presentation Recording: http://sysadm.mediasite.suny.edu/Mediasite/Play/0851060109ba448da6983def4ba221221d

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Michelle R. Weise - Executive Director, Sandbox Collaborative Hire Education: The Disruptive Potential of Online Competency-Based Education

  1. 1. Michelle R. Weise, Ph.D. Hire Education: TheDisruptivePotential ofOnlineCompetency-BasedEducation
  2. 2. @rwmichelle Disruptive Innovation A process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up market, eventually displacing established competitors
  3. 3. @rwmichelle How to identify a disruptive innovation Disruption is a relative phenomenon •  Is the innovation targeting people who are nonconsumers or overserved by existing products?
  4. 4. @rwmichelle Who are the nonconsumers of higher ed? §  71% “nontraditional” §  By 2020, 42% of all college students will be 25 years of age or older (NCES) §  87.9% of college freshmen (CIRP) §  178 skillsets in Sept 2009 à 924 in Jun 2012 (McKinsey) §  ~91MM Americans with HS & no degree + some/no college
  5. 5. @rwmichelle How to identify a disruptive innovation Disruption is a relative phenomenon •  Is the innovation targeting people who are nonconsumers or overserved by existing products? •  Is the innovation not as good as existing products as judged by historical measures of performance?
  6. 6. @rwmichelle Performance Time Pace of performance improvement
  7. 7. @rwmichelle Sustaining InnovationsPerformance Time Performance that customers can utilize or absorb
  8. 8. @rwmichelle Sustaining vs. Disruptive Innovation Performance Time Sustaining innova,ons Incumbents dominate sustaining ba0les Entrants typically win at disrup7on Pace of performance improvement Disrup,ve Innova,ons Time Different Measure of Performance
  9. 9. @rwmichelle Waves of disruption •  1st wave: flexibility, convenience •  2nd wave: innovation on price –  Price + competency-based
  10. 10. @rwmichelle How to identify a disruptive innovation Disruption is a relative phenomenon •  Is the innovation targeting people who are nonconsumers or overserved by existing products? •  Is the innovation not as good as existing products as judged by historical measures of performance? •  Is the innovation simpler to use, more convenient, or more affordable? •  Is there a technology enabler that can carry the new value proposition up- market?
  11. 11. @rwmichelle Industries without an upwardly scalable technology are not disrupted Where does disruption not apply?
  12. 12. @rwmichelle How to identify a disruptive innovation Disruption is a relative phenomenon •  Is the innovation targeting people who are nonconsumers or overserved by existing products? •  Is the innovation not as good as existing products as judged by historical measures of performance? •  Is the innovation simpler to use, more convenient, or more affordable? •  Is there a technology enabler that can carry the new value proposition up- market? •  Is the technology paired with a business model innovation that allows it to be sustainable? •  Are existing providers motivated to ignore the new innovation and not threatened at the outset?
  13. 13. @rwmichelle Sustaining vs. Disruptive Innovation Incumbents dominate sustaining ba0les Performance Time Disrup,ve Innova,ons Time Sustaining innova,ons Entrants typically win at disrup7on Customer ability to use improvements Pace of technological improvement 45% margin on $250,000 40% margin à 20% margin on $2,000 60% margin on $500,000 Performance
  14. 14. @rwmichelle You gotta keep ’em separated
  15. 15. @rwmichelle What’s the real job to be done? Solution Job What? Why? “People don't want to buy a quarter-inch drill… …they want a quarter-inch hole!" - Theodore Levitt
  16. 16. @rwmichelle Learning to know & learning to do
  17. 17. @rwmichelle 1.  Disruptive Innovation and Academic Inertia 2.  Jobs To Be Done: The Shifting Value Proposition of College 3.  The Core of Competency-Based Education 4.  Online Competency-Based Education: Mastery and Modularization 5.  A New Value Network: Industry-Validated Learning Experiences 6.  College Disrupted 7.  Epilogue: Education and Equality Hire Education Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution
  18. 18. @rwmichelle Fixed-time, variable learning Deliver content to students Tes,ng & assessment Progress to next grade, subject, or body of material Receive results
  19. 19. @rwmichelle Competency-based Learning Learning is fixed and time is variable Offer learning experiences to students Tes,ng & assessment Receive real-,me interac,ve feedback Progress to next body of material
  20. 20. @rwmichelle Unbundled or disaggregated staffing models Professor InstrucDonal Design Team Mentor/ Academic Coach Tutor Assessor Subject MaJer Expert New opportuniDes: •  Cost reduc,on •  Focus •  Redesign of graduate school •  Redefini,on of high-touch
  21. 21. @rwmichelle Adding MODULARIZATION to the vernacular
  22. 22. @rwmichelle Nine competency clusters @CollforAmerica Foundational Skills Personal and Social Skills Content Knowledge Communication Skills Critical and Creative Thinking Quantitative Skills Digital Fluency and Information Literacy Personal Effectiveness Ethics and Social Responsibility Teamwork and Collaboration Business Essentials Science, Society and Culture “nothingcouldbemoreabsurdthantotryto educateindividualswithaneyetoonlyone lineofactivity” --JohnDewey(1915)
  23. 23. @rwmichelle Does this sound like voc-tech to you? “I learned about Lean Principles, the Federal Reserve, globalization, and the moral philosophies of Immanuel Kant and John Stewart Mill. I learned about the Renaissance, the Reformation, and the Enlightenment while exploring art from masters such as Giotto, Donatello, Rembrandt, Manet, and Picasso. I studied how the earth cycles water, carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorous; the enormity of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch; and the devastating impact pollution is having on sea turtles, birds, fish, and the overall health of our precious oceans.” --CfA graduate Shannon Lougee
  24. 24. @rwmichelle
  25. 25. @rwmichelle Anthony P. Carnevale and Jeff Strohl, “Separate and Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege” Education & Equality
  26. 26. @rwmichelle Our Credentialing Ecosystem $47 Certifications, apprenticeships, And other workforce training $18 Federal job training $177 Employer-provided formal training $413 Employer-provided informal training $60 Two-year colleges $347 Four-year colleges $655B Opportunity
  27. 27. @rwmichelle What is the job to be done?
  28. 28. @rwmichelle Hire Education: Mastery, Modularization, and the Workforce Revolution Available on Amazon.com Got Skills? Why Online Competency-Based Education Is the Disruptive Innovation for Higher Education Educause Nov 2014 For more information, please check out:

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