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Dr. Linda Baer - D2L Keynote Asia-Pac Conference - 9/15/12


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Dr. Linda Baer - D2L Keynote Asia-Pac Conference - 9/15/12

  1. 1. As the FutureCatches YouDr. Linda Baer
  2. 2. We are educating for careers that havenot been created, using technology notyet invented to solve problems thathaven’t been discovered. “Shift Happens” UTube
  3. 3. We have a symbiotic relationship with ourcommunity… and our community takes our storyto the world.University of Tasmania
  4. 4. Ever wanted to run away and join the circus (with your parents’ permission)
  5. 5. Ordinary Kids Doing Extraordinary ThingsThe Flying Fruit Fly Circus School is a year 3-10state government school working in a symbolicrelationship with the Flying Fruit Fly Circuslocated in Albury Wodonga on the New SouthWales-Victorian border . The circus wasestablished in 1979 and the school became itseducational arm in 1987.
  6. 6. Mapping Australian Higher Education • Rapid growth over past 40 years – 1970s 3%, 2011 25%; 2025 40% – 336,000 international students • Increase degree attainment • Knowledge economy make higher education vital to Australia’s prosperity • Student survey data – AUSSE/NSSE – Satisfaction with teaching – Less student engagement • Teaching and research balance • Demand-driven funding and skill shortages • Universities enjoy high levels of public confidence – 80% in 2010 Mapping Australian Higher Education, Andrew Norton, January 2012
  7. 7. "Higher Education at the Crossroads” Emerging Policy Issues• Possible move from the "one size fits all" model for funding and offerings – greater degree of specialization – differential HECs/HELP loans between institutions – greater fee "flexibility" – "teaching only" institutions• Research funding models, esp. research collaboration with industry• Relative roles of the Commonwealth and states-- more state funding• Need to improve linkages with predicted needs of industry• Employers indicated persistent difficulties in finding appropriate staff• Degree of cross-over between higher education and VET - currently quite small Higher Education in Australia: Structure, Policy & Debate, Jim Breen, Monash University December 2002 Mapping Australian Higher Education, Andrew Norton, January 2012
  8. 8. Deakin University wins the 2011 National Health Fusion Team ChallengeAn team of Deakin students have won the National Health Fusion Team Challenge, a national extracurricular competition between mixedInterprofessional teams of health students nearing the end of their studies.Deakin University medical researchers find potential new treatment for bipolar depressionDeakin University medical researchers have found that an antioxidant, N-acetylcysteine (NAC), is an effective treatment for bipolar depression.World leaders to debate multiculturalism, citizenship and identity at social inclusion forumDeakin University, under the auspices of the UN Alliance of Civilisations (UNAOC), will bring the UN Forum on Social Inclusion to Australia for the firsttime on 7 October at Melbourne Town Hall.US, Aussie and Chinese experts gather for first time to debate rise of ChinaDeakin Universitys experts on China and Asia, and for the first time other leading experts from China and the US will aim to create a global andregional buzz around Chinas rising role in the region at the 2011 Fulbright Symposium.Re-inventing the wheelCarbon Revolution (CFusion), a Victorian company that, in partnership with Deakin University, produced the worlds first one piece carbon fibre wheel,has been showcased at a Clean Technology Showcase in Canberra, an event launched by the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard and Innovation MinisterSenator Kim Carr.Deakin Professor works with UN to put culture on the global economic agendaDeakin Professor part of forum seeking input on the development of an index to measure the impact cultural diversity has on a countrys economy andhuman development.
  9. 9. University of Singapore Reform• Established an International Academic Advisory Panel, which aimed to help the government in establishing a world-class higher education system (Ministry of Education [MOE], Singapore 2001).• Established its third university, the Singapore Management University (SMU), in August 2000. This privately-owned institution was formed in collaboration with the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, which thus implies a more diversified governance and funding mechanism adopted by the government.• Universities link up their missions with their internal structures regarding talent management, organizational processes and resource allocation
  10. 10. Singapore Initiatives• Promoting transnational higher education in the joint-degree program arranged between the local universities and their overseas partners.• Policy to support transnational higher education, the Singapore government also offers a comprehensive package of financial-aid to international students through several public channels• Recent immigration policies that aim to attract talented and skilled individuals to live and work in Singapore, in addition, have also facilitated the development of its transnational education industry.The Quest for Regional Hub of Education: Searching for New Governance and Regulatory Regimes inSingapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia by Ka Ho Mok 2009
  11. 11. University of Tasmania
  12. 12. University of Tasmania• What is the Tasmanian Moment?• UTAS makes far-reaching educational, cultural and economic contributions to Tasmania and the world. While maintaining a strong and distinctive Tasmanian identity, programs and research are international in scope, vision and standards. The UTAS family includes around 50,000 graduates who are now scattered across the globe.• UTAS is connected and contemporary, creating life-changing, life- shaping experiences that provide the foundation on which to build careers and lives for our students.
  13. 13. United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2010
  14. 14. Four Challenges for the Next DecadeCompletion challenge Capacity challenge • Organizational capacity Knowledge & skills gap • Talent and skills Low completion rates • Collaboration Performance breakthroughs • CultureFunding challenge Innovation challenge State budget cuts  “Islands of innovation” College debt  Traditional models New business models for sustainability  Immunity to change 14
  16. 16. Knowledge & Skill Gap• Community college students are in trouble• Need better alignment to support college readiness• About 65% of all community college students nationwide need some form of remedial education• Less than one quarter of the students go on to earn any degree or certificate in eight years• Need to provide ways for adults in the workforce to return to college -- 22% attended college but didn’t complete
  17. 17. Completion Rates Remain Roughly Consistent Graduation rates at 150% of time 70 2-yr colleges 4-yr colleges 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Cohort yearSource: New York Times; NCES 17
  18. 18. Completion ChallengeSource: Bureau of the Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics. OECD, National Longitudinal Survey of Youth. Note: Low income 18defined as 185% of poverty line, consistent with K-12 free and reduced lunch threshold
  19. 19. The Great Paradox Need for Breakthroughs in Performance Rising Deeper expectations Higher More learning enrollments completions outcomes Constrained Limited seat Declining resources Budget cuts family capacity ability to paySource: 2011 Community Colleges and the Economy, AACC/Campus Computing Project, April 2011; Community College Student Survey, Pearson Foundation/Harris Interactive, Field dates: 19
  21. 21. Costs IncreasesSource: New York Times; NCES 21
  22. 22. College DebtThe total U.S. student loan debt is now up to$870 billion, which is more than the nationalauto loan debt or credit cards debt, according toan article from the Federal Reserve Bank of NewYork. Americans owe $693 billion in credit carddebt and $730 billion in auto loans
  23. 23. NEED FOR SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MODELS• Metrics for the 21st Century• Productivity• Access, affordability and quality• For-profits models for affordability
  25. 25. Organizational Capacity• Leadership for a New Age• Teaching, Learning and Student Success• Teams, Collaboratives and Crossing Boundaries• Professional Development• Sustainability• Culture – Persistent Restlessness for Improvement
  27. 27. Our duty is to wholly reinvent ourselves. We areAmerican’s future---intellectually, socially, culturally.”Gordon Gee, President of Ohio State University
  28. 28. Innovation Challenge• Lack business models that bring solutions to scale• Resistance to change• Slow, decentralized decision cycles• Entrenched interests• Suspicion of for-profit players• Accreditation systems
  29. 29. Scaling Innovation2007 Education market Number of Actual companies companies Projected distribution 160 140 120 Only 2 of 67 orgs funded 100 by US Department of 80 Education innovation 60 grants scaled/are still operational 40 20 0 1 5 20 100 400 Revenue US$ MillionsSource: McKinsey Analysis of EMR 2007 K-12 report and Berkerey Noyes 2007 investment analysis (unpublished))
  31. 31. Trends for the Future1. New models of blended and online courses
  32. 32. Model challengers taking many forms
  33. 33. Trends for the Future1. New models of blended and online courses2. Do it yourself education
  34. 34. Do It Yourself University
  35. 35. Khan Academy• Small bursts of knowledge• Taking a mastery-based approach to learning• Creating collaborative learning using focused coaching by the teacher• Dashboard that provides real-time data on student performance to individual students as well as their teachers, mentors or parents• Adaptive exercise software platform
  36. 36. Badges Earned Online Pose Challenge to Traditional College Diplomas Photo illustration by Bob McGrath for The Chronicle
  37. 37. Massively Open Online Courses
  38. 38. Trends for the Future1. New models of blended and online courses2. Do it yourself education3. Big data and analytics
  40. 40. Big Data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition, and Productivity• Unlock significant value by making data more transparent and useable• Transactional data more accurate and detailed• Segmentation of customers to tailor products and services• Improves decision making• Improves development of next generation products and services
  41. 41. Amazon features 43
  42. 42. D2L Analytics Solutions Forecasting, Risk Analytics Advanced DataReporting Optimization VisualizationAnalytics Analytics
  43. 43. Trends for the Future1. New models of blended and online courses2. Do it yourself education3. Big data and analytics4. E-textbooks
  44. 44. E-textbooks
  45. 45. Trends for the Future1. New models of blended and online courses2. Do it yourself education3. Big data and analytics4. E-textbooks5. Technology on the horizon
  46. 46. Technology on the HorizonOne year or less…• Mobile applications• Tablet computingTwo to three years…• Game-based learning• Learning analyticsFour to five years…• Gesture-based computing• Internet of things
  47. 47. Guess what she wants for her birthday?
  48. 48. iPad Has Faster Adoption than DVD • Excellent portability and battery life • A bigger canvas • Ideate app • Capturing ideas • An awesome tool for developing and implementing ideas
  49. 49. Math That Moves: Schools Embrace the iPad
  50. 50. Trends for the Future1. New models of blended and online courses2. Do it yourself education3. Big data and analytics4. E-textbooks5. Technology on the horizon…
  51. 51. “By…establishing new criteria for success, weare choosing not to participate in a race thathas already been lost.”Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University
  53. 53. Educational Positioning System
  54. 54. Educational Positioning System• Map-in starting point and destination• Routes to completion• ROI – ROV• Time to destination – progress• Fuel for the journey• Travel time to “norm” for the destination• Highway for optimizing student successMike Mathews
  55. 55. Grade Level Career Desire Funding Options ACT Score MAP Results Scroll FLEX-PCScroll FLEX-PC
  56. 56. LMS versus EPS: Comparison of Characteristics LMS EPS• Owned by institution • Owned by student• Poor persistence of complete • Permanent data repository in data cloud• Robust enterprise application • Collection of portable apps requires Big Iron servers allowing access to cloud data• Data not transferred across • Data accessible across institutions institutions • Like a GPS, user is central to• No user-centric operating experience environment
  57. 57. Facilitating Navigation with the Proper Tools 59
  58. 58. “If educational completion is one of the most prizedand valuable destinies for every Americanstudent, surely we need to innovate and market avision that leverages the technologies and analyticaltools that will completely eradicate theeducational risks of taking wrong-turns, runningout of academic gas, miscalculating thedistance, under estimating the costs, and theinability to have a ‘norm’ to compare a personalizededucational journey against.” Michael Mathews
  59. 59. The future is…..
  61. 61. Thank You!Contact information: