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Spokane CC 10-09

  1. 1. eLearning: Expanding Access:How Digital, Networked Technologies and SharingChanges Education<br />Cable Green<br />eLearning Director<br />
  2. 2. http://www.slideshare.net/cgreen<br />
  3. 3. Let’s talk about the big trends & how to prepare for inevitable change&how the Spokane Colleges can think in new ways to prepare graduates for a digital, networked world…<br />
  4. 4. Hold On!<br />
  5. 5. “We are in the midst of a technological, economic, and organizational transformation that allows us to negotiate the terms of freedom, justice, and productivity in the information society”<br />Yochai Benkler<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/lonewolf23/1570632701/<br />
  6. 6. Yes… We Really are Networked…<br />seamless connection of people, resources & knowledge<br />digitization of content<br />mobile, personal<br />global platform for collaboration<br />outsourcing<br />Anyone notice our global economy?<br />
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  8. 8. &quot;According to an IBM study, by 2010, the amount of digital information in the world will double every 11 hours.&quot;<br />
  9. 9. And we can make<br />all of our <br />“digital stuff”<br />available to<br />all people…<br />and most of it<br />will get used...<br />by someone.<br />
  10. 10. “Long Tail” of Publishing<br />$<br />long tail<br />HarryPotter<br />Hyper-geometricpartial differentialequations<br />
  11. 11. We All Get to Participate<br />http://wiki.elearning.ubc.ca/ComingApart <br />
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  13. 13. In a flat world, the artists, the synthesizers of ideas will rule. <br />And they will use web 2.0 software standards, and practices to distribute their ideas.<br />
  14. 14. And they want services<br />like this:<br />Backup<br />
  15. 15. So how do we prepare students for jobs that don’t yet exist, using<br />technologies that haven’t been<br />invented, to solve problems we<br />don’t even know are problems yet?<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHWTLA8WecI<br />
  16. 16. (1) Engage Participatory / “Web 2.0+”<br />Tools & Practices<br />
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  18. 18. - JSB<br />
  19. 19. RSS<br />
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  21. 21. Social Networking<br />
  22. 22. Social Bookmarking<br />http://delicious.com/geoffcain/oer<br />
  23. 23. Share Photos<br />http://www.flickr.com<br />
  24. 24. Wiki<br />
  25. 25. Share Slides (and use others’)<br />http://www.slideshare.net<br />
  26. 26. Share Video<br />
  27. 27. Online Meetings, Conferences…<br />Elluminate<br /><ul><li> 1,500+ faculty & staff accounts
  28. 28. 11,300+ rooms created
  29. 29. 2,250+ meetings have taken place
  30. 30. unlimited license, hosting, training
  31. 31. 24/7 help desk
  32. 32. unlimited license, hosting, training</li></li></ul><li>Blog<br />http://www.blogger.com <br />
  33. 33. Tweet<br />http://twitter.com<br />
  34. 34. Useful or Stupid?<br />http://www.edtechpost.ca/wordpress/2009/08/14/findoerafrica/<br />
  35. 35. (2) eLearning<br />Why call it “eLearning?”<br />
  36. 36. “Distance” is about geographic separation.<br />“eLearning” is about leveraging the unique affordances of digital, networked technologies to support new ways of learning in new spaces.<br />Online, Hybrid, Enhanced<br />“eLearning”<br />
  37. 37. Going to Web and Mobile<br />
  38. 38. Ongoing Online Learning Growth<br />Over 96,600 students learn online each year<br />Online FTE up more than 22%<br />Hybrid FTE up more than 45%<br />11 percent (and growing) of community and technical college courses are fully online<br />34<br />
  39. 39. Ongoing Online Learning Growth <br />45% of all CTC graduates earn 15 or more credits online or hybrid<br />23 colleges offer 86 different degrees and certificates online<br />16 colleges offer an AA degree online<br />35<br />
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  41. 41. Why does this growth matter?<br />
  42. 42. Educate More Citizens<br /><ul><li>HECB Master Plan
  43. 43. I. Raise educational attainment to create prosperity, opportunity
  44. 44. Policy Goal: Increase the total number of degrees and certificates produced annually to achieve Global Challenge State benchmarks.
  45. 45. By 2018, raise mid-level degrees and certificates to 36,200 annually, an increase of 9,400 degrees annually.</li></li></ul><li>2008 Online + Hybrid LearningGas / Carbon Savings<br />1.9M round trips avoided<br />= reduced traffic congestion<br />2.1M gallons of gas saved<br />39<br />http://www.fhcrc.org/about/pubs/center_news/weekly/img/2007_0806_i5_traffic.jpg<br />
  46. 46. (3) Open Educational Resources<br />
  47. 47. Why is “Open” Important?<br />Because when we cooperate and share, we all win – exponentially.<br />Faculty have new choice when building learning spaces.<br />…the more eyes on a problem, the greater chance for a solution.<br />Affordability: students can’t afford textbooks<br />Self-interest – good things happen when I share<br />It’s a social justice issue: everyone has the right to access global knowledge.<br />
  48. 48. Definition of OER<br />Digitized materials, offered freely and openly for educators, students, to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research.<br />
  49. 49. (a few) Open Content Repositories<br />OpenLearn (UK) - DEMO<br />OCW – MIT (MIT HS)<br />China Open Resources for Education has translated 109 MIT OCW courses into Simplified Chinese.<br />Rice Connexions<br />
  50. 50. Lenses @ Rice Connexions<br />social software for peer review & quality control<br />California<br />Community<br />Colleges<br />Ohio<br />Community<br />Colleges<br />Washington<br />Community<br />Colleges<br />
  51. 51. and there is this small<br />collection of articles:<br />
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  53. 53. The Old Economics<br />Print, warehouse, and ship a new book for every student<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalmediamuseum/2780164461/<br />
  54. 54. The New Economics<br />Upload one copy, and everyone uses it simultaneously<br />Making copies, storage, distribution of digital stuff = “Free”<br />http://cnx.org/content/col10522/latest/<br />
  55. 55. Why do we Need Open Textbooks?<br />2005 GAO report: College textbook prices have risen at twice the rate of annual inflation over the last two decades<br />http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05806.pdf<br />
  56. 56. Why do we Need Open Textbooks?<br />The College Board reported that for the 2007 through 2008 academic years each student spent an estimated $805 to $1,229 on college books and supplies…<br />http://www.collegeboard.com/prod_downloads/about/news_info/trends/trends_pricing_07.pdf<br />
  57. 57. Why do we Need Open Textbooks?<br />The gross margin on new college textbooks is currently 22.7 percent according to the National Association of College Stores.<br />Products available in college stores are sold with a margin, as in any retail operation. Margin is the difference between cost and retail price, reflecting work required to bring products to market. <br />http://www.nacs.org/public/research/margins.asp<br />
  58. 58. May, 2007: Dept of Ed.<br />
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  62. 62. http://www.maketextbooksaffordable.org/course_correction.pdf<br />
  63. 63. Comparison of Statistics Textbooks<br />
  64. 64. Why so urgent?<br />Consider One High Enrollment Course:<br />English Composition I<br />37,226 enrollments / year<br />X $100 textbook<br />= $3.7 Million + (cost to students)<br />What if we looked at 100, 200, 300 high enrollment courses?<br />http://rtnl.files.wordpress.com/2007/01/thinker21.jpg<br />
  65. 65. Impact on Students?<br />Work longer hours<br />Additional debt<br />Credit card debt<br />Not purchase textbooks<br />
  66. 66. Math in Society (Open Textbook)<br />David Lipmann, Professor @ Pierce College <br />3,972 annual enrollments<br />Textbooks savings to RTC students?<br />List of open and free textbooksthat may be suitable for use in community college courses<br />
  67. 67. Hey Higher Ed!<br />We must get rid of our “not invented here” attitude regarding others’ content<br />move to: &quot;proudly borrowed from there&quot;<br />Content is not a strategic advantage<br />Nor can we (or our students) afford it<br />
  68. 68. “As uncomfortable a proposition as this new openness may be for some, I believe it is the future of higher education.”<br />In web 2.0, everything is public & higher education needs to get used to it.<br />Future of Openness in Education<br />David Wiley 2006. Open source, openness, and higher education.<br />
  69. 69. What Happens if weDon’t Change?<br />Harder to catch-up …<br />Or even understand.<br />Google, Amazon, Apple, Open Source,<br />Open Content, Open Textbooks…<br />Functional Possibilities<br />Higher Education<br />Time<br />
  70. 70. 64<br />How is the fiscal health<br />of your local newspaper?<br />
  71. 71. http://techplan.sbctc.edu<br />65<br />“We will cultivate the culture and <br />practice of using and contributing to <br />open educational resources.”<br />
  72. 72. System Strategic Technology Plan <br />Access for all students and all colleges<br />Single, centrally funded solutions for common systems<br />Rule of 1: do it once <br />Rule of 0: don’t do it<br />Don’t build software, don’t host servers<br />Retain local branding and admin control<br />All instructional technologies are architected to make it easy to share content.<br />66<br />
  73. 73. But using open educational resources – and contributing to them – requires significant change in the culture of higher education. It requires thinking about content as a common resource that raises all boats when shared. It requires replacing our “not invented here” attitude with a “proudly borrowed from there” orientation. <br />(p.11)<br />67<br />
  74. 74. WA Legislation<br />SSHB1946 – two big ideas – share technology and share content.<br />(v) Methods and open licensing options for effectively sharing digital content including but not limited to: Open courseware, open textbooks, open journals, and open learning objects…<br />68<br />
  75. 75. Student Advocacy<br />WA CTC 2009 Student Voice Academy<br />(1) CUTTING TEXTBOOK COSTS<br />“The high cost of textbooks is a burden to students. Textbooks available in a printable, online format as well as in a traditional format would make curriculum easily accessible to students and instructors. Legislation that requires college instructional divisions to enhance available college online options for every required textbook whenever possible is requested.”<br />69<br />
  76. 76. Partnering with Consortia & ???<br />CCC OER<br />List of open and free textbooks that may be suitable for use in community college courses<br />WA CTCs redesign 80 courses<br />Conversation with FL, CA, TX, CT, OH…<br />70<br />
  77. 77. Federal Movement on Open?<br />Obama’s American Graduation Initiative<br />$50M / year for the creation of open courseware<br />Senator Dick Durbin (IL)<br />$15M / year: Open Textbooks<br />Undersecretary of Education Martha Kanter<br />@ Seattle District<br />OER leader when Chancellor @ Foothill-De Anza Community College District<br />Federal Research Access Act of 2009<br />increasing public access to academic research that is funded by the federal government (free after 6 mos)<br />71<br />
  78. 78. Important Messages are:<br />This is not about mandated curriculum.<br />All stakeholders need to be in the discussion.<br />Open resources provide more choice for faculty and lower costs (& increased access) for students.<br />72<br />
  79. 79. NEW HE Models are En Route<br />
  80. 80. Choices:<br />(1) Open up and<br />leverage global input<br />OR <br />(2) close up shop<br />
  81. 81. Think Big Crazy Ideas….<br />We could share all of our instructional digital resources including: courses, textbooks and library resources with the world… and, more important, use global digital materials.<br />We could use common teaching & learning, student services, and administrative technologies and support services.<br />We could design courses that enable and encourage students to contribute, change, remix course content.<br />
  82. 82. WA Legislation<br />SSHB1946 – two big ideas – share technology and share content.<br />(v) Methods and open licensing options for effectively sharing digital content including but not limited to: Open courseware, open textbooks, open journals, and open learning objects…<br />76<br />
  83. 83. Student Completion InitiativeCourse Redesign<br />77<br />
  84. 84. First….<br />It’s been made very clear to me that many faculty wanted to be involved, far earlier in the grant writing process … for this project.<br />I hear you – and will make a conscious, sustained effort to be very inclusive moving forward… (e.g., faculty are on 6295 & lecture capture RFP)<br />The real shaping of this project will be in its implementation … which is faculty driven.<br />78<br />
  85. 85. What is this Project about?<br />Is about “What is best for Students”<br />not what is best for<br />the publishing industry<br />existing business processes<br />Is about faculty having access to and wielding a global buffet of high quality, current, pedagogically sound educational content… to create and share world class learning materials.<br />79<br />
  86. 86. What is this Project about?<br />This project is about redesigning 81 high enrollment, gatekeeper and pre-college courses for face-to-face, hybrid and/or online delivery, to improve course completion rates, lower textbook costs for students, provide new resources for faculty to use in their courses, and for our college system to fully engage the global open educational resources discussion.<br />80<br />
  87. 87. Timeline<br />October 14, 2009 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announces grant award<br />Oct-Nov Work with system groups to develop RFP / Meet with faculty groups<br />November 18-19 Instruction Commission meeting, review RFP criteria and process<br />December 2-3 SBCTC meeting, review RFP criteria and process<br />December 10 WACTC meeting, review RFP criteria and process<br />January 4, 2010 Release RFP to colleges<br />January 11-22 Bidder’s Conferences: 2 ITVs: morning and afternoon / Elluminate with archive<br />February 15 RFPs due to SBCTC<br />February 22-24 Evaluation committees meet, make funding recommendations<br /> <br />March 17-18 SBCTC meeting, grants awarded<br />Spring 2010 Selected colleges and faculty begin projects<br />81<br />
  88. 88. Which Courses?<br />These 80 courses (#81 will be a new course) constitute 411,133 annual enrollments (2008-2009) across the 34 colleges. <br />Multiply that many enrollments by a $127 textbook and estimate our students are spending over $52.2M / year on textbooks for these 80 courses.<br />82<br />
  89. 89. Is this about Mandated Curriculum?<br />No. This project is not about forcing anyone to use the redesigned courses or instructional materials.<br />This project is not about creating &quot;canned courses.&quot; <br />The redesigned courses will be digital and modular so faculty can slice and dice them, remix / modify them, take the pieces they want to use - or ignore them.<br />83<br />
  90. 90. Is this part of Common Course #?<br />No.<br />Most of the 81 courses are common course numbered courses, though they were not selected for that reason. The courses were selected because they are the highest enrolled courses... we also tried to keep series of courses together - e.g., Calculus I, II, III.<br />84<br />
  91. 91. Who will Own the Redesigned Courses?<br />The redesigned courses will be collectively owned by the college system. Part of the grant is to put open creative commons licenses on all 81 courses and share them with the world.<br />85<br />
  92. 92. Is this about expanding eLearning?<br />No.<br />The redesigned courses will be digital .. so faculty can use them in whole or in part (or not at all) in any learning space.<br />86<br />
  93. 93. Am I forced to participate in this project?<br />No.<br />This is a competitive grant … and completely optional.<br />.... though I hope many of you do apply!<br />87<br />
  94. 94. How can I be part of this project?<br />Grant application available in January<br />Draft “Selection Criteria” will be discussed in detail at the “Town Hall” meetings.<br />Come to the Town Hall meetings<br />Wednesday, November 4: 3:00 – 4:30pm<br />Monday, November 9: 10:00 – 11:30am<br />Tuesday, November 17: 1:00 – 2:30pm<br />Friday, December 4: 2:00 – 3:30pm<br />88<br />
  95. 95. Budget?<br />For Faculty:<br />$15,000 – partial release time for 3 quarters<br />Q1: redesign ($5K)<br />Q2: redesign ($5K)<br />Q3: teach the course<br />Q4: redesign (what worked, didn’t work, etc.)<br />For “Support Teams”<br />$15,000 / person<br />89<br />
  96. 96. Questions? Let’s talk…<br />
  97. 97. Blogs: http://blog.oer.sbctc.edu http://blog.elearning.sbctc.edu Twitter: cgreen Slides @ http://www.slideshare.net/cgreen <br />Dr. Cable Green<br />eLearning Director<br />cgreen@sbctc.edu <br />(360) 704-4334<br />