Strategic Implications ofeLearningGrowth & Open Education<br />
Shifting our Thinking…<br />Old: eLearning as delivery mechanism.<br />New: eLearning as learning effectiveness strategy.<...
Shifting our Thinking…<br />Engaging broad segments of our population in higher education requireswe collectively recogniz...
eLearning Growth …2008 / 09 to 2009 / 10<br />eLearning up 31%<br />increase of 7,307 FTEs to…<br />30,911 state FTES  (“5...
eLearning Growth …2008 / 09 to 2009 / 10<br />111,000 students learn Onlineeach year + 51,000 Hybrid (headcount)<br />Onli...
eLearning Growth …2008 / 09 to 2009 / 10<br />Source: SBCTC Data Warehouse<br />
Why does this growth matter?<br />
HECB Master Plan<br />Educate More Citizens<br />Raise educational attainment to create prosperity, opportunity <br /><ul>...
By 2018, raise mid-level degrees and certificates to 36,200 annually, an increase of 9,400 degrees annually.</li></li></ul...
http://techplan.sbctc.edu<br />
Implementing: Strategic Technology Plan<br />ANGEL: online, hybrid, web-enhanced learning<br />Tegrity: lecture capture<br...
Efficient Purchasing = Access<br />WA Community & Technical Colleges save: $6 million / yearAll Students, Faculty & Staff ...
eLearning… but what about sharing digital content?<br />
We  have…<br />
a problem...<br />
The high cost of textbooks has reduced Washington citizens’ access to higher education.Full-time students spend approximat...
English Composition I<br /> 50,000+ enrollments / year<br /> x $100 textbook<br /> = $5+ Million every year<br />
…the current Higher Education textbook market is estimated at $8.2 billion, and is expected to reach in excess of $9 billi...
Open Education<br />Open Education Goal: increase access and completion by providing high quality, affordable, openly lice...
Open Education<br />Open Course Library<br />designing and sharing 81 high enrollment, gatekeeper courses<br />for face-to...
New State Board “Open” Policy<br />All digital software, educational resources and knowledge produced through competitive ...
So what’s next?<br />What are the kinds of decisions that will lead us to optimal use of technologies, content and talent ...
Questions<br />What would happen to the quality of curriculum if all system digital content was shared and course (re)desi...
Questions<br />Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative courses… (article)<br />
Questions<br />OLI Research Results:<br />OLI students completed course in half the time with half the number of in-person...
Questions<br />What if all state funded educational content was open access?  <br />What kind of efficiencies could higher...
Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and<br />Career Training Grants Program<br />$2 Billion Department of Labor ...
Dr. Cable GreenDirector of eLearning & Open EducationSBCTC360-704-4334cgreen@sbctc.edutwitter: cgreenblog.oer.sbctc.edu<br />
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  1. 1. Strategic Implications ofeLearningGrowth & Open Education<br />
  2. 2. Shifting our Thinking…<br />Old: eLearning as delivery mechanism.<br />New: eLearning as learning effectiveness strategy.<br />
  3. 3. Shifting our Thinking…<br />Engaging broad segments of our population in higher education requireswe collectively recognize and use the immense power of digital technologies and shared educational resources to support 21st century teaching and learning. <br />
  4. 4. eLearning Growth …2008 / 09 to 2009 / 10<br />eLearning up 31%<br />increase of 7,307 FTEs to…<br />30,911 state FTES (“5 ½ Colleges”)<br />All funding sources, all eLearning = 37,110 FTEs<br />Of all state funded FTE growth: <br />58% of the growth was eLearning<br />eLearning is now 19% of all state funded instructional activity<br />Source: SBCTC Data Warehouse<br />
  5. 5. eLearning Growth …2008 / 09 to 2009 / 10<br />111,000 students learn Onlineeach year + 51,000 Hybrid (headcount)<br />Online learning is the most popular form of eLearning, comprising 65 percent. <br />up 3,276 state FTES: 20% growth<br />Hybrid courses (online + face-to-face) are growing rapidly. <br />up 3,504 state FTES: 67% growth <br />Source: SBCTC Data Warehouse<br />
  6. 6. eLearning Growth …2008 / 09 to 2009 / 10<br />Source: SBCTC Data Warehouse<br />
  7. 7. Why does this growth matter?<br />
  8. 8. HECB Master Plan<br />Educate More Citizens<br />Raise educational attainment to create prosperity, opportunity <br /><ul><li>Policy Goal: Increase the total number of degrees and certificates…
  9. 9. By 2018, raise mid-level degrees and certificates to 36,200 annually, an increase of 9,400 degrees annually.</li></li></ul><li>2.2M round trips avoided<br />= reduced traffic congestion<br />3.3M gallons of gas saved<br />64.4M pounds of CO2 not in the air<br />9<br />Gas / Trips / CO2 Savings<br />http://www.fhcrc.org/about/pubs/center_news/weekly/img/2007_0806_i5_traffic.jpg<br />
  10. 10. http://techplan.sbctc.edu<br />
  11. 11. Implementing: Strategic Technology Plan<br />ANGEL: online, hybrid, web-enhanced learning<br />Tegrity: lecture capture<br />24 / 7 Help Desk<br />Elluminate: web conferencing<br />24 / 7 Library Reference<br />NW eTutoring Consortium: online tutoring<br />Streaming Media Server (Amazon)<br />Faculty Professional Development<br />
  12. 12. Efficient Purchasing = Access<br />WA Community & Technical Colleges save: $6 million / yearAll Students, Faculty & Staff at all 34 Colleges have access.<br />
  13. 13. eLearning… but what about sharing digital content?<br />
  14. 14. We have…<br />
  15. 15. a problem...<br />
  16. 16. The high cost of textbooks has reduced Washington citizens’ access to higher education.Full-time students spend approximately $1,000 on textbooks every year. <br />College Board Report: Trends in College Pricing (2007)<br />
  17. 17. English Composition I<br /> 50,000+ enrollments / year<br /> x $100 textbook<br /> = $5+ Million every year<br />
  18. 18. …the current Higher Education textbook market is estimated at $8.2 billion, and is expected to reach in excess of $9 billion by 2014.<br />Total market size based on Eduventures Textbook Market Study <br />and the National Association of College Stores, 2009.<br />
  19. 19. Open Education<br />Open Education Goal: increase access and completion by providing high quality, affordable, openly licensed educational resources.<br />
  20. 20. Open Education<br />Open Course Library<br />designing and sharing 81 high enrollment, gatekeeper courses<br />for face-to-face, hybrid and/or online delivery<br />to improve course completion rates<br />lower textbook costs for students (<$30)<br />provide new resources for faculty to use in their courses<br />for our college system to fully engage the global open educational resources discussion. <br />
  21. 21. New State Board “Open” Policy<br />All digital software, educational resources and knowledge produced through competitive grants, offered through and/or managed by the SBCTC, will carry a Creative Commons Attribution License. <br />
  22. 22. So what’s next?<br />What are the kinds of decisions that will lead us to optimal use of technologies, content and talent to support student achievement for all Washingtonians?<br />
  23. 23. Questions<br />What would happen to the quality of curriculum if all system digital content was shared and course (re)design was data driven?<br />How can we use technologies and shared content to significantly increase completion rates?<br />
  24. 24. Questions<br />Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative courses… (article)<br />
  25. 25. Questions<br />OLI Research Results:<br />OLI students completed course in half the time with half the number of in-person meetings<br />Accelerated learning study (Statistics): 33% more content, learning gain in standardized test 13% OLI vs 2% in traditional face-to-face class.<br />OLI Online vs. traditional. OLI 99% completion rate vs 41% completion rate traditional.<br />Lovett, M., Meyer, O., & Thille, C. (2008).  The Open Learning Initiative: Measuring the effectiveness <br />of the OLI statistics course in accelerating student learning. Journal of Interactive Media in Education.<br />
  26. 26. Questions<br />What if all state funded educational content was open access?  <br />What kind of efficiencies could higher education yield? <br />Simple idea: public access to publicly funded educational materials. <br />NIH & DOE are leading the federal government to do just that.<br />
  27. 27. Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and<br />Career Training Grants Program<br />$2 Billion Department of Labor Grant<br />All $2B of programs / courses produced must be openly licensed (CC BY)<br />WA Colleges can download, modify and use any of it!<br />Simple idea: public access to publicly funded educational materials. <br />
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  29. 29. Dr. Cable GreenDirector of eLearning & Open EducationSBCTC360-704-4334cgreen@sbctc.edutwitter: cgreenblog.oer.sbctc.edu<br />

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