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Disrupting the Disruption in Higher Education - SXSWedu 2015

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For years, we've been told that the higher education system is broken and its demise is near. EdTech companies and startups have responded to this doomsday scenario by offering promises of salvation and calls for disruptive innovation. Voices critical of corporate intrusion into higher education are often framed as resisting change. This panel will examine the forces calling for disruption from a pedagogically informed critical perspective and add a much needed faculty voice to the debate. - See more at: http://schedule.sxswedu.com/events/event_EDUP33336

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Disrupting the Disruption in Higher Education - SXSWedu 2015

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  3. 3. Higher Ed the Swine Flu
  4. 4. 2. Respondwithfast-tracked procedures&insufficienttesting Createcrisisbychangingdefinition Provokewidespreadunjustifiedfear 1. Wastehugesumsofpublic$ Pharmaprofits:$7-10billion 3.
  5. 5. 2. Respondwithfast-tracked procedures&insufficienttesting Createcrisisbychangingdefinition Provokewidespreadunjustifiedfear 1. Wastehugesumsofpublic$ Pharmaprofits:$7-10billion 3.
  6. 6. It’s A Storm! It’s a Tsumami! It’s an Avalanche!
  7. 7. Personalizing learning
  8. 8. Personalizing learning
  9. 9. “You’renotjustanumber” quantified the student
  10. 10. It’s not what you say, it’s what they hear -FrankLuntz-
  11. 11. W H A T W E TALK ABOUT W H E N W E TALK ABOUT EDUCATION R e f o r m
  12. 12. -Or- The {C g}nitive discourse of the education reform movement
  13. 13. -Or- The {C g}nitive discourse of the education reform movement
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  17. 17. corp Reformers legislature banks universities
  18. 18. edtech corp Reformers legislature banks universities
  19. 19. edtech corp Reformers legislature banks universities faculty
  20. 20. edtech corp Reformers legislature banks universities faculty students parents
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  22. 22. educational technology might be best understood as akin to many other faith systems – that is, a “system of radical optimism” that persists despite the lack of immediate experience or evidence. —NeilSelwyn
  23. 23. e c o n omics 1 0 1
  24. 24. ? corporate r e f o r m
  25. 25. MISSION STATEMENT WORD CLOUD
  26. 26. MISSION STATEMENT WORD CLOUD
  27. 27. MISSION STATEMENT WORD CLOUD
  28. 28. PRIVATE PUBLIC PROFIT ED TECH MISSION STATEMENTS OF TOP INSTITUTIONS
  29. 29. PRIVATE PUBLIC PROFIT ED TECH MISSION STATEMENTS RESEARCH & TEACHING VS. CONTENT & LEARNING
  30. 30. PRIVATE PUBLIC PROFIT ED TECH MISSION STATEMENTS RESEARCH & TEACHING VS. CONTENT & LEARNING X X X X
  31. 31. PRIVATE PUBLIC PROFIT ED TECH MISSION STATEMENTS COMMUNITY VS. INDIVIDUAL
  32. 32. PRIVATE PUBLIC PROFIT ED TECH MISSION STATEMENTS COMMUNITY VS. INDIVIDUAL
  33. 33. community service citizen humanity society knowledge
  34. 34. community service citizen humanity society career data points human capital skillsPersonal content knowledge
  35. 35. U.S. has the b e s t universities in the world
  36. 36. a c c r e d i t i n g o r g a n i z a t i o n s w a n t assessments of student learning o u t c o m e s; s t a t e a g e n c i e s w a n t assessments to prove that tax dollars a r e b e i n g s p e n t e f f i c i e n t l y ; institutions want internal assessments that they can use to demonstrate success to their own constituencies —ChristopherB.Nelson
  37. 37. It’s no trick to if all you want is to make a lot of money. make a lot of money.
  38. 38. It’s no trick to if all you want is to increase graduation rates. increase graduation rates.
  39. 39. It’s no trick to if all you want is to complete on-time loans. complete on-time loans.
  40. 40. It’s no trick to if all you want is to increase student evals. increase student evals.
  41. 41. It’s no trick to if all you want is to retain students. retain students.
  42. 42. It’s no trick to if all you want is to raise test scores. raise test scores.
  43. 43. It’s no trick to if all you want is to reform higher ed. make a lot of money.
  44. 44. The reformers…view students as “human capital” or “assets.” One seldom sees any reference in their literature or public declarations to the importance of developing full persons to assume the responsibilities of citizenship. —DianeRavitch
  45. 45. edtech corp Reformers legislature banks universities faculty students parents
  46. 46. edtech corp Reformers legislature banks universities faculty students parents Flipping the disruption

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