EDUCAUSE Conference 2013
Highlights & Themes
Debbie Morrison
Online Learning Insights
Overview
Slideshare Contents:
– Conference Details
– Conference Highlights
– Themes from Teaching and Learning Track
– Key...
Conference Details
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October 15 – 18, 2013
Anaheim Convention Centre, CA
Keynotes, Sir Ken Robinson, Jane McCon...
Conference

HIGHLIGHTS
Keynote with Sir Ken Robinson
Leading a Culture of Innovation

• Digital culture is changing the
face of the earth
• The d...
Thursday Keynote: Jane McGonigal
Featured Session: Digital Learning Initiative
Open Networks for Social and Connected Learning, Dr. M. Ito
• How can learne...
Closing Keynote: Paul Leblanc
Disaggregation and Innovation in Education: Charting a Course Through
Turbulent Times

Paul ...
Conference

THEMES
Themes from Teaching & Learning Track
1. Competency-Based Education
2. Personalized Learning

3. Disaggregation
1. Competency Based Education
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Competency education:
– Competency assessment replaces the credit hour (seat time) with
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Example: College for America Competency
Degree Program

Image from College for America presentation by Paul Le Blanc
Award...
Example: University Now, Competency
Degree Program

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Two schools are within the University Now framework, New Ch...
Example: The Global Learning Qualifications
Framework
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SUNY Empire state college is
developing a framework to
assess ...
Competencies: Key Takeaways
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Competency-based education is viewed as a promising model for
higher education given its po...
2. Personalized Learning
Students are in the center of learning paradigm…
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―Curriculum is individualized‖ session: Compe...
Examples: Personalized Learning
Personalized Learning: Key Takeaways
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The Personalized learning movement is fueled by:
– student data collected by insti...
3. Disaggregation
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The disaggregation--separating of operational functions within a
university system [assessment, athle...
Examples of Models using Disaggregation
Disaggregation: Key Takeaways
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Many higher education institutions will consider disaggregation within
their operational ...
Conference-related

RESOURCES
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EDUCAUSE 2013: The Future of Higher Ed, Storify by Chronicle of
Higher Ed
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  1. 1. EDUCAUSE Conference 2013 Highlights & Themes Debbie Morrison Online Learning Insights
  2. 2. Overview Slideshare Contents: – Conference Details – Conference Highlights – Themes from Teaching and Learning Track – Key Takeaways – Conference-related Resources
  3. 3. Conference Details • • • • • • October 15 – 18, 2013 Anaheim Convention Centre, CA Keynotes, Sir Ken Robinson, Jane McConigal, Paul Leblanc Twitter #edu13 7000 + participants representing 52 countries 300 sessions and seminars categorized into five tracks: – 1) Enterprise and Infrastructure, – 2) Data/information Access and Management – 3) Services and Support, – 4) Leadership and Management* – 5) Teaching and Learning* * content of this slideshare is based upon sessions within these tracks
  4. 4. Conference HIGHLIGHTS
  5. 5. Keynote with Sir Ken Robinson Leading a Culture of Innovation • Digital culture is changing the face of the earth • The digital revolution has just begun • Imagination generates ideas: innovation puts ideas into practice • Educators need to allow for creativity by not seeking the ‗right‘ answer • YouTube: Exercise in Creativity
  6. 6. Thursday Keynote: Jane McGonigal
  7. 7. Featured Session: Digital Learning Initiative Open Networks for Social and Connected Learning, Dr. M. Ito • How can learners make the most of today‘s abundance of information and social media? • How kids learn has changed but school has not • Connected Learning for youth = Interests, peer culture & academics • We need to meet students where they are & help them find their interests/passions • dmlcentral.net
  8. 8. Closing Keynote: Paul Leblanc Disaggregation and Innovation in Education: Charting a Course Through Turbulent Times Paul LeBlanc PhD, President of Southern New Hampshire University • College for America first degree program to be untethered from the credit hour • Competency-based learning designed for working adults • Program reduced costs by disaggregating components of the traditional education model resulting in affordable degree options • Program provides a solution for students -- helps them achieve a better life through education
  9. 9. Conference THEMES
  10. 10. Themes from Teaching & Learning Track 1. Competency-Based Education 2. Personalized Learning 3. Disaggregation
  11. 11. 1. Competency Based Education • Competency education: – Competency assessment replaces the credit hour (seat time) with student mastery of specified skill set – Traditional transcripts replaced with reports that include eportfolios with work samples and projects demonstrating mastery – Prior learning assessment: credit granted for prior learning/work experience • Conference included sessions from institutions sharing degree granting education models developed with funds from Next Generation Learning Challenges program – Ten grants awarded to institutions to develop and launch their Breakthrough model for college completion
  12. 12. Example: College for America Competency Degree Program Image from College for America presentation by Paul Le Blanc Award recipient of Next Generation Learning Challenges
  13. 13. Example: University Now, Competency Degree Program • • • • • Two schools are within the University Now framework, New Charter University and Patten University Self-paced, tied to competencies, outcomes based Proctored assessments Flat fee tuition paid by month or term, does not accept financial aid Award recipient of NGLC research grant
  14. 14. Example: The Global Learning Qualifications Framework • • SUNY Empire state college is developing a framework to assess university-level learning, regardless of where it was required The Model provides a structure to assess ‗untethered‘ learning, in other words it does not rely upon the credit hour format to assess learning
  15. 15. Competencies: Key Takeaways • Competency-based education is viewed as a promising model for higher education given its potential to reach non-traditional students, is gaining acceptance from institutions and employers • Competency-based systems create multiple pathways to graduation, serves diverse population of learners resulting in expanded base of educated individuals • Competency education is gaining acceptance given the Department of Education‘s support—promotes competency education as an effective method, provides funding • Degree programs developed from scratch, face fewer barriers than those trying to fit program into traditional education models
  16. 16. 2. Personalized Learning Students are in the center of learning paradigm… • ―Curriculum is individualized‖ session: Competency Based Education • Advice to tech leaders ―The student will be in the driver‘s seat‖ ―start with the student in mind – design the way you interact with them‖ session: The four futures of IT and Their Implications for CIOs • Mobile devices create need for learner-centered approach • Platforms with Intervention Dashboards where learning analytics trigger responses to individual student needs determined by keystroke patterns • Ed tech applications allow student control over learning, i.e. with lecture capture systems, mobile access to content
  17. 17. Examples: Personalized Learning
  18. 18. Personalized Learning: Key Takeaways • The Personalized learning movement is fueled by: – student data collected by institutions for learning analytics – student demand for learning anytime, anywhere with mobile device – competency-based approach which adapts learning to students‘ previous experience, prior learning • Cultural norms and values have changed as a result of technology use: learners will expect accessible learning tools, learning that will fit their needs and wants---institutions will need to adapt accordingly • Personalized learning will develop and grow as analytics provides more customized data: face-to-face instructors will need to adapt by using data available on each student: learners will expect feedback and instruction customized to their needs
  19. 19. 3. Disaggregation • The disaggregation--separating of operational functions within a university system [assessment, athletic departments, counseling, etc.] is called unbundling, disaggregating or untethering • Fueled by political pressures to reduce costs and make education more accessible • As institutions look for ways to differentiate their programs, reduce costs, and raise quality to attract students—disaggregation is viewed as a method to do so
  20. 20. Examples of Models using Disaggregation
  21. 21. Disaggregation: Key Takeaways • Many higher education institutions will consider disaggregation within their operational systems as political pressure mounts to reduce costs • Creative analysis of traditional education operations will present challenges for institutions– existing systems lack flexibility • The significant funding available for exploring new degree models, i.e. through next generation learning challenges, will create numerous new degree granting models within next few years • New models will not replace traditional models anytime soon, but traditional models will need to become more cost efficient, and in some cases more effective
  22. 22. Conference-related RESOURCES
  23. 23. Conference-related Resources: • • • • • • • • EDUCAUSE 2013: The Future of Higher Ed, Storify by Chronicle of Higher Ed Public Webcasts, EDUCAUSE Conference 2013 Digital Poster Gallery, EDUCAUSE Conference 2013 Breakthrough Models for College Completion, NGLC Slideshare The Best from EDUCAUSE 2013, EDTECH Higher Education Is a Massively Multiplayer Game, Jane McGonigal Keynote, October 17, 2013 Disaggregation and Innovation in Education: Charting a Course Through Turbulent Times, Paul LeBlanc Keynote, October 18, 2013 Rob‘s Report from EDUAUSE #edu13, OER Research Hub
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