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Ashok Iec2008 Presentation V2

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Ashok Iec2008 Presentation V2

  1. 1. Innovation in e-Learning through Sponsored Project Based Learning Robert Fulton Barbara Orr Ashok Banerji Jones International University Presentation at IEC2008 Conference, Bangkok, 20-21 Nov 2008 http://www.thaicyberu.go.th/iec/
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Rationale for e-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>E-learning approaches </li></ul><ul><li>Case example: JIU’s model </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored Project Based Learning (SPBL) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why e-Learning
  4. 4. Population By 2030 <ul><li>1 China 1,475,912 </li></ul><ul><li>2 India 1,408,936 </li></ul><ul><li>3 US 344,145 </li></ul><ul><li>4 Indonesia 281,447 </li></ul><ul><li>5 Pakistan 239,948 </li></ul><ul><li>6 Brazil 226,130 </li></ul><ul><li>7 Nigeria 213,104 </li></ul><ul><li>8 Bangladesh 196,759 </li></ul><ul><li>9 Mexico 142,885 </li></ul><ul><li>10 Vietnam 105,996 </li></ul><ul><li>Figures in Thousands </li></ul>
  5. 5. Challenge: Quantity
  6. 6. Challenge: Quality Insufficient teaching quality Not enough teachers Non creative, boring curriculum High dropout rates Availability of facilities & opportunities Lack of consistency & standard <ul><li>Focus on rote as against hands-on learning </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis upon passing exams rather than unlocking creativity </li></ul><ul><li>41% drop out between class I-V </li></ul><ul><li>54% drop out between class I-VII </li></ul><ul><li>69% drop out between class I-IX </li></ul><ul><li>Shortage of teachers, particularly in rural areas </li></ul>
  7. 7. Need to meet the challenges of quality & quantity <ul><li>Increasing Global Competition </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of education and skills imparted will differentiate economies of the world </li></ul><ul><li>Success of the countries will depend how they manage the quality of the educational process. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Challenges of Education Instructional Model Curriculum Assessment Faculty Management Facilities Quality Quantity Resources
  9. 9. How to meet the challenges? Need: out-of-the-box thinking Innovations in e-Learning
  10. 10. E-Learning Space <ul><li>Technology holds tremendous promise </li></ul><ul><li>However, these are only tools </li></ul><ul><li>A well-stocked library of books cannot impart knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Similarly all the exotic technologies cannot make one knowledgeable. </li></ul>Information resources Technology resources
  11. 11. Communities of Practice <ul><li>Much learning in adulthood is informal, social in nature and firmly embedded in the life context of the learner. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning takes place in social groups engaged in common practice. </li></ul><ul><li>In a community of practice, learning, practice and identity development are intertwined. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Holistic e-Learning
  13. 13. E-Learning Extended Space Faculty presence Cognitive presence External link Sponsor PBL Missing Authentic domain activities Social presence Collaborative partnership Information presence Technology
  14. 14. Case example: JIU’s e-Learning model
  15. 15. Sponsored Project Based Learning <ul><li>Students complete professional synthesizing projects under the guidance of supervising professors and field-based sponsors in learning communities around the globe. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Sponsored Learning = Service Learning  <ul><li>The goal of sponsored learning is to be of service to the sponsor. </li></ul><ul><li>The student, as project manager, manages his/her own project for success. </li></ul><ul><li>Students provide a service; they are not asking for one. </li></ul>
  17. 17. E-Learning EXPANDED Space Faculty presence Cognitive presence External link Sponsor PBL Social presence Collaborative partnership Information presence Technology
  18. 18. Sponsored Project Based Learning <ul><li>SPBL empowers learning - personally and professionally meaningful. </li></ul><ul><li>Students explore theory and its application to the solutions of real life challenges. </li></ul><ul><li>In each course work closely with a sponsor to complete a project that addresses a relevant, authentic problem. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Student Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Students are prepared to be active members of networks of practicing professionals. </li></ul><ul><li>Influential educators know how to build relationships with students, political leaders, business leaders and other professional educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Professional synthesizing projects improve the learning experience for students </li></ul>
  20. 20. High Quality Professional Synthesizing Projects <ul><li>Students connect to leaders in their fields. </li></ul><ul><li>Students do professionally meaningful work that changes their worlds for the better. </li></ul><ul><li>Students open avenues for their personal career development and become professionals. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Criteria for Sponsors <ul><li>Thought leaders in the field as bridge to academic environment </li></ul><ul><li>To provide guidance for the student’s professional synthesizing project </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure that the project has a real-world application </li></ul><ul><li>To help ensure that the project relates to the course’s topic </li></ul>
  22. 22. Sponsor Responsibilities <ul><li>At the beginning of a course, the student’s sponsor is asked to review the course learning outcomes, as well as the student’s proposal. </li></ul><ul><li>Toward the end of the course, the sponsor reviews the completed professional project. </li></ul><ul><li>Approximate time commitment is 1-2 hours over an eight-week period. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Student Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Through multiple measures , the program has documented student achievement of course and program learning objectives, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High quality, portfolio-ready projects. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sponsor appraisal of student learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervising professor appraisal of student learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student satisfaction ratings with their learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In-course and course-to-course retention. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduation rates. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Placement into the workforce. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Employer appraisal of graduates’ performance. </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Education for the 21st Century <ul><li>Education is key for economic growth </li></ul><ul><ul><li>need for educated workforce </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To compete in a knowledge-based economy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>need citizens educated for the 21st century, with 21st century skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Innovation </li></ul>
  25. 25. Ashok Banerji PhD Profiles Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/ashokbanerji Naymz: www.naymz.com/search/ashok/banerji/2171835 Project Future(s) of Education Project: www.futureofeducationproject.net University Jones International University ww w.jonesinternational.edu Contacts Dr Robert Fulton, Chief Academic Officer Dr. Barbara Orr: barbaraorr@faculty.jiu.edu Dr. Ashok Banerji: abanerji@faculty.jiu.edu

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