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    1. 1. Campus Manitoba Presentation to the Kenyan High Commissioner for Canada July, 2007
    2. 2. Operations <ul><li>offers higher education courses from all institutions of higher education in Manitoba </li></ul><ul><li>Delivers courses through centres located in 16 rural Manitoba locations </li></ul><ul><li>Staffed by specialized professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Many diverse partnerships </li></ul>
    3. 3. Advantages to Students <ul><li>Single point of access to the courses of all Manitoba Postsecondary schools </li></ul><ul><li>No need to complete multiple applications and pay multiple registration fees </li></ul><ul><li>Submit transcripts and documents once </li></ul><ul><li>Study without having to move to a major center </li></ul><ul><li>Study while maintaining your family and community responsibilities </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to use technology while while earning PSE credits </li></ul><ul><li>Courses are recognized across the schools </li></ul>
    4. 4. Advantages to Communities <ul><li>Students don't have to leave town to study, they continue to contribute to community </li></ul><ul><li>Students who learn in the community are more likely to remain in the community </li></ul><ul><li>CMB centers provide access to multiple institutions </li></ul><ul><li>CMB coordinators provide specialized educational advising </li></ul><ul><li>CMB centers provide exam invigilation </li></ul><ul><li>CMB staff are valued community members </li></ul><ul><li>Skilled people will be attracted to a community where there is access to higher education </li></ul>
    5. 5. Advantages to Institutions <ul><li>Combined admissions and registration </li></ul><ul><li>Tuitions collected on behalf of institutions are returned to the institutions </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanism for credit recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Transcripts are centralized </li></ul><ul><li>Enrollments are optimized </li></ul><ul><li>CMB provides and maintains the hardware and software for course delivery </li></ul><ul><li>CMB provides access to current technology </li></ul><ul><li>Institutions benefit from collaboration and joint research </li></ul>
    6. 6. Campus Manitoba <ul><li>Funded by the Provincial government through the Council on Post Secondary Education COPSE </li></ul><ul><li>Governed by the Post Secondary Committee for Learning Technology PSECLT </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted and administered by Brandon University </li></ul>
    7. 7. Education as Economic Development <ul><li>Shift from agriculture and resource based to knowledge based economy </li></ul><ul><li>Requires knowledge workers who can be developed anywhere they have access </li></ul><ul><li>Web based resources are increasingly available, expectations are changing </li></ul>
    8. 8. Post secondary education is a rural economic engine <ul><li>Centre of community </li></ul><ul><li>Valued by the community </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of Community ownership </li></ul>
    9. 9. Impact of Networked Society on Higher Education <ul><li>Economic </li></ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul><ul><li>The medium is the message enable the use of the internet for other purposes </li></ul>
    10. 10. Research and Development <ul><li>Setting is ideal for developing distance learning </li></ul><ul><li>We have the infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>We have the skill inventory </li></ul><ul><li>We have the will to enhance and support the rural option. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Vision You have to bloom where you are planted <ul><li>That Manitobans be able to pursue high quality Post Secondary Education in their home community through the use of advanced technologies for learning. </li></ul><ul><li>That the benefits of a networked society are manifest in rural locations. </li></ul><ul><li>That Campus Manitoba play a leadership role in the provision of distance and web based teaching and learning. </li></ul>