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DBA-~HEM Anniversary September 2012 slides Oblinger

  1. 1. Topics • Context IT and Education: • Education trends Game Changers • Rethinking the rules • Emerging models • Do it yourself Diana G. Oblinger, Ph.D. • Student empowerment President and CEO, EDUCAUSE • Credits and credentials • New value chains • Inside the “black box” Educational imperative • Intellectual and human capital paramount • Worldwide demand for well-educated workers Education Trends • Benefits health, civic engagement society • Post-secondary education is the new baseline2000 - Present Projections for 2020• Decline of “traditional student” • Focus on outcomes rather than credits• First generation students increase • Competency-based degrees• Older students • Do-it-yourself learners• “Swirl” • Residential campus experience too costly• Growth of online for many programs —Student Experience Lab, 2012 —Student Experience Lab, 2012 1
  2. 2. Unsettled environment• Challenging economic environment• Threat of regulation ―Cap on tuition ―Performance-based funding ―Program elimination Rethinking the Rules• External forces — Governors launching charter universities — Philanthropists supporting new institutions — Non-traditional students opting for for-profit institutions or non-traditional certificationsThe connected age Do-it-yourself learning• Everything (and everyone) is interconnected • Digitized and indexed• Individuals are empowered with information books (28 million volumes)• Everyone can participate • Data, archives, media• It is easy for people • Content, exercises to find each other • Peer-to-peer support • Communities —image creditEveryone can participate Personalization due to “big data” • Innovation is “outsourced” to the community • Community members respond to challenges ―Minimizing water used for cleaning, sanitizing ―Making packaging material more recyclable • Sponsored by Global 5000 companies and non-profits • Pay-for-performance (e.g., prize of $50,000) • Expands innovation capacity beyond internal R&D teams 2
  3. 3. Self-service learning • “Learn almost anything for free” • Khan Academy ―5 million unique users (in March 2012) ―3,000 videosDo-It-Yourself ―150 million lessons delivered online ―400 million exercises completed ―Analytics engine • Translating into 12 languages Adaptive • Knewton Math Readiness • Allows students to go at own pace • Personalized • Short videos; explanations • Test skills • Points and badges encourage completion • Faculty access to class or individual student trendsMOOCs• Massive scale• Self-organized study and discussion groups• Data collection may change pedagogy Student Empowerment• Emerging revenue models• Brand extension• A global university? 3
  4. 4. OpenStudy Learn to do what you do • SimSchool• Ask questions • Classroom management techniques• Give help • Analyze student data• Connect with • Understand diverse learning styles others anywhere in the world• Earn badges for helpful answersStudent Success Plan• Counseling and intervention software• Case load management ―Monitor ―Engage ―Support• Early alert• Student interface• Results ―First term success rate 97% vs 59% ―37% higher retention term-to-term ―Five times more likely to graduate in 6 years —Little, 2012 4
  5. 5. Nudges • “Weight-watchers” of college completion • Behavior interventions, “nudges” ―Study skills ―How to deal with academic setbacks ―Organize time and Credits and Credentials responsibilities • Positive peer academic pressure • Data identifies students who need active outreach Putting data to work Badges: Credit decoupled from courses• Share transcripts • Learning happens everywhere, not just• Predict where you might be accepted for college classroom• How to improve odds of acceptance (e.g., take calculus) • Recognition for skills and achievements• Eventually businesses may use credentials in hiring • Earn and display badges on the web • Skills and experience can come from ―Online courses ―Peer learning ―Volunteering ―After-school work Badges in sustainable agriculture Stackable credentials: work and learn • Badges based on competencies, skills, classes, • Programs with multiple “completion points” internships achievable within short time-frames • Mix of pre-determined standards and self- • Provides clear pathways for continuing education assessment with peer review and career success • Formative feedback • Academic and/or industry-driven courses and credentials that move students quickly into the from peers, mentors, workforce with marketable skills and increased faculty, community earning capability • UC-Davis • Opportunities to recognize and encourage completion as part of a learning and skill-building continuum —Bumphus, 2010 5
  6. 6. Pathway in health sciencesStackable Approach Stackable Stand-Alone Certificates• 1+1 programs (LPN to RN)• Multi-Competency New Value Chains Health (2 health certificates + general education)• CNA + Phlebotomy + General Education —Bumphus, 2010Value chain to value web Course providers • $99/month (+ $39/course) or $999/year for 10 courses • Required college courses • Start any time; no required meeting times • Individualized, on-demand support (online) • Transfer credits to partner college(s)Joint ventures Study support• Increasing number of public-private joint ventures • Tutoring and mentoring • Available on demand, 24x7• Augment existing skills, resources • Matches mentors and• 2tor: online platform to expand graduate programs mentees; flexible scheduling ―Technology and infrastructure • Shared live experiences; ―Fieldwork sites whiteboarding ―Creates instructional material with faculty ―Capital investment• Shares tuition revenue 6
  7. 7. Recruit and retain Pathways from military to career • Designed for veterans • ConnectEDU ―Veteran unemployment 20% ―Prospect for students ―Veteran under-employment 50% ―Advising ―75% of veterans who begin college don’t graduate ―Retention ―Assessment • Online coaching platform ―Analytics • Partner with universities, veterans organizations, • Starfish: Student corporations retention platform ―Student tracking • Hybrid and F2F experience ―Early alert • Transition coaching ―Online appointment • Mentoring scheduling, and assessment • Gamification; badgesRedefining roles Free, open and peer-led• Credit for prior learning; competencies developed with • University of the People industry experts • Tuition-free online university• Objective and performance-based assessment of competencies • For students with financial, geographic, societal constraints• WGU faculty identify best existing courses; acquire • Open educational resources rights to use them • Volunteers• Faculty serve as mentors, • Peer learning also peer mentoring• Accelerated degree • Text-based options • Students in 126 countries• 30% growth rate “Big data” enables personalization • Tailor the approach to each learner • Focus on areas of weakness • Adapt to personal aspirations Inside the “Black Box” • Personalize advice, counseling, degree planning —Smith, 2010 7
  8. 8. Feedback to instructor Student progress over time Students know where they standPrediction and intervention Peer comparisons • Identify struggling students • Alert student to problems • Check-My-Activity; “How am I doing?” • Direct to • Students compare their online course resources activity with peers who received ―Higher grade • Improves ―Same grade success by up to 28% ―Lower grade • Allows student to link behaviors with performance http://www.itap.purdue.edu/tlt/signals/ 8
  9. 9. Demystifying education• Personal recommendations tailored to ―Program of study ―Abilities• Keyed to degree program Closing Thoughts and course sequencing, not “liking”• Deans use to target course availability• Faculty use to target interventions• Degree Compass —Denley, 2012 Change is a choice. The College is what students best choice is an experience. informed choice. IT is a game changer. 9
  10. 10. doblinger@educause.edu © 2012 All rights reserved 10

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