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The State of E learning in HE 2013 from Educause

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The State of E learning in HE 2013 from Educause

  1. 1. The State of E-Learning in Higher Ed Jacqueline Bichsel, ECAR
  2. 2. EVERYBODY’S Interested in E-Learning Whether they are prepared to develop or expand it is another story.
  3. 3. Benefits of E-learning for Institutions
  4. 4. Benefits for Faculty & Students  Flexibility  Improved & revitalized teaching  Enhanced learning experience  Improved time to degree
  5. 5. Number of Online Courses Offered, by Institutional Type
  6. 6. Primary reasons for not offering online courses
  7. 7. Which institutions are offering MOOCs?
  8. 8. Management of E-Learning Services
  9. 9. Staffing for E-Learning
  10. 10. What’s Needed for ELearning
  11. 11. E-learning Services Insourced/ Outsourced
  12. 12. Distribution of ELearning Services
  13. 13. Most Important Factors in the Selection of E-Learning Technologies and Solutions  Reliability  Security of student data  Ease of use for faculty and students  Effectiveness  Contribution to learning objectives  Ease of integration  Cost  Specific features/functionality
  14. 14. Concerns about E-Learning Initiatives
  15. 15. Many View E-Learning as Disruptive  May be what is needed to overturn former business models and serve posttraditional learners  In higher ed fashion, this will likely be a gradual disruption
  16. 16. Financial Challenges  Danger of e-learning being viewed as a cash cow  Pushing enrollment limits may hinder pedagogy  Blurring line between nonprofit and for-profit  Technology and fees  New business models  Who gets the money?
  17. 17. Cultural Challenges  Faculty skepticism and reluctance to participate are still viewed as barriers.  Some faculty still question the quality of online courses.  Some do not want to take the time to learn new technology.  Important to address faculty skepticism (and reasons for it) before embarking on or expanding e-learning initiatives.
  18. 18. Quantitative Challenges  E-learning initiatives facilitate large data collection.  Enables analytics to inform teaching, learning, and strategic initiatives.  Can provide interventions and increase retention.
  19. 19. Qualitative Challenges  New business models  Still emerging  Need to consider mission and market  May need to consider partnering/outsourcing for some e-learning services  No single model emerges as the best model
  20. 20. Accreditation Concerns  Standards for quality and learning outcomes do not vary with delivery method.  Accreditors do not scrutinize online courses with a different lens.  Onus is on the institution to provide evidence that these courses meet the same standards as F2F.
  21. 21. Maturity of E-learning
  22. 22. Synergy of E-Learning Systems
  23. 23. Priority Placed on E-Learning
  24. 24. Readiness
  25. 25. Ongoing Technology Evaluation and Training
  26. 26. Policies/Governance
  27. 27. Investment in Faculty/Staff
  28. 28. Outcomes Assessment
  29. 29. Links  ECAR E-Learning Report, Maturity Index, Case Study, Campus Profiles: http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/state-elearning-higher-education-eye-toward-growth-andincreased-access  Analytics Report, Maturity Index, Videos: http://www.educause.edu/library/resources/2012-ecarstudy-analytics-higher-education

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