S Porto Eden Lisbon 2008 Presentation

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Porto's presentation at the Annual EDEN conference in Lisbon, 2008. Covers the adoption of web 2.0 tools and applications in higher-education, its consequences, and the challenges given institutional ownership and adoption of more rigid LMS environments.

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S Porto Eden Lisbon 2008 Presentation

  1. 1. Stella
C.
Porto
 University
of
Maryland
University
College

  2. 2. Focus
 Faculty grassroots web 2.0 activity… How should institutions react in terms of support and ownership issues?
  3. 3. Overview
   Context:
UMUC
   Web
2.0
uses
   Tradeoffs
and
challenges:
institutional
vs.
 faculty
perspective

  4. 4. Context
and
landscape
 UMUC
 State institution Only 7% of support from the state Tuition driven >> distinct culture
  5. 5. Context
and
landscape
 some
quantitative
data
 Head count > 86,000 Enrollment > 272,000 Online enrollment > 177,000
  6. 6. Context
and
landscape
 UMUC
quick
facts
 2nd largest state institution in the US Growth stateside of 74% over last 10 years > 100 degree programs fully online Expect growth of 51% over the next 10 years
  7. 7. Context
and
landscape
 faculty
support
 > 2,500 faculty: • Initial training for online learning • Continuous support
  8. 8. Context
and
landscape:
 proprietary
platform
‐
WebTycho

  9. 9. Personal
context
within
this 
 landscape:
   Master
of
Distance
Education

   Administrator
   Faculty
   Student

  10. 10. Meanwhile…
Web
2.0
 term
coined
by
Tim
O’Reilly
as
an
 evolution
of
the
web
(coined
then
 1.0)

  11. 11. Web
2.0
 explosion
of
apps
and
services:
 social/sharing
&
media
rich


  12. 12. Web
2.0

 current
tools
changed
(ex:
2.0
 friendly
browser)

  13. 13. Web
2.0
use
in
online
 learning
 class
blog
‐
Foundations
of
IT

  14. 14. Web
2.0
use
in
online
 learning
 class
blog
‐
doctoral
dissertation
 cohort

  15. 15. Web
2.0
use
in
online
 learning
 class
blog
‐
capstone
MDE
class

  16. 16. Web
2.0
use
in
online
 learning
 e‐portfolio
(blog)

  17. 17. Web
2.0
use
in
online
 learning
 e‐portfolio
app

  18. 18. Web
2.0
use
in
online
 learning
 community
building
‐
blog

  19. 19. Web
2.0
use
in
online
 learning
 community
building/resources
‐
wiki

  20. 20. Web
2.0
use
in
online
 learning
 community
building
‐
groups
‐
 faculty

  21. 21. Web
2.0
use
in
online
 learning
 community
building
‐
groups
‐
 students

  22. 22. Tradeoffs
and
challenges
 scalability
 How do we provide training and support to faculty and students in the use of such tools? And there is the learning curve, technophobia, etc…
  23. 23. Tradeoffs
and
challenges
 cost
efficiency
 What tools should the institution support? How extensively?
  24. 24. Tradeoffs
and
challenges
 ownership
 How much ownership is at risk under the institutional umbrella? How do we differentiate support from ownership?
  25. 25. Tradeoffs
and
challenges
 innovation
 Web 2.0 tools are all about beta versions… How can institutions keep up, should they keep up? If you build it will they come?
  26. 26. Tradeoffs
and
challenges
 support
 We want institutions to support… How much, how far? Awareness of limitations of the underlying business models
  27. 27. Tradeoffs
and
challenges
 interoperability/compatibility
 How should these tools connect with existing platforms? Enclosure? Decentralized tools?
  28. 28. Tradeoffs
and
challenges
 sustainability
and
robustness
 Should institutions offer such tools to whom, for how long? Who is accountable?
  29. 29. Tradeoffs
and
challenges
 quality
control
 How do institutions guarantee quality? How much control should they have? What kind of policies and guidelines should be put in place?
  30. 30. Final
remarks
   Complex
process
of
decision‐making
   Grass
roots
movement
that
cannot
be
 contained
   Need
for
a
vision
and
greater
flexibility
   What
is
in
fact
the
future
of
LMS’s?
   More
and
more
encapsulated
functions?
   Customized
configuration
of
personal
tools?
   Strategic
plan
and
balance

  31. 31. Thank you… Contact: sporto@umuc.edu US-China Forum in Distance Education June 29 - July 2nd http://www.umuc.edu/uschina/

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