LUMS Presentation on the Landscape of Online Education

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Presentation given on June 19, 2013 at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

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LUMS Presentation on the Landscape of Online Education

  1. 1. The Online EducationLandscapeKelvin Bentley
  2. 2. My Background Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University ofDelaware Taught first online courses in 2001 Served as a director and dean of online learninginitiatives for 2- and 4-year private and publicinstitutions Currently serve as vice president of Acatar, LLC, a newed tech start-up affiliated with Carnegie MellonUniversity
  3. 3. Overview Online Education Landscape Popular eLearning Technologies
  4. 4. Leading Online EducationCountries United States India China Australia South Korea Malaysia United Kingdom South Africa
  5. 5. Course ModalitiesTraditionalWeb-Enhanced“FlippedClassrooms”SynchronousOnlineAsynchronousOnlineMOOCs
  6. 6. Sloan-C’s DefinitionsFrom: Allen, I & Seman, J. (January 2013). Changing course: Ten years oftracking online education in the United States
  7. 7. MOOC LandscapeNon-ProfitedXFutureLearnNovoEdFor-ProfitCourseraUdacityUdemyMOOC2Degree
  8. 8. MOOC Landscape“Major Players inthe MOOC Universe”
  9. 9. MOOC CredentialingCoursera•Signature TrackUdacity•SJSU Summer Pilot•$150/course; Includes onlinetutoring and proctoring•Courses include Intro toPsychology, Programming, CollegeAlgebraMOOC2Degree•MOOC course offered for free fromone of Academic Partnerships’partner schools
  10. 10. MOOCs
  11. 11. Competency-based Models Southern New Hampshire University College for America (CfA) University of Wisconsin-Madison Arizona State University Western Governors University
  12. 12. SNHU’s College for America
  13. 13. SNHU’s College for America
  14. 14. What are the benefits and opportunitiesassociated with online education? Costsand challenges?
  15. 15. Benefits and OpportunitiesStudents• 24/7 access tocontent• Scheduleflexibility• Aligns with techusage(e.g., mobilephones, tablets)Faculty• Diversifiedengagement withstudents• PedagogicalResearch• Tenure andpromotionInstitution• No need for newbuildings• Expandinstitutional reachto new markets• Prestige withother online edproviders
  16. 16. Costs and ChallengesStudents• No equal accesstechnology amongstudents• May lack discipline• Misperception ofease of courseFaculty• Busy schedules• Facultydevelopment andsupport• Courses requiretime commitment• Academic integrityInstitution• Appropriatestrategic plan• Staffing• Tech investmentand maintenance• Quality assurance
  17. 17. Popular eLearning Tools
  18. 18. Common LMS OptionsLMSMoodleSakaiBlackboardDesire2LearnInstructure
  19. 19. Common LMS Tools Content Folders and Pages Gradebook Quizzes and Exams Discussion Forums Chat
  20. 20. Content Creation Tools Local Software Options Jing, Camtasia Studio, Screenflow Enterprise Lecture Capture Options Example: Panopto, Echo360, Mediasite
  21. 21. Jing Example
  22. 22. Panopto Example
  23. 23. ASP-LUMS Panopto Example
  24. 24. “Serious Gaming”
  25. 25. Collaboration Tools File Sharing Google Docs Dropbox Discussion Forums LMS-based Non-LMS based Piazza Web Conferencing
  26. 26. Piazza
  27. 27. Web Conferencing Tools“Free”• Big Blue Button• Skype• GoogleHangouts“Proprietary”• WebEx• Adobe Connect• BlackboardCollaborate
  28. 28. Student Orientation to Online Learning Session using Elluminate Live
  29. 29. Google Drive
  30. 30. Google Hangouts
  31. 31. Social Networking Facebook Twitter Google + Ning
  32. 32. Ning Example
  33. 33. ProctorU and Remote Proctor
  34. 34. Learning Analytics Definition “the measurement, collection, analysis, and reporting ofdata about learners and their contexts, for purposes ofunderstanding and optimizing learning and theenvironments in which it occurs.”http://www.solaresearch.org/about
  35. 35. Learning Analytics Data Tracking Student Faculty Intervention Activities Automated Email Messages Director Contact by Advisor and Faculty Predictive Modeling Who tends to be at risk for dropping our courses?
  36. 36. Blackboard Example
  37. 37. Questions?
  38. 38. Contact InformationKelvin Bentley, Ph.D.kelvinwbentley@gmail.com+1 412-254-6032

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