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This was presented to the New School online dean search committee last year.

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  • I imagine that much of what I have to say will be echoed by others in the group. So, I tried my best to keep what I have to say in relation to my experience as a professor with some knowledge of administrative issues. Trebor and I talked and after I saw his lecture, I narrowed my talk but in the interest of time am going to lead oy
  • Although I experimented with including the web actively in all my classes by having students access and upload materials since 1995, I first had a full on class experiment – jill scott, bauhaus / john gilles, univ south wales
  • This is an example of time scheduling I did today in order to set up a skype meet w Sven in China
  • It may be very difficult to find the “vision” and the “managerial” pieces in one person. We should consider splitting this job into two. We have to be willing to let the experiment evolve on its own—part of the issue with social technology is that it is unpredictable. This means we have to take a chance. The more we can make our experiment “public”—meaning not isolated behind a security firewall, the more we can take advantage of online as a PR tool.We have an opportunity to leverage this hire/project into a large funding stream—there is arguably more money available for education innovation that any other technology arena .If we don’t open this position and seek take more radical approaches, we will continue to have a splintered internal population (IT on one side, experimenters on the other).We have tremendous internal capacity to support a variety of development initiatives (see PIIM, PETLab, Institute of Play, Center for Creative Mobility, Center for Transformative Media). We need to use these resources, or we will loose them.
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    1. 2. <ul><li>LESSON #1: SYNCHRONOUS / ASYNCHRONOUS TIME </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – 3 continents – STUDIO class </li></ul>Different schedules / time frames Different time zones Different academic cultures
    2. 4. <ul><li>LESSON #2: SEMINAR class: </li></ul><ul><li>Students performed MUCH better when asked blog instead of write papers during research / </li></ul><ul><li>Communicated MUCH better with Professor over e-mail and skype </li></ul><ul><li>then in person </li></ul>
    3. 5. LESSON #3: LARGE LECTURE class
    4. 6. Large lecture classes are better conducted as an online delivery with sections in physical space This solves a lot of problems with space…
    5. 7. LOST IN TRANSLATION?
    6. 8. Suggestion: students volunteer to translate and work with peers in their native country
    7. 9. Korean students in Interface class consider cultural exchange (not only language)
    8. 10. BLACK BOARD PROS & CONS <ul><li>Easy to use </li></ul><ul><li>Instructors and Students familiar with structure – </li></ul><ul><li>Based on established teaching models that work: </li></ul><ul><li>calendar / syllabus / assignments / midterm / final /… </li></ul><ul><li>Not dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>Instructors and Students have little direct communication </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of sense of community / participation </li></ul><ul><li>One size (does not) fit all </li></ul>
    9. 11. CLASS INTERFACE MODEL: UCLA FILM
    10. 12. EXISTING FACULTY ON CAMPUS ARE A GREAT RESOURCE!
    11. 13. EXISTING FACULTY ON CAMPUS ARE A GREAT RESOURCE!
    12. 14. <ul><li>Incorporate social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Create simple modular designs for faculty and students to customize </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a multi-lingual system for foreign students (ever growing body) </li></ul>
    13. 15. <ul><li>Focus on developing video live streams </li></ul><ul><li>and archives </li></ul><ul><li>Develop mobile systems that can easily be moved from lecture halls to classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Enhance server bandwidth and access </li></ul>
    14. 16. MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!
    15. 17. MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION!
    16. 18. MODEL FOR VIDEO DELIVERY
    17. 19. <ul><li>VIDEO ARCHIVE </li></ul><ul><li>LIVE VIDEO STREAM </li></ul><ul><li>Promotion – public awareness and recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Real time participation – for classes and public, depending on the event </li></ul>
    18. 24. TECHNOLOGICAL <ul><li>Put together a team to develop a beta curriculum to test the technology / administration </li></ul><ul><li>Create a list of STAR faculty – approach to develop beta RECORDED classes / lectures / print on demand / short term agreement </li></ul><ul><li>Enlist a Collab class in Parsons to work on this project with a end of Spring deadline </li></ul><ul><li>Beta test a series of FREE classes in the Summer </li></ul>
    19. 25. ENTREPRENEURIAL <ul><li>Create infrastructure for activating satellite locations / develop multi-lingual systems / hire bi-lingual teaching assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Develop business model for online classes to be “leased” or “bought” by Universities not in a position to afford to offer the class or the Professor. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish Royalty system / Relation to Teaching load for Faculty </li></ul>
    20. 26. OVERVIEW <ul><li>CURRICULUM DESIGN + </li></ul><ul><li>LIVE VIDEO STREAMS + </li></ul><ul><li>VIDEO ARCHIVE + </li></ul><ul><li>MOBILE DELIVERY + </li></ul><ul><li>ONLINE OFFICE HOURS + </li></ul><ul><li>BI-LINGUAL TRANSLATIONS + </li></ul><ul><li>MULTI-LOCATION CLASSES + </li></ul><ul><li>PUBLISHING + </li></ul><ul><li>BUSINESS MODEL + </li></ul>
    21. 27. CONCLUSION <ul><li>1. THIS IS A JOB FOR A DEDICATED TEAM OF PEOPLE: </li></ul><ul><li>BUSINESS / ADMINISTRATOR(S) </li></ul><ul><li>CURRICULUM ADMINISTRATOR(S) </li></ul><ul><li>INTERFACE DESIGNER(S) </li></ul><ul><li>TECHNOLOGIST / PROGRAMMER(S) </li></ul><ul><li>2. DEFINE CLEARLY THE VISION, THE PEOPLE WHO WOULD COMMIT TO MAKING THIS HAPPEN AND THEN LOOK FOR SOMEONE WHO SHARES THIS VISION AND WILL LEAD AND OVERSEE THE ABOVE. </li></ul>
    22. 28. CONCLUSION 2 <ul><li>3. THIS MAY HAVE TO BE 2 POSITIONS </li></ul><ul><li>4. OPPORTUNITY TO LEVERAGE THIS HIRE/PROJECT INTO A LARGE FUNDING STREAM—THERE IS ARGUABLY MORE MONEY AVAILABLE FOR EDUCATION INNOVATION THAT ANY OTHER TECHNOLOGY ARENA. </li></ul><ul><li>5. SEEK A NEW APPROACH, AVOID HAVING IT on one side, experimenters on the other. </li></ul>

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