The Gold Standard

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Published on February 18, 2008

Author: drpmcgee

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Featured session at the Instructional Technology Council

Seeking the gold standard

 

what can we all agree on? Has value Remains valuable Is attainable

challenges & choices What technologies make life easier, better, more satisfying? retention What strategies can capture successful applications? assessment What technologies can document success against standards? accountability What technologies increases/sustains access? access

Poll: What is your priority? Access Accountability Assessment Retention

Access

Accountability

Assessment

Retention

T&L&T Social networks Ubiquitous access, even after graduation retention Recorded interactions and feedback loops Data warehousing and analysis assessment Data collection of what is really going on with the instructor, the learner and the departments that interact with both Digital collections accountability Multiple communication modes Multiple content formats Just-in-time information and supports access

more, more, more

environments & tools LSU Alexandria Not just in class Not just via the Internet Not just on a computer

outcomes Employers report repeatedly that many new graduates they hire are not prepared to work, lacking the critical thinking, writing and problem-solving skills needed in today’s workplaces. Spellings Report

Employers report repeatedly that many new graduates they hire are not prepared to work, lacking the critical thinking, writing and problem-solving skills needed in today’s workplaces.

Spellings Report

evidence Testing to doing Documenting to capturing Measuring to collecting

Testing to doing

Documenting to capturing

Measuring to collecting

indicators There are 799 million illiterate worldwide (2004) Communication skills honed in higher education are critical to tech-mediated interactions The US is 10th in world of 25-34-year-olds with associates degree or higher

There are 799 million illiterate worldwide (2004)

Communication skills honed in higher education are critical to tech-mediated interactions

The US is 10th in world of 25-34-year-olds with associates degree or higher

retention resources trumped all other factors [in retention]… schools with money were able to secure additional resources as necessary, could implement almost any strategy they wanted to, and, perhaps more importantly in the retention debate, were able to attract more qualified and competitive students - students that were almost surely going to graduate from college, even if they were from low-income backgrounds. Lumina Foundation for Education (2002)

resources trumped all other factors [in retention]… schools with money were able to secure additional resources as necessary, could implement almost any strategy they wanted to, and, perhaps more importantly in the retention debate, were able to attract more qualified and competitive students - students that were almost surely going to graduate from college, even if they were from low-income backgrounds.

 

generations Sara McNeil, 2005

generations Veterans or Traditionalists Retiring from the work force 63-84 years old Sara McNeil, 2005 1922-1943

generations Veterans or Traditionalists Baby Boomers Retiring from the work force 63-84 years old Middle to end work force 46-62 years old Sara McNeil, 2005 1922-1943 1944-1960

generations Veterans or Traditionalists Baby Boomers Gen Xers Retiring from the work force 63-84 years old Middle to end work force 46-62 years old Beginning to mid work force 26-45 years old Sara McNeil, 2005 1922-1943 1944-1960 1961-1980

generations Nexters or Millennials Veterans or Traditionalists Baby Boomers Gen Xers Retiring from the work force 63-84 years old Middle to end work force 46-62 years old Beginning to mid work force 26-45 years old In K-20 education system 6-25 years old Sara McNeil, 2005 1922-1943 1944-1960 1961-1980 1981-2000

Poll: Which generation r u? Veteran - Traditionalist Baby Boomer Gen X? Nexter - Millennial

Veteran - Traditionalist

Baby Boomer

Gen X?

Nexter - Millennial

homeland 2001 - present

learners

The percentage of college graduates deemed proficient in prose literacy has actually declined from 40 to 31 percent in the past decade. * Spellings Report

The percentage of college graduates deemed proficient in prose literacy has actually declined from 40 to 31 percent in the past decade. *

Spellings Report

learners are… Informal and “non-traditional” A part of ubiquitous networks Not so enamored of technology but believe tech skills may be an advantage (younger over older)

Informal and “non-traditional”

A part of ubiquitous networks

Not so enamored of technology but believe tech skills may be an advantage (younger over older)

digital natives? 70% never used a PDA APX 50% never edited video or webpage using WYSWYG APX 50% never sent a picture via phone 75% never email via phone 68% never use phone internet Most do not blog, wiki, have a web site, etc.

70% never used a PDA

APX 50% never edited video or webpage using WYSWYG

APX 50% never sent a picture via phone

75% never email via phone

68% never use phone internet

Most do not blog, wiki, have a web site, etc.

what about those natives?

I don’t want anyone to see me online!! I want to separate school, work, and personal (family and social)… I don’t care who sees what?

acceptance & adoption Alignment with K-12 Undergraduate vs. graduate Student ownership of technology Gender/culture/disciplinary differences Multiple formats Just-in-time, low investment information and supports Life-school-work integration Affordable education

Alignment with K-12

Undergraduate vs. graduate

Student ownership of technology

Gender/culture/disciplinary differences

Multiple formats

Just-in-time, low investment information and supports

Life-school-work integration

Affordable education

faculty

Poll: Who are you? IT administrator IT manager Academic administrator T&L Staff Faculty Students Other

IT administrator

IT manager

Academic administrator

T&L Staff

Faculty

Students

Other

 

then & now

 

Poll: Where is your faculty? Mostly left Mostly right Split

Mostly left

Mostly right

Split

what to do? Recognize the continuum of skill Value and build on individual capabilities Offer buffet-style supports Just-in-time, just-in-need Incentives/rewards/acknowledgements

Recognize the continuum of skill

Value and build on individual capabilities

Offer buffet-style supports

Just-in-time, just-in-need

Incentives/rewards/acknowledgements

disconnect Faculty at different stages of use and adoption Students living in a separate technology world Technology changes daily IT units that deals with data management, security, identity, wireless….

Faculty at different stages of use and adoption

Students living in a separate technology world

Technology changes daily

IT units that deals with data management, security, identity, wireless….

Different standards of… Expectations Assumptions Operations

Change occurs more readily when it is embedded in Beliefs • Values • Traditions Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard

Managing Courses, Defining Learning: What Faculty, Students, and Administrators Want Ali Jafari, Patricia A. McGee, Colleen Carmean

re-thinking “systems”

issues Browser incompatibility User Interface (usability) Internal tools optimization Integration with other campus services

Browser incompatibility

User Interface (usability)

Internal tools optimization

Integration with other campus services

we need/want Open sharing/publishing Open-source, Licensed Packages, Out-source Smartness Multi-channel/modal Transportability Mobility

Open sharing/publishing

Open-source, Licensed Packages, Out-source

Smartness

Multi-channel/modal

Transportability

Mobility

Scott Wilson, 2005

effect flow

connections Macro - developing national curriculum, specifying qualification standards= societal or system Meso - designing an educational program or a course on institutional level = school Micro - preparing course materials, designing learning environment = classroom

Macro - developing national curriculum, specifying qualification standards= societal or system

Meso - designing an educational program or a course on institutional level = school

Micro - preparing course materials, designing learning environment = classroom

make it work According to disruptive innovation theory, some organizations use relatively simple innovations to compete in new ways and “triumph over powerful incumbents.” Ron Bleed (2007)

According to disruptive innovation theory, some organizations use relatively simple innovations to compete in new ways and “triumph over powerful incumbents.”

Ron Bleed (2007)

disruptive? IM email SMS

keep learning @ front

attention

 

practice

 

motivation

belief

 

 

assessment - evaluation

 

what I want when I want it

cloud computing

 

Pedagogy + Web 2.0 Go2Web2.0

deep personalization MY channel(s) Connectivism Mobility Transferability Individualism Reuse

MY channel(s)

Connectivism

Mobility

Transferability

Individualism

Reuse

participatory pedagogy Social networking Learner contributions Learner constructions Learner instructions Shared and Open Knowledge Flipit 180 - Brenda Laurel A Hero’s Journey -South Mountain Community College

Social networking

Learner contributions

Learner constructions

Learner instructions

Shared and Open Knowledge

Flipit 180 - Brenda Laurel

A Hero’s Journey -South Mountain Community College

 

open entry open exit Flexible time Multiple ways to complete assignments Controlled assessment Typically no required attendance Variable credit “ Correspondence” model Schoolcraft College

Flexible time

Multiple ways to complete assignments

Controlled assessment

Typically no required attendance

Variable credit

“ Correspondence” model

Schoolcraft College

modularized curricula Self-paced Learning Agents/Objects Credit re-defined Customizable Revised roles

Self-paced

Learning Agents/Objects

Credit re-defined

Customizable

Revised roles

Gold standard?

 

[email_address] http://faculty.coehd.utsa.edu/pmcgee

 

Anthony Grasha

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