Presentation on theme: "The Philosophy: Why? Ray Cross, President. INTRODUCTION Overview Societal and Cultural Changes Changes in the Work Place Educational Changes/Observations."— Presentation transcript:
INTRODUCTION Overview Societal and Cultural Changes Changes in the Work Place Educational Changes/Observations Changes at SUNY Morrisville –Our Vision –Technology Strategies –Campus Implementation Issues Critical Issues
The INFORMATION AGE The Information Age is being driven by learning and knowledge...... So the time is right to develop a compelling vision for learning in the 21st century. Perelman, Lewis J. Schools Out: A Radical new Formula for the Revitalization of Americas Educational System. New York: Avon Books, 1992.
HIGHER EDUCATION in the INDUSTRIAL AGE Higher education is at a crossroads. Having aligned its operations and output with the needs of the Industrial Age, it has settled into a mode of operation that is often likened to the factory of the age it served. Handy, Charles. The Age of Paradox. Cambridge: Harvard Business School Press, 1994.
THEME -- ONE Knowledge Smart Roads, Smart Houses, Smart Cars, Smart Tires, Smart Cards, Smart Pucks, Smart Telephones The Digital Economy, Don Tapscott
THEME -- TWO Digitization Information was analog and physical (or atoms) -- now it is digital (bits)
THEME -- THREE Virtualization As information shifts from analog to digital, physical things can become virtual
THEME -- FOUR Molecularization Mass will become molecular in all aspects of economic and social life.
THEME -- FIVE Integration -- Internetworking The integration of molecules into clusters that work with others.
THEME -- SIX Disintermediation Middleman functions between producers and consumers are being eliminated through digital networks
THEME -- SEVEN THEME -- SEVEN Convergence The dominant economic sector is being created by three converging industries -- computing, communications, and the content industries
THEME -- EIGHT THEME -- EIGHT Innovation No matter how good your product, you are only 18 months away from failure. Lou Gerstner IBM
THEME -- NINE THEME -- NINE Prosumption The GAP between Producers and Consumers blurs.
THEME -- TEN Immediacy Today, consumer electronics products have a typical lifespan of two months.
THEME -- ELEVEN THEME -- ELEVEN Globalization The digital planet will look and feel like the head of a pin. Being Digital Nicholas Negroponte
THEME -- TWELVE Discordance Unprecedented social issues are beginning to arise, potentially causing massive trauma and conflict.
The Velocity of Change If the 1980s were about quality and the 1990s were about re-engineering, then the 2000s will be about velocity -- about how quickly business itself will be transacted; and about how information access will alter the lifestyle of consumers and their expectations of business. When the increase in velocity is great enough, the very nature of business changes." Bill Gates
Mentality shiftsMentality shifts-- from public phone to personal phone. Location shifts --Location shifts -- from a geographic focus to a focus on being connected. Individualization shift --Individualization shift -- from mass production to mass customization. Relationships shiftRelationships shift-- from a family living in many different states to all family members living in the same community. Cultural Shifts
Knowledge and LearningKnowledge and Learning Directly ConnectedDirectly Connected IndividualityIndividuality MobilityMobility MiniaturizationMiniaturization Speed or VelocitySpeed or Velocity Key Societal and Cultural Changes
CHANGING NATURE OF JOBS and WORK Average Worker -- Change Jobs 6.8 X and Occupations 3 X Over 76% of Current Workforce will need Significant Retraining
CHANGES IN THE WORKPLACE 1900 -- More than 50% of employed people worked for themselves as farmers and shop owners 1977 Only 7% were self-employed 2020 -- Drucker predicts that early in the 21st century fewer than half of working people will be employed by others in a classic way
CHANGES IN THE WORKPLACE Constant training, retraining, job-hopping, and even career-hopping will become the norm. Fading are the 9-5 workdays, lifetime jobs, predictable, hierarchical relationships, corporate culture security blankets, and, for a large and growing sector of the workforce, the workplace itself (will be replaced by a cybernetics workspace).
CHANGES IN THE WORKPLACE Today, 95% of all workers use some type of information technology in their jobs. By 2003, more than one-third of the U.S. workforce will be mobile
CHANGES IN THE WORKPLACE The Department of Labor estimates that this year approximately 44% of all workers will be in data services (e.g., gathering processing, retrieving, or analyzing information).
CHANGING WORKPLACE Could a Doctor who retired 15 years ago function in todays hospital?? NOT A CHANCE
CHANGING WORKPLACE? Could a teacher who retired 15 years ago function in most classrooms today?? Quite Easily
Education and Training (Knowledge)Education and Training (Knowledge) Pervasive Impact of TechnologyPervasive Impact of Technology MobilityMobility Speed or Velocity of Changes in the Work PlaceSpeed or Velocity of Changes in the Work Place Key Changes in the Work Place
INFORMATION AGE CHANGING WORLD OF LEARNING INDUSTRIAL AGE Classrooms, libraries, and laboratories Networks and being Connected TeachingLearning Seat time-based education Achievement- based learning Classroom-centered instruction Networked learning Information acquisition Knowledge navigation
INFORMATION AGE CHANGING WORLD OF LEARNING INDUSTRIAL AGE Time out for learning Fusion of learning and work Distance education Distance-free learning Continuing education Perpetual learning Separation of learners and learning systems Fusion of learning systems
Teaching Assumptions shiftTeaching Assumptions shift-- from readings are on reserve to everyone owns a copy of his/her own. Timelines shiftTimelines shift-- from our class meets MWF to we see each other all the time and MWF we meet together Students sense of access shiftsStudents sense of access shifts-- from I can get that book in the library to I have that book in my library. Educational Shifts
Changing Desires Learners want to be more NOMADIC Learners and employers want learning to be more collaborative Continuous contact -- students will want faculty and staff to always be available Learners and faculty want more relevant and realistic learning experiences Learners want to study and learn anywhere, anytime
EXISTING FACILITIES? Schools will become more like playgrounds and museums for children to assemble ideas and socialize with children all over the world. The digital planet will look and feel like the head of a pin. Nicholas Negroponte Being Digital
Im only attending school until it becomes available on CD-ROM Anonymous sixth grade student Changing Expectations
Changing Learner DesiresChanging Learner Desires Importance of Perpertual LearningImportance of Perpertual Learning Fusion of Learning and WorkFusion of Learning and Work New Delivery Tools and TechnologyNew Delivery Tools and Technology Desire for MobilityDesire for Mobility The Demand for Speed or VelocityThe Demand for Speed or Velocity Key Changes in Education
Overview of SUNY Morrisville Public Institution in Central New York Residential Campus with 3000 Students Over 70 Academic Programs Associate and Bachelor Degrees –Health, Aquaculture, Equine, Business, Info Tech, Hospitality, Architectural Technology, Engineering Technology, Natural Resource Conservation, Biology
WHAT ARE WE DOING? New Vision and Direction Technology Strategy –Strategic Partnerships –Mobile Computing Program by Program –Nomadic Learning Wireless Networking –Totally Digital Environment BlueTooth Technology
Our Vision Statement The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville aspires to be an academically challenging, business- oriented, technology-focused entrepreneurial learning community.
Our Vision Academics Applied Business Entrepreneurialism TECHNOLOGY
Technology Strategies Phase I –Place an Emphasis on Mobility –Build a Modern Infrastructure –Create a Common Access Tool –Create a Technology Comfort Level –Create Added Value –Develop Strategic Partnerships –Create a Marketable Difference –Encourage, Empower and Support Faculty Development –Reduce Investment in Computer Labs
Technology Strategies Phase II –Create a Nomadic Learning Environment –Promote Rapid Change –Improve Teaching/Learning Process
Technology Strategies Phase III –Totally Digital Environment –Pervasive Computing –BlueTooth Technology
Connect to the Internet and the campus network with Raytheon Wireless in all Residence Halls Loaner Wireless Card Available to Students in all ThinkPad University Curriculums Wireless Networking
A Complete Wireless Campus Connect to the Internet and the campus network anywhere, at anytime!! Wireless in every Academic Building (Spring 2000) Connect while enjoying fresh air on the Quad
ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES Standard vs Threshold –Single Vendor vs Multiple Vendors By Program or Total Institution Implementation Funding and Ownership –Buy vs Lease vs Student Buy Cold Turkey vs Pilot Vendor Selection –Low Bid vs. Strategic Partner
IBM ThinkPad 390E 300 MHz 64 MB memory (Standard Option) 128 MB memory (Gold Option) 3.2 GB hard drive 24X CD-ROM 3 1/2 floppy drive 12.1 TFT display (active matrix) 56K modem card 10BaseT Ethernet card Back Pack Carrying Case Windows 98 Microsoft Office Pro 97 2 year warranty Fall 99 Configuration
During Freshman Placement Testing: The Benefits of a Laptop Investment Vendor Fair Faculty Demos Sale of ThinkPads and Peripherals Equipment Hands-On For Parents Orientation Session for Parents
Contract Signing /Program Overview - 1 hour; 100 students simultaneously Learn to Use Your Laptop - 1 1/2 hours; 25 students per session - 4 trainers; 4 concurrent sessions - Completed in 1 1/2 days for 700 students ThinkPad Distribution Fall 99 Welcome Weekend
Staffed by one full-time professional …and 16 students New Support Systems
OPEN: Monday - Saturday8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. SundayCLOSED By Phone, E-mail, or Walk-In: Problem Resolution Software Installations Warranty Repairs Loaner Laptops General Laptop Hardware, Software, and Network Assistance Help Desk Hours
ACADEMIC ISSUES Faculty Development and Support –New TECH Center –Help Desk –Workshops and Training Faculty Commitment Program Selection Process
Critical Issues Academics Should Drive the Change Communication with Students and Parents –Early and Often –Financial Aid Commitment of Faculty –Critical Mass Seek out Strategic Partners
Key Points Focus on learning -- not technology Focus on the discipline of study -- not the technology Focus on adding value -- not cost- related issues Focus on the committed faculty -- not total involvement
Key Points Focus on developing faculty with the technology -- not developing the technical capability of faculty Focus on strategic planning -- not technology planning Focus on creating a comfort-level with technology -- not an infatuation with technology
SUMMARY Societal and Cultural Changes Changes in the Work Place Educational Changes/Observations Changes at SUNY Morrisville –Our Vision –Technology Strategies –Campus Implementation Issues Critical Issues
Thank you for taking the time to investigate SUNY Morrisvilles technology and teaching philosophy.