A Statewide Online Approach for the Adult Learner Dr. Jay K. Box KCTCS Chancellor June 18, 2013 KCTCS Learn on Demand
KCTCS 16 Colleges with 70 Campuses 100,000 Enrollment 38,000 enroll in online courses 13% strictly online students TWO online options: Learn By Term Learn On Demand
WHY LEARN ON DEMAND Census Demographics And Data Projections Adults 19 to 54 Without a Baccalaureate or Current Enrollment Those Adults Extremely/Very Likely to Enroll in Higher Education 1,340,000 187,600 (14%) Have no higher education: 42% (78,792) Have some higher education: 58% (108,808)
TARGET AUDIENCE The Typical KCTCS Online Learn on Demand Prospect: Working adult Family responsibilities Ages 19 – 54 (and above) Is comfortable with Internet Needs an individualized approach to learning delivered on a schedule tailored to them
LEARN ON DEMAND FEATURES 24/7/365 Enrollment Modularized Courses Competency Based Credit for Prior Learning eResources AA, AS, & AAS degrees
TOTAL ONLINE EXPERIENCE No visits to physical locations required from start to finish except for placement tests or skill-related labs Includes online student services: Enrollment Academic Advising Technical Assistance eResources; and Library resources
CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING Students already proficient in course module competencies will receive the module credit without having to take the class. Requirements include: Enroll in module Pass the pre-test Pass the post-test Credit earned and grade received
GETTING STARTED RFPs issued in 2007, 2009, 2010: General Education courses Business Administration Information Technology Nursing Pathway (CNA, LPN, RN) College Readiness (Developmental) Integrated Engineering Technology (AMTEC curriculum) Secured Presidium (now Blackboard Student Services) Developed Quality Assurance for Courses and Facilitators Fine-tuned infrastructure (Blackboard, PeopleSoft, etc.)
STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS - AGE Note: Students enrolled 2011-12. Sources: Learn by Term and Learn on Demand, KCTCS data base, 7/17/12. All: Official data.
STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS – MINORITY Note: Students enrolled 2011-12. Percentage of students with known ethnicity. Minority includes all categories other than white and non–resident alien. Sources: Learn by Term and Learn on Demand, KCTCS data base, 7/17/12. All: Official data.
STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS – GENDER Note: Students enrolled 2011-12. Percentage of students with known gender. Sources: Learn by Term and Learn on Demand, KCTCS data base, 7/17/12. All: Official data.
STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS – ACADEMIC PROGRAM Note: Students enrolled 2011-12. Source: Learn on Demand students, KCTCS data base, 7/17/12.
FALL 2012 – GRADE DISTRIBUTION Source: Learn on Demand students, KCTCS data base, 10/4/12.
CHALLENGES Development time was MUCH longer than anticipated 2 to 3 years for first courses and programs Financial Aid awarding Chief Academic Officers RE: full-time faculty LOAD Colleges RE: Competition with Learn by Term Marketing No Developmental Ed courses (originally)
THE CHALLENGE OF FINANCIAL AID Works but is a MANUAL process Difficult for students to be enrolled in face-to-face or Learn by Term and Learn on Demand Federal Financial Aid regulations do not favor competency- based delivery methods Working with U.S. Dept. of Education for designation as an experimental site
THE CHALLENGE OF MARKETING College Presidents against marketing in local markets Non-semester-length delivery (MODULES) and competency- based hard to explain Marketing getting people in pipeline but local College personnel did not understand how to advise them Virtual Advisors Success Coaches Local Marketing Campaign
THE CHALLENGE OF DEVELOPMENTAL EDUCATION No online delivery of developmental education courses in modular format No online delivery that allows students to remediate only in the areas of deficiencies No online wrap-around services Complete College America Grant
COMPLETE COLLEGE AMERICA GRANT Plan/Implement a College Readiness Student Success Coaching Network Contract NACADA Consultant for Virtual Advising Tutoring Services -- Brainfuse Academic Advising Tracking Software – Blackboard Student Services Starfish/Collaborate Metrics Aimed for College Readiness Success aligned with KCTCS Performance Indicators
LEARN ON DEMAND: COLLEGE READINESS TARGET AUDIENCE Adults coming back to college Kentucky Adult Education High School graduates
LEARN ON DEMAND COLLEGE READINESS REDESIGN MODULES Math – 3 courses; 18 modules Reading – 3 courses; 12 modules Writing – 2 courses; 8 modules
ASSESSMENT & PLACEMENT COLLEGE READINESS DIAGNOSTIC Step 1 – Assessment & Placement Compass/ACT identifies students Step 2 – KCTCS Online Learn on Demand Option College Readiness Tests (Diagnostic) Step 3 – Student – College Readiness Virtual Advising Network and/or 24/7 Student Help Desk Step 4 – LoD College Readiness Student Enrolls in only College Readiness Modules Needed Transcript shows Math Modules completed and Math Modules where mastery was demonstrated
Direct2Degree TIME IS THE OPPORTUNITY Change the Calendar - Change the Cost
WHAT ARE WE ADDRESSING Time to Degree Cost of Degree Relevance of Degree
1.Reorient the flow of courses from the parallel model to a sequential model 2.Deploy a new tuition model that incentivizes and rewards progress 3.Implement alternative financial aid models that support the reconfigured delivery and tuition structure Direct2Degree Associates of Science General Studies
Learn-by-Term Change the Calendar - Change the Calculus 76 Days Lost per "Academic " Year Learn-by-Term Class Time Can Become Lost Time Lost in Instruction
LOD MODULE LOD "COURSE" Equivalent REDESIGN BIO 112Introduction to Biology BIO 113Introduction to Biology Lab CHE 120The Joy of Chemistry CIS 100Introduction to Computers COM 252Intro to Interpersonal Communication ECO 101Contemporary Economic Issues ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics ECO 202Principles of Macroeconomics ENG 101Writing I ENG 102Writing II HIS 108History of the US through 1865 HIS 109History of the US Since 1865 MAT 110Applied Mathematics MAT 116Technical Mathematics MAT 150College Algebra PHY 171Applied Physics PSY 110General Psychology PSY 223Developmental Psychology SPA 101Elementary Spanish I (spoken) SPA 102Elementary Spanish II (spoken) ACTIVITYACTIVITY PRE-ASSESSPRE-ASSESS POST-ASSESSPOST-ASSESS 81 Modules to complete the Associates in General Studies Every course has a faculty member – every student has a coach
Recover Time FALLSPRINGSUMMER ISUMMER II AUG DEC JANAPR MAY JUNE AUG COURSE Learn-by-Term Learn-on-Demand Continuous Progress recaptures days "lost" between terms Continuous Progress recaptures days "lost" between terms
Reorient COURSE Learn-On-Demand Direct2Degree Saves Time Saves Time & Money CIS 100ENG 101ENG 102MAT 110MAT 116MAT 150BIO 112BIO 113
Reduce Cost Cost savings are locked into credit hours 60 Credits X $140 = $8,400
Financial Aid Exploring Alternative Student Aid Models
Direct2Degree The Outcomes 1.Linear, sequential program model that optimizes learning time and increases completion rates 2.Tuition model that increases affordability and rewards learning 3.Alternative financial aid model that removes artificial time barriers 4.Shareable analytic tools to enable other institutions to explore and optimize their tuition strategies for competency- based models Converting flexible learning into increased completion and faster learning into increased affordability.
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