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1 May 29, 2002 Overview of School of Business Learning Processes David Annand Kerri Michalczuk

2 May 29, 2002 School of Business Over 13,000 annual registrations in undergraduate business courses during 2001Over 13,000 annual registrations in undergraduate business courses during 2001 Over 10% per year compounded growth over last five yearsOver 10% per year compounded growth over last five years About 20 full-time and 10 part-time faculty, 20 professional/ technical/administrative staff, 40 part- time academic experts and markersAbout 20 full-time and 10 part-time faculty, 20 professional/ technical/administrative staff, 40 part- time academic experts and markers

3 May 29, 2002 Study Options  Individualized study using print-based material, but evolving to  Individualized study in a Web-based environment Electronic learning material and paper- based textbooksElectronic learning material and paper- based textbooks Online library services, assignments, exams Online library services, assignments, exams Video streaming Video streaming Simulations Simulations

4 May 29, 2002 Study Options – con’t  eClass ® study in a Web-based environment 15 week, paced online courses15 week, paced online courses September and January start datesSeptember and January start dates Instructor-guided, mostly online instructional materialInstructor-guided, mostly online instructional material More interactive components, like group- based activities and assignments, and discussion groups.More interactive components, like group- based activities and assignments, and discussion groups.

5 May 29, 2002 Learning System Evolution Traditional Tutor Model Traditional Tutor Model  Direct access to tutor via telephone and  High Cost Tutors handle administrative calls  Limited access times up to 6 hours per week  No tracking of student service Students Tutors

6 May 29, 2002 Learning System Evolution Con’t Call Centre Model Call Centre Model Low Cost  Low Cost Student support costs reduced by $70,000 annually Student support costs reduced by $70,000 annually  Increased access times to students 60 hours of telephone/ assistance per week 60 hours of telephone/ assistance per week  Indirect access to academic experts

7 May 29, 2002 SB Learning Environment Support Services Production Students Facilitators Professors Academic Experts Assigns. Markers FAQs Student Queries Exams

8 May 29, 2002 SB Learning Environment Support Services Production Students Facilitators Professors Academic Experts Assigns. Markers FAQs Student Queries Exams

9 May 29, 2002 SB Learning Environment (Cont.)  Student query tracking system selective view of unresolved queries all queries tracked history of individual student queries central maintenance of FAQs

10 May 29, 2002 Student Query Tracking System

11 May 29, 2002 SB Learning Environment Support Services Production Students Facilitators Professors Academic Experts Assigns. Markers FAQs Student Queries Exams

12 May 29, 2002 Course Production Evolution Paper On-line Author Editor Educational Media Development Course Materials Production Dept. Author Editor Website months 1-2 years

13 May 29, 2002 SB Learning Environment Support Services Production Students Facilitators Professors Academic Experts Assigns. Markers FAQs Student Queries Exams

14 May 29, 2002

15 SB Learning Environment Support Services Production Students Facilitators Professors Academic Experts Assigns. Markers FAQs Student Queries Exams

16 May 29, 2002 Exam System Objectives Provide a complete online learning experienceProvide a complete online learning experience Streamline administrative processesStreamline administrative processes Notes-based, Web-enabledNotes-based, Web-enabled Development by Sanbox Systems commenced in early 2001Development by Sanbox Systems commenced in early 2001 Close liasion with RegistryClose liasion with Registry Integration with existing systemsIntegration with existing systems

17 May 29, 2002 Schematic Old System

18 May 29, 2002 Conclusions  Integration of administrative processes and teaching model is critical  All post-secondary institutions will need to grapple with these issues  Online processes should add value, streamline, or automate

19 May 29, 2002 Contact Us  SB website  Exam demo  


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