XY UNIVERSITY Distance Education Program Technology Enhancement Proposal March 17, 2013 Theresa Callahan Divine Eseh Camille Ragin Kenyatta Robertson Chris Simon
Mission & Vision Deliver high quality learning to adults & non- traditional students worldwide Deliver learning that is affordable, accessible, and effective Prepare students for a wide range of careers Continually enhance educational tools & methods
Challenges Student enrollment stagnant over past 3 years Decline in student retention Retention rates trail peer institutions Perceived lack of social presence Difficulty fostering sense of community Difficulty creating effective learning objects
Technology Proposal Incorporate new tools & technologies Facilitate more effective & efficient learning Enhance the learning environment Tools that can eventually replace the LMS
Stakeholders Proposed technologies will benefit students, teachers, and the University’s administration Technology Enhancements Students Teachers Administration Parents Community
Technology Suite Tool Selection: Asynchronous communication Synchronous communication Content development Multimedia development Assessment & feedback
Asynchronous Communication Tool Facilitate effective & meaningful communication
Synchronous Communication Tool Provide real time communication with and between students and teachers
Content Development Tool Deliver and present content effectively and efficiently
Multimedia Development Create and deliver multimedia content & provide students with a tool to create multimedia presentations
Feedback & Assessment Allow student work to be submitted & facilitate the feedback between teachers and students.
Selection Process Each tool was evaluated & scored using the SECTIONS framework introduced by Bates & Pool (2003)
Selection Process Students How appropriate is the tool for students? Ease of use Is the tool easy to use for both students & teachers? Cost What are the associated costs? Teaching & learning Does the tool support teaching & learning goals?
Selection Process Interactivity Does the tool enhance interaction? Organizational issues Are there any organizational or operational issues that need to be considered? Novelty Is the tool consistent with other tools and technologies students already used? Speed How quickly can the tool be implemented?
Demonstration Our team will now demonstrate the tools we recommend XY University implement to address our current challenges and limitations. Please exit the PowerPoint to experience our choices.