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Technology Resources Dave Staudt Project Director, AN-MSI Al Kuslikis AN-MSI Collaborative Project Coordinator
Technology Resources Catching the Waves of Change Trends in IT in teaching and learning IT problems faced by Project Directors Some available resources
Catching the Waves of Change In American Higher Education By David Ward Chancellor & Professor, University of Wisconsin (now president of the ACE)
Trend # 1 A Communication Revolution A Communication Revolution Distance Learning – On-campus & off-campus delivery The Internet and now Internet2 Libraries – online global information Expectations - students, parents, faculty, administrators, the public Proficiency in coursework rather than mastery Changes take leadership, planning, money, training What aspects should we implement at our institutions?
Trend # 2 Shifts in the Intellectual Division of Labor Collaboration with faculty and students from anywhere on the globe Academic departments must increasingly work together – the expansion of knowledge rises from more than one discipline
Trend # 3 Shifts in the Funding Streams Traditionally – state, federal, endowments, services Considerations Tendency for states to shift their social spending priorities away from education toward prisons, highways, welfare, reducing taxes Affordability of college – LOANS – Student DEBT Private Collaborations - University Research Parks – intellectual property of the faculty and students integrity & mission / identity of institution who-owes-whom-what?
Trend # 4 Demographic Shifts & Accessibility Demographic Shifts & Accessibility Changing demographic makeup of the U.S. Employers demand that institutions educate a diverse population - especially public institutions Life-long learning
Finding Our Strategic Path Be aware of the changes Use the currents of change to your benefit: Adapt! Emerge stronger than ever!!!
The Emerging Academy Active and Learner Centered Dynamic and Life-long Collaborative Cost effective High Quality Accessible
Emerging Academy Themes and Directions Consortia partnerships Campus re-engineering with new business plans involving technology in teaching and learning Campus-wide vision and a shared set of strategies for e-learning initiatives Focus on student performance and learning outcomes Re-examination of traditional classroom methods New markets for educational resources
Faculty Engagement Faculty communities of practice Entrepreneurship as incentive Peer review of course tools and designs Online faculty support: Colgate University’s Collaboration for Advanced Learning
Teaching and Learning Communities of Practice Provide a catalyst for rethinking teaching strategies Explore and disseminate best teaching and learning practices Cross-disciplinary Participation provides incentive to experiment Support effective collaborative networks
Electronic Portfolios Certification: Demonstrate experience Assessment: Prove the student meets standards/requirements Reflection: the student learns about herself as a learner Minnesota project: efoliomn.org Organized collection of a student’s work and assessments
Reusable Learning Objects Flexible Allow customization of content Address individual student needs Example: Merlot Partners: Advanced Distance Learning Co- Lab, National Science Digital Library
Education and Research Collaboratories Building a distributed research infrastructure Research opportunities anytime, anywhere Team teaching at a distance Research mentors from R1 universities and national laboratories
AN-MSI Collaboration Center Faculty/Staff Collaboration finder Diversity learning objects repository Online tutorials IT Knowledge Management Other?
National Learning Infrastructure Initiative Mission: Create new collegiate learning environments that harness the power of information technology to: Mission: Create new collegiate learning environments that harness the power of information technology to: – improve the quality of teaching and learning, – contain or reduce rising costs, and –provide greater access to higher education.
Campus IT Issues What IT problems have you encountered so far? What IT problems do you anticipate? What problems have others run into?
Association of 1800 colleges, universities, companies Advancing Information Technology in Higher Education Annual conferences ~ 6500 attendees Regional conferences Publications Seminars, on-line constituent groups EDUCAUSE
Advanced Networking With Minority-Serving Institutions (AN-MSI) Four year, $6M grant from the National Science Foundation to EDUCAUSE Working closely with AIHEC, HACU, NAFEO Now in the fourth year, and expect to extend ~100 minority-serving institutions, roughly one-third each community
AN-MSI Services Campus visits Strategic planning Technical assistance Online training Remote technical support Wireless systems Curriculum and faculty development Distance learning
Technology Resources Questions and discussion Al Kuslikis Dave Staudt