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1 ICDE Research and Innovation Taskforce Survey Preliminary Findings Belinda Tynan

2 The Taskforce The focus of the Research and Innovation Taskforce is to: Initiate a meta study on the state of research and innovation in open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning Identify the grand challenges of research in open, distance, flexible, and online education, including e-learning Encourage cooperation amongst ICDE members on research and innovation (R&I), and Advise the ICDE Executive Committee on R&I issues

3 Project Governance Professor Belinda Tynan (Project Accountable Executive & Chair) Professor Mpine Makoe (UNISA) Dr Albert Sangra (UOC) Dr Martin Weller (OU) Dr Theresa Koroivulaono (USP) Dr António Moreira Teixeira (UAB) Dr Vijia Kumar (MIT) Dr Don Olcott (USDLA)

4 Key Milestones to Date Project Team and Mandate Confirmed (July 2014) Research into beta survey (July 2014) Beta survey signed off (August 2014) Beta survey conducted (September 2014) Evaluation of beta and recommendations (October 2014) Launch of survey (November 2014)

5 The Survey Survey opened 17 October Reminder sent 3 November Survey closed 9 November 43 respondents to date of which 32 were fully completed responses https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/3YGXKQM

6 At which levels does your institution teach? K12 (9.76%) College (21.95%) Undergraduate (82.93%) Postgraduate (90.24%)

7 What is your role in the your institution? Vice Chancellor (14.29%) Pro Vice Chancellor (2.86%) Director (34.29%) Senior Executive (14.29%) Senior Academic (14.29%) Middle Manager (5.71%) Academic (2.86%) Administrator (11.43%)

8 Is your institution primarily: Teaching based (45.24%) Research based (2.38%) Evenly split teaching & research (52.38%)

9 How many full time students does your institution teach? Up to 1,000 (10.00%) 1,000-5,000 (10.00%) 5,000-10,000 (5.00%) 10,000-20,000 (15.00%) 20,000-50,000 (30.00%) 50,000-100,000 (15.00%) Over 100,000 (15.00%)

10 By what methods do you deliver learning to your students? Online at a distance (71.79%) Online local to institution (12.82%) Face to face (43.69%) Blended approach of online and face to face (51.28%) Other (17.95%) I don’t know (0.00%)

11 Where is your institution based? North America (11.90%) South America (2.38%) Africa (16.67%) Europe (30.95%) Asia (35.71%) Middle East (0.00%) Oceania (2.38%)

12 What is the main teaching method of your institution? On-campus (7.14%) Distance (59.52%) Mixed Approach (33.33%)

13 Is your institution a member of ICDE? Yes (97.62%) No (2.38%) I don’t know (0.00%)

14 How much resource is provided centrally for innovation in learning and teaching by your organisation? US$0-50,000 (29.41%) US$50,000-100,000 (8.82%) US$100,000-150,000 (2.94%) US$150,000-200,000 (8.82%) Over US$200,000 (29.41%) I don’t know (20.59%)

15 Approximately what percentage of budget spend does this represent within your organisation? 0-5% (42.86%) 5-10% (20.00%) 10-20% (5.71%) Over 20% (14.29%) I don’t know (17.14%)

16 How much research is undertaken within your organisation to inform your development of learning and teaching? None (2.94%) Some by a small specialist group (47.06%) Quite a lot by a small specialist group (11.76%) Some by a wide range of educators (14.71%) A lot by a wide range of educators (14.76%) I don’t know (8.82%)

17 How do you share research to learning and teaching within the organisation? Conferences (24.14%) Faculties (6.90%) Papers (17.24%) Presentations (20.69%) Publications (24.14%) Research (24.24%) Seminars (17.24%) Text analysis

18 Over the last five years what piece of research or scholarship about open, distance and or online education has had the most profound effect or influence on your organisation? Analytics (7.69%) Development (11.54%) Higher Education (7.69%) OER (11.54%) Project (11.54%) Research (30.77%) Support (11.54%) Text analysis

19 In the following list of educational context issues, please check the three topics that you think will be most important generally over the coming year Open access to online education (36.36%) Faculty workload (27.27%) Quality (66.67%) Learner workload (18.18%) Rising cost of higher education (18.18%) Learning environments and spaces (18.18%) Accreditation of prior learning (27.27%) Gender issues (6.06%) Online distance education models (30.30%) University funding (21.21%) Student drop-out (42.42%)

20 In the following list of technology-related developments, please check the three topics that you think will be most important over the coming year Learning Analytics (66.67%) MOOCs (60.61%) ePortfolios (9.09%) Learning through games (24.24%) Virtual environments (54.55%) Social networking (63.64%) Badging & informal assessment (36.36%)

21 In the following list of pedagogy related developments, please check the three topics that you think will be most important for open & distance education over the coming year Learning design (51.52%) Adaptive learning (30.30%) Social learning (36.36%) Networked approaches (27.27%) Use of open content (42.42%) Seamless & mobile learning (42.42%) Blended learning (48.48%) Quality (48.48%)

22 In your opinion, what is the key concern for faculty with regards to using digital, networked technology for teaching? Lack of knowledge (37.50%) Lack of time (9.38%) Lack of infrastructure (21.88%) Concerns over quality (28.13%) Concerns over privacy (3.13%) Concerns over control (0.00%)

23 What is the key concern for faculty with regards to using new technology for research? Lack of knowledge (34.48%) Lack of time (13.79%) Lack of infrastructure (27.59%) Concerns over quality (10.34%) Concerns over intellectual property (3.45%) Lack of relevance (10.34%)

24 What are the two key strategic concerns for your institution with regards to new technology? Developing an online presence (33.33%) Developing a MOOC strategy (24.24%) Establishing robust learner systems eg VLEs, portals (33.33%) Making use of online content effectively (12.12%) Adapting pedagogy to take advantage of the internet (24.24%) Having an effective social media policy (6.06%) Disseminating research effectively (3.03%) Costs (21.21%) Professional development of staff (33.33%) Instructional design (3.03%) Organisation and management (6.06%)

25 Are there any issues relating to open and distance education that relate specifically to your geographical region or context? Access (18.75%) ODL (12.50%) Students (18.75%) Technology (12.50%) Text analysis

26 In ten years time there will be a small group of global providers of education, consisting of large brand universities and companies, and most existing university will cease to operate Disagree strongly (27.27%) Disagree (33.33%) Neither disagree or agree (33.33%) Agree (6.06%) Agree strongly (0.00%)

27 The majority of teaching will be online within the next five years Disagree strongly (9.09%) Disagree (21.21%) Neither disagree or agree (18.18%) Agree (36.36%) Agree strongly (15.15%)

28 We will use automated methods including learning analytics and automated assessment for at least half of the student feedback within 5 years Disagree strongly (3.03%) Disagree (15.15%) Neither disagree or agree (24.24%) Agree (48.48%) Agree strongly (9.09%)

29 Third party, open content will constitute 50% of all courses within the next 5 years Disagree strongly (3.13%) Disagree (9.38%) Neither disagree or agree (34.38%) Agree (43.75%) Agree strongly (9.38%)

30 The way we deliver education will not change substantially over the next decade Disagree strongly (33.33%) Disagree (39.39%) Neither disagree or agree (12.12%) Agree (12.12%) Agree strongly (3.03%)

31 Would you be interested in collaborating with others in ICDE network to undertake research in specified topic areas? Yes (81.82%) No (18.18%)

32 Should ICDE, along with other funders, commission research about priority topics and which ones should they be? What would be useful: short abstracts; surveys; short briefing papers; literature reviews etc. Yes (87.50%) No (12.50%) Literature Reviews (16.00%) Research (8.00%) Short Briefing Papers (12.00%) Study (16.00%) Surveys (12.00%)

33 Belinda Tynan The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA www.open.ac.uk


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