The Critical Role of Faculty in Transforming Higher Education St. Mary’s University San Antonio, Texas May 13, 2013 Susie Henderson, Director, Online Strategies and Programs, EDUCAUSE OUR AGENDA • Highlight St. Mary’s University priorities • Review Dr. Boettcher’s “learning experience framework” • Change in our digital world • Discuss teaching and learning opportunities in a digital world • Q&A ► ► ► ► ► Educate for formation in faith Provide an integral quality education Educate in the family spirit Educate for service, justice and peace Educate for adaptation and change Learning Experience Framework Learners Faculty Mentor Mentor Learners Knowledge Content and Resources Boettcher 2003,2007 Environment Context Do you believe there is a digital revolution in education now? Sniff – sniffs out change early before others are aware of it Scurry – sees what is needed and takes action immediately (scurries into action) Hem – “hems and haws” in a new situation and wishes the change wasn’t happening. Haw – laughs at himself for not wanting to change, then moves on to explore the maze and comes to enjoy the taste of new cheese. That is, he learns to adapt in time when he sees changing leads to something better! The ANALOG has “Moved“! DIGITAL Technology has “Moved“! sometimes limited nice to have always connected big bandwidth can’t live without gadgets or tools? Learning Experience Framework Learners Faculty Mentor Mentor Learners Knowledge Content and Resources Boettcher 2003,2007 Environment Context insights + innovation = IMPACT Take note! Fundamental Principle! • Decide what your learning experience goal is • If appropriate, select a technology or application that will support it • Never use technology or a cool application just to use it! HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT EFFECTIVE LEARNING? How do you know that you‘re being effective? HOW CAN WE ENGAGE OUR STUDENTS IN NEW WAYS? WHAT HELPS STUDENTS RETAIN AND APPLY INFORMATION? What makes students more successful? on task? For more about OLI, visit: oli.cmu.edu/ For more about OLI, visit: oli.cmu.edu/ Free resource: EDUCAUSE on Campus Breakthrough Model: http://net.educause.edu/Elements/Attachments/EOC/EoC_BreakthroughModel.pdf Who is this person? Why should you know about him? Salman Kahn, retired hedge fund analyst, creator of the Kahn Academy -“Use technology to humanize the classroom” Flipped classroom! Repository – Referatory What’s the difference? Repository • Content and metadata is stored, controlled and maintained by project • Can offer special vocabularies • i.e. The Orange Grove Digital Repository, Public Broadcasting Service, Referatory • Metadata is stored and maintained by project • Content is linked to • i.e. MERLOT, The Orange Grove Digital Repository, Publisher eTextbooks © http://www.ck12.org http://www.merlot.org/ merlot/index.htm http://mobilelearning.merlot.org/mobilelearning.html • Library of Congress Locate High Quality “Open” • MIT Open Courseware (freely available) • Smithsonian Content/Resources • Public Broadcasting Service – national or local • National Science Digital Library http://dp.la/ MOOCs http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/brainiac/ To MOOC or not to MOOC? – Yes: we are working on or considering MOOC projects – No: we are not considering MOOC projects at the moment Time Magazine 4.13.2013 50 Best iPad Apps The Essentials Adobe Reader Air Display Allrecipes Blogsy Calculator for iPad Free Catalog Spree Chrome CloudOn Comics Dropbox Evernote Facebook Fanhattan FastZip Feedly Find My Friends Flipboard Google Earth Hipmunk IMDb Imo Interior Design IntoNow iTunes U Join.me Kindle LogMeIn Mint Newsy Paper Photo Editor by Aviary Pinnacle Studio Pinterest Pocket Skype Spotify StumbleUpon TheScore Mobile Titan Downloader TripIt TuneIn Radio TV Guide Tweetbot Waze Weather Channel WebMD Wolfram Alpha Yelp YouTube ZenView http://tbrelearning.org/apps/top-20-free-medical-apps-health-care-professionals Dr. Robbie Melton, TN Bd of Regents http://educause.mediasite.com/mediasite/Play/7859cea0ad9d41819894863dca1a9ffb1d http://www.rbrmobile.org 9 hour DARPA Red Balloon Location Competition 12.5.2009 http://www.gtresearchnews.gatech.edu/red-balloons/ http://archive.darpa.mil/networkchallenge/ Dr. Erik Christensen, South Florida State College Physics Professor, Chairman of Natural Sciences Department, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBDC4Qvxw60 insights + innovation = IMPACT! “Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.” Laurie Anderson The Critical Role of Faculty in Transforming Higher Education Thank you! Questions? Susie Henderson, Director, Online Strategies and Programs, EDUCAUSE [email protected] HOW CAN YOU SUPPORT EFFECTIVE LEARNING? How do you know that you‘re being effective? HOW CAN WE ENGAGE OUR STUDENTS IN NEW WAYS? WHAT HELPS STUDENTS RETAIN AND APPLY INFORMATION?