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Levers of Change in Higher Education
Maria Andersenon 19 July 2013
Transcript of Levers of Change in Higher Education
Create "base" model graduates.
If you HAVE a college degree, ponder this ...
Separate the "courses" from the other customizations of "the college experience."
Did you enjoy taking the courses or just tolerate them as a necessary means to acquire the learning?
What we're seeing now is the separation of content, learning, and certification.
What we hope to get
"out" of education is more
than just increased knowledge.
We hope for a personal "customization"
of each student as they are exposed to ideas,
diversity, experiences and opportunities.
Some students still leave college with nothing but a "base model" ... but most leave with some add-ons.
You don't NEED a
Maria H. Andersen, Ph.D.
An approach to teaching and learning practices that result from a do it yourself (DIY) attitude.
LEVERS of CHANGE
in HIGHER EDUCATION
courses only, not degrees
Mentors (not teachers)
Coaching is separate from evaluation
"Pay for time,
Open Education Model
Massive Open Online Course
We process students in "batches"
The academic year takes off and lands at
a set time.
If there are empty seats, the course still takes off.
If there are TOO many empty seats, the flight is cancelled.
Even if the "route" is more expensive, it's important to offer it. (i.e. Nursing)
Some "routes" are subsidized. (i.e. graduate education)
shouldn't we be selling the extra seats at the last minute for
If education is really similar to the airline industry,
Scenario planning is assuming every important outcome MIGHT occur, and planning the best business options for each case.
instant access to knowledge
Fund critical areas of brain drain
Built-in computation engine
recall your experiences
reLive the experiences of others
We aren't that far away.
When does f2f education just cost too much?
Most of these scenarios
are completely out of our control
but many require the same kind of
Carnvale Focus Groups:
"In all the focus groups, we asked people: do you think everybody needs to go to college? 70-80% said no. But what we forgot to ask, and asked a few years later, was, should YOUR kid go to college? 85% said yes."
Either we begin (NOW)
to push education away from content delivery, AND TOWARDS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT,
or we'll go down
with the ship.
What can we do to prepare for this Disruptive Change?
Shift the focus from content to personal development and coaching.
Think about the "customizations" and how to provide and quantify them.
Except for those on the cutting edge, content is going to quickly become a dead-end.
Multiple prices for the same credits.
Video of the live presentation is posted here:
Learning Object Repositories
You'll see videos on the wall of the factory. These are not in the presentation path, but you may want to go back and watch these when you're done. Extra 30 minutes.
intelligent tutoring systems
frequent assessment and feedback
Raw materials (students) are processed through an assembly line (courses) to achieve a final product (graduates).
We might not
Sink today ...
or next year ...
but it's not unreasonable to expect that eventually we're going to end up headed straight towards ONE of these "iceberg" scenarios.
As always, I am grateful for photographers who license their images under Creative Commons.
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But this isn't
really all there is to education
college professor to
provide the content
Current change pressures
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