EDUCAUSE Research in E-Learning July 31, 2013 Susan Grajek, EDUCAUSE Vice President

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  • EDUCAUSE Research in E-Learning July 31, 2013 Susan Grajek, EDUCAUSE Vice President
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  • Topics 1.Interest in e-learning 2.Who benefits? 3.Delivering e-learning services 4.Challenges 5.A MOOC moment 6.Making headway with e-learning
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  • POLL: Compared to last year, is there greater interest in elearning on your campus? Yes No
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  • Widespread interest in e-learning More than 80% of institutions offer at least several courses online Motivations: Serve the post- traditional learner Reduce the cost of a degree Increase enrollments Improve the quality of teaching and learning
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  • Who Benefits?
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  • The ability for everyone in the class to respond, regardless of how shy they are or how much thought it takes for them to be able to put their words into coherent messages or whether they have a language challenge. Teaching and Learning Director Were seeing that our students who take online courses graduate faster. Associate Provost I've heard so many faculty say, I'm a better teacher now because I taught online. Instructional Designer
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  • It's all about access for us. This is a way for us to disseminate our content to our rural communities, tap into our international audience, and build business partnerships. Teaching and Learning Director It's all about access for us. This is a way for us to disseminate our content to our rural communities, tap into our international audience, and build business partnerships. Teaching and Learning Director E-learning helps us meet the strategic initiatives of the university in a rapidly growing environment of diminishing resources. Teaching and Learning Officer E-learning helps us meet the strategic initiatives of the university in a rapidly growing environment of diminishing resources. Teaching and Learning Officer Music education is a program thats always under the gun, and for no other reason than low enrollments. Our e- learning initiatives have now given them the money to self-sustain. Assistant Dean Music education is a program thats always under the gun, and for no other reason than low enrollments. Our e- learning initiatives have now given them the money to self-sustain. Assistant Dean
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  • Benefits of e-learning
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  • Who Benefits? Delivering E-learning Services
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  • How e-learning is managed No clear model Doctoral institutions are most likely to have multiple programs managing e- learning Dedicated e-learning center is an advantage More mature in their e-learning initiatives Twice as likely to consider themselves e-learning leaders or innovators Central IT is not involved in e-learning in 34% of institutions
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  • Community colleges are e-learning leaders Most likely to have a center dedicated to e-learning and Most likely to offer a significant number of online courses.
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  • Everyone needs more staff: 124% more
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  • Some roles are needed more than others Course designers Professional development staff
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  • Managing e-learning services Innovative services: Least common Most likely to be distributed (41% vs 24% of more mainstream services)
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  • A gap with students What students most want more of
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  • A gap with students Fewest institutions provide Open educational resources Gaming/simul ations
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  • A gap with students It is not clear whether students preferences are understood
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  • Outsourcing e-learning services Average rate of outsourcing: 29% Most common for: E-portfolios Social networks Least common for: Project management Technical support
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  • Challenges
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  • Some institutions are not offering e-learning There are still a number of faculty on our campus who question what we are doing to our students. They think that if they are not going to get the campus experience, they arent going to get the interaction they used to get CIO There are still a number of faculty on our campus who question what we are doing to our students. They think that if they are not going to get the campus experience, they arent going to get the interaction they used to get CIO
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  • Mission or resources hold some back Reasons for not offering online courses
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  • Mission or resources hold some back Reasons for not offering online courses Were a small, traditional, private university. People aren't going to spend the tuition money to come to us online when they could do it at a state university for a third of the price. But where we've really tried to gain our foothold is our master's programs, our graduate programs for our graduates. So someone gets a degree, moves away; well, hey, come back to our online program. You can have a master's degree from [your alma mater]. Department Chair Were a small, traditional, private university. People aren't going to spend the tuition money to come to us online when they could do it at a state university for a third of the price. But where we've really tried to gain our foothold is our master's programs, our graduate programs for our graduates. So someone gets a degree, moves away; well, hey, come back to our online program. You can have a master's degree from [your alma mater]. Department Chair
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  • Most concerns: Minor to moderate Concerns about e-learning initiatives
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  • Smaller institutions Smaller institutions significantly more concerned Concerns about e-learning initiatives
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  • Two-year institutions Two-year institutions least concerned Concerns about e-learning initiatives
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  • Publics and privates Private institutions significantly more concerned than publics Concerns about e-learning initiatives
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  • Implications of e-learning: Where are we headed? Outsourcing and shared services Faculty: Will some full-time, tenure-track faculty be based off- site? Staff: Financial aid, registration, LMS Niche programs, entire degrees Longer prep time, less last-minute scrambling to pull a course together On-demand courses Tailoring for specific groups: Military, regional Revised metrics for faculty productivity Need for 24/7 IT support Impact of free courses on mission and business model
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  • A MOOC Moment
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  • MOOCs vs. Online Learning MOOCs may have the headlines, but online learning is much more widespread
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  • Which institutions offer MOOCs today? MOOC creation is primarily centered in large doctoral institutions, and likely to remain so.
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  • Why are institutions choosing whether to offer MOOCs? Strategy (risk vs. innovation) Resources Interest among leadership/f aculty Why institutions offer MOOCs Why institutions do NOT offer MOOCs
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  • Which students know about and take MOOCs? Men Private doctoral Hispanic/Whit e/other (but Black and Asian students are more familiar) Over 25 Non-US
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  • BUT, which students complete MOOCs? Women Community college Black Over 25 (same as take and know) US and Canada
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  • What is the value proposition? For institutions Exploring the business case Moody Investors Services has designated them as a credit positive Among a select set of institutions that are offering MOOCs: 45% are discussing possibility of awarding credit 33% are considering monetizing
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  • What is the value proposition? For students: What is a badge worth?
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  • Making Headway with E-learning: A Maturity Model
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  • Seven components of maturity: Where higher education stands today
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  • Maturity strengths
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  • Less progress
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  • Least progress
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  • Why does maturity matter? Mature institutions Expand technology provisioning and support to meet the needs of the course and faculty Have more staff and are more satisfied with e-learning staff levels Have a dedicated e-learning center
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  • Why does maturity matter? Mature institutions select e-learning technologies and services differently. Selection emphasizes: Ease of use Features Ease of integration Contribution to learning objectives Less mature institutions place greatest importance on cost Security Reliability Effectiveness
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  • Thank you! sgrajek@educause.edu