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  • 1. The iSchool Institute Symposium Series Sept 30-Oct 1, 2013 Pushing the Envelope in Education New Roles for Libraries MOOCs, eLearning and Gamification
  • 2. Welcome Welcome Washrooms Hashtag #moocslib WiFi: Select: UTorwin Password: UToronto1home To sign in: UTORid: fis.guest Password: tor0011 Lunch Starbucks No-host drinks tonight dinner for those who want to stay Tomorrow
  • 3. The Philosophy What are the opportunities for libraries in the e- learning space? Support? Provider? Creator? School? Colleges? None? What are the academic underpinnings of e-learning and gamification? How does this relate to libraries, learning, and research institutions? Whats happening today in real experience and practice? And, what can we vision and imagine for the future? How do we do this? Where can we start?
  • 4. The Agenda for Monday Introduction Framing the Opportunities for Libraries CISCO learning, access to knowledge, and employability Underpinnings of eLearning: How the "Tried and True" Informs the New MOOCs for Librarians Lunch (provided) eLearning in Libraries Research Gamification in Action Quick trip for a beer conversation afterwards
  • 5. The Agenda for Tuesday Coffee & Muffins MOOC Toolkit eLearning Support in Action Supporting eLearning Lunch (*provided) MOOCs to Online Learning ELearning/MOOC Platforms Putting it All Together: Brainstorming Roles for Supporting eLearning, MOOCs & Gamification
  • 6. What came together to threaten the current social and business models of education?
  • 7. Perfect Storm? Critical Mass? Digital content web, licensed, free and fee Shareability Globalization of edu-markets New research into understanding learning styles and intelligence Production price point is doable and mass market potential Devices are ready and available in core market(s) Cloud software and hosting creates a simplified online environment no downloads
  • 8. Perfect Storm? Critical Mass? Devices are affordable Alignment of synchronous and asynchronous strategies for learning Collaboration based software is emerging more fully into the workplace Social software is fully embedded in the consumer space and especially with targeted young scholars Online registration and payment methods are more rugged Homework and assignments can be done and submitted by individuals and cohorts
  • 9. Perfect Storm? Critical Mass? Decent video, audio, recording, and graphics tools. Way past PPT Online assessment is emerging as doable Class size variable seems to be based on judgment combined with business models Class size depends on how learning happens technical transfer or knowledge embedding? Solid tools and practices are emerging for learning and engaging. Real challenge is on the instructor / designer level and with evaluation of same. Content is differentially emerging
  • 10. The Landscape Content Infrastructure Technology Environments
  • 11. Content Textbook publishers: Cengage Learning, Pearson, and McGraw-Hill e.g. Ed2Go, Learn4Life, Gale Online High School 10s of thousands of authors, rugged editorial and updating major investments in development Other content open-textbooks, open source, open access Loads of excellent and questionable content available for free (or hopefully free)
  • 12. Infrastructure The Cloud Linked Data The Web
  • 13. Technology Simple tools make an e-learning environment like multiple instruments make and orchestra. The musicians AND the conductor make the experience. It takes work, plans, scripts and practice. The experience happens on many levels whether theres and audience of one or more . . . or not.
  • 14. Environments MOOCs EdX, Coursera, Udacity Learning Management Systems Blackboard, Moodle, Desire to Learn (D2L) Very interesting early successes in pilots and trials: TED and Khan Academy, University of Phoenix, MIT and Harvard, etc.
  • 15. Unresolved Issues Copyright Rights Ownership (unions and faculty contracts) Compensation Sustainability Accreditation Credential(s) acceptance
  • 16. Key Questions How does e-learning fit into the library service portfolio Do we just support or get more fully into it? Where does our library fit? To build or not to build your own? How does learning happen best? How do we assess student success in this environment? How do we measure success?
  • 17. MOOCs
  • 18. How could the landscape change? Prediction: 45% of higher education institutions in North America merge or go under? New entrants: the periphery moves to the centre. Public Libraries offer K-12 credits and become schools Public Libraries offer college courses and online support and coaching Associations adopt technical certification and accredited diplomas for IT, and technical trades
  • 19. How could the landscape change? Disruption: Local boards of education are no more. They are forced to merge at the state and provincial level as cost-effective models and technical scalability become concerns based on financial considerations. Disruption: Massive mergers/consolidations, bankruptcies of traditional publishers and institutions of higher education Disruption: Global providers emerge from the Far East and drive west.
  • 20. Questions . . .
  • 21. ENGAGE
  • 22. Enjoy the Symposium Stephen Abram, MLS, FSLA Consultant, Dysart & Jones/Lighthouse Consulting Inc. Cel: 416-669-4855 Stephens Lighthouse Blog Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr: Stephen Abram LinkedIn: Stephen Abram Twitter: @sabram SlideShare: StephenAbram1 Skype: stephenkabram