- 1. M. Cleveland-Innes, PhDProfessor and Chair Centre for Distance Education Athabasca University Guest Professor, Department of Learning KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm, SwedenCOHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C.FACULTY VIEWS ON OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCES AND ONLINE TEACHING1
2. Questions guiding this presentationWhat is the current context of higher education and why is this work important? What is the purpose of this research in reference to the above? What are Canadian faculty saying about open and online learning?COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C.Who am I and what work do I do in the transition to online and blended learning?2 3. COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C.Who am I and what work do I do in the transition to online and blended learning?3 4. Co-Researcher (with D. Briton, M. Gismondi & C. Ives) MOOC instructional design principles: ensuring quality across scale and diversity 2013 Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.Research Principal Community of Inquiry Research Integration and Practice Alliance Research Principal Teaching with technology: New role identity and function for faculty 2011 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.Co-Researcher (with Mohamed Ally) Using mobile communication devices to support online learning communities 2010 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C.2013 Athabasca University Mission Critical Research Fund.4 5. What is the current context of higher education?Financial and funding supportInformation explosion Globalization of human activities21st Century core capabilitiesCostsEmployment sector transformations Technology Quality of instructionStudent demographicsCOHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C.Demands for accountabilityInter-institutional competition 5 6. Over budget and under-funded The rivalry intensifies Setting priorities Moving at the speed of cyberspace Rethinking infrastructure Linking programs to outcomes The best and the brightest A sustainable future Education for all Regulations and reportingCOHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. 6Deloitte & Touche http://www.deloitte.com/view/en_CA/ca/pressroom/ca-pressreleasesn/a81e9430d7c6f210VgnV 7. and why is this work important? An academic is responsible for .. 8. . institutional challenges include economics issues, changing demographics, the demand for accountability, new teaching and learning models and emerging technology. Net-based educational opportunities, the result of the last two of these institutional challenges listed here, emerged in the early 90s, most often with a promise of ameliorating problems within education. What occurred has been called an educational revolution, in response to demands for education reform, particularly in reference to teaching and learning (Kanuka & Brooks, 2010). This reform can begin with faculty role change.Adapted from Cleveland-Innes, M., Hrastinski, S., Balter, O., & Wiseman, C. (in press). Faculty, teaching with technology and leadership. In Ally, M. (Ed.), International Handbook of eLearning. Hershey, PA., IGI Global.COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C.What is the purpose of this research in reference to the above?8 9. COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C.What are Canadian faculty saying about open and online learning?9 10. 10COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. 11. 11COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. 12. 2COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C.Have you taught an online or blended course?12 13. Teaching Learning Content Materials Assignments Face to Face Video Students Expect30% 22% 20% 16% 15% 13% 9% 7%COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C.What has changed?13 14. 14COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. 15. 15COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. 16. 16COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. 17. 17COHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C. 18. Current sample includes all regions and broad range of disciplines and years of teaching experience While only half have taught online, 96% identify that the emergence of online opportunities has changed their teaching Open answers about change covered a wide range of aspects; teaching orientation, student-centered learning, materials, content Awareness of OER identified by almost all respondents, most are positively disposed toward OERs and a third report that OERs in use at their institution More than half the respondents dont feel there is enough incentive to move to online learningCOHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C.What are Canadian faculty saying about open and online learning?18 19. Workshops, presentations, publicationsCOHERE 2013 Vancouver, B.C.Next steps through March 2015Job prospects in this occupation are good. http://www.servicecanada.gc.ca/eng/qc/job_futures/statistics/4121.shtml19 20. Thank you I would like to acknowledge the support of the Academic Research Committee at Athabasca University in the form of a Mission Critical Research Grant and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council for their support of this research.