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What’s holding you back from growing your online presence? Based on research with hundreds of your peer institutions, this session will explore how the use of collaboration tools, mobility, and more will be changed by shifts in student demands and the fight to attract and retain students. During this session at BbWorld14 on July 16, 2014 led by a panel of academic technologists, learn how leading schools are thinking about online learning in the future and what you should be thinking about as part of your long term strategy. (This is based on a webinar held in April of 2014 that was very popular, archive available at http://www.jasonrhode.com/trends-in-online-learning-april-2014)

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Trends in Online LearningWelcome

Thank you so much for joining us today for our Trends in Online Learning presentation. 1INTRODUCTIONS

Melissa Stange, Ph.D. System Application Administrator, Shenandoah University

Jason Rhode, Ph.D.Director of Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center at Northern Illinois University

Karen Yoshino, Ph.D.Principal Strategist,Blackboard Enterprise Consulting My name is Karen Yoshino, principal strategist for Blackboard Enterprise consulting and I will be our moderator today. I am joined by Melissa Stange of Shenandoah University and Jason Rhode of Northern Illinois University. They will be sharing their insights and experiences at their universities as it relates to our survey findings. 2Student Expectations

About our Presenters

Review Trends in Online Learning Report

Whats Next

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AGENDASUMMARY RESULTS APRIL 2014

Copyright 2014 Gatepoint Research. All rights reserved. The information contained in this report is the sole property of Gatepoint Research and may not be used, reproduced, redistributed in any form including, but not limited to, print and digital form without the express written consent of Gatepoint Research.And here is a brief overview of the flow you can expect for the next hour. I will open up the discussion and share a little bit about changing student expectations. Then Jason and Melissa will provide a brief overview of their universities so you can get an understanding of where they are coming from. I will lead the discussion of the Trends in Online Learning Report, with help and perspectives from Jason and Melissa and finally, Jason and Melissa will share whats next for them, in terms of online learning, at their universities. We will close with where you can go to find more info.3

TRADITIONALNON-TRADITIONALWe need to rethink how we think about students

First I posit that we need to rethink how we think about students

Non-traditional isnt non-traditional. They are 85% of the learners in the US.The walls are coming down. We started demarcating non-traditional because they required different things from us: anytime/ anywhere access; flexible modalities; etc. Now ALMOST ALL learners want this. The differentiation is a disservice.And we need to move away from these two categories of learners because it doesnt leave room for emerging categories of learners non-degree seekers, etc.

We need to rethink how we think about students

Non-traditional isnt non-traditional. They are 85% of the learners in the US.The walls are coming down. We started demarcating non-traditional because they required different things from us: anytime/ anywhere access; flexible modalities; etc. Now ALMOST ALL learners want this. The differentiation is a disservice.Especially because it doesnt leave room for emerging categories of learners non-degree seekers, etc.

4Select an InstitutionEnroll in CoursesChangeDegreeTake More CoursesBuild aResumeGraduateJob SearchGraduate SchoolChoose Degree

The old student journey High School StudentsCollege StudentsAnd we know that students today are different than students of yesterday. And one of the biggest differences is in their educational journeys.

The old pathwaystudents didnt have a choice5Jobs &Careers

Select anInstitution

Enroll in Courses

Build aProfile

Connect to Employers

Job SearchEnroll inCourses

Skills Required

Competencies & Skills

Acquire Skills

Multiple Institutions

Choose Degree

Graduate SchoolTodays new journey: Swirling studentsHigh School StudentsAdult LearnersCollege Students6Pathways have changed/ swirling students

Data points:1/3 of students today transfer25% of them cross state lines to do itThe average graduate has credits from 2.3 institutions by the time they get their degree6Consumers ofData / InfoEngage with AppsPursue skills &CompetenciesFollowEmployersListen to PeersThe post-traditional learnerAttend Multiple InstitutionsSo what do we know about this post-traditional learner?They attend multiple institutionsThey are more interested than ever before in peer-to-peer interactionsThey dont like websites and having to find services they like to interact with services through appsThey want data about themselves they are active participants in their education processAnd theres a reason their goal, more than ever, is job placement. So they are also thinking about skills and competencies and how they can translate to their desired employment status

This is our average learner today. And he looks a lot different than the person that was okay with our linear pathway.

Which leads into much of the research conclusions we will discuss herethat many institutions are looking to further their online programs to attract different types of learners, as well as to create a better experience for their existing ones.7Methodist affiliated private university in Virginia, 75 miles west of D.C.

FTE: ~4,100 ~58% Undergraduate Students~42% Graduate Students

Primarily residential

One fully online degree program TESOL

Finalizing an RN to BSN degree seeking program

Several Hybrid/Blended Course Offerings

Has LMS faculty minimum usage requirements for all courses

About Shenandoah university

SUMMARY RESULTS APRIL 2014

Copyright 2014 Gatepoint Research. All rights reserved. The information contained in this report is the sole property of Gatepoint Research and may not be used, reproduced, redistributed in any form including, but not limited to, print and digital form without the express written consent of Gatepoint Research.8About northern Illinois universityMain campus in DeKalb, ILlocated 65 miles West of ChicagoTotal enrollment: 21,234 (Fall 13)1,185 instructional facultyStudent to faculty ratio: 18:139 academic departments; 57 undergraduate majors; 80 graduate programs95% of undergrads and 79% of grad students are from Illinois685 international students from 116 countriesBlackboard Usage at NIU (as of Fall 2013)95% of students82% of instructional Faculty/Staff/TAs67% of course sections4 course sections per student on Blackboard

SUMMARY RESULTS APRIL 2014

Copyright 2014 Gatepoint Research. All rights reserved. The information contained in this report is the sole property of Gatepoint Research and may not be used, reproduced, redistributed in any form including, but not limited to, print and digital form without the express written consent of Gatepoint Research.Learning Technology Adoption + Online & Blended Programs + E-Learning + Learner Lifecycle + Competency-Based Learning + Accreditation & Assessment + Leveraging Data for Improvement + Student Experience + Learner Success + Educational Technology Ecosystem + Mobile Strategy + Faculty & Learner Support + Learner-Centric Service Design + Learning Technology Master Planning + Retention + Educational Content & Learning Objects + many other areas

BlackboardEnterprise Consulting assists with client issuesthat affect education, learning and teaching.ENTERPRISE CONSULTING connects vision with execution.is focused on education.is technology neutral.is experienced.is flexible.Trends in Online Learning

11In February 2014 Gatepoint Research invited selected leaders from universities to participate in two surveys themed Usage Trends in Learning Management Systems and Online Learning and Engagement Strategies.200 candidates involved in online learning, e-learning, distance learning, academic technology, remote learning strategy, and web conferencing were invited via email to participate in the study.Survey participants were senior education professionals who are advocates for the use of technology in the classroom. 100% of responders participated voluntarily; no one was engaged using telemarketing.

Program OverviewSUMMARY RESULTS APRIL 2014

Copyright 2014 Gatepoint Research. All rights reserved. The information contained in this report is the sole property of Gatepoint Research and may not be used, reproduced, redistributed in any form including, but not limited to, print and digital form without the express written consent of Gatepoint Research.12Where are you today with offering your courses online?88% of surveyed responders have courses online. Of those who do not already, half intend have courses online in 2014.SUMMARY RESULTS APRIL 2014

Copyright 2014 Gatepoint Research. All rights reserved. The information contained in this report is the sole property of Gatepoint Research and may not be used, reproduced, redistributed in any form including, but not limited to, print and digital form without the express written consent of Gatepoint Research.Melissa Start

Melissa and Jason to give a 30-45 second does this match their school.

**JASON**

Offering courses online is broad and can involve many different approaches, varying from offering select courses online to putting entire certificate or degree programs. For NIU, our interest in offering courses on line varies from select fully-online programs to what we refer to as blended or hybrid programs that may consist of online courses as well as face-to-face experiences at either our main campus in DeKalb or regional centers in the Chicago region. 13How many courses currently use a blended learning model?Half the institutions surveyed are using a blended model for at least 25% of their courses. 22% offer more than half their courses in-class and online.

SUMMARY RESULTS APRIL 2014

Copyright 2014 Gatepoint Research. All rights reserved. The information contained in this report is the sole property of Gatepoint Research and may not be used, reproduced

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