Distance Education: An Opportunity for the Future
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- 1. Distance Education:An Opportunity for the Future Kenneth L. Esbenshade Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs February 2008
- Our experience at NC State University
- Distance Education: Approaches andApprehensions
- Toward a national collaborative program
3. DE @ CALS/NCSU 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 Academic Year 4. Student Credit Hours Generated 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 03-04 04-05 05-06 06-07 07-08 Academic Year Percent of Total:3.1%4.5%4.8%5.4%6.1% 5. DE Programs 05-06 05-06 06-07 06-07 07-08 07-08 6. Types of DE Programs Offered
- Undergraduate Certificate
- Undergraduate Minor
- Graduate Certificate
- Masters Degree
7. Approaches to DE
- Internet, primarily using a CMS (course management system)
- DVDs containing lectures and supportive information
- Internet based with supplemental material
- Internet based with meetings (face-to-face or video conferencing)
- Real-time video conferencing
8. 5 Commons Fears About Teaching Online
- Online courses arent as good as face-to-face courses
- Some subjects cant be taught online
- Instructors wont be able to connect with students
- The software and systems are too hard to learn
- Teaching online will take more time and effort
From: Online Cla@ssroom, October, 2005 9. Basic Pedagogical Needs for Teaching Online
- Student learning objectives
- A comprehensive syllabus
- A detailed calendar
- A topic presentation plan
- Intervention strategies
- Student assessment plan
10. Toward a National Collaborative Program 11. The Great Plains IDEA Model (Academic Programs)
- Faculty develop and update curricula
- Institutions award credit and degrees
- Institutional academic policies and procedures prevail
- Programs are available online.
12. The Great Plains IDEA Model (Students)
- Admitted to a university
- Enrolled in courses and graduate from that university
- Taught by faculty from multiple universities
- Served by faculty advisors and campus coordinators
13. The Great Plains IDEA Model (Program Development)
- Member proposes program.
- Interested partners are identified.
- Faculty build curriculum and recommend teaching responsibilities.
- Market/needs surveys and business plan are prepared.
- Inter-institutional program is approved.
- Institutional programs are approved.
14. Anytime - 6 Credit Practicum/Project Family Financial Planning Masters Curriculum - 42 Credits Fall Investing in the Familys Future Financial Planning Case Studies Personal Income Taxation Family Systems Family Systems Funda-mentals of Financial Planning Spring Profes-sional Practices in FFP Estate Planning Insurance Planning Financial Counseling Summer Housing & Real Estate Financial Planning Case Studies (if demand) Retirement Planning Housing & Real Estate Family Econ 15. The Great Plains IDEA Model (Course & Program Management)
- Once a course is offered, it will need to be repeated at least annually to accommodate new entrants to the program.
- To underwrite institutional and alliance costs, courses should be filled to capacity.Great Plains IDEA recommended size for a graduate course is 25 students.
- Develop annual reports that include outcome assessments.
16. Finance Model: Common Price Common Price = Tuition + Fees Fall 2007:$415/graduate credit hour;$295/undergraduate credit hour 17. The Great Plains IDEA Model ( Common Price/Credit Hour )
- Collected at the students home (admitting/enrolling) institution.
- Each institution determines revenue allocation internally.
- Annual price review.
18. Great Plains IDEA
Engineering IDEA Human Sciences IDEA 19. Responsibilities of Lead Institution (Kansas State University)
- Coordinate governing board and program faculty meetings
- Manage course enrollment process
- Manage alliance finances
- Maintain alliance website and alliance records
- Recommend changes and improvements in policies and procedures
20. Agreements and Documentation
- Memoranda of Agreement
- Intent to Plan
- Academic Program
- Alliance Policy and Procedure Handbook
- Program Faculty Handbook
- Student Handbook
21. Ag-IDEA (Institutional Responsibilities)
- Membership in Ag-IDEA
- Culture of Collaboration
- Faculty Workloads & Rewards
- Program Approval and Review
- Institutional Policies and Practices
22. Ag-IDEA (Campus Staff Coordinator Role)
- Handles day-to-day operations
- Creates and updates web pages and online course catalog
- Student support services
- Coordinates courses, student enrollment and course access, information and fund exchange
23. Ag-IDEA (Campus Faculty Coordinator Role)
- Oversight of websites, students, faculty, interaction among staff coordinators
- Work with university faculty and administrators to implement academic programs and resolve problems
- Recommend changes and improvements
24. Ag-IDEA (Campus Faculty Role)
- Develop and teach courses
- Recommend program requirements
- Review courses
- Assess programs
- Recruit and advise students
- Utilize existing connections: organizational or collegial
- Select institutions of similar types
- Faculty have similar basic philosophy/mission Balance between theory and practice
- Similar student populations
- Complementary areas of faculty expertise
- Workload equity
Lessons Learned: Partner Selection 26.
- Communication is CRITICAL!!
- Have a communication plan
- Face-to-face meetings build trust
- Regular conference calls, emails
- Written minutes of meetings
- Open and frank communication
Lessons Learned: Partner Process 27. Toward a National Collaborative DE Program.. Questions??? Comments ???