Increasing diversity of student profilesThe U.S. is now in a position when less thanhalf of students could be considered fulltimestudents. In other words, students who canattend campus five days a week nine-to-five,are now a minority. (Bates, 2013)
Certificates- Fastest growing form of credentialing(800% increase in 30 years)- Industry-facing Carnevale, Rose, Hanson 2012
“The slightest move in the virtual landscapehas to be paid for in lines of code” Bruno Latour
Data trails revealsour sentiments,our attitudes,our social connections,our intentions,what we know,how we learn,and what we might do next.
Focus of analytics Who Benefits?Course-level: social networks, Learners, facultyconceptual development, languageanalysisAggregate (big data) predictive Learners, facultymodeling, patterns of success/failureInstitutional: learner profiles, Administrators, IR, funders,performance of academics, resource marketingallocationRegional & National (state/provincial): Governments, administratorscomparisons between systemsInternational: ‘world class universities’ National governments (OECD),
The American Council on Education “says itwants more students to earn college creditfor learning that occurs outside thecollege classroom. Some of these creditpathways are trendy and new; others havebeen around for decades.” Inside Higher Ed, 2013
“The future looks like this: Access to college-level education will befree for everyone; the residential college campus will becomelargely obsolete; tens of thousands of professors will lose theirjobs; the bachelor’s degree will become increasingly irrelevant; andten years from now Harvard will enroll ten million students.”
"We have 10,000 colleges in this country, so when you get down to thevery bottom, [a qualification] is worth nothing…a fair fraction of thevery bad universities in the US will disappear. It may take 10 years, itmay take 20 years, but that is going to happen."
Status QuoRisk: HighIntelligence level of this strategy: StupidImpact: Loss of relevance
Accreditors (teach globally, accredit locally)Risk: mediumIntelligence level of this strategy: okImpact: Loss of control of teaching,competition with other accreditors (incl.for-profit). Fragmentation of learnerexperience. Loss of brand.
Localized/specializedRisk: lowIntelligence level of this strategy: kinda smartImpact: play to strengths of local system.Community. Retain local presence. Brandloyalty
Partnership modelRisk: mediumIntelligence level of this strategy: kinda smartImpact: Employment-focused. Politicallyrelevant. Learner interest is high.
Net ModelRisk: High (short term). Low (long term)Intelligence level of this strategy: smartImpact: Expensive. Analytics-driven. Culturalshift needed. Risk of moving too early.University as new integrator. Branddevelopment
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