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Mathieu Plourde

Traditional colleges struggle to adjust institutional culture to diversifying landscape - 0 views

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    "with no existing online programs and a culture unaccustomed to rapid transformation, they weren't prepared for the challenge, Coleman admitted during a session last month at the University Professional, Continuing and Online Education Association's annual meeting. "Wellesley had no understanding of this market," Coleman said. "I'm not really sure that they had a full understanding of what this could be or what they wanted it to be.""
Mathieu Plourde

As Many Instructional Designers As Librarians - 0 views

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    "Count the number of academic librarians.  Hire that many instructional designers."
Mathieu Plourde

Digital Fluency vs Digital Literacy - 0 views

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    "More recently, this view was reiterated in the 2018 Horizon Report, showing that the issue of digital literacy is an ongoing and significant issue in educator training. Reports from both JISC (2018) and Educause (2017) also highlight a lack of digital literacy as being significant issues for higher education. The JISC report, in particular, highlights the damage to student learning that can be done when faculty lack digital competency noting that, "The report also shines a light on the digital competencies of staff, with many students reporting frustration when lecturers struggle to use digital systems correctly, saying it wastes time and restricts access to digital resources."(2018)."
Mathieu Plourde

Privatization - One Faculty One Resistance - 0 views

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    "Privatization of online higher education is on the rise. For-profit online education corporations like Academic Partnerships, Kaplan, Wiley, Pearson, and Blackboard contract with public and private nonprofit institutions to provide digital platforms for educational content, recruit students, manage enrollment, facilitate the development of course materials, and more. While the use of digital platforms and online teaching tools can enrich higher education, elements of contracting with for-profit online education corporations can present problems in areas of interest to faculty, particularly academic freedom and shared governance. Check out our resources, surveys, and social media shareables below and learn how you can get involved in making sure that higher education serves the common good, not private profit."
Mathieu Plourde

Faculty and Staff Engagement: A Core Component of Student Success - 0 views

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    Referenced by @tealia "Higher education institutions that want to significantly increase their student success outcomes must design their policies, practices, and organizational culture to promote the engagement and leadership of their faculty and staff. Colleges that invest in designing engagement and empowerment strategies that leverage the talent and dedication of faculty and staff are likely to produce more meaningful and sustainable results."
Mathieu Plourde

The importance of collaboration between faculty and administrators and the roadblocks t... - 0 views

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    " You can throw all kinds of software and data at a problem, but if faculty aren't brought in early to the process in a collaborative way, effective change is unlikely to happen. Unfortunately, demands from outside actors like legislators and federal bureaucrats can often lead to friction between groups on campuses and thwart their ability to collaborate. I found that external mandates and the need to focus on compliance issues related to accreditation have stymied innovation."
Mathieu Plourde

5 Criteria to Retain the Faculty Voice in Quality Online Programs - 0 views

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    "Quite expectedly, faculty comments included concerns about creating electronic correspondence courses, lowering course quality, and otherwise silencing the faculty voice in the teaching and learning process. Indeed, success with this new mode would depend on acknowledging the legitimacy of that fear and creating a process to encourage, respect, and retain the faculty voice. Our method of achieving this is anchored by five essential elements and will be applied to more than 250 courses, including general education, in nearly 20 academic programs."
Mathieu Plourde

Research shows professors work long hours and spend much of day in meetings - 0 views

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    "On average, faculty participants reported working 61 hours per week - more than 50 percent over the traditional 40-hour work week. They worked 10 hours per day Monday to Friday and about that much on Saturday and Sunday combined. Perhaps surprisingly, full professors reported working slightly longer hours both during the week and on weekends than associate and assistant professors, as well as chairs."
Mathieu Plourde

It's (still) not OK for teachers to remain digitally illiterate. Here's why… - 0 views

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    "Just over ten years ago, Karl Fisch wrote a blog post that has stuck with me through the years. In it, he asked if it was OK to be a technologically illiterate teacher. Even though we've learned greatly in the last decade about the merits of using technology to replace teachers, I think Karl's arguments back then are even more relevant today."
Mathieu Plourde

Anthropologist studies why professors don't adopt innovative teaching methods - 0 views

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    "An anthropologist who had the unenviable task of sitting through academics' meetings and reading their email chains to find out why they fail to change their teaching styles has come to a surprising conclusion: they are simply too afraid of looking stupid in front of their students to try something new."
Mathieu Plourde

Top Hat Tips HigherEd Content Marketplace - 0 views

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    ""We want to bring the HigherEd course experience into the modern era," said Silagadze. "The go-to-market strategy is direct to professor and student pay model." Once they've gained a foothold on a campus they quickly expand to other departments and course with strong support from inside sales."
Mathieu Plourde

Confessions of an Ex-Lecturer | Vitae - 0 views

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    "I've come to believe that most professors who cling to the lecture format do so because they crave being the center of attention - even when their audience is indifferent or hostile. Faculty get so little respect these days outside the classroom that it seems only natural for us to covet whatever respect we can garner from within it."
Mathieu Plourde

Evidence-Based Principles for Online Faculty Development - 0 views

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    "Responding to calls for additional resources to support postsecondary instructors, many vendors and organizations now offer online educational development resources. The ultimate goal is to improve instruction and student learning, but to get there, higher education institutions must examine and evaluate these tools, as well as consider the specific needs of diverse campus stakeholders. After research and discussion, the Professional and Organizational Development Network developed eight principles to guide institutions as they explore and select online educational development resources for their campus communities."
Mathieu Plourde

Doubts About Data: 2016 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology - 1 views

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    "instructors and a large share of academic technology administrators say the efforts are mainly designed to satisfy accreditors and politicians -- not to increase degree completion rates."
Mathieu Plourde

Faculty: OER use could triple in the next 5 years - 1 views

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    "A new survey of higher-ed faculty indicates OER use is on the brink of a sizable expansion."
Mathieu Plourde

Love Letter to Online Learning - MICHELLE PACANSKY-BROCK - 0 views

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    " humans are more important than technology, but inspiring faculty should be our goal. Our organizational cultures need to embrace online learning as unique. We need to be supporting faculty by immersing them in engaging, meaningful online classes as part of their preparation to becoming great online instructors. When our organizational practices convey a hierarchy between face-to-face and online classes, that hierarchy will translate into the attitudes of the instructors who teach those classes."
Mathieu Plourde

The Future of Faculty Development in a Networked World - 0 views

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    "personalized learning that routinely provides opportunities for students to become co-creators and curators of content as part of the learning process should become a normative learning objective and expectation. Assessments that not only allow but expect learners to demonstrate curricular mastery through knowledge application, rather than knowledge consumption, are likely to become increasingly important over the horizon. "
Mathieu Plourde

Faculty: 7 ways to avoid social media blunders - 0 views

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    "According to faculty at various universities, there are two main ways that social networking sites are causing new concerns and considerations for faculty and institutions: frictionless sharing and context collapse."
Mathieu Plourde

GOING DIGITAL: Faculty Pespectives on Digital and OER Course Materials - 0 views

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    "Although the movement in course materials in colleges and universities is clearly from print towards digital, the survey data suggest it will be a slow process. Asked when they thought the majority of their course materials would be primarily digital, fully a fourth of the surveyed faculty indicated "never," while another 9 percent said by fall 2022, and 17 percent indicated by fall 2020. In contrast, fully a sixth (16 percent) reported that majority of their current course materials were digital as of fall 2015, and a third (34 percent) anticipated primarily digital course materials by fall 2018. "
Mathieu Plourde

Social Media for Academics: Mark Carrigan: 9781446298695: wordery.com - 0 views

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    "Overview - Find out how to further your academic career by learning how to publicise your academic work, managing your online identity and demonstrating impact through social media."
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