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Seeking Evidence of Impact & More! #ELIWEB

pictures of campus and educators

 

I attended an excellent webinar this week co-sponsored by Quality Matters (QM) and Educause Learning Initiative (ELI) called “Measuring Effectiveness of Online Blended Programs.” The three speakers, Kay Shattuck from QM, Veronica Diaz from ELI, and Tanya Joosten from UWM and DETA, explained various research projects and ways we can collaborate to measure effectiveness and quality of courses and programs. ELI’s “Seeking Evidence of Impact” (SEI) project really caught my interest. Many colllege instructors have been experimenting with some great new technologies and innovative teaching practices and we need to chronicle and share the impact of these efforts. According to the Seeking Evidence of Impact website:

SEI is a program led by the ELI teaching and learning community to find current effective practices that enable the collection of evidence to help faculty and administration make decisions about adopting and investing in best practices. They developed this Study Guide & Template so we could all use it as we “seek evidence of impact” at our institutions.

All three presenters were excellent and I’ve posted some of the resources shared from the webinar and back channels. I definitely recommend checking them out and getting involved with this important research.

Slides and eventually the recording which ELI and QM members will have access to for the next 90 days.

http://www.educause.edu/events/eli-webinar-measuring-effectiveness-onlineblended-programs/2015/measuring-effectiveness-onlineblended-programs

Quality Matters Resources

https://www.qmprogram.org/

https://www.qmprogram.org/qmresources/research/

Continuous Improvement of the QM Rubric and Review Processes: Scholarship of Integration and Application

Distance Education and Technological Advancement (DETA) Grant Project

http://uwm.edu/deta/grant-summary/

http://uwm.edu/deta/top-research-questions/

Misc Sites Shared in the Webinar

http://professorjoosten.blogspot.com/

http://www.routledgementalhealth.com/books/details/9780415742474/

 

 

Connected Learning instead of E-learning?

In Diana Oblinger’s video welcome at the ELI meeting, she suggests that the term “eLearning” be replaced with an updated term which she calls “Connected Learning.” I do think we need a better term to describe online/distance learning but I’m not sure  if connected learning will catch on.

Below is link to Tuesday’s opening ELI General Session where Diana makes her pitch for “Connected Learning” as well as a great talk from Vincent Tinto from Syracuse University titled “Student Success Does Not Arise by Chance.”

Tuesday’s General Session Recording

ELI Annual Meeting Resources

Educause Learning Initiative’s (ELI) annual meeting is in Denver this week (Feb 4-6, 2013).  Below are some of the resources from the meeting.

Digital Poster Gallery (Tuesday)

ELI 2013: Online Educators’ Lessons Learned

Educause Event Planning Kit

2012 Horizon Report