Changing with the Times: Designing Online Programs for Contemporary Students
Michael Menchaca, Ellen Hoffman, Department of Educational Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The business of higher education may be learning, but the idea of competing in the marketplace remains elusive for most academic programs. While MOOCs are getting a high degree of media hype, the underlying partnerships with for-profit corporations have raised concerns about quality, faculty control, student support, and sustainability. Despite predictions of disruption from such new technologies, higher education is unlikely to disappear but will surely need to make adjustments. This includes recognizing the power of emerging technologies to enhance the student experience as well as continuing to innovate with novel pedagogies that may be applied beyond the usual classroom, course, and degree structures. In this paper, a case study is presented of how one university program in educational technology at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa is applying what research shows works for student learning while employing a more entrepreneurial model for distance education.
Menchaca, M. & Hoffman, E. (2013). Changing with the Times: Designing Online Programs for Contemporary Students. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 767-773). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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