Help the TLT Group identify some recent challenges that you believe could be most effectively addressed by the deliberations of a diverse group of stakeholders/representatives from within your own institution.
Issues that are:
unavoidable and unpredictable
significant educationally and financially
likely to touch and depend on a variety of key stakeholders
risky if decided top-down - benefit from widespread understanding and support
Tell me [email: email@example.com] whether any of the following fit the above for your own institution, and how to improve these descriptions - or offer me a better one! We're really going to try to work on some of these examples:
Consideration of adopting Gmail or Live@edu or similar option for all student email use
Shifting from Blackboard to SAKAI, Moodle or other Open Source/Open Education options
Guiding, supporting, taking advantage of new resources available for free that cannot be owned or controlled by the University (Google Docs; students' cell phones; )
Commitment to increase both accessibility and use of online instructional resources in these times of budget and staff reductions
Figuring out what we mean by "online education" now and how we'll figure out how to change our minds about the nature and use of online and hybrid courses in the next few years when the possibilities are almost certain to multiply in ways we cannot fully predict, control, or avoid.
Thanks in advance for your help!Steve Gilbert
PO Box 5643