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INSTITUTE FOR DISTANCE AND DISTRIBUTED LEARNING. eLearning @ Virginia Tech. The Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning Office of the University Provost, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Dr. Tom Wilkinson, Director. Virginia Tech’s Institute for Distance & Distributed Learning.

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elearning @ virginia tech

INSTITUTE FOR DISTANCE AND DISTRIBUTED LEARNING

eLearning @ Virginia Tech

The Institute for

Distance and Distributed Learning

Office of the University Provost,

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Dr. Tom Wilkinson, Director

INSTITUTE FOR DISTANCE AND DISTRIBUTED LEARNING

virginia tech s institute for distance distributed learning
Virginia Tech’sInstitute for Distance & Distributed Learning

Provide an Open Campus

Created in 1999, the Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning provides leadership, coordination, management and support to the distance and distributed learning (eLearning) activities of Virginia Tech. The Institute takes a holistic approach to distance learning where the students total educational experience is considered.

Research

& Development

Specialized

& Contractual

International Education

Electronically extend the campus

Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning

taking a holistic approach to elearning
Taking a Holistic Approach…to eLearning
  • The whole of the experience is greater than the sum of its parts.
  • Faculty knowledge & expertise
  • Content & curricula
  • Instructional design
  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Library & learning resources
  • Advising
  • OWL(Online Writing Center)
  • Online study skills
  • Evaluation and assessment

Academic

Systems

  • Admission, registration
  • & payment
  • Scheduling
  • Transfer guide
  • Hokier SPA
  • Financial Aid
  • Bookstore
  • Software
  • distribution
  • Distance learner orientation
  • Online Wellness Resource
  • Center (OWRC)
  • Faculty development/ support
  • IT infrastructure
  • 4 Help & tiered technical
  • support

Administrative

Systems

Support

Systems

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Organizational Structure

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Office of the University Provost

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

IDDL

Administration

Standing Committees

Stakeholders/

Advisory Committee

Development,

Delivery and

Support Systems

Information, Marketing & Development

Assessment & Evaluation

Course Development

Systems

Support Systems

Delivery Systems

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contextually designed models
Contextually Designed Models

Pedagogical Considerations- course management- opportunity for interaction and engagement- extending research- real-world application- assessment and evaluation- content life-cycle

Economic Considerations- business plan- costing break points- program maintenance including course re-design/development- faculty and department incentives- revenue distribution- return on investment

Administrative Considerations- course logistics: application, registration, section assignment- infrastructure requirements- roles and responsibilities - faculty availability: qualifications, recruitment, hiring, orientation, training- policy adaptation/creation

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program development process
Program Development Process

Analysis and Planning- need identification and assessment - congruency with mission/strategic plan- market analysis

- SWOT analysis

- business plan

- approval process

  • Development and Delivery - faculty development
  • - program and instructional design- prototype development
  • online course development/ production - scalable T & L technology deployment
  • deployment of support services
  • program delivery
  • ongoing assessment and continuous
  • improvement
  • Evaluation and Assessment - learning outcomes
  • 5 key holistic factors
    • education, access, communication, technology and satisfaction
  • quality of the online experience
  • program effectiveness and impact
  • program return on investment

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course development model a scalable system
Course Development Model …a scalable system

Course Feedback

DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT

Master Faculty and IDDL Staff

DELIVERY

INSTRUCTOR

PRINT

LEARNER

  • Distance Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Online Education
  • Course Transformation Considerations
  • Identify Delivery Methods
  • Course Re-design Plan
  • Component Design Plan
  • Production Plan

PHASE 1

Planning &

Development

CD-ROM

LEARNER

LEARNER

  • Material Development
  • Content Formatting
  • Course Management Tool
  • Streaming Production
  • ADA Compliance
  • Audio Graphics

PHASE 2

Component &

Module Production

INTERNET

LEARNER

SERVER

  • Learning Outcomes
  • Design and Flow
  • Instructional Delivery
  • Production Values

PHASE 3

Component &

Module Evaluation

Course Feedback

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IDDL eLearning Technologies… based on educational objectives and student demographics

  • IDDL Content Delivery System
  • Terabyte storage-based virtual server running Linux virtual server
  • Dell PowerEdge routing server & four PowerEdge peer servers connected to attached storage
  • Internal gigabite LAN with full failover, redundancy & load balancing capacity
  • Connected to University Banner System & LDAP authentication systems and departmental servers

University-wide InfrastructureVirginia Tech OC12 connection, BANNER system, Blackboard servers, Net.Work.Virginia, IVC classrooms

  • 26 IDDL Web and Content Servers
  • FTP services for faculty
  • Streaming Media Servers
  • CentraOne Server
  • Multi-user Shockwave Server
  • Internet Relay Chat Server
  • High reliability server configuration with large
  • capacity file system
  • Integration with University’s network and
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Evaluation and integration of new technologies
  • Database management and administration
  • Development of database applications
  • Internet-based Systems
  • Blackboard LMS
  • CentraOne Symposium (audio/ graphics) real time, archived & streamed
  • RealPlayer, Quicktime & Windows Media streaming, Cascading Style Sheets
  • IP-based desktop videoconferencing

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online course delivery model a scalable system
Online Course Delivery Model … a scalable system

LEARNERS

DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, DELIVERY

MANAGEMENT

Course Feedback

DL

INSTRUCTOR

N

  • MASTER FACULTY
  • Plan Course
  • Design Content
  • Maintain Content
  • Establish Assessment
  • Metrics
  • Instructor of Record

DL

INSTRUCTOR

DELIVERY

N

DL

INSTRUCTOR

N

  • IDDL
  • Programmatic Support
  • Course Transformation
  • Develop Course Media
  • Coordinate Delivery

Course Feedback

  • INSTRUCTOR
  • Monitor Student Progress
  • Manage Logistical Tasks
  • Guide, Mentor, Coach
  • Lecture & Provide Feedback
  • Help Design Learning

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Current Virginia Tech Videoconferencing Systems and Sites

  • Interactive Videoconferencing- Net.Work.Virginia ATM-based system
  • - 11 campus-based IVC classroom systems
  • 6 IVC classroom systems @ NVC
  • 30 different off-campus sites - 53 total VT IVC systems
  • - I P-based desktop videoconferencingVCON (H.323) for course development

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Virginia Tech Owned and Supported Systems

1. UVA Wise, Wise, 1

2. Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center, Abingdon, 3

3. Virginia Tech Campus, Blacksburg, 11

4. Virginia Tech Roanoke Center, Roanoke, 5

5. Dabney S. Lancaster Community College, Clifton Forge, 2

6. Center for Advanced Engineering, Lynchburg, 1

7. Halifax/South Boston CEC, South Boston, 2

8. Shenandoah University, Winchester, 1

9. Northern Virginia Graduate Center, Falls Church, 6

10. Architecture Center, Alexandria, 1

11. Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, 2

12. Richmond Center, Richmond, 3

13. Virginia Tech I2Studio, Richmond, 1

14. ODU Peninsula Center, Hampton, 1

15. Hampton Roads Graduate Center, Virginia Beach, 3

16. Alexandria Research Institute, Alexandria, 1

17. Reynolds Homestead, Critz, 1

18. Virginia Consortium of Engineering and Science

Universities (VCES), Hampton, 3

Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension Sites

(Litton Reeves 1810 included under VT campus)

19. Tidewater AREC, Suffolk, 1

20. Lousia Extension Office, Louisa, 1

21. Fauquier Extension Office, Warrenton, 1

22. Southern Piedmont AREC, Blackstone, 1

23. Hampton Roads AREC, Virginia Beach, 1

Other Sites with Systems Supported by Sites

24. University of Virginia, Charlottesville

25. Old Dominion University, Norfolk

26. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond

27. William & Mary, Williamsburg

28. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren

29. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock,MD

30, Ingalls Shipbuilding, Pascagula, MS

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INSTITUTE FOR DISTANCE AND DISTRIBUTED LEARNING

elearning support services providing value added services
eLearning Support Services ….providing value-added services
  • Faculty Support & Professional Development
  • Three-day summer workshops as part of FDI
  • Fall and spring short workshops
  • Specialized workshops for MIT, Coop Extension, others
  • Special CGEP and MBA orientations and training each semester
  • Coordination and support of IDDL Fellows
  • Videoconferencing orientations each semester
  • CentraOne orientations for each MIT faculty and DLI each semester
  • Individual consultations
  • Assistance with grant development
  • Online faculty distance learning handbook
  • Student Support
  • Online resources through VTOnline
  • Orientations to new technologies
  • Tiered technical support through SLA with University 4HELP
  • Direct notification of course schedules and payment options for specific programs
  • Development of Online Wellness Resource Center
  • Active International Support
  • National Ping Tung University – Taiwan
  • Nile Technical University – Egypt
  • NTI – France

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elearning support services continued still providing value added services
eLearning Support Services (continued)…still providing value-added services
  • Schedule & Enrollment Services
  • Course and program coordination with departments
  • Catalog of all distance and distributed learning courses and programs
  • VTOnline request for registration and one-stop-shop
  • Initiated PID for life in support of VTalumnNET
  • Integrated VTOnline and VTalumnNET with PID self-generation
  • Integration with Banner and Learning Management Systems
  • Developed non-credit eCommerce solution and online registration for VTOnline/VTalumnNET
  • Establishment of Virtual Campus Code
  • Coordination of videoconferencing schedule on-campus and statewide
  • Enrollment tracking for courses and programs through IDDL database
  • Research and Special Projects
  • Partnership with AHNRIT to support Coop Extension with CentraOne
  • Digital Signature Pilot Project with IRM
  • H.323 (IP-based videoconferencing projects with library, Riva, CEE projects
  • NSF grant proposal with Visualization and Animation Group on uses of Diverse for distance learners
  • Wake Forest Bio-engineering
  • NASA/NIA project
  • PDA design and use for distance learners

INSTITUTE FOR DISTANCE AND DISTRIBUTED LEARNING

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“Strengthen Virginia Tech’s role as a recognized leader in distance and distributed teaching and learning, research and scholarship, and outreach”.

One of 17 major goals in

Virginia Tech’s new 2001-2010 Strategic Plan

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effectiveness in elearning
Effectiveness … in eLearning

Growth in eLearning course offerings

  • Over 52,000 credit and non-credit eLearning enrollments since summer 1998.
  • 1,672 eLearning course offerings since Summer 1998.
  • 568 different eLearning courses offered in past 5 years
  • 21 master degrees/certificate/ re-certification/licensure programs
  • Over 12,000 eLearning enrollments last year

Growth in eLearning enrollments

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faculty involvement in elearning
388 different faculty since summer 1998

developing & teachingfull distance

and distributed learning courses.

- 2 University Distinguished Professors

3 Alumni Distinguished Professors

16 members of the Academy of Teaching Excellence

3 Commonwealth of Virginia Outstanding Faculty

11 Wine Award recipients

2 Sporn Award recipients

9 Alumni Teaching Award recipients

5 Diggs Teaching Scholars

20 Titled Professorships

7 Members of the Academy

of Faculty Service

Faculty Involvement…in eLearning

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award winning programs in distance and distributed learning from virginia tech
Award Winning Programs… in distance and distributed learning from Virginia Tech
  • Best Online Graduate Degree Programs
  • Career & Technical Education Master’s degree
  • Instructional Technology Master’s degree
  • Master of Information Technology degree
  • Physical Education Master’s degree
  • - U.S. News and World Report Spring 2002

eLearning Success Stories Award: Higher Education

Virtual Learning/Collaboration

- International eLearning Conference & Exposition

e-Gov national “Best of the Web”

Nomination: Higher Education

IDDL website: www.iddl.vt.edu

- nominated by Governor’s Office, Office of Secretary of Technology, & Virginia Dept of Education

eLearning Design Award

Online Master’sof Political Science

- 2nd Online Instruction Conference, . University of Kansas

Outstanding Educational Program ENT 1003 Insects and Human Society,

- American Distance Education Consortium

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assessment of online learners the proof is in the pudding
Assessment of Online Learners…. the proof is in the pudding

91% were satisfied or very satisfied with their course

96% rated services about the same, better or much better than with traditional courses

89% were more confident they could reach their academic goals

89% said they could not have taken this course in a traditional format

Learning achieved –

no significant difference from traditional courses

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INSTITUTE FOR DISTANCE AND DISTRIBUTED LEARNING

  • For more information please contact
    • Dr.Tom Wilkinson – Director,
    • Institute for Distance and Distributed Learning
    • tom.wilkinson@vt.eduwww.iddl.vt.edu
    • www.vto.vt.edu
    • www.alumni.iddl.vt.edu