Thursday, November 03, 2011

Tomorrow 11/4 2pm ET FridayLive: update TLTRoundtable for transition to hybrid/online courses Free Reg

Change IS Possible!
From On-Campus to [More] Online
Counter-Counter-Implementation (CCI) Strategies
Steve Gilbert’s Fundamental Questions Extended (FQE)
Steve Gilbert, TLT Group with Jane Marcus, Stanford Univ.
Friday, November 4, 2011 2:00 pm (ET)

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At most colleges and universities today, many people feel pushed toward online education -- faster and with less clarity of purpose than they find comfortable [understatement?].  

Steve Gilbert and Jane Marcus discuss how to “innovate” more comfortably and effectively  when pressed to move from courses that are mostly campus-based toward courses that have more online elements.  They will explain their emerging approach and apply it to a case study.

They will recommend strategies and activities based on their combined experience with several colleges and universities - from inside, and as consultants - and by adapting and extending their previous work:
  • TLT Roundtables:  Guidelines, resources, and lessons learned - new question:
    “Who should be at the table?  Now?  At the next stage of our planning and deliberations?”;
    Fundamental Questions - newest versions; Frugal Innovations;  Small Collaborative Groups
  • Counter-Counter-Implementation Strategies - work of Peter Keen, et al.
  • Marcus’ doctoral and related research:  "Diffusion of Innovations and Social Learning Theory:  Adoption of the Context Text-Processing System at Stanford University” "...adoption is a function of available resources, the perceived value of the innovation, and communication with other adopters. Her [Marcus’] dissertation research provides empirical evidence in support of the model, indicating that social/contextual variables are as important as resources in encouraging adoption of technology" - from “Creating a Campus Culture to Support a Teaching and Learning Revolution,” by Dorothy A. Frayer,  CAUSE/EFFECT journal, Volume 22 Number 2 1999.

Innovation and Players

They’ll describe the innovation that is being considered and then identify who the key players are who need to be at the table to be part of the project.  They’ll ask participants to explain why they believe the “players” identified as needing to be “brought to the table” are or are not essential, could be omitted, and those who might, in fact be missing.  

Public and Private - Values, Goals, Agendas - “Loyal Opposition” vs. Subversive Counter-Implementation
They’ll examine the values that must/can be part of open, “public” discussion, as well as the values and other info that is likely to remain “private” or part of the “sub-text.”
They’ll consider how to elicit and build on the public statements of institutional [and less widely held and/or applicable] values for each of the representatives at the table as well as the private/personal/political goals of the various participants.  The interplay between these two perspectives determines who serves as legitimate, loyal opposition or truly subversive "counter-implementers" during subsequent implementation.

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