Education Clouds: Cloud Computing West 2012 Conference

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Mini-Keynote Presentation from the November 2012 Cloud Computing West conference - http://www.cloudcomputingassn.org/events/T1204/agenda.html. Discussion of the transformation paths of US education as it leans into cloud-based computing and storage in its pursuit of Everywhere Education

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Education Clouds: Field of Digital Dreams?:

Education Clouds: Field of Digital Dreams? Dr. Gigi Johnson Maremel Institute

Distance Education: Long Paths:

Distance Education: Long Paths KUHT . "Dr. Richard I. Evans." June 8, 1953. University of Houston Digital Library. < http://digital.lib.uh.edu/u?/p15195coll38,195>

31% of US Higher Education Students Learning Online:

More than 6 million students in the U.S. took at least one online course in 2010 Sources: Allen & Seaman, 2011; National Center for Education Statistics, 2010 31% of US Higher Education Students Learning Online

Time- and Place-Shifted Education:

Time- and Place-Shifted Education 4

Impact of the Cloud on Education:

Impact of the Cloud on Education Breaking time and space barriers Local + Exclusive = Historical Barriers to Entry

Now: Two-Way and Ubiquitous:

Now: Two-Way and Ubiquitous Cloud-Based Expansions Ease of Entry Commoditized Systems BYOD as expected norm with browser based engagement or simple downloads Limits: Program entry and cost, not time and place 2012: Explosion of MOOCs

All on YouTube? New Curators:

All on YouTube? New Curators Expansion by New Experts and Communities

Changing to Mass Economics:

Changing to Mass Economics

2012 – Blistering MOOC Pace:

2012 – Blistering MOOC Pace Udacity -- >1MM students Coursera – 1.4MM students EdX – >300,000 students Stanford’s Venture Lab + Others LMS Entry: Blackboard CouseSuites, Canvas Network For pay: Udemy and many others

MOOC and Educational “Singles” as Freemium Cloud-based Media:

MOOC and Educational “Singles” as Freemium Cloud-based Media 10

Content Licensing – Fragmented:

Content Licensing – Fragmented OER – big movement for Open Educational Resources – no marketplace for licensing MOOCs -- Production costs w/o revenue model BI G brand dumping Blur of Publishing and Licensing Books coming the other way – Publishers trying to lock schools into full packages of print and content delivery Role of books and copyrighted materials in MOOCs – upside of the Freemium Model?

Maremel’s Areas of Excitement:

Maremel’s Areas of Excitement Creative Industries Educational Exchange Revenue sharing marketplace Expanding options for direct licensing vs. open source Co-learning Concepts Peeragogy.org Abundance of learning tools Live/Local Groups in MOOCs

Investments in Educational Cloud:

Investments in Educational Cloud Only 1% of VC and private equity investments in education vs. 9% of GDP (Source: GSV) Upswing in Private Investments Incubator, Startup, and Conferences Growing

Education: Pushed Between:

Education: Pushed Between

Winners/Losers:

Winners/Losers Community Colleges – building friction while possible content benefits MOOCs Banned in Minnesota Local expensive colleges Blackboard – challenged and benefiting? Apple – device and publishing ???

Challenges: Album to Singles:

Challenges: Album to Singles Evidence Identity Mobile Privacy Control Ownership/Curation/Quality Power of institutions

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