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1 The University of Texas System Regents Task Force on Blended and Online Learning Allen Lind, CEO, Kentucky Virtual Campus May 2,

2 Who We Are What We Do KYVC History KYVC Services Our Statewide Agenda 2

3 The Council is the state agency charged with leading historic reform efforts: Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 (HB 1) Adult Education Act of 2000 (SB 1) Created in 1934 as the Council on Higher Education. Reorganized in 1997 as the Council on Postsecondary Education Comprised of 15 members appointed by the Governor 13 citizens, one faculty member, and one student member; Commissioner of Education is an ex-officio member 3

4 Our Mission: Raise educational attainment across the Commonwealth and improve the economic vitality of communities and lives of Kentuckians Knowledge-based business and industry Higher wages Improved quality of life Better health Lower crime and public assistance rates 4

5 Key Partners: Public and private postsecondary education institutions 8 four-year public postsecondary institutions 16 community and technical colleges 20 independent colleges and universities 120 adult education providers 5

6 Key partners: Kentucky Department of Education K-12 education Educational and Professional Standards Board Teacher education and standards Economic Development Department of Commercialization and Innovation 6

7 Who We Are What We Do KYVC History KYVC Services Our Statewide Agenda 7

8 Serve as the Commonwealth s chief postsecondary education policy advisor Produce and submit a biennial budget for system Approve tuition for public institutions Monitor and approve all academic programs at public institutions License non-public postsecondary institutions Administer contract spaces for veterinary medicine Develop and implement a statewide strategic agenda 8

9 Coordinate statewide efforts to improve college and career readiness access to postsecondary education student success, including transfer agreements, adult learner initiatives, and postsecondary work related to SB1 (college and career readiness legislation, 2009) Administer Kentucky Adult Education, Kentucky Virtual Library, Kentucky Virtual Campus and GEARUP Ensure the coordination and connectivity of technology Collect and analyze comprehensive data 9

10 Thirty years from now big universities will be relics. Universities won t survive. It is as large a change as when we first got the printed book. Peter Drucker, Forbes Magazine,

11 Iron Triangle Reduce COST Expand ACCESS Improve QUALITY 11

12 Who We Are What We Do KYVC History KYVC Services Our Statewide Agenda 12

13 Created with the Council in the Kentucky Postsecondary Education Improvement Act of 1997 (HB 1) Live in 1999 Intended for Comprehensives Adopted by Newly Created Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) Hosted KCTCS with 50,000+ enrollments before they graduated to their own platform in Changed its Mission and Name in

14 KYVC aspires to create a technology-supported, lifelong learning environment that results in better lives for Kentucky s people. KYVC serves as a statewide advocate for access to learning through technology, a convener of partners that use resources effectively, and a catalyst for innovation and excellence in elearning. 14

15 AN ADVOCATE FOR AWARENESS AND EXPANDING ACCESS A CONVENER OF PARTNERS A CATALYTIC INCUBATOR 15

16 Who We Are What We Do Decade KYVC of Progress History KYVC Services Our Statewide Agenda 16

17 Online Catalog of Courses and Degrees with Handoff to Institutions Blackboard Contract K12 and Postsecondary, Training, 24/7 Helpdesk National Memberships Eduventures, Quality Matters, SREB, WCET, Sloan-C Training Loan Fund Professional Development Adult Education, Educational Professional Standards Board, Criminal Justice Training, Vocational Rehabilitation, Government Training, Common Core Standards Call Center with CRM Shared with 24/7 Coverage Company 17

18 Kentucky Virtual Library (KYVL) Universal Electronic Databases, Search Software, Interlibrary Loan Delivery Service, Primary Material Digitizing, Learning Depot K-20, Digital Content, Peer Reviewed, Meta Tagged with Common Core and Other Standards KYVC4K12 Direct Extended and Supplemental Online Courses to Schools, Districts and Home Schools. 18

19 100% Online No visits to physical locations required from start to finish except for placement tests or skill-related labs Enrollment, Academic Advising and Technical Assistance Embedded eresources (no textbooks) Library Resources Students choose their own start date Self-Paced Learning no semesters Modular Approach Credit for Prior Learning Course modules have Quality Assurance Certification Instructors are Certified for Online Instruction Unlimited Capacity Standard Modules Taught at Student s Choice of College 19

20 Percent of Completed Credits Taken Through Distance Learning Percent of Completed Credits Taken Through Distance Learning Statewide 7.3% 8.1% 10.0% 12.2% 14.3% EKU 7.4% 8.4% 10.0% 12.6% 15.1% KSU 10.8% 10.0% 13.0% 12.3% 12.8% Morehead 10.4% 15.2% 18.4% 22.7% 25.3% Murray 6.8% 7.3% 8.1% 8.5% 9.6% NKU 2.4% 3.2% 5.1% 7.9% 9.6% UK 2.7% 3.2% 3.2% 3.6% 3.8% UofL 6.4% 3.4% 3.8% 4.7% 5.0% WKU 7.3% 10.4% 12.6% 14.9% 17.4% KCTCS 12.1% 13.4% 16.4% 20.5% 22.8% AIKCU 1.5% 2.9% 5.8% 4.6% 8.2% 20

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22 Who We Are What We Do KYVC History KYVC Services Our Statewide Agenda 22

23 Strategic Agenda - Focuses on 4 impact areas: College Readiness Reducing developmental education Improving teacher effectiveness Student Success Producing more degrees and credentials while increasing quality Closing achievement gaps Research and Economic Development Increasing R&D and STEM Degrees Efficiency and Innovation Increasing academic productivity and innovation Containing costs 23

24 Strategy 1.1. Align K-12, adult education, and postsecondary education standards, curriculum, and assessment processes as directed by Senate Bill 1 (2009). Action Steps: Develop online professional development modules around the Common Core standards in English/language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies for postsecondary and adult education instructors. Strategy 4.3. Increase the use of data, information, research, and technology to improve student learning and outcomes. 24

25 Strategy 4.4. Support new pathways for adult learners to enroll and complete postsecondary education degrees and credentials. Action Steps: Encourage the development of policy, funding recommendations, programs, and services that cater to and support successful degree and credential completions of working adults Promote or develop technology-enhanced systems that increase the delivery of high-demand academic programs to adult learners in a flexible and engaging manner using new or existing models (e.g., KCTCS Learning On-Demand and Western Governors University) Promote the development and implementation of a prior learning assessment tool and a comprehensive credit for prior learning policy Work with one or more universities and KCTCS to focus increased attention on serving adult learners. 25

26 Strategy 8.1. Increase productivity and maximize success for both traditional and nontraditional students through course redesign and alternative methods of program delivery. Action Steps: Provide planning grants to stimulate and encourage course redesign efforts at Kentucky postsecondary education institutions, such as the methodology used by the National Center of Academic Transformation (NCAT) Promote modular postsecondary education programs that allow for exit and reentry and create transparent pathways among certificates, industry-based certifications, and degrees Encourage postsecondary education institutions to increase the number of courses and program offerings that blend various forms of instruction, such as online, work-based, and classroom learning. 26

27 Strategy 8.2. Build upon the success of Kentucky s Virtual Campus and Virtual Library to maximize the use of technology in implementing academic innovations. Action Steps: Promote or develop technology-enhanced systems that increase the delivery of high-demand academic programs to adult learners in a flexible and engaging manner using existing models (e.g., KCTCS Learning On-Demand and Western Governors University) Increase the effectiveness of the Kentucky Virtual Campus, the Kentucky Virtual Library, and participatory organizations Examine the current textbook business model and recommend alternatives to increase efficiency, increase cost savings, and promote student success Encourage policies that increase the number and percent of students earning distance education credits Advocate for adequate technology funding to meet the increasing demand for online learning, technology enhanced services, and campus administrative functions. 27

28 Strategy 9.3. Develop policies that promote the effective and efficient use of capital facilities and infrastructure. Action Steps: Develop a model to assess the return on investment of increased use of information technology and online learning as compared to traditional classroom space, to help offset current and future demand for new space. 28

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