Education Clouds: Cloud Computing West 2012 Conference

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Mini-Keynote Presentation from the November 2012 Cloud Computing West conference - 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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  • 1. Education Clouds: Field of Digital Dreams? Dr. Gigi Johnson Maremel Institute

2. Distance Education: Long PathsKUHT . "Dr. Richard I. Evans." June 8, 1953. University of Houston Digital Library. 3. 31% of US Higher Education Students Learning OnlineUS Higher Education Students 25Students, Millions 20 15Enrollment 10 5 At least 1 Online Course 0200720022003200420052006200820092010More than 6 million students in the U.S. took atleast one online course in 2010Sources: Allen & Seaman, 2011; National Center for Education Statistics, 2010 4. Time- and Place-Shifted EducationShiftingShifting Shifting ShiftingTime and Time:Time andPlace: Place:Capturing Place:Video ReplayingandPortableLearning atonLearningLearningHome DemandRemotely Everywherevia Internet4 5. Impact of the Cloud on Education Breaking time and space barriers Local + Exclusive = Historical Barriers to Entry 6. Now: Two-Way and Ubiquitous Cloud-Based Expansions Ease of Entry Commoditized Systems BYOD as expected norm with browser basedengagement or simple downloads Limits: Program entry and cost, not timeand place 2012: Explosion of MOOCs 7. All on YouTube? New CuratorsExpansion by New Experts andCommunities 8. Changing to Mass Economics Student pays Tuitionand Books with heavy investment inFreemium or Affiliateupfront costs and Models Big Data orlimited resources Media ConsumptionModel 9. 2012 Blistering MOOC Pace Udacity -- >1MM students Coursera 1.4MM students EdX >300,000 students Stanfords Venture Lab + Others LMS Entry: BlackboardCouseSuites, Canvas Network For pay: Udemy and many others 10. MOOC and Educational Singles asFreemium Cloud-based Media10 11. Content Licensing Fragmented OER big movement for Open EducationalResources no marketplace for licensing MOOCs -- Production costs w/o revenue model BIG brand dumpingBlur of Publishing and Licensing Books coming the other way Publishers trying tolock schools into full packages of print and contentdelivery Role of books and copyrighted materials in MOOCs upside of the Freemium Model? 12. Maremels Areas of ExcitementCreative Industries Educational Exchange Revenue sharing marketplace Expanding options for direct licensing sourceCo-learning Concepts Abundance of learning tools Live/Local Groups in MOOCs 13. Investments in Educational Cloud Only 1% of VC and private equity investments ineducation vs. 9% of GDP (Source: GSV) Upswing in Private Investments 140 Incubator, Startup, and Conferences Growing 120 10080604020 0 14. Education: Pushed Between Infrastructure: K-12 Common Core Testing L&D Professional Development Higher Ed Complex System Delivery Student Support Resulting Mergers Private Equity InvestmentConsumer:Everywhere EducationReduced Barriers to Entry to new ProvidersReduced Cost of Course ProductionCloud-Boosted Startups 15. Winners/Losers Community Colleges building frictionwhile possible content benefits MOOCs Banned in Minnesota Local expensive colleges Blackboard challenged and benefiting? Apple device and publishing ??? 16. Challenges: Album to Singles Evidence Identity: Teacher/Student Identity MobileMobile PrivacyPrivacy ControlOwnership/Curation/Quality of IP Ownership/Curation/Quality Market(s)Fragmented Power of institutions Power of Incumbent Institutions 17. Dr. Gigi JohnsonMaremel Institute@maremel