Yesterday Â I was given yet another opportunity to moderate another technology-related panel for VCCS’s Chancellor’s AnnualÂ Retreat. Last year, David Wiley, Jim Groom, Nicole Allen, and Mirta Martin joined a panel to discuss OER. That single event helped accelerate the VCCS’s OER efforts, with Tidewater Community College Academic Vice President Dr. Daniel DeMarte launching the Open@TCC textbook zero project after attending the panel, and the Chancellor’s OER Adoption Grant launching soon after. Tidewater will offer a zero-textbook-cost Associates degree in Business Administration and twelve colleges will offer OER sections of their highest enrollment courses this fall, a mere one year later.
This year the discussion was less focused as last year’s OER topic, Â but is just as timely. The panel, following the Mind the Gap theme of the Retreat, was titled Clicking, Swiping, and Commenting Away the Academyâ€™s Traditions Gap. Ed-tech blogger, author, Â and journalistÂ Audrey Watters, Web 2.0 Labs Director Steve Hargadon, and Gardner Campbell, VCU’s new vice Provost of Learning, Innovation, engaged in a lively, wide-ranging discussion on the many and often contradictory aspects of disruptive technology, as well as the mission of post-secondary education.
Tuesday’s afternoon panel was informally live-streamed and recorded. You can view the recorded session here. Unfortunately, due to the on-the-fly streaming set-up (we used Google Hangouts on Air with a Logitech Conference Cam and Yeti table mic) the audio was a bit spotty, and dropped out for a bit. Â We also weren’t able to effectively stream the panelists slide decks and video clips. However, something’s Â better than nothing, right? Right?
The panel will be repeated as best it can today at 2:3oPM EST. It will be livestreamed as well, hopefully with better results , at:Â http://edtech.vccs.edu/chancellors-retreat-live-stream-disruptive-tech/
|Journalist, blogger, and author Audrey Watters
|WEb 2.0 Labs Director, Steve Hargadon.
Web 2.0 Labs
|VCU’s Vice Provost of Learning, Innovation, and Student Success, Gardner Campbell
Gardner’s Blog, Gardner Writes: http://www.gardnercampbell.net/