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									Increasing Access to College

    Distance Education
    Takes on a New
    Importance

    Indiana Pathways to College
    Network
    October 15, 2004
Premises

  Distance education can and does
  increase access to college, at high
  quality, with new flexibility to meet
  more learner needs.
  We must take better advantage of
  distance education to address the
  challenges we face now.
For our youth

  Increasing documentation of the critical
  importance of challenging curriculum
  Same preparation expected by college
  faculty and employers
  College costs continue to climb; need to
  make best possible use of their,
  parents’, and governments’ dollars
For adults left behind

  The world has changed the rules for a
  generation of adults.
  Workers feel the pinch of a changing
  economy—more of the best jobs require
  some college.
  Few adults can attend college full time; their
  needs for schedule flexibility are compelling.
  Most are paying their own way.
What do we mean by “access”?


  For some, it’s geography
  For many more, it’s time/schedule mesh
  with other life commitments
  For some, it’s financial/affordability
  For some, it’s need for an ADA
  accommodation
Is distance learning on par?

  Yes.

  “There are literally several hundred
  research studies that have concluded
  that there is no significant difference in
  learning outcomes between the various
  methods and media”
                         -Lambert & Luman, 32
Is distance learning on par?

  Yes.

  “The lines between traditional
  classroom education and Internet-
  based education are being blurred.”
                              -IHEP, 15
Is distance learning on par?

  Yes, and more!
  – Important life skills are learned such as:
        Students learn to think and become more
       independent
        Students learn to be self-starters
        Students learn basic computer skills, if not
       already known
        Students learn to discipline and manage
       their time effectively
What’s available right now?

 Indiana Online Academy
 Indiana Academy for Science,
 Mathematics and Humanities
 Ivy Tech State College, Terre Haute
 Taylor University Center for Lifelong
 Learning
Indiana Online Academy

 IOA Courses are:
  Based on Indiana standards
  Taught by Indiana certified and
  award-winning teachers
  Asynchronous
  Interactive
   “Knowledge Power @ Any Hour!”   ioa.k12.in.us
IOA Information

  IOA enrollment is open to any public,
  private, or home school students.
  All final exams are to be proctored at the
  participating public high schools.
  All IOA students are required to enroll in
  their local high school. (They do not need
  to be taking classes.)
Course tuition is currently $300 per
student per course. The bill is processed
through the high school of enrollment.
(This fee is subject to change and is
currently waived for MSD Wayne
Township students.)
Textbook rental and materials fees are
charged to the student if applicable.
Indiana Online Academy FAQ’s


  Credits are transferred from Ben Davis High
  School.
  We currently offer courses in the fall and spring
  semesters.
  Each semester has start and end dates along
  with an extension policy.
  Regular student contact is conducted via:
  email, phone, videoconferencing, or even face-
  to-face.
About the Indiana Academy

 Residential high school for gifted
 & talented students
 Established by the Indiana State
 Legislature in 1988
 Serves 300 Juniors & Seniors
 Average class size of 13-14
 students
 Outreach Mission
Fulfilling the Outreach Mission
through Distance Learning
    Elementary Modern Language
    High School Distance Learning
    AP Modules
Indiana Academy
Distance Learning Technology
    Internet webstream
    IHETS TV
    Two-way videoconferencing
    – Vision Athena
    – Polycom
    Videotape
    DVD
Ivy Tech Terre Haute

 Have offered online degrees and courses
 since 1997.
 First two-year college in the U.S.
 accredited by NCA to offer online
 degrees. (1997)
 Have served nearly 40,000 students from
 Indiana, the U.S. and around the world!
Ivy Tech Terre Haute

 Use FirstClass® for our delivery platform
  – Ivy Tech statewide uses BlackBoard
 Variety of media enhancements used:
  – Streaming video
       Realvideo
       Windows Media
  – Streaming Media
       Flash
       Camtasia
  – Powerpoint
       HTML versions
Ivy Tech Terre Haute

 Degrees Offered (either entirely or mostly):
  –   Business Administration
  –   Accounting
  –   Design Technology
  –   Human Services
  –   Computer Science
  –   Administrative Office
  –   Criminal Justice
  –   Virtually all General Education courses
Ivy Tech Terre Haute

  Clientele Served
  –   Wabash Valley students
  –   Ivy Tech students from other regions
  –   Students from other Indiana institutions
  –   Students from out-of-state institutions
  –   High-school (tech prep/dual enrollment)
Taylor University CLL

 Center for Lifelong Learning
 Distance learning since 1938
 1,500 students enrolled
 Over 110 online undergrad classes
 Self-paced, independent study format
 Semester-based academic credit
 3 AA degrees, 5 certificates, guest enrollments
 welcomed
Plus . . . . .

   Ripley County Learning Network
   Indiana University Virtual High School
   Every Indiana public college &
   university
   Indiana Wesleyan, U of Indianapolis, U
   of St. Francis, St. Mary-of-the-Woods
   College
Indiana College Network

  Fall 2004:
  – 1 HS diploma, 23 associate, 18
    baccalaureate, 29 master, 1 doctoral
  – 75 certificate & endorsement programs
  – 1,863 college credit courses
  – 223 middle/high school credit courses
  – 570 continuing-ed & training modules
  2003-04 college credit enrollments:
  95,000 and counting—up 38%+
Useful reading

 Indiana’s P-16 Plan for Improving Student
 Achievement, Indiana’s Education Roundtable
 – www.edroundtable.state.in.us
 Indiana’s Framework for Policy and Planning
 Development in Higher Education, Commission
 for Higher Education – www.che.state.in.us
 Keeping America’s Promise, Education
 Commission of the States & League for
 Innovation in the Community College -
 www.league.org
Student Retention and Graduation, The Pell
Institute – www.pellinstitute.org
State Dual Enrollment Policies, US DoE –
www.ed.gov/offices/(OVAE)/(abb)/
Ready or Not: Creating a High School Diploma
That Counts, The American Diploma Project –
www.achieve.org
The Sloan Consortium – www.sloan-c.org
Quality On the Line The Institute for Higher
Education Policy, NEA – www.nea.org
To follow up

  Susan Scott: sscott@ihets.org
  Don Arney: darney@ivytech.edu
  Dave Bagwell:
  Dave.Bagwell@wayne.k12.in.us
  Raychelle Estep: rjestep@bsu.edu
  Kevin Mahaffy: kvmahaffy@tayloru.edu

								
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