Time to Go Big(ger): Strategies for Expanding Online Learning
Workshop Session 1
Though online learning is not new, many universities are still struggling with how to expand eLearning due to their particular faculty and administrative cultural barriers. This workshop will present a proven change management approach to help lead a campus-wide initiative to achieve greater buy-in for the acceptance of online learning and an enterprise-level online adoption plan, using the concerns based adoption model (CBAM).
Though online learning is not new, many universities are still struggling with how to expand eLearning due to their particular faculty and administrative cultural barriers. This workshop will present a proven change management approach to address these issues and to help gain faculty and administration buy-in for an enterprise-level online adoption plan. The concerns based adoption model (CBAM) will be used as the basis for assessing attitudes and behavior of campus stakeholders. We will show you how to use the results to create a highly responsive, individualized, and flexible model of online learning adoption and faculty professional development. We will also illustrate how to lead a team of instructional designers in the implementation of a scalable, personalized, and responsive training and course development plan.
This workshop will examine the Levels of Use and Stages of Concern components of the CBAM framework as a means to determine interventions for overcoming barriers to online learning adoption. Tools and strategies for evaluation, development, and implementation of an online learning and professional development system will be shared. Participants will have opportunities for hands-on planning for change management techniques and implementation. Strategies include:
- Slowing down to move ahead
- Assessing current state
- Adoption of CBAM to manage change
- Assessing the state of the University attitudes and behaviors about eLearning
- Defining the gap
- Designing interventions
- Implementing interventions
- Assessing effectiveness of strategies
- Determining next steps