OCCDLA.net Emergent Technology Workgroup

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New Resource!

Get started in the right direction when exploring emergent technologies for teaching and learning! Check out our collection of One Page Ed Tech Sheets. This ever expanding collection of quick resource documents are meant to support you when instructors come to you and ask "What about <insert technology here>? What is it, and how do I use it?" Current topics include Twitter, Facebook, Layar Augmented Reality Browser, Simple Augmented Reality with Google maps and more- check it out!

Outcomes statement: We explore emergent technologies identified by pertinent resources such as the NMC Horizon Report and others to inform Oregon Community Colleges about these technologies by producing recommendation and adoption guidance documents, and identifying or producing professional development resources to support their system integration and effective pedagogical use.

Next Meeting:
Date: 10/31/2013- 11/1/2013
Location: OCCDLA Fall Meeting- Clackamas Community College

  • Present update to OCCDLA college reps
  • Gather survey results from reps not yet participated

Winter Meetup Notes (1/23)

  • Sub-topic Reports
o iPads
+ iBooks and iBooks Author
Concerns: iBooks dependent on Apple tech, financial model built on Apple store only.
o Open Courseware
+ WA OER & OR Collaboration
Brad still working on a grant draft. We as a group are aware. Cartridges are pretty unstable so far and caused some major problems. Greg L-C took a look (asked for ability to vet, hasn't happened yet) We will continue to monitor.
o Mobile
PCC monitoring, analytics may be able to be easily set up for both main site and LMS. Future plan: possible source of data for cc's and mobile use.
o Virtual Worlds
+ OR CC Isle Status
paid through June 30th, Wayne said he would pay for continued use of the island, we need to verify payment and ask CCWD to be the paying agent. Will bring this to the winter meeting for clarification. Specifics in an email to Wayne & Paula cc'd (by 1/30)
+ OpenSim Migration Status - Work is ongoing, approx. 70% finished- attempting partnership with Multimedia program to finish work.
o Augmented Reality
Geology Tour is up, P&M tested, Paula fixed initial errors. Using colleague with smartphone for testing who gave feedback. Project still needs interface refinement.
Tracking analytics for test AR at Dalles campus, got more than 100 views in a week! Would like to have feedback from users about the experience. Paula and Monica to figure out and document for others.

  • 2012 Horizon Report
We have all reviewed topics, will come to Winter meeting with either a) idea of what we want to personally focus on or b) something out of the pool to focus on that is meaningful for our specific campus.
  • eLearning 2012 Presentation
Paula and Monica going to eLearning 2012 to present augmented reality, pilot projects, simple samples, etc. Not necessarily on ed tech radar screen yet, but simple enough to get into for possible high value re: place based learning (eg: Geology) Also creating AR tour for renewable technology program, based on filming done last summer specifically for this tour.
  • Presentation: Jim Bailey, NSF: STEM & Female Participation Gains in Virtual Worlds (2/14) Monica to send out promotion by 1/30

Current Participants:
Paula Ascher, Columbia Gorge Community College
Steve Beining, Clackamas Community College
Jeanine Lum, Umpqua Community College
Monica Marlo, Portland Community College
Donna Swanson, Portland Community College
Michael Weissenfluh, Tillamook Bay Community College

We base this partially on the Horizon Report ( __http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2010/__ )
2012 Horizon Report Topics will be:
Time-to-Adoption Horizon: One Year or Less
* Mobile Apps
 * Tablet Computing

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Two to Three Years * Game-Based Learning
 * Learning Analytics

Time-to-Adoption Horizon: Four to Five Years
 * Gesture-Based Computing
 * Internet of Things

The 2011 Horizon Report: http://net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/HR2011.pdf

- For the next 5 years, these are the technologies the Horizon Report identifies:
Less than 1 year- Mobile Computing Less than 1 year- Open Content 2-3 years: Simple Augmented Reality2-3 years - Electronic Books4-5 years - Gestural Computing4-5 years- Visual Data Analysis

The Horizon report is excellent. In addition, I’d like to offer to the work group a report from Gartner Research called the Hype Cycle for Education for 2010. This report is written for CEOs in education and has pertinent information about emerging educational technologies and their placement on the adoption curve. Long report, but first rate stuff!


So far, it is our group stance to say that technologies 4-5 years out we are aware of but not addressing yet. We focus on the 1-3 year technologies to explore and make group recommendations for utilization. We also focus on technologies that it is possible for us to share a distributed burden to support. Our purpose is to look at emergent technologies as a group to define a guiding path for their use within our systems. We don’t offer solutions, but we do offer options with a pro and con list. Looking at emerging technologies and making them available statewide- Second Life is a good example of something that we picked- we chose virtual reality and then went to Second Life as the option. The things we do when we find a new technology are: Identification Analysis/Evaluation Recommendation (could be individual institution or statewide- depending on what comes out of the analysis) Implementation Sustainability Recommendations
We don’t know what funding is going to be like in the near future, but you could take the recommendations that we come up with and have a ready list of things that would come up in your technology environment; It depends on what technologies come out of whatever research we see. Part of this planning is to ready us to be able to propose funds allocation for exploration. We would like for this to be a group informed decision so we have the best chance of meeting as broad a range of needs with each exploration as possible.
Some technologies may be more discreet and wouldn’t make as much sense to implement statewide. Legacy systems will effect what can be implemented throughout.
One of the interesting things about Second Life for example is that we went ahead and implemented it but we’re not quite sure how to sustain it yet- but having the environment has informed our work so far while the program itself is still evolving. Though as a service it hasn’t yet taken off, it has proven it’s merit for use. Our work would provide options to the system about global level technologies. Individual choices regarding exploration and adoption as always are still left up to the individual institution within the OCCDLA.

-Identification of emergent technologies -Analysis (group generated, culminating in a report.) -Adoption Recommendations (pros and cons list? rubric?) -Implementation -Sustainability Reccomendations
Timeline: -Annual exploration- we choose our project cycle at the summer meeting each year. -Quarterly Reporting of group activities and progress at OCCDLA meetings. -Monthly meeting of group? (suggested to move us forward)
Current Issues (Please add to this list as you think of items we should address) - What does the emerging technologies group do?
We research emerging technologies to gage their effectiveness for teaching and learning, pilot the most useful, build awareness about effective tools, and make recommendations for wider adoption to the OCCDLA.
- How do we sustain what we discover?
- What do we do with Second Life? My suggestion is that after this year, the OCCDLA continues to sponsor the island, but relies on individual organizations who are involved to sponsor the labor required to run course events, including minimal administration. Support for additional class room use expansion would come from the institution or department that requests use; ideally individual projects are grant funded. This brings the cost to the OCCDLA down to less than 3K per year to keep the island and its shared assets alive. (m3G)

In addition to the Horizon Report recommendations regarding augmented reality, there are fantastic tools emerging from Google that should be thoroughly vetted and moved forward. Earth layering, sketchup, Connecting Apps into the LMS (particularly Moodle). I’d like to see these placed on our agenda.

OCCDLA Emergent Technology Work Group Update Report- Fall 2011Second Life/Virtual Worlds
- Move to OpenSim & Open Standards for all content for future extensibility and sharing.
- Peer Review of the Philosophy Garden (OSU / UofO)
- Further development of Philosophy Garden interactivity, including AI and motion capture NPC philosophers (OSU / Lane CC)
- continued support for courses exploring virtual worlds as a curriculum component
- continued support for virtual meeting spaces, sandbox development, virtual tours, etc.
- PHL 201, BI 202, CG 133G, CIS 120, PSY 215, ED 299 all using Second Life, continued support

Simple Augmented Reality
-Presented at Oregon Immersive Education, iED Boston
-Invited to present at iED Europe (Madrid)
-Presenting at ITC eLearning
CGCC - Basalt Tour
PCC RC - QR Code Art ID & Tour
OSU - New Student Orientation Tour
Clackamas CC - Campus Flora Tour (Replicating to PCC)
One Page Ed Tech Sheets, Professional Development Sessions via BB Collaborate

Mobile Learning
-Traffic very gently rising, leaping with iPads, still on our horizon but no specific plans to focus on mobile.

Open Courseware
Washington is actively working on an OER library, last week they released 41 courses. We propose that we want to take a course and adopt it for our use. We would like OER’s to recognize this as one possible component of adoption.

Steve Beining will be creating a communication about OERs as a part of his doctoral work.

Professional Development Work Group Support
We are documenting our findings with the intention of supporting the efforts of the professional development work group in training our faculty and staff to utilize the tools and processes we document in their own practice.

Project Sustainability
No financial support is currently needed to support the continued work of the emergent technology work group. The continued support of our parent organizations which allow us to dedicate the resource of reasonable time to action research pilot projects is required to continue our efforts.

How do we disseminate what we do? YouTube videos can be generated (for example see Augmented Reality video Paula has done) Better care and feeding of our Wiki. We need to document our communication process. A more formalized definition of what our work group is and the output of our work flow will be documented this year.
9/30/10 Meeting Notes
1) We agree that our focus is appropriate- the four technologies we are identified above.
Demonstration of what the tool looks like, what it does, some technical aspects of that, etc. Is what we would return to the OCCDLA with.

Clarifying what could have implications as a statewide group vs what is more appropriate to view from the individual institution level. How are these technologies impacting all of our colleges? how can OCCDLA help face the common issues by consolidating efforts? Leveraging across the state our efforts to avoid common pitfalls is important.

For handhelds for example:
-Getting our LMS available on a Handheld.
-Being aware of how content can be delivered via mobile devices.
-Generate a list of devices and tools that would work for a majority of our colleges. More of a review than a recommendation list.

One of our first steps is to go out and look at who else in the state is doing research on these issues. We will come back to our next meeting with an overview report for each topic of what we've found so far.

Homework: 1) Read Hype Cycle report. 2) Gather information about what is going on at the state and region level for each of our topics 3) Bring our devices to Steve's for the next meeting!

Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 12th at 2PM @ Steve Beining's House. (Directions to be emailed).


1) Present findings on state/regional level activities re: focus topics
2) Discuss Gartner Report (and possibly open content report as well)
3) Discuss shared analysis framework (The social scientist in me wants us to document our process in an apples to apples fashion)
4) Group create boilerplate for OCCDLA Fall report (due 2 weeks later

Spring 2011 Report

OCCDLA Emergent Technology Work Group - Spring 2011

Current Members
Paula Ascher, Columbia Gorge Community College
Steve Beining, Clackamas Community College
Monica Marlo, Portland Community College
Donna Swanson, Portland Community College
Michael Weissenfluh, Tillamook Bay Community College
  • Zotero - We’ve started a shared research resource with Zotero and are learning how to effectively use it as a team to support making our research publicly available.
  • Project Updates
    • Virtual Worlds
      • Sustainability- what does this mean for us? This is going to cost something each year. The same thing is true for immersive education, or any other emergent technology, so there will be a cost involved to keep things maintained. At this point we’re looking at scaling back to basic training and support of maintenance services.
      • It’s a reasonable role for this group to maintain the island so that instructors who want to continue exploration of this well established resource can.
      • It’s a way for us to open the door for people, it’s reasonable at the state level for us to explore this- individual institutions are not able to support this, but we as a collective can.
      • Overall, in the bigger picture, when we look at CC education, we are focused on teaching, not esoteric technologies- but if we don’t have the door open to different things,our instructors don’t get the feeling that we enable new technologies- keeping that door open keeps the door open to look at other things.

    • OER
      • Continued work with dissertation project that Steve will be sharing results of with our group. Scholarship of teaching and learning- continuous improvements of OER, specifically student input into that process.
    • Mobile
      • We are early on- too early, no plans exist at institutional level for mobile strategy that we can find.
    • Simple Augmented Reality
      • QR codes- we see wide spread adoption happening and will be paying more attention to what this means
      • Paula and Monica working on KML based simple AR with Google , Geology Tour, we will be seeking consultant to help us move forward with MySQL assistance.
    • E- Books
      • (Donna update)

  • Annual Goals?
    • Monthly meetings haven’t happened with the entire group, but subcommittees working on specific projects have moved forward with meetings & tangible work (KML file for Gorge Bassalts, for example.)

  • Anything Else?
    • Coordinating better with groups that exist
      • Accessibility- what does this mean for emergent tech? Do we have a checklist that we can share? Should we ask for one to be created? ?
      • Student Services- connecting Student Services project with OCCDLA Student Services group
      • Professional Development- Emergent Tech driven presentations for professional development that our colleges can share based on what we’re discovering
    • Planning pre-summer brief meetup via Elluminate to coordinate what needs to happen during summer meeting.

FALL 2010 Report

OCCDLA Emergent Technology Workgroup
Progress Report- Fall 2010

Current Members
Paula Ascher, Columbia Gorge Community College
Steve Beining, Clackamas Community College
Monica Marlo, Portland Community College
Donna Swanson, Portland Community College

  • Meetings held on 9/30/10 and 10/12/10
  • Focus topics identified
  • Progress Report: Second Life - Status & Sustainability
  • Budget proposal

Workgroup Meetings
Our work group has met twice since the summer OCCDLA meeting. During these meetings we have worked to define what our group mission and schedule is.

Where we find our guidance to explore technologies:
We base this partially on the Horizon Report ( __http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2010/__ )-we focus on the topics which are 1-3 years out; those 4-5 years out are beyond the current scope of this group.

Less than 1 year- mobile computing
Less than 1 year- open content
2-3 years: simple augmented reality
2-3 years - Electronic Books

We also consider the Gartner Hype Cycle in our analysis of technologies to focus on.

-Identification of emergent technologies
-Analysis (group generated, culminating in a report.)
-Adoption Recommendations (pros and cons list? rubric?)
-Sustainability Recommendations
-Annual exploration- project cycle/focus identified at summer OCCDLA meeting.
-Quarterly Reporting of group activities and progress at OCCDLA meetings.
-Monthly meeting of group (next meeting date TBD- November)

Focus Topics
Mobile Computing- We will be administering a survey Fall 2010 in our represented institutions to answer the following questions:
- Does the institution have a plan for mobile computing and how it will impact our operations?
- Does our learning management system accommodate mobile computing?
- What mobile computing devices are we beginning to see interacting with our technical systems?
- Are students requesting access to distance learning via mobile computing?
Open Content- We are investigating Washington State Technical and Community College’s plan for implementing open content and fostering its use. The majority of our team got a chance to see Cable Green speak about open content resources at the NW Elearning conference, and we believe we may be able to use his deep knowledge and continued work in this area as a framework for our investigation and recommendations. If approved in our proposed budget, we will be seeking instructors within the OCCDLA who utilize open content in their curriculum to communicate about their experiences and paying them a minor honorarium stipend to document their best practices for statewide sharing.
Electronic Books- We are polling our represented institutions to find out if there are any groups or projects that are already focusing on electronic books. We think this is likely already being addressed in some fashion (bookstore, subject area committees, etc.) and that our charge for this topic will be to collect a report on the current state, and understand how these materials may have impact on our learning management systems.
Simple Augmented Reality- We think that this group of technologies and the pedagogical processes surrounding them may have significant impact in our teaching and learning, and also recognize that effective use of these technologies will take in both our understanding them and building systems to help our instructors choose and use them in their courses. Because augmented reality is generally place or marker based, it is primarily custom development. Our work group is investigating throughout this academic year what tools and content are already available for augmented reality and place based learning- an extended report will be available at the Summer 2011 meeting.

Progress Report: Virtual Worlds Investigation: Second Life - Status & Sustainability
I. 2010-2011 Project Goals:
-Develop and apply an extensible model independent of platform for the development of future projects in virtual worlds.
-Develop sustainability model for Oregon Community Colleges in Virtual Worlds Education
-Train 20 new instructors in Second Life Winter Term
-Update “Teaching and Learning in Second Life” Moodle course to “Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds” with constructivist pedagogical principles applied.
-Participate in the Immersive Education Initiative as Oregon’s Community College representatives.
-Continued Exploration of Virtual Worlds for Education landscape, generating a tool comparison rubric as our outcome for this task.
-Create a proposal for 2011-2012 school year that includes instructor stipends for reports/videos about new technology.

II. Ongoing Development:
-Subcommittee met in person on October 12
-Medical Simulation in Second Life (OCNE)
- Philosophy 201- Added 2 additional philosophers (Marx and James) to the Philosophy Garden
- OR CC Libraries in Second Life- Continued Maintenance
-Student Services being added in the same fashion for each college as the libraries are currently supported. Information only, unmanned.
- Flora Project -Continued work with April Fong @ PCC to develop objectives based lesson content using virtual worlds tools.
-Presentation to Game Programming
- Meeting Spaces & Professional Development - Hosted Oregon Immersive Education conference on October 16, 2010.

III. Future Plans:
- Implement a sustainability model that we will develop as a group during this academic year (see proposed draft)
-Migrate with EDU groups en masse to OpenSim.
-Create an indexed library of creative commons registered assets (objects, textures, scripts) for virtual worlds and education.
-Propose stipends for new technology reports from Oregon community colleges (see draft below)
-Participate with Oregon Center for Advanced Technology in Education to expand Merlot’s CLIVE database of vetted learning experiences in virtual worlds

IV. Draft of Sustainability Proposal
Fiscal Outline
Grants from OCCDLA:
2010-2011 Grant from OCCDLA: $55,000
Virtual World Project: Total $55,000 (Awarded)
2011-2012 Grant from OCCDLA: $13,400
Virtual World Project: Total $12,400
-Island Rent $2400
-Maintenance Time
-5 hours a month (island upkeep) $1500
-Training Time
-Winter term 20 instructors @ 5 hours special projects rate $3000
-Monica training and support $1500
- Networking/Training/Conferences for Emerging Tech subcommittee $4000
(Important for the migration work to OpenSim)
New Technology Reports/Training Videos produced
by community college instructors: $1,000
5 Stipends @$200
Grant from OCCDLA: Total: $10,500
Virtual World Project: Total: $9,500
-OpenSim server with the Open Source Lab at Oregon State University $500
-Maintenance Time
-5 hours a month (island upkeep) $1500
-Training Time
-Winter term 20 instructors @ 5 hours special projects rate $3000
-Monica training and support $1500
- Networking/Training/Conferences for Emerging Tech subcommittee $3000
New Technology Reports/Training Videos produced
by community college instructors: $1,000
5 Stipends @$200