20 Questions at ELI 2015

Trying to understand organizational change for learning innovation.

February 8, 2015
Our people are descending on Anaheim for 3 days of geeking out at the intersection of learning and technology. 
Why are you attending, (or wish you could be attending), the 2015 ELI Annual Meeting? If the ELI Annual Meeting is not on your radar as a “must attend gathering”, why do you think this is so? What are your learning objectives for ELI? How will you construct your ELI experience to reach your meeting learning goals? How will you measure the success of your investment to attend ELI 2015?
My big goals for ELI 2015 have everything to do with understanding organizational change to catalyze learning innovation.
Some questions that I’ll be asking (maybe asking you) include:
1. What does your campus organizational structure currently look like?
2. What unit / division is responsible for innovation around teaching and learning on your campus?
3. How many instructional designers work at your school, and what organization / unit do they work in?
4. How many instructional designers or other non-faculty educators (digital librarians, media professionals, etc.) has your campus hired in the past couple of years, and how many do you plan to hire in the next couple?
5. How many instructional designers should your campus have?
6. What is the relationship at your school between your Academic Computing unit and your Teaching and Learning Center? How has that relationship changed, and how should it change?
7. If your school is experimenting with MOOCs, who is responsible for this initiative?
8. How is the organizational structure on your campus changing in order to catalyze innovation in learning and teaching?
9. Has your campus created any new roles around learning and technology?   
10. Has your role changed in the past year or so, and do you expect it to change?
11. Have you been recruited by peer institutions (or search firms) for gigs in technology and learning?
12. How has the space that the you work in changed, or is planned to change, on your campus?   
13. What would be the ideal space (collaborative and office) for people working at the intersection of learning and technology to occupy?
14. If you were to design your campus organizational structure from scratch to promote innovation in learning, what would that organizational structure look like?
15. Where should resources be shifted away from so that resources can be freed up to invest in innovation in learning and teaching?
16. How are we going to fund innovation in learning and teaching?
17. Why should we innovate in learning and teaching?
18. What are you most worried about for your school?
19. What are you most excited about in your work in learning and technology at your school?
20. How can EDUCAUSE best serve as a resource and a community to assist your organizational change and innovation efforts?
What questions should we be asking to understand organizational change for learning innovation?
What questions do you have coming into ELI 2015?


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