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Kim Bentson

Vision of Education


2017

Post University: Science Department


Table of Contents

Slide:

3
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About Post

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Why Choose Biology at Post?

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Biology Program

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Technology and Biology together

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What is futuring?

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Scanning and Scenarios

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Technological Trends in Education

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Economic Trends in Education

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My 2017 Vision

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Advantages of My 2017 Vision

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Disadvantages of my 2017 Vision

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Call to Action!

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References

Post University


Founded in 1890


Four year institution


Mission: Career focused, Student driven


15:1 Faculty student Undergraduate ratio


13:1 Faculty student Graduate ratio


3,320 total students: online and on campus


17 Undergraduate programs on campus


12 Certificate programs


17 Graduate programs online

Why Choose Biology at Post?


Prepares students for:


Medical School


Veterinarian program


Physician Assistant Program


Pharmacology School


Nursing Program


Health Care field


Small class sizes


Professors that want you to
succeed


Quality h
ands on lab experiments


Several lab hours each week


Biology Program at Post


Degree Requirements:


Biology 1 & 2 w/ Labs


Chemistry 1 & 2 w/ Labs


Physics 1 & 2 w/ Labs


Anatomy & Physiology w/ Lab


Biochemistry


Biotechnology w/ Lab


Genetics


Microbiology w/ Lab


Cell Biology w/Lab


Calculus


Statistics


Internship Hours

Technology and Biology at Post: Why?


Mobile Applications: Why?


Inexpensive, easily accessible to
everyone


Student and educator use


Used in specific labs/
experiments


Tracking cockroach nerve impulses


Data records



Tablets: Why?


Convenient


Student and educator use


Can be used for virtual labs


Substitute microscope view


Photo enhancer


Capture still photos from slides

http://www.cloft.co.uk/microscopy.html

www.socialnomics.net/2012/05/14

What is Futuring?


A strategic plan


Opportunity to think about what
could happen to an educational
organization


Chances to prevent negative
outcomes/change direction the
trend is headed


Scanning and Scenarios


Researching current trends


Analyzing current data


Evaluate direction current
trends are heading


Scenario
: synthesis of
different paths that lead to
possible futures


Futuring




Scenario


Scanning

Successful

Educational
Organizations

Technological Trends


Study tools available on mobile
devices


Interactive flashcards


Purchasing textbooks on a tablet


Utilizing book resources


iPhones and iPads used in labs for
viewing procedures and graphics

http://www.ehow.com/how_7208840_organic
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chemistry
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tutorial.html

Economic Trends in Education


Average tuition and fees in
2011
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12 is an estimated
$35,000 in Connecticut


Lab fees for science students
increasing


Biology is the 4
th

most
popular major for college
students


number of students is
increasing rapidly




*
Vision for 2017*


Tablets, mobile applications, laptops and more
will be utilized in the lecture and lab on a daily
basis!


Tablets will be distributed to Science students


Advantages of Vision 2017


Enhance students’ education


Go “textbookless” and
paperless


Lab assignments outlined on
iPad


Convenient for management
of grades


Easier for online activities to
be done for the on
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ground
classes


Disadvantages of Vision 2017


Big budget needed to put this
vision into place


Extensive trainings needed
for Staff and Students


Technology will eventually
be outdated and need to be
replaced

CALL TO ACTION!


Set up meeting with
the Executive
Management Team to
determine feasibility


Research budget and
cost of vision!

References

2012. Apple Inc. www.apple.com

2012. Top 10 College Majors. The Princeton Review.


http://www.princetonreview.com/college/top
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ten
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majors.aspx

Brunsell, E., &
Horejsi
, M. (2012). Tablets as Learning Hubs.
Science Teacher
,
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(6), 8.

Geist, E. (2011). The Game Changer: Using IPads in College Teacher Education Classes. College Student Journal,
45(4), 758
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768.

Ma, J. (2012). Trends in Tuition and Fees, Enrollment, and State Appropriations for Higher Education by state. The
College Board

Maddux, C. D., & Johnson, D. (2010). Global Trends and Issues in Information Technology in Education.
Computers in
the Schools
. pp. 145
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154.

Mietzner, Reger, G. (2005). Advantages and disadvantages of scenario approach for strategic foresight. International
Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning 220
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239.

New Media Consortium (2012).
Horizon Report: Higher Education Edition

Austin, Texas.

Pennington, R., Paredes, J., Mai Yin, T., Timpte, C., Sauder, D., & Pursell, D. (2010). Adapting to Student Learning
Styles: Using Cell Phone Technology in Undergraduate Science Instruction.

Journal Of Systemics, Cybernetics &
Informatics
,

8
(5), 1
-
5.

Post University (2011, 2012). Waterbury, Connecticut.
www.post.edu


Sobrero, P. M. (2004). Futuring: The implementation of anticipatory excellence. Journal of Extension, 42(2).