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Tuesday April 19, 2016 - 9:00am
Nottoway (4th Floor)
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
In Search of a Quality Online Program: Steps for Program Evaluation and Improvement
Date: 04/19
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton
Co-presenter: Karen Pedersen
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Participants will learn to apply the OLC Quality Scorecard metrics, uncover and evaluate quality indicators in key categories, and consider thoughtful recommendations for implementation.


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $195 Early Bird / $225 Full Price

 
Tuesday April 19, 2016 - 9:00am
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Going Digital: Strategies to Move to Open and Digital Resources
Date: 04/19
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Gain knowledge of how to build a faculty=friendly open repository of open access and digital resources, implement a program that supports the use of such resources, and navigate the publishing industry to advocate for student-friendly eBooks for students.


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $195 Early Bird / $225 Full Price

 
Tuesday April 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
Nottoway (4th Floor)
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Create an Epic Win and Level-Up Your Classroom with Gameful Design
Date: 04/19
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes
Co-presenter: Kevin Bell
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to effectively implement gameful design in your classroom to improve the student learning experience and enhance intrinsic motivation.


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $195 Early Bird / $225 Full Price

 
Tuesday April 19, 2016 - 1:00pm
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
The Early College Experience in the Digital Age
Date: 04/19
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will discuss the next generation of early-college programs, the need for these program to evolve, and effective delivery of such programs.


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $195 Early Bird / $225 Full Price

 
Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 8:30am
Bayside A (4th Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Maintaining Access and Inclusion When Innovating
Date: 04/20
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Kathleen Stone
Co-presenters: Antonia Jokelova, Julie Rummings, Anne Lane
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Innovations need to be available to all learners. Workshop participants will explore accessibility challenges and how to take action to benefit all students.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 8:30am
Bayside B (4th Floor)
  • MERLOT
MERLOT TAACCCT
Welcome, Introduction, Goals for TAACCCT Community Building and Overview of SkillsCommons Services to support TAACCCT grantee's successes & Forum for Framing Our Strategies
Date: 04/20
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley
Track: N/A
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

 

8:30am-9:30am

Welcome, instructions, goals for TAACCCT community building, and overview of SkillsCommons services to support TAACCCT grantees' successes

This session will include a welcome, introductions, and review of goals for TAACCCT community building, as well as overview of SkillsCommons services to support TAACCCT grantee success.

  • SkillsCommons SUPPORT Center to meet SGA requirements and to implement the Makeover Strategy 
  • New SkillsCommons CONNECT Center to support TAACCCT success though building communities and community projects that will help sustain the success of TAACCCT projects and the broader TAACCCT mission
    • Why SkillsCommons?  It can provide support system for sustainability, annual conference, your owndership, longevity, working library, and more...
  • Highlight INNOVATE Activities
  • Q/A 

9:30am-10:00am

Giving Voice to TAACCCT Grantee Needs:  Forum for Framing Our Strategies

  • Identifying local and "global" strategies that can help institutions and programs
  • Shaping priorities and interests of participants

Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 8:30am
Bayside C (4th Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Leveraging Expert Instructional Designer Strategies to Develop Quality Online Courses
Date: 04/20
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Kevin Hulen
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

As the demand for quality online courses continues to increase, the response by many institutions of higher education has been to seek national standards in course design and format to guide the online course development process.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 8:30am
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
  • Workshop
  • MERLOT
Workshop
How to Create Open Education Resources (OER) with MERLOT Content Builder
Date: 04/20
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Barbra Bied Sperling
Co-presenter: Jason Stanton
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Learn to create OER with the MERLOT Content Builder web development tool. It allows you create web pages/web sites for use in online teaching.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 8:30am
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Teaching Critical Thinking in Online and Blended Environments
Date: 04/20
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Ben Paris
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Struggling to introduce critical thinking activities into your programs? In this session, you'll learn how to integrate this essential skill into any subject matter.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 8:30am
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Employers as Action-aries! Launching Successful Sector Partnerships
Date: 04/20
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Maria Fieth
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Detailed, step by step processes of successfully launching a sector partnership


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 8:30am
Nottoway (4th Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Enhancing Creativity, Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration Skills Through Online Double-Looped Peer Review
Date: 04/20
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Dmytro Babik
Co-presenter: Nancy Savino
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Hands-on workshop on the innovative pedagogical approach and supporting online technology for engaging peer review in large and online courses with complex creative assignments

***NOTE: Attendees are encourage to bring a tablet or laptop with them for this workshop. The presentation will be very interactive; the presenters would like attendees actively engaged.***


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 8:30am
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Play It: A Game-Based Peer-Review Model for Quality Online Courses
Date: 04/20
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Nora Scully
Co-presenters: Jackson Wilson, Kurt Daw, Jonathan Lee
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Motivate faculty to design quality online learning and teaching through the use of games, project based learning, and a validated quality course assessment rubric.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 8:30am
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Never Waste a Leadership Opportunity: Reframing Local Technological Changes for Academic Transformation
Date: 04/20
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: J. Garvey Pyke
Co-presenter: Elizabeth Ciabocchi
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Left unharnessed, technological changes have the power to disrupt institutions chaotically. However, leaders must control these changes to transform the institution in desired ways.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 8:30am
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit Introduction for Teams
Date: 04/20
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Laura Pasquini
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Solution Design Summit (SDS) Teams will meet with the SDS leaders for an introduction to the program, problem introduction, etc.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 8:30am
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Fork U! A GitHub Approach to Learning and Collaboration
Date: 04/20
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Adam Croom
Co-presenter: John Stewart
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how educators can appropriate the affordances of GitHub for open teaching and collaborative design.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 9:15am
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Bridging the Classroom-workplace Gap: Leveraging Student Ingenuity to Create Authentic Learning Experiences
Date: 04/20
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Joni Tornwall
Co-presenters: Julia Donegan, Phillip Newman
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Loosen your grip on content creation without losing control of your objectives through student-generated digital course content and the principles of authentic learning.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 10:00am
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Wanna Play?
Date: 04/20
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Phylise Banner
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This demo will focus on the role of “play” in teaching and learning, exploring methods and tools that we can use to engage our learning communities in “play”. Join us as we opt in to playful expression with innovative approaches to instructional design, course development, and learning community solutions.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 10:00am
Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
How Predictive Analytics Can Impact Student Retention
Date: 04/20
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kenneth Chapman
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Student retention is one of the most challenging issues facing higher education today. Early intervention is key to ensuring students stay on track, but alert systems have been in the market for more than 15 years, and on-time completion rates have only seen a 1% improvement in that time.

The Brightspace Student Success System™ is a new kind of early intervention system that uses predictive analytics to improve students’ chances of success. It acts as a personalized academic progress tool to help instructors quickly identify at-risk students and take action.

Learn how several higher education institutions are using Brightspace to improve student outcomes and retention rates with proven results.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 10:30am
Bayside A (4th Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Call to Action: How to Promote Active Learning While Handling the Hard Stuff
Date: 04/20
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Laurie Lyons
Co-presenters: Paige McDonald, Linda Cotton
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Use tools and techniques to blend or enhance for active learning with an emphasis on selecting technologies aligned with pedagogical objectives. Confront common concerns.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 10:30am
Bayside B (4th Floor)
  • MERLOT
MERLOT TAACCCT
Getting Started with Forming Communities: Facilitated whole group discussions with planning templates
Date: 04/20
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley
Track: N/A
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Facilitated small group discussions with planning templates

  • Guided thinking regarding value, opportunities and needs for forming communities
  • 5 principles of effective collective impact (common agenda, mutually reinforcing activities, shared measurement systems, effective communication, & administrative support)
  • Exploring potential community themes:  How should we organize ourselves?
    • By Industry Sectors (e.g. Manufacturing, IT, Healthcare, Energy, etc.)
    • By Program Strategies (e.g. Career Pathways, stacked/latticed credentials; student support services)
    • By Pedagogical Strategies (e.g. Evidence-Based Design; Online and technology-enabled learning; competency-based education; prior learning assessment)
    • By Partnership Strategies (e.g. Strategic Alignment with the Workforce System and Other Stakeholder, Employer engagement with sectors)
    • By Other Strategies
  • Action Item:  Identify Community Themes
  • Action Item:  Define mission and principles for communities (larger scale)
  • Action Item:  Defining what SkillsCommons and other partnersneed to bring to the table
  • Conclude with discussion planning the next community meeting at 2:30pm

Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 10:30am
Bayside C (4th Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Synchronous and Asynchronous Video in Education - Tools and Techniques
Date: 04/20
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Lyle Wetsch
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

The use of video has become integral to many disciplines and is increasingly accessible. This session will provide the tools and techniques to optimize deployment.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 10:30am
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Leading by Solving Problems: A Framework for Motivating Change At Any Level
Date: 04/20
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Dylan Herx
Co-presenter: Emily Goldstein
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

In large organizations, it's easy to feel powerless to make a difference. This workshop will layout a hands-on framework for doing just that.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 10:30am
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
globalEDGE.msu.edu: Your (Free and Open) Source for Global Business Knowledge
Date: 04/20
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Sarah Singer
Co-presenter: Tunga Kiyak
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

globalEDGE.msu.edu is used by millions of people and companies in the United States and around the world each year to engage in the global marketplace.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 10:30am
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Explore the 7 C's of Blended Learning
Date: 04/20
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Marcia Kish
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Explore the 7 C's of Blended Learning. The workshop will showcase how to implement creativity, collaboration, communication, curiosity, compassion into the blended learning classroom.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 10:30am
Nottoway (4th Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Crafting Stunning Presentations
Date: 04/20
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Michael Berman
Co-presenter: Michelle Pacansky-Brock
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Learn to take your presentations from stale to stunning by creating persuasive, memorable graphics that will captivate your audience.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 10:30am
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Going Out on A LEM
Date: 04/20
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Brett King
Co-presenters: Milissa A. Copeland, Kyle Motsinger
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

How do you share your teaching knowledge with others? Learn how Learning Environment Modeling (LEM) provides a common language for course design.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 10:30am
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
OER, Yikes! Jump Over the Moat and Learn How to Use OER in Academic Courses and Faculty Development
Date: 04/20
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Linda S. Futch
Co-presenters: Kelvin Thompson, Rohan Jowallah
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Open educational resources (OER), sound great but how do we use them? Get hands-on experience finding and using OER for your needs.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 10:30am
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit Advisory Groups
Date: 04/20
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Laura Pasquini
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Solution Design Summit (SDS) groups will meet with the SDS leaders and advisors to work on solutions to their proposed problems.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 10:30am
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Meeting the Potential of Hybridity: Access, Equity, and Inclusion
Date: 04/20
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Hogue
Co-presenters: Maha Bali, Autumm Caines, Whitney Kilgore, Andrea Rehn, Patrice Torcivia Prusko
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Equity and inclusion cannot occur when virtual participants only have access to the Twitter stream. Explore effective ways to engage in hybrid conference attendance.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 11:15am
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Shooting and Producing Great Video with the iPhone for On-Line Learning
Date: 04/20
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Steve Julin
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students love learning by watching videos. Producing an effective video is easy & the camera might be in your own pocket!


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Bayside A (4th Floor)
  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
Today's the Day: Balancing the Reality of Faculty Scholarship with Innovations in Digital Authorship
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Digital course development is broadly defined yet narrowly embraced. Despite the variety of authoring tools and the proliferation of instructional designers being hired nation wide, faculty still report the most significant barrier is lack of time.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Bayside B (4th Floor)
  • MERLOT
MERLOT TAACCCT
Makeover Services for Higher Education: Reusing And Improving TAACCCT OER
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley
Track: N/A
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Makeover services for higher education:  reusing and improving TAACCCT OER

  • Learn how your TAACCCT project can adopt technologies that will help you meet the SGA requirements of accessibility, UDL, licensing, and interoperability while improving quality and sustainability.
  • Learn how your institution can redesign the free and open educational resources in SkillsCommons to your institutional requirements in cost-effective ways with technology partners.

Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Bayside C (4th Floor)
  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Developing a Quality Improvement Process to Optimize Faculty Success
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Linda Merillat
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Analysis examines the effectiveness of embedding quality improvement within the School of Nursing based on a data-rich faculty enrichment process that correlate skills with results.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Sense of Belonging in Cyberspace: Examining the Impact of Hybrid Courses on Student Persistence
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ron Costello
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session focuses on a quantitative study of the effects of hybrid courses on student sense of belonging and satisfaction at a commuter campus.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Health Literacy Database At Miami University: Visual-Textual & Lexical Patterns for Health
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Valerie Ubbes
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Impacts on health literacy are possible when technological tools help adolescents and adults gain access to routines for daily living through visual-textual media.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Borgne (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Creating Official College Procedures and Guidelines Based on Best Practices in Online Learning
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Robert Anderson
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come see how Florida SouthWestern State College was able to get buy in from faculty to create formal policies for teaching online.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Create-Your-Own Quality, Interactive Digital Curriculum to Engage Students
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: David Evans
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

SoftChalk Cloud enables educators to create, manage and share their own interactive digital curriculum, and deliver it anywhere, anytime, on any device. Create activities, quizzes and integrate media to engage students and improve learning outcomes. Manage and track student learning, share content and collaborate with colleagues—all from the Cloud.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
6 Easy Steps to Building a Course in Adaptive Learning
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Judy Komar
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

From objectives to complete learning map, a quick and easy demonstration on how to get started in building an adaptive learning course in six easy steps.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Using Data and Project-Based Learning to Empower Students
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Leif Nelson
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation proposes a pedagogical model that uses data to empower students by offering alternative pathways to project-based curriculum. 

Archivist Notes


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Crafting an Institutional Distance Education Research Agenda
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Katie Linder
Co-presenter: Brad Zdenek
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presenters will describe the development of research units at two universities, including mission, vision and research priorities.

Archivist Notes


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Macro-Level Barriers to the Rejuvenation of Online Enrollment Growth
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Manfred Meine
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The core issue in overcoming barriers is for stakeholders to balance pressures of competition in attracting students with the academic quality of an online degree.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
You Can Go Anywhere: The Power of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Video Creation for Online Courses
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Olysha Magruder McRae
Co-presenter: Kelly Tzoumis
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you tired of stodgy video lectures for online courses? At this innovation lab, we will explore atypical video lecture creation like do-it-yourself green-screen recording.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Nottoway (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Design of a Dual-Pathway MOOC to Improve Student Transition From Secondary to Higher Education in Ireland
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Gavin Clinch
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This paper reports on innovations in MOOC design providing dual-pathways to improve the transition of students from Secondary to Higher Education in Ireland.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Can All Teachers Kahn? A Faculty Development Strategy to Support Instructors in Creating Effective Video Lessons
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Julia VanderMeer
Co-presenter: Christian Burke
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you help teachers turn the average lesson into a great video lesson? A design focused and just-in-time faculty development framework


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Poydras (3rd Floor)
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Mirum Agency Focus Group
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This is an invitation only event***


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Rampart (5th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Increasing Student Success Through Analytics and Course Design
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: David Lindrum
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Soomo works with universities in first-year courses to create highly interactive coursework, producing analytics that enable us to precisely modify the course design to improve outcomes.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Creative Design Strategies for Synchronous Online Classes
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lyra Hilliard
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this two-part workshop, participants will collaborate in an interactive mock class and develop a framework for synchronous online classes of their own.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Do You Speak Learning? Creating a Shared Language for Learning Design and Faculty Development
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Erin DeSilva
Co-presenters: Michael Goudzwaard, Elli Goudzwaard
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover how a model of pedagogical knowledge ignited a community of practice, resulting in constructive conversations among diverse campus constituents about effective teaching.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Simulation. Innovation! Exasperation? Education: Lessons Learned with the Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kimberly Michael
Co-presenter: Tanya Custer
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Presenters will highlight best practices, exam outcomes and student perceptions on the use of the Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table for teaching anatomy and pathology.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 1:30pm
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
I2 - Innovation Via Integration
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Antonia Levy
Co-presenter: Carl Moore
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During this highly interactive conversation, participants will explore how traditional inclusion-related barriers can instead become opportunities for innovation. Facilitators will model what they preach.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Integration of Technology and Academic Support to Create an Open Learning Community for Doctoral Research
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Ronald Berman
Co-presenter: Nikki Mancuso
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation describes the integration of technology and learner support to create and deploy a private on-line collaborative learning community for 5,000+ doctoral learners.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Quality Online Preparation: Faculty Preparedness and Faculty Development Programs
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Erin O'Brien
Co-presenter: Dorothy Haggerty
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Qualities of a prepared online faculty member will be discussed as well as the development of the faculty preparation program at their institution and others.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Is Your LMS Ready for Faculty to Switch to Hybrid and/or Blended Teaching?
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Lydia Cavieux
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How to build a LMS that is ready for your faculty and students to use for blended and online courses


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
BAM! Kick It Up A Notch: Giving Voice to Your Online Course
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Sheri Lazare
Co-presenter: Elizabeth Bobo
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Workshop leaders facilitate the creation of interactive audio/visual modules for use in online classes.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
A Design for Teaching Skill-Based Courses - Group Piano Online
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Susanna Garcia
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will consider the challenges and opportunities of creating and teaching a skill-based class in the distance learning environment.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Profiling the Success of Online Students Through Their Chosen Learning Environments
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Maeghen L MacDonald
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using Astin's IEO model as a lens to better understand online students' experiences with their educational environments in an effort to improve academic achievement.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Defining and Measuring Competencies: Best Practices for Competency-based Education
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Barbara Rowan
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will outline where competencies come from and how to write them, as well as present an assessment strategy for measuring learner competence.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Enhancing the Instructional Paradigm: The CSU Faculty Digital Ambassadors Project
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Leslie Kennedy
Co-presenters: Gerry Hanley, Daniel Soodjinda
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

CSU Digital Ambassadors champion the use of educational technologies within their campuses. We will discuss how campuses can empower faculty as ambassadors on their campuses.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Faculty Forward Instructional Design: Putting the Heart in Innovation
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Amy Hale
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Helix Education presents a collaborative approach to instructional design that supports faculty members, promotes their expertise, and creates the conditions for institutional innovation.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:00pm
Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Navigating the Evolving World of Online Proctoring
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Lynn Colgin
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

The online education environment is ever evolving, with digital tools and advanced technology redefining the traditional college experience. There is a global demand for flexibility and convenience in higher education, with a growing number of students turning to online education. ProctorU helps protect the academic integrity of online programs around the world and provides unique value to institutions by addressing different online touch points with customizable digital solutions. Today’s session will cover the latest tools and technology available.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Bayside A (4th Floor)
  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
Inside The User-Driven Design Process- Ongoing Lessons and Insights Gained from Developing a Higher Ed Product
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sunny Lee
Co-presenter: Seth Greenberg
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When developing a product, it is critical to acutely understand the user and the pain points they experience during their journey. EdSurge has been conducting extensive user interviews and testings to understand the higher ed audience, their needs and motivations. Join us to learn more about our user-centered research, lessons learned and insights gained.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Bayside B (4th Floor)
MERLOT TAACCCT
Community Incubation Meetings
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley
Track: N/A
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Each community group (as defined by whole group at 10:30 session) will meet at tables to discuss the benefits of establishing their TAACCCT community to advance workforce develoopment goals.

  • Discussion of leadership opportunities
  • Reframing the larger picture to individual communities
  • Action Item:  Scoping the community goals
  • Action Item:  Identify measures of success
  • Action Item:  Identify resources needed
  • Indentify initial commitments by community members (Champions)

Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Bayside C (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Robotic Telepresence in Distance Learning
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Michael Rouan
Co-presenter: Kyle Creason
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A comprehensive look at the state of Robotic Telepresence in Distance Learning including an overview of current players in the space will be critically examined.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Borgne (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Building the Infrastructure for Innovative Collaborative Course Design and Development
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jennifer M McVay-Dyche
Co-presenter: Leigh Tedesco
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Gain tips for building an infrastructure to support innovation in online course design and development processes.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Putting Adaptive Learning Into Practice with Southern Illinois University
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Bosarge
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

See how SIU is using adaptive learning technology to identify struggling students, streamline content delivery, and provide personalized remedial support.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Estherwood (4th Floor)
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
Moving from Faculty to Administrator in Ed Tech: What I wish I knew before the move
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Rolin Moe
Co-presenters: Sorel Reisman, Jill Leafstedt
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Estherwood (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many faculty take on administration roles at some point of their career. Some are given broadened faculty duties to assist other faculty with educational technology. What it is like making a transition from a faculty member to an administrator? What are the biggest lessons you learned? What were the resources, mentors, and colleagues that helped guide you in your transition? What are the particular resources that you would recommend faculty members utilize?

This session will attempt to answer those questions and more, so come ready for a lively discussion.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
The Impact of Personalized Learning: Strategies for Expanding Access and Improving Outcomes
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Alison Pendergast
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will discuss how advances in data-driven instructional design and learning analytics are enabling improvements in learning outcomes – particularly in high enrollment, general education gateway courses.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Utilizing Innovative Customizable Pathways / Dual-Layer MOOC Course Design for True Individualized Learning
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Matt Crosslin
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Recent work on customizable pathways course design points to interesting possibilities for individualized learning. This session will discuss how to create dual-layer courses.

Archivist Notes


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Advancing Educational Innovation Through Faculty Development for Blended Learning Implementation
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Cub Kahn
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This conversation will explore pros and cons of six different means to develop faculty capacity to design and deliver hybrid courses. Brainstorming other approaches encouraged!

Archivist Notes


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Hybrid Classroom for Three Different Audiences: On-Campus, Synchronous Online, and Asynchronous Online
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Marko Suvajdzic
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Direct and up to date report on a 2 year research project on hybrid learning at the Digital Worlds Institute, University of Florida


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
DIY: Create Your Own Innovation Hub
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Madara Mason
Co-presenter: Heidi Olson
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about structures and games meant to help innovators improve, transform, and disrupt conventional approaches to education. Create your own higher education Innovation Hub.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Nottoway (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Legitimacy of Digital Badges for Documenting Competencies in Today's Workplace
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Brenda Perea
Co-presenter: Larry Good
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Micro-credentials benefit students providing an explicit record of competencies illustrating mastery of specific industry skills enhancing their employability.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
A Model of Organizational Innovation: A Case Study of Penn State's World Campus
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Maeghen L MacDonald
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As a case study, Penn State's World Campus is used to examine Amabile (1988)'s Model of Organizational Innovation in the context of online education


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Poydras (3rd Floor)
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
SmarterServices Focus Group
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This session is open for sign-ups. Please complete the form to RSVP to attend.***

Cheaters Gonna Cheat? Using multiple proctoring modalities as a deterrent against academic dishonesty.

Fostering a climate of academic integrity is a worthy goal for all of our programs. But sometimes it seems that a person who is intent on cheating will do so despite our efforts. It may be the case that when a student takes an exam for one course that they detect weaknesses in the proctoring modality and exploit that on future exams. With that in mind, is there merit in providing multiple proctoring modalities depending on the nature of the exam with some being more high stakes than others?

In the 2016 Annual Proctoring Practices Survey we collected perceptions of students and faculty about which proctoring modalities are the strongest deterrents to cheating.  You are invited to participate in this Focus Group during which we will share the results of the proctoring survey and engage participants in reflection on managing multiple proctoring modalities and practices that are deterrents to cheating on exams.

A $100 Amazon Gift card will be awarded to a randomly selected participant.  You may also review the survey results prior to the session by following this link to prompt your reflection prior to the session

Session presented by Dr. Mac Adkins, CEO & Founder - SmarterServices


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Flipping the Laboratory with Interactive Online Exercises
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sacha Johnson
Co-presenter: Susan Galindo
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will demonstrate how online instruction can deliver meaningful and engaging learning objects to "flip" the student laboratory similar to flipping the classroom.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Manufacturing in Indiana: An Integrated K12/Community College Approach
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kara Monroe
Co-presenter: Elizabeth Lerch
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Hire Technology uses a blended delivery model to provide Indiana high school students with unparalleled access to industry-driven manufacturing and logistics education.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Free-Range Faculty; Untethering the Teacher in a Technology-Enhanced Classroom
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Michael Avis
Co-presenter: Alexandra MacLennan
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Providing solutions in removing the cables from the technology-enhanced classroom and opening up the space for a truly collaborative experience.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 2:30pm
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Using the TPACK Framework to Grow a Center for Teaching and Online Learning
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Schwedler
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A collaboration between academic and IT divisions, led to a cohort-based pilot, founded in the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Competency-Based Education: Everyone's Talking About It; UMHB is Making It Happen
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Sarah Sanchez
Co-presenter: Chris Valada
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We'll take you from theory to action in this informative presentation by UMHB about their Competency-Based Education Program called MyWay.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Master Series Applied! Central Facets for Leading Effective, Sustainable, High Quality Online Programs
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Redd
Co-presenter: Sherri Restauri
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will discuss the most pertinent topics for developing and sustaining a strong university online program based upon OLC's related Mastery Series workshop.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Course Design: Pedagogical Approaches to Assessing Higher Order Cognitive Skills
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jennipher Murphy
Co-presenter: Tofool Alghanem
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Courses that teach new pedagogical methods, to include communication, teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, and self-assessment, are required for the 21st century workplace.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Utilizing Information Technology for Skills Labs in a Graduate Nursing Program
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kelli Whitted
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Graduate nursing faculty must incorporate the use of information technology in order to match the learning styles of today's nursing students.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Creating Impactful Student Experiences and Innovation Through Adaptive Learning and Virtual Reality
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Robert Hasel
Co-presenter: Lia Osburn
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Combining new learning technology such as the virtual dissection table and adaptive learning can lead higher levels of student critical thinking and engagement.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Effectively Leading and Empowering Student Workers to Promote Job Readiness and Quality Course Development
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Erica Curry
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An interactive session exploring a leadership model that empowers student workers, fostering quality work, innovative culture, and job readiness.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Just Sayin': The Benefits of Incorporating Oral Activities in a Cyber Classroom
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Martha Ezell
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Introducing new technologies in an online course requires a mixture of well-designed course tools, consistent technical support, and starting small.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Power of the Course Mapping Worksheet for Online Course Development
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Megan Linos
Co-presenter: Elissa T. Mitchell
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will experience how a course mapping worksheet can positively change faculty's motivation and confidence in online teaching. Hands-on exercise and discussion will be encouraged.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Invigorate the Whole Learner Experience and Reawaken Your Love of Teaching with Adaptive Courseware
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Sabrina Fuchs
Co-presenter: Jim Thompson
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how Adaptive Courseware enhances your teaching experience and your students' learning experience. The session includes case-studies and addresses common questions around Adaptive Courseware.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 3:00pm
Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
  • MERLOT
MERLOT TAACCCT
Blackboard Makeover Studio Session
Date: 04/20
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD- Placeholder


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 3:15pm
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Virtual Reality Lab
Date: 04/20
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton
Co-presenters: Denise Malloy, Tara Tansil-Gentry
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the first proclaimed ‘App-ologist’ (the study of mobile apps for education and workforce enhancement) for a hands-on, interactive experience using VR headsets and Google Cardboard. The first 30 participants in the lab will receive a giveaway from Robbie, so make sure not to miss this live lab.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 3:45pm
Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Ignite Your Content with Adaptive Learning Technology: Adaptive General Education Courses and their Impact
Date: 04/20
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jim Thompson
Co-presenter: Hank Bowman
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Being featured in almost every education technology trend report for 2016, Adaptive Learning is a concept most of us have heard about but how many know how it works in reality and how it impacts classroom or web-based teaching? In this session, Hank Bowman, VP of Academic Partnerships at CogBooks, will illustrate the power of adaptive learning technology by demonstrating two exemplar General Education courses in History and Biology developed by Arizona State University faculty members and CogBooks. Attendees will be able to explore how Adaptive Courseware personalizes the learning path for each individual in order to lead to evidently higher student success and retention and thus a more sustainable teaching approach. 


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 3:45pm
Rampart (5th Floor)
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Canvas as the Next Generation LMS
Date: 04/20
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Carli Tegtmeier
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

What is next for the LMS? Come see what makes Canvas the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment.  Openness, interoperability, personalization and a modern UI are just a few of the things that make Canvas the most usable and adaptable platform for teaching and learning.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Bayside A (4th Floor)
  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Featured Session
Virtual Classroom Training: The Results of A Qualitative Study of Synchronous Teaching Preparation
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Glenn Kessler
Co-presenter: Jill Buban
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will review the findings of a research study conducted in January 2016 that focused on the types of training, if any, online instructors have received that pertains to teaching in the online environment.

The study was conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Virginia who have broad experience in the field of online learning and believe that knowledge of the kind of training our colleagues have received will help academics and administrators shape training programs going forward. The Online Learning Consortium collaborated with the team of researchers to distribute the survey and present the research findings.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Bayside B (4th Floor)
  • MERLOT
MERLOT TAACCCT
SoftChalk Makeover Studio Session
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley
Track: N/A
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD - Placeholder


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Bayside C (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Implementing Innovation: Selecting, Managing, and Sustaining Technology Change
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Judith Bayliss
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What makes innovation succeed? This session examines 7 institutional actions vital to the successful roll-out of new technology coupled with new responsibilities for faculty.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Borgne (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Faculty Bridge the Digital Divide - Using Universal Access
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Pruitt
Co-presenter: Gerry Hanley
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An emerging framework to remove barriers to innovation by providing the faculty support services needed to embrace universal design and accessibility of instructional materials.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Online Proctoring with DIY Exam Flexibility Using LTI
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Ryan Burg
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What if online proctoring solutions could do more than just proctor tests? What if they could revolutionize how instructors registered online exams – and save them time?


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Estherwood (4th Floor)
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Flat World Focus Group
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Track: N/A
Location: Estherwood (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This session is invitation only***


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
Above and Beyond HEOA Compliance: Online Proctoring À La Carte
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Andrew Caldwell
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online proctoring has matured to offer a suite of options for institutions seeking to meet specific compliance objectives, but e-learning isn't one size fits all.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Investigating Course-Level Analytics in Online Classes
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Scott Schopieray
Co-presenter: Angelika Kraemer
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation focuses on our work understanding course-level analytic data both during a particular semester and across course offerings.

Archivist Notes


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Boundless Collaboration: Breaking the Barriers of Communication Within Personal Learning Networks
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore
Co-presenters: Bruce Bennett, Cris Guenter, Angela Gunder, Elaine Lawrence, Esperanza Zenon, Laurie Tenzer
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It is difficult to innovate in a vacuum. Come discover the power of personal learning networks, how they work, and what they can do for you.

Archivist Notes


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
A Collaborative Approach to Course Redesign with Student-Centered Learning Just One Click Away
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Robert Herrick
Co-presenters: Sheree Buikema, Debra Dunlap Runshe
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Details of an innovative, blended learning course design that promotes student affordability and interactive learning just one click away will be provided.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Creating a Communication Model So That Students Listen (And Take Action!): The "Successful You" Project
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Kelvin Thompson
Co-presenter: DeLaine Priest
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A model for "translating" institutional messages into "student-to-student voice" via student-friendly media in a high traffic venue with an overt emphasis on clear action steps.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Nottoway (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Using the OLC Quality Scorecard to Drive Innovation and Change in Distance Education Programs
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Joshua Book
Co-presenters: Debbie Thorne, Matthew Eichler
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The OLC Quality Scorecard self-study process broke down barriers between organizational divisions and drives continuing innovation in Texas State University's distance education programs.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
Leveraging Technology in Health Professions Education: Enhanced, Blended, and Online Learning
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Paige McDonald
Co-presenters: Steven Crawford, Kimberly Michael, Debra Herrmann
Track: N/A
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Interactive discussion between the audience and a panel comprised of health professions educators to address technology integration to meet the needs of health professions education.  Panelists will briefly address approaches to technology integration at the course and program levels, overcoming barriers, and lessons-learned. Audience members are asked to prepare questions in advance regarding the session topic.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Poydras (3rd Floor)
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Blackboard Focus Group
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This session is invitation only***


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Acting on Actionable Intelligence: Using Learning Analytics to Inform Interventions in a Historically Challenging Course
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Phil Denman
Co-presenters: Linda Woods, Maureen Guarcello
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how predictive learning analytics, paired with peer-led Supplemental Instruction, improved student performance by two letter grades within a highly repeatable undergraduate blended learning course.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
More Than Just a Document: Redesigning the Syllabus for Digital Environments
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Ary Aranguiz
Co-presenter: Laura Dicht
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

If your course is delivered online, your face-to-face syllabus won't work! Learn to compose a structurally and discursively appropriate syllabus for teaching online.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Disrupting Education: Best Practice and Discovery for Online Education of Students with Learning Differences
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Adrienne Major
Co-presenter: Melissa Wetherby
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation explores evidence-based practices for creating online courses for students with LD, and offers new findings on the success of innovations for online education.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 4:00pm
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Building a Culture of Pedagogical Innovation: Overcoming Faculty Resistance to Change
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Sheree Meyer
Co-presenter: Frederika Harmsen
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Why do faculty say "no" to innovation? Conversation will focus on identifying sites of resistance and developing "high impact practices" for successful faculty development.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Articles of Pyratical Pedagogy: The Classroom as Hydrarchy
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Stacy Greathouse
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Sign on to hear tale of classroom crews finding authentic treasures under "The Articles of Pyratical Pedagogy".


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Course Innovation Grants: Implementing a Successful Professional Development Plan
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Francesca Socolick
Co-presenter: Ilana Levinson
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How does an institution encourage a culture of technology-driven pedagogical experimentation? This session examines how NYU Steinhardt designed a school-wide framework supporting faculty to develop high-quality, technology-enhanced courses within an 8 week period.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Collaborative Design of a Novel Electronic Platform to Support Innovative Teaching Strategies in Nursing
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Cindra Holland
Co-presenter: Matthew Davis
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Collaborative design of a novel electronic platform to support innovative teaching strategies utilizing unfolding case studies in gateway courses to support knowledge transfer.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
New From the AMS Education Program: Dynamic Ebooks That Add Excitement to Your Online and Blended Courses
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: James Brey
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Look no further than the AMS for brand new, innovative ebooks that engage students with dynamic content.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Accelerated Summer College: Timely Pedagogical Innovation
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Kellie Campbell
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Accelerated Summer College at Saint Michael's is a six-week, eight-credit experience that offers an innovative instructional model to help students get ahead.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
LEARN: A New Model for Instructional Design
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Carolyn Schmidt
Co-presenter: John Jones
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Current models for instructional design cannot keep up with today's demands. Time to embrace a new model focusing on satisfaction and the joy of discovery.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Design Lab! Developing and Sustaining Capacity to Design Effective Online Courses and Programs
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Lisa Johnson
Co-presenters: PhD, Michael Kolodziej, Andrew Shean
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explains how Ashford University created the "Design Lab" for developing and sustaining faculty capacity to design effective online courses and programs.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
An Active Learning Cohort Model for Adult Education
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Eric Malm
Co-presenter: Marguerite Weber
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We present an Active Learning Cohort Model for adult students that restructures content delivery, rethinks student participation, and reimagines how students learn and succeed.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Innovation Fatigue: Pursuing Personally Meaningful Work in the Current Educational Technology Climate
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Patrice Torcivia Prusko
Co-presenter: Andrew Saltarelli
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join a discussion on how edtech professionals can pursue personally meaningful work in a climate (efficiency models, technocentrism) that can sometimes limit agency and creativity.


Wednesday April 20, 2016 - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Reachin' Out to Meet the Changes
Date: 04/20
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Rolin Moe
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Embracing the structures of education means understanding the complexities of all members of the community. There are no shortcuts.


  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Using Core Values to Collaborate, Innovate, and Educate
Date: 04/20
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Julie Larsen
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Starting with values identification allows peer educators to name their own “why” and develop better mentoring relationships. Give your learners the toolbox, and let them build their own course.


  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
From Redlining to Digital Redlining
Date: 04/20
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Chris Gilliard
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Digital footprints serve discriminatory purposes similar to traditional forms of redlining that are now outlawed. Academic IT policies risk complicity with such discrimination.


  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Today's the Day: Balancing the Reality of Faculty Scholarship with Innovations in Digital Authorship
Date: 04/20
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Streamed session
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Digital course development is broadly defined yet narrowly embraced. Despite the variety of authoring tools and the proliferation of instructional designers being hired nation wide, faculty still report the most significant barrier is lack of time.


  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
There's A Lot More Going on Behind That Screen
Date: 04/20
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Paul Brown
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Moving learners from external to internal motivation and how the developmental process plays out online.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Bayside A (4th Floor)
  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
What's Going on Behind the Screen with Traditionally-Aged College Undergraduates
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Paul Brown
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Presenting research on how social and digital technology impacts the development of 18-24 year old college undergraduates and implications for practice.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Bayside B (4th Floor)
  • MERLOT
MERLOT TAACCCT
Resiliency as a Community Strategy
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley
Track: N/A
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Panel presentation followed by small group discussions about how resiliency could become a community strategy engaging many TAACCCT projects.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Bayside C (4th Floor)
  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Overcoming Barriers to Effective Blended Learning: Research Findings to Support Student Success
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Linda S. Futch
Co-presenter: Kelvin Thompson
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Research findings identified best practice strategies for the design of effective blended courses. "Comfort" emerged as an important construct to mediate student success.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Innovative Writing Support: Who Needs It, Uses It, Benefits From It, and What Can Be Done to Increase Utilization?
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Mindy Sloan
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation showcases the results of a study of learners in an online learning setting, and challenges to increasing utilization of innovative writing supports.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Assessing Readiness for Online Education - Research Models for Identifying Students At Risk
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Katherine Conway
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study explored the interaction between student characteristics and the online environment, to explore differential results between online versus face-to-face course performance and subsequent persistence.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Borgne (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Developing a Mission Critical Operations Curriculum Using Emerging Technologies
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Noah Spencer
Co-presenter: Jennifer Lawson
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will cover the development of a new Mission Critical Operations curriculum and new technologies being used to encourage student engagement.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Paving the Way to Academic Success for At Risk Students
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Tina Sillavan
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Blended / Personalized Learning is transforming traditional classrooms into interactive, individualized work spaces where at risk students are engaged, motivated, and successful.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
Student-Centered Course Design in Canvas
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Travis N. Thurston
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our online instructors requested help redesigning student-centered courses, while still allowing for instructor guidance. Learn how we’re customizing courses for our students in Canvas.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Innovating the Pedagogy of Group Work with New Technology
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Erin DeSilva
Co-presenter: Rebecca Taub
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Successful group assignments include: appropriate support, excellent learning questions, and optimum technologies. Discuss and explore these technologies and best practice for student use.

Archivist Notes


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Women Who Innovate in Higher Ed: Challenges & Strategies
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Patrice Torcivia Prusko
Co-presenters: Laura Pasquini, Jessica L. Knott, Amy Collier, Tanya Joosten
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A conversation about the barriers and potential solutions to how women can lead innovation in edtech.

Archivist Notes


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Don't Put Your Phones Away: Using Cellphones to Engage Students in Real-time
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Shani Suber
Co-presenter: Sherry Boyd
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty will integrate technology with devices students already have in their pockets


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Interaction Beyond the Discussion Board
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Megan Mulholland
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Tools like blogs, wikis, VoiceThread, and social media can be used in online and hybrid courses to foster greater interactivity and engagement beyond discussion boards.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Creating Rich Digital Learning Experiences
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Lorenzo Vallone
Co-presenter: Phil Ice
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Delivering dynamic, interactive content, that can be accessed equally across the desktop and mobile, has proven challenging for virtually all institutions. This session focuses on how technological innovation, creative excellence, and learning architecture converge to create vibrant learning environments in a highly scalable manner to increase cognitive outcomes, student satisfaction, retention, and return on investment.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Nottoway (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Virtual Assistance Labs and Just-In-Time-Online Proactive Feedback: Reducing Statistics Anxiety In Graduate Students
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Carla Thompson
Track: N/A
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The move from 16-week face-to-face lecture/laboratory classes to 8-week fully online graduate educational statistics courses at the University of West Florida initiated a new challenge for faculty and students. The challenge focused on concerns related to students’ statistics anxiety levels. Statistics courses are often viewed by graduate education students as anxiety producing, frightening, difficult, and impossible for successful completion. Students often postpone or avoid taking required statistics courses until late in their programs. The need to explore enhanced instructional options for faculty working with statistics anxious graduate students within an asynchronous teaching environment prompted the implementation of a two-fold statistics-friendly online approach: (1) an interactive technology approach involving virtual assistance laboratory (VAL) case studies using real-world statistical problems and (2) a just-in-time-online (JITO) personal proactive personal feedback approach involving daily reassuring consistent feedback from faculty members via online discussion threads. Significant reductions in average statistics anxiety levels of graduate students were found to empirically relate to specific types of positive feedback from faculty members. In addition, empirical evidence supporting the use of virtual case studies as beneficial for reducing students’ statistics anxiety levels and increasing students’ satisfaction levels was documented in support of this effort as an effective practice.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Walden Junto Model: Supporting Faculty Communities of Practice
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Laurie Bedford
Co-presenter: Laurel Walsh
Track: N/A
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty development for asynchronous instructors is often delivered to large groups via a webinar or self-paced tutorial. For more complex instructional tasks, the traditional model is insufficiently robust, and it does not allow for reflection or resource dissemination. To address professional development gaps in offerings, the Center for Faculty Excellence developed the Walden Junto model, designed to meet the expressed interest among Walden faculty to share ideas with like-minded individuals in a structured setting. The Walden Junto model is based on Wenger’s (1998) concept of a community of practice in that it (1) focuses on a clear need for knowledge sharing; (2) incorporates a paradigm that supports the building of trusting relationships; and (3) supports the development of skills necessary for successful practice. Walden University as an institution supports the Walden Junto by providing key support elements include supporting the structure for University wide-involvement, soliciting faculty interest and input, supporting collaboration across disciplines, and encouraging ongoing learning through reflection and professional discourse.

In 2015, 8 Juntos were offered and served 121 faculty.

  • Doctoral Learning as a Transformative Process
  • Focusing on our Feedback: Strategies for Developmental Writing Instruction at the Capstone Level
  • Supporting Students’ Qualitative Analysis
  • Socializing Doctoral Students: Helping Students Become Professionals
  • Hold Steady or Let It Go? Emotional Regulation in the Online Environment
  • Supporting Mentors in the College of Education
  • Supporting Mentors in the College of Management and Technology
  • Challenges and Resources in Qualitative Dissertations

Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Diving in: Scaffolding the Online Design Process for Accelerated Change
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Natalio Avani
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation describes the accelerated design process undertaken by a senior faculty member new to online teaching;an exemplar model for continued faculty design partnerships.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Poydras (3rd Floor)
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
CogBooks Focus Group
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This session is invitation only***


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Rampart (5th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Integrating Academic & Social Spheres in an Online Environment – A New Approach to Promoting Student Achievement and Retention
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Robert Tousignant
Co-presenter: Antoinette Torres
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Increasingly student learning needs to extend beyond the classroom.  Students are often emerging from high school without the active learning experiences that creates depth of understanding.  The ability to integrate academic and social spheres by leveraging an ecosystem that drives social engagement both in and outside the classroom can shape the student experience, drive engagement and improve retention.  In this session we’ll use Schoology’s next generation LMS as the backdrop to understanding how today’s students and faculty can come together in a highly engaging and immersive digital environment to connect, communicate, and collaborate.  


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Transformative Learning: Going Mobile with Your Students
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Shaun Beaty
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover why mobility matters and explore techniques for mobilizing your blended and/or online course.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Tomorrow's Technology for Today's Professional Certification: Adaptive Learning for High Stakes Licensure Preparation
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Joel English
Co-presenter: Patrick Weir
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how Aviation Institute of Maintenance is using adaptive, personalized learning and hands-on test preparation to ensure students' success with professional licensure from the FAA.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Online Discussion Forum Design and Facilitation: Applying the Community of Inquiry Framework to Promote Presence
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Thomas Mays
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explores the use of a tool for discussion forum design and facilitation that is grounded in the Community of Inquiry framework.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 9:00am
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Wall of COOL: Engaging Faculty Through Recognition
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: April Dawn
Co-presenter: Erick Zelaya
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Recognition is a positive force. Cal Poly Pomona's resource was created to celebrate sharing of ideas, techniques, and best practices that support student success.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Reimagining an Online Leadership Course to Inspire Student Engagement, Learning, and Satisfaction: A Data-Based Inquiry
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Catherine Honig
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An undergraduate leadership course is retooled and reenergized by experimenting with OER in service of a high-engagement, high-quality online teaching and learning experience.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Exploring Innovative Ways to Motivate Faculty to Stay On-Track with Online Course Development
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Darlene Smucny
Co-presenter: Stephen Nodine
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join in an interactive discussion exploring ways to motivate faculty in online course development through timing of stipends, instructional design support, and other incentives.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Construction and Validation of an Instructor Learning Analytics Implementation Model to Support At-Risk Students
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Holly McKee
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This research study will explore how instructors can effectively implement learning analytics to support academically at-risk students with the purpose of improving learning outcomes.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Online-Hybrid Course Sharing in Native American Studies: A Consortial Approach
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Roxanne Harde
Co-presenters: Brittany Johnson, Kevin Whalen
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Growing out of research on an online-hybrid course sharing consortium's project, this presentation considers the project's sustainability and impact alongside its learning outcomes.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
My Online Course Quality Review Rubric Has a First Name, It's O-S-C-Q-R
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Alexandra Pickett
Co-presenter: Dan Feinberg
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Meet OSCQR, the Open SUNY online course design rubric and process.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Badges, Certificates, and Self-Paced... Oh My! How to Develop a Faculty Training Program on Accessibility and UDL
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Marc Nash
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The development of a faculty training program that incorporates accessibility, UDL, badges, higher levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, and uses technology to be self-paced.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Collaboratory At Drexel University: Advancing Campus Collaboration Around Technology Enhanced Learning
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: John Davis
Co-presenter: Cory Schmitt
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Collaboratory at Drexel is a way for faculty, SMEs, and instructional designers to share new and innovative technologies across curricula and departments


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
A Virtual Career Preparation Program: Exploring Experiential Learning for Online Students
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Jasmine D. Darnell
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The objective of this presentation is to introduce a program which provides students with access to engage in virtual career preparation experiential learning opportunities.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Providing Flexible, Practical, and Transformative Online Faculty Development
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Karen Skibba
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how varying flexible faculty development approaches were leveraged and combined into one web portal to help instructors plan and teach quality online courses.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Bayside A (4th Floor)
  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
A New Lens on Digital Courseware: Navigating and Evaluating the Changing Landscape
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Gates Bryant
Co-presenters: Karen Pedersen, Vanessa Peters
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will feature a digital courseware taxonomy and framework for evaluating courseware, a result of a collaboration between Tyton Partners, the Online Learning Consortium and SRI International, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Bayside B (4th Floor)
  • MERLOT
MERLOT TAACCCT
Community Meetings - Part 1
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley
Track: N/A
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Divided into communities as defined by Wednesday afternoon session

  • Review draft community strategies and yesterday's agreements regarding common agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, effective communications, administrative support
  • Review items that have emerged as Opportunity Themes via the group discussions (commit to specific focus items next meeting)
  • Summarize progress in your planning

Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Bayside C (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Validating Students' "Career-ready Skills": Lessons Learned (So Far) From a System-wide Digital Badging Initiative
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: MJ Bishop
Co-presenters: Sherri N Braxton-Lieber, Mary Lang, Elizabeth (Beth) Mulherrin
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Lessons learned from a 2-year, system-wide project that is collaboratively exploring the feasibility of digital badges, both for our students and for prospective employers.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Borgne (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Rethinking Personalized Learning in Next Generation Courseware
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Kelly Gillerlain
Co-presenters: Julie Curtis, Patricia Beckenholdt
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To "personalize" learning, we must rethink learning design, pedagogy, content delivery, metacognition and learner-instructor relationships. Explore next generation digital courseware that applies this approach.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Captioning--A Cause for Concern?
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Mike Robichaux
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Docsoft AV appliance is a software and hardware solution designed to audio mine the spoken content in digital audio files and can automatically generate text transcripts.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
Solving Two Common eLearning Problems: Student Retention & Proctoring Process Management
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about solutions for boosting student retention by measuring non-cognitive indicators and managing the proctoring process for multiple proctoring modalities.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Scaling Up - Meeting the Challenges of Teaching a Large Online Class
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Mayuko Nakamura
Co-presenter: Linda Summers
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session explores the challenges faced while redesigning online and blended courses for large enrollment and explores ideas for scaling up activities and assessments.

Archivist Notes


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Dissolving the Divides Generated by the Growing Number of Stakeholders in the Lucrative Arena of Online Education
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Manfred Meine
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Key stakeholders in online education have expanded potentially creating new divides in the complex interrelationships between these actors.

Archivist Notes


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Phantom Vibrations: Technopathology and the Mindfulness Movement
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Bart Everson
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Technology enables, but it can also cause harm. Online teachers have an ethical responsibility to be aware of harm reduction practices.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Converting Analytics to Insights: Dissolving Divides Across Faculty, Advisors, & Students
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Barry
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Building an intervention approach to advising utilizing an analytics based, predictive case management framework that places students at the center of the learning experience.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Nottoway (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
At Scale - Leveraging Technology Toolsets to Support Instructional Design and Course Quality Metrics
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Natalie Murray
Co-presenter: Matt Gunkel
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An inside look at how Indiana University uses cutting edge dashboard to efficiently catalog course elements based on industry standard metrics across multiple disciplines.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Buyers are From Saturn, Sellers are From Jupiter: Navigating the Vendor/Client Relationship
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Carey Hamburg
Co-presenters: Claire Arabie, Jefre Hargroder
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Implementing effective instructional technology for your campus is a challenging process with many potential barriers. Come learn from our experiences navigating our complex vendor/client relationships.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Poydras (3rd Floor)
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
RealizeIt Focus Group
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This session is invitation only***


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Rampart (5th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Data, Design, and Dashboards: Using Analytics to Improve Learning Outcomes in CBE Programs
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jenny Yu
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will focus on the importance of capturing useful data in CBE programs and using that data to personalize the educational experience for students.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
FACULTY SUPPORT: A Playlist of Collaboration and Service "You've Got a Friend in Me"
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Judy Somers
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

"Name That Tune" Does the music in your head influence your interactions in your organization?


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Reimagining Data Driven Decisions Making with the Use of Innovative Technology
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Daniela Foerch
Co-presenter: Andrea Adelman
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Utilization of pre/in-service teachers targeted video analysis with the intent of instructional decision-making deeply rooted in assessment data.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Hybrid Flexible Course and Program Design: Models for Student-Directed Hybrids
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Brian Beatty
Co-presenters: Cathy Littlefield, Jackie Miller, David Rhoads, Mike Shurance, Maggie Beers, Dean R Shaffer
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this panel presentation, representatives from five institutions of higher education present a summary of their approach for student-directed hybrid flexible design: courses and programs.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 10:00am
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Role of the Instructional Designer in Driving Innovation in the Online Classroom
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Stephen Turner
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An exploration of how an instructional designer can support faculty members and encourage the use of innovative online teaching methods.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Less is More - Digital Commentary Grading
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Martin Mehl
Co-presenter: Luanne Fose
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will detail our experience training faculty to provide student feedback via video assessments. Save time and space while supporting transparency and mentoring.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Fragmented Learning? Making the Most Out of Course Design with Instructional Alignment
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Siyuan (Grace) Zhou
Co-presenter: Briana Johnson
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Help faculty to maximize course design with an easy to use instrumental approach to instructional alignment.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Applying Design Thinking and Agile Methodologies to Foster Rapid Innovation in Higher Education
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Michael Cottam
Co-presenter: Michelle Loyet
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore an innovation model and process that have helped Webster University to improve course development, academic advising, student enrollments and student success.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Leveraging the Affordances of Virtual Reality Systems Within A Blended Course Design Model
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Rohan Jowallah
Co-presenter: Luke Bennett
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will focus on leveraging the affordances of virtual reality systems within a blended course design model.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The One-Stop Shop: Effective Delivery of Course Content
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Alison Hedrick
Co-presenter: Debra Geist
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

So many resources, so little time for viewing. Are your students overwhelmed with the amount of material offered? Perhaps you should consider repackaging your course!


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Teaching in Virtual Classrooms: Meeting the Pedagogical Challenge
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Joseline Castanos
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Sharing lessons from ongoing research with English language teachers worldwide on best practices for teaching in virtual classrooms as part of a blended course.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
A Winning Hand: Strengthening DE Quality with POCR
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Anna Stirling
Co-presenter: Micah Orloff
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Free POCR lessons! Learn how Peer Online Course Review is being used to enhance the quality of online courses in the California Community College system.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Building Learning for Learners' Hands: A Multimedia Interactive Learning Experience
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Gaylon Emerzian
Co-presenter: Roger S. Brown
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Hear, touch and see what Central New Mexico Community College with Trillium Productions is doing to create a digital multimedia interactive learning experience for learners.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Panopticon or Path to Redemption? Supporting New Academic Policies with Intrusive Advising and Early Alert Systems
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Greg Ketcham
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Policy and technology solutions applied in tandem to build a success plan for academically at risk students. Big Brother or Big Idea?


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Supportive Peer Feedback in the Digital Environment: Peer Review Design for Courses and the Workplace
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Joni Tornwall
Co-presenter: Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Design and implement a supportive peer review process in the digital environment for an online course or in your workplace.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:00am
Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Gamification in Adaptive Courseware, and their Impact on the Whole Learner Experience
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Kevin Bell
Co-presenter: Jim Thompson
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Kevin Bell, Executive Director for Online Curriculum Development and Deployment at Northeastern University, will kick this session off by exploring how gamification is used in adaptive courseware, and its effect on intrinsic motivation and student agency. For the remainder of the session, Jim Thompson, CEO of CogBooks, will focus on the other aspects of students’ learning experience and how they are improved by adaptive courseware.

The presentation includes several case studies of faculty experiences with adaptive courseware, which gives attendees a unique opportunity to gain understanding of the changes they can expect to see in their students and how they can use the information provided by adaptive courseware to inform their interaction with students. Through all its functionalities, adaptive courseware provides the instructor with the tool set necessary to improve every part of a student's learning experience.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Bayside A (4th Floor)
  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
The Politics of Academic IT Policy: From Redlining to Digital Redlining
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Chris Gilliard
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Reinventions of redlining appear in digital practices affecting finance, employment, policing, and education. This digital redlining threatens working class students at community colleges


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Bayside B (4th Floor)
  • MERLOT
MERLOT TAACCCT
Makeover Partner Presentation by Blackboard: Reusing and Improving TAACCCT OER
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley
Track: N/A
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how your project can adopt Blackboard's extensive suite of technologies and services that will help you meet the SGA requirements of accessibility, UDL, licensing, and interoperability while improving quality and sustainability.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Bayside C (4th Floor)
  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Do Students Really Want Learning to Be Adaptive?
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Patsy Moskal
Co-presenter: Chuck Dziuban
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will concentrate on students' evaluation of their adaptive learning experience with the RealizeIT platform at the University of Central Florida (UCF).


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Examining Interactive and Metacognitive Processes in Student Learning: Findings From a Hybrid Instructional Environment
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Linda Feeney
Co-presenter: Shelly Meyers
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The researchers examined students' interaction, engagement, learning, critical thinking and problem solving skills in synchronous and asynchronous instructional environments.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
The Online Learning Journal (OLJ) turns 20! Learn about the Journal and Opportunities with the Journal with Editor-in-Chief Peter Shea
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Peter Shea
Track: N/A
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will discuss the Online Learning Journal (OLJ) with Editor-in-Chief Dr. Peter Shea. This is the 20th anniversary of OLJ and this year we will be offering a variety of sessions and webinars celebrating the Journal and helping authors to improve their work for publication.  This session will discuss these many opportunities.   Are you interested in publishing your research?    Want to learn more about how to ensure a successful submission and how improve your number of citations?  This session will provide some brief tips to assist you.  Finally - would you like to join the expanding OLJ community as a reviewer, editorial board member, or even as an Associate Editor?  Then this session is for you!


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Borgne (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Innovation is Not Enough: Building Soft Infrastructure to Incubate Good Ideas
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Andrew Saltarelli
Co-presenter: Amy Collier
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Following its early support for MOOCs, Stanford built "soft infrastructure" that fostered and affirmed a diversity of faculty members' values, motivations, and interests.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Empowering Faculty and Students With High Quality Modular
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Steve Ernst
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session we will explore emerging trends in the use of openly licensed educational content, and demonstrate how openly licensed digital courseware solutions can be used to replace textbooks and demonstrate documented improvement in student outcomes.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Estherwood (4th Floor)
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
Moving from Instructional Designer to Ed Tech Manager: What I wish I knew before the move
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Sherri Restauri
Co-presenters: Ann Brown, Jordy Johnson, Rebecca Bazzle
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Estherwood (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Educational technology managers of various types need to develop additional skills that are quite different from being an instructional designer. What are the key competencies of an Ed Tech manager and how to acquire them? What are the most important changes in your thought process and approaches? How should newbies re-orient their thought process and approaches? What are the key management strategies they should learn to be successful as a manager?

This session will attempt to answer those questions and more, so come ready for a lively discussion.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
Creating Rich, Interactive Learning Experiences (Repeat Presentation)
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Phil Ice
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover the latest trends in the development and delivery of rich, interactive content across web and mobile, to engage learners and increase cognition.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Implementing an Online Research Methods Course for Community College Students
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Nina Leonhardt
Co-presenter: Candice Foley
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participate in a conversation about opportunities and challenges when implementing a research methods course at a community college.

Archivist Notes


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Increasing Leadership Capacity to Build a Change Model for Higher Ed
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: J. Garvey Pyke
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We need to intentionally develop more leaders at all levels of academic departments and support units, who share a common language and purpose regarding innovation.

Archivist Notes


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
Come Meet BrainFacts.org
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Alissa Ortman
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come learn about the resources, materials, and information available on BrainFacts.org. The site has something for everyone including educators, policymakers, students, and the science-interested public.


  • Education Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
CRIME101x: The Psychology of Criminal Justice Online and in Class
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: John Zornig
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Psychology of Criminal Justice is an online course based around a crime drama that can be used to teach on campus in a workshop format.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
  • Innovation Lab
  • MERLOT
Innovation Lab
Access FREE AND OPEN Workforce Development Curriculum with the US Department of Labor's National Repository
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore the SkillsCommons library of open educational resources for workforce development being produced by the $2 Billion investments in community colleges across the nation.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Nottoway (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Reimagining Faculty Development: Organic Innovation for Change
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Michelle Pacansky-Brock
Co-presenters: Jill Leafstedt, Jaime A Hannans, Kristi O'Neil
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

CSU Channel Islands is exploring how the Lean Startup model (Ries, 2011) can foster teaching and learning innovations within a public university.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Fishbowl: So What's Virtually Connecting All About Anyways?
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Autumm Caines
Co-presenters: Maha Bali, Rebecca Hogue, Whitney Kilgore, Andrea Rehn, Patrice Torcivia Prusko
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Virtually Connecting seeks to enliven virtual participation in academic conferences.This session demonstrates what a Virtually Connecting session looks like.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Poydras (3rd Floor)
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
ProctorU Focus Group
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This session is invitation only***


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Rampart (5th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Thinking Beyond the Course in Curriculum Design
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Jon Mott
Co-presenter: Natalie Skadra
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To realize transformational improvements in post-secondary education, we need to go beyond designing engaging courses and design for the “whole learner,” creating integrated program experiences.

 

Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Practical Tips to Integrating Gamified Learning
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: James Bussiere
Co-presenter: Timothy Oberlin
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Transitioning from gamification theory to applied practice can be difficult. This session will snapshot our experiences in practical first steps.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Cohort-specific Online Discussion Experiences: A Collaborative, Multidisciplinary Approach to Improving Engagement and Learning
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Eric Klein
Co-presenters: Adam Selhorst, Justin Harrison, Josh Petla, Chris Moore
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this proposal is to determine if there is an opportunity to improve student engagement and learning in asynchronous online discussion boards by optimizing the number of students in each discussion.  Research suggests that the optimal discussion group size ranges from approximately 4 – 12 students (Berry 2008; Schellens & Valcke, 2006), yet many of our University’s general education courses contain approximately 25 – 35 students.  In addition, students and faculty have expressed an ongoing desire for more individualized interaction and instruction in the discussion boards.  Our idea for solving this challenge is to implement cohort-specific online discussion experiences in our high-enrollment courses.  This solution design would require the collaboration of an interdisciplinary University team, including faculty, instructional designers, assessment analysts, and learning technology specialists.  We are optimistic that the successful implementation of cohort-specific online discussions would positively impact the teaching and learning experience for our students and faculty.


  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
From EAGLE to TALON: Expanding College Classrooms into High Schools Via Distance Learning Network
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Brian Burson
Co-presenters: Wei Ma, Phillip Way
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The first Title III grant Northland Pioneer College (NPC) implemented to improve its distance learning environment was the Equitable Access to Gainful Experiences (EAGLE).  This 5 year project faced many challenges including personnel changes in IT, unforeseen regulatory obstacles, cost, training, and faculty frustration.  Some of the solutions implemented in this project were additional time built into the schedule, alternatives in the planning, seeking alternative resources, and promoting faculty technology literacy.  The second Title III grant, Technology to Advance Learning Outcomes at Northland (TALON), will likely see new challenges that call for a solution design as the implementation of the project expands the college’s distance learning environment to the high school level across an expansive territory.


  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Bridging the Engagement Gap for Distance Students in Resident College Courses Through Telerobotics
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Michael Griffith
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Traditional telepresence classrooms are expensive to implement and often require technical and instructional support to successfully translate an instructor's pedagogy. There is often an engagement gap when comparing the level of participation and curiosity exhibited by the distant student and their resident peers. A second issue is that students enrolled in a fully supported telepresent class are often enrolled in other courses that don’t take place in rooms equipped for their needs. Our team is exploring a mix of technologies that will allow distance students to engage with their instructor, peers, and course material in a standard classroom using an inexpensive, portable telerobotics platform. We hope to close the engagement gap by placing these robots among the resident students and in the direct line-of-sight of the instructor thus reducing distraction for the resident students and allowing the instructor to react to non-verbal cues exhibited by the distance students.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Online Proctoring: Anything BUT One Size Fits All
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lindsey Mercer
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you know which type of online proctoring is best for you and your organizationÖaren't they pretty much all the same ? NO


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 11:15am
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Digital Dog Ate My Homework: Building a Foundation for Effective Digital Learners
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Laurie Tenzer
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The computer ate my homework. How faculty can ensure that digital natives are well-versed in fundamental technical skills.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Gamification of Instructional Design
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Phylise Banner
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on the gamification of the instructional design process, showcasing mind-flexing approaches to developing instructional strategies through the use of play.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Sneak in the Veggies: Deceptively Delicious Innovations in Faculty Development
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means
Co-presenters: Megan Leroy, Staci Graff
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Just as smart parents hide spinach in brownies, or cauliflower in mashed potatoes, faculty can be encouraged to "eat their broccoli" and innovate their teaching.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
(Cross) Purposes of Policy to Promote Innovation in Online Education
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Jackson Wilson
Co-presenter: Maggie Beers
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How respectful consideration of both collegial and managerial perspectives when developing online learning policies on operations, academic freedom, and institutional risk can positively promote innovation.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
CALMing the Cost of Textbooks: How to Create an Affordable Learning Materials Solution on Your Campus
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Barbara Taylor
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Cougars Affordable Learning Materials (CALM) Project aims to aid faculty in replacing costly textbooks by using quality open educational resources, journals, and online resources.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Using Social Media to Enhance Student Learning Opportunities in Social Work
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Summer Gainey
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As an increasingly popular communication method, this study examines the use of Facebook to enhance student learning in a blended undergraduate social work class.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Strengthening the Conversation: Using Simple Protocols in the Classroom to Leverage the Power of Online Learning
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Margaret Perrow
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Consider the benefits of connecting online and in-person conversations, and leave with a set of simple classroom protocols that leverage the learning power of online discussions.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Seeing Triple! Evaluating a Flipped Classroom Approach Through Three Lenses
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Brian Beatty
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session presents student-focused research on a large flipped undergraduate lecture course , looking at student performance, student satisfaction, and student use of videos.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Industry-Higher Education Collaboration for the Advancement of Knowledge and Innovation
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Marjorie Chan
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This paper examines examples of existing industry-education collaboration in STEM and other areas and suggests ways to operationalize the partnership in various business disciplines.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Design and Development of Interactive Formative Assessments for the on Demand Environment
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Andrew Swanson
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explores the design and development of formative, stealth assessment opportunities essential to increasing engagement in an on-demand environment.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
A Comprehensive Research-Based Approach to Professional Development
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Carl Weckerle
Co-presenter: Sarah Brittain Dysart
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We propose a model of continuing professional development beyond workshops that provides instructors with the ability to meaningfully integrate technology into their teaching practices.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Bayside A (4th Floor)
  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
Using Core Values in Peer Education to Collaborate, Innovate, and Educate
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Julie Larsen
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you innovate a 25 year old program? Go back to the roots and start with core values and collaboration.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Bayside B (4th Floor)
  • MERLOT
MERLOT TAACCCT
Community Meetings - Part 2
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley
Track: N/A
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Dvidied into communities as defined by Wednesday afternoon session

  • Review of commitments made by Champions, add to "interested/committted list" of people.
  • Action Item:  Identify Effective Communication Strategies to be used and how those are to be rolled out (e.g. SkillsCommons as a communication vehicle with the Voices communities, social media, etc.)
  • Discuss Friday's Meeting intentions

Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Bayside C (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Virtual Campus for Real Students: How LMS and Libraries Can Work Together to Overcome Barriers to Access
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lauren Fancher
Co-presenter: Lisa Kafati
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Access to learning materials is via the LMS for students in both distance and blended courses. Libraries need to be in the mix. How?


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Borgne (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using Voice Thread to Help Online Students Find Their Voice: Towards a Bridge Between Speaking and Writing
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Daniel Quigley
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Incorporating VoiceThread allows online students to replicate in-class discussion more accurately. It also provides a bridge between student's spoken and written expression.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Bringing Learning Design to Next-Gen Courseware
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Norma Jean Loftus
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about ways institutions, faculty, and instructional designers are merging the best of learning design with innovative technology to create next-gen online courseware.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
Flipping from Course Term Papers to Community Outreach Video Projects Aimed at Student Centered Learning
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ralph Welsh
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This is a 5-year case study in which flipped classroom/lecture capture methods were used to promote the transition from course term papers to student generated YouTube video projects in a freshman public health science course.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Starting From the Design: Effective Ways to Promote Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Yajuan Xiang
Co-presenter: Megan Linos
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will be introduced to and exchange effective methods, to engage students in interactive online learning environments. Related research and sample rubrics will be provided.

Archivist Notes


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Disciplinary Boundaries and Professional Skill Development in the Digital Classroom
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Kim Grippa
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We invite the audience to engage in a conversation envisioning solutions that are cross-disciplinary and experiential while working within the constraints of the virtual classrooms.

Archivist Notes


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Project-Based, Competency-Based Curriculum Design at College for America at Southern New Hampshire University
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Heidi Wilkes
Co-presenter: Kaitlin LeMoine
Track: N/A
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

College for America (CfA) at Southern New Hampshire University aims to make a college degree achievable for every working adult by offering programs that are online, competency-based, project-based and directly applicable in the workplace. CfA’s curriculum is designed so that adult learners develop specific competencies through the completion of various workplace-relevant projects. CfA Projects are unique because they are designed around groups of competencies and set in fictional, yet realistic organizations. The organizations, each developed with a complete cast of characters, appear throughout the curriculum to provide continuity and familiar settings in which students demonstrate mastery of the competencies. (See supporting document “Drip&Dry.jpg.”) CfA Projects require students to assume roles in different scenarios and produce realistic workplace deliverables. An example might be an assignment from a supervisor to analyze customer survey data. The project-based curriculum approach is very effective with adult learners who already have life and employment experience, as it allows them to utilize what they already know and then learn what they need to know in order to master competencies embedded in a given project. This approach encourages a whole population of students who might not otherwise return to college to do so in a way that feels relevant to their lives and experiences.


  • Education Session
Education Session
Retrofitting and Proactivity for Accessibility in Online Courses
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Erin Blauvelt
Co-presenter: Kimberly Barss
Track: N/A
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As an institution whose mission states that it “provides educational opportunity to adult learners with an emphasis on those historically underrepresented in higher education”, Excelsior College wants all of their students to succeed. One particular group of students that requires a unique set of means to succeed is those with disabilities. In early 2012, the College decided to shift its approach to serving students with disabilities from a reactive position to a proactive stance. Historically, we have outfitted elements of courses to meet the needs of an individual student after they have been approved for an accommodation through our Disability Services Office. This was a process that could take a long time to complete, putting the student behind in their coursework. By taking a proactive approach to serving these students, we made the decision to edit our entire library of courses, which began as approximately 435 but has since grown, to include several accessibility standards so that they would be ready when students needed them. We also incorporated these same standards into our course development and revision process, so that all newly developed courses from July 2014 and beyond are also accessible. This does not eliminate the need for specific accommodations to be added to courses, as each student’s needs are different, however in most cases this greatly decreases the time that it takes to provide all accommodations to the student and incorporates Universal Design guidelines to help all of our students. Many of the accessibility standards that we are implementing not only assist our students with disabilities, but also positively impact our students without disabilities. Quality Matters Standard 8 states that it “incorporates the principles of Universal Design for Learning”, which increases quality for all students. Inclusion of universal design principles in courses can help students who use English as a Second Language, those with environmental barriers, and those with diverse learning styles.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Jazzing it Up! Tools to Tune Up Your Courses
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Ann Musgrove
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Practical applications and strategies adapted to solve your challenges!
Are you using a shoe to pound a nail in the wall? This interactive session will explore some basic tools that are adaptable in a variety of situations. This demo will feature solutions to common and predictable challenges you and your learners may experience in online and blended learning.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Navigating the Evolving World of Online Proctoring (repeat presentation)
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

The online education environment is ever evolving, with digital tools and advanced technology redefining the traditional college experience. There is a global demand for flexibility and convenience in higher education, with a growing number of students turning to online education. ProctorU helps protect the academic integrity of online programs around the world and provides unique value to institutions by addressing different online touch points with customizable digital solutions. Today’s session will cover the latest tools and technology available.

***This presentation is a repeat of the Wednesday 2:00pm session of the same title***


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Nottoway (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
MSU Denver Agile Instructional Design Network (AIDNet)
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: William Kendal
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the emergence of a new agile paradigm in higher education for effective instructional design and optimal design team structure and management.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Partner with OLC
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes
Co-presenter: Jennifer Rafferty
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you know everything that OLC can do for you and your institution? Join us to learn about the OLC Institute and Advisory Services.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Poydras (3rd Floor)
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
D2L Focus Group
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Desire2Learn (D2L) is looking for passionate educators and leaders to participate in a discussion around perceptions and potential uses for adaptive learning technology in higher education. As an innovator in educational technology, D2L has some unique approaches and strategies for adaptive learning that they would like to share and discuss. The group discussion will focus on utilization of open content, crowd-sourcing content from students, and practical applications for adaptive that can be used today.

**This focus group is now full.**


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Rampart (5th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Online Science Courses: Do They Work?
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Lisa Rapple
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A comparison of online and on-campus science lab courses allowing educators to discover new ways to bring science curriculum online.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
DIY Analytics to Empower Faculty Intervention
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: David Lindrum
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Mining gradebook data uncovers valuable information about work patterns of successful students and efficacy of course design. Finding these patterns just requires looking. And Excel.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
Data Driven Innovation of MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources of Learning and Online Teaching)
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Sorel Reisman
Co-presenter: Minjuan Wang
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will describe how MERLOT uses data analytics to make decisions driving its evolution, focusing on interface redesign, innovative functions, user engagement, and community-building.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Innovation Station: A Lively Conversation on Fostering Pedagogical Breakthroughs
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder
Co-presenters: Whitney Kilgore, Patrice Torcivia Prusko, Kristen Eshleman, Jessica L. Knott
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In an educational landscape filled with silos, let's tear down the walls for a few minutes and share examples of innovations across our organizations.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 1:30pm
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Structural Innovation: Blending to Connect the Classroom, Clinic, and Community At Large (C4Tech)
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Paige McDonald
Co-presenter: Debra Herrmann
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session reviews an innovative course structure which connects the classroom, clinician and community at large through technology to promote active and authentic learning.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Opening Spaces for Learning
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Michelle Harrison
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This paper outlines a case study which explores the tensions and enabling factors encountered by both instructors and participants in an open boundary course.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Establishing a Successfull Multimedia Ecosystem - Creation, Distribution, and Consumption
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Allison White
Co-presenters: Neal C Legler, Tim Walker
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Providing rich multimedia content in online and hybrid environments is something we are all trying to address. Let's face the challenges of multimedia together!


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Pitt Online Toolbox: Building a Centralized Staff Resource Depot
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Jonathan Gunnell
Co-presenters: Amanda Piccolini, John Shaw
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Achieving quality and consistency in online courses can be challenging. Find out how we share internal best practices among course development staff using our LMS.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
QOLTivating Best Practices for Blended-Online Learning
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Brett Christie
Co-presenter: Ashley Skylar
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Sharing extensive information and resources regarding the CSU Quality Assurance program to support, develop, and feature innovative and exemplary blended-online instructors and courses.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
It's All in the Mix: Creating a Design Model for Blended Learning Course Redesign
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Kristen Shand
Co-presenter: Susan Glassett Farrelly
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A model for blended learning course redesign based on principals and best practice synthesized from a literature review is put into practice and refined.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Supporting International Students in Online/ Hybrid Courses Using Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Hala Esmail
Co-presenter: S. Kim MacGregor
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Presenters will discuss best practices for the use of technology to support the academic needs of international students within the online/ face-to-face classroom environment.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Collaborations Toward Quality: Facilitating Student-faculty Partnerships for Online Course Design - A Pilot Study
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Dan Clark
Co-presenter: David Bentz
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Initial results of a collaborative program teaming students with faculty to provide support and feedback for the design and development of effective online courses.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
A Workforce Development Nurse Refresher Program
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Kim Uddo
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

One community college-based nursing program in New Orleans has offered a nurse refresher program through the office of workforce development.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Conversations on Evidence-based Practices for Virtual Science Laboratory (VSL) Adoption for STEM Education
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack
Co-presenters: Gerry Hanley, Ni'Shawn Stovall
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This raises awareness about Virtual Science Laboratory (VSL) for STEM Education. Best practices and the initiation of a Professional Learning Community will be discussed.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 2:30pm
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Emerging Technology Innovations Lab
Date: 04/21
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton
Co-presenters: Denise Malloy, Tara Tansil-Gentry
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This lab will feature a showcase and demonstrations of emerging mobile technology tools and smart gadgets for enhancing teaching, learning, health, communication, and business, with a special emphasis on wearables and the Internet of Things.


Thursday April 21, 2016 - 3:30pm
Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently
Date: 04/21
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Angie McArthur
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

The key to collaborating effectively is respecting “intellectual diversity,” the ways in which we think and process information differently. Each of us brings unique and varied thinking talents to the table, and when we understand intellectual diversity, we can work together more effectively. Through fascinating exercises and revealing case studies, Angie McArthur teaches audiences how to discover their own unique mind patterns and thinking talents, and how to recognize the same in others.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Bayside A (4th Floor)
  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
  • MERLOT
Featured Session
Innovation in Higher Education: Unprecedented Opportunity
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sharon Leu
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the U.S. Department of Education's new strategies, fundamental changes in the higher education landscape and the unprecedented opportunities they provide for innovation.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Bayside B (4th Floor)
  • MERLOT
MERLOT TAACCCT
Community Meetings - Part 3
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley
Track: N/A
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Developing Feasible Plans

  • Action Item:  Groups draft initial plans (next steps and schedule) and define the resources and services required from SkillsCommons (and elsewhere) for their plans to be successful
  • Action Item:  Task List complete with "what is to be done?" How will we know it is complete?  By When?  By Whom?
  • Action Item:  Who is missing, including others (in and out of TAACCCT)
  • Action Item:  Next Meeting Time/Date/Location

Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Bayside C (4th Floor)
  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Faculty Metamorphosis Through Mobile Technology
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Winifred Ann Wolven
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Mobile technology significantly influences students' learning. Research delineates the necessity of faculty professional development and support for the inclusion of mobile technology within pedagogy.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Pop-ups and Hackathons: New Horizons in Teaching and Learning Habits in Business Schools
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sandra Peter
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We argue for short, problem-focused units to align learning and teaching styles to learning that has become increasingly open, fragmented, on demand, and problem driven.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Who's Really Doing the Teaching: Parental Involvement in K-12 Full-time Virtual Schooling?
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ni'Shawn Stovall
Co-presenter: Moustapha Diack
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The researcher uses both qualitative and quantitative approaches to examine the level at which parents are really involved in full-time K-12 virtual schooling.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Borgne (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
A Suite of Quality Scorecards: What are They? How Can I Use Them?
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Karen Pedersen
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Since 2011 with the launch of the Online Learning Consortium Quality Scorecard, hundreds of faculty members and administrators just like you have learned about the Quality Scorecard and implemented it on their campuses. Now the Online Learning Consortium is building out a 'suite' of scorecards. This session will provide an overview of the direction for these research-based tools. So, if you have implemented the Quality Scorecard or attended a past Quality Scorecard session, you will not want to miss this one We have new and exciting advances to share!


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Making the Doctoral Experience Real
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Leveraging online education, we encourage doctoral students to complete meaningful research in an applied model in order to make a difference in the world.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Estherwood (4th Floor)
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
Moving From Operational Management to Leadership: What I wish I knew before the move
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Lorah Bodie
Co-presenters: Lisa Dowdy, Maria Fieth
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Estherwood (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Moving from operational management to leadership role seems to be a natural career path. In this session, we will explore:

  • What are the key attributes of today’s strategic leaders?
  • What are the strategic leadership models to follow? /li>
  • How can one prepare for the move?
  • How to develop persuasive and communication skills? ​

The panelists will also share how they developed a strategic leader’s approach for their own work environment.

 

Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
Improved Student Success and Retention with Adaptive Courseware
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Dale Johnson
Co-presenter: Jim Thompson
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will allow attendees to look beyond adaptive learning as a buzzword by giving thorough insights into its definition, implementation and potential to improve classroom results.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
A Theoretical Framework for Co-teaching in Higher Education Through Multiple Instructional Platforms
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Salena Rabidoux
Co-presenter: Amy Rottmann
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This paper explores the theoretical framework for co-teaching in higher education in traditional, asynchronous online, synchronous online, and synchronous hybrid courses.

Archivist Notes

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Thank you for coming to our Co-Teaching Session and for the amazing conversation! As promised, we have included the resources we discussed during our session.

  • https://coteachingolc.titanpad.com/1 (This link includes are notes and the link to the Google Document of resources.)
  • There was an extra web site that Salena mentioned in the session about web conferencing that did not require a log-in, that resource can be found at https://appear.in/
  • Our handout that outlines the different co-teaching models in the various learning platforms is attached (under Session Materials)

Once again, thank you for attending our session! We truly enjoyed sharing great conversations with you all! Best, ~Salena Rabidoux and Amy Rottmann


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Audiovisual OER in a Text World: Breaking Down the License
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Adam Croom
Co-presenter: Rolin Moe
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Grounded in pedagogical and media theories, we want to guide a conversation on media nuances with respect to media literacy, accessibility, remix, and beyond.

Archivist Notes


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Academic Integrity: Physical, Virtual and/or Universal Design for Learning Strategies?
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Maggie Beers
Co-presenters: Kurt Daw, Jackson Wilson, Jonathan Lee, Natalio Avani
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A research review on whether students cheat more online, and discussion of deterrents including virtual and physical test proctoring, and universal design instructional strategies


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Groupthink: Strategies to Engage Student Collaboration
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Valerie Green
Co-presenter: Tori Waskiewicz
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Trouble motivating students to do group work in your class? Use these tools to enrich content and create engaging projects.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Canvas as the Next Generation LMS (repeat presentation)
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Carli Tegtmeier
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Makeover Studio (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

What is next for the LMS? Come see what makes Canvas the Next Generation Digital Learning Environment.  Openness, interoperability, personalization and a modern UI are just a few of the things that make Canvas the most usable and adaptable platform for teaching and learning.

***This presentation is a repeat of the Wednesday 3:45pm session of the same title***


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Nottoway (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Promoting 21st Century Skills Through Quality Course Design
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Tianhong Shi
Co-presenter: Robert John Robertson
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore with us how quality course design can promote a 21st Century Skills agenda within courses and prepare students for career success and life-long learning.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Balancing Act: Creating Online Videos That Honor Your Teaching Style Without a Full Scale Video Production Team
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jennifer M McVay-Dyche
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Gain tips for developing your own low-budget, good quality video materials that honor your teaching style and convey your subject matter expertise.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Poydras (3rd Floor)
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Soomo Learning Focus Group
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This session is invitation only***


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Rampart (5th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Adventures in Video: Connecting with Online Students through Camtasia
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Tracy Schaelen
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Harness the power of video to capture your students' attention and keep them engaged. With Camtasia, you can give a course tour, demonstrate how to complete assignments, and even put yourself into your lectures with green screen technology.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Building Hyper-Bonded Communities in a Virtual Environment and its Relation to Student Persistence
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Chelsea Barnett
Co-presenters: Kurt Gunnell, Jill Fellow
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The online version of a course called Leadership and Communication is offered to new and struggling students at Western Governors University to help students build hyper-bonded communities and influence personal growth within the affective domain. The course was designed to support the university’s goals to increase: first-term retention, second-term retention, course completion, and graduation rates. The guiding principle of the course is that student success starts with both social support and self-reflective awareness, and that these two experiences prepare students to weather the challenges and demands of pursuing a college degree.

Our effective practice and intentional design of the course replicates the most impactful, community-based aspects of the traditional classroom but instead of requiring a brick and mortar classroom, places instructors and students on webcam in a virtual classroom that also utilizes breakout rooms for team time, activities, and one-on-one sharing. We assert that the visual representation of the person on camera allows students to interpret body language, emotions, and other nonverbal indicators that contribute to deeper and more authentic personal connections.

The course uses a blended collaboration of synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities that effectively accomplish the course learning objectives while conserving the time and resources of our adult learners, who typically have competing demands.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Improving Student Learning of College Biochemistery Using Simulations
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Maurizio Costabile
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The University of South Australia's, School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences Biochemistry course developed and implemented an interactive simulation for the teaching of Enzyme kinetics. A total of 2 years of data following its implementation has shown dramatic improvements in student grades and in turn the simulation has helped students to learn more effectively.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
If You Build it, Will They Come?
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Tracy Stuntz
Co-presenters: Jean-Marie Venturini, Rex Bartholomew
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The challenge we’re facing is faculty/client attendance at non-mandatory (but needed) training events is low. Solution focuses on reasons for lack of attendance, and how to reach and motivate faculty/client members. 


  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Supporting Adjunct Faculty to Maximize Student Learning in the Online Classroom
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: B. Jean Mandernach
Co-presenters: David Ashby, Emily Sallee, Morgan Denney
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this Solution Design Summit team is to explore inter-institutional challenges, concerns, successes and initiatives to create an integrated, holistic faculty development model that more effectively supports adjunct faculty teaching online to maximize the learning of the students they teach. More effective support of adjunct faculty teaching online demands an awareness of the unique challenges inherent with this position: changing the culture of adjunct faculty, increasing engagement in the university community, promoting investment in professional development initiatives, scheduling, and access.


  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Cultural Relevance in the Curriculum
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Mihaela Tanasescu
Co-presenters: Andrew Shean, Pamela Hardy-Shepard, Michael Kolodziej, Jodie Hemerda
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Ashford University is working to create the content and the environment most engaging and conducive to success for all its students, including historically underserved racial and ethnic groups that form a large proportion of its student body. We report on a collaboration among faculty, library personnel, and instructional designers, intended to develop an academic program that not only aligns with academic and professional standards, but is also culturally relevant and exhibits principles of diversity.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
So, You Have a Domain....Now What?
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jill Leafstedt
Co-presenters: Jaime A Hannans, Michael McGarry
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using keys to unlock access to domains, we discuss the approach at one campus to offer faculty, staff, and students open doors to online spaces.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 9:45am
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Hero's Journey: Leveraging Narrative in Online Course Design
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Cathy Russell
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Building learning experiences that support autonomy proves challenging. Learn how narrative coupled with emerging technology redefines students as epic heroes driving knowledge creation.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Course Design Toolkit: A Bird's Eye View on the Blended / Online Course Design Process
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Rana Haddad
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session presents a comprehensive toolkit that serves instructors and e-Learning professionals involved in designing Blended and Online courses.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Enabling a Culture of Innovation: Leadership Within Complex Adaptive Systems
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: MJ Bishop
Co-presenter: Joann Boughman
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Presents a new lens for thinking about leading change based on complex adaptive systems theory and the University System of Maryland's recent academic transformation experiences.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Embedded Librarian in Online Nursing Courses: A Preliminary Study
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Janet Levey
Co-presenter: Karen Nowak
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Levey-Nowak Embedded Librarian Presence Instrument was piloted to measure online nursing student perceptions of helpfulness, usefulness, presence, and confidence with an embedded librarian.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Attention, Relevance, Confidence, Success: Maximizing Critical Thinking Skills in an Online Art History Course
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Ingrid Steiner
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Maximize student performance and success by transforming what we know works in the art history classroom to an online environment.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
(Re)Defining Student Success and Instruction Using Adaptive Technology in General Education Courses
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Emma Zone
Co-presenter: Amy Sloan
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation focuses on leveraging adaptive technology to redefine faculty engagement and instruction in introductory courses where content and assessment are delivered via adaptive technology.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Bringing Palliative Medicine to the World
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Grace Lyo
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you teach empathy and good communication skills online? This MOOC on palliative care featured a fictional drama and structured Google hangouts discussions.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Lessons Learned Driving Structural Innovation At the University of Kentucky
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Jessica Wilson
Co-presenter: Sarah Asher
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Presentation of initial outcomes and key lessons learned from a major grant project designed to spur eLearning innovation at a flagship state university.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Faculty Commons: Faculty Development, Academic Technology, and Online Education, Collaborate & Coordinate as a Team
Date: 04/22
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Susan Glassett Farrelly
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Three departments across two divisions come together to transform teaching and learning at California State University, Fullerton. This innovative, collaborative structure seems to have potential


Friday April 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Bayside A (4th Floor)
  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
Facilitating & Fostering Passion and Inventiveness: Embodied Experiences From a University Unit Start Up
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Leigh Wolf
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come for embodied experiences in design thinking and insight into how these techniques are being used to start a new unit at Michigan State University.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Bayside B (4th Floor)
  • MERLOT
MERLOT TAACCCT
1:1 Consulting with TAACCCT grantees plus Next Steps for communities
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley
Track: N/A
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

1:1 consulting with TAACCCT grantees; open session for Industry sector communities to complete plans for next steps.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Bayside C (4th Floor)
  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Comparing Online & Other Delivery Modes: Bending Rules to Improve Outcomes for Intro Psych Students
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Bruce Tsuji
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

University rules may have outlived their usefulness in the world of online learning. We bent the rules for students enrolled in online Intro Psych courses.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Large or Small Online Discussion Groups: Which are Better?
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Bruce Bennett
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The number of participants in an online discussion group can be intimidating for some learners. But are smaller groups beneficial to this learning environment?


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Pioneering Online Learning for Obesity and Weight Management
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Laura A. Richardson
Co-presenters: Marissa Baranauskas, Judith Juvancic-Heltzel
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students' satisfaction with integrating various online learning technologies for comprehension of multifactorial obesity complexities


Friday April 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Borgne (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
A Multi-Strand Institutional Strategy for Blended and Online Learning
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Frank Coton
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation describes the approach the University of Glasgow has taken to effect a significant institutional move towards blended and online learning


Friday April 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
The New VoiceThread
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Amanda Volz
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Attend to learn more about the new VoiceThread! A complete rebuilding of this multi-sensory communication tool has made VoiceThreading faster, more intuitive and easier to integrate with any LMS.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Project Based Assessment: Right for Your Class?
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Bradley
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Project based assessment can coherently incorporate gen ed and program learning goals into your course.

Archivist Notes


Friday April 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Sustaining Innovation: Staying Out of the "Good Enough" Rut
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Elli Goudzwaard
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Walking the line between innovation and inertia: a discussion on surviving beyond the start-up phase and achieving long term viability. 

Archivist Notes


Friday April 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Implementing Flipped Classroom and Team-based Learning in a Large Enrollment Course: Successes, Challenges and Next Step
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Yi Jin
Co-presenter: Nadia Jaramillo Cherrez
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will present how the creative implementation of flipped classroom and team-based learning transformed a didactic undergraduate orientation course into an active learning environment.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Strategies for Overcoming Obstacles on the Road to Innovation
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Brenda Ravenscroft
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation examines successful strategies for overcoming barriers to innovation, by applying a four-quadrant change model to a large-scale, complex blended learning initiative.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Rampart (5th Floor)
  • Education Session
Education Session
Walden University Writing Center Interactive Modules: Student Writing Support Any Time, Anywhere
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Beth Nastachowski
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Walden University Writing Center (WUWC) is an entirely online writing center serving an online university primarily composed of graduate students. Both Walden students and faculty report writing skills to be a barrier of success. The WUWC provides numerous resources for students to develop their writing skills. Recently the WUWC developed self-paced writing modules as an additional resource for students to improve their writing. These open-access, self-paced modules curate already-created WUWC resources and add interactive activities, quizzes, and a certificate of completion. Data the WUWC has collected indicate that student knowledge increases on average 95% after taking a module, and students report being more confident with the module’s topic. Walden faculty are also enthusiastic about the modules, directing students to the modules and incorporating them into their classrooms. To date over 500 students have accessed the modules. The WUWC’s self-paced modules are available for any student to complete and any faculty can use them with their students, creating an effective way for students to develop their writing skills.


  • Education Session
Education Session
Log in to Learn - And Change the World
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Lee Ann Dickerson
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Digital service learning combines the benefits of traditional service learning with engaging technology for maintaining student interest and maximizing practical use of course content. Currently, my technical writing students are meeting other volunteers from around the world while editing OCR texts for Distributed Proofreaders, an Internet community that aids Project Gutenberg in its mission to make public domain books freely, digitally, and globally available. Student interest is high and positive learning outcomes, some stated and some surprising, are already manifesting themselves.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
Add YouTube Videos to Your Presentation
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Scott Ford
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation we discover how to add YouTube videos to a PowerPoint presentation. We use the action buttons and link to the URL provided by YouTube. This works for all versions of PowerPoint.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
Discoveries From Interviewing 75+ Experts in Teaching and Learning on the Teaching in Higher Ed Podcast
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Bonni Stachowiak
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will highlight 75+ podcast interviews on teaching and learning and give participants a chance to engage. Educational technology will be used.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Pedagogy First: Preserving Core Experiences in the Online Learning Environment
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Katrina Wehr
Co-presenter: Alex Boyce
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We were tasked with creating an online introduction to entrepreneurship class for undergraduates to explore their interest. One key element of the course that needed to be replicated was impromptu speaking – an essential part of being an entrepreneur – and how we would accomplish a true impromptu experience asynchronously. Our proposed solution is an application that will pull randomly from a bank of pre-populated prompts or topics for each student, allow us to set the preparation time and time limit for the response, automatically submit the video and display the submissions in a gallery-type space that also allows for commenting and feedback. 

Here is a link to the video demo series we created for other folks at our institution about CaptureStudio: https://youtu.be/4gw16i2hHKs?list=PL9_vTvhweUFuZpbqLt3ZD8nXrGCEPZnd6
 
We also have a collection of resources that can be accessed by anyone with this link: https://psu.box.com/s/0nny57z4939xoh42ssyj3p8davy94j59

  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Using Student Data as a Map, Not a Target
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins
Co-presenter: Wendi Prater
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Schools often use demographic, behavioral and non-cognitive data about students to “target” at-risk learners. This is good, but it is somewhat parallel to Google Maps using the real time location data from your phone (behavioral data) coupled with factors from your profile (demographic data) added to your driving tendencies (non-cognitive data) and then calling your phone to tell you that you are lost. What is most practical is for Google Maps to aggregate your location, speed and other data to tell you which way to turn just at the right moment to find the best restaurant. How can schools similarly use student data to guide them along the path of persistence?


  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Digital Discoveries: Creating Pathways to Digital Peer Leadership in the Liberal Arts
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Lora Taub-Pervizpour
Co-presenters: Kathy Harring, Sean Miller, Thomas Sciarrino, Anthony Dalton
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Like many liberal arts institutions, Muhlenberg College is exploring the role of the digital in our mission, goals, and practices. We believe that digital spaces, pedagogies, and tools can amplify our liberal arts mission and values, and support deep relationships between teaching and learning, appreciation for diverse ways of knowing, and an education that prepares students for citizenship and life long learning. At the heart of our student-centered environment is a nationally recognized peer-mentor model. With blended and online learning in its infancy at the College, we are only just beginning to explore how to remix this model for our emerging digital learning initiatives. The innovation challenge we propose is to design the framework of a robust and sustainable peer-education network for blended and online learning environments. Our goal is to create an innovative peer education model that empowers students to develop the relationships, skills, and competencies the need to excel as leaders in digital learning contexts.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Exam is About to Begin, Please Turn on Your Smartphones
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Alisha Nypaver
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What happens when students are allowed to use smartphones on an exam? This presentation details the rationale behind such an idea and experiment results.


Friday April 22, 2016 - 11:15am
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
"Clickbait" and Knowledge: What It Takes to Be a " Hyper Literate" Online Educator
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Sara McCool
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Master Internet Literacy while dodging "click-bait" with these amazing tricks!


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
For the Love of Feet: An Introductory Biomimicry Lesson for Online Classrooms
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Cindy Gilbert
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Successful models of industry/higher education collaborations implemented in a fully online program at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) will be shared.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Toward a Culture of Innovation: Challenges and Lessons Learned
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Brad Zdenek
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will highlight the strategies employed and challenges faced in developing a culture of innovation at a large, distributed University.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Birth of a Mobile App: From Conception to Delivery
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Cherri LaMarr
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Follow the timeline of mobile technology development for the online classroom. Learn the #1 strategy for applying mLearning to your classroom.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Taking the Bored Out of Discussion Boards
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Nichole Karpel
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to infuse creativity and relevancy in discussion board questions that drive higher engagement and result in greater student satisfaction.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Roving Reporter: Use Technology and Social Media to Make Every Lesson a Field Trip
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Thomas Simmons
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Often we emphasize content of a lesson without considering the location of its delivery. See how one Instructor breaks through traditional classroom walls.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Online Synchronous Seminars with Virtual Field Trips - Bringing Experiences Together From Across the World
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Celine Santiago Bass
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online education supports diverse student groups across the world. With online, synchronous seminars, geographic boundaries disappear and make 'virtual' field trips a reality.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Building a Community of Learners Through Faculty Development
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Matt Norsworthy
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Northern State University has built a community of learners in faculty development by providing a faculty grant to become certified in online teaching through OLC.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Digital Collaboration in a Cloud Based World
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Connie Lavergne
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Ideas for building Community, Collaboration and Real World Competency using Google Cloud Based Features


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Case Study of One Faculty Member's Transition From Traditional Online Courses to CBE Courses
Date: 04/22
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Dave Dawson
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Hear the experience of one faculty member who made the transition from traditional credit-hour, semester-based online courses to CBE courses.


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  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
Today's the Day: Balancing the Reality of Faculty Scholarship with Innovations in Digital Authorship
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Digital course development is broadly defined yet narrowly embraced. Despite the variety of authoring tools and the proliferation of instructional designers being hired nation wide, faculty still report the most significant barrier is lack of time.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Developing a Quality Improvement Process to Optimize Faculty Success
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Linda Merillat
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Analysis examines the effectiveness of embedding quality improvement within the School of Nursing based on a data-rich faculty enrichment process that correlate skills with results.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Sense of Belonging in Cyberspace: Examining the Impact of Hybrid Courses on Student Persistence
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ron Costello
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session focuses on a quantitative study of the effects of hybrid courses on student sense of belonging and satisfaction at a commuter campus.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Health Literacy Database At Miami University: Visual-Textual & Lexical Patterns for Health
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Valerie Ubbes
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Impacts on health literacy are possible when technological tools help adolescents and adults gain access to routines for daily living through visual-textual media.


  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
6 Easy Steps to Building a Course in Adaptive Learning
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Judy Komar
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

From objectives to complete learning map, a quick and easy demonstration on how to get started in building an adaptive learning course in six easy steps.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Design of a Dual-Pathway MOOC to Improve Student Transition From Secondary to Higher Education in Ireland
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Gavin Clinch
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This paper reports on innovations in MOOC design providing dual-pathways to improve the transition of students from Secondary to Higher Education in Ireland.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Can All Teachers Kahn? A Faculty Development Strategy to Support Instructors in Creating Effective Video Lessons
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Julia VanderMeer
Co-presenter: Christian Burke
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you help teachers turn the average lesson into a great video lesson? A design focused and just-in-time faculty development framework


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Creative Design Strategies for Synchronous Online Classes
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lyra Hilliard
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this two-part workshop, participants will collaborate in an interactive mock class and develop a framework for synchronous online classes of their own.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Simulation. Innovation! Exasperation? Education: Lessons Learned with the Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table
Date: 04/20
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kimberly Michael
Co-presenter: Tanya Custer
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Presenters will highlight best practices, exam outcomes and student perceptions on the use of the Anatomage Virtual Dissection Table for teaching anatomy and pathology.


  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
Inside The User-Driven Design Process- Ongoing Lessons and Insights Gained from Developing a Higher Ed Product
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sunny Lee
Co-presenter: Seth Greenberg
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When developing a product, it is critical to acutely understand the user and the pain points they experience during their journey. EdSurge has been conducting extensive user interviews and testings to understand the higher ed audience, their needs and motivations. Join us to learn more about our user-centered research, lessons learned and insights gained.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Robotic Telepresence in Distance Learning
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Michael Rouan
Co-presenter: Kyle Creason
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A comprehensive look at the state of Robotic Telepresence in Distance Learning including an overview of current players in the space will be critically examined.


  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
The Impact of Personalized Learning: Strategies for Expanding Access and Improving Outcomes
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Alison Pendergast
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will discuss how advances in data-driven instructional design and learning analytics are enabling improvements in learning outcomes – particularly in high enrollment, general education gateway courses.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Legitimacy of Digital Badges for Documenting Competencies in Today's Workplace
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Brenda Perea
Co-presenter: Larry Good
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Micro-credentials benefit students providing an explicit record of competencies illustrating mastery of specific industry skills enhancing their employability.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
A Model of Organizational Innovation: A Case Study of Penn State's World Campus
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Maeghen L MacDonald
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As a case study, Penn State's World Campus is used to examine Amabile (1988)'s Model of Organizational Innovation in the context of online education


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Flipping the Laboratory with Interactive Online Exercises
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sacha Johnson
Co-presenter: Susan Galindo
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will demonstrate how online instruction can deliver meaningful and engaging learning objects to "flip" the student laboratory similar to flipping the classroom.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Free-Range Faculty; Untethering the Teacher in a Technology-Enhanced Classroom
Date: 04/20
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Michael Avis
Co-presenter: Alexandra MacLennan
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Providing solutions in removing the cables from the technology-enhanced classroom and opening up the space for a truly collaborative experience.


  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Featured Session
Virtual Classroom Training: The Results of A Qualitative Study of Synchronous Teaching Preparation
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Glenn Kessler
Co-presenter: Jill Buban
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will review the findings of a research study conducted in January 2016 that focused on the types of training, if any, online instructors have received that pertains to teaching in the online environment.

The study was conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Virginia who have broad experience in the field of online learning and believe that knowledge of the kind of training our colleagues have received will help academics and administrators shape training programs going forward. The Online Learning Consortium collaborated with the team of researchers to distribute the survey and present the research findings.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Implementing Innovation: Selecting, Managing, and Sustaining Technology Change
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Judith Bayliss
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What makes innovation succeed? This session examines 7 institutional actions vital to the successful roll-out of new technology coupled with new responsibilities for faculty.


  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
Above and Beyond HEOA Compliance: Online Proctoring À La Carte
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Andrew Caldwell
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online proctoring has matured to offer a suite of options for institutions seeking to meet specific compliance objectives, but e-learning isn't one size fits all.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Using the OLC Quality Scorecard to Drive Innovation and Change in Distance Education Programs
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Joshua Book
Co-presenters: Debbie Thorne, Matthew Eichler
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The OLC Quality Scorecard self-study process broke down barriers between organizational divisions and drives continuing innovation in Texas State University's distance education programs.


  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
Leveraging Technology in Health Professions Education: Enhanced, Blended, and Online Learning
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Paige McDonald
Co-presenters: Steven Crawford, Kimberly Michael, Debra Herrmann
Track: N/A
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Interactive discussion between the audience and a panel comprised of health professions educators to address technology integration to meet the needs of health professions education.  Panelists will briefly address approaches to technology integration at the course and program levels, overcoming barriers, and lessons-learned. Audience members are asked to prepare questions in advance regarding the session topic.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Acting on Actionable Intelligence: Using Learning Analytics to Inform Interventions in a Historically Challenging Course
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Phil Denman
Co-presenters: Linda Woods, Maureen Guarcello
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how predictive learning analytics, paired with peer-led Supplemental Instruction, improved student performance by two letter grades within a highly repeatable undergraduate blended learning course.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Disrupting Education: Best Practice and Discovery for Online Education of Students with Learning Differences
Date: 04/20
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Adrienne Major
Co-presenter: Melissa Wetherby
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation explores evidence-based practices for creating online courses for students with LD, and offers new findings on the success of innovations for online education.


  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Reachin' Out to Meet the Changes
Date: 04/20
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Rolin Moe
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Embracing the structures of education means understanding the complexities of all members of the community. There are no shortcuts.


  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Using Core Values to Collaborate, Innovate, and Educate
Date: 04/20
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Julie Larsen
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Starting with values identification allows peer educators to name their own “why” and develop better mentoring relationships. Give your learners the toolbox, and let them build their own course.


  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
From Redlining to Digital Redlining
Date: 04/20
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Chris Gilliard
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Digital footprints serve discriminatory purposes similar to traditional forms of redlining that are now outlawed. Academic IT policies risk complicity with such discrimination.


  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Today's the Day: Balancing the Reality of Faculty Scholarship with Innovations in Digital Authorship
Date: 04/20
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Streamed session
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Digital course development is broadly defined yet narrowly embraced. Despite the variety of authoring tools and the proliferation of instructional designers being hired nation wide, faculty still report the most significant barrier is lack of time.


  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
There's A Lot More Going on Behind That Screen
Date: 04/20
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Paul Brown
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Moving learners from external to internal motivation and how the developmental process plays out online.


  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
What's Going on Behind the Screen with Traditionally-Aged College Undergraduates
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Paul Brown
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Presenting research on how social and digital technology impacts the development of 18-24 year old college undergraduates and implications for practice.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Overcoming Barriers to Effective Blended Learning: Research Findings to Support Student Success
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Linda S. Futch
Co-presenter: Kelvin Thompson
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Research findings identified best practice strategies for the design of effective blended courses. "Comfort" emerged as an important construct to mediate student success.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Innovative Writing Support: Who Needs It, Uses It, Benefits From It, and What Can Be Done to Increase Utilization?
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Mindy Sloan
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation showcases the results of a study of learners in an online learning setting, and challenges to increasing utilization of innovative writing supports.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Assessing Readiness for Online Education - Research Models for Identifying Students At Risk
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Katherine Conway
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study explored the interaction between student characteristics and the online environment, to explore differential results between online versus face-to-face course performance and subsequent persistence.


  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
Student-Centered Course Design in Canvas
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Travis N. Thurston
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our online instructors requested help redesigning student-centered courses, while still allowing for instructor guidance. Learn how we’re customizing courses for our students in Canvas.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Virtual Assistance Labs and Just-In-Time-Online Proactive Feedback: Reducing Statistics Anxiety In Graduate Students
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Carla Thompson
Track: N/A
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The move from 16-week face-to-face lecture/laboratory classes to 8-week fully online graduate educational statistics courses at the University of West Florida initiated a new challenge for faculty and students. The challenge focused on concerns related to students’ statistics anxiety levels. Statistics courses are often viewed by graduate education students as anxiety producing, frightening, difficult, and impossible for successful completion. Students often postpone or avoid taking required statistics courses until late in their programs. The need to explore enhanced instructional options for faculty working with statistics anxious graduate students within an asynchronous teaching environment prompted the implementation of a two-fold statistics-friendly online approach: (1) an interactive technology approach involving virtual assistance laboratory (VAL) case studies using real-world statistical problems and (2) a just-in-time-online (JITO) personal proactive personal feedback approach involving daily reassuring consistent feedback from faculty members via online discussion threads. Significant reductions in average statistics anxiety levels of graduate students were found to empirically relate to specific types of positive feedback from faculty members. In addition, empirical evidence supporting the use of virtual case studies as beneficial for reducing students’ statistics anxiety levels and increasing students’ satisfaction levels was documented in support of this effort as an effective practice.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Walden Junto Model: Supporting Faculty Communities of Practice
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Laurie Bedford
Co-presenter: Laurel Walsh
Track: N/A
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty development for asynchronous instructors is often delivered to large groups via a webinar or self-paced tutorial. For more complex instructional tasks, the traditional model is insufficiently robust, and it does not allow for reflection or resource dissemination. To address professional development gaps in offerings, the Center for Faculty Excellence developed the Walden Junto model, designed to meet the expressed interest among Walden faculty to share ideas with like-minded individuals in a structured setting. The Walden Junto model is based on Wenger’s (1998) concept of a community of practice in that it (1) focuses on a clear need for knowledge sharing; (2) incorporates a paradigm that supports the building of trusting relationships; and (3) supports the development of skills necessary for successful practice. Walden University as an institution supports the Walden Junto by providing key support elements include supporting the structure for University wide-involvement, soliciting faculty interest and input, supporting collaboration across disciplines, and encouraging ongoing learning through reflection and professional discourse.

In 2015, 8 Juntos were offered and served 121 faculty.

  • Doctoral Learning as a Transformative Process
  • Focusing on our Feedback: Strategies for Developmental Writing Instruction at the Capstone Level
  • Supporting Students’ Qualitative Analysis
  • Socializing Doctoral Students: Helping Students Become Professionals
  • Hold Steady or Let It Go? Emotional Regulation in the Online Environment
  • Supporting Mentors in the College of Education
  • Supporting Mentors in the College of Management and Technology
  • Challenges and Resources in Qualitative Dissertations

  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Diving in: Scaffolding the Online Design Process for Accelerated Change
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Natalio Avani
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation describes the accelerated design process undertaken by a senior faculty member new to online teaching;an exemplar model for continued faculty design partnerships.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Transformative Learning: Going Mobile with Your Students
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Shaun Beaty
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover why mobility matters and explore techniques for mobilizing your blended and/or online course.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Online Discussion Forum Design and Facilitation: Applying the Community of Inquiry Framework to Promote Presence
Date: 04/21
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Thomas Mays
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explores the use of a tool for discussion forum design and facilitation that is grounded in the Community of Inquiry framework.


  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
A New Lens on Digital Courseware: Navigating and Evaluating the Changing Landscape
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Gates Bryant
Co-presenters: Karen Pedersen, Vanessa Peters
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will feature a digital courseware taxonomy and framework for evaluating courseware, a result of a collaboration between Tyton Partners, the Online Learning Consortium and SRI International, with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Validating Students' "Career-ready Skills": Lessons Learned (So Far) From a System-wide Digital Badging Initiative
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: MJ Bishop
Co-presenters: Sherri N Braxton-Lieber, Mary Lang, Elizabeth (Beth) Mulherrin
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Lessons learned from a 2-year, system-wide project that is collaboratively exploring the feasibility of digital badges, both for our students and for prospective employers.


  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
Solving Two Common eLearning Problems: Student Retention & Proctoring Process Management
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about solutions for boosting student retention by measuring non-cognitive indicators and managing the proctoring process for multiple proctoring modalities.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
At Scale - Leveraging Technology Toolsets to Support Instructional Design and Course Quality Metrics
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Natalie Murray
Co-presenter: Matt Gunkel
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An inside look at how Indiana University uses cutting edge dashboard to efficiently catalog course elements based on industry standard metrics across multiple disciplines.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Buyers are From Saturn, Sellers are From Jupiter: Navigating the Vendor/Client Relationship
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Carey Hamburg
Co-presenters: Claire Arabie, Jefre Hargroder
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Implementing effective instructional technology for your campus is a challenging process with many potential barriers. Come learn from our experiences navigating our complex vendor/client relationships.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
FACULTY SUPPORT: A Playlist of Collaboration and Service "You've Got a Friend in Me"
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Judy Somers
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

"Name That Tune" Does the music in your head influence your interactions in your organization?


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Hybrid Flexible Course and Program Design: Models for Student-Directed Hybrids
Date: 04/21
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Brian Beatty
Co-presenters: Cathy Littlefield, Jackie Miller, David Rhoads, Mike Shurance, Maggie Beers, Dean R Shaffer
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this panel presentation, representatives from five institutions of higher education present a summary of their approach for student-directed hybrid flexible design: courses and programs.


  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
The Politics of Academic IT Policy: From Redlining to Digital Redlining
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Chris Gilliard
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Reinventions of redlining appear in digital practices affecting finance, employment, policing, and education. This digital redlining threatens working class students at community colleges


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Do Students Really Want Learning to Be Adaptive?
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Patsy Moskal
Co-presenter: Chuck Dziuban
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will concentrate on students' evaluation of their adaptive learning experience with the RealizeIT platform at the University of Central Florida (UCF).


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
Examining Interactive and Metacognitive Processes in Student Learning: Findings From a Hybrid Instructional Environment
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Linda Feeney
Co-presenter: Shelly Meyers
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The researchers examined students' interaction, engagement, learning, critical thinking and problem solving skills in synchronous and asynchronous instructional environments.


  • Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Research Highlights and Trends in Innovation
The Online Learning Journal (OLJ) turns 20! Learn about the Journal and Opportunities with the Journal with Editor-in-Chief Peter Shea
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Peter Shea
Track: N/A
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will discuss the Online Learning Journal (OLJ) with Editor-in-Chief Dr. Peter Shea. This is the 20th anniversary of OLJ and this year we will be offering a variety of sessions and webinars celebrating the Journal and helping authors to improve their work for publication.  This session will discuss these many opportunities.   Are you interested in publishing your research?    Want to learn more about how to ensure a successful submission and how improve your number of citations?  This session will provide some brief tips to assist you.  Finally - would you like to join the expanding OLJ community as a reviewer, editorial board member, or even as an Associate Editor?  Then this session is for you!


  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
Creating Rich, Interactive Learning Experiences (Repeat Presentation)
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Phil Ice
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover the latest trends in the development and delivery of rich, interactive content across web and mobile, to engage learners and increase cognition.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Reimagining Faculty Development: Organic Innovation for Change
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Michelle Pacansky-Brock
Co-presenters: Jill Leafstedt, Jaime A Hannans, Kristi O'Neil
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

CSU Channel Islands is exploring how the Lean Startup model (Ries, 2011) can foster teaching and learning innovations within a public university.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Fishbowl: So What's Virtually Connecting All About Anyways?
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Autumm Caines
Co-presenters: Maha Bali, Rebecca Hogue, Whitney Kilgore, Andrea Rehn, Patrice Torcivia Prusko
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Virtually Connecting seeks to enliven virtual participation in academic conferences.This session demonstrates what a Virtually Connecting session looks like.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Practical Tips to Integrating Gamified Learning
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: James Bussiere
Co-presenter: Timothy Oberlin
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Transitioning from gamification theory to applied practice can be difficult. This session will snapshot our experiences in practical first steps.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Online Proctoring: Anything BUT One Size Fits All
Date: 04/21
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lindsey Mercer
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you know which type of online proctoring is best for you and your organizationÖaren't they pretty much all the same ? NO


  • Featured Session
  • Streamed Session
Featured Session
Using Core Values in Peer Education to Collaborate, Innovate, and Educate
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Julie Larsen
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you innovate a 25 year old program? Go back to the roots and start with core values and collaboration.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Virtual Campus for Real Students: How LMS and Libraries Can Work Together to Overcome Barriers to Access
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lauren Fancher
Co-presenter: Lisa Kafati
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Access to learning materials is via the LMS for students in both distance and blended courses. Libraries need to be in the mix. How?


  • Solutions Showcase
  • Streamed Session
Solutions Showcase
Flipping from Course Term Papers to Community Outreach Video Projects Aimed at Student Centered Learning
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ralph Welsh
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This is a 5-year case study in which flipped classroom/lecture capture methods were used to promote the transition from course term papers to student generated YouTube video projects in a freshman public health science course.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
MSU Denver Agile Instructional Design Network (AIDNet)
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: William Kendal
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the emergence of a new agile paradigm in higher education for effective instructional design and optimal design team structure and management.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Partner with OLC
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes
Co-presenter: Jennifer Rafferty
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you know everything that OLC can do for you and your institution? Join us to learn about the OLC Institute and Advisory Services.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
DIY Analytics to Empower Faculty Intervention
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: David Lindrum
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Mining gradebook data uncovers valuable information about work patterns of successful students and efficacy of course design. Finding these patterns just requires looking. And Excel.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Innovation Station: A Lively Conversation on Fostering Pedagogical Breakthroughs
Date: 04/21
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder
Co-presenters: Whitney Kilgore, Patrice Torcivia Prusko, Kristen Eshleman, Jessica L. Knott
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In an educational landscape filled with silos, let's tear down the walls for a few minutes and share examples of innovations across our organizations.


  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Collaborative Intelligence: Thinking with People Who Think Differently
Date: 04/21
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Angie McArthur
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

The key to collaborating effectively is respecting “intellectual diversity,” the ways in which we think and process information differently. Each of us brings unique and varied thinking talents to the table, and when we understand intellectual diversity, we can work together more effectively. Through fascinating exercises and revealing case studies, Angie McArthur teaches audiences how to discover their own unique mind patterns and thinking talents, and how to recognize the same in others.