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Tuesday November 15, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere IV/V
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
IELOL Master Class
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lawrence Ragan (Penn State University)
Strand: N/A
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV/V
Session Duration: 7hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

**This is an invitation only session for 2016 IELOL participants and IELOL Alumni.  This session is not open to general conference attendees. **

The fees for this Full Day Pre-Conference Workshop are: $0 IELOL Class of 2016 / $250 IELOL Alumni 

The IELOL Masters Class is an opportunity for further exploration of a specific set of topical issues facing leaders in online learning. The major outcome of this workshop will be the framing of a leadership response to the forces and challenges facing online education. These topics will be selected by the IELOL community. Guest invitations will be extended to those individuals best suited to address those topics.


The fees for this Full Day Pre-Conference Workshop are: $0 IELOL Class of 2016 / $250 IELOL Alumni

 
Tuesday November 15, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Scaling Solutions to Higher Ed's Biggest Challenges
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Michael Feldstein (e-Literate)
Strand: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 7hr
Brief Abstract:

This invitation-only workshop is focused on scaling solutions to the most pressing challenges that are threatening equity and access in higher education acrossthe US. Four challenges have been identified and detailed in a special NMC call-to-action publication, with potential, evidence-based solutions in various stages. This event aims to move the needle of progress through a series of design thinking-inspired activities.

Working in teams, participants will develop programs for institutions to implement challenge solutions, design frameworks to measure success, and share ideas on reaching institutional decision-makers to scale solutions across Higher Ed. Student ambassadors will provide invaluable perspectives in the discussions and activities to support improved retention and completion. Thought leaders will share inspirational “lightning talks.”

The Higher Ed challenges at the heart of the workshop include:

  • Financial Aid for Alternative Learning Opportunities
  • Supporting Adjunct Faculty through Tech Deployment
  • Integrating Student Data Across Platforms
  • Scaling Evidence-Based Methods Across Disciplines

Send an email to communications@nmc.org

 
Tuesday November 15, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
In Search of a Quality Online Program: Steps for Program Evaluation and Improvement
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
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.

 

Register for this pre-conference workshop together with "New Tools Ensuring Online Course Quality: Meet OSCQR!" and save $65 on the combined cost. 


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

 
Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Asia 2
  • Other
Other
Slow-Flow Yoga with Kathryn (Wednesday AM)
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Kennedy (Michigan Virtual University)
Strand: N/A
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Ready to start the day energized? Join us for a 1 hour Slow Flow Yoga class with Kathryn, a fellow conference attendee and certified yoga instructor.  Slow Flow Yoga is made up of slow flow (three breaths per posture) including sun and/or moon salutations. Yoga mat, comfy clothes, & water needed.

Note:  OLC Accelerate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC may not be held liable.  The Swan/Dolphin hotel will have a limited number of yoga mats available for the class.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere D
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
OLC Quality Scorecard Peer Reviewer Training
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Attendees that successfully complete this workshop and have prior experience implementing the OLC Quality Scorecard, preference given to those that have also been through a OLC Quality Scorecard Review Assessment (QSRA), will be given the opportunity at the conclusion of the workshop to apply to become an Official OLC Quality Scorecard Peer Reviewer.  OLC Official Peer Reviewers are eligible to be third-party reviewers on future QSRAs as assigned by the OLC (as the need arises).  The application process is selective and participation in the workshop does not guarantee selection as a peer reviewer. 

This workshop may also be of interest to those planning to implement the OLC Quality Scorecard, or have a QSRA conducted at their institution, to learn more about the process.


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

 
Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oceanic 1
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Practical Tools for Creating and Sourcing Video-Based Lessons: Screencasts and TED-Ed
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Co-presenter: Jennifer M McVay-Dyche (Strayer University-Washington Campus)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to various screencasts and video creation tools (Screencast-o-Matic, Jing, Panopto) to create educational media and customized modules using pre-made interactive videos (TED-Ed Lesson). Participants will create TED-Ed lessons and a screencast, including recording, and publishing on a computer, YouTube, and TED-Ed or a LMS.


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

 
Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oceanic 2
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Flex your Pedagogical Muscles: Designing a Flex Learning Module
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tammy Garren (None/Self/Individual)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This workshop shares best practices and tools for developing and delivering flexible learning modules.  Facilitators will share strategies for differentiating resources, time, place, and interactions to match student learning styles and needs.  Participants will take the role of instructional designer, instructor, and student to plan and evaluate a flex module.   


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

 
Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oceanic 3
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Seizing Leadership Opportunities: A Practical Framework for Harnessing Local Technological Changes for Academic Transformation
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Co-presenters: Elizabeth Ciabocchi (Adelphi University), Heather McCullough (UNC Charlotte)
Strand: Leadership
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 3hr
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. This workshop will provide a practical framework for leaders to take back to their campuses and use immediately for intentional and purposeful academic transformation.


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

 
Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oceanic 4
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
The Building Blocks of Course Design
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Amy Skyles (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Co-presenter: Jeff Jennings (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This workshop session is intended for anyone interested in building a course from the ground-up or for those who are interested in a complete overhaul of their existing course(s). Each participant will walk away with the beginnings of a blueprinted plan for developing their course including goals, objectives, and assessments


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

 
Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oceanic 5
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Emerging Technologies for Student-Centered Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Vickie Cook (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenters: Tammy Craig (University of Illinois Springfield), John Freml (University of Illinois Springfield), Laurel Newman (University of Illinois Springfield)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Student-centered learning will be our focus as we explore heutagogical practices and emerging technologies.  Attendees will participate in activities that exemplify the characteristics of heutagogical approaches to learning, be given hands-on opportunity to explore various online and mobile technologies, and discuss how the technologies benefit the self-determined learner.


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

 
Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oceanic 7
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Breaking down the barriers: A practical and interactive approach to accessible course design
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kimberly Barss (Excelsior College)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Want a fun, interactive way to learn to meet accessibility standards?  Meeting technical requirements to proactively address the varied needs of disabled students can be overwhelming and challenging.  Our workshop will break down barriers to give you a deeper understanding of disabilities and practical accessibility process individualized for your institution.


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

 
Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oceanic 8
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
New Tools Ensuring Online Course Quality: Meet OSCQR!
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (Open SUNY)
Co-presenter: Dan Feinberg (Open SUNY)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Come to this workshop to meet OSCQR, the OLC Effective Practice award winning Open SUNY online course quality design rubric and process. Participants will use OSCQR to complete their own online course review. The OSCQR rubric & dashboard are openly licensed. Participants will be able to take them back to their campuses to apply to their own systematic online course quality review initiatives.

 

Register for this pre-conference workshop together with "In Search Of A Quality Online Program: Steps For Program Evaluation And Improvement" and save $65 on the combined cost. 


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

 
Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Asia 3
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
  • OLC Session
Education Session - Panel Discussion
International Learning in Time: Scholarship, Practice and Policy for Real World, Augmented Reality and Virtual Space
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Janet Poley (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: James Pappas (University of Oklahoma), Meg Benke (Empire State College), Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield), Marie Cini (UMUC)
Strand: N/A
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 2hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

This participatory symposium includes the leaders of the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame (IACEHOF) and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).  These well known educational scholars and practitioners will stimulate the audience with their perspectives about today's learners, the environmental context, technological innovation and future predictions.   They will provoke the audience and each other in considering what can accelerate local and global learning opportunities.

***Note:  This Wednesday AM session is open to all HOF and OLC Accelerate attendees; no additional registration fee required.***


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Best practices for assessment in competency-based education
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Mike Moore (D2L)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, learn how assessment in CBE differs from traditional assessment and what to consider when building a CBE assessment strategy.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
5 tools that make online teaching and learning fun and worry-free
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Carey Smouse (Blackboard)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you want to deliver online courses that make students forget they aren’t in a physical classroom? Join us to learn about some easy to use tools that can help you do just that.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Atlantic Hall
  • Other
Other
Wednesday Attendee Lunch Option (Exhibit Hall)
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

***New for 2016*** - OLC and the WDW Dolphin Hotel will offer an economical option for attendees to purchase lunch on Wednesday, November 16 only.  Visit the exhibit hall (Atlantic Hall) between 11:00am-1:30pm, where the Dolphin will offer a marketplace with a limited menu of salads, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages for attendee purchase.  Cash and credit cards accepted.  Grab some lunch and spend some time visiting with our exhibitors before your afternoon of sessions begins!  Don't forget to stop by the Technology Test Kitchen for a special cooking demonstration at noon!

**Note:  Thursday will not have this marketplace option.  Thursday options are OLC Awards Lunch (tickets available for purchase) or lunch on your own.***


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Diving into the Deep End of Learning Analytics – Are You Ready?
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Molly Mead (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Co-presenter: Lara Mabry (University of Missouri - Kansas City)
Strand: Analytics
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Is your institution on the brink of using learning analytics to inform data-driven decisions?  Or are you on the fence about the potential of analytics?  Come hear the story of one institution’s journey through analytics implementation, which will include lessons learned and helpful tips.  Participants will leave with ideas they can incorporate in their own analytics projects


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Active Learning and Analytics to Increase Student Success
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David Lindrum (Soomo Learning)
Strand: N/A
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We all like to use active learning strategies and know that analytics provide feedback essential for course revision. Soomo makes this easier. 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
The Communication Cascade Model: Improving Communication With Remote Faculty and Staff
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: John Weidert (Globalpro Education Services)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation discusses 'best practice' methods of cascading communication used between administration and remote faculty at one online University.  Findings will be presented on remote faculty preferred communication modes and methods.  The presentation will include an examination of past techniques used, changes made, and the perceived effectiveness of these changes.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
How one college transformed a MOOC into a recruiting tool
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carolyn Stoll (University of Cincinnati)
Co-presenter: Dawn Clineman (University of Cincinnati)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This panel from the University of Cincinnati will discuss how we designed a Targeted Open Online Course (TOOC) as a feeder into our Respiratory Therapy program, and how this course takes the concept of a MOOC in a different direction than what is typically thought of by the term. 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
What I Wish I Knew...and What YOU Ought to Know About Teaching Online
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Co-presenter: Hope Nordstrom (Lipscomb University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Find out what experienced online faculty identify as the top online course design, facilitation, and teaching strategies to improve the student experience, manage your online teaching expectations, and also stay sane in the online teaching world.  


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
We Expected 30; We Got 350: The First Year of a Graduate Student Online Teaching Certificate
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laurence Boggess (Penn State World Campus)
Co-presenter: Andrew Tatusko (Penn State University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session describes the design and implementation of a new competency-based, online teaching certificate program for graduate students. Presenters discuss how they scaled up their online training program to accommodate 350 students, the components of the new program, challenges and strategies for problem-solving, and analysis of program evaluation data.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Concurrent Session 1
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Teach with Adaptive Learning - What changes can you expect?
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nic Rebne (CogBooks)
Co-presenter: Mildred Jessie (California State University Fresno)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session we will show you different teaching models supported by adaptive learning and their impact on students and instructors.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 1
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Kick-Off: Innovation in Cooking - Live Chef Demonstration
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Celebrate the kick-off of the 2016 Technology Test Kitchen with a little cooking demonstration!  Join the TTK Chefs and Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort head pastry chef as he and his team create a delicious dessert for you.  Watch and listen as they create a treat using unusual ingredients and methods while discussing the importance of innovation in creative endeavors.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Australia 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
The Coming of the Learning Engineer: Questions of Faculty Work in the Digital Age
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Steven Weiland (Michigan State University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Australia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What does the faculty know about learning? According to reformers, very little. Lessons from the learning sciences have been slow to penetrate teaching.  Thus, new initiatives hope to make “learning engineers” central to online course development.  Can the idea meet the challenge of maintaining important features of faculty work?  


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Create-Your-Own Quality, Interactive Digital Curriculum to Engage Students
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: David Evans (SoftChalk LLC)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Create-Your-Own Quality, Interactive Digital Curriculum to Engage Students and deliver it anywhere, anytime, on any device.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
M4P - Mobile Methodology for Modeling Mobile Pedagogy
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Roz Hussin (University of Nebraska - Lincoln)
Co-presenter: Zoe Falls (University of Nebraska - Lincoln)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Title: M4P - Mobile Methodology for Modeling Mobile Pedagogy

This presentation focuses on the effects of an experimental tiered-model approach to teacher education implemented by an educational technology instructor in partnership with an instructional designer. Learning goals include: triggering motivation, coaching self-help skills for implementing mobile learning, collaborating to nurture Heutagogy learning culture, and modeling instructional techniques.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Breaking Down Barriers: Making Education More Accessible, Affordable, Engaging
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Josh Moe (Odigia)
Co-presenter: Nathan Battle (Odigia)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can we make education more engaging, accessible, and affordable? Designed for today’s teachers and learners, Odigia creates more relevant, engaging, and affordable learning experiences.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Europe 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Creating Relevance Through Narrative
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Luke Cable (Wiley)
Co-presenters: Bill Cochran (Wiley Education Services), Cullen Grinnan (Our Lady of the Lake University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Europe 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn techniques for using storytelling and narrative to provide students with accessible frameworks for understanding complex, conceptual content and highly relevant assessment opportunities.  Come see practical examples of these techniques in application.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Boosting Affordability and Success in Gateway Math Courses with OER Redesign
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Calandra Stringer (Tallahassee Community College)
Co-presenter: Kim Thanos (Lumen Learning)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In fall 2015, Tallahassee Community College’s math department shifted all sections of two high-enrollment math courses to open educational resources (OER). Learn how TCC saved students $535,000, granted day one access to all students, and turned a corner on students’ ability to succeed, all in a single year.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Getting More Quickly to the Impact of Learning Technologies: The Rapid Cycle Evaluation Approach
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Griffiths (SRI Education)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Research on learning technology efficacy lags far behind the explosive growth of available products.  Rapid cycle technology evaluation is an emerging approach to generating timely evidence on the effectiveness of learning technologies for specific contexts and learners. Presenters will describe this approach and discuss possible applications in postsecondary education.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
The Challenges and Benefits of Online Service Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kenneth Mentor (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While service learning has been included in many traditional learning environments, community-based applied learning poses new challenges in online environments. Research about service learning and strategies for integrating service learning activities in online courses will be discussed, including survey data regarding student attitudes about online service learning.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
  • OLC Session
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Kick Start Your Online Teaching Career with OLC!
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville), Linda Algozzini (APUS)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn firsthand from faculty and graduates how the OLC Online Teaching Certificate Programs can help you develop your skills and knowledge and stay current as online and digital education trends evolve.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 1
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
A Technology-Enabled Dual Enrollment Model for Diverse Students in Rural Areas
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Brian Burson (Northland Pioneer College)
Co-presenters: Wei Ma (Northland Pioneer College), Phillip Way (Northland Pioneer College)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Brief Abstract:

This presentation highlights a rural community college’s efforts to enable and expand dual enrollment for diverse high school students via distance learning technology. Challenges and solutions regarding IT management, class scheduling, learning design, and distance education pedagogy are identified. Preliminary findings from the early phase of implementation will be shared.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Best Practices in the Implementation of Program Support for Multicampus Collaborative Degree Programs
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Julie Lang (The Pennsylvania State University )
Co-presenter: David Stone (Pennsylvania State University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Brief Abstract:

During this session, we will focus on the workflows and relationships Penn State University has utilized to support shared programs. We will discuss how we capitalized on existing resources as well as best practices in creating new support structures to fill in the identified gaps.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Beyond Competency: Engaging Faculty through Authentic Training Experiences
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Yasmeen Yusuf-Khalil (Open Campus - The University of the West Indies)
Co-presenter: Janice Orcutt (University of the West Indies)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Brief Abstract:

Do your faculty know how their teaching styles, teaching perspectives and learning styles influence their performance in online classrooms? Learn how the UWI Open Campus initiated change in faculty attitudes and teaching competencies with an innovative training framework drawing on technology, pedagogy, coaching and recognition.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Bite-sized learning in library skill development: Micro Learning Application
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Melissa McCartney (University of Phoenix)
Co-presenter: Holly Rick (Walden University)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Brief Abstract:

The days of one-shot instruction are dead. Online and blended modalities allow education to be more adaptive, accessible, personalized, and customizable than ever before. This session explores the impact of just-in-time microlearning experiences to deliver academic support in the area of information literacy in higher education.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating a Virtual Clinical Learning Experience in Leadership and Quality Improvement
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Deborah Merriam (Daemen College)
Co-presenters: Amanda Cody (Daemen College), Jacob Fisher (Trocaire College), Patricia Nirelli (Daemen College)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Brief Abstract:

The presentation showcases a think tank project creating a virtual clinical learning experience (e-simulation) that will develop competencies needed to be successful and have a positive impact on healthcare outcomes.  The use of Wordpress and an unfolding case study created an accessible, affordable, replicable and effective virtual clinical learning experience.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Cultivating Quality Change: Growing Online and Hybrid Quality at the Institutional Level
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Page Jerzak (Valencia College)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Brief Abstract:

Struggling to grow online and hybrid quality at your institution? You are not alone. Come hear about Valencia College’s process for improving quality across the institution. We will also share how we paired quality improvement with our strategic plan for online and hybrid learning. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Evaluating and Supporting Student Engagement in Online Learning
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Paula Bigatel (Penn State University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Brief Abstract:

This paper presentation reviews how results of a student survey measuring online student engagement were applied to creating evaluation tools for faculty, administrators, and instructional designers. The survey reflects the “Indicators of Engaged Learning Online” framework and evaluation tools that critique course design, teaching behaviors, and the use of technology. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Factors that Influence Student Attrition in Online Courses
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Melanie Shaw (Northcentral University)
Co-presenter: Karen Ferguson (Colorado State University Global Campus)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will include the results of a research study conducted using results from the SmarterMeasure Learning Readiness Indicator to track students in their degree programs. In addition, student outreach was conducted with an experimental group of at-risk students to determine if additional academic support promoted retention. An at-risk student profile will be shared.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Faculty Perceptions of Instructional Role
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ilona Marie Hajdu (Indiana University - Office of Online Education)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Brief Abstract:

Instructional roles for faculty in higher education have increasingly become disaggregated, or unbundled. Existing research on unbundling focuses mainly on theoretical and conceptual constructs. Emperical research is needed to examine how faculty's perception of their instructional role, agency and professional identity are impacted by the trend towards disaggregation


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online Proctoring: Lesson Learned & Success Stories from a Large University
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lindsey Mercer (University of South Florida)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Brief Abstract:

The presentation outlines the evolution of online proctoring at the University of South Florida (USF) and provides attendees with the lessons learned (challenges) and successes.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Online Renaissance in Graduate Business Education
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Peter Ariev (Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business)
Co-presenters: Natalie Janiszewski (University of Maryland), Patrick Dempsey (Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Brief Abstract:

This session will reveal examples of  innovative online teaching  at two graduate business programs that are creating "21st century" approaches to digital transformation, addressing Roos'  call in the Harvard Business Review for a "Renaissance" in business education. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Treading water: trends in developing online competency-based courses
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jaclyn Krause (Central Washington University)
Co-presenter: Julie Bonner (Central Washington University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session will focus on best practices in developing courses for competency-based programs, and for faculty interested in switching their traditional online classes into more of a competency based approach.  The session will explore the differences and challenges in developing competency based online courses.  Techniques such as content development, multimedia approaches, faculty interactivity, and overall design will be discussed.  In this highly interactive session, participants will also have the opportunity to share ideas in small groups, allowing everyone to take away a concrete "to do list" for implementation of competency-based format in their own courses.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Who Is Using Online Tutoring Supports and How Do We Engage More Learners of Diversity?
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Mindy Sloan (Zovio)
Co-presenter: Andrew Shean (Ashford University & Bridgepoint Education)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Brief Abstract:

A study of users and nonusers of writing, math, and library tutoring inspires a dialogue around how to engage more students of diversity to take advantage of available online resources.  This study demonstrated that many students who are most at-risk do not reach out for assistance.  What can be done?  


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Front & Center: Focusing on What Matters
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kit Inpornvijit (FSCJ)
Co-presenter: Chrystal Wickline (Florida State College at Jacksonville)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Quality Matters (QM) Standards are adopted, simplified, and utilized as a design, development, and evaluation tool to guide the faculty on how to personalize, modify the course design appropriately based on faculty roles - Facilitator, Adopter, and Developer.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Teaching Lab Science Courses Online: It CAN Be Done!
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Shannon McGurk (Carolina Distance Learning)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will include participants actively taking part in hands-on lab investigations developed for online science courses. These investigations have been designed for the off-campus setting while maintaining the college-level rigor.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Less May Be More! A Randomized Control Trial Investigating Virtual Clinical Simulations versus Face-to-face High Fidelity Simulations
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Shelley Cobbett (Dalhousie University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Face-to-face clinical simulations, although costly, are commonly used in education. A RCT that investigated virtual and face-to-face clinical simulations regarding student learning outcomes will be highlighted. The virtual simulation platform will be demonstrated to engage attendees in the student experience of the experimental variable. Study results and recommendations will follow.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Classroom Assessment Techniques (CAT) in the Online Classroom
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Peggy Moore (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Co-presenter: Analisa McMillan (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Why wait until a unit exam to discover student understanding of course content?  You can use Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATS) to evaluate course delivery and teaching methods.  CATS are easy formative evaluation tools which allow you to assess student mastery before the big assignment or exam.  In this session you'll use Poll Everywhere (or any online polling tool) to test three simple CATs methods that you can implement with your learners immediately. 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Politics as Pedagogy: 2016 election podcast as a model for a virtual teaching and learning commons
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jaya Kannan (Sacred Heart University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At Sacred Heart University, an audio podcast focused on the 2016 election has begun to have a global impact – with 1000+ plays and listeners from 26 countries. Using this as a case study, this session will focus on the conceptual framework for building a virtual teaching and learning commons.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Creating and diffusing online and blended instructional and institutional practices from data and evidence
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Co-presenter: Rachel Cusatis (National Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come discuss turning evidence into practice using findings from a large cross-institutional distance education study conducted by the National Research Center for Distance Educaiton and Technological Advancements (DETA) and funded by the U.S. Department of Education.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Our Duty to Serve: Supporting Military Spouses
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Marsha Fortney (UMUC)
Co-presenter: Amy Holberg (University of Maryland University College)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As more flexible options for higher education emerge, many military spouses eagerly tap into resources allowing them to pursue their college degree.  It is essential that faculty understand the challenges military spouses face and how they can best support their students’ goals of achieving academic, professional, and personal success.

 
Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
The Growth of Alternative Providers: Competitors, Partners, or Both?
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE)
Co-presenter: Burck Smith (StraighterLine)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This is a growing industry of postsecondary education providers who exist outside of traditional institutions and the current accreditation structures. Some are providing educational offerings that equal or surpass college courses and do so at a fraction of the price to students. Recently, the Department of Education created an “experimental” program to allow partnerships between alternative providers and traditional colleges so that their students would gain access to financial aid. Join our session to learn how this growth presents opportunities and pitfalls to traditional colleges.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere I
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Busted! Challenging Myths about the Effectiveness of Online Student Support Services
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stacy Atkinson (Ivy Tech Community College)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do students who use online tutoring and other online support services have higher retention rates than those who don’t? The presenters, with extensive experience in online learning, will address this question and common myths about online student services from the perspective of both a 2-year and a 4-year institution.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere II
Concurrent Session 1
  • Town Hall
Town Hall
Town Hall: Learning Effectiveness
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marti Snyder (Nova Southeastern University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Lisa Halverson (Brigham Young University), Bonni Stachowiak (Vanguard University), Anissa Lokey-Vega (Kennesaw State University), Kimberly Bondeson (Gwinnett Online Campus)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Please join the Strand Chairs as they bring together “the community” of experts and participants to hold an interactive discussion on the main trends and hot topics that are taking root in this strand.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere III
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Critical Thinking and Meditation in Online Higher Education: A Quasi-Experimental Study
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mansureh Kebritchi (University of Phoenix)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere III
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presentation will share a study about the effect of meditation on critical thinking skills of undergraduate students. It informs the audience about how using meditation can be effective in online courses to improve critical thinking skills of the students and prepare them to succeed in 21 century job market. 

This session received high reviewer ratings and is runner up for Best-in-Strand.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere IV
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Our Framework for Streamlining an Instructor’s First “Flip”
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Hinote (UMass Dartmouth)
Co-presenter: Rachel Rebello (UMass Dartmouth)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you looking for a straight-forward and successful method to help faculty flip their instruction? Join us as we showcase our process for streamlining faculty’s flipped course redesign! Please bring your own device to utilize real-time collaboration software in this highly engaging session.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere V
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
#beyondreflection: 3 Web Tools for Encouraging Metacognition
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kelly Keane (Loyola University Maryland)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore the need for metacognition in online and hybrid environments and provide participants with a hands-on exploration of three different web 2.0 tools that can be used to engage students in metacognitive practices.  Metacognitive question starters and examples and ideas connected to practice will be shared.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Online Learning and Student Success: A Comparison of Student Retention and Progression Across Delivery Modes
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenter: Scott James (Hobsons)
Strand: Analytics
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Contrary to what has been widely reported in the media, the research reported in this presentation suggests that taking online courses does not necessarily negatively impact student success, and indeed can in some circumstances enhance retention and progression.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
10 Ways to Achieve Financial Success with Your Online Program
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cindy Wheatley (Keypath Education)
Co-presenter: Drew Bagley (Bluestocking Education)
Strand: N/A
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 Online programs can create predictable and sustainable growth if properly structured, managed, and financed. We will present a financial model that ensures programs are self-sustaining.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Meeting Faculty Where They Are: Supporting Online Faculty
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Josie Baudier (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenters: Olena Zhadko (Lehman College - CUNY), Antonia Levy (CUNY School of Professional Studies)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online course offerings are on the rise at most higher education institutions. One of the challenges universities face is providing high quality support services to those faculty who teach online. This session will introduce several online faculty development initiatives and discuss effective strategies for implementation at your institution.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
  • OLC Session
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Accelerate to Success with the OLC Scorecard
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Narine Mirijanian (Baker Online)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Accelerate to Success with the OLC Scorecard: See how one institution used the OLC Scorecard to drive quality improvements. Baker Online utilized the expertise of the OLC reviewers to avoid speeding and pay attention to critical road signs, ultimately learning that quality is not a destination but an ongoing journey. 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Promoting Wellness Online: Assessing the Health Needs of U.S. Fully Online College Students to Develop Healthy (Virtual) Campus Initiatives
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michelle Burcin (Walden University)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The demand for online education paves incredible opportunities for Healthy Virtual (v-)Campus 2020 initiatives, but the results from our study found that most online universities are not providing interactive student health services needed for the fully, online student, based on their most common health and behavior risks affecting academic performances.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
What's a Storyboard? Walking Faculty New to Online Education through the Course Design Process
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laura Dicht (NYU)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Jasmin (New York University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Would you build a building without a blueprint? Then why would you develop an online class without a Storyboard? This presentation provides an overview of NYU’s course development and course revision process and detail how the “Storyboard” is a pillar in our methodology and should be in yours as well!

This session received high reviewer ratings and is runner up for Best-in-Strand.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Concurrent Session 2
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Above And Beyond HEOA Compliance - Online Proctoring and the Digital Age
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the pros and cons of online proctoring and identity verification platforms for compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). This presentation will help you decide on a method that works best for your institution.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 2
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Iron Chef Battle - Heat 1
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this renaissance of emerging technology, being able to craft a killer recipe for engagement on the fly is an invaluable skill.  Join us for some fiery pedagogical competition in the Technology Test Kitchen Iron Chef Battles!  

In a zesty combo of popular TV cooking competition shows (Iron Chef, Chopped, etc.), we’re pairing exhibitors and educators into teams to battle for bragging rights over who can create the most exciting new recipe for technology. We’ll be holding four qualifying heats in the TTK with a high-energy finale on Friday at the end of the conference.

Join our 4 teams in Heat #1 as they battle for a spot in the Friday morning Iron Chef Battle final!

Mirum Learning:  Melissa Layne (American Public University System), Phil Ice (Mirum Learning)

Team UNC:  Michelle Soler (University of North Carolina), Heather McCullough (University of North Carolina - Charlotte), Florence Martine (University of North Carolina - Charlotte), Ginger Dawson (D2L)

Shark Chefs:  Julie Hewitt (University of Wisconsin - Platteville), Keshia Nall (Nova Southeastern University), David Schubert (Nova Southeastern University), Adam Larson (Schoology)

Procki & Flash:  Paul Creed III (Kent State University), Jason Rupert (ProctorU), Franklin Hayes (ProctorU)


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Australia 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Teaching Skills for Tomorrow: Strategies for Problem Solving and Collaboration
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Shara Lee (Valencia College)
Co-presenter: Gary Kokaisel (Valencia College)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Australia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Today's employers are seeking graduates with skills such as problem solving and collaboration. This session will explore how to build those skills in any discipline using creative problem solving framework with Web 2.0 tools.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Quick Start To Captioning
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Emily Griffin (3Play Media)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will cover the basics of video captioning, including accessibility laws, emerging web standards, best practices, and workflows for lecture capture and video platforms.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Impetus for Change: Growth, Evolution, and Lessons Learned at NAU Competency-Based Education
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jeannie Copley (Northern Arizona University)
Co-presenter: Dora Donovan (Northern Arizona University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Innovation at its core means designing and doing things differently.  This presentation will focus on the 4-year growth, evolving changes, and lessons learned of the NAU Personalized Learning Competency-Based Program, including observations as the PL programs move into the next stage of development.  This session is presented by two NAU faculty from the PL CBE at NAU who will present an overview of the highlights, changes, and most current challenges of their innovative competency-based program. 

The primary goal of the session is to give participants an opportunity to discuss how competency-based programs are serving to the student learner, adapting to local and state governance, integrating financial aid, curriculum changes, and creating a new faculty structure.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Adaptive Learning Based On Cognitive and Learning Science From Carnegie Mellon
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Eric Frank (Acrobatiq)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

New approaches to instructional design, combined with learning data and predictive analytics can help determine a student’s knowledge state and find the best path to achieve mastery, making learning more efficient and saving educators time.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Europe 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Development of the Student Online Learning Readiness (SOLR) Instrument: Focused on Social, Communication, and Technical Competencies
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Taeho Yu (University of Virginia)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Europe 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Student Online Learning Readiness (SOLR) instrument developed and validated in this study could provide a guide on how to measure student competencies in online learning and what components should be included in their orientations or supports to enhance their student competencies in online learning.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
#HigherEdScope: A New Frontier in Digital Development
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jon Ernstberger (LaGrange College)
Co-presenter: Melissa Venable (BestColleges)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

#HigherEdScope is a co-hosted Periscope serial about online education that stretches the boundaries of the platform while also introducing online educators and administrators to pedagogy, tools, and strategies.  The co-hosts explore, experiment and share failures and successes.  Session participants should come, ready to participate, with mobile device in hand!


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Engaging Online Authentically: Acting on What We Know from Other Disciplines
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Carrie Bailey (UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX)
Co-presenters: Susan Honea (University of Phoenix), Erin Nemiroff (University of Phoenix)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Based on research and established best practices, collected from cross disciplines, this workshop provides an explanation of pathways that complete a circuit for interaction fostering a deeper level of engagement, empowerment, connectivity and collaboration within the online classroom dynamic.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Students Interested in STEM: A Comparison of Gender and Ethnic Distribution
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Barbara Fedock (University of Phoenix)
Strand: Analytics
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematical (STEM) schools lack gender and ethnic diversity. To stimulate change, STEM Generation Z digitally connected diverse student learning styles must be considered.  Failure to implement online or blended STEM programs that integrate workplace simulations and gaming may contribute to a lack of STEM student diversity.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Faculty Experiences with Managing Team Assignments in Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Debbie Beck (DeVry University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Team-Based Learning is an effective pedagogical approach that promotes: active learning, student engagement, collaboration, stimulation of critical thinking and problem solving, development of project management and conflict resolution skills, and accountability to the team in the online classrooms. It creates a mechanism for experiential learning by mimicking work based teams as used in many employment settings. As a result of effectively managed online team assignments, students are offered opportunities to apply course concepts thereby enriching their learning, while developing the essential skills to work effectively as a team. During the session research and evidenced based best practices be presented on faculty experiences with managing team assignments in online courses. In addition, the audience will be engaged using a number of techniques including small group discussions, and interactive question and answer dialogue.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 2
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
A replication study exploring teacher preparation for K-12 online learning
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Kennedy (Michigan Virtual University)
Co-presenter: Sabrina Huyett (Utah Valley University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Brief Abstract:

This replicated study shares the results of a national survey targeting teacher education programs’ efforts to help prepare preservice teachers for K-12 online learning. Data from the 2010-11 study show that only 1.3% of responding teacher education programs were addressing this need via field experiences in virtual schools. The authors will share the 2015-16 data during the session. Come find out if the needle has moved in the last five years.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Adaptive Learning and Analytics: Examples from implementation at Colorado Technical University (CTU)
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Colm Howlin (Realizeit)
Co-presenter: Connie Johnson (Colorado Technical University)
Strand: Analytics
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Brief Abstract:

Since 2012, Colorado Technical University has used Realizeit to deliver adaptive learning. This session will use concrete examples to explore the impact of adaptive learning analytics on students and faculty, as well as the ability of analytics to inform course development and the institutions adaptive learning rollout strategy.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building a Successful Online Program: A Model for Effective Implementation Any Faculty Can Use
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Stephen Nodine (George Mason University)
Co-presenter: Anne-Marie Balzano (George Mason University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Brief Abstract:

Mason’s Education Leadership faculty designed a framework to build a successful fully-online Master’s degree program. Likewise, your faculty, even those new to online, can achieve success. Key elements include highly collaborative course design teams of instructors, an instructional designer, consistent professional development, a common course template, and common participation rubrics.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building Community and Trust in an Online Environment through Intentional Course Design
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Angie Smith (North Carolina State University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Brief Abstract:

The session highlights a process involving course design for a group counseling course taught exclusively online using both asynchronous and synchronous technology. The course is experiential and actively engages students in the course content and counseling process. Both the instructor and instructional designer will share the development process, tips for instructional design, and future considerations.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Canvas Conversion Campfire Stories
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Linda Macaulay (Elizabethtown College)
Co-presenter: Cynthia Schanke (Elizabethtown College)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Brief Abstract:

Let's gather around the campfire to share our stories about switching from another LMS to Canvas.  We will share how we successfully migrated 1000+ courses in a year and trained hundreds of faculty in our traditional liberal arts college and part-time facilitators in our accelerated adult continuing education program.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Communication Apprehension in Online Public Speaking Courses Versus Face-to-Face: A Comparative Study
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kendra Mann (Ball State University)
Co-presenter: Abby Erpelding (Ball State University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Brief Abstract:

We hope to discover best practices for teaching public speaking online. We will compare the communication apprehension rates and the withdrawal and failure rates for both class formats. With this discovery session we hope to gain insights from our peers in the field of online learning. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating High-Value Partnerships for Innovation
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Cecilia Retelle Zywicki (Ranku
Strand: Analytics
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Brief Abstract:

Higher education institutions and technology providers can build synergistic partnerships that drive scalable innovation. Successful partnerships require thoughtful alignment and excellent communication to achieve shared goals. This panel will discuss the efficacy of technology solutions, how it has impacted the University of Nebraska’s goals and objectives related to online education, and how to get the partnership “right”.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Effective Design Model To Include Learners With Undisclosed Disabilities In Online Learning
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tina Calandrino (University of Central Florida)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Brief Abstract:

Although attention to online course accessibility has increased over the past several years many faculty report a significant number of learners with undisclosed disabilities enrolling in classes.  This panel discussion will showcase a new design model along with techniques and tools for developing courses that are responsive to learner needs.  Building in learner support tools will stimulate individualized learning and increase learner retention especially among those with undisclosed disabilities.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
eTUBE – Continuing Professional Development Programme for Online Teaching
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Marjo Joshi (Turku University of Applied Sciences)
Strand: International Perspectives
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Brief Abstract:

How do I transfer my classroom teaching into an online environment? What skills do I need? How can I engage my students? Teachers need support before taking the step into the world of online teaching.  A combination of pedagogical and technical skills provides a working model for professional development programme.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Inside the Lawsuit Against GW for Fraud in Online Master’s Program
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Linda Enghagen (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Brief Abstract:

On April 7, 2016, a group of former students sued George Washington University alleging fraud in the promotion and delivery of its online master’s degree in Security and Safety Leadership.  This presentation will lay out the specifics of the case and examine what is at stake for online education.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Now that’s a Good Question: Evaluating Our Online Exams
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Paul Koester (Tarrant County College)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Brief Abstract:

How well do our online exam questions assess our students’ capabilities? Investigate ways to evaluate the effectiveness of test questions. Explore alternatives to traditional multiple choice formats that maintain the advantage of automated grading. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Stop Texting Me! Enhancing Presence and Personalization Using Multimedia
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Robert Harper (Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Brief Abstract:

Minimizing the use of “all text” in online learning may create opportunities for deeper levels of instructor-student engagement addressing issues of presence and personalization. This Discovery Session explores efforts to increase student engagement, reflection, and learning outcomes through the use of multimedia in an online e-portfolio development course.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
LIFESAVERS for Teaching Online
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Melissa Kagarise (Saint Francis University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you find that facilitating discussions, grading assignments, and providing detailed feedback to your students have you drowning in your course? Are you hesitant to step into the murky online water for fear of sharks? If so, we will share LIFESAVERS for working smarter, not harder, in distance education courses.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Transform Your Content into a Robust Adaptive Course in a Few Simple Steps
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sabrina Fuchs (CogBooks)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, instructors and instructional designers will learn how to create their own adaptive learning courseware based on the content they are already using in their teaching. Attendees will have the opportunity to use their own authoring login to transform their content into an adaptive course module - ready to use in their teaching straight away. 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Let’s Get (Inter) Personal: Using Role-Play and Web-Conferencing to Assess Effective Communication Skills
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jenifer Norton (Widener University)
Co-presenter: Joshua Smith (Wiley Education Services)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do we know our online students have the necessary interpersonal communication skills to be effective professionals? Can we develop activities to assess these skills in the online classroom using web-conferencing tools? This session will answer these questions, as well as allow attendees to make applications in their own discipline.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Doctoral Mentoring: Skype and Zoom Online Conferencing Tools
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lisa Kangas (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Gwendolyn Dooley (Walden University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Successful distance education and doctoral mentoring in the 21st century requires that adult educators use technologies and autonomous learning strategies. The psychological and communication spaces in an online environment are never the same between any two adult/doctoral learners. This transaction distance is what deeply impacts learning and teaching.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Implementing New Approaches to Academic Honesty
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jean Derco (University of Tennessee)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Gramling (The University of Tennessee - Knoxville)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Despite academia’s fear of dishonesty in the online environment, learn how the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is supporting cost effective, secure online testing without a proctored testing center or a third party vendor.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
The Match Game: Aligning Program Learning Objectives with a University Wide Assessment Strategy
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Brian Redmond (Penn State)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do individual programs align with larger university goals?  This panel will outline how an online leadership program achieved such alignment in the face of impending accreditation.  Specifically, the panel will discuss how individual course assessments provide insight as to how the program is helping the university meet institutional-level goals.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
OERs & Skills for Student Success: Academic Integrity & Financial Literacy MOOCs
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Mariann Hawken (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Co-presenter: Holly Owens (University of Maryland - Baltimore County )
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

University of Maryland, Baltimore County developed two online, self-paced internal MOOCs for undergraduate students focusing on core academic and life skills. Both tutorials are intended to support students to make effective choices about ethical scholarship and financial decisions. This presentation will review the background, design and development, usage, and next steps.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Four Steps to Student Engagement Using Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nichole Karpel (Northcentral University)
Co-presenter: John Craig (West Chester University of Pennsylvania )
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While the number of students taking online/blended courses continues to increase, strategies to engage students in learning have been slow to emerge. Discover how to use Kolb’s (1984) Experiential Learning Cycle to engage students in online/blended learning. Take home a 4-step student engagement strategy to implement on your campus tomorrow. 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere I
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
  • Best in Strand
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Creating & Sustaining Industry Partnerships
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Edmunds (Clemson University)
Co-presenter: Ruth Calabrese (AIG)
Strand: Leadership
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In 2015 Clemson University and American International Group (AIG) established a multi-million-dollar partnership to advance research and provide graduate-level education for working professionals. This session will explore a model for creating such partnerships. Strategies for sustaining those partnerships will be shared based on research and presenter’s experience. 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere II
Concurrent Session 2
  • Town Hall
Town Hall
Town Hall: Trends and Innovations
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Amy Kuntz (Penn State University), Gus Roque (FIU Online), John Raible (University of Central Florida)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Please join the Strand Chairs as they bring together “the community” of experts and participants to hold an interactive discussion on the main trends and hot topics that are taking root in this strand.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere III
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Creating an Activity-Level Measure of Student Engagement and Exploring the Potential of LMS Log Data as a Proxy Measure of Student Engagement
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Charles Graham (Brigham Young University)
Co-presenter: Lisa Halverson (Brigham Young University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere III
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation reports on the outcomes of dissertation research that validated a longitudinal, activity-level measure of student engagement for blended learning contents and then used the instrument to explore the potential for using LMS log data as a proxy measure for student engagement.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere IV
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Project-Based Online Learning: A New Prescriptive Model of Instructional Design
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anissa Lokey-Vega (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenter: Kimberly Bondeson (Gwinnett Online Campus)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Project-based learning (PBL) models like the one created by the Buck Institute are difficult to translate to the online environment. Two online educators co-designed several project-based online learning (PBOL) experiences for one online school that serves 4th through 12th grade. This design and development research study has resulted in a prescriptive model of instructional design for PBOL. 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere V
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Dancing Robots: An Interdisciplinary and Collaborative Experience
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Debra Smarkusky (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Sharon Ann Toman (Penn State University )
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you interested in creating innovative and collaborative projects that utilize music and technology? Do you enjoy dancing?  During this presentation faculty discuss the shared development process, utilized technologies, discipline-specific project requirements, assessment criteria, and video results of a robot dance.

This session received high reviewer ratings and is runner up for Best-in-Strand.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Asia 3
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
Faculty Meet-Up - OLC Institute for Professional Development
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join Jennifer Rafferty, Director of the OLC Institute for Professional Development, and Institute staff, in a meet and greet session with other Institute faculty. All past and present Institute faculty are invited to attend this session.
 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Walk and Talk: Understand
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville)
Co-presenter: Dave Goodrich (Michigan State University)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Let’s try an experiment together. You’ve heard of active learning, yes? What if we took it to a whole new level? This year, you have the opportunity to join our “Walk + Talk Sessions.”

Find a partner, grab a Walk + Talk guiding question and walk a lap or two or three around the expo hall in conversation with your colleague. Or join us in the TTK during one of our scheduled Walk + Talk sessions at the Networking Breaks to meet and chat with new friends.  You might even consider sharing some of your thoughts together on our video padcaster booths. Be our guests!

Walking meetings … who knew?


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
  • Other
Other
Stretch and Renew Yoga with Kathryn (Wednesday PM)
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Kennedy (Michigan Virtual University)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Tired of sitting and in need of a good stretch?  Join us in the National Sponsor Presentation Area (right side of the exhibit hall near the large food and beverage area) during the networking break for a 15 minute Stretch & Renew Yoga class with Kathryn, a fellow conference attendee and certified yoga instructor.  Stretch and Renew Yoga is made up of simple stretching using a chair as a prop. Conference attire okay. No mat needed.

Note:  All OLC Accelerate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC may not be held liable.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Applying Online Learning Analytics: Research, Findings, and Next Steps
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities)
Co-presenters: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Scott James (Hobsons)
Strand: Analytics
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Building a comprehensive foundation for the application of analytics is critical for online learning to demonstrate impact. This session shares insights from the current state of research on online learning analytics and recently published articles from the special issue in the Online Learning Journal. 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Test Integrity and Distance Learning: Needs, Trends and Our Discoveries
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Randy Grosberg (Examity)
Strand: N/A
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 Join us to get a complete understanding of remote test proctoring best practices, the threats to institutional integrity, and learn about some trends in the distance learning industry.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Research in Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA): Part 1: Research Project Lightning Round
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Co-presenter: Rachel Cusatis (National Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Through rigorous, cross-institutional research, the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA, pronounced data) strives to improve student access and success in distance education, in particular for underrepresented students. Launched at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), we released the DETA Research Toolkit in October of 2016, which contains research guides, pertinent survey instruments, data codebooks, shared definitions, and operationalizations of variables. Alongside the release of the toolkit was a request for research proposals that align with DETA’s goals. Through a competitive process, institutions and faculty across the country were awarded grants to conduct quasi-experimental, survey, and meta-analytic studies. The objective of this session is to hear from awardees and other collaborators who are conducting research in distance education at their respective institutions. Each researcher will briefly describe their study in a lightning round format of 5 minutes and 5 slides per persenter. If you are interested in presenting, please contact DETA via email: deta-staff@uwm.edu.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA): Myths and Tall Tales
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Betsey Martin (Southern Regional Education Board (SREB))
Co-presenters: Marshall Hill (NC-SARA), John Lopez (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education), Sandra Doran (New England Board of Higher Education)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

NC-SARA and the regional compact directors will dispel some of the frequent statements about SARA that are absolutely incorrect!  Test your knowledge? And what next for your institution? Real questions from the past six months will be used to dispel SARA myths


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
One Step at a Time: Creating Paths for Diverse Learners through Universal Design for Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Aisha Haynes (University of South Carolina - Center for Teaching Excellence)
Co-presenter: Karen Edwards (University of South Carolina)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you ready to move forward on the road to meeting all students’ needs?  Learn how you can use the principles of “Universal Design for Learning” (providing all individuals an equal opportunity to learn) to make your online course welcoming and usable for all of your students.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Growth and Evolution of an Institutional Hybrid Initiative through a Faculty Learning Community Approach
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cub Kahn (Oregon State University)
Co-presenter: Cheridy Aduviri (Oregon State University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will provide a case study of faculty development and diffusion of effective methods for using technology to support learning in hybrid courses. Strengths of faculty learning communities offered in a hybrid format will be illustrated. Participants will come away equipped to start faculty learning communities at their institutions.   


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Concurrent Session 3
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Sweaty Palms is Not a Resort: Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Assessment
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jason Phillip Sparks (Instructure)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Quizzes. Tests. Exams. Let's look at the common problems we encounter in assessment and learn about what we can do to holistically improve the process.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 3
Technology Test Kitchen
The Internet of Everything (IOE) New EduGadgets and Devices
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Co-presenters: Kim Bolton (Walters State Community Colleg), Denise Malloy (Tennessee Board of Regents), Thomas Sewell (Walters State Community College), Tara Tansil-Gentry (The University of Tennessee at Martin)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What's the buzz surrounding the "internet of things"?  Come for a hands-on, interactive and high energy session with master chef and the first proclaimed "App-ologist" in the exploration of edugadgets and computing devices linked together with the exchange of data.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Australia 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Quasi-experimental What?: Increasing Your Research Literacy
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Katie Linder (Oregon State University)
Co-presenter: Andrea Gregg (Penn State)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Australia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When was the last time you took a research methods course? This session will provide an overview of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research questions and designs using examples from distance education studies. Participants will leave with ideas for how to more critically consume research in the field.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Fostering Authentic Science Laboratory Experiences For Online Learners Using Digital Technologies And Hands-On Kits
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Scott Higgins (eScience Labs)
Co-presenter: Annie Woodle (eScience Labs)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

eScience Labs uses new digital technologies, including instructional videos, gamification,and analytic tools, with hands-on laboratory kits to promote online science student success.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
SmarterServices Focus Group: CBE – Friend Or Foe To eLearning?
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins (SmarterServices)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The public is calling for reform in higher education.  Improvement is sought in the expense and time taken for degree completion.  Competency Based Education seems to hold promise for improvement on both of those issues.  But will growth in CBE programs imply a decline for traditional eLearning?  At some institutions CBE seems to be operated by the eLearning department and is complimentary.  But at some institutions it is operated by other departments and could transition enrollments and revenue away from eLearning departments. 

In this focus group we will explore different management and marketing models for CBE and determine if at your institution CBE is more of a friend or foe to eLearning.  The conversation will be guided by several polls in which attendees will participate using their cell phones.  A $50 Amazon gift card will be awarded as a door prize during the session.

This session is open to all OLC Accelerate attendees.  Seating is limited to 25

 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
10 things you didn’t know you could do with Blackboard Learn
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Carey Smouse (Blackboard)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Want some great ideas to bring back to your campus? Come learn about innovative and easy ways you can use Blackboard Learn to wow your students and your colleagues.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Europe 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Sagence Learning Focus Group
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kelly McCready (Sagence)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You are invited to participate in a Focus Group during which we will engage participants in reflection on understanding actionable student data points, best preventative practices for student retention based on the data, and using student data for understanding content and assessment efficacy in competency based education.

This session is open to all OLC Accelerate attendees.  Seating is limited to 25

Please RSVP to reserve your spot.

Questions? Contact Laurie Lulow, Online Learning Consortium Conference Support Manager, at laurie.lulow@onlinelearning-c.org. Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.  
 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Use of Mobile Technology with Undergraduate Nursing Students
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Claire Decristofaro (Ashford Unversity)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In a first-semester undergraduate blended nursing health assessment course, smartphone/tablet apps were introduced.  These open-educational resource apps allowed the students to perform health risk stratification assessment.   The apps were then used as part of regularly scheduled community screenings. Evidence-based literature was used when counseling patients regarding individual results.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Leverage three educational technology tools for retrieval practice
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Bonni Stachowiak (Vanguard University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to use three different technology tools to help students leverage the power of retrieval practice in their learning: Remind, Sli.do, and PollEverywhere. Help students practice getting knowledge out of their heads, instead of solely trying to fill their heads with information. Bring a web-enabled device to the session.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
The Voice of the Successful Online Learner
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Cori Dunagan (Jamestown Community College)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online learning presents educational access; however, online students face feelings of isolation, self-efficacy struggles and uncertain employment. Online student success is derived from both extrinsic and intrinsic factors. This presentation offers findings from a phenomenological dissertation representing the voice of successful online students and the factors attributed to their success.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Outcome Assessment of Learning: Content Analysis of Asynchronous Online Discussion
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Orly Calderon (LIU Post)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Designing assignments that optimize the educational value of asynchronous discussion tools requires careful consideration of strategies to evaluate learning outcomes. The current study utilized a post priori analysis of students’ responses to an online discussion board assignment to identify organically emerging indicators of learning outcomes.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 3
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
“Now Hear This!”: Using CatchBox in Lecture Recording for Online Courses
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Phillip Conrad (Purdue University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Brief Abstract:

Over the years of lecture capture the biggest complaint we receive, by far, is with picking up the audio of the students who are on-campus.

This session will discuss the experience we had in using Catch Box for a graduate level Mechanical Engineering course at Purdue University.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Analyzing faculty job postings: Comparison of online, face-to-face, and hybrid positions
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Brian Redmond (Penn State)
Co-presenter: Lauren Padgett (University of Central Florida)
Strand: Leadership
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Brief Abstract:

Online, face-to-face, and hybrid faculty job postings were compared regarding employment variables to ascertain the similarities and differences between the categories. Schedule (part-time/full-time), tenure, length of position, function (research/teaching/mixed), compensation, and benefits were examined. Results will be discussed specifically and in the context of higher education.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building a Community One Group at a Time
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Olga LaPlante (UNE)
Co-presenter: Barbara Fortier (University of New England)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Brief Abstract:

Group work presents both opportunities and challenges in the asynchronous online environment. Yet, group interactions increase active learning. To foster more engagement, student satisfaction and better learning results, we have implemented a number of tools and will share our findings, strategic considerations, and significance for curriculum development and course design.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Developing an ADA accessible multimedia player for online learners
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Laurie Berry (University of Wisconsin Extended Campus)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Brief Abstract:

This presentation addresses the modifications and improvements made to our educational multimedia player to allow for screen reader accessibility and screen navigation support, as well as how we support standards-based captioning across media types used in the player. Such improvements make it more compliant with Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Level A standards for those with audio, visual, or physical navigation disabilities.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Engaging Faculty in Online Learning: A Distance Education Academy
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Stacey Powell (Auburn University)
Co-presenter: Wiebke Kuhn (Auburn University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Brief Abstract:

Auburn University has created a Distance Education Academy to train faculty to develop and teach online courses.  Focus throughout the workshops is on student engagement and active learning in the online environment, which our faculty experience by completing online activities as students in the course.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Exposing the Gaps: Novice to an Experienced Online Instructor
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Deborah Mixson-Brookshire (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenter: Natasha Habers (Kennesaw State University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Brief Abstract:

Do you remember what it was like when you first taught online?  Are you new to teaching online?  Both a novice and an experienced online instructor will expose the gaps by addressing the challenges, attitudes, knowledge base, and perspectives leading to an enhanced professional development opportunity.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Fixer Upper: Applying Evidence to Renovate an Online Course Development Process
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Thomas Penniston (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Co-presenters: Mariann Hawken (University of Maryland - Baltimore County), Holly Owens (University of Maryland - Baltimore County ), Sherri Braxton (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Brief Abstract:

This session will present the iterative evolution and lessons learned from design, to evaluation, to renovation of a faculty online and hybrid course redesign program. A solid foundation provides the necessary framework to support program modernization.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Impacting student success through strategic collaboration: Success stories
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tonya Troka (Colorado Technical University)
Co-presenter: Elke Kleisch (Colorado Technical University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Brief Abstract:

Student success in first year general education courses has historically been a challenge at our university.  This presentation will  introduce the strategic initiatives and specific approaches we have used that have led to increased student success in general education courses throughout the last year.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
It’s About Time! Work Faster with Pattern Libraries
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Rivera (University of South Florida)
Co-presenter: Brittany Anthony (University of South Florida)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Brief Abstract:

The workload has increased but not your staff. Take a page from UI/UX designers by employing efficient design methods to speed up development. This presentation will demonstrate how a team of instructional designers can benefit from pattern libraries to improve production by reusability, consistency, and maintainability.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Microscope Live Online
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Bei Zhang (University of Vermont)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Brief Abstract:

Teaching laboratory course in life science online has been revolutionized by digital microscopy.  A creative use of screen recording software in combination with digital microscopy has created a practical and effective online course which provides authentic laboratory experience to students when learning basic medical science using microscope. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Promoting Liberal Arts in a Career-Oriented MOOC Environment
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Dan Mercier (Wesleyan University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Brief Abstract:

How does a liberal arts institution launch successful courses within a MOOC environment focused on corporate skills? We discuss creation of two Specializations launched on Coursera, showcasing a project-based data sequence and groundbreaking MOOCs in Creative Writing. We offer suggestions for further development of MOOCs emphasizing liberal arts skills.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Understanding leadership competencies and supports needed for district-wide blended learning implementation
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Kennedy (Michigan Virtual University)
Co-presenter: Jungah Bae (Michigan Virtual University - Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute)
Strand: Leadership
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Brief Abstract:

This panel features a research-practitioner collaborative that share a common mission to build capacity in educators and use research to implement new learning models. K-12 districts are embracing change by implementing blended learning and redefining instructional practices. Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS), Michigan Virtual University, and North Carolina State University’s Friday Institute for Educational Innovation revealed a problem of practice: despite grassroots and top-down efforts, blended learning is failing to scale in the district.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
We're engaged! Marrying technology with intentional design; tying the knot for transformative learning
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Merrill (Salisbury University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Brief Abstract:

Help students feel less isolated, bored, self-taught, missing teacher/peer interaction, and lacking personal connection. Tie the knot, marrying technology with intentional design to create active learning that is transformative. By incorporating tech tools and simple methods of engagement, online courses can thrive with little burden of divorce (promoting student retention!).


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Meaningful Online Discussions
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Louisa Nkrumah (University of Maryland
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can instructional designers help faculty create online discussions that prompt students to have meaningful dialogue? What components make a question "good" enough to spark meaningful dialogue that will engage students?

In this session, you will learn best practices for developing asynchronous online discussions and see examples of discussion styles that have sparked meaningful dialogue in Penn State World Campus courses. 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Establishing Presence in an Online Class Using Simple Applications
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Shawn Wood (Mesa Community College)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Wood (Mesa Community College)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to use quick and easy tools to effectively establish your presence in your online class and make your online class present in the daily lives of your students. Tools we will be exploring include Doceri, Remind, Google Forms, Flubaroo and other useful apps.  


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Using Technology and Feedback to Embrace Immediacy and Customer Experience (CX) Principals
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Erik Bean (American Public University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An interactive overview of the best technological tools will help faculty deliver faster more meaningful, emotionally based feedback and engaging assignments for traditional, blended, or online classrooms. Together, immediacy and customer experience (CX) provide a powerful elixir to effectively engage students. Bring your laptop and start getting ready today!  


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Technology-enhanced approaches to improving math college readiness
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Griffiths (SRI Education)
Co-presenter: Bruce Johnson (Central Piedmont Community College)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Innovative approaches to improving math college readiness are flourishing. Many emerging approaches rely on learning technologies to address individual student needs in place of traditional lock-step developmental courses.  Panelists will share recent research on the effectiveness of technology-enhanced models and one college’s experience implementing EdReady and accelerated, mastery-based developmental modules.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Learner-To-Learner Interaction Effects on Achievement, Social Presence and Satisfaction
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Beth Oyarzun (UNCW)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session reports a non-experimental comparative research study which investigated types of learner-to-learner interactions effects on achievement, social presence, and learning satisfaction in online courses.  Designed interactions have a high level of cooperative intent. Results indicate designed interactions positively affect achievement and satisfaction. Implications for designing interactive experiences  are discussed.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Online and Face-to-Face Candidate Learning Outcomes as Measured by edTPA
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tina Heafner (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Co-presenter: Teresa Petty (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using edTPA data, this presentation provides data informed evidence of the equivalency of online teacher candidates’ performance as compared to candidates completing the same face-to-face degree.  Modes of program delivery offer deferring outcomes suggesting the existence of underlying program structure inequities associated with epistemological conflicts.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Nurturing a Growth Mindset; Developing Grit and Perseverance
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Yvonne Phelps (University of Phoenix)
Co-presenters: Michelle Palaroan (University of Phoenix), Melanie Behunin (University of Phoenix)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This research focuses on enhancing student success throughout the student life cycle by examining grit and perseverance,  develop student’s growth mindset through foundational services and co-curricular activities, and providing developmental opportunities, challenges, and engaging activities to support personal and academic growth; facilitates students morphing from struggling newbies to successful graduates.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Flipped Learning: from A to Z
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Erik Christensen (South Florida State College)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Reversing lecture and homework elements and integrating engaged-learning activities can completely change classroom dynamics and personalize the learning experience. Student attendance, engagement, and understanding will sharply increase. Come explore the possibilities and leave with a personalized implementation plan and a variety of interactive engagement activities that can be implemented immediately.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere I
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
  • Best in Strand
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Cultivating Critique: Building a Virtual Studio in Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kate Miffitt (California State University Office of the Chancellor)
Co-presenter: Gary Chinn (The Pennsylvania State University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Critique is an essential practice in creative disciplines, an active learning approach that develops critical thinking, analytical skills, and communication skills in students.  In this session, we share how our open source Open Studio tool enables faculty to approximate art and design studio practice in online learning environments.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere II
Concurrent Session 3
  • Town Hall
Town Hall
Town Hall: Learner Services and Support
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Craig Lamb (SUNY Genesee Community COllege) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: John Raible (University of Central Florida), Mindy Sloan (Zovio), Shelley Armstrong (Walden University)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Please join the Strand Chairs as they bring together “the community” of experts and participants to hold an interactive discussion on the main trends and hot topics that are taking root in this strand.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere III
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
  • OLC Session
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Alternative Credentialing in The United States: A Lens on Experiential Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (Unizin)
Co-presenter: Leah Matthews (Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC))
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Southern Hemisphere III
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In today’s higher education climate, the path to degree attainment includes a myriad of credit alternatives including MOOCs, micro credentialing (badges), non-credit bearing certificate programs and various other opportunities.  As these alternatives evolve from their experiential learning predecessors, institutions are faced with the opportunity to treat them as credit-bearing learning experiences.  Options include prior learning evaluation such as CAEL’s Learning Counts, institution-specific credit evaluation services and credit recommendation services such as ACE’s College Credit Recommendation Service, as well as micro-credentialing such as MOOCs and badges.  However, while these alternatives expand learning opportunities for students, little is known about how institutions accept and document these opportunities, as well as whether these credits can be applied to the students’ degree programs.  Join this session to learn about the results of a research study that included six case studies of institutions that have been accepting various forms of experiential learning opportunities, or alternative credits for decades. This study, conducted by the OLC Center for Research in Digital Learning and Leadership, was commissioned by DEAC, Presidents' Forum, and USA Funds.

 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere IV
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Case Study: The Anatomy of Designing and Improving Online Group Presentations
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Lemke (Northwestern University )
Co-presenter: Reba-Anna Lee (Northwestern University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will present and discuss designing an online group presentation with a faculty developer through the lens of continuous improvement. We will identify the design challenge and solution, and successes and lessons learned. This session is intended to elicit audience feedback and participation through sharing their own personal design challenges and solutions. 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere V
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Waves of Innovation: The Evolution of Enduring Tools and Practices
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Laurie Tenzer (St. Petersburg College)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We often discuss innovation in terms of emerging tools, but rarely do we reflect on those that have persisted over time.  In this session, we will analyze tools that were once lauded, discuss why they were chosen as exceptional, and address whether they remain relevant in today's classroom.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Analytics - What LMS Data Is Telling Us About Course Design
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kevin Reeve (Utah State University)
Strand: Analytics
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What can LMS data tell us about student behaviors and course design?  With access to the full Canvas database, Utah State University faculty and instructional designers set out to answer that question.  This session will present results of that quest, and initial insights into the LMS data. 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Designing for Competency-based Education: Lessons learned from Valdosta State University
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Vincent Spezzo (Valdosta State)
Co-presenter: Christopher Sessums (D2L)
Strand: N/A
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn what happened when Valdosta State transformed a traditional program into one that is competency-based, including the role that instructional designers and faculty played in this transition.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Empowering Educators: How CBE Programs Can Enable Faculty Get Back to Teaching
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Christen Beck (University of Central Florida )
Co-presenter: Dan Bartell (Sagence Learning)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The competency-based education movement operates with the philosophy that teachers and faculty should have the time and tools they need to do what they do best – teach. This presentation will focus on how CBE programs enables teachers to create more meaningful teaching moments, and ultimately, student success.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Video analytics: Improving our measurement of engagement
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ano Lobb (MHCDS Dartmouth College)
Strand: Analytics
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

**This session received high reviewer ratings and is runner up for Best-in-Strand.**

Video engagement is typically measured as the average percentage of a video watched in a single viewing. This approach undercounts averages by not acknowledging normal online behavior, such as repeat views. This presentation demonstrates a more accurate approach to measurement, and its potential to improve our understanding of student behavior.

Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Using Faculty Feedback to Develop Training and Support for Campus-Wide Use of Educational Technology
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amber Vaill (Becker College)
Co-presenter: Robert Outerbridge (Becker College )
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will share how we used feedback from faculty surveys to drive the development, launch and revision of professional development and support services for faculty with an emphasis on meeting the needs of adjunct and online instructors.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Save Your Students $55,611.55 Per Year: The Creation and Pilot of a Free and Open Technical Communication Textbook
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tamara Powell (Kennesaw State University)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Recognizing the power of open educational resources, the Affordable Learning Georgia Initiative has provided Textbook Transformation Grants to University System of Georgia faculty. This presentation shares the first round of research on student success and satisfaction regarding an open technical communication textbook resulting from an Textbook Transformation Grant. 

This session received high reviewer ratings and is runner up for Best-in-Strand.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Concurrent Session 4
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Developing mobile course apps at scale
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Phil Ice (Mirum Learning)
Co-presenter: Lorenzo Vallone (Mirum Learning)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students are increasingly mobile, however, institutions of all sizes are increasingly challenged to keep pace. This session focuses on how Mirum helps universities scale their mobile presence.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 4
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Iron Chef Battle - Heat 2
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this renaissance of emerging technology, being able to craft a killer recipe for engagement on the fly is an invaluable skill.  Join us for some fiery pedagogical competition in the Technology Test Kitchen Iron Chef Battles!  

In a zesty combo of popular TV cooking competition shows (Iron Chef, Chopped, etc.), we’re pairing exhibitors and educators into teams to battle for bragging rights over who can create the most exciting new recipe for technology. We’ll be holding four qualifying heats in the TTK with a high-energy finale on Friday at the end of the conference.

Join our 4 teams in Heat #2 as they battle for a spot in the Friday morning Iron Chef Battle final!

  1. Spartan e-Crusaders:  Alan Pilkenton (Michigan State University Extension), Erin Powell (Michigan State University), Ellen Darnall (Michigan State University), Gwyn Shelle (Michigan State University), Jeff Goldsmith (Revolve Robotics)
  2. GO Thunder:  Joanne Barrett (The Out-of-Door Academy), Ryan Kinser (The Out-of-Door Academy), Melissa Davis (Go Ennounce)
  3. Secret Sauce:  Tawnya Means (University of Florida), David Lindrum (Soomo Learning)
  4. The Aggies:  Stephen Sewell (Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine), Patty Luna (Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine), Timothy Loatman (Collegis Education)

Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Australia 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Toward Effective Practice in Blended Course Design: An Adjunct Faculty Professional Development Case Using Knowledge Management Principles
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Julie Hewitt (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)
Co-presenter: Marti Snyder (Nova Southeastern University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Australia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A knowledge management-based instructional design framework guided the creation of a blended learning “teaching strategies” course for adjunct faculty. KM is used to identify, share, and validate knowledge to improve individual and organizational performance. Our session focuses on how this framework can be used to design similar blended learning experiences.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Adapting the Complete Bachelor of Applied Science Degree Program using Realizeit
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jessica Tojo (University of Central Florida)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 This session will provide a background of the University of Central Florida’s Bachelor of Applied Science program and why they decided to use Realizeit.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Providing An Authentic Chemistry Learning Experience for Military Students: Overcoming the Barriers of Time and Space
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jim Brinson (Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Military students offer unique challenges for online science courses. This session will discuss examples of hands-on laboratory investigations and assessments that enable students who require asynchronous learning to still experience an authentic, data-driven, science learning experience. Though chemical in nature, these examples can be applied across scientific disciplines.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Teaching Critical Thinking In Blended Environments
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ben Paris (ansrsource)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, you will explore the nature of critical thinking and find out how to design activities to help learners improve this essential skill.
 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Europe 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Don’t Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water: Lessons in Moving Online
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Donna Gregory (Utica College)
Co-presenters: Krista Krause (Utica College), Amy Cook (Orbis Education)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Europe 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This panel will discuss lessons learned from moving a traditional, pre-licensure nursing program to an online only model for the didactic content. Topics include faculty presence, student feedback, and technological tools we have explored. We will apply the lessons we have learned to the general concept of online learning. 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Using Digital Badges as a Framework for an Online Teaching and Learning Community of Practice
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (Open SUNY)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session we will present the Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence (COTE) use of badges to support a complex ecosystem comprised of constellations of badges supporting membership and engagement in our community of practice, and online competency development and a culture of continuous improvements in online course design and teaching practices. 


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Increasing Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments Through Ungraded Motivational Activities
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: John Beckem (State University of New York - Empire State College)
Co-presenter: Antonia Jokelova
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation, participants will be introduced to online instructional activities that enhance learner motivation and social interaction and that can be inserted into any online course. The research and theories that are the basis of these instructional activities will be also discussed. In addition, empirical data from courses with and without these instructional activities will be presented.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Be an Online Superhero: Supporting Students Online
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Hennington (Lubbock Christian University)
Co-presenter: Cullen Grinnan (Our Lady of the Lake University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Find out how we changed our classroom status from ordinary to superhero status using best practices to increase emotional presence and community online. Solve crimes committed in the classroom using tools learned to increase student retention and academic success. Join us to find your true online superhero.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
New Degrees of Opportunity: Overview of the Open College at Kaplan University (OC@KU)
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Carolyn Stevenson (Kaplan University)
Co-presenter: Kerrie Houchens (Kaplan University) (Virtual Presenter)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Open College at Kaplan University (OC@KU) is a division of the university that is organized around helping non-traditional students access the resources they need to enhance their lives and careers through education. The college’s unique approach is straightforward: Learners create their own pathways to reaching their goals, using a variety of educational resources from inside and outside Kaplan University. 

This presentation provides an overview of OC@KU, information on open courses at KU, the Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Studies, Professional Competency Tutorials, and Documenting Experiences for College Credit.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 4
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating a New Culture to Support Combating Academic Dishonesty
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Yi (Gloria) Gong (Touro Dental Medicine at New York Medical College)
Co-presenter: Lydia Cavieux (New York Medical College)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Brief Abstract:

After this session, participants should be able:

  1. To develop a full institutional program aimed at combating academic dishonesty;
  2. To engage and unite faculty, students, and staff to combat academic dishonesty.

The development of technology makes it easier for information and data to be viewed, acquired, stored, and purchased, which made cheating much more tempting and acceptable to some extent. It is still critical to form a climate of academic integrity despite of the convenience of cheating that advanced technology brought. In fact, advanced technology made it easier not only to cheat but also to detect, and more difficult to combat.

To combat academic dishonesty by each individual faculty could be time consuming and fruitless efforts. It is important to unite all faculty on forming a climate of academic integrity and combating academic dishonesty.

We will address reasons of academic dishonesty, steps to take, as well as suggestions that help with preventing students from cheating. Specifically internal and external reasons that make students prefer to cheat, forms of academic dishonesty, actions to take to prevent students from cheating, steps to take after a cheating occurs, as well as helpful tools and tips for faculty on combating academic dishonesty.

This education session will discuss and help administrators and faculty comprehensively understand how advanced technology helps with academic dishonesty, steps to take on academic dishonesty, how to unite all faculty on combating academic dishonesty, as well as how to fight against academic dishonesty.

We will engage audience through participation in the following discussions:

  • What form(s) of academic dishonesty do you experience at your institution?
  • What have you done to prevent cheating?
  • How well are your procedures working?
  • How would you engage students and faculty in reporting incidents of academic dishonesty?
  • How would you assure zero tolerance on academic dishonesty?

Come to our session and share the challenges you face in academic dishonesty at your institution, as well as learn from others.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Engaging Online and Blended Students in High-Impact Educational Practices
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Foote (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenter: Josie Baudier (Kennesaw State University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Brief Abstract:

Historically, high-impact educational practices (HIPs) have focused on teaching and learning practices to engage and enhance the experience of students in traditional or face-to-face classes. This session will focus on ways in which instructors can engage online and blended students in HIPs to promote deeper and more reflective learning.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Exploring Authentic Assessment through Virtual Field Trips in Higher Education
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Shannon Dunn (University of Florida)
Co-presenter: Allyson Haskell (University of Florida)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Brief Abstract:

Learn to incorporate virtual experiences into activities and assignments to help students master course objectives through authentic assessment. We will discuss pedagogically sound implementations of virtual field trips and explore examples. Participants will leave with the resources necessary to design their own virtual field trip activities.   

#OLCvirtualFT


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Exploring Media Tools to Facilitate Asynchronous Peer Video Feedback in Teacher Education
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Catrice Barrett (University of Pennsylvania)
Co-presenter: Joe Schaffner (University of Pennsylvania)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Brief Abstract:

Peer Assist is a peer mentoring activity that lets students solicit assistance for works-in-progress. Presenters will share how they implemented a virtual (asynchronous video) version of Peer Assist via the Canvas LMS. Attendees will learn how instructors and instructional designers can collaboratively develop asynchronous course activities using online tools.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Finding our place: Supporting K12 education in rural Texas
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lisa Bunkowski (Texas A&M University-Central Texas)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Brief Abstract:

We review our process for developing a role in supporting distance learning and educational technology in rural independent schools in Texas. We share results from our survey questionnaire conducted with members of the Texas Rural Education Association, and outline our action plan for moving forward as a partner with K12. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Impact of Cohort-specific Online Discussion Experiences on Student Engagement and Learning
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Eric Klein (Ashford University)
Co-presenter: Adam Selhorst (Ashford University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this presentation is to describe the impact of a collaborative and multidisciplinary approach to improving student engagement and learning in asynchronous online discussion boards.  This interactive session will focus on specific methodology, design thinking, and evidence-based learning outcomes data, as well as the project’s replicability and scope.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Impacting Student Retention and Academic Achievement in Online Education Using Multimedia Interactive Tools
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Marc Hnytka (Ashford University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Brief Abstract:

There are two core issues within any educational system: student retention and academic achievement. When students drop or fail courses, the consequences are reflected in degree completion statistics, administrative costs, and institutional performance metrics. The use of multimedia tools in instruction will have a positive impact on all of these aspects.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
More than a Textbook: Engaging Students in Online STEM Courses
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Emily Baxter (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Sing Wong (Penn State)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Brief Abstract:

Are you looking for ways to make your online STEM courses more interactive and engaging? Join Learning Designers from Penn State’s Dutton e-Education Institute as they spotlight the ways that they bring online STEM courses to life, using everything from online labs to collaborative video projects and social media.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online Course Development and Support: A Collaborative Model
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Karena Brace (Wilkes University)
Co-presenter: Kristine Pruett (Wilkes University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session will explore a collaborative model for online course development.  Participants will learn how to avoid the dreaded “document dump” and instead, create well-designed, engaging online courses that leverage the expertise of faculty and staff.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Outside Looking In: Breaking the Connection Barriers for Online Adjunct Faculty
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville)
Co-presenters: Lori Kupczynski (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences), x x (American Hospital Association Health Forum)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Brief Abstract:

With the diverse backgrounds and experiences of part-time faculty who also serve as practitioners in their career fields, they are continually sought out at institutions of higher education.  Just under half of all faculty in higher education have part-time status. This panel engages participants in valuable discussions with stakeholders with connection to adjunct faculty at various institutions on how to break through barriers to increase effectiveness and success.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Seven Things Students Want Faculty to Know About Learning Statistics Online
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ruth Best (Touro College)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Brief Abstract:

As more students choose hybrid and online courses, the focus of empirical research has to include an exploration about how students process information and learn online. One recent case study addressed students’ views about how faculty can design and deliver online introductory statistics courses to reduce barriers to learning.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Sign, sealed, delivered (online!) Creating a contract for pedagogical requirements in an online course
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Marlene Leekang (Baruch College - CUNY)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Brief Abstract:

It’s apples and oranges when it comes to the differences between teaching online and teaching on-campus. Online teaching requires a bit more finesse than just showing up, but how do you get instructors to recognize and comply with the online learning environment needs? Make it a part of the contract! 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Transition Management: Ensuring Success When Updating Your LMS
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Polly Smith (Utica College)
Co-presenters: Rida Siddiqui (Wiley ), James Nanasy (Wiley)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Brief Abstract:

Learning Management System (LMS) transition is inevitable.  With a combined perspective from a faculty/campus administrator, a training/service representative, and an LMS administrator, we will identify potential pitfalls and prepare you for a successful transition by providing a road map and resources you can immediately apply to your institutional planning process.  


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Encouraging faculty to REACH (Re-imagine, Engage, Align, & Change) in online/blended courses via a partnership program
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Amy Kuntz (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Julie Lang (The Pennsylvania State University )
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A faculty partnership program creating online/blended courses with an integration of emerging technologies, improvement of the student experience, and increase in student engagement will be introduced. A framework of faculty recruitment, project selection, and individual course project design along with example course projects and initial results will be explored.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
“I want to say my opinion, but…”: Students’ experiences of social presence in asynchronous online discussions
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kimberly Harrison (School for Professional Studies - Elmhurst College)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do students experience social presence within online discussions, and why should you care? Join in an engaging conversation regarding recent findings of undergraduate students’ perceptions of online discussions within a wide variety of courses.  


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Talking Texts: Making Textbooks and Instructional Materials Interactive with Augmented Reality
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Farah Vallera (Lafayette College/Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Providing an innovative way to connect abstract ideas with real world examples can make learning more successful. Watch how students used Aurasma, an augmented reality program, to activate interactive videos by scanning images in their textbooks (or instructional materials) with mobile devices to explore difficult concepts further.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Together We Can Do So Much - Even Online: The Virtual Team Toolbox
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Craig Piercy (Terry College of Business - University of Georgia)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Here we present our Virtual Teams Toolbox. To create our toolbox, we researched and collected/developed material and software tools to
support virtual student teams. The goals are to educate students on best practices for successful virtual teams and to provide a set of tools to support their experiential, team-based projects.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Encouraging Innovation: Troubleshooting the Slow Adoption of Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Parisi (Emory University)
Co-presenter: Jaclyn Conner (Emory University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A discussion addressing challenges in the areas of resistance to online education across disciplines within a university. The discussion between the audience and presenters will recognize strategies around overcoming such resistance.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
From Strategic Planning to Planning Strategically: An Alternative Approach to Planning for Leaders of Online Educational Programs
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Elliot King (Loyola University Maryland)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A study of 25 strategic plans from colleges and universities across the United States reveals that strategic planning is a poor model for online educational programs. Planning strategically represents an alternative approach for leaders, managers and implementers of online programs.  Three approaches to planning strategically will be described.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Using Welcome Kits to Build New Student Connectedness to an Online Institution
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nicole Holland (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Gary Burkholder (Walden University)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As part of a larger first year student initiative, Walden University piloted the use of “Welcome Kits” using a treatment-control design. Kits were designed to build excitement, foster a sense of community, and provide information in order to increase persistence. Results showed statistically greater retention among students receiving Welcome Kits.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Online Abroad: International Education in Brazil & Italy
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Wendy Howard (University of Central Florida)
Strand: International Perspectives
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructional designer and instructor team share their innovative "Online Abroad" model to provide students who are unable to travel access to international activities on a traditional study abroad trip. Come see a live demo, review of evaluation research, and discuss how you might be able to internationalize your own curriculum.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere I
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
  • Best in Strand
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Using Technology to Scale Online Course Accessibility
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Raible (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Nancy Swenson (University of Central Florida)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how UCF is utilizing various technologies to efficiently scale online course accommodations for students with disabilities.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere II
Concurrent Session 4
  • Town Hall
Town Hall
Town Hall: Development & Support
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robert Zotti (Stevens institute of Technology) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Marian Stoltz-Loike (Touro College), Laura Dicht (NYU), Stephanie Jasmin (New York University), Dawn Clineman (University of Cincinnati), Carolyn Stoll (University of Cincinnati), Don Hodges (College of Allied Health Sciences University of Cincinnati)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Please join the Strand Chairs as they bring together “the community” of experts and participants to hold an interactive discussion on the main trends and hot topics that are taking root in this strand.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere III
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Using Project-Based Assessments for Measuring Instructional Designer Competence in an Online Masters of Science Program
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christopher Sorensen (Ashford University)
Co-presenter: Lisa Johnson (Bridgepoint Education - Ashford University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere III
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants learn how an online master’s program in instructional design and technology was developed for accelerated competency-based and course-based options by leveraging a project-based approach that ensures learners demonstrate mastery of IDT competencies by producing artifacts representative of the range of authentic performances expected of 21st century IDT professionals.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere IV
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Leading the Transformation: Emerging Issues
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lawrence Ragan (Penn State University)
Co-presenters: Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield), Mark Brown (Dublin City University), Craig Weidemann (Pennsylvania State University)
Strand: Leadership
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

First-generation leaders of online learning at their institutions converse with attendees about emerging leadership challenges and opportunities as the field confronts the future.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere V
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Collaborate, Present, Flip and Evaluate
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: William Guth (Northwestern University )
Co-presenter: Aaron Bannasch (Northwestern University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will learn tips for developing group projects and presentation delivery in an asynchronous environment using online presentation tools, video hosting, and survey tools. Case study data will demonstrate how integrated, and freely available tools combined with your LMS will promote meaningful learning experiences, and promote positive peer review engagement


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Pacific Hall
  • Keynote Address
Keynote Address
Goodbye, College as we Know it
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michelle Weise (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenter: Jamila Lyiscott (Institute for Urban and Minority Education IUME of Teachers College - Columbia University)
Strand: N/A
Location: Pacific Hall
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Dr. Michelle R. Weise discusses why a college degree is not the only path to upward mobility. She’ll elaborate on the disruptive potential of online competency-based education (CBE) and why it’s not a passing fad. The context around higher education has shifted so dramatically and the cost of that college diploma is so high that there now have emerged compelling, new and alternative learning pathways and micro-credentials for a growing set of nontraditional students who desire on-demand access to critical education for our ever-evolving knowledge economy. She’ll explain why online competency-based providers in particular are best suited to create some of those powerful levers for social mobility. 

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Through a merging of the traditional “talk summary” and spoken word poetry, Dr. Jamila Lyiscott will present a concluding talk/performance that draws from African American oral art and hip-hop culture. The presentation/performance will address key themes, trends, and questions from Dr. Michelle Weise’s talk in ways that provoke and challenge while bringing underlying themes that are at the core of the discussion to the fore. This approach to academic work uses the voice as a tool not just for concretizing key themes, but also for presenting them in ways that highlight under-focused dimensions of the speaker’s talk.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Pacific Hall
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Fellows Awards
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Pacific Hall
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

 The 2016 class of OLC Fellows will be recognized immediately following the Wednesday keynote address. Recognition as an OLC Fellow is one of unusual professional distinction and is conferred by the OLC Board of Directors upon individuals who have: 

  • Outstanding and extraordinary qualifications in the field of online learning
  • Significant experience in online learning or an allied field
  • A record of distinguished service to OLC or the field
  • Extraordinary contributions or leadership in the field of online learning

Fellow recognition is conferred by the Board of Directors in recognition of outstanding contributions to online learning or an allied field. Special attention is given to an individual’s contributions in one or more areas represented by the OLC Pillars. Fellow recognition is an honor that an individual cannot seek. Rather, a nomination must be initiated by another OLC Fellow, a OLC individual member, or an individual affiliated with a OLC institution.

Come meet the 2016 OLC Fellows at the Welcome Reception immediately following the Fellows Awards Presentation.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Atlantic Hall
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Accelerate Welcome Reception
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

 Immediately following the Keynote address and Fellows Awards, meet with our exhibitors and sponsors and join fellow conference attendees for networking during the OLC Accelerate Welcome Reception. Refreshments will be served.


Wednesday November 16, 2016 - 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen
Virtual and Augmented Realities and Holograms: Oculus Rift, VIVE, Microsoft HoloLens, Sony VR
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Co-presenters: Kim Bolton (Walters State Community Colleg), Denise Malloy (Tennessee Board of Regents), Thomas Sewell (Walters State Community College), Tara Tansil-Gentry (The University of Tennessee at Martin)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Join ​master chef and 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.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Asia 2
  • Other
Other
Slow Flow Yoga with Kathryn (Thursday AM)
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Kennedy (Michigan Virtual University)
Strand: N/A
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Ready to start the day energized? Join us for a 1 hour Slow Flow Yoga class with Kathryn, a fellow conference attendee and certified yoga instructor.  Slow Flow Yoga is made up of slow flow (three breaths per posture) including sun and/or moon salutations. Yoga mat, comfy clothes, & water needed.

Note:  All OLC Accelerate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC may not be held liable.  The Swan/Dolphin will have a limited number of yoga mats available for the class.

 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 7:15 AM to 8:00 AM
Pacific Hall
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Community Breakfast
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 7:15 AM to 8:00 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Laurie Hillstock (Consultant)
Strand: N/A
Location: Pacific Hall
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Breakfast only continues to be available through the keynote until 9:00am. Fun, Fun, Fun…You’re invited! While munching on your favorite breakfast foods, get to know your colleagues, learn ways to get more deeply engaged with the OLC community, and participate in (or get the answers to) OLC trivia questions with a chance to win prizes.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Pacific Hall
  • Keynote Address
Keynote Address
Pushing the Reset Button on Higher Education: What I can do at Minerva that I Couldn't do at Stanford or Harvard
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephen Kosslyn (Minerva Schools at the Keck Graduate Institute)
Strand: N/A
Location: Pacific Hall
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Minerva has allowed me to do something that would be impossible virtually anyplace else: Address head-on the major problems facing higher education. Specifically, higher education is facing three large problems: It isn’t designed to help students succeed in life after graduation, it costs too much, and the dropout rate is too high. In this talk, I will explain how Minerva is addressing these problems in novel ways.

We address all three problems in part by doing something that’s impossible elsewhere: Every one of our courses and seminars are organized to take advantage of well-established principles about how the brain learns. Our entire curriculum is based on the science of learning. But more than that, we’ve designed a key part of our pedagogy based on this science: The academic team at Minerva works very closely with the technical team, and together we have developed the Minerva Active Learning Forum software–which allows us to teach effectively from anywhere in the world and to collect data that help students to learn effectively.

Finally, I will discuss how many of the lessons learned at Minerva can be transferred to very different contexts, and will suggest ways that they can be widely applied. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Pulse Generated Data Analytic Decision Making
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sorel Reisman (California State University Office of the Chancellor)
Strand: Analytics
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Data analytics are increasingly becoming important for organizational tactical and strategic decision making.   This presentation describes how MERLOT uses data analytics to understand usage trends of its system, in order to address the needs of its users, to improve the currency of the system, and to develop new methodologies and functions to ensure MERLOT's continued relevance for teaching and learning in the 21st Century.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Solving Two Common eLearning Problems: Student Retention & Proctoring Process Management
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins (SmarterServices)
Strand: N/A
Location: Asia 1
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 November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
  • OLC Session
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
What You've Been Waiting For - OLC's Blended Learning Scorecard
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Blended learning from design to evaluation: International case studies of evidence-based practice
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Norm Vaughan (Mount Royal University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Christine Armatas (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) (Virtual Presenter), Laura Jing Zhou (Hong Kong Polytechnic University) (Virtual Presenter), Marieta Jansen Van Vuuren (North-West University South Africa), Stefan Stenbom (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), Mark Brown (Dublin City University), David MacDonald (University of Ottawa)
Strand: International Perspectives
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Laumakis, Graham and Dziuban (2009) suggest “the impact of blended learning is potentially monumental – permanently changing how students interact with higher education” (p.23). This panel presentation will highlight the rationale, benefits, challenges, strategies, and “lessons learned” from five international faculty development initiatives for blended learning.

This session received high reviewer ratings and is runner up for Best-in-Strand.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
We’re on the Air: How we turned Faculty Development into a Radio Show
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dawn Clineman (University of Cincinnati)
Co-presenters: Carolyn Stoll (University of Cincinnati), Don Hodges (College of Allied Health Sciences University of Cincinnati)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You work hard to create a workshop and only three faculty show up. And a little part of you dies inside. What to do?  We created Design Time, a monthly faculty development webinar promoted and delivered like a radio show. And guess what?  It worked! Come find out how.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Online Compass: Engaging Students from Every Direction
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sallie Reissman (Wilmington University)
Co-presenter: Matt Davis (Wilmington University)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Engaging online students virtually is new territory for academic and student affairs alike. The “Online Student Navigator”, a non-traditional support role at Wilmington University, is the conduit that transformed student engagement at a distance.  This program will highlight the successes and challenges faced in an effort to link online students with the university community through a myriad of virtual and social spaces. Participants will walk away with access to all materials shared during the session.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Concurrent Session 5
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Above And Beyond HEOA Compliance - Online Proctoring and the Digital Age (REPEAT SESSION)
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jason Rupert (ProctorU)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the pros and cons of online proctoring and identity verification platforms for compliance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). This presentation will help you decide on a method that works best for your institution.

***Note:  This is a repeat presentation of ProctorU's Wednesdsay 1:00pm National Sponsor Presentation session*** 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 5
Technology Test Kitchen
Tour the Test Kitchen with the TTK Chefs
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Dave Goodrich (Michigan State University)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

If you are new to the concept and goals of this exploratory makerspace, or have been inside of it before and are looking for a personalized tour, this is the (un)session for you.  Join us for a deeper dive into the space, to include interactive demos of how to explore, create and play using the tools and techniques available.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Australia 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Get Published! Put your E-Learning Experiences to Work
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Donna Liljegren (AU Online - Aurora University)
Co-presenter: Melissa Venable (BestColleges)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Australia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover the benefits of being published and sharing your e-learning experiences with a wider audience through online and alternative outlets.  Bring your questions, share your ideas, and explore writing opportunities in this informative and lively discussion.   Contribute to knowledge-sharing in the e-learning community!


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Reaching Scale with Adaptive Learning
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jim Thompson (Cogbooks)
Co-presenters: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network), Nick White (Capella University)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Adaptive Learning is being piloted in many institutions now and is showing encouraging impacts on teaching and student success. But what happens after a pilot?


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Blackboard Focus Group
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***Invitation only event***


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Skyrocketing The Level Of Classroom Engagment- Residential, Hybrid Or Distance
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Josh Kamrath (YouSeeU)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Take your assignments from "Tell Me What You Know" to "Show Me What You Know™" through the use of YouSeeU's online platform for video-based assignments including synchronous and asynchronous environments.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Europe 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Soomo Learning Focus Group
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: David Lindrum (Soomo Learning)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***Invitation only event***


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Academic Integrity and Online Proctoring with Kent State University, University of Florida and Lamar University
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Co-presenters: Tawnya Means (University of Florida), Paula Nichols (Lamar University), Paul Creed (Kent State University - Kent Campus)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online proctoring has gained increased momentum over the last couple of years as online distance education programs look to increase access to an expanding online footprint. This panel discussion features administrators experienced with various online proctoring models and explores policies and strategies for reducing online incidents of academic dishonesty. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
iCE – an innovative faculty collaboration tool used to create, organize and package easily-accessible interactive content for learners
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Mary Gozza-Cohen (Thomas Jefferson University)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To diversify teaching and learning activities and student access to resources, the Jefferson Center for Teaching and Learning developed the Interactive Curricula Experience or iCE platform.  Attendees will view a case study demonstration, experience the iCE app through online access and participate in a discussion regarding obstacles and future plans. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere C
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Using Skype as an interview method or tool for career pathways
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Vickie Cook (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenter: Tammy Craig (University of Illinois Springfield)
Strand: Leadership
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will work together to understand utilizing Skype effectively to assist in building a career pathway to a desired position.  Unit leaders will receive tips and hints on effectively interpreting facial and body language cues when conducting Skype interviews.  Participants will develop ideas for their own application for Skype interviews.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Meeting the Needs of All Students: Undergraduate Student Experiences in Online Education
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jessica Decker (University of La Verne)
Co-presenter: Valerie Beltran (University of La Verne)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive presentation will engage the audience in exploring elements of course design and instructional strategies to support the learning of at-risk undergraduate students in online environments.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Scenario-based eLearning and STEM education: A qualitative study exploring the perspectives of educators
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: David Proudfoot (University of Phoenix - Center for Educational and Instructional Technology in Research)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session presents effective instructional practices by sharing the results of a qualitative study on the efficacy of a scenario-based eLearning to improve interest in STEM-related professions of elementary students. Information aims to assist educators in using instructional design approach practices to improve interest toward STEM-related professions. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Program Redesign of Undergraduate Online Courses to Improve Student Experience
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Marian Stoltz-Loike (Touro College)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session describes the internal professional development process used to enable faculty with different levels of online experience to redesign their courses to create greater consistency across courses, thereby increasing faculty presence and building a richer “community of learners” among students.  Attendees will be able to apply this model to professional development in their colleges and universities. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 5
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Are You Reaching Your Learners? It’s Not Them It’s You
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville)
Co-presenter: Lori Kupczynski (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences) (Virtual Presenter)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Brief Abstract:

Successful learning incorporates the effective application of multimodal learning in design and delivery of instruction. In the presentation the authors will describe the benefits of multimodal learning in elearning, offer examples of various effective and non-effective environments, and list examples of purposeful multimedia tools. Considerations for the discussion with participants includes technology platforms, use of hardware, software, and/or online tools, copyright, accessibility, and universal design as well as support within the institution. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Community College Faculty Dispositions Towards Blended Learning
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Robin A. Hill (Suffolk County Community College)
Co-presenter: Marti Snyder (Nova Southeastern University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Brief Abstract:

This session will discuss the findings of an exploratory, qualitative case study used to gain an in-depth understanding of community college faculty dispositions towards blended learning. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating a Path to Success: Faculty Development for New and Prospective Online Instructors
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Deborah Mixson-Brookshire (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Foote (Kennesaw State University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Brief Abstract:

Teaching online or in a blended modality can be daunting for faculty who are accustomed to teaching in a traditional, face-to-face format. This poster presentation will describe a faculty development initiative aimed at providing a path to success by introducing new and prospective online faculty to effective practices and pedagogies.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating a Transformative Learning Experience for Faculty through Non-Traditional Education Workshops
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will introduce a model of a non-traditional, flipped workshop for faculty development and share the challenges encountered and lessons learned from the three flipped workshop cases. In this session we will discuss how to lay the foundation and devise assessment and evaluation plans for this type of workshop.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Deep Learning Via Student Engagement
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nancy Van Erp (Saint Mary's University of MN)
Co-presenters: Ginny Focht-New (Widener University), Colette Cunningham (University College Cork )
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Brief Abstract:

Student engagement in online courses is highly influenced by instructors’ presence, relationships, the quality of the course content, and learning activities that allow for deep learning. Walk away from this session with strategies and tools to revise or design your courses with student engagement and deep learning in mind.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Developing global citizenship and collaboration skills through online undergraduate global health education
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Cristina Redko (Wright State)
Strand: International Perspectives
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Brief Abstract:

Global Health engages students with a world outside the one they live. The world is changing and therefore, this undergraduate online course was designed to not just present global health content, but to build skills that prepare students for global citizenship. Course design emphasizes problem-based-learning, student-centered-design, and collaboration.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Engaging Discussions: Best Practices for Facilitating Online Discussion Threads that Increase Student Engagement
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Barbara Rowan (Pearson North America)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Brief Abstract:

Discussions promote critical thinking by having students emphasize the elements of an argument, while also applying what they are learning. Participating in discussions is active learning, and will keep students engaged in the course, but only if facilitated correctly. This session will outline best practice techniques for facilitating engaging discussions. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
E-Service-Learning: Integrating community-engaged pedagogies in the virtual classroom
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Purcell (Kennesaw State University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Brief Abstract:

During this session, participants will explore strategies for implementing community-engaged pedagogies, such as E-service-learning, in the online learning environment.  A brief literature review will be presented on the limited scholarship available on the topic followed by a presentation of strategies adopted by the presenter, lessons learned, and helpful tips.  Logistical considerations as well as alignment of student learning outcomes, learning activities, and assessments will be discussed.  The session will also provide an opportunity for participants to their experiences in integrating e-service-learning in virtual classrooms.


  • Discovery Session
  • OLC Session
Discovery Session
Learn about the OLC Institute Mastery Series Program
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Elisabeth Stucklen (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Brief Abstract:

The Online Learning Consortium’s Mastery Series emphasizes theory and application of research on key topics, resulting in a Recognition of Mastery in a topic area. Each Mastery Series consists of three workshops that allow you the opportunity to explore relevant research, collaborate with like-minded individuals in the field, and help you to apply what you learn to design an effective teaching and learning environment. Workshops are one week in length with a three-week break period between sessions to allow for assimilation, reflection, and integration into your practice.
 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online Mentoring in doctoral programs: Strategies and Challenges
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Swapna Kumar (University of Florida)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Brief Abstract:

We present insights from semi-structured interviews with 17 program graduates and five faculty members about the online mentoring of dissertations in an online doctoral program.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Quality Transformation Model for Faculty Development: a new theoretical and practical model for developing online faculty
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Rohan Jowallah (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Linda S. Futch (University of Central Florida), Tommi Barrett-Greenly (Wyndham Destinations & University of Central Florida), Luke Bennett (Clemson University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Brief Abstract:

Quality Transformation Model for Faculty Development is a new theoretical and practical model for developing online faculty. The model is currently under review for implementation  in a statewide faculty development initiative for Florida. Come listen, contribute and provide feedback on the Quality Transformation Model for Faculty Development!


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Understanding the complex landscape of “research” in distance education
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Katie Linder (Oregon State University)
Co-presenters: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Andrea Gregg (Penn State)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Brief Abstract:

Given the broad range of education research, marketing research, big data, assessment and evaluation available in the field of distance education, digesting various “findings” is becoming increasingly complex. In this discovery session, come share some of your experiences and challenges navigating “research” in distance education.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Video Scribing: Storytelling and Whiteboard Animations as a Way to Enhance Teaching and Learning
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Arturo Cole-Escutia (University of North Texas at Dallas)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Brief Abstract:

Whiteboard animations are fun and can also create a novel and effective learning experience for students. Learn how you can use digital instructional tools to develop this type of resources rapidly and how to impact on retention and subjective experiences of enjoyment, engagement, and challenge.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Training with a Mentor/Mentee Relationship Model
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: T. Marcus Christian (Liberty University)
Co-presenter: Kendyl DeCourcy (Liberty University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Training a new employee is a worthy, yet time-consuming endeavor. Training a new instructional designer can be even more time-consuming due to the extent of knowledge one must possess. This session will showcase how Liberty University instructional designers created a training course using key curriculum design concepts to develop a mentor/mentee relationship model of training. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Game On! Going Beyond Points, Badges and Leaderboards
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Christie Nicholas (Digital Learning - USF Innovative Education)
Co-presenter: Menglu Shao (Digital Learning - USF Innovative Education)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Gamification is a common buzzword, and while many can see its potential in online learning, it’s often too difficult or expensive to implement. In this interactive session, we’ll demonstrate how we’ve used this approach to motivate students--without the use of points, badges or leaderboards. Get your buzzers ready!


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Gameful Design in an Online Business Degree Program
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Suzanne Kissel (Ellucian)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Over the last year, Ellucian instructional designers have partnered with faculty to develope an online business degree in which all courses integrated gameful design elements.  Ranging from accounting to economics to marketing, the courses help learners move toward competence through establishing individualized goals, clear rules, interesting challenges, and relevant feedback.  This presentation will showcase the elements common to the courses in addition to the more unique ways in which the instructors incorporated game elements and game-based learning.  As a result of the presentation, participants be able to define and appropriately implement gameful design in their own courses or programs.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
More Teaching in Less Time: Efficient Strategies to Maximize Online Teaching Effectiveness
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Rick Holbeck (Grand Canyon University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To maximize online instructional effectiveness, faculty must do three things: 1) create an efficient online classroom; 2) manage teaching time more effectively; and 3) invest available time to the teaching activities with the greatest impact. Presentation highlights tools and techniques for maximizing impact with minimal time. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Frameworks and Quality Indicators for assessing and evaluating e-Learning programs
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Florence Martin (University of North Carolina Charlotte)
Co-presenter: Swapna Kumar (University of Florida)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation provides an overview of different frameworks, benchmarks, guidelines and instruments that exist to assess the quality and effectiveness of e-Learning programs. Elements of multiple frameworks and instruments are combined to identify seven quality indicators that can support Elearning leaders to assess and evaluate quality in online offerings.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Managing External Partnership Expectations: A Model for Collaboration for Online Program Growth
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kristine Pruett (Wilkes University)
Co-presenter: Karena Brace (Wilkes University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn and share valuable tips and leadership strategies to manage expectations as your institution investigates or implements scalable online programs with an external partner. This interactive presentation will identify some of the common pitfalls and recommended solutions of working with various partner entities to grow your online programs.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
The Super E-Student Initiative: A Creative Focus on Targeting Distance Education Learners
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Veloff (Pasco-Hernando State College)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This proposal reports on the implementation of the Super E-Student initiative that was developed to increase retention and completion in online courses. In this session, we will share how an expert ad hoc committee creatively developed tools, handouts, cards and a mobile app to assist students in their digital journey.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Leadership in Online Learning: Results of a National Study of Online Learning Leaders in US Higher Education
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Eric Fredericksen (University of Rochester)
Strand: Leadership
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online learning in US higher education continues to grow dramatically. The most recent estimates indicate that about 30% of all students enroll in at least one online course. As institutions have evolved with this important type of academic offering, Presidents and Provosts have frequently established a leadership position to coordinate and direct their efforts in this area. But what do we know about the leaders who have been charged with managing this academic transformation? This systematic study, a first of its kind, will shed light on the leadership that is guiding this new teaching and learning environment.
 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere I
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
  • Best in Strand
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Leveraging Innovative Technology to Promote Student Collaboration and Engagement for Cross-campus Blended Courses
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amy Kuntz (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Julie Lang (The Pennsylvania State University )
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Implementations of innovative technology focusing on student engagement in cross-campus, blended courses will be explored. A round robin of emerging technologies/practices will include interactive open educational resources, mobile/student generated video, robotic presence, mobile group messaging, social networking, polling across geographic boundaries, gaming, e-book implementation, and group project technologies.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere II
Concurrent Session 5
  • Town Hall
Town Hall
Town Hall: Leadership
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Andrew Edmunds (Clemson University), Elizabeth Ciabocchi (Adelphi University), Lawrence Ragan (Penn State University), Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida)
Strand: Leadership
Location: Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Please join the Strand Chairs as they bring together “the community” of experts and participants to hold an interactive discussion on the main trends and hot topics that are taking root in this strand.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere III
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Online Learning in Community Colleges of the State University of New York: Initial Results on Differences between Classroom-Only and Online Learners
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Peter Shea (University at Albany - State University of New York)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere III
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study extends prior work on questions related to the academic performance of community college students enrolled in online coursework.  Using data from the entire community college system of the State University of New York the study employs structural equation modeling to compare course and program level outcomes. Specifically, we compared GPA and degree attainment for classroom-only students and students with online coursework. Results indicate that students’ online coursework reflected slightly lower GPAs in the majority of semesters analyzed but students with some online coursework were significantly more likely to attain a credential than classroom-only students. This analysis confirms prior large-scale investigations suggesting an online paradox whereby community college students who take online courses may under-perform at the course level and over perform at the program level, attaining college credentials at higher rates.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere IV
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Multiple Perspectives on Social Presence in Online Learning: A Book Panel
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenters: Amy Garrett Dikkers (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Jennifer Richardson (Purdue University), Aimee Whiteside (University of Tampa) (Virtual Presenter)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This panel introduces a new book, Social Presence in Online Learning: Multiple Perspectives on Practice and Research. Chapter authors and the book editors will explore three perspectives on social presence –and the research and implications for practice guided by these viewpoints. Audience interaction will be encouraged.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere V
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Outbreak Investigation: An Immersive Approach to Online Course Design
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jessica Schwind (Augusta University)
Co-presenters: Ashley Cullum (Augusta University), Jeff Mastromonico (Augusta University), Aaron Burkhart (Augusta University), Kathy Davies (Augusta University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online learning environments are a key platform for teaching and learning, but they often try to simply recreate the classical in-person classroom. Our goal was to develop, implement and evaluate an immersive, online course where students are key players in a captivating epidemiologic outbreak investigation using a multidisciplinary team approach.  


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Can we talk?: A frank discussion about gender equity and leadership in online higher education
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Ciabocchi (Adelphi University)
Co-presenters: Deborah Spiro (NCC), Lawrence Ragan (Penn State University), Carl Moore (University of DC), Gladys Palma de Schrynemakers (Medgar Evers College - City University of New York)
Strand: Leadership
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Well-prepared senior leaders in online higher education are more needed than ever. Many emerging leaders in the field are women, yet women are generally underrepresented in senior leadership roles in academe, largely due to gender bias. Join us for an open discussion regarding men and women working together to address gender bias and leadership in online higher education.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Overcoming Obstacles to Access in South Africa
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Phil Ice (Mirum Learning)
Strand: N/A
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation addresses how North West University and Mirum are making Short Courses accessible to previously under-served South Africans via mobile.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Research in Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA): Part 2: Community Discussions
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Co-presenter: Rachel Cusatis (National Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The DETA Research Center seeks to engage a community of individuals interested in or currently conducting research on distance education. After the presentation of research studies, participants will gather in small groups to discuss a.) challenges in conducting research and needs of the research community, b.) possible solutions or resources to meet needs and overcome challenges, and c.) opportunities for funding and collaboration. In previous DETA community discussions, we identified some of the top challenges in conducting research; these included a lack of standardization in the research process, difficulty with adequately incentivizing participation, reliance on self-reported data, absence of a collaborative culture despite the necessity of a team-based approach, and problems accessing individual level data. One key recommendation was to build a community to proffer and provide support. We hope to expand on previous efforts to increase each individual’s and institution’s capacity to carry out DETA Research by building community and implementing solutions. For more, view these posts:
Challenges in Conducting DETA Researchhttp://uwm.edu/deta/top-5-challenges-in-conducting-deta-research/
Recommendations for DETA Research Supporthttp://uwm.edu/deta/two-recommendations-for-supporting-deta-research/


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Consortia-based program delivery while engaging faculty discipline communities
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David Stone (Pennsylvania State University)
Co-presenter: Julie Lang (The Pennsylvania State University )
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how Penn State University is leveraging online and video conferencing courses to build new blended academic programs that cross campus locations. Lessons learned during the development and implementation of consortia delivered programs across multiple campuses and how faculty disciplinary communities are strengthened and supported by the efforts. Examples of shared services and partnerships with University service providers will be highlighted.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Reviewing Our Digital Pedagogy Workshop for Faculty: Successes & Future Improvements
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kelly Keane (Loyola University Maryland)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With a recent University-wide focus on providing high quality hybrid and online teaching, our institution offered an intensive 2 week digital pedagogy workshop for faculty who were interested in converting a traditional course to the hybrid or online environment.  Sessions focused on course design, pedagogical approaches, and integrating “web-based” innovations.  


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
The 45-Minute Online Copyright Crash Course (Lawyer Figure Sold Separately)
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Thomas Tobin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online faculty members, designers, and administrators have little guidance for using copyrighted materials for teaching. This interactive crash-course session from the author of “Training Your Faculty about Copyright When the Lawyer Isn't Looking” offers use-them-tomorrow lessons to keep everyone on the “good side” of copyright law.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Concurrent Session 6
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Creating Adaptive Learning Courses - What instructional design principles do you need to consider?
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nicholas Glading (CogBooks)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session you will learn about the design principles that underlie adaptive courses and what you need to consider when creating your own.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 6
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Iron Chef Battle - Heat 3
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this renaissance of emerging technology, being able to craft a killer recipe for engagement on the fly is an invaluable skill.  Join us for some fiery pedagogical competition in the Technology Test Kitchen Iron Chef Battles!  

In a zesty combo of popular TV cooking competition shows (Iron Chef, Chopped, etc.), we’re pairing exhibitors and educators into teams to battle for bragging rights over who can create the most exciting new recipe for technology. We’ll be holding four qualifying heats in the TTK with a high-energy finale on Friday at the end of the conference.

Join our 4 teams in Heat #3 as they battle for a spot in the Friday morning Iron Chef Battle final!

  1. Personalized Learning:  Dora Donovan (Northern Arizona University), Jeannie Copley (Northern Arizona University), Allison Pendergast (Acrobatiq)
  2. The Lebowski Achievers:  Rich Edwards (Ball State University), Chris Turvey (Ball State University), Ben Ranfeld (Ball State University), Jane Esco (Canvas)
  3. The Wildcats:  Melody Buckner (University of Arizona), Venessa Ball (University of Arizona), Michael Griffith (University of Arizona), George Haines (VoiceThread)
  4. M-Power:  Molly Mead (UMKC), Melissa Messina (UMKC), Lara Mabry (UMKC), Deb Meester (Atomic Learning)

Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Australia 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Leading through Coaching and Mentoring to Inspire Teaching Excellence
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Linda Algozzini (APUS)
Co-presenters: Grady Batchelor (American Public University System), Elizabeth Gray (American Public University System)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Australia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Within our praxis, we are Leading through Coaching and Mentoring to Inspire Teaching Excellence by challenging business as usual. We aim to reflect on our thinking to develop new ways of being.  Our processes are client friendly, thought provoking, and easy to apply. We help faculty reach their full potential.  


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Tell Me And I Forget. Teach Me And I Remember. Involve Me And I Learn.
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Christopher Downs (Shindig)
Co-presenter: Patrice Torcivia Prusko (Cornell University)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how educators at ASU, Cornell, Drexel, DePaul, University of Arizona and Yale institutions are utilizing Shindig's interactive video chat to ensure student success.
 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Building Personalized Learning Experiences through Adaptive Learning Techniques
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Gwyn Shelle ( Michigan State University Extension)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A team of instructional designers received a grant from the eXtension Foundation to evaluate and pilot adaptive learning tools for educational programming. In this session participants will see demonstrations of personalized learning created in D2L LeaP, Articulate Storyline, and Camtasia. Templates will be shared with participants for their own programming.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
5 Ways to Make Video Engaging and Accessible with Camtasia and TechSmith Relay
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Shane Lovellette (TechSmith)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 Make your courses interactive with in-video quizzing, LMS/gradebook integration, and easy captioning for e-learning that is more accessible to all learners.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Europe 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Full Speed Ahead: Accelerate Learning with Interactivity
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sue Bhuyan (Rutgers University)
Co-presenter: Victoria Gerstorfer (Rutgers School of Social Work)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Europe 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are your participants “falling asleep at the wheel”? Why not use interactivity to rev them up for learning? This workshop explores interactive technologies that enrich learning and enhance information retention. Find out why instructional- and performance-based interactions will be the keys to successful learning. Bring your own device (BYOD).


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Connecting Research and Product Features to Improve Courseware Offerings
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Gates Bryant (Tyton Partners)
Co-presenter: Vanessa Peters (Digital Promise)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Insights gained from the research base on technology-enhanced teaching and learning can support better product design and demand for those products. This session will explore recent efforts from SRI International that connects digital courseware product contexts to previous research on learning outcomes from the learning sciences literature.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Let There be Light(boards): Using an open-sourced lightboard to create agile, interactive, online content
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Conley (University of Virginia)
Co-presenters: Allen Hoover (UVA), Eric Stumpf (UVA McIntire School of Commerce)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Incorporating the open source “Lightboard” into our suite of media tools has fostered a positive shift in faculty buy-in to online content creation. This addition has also significantly shortened our production time and reduced costs. We would like to share our experience and best practice examples.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere C
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Advanced Professional Development for Experienced Online Faculty
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sue Bauer (UCF)
Co-presenter: Kathleen Bastedo (University of Central Florida)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

For years UCF faculty certified to teach online have been requesting an opportunity for skill advancement. Based on the results of a participant survey, a professional course was created and piloted. This session will share the survey and pilot results, participant feedback, plus a review of the final content.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Training Faculty to Conduct Research Experiences with Online Students
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Paula Bigatel (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Brian Redmond (Penn State)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session discusses the design of a research module that will help faculty engage online students in research experiences. Because faculty participants vary in level of research expertise, a personalized approach is taken where faculty design a personalized plan that fits the needs of their learning context/student audience.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Principles of Chemistry - A Case Study in Technology-Enhanced Learning
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Matt Lisle (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Co-presenter: Kate Biberdorf (The University of Texas at Austin) (Virtual Presenter)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In 2015, a team of faculty, instructional designers, multi-media producers, project managers, and administrators at The University of Texas at Austin came together to create a fully-online, introductory chemistry course. This session will describe the design and development process, and share results from the initial deployments over the last year. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
The Design Thinking Process: Ed Tech Adoption in Postsecondary Education
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Seth Greenberg (EdSurge)
Co-presenter: Allison Salisbury (EdSurge)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How are institutions discovering, evaluating, and implementing ed tech solutions to address campus pain points? Who are the decision-makers? What information is needed about product functionality and efficacy to make better decisions? EdSurge is using the design thinking process to research these questions and creating resources for postsecondary education providers.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 6
  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
An Online Alternative to Traditional Study Abroad
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Wendy Howard (University of Central Florida)
Strand: International Perspectives
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Brief Abstract:

Are there alternative ways we can provide educational international experiences and global competencies to students who are unable to travel abroad? In this session presenters will share their findings from an evaluation of an alternative technology solution for gaining international experiences at the University of Central Florida.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Creating Collaboration in Online Learning Environments
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lydia Rhoades-Brown (Empire State College)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Brief Abstract:

Fostering a community in online learning requires careful planning and it stems from the design of the program. From observing a particular online survey course we have learned that certain approaches help foster the community to evolve and enhance the learning experience.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Creating The Refocusing Academic Advisement Network
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Rolando Valentin Jr (University at Albany)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Brief Abstract:

Refocusing Academic Advisement Networks is a form of early transfer outreach that combines a web based virtual learning environment with a pre-orientation workshop that takes place on an island in a virtual-reality world. The goal of RAAN is to provide transfer students with information on how to register for classes and develop a community upon incoming  students.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Exploring Faculty Attitudes Towards Online Teaching and Learning at a Large Public University System
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Daphne Jorgensen (University of Albany)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Brief Abstract:

This qualitative research study explores faculty perspectives about online teaching and learning at a large public university system and how and in what context those attitudes are shaped. The results of this study offer implications for professional development and educational theory and practice.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Electronic Health Information Technology: Design and Development of a Simulation-based Instructional Module for Students in an Inter-professional Team-based Learning Environment
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Liz Oviawe (Nova Southeastern University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Brief Abstract:

Lack of adequate instructional interventions constitutes one of the major reasons behind the problem of increased medical errors and mortality in delivery of healthcare. The goal is to design, develop, and pilot test a simulation-based instructional module on meaningful use of electronic health records based on Guided Experiential Learning theory.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
How Are Instructional Designers Managing Their Learning Projects?
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Keshia Nall (Nova Southeastern University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Brief Abstract:

It is unclear how instructional designers acquire and use project management skills and tools in their profession. The purpose of this phenomenological study is to understand their lived experience as they acquire and apply this knowledge.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Instructor's Experiences of Teaching Presence Practices in Structured Online Environments
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Janice Orcutt (University of the West Indies)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Brief Abstract:

The study focused on instructors' emerging teaching presence practices in structured online environments. In a structured online environment, course content is prescribed for the instructor while the instructor's role to inspire intellectual curiosity is not prescribed. What are the intentions of instructors when establishing teaching presence in a structured online environment?


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Learner-Centered Collaborative Notetaking to Increase Participation: Implementation of a Digital “Chaos Dump”
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Zoe Falls (University of Nebraska - Lincoln)
Co-presenter: Roz Hussin (University of Nebraska - Lincoln)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Brief Abstract:

Using constructivist pedagogy and a design based learning, a digital “chaos dump” was implemented in an undergraduate course as a way to measure student participation and engagement. The student-led tool promoted collaboration, multimodality, and effective technology integration in the classroom and extended asynchronous learning for both students and instructor.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Learning as Doing: What are the Practices of Students in Online Writing Courses?
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Emily Proulx (University of Central Florida)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Brief Abstract:

This project explores a line of inquiry to fill the current need in Composition Studies to research both online classes and the students who enroll in these courses, in order to navigate how students literacy practices are developing in online writing courses.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Once Upon a Pedagogy: Testing The Effectiveness of An Online Storytelling Workshop for Business Faculty
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Elle O'Keeffe (University of Central Florida)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will share a work in progress: The purpose of this research is to test the effectiveness of an online training in narrative and storytelling to change the knowledge, attitudes, and behavior of online business faculty so that they include storytelling as part of their teaching practice in a variety of business courses including, Strategic Management, Introduction to Business, International Business, and Managing a Diverse Workforce.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Tiered Video Coaching (TVC) to motivate and sustain learning for students and instructor
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Shuling Yang (University of Nebraska)
Co-presenter: Roz Hussin (University of Nebraska - Lincoln)
Strand: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Brief Abstract:

This presentation showcases a “tiered-coaching” approach between instructor, instructional designer and students in an online course. Structured input was designed and deployed in both tiers, through weekly video feedback, using free online and cloud technology tools, resulting in increased motivation, active learning and self-engagement.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Toward a Competency Framework for the Advanced Instructional Design of Complex Learning Solutions
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: David Schubert (Nova Southeastern University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will discuss the on-going doctoral research being conducted into advanced instructional design of complex learning environments. The goal of this research is to develop a competency framework for instructional designers who design complex learning solutions.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Two Adaptive Learning Tools: Comparing Achievement and Satisfaction
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Erin Crisp (Indiana Wesleyan University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Brief Abstract:

Our study compares students' learning experiences with two adaptive learning courseware tools- Pearson's MyFoundationsLab and RealizeIt. We analyzed the quantity, quality and frequency of feedback students received and correlated it to students' satisfaction, achievement and persistence.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Using Academic & Non-Academic Factors to Predict Student Course Success in a Lecture Capture Quantitative Business Course
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jonathan Sweet (Florida Atlantic University)
Strand: Analytics
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 14
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this quantitative study is to develop a methodology utilizing secondary data to measure student course performance in a lecture capture quantitative business course and to identify academic and/or non-academic factors that predict student course success in a lecture capture quantitative business course.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Yet Again -- New Standards for Calibrating Fair Use!
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Linda Enghagen (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

On March 31, 2016, a federal judge issued the latest ruling in the copyright infringement lawsuit against Georgia State University.  Emphasizing the non-transformative nature of the uses in question, the court laid out the newest standards for evaluating the four fair use factors.  These new standards will be detailed in this presentation.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Better, Cheaper, Faster: Leveraging OER and Adaptive Learning to Produce Improved Outcomes
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jason Jordan (Knewton )
Co-presenter: Petra Kohlmann Sanchez (Knewton)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

OER is a popular buzzword in higher education, but the cost-saving benefits and efficacy are widely debated. OER and higher education experts from adaptive learning company Knewton, which powers courses at colleges and universities, will take participants through a pilot college course that uses a combination of material, including OER.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Examining Students' Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Components in Adaptive Learning
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida), Colm Howlin (Realizeit)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session presents results of a pilot study investigating the implementation of adaptive learning with the Realizeit system for a range of courses at the University of Central Florida. The results address students’ cognitive, affective and behavioral components in this modality and frame the faculty perspective as it evolves.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Creating a Social Online Community of Practice, Peers, and Feedback for ESL/EFL Learners and Our Future Surgeons
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Morgan Loewith (Practice)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Challenged with creating interactive online exercises to build soft skills for ESL/EFL learners, and technical skills for medical students, the University of Pennsylvania and UCSF respectively have partnered with Practice, a video- and mobile-based platform that offers a social, learn by doing environment and scales skill development.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
All That Glitters Is Not Gold: Understanding When Innovations in Online Education Matter
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jonathan Kaplan (Walden University)
Co-presenters: Marie Cini (UMUC), Connie Johnson (Colorado Technical University), Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Innovation is necessary in higher education, but “innovative” doesn’t always equate to “better.” This session will emphasize why innovations matter in online education, how to determine institutional capacity and readiness to innovate, how to measure impact, and how to operationalize an innovation for successful routine use. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Marketing Intake: Working through the Process
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Harff (University of South Florida)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract: This session will focus how to partner with colleges to develop innovative new non-traditional programs. We will walk through the program development process and discuss how to launch a successful program, then move on to discuss best practices for marketing and recruiting students into new programs. 
Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Ramping Resources to New Fully Online Students
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Joshua Steele (University of Arizona)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will introduce The University of Arizona’s evolving strategy in new student support within online programs, bridging orientation with a semester-long first year experience (FYE) course. Presenter will review preliminary student engagement data from Orientation 1.0 and the institutional support strategies, assessments, and instructional design decisions borne thereafter.

 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Building a 24/7 Knowledge Base For Students: Lessons Learned
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Dusti Annan (College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Providing adequate technology support for students in online programs has challenged many colleges and universities. We report on the development and implementation of an online 24/7 IT knowledge base for online and residential students at the Medical University of South Carolina, and lead session participants in project planning such support.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere I
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
  • Best in Strand
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Data analytics and quality assurance in K-12 online learning programs
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Kennedy (Michigan Virtual University)
Co-presenters: Thomas Clark (Clark Consulting), Susan Lowes (Institute for Learning Technologies: Teachers College - Columbia University), Christine Voelker (Quality Matters), Joe Freidhoff (MVU), Jungah Bae (Michigan Virtual University - Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute)
Strand: Analytics
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This panel made up of researchers and practitioners in the field of K-12 online learning will share their work in using data analytics to understand learner needs and develop necessary supports to help learners succeed.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere II
Concurrent Session 6
  • Town Hall
Town Hall
Town Hall: Tools and Technologies
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Vivolo (Katz School of Science and Health | Yeshiva University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Kate Miffitt (California State University Office of the Chancellor), Gary Chinn (The Pennsylvania State University), Jessie Guy-Ryan (New York University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Please join the Strand Chairs as they bring together “the community” of experts and participants to hold an interactive discussion on the main trends and hot topics that are taking root in this strand.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere III
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Innovation in Online Public Speaking: A Case Study with Strategies Useful Across Institutions and Disciplines
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marlene Preston (Virginia Tech)
Co-presenter: Brandi Quesenberry (Virginia Tech)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere III
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Presenters address problems with most online public speaking courses, describe an innovative course design to address those problems, and share research. New technologies and multiple opportunities for interaction among groups resulted in increased demand and enhanced student learning, involvement and satisfaction. Strategies for integrating technology are relevant across disciplines.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere IV
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
5 Ways Online Group Work WORKS
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ginny Focht-New (Widener University)
Co-presenter: Dale McDaniel (Wiley - Education Services)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online instructors may be hesitant to include group work, for many very good reasons. However, group work can prepare graduates for collaboration in their future “real” world experiences!  We will exchange practical tips and ideas with participants for overcoming common challenges while sharing examples of what we have learned!

 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere V
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
But in my Class, I Write on the Board: Introducing New Online Faculty to the Tools of the Trade
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laura Dicht (NYU)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Jasmin (New York University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Powerpoint and audio for your online course? Really? That is so last season. During this session learn how NYU is approaching the next generation of technologies and tools to build online courses.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Walk and Talk: Ideate
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville)
Co-presenter: Phylise Banner (Phylise Banner Consulting)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Let’s try an experiment together. You’ve heard of active learning, yes? What if we took it to a whole new level? This year, you have the opportunity to join our “Walk + Talk Sessions.”

Find a partner, grab a Walk + Talk guiding question and walk a lap or two or three around the expo hall in conversation with your colleague. Or join us in the TTK during one of our scheduled Walk + Talk sessions at the Networking Breaks to meet and chat with new friends.  You might even consider sharing some of your thoughts together on our video padcaster booths. Be our guests!

Walking meetings … who knew?


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
  • Other
Other
Stretch and Renew Yoga with Kathryn (Thursday late AM)
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Kennedy (Michigan Virtual University)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Tired of sitting and in need of a good stretch?  Join us in the National Sponsor Presentation Area (right side of the exhibit hall near the large food and beverage area) during the networking break for a 15 minute Stretch & Renew Yoga class with Kathryn, a fellow conference attendee and certified yoga instructor.  Stretch and Renew Yoga is made up of simple stretching using a chair as a prop. Conference attire okay. No mat needed.

Note:  All OLC Accelerate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC may not be held liable.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Gearing Up! Maximizing Student Potential Using Multi-Platform Online Learning
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Hannah Kimbrough (University of Houston)
Co-presenter: Ronda Dearing
Strand: Analytics
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating a new course in an online learning environment can present many challenges. Drawing from their experiences developing an asynchronous multi-platform online graduate-level course, the presenters will discuss techniques for making online courses user friendly, maximizing student engagement, meeting course objectives, and preparing for large scale classrooms. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
What’s New With VoiceThread?
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Barry (VoiceThread)
Strand: N/A
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about new features and updates VoiceThread has made in 2016 and what's on the Road Map. We will also provide a short demo of VoiceThread.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Implementing a LMS Transition Project for Your School
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Yi (Gloria) Gong (Touro Dental Medicine at New York Medical College)
Co-presenter: Lydia Cavieux (New York Medical College)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Leading and managing a smooth LMS transition requires efforts in many aspects. We will address aspects to consider in the development of project implementation plan, as well as management of the plan, roles definitions and engaging partnership in the process, quality control of the transition, when and how to engage faculty, and faculty development. In addition, we will share obstacles we had during the implementation process as well as solutions to fix problems. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Building a Culture of Cross-Institutional Collaboration: Stories, Strategies and Effective Practices
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Melody Buckner (University of Arizona), Joshua Steele (University of Arizona), Vincent Del Casino (San Jose State University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A diverse group of stakeholders from The University of Arizona will discuss the establishment of a culture of collaborative innovation in support of student engagement, highlighting the unique role that administrators, faculty, designers and students all play in the creation of opportunities and processes that support inclusivity, interdisciplinarity and innovation.  


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Ensuring Quality in Online Courses: A Brainstorming Session
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tamara Powell (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenters: Julie Moore (Kennesaw State University), Deborah Mixson-Brookshire (Kennesaw State University), Charity Bryan (Kennesaw State University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What do we mean when we say a hybrid or online course is high quality? Are we referring to design? Content? Delivery? How do we ensure quality? The panelists will briefly share our ideas on the topic. Then, we want to hear from the audience and brainstorm even better strategies.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Transforming field experts into educators: Leveraging expertise to create student-centric instruction
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kassy Tyler (JSOU)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Looking for ways to transform your subject matter experts into skilled top-notch instructors? Subject matter experts possess the expertise to teach topics but often lack the skills and competencies needed to effectively deliver instruction. Join us in this session to see how we created a comprehensive faculty development program leveraging military experience to delivery student-focused instruction.  


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Concurrent Session 7
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
How Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are Transforming Higher Education
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lorenzo Vallone (Mirum Learning)
Co-presenters: Emory Craig (The College of New Rochelle), Maya Georgieva (Digital Bodies - Immersive Learning), Samantha Becker (New Media Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the latest in VR / AR cutting edge technology and how these solutions are transforming Higher ED.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 7
Technology Test Kitchen
EduGadgets Live Demo with the #1 App-o-logist
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kim Bolton (Walters State Community Colleg)
Co-presenters: Denise Malloy (Tennessee Board of Regents), Thomas Sewell (Walters State Community College), Tara Tansil-Gentry (The University of Tennessee at Martin)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join ​master chef and the first proclaimed ‘App-ologist’ (the study of mobile apps for education and workforce enhancement) for a hands-on, interactive experience using the latest edugadgets out on the market.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Australia 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Forward Thinking about Backward Design: Making Data-Driven Decisions to Support Programming
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Co-presenter: Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Australia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive presentation will focus on using backward design principles to understand instructor and student needs and to implement programmatic and departmental changes regarding tech-enhanced, blended, and online learning. We will discuss results from past projects and ways these data have driven decision-making at two University of Wisconsin System institutions.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Now You See It! How To Create Online And Blended Courses That Help People Learn
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Bucky Dodd (University of Central Oklahoma Institute for Learning Environment Design)
Co-presenters: Michael Willis (National Association of Attorneys General), John Gillmore (University of Central Oklahoma - Institute for Learning Environment Design)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Get hands-on and discover evidence-based ways to create online and blended courses that help people learn.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
ProctorU Focus Group
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***Invitation only event***


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Convenient Online Proctoring With Integrity: Turning The Promise Into A Reality
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ryan Burg (Software Secure)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Truly convenient online proctored testing – with integrity, is the Holy Grail of distance learning. Learn techniques and best practices for creating an online proctoring infrastructure.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Europe 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
RealizeIt Focus Group
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Manoj Kulkarni (Realizeit)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***Invitation only event***


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Accelerating Innovation in Learning Institute: A hack-a-thon and more for learning advocates!
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lawrence Ragan (Penn State University)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The HackLD concept is to create a hack-a-thon-like experience for Learning Activists to envision and generate net new innovations to learning challenges.  This blended learning program is conceptualized to provide an intensive professional development experience that produces tangible outcomes that can be operationalized at any institution.

This session will provide an opportunity for insights, input, and feedback on the HackLD model and design.  Participants will also learn how the HackLD program provides a framework for advancing innovations within higher education leadership structure.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
If You Build It, They Will Come: Designing and Implementing an Infrastructure to Support University-wide Digital Badging Initiatives
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sherri Braxton (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation shares the both strategies and processes used at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to construct an internal badging infrastructure to support both academic and co-curricular micro-credentialing initiatives led by both faculty and staff.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Promise and Perils of Mobile Streaming Video Using Periscope
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jason Rhode (Northern Illinois University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about one online instructor’s quest to implement live online video presentations and discussion using the mobile video streaming app Periscope. An overview of the opportunities, lessons learned, and tips for other educators interested in implementing similar online video streaming apps in their online teaching will be shared.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Using the Photovoice Method to Elicit Authentic Learning in Online Discussions: An Exploratory Study
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Aimee deNoyelles (UCF)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The photovoice method asks people to express their points of view by photographing scenes in their communities, which are then interpreted by the community at large. Presenters will share results from a study that examined the incorporation of photovoice within online discussions in an undergraduate anthropology course. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Using the 4C/ID Model in CBE: Designing Based on Learning Tasks
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Competency-based education requires the integrated acquisition of multiple competences such as domain-specific knowledge, decision-making, communication skills, and leadership skills. In this session, participants will learn how to design such complex learning using the four-component instructional design model (4C/ID). Specific examples will be presented in this interactive session.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Michigan’s K-12 Virtual Learning Effectiveness Report - 2014–15
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Joe Freidhoff (MVU)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The author of Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute's third annual report on the statewide effectiveness of K-12 virtual learning in Michigan will highlight enrollment totals, completion rates, and overall impact, and will lead discussion about the implications of the findings on future data collection, practice, and research. http://media.mivu.org/institute/pdf/er_2015.pdf


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 7
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Quality Infusion! Using the Quality Matters Rubric for Refreshing Online Programs
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Reba-Anna Lee (Northwestern University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Brief Abstract:

At Northwestern University, the School of Professional Studies Distance Learning department is focused on creating quality online courses. The goal is to improve student engagement and outcomes. After comparing/contrasting the OLC scorecard with the Quality Matters rubric, we decided to use Quality Matters. This workshop will explore this journey and implementation.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Recreating the Wheel: Making Your Unit a One-Stop-Shop
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Marlene Leekang (Baruch College - CUNY)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Brief Abstract:

Running the show requires no less than a Broadway production. Manage all the moving pieces in an online learning unit without breaking a sweat. Learn how NYU manages a unit with sectors in instructional design, marketing, sales, and more. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Student Engagement in an Online Master's Program
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Priyadarshini Pattath (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Brief Abstract:

Enrollment in online courses has increased over the years. Student engagement is a key factor to ensure students’ successful completion. Given the importance of student engagement in online programs, the purpose of this study was to assess graduate students’ perception of engagement in a newly minted online special education program.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Student Perceptions of Online Learning
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Anna Barichello (Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Brief Abstract:

After meeting at an OLC conference, Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, Canada) and Anne Arundel Community College (Maryland, USA) collaborated to study student perceptions of online learning. Students were surveyed to determine whether scholarly-based practices concerning the design and delivery of online courses were verified by students. Additional partners are welcome!


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
the DESIGN DRIVE
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Helen Turner (University of Kentucky)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Brief Abstract:

Intellectual and colloquial exchange around the creation of a single-source, online database with a unique mode of sharing technical knowledge and theoretical information that engages twenty-first century education deeply shaped by technology, grounded in instant connection, and populated by wide-ranging digital data to enhance web-based teaching and learning.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Finishing Touch: A QA Worksheet for Error-Free Online Courses
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Robin Albright (University of Pittsburgh)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Brief Abstract:

The Pitt Online Quality Assurance (QA) Worksheet guides a concise analysis for HTML and CSS consistency, content accuracy, university style adherence, precise cross-references, and accessibility compliance. The worksheet is scalable for any university and designed for the peer review of courses between instructional designers and technologists.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The impact of the cooperative mentorship model on faculty preparedness to develop quality online courses in Higher Education
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Larisa Olesova (George Mason University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Brief Abstract:

This qualitative study examined the faculty perceptions about the effectiveness of working cooperatively with instructional designers. In addition, this study explored the factors impacting the design and development of high-quality online courses.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Use of Formative Supports in Teacher Education Programs to Prepare for edTPA
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Teresa Petty (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Co-presenter: Tina Heafner (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Brief Abstract:

In this session, formative supports for online and face-to-face teacher licensure programs utilizing edTPA will be shared. Mean and summative scores for edTPA tasks and individual rubrics will be provided. Differences in online and face-to-face teacher candidates who either received formative supports or did not receive formative supports will be discussed.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Understanding the Online College Student
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Andrew Magda (The Learning House Inc)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Brief Abstract:

Online education continues to grow at a greater rate than the rest of the higher education sector. Understanding how to build programs aimed at online college students starts with having the right data. Learn what 1,500 fully online students have to say about their online learning preferences and demands.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using Computer-Based Video Analysis for Virtual Field Work in a Fully Online Teacher Education Program
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Andrea Adelman (Florida International University)
Co-presenter: Daniela Foerch (Florida International University)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Brief Abstract:

Integration of computer-based video analysis as virtual field hours with the intent of promoting instructional decision-making deeply rooted in assessment data for a full online early childhood education program. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Utilizing Audio-Visual feedback to improve attainment and assessment satisfaction: student and staff perceptions
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: John Kerr (University of Glasgow)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Brief Abstract:

Feedback is an essential part of the learner experience. In a ubiquitous world of digitisation can audio-visual feedback improve student attainment and satisfaction levels? Find out how AV feedback has been introduced at the University of Glasgow!


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Utilizing effective pre-production practices and resources to create high quality video for distance learning
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Andrew Swanson (Western Kentucky University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Brief Abstract:

This session is designed to discuss principles, give examples, and share resources to utilize effective pre-production practices in creating videos for distance learning. Best practices include:

  • Scripting & Storyboarding
  • Shot Sheet Creation
  • Scheduling
  • Location Scouting
  • On-set Paperwork

Applying these best practices facilitates efficency on shoot days and significantly decreases ineffective post-productions processes.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Video Production in Higher Ed: 10 lessons learned in developing workflows for capturing content
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Joseph Nicholson (University of Florida)
Co-presenter: John Houder (University of Florida)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Brief Abstract:

The University of Florida’s College of Pharmacy produces over 2,000 videos each year. By creating realistic expectations and investing in the proper studio design, our team is able to produce educational content at a rapid pace. Our processes keep the course content relevant while maintaining a high production value. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Using Online Resources to Enhance the Learning Experience of International Students
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Michelle Maus (Tiffin University)
Strand: International Perspectives
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

International students have unique prior-learning-experiences and expectations.  Online technology provides teaching strategies, accommodations, and learning environments that foster such needs. The learning session addresses how online resources would serve as a platform for engagement with the larger community and the attainment of an overall positive learning experience.  


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Collaborative Tools to Enhance Student Engagement: Using Google Drive and Doctopus add-on to Increase Student Learning
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Robert Strong Jr (Texas A &M University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Technology is ubiquitous and omnipresent in our daily lives. Increasing effort has been made to utilize technology in the classroom to enhance student engagement and learning. Some newly developed tools produce a need for other instructional technology tools to help the original software perform more effectively for the instructor. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Lights, Camera, Lecture! Encouraging the Use of Videos Across Courses and Departments
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Robert Zotti (Stevens institute of Technology)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With the growth of online programs, comes the increasing necessity to offer instructional videos to supplement posted resources. During this session, we will look at everything from web-conferencing to lecture capture and the studio spaces our department has created for faculty and departments to use.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
5 Strategies for Building a Culture of Online Accessibility
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lindsey Mercer (University of South Florida)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online course accessibility is not optional. However, faculty often express the difficulty accessibility requirements and understanding their obligations related to ADA and/or 508.   Beyond the federal mandates, what can else can we do to promote online accessibility awareness so it is ultimately woven into the fabric of the culture ?  

   

   
Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Growing Pains: Attracting and Landing Students with a Third Party Vendor
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Katherine Hitchcock (Northern Virginia Community College)
Co-presenter: Bryan Lackaye (College of Computer and Information Science - Northeastern University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An institutional approach to professional masters programs pivots around an aggressive online and regional campus growth strategy that is operationalized by centralizing non-academic enrollment and marketing services within a decentralized academic setting. This presentation will focus on how introducing third party enrollment coaching services impacts goal achievement and day-to-day operations.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Improving Online Library Experiences: A Demo of the New University of Phoenix Library and Discussion of Best Practices
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Laura Brewer (University of Phoenix)
Co-presenter: Holly Rick (Walden University)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The University of Phoenix Library will demonstrate their newly redesigned website created using LibGuides CMS.  We will discuss how the Library website supports online learning with a focus on a group of “How do I…?” guides designed to assist with particular library related tasks such as developing a search strategy.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Where Access Intersects Achievement: Virtual Integrated Student Support Resources
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: BethMarie Gooding (Rasmussen College)
Co-presenter: Jon Mladic (Rasmussen College)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Through partnering with our course development team and curriculum specialists Rasmussen College Library and Learning Services have worked to seamlessly deliver learning resources at the point of need within our course management system.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
‘Begun is two-thirds done’: Giving flexible learners a head start with a suite of online transition tools for supporting student success in higher education
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Mark Brown (Dublin City University)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Student Success Toolbox project is an important, nationally funded research and technology development project designed to address the problem of effective flexible learner transition into higher and continuing education. Specifically, it targets adults engaged in undergraduate, part-time or online/distance-learning during the initial stages of the study-lifecycle. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere I
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Podcasters Panel: “Long Tail” Professional Development for Online Education Professionals
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Thomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida), Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Katie Linder (Oregon State University), Bonni Stachowiak (Vanguard University), Jenny Quarles (Longwood University ), Jon Ernstberger (LaGrange College)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As podcasting has become more mainstream, a number of podcasts relevant to online educators have arisen. In this session a moderated panel of such podcasters representing different topics, styles, formats, and platforms will address podcasting as professional development. This session promises to be lively and interactive! Come with questions!


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere II
Concurrent Session 7
  • Town Hall
Town Hall
Town Hall: Institutional Strategies & Innovations
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Douglas Geier (Golden Gate University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Shanta Goswami Varma (Auburn University at Montgomery), Sophia Stone (Duke University), Gary Chinn (The Pennsylvania State University), Keith Bailey (West Virginia University), Sheila Baker (University of Houston-Clear Lake), Cristi Ford (UMUC)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Please join the Strand Chairs as they bring together “the community” of experts and participants to hold an interactive discussion on the main trends and hot topics that are taking root in this strand.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere III
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Putting Courseware Quality in Context: A Discussion with the Developers of Courseware Quality Resources
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rahim Rajan (Gates Foundation)
Co-presenters: Gates Bryant (Tyton Partners), Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere III
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Digital courseware is a key component of course delivery for many postsecondary institutions, but not all products and implementations are created equal. This session will explore the Courseware in Context Framework and the Digital Courseware Instructional Practice Scorecard, including how research has shaped the development of tools to support evaluation of courseware implementations.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere IV
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Gaming the Online Course - Bringing Game Design Principles to Online Course Design
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Thomas Sewell (Walters State Community College)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online courses can be greatly improved through the application of game design principles. This session will review four game design principle categories - innovation, creation, balancing, and troubleshooting - and show how to apply principles from these categories to the online classroom.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere V
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Adventures in Personalized Learning: Design to Delivery to Efficacy and Beyond
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Linda Williams (Tidewater Community College )
Co-presenter: Kim Thanos (Lumen Learning)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Building on its trailblazing use of open educational resources (OER), Tidewater Community College collaborated with Lumen Learning to co-design and teach using OER-based personalized learning courseware in online, blended and face-to-face course sections. This session explores course design, delivery and decision-making about the value of investing in personalized learning. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Pacific Hall
  • Other
Other
OLC Awards Luncheon
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Pacific Hall
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for lunch as we honor OLC Award winners for significant contributions to knowledge, practice, and innovation in online and blended learning. The OLC Excellence Awards, Digital Learning Innovation Awards, Best-in-Strand Awards, and Effective Practice Awards will be presented. The emerging leaders of the IELOL class of 2016 will also be recognized. Tickets for the Awards Luncheon ($25 onsite) are on sale at the Conference Registration Desk (Convention Foyer). All attendees and guests who wish to attend the OLC Awards Luncheon must purchase a ticket. The conference organizers are covering the additional cost of this plated three-course lunch over the ticket fee for attendees. If you do not plan to attend the Awards Luncheon, lunch will be on your own. Guests lunch tickets are $60 onsite. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
  • OLC Session
Education Session - Research Highlights
What Do We Know About Online Learning? The Current and Possible Future State of Online Learning Research
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Peter Shea (University at Albany - State University of New York)
Co-presenters: Terry Anderson (Athabasca University), Mark Brown (Dublin City University), Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield), Doug Lederman (Inside Higher Ed) (Moderator)
Strand: Leadership
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Online Learning Journal, join panelists Dr. Terry Anderson, Dr. Mark Brown, Dr. Peter Shea and Dr. Karen Swan in a discussion about the current landscape of online learning research. Moderated by Doug Lederman, Editor-in-Chief of Inside Higher Ed, panelists will discuss the one issue that they think is both neglected and most cries out for further research. Panelists will also provide an overview of the  area of research they are currently most involved in, research methods used and how their work may help translate knowledge into practice.  Attendees will be challenged to think about about questions they have regarding the 16 research areas presented in Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda (Anderson & Zawacki-Richter, 2014). These questions, as well as those for the panelists, will be addressed in a question and answer session.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
CHEATING IN THE DIGITAL AGE: How Higher Education Can Protect Itself from New Forms of Academic Dishonesty
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Strand: N/A
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will examine the what and why of academic dishonesty, technology's role in cheating and prevention, and how to protect institutional integrity.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Direct, Connect, Reflect: Creating Meaningful Online Relationships & Experiences Equals Success-4-All
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Greta Freeman (USC Upstate)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructor engagement and responsiveness will make or break the online classroom. This session provides ideas and strategies to connect with your students for overall success.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
  • OLC Session
Education Session - Panel Discussion
It's not a Crystal Ball, But...
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kathleen S Ives (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University), Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Higher education institutions are in a time of great change and transformation. As a leader driving the digital strategy on a campus, it is important to lead tactical as well as high level and often disparate discussions. But, there’s so much happening! Through the collective work of the Online Learning Consortium and WCET, we are combining our strengths resulting in the conduct of a scan of the top issues confronting our members, whether in their own work, as an institution/organization, or in the future of technology-mediated education. This highly interactive session will gather input from all participants…so come ready to contribute. In a new partnership, in the coming year we plan to jointly provide advice on how you can tackle some of the top issues in your own setting. As the title aptly states, it’s not a crystal ball, but… 

 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Scaling Course and Faculty Development Through Human-Centered Instructional Design
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Benjamin Deaton (Anderson University)
Co-presenter: Andria Carpenter (Anderson University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explores how Anderson University's (SC) Center for Innovation and Digital Learning uses an innovative human-centered instructional design process to support teaching and learning initiatives in mobile, blended and online learning. Furthermore, this approach empowers faculty in the development process and promotes best practices for teaching and learning.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Learning Better Together: Creating and Maintaining a 100% Online Student-Driven Learning Community
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephen Brewer (Ashford University)
Co-presenter: Trevor Belcher (Ashford University)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Struggling to form student-driven clubs or learning communities in the online modality? This discussion is for you.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Concurrent Session 8
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Open Up to a Better Learning Ecosystem
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Katie Bradford (Canvas)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With all the outstanding education technologies available these days, it's now possible to turn an online course into a full ecosystem of best-in-breed technologies and content providers. Come to this session to learn what that ecosystem can look like! We'll discuss how to use open educational resources (OERs) to replace expensive textbooks, and tips for finding, reviewing, and implementing the best tools right inside your LMS/VLE. We'll also look at best practices for building and adopting an open-centric strategy in your organization's teaching and learning environment.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 8
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Iron Chef Battle - Heat 4
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this renaissance of emerging technology, being able to craft a killer recipe for engagement on the fly is an invaluable skill.  Join us for some fiery pedagogical competition in the Technology Test Kitchen Iron Chef Battles!  

In a zesty combo of popular TV cooking competition shows (Iron Chef, Chopped, etc.), we’re pairing exhibitors and educators into teams to battle for bragging rights over who can create the most exciting new recipe for technology. We’ll be holding four qualifying heats in the TTK with a high-energy finale on Friday at the end of the conference.

Join our 4 teams in Heat #4 as they battle for a spot in the Friday morning Iron Chef Battle final!

  1. Team Transinstitution:  Melanie Shaw (North Central University), Scott Burrus (University of Phoenix), Karen Ferguson (CSUGlobal)
  2. The Spice Girls:  Patrice Torcivia (Cornell University), Michelle Moore (University of North Texas), Maha Al-Freih (George Mason University), Whitney Kilgore (iDesign)
  3. Team OLC - Online Learning Chefs:  Matthea Marquart (Columbia University), Bill Cochran (Wiley)
  4. Granite Innovation:  Tracy Mullen Cosker (University of New Hampshire), Xuan Cai (University of New Hampshire), Brian Peddle (Motivus Learning), AJ Dellicicchi (Motivus Learning)

Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Australia 3
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Faculty Development From Afar Through a Shared Online Space
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sara Ombres (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Australia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With university faculty now often located all over the world, it can be challenging to find ways to connect. This workshop will share how to leverage your university’s existing LMS and technologies to create opportunities for faculty professional development, community building, and inclusion in a shared online space.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
How 1,000 Institutions Prevent Cheating In Online Exams
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nick Laboda (Respondus)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how 1,000 institutions use LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor to prevent cheating during online exams. Includes a demo of the automated flagging system!


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
CogBooks Focus Group
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jim Thompson (Cogbooks)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***Invitation only event***


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 8
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
What Is A Competency?
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Christen Beck (University of Central Florida )
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Break down the barriers to embracing Competency Based Pedagogy


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Europe 4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Online Doctoral Students: Influence of Emotional Intelligence on Student Success
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Diane Mason (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenters: Cynthia Cummings (Lamar University), Glen Harrison (Lamar University) (Virtual Presenter)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Europe 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Findings from a qualitative study conducted in a Texas university suggest the Emotional Intelligence (EI) components self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management have an important influence on the successful completion of students in an online doctoral program. Attendees will learn ways to support online student success using EI.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Pulling Back the Curtain: MIT OCW Educator Takes Teachers Behind the Scenes with MIT Faculty
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sarah Hansen (MIT OpenCourseWare)
Co-presenter: Joseph Pickett (MIT OpenCourseWare)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how MIT OpenCourseWare is helping educators find teaching resources through their recent OCW Educator innovation. Presenters demonstrate how to use OCW Educator, engage participants in guided practice, and facilitate small group discussions about how to improve this innovation for educators in online and blended environments. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Connect, Share, and Collaborate: NYU’s Open Education Series
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: John Vivolo (Katz School of Science and Health | Yeshiva University)
Co-presenters: Marlene Leekang (Baruch College - CUNY), Lisa Bellantuono (NYU Tandon School of Engineering - Online), Robert Ubell (NYU Tandon Online & Enterprise Learning)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do we connect thousands of people from across the world at our open education events? Blood, sweat and tears (and streaming video). Creating open education that connects students, faculty, industry experts and the general population is not for the faint of heart, but is unlike any other learning experience.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
One Size Does Not Always Fit All: How to Tell If Your Rubric Works
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Co-presenter: Jennifer M McVay-Dyche (Strayer University-Washington Campus)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will startup a discussion forum whether rubrics are sufficient to fairly grade multiple assignments, including the type of rubrics used for assessing and evaluating learners’ performances in online courses. Through examples the session will focus on the three rudiments of rubrics: evaluative criteria, quality definitions, and scoring strategies.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
C4Tech: Blending to Connect the Classroom, Clinician, and Community for Active and Collaborative Learning
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Paige McDonald (The George Washington University)
Co-presenter: jacqueline Barnett (Duke School of Medicine- Physician Assistant Program )
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Presents research findings regarding the efficacy of a blended course model which connects the classroom, clinic, and community at (C4Tech) large through online communities of inquiry.  Includes details on model design, research methodology, research findings and relevance and potential application of model to other disciplines.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
The Power of Storytelling: Incorporate Human’s Earliest Teaching Tool into your Online Courses
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jane Price (University of Utah)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Put learning into context and engage your learners with both instructor- and student-generated stories!  Learn how students of all ages can benefit from online content which is presented in story form.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Doing Science Online: The State of Middle School Virtual Labs
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Victoria Raish (Pennsylvania State University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An ethnographic content analysis exploring science practices and crosscutting concepts identified in online science labs students in cyber charter schools was completed. Constructivist design features with potential to support learning were identified. Results show that certain practices like communication are lacking but others like interpreting data were more likely. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 8
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
A Scalable Consulting Model for Global Online Course Redesign at Duke University
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sophia Stone (Duke University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Brief Abstract:

The Duke University Center for Instructional Technology collaborated with the Duke School of Nursing, Online Duke, and the Office of Information Technology to pilot a scalable, inter-institutional consulting model for innovative online course redesign. This model is replicated on a global course used by Duke and Duke Kunshan University students


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
A strategic approach to service excellence in educational technology
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ano Lobb (MHCDS Dartmouth College)
Strand: Leadership
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Brief Abstract:

Online education relies on technology and technology support. Poor technology experience adversely impacts student learning and sense of community, faculty satisfaction, and program reputation. Superior customer service increases business performance, and keys to sustaining this competitive advantage include a strategic approach to educational technology and empowerment-based personnel management.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating Community in the Virtual Space Between Online Classes; A Program Coordinator’s Perspective
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Suzanne Withem (University of Nebraska at Omaha)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Brief Abstract:

As online classes become ever more common, a great deal of research has focused on increasing engagement in online classrooms, but how can an online program’s administrative and advising staff foster community in the program as a whole and in the spaces between classes in order to improve retention and success?


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Faculty Performance Enhancement Program: CSU-Global’s Model for Managing Faculty for Instructional Excellence
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Angela Hernquist (CSU-Global Campus)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Brief Abstract:

To align faculty performance and ensure continuity of instructional excellence across all degree programs and courses, peer mentors provide faculty with guidance on best-practices in online instruction and conduct monthly faculty reviews against institutional expectations. Reviews are captured and used across systems to assist in scheduling, compensation, promotion, and remediation.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Flipped Classroom: a modified delphi study focused on the instructional design elements that should be included for a quality flipped learning experience in higher education
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Michele Messenger (University at Buffalo)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Brief Abstract:

Many studies exist discussing the benefits of flipped learning, but none define design elements nor discusses a framework for teaching and learning. A gap in the research on instructional design elements that best support the flipped learning model exists. My study begins to identify promising instructional design practices for the flipped higher ed classroom. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Medical Jeopardy: Learning Medicine in a Fun Way
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Patty Luna (Texas A&M University - College of Medicine)
Co-presenters: Stephen Sewell (Texas A&M Health Sciences Center, College of Medicine)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Brief Abstract:

In this session you will be able to play with a Jeopardy style game developed by Texas A&M University, College of Medicine. With the help of Articulate, low-cost buzzers and MakeyMakey is possible to engage students and create a fun learning environment for classes of any size. Let's play, learn together and have fun!


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
MSU Denver AIDNet CoDeX: Solving Problems at the Pace of Change
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Taylor Kendal (Learning Economy)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Brief Abstract:

Changing any culture is difficult, but changing one within higher education can seem impossible. Join education technology leaders from MSU Denver as we explore AIDNet, an Agile approach to team structure and dynamics, along with CoDeX, an economic framework and future vision for strategically managing instructional design.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Promoting Student Success with 3-week Intersession Courses
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Chad Garcia (University of South Florida)
Co-presenter: Owen Hooper (University of South Florida)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Brief Abstract:

Summer sessions continue to be instrumental for students to stay on pace for a timely graduation or to finish early. With intersession courses, students earn three credits in just three weeks! Get a head start on your semester or get back on track to graduate, intersession is a new tool for student success in an accelerated format.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Synchronous Video Chat: Solving the Interactivity Vacuum in Online Education
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Christopher Downs (Shindig)
Co-presenter: Amy Pate (Arizona State University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Brief Abstract:

Leaders and innovators in online learning explore the use of video far beyond a static one way communication. From Video Chat to  Live Streaming video is becoming a dynaic new form of communication and collaboration.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Design Thinking Studio: Use Cases and Practical Methods
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Dave Goodrich (Michigan State University), Venessa Ball (University of Arizona)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Brief Abstract:

Weaving together solutions-based problem solving, visual communication, and backwards design, design thinking has the power to give structure to the creative process without dulling the spark of innovation.  As the term design thinking continues to spread, this session seeks to highlight practical applications within instructional, graphic, and LX design.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Development of an EService Learning Project: A Case Study
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sue McGorry (DeSales University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Brief Abstract:

While service learning is growing exponentially on many college campuses around the country, eservice learning, continues to challenge many academics   In this study, the author explores the steps involved in the development of a completely online eservice learning project, and presents feedback received from students regarding the project outcomes.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Developing a Resource Center to Empower Online Students and Increase Support
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tara Maroney (University of Bridgeport)
Co-presenter: Lauren Humphrey (University of Bridgeport)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Brief Abstract:

To help students from acceptance to graduation, the University of Bridgeport designed program-specific resource centers to present extensive on-campus support that is tailored to the online experience. Using Canvas LMS, we manage and update this streamlined resource to improve the student experience without exceeding the bandwidth of our three-person team.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Game Based Learning and Student Consumption of Competency Based Learning
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Timothy Loatman (Collegis Education)
Co-presenter: Kirsten Fox (Denison University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 14
Brief Abstract:

Effective consumption of CBE relies heavily on learner self-discipline.  Game Based Learning can provide the learner with a motivation shift; from external to internal.  Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development plays an integral role in understanding how game based learning can be leveraged effectively in the online learning environment.  


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Blendkit2016 offers international staff development opportunity: a case study at Yaba College of Technology in Nigeria.
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Rohan Jowallah (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Linda S. Futch (University of Central Florida), Sue Bauer (UCF)
Strand: International Perspectives
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Blendkit2016, a facilitated blended course offered to faculty members and instructional designers interested in developing and designing blended courses, provided opportunities for staff at Yaba College in Nigeria to develop blended courses. Come see how this unrestricted BlendKit cohort approach could work for you and your institution!


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Start with Success: Incorporating Quality Matters™ into Your Master Template
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Mariann Hawken (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Co-presenter: Holly Owens (University of Maryland - Baltimore County )
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

University of Maryland, Baltimore County deploys a standardized LMS template to all courses.The choice to deploy a pre-populated template isn’t an easy one to make, but it can be successful if strategically planned with course design standards and faculty input to meet the needs of a diverse student population.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
The First 168 Hours: Collecting Useful Learner Data During the First Week of Class
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nyasha GuramatunhuCooper (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Purcell (Kennesaw State University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The first week of class sets the tone for a course. This time also provides an opportunity for instructors to collect data about their learners. This presentation explores introduction videos, discussion activities, google forms, and orientation quizzes as tools to assess prior knowledge, lived experiences, and online learning preparedness. 

 

 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Leveraging Internal Strengths to Optimize Seamless Student Services: A Collaborative Approach to Supporting Online Students
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ilona Marie Hajdu (Indiana University - Office of Online Education)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How does a multi-campus institution provide services that meet the expectations of 21st century online students? We demonstrate how a collaborative approach through campus partnerships leverages existing expertise and builds capacity for expansion in order to provide services that seamlessly support online students. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Certification Policy: One School's Transition to a Centralized Model for Online Education
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Melissa Messina (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Co-presenter: Lara Mabry (University of Missouri - Kansas City)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Like many universities whose online programs have evolved organically within individual schools, departments, and programs of the institution, the University of Missouri-Kansas City has faced challenges in centralizing its online education infrastructure. Hear how UMKC is working to change institutional culture through a policy requiring all online faculty and courses to be certified. This policy serves as the foundation for enacting university-wide faculty development, course management, and quality assurance processes of UMKC's online programs.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Good Design Is Universal: Improving Accessibility for All
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jonathan Kulp (University of Louisiana at Lafayette School of Music and Performing Arts)
Co-presenter: Carey Hamburg (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Accessibility is about more than just making accommodations for learners with disabilities. By applying Universal Design principles to the development and delivery of online courses, instructors can increase the effectiveness and usability of the learning experience for all of their students, in addition to meeting the ADA requirements for accessibility.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
The Online Student Learning Experience: A Comprehensive Assessment Approach
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Julie Hewitt (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)
Co-presenter: Amy Foley (UW Platteville)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore a comprehensive assessment approach to the online learning experience and the models and theories by which it’s supported. Engage in discussions about effective assessment practices, challenges and opportunities throughout the assessment process, the practical application of quality assurance methods and tools, and additional assessment and evaluation activities and resources.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Research Highlights
Education Session - Research Highlights
Cultural Constraints in Learning Analytics Implementation Strategies
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Denise Bollenback (Embry Riddle Aeronautical University)
Co-presenter: Aaron Glassman (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Strand: Analytics
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This is an aggregate of two studies. The first study used the Delphi method and surveyed global experts in learning analytics. The second study surveyed adjunct faculty in a distributed university. The two studies when combined present a holistic view of learning analytics, thoughts on implementation, and issues surrounding adoption.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere I
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
  • Best in Strand
Education Session - Express Workshop
The Touro Rubric for Online Education: A Dynamic Tool for Evaluating Online Courses
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marian Stoltz-Loike (Touro College)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An online course assessment rubric was developed as a formative evaluative tool for peer review, mentoring and course redesign to assist faculty in providing high quality, engaging online student learning experiences. In this highly interactive session, participants will use the rubric to evaluate and share feedback on an online course. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere II
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Adaptive Learning Techniques for Graduate STEM Students: An Exploratory and Effectiveness Study
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: George Bradford (Keck Graduate Institute)
Co-presenters: Steven Casper (Keck Graduate Institute), Meghana Joshi (Keck Graduate Institute) (Virtual Presenter)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using advanced adaptive learning technologies, we are exploring whether it is possible to design courses with a dynamic system for multiple cognitive levels and an assessment model to enable each student to reach their maximum potential and to build a framework to facilitate the instructional design process.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere III
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Using Digital Courseware to Help Faculty Create an Engaging Environment to Accelerate Student Success
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jim Ptaszynski (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere III
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What is the value proposition for Next Generation Digital Courseware (NGDC) for students and, equally important, for faculty? Through demonstrations and discussions, attendees will learn to use NGDC to reduce their instructional burden while increasing focus on the areas of teaching they enjoy the most with the goal of improving student success. This presentation will provide faculty, instructional designers and administrators with an understanding of how NGDC can offset some of the basic requirements of instructional delivery and allow faculty to focus on more engaging, interesting and higher level collaborations with students.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere IV
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
The Impact of Personalized Learning on Low income and Underserved Post Secondary Students: Strategies for Expanding Educational Access From Early Innovators
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Eric Frank (Acrobatiq)
Co-presenters: Stephanie Poczos (National Louis University), Aarti Dhupelia (National Louis University), Shannon McCarty (Rio Salado College)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many underserved postsecondary students are balancing jobs, families and other priorities – often impeding their ability to complete their degree. Personalized learning can improve learning outcomes – but how can institutions make it accessible to all students? This panel will discuss strategies and best practices for implementing personalized learning at scale.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere V
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
  • OLC Session
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Meet the 2016 Digital Learning Innovation Award Recipients
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nori Barajas (OLC)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the winners of the 2016 OLC DLIAward in this series of digital courseware presentations from across the country. Institutional and faculty lead teams will share lessons from the field and exemplary uses of digital courseware that advances student success. Awardees were selected by a team of national reviewers and judges for their work in the field.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Walk and Talk: Prototype
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville)
Co-presenter: Susan Picard (Northern Virginia Community College)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Let’s try an experiment together. You’ve heard of active learning, yes? What if we took it to a whole new level? This year, you have the opportunity to join our “Walk + Talk Sessions.”

Find a partner, grab a Walk + Talk guiding question and walk a lap or two or three around the expo hall in conversation with your colleague. Or join us in the TTK during one of our scheduled Walk + Talk sessions at the Networking Breaks to meet and chat with new friends.  You might even consider sharing some of your thoughts together on our video padcaster booths. Be our guests!

Walking meetings … who knew?


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 2:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
  • Other
Other
Stretch and Renew Yoga with Kathryn (Thursday PM)
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 2:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Kennedy (Michigan Virtual University)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Tired of sitting and in need of a good stretch?  Join us in the National Sponsor Presentation Area (right side of the exhibit hall near the large food and beverage area) during the networking break for a 15 minute Stretch & Renew Yoga class with Kathryn, a fellow conference attendee and certified yoga instructor.  Stretch and Renew Yoga is made up of simple stretching using a chair as a prop. Conference attire okay. No mat needed.

Note:  All OLC Accelerate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC may not be held liable.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
  • OLC Session
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Now that the Election is Over – What’s on the Horizon
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Kathleen S Ives (Online Learning Consortium), Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE), Ken Salomon (Thompson Coburn LLP), Van Davis (Blackboard)
Strand: Leadership
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While the U.S. Department of Education continues to assist the president in executing their education policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress, a presidential election tends to impact on executive actions and legislative timelines.  Now that the election is over, what’s on the horizon with regard to federal policy?  Join this panel to discuss the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act and other key legislation. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 9
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Back to the Future: The Definitive Guide to Successful International Video Collaborations
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Steve Acquah (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Strand: N/A
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how Florida State University’s Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology (GEOSET) initiative provides free STEM educational materials to students and teachers via online Mediasite video.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Higher Education's Digital Future
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Anthony Picciano (CUNY - Hunter College and Graduate Center)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will be based on my new book entitled, "Online Education Policy and Practice: The Past, Present, and Future of the Digital University" (Taylor & Francis/Routledge, 2017).  This presentation will focus on the near future (2020s) and more distant futre (2030s and beyond). 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Reframing Faculty Development as a Makerspace: The Technology Test Kitchen at Your Institution
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Ann Musgrove (Florida Atlantic University), Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University), Phylise Banner (Phylise Banner Consulting), x x (American Hospital Association Health Forum), Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Technology Test Kitchen: professional development reframed as an engaging, participatory, interactive, immersive space for exploring and experimenting. This panel discussion with TTK creators provides a blueprint to showcase this approach at your institution and highlights some of the key ideas behind it.
 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Centralized Online Course Development: Model and Framework
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Piti "Golf" Kanjanapongpaisal (Florida State College at Jacksonville)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Unlike a consultative instructional design approach, a productive approach for online course development promotes centralization and standardization of course design and development, providing a framework for quality control, faculty support, and professional development. The presenter will discuss the benefits and challenges of the productive approach and a centralized model.

 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Never 'See' a Syllabus the Same Way Again: Alternative Approaches to Reflective Practice
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cindy Jennings (University of South Carolina Upstate)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Alternatives to traditional syllabus development can be difficult with the teach-rinse-repeat cycle so ever-present and tempting. Hear from faculty about a novel process to enliven reflection on how to distil course essences. Try the exercises together or in part to re-define what the syllabus can say about a course.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Australia 3
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
The Koffee Klatch: a virtual drink with three pumps community and two pumps professional development
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Karen Snyder (University of St. Augustine)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Jordan Hamson-Utley (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences), Robin Dennison (University of St. Augustine), Cindy Mathena (University of St. Augustine), Judi Schack-Dugre (University of Florida), Kimberly Springfield (University of St. Augustine)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Australia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As the virtual workforce grows, academic leaders look for ways to support and develop faculty and mentor future leaders from a distance. This session will present a remote-support-model, as well as benefits and challenges from multiple perspectives, including on-campus and remote leaders, as well as remote faculty and program directors. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 9
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Through Their Eyes: What Students Expect from Online Learning
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Adam Larson (Schoology)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will explore the online learning experience through the student perspective and discuss how to effectively meet the expectations of today's online learners.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Mirum Learning Focus Group
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lorenzo Vallone (Mirum Learning)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***Invitation only event***


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 9
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Don't Overlook Your Help Desk! How Golden Gate University Supports The Demands Of Their Unique Online Student Population
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Douglas Geier (Golden Gate University)
Co-presenter: Paulo Dias (Pearson)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how Golden Gate University utilizes help desk services to meet the demands of a unique online student population of adult learners and ensures a positive technical support experience for their online programs. The 24/7 help desk support allows the school to offer enhanced technical support, allowing students to access services on demand, including outside regular business hours, 24/7, 365 days a year.Learn how Golden Gate University utilizes help desk services to meet the demands of a growing online student population and ensure a positive technical support experience for their online programs. 24/7 help desk support allowed the school to enhance technical support, freeing up more resources to focus on growing their online business.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Europe 4
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Using a connectivist approach in the gamification of training for campus technology support staff
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Alexander Kareev (Global Campus - University of Arkansas )
Co-presenters: Blake Ellison (University of Arkansas), Charini Urteaga (University of Arkansas), Shelly Walters (University of Arkansas)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Europe 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This case study describes the planning and development of a gamified professional development program designed to cross-train technical support staff to create an integrated, campus-wide service desk.  Current staff members were asked to participate in the design of the content and gamification elements of the training activity.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Open Educational Resources: Choosing Quality Course Materials for Your Students' Success
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Leslie Kennedy (California State University-Office of the Chancellor)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With the number of free and open etextbooks increasing access to quality and affordable course content, numerous faculty are still not familiar with the available OER catalogs and repositories.   This express workshop will introduce four OER search and review strategies which will enhance the potential of discovering OER.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Panel Discussion
Education Session - Panel Discussion
Curation for the classroom. A practical look at discovering and integrating OER and other disaggregated course content
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sarah Riddlebarger (Ed Map)
Co-presenters: Andrea Dunn (American Public University System), Matthew Cooper (Thomas Edison State University), Carly Statz (Thomas Edison State University), Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Strand: Trends and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discoverability, affordability, relevance and access remain critical for a successful course materials strategy. Topics:

  • Perspectives on the changing nature of content
  • Barriers in moving away from traditional models
  • OER pilots: cost benefits and academic results
  • Ed Map CURATE: addressing the critical components of the content supply

Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Creating and Evaluating Career-Focused Simulation Experiences
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kristy Plander (Bryan College of Health Sciences)
Co-presenter: Renea Gernant (Bellevue University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how Bellevue University and Bryan College of Health Sciences create and evaluate simulated internship and clinical experiences designed to effectively prepare students for their chosen career fields. Engage in active learning with other participants in order to envision and process similar learning experiences for your program, institution, or organization.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Growing Programs by Serving Internal Customers
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Eric McGee (ProctorFree)
Strand: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will challenge participants to improve their programs through serving Internal Customers – those coworkers and colleagues who depend upon or benefit from your services. 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Lessons learned from leading one of the nation’s largest college offering Competency Based Education
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Eric Goodman (Higher Ed Change)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Competency based education continues to grow exponentially and offers many advantages compared to the traditional higher education approach.   This session will explore the CBE landscape and various frameworks in order to help attendees determine the right approach to CBE and considerations for determining the optimal delivery model.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 9
DLIAward Winner Discovery Session
DLIAward Winner Fisher College
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Willem Wallinga (Fisher College)
Strand: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

DLI Award Winner

Category:  Faculty-Led Team Award

Courseware Platform:  Cengage Learning's Enhanced WebAssign

We at Fisher College were determined to find better ways to help our students in developmental mathematics courses master required math skills and successfully complete their mathematics coursework.  The College determined that serving this population was a priority because Over 65% of incoming students each year placed into a developmental math course These students had experienced failures in mathematics courses before college Developmental math students were at risk of failing in mathematics courses in college All students were and are required to successfully complete one college-level mathematics course to fulfill bachelor's degree requirements. In fall 2012, we commenced Project ASCEND (Advanced System of Collaborative E-learning Numeracy Development) with a plan of using a digital courseware solution to help our developmental math students to master skills. We introduced Cengage Learning's Enhanced WebAssign (EWA), an online homework support framework that provides student access to mathematics curricular content and delivers feedback on homework. EWA engages the students in their math problems by providing quizzes and instant detailed feedback while guaranteeing they achieve mastery of concepts without gaps in learning that may undo their success.  EWA worked so well its use spread from developmental math classes to use in almost every mathematics course in the College.  Beginning in winter 2016, we combined modular courses and tutoring with EWA for certain developmental math students and courses. All participants in the new initiative have passed their coursework.  The project has had additional benefits to students including a major reduction in textbook costs.


DLIAward Winner Discovery Session
DLIAward Winner Lehman College of CUNY
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Pamela Mills (Lehman College of CUNY)
Strand: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

DLIAward Winner

Category:  Faculty-Led Team Award

Courseware Platform: Sapling Learning/Macmillan AND a WordPress custom CUNY site

This project is driven by four overarching goals: increase the success of students in gateway science courses, particularly low-income students of color, reduce out-of-pocket costs for students, find truly effective pedagogical practices that can be implemented across resource-limited public institutions like CUNY, and teach instructors to adapt the pedagogies. We restructured a one-year gateway General Chemistry course that has low national passing rates (~60%). In Spring 2014, we ran a pilot course at Hunter College as a truly lectureless hybrid: 1hr of class time, most instruction occurring at home through a set of custom videos, a commercial online homework system (Sapling Learning), and an elegant, easy-to-use WordPress website. The results were dramatic - over 200 students registered, the passing rate exceeded 85% (more than our best instructor's passing rate!), student costs were reduced by half and student satisfaction was high. Despite this, students requested more class time. In Fall 2014 we offered the current version of the course  -  a flipped, active learning class where students spend 3hrs in a (non-lecture) class, learn new content through the video backbone, and practice their learning in weekly online homework sets. In Spring 2015, two of us moved to Lehman College, and enrolled a lower performing group of students into a flipped course. The passing rates at Lehman rose from 35% to 80%! Students at Lehman and Hunter scored the same on identical tests  -  a true reduction in the achievement gap. The results appear robust, the course is cheaper, and now we are focused on scale. 


DLIAward Winner Discovery Session
DLIAward Winner Oregon State University
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sara Clark (Oregon State University)
Strand: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

DLIAward Winner

Category:   Faculty-Led Team Award

Courseware Platform:  ALEKS

The success or failure of students taking developmental math courses, typically courses considered prerequisites to college level math, has a very strong influence on subsequent student retention.  Often times, students who have failed a developmental math course will simply attempt to take the same course again with little differing result.  We are addressing student success and completion of developmental math courses by taking on a new approach tailored to today's online-savvy students.  We had been using a traditional course model of lectures, homework, and exams, but student success was unsatisfactory.  We implemented the use of Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces, or ALEKS, an online adaptive learning solution, to meet these students needs and increase their success.  The traditional classroom has been replaced with one where students work individually in a computer lab, with the aid of an instructor, only on the topics that they need to review and practice.  ALEKS adaptively learns what areas the students have mastered and what areas they need more practice, and tailors the lessons accordingly.  If a student fails, when they retake the course, ALEKS recognizes their past progress and essentially starts from that point, rather than forcing a complete restart of already-mastered material.  Overall, the objective is to increase student retention and success by minimizing the amount of time they spend taking developmental math.


DLIAward Winner Discovery Session
DLIAward Winner Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jenny Billings (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College)
Strand: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

DLIAward Winner

Category:  Faculty-Led Team Award

Courseware Platform:  e-Text (a Cengage Learning Partnership)

Rowan-Cabarrus educators are always seeking ways to improve teaching and student learning experiences.  One strategy is to increase learning by making it as easy and appealing as possible for students to access and utilize course materials.  The most common barrier keeping students from accessing course materials was high textbook cost, and students weren't buying books, thus limiting their ability to succeed.  In addition, tech savvy students demand digital connectivity for instant access to information.  If a transaction or process  -  such as finding, buying, or accessing course materials  -  is deemed too time consuming, some students won't bother.  To promote student preparedness, educators want to encourage students to buy and use course materials by making it easier and more affordable. Therefore, in 2014, the College partnered with Cengage Learning, Inc. for a new, inclusive access program.  Through this program, the College purchases digital textbooks directly from Cengage at a discounted price, providing digital access to each student through their course registration fee.  Inclusive access partnerships deliver course materials automatically to students, giving instructors peace of mind in knowing that students have the right materials on their first day of class.  Compared to traditional textbooks, students save 25% to 50% on course materials.  Students have embraced the model, as evidenced since only 17% to 20% purchased supplemental, loose-leaf versions of the digital texts.  Furthermore, the bookstore achieves 100% of sales through e-Text purchases and sees a large reduction of paper and shelf-space savings, thus reducing transportation cost and GHG emissions. 


DLIAward Winner Discovery Session
DLIAward Winner Tougaloo College
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lily Arias (Tougaloo College)
Strand: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

DLI Award Winner

Category:  Faculty-Led Team Award

Courseware Platform:  Junction Education, OpenStax

One of the main challenges faced by instructors of online biology classes is the lack of student engagement. Since they do not get to perform hands on experiments or science related activities, many get easily bored or overwhelmed with scientific terminology and facts that they feel do not have any use in their daily lives. Junction Education is an online platform that offers a complete set of course materials built around how today's students learn and fully integrated with the College LMS. Junction takes into account the diverse student learning styles and provides material in diverse ways such as Powerpoints and high-quality video introductions  for the visual learners, an online textbook from OpenStax for students that prefer reading in the traditional style, practice activities and prep quizzes for those that want to prepare before taking the tests, games for those that get easily bored, and discussion boards for those that like participation and interaction with classmates. Junction-Biology offers a review of concepts in biology with special emphasis on topics of current interest and on the multi-disciplinary nature of biology. All the learning material is presented along with examples, real case scenarios, and applications to daily life situations. Junction is very affordable compared to regular textbooks which increases student access to quality material and facilitate their retention. Diverse activities encourage active participation and personalized learning. Junction save students money, but also delivers a superior experience, promoting deeper engagement and social interaction leading towards higher completion rates and better learning outcomes. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
A Little More Conversation- Active Engagement Techniques to Increase Student Satisfaction
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Melissa Kagarise (Saint Francis University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Brief Abstract:

Student engagement in an online program is directly correlated to student satisfaction and retention. In this discovery session active engagement techniques that can increase student satisfaction will be shared.  Learn how to incorporate self-reflection, discussion leaders and peer review to promote a community of engaged learners.  

Students in the Master of Health Science program at Saint Francis University report high levels of satisfaction since the incorporation of the engagement techniques highlighted in this session.  Online faculty in any distance learning program can incorporate journals, student leaders, and shared presentations through their learning management system or online platform. 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
A Model of Support for Students with Disabilities in a Blended, Co-taught Classroom
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Somer Lewis (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Co-presenter: Amy Garrett Dikkers (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Brief Abstract:

This interactive presentation shares the blended, co-taught model developed by the North Carolina Virtual Public School to meet the needs of special education students in the Occupational Course of Study. Our research provides perspectives for schools, districts, and states that may consider developing similar programs in their own contexts.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Customizing Learning in an Online Faculty Training Course by Adopting the ibstpi® Instructor Competencies App
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jacqueline Wickham (Northwestern University)
Co-presenter: Khusro Kidwai (Northwestern University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Brief Abstract:

We updated our online faculty training course to include a self-assessment based on the ibstpi® Instructor Competencies. Participants’ responses to the self-assessment, which they completed during the first week of the course, were used to customize the course to meet the specific needs of the cohort of participants. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Establishing Quality Standards to Navigate Innovation: A Flexible Approach to Course Development
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Carrie Murphy (Learning House Inc.
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Brief Abstract:

Changing technology and student demands have made the “one-size-fits-all” approach to course evaluation obsolete, yet quality standards are as important as ever. This session demonstrates a new approach to measuring course quality that divides the process into components based on accreditation standards, research, and best practices to provide an adaptable blueprint.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Failing to Learn: Best Practices from the Development of an Online Lab Course
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sing Wong (Penn State)
Co-presenter: Emily Baxter (Penn State University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Brief Abstract:

Interested in developing a fully online lab course, but don’t know where to start? Join us as we talk about lessons learned in the development of a fully online Electrochemical Methods lab course. We’ll talk about the pain points, and extrapolate best practices.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Merging Technology and Pedagogy to Enhance Online Instructor Training
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Liying Miao (Florida State University)
Strand: Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Brief Abstract:

Are you training your faculty how to teach online? Our redesigned Online Instructor Training course transitions from traditional Blackboard courseware to an e-learning module, which generates more interaction and engagement. The course inspires faculty to explore options to present course content and measure learning outcomes.

 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online Compliance…What is that?
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lisa Clark (University of Northwestern Ohio)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Brief Abstract:

Assignment of credit hours, federal compliance, accreditation, instructional time….do these terms concern you when it comes to managing your online program offerings? This educational session is intended to help prepare you for upcoming regional accreditation and federal compliance reviews of programs offered online. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using videos as an alternative to traditional assessment to enhance student learning and engagement in Large classroom
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Guieswende Rouamba (University of Notre Dame)
Co-presenter: Nathalie Rouamba (West Virginia University)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 14
Brief Abstract:

In this session, I will share my experience as an Instructional Technologist working with faculty and students in a large classrooms using free and easy-to-use software to produce and upload videos as assessments. This session will benefit both students and instructors to know how to produce videos (students) and assess video submissions (instructors) in large classrooms.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Theoretical framework for adult dropout in a cyber university
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Hee Jun Choi (Hongik University)
Strand: International Perspectives
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to propose a comprehensive conceptual model for adult dropout in a cyber university and empirically test the viability of the proposed model by employing a large administrative data set in multiple degree online programs. 

 


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Create an Infographic or Image in Order to Quickly Convey Complex Information
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Natalie Janiszewski (University of Maryland)
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Create dynamic images to enhance your learning environment using various infographic tech resources. Images and infographics convey complex information that is easily digestible by the viewers. During this hands-on session, we will compare and contrast quality infographic tech resources and use them create infographics and images for use with students and colleagues.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Express Workshop
Education Session - Express Workshop
Selecting the Video Style That Fits Your Lesson
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Aaron Bannasch (Northwestern University)
Co-presenter: William Guth (Northwestern University )
Strand: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn to create effective videos using available resources. Recognize how familiar teaching techniques apply to video production. Practice the process of:

  1. Identifying the need for a video solution

  2. Selecting the appropriate style

  3. Executing a successful video through the planning (pre-production), making (production), and sharing (distribution) phases.

Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
ICT Literacy Integration Through MERLOT
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University Long Beach)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explains how California State University's ICT Literacy Project helps faculty take advantage of MERLOT's community-built repository of learning objects to integrate information and communication technology literacy into their curriculum.


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Education Session - Individual or Dual Presentation
Marketing Automation Next Steps: Driving Enrollment through Technology and Data
Date: Thursday, November 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Christopher Casale (University of South Florida)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Innovations
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will focus on five key technology groups that help us make data-informed decisions to drive our enrollment. We’ll also provide real examples from live campaigns that are achieving successful results. 

Note: This is a next step presentation to "Marketing Automation Basics: The Technology, the People and the Process"


Thursday November 17, 2016 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 9