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Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4-5
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
IELOL Master Class
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Lead Presenter: Lawrence Ragan (Penn State University)
Strand: N/A
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4-5
Session Duration: 7hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

***This is an invitation only session for 2017 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 2017 / $300

The IELOL Master 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.

 

 

Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 3
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Using the OLC Quality Scorecard: From Introduction to Implementation
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 3
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.

***This workshop is BYOD (Bring your own device)***

 

Combo Package Offer:

Register for the Tuesday Quality Workshop Combo Package 1 or Combo Package 2; receive a complimentary registration to the Wednesday AM OLC Global Quality Summit. Lunch is included for both Tuesday and Wednesday with a combo package registration.  $375 Early Bird / $435 Full Price

Tuesday Combo Package 1, includes:

  • Tues AM (9:00am-12:00pm) :  Using the OLC Quality Scorecard:  From Introduction to Implementation"
  • Tues PM  (1:00pm-5:00pm) :  Ensuring Online Course Quality:  Meet QSCQR!
  • Wed AM (8:30am-11:30am) :  OLC Global Quality Summit

 

Tuesday Combo Package 2, includes:

  • Tues AM (9:00am-12:00pm) :  Using the OLC Quality Scorecard:  From Introduction to Implementation
  • Tues PM  (1:00pm-5:00pm) :  Student Services Scorecard Keeping Score:  Do Your Online Students Enjoy The Same Service As Traditional Students?
  • Wed AM (8:30am-11:30am) :  OLC Global Quality Summit

 


The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price

 
Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 4
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
  • Community College
Pre-conference Workshop
Textbook Affordability Programs That Work! Get Started at Your Own Campus.
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network), Leslie Kennedy (California State University-Office of the Chancellor)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to design your campus’ Textbook Affordability Program by adapting California State University’s strategies. 


The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price

 
Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 5
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Are You WCAG 2.0 Compliant? Designing for Accessible and Inclusive Learning Environments
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Kaitlin Garrett (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Elisabeth Stucklen (Online Learning Consortium), Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium), Zeren Eder (Online Learning Consortium), Kathleen Bastedo (University of Central Florida), John Raible (University of Central Florida)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

With the recent Section 508 Refresh, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 will become enforceable by law in January 2018. Come explore some tips and techniques to add to your accessibility toolkit in order to become compliant and inclusive!

***This workshop is BYOD (Bring your own device)***

 


The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price

 
Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Asia 1
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Introducing Digital Learning Technologies on your Campus
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Lead Presenter: Courtney Hall Giesinger (New Media Consortium)
Co-presenter: Ann Davis (New Media Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 7hr
Brief Abstract:

This full-day pre-conference workshop is designed for faculty, IDs, or institutional decision-makers who are currently implementing or considering a digital learning program on their campus. Attendees will participate in hands-on demonstrations of digital learning solutions, hear the latest research updates, and learn what it means to be an exemplar in the field. Following the event, participants are invited to a reception to celebrate the day and continue networking opportunities.

***Interested in attending this workshop?  Please email digital.learning@nmc.org to inquire about attending.***


Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 3
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Student Services Scorecard Keeping Score: Do Your Online Students Enjoy the Same Service as Traditional Students?
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Victoria Brown (Florida Atlantic University)
Co-presenter: Josh Strigle (College of Central Florida)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Through a collaborative statewide process, the Online Student Support Scorecard was designed to assist postsecondary institutions in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the services available for online students. Participants will practice how to use the scorecard to evaluate services and discuss potential solutions to improve online support at their institution.

Register for the Tuesday Quality Workshop Combo Package 2; receive a complimentary registration to the Wednesday AM OLC Global Quality Summit.  Lunch is included both Tuesday and Wednesday for combo package registrants.  $375 Early Bird / $435 Full Price

  • Tues AM (9:00am-12:00pm) :  Using the OLC Quality Scorecard:  From Introduction to Implementation
  • Tues PM  (1:00pm-5:00pm) :  Student Services Scorecard Keeping Score:  Do Your Online Students Enjoy the Same Service as Traditional Students?
  • Wed AM (8:30am-11:30am) :  OLC Global Quality Summit

The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price

 
Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 4
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Ensuring Online Course Quality: Meet OSCQR!
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Dan Feinberg (Open SUNY)
Co-presenter: Alexandra Pickett (Open SUNY)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Come to this workshop to meet OSCQR, the OLC Effective Practice award-winning online course quality design rubric and process. Participants will use OSCQR to complete their own online course review and earn the OSCQR Reviewer badge. The OSCQR rubric & dashboard are openly licensed. Participants will take away tools to apply to their own systematic online course quality review initiatives. 

Register for the Tuesday Quality Workshop Combo Package 1; receive a complimentary registration to the Wednesday AM OLC Global Quality Summit.  Lunch is included for both Tuesday and Wednesday with a combo package registration. $375 Early Bird / $435 Full Price
 

Tuesday Combo Package 1, includes:

  • Tues AM (9:00am-12:00pm) :  Using the OLC Quality Scorecard:  From Introduction to Implementation 
  • Tues PM  (1:00pm-5:00pm) :  Ensuring Online Course Quality:  Meet QSCQR!
  • Wed AM (8:30am-11:30am) :  OLC Global Quality Summit

 


The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price

 
Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 5
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Infographics for Teaching and Learning
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Zeren Eder (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Elisabeth Stucklen (Online Learning Consortium), Kaitlin Garrett (Online Learning Consortium), Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Come explore and engage in hands-on practice about how to create infographics and how they can be used to increase teaching effectiveness and encourage deeper learning.

 
***This workshop is BYOD (Bring your own device)***

The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price

 
Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Atlantic Hall
  • Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
OLC Accelerate 2017 Exhibit Hall Preview - Featuring The Digital Learning And Beyond Reception
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

NEW For 2017!   Check into the conference early during our Tuesday evening early registration hours (5-7pm; Convention Foyer), then join our exhibitors in the Atlantic Exhibit Hall for a special preview event.  Our special focus this year is on digital learning and the courseware platforms that show evidence of student success.  Help us celebrate these successes by joining OLC, our featured digital courseware providers, and all our OLC exhibitors at our exhibit hall preview and reception.

Food and beverages will be provided.  Presentations by our featured digital courseware providers will be conducted in the Technology Test Kitchen space.  

Join us for food, drink, fun, and education.  Stop by the Technology Test Kitchen to see what they are 'cooking up' during the conference, plus get an early start on your exhibitor stamp card for some fabulous prizes!


Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Convention Foyer
  • Other
Other
OLC Accelerate 2017 - Early Registration Hours
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Beat the Wednesday morning rush!  Check in to the conference early during our Tuesday evening early registration hours, then join our exhibitors in the Atlantic Exhibit Hall for a special preview event.  A complimentary drink ticket will be provided for the exhibit hall preview event!


Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 5:20 PM to 5:30 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
  • Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
This Is Not Your Father's Oldsmobile
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 5:20 PM to 5:30 PM
Lead Presenter: Eric Frank (Acrobatiq)
Co-presenter: Chris Doran (Acrobatiq)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 10min
Brief Abstract:

Tired of the same old because it's the same and it's old? See how Acrobatiq's new and innovative platform and analytics enable instruction designers and educators to collaboratively develop interactive, adaptive and engaging eLearning experiences that track which concepts students are mastering, and where they are struggling on The Learning Dashboard. Use learning data to quickly see at-risk students and design more effective learning interventions so more students stay on track to complete courses and degrees.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 5:35 PM to 5:45 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
  • Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
Closing Pell-eligible Performance Gaps with Waymaker OER Courses
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 5:35 PM to 5:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Kim Thanos (Lumen Learning)
Co-presenter: Nicola Wayer (Tennessee Board of Regents TN eCampus)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 10min
Brief Abstract:

As students find their footing in college, the right intervention at the right moment can transform outcomes. Waymaker’s just-in-time messaging tools help instructors easily identify and encourage struggling students. Applying research-driven learning design to engaging OER content, Waymaker courses show promise for closing performance gaps among Pell-eligible students.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 5:50 PM to 6:00 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
  • Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
Learning that Prepares Students for the Workforce
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 5:50 PM to 6:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Jon Monahan (Smart Sparrow)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 10min
Brief Abstract:

Learning isn’t just what fits into a course. Students are also using this time to strengthen their soft skills. At Smart Sparrow, we've created a myriad of learning experiences to help students through the full college experience — work with us to create custom solutions, or adopt what already exists. www.smartsparrow.com


Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 6:05 PM to 6:15 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
  • Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
Teach Large Populations of Students as Effectively as 1 to 1
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 6:05 PM to 6:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Nic Rebne (CogBooks)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 10min
Brief Abstract:

Far from depersonalizing education, CogBooks provides teachers with powerful tools which deepen relationships with their students. CogBooks personalization means that it can teach large student cohorts as effectively as 1-to-1, and at a lower cost per student. CogBooks' technology outperforms traditional teaching methods and the use of big data analytics and AI optimization continues to enhance student outcomes and teacher satisfaction.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 6:20 PM to 6:30 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
  • Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
Essential Ingredients for Soomo Courseware
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 6:20 PM to 6:30 PM
Lead Presenter: David Lindrum (Soomo Learning)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 10min
Brief Abstract:

Working with hundreds of schools, testing thousands of pedagogical strategies, and helping over a million students, we have methodically developed our understanding of what courseware must provide to succeed and which choices make the biggest difference in outcomes. Join us for a tour of the ingredients which matter most.


Tuesday November 14, 2017 - 6:35 PM to 6:45 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
  • Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
Creating Simulations with Muzzy Lane Author
Date: Tuesday, November 14th
Time: 6:35 PM to 6:45 PM
Lead Presenter: David McCool (Muzzy Lane Software)
Co-presenter: Jeffrey Fiske (Muzzy Lane)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 10min
Brief Abstract:

Muzzy Lane Author is a cloud based service for authoring and deploying simulations and game-based learning activities. This session will show you how it works and send you away with a free account and the knowledge to start building your own simulations!


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Asia 2
  • Other
Other
Slow Flow Yoga with Leah (Wednesday AM)
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Leah Chuchran-Davis
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/towels available for the class.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Asia 3
Pre-conference Workshop Session 3
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
OLC Global Quality Summit
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-conference Workshop Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Hanqin Qiu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Wei-I Lee (National Chiao Tung University), Yao Kai (China UOOC), Charlie Nguyen (CMS Global)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Join us for the Global Quality Summit (GQS) as part of the Accelerate conference, hosted by OLC and CMS Global. In the GQS, you will have opportunities to learn, discuss and share best practices in online and digital learning with high level representatives from global top 100 schools including,  Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), and Shenzhen University (China).  You will also hear from President of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE).  More great speakers continue to be added, so check back regularly.

In this interactive and informative summit, we will kick off with a panel of speakers discussing how quality in digital learning is addressed in their region of the world.  You will then have an opportunity to collaborate with other higher education professionals, to identify solutions to current problems and future trends in digital learning.  The second part of this exciting event will include speakers from top universities and organizations throughout Greater China who will share their perspectives and experiences related to online and digital learning.

 

Co-hosted by CMS Global 

CMS Global logo

 


The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price

 
Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oceanic 2
Pre-conference Workshop Session 3
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Blended Teaching and Learning: Sharing Challenges and Successes for a Classroom-to-Campus Strategy
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-conference Workshop Session 3
Lead Presenter: Katie Linder (Oregon State University)
Co-presenters: Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida), Linda S. Futch (University of Central Florida), Cub Kahn (Oregon State University), Jason Snart (College of DuPage)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Blended courses and programs continue to grow and mature on a range of campuses, but we do not always have the time or resources to strategically plan for the success of future blended initiatives at the classroom and institutional levels. Simultaneously, we have a lot to learn from each other about how best to tap into the potential of the blended mode. This pre-conference workshop will allow participants to network with colleagues from other campuses as they engage in a hands-on, real-time gap analysis of their current blended courses and programs. Topics to be explored include current classroom and institutional successes and challenges, quality indicators, possibilities for growth, and what it means for an institution to embrace the blended modality at scale. Participants will leave the session with an institution-specific strategic plan and action steps for nurturing blended courses and programs on their campus over the next five to ten years.


The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price

 
Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oceanic 4
Pre-conference Workshop Session 3
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Universal Design for Learning: Implementing Inclusive Design Strategies to Remove Barriers to Learning in Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-conference Workshop Session 3
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Online education broadens the prospective student population to a globally-distributed audience with greater cultural diversity and learner variability. This workshop introduces Universal Design for Learning as a framework for designing engaging, meaningful, and memorable online educational experiences that account for cultural diversity as well as other differentiating factors.  


The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price

 
Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oceanic 5
Pre-conference Workshop Session 3
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Tools and Tips for Curating Learning Resources
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-conference Workshop Session 3
Lead Presenter: Phylise Banner (Phylise Banner Consulting)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will explore tools and approaches to learning content curation, including OERs and other available resources. Through hands-on activities, we will develop strategies to find, filter, share, and add value through commentary and context. Learn how we, as faculty, students, course developers, instructional designers, and administrative stakeholders, can leverage the benefits of these powerful content curation tools within the learning landscape.


The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price

 
Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oceanic 6
Pre-conference Workshop Session 3
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Creating Accessible Online Content for All Learners
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-conference Workshop Session 3
Lead Presenter: Christine Paige (SUNY - Empire State College)
Co-presenters: Mark Lewis (SUNY - Empire State College), Alena Rodick (SUNY - Empire State College)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will provide practical, hands-on activities to help everyone (faculty, adjuncts, management, instructional designers, etc.) become more familiar with the issues of web accessibility in online education. Accessibility is not something you achieve and are done with. It’s ongoing and never done and it helps to assure equal access to all.


The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price

 
Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Oceanic 7
Pre-conference Workshop Session 3
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
The Impact of Mixed Reality in Higher Education
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-conference Workshop Session 3
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Co-presenters: Denise Malloy (Southwest Tennessee Community College / Tennessee Board of Regents), Farah Bennani (Colorado Community College Online)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:
This workshop will address the impact of mixed reality of VR/AR/Holograms related to strategic planning, types of devices, mixed reality content, student engagement, faculty training, and workforce training. Participants and presenters will have the opportunity to engage in a forum to discuss best practices and lesson learned.
 
***This workshop is BYOD (Bring your own device)***

The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price

 
Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
  • Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Open House
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 3hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

The Technology Test Kitchen (TTK) welcomes you to our innovative, hands on, maker space! The TTK is a main feature of the OLC Accelerate conference, staffed by volunteers from various institutions around the world, and open to all. Drop in this morning to say hello, tour the space, have some fun, get a preview of what's ahead at the TTK during the conference, ask questions, and collaborate with our TTK Chefs to cook up good learning!


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Northern Hemisphere C
  • Other
Other
OLC Accelerate 2017 Field Guide Face-to-Face Kickoff
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lead Presenter: Beth Rubin (Campbell University)
Co-presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will build connections among participants, extending community-building virtual discussions preceding the conference. Participants will join “lightning” discussions, focusing on either navigating the Accelerate conference (for new members), or addressing specific topics or problems of interest as identified in prior discussions. Virtual communication before and after the conference will be supported.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Atlantic Hall
  • Other
Other
Wednesday Attendee Lunch Option (Exhibit Hall)
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall
Session Duration: 2hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

OLC and the WDW Dolphin Hotel will offer an economical option for attendees to purchase lunch on Wednesday, November 15 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 our special kick-off session, "Storytelling:  The Art of Communication in the E-Learning Environment", with our celebrity chef and keynoter Matthew Luhn Pixar)!

**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 15, 2017 - 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
Women's Leadership Luncheon
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

In 2016, the Women’s Leadership in Digital Learning Scholarship Fund was established, following the success of the previous the Women in EdTech Scholarship that was established at in conjunction with OLC’sET4 Conference. The Women’s Leadership in Digital Learning Scholarship honors emerging female leaders in the field of digital learning. This luncheon supports the scholarship that funds one emerging female leader who may not otherwise be able to attend an OLC conference. The scholarship will be presented at a 2018 OLC conference.

This year’s luncheon features guest speaker Teresa Boyer, Founding Director for the Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership at Villanova University.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 1
  • Panel Discussion
  • OLC Session
Panel Discussion
Accessibility’s Role in Postsecondary eLearning: A WCET and OLC Partnership
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Russell Poulin (WCET) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Linda Bryant (Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)), Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT), Kelly Hermann (University of Phoenix)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online education enrollments grow each year. Educational technologies are increasingly finding their ways into the traditional classrooms. Educational technology professionals used to be able to wait and see if any accessibility accommodations were required. What strategies are needed to meet those needs as educational technologies become more ubiquitous? The Online Learning Consortium and WCET are partnering to bring you more advice. Hear updates and come prepared with your questions.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Successes and the Challenges of Using a “High-touch”, Team-based Approach to Build a New Hybrid Online MPH Program From the Ground Up
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Mariah Whitcomb (Dartmouth College)
Co-presenter: Tammie Patten (Dartmouth College)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Innovation in higher education is often hindered by adherence to traditional roles and teaching practices. At The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice we are working to change that culture. Our team-based approach while challenging, is slowly changing the way we support students in their quest to change healthcare.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
Instructional Design in K-12 Online Learning: A Panel
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Kennedy (Michigan Virtual University)
Co-presenters: Anissa Lokey-Vega (Kennesaw State University), Kimberly Bondeson (Gwinnett Online Campus), Krista Tomaselli (Michigan Virtual University), Mary Rice (University of New Mexico)
Strand: Research
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This panel focuses on instructional design (ID) in K-12 online learning and is comprised of ID experts in the field of K-12 online learning. The first two panelists are Dr. Anissa Vega (Kennesaw State University) and Kimberly Bondeson (Gwinnett Online Campus). The title of their project is “Designing Project-Based Online Learning for the K-12 Learner.” The second panelist is Krista Tomaselli (Michigan Virtual University). The title of her project is “Using the QM K-12 Secondary Rubric Standard to Guide K-12 Online Course Development.” The final panelists include Dr. Mary Rice (University of New Mexico) and Dr. Kathryn Kennedy discussing Dr. Rice’s project on Michigan Virtual School courses regarding the IDs design and development process when it comes to keeping students with disabilities in mind.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Are ALL Your Students Ready for Online Learning? An Institutional Wide Approach to Online Learner Readiness
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Crystal Faulkner (Austin Peay State University)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The pervasiveness of technology through all course modalities is increasing, exposing all students to technology whether they intended it or not. Therefore, focusing solely on preparing online students for online learning is no longer sufficient. This session shares a cross-departmental initiative to develop and implement an online learner readiness module to all first-year students, the lessons learned, and the resulting changes for student success.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Focus on the Learners: Designing Effective Faculty Professional Development Programs
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Dana Munk (Grand Valley State University)
Co-presenter: Christine Rener (Grand Valley State University)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Teaching and Learning Centers must remain learner-centered in their approach to supporting varied faculty needs and interest.  This session will compare and contrast an array of approaches to faculty development including online/hybrid programs, online course development opportunities, faculty learning communities, onboarding for new faculty, and support for inclusive teaching excellence. 


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Scale, Sustainability, and Success: Creating a Leadership Strategy for Innovation
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Emma Zone (Faculty Guild)
Co-presenter: Tonya Troka (Colorado Technical University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The call for leadership in the innovation age is a critical element in moving the needle to provide solutions around access, technology, and student success. This presentation will examine the leadership acumen needed in implementing innovative solutions and initiatives to impact student success and institutional change.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 1
  • Technology Test Kitchen
  • Streamed Session
Technology Test Kitchen
Storytelling: The Art of Communication in the e-learning Environment
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Matthew Luhn (Pixar)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join Matthew Luhn, a 20+ year Pixar Animation Studios story veteran and our Technology Test Kitchen "Celebrity Chef", for the 2017 Technology Test Kitchen Kick-Off and Spotlight Presentation event.

Matthew brings his extensive experience creating and developing blockbuster films at Pixar and other film production companies, and provides practical strategies that teach and inspire people and teams to connect more effectively with audiences. Matthew uses the power of storytelling to bridge the gap between instructional content and heart, driving your story toward one unforgettable learning experience.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
How 1,000 Institutions Prevent Cheating in Online Exams
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Steve Furusho (Respondus)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how over 1,000 institutions use LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor to prevent cheating during proctored and non-proctored online exams. This session will include a demonstration of both applications and you’ll learn strategies for a smooth rollout on campus.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Are Your Students Ready to Learn Online? Strategies for Facilitating Online Learning Readiness at Your Institution
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Courtney Brafford (The University of Memphis)
Co-presenter: Leonia Houston (The University of Memphis) (Virtual Presenter)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop shares best practices and tools for developing an online readiness assessment tool.  Facilitators from the University of Memphis will share strategies for curating resources and will discuss assessments that may be used to determine how to best prepare students to learn online. Participants will take the role of instructional designer to analyze and develop an assessment module.   


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Europe 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Building a Strong Foundation for Online Learning: Online Course Development
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Renee Cicchino (Seton Hall University)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Europe 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will demonstrate key standards and essentials for developing a quality online course. Topics and discussion will focus on best practices in course design and the alignment of measurable learning objectives with assignments and assessments to achieve desired course outcomes.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Virtual Inquiry Tools: Designing for an Asynchronous Learning Cycle
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Matthew Vick (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learning cycle and inquiry-based learning are important components of STEM education, but many topics are challenging to design engaging lessons and units around with physical materials.  Virtual tools can be used to promote inquiry, but educators must be strategic when planning to build student curiosity and ingenuity into activities.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Assessment, Evaluation & Achievement of Learning Outcomes: Our Journey in Integrating Multiple Program Level Criteria (accreditation standards, program outcomes, other specific competencies or requirements) into an Individual Course
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Suzanne Martin Stricklin (Miami University of Ohio - Regionals)
Co-presenter: Robyn Charlton (Miami University of Ohio - All campuses)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you have lots of courses and lots of faculty teaching them? How do you know if each student is learning the same thing? Share our journey in developing a plan for assessment, evaluation and documentation of student learning at the course, program, and accreditation levels.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
What's Old is New Again (And Redefined!): Synchronous Video As Part of Online/Blended Coursework
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Amy Kuntz (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Marilyn Goodrich (Pennsylvania State University)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore implementations of student engagement through the redefined application of synchronous video. Learn how a framework for faculty adoption, training, and assessment was implemented. Delve into the best practices, how to create a movement beyond basic interactions of chat discussions/voice, and how to integrate gaming techniques/applications during sessions.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Let's Talk About CATs (Classroom Assessment Techniques)
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Mindy Menn (Texas Woman's University)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Is it possible to improve an online course in a minute? Find out during this session as the presenter addresses the basics of implementing classroom assessment techniques in online environments and how you can use classroom assessments to improve your teaching and students' learning experiences. 


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
TEACHING CAROLINGIAN CHANT ONLINE: THE POWER OF COLLABORATION IN INNOVATION
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Edward Schaefer (University of Florida)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

If a computer scientist, a musician, and a graphic designer can collaborate to create an innovative system for teaching/learning Carolingian chant online, what can collaboration do for you?  Come and see what we have done, what true collaboration required, and brainstorm how collaboration can take your work to new levels.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 1
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Adaptive Micro-courses for m-Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Tushar Singh (Minute School)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Through adaptive micro-courses and study tools powered by machine learning, our goal is to improve students' conceptual understandings and overall academic success. This session will describe current works in progress, encourage conversation, elicit feedback from attendees, and explore opportunities for collaboration.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
All Aboard: The No Reservations Method to Collaboration Between Instructional Designers and Faculty
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: CherRon Salemma (Synergis Education)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Sometimes faculty have big reservations about working in the online environment.  Building collaborative relationships with faculty allows instructional designers to make their vision come alive in the online classroom.  In this session participants, will learn best practices for building relationships with faculty to eliminate reservations during the design process. What reservations do you have about working in the online environment? Send your response, questions, or other comments to myOLCquestions@synergiseducation.com and we will cover it in our presentation. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Applying Project Management Techniques: Tips for Instructional Designers
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jessica McCarty (University of Maryland University College)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We’ve all experienced the frustration of balancing production deadlines with the need to devote time and energy toward proper design principles. This session will show you how to incorporate project management principles and techniques into your instructional design practice. The  additional structure provided can produce tangible benefits for both team members and stakeholders.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Collaboratively create video learning objects remotely using Google Hangouts On-Air
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Laddie Odom (University of Maryland University College)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation demonstrates use of Google Hangouts On Air for remote video capture of content, such as subject matter experts who may located anywhere in the world, that can subsequently serve as source material to create course learning objects and videos very economically and efficiently.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Embracing the Challenge: Teaching Communication Skills Online
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Kimberly Doudna (Western Michigan University)
Co-presenters: Jou-Chen Chen (Western Michigan University), Robin Millar (Western Michigan University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will outline the past, present, and anticipated future of teaching family science undergraduate students personal and professional communication skills at Western Michigan University. We hope to discover strategies and best practices from our peers in the field of online learning.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
ENGAGE - Exploring Next-Gen Apps & Games in Education
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: David Lasala (NYU)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Video games for teaching and learning present a tremendous opportunity to increase overall student engagement. Additionally, there is the potential to capture the attention of students that might otherwise struggle to stay focused, if what makes games fun could successfully be merged with learning materials. That’s the tricky part.

A well designed game will entice players into learning the game’s mechanics in order to be able to interact with the material. Sometimes these mechanics are deeply complex (e.g., memorizing lengthy button combinations, detailed inventory management, etc.), but if the virtual world and it’s inhabitants are inviting enough the player will gladly step up to the challenges. If one could successfully integrate assessment and study “mechanics” into this design without sacrificing the fun, you’d have cracked the code to gamified learning. NYU IT’s Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) department has been exploring these ideas for the past year and a half. Not just in theory, but through a series of projects that grew out of faculty requests to leverage gamification in their teaching. We would like to share some the lessons we’ve learned since starting in early 2016. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
From Papyrus to Pixels: Rebranding Educators for Careers in EdTech
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Melissa McCartney (University of Phoenix)
Co-presenter: Holly Rick (Walden University)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This express workshop is a DIY professional development session for advancement in the evolving positions in EdTech. The purpose of this interactive session is to provide participants strategies for self-identifying educational skills, showcase their strengths in EdTech in higher education, and to prepare accelerate their future career in Edtech. The session includes three topics: Reuse, Rebrand, and Recycle transferable skills to prepare you for your next career in Edtech. Learning how to decode the skills gaps for the position of your dreams. Take a skills inventory. Explore e-portfolios. Take away a micro-learning tool to get started as an Edtech professional.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Increasing Student Engagement and Learning through Active Reading Strategies
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Shawn Bielicki (Liberty University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This brief training session will overview, outline, discuss, and model a best-practices strategy to increase student engagement and learning through the active reading of course materials. The session will feature a micro-lecture, video, PPT, graphic, interative pratice session, and close with Q&A. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Meeting Faculty Where They are At: Developing A Course Design Institute for all Disciplines and Modalities
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Foote (John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will describe one institution’s approach to developing and implementing a 3-day Institute on Course (re)Design for faculty from across the disciplines with an interest in designing a new course or redesigning an existing course. Presenters will describe the unique components and approach taken to engage faculty participants.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Putting the Puzzle Together to Create a Quality Map for Online Programs
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Lisa Clark (University of Northwestern Ohio)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What components contribute to a quality online program? How do we address them all? Perhaps you're not even sure of what the components are! This presentation will identify the components and put the puzzle together so that you leave with a map for the development of a quality online program.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Student eLearning Readiness: Three Years of Survey Results and Next Steps
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Noelle Newhouse ( The Chicago School)
Co-presenter: Thad Stott (TCS Education System)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will review the processes and results of ongoing surveys to measure student attitudes toward eLearning.  The surveys assess the needs and expectations of students regarding educational technology.  As part of the process to identify and bridge gaps in eLearning, researchers also conducted focus groups with students and faculty.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Lone Ranger of OERs.
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Lewis Williams (UMUC)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many universities have implemented Open Educational Resources (OERs) in some form, but how do you solve this issue if your university or department has not implemented OERs for your course. This presentation will demonstrate how a single faculty member implemented OERs on his own without any support.    


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Three Interactions your Online Class Needs
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Kelly Keane (Loyola University Maryland)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explores the three types of interactions critical to learning and engagement in the online environment and shares research-based strategies and “quick actions” that K-12 and online instructors can take to facilitate each type.  These interactions occur between learner and content, learner and instructor, and learner to learner.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Online Copyright Ninja School
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Thomas Tobin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 1
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 The Copyright Ninja offers use-them-tomorrow lessons to keep everyone on the “good side” of copyright law.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
What happens when teachers OWN their learning?
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Samuel Mormando (Garnet Valley School District)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

For professional learning to be meaningful and relevant, it must constantly be reshaped to meet the needs of every teacher. Planning, organizing, and facilitating professional learning days that meet the needs of every teacher can be accomplished by utilizing C.H.O.I.C.E. and offering blended learning opportunities to teachers.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Accessible Syllabus Training
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Parishweta Bhatt (Austin Peay State University)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Accessible Syllabus Training will demonstrate and teach attendees the 8 key steps towards creating an accessible digital syllabus for their course. At the end of the session attendees will have a fully accessible syllabus document in Word format and learn how to create an accessible PDF from their Word syllabus as well. We recommend attendees to BYOD - Bring Your Own Device and BYOS - Bring Your Own Syllabus (Microsoft Word format) to gain the most out of our express workshop.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Rapidly Transforming the Digital Learning Experience at Scale
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Karen Srba (American Public University System)
Strand: N/A
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

American Public University System is breaking new ground to improve student engagement not only through personalized learning but also through high-definition learning content and experiences in hundreds of online courses.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Improving Student Retention through Targeted Engagement and Personalization
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Sharon Goldstein (Berkeley College - Online)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you want to improve retention by actively engaging your students?  Discover a personalized and targeted approach to student engagement.  Learn strategies for early and continued engagement throughout the application process, orientation, first term, and beyond!  Leave with an array of ideas you can immediately implement in your institution.   


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
BigBlueButton Goes Mobile
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Frederick Dixon (Blindside Networks)
Strand: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

BigBlueButton project an open source web conferencing system for online learning. We've been recently building an HTML5 mobile client for students. Come attend and see a live demonstration of the latest builds for both Android and iOS.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Visions of Quality Assurance in Online MBA Programs- A Delphi Study
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Glori Hinck (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota)
Strand: Research
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation describes a study designed to provide insight into what aspects of quality assurance are most important for AACSB-accredited online MBA programs from the perspective of three groups of stakeholders- administrators, faculty and instructional designers.  Expert panelists from across the U.S. were surveyed using a three-round Delphi methodology.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Engage, Motivate, and Empower Students with Effective Online Course Design
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Suzanne Edmonds (North Carolina State University)
Co-presenter: Yiling Chappelow (NC State)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Designing online courses can be overwhelming; a course that is lengthy and text-heavy, is neither beneficial nor efficient to students. Effective course design increases student engagement and motivation by reducing cognitive load.  In this session, we will discuss research-based strategies for structuring content in order to create a learner-centered environment.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Town Hall
  • Streamed Session
Town Hall
Town Hall: Professional Development and Support
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Camille Karlson (SUNY - Farmingdale State College)
Co-presenters: Alexandra Pickett (Open SUNY), Melisa Ziegler (Tacoma Community College), Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida), Ann Taylor (Dutton e-Education Institute - College of EMS - Penn State )
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 2
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 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Cheat the Cheaters: strategies to improve academic integrity
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sandra Bennett (Baylor University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will discuss the behaviors of students, expectations of faculty, and strategies that instructional designers can use to help advance Academic Integrity in our online courses. The presentation will be informed by current literature and will examine strategies, solutions and tools for best practices. This presentation will discuss the behaviors of students, expectations of faculty, and strategies that instructional designers can use to help advance Academic Integrity in our online courses. The presentation will be informed by current literature and will examine strategies, solutions and tools for best practices. 


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Overview of Findings from the EdTech Decision Making in Higher Education Study
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kristin Palmer (University of Virginia)
Co-presenter: Whitney Kilgore (iDesign)
Strand: Research
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study investigates the decision-making inputs, processes, and practices around the acquisition of technology to facilitate teaching and learning at over 43 colleges and universities in the United States. This study was part of the EdTech Efficacy Symposium and a result of Working Group B.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Rethinking the Video Lecture for Student Engagement
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kristen Sosulski (New York University - Stern School of Business)
Co-presenters: Amanda Justice (NYU Stern), Ben Bowman (NYU Stern)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many universities and colleges support faculty in the development of robust video lectures. Short videos can replace long lectures, but how does one know if students are actually watching the videos and learning? The Learning Science Team at the W.R. Berkley Innovation Labs (NYU Stern) sought to design course videos that go beyond the dissemination of information and focus on supporting the learner from the onset. 

The presenters will discuss a process for designing videos-- illustrated by five compelling use cases rooted in learning sciences co-developed with faculty.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Lessons Learned from a Responsive LMS Redesign with Moodle 3.0
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Erin Hobbs (University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC))
Co-presenter: Jennifer Dixey (University of Missouri - Kansas City)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Current trends continue to show a swell in ownership and usage of tablets and smartphones as primary devices. This case-based educational session will explore how one provider of online learning addressed the surge of this “mobile mind shift” as more consumers (and learners!) expect a mobile-first experience.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Too Many Resources, Too Little Time
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Donna Gregory (Utica College)
Co-presenter: Krista Krause (Utica College)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With the growth in available resources, online faculty are left to decide which ones to include in the classroom. We will review our project on uncluttering the online classroom. We will discuss our journey from over-resourced courses to ones that provide meaningful direction and focus for the students. 


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Designing Engaging and Effective Online Activities in Blended Learning Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Alicia Cundell (Concordia University-Montreal)
Strand: Research
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What kinds of online activities do students find most engaging? Which do they find most effective? Graduate students were asked to rate each of the online activities on effectiveness and engagement in a blended (60(in-class)-40(online)) graduate seminar on teaching in order to inform the design of future blended learning courses.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Promoting Online Student Engagement and Success for Skills-Based Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sarah Bleakney (University of Florida)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation describes how widely-available technology can be used to promote online student engagement and success in a skills-based course. We present five tools and techniques that have been found to be highly effective in conveying course content and assignments, and providing assistance to students in an online learning environment.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
T is for Community? - Building community among online educators through TECHNOLOGY education.
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jamie Holcomb (Southern New Hampshire University)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you build a collaborative community for remote educators separated by space and time? What if a solution to community building was founded in technology education and application? This presentation will showcase how empowering educators to leverage technology can bring them together as a collaborative, supportive community.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Is It Academic Fraud? Making the Shift to Large Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Tamara Powell (Kennesaw State University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In the past it was accepted that smaller online courses were better. Now, the conversation has shifted to, "How can we teach large online courses well?" Faculty at Kennesaw State University are working to create effective large enrollment online courses that are cognizant of faculty workload. 


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Concurrent Session 2
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Closing the Skills Gap: Leveraging Best Practices in HR to Prepare Students with Stronger Professional Readiness
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Maure Baker (PSI)
Co-presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Today’s employers try to determine employee fit by assessing a person’s “soft skills.” This session explores a new online tool that incorporates the two most common methods employers use to measure these competencies, combining these methods with soft skills development videos into a platform to help students increase professional readiness.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 2
  • Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Iron Chef Battle - Heat 1
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
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 3 teams in Heat #1 as they battle for a spot in the Friday morning Iron Chef Battle final!

  • Cannoli Do So Much - Kris Skaff (Skyepack), Mary Ashley (University of Illinois - Chicago), Brady Kalb (Skyepack)
  • Wing Tips - Elizabeth Metzger (Broward College), Sylvia Riviello (Broward College), Ryan Prichard (Knewton)
  • Chicken of the Woods -  Phylise Banner (Phylise Banner Consulting), Tamara Powell (Kennesaw State University),  Amy Ostrom (UNCU), Ryan Eash (TechSmith)

Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
LMS Focus Group
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learning management systems have been around for almost two decades and many institutions have adopted at least one (and sometimes more) of these platforms in an effort to provide a more personalized, effective, engaging learning experience for students. During this sponsored OLC-Led focus group, we will be seeking to gleam insights from participants on their views regarding key concerns around the LMS market today, how those views have evolved over time, and how participants envision the future of educational technology.

***This focus group is invitation only***


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Content Mapping
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Chris Hoffman (University of Utah)
Co-presenter: Daniel Gowon (University of Utah)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As an instructional designer, have you been asked, “What do you do?” or “If that's all you do, what do we need you for?” This can happen when instructors are new or don’t understand the role of the instructional designer or the design process.

This presentation focuses on one of the oldest-major hurdles Instructional Designers face in designing online courses with instructors. In the consultative work we do, we come across resistance from instructors that are not interested in designing online classes for any number of reasons. To ease someone into designing an online course, a lot of creative skills come to play.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Europe 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Video in Teaching & Learning: Stay Ahead of the Curve
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Andrew Swanson (Western Kentucky University)
Co-presenters: Juliana Ortolani (Western Kentucky University), Catie Weaver (Western Kentucky University)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Europe 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will explore the impact video has on a global scale, how this information applies to teaching & learning, implementing best practices, and collaboratively setup and film a short interview session with workshop participants.

 


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Community, Security & Activity: The Trifecta of Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Bethany Smith (NC State University)
Co-presenters: Jakia Salam (North Carolina State University), Angie Smith (North Carolina State University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Can you teach experiential learning online? In this session, we will present how this was made possible in an online group counselling course using different technologies. We will address how to build an online learning community and a trusted environment, how to  incorporating active learning strategies using the TPACK framework.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Engineering MOOCs: Communities of Inquiry?
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Rob Kadel (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will explore results from the administration of the Community of Inquiry instrument in three engineering MOOCs provided by Georgia Tech. Social Presence was identified less often than either Teaching or Cognitive Presence. How can MOOCs adapt to provide this key factor in course success?


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Building a User Centered Online Curriculum Center: A Better Filing Cabinet
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Roger Hanagriff (Texas A&M University)
Co-presenter: Robert Strong Jr (Texas A & M University)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The transformative potential of the internet has been largely focused on speed and supply to a large number of participants over quality of content.  In 2014, Texas A&M University developed www.myimsservices.com to serve secondary education programs by improving connections to content standards, assessment, management tools and the ability to customize content.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
More than Entertainment: Engaging and Educating Students Effectively and Efficiently Using Media
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Bobby Goldwater (Georgetown University)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Park (Wiley)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students are more engaged with content when their online courses have media elements, but many universities claim budget as a roadblock. We will demonstrate some ways that Georgetown University has effectively incorporated media and give tips and techniques to be able to include this immersive technology, regardless of budget concerns.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Leveraging Instructional Designers in Higher Education
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kristin Powers (Intentional Futures)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to leverage the ID's on your campus by understanding the problems they solve, and and the varied and unique skill sets instructional designers bring to designing high impact learning content. Help us show why we think #IDFTW (instructional design for the win!!)


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 2
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
A Journey to Universal Accessibility Within eLearning Environments
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Maya Pakhomova (Pasco-Hernando State College)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will discuss the journey at a small-scale higher education institution working towards accessibility of eLearning environments for all students regardless of their learning challenges. This session will share steps and strategies for how to evaluate and improve accessibility of eLearning environments, and grow accessibility awareness on campus.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Even Experts Need Roadmaps: leveraging grading rubrics to improve assignment outcomes and student success
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Shelli Carter (Colorado Technical University)
Co-presenter: Sylvia Nemmers (Colorado Technical University)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Adjunct instructors are often hired for their subject matter expertise and placed directly in the classroom. In non-education disciplines, SMEs rarely have formal training in pedagogic practice. This presentation will explore a pilot of grading rubrics to facilitate robust feedback and streamline grading for a cadre of adjunct instructors.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Game Based Learning and Assessment: Exploring User Data and Success
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Timothy Loatman (Collegis Education)
Co-presenter: Rebecca Anderson (Collegis Education)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Game-based learning can help increase student engagement and internal student motivation as well as excite students about seemingly pedestrian learning objectives. This presentation will explore learner data from a Hiring Process game enticing students to learn competencies tied to Career Search objectives. Learner data is examined to identify links between GBL consumption and assessment success.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
I-E-O Online : Understanding Today's Online Student
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Maeghen MacDonald Kuhn (Keuka College)
Strand: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study provides a detailed view of current online students and how their personal characteristics interact with learning environments with their success in mind. The study was conducted in the Spring 2017 through a survey of undergraduate students who pursue higher education online and were enrolled at Penn State University World Campus, resulting in 688 qualified respondents.  This study is the first of its kind in online education and provides rich data on demographics, preferences, and practices of today’s online students.  The results challenge traditional thinking, contradict previous studies of online students, and bring a set of recommendations for both researchers and practitioners within the field.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Managing a Program-Level Redesign Project
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Erica Young (Purdue University - Main Campus)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management has seen a significant increase in enrollment after hybridizing their Weekend MBA Program.  The Program was redesigned by instructional designers using a case-based, peer-to-peer collaboration strategy.  Strategic project management was a key piece to the success of the initiative.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Moving Beyond The Model: Implementing a motivational framework to exceed best practices for online learning
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Lauren Pillote-Wielenga (Lauren Pillote Consulting)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As online educators, do we practice what we preach? This pilot study outlines the redevelopment of an online architecture/design philosophy course using a motivational framework to exceed best practices. The intent is to help online learners create deeper abstract meaning and knowledge transfer while providing educators with a realistic approach.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Putting a Different Spin on it: Using the QCTIP scorecard to assess the online New Faculty Orientation for hybrid courses at UMUC
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Heather Welzant (University of Maryland University College)
Co-presenter: Alli Woods (UMUC)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you as excited about OLC’s new Quality Scorecard Suite as we are at UMUC? We are so excited that we put a different spin on the Quality Course Teaching and Instructional Practice (QCTIP) Scorecard. We are using the scorecard standards to evaluate a new faculty orientation for hybrid courses.   


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Reflections or Multiple Choice? Motivating Student Reading Comprehension
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Ingrid Steiner (University of Southern California)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come and join the conversation to learn how reflective journals encourage comments such as “this process makes me READ the material and understand it, as opposed to just looking for answers to multiple choice questions.” Discover a new way to assess reading comprehension in any of your online courses.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Scaling Innovation: Expanding Faculty’s Online Pedagogical Repertoire
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Joanna Ray (Indiana University )
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you deliver high-quality resources across seven campuses to inspire faculty to implement inclusive design and expand their online pedagogical repertoire? Come learn how Indiana University is leveraging an innovative Course Design Showcase and Teaching Online Series to equip faculty with accessible, customizable, and just-in-time opportunities for online teaching.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Fraud Triangle: Understanding and Mitigating Threats to Test Security
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Patrick Ochoa (Questionmark)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will examine the causes of fraud and ways to mitigate them. These include sound methods for communicating with text takers, tips for filtering candidates so that they see only that content which is suitable or them, verifying test takers’ identities, and supporting the proctoring and monitoring of high-stakes tests. It will offer best practices for mitigating security risks in practical, credible and cost-effective ways..  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Transform Passive Video Watching into Engaged Interactive learning
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Bei Zhang (Michigan State University)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Recorded lectures have become the new normal in teaching and learning, whether online or “offline” in traditional face-to-face classrooms.  Further transformation of recorded lectures into active learning experiences can be done by using PlayPosit, a tool for designing and sharing interactive video lessons.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using micro-learning seminars to enhance and create true knowledge in distance learning higher education faculty
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Tina Calandrino (University of Central Florida)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In a time sensitive environment, what is the most direct path of faculty development through a distance learning platform? Although not an entirely new concept, mirco-learning may increase the effectiveness of a series of brief seminars as a method for enhancing the value of the brief seminars for faculty development.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Who’s Teaching this Course? Student Perceptions of Academic Control and Teaching Presence
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Carol Gering (University of Oregon)
Co-presenter: Dani' Sheppard (University of Alaska - Fairbanks)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Researchers were puzzled: students declared their online instructor indispensible while at the same time claiming, “in an online course, you have to teach yourself.” The basis for student perceptions was surprising. A researcher/program director and a practitioner will co-present the nuanced power of and strategies for teaching presence.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Strategies for generating faculty trust and buy-in for instructional design
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Co-presenter: Yingjie Liu (SJSU)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Lack of faculty buy-in is the number one obstacle to effective instructional design.  This study presents the results of a national survey of institutes of higher education on the challenges faced by, and best practices used by, instructional design teams to increase faculty trust and buy-in for instructional design.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Burnout among online, adjunct instructors: What it is, how to recognize it, and how to prevent it
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Stout (Colorado Technical University)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The rapid growth of online higher education and subsequent hiring of adjunct faculty can lead to teaching burnout. A recent study revealed that online instructors experience moderate levels of burnout. It is essential for institutions to implement practical ways for instructors to avoid burnout and remain engaged with their students.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Better Together: Developing a Manual for Online Teaching at a Multi-Campus University
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Ann Taylor (Dutton e-Education Institute - College of EMS - Penn State )
Co-presenter: Andrew Tatusko (Penn State University)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The parking lot is not the only thing all faculty share! A grass-roots committee has developed a repository of tools including a manual for faculty that covers processes, resources, and important policies for online teaching. This session will discuss how people work together to get things done, for everyone.    


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
6 Steps to Establish International Video Collaborations
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Steve Acquah (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Strand: N/A
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The GEOSET initiative produces free educational content for people worldwide to support class projects, science experiments and more. Learn about GEOSET’s strategy for achieving sustainable collaborations using academic video, as well as:

  • 6 key steps used to establish and maintain collaborations
  • A plan to increase the public awareness of your organization
  • Essential tips on how to engage your audience
  • Incentives for students
 

Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Tell Me about Yourself: How to Prepare your General Studies Majors for the Job Market
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Marian Montgomery Chancellor (Mississippi State University)
Co-presenter: Joy Bailey (Mississippi State University)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are colleges preparing undergraduates with an interdisciplinary studies degree to enter the workforce?  Learn how to develop an online capstone course to equip students with skills, including resume and cover letter writing for jobs and graduate applications, job search strategies, and interviewing skills, that prepare them to enter the workforce.

This session will focus on best practices for developing the course and offer examples of content, delivery, and assessment.  Attendees will experience a live interactive demonstration of the virtual Mock Interview.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Create-Your-Own Quality, Interactive Digital Curriculum to Engage Students Across All Subjects
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Sue Evans (SoftChalk)
Strand: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Whether it’s Health Science, English or History, your students need engagement and interactivity to successfully grasp the material you’ve given them. So why give them something pre-made that you have no control over?


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Designing Learner-Generated Contexts that Transform Learners from Content Consumers to Content Creators
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Tianhong Shi (Oregon State University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, We will introduce the concept, value and examples of learner-generated contexts. It transforms from content consumers  to content creators. It also produces final products (such as information resources) that are sharable to the general public. It lives beyond the life of a course, outside the LMS. 


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 2
  • Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
The Role of Learning Science in Student Success
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Alfred Essa (McGraw-Hill Education)
Co-presenters: Natasha Labos (McGraw-Hill Education), Lalitha Agnihotri (McGraw-Hill Education)
Strand: N/A
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can we use data and analytics to improve teaching and learning and inform instructional design? In this hands-on session, we will first orient attendees to the emerging fields of learning science and data science. We then provide interactive sample exercises and concrete methods for deriving learning insights and improving student outcomes.

 


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Panel Discussion
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Strand
Panel Discussion
Implementing Adaptive Learning: Multiple Perspectives from Practitioners, Leadership and Researchers
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Baiyun Chen (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Thomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida), Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida), Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida), Jessica Tojo (University of Central Florida), Debbie Kirkley (University of Central Florida), Debbie Hahs-Vaughn (University of Central Florida), Marwan Shaban (University of Central Florida), Craig Tidwell (UCF)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The University of Central Florida (UCF) is strategically implementing adaptive learning to improve student success. In this session, panelists, including academic administrators, educational researchers, faculty members, and instructional designers, will share lessons learned from a two-year pilot adaptive learning initiative at UCF and discuss implementation strategies in higher educational institutions. 


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Panel Discussion
  • Streamed Session
Panel Discussion
Online Learning Journal Panel: What the Research Says on Online Learning Leadership
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Eric Fredericksen (University of Rochester)
Co-presenters: Ron Legon (Quality Matters), Kenneth Green (Campus Computing Project)
Strand: Research
Location: Southern Hemisphere 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Research studies by the University of Rochester and by Quality Matters in partnership with Eduventures, have focused on the leadership role for online learning. The PIs will report on how that role is being defined at US institutions and current institutional practices, priorities, and challenges for guiding this academic transformation.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Fake News: Separating Fact from Fiction in Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Carolyn Stoll (University of Cincinnati)
Co-presenter: Dawn Clineman (University of Cincinnati)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Everyone has a learning style that’s best for them. We’ve all heard this and accepted it as fact, right?  Would you be surprised to learn it’s not true?  Come to this fun, interactive session on spotting and avoiding this and other learning myths that can result in bad instructional design.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Gamification of Learning: Respond. Review. Remember. Replay
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Anthony Newman (Purdue University - Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Christopher Mong (Roosevelt University)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Replay is a new, gamified quizzing application that is easy for students to use and for instructors to create content.  It combines formative and summative assessment, badging, leaderboards, and data collection to allow students to compare their performance with those of their peers.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Pioneers in Digital Courseware: Themes and Trends in Early Adopter Research
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Nori Barajas (OLC)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:
  • Evidence and scalability of successful digital courseware initiatives will be shared from two perspectives, the faculty innovator(s) and the broader institutional initiatives

  • Themes illustrating barriers faced by underrepresented students across institution types and how digital courseware implementations have overcome those barriers will be identified

  • Program improvement trends in courseware implementation research will be discussed

Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Asia 3
  • Other
Other
OLC Institute for Professional Development: Faculty Meet Up
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Come connect with your colleagues from the OLC Institute for Professional Development. An update will be provided on latest developments within the Institute.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Atlantic Hall
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the exhibit hall (Atlantic Ballroom) for networking coffee breaks.  Not only is this an opportunity to recharge with a fresh cup of coffee or tea, but you will also have the opportunity to network with other conference attendees, catch a session in the Technology Test Kitchen, and visit our conference exhibitors to get your cards stamped in order to win prizes!


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
  • Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Chef's Table Demo: Using Google Slides to Create E-Zines
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Michigan State University)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Position: 1
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

First up is Flipgrid, an online classroom space which supports video discussion online. Though Flipgrid can be used for a variety of purposes, consider using this tool for course introductions, allowing students to introduce themselves however (and in whichever language) they wish.


  • Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Chef's Table Demo: Easy Tech Recipes for New Cooks - Part 1
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A&M University - Kingsville)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Position: 2
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

New to cooking up recipes for technology in the classroom? Unaccustomed to the tools for creating multi-modal learning? Chef Angela Gibson will introduce you to easy to adopt technology to add purposeful presence to your blended or fully online classroom. Tool Focus: Voki and Tellegami.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
  • Other
Other
Stretch and Renew Yoga with Leah (Wednesday PM)
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Leah Chuchran-Davis
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 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
VR & Online Learning – An Educational Revolution
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Wei Sun (Beihang University)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn more about how VR and online learning can be used to create an innovative classroom setting in this session with the Founder and CEO of VIVEDU, an educational arm of HTC.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Four Rubrics And When To Use Them
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: April Millet (Pennsylvania State Univeristy)
Co-presenters: Jane Sutterlin (Penn State University), Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Assessing students is hard! Rubrics can help with assessing students authentically, communicating instructor’s expectations to encourage student success and more. Join us for this hands-on workshop to learn about four types of rubrics, when to use each type, and most importantly, how to easily write them for the greatest impact.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Online learning and the success of non-traditional students: What data analysis can tell us
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield)
Strand: Research
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This research explored the characteristics of students taking online courses to investigate whether the online setting itself or such characteristics primarily affected retention rates. Results from 108,637 university students revealed variables that predicted online course taking, and the effect online course taking had on student retention at seven four-year institutions.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Game Changer: Learning Resources Via an LTI in Your LMS
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jon Mladic (Rasmussen College)
Co-presenter: BethMarie Gooding (Rasmussen College)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Innovations in Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) have provided the opportunity to enhance the accessibility of library and tutoring resources by integrating them within a LMS. Partnering with instructional design, our Library and Learning Services staff discovered innovative ways to increase students’ awareness of the most relevant academic support resources.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Accessibility Learning Curve: Accessibility Beyond Accommodation
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Taylor Moore (Wichita State University)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Accessibility is often a tangled puzzle for many people, especially when creating accessible materials retroactively. This session explores a training document created without accessibility in mind and examines inherent accessibilities problems within the design, the process needed to make it accessible, the solutions, and the benefits of Accessibility Beyond Accommodation.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Learning Management System Migration: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lisa Bunkowski (Texas A&M University-Central Texas)
Co-presenters: Richard Schilke (Texas A&M University - Central Texas), Sara Dierk (Texas A&M University-Central Texas)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using a web-based interactive polling tool (Sli.do), attendees select and prioritize from our menu of modular presentation topics, enabling us to share our experience and guide discussion on learning management system migration – the good, the bad, and the ugly! Questions and attendee insights will be captured and shared. 


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Concurrent Session 3
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Innovation in the Proctoring Industry: Using New Tools to Strengthen Institution Reputation
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Nearly a decade after live online proctoring first changed the education landscape, numerous proctoring models have been introduced to the market but none are very innovative or customer focused. This presentation will discuss how ProctorU spent two years and the experience behind four million proctored exams and the feedback of over 1,000 clients to develop a new platform, ProctorU Auto, bringing significant innovation to the online proctoring market….again.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 3
  • Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Chef's Table Demo: Easy Tech Recipes for New Cooks - Part 2
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A&M University - Kingsville)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

New to cooking up recipes for technology in the classroom? Unaccustomed to the tools for creating multi-modal learning? Chef Angela Gibson will introduce you to easy to adopt technology to add purposeful presence to your blended or fully online classroom. Tool Focus: ScreencastOMatic, Animoto, & PowToon.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Enhancing Mobile Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Phil Ice (Mirum Learning)
Co-presenter: Lorenzo Vallone (Mirum Learning)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Delivering dynamic, interactive content, that can be accessed equally across the desktop and mobile, has proven challenging for virtually all institutions. This session focuses on use cases in which digital tools were leveraged to create vibrant learning environments in a highly scalable, pedagogically driven manner. 


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Data Science & Machine Learning Providing Engagement & Learning Analytics
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Ross Jones (emotuit)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In a world where we have no shortage of data, one thing that is present is a lack of understanding around our students and their interaction with online learning content. We talk about using data science and machine learning to help us understand more about your students.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Europe 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Achieving Scale in Personalized Learning: Adaptive Courseware Deployments at Eight Public Universities
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Europe 6
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract: Scaled use of adaptive courseware encompasses an institution-wide commitment to student success, coordinated faculty development to improve instruction, adoption of high-quality content and flexible technologies that enable performance tracking, and end-user tools that support learners in guiding themselves. Learn how eight public universities are using adaptive courseware to personalizing learning at scale. 
Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
IMPACT: Improving Learning Outcomes through Rigorous yet Practical Research
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Karl Rectanus (Learn Platform)
Co-presenter: Daniel Stanhope (Lea(R)n)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There is a systemic need for practical research that examines edtech efficacy. This session illustrates how schools nationwide are using a rapid-cycle evaluation tool (i.e., IMPACT™) to collect and analyze data, and discusses the evidence schools are generating to inform decisions about edtech discovery, purchasing, and evaluation.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
How Innovative Online Group Debates Using Scientific-Based Arguments Can Build an Engaged E-Learning Community: From a Pilot Project to Real-World Application
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield)
Co-presenter: Michele Gribbins (University of Illinois Springfield)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online group debate is an effective problem-based online teaching strategy to help students develop highly transferable skills to discover scientific-based evidence, enhance collaboration, present cogent arguments, and evaluate solutions for controversial issues. Participants will discuss/explore pros and cons of online group debates through didactic discussion and group activities.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Satisfying Science Teacher Licensing Requirements for Science Content with Online Science Courses and Blended Laboratory Learning Spaces
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jim Brinson (American Public University System and Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation practically demonstrates how online science courses that align with state and national content standards and criteria for science teacher preparation and certification, and that utilize alternative laboratory learning spaces, can be delivered in a non-traditional and asynchronous format that allows non-traditional students the opportunity to become science teachers.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 3
  • Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
The Long and Winding Road to Success with Personalized Courseware
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Kelly Gillerlain (Tidewater Community College)
Co-presenters: Nicola Wayer (Tennessee Board of Regents TN eCampus), Kim Thanos (Lumen Learning)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When launching a digital courseware pilot, the path to success can be different for every faculty member. Sharing perspectives from multiple institutions, courses and disciplines, this session profiles different, common faculty approaches. It highlights the unique challenges they encounter along the way and explores solutions that help them achieve success.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Classroom Engagement in Face-to-Face Environments: Cases and Tools
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Rashad Muhammad (Michigan State University)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating instructor presence in a room with 300+ students can be a challenge. However, actively engaging students in large lectures halls is possible and now innovations in technology have made it easier than before. This session will explore some technologies that enable instructors to be mobile in the classroom.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Perceptual Learning Method (PLM)
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Mark DeLonge (Northwestern Michigan College)
Co-presenter: Tom Gordon (Northwestern Michigan College)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Perceptual Learning - create and experience intuitive learning.  Perceptual Learning is NOT flashcards.  It is much BIGGER than that. It IS a tool that allows instructors and teachers to create rich learning experiences for students.  SHOW your students what a concept or idea or thing is without explaining it.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 3
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Adventures in Adaptive Learning - Pilot initiative for adaptive learning at Barry University
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Rhonda Hill (Barry University )
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Barry University’s School of Professional and Career Education (PACE) was charged to design and pilot a cohort of entry-level courses utilizing adaptive learning technologies and design techniques. The presentation will illustrate the rationale used for choosing which courses were to be used in this pilot, challenges encountered, and solutions implemented.

 

 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Design, Development, and Delivery of Webinars in a Rapidly Changing Technology Landscape
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Amaury De Siqueira (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Webinars are a preferred method for the delivery of fresh content, training and academic material. We describe a design and development approach to webinar design. In doing so we outline the steps for identification and planning of instructional events. We describe strategies to align application lay-outs with intended learning outcomes.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Enhancing Online Courses through Alternative Instructional Equivalencies
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Deborah Mixson-Brookshire (Kennesaw State University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Providing students with an online or blended course that is comparable to a face to face course can be challenging.  Utilizing alternative instructional equivalencies to enhance online courses ensures a positive impact for both the students and faculty through governing hours of classroom instruction.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Fostering student engagement & motivated participation in discussion forums: Examples from Columbia University
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Matthea Marquart (Columbia University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

For new and experienced online instructors, or those who work with them, this session will share examples of high-participation discussion forum assignments from Columbia University, different ways to set up and facilitate discussion forums, sample grading rubrics for discussion forums, and strategies to plan for issues that may come up.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Free and Low Cost Tools and Techniques for Lo-Fi User Experience Design (UXD)
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Mark Lewis (SUNY - Empire State College)
Co-presenter: Diane Gal (SUNY - Empire State College)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An examination of tools and techniques integral to the User Experience Design (UXD) Process used in the planning phase of a Next Generation Learning System prototype. Free or low cost tools were used throughout the UXD process, which included creating data-driven personas, low-fidelity (lo-fi) paper prototypes and wireframes. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
How to evaluate your instructional design process and make an impact on your institution.
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Erica Peppers (University of the Pacific)
Co-presenter: Tara Bunag (University of the Pacific)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructional design is a growing role in higher education institutions. Instructional designers often feel their role is misunderstood, prompting the question: how can an instructional designer capture the importance of this role for stakeholders?  In this session, we discuss a customizable survey created to evaluate the impact instructional design services has on your institution.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Motivated, Engaged, and Successful-Oh My! Influencing Graduate Students through a Community of Inquiry
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Amy Rogers (Ashford University)
Co-presenter: Kelly Olson Stewart (Ashford University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Your efforts as an instructor make a difference! Hear what graduate students are saying about the influence their instructors have on their motivation and success. Participants in this Discovery Session share and discover practical ways to enhance communication and interaction with students in the online learning environment.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Not Only a Veteran: An Analysis of Online Veteran Student Subpopulations and the Implications for Student Services and Academic Support
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Mitchell Farmer (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Co-presenter: Rebecca Deasy (Indiana University)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Despite good intentions, student veterans are often viewed in one dimension with military service being their dominant attribute. We will help you look beyond that label to see how diverse subpopulations within an online student veteran population compares to non-veteran peers and how those findings might impact student service delivery.     


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Oregon State Ecampus: Early engagement promotes distance student success
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Kyle Whitehouse (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Amy Riley (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Oregon State Ecampus Student Success expanded services by launching three initiatives focusing on supporting newly admitted students from the point of admission through the first year of enrollment.  Join us for a brief overview of our efforts and early outcomes with time to share your own experience supporting student success.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Show Me the Evidence: Getting Serious About EdTech Decision-making in Higher Ed
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Todd Bloom (Jefferson Education Accelerator)
Co-presenters: MJ Bishop (University System of Maryland), Phil Hill (e-Literate )
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Higher education spends $25B annually on technology. Yet despite its market size, there is little information about the factors that influence technology decisionmaking. In this session, hear from panelists on the state of edtech decision-making in higher ed and how leaders can leverage research to ensure the best tools enter today’s classrooms.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Process of Designing and Delivering a Common Online Course Template
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: E-Lu Chen (University of Kansas)
Co-presenter: Laura Diede (University of Kansas)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will share a process of designing and delivering an online course template that is currently used for the online bachelor degree of General Studies at University of Kansas. Moreover, we will display the layout of the template to our audiences.   


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Use of Simulations and OER in Science and Humanities courses
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Farah Bennani (Colorado Community College Online)
Co-presenter: Daniel Metz (CCCOnline)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Colorado Community College Online initiatives in implementing innovations, simulations and Open Educational Resources along with alignment with the Association of American Colleges and Universities rubrics in sciences and humanities courses.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Reaching All Learners through Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Roy Bowery (The University of Memphis)
Co-presenter: Leonia Houston (The University of Memphis) (Virtual Presenter)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will discuss how our campus has implemented professional development solutions to: (a) distribute knowledge about instructional accessibility, (b) increase faculty engagement in discussions about Universal Design for Learning (UDL), and (c) facilitate online course design congruent with the UDL principles of engagement, representation, and expression.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Training Faculty in the School of Health Science to Deliver Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Marian Stoltz-Loike (Touro College)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session describes training for faculty members in Touro’s School of Health Sciences to enable them to teach online. Training was delivered via webinars and cybercafes and used the Touro Rubric for Online Education to guide them in in online course structure and pedagogy.  Session participants will learn about a powerful model for training new online faculty.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Quick and Dirty instructional web site creation
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Barbra Bied Sperling (California State University Fullerton and MERLOT)
Co-presenter: Sorel Reisman (California State University Office of the Chancellor)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will present some unique functionality of MERLOT, the manner in which ithe system and its community fit into the world of "openness," how instructors can develop shareable course ePortfolios and specifically how the MERLOT Content Builder can be used to build OER's that contribute to institutional missions.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
VoiceThread: Presentations, Assessments, No Flash, oh my!
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lisa O'Sullivan-Barry (VoiceThread)
Co-presenter: George Haines (VoiceThread)
Strand: N/A
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

VoiceThread never stands still. Come see what's new and exciting for your on-demand learning. New features for presentations, assessments and student engagement.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
The C.A.R.E. Model: Reconstructing the Online Learning Experience through Individualized Student Success Coaching
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Donna Kasznel (Western Kentucky University)
Co-presenter: Holly Young (Western Kentucky University)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Representatives at Western Kentucky University have developed the Coaching for Academic Readiness & Excellence (C.A.R.E.) program to provide digitally accessible alternatives for student support. This session will explore the role success coaching plays in bridging the gap between those services offered to on-campus students and those learning at a distance.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Quick Start to Accessible Video
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Josh Miller (3Play Media)
Strand: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Video's not going anywhere! Learn how to get ahead of accessibility requirements with captioning and audio description. We'll cover the basics of video accessibility, benefits for all students and learners, how to publish captions and audio description, video player compatibility, and legal requirements for captioning and describing video.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Creating a Pipeline for Academic Success
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Papia (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Co-presenter: Lori Kendall-Taylor (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
Strand: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explores how WPI Online develops gap/refresher and “ramp-up” pathways for graduate students, in partnership with academic departments in order to help adult online learners succeed. Program-specific examples will be highlighted, along with key lessons learned in the process and these innovations’ impact on retention.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Now You See It! How to Create Online and Blended Courses that Help People Learn
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Bucky Dodd (University of Central Oklahoma Institute for Learning Environment Design)
Co-presenter: Michael Willis (National Association of Attorneys General)
Strand: N/A
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Panel Discussion
  • Streamed Session
Panel Discussion
Inclusion and Engagement: Designing an All-College Community of Practice for Online Faculty
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Dennis Shea (Penn State University)
Co-presenters: Laurence Boggess (Penn State World Campus), Ravi Patel (Penn State), Susan LeWay (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus), Shannon Corkery (Penn State), Gina Pazzaglia (Penn State University)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how a college in a land grant, Research 1 university provided faculty development to its 60 online instructors through a three-day, on-campus conference. Strategies, innovations, lessons learned, benefits, and take-aways are discussed.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Town Hall
  • Streamed Session
Town Hall
Town Hall: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Douglas Geier (Golden Gate University)
Co-presenters: J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Tianhong Shi (Oregon State University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Southern Hemisphere 2
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 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Leveraging Open Educational Resources to design your custom faculty development program
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Wendy Howard (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Ashley Salter (University of Central Florida), Shelly Wyatt (University of Central Florida)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Two open educational resources – customizable faculty development courses for teaching online – will be made available to participants. After a brief review of the two sample courses, participants will create a custom course outline that identifies how these courses may be adapted for their own training goals.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Doug Lederman (Inside Higher Ed)
Co-presenter: Jill Buban (Unizin)
Strand: Research
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will feature the release of the 2017 Inside Higher Ed Faculty Attitudes on Technology Survey. Slated for this this year is a supplement to the survey that is conducted in collaboration with OLC and features data collected from administrators. This session will include commentary by others in the field conducting similar research.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Digital Storytelling: Telling the Same “Stories” in New Ways and with New Tools
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Sharon Kay (New York University)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

From large lecture halls to small seminars, faculty often teach with storytelling. This session aims to inspire faculty to tap into the stories they already know and reconceive them for an online format. Because, as e-learning tools and technologies evolve, good storytelling remains integral to our most successful online courses.

***Please note:  this session was live webcast, but the on-demand recording file was corrupted and is unavailable for viewing.  We apologize for the inconvenience.***

 
Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
An Inter-Institutional, Online Approach to Teacher Education
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Mari Borr (North Dakota State University-Main Campus)
Co-presenters: Karen Bergh (Central Washington University), Roxie Godfrey (Texas Tech University), Debra DeBates (South Dakota State University), Barbara Allison (Texas Tech University), Karen Alexander (Texas Tech University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Through sharing of resources and responsibilities, a group of institutions developed and sustained an inter-institutional online master’s program to enable persons who are living in remote locations or who have family/work responsibilities to complete a program potentially leading to Family and Consumer Sciences Education teacher licensure or other professional positions.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Internationalize Your Online Classes and Programs - Effective Strategies and Examples
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Hitesh Kathuria (Indiana University)
Co-presenter: Parul Khurana (Indiana University - East)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this interactive presentation, participants will learn how to integrate international and intercultural examples in their online courses and degrees. The key concepts covered will allow instructors to internationalize their courses, teaching methods, learning outcomes and assess these outcomes. Participants will design a strategy to achieve this goal and measure their progress.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
If We Build It Ourselves, Will They Come?
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Jessica Gammon (Bluestocking Education)
Co-presenters: Drew Bagley (Bluestocking Education), Jacque Carter (Doane University)
Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Doane University made the decision to invest significantly to create an internal structure that will bolster distance learning offerings. The coordination of activities across programs and colleges ensures Doane reaches strategic objectives and enrollment goals. This included adding investment in marketing, enrollment, retention, student support, curriculum development and faculty. 


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Results of a national study on the research engagement and training of instructional designers in higher education
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Katie Linder (Oregon State University)
Strand: Research
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Recent literature has started to explore the importance of the role of instructional designers within higher education. However, one area that has received little attention is the role of instructional designers in teaching and learning research. Anecdotal evidence suggests that instructional designers may feel underprepared to collaborate with faculty on teaching and learning research. This presentation reports on a national survey study conducted by the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit that explores the research engagement and training of instructional designers in institutions of higher education. This study targets instructional designers with a range of experience levels and training backgrounds in order to better understand what previous training they have received in research methods and design; how they are using and engaging in research on teaching and learning in their current roles; and whether they feel prepared to conduct research on teaching and learning in their current roles.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Podcasts: Transforming Faculty Professional Development One Listener at a Time (During Their Commute)
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jinnette Senecal (Arizona State University)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What do you do when faculty are not available to participate in on-campus professional development? Podcasts are well-positioned as an accessible medium for disseminating information and anytime/anywhere learning. This presentation offers an innovative model for addressing some of the challenges of delivering professional development by creating a podcast series.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Zen and the Art of Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Gardner Campbell (Virginia Commonwealth University), Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida), Phil Long (University of Texas at Austin), George Otte (The City University of New York)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will commemorate the passing of Robert Pirsig, and the implications of his iconic “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” for online learning.  Specifically, the presenters will discuss online learning with respect to engagement, quality, change, shelf life of information and how Pirsig addresses each of these issues.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Concurrent Session 4
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Using Learning Analytics To Optimize Student Success And Institutional Effectiveness
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Christopher Sessums (D2L)
Strand: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session is an interactive case discussion involving learning analytics and how they can be used and acted upon. We will use Ekowo & Palmer’s (2017) guiding practices to help frame our thinking around how to build analytical models and interventions that also meet legal and ethical standards.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 4
  • Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Iron Chef Battle - Heat 2
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Strand: N/A
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 3 teams in Heat #2 as they battle for a spot in the Friday morning Iron Chef Battle final!

  • Tech Passion - Alicia Cundell (Concordia University), Jillian Wiseman (Examity)
  • Spartan's Will - Maddie Shellgren (Michigan State University), Ryan Yang (Michigan State University), Rasha Muhammad (Michigan State University), Deb Meester (Hoonuit)
  • Education Sensation! - Timothy Loatman (Collegis Education), Phillip Way (Northland Pioneer College), Rebecca Anderson (Collegis Education)

Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Remote-Learner Focus Group
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Geoff Horsfall (Remote-Learner) (Moderator)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Remote-Learner is looking for feedback from educators on an innovative new syllabus builder currently in development that streamlines the process of creating a syllabus by making it a living part of the course it represents.  Launched during an OLC Innovate focus group this past spring, we are excited to be able to bring wireframes and prototypes born from that session to a new group of educators for further refinement and improvement.

For your time and contribution, the first ten people to arrive will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card.  Additionally, there will be a drawing for one $100 Amazon gift card at the conclusion of the session.
 
***This focus group is invitation only***


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
An empirical review of the MOOC assessment design and development: are you confident that students earned certification?
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Fang Fang (University of Houston-System Administration)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Designing effective Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) assessments is a challenge due to class sizes, diverse learner needs, and platform constraints. We will discuss methods we adopted when designing three MOOC courses as well as strengths and weaknesses and suggestions for improvement based on research and empirical data.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Europe 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Blackboard OPEN Focus Group - What does it take to create a best-in-class experience for originality checking?
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Necco McKinley (Blackboard) (Moderator)
Strand: N/A
Location: Europe 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:
Please RSVP HERE to join this open focus group.  Everyone is invited but space is limited - RSVP today.
 

More and more higher education courses are requiring researched-based writing a required portion of the course. Writing papers and utilizing sources is no longer just the concern of the English department. Colleges and Universities are addressing writing issues institution-wide. Providing students and instructors with tools to address students’ writing continues to be a major challenge for campuses in the US and globally.

This focus group will discuss features in digital solutions that are used promote originality and to create opportunities to help students identify how to properly attribute sources.

Let’s explores topics such as:

  • What makes a tool effective as both a deterrent and an educational tool?
  • What is needed for a robust infrastructure that is forward thinking in the areas of security and data encryption?
  • The importance of academic integrity to an institution’s reputation
  • Accessibility when it comes to plagiarism checker tools
  • What messaging grasps higher education executives when considering these needs?
  • And much, much, more.

Join us as we welcome your feedback and suggestions on an exciting new project!


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Observations from (almost) 100 Online Student Self-Introductions & Advice for Better Results
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Bond (Central Michigan University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

“Introduce yourself on the discussion forum and reply to your classmates.”  Who has not seen this in an online class?  Educators hope the students will meet, establish community – instead another task is checked, with nothing gained. Discover strategies to combat this phenomenon and create value in the self-introduction exercise.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Curriculum Scaffolding: What Have We Learned?
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Molly Sheahan (American InterContinental University)
Co-presenter: Cynthia Solari (American Intercontinental University)
Strand: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using a multi-faceted approach to learning, AIU addressed the challenge of disengaged and underprepared students by building a scaffolded curriculum, incorporating peer to peer experiential learning, developing a faculty community that cultivates best practices, and elevating the student body to engage early and frequently to support effective learning.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
You Can’t Always Get What You Want (Or, Maybe You Can): Working with Vendors to Create a Custom Captioning Solution
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Jordan Cameron (Kennesaw State University Distance Learning Center)
Co-presenters: Jim Cope (Kennesaw State University), Veronica Trammell (Kennesaw State University)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Needing custom solutions to the challenges that arise in higher education is a universal experience for distance learning administrators. Kennesaw State University’s Distance Learning Center and University Information Technology Services worked with vendors to create custom captioning solutions, setting KSU on a path to become a truly inclusive academic community.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
FREE AND OPEN Workforce Development Curriculum Online: Leveraging OER for Cost-Effective Program Development
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore the US Department of Labor’s National Repository of open educational resources and save time and money by adopting and customizing quality online curriculum for workforce development


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Examination of An Online Nutrition Curriculum from An Instructional Design Perspective
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will share the results of examination of the instructional design properties used in 18 interactive nutrition modules. The levels of analysis included pedagogic strategies used in the interactive modules; level of cognition related to the module objectives; six domains of instructional design and interactivity level of the modules. 


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Repurposing Courses: How to create microlearning lessons from existing content
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Sharon Calvin (Dynamic Works Institute)
Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Can you apply microlearning to training content that, while still relevant, is outdated? This express workshop provides hands-on microlearning design by recycling an existing course. Participants, working in small groups, review content for relevance, make recommendations on repurposing material, and develop a process to apply to their own courses.


Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 4
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building Community: How Participation in Online Courses Impact Students' Sense of Belonging on a Residential Campus
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Cassandre Alvarado (University of Texas at Austin (The))
Strand: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How does “sense of belonging” differ between students who take online courses and those who do not at The University of Texas at Austin?  This session will combine literature on sense of belonging with an analysis of data from the most recent  Student Experience in the Research University [SERU] survey. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating a Workshop Catalog for Online Instructors
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Lindsey Mercer (University of South Florida)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

See how the University of South Florida created a series of workshops to cultivate the technical and teaching skills of its online instructors. In this session, we will review the workshop catalog in full, discuss delivery formats, and provide critical tips for creating your own workshop catalog.  

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating Comprehensive Professional Development for a Large Instructional Design Team
Date: Wednesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Gus Roque (FIU Online)
Co-presenter: Jessica Rodriguez (Florida International University - Miami)
Strand: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will cover FIU Online's efforts toward planning and implementing the Instructional Design Core Curriculum (IDCC), a comprehensive professional development initiative for its instructional design team. We will also present the results of a research study into the perceptions and effectiveness of the IDCC program.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Dude! Where Do I Start? - Creating a Starting Point Within Your LMS
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Alana Elkins (University of South Florida - Tampa)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    In this session we will go over 5 tips on incorporating a landing page as the central point to your online courses. Landing pages can not only be visually appealing, but useful in navigating the most important aspects of your course.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Enhancing Online Course Development through Google Docs
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Rae Mancilla (University of Pittsburgh)
    Co-presenter: John Shaw (University of Pittsburgh)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 5
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    The focus of this session is to present a cost-effective method for improving communication and project management of online course developments. Participants will learn about how Google docs was used to manage the workflow and asset development for an online course and discuss additional tools for accomplishing such purposes.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Enhancing the Student Online Experience
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Syleste Hoskins (University of South Florida)
    Co-presenter: Melissa Tipton (University of South Florida)
    Strand: Learner Services and Support
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 6
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    We've all been witnesses of inconsistent online courses so we've come up with a few strategies for enhancing the student online experience. In this discovery session, we'll provide what's worked well for us when it comes to using templates and style guides to create a more robust online experience.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Grow Your Own Instructional Designer
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Marisa Dye (Oklahoma State University - Main Campus)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 7
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Many universities utilize a centralized model of instructional design support; however, some universities use a decentralized model, providing instructional design support to the faculty in one college. This session will cover the creation of the position and the first two years for the OSU Spears School of Business instructional designer.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Highway to Hybridization
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Jessica Sanchez-Barrera (University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley)
    Co-presenter: Jessica Handley (University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 8
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Considering designing a workshop for your faculty members to address the needs and issues in blended learning? Join us as we share the development and implementation details of our first Hybrid Academy. You’ll gain insight into the process and product, as well as faculty feedback and lessons learned.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Making it Work: Creating Customized Online Learning Environments Through Unique Integrations
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Adam Hain (Western University of Health Sciences)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 9
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    The potential of online learning environments remains unrealized as the landscape of software and app integrations exists, a patchwork of proprietary and open-source platforms, unable to function holistically.  This discovery session will explore real-world integrations with the goal of leveraging collaboration as a means to customize learning environments.  


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Tech Tools Re-purposed for On-line Theology Classes
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Becky Parton (Baylor University)
    Co-presenter: J. David Tate (Truett Seminary Certificate Program)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 10
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Keeping learners engaged and connected to class materials and their peers can be a challenge especially in non-credit courses.  We adapted several free, easy to use technology tools to address this need for our theology classes. Gain hands-on experience during this interactive session covering maps, flash cards, and electronic walls.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    The Last Mile of Learning, Next Generation of Digital Learning
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Don Jones (exper!ience it inc.)
    Co-presenter: Natalia Preiss (General Elecrtic Company)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 11
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    This experience is for people interested in the results and lessons learned in creating the next generation of digital learning for leaders and managers. Prerequisites: Curiosity, Love of Learning.

    The experience is a documented, two year, design experiment inside GE’s Brilliant YOU. Co-presenters from GE and partner, exper!ence it, will reveal for the first-time publically the 3-Episode Series, The People Development Factory. This is a story and character driven, episodic series that immerses the participants inside an intellectually challenging and emotional engaging roller coaster ride of deep learning and engagement that has changed digital learning.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    The Value of Visuals in Online Education
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Ryan Eash (TechSmith Corporation)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 12
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Our brains are hardwired for visual communication. But how can you build quality visual content into your online learning? This session explores the benefits of using video and visuals into online courses, and how you can easily begin adding high-quality video and images to improve student engagement and success.  


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Transforming Online Course Quality Using a Streamlined Redesign Process
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Henrietta Siemens (Fresno Pacific University)
    Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 13
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Are you looking for a solution to streamline online course redesign? This presentation describes one university’s approach to online course redesign using a master course model. Redesign strategies focused on enhancing the quality of course content, learning activities, navigation, and consistency across courses to improve the student learning experience. 


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Oceanic 1
    Concurrent Session 4
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Pay It Forward: Taking What You Learn at OLC Back to Your Institution
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Stephanie Gillespie (Pellissippi State Community Colleg)
    Co-presenters: Kellie Toon (Pellissippi State Community College), Deanne Michaelson (Pellissippi State Community College)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Oceanic 1
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Be a resource for your institution! Want to share the knowledge gained from your OLC Online Learning Certification with your faculty? Pellissippi State Community College presents how we transformed knowledge gained from our OLC certification into scalable professional development opportunities to support the needs of our diverse online faculty groups.


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Oceanic 2
    Concurrent Session 4
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Building a Band with Badges: Online Teaching Rock Stars
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Erin Blauvelt (Clarkson University)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Oceanic 2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Looking for new ways to motivate faculty to stay involved in activities that help them keep pace with the rapid changes in online pedagogy and instructional technology? Join us to learn how to shake, rattle, and roll your through building online teaching rock stars with a faculty badging program.


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Oceanic 3
    Concurrent Session 4
    • Express Workshop
    Express Workshop
    Scoring Big With Your Online Quality Game: Collaborative Strategies for Institutional Improvement
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Wendi Dew (Valencia College)
    Co-presenter: Page Jerzak (Valencia College)
    Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
    Location: Oceanic 3
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Ready to increase your student success and the quality of your online courses and services? Valencia College will share its comprehensive plan to increase online quality across faculty, student, and administrative areas while also helping you formulate working strategies to tackle similar issues at your institution.


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Oceanic 4
    Concurrent Session 4
    • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
    • Streamed Session
    Industry Showcase - Demonstration
    How to Use Assessment Solutions to Assure Students are Skilled for Success
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Oceanic 4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    From Higher Education to Hired. Graduate to the next level of assessment performance. Join our session to learn about PSI’s full-service assessment technology solutions and services that allow your institution to better measure, assess and identify the skills, traits and abilities of learners seeking degrees, credentials and employment.

     


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Oceanic 5
    Concurrent Session 4
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    TAs in the Virtual World: A Win-Win-Win-Win
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Shelley Armstrong (Walden University)
    Co-presenters: Kim Kato (Walden University), Kirsten Lupinski (Walden University), Marsha Kaufman (Walden University ), Joshua Saunders (Walden University)
    Strand: Learner Services and Support
    Location: Oceanic 5
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Virtual Teaching Assistants are consistent with the OLC’s Five Pillars of Quality Education and have been found to be a success at one fully online university. Recruitment, onboarding, responsibilities, data and best practices of a one-year TA Project will be discussed from the students’, TAs’, faculty, and administrative perspectives.


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Oceanic 6
    Concurrent Session 4
    • Industry Showcase - Presentation
    Industry Showcase - Presentation
    It is time we get serious about greater collaboration, participation and engagement between Higher Ed and the Industry!
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Vik Aurora (Focus EduVation)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Oceanic 6
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    There are many reasons why students continue their education beyond high school. According to the Sodexo University survey, 73 percent of students state that they pursued a degree to improve their job opportunities.

    According to a study commissioned by Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU), the gap between skills employers seek, and the skills students have upon graduation are substantial. “When it comes to the types of skills and knowledge that employers feel are critical to workplace success, large majorities of employers do not feel that recent college graduates are well prepared.” (AACU).

    To help overcome these discrepancies, it’s time to force industry-specific partnerships that synergize with the curriculum and the content of the program. These relationships will result in graduates who have achieved the competencies, which employers are looking for and graduates who are workforce ready. Another benefit of these partnerships is they provide a ready pool of degree candidates. When programs align with employer needs, they become fertile ground for employees seeking career advancement.


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Oceanic 7
    Concurrent Session 4
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    How Game-Based Learning is Impacting the Educational Experience
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Ginny Smith (Florida State University)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Oceanic 7
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Game-based learning is an innovative form of instruction and creates an immersive learning experience, but is it all hype? We'll discuss the effects of game play in education, including where games work and don't work, the impact on curriculum and assessment, what the research says, and how faculty and students are embracing it.


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Oceanic 8
    Concurrent Session 4
    • Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
    Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
    Supporting the Lifecycle of Technology
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Lead Presenter: Dustin Young (Best Buy Education)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Oceanic 8
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Learn about how Best Buy Education and Geek Squad support Education Institutions around the country with their unique service capabilities onsite, in-store, and online. Geek Squad has approximately 20,000 agents throughout the US ready to help solve your technology through its life cycle. These services focus on repair, setup, and support.


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Southern Hemisphere 1
    Concurrent Session 4
    • Express Workshop
    • Streamed Session
    • Best in Strand
    Express Workshop
    Tips and Tools for Universal Design
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Yinning Zhang (USG eCampus)
    Co-presenters: Angela Brodsky (University of West Georgia), Christy Talley Smith (University of West Georgia)
    Strand: Learner Services and Support
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    This workshop will illustrate Section 508 requirements and present the audience with examples of accessible and inaccessible designs so as to illustrate the requirements detailedly. The workshop then will introduce useful tools for checking the accessibility of online materials and demonstrate how to use the tools


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Southern Hemisphere 2
    Concurrent Session 4
    • Education Session
    • Streamed Session
    Education Session
    Provosts, Pedagogy, and Digital Learning
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Kenneth Green (Campus Computing Project)
    Strand: Research
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    ACAO’s fall 2017 national survey of provosts and chief academic focuses on key institutional planning, policy, and performance issues related to the instructional integration of information technology and campus efforts to leverage digital learning resources to enhance student engagement and improve retention and degree completion.  The presentation will include the survey data on institutional policies to support digital learning, CAO assessments of the effectiveness campus investments in digital learning and IT resources intended to support the student completion efforts,  and support for faculty and academic programs engaged in digital learning initiatives.


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Southern Hemisphere 3
    Concurrent Session 4
    • Education Session
    • Streamed Session
    Education Session
    Developing Expectations for Participation in Discussion Through Active Learning Scenarios
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Caitlin Keller (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
    Co-presenter: Beth Wilson (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    In order to increase the quality of student participation and learning through discussion, an active learning scenario was designed and piloted.  This session will review the pilot, offer strategies for developing activities that establish learner expectations, and provide an opportunity to discuss tailoring scenarios for use in participants’ own courses.


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Southern Hemisphere 4
    Concurrent Session 4
    • Panel Discussion
    • Streamed Session
    Panel Discussion
    Graduate Teaching Assistant Online Course Design Boot Camp: Peer-to-Peer Onboarding and Training
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona)
    Co-presenters: Vincent Del Casino (University of Arizona), Kristen Chorba (University of Arizona), Nicole Schmidt (The University of Arizona), Janelle Moser (University of Arizona)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    As graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) are often responsible for online course design, there is a need for targeted training to ensure their success. This panel gathers GTAs, designers and administrators in a discussion around the creation of a boot camp on online course design, designed and facilitated by the GTAs.


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Southern Hemisphere 5
    Concurrent Session 4
    • Education Session
    • Streamed Session
    Education Session
    When AI Meets Education: Strategies for Realizing the Potential
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Lawrence Ragan (Penn State University)
    Co-presenter: Brad Zdenek (Penn State University - Nittany AI Alliance)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Artificial Intelligence and related technologies presents new and powerful tools with the potential to positively impact the student experience. Leaders from Penn State’s EdTech Network, a part of the Invent Penn State initiative, will highlight strategies to build community, stimulate research and development, and develop partnerships with leading AI providers.


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
    Pacific Hall
    • Keynote Address
    • Streamed Session
    Keynote Address
    The Power of Storytelling to Inspire and Engage
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Matthew Luhn (Pixar)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Pacific Hall
    Session Duration: 1hr 15min
    Brief Abstract:

    Storytelling is one of the oldest and most powerful ways to to connect, motivate, and lead people. Stories compel us to engage, define our values and ourselves, and learn.

    Matthew Luhn, a 20-year Pixar story veteran, brings his experience creating and developing 10 blockbuster films at Pixar, and provides practical strategies that teach and inspire people and teams to connect more effectively with audiences. Matthew uses the power of storytelling to bridge the gap between knowledge and heart, driving the story toward an unforgettable lesson.  


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM
    Pacific Hall
    • Other
    Other
    OLC Fellows Awards
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 6:00 PM to 6:15 PM
    Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Pacific Hall
    Session Duration: 15min
    Brief Abstract:

     The 2017 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 2017 OLC Fellows at the Welcome Reception immediately following the Fellows Awards Presentation.


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
    Atlantic Hall
    • Other
    Other
    OLC Welcome Reception
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
    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.  Don't forget to bring your exhibitor cards to get them stamped!


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
    Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
    • Technology Test Kitchen
    Technology Test Kitchen
    Get to Know the Technology Test Kitchen (TTK) - Tech & Design
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM
    Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A&M University - Kingsville)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
    Session Duration: 1hr 15min
    Brief Abstract:

    Visit the Technology Test Kitchen - the TTK - during the Welcome Reception and get to know how this hands-on, innovative, maker space can help with your tech and design needs. Conference participants are encouraged to ask questions, share challenges, collaborate on solutions, and be part of a fun, energetic environment. Learn about our events and activities throughout the conference and ask us "What's Cooking at the TTK?"


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Cabana Deck
    • Other
    Other
    ProctorU "Hot Night in Havana" Party
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Cabana Deck
    Session Duration: 2hr 30min
    Brief Abstract:

    Join OLC Conferences' 2017 National Titanium Sponsor ProctorU Wednesday evening on the Dolphin pool's Cabana Deck from 7:30pm-10:00pm (immediately following the Accelerate Welcome Reception in the exhibit hall) for a "Hot Night in Havana".  Live music and dancing under the stars will be accompanied by cuban sandwiches, snacks and mojitos. Cash bar will also be available (so be sure to bring cash!) As special entertainment, a cigar roller will be rolling fresh Cuban cigars. Procki the Owl and the staff of ProctorU will look forward to seeing you there!  The Cabana Deck is located next to the Dolphin hotel pool.  

    Stop by ProctorU's booth (#200) in the Exhibit Hall anytime Tuesday evening or Wednesday to pick-up your complimentary drink ticket and plan to join what is sure to be a fun night!  


    Wednesday November 15, 2017 - 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
    Pacific Hall
    • Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
    Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
    Proctorio “School of Rock” Karaoke Party
    Date: Wednesday, November 15th
    Time: 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
    Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Pacific Hall
    Session Duration: 3hr
    Brief Abstract:

    Are you ready to rock? Everyone’s invited to a Karaoke Party! Proctorio presents Metropolis Karaoke Band for live karaoke and drinks at OLC Accelerate. Join us and party like a rock star from 7:30pm-10:30pm on Wednesday, November 15 - immediately following the OLC Welcome Reception - in the general session ballroom (Pacific B/C).

    Wow the audience and win a free Chromebook--or just be a lucky audience member! (Must be present to win.)

    Come see our team at the Proctorio booth during the conference for your ticket. Channel your inner rock star and get ready to sing your heart out as we dance the night away with a live karaoke band, free drink tickets, and a cash bar! Rock on!

    Channel your inner rock star and get ready to sing your heart out as we dance the night away with a live karaoke band! Select your song beforehand to lock in your spot on the stage. Pick up your "I'm singing" sticker at the Proctorio Booth #233. Sign up to Sing!

    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
    Asia 2
    • Other
    Other
    Slow Flow Yoga with Leah (Thursday AM)
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
    Lead Presenter: Leah Chuchran-Davis
    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/towels available for the class.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 7:45 AM to 8:45 AM
    Pacific Hall
    • Other
    • OLC Session
    Other
    OLC Community Breakfast
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 7:45 AM to 8:45 AM
    Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Pacific Hall
    Session Duration: 60min
    Brief Abstract:

    Fun, Fun, Fun…You’re invited! While munching on your favorite breakfast foods, get to know your colleagues, learn more about the IELOL leadership program, and hear about ways to get more deeply engaged with the OLC community.  Don't forget to participate in our annual OLC trivia contest - answer questions and win some fun prizes!   

     

     


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Americas Seminar
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Digital Learning Works, Plan Accordingly
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Gates Bryant (Tyton Partners)
    Strand: Research
    Location: Americas Seminar
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    The evidence of the positive impacts of digital learning on institutional and student goals is growing, but strategic planning, or rather the lack of a plan, can be a significant hindrance to success.  Data from Tyton Partners' 2016 survey of 3,500 faculty and administrators points to gaps in strategic planning and execution among institutions implementing digital learning. This session will feature highlights from that survey, including important considerations for digital learning success at your institution.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Asia 1
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    GPS Roadmap to Continuous Improvement and Stakeholder Engagement in an Online Graduate Computer Science Program
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Adel Abunawass (University of West Georgia)
    Co-presenters: Edwin Rudolph (University of West Georgia), Alexandra Young (University of West Georgia)
    Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
    Location: Asia 1
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Does your program assessment feel like a post-mortem autopsy? Come learn how our cohort-based online program uses various tools, practices, and both informal and formal assessment as our “GPS guide” toward continuous improvement and better engagement with all program stakeholders.  Participants will leave with ideas to apply to their own programs.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Asia 2
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Reimagining Institutional Models for Online Program Development and Support
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Jason Rhode (Northern Illinois University)
    Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
    Location: Asia 2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    When is it time to reevaluate the models for distance learning administration and support at your institution and how do you successfully implement recommendations for change? Learn from the experience of Northern Illinois University reimagining its distance learning support model as a result of a recent institution-wide program prioritization process.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Asia 3
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Express Workshop
    • Streamed Session
    Express Workshop
    Boost Course Accessibility with Free, Web-Based Transcription Tools
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Adrienne Wooten (Arizona State University)
    Co-presenter: Babette Kraft (Arizona State University )
    Strand: Learner Services and Support
    Location: Asia 3
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Would you like to improve the accessibility of your videos and increase viewer retention? Closed captions and transcription are a good place to start! However, these services can be time-consuming and costly. Come experience an efficient production process using a combination of free web-based tools and software.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Asia 4
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    • Streamed Session
    Education Session
    Motivate and Reward: A Tale of Two Institutions Implementing Badging for Professional Development
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
    Co-presenter: Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Asia 4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Two University of Wisconsin System institutions will share their processes for implementing badging programs to motivate and reward faculty and staff for attending professional development sessions, showing mastery of session topics, and sharing what they learned to the campus communities to enhance teaching, communication, and collaboration.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Asia 5
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    • Streamed Session
    Education Session
    Just Do It! Develop the Confidence to Start a CBE Program
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Jessica Hodell (Sinclair College)
    Co-presenter: Christina Amato (Sinclair Community College)
    Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
    Location: Asia 5
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    If a lack of solutions to tough questions is preventing you from starting or expanding your competency-based education program, come learn from Sinclair Community College how to retrofit systems, change institutional culture, and tackle accreditation and other policy issues, so that you too, can offer flex-paced online or hybrid CBE courses across multiple disciplines.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Technology Test Kitchen
    Technology Test Kitchen
    Technology Test Kitchen Chef's Table Demo: Creating and Exploring a Simple Virtual Reality Experience
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Shereene Harford Twum-Barimah (St Georges University School of Medicine)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Come and experience the tools of the technology kitchen! We will be demonstrating Google Cardboard and how to utilize the Google Cardboard Camera to take incredible virtual reality pictures for your elearning classroom.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Europe 1
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Focus Group
    Focus Group
    Soomo Learning Focus Group
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Europe 1
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    We, at Soomo Learning, love attending OLC conferences because they provide an unmatched opportunity to speak with partners who are eager to undertake the changes required to see significant gains in outcomes.  At this year's meeting in Orlando, we are inviting you, along with a select group of your peers, to a dialog-based focus group to give feedback on a new analytics dashboard.

    Interactive courseware enables students to actively engage with digital instruction in ways that create detailed activity analytics.  One use of these analytics is to provide faculty with clear, time-saving guidance on which students most need to hear from their instructor or advisor.  However, little research has been done to date on how to represent activity data in ways that instructors find easy to understand and compelling to act upon.  We are seeking your opinion on tools to reach out to students to nudge them back on track and intervene with at-risk students.

    ***This focus group is invitation only***

     


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Europe 2
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Using Digital Courseware to Address Affordability, Access, and Effectiveness
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Thomas Ayers (Broward College)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Europe 2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    This session shares insights and learning data analysis from a multi-year implementation of digital courseware designed using open educational resources (OER). It explores how courseware can impact student success by strengthening essential factors in learning such as metacognition, learner feedback, and faculty-student connections, in addition to affordability and access.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Europe 6
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    • OLC Session
    Education Session
    IELOL Information Session (Invitation Only)
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Karen Pedersen (Kansas State)
    Co-presenter: Dave Cillay (Washington State University)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Europe 6
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    This special invitation session is intended for individuals to learn more about the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL).  This leadership development experience is a unique six-month blended learning program sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium.  Now in its 10th year, IELOL serves the development needs of emerging leaders responsible for a variety of online and digital learning initiatives at higher education institutions.  Program graduates join a growing network of over 325 leaders better positioned to drive institutional goals, navigate change and innovation, as well as advance their organization’s online learning strategy.  OLC is excited to be partnering this year with Washington State University.

    ***This session is invitation only***

     


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    From Advising to Increasing Engagement in Courses: Enhancing Your Online Programs with Web Conferencing
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Tommi Barrett-Greenly (Wyndham Vacation Ownership & Palm Beach Atlantic University)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    In an effort to increase learning, community, and retention in distance learning programs, a growing number of advisors and online faculty are enhancing their online programs via purposeful integration of web conferencing. This session will present several current web conferencing tools and suggested best practices for effective web conferencing in online programs.  


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Recommendations from International Students for Culturally Responsive Design and Teaching in Online Courses
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Julia Parra (New Mexico State University-Main Campus-Las Cruses)
    Co-presenters: Suparna Chatterjee (New Mexico State University), Nouf Alsuwaida (New Mexico State University)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    We are two international graduate students and an online instructor. In this session we will share research about the online experiences of international adult students and the need for culturally responsive teaching in online courses. Further, we will share our initial recommendations for culturally responsive design and teaching in online courses.

     
    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Northern Hemisphere C
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Express Workshop
    Express Workshop
    More Interaction to More Satisfaction: Enhancing Online Learning Experiences with Blackboard Collaborate
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Diana Willeman-Buckelew
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere C
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Using Blackboard Collaborate can increase student interactions and enhance the online learning experience.   Ideas for assignments, tips for creating effective online activities, overcoming obstacles, and time management of synchronous activities will be discussed.  Attendees will participate in a synchronous activity using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Computer and headset with microphone recommended.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Northern Hemisphere D
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Express Workshop
    Express Workshop
    EAT: Easy Animation Tools
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Peggy Moore (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere D
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    EAT: Easy Animation Tools will help you cook up digital animation as an effective tool in your teaching menu.  In this session you’ll taste three cloud based software tools to create animations for use in teaching courses or use as a student assignment. We will review the recipe for successful animation which incorporates the key ingredients of cognitive load theory, learner engagement strategies, and multimedia principles.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Implementation of Smart Sparrow Adaptive Learning Technology in an Online B.A. Psychology Program
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Lena Phelps (Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
    Co-presenter: Nicole Xiques (TCS Education System)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

     The Chicago School of Professional Psychology recently launched an online B.A. Psychology program.  With a focus on pedagogical innovation, Smart Sparrow adaptive learning technology was introduced into the program. This session will discuss the implementation of Smart Sparrow technology in two general education courses.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Making Course Content Glamorous: An Ed Tech Showcase
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (TCS Education System)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Looking for tips and tricks to make your course design more engaging? Come learn about various ed tech resources that are available to take your course content to the next level. 
     


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    A Blank Canvas: Library and Distance Learning Collaborations in a New LMS
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Lindsey Wharton (Florida State University)
    Co-presenters: Kerry Burner (Florida State University), Scott Bickley (Office of Distance Learning)
    Strand: Learner Services and Support
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 1
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    While most library and LMS integrations happen after the system is in place, adopting a new client provides librarians and distance learning faculty a chance to collaborate on resources and services from the ground up. This session will detail our joint initiatives as we prepared for the adoption of Canvas.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    “I’m Just Not Good at Science": Using Technology to Overcome Common Barriers for Students
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Alfredo Leon (Miami Dade College)
    Co-presenter: Jon Monahan (Smart Sparrow)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    General science courses often present a barrier to college completion for non-science majors. But a cadre of institutions are tapping technology to pioneer a new approach to teaching science. Learn from the professors, designers, and technologists behind this innovative model—and the role of learning design technology in the future of online courses.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    An Interactive Workshop: Using Data-Driven Indicators to Guide Online Undergraduate Faculty Outreach to Encourage the Success of Nontraditional Students
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Rebecca Stout (Colorado Technical University)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 3
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    While studies show that faculty outreach is essential to student success (Cannady, King, & Blendinger, 2012), online faculty may be unsure of which strategies to employ to best engage their students. Using data mined from the online courses, including last date of attendance, retaker rates, assignment completion rates, and success on adaptive learning modules, faculty can selectively choose effective outreach. At Colorado Technical University, undergraduate psychology instructors have experienced success with tools such as group texting, email templates, phone calls, and Google Hangout.

    Canady, R., King, S., & Blendinger, J. (2012). Proactive approach to adult students: A department and library collaborative effort. The Reference Librarian, 53: 156-169.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Becoming the First Creative Campus of the West
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Melody Buckner (University of Arizona)
    Co-presenters: Vincent Del Casino (University of Arizona), Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    The University of Arizona in partnership with Adobe has become the first Creative Campus of the West Coast (https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/ua-becomes-wests-1st-adobe-creative-campus).  This initiative has been in the works for over two years with many moving part.  This panel will discuss the various pieces and processes that were put into place to make Adobe an integral part of the UA campus life including Creative Cloud for faculty, students and staff, Experience Manager for data management and Site for digital marketing.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Beyond the Residential Experience: Connecting Young Leaders in Africa and Latin America to Online Training
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Kristin Palmer (University of Virginia)
    Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 5
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    This session will review a pilot project where 118 emerging leaders from Latin America and Africa were provided a project management MOOC through the Presidential Precinct at the University of Virginia.  This session will include details of the pilot project and lessons learned.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Creating Meaningful Group Work Online
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Bethany Smith (NC State University)
    Co-presenters: Kerri BrownParker (NC State University), Peter Hessling (North Carolina State University)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 6
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Group work and student discussion are key components of active learning. Translating successful in-person group work to online courses can be a challenge. In this session we will explore group work challenges and strategies for achieving success in online environments through various methods and technology tools.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Effective Hybrid Teaching Practices and Impact of Faculty Learning Communities
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Cub Kahn (Oregon State University)
    Co-presenter: Lynne L. Hindman (Oregon State University)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 7
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    This session will share findings of research conducted 1) to identify effective hybrid (blended) teaching practices from the perspective of faculty who teach hybrid courses, and 2) to gauge impact of participation in hybrid faculty learning communities offered for professional development of instructors designing hybrid courses for the first time. 


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Gauging Online Course Quality in Large Institutions: Preparing for Scale
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Aimee deNoyelles (University of Central Florida)
    Co-presenter: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida)
    Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 8
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Presenters will describe their experiences of implementing an online course review process at a large university in the United States. Institutional scale, infrastructure, university culture, communication, and technological resources emerged as critical factors. Open resources, as well as lessons learned, will be shared.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Get Connected: Aligning Learner to Content, Learner to Learner, and Learner to Instructor Activities
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Syleste Hoskins (University of South Florida)
    Co-presenter: Brittany Anthony (University of South Florida)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 9
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Assessment selection and content alignment ensures you are effectively measuring learner success. Whether you’re an instructional designer or instructor, this session will teach you how to align objectives with course content, select varied and appropriate activities, and incorporate alignment to keep learners focused and on the path to success.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Implementing Articulate Storyline 2 as a Supplemental Teaching Tool to Expand Learning in an Undergraduate Leadership Course
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Summer Odom (Texas A&M University)
    Co-presenter: Robert Strong Jr (Texas A & M University)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 10
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Interactive, online modules incorporating leadership concepts and biomimicry principles were created by three undergraduate students using the Articulate software program.  Come learn about biomimicry, the process involved in creating the online modules to integrate biomimicry and leadership concepts, and see examples of the modules used in a leadership course.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Leading in a Time of Change and Transformation: Enhancing Your Leadership Capabilities
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Elisabeth Stucklen (Online Learning Consortium)
    Co-presenters: Laurie Hillstock (Consultant), Lora Pilgrim (The University of the West Indies
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 11
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    The Leadership in Online Learning Mastery Series provides current and growing leaders in the field with hands-on experience defining objectives, strategies, organizational structure, policy and finances surrounding the creation and upkeep of an online learning program. Come and talk directly to the current facilitator and an alumni of the program to learn how to take your leadership skills to the next level!


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    The Design and Formative Evaluation of Experiential Learning Activities in an Online Masters Course
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Marti Snyder (Nova Southeastern University)
    Co-presenter: Steven Terrell (Nova Southeastern University)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 12
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Experiential learning (EL) opportunities such as internships, co-ops, and project-based courses help students gain real-world experiences in their profession. However, most of the research has focused on how to design and deliver EL for undergraduates in a face-to-face environment. We will share our approach to the design of EL activities in an online masters project management course. We hope to engage conference participants in an interactive discussion about the merits and applications of EL. 


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Oceanic 1
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Differenciated Online Faculty Assessment: A multi-step process
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Carmen King de Ramirez (University of Arizona)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Oceanic 1
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Given the deep dissatisfaction that many faculty associate with assessment and standardization practices, incorporating a transparent evaluation processes is imperative.  This presentation will provide an overview of a multi-step faculty evaluation process that encourages specific and varied assessment of online performance.  An assessment rubric will be provided to session attendees as well as examples of how the rubric was applied to measure the quality and content of online foreign language courses.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Oceanic 2
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    A Low-Tech Approach to High Tech Teaching: An Innovative Faculty Development Program for Online Teachers
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Meret Burke (Wilkes Community College)
    Co-presenters: Natasha Harris (Wilkes Community College), MaryBeth Knight (Wilkes Community College)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Oceanic 2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    This session outlines a low-cost professional development program for online teaching that is adaptable by institution. This semester long, cross-discipline learning community increases online teaching skills and targets student success and retention in online courses. Participants will leave with a detailed guide for implementing a similar program at their institutions. 


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Oceanic 3
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Built to Suit: Partnering centralized resources with academic college support to create a custom faculty development approach
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Gary Chinn (The Pennsylvania State University)
    Co-presenters: Laurence Boggess (Penn State World Campus), Andrew Tatusko (Penn State University)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Oceanic 3
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    How you combine substantive online professional development for pedagogy with specialized, technical, and domain-specific skills to support teaching in one college’s online degree programs? See how one partnership at a large research 1 institution brought an arts and architecture college’s e-learning institute together with the with the university’s online faculty development unit to combine resources. 


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Oceanic 4
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
    Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
    The New & Improved SmarterProctoring Proctoring Management System
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Jason Fill (SmarterServices)
    Co-presenter: Alan Manley (SmarterServices)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Oceanic 4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    If you are researching the latest and greatest proctoring software, this session is for you! Join us to see the newly released SmarterProctoring - the only complete proctoring solution that organizes and manages all proctoring tasks and accommodates all modalities of proctoring including virtual, attended, unattended, and access to our database of proctors and testing centers.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Oceanic 5
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    The “Successful You” Communication Model: 2 Years of Data on Project Success
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida)
    Strand: Learner Services and Support
    Location: Oceanic 5
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    An evidence-based, replicable model for “translating” institutional student success messages into “student-to-student voice” via student-friendly media in a high traffic venue (LMS) with an overt emphasis on clear action steps.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Oceanic 6
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
    Industry Showcase - Demonstration
    How Can We Offer Science Courses Online?
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Julie Stubbs (Carolina Biological Supply Company)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Oceanic 6
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Solutions for teaching lab science courses online will be explored. By attending this presentation, through active learning, participants will obtain an understanding of the many options available to include the hands-on component of lab sciences taught online.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Oceanic 7
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Scope and Scale at the Library: Effective Innovations that Learners Choose (We are not your traditional librarians.)
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Mindy Sloan (Bridgepoint Education & Ashford University)
    Strand: Learner Services and Support
    Location: Oceanic 7
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    From websites to webinars to 24/7 Reference Services, this presentation showcases usage and outcomes of a comprehensive model of innovative information literacy services at two online universities.  These quantitative and qualitative data describe which services are most and least used, as well as impacts on learning.   


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Oceanic 8
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Authenticity and Relevancy in General Education: Building a Program for the Online Adult Learner
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Lead Presenter: Priscilla Hobbs (Southern New Hampshire University)
    Co-presenter: Anthony Siciliano (Southern New Hampshire University College of Online and Continuining Education)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Oceanic 8
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    This presentation will introduce SNHU/COCE’s new General Education program, which provides a consolidated, prescribed academic path for students. We will discuss the reasoning behind the new framework, the characteristics and implication of its structure, and share our successes in building a relevant and authentic experience for online learners.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Southern Hemisphere 1
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    • Streamed Session
    Education Session
    Some Recent Developments in Adaptive Learning Research
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida)
    Co-presenters: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Colm Howlin (Realizeit)
    Strand: Research
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    As adaptive learning begins to mature in American higher education, the need for evolved research methods becomes increasingly evident. In this session the panelists present some new findings based on cooperative work between the University of Central Florida and Realizeit--specifically examining adaptive analytics and cognitive structures.     


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Southern Hemisphere 2
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Town Hall
    • Streamed Session
    Town Hall
    Town Hall: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Ryan Yang (Michigan State University)
    Co-presenters: Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida), Jessica Tojo (University of Central Florida), Baiyun Chen (University of Central Florida), Adel Lelo (Western Governors University ), Sharon Kay (New York University)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 2
    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 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Southern Hemisphere 3
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Express Workshop
    • Streamed Session
    Express Workshop
    Should You Use Interactive Content? – A Research Story
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Tom Pantazes (West Chester University of Pennsylvania)
    Co-presenter: Shannon Mrkich (West Chester University of PA)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Does the addition of interaction and choice into static documents and video lead to better student learning outcomes?   Come experience the research design intended to answer that question and join us in a discussion about the role of student - content interaction in online and blended learning.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Southern Hemisphere 4
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Education Session
    • Streamed Session
    Education Session
    Virtual Teams and Virtual Learning Services: Thriving in a Digital Landscape
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Jon Mladic (Rasmussen College)
    Co-presenter: BethMarie Gooding (Rasmussen College)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    As institutions increase the variety of modalities in which courses and resources are offered and the viability of satellite locations, the importance of effectively-led semi-virtual and completely virtual teams becomes correspondingly critical. This session focuses on best practices gained from three years successfully functioning as a fully virtual team.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Southern Hemisphere 5
    Concurrent Session 5
    • Express Workshop
    • Streamed Session
    Express Workshop
    Flips and "Backflips": Using EdTech for Online Scientific Teaching and Active Learning
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: John Redden (University of Connecticut)
    Co-presenter: Kristen Kimball (University of Connecticut)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Does losing instructional time prevent you from using active learning? Is online scientific teaching possible? This hands-on session presents a variation of the flipped model where active learning is done online; participants will explore educational technologies that promote scientific teaching outside the classroom. Have your lecture, and flip it too! 


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Americas Seminar
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    A Systemic Approach to Quality Assurance for Online Courses
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Veena Radhakrishnan (Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business)
    Co-presenters: Peter Ariev (Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business), Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
    Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
    Location: Americas Seminar
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    The presentation will focus on describing two quality assurance initiatives that the Teaching & Learning unit within the business school at a large private research university developed to ensure a systemic and integrative approach to quality assurance for continuous online course improvement.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Asia 1
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Strategies to Scale Adaptive Course Design
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Jeremy Anderson (Bay Path University)
    Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
    Location: Asia 1
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Creating adaptive learning courses requires disruption of traditional learning and teaching models as well securing a variety of resources - tools, staff, content, etc.  Attendees will learn strategies employed by The American Women's College at Bay Path University to address these challenges while rapidly scaling implementation.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Asia 2
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Taking Care of Nurses – so they can take care of us!
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Eric Fredericksen (University of Rochester)
    Co-presenters: Andrew Wolf (University of Rochester), Melisa Tanger-Brown (University of Rochester)
    Strand: Research
    Location: Asia 2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Providing flexible, high-quality online education to nurses is critical to their development and necessary given the multiple shifts covered by these working professionals. This multi-dimensional study of learning at the University of Rochester School of Nursing utilizes three lenses – COI for online courses, CTML for multimedia development, and program evaluation. 


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Asia 3
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    • Streamed Session
    Education Session
    Tools to Structure, Nurture, and Retain Students in Rolling Registration Courses
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: J. David Tate (Truett Seminary Certificate Program)
    Co-presenter: Becky Parton (Baylor University)
    Strand: Learner Services and Support
    Location: Asia 3
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Rolling registration courses with adult learners present unique challenges for the online experience.  Come find out how Baylor University is using creative marketing, management, and orientation techniques to engage students and increase our retention rate in our Certificate of Christian Foundation program.  Demonstrations, examples, and audience discussion will be included. 


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Asia 4
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    • Streamed Session
    Education Session
    Proving Value: Tools and Strategies for Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Faculty Community of Practice
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: M Aaron Bond (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Asia 4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Online communities of practice are an effective way to support faculty engaged in distance learning.  Evaluating the effectiveness of a community of practice for faculty cannot be overlooked. Participants in this interactive session will explore research-based strategies and instruments for evaluation and engage with examples of real world implementation.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Asia 5
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    • Streamed Session
    Education Session
    Launching a new virtual campus when one already exists: strategy, marketing, and scale
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Thomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida)
    Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
    Location: Asia 5
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    UCF recently re-branded its suite of online programs under the new banner UCF Online. This required a comprehensive internal initiative involving senior administration, distributed learning staff, student support, and marketing/recruitment. This case study will share how one university eschewed a partner and built their own brand new virtual campus.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
    Concurrent Session 6
    • National Sponsor Presentation
    National Sponsor Presentation
    Canvas: An LMS that Powers Teaching and Learning
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Nick Ferrari (Canvas by Instructure)
    Co-presenter: Edwin Morales (Canvas)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Canvas is adopted faster and deeper than any other LMS. HOW CAN CANVAS MAKE TEACHING & LEARNING EASIER FOR YOU?


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Technology Test Kitchen
    Technology Test Kitchen
    Technology Test Kitchen Iron Chef Battle - Heat 3
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
    Strand: N/A
    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 3 teams in Heat #3 as they battle for a spot in the Friday morning Iron Chef Battle final!

    • Wild-Hounds - Susan Germer (Playposit), Angela Gunder (University of Arizona), Melody Buckner (University of Arizona)
    • From Traditional to Digital - Mark Christensen (EdMap), Yuna Buhrman (Arizona State University), George Haines (VoiceThread)
    • Red Hot Techie Peppers- Tamara Powell (Kennesaw State University), Justin Cochran (Kennesaw State University), Lalitha Agnihotri (McGraw-Hill Education)

    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Europe 1
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
    Digital Courseware Snap-Demo
    Online Proctoring Focus Group
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Europe 1
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Many institutions have encouraged and/or supported the use of online proctoring within courses for various reasons.  This sponsored OLC-Led focus group is intended to gleam insights from participants as related to general perceptions and experiences with online proctoring (including live and automated), fee and payment structures, and data storage processes.

    ***This focus group is invitation only***

     

     


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Europe 2
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    A Commitment to Faculty: Professional Development to Support Growth in Large Scale Online Programs
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Dawn Archibold (Arkansas State University - Jonesboro)
    Co-presenter: Matthew Postins (Academic Partnerships)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Europe 2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Your online programs are growing. Do your faculty have the tools they need to design and deliver quality learning experiences? Come reflect and learn as we outline our professional development plan dedicated to online faculty at Arkansas State University. Get tips to accelerate professional development at your institution.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Express Workshop
    Express Workshop
    ePortfolios – Build it, Use it, Assess it
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Michele Kegley (University of Cincinnati)
    Co-presenter: Pam Rankey (University of Cincinnati - Blue Ash College)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    ePortfolios provide a method for showcasing and allowing robust and paperless review of learning at both the course and program level. This session will discuss the evolution of eportfolios in our program including construction, the addition of artifacts, and use of the eportfolio in assessment.  Participants will be introduced to several freely available tools. 


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Does Practice Make Perfect? Multiple Homework Attempts and Student Learning: A Quantitative Study
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Kathy Archer (Grand Canyon University)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Does practice make perfect? Or lead to grade inflation? The debate over multiple homework attempts continues even as the increased use of homework management systems intensifies the need for data-based answers. This quantitative study of 2000 online learners found learning does increase with multiple homework attempts. Practice does make perfect. 


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Northern Hemisphere C
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Panel Discussion
    Panel Discussion
    Lessons-Learned from a System-Wide Digital Badging Pilot to Validate Students’ “Career-Ready Skills”
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Sherri Braxton (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
    Co-presenters: Cristi Ford (UMUC), MJ Bishop (University System of Maryland)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere C
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Institutional representatives from the University System of Maryland will discuss lessons learned from a 2-year, system-wide project that is collaboratively exploring the feasibility of digital badges, both for students and for prospective employers and strategies for implementing a similar project. Future plans will also be discussed.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Northern Hemisphere D
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Group work in online courses? Yes!
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Laurie Bobley (Touro College)
    Co-presenter: Alan Sebel (Touro College)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere D
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    This session outlines the challenges for faculty in designing and facilitating collaborative activities in asynchronous online courses. The experiences of students participating in those activities will also be described. 


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Rethinking the way we use video in online learning
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Sarah Crago (Arizona State University)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Using video to engage today’s online student requires planning and resources. Current research and recently developed online courses exemplify how moving away from lecture capture and lengthy, slide-supported video to a more engaging strategy that combines short informational video with virtual tours and animation has the potential to improve engagement and learning outcomes.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Using the power and familiarity of YouTube to build student success
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Jennifer Varney (Southern New Hampshire University)
    Strand: Learner Services and Support
    Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Are students taking advantage of the video resources you create for them? How do you know? If they are not, what can be done to make those resources more accessible and user friendly? In this interactive session, the presenters will share the challenges they faced in trying to increase student views of video support resources, the solution they implemented that increased views significantly, and the unintended consequence of additional learner analytics. 

     


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    A Course Quality Rubric for China: The QM-Fudan Standards
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Ron Legon (Quality Matters)
    Co-presenter: Yaping Gao (Quality Matters)
    Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 1
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Can a US-based, research-supported approach to quality assurance be adapted to education systems outside of USA? The presenters will share their experience working through the first two years of a five-year collaboration agreement between a leading US-based quality assurance organization and a major research university in China.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    A Strategic Delivery of Instructional Technology in a Distance Education System
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Brian Burson (Northland Pioneer College)
    Co-presenter: Phillip Way (Northland Pioneer College)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    This presentation highlights a community college’s efforts to enable and expand enrollment for diverse student populations via distance learning technology.  Expanding the network into dual-enrollment high school programs involved challenges that addressed the following:  Infrastructure, scheduling, politics, and extended instructions technology support. 


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    A Two-Phased Approach to Online Faculty Development
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Heidi Schroeder (University of South Florida - Sarasota-Manatee)
    Co-presenter: Timi Hager (University of South Florida - Sarasota-Manatee)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 3
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Faced with a need to ensure faculty are prepared both technologically and pedagogically to teach online, USFSM E-Learning Services developed a two-phased faculty training program.  Learn how our two-week Canvas Course and semester-long Pedagogy Course ensure that faculty find success as they design and deliver high-quality online courses.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Academic Misconduct in a High Tech World: Applying Old Law to New Tricks
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Linda Enghagen (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
    Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Online classes are not the only educational innovation spawned by the advent of the Internet.  It also facilitates academic misconduct through student use of online paper mills, test-taking services, whole-class taking services, and course specific crowd-sourced study resources.  This presentation examines the current legal environment of such high tech improprieties.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Bringing Cognitive Research Suggestions into Course Design to Motivate Students and Support Optimal Learning
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Ye Liu (Boston University Office of Distance Education)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 5
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    The presentation will demonstrate how we implemented some cognitive research suggestions when redesigning an online course: motivate students to actively participate in coursework, gear student attention to concentrate on learning, and help students develop long-term memory for content mastery. The demonstrated practice/instruments are applicable to any online and web-enhanced courses.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Creating Respectful Spaces to Debate Uncomfortable Topics: Allowing all Voices to be Heard in a Curriculum that Requires Socio-Political Exchange in an Era of Contentiousness
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Emeric Csaszar (Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge)
    Co-presenter: Jennifer Curry (Louisiana State University)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 6
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    In many of the social sciences, dialectical debate and exchange of philosophical ideas is part of the curriculum. In the current context, ideals have become polarized and debate in public forum is often personal and attacking. In this session we will explore how to create safe online debate forums.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Earn an A+ in Active Learning
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Jennifer Redd (San Jose State University)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 7
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    This session will discuss the essential components of a successful active learning certificate program that resulted in redesigned courses with increased student engagement.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Faculty Learning Communities: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Improve Online Teaching
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Kimberly Kenward (Grand Valley State University)
    Co-presenter: Eric Kunnen (Grand Valley State University)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 8
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    As more faculty are being asked to teach online, building capacity to support an ever increasing number of faculty is a significant challenge.  Faculty require opportunities to dialogue, support, and time to reflect on teaching. Faculty learning communities have transformed how Grand Valley State University is providing timely, and high quality professional development. This presentation describes how interdisciplinary faculty learning communities have been successfully implemented to build collegiality across the institutional while supporting online/hybrid instructors.

    After attending this session, participants will be able to:  

    • Analyze how FLCs can encourage interdisciplinary partnerships with faculty and other campus units (i.e. Instructional Designers, eLearning Instructional Technologists, Digital Media Developers,  University Libraries and Faculty Teaching & Learning Center)
    • Describe how using FLCs can strengthen and enhance the quality of online teaching and learning
    • Discover the benefits of building capacity through collegiality among faculty
    • Identify principles, methods, and takeaways that can be implemented at participant institutions

    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    The Integration of Career Coaching in a Senior Seminar Capstone Course to Foster Successful Student Transitions
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A&M University - Kingsville)
    Co-presenters: Jaymie Pompeo (APUS), Christine Muncy (APUS), Kristen Pearson (APUS)
    Strand: Learner Services and Support
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 9
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Senior seminar courses provide a showcase for intellectual and competency based accomplishments.  Integration of career coaching into the curriculum fosters student success and aids students in transition to graduate. Presenters will describe the design process for collaborating with Career Services in a senior seminar course at a fully online institution.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Using Data to Write Better Questions
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Chris Lele (Magoosh Online Test Prep)
    Co-presenter: Mike McGarry (Magoosh)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 10
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    This presentation will show how to use data, in the form of Item Discrimination (ID), to create fairer—and ultimately better—multiple-choice questions. The audience will come away not only knowing the importance of ID but also having a specific tool they can use when creating their own multiple-choice questions.

     
    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    Using Innovative Technology to Improve Online Learning Experience
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Fen Wang (CWU)
    Co-presenter: Robert Lupton (Central Washington University)
    Strand: Research
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 11
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Innovative technologies offer various ways to improve online learning engagement of students. However, how to accurately evaluate the technology effectiveness in the online learning environment remains a significant question online instructors face and deal with nowadays. This study reports a comprehensive evaluation framework to assess the perceived benefits of using innovative technology to improve online learning experience. The findings also exposed several practical difficulties and challenges in using the innovative technology to enhance the consistency, availability, and quality of online instructor support. Methods, insights, and empirical evidence including best practices and lessons learned are also explored and discussed to help online instructors incorporate innovative learning tools efficiently and effectively into their teaching toolkit.


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    We Planned an Orientation but Built a Shopping Cart: Transforming Orientation into a Customizable Student Resource
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Mitchell Farmer (Indiana University - Bloomington)
    Co-presenter: Julia Sanders (Indiana University)
    Strand: Learner Services and Support
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 12
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Although IU Online developed a  comprehensive orientation program for fully online undergraduate students enrolled at one of the university’s six campuses, utilization patterns quickly refocused development to reinvent the orientation as an onboarding portal. IU Online will share onboarding resources university-wide with academic programs and faculty by leveraging Canvas LMS.  


    • Discovery Session
    Discovery Session
    What do course analytics really indicate? Examining the relationship among course activity measurements, GRIT, and the Community of Inquiry.
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Jason Abbitt (Miami University - Oxford)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
    Position: 13
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    This in-progress study seeks to evaluate the degree to which measures of activity in online courses are associated with measures of GRIT, and the Community of Inquiry framework. Using data from a 2-year study that will conclude data collection in July, 2017, results from a blended graduate teacher preparation program will be analyzed and discussed with session attendees.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Oceanic 1
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    We’re on the Air Again: How a successful radio show changed our Faculty Development Approach
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Dawn Clineman (University of Cincinnati)
    Co-presenter: Carolyn Stoll (University of Cincinnati)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Oceanic 1
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    As promised, we’re back. Last year we shared how a webinar promoted and delivered like a radio show was a hit. This year, we want to share how this idea has changed our entire approach to Faculty development. We are Back on the Air. Come see what we are doing!


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Oceanic 2
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Establishing Instructional Design Partnerships at Institutions with Faculty-Driven Course Design Processes
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Caitlin Keller (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
    Co-presenter: Beth Wilson (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Oceanic 2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    There is huge variety among course design processes at higher education institutions.  This session discusses building instructional design partnerships to support faculty who are the primary online course designers and provides strategies for utilizing the partnership to create quality online courses and for shifting the institutional culture toward collaborative design.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Oceanic 3
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Digital Learning Compass Report
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Russell Poulin (WCET)
    Co-presenters: Phil Hill (e-Literate ), Jill Buban (Unizin)
    Strand: Research
    Location: Oceanic 3
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    We want your input on the trends in distance learning enrollments and direction. The Digital Learning Compass is a new partnership that encapsulates and interprets the higher education and distance education data gathered by the U.S. Department of Education’s IPEDS surveys. Babson Survey Research Group, e-Literate, and WCET will remind you of our readings of the data. Come prepared with your interpretations of past trends and predictions for the future growth and importance of digitally-enhanced learning.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Oceanic 4
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Industry Showcase - Presentation
    • Streamed Session
    Industry Showcase - Presentation
    Managing Change for a Successful CBE Initiative
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Mike Moore (D2L)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Oceanic 4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Join us as we discuss the three key steps in developing a change management plan in preparation for rolling out your CBE initiative. Like any new approach to teaching and learning, implementing a CBE initiative requires thoughtful planning and testing to be successful. We’ll show you how.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Oceanic 5
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Oh, The Places You’ll Go - Creating Connections to Campus Through Online Orientation
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Tim Stickel (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
    Co-presenters: Sean Holland (University of Alaska - Fairbanks), Ronnie Houchin (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
    Strand: Learner Services and Support
    Location: Oceanic 5
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Is eighty percent of success just showing up? How can we create community and resource connections to a physical campus through an online venue? Discover how the University of Alaska Fairbanks created an open and interactive online orientation program to not only connect online students to campus resources and support services, but also provides new students an online option if they can’t attend a welcome week New Student Orientation in Fairbanks. Participants might find inspiration for what orientation components they might try at their institution.

     
    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Oceanic 6
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
    Industry Showcase - Demonstration
    How the Next Generation of Open Educational Resources Enhances Learning
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Nina Bilimoria Angelo (Top Hat)
    Co-presenter: Drew Spicer (Top Hat)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Oceanic 6
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    See how Top Hat's version of Open Educational Resources resolves common concerns about the range, quality and ease-of-implementation of early OER. The platform allows educators to provide students with affordable, up-to-date and highly engaging digital content. This presentation will include a demonstration of the the Top Hat platform.
     


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Oceanic 7
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Online Student Success Initiative (OSSI): Increasing Student Success and Engagement through Embedded Online Services
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Roy Bowery (The University of Memphis)
    Co-presenter: Leonia Houston (The University of Memphis) (Virtual Presenter)
    Strand: Learner Services and Support
    Location: Oceanic 7
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    In this session, we will discuss how the University of Memphis has has addressed the enhancement of student course success, program retention, and timely graduation rates through our Online Student Success Initiative (OSSI). Results will also be discussed including faculty and student evaluations and the impact of OSSI on student success.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Oceanic 8
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Express Workshop
    Express Workshop
    Reaching for Excellence: Applying the Touro Rubric for Online Education to Course Resdesign
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Lead Presenter: Marian Stoltz-Loike (Touro College)
    Strand: Professional Development and Support
    Location: Oceanic 8
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    This workshop will teach participants how to use the Touro Rubric for Online Education (Rubric) as a formative tool in course development. The goal of this highly interactive session is to enable participants to understand the Rubric and immediately apply it to improving their online courses after completion of the workshop. 


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Southern Hemisphere 1
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    • Streamed Session
    • Best in Strand
    Education Session
    What We Can Learn from Successful Online Students
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Carol Gering (University of Oregon)
    Co-presenter: Dani' Sheppard (University of Alaska - Fairbanks)
    Strand: Research
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    A recent study of 27,000 online enrollments revealed key factors associated with student success. Quantitative results were reinforced by student voice during strengths-based interviews with successful students—yielding rich insights about personal, circumstantial, and course variables. Findings of this research have practical implications for administrators, faculty members, and instructional designers.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Southern Hemisphere 2
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Panel Discussion
    • Streamed Session
    Panel Discussion
    Headsets, Hololens, and Higher Ed: What's Next on the Horizon for Immersive Learning?
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Susan Aldridge (Drexel University Online)
    Co-presenters: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University) (Moderator), Marci Powell (USDLA Chair Emerita and Past President)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    As a follow up to our summer webinar series on immersive learning, join this panel of experts for an update on the immersive learning landscape.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Southern Hemisphere 3
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    • Streamed Session
    Education Session
    The role of the instructor in creating social presence: Research and practice in K12 and higher education
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Amy Garrett Dikkers (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
    Co-presenter: Aimee Whiteside (University of Tampa)
    Strand: Learning Effectiveness
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Our research in online and blended learning centers on social presence as context-driven and combining five aspects (Affective Association, Community Cohesion, Instructor Involvement, Interaction Intensity, Knowledge and Experience). Instructor Involvement in the process of community-building has been seen as key. We discuss the instructor’s role in building social presence.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Southern Hemisphere 4
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    • Streamed Session
    Education Session
    Planning for Hooks and Ladders: Identifying Data Points for Personalized or Adaptive Learning in the Instructional Design Process
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Lujean Baab (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech))
    Co-presenter: Larry Cox II (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech))
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    The move toward personalized learning with options for remediation and acceleration requires identification of ‘hooks’ to collect data informing recommended resources and direction for students needing remediation or options for acceleration. The session shares the foundational process and discusses how it can be applied to course development at other institutions. 


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Southern Hemisphere 5
    Concurrent Session 6
    • Education Session
    • Streamed Session
    Education Session
    It's Raining Online Proctors!
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Adel Lelo (Western Governors University )
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Proctor-this, Exam-that, Virtual-something. They're everywhere! Do you know what the differences really are? Are you sure you are picking the right solution for your institution? I'll share some lessons we have learned over 9 years while delivering more than 1 Million Online Proctored exams. 


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
    Atlantic Hall
    • Other
    Other
    Networking Coffee Break
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
    Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Atlantic Hall
    Session Duration: 30min
    Brief Abstract:

    Join us in the exhibit hall (Atlantic Ballroom) for networking coffee breaks.  Not only is this an opportunity to recharge with a fresh cup of coffee or tea, but you will also have the opportunity to network with other conference attendees, catch a session in the Technology Test Kitchen, and visit our conference exhibitors to get your cards stamped in order to win prizes!


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
    Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
    • Technology Test Kitchen
    Technology Test Kitchen
    Technology Test Kitchen Chef's Table Demo: Tools for Linguistic Inclusion in Online Courses
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
    Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Michigan State University)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
    Position: 1
    Session Duration: 30min
    Brief Abstract:

    Take a seat and enjoy this sampling of small plates (i.e. educational tools), each of which has the unique flavor of contributing to a more linguistically inclusive classroom! Let Flipgrid, Lingt and Google translate do the cooking for you.


    • Technology Test Kitchen
    Technology Test Kitchen
    Technology Test Kitchen Chef's Table Demo: Through Their Eyes: Tools and Tips for Making Online Courses Accessible to Visually Impaired Learners
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
    Lead Presenter: Jillian Powers (Florida Atlantic University)
    Strand: N/A
    Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
    Position: 2
    Session Duration: 30min
    Brief Abstract:

    The process of designing an effective online course can be monumental task. However, many instructors find this process even more complicated when faced with the challenge of making ADA accommodations for students with disabilities. This demonstration will provide accessibility tips for course design and tools to develop accessible course materials to facilitate online instruction for visually impaired students. The presenter will share her unique perspective as a visually impaired graduate student, instructional designer, and currently, as a university instructor of online and blended courses.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    Atlantic Hall - National Sponsor Presentation Area
    • Other
    Other
    Stretch and Renew Yoga with Leah (Thursday Late AM)
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    Lead Presenter: Leah Chuchran-Davis
    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 16, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
    Americas Seminar
    Concurrent Session 7
    • Education Session
    • OLC Session
    Education Session
    Improving Quality At All Levels in Higher Education Institutions
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
    Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
    Co-presenters: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global)), Karen Pedersen (Kansas State)
    Strand: Innovations, Tools and Technologies
    Location: Americas Seminar
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Since its founding, the Online Learning Consortium has had as a foundation the Five Pillars of Quality Online Education. The Pillars have long signaled that quality and excellence matter and a focus on quality is an eternal quest. In 2011, OLC launched its first quality scorecard. Since then, the OLC team has listened to you and continued to build additional scorecards to meet your needs. The most recent addition to OLC’s “suite” of quality scorecards, which we are showcasing during this session, is the Quality Course Teaching and Instructional Practice (QCTIP) scorecard.


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
    Asia 1
    Concurrent Session 7
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Steps to Improving the Quality of Online Learning Video Production
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
    Lead Presenter: Ryan Baltrip (Miami University)
    Co-presenter: Joshua Chung (College of William & Mary)
    Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
    Location: Asia 1
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    What steps should you take to improve the quality of online learning videos? In this session, discover how different-sized institutions addressed this question, gain a set of “lessons learned,” and explore a practical framework that can help you discern the next step toward improving online learning videos at your institution.  


    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
    Asia 2
    Concurrent Session 7
    • Education Session
    Education Session
    Elevate Student Engagement beyond the Learning Experience through Mobile Technology
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
    Lead Presenter: Ryan Seilhamer (University of Central Florida)
    Strand: Institutional Strategies and Globalization
    Location: Asia 2
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract: Learn how to increase retention and engagement through personalized mobile communication and engagement strategies that every department can implement. Plan timely communication that your students need on the go, and develop tactics for your institutional mobile strategy that will help promote a sense of community for all students.     
    Thursday November 16, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
    Asia 3
    Concurrent Session 7
    • Panel Discussion
    • Streamed Session
    Panel Discussion
    Applying Adult Learning Theory into Online Teaching Practices
    Date: Thursday, November 16th
    Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
    Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
    Streamed session
    Lead Presenter: Dana Wilkie (Post University)
    Co-presenters: Kristi Newgarden (Charter Oak State College), Stephanie Payzant (Post University), Dan Feinberg (Open SUNY)
    Strand: Learner Services and Support
    Location: Asia 3
    Session Duration: 45min
    Brief Abstract:

    Besides changes in technology and student expectations in colleges, the demographics have increasingly changed from serving traditional students to serving non-traditional students. This demographic shift has implications for higher education nationwide. It is essential to begin designing lessons within online programs to engage adult learners in an active learning experience.