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Thank you for joining us in Montclair, New Jersey May 31 - June 2, 2017

OLC Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design (ELD)
Hosted by Montclair State University

This three-day OLC Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design event
featured presentations on active learning, digital humanities, games
and gamification, STEAM, and so much more!

 

The overarching theme for the entire 3-day event is
"Where Teaching, Learning, and Technology Converge"

Join your fellow digital learning education professionals, educators and administrators to hear from the experts and collaborate on solving the challenges we all face in digital education today. You’ll get the chance to hear from experts regarding current and emerging trends focused on the convergence of teaching, learning and technology. There will also be an opportunity to collaborate and network with your regional peers during group discussions on top-of-mind challenges that may impact the future of digital learning.

MSU Campus

(Photo: Mike Peters)

Pricing

This three day event is only $295* for all attendees. Breakfast and lunch each day are included in registration fee. 

Not yet a member?

If you are not already an OLC Member, you will also receive a free, three-month OLC professional membership as a part of your registration so you can get to know OLC and our community better! Details will be emailed post-conference.

 

Cancellation Policy

*A $50 fee will be charged for all cancelled registrations. Refund requests must be made in writing to Online Learning Consortium. Cancellation by April 26 (up to 1 month out): Refund of payment minus the cancellation fee(s). Cancellation between April 27 and May 24: 50% refund will be issued less a $50 administrative/cancellation fee for registrations. There will be no refunds within 1 week of event date (cancellations must be received by May 24, 2017). If you are not able to attend, a substitute may attend in your place. The name, title, and email address of the substitute must be emailed to conference@onlinelearning-c.org. If you do not attend the program and do not submit a written refund request, Online Learning Consortium will retain all fees. IF you have not paid in advance but have cancelled your registration, you are responsible for the cancellation fee and will be billed. OLC is not responsible for any change / cancellation charges assessed by airlines, travel agents, hotels or other similar vendors. Email all cancellation requests/substitutions/ registration questions to conference@onlinelearning-c.org.

Engaging speakers, relevant topics, and dynamic discussions

We will take a deep look at the challenges and impact of digital learning in education today and work together to collaborate, define and help shape the changing university.  

Presentations will be followed by facilitator-led discussions that will allow participants to delve into each topic in greater detail.

 

Breakout Groups and Topics:
  • Breakout A: The Role of the Library in Learning and Learning Design: From Staplers to Serendipity – ADP 1145
  • Breakout B: Impact on the Selection of Teaching Approaches and its Implications – ADP 1142
  • Breakout C: Aha! Applying Learning Sciences to Course Design – ADP 1120
  • Breakout D: Why Do We Care About Learning Sciences? – ADP 1121

 

Elliot King

Aligning Research to the Classroom Experience

Elliot King

Professor and Chair, Department of Communication
Loyola University Maryland

How do people learn? That question is central to education and over the past 75 years, cognitive psychologist have identified many processes that greatly enhance learning outcomes. Starting from a basic definition of what constitutes learning, techniques to incorporate these findings from cognitive psychology in the students’ educational experience will be surveyed. The overview will be followed by a short examination of the initial attempts to use the data generated by online learning technologies such as learning management systems and adaptive learning programs to better understand the learning process.

Breakout Topics:
  • Breakout A: Something Old, Something New: How We Work with the Modern Academy – ADP 1145
  • Breakout B: Open Access in Scholarship and Publication – ADP 1142
  • Breakout C: Collaborating with the Library in Course Design – ADP 1120
  • Breakout D: Innovation or Customer Service – What Can Today’s Library Do For Me? – ADP 1121
Teresa Slobuski

The 21st Century Library as Classroom Learning Partner

Teresa Slobuski

Research Services Coordinator
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, San Jose State University

Libraries and Librarians on the User-Centered Bleeding Edge. As institutions with a history stretching further back than university or public school systems, many see libraries as static entities. The Library of Alexandria collected, held, and made available the knowledge of the day, and so too do libraries now. However, libraries are increasingly involved in all manner of trends. Since libraries are generally not required to follow rigid curricula, in most academic institutions they have the freedom to explore new tools and technology as they become available. In this session, we will explore the work librarians and libraries are doing and how it can relate to larger educational goals. Libraries are leading the charge for Open Access, Makerspaces, Institutional Repositories, Alt-Metrics, and more, while still continuing the emphasis on user-centered service both in person and via remote access, which means everyone can learn something from the library.

Breakout Topics:
  • Breakout A: Curating Learning Materials When Fair Use Isn’t an Option – ADP 1145
  • Breakout B: Instructional Presence When You’re Not Looking Them Right in the Eye – ADP 1142
  • Breakout C: Developing Connective Tissue and Context in Course Design – APD 1120
  • Breakout D: MOOCs are Dead! Long Live the MOOC! – ADP 1121
Deb Keyek-Franssen

Applying Lessons Learned from MOOCs to the Traditional Classroom (Data, Baby, Data!)

Deborah Keyek-Franssen

Associate Vice President for Digital Education and Engagement
University of Colorado System Office

A breathtakingly short hype cycle prematurely sounded the death knell for massive open online courses (MOOCs) while overlooking the value that they bring to the table: massive data that describe the convergence of teaching, learning, and technology at scale. The University of Colorado has been a Coursera partner since 2013 and, in the course of developing dozens of courses, specializations, and even for-credit certificates on the platform, has gleaned principles of learning design from the nearly 2 million learners who have signed up for its MOOCs. Analysis of data and Coursera’s own A/B testing has given hints about how to best retain and assess the learning of the largely “volunteer” learners in MOOCs. Many of these lessons in learning design at scale can and rightly should be applied to the design of face-to-face, hybrid, and “traditional” online courses. They also bear a striking resemblance to the basics of learning design: knowing the learning audience, knowing and contextualizing what they need to learn (and how we can best determine whether or not they’ve learned it), providing community and expert feedback and coaching.

Jennifer Mathes

A Regional Response: Culmination of the Day’s Thinking and Invitation to Continue the Collaboration

Jennifer Mathes

Director of Strategic Partnerships
Online Learning Consortium

Significant changes in digital education have brought about an opportunity for teaching, learning and technology to converge. Looking at the learning sciences, the 21st century library and the scalability of learning, we can identify best practices and opportunities to continue to create an effective learning environment for student. The day’s final session brings together the thoughts and conclusions generated from the OLC Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design discussions to formulate a regional response to the changing educational environment. Topics gathered by OLC facilitators and session archivists during breakout sessions along with those posted online by participants during the day will be used to guide this interactive final session. Led by Jennifer Mathes from OLC, each of the day’s keynote speakers will have the opportunity to address the collectively generated questions and topics and place them in the context of the broader changes occurring in higher education. The OLC Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design response will continue the contribution to a national discussion as the OLC Collaborate sessions continue across the country.

Where Teaching, Learning, and Technology Converge

When teaching, learning, and technology converge, we find the potential for an inclusive learning experience that is both engaging and connected to curricular needs, without being dated.  21st century technologies provide a common space to explore and experience in an engaging and/or collaborative educational experience grounded in knowledge, strong pedagogy and learning theory.

Participate in the regional OLC Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design (ELD) discussion on the “Where Teaching, Learning, and Technology Converge” and share in an open dialogue with other colleagues from around the region.

During the conference, the Keynote speaker will offer insightful views on the question of how people learn and what works best by examining the past until now. General session speakers will focus on libraries, online course value, and learning sciences that all culminate with how teaching, learning, and technology have impacted these areas, followed by facilitator-led discussions to allow participants to delve into each topic in greater detail.

Concurrent, Workshop, and SPARKS! presentations will focus on a wide diversity of topics, organized by keyword, with useful takeaway information. Cohort meeting will provide an informal learning environment in which members can collaborate, discuss, and share ideas pertaining to current topics for the group.  There will also be three special events, including the Campus Tour and Site Visits, a Game Night, and the ELD After Party.

What will teaching, learning, and working in the Digital Age of Higher Education actually be like in 2025?

What will teaching, learning, and working in the Digital Age of Higher Education actually be like in 2025?

What will teaching, learning, and working in the Digital Age of Higher Education actually be like in 2025?

Event Schedule

 

7:30am Registration and Check-in ADP Center Hallway
8:30am- 8:45am Welcome and Opening Remarks UH 1070
8:45am - 9:15am Collaborate General Session 1 UH 1070
9:30am - 10:15am Collaborate Breakout Sessions 1 ADP 1145 (A)
ADP 1142 (B)
ADP 1120 (C)
ADP 1121 (D)
10:30am - 11:00am Collaborate General Session 2 UH 1070
11:15am - 12:00pm Collaborate Breakout Sessions 2 ADP 1145 (A)
ADP 1142 (B)
ADP 1120 (C)
ADP 1121 (D)
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch Pickup in ADP CRC 1140
1:00pm - 1:30pm Collaborate General Session 3 UH 1070
1:45pm - 2:30pm Collaborate Breakout Sessions 3 ADP 1145 (A)
ADP 1142 (B)
ADP 1120 (C)
ADP 1121 (D)
2:45pm - 3:45pm Collaborate Panel UH 1070
3:45pm - 4:00pm Collaborate Wrap Up UH 1070
4:00pm - 6:00pm Campus Tours and Site Visits
4:30pm Game Night The ADP Center
7:30am Registration & Breakfast
8:30am - 9:30am Concurrent Session A Breakout Rooms
9:30am - 10:00am Break
10:00am - 11:00am Welcome & Keynote
11:00am - 11:30am Meet Elliott King
11:30am - 12:30pm Concurrent Session B Breakout Rooms
12:30pm Lunch
2:00pm - 3:00pm Cohort Meetings Breakout Rooms
3:00pm - 4:30pm Workshops Breakout Rooms
4:30pm ELDc17 Community-Organized Social Event
7:30am Registration & Breakfast
8:30am - 9:30am Concurrent Session C Breakout Rooms
9:30am - 10:00am Break
10:00am - 11:00am Concurrent Session D Breakout Rooms
11:30am Lunch
12:30pm SPARKS! 7th Fl Conference Center
2:00pm After Party ADP 1140

Collaborate General Sessions are 30 minutes long, followed by 45 minute Collaborate Breakout Sessions.  

Attendees will select one of several breakout sessions to attend following each general session.

Concurrent sessions are 60 minutes long; and workshops are 90 minutes in length. 

All sessions are considered BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). 

All sessions are held at Montclair State University and are in Eastern Time (ET).

 

Keynote speakers will offer insightful views of the changing university through short, focused 30-minute presentations. This will bring together how the use of technologies, the dictate of economic realities, increasing regulatory oversight, the need for constant innovation, and new societal expectations of what colleges can and should be are bringing change to online education.

General Session presentations will be followed by 45-minute facilitator-led discussions to allow participants to delve into each topic in greater detail. Session archivists will document the discussions throughout the day, culminating in a collaborate regional response to the changing university.

A place for people to go to learn more about their interest area. While the workshops are based on keywords that cater to different interests, you do not have to have prior knowledge of the subject to attend. Workshops stand out from other sessions due to their length, as they have a much longer format than the others. Also, workshops usually contain some type of hands on component that really let the attendees interact with what they are interested in. Workshops are a place that encourage growth as well as foster new ideas and relationships in other categories that can be beneficial to any interest area.

Cohort Groups provide an informal learning environment in which members can collaborate, discuss, and share ideas pertaining to current topics for the group. The meeting allows brainstorming opportunities as well as informative peer-to-peer collaborative thinking. The open discussion setting allows individuals who share a common interest to engage with one another in lively discussion regarding a key topic. Existing Cohort Groups include: Faculty, Instructional Design, and Librarian.

A place for people to go to learn more about their interest area. While the workshops are based on keywords that cater to different interests, you do not have to have prior knowledge of the subject to attend. Workshops stand out from other sessions due to their length, as they have a much longer format than the others. Also, workshops usually contain some type of hands on component that really let the attendees interact with what they are interested in. Workshops are a place that encourage growth as well as foster new ideas and relationships in other categories that can be beneficial to any interest area.

Concurrent sessions are presentations about a variety of topics that occur at the same time. This gives those attending the conference a chance to pick what type of session they want to go to based on interest and personalize their experience. Presentations with similar focuses or keywords are typically separated into different sessions so that there is something interesting for everyone during each session block. Each attendee’s conference experience will be unique because of the choices they make during concurrent sessions.

Sparks is a fun and non-traditional way of sharing your expertise with those around you. Each speaker will get 5 minutes to showcase their projects or findings to the audience. At the 5 minute mark, a timer will sound and quickly transition to the next presenter. Because of the fast-paced style, Sparks sessions are often lively and energetic, and focus on keywords. The Sparks sessions allow creativity with your own presentation in ways such as speeches, videos, or visual aids. The session is informal and allows the audience to get acquainted with new ideas or topics very quickly.

Campus Healthy Walk

Wednesday after the Collaborate Wrap Up, take this opportunity to stretch your legs with a health walk around campus. One lap is about 1/4 of a mile and has two wonderful spots to take pictures.

Game Night

Emerging Learning Design is pleased to host its first Game Night. Join us Wednesday at 4:30pm, or select the Campus Tour and Site Visit route that concludes at the Game Night. Come and play your favorite games, or learn new ones. We’ll have favorite board games, educational games, card games, and video games. Come to play, watch others play, or hang out and have a good time. This event is free and open to all conference attendees.

After Party

What better way to end the conference than with colleagues, new friends, and an open bar (and food!).  Enjoy beer, wine, soft drinks and sparkling water from the bar, and a hot and cold Hors D’Oeuvre station – including cheese & crackers, quesadillas, crudite, coconut shrimp, and spinach and feta phyllo. Join special guests AJ Kelton, Deborak Keyek-Franssen, Elliott King, Jennifer Mathes, and Teresa Slobuski. The After Party runs from Friday 2pm-3:30pm.  Must be 21 or older to attend. Cost: $33

 

Please be sure to RSVP for each of these optional activities during the registration process. 

Joining us for OLC Collaborate with Emerging Learning Design?  Come directly to Montclair State University, University Hall / ADP Center.

Montclair State University, University Hall / ADP Center, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

Staying for all three days?

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If you are an education technology or distance learning company, this intimate one-day session will give you the chance to collaborate with educators, administrators, and online learning professionals – your potential clients in discussion forums, at lunch and in our small exhibitor showcase. 

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