All Sessions are in Eastern Time (ET). All sessions are considered BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). 
All Sessions are 45 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. 

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ALL SESSIONS (BY DATE AND TIME):
Tuesday November 13, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 3
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Quality with the OLC Quality Scorecard
Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: 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.


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $375 Early Bird / $435 Full Price (total savings of $35).

 
Tuesday November 13, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 4
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Ensuring Online Course Quality: Meet OSCQR!
Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Alexandra Pickett (Open SUNY Online Teaching)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: 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. 


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $375 Early Bird / $435 Full Price (total savings of $35).

 
Tuesday November 13, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 5
Pre-conference Workshop
Accelerate Accessibility: Build It In, Not Bolt It On
Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Kaitlin Garrett (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium), Torie Wynn (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

It’s time for accessibility to become the “norm”. This hands-on workshop explores helpful techniques and tools to add to your toolkit for becoming inclusive and compliant. Take a deeper dive into the most important universal design principles that will ultimately benefit all students and avoid potential lawsuits. Be proactive, not reactive!


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $375 Early Bird / $435 Full Price (total savings of $35).

 
Tuesday November 13, 2018 - 12:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
  • Global Quality Summit Session
Global Quality Summit Session
Defining and Measuring Quality in Online and Continuing Education: A Cross-Cultural Case in Southwest China
Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 12:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Yumei Han (Southwest University)
Co-presenters: Yueling Huang (Southwest University), Enlun Chen (Southwest University)
Track: Research
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 4hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

This paper employed cross-cultural perspective and mixed method approach to analyze how an exemplary higher education institution in Southwest China redefined online and continuing education, constructed a unique quality measurement framework, and explored quality improvement pathway to respond to the nation-wide quality oriented transformation of online education.       


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
OLC Leadership Network Event
Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 12:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 4hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a special half-day event in collaboration with senior digital learning leaders to address the biggest challenges we face today in higher education. Modeled after our popular OLC Collaborate events, participants will gather in small groups after each presentation to discuss, collaborate, and tackle the leadership issues at hand. This event takes place at our OLC Accelerate conference in Orlando on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 12:30pm – 4:45pm.

Registration fee for the Leadership Network Event is $205 early bird/$235 regular price (with purchase of OLC Accelerate conference registration); or $290 (pre-conference workshop only registration). Note: the Leadership Network Event is not eligible for the pre-conference workshop bundle pricing.


Registration fee for the Leadership Network Event is $205 early bird/$235 regular price (with purchase of OLC Accelerate conference registration); or $290 (pre-conference workshop only). Not eligible for bundle pricing.

 
Tuesday November 13, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Americas Seminar
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Implement The OLC Quality Scorecard As A Continuous Improvement Resource For Your Institution
Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenters: Terry Di Paolo (LeCroy Center - Dallas County Community College District), Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This workshop focuses on steps taken by a large, complex institution in implementing the OLC Quality Scorecard. This is a working case study of how to begin the work of holistically exploring the quality of online programs at an institution. The session will support participants in thinking about messaging, creating buy-in and the overall development of a project plan. The session is also intended as an opportunity for participants to share and respond to the plans of colleagues from various sized institutions interested in the systematic exploration of quality as it relates to online.


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $375 Early Bird / $435 Full Price (total savings of $35).

 
Tuesday November 13, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
OLC Student Services Scorecard Keeping Score: Do Your Online Students Enjoy The Same Service As Traditional Students?
Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Josh Strigle (College of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Victoria Brown (Florida Atlantic University), Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
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.


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $375 Early Bird / $435 Full Price (total savings of $35).

 
Tuesday November 13, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Implementing Research Projects on Campus using the Practical Evaluation of Digital Learning (PEDL) Toolkit
Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Research
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This pre-conference workshop will provide attendees with an overview of the Practical Evaluation of Digital Learning (PEDL) Toolkit and allow for guided implementation of PEDL.  Attendees are asked to bring a topic for a research study on their campuses that they will have the opportunity to put into practice during the workshop.

This workshop is geared towards people or teams who want to conduct robust evaluations of digital learning and those who want to promote robust evaluation practices at their institution.

 

There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $375 Early Bird / $435 Full Price (total savings of $35).

 
Tuesday November 13, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 3
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
We Can Be Heroes: Applying the Hero’s Journey as a Framework for Online Course Design
Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Cathy Russell (University of Arizona & Lone Star College), John Stewart (University of Oklahoma), Michael Torrence (Tennessee Board of Regents - Volunteer State Community College)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

As a means of accelerating agency and autonomy within online classes, what if we reimagined our roles as students, educators, support staff, administrators as heroes on an epic quest?  This ebullient, gamer’s delight will provide an experiential look at the application of monomyth structure within online learning, providing innovative tools and approaches to creating classroom heroes.

 


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $375 Early Bird / $435 Full Price (total savings of $35).

 
Tuesday November 13, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Convention Foyer
  • Other
Other
Early Registration
Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Don't wait in line Wednesday morning and miss portions of a workshop, the Global Quality Summit, or the Research Summit.  Check-in at conference registration Tuesday evening from 5-7pm to pick up your conference badge and materials. After you check-in, take part in the Tuesday evening events including: the OLC Awards & Leadership Ceremony and Reception (purchased ticket required for non-award winners; this event replaces past years’ Awards Luncheon), Exhibit Hall Preview, and an evening party sponsored by Proctorio at the Atlantic Dance Hall @ the Disney Boardwalk.  Be sure to make your travel plans to arrive early enough on Tuesday to participate in these events. 

OLC Accelerate 2018 registration is located in the Convention Foyer in the Dolphin Conference Center.  Walk through the hotel lobby to the conference center area, then look for the directional signs.


Tuesday November 13, 2018 - 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Atlantic Dance Hall - Disney Boardwalk
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
Proctorio’s Totally Tubular Timewarp - A Night in the 80s Welcome Bash
Date: Tuesday, November 13th
Time: 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Dance Hall - Disney Boardwalk
Session Duration: 5hr
Brief Abstract:

Join the A-Team, get Footloose, and Vogue with Proctorio at the Atlantic Dance Hall on Disney's Boardwalk. Bring your parachute pants, don your mullets and walk like an Egyptian, as you enjoy music, food and drink all night long. Time travel with the best of ‘em to that radical decade we know and love, the 80s. 

Proctorio invites you to enjoy a fun night on Disney’s Boardwalk Tuesday evening following a day of pre-conference events at the most bodacious conference in town - OLC Accelerate 2018! 

Join us, starting at 7pm (immediately following early registration and the exhibit hall preview), at Disney’s Atlantic Dance Hall; must be 21+ to enter. Conference attendees must show their attendee badge to receive a wristband to enter. Wristbands can be obtained at Proctorio’s booth during the exhibit hall preview or at the door of event. If you arrive to the hotel after badge pick up closes, simply show the dance hall door staff your OLC Accelerate registration confirmation email as proof of attendance to receive your wristband. Dress up optional, but best 80s attire eligible for prize!

**Bonus: Illuminations Fireworks can be seen from the Dance Hall, so join us for fun, food and firework


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Workshop Session 1
Workshop
What about me? Understanding the Needs of Online First Year Students and the Strategies to Best Support Them
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jamie Holcomb (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenters: Tess Diver (Southern New Hampshire University), Matthew Belanger (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

What if you could change the trajectory of your online learners by strategically supporting them in their first-year experience? This is an important question, but one not often asked for online students. Providing online learners with early supports tailored to their diverse needs can greatly impact both their success and persistence. In this session we will explore online first year experience (OFYE) strategies that meet these learners where they are in order to help get them where they want to go.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Advancing a Digital Pedagogy Culture: Strategies, Tips and Lessons Learned
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Rita-Marie Conrad (UC Berkeley)
Track: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Universities are becoming increasingly aware of the need for online learning experiences and classroom-based learning experiences to converge somewhere along the digital learning continuum. While each institution may have varying reasons to pursue this convergence, faculty face many of the same issues. At the heart of these issues is how to envision and develop a digital learning experience that they themselves most likely have not had as learners. This workshop will examine strategies, tips and lessons learned in engaging and motivating faculty to envision and plan digital learning experiences to bring about institutional culture change.  


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere D
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Technology Trends Impact On Higher Education And Student Learning In 2018
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Vickie Cook (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenters: Michele Gribbins (University of Illinois Springfield), Vance Martin (Center for Online Learning - Research and Service)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Bringing Digital Learning in the Classroom: Leveraging Adaptive Courseware
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities)
Co-presenters: Patricia O'Sullivan (University of Mississippi), Kevin Berg (Portland State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Leveraging adaptive courseware is a growing trend. Instead of just pockets of usage, is it time to figure out how you might adopt it on a wide scale at your university? In addition to developing criteria for selection of adaptive courseware, this workshop will also show you how to plan for faculty development, build institutional awareness, develop staff capacity to sustain innovation at scale, and measuring effectiveness of changes. 


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
OLC Digital Learning Research Summit
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Scott Lomas (Entangled Solutions), Michael Goudzwaard (Dartmouth College)
Track: Research
Location: Southern Hemisphere 2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Begin your 2018 OLC Accelerate experience with leaders in the the field of digital learning research discussing empirical and evidence-based research, as well as providing insights on future areas of research interest.

In our inaugural research summit, we are joined by leaders from Arizona State University, Entangled Solutions, the Online Learning Journal, and others. 

We invite both experienced researchers as well as those interested in learning more about research and its applications to attend. 

 
Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere 3
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
OLC Global Quality Summit
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Join us for the Global Quality Summit (GQS) as part of the Accelerate conference. 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 institutions.

In this interactive and informative summit, our speakers will discuss 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.

This event takes place at our OLC Accelerate conference in Orlando on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 8:30am – 11:30am and is included in your OLC Accelerate 2018 conference registration. 


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere 4
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Online and Blended Technologies to Support Assessment
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

You are invited to participate in a highly interactive, practical, and hands-on workshop to learn how to use various instructional technologies for assessment in online and blended learning that will enhance your students’ educational experiences and your ability to understand what your students know and can do.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere 5
Workshop Session 1
Workshop
Insider's View: How Do EdTech Companies and Universities Align Their Interests (and Get Deals Done!)
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Casey Boyles (Entangled Velocity)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will provide a unique perspective of both the buyer’s and seller’s journeys, in which edtech companies successfully sell new technology into institutions.  How do universities really evaluate new technology and make decisions? How do edtech company’s authentically align their solutions with institutional strategies. Entangled Velocity will share proprietary data about the top institutional strategic objectives, analyzed across several hundred university strategic plans.  We’ll also hear several case studies, in which institutions and edtech companies successfully aligned interests to the benefit of students, instructors, and administrators.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Americas Seminar
  • Education Session
Education Session
STEM Job Skills Development in a Competency Based Education (CBE) Model 
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Nathan Whitley-Grassi (SUNY - Empire State College)
Co-presenters: Allison Moreland (SUNY - Empire State College), Shaun Hoppel (SUNY - Empire State College)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will examine competency-based education (CBE) as an instructional model to provide workforce development to STEM students, promote inclusion of students with cognitive disabilities in STEM fields, and foster discussion and potential collaborations on CBE projects between participants. 


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Get Ready for Your Close-Up: Strategies for Creating Awesome Instructional Videos
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Karen Costa (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will provide eight steps faculty can take in order to begin producing high-quality instructional videos for their students.​


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Rethinking Peer Review
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Anthony Newman (Purdue University - Main Campus)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During this session, staff from the Purdue University will discuss the pilot of the recently created peer review product, Circuit. Circuit is a peer review application that is easy for students to use and for instructors to manage.  It allows students to upload a variety of file types including: rich text (including LaTeX math formulas), URLs, Video and several more. It then provides a mechanism for students (an instructors) to provide anonymous feedback scores, rubrics, calibrations or a combination.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Interactive Resources for Asynchronous Modules: Using Articulate Storyline to Demonstrate and Assess Digital Literacy
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Steven Goss (Teachers College - Columbia University)
Co-presenter: Detra Price-Dennis (Teachers College - Columbia University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, the presenters will demonstrate a variety of interactive resources designed for a large-scale asynchronous workshop and discuss how the digital tools embedded in the workshop created opportunities for participants to explore innovations in teaching and learning. Several examples of resources developed using Articulate Storyline will be featured.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Strategies for Creating a High Quality Scalable Online Program
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Andrea McCourt (Texas Tech University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It can be challenging to create a scalable online program that provides a high-quality learning experience, incorporates best practices for course design, and fosters teaching excellence.  This session describes our journey creating a popular online academic program.  Tips for course design, faculty development and staffing strategies will be discussed.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Asia 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
From Onboarding to Ongoing: Reimagining “Orientation” for Online Students
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Joshua Steele (University of Arizona)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

For Fall 2018, The University of Arizona is reimagining its orientation for fully online students to move from an upfront "onboarding" framework to a continual education space providing just-in-time information to all students. The presentation will provide a brief timeline of the project, as well as discuss how the "orientation space" is transforming to a longer-term student resource.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Convention Foyer
  • Education Session
Education Session
Shaping and Supporting the Online Student Experience
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Crissy Diaz (Stanford University)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Welden
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Convention Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As the online education space continues to grow, questions of engagement, retention, and experience have come to the forefront. How do we as student services administrators best serve this growing population? How do we provide the same level of support and community to remote students?

This presentation will explore different aspects of the student experience, including best practices for creating an inclusive and engaging experience for online and remote students. Additionally the presentation will discuss what aspects of this experience student services administrators influence, which often does not include much of the course structure, content, and pedagogy. The presenters will explore this tension and highlight ways in which we can collaborate with instructional designers, faculty, and other administrators to create a high quality student experience. Many of these best practices are relevant to the on-campus student experience as well.

 


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Hands-on Gameful Design: Creating Autonomy
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Evan Straub (University of Michigan)
Co-presenter: Rachel Niemer (University of Michigan)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this express workshop, participants will learn the principles of gameful design, strategize for how to integrate autonomy into a course as well as use a tool called GradeCraft designed specifically to support gameful courses.  


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Professional Development Needs of Instructional Designers and Online Learning Support Staff at Florida’s Colleges and Universities
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Robin Colson (Florida Virtual Campus (University of West))
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To help meet expanding demands on instructional design and online learning staff in colleges and universities, the Florida Virtual Campus conducted a statewide survey of them to identify their most pressing professional development needs. This presentation reviews the findings of that survey and provides recommendations for immediate and ongoing professional development.
 


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
Education Session
Adaptive Learning: Three Years of Collaborative Research
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida), Colm Howlin (Realizeit), Connie Johnson (Colorado Technical University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session describes results from a maturing three-year research initiative among two organizationally different universities and their common adaptive learning platform provider. Current findings indicated that the underlying pattern of learning in adaptive courses remains comparable across disciplines and institutions. These findings have implications for predictive analytics and instructional design.    


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Visually pulling it together for faculty: A model showing instructional design and application of theories
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Pat Reid (University of Cincinnati)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Talk about cognitive overload! Faculty are not always exposed to learning theories and, when they are, can get confused on which theories to apply when. In this workshop, participants will map major higher educational theories to the instructional design process, noting when each theory should be applied during course designing, developing and teaching.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Bridging ID to UX: A Holistic Approach to Reducing Cognitive Load
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Sing Wong (Penn State)
Co-presenter: Robin Smail (Penn State University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As eLearning professionals, we are often so focused developing that perfect course that we often forget all about the systems that we use to deliver our content. We often don’t take the time to consider how our courses fit into these systems, and how their designs can play a large role in how effectively students can learn. This is where user experience (UX) design can come into play.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Translating Class Management Techniques to the Online Classroom
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Linda Merillat (Washburn University Faculty Support Center)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 

Class management techniques are tools and strategies you can use with a class to accomplish different goals.  This education session covers how various face-to-face techniques can be translated to the online classroom to monitor student understanding, engage students in topics, activate prior learning, promote student reflection, and to foster meta-cognition.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
2018 TECH TOOLS FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS!
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Kari Marks (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Kristina Rivera (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Don't get left behind! New 2018 tools to use in your classroom. Venngage can be used by both teachers and students, an alternative, fun, free, and easy way to present Infographics! Use InsertLearning to promote reading engagement opportunities with your students, free and easy to use!


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
A Matrix of Value: Impact of Personalization Techniques in the Online Classroom
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Sarah Robertson (Grand Canyon University-Phoenix)
Co-presenters: John Steele (Grand Canyon University-Phoenix), B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will review findings from a five-part survey to measure student perceptions of instructor-personalized materials. The survey was based on a matrix of types of value and teaching presence across five dimensions (text, image, audio, video and interactive web tools). Presenters will review results of the study and relate it to creating a good balance between maximizing instructor presence and incorporating unique personalized learning components.  Results are currently pending. The study will be completed by September.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Are Retention, Progression, and Completion Predictors in Online Learning Changing? A Multi-Year Study
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Melissa Layne (American Public University System)
Co-presenters: Wallace Boston (American Military University), Elizabeth Wallace (American Public University System), Geoff Koch (American Public University System)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presenters of this session share the results of their ongoing, longitudinal research study on predictors of student retention, progression, and completion at a four-year, fully online university. Both civilian and military student demographic data (N = 288,726) spanning a ten-year period (2007-2016) were examined and revealed variables that predicted retention, progression, and completion of an online degree or credential, and further illustrate how, and why they have changed over this period.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
ARTICULATE ENHANCED STUDENTS' CRITICAL THINKING: AN EVALUATION OF STUDENT FEEDBACK AND OUTCOMES FROM ONLINE MODULES
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Robert Strong Jr (Texas A & M University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Offering online learning experiences that not only enhance student’s critical thinking but enable students to connect theory to natural situations can be challenging. The data will present students’ reflections on their reactions of content disseminated through Articulate, and their reactions to Articulate barriers that inhibited learning.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Assessing and Building Academic Resilience in Online Students
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Resilience significantly affects academic outcome and sense of personal well-being. The importance of students’ resilience and measuring resilience as an education outcome are not clearly addressed for online education. This workshop will provide in-depth information on essential resilience skills for academic success, including tools to measure academic resilience.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Behind the Scenes of an Online VR Initiative: An Instructional Design Perspective
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: William Egan (Penn State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore the behind the scenes approach to designing, producing, and delivering VR inspired 360 videos in online courses from an instructional design perspective. Use cases along with the technology used will be discussed and demonstrated providing attendees with insight on best practices and challenges related to pursuing a VR initiative.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Bridging the Gap - How Do Instructors Transition from Face-to-Face to Online Teaching?
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Julin Sharp (Marist College)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When online instructors don’t receive training to transition from traditional best practices to online best practices that encourage engagement through social interactions, cognitive experiences, and instructor interaction, students may disengage. Leaders must continue developing transition plans, and best practices as technology evolves while encouraging working relationships between instructional designers and faculty.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Bringing a Crime Scene to life using Virtual Reality: How I Did It and How You Can Get Started.
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Cody House (The George Washington University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will provide a hands-on, discovery experience into the world of Virtual Reality and how I used the ThingLink platform to deliver an immersive Crime Scene experience to online and face-to-face students. Additionally, attendees will receive tips, tricks and lessons learned on how to build similar projects.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Can You Read Me Now? An Introduction to Low-Cost In-House Captioning
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Jackie Compton (University of Central Florida)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Closed captions enable greater learning and improved communication for people of all backgrounds. However, the cost of third-party captioning services can be prohibitively expensive to many institutions. In-house captioning provides a budget-friendly opportunity to create more inclusive media. Learn about free or low-cost options that can improve your institution’s accessibility compliance without causing financial strain.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Collaborative Learning using Music and Technology
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Debra Smarkusky (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Sharon Ann Toman (Penn State University )
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you interested in a creative and innovative opportunity for collaborative learning applied to a music and technology project? During this session, faculty describe a robot dance project between majors and non-majors, share team building experiences, and present team competencies (expectations) for successful completion of interdisciplinary projects.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Coordination of Professional Development Microlearning for Best Practices in Online Teaching
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The coordination of UCF’s Faculty Seminars provides brief, focused sessions with an ever-growing library of best practices and resources through applicable, microlearning experiences. Participants will receive a sample implementation process document and glean microlearning ideas for their own efficiently, effectively coordinated faculty development programs.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating a faculty resource center: Unlocking the potential of UX design
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (TCS Education System)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will explore the process of creating a faculty resource center while utilizing User Experience (UX) design methodology.  In this session we will explore the methods and tools available to effectively execute the research, design, and testing necessary for a successful project.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Developing Partnerships to Support Microcredentials in Higher Education
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Dirkin (Central Michigan University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this discovery session we will present our current work on developing multiple partnership opportunities between a higher education institution and nonprofit organizations around the use of microcredentials. We will also look broadly at the promises and pitfalls  that microcredentials hold for both entities. This session will focus on generating discussions that focus on solutions and identify gaps. Key issues that will be the focus of this session will include revenue sharing, content ownership and management, and evaluation. The format for the session's activities will be based on a "gap filling" protocol to facilitate the generation of innovative solutions.


Discovery Session
First Term Success Course for all
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Kyle Whitehouse (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Marleigh Perez (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Every online program aims to engage new students early and often, creating a learning community that connects students to their new institution and increases their persistence and academic success.  What if doing so were free to students and produced great results?  LMS course sites are a promising solution.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Launching VR in Higher Ed: Your Roadmap to Success
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Prasad Mohare (LearningMate)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In a world increasingly captivated by virtual reality, the education community is just beginning to explore its use cases and, more importantly, impact on student success. In this session, learn best practices from successful VR implementations including when to get started, which questions to ask, and how to measure success.


Discovery Session
Making Learning Authentic
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Rong Zhu (Georgetown University)
Co-presenter: Jason Skinner (Georgetown University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies offers rigorous design online courses that provide rich representation of knowledge-in-practice. In this session, we will share with the audience how we work with experienced working professionals to incorporate rich real-world experiences into online courses to engage students and prepare them for the workforce.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
OER's in Competency Based World
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Kristina Ayala (South Texas College)
Co-presenter: Jessica Gonzalez (South Texas Community College)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract: While redesigning CBE’s (Competency Based Education) courses using OER’s (Open Education Resources) at South Texas College, we discovered the challenges instructors and instructional designers faced during the redesign using a master template. Some of the challenges faced were agreeing on terminology, the layout of the template, and finding OER’s for the courses.  
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Skill Transfer from On-ground to Online Instruction
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Hirashiki (Westcliff University)
Co-presenters: April Vuong (Westcliff University), Julie Ciancio (Westcliff University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While teaching future instructors in online environments has its differences from on-ground classes, there are many sound pedagogical skills that can and should make this transition.  This interactive presentation illustrates practical applications to prepare instructors to successfully teach online, increase faculty and student satisfaction, and promote student retention. 

 
Discovery Session
Student Success-ability Means Accessibility, Too!
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Madisen Lehr (Ivy Tech Community College)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

“Accessibility” isn’t just about providing accommodations to students with disabilities; it includes proactively creating a course environment in which students of varying abilities are set up for success. Join us for a session where we will discuss the growing importance of accessibility and the universal standards by which it is assessed. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using PebblePad for Personalized Online Teaching e-Portfolios
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Sophia Stone (Duke University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Digital Education Fellowship program offered by Duke Learning Innovation provides fellows a year-long personalized, authentic learning experience captured in an online e-portfolio using the PebblePad personal learning platform. Portfolios showcase fellows’ learning experiences and reflective teaching practice, and provide an evidence-based collection of authentic learning artifacts, video, digital media, and reflection.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 1
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Creating a toolkit to build capacity for online programs
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Stein (University of Pennsylvania)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you leverage centralized expertise to create online programs in a diffuse university? A toolkit of resources for developing, implementing, and evaluating successful online programs builds capacity while supporting diverse goals and agendas. In this session you will create or enhance the infrastructure for your own institution by adapting a suggested framework and then crowdsourcing the components to support successful online program development.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Digital Learning Initiative: Partnering with Faculty to Redesign 100 Courses in 3 Years
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Wendy Howard (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In an effort to impact student learning by increasing successful course completion, particularly in GEP & STEM courses, UCF’s Board of Trustees made a strategic investment in a course redesign process that leverages the benefits of online, blended, adaptive, and active learning. Join a discussion on implementing innovations at scale.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Community of Practice on Sustainable Instructional Design Teamwork
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Kevin Hulen (University of North Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructional design teams face increasing challenges to maintaining consistency and quality of services while being able to rapidly scale up to meet institutional goals. Learn about teamwork practices that are sustainable and design-centric. Virtual teamwork spaces we’ll explore include, Team Website, Team Sandbox, Faculty Development Portal, and Google Drive.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Do online courses impact sense of belonging at residential campuses?
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Cassandre Alvarado (University of Texas at Austin (The))
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Does online learning impact sense of belonging at a residential campus? This session will combine literature on sense of belonging with an analysis of data from the Student Experience in the Research University [SERU] survey at The University of Texas at Austin.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Tools for Implementing Universal Design for Learning on Laptops and Mobile Devices
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Tianhong Shi (Oregon State University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

UDL is purposeful framework to guide learning design. However, instructors and designers face challenges implementing UDL. Luckily, there are many tools out there that can help designers/instructors to design courses that utilize multiple means of presentation, multiple means of engagement and multiple means of representations


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Oceanic 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
If You Build It, They Will Come. The Genesis of Institutional Online Professional Development.
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Natalie Pelham (American College of Education)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating an internal, online professional development program can encourage, support, develop and retain high-quality faculty and staff. In this workshop, we will explore how to develop, launch, sustain and celebrate your online professional development programs.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Education Session
What’s in Your Tool Box? Tools to Optimize Social Presence and Student Engagement in an eLearning Environment
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lori Kupczynski (Texas A&M University - Kingsville)
Co-presenters: Angela Gibson (Colorado State University - Global Campus), Shannon Groff (Florida State College at Jacksonville)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructors must break down barriers to student learning and engagement in elearning environments. Tools for building effective social presence in instruction will be discussed.  Participants are encouraged to share challenges in design and instruction of a course. Facilitators will workshop with participants to ensure that all leave the session with a fuller toolbox.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 2
Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
  • Panel Discussion
  • Streamed Session
Panel Discussion
Digital Ethics in a Post-Truth Society
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Nicola Marae Allain (SUNY - Empire State College)
Co-presenters: Enrico Bocciolesi (UNED / IELIT), Diane Gal (SUNY - Empire State College), Thomas Mackey (SUNY - Empire State College)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This panel will explore innovative learner-centered approaches to teaching digital ethics in a post-truth society. Panelists will address ethical considerations inherent in digital learning environments, tools, and applications. We’ll discuss implications for learning analytics, share strategies and assignments, and invite audience input using polls, survey questions, and Q & A.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Benchmarking Teaching and Learning Center Support for Online and Distance Learning: A Delphi Study
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jason Rhode (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Research
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session reports on the first phase of a wide scale benchmarking study of teaching and learning centers, which developed and validated a descriptive framework and instrument, and the implementation of the phase two benchmarking.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
Education Session
The “Dark Side” & “The Force” of Academic Support
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Dina Kurzweil (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Co-presenter: Linda Macaulay (Elizabethtown College)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty support professionals have varied roles, responsibilities and reach.  We will explore the who and what of faculty support professions and share techniques to stay away from “The Dark Side”  and inspire “The Force” that builds awareness and supports change for improved teaching and student learning in higher education.

 
Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Americas Seminar
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Building Presence with High-Impact Online Introduction Activities
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Stacy Greathouse (Texas Woman's University)
Co-presenter: Sheryl Narahara Hathaway (University of California)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Based on 5 Goals of Introduction Activities in Education, experience, evaluate, and create course-specific introduction activities for use online. Participants take away a process, an Introduction Activity Assessment tool to evaluate course introduction activities, a draft of an activity; and access to a repository of resources.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Asia 1
Education Session
How an Active Learning Strategy turned into an Authentic, Real Life Experience
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Mary Gozza-Cohen (Thomas Jefferson University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we share our journey of teaching our future biomedical science educators how to develop and teach online courses. Learn how a brainstorming activity identified an authentic need in a program that ultimately led to the deployment of three online, self-paced tutorials for use in a biology course.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Asia 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Real-Person, Real-Time Virtual Simulations: An Innovative Approach to Authentic Experiential Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Laurie Posey (The George Washington University)
Co-presenter: Christine Pintz (George Washington University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Simulations using standardized patients offer health professional students highly authentic experiential learning opportunities to support the development of clinical skills. Participants will learn about two studies that investigated the potential to offer these experiences using virtual technologies, and discuss opportunities to use real-person, real-time online simulations in other learning domains.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Asia 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Solving Blended Learning Challenges in 50 Minutes or Less!
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Rob Kadel (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore effective practices for blended learning based on the upcoming book, Blended Learning in Practice: A Guide for Practitioners and Researchers (MIT Press, 2019). After a brief presentation on blended learning at Georgia Tech, attendees will engage each other in fast-paced, small group discussions of meeting their own blended learning challenges.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Asia 4
Education Session
IELOL Springboard: Highlighting Accessibility and Promoting Universal Design for Learning Through Cross-Institutional Sharing
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Tim Walker (Loyola University Chicago)
Co-presenters: Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee), Sheryl Narahara Hathaway (University of California), David Rausch (University of Tennessee - Chattanooga), Gina Pazzaglia (Penn State University), Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The first part of this session will focus on an IELOL activity and the resulting lively network and groupthink it created. The second part would be sharing how each group member used this experience to highlight or jumpstart change to accessibility standards at our home university.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Asia 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Kicking Lecture to the Curb! Even Large Lecture Classes Can Experience Deeper Learning Using Active, Gamified, Project-Based Learning Strategies
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Niki Bray (The University of Memphis)
Co-presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, Dr. Bray will demonstrate how she re-designed a 120-student Intro to Exercise Physiology course with a high DWF rate into an instant success (over 100 A's) kicking lecture to the curb and using active, gamified, group project-based learning strategies. 


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Convention Foyer
  • Education Session
Education Session
Figure it out!: Develop data literacy skills through use of an interactive multimedia learning object (MMLO) to evaluate figures and tables.
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Steven Nagel (The Ohio State University)
Co-presenter: Ross Tamburro (The Ohio State University - Columbus)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Convention Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Evaluating published figures and tables for informational visual quality is a vital skill across many fields, yet students often struggle with mastery. In this interactive session, we will demonstrate a multimedia learning object developed for biomedical informatics students and share preliminary results from a research study evaluating its effectiveness.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
  • Education Session
Education Session
You be the Reviewer: Re-Applying the Quality Matters Rubric with Gamification
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Racheal Brooks (North Carolina Central University)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Freeman (North Carolina Central University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

"You be the Reviewer: Quality Matters at NCCU," is a new text-based mobile game that reinforces participants' understanding of the APPQMR best practices. Learn about the development and implementation of our mobile application, and extend the fun of the APPQMR throughout the course design process!


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Education Session
Building campus expertise through a faculty community of inquiry for online teaching
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Karen Skibba (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Co-presenters: Jonathan Klein (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Maria Widmer (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Hear how a faculty learning community uses the Community of Inquiry Framework to help instructors address misconceptions by exploring and applying best practices for quality online course design and teaching. The program engages participants with social, cognitive, and teaching presence that inspires teaching transformation. Practical and time-tested strategies are shared.

 


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
  • Education Session
Education Session
Impact of Course Quality on Student Academic Performance
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Cassandra Shaw (American Public University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Quality was thought to be an important factor in the delivery of online courses. This study documented the effects of quality within online learning environment on the performance of the student. Does the level of course quality have a statistically significant impact on course level student grades?


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
  • Education Session
Education Session
Examining the Effectiveness of a Synchronous Online Environment in Establishing Social, Cognitive and Teaching Presence
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Nancy Weissman (Cuyahoga Community College)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Based on doctoral research, this session examines the effectiveness of synchronous online learning environments in establishing social, cognitive and teaching presence in virtual instruction. In this presentation the research framework will be discussed followed by a description of the virtual instruction sessions and the results of the research study.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Increasing Retention and Engagement with Story-Centered Curriculum and Mentoring: A 4-Year Case Study
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Benjamin Manning (Socratic Arts/XTOL)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This case study outlines the success of Story Centered Curriculum (SCC) implemented in an online environment at the University of Texas and Rutgers University. Story centered learning will be defined and demonstrated in this educational session and the specific impact on student retention and engagement in an online environment will be the focus.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Checking Their Understanding: Designing Formative Assessments for Online Teaching
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Melissa Driver (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenter: Kate Zimmer (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation engages participants in a critical dialogue on the importance of integrating formative assessments throughout online learning, as well as the implications for learner and instructor. Instructors can check for understanding in several ways, including the use of oral language, collaborative assignments, questioning, writing, projects, performances, and tests (Fisher & Frey, 2007). Participants will see a variety of innovative examples that they can easily integrate into their online courses that build on learners’ prior knowledge and experiences. Discussions should yield bridges and barriers, along with future considerations to enhance online learning and how they can use this data to design instruction that will meet their student’s needs. 


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Accelerating Learning through Instructional Multimedia
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Debra Dunlap Runshe (Purdue University)
Co-presenter: Christopher Mong (Purdue University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating videos and other multimedia for learners in an online or hybrid environment requires skills that instructors need to shape effective learning environments.  Approaching these skills in a holistic manner embedded in course design helps ensure that instructional objectives and student needs are taken into account.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Blended Learning: Exploring the Framework of Complex Adaptive Blended Learning Systems in Higher Education
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Elisabeth McGee (University of St. Augustine)
Co-presenter: Prerna Poojary-Mazzotta (University of Florida)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This poster session will discuss research that explores key stakeholder roles and relationships that exist within the higher education blended learning ecosystem. The findings may serve as a guiding force to drive institutions to adopt more dynamic, integrated, and collaborative blended learning environments.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building A Culture of Quality Online Teaching & Learning: A 3 year case study & student impact study
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Saelee (Cal State University-East Bay)
Co-presenters: Monica Munoz (California State University - East Bay), Roger Wen (California State University - East Bay)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A state university’s vision and strategy to create a campus-wide QA culture will be presented. Based on a 3 year case study, participants will be introduced to a new proposed online instructional design system and the results of the data analysis.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Decentralizing Higher Education with Blockchain
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Tushar Singh (Minute School)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Recent advances in blockchain technologies will disintermediate higher education institutions as they currently exist, while more directly connecting students, educators, and content creators.

This session will provide insight into how existing online learning platforms can utilize the decentralization features of blockchain and smart contracts.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Discussion Hero: An Interactive Discussion Board that Encourages and Rewards Rich Dialogue
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Jacob Guerra-Martinez (Northwestern University)
Co-presenter: David Noffs (Northwestern University School of Professional Studies)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While online courses continue to proliferate, instructors struggle to get their students excited about participating in discussion boards. Discussion Hero is a gamified discussion rubric that turns discussion boards into debating boards. It encourages diverse points of view and respectful debate. It combines the traditional awarding of points with a progress meter that allows students to visually see how they are performing. This session will feature faculty and student perspectives on this new tool and what the future holds for its adoption in other courses.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Engaging Learners in Collaborative Communities of Inquiry through the use of Mixed-Reality Immersive Spaces
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Holly Atkins (Saint Leo University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover how one university uses student avatars in a virtual reality immersive space to engage online graduate students in developing inquiry skills such as observations and individual/focus group interviews in a collaborative environment.  Participants will view recorded sessions using Mursion virtual reality environment and Zoom video conferencing. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
In their own words: Defining success in Undergraduate Human Service Students
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Thalia MacMillan (SUNY Empire State College)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The concept of what it means to be successful is complex and has largely omitted the personal narrative.  Results from a mixed methods study exploring how human service students define student success and what may help them to achieve it.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Launchpad for Success: An Onboarding Model for Distant Learners in Health Professions Education
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Anita Samuel (Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences)
Co-presenter: Holly Meyer (Uniformed Services University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Health Professions Education (HPE) programs are embracing online learning to accommodate learners’ diverse needs. USUHS’ HPE program has developed a 5-step onboarding process to address issues of isolation and unclear program expectations experienced by online learners. This process is replicable across institutions, programs, and disciplines.


Discovery Session
On Your Mark, Get Set, Live: Getting Started with Live-Streaming
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Arianna Davis (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Jonathan Pizzo (University of Central Florida)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Demonstrating effective ways to utilize live-streaming technologies at your university. You will learn how to prepare and launch a successful live-stream to better interact with students, faculty, and peers using tools outside of your learning management system.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
One-step backward, two steps forward: “Traditional” but effective methods that optimize student engagement and learning effectiveness
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Tomomi Horning (Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this discovery session, participants will explore ways to engage learners in today’s fast-paced and sometimes impersonal world of online education.  “Traditional” but effective methods that optimize student engagement and learning effectiveness will be shared and participants will be asked to share and dialogue about strategies that work for them.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online Courses across campus. An institutional initiative to support online course quality reviews
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Pardess Mitchell (William Rainey Harper College)
Co-presenters: Melissa Baysingar (William Rainey Harper College), Jenny Henrikson (William Rainey Harper College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student success in distance courses often lag behind face-to-face sections. Colleges struggle with ways to improve distance learning. This team worked together to create an initiative that promotes quality distance courses by institutionalizing a course design review process for all courses taught at a distance.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Professional Practice Project: Utilizing Action Research Courses to Demonstrate Proficiency Through a Comprehensive Exam in an Online Ed.D. Program
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Aubrey Statti (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Comprehensive exams are a standard requirement in many Ed.D. programs. This discovery session will engage attendees in an open discussion of the outcomes of utilizing two online action research courses in an online Ed.D. program to prepare students from their comprehensive exam through the means of a Professional Practice Project.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Realistic Job Preview as an Alternative to Student Readiness for Online Learning Surveys
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Zahir Latheef (University of Houston - Downtown)
Co-presenters: Robert Robinson (University of Houston - Downtown), Sedef Uzuner Smith (University of Houston Downtown)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation recommends the use of Realistic Job Preview, an orientation technique widely used in the business field, as an alternative to student online readiness self-assessment surveys to provide future online students with a realistic picture of what online learning might be like.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Scorecarding: A First Step towards Evaluating Online Courses and Faculty
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Gregory Smith (Xavier University)
Co-presenters: Elaine Crable (Magis Learning Partners), Jill Segerman (Xavier University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will share experiences with course design and peer observation scorecards based on appropriate online learning heuristics for a fully online MBA program. We will perform active demonstrations of each scorecard and discuss their development, roll-out, faculty feedback, and potential impacts for tenure and promotion.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Smart Track to Success: Retaining Adult Learners in Online Education
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Michelle Wiley (Penn State World Campus)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Pennsylvania State University -- World Campus Smart Track to Success program supports adult learners in their academic journey. Smart Track to Success focuses on retention, support, and community by providing scholarships, academic support, and career and financial planning. Students connect with academic coaches who provide  support throughout the semester. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Snake Oil or Magic Bullet? Digital Learning in a Face-to-Face Environment
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Hillary Gleason (Laredo Community College)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will introduce the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of digital learning software in a humanities class.  Included will be a demonstration of Norton’s InQuizative, a best and worst practices discussion, and a presentation of data on the efficacy of this technology with regard to student success rates.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Students Cheat: Enforcing Academic Integrity in the Internet Age
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Paul Koester (Tarrant County College)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students cheat. They have the means, motive, and opportunity to receive credit for work done by others.  Internet sites will do their assignments for a fee. Others reward students for sharing exam questions and assignment solutions. Learn what you can do to discourage and detect this widespread practice?


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Supporting Collaborative Blended Math Explorations
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Robin Hummel (Bank Street)
Co-presenter: Laura Zadoff (Bank Street College of Education)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What happens when an on-campus collaborative math experience goes online? This presentation will focus on what the instructors learned, how it informed their blended
pedagogy, and the questions they now have moving forward as they hone a blended model for graduate math education study.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Creation of a Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Shawn Orr (Ashland University)
Co-presenter: Brandy Schaad (Ashland University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session is about creating a new Center for Innovation and Teaching Excellence at a College or University. We will include research on best practices in professional development as well as the impact of learning spaces (regardless of course modality) on faculty development and morale.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
ThingLink - 360 Degree Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Caryl Walling (Baker College Center for Graduate Studies)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, attendees will learn how to use the Thinglink digital tool to create a multimedia, interactive learning experience, which offers flexible learning paths to meet the diverse needs of students. Thinglink can offer background knowledge, videos, and opportunities for challenge all in on screen!


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Oceanic 1
  • Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
Adapting to Scale: A Multifaceted Partnership Model
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: James Paradiso (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Tarek Buhagiar (University of Central Florida), Thomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida), Ellen Mayes (Cengage), Jerri Norris (Cengage), Frank Claffey (Realizeit), Chafika Landers (Realizeit), Baiyun Chen (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has invested a considerable amount of capital in adaptive learning and uncovered a novel way to scale it. In this session, panelists will share insights into a ‘multifaceted partnership model’ that has paved the way for developing comprehensive adaptive learning solutions efficiently at scale.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Oceanic 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Embracing the Elephant(s): Cultures of Inquiry, Online Program Implementation, and Institutional Change
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Cathy Leaker (CUNY Kingsborough Community College)
Co-presenter: Loretta Brancaccio-Taras (Kingsborough Community College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation describes online academic program implementation strategies within a large urban community college resistant to change on both structural and cultural levels.  We demonstrate how we engaged such resistance through introducing a culture of inquiry that prioritized transparency, shared data, ongoing dialogue and a relentless focus on mission. 


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Oceanic 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Behind the Scenes – Scaling and Growing Online Classes at a Public University
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Chelsea McNeely (Southeast Missouri State University)
Co-presenter: Dennis Kinkead (Southeast Missouri State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Demand for online classes exceeds supply at Southeast Missouri State University. Go behind the scenes to learn the strategies and tactics to address demand including part-time instruction, graduate students, SPOC, co-copyright courses and our newest tactics – the Master Template Studio and Adjunct Integrity plan. 


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Oceanic 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Transforming the traditional face to face classroom to a holistic virtual environment.
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Jason Ruckert (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During this session you will learn how Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Worldwide views the solution to creating an online immersive experience and a sense of belonging to be holistic in nature and no one technology initiative can occur in isolation and meet the multiple needs and desires of our students.  


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Oceanic 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Reach Out and Touch Someone: Virtual and Physical Techniques to Create a Supportive Environment for Students
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Beth Rubin (Campbell University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session we will share a set of practices to create a high-touch environment for online students. Participants will learn a set of low-cost, high impact techniques involving both virtual and physical outreach that build connection and trust between students and those who support them.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Oceanic 7
Education Session
Podcasts for Professional Development: Transforming a Good Idea into a Great One
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Jinnette Senecal (Arizona State University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

So, you’ve decided to implement podcasts into your faculty professional development repertoire. Now what? Podcasts provide a flexible platform for anytime/anywhere, self-directed learning. This session will dive into the benefits and barriers to creating or repurposing podcasts, and how they may be integrated into a broader professional development ecosystem.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1
Concurrent Session 2
Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 2
  • Town Hall
  • Streamed Session
Town Hall
Town Hall: Learner Services and Support
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Daniel Hoppe (Horry-Georgetown Technical College)
Co-presenter: Michael Willis (University of Central Oklahoma - Institute for Learning Environment Design)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the current state of this track's topics, and get a glimpse into the future as well. The Accelerate Track Chairs and Best in Session presenters will share a snapshot of this year’s presentations in each track – the topics, the key words, the industries, and other trending details. Presenters will also guide a collaboration with our face-to-face and online participants to identify new areas needing exploration, examine growing challenges, and begin to investigate new topics waiting just around the corner to be explored.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Improve Instructional Design through Design Thinking
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Christine Paige (SUNY - Empire State College)
Co-presenters: Alena Rodick (SUNY - Empire State College), Jennifer Nettleton (SUNY - Empire State College), Mark Lewis (SUNY - Empire State College)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Design thinking incorporates a creative, structured, and organized process for designing projects. In this presentation, we will define and share examples of how we applied design thinking to our instructional design practices.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
  • Panel Discussion
  • Streamed Session
Panel Discussion
International Study: Dispelling Neuro-Myths & Examining Neuro-Pedagogical Beliefs & Practices within Higher Education
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kristen Betts (Drexel University)
Co-presenters: Jill Buban (Online Learning Consortium), Michelle Miller (Northern Arizona University), Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa (Harvard University Extension School), Tamara Galoyan (Drexel University), Brian Delaney (Drexel University)
Track: Research
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will highlight research from a 2018 international study that examined neuro-pedagogical beliefs held by instructors, instructional designers, and professional development administrators at four-year and two-year institutions across the United States and worldwide. Awareness of evidence-based practices from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and learning sciences will also be shared.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
With a Little Help from My Friends: The Power of the PLN
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), John Stewart (University of Oklahoma), Matthew Romanoski (University of Arizona), Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Ben Scragg (Arizona State University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

“Get by with a little help from your friends” and reflect on practices that help form connected and collaborative personal learning networks.  This interactive session will highlight the ways educators can leverage social learning as a means of critical professional development, crowdsourced problem solving, and collaborative scholarly work.  


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Asia 3
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
Faculty Meetup - OLC Institute for Professional Development
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come connect with your colleagues from the OLC Institute for Professional Development. OLC faculty, participants and those interested in becoming faculty for the OLC Institute are invited to attend. An update will be provided on current and developing initiatives.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Americas Seminar
  • Education Session
Education Session
A Team Approach to Redesign of a Large-Enrollment, High-Failure-Rate Course in a Blended, Active and Adaptive Format
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Cub Kahn (Oregon State University)
Co-presenters: Sara Clark (Oregon State University), Elizabeth Jones (Oregon State University), Katy Williams (Oregon State University), Susan Fein (Oregon State University), Lyn Riverstone (Oregon State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will demonstrate how a team of math instructors, instructional designers and instructional technologists completely redesigned college algebra as a blended, active, doubly adaptive course. This collaborative effort also informed redesign of the fully online version of the course leading to significant improvements in student success in both formats.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Asia 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Game based response systems vs Traditional LMS/CMS quizzes as formative assessment.
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Matthew Williams (Avon Lake City Schools - Kent State University)
Co-presenter: Scot Tribuzi (Kent State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How does LMS/CMS quizzing features as formative assessment compare to openly available game based response systems in online courses? What is the impact of including student generated quizzes? How do these different strategies compare on summative assessments? Join us for the interactive Blackboard vs. Kahoot vs. Quizizz challenge!


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Asia 2
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Leveraging VoiceThread to Enhance Communication and Collaboration in Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Burgner (Texas A&M University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

VoiceThread is a educational technology tool that allows educators and students to upload media and have a conversation around that media using different modalities. But how does it work? Can it enhance communication and collaboration in an online course? If so, how? This Express Workshop will allow participacipants to get up close and personal with VoiceThread and walk home with instructional strategies to enhance communication and collabration in online learning environments.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Asia 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Watch and interact: How do you make your videos interactive?
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jakia Salam (North Carolina State University)
Co-presenter: Angie Smith (North Carolina State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we want to present and explore different technologies and tools that can make videos interactive and fun. These tools and technology can change the passive nature of watching these videos to an active and engaging experience. We will discuss best practices, examples, and resources for these tools.

 
Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Asia 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Got Data - Now What?: Synthesizing Outcomes, Measures, and Success to Inform Institution-Wide Decision Making
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sherri Braxton (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Harrison (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session defines student success through a gamified exercise, delving into technologies that collect and manage data, and preparing participants to lead data discussions. Our dashboarding activity challenges attendees to classify student success indicators, practice bridging direct and indirect evidence, and collaborate to synthesize meaning from real-world institutional problems.

 
Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Asia 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
But I Know How to Use an LMS Already!: An Individualized Approach to Online Faculty Development
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Nancy Swenson (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Shelly Wyatt (University of Central Florida)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As increasing numbers of faculty arrive at their new institutions with previous online teaching experience, the question becomes: how do we effectively assess and certify these faculty members to teach online?  This session focuses on our individualized online faculty development option that operates alongside our standard online faculty development course.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Convention Foyer
  • Education Session
Education Session
Courageous Conversations about Race in Asynchronous Online Discussions
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Amy Hoyle (Cabrini University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Convention Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discussions about race and racism can pose challenges in face-to-face courses. Challenges are increased and altered in asynchronous online discussions. This study examines asynchronous discussions about race. Findings provide insight into how to design and teach fully online courses to engage students in conversations about race and racism.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Successfully Scaling an Online Instructor Certification Course: Challenges and Innovative Solutions
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Victor Ventor (University of South Florida)
Co-presenter: LaSaundria Bass (University of South Florida)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Since 2012, the University of South Florida has certified online instructors through a fully online course. The course is successful; however, there were administrative challenges including scalability, tracking, and maintenance. In this session, you will learn techniques and tools we used to streamline processes, reduce facilitator workload, and improve tracking.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Multidimensional Faculty Training to Create Exemplary Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Linda Feeney (Stockton University)
Co-presenter: Kathleen Klein (Stockton University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session describes a multidimensional training institute for new and experienced faculty focused on developing exemplary online learning experiences. The Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) model serves as the conceptual framework. A systematic process of data collection describes outcomes and supports replication and use by others


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
  • Education Session
Education Session
Achieving the Mission through Online Education: A Tribal College Leadership Case Study
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Lisa Bunkowski (Texas A&M University-Central Texas)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explores a qualitative study of tribal college leadership and online learning. The goals of this study were to examine the leaders’ perceptions of the strategies they determined to be most effective in leading their institution to achieve its mission, vision, and core values through online education.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Transforming Assignments for the Online Environment.
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Cherie Dodd (Indiana University Kokomo)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How to re-use your classroom assignments effectively in an online environment. A step-by-step approach to transforming your in-class assignment for the online environment. Participants will engage in small group discussions, complete an alignment worksheet for the assignment and discuss ways in which to increase student engagement.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Fostering Engagement and Inclusion in the Online Classroom
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Sandra Dunigan (College of St. Scholastica)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Designing an inclusive online learning community that utilizes choice and a variety of learning modalities is critical to enhance student learning. During this presentation, attendees will explore a variety of online teaching techniques and technologies which incorporate all three principles of Universal Design for Learning to foster engagement and inclusion.

 
Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Are They Really Watching? A Study of Student Video Viewing Habits
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Josh Lund (DePaul University FITS Department)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Conventional wisdom says that the shorter a video is, the more students watch. A two-year study of student video viewing habits is presented here, attempting to find the “sweet spot” in length for lecture content. The study also explores the effectiveness of segmenting a long video into shorter sections.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Advancing Culturally Competent Care
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Suzanne Martin Stricklin (Miami University of Ohio - Regionals)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join me in learning more about integrating, assessing and evaluating cultural competence across a curriculum while addressing course, program and national outcomes/standards. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Assessing student engagement; a universal approach to journaling
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Haley Sankey (Penn State-College of Earth and Mineral Sciences)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The session will explore the idea of universal journal prompts and rubrics. Attendees will be asked to discuss potential ideas for journal guidance and assessment that are broadly applicable to a wide range of student engagement activities.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building MITx MOOCs: A Surprising Path to Faculty Professional Development
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Lindsey Weeramuni (Massachusetts Institute of Technology )
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will tell the story of MITx, the MOOC division of MIT Open Learning, and how its effective support model of online course development lends itself to innovative professional development opportunities for MIT faculty.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Characteristics of Online Education that May Serve as Challenges and Benefits for Students of Varying Disability Groups
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Derek Malenczak (Rutgers University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In a study involving 1,665 students at Rutgers University, we investigate the challenges and benefits associated with taking online college courses. Participant data will be broken out by disability type (Mental, Learning, Physical, etc.) and compared. Strategies to overcome the identified barriers will also be discussed.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating Video for Enhancing Instructor Presence and Learner Engagement in Online Environments
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: John Solis (Baylor University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Integrating video in online courses has increasingly become a medium of choice among faculty as a mechanism for creating instructor presence and engaging learners.  In this session, attendees will explore three elements to effective use of video: how to manage cognitive load, establishing instructor presence, and increasing student engagement.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Data Driven Strategies that Encourage Collaboration within University Staff & Faculty that will Positively Impact Student Success!
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: sarah rasmussen (Dakota State University)
Co-presenter: Marcus Garstecki (Dakota State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this educational session, we will discuss how data driven decisions were made to impact student perceptions in online courses. We utilized the information drawn from the PSOL (Priority Survey for Online Learners) to identify key areas of strengths and concerns to improve the student experience.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Development of an online student orientation: Supporting success in the digital environment
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Jo Montie (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session you have an opportunity to review our Student Orientation for Online Courses Canvas course used to support the success of undergraduates in the digital environment. We will discuss the steps and collaborations involved in creating this course and the associated student self-assessment for online learning readiness tool. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Early Intervention! New Student Orientation to Foster Student Comfort and Success
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Adriane Kiefling (Samuel Merritt University)
Co-presenters: Liz Winer (Samuel Merritt University), Ellie Hoffman (Samuel Merritt University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online learning can feel overwhelming. Mastering the environment early creates success. Our 2-week orientation teaches students to navigate the LMS, use technology tools, be successful online learners, and learn the policies of their new school. Facilitators are able to spot and help struggling student, as well as connect with each student in a low-stakes environment.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
If You Build It, They Will Attend....Developing and Facilitating Online Faculty Professional Development With Limited Resources
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Daniel Hoppe (Horry-Georgetown Technical College)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will outline steps and actions to offer effective professional development options to online faculty. Areas of focus include understanding faculty needs, delivery of best practices and utilization of basic resources.  Participants will walk away with solid examples of how to implement effective professional development at their respective institutions. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Just-in-Time and Just-What’s-Needed: Harper College’s Targeted Approach to New Online Faculty Training
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Melissa Baysingar (William Rainey Harper College)
Co-presenter: Dominique Svarc (Harper College)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Harper College has developed three, two-week, fully-online courses for faculty who are new to online course development or facilitation.  The courses— called Create, Facilitate, and Enhance—each address a specific training need of our busy faculty.  Discover how Harper created this successful just-in-time and just-what’s-needed training experience


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Leading in a Time of Change and Transformation: Enhancing Your Leadership Capabilities
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Elisabeth Stucklen (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
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
Let the Cheaters Cheat! What We Can Learn from the World of Organized Cheating to Create Authentic Assessments
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Cheshta (Esha) Khurana
Co-presenter: Ph.D. (Wiley Education Services)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Academic dishonesty is an issue plaguing every educational institute today. This presentation will make a compelling argument to create fit to purpose assessments as a sustainable measure to curtail academic dishonesty. We will also discuss innovative resources, technology tools, and practical considerations to create new/multiple paths for demonstrating students success.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Memory in the Age of Ubiquitious Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Will Bachman (University of South Florida)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation is about the changing role of memory in a technology society and the importance of a nurturing a good memory in ourselves and our students. We will learn the techniques used by memory athletes and will discuss how these techniques can be applied in online learning environments.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Metacognitive Café - Improving Student Metacognition through Online Discussions
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Judith Littlejohn (SUNY - Genesee Community College)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Weekly, low-stakes “Metacognitive Cafe” discussions raise students’ awareness of how they learn and their level of understanding while underscoring the need to more actively engage with course materials. This paper discusses students’ participation in, and reaction to, these discussions.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Move Beyond Your Silo: How Creating and Utilizing Online Content Repositories Can Increase Faculty Efficiency and Foster Collaboration
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Lori Kupczynski (Texas A&M University - Kingsville)
Co-presenter: Angela Gibson (Colorado State University - Global Campus)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Working alone may feel like you are in a silo; however, adoption and development of central resource repositories offers the solution to get you back in the game! This presentation will focus on organization, excellent tools, and best practices to enhance teaching and take you out of isolation.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online debate: Using debate in an online asynchronous course
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Elissa T. Mitchell (University of Southern Indiana)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presentation will report on an asynchronous online debate assignment, including survey data on student satisfaction, participation, and skills gained, as well as reflections from the professor. The presentation will include lessons learned, as well as recommendations for the implementation of online asynchronous debate in online courses.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online Learning Efficacy Research Database
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Higher education faculty have expressed skepticism about the effectiveness of online learning. In response, the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit created a searchable database that helps users find discipline-specific research comparing online, hybrid/blended, and face-to-face modalities. Participants will be able to explore the database and learn about recent updates. 


Discovery Session
Stress Free Migration with your LMS: Taking your platform offline to move to the Cloud
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Kassy Tyler (JSOU)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Transitioning your LMS? Going offline for a short period?  Stop by to see how this university migrated from managed hosting to SaaS and survived!  You’ll learn about archiving,  prepping your designer staff and marketing to students and  faculty students. Also, tips on communicating with your LMS provider.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Value of Visuals in Online Education
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Ryan Eash (TechSmith Corporation)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. It's time to communicate beyond text. Come and learn the value that visuals bring to communication in an online learning environment. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
USING SIMPLE APPLICATIONS TO CREATE ONLINE INSTRUCTOR PRESENCE
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Christine Paige (SUNY - Empire State College)
Co-presenter: Alena Rodick (SUNY - Empire State College)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online instructors need to be intentional about crafting a sense of presence in their courses. Acquire quick and easy tools for your toolbox to successfully establish your presence in your online class. Various tools we will be exploring include, GroupMe, Doceri, Remind, Google Forms, Flubaroo and other beneficial apps. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using System Logs to Enhance Online Learning Research Projects
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Robert Zotti (Stevens institute of Technology)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Researchers can access large volumes of data generated by hundreds of online courses each semester through the use of system logs. An analysis of these logs, paired with enrollment records and other data, can lead to rich insights. This method is less intrusive and does not contribute to survey fatigue.   


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Oceanic 1
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Two Sides to Every Story: Exploring Multiple Perspectives of Instructional Design-focused Team Leadership Strategies
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Joseph DiPietro (National Defense University)
Co-presenter: Michael Jacobs (National Defense University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This Express Workshop explores maximizing the efficacy of team-based instructional design (ID) leadership strategies from both the perspectives of team leader and team member. Various vignettes, lessons learned, and best practices are unpacked to help attendees glean deep insights into the successes (and failures) of a higher education/federal government ID team.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Oceanic 2
  • Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
The Digital Campus as an Incubator and the Future of the University
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Joshua Steele (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Vincent Del Casino (University of Arizona), Melody Buckner (University of Arizona), Matthew Romanoski (University of Arizona)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This panel, featuring four members of the University of Arizona's Online leadership team, will showcase how innovations emanating from digital and online initiatives are shaping the future of the entire institution while re-envisioning the 21st Century "residential" university. 

 


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Oceanic 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Join “TOPcast Live!” A Recorded-Live Podcast and Dialogue Session for Leaders in Online/Blended Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Thomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida), Devon Cancilla (University of Missouri at Kansas City)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join in for an interactive, “recorded live” episode of TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast, a podcast for leaders in online/blended learning. Stimulate your thinking. Grow your network.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Oceanic 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
A Discussion about Adaptive Learning and Discussion Boards: What role can they serve and what value can they have?
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Matthew Vick (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Co-presenter: Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discussion boards present the opportunity for engagement with course topics and higher level thinking if designed and structured well.  Adaptive learning provides for self-paced, flexible learning paths. How can the self-paced, personalized flexibility of adaptive learning be combined with online discussions between students at very different places in course content?


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Oceanic 5
Education Session
Leveraging Learning Resources in Your LMS: Virtual Tutoring, Peer Mentors, and Research Appointments
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Jon Mladic (Rasmussen College)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Access and delivery of tutoring, peer mentors, and librarian support resources by integrating them directly within a LMS platform connects students to support at their point of need. Partnering with our course system engineers, our Library and Learning Services staff implemented innovative ways to increase students’ awareness of essential academic support resources.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Oceanic 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Other Side of Diversity: Being Aware When Online
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Richarne Fuqua (Baker College)
Co-presenter: Sue Sadik (Baker College)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Few platforms exist for faculty to collaborate, learn, and develop new techniques which foster inclusion and diversity especially when in the online environment. This session will provide educators with researched strategies and ideas to be interactive when working with students to promote awareness and acknowledgement of diversity.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1
  • Panel Discussion
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Panel Discussion
Measuring Online Graduate Student Connectedness and Engagement Activities that Impact Completion Rates
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Co-presenters: Meridith Bergeron (Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University), Sarah Fornero (Adler University)
Track: Research
Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Connectedness in online learning has an impact on retention and completion, but what activities build a sense of community? The National Survey of Student Engagement for undergraduates, and the Online Student Connectedness Survey are well-established, but there is need for a survey for graduate students and guidance for course design.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere 2
  • Town Hall
  • Streamed Session
Town Hall
Town Hall: Professional Development and Support
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Camille Karlson (None/Self/Individual)
Co-presenter: Glori Hinck (ghinck@stthomas.edu)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the current state of this track's topics, and get a glimpse into the future as well. The Accelerate Track Chairs and Best in Session presenters will share a snapshot of this year’s presentations in each track – the topics, the key words, the industries, and other trending details. Presenters will also guide a collaboration with our face-to-face and online participants to identify new areas needing exploration, examine growing challenges, and begin to investigate new topics waiting just around the corner to be explored.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Once Upon a Time: Course Development as Digital Storytelling
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sarah Bleakney (University of Florida)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Storytelling is key to student engagement. What better way to design a course than as a storyboarded, engaging narrative? From exciting characters, to a rising plot, and multiple dialogues, this panel presents a case study in thinking about course development as storytelling.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
  • Panel Discussion
  • Streamed Session
Panel Discussion
Let’s get real about engagement!
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jaclyn Krause (Central Washington University)
Co-presenters: Julie Bonner (Central Washington University), Laura Portolese (Central Washington University), Lori Braunstein (Central Washington University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you feel you have tried everything to get your students to engage in your online course? Does it seem like nothing works? "Is it something I’m doing wrong?" It might be the new “just-in-time” student. Come learn techniques and strategies for engaging the just-in-time learner in this panel discussion.

 

 


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Accessibility-Forward Course Development: Implementations of T/L Usability Tools for Improved User Experiences (and Why Ally Will Change Your World)
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University)
Co-presenters: Jessica Hall (Coastal Carolina University), Melissa Hortman (Medical University of South Carolina)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Over the last 3-5 years, an increasing focus in higher education has occurred around the topics of universal design, inclusivity, accessibility, and diversity of learners. The increasingly complex digital resources incorporated both within and outside of the classroom have presented challenges towards inclusivity for faculty who are striving to make their class materials accessible to all. 

Seeing this obvious gap between faculty knowledge/skill and student needs as a growth point for enhancing services, the presenters (administrators in online learning and faculty) will outline several distinct case examples from multiple campuses' successful implementation of a tool to heighten the overall accessibility of educational content;  to shape the culture of accessibility on a university's campus; and to provide metrics to assess growth in digital accessibility over time in a campus envioronment. Additionally, through an audience demonstration and participation activity, we will illustrate some remaining gaps in full educational inclusivity and understanding that have yet to be addressed, and will provide best practice recommendations on how to address these concerns.  


Wednesday November 14, 2018 - 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
Pacific Hall
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Learning How to Make the Future
Date: Wednesday, November 14th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jane McGonigal (Institute for the Future)
Track: N/A
Location: Pacific Hall
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Gamers are showing us the way to the future of online learning. Are you ready to play? In this keynote from acclaimed game designer and futurist Jane McGonigal, you’ll take a trip ten years into the future to see how new ways of collaborating, questing, and scoring (all directly inspired by today’s most popular videogames, from Fortnite to Pokemon Go) have transformed online learning. Immerse yourself in a future world where anyone, anywhere can be both teacher and learner – exchanging learning credits as easily as people are trading Bitcoin or collecting Pokemon today. When you approach the future of learning with the mindset of a gamer, who knows what doors you’ll unlock, what super powers you’ll gain, or what level you’ll break through to? This playful session will help you imagine alternate realities that you’ve never considered before.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Americas Seminar
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using Adaptive Learning Technology to Improve Student Learning in STEM Courses
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Cynthia Crimmins (York College of Pennsylvania)
Co-presenters: Jessica Fautch (York College of Pennsylvania), Laura Niesen (York College of Pennsylvania)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The use of adaptive learning technologies improved student success in STEM courses at our institution and now supports blended and online courses. In this session, participants will identify their own needs, consider best practices, and develop a plan to gain support for integrating adaptive learning technologies on their own campus.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Asia 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Reinventing General Education for the Future of Work and Learning
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Kathleen Stone (Strayer University)
Co-presenter: Caroline Masse (Strayer University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will share our approach to reimagining our general education core curriculum for adult learners where the essential workforce skills and behaviors that are critical to the future of work are introduced, practiced, and mastered through the lens of traditional liberal arts disciplines.

 
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Asia 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Free and Flexible Lecture Capture: Learn How to Use Free Software Originally Developed for Gamers to Record and Broadcast Your Content for Free!
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Chris Shaltry (Michigan State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will demonstrate how to obtain and use free software, originally developed for gamers, to record and broadcast your content for free.  Record and broadcast in real-time almost any combination of screens, computers, green screens, video backgrounds and other video sources with little to no post-production.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Asia 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Creating an Engaging Online Environment Through Video Discussions
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jackie Murphy (Drexel University)
Co-presenter: Joanne Serembus (Drexel University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In order to engage online students, FlipGrid was used in place of one-dimensional text-based discussion boards. Flip Grid is a web-based video discussion platform that allows meaningful collaboration in an online environment. During this interactive presentation, FlipGrid will be explained and participants will be able to try it out!


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Asia 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Building Engagement in the Implementation of Online Education Compliance Goals
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Richard LaFosse (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Co-presenters: Ilana Linder, Glenda Garcia (Indiana University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

After a brief overview of online education compliance (e.g., program integrity and web accessibility) presenters will guide a discussion of policy formation and implementation strategies that are inclusive of the various stakeholders affected by compliance mandates, including students, faculty, staff, and vendors.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Asia 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Fostering Community in an Online Program: Lessons from Faculty, Students, Staff and Alumni of a Master's Psychology Program
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Meredith Wells Lepley (University of Southern California)
Co-presenter: Steven Westberg (University of Southern California)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty and online master’s students conducted a study to examine the hallmarks of an ideal online learning community, determine the strength of their online program’s community, and recommend improvements. This presentation will describe the methodology and findings regarding key elements of community and facilitate a discussion of successful community-building strategies.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Convention Foyer
  • Education Session
Education Session
Greater Than the Sum of its Parts: The Many Branches of an Online Learning Center
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Casey Smith (Iowa State University)
Co-presenter: Josh Tenney (Iowa State University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Convention Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Higher Education is changing!  We need to adapt to meet the growing demands for students as well as potential students.  The Brenton Center at ISU has attuned its services to meet the common needs of faculty and students.  This session addresses strategies and operations of a distance education unit.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Spark Me Up! Using Adobe Spark to Create Unforgettable Content and Media
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Co-presenter: Niki Bray (The University of Memphis)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Create impactful visual stories with Adobe Spark, one of the easiest tools for creating stunning and effective images, web pages and videos! Join us in this hands-on workshop to see uses of Spark in actual courses and leave with completed Spark examples of your own.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Steal this Workshop! An OER about OER
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Olena Zhadko (Lehman College - CUNY)
Co-presenter: Susan Ko (City University of New York (CUNY))
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Open Educational Resources (OER) offer the promise of more affordable, more current, and accessible learning for our students. This unique session, itself an Open Educational Resource, is for those who want to better understand and promote the most effective and research-based use of OER at their own institutions or in their own courses. Participants will learn how to identify, find, evaluate, and implement OER, and will walk away with workshop materials, enabling them to adapt and deliver a faculty development program at their own institution and start integrating OER into their own courses.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere C
  • Education Session
Education Session
Achieving Online Learning Success; Contrasting Institutional Models
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Ron Legon (Quality Matters)
Co-presenters: Richard Garrett (Eduventures Inc.), Eric Fredericksen (University of Rochester)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We know what constitutes student success in online education, but can we define institutional success online? This session compares different institutional models, based on the CHLOE surveys of chief online officers, and contrasts the organizational structures, goals, policies and practices of online enterprise-level, community-based, regional, and specialized programs.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere D
  • Education Session
Education Session
Rethink Assessment: Creating Innovative Approaches to Authentic Learning
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Bethany Haglund (Northwest Nazarene University)
Co-presenter: Amy Ackley (Northwest Nazarene University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Harness the power of authentic assessment through innovative strategies for online, blended, or face-to-face learning environments. Educators from all levels will be introduced to the attributes of authentic assessment, and engage with multiple student-centered approaches for implementation in any content area.

 
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
  • Education Session
Education Session
What’s Love Got to Do with It? A Framework of Caring Pedagogy and Student Engagement
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Cindy Jennings (University of South Carolina Upstate)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What if we already have what we need to be truly connected in our educational encounters – including engaging students? What if connection and engagement does not require technology? What if all we need is love? In this session we will consider the idea of caring pedagogy as an expression of that love.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
  • Education Session
Education Session
7 Ways to Improve Your Online Synchronous Sessions
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Reginald Jackson (Northwestern University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

One of the biggest challenges for online faculty is to elicit participation in their synchronous sessions.  What’s the best way, they ask?  This session will present 7 tried & true methods; participants will share ideas; resulting in a crowdsourced set of shared best practices by the end this session.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Affordability Counts: Implementing an affordability strategy to impact learning
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: David John Palmer (Florida International University - Miami)
Co-presenter: Jaime Young
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Research has shown that if total costs run too high, students often opt out of purchasing textbooks, or may drop courses altogether, leading to delays in graduation or dropping out. Faculty don’t always know what their required course materials cost, and even if they do, they may not have the knowledge and/or resources available to redesign their course with cost and quality in mind.

The Affordability Counts program was created as a direct response to the increasing costs of textbooks in higher education. As part of the Affordability Counts initiative, faculty self-identify as teaching courses that contain course materials that are low cost. Courses that meet the selection criteria earn the ‘Affordability Counts’ medallion which can then be displayed within the course in the learning management system and course syllabus. The Affordability Counts initiative was awarded an OLC Effective Practice Award at OLC Accelerate november 2017.

** This session can function as either a Education Session or a Discovery Session


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
AN INNOVATION IN ONLINE COURSE DEVELOPMENT - LEVERAGING FACULTY DEVELOPMENT TO SUPPORT QUALITY COURSE DESIGN
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Anna Barichello (Wilfrid Laurier Univeristy)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come and explore a new approach to online course development realizing high quality course design, effective faculty development and support, and capacity building within your instructional design team. At Wilfrid Laurier University, we are building more online courses and programs by supplementing the front-end on-boarding process with a just-in-time resource.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating a Repository of Computer Simulations for Teacher Education
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Bradley (SUNY Empire State College)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Computer simulations are a useful tool for hands on learning, and a number of computer simulations for teacher training exist; however, they can be difficult to locate. This session will focus on an upcoming grant-funded project to develop an open source repository of information about teacher education computer simulations. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Empowering Learners & Making Connections: Institutionalizing an ePortfolio
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Duffy (jeduffy@baypath.edu)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Résumés and transcripts show a degree, courses, and grades, they don’t tell the whole story.  There’s more students can share about their knowledge and competencies. Bay Path’s ePortfolio incorporates the curricular and co-curricular as well as advising and other student services to help students articulate who they are.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Faculty Development and Student Learning: A Deep Dive into Instructor Presence
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Laura Sliwinski (Ashford University - College of Health Human Services and Science)
Co-presenter: Michelle Rosser-Majors (Ashford University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructor presence is equally important in traditional and online classrooms. Faculty must be intentional about creating an environment that encourages student learning. This session examines the results of a yearlong research and development initiative focused on leveraging technology to increase instructor presence and improve student learning, lower drop rates, and increase student/faculty satisfaction.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Fostering Social Presence from the Acceptance Letter: Utilizing an Online Orientation to Help Create Social Presence in Online Degree Programs
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Rebekah Grosboll (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Social presence is essential to online programs, but many programs do not start cultivating social presence until the first class begins.  What if students could begin connecting from admission?  Participants will experiment with and provide feedback on technologies and methods for fostering social presence through an online orientation course.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Important Pedagogical Elements for Online Instruction
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: John Steele (Grand Canyon University-Phoenix)
Co-presenters: Rick Holbeck (Grand Canyon University), B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An exploratory study examined online faculty’s perception of the most valued pedagogical elements that support effective online teaching and learning.  Results from faculty focus groups revealed a number of key themes: Personalization, Faculty Efficiency, Instructor Presence, Making Connections, Immediacy and Content Development. The presentation will review the results of the focus groups and provide research-driven recommendations for maximizing instructor efficiency AND effectiveness while incorporating unique pedagogical elements.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Information Literacy in the Learning Management System: Examples of successful collaborations between librarians and classroom faculty
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Mary-Michelle Moore (University of California Santa Barbara)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating information literacy modules, learning objects and consulting with classroom faculty on research assignments gives students greater research experience without faculty having to give up precious lab or class time and extends the research of instruction librarians to have a more significant impact on our students.


Discovery Session
Innovations for Maximizing Engagement in Online Discussion Boards
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Hirashiki (Westcliff University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In online classes, forum discussion promotes interaction and learning, yet students often find the questions and overall format to be monotonous and unengaging. In this session, two program directors will provide practical approaches to reinvent the online discussion forum for optimal learning and engagement to occur.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Is Anyone Out There? Using Google Analytics to Understand Your Website Visitors
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Tracy Craven (Mississippi State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Center for Distance Education (CDE) at Mississippi State University uses Google Analytics to track all website visitors and evaluate our marketing efforts.   This session will take a look at Google Analytics, a free tool, metrics and data to highlight the most useful tools to better understand your website visitors.   Using this data will allow you to better use your marketing dollars and provide more resources for program recruiters.   


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Myth Busters: Challenges Teaching in an Online World
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Colorado State University - Global Campus)
Co-presenters: Lori Kupczynski (Texas A&M University - Kingsville), Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore), Shereene Harford Twum-Barimah (St Georges University School of Medicine)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Ready to bust some myths? This panel from the field of online learning will discuss several elearning myths including quality, instruction and student interaction, design, preparation, and delivery. Participants are encouraged to bring myths ready to be busted. Myths will be countered with research, industry standards, pedagogy, and effective practices.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Redesigning an Online Faculty Enrichment Course to Meet the Individual Needs of Experienced and New Faculty
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Csilla Stewart (Indiana State University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explains how instructional designers tailored professional development and support services to meet individual needs of new and experienced faculty  related to online course design. A successful course redesign process, resources, lessons learned, and outcomes will be shared about this incentivized faculty development program.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Scaling Online Classes – How to Build Master Course Templates and a Network of Qualified Adjuncts
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Dennis Kinkead (Southeast Missouri State University)
Co-presenter: Chelsea McNeely (Southeast Missouri State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Demand for online classes is far exceeding supply at Southeast Missouri State University. To address this, a holistic plan was developed that can scale online courses.  This includes the development of master course templates, an adjunct recruitment pool, training, and an adjunct support system.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Supporting Online Student Success Cross-Functionally: The Collaborative Work of the Office of Advising and the Online Campus at Columbia University’s School of Social Work
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Matthea Marquart (Columbia University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will share the unique and comprehensive student advising model at Columbia University’s School of Social Work (CSSW), as well as how the Online Campus administration works with the Office of Advising to support the success of online students who live across the U.S.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Design, Development, and Efficacy of the Virtual Training of Peer Mentors to Broaden Women’s and Minorities’ STEM Participation
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Amanda Rockinson (The University of Memphis)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The participants will discuss noy only why training for eMentoring is important to improve underrepresented minority women students’ STEM self-efficacy and mentorship skills but also design and development considerations for developing mentoring training online. Participants will also learn about the efficacy of the eMentoring training through presentation of quantitative and qualitative findings from a pilot study.   


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Ethical Imperative of Learning Analytics: Perspectives from Campus & EdTech Leaders
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: John Whitmer (Blackboard Inc.)
Co-presenter: John Fritz (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As academic technologies are more deeply integrated into higher education, the ‘data exhaust’ emitted can provide insights into student success, technology adoption, and instructional design.  What should we do with large- and smaller-scale research findings about student learning? What barriers prevent further progress and what can we do?

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Playtesting's the Thing: Suggestions for Developing Educational Game Designs
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Mark Lewis (SUNY - Empire State College)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Playtesting is an essential process for designing games for learning. This presentation examines the playtesting ethos incorporated in online undergraduate courses on Game Design and Development and graduate courses on Digital Games, Simulations and Learning, and offers suggestions for faculty on using playtesting when developing their own educational games.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Visually Appealing Professional Development & Collaboration Using Digital Content Curation
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Lisa Shappee (Kansas State University Polytechnic)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many tire of twitter feeds and long lists of hyperlinks and would enjoy more visual appeal when utilizing the web for professional development.  This visual is also wonderful when sharing information with colleagues or creating projects for online courses. Digital content curation can help to meet these needs and more.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
What Does the 1-1 Device Model Look and Feel Like? Engaging Students in 21st Century Learning
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Jason Snart (College of DuPage)
Co-presenter: Timothy Henningsen (College of DuPage)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this Discovery Session, presenters will showcase their pilot project and emerging research around implementation of a 1-1 device model - every student brings a laptop to every class meeting - in conjunction with major curricular redesign to foster high-demand, 21st century skills that include multimodal content creation and digital collaboration.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Would you or wouldn't you?: Using script concordance-style questions to enhance clinical reasoning and online discussion
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Katie Cardone (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)
Co-presenters: Darren Grabe ( Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences), Maree Michaud-Sacks (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Script concordance-style (SC) vignettes were used to enhance critical thinking and discussion among students in a fully-online pharmacy therapeutics course. Students independently responded to SC cases, then posted answers on VoiceThread®. Responses from peers aided students in selecting final answers. Reflections were included in weekly assessments.Script concordance-style (SC) vignettes were used to enhance critical thinking and discussion among students in a fully-online pharmacy therapeutics course. Students independently responded to SC cases, then posted answers on VoiceThread®. Responses from peers aided students in selecting final answers. Reflections were included in weekly assessments.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Oceanic 1
  • Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
Getting the M.O.S.T. Benefit from OERs: Scaling and Sustaining the Maryland Open Source Textbook Initiative through Effective Partnerships
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: MJ Bishop (University System of Maryland)
Co-presenters: Fiona Yung (edBridge Partners), Josh Baron (Lumen Learning)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative’s statewide mandate is to scale adoption of “openly licensed, fully accessible” instructional materials. This session shares how M.O.S.T., using effective partnerships, supports sustainable OER adoptions across Maryland’s public colleges and universities to strengthen access, affordability, and achievement.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Oceanic 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Pulling the Plug on Lecture Capture: combing blended, adaptive, and active learning for student success
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Thomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

UCF is redesigning the foundational Business curriculum from a large-scale lecture capture model to a new model of instruction combining blended, adaptive, and active learning. Goals are enhanced student engagement and increased success—at scale.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Oceanic 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Utilizing a Technology Dashboard to Analyze Key Performance Indicators for Improved Student Success and Satisfaction
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Holly Love (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenters: Steve Peterson (Grand Canyon University), Kelly Padilla (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A Key Performance Indicator (KPI) is a performance measuring tool used to evaluate the success of an organization.  Identifying and analyzing critical performance measures through a KPI dashboard supports efficacious faculty coaching which leads to effective operationalization of student success.  A collaborative, operational approach provides a synergy of effectiveness leading to student success.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Oceanic 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
A Student's Road to Success: Faculty as guides along the journey
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Kyle Whitehouse (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Marleigh Perez (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty ask, “how can I notify someone about a student who needs help beyond my scope?”  Student support teams ponder how to reach those same online students proactively.  Join Oregon State Ecampus to learn about faculty/student support collaborations that offer creative solutions and effective interventions for all.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Oceanic 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Personalize your Master Course Using Student Engage Strategies
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Danielle Budenz (Gwynedd Mercy University)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Aucoin (Gwynedd Mercy University )
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session focuses on the use of student engagement strategies and technology to personalize master courses. Presenters will review best practices to increase student engagement, and discuss how implementing these strategies can help online instructors bring their personalities and expertise to master courses. Presenter and audience experiences will be shared.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Oceanic 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Learning is Earning: The Future of EdTech on the Blockchain
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Taylor Kendal (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It has been described as the most important technology since the internet, and for good reason. The blockchain is no longer a fringe technology with narrow economic applicability; it has become the digital backbone for thousands of innovative applications. Discover the tools and trends on the verge of (re)defining online learning.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Education Session
Active Learning across Modalities: A Model for Interdisciplinary Faculty Development
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Anna Turner (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Aimee deNoyelles (University of Central Florida), James Paradiso (University of Central Florida), Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The University of Central Florida’s Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning and Center for Distributed Learning collaborated to offer a blended semester-long Course Innovation Project about active learning across modalities for faculty. In addition to receiving the materials from this project, participants will engage in activities which model active learning.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere 2
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Gamify Your Online Teaching
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Andrew Tatusko (Penn State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We built an online faculty development course to explore games and gaming concepts in online course design. The course itself implemented gaming concepts and gave the faculty an immersive, gamified, online learning experience. Come see how we did it, and how faculty experienced it! 


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Group Work: Students Don’t Have to Hate it
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Dacia McCoy (University of Cincinnati - Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Chelsea Ritter (University of Cincinnati)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We know that students and even some instructors, especially online, view group work unfavorably. Does this have to be the case? There are different levels of group work that can ease both students and instructors into the benefits of collaboration that can only be practiced through a group work experience.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Meet HAX: Empowering Faculty, Designers, and Students
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Melissa Hicks (Pennsylvania State University)
Co-presenters: Bryan Ollendyke (Penn State University - College of Arts & Architecture), Katrina Wehr (Penn State University - Smeal College of Business), Michael Collins (Penn State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The idea is simple yet transformative: empower faculty and designers to create engaging instructional content without needing to understand all the traditional considerations of producing that content. Give them flexibility. Give them robust options to educate students. Make it easy. Make it accessible. Give them HAX.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Americas Seminar
  • Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
Nuts & Bolts: Building 400 Health Science E-Modules using the E-Learning Scorecard
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Peggy Moore (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Co-presenters: Tammy Webster (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Shireen Rajaram (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Alissa Fial (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Ronald Shope (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the nuts and bolts process of creating the UNMC E-Learning Scorecard resulting from the building of over 400 online curriculum modules by health sciences faculty and students.  Explore the study results of the scorecard's usability and inter-rater reliability with both novice and expert faculty users.

 


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Asia 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Use of Social Media for Active Learning and Student Engagement
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Villa Vance (Dallas County Community College)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

People use social media every day to connect and gather information. Its presence in higher education is increasing as educators find ways to incorporate technology to engage their student and enhance learning in their course. This session will provide information on how to use Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube in a formal class setting to engage the student and promote active learning.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Asia 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Adapting to Adaptivity: Helping Faculty Use Adaptive Courseware Effectively
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Don Carter (Northern Arizona University)
Co-presenter: Dale Johnson (Arizona State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Abstract:

More than simply being about the technology, effective teaching with adaptive courseware is about ways in which faculty, coaches and their institutions can provide support to prepare students before they arrive on campus and to continue that support in class on an on-going basis.  The quality of faculty effectiveness is greatly improved with focused faculty development sessions that prepare them to use the software to its best advantage for themselves and their students.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Asia 3
  • Panel Discussion
  • Streamed Session
Panel Discussion
Student+Faculty Panel: Using OER with Digital Courseware to Break the Iron Triangle
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Mark McBride (SUNY System Admin)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

n higher education, breaking the “iron triangle” means simultaneously reducing costs, improving the quality of learning, and operating effectively at scale. This multi-institutional panel shares perspectives from SUNY and CUNY students and faculty about using open educational resources (OER) with personalized learning courseware to break the proverbial iron triangle.

 
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Asia 4
  • Panel Discussion
  • Streamed Session
Panel Discussion
Innovation, Collaboration, and Leadership: Key qualities for advancing initiatives and your career in online education.
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Douglas Geier (Golden Gate University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With new technologies available every day, opportunities to pursue new initiatives in online education are limitless. However, knowing who to collaborate with and how to frame your ideas are paramount to gaining leadership’s support. Join us in a lively discussion on key strategies for developing collaboration, networking, and innovation skills.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Asia 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Reading Strategies for eLearning
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Juliet Cassidy-Floyd (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Was your dream to become a reading teacher?  Students struggle with the required reading in an online course.  This session will provide research-based strategies for faculty to aid students in becoming more proficient readers using eText.  Attendees will leave with tools to assist students in diving deeper into the content!

   
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Convention Foyer
  • Education Session
Education Session
An Excellent Adventure or Bogus Journey? – The aftermath of implementing a college-wide web accessibility plan
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Marc Nash (Pikes Peak Community College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Convention Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on the aftermath of Pikes Peak Community College’s implementation of a Web Accessibility Plan, including lessons learned, success stories, suggestions for other institutions, and what the future holds for digital accessibility.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Make no Assumptions: New Online Faculty Orientation
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Ellie Hoffman (Samuel Merritt University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

All full time and adjunct faculty are required to successfully complete our online teaching orientation prior to teaching online in graduate programs. This three-week facilitated online course includes assignments directly tied to preparation of the courses they will be teaching.  CBE  (Competency Based Education) exemptions are awarded depending on existing skills.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Program on a Mission: What High Quality Instruction Looks Like in One Online Special Education Graduate Program
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Kate Zimmer (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenter: Jordan Cameron (Kennesaw State University Distance Learning Center)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Teacher preparation programs are increasingly delivered using online and distance technology.  A comprehensive, state University will share its approach to the development and implementation of a fully online Master of Education program in Special Education.  In addition, the presenters will emphasize the planning, organization, delivery, obstacles, and successes of the first five years.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere C
  • Education Session
Education Session
eLearnReady 1 & 2: Let's Prepare Both Students & Faculty for a High Quality Learning Environment
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University)
Co-presenters: Cheng-Yuan (Corey) Lee (Coastal Carolina University), Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Research on student learning outcomes (SLOs) in higher education online learning environments indicates a number of factors impact student success. This research takes a hands-on, dual-factor approach by addressing concerns on both the student and the faculty side relating to a positive student experience, precipitated by a well-prepared faculty member and course. 

During this session, we will be presenting the eLearnReady Student Readiness tool, which includes a personalized and/or class-based scoring system,  indicating a low, medium, and high range of skills needed to succeed as an online students. A discussion of collected survey data alongside a showcase of the elr tool will be presented, along with a walk-through to the audience of how-to's for free, course-level or campus-wide adoption of this tool may be enacted. Additionally, elr 2.0--which focuses on online faculty readiness characteristics--will be showcased to inform attendees how faculty may individually evaluate their needed improvements in online instructional skills. 

Participants to this session will be provided with details on how to readily adopt both of these free, validated tools into their online courses, programs, and universities, along with a set of related references supporting the research behind the development of these tools. 


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere D
  • Education Session
Education Session
Flipping, Blending and Integrating: A Model for Accelerating Interdisciplinary Knowledge Integration in Higher Education
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Paige McDonald (The George Washington University)
Co-presenters: Karen Schlumpf (George Washington University), Philip Van der Wees (George Washington University), Mary Corcoran (George Washington University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session introduces a flipped, blended and integrated model of learning design and delivery to accelerate knowledge integration based upon active and collaborative pedagogies. We review evidence of resulting interdisciplinary knowledge integration and application. We offer insight into requisite structures and processes for faculty collaboration in an interdisciplinary program.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Education Session
Beat the Cheat: Safeguarding your Course from Academic Integrity Violations
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: April Millet (Pennsylvania State Univeristy)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Academic integrity violations are plaguing a large swath of college classrooms across the country. New “study” websites are popping up that make it easier and easier for students to cheat. Some don’t even realize what they are doing is cheating. Do you feel like all you can do is throw up your hands and deal with the cheaters when it happens? Does it seem like nothing you try works? Does your heart break every time you catch a student cheating? Join this session to learn some practical solutions to deter cheating and limit the academic integrity violations.   

 
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Leadership through Communities of Practice (CoP): Supporting faculty development and student success through virtual CoPs.
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Julie Golden (Florida Atlantic University)
Co-presenter: Nicole Reid (Florida Atlantic University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Grow your community of practice (CoP) and watch it flourish by applying our unique, innovative, hands-on approach to the creation, facilitation, and maintenance of institutionally-sponsored virtual communities of practice (vCoP). Our collaborative structure is designed to continuously support faculty development and student success in online programs.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Becoming a Student-Ready Writing Center: Flipping the Paradigm to a Multi-modal Service Model
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Anne Raines (University of Arkansas - Center for Learning)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To be a Student-Ready Writing Center, we revamped our programming to include a wider variety of service types.  These new modes for offering learning support include synchronous and asynchronous online tutoring, a help desk phone line, online chat for quick questions, and a variety of modes for feedback.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Conquering the final frontier: Taking your STEM courses online
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Andrew Rourke (Maplesoft)
Co-presenter: Steve Furino (University of Waterloo)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session you’ll learn more about the benefits and obstacles that come with shifting to online education, and about the challenges particular to STEM. You’ll experience first-hand how modern courseware technologies make this transition easier and more effective, and how emerging technologies are meeting the needs of STEM education.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Demystifying Successful Group Projects
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Eileen Horn (University of Wisconsin Extension)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session was prepared to meet the needs of faculty working with the University of Wisconsin Extension's division of Continuing Education, Outreach, and E-Learning  (CEOEL). CEOEL-affiliated faculty specifically requested resources to help them design and facilitate online group work.  Using a scenario and real examples, participants will discuss successes and challenges related to group projects and come away with practical strategies for implementing online group projects based on examples from our degree programs and evidence-based best practices.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Effective Faculty Development Models for 21st Century Teaching
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Luke Dowden (Alamo Community College District )
Co-presenters: Niki Bray (The University of Memphis), Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Lisa Johnson (Reflective Learning)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, academic leaders and others responsible for and/or engaged in faculty development will share their collective models and strategies for the design, development, implementation and evaluation of faculty support programs focused on 21st century teaching competencies. Panelists will emphasize the successes, challenges, and overcoming resistance to shifts in existing faculty support models. Each presenter will share strategies and institution-specific examples showing common themes and the differences in our institutional experiences. Participants will receive actionable ideas and specific strategies from recognized authorities and innovation influencers in the field to higher education that can be incorporated into faculty support and development initiatives. Participants will be invited into an extended conversation about 21st century teaching with the panelists and other participants.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
From 0 to 700 in 3 Months: Administrative Considerations for Launching a New LMS
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Michael Petroski (Lynn University - Boca Raton)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will provide an administrative overview of how a small university launched a new LMS in just 3 months. By  the end of the summer, over 700 courses, including online and traditional, were up and running. Lessons learned, challenges, and recommendations for similar projects will be discussed.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
How Journalism and Mass Communication Schools Prepare and Support Instructors to Teach Online: A Multiple Case Study
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Brian Delaney (Drexel University)
Co-presenter: Kristen Betts (Drexel University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This qualitative multiple case study explores how journalism and mass communication schools prepare and support faculty and adjunct instructors who teach online, and examines the collaborative relationship between instructors and instructional designers through the lens of a professional learning community.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
How to Implement a Faculty Resource Center (FRC) within your LMS to Stay Connected with Online Faculty
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Dana Wilkie (Post University)
Co-presenters: Daniel Facchinetti (University of Connecticut), Kristi Newgarden (Charter Oak State College), Patrice Farquharson (Post University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will focus on how online programs at colleges and universities can develop and use a Faculty Resource Center (FRC) within the LMS to provide faculty and staff the skills they need to ensure student success. The presentation will demonstrate Post University’s and Charter Oak State College's (FRCs) and show the features and benefits that allow for easy tracking of faculty development coursework and mandated training modules. This demonstration will provide the audience with a powerful connection tool to faculty, staff, and administrators. 

 


Discovery Session
Improving k12 online Student Success By Applying Community of Inquiry Model.
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Jeffrey Kissinger (Graduation Alliance)
Co-presenter: Rachel Winkeller (Graduation Alliance)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore the efficacy of the COI model applied to a large k12 company that provides online learning opportunities to school districts across the United States.  Specifically, active online learning facilitation will be discussed to promote more successful learning outcomes.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
INSANITY OR CLARITY: CONVERSATIONS ADDRESSING ELEMENTS OF SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE LEARNING
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Lois Oestreich (Salt Lake Community College)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Synchronous instructional components are not for the faint of heart! This session weaves together lively conversations of triumphs and tragedies and ends with a shopping list of possibilities to humanize virtual classrooms. Perfect for those who use or are curious about synchronous elements emphasizing novice use of LMS/web conferencing tools.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Instructional Designers Can Do What? Forming a Partnership for Online Program Development.
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Amy Murzyn (College of Saint Scholastica The)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This Discovery Session focuses on the collaborative process of designing a new online program. We will discuss ways you can utilize resources at your institution, including instructional designers and collaborative tools, to create and deploy an online program from the development of syllabi and program outcomes to individual course design.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Leveraging MOOC Data to Improve Faculty-Built Courses
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Graham Anthony (Teaching and Learning Services)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session examines the difficulty of assessing and improving the learner experience in traditional faculty-built online courses. We will emphasize methods of collecting useful data for quality management in situations where student feedback and/or success data is difficult to obtain. We will present data from team-built MOOCs as an example of a useful proxy for traditional measures of student success.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Measuring the Delta: Comparing the Efficacy of Game Based Learning in Pre and Post-Assessments
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Timothy Loatman (Collegis Education)
Co-presenter: Rebecca Anderson (Collegis Education)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Comparing valid data from pretests and post-tests, the causality of game based learning becomes evident. In controlled cohort testing, learning deltas for students who participated in GBL are compared to students who did engage in GBL. The Hypothesis is GBL causes students boost their post-assessment scores. Students without GBL consumption would experience only marginal improvements in their scores.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Shelbot 2.0: Lessons Learned from a Higher Ed Telepresence Robot Experience
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Adrienne Wooten (Arizona State University)
Co-presenter: Babette Kraft (Arizona State University )
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you have distance barriers preventing students from attending a desired course? Or do you have remote staff or other stakeholders who would like to be more than just a face on a computer screen? Join us for an overview of our experience and interact with a Double Robot yourself!


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Soft Power Strategies for Online Program Development
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Owen Guthrie (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore and discuss soft power strategies for program development within the context of a mid-sized public university. Here, we examine a case study involving recent efforts to bring STEM programs online to identify successes and failures on the path to improving both the quality and quantity of online programs. 

 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Supporting the needs of an ever growing online population: online learners
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Jaimie Hoffman (Noodle Partners)
Co-presenter: Matt Imboden (Wake Forest University School of Business)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online increase access to higher education in ways that campus-based programs cannot and the number of students enrolling some online cours(es) or exclusively online is growing. Come learn about the trends associated with this growing population and how to create an ecosystem inclusive of supporting online learners.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Take a Sip of MERLOT: Building Community and Collegiality through Peer Review and OER
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT & University of Western Ontario)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

One ubiquitous challenge within higher education remains the need for connected networks of practitioners working together to share knowledge and resources.  In addition to providing the benefits of peer reviewed open educational resources, MERLOT affords educators the opportunity to build community and collegiality in a digitally connected universe. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Storyline Course: Using Narrative Structure to Create an Inclusive Online Introductory Psychology Design
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Chris Roddenberry (Wake Technical Community College)
Co-presenters: Shelley Evans (Wake Technical Community College), Cynthia Bowers (Wake Tech)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Get to Graduation is an innovative online psychology course that uses a branching narrative format to create an inclusive course design. This discovery session will describe storyline courses, share perceptions from a student cohort that took a storyline class, and introduce attendees to narrative possibilities in their own classes.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Three Legged Stool for Nursing Student Success
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Norine Masella (SUNY Empire State College)
Co-presenters: Bridget Nettleton (SUNY - Empire State College), Jennifer Nettleton (SUNY - Empire State College)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on unique ways in which SUNY Empire State College supports online nursing students in completing advanced degrees (Bachelors and Masters). In particular, the usefulness of student online orientations, close interactions with mentors, and ongoing student services will be explored.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using graphic novels to enhance scenario-driven projects for a cloud computing program
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Jessica McCarty (University of Maryland University College)
Co-presenter: Andrew Rider (University of Maryland University College)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Courses in University of Maryland University College’s (UMUC’s) newly developed graduate program in cloud computing architecture provide an immersive learning designed with the adult student needs in mind for an applied learning experience that provides focused, job-relevant knowledge.

In this session, instructional designers will present a cloud computing classroom that utilizes graphic novels and storytelling to enhance the scenario-driven project-based learning.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
When Course Certification Becomes Accessible
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Torie Wynn (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Expanded accessibility expectations for Online Course Certification at UMKC created a need for improved training opportunities for faculty. In response, Instructional Designers created an accessibility training website that focuses on document accessibility, video captioning, alt text, and color contrast. Hear about the process and discuss future improvements to the website.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oceanic 1
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Excellence in Online Courses and Programs: Moving Quality Forward at Your Institution
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Charlotte Jones-Roberts (University of Central Florida), Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida), Nancy Swenson (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Quality checklists/scorecards provide a strategic resource for any higher education institution committed to excellence in online courses or programs. The purpose of this express workshop is to provide customizable checklists, rubrics, planning guides, and evaluations from which to choose for outlining an implementation plan for your unique role and institutional operations.  


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oceanic 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Prevent, Target, and Troubleshoot Online Faculty Performance Concerns through Coaching and Community-Building
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Bethanie Hansen (American Public University System)
Co-presenter: Elizabeth Pearsall (American Public University Sys)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Vision and leadership can motivate employees to perform well, enjoy their work, and innovate. Yet in the competitive climate of online higher education, managing minimum faculty engagement and performance ensure a consistent student experience. Balancing basic performance management with vision and direction is challenging but possible. In this presentation, participants will learn best practices to lead and manage online faculty and strategies to prevent, target, and troubleshoot faculty performance concerns. Participants will gain fresh insights and tools to build community among remote faculty employees, minimize management demands, provide vision and direction, and maximize faculty performance through coaching.    


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oceanic 3
Education Session
Transitioning Academic Learning Environments: A TALE as Old as Time
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Mariann Hawken (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Co-presenter: Holly Owens (Touro College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Touro College & University System each used Blackboard for more than fifteen years, pushing it to the limits. While Touro initiated a migration to Canvas, UMBC opted to move to Blackboard’s Ultra Experience. Learn how each plans to support a dynamic and complex transition.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oceanic 4
Express Workshop
Revolutionize Your Writing & Reading Courses with The Excelsior OWL
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Michelle Abeyta (Excelsior College)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Excelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an award-winning OER offering interactive, multimedia support for college and developmental writing and reading. During this session attendees will try out the OWL and all its interactive pieces, create an Owlet, and participate in a site scavenger hunt.The Excelsior Online Writing Lab (OWL) is an award-winning OER offering interactive, multimedia support for college and developmental writing and reading. During this session attendees will try out the OWL and all its interactive pieces, create an Owlet, and participate in a site scavenger hunt.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oceanic 5
Express Workshop
Academics and Workforce Development: Leverage OER to Rapidly Develop Curriculum to Address Students’ and Programs’ Workforce Needs
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn to use SkillsCommons, the US Department of Labor’s open library of workforce development OER and save time and money by adopting and customizing quality online curriculum.   Learn how the OER can be used for apprenticeship programs, professional development of faculty, and rapidly development quality career and technical training.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Oceanic 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Exploring Student Self-Regulation in the Online Environment: Strategies for Faculty and Designers
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Sarah North (University of Colorado - Denver)
Track: Research
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session provides an overview of a mixed-methods research study which focused on understanding the experience of students and self-regulation in an online course. Using study results and practical experiences, participants will learn how faculty and designers can support student self-regulated learning strategies and success online.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere 1
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere 2
  • Town Hall
  • Streamed Session
Town Hall
Town Hall: Learning Effectiveness
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Andrew Tatusko (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Julie Moore (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the current state of this track's topics, and get a glimpse into the future as well. The Accelerate Track Chairs and Best in Session presenters will share a snapshot of this year’s presentations in each track – the topics, the key words, the industries, and other trending details. Presenters will also guide a collaboration with our face-to-face and online participants to identify new areas needing exploration, examine growing challenges, and begin to investigate new topics waiting just around the corner to be explored.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Panel Discussion
  • Streamed Session
Panel Discussion
Meet the 2018 Digital Learning Innovation Award Faculty-Led Team Recipients
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Meet the team leader for each of our 2018 DLIAward Faculty-Led Team Awardees. Each team that submitted for this year's award shared a common intention – that student success is positively impacted by digital learning initiatives. We know the field is young and that “success” is subjective, however, we hope that these exceptional pioneers inspire others and increase the number of underrepresented students completing college across the U.S.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Strategic Use of Analytics to Create a 360° Overall View of Course Quality
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: M. Kody Stimpson (Arizona State University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come learn how ASU Online uses data analytics to determine course health and identify course enhancement opportunities. During this discussion we'll share course quality assurance iniatives used to improve student success that rely on data for hundreds of online courses each session.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Southern Hemisphere 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Jumpstart: A Model for Rapid Online Course Design Consultation
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Maria Widmer (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Co-presenters: Greg Konop (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Jonathan Klein (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Facing a compressed schedule that challenges a conventional approach to supporting instructors with course design? Struggling with how to best equip instructors for success? Consider our “jumpstart” workshop, a consultative model that makes targeted use of evidence-based planning tools to help instructors quickly navigate difficult online course design decisions.

 
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Americas Seminar
  • Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
Designing for All Students: Increasing Inclusion and Equity in Your Online Program
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Kevin Kelly (San Francisco State University)
Co-presenters: Inger Stark, Srujana Tumu (Peralta Community College District), Chelsea Cohen (Peralta Community College District), Alex Hernandez (Peralta Community College District), Corey Hollis (Peralta Community College District)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you want to improve inclusion and equity in your online and hybrid programs? We suggest ways to institutionalize practices that support diverse student populations to succeed in the online environment. We focus on three primary areas where understanding student experiences are crucial: technology, resources, and instructional design.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Revitalizing In-Person Sessions With Online Tools and Techniques
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Matthew Phillips (Wake Forest University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Teaching innovation for in-person and online delivery happens on divergent tracks. To build support for online teaching opportunities and grow as instructors, this session will offer practical ideas and tools for translating online pedagogy and techniques into stronger classroom teaching: that’s the forgotten half of innovative synergy in teaching.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Great Scott!: Aligning Learning Outcomes with Assessments and Games with 1.21 Gigawatts of Engagement Power
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Amy Kennedy (Galen College of Nursing)
Co-presenter: Denise Ruggio (Galen College of Nursing)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this interactive session, you will review writing measurable learning outcomes and explore gamification strategies that promote engagement and enable students to attain learning outcomes. Through innovative examples and audience participation, this session will enable and inspire you to create fun and engaging game-based assessments for any content.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 3
Education Session
#WelcomeOnlineStudents: Collaborating to Build Flexible Orientation Experiences for Online Learners
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Mitchell Farmer (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Co-presenter: Julia Sanders (Indiana University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Orientation is a quintessential moment for residential students heading off to college. But what about online learners? IU Online is creating flexible, scaffolded orientation experiences that allow students to select resources relevant to them. Join us for a lively discussion-focused presentation and test drive some of our orientation experiences (BYOD).


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Cultivating and Sustaining a Virtual Campus: Addressing All Stakeholder Needs through a Master Course Design Model
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Alison Moore (Indian River State College)
Co-presenter: Lucimara Mello (Indian River State College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive presentation will share strategies for implementing a master course design model. Presenters will describe their master model, discuss observed benefits, and share outcomes and perspectives. Attendees will return to their institutions better equipped to discuss with key stakeholders the appropriateness of utilizing and implementing a master model.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Creating Compelling Virtual Reality and Interactive Content for Higher Education: A Case Study with Carnegie Mellon University*
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ralph Vituccio (Carnegie Mellon University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This talk proposes a case study of Carnegie Mellon University’s aim to create an interactive media space for students and the community highlighting cultural and diversity issues. The inaugural experiences will cover the subject of the Holocaust, in both interactive virtual reality as well as other interactive media.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Education Session
Going Multi-modal & Inter-institutional: Innovations in professional development for distance education
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Diana Marrs (New Mexico Highlands University)
Co-presenters: Cathryn Brooks-Williams (New Mexico Highlands University), Ann Wolf (New Mexico Highlands University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

New Mexico Highlands University, with 5 campus locations, delivers training for online course development and instruction using a multi-modal and inter-institutional approach. The presentation will demonstrate the model, query attendees on how they approach professional development to multiple audiences, and provide evidence of effectiveness from the faculty perspective. 


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Education Session
Establishing Quality Standards in K-12 Blended Learning
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Matthew Williams (Avon Lake City Schools - Kent State University)
Co-presenter: Scot Tribuzi (Kent State University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What happens when secondary teachers are asked to implement standards from the OLC Quality Score Card and/or Quality Matters K-12 Standards? What factors promote adoption or generate resistance? How does LMS impact adoption? Join us in examining the results of introducing OLC and QM guidelines in a traditional K-12 environment.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
  • Education Session
Education Session
Pathways to Presence: Exploring Gender-Based Differences in Establishing Teaching Presence in the Online Classroom
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Janice Orcutt (University of the West Indies)
Co-presenter: Laurie Dringus (Nova Southeastern University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do instructors establish teaching presence in their online courses differently based on gender?  What are the perceptions of instructors as they create their “pathway to presence” in the online courses they teach? Drawing on previous research, we examine if gender differences impart unique teaching presence strategies.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Neuroscience of Learning: How to Connect Brain Mapping with Learning and Technology to Enhance Learning
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Karen Srba (American Public University System)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Together we will explore how the brain learns and apply those concepts to the technology and pedagogical theories that tap into the parts of the brain that enhance learning. Participants will map the parts of the brain to the technology and theories that maximize learning.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Authentic Case Studies: An Opportunity for Virtual Collaboration
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Monica Simonsen (University of Kansas)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Dynamic web-based case studies provide graduate students authentic, collaborative opportunities to address intervention needs for students with disabilities. Our interactive session will showcase how our online teacher education program used virtual case studies to facilitate instructional goals while fostering cultural competency by exposing students to diverse students, families, and settings. 

 

 

 


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Future of Discussion: The Non-Panopticon
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Marisa Ruiz (Arizona State University Online)
Co-presenter: Kena Ray (Arizona State University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In online learning, discussion boards are often nothing more than an echo chamber. They are tedious for students to write, and they are tedious for instructors to grade.

What are discussions missing? Or should we ask, what should be removed?

Hear two veteran instructional designers’ proposal for accelerating online discussions.

 
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Adventures in Assessing Student Learning Outcomes
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Scott Wright (University of Arkansas - Fayetteville)
Co-presenter: Elaine Terrell (University of Arkansas - Global Campus)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With more colleges and universities relying on multiple adjuncts and new faculty, how can we demonstrate that students are learning the same concepts across the curricula? Join us as we share our experiences and challenges in the development and implementation of a student learning outcomes assessment plan.


Discovery Session
Avoiding "Google-It" Overload: Guidelines for Creating a Personal Digital Reference Library
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Linda Smith (University of Maryland University College)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The movement from paper publications to digital resources presents a challenge for students and professionals who want to build a set of personal resources for ready access rather than sifting through Google results.  This session will share design and resource curation ideas for a personal digital reference library.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building a NESTT of online professional learning opportunities
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Metzger (Broward College)
Co-presenter: Sylvia Riviello (Broward College)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how Broward College Online increased professional learning and collaboration opportunities through the NESTT, a series of “fireside conversations”. The presenters will discuss the delivery structure, topics, best practices, and lessons learned along the way in the NESTT


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Circuit: Rethink Peer Review
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Margaret Wu (Purdue University - Main Campus)
Co-presenters: Christopher Mong (Purdue University), Gavin Brown (Purdue University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Peer review is an established practice that enhances students’ critical thinking skills, but the process can be difficult. With innovative sorting and scoring algorithms, Circuit by Purdue provides flexible and streamlined peer review. Circuit allows users to evaluate images, videos, audio, and text. Stop by and see Circuit in action!

   
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating Custom Scenario Based  Assessments Using Video and  Branching
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Wes Escalante (State of Utah)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Traditional assessment tools fall short for real world skills that don't always have an exact answer.  The industry standard is to then simply mark the learner complete and wish them good luck.  Come see how the State of Utah has created an active shooter scenario based assessment that applies the skills taught in the lesson where the leaner can travel down one of seventeen possible paths.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Developing Engaging Online Content for Non-Academic Courses
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Adam Davi (University of Arizona)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Academic Success and Achievement at the University of Arizona is making a push to offer more innovative student support services online.  This session will look at how traditional face to face support programs are being transitioned online and examine the importance of providing online services to meet students’ needs.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Doing More with Less: Course and Faculty Development Visioning & Implementation
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Lynette OKeefe (University of North Texas )
Co-presenter: Sam Gist (University of North Texas)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Universities need to increase online education and teaching while reducing overhead.  To accomplish these goals, with 38,000 students, 1,900 faculty, and a unit of fewer than 25 serving all course and faculty develoment needs, UNT developed a new vision and organizational structure.  Why, how, myths, successes, challenges, and opportunities will be shared.


Discovery Session
Instead of just slapping in Points, Badges, and Leaderboards...
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Jonathan Peters (Sententia Gamification)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Rather than applying cookie cutter, meaningless game mechanics to a learning program, learn a proven 5-step process to create cohesive, challenging, collaborative gamification experiences. After all, gamification is NOT about adding games or technology to your learning and training programs; it’s about Motivational Design. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Integrating 360 Content with Instruction - Hands-On Exploration & Early Insights
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Bethany Winslow (San Jose State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Integrating 360 images and video into curriculum presents new possibilities and challenges. This hands session will introduce participants to the basics of working with 360 content, and they’ll come away understanding some of the important terminology and concepts, how to avoid potential pitfalls, and some early insights from adapters at SJSU.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Making Active Learning Work: Taking an Intentional Approach to Active Learning in Fully or Partially Online First-Year Classes
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Foote (John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education)
Co-presenter: Deborah Mixson-Brookshire (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While the impact of active learning is documented, there is an absence of research on these teaching and learning approaches in online first-year courses. This session will describe the intentional approach two instructors have taken to incorporate different forms of active learning in their online and blended first-year seminar courses.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Micro-learning – Something to Tweet About!
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Georgette Gorman (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Due to ever-increasing calls for our attention, micro-learning principles (learning from small doses of content) more closely align with how we live. Learn how to use Twitter, which supports social interaction and supports links to web 2.0 apps, websites, video, and other delivery options, as a means to deliver micro-content.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall: How to use reflection to promote student engagement in online learning environments
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Beth Bair (Florida International University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Ready to take your online course to the next level? This workshop presents an excellent blend of experiential learning, meaningful reflection, and engaging technology. Discover how university service-learning students flourished into a vibrant community of practice and grew as relational leaders from rich knowledge-in-practice. An innovative format for all ages.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
MSU Denver Course Design Xchange (CoDeX): Shifting Culture with Tokenomics
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Taylor Kendal (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Changing culture isn't easy, but changing one within higher-ed can seem impossible. Join leaders from MSU Denver as we share our award-winning, adaptive approach to managing course design. This QM-informed, tokenomics-inspired framework has changed our culture, and it can change yours too.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online Course Quality by Design: Quality Matters Training and Course Outcomes in an Introductory Biology Course
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Racheal Brooks (North Carolina Central University)
Co-presenter: Gail Hollowell (North Carolina Central University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A STEM faculty learning community was created at North Carolina Central University to assess online science course offerings and instruction. This presentation describes the impact of Quality Matters training and the application of Rubric Standards on the design and student outcomes for an Introductory Biology course over four terms.

 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online Higher Education Executives: A Comparative Analysis of Job Vacancy Postings and Competencies Identified in the Literature
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Melanie Shaw (Northcentral University)
Co-presenters: David Dannenberg (University of Alaska Anchorage), Scott Burrus (University of the Rockies)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will include information from a comparative analysis of the job requirements outlined in vacancy postings for this position and a review of the skills outlined as necessary in the literature on higher education leadership. A comparison of needed skills and desired skills outlined in job postings allowed the researchers to identify key gaps of leadership skills missing from many job postings.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online Instructor Burnout: Discussing Strategies and Ideas for Prevention and Recovery
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Mindy Menn (Texas Woman's University)
Co-presenters: Amanda Espinoza (Texas Womans University), Mckelle Hamson (Texas Womans University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online instructor burnout (OIB) is costly. Prevention strategies are often provided but also often not realistic for overwhelmed instructors. What strategies or ideas do you suggest to prevent or recover from OIB? Send your ideas or comments to onlineinstructorburnout@gmail.com and join us as we discuss the aggregate results and OIB. 


Discovery Session
Online Professional Development: How do you keep faculty coming back for more?
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Shawna Cassick (Pennsylvania State University - World Campus)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will describe how to get faculty to keep coming back for professional development in online teaching. What incentives seem to work? What questions are faculty asking about professional development? How do you structure a program like this at your institution?


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Snap That! A Snapchat Experiment in an Asynchronous Course
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Melissa Venable (HigherEducation.com)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Depending on several factors, such as the social platforms your students use and your teaching objectives, Snapchat might be right for your online class. Find out how one instructor used this app to enhance social presence. Explore tips for getting started with Snapchat and planning for student engagement.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
USING DATA TO PAINT A PICTURE TO SUPPORT STUDENT SUCCESS
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Aaron Metzcar (Belhaven University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore how multiple data points converge to monitor students and provide appropriate support. This presentation will provide practical insights that will help you assess your institution’s readiness to use data.  You will learn how BelhavenUniversity is using data from Canvas, Arc, Grammarly, Tutor.com, and Colleague to support student success.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
WHAT IS LIBRARY ANXIETY: HOW DO WE ADDRESS IT IN THE ONLINE ENVIRONMENT
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Holly Rick (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Melissa McCartney (University of Phoenix)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Library anxiety impacts students. Anxious students avoid using library materials, they rely on web-based content, and withdraw from school due to feeling like an “imposter”. Participants will learn characteristics exhibited by highly-anxious students, student intervention strategies and identify services that will aid in retention and reduction in online library anxiety.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 1
  • Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Collaborative Model
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Marsha Lovett (Carnegie Mellon University), Connie Johnson (Colorado Technical University), Patricia O'Sullivan (University of Mississippi), Michael Feldstein (e-Literate)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This panel describes a collaborative scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) project among the University of Central Florida, Carnegie Mellon University. Colorado Technical University, and the University of Mississippi facilitated by MindWires’ Empirical Educator Project. Each university discusses success and challenges establishing SoTL and the value of the effort.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Connection By Design: Leading and Growing a High-Performing Remote ID Team
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Michael Braden (TCS Education System)
Co-presenter: Gia Graves (TCS Education System)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

“Virtual”, “remote”, “distance”… these terms describe a growing percentage of work teams and departments in many professional fields, including higher education and online learning. Join us as we share our experience with developing and leading a remote team of high-performing, engaged, and connected Instructional Designers.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 3
Express Workshop
DIY for Building an Impressive Online Course on a Small Budget
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Meegan Willi (Grand Rapids Community College)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will showcase two tools that anyone can use to create their own multimedia elements. First, we will explore Canva to create graphics for banners, blog posts, infographics and more. Then we will put everything together in a logical, but beautiful package using the e-learning development tool Articulate 360. 


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 4
  • Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
Student Voice & Student Choice: How Are Today’s Student Leaders Thinking About How to Improve Education?
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Michael Sano (EdSurge)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

If student leaders could change one thing about higher education, what would it be? This panel of EdSurge Independent Fellows will share their learning experiences and predictions about the future of education. We’ll also talk about the startups and nonprofits they’re working on to address gaps in action.

 
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Supporting the Nontraditional Student's Independent Learning with Remote Synchronous Sessions
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Carolina Kim de Salamanca (SUNY Empire State College)
Co-presenter: Diane Perilli (SUNY Empire State College)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do we engage the nontraditional student who has limited and inflexible time but has greater success with live instruction? In this presentation, we will speak to the challenge of teaching nontraditional learners and discuss how educational technology, with strategic support, could address the issues of learning, engagement, and retention.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Examining Interaction in Blended Courses: SCOPe of Analysis
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Susan Wegmann (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor)
Track: Research
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Perfecting the blend of communication during teaching/learning events, whether in face-to-face or online environments is a challenge. This session will offer a framework for analyzing face-to-face and online discourse in blended or hybrid courses. Participants will share in discourse analysis techniques that can provide insight about engaging learners in both online and f2f environments.   


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Express Workshop
App Smackdown! A Battle Royale of Education Technology
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Matthew Romanoski (University of Arizona), Cathy Russell (University of Arizona & Lone Star College), Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This quick-fire showcase will feature four lightweight apps to foster active, experiential online learning via a battle royale style competition! Four challengers from The University of Arizona will present a lightning demo each, followed by audience voting on who should be crowned the winner of this no-holds-barred app smackdown.

 
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 2
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Using Data Visualization to Effectively Communicate Research Results
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Track: Research
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Effective data visualization is important for communicating research and evaluation outcomes. Workshop participants will learn about best practices in data visualization and how to apply them to a range of data. In hands-on activities, participants will examine current data visualizations from online education research and apply what they have learned.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
  • Panel Discussion
  • Streamed Session
Panel Discussion
Increasing Student Success and Retention through Identifying Non-Cognitive Factors Associated with Potential Risk of Attrition and Digital Badging
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kristen Betts (Drexel University)
Co-presenters: Brian Delaney (Drexel University), Tamara Galoyan (Drexel University), Andy Stutzman (Drexel University - Digital On-Ramps)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Melt and early attrition are two critical challenges within online education. This session discusses how Drexel University is developing open-access courses with digital badging for new and current students to address non-cognitive factors associated with attrition and completion. Data and feedback from two innovative research initiatives will be shared. 


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Launching Faculty Learning Communities - How to Make the Magic Happen?
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Edel-Malizia (Penn State)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) provide fun options for faculty development that create lasting change when provided with the right supports.  Teaching and Learning with Technology at Penn State launched an FLC pilot in the Spring of 2018.  Come see what we’ve learned and share some insights from your own FLCs.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Americas Seminar
  • Education Session
Education Session
Hiding In Plain Sight: Using Industry Specific Online Immersion And Offline Student Excursions To Maximize Student Learning
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Robert Macy (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Sam Holloway (University of Portland), Mark Meckler (University of Portland)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Immersion need not solely occur online or in virtual worlds. Our pedagogy immerses online students in an entrepreneur’s decision calculus to manufacture, distribute, market and sell craft beer. Tested in higher education, results indicate online student engagement and learning soared due to combining industry immersion and offline industry specific experiences.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Asia 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Playing with Animation: A Fun and Interactive Way to Learn in the Classroom
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Holly Love (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Kelly Padilla (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Animation has potential to foster student learning, engagement and satisfaction.  But with the popularity of animation amongst today’s learners, it can be intimidating and time consuming for faculty to perfect animation in the classroom.  This session focuses on utilizing animation through computer applications to enhance the learning process. 


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Asia 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Increasing Student Engagement through Case-Based Learning Using a Case Study Development Template
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Anna Zendell (Excelsior College)
Co-presenter: Lisa Rapple (Excelsior College)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explores a grant-funded pilot project to integrate case studies into online asynchronous discussions to increase student engagement and content mastery. Participants receive a template for developing complex evidence-based case studies. Participants will examine case study development, teaching, and evaluation processes and brainstorm strategies to integrate into their courses.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Asia 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Teaching practical skills for success in the job market
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Haley Sankey (Penn State-College of Earth and Mineral Sciences)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will review an innovative, practical, skills-based online course that is taken in conjunction with an internship experience. We will review the innovative technologies used in the course and demonstrate how traditional tools are being applied in new ways to better prepare adult students for the success after graduation.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Asia 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Using Research to Gain Faculty Buy-In
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sing Wong (Penn State)
Co-presenter: Erin Long (Pennsylvania State University - World Campus)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Working with some subject matter experts can sometimes be challenging. As an instructional designer, sometimes it's easy to forget that not everyone understands that instructional design is an entire field of study, supported by significant research. In this session, we will discuss how we have been able to use research-based recommendations to create faculty buy-in.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Asia 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Motivation, andragogy and the online, adult learner
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Bill Boozang (University of New England)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Drs. Parsons and Boozang will examine and discuss strategies and insight as to best practice of establishing a rigorous, successful environment for the online doctoral candidate. Further, they will discuss the pedagogical aspects of motivational theory as it relates to the transition from doctoral student to candidate, and successful presentation and defense of an applied dissertation.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Convention Foyer
  • Education Session
Education Session
Student Selfie: Using a snapshot of student data to improve readiness and success
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins (SmarterServices)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Convention Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learning readiness is important for all students, not just those in online courses.  This session will provide an overview on how Austin Peay State University provides students with an opportunity to participate in a readiness self-assessment “selfie” and leverages student snapshot data to address learning readiness in the freshmen year.  


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Awesome (OSM) Faculty Development: The Evolution of the Online Skills Mastery Program at CU Denver
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Amy Arnold (CU Online)
Co-presenter: Sarah North (University of Colorado - Denver)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you looking to revamp professional development opportunities for your online faculty? Join us as we provide a behind the scenes look on the evolution of our faculty development program at the University of Colorado Denver. We will share our current practices, as well as the trials and tribulations involved in growing a successful program.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
From Ideas to Action: Tools for Implementing Learning Innovation
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Stacy Southerland (University of Central Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Michael Willis (University of Central Oklahoma - Institute for Learning Environment Design)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Innovation is a hot topic in education, but how do we make it happen on a practical level? This hands-on, interactive workshop introduces approaches to identifying personal and organizational drivers of innovation and visual mapping techniques for developing ideas into operations that boast successful and sustainable results. Innovation Inventory Preview


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
Education Session
Creating an Opportunity for Online Students Who Miss the Social Community of In-Person Class Experiences
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Janet Zydney (University of Cincinnati)
Co-presenter: Lauren Angelone (Xavier University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will share insights from a research project on blended synchronous learning. This innovative approach brings together online and on-campus students to work on activities in real time. Through an iterative process, several principles emerged for designing solutions that may mitigate the feeling of isolation experienced by online students. 


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Education Session
Teaching Future Educators to Develop, Design, and Deliver an Online Learning Module
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Gazza (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Co-presenters: April Matthias (UNC Wilmington), Mandy Triplett (University of North Carolina - Wilmington)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Preparing future educators to teach online is imperative in nursing education. The goal of the presentation is to demonstrate the use of scaffolding and applied learning as pedagogical approaches to teach graduate students in a Master of Science Nurse Educator program how to develop, design, and deliver an online module.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Got Community? 50+ Strategies for Building Community in Online Courses
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Ginger Eppinette (Fuller Theological Seminary)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This practical session will cover 50+ proven strategies and examples for building a strong, healthy community in online courses so students will feel connected to the instructor, their classmates, and the content. The simplicity of these activities makes them easily adaptable to any course regardless of curriculum, level, or modality.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Scenarios, Adaptive, Drag-and-Drop, It Doesn’t Matter! The Effective Use of Feedback for Online Formative Activities
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Samantha Coen (Western Governors University)
Co-presenter: travis smith (WGU)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you need to write feedback when creating highly interactive learning activities? Come see real-world use cases of formative activities that a competency-based university implements across disciplines. In this interactive session, you will take away practical instructional strategies that you can use to create meaningful feedback for online formative activities.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Accelearting Online Learning Worldwide with MERLOT
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Barbra Bied Sperling (California State University Office of Chancellor & MERLOT)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

MERLOT, going into its 21st year, started out small.  Our goal all along is to accelerate online learning .  Over the years, MERLOT has expanded to include many international aspects to allow users all over the world to access and benefit from the site. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
An Empirical Analysis of Student Learning in Digital Versus Physical STEM Labs
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Jim Brinson (American Public University System)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

STEM educators continue to disagree about the role and value of, and best practices for, online science labs. This study brings much-needed data to the discussion by quantitatively comparing the efficacy of virtual versus physical lab experimentation on student learning gains related to conceptual understanding and scientific inquiry.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Blended Learning Transformation - Sharing Evidence of Success
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Edel-Malizia (Penn State)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Penn State Blended Learning Transformation (BlendLT) program is now completing the fourth cohort.  To share success stories, we provided faculty a webpage template for capturing the difference that BlendLT made in their specific course, showing the connections between learning objectives, blended activities, and assessments.  Come review our success stories!


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building a Bridge Between the Classroom and University Learning Center: Challenges and Opportunities
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Ashley Babcock (Northcentral University)
Co-presenters: Tara Lehan (Northcentral University), Michael Shriner (Northcentral University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will discuss how to bridge student-support efforts in the classroom and learning center to avoid duplicating efforts and crossing purposes with the goal of promoting student success to the greatest extent. Participants will apply what we discuss and/or modify what works at one university to fit their own institution.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating On-Line Video Content with your iPhone
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Steve Julin (Specs Howard School of Media Arts)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Apple’s line of phones have always been able to capture footage but now that the new iPhone 10 has been released - it changed the playing field. Shooting great video has never been easier and we all know on-line learners love video.
The new camera (that also works as a phone) can grab 1080p high-definition clips at 60 frames per second, take 240-fps slow-motion shots, shot time lapse scenes, provide cinematic video stabilization, and even has up to 256 gigabytes of storage which is more than enough for a short film. Join 2-time Emmy award winning filmmaker Steve Julin in the innovation lab as he'll share his insights after testing the camera out on numerous video shoots and demo some filmmaker friendly iPhone gadgets.


Discovery Session
EASING THE TRANSITION WITH VOICETHREAD: ONE HEALTH SCIENCE INSTITUTION’S JOURNEY TO ONLINE LEARNING
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Maree Michaud-Sacks (Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Voicethread eases the transition to online learning for the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) faculty and students. In this session, we will discuss how we are leveraging Voicethread for interactivity and assessment in health science courses that are newly converted to the online format.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Exploring Online Students’ Perceptions of Website Customer Experience.
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Neil Hair (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Co-presenters: James Santa (Rochester Institute of Technology), Justin Pelletier (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session presents the findings of a 2018 study of incoming graduate students’ perceptions of key features and benefits of competing academic programs and university websites. The session will provide a checklist/diagnostic of websites as customer engagement experiences and an overview of the methodology used for future bespoke applications.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Finding an Answer: Analysis of student performance and evaluation of online and classroom courses
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Marian Stoltz-Loike (Touro College)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Results of faculty evaluations and course grades will be compared between 40 courses offered in a traditional classroom and offered online.  Comparison will be made between courses with same title, using identical syllabi at the graduate and undergraduate levels.  These results will contribute to the growing literature analyzing the efficacy of online, as compared to traditional courses.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
How Personalized Adaptive Learning (PAL) can Promote Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in Online Course Content
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Kathleen Bastedo (University of Central Florida)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session will review how Personalized Adaptive Learning (PAL) aligns with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework, how UDL can successfully be implemented into PAL courses, and how recent student data supports UDL in PAL. It is the perfect time to blend these two concepts together!


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Improving Learning Efficacy with Online Group Work: Instructional Design Methods that Meet the Needs of Today’s Learners
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Csilla Stewart (Indiana State University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive presentation provides examples of online course design strategies that fit the needs of today’s learners including transparent syllabus and assignment descriptions, online group work, brief videos, and authentic learning activities. Tips for incorporating elements of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) model in an online environment will be demonstrated.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Investigating the Impact of Online Classes on Undergraduate Degree Completion
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Sharon Wavle (Indiana University Online)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study examined the impact of online courses on student success and graduation rates, finding that taking online courses significantly increased students’ likelihood of completing their degree, with significant but small impacts on student grades. We’ll review and discuss the relevant literature, study methodology, results, and implications for further research.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Making the Familiar Seem New Again: Using Principles of Engagement to Design Effective Professional Development
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Karen Marcellas (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Co-presenter: Dina Kurzweil (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you provide professional development on a topic that everybody thinks they know about? Incorporate learner engagement and specific, practical recommendations. A discussion of our online lesson on addressing bias in university selection committees will launch an exploration of instructional strategies that can be scaled up or down.


Discovery Session
Mobile Technology and the Myth of the App
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Bradon Lewis (CU Online)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Smartphones and tablets are rapidly replacing laptops as the primary device used for online education. As the number of devices used in our classrooms grow it increases the need for adaptability digital education.

As more and more students are using mobile technology it's important that faculty are not unintentionally creating barriers. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online Faculty e-Portfolio Development Workshop
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Aubrey Statti (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive workshop will teach attendees how to create an online faculty portfolio geared towards job searches, promotion processes, and career advancement. Participants will be introduced to several different e-portfolio options and learn tips for designing a professional, creative, and comprehensive online faculty portfolio.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Professional Development for the Instructional Designer: Opportunities at the OLC Institute
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Elisabeth Stucklen (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us during this discovery session to learn about the various professional development opportunities provided by the OLC Institute for Professional Development tailored specifically for the instructional designer role. The offering types that will be reviewed include the Instructional Designer Certificate Program, the Instructional Design Mastery Series, and individual courses related to project management, research methods, and learning sciences, all with the instructional designer in mind.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Retelling the Story of College Algebra with an Active and Adaptive Approach for Student Success and Engagement
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Sara Clark (Oregon State University)
Co-presenters: Elizabeth Jones (Oregon State University), Katy Williams (Oregon State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Some College Algebra students come ready to be challenged, but skill gaps make it difficult for many to engage with the content or their peers.  This doubly adaptive course retells the story of College Algebra by introducing all function types on day one, engaging students early, and building big ideas.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Serving Up Student Online Success Via Canvas Catalog
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Mary Kot Jansen (University of Maryland - Collge Park)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At the University of Maryland – College Park, undergraduate and graduate student performance in online courses was below expectations.  Students were perceived as not have the skills needed for learning online. The Division of Information Technology’s Learning Technology Design group was approached by an online graduate program in the School of Public Health about developing a course or module related to online student success. The Online Student Success Orientation (OSSO), was born.

This OSSO course was designed using the ADDIE model, based on the Canvas platform.  Canvas Catalog was selected as the mode of delivery for the OSSO course. In this presentation, I will discuss the process used to design and develop the OSSO course, Canvas tools and features used, and advantages to delivering the course via Canvas Catalog.  Lastly, data from the OSSO course will be presented.

 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Supporting Adjunct Faculty: 10 Tips for Higher Ed Programs
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Dodman (George Mason University)
Co-presenter: Nancy Holincheck (George Mason University )
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With the rise of adjunct hiring and the rate of turnover in this faculty pool, adequately preparing and supporting adjuncts for teaching online is essential. This session shares our program’s strategies for supporting adjuncts before and during online teaching, including professional development, collaboration, materials sharing, input valuing, and co-teaching, among others.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Supporting the success of online students who are deaf
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Matthea Marquart (Columbia University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

One social justice victory of online education is the ability to expand access to higher education and serve a diverse student body.  This interactive session will give instructors and administrators the chance to share strategies and tools for supporting the success of students who are deaf.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Trading Waterfalls for Whirlpools: Implementing Change from Linear to Rapid, Iterative Curriculum Development
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Melissa McCartney (University of Phoenix)
Co-presenter: Holly Rick (Walden University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There must be a better way! Those in higher education and the curriculum development industry know the obstacles that derail projects, i.e. missed deadlines, unclear expectations, and ever-changing priorities. This educational session will benefit administrators, design thinkers, and training professionals who are considering adopting agile project management for curriculum projects. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using a Team Approach to Increase Quality in Online Course Development
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Lisa Berry (Boise State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will address a team approach used to develop courses for online programs. Each team member brings their own expertise to the group. Discussion will focus on the makeup of the team, benefits and challenges of a team approach, and the metrics used to manage a course development project.

 


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oceanic 1
  • Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
Not All Courseware Is Created Equal: Courseware in Context Can Help Differentiate
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Gates Bryant (Tyton Partners)
Co-presenters: Tracey Osborne (Southern New Hampshire University), Wesley Burt (Lea(R)n)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Courseware exists in a maze of digital learning tools promising to improve learning outcomes, save time, reduce cost and more. The Courseware in Context Framework was developed to help educators navigate the courseware market and make better-informed decisions. This session will provide a brief interactive demonstration and highlight institutional use-cases. 


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oceanic 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Shifting Institutional Culture, Pedagogical Mindsets and Collaboration through an Online MBA Program
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Yanling Sun (Montclair State University)
Co-presenters: Nicole Koppel (Montclair State University), Ross Malaga (Feliciano School of Business - Montclair State University), Carolyn Demefack (Montclair State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Montclair State University has developed unique approaches to developing online programs since 2013.  Successfully launched in 2016, MSU’s online MBA program demonstrates the unique instructional design and faculty development approaches to shifting institutional culture, transforming pedagogical mindset, and enhancing collegial collaboration and relationships resulting in the fastest growing online program.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oceanic 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Online Intercultural Revolution
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Annalisa Nash Fernandez (Domain Americas LLC)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Technology is connecting us more than ever, but we still face linguistic and cultural barriers. Explore the cultural side of online communication and the skills you need to adapt content and engagement strategies to this forum, and learn about your own cultural awareness along the way.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oceanic 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Creating a digital learning community to cultivate academic integrity
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Gina Londino-Smolar (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Co-presenters: Carrie Hansel (Indiana University), Cagri Yildirim (Indiana University - Bloomington), Julia Sanders (Indiana University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come discover an online academic integrity project which features a positive tone and multiple ways of engaging students and faculty with online tools and interactive lessons. Take away strategies and ideas for project collaboration, faculty development, and research potential connected to academic integrity.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oceanic 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Evolution of Mobile Education: Learning from the failure of a 1-to-1 iPad program
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Ano Lobb (MHCDS Dartmouth College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Dartmouth College adopted a 1-to-1 ipad program for a hybrid graduate degree program to serve as a common platform and an ecosystem for innovation. After 6 years of trying to integrate the ipad into this learning environment, the 1-tio-1 program was abandoned. Come discuss key lessons from this failure.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oceanic 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Theories and Frameworks for Online Education: Seeking an Integrated Model
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Anthony Picciano (CUNY - Graduate Center)
Track: Research
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation examines theoretical frameworks that focus on the pedagogical aspects of online education. A proposal for an integrated Multimodal Model for Online Education is provided based on pedagogical purpose.  The model integrates the work of major theorists and attempts to address the question:  Can we build a common integrated theory of online education?


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1
Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere 2
  • Town Hall
  • Streamed Session
Town Hall
Town Hall: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Renee Cicchino (Seton Hall University)
Co-presenter: Jason Gildner (Echo360)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the current state of this track's topics, and get a glimpse into the future as well. The Accelerate Track Chairs and Best in Session presenters will share a snapshot of this year’s presentations in each track – the topics, the key words, the industries, and other trending details. Presenters will also guide a collaboration with our face-to-face and online participants to identify new areas needing exploration, examine growing challenges, and begin to investigate new topics waiting just around the corner to be explored.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Education Session
Applying Artificial Intelligence to Student Success
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Phil Ice (Chainio Solutions)
Co-presenters: Miguel Molina Cosculluela (Analytikus), Melissa Layne (American Public University System)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will demonstrate how artificial intelligence can be used to help improve student success through learning pathway analysis and personality dimensionalization.  Case studies demonstrating the use of AI and potential applications within the institutional context and implications will be the focus of the presentation.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
  • Panel Discussion
  • Streamed Session
Panel Discussion
Establishing an Adaptive Learning Framework: Walking the Pathway to Math Success
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Skip Russell (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenters: Susan McKenzie (Southern New Hampshire University), Melissa Donovan (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Establishing an Adaptive Learning Framework: Walking the pathway to math success 

An Adaptive Panel Discussion

In this highly interactive session, participants will complete a knowledge check similar to what students experience within the ALEKS system. This virtual task will inform and guide the panel discussion by identifying gaps in prior knowledge, verifying existing knowledge, and ensuring a common vocabulary.  As diverse as the learners SNHU serves, participants will identify unique needs for establishing an adaptive learning framework in their own learning environment. Join us in discussing the impetus for change, the impact to student success, shared instructional design and course development approaches. The panel will also reflect upon benefits, share key strategies and takeaways.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Helping Students Navigate a Sea of Knowledge: What is Your Pedagogical Approach?
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Tianhong Shi (Oregon State University)
Co-presenters: Dorothy Loftin (Oregon State University - Extended Campus), Tamara Mitchell (Oregon State University), Cyndie Mutka McCarley (Oregon State University - Ecampus)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will highlight 12 pedagogical approaches commonly used in online courses, describe the value, characteristics, and applications of each approach. Attendees will participate in an engaging activity using beach balls and a pedagogical wheel to collaborate on solutions for online teaching challenges using design thinking process.  


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Americas Seminar
  • Education Session
Education Session
Giving It Away Free Is Not Enough
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Michelle Pacansky-Brock (Foothill-De Anza Community College District)
Co-presenter: Kate Jordahl (CCC Online Education Initiative (OEI))
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The California Community College Online Education Initiative provides free online student support tools to all 114 colleges in the system. Despite evidence of their effectiveness and their free price, campus-wide adoption is not universal. Why? This session examines organizational change through a systems theory lens to illuminate how to lead from where you are.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Jazzing up your online learning activities with free web tools
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Shaoyu Chi (Northern Virginia Community College)
Co-presenter: Rong Zhu (Georgetown University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating interactive learning activities to engage students is one of the essential elements of online course design and development, but it is often overlooked. In this session, we will demonstrate some free Web tools that faculty can use to easily and quickly create interactive learning objects for their online courses.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
A Virtual Reality Check: A tale of VR-inspired programming at two institutions
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Cody House (The George Washington University)
Co-presenter: William Egan (Penn State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Combining the instructional design experiences at two institutions, this session will showcase the impact of integrating VR-related immersive content into online learning. VR can be a daunting initiative, with this in mind, the session will feature discussions on best practices and challenges faced to help your institution to get started.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
What Can Learning Analytics Do For Me?
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kevin Reeve (Utah State University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will provide insights into the many facets of learning analytics, especially those focused on online learners and programs. Learning analytics can provide valuable insights to faculty, advisors, instructional designers, and online program managers.   Dashboards created in-house as well as a vendor solution focused on retention will be shown.  


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 4
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Transforming faculty development by using the Online Interactive Faculty Development Decision Guide (RJ- Suggested)
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Linda S. Futch (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Rohan Jowallah (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Interactive Faculty Development Decision Guide (IFDG) is a research-based online tool designed to help stakeholders analyse their current faculty development initiatives to align them with institutional goals.  Please complete the Decision Guide (https://topkit.org/planning/faculty-development/) and bring your results to the workshop.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 5
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Thinking Out of the Tool Box: Building a Professional Development Foundation Using Google Suite
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Marla Cartwright (Purdue University Global)
Co-presenters: LIz Fitzgerald (Purdue University Global), Laurie Hansen (Purdue Global University), Joni Boone (Purdue University Global)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Purdue University Global’s Center for Teaching and Learning will provide an overview of how our training and development is effectively constructed and delivered using Google Tools. We will also provide a hands-on example of how to create a Google Site that can be used for online instruction.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Convention Foyer
Education Session
Keep on Keepin' Online: Strategies for staying on track amid shifting campus leadership
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Gramling (The University of Tennessee - Knoxville)
Co-presenter: Jean Derco (University of Tennessee)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Convention Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Two online learning administrators share their process for addressing critical questions related to online program development and institutional support, and facilitate a discussion among session attendees regarding strategies for staying the course, even during changes in senior level campus leadership.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Education Session
Designing and implementing an online, self-paced professional development curriculum for online instructors
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Michael Lockshier (University of Bridgeport)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

By designing and implementing a curriculum of 100% online, self-paced professional development courses, one instructional designer and two student workers at the University of Bridgeport developed a full range of online learning professional development experiences for its instructors as part of a DIY model for online course design utilizing Canvas.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
  • Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion
The Confidence Crisis: Impostor Syndrome and Online Leaders
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Kathleen S Ives (Online Learning Consortium), Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University), Luke Dowden (Alamo Community College District ), Elizabeth Ciabocchi (St. John's University), Niki Bray (The University of Memphis), Scott Hamm (Hardin-Simmons University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Jodie Foster, Albert Einstein, and Maya Angelou, along with 70% of people hold feelings of self-doubt or being “found out”, sometimes believing that their circumstance is really just luck.  Coined “impostor syndrome”, this mind trap also exists for many online learning experts and leaders.

Join us for an honest, vulnerable, and heartfelt panel discussion about impostor syndrome and how online leaders can recognize it, manage it, and rewrite their own “impostor” dialogue.  


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Academic-Family Integration of Non-Traditional Students: The Difference Between Online and Residential Students
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Amanda Rockinson (The University of Memphis)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Although there are advantages associated with online learning, there are some disadvantages that influence how individuals' experience the interaction between family and degree. This presentation discusses research on the difference between online and residential students’-both men and women- academic-family integration “cognitive, behavior, psychological, and affective processes of integrating academic and family.”


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
  • Education Session
Education Session
Yours, Mine, and Ours: Student Engagement is a Three-way Street
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Cathryn Brooks-Williams (New Mexico Highlands University)
Co-presenters: Peter Snyder (University of New Mexico-Taos Education Center), Alfonso Velasquez (Adams State University), Erin Duddy (Central New Mexico Community College)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

“Yours, Mine, and Ours: Student Engagement is a Three-way Street” is an interactive presentation that examines definitions of engagement, explores what it means to use engagement, and investigates how we engage with students.  This presentation covers student engagement for online, blended and face-to-face classrooms as an interactive, engaging session.


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using Social Media to Support Active Learning Processes: The Networked Knowledge Activity Framework
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Vanessa Dennen (Florida State University)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session presents the Networked Knowledge Activity Framework, an empirically-derived framework used to design social media learning activities that promote active learning processes. Lesson ideas and templates based on the framework will be shared. Practical and ethical concerns related to social media use in formal learning settings will be discussed. 


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
  • Education Session
Education Session
DISCUSSION FORUMS: CREATING ENGAGING AND QUALITY ONLINE DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN FACULTY AND STUDENTS
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Tracy Tepley (Rasmussen College)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Endries
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discussion boards are often strewn with lackluster engagement, viewed as “busy work”, and/or underutilized in the online classroom. Let’s discuss the true value of this often undervalued learning component within online classrooms through exploring and sharing applicable learning and teaching strategies to be utilized in the discussion forums. 


Thursday November 15, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Graduate Student Discovery Session
A Study to Examine Non-traditional Students’ Satisfaction with Web 2.0 to improve Digital Literacy
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: LaMetrius Daniels (Trevecca Nazarene University)
Track: Innovations, Tools, and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study intends to examine adult learners perception of the use of Web 2.0 tools technology in online courses and the impact it has on learners' satisfaction, performance, and the student background variables and the factors it has on improving digital literacy.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Advanced Certification in Online Teaching: An Analysis of Two Instructors’ Digital Success through Student Evaluations
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Linh Dang (University of Rochester)
Co-presenter: Yu Jung Han (University of Rochester)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Higher education in the “Digital Age” demands educators to gain online teaching and learning expertise. As such, pioneering institutions offer students advanced certification opportunities to become online instructors. The current proposal showcases the effectiveness of digital pedagogy through student evaluations from recent asynchronous and synchronous fully online graduate courses.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Alleviating Faculty Resistance to Online Learning by Addressing Quality, Support, and Incentive Concerns
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Matthew Tyler (Coastal Carolina University)
Co-presenter: Jessica Hall (Coastal Carolina University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online learning initiatives and faculty development programs have resulted in an increasing number of courses and degree programs being delivered online. To facilitate this growth in online courses, the Office of Online Learning and Center for Teaching and Learning, at the co-presenters' middle-sized public liberal arts institution, have teamed together to address faculty concerns about quality, support, and incentives for developing or enhancing online courses. This effort has led to 612 sections of online courses being offered in 2017 with 20.26% of said courses earning an institutional quality assurance certification as well as internal grant funding for course development or redesign. 


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Community College Instructors’ Perceptions of the Influence of Online Best Teaching Practices on Student Outcomes.
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Anthony Spagnuolo (Concordia University-Portland)
Co-presenter: Nicholas Markette (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty perception can facilitate and improve the quality of education and is an important catalyst in course success.  As such, it is necessary to comprehend faculty perception to positively impact the quality and success of each course. This presentation will discuss how community college instructors perceive the influence of online best teaching practices—pedagogical, technical and content knowledge—on student outcomes.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Comparing Faculty Perception of Online Instructional Design Best Practices to Faculty Implementation of Instructional Design Best Practices: A Look at Two Components of ENCORE
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Karen Franklin (Clemson University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study will use the ENCORE review process to conduct a needs assessment of faculty perceptions of online instructional design best practices.  Data will also serve to compare perceptions of best practices to actual implementation.  This will identify training needs for faculty and opportunities for dissemination of best practices.​


Graduate Student Discovery Session
Connectedness as a Measure of Doctoral Student Success
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Marlene Blake (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study sought to discover optimal opportunities to enhance connectedness as a measure of doctoral student success. The ultimate goal included identifying interventions to assist doctoral students in rising to the challenge and thriving through the dissertation experience. The research results revealed emerging educational trends towards technology and on-demand options.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Exploring Teachers’ Perception of Professional Development for a Blended Learning Environment: A Qualitative Case Study
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Estelle Price (Northcentral University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This qualitative case study explored teachers’ perceptions of received professional development designed to prepare them for the paradigm shift of teaching in a blended learning environment.  The qualitative case study occurred in one of the top 10 largest school districts in the U.S. located in Florida.  The researcher conducted semi-structured interviews, utilized documentary analysis, and conducted internet surveys with five teachers from the primary and intermediate grades who have taught two-three years in the LaunchED 1-to-1 laptop initiative program identified as Cohort I.  The results of the study revealed that

  • professional development experiences valued by all participants were content area focused and grade level targeted
  • professional development activities combined with digital tools and instructional strategies were most valuable
  • professional development activities combined with technology, digital tools, and pedagogy were important and valuable to providing a learning environment for student success
  • teachers with different technical abilities desired differentiation of training.

  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Faculty Demographics as Identifiers of Online Faculty Teaching Satisfaction and Motivation
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Heather Breittholz (Utica College)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Dissertation (December 2018) for Ph.D. Instructional Design and Technology

Dissertation Chair:  Ashlee Robertson; Keiser University; arobertson@keiseruniversity.edu

 

Abstract:  Timing, resources, and training can impact faculty transition from face-to-face to online teaching. The variables discussed are faculty engagement, motivation, and satisfaction. Future findings of this research will help faculty/administrators by showing successes or barriers online faculty face.  Identification of these barriers may increase willingness to transition to online teaching.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Forensic Science Criminal Investigation Online Coursework: An Investigation into Sense of Community and Self-Efficacy
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Hall-Rivera (Liberty University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Forensic Science degree programs are at the forefront of virtual coursework requested by undergraduate students. Minimal research exists which reviews student perspectives of science-based coursework in forensic science online learning. Developing an understanding of student self-efficacy and connectedness in Forensic Science virtual classrooms is essential to developing effective degree programs.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Gender Differences in Student Perception of the Role of Learning Management Systems Features on their Engagement in Online Courses
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Kizito Mukuni (Virginia Tech)
Track: Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The rise of online learning presents challenges as well as opportunities for instructors and students. One of the challenges for online instructors is how to keep students engaged in the course. A Learning Management System could be used to address part of this challenge, depending on how the instructor uses it. When delivering a course to students online, a learning management system can be used to manage the course. An LMS can be used for grading, providing feedback and for communicating with students.  This study will examine gender differences in student views on the role of an LMS in their engagement in an online course. This study will examine students’ views on which features of an LMS were used by the course instructor, how those features played a role in engaging them and finally examine if there are gender differences in the student views. 


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Instructional Designers as Project Managers - A Phenomenology
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Keshia Nall (Nova Southeastern University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Although the need for project management education and experience is reiterated in the literature and in cross-industry job postings, it is unclear how instructional designers acquire and use project management skills and tools in their profession because project management is not a focus in many higher education programs intended to prepare instructional designers. This study investigated the project management-related experiences of practicing instructional designers to gain insight into their common experiences and identify themes from their stories.

Results describe project management best practices, models, methods, tools, and technologies that instructional designers use in acquiring project management knowledge and ultimately in managing their learning design projects. These results will be shared with the conference audience.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Leadership factors associated with eLearning adoption in higher education: What do we know so far? Where should the research go from here?
Date: Thursday, November 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Jason Johnston (University of Kentucky)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this Graduate Student Discovery Session Presentation, Jason will summarize his potential PhD research questions regarding eLearning leadership in higher education, what is known from the current literature, and welcome scholarly discourse from the attendees.