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Tuesday April 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hermitage C
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Creating A Culture Of Quality With The OLC Quality Scorecard
Date: Tuesday, April 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenters: Terry Di Paolo (LeCroy Center - Dallas County Community College District), Karen Pedersen (Kansas State)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Hermitage C
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.

The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price. Participate in any two 1/2 day OLC pre-conference workshops (Tuesday, April 17) and save $75 on the combined cost.


Tuesday April 17, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Hermitage D
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Are You WCAG 2.0 Compliant? Designing For Accessible And Inclusive Learning Environments
Date: Tuesday, April 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Kaitlin Garrett (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium), Elisabeth Stucklen (Online Learning Consortium), Kate Sonka (Michigan State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Hermitage D
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Be proactive, not reactive! In this hands-on workshop, we will explore helpful techniques and tools to add to your accessibility toolkit in order to become compliant and inclusive. Take a deeper dive into the principles and guidelines of the WCAG 2.0 to ultimately benefit all students and avoid potential lawsuits.

The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price. Participate in any two 1/2 day OLC pre-conference workshops (Tuesday, April 17) and save $75 on the combined cost.


Tuesday April 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hermitage C
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Implement The OLC Quality Scorecard As A Continuous Improvement Resource For Your Institution
Date: Tuesday, April 17th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenter: Terry Di Paolo (LeCroy Center - Dallas County Community College District)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Hermitage C
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.

The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price. Participate in any two 1/2 day OLC pre-conference workshops (Tuesday, April 17) and save $75 on the combined cost.


Tuesday April 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Hermitage D
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Ensuring Online Course Quality: Meet OSCQR!
Date: Tuesday, April 17th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Robert Piorkowski (Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence)
Co-presenter: Alexandra Pickett (Open SUNY)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Hermitage D
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.

The fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop is: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price. Participate in any two 1/2 day OLC pre-conference workshops (Tuesday, April 17) and save $75 on the combined cost.


Tuesday April 17, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Ryman Studio ABC
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Leadership Network: A National Collaboration of Senior Leaders
Date: Tuesday, April 17th
Time: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Evangeline Cummings (University of Florida), Lauren Dibble (Entangled Solutions), Kristen Eshleman (Davidson College), Phil Long (University of Texas at Austin), Scott Lomas (Entangled Solutions)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio ABC
Session Duration: 4hr
Brief Abstract:

Convening at our OLC Innovate conference in Nashville on Tuesday, April 17, 2018, this half-day event will feature presentations, small group discussions, and networking opportunities.  Learn more about topics important to online learning leaders today, including:

  • Funding and resources for program development
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Alternative credentialing

After each presentation, participants will gather in small groups to discuss, collaborate, and tackle the issues at hand. The day will culminate with the three speakers participating in a panel session.

OLC Leadership Network:  A National Collaboration of Senior Leaders | REGISTRATION 
Registration fee for the Leadership Network Event is $235 (with purchase of OLC Innovate conference registration); or $290 (pre-conference workshop only registration). Note: the Leadership Network Event is not eligible for the pre-conference workshop bundle pricing.


Tuesday April 17, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Delta Pavilion
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Leadership Network Event Reception
Date: Tuesday, April 17th
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Delta Pavilion
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Participants in Tuesday's invitation-only OLC Leadership Network Event are invited to a networking reception .  5:00pm-7:00pm; Delta Pavilion.

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

 


Tuesday April 17, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ryman Hall Foyer
  • Other
Other
Early Registration
Date: Tuesday, April 17th
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall Foyer
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Don't wait in line Wednesday morning and miss portions of a workshop, the Community College Summit, or the HBCU Summit.  Check-in at conference registration Tuesday evening from 5-7pm for your conference badge and materials.  OLC Innovate 2018 registration is located in the Gaylord Convention Center on Level 0 in the Ryman Hall Foyer.  Walk through the hotel atriums to the conference center area, then look for the directional signs!


Tuesday April 17, 2018 - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Delta Pavilion
  • Other
Other
Tuesday Evening Campfire Gathering: Crafting and Making
Date: Tuesday, April 17th
Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Delta Pavilion
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join us at the Gaylord Opryland each evening (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 9-10pm, Delta Pavilion) for Campfire Gatherings. After the days events (and with ample time for you to go grab dinner first), we will be hosting themed get-togethers as a venue to meet with friends, start up new collaborations, or just unwind from a day packed with innovative ideas.

Tuesday Night: Crafting and Making

We will break out the knitting needles and crafting supplies and challenge the divide between crafting and ‘making.’ Knitting and crocheting experts from the Nashville area will join in to coach anyone who wants to learn a new skill, and they will also provide patterns for crafts that can be donated to local charities. Champion knitters are more than welcome to bring their own supplies, and we’ll have supplies on hand for those new to the endeavor.

We’ll also have the supplies to make swaps as part of our new Swap + Meet initiative.  

Can’t join us on Tuesday, but want to jump in on the crafting effort?  We’ll have the supplies available at the SWAP+MEET area inside the Exhibit Hall (Ryman Hall B1-B3, Conference Center Level 0) throughout the conference to give you a chance craft for a good cause.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Magnolia Boardroom B
  • Other
Other
Slow Flow Yoga with Janet (Wednesday AM)
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Boardroom B
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Ready to start the day energized?  Join us for a 1 hour Slow Flow Yoga class with Janet Smith, a fellow conference attendee and certified yoga instructor.  Slow flow yoga is made up of slow flow (three breaths per posture), including sun and/or moon salutations.  Yoga mat (we will have towels on hand if you don't have one), comfy clothes, and water bottle needed.

Note:  OLC Innovate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC, MERLOT, and the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center may not be held liable.  


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Ryman Ballroom ABDE
  • Other
Other
Community College Summit Breakfast Gathering
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom ABDE
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join fellow Community College Summit attendees for breakfast and networking before the Community College Summit program begins.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Ryman Ballroom C/F
  • Other
  • HBCU
Other
HBCU Summit Breakfast Gathering
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom C/F
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Participating in the HBCU Summit?  Join CSU-MERLOT, Southern University System, OLC, and our Tennessee hosts for a breakfast meet-and-greet prior to the start of the HBCU Summit program.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Ryman Hall B1-B3
  • Other
Other
Attendee Continental Breakfast
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Continental breakfast will be served from 8:00am-9:30am in the exhibit hall (Ryman Hall B1-B3) during registration check-in.

Attendees of the Community College Summit (Ryman Ballroom ABDE) and the HBCU Summit (Ryman Ballroom C/F) should proceed directly to their meeting room for summit breakfast gatherings.

 


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Open Lab
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

The Innovation Open Labs are an opportunity to begin putting all you are learning at OLC Innovate to practice, pull up your sleeves, and get your hands dirty. Join the “mad scientists” and “lab technicians” of the Innovation Lab and participate in the various experiments they are conducting in this year’s new Design Thinking, Game Design, Storytelling, and Solution Design stations. Grab a friend and bring a challenge you have to the lab (or borrow one of ours). Take advantage of this opportunity to experiment on it during the conference and then take entirely new ways to address your challenge home with you.

While you are here, stop in at the Innovation Installation directly adjacent to the Innovation Lab to explore potential futures of innovation!


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Cheekwood ABC
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
From Ideas to Action: Tools for Implementing Learning Innovation
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Stacy Southerland (University of Central Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Bucky Dodd (University of Central Oklahoma Institute for Learning Environment Design)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Cheekwood ABC
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
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 planning and developing successful and sustainable results.

Attendees interested in this session are invited to complete the Learning Environment Innovation Inventory prior to the conference. Of course, you don’t have to complete it to participate in the workshop, and don’t have to attend the workshop if you do complete it; we know plans change! The Inventory can be accessed here until April 11, 2018.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Cheekwood G/H
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Throwing Spaghetti at the Wall: (Figuring Out) Your Institution's Appetite for Innovation
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Alyssa Dyar (Northwestern University)
Co-presenters: Matthew Aron (Northwestern University), Heather Haseley (Northwestern University)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Cheekwood G/H
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

If encouraging teaching innovation is the goal, how do we identify strategies that help initiatives gain traction and drive cultural change within our institutions? Participants will be guided through a design thinking framework and evaluation model to address challenges and generate better solutions, while encouraging a flexible and iterative approach.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Hermitage A/B
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Let’s Do Some Visual Design for Human-Centered Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (Arizona State University)
Co-presenter: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Hermitage A/B
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Visual design has important implications far beyond attempting to make things beautiful, including how we learn and process information. Join us as we play with visual design tools and explore fundamental considerations of design that you can put to use to create visually appealing teaching and learning experiences.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Hermitage C
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Collaborative Annotation in the Classroom and the Office
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Timothy Clarke (Muhlenberg College), Jenna Azar (Muhlenberg College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Hermitage C
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop explores collaborative annotation as a core digital academic practice. This technology enables users to discuss on any Web page. It can be integrated into courses but also used by staff and faculty in professional development. Workshop participants will gain hands-on experience with an open-source annotation client, Hypothesis.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Hermitage D
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Creating Data-Driven Success Stories
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Nicolette van der Lee (University of Hawaii Maui College)
Co-presenters: Helene Mancuso (Luzerne County Community College), Alexandra Shinert (California State University-MERLOT
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Hermitage D
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Data-rich reports often lack the vibrancy needed to communicate impact. It is possible to share your data in a way that is compelling and memorable. Learn how to turn your data into an effervescent story for your next report, presentation, or grant application.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Ryman Ballroom ABDE
Workshop Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Community College Summit - Welcome and Affordable Learning Solutions
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom ABDE
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

8:00am-8:30am
Welcome Remarks


8:30am-9:00am
Affordable Learning Solutions

Lowering the cost of course materials makes education more affordable and provides students more opportunities to learn. The presentation will showcase the free and open online educational resources in academic disciplines and career and technical training areas available for community colleges to adopt today. Faculty, staff, students, and program developers can discover free curriculum and program support materials from the SkillsCommons free and open library (http://als.skillscommons.org) and plan how to bring affordable learning solutions to their own campus community.


9:00am-9:45am
Affordable Learning Solutions - Collaborative Ideation/Table Talk Challenges
In small groups, participants will discuss and plan ways they can use the variety of resources and tools to implement their own affordable learning solutions initiative on their own campuses. Table discussions will focus on campuses’ readiness for affordable learning solutions as well as the challenges participants will face in planning and implementation. Tables will have an opportunity to share their ideas with the entire group.


 


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Ryman Ballroom C/F
Workshop Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
HBCU Summit - Welcome and Overview: HBCU Opening Sessions on Affordable Learning Strategies and Initiatives
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Leslie Kennedy (California State University-Office of the Chancellor), Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network), Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University), Veronica McEachin (Southern University at Shreveport), Mary Adewunmi (Southern University and A & M College)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom C/F
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

The opening 90 minutes of the HBCU Summit will focus on a welcome by your HBCU Summit leaders, an overview of HBCU Strategy for Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$), presentation of a Southern University System's system-wide intiative to enable educational quality and college afordability, and Q & A discussion focused on issues and questions raised by these presentations.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Ryman Studio ABC
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
  • Blended
Workshop
Drumming Up Magic: Using Mobile-Based Video Journals for Skill Assessment in a Flipped Music Ensemble Class
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Karen Rege (Harford Community College)
Co-presenter: Robin Armstrong (McDaniel College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Ryman Studio ABC
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will teach participants how to build a flipped classroom hybrid model for mastery of physical skills that uses video journals for content delivery and assessment. Through partner activities and group discussion, participants leave with tangible tools that are transferable across any content, subject, or discipline.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Ryman Studio MNO
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
  • HBCU
Workshop
Innovate with accessibility in mind
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Wendy Torres (Coppin State University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ryman Studio MNO
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

There are many misconceptions that exist when it comes to making content accessible for people with disabilities. An accessible information technology environment enhances usability for everyone. This session will debunk some of the myths, and provide faculty members concrete examples of how they can make their instructional content accessible. 
 


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Ryman Studio PQR
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Sure, There’s an App for that; However, How do you Know it’s Working?
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Rochelle Rodrigo (University of Arizona)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ryman Studio PQR
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

During this workshop, participants will share their motivations and contexts for implementing specific technologies into a class and outline a variety of methods to assess the different teaching and learning goals. Participants will leave with a scholarly resource list and collaboratively developed resources from during the workshop.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Developing an Interactive Syllabus
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Lead Presenter: Eleri Syverson (Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship at Georgetown University)
Co-presenter: Linda Lemus (Georgetown University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Interactive syllabi reformat and expand upon the content of a traditional syllabus in ways which allow students to actively explore, respond to, and participate in course content. This session advises on the design and implementation of a student-centered, interactive syllabus on a website, LMS, or other online platform.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Ryman Hall B1-B3
  • Other
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
  • OLC Session
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Exhibit Hall (Ryman Hall B1-B3, Conference Center Level 0, near conference registration) for refreshments.  Not only is this an opportunity to recharge with a fresh cup of coffee or tea, but you will also have the opportunity to network with other attendees from the HBCU Summit, Community College Summit, and Innovate workshop sessions.  Preview the exhibit hall, meet with our conference exhibitors, and start getting your cards stamped by exhibitors in order to win prizes!

 


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 10:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Ryman Hall B1-B3
  • Other
Other
Stretch And Renew Yoga With Janet (Wednesday AM)
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 10:15 AM to 10:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Tired of sitting and in need of a good stretch?  Join us in the yoga area of the exhibit hall (Ryman Hall B1, Conference Center Level 0, left side of the exhibit hall near the Blogger Bars)  during the networking break for a 15 minute Stretch & Renew yoga class with Janet Smith, a fellow conference attendee and certified yoga instructor.  Stretch and Renew yoga is made up of simple stretching using a chair as a prop.  Conference attire welcomed.  No mat needed.

Note:  All OLC Innovate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC, MERLOT, and the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center may not be held liable.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Cheekwood ABC
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Using the Online Interactive Faculty Development Decision Guide and Toolkit to develop and enhance faculty development programs
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Linda S. Futch (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Cheekwood ABC
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
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. The presentation will provide attendees with step-by-step guidance on using this interactive tool to evaluate, design, develop, and implement changes to develop or enhance online course quality.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Cheekwood G/H
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Technology Trends Affecting Higher Education in 2018 and Beyond
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Vickie Cook (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenters: Ray Schroeder (University of Illinois Springfield), Rhonda Gregory (Volunteer State Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Cheekwood G/H
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

From cloud-based resources and wearable technologies to augmented and virtual reality and autonomous vehicles, a steady stream of technological advances is impacting learning in unexpected ways. Bring your laptop or mobile device and engage through robust discussion and activities to explore the latest trends in learning technologies.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Hermitage A/B
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
LearningOS: Designing Your Next Generation Digital Learning Environment
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Michael Goudzwaard (Dartmouth College)
Co-presenter: Renee Franzwa (EdSurge)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Hermitage A/B
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

How might you implement your next generation digital learning environment? In this workshop, participants will prototype their next digital learning environment and produce a digital learning ecosystem map. Through this design thinking process, we will identify existing and emerging technologies as parts of your next gen learning ecosystem.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Hermitage C
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • Blended
  • MERLOT
Workshop
Strategic Planning and Exploration of Immersive Learning and Workforce Training with Mixed Reality Tools
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Donald Choate (Walters State Community College)
Co-presenters: Denise Malloy (Southwest Tennessee Community College / Tennessee Board of Regents), Darlene Smith (Walters State Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Hermitage C
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will address the impact of Mixed Reality of VR/AR/Holograms related to immersive learning regarding types of devices, mixed reality content, student engagement, faculty PD, and workforce training. Participants and presenters will have the opportunity to engage in a forum to discuss and explore (hands-on) Mixed Reality.

 

We will be using Google Expeditions and would like those who wish to participate to download from the App Store or Google Play store.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.vr.expeditions&hl=en_US

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/expeditions/id1131711060?mt=8


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Hermitage E
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Improv for the Rest of Us and Those Who Want to Work with Insanely Great Ensembles
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Russell McMahon (University of Cincinnati)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Hermitage E
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Improv is not just for comedy. This workshop will teach participants some of the techniques of improvisation and ideas on how it can be used in at work. There are studies that suggest improv does help us all to become better team members, learners, innovators, and communicators.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Ballroom ABDE
Workshop Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Community College Summit - StoryTelling and Growing Expert Instructors
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Nicolette van der Lee (University of Hawaii Maui College)
Co-presenters: Maria Fieth (MERLOT), Brenda Perea (Credly Inc. & SkillsCommons)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom ABDE
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

10:30am-11:00am
StoryTelling and Growing Expert Instructors

Community colleges face many challenges and the panel will address two distinct and persistent ones faced by career and technical training programs. First, communicating the power of educational innovations takes more than a 30 page report – it takes a good story that engages your audience and gets them to care about your innovation.  How do we craft good stories for career and technical training programs? Second, industry experts are essential subject matter experts that deliver the “job-driven” curriculum in community colleges and prepares our students for success in the workforce.  But frequently, being an industry expert doesn’t translate into an expert instructor. The U.S. Department of Labor’s SkillsCommons project has produced free and open tools, templates, and strategies that everyone can use to address these challenges. The panelist will briefly review the  strategies and resources and  walk participants through how these two tools have been applied in higher education and at the industry level.

 
11:00am-11:30am
Collaborative Ideation Challenges
Interactive with audience. Panelist will ask participants at tables to choose one of the challenges, explore the SkillsCommons resources on their own devices, and discuss how to deliver the right tools, at the right time to faculty and staff to successfully overcome the challenges and increase collaboration across their participants institution.

Challenge Questions:

  • In why ways would storytelling benefit your college's initiatives?
  • What is the first story that needs to be told and to whom?
  • Imagine your college implemented the IE2EI course with industry experts. After one year, what are the targeted outcomes. How do you celebrate?
  • What did you hear today that you could use in the next 3 months. What are the first 3 steps toward making that a reality? 
 
11:30am-11:45am
Scheming Time, Applying StoryTelling and Expert Teaching in Your Setting
Panelists will showcase an example such as selecting one story or one module from the IE2EI course and the audience will be asked if they had considered something like it.
 
11:45am-12:00pm
Wrap-Up and Summarize
Question and Answer session relative to SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunities Panel and a brief summary of highlights and resources.

Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Ballroom C/F
Workshop Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
HBCU Summit - Starting Your Own Affordable Learning Solutions Initiative
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Co-presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom C/F
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Wondering how to start your own Affordable Learning Solutions initiative?  Join Robbie Melton, Moustapha Diack, and representatives from Tennessee Universities as the discuss how to get buy-in, build your organizational infrastructure, align to campus priorites, and level tools and templates to plan your AL$ program.  There will be Q & A as well as small group work in this session where participants will start their planning.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Studio ABC
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Moving Gamification Beyond Points, Badges, and Leaderboards
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Valary Oleinik (Consultant)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Ryman Studio ABC
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Learners deserve better than the shallow extrinsic rewards some have called gamified learning. Join me for an interactive session where we will explore new ways of thinking about gamification that put the learner at the center and leverage design methods that focus on long-term motivation and engagement.​


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Studio MNO
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Creating your institution’s framework for proactively ensuring agile, quality online programming
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Frank Tomsic (American Hospital Association Health Forum)
Co-presenter: Laurie Dringus (Nova Southeastern University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ryman Studio MNO
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Institutions look for innovative and lean ways to ensure essential functional design, development and operational practices for producing quality-driven online programming.  Participants will create a scalable framework for agile, quality online learning programming that aligns and coalesces with existing or emerging frameworks, workflows, guidelines and quality standards.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Studio PQR
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Think Like a Fact-checker: A New Approach to Information Literacy
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Michael Caulfield (Washington State University-Vancouver)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ryman Studio PQR
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Much web literacy we’ve seen either asks students to look at web pages and think about them, or teaches them to publish and produce things on the web. While both these activities are valuable, neither addresses a set of real problems citizens confront daily: evauating the information that reaches them through their social media streams. For these daily tasks, student don’t need long lists of questions to think about while gazing at web documents. They need concrete strategies and tactics for tracing claims to sources and for analyzing the nature and reliability of those sources. This session will walk participants through a sampling of the actual techniques professional fact-checkers use, as well as introduce some research that shows why current approaches to information literacy may be making matters worse.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Open Professional Development Resources: An Open Sprint
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lead Presenter: John Stewart (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop introduces and expands on the idea of open educational practice by encouraging participants to adopt an OER model for their professional development programs. In this sprint, together we will define and apply the concept of open professional developmental resources (OPDR) by designing, constructing, and sharing an OPDR.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Hermitage D
  • Other
  • MERLOT
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Innovate Ranger Program Kick-Off Luncheon
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Lead Presenter: John Stewart (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Kirstin Riddick (NVCC)
Track: N/A
Location: Hermitage D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you a Ranger Program volunteer or participant?  Join the OLC Innovate 2018 Engagement Team for a Ranger Program Kick-Off Luncheon on Wednesday, where we will build connections among participants, extending community-building virtual discussions that preceeded the conference.  Participants will join "lightning" discussions, focusing on either navigating the Innovate conference (for new attendees), or addressing specific topics or problems of interest as identified in prior discussions.  Virtual communication pre- and post-conference will be supported.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Tennessee Ballroom
  • Other
  • MERLOT
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Innovate 2018 Welcome Lunch
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Tennessee Ballroom
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join your fellow attendees for a networking lunch to kick off the OLC/MERLOT Innovate 2018 conference!  Enjoy this opportunity to network with and meet fellow attendees prior to the start of regular conference programming.  

Note:  All attendees are asked to RSVP for luncheon during the registration process (so that we have a proper head-count).  There is no additional fee; lunch is included in your conference registration.  However, you must have a ticket for the luncheon via the RSVP submitted during the registration process.  


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Belmont A
Concurrent Session 1
  • Career Forum Roundtable
  • MERLOT
Career Forum Roundtable
#SquadGoals - Creating Collaborative Professional Networks That Rock
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (Arizona State University)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore), Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Kirstin Riddick (NVCC), John Stewart (University of Oklahoma), Jane Moore (MERLOT), Jill Buban (Unizin), Kate Sonka (Michigan State University), Tanya Joosten (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Belmont A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

No higher ed superhero should have to go it alone in conquering the wicked challenges ahead of them. This roundtable will feature colleagues discussing how their initial meeting at conferences allowed them to organically form a connected cohort, engaging in cross-institutional initiatives and research, as well as non-traditional professional development.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Belmont B
Concurrent Session 1
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
OLC Led Focus Group
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Laurie Hillstock (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Track: N/A
Location: Belmont B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This focus group, facilitated by Laurie Hillstock - OLC Director of Community Engagement, is designed to collect feedback and encourage interaction among attendees on a variety of key topics.  OLC is conducting this focus group on behalf of one of our OLC Innovate 2018 sponsors.

**This event is invitation only***


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Cheekwood ABC
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Resistance and Fear: Strategies and Experiences for Addressing Emotional Obstacles and Embracing Innovation
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Laurence Boggess (Penn State World Campus)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Cheekwood ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Often the first obstacle to innovation in teaching and learning is fear. Our conversation will build on two central questions: 1) How have you seen fear in others or experienced fear yourself as an obstacle to innovation? 2) What strategies have worked for you to help others overcome fear of innovation?


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Cheekwood G/H
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
  • Blended
Conversations, Not Presentations
Building the Sense of Community in a Blended Class: Is There a Best Way?
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Kelly Rippard (Old Dominion University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Cheekwood G/H
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Through lively conversation and digital collaboration via mobile applications, this session will ask attendees to consider how they might help increase peer-peer interaction in blended courses.   Topics include tools, mobile devices, best practices, institutional guidelines or limitations, perceived value, and scenario problem solving.  


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Hermitage A/B
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
Learn It, Perform It, Display It – The Power of Digital Credentialing for Workforce Acceleration
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Brenda Perea (Credly Inc. & SkillsCommons)
Co-presenter: Michael Macklin (Colorado State University - Fort Collins)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Hermitage A/B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As individuals secure their learning from multiple sources across their lifetimes, communication and certification systems are evolving to enable the efficient and reliable communication of skills. As leaders in the digital badge space, we will discuss the value of digital credentialing, help the audience develop their own best practices and showcase case how institutions and companies, are empowering individuals through recognition of achievements demonstrated both inside and outside of traditional education.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Hermitage C
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Visualizing Online Teaching Community Development
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Richter (Northern Illinois University)
Co-presenter: Tracy Miller (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Hermitage C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Who do faculty seek out for advice about online teaching? How does that impact the practices (both good and bad) that are shared? Using social network analysis (SNA), it is possible to visualize the online teaching community, to influence it in targeted ways, and to analyze changes to its structure.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Hermitage E
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Improving Course Outcomes: Lessons Learned
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: David Lindrum (Soomo Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Hermitage E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Since 2004, Soomo has worked with many colleges and universities to increase student success through innovative course design. Today, we’ll share a few of our favorite lessons learned from each stage of our process: pinpointing problems, designing solutions, building courses, equipping faculty, supporting course delivery, and analyzing course performance.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Magnolia Ballroom
Concurrent Session 1
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
2D Discussion: A Nodal Framework for Discussion Board Posts
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Caitlin Hanlon (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Flipped classrooms have increased engagement, but at-home instruction is often isolating for students. We have developed 2D Discussion, a platform that creates a nodal network from discussion board posts. This method allows students to better visualize connections between topics and will hopefully encourage more robust interactions outside of the classroom.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
A Collaboration Model of Instructional Designer Engagement and Faculty Autonomy
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Michelle Mentzer (Indiana State University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This model proposes a flexible templated approach to course development based on the need for faculty autonomy and instructional designer engagement.  Recognizing the need of instructional designers to engage multiple stakeholders, and the need of faculty to retain their autonomy, this model gives insight to how this might work in a practical way.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
A NGDLE case study: Our success and lessons in building and sustaining innovation in course environments
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Melissa Hicks (Pennsylvania State University)
Co-presenters: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University ), Michael Collins (Penn State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Next Generation Digital Learning Environment (NGDLE), identified in 2015, has been an enigma; many definitions, many white-papers, few production examples. In this session, instructional designers, technologists behind the first open source NGDLE will demonstrate and discuss learner experience across a distributed platform through examples of live courses by showcasing the Next Generation of EdTech.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Adding a New Dimension to Protein Structures: student perceptions of augmented reality in a biochemistry course
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Andrew Wilson (Carleton College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will examine an interactive augmented reality interface we developed, piloted, and have begun to evaluate in an upper-level biochemistry course. The data we are gathering compares student perceptions in two scenarios--viewing 3D protein structures via traditional monitor display in PyMol versus in Augmented Reality using iPads.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
AMA with Your Professor: An Experiment in Scaling Innovations
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Yin Wah Kreher (Temple University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

AMAs (Ask Me Anything) are fairly commonplace events in the business world. How can higher-education institutions translate this concept and practice for their unique purposes? In this presentation, we will share how we planned, revised and implemented AMAs in our university context.  

 
  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Blended
Emerging Ideas Session
Blend, Act, and Persist: The Influence of Blended Learning on Active Learning for Student Persistence in Introductory Science Courses
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Brenda Such (University of Florida)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Particularly within the last 10 years, education has seen the accelerated parallel development of blended learning and active learning as highly recommended practices. Furthermore, with the advocacy of STEM education, the presented mixed methods study examines a proposed framework that blended learning affordances enables or constrains active learning. Within the framework includes blended learning affordances like face-to-face lectures, in-class clicker questions, discussion classes, quizzes, online homework, and external face-to-face and online tutoring services. By the end of the presentation, participants will craft their own blended learning designs, other than the traditional blend of face-to-face and online experiences. Participants will identify the potential benefits and pitfalls to the use of particular affordances in a blended learning class. Participants will also identify how the blended learning affordances influence active learning among students.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Bringing a Crime Scene to life using Virtual Reality: How I did it, or at least tried to.
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Cody House (The George Washington University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An overview of how I used Virtual Reality and ThingLink to deliver an immersive Crime Scene experience to online and face-to-face students. During this presentation I’ll share tips, tricks and lessons learned on how I got started, where I went and more importantly where will this project be heading. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Changing the Credentialing Narrative: Creating a Game-Based Badging Pilot at UMUC
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Leslie Dinauer (University of Maryland University College )
Co-presenter: Laura Harris (University of Maryland University College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to justify the value of their degrees and credentials. University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is using gamified learning in a digital badge pilot to validate how students’ academic content knowledge and experiences align with the career-ready skills employers seek.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
DESIGNING DUAL ENROLLMENT ONLINE COURSES FOR STUDENTS WHO LEARN DIFFERENTLY
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Marie-Pierre Huguet (Landmark College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online dual enrollment has the potential to reach many at-risk students and gives them an opportunity to self-determine whether post-secondary education is the right option. This conversation focuses on our approach to the design and delivery of online dual enrollment courses to students who learn differently (LD).


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Fostering Metacognition in Faculty: A Growth Mindset Approach
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Carrie Wandler (Colorado Technical University)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The reflexive quality of institutional assessment requires that leaders challenge themselves and their faculty to interrogate assumptions, to think about how they are thinking and why. This presentation will outline practical techniques aimed at helping faculty develop their own metacognitive practice using a growth mindset model of engagement.  


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Many Cooks in the Kitchen: How to Foster Diverse Identities and Practices Across Teams for Innovation
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Erik Skogsberg (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Stephen Thomas (MSU), Dave Goodrich (Michigan State University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Innovation often emerges when diverse people can freely communicate dissent and agreement. The MSU Hub’s team of educators, instructional designers, and researchers are currently supporting a large-scale curriculum revisioning. Join us for conversation rooted in this question: How do you balance diverse viewpoints to keep innovation projects flowing to completion?


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Why is medical education mired in the eighteenth century? Let's discuss inquiry learning in medical education.
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Paul Koltnow (University of Tenneesee Health Science Center )
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In the year 2020, it's estimated that it will only take 73 days for the volume of medical knowledge to double. Simple rote recall is clearly not feasible, so the question becomes how do medical educators prepare future providers to have both a foundation of knowledge and critical thinking skills. 

 


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Ryman Ballroom A/B
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Education Session
Growing Digital Pedagogy in the Digital Innovation Greenhouse at the University of Michigan
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Amy Homkes-Hayes (University of Michigan Office of Academic Innovation)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ryman Ballroom A/B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The University of Michigan Digital Innovation Greenhouse (DIG) is scaling “homegrown” digital pedagogy. Our group of software developers, user experience designers, and behavioral scientists work with faculty to iterate and spread innovative edtech. Join to discuss how DIG was born. Learn how to support and scale digital innovation.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Ryman Ballroom C/F
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
HBCU Summit - OLC Quality Scorecard: Getting Started, Part I
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenter: Karen Pedersen (Kansas State)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom C/F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join Dr. Kaye Shelton and Dr. Karen Pedersen as they discusses the OLC Quality Scorecard and how HBCUs can get started using it.  They will review best practices to help you evaluate your online learning program, as well as discuss first steps for implementation with campus leadership.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Ryman Ballroom D/E
Concurrent Session 1
Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Concurrent Session 1
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Design fail? Learning Environment Modeling (LEM) can help!
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Deborah Ezell (Harford Community College)
Co-presenter: Richard Smith (Harford Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We’ve all been inspired at some point to completely overhaul our course design in order to improve student outcomes.  Why then does intent sometimes fail to take flight?  What happens if the objective is not achieved?  We’ll show you how to efficiently navigate each twist and turn along the course redesign and/or refresh process using a set of tools and techniques to transform the student learning experience. 


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Ryman Studio ABC
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Using Design to Increase Learner Motivation
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Colin Taper (University of North Carolina - Wilmington)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Ryman Studio ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation focuses on increasing student motivation via design, with a specific focus on the ARCS model of motivational design as it applies to the online learning space. Participants will leave with functional, practical takeaways that can be implemented into any course.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Ryman Studio H/I
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Content Strategy: 5 Proven Steps To Digital And OER Implementation
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Mark Christensen (Ed Map Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio H/I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As a result of a growing emphasis on affordability and student success, alternatives to the traditional course material model is needed. Explore tasks required for a successful paradigm shift to digital course materials. Discover an integrated content strategy to support stakeholders, improve student experience, and help achieve your institution's mission.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Ryman Studio J/K
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Improving Instruction With Learning Material Engagement Data
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Paul Vaupel (VitalSource Technologies)
Co-presenter: Daniel Green (VitalSource Technologies)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio J/K
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Institutions use lots of data to predict student outcomes. However, there’s something missing: students’ engagement with learning materials. This session will showcase how instructors can improve outcomes by using course materials engagement data.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Ryman Studio MNO
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Using Collaborative Leadership to Enhance Online Learning Across the University
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Paula Weissman (American University)
Co-presenter: Jill Klein (American University)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Ryman Studio MNO
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The growing demand for online learning is challenging universities to move beyond program-specific thinking to develop strategies and resources to deliver high quality online instruction across the university. Learn how one university is using a collaborative leadership model to promote institutional learning, innovation, and change.  


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Ryman Studio PQR
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Social Presence Online: An Experiment in Discussion-Based Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Emily Bembeneck (University of Chicago)
Co-presenter: Matt Cohn (University of Chicago)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ryman Studio PQR
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Between 2015-2018, we ran an experiment offering online class to alumni, focused on intense asynchronous discussion on a social platform instead of a traditional LMS. In this session, we will share our findings according to the CoI model and engage the audience in a discussion of social collaborative learning.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Belmont A
Concurrent Session 2
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
Role and Identity of an Instructional Designer
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Breana Yaklin (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Caroline White (Michigan State University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Belmont A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This facilitated roundtable discussion explores the role and identity of instructional designers. We’ll discuss how instructional designers work as consultants, project managers, creative design thinkers, and/or other roles; how to communicate roles; power dynamics and empowerment for instructional designers; and challenges and lessons learned in various roles.

 
Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Belmont B
Concurrent Session 2
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Remote-Learner Focus Group
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Laurie Hillstock (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Belmont B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Remote-Learner is looking for feedback from educators on our administrator site dashboard.  The site dashboard centralizes key actionable information about site activity such as usage reports, news and announcements, support cases, training opportunities, and more.  The discussion will focus on identifying the priority information for presentation in the dashboard to maximize its usefulness to site administrators.  For their time and contributions, the first ten people to arrive will receive a Starbucks gift card.

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.  


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Cheekwood ABC
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Student Perceptions of Immersive 360 Video Content
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Penny Ralston-Berg (Pennsylvania State University - World Campus)
Co-presenter: William Egan (Penn State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Cheekwood ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With a recognizable gap in the research and evaluation of immersive content in online learning, more investigation is needed. Our initial effort to evaluate the effectiveness of 360 video and research its impact will be discussed. Participants can share their experience with immersive content and discuss research and design strategies. 


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Cheekwood G/H
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Think globally, act locally - a model for central collaboration and decentral support
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Co-presenters: Joleen Cannon (University of Florida), Sedef Smith (University of Houston - Downtown)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Cheekwood G/H
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When it comes to supporting faculty and instructional design, the argument is often local versus central, but leveraging combined approaches fosters mutually beneficial relationships that share best practices, encourage innovation, and pilot strategies and technologies. This discussion will share the experiences of four institutions from the college and institutional levels.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Hermitage A/B
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Designing Competition-Based Courses in a Game-Show Format
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kiran Budhrani (University of North Carolina - Charlotte)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Hermitage A/B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to redesign your course into a semester-long game-show that develops students’ skills while promoting active learning and fun in the classroom. This session demonstrations how to apply the “Iron Chef” game show as an anchor to convert an existing classroom-led course to a competition-based curriculum. 


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Hermitage C
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Supporting Traditional Students in a Non-Traditional Program
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Nicole Raymond (University of Florida)
Co-presenter: Meredith Beaupre (University of Florida)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Hermitage C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To support students in an innovative University of Florida hybrid admissions program, where admitted students complete their lower division requirements online using the UF Online infrastructure, UF Online has developed innovative programming to create opportunities for a traditional college experience in an online learning environment.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Hermitage D
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Integrating Experiential Problem-Based Learning into Executive Level Professional Programs
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Chris Zakrzewski (New York University)
Co-presenter: Amy Rae (New York University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Hermitage D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:
New York University, School of Professional Studies, merged two contemporary theories, experiential and problem-based learning, in order to create a dynamic learning environment for executive professionals. Experiential Problem-Based Learning (EPBL) supported innovative instructional design and content development and addressed obstacles reported in the literature by including best-practices in technology. This session will present examples of EPBL in practice.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Hermitage E
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
How A Community College Increased Student Engagement With Lecture Capture
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Thomas Kemp (Cuyahoga Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Hermitage E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Recognizing that incorporating academic video into instruction greatly increases engagement and student achievement, Cuyahoga Community College created a mobile, multi-stream recording platform for its online courses.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Magnolia Ballroom
Concurrent Session 2
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Course Design with Autism in Mind:  Incorporating Three Universal Design Principles to Benefit All Your Online Students
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jane Wolfarth (University of Utah)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Practice incorporating the first three Universal Design Principles into your online courses, no matter the age or skill level of your students.  Logical, intuitive course design benefits not just students on the Autism Spectrum, but also ADHD students, international students, and anyone else trying to navigate online course content.  


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Forging past Twitter as a novelty: Effectively using Twitter as a tool in Education
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Keith O'Neal (Lipscomb University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Twitter is the largest Professional Learning Network in existence & we need to get you plugged in. Discover what you have been missing at this conference, the collaboration, the discussion, the conference behind the conference. We will discuss whom to follow, twitter tips, & more. Join the discussion @ #OLCInnovate.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Gaining Workforce Readiness Skills Through a Higher Education Digital Badging Initiative
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Claire Sullivan (University of Maine)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The University of Maine implemented a digital badging initiative that aids students in developing the skills employers need and the economy demands. Sixty badges were created, taking students from participant to leader, improving their workforce-readiness by offering active engagement experiences, within a three level, stackable pathway system.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Helping STEM Students Thrive
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Patrice Torcivia Prusko (Cornell University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We continue to hear stories of underrepresented and first generation students lagging behind or switching out of STEM majors. Hear how we are creating more stories of thriving through a new online speaker series, where faculty, staff, and students can share ideas, learn from one another, and build a community. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
How can we get students to work in teams in online courses?
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Rolando J. Mendez (Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructors face numerous challenges for getting students to work in teams.  The focus of this session is to present some of the elements and strategies faculty and instructional designers must take into consideration when planning, implementing and guiding virtual teams and team activities in online courses.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Innovating Affective and Effective Instructional Innovations
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Ramiro de la Rosa (University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley)
Co-presenter: George Handley (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In a world of innovative teaching and distance learning, educators have a plethora of technological approaches available when developing or modifying courses.  By employing empirical research models of fidelity of implementation and efficacy, educators can measure adherence to instructional interventions and their effect on targeted student achievement gaps.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Innovative Approaches to Faculty Fellow Services – strategies for maximum impact
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Wendy Bjerke (Sacred Heart University)
Co-presenter: Jaya Kannan (Sacred Heart University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online teaching and learning (OTL) is promoted at many universities in a variety of ways. This session describes the development of an office of digital teaching and learning to include the addition of a faculty fellow who serves the department and University in several ways. The roles, responsibilities, and activities of a faculty fellow are presented along with initial outcomes. How does the faculty fellow and office of digital learning connect and collaborate with fellow faculty members and administrators to specifically promote OTL practices? Examples are provided.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Intentional design: Transform an online student success course from low participation to high
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jeanne Samuel (Delgado Community College)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Curious about how version 3 of a college success skills course evolved? Join us to learn about the process and results of the redesigned course. The motivation behind the changes for version 4 will be discussed. This presentation is targeted to instructional designers and faculty who create their own courses. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Learning is Earning: The Future of EdTech on the Blockchain
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Taylor Kendal (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 9
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 that will define the online learning economy of tomorrow.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Melting the walls between Educational Technologies and Teaching
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Diane Sempler (Cornell University)
Co-presenter: Rob Vanderlan (Cornell University)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you engage faculty in teaching innovation at a research university? Join us for an interactive session where we’ll share how Cornell is engaged in a process to merge academic technologies and the teaching center to enhance pedagogical innovation and improve the student experience.  We will discuss opportunities, challenges, and consider how to move the needle on innovation in teaching.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
OER: Moving Beyond the Free Textbook and into Open Pedagogy
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Susan McDowall (Central Community College)
Co-presenter: Rachael Robinson-Keilig (Central Community College)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will brainstorm how to take existing class assignments and projects and move them into an open pedagogical framework. Using already published examples and examples from the authors' own classes as a jumping off point, the discussion will focus on the promises of open pedagogy and how to move into it. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Online Learning Efficacy Research Database
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Among faculty there is still skepticism about the effectiveness of online learning. The Ecampus Research Unit at Oregon State University has created a searchable database that will help users to find discipline-specific research comparing online, hybrid/blended, and face-to-face modalities. Participants will be able to test the database and provide feedback. 


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Magnolia Boardroom B
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunity Meeting: StoryTelling Workshop
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Nicolette van der Lee (University of Hawaii Maui College)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Boardroom B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Data-rich reports often lack the vibrancy needed to communicate impact. It is possible to share your data in a way that is compelling and memorable. Learn how to turn your data into an effervescent story for your next report, presentation, or grant application.
Join the StoryTelling IMPACTcommunity for a hands-on workshop in building your organizations' story. Take the next steps in telling your project's story with the guidance of experienced StoryTellers. Participants will come away with the early stages of their own story development for national audiences. Follow-up support will be provided regarding story completion and refinement, venue delivery, marketing planning, and using the finished story as a communication tool for local project stakeholders. Explore effective storytelling delivery methods such as video, interactive online tools, and eye-catching model construction or consumables.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Ryman Ballroom A/B
Concurrent Session 2
Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Ryman Ballroom C/F
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
HBCU Summit - OLC Quality Scorecard: Getting Started, Part II
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenter: Karen Pedersen (Kansas State)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom C/F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Dr. Kaye Shelton and Dr. Karen Pedersen will facilitation small group discussions with HBCU Summit participants on first steps in applying the OLC Quality Scorecard at their institution.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Ryman Ballroom D/E
Concurrent Session 2
Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Concurrent Session 2
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Promoting and Supporting the Use of Social Media and Digital Technology in English Composition
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Daniel Ward (New Jersey City University)
Co-presenter: Audrey Fisch (New Jersey City University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Educators will learn how students can incorporate digital literacy into a face-to-face English Composition class in order to bolster traditional content, student engagement, and authentic learning. Hands-on activities will model free online tools for the development of a student-developed website as a digital portfolio. 


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Ryman Studio ABC
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
International Online Collaboration: Models and Methods
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Pete Boltuc (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenter: Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Ryman Studio ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Session facilitators and participants will jointly explore models, benefits and challenges, effective practices, and methods of evaluation that support online international collaboration. Audience participation will be encouraged throughout the presentation and session attendees will be invited to participate in future international collaborations with the session facilitators.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Ryman Studio H/I
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Streamlining Assessment With Moodle’s CBE Frameworks
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Claire Machia (eThink Education)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio H/I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will showcase how eThink Education has helped various client institutions streamline current assessment practices by leveraging Competency Framework features within their existing Moodle instance.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Ryman Studio J/K
Concurrent Session 2
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
How to Support Effective Teaching and Learning with Brightspace
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Brad Ketelaars (D2L)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio J/K
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Ask ten people what “the best learning experience” means. You’ll get ten different answers. The real answer is clear: educators should be able to teach the way they want. The use of a smart, flexible learning management system (LMS) can help increase student engagement, improve classroom management, and enable anytime/anywhere learning. This demonstration will showcase how D2L’s Brightspace platform supports student success.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Ryman Studio MNO
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
MERLOT Mystery Challenge: Exploring Resources to Support Teaching and Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Susan Moncada (MERLOT)
Co-presenter: Carol Jessup (University of Illinois Springfield )
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ryman Studio MNO
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore the benefits MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching)  offers members by participating in the MERLOT Mystery Challenge, modeled after the television game show Hollywood Squares, and hosted by a veteran Associate Editor and master Peer Reviewer as they share their valued experiences.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Ryman Studio PQR
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Creating Opportunities to Engage and Collaborate with a Geographically Diverse Virtual Faculty
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Parga (University of Southern California)
Co-presenter: Stephanie George (University of Southern California)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Ryman Studio PQR
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Technology has changed the landscape of higher education, creating opportunities to build diverse faculty teams while introducing unique challenges for virtual engagement and collaboration. This workshop considers opportunities for innovatively harnessing technology to develop a geographically diverse, engaged and productive virtual faculty to train the next generation. 


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Ryman Hall B1-B3
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Exhibit Hall (Ryman Hall B1-B3, Conference Center Level 0, near conference registration) for a networking coffee break. Not only is this an opportunity to recharge with a fresh cup of coffee or tea, but you will also have the opportunity to network with other conference attendees, catch Round 1 of the "Whose Design Is Anyway?" competition in the Innovation Lab, explore the Innovation Installation, and visit our conference exhibitors.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Whose Design Is It Anyway - Round 1
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (Arizona State University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jessica Hill (University of Arizona), Rick Franklin (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:


WELCOME TO “WHOSE DESIGN IS IT ANYWAY?” – A SERIES OF SESSIONS WHERE EVERYTHING IS MADE UP AND THE POINTS DON’T MATTER AT ALL!

Improvisation and flexibility are hallmarks of innovation. In the Innovation Lab, we’re not only prepared to live that out – we want you to join in the fun too! Join us for our second annual installation of the improv series of “Whose Design is it Anyway?”, where we will incorporate Design Thinking and educational technology. Our audience and our contestants will collaborate to generate creative solutions and suggestions for incorporating technology into their teaching practices.  We will be joined again this year by our resident and master blues musician, Rick Franklin, who will partner with our improv team to tease out the connections between music, improvisation, design and education. Rick's insights and skills are can't-miss fun and entertainment!

Be sure to check out the Innovation Lab schedule below for the schedule of “Whose Design Is It Anyway?” rounds (all during the networking coffee breaks), and make plans to meet us there. If you’re looking for a great way to step out of your comfort zone or even to create solutions for others - or if you just want to hear some great tunes while you sip your cup of joe - stop by and join us. You might even pick up a prize for your improvisational genius!
 


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Ryman Studio MNO
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Institute for Professional Development: Faculty Meet-Up
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio MNO
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 April 18, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Ryman Hall B1-B3
  • Other
Other
Stretch And Renew Yoga With Janet (Wednesday PM)
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Tired of sitting and in need of a good stretch?  Join us in the yoga area of the exhibit hall (Ryman Hall B1, Conference Center Level 0, left side of the exhibit hall near the Blogger Bars)  during the networking break for a 15 minute Stretch & Renew yoga class with Janet Smith, a fellow conference attendee and certified yoga instructor.  Stretch and Renew yoga is made up of simple stretching using a chair as a prop.  Conference attire welcomed.  No mat needed.

Note:  All OLC Innovate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC, MERLOT, and the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center may not be held liable.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Belmont A
Concurrent Session 3
  • Career Forum Roundtable
  • MERLOT
Career Forum Roundtable
EdTech & the Faculty Role: Changing Expectations and Career Implications
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Catherine Honig (National Louis University)
Co-presenters: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning), B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University), Julie Evey (University of Southern Indiana)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Belmont A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

BRIEF ABSTRACT: This roundtable discussion explores the impact of educational technology and online learning on the faculty job role and faculty career. 


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Belmont B
Concurrent Session 3
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
OLC Led Focus Group
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Laurie Hillstock (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Track: N/A
Location: Belmont B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This focus group, facilitated by Laurie Hillstock - OLC Director of Community Engagement, is designed to collect feedback and encourage interaction among attendees on a variety of key topics.  OLC is conducting this focus group on behalf of one of our OLC Innovate 2018 sponsors.

***This event is invitation only***


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Cheekwood ABC
Concurrent Session 3
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
#a11yOLC: Making Accessibility a priority
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Cole Eskridge (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Cheekwood ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It’s difficult to find someone who fundamentally disagrees with the concept of Universal Design; however, its principles can be difficult for us to make actionable. In this conversation, participants will discuss the barriers to institutionalizing web accessibility practices and will share out resources and potential solutions break these barriers down.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Cheekwood G/H
Concurrent Session 3
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Game Design as Pedagogy
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: John Stewart (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Cheekwood G/H
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will discuss game design as part of broader movement of active learning. Game design, like game play, readily fits into flipped and project-based learning pedagogies. Students must account for the many levels of their creation—as a narrative, as a game, as a journey to facilitate learning and self discovery.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Hermitage A/B
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
The quest to find the optimal student self-study video format
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Heather Hazelwood (Butler University)
Co-presenter: Kimberly Beck (Butler University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Hermitage A/B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Self-study video modules with embedded quizzes were created, using three different video formats, to provide students with multimodal review/background material. The presenters will chronicle their quest to find the optimal student self-study video format which participants will be able to experience. Be sure to bring a laptop and earbuds!


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Hermitage C
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
The World-Wide Campfire: Video Conferencing Done Right
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Autumm Caines (St. Norbert College)
Co-presenter: Michael Berman (California State University Channel Islands) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Hermitage C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Video conferencing is one of the most powerful tools for world-wide collaboration ever invented. Based on experience facilitating dozens of video conference experiences incorporating hundreds of participants from five continents, the leaders will demonstrate why video conferencing matters, and what makes a video conference succeed - or fail.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Hermitage D
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Improving Teaching Practices: Leveraging Digital Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (Unizin)
Co-presenter: Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Hermitage D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do we move the needle to achieve better student outcomes in courses? Learn from two large grants, the Digital Learning Innovation Awards managed by the Online Learning Consortium and Accelerating Adaptive Learning managed by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities how faculty are leveraging digital tools for classroom, blended or online to make a difference.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Hermitage E
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Making Online Courses Face To Face With VoiceThread
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lisa O'Sullivan (VoiceThread)
Track: N/A
Location: Hermitage E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online courses can feel lonely and flat. VoiceThread brings energy to your content, discussions and assignments. With VoiceThread, you can improve social engagement and provide instructor immediacy to your students.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Magnolia Ballroom
Concurrent Session 3
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Online Teaching Immersion Experience for STEM Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Mary Gozza-Cohen (Thomas Jefferson University)
Co-presenter: Lisa Kozlowski (Thomas Jefferson University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Online Teaching Immersion Experience program was made possible by a Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Guidance for Trainees Grant. Our program taught best practices in online course design and pedagogy to STEM graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. It involved a collaborative effort between Thomas Jefferson and Widener Universities.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Partnerships and Alternative Pathways: The Educational Ecosystem
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Lisa Sax Mahoney (National College Credit Recommendation Service (NCCRS))
Co-presenter: Jackie Arnold (Saylor Academy)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Innovative partnerships that unite institutions, alternative learning providers and employers create an effective educational ecosystem to prepare learners for the workforce, and for higher learning. Explore models that are designed to increase access, affordability and degree completion through use of OER’s, prior learning assessment and alignment with academia-industry standards. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Post It: Using Padlet to Innovate Instruction
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Melony Shemberger (Murray State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Padlet is a free “virtual wall” to house comments and posts. It's like using Post-It Notes, but on the web. In this session, learn how to use Padlet as part of your teaching toolbox to summarize a large amount of information—text, photos, graphs—for various assignments and class purposes.

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Practical and Creative Applications of Heutagogy with Self-Mapped Learning Pathways
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Matt Crosslin (University of Texas at Arlington LINK Research Lab)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Can open, customizable, self-mapped learning pathways make the transition from conceptual heutagogical idea to practical classroom application? This interactive presentation will explore the pros and cons of this emerging learning design approach by collaboratively brainstorming ideas with participants for how they can practically apply customizable pathway concepts to their courses.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
SAMR & Schoology: Demystifying Schoology Tools for Adult Learners
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Tiffany Moy (Proviso Township District 209)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Imagine being able to extend learning experiences for students beyond the classroom.  Enhance and transform teaching and learning with the integration of Schoology's basic tools with the SAMR framework.   In this session, educators are able to understand how the SAMR framework and Schoology support personalized learning.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunities: Solving Big Issues in Today’s Higher Ed
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Christian Lagarde (California State University)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Educators can respond to the challenges in higher education stronger together, as a community. This mindset was the impetus for the creation of the SkillsCommons.org IMPACTcommunities. Three communities were created to address specific needs in higher education: StoryTelling, Industry Expert to Expert Instructor, and the Skills2Work (S2W). Come hear each of the three communities discuss the progressive and successful outcomes of their work.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Snap, Insta and YouTube : Can We Learn Something from the Centennial Students?!
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Sue McGorry (DeSales University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Although experts continue to study Millienials in an attempt to understand their behavior, a new demographic has surfaced that may significantly impact institutions of higher education: enter the Centennials.  Although some demographic research has been reported in industry, Centennials and their social media use have not been explored in detail in scholarly educational research (Chou, 2009).  We explore these and other issues in this study.     


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Agile Teacher: A Gameful Workshop Kit
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Nick Noel (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Michigan State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The agile teacher, is a gameful approach to faculty and staff workshops, that provides opportunities for discussion, collaboration and intellectual collision. The workshop invites  participants to think through common challenges that arise in courses, and address issues of technology integration, personalized learning and student/teacher interaction.

 

  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Digital Natives are Restless: Instructional Technology as a Catalyst for Change
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Cheri Wolfe (The University of Tennessee at Martin)
Co-presenter: Adam Wilson (The University of Tennessee at Martin)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Colleges and universities today face greater challenges than in years past. Increases in tuition costs coupled with a deficit of high-paying, after-college jobs suggest to some that college may not be worth the investment. Additionally, schools are under increasing scrutiny from multiple stakeholders to provide evidence that students are achieving set outcomes. With these challenges, it is more important than ever that our colleges and universities embrace technology in teaching and learning, and recognize that teaching today’s students necessitates a pedagogical shift to the teaching mindset.

This session will pose questions about the changing higher education landscape for faculty and students as well as explore ways to energize existing teaching and learning by infusing best practices in technology integration. 

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Other End User: Setting LMS Expectations Starting with Our Students
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Corri Nicoletti (Marist College)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We didn’t realize the impact of a small, department initiative until Institutional Research called to determine the cause behind some impressive statistics. Join us as we chat about implementing and working to mandate an online student orientation for all incoming students.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Unpacking the Influence of Online Students’ Perceived Course Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction on their Performance
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Firm Faith Watson (Murray State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To what extent do online students’ perceive their course satisfaction and dissatisfaction influence their course performance? Presenters will answer this question based on findings from a dissertation study and references such as Keller’s ARCS Model and Herzberg’s two-factor theory. They will recommend strategies that could potentially improve online students performance.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Magnolia Boardroom B
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunity Meeting: Industry Expert To Expert Instructor Group Discussion
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Brenda Perea (Credly Inc. & SkillsCommons)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Boardroom B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join this IMPACTcommunity for an interactive discussion regarding implementing strong onboarding practices for industry experts new to the classroom. Take a tour of the new Industry Expert to Expert Teacher self-paced onboarding course, free to download today at https://www.skillscommons.org/handle/taaccct/10609. Develop a draft plan for how you can use this free and flexible resource at your own institution.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Ryman Ballroom A/B
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
  • Blended
Education Session
Diversity, Inclusion, and the Stage: Engaging students through a performing arts-based hybrid model
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Gary Chinn (The Pennsylvania State University)
Co-presenter: Kate Miffitt (Penn State)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Ryman Ballroom A/B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Hybrid course approaches are typically thought of as the combination of online and classroom experiences. The performing arts-based hybrid model instead features online content paired with student attendance of theatre and music experiences. Through this novel approach, students are exposed to a variety of performance types and a rich diversity of voices from the stage. Learn about how the Pennsylvania State University is using this arts-based hybrid model and the unique learning environment of the performance theatre to open discussions about diversity, inclusion, and equity with our undergraduate student population. 


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Ryman Ballroom C/F
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
HBCU Summit - Online Piano Lessons: Making Meaningful Connections
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Joao Casarotti (Southern University A&M College)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom C/F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Technology is making distance learning a "clear and present" option for teachers.  This session will present the challenges and many opportunities of distance piano instruction, as well as the tool and strategies in how to adapt curriculums for this new medium of long-distance education.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Ryman Ballroom D/E
Concurrent Session 3
Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Concurrent Session 3
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Design Thinking for High Impact Learning: Rethinking the Academic Toolkit
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Adam Nemeroff (Dartmouth College)
Co-presenter: Michael Goudzwaard (Dartmouth College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you hopping on the design thinking train? Learn how faculty, staff, and students at Dartmouth College are applying design thinking to curriculum, research, entrepreneurship, and life. In this session, we will briefly introduce design thinking principles, then participants will apply the process to their campuses, organizations, and lives.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Ryman Studio ABC
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Breaking Down Barriers Between Buyers and Sellers
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Scott Lomas (Entangled Solutions) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Mike Olsen (Proctorio), Jeff Anderson (eXplorance), David Lindrum (Soomo Learning), Luke Dowden (University of Louisiana - Lafayette), Emma Zone (Faculty Guild), Gale Gibson Gayle (Bethune-Cookman University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ryman Studio ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With so many different educational technologies out there, how do institutions cut through the clutter and intentionally select products that will produce impact? What are the best and worst practices of the vendors that approach you? What should all vendors know in order to improve? And conversely how do vendors identify and approach the right people at institutions? What are some easy changes institutions could make to be better customers?

In this session, attendees will hear from a panel of decision makers at institutions and technology vendors who will discuss their approaches on evaluating and selecting education technologies.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Ryman Studio H/I
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Igniting a Global Learning Transformation through Custom Online Courseware
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Andrew Rourke (Maplesoft)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio H/I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how the University of Waterloo uses modern online learning tools to develop and administer customized STEM courses to thousands of students worldwide


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Ryman Studio J/K
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
What's In The Secret Sauce?
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jason Gildner (Echo360)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio J/K
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What are the ‘secret’ ingredients to make your class experience more interactive and to have your students more engaged and successful with their learning?


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Ryman Studio MNO
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Evolution of the Effective Workforce: Mindful Iterations in Project Management and Virtual Team Communications
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Ryman Studio MNO
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

For over three decades now: email, telephones and spreadsheets have been the primary team communication and collaboration tools. We’ll iterate our way forward, exploring how today’s increasingly virtual workforce is using new tools like Slack, Teams, and Jira, that foster knowledge sharing, evidence-based decision making, personal connectivity and creativity.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Ryman Studio PQR
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
Smart Phones? Smarter Classrooms?
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Cris Guenter (California State University-Chico) (Virtual Presenter), Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Elaine Lawrence (SUNY - Oneonta) (Virtual Presenter), Bruce Bennett (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ryman Studio PQR
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A great debate brews: Should teachers allow smartphones in the classroom or not? Do smartphones distract from lessons or can they be incorporated into the curriculum to serve as tools supporting learning? Presenters and attendees will debate the use of smartphones in the classroom, discuss policies and solutions.  Join us!

 
Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Tennessee Ballroom
  • Keynote - Campfire Stories
  • Streamed Session
Keynote - Campfire Stories
Classroom Science: Failing When You Succeed, Succeeding When You Fail
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Stephen Thomas (MSU)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Tennessee Ballroom
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

How we teach science often reinforces the idea that the purpose of experiments is to confirm our preconceived ideas. So when an experiment fails to give us what we expect, the experiment is often viewed as a failure. In this campfire story, hear how one student's perception of their science experiment highlighted classroom supports and barriers to failing.


  • Keynote - Campfire Stories
  • Streamed Session
Keynote - Campfire Stories
On Being Awake
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Shel Kimen (Ford Motor Company)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Tennessee Ballroom
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Shel will talk about living on the edge of Failure, what it feels like, how to cope, and how it’s led to innovative opportunities she could have never imagined.


  • Keynote - Campfire Stories
  • Streamed Session
Keynote - Campfire Stories
Pathways and Possibilities
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Melody Buckner (University of Arizona)
Track: N/A
Location: Tennessee Ballroom
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Have you ever had a door close in your face on an opportunity you were sure was your perfect fit?  In that moment did you look around only to find a window you had never noticed before with an unexpected opportunity taking you to places you never imaged? We will be exploring this kind of situation and how it can be a transformative experience. Don’t be afraid to take a chance on flying through that window!


  • Keynote - Campfire Stories
  • Streamed Session
Keynote - Campfire Stories
The Reality of 'Virtual Reality' In The Classroom
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Maggie Melo (University of Arizona)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Tennessee Ballroom
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Maggie shares the limitations of her idealized, glorious, 'fail-proof' virtual reality assignment for her business and technical writing class.


  • Keynote - Campfire Stories
  • Streamed Session
Keynote - Campfire Stories
The Struggle Is Real: Long Live The Latest And Greatest Technology
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Corinne Hoisington (Central Virginia Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Tennessee Ballroom
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Huge Mistake - Did I really buy into a bag phone, c'mon, not Google Glass too, seriously? I am that early adopter in online education that views the use of bleeding edge technology as my own badge of honor and am quick to throw away legacy applications.


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Ryman Hall B1-B3
  • Other
Other
OLC/MERLOT Innovate Welcome Reception
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Immediately following the Campfire Stories Keynote event, join your fellow conference attendees in the Exhibit Hall (Ryman Hall B1-B3, Conference Center Level 0 - near conference registration) for networking and musical entertainment during our Innovate Welcome Reception. Refreshments will be served; don't forget your complimentary drink ticket!


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Ryman Ballroom A/B
  • Other
  • MERLOT
Other
MERLOT Leadership Meeting and Dinner
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom A/B
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

The MERLOT Leadership meeting allows editors, members of the editorial boards, Peer Reviewers Extraordinaire and project directors of MERLOT to look back on the previous year's accomplishments, and plan ahead for the future.  Dinner will be served.
 

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


Wednesday April 18, 2018 - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Delta Pavilion
  • Other
Other
Wednesday Evening Campfire Gathering: Gaming
Date: Wednesday, April 18th
Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Delta Pavilion
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join us at the Gaylord Opryland each evening (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 9-10pm, Delta Pavilion) for Campfire Gatherings. After the days events (and with ample time for you to go grab dinner first), we will be hosting themed get-togethers as a venue to meet with friends, start up new collaborations, or just unwind from a day packed with innovative ideas.

Wednesday Night: Gaming

We’ll roll out the twenty-sided dice, shuffle the decks, and calibrate the joysticks for a night of games. Whether you’re a subject matter expert on role playing games or you want to try your hand at a virtual cow milking competition, we’ll have a game for you.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Magnolia Boardroom B
  • Other
Other
Slow Flow Yoga with Janet (Thursday AM)
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Boardroom B
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Ready to start the day energized?  Join us for a 1 hour Slow Flow Yoga class with Janet Smith, a fellow conference attendee and certified yoga instructor.  Slow flow yoga is made up of slow flow (three breaths per posture), including sun and/or moon salutations.  Yoga mat (we will have towels on hand if you don't have one), comfy clothes, and water bottle needed.

Note:  OLC Innovate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC, MERLOT, and the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center may not be held liable.  


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Tennessee Ballroom
  • Other
Other
OLC/MERLOT Community Breakfast
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Tennessee Ballroom
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

All attendees are invited to start the day with a fun gathering for breakfast!  Come get to know your colleagues, learn ways to get more deeply engaged with the MERLOT & OLC communities, and participate in (or get the answers to) MERLOT & OLC trivia questions with a chance to win prizes.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Belmont A
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Why isn’t there more cross-institutional research?
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Tanya Joosten (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)
Co-presenters: Rachel Cusatis (National Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements), Lindsey Harness (Distance Education and Technological Advancements)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Belmont A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

After conducting seven cross-institutional research studies in online learning and competency-based education, we will share what we have learned in the process and discuss ways to advance cross-institutional research.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Belmont B
Concurrent Session 4
  • Focus Group
  • OLC Session
Focus Group
OLC Community Engagement Focus Group
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Laurie Hillstock (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Track: N/A
Location: Belmont B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The focus group is designed to collect feedback from OLC members regarding their experiences within the OLC Community.


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


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Cheekwood ABC
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Is online teaching and learning relevant for small residential liberal arts colleges?
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Janet Russell (Carleton College)
Co-presenters: Andrew Wilson (Carleton College), Dann Hurlbert (Carleton College)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Cheekwood ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We are interested in the place of online education at small liberal arts schools. These institutions are not typically grappling with pressures driving bigger institutions to online education and often have core practices cited as predictors of student success. Can online education be healthy for the mission of such institutions?

 
Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Cheekwood G/H
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
  • MERLOT
Conversations, Not Presentations
Encouraging Faculty Breakthroughs in Open Pedagogy
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Jeff Gallant (University System of Georgia)
Co-presenter: Marie Lasseter (University System of Georgia)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Cheekwood G/H
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This conversation will focus on how OER programs that once focused solely on content and cost savings can also facilitate the types of activities that enable faculty to implement open pedagogies: teaching with OER in innovative ways which only open licensing could permit. 


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Hermitage A/B
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
I-LOOM-inate Your Class: Using Video Technology to Enhance Students' Experiences
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Mark Wireman (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Hermitage A/B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation is geared for anyone desiring to utilize personalized video technology to enhance classes. Video technology can be utilized to expand upon course content, clarify assignment requirements, and provide feedback on assignments. Presenters will demonstrate the use of Loom and will share examples of how it can be used.  


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Hermitage C
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
From thinking to doing: a design process for learning fast to innovate well
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Alison Consol (Wake Technical Community College)
Co-presenter: Mary Walton (Wake Technical Community College)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Hermitage C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How does your college build capacity for innovation? How do you know if changes are actually improvements? Learn how one college is using improvement science to better serve online students. Take away useful tools for any improvement or innovation project.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Hermitage D
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Bringing Intentional Instruction into the Adaptive Learning Environment
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Ginger Walker (Colorado Technical University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Hermitage D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Targeted data analysis can strongly impact student engagement. In this session, participants will learn effective instructional strategies for adaptive learning and how to use data to determine the most effective strategy for faculty to use.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Hermitage E
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
All Online Proctoring Is Not Created Equal
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: Hermitage E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Over the past decade, ProctorU has been a pioneer in online proctoring. From creating the very first online proctoring solution to becoming the standard in live proctoring, ProctorU now has the industry's first automated proctoring solution powered by artificial intelligence.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Magnolia Ballroom
Concurrent Session 4
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
"Escape" Deeper in the Curriculum with Digital Breakout Games
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Darlene Smith (Walters State Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Looking for a way to "escape" the traditional teaching and learning environment? Creating Digital Breakout Games can help you "breakout" of your day to day routines while engaging your students, not only in content, but also the four C's of 21st century learning: communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
5 Practices for Productive Online Discussions: Adapting A Brick-and-Mortar Strategy to Online Discussion Boards
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Christopher Bogiages (University of South Carolina at Columbia)
Co-presenter: Zora Wolfe (Widener University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, participants will be introduced to a brick and mortar classroom-based strategy known as “5 Practices for orchestrating productive discussions” and consider how it might be adapted to an online discussion board with the goal of developing a new strategy for facilitating effective online discussions.

 
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
A Conceptual Framework for the Design, Delivery, and Evaluation of Online Instruction
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Leann Kaiser (Colorado State University)
Co-presenter: Kelly McKenna (Colorado State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this education session presenters will introduce a framework for online instruction.  The participants will then engage with the framework and utilize it to develop ideas for improved facilitation and design practices, troubleshoot challenges faced in online learning, and evaluate the design and delivery of online courses. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Blended
Emerging Ideas Session
Building Community in Blended Courses
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Joanna Zimmerle (Austin Peay State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As a professor of blended Instructional Technology courses, I have utilized several strategies to help build community in my classroom, including the use of social media, small group work, and requests for personal information.  I will present these strategies for faculty who wish to build community in blended courses.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Discovery on Demand: Scaling 21st Century Skills Development
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Annie Kurtin (Student Engagement and Career Development)
Co-presenter: Jessica Hill (University of Arizona)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This conversation will focus on ideation and strategies for implementation of a scaleable online program to address critical technical and soft-skills gaps among University of Arizona undergraduate students. What could a successful a la carte, personalized, flexible and easily accessible curricular program look like? How can we leverage current resources and ensure effective collaboration among our academic partners? 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Engagement! Student Voice! Excitement! Anytime! Anywhere! In only 30 seconds! Try it out - FLIPGRID
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Judy Somers (Florida Atlantic University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Generate Enthusiasm in 30 Seconds! Try out a compelling engagement tool for any group. No experience needed. An anytime, anywhere, method for involving student voice into any content


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Exploration of Factors Related to Persistence of Students in Online Undergraduate Programs at a Four-year Public Institution
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Jean Starobin (University of Florida)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While online education is on the rise, attrition of these students has remained a significant issue. This study addresses what factors can predict persistence in online undergraduate programs at a four-year institution. The factors that were explored included pre-college academic characteristics, demographic characteristics, academic performance, and learner behavior of online students.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Faculty and Mobile Technology: Why Isn’t Interest Translating to Usage?
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Deborah Ezell (Harford Community College)
Co-presenter: Regina Roof-Ray (Harford Community College)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Smartphones and tablets are rapidly replacing laptops as the student’s device of choice for eLearning purposes.  Predictive analytics tells us that we will need to be ready for the tech savvy digital natives as their classroom use of interactive touch screen technology is significantly different than the educational foundations of previous generations. 

Faculty understand the immediacy of integration and are interested in how mobile apps could be incorporated into their curriculum.  Why then is there a disconnection between intention and adoption?


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
How Can We Engage Our Online Students in Deeper Thinking? The Potential of Guided Inquiries
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Alison Barton (East Tennessee State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using guided inquiries in traditional classrooms yields noteworthy learning and engagement results. However, this instructional method is rarely used in non-science fields or in an online setting. Attendees will themselves experience a guided inquiry as they learn about the method’s strengths, broad online and curricular applicability, and underlying theoretical support.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Is it Scalable?: A comprehensive pilot process to evaluate new technology
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Debora Steffen (Purdue University)
Co-presenter: Wanju Huang (Purdue University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Teaching and Learning Technologies at Purdue University has developed a comprehensive pilot process to evaluate new learning technologies. The pilot planning process, establishing a diverse teaching and learning support team, faculty recruitment, implementation, and assessment strategies will be shared with the participants.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Knowledge Nodes: The Educator-Led Creation of an Integrated Adaptive Curriculum
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Nic Rebne (CogBooks)
Co-presenters: Jim Thompson (Cogbooks), Dale Johnson (Arizona State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

ASU and CogBooks are developing a first of its kind integrated adaptive curriculum in undergraduate education.  Entitled the “BioSpine,” this project will develop an adaptable learning environment so that collaborative teaching communities can create concept charts and content that can be configured into courses by faculty to enable student success. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Self-Mapped Learning Pathways: Researching Tools that Enable Individualized Heutagogical Competency-Based Learning
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Matt Crosslin (University of Texas at Arlington LINK Research Lab)
Co-presenter: Justin Dellinger (University of Texas at Arlington)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Self-Mapped Learning Pathways are an innovative instructional approach that facilitates learner agency while moving learners towards heutagogical/self-determined learning. Learners create their own individualized pathways through a course that potentially encompasses several different modalities. This session examines current research into practical applications of Self-Mapped Learning Pathways in traditional college courses.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Magnolia Boardroom B
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunity Meeting: Customizing and Scaling SkillsCommons Services
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Maria Fieth (MERLOT)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Boardroom B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

SkillsCommons is providing customized services and targeted OER solutions for large scale employers, industry associations, state level educational systems such as Ivy Tech Information Technology Departments across Indiana, Ohio Manufacturing Association, and Nissan Auto. Participants will get a first look at some of today's OER innovations provided by SkillsCommons in partnership with TAACCCT initiatives and our talented technology partners.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Ryman Ballroom A/B
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Education Session
Walking in Someone Else's Shoes- The Real Impact of Digital Accessibility
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Chris Smith (North Carolina Virtual Public School)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ryman Ballroom A/B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many of us have heard of the concept of digital accessibility and are aware of things like adding alt text to images and captions to videos, but what would it really be like to walk in someone else’s shoes to truly experience the real impact of digital accessibility? In this interactive session, you will be exposed to a variety of assistive technologies, the students that use them, and strategies that we as instructors and designers can use to make the learning experience more positive for ALL students. 


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Ryman Ballroom C/F
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
HBCU Summit - Challenges in Adopting OER at HBCUs Demonstrations Opportunities: Hands-on Exploration Of OER MERLOT's Resources And Services
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Karen Nichols (Xavier University of Louisiana)
Co-presenters: Rona Tyger (Dillard University), Jean Medastin (Central State University), Tracy Barley (North Carolina Central University)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom C/F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The HBCU-Innovate panel will discuss the same five challenges Navin Pathak addressed in his 2015 blog, "Barriers to Adopting OER By Colleges in Developing Nations", as these challenges are very much the same facing HBCU's.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Ryman Ballroom D/E
Concurrent Session 4
Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Concurrent Session 4
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
From Accommodations to Inclusion: Shaping a Universal Design Mindset
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Adam Nemeroff (Dartmouth College)
Co-presenter: Kate Sonka (Michigan State University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will leave this dynamic session with a universal design toolkit and action plan (inspired by design thinking) meant to address issues of accessibility and inclusivity on their own campuses and in their classrooms. Expect to engage in applying the principles of design thinking and interact with your peers!


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Ryman Studio ABC
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Web Tools Place in a Flipped Classroom
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kelly Kozlowski (Walden University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Ryman Studio ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

BYOD (we will test eight free apps)! Web 2.0 tools are a great way to create higher order thinking. They engage today’s technology savvy student by creating active/flipped learning environments. Come learn how to use Web 2.0 tools to update all aspects of courses including syllabi, rubrics, and pitfalls of using web tools. Leave with a boss list of free Web 2.0 tools!


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Ryman Studio H/I
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Are You Armed With The Tools You Need For Inclusive Access Success?
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Shannon Godfrey (RedShelf)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio H/I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You’ve decided to try an Inclusive Access program at your school. Great! But now what? Ensuring you have the right tools in place, like a communication plan, course-selection strategy and automating the process, can impact your program’s growth & success


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Ryman Studio J/K
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Make Your Own Interactive Video Lesson (In-Video Quizzing, Commenting & More!)
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Danny Lindsey (ilos Videos)
Co-presenter: Matt Heffernan (ilos Videos)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio J/K
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to transform a short screen recording into an engaging online lesson. Walk away with your own video complete with in-video quizzing, live video commenting, accurate closed captioning, and other interactive elements. No video experience needed!


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Ryman Studio MNO
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
eLearnReady: Preparing Students to E-Learn Effectively and Users' Feedback from Students and Teachers
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning)
Co-presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ryman Studio MNO
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With the successful launch of a revolutionary free student tool, eLearnReady,  we analyzed students’ responses, identifying their strengths--and improving their weaknesses in online learning. This presentation discusses the identified key variables (n=3000+) of online student success, as well as the user's experience with the tool.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Ryman Studio PQR
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Factors Contributing To Online Course Completion Among African American Male Undergraduate Students
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Susan Salvo (Lamar University)
Co-presenters: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global)), Brett Welch (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ryman Studio PQR
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A phenomenological study investigated factors that promoted online course completion among African American male undergraduate students. Factors of online course completion were financial assistance, prior academic achievement, previous information technology (IT) training, continuous academic enrollment, less demanding online subject content, use of handheld digital devices, and non-prejudicial learning environment.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Belmont A
Concurrent Session 5
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
So You Want to Get into Research? Let's talk conducting and publishing research
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (Unizin)
Co-presenters: Tanya Joosten (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee), Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Belmont A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this Career Forum Roundtable, participants will have a discussion with researchers in the field about how to work with other researchers, tips on how to break into the field of research, and options for publication.  Presenters bring unique perspectives to the table, as they all have played a variety of roles in the research field and have contributed to the field in a variety of ways.  This is a unique opportunitiy to learn, interact,netowrk, and receive mentoring around this topic.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Belmont B
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Bringing The Syllabus To Life
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Geoff Horsfall (Remote-Learner)
Co-presenter: Page Chen (Remote-Learner)
Track: N/A
Location: Belmont B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will be a demonstration of the Syllabus Builder. The Syllabus Builder is a customizable template builder that streamlines the process of creating, revising, and repurposing a course syllabus. Syllabus creation is embedded into the LMS, making the syllabus a living part of the course it represents.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Cheekwood ABC
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Unpacking the Bias Against Online Education: A conversation about the causes and effects of bias, and providing leadership for change
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Shannon Riggs (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Cheekwood ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Substantial research demonstrates online education’s efficacy, with demand for online courses growing each year. However, critics and skeptics abound, resulting in deleterious effects for faculty who teach online and ultimately, students. Join a conversation about these effects and discuss strategies to overcome persistent criticism of online education.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Cheekwood G/H
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
  • MERLOT
Conversations, Not Presentations
Is Ed-Tech Killing this Conference?
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma), Rochelle Rodrigo (University of Arizona), Taylor Kendal (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Cheekwood G/H
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Where exactly does innovation take place? Who defines what innovation is? Faculty? Administrators? Entrepreneurs? The answers to these questions are deeply contested in today’s ed-tech marketplace. This session brings into discussion a diverse group of stakeholders--faculty members, instructional designers, vendors, and conference organizers--struggling with these questions.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Hermitage A/B
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using Simple Applications to Create Online Instructor Presence
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Christine Paige (SUNY - Empire State College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Hermitage A/B
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.  


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Hermitage C
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Gamification as Pedagogy
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Ramiro de la Rosa (University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Hermitage C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Can gamification as pedagogy be the new norm? When properly designed, gamification as pedagogy can promote learning and deepen student understanding. It can empower students to be more collaborative, engaging and imaginative. Additionally, gamification can support diverse learning styles through the inclusion of principles of good design and pedagogy.​


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Hermitage D
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Double Flipped Classroom: Personalized Learning in a First Year Writing Class
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Guy Krueger (University of Mississippi)
Co-presenters: Karen Forgette (University of Mississippi - Main Campus), Elizabeth Spica (Lumen Learning), Andrew Davis (University of Mississippi)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Hermitage D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come learn how a team of instructors at the University of Mississippi is using adaptive learning modules to personalize the learning environment and level the field for underserved and underprepared students.

 
Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Hermitage E
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Getting Serious About Student Authentication: SmarterID and How It Is Different
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Carol Moody (SmarterServices)
Track: N/A
Location: Hermitage E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It's time to get serious about student authentication. Learn how SmarterID is different from anything else like it on the market.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Magnolia Ballroom
Concurrent Session 5
  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT
Emerging Ideas Session
Finding Your Professional Voice: Become a MERLOT Peer Reviewer
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The arc of a college or university professor's life can be difficult.  Teaching, writing, and service to the profession is time consuming.  What if you could support all three of these elements with one activity?  Learn about MERLOT peer reviewing and the possibilities for your professional growth!


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Give Voice to Your Learning: Quality Podcasting for Education
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Mark Fuentes (Pellissippi State Technical Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Podcasting is enjoying a resurgence, partly because it is so engaging, and partly because it has become relatively easily produced. We’ll explore together what it takes to make an effective podcast for the benefit of students or colleagues.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
High Impact Practices and Emerging Tech in the Humanities: Transforming Teaching And Learning On A Community College Campus
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: LaDonna Young (Southwest Tennessee Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Southwest Tennessee Community College is on the forefront of groundbreaking education when it comes to integrating high impact practices (HIPs) and emerging technologies into teaching and learning. Central to the transformation is the newly formed Office for High Impact Practices and Innovation (HIPI). You are invited to participate in a thought-provoking discussion on how HIPs and emerging technologies forces us to ask new questions, find new solutions, and possibly formulate new definitions for teaching and learning. For researchers and administrators, the next layer of contemplation is how do we measure and assess the impact of high impact practices and emerging technologies within the framework of student learning outcomes, retention, and graduation.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Incorporating Powerful Integrations: Meeting Quality Design Standards in Today’s Learning Management Systems
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: David Dixon (Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College-Cumberland Campus)
Co-presenters: Ella Strong (KCTCS), Mindy Walters (KCTCS)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Integrations aid in meeting quality standards for an exceptional student experience. Examples of integrations and how they help aid in meeting quality design standards will be presented.


  • Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
The IDEA Model: Using a Collaborative Framework to Produce Innovative Learning Objects
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Laura McNeill (University of Alabama )
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

New instructional design model IDEA (interact, develop, engage, and assess) uses a collaborative team approach to develop learning objects. This team approach can bridge the gap for faculty faced with developing engaging online activities to motivate students and facilitate learning.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Move Closer to Digital Learning with NearPod
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Nicole Arrighi (Tennessee State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will reinforce the importance of instructional technology advocacy through the of NearPod. In addition to NearPod's promotion of engaged, student-centered learning, the presentation will acknowledge the digital divide between 21st century learners and their 20th century teachers, administrators, and educational preparatory providers.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
OER Project at Sacred Heart University – Five Factors That are Driving Change
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jaya Kannan (Sacred Heart University)
Co-presenter: Zachariah Claybaugh (Sacred Heart University)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Sacred Heart University’s OER initiative has seen positive results in its first stage of planning and implementation. Five factors have been driving change – tactical planning, collaborative networking, awareness building, impact measurement, and pedagogy focus. Using evidence-based examples, we will share strategies for cost-savings, increased access, and enhanced pedagogical practices.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Open Online Participatory Faculty Development: DigPINS
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Autumm Caines (St. Norbert College)
Co-presenter: Sundi Richard (Davidson College)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

DigPINS (Digital: Pedagogy, Identity, Networks, and Scholarship) is a new and exciting online faculty development course focusing on participatory exploration of who we are and how we interact and learn online. Built using open resources, a Creative Commons template of the curriculum has been released which can be adapted for your institution.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Student Device Preferences for Online Multimedia
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It is important to understand what devices students prefer to use to access online course materials. This session shares the results of a study that examined 1,991 online students’ device preferences for accessing online course sites, viewing video content, and learning with simulations and games.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
To post or not to post: Instructor presence in discussion boards
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Sheri Conklin (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Co-presenter: Amy Ostrom (University of North Carolina - Wilmington)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As online courses continue to increase, the use of discussion boards continues to be the main venue for communication between learners and their instructor. This qualitative study analyzed student perceptions of how students prefer their instructor to engage with them when discussion boards are being utilized in the online classroom.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • HBCU
Emerging Ideas Session
Using Accessible Web 2. 0 Tools To Create Multimedia Assessments/Assignments
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Wendy Torres (Coppin State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Web 2. 0 technologies allow faculty members to help focus the attention of students and reach different kinds of learners on different levels. Not all Web 2. 0 tools are accessible to people with disabilities. This session will explore accessible Web 2. 0 tools that drive inquiry, and differentiate instruction.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Video Monitoring During Online Testing: A Game Changer for Students and Instructors
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Andrea Nelson (University of West Florida)
Co-presenter: Karen Valaitis (University of West Florida)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session addresses the challenges associated with academic integrity during online testing. Video monitoring has leveled the playing field for students and instructors using web-cam technology to create a proctored setting. A literature review of online cheating, technology tools and the impact on grade-based learning outcomes will be presented.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Magnolia Boardroom B
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunity Meeting: Skills2Work (S2W) Editorial Boards Review Sessions
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Christian Lagarde (California State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Boardroom B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Healthcare and Manufacturing Editorial Boards will meet for calibrated review sessions of sector-specific materials found in SkillsCommons. 
Optional meeting time for small group work for StoryTelling, IE2EI, and S2W sub-communities


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Ryman Ballroom A/B
Concurrent Session 5
Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Ryman Ballroom C/F
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
HBCU Summit - Introductory Hands-on Workshop On Free And Open Educational Resources By CSU/MERLOT
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Leslie Kennedy (California State University-Office of the Chancellor), Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network), Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom C/F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will receive practical experience on how they can use MERLOT in their own AL$ initiative


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Ryman Ballroom D/E
Concurrent Session 5
Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Ryman Studio ABC
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Developing a Classification System to Help Educators choose Mobile Applications that match their Pedagogy (TPK: Technology-Pedagogical Knowledge)
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kelly Rippard (Old Dominion University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Ryman Studio ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive education session focuses on helping simplify the TPK part of the TPACK model by classifying mobile apps by pedagogical decisions. Apps will be presented by pedagogy and a live discussion will occur in Google Hangouts during the session. Attendees will access documents via a Google Folder. 


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Ryman Studio H/I
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Continuous Improvement Is The NEW BLACK!
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Whitney Kilgore (iDesign)
Co-presenter: Colleen McConeghy (iDesignEDU)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio H/I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will showcase a sustainable continuous improvement model through a compelling case study of the nursing program at Loma Linda University. Through a unique partnership, Loma Linda and iDesign have worked together to redesign the online RN to BS program.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Ryman Studio J/K
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Designing Great Canvas Courses at University of Nebraska College of Business
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Co-presenter: Kenneth Larsen (Utah State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio J/K
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The College of Business at University of Nebraska wanted to improve the consistency and usability of their online MBA courses as they migrated from Blackboard to Canvas. To help, they turned to Design Tools for Canvas by Cidi Labs, which provides helpful design and templating tools to make their courses shine.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Ryman Studio MNO
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Making the Case: Strategies and Tools for Communicating Innovation
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Penny Ralston-Berg (Pennsylvania State University - World Campus)
Co-presenter: Eddie Andreo (Cowley College)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Ryman Studio MNO
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Designed for faculty and designers who are not in formal leadership positions, this workshop encourages attendees to grow ideas, lead from where they are, and increase innovation at their institutions. Fill your toolkit with strategies and tools for supporting ideas with research, pilot planning, evaluation, and achieving buy-in. 


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Ryman Studio PQR
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Promoting Academic Integrity in Online Courses
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Thomas Mays (Miami University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ryman Studio PQR
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Academic integrity in online education is critically important. This session involves a discussion of the approaches used at the presenter’s institution to educate faculty and students about academic integrity as well as the tools and processes that can be used to prevent and detect acts of dishonesty. 


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Ryman Hall B1-B3
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Exhibit Hall (Ryman Hall B1-B3, Conference Center Level 0) for a networking coffee break. Recharge with a fresh cup of coffee or tea, network with fellow conference attendees, and visit with our conference exhibitors.  Don't forget to visit the Innovation Lab for Round 2 of "Whose Design Is It Anyway?", explore the Innovation Installation, and get your cards stamped by our exhibitors in order to win prizes at the end of the conference.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Whose Design Is It Anyway - Round 2
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Lead Presenter: Jessica Hill (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Rick Franklin (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

WELCOME TO “WHOSE DESIGN IS IT ANYWAY?” – A SERIES OF SESSIONS WHERE EVERYTHING IS MADE UP AND THE POINTS DON’T MATTER AT ALL!

Improvisation and flexibility are hallmarks of innovation. In the Innovation Lab, we’re not only prepared to live that out – we want you to join in the fun too! Join us for our second annual installation of the improv series of “Whose Design is it Anyway?”, where we will incorporate Design Thinking and educational technology. Our audience and our contestants will collaborate to generate creative solutions and suggestions for incorporating technology into their teaching practices.  We will be joined again this year by our resident and master blues musician, Rick Franklin, who will partner with our improv team to tease out the connections between music, improvisation, design and education. Rick's insights and skills are can't-miss fun and entertainment!

Be sure to check out the Innovation Lab schedule below for the schedule of “Whose Design Is It Anyway?” rounds (all during the networking coffee breaks), and make plans to meet us there. If you’re looking for a great way to step out of your comfort zone or even to create solutions for others - or if you just want to hear some great tunes while you sip your cup of joe - stop by and join us. You might even pick up a prize for your improvisational genius!

 


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Ryman Hall B1-B3
  • Other
Other
Stretch And Renew Yoga With Janet (Thursday AM)
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Tired of sitting and in need of a good stretch?  Join us in the yoga area of the exhibit hall (Ryman Hall B1, Conference Center Level 0, left side of the exhibit hall near the Blogger Bars)  during the networking break for a 15 minute Stretch & Renew yoga class with Janet Smith, a fellow conference attendee and certified yoga instructor.  Stretch and Renew yoga is made up of simple stretching using a chair as a prop.  Conference attire welcomed.  No mat needed.

Note:  All OLC Innovate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC, MERLOT, and the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center may not be held liable. 


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Belmont A
Concurrent Session 6
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
Online Learning Professionals: The Gap between Trends, Constituency Knowledge and Career Expectations
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Patricia/Rikki McGee (University of Texas - San Antonio)
Co-presenter: Albani Smith (Walden University)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Belmont A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many Ed Tech professionals enter the field as  an employment opportunity, a use of their discrete skills, or a transition to another livelihood. Even with academic training there may be gaps in skills or foundational knowledge, or a realistic understanding of career opportunities.  How do we support those new to the field?


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Belmont B
Concurrent Session 6
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
OLC Led Focus Group
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Laurie Hillstock (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Track: N/A
Location: Belmont B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This focus group, facilitated by Laurie Hillstock - OLC Director of Community Engagement, is designed to collect feedback and encourage interaction among attendees on a variety of key topics.  OLC is conducting this focus group on behalf of one of our OLC Innovate 2018 sponsors.

***This event is invitation only***


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Cheekwood ABC
Concurrent Session 6
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
A11y Allies: Building a Culture of Integrated Accessibility On Your Campus
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Kate Sonka (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Stephen Thomas (MSU), Jeremy Van Hof (Michigan State University)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Cheekwood ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This scaffolded brainstorm invites participants to examine the accessibility culture on their own campus to identify individuals that may be crucial in creating a community that can support accessibility endeavors. This will be followed by activities designed to help participants develop strategies for creating an accessibility community at their own institution.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Cheekwood G/H
Concurrent Session 6
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Online Lab Science: Curriculum and Open Conversation
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Cheekwood G/H
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do laboratory exercises, and the expectations associated with them, translate into online learning environments? This question and associated solutions and concerns will be the focus of our session. Specifically, we’ll host conversation on the viability of online lab science curriculum exploring practical examples and potential answers for instructors.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Hermitage A/B
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Blended Teaching and Learning: Community-sourced Insights from Accelerate 2017
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Linda S. Futch (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida), Jason Snart (College of DuPage)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Hermitage A/B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will build upon our 2017 OLC Accelerate workshop with curated insights from  participants in order to frame blended learning in the context of institutional change management. Attendees will be guided through resource-sharing and networking opportunities as we explore successes and challenges related to developing blended curricula.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Hermitage C
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Connecting Students to Local Employers as an Engagement Initiative
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Yvonne Phelps (University of Phoenix)
Co-presenters: Michelle Palaroan (University of Phoenix), Summer Van Pelt (University of Phoenix - Bay Area Campus )
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Hermitage C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An opportunity exists for Universities to partner with local employers, supporting strategic student career choices and uncovering employment laddering to lay foundations for students to upskill in specific career categories.  Studies indicate that students lack skills, knowledge, or opportunities to strategically align career goals with educational aspirations and job pathing.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Hermitage D
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Does Video Conferencing Work for Learning? Best Practices in the Online Synchronous Classroom
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Jason Johnston (University of Kentucky)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Hermitage D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will explore best practices in e-learning video conferencing. We will apply the theories of "transactional distance" and "Communities of Inquiry" as we evaluate this technology and consider the most popular tools and what current research is saying related to student success.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Hermitage E
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
OER and Online Science Courses
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Louis McIntyre (Rockingham Community College)
Co-presenter: Shannon McGurk (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Hermitage E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about building an online science kit with hands-on investigations for your students and a free textbook. Stop by our presentation to discover how your learning outcomes can be synced with individual investigations and specific sections of OpenStax texts, giving students a one-stop-shop for their text and kit that makes online science easier than ever.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Magnolia Ballroom
Concurrent Session 6
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Pinterest as a Pedagogical Innovation
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Nicole Buzzetto-Hollywood (University of Maryland - Eastern Shore)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Pinterest has seen a meteoric rise in use in recent years with 200 million active monthly users as of September, 2017. This presentation reports on the results of a study that seeks to explore the use of Pinterest as a teaching and learning tool. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Quest for the Golden Unicorn: What Instructional Designers Really Aim to Do in the Workplace
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University)
Co-presenters: Shaun Moore (Oakland University), Mel Edwards (Purdue University - Main Campus), Daniel Arnold (Oakland University)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Is the grass greener working elsewhere? Or is your work environment the golden unicorn everyone desires? Come learn about the competencies instructional designers expressed are needed in the field, those they are actually using in the workplace, and ways instructional designers would prefer filling their capacity in the workplace. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Remixing Open Content and Pedagogy with OER Schema
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University )
Co-presenter: Michael Collins (Penn State University)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

OER production has yet to become popular in higher education for reasons including lack of awareness, technical inhibitions, policy confusion, IP concerns, time constraints, and lack of incentives. Our solution is the OER Schema, a specification that aims to promote interoperability and portability of OER content utilizing principles of remixing.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Scalable Formative Assessments in Higher Ed
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Justin Lee (Capella University)
Co-presenter: Lee Scholder (Capella University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Formative assessments have the potential to be a very effective tool for learner success in online higher education.  We set forth exploring the literature to define and implement a scalable solution.  We discovered much more and have distilled it into a set of key principles and a simple pragmatic approach.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Search, Evaluate, Collaborate: Group Work using Social Bookmarking
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth McMahon (Northland Community and Technical College-East Grand Forks)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session is about a course activity and assessment for web resource evaluation. Using a free social bookmarking tool as the foundation, this multi-part assignment includes individual work, group work, and peer assessment. Created as part of an OER course redesign, relevant activity instructions and grading rubrics will be shared.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Setting the PACE with Competency-Based Education: The Interplay of Technology and the Design of New Pathways
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Hope Nordstrom (Lipscomb University)
Co-presenter: Cara Harris (Lipscomb University)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will explore how technology can effectively inform, expand, and provide structure for the design and development of courses and assessments. Lipscomb University will share the process of designing a program in a new learning platform, Sagence Learning. What are the key elements to be considered in designing new pathways?

 
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Supporting Innovative Practice: Discovery and Decision-Making from Faculty Surveys
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Cari Mathwig Ramseier (Viterbo University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A small group of faculty can drive big decisions regarding services and faculty development. This session aims to invite participants to share what they have learned about gaining broader understanding of faculty online teaching and technology needs, including surveying faculty.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Tell Me a Story: Using Digital Curation in the Classroom
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Melony Shemberger (Murray State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract: Students can find information online easily. However, organizing online material in a way that they could understand and explain might be challenging. One digital curation tool, Wakelet, can help. Students can pull tweets, pictures and other publicly accessible, online content into a logical sequence on a subject that would help tell a story. This session will suggest how to use Wakelet in learning activities. 
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The #eduFollowChallenge - 50 States & Around the World
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Keith O'Neal (Lipscomb University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The #eduFollowChallenge is an ever-developing idea to better connect educators. It began with a listing of 100 P-20 educators from every state and has grown into a global challenge to connect those who have a passion for education. Hear the story of why & how you can participate, connect, & collaborate.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Write Stuff: Learning Out comes, Usage, and User Features
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Mindy Sloan (Bridgepoint Education & Ashford University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The results of a study of impact and user features of a menu of online writing supports are shared.  Findings suggest that learners who use writing supports experience higher pass rates, lower drop and fail rates, and higher course grades than students who do not reach out for writing supports. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Blended
  • HBCU
Emerging Ideas Session
Transitioning from Face-To-Face in Undergraduate Biology and Business Courses: What Works for Helping Non-traditional Students Construct Knowledge and Persist in Blended and Online Learning Environments
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Karel Jacobs (Chicago State University)
Co-presenter: Joni Jackson (MMMIS-College of Business - Chicago State University) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Surprising barriers and successes have come with the transition from teaching non traditional students biology in face-to-face versus blended learning environments. Key to success was fostering a committed learning community where persistence and collaboration mattered  and  blending of hands on and online resources was strategic. Come see.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT
Emerging Ideas Session
Utilizing technology for effective and efficient online instruction
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Rick Holbeck (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Title: Utilizing technology for effective and efficient online instruction

The ubiquitous nature of online instruction poses time management issues for online instructors. Although there are many best practices studies available regarding online instruction, there is still a gap in research in efficiency and time management. This presentation will provide data on where online full time faculty and adjunct faculty spend the most time, as well as strategies to impact instructional efficiency and efficacy using technological tools.  


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Magnolia Boardroom B
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
SkillsCommons Partnership Strategies: Makeovers, Technology Partners, and More
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Boardroom B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

SkillsCommons has developed partnerships with a variety of organizations and companies to accelerate the adoption, revision, and improvement of OER produced by the TAACCCT grantees.  The presentation will review the SkillsCommons partnership strategies and a guest partner will demonstrate its technologies and services to makeover OER so it is more interactive and easier to integrate into institutional practices.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Ballroom A/B
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
  • Blended
Education Session
An Adaptive Learning Partnership
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida), Connie Johnson (Colorado Technical University), Colm Howlin (Realizeit)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ryman Ballroom A/B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We present results from collaborative, adaptive learning research between two universities and a vendor. Results describe student attitudes across different college settings, students’ adaptive behavior patterns and gains in student outcomes. Suspending the vendor/university relationship allows for collaborative research partnerships--what should become the new normal in higher education.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Ballroom C/F
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
HBCU Summit - MERLOT and SkillsCommons: Workforce Training and Careers and Hands-on AL$ Workshop on OER
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Leslie Kennedy (California State University-Office of the Chancellor), Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network), Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom C/F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

11:15am-11:30am  MERLOT and SkillsCommons:  Workforce Training & Careers

This session will focus on OER resources for career and workforce development

11:30am-12:00pm  Hands-on AL$ Workshop on OER (Connecting to Your Planning Activities)

  • Explore HBCU AL$ portals
  • What are some initial organizational and political steps to take in your planning?
  • Using the AL$ planning template to draft a program

 

 

 


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Ballroom D/E
Concurrent Session 6
Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Concurrent Session 6
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Report to the Bridge! Innovative Leadership and Teambuilding with Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Michael Substelny (Lorain County Community College)
Co-presenter: Alicia Salgado (Lorain County Community College (Amherst Jr. High))
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this fun and highly interactive workshop, participants experience a sample teambuilding exercise using simulation software. You will take on the roles of a starship crew, teaming up to defend the galaxy. You will learn to set up a starship bridge to conduct exercises in any typical academic computer lab.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Studio ABC
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Mining a QuARRy of Open Access Online-Blended-Flipped Teaching Exemplars
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Brett Christie (CSU Office of the Chancellor)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Ryman Studio ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session features ways in which the CSU Quality Learning and Teaching (QLT) program supports effective design and delivery of online-blended-flipped courses. An open access Quality Assurance Resource Repository (QuARRy) features standards-indexed exemplars from peer-reviewed and certified courses. All resources from the QLT program are available via Creative Commons.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Studio H/I
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Scaling For-Credit CS1 Education Online
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio H/I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At Georgia Tech, we built and tested a MOOC-style for-credit course using McGraw-Hill's SmartBook, edX, and Vocareum, achieving equal performance as a traditional class while improving many elements of the student experience.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Studio J/K
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Help Faculty Embrace Student Data With The Latest Teaching & Learning Tools
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Jeff Anderson (eXplorance)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio J/K
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How to get usable improvement-based data in the hands of faculty to help in strategic planning, student satisfaction, and the overall quality of education.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Studio MNO
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Tonight’s Specials: Offering a Customized "Menu" in Your LMS Using LTI Tools
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Corri Nicoletti (Marist College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ryman Studio MNO
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We are constantly working to offer new “gourmet selections” of LTI tools to expand the capabilities of the LMS and to encourage pedagogical innovation and collaboration within the online environment.  Each tool demands a specialized implementation plan including varying levels of evaluation, preliminary testing, piloting, documentation and support development.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Ryman Studio PQR
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Creative collaboration: Supporting systems-level change through cross-functional, interdisciplinary, multi-organizational, distance teams.
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Laura Gogia (iDesign)
Co-presenters: Mary Helen Culbertson (iDesign), Victoria Staifer (Mayo Clinic)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ryman Studio PQR
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this interactive session is to explore the conditions that impact collaboration in boundary-spanning partnerships. Through brainstorming and concept mapping activities, we will build upon the collective knowledge of the session participants to identify strategies for nurturing and leveraging the creative power of multi-faceted, multi-perspective teams.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Tennessee Ballroom
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • MERLOT Award Winner
  • OLC Award Winner
Other
OLC/MERLOT Awards Lunch
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Tennessee Ballroom
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for lunch as we honor OLC and MERLOT Award winners for significant contributions to knowledge, practice, and innovation in online and blended learning.  The OLC Effective Practice Awards and Best-in-Track Awards will be presented, as well as the MERLOT Classics Awards and other MERLOT Awards.  Tickets for the awards luncheon ($22 early bird; $30 regular and onsite) are on sale during advance registration and onsite at the conference registration desk (Ryman Hall Foyer B, Convention Center Level 2). 

All attendees and guests who wish to attend the Awards Lunch must purchase a ticket.  OLC and MERLOT subsidize the additional cost of this plated three-course meal above the ticket fee for registered conference attendees. Guest lunch tickets are available as well ($60 early bird; $65 regular and onsite).  If you do not plan to attend the Award Lunch, lunch will be on your own.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Belmont A
Concurrent Session 7
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
The Workforce Reimagined: Carving Pathways For Impactful Workforce Development
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Bradley Ekwerekwu (Avenue Scholars Foundation)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Belmont A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Cheekwood ABC
Concurrent Session 7
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Preparing to Teach an Online Course at the Last Minute
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Tracy Miller (Northern Illinois University)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Richter (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Cheekwood ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What if you really only have 2 weeks to prepare your online course? We are confronted with this challenge more often than we’d like to admit. The challenge is identifying where to start and who to engage in a quick-start process. Join the conversation to share ideas and solutions.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Cheekwood G/H
Concurrent Session 7
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
tl;dr - Annotating terms of service to engage critical lenses on teaching and learning platforms
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Amy Collier (Middlebury College)
Co-presenter: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Cheekwood G/H
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do we engage with terms and conditions set by teaching and learning platforms used in higher education? This hands-on session offers a tool, created by the presenters, for analyzing platforms with the goal of protecting students’ data and privacy. Get out your “red pens” and prepare to annotate!


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Hermitage A/B
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Enhancing Student Learning in Interior Design Through iPad Technology
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Vincent Chunhao Qian (Endicott College)
Co-presenter: Myoung Joo Chun (Van Loan School - Endicott College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Hermitage A/B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Innovative teaching through students-centered use of iPad and its positive impact on meeting different learning styles, promoting students’ creativity, self-reflection and collaboration.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Hermitage C
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
More Innovation, Less Frustration: Ed Tech Adoption Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: David Lindrum (Soomo Learning)
Co-presenters: Michael Goudzwaard (Dartmouth College), Tracey Osborne (Southern New Hampshire University), Lauren Carris (Western Governors University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Hermitage C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Adopting innovative courseware and tools can be time consuming and frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. Each of our panel members is at the forefront of adoption practice in their own way. They will share their current process, best practices for communicating, and what they see as next.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Hermitage D
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Injecting E-life Into Your Content: Lessons Learned While Creating An Online Teacher Training Program
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Karen McCloskey (Lambton College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Hermitage D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation is both interactive and educational, as I poll the audience to show why taking your subject matter from an ugly duckling to a beautiful swan affects the learning experience.  Our best practices will show how to inject life into your content with colour, audio/video, avatars and gamification.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Hermitage E
Concurrent Session 7
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
7 Ways To Put Learner Data To Good Use
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Christopher Sessums (D2L)
Track: N/A
Location: Hermitage E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Institutions of higher education are involved in a variety of initiatives to improve student learning. In this session participants will review, analyze, and discuss seven ways in which institutions are using data and assessment approaches to yield actionable information and improve student learning outcomes.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Magnolia Ballroom
Concurrent Session 7
  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Blended
Emerging Ideas Session
A “Spotlight-on-Faculty” Approach to Igniting Innovation and Supporting Innovative Hybrid, Blended and Online Course Models at Your University
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Sheryl Narahara Hathaway (University of California)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Successful faculty development programs, flipped faculty development, faculty-centered/faculty-driven approached to supporting innovation, student-centered learning, design thinking, bottom-up inspiration vs. top-down mandates, cross-discipline collaboration, agile instructional design teams, a learning culture, transparency, sharing across departments and models, iterative cycle of innovation and development, cross-functional partnerships, faculty engagement, learning through mistakes, human-centered approaches to design, spotlight on faculty as driver, balancing efficiency/scale and creative expression, experiential learning, grass-roots vs. top-down driven change, human aspect of change management, organic and faculty-driven innovation and models, faculty and institutional narratives.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
A technology-based coach for the dissertation
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Annie Pezalla (Walden University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Completing a dissertation online is challenging, often compounded by feelings of isolation and uncertainty. To support online students as they dissertate, we designed an app—akin to theknot.com or thebump.com—to provide customized support and resources in a calendar. This session will provide innovative ideas about this pilot project.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Blended
Emerging Ideas Session
Best practices in Hybrid Course Design: A Quality Matters –Nationally Certified Graduate Public Health Course
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Amar Kanekar (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The primary purpose of the following presentation is to showcase the design of a hybrid/blended graduate course in community and public health which is nationally certified (Quality Matters)- using best practices and research to actively engage the learners and meeting effective student learning outcomes.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Course Design and UDL: An Integrated Approach
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Ashley Garrigan (Office of Digital Learning - University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Janet Smith (University of Arizona), Matthew Romanoski (University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Universal design for learning (UDL) provides guidelines to support diverse populations of learners. This conversation, led by a team of instructional designers, will demonstrate how the Office of Digital Learning collaborated with an online program in implementing UDL principles from concept to completion.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Creating Killer On-Line Content with an Apple iPhone
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Steve Julin (Specs Howard School of Media Arts)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating Killer Content with an Apple iPhone

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.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Designer’s Log: Enterprising Engagement in Faculty Training through Innovative Design. Engage!
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Amy McLaughlin-Bowman (Texas A&M University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Engagement, the new frontier.  These are the voyages of the Designer’s session.  It’s 45 min. mission: to explore innovative design, to seek out engagement, and new faculty training.  To boldly go where no designer has gone before.  Join us for an interactive session focused on innovative design and engagement in online faculty training.  Grab your tech and we’ll see you on the Holodeck. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Discussion Boards and Workforce Preparedness: Do Online Discussion Boards Achieve Holistic and Meaningful Goals?
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Aaron Glassman (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide)
Co-presenter: Ilene Ringler (Kaplan University - Naperville)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Employers demand communication skills, problem-solving skills, and fluency in virtual teams.  The discussion board in the virtual classroom aids students in developing and refining these skills. However, a large, multi-part research study suggests that discussion boards may not be achieving this goal.  This interactive session will share our lessons learned.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Discussions: Why do I use them again?
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Cathy Russell (University of Arizona & Lone Star College)
Co-presenter: Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You know that someone told you using online discussions was good, but why was that again?  Is there a better way to do online discussions?  This session looks at research on discussions, ideas for improving discussions, and time to share what you are doing for online discussions.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Does social media increase social presence?
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Sheri Conklin (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Co-presenter: Amy Ostrom (University of North Carolina - Wilmington)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As the trend increases with more online enrollments, instructors are looking at new technologies to facilitate student discourse and increase student social presence. This study looked at the use of Yellowdig, a closed social media platform, to gauge student social presence.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Embedding Online Student Communities to Improve Student Retention & Satisfaction
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Luke Dowden (University of Louisiana - Lafayette)
Co-presenters: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning), Amy Stevens (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many online learners struggle to integrate academically and socially to the online learning environment, resulting in student attrition.The panelists will explore the relationship between developing and nurturing an intentional online learner community with a focus on improved student satisfaction and persistence. Through a series of questions, panelists will reflect on a connected set of strategies to support hybrid and online students.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Enhancing Purposeful Learning in an Online Course Through the Use of Problem Solving Strategies and Real Life Applications
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Margo Coleman-Seiffert (University of Maryland University College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how UMUC is incorporating a problem-solving approach and real life applications of concepts in a new statistics pathway alternative to college-level algebra using open educational resources. The goal is to increase transferability of career-relevant skills by enhancing both metacognition and relevancy of mathematical concepts to solving novel problems.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Instructional Designers as Researchers: A conversation about changing roles and opportunities to advance the science of teaching and learning
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Shannon Riggs (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Co-presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this conversation, leaders from Oregon State Ecampus will briefly present findings from a national study about instructional designer participation in research. Attendees will discuss instructional designers’ current roles, barriers and opportunities inherent in current organizational structures, and potential benefits of engaging instructional designers in research on teaching and learning. 


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
  • OLC Award Winner
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Open SUNY Interested in Teaching Online? A Large-Scale Online Faculty Readiness Resource
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Alexandra Pickett (Open SUNY)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Interested in Teaching Online? resource is a large-scale online faculty professional development initiative intended to reach the largest most diverse group of potential online faculty in SUNY.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Magnolia Boardroom B
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunity Meeting: Celebration of Accomplishments and a Look Ahead
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Boardroom B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The SkillsCommons Ambassador Network is sustaining TAACCCT project successes through IMPACTcommunities. These communities of experts and the SkillsCommons team are launching the next steps in SkillsCommons programs to sustain and scale up the efforts develop under TAACCCT initiatives.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Ryman Ballroom A/B
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Education Session
Tools & Tactics for Reimagining Higher Ed Teaching & Learning Online
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kim Weller (Queens University of Charlotte)
Co-presenters: Bethany Goodier (College of Charleston), Kathleen Golden (Edinboro University ), Jay Zalinger (Mercy College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Ryman Ballroom A/B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this interactive, moderator-led panel, university faculty will provide tools and tactics for transforming curricula and fostering engagement in the online learning environment.  Each panelist will showcase an innovative instructional design or educational technology then open the discussion to include audience members to share quick tips for creative online pedagogy.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Ryman Ballroom C/F
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
HBCU Summit - Customizing Your AL$ Program For Your Institution: Overview
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Leslie Kennedy (California State University-Office of the Chancellor), Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network), Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom C/F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:
  • Shaping AL$ to SUS's culture and organziation
  • Pilot AL$ Schools:  Examples, Fort Valley State University
  • Leveraging CSU-MERLOT's services
  • Developing a communication campaign
  • Using the AL$ planning template to draft a program

Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Ryman Ballroom D/E
Concurrent Session 7
Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Concurrent Session 7
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Inside the Excelsior OWL: Explore the open source tools that power the Excelsior College Online Writing Lab
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Mark Oppenneer (Excelsior College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore the innovative free and open source software powering the Excelsior College Online Writing Lab: a customizable OER that replaces expensive textbooks with custom writing and reading resources; a learning object delivery platform with hundreds of embeddable interactive exercises; and a learning management tool for students to track OWL activities.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Ryman Studio ABC
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Design of Universal Active Learning (DUAL): a hybrid model of Universal Design and Active Learning
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Tianhong Shi (Oregon State University)
Co-presenter: Irene Knokh (University of Michigan) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ryman Studio ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We propose “Design for Universal Active Learning” model by blending active learning with universal design for learning, in hope of using it to guide simple design that supports learner success.  We will also demonstrate how to use this model to guide the design of two courses/trainings at two universities.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Ryman Studio H/I
Concurrent Session 7
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Providing Student Analytics From A Live Online Class
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Frederick Dixon (Blindside Networks)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio H/I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will demonstrate analytical reports that we can provide from a live online class.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Ryman Studio J/K
Concurrent Session 7
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Employers Beseech Us to “Teach Them What We Need Them to Know”
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Joy Henrich (Rasmussen College)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio J/K
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Employers know the skills they need recent college graduates to possess, and they’re not necessarily seeing those skills demonstrated by the job candidates they interview. To ensure that our graduates are prepared for the workforce, first we need to understand how employers define workforce readiness.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Ryman Studio MNO
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Curating OER in Workforce Development
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Christian Lagarde (California State University)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Ryman Studio MNO
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will share how California State University's SkillsCommons project is curating over 40,000 workforce development open educational resources and program support materials created by TAACCCT grantees. 


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Ryman Studio PQR
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The good news/bad news of online supplemental instruction implementations
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kevin Shanley (Utah State University)
Co-presenter: John Louviere (Utah State University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ryman Studio PQR
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The data analysis of online supplemental instruction for 5 online general education courses has revealed unexpected results. We will share our data and open a discussion about the value of supplemental instruction, methods for program evaluation, and alternative interventions to improve student success at your institution.

 
Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Belmont A
Concurrent Session 8
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Safe, Smart & Secure Online Proctoring
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Brendan Bellefeuille (PSI)
Track: N/A
Location: Belmont A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how universities have implemented an online proctoring system to meet the unique needs of their programs and students while protecting the integrity of their online assessments.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Cheekwood ABC
Concurrent Session 8
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Let’s talk about Quality: Time, Dime, or Badge.
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Beth Nettles (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Linda S. Futch (University of Central Florida)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Cheekwood ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you ensure quality courses when you cannot mandate course design? What motivates faculty participation: time, money, digital badges, or something else. Let’s have a conversation about what has or has not worked at your institution as you address the issue of quality in your online programs.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Cheekwood G/H
Concurrent Session 8
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Who needs a university anyway: What if my local art museum could award a BA in art or the science museum a BS in science?
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Devon Cancilla (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Cheekwood G/H
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What if universities never existed?  Would a degree still be the mark of an educated individual?  If degrees were no longer the benchmark of learning achievement, how would a society gauge learning?  Alternative educational providers are beginning to answer these questions and the impact on higher education will be extraordinary. 


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Hermitage A/B
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
Rapid Design of Workforce Development Programs: Leveraging OER in SkillsCommons
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Track: The Education-Workforce Continuum
Location: Hermitage A/B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore the US Department of Labor’s National Repository of workforce development OER and save time and money by adopting and customizing quality online curriculum for workforce development.   Learn about the tools, templates, and techniques for rapidly development quality career and technical training by using the TAACCCT OER.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Hermitage C
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Rapid Cycle Evaluation: Generating Actionable Evidence on Educational Interventions
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Daniel Stanhope (Lea(R)n)
Co-presenter: Wesley Burt (Lea(R)n)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Hermitage C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Educational organizations need evidence about educational interventions that is practical, actionable, and relevant. This workshop delivers the knowledge and skills necessary for individuals to conceptualize and operationalize rapid cycle evaluations, and thereby develop the ability to collect and utilize evidence through the practical application of research.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Hermitage D
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Improving Quality In The Online Classroom
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenters: Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University), Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Hermitage D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Since its founding, the Online Learning Consortium has had as a foundation the Five Pillars of Quality Online Education. The Pillars have long signaled that quality and excellence matter and a focus on quality is an eternal quest. Showcased in this session will be the Quality Course Teaching and Instructional Practice (QCTIP) scorecard which focuses on best practices for teaching in the online classroom.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Hermitage E
Concurrent Session 8
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Affordability in Action: New Models for Student Success
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Melissa Russell (Cengage Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Hermitage E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Research shows that the cost of course materials is one of the biggest challenges college students face. Students must make tough choices - finance their materials with debt, buy used copies, share digital resources, seek counterfeit options, or worse, nothing at all. Learning is suffering.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Magnolia Ballroom
Concurrent Session 8
  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT
  • MERLOT Award Winner
Emerging Ideas Session
AU Psychology Learning Resources: Positive Reinforcement Tutorial
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Bob Heller (Athabasca University)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Positive Reinforcement Tutorial was designed by Dr. Lyle Grant in the late 90s and has been a cornerstone in a series of tutorials designed by Dr. Grant and other members of psychology department at Athabasca University. Now retired, Dr. Grant used principles of behaviour analysis to create a tutorial where students could gain practice in the discrimination of  key features that operationally define the concept of positive reinforcement in psychology. 

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT Award Winner
Emerging Ideas Session
Bringing Sociology Into Focus, In The Real World, and In Real Time
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Nathan Palmer (Georgia Southern University)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

SociologyInFocus.com is a website where current events, pop culture, or common everyday experiences are used as illustrative examples of a sociological concept or to highlight a sociological research finding. The site which is written for a student/general reader was made by educators for educators. Each piece on the site ends with four questions so that teachers can assign them to their students or use them to launch a class discussion. SociologyInFocus.com, which is completely free & open to all, was created by Dr. Nathan Palmer and funded by Pearson.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT
Emerging Ideas Session
Campfire Stories: Approaches for (Design Thinking) Impactful Change
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Cris Guenter (California State University-Chico) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Affected by challenges at your institution?  Join us, for a discussion about real-world problems solved collaboratively with synchronous discussions and asynchronous work using online and open source technology tools.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT
  • MERLOT Award Winner
Emerging Ideas Session
Engage & Inspire With HHMI BioInteractive
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Bricken (HHMI BioInteractive)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

HHMI BioInteractive advances science education by using the power of story to inspire students to learn about and engage in the scientific process, and care about the living world. BioInteractive creates and distributes free, high-quality teaching resources and professional development programs for tens of thousands of educators each year. Produced by educators and scientists, available in English and Spanish, and aligned to recognized curriculum, the media resources on www.BioInteractive.org include short films, hands-on activities, interactive features such as virtual labs, data sets, and animations. Many highlight the work of scientists at different career stages, from undergraduates to senior research professors, talking about their research and their lives as scientists.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT
  • MERLOT Award Winner
Emerging Ideas Session
Engage and Amplify with Flipgrid
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Joey Taralson (Flipgrid)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Flipgrid is where social and emotional learning happens! The leading video discussion platform for millions of PreK to PhD educators, students + families.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT
  • MERLOT Award Winner
Emerging Ideas Session
Have Your Language Students Speak With Real People, Native Speakers!
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Todd Bryant (Dickinson College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Mixxer is a free social networking language exchange site integrated with Skype and hosted at Dickinson College.  Individuals can find language partners on their own as well as submit writing for feedback. Instructors have additional functions to organize exchanges during or outside of class hours.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT
  • MERLOT Award Winner
Emerging Ideas Session
Web Literacy For Student Fact-Checkers (And Other People Who Care About Truth)
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Michael Caulfield (Washington State University-Vancouver)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Much web literacy either asks students to look at web pages and think about them, or teaches them to publish and produce things on the web. While both these activities are valuable, neither addresses a set of real problems students confront daily: evaluating the information that reaches them through their social media streams. For these daily tasks, student don’t need long lists of questions to think about while gazing at web documents. They need concrete strategies and tactics for tracing claims to sources and for analyzing the nature and reliability of those sources.

This book and website are unabashedly practical guides on how to use features of the web to check facts and verify sources, often in less than ninety seconds. They show you the sorts of skills and habits professional fact-checkers develop, and help you apply them to civic and professional questions in your own life.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT
  • MERLOT Award Winner
Emerging Ideas Session
You Too Can.... Improve With Metacognition!
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Lauren Scharff (U.S. Air Force Academy)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Metacognition refers to an intentional focusing of attention on the development of a process. It encourages awareness of one’s current state of accomplishment, along with the situational influences and strategy choices that are currently, or have previously, influenced accomplishment of that process. Through metacognition, one should become better able to accurately judge one’s progress and select strategies that will lead to success. There are two primary goals of this website. First, we want to highlight and focus on how metacognition plays a key role in the process of learning academic content and developing skills in higher education. Second, we want to highlight and focus on how metacognition may play a key role in the process of teaching (i.e., metacognitive instruction). We consider this site to be a collaborative resource for both students and teachers, and we welcome additional contributions from both!

 


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
  • OLC Award Winner
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
A Visual Language And Method For Designing Successful Learning Experiences
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Bucky Dodd (University of Central Oklahoma Institute for Learning Environment Design)
Co-presenter: Stacy Southerland (University of Central Oklahoma)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learning Environment Modeling (LEM), comprised of a shared, one-of-its-kind visual language and design technique, provides educators with a powerful solution for facilitating effective communication throughout processes and advancing and energizing learning environment design and learning. LEM is easy to learn and quickly implemented. Its minimal components render it widely accessible, highly affordable, and easily scalable. Developed at the Center for eLearning and Connected Environments (CeCE) at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), LEM has been successfully integrated into all facets of the Center’s daily operations. It lies at the core of CeCE initiatives for developing and sustaining high-quality elearning offerings and advancing innovation in learning across a spectrum of modalities. LEM has also been successfully adopted by users at other education and corporate organizations. Information and evidence presented throughout this document reflect how LEM supports the five pillars of learning effectiveness, scale, access, faculty satisfaction, and student satisfaction.


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
  • OLC Award Winner
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Develop A Peer Review Practice To Meet Challenges, Improve Accessibility, Promote Collaboration, And Expand Expertise In Online Course Design
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Fawn Thompson (Boston University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Peer review can be stimulating and enjoyable, but busy faculty and designers often find it difficult to make time for review, reflection, and idea sharing. I conceptualized and pilot-tested methods for small- and large-group peer review that required very little time on behalf of my participants, and had successful outcomes for course design and revision. The large group peer review process may be easily scaled for different group sizes, and may be utilized by faculty, designers, and other program or course stakeholders.


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
  • OLC Award Winner
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Peer Coaching for Remote Faculty
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Laurie Bedford (Walden University)
Co-presenters: Lyda DiTommaso Downs (Walden University), Melissa McDowell (Walden University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In 2011, Walden University implemented a coaching model as a means of targeted professional development for faculty with the goal of continuous improvement. It was designed to be facilitated through a peer relationship and it offer problem-focused, contextualized opportunities for faculty to collaborate, thus making the experience and outcome more meaningful. The Walden coaching model is individualized, confidential, non-evaluative, and voluntary. Since its inception, the Walden coaching model had been used regularly by faculty and remained essentially unchanged. In 2017, the University sought to capitalize on the success of the coaching program through an internal research study and a series of expansion projects. The purpose of these efforts was to determine the effectiveness of the program and identify opportunities for expansion. In 2018, research findings are being applied to the model to ensure access and improve services to faculty.


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
  • OLC Award Winner
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Putting Theory Into Practice Using Simulation Scenarios
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Frances Reed (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Kelly Kelly (Walden University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Magnolia Ballroom
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Imagine, during an online Blackboard course, having your students put theory into practice by interacting with avatars in a virtual classroom. Through a mixture of human control and specific programming, each avatar has its own back story and personality. Online adult learners interact in real time in an unscripted fashion with the student avatars to apply effective practices in a safe environment where they can learn from their mistakes before working with actual students. The MS in Education with a specialization in Special Education (SPED) program at Walden University in collaboration with Laureate’s Digital Teaching and Learning (DTL) team and Mursion/TLE TeachLivE™ conducted two pilots using simulation scenarios with avatars.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Magnolia Boardroom B
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunity Meeting: Skills2Work (S2W) Editorial Boards Review Sessions - Part 1
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Holly Schmitt (California State University)
Co-presenter: Bernadette Gosky (Lorain County Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Boardroom B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Healthcare and Manufacturing Editorial Boards will meet for calibrated review sessions of sector-specific materials found in SkillsCommons. 
Optional meeting time for small group work for StoryTelling, IE2EI, and S2W sub-communities


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Ryman Ballroom A/B
Concurrent Session 8
Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Ryman Ballroom C/F
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
HBCU Summit - Changing The View And Closing The Gaps
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Tanya Spilovoy (WCET)
Co-presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Ballroom C/F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Problem:  Historically, traditional textbooks have been written from the perspective of the dominant culture (white/male).

Soltuion:  OER are revisable and adaptable, so teachers and faculty at HBCUs and Tribal Colleges can revise or add examples from the students' culture.  Examples of leaders, historical perspectives, languages, images - can all be adapted to suit the needs of the course objectives and campus.  There are many advantages to replacing traditional textbooks with OER and Open Textbooks (such as cost savings, and that they are available on the first day of class to all students), but one of the most important aspects for equity and inclusion is the ability to adapt and revise OER.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Ryman Ballroom D/E
Concurrent Session 8
Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Concurrent Session 8
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Telling Campfire Stories from Multiple Campgrounds: An Exploration of Effective eMeeting Tools
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Susan Picard (Northern Virginia Community College)
Co-presenters: Stephen Merlo (Northern Virginia Community College), Rick Franklin (Northern Virginia Community College), Alice Robertson (Extended Learning Institute/NVCC)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We all love a good campfire story, but what do you do if you’re not all at the same camp site? There are so many online meeting solutions to choose from nowadays, how do you choose? Learn what questions to ask and practical strategies in this hands-on lab.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Ryman Studio ABC
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Game Based Learning (gbl) and Mobile Technology: Engagement and Empathy in the Social Science Flipped Classroom
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: John Donahue (Harford Community College)
Co-presenter: Nena Craven (Harford Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Ryman Studio ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

First-person game-based learning (GBL) fosters cognitive, affective, and sociocultural engagement with subject matter. In this presentation, attendees will split into small groups and use one shared mobile device to play the web-based game, Spent.  This GBL activity challenges the student to subsist on minimum wage in contemporary American society.  


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Ryman Studio H/I
Concurrent Session 8
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
More Than Just Affordable: Implementing OER To Engage Students and Impact Learning
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Julie Curtis (Lumen Learning)
Co-presenter: Thomas Ayers (Broward College)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Studio H/I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Making OER a game-changer for learning impact takes more than cutting textbook costs. Join this session to test-drive Lumen’s Waymaker OER courseware with intelligent messaging tools that deepen student engagement and offer just-in-time help. Learn how Broward College’s implementation empowers instructors to save time and strengthen their students’ success.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Ryman Studio J/K
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
The State Of Innovation In Higher: A Survey of Academic Administrators
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Andrew Magda (The Learning House Inc)
Co-presenter: Jill Buban (Unizin)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ryman Studio J/K
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Online Learning Consortium and The Learning House, Inc. partnered in 2017 to survey academic administrators on the topic of innovation in higher education. From this survey and follow-up interviews, OLC and Learning House developed The State of Innovation in Higher Education report. Join this session, presented by co-authors Dr. Jill Buban and Andrew J. Magda, to learn key findings and insights from The State of Innovation report, including:

  • Insight into whether administrators view their institutions as innovative
  • The varying definitions that administrators apply to “innovation,” and how this influences their approaches to innovation
  • Common barriers to successfully implementing innovative projects
  • The level of influence that leadership, faculty, and students have over innovation
  • Lessons that administrators may apply to innovation tactics in their strategic plans

 


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Ryman Studio MNO
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Online and Blended Technologies to Support Assessment
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ryman Studio MNO
Session Duration: 45min
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.

https://canvas.instructure.com/enroll/YM79FK


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Ryman Studio PQR
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Getting it Done Yesterday: Rapid Development for Shocking Deadlines
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Leslie Noggle (Western Governors University)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ryman Studio PQR
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What does a development team do when they discover that endorsement changes mean creating 17 new courses in less than three months to ensure all graduates can receive teaching licenses? How did this challenge become a growth opportunity for the team at WGU to create an effective rapid development process?


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Magnolia Boardroom B
  • Education Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
SkillsCommons IMPACTcommunity Meeting: Skills2Work (S2W) Editorial Boards Review Sessions - Part 2
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Holly Schmitt (California State University)
Co-presenter: Bernadette Gosky (Lorain County Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Boardroom B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Healthcare and Manufacturing Editorial Boards will meet for calibrated review sessions of sector-specific materials found in SkillsCommons. 
Optional meeting time for small group work for StoryTelling, IE2EI, and S2W sub-communities.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Ryman Hall B1-B3
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Exhibit Hall (Ryman Hall B1-B3, Conference Center Level 0) for a chance to grab a cup of coffee or tea and network with fellow attendees prior to the Thursday keynote address.  Stop by the Innovation Lab to enjoy Round 3 of the "Whose Design Is It Anyway?" competition, explore the Innovation Installation, and continue securing those stamps on your prize card from exhibitors.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
  • Innovation Lab
Innovation Lab
Whose Design Is It Anyway - Round 3
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Jessica Hill (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Rick Franklin (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

WELCOME TO “WHOSE DESIGN IS IT ANYWAY?” – A SERIES OF SESSIONS WHERE EVERYTHING IS MADE UP AND THE POINTS DON’T MATTER AT ALL!

Improvisation and flexibility are hallmarks of innovation. In the Innovation Lab, we’re not only prepared to live that out – we want you to join in the fun too! Join us for our second annual installation of the improv series of “Whose Design is it Anyway?”, where we will incorporate Design Thinking and educational technology. Our audience and our contestants will collaborate to generate creative solutions and suggestions for incorporating technology into their teaching practices.  We will be joined again this year by our resident and master blues musician, Rick Franklin, who will partner with our improv team to tease out the connections between music, improvisation, design and education. Rick's insights and skills are can't-miss fun and entertainment!

Be sure to check out the Innovation Lab schedule below for the schedule of “Whose Design Is It Anyway?” rounds (all during the networking coffee breaks), and make plans to meet us there. If you’re looking for a great way to step out of your comfort zone or even to create solutions for others - or if you just want to hear some great tunes while you sip your cup of joe - stop by and join us. You might even pick up a prize for your improvisational genius!


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 3:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Ryman Hall B1-B3
  • Other
Other
Stretch And Renew Yoga With Janet (Thursday PM)
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 3:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Tired of sitting and in need of a good stretch?  Join us in the yoga area of the exhibit hall (Ryman Hall B1, Conference Center Level 0, left side of the exhibit hall near the Blogger Bars)  during the networking break for a 15 minute Stretch & Renew yoga class with Janet Smith, a fellow conference attendee and certified yoga instructor.  Stretch and Renew yoga is made up of simple stretching using a chair as a prop.  Conference attire welcomed.  No mat needed.

Note:  All OLC Innovate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC, MERLOT, and the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center may not be held liable. 


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
Tennessee Ballroom
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Beyond Future-Proofing: Re-Imagining School for a Connected World
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jordan Shapiro (Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop)
Track: N/A
Location: Tennessee Ballroom
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

The primary challenge facing educators today is not to teach “new literacies,” but rather, to find ways to prepare tomorrow’s citizens with adequate habits-of-mind for a connected world. They need to learn to make use of language, knowledge, and academic content within the context of new social, cultural, and economic paradigms. In this provocative keynote session, Jordan Shapiro will take us on a disruptive tour of past, present, and future—helping us discover what really matters as we re-imagine education paradigms for a world of predictive algorithms, block chains, and artificial intelligence.


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Tennessee Lobby A
  • Other
Other
ProctorU Post-Keynote "Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ" Happy Hour And A Half
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Tennessee Lobby A
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

You are invited to join ProctorU, an OLC 2018 National Titanium sponsor, immediately following Thursday's keynote for a "Beer, Bourbon and BBQ" Happy Hour and a Half from 5:30-7:00 pm. Located in the lobby directly outside the general session (Tennessee Lobby A) you will be greeted by live country music provided by the Brassfield Alley band. Mingle with other conference attendees while enjoying BBQ sliders, a bourbon tasting station and beer or other drink of your choice. Once you've used your drink tickets, a cash bar will be available (so be sure to bring cash!)  Kick up your heels and enjoy the band while networking with other attendees and get your evening off to a great start!

Stop by ProctorU's booth (403) in the exhibit hall (Ryman Hall B1-B3, Conference Level 0) anytime Wednesday or Thursday to pick-up your two complimentary drink tickets - one for the bourbon-tasting station, and one for a regular drink - and plan to join us for a boot stompin' good time!
 


Thursday April 19, 2018 - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Delta Pavilion
  • Other
Other
Thursday Evening Campfire Gathering: IDEA Night - Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advocacy
Date: Thursday, April 19th
Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Delta Pavilion
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join us at the Gaylord Opryland each evening (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 9-10pm, Delta Pavilion) for Campfire Gatherings. After the days events (and with ample time for you to go grab dinner first), we will be hosting themed get-togethers as a venue to meet with friends, start up new collaborations, or just unwind from a day packed with innovative ideas.

Thursday Night: IDEA Night: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advocacy

Join us for a special networking event celebrating diversity and inclusion within our field, with a focus on the intentional support of all voices in online leadership.  Bring your colleagues for community, camaraderie, and new collaborations to support advocacy for equity in our field. This event is open to participants of any gender and role – if you are a champion of diversity and inclusion within digital learning leadership, and want to participate in a gathering for a good cause, please accept our warm welcome to attend.

There is a $20 required donation to attend Thursday evening’s campfire gathering: IDEA Night: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advocacy. The ticket price includes one drink ticket and a dessert reception. The ticket fees collected will go towards the OLC Women in Digital Learning Leadership scholarship fund. Add a ticket to your conference registration to attend Thursday evening’s Campfire Gathering. 

 


Friday April 20, 2018 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Magnolia Boardroom B
  • Other
Other
Slow Flow Yoga with Janet (Friday AM)
Date: Friday, April 20th
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Magnolia Boardroom B
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Ready to start your final day at OLC Innovate energized?  Join us for our final 1 hour Slow Flow Yoga class with Janet Smith, a fellow conference attendee and certified yoga instructor.  Slow flow yoga is made up of slow flow (three breaths per posture), including sun and/or moon salutations.  Yoga mat (we will have towels on hand if you don't have one), comfy clothes, and water bottle needed.

Note:  OLC Innovate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC, MERLOT, and the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center may not be held liable.  

 


Friday April 20, 2018 - 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Tennessee Ballroom
  • Other
Other
Attendee Continental Breakfast
Date: Friday, April 20th
Time: 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Tennessee Ballroom
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Breakfast will be served from 7:30am-9:00am in the general session room (Tennessee Ballroom, Convention Center Level 2).  The Friday keynote by Ruha Benjamin (Princeton University) will begin at 8:15am.


Friday April 20, 2018 - 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Tennessee Ballroom
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Onlife Learning: Moving Beyond Binaries, Getting to the Heart of Education
Date: Friday, April 20th
Time: 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ruha Benjamin (Princeton University)
Track: N/A
Location: Tennessee Ballroom
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Whether sitting in the same room or interacting through a computer screen, relationships are at the heart of education. How do we design experiences that draw on the strengths and energize the potential of all students? In this talk, Ruha Benjamin will pair concrete examples of social and emotional learning with social scientific insights on equity and justice which, taken together, provide educators with tools to create authentic and transformative learning environments.


Friday April 20, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
  • Innovation Lab
  • Blended
Innovation Lab
Meaningfully Engaging Learners Using Interactive Technologies
Date: Friday, April 20th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Nigel Davies (University of Tennessee Health Science Center)
Co-presenter: Samba Diop (University of Tennessee - Health Science Center The)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ryman Hall B1-B3 - Innovation Lab
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Interactive technologies can provide a fun and meaningful way to engage students in a variety of learning experiences. This session will share technology tools and learning strategies which can be effectively adopted in a variety of teaching approaches. A variety of web links will be provided to support future exploration of the concepts related to the presentation. 

It is recommended that participants bring a laptop or tablet to best engage with the learning experiences.


Friday April 20, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Belmont A
Concurrent Session 9
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
Unpacking Role Assumptions: In Pursuit of Exceptional Instructional Designer- Faculty Collaboration
Date: Friday, April 20th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Anchalee Ngampornchai (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Alyssa Albrecht (University of Central Florida)
Track: Processes, Problems, and Practices
Location: Belmont A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Developing an online course requires collaboration, which can present unique challenges between faculty and the instructional designer. This roundtable invites discussion about assumptions of roles and responsibilities that instructional designers and faculty have during course development, to ultimately improve interaction between the two roles. 


Friday April 20, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Cheekwood ABC
Concurrent Session 9
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
  • Blended
Conversations, Not Presentations
Leading Innovation in a Complex World
Date: Friday, April 20th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Whitney Kilgore (iDesign)
Co-presenters: Mary Niemiec (University of Nebraska ), Cali Morrison (American Public University System)
Track: Leadership and Change Management
Location: Cheekwood ABC
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join this dynamic discussion of strategies and barriers to leading innovation at scale within diverse and complex institutions.  We’ll bring our best tips and share the places where our ideals didn’t quite match reality. You bring your burning questions and your own stories to share as we all build our toolset for leading innovation on our home campuses.


Friday April 20, 2018 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Cheekwood G/H
Concurrent Session 9
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
  • Blended
Conversations, Not Presentations
Accommodating Collaboration: Unequal Partners, Equal Results
Date: Friday, April 20th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Florence Gilzene-Cheese (The University of the West Indies)
Co-presenter: Janice Orcutt (University of the West Indies)
Track: Teaching and Learning Innovation
Location: Cheekwood G/H
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Promoting and maintaining active collaboration within online classes continue to be a vital concern among distance educators. Let’s explore effective practices we’ve used to foster online interaction among faculty in training. This conversation provides opportunities for you to share your own applied effective practices for collaboration in the online classroom.