Remote-Learner Focus Group

Concurrent Session 2

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.  


Dr. Laurie Hillstock has been a faculty member and administrator in higher education for over 15 years. Most of her experiences have been in the distance learning arena, focusing on strategic planning, technology research and integration, academic integrity, faculty and curriculum development, and student success. In addition, she has taught a number of credit bearing courses in online, hybrid, and web-enhanced learning environments. She has also administered and/or taught with a variety of LMS systems including Blackboard. She is a member of the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) faculty at Penn State. In addition to her duties as Board Clerk, Dr. Hillstock is actively involved with OLC, serving as a content developer, workshop facilitator and mentor. More specifically, she is the developer and facilitator for the Leadership in Online Learning Mastery Series, Instructional Design Mastery Series and the Advanced Online Teaching Certificate program. She is also a mentor for the basic OLC Teaching Certificate program as well as a content developer and/or workshop facilitator for other OLC workshops. In addition, she is a member of the OLC Effective Practice Awards Selection Committee. Dr. Hillstock holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership (Higher Education) and M.A. in Human Resource Development from Clemson University. She also holds a B.A. in English (minor: Computer Science) from Converse College.

Extended Abstract