Town Hall: Learner Services and Support

Concurrent Session 2
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Brief Abstract

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

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Daniel Hoppe, Jr. is the Director of the Distance Learning Institute (DLi) at Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) in Myrtle Beach, SC. Mr. Hoppe has spent the last 12+ years dedicated to best practices in distance education and online learning. His focus has been on driving faculty adoption, professional development, strategic planning, growth, and change management within higher education. In his current and former roles as a Senior Advisory Consultant with D2L and as the Dean of Distance Education at Mercy College of Ohio, Mr. Hoppe strategically grew access to technology and online learning while supporting the needs of online students and faculty. He has created new and exciting opportunities for faculty engagement and professional development to increase faculty awareness and technical abilities, focused on best practices in online teaching and learning. Mr. Hoppe holds a Bachelor of Education from the University of Toledo, a Master of Arts in Organizational Management and Strategic Planning from Spring Arbor University and is currently completing a Doctorate of Education in Leadership Studies at Bowling Green State University (ABD). Mr. Hoppe's dissertation research is focused around faculty readiness to teach online.
Michael serves as the Director of Online Learning for the National Association of Attorneys General and the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute.

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