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

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ALL SESSIONS (BY DATE AND TIME):
Tuesday November 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 1
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Designing, Implementing, And Scaling An Online Course Quality Review And Refresh Process With OSCQR
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (Open SUNY)
Co-presenter: Robert Piorkowski (Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Develop an implementation plan for your online course quality review and refresh initiative using OSCQR, OLC’s online course quality scorecard. Gain access to free openly licensed tools and resources to support your online course review initiative. Review best practices in online course review, and deep dive into selected OSCQR standards. 


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $225 Early Bird / $250 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $395 Early Bird / $445 Full Price (total savings of $55).

 
Tuesday November 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 2
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Utilizing the OLC Online Student Support Scorecard
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Josh Strigle (College of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Victoria Brown (Florida Atlantic University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Through a collaborative statewide process, the Online Student Support Scorecard was designed to assist postsecondary institutions in evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of the services available for online students. Participants will be introduced to the scorecard and collaboratively complete a mock evaluation on one section. Small groups will discuss potential solutions to improve online support at their institution.


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $225 Early Bird / $250 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $395 Early Bird / $445 Full Price (total savings of $55).

 
Tuesday November 19, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 3
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Navigating Accreditation for Online Courses and Programs
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Lynette O'Keefe (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE), Kristen Betts (Drexel University), Cheryl Dowd (WCET - the WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies), Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University), Stephanie Hinshaw (American College of Education)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

 Join us for a pre-conference workshop on accreditation in the online space.  This workshop brings together leaders with experience in accreditation from a variety of institutions and organizations to discuss policies and procedures, preparing for and maintaining accreditation, and implementing best practices.  As demand for online courses and programs grows, ensuring quality and accreditation is essential for digital leaders - but it can be tricky to navigate the ins and outs. This half-day event will feature presentations and small group discussions on the successes and challenges of accreditation, and will provide an opportunity for participants to shape the upcoming OLC agenda for supporting digital accreditation through research, policy briefs, webinars, and more.


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $225 Early Bird / $250 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $395 Early Bird / $445 Full Price (total savings of $55).

 
Tuesday November 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 1
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Podcast Academy: A Start-to-Finish Guide on Academic Podcasting
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Ryan Straight (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Jonathan Pizzo (University of Central Florida), Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida), Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This workshop is designed to take participants from initial steps to full implementation of podcast creation. During this three-hour session, participants will develop the know-how and techniques for developing a professional podcast that can be used for a variety of purposes.


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $225 Early Bird / $250 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $395 Early Bird / $445 Full Price (total savings of $55).

 
Tuesday November 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 2
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Quality Assurance: Implementing the OLC Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University)
Co-presenters: Terry Di Paolo (LeCroy Center - Dallas County Community College District), Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

No matter the age of your online program, program assessment is a core element for continuous improvement. The (OLC) Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs is widely used to evaluate and demonstrate levels of quality in programs as it guides a systematic review of an online academic program.


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $225 Early Bird / $250 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $395 Early Bird / $445 Full Price (total savings of $55).

 
Tuesday November 19, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Asia 3
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Deconstructing Education Research: Applying a 4-Step Process to Your Practice
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Elissa Hall (Mayo Clinic)
Co-presenters: Paige McDonald (The George Washington University), Peggy Moore (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Heather Billings (Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science)
Track: Research
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

In this 3-hour interactive application-based workshop facilitators will guide participants through the deconstruction of a systematic 4-step process for designing and conducting education research. Participants will utilize this process to construct their own education technology research project which they can implement at their home institution. Throughout the workshop presenters will introduce participants to education research tips, tools and strategies to accelerate and optimize research progress and outcomes. Participants will work independently and in small groups to hone their skills and prepare their research projects for successful implementation and scholarly dissemination. Opportunities for collaboration and community building around a given research topic or design methodology will also be shared. Please bring a device and an innovative idea or research opportunity.  


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $225 Early Bird / $250 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $395 Early Bird / $445 Full Price (total savings of $55).

 
Tuesday November 19, 2019 - 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
OLC Leadership Network Event
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Thomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida), Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE), Robert Ubell (New York University Tandon School of Engineering), Michael Goldstein (Cooley LLP) (Virtual Presenter), Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Tanya Spilovoy (WCET)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Institutional leaders are challenged with making decisions in an increasingly complex and changing higher education landscape. From evolving federal policies and regulations governing online education to the development of partnerships with private and public entities. Many of these are impacted by an institutions ability to make data informed decisions and to report on accountability measures. This Leadership Network event brings together experienced higher ed leaders to discuss these important and changing issues through guided discussions.


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $225 Early Bird / $250 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $395 Early Bird / $445 Full Price (total savings of $55).

 
Tuesday November 19, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Convention Foyer
  • Evening Event
  • OLC Session
Evening Event
Early Registration
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer
Session Duration: 4hr
Brief Abstract:

Don't wait in line Wednesday morning and miss portions of a workshop, the Instructional Design Summit, Research Summit, and Field Guide events.  Check-in at conference registration Tuesday evening from 3-7pm to pick up your conference badge and materials. After you check-in, take part in the Tuesday evening events including: the OLC Awards & Leadership Ceremony and Reception (purchased ticket required for non-award winners; this event replaces past years’ Awards Luncheon), Exhibit Hall Preview, and an evening party sponsored by Proctorio at Jellyrolls Dueling Pianos Bar on the Disney Boardwalk.  Be sure to make your travel plans to arrive early enough on Tuesday to participate in these events. 

OLC Accelerate 2019 registration is located in the Convention Foyer in the Dolphin Conference Center.  Walk through the hotel lobby to the conference center area, then look for the directional signs.


Tuesday November 19, 2019 - 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Atlantic Hall
  • Evening Event
  • OLC Session
Evening Event
Exhibit Hall Preview
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Check-in to the conference early during our Tuesday evening early registration hours (3-7pm; Convention Foyer), then join our exhibitors in the Atlantic Exhibit Hall from 4-6pm for a special preview event.  A complimentary drink ticket and snacks will be provided to all attendees checking in to the conference at early registration.  Stop by the Technology Test Kitchen to see what they are 'cooking up' during the conference, plus get an early start on your exhibitor stamp card for some fabulous prizes!


Tuesday November 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
  • OLC Session
Other
Speed Networking Lounge - Open Lounge during Exhibit Hall Preview (Tues PM)
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

During the second hour of Tuesday evening's Exhibit Hall Preview (5-6pm), come enjoy a reflective space while you recharge your brain (and maybe even recharge your devices). We’ll have a puzzle table, games, and activities to work on while you chat. Additionally, we’ll have interactive walls with prompts that you can reflect on, including a place to leave questions that other participants can help you answer.

Note:  The Speed Networking Lounge will be dedicated during the first hour of the Exhibit Hall Preview (4-5pm) to hosting a Conference Volunteer Reception.  If you were a conference volunteer, we look forward to seeing you then.  If not, please plan to join us at 5pm for networking activities!


Tuesday November 19, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1/2
  • Evening Event
  • OLC Session
Evening Event
OLC Awards & Leadership Ceremony And Reception
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Southern Hemisphere 1/2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a special evening ceremony and reception as we honor OLC Award Winners and other leaders immersed in the higher education digital landscape.  Best-in-Track Awards, Effective Practice Awards, OLC Fellows, and OLC Excellence Awards will be presented. The emerging leaders of the IELOL class of 2019 and our Accelerate 2019 conference chairs will also be recognized. Congratulations to all of our award winners!

Tickets are required to attend and may be added to your conference registration ($35 attendee, $50 guest), or may purchased onsite at the registration desk ($40 attendee, $55 guest).   


Tuesday November 19, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • OLC Session
Other
Tour of the WDW Swan & Dolphin Resort and Convention Center (Tues PM)
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the OLC Accelerate Field Guides and other conference attendees for a tour of the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort and Convention Center! 

There is no better way to explore this hotel and learn about the conference layout than on a guided tour with the OLC Field Guides!  The tour will include the following stops and points of information:

  • Conference breakout session areas
  • Location and purpose of the Sanctuary (Quiet Room)
  • Location and purpose of Field Guide Talk-abouts
  • Discussion on how to find the location of Proctorio's party at Jellyrolls Dueling Piano Bar on the Disney Boardwalk
  • Wednesday Morning Field Guide Power Hour, Workshop, Summit, and Breakfast locations
  • Wednesday Keynote and reception locations
  • Exhibit Hall, Technology Test Kitchen, and Field Guide areas and programs
  • Aurora (exhibit hall) and Adams (breakfast, general sessions) Ballrooms
  • Registration and Field Guide station locations
  • Friday Escape Room location
  • Accessibility points, including elevators and escalators
  • Restaurants
  • Indoor and outdoor areas and fitness area
  • Shopping and other general areas of interest in the hotel

Join us to familiarize yourself with the conference center layout to ensure your conference experience is off to a great start!  No advance sign-up needed; just meet your Field Guide at the Field Guide Station (Convention Foyer) near conference registration.   


Tuesday November 19, 2019 - 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Convention Foyer
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
Proctorio's "Crocodile Rock" at the Dueling Pianos Bar
Date: Tuesday, November 19th
Time: 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer
Session Duration: 2hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

While the other kids are rocking around the clock, we'll be hopping and bopping to the Crocodile Rock! Do you remember when rock was young? Join Proctorio at Jelly Rolls on Disney's Boardwalk and rock out to your favorite rock star! Dress up is optional but the best dressed Rock n' Roller wins a prize!

You must be 21+ to enter. Conference attendees must show their attendee badge to receive a wristband to enter. Wristbands (and +1's) are limited and can be obtained at Proctorio’s booth during the exhibit hall preview or at the door of the event. If you arrive to the hotel after badge pick up closes, simply show the staff your OLC Accelerate registration confirmation email as proof of attendance to receive your wristband.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Asia 2
  • OLC Session
Other
Slow Flow Yoga With Janet (Wed AM)
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: N/A
Location: Asia 2
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 bottled needed.

Note:  OLC Accelerate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC and the WDW Swan & Dolphin Resort may not be held liable.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Asia 5
Other
Functional Fitness with Jesse (Wed AM)
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Jesse Pagel (CrossFit Citrine)
Track: N/A
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Looking to infuse high intensity and functional fitness movements into the start of your conference day?  Join Jesse Pagel, CrossFit Level 1 coach, for a 1-hour morning workout!  Scaling and modifications are available to accommodate all fitness levels. Please wear workout clothing and workout shoes. Be sure to bring a water bottle and come ready to move!  Attendees will be asked to sign a waiver before participating.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Europe 2
Other
Meditation & Mindfulness (Wed am)
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Sanctuary for some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice some self-care as we turn our focus inward for a short while. Mindfulness has been defined as a practice of “bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment” (Baer, 2003). Join Clark Shah-Nelson for some guided mindful meditations. These sessions will be geared toward centering ourselves on breath, sensations and higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Accelerate in a healthy and present way together.

Baer, R. A. (2003). Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical psychology: Science and practice, 10(2), 125-143.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Northern & Southern Hemisphere Foyer
  • OLC Session
Other
Attendee Breakfast (Wednesday)
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Northern & Southern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Start your day with breakfast before participating in our Wednesday morning workshops and summits.  Breakfast will be served in the Northern and Southern Hemisphere Foyers.  Attendees are encourage to take their plates with them to their workshop/summit room in order to be able to sit down while eating breakfast this morning.

 


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Asia 3
  • OLC Session
Other
Field Guide "Power Hour" and Breakfast
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come join other conference attendees and create an OLC Accelerate game plan. During this power hour, you’ll have the chance to organize your conference schedule and select presentations and activities you want to attend. The OLC Field Guides will be there to suggest interesting presentations and activities, train you on the use of the OLC mobile app, and pass out Engagement Maps. We’ll also discuss ways to participate virtually–including Slack and Twitter! Meet up with old friends, make new acquaintances, plan your schedule, and have a bite to eat! 

Please be sure to sign-up for the Field Guide Program in order to participate in this and other Field Guide activities!

Questions?  Contact us at conference@onlinelearning-c.org.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • OLC Session
Other
Talk-About (Wed)
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A healthy opportunity for exchanging big ideas on the move, networking with colleagues, all while absorbing some much needed Orlando sunshine. Join OLC Field Guides for a daily escape and themed discussion (see below) as we look to take a break from traditional sessions and collectively exercise our bodies and minds.

Talk-abouts will departs daily (9:00 AM on Wednesday, 8:45am Thursday, & 9:45 AM on Friday) from the Field Guide Station, Dolphin Convention Foyer (near registration).

*Note: Talk-abouts are inclusive to all! We will offer long and shorter walks (with accessibility needs in mind) in an attempt to accommodate as many folks as possible.

Themes for Wednesday coming soon!


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Americas Seminar
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
US-SINO Online Higher Education Forum 2019
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Matt Norsworthy (Online Learning Consortium (OLC)) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Ted Cross (Western Governors University), Yongkang Su (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Robbie Wilkins, Tim Difato (University of Florida), Jiang Jianwei
Track: N/A
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Join us for the US-SINO Online Higher Education Forum 2019 as part of the OLC Accelerate 2019 conference. Participants will learn about collaboration opportunities with China, the world's largest online learning market, in addition to proven global best practices from University of Florida and Western Governors University. 

USOHE 2019 is co-organized by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the University of Florida's Digital Worlds Institute, Western Governors University, CMSquared and OLC.

Wednesday, November 20th | 9:00am – 12:00 pm ET (Orlando FL)


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
The Neuroscience of Learning: Myths, Pedagogy and Technology, Changing the Way We Teach to Enhance Student Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Karen Srba (American Public University System)
Co-presenter: Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg (Saint Francis University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will engage all attendees at any level in a lively session on the Neuroscience of Learning. You will participate in live research and hands-on activities that demonstrates how the brain learns and retains learning for the long term. Lastly, you will participate in busting neuro-myths and learn how to apply brain learning to pedagogy and technology used in online courses.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Story-Driven Learning: A Workshop in 5 Acts
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jennifer M McVay-Dyche (Strayer University-Washington Campus)
Co-presenters: Katrina Rainer (Strategic Education Inc. ), Jess Beck (Strategic Education
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Want to bring course content to life with real, relatable, and relevant stories? Join our expert filmmaker, learning designers, and instructors on a journey to develop a story-driven approach for designing online learning experiences that keep learners coming back for more!


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
  • OLC Session
Workshop
IELOL Master Class
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Ciabocchi (Adelphi University)
Co-presenter: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Staying abreast of leadership developments in the field of digital learning is imperative to foster your institutions’ relevance, to realize its potential to flourish. Join current and past IELOL graduates to stay current with the latest digital learning leadership innovations and projects, as well as career progressions/pathways.

This Master Class is the culminating phase of the 2019 Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) program. Members of the 2019 IELOL cohort and all IELOL alumni are welcome to register. All IELOL alumni and IELOL Digital Learning Council Members are invited to attend the Project Showcase & Reception starting at 10:45 am at no cost.

***This is an invitation-only event, open to graduates, former faculty, and current 2019 participants of the IELOL program***


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Equitizing Higher Ed through Humanized Online Teaching
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Michelle Pacansky-Brock (California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative/@ONE)
Co-presenters: Shawn Valcárcel (Foothill-DeAnza Community College District | CVC-OEI/@ONE), Stacey Carrasco (Foothill-DeAnza Community College District | CVC-OEI/@ONE)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

We will explore why supporting the non-cognitive factors of learning in online courses is critical to increasing graduation rates for students from minoritized groups, particularly in STEM. You will receive a tour of a humanizing PD course in use in the CA Community Colleges, learn how PD is creating change in STEM instruction across California, and receive a toolkit of humanized online teaching practices.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Right-mixing Online And Blended Assessment and Engagement Activities
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Participants in this workshop will receive guided hands-on time to explore assessment and engagement tools, learn about the right-mixing framework (http://bit.ly/Right-Mixing), and collect feedback from the presenter and peers to make course design decisions about how to appropriately select the right mix for optimal engagement and assessment.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1/2
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Workshop
OLC Instructional Design Summit
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jason Drysdale (University of Colorado Denver), Kasey Ford (University of Texas at Austin), Sam Gist (University of North Texas), Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 1/2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

In the last decade, instructional designers in higher education have come to the forefront of the digital teaching and learning landscape. The unprecedented growth of online and blended learning has catapulted the ID profession into the spotlight and we now play a critical role in the design, development, and assessment of quality online and digital learning experiences. But where is our profession headed? What skills will someone in our role need 10 years from now? What is the difference – if any – between an instructional designer, a learning designer, a learning experience designer and a learning engineer? Join us in this half-day event where we will discuss these questions and engage in multiple dialogues around the evolving role of the instructional designer, the direction the profession is headed, and the key trends that impact the work that we do. Take part in topical group discussions with fellow participants, learn from expert panelists about their professional journey into the instructional design field, and network with other participants who share the passion for the work we do. We hope you can join us!

The ID Summit Planning Committee has curated a list of pre-readings that you are encouraged to review before the event takes place.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
  • OLC Session
Workshop
OLC Research Summit: Online STEM Education
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Lynette O'Keefe (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Mary Mawn (SUNY - Empire State College), Peggy Moore (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Jeff Seaman ( Babson Survey Research Group), Devon Cancilla (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator), Binaben H. Vanmali (Grand Canyon University) (Moderator), Shannon McGurk (Carolina Distance Learning) (Moderator)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

The 2019 OLC Digital Learning Research Summit builds on the 2018’s inaugural Summit’s goal of providing insights into future areas of research.  This year’s Summit brings together leaders in STEM education to discuss research opportunities, current trends and practices, and pathways for building a STEM learning network to promote research and share practices in online STEM education. Online science education, having lagged other online disciplines, is entering a period of significant growth.  New technologies and online strategies make it possible to deliver an astounding array of learning opportunities for all students. We invite anyone with experience or interest in online STEM education to join us as we build the framework for a national survey on online STEM education. 

This event takes place at our OLC Accelerate Conference in Orlando on Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 9:00am - 12:00pm and is included in your OLC Accelerate 2019 conference registration.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
#WelcomeOnlineLearners: Strategies to Launch, Redesign, or Optimize Your Institution’s Resources for New Online Learners
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Mitchell Farmer (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Co-presenters: Julia Sanders (Indiana University), Brittni Racek (Oregon State University - Extended Campus), Tess Diver (Southern New Hampshire University), Jo Montie (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota), Lisa Burke (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Join four institutions in a lively, collaborative workshop (BYOD) on designing, building, and evaluating online student success resources. Team exercises will guide participants to develop a plan to launch, redesign, or optimize their new student programming. We will use collaborative tools to build a collective takeaway resource for all participants.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Becoming a Conscious Online Leader: 15 Commitments to Transform Your Leadership Style
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Co-presenters: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College), Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

As the educational landscape continues to shift toward online learning, leaders need a variety of strategies to successfully navigate challenges. The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm For Sustainable Success offers a helpful framework for enhanced collaboration, awareness, and influence for individuals in both formal and informal leadership.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • OLC Session
Other
Tour Of the WDW Swan & Dolphin Resort and Convention Center (Wed AM)
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the OLC Accelerate Field Guides and other conference attendees for a tour of the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort and Convention Center! 

There is no better way to explore this hotel and learn about the conference layout than on a guided tour with the OLC Field Guides!  The tour will include the following stops and points of information:

  • Conference breakout session areas
  • Location and purpose of the Sanctuary (Quiet Room)
  • Location and purpose of Field Guide Talk-abouts
  • Wednesday Keynote and reception locations
  • Exhibit Hall, Technology Test Kitchen, and Field Guide areas and programs
  • Aurora (exhibit hall) and Adams (breakfast, general sessions) Ballrooms
  • Registration and Field Guide station locations
  • Friday Escape Room location
  • Accessibility points, including elevators and escalators
  • Restaurants
  • Indoor and outdoor areas and fitness area
  • Shopping and other general areas of interest in the hotel

Join us to familiarize yourself with the conference center layout to ensure your conference experience is off to a great start!  No advance sign-up needed; just meet your Field Guide at the Field Guide Station (Convention Foyer) near conference registration.   


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
  • Technology Test Kitchen
  • OLC Session
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Open House and Mini Escape Room Challenge
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

TTK

Through a series of themed, interactive stations (each with their own set of fun challenges and tasks), the Technology Test Kitchen invites participants to embark on a “Choose Your Own Adventure”-styled learning journey. Expect to be wowed by multiple pedagogical approaches, new and interesting ways to engage with educational technologies, and ‘out of this world’ opportunities for prizes! Whether you’re new to the OLC, new to thinking about technology, or someone who has returned for yet another year or simply a new venue to explore with others, this low-stakes, fun, playful, and collaborative space is for you.

Mini Escape Room

In the spirit of the Technology Test Kitchen, the OLC Mini Escape Room will allow conference participants a fun and unique space to not only engage with a variety of educational technologies, but do so in a themed, challenge-based environment with others. Challenges might include finding a hidden code within a database to unlock a presentation or navigating through a virtual or augmented reality to receive your next clue. That said, they will all be fun, practical, and representative of the types of teaching and learning challenges that educators face in their day-to-day lives.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
  • OLC Session
Other
Speed Networking Lounge - Open Lounge
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
Session Duration: 5hr
Brief Abstract:

Come enjoy a reflective space while you recharge your brain (and maybe even recharge your devices). We’ll have a puzzle table, games, and activities to work on while you chat. Additionally, we’ll have interactive walls with prompts that you can reflect on, including a place to leave questions that other participants can help you answer.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • OLC Session
Other
Field Guide Group Visit to Technology Test Kitchen, Speed Networking, and Exhibit Hall
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Details coming soon....


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere E4
Other
Wiley Faculty Fellows Meeting
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 11:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere E4
Session Duration: 5hr
Brief Abstract:

Wiley Faculty Fellows Meeting

***This event is invitation only***


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Atlantic Hall
Other
Lunch Marketplace - Wednesday
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

OLC and WDW Dolphin Hotel will offer an economical lunch option on Wednesday, November 20 for attendees.  Visit the exhibit hall (Atlantic Hall) between 12:00pm-1:15pm, where the Dolphin will offer a marketplace with a limited menu of salads, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages for attendee purchase.  Cash and credit cards accepted.  Grab lunch and spend some time visiting with our exhibitors before your afternoon sessions begin!


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Field Guide Program Kick-Off Luncheon **Program Participants Only**
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Are you new to OLC Accelerate and could use some guidance or a friendly face to talk with? Have you attended previous OLC conferences and want to share your knowledge and expertise? Are you interested in connecting with others to discuss particular topics like instructional design, blended learning, faculty development, emerging technologies or digital literacy before, during, and after the conference?  If so, the OLC Accelerate Field Guide program is for you.  Sign-up here!

The Field Guide program is designed to enhance the conference experience for first-time conference attendees and anyone looking for additional networking opportunities at OLC conferences.  Sign-up to participate in advance of the conference, and join us for our invitation-only Field Guide Program Kick-off Lunch on Wednesday, November 20 at 12:00pm in Northern Hemisphere C.  This is the only lunch provided by OLC during the conference, so don't miss your opportunity to join in the fun!  

Note that you must sign-up to participate in the Field Guide Program in advance of the conference in order to receive a ticket to the Field Guide Kick-off Lunch.  Pre-registration and tickets are required to attend this luncheon. 

 


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
  • Technology Test Kitchen
  • OLC Session
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Open House and Mini Escape Room Challenge
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 12:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 4hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

TTK

Through a series of themed, interactive stations (each with their own set of fun challenges and tasks), the Technology Test Kitchen invites participants to embark on a “Choose Your Own Adventure”-styled learning journey. Expect to be wowed by multiple pedagogical approaches, new and interesting ways to engage with educational technologies, and ‘out of this world’ opportunities for prizes! Whether you’re new to the OLC, new to thinking about technology, or someone who has returned for yet another year or simply a new venue to explore with others, this low-stakes, fun, playful, and collaborative space is for you.

Mini Escape Room

In the spirit of the Technology Test Kitchen, the OLC Mini Escape Room will allow conference participants a fun and unique space to not only engage with a variety of educational technologies, but do so in a themed, challenge-based environment with others. Challenges might include finding a hidden code within a database to unlock a presentation or navigating through a virtual or augmented reality to receive your next clue. That said, they will all be fun, practical, and representative of the types of teaching and learning challenges that educators face in their day-to-day lives.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 1
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Advancing a Faculty Development Course: Let’s Share!
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jann Sutton (University of North Florida)
Co-presenter: Mitra Asgarinik (University of North Florida)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In five years more than 500 faculty members at U.N.F. have completed the Teaching Online (TOL) course preparing them to engage students in an online environment. We have explored strategies to make significant course improvements and would like to bring this exchange of ideas to OLC. Participants will have the opportunity to review the TOL course, the faculty assignments, and the results of our faculty surveys. Participants will leave the session with concrete faculty activities to utilize and modify at their own institutions. Bring your own examples and we can discuss shared best practices!

 
Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Diagnostic Assessment and Achievement of College Skills
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jason Bryer (Excelsior College)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Diagnostic Assessment and Achievement of College Skills (DAACS) is a suite of open source, online assessments and supports (both technological and social) designed to optimize student learning. A study conducted at two online colleges suggest that DAACS is associated with increased student performance and accuracy of predictive student success.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Ensuring Quality and Consistency in Online Health Professions Education Courses Using OSCQR
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Anita Samuel (Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USU))
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An ambitious plan to review all the courses in a new HPE program within 18 months is being piloted at my university. This presentation discusses the customization of OSCQR, getting faculty buy in for course reviews, and setting up a program wide dashboard to track alignment with the rubric.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Meeting Students Where they are: Leveraging Social Presence in an Online Advising Team Model Rooted in the CAEL Principles for Effectively Serving Adults
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kathleen Embry (American InterContinental University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Presenters will guide a discussion on designing and implementing a communication strategy that centers on establishing social presence in virtual advising teams for online students grounded in CAEL’s ‘Ten Principles for Effectively Serving Adults’ to foster student success (improved engagement, persistence and student satisfaction).


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
From Learning Styles to Learning Science: Facilitating Student Success through Effective Course Development
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Melissa Williams (Mitchell Hamline School of Law)
Co-presenter: Patricia Beyers Pelzel (Crisis Prevention Institute)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Two instructional designers, two learning paradigms, one learning journey: how did we get from learning styles to learning science? Based on our journey to support effective learning, we suggest ways to move from learning styles in course and activity design to inclusive practices that support research-based approaches to learning.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Facilitating Community of Inquiry through Video: Announcements, Screencast Tutorials, Feedback, and Discussions
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Bojan Lazarevic (School of Teaching and Learning - College of Education - University of Florida)
Co-presenters: Julia Fuller (Kennesaw State University), Jabari Cain (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do online, collegiate learners perceive that video-based strategies facilitate elements of the Community of Inquiry Framework? Online faculty presenters will engage participants in considering instructional strategies and findings from a study which strategically incorporated video for announcements, screencast tutorials, feedback critiques of major assignments, and synchronous and asynchronous discussions.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 1
  • Technology Test Kitchen
  • OLC Session
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Demo Series: Making An Impact In Digital And Online Learning Through Engagement
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, Technology Test Kitchen Master Chefs will facilitate an active, high-engagement session around engagement and specifically the ways in which learners interact and collaborate with other learners, the ways they relate, respond, and interact with content, curriculum, and technology, and their relationship with educators. Together you will explore what it looks like or might look like to facilitate learning environments that promote regular, but responsive, engagement, which critically considers the needs, preferences, and desires of all members of the learning community. As a participant you will leave with practical and implementable resources to bring into their own learning environments.

Note:  This session will be held in the Technology Test Kitchen, located in the back of the Atlantic Exhibit Hall

 


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) and Carolina Distance Learning Explore Online Science: Challenges and Solutions
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lindsay Conole (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenter: Heather Stuart (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 

Science education has been challenged by the demands and rapid growth of online education.  

One challenge is how to run lab sections of science courses online. Basic science can be taught online when accompanied by well-designed investigations that can be completed in the student’s home. Another challenge can be once the faculty member is ready to order, how does the purchasing process occur most efficiently and ensure that faculty and student needs are being met.  This session will include the experience of actively taking part in a hands on lab investigation developed for online science courses, as well as a robust discussion that addresses efficiency through strategic partnerships between colleges, universities and vendors.

 

 

 


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Ideas For Improving Learning Outcomes – How The Brightspace Platform Can Help
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Brad Ketelaars (D2L)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When your students succeed, so do you. Some of the strongest indicators of learner performance can be identified within a learning management system (LMS). The right platform will help increase student engagement, support data-driven decisions, and enable personalized learning experiences. This demonstration will show how D2L’s Brightspace platform supports the achievement of learning outcomes.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Learning through the Art of Storytelling
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Louise Sharrar (The Pennsylvania State University)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Ishler (The Pennsylvania State University), Sara Krum (The Penn State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Can student learning be improved with the use of digital storytelling and technology? A newly developed course captured personal stories of people associated with adoption. Using the art of storytelling students reflected through discussions, reaction papers, and presentations. The presenters will discuss the concept, development process, and students’ feedback.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Creating Framework for Connecting Learning Analytics with Course Design
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Alena Rodick (SUNY - Empire State College)
Co-presenters: Christine Paige (SUNY - Empire State College), Allison Moreland (SUNY - Empire State College), Mark Lewis (SUNY - Empire State College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation, we will discuss our journey to create a framework for incorporating learning analytics into our instructional design processes. While our final goal is big, we started small and employed bottom-up approach by identifying a few courses and recruiting interested faculty for the pilot. We will share what we’ve learned during the first six months of this journey and where we are heading next.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Exploring Virtual Reality in Education
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Katie Ross (Full Sail University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Virtual reality is expected to have a 92% increase in 2019, with 28% to 39% of the growth coming from the education, government, and media industries. To prepare leaders and educators for the predicted technology growth, this presentation will highlight research connected to VR in education and provide ways to increase the perceived ease of use of the tool to help leaders prepare for the future of VR in education.

 


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Online Professional Development for Online Faculty That Puts Peer-Peer Learning First
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Teresa Laszlo (Washtenaw Community College)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It is no novel notion that our professional development should model the very best of practices that we would like faculty to engage in when teaching online. But how do we get there? Come join in a critical analysis of the way we offer Professional Development to our online faculty. 


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Building a Blended Learning Certification to Support Faculty Transitioning from Face-to-face to Blended Instruction
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jessica O'Brien (Lenoir-Rhyne University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty skilled at teaching in a traditional face-to-face environment often struggle to shift to a blended learning model. A blended learning certification helped faculty to be successful with this transition. Join me for an interactive presentation and discussion on the design and implementation of the certification.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 1
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
20 Ed Tech Tools to Enhance Teaching and Learning in Your Classroom
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (Pacific Oaks College)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session is not for the faint of heart. We will sprint through 20 amazing ed tech platforms in 45 minutes. If you are itching to make your courses more engaging and want a rapid succession of amazing tech, then you belong in this session. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
5x5x5: Choosing Type (5), Method (5), and Audience (5) for Effective Video
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Sarah Bleakney (University of Florida)
Co-presenter: Staci Graff (University of Florida)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While we all acknowledge video content is necessary, producing effective videos can be challenging. Considerations such as cost, time or skill needed, and pedagogical goals can complicate video development. The 5x5x5 approach provides clear and structured guidance on identifying the type (5), method (5), and audience (5) for effective video.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
A New Tool for Online STEM Assessments
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Gavin Brown (Purdue University)
Co-presenter: Leah Miller (Purdue University - West Lafayette)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As STEM enrollments, grading burdens, and assessment integrity needs increase, an opportunity exists for a new product that helps address these concerns and aids instructors in creating high-quality assessments. Learn more about why we created a new tool for STEM assessments, featuring custom randomized problems that are auto-graded!


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
A Roadmap to Online Instructional Development: Well-Designed Goals and Objectives Make A Difference
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Just like face to face courses, successful online courses start with effective instructional planning for overall design and outcomes. This workshop will provide a hands-on experience on how to write goals and objectives in the three domains of learning (cognitive, affective, and psychomotor) for a subject specific online curriculum/course.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Academic Authenticity - Owlbot Style Preserving the Integrity of the Degree with Owlbot, OUR UNIVERSITY’s Webcrawler How One Online University Protects Assessments with Unique Web Patrol
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Amy Williams (WGU)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How one online university protects assessments with unique web patrol

This Discovery session explores the tool used to search for posts of copyrighted and proprietary material demonstrating innovative assessment security of test items. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Accelerate Assessment Validity by Avoiding Common Mistakes in Assessment Item Writing
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Eric Orton (Brigham Young University)
Co-presenter: Enoch Hunsaker (Brigham Young University - Online)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation, participants will discover common mistakes in writing assessment items that can interfere with the ability of the test to accurately measure student achievement of learning outcomes. They will also discuss and practice with corresponding best practices that will lead to better, more valid items.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Advising Online Graduate Students: It's More Than "What Class Comes Next?"
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Kristi Preisman (College of Saint Mary)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this online Ed.D. program, advising is more than, “What class comes next?” The Graduate Advising Space (GAS) offers traditional academic support along with a means of socializing as an Ed.D. student, and provides community with peers and faculty as cohort students progress through the program.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Beyond Twitter: Tools and Add-Ons to Enhance Your Online Personal Learning Network
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: John Solis (Baylor University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With advances in social media services that provide opportunities develop one’s skillsets, personal learning networks are an essential step toward deepening abilities.  PLNs build informal relationships between individuals with shared interests and desire for growth.  In this session, participants will explore digital tools that enhance PLNs and curate resources efficiently.


  • Discovery Session
  • HBCU
Discovery Session
Building Underrepresented Minority Women’s Self-Efficacy and Persistence Through STEM e-Mentor Training
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Katie Sharpe (University of Memphis)
Co-presenters: Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw (The University of Memphis), Jillian Wendt (University of District of Columbia)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The limited number of underrepresented minority women persisting in STEM degree programs and pursuing STEM careers is concerning. Exploring avenues like e-mentor training that can build women’s STEM self-efficacy and persistence is critical. Join us for a discussion of research-based components to consider when developing STEM e-mentor training programs.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Getting Someone Else to Do Your Coursework for You
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins (SmarterServices)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It is possible for someone other than the registered student to be the person actually doing the work – work for hire, helicopter parent, spouse, boy/girlfriend.  Learn about an emerging technology that uses facial recognition during the course, not just during a test, to validate learner identity and document attendance.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Micro Learning: Lesson Bursts with a Powerful Punch
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Molly Sheahan (American InterContinental University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Adult learners are busy!  Work, family, multiple classes, and a variety of other competing student priorities force educators to re-think how students consume classroom content.  Small digestible quantities are better suited for students’ busy lives.  We will discuss how AIU built the case, tested, and launched micro-learning at their Online campus.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
OPM 2.0: Considerations for Building OPM Partnerships and Ensuring Workforce Readiness for the Non-traditional Learner
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Vik Aurora (Focus EduVation)
Co-presenter: Joy Henrich (Rasmussen College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In today's global economy, corporations and higher education must come together to ensure students are workforce ready. Focus EduSolutions will be joined by two institutional partners to share insights into building successful OPM and workforce readiness initiatives – what worked, what didn’t, lessons learned, and how those lessons strengthened partnerships.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Soul, Authenticity and Compassion: Essential Ingredients in Designing Meaningful Learning Experiences
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Dana Grossman Leeman (Simmons University )
Co-presenter: James Altman (Jackrabbit Learning Experience)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What is the soul and how do we create courses for adult learners that connect with their souls and intellect? Regarding the learner with compassion and being ever mindful of their souls is our guiding principle for course design and teaching. We believe this is intrinsic to effective online education.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using Active Learning Methods for Innovation in the eLearning/Online Classrooms
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Heidi Watson-Held (Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Gray (The Pennsylvania State University College of HHD)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 14
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will discuss using active learning strategies for innovation in online learning that help faculty engage learners. These activities are based on ideas about how people learn and engage regardless of content discipline. Multiple strategies will be discussed in a very active conference session, be prepared not to sit for this session.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Utilizing ePortfolios as a Core Component of a Professional Practice Graduate Program
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Allison Sohanlal (McMaster University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 15
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In our child life graduate program, the use of e- portfolios is a core component of the learning journey.  As professional programs focus on applied learning, the ability to have one place to document how learning has occurred over time easily tracks skill acquisition and professional growth.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Creating, Supporting, and Scaling Quality Web Conference Teaching and Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Susan Goldstein (Harvard Division of Continuing Education)
Co-presenter: Michael Kilmurray (Harvard University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In the past ten years, Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education has scaled from 6 to over 500 courses taught via web conference annually.  Our students from around the world remain engaged while enrollments have increased. We’ll explain how through training and support, we maintain high satisfaction among faculty and students.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
What Students Want: Taking Instructional Design in Graduate Online Courses Beyond Best Practices, Principles, and Standards.
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jerzy / George Jura (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When our team started developing an online course template for a graduate professional program, we discovered that evidence-based principles, published standards, and best-practices were not enough: students wanted more. We set out to discover new ways to make our course design even more useable & more useful.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Shutting Down the Factory Model: Personalized Learning as a Paradigm Shift
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Anissa Lokey-Vega (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenter: Stephanee Stephens (Kennesaw State University) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will begin with a description of the state of personalized learning, definitions of personalized learning, and conceptual frameworks of schooling. Then tthe presenters will offer a collaborative activity for analyzing and sorting models of personalized learning including models that employ online learning in K-12 and higher education. Participants will develop a holistic perspective of personalized learning as a paradigm shift away from the factory model of schooling and be able to align models of personalized learning to their institutional missions.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Squashing the Myths About Accessibility/Usability in Distance Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Pontano (Northcentral University)
Co-presenter: Melany McNew (National Education Partners)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session we will walk through easy ways to ensure that online content is as accessible and usable as possible for all learners. The presentation will provide tips and techniques that anyone can use to apply to their course content to attain this.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Going Portable for QM Standard 7: How to help Faculty Embed Student Support Services into their Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Mitchell Farmer (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Co-presenter: David Becker (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

QM Standard 7 asks us to think about how students learn to access resources like accessibility support, technology help, and tutoring. See how  building portable, open access course resources can help faculty bring support services directly into the classroom - even if they are not pursuing QM certification.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
"Don't Go It Alone": OPM And Fee-For-Service Models
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Karina Kogan (EducationDynamics)
Co-presenter: JANE WHARTON-GONZALEZ (EducationDynamics)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Is your institution interested in growing online enrollment, but has limited resources? Determine which model is best for your school: An Online Program Manager or a Fee-For-Service agency. We’ll review the most popular forms of partnerships and service providers for determining the best fit for your institution.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 1
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Getting Personally Acquainted with Proper Self-captioning Skills for Today and Tomorrow
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Karen Tinsley-Kim (University of Central Florida
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Self-captioning can seem like a mysterious, unnerving experience. Yet, giving it a try may reduce hesitation and open UDL horizons previously unknown. Attendees will be guided to make a short “selfie” introduction video, upload it to their YouTube channel, and using their laptops, try self-captioning in Amara.org and/or YouTube.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Driving Better Learning Experiences With PlayPosit 3.0 -- Enhanced Content Digestion & Peer to Peer Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Sue Germer (PlayPosit)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

All questions are not created equal. Nor are all experiences. Come learn how to leverage PlayPosit 3.0 to support the development of higher order critical thinking skills via our multi-directionally interactive platform and new peer review functionalities.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Express Workshop
Show It Off! Showcase Your Artificial Intelligence
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lisa Burke (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota)
Co-presenters: Glori Hinck (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota), Katherina Pattit (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Tour an AI showcase and explore online resources you can use to create your own interactive AI display or course module.  Dive into ethical and moral dilemmas around AI applications as our team of a business ethics professor, instructional designer, and IT administrator guide you through this workshop.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 2
Concurrent Session 1
Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Socrative.com – Useful tool for Student Reflections? Yes or No? Debate!
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Georgette Gorman (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Reflection is an activity that can elevate a student’s thinking and increase retention of information. Adding time to reflect, to an already full class, can be difficult. Reflections, built in Socrative, a web 2.0 tool, can extend learning outside of the classroom (eLearning) and provides scalable analytics for assessment.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Digital Storytelling with the Right “Container” in Anatomy And Physiology = Success + 95% Reduction in Textbook Cost
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Cathy Bill (Columbus State Community College)
Co-presenters: Julie Posey (Columbus State Community College), Merideth Sellars (Columbus State Community College), Sharon Barnewall (Columbus State Community College)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Digital storytelling can powerfully convey difficult concepts.  However, individual assets can’t provide the entire story.  Combined with the right “container” and expert text and animation, these assets have been used successfully to teach A&P courses.  Our containers include ibooks and SoftChalk™, which both allow for interactive, multi-touch student experiences.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Living in the Wild, Wild West: How to Maintain Online Course Quality with Limited Cash and Criteria
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Julie Moore (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenters: Deborah Mixson-Brookshire (Kennesaw State University), Tamara Powell (Kennesaw State University), Stephen Bartlet (Kennesaw State University), Justin Cochran (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you ensure quality in online courses in the absence of a centralized quality assurance system? What are strategies and challenges in supporting faculty and students with limited institutional resources? Should institutions adopt centralized or decentralized standards and processes? This interactive session will tackle these questions and more.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Launching an Online Program Management Partnership
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jason Rhode (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Is your institution considering partnering with an online program management (OPM) provider? Learn from the experience of Northern Illinois University in choosing to partner with an OPM and steps taken to launch expanded online support services for promoting online education growth.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Weaving Interactive Storytelling into Instruction: Using Twine to Create a Personalized Learning Experience
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Marie Norman (University of Pittsburgh Institute for Clinical Research Education)
Co-presenters: Chelsea Proulx (University of Pittsburgh), Colleen Mayowski (University of Pittsburgh)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This fun, hands-on workshop will introduce participants to Twine, an open-source tool for creating interactive, non-linear, story-based learning experiences. Participants will see a range of examples of Twine activities, work collaboratively to turn a case study into a Twine story, and identify scenarios and decision-points for a Twine of their own. They will leave with tips and tricks for bringing their Twines to life.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Gamified Session
Gamified Session
Finding the Authentic Leader in You: Owning your Skills to Inspire, Engage, and Motivate the People Around You
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Co-presenters: Douglas Geier (Golden Gate University), Alexandra M. Pickett (Open SUNY), Andrew Shean (National University System )
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Whether you’re in a formal leadership role or you’re leading from where you are, being authentic is a requirement for success. Learn to value your strengths and find your flow in order to cultivate successful relationships. Join us for a lively discussion to unlock your authentic leadership potential.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Secret Ingredient is… Pedagogy! Gamifying Faculty Development with OLC’s Iron Chef
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Mariann Hawken (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Well-designed learning games present challenging problems and motivate players to collaborate with peers, take calculated risks, and reflect on the learning process. UMBC successfully adapted OLC’s Iron Chef conference activity for the last two years. Join us to learn about the game-based faculty development with a pedagogical twist.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Conquer Adobe-Phobia: Translate Existing Skills to Make Vector-Based Custom Icons, Graphics, & Animations in Illustrator
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ashley Law (Johns Hopkins University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will demonstrate Adobe Illustrator basics, advantages of vector images, and how anyone can design custom icons and graphics for their projects by translating existing skills. Attendees will gain an understanding of how vector images can be edited, combined, and branded to create a cohesive course design.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Australia 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
PSI Focus Group
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Australia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
New to Canvas LMS: Proctorio's Originality Verification & WebSweep Tools
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ian Bartczak (Proctorio)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Proctorio debuts two new product to it's Learning Integrity Platform: Plagiarism Detection & WebSweep.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Defining Quality Proctoring With Measurable Results & Improved Student Outcomes
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you know that your online proctoring solution is working? How do you define quality online proctoring? We define it as delivering positive, measurable results for partners and better outcomes for students. This session will explore the metrics that matter most in online proctoring and offer a sneak peek of real-time data available through our new exam reporting dashboard.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Sell It So They Buy It: Continuously Improving Faculty Buy-In to a Statewide Online Course Quality Initiative
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Michelle Franz (Seminole State College of Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Based on one state’s dual (college/university) system approach to designating “quality” online courses, this session will address practical needs of instructional designers vis-a-vis facilitating faculty adoption of and engagement with “continuous improvement” quality assurance efforts for online course design.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Gamified Session
Gamified Session
Murder on the Collaboration Express
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Rossana Quintana (FIU Online)
Co-presenters: Maikel Alendy (FIU Online), Lisa Boskovic (FIU Online)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Educators, trainers, and instructional designers are often at a loss when group work fails to engage students. Drawing inspiration from ways people naturally interact and learn from each other, the participants will actively discover examples that illustrate game-based and collaborative solutions for online/blended settings in this gamified murder-mystery session.

 
Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Quality Guidelines for Faculty Support of Online Teaching
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Swapna Kumar (University of Florida)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation focuses on quality indicators of institutional support services for faculty in online education. Based on a scoping review of existing international frameworks, benchmarks, and guidelines for quality in online learning, we will share quality indicators in four categories of faculty support with attendees and discuss their application in various contexts.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 2
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Ten Things You Can Do Today to Improve Web Accessibility to Include Those with Disabilities
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Cyndi Rowland (Utah State University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Everyone has a role in creating a digital world inclusive of all and accessible to those with disabilities. However, even when individuals make this commitment, they do not know what to do. This hands-on, BYOD, session will cover 10 things you can do today to improve accessibility of your web content.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Building Adaptive Coursework at Scale: Fostering Student Success through an Open Faculty Development Framework
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Joseph Lloyd (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Thomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida), Baiyun Chen (University of Central Florida), James Paradiso (University of Central Florida)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In an effort to improve student success in high-enrollment courses, the University of Central Florida has developed a faculty development program to support instructors who desire to build and deliver adaptive coursework. In this session, participants will learn about the program framework and how to implement it at their institutions.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
The DL Jedi Academy: Developing a Certified Online Training Program at Your Institution
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Daniel Hoppe (Horry-Georgetown Technical College)
Co-presenter: Alicia Ramberg (Horry-Georgetown Technical College)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session examines how one institution developed an in-house Certification Program for online “Jedi” faculty. The program provides instructors with advanced LMS training, overviews of best practices in teaching online, and consultations with instructional designers as the faculty develop their own online course and move away from “The Dark Side”!


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 2
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Create an Engaging Online Course on a Shoestring Budget
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Diana Willeman-Buckelew PhD (Radford University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When funds are limited for online course development, faculty may need to find innovate ways to create engaging courses that work within their budgets. In this session, see how tools that are free or costs less than $100 annually can be used to produce interactive, quality courses that get high marks from students.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Designing and Developing a Faculty Professional Development Program for Extended Reality in Higher Education
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Rohan Jowallah (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Luke Bennett (Clemson University), Linda S. Futch (University of Central Florida)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you want to know about a faculty development framework that focuses on equipping faculty to teach with extended reality (XR)? Or do you want to know more about some of the best practices for integrating XR into a course or lesson? Attend this interactive presentation for more information.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Developing and Delivering Varied Faculty Development Offerings to Enrich the Teaching Experience
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Stephen Carter (University of Florida)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

UFIT’s Center for Instructional Technology and Training has diversified our approach to delivering instructional development services, which allows us to better support the teaching and learning mission of our institution. Experience the planning process of development and learn how this has significantly increased our impact on educational experiences across campus.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Dialogue in a MOOCocracy: Examining Participants’ Posts in a Social Democratic Online Collaborative About Food Insecurity
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jamie Loizzo (University of Florida - Department of Agricultural Education and Communication)
Co-presenter: Nic Colgrove (University of Nebraska - Lincoln)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What if we facilitated dialogue in MOOCs in a whole new, more learner-centered, and engaging way? The MOOCocracy project is trying to do just that. Presenters will demonstrate a new attitude-focused discussion board and highlight participant experiences and posts from a recent pilot about food insecurity.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Digital Credentials - Exploring an Emerging Field
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jaclyn Goudie (Northwestern University / Kellogg School of Management)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session gives an overview of the current digital credentialing landscape. It then leads a thoughtful discussion with participants on identifying the driving forces of change behind this switch and how to leverage this new technology to help define the future of continueing education in the 21st century and beyond.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Facilitating Online Competency-based Education with Digital Badges and E-portfolios: Faculty Views on the Design and Implementation of a New Approach to Our Online Masters Program
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: William Watson (Purdue University)
Co-presenters: Sunnie Watson (Purdue University), Jennifer Richardson (Purdue University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This discussion session examines a competency-based version of an online masters program in instructional design that is facilitated through the use of digital badges, resulting in student e-portfolios which house earned badges. Program faculty will discuss with participants the design process and what benefits and challenges they perceive.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Flipping, Blending and Integrating: A Model for Accelerating Interdisciplinary Knowledge Integration in Higher Education
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Karen Schlumpf (George Washington University)
Co-presenter: Paige McDonald (The George Washington University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session introduces a flipped, blended and integrated model of learning design and delivery to accelerate knowledge integration based upon active and collaborative pedagogies. We examine students’ perceptions of integration across the three courses and their experiences with developing an integrated final project. We review lessons learned and best practices for enhancing the student experience through an integrated model.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Gamifying College Academic Writing Class—A Case Study
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Yingzhuo Quan (Purdue University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This case study shows how gamification tools are used in college academic writing class. The presenters will talk about some use cases in both online and face-to-face settings and explain how they improve teaching in a writing class. The audience will be invited to join us to experience some games. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Gen Z and the 4Cs: Creating Engaging Course Content for the Next Generation
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Stefanie Buckner (University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa)
Co-presenters: Robyn Hammontree (The University of Alabama), Tracy Hinton (University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Although we just wrapped our minds around what “millennial” means, a new generation is headed our way.  While a precise definition of Generation Z is hard to grasp, methods to engage Gen Z students are within reach.  Join us to discuss ways to develop course content for the next generation.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
How Connected Are You? Using Faculty Feedback to Increase Engagement of Part-Time Faculty
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Melinda Mull (Northcentral University - Arizona)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Ensuring part-time faculty are engaged and feel connected to their institution can be challenging. In this session, we will discuss strategies for increasing part-time faculty engagement centered on support, development, and collaboration, as well as the importance of using faculty feedback to further enhance engagement opportunities.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Migrating Face-to-face Competency-based Courses to an Online Format: Experiences Working with an Online Program Manager's Design Team
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Frank Baskind (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With the increase in the number of online programs in higher education, opportunities emerge for institutions to contract with online program managers to develop online courses in order to increase enrollment and revenues. Join us to discuss the experiences of faculty members engaged with an online program manager’s instructional design team and view examples of the revised courses. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Purposefully Using Media to Improve Educational Experience
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Shelleen Ockler (BYU Online)
Co-presenters: Kelli Ritter (BYU), Jessica Bryan (Brigham Young University - Main Campus (Provo))
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Media can be a great learning tool or a detriment and stumbling block. We will gather participant concerns about media usage, address the concerns, and share examples of good media usage on various budgets.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Role of Assessment Software in Student Retention and Success in Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Shanta Goswami Varma (Auburn University at Montgomery)
Co-presenter: Carolyn Rawl (Auburn University Montgomery)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Although more students are enrolling for online courses, they are also dropping from these courses at a higher rate. This presentation will focus on some of the pre-course assessment tools, techniques and findings implemented in Auburn University at Montgomery online courses that has helped with student success and retention.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Scripting Success: A Comprehensive Protocol for Developing Engaging Multimedia
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Susan Caldwell (Longwood Gardens)
Co-presenter: Matthew Ross (Longwood Gardens)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 14
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Use of multimedia is one of the most relevant means of engaging with students, yet presents the challenge of conveying information in a concise and accessible format.  Focusing on script writing for video and narration, this case study outlines production practices that yield high quality instructional multimedia. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
“You Can't Teach THAT Online”: Blended Learning Strategies for Health Professional Education Programs
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Allison Sohanlal (McMaster University)
Co-presenter: Sarah Patterson (McMaster University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 15
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will explore common misconceptions of online learning relevant to health professions education.  The presenters will feature examples of engaging, interactive blended and online learning designs that help students apply theory to practice to prepare them for working in the healthcare environment.  


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Changing Minds and Brains: Applying Neuro, Cognitive, and Learning Sciences to Online Course Design
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Elena P. Garofoli (Boston University)
Co-presenter: Ye Liu (Boston University - Office of Distance Education) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Neuro, cognitive, and learning sciences research has validated human learning principles and dispelled neuromyths to help educators create optimal learning experiences. This presentation will demonstrate how the presenters incorporated suggestions from this research into their scalable course design process, based on an instructional designer/faculty partnership model.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Designing Engaging Community-Based Courses with Blended and Flipped Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Matthew Vick (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Moving college classes into community spaces provides benefits in terms of learning practical knowledge and learning professional dispositions.  Effectively utilize flipped classroom strategies and blended course design by categorizing learning outcomes by identifying if they need to be learned in a specific order and their relation to practical experiences.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Implementing a Comprehensive Learner Record to Capture Student Success and Achievements
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Sherri Braxton (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Co-presenter: Thomas Penniston (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation shares the strategies and processes used in the University System of Maryland and, more specifically, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to participate in a Lumina-funded national project to develop pilots for the Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) in partnership with the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) and NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education).


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
WGU: Guardian Ninjas of Student Success & Integrity
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Maureen O'Brien (WGU)
Co-presenters: Michelle Jungbauer (WGU), Amy Williams (WGU), Crystal Poulos (Western Governors University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

WGU creates innovative paths with technology and student support that has never been seen.  The panel will engage attendees with tools such as customized online proctored testing and a secure webcrawler to locate assessment items.  Participants will find hidden evidence of plagiarism and collaborate to build a culture of integrity.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Developing Faculty Experts: Starting with Course Reviews
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: La Tonya Dyer (Johns Hopkins University)
Co-presenter: Audrey Cutler (Towson University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A collaborative peer review program for online courses can cultivate expertise across campus and support a culture of quality online teaching. Learn to utilize a collaborative course review program as a source of professional development and to promote faculty leadership. Program structure, scalability, incentives, and recruitment strategies will be discussed.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Overcoming Data Science Faculty Shortage Via Curricular Partnerships
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Peter Bruce (The Institute for Statistics Education at Statistics.com)
Co-presenter: Jeffrey Harmon (Thomas Edison State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Data science is increasingly applied to interdisciplinary degrees and majors. Teaching these skills can be difficult when the talent is scarce. One solution is curricular partnerships that include expert instructors, SME’s, and TA’s.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 2
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Practical Tools: Active Learning Strategies to Improve Online Learner Engagement and Retention
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Active learning as a teaching method has become popular. This workshop will teach how to craft highly organized dynamic instruction in order to capture and hold the learners' attention using four innovative practical tools (Yammer, Kahoot, Nearpod, and Zoom) that can be employed in various online or blended course environments. 


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Accelerate Accessibility and Engagement with CourseArc
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Stacey Murphy (CourseArc)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come learn how CourseArc allows the easy creation of engaging and WCAG 2.1 AA compliant content and assessments.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1
Concurrent Session 2
Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 2
Concurrent Session 2
Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Adopting and Implementing Evidence-based Teaching Strategies Online
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Doug Holton (Florida Polytechnic University)
Co-presenters: Rose Tran (Valencia College), Jo Smith (Valencia College), Alex Penn (Valencia College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will discuss how to implement and spread the adoption of specific evidence-based teaching strategies in courses utilizing an LMS.  Evidence-based teaching strategies are backed by research studies indicating their effectiveness at improving student learning, engagement, attitudes, or other factors related to academic success.  


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Unlocked Boxes: Virtual Escape Rooms for Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Beth Ritter-Guth (Northampton Community College)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In the past, creating games for online courses was a challenge if an instructional designer or faculty member did not have programming experience. Escape Rooms are a new trend in the physical classroom.  Can they be used online? In this interactive session, participants will explore the topic and begin planning their own digital escape rooms!


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Waltz Across the Texas OER Landscape
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Judith Sebesta (Digital Higher Education Consortium of Texas )
Track: Research
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

“Waltz across Texas with Me!” This session provides an interactive overview of statewide research on OER adoption and use at Texas institutions of higher education. Attendees will participate in some Texas trivia to set the landscape and will also have the opportunity to share initiatives in their own states. 

 


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Asia 3
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Institute for Professional Development Meet-up
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Atlantic Hall
  • OLC Session
Other
Networking Coffee Break (Wed PM)
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Exhibit Hall (Atlantic Hall) for our first official networking coffee break of the conference.  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.  Check out the Technology Test Kitchen, bring a colleague to our Speed Networking Lounge, or meet with our conference exhibitors and start getting your cards stamped by them in order to win prizes!


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
  • OLC Session
Other
IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy) Drop-In (Wed PM)
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The IDEA Drop-ins serve as an opportunity to share your thoughts/impressions/comments about our IDEA efforts in order to make OLC conferences and events more inclusive and diverse.  Come chat with IDEA committee members at our station, found in close proximity to the Speed Networking Lounge (Atlantic Exhibit Hall) during each networking coffee break.  Share your thoughts on ideas to help us continue to transform the conference experience.

  • Wednesday, 3:00pm-3:45pm
  • Thursday, 10:30am-11:15am
  • Thursday, 2:00pm-3:00pm

 


  • OLC Session
Other
Speed Networking Lounge - Networking Break: Virtual Networking - Pedagome Virtual Campfire
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Pedago.me: A digital campfire for learning experience designers to gather around

Expand your network!  Pop into our virtual breakout rooms and network with other virtual attendees. There will be fun conversations and a prize will be given away!

Pedagome is a grassroots community of learning experience, elearning and instructional designers (among many other emerging job titles). We welcome new members to join up and share in the group’s collective knowledge and experience, as well as network, gain insights into the field, and have some fun along the way. Sound like your kind of place? Join us for a Virtual Campfire to learn more about our community and find out more about how to join the Pedagome Slack group.

Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/784036345

Co-hosts: La Dawna Minnis, Susannah Simmons, Lainie Hoffman


  • OLC Session
Other
Speed Networking Lounge - Networking Break: Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA)
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Stop by the Speed Networking Lounge (Atlantic Exhibit Hall) during the afternoon networking coffee break for special treats and fun activities. This session will have a table designated for those who are interested in topics around inclusion, diversity, equity, and advocacy). Bring your Passport and complete the activities listed to win prizes. Because how often do you have the chance to network with amazing people AND win awesome things? 


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
From Misery to Mastery: Supporting Adult Online Learners Experiencing Math Anxiety in Quantitative Business Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Susan Darlington (Gwynedd Mercy University)
Co-presenter: Jill Winnington (Gwynedd-Mercy University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 Many adult learners suffer from math anxiety, which affects their performance in quantitative business coursework.  Our study suggests that using supplemental instruction delivered in a servant leadership instructional style significantly reduces math anxiety.  Learn about the instructional techniques, ideas, and methods used to reduce math anxiety in the online modality.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Microsoft Teams Around the World: Collaborative Learning through the Cloud
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Sherry Maggin (United States Military Academy)
Co-presenter: Ricardo Fregoso (United States Military Academy)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Digital platforms transform the classroom into a blended learning environment. How do we choose what web 2.0 tools works best for blended learning? Join us for a discussion of Microsoft Teams, which offers a unique alternative to traditional LMS platforms for expanding our classroom beyond its four walls!


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Community College Conversations: An Unconference Session on Access, Equity, and Quality at the Community Colleges
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Kate Jordahl (CCC California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI))
Co-presenters: Michael Torrence (Motlow State Community College), Kevin Kelly (San Francisco State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online Education at the community colleges has many unique issues and opportunities. Come to the 'unconference' session to participate in a discussion about this segment where access, student success, equity, and innovation are changing and transforming lives daily.  


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
Gamified Session
STRIKE! STRIKE! STRIKE! What do we want? Gamification in Blended Learning! When do we want it? Now!
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Claire Sparklin (Washtenaw Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It’s 1913. STRIKE has been declared for safe factory conditions. Can your faction win the game? Will you survive? Attend this gamified session to experience why blended students are addicted to this multi-disciplinary game that demands analysis, evaluation and creativity. Explore online gameplay, collaboration tools and adaptations for YOUR classes! 


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Multitasking Students, Metacognition, and Memory: Lessons from the Attention Matters! Project
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Michelle Miller (Northern Arizona University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What do you know about attention – and what do your students know? This session presents findings from Attention Matters!, a project aimed at developing student metacognition. Participants will test their knowledge of attention and memory, challenge common misconceptions, and formulate plans for applying these concepts at their own institutions.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 3
  • Technology Test Kitchen
  • OLC Session
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Demo Series: Strategies for Designing Supportive and Equitable Environments
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, Technology Test Kitchen Master Chefs will facilitate an active, high-engagement session around Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy (IDEA) and specifically the ways in which we create supportive environments, where we regularly attend to learner needs and consistently share resources. Together you will explore what it looks like or might look like to facilitate learning environments that promote regular, but responsive, engagement, which critically considers the needs, preferences, and desires of all members of the learning community. As a participant you will leave with practical and implementable resources to bring into their own learning environments.

Note:  This session will be held in the Technology Test Kitchen, located in the back of the Atlantic Exhibit Hall


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Australia 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Canvas Focus Group
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Australia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn How Instructure Combines the Power of Portfolium and Canvas

Join the Instructure team to learn how your institution can leverage these two powerful tools that are now seamlessly integrated for the success of your students and institutions.

All are welcome to attend this open focus group.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Beyond Graduation: Overcoming Obstacles To Reach Academic Success And Employment Expectations
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Beiting-Lipps (Cengage)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students often face challenges on the road to graduation and employment. While support resources are out there, not every student will utilize them. In this session, we explore these roadblocks and discuss ways students can overcome them with Cengage Unlimited and its new online College Success and Career Center’s resources.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
PSI Remote Proctoring: The Ideal Blend Of Experience And Technology
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

PSI is pioneering intelligent online proctoring solutions especially equipped for today’s changing educational landscape. Our innovative, multi-modal platforms enable learning institutions to provide convenient, responsive, and secure remote proctoring services in a non-intrusive and easy-to-use solution.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Creating Escape Room Activities For Traditional And Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Valerie Nelson (Department of Defense/University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC))
Co-presenters: Jalisa Monroe (University of Maryland - Baltimore County), Jason Crea (University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC))
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will explore several types of escape room activities for active learning, review a framework for designing an instructional escape room, design an in-class escape room activity, and discuss ways to incorporate them into a Learning Management System to supplement instruction and assess learning.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Creating Authentic Online Learning Experiences through Personal Learning Networks
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College)
Co-presenters: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Monica Simonsen (University of Kansas), Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Educators often struggle with creating meaningful peer-to-peer learning for online students. Findings regarding developing and implementing peer-based learning networks in online/hybrid programs will be presented. Experiential themes provide a model for developing PLNs in hybrid/online programming. Attendees will reflect on ways to create PLNs at their institutions.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Adaptive Learning Predictive Analytics: Two Domains
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Connie Johnson (Colorado Technical University), Colm Howlin (Realizeit)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We present results of our collaborative research comparing the efficacy of two possible predictive analytics domains using data inherent in an adaptive learning platform.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Blending Flipgrid 3 Ways Across Advanced Nursing Education Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Kevin Tressler (University of Virginia - School of Nursing)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What ingredients mix together to make great blended learning experiences? Expensive equipment? Tech-savvy faculty? Discover how blending Flipgrid into three different graduate nursing education courses has freely and easily increased student interaction while providing risk-free opportunities for digital communication practice.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Focus on the Continuous Improvement Process: Blended Faculty Development in Adapting and Authoring Open Content in the Affordable Course Transformation
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Sara Davis (Pennsylvania State Univ)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the planning, execution, evaluation, and the continuous improvement process of the Affordable Course Transformation, a blended faculty development program on adaption and authoring of open education resources.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
So... Tell Me What You Think: Formative Feedback through Peer Observation of Online Courses and Teaching
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Diane Hamilton (SUNY - University at Albany)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn to exchange valuable formative feedback through peer observation of online courses. Explore the benefits and challenges of peer observation in an online course, then engage in small group activities to consider the implications for process and to determine a substantive focus for the observation.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 3
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Beginner’s Guide to Low-cost, High-impact Immersive Strategies in Higher Ed
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Maikel Alendy (FIU Online)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Virtual reality offers a promising new strategy for teaching and learning, engaging learners in a realistic and 360-degree environment. However, while the instructional possibilities are extraordinary, there have been two major challenges facing most classrooms; technology cost and instructional relevance. During this session, attendees will explore innovative VR assignments for online and in-person courses and discover how to create effective and engaging VR assignments on a public institution budget.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Best Practices for Developing Online Videos for Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Mellissa Youngman (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Co-presenters: Tracy Magin (Rochester Institute of Technology), Mark Pfuntner (RIT / NTID), Kelly Metz Davis (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discovery Session to showcase best practices for developing accessible online videos for individuals who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. These best practices are beneficial for diverse audiences including English as Second Language learners.  Experienced faculty from a well-known college that serves Deaf/Hard of Hearing students will share their strategies and experiences.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Character Strengths and Ethics in Online Higher Education Faculty
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Justina Or (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Scott Greenberger (Grand Canyon University-Phoenix)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As online programs in higher education gain popularity, the ethical considerations of educational practices become an important element to instruction. The unique character strengths of faculty enable them to act as ethical exemplars. Character strengths and ethical practices will be the focus of this interactive presentation. Join us!


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
College Rankings for the Online Community: Advancing and Defining the Next Rankings Model
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Quinn Tomlin (BestColleges)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Snider (BestColleges)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

College rankings remain a ubiquitous but controversial presence in the education marketplace. As the demand for online learning continues to rise, there is an opportunity to redefine college rankings to better benefit both students and schools. Join us for a collaborative discussion on the next generation of rankings.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
DL & Group Work: How to Address Problematic Student Behaviors
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Kelly Dardis (Walden University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The mention of group work in DL environments can evoke feelings of resistance in students and educators alike. The presenter will explore the differences between normal anxiety and more persistent behavior concerns and how-to manage both.  Unpack a tool box of behavior management skills, best practices, sample rubrics to measure professional behaviors, and more. Leave with strong skills that foster professional growth for all students.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Don’t Get Lost! Journey through Online Course Development with Help from the Online Course Mapping Guide
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: April Cha (University of California)
Co-presenter: Brent Hartley (University of California)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Online Course Mapping Guide is an ongoing project that aims to provide faculty and instructors with a resource for online course development, beginning with a curriculum analysis and resulting in a course map that displays the alignment of all components of a course.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Eight Course Design Factors for Student Success: A Gamified Conversation
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Tamara Powell (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this gamified conversation, we will talk about eight online course design factors for student success: 

  1. OERs
  2. Instructor Expertise and Presence
  3. No Stakes and Low Stakes Assessments
  4. Clear Organization
  5. Instructions for Success
  6. Design with ADA in Mind
  7.  Instructor Work/Life Balance
  8.  Student Feedback

  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Engaging STEM Learners with Peer Instruction
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Porter (University of Texas at Austin - OnRamps)
Co-presenters: Elyse Zimmer (University of Texas at Austin), Jason Dowd (University of Texas at Austin (The))
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will experience, learn, and practice Peer Instruction, a research-based pedagogy that promotes active engagement and student-centered learning through technology integration. After experiencing PI using an interactive student response tool, participants will reflect on how this pedagogy could be used within the context of their own classrooms. 

 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Foster Instructor-Learner Relationships through Module Introduction Videos
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Tiffany Forrest (Florida International University )
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Often, elearners feel a disconnect from instructors, because the screen presents a physical and metaphorical barrier to establishing a real connection. My goal was personalizing that barrier by having the instructor incorporate a three to five minute video into each module, introducing the objectives, course content, and expectations.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Lessons Learned from Flipping a Nutrition Education Service-Learning Course
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jessica White (North Carolina State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will describe the lessons learned from a project where an instructional designer and faculty member flipped a service-learning course for nutrition educators.  Seven online modules were developed and implemented in the Spring 2019 course. Student feedback was obtained and used to make revisions.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Student Perceptions of VR-inspired Immersive Learning Experiences
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: William Egan (Penn State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will explore collected feedback and data on learning experiences with immersive content and VR technology from a student perspective. In evaluating these perceptions, We will address a perceived gap in current research and discuss the value that this information has for future innovations for VR in online learning.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Student Success Coaching to Support Retention of Online Students
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jaimie Hoffman (Noodle Partners)
Co-presenters: Dustin Ramsdell (Noodle Partners), Julie Sara Boyd (American University School of Education)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come learn how to create a proactive, purposeful, and outcomes-based student success coaching program for online students. This model has been deployed at over 15 campuses and has helped to foster strong retention and student satisfaction results. Join us to learn more and share your strategies for success.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Tapping Talent and Leveraging Leadership: Home-growing a Mentorship Program for Building Capacity in a University's Online Organization
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Laurence Boggess (Penn State World Campus)
Co-presenter: Michelle Miller (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A university with a mature online organization creates a mentorship program pairing early to mid-career professionals with higher level, experienced staff mentors to foster professional development and career growth. The session discusses purpose, program design, mission, implementation, and evaluation of the Mentor/Mentee program.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using a Mixed-Methods Approach to Understand What Students Expect From Their Online Education: Why it Matters
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Beverly Dabney (University of Michigan-Flint)
Co-presenter: Mary Linton (University of Michigan-Flint)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 15
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using a SERVQUAL tool modified for the online learning environment, we conducted mixed-methods study to explore student expectations of online education, student perceived service, gaps in service quality, and faculty perceptions of student expectations. We present the results, research methods for replication, and why gathering this type of data matters.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Activate the Active Learning-Flip with Confidence and Elegance
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Bei Zhang (University of Vermont)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To motivate students to do the work outside the classroom has been a constant challenge when flipping a course.  In this session, the presenter will showcase how to flip a laboratory science course effectively by weaving active learning with the combined use of several web tools and technologies.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Online Learners Want Community: But, Are We REALLY Giving it to Them?
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Farah Vallera (Lehigh University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students working in online environments often feel disconnected from the community, and adult students desire connection a great deal. In this presentation, hear and see what adult online learners have to say about many of the common tools instructors and designers use to engage them in community-building and engaging experiences. 


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Shifting the Course Development Paradigm
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Mitch Kase (LIM College)
Co-presenter: Lisa Springer (LIM College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Course design directly influences the level of engagement between faculty and students. Unlike traditional development, online course development requires the participation of instructional support staff. This session explores how the Provost of LIM College shifted the online course development model and thereby achieved greater faculty and student engagement.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Promise of Adaptive Learning to Create Equity at Scale
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities)
Co-presenters: Peter van Leusen (Arizona State University), Eric Bing (College of Health Care Professions (CHCP)), Scott Jaschik (Inside Higher Ed), LaShana Stokes (Harrisburg Community College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A moderated panel of administrators from key institutions across the country will share their stories of transformation. They will explain how they have been able to create equity at scale by blending intelligent adaptive learning systems with new methods of teaching.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Fostering a Community of Support Inside and Outside the Virtual Classroom
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Sharon Goldstein (Berkeley College - Online)
Co-presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are your online students receiving the support they need both inside and outside the classroom, to insure success? Join Angela Gibson and Sharon Goldstein (Berkeley College) as we spotlight and explore various ways to bolster virtual support.   Leave with a portfolio of ideas you can implement immediately!

 
Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Online Teaching Assistant's improve Student Outcomes & ROI
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Peter Bruce (The Institute for Statistics Education at Statistics.com)
Co-presenter: Amogh Chaphalkar (UpThink)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How the Institute for Statistics Education has effectively used TA’s to deliver a quality curriculum in data science at low cost.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Assessing the Effectiveness of Echo360 on Second Language Instruction: A Phenomenological Study of a Blended Introductory Chinese Course
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Xinyi Tan (Coastal Carolina University)
Co-presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning)
Track: Research
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, participants will learn about the effectiveness of Echo360 (an online active learning and lecture capture platform) for enhancing students’ learning outcomes in a hybrid format introductory Mandarin Chinese course. Join us in a lively discussion on students’ experiences with the technology based on the results from a phenomenological study.

 


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Authentic Conversations Turn “Discussions” Into Communities
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Brian Verdine (Yellowdig)
Co-presenter: Tyler Rohrbaugh (Yellowdig)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online “discussions” often spur little conversation or community building. Proper incentives can easily drive actual conversations that are unencumbered by traditional “discussion” assignments. This presentation will focus on data from Yellowdig showing that conversations are essential for community health and, in turn, improve engagement, retention, satisfaction, and learning outcomes.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Education Session
Mining for Achievement Using Student Performance And End-Of Course Data: A Multicovariate Analysis of 60,000 Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Barbara Zorn-Arnold (Ashford University)
Co-presenter: Adam Selhorst (Ashford University)
Track: Research
Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our study on student achievement revealed that student grades, course progression, and end-of-course ratings are correlated and significantly higher for full-time rather than part-time faculty. After statistically controlling for grade bias, we found that students place a high value on faculty participation, fostering critical thinking, expertise, high expectations, and constructive feedback.  


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere 2
Concurrent Session 3
Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Building Quality Into Your Online Program
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenter: Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you know if you have a quality online learning program? What steps do you need to take to create an effective environment?  If you don’t know the answers to these questions, do you know where you can go for help? In 2018, OLC released the latest update to the Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs. In this session, you will learn how this scorecard can help you understand what steps you need to take to build quality into your program through the use of current best practices.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
AI for Higher Education - A Model for Innovation
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Brad Zdenek (Penn State University - Nittany AI Alliance)
Co-presenter: Daren Coudriet (Penn State Nittany AI Alliance)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Artificial Intelligence enables new and powerful tools with the potential to positively impact the student experience. During this session, leaders from Penn State’s Nittany AI Alliance will describe their innovation series and highlight tested strategies to spark and sustain Ai innovation, engage a diverse university community, and work hand-in-hand with industry.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Growing an Adaptive Initiative: A Path Rooted in Faculty Culture and Design Thinking
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kevin Berg (Portland State University)
Co-presenters: Johannes De Gruyter (Portland State University), Misty Hamideh (Portland State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Having trouble planting the seeds of adaptive at your university?  Try out an adaptive module, then learn about how we are engaging with faculty to weed out challenges in their courses. We’ll discuss our design approach and share ideas about how to grow an organic adaptive initiative at your university!

 
Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 3:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
  • OLC Session
Other
Speed Networking Lounge - Open Lounge (Wed PM)
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
Session Duration: 3hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Come enjoy a reflective space while you recharge your brain (and maybe even recharge your devices). We’ll have a puzzle table, games, and activities to work on while you chat. Additionally, we’ll have interactive walls with prompts that you can reflect on, including a place to leave questions that other participants can help you answer.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Pacific Hall
  • Keynote Address
Keynote Address
Using Data-Informed Decisions to Drive Student Success in Higher Education and Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Talithia Williams (Harvey Mudd College)
Track: N/A
Location: Pacific Hall
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Dr. Williams' presentation recording will be available to view until February 20, 2020 (per her contractual agreement). After that date, the recording will be removed. 

Colleges and universities are increasingly employing data analytics and online learning to leverage student success. Administrators, staff, and faculty frequently make tough decisions that can have an incredible impact on our student’s lives. But, what data should our campus community have access to in order to transform learning? And how can data be used effectively to shape the student experience, whether at community colleges, private liberal arts, public or research universities? As the higher education and online learning community evolve, we can shift our culture to better meet the needs of our students by incorporating data-driven strategies for success.


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Atlantic Hall
  • Evening Event
  • OLC Session
Evening Event
OLC Accelerate Welcome Reception
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Immediately following the Keynote Address, join your fellow conference attendees in the Exhibit Hall (Atlantic Hall) for networking and to visit with our sponsors and exhibitors. Refreshments will be served; don’t forget your complimentary drink ticket!  Come help us celebrate the 25th anniversary of OLC's annual fall conference!

 


Wednesday November 20, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
  • Technology Test Kitchen
  • OLC Session
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Open House and Mini Escape Room Challenge
Date: Wednesday, November 20th
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

TTK

Through a series of themed, interactive stations (each with their own set of fun challenges and tasks), the Technology Test Kitchen invites participants to embark on a “Choose Your Own Adventure”-styled learning journey. Expect to be wowed by multiple pedagogical approaches, new and interesting ways to engage with educational technologies, and ‘out of this world’ opportunities for prizes! Whether you’re new to the OLC, new to thinking about technology, or someone who has returned for yet another year or simply a new venue to explore with others, this low-stakes, fun, playful, and collaborative space is for you.

Mini Escape Room

In the spirit of the Technology Test Kitchen, the OLC Mini Escape Room will allow conference participants a fun and unique space to not only engage with a variety of educational technologies, but do so in a themed, challenge-based environment with others. Challenges might include finding a hidden code within a database to unlock a presentation or navigating through a virtual or augmented reality to receive your next clue. That said, they will all be fun, practical, and representative of the types of teaching and learning challenges that educators face in their day-to-day lives.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Asia 1
  • OLC Session
Other
Slow Flow Yoga With Janet (Thurs AM)
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: N/A
Location: Asia 1
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 bottled needed.

Note:  OLC Accelerate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC and the WDW Swan & Dolphin Resort may not be held liable.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Asia 5
Other
Functional Fitness with Jesse (Thurs AM)
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Jesse Pagel (CrossFit Citrine)
Track: N/A
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Looking to infuse high intensity and functional fitness movements into the start of your conference day?  Join Jesse Pagel, CrossFit Level 1 coach, for a 1-hour morning workout!  Scaling and modifications are available to accommodate all fitness levels. Please wear workout clothing and workout shoes. Be sure to bring a water bottle and come ready to move!  Attendees will be asked to sign a waiver before participating.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Europe 2
Other
Meditation & Mindfulness (Thurs am)
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Sanctuary for some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice some self-care as we turn our focus inward for a short while. Mindfulness has been defined as a practice of “bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment” (Baer, 2003). Join Clark Shah-Nelson for some guided mindful meditations. These sessions will be geared toward centering ourselves on breath, sensations and higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Accelerate in a healthy and present way together.

Baer, R. A. (2003). Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical psychology: Science and practice, 10(2), 125-143.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Pacific Hall
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Community Breakfast
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Pacific Hall
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

All attendees are invited to start the day with a fun breakfast gathering. Join your colleagues, meet new friends, and learn how you can get more deeply involved with the OLC community. Kick off your morning with a quick OLC trivia game and a chance to win prizes.  Come help us celebrate the 25th year of OLC's annual fall conference - OLC Accelerate!


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
  • OLC Session
Other
Speed Networking Lounge - Open Lounge (Thurs)
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Come enjoy a reflective space while you recharge your brain (and maybe even recharge your devices). We’ll have a puzzle table, games, and activities to work on while you chat. Additionally, we’ll have interactive walls with prompts that you can reflect on, including a place to leave questions that other participants can help you answer.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
  • Technology Test Kitchen
  • OLC Session
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Open House and Mini Escape Room Challenge
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 6hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

TTK

Through a series of themed, interactive stations (each with their own set of fun challenges and tasks), the Technology Test Kitchen invites participants to embark on a “Choose Your Own Adventure”-styled learning journey. Expect to be wowed by multiple pedagogical approaches, new and interesting ways to engage with educational technologies, and ‘out of this world’ opportunities for prizes! Whether you’re new to the OLC, new to thinking about technology, or someone who has returned for yet another year or simply a new venue to explore with others, this low-stakes, fun, playful, and collaborative space is for you.

Mini Escape Room

In the spirit of the Technology Test Kitchen, the OLC Mini Escape Room will allow conference participants a fun and unique space to not only engage with a variety of educational technologies, but do so in a themed, challenge-based environment with others. Challenges might include finding a hidden code within a database to unlock a presentation or navigating through a virtual or augmented reality to receive your next clue. That said, they will all be fun, practical, and representative of the types of teaching and learning challenges that educators face in their day-to-day lives.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Top 10 Authentic Learning Assessments & Activities for Online
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Peggy Moore (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Co-presenters: Analisa McMillan (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Kimberly Michael (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Help students make the connection between the knowledge taught in class and real-world issues, experiments, applications, and problems by designing and incorporating authentic learning in your online classroom.  This active engagement session paints a picture of what authentic learning looks like in the online environment, design elements, and ways to effectively incorporate this strategy into your teaching.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
What Do Online Students Want? Student Perceptions of a Quality Online Course
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Yingjie Liu (San Jose State University)
Co-presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There is a gap among the instructors, the Instructional Designers, and the learners’ perceptions of a quality online course, especially when considering the minimum or essential elements to a quality online course that students actually appreciate. This study presents the results of a survey on the key elements to a quality online course from students’ perspectives.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Demystifying AI for Higher Education – A Framework for Innovation
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Brad Zdenek (Penn State University - Nittany AI Alliance)
Co-presenter: Daren Coudriet (Penn State Nittany AI Alliance)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this workshop, leaders from the Nittany AI Alliance will share a framework for both identifying and evaluating opportunities in the Higher Education context for applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in pursuit of an improved student experience. Additionally, they will provide an overview of AI/ML, what it can offer the higher education industry, and why AI/ML is emerging as a massive opportunity in Higher Education.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Creating an Engaging Online Course Using Virtual Reality and 360° Video
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Trena Houp (University of South Carolina)
Co-presenters: Rob Grookett (University of South Carolina), Karen Edwards (University of South Carolina)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will discuss how the Office of Distributed Learning is working with faculty to create engaging immersive teaching environments in online courses using virtual reality and 360° video.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Accelerating Discussions: Engaging Learners in Critical Thinking and Building Learning Community in an Online Course
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Eric Orton (Brigham Young University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation examines innovative ways asynchronous discussions are used in two online courses to enhance connection to a learning community and engage students in critical thinking and application of course content. Using both qualitative and quantitative data, it will demonstrate improvement over previous uses of discussion boards in these courses.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
10 Tips to Make Your Education Videos More Professional
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Rachel Valerio (Miami University - Oxford)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An experienced video producer will share 10 key ways to make your education videos look and sound professional. We will cover topics ranging from audio and framing to delivery and storytelling. You will analyze these tips and discover how they can be applied within your own context.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 4
  • Technology Test Kitchen
  • OLC Session
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Demo Series: Beyond Grading — The Nuances of Assessment
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, Technology Test Kitchen Master Chefs will facilitate an active, high-engagement session around assessment and specifically the ways in which we create supportive environments, where we regularly attend to learner needs and consistently share resources. Together you will explore what it looks like or might look like to transparently recognize oppressive structures and work towards more equitable learning environments. You will also dwell on the importance of anti-oppressive pedagogical orientations and examine and develop strategies for coming to know, recognizing, and valuing multiple identities. As a participant you will leave with practical and implementable resources to bring into their own learning environments.

Note:  This session will be held in the Technology Test Kitchen, located in the back of the Atlantic Exhibit Hall.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Australia 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Future-Proof Your Learning Infrastructure: Building An Architectural Foundation For A Next-Generation Learning Enterprise
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Nachiket Paratkar (LearningMate)
Co-presenters: Chris Cardona (LearningMate Solutions), Robin Johnston (Nexford University)
Track: N/A
Location: Australia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join LearningMate in a conversation about redesigning the online teaching and learning infrastructure to optimize content management and maximize program development.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • OLC Session
Other
Talk-About (Thurs)
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A healthy opportunity for exchanging big ideas on the move, networking with colleagues, all while absorbing some much needed Orlando sunshine. Join OLC Field Guides for a daily escape and themed discussion (see below) as we look to take a break from traditional sessions and collectively exercise our bodies and minds.

Talk-abouts will departs daily (9:00 AM on Wednesday, 8:45am Thursday, & 9:45 AM on Friday) from the Field Guide Station, Dolphin Convention Foyer (near registration).

*Note: Talk-abouts are inclusive to all! We will offer long and shorter walks (with accessibility needs in mind) in an attempt to accommodate as many folks as possible.

Themes for Thursday coming soon!


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
How To Support Active and Micro Learning In Any Classroom
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Tom Irons (Mediasite)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join Tom Irons of Mediasite as he tells you what you need in a video platform to support active and micro learning in any classroom. 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Engineering Achievements For First-Gen Students
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Jason Gilbert (Canvas by Instructure)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Helping first generation students reach their academic goals can be as rewarding as it is challenging. This session will explore tools, techniques, and tips that can set the stage for improved performance


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Using Design Thinking for Educational Technology Integration
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Joanne Kehoe (McMaster University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop uses a design-thinking approach to selecting and using technologies so you can create learning activities that support, extend, and enrich learning experiences. Participants will be given an overview of the design thinking process, articulate a learner-centered challenge and explore tools and technologies that may help address this challenge.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Learning from Experience: Effective Approaches for Implementing Client-Based Projects in Blended and Online Classrooms
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Steven Goss (Teachers College - Columbia University)
Co-presenter: Paul Acquaro (New York University / FOM Hochschule Berlin)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, the presenters will demonstrate how they used action research methods to design a curriculum for student-developed digital projects that could be implemented for real business needs. The presenters will introduce a framework for facilitating client-based projects in blended and online courses.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere C
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Online Course Taking and Student Success
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation reports on research which investigated relationships between online course taking and four student success outcomes -- course withdrawals, GPA, retention, completion – for 719,070 bachelor degree, associate degree and certificate seeking students enrolled at institutions throughout the US with a particular focus on minorities and Pell recipients.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Exploring the Evolution of Social Presence through Technology: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (Pacific Oaks College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many advances in technology have provided us with unique opportunities to engage students and connect them in meaningful ways to their peers and the course content.  In this session, we will explore how to leverage technology to ensure student engagement and presence through collaboration, social media platforms, creative and multimedia feedback, and unique conversational tools.  


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Show Me Your Badge: Enticing Faculty to Take Part in Professional Development Through Micro-credentialing
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Carol Knight (University of Central Missouri)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will describe one institution’s approach to moving faculty professional development online and incentivizing this training through a micro-credentialing, or badging, process.  This incentive program will entice faculty to take part in institutional professional development and assure they acquire skills relevant to their teaching.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Faculty Development For The Next Generation of Teachers
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Excellent faculty development requires sound practice and a healthy dose of creativity. It also calls for a clear understanding of how a new generation of teachers approaches learning in diverse environments. This highly engaging session inspires new ideas and excitement about conducting quality professional development at institutions of all sizes.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 4
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Adaptive Courseware Promising Improvements in Student Outcomes
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities)
Co-presenters: Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield), Ryan Luke (University of Louisville)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Since 2017, eight universities with the support of grant funding scaled the use of adaptive courseware. The grant work has yielded best practices and some interesting data that shows impact measured through effect sizes. Implementation and process matter as not all instantiations of adaptive courseware achieve the same results. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Faculty Resistance to Change...Is it Related to Motivators and Barriers to Teaching Online?
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are faculty members’ willingness to teach online related to their dispositional resistance to change? Is there a relationship between resistance to change and motivators or barriers to teaching online? This presentation will present the findings of a study exploring these variables and implications for practice.


  • Discovery Session
  • HBCU
Discovery Session
Going the Distance: NCCU’s Multifaceted, Collaborative Approach to Supporting the Distance Learner
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Racheal Brooks (North Carolina Central University)
Co-presenters: Kimneshonda Chavis (North Carolina Central University), Lauren Wilder (North Carolina Central University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join NCCU’s Division of Extended Studies and explore how to collaborate with campus stakeholders to provide a network of support across the physical and virtual campus. Session participants will engage in institutional inventories of resources, entities, and services and self-assess current practices to develop a framework for distance learner support.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Interprofessional Innovations- Enhancing Legal & Ethical Knowledge through a Simulated Healthcare Case
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Rachel Ellison (University of Louisiana - Lafayette)
Co-presenter: Marissa Lajaunie (University of Louisiana - Lafayette)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will dive into interprofessional education in a blended learning environment.  Interprofessional education enhances collaboration among students in different educational programs.  The presentation will provide a look into a law & ethics group project from an interprofessional healthcare course of nurses, health information management and health services administration students.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Learning Missions at the Civil Air Patrol
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Jared Peregoy (Civil Air Patrol)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Civil Air Patrol is a national volunteer organization. CAP has a significant challenge in meeting the training needs of its mission and members. This presentation discusses the different learning missions of the organization and describes the PAINT Loop strategic model used to foster continuous improvement within all learning efforts.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
MERLOT + Content Builder = Your Own Hosted Website!
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Barbra Bied Sperling (CSUCO MERLOT)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

MERLOT is a repository of online learning materials, most of which are Open Education Resources (OER).  MERLOT has built a Web development tool, Content Builder, free for members to create their own, Web-based OER learning objects. This workshop will demonstrate how users can access MERLOT and the Content Builder to build website for instruction.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Reflect—Collaborate—Plan: Supporting a Culture of Innovation through Online Communities of Practice
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Emma Zone (Faculty Guild)
Co-presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As institutional leaders launch student success initiatives and technology-enhanced solutions, they must not overlook one of their most impactful change agents: the faculty. How can institutional leaders support sustainable, measurable faculty development as a critical part of implementation? This session will explore an innovative approach to online faculty development, by empowering national communities of practice.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Reimagining the Dissertation for Online Doctoral Students
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Sara Ewell (Northeastern University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The focus of this session is on the redesigned Northeastern University Doctor of Education Dissertation.  The Dissertation was redesigned to meet the needs of scholar-practitioners in an online doctoral program who can leverage skills gained through online coursework to demonstrate and disseminate knowledge.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Ripping the Band Aid Off: Start the Conversation of Transitioning to an Inclusive Access Resource Model in Higher Ed
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Lindsay Conole (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Begin your journey towards a more affordable, sustainable and flexible resource distribution model at your organization with an exploration of Inclusive Access. Representatives from an institution that recently underwent a project to incorporate Inclusive Access will lead you in brainstorming activities and guide you towards an actionable project plan.


  • Discovery Session
  • HBCU
Discovery Session
Scaffolding a Program: Building Knowledge and Skills One Course at a Time
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Margaret Czart (University of Illinois at Chicago )
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Programs moving from content to competency-based learning requires program evaluation and assessment. Scaffolding of a Program assists in addressing what students are learning in terms of both knowledge and skills over the course of the program. In Competency based curriculum the competencies can assist in defining course objectives and scope.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Teaching for Global Competence and Sustainability in a Rapidly Changing World
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Michele Barto (Fairleigh Dickinson University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 

 

Global Competence and Sustainability are themes of this highly interactive presentation. The attendees will brainstorm, share, and design a unit from a sample model from University X for a population of online or blended students in K to 12, higher ed. or a diversified population of  International students. 


  • Discovery Session
  • HBCU
Discovery Session
The Spark Model: Using A SparkSheet to Create a Unique Faculty Development Conference on Your Campus
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Christine Smith (Pasco-Hernando State College)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 14
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

E-Learning and Instructional Technology (EIT) at Pasco-Hernando State College (PHSC) developed the Spark Model to plan their yearly EduTech faculty development conference.  EduTech is inexpensive and facilitated completely inhouse.  OLC session participants will work in groups to complete a SparkSheet with ideas to create their own campus-based faculty conference.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
When Life Gives You (Big, Complicated) Projects: The Instructional Designer’s Guide to Survival
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Jinnette Senecal (Arizona State University)
Co-presenter: Aaron Kraft (Arizona State University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 15
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

So, your institution is adopting a new learning management system? Or implementing a new curriculum? Or onboarding five new academic programs simultaneously? This session presents practical approaches for successfully managing complex projects through the lens of instructional design.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
A Gamified Design Framework for Promoting Flipped and Self-Regulated Learning
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Yan Shen (North Carolina State University)
Co-presenter: Chris Willis (North Carolina State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We created a framework, including flipped learning cycles and self-regulated learning cycles, for designing blended courses. We then gamified this framework by visualizing the learning cycles as a roadmap and rewarding task completion and self-regulated learning behaviors. A research study is being conducted to investigate this framework.We created a framework, including flipped learning cycles and self-regulated learning cycles, for designing blended courses. We then gamified this framework by visualizing the learning cycles as a roadmap and rewarding task completion and self-regulated learning behaviors. A research study is being conducted to investigate this framework.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Thrown in the Deep End: Building an Online Course with Little Time
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Kathleen Bulger (Florida International University - Miami)
Co-presenter: Sky V. King (FIU Online - Florida International University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Just got assigned to teach a course and limited on time? We’re here to help! Two experienced instructional designers will show how to get your course ready for the first day of class. We’ll share best practices, resources, checklists, and pitfalls to look out for when building your online course


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Right Questions but No Right Answers: Avoiding Universal Pitfalls in Online Course Development
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Allen Hoover (UVA)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Fast, cheap, or good…pick two. It’s an old adage for every creative project, but online course creation adds a few wrinkles: who defines good? who is the actual audience? are faculty members course creators or subject-matter experts? Our talk focuses on how a holistic and agile approach to course creation can help answer these questions.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Impact of AI on YOUR Role in Higher Education
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Lisa Burke (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota)
Co-presenters: Glori Hinck (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota), Katherina Pattit (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Artificial intelligence will have a significant impact on all aspects of higher education from institutional ethics, to work flow processes, to student career choices.  Administrators, faculty, instructional designers and IT professionals- join our session to explore AI and discuss how your role will be affected by this disruptive technology. 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Improving Support for Non-Matriculated Online Students
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Meghanne Freivald (SUNY - New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Non-matriculated online students face a unique set of challenges as they enroll in courses and seek to access course and university resources.  Many of the processes developed for matriculated students are not sufficient for this population. This presentation will discuss strategies for addressing these challenges and better supporting these students.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Top Five Mistakes in Online Assessment
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Andres Taborda (Honorlock)
Co-presenter: Miguel Suarez (Broward College)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can you offer the latest technology while preserving your institution's academic integrity and prevent cheating?Join us to learn how to correct five common mistakes in online assessments.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
How Can Proctorio Promote Educational Equity?
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Mike Olsen (Proctorio)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online education promised to level the playing field for students everywhere by creating more opportunity and flexibility. However, a critical component was missing–integrity. With remote proctoring solutions came the ability to protect the integrity and validity of online degrees.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Continuous Improvement With Adaptive Learning
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Nic Rebne (CogBooks)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

CogBooks Adaptive Learning platform enables students to continuously improve their learning through engagement and personalization while allowing faculty and instructional designers to continuously improve course performance through data.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Education Session
Faculty Engagement in 3 Facilitation Models of Online Professional Development Workshops
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lynn Wahl (UNC Charlotte)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we compare faculty engagement in a set of online pedagogy workshops utilizing various types of facilitation. We’ll look at how faculty utilize the workshops sites, how they interact with their facilitators, how they interact with one another, and their overall satisfaction with the different facilitation models.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere 2
Concurrent Session 4
Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Three D’s of Data-Driven Course Design
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kelli Ritter (BYU)
Co-presenter: Sherry Cowen (Brigham Young University - Main Campus (Provo))
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation, participants and presenters will discuss and explore in groups, then as a whole, the Three D’s of data-driven course design: 1) what data they have or need, 2) what they do with that data, and 3) what measurable difference the data make in improving online course design.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Setting Your “GPS” - Choosing an Online Course Quality System that Works for You
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Karen Bellnier (Community College of Rhode Island)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Does “quality matter” at your institution? Do you have an “online course quality rubric”? Or do you cross fingers and hope that everyone shares an understanding of “good” online course design? Participants examine the features of Quality Matters and Open SUNY’s Course Quality Review to determine the best fit for their institution’s efforts.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Effectively Leading Innovation: Advice from Experienced Industry Leaders
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Katie Linder (Oregon State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Based on themes from the edited collection The Business of Innovating Online (Stylus, 2019), this panel session will offer the perspectives of online education leaders who have direct experience with creating and sustaining innovative online organizations at three different institutions of higher education.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 5
  • Gamified Session
Gamified Session
Create Online Presences - Earn Digital Badges! Cultivating Multiple Presences in the Online “Classroom”
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jason Snart (College of DuPage)
Co-presenter: Timothy Henningsen (College of DuPage)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Create Online Presence : Earn Digital Badges! In this session, participants will earn Credly badges while being guided through activities for building online learning “presences” as outlined in the community of inquiry framework. We’ll cover social, cognitive, and teaching presence, each of which is crucial to successful online teaching and learning.

Session Resource: https://sites.google.com/gafe.cod.edu/olcfall2019/

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Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Driving Online Student Success Through Organizational Transformation
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Malika Clinkscales ( InsideTrack )
Co-presenter: Colleen Arrey (InsideTrack)
Track: N/A
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:


As online learners become increasingly diverse and distributed, ensuring their success requires support programs and practices to continually evolve. However, introducing and sustaining new approaches across organizational boundaries is no easy task. 

In this session, seasoned student success expert and certified Prosci®  Change Practitioner, Malika Clinkscales of InsideTrack will discuss how the latest advances in organizational change science can help online programs launch and sustain highly impactful student success initiatives.  She’ll be joined by colleague Colleen Arrey, who supports institutions across the nation in designing their student success programs.

Clinkscales and Arrey will share tips and strategies for effective organizational transformation in the higher education context, with a special emphasis on the application of key principles to improving online student outcomes.  Participants will gain insight into the powerful Prosci ADKAR® framework, which offers a step-by-step guide for executing organizational change. Specific topics to be covered include: effective change leadership; developing an organization’s capacity to manage change; and avoiding initiative fatigue.

Attendees will also enjoy case studies of successful efforts at institutions like theirs and be encouraged to share their own experiences, so everyone benefits from the collective knowledge and wisdom of the group. Participants will walk away with actionable insights on how to achieve their goals through effective organizational transformation, while keeping stakeholders at every level informed, enthusiastic and confident. 

 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Gamified Session
Gamified Session
I'll Take Growing Our Online Offerings for $1000
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Daniel Hoppe (Horry-Georgetown Technical College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Institutions are always looking for ways to grow enrollment.  This “game show” will offer fabulous prizes and a four-step process to evaluate current online offerings while identifying areas for growth. Topics discussed include readiness, resources and strategic planning.  A checklist for implementation will be provided as part of the session.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Increasing Online Student Engagement Through Peer to Peer Interaction
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Shelby Harvey (Boston University - Office of Distance Education)
Co-presenter: Lawson Daves (Boston University Office of Distance Education)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As enrollments in online courses grow, students are asking for more opportunities to engage with their peers. We will discuss an overview of strategies that support and program staff can employ to encourage online student engagement by fostering peer to peer interaction across all areas of program administration.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Taking the “Grrrr” Out of Grading: Designing and Implementing a Specifications Grading System
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Vanessa Dennen (Florida State University)
Co-presenter: Lauren Bagdy (Florida State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Does grading frustrate you? Do your students grade grub? This session will introduce specifications grading, an approach that promotes rigor and clarity, simplifying the grading process for both instructors and students. Examples will be provided from both undergraduate and graduate level courses, along with guidance for designing your own specifications.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Using Learning Outcome Data to Inform and Improve Curriculum, Instruction and Student Achievement
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Nichole Perri (Ashford University )
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Assessing student learning allows institutions to identify student achievement and learning gaps, and improve curriculum and teaching efficiency.  This presentation will examine the use of multiple assessment tools to measure learning outcome trends, and describe collaboration between faculty and assessment teams to improve curriculum and faculty engagement in the classroom.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Australia 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Blackboard Focus Group
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Australia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Student Engagement In Online Learning: What Works And Why
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Christopher Sessums (D2L)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How would you characterize today’s college students? Empowered? Confident? Self-motivated? Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is challenging educators across the country, yet good advice on how to accomplish this is not always readily available. This session offers research-based tips, strategies, and techniques to motivate, connect with, and engage online learners.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Reworking Instructional Materials Platforms At Scale
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Mark Christensen (BibliU)
Co-presenter: Shannon Meadows (BibliU)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Grand Canyon University is a pioneer integrating digital course materials into online learning and including them in tuition for all students at scale. Join as we share lessons learned exploring and piloting new technologies including the BibliU platform.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Grouping Matters
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: AJ Kelton (College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University)
Co-presenter: Elisabeth Greenwood (University of Central Florida)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Group work is the bane of most students' experience, yet an integral part of many courses and a unique challenge for those online. Skillful teamwork, highly regarded in the workforce, is an advantage for students in any discipline. This interactive session demonstrates group formation types; discusses group learning, formation, and composition types; and reviews tools for criteria-based, in-person and online grouping. 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Learning Design for the 21st Century: Innovative and Evidence-Based Curriculum and Instructional Features for Building Critical Problem-Solving Skills
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Karen Miner-Romanoff (New York University )
Co-presenter: Chris Zakrzewski (New York University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many graduates are not adequately prepared for the future. In this session, the audience will actively design within a new evidence-based, curriculum and teaching model that fosters students’ ability to critically problem-solve, make discerning judgments and appreciate diverse perspective taking away specific skills and tools to use at their institutions.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere C
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Turbocharging Open: How Using OER Courseware Changes Teaching & Learning
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Michael Daly (State University of New York)
Co-presenters: Karen Forgette (University of Mississippi - Main Campus), Julie Babulski (Monroe Community College (SUNY)), Jessica Traylor (Gordon State College)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using digital courseware designed with open educational resources (OER), faculty members gain powerful new tools to engage students and continuously improve learning. Hear from faculty in different disciplines about how using OER courseware impacts course design, instruction, engaging students, assessing performance, innovating in the classroom, and supporting students’ success.

 
Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 5
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Embracing and Teaching Accessibility
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Janene McMahan (University of Alaska - Fairbanks)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Bring your device to explore and evaluate accessibility tools. Learn how course designers assist faculty in making their course materials accessible. Hear how faculty embrace accessibility tools, become more independent and make courses more accessible for students. Celebrate online learners needing to request fewer or no accommodations with accessibility minded course design.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Gamified Session
Gamified Session
“If You Can Dodge A Wrench, You Can Dodge a Ball”: Effective Use of Multimedia in Online Modalities
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Daniel Whitaker (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Kristin Ziska Strange (University of Arizona), Adam Davi (University of Arizona)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Media is often a critical component of online courses, but how do you model the practice of incorporating media to support engagement?  In this playful game-supported session, you will explore multimedia principles and have a little fun seeing how right (or wrong) things can go with your choices.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Painless Professional Development: Short, Interactive Webinars for Supporting Instructors Teaching with Technology
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Kristine McGinnis (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Lindsay Hansen (Office of Instruction & Assessment - University of Arizona)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructors need targeted professional development to make the best use of their LMS. Short webinars foster peer interaction and practice opportunities useful for learning. This webinar models technical skills and interactive teaching practices for virtual professional development. Participants may engage virtually from the conference room or elsewhere at https://arizona.zoom.us/j/55488071


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 5
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
I'm Not A Statistician, But I Play One On TV: A Retention Analysis
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Chelsie Deatrick (Indiana University Online)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This discovery session will walk thru a workflow that the IU Online office uses to evaluate retention. We will touch on the different factors we are using to calculate retention, our future methods for predicting retention, and the tool that allows for a non-statistician like me to build predictive models.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
iBooks: Making a Valuable Classroom Technology with Multi-Touch Books
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Harika Rao (Lynn University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Electronic books enhance the learning experience of students and offer more benefits over the expensive traditional textbooks. E-books enrich classroom experience by the embedded apps, games, web links, and multi-media. The uniqueness of e-books increases interactivity, keeps the students engaged, and enhance learning skills. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Implementing Competencies Using Moodle Platform
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jakia Salam (North Carolina State University)
Co-presenter: Jessica White (North Carolina State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will present how we implemented competency-based courses using Moodle competency tool in two graduate programs: Training and Development and Master of Arts in Teaching within the College of Education at the NC State University. We will discuss the overall workflow, competency framework, challenges and outcomes of these courses.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Improving Course Quality through Accessibility-Focused Course Reviews
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Meghanne Freivald (SUNY - New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In the spring of 2018, Alfred University piloted an Accessibility Course Review procedure for its online courses.  This project was created in response to accessibility concerns, and the absence of a formal course review procedure.  This presentation will discuss the review process, timeline, goals, and outcomes.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Innovation Sprint Workshop: Learn the methodology to use innovation as a problem-solving engine
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Gina Fabbro (Western Governors University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Innovation is needed when trying to solve a problem. This session aims to foster innovative thinking through the example of a real-world innovative solution, and the session participants creating their own innovative strategy during a collaborative engagement activity. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Intentional Technology Needs Assessments
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Bradon Lewis (University of Colorado - Denver)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Every course, program, department and college have a different education technology need. With all of the options currently available it's more important than ever that you use technology intentionally. The Office of Digital Education at the University of Colorado Denver has implemented a Technology Needs Assessments that evaluates online technology, the educational need for our online courses and pairs it with appropriate technology solutions. Join us to discover how you can start evaluating your education technology needs.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Lean Learning Value Stream: Applying Historical Lean Manufacturing Principles in Today's Teaching, Learning, and Design
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Polly Bashore (Baker College Online and Graduate Studies)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When working to achieve student learning outcomes, do you struggle to deliver material efficiently?  Scaffolding methodology alone doesn’t always ensure the achievement of results.  What method would improve the process?  Lean thinking is the anchor.  In this discovery session, participants learn the application of lean principles in multiple educational settings.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Learner Analytics for Student Success
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Kyo Koo (University of Texas - San Antonio The)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The goal of this session is to share a pilot focusing on student success in correlation to learner analytics in LMS.  The preliminary data revealed distinctive characteristics in relation to grades. This session also provides a venue for collaboration of others interested in using online analytics to increase student success.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Learner Presence Matters: An Exploration of the Community of Inquiry (CoI) Framework
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Catherine Honig (National Louis University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A mixed-methods research study on the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework builds on prior work by examining how learner characteristics (learner presence) may impact CoI. The results illustrate how faculty and course designers can drive deeper learning through enhancing the CoI presences in online and blended learning environments.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Learning Materials Created by Nursing Education Students: Can we Collaborate to set a Trend for the Next 25 Years of Learning?
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Norine Masella (SUNY Empire State College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Revised accreditation standards allowed reduced credits and costs for nursing education students. Using case studies in an active learning environment, students work in groups to create learning materials that can contribute to nursing’s body of knowledge and help others learn. Let’s talk about the next 25 years of nursing education.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Leveraging Technology through an Integrated Marketing and Student Engagement Strategy
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Ashley Adams (Penn State University )
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While residential student affairs practitioners can communicate and engage students in person, it is more challenging to build community with online learners in the same way. With geographic differences, limited attention spans and a societal reliance on technology, online learners must be engaged with in the way they prefer. A two-way communication model should also be leveraged to build community and encourage affinity with the institution. These ideas are introduced in combination with an example of a student affairs-marketing partnership that provides and promotes student engagement and community building efforts using technology that bring the brand promise of “one university, no matter the location” to life.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Making Bigger Better in Online Learning
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jason Ostrander (Sacred Heart University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Understanding critical determinants of class size on online student engagement is obfuscated by a literature that: is unspecific about what constitutes small, medium and large class size; and largely out of date in conceptualizing large class augmentation strategies. Making Bigger Better suggests tighter definitions for class size categories and explores up-to-date learning design strategies for large classes.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Myth Busting Learning
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Sing Wong (Penn State)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you a learning myth buster? In this session, we’ll not only bust some of the most common and persistent learning myths, but we will also learn how to apply learning science to design effective instruction that helps your students learn better.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Take a Sip of MERLOT and Save Your Students Money
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 14
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students today struggle with the cost of college textbooks.  Join us to learn how MERLOT can help you develop low cost or zero-cost classes for your students.  Find out how to participate in the MERLOT community, create your own OER (open educational resources), and extend your professional development network.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Telephone? Promoting Peer Connection in Online Courses through Student-to-Student Voice-Based Assignments
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Amanda Denes (University of Connecticut)
Co-presenter: Rory McGloin (University of Connecticut)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 15
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This discovery session shares findings from a study testing the effectiveness of a student-to-student voice-based assignment. The importance of voice-based tasks in fostering social connection in online learning environments is discussed. Attendees will also have the chance to share insights and form collaborations for future research endeavors.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Taking Templates To The Next Level: Using Them To Mentor New Teachers Beyond Providing Consistent Content
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Ann Lindbloom (University of Kansas - Main Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Current research supports the use of templates to increase student success and retention, but could they also mentor instructors improving our teaching effectiveness? Different departments mentoring templates will be reviewed. Audience members will compare and contrast anticipated costs and predicted success. Participants will evaluate the best method for personal implementation.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Creating a Wowing Welcome: Developing a Comprehensive and Engaging Onboarding and Orientation Experience for Online Practitioner Faculty
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jill Winnington (Gwynedd-Mercy University)
Co-presenters: Susan Darlington (Gwynedd Mercy University), Stacey Knapper (Gwynedd Mercy University & Cecil College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With a strong reliance of academic program success based on adjunct faculty, it is essential to create a robust learning community starting with an engaging onboarding and orientation experience. We developed a model for establishing a comprehensive adjunct faculty development community leading to increased engagement and commitment to the University. 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Test Where You Live: Enhancing the Student Experience with Technology
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Pam Paustian (University of Alabama - Birmingham)
Co-presenters: Samira Laouzai (University of Alabama - Birmingham), Ashley Norris (ProctorU)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will feature an in-depth case study from a large, public institution to discuss best practices and lessons learned in implementing institution-wide technology policies and adopting an online proctoring platform to achieve goals of enrollment growth, enrichment of the student experience and the establishment of modality continuity.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Exploration of Instagram Chats as a Valuable Online Discussion Tool in Public Relations Courses
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Candace Parrish (Sacred Heart University)
Co-presenter: Courtney Griffin (Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As public relations (PR) pedagogy evolves to keep up with the progression of the field, social media has become a core educational area within PR and strategic communication curriculum. Join us in a stimulating conversation on using social media to increase motivation, emotional presence, and community in PR courses.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Natural Disaster Management in the Online Environment: Ethical, Regulatory and Practical Considerations for Supporting Online Students highly impacted by a Natural Disaster or other Major Event
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Michelle Jungbauer (WGU)
Co-presenters: Crystal Poulos (Western Governors University), AnnaMaria Bliven (WGU)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session reviews the ethical and regulatory guidelines that compel online educational organizations to provide robust support for students impacted by natural disasters.  Participants will help create an integrated student care plan for the five phases of student recovery in the aftermath of disaster, using real-life online student case studies.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Integrating Stackable Credentials — Breaking Things Down, And Rebuilding For Success
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Chris Edwards (MindEdge Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Stackable Credentials (you know, “badges” and such?) sound “great”. But then you have to implement ‘em. And then integrating with credit-bearing courses for the real student value? It requires a specific set of skills. You, dear learning designer, have those skills. Come find out how to make the most of your superpower.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Let’s Jam: Creating a Culture of Collaboration in Online Classes
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Julia Sanders (Indiana University)
Co-presenter: Cherie Dodd (Indiana University Kokomo)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Harness the power of collaboration, interaction, and fun in your digital classroom! Whether you are new to teaching online or a seasoned pro, encouraging student interaction in the online environment can be challenging. Jam along with us BYOD-style as we explore how to increase student participation with Google Jamboard App.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Engage Students In Science As A Process
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Melissa Csikari (HHMI BioInteractive)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore free instructional tools to help your biology and environmental science students deepen their content knowledge and understand how science works. This workshop will highlight several online interactive resources that engage learners in the scientific process and one that helps students plan, organize, and present their own inquiry-based activities.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere 1
Concurrent Session 5
Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere 2
Concurrent Session 5
Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
Gamified Session
Buried Alive! Escaping Higher Ed’s Writing Crisis
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Amy Sloan (Colorado Technical University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It’s no secret that student writing is a challenge faced across all educational sectors. In this session, participants will race together in an Escape Room-style challenge to avoid being buried alive under a crushing mound of student essays and to learn about a relatively simple solution every institution must consider.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
"Authoring" Your Way to Student Engagement
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Harriet Thompson (Herzing University - Menomonee Falls)
Co-presenters: Diane Neal (Herzing University - Menomonee Falls), Michelle Pittman (Herzing University), Jeffrey Fiske (Muzzy Lane Software)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At our small university, we create multifaceted interactive activities that take ideas and turn them into rich, authentic, learning opportunities of various sizes for students on any platform, anytime, anywhere. Join us to see how you can reach students through auto-assessed gamification that leads to the achievement of course learning objectives.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Normalizing Universal Design: Strategies from Three Diverse Institutions
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee)
Co-presenters: Tim Walker (Loyola University Chicago), Sheryl Narahara Hathaway (California State University - Long Beach)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Institutions of higher education are increasingly committed to making Universal Design and accessibility an integral part of their campus cultures. In this session, representatives from three diverse institutions of higher education will provide specific, practical, and effective approaches for prioritizing and normalizing Universal Design and accessibility on their campuses. 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Atlantic Hall
  • OLC Session
Other
Networking Coffee Break (Thurs AM)
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the exhibit hall (Atlantic Ballroom) this morning 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.  Don't forget to stop by the Social Networking Lounge and Technology Test Kitchen to participate in fun networking activities.  Make a point to visit our conference exhibitors during this break to get your cards stamped to possibly win prizes!


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
  • OLC Session
Other
IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advocacy) Drop-In (Thurs AM)
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The IDEA Drop-ins serve as an opportunity to share your thoughts/impressions/comments about our IDEA efforts in order to make OLC conferences and events more inclusive and diverse.  Come chat with IDEA committee members at our station, found in close proximity to the Speed Networking Lounge (Atlantic Exhibit Hall) during each networking coffee break.  Share your thoughts on ideas to help us continue to transform the conference experience.

  • Wednesday, 3:00pm-3:45pm
  • Thursday, 10:30am-11:15am
  • Thursday, 2:00pm-3:00pm

 


  • OLC Session
Other
Speed Networking Lounge - Networking Break: Administrators/ Emerging Leaders
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Stop by during the break between sessions for special treats and fun activities. This session will have a table designated for any Administrators or Emerging Leaders. Bring your Passport and complete the activities listed to win prizes. Because how often do you have the chance to network with amazing people AND win awesome things?


  • OLC Session
Other
Speed Networking Lounge - Networking Break: Virtual Networking - Let it Blend: Learnings from Blended Learning Products
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Let it Blend: Learnings from Blended Learning Products

Pop into our virtual breakout rooms and network with other virtual attendees. There will be fun conversations and a prize will be given away!

In this session, you will learn about the facilitators' experiences - the good, the bad, and the ugly - developing different blended learning course products in Ed Tech companies. You will also develop a common blended learning language with your peers and share your own experiences. The blended learning conversation is meant to connect online conference attendees with others, and help grow your network of colleagues.

Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/784036345

Hosts: Chelsea Byers and Rush Cosgrove


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Examining the Relationship Between Organizational Citizenship Behaviors and Self-Reported Teaching Tasks of Online Faculty
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Michelle Maus (Tiffin University)
Co-presenters: Sami Mejri (Tiffin University), Michelle Meadows (Tiffin University )
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this presentation is to examine the relationship between organizational citizenship behaviors and self-reported teaching tasks of online faculty. This session will provide insight on institutional training initiatives that will promote a culture of collegiality and productive relationships between faculty, students and administrators.

 
Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Expand Online Learning Engagement with Open Pedagogy Projects
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Judith Littlejohn (SUNY - Genesee Community College)
Co-presenter: John Kane (SUNY - State College at Oswego)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Open pedagogy projects involve student creation and public sharing of their intellectual products. Students actively create meaningful content open to a global audience. These authentic learning experiences increase student engagement and motivation to produce high-quality work. Learn about example projects and ways to incorporate open pedagogy into your online classes.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Staying the Course: Scouting the Trails of an Online Course Quality Initiative
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Jaesoon An (University of North Carolina - Charlotte)
Co-presenters: Lynn Wahl (UNC Charlotte), Jessica Kapota (University of North Carolina - Charlotte), John McCulley (University of North Carolina - Charlotte)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How would you build and manage cross-institutional teams to promote the creation of quality online courses and enhancement of online faculty? We will share our experience and top 10  lessons learned from “staying the course” through implementation of an online course quality initiative.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Adaptive Learning Course Redesign Sandbox: Restructuring a Curriculum into Flexible Pathways (with Content Creation time)
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Matthew Vick (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Adaptive learning systems allow students to experience individualized pathways through a course’s content.  Content needs to be broken apart into small chunks and then mapped to allow for these flexible pathways. This session will guide you through the process with your course, including “sandbox” time with Realizeit’s platform.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
An Analysis and Critique of the United States Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences New Report on Using Technology to Support Postsecondary Learning: Insights, Suggestions, and Methods
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Anthony Picciano (CUNY - Hunter College and Graduate Center)
Co-presenters: Eric Fredericksen (University of Rochester), Mary Niemiec (University of Nebraska | University of Nebraska Online), Peter Shea (SUNY - University at Albany)
Track: Research
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The United States Department of Education/Institute of Education Sciences(IES) released a new report on May 8, 2019, entitled,  Using Technology to Support Postsecondary Student Learning.  The 104-page report  is based on a meta-analysis of the research on online learning in colleges and universities. The authors of the report were a panel of scholars and practitioners in higher education and staff from Abt Associates of Bethesda, Maryland.  During this session, the lead panelist who was one of the authors of the report will present its findings and subject them to an analysis and critique by three experienced online education administrators, researchers, and faculty.

 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Express Workshop
Academics and Workforce Development: Making Education Affordable and Relevant with OER
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn to use SkillsCommons, the US Department of Labor’s open library of workforce development OER and MERLOT to save time and money by adopting and customizing free quality online curriculum.   Learn how OER can be used in work-based learning to make the learning relevant to improved employability.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 6
  • Technology Test Kitchen
  • OLC Session
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Demo Series: Tools For Educator Growth — Building The Learner Within
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, Technology Test Kitchen Master Chefs will facilitate an active, high-engagement session around educator professional development and specifically the ways in which we seek opportunities to grow in practice. Together you will explore what it looks like or might look like to treat educators as learners and take a lifelong learning approach to our own development. You will consider everything from digital presence and educator identity to strategies for growth in project management, personal organization, and mentoring/leadership. As a participant you will leave with practical and implementable resources to bring into their own learning environments.

Note:  This session will be held in the Technology Test Kitchen, located in the back of the Atlantic Exhibit Hall.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Australia 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
D2L Focus Group
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Australia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
There’s No Room for Cheaters in the Proctoring Game!
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Carol Moody (SmarterServices)
Co-presenter: Julie Myers (SmarterServices)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are your students gaming you by trying to cheat? With recent cheating scandals on the rise, testing integrity & student authentication are more important than ever! What is your institution doing to document attendance & decrease cheating in online classes? With so many players in the proctoring game, it’s hard to know where to start. Come learn how SmarterProctoring Automated & SmarterID student authentication tool play well together to deter & decrease cheating in coursework & on exams..


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Top 3 Things You Can Do With Video To Supercharge Your Online Courses And Save Time!
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Matthew Dennis (TechSmith)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Saunders (TechSmith)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to be more efficient while also driving higher student engagement with 3 key ideas for using media most effectively.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Faculty Panel: Digital Course Redesign
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Wendy Howard (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Matthew Bryan (University of Central Florida), Archana Dubey (University of Central Florida), Kacie Tartt (University of Central Florida), Anne Prucha (University of Central Florida)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructors share their experiences redesigning courses in physics, writing & rhetoric, and Spanish through a university initiative focused on increasing student success in high enrollment and gateway courses. Learn about the process, lessons learned, and strategies implemented in each course to leverage benefits of online, blended, adaptive, and active learning.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Engaging Students with “Discovery Learning”, Gamification, and Scenario-Based Education
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Kim Larson (Fox Valley Technical College)
Co-presenter: Jeannette McDonald (TLCProject LLC)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come experience our “trickle up” education project.  Together we’ll explore how we’ve used discovery learning, along with gamification and scenario-based activities, as a way to engage students and support knowledge construction, comprehension, and retention.  We’ll share ideas and tools we utilized within these robust, interactive modules. An accompanying teacher’s guide (in progress) will provide alternative activities to actively engage students in both group settings and personal projects.

 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 6
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Using Twitter Chats for Class Discussions and Program Community Building
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Julie Moore (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenter: Anissa Lokey-Vega (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on using Twitter Chats in place of discussion forums and as a community building tool. Session participants will learn about Twitter Chats, see how we’ve used them in our courses and our program, learn about tools to support Twitter Chats, and participate in a Twitter Chat.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Challenges and Successes of Innovative Faculty Support Teams
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Dina Kurzweil (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Co-presenter: Linda Macaulay (Elizabethtown College)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session addresses structural/institutional challenges, job titles, and interpersonal dynamic/trust issues encountered by faculty support personnel.  Through research, reflection and problem solving, there is an opportunity to identify, discuss and propose potential solutions to these issues so that innovation can occur in educational communities.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Gamified Session
Gamified Session
Touring TOPkit: Your Faculty Development Toolkit
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: James Paradiso (University of Central Florida), Charlotte Jones-Roberts (University of Central Florida)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore how the newly improved TOPkit community can empower you to be a faculty development guru at your higher education instiution. Increase the value you bring to your institution from resources you will receive and the community that you will have the potential to build from this gamified session. 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 6
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
“Active Learning: Good Answer! Good Answer, ALFIE!”
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Ashley Salter (University of Central Florida)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Survey says that active learning can improve student engagement and learning outcomes in online and/or blended courses. ALFIE, the active learning robot, will host this Family Feud style competition providing attendees with more in-depth knowledge of how innovative active learning strategies can positively transform the online classroom.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Augment Your Arsenal: Accelerate Learning Design and Promote Learning Outcomes with an Interactive Visual Planning Tool
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Stacy Southerland PhD (University of Central Oklahoma)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this highly interactive session that will transform the way you design learning experiences! We’ll learn to use the revolutionary visual planning tool, Learning Environment Modeling™, that equips educators to innovate learning and create learning experiences that promote attainment of learning outcomes.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Designing Active & Adaptive Learning for Large Online and Blended Courses: What We Got Right, What We Learned…
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Peter van Leusen (Arizona State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Since 2011, our university designed and implemented adaptive AND active learning experiences for large enrollment blended and online courses. This past academic year, enrollment grew to 27,000 learners. Results indicate increased student success; however, the transformation encountered growing pains. We'll share important lessons learned from the Instructional Design perspective.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Ensuring Academic Integrity in Remotely Proctored Exam Environment
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Mike Olsen (Proctorio)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Skaggs School of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado conducted a study on the benefits of remote proctoring. In this session, we will highlight the benefits with specific examples from this research.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Finding Opportunity: Orientation and Learner Success Sites
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Jo Montie (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota)
Co-presenter: Karin Brown (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how our online modules promote knowledge and skills that assist undergraduate learners in a campus-based program with the “work of being a student” and better positioned for academic success. Examples from first-year experiences include orientation, registration, technology, degree planning, as well as preparation for a first online course.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Teaching Professionalism in an Online Environment
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Dacia McCoy (University of Cincinnati)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learning outcomes are often tied to knowledge and skills needed for student career choices, but standards of professionalism are left unaddressed, leading many students to enter the workforce without crucial professional attributes. Join us as we discuss strategies for making your online classroom the perfect training ground for budding professionals.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Tipping Point: Finding the Balance Between Doing "for" and Doing "with" Faculty Preparing to Teach at a Distance
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Lujean Baab (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech))
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Scaling efforts to prepare faculty teaching at a distance requires a balance between doing ‘with’ and doing ‘for’ faculty.  As online course offerings grow rapidly, flexible and responsive approaches are required.  This session presents an approach to preparing faculty to teach at a distance and develop online courses more rapidly.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Tweeting for Content: The Integration of Social Media and its impact on Learning Outcomes
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Bethanne Shriner (UW-Stout)
Co-presenter: Michael Shriner (Northcentral University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study examined whether or not the use of social media in an undergraduate course had an overall effect on student learning.  Comparisons of learning outcomes were made between two sections of identical undergraduate courses at a lap-top campus in the Midwest.  One section used social media in each chapter to aid in their learning while the other section was given chapter quizzes.  Results indicated that the students enrolled in both sections of this course showed improvement in terms of overall learning throughout the duration of the course. As such, using social media, such as Twitter is a good alternative to the traditional open dialogue conversations that are done in most traditional face-to-face classrooms as it helps to put the onus of learning back on the students and assists students to engage in interactive dialogue about the subject matter that they find interesting.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Updates and Future Directions for the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Lorraine (Lori) Williams (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA))
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join leaders from the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) to learn the organization’s future. Leaders will share updates, the impact of negotiated rulemaking, a new searchable database for students, and invite participants to help shape the future of NC-SARA and its long term direction.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using Checklists to Improve Online Learning Effectiveness and Efficiency
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Katherine Stone (University of Maryland University College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The survey result of 291 students in 12 online courses over three years indicates that checklists included in course assignments can help students understand requirements, focus on key elements, and stay organized in completing assignments.  It is a useful aid for students to improve their online learning effectiveness and efficiency.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using Free and Low Cost Technology Tools to Design Interactive, Engaging Content
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Donna Schnupp (Johns Hopkins University
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you stuck using a flat, text-heavy learning management system to deliver online courses?  In this Discovery session you will discover how you can quickly get creative by designing engaging, interactive learning assets to support course content using free or low-cost online tools and technologies.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Utilizing Data to Empower Creative and Inclusive Teaching Strategies - Rethinking Survey Tools for Innovative Learning Environments
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Zhuqing Ding (Georgetown University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How might we reconsider the use of survey tools in course design? How can real-time data inform responsive and inclusive teaching? This workshop explores examples of surveys reimagined for engaging activities and innovative learning paths. Participants will complete design-thinking exercises to rethink how to implement survey tools in course design.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Video Killed the Online Text Star: Knowing when Video Can Add to the Millennial and Gen Z Online Experience, and When It Can’t
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Timothy Loatman (Collegis Education)
Co-presenter: Cory Guethling (Rasmussen College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Video content, while still essential for achieving appropriate student outcomes, must be selected, designed and utilized in ways that are appropriate for our student base. This session focuses on the uniqueness of Millennial and Gen Z students, and course design philosophies for using and creating video resources for successful outcomes.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Virtual Summits: A Firm Framework for Conveniently Sharing and Receiving Practical Strategies While Saving Time and Money
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Firm Faith Watson (Murray State University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 14
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do faculty developers, leaders, and online learning practitioners share practical strategies while optimizing scarce resources, collaborating innovatively, and reaching a wide audience? A recent trend for achieving such aims has been through the use of virtual summits. This session will provide a framework for organizing and facilitating virtual summits.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Wayfinding the User Experience (UX) Journey in Digital Learning
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Laurie Dringus (Nova Southeastern University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 15
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Wayfinding the user experience (UX) journey focuses on structuring information spaces to enable users to find their way through a system. Examine wayfinding and qualitative inquiry techniques to recognize and assess the value of UX in digital learning and to enhance strategies for course design, assessment and evaluation, and facilitation.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Making Courseware Work for You and Your Students
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Kristin Polizzotto (City University of New York (CUNY))
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session offers an overview of how faculty in two departments (biology and business) a large, diverse, urban community college have implemented courseware in traditional and blended courses as part of a coherent strategy to promote student learning and success.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using Video Conferencing Technology to Facilitate Successful Synchronous Learning Sessions
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Heidi Watson-Held (Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Synchronous sessions might seem taboo in online learning. Asking adult students to take time out of their busy lives to attend live sessions might seem to be more of an inconvenience than a learning opportunity. In this session, we will discuss the keys to ensuring engaged learning in online synchronous learning.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Making Virtual Teams Work: For F2f, Blended, and Fully Online Collaboration
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville)
Co-presenters: Lori Kupczynski (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences), Jim Brinson (Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Whether at a blended or fully online institution, teams need to work efficiently. With strategies, tools, and effective practices collaborative groups, committees, and units can move beyond the conference room and become engaged and productive teams.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Improve First Term Student Success with Interactive OERs as “Just in Time” Support
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Seana Logsdon (SUNY - Empire State College)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on online academic support tools that may be required within courses or used as stand-alone resources. Participants will learn about innovative academic support offerings and may demo three open source tools including an assignment calculator, thesis generator and interactive academic skill development video series. Related course completion rates will be shared.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Academic Advising for Online Students
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Glenn Kepic (University of Florida Online)
Co-presenter: Dylan King (University of Florida Online)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online students can feel removed from their institutions, and academic advisors often serve as the primary, or only, connection to their school outside of the classroom. “Academic Advising for Online Students” will cover the tools and techniques that academic advisors need to best serve online students of all ages and backgrounds.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Building Online Learning Capacity In Higher Ed
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Scott Moore (Extension Engine)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Moravian College, a centuries-old small residential liberal arts college, talks about their experiences and lessons learned creating online learning programs.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
A Pilot Study Examining the Design, Development, and Initial Evaluation of a Virtual STEM Peer Mentoring Program for Underrepresented Minority Women (UMW)
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw (The University of Memphis)
Co-presenters: Jillian Wendt (University of District of Columbia), Jacqueline Stephen (Mercer University In Atlanta)
Track: Research
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Given the persistent disparity in equitable representation of minority women in STEM fields and their documented lack of participation in peer mentoring programs due to the accessibility of F2F programs, this project and research focused on providing underrepresented minority women the opportunity for peer mentorship via online systems at HBCUs.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Introducing an All New SoftChalk! Create interactive, Responsive, Accessible Online Lessons!
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Mary Beth Huneke (SoftChalk)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Create interactive, responsive, accessible online lessons that integrate directly with your LMS. If you haven't seen SoftChalk lately, you haven't seen SoftChalk! See our all new look and feel to the content you create, including new interactives!


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Gamified Session
Design Jam for the Five Senses
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Kemp (Santa Clara University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This "Design Jam" game explores multisensory online augmentation by adding touch, taste and smell experiences. Field-tested, this novel approach achieves inclusive mixed reality, untethered from sight and hearing. Players design prototypes (bizarre is better) with real stimuli in a fast-paced, creative brainstorm. Who will be crowned the Five Senses Guru?


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 2
Concurrent Session 6
Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
No DQ, No Problem: Removing Discussion Boards from the Online Classroom
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ed Buchanan (Strayer University)
Co-presenters: Lauren Philip (Strayer University), Jennifer M McVay-Dyche (Strayer University-Washington Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Removing weekly graded discussions from online courses is a scary proposition. Through a case study approach, we examine why we decided to go “discussion-free” in a second-year persuasive writing course, how we did it, and the impact on student learning.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
Gamified Session
It’s Family Feud! What do you know about Quality Online Instruction & Positive Student Experience?
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lisa LoBasso (University of Scranton)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Wilson (Sacred Heart University), Laurel Schrementi (Wiley Education Services)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will reveal the building blocks of a Model of Quality Online Instruction, optimized for positive student experiences. Come test your knowledge and assess your own methods in this interactive session! Leave with a diagnostic tool to evaluate quality online learning.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
When Online Leaders Learn Online: Challenges, Surprises, and Other #StudentVoice Insights
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Co-presenters: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College), Matthew Romanoski (University of Arizona), Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When online leaders become online students, they get insights and ideas that may translate to online learning administration, practice, and policy.  These “leader-students” sometimes get a gut punch of reality about the online student experience or find the online student experience is far better than they could have imagined.  Join us for a glimpse of what these online leaders have learned as they present a unique student voice.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 2:00 PM
Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
  • OLC Session
Other
Speed Networking Lounge - Open Lounge (Thurs PM)
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 2:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
Session Duration: 2hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come enjoy a reflective space while you recharge your brain (and maybe even recharge your devices). We’ll have a puzzle table, games, and activities to work on while you chat. Additionally, we’ll have interactive walls with prompts that you can reflect on, including a place to leave questions that other participants can help you answer.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Atlantic Hall
  • OLC Session
Other
Lunch Marketplace - Thursday
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

OLC and WDW Dolphin Hotel will offer an economical lunch option on Thursday, November 21 for attendees who have not purchased a ticket to attend the OLC IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Advocacy) Leadership in Digital Learning Luncheon. Visit the exhibit hall (Atlantic Hall) between 12:00pm - 1:15pm, where the Dolphin will offer a marketplace with a limited menu of salads, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages for attendee purchase. Cash and credit cards accepted. Grab lunch and spend some time visiting with our exhibitors before your afternoon sessions begin!


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC IDEA Leadership In Digital Learning Luncheon
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Lead Presenter: Melissa Vito (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Track: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

You are cordially invited to a luncheon and networking event to help raise funds for the OLC Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advocacy (IDEA) Leadership Scholarship fund, previously the Women in Digital Learning Leadership Scholarship. The luncheon is open to ALL conference attendees.

Meet Our Speaker

Melissa Vito, EdD
Interim Vice Provost for Academic Innovation, University of Texas at San Antonio

Seeing the Invisible: A Conversation on Dimensions of Diversity in Leadership Promoting equity and inclusion in our field requires dedication and commitment to diversity in all forms within and across institutions. In a candid and engaging conversation with Dr. Melissa Vito, a thought leader and advocate for diversity in leadership within higher education, we will focus on the ways that we might better amplify new voices, diverse perspectives, and equitable practices, all in support of student success. This lively session will focus on challenging paradigms in favor of inclusive practices that celebrate our collective strength, with participants sharing challenges and opportunities for the group to explore further.

 

Our Story

In 2014, a small group of individuals gathered at the 7th Annual Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium in Dallas, TX to celebrate the the powerful women in digital learning leadership championing equity and inclusion in our field.  Building on the enthusiasm and impact of this formative event, the Online Learning Consortium has created a space to continue these conversations each year at both OLC Innovate in the Spring and OLC Accelerate in the Fall. These events have brought together hundreds of people around the topic of creating organizational structures that are inclusive environments for individuals in leadership, and have engaged participants in crowd-sourcing a manifesto for the upward mobility diverse leaders in digital learning.

Most importantly, the proceeds of these events go directly to the OLC IDEA Leadership in Digital Learning Scholarship, thereby bringing the vision of these efforts into action.

We’re delighted to invite you to join us for lunch on Thursday, November 21 from 12:00-1:20pm. Learn how this event has impacted our field, hear our speaker’s perspective on leadership, and participate in a networking activity to connect emerging and established leaders in digital learning.  Most importantly, we will honor the winner of the 2019 OLC IDEA Leadership In Digital Learning Scholarship at the luncheon. The luncheon is open to all, so grab a group of friends and join us!

 

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 12:00pm-1:20pm
Location: Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin, Northern Hemisphere C
Cost: $55.00 through September 25 for conference attendees
(Conference attendee price is $60 after September 25  |  Guest tickets are $65; $70 after September 25)


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Many Perspectives of an Online Course
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Sara Ombres (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many groups of people are involved with an online course – including course designers, faculty and student training and support roles, and the students and faculty themselves. What does each group wish the others knew? In this interactive session, we’ll discuss the research as well as our own unique perspectives. 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Designing Effective Vendor Partnerships
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Christopher Sessums (D2L)
Co-presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Academic culture is unique and the collaboration between academics and “sales” or vendors can be a challenge to comprehend, much less to develop a truly meaningful vendor-institutional engagement strategy. What does a healthy partnership between a vendor and an educational organization look like? This session aims to address this question by engaging participants in a thoughtful discussion about designing and building effective working partnerships with technology vendors. 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Gamified Session
Gamified Session
Master Class: Effective Change Management When Adopting Master Courses
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Ruru Rusmin (City University of New York (CUNY) School of Professional Studies)
Co-presenter: Angela Francis (Cuny School of Professional Studies)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Master course sites can help institutions create sustainable online programs. However, strategic planning and change management are necessary to successfully introduce and support a master course model. Join us as we explore the possible pitfalls and successful strategies that can help you reap the benefits of master courses.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Teaching Two Places at Once: The Synchronous Learning Classroom
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Beth Nettles (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Jackie Compton (University of Central Florida), Arianna Davis (University of Central Florida)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The synchronous learning classroom is designed to connect a host classroom to one or more remote classrooms for a unique learning experience. Take a look at our training methods and materials, review our technology, and experience the active-learning strategies we found work best in synchronous environments.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Strategies for Empowering and Connecting Learners and Faculty with an Online Learning Community
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Stacy Southerland PhD (University of Central Oklahoma)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come explore an Online Learning Community that promotes student engagement with course faculty, content, and peers across all sections of a core course and supports success in achieving learning outcomes. Take away ideas for collaborations and processes involved in moving the concept from idea to action and sustaining its success.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Primacy of Writing in Online Teaching: Creating Presence and Voice in Digital Learning Spaces
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Beatrice Mendez Newman (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Does it make a difference if we use “you” or generic passive voice when responding to a student? How about terse, succinct feedback vs. detailed commentary? In a highly interactive session, we will explore the nuances of writing--rhetorical, grammatical, cultural, and pedagogical choices--in crafting optimal online presences.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Concurrent Session 7
  • Technology Test Kitchen
  • OLC Session
Technology Test Kitchen
Technology Test Kitchen Demo Series: Leveraging The Institution To Contribute To Meaningful And Sustainable Change
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Technology Test Kitchen
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, Technology Test Kitchen Master Chefs will facilitate an active, high-engagement session around the university as a learning context and specifically the ways in which the institution works in meaningful ways and impacts educational and learning practices. Together you will explore what it looks like or might look like to examine and contextualize our rights and responsibilities in relation to policy, critically consider our relationship to learner data and practices of consent, and understand how university structures inform our practices. You will also discuss and share ideas for effectively collaborating within and across institutional contexts for the purposes of contributing to meaningful and sustainable change to learning environments. As a participant you will leave with practical and implementable resources to bring into their own learning environments.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Australia 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Efficiently Revitalize Your Courses With Active-Learning Assignments
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Jonathan Kreisky (Muzzy Lane Software)
Co-presenters: Jeffrey Fiske (Muzzy Lane Software), Susan Gouijnstook (McGraw Hill Education)
Track: N/A
Location: Australia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Integrating seamlessly with LMS platforms, Muzzy Lane Author activities are accessible and mobile friendly, auto-assessing students while encouraging higher-order thinking. Course creators can quickly and cost-effectively build new activities, adapt aging media, or elevate courses by purchasing pre-made content.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Skill-Builders: Using Coursework To Help Students Build Essential Skills
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: David Lindrum (Soomo Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A conversation about how coursework can help students build essential skills such as Critical Thinking, Writing, Work Ethic, and so on. All helpful for learning and for their career of choice. We’ll discuss best practices for teaching these skills, providing practice opportunities, and assessing skill development.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Europe 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
9 Questions To Ask Every Online Proctoring Vendor
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Jason Hopper (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Searching for an online proctoring vendor can be difficult. On the surface, they can all appear very similar. The real differentiators are in the details: their people, values, processes and procedures, technology, and most importantly, results. For anyone going through that search process, we’ll outline nine questions to ask every company you’re considering.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Online Group Work and Collaboration: Tools and Best Practices!
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Jakia Salam (North Carolina State University)
Co-presenter: Angie Smith (North Carolina State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we intend to present and discuss strategies, best practices, and tools for online group work and collaboration. We will provide the audience with different strategies, tools, and technology for successful group work and collaboration. Tools will be discussed with basic how-tos, best practices, examples, and resources.

 
Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Promoting Accessibility in Online Course Design - A Comparison of Two Approaches
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Lei Song (University of Toledo)
Co-presenter: Mingli Xiao (University of Toledo)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session presents two approaches to online accessibility training for faculty. By comparing the differences in course design and delivery, the presenters will analyze the key factors for training success. Attendees will be able to identify essential outcomes of accessibility training and effective pedagogical strategies in faculty development courses.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 7
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Flipping the Grid to Engage Students Through Video Introductions
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Lora Walter (Chatham University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Engaging students in the online learning environment can be challenging.  Flipgrid is a free tool used to engage students through videos created on any smart device.  This interactive session provides hands-on learning where attendees create videos so they can immediately begin creating a student-centered digital community in their online classroom.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Patterns, Concerns, and Opportunities in K-12 Teacher Professional Development for Online and Blended Learning – A Research Panel and Conversation
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Amy Garrett Dikkers (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Co-presenters: Jered Borup (George Mason University), Brianne Jackson (Virginia Commonwealth University), Aimee Whiteside (University of Tampa)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This panel brings together researchers exploring different aspects of K12 teacher preparation to teach in blended or online environments. The session engages the audience in essential questions around the past, present and future of teacher professional development. Participants leave the sessions with tools, strategies, and approaches to guide their work.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Building Your Own Professional Learning Network
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Monica Simonsen (University of Kansas)
Co-presenters: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Michael Reis (Virginia Commonwealth University), Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session showcases strategies that promote productive virtual collaboration through the experiences of a newly formed Professional Learning Network (PLN) of online educational administrators from a diverse set of higher educational institutions. Participants will engage in structured networking designed to kick-start collaborative partnerships among colleagues to improve productivity and institutional outcomes.

 
Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 7
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Adaptive Learning in Online Nursing Education
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Julie Hinkle (University of North Carolina - Wilmington)
Co-presenters: Carolyn Jones (University of North Carolina - Wilmington), Scott Saccomano (University of North Carolina - Wilmington)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Adaptive learning platforms deliver content in a personalized way to students based on prior knowledge adjusting content delivery based on individual preferences and differences in knowledge acquisition.  The purpose of this project was to compare a course developed in an adaptive learning platform to one in a traditional LMS only.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
All Aboard, None Overboard: Easing the Transition to a New LMS
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Kiley Forsythe (Mississippi State University)
Co-presenter: Tracy Craven (Mississippi State University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The process of onboarding a new LMS is a daunting task for any institution. The change affects everyone from faculty to administrators and provides a multi-faceted challenge for those dedicated to developing training to address a wide-range of user needs. Join us for a session to see how we conquered LMS onboarding.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Book Snap or “Story” Time: Social Media Exercises That Resonate with Centennials
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Sue McGorry (DeSales University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Who are the Centennials and how can we engage them in the classroom? In this study we explore the Centennial demographic and their preferences for specific social media tools  in both the traditional and online educational settings. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Bridging The Gap Between Distance Learning and Student Engagement: Redefining Engagement for Online Learners
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Dominic DeFeo (Heavener School of Business - UF Online Program)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student engagement initiatives are often designed for the traditional, campus-based student. However, the continued growth of distance learners informs a shift in student engagement that must take place. Join our conversation on the different needs of this expanding student population, methods of student engagement, and its impact on retention.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Competency-Based Education (CBE): A Fresh Look at a Viable Option for Degree-Completers
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Susan Wegmann (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Competency-Based Education (CBE) programs are notably filling the degree-completer gap for non-traditional students in higher education. This session will explore the pros and cons of developing and sustaining CBE programs as well as offer advice for leaders at institutions considering a CBE program in the near future. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating a Community via CourseNetworking: How a Social Media Platform Can Increase Engagement while Creating an Online Community
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Lamia Scherzinger (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI))
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Ready for more engagement in your online courses? Want your students to get to know each other even though they’ll never meet? Interested in creating your own classroom community online? This presentation will describe the endless possibilities of CourseNetworking, a Canvas-integrated tool, and include a hands-on demonstration!


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating Active Learning with Web Tools
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Kelly Dardis (Walden University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What does a flipped classroom look like in an online course? How can instructors design creative assignments that engage online learners? Join us to find out how web tools can do all this and more! Leave with IRL examples & a boss list of free online tools.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creation of a Writing Across the Curriculum Program: An Online College’s Journey
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Benjamin Pearson (Excelsior College)
Co-presenter: Anna Zendell (Excelsior College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation shares the process an online college undertook to build college-wide consensus and create a Writing Across the Curriculum program in response to identified needs.  It shares this program’s evolution from a model centered on strategically placed writing-enhanced courses to one that seeds writing best practices throughout the curriculum.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Curriculum Calculation: A Nucleus for a System-wide Approach to Curriculum & Academic Technology
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Andrew Shean (National University System )
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will share specific examples of models (e.g., CBE, 1-1, variable of pace, etc), implementation strategies (e.g., spring, jog, marathon, etc), success metrics (e.g., pace, course completion, retention, etc), and curriculum and academic strategies (e.g., evidence based-design guide, model courses, etc) to accomplish our goals associated with student experience that meets the needs of a changing online learner with increased expectations about their learning experience. 

 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Developing an Inclusive Online Learning Environment for Non-Academic Content
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Colleen Smith (Academic Advancement Programs - UCF)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Academic Advancement Programs is developing online initiatives designed to increase access to graduate school preparation services to support underrepresented, low-income and first-generation college students in their readiness for graduate school. This session will examine non-academic content and how it can be implemented in an inclusive online learning environment.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Intersecting Instructional Design, Disability Services and Online Pedagogy: Supporting Online Learners with Autism
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Gloria Niles (University of Hawaii West Oahu)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There is an increasing prevalence of students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) participating in higher education.   This presentation will describe challenges students with ASD may face as online learners. Participants will learn best practices for collaborative learner support strategies that intersect instructional design, online pedagogy, and disability support service. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Stages of LiFE: The Process of Designing a Competency-Based Online Education Program using D2L
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Scott Vann (The University of Memphis)
Co-presenter: Katie Sharpe (University of Memphis)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructional designers from an urban research university share their experience partnering with a large corporation and various academic departments to create and offer an asynchronous, gamified, competency-based online education program for Fortune 500 corporate employees that meets learners wherever they may be on their educational journey.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using Technology in Meeting Standards for Online Foreign Language Teaching: Considerations of Content and Institutional Support
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Harriette L. Spiegel (The University of Tennessee - Martin)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 14
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation of an online course in Elementary Spanish encourages open discussion among the presenter and the audience members. A discussion of the pros and cons of teaching a foreign language online will include a description of the kinds of technological support from the institution to ensure a successful course.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Video Presenting for People Who Hate Being on Video
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Randall Beaver (Florida International University - Miami)
Co-presenters: Latoya Danford-Stewart (Florida International University), Brandon Castro (FIU Online)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 15
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, participants will plan, prepare, and appear on camera to give a short video presentation lasting approximately 30 seconds with the guidance and support of the presenters and fellow participants.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
PBL Gamechanger: Utilizing Gamification and Case-Based Learning in Articulate Storyline for Medical Education
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Tracy Mendolia-Moore (Western University of Health Sciences)
Co-presenter: Ann Schultz (Western University of Health Sciences)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will introduce you to a PBL game-changing format utilizing Articulate Storyline. Standard written medical cases studies were transitioned into e-modules allowing for better assessment of the student’s critical thinking and decision-making skills through case selection interactions. At the conclusion of the case a medical invoice is generated which determines if the student made cost-effective decisions for the clinic.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Look Out! Here They Come!
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Debbie Lugar (Open Campus PA (Hempfield and Penn Manor School Districts Lancaster County PA))
Co-presenter: Joan Johnson (Hempfield School District)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What's happening with online learning at the high school level? We offer a glimpse into an innovative, comprehensive online education program developed in partnership between two Pennsylvania high schools. We'll share the experiences of our online teachers and students and gather your input on better preparing future college-level online learners.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Winter is Coming: Using Data to Prepare for a Major LMS Migration
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Thomas Penniston (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Co-presenter: Mariann Hawken (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Migrating to a new LMS can be complicated. This session will share practices learned through one institution’s efforts to use data to identify strategies for outreach, training, and roll-out. The presentation is intended to spark conversations around actionable data that can inform policy implementation and reduce drama.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Blended Instructional Model in an Undergraduate Foundation Course in Engineering
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Sudeshna Pal (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Anchalee Ngampornchai (University of Central Florida), Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida)
Track: Research
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will share the results of a pilot study performed on implementing a blended instructional model in an undergraduate engineering course in Dynamics. The study findings corroborate the key benefits of a blended instructional model as observed across disciplines and may encourage broader acceptance of the model in engineering education.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Accelerating Student Success Initiatives through Instructor Collaboration - How this Partnership Can Make a Difference
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Brittni Racek (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An innovative partnership between faculty and a university student success team resulted in a collaborative assignment that connects online students with their success coaches and individualized support early on in their education. Learn how these efforts are intentionally aligned with course learning objectives and have increased student engagement. 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 7
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
When Good Things Happen To Bad Course Materials
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: David Wiley (Lumen Learning)
Co-presenter: Karen Forgette (University of Mississippi - Main Campus)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How well do your course materials support learning? This interactive demonstration shares what’s possible when you have the power to measure and iteratively improve course materials. See and hear from faculty how data, learning design, and interactivity come together to better support student learning. Bring a device to explore hands-on!


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
X Marks the Spot! Using Custom Mapping Software to Enhance Student Engagement by Connecting Distance Students to Campus and Each Other
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Caputo (University of Alabama )
Co-presenter: Andrew Richardson (The University of Alabama)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Distance students can often feel isolated. Beginning with an interactive mapping activity, this session describes how one institution developed custom mapping software, personalized video content, and discussion assignments in specific courses including their online orientation to create learning environments that connect students to one another and the campus community.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 7
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Virtual Lab Simulations: Evaluating, Implementing And Experimenting
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Samuel Butcher (Labster)
Co-presenter: Shalaunda Reeves (University of Florida)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Take an in-depth look at the status of virtual labs in higher education and uncover what research shows about learning with virtual labs. Shalaunda Reeves from the University of Florida (UFL) will speak to her experience implementing and leveraging virtual labs in UFL’s courses.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1
Concurrent Session 7
Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 2
Concurrent Session 7
Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
Gamified Session
Roll for Initiative: What Dungeons & Dragons Can Teach Us about Course Design
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kristin Ziska Strange (University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Those of us who have played Dungeons & Dragons and other tabletop roleplaying games know how engaging the games can be.  But does this game offer anything we can bring to an online or blended class? Maybe it does, but you’re going to have to roll for initiative to find out.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Four Years of CHLOE Data: What We've Learned About Online Education
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ron Legon (Quality Matters)
Co-presenters: Richard Garrett (Eduventures Inc.), Eric Fredericksen (University of Rochester)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Four years of CHLOE (Changing Landscape of Online Education) surveys have deepened our understanding of current practices and trends in online learning, including issues of leadership, governance, pedagogy, technology, finances, competition, student outcomes, and quality assurance. The CHLOE researchers discuss key findings and strategic challenges in dialog with the audience.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Course Exchange, Where Sharing Economy Meets Higher Education
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Samantha Brown (Regis University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Embracing shared economy trends, many higher education institutions with limited resources are applying a course exchange approach to enrich their course and program offerings.  Using the Higher Learning Course Exchange (formerly OCICU) as an example, this presentation will examine how a course exchange model benefit students and institutions. 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Atlantic Hall
  • OLC Session
Other
Networking Coffee Break (Thurs PM)
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the exhibit hall (Atlantic Ballroom) for our final networking coffee break.  Take this last chance to grab some refreshments, network with other attendees, participate in Speed Networking/Technology Test Kitchen activities, and make your final visits with our conference exhibitors.  This is also your last opportunity to get your card stamped by our exhibitors to enter the drawing for some fabulous prizes!  Cards must be turned in at the OLC booth (Booth TBD) by the end of this session in order to be eligible for the prize drawing.  Winners will be notified by Twitter and email.
 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
  • OLC Session
Other
Speed Networking Lounge - Networking Break: Virtual Networking - Games and Design in Online Courses
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Games and Design in Online Courses

Pop into our virtual break out rooms and network with other virtual attendees.  There will be fun conversations and a prize will be given away!

Link to join: https://zoom.us/j/784036345 

Host: Keegan Long-Wheeler


  • OLC Session
Other
IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advocacy) Drop-In (Thurs PM)
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

The IDEA Drop-ins serve as an opportunity to share your thoughts/impressions/comments about our IDEA efforts in order to make OLC conferences and events more inclusive and diverse.  Come chat with IDEA committee members at our station, found in close proximity to the Speed Networking Lounge (Atlantic Exhibit Hall) during each networking coffee break.  Share your thoughts on ideas to help us continue to transform the conference experience.

  • Wednesday, 3:00pm-3:45pm
  • Thursday, 10:30am-11:15am
  • Thursday, 2:00pm-3:00pm

  • OLC Session
Other
Speed Networking Lounge - Networking Break: Instructional Designers
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Hall - Speed Networking Lounge
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Stop by during the final networking coffee break for special treats and fun activities. This session will have a table designated for any Instructional Designers. Bring your Passport and complete the activities listed  - its your last opportunity to win prizes. Because how often do you have the chance to network with amazing people AND win awesome things?


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
BioSpine: Designing a Biology Program with Adaptive Courseware and Active Learning Experiences
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Peter van Leusen (Arizona State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To foster student success, Arizona State University is implementing an online undergraduate biology program that leverages adaptive courseware and active learning. The adaptive platform connects the content of fifteen core and elective courses. Additionally, active learning activities support the development of higher order thinking and soft skills.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Designing And Deploying the Next Generation (Integration) Scorecard With OLC And DXtera
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Dale Allen (DXtera Institute)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Today’s students are hyper-aware of return on investment. With student loan debt ballooning, fewer students are making the long-term commitment to obtain a two or four year degree. In order to attract and retain students, higher ed will need to change the way it accesses, utilizes and leverages its data. 

 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Future Proofing Higher Education: Aligning Academic Outcomes to Marketable Skills
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Racheal Killian (Western Governors University)
Co-presenter: Samantha Coen (Western Governors University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At a leading competency-based institution, in-demand industry skills are driving academic decision making. This model informs academic content, from developing flexible learning pathways to gathering evidence of practice and institutional effectiveness. In this session, you will learn about an evolving model that leverages industry skills to inform the student experience.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 8
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
Gamified Session
From Start to Finish, 25 Weeks of Collaboration & Best Practices for Instructional Designers and Faculty
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Dorothy Loftin (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Ingrid Skoog (Oregon State University)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Contestants engage with game hosts to find the top answers on a variety of questions, best practices, and ideas surrounding the faculty/ID collaboration during course development. Leave with a smile on your face, ideas for continued improvement, and a prize if you’re lucky!


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
May the (Grading) Force Be with You: Creating Effective Rubrics
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Alicia Ramberg (Horry-Georgetown Technical College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In online classes, providing students with detailed feedback on their work is a crucial but time-consuming process. Rubrics can be a lightsaber for faculty to grade student work more efficiently and effectively. This session will demonstrate building an effective rubric and using the rubrics tool within an LMS.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Benefits of Encouraging Student Collaboration Through a Video-Based Peer Review Platform: An Exploratory Study
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Stuart Braiman (TechSmith)
Co-presenter: Chimobi Ucha (Michigan State University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We examined the potential for peer review in student-created videos to facilitate collaborative engagement and active learning in large/online courses, while simultaneously improving student media literacy. This session will describe the study and the process for guiding students through the assignment without the need for any prerequisite training.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Australia 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Focus Group
  • OLC Session
Focus Group
OLC Research Center Expansion Focus Group
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Lynette O'Keefe (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Research
Location: Australia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

OLC is expanding its Research Center! Here's an opportunity to play an active role in helping us shape its direction. What would you find valuable and why? What do you and your colleagues need? Where do you currently turn for information that you'd like to see in the OLC Research Center?

This is an invitation-only event. If you're interested in joining us, please contact Lynette at lynette.o'keefe@onlinelearning-c.org.

 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Introducing PSI SmartID: The Future Of Digital Identification For Students
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

PSI SmartID is the new way for students and test takers to verify their identity in distance learning environments throughout the cycle of an online course or program and validate their credentials when registering for or taking a proctored exam.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Got Community? 50+ Strategies for Building Community in Online Courses
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Ginger Eppinette (Fuller Seminary )
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Instructor Made Videos in the Classroom: A Method to Create Impactful Connections with Instructors and Increase Student Engagement
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Kirsten Lupinski (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Shelley Armstrong (Walden University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you looking for ways to increase student engagement, connection to instructors, and student satisfaction? Join us for a discussion on how we created personalized instructor made videos for the individual classroom and the positive outcomes we have seen in implementing this project. 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
The NEW Pop-Up Video: Facilitating Student Learning through Interactive Video Quizzing
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Laurimar Paniagua (Hillsborough Communinty College)
Co-presenters: Dallas Myers (Hillsborough Community College), Mary Karina Blanchard (Hillsborough Community College)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At Hillsborough Community College (HCC), the Math Resource Center (MRC) first used basic video recording software to make math tutorials for YouTube.  But with the interactive quizzing options through TechSmith, the MRC now creates short videos that engage students and facilitate the learning process.  Faculty and staff can now take one video and using in-video quizzing, flip it in different ways to assess a variety of aspects of student learning.  Depending on the types of questions asked, faculty can use the video in pre-assessment, post-assessment, and guided practice.  The data collected by the quizzing feature also lets faculty know where students are struggling.   These interactive videos have been used for online, hybrid, and face-to-face mathematics classes, as well as in academic support. 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Analytics & Artificial Intelligence in Education: Arch-Enemies, Symbiotes, or Other?
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: John Whitmer (ACT)
Co-presenters: Robert Carpenter (UMBC), Deborah West (Flinders University), Phil Ice (Analytikus)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Recent media and campus leadership have called for applying analytics in higher education, which has been supported by advances in technology and algorithms.  Discussions about this trend are frequently polarized and lack grounding in reality. This panel brings together experts from diverse domains for an informed and robust discussion.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Podcasting for Professional Development
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: John Kane (SUNY - State College at Oswego)
Co-presenter: Rebecca Mushtare (State University of New York at Oswego)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3-E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Scheduling synchronous professional development workshops for busy faculty is difficult. One can listen to podcasts, however, while commuting/traveling, exercising, etc. Our teaching center launched a professional development podcast called Tea for Teaching during fall 2017. This session will consist of a live interactive podcast on podcasting for professional development.

 


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Concurrent Session 8
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Aim High: Fostering Online Faculty Collaboration and Student Success with Digital Support Tools
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Jon Mladic (Rasmussen College)
Co-presenter: BethMarie Gooding (Rasmussen College)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Oftentimes Faculty teaching online can find the experience to be somewhat isolating. Proactive measures to support online Faculty with innovative, virtual Library and Learning Services resources for students has resulted in high student success rates in addition to enhancing existing partnerships across departments.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Alternatives to High Stakes Testing for Math Placement
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Allison Patch (University of Maryland University College)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Math can be a significant obstacle for higher education completion. The first roadblock students face is often their math placement exam. Through a pilot test of alternative math placement procedures, the University System of Maryland found adaptive learning software can help prepare students for math success.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Challenges to Online Learning in Rural Settings for Entrepreneurial Advancement
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Karen Boykin (University of Alabama)
Track: Learner Services and Support
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 “Technology Villages” is assisting communities in constructing online learning and support for operating storefront technology-focused incubators.  This fosters entrepreneurial culture, virtual resource ecosystems linking experts and educators with future innovators.  Rural and impoverished communities with little or no connectivity present challenges to the concept.  A new deployment strategy is discussed.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Colorful Techniques in Canvas: Engaging Gen Z with Visual Learning in a Blended Environment
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Stacey Knapper (Gwynedd Mercy University & Cecil College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Anxiety is a reality for many college students. Coloring reduces stress and anxiety, and it can be linked to academic coursework. In this presentation, I will teach you how I create coloring pages in the Adobe Capture app. Colorification is the process of presenting academic information as coloring pages.

 


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Connectedness as a Measure of Doctoral Student Success
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Marlene Blake (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating your own Reality: In-House Production of Customized Interactive Virtual Reality Environments
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Steve VandenAvond (Northern Michigan University)
Co-presenters: Scott Smith (Northern Michigan University), Shaun Pitz (Northern Michigan University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Although virtual reality and other immersive technologies are rapidly improving, the production of educational content, especially interactive/skill-based content, has not kept pace. Join us for this VR demonstration and lively discussion on in-house, cost-effective production of customized VR content that allows students to personalize their learning experiences.

 
  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Designing an Online Orientation for Gen Z
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Victoria Simons (UCI Division of Continuing Education)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Generation Z is slowly taking over Millennials in education as the rising generation. Many schools are unprepared for their unique learning preferences. This session includes a review of the literature available on Generation Z and provides a starting point for online orientation course design that meets this generation’s learning needs.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Go Explore! Enhancing Orientation with a Digital Scavenger Hunt
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Karen Burns (University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The first few days at a university can be stressful to new students, faculty, and staff. This study explored the addition of a digital scavenger hunt for new staff as a means of reinforcing classroom orientation sessions, introducing new information, reducing stress, and fostering competence.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Instructional Design Bootcamp: Tools to Help Faculty Leverage their Content Expertise
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: DiAnna Palmer (The Ohio State University)
Co-presenter: Kelley Cupp (The Ohio State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty are continually being challenged to be more innovative, to integrate technology and active learning in their classrooms, and to create engaging online courses. This session will be a bootcamp for faculty to teach the basics of instructional design and sound pedagogy used to tackle these complex projects.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
OER: Effective for Students and Engaging for Faculty
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Amelia Boan (University of Phoenix - Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Krebs (University of Phoenix)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The creation and use of Open Educational Resources (OER) have been widely discussed. User surveys reflect learner satisfaction with OER, but data showing improved learning outcomes remain less prevalent. Join as we present a case study demonstrating improved retention after implementation of OER, as well as ways of engaging practitioner faculty in the creation of OER!


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Strengthening The Nucleus of the Online Learning Executive Team: Transversal Leadership
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Andrew Lawrence (Indiana Tech)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This qualitative study explores existing connections between Transversal Leadership and Executive Leadership within the global online learning higher education industry and intends to advance the context of Transversal Leadership as an under-researched leadership development process.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Tech Savvy Gifted Education
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Erin Lewis (University of North Carolina Charlotte)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What if students with limited access to gifted/talented curricula at underperforming schools could be exposed to more rigorous coursework online? This interactive session will explore technology as a tool for coursework differentiation for high achieving students, with an emphasis on students of color that attend underperforming schools.

   
  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Why Is Online Education So Popular? A Q-Methodology Study of Undergraduate Opinions
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Erin Willder (Brigham Young University)
Track: Research
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Position: 14
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study explored why undergraduate students choose online courses over in-person courses using the lens of the “Seven Principles of Good Practice of Undergraduate Education” (Chickering & Gamson, 1987). Using Q Methodology, students sorted 34 statements, which were analyzed using PQMethod sorting software. Follow-up interviews provided further explanations.

 
Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
From Knowing to Doing: Designing and Facilitating for Learner Engagement in Asynchronous Online Courses
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Angela van Barneveld (Lakehead University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session provides a summary the predominant best practices for asynchronous online teaching and learning, and characteristics of an effective online instructor. The presenter shares implementation strategies/experiences of best practices’ integration into her online teaching practice, explaining the what, how, and why, and how that relates to/fosters learner engagement.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Becoming a Mobile Diva: Successful Strategies from an Online Orientation
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Kari Vara (Cuyahoga Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Who is a Mobile Diva? Anyone who works to create, support or use instructional content that is mobile friendly, diverse, interactive, visually engaging and accessible. These concepts will be explored through the lens of developing a successful online orientation for the students at a community college.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
MISSION NOT-IMPOSSIBLE - Open Educational Resources and Accessibility - Two Roadmaps for Strategic Collaboration to Support the Institutional Mission/Vision
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Sherri Braxton (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Co-presenters: Erin Durham (University of Maryland Baltimore County), Carolyn Sheffield (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation shares the strategies and processes used at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to extend work initiated at the system level within the University System of Maryland (USM) in two critical focus areas: Open Educational Resources and IT Accessibility. Key to these efforts is the collaboration across the institution to engage key stakeholders in both identifying and achieving short term and long term goals, and this panel will discuss how both library and information technology/instructional technology staff play critical roles in not only leading these efforts, but engaging faculty, staff and students in the adoption and awareness of the resources associated with these initiatives.

 
Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Learning Engineers: Promoting a Holistic Approach to Online Program Development
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Reginald Jackson (Northwestern University)
Co-presenter: Alyssa Dyar (Northwestern University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The new role of Learning Engineer expands the responsibility of the traditional Instructional Designer to provide more holistic online program development, promoting alignment between individual course development and overall program goals.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using What You Have: The Methods We Use to Deliver In-House Professional Development
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Diana Holladay (WSU Campus of Applied Science and Technology)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Can in-house professional development be as effective as attending conferences? Why, yes it can! Find out how the technologies and tools you have can be reimagined as vehicles to deliver innovative and valuable professional development and faculty training.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 8
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Cidi Labs Accessibility Tools For The Canvas LMS: UDOIT, DesignPLUS, And TidyUP
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Kenneth Larsen (Utah State University)
Co-presenters: Mike Zackrison (Cidi Labs), Karen Tinsley-Kim (University of Central Florida)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Accessibility is key to student success in online, blended and face-to-face courses. Cidi Labs tools help course authors build, check, and identify accessibility in courses in Canvas.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Solving your Instructional Design Project Challenges with Project Management Techniques
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Lora Pilgrim (The University of the West Indies - The Office of Online Learning)
Track: Research
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using an instructional design project for a graduate programme as a model, participants will be introduced to project management tools. Participants will have opportunities to  begin to apply project planning techniques to their own instruction design projects and brainstorm ways to implement project planning at their own institution.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 8
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Curriculum-as-a-Service: A Model for Adding Programs and Enrolling more Students
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Erick Miranda (Tiber Health)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How establishing curriculum-as-a-service partnerships is bringing new life to universities seeking to expand their program offerings and increase student enrollment without upfront curriculum or faculty investment.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Gamified Session
Breaking Out to Develop Creative Sustainable Online Programs
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: David Wicks (Seattle Pacific University)
Co-presenters: Julie Antilla (Seattle Pacific University), June Hyun (Seattle Pacific University), Munyi Shea (Seattle Pacific University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A task force charged with guiding online program planning and professional development needs your help. In this gamified session, participants will play Breakout EDU to brainstorm possible solutions. The goal of the session will be to “breakout” of conventional ways to think about online programs and discover innovative sustainable solutions.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 2
Concurrent Session 8
Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 3
Concurrent Session 8
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
Gamified Session
The Voice: Do Your Accessibility Practices Sing?
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville)
Co-presenters: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore), Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium), Janet Smith (University of Arizona), Cathy Russell (University of Arizona & Lone Star College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Southern Hemisphere 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This is the voice! Accessibility is key to student learning and success in blended and fully online classes and faculty need to design for and deliver instruction in tune with regulations, standards, and universal design. Faculty will “sing” (share) their instructional story, audience members (session participants) will vote with live interactive polling, and coaches (gurus from the field) will offer advice. Come and help us turn those chairs!


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
No Textbook Cost General Education Pathway: Implementation at a State University using Open, Library and other Resources
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Maura Valentino (Central Washington University)
Co-presenter: Geri Hopkins (Central Washington University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how a no textbook cost pathway through a General Education program was created at a state university using Open Educational Resources (OER). Learn how to find effective OER replacements while evaluating OER for copyright and fair use considerations.  Discover how using OER to replace costly textbooks promotes social justice.


Thursday November 21, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Southern Hemisphere 5
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Is an External Partnership Right for Your Institution?
Date: Thursday, November 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Darcy Hardy (Blackboard Inc.) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jeff Rosen (Higher Learning Commission), Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning), Thomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Southern Hemisphere 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Institutional drive to expand into online learning leads many to consider an external partnership with an OPM. However, it is not always clear if this is the right path.  Is there alignment with the institution’s curriculum, with its student body, with faculty?  What are the downsides to contractual partnerships of this kind?  For those that have agreements in place with OPMs there also comes a point when a decision needs to be made on whether to continue the arrangement or formulate an exit strategy. This panel will share their experiences, insight and recommendations on working with OPMs as external partners.


Friday November 22, 2019 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Asia 2
  • OLC Session
Other
Slow Flow Yoga With Janet (Friday AM)
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: N/A
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for the final day of OLC Accelerate 2019 at a 1 hour slow flow yoga class with Janet Smith, 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 bottled needed.

Note:  OLC Accelerate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that OLC and the WDW Swan & Dolphin Resort may not be held liable.


Friday November 22, 2019 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Asia 5
Other
Functional Fitness with Jesse (Fri AM)
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Jesse Pagel (CrossFit Citrine)
Track: N/A
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Looking to infuse high intensity and functional fitness movements into the start of your conference day?  Join Jesse Pagel, CrossFit Level 1 coach, for a 1-hour morning workout!  Scaling and modifications are available to accommodate all fitness levels. Please wear workout clothing and workout shoes. Be sure to bring a water bottle and come ready to move!  Attendees will be asked to sign a waiver before participating.


Friday November 22, 2019 - 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Europe 2
Other
Meditation & Mindfulness (Fri am)
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Sanctuary for some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice some self-care as we turn our focus inward for a short while. Mindfulness has been defined as a practice of “bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment” (Baer, 2003). Join Clark Shah-Nelson for some guided mindful meditations. These sessions will be geared toward centering ourselves on breath, sensations and higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Accelerate in a healthy and present way together.

Baer, R. A. (2003). Mindfulness training as a clinical intervention: A conceptual and empirical review. Clinical psychology: Science and practice, 10(2), 125-143.


Friday November 22, 2019 - 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Pacific Hall
  • OLC Session
Other
Attendee Breakfast (Friday)
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Pacific Hall
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Start your Friday with breakfast before the keynote address and network with other attendees over continental breakfast. Stay to hear the Friday Keynote Address starting at 8:15am. Breakfast continues to be available until 9:30am.

Note: Access to Pacific Hall today by taking the Europe escalator down and walking through the Pacific Foyer. Access through the exhibit hall is no longer available on Friday morning.


Friday November 22, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Pacific Hall
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
The Next 25 Years: The Future of Online Learning
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ross Dawson (Future Exploration Network)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Pacific Hall
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

The future does not happen, it is created. As educators and digital innovators, we need to be our own futurists, looking beyond simple trend reports and blog posts to uncover a deeper knowledge of how the world is unfolding, and what actions we can take to shape a positive future. Extraordinary possibilities are emerging from exponential change. Learning machines, virtual worlds indistinguishable from reality, intensely personalized instruction and direct brain-to-brain communication; concepts once only found on the pages of a science fiction novel are rapidly becoming part of our present narrative. How will we as educators and leaders in a global society embrace these possibilities and prepare the students of tomorrow for the future that is here today? The history of humanity is an evolving cycle of job destruction and creation, now pervasive global communication and rising artificial intelligence capabilities vastly disrupt the cycle and accelerate transformation. In response, an intense focus on developing and engaging our uniquely human capabilities of expertise, creativity, and relationship is essential to design work and institutions in ways that realize the full breadth of our human potential. Constant immersion in information and digital devices is changing our brains with both negative and positive effects. Cognitive offloading of brain functions to digital systems makes us dependent on these systems; but considered another way, it frees up our cognitive capacities to focus on higher-order processes, problem solving and critical thinking. Our minds are de facto evolving in a changing environment and it is critical we provide the research, knowledge and understanding to make this evolution conscious. As leaders and educators for tomorrow, we must inspire and catalyze the potential of aligned and diverse communities to transform our institutions and put learning at the very center of our human future.


Friday November 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 9
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Exploring Microcredentials through the Use of Personas
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Emily Masterson (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenter: Eric Regnell (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Share the journey of the SNHU’s Digital Credentials Lab through their research on microcredentials. In their research, the team utilized personas to create a learner-centered perspective. Participants will create a persona, then work in groups to brainstorm how microcredentials or other alternate solutions can meet the needs of learners.

In this session, participants will:

  1. Examine different approaches to microcredentials
  2. Explore the benefits of using learner personas to conceptualize new offerings such as microcredentials
  3. Brainstorm how microcredentials could be used to meet the identified needs of learner personas

 


Friday November 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 9
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Story Maps - Taking Digital Storytelling to the Next Level
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Rogers (Utah Valley University)
Co-presenter: Rebecca Lindsay (Utah Valley University)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you want your content to tell a visual and textual story?  How about a StoryMap?  In this hands-on session, we will briefly demonstrate how we have successfully used StoryMaps, and then walk you through the steps for creating your own story using pictures, audio, video, and text.


Friday November 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
Finding Yourself in the Trends: Using Reflective Discourse to Meaningfully Integrate Research in Your Online Learning Operation
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Michael Reis (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Co-presenters: Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College), Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Monica Simonsen (University of Kansas)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do effective leaders effectively integrate high-level research on online learning into decision making? This session explores how reflective discourse within a professional network can provide support and structure as leaders contextualize research for their own institutions and take a nuanced approach to data-driven decision-making.


Friday November 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 9
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Owning Your Success: Battling the Imposter Phenomenon in Higher Education
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Co-presenter: Ryan Straight (University of Arizona)
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you an impostor? Full of doubt, inadequacy? Do you think your success is just luck? These feelings lead to a destructive mindset of stress, hesitancy, and disengagement.  Together, we'll learn how to recognize and address the impostor phenomenon and how to flip the script on your own “impostor” dialogues.


Friday November 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Future Proofing Course Design: Using Job Skills to Design Meaningful Learning Experiences
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Samantha Coen (Western Governors University)
Co-presenter: Racheal Killian (Western Governors University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Asia 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Aligning program goals and learning outcomes with in-demand industry skills can be effectively integrated throughout design and development to create authentic learning and assessment experiences for students. Learn how to leverage evidence-based practices to integrate in-demand industry skills for designing authentic and meaningful learning experiences for online learners.


Friday November 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
From Feedback to FeedForward: Exploring Students' Use of Feedback to Take Ownership and Deepen Learning in an Online Program
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Tilisa Thibodeaux (Lamar University)
Co-presenter: Dwayne Harapnuik (Lamar University) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Research
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study explored how students perceive and use feedback to take ownership and deepen their learning in an online graduate degree program.  We will share the results of our research that indicated multiple forms of feedback were desired from students from video screencast to written feedback.


Friday November 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Australia 1
Concurrent Session 9
  • Focus Group
  • OLC Session
Focus Group
OLC Community Engagement Explorations
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Matt Norsworthy (Online Learning Consortium (OLC))
Co-presenter: Jean Simmons (The Online Learning Consortium (OLC))
Track: Professional Development and Support
Location: Australia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You've told us you value being part of the OLC community! This is an opportunity to explore ideas to make it even better. What does a compelling community look like to you? Tell us what you enjoy, what you'd like, and what you hope to achieve.

 


Friday November 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • OLC Session
Other
Talk-About (Friday)
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This morning is your final opportunity to join in a healthy opportunity for exchanging big ideas on the move, networking with colleagues, all while absorbing some much needed Orlando sunshine. Join OLC Field Guides for the final day of Talk-Abouts - a daily escape and themed discussion (see below) as we look to take a break from traditional sessions and collectively exercise our bodies and minds.

Talk-abouts will depart from the Field Guide Station, Dolphin Convention Foyer (near registration).

*Note: Talk-abouts are inclusive to all! We will offer long and shorter walks (with accessibility needs in mind) in an attempt to accommodate as many folks as possible.

Themes for Friday coming soon!


Friday November 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 9
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Quick Start Guide To Becoming A Video Wizard!
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Chapman (Coastline College)
Co-presenter: Matthew Dennis (TechSmith)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how you can incorporate video into your courses in practical ways that will enhance your instructional materials and improve student engagement!


Friday November 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
Flexible Doesn't Have to Mean Wishy-Washy: Incorporating Universal Design for Learning Principles while Maintaining Rigor
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Karin Brown (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1-A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will cover the Multiple Means of Action and Expression (MMAE) guideline from the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework. Attendees will learn to create and fairly assess activities that give students a choice in how they show what they know (exams, presentations, tech tools, etc.), all while maintaining rigor.


Friday November 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
Best Practices and Challenges of In-Person and Online Student Data Collection
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Sara Kacin (Wayne State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3-A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you interested in learning about the difference in feedback collected between traditional courses and online courses?  Drawing on over 800 MAP assessments, our research compares the nature and quality of student feedback gathered via in-person visits (77%) and online surveys (23%), using traditional content analysis and computerized text analysis (CTA).


Friday November 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 9
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
The OpenSimon Toolkit for Learning Engineering
Date: Friday, November 22nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Erin Czerwinski (Carnegie Mellon University The Simon Initiative)
Co-presenter: Norman Bier (Carnegie Mellon University - Open Learning Initiative)
Track: Tools and Technologies
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Carnegie Mellon University provides an overview of the OpenSimon toolkit, a range of techniques, tools, content, and code supporting learning engineering.  We invite the larger educational community to use and share in this approach to improve learning outcomes for individual learners, while collectively advancing our larger understanding of human learning.


Friday November 22, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere E1-E2
Concurrent Session 9