#WelcomeOnlineLearners: Strategies to Launch, Redesign, or Optimize Your Institution’s Resources for New Online Learners

Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 20: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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.

Presenters:

Mitchell Farmer, Indiana University – Bloomington
Julia Sanders, Indiana University
Amy Munger, 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

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Becoming a Conscious Online Leader: 15 Commitments to Transform Your Leadership Style

Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 20: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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.

Presenters:

Bettyjo Bouchey, National Louis University,
Tina Rettler-Pagel, Madison College,
Megan Kohler, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

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Equitizing Higher Ed through Humanized Online Teaching

Track: Professional Development and Support
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 20: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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.

Presenter:

Michelle Pacansky-Brock, California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative/@ONE

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OLC Instructional Design Summit

Track: Professional Development and Support
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 20: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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 and a learning designer? 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!

Presenters:

Jennifer Paloma Rafferty, Online Learning Consortium
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


OLC Research Summit: Online STEM Education

Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 20: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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.

Presenters:

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Right-mixing Online And Blended Assessment and Engagement Activities

Track: Tools and Technologies
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 20: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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.

Presenter:

Tawnya Means, University of Nebraska-Lincoln – College of Business

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Story-Driven Learning: A Workshop in 5 Acts

Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 20: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Want to bring your online course content to life with real, relatable, and relevant stories? Join expert storytellers, 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!

Presenters:

Jennifer M McVay-Dyche, Strategic Education, Inc.
Katrina Rainer, Strayer University
Jess Beck, Strategic Education, Inc.

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The Neuroscience of Learning: Myths, Pedagogy and Technology, Changing the Way We Teach to Enhance Student Learning

Track: Teaching and Learning Effectiveness
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 20: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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.

Presenter:

Karen Srba, American Public University System
Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg, Saint Francis University

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US-SINO Online Higher Education Forum 2019

Date & Time: Wednesday, November 20: 9:00am – 12:00pm

Join us for the US-SINO Online Higher Education Forum 2019 as part of the Accelerate conference. In the this forum, you will have opportunities to learn, discuss and share best practices in online and digital learning with high level representatives from global institutions.

Presenters:

Charlie Nguyen, CMS Global
Matt Norsworthy, Online Learning Consortium

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