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Tuesday April 02, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 7
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
DXtera and OLC - Next Generation By Design Solution Development
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Taylor Kendal (Colorado Blockchain)
Co-presenters: Dale Allen (DXtera Institute), Brenda Perea (Credly Inc. & SkillsCommons)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Cottonwood 7
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

The Next Generation By Design (NGBD) Series is a growing international movement of innovators dedicated to deploying the next generation educational infrastructure to enable student success. This shared vision removes integration barriers and places a high value on the integrability of applications and systems to enable choice. This is an action-oriented session with participants involved in developing the Next Generation of solutions that remove the integration barriers limiting the delivery or analytics associated with online learning.  


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 April 02, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 8
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Big Sandwich, Little Bites! Planning and Strategies for Web Accessibility
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Wendy MacColl (DigiLearn Services LLC)
Co-presenters: Kaitlin Garrett (Online Learning Consortium), Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 8
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Research trends show that while there is a greater awareness of web accessibility and Section 508 requirements, many campuses lack the resources to quickly and comprehensively address these issues. Join this hands-on workshop to learn about best practices, strategies, and tools for creating an overall strategic plan for your institution to meet current web accessibility 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 April 02, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 9
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
OSCQR Workshop
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Alexandra Pickett (Open SUNY)
Co-presenter: Robert Piorkowski (State University of New York - System Administration)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Cottonwood 9
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Come to this workshop to get started using OSCQR, the OLC Effective Practice award-winning online course quality design rubric and process. Participants will use OSCQR to complete their own online course review and earn the OSCQR Reviewer badge. The OSCQR rubric & dashboard are openly licensed. Participants will take away tools to apply to their own systematic online course quality review initiatives. 


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 April 02, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cottonwood 10-11
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Pre-conference Workshop
HBCU Summit: Addressing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness (DEI) Goals with Open Education Resources (OER)
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Co-presenters: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University), Angela DeBarger (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation), Leslie Kennedy (California State University-Office of the Chancellor), Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT), Jennifer Dame (Apple Education - Apple Inc. ), Kesha Mallory James (Lawson State)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Cottonwood 10-11
Session Duration: 7hr
Brief Abstract:

HBCUs have been developing, implementing, and sharing their strategies and success with their Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) programs to significantly reduce the cost of course materials for their students while providing high quality and engaging digital content with Open Educational Resources (OER).  HBCUs will also discuss how the AL$ programs are helping them support their diversity, equity, and inclusiveness goals.   The pre-conference workshop will include an overview of the AL$ program, the Hewlett Foundations vision on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusiveness and OER, how to leverage Cal State University-MERLOT’s services, HBCUs sharing their lessons learned on implementing their own AL$ program, and activities for workshop participants to begin planning their strategies for adopting and customizing an AL$ program for their campus.  The afternoon of the workshop will also include a presentation and hands-on activities with “Apple’s Everyone Can Code Program”.


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $225 Early Bird / $250 Full Price.

 
Tuesday April 02, 2019 - 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Mitzner Boardroom
  • Other
Other
Meditation & Mindfulness (Tues mid-day)
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd
Time: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Mitzner Boardroom
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Serenity Lodge 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 higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Innovate 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.


Tuesday April 02, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cottonwood 7
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
No Really, How Good Is Your Online Program?: The Quality Scorecard As A Tool And Broader Institutional Project For Enhancing Quality In The Online Space
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Cottonwood 7
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

 

Online education is no longer a novelty to our industry. It's time to clearly demonstrate we are doing a good job for all of our stakeholders. No matter the maturity of your online program, institutional assessment and continuous improvement should be an important consideration. The OLC Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs is widely used to evaluate and demonstrate levels of quality in online programs in various stages of implementation as it guides a systematic review of an online academic program. This workshop focuses on the use of this tool and how to implement using data and collected evidence to improve student learning and program experience. The session will also address messaging, creating buy-in and the overall development of a project plan. The session is also intended as an opportunity for participants to share and respond to the plans of colleagues from various sized institutions interested in the systematic exploration of quality as it relates to online.


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 April 02, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Cottonwood 9
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Leadership
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
OLC Leadership Network Event
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Devon Cancilla (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Julie Uranis (UPCEA) (Moderator), John Whitmer (ACT), Shannon McGurk (Carolina Distance Learning), Page Chen (Remote-Learner), Russell Poulin (WCET)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Cottonwood 9
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Join us for OLC’s spring leadership network event, where we bring together digital leaders from academics, non-profits, and the private sector to discuss new pathways to digital partnerships. Increasingly, the changing educational landscape along with the rise of alternative educational providers has opened new pathways and opportunities in digital leadership, research and collaboration. Digital leaders are guiding initiatives at traditional academic institutions and non-profits, developing new products and approaches within the private sector, and working to establish policies and regulations within government. We see ever increasing demand for cross-sector collaborations led by digital leaders across an increasingly diverse educational landscape. Join us at this half day event for featured presentations and small group discussions on emerging opportunities for digital leaders and the skills needed to develop as a well-rounded leader.

 


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 April 02, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aurora Foyer
  • Other
Other
Early Registration
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd
Time: 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Aurora Foyer
Session Duration: 4hr
Brief Abstract:

Don't wait in line Wednesday morning and miss portions of a workshop, the Community College Summit, or the HBCU Summit.  Check-in at conference registration Tuesday evening from 3-7pm to pick up your conference badge and materials. After you check-in, take part in the Tuesday evening events including: the OLC/MERLOT Awards & Leadership Ceremony and Reception (purchased ticket required for non-award winners; this event replaces past years’ Awards Luncheon), Exhibit Hall Preview, and Tour of the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center. Be sure to make your travel plans to arrive early enough on Tuesday to participate in these events. 

OLC Innovate 2019 registration is located in the Aurora Registration Foyer.  Walk through the hotel lobby to the conference center area, then look for the directional signs.


Tuesday April 02, 2019 - 4:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Juniper A/B
  • Other
  • MERLOT Award Winner
Other
OLC/MERLOT Awards & Leadership Ceremony and Cocktail Reception
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd
Time: 4:15 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Juniper A/B
Session Duration: 2hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a special evening ceremony and cocktail reception as we honor OLC and MERLOT Award Winners and other leaders immersed in the higher education digital landscape. MERLOT Award Winners, Best-in-Track Awards, and Effective Practice Awards will be presented. Conference volunteers will also be recognized. Congratulations to all of our award winners! Tickets are required to attend and may be purchased at the registration desk for $40.


Tickets are required to attend and may be purchased for $40.

 
Tuesday April 02, 2019 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Aurora Ballroom
  • Other
Other
Exhibit Hall Preview
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd
Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Aurora Ballroom
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Check into the conference early during our Tuesday evening early registration hours (5-7pm; Aurora Foyer), then join our sponsors and exhibitors in the Aurora Ballroom Exhibit Hall for a special preview event. A ticket for a free adult beverage (wine, beer, soda) and light snack will be provided. Stop by the Innovation Studio to see what they are creating during the conference, plus get an early start on your exhibitor stamp card for some fabulous prizes!


Tuesday April 02, 2019 - 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Aurora Foyer
  • Other
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Other
Tour of the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center (Tues PM)
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Aurora Foyer
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join the OLC Innovate Rangers and other conference attendees for a tour of the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center! 

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

  • Conference breakout session areas
  • Tuesday Evening Campfire Gathering – Game Night (Ski Village in the Grand Lodge)
  • Wednesday Evening Campfire Gathering – IDEA Night (Juniper Pre-function)
  • Wednesday Morning Workshop and Summit Breakfast and Friday Closing Event (Spruce Foyer)
  • Thursday ProctorU Apres Ski Party following the Keynote Address (Adams Pre-function)
  • Aurora (exhibit hall) and Adams (breakfast, general sessions) Ballrooms
  • Registration and Ranger Station locations
  • Accessibility points, including elevators and escalators
  • Restaurants
  • Indoor and outdoor water complexes 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 Ranger tour guide at the Ranger Station (Aurora Foyer) near conference registration.   


Tuesday April 02, 2019 - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Ski Village in the Grand Lodge
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
Tuesday Evening Campfire Gathering: Game Night
Date: Tuesday, April 2nd
Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ski Village in the Grand Lodge
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

We’ll roll out the twenty-sided dice, shuffle the decks, and calibrate the joysticks for a night of games. Whether you’re new to role playing games or the best card player at your institution, we’ll have a game for you. You’re invited to bring your favorite games for all to enjoy. In particular, some attendees plan to bring their Switch consoles to play multiplayer video games in community.

Snacks and beverages will be available to fuel your competitive and cooperative nature. Join us for an evening to unwind, gather by the firepit with a drink from our hot chocolate bar (or purchase an adult beverage from the bar right there in our game area), and build relationships with some of the best people around!  

The Ski Village is in the Grand Lodge, which is the large A-framed atrium just below the hotel main lobby.  The Ski Village is on the right side of the Grand Lodge close to the large windows.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Spruce 1
  • Other
Other
Slow Flow Yoga With Janet (Wed AM)
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 1
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

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

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


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Mitzner Boardroom
  • Other
Other
Meditation & Mindfulness (Wed am)
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Mitzner Boardroom
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Serenity Lodge 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 higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Innovate 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 April 03, 2019 - 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Spruce Lobby
  • Other
Other
Wednesday Continental Breakfast
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce Lobby
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us Wednesday morning to network with other attendees over continental breakfast before heading to one of the workshops or summits.   Coffee service (no breakfast) is also available in the exhibit hall (near registration) starting at 8:00am.

Grab your breakfast and to the Community College Summit, HBCU Summit, or your selected workshop room to eat and network with other attendees prior to the start of your session at 8:30am.

Spruce Foyer is located on Level 1 - General session and breakout session level.  Take the escalator by the coffee shop in the conference center down to Level 1 and turn right.

Once breakfast is completed, coffee service will only be available in the exhibit hall.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Best LMS Hacks: How to Turn an Ordinary Course Shell into an Advisor Hub, a Communication Hub, and Much More…
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Leora Waldner (Troy University)
Co-presenters: Glynn Cavin (Auburn University Samuel Ginn College of Engineering), Tammy Esteves (Troy University) (Virtual Presenter), Dayna McDaniel (Troy University) (Virtual Presenter), Teresa Johnson (Troy University) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

What else can you do with a course shell—besides teach a class? Join us for a revolutionary 90-minute workshop, where you will learn how to turn in an ordinary course shell into something extraordinary—such as an Advisor Hub, a Communication Hub, a Library Readiness Mini-Course, a 24/7 Advising Area (eQuad), a degree-specific Career Central, and more. By leveraging existing LMS resources in your institution, these innovations can be built without additional expenditures for software or consultants.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Cottonwood 1
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
  • MERLOT
Workshop
MERLOT Content Builder III: Developing Web-based OERs for the 21st Century
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Barbra Bied Sperling (California State University Fullerton and MERLOT)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Cottonwood 1
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will show MERLOT’s redesigned accessible web development tool, Content Builder. It is now integrated with the MERLOT repository, making it easier than ever for instructional designers, instructors, and students to create syllabi,  accessible online teaching and learning websites and so much more!


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Cottonwood 10-11
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Accessibility by Design: The Basics
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Katie Bridges (Georgia Highlands College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 10-11
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act establishes guidelines organizations must follow to ensure electronic/information technology fully accessible to everyone. This session will focus on the basics of designing documents, spreadsheets and presentations to ensure that when they are included as part of a distance education course they are fully accessible.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Cottonwood 2-3
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Online Success Models for Student and Faculty Readiness
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Denise Barton (Wake Technical Community College)
Co-presenter: Tyler Dockery (Wake Technical Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 2-3
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

An avalanche of students taking online classes fail or drop their classes due to a lack of either student readiness, faculty readiness, or both; yet a solution to this problem is available to all colleges who want to improve their online course success and retention statistics. This solution provides free access for students to an online course that prepares them to take online classes and provides faculty with a certification process to ensure competency in developing and teaching online classes, while mentoring and a course review processes keep online course quality high. See how your college can utilize these tools and earn a readiness certificate yourself by attending this workshop.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Cottonwood 4-5
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Authentic Laboratory Experiences for All Students, Including Those with Special Needs, in College Level Non-Major’s On-line Biology – “Moving Mountains in Digital, Blended and Online Learning”
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Roy Mason (Mt. San Jacinto College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 4-5
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Higher education institutions have questioned on-line teaching of laboratory based science courses as meeting the objectives of degree requirements. Of special interest is how these classes can be made available to special needs learners. This workshop will discuss concerns, solutions, and engage participants in an authentic on-line laboratory exercise.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Cottonwood 6
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Utilizing Design Thinking to Guide Design and Development of Online Graduate Level Courses
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Ilana Bayer (McMaster University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 6
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Design thinking provides a structured approach that can enable educators to uncover challenges and explore innovative solutions to meet the needs of their learners. In this session, we will discuss how design thinking can be used to guide course re-design, strategies to address challenges with data collection, results from the design thinking approach and how the process can be used for participant's own work.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Cottonwood 7
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
  • MERLOT
Workshop
Remixing and Reusing OER
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Vera Kennedy (West Hills College Lemoore)
Co-presenter: Ana Leon (West Hills Community College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Cottonwood 7
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop provide step-by-step instruction on how to remix and reuse open educational materials including determining production and distribution options based the original source license, personalizing materials to your teaching and learning needs, creating attributions for publication and distribution, relicensing and sharing your work. 


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Cottonwood 8
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
One Boulder at a Time: A Rotating Exploration of Digital Solutions to Teaching/Learning Challenges
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Bonnie Mullinix (Walden University)
Co-presenters: Phillip Edwards (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), David McCurry (University of South Carolina Upstate), Michael Lampe (University of South Carolina Upstate), David Williams (University of South Alabama)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 8
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

In a table-rotating, unconference-style format, workshop participants partner with session co-facilitators to share, discuss, and collect technologies, tools, and approaches found useful in their work as educational developers.  Each table-group will begin with a guided example and then generate/collect ideas to include in a collaborative online document.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Cottonwood 9
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
  • Blended
  • HBCU
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Workshop
Assessing the Accessibility of Web 2.0 Tools
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Wendy Torres (Coppin State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Cottonwood 9
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

 This hands on session will discuss and illustrate what to look for when you are evaluating Web 2.0 Tools.  Participants will get concrete examples of what to look for as well as scoring template they can use for evaluation. Please bring an Internet Enabled Device to fully participate.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Juniper A/B
Workshop Session 1
  • Other
  • Community College
Other
Community College Summit: Re-Imagining Success
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Luke Dowden (Alamo Community College District ) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Haley Glover (Lumina Foundation), Michelle Pacansky-Brock (California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative/@ONE), Michael Gage (Pueblo Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Juniper A/B
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

It is not enough to enroll community college students in online programs, give them an online orientation, and set them free on their own to succeed! In this panel, student success defined as persistence to completion will be critically examined. Panelists will discuss equitable models that foster inclusivity by removing financial barriers and creating a sense of belonging for online students. A special emphasis will be placed on the role of the employer in the success of part-time, exclusively online students; the efficacy of work-based learning experiences; and the impact of empathy and connection in instructor-student relationships. Three break-out sessions will follow the panel and explore: (a) engaging employers in student success, (b) designing work-based learning opportunities to cultivate marketable skills, and (c) building a sense of belonging through humanized online teaching and learning. 


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Juniper C
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
As if by Magic! Exploring the Processes and Problems of Producing Educational Media
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Andrea Beukema (Cornell University)
Co-presenter: Allie Buck (Cornell University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Juniper C
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Educational media productions and innovations often suffer because participants poorly understand the goals and constraints facing others (typically faculty, media producers, and instructional designers). This workshop uses a role-playing game to interactively address this gap and provide tools and models for interaction that participant’s can return to the their institution.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Maple 5
Workshop Session 1
  • Other
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Other
HBCU Summit Welcome and "Peak" the Interest of Your Faculty with Rock-Solid OER Professional Development
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Co-presenters: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University), Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT), Tracy Barley (North Carolina Central), Jean Medastin (Central State University), Karen Nichols (Xavier University of Louisiana), Rona Tyger (Dillard University)
Track: N/A
Location: Maple 5
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

8:30am - 9:10am: Welcome to the HBCU AL$ Summit
Moustapha Diack, Southern University System
Robbie Melton, Tennessee State University
Gerry Hanley, California State University, MERLOT, SkillsCommons

As we begin the 3rd Annual HBCU Affordable Learning Solutions Summit, our focus will be on sharing the pioneering efforts of HBCU’s implementing their AL$ programs. Sharing lessons learned and enabling colleagues to incorporate exemplary practices into their own programs will help advance the HBCU communities goals. We will also share the innovations being explored and provide the social support for the campus leaders to be successful on their campus.

9:10am - 9:50am: “Peak” the Interest of Your Faculty with Rock-Solid OER Professional Development
Tracy Barley, North Carolina Central
Jean-Jacques Medastin, Central State University
Karen Nichols, Xavier of Louisiana
Rona Tyger, Dillard University

Recipients of the Hewlett Affordable Solutions Grant will form a panel to discuss OER professional development on their respective campuses and solicit ideas and suggestions from audience participants. In addition to professional development for faculty, training opportunities for involved staff will also be included. Examples of OER professional development are national training programs, incentive-based initiatives, training in course development, and quality assurance.

9:50am - 10:05am: Questions, answers and reflections on applying lessons learned

 


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Aurora Ballroom
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break (Wed AM)
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Aurora Ballroom
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Exhibit Hall (Aurora Ballroom) 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. Join in the “Great Denver Design Off” -  a spoof on The Great British Bake-off, but instead of cooking challenges, participants work with design challenges that have a common set of limitations and learning goals - in the Innovation Studio, bring a colleague to our Speed Networking Event, or meet with our conference exhibitors and start getting your cards stamped by them in order to win prizes!


  • Other
Other
Speed Networking Lounge - Early Bird Welcome
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Sarah Clark (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Aurora Ballroom
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Stop by during the break between sessions for special treats (including some that can only be claimed with a colleague from another institution). Bring your Lounge Pass and complete the activities listed to win sweet prizes. Because how often do you have the chance to network with amazing people AND win awesome things? 


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Aurora Foyer
  • Other
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Other
Tour of the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center (Wed AM)
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Aurora Foyer
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join the OLC Innovate Rangers and other conference attendees for a tour of the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center! 

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

  • Conference breakout session areas
  • Tuesday Evening Campfire Gathering – Game Night (Ski Village in the Grand Lodge)
  • Wednesday Evening Campfire Gathering – IDEA Night (Juniper Pre-function)
  • Wednesday Morning Workshop and Summit Breakfast and Friday Closing Event (Spruce Foyer)
  • Thursday ProctorU Apres Ski Party following the Keynote Address (Adams Pre-function)
  • Aurora (exhibit hall) and Adams (breakfast, general sessions) Ballrooms
  • Registration and Ranger Station locations
  • Accessibility points, including elevators and escalators
  • Restaurants
  • Indoor and outdoor water complexes 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 Ranger tour guide at the Ranger Station (Aurora Foyer) near conference registration.   


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Aurora Foyer
  • Other
Other
OLC Ranger Talk-about (Wed)
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Aurora Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A healthy new opportunity for exchanging big ideas on the move, networking with colleagues, all while absorbing some much needed Denver sunshine. Join OLC Rangers 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.

Ranger Talk-abouts will departs daily from the Ranger Station (Adams Foyer, near registration).

*Note: Ranger Talk-abouts are inclusive to all! We will offer a long and short route in an attempt to accommodate as many folks as possible.

Discussion topics for Wednesday are:

  • Digital Equity – Managing and Addressing It 
  • First Timers Free-For-All and Bring a Topic to Discuss

Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Workshop Session 2
  • Innovation Studio
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Innovation Studio
Teaching With Care: Creating Inclusive Course Documents
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kate Sonka (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Jeremy Van Hof (Michigan State University), Adam Nemeroff (Dartmouth College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join the Teach With Care (TWC) podcasters for a lively session where we take standard academic artifacts and make deliberate changes to them, making them more inclusive. Based off of TWC Season 1 Episode 2: “The Syllabus,” this session will incorporate facilitated discussions and guided activities to make learning artifacts more inclusive.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 1
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Workshop
Opening Workforce Development with OER Today: Resources and Strategies
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Cottonwood 1
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 10-11
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
App Smash Pair and Share
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Amy J Dillard (Iowa Western Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 10-11
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

App Smash Pair and Share Workshop

Teaching and Learning Practice Track

App Smashing assists with online learning engagement and supports the UDL Multiple Means of Engagement and Representation by providing multiple ways for students to access instructional material and showcase their learning. Software applications, as is all technology, is forever changing and improving. This session is designed to allow online instructors time to explore new applications and collaborate with peers to incorporate new ideas into their instructor toolbox. Participants will explore current applications and learn and explore how to leverage the technology to achieve their goals in the online environment. 


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 2-3
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • Blended
Workshop
Space, the New Frontier: Exploring Learning Space Design to Support Blended Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Chris Johnson (University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 2-3
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Winston Churchill stated, “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” This is true in many classrooms. For institutions exploring active or blended learning it is critical to think about the space in which the learning will take place. This workshop explores tools and processes to help institutions plan innovative learning spaces. Make sure to bring photos of spaces you'd like to update.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 4-5
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Leveraging Synchronous Engagement and Asynchronous Flexibility within an Integrated Online Model for Team-Based Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: David Williams (University of South Alabama)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 4-5
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

The Integrated Online model is an online Team-Based Learning (TBL) course design that utilizes asynchronous and synchronous modes of engagement to foster active learning.  Participants will experience an overview of the IO Model through elements of TBL and will consider how it might be implemented within their own course contexts.

 
Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 6
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Hello! Is There Anyone There? Experiencing and Tackling the Pitfalls of Teaching Group Activities in an Online Digital Environment
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Hannah Barton (Iadt - Dublin Ireland)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 6
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Abstract.

This workshop is designed using cyberpsychology to literally leave participants in the dark about what their fellow group members are doing . It consists of two different activities which replicate the ambiguous atmosphere of working online as well as focussing on strategies to combat social loafing and  miscommunication online.

 


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 7
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Universal Design for Universal Design: How to Build Universal Design into Your OER Initiative
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Cailean Cooney (New York City College of Technology - CUNY)
Co-presenters: Andrew McKinney (CUNY), Bree Zuckerman (NYC College of Technology - City University of New York)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Cottonwood 7
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a behind the scenes tour of the triumphs and perils of baking universal design into faculty led OER initiatives and learn strategies to diffuse accessibility and usability principles into the process with a new tool chest of extensible rubrics and checklists to help faculty create great OERs.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 8
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • Blended
  • Leadership
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Workshop
Clusters & Hexes Creating Educator Pipelines with Online Modules: Reimagining Educator Prep from Community to Classroom
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Michael Stewart (Maricopa County Regional School District)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 8
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation highlights the Educator Workforce Initiatives Team at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU, progressive and innovative work with local districts to re-invigorate the education profession utilizing new differentiated roles. Creating teams of educators with distributed expertise in collaborative spaces through the development of essential skills through online modules.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 9
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • MERLOT
Workshop
Boldly Awakening the Ordinary: Visual Design for Human-centered Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (Arizona State University)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Cottonwood 9
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

In this DIY-style workshop, you’ll leverage visual design tools and the collective genius in the room to reimagine and remake your learning materials. Come explore fundamental design considerations you can use to create engaging learning experiences, and get a treasure trove of resources and tools to take home!


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Juniper A/B
Workshop Session 2
  • Other
  • Community College
Other
Community College Summit: Re-Imagining Access
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Tina Parscal (Colorado Community Colleges Online) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Joe Garcia (Colorado Community College System), Jory Hadsell (California Virtual Campus - Online Education Initiative), Lisa Black (San Antonio College)
Track: N/A
Location: Juniper A/B
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Are community colleges the solution to providing access to all students?  What are community colleges doing to be the gateway to mobility and achieving the American dream? Providing access to high-quality, workforce-relevant, and affordable education is at the heart of the community college mission. Panelists will discuss specific strategies to address college affordability, describe efforts to erase equity gaps in access and degree and credential attainment, and share how a holistic support infrastructure that addresses non-academic barriers such as food insecurity, clothing, and financial literacy fosters student success in the classroom, online, and technology-enhanced learning environments, as well as in the community and workforce.

“America is in an educational crisis, and community colleges are best positioned to address the challenge. Community colleges are the answer to the access and equity challenge, but we need leaders who believe it.” Kimberly Beatty, Chancellor, Metropolitan Community College Kansas City, MO


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Juniper C
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • Blended
Workshop
A Recipe for eCourse Design: Combining Raw Ingredients and Modality Options to Create Successful Courses
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Davis (Sinclair College)
Co-presenter: Vandana Rola (Sinclair)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Juniper C
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Creating an eCourse is similar to cooking – raw ingredients become a dish through thoughtful combination and perhaps a little spice! This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to turn your content and assessment ingredients into online, hybrid, and CBE courses.  Participants will leave with a recipe for design success.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Maple 5
Workshop Session 2
  • Other
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Other
HBCU Summit: Keynote Presentation "Powering The Digital Revolution: The State of Black America Report " and "Less Searching, More Finding: Using OER Search Engines to Find Your Best Fit"
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Co-presenters: Ron Marlow (National Urban League), Johannah White (Xavier University of Louisiana)
Track: N/A
Location: Maple 5
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

10:30am - 11:15am: Keynote Presentation - Powering The Digital Revolution: The State of Black America Report 
Mr. Ron Marlow, Vice-President of Workforce Development, National Urban League 
Introduction by Moustapha Diack, Southern University System

The State of Black America 2018 Report: Powering the Digital Revolution, which is now available on a downloadable app and via this link http://soba.iamempowered.com/ is the National Urban League’s way of initiating a conversation, by way of information, regarding the “digital divide” and some of the ways the divide impacts communities of color, generally, and African Americans/Blacks. This presentation is an opportunity to provide a vehicle for identifying challenges, offering solutions (even if only partial solutions), and further spurring debate, discussion, strategizing and action.  Followed by discussion 

11:15am - 11:50am: Less Searching, More Finding: Using OER Search Engines to Find Your Best Fit
Johannah White, Xavier University of Louisiana

The availability of open educational resources (OER) has exponentially increased in the last decade. Over 100,000 OER exist in English alone. Learning which websites to use and searching them one after another is a laborious time-consuming process. Using newly created OER search engines can greatly simplify your search process, narrow your options to better quality resources, and save valuable time in class preparation. BYOD and learn in real time!

11:50am - 12:00pm: Questions, answers and reflections on applying lessons learned


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Summit 6-7
  • Other
Other
OLC Ranger Program Kick-Off Luncheon **Program participants only**
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Summit 6-7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you new to OLC Innovate 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 Innovate Ranger program is for you.  Sign-up here!

The Ranger 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 Ranger Program Kick-off Lunch on Wednesday, April 3 at 12:00pm in Summit 6-7.  This is the only lunch provided by OLC and MERLOT during the conference, so don't miss your opportunity to join in the fun!  

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


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Concurrent Session 1
  • Innovation Studio
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Innovation Studio
Designing Culturally Relevant OER for Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Chris Luchs (CCCOnline)
Co-presenters: Bridgitt Mitchell (Colorado Community Colleges Online), Kae Novak (Front Range Community College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This innovation lab will focus on how Open Education Resource initiatives facilitates participants incorporation of cultural competence, critical consciousness, and data justice to change their online curriculum. These three areas represent an avenue where faculty, instructors, and instructional designers can contribute to strategic inclusion and diversity goals and improve access.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Concurrent Session 1
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
A Wicked Problem: Defeating the Monster of Faculty Development
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Breana Yaklin (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Nick Noel (Michigan State University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session shares a wicked problem we’ve encountered: faculty teaching and technology support. We will break down why this is a challenge for our institution and share our human-centered design approach for addressing it. Join us to tackle the monster of faculty development and solve our wicked problem.

 
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Access to Online Education in Rural America: Bridging the Digital Divide
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Steve VandenAvond (Northern Michigan University)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Developing rigorous online experiences is futile if students cannot engage with them.  The lack of fast, dependable internet access is common among rural students. It also affects economic development by hampering employee training. To address this educational digital divide in rural Michigan, NMU created the Educational Access Network (EAN).


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Adaptive Learning: Passing Fad or an Approach to Stay?
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jacqui Hayes (Smart Sparrow)
Co-presenter: Ada Woo (ACT Inc.)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Five years ago, adaptive learning was the buzzword of the day– complete with “robot tutors in the sky” kind of hype. But has the hype proven out? Is there evidence to back up the promises of adaptive learning? Further, what have we learned about effective learning because of these new practices and approaches? When it comes to edtech, it's easy to make claims that distract rather than invite thoughtful conversation. Join a group of experts, entrepreneurs and educators for a discussion that discusses the state of adaptive learning, looks at what we’ve learned so far, and what might be next.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Bring Meaning to Online Discussions with Intentional Design
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Melissa Brydon (Regis University)
Co-presenter: Jill Giacomini (Regis University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As online enrollments increase, instructors struggle to adapt traditional pedagogical practices to the online learning environment. Asynchronous discussions tend to be the standard way of engaging students online, yet this practice has several shortcomings. The presenters share one novel discussion approach that they have used to more fully engage students.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Data-driven Online Instructor Development
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Alan Young (Brigham Young University-Idaho)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The online classroom is a source of rich data to inform on-going improvement in online teaching, including this three-pronged strategy to data-driven online instructor development: 1) LMS data
2) Behavior-based student feedback
3) Peer & self assessment


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT Award Winner
Emerging Ideas Session
Hot Things Cool, Fast Things Slow, & Students Need More Examples: An OER For Thermodynamics
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Margot Vigeant (Bucknell University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This online learning module is designed to support independent or supplemental learning in the field of engineering thermodynamics.  It includes definitional text, inquiry-based simulations, student-generated video analogies, and references exercises and reading to learn more.  


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
"I Didn't Think it Would be this Hard...": Mandatory Time Planning for Online Students
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Joshua Steele (University of Arizona)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do we ensure students are ready for the pace of our online courses? This session will review a new module created at our institution designed to engage students in a reflection of their existing time commitments (and shortages) to provide automated advisement on first term course load.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Blended
  • Leadership
Emerging Ideas Session
Innovating Faster and Better in Online and Blended Learning to Achieve Institutional Goals
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Chris Millet (The Pennsylvania State University)
Co-presenter: Shubha Kashyap (Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As lines between online, resident, blended, synchronous and asynchronous education blur, we are bringing the benefits of each mode of learning to all students. Let us tell you about key lessons and successes in developing an approach to systematic, operationalized, scalable innovation that meets the needs of faculty and students.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Innovation Newly Weds: Team solutions for Innovation Success
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Corri Nicoletti (Lumen Learning)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Innovating in Higher Education can feel like a challenging obstacle course, demanding determination, grit, and optimism of Educational Technology teams. I mimic the format of a game show to isolate political struggles, confront implementation obstacles, and identify solutions and approaches to new tools and innovative success.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Moving Faculty Forward to Innovation and Exploration
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University)
Co-presenter: Paul Huckett (Johns Hopkins University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Faculty Forward Fellows Program project, centered around building a blended faculty development program, was one of six grant projects awarded through Johns Hopkins University Digital Education and Learning Technology Acceleration (DELTA) grants. In this session, the program developers will present the project goals and program outline replicable across institutions.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Blended
Emerging Ideas Session
Teaching Digital Storytelling in a Hybrid Format
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Paul Iwancio (Denver Public Schools)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Usually I teach digital storytelling in a three day workshop.  My challenge was to transform the face-to-face workshop into a hybrid model, delivered over four weeks.  I'll share my course design decisions based on hybrid course design theory.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Syllabus Matters (More than you Think): Reconceptualizing the Aesthetic and Educative Properties of a Core Curricular Text
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Michael Lockett (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Dave Goodrich (Michigan State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What if syllabi went way beyond logistics and boilerplate?  What if your syllabus worked like a textbook and looked like art.  This innovation lab explores those questions and while pushing the aesthetic and educative boundaries of these basic but ubiquitous curricular texts.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Cottonwood 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Delivering Cutting Edge Compute Resources To The Online Classroom
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sanjay Srivastava (Vocareum)
Track: N/A
Location: Cottonwood 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will discuss (1) the growing variety of compute resources needed to support courses in programming, machine learning, data science, engineering and IT; (2) how top universities are using Vocareum to configure and deploy interactive computing (Jupyter, RStudio), cluster computing, distributed databases, container networks, and cloud infrastructure; and (3) how Vocareum cloud learning labs tightly integrate compute, storage, LMS and cost management to provide students with an optimized learning experience.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Cottonwood 10-11
Concurrent Session 1
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
Pre-Designed Online Courses: the Good, Bad, and Ugly
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Catrina Mitchum (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Rochelle Rodrigo (University of Arizona)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 10-11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Pre-designed courses (PDCs, sometimes known as master, template, or canned courses), long the standard in for-profit institutions, are becoming more common in non-profit, private, and state institutions. How do faculty and administrators negotiate using PDCs, while acknowledging and promoting faculty expertise, professionalism, and autonomy?


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Cottonwood 2-3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Unconventional Methods, Nontraditional Students: Building a Community of Learners in an Online Program
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ambyr Rios (Texas A&M University)
Co-presenter: Radhika Viruru (Texas A&M University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 2-3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In light of the demonstrated need for online programs to integrate relational elements within their structures, an online doctoral program has adopted three major innovative strategies to support online learners. In this session, program administrators will share these strategies and provide an immersive opportunity for attendees to use the social networking software utilized by the program.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Cottonwood 4-5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Discussion on the Rocks? Add a Twist of Fresh Alternatives!
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Laurie Berry (UW Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Kristin Kowal (University of Wisconsin System)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 4-5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we'll show you how to put a twist on traditional online discussions. We'll share five field-tested recipes so you can implement debates, visuals, reflections, and other strategies in your course to make student discussions more enjoyable and meaningful.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Cottonwood 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Effective Online Discussions
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Laura Widenor (Kansas State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will provide a brief presentation about setting expectations and following best practices in online discussions, and then a discussion on discussions! We'll talk about an array of online tools to spice up the discussion process. Come bring your successes and failures and let's talk about ways to engage students in the learning process


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Cottonwood 7
Concurrent Session 1
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Enabling Students as Self-Directed Learners: Design Strategies for Teaching Students How to Learn, Learn to Think and Think to Learn
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Tianhong Shi (Oregon State University)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Cottonwood 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructors complain that many college students do not know how to learn. This session will share ways to teach students how to learn, and ways to help students practice how to learn.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Cottonwood 8
Concurrent Session 1
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Turn Ordinary Video into Extraordinary Teaching with TechSmith Relay and Camtasia
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Shane Lovellette (TechSmith)
Track: N/A
Location: Cottonwood 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how colleges are using video to improve student engagement and social presence in online courses while addressing accessibility requirements, all without breaking a sweat!


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Cottonwood 9
Concurrent Session 1
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Academic Writing Feedback: Using VoiceThread to Engage Online Students in the Feedback Loop
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Meigan Robb (Chatham University)
Co-presenters: Diane Hunker (Chatham University), Lauren Panton (Chatham University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Engaging students in the feedback loop may be challenging for faculty in the online environment. The use of VoiceThread is one method for delivering and assessing students’ interpretation of the feedback received. This session will equip attendees with best practice strategies to support students’ persistence and success in academic writing.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Juniper A
Concurrent Session 1
Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Juniper B
Concurrent Session 1
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Educate and Reflect Session
The New Professor: How I Podcasted My Way Into Students' Lives (And How You Can, Too)
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ryan Straight (University of Arizona)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Juniper B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In a fully-online environment with students and colleagues sometimes hundreds of miles away, making connections isn't easy. One professor found a way: podcasting. This session recounts one podcasting journey and an provides an opportunity to help you brainstorm and create ideas for your own podcast (and will be live!).


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Juniper C
Concurrent Session 1
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Leadership
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Educate and Reflect Session
Empowering Faculty: Addressing the F-Words in Faculty Development
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kristi O'Neil-Gonzalez (CSU Channel Islands)
Co-presenters: Michael McGarry (CSU Channel Islands), Megan Eberhardt-Alstot (California State University - Channel Islands), Lorna Gonzalez (California State University - Channel Islands)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Juniper C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Failure, frustration, futility, forgetfulness; we’ll tackle these F-words typically associated with faculty development and brainstorm ways to turn them into terms of endearment. This presentation will begin with CSUCI’s unique Pathways approach to untethered faculty development, followed by facilitated consultancy groups aimed at crowdsourcing solutions to common/shared F-word challenges.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Maple 1-2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
  • MERLOT
Conversations, Not Presentations
Maximizing the Impact of Online Course Content: Publisher vs. OER vs. CYO (Create Your Own)
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenters: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning), Julie Evey (Kent State University-Geauga Campus), Catherine Honig (National Louis University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Maple 1-2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This conversation will engage participants in an exploration of the benefits and challenges of utilizing various content sources—publisher vs. OER vs. CYO (create your own)—for supporting instruction in an online or blended course. 


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Maple 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Ed Tech in Action: Using Technology to Help Students Grow in Web-Based and Face-to-Face Instruction
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Rachel Mack (Frontier Nursing University)
Co-presenters: Maria Wong (Stevenson University), Ashley Babcock (Northcentral University - Arizona), Melinda Mull (Northcentral University - Arizona)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Maple 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Attendees will have an opportunity to discuss how they support student growth and learning with emerging tech and adapted teaching methods in online, on-site, and blended learning environments. This conversation will be a forum for cross-disciplinary networking and problem solving to advance innovation and successful implementation of available technologies.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Maple 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Conversations, Not Presentations
Expanding Access to STEM Degrees through use of Online Science Labs
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Binaben H. Vanmali (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Samuel Butcher (Labster)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Maple 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A major barrier to delivering online science degrees is the laboratory component, which until recently has been extremely challenging to deliver online. Recent innovations in curriculum design and virtualisation are changing this landscape. This conversation engages participants in exploring the benefits, challenges, and successes of building online science programs.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Maple 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • HBCU
Educate and Reflect Session
HBCU Summit: Making Google G-Suite Work for Online Course Management
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: El Hadji Mamadou Nguer (Virtual University of Senegal)
Co-presenters: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network), Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Maple 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

1:00pm - 1:15pm: Lunchtime Reflections with Robbie

1:15pm - 1:50pm: Making Google G-Suite Work for Online Course Management
El hadji Mamadou Nguer, Virtual University of Senegal
Oumar Demba Mbodji, Virtual University of Senegal
Alassane Diop, Virtual University of Senegal
Moustapha Diack, Southern University System of Louisiana - USA

Time management and course notifications in virtual universities with significant student numbers has always been a real problem, especially in terms of designing automation of course scheduling and reminders targeting learners, facilitators and tutors. This is the case of the Virtual University of Senegal which has nearly 30,000 students, more than 1000 teachers and tutors, more than 100 different course schedules created and manually updated on a daily basis, then integrated into Moodle training platforms for download, and no automatic tool for managing its timetables and notification to teachers, tutors and students. We present a solution to these problems consisting of using Google Suite to help manage scheduling and notification processes within the Moodle Learning Management System.

1:50pm - 2:00pm: Questions, answers and reflections on applying lessons learned


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Spruce 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Increase Your Impact With The Right Partner In Digital Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Geoff Horsfall (Remote-Learner)
Co-presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how your organization can benefit from finding a technology partner instead of just a vendor.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Spruce 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Providing Student Analytics from an Online Class
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Frederick Dixon (Blindside Networks)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will demonstrate creating analytical reports of student engagement in live online classes.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Spruce 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Canvas: An Engine For Student Success
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Peter Campbell (Instructure)
Co-presenter: David Lyons (Instructure)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how Canvas can be used for student success. Topics include monitoring and communicating with at-risk students, using video feedback for greater personalization, and collaboration tools to promote engagement.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Concurrent Session 2
  • Innovation Studio
Innovation Studio
Using Game Design Principles to Create Authentic Learning Experiences
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Andrew Feldstein (Fort Hays State University)
Co-presenter: Gulinna A (Fort Hays State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The 2018 Horizon Report identifies Authentic Learning Experiences as a “Solvable Challenge’. The report identifies apprenticeships and “course projects situated in the community” as strategies for authentic learning. In this session we present a strategy for creating authentic, online or blended experiences, that can be created using game design principles. 


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Concurrent Session 2
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
An in-person class from anywhere?
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Debra Westfahl (Fox Valley Technical College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In an effort to provide another flexible delivery option for students, Fox Valley Technical College embarked on a journey to deliver live, online classes via Blackboard Collaborate two years ago.  In this session, you will learn about the project, how the pilots went and the key findings and best practices to implement this flexible delivery format.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Bloom’s Taxonomy: A Robust Framework for the Practical Design and Successful Delivery of Online and Hybrid Courses
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Daniel Sullivan (University of Delaware)
Co-presenter: Sharon Watson (University of Delaware)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A conversation of our experience applying Bloom’s Taxonomy to guide the practical design and successful delivery of both online or hybrid courses. We share our experiential knowledge of a multiyear effort to systematically improve the pedagogy of hybrid and online courses in graduate and undergraduate international business education.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Coaching Distance Dissertators: Challenges, Pedagogies, and Technologies
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Karen Buchanan (George Fox University)
Co-presenter: Susanna Thornhill (George Fox University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This conversation centers around the question, “How can faculty most effectively use pedagogical approaches alongside EdTech to support distance doctoral candidates in the dissertation process within a hybrid/online program? Participants will discuss the use of EdTech tools and pedagogical practices to support students at this critical juncture in their programs. 

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT
Emerging Ideas Session
Create, Review, Release: An opportunity with the MERLOT Health Sciences community
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: N. Liza Mayeux (Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University)
Co-presenter: Colleen Nevins (California State University Channel Islands)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

MERLOT, an open educational resources repository, has been growing in popularity over the past decades, specifically the Health Sciences community. If you are interested in becoming part of this community of educators, learners and researchers then this is the session for you. You will have a GRAPE time!

 
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Developing Experiential Learning Experiences
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Tabor (Wiley Education Services)
Co-presenters: Jodi Duke (George Mason University), Bill Cochran (Wiley Education Services)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Designed for an audience that includes lifelong learners, this online program employs video-based cases and activities that support experiential learning and student engagement via documentary-style film-making.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Development of a Web Application to Promote Competency-Based Health Professions Practice
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Ruth Chen (McMaster University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We developed a competency-based Web Application (Web App) with content, learning modules, and learning activities. Next, we evaluated Web App's effectiveness using a mixed-methods approach. This presentation will discuss the process for Web App development, implementation and evaluation. Implications for competency-based education and development of future education technologies will be reviewed.

 
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Different Perspectives of Engagement: One Size Does Not Fit All
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Julie Bonner (Central Washington University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In online classes, faculty and curriculum designers worry about how to engage students in learning. In this panel discussion, we will talk about research that is ongoing about different variables of engagement. Engagement may be defined at a high level but may mean something different in specific applications.

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Driving Student Success with Predictive Analytics
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Daniel Cespedes (Florida International University)
Co-presenter: Andrea Garcia (FIU Online)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover the power of predictive analytics! Learn how FIU Online has increased student success rates in critical courses by implementing predictive analytics using the capabilities of Alteryx, R-statistical programming and Tableau.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Efficacious Characteristics and Leadership Practices of Virtual Team Leaders in Higher Education
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Erin Alward (University of Phoenix)
Co-presenter: Yvonne Phelps (University of Phoenix)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Working as a remote employee is becoming more commonplace in the workforce. Employees who work remotely, and those who do not, may also have a leader who works remotely (not in a traditional office setting). This presentation will provide research and best practices on virtual leadership within the complex higher education industry.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Integrating Library Resources to Promote Communication in the Classroom: Partnerships Between Librarians and Faculty
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A&M University - Kingsville)
Co-presenter: Lori Kupczynski (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Partnerships between instructional faculty and institutional librarians promote student learning and success. Discussion of applications for various forms of content and communication asset interaction for quality teaching instruction will be provided. Participants will discuss a model to increase excellence in teaching and higher levels of engagement and learning by students.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Leadership
Emerging Ideas Session
Lean On Me: Development of an Associate Faculty Support Model
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kelly Olson Stewart (Ashford University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The key to the success of an online university is the retention of high quality, engaged, and supported faculty. This study provides a window into the literature and development of a more systemic and comprehensive model of communication, support, and refinement of the instructor quality review process and responsive mentoring.  


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Online Learning as a Team E-Sport
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Bradley Bowers (Barry University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This hybrid online course methodology mimics competitive athletic training leading to “game-day” performances. The format duplicates the coach/athlete relationship: the instructor assumes the role of coach; the students consider themselves team members interacting with their peers to develop their collective abilities; the face-to-face class sessions become "game days."


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Cottonwood 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Understanding Prospective Student Search Habits & Connecting Them With The Right Programs
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sean Dunne (Wiley)
Track: N/A
Location: Cottonwood 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Technology has changed the way prospective students conduct their research, and institutions must make their programs easier to find as a result. In this session, we’ll present research findings on how prospective students are searching for degree options. We’ll then give an exclusive demo of how Ranku, the online degree discovery engine, makes it easy for students to find the program that’s right for them.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Cottonwood 10-11
Concurrent Session 2
  • Career Forum Roundtable
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Career Forum Roundtable
Teach Access: Creating Accessibility Professionals
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kate Sonka (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Larry Goldberg (Oath), Shea Tanis (University of Colorado), Jiatyan Chen (Stanford University)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Cottonwood 10-11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Teach Access was created to address the shortage of employees in the technology industry with knowledge about accessibility. Working with higher education institutions and current students, hear about the progress that has been made and learn how to be a part of this initiative working to make technology inclusive.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Cottonwood 2-3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
GO LIVE! Synchronous Online Teaching
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Grovergrys (Madison Area Technical College)
Co-presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 2-3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you looking for new ways to personalize the online learning environment and foster community in your online courses?  Let's explore how to design and deliver a synchronous online class where students and instructors interact with each other LIVE on a regular basis. 


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Cottonwood 4-5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Mobile Technology in Education: Not Just for the Classroom
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Hope Bauman (Purdue University Global)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Cottonwood 4-5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 This session will demonstrate how Nearpod and other mobile technologies can be leveraged as tools to promote student interaction and engagement through embedded digital collaboration and knowledge-checking activities in non-classroom settings such as orientation sessions. Attendees should plan to actively participate on their own mobile device throughout the session.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Cottonwood 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
UX Strategy and Vision: Impact & Implementation of Active & Adaptive Learning Environments at Portland State University
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kari Goin (Portland State University)
Co-presenters: Johannes De Gruyter (Portland State University), Kevin Berg (Portland State University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Portland State University (PSU) is experimenting with active learning and adaptive technology in high enrollment courses with engagement and retention challenges in an effort to enhance student learning by personalizing the learning experience and addressing individual learners’ needs.

In this session we will share the framework of PSU’s campus-wide initiative, with lessons learned from pilot projects with various course designs and adaptive systems, and a reflection on the User Experience (UX) strategy and vision used to scale-up and sustain implementations. 

We will look at how adaptive technology lays the foundation for a broader use of learning analytics and the creation of adaptive pathways to personalize learning by incorporating the student voice in the role of innovation at Portland State.

 


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Cottonwood 7
Concurrent Session 2
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Leadership
Educate and Reflect Session
Articulating College Credit through IT Certifications
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Charles Kreitzer (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenter: Cheryl Frederick (SNHU)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Cottonwood 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Prior Learning Assessment is an important strategy for validating the experience of adult students, yet determining which IT certifications to focus on and aligning the outcomes to relevant coursework can often be challenging for faculty and university administrators alike. This session focuses on identifying key certifications and mapping those outcomes to course objectives.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Cottonwood 8
Concurrent Session 2
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Looking at the Future of Cognitive Technology in Education
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: David John Palmer (Florida International University - Miami)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Cottonwood 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Virtual learning assistants, adaptive learning engines and other intelligent systems are poised to reshape the way we educate. Augmented by the power of artificial intelligence, these tools empower educators to connect with students individually and improve outcomes. Lets explore what will become the new norm, humans and AI working together to educate the generations of tomorrow.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Cottonwood 9
Concurrent Session 2
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Reenvisioning An Instructional Design System for Higher Education:A Case Study for Online Course Curriculum Development
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Monica Munoz (California State University - East Bay)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Cottonwood 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Based on a 3 year case study, participants will learn about the framework that Cal State East Bay’s Online Campus design team has developed to support program level quality assurance in online courses and the importance of data collection, and analysis in regards to students’ learning and quality course design.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Juniper A
Concurrent Session 2
Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Juniper B
Concurrent Session 2
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Applied Teaching Track: Developing Graduate Students’ Online Teaching Competencies
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Amy Buechler-Steubing (Capella University)
Co-presenter: Genevieve Feliu (Capella University)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Juniper B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come explore the benefits of applying a competency-based approach to develop online teaching skills for graduate students. Opportunities are designed to enhance vocational self-efficacy and provide practical experience to support future career pathways. Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on and discuss application in higher education and other institutions.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Juniper C
Concurrent Session 2
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • MERLOT
Educate and Reflect Session
Breaking Free: An OER Primer on Creating a Cost-Free Course
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University), Cris Guenter (California State University-Chico) (Virtual Presenter), Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Elaine Lawrence (SUNY - Oneonta) (Virtual Presenter), Tammy Garren (None/Self/Individual), Esperanza Zenon (River Parishes Community College) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Juniper C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What does a faculty member need to know and do in order to move to a cost-free class for students?  The MERLOT Teacher Education Board will provide you with an introductory process and suggestions for materials in this OER session.  Join us and share your tips as well.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Maple 1-2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
  • Leadership
Conversations, Not Presentations
Scaling the Mountain of Faculty Governance in Building Institutional Online Capacity
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Heather McCullough (UNC Charlotte)
Co-presenters: Pamela Wimbush (UNC Charlotte), Staci Davis (Ball State University), Kristin Palmer (University of Virginia)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Maple 1-2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

All the essential gear you need to effortlessly scale the Faculty Governance Summit! Don’t go around the mountain - tackle it head on with the tools you will gather from this conversation. Learn how to work with and empower faculty and administrators to develop foundational policies for a sound online program.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Maple 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Strategies for Designing Impactful Digital Credentials for Mobile Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kim Moore (Wichita State University)
Co-presenters: Michael Macklin (Colorado Community Colleges Online), Brenda Perea (Credly)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Maple 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The era of online and competency-based education, including maximizing hiring and staffing talent, is upon us. This panel session will bring experts from graduate and undergraduate institutions to provide attendees insight into how to develop digital credentials which can enhance programs by documenting the competencies most relevant to employers.

 
Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Maple 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Exploring Pathways to Bridge Distance and Enhance Student Engagement in Asynchronous eLearning
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Celina Byers-Lenius (Capella University)
Co-presenter: Pamela Moore (Capella University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Maple 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Let’s brainstorm and share ideas on strategies and techniques used to bridge the distance between ourselves and our learners in online, asynchronous environments. Using Michael Moore’s theory of transactional distance as a framework, let’s uncover instructional strategies that bring instructors and learners closer and enhance learning by improving learner’s engagement.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Maple 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • HBCU
Educate and Reflect Session
HBCU Summit: Whole group discussion: What’s missing from our support for your AL$ programs?
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Track: N/A
Location: Maple 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

2:00pm - 2:45pm: Whole group discussion: What’s missing from our support for your AL$ programs? 

  • What recommendations do you have for our strategies to support HBCUs collective strategies for strengthening their collaborating on AL$ programs?
  • What principles should guide our HBCU community developing AL$ programs?
  • What services do we need to provide our HBCU community to encourage and support their engagement?

Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Spruce 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Accessibility And Universal Design Learning With VoiceThread
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Lisa O'Sullivan-Barry (VoiceThread)
Co-presenter: George Haines (VoiceThread)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You know accessibility is important. You realize “Universal” does not imply one size fits all… Come see how VoiceThread helps you differentiate instruction and add flexibility to your course design options. New features for Unlimited Automated Captioning, In-Video Commenting, and more!


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Spruce 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
How to Run a Successful Pilot: University of Colorado Boulder and Cidi Labs Design Tools for Canvas
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Natalie Sharp (University of Colorado Boulder)
Co-presenter: Kenneth Larsen (Cidi Labs)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In 2018, the University of Colorado Boulder completed a pilot of the Cidi Labs Design Tools (now called DesignPLUS) to expand design customization options available in Canvas. In this session, you will see examples of the course designs developed by faculty and learn about key strategies that lead to the successful pilot.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Spruce 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Best Practices In Selecting The Right Online Proctoring Solution To Fit Your Program
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Co-presenter: Megan Leroy (University of Florida)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will outline the fundamental differences in each type of online proctoring service, highlight a case study from the University of Florida and their decision to use online proctoring, and share best practices that can be applied to your institution’s selection process.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Aurora Ballroom
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break (Wed PM)
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Aurora Ballroom
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Exhibit Hall (Aurora Ballroom) for refreshments. Not only is this an opportunity to recharge with a fresh cup of coffee or tea, but you will also have the opportunity to network with other attendees. Join in the “Great Denver Design Off” -  a spoof on The Great British Bake-off, but instead of cooking challenges, participants work with design challenges that have a common set of limitations and learning goals - in the Innovation Studio, bring a colleague to our Speed Networking Event, or meet with our conference exhibitors and start getting your cards stamped by them in order to win prizes!


  • Other
  • HBCU
Other
Speed Networking Lounge - Community College/HBCU Meetup
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Lead Presenter: Sarah Clark (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Aurora Ballroom
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Stop by during the break between sessions for special treats (including some that can only be claimed with a colleague from another institution). Bring your Lounge Pass and complete the activities listed to win sweet prizes. Because how often do you have the chance to network with amazing people AND win awesome things?

At this break, we celebrate the role of Community Colleges and HBCUs on the forefront of equity and access to online education. We’ll do a design sprint together on how we might leverage the continuum between community colleges, career and technical education, workforce development, and four-year institutions. All are welcome to attend.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Spruce 1
  • Other
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Other
Diversity & Inclusion Drop-in (Wed pm)
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Lead Presenter: Joshua Steele (University of Arizona)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The D&I Drop-Ins serve as an opportunity to discuss opportunities to continue to make OLC conferences and events inclusive. Come chat with D&I staff during networking breaks to share your thoughts on ideas on how we can continue to transform the conference experience.

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

Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Mitzner Boardroom
  • Other
Other
Meditation & Mindfulness (Wed pm)
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Mitzner Boardroom
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Serenity Lodge 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 higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Innovate 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 April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Concurrent Session 3
  • Innovation Studio
Innovation Studio
Annotation Within and Beyond the Classroom
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenter: Sundi Richard (Davidson College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Social reading tools are used by students and teachers in formal teaching and learning contexts, but also by educators, publishers, instructional designers, and other higher education professionals as part of their everyday practice. This session uses design thinking exercises to explore and develop these various use cases for collaborative annotation.    

 
Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Concurrent Session 3
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Digital Blazing: Guiding Students in High Impact Practices for Retention
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Kyle Nicholas (Old Dominion University)
Co-presenter: Alison Lietzenmayer (Old Dominion University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Lower retention rates in online programs reflect student lack of efficacy with educational technologies. This presentation examines two proven innovations – ePortfolio and Personal Learning Environment – and demonstrates how to leverage student engagement with entertainment and social media to boost their engagement with online coursework, realize their goals, and complete their academic program.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Embedded Librarianship: Connecting Faculty, Librarians, and Students in Online Courses to Improve Information Literacy Competences
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Rolando J. Mendez (Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The embedded librarianship model is based on collaborative partnerships between librarians and faculty to improve students’ information literacy competences.  The focus of this session is to present strategies for planning, implementing, and evaluating the embedded librarianship model in online courses.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Encouraging Innovation in Online Courses While Designing and Developing Within a Fixed Framework
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Fresa Jacobs (Columbia College - Columbia MO)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Columbia College works to encourage innovation in our eight-week online courses while working within a framework set by teaching online, subject matter experts, accessibility, department expectations, master syllabus, master course model, etc. The key question for this discussion focuses participants on exploring innovations in course design and teaching possible within the constraints provided by a framework.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Exploring Opportunities to Encourage Life-long Learning through Practical Application
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Justin Lee (Capella University)
Co-presenter: Estelle Thielen (Capella University)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learners need positive learning habits to be successful in their degree program. There are many approaches that can be used to help learners develop these life-long learning habits. We will discuss a variety of relevant learning and psychology concepts and explore their application in practical interactions and activities.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Faculty and Learner Engagement: Using Collaborative and Innovative Conferencing Tools and Strategies in Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Lisa Kangas (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Gwendolyn Dooley (Walden University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In an online environment, communication and keeping learners engaged, may be more challenging than in a physical face-to-face environment. To be successful, educators need to use innovative and collaborative conferencing tools and strategies to keep their learners engaged. By doing so, educators can provide learners with valuable and meaningful learning.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Following-Up: Assessing Online Faculty Development Programs
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Ken Silvestri (Montana State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this Emerging Ideas session, I plan to showcase and discuss the process and results of a survey used to assess a faculty development program to prepare instructors to design and teach online.  The specific purpose of the survey was to follow-up with faculty who completed the program to assess: (1) what they applied from the program to their online teaching, (2) how what they applied from the program impacted their student’s learning or ability to learn online.
 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Leadership
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Emerging Ideas Session
Improving Online Equity and Success - The Renegade Online Student Hub
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Bill Moseley (Bakersfield College)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, attendees will hear a case study for Bakersfield College's Renegade Online Student Hub – a physical and virtual place for all students to receive the help they need to be a successful online student.  Think of the Hub as a concierge desk for online students, where they can get help on any aspect of their online classes, from how to be an online student to Canvas help, to contacting their instructor.  This personalized help closes the gap between tech support and tutoring for online students, addressing their unique needs in an accessible way.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Instructor Presence in Online Courses: It’s Not Just a Façade
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Sharon Watson (University of Delaware)
Co-presenter: Daniel Sullivan (University of Delaware)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A profile of various methods to set, sustain, and enhance instructor presence in online courses.  Based on survey data, we distinguish forms of instructor presence that students perceive as adding substantively to their learning experience versus those that merely regarded as a visual façade, adding style, but little substance. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Blended
Emerging Ideas Session
Integrating Technology to Build Successful and Interactive Blended Learning Courses
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Hong Wang (Northern Virginia Community College)
Co-presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will introduce three types of interaction relating to pedagogical theories and best practices, and recommend effective technology tools to achieve interaction in blended courses. Each type of interaction will be discussed alongside technology with real-world examples. Audience will take away ideas and resources to develop interactive blended learning. 
 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Leading in a Time of Change and Transformation: Enhancing Your Leadership Capabilities
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Leadership in Online Learning Mastery Series provides current and growing leaders in the field with hands-on experience defining objectives, strategies, organizational structure, policy and finances surrounding the creation and upkeep of an online learning program. Come and talk directly to the instructional designer in charge of the program to learn how to take your leadership skills to the next level!


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Meet 'Joel': Using Storytelling to Engage Students in a Web-based English Language Course Using Rise
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Karen McCloskey (Lambton College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do I tell a story in a web-based course with no LMS?  Our solution is this course in Articulate Rise with a sleek web design, that seamlessly incorporates links and interactive pieces such as games and scenarios.  Come meet ‘Joel’ and see how storytelling makes an engaging difference!


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT
Emerging Ideas Session
Online Biology Labs: Yes We Can!
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Michael Plotkin (MERLOT Biology)
Co-presenters: Martin Zahn (Thomas Nelson Community College), Whitney Holden (Arkansas School for Mathematics Sciences & the Arts), Jim Bidlack (University of Central Oklahoma), Crystal Peirce (William Rainey Harper College), Juville Dario-Becker (Central Virginia Community College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will explore the promise and prospects for effective, free or low cost online college life science labs. Many institutions are now offering fully online life science classes with labs. Can the lab portions of these classes be truly effective? Bring questions, ideas, resources, or curiosity to this conversation.

 

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Podcasting In Your Class: Students Collaborate to Share Online Content
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jason Donner (West Kentucky Community and Technical College )
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to produce an education based podcast as a class project for online or on campus students.  Podcasting with students creates immediate collaborative learning based on students actively cooperating.  Attendees see how to set-up simple recordings, lead students in planning their purpose and upload student podcasts online. 


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Cottonwood 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Finally, A Complete Online Science Solution
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Shannon McGurk (Carolina Distance Learning)
Co-presenter: Leah Bishop (Odigia)
Track: N/A
Location: Cottonwood 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Provide a complete online science solution—including digital OpenStax text, online lecture/course content including digital learning and teaching tools, plus lab manuals and supplies.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Cottonwood 10-11
Concurrent Session 3
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Connecting Educators with a Loop and a Node
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Tom Pantazes (West Chester University of Pennsylvania)
Co-presenter: Michael Sano (EdSurge)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Cottonwood 10-11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In an era of digital distraction, how can institutions leverage digital tools to facilitate meaningful peer-to-peer exchanges?  Come learn how a simple process instigates conversations that facilitate sharing of best practices, favorite resources, and what people have learned from failures and missteps on both a national and local scale.   


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Cottonwood 2-3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Online Learners and the College Experience: The Integration of a Capstone Series of Project-based Assignments to Enhance Character Development
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Theresa Veach (Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global )
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Cottonwood 2-3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students are often surprised at how much they achieve in character development resulting from online college experience. A program with a capstone series of project-based assignments was designed to assist and assess character development for online students. Participants will experience, reflect on, and discuss the impact of this capstone series.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Cottonwood 4-5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Adventures in Data Visualization: Lessons Learned and Applied
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Katie Linder (Oregon State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Cottonwood 4-5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, the facilitator shares lessons learned about data visualization and how her research unit has applied what they have learned to a range of projects. Participants will leave the session with a set of resources for their own professional development as well as a practical data visualization roadmap.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Cottonwood 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Championing Faculty Development with Fabulous Design Results
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Professional development for faculty should be as robust as the course design expected of them. Good faculty development inspires good design. With positive and innovative approaches, developers and designers can dispel rumors, myths and negative-speak surrounding the shift toward online and blended learning. Championing faculty with what can be done will inspire faculty to go and do.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Cottonwood 7
Concurrent Session 3
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Defining and Measuring Personalized Learning in Higher Education
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Patricia Vanderbilt (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Co-presenter: Becca Miller (Harvard Graduate School of Education ) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a deep dive into personalized learning through the lens of an ongoing initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Participants will identify priorities for personalization in their own contexts, translate these into design criteria, and use these criteria to develop a framework for measuring impact.  


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Cottonwood 8
Concurrent Session 3
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Blended
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Educate and Reflect Session
A View from the Front Lines: Building Adaptive Learning Courses for Large Section, Introductory Classes
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Chris Brown (Georgia State University)
Co-presenters: Michael Evans (Georgia State University), Jeannie Grussendorf (Georgia State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Cottonwood 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session offers a “view from the front lines” on the challenges and promises one might expect if they take on building an adaptive learning course for large section, introductory courses. Three political science professors from Georgia State and one vendor representative (Realizeit) speak to their experiences, successes, and frustrations.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Cottonwood 9
Concurrent Session 3
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Feeling Real: Establishing Social Presence in Online Discussions
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Carlson (Hamline University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Cottonwood 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Presenters will share findings and examples of four teaching strategies that emerged from their qualitative action research study investigating social presence of students in three different graduate level online learning communities. Participants will learn how to enrich online social presence, students’ sense of community and feeling like a real person.

   
Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Juniper A
Concurrent Session 3
Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Juniper B
Concurrent Session 3
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Educate and Reflect Session
SOS! How to Assist Faculty with Developing High Quality and Accessible Video Lectures in 6 easy steps!
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Megan Patrick (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Heidi Chen (Michigan State University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Juniper B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A never ending challenge for instructional designers in higher education is working with faculty to develop online video lectures. The Michigan State University Online Food Safety Program has developed a six step lecture guide to help faculty develop quality online video lectures that implement best online learning practices and accessibility.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Juniper C
Concurrent Session 3
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Progressin’ Towards Success: Using Progress Bars to Motivate Students
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Judy Opdahl (California State University-San Marcos)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Juniper C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

First year students struggle with time management and assignment deadlines. We implemented a Progress Bar in our learning management system (LMS), so students could track their assignment completion. The progress bar was hugely successful in allowing students to take agency over their learning. Come learn about progress bars!


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Maple 1-2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
  • Leadership
Conversations, Not Presentations
Achieving Successful Campus Outcomes from New Technology Adoptions
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Dana Whippo (Dickinson State University)
Co-presenters: Carmen Wilson (Dickinson State University), Anthony Willer (Dickinson State University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Maple 1-2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Campus-wide adoption of a new technology poses challenges to campus administrators, faculty, and technology staff. We will share our experiences navigating those challenges and engage our colleagues in a discussion of their own experiences – both successes and learning opportunities – as we identify strategies that support successful outcomes.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Maple 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
  • Leadership
Conversations, Not Presentations
How Might We Prepare for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Delivery of Higher Education Curricula and Support Services?
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Luke Dowden (Alamo Community College District )
Co-presenter: Karen Srba (American Public University System)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Maple 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this conversation, Dr. Srba and Dr. Dowden will be joined by experts to discuss the growing importance of artificial intelligence (AI) in the delivery of higher education curricula and support services. From cognitive tutors or virtual assistants in the online classroom to 24x7 student advising and admissions coaches, to large knowledge databases on educational topics that can assist faculty members in publishing important etexts, AI and machine learning are keys to the transformation of higher education. AI is the next evolution of big data’s use in education. As more institutions develop their capabilities and architecture to obtain more data on their students, mining this data to better serve the student will become the focus of getting students to completion. Yet, the process to “hire” AI and implement it at scale should be guided by thoughtful conversations from administrators, faculty, students, and staff. While the promise of specific AI technology will be discussed, the leadership  required to advance AI enabled strategic change will be a focus of the conversation.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Maple 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Leading Innovative Conversations on Online Student Support Services
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Josh Strigle (College of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Victoria Brown (Florida Atlantic University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Maple 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online student support is a cross-institutional endeavor requiring complex conversations.  The Online Student Support Scorecard assists institutions in starting those conversations. During this session we’ll have our own conversation around critical services for online students. We’ll find common ground and identify strategies to help us all better serve students.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Maple 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • HBCU
Educate and Reflect Session
HBCU Summit: Assessing the Impacts of OER on Student Academic Achievement and Student Satisfaction in Biology and Environmental Science Courses
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Co-presenters: Shirma Ramroop-Butts (Bethune-Cookman University), Sarah Krejci (Bethune Cookman Univeristy)
Track: N/A
Location: Maple 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

3:30pm - 4:15pm: Assessing the Impacts of OER on Student Academic Achievement and Student Satisfaction in Biology and Environmental Science Courses 
Shirma Ramroop-Butts, Bethune Cookman University
Sarah Krejci, Bethune Cookman University

General education science courses traditionally pose a strong challenge to students outside the sciences. Particularly freshmen students struggling to adapt to the campus experience and taking their first college-level lab course often don’t demonstrate their true academic strength and often fail to purchase the required textbook which is often due to financial limitations or the lack of motivation in non-major students purchasing a book for a course outside their disciplines. Providing Open Education Resources reduces the impact of financial stresses and mitigates the excuses from students unwilling to purchase a non-major textbook. Professors have tracked the impact of OER resources in Biology courses on multiple measures of student success including academic achievement and student satisfaction.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Spruce 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Protecting Integrity in the Modern Era
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Andres Taborda (Honorlock)
Co-presenter: Jill Simpson (University of North Alabama)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Honorlock combines traditional methods of proctoring such as webcam, and ID verification with innovative new technologies we've developed. With a focus on user experience, Honorlock requires no software to download, on-demand testing and 24/7 support.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Spruce 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
How 1,500 Institutions Prevent Cheating In Online Testing
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Arie Sowers (Respondus)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how 1,500 institutions use LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor to prevent cheating during online exams. This session will include a discussion of online testing challenges and a demonstration of both applications, including the latest features of Respondus Monitor that take automated exam proctoring to a new level.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Spruce 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Outside In: How To Design A Student-Centered Proctoring Experience With PSI Bridge™
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the newest innovation in the online proctored experience. Introducing PSI Bridge™, the multi-modal platform that enables institutions to provide secure and flexible remote proctoring services. PSI Bridge is integrated into an institution's LMS via LTI, so that users have a convenient single-sign-on experience. Create the ideal online proctoring environment that enables institutions to better serve educators and students.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
Adams Ballroom
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Digital Sociologies: How Inequality Shapes Our Technologies
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Tressie McMillan Cottom (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Track: N/A
Location: Adams Ballroom
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

How does inequality shape our technologies and affect the landscape of digital sociologies in higher education and online learning? In this keynote, Dr. McMillan Cottom will investigate how technology is transforming humanity and the resulting current and future effects that may have on digital learning. She will share her perspective on how we learn for work in the new economy, her story and experiences as a digital scholar, and collaborative lessons learned from launching a digital sociology master’s degree.

Tressie McMillan Cottom, PhD, is an assistant professor of sociology. She is co-editor of two volumes on technological change, inequality and institutions: “Digital Sociologies” (2016, UK Bristol Policy Press) and “For-Profit Universities: The Shifting Landscape of Marketized Higher Education” (2017, Palgrave MacMillan). Her book “Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy” (2017, The New Press) has received national and international acclaim. Tressie serves on dozens of academic and philanthropic boards and publishes widely on issues of inequality, work, higher education and technology. A widely sought after speaker on issues of inequality, higher education, media, technology and culture.


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Aurora Ballroom
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
OLC Innovate Welcome Reception
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Aurora Ballroom
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Immediately following the Keynote Address, join your fellow conference attendees in the Exhibit Hall (Aurora Ballroom) for networking and to visit with our sponsors and exhibitors. Refreshments will be served; don’t forget your complimentary drink ticket!


Wednesday April 03, 2019 - 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Juniper Pre-function
  • Evening Event
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Evening Event
Wednesday Evening Campfire Gathering: IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advocacy) Celebration and Costume Party
Date: Wednesday, April 3rd
Time: 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Juniper Pre-function
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

We’re celebrating Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Advocacy at this special event featuring music, dancing, and a costume competition. Bring your colleagues to enjoy a fun evening and to support advocacy for equity in our field. There will be prizes awarded for wittiest t-shirt, best costume of a historical woman, best just-in-time costume (made at the event), and best group costume.

This event is open to participants of any gender and role – if you are a champion of diversity and inclusion within digital learning leadership, and want to participate in a gathering for a good cause, please accept our warm welcome to attend.

There is a $35 required donation to attend the celebration, which includes one drink ticket and a dessert reception. The ticket fees collected will go towards the IDEA Leadership in Digital Learning scholarship fund. Add a ticket to your conference registration to attend Wednesday evening’s Campfire Gathering.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Spruce 1
  • Other
Other
Slow Flow Yoga With Janet (Thurs AM)
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 1
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

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

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


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Mitzner Boardroom
  • Other
Other
Meditation & Mindfulness (Thurs am)
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Mitzner Boardroom
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Serenity Lodge 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 higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Innovate 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 April 04, 2019 - 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Adams Ballroom
  • Other
Other
OLC/MERLOT Community Breakfast
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Adams Ballroom
Session Duration: 60min
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 MERLOT and OLC communities. Kick off your morning with a quick trivia game and a chance to win prizes!


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Concurrent Session 4
  • Innovation Studio
Innovation Studio
Clustering Code Submissions for Scalable and Social Feedback
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Large online classes often suffer from difficulty in getting students feedback on their work. For computer science classes, code submissions lend themselves to intelligent clustering. In this demonstration, we will show how such a tool can be used to author individual feedback, as well as give students social feedback.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Concurrent Session 4
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Active Learning Strategies for Your Online Classes
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Julia Frink (Tarrant Count College - Connect Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This sesson describes how four active learning strategies can be used in the online context to engage learners.  The strategies are Class Talk, Writing to Learn, Think-Pair-Share and Literacy Groups.  Through these techniques learners use higher order thinking skills and interactions to dynamically construct their knowledge.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Advancing Online Language Instruction: A Support and Onboarding Model
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Emily Heidrich (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Luca Giupponi (Michigan State University), Koen Van Gorp (Michigan State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will discuss a grant-funded project in which historically under-enrolled and under-supported Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs) online courses are developed, taught, and distributed collaboratively through the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) using a course sharing model. The onboarding and professional development of instructors will be discussed as one way to advance online LCTL courses.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Blended
  • HBCU
Emerging Ideas Session
Andragogy and Engagement in Online Learning using NearPod
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Nicole Arrighi (Tennessee State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will demonstrate the features of NearPod and clarify how it uses has changed how undergraduate students interact with the course materials. In addition, you will hear some of the takeaways regarding the implementation of NearPod -- specifically surrounding not overwhelming the students with navigating between two different platforms. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Available Means for Teaching & Learning: Instructional Design and Technical and Professional Communication
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Catrina Mitchum (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Rochelle Rodrigo (University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A careful and systematic study of the connections between Instructional Design (ID) and Technical and Professional Communication (TPC) benefits both fields by identifying theories and frameworks they can share, supplementing applied work produced independently and in overlapping spaces. This emerging ideas session will explore the overlapping definitions between ID and TPC.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Leadership
Emerging Ideas Session
Creating Online Learning and Collaborating Opportunities through Entrepreneurial Librarianship
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Anthony Paganelli (Western Kentucky University)
Co-presenter: Andrea Paganelli (Western Kentucky University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation is to understand the demand for entrepreneurial curriculum support in universities and colleges through collaboration and providing resources to online students. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Leadership
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Emerging Ideas Session
Culture Matters in Creating Inclusive Online Learning Engagement
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Darryl Meekins (University of Denver/NWU )
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An instructor's understanding of a student's cultural background is important to online learning especially as it realtes to community building, global citizenry and inclusion. Faculty, designers and administrators must consider "culturally intelligent design" when designing and teaching classes in today's online environment. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Expanding Access to Education in Africa
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Kristin Palmer (University of Virginia)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do we provide access to high quality educational content to Africa and the world?  Learn about a project at the University of Virginia (UVA) known as the African Scholarship Cohort (ASC) which has reached 1,000 learners in 24 African countries.  Brainstorm ways to reach everyone.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Getting Us All to the Water: Cultivating a Design Thinking Culture
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Larry Cox II (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech))
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In recent years the term design thinking has appeared often, being called the path to better solution for many of our educational problems. This session explores questions to generate potential ways to build human centered, design thinking mindsets in those at your institution responsible for creating and implementing learning experiences


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Leadership
Emerging Ideas Session
Innovation and Adaptation in Higher Education: A Program’s Workforce Training
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Krista Allison (American College of Education)
Co-presenter: Elizabeth Johnson (American College of Education)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Lifelong learning is critical when considering program revision at a college or university.  When a college seeks to improve graduation or retention rates adaptations need to be made to promote student learning through faculty professional development.  This presentation seeks to explore training and creative recognitions for supporting faculty.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Blended
Emerging Ideas Session
Multi-modal Instruction: The New Student-driven Blended Approach to Learning
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Benjamin Malczyk (University of Nebraska - Kearney)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This educate and reflect session outlines a new approach to blended instruction called multi-modal instruction. Multi-modal instruction is student-driven blended learning. Students choose each week whether to attend face-to-face or online depending on their needs in a given week. This runs contrary to traditional blended models which are faculty driven.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Blended
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Emerging Ideas Session
Next Generation Digital Learning Environments for Use in Higher Education
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: John Findura (Bergen Community College/New Jersey City University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Whether a seasoned professional or a newcomer, this session will allow anyone who works with NGDLEs, or plans to, to share their own experiences. We will guide participants through topics such as “The difference between VLEs and LMSs” and “How do archaic VLEs and/or LMSs impact minority students?”


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Online Learning: Effective Teaching, Instructor Presence and Student Satisfaction
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Marcie Cutsinger (Indiana Wesleyan University)
Co-presenter: Theresa Veach (Indiana Wesleyan University - National & Global )
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As the enrollment in online learning is increasing instructors and facilitators must be aware of student concerns and needs which lead to student satisfaction. The Seven Principles of Effective Teaching applied to online courses will be discussed along with an emphasis of instructor presence in the online learning environment compared to face-to-face.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Leadership
Emerging Ideas Session
The Doctoral Candidate and the Dissertation Chair Relationship
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Matasha MurrellJones (Herzing University)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Attrition and extended completion times are common in Doctoral programs.  A literature gap exists regarding the Chair-Candidate relationship implications on the overall doctoral experience and completion time.  This quantitative study will discover strategies which positively build the Chair-Candidate relationship to enhance the candidate’s overall experience and completion time.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Aurora Foyer
  • Other
Other
OLC Ranger Talk-about (Thurs)
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Aurora Foyer
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A healthy new opportunity for exchanging big ideas on the move, networking with colleagues, all while absorbing some much needed Denver sunshine. Join OLC Rangers 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.

Ranger Talk-abouts will departs daily from the Ranger Station (Adams Foyer, near registration).

*Note: Ranger Talk-abouts are inclusive to all! We will offer a long and short route in an attempt to accommodate as many folks as possible.

Discussion topics for Wednesday are:

  • Online Learning Preachers, Troublemakers, and Naysayers – Managing, Coping, and Leading
  • Strategies, Ideas, and Realities of OER and Online Learning 

Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Charleton Boardroom
Concurrent Session 4
  • Focus Group
  • OLC Session
Focus Group
OLC Community Engagement Explorations
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Charleton Boardroom
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

OLC is launching an online community! This community is for you so come share your ideas. What would you like to do? What do you need? What will you find engaging? What other community spaces do you like and why? Help us create a compelling online community for you.

 

This is an invitation-only event. If you’re interested, please contact deb.burns@onlinelearning-c.org.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Cottonwood 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Pleasure, Flow, and Meaning — 3 Approaches to Designing a Proctoring Experience that Delights Your Students
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI)
Track: N/A
Location: Cottonwood 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the surprising insights and innovations that can create the ideal online proctoring environment that enables institutions to maximize outcomes for students and educators (yes, that just happened!).


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Cottonwood 10-11
Concurrent Session 4
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
Reaching the Remote Work Peak: Navigating the Rocky Terrain of Remote Work Policies for Ed Tech and Online Learning Teams
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Mel Edwards (Purdue University - Main Campus)
Co-presenters: Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University), Shaun Moore (Oakland University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 10-11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

If we promote online learning, why have colocation work environments? Attaining and retaining remote work options may seem unreachable. Innovators embedded in traditional workforce environments struggle to guide leadership up the summit. Join our interactive career forum roundtable for knowledge and resource sharing as we climb the remote work peak.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Cottonwood 2-3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Reimagining Online Education with Episodic Academic Content
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jennifer M McVay-Dyche (Strayer University)
Co-presenter: Katrina Rainer (Strayer University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 2-3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Ever wondered what would happen if your learners binged course content like they binge content from streaming video services? Join us to learn how Strayer University is blending the principles behind binge-watching with research-based instructional design practices to create episodic content that keeps online learners coming back for more!


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Cottonwood 4-5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Chatbots, Game Theory, and AI: Adapting Learning for Humans, or Innovating Humans Out of the Picture?
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Matt Crosslin (University of Texas at Arlington LINK Research Lab)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Cottonwood 4-5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can teachers utilize chatbots and artificial intelligence in ways that won’t remove humans out of the education picture? Using tools like Twine and Recast.AI chatobts, this session will focus on how to build adaptive content that allows learners to create their own heutagogical educational pathways based on individual needs.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Cottonwood 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
“If the mountain won’t come...” The Transformation of Online Course Development Practices Using the OLC/SUNY OSCQR Rubrics
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: David McCurry (University of South Carolina Upstate)
Co-presenter: Michael Lampe (University of South Carolina Upstate)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session presents a case example of using the OSCQR rubric in reorganization of online course and program development. Participants will reflect on one of four emergent issues from this process and contribute to a discussion on pathways to transformative learning, course quality implementation, and impact on faculty teaching.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Cottonwood 7
Concurrent Session 4
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Scaling Program Design Using a Program Roadmap
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Trish Briere (University of Maryland University College)
Co-presenter: Lauren Hauptman (UMUC University of Maryland University College)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we present a roadmapping tool used to scale program design for rapid course development. Using an interactive presentation, we will test-drive this tool and consider how it could be customized and implemented at different institutions. 


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Cottonwood 8
Concurrent Session 4
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Natural Disasters and Other Environmental Barriers to Student Success - An Innovative Approach to Develop an Active and Caring Online Community for When Disaster Hits
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Michelle Jungbauer (WGU)
Co-presenter: Heather Saulnier (Western Governors University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explores an innovative new program for addressing the barriers to the online student’s success during natural disasters and other major events. Details will include program design, event severity and impact rubrics, technology for efficiently tracking event data, student outreach, success metrics and developing individual student care plans.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Cottonwood 9
Concurrent Session 4
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • OLC Session
Educate and Reflect Session
New and Improved! OLC Quality Scorecard for Online Programs
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Cottonwood 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The OLC Quality Scorecard for Online Programs was just updated! Join us to find out what changed and how that applies to improving your online program’s quality.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Juniper A
Concurrent Session 4
Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Juniper B
Concurrent Session 4
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Educate and Reflect Session
Considering Print-Based Challenges for Online Literacy Instruction: Creating Access and Opportunity through Multimodal Literacy Practices
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Christi Edge (Northern Michigan University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Juniper B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Seeking to move the mountain of (over)reliance on print-based teaching and assessment in her asynchronous graduate reading program, one faculty member studied her teaching and student learning, redesigned courses, then studied changes. Findings demonstrate how multimodal teaching and learning created innovative ways for learners to access, generate, and share knowledge.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Juniper C
Concurrent Session 4
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Leveraging Predictive Analytics to Support Student Success
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Thomas Penniston (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Co-presenter: Robert Carpenter (UMBC)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Juniper C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The unlikely but true story of a pilot project that combines the relatively new Blackboard Predict machine learning model with a home-grown early alert system with a track record of more than 20 years, to improve institutional effectiveness and efficiency by helping identify at-risk students to support their academic success.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Maple 1-2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
  • Blended
Conversations, Not Presentations
Innovating and Iterating Blended Learning Models to Achieve Institutional Student Success Goals
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Maple 1-2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this interactive session, experienced blended learning designers and higher ed leaders are invited to discuss  how we might best formulate innovative blended models that are replicable in design and in student success outcomes. Takeaways will include discussion themes, a personal action plan, and an opportunity for ongoing collaboration.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Maple 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Conversations, Not Presentations
Don't Raise Your Voice, Improve Your Argument: Advocating for Accessibility
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Torie Wynn (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Maple 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

If your institution has yet to form an accessibility policy or committee, advocating for accessibility can be a challenge. Come share your best point/counterpoint for an accessible campus and leave this session with practical examples and phrases that will better equip you for tough conversations about access. 


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Maple 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
PLA and CBE: Building a Cohesive Strategy
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Jessica Hodell (Sinclair College)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Davis (Sinclair College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Maple 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The relationship between Prior Learning Assessment and Competency-Based Education is often confusing. Are they the same thing? Should institutions develop one or the other? Is one better? Learn from Sinclair Community College how PLA and CBE intertwine in and out of the classroom, in a cohesive institutional strategy to serve all learners.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Maple 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • HBCU
Educate and Reflect Session
HBCU Summit: Creating Your Own OER? Consider Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT)
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Karen Nichols (Xavier University of Louisiana)
Track: N/A
Location: Maple 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

8:30am - 8:45am: Warming up for the next climb to the summit
8:45am - 9:25am: Creating Your Own OER? Consider Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT) 

Karen Nichols, Xavier University of Louisiana​

Studies show that just two instances of transparent instruction in a term significantly enhanced students' success, with even greater gains for first-generation, low-income and underrepresented college students. Transparent teaching methods help students understand how and why they are learning course content in particular ways. Participants are shown an overview of the TILT program. The Assignment Template is given to the participants with examples from various disciplines. The presenter discusses the positive impact of changing one assignment in her own online class. Additional resources as well as how to sign up for the research study are provided.

9:25am - 9:40am: Questions, answers and reflections on applying lessons learned


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Spruce 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Using Artificial Intelligence To Students’ Improve Critical Thinking And Written Communication Skills
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Roberto Torreggiani (Packback)
Co-presenter: Meghan McMahon (Packback)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:


This session will share how technology and AI can be used to remove the administrative burden of online discussion, provide real-time student coaching and support learning outcomes in blended and online learning programs.
 


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Spruce 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Engage Students In Science As A Process
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Melissa Csikari (HHMI BioInteractive)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 2
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. We 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 April 04, 2019 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Spruce 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Ideas For Improving Learning Outcomes – How The Brightspace Platform Can Help
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Brad Ketelaars (D2L)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 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.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Concurrent Session 5
  • Innovation Studio
Innovation Studio
Leveraging Active Learning to Enhance Online or Blended Learning Environments
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Ashley Salter (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Alyssa Albrecht (University of Central Florida), Jessica Tojo (University of Central Florida)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Immersing students in active learning increases student engagement, which in turn yields higher learning outcomes and greater retention. Determining how to incorporate online learning strategies in an online environment can be challenging. This lab will equip attendees with active learning strategies to implement in an online or blended environment.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Concurrent Session 5
  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Leadership
Emerging Ideas Session
Learners Know Video is Awesome - Let's Conquer the Barriers to Cost Effective Video Production
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Erick Prospero (Ninja Tropic Media)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Netflix increased their subscriber base to around 118 million people. Would people subscribe to content in any other format? Discover elearning video training hacks to make video learning accessible, fun and effective! Leave with animation/live action video processes and tools for a scalable video learning plan!


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Leveraging Learning Sciences and Design-based Research to enhance learning
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Michael Kolodziej (Adapt2U.com/InstructionalDesigNerd.com)
Co-presenter: Teri Herron (Bridgepoint Education)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We all want to improve student learning, but how do we do it?  How do we know what's working, and why?  Developed by Anne Brown (1992), design-based research provides a simple and yet effective paradigm for the data-driven iterative development and improvement of curriculum that anyone can use to help improve the teaching and learning experience. 

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Maintaining Online Program Rigor: A Look at Full-time Versus Adjunct Faculty Grading Practices
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Diane Hunker (Chatham University)
Co-presenter: Meigan Robb (Chatham University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Variance in grading amongst online full-time and adjunct faculty can occur. Monitoring and sharing faculty grading practices can benefit the program and students, and help develop adjunct faculty grading practices. Strategies for monitoring grading practices will be shared. Discussion eliciting other best practices supporting faculty development will be invited.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Leadership
Emerging Ideas Session
Maximizing Relationships Between Universities and Local Employers to Develop Relevant Career Paths and Support Student Success
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Yvonne Phelps (University of Phoenix)
Co-presenters: Michelle Palaroan (University of Phoenix), Summer Van Pelt (University of Phoenix - Bay Area Campus )
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session provides research results and active discussion on approaches universities can take to partner with local employers for the purpose of supporting strategic student career choices, uncovering employment laddering options, and developing relevant career experience to lay the foundation for students to upskill in select occupational career categories.  


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Mentoring Online Faculty: Minimal Interactions for Maximal Effect
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Bonnie Mullinix (Walden University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This conversation will focus on strategies for mentoring online faculty that find the balance between strategic, just-in-time support and over-engagement that may distract faculty from focusing on supporting and facilitating student learning.  The goal of the conversation will be to identify minimal techniques and communication patterns for effective faculty mentoring.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Modeling Real Problems and Authentic Assessments in Online Courses through Project Based Learning
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Mark Deschaine (Department of Educational Leadership: College of Education and Human Services - Central Michigan University)
Co-presenters: Ray Francis (Central Michigan University), Jennifer Weible (Central Michigan University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In addition to providing content learning and building 21st century skills, problem-based learning (PBL) provides opportunities for deeper learning and collegial collaboration. This supports creation of authentic artifacts to demonstrate learning and assist with assessment. We will present technologies and strategies for painless implementation of PBL in online learning environments.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Blended
Emerging Ideas Session
Moving Mountains through Active Participation and Engagement
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Comstock (Aims Community College)
Co-presenter: Julio Trevino (Aims Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Getting faculty and students to break away from a technological tool that no longer serves as a bridge point to support student learning and facilitation can be a difficult transition. And through another’s eyes, it may well appear as a massive and seemingly impossible goal for teaching and learning with technology. It doesn't have to be, and while there is obviously work to be done, it's easy to achieve harmony through the use of new technology to support a sustainable learning environment for students.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
One Size Does Not Fit All – Customizing Courseware for the Benefit of Students
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Rhonda Blackburn (BNED LoudCloud)
Co-presenter: Teresa Hinkle (Kentucky Community & Technical College System)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Colleges and Universities are continually looking at ways to help students afford to attend college while keeping them engaged and enrolled in school. During Fall 2018, BNED LoudCloud launched a grant program to provide faculty a starting point in designing their courses using resources and assessments that are affordable to students and that increase their engagement with the learning materials.  Through these courses, faculty can customize the student’s learning path to increase their skills for the workforce.  Join us to find out how one faculty member has customized her course and how she is using it during the spring semester.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Preventing Plagiarism: It's More Common Than You Think
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Alan Orr (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you checking? Receiving plagiarized content from subject matter experts is a common phenomenon and one that needs to be openly addressed. This session presents the reasons why plagiarism occurs, provides strategies for checking content, and discusses ways to work through these situations to maintain rapport while maintaining content standards.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Push Back: Strategies for Creating and Implementing Effective Course Review Process for Online and Hybrid Courses
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Nathalie Rouamba (University of Saint Francis)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At the core of faculty resistance to online course review may be the feeling that their expertise and years of teaching are being questioned. This discussion will share the experience and lessons learned of one institution and ask participants to reflect on personal experiences and propose strategies to create a positive course review process. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Removing Barriers Using Presentations in Any Asynchronous Online Course
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Abby Erpelding (Ball State University)
Co-presenter: Kendra Mann (Ball State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to integrate asynchronous presentations in any course. Enhance classroom climate and overcome barriers to participating in online environments. Explore rubrics for evaluating online presentations and free presentational tools that meet accessibility standards.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Student Perceptions and the Future of VR in Online Education
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Linas Mockus (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Co-presenters: Chris Millet (The Pennsylvania State University), Joseph Scott (Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Altoona), Shubha Kashyap (Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Virtual Reality provides an opportunity for engaging and immersive learning experiences for students in higher education. While much of its development for educational purposes has been in settings with direct contact with students, like classrooms and labs, this session will explore the pedagogical value in an online learning context.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Heights: A Learning World Built to Train a More Capable Social Worker
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: David Duke (Everspring)
Co-presenter: Brook Corwin (Everspring )
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Wurzweiler School of Social Work is committed to connecting passion to purpose by training Social Workers who can navigate modern obstacles and complex systems—to heal a fractured world. “The Heights” is a learning experience that provides a rare opportunity for students to be inside the context, to engage critical scenarios, and to “see” communities through new lenses.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Charleton Boardroom
Concurrent Session 5
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Partnership in Action: Exploring Services in Higher Education
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Charleton Boardroom
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As an academic leader driving digital innovation, your institutional needs often expand to include service and support partnerships.  In this focus group, we'll collaborate on five keys areas of services:  academic, data, operational, marketing and employment.  Together, we will explore what matters most in each area and to each of your institutional stakeholder groups.  Learn from the experiences of peers, as well as share your thoughts to shape and validate the next iteration of best in class services.

 

***This session is invitation only***


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Cottonwood 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
SmarterID - Initiate, Validate, & Authenticate Student Identity the Smarter Way
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Carol Moody (SmarterServices)
Track: N/A
Location: Cottonwood 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

SmarterID is the leading user authentication tool that uses facial recognition technology to authenticate student identity. It is used to meet financial aid guidelines & address accreditation requirements.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Cottonwood 10-11
Concurrent Session 5
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
The Rising Profile of the Chief Online Learning Officer
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Josh Herron (Anderson University)
Co-presenters: Jonathan Lashley (Boise State University), Benjamin Deaton (Anderson University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Cottonwood 10-11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Facilitators of this roundtable seek to spur further conversation beyond an article they published in 2016 on "The Chief Online Learning Officer: Competencies, Roles, and Trajectories." A discussion around these findings will help continue to shape the role, prepare those seeking such roles, and support those currently in it.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Cottonwood 2-3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Educate and Reflect Session
Right-mixing Blended Learning for Optimal Student Engagement
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 2-3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Blended learning can enhance and right-size education, mixing in-person and technology-enhanced learning to put the right activity in the right space at the right time. Questions remain, ‘what should happen in person, and what should happen online?,’ and ‘how can the online and in-person experiences support each other to best teach students?,’ and ‘what is the right mix?’.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Cottonwood 4-5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
This is Us: Fostering Effective Storytelling through EdTech & Student’s Influence as Digital Citizens
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Maikel Alendy (FIU Online)
Co-presenter: Sky V. King (FIU Online - Florida International University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 4-5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

“This is Us” demonstrates how leveraging storytelling in learning engages students to effectively communicate their authentic story, transitioning from consumerism to become creators and influencers. Addressing responsibility as a digital citizen, information and digital literacy, online privacy, and strategies with examples using several edtech tools, will be reviewed.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Cottonwood 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Creating a Faculty Resource Center: Unlocking the Potential of UX Design
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (TCS Education System)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will explore the process of creating a faculty resource center while utilizing User Experience (UX) design methodology.  In this session we will explore the methods and tools available to effectively execute the research, design, and testing necessary for a successful project.

   
Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Cottonwood 7
Concurrent Session 5
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Moving Your Face to Face Team to a Virtual Team
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A&M University - Kingsville)
Co-presenter: Lori Kupczynski (University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Teamwork is not always efficient work.  Institutions new to online learning may find challenges to moving beyond the conference room. For others, access is a priority. Standard practices, such as email, are inefficient for effective work. In the session, strategies and practices to create engaged and productive teams will be shared.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Cottonwood 8
Concurrent Session 5
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
See It, Hear It, Feel It: Virtual Reality Immersive Learning
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jaime A Hannans (California State University Channel Islands)
Co-presenters: Colleen Nevins (California State University Channel Islands), Ben Hyrek (California State University - Channel Islands)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Cottonwood 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Virtual reality (VR) is a high-impact emerging learning experience that is rapidly growing. Learn about initial approaches taken to immerse students in virtual learning, exploratory research efforts, and the impact on knowledge, confidence, and empathy.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Cottonwood 9
Concurrent Session 5
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Blended
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Educate and Reflect Session
Developing And Sustaining Social, Psychological, And Cognitive Pathways for Online Learners
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Glenda Gunter (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Linda S. Futch (University of Central Florida), Rohan Jowallah (University of Central Florida)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Cottonwood 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you create critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity in an environment that leads to students achieving their goals and better performance?  Does a positive learning experience lead to improved problem-solving, decisions making, performance, and social environments? This interactive presentation will answer these questions and share findings.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Juniper A
Concurrent Session 5
Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Juniper B
Concurrent Session 5
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • HBCU
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
  • MERLOT
Educate and Reflect Session
Increasing Equitable Access and Success for All Students with Open Educational Resources!
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Leslie Kennedy (California State University-Office of the Chancellor)
Co-presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Juniper B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how your institution can lower the cost of textbooks and improve learning opportunities for your students today by leveraging free and open educational services and resources in academic disciplines, career and technical educations.    


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Juniper C
Concurrent Session 5
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Creating Innovative Online Student Support Services
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Josh Strigle (College of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Victoria Brown (Florida Atlantic University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Juniper C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online student support is a cross-institutional endeavor, benefiting all students.  The Online Student Support Scorecard helps institutions identify areas needing improvement. During this session you’ll learn about the scorecard and reflect on areas of critical need. We’ll find common ground and discuss strategies to help us all better serve students


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Maple 1-2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Design Thinking in Practice: A Dialogue About Teams, Tools, Data and Iteration
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: David Lindrum (Soomo Learning)
Co-presenters: Kayla Jutzi (Columbia College Chicago Online), Lauren Philip (Strayer University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Maple 1-2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Attendee stories will take center stage anchored by four questions spotlighting how teams, tools, data, and iteration strengthen course design in daily practice. Hosted by design thinking veterans, this conversation is structured to emphasize meaningful contributions and practical takeaways.

   
Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Maple 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Conversations, Not Presentations
Climbing Accessibility Mountain One Step At A Time
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Co-presenters: Kate Sonka (Michigan State University), Dorothy Loftin (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Maple 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

"Are we ever done with accessibility?" Presenter Kate Sonka asked this question during the Distance Teaching & Learning conference in Madison, WI in August 2018. For more of us, the answer is no.  We all have accessibility-related challenges, ranging from the “easy-to-fix” to the complex and demanding. Join us for a frank conversation about some of these challenges, with an opportunity to participate in a group strategy and sharing session on how to tackle them. We may never really be done with accessibility, but we don’t have to climb the mountain alone.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Maple 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Many Heads Are Better Than One: Enhanced Collective Intelligence Online
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University - Long Beach)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Maple 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session investigates the intersection of information, collective intelligence, human interaction, and online instruction. Benefits and issues related to collective intelligence are detailed, and research-based conditions for optimum collective intelligence, including its transformation through online environments, are explained.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Maple 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • HBCU
Educate and Reflect Session
HBCU Summit: Status Report: The HBCUs Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) Research & HBCU-AL$ Leadership Organization and Taskforces: Launching and Joining
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Co-presenter: Nicole Arrighi (Tennessee State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Maple 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

9:40am - 10:15am: Status Report: The HBCUs Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) Research
Robbie Melton, Tennessee State University
Moustapha Diack, Southern University System

The HBCUs AL$ Research Network was initiated during the second Innovate conference, held in New Orleans, Louisiana, the City of Jazz. The network has grown to now include more than 25 HBCUs deploying affordable learning solutions within their institutions to make college m ore affordable to minority students. This presentation gives voices to AL$ Research Network Coordinators to report on the status of their AL$ implementation and success stories.Network 

10:15am - 10:30am: HBCU-AL$ Leadership Organization and Taskforces: Launching and Joining


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Spruce 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Implementing UDL Strategies for Online Learning
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Shir Ibgui (Verbit)
Co-presenter: Korey Singleton (George Mason University)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Verbit will discuss the techniques of implementing Universal Design for Learning strategies into the university's online course development process.  Shir and Korey will discuss how to collaborate with various academic units and instructional designers to create accessible content and how Verbit's closed-captioning solution is critical in this effort.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Spruce 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Administrative Hurdles & The Implementation Process: Leading Innovation Efforts For Online Student Success
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Teresa Simpson (Lamar University)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how Lamar University overcame administrative hurdles and the implementation process when launching two online initiatives, Student Success Workshops and Online Orientation for Distance Learners.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Spruce 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
ProctorU: Bringing A New Level Of Academic Integrity To Pearson MyLab
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Lynn Colgin (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join ProctorU for a deep dive into the newly-released integration between Pearson MyLab and ProctorU Auto online proctoring.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Aurora Ballroom
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break (Thurs AM)
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Aurora Ballroom
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Exhibit Hall (Aurora Ballroom) for refreshments. Not only is this an opportunity to recharge with a fresh cup of coffee or tea, but you will also have the opportunity to network with other attendees. Join in the “Great Denver Design Off” -  a spoof on The Great British Bake-off, but instead of cooking challenges, participants work with design challenges that have a common set of limitations and learning goals - in the Innovation Studio, bring a colleague to our Speed Networking Event, or meet with our conference exhibitors and start getting your cards stamped by them in order to win prizes!


  • Other
Other
Speed Networking Lounge - Instructional Designer Meetup
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Lead Presenter: Sarah Clark (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Aurora Ballroom
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Stop by during the break between sessions for special treats (including some that can only be claimed with a colleague from another institution). Bring your Lounge Pass and complete the activities listed to win sweet prizes. Because how often do you have the chance to network with amazing people AND win awesome things?

Our Instructional Designer Meetup is all about finding the familiar connections around us and leveraging them to create innovative approaches, practices and solutions. We’ll connect over shared work and maybe play Disruptus, an award-winning game on disruptive thinking, over treats.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Spruce 1
  • Other
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Other
Diversity & Inclusion Drop-in (Thurs am)
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Lead Presenter: Joshua Steele (University of Arizona)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The D&I Drop-Ins serve as an opportunity to discuss opportunities to continue to make OLC conferences and events inclusive. Come chat with D&I staff during networking breaks to share your thoughts on ideas on how we can continue to transform the conference experience.

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

Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Concurrent Session 6
  • Innovation Studio
  • Blended
Innovation Studio
How Audio Posters can be Used as Unique Engagement Spaces at Conferences
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Daniel Lynds (Davidson College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During this session you will get to make and share a short audio session using a variety of audio capture techniques and tools.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Concurrent Session 6
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Building A Non-Divisive Division Of Digital Learning: Inclusivity And Collaboration Across Departments
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Jackie Compton (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Arianna Davis (University of Central Florida)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At the end of 2017, UCF created the Division of Digital Learning in the effort to better support the growing digital learning ecosystem they’ve cultivated since their first online course in 1996. Meet with two staff members from the Division of Digital Learning to hear about their accomplishments and challenges—as well as new visions for the future—of supporting faculty and students in digital learning environments.

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Experiential and Game-Based Learning at American Public University System
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Nicole Drumhiller (American Public University System)
Co-presenters: Karen Srba (American Public University System), Mark Riccardi (American Public University System)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

APUS developed a framework that incorporates active-experiential learning using game-based theory combined with strategic partnerships with industry, universities, and consortiums to propel students into successful careers. This framework creates opportunities for online students to immerse themselves in critical decisions using 3-D virtual environments and assignments that recreate on-the-job scenarios.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Research Support through the Miami University Regionals E-Campus Fellowship Program
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Thomas Mays (Miami University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Miami University Regional E-Campus Research Fellowship program supports and promotes faculty scholarship on topics related to online learning. Fellows receive support from the fellowship planning team which includes experienced faculty as well as E-Campus administration and staff from grants and development and the library. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Scholarly Writing Challenges: Learning to Properly Format Academic Writing
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Kathleen Spadaro (Chatham University)
Co-presenter: Becky Borello (Chatham University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Engaging students in the use of a required format for scholarly writing may be a challenge for online faculty.  Explain Everything, an interactive tool is one method that can capture the student’s attention to detail.  This session will provide attendees with successful strategies for student learning of proper formatting styles.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Swimming Against the Tide: Systemic Challenges to Empowered Learning
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Tom Haymes (Ideaspaces)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Empowered learning implies that students have power over their learning. However, we create a range of structures, from grades to degree programs to rigid scheduling, that fundamentally disempower students within the walls of the classroom. The presenter will analyze his attempts to create an empowered learning environment within a required liberal arts class at a community college.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Telecommunications Support- Not Just for the I.T. Department Anymore
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Vicky Seehusen (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We tell our students –“for technical issues, call I.T.” And yet, they still turn to us as the person they believe has a vested interest in helping them solve any issue so they can be successful in our course. What is our information technology/telecomm support role? Should we have one?


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Instructional Design Files: The Double Messaging App Mystery
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Veronica Armour (Rutgers University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The syllabus states that Slack is to be used for team communications but when the faculty member finds out GroupMe is being used instead it is up to the Instructional Designer to figure out why.  This case study will provide a guide for Instructional Designer situated research projects.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Journey Towards Culture Shift Through an Educator Learning Community (ELC): The #iteachmsu Commons
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Makena Neal (Michigan State University), Dave Goodrich (Michigan State University), Rashad Muhammad (Michigan State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It can be difficult to fully recognize and leverage educator learning communities on large campuses. The #iteachmsu Commons provides an educator-driven space for sharing teaching resources, connecting across educator networks, and growing teaching practice. Join us to preview our new commons website and share feedback about your first impressions!


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Power of Sprint: Designing Learning Objects
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Zachary Friedman (University of Maryland University College)
Co-presenter: Yen-Wen Chau (University of Maryland University College)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Cross-functional teams will learn to use design sprints to create learning objects.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • HBCU
  • Leadership
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Emerging Ideas Session
The University Mission: Can it be Reimagined for Online Learning?
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Frederica Hendricks-Noble (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Avila Hendricks (Lincoln University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Is fulfilling the University Mission Im(possible) online?  One colleague says, “yes”, the other says, “no”?  What do you think? The facilitators represent an HBCU and an online, for-profit university. Join us for an interactive presentation and lively discussion as we review whether your online programs align with your university’s mission.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Value of Visuals in Online Education
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Ryan Eash (TechSmith Corporation)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. It’s time to communicate beyond text. Come and learn the value that visuals bring to communication in an online learning environment.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Emerging Ideas Session
Throwing the Dice for Content Representation: Don’t Gamble with Uncertainty in Online Course Design
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Gulinna A (Fort Hays State University)
Co-presenter: Seung Gutsch (Fort Hays State University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many instructors have a hard time translating the creative activities they have built for their face-to-face classes to an online learning context. Universal design for learning (UDL) design framework can guide instructors create meaningful activities for all learners. We will demonstrate how to implement UDL into course design using SoftChalk. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Traversing the Landscape of Plagiarism-Detecting Software Tools: A Faculty-Driven Comparison Review
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Lori Seawel (University of Northern Iowa)
Co-presenter: Michelle Van Wert Kosalka (University of Northern Iowa)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore features of two plagiarism-detecting tools, SafeAssign and Turnitin, from a faculty user’s perspective.  What key factors did faculty identify when using both tools, and how/why/when did they use plagiarism-detecting tools?  This session will use active engagement using technology tools, discussion, and group sharing as well as slides.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Charleton Boardroom
Concurrent Session 6
  • Focus Group
  • OLC Session
Focus Group
OLC Leadership Strategy Discussion Group
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Charleton Boardroom
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join in a lively discussion about trends in digital education affecting institution management. In 3-5 years what challenges and opportunities will drive your strategies?  What solutions should OLC be working towards with you?  What support would you like from OLC?

This is an invitation-only event. If you’re interested, please contact deb.burns@onlinelearning-c.org.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
If Video Is So Engaging, Why Aren’t My Students Engaged?
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Peter Campbell (Instructure)
Co-presenter: David Lyons (Instructure)
Track: N/A
Location: Cottonwood 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how Arc, the video engagement platform from Canvas, can be used to capture student interest, motivate their involvement, and make learning more personal - and more fun!


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 10-11
Concurrent Session 6
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
How Will We Become the Instructional Designers of the Future?
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Kasey Ford (University of Texas at Austin)
Co-presenter: Komal Gandhi (Texas State University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 10-11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Can instructional designers be the change they wish to see in higher education? Not without a vision for the future of the profession. During this interactive session, we will explore how instructional designers can be effective collaborators, researchers, contributors, and lifelong learners to excel in their careers while further developing the field.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 2-3
Concurrent Session 6
Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 4-5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Moving an Undergraduate Teacher Preparation Program to fully online: The vital role Instructional Designers played in the process to help us achieve our goals.
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Donna Redman (University of La Verne)
Co-presenter: David Perry (University of La Verne)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 4-5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Have you been tasked to design an online program? Have you faced challenges and roadblocks in doing so?  Join us as we present our success in designing a fully online undergraduate program pairing content expert faculty with innovative instructional designers producing an engaging and rich online student experience.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 6
Concurrent Session 6
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
It’s All in the Planning: Lessons Learned from Starting a New Media Production Service at Michigan State University
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Alyssa Bradley (Michigan State University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn immediately applicable video production planning and collaboration strategies that facilitate promotional, instructional, and live video content crafted for and with your audience.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 7
Concurrent Session 6
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
A Powerful Tool: New Ways to Utilize MOOCs and Empower Learning
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: David Chotin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Co-presenter: Brad Kay-Goodman (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Cottonwood 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join MIT staff and learn how to effectively use MOOC content in classrooms, seminars, and beyond. MITx content is already being used by learners inside and outside of traditional classrooms around the world to enhance their educational experience. Come discuss how you could utilize MOOCs in your own educational sphere and help contribute to creating new pathways to learning!


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 8
Concurrent Session 6
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Using a Lightboard in an Online Math Course to Emulate the Face-to-face Experience
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Kristina Schmid (University of Nevada - Las Vegas)
Co-presenters: Peter McCandless (University of Nevada - Las Vegas), Eddie Gomez (UNLV Office of Online Education)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Cottonwood 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation, we share our journey to implement a new lightboard at our institution. We have experienced a breakthrough in the online presentation of mathematical content. Come see how a professor faces his audience while writing on the "board", instead of the traditional "look at my back" lecture.   

 

 


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Cottonwood 9
Concurrent Session 6
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Blended
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Educate and Reflect Session
Developing Project-Based, Blended Diversity Education Modules Across College Campuses
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Farah Vallera (Lehigh University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

See how project-based learning, digital storytelling, and experiential, virtual simulations motivated students to grasp abstract concepts in diversity education modules embedded in undergraduate writing and media and graduate change management and education courses. Participants will hear how simulations/modules were constructed and disseminated between two colleges in blended and in-person formats.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Juniper A
Concurrent Session 6
Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Juniper B
Concurrent Session 6
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Educate and Reflect Session
Two to Tango: Implementing Effective Pedagogy While Practicing Sound Digital Accessibility in Your Online Course Design
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Harriette L. Spiegel (The University of Tennessee - Martin)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Juniper B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There are two crucial "partners" at play in creating an effective online course: pedagogical practices and Digital Accessibility. Attend this session to have a collaborative interchange with others to explore these crucial components of online teaching. Focus on the smooth coordination of these crucial components to execute a perfect "dance."


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Juniper C
Concurrent Session 6
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Personalized Learning at Scale: Using Adaptive Tools & Digital Assistants
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kristin Bushong (Arizona State University )
Co-presenter: Heather Nebrich (Arizona State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Juniper C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Considering today's overstimulated lifestyle, how do we engage busy learners to stay on task? Join this session to discover current efforts in implementing ubiquitous educational opportunities through customized interests and personalized learning aspirations e.g., adaptive math tools, AI support communities, and memory management systems.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Maple 1-2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Automated Teaching and Faculty Work: What Do We Know? What Should We Do?
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Steven Weiland (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Robert Casarez (University of Notre Dame/Michigan State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Maple 1-2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As current experiments show, the automation of postsecondary teaching represents new uses of artificial intelligence (AI). It will mean changes in the skills, attitudes, and roles of the faculty, and new forms of collaboration with IT professionals. And automation will prompt variable faculty views of technological innovation and online learning.    


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Maple 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
Conversations, Not Presentations
Combatting Information Pollution through the Newspapers on Wikipedia Project
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Sarah Lohnes Watulak (Middlebury College)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Maple 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The web is part of the information ecosystem in which we all learn and participate, and it is polluted with mis/disinformation. Our session explores how higher education can take action to combat information pollution through the Newspapers on Wikipedia project. Participants will learn concrete steps to help combat mis/disinformation.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Maple 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Comparing Online and In-Person: Guidelines for Creating Better Outcomes Online
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Maple 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In Spring 2017, Georgia Tech launched an online for-credit version of its CS1 class. In Spring 2018, students in this online version achieved better learning outcomes than students in the traditional version. In this session, we present the experiment and the design of the course that led to these outcomes.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Maple 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • HBCU
Educate and Reflect Session
HBCU Summit: Smart Approaches to Professional Development for Enabling College Affordability using Open Education Resources (OER)
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Co-presenters: Mary Adewunmi (Southern University and A & M College), Chrisena Brown (Southern University and A &M College)
Track: N/A
Location: Maple 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

11:15am - 11:50am: Smart Approaches to Professional Development for Enabling College Affordability using Open Education Resources (OER)
Mary Adewunmi, Southern University System
Chrisena Brown, Southern University System
Moustapha Diack, Southern University System

The Southern University System of Louisiana is currently piloting a system-wide Professional Development Institute (PDI) enabling rapid adoption of Affordable Learning Solutions using OER. This presentation will discuss the PDI design, the implementation strategies and the lessons learned leading to the development of OER-based courses and programs.

11:50am - 12:00pm: Questions, answers and reflections on applying lessons learned


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Spruce 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Online Video Coaching and Feedback using GoReact
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Sam Farley (GoReact)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Being able to identify student learning opportunities with time-stamped feedback and coaching can help improve student change and adoption much faster than traditional feedback methods. Using this technology allows you to accomplish this in an online format through live or asynchronous video observation. GoReact is being used in in over 500 colleges and universities in multiple disciplines including Communications, Teacher Education, Nursing/Healthcare, World Language, Performing Arts, Business Administration, Psychology/Counseling, etc.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Spruce 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Bringing STEM Courseware Materials Online With Measurable Results
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Andrew Rourke (DigitalEd)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how the University of Waterloo’s use of Mobius Courseware has finally allowed for the deployment of pedagogically-effective online STEM materials. DFW rates are down, grades are up, and the creation and maintenance of digital assets is easier than ever before.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Spruce 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Outside In: How To Design A Student-Centered Proctoring Experience With PSI Bridge™ **Repeat Session**
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the newest innovation in the online proctored experience. Introducing PSI Bridge™, the multi-modal platform that enables institutions to provide secure and flexible remote proctoring services. PSI Bridge is integrated into an institution's LMS via LTI, so that users have a convenient single-sign-on experience. Create the ideal online proctoring environment that enables institutions to better serve educators and students.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Mitzner Boardroom
  • Other
Other
Meditation & Mindfulness (Thurs mid-day)
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Mitzner Boardroom
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Serenity Lodge 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 higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Innovate 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 April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Concurrent Session 7
  • Innovation Studio
Innovation Studio
Integrating Digital Simulations Into Science Courses
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Jacqui Hayes (Smart Sparrow)
Co-presenter: Kathy Perkins (PhET Interactive Simulations - University of Colorado Boulder)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join PhET Director and University of Colorado Boulder professor Dr. Kathy Perkins and Smart Sparrow’s Director of Studio Innovation Jacqui Hayes for an interactive discussion on the technology revolutionizing science education: digital simulations. We’ll discuss the pedagogical side of simulations and the impact of they can have on student success.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Concurrent Session 7
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Creative Writing as Part of An Online College Composition Class for Nurses: Creating Healthy Pathways
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Cassie Hewitt (Hondros College of Nursing)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Bringing creative writing into a fully online, traditional general education curriculum at a single-purpose institutiuon was a challenge and a risk, but the benefits have been great. Getting students to understand that writing can take many formats and exist for many reasons has been a rewarding undertaking, despite the challenges. Students have reported greater engagement and satisfaction, and though we can't measure health, wellness,. and connection down the road when they are practicing nurses, it is hoped that they take the skills and habits learened in the course and the unit, and the excitement creative writing can generate, and go forth as healthier, happier, more connected individuals in their careers and personal lives.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
From Freefall to Summit: Transforming Last-Minute Course Development Into Lasting Course Design
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Lynee Sanute (University of Colorado Denver)
Co-presenters: Sarah North (University of Colorado - Denver), Lainie Hoffman (University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Imagine this dystopian future: a lone instructor is hired and tasked with teaching an online course days before the semester starts. Wait - this happens all the time! Instructional designers discuss concepts and practical solutions used to build collaborative relationships and ameliorate the frenzy at the start of each semester.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Going Live! A Brief Introduction to Live Streaming
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Jonathan Pizzo (University of Central Florida)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Live streaming is on the rise and continues to grow more popular each day. in this session you will explore various tech,  applications, techniques, and platforms for live streaming. Join the live stream demo happening at this session and gain a brief understanding of how live streaming works and the tech you need to produce one.  It is easier than you think!


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
How to Use Your LMS as an Online Portfolio System
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Melissa Brydon (Regis University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many teacher preparation programs require teacher candidates to use portfolios to document progress. Online, electronic third-party portfolio systems are now replacing traditional paper files. While this technology streamlines the process, it can be costly and problematic.  Innovative ways to use your university’s existing LMS will be discussed in this presentation.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Leadership
Emerging Ideas Session
Rapid Cycle Evaluation: Generating Actionable Evidence on Educational Technology
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Daniel Stanhope (Lea(R)n)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Education organizations need rigorous yet practical evidence about the usage and impact of their educational technologies. In this workshop, participants will learn to conduct rapid-cycle evaluations (RCEs), which build the capacity of their organizations to generate actionable evidence to inform data-driven decisions about instructional, operational, and budgetary matters.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Supporting IT and Cybersecurity Programs with Online Resources
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Andrew Lutz (Johnson County Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This roundtable will discuss effective online resources to support Information Technology and Cybersecurity programs.  This session will be useful for those who are searching for solutions to provide students with hands on experience in technical coursework.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Using Smart Board for Online Interactive Learning
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Michael Pelitera (Indian River State College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants learn to apply basic and advanced tools with Smartboard software including the ‘Magic Pen’ and Spotlight functions. Innovative applications of Smartboard software demonstrate how traditional F2F functions translate to Online interaction using screen sharing technologies.
Participants share ideas, Breakout groups will Pair&Share, creating lessons saved to Google Drive.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Verification of Competency - The Only Thing that Matters in Education
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Adel Lelo (Western Governors University )
Co-presenter: Debbie Fowler (Western Governors University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As institutions of learning, what is REALLY our job? It might be different than you think it is. Our primary responsibility is to provide qualified employees for the marketplace. As such, our responsibility is to verify skills our graduates have. I'll tell you about what and how we do at WGU to verify these skills and how we have gained recognition in the marketplace for producing graduates who meet their needs. 


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
COMM ePortfolio At Old Dominion University
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Alison Lietzenmayer (Old Dominion University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructors and researchers at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA found that for many emerging professionals, it is sometimes hard to stand out from a pool of applicants. A great way to assist students in showcasing their skills and archive projects (sample assignments, internship projects, or research) is to publish work using an online, electronic portfolio, or “ePortfolio”. This is not a totally new concept—but a team of Communication instructors at ODU have worked together since 2013 to design a semester long, multi-part project that will allow students to build, edit, and publish work in a professional new way. Students have a chance to edit their work after receiving feedback so they are publishing only the best possible work for their Communication ePortfolio. A staple of the curriculum now, as of Fall 2018 the program boasts over 2000+ student ePortfolios created, 19 participating faculty members, and available in 18 courses.


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Design4Online: Online Pedagogy Faculty Training Program
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Amy Oberfoell (University of Iowa)
Co-presenters: Susan Bailey (University of Iowa), Isandra Martinez-Marrero (University of Iowa)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Design4Online (D4O) is a faculty training program developed by instructional designers at the University of Iowa, Distance and Online Education. The engaging, eight-week training program empowers instructors to collaborate, develop, and implement effective online courses. It assists instructors at all experience levels in designing or redesigning online courses. It creates a community of practice with the participating instructors and the instructional designers to foster continued learning, engagement, and support for successful online pedagogy. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected throughout the training program to guide the weekly training sessions and establish an overall evaluation that will direct improvements for future trainings.


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Peralta Equity Rubric
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Kevin Kelly (San Francisco State University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While most institutions value diversity, they often struggle to institutionalize practices that support inclusion and equity in online environments. When we, the Peralta Community College District’s Distance Education team, could not find a rubric to support online course equity, we created the Peralta Equity Rubric. This rubric is designed to foster an expanded understanding and appreciation for student populations, particularly for disproportionately impacted students, and their experiences in online courses.

The rubric was developed through exhaustive research about the aspects of online courses that most negatively affect online student persistence and/or success. The rubric’s criteria include: addressing students’ access to technology and different types of support (both academic and non-academic); increasing the visibility of the instructor’s commitment to inclusion; addressing common forms of bias (e.g., image and representation bias, interaction bias); helping students make connections (e.g., between course topics and their lives; with the other students); and following universal design for learning principles. As the rubric was developed the team modified it to support technology support staff and student services staff as well.

See the current version of the full Peralta Equity Rubric at http://web.peralta.edu/de/equity.


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Embody Alfred: A Virtual Reality Experience
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Jaime A Hannans (California State University Channel Islands)
Co-presenters: Colleen Nevins (California State University Channel Islands), Ben Hyrek (California State University - Channel Islands)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Virtual reality (VR) is a high-impact emerging learning experience that is rapidly growing. Experience how nursing students have been immersed in virtual learning to impact preparation for practice.


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
SkillsCommons Field Guide of TAACCCT Innovations: The Gallery Edition
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Maria Fieth (California State Univ. MERLOT SkillsCommons)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 13
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 

In 2011, The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) invested $2 Billion in the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) initiative to improve the efficacy of post-secondary traditional, online, and hybrid workforce training programs. The foundation of the investment was an understanding that the nation’s community colleges, while providing supposed “access” to largely underserved student populations through open enrollment policies, they were not providing effective and meaningful access. The vast majority of students at these institutions do not complete their programs. They acquire significant debt but ultimately do not meet labor market needs.

Over 700 educational institutions deployed TAACCCT investments making incremental shifts in practices and curricula and sought systemic changes in how access would be provided throughout the life cycle of a student’s experience. These shifts often involved new ways of collaborating across sector and agency lines to engage education, private industry, and the DOL at national and state levels and lead to dramatically improved outcomes for community college students.

California State University’s SkillsCommons, the world’s largest repository of open and free online, hybrid, and traditional educational and workforce development materials, identified several of the most promising systemic innovations and created the SkillsCommons Field Guide of TAACCCT Innovations: The Gallery Edition. The Field Guide is a collection of online training resources designed to enable access-oriented innovations to be adapted, adopted and scaled for a variety of users. This Field Guide nomination is based on: (1) the recognition that these paradigm shifts were approaches that could likely be adapted effectively in other communities, (2) the recognition that these practices were unlikely to be broadcast widely by any other entity, and (3) how the nominee effectively packaged and enhanced these, sometimes complex, best practices in a manner that encouraged adoption and adaption. The intention of the Field Guide is to assist community colleges in providing better access and lowering costs for students seeking education and training in high-demand labor market arenas.

http://support.skillscommons.org/showcases/field-guide/


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Walden’s Social Change Skills Framework Intersecting With the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: William Schulz (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Lynn Wilson (Walden University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 14
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This proposal will illustrate how Walden University is integrating our Social Change Skills Leadership Framework with a more systems-oriented approach to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framework to assure that our curricula help students enhance their skills as social change leaders. We will describe a particular systems view of the UN SDG elements, and then show how our Features for Social Change Skill Development Framework can help curriculum designers and faculty make direct connections between what students are learning and how they canexercise those skills to improve the world. We will address how we are using the frameworks during formal academic program reviews and new program proposals.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Cottonwood 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Patterns of Innovation
Date: Thursday, April 4th
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: Cottonwood 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Every success in higher education is unique. This presentation will open with four stories of successful innovations in course design which we will then pick apart, looking for patterns of investigation and implementation that we can all take back to our own institutional efforts.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Cottonwood 10-11
Concurrent Session 7
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
Deconstruct and Re-imagine: Role and Relationship of Instructional Designer and Faculty
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Alyssa Albrecht (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Luke Bennett (Clemson University)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 10-11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructional designer roles vary across institutions, which can lead to challenges due to different expectations from faculty and leadership. In this workshop, we invite the de-construction of roles to reconstruct ID identity. Participants are guided through developing an action plan, based on a presented framework, to improve faculty-ID collaboration.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Cottonwood 2-3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Exploring the Effectiveness of Synchronous Activities in Online Higher Education Programs
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Molly Lowe (Wiley Education Services)
Co-presenter: Steven Szydlowski (The University of Scranton)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 2-3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A survey and informal focus group of Wiley partner online program directors demonstrated that while the majority of online programs do not include synchronous components, those that do have found value in their use. A Q&A discussion will focus on perceived barriers to online synchronous learning, and potential solutions.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Cottonwood 4-5
Concurrent Session 7
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
High-impact Practices Online: Starting the Conversation
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Katie Linder (Oregon State University)
Co-presenter: June Griffin (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 4-5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The concept of High-impact Educational Practices (HIPs) is well-known, but the conversation about transitioning HIPs online is new. In this session, contributors from the edited collection High-Impact Practices in Online Education will share current HIP research, and offer ideas for participants to reflect on regarding implementing HIPs into online environments.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Cottonwood 6
Concurrent Session 7
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Educate and Reflect Session
The OLC Faculty Development Framework Tool
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Cottonwood 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The research literature clearly supports that online faculty must have specific professional development to support success. Based on research, the OLC Faculty Development Framework recommends all the critical topics that should be addressed. See what this tool can offer!


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Cottonwood 7
Concurrent Session 7
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
The Rain in Spain or Synergy Creates Better Courses
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Angela Thurman (Tarrant County College)
Co-presenter: Austin Haynes (Tarrant County College District)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Cottonwood 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How does an experienced face to face turn into a video, audio and OER wielding online professional?  It takes a village, if that village contains an excellent instructional design team and experienced instructors willing to share knowledge and content. Watch the transformation take place!


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Cottonwood 8
Concurrent Session 7
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Systematic Training of Subject Matter Experts for Online Course Development
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Kathy Sindt (Colorado Community Colleges Online)
Co-presenter: Lee Tran (CCCOnline)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Cottonwood 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you have trouble conveying your expectations to Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in your online course development process? Come and see the Colorado Community Colleges Online (CCCOnline) process for training our SMEs on our processes and expectations in the development of high quality online courses.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Cottonwood 9
Concurrent Session 7
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Blockchain-Based Academic Credentials
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Matt Lisle (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Cottonwood 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

C21U at Georgia Tech has been exploring the use of blockchain to create distributed transcripts that allow users to combine evidence of learning and achievements into credentials that are relevant to employers. This session will provide an update on our work and describe the exciting possibilities of blockchain-based academic credentials.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Juniper A
Concurrent Session 7
Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Juniper B
Concurrent Session 7
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Open SUNY 'Interested in Teaching Online?': A Large-Scale Free Self-Paced Openly Licensed Online Faculty Readiness Resource
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Alexandra Pickett (Open SUNY)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Juniper B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Open SUNY Online Teaching unit has developed a free self-paced openly-licensed resource for anyone interested in the fundamentals of online teaching. As an OLC Innovate 2018 effective practice winner, this tool is shared as resource for the OLC community to adopt, or adapt. No need to reinvent the wheel!


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Juniper C
Concurrent Session 7
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Tomorrow’s Student: Driving Institutional Change from the Bottom Up
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Corri Nicoletti (Lumen Learning)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Juniper C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Without mandated training or consistent course templates for our faculty, students were often in shock when it came to navigating our online environment. It was small, department initiative until Institutional Research called to determine the cause behind some impressive statistics. This is an in-the-trenches perspective working to fight from the bottom rung of the ladder for institutional change.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Maple 1-2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Course Design/Re-design Using the Inverted Triangle Method
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Katie Bridges (Georgia Highlands College)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Maple 1-2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The design/re-design process for an online course can be overwhelming. Using the Inverted Triangle Method provides a way for faculty and/or course designers to tackle the design/re-design of a course in a logical manner. The Inverted Triangle Method uses a top-down, broad-narrow approach to course design/re-design.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Maple 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Conversations, Not Presentations
  • Best in Track
Conversations, Not Presentations
Who Designs this Course? How Open Content Helps us Realize our Goals for Online Learning
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Josh Herron (Anderson University)
Co-presenters: Jonathan Lashley (Boise State University), Chad Treado (Anderson University (South Carolina)), Rob Nyland (Boise State University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Maple 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A panel of instructional designers, faculty developers, and administrators from a public research institution in the Northwest and a private comprehensive university in the Southeast will lead a conversation on lessons-learned from integrating open content and practices into online education, including increased faculty engagement in the course design process.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Maple 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Educate and Reflect Session
Educate and Reflect Session
Audio Use as a Pedagogical Strategy and Tool
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Garry Forger (University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Maple 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The use of audio in teaching is a ubiquitous activity, yet there is very little published in the pedagogical literature about the use of audio for teaching. We will discuss current trends and resources for using audio in teaching, and outline best practices and strategies for audio creation and use.   


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Maple 5
Concurrent Session 7
  • Educate and Reflect Session
  • HBCU
Educate and Reflect Session
HBCU Summit: AL$ Tools: MERLOT and SkillsCommons and your Customized AL$ Portal
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University Office of the Chancellor & MERLOT)
Co-presenter: Leslie Kennedy (California State University-Office of the Chancellor)
Track: N/A
Location: Maple 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

1:15pm - 2:30pm: AL$ Tools: MERLOT and SkillsCommons and your Customized AL$ Portal
Gerry Hanley, California State University, MERLOT, SkillsCommons
Leslie Kennedy, California State University, MERLOT, SkillsCommons


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Spruce 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Let’s Discuss How We Can Have Better “Discussions”
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Brian Verdine (Yellowdig)
Co-presenter: Tyler Rohrbaugh (Yellowdig)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Most agree the current model for student “discussions” is broken. This presentation considers the actual conditions necessary for fostering online discussions and describes how Yellowdig’s design helps create them efficiently. It will also review lessons learned from professors and academic institutions, which will help you avoid common discussion assignment pitfalls.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Spruce 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Transforming Students to Employees - Highlights of the Most In-Demand Employability Skills
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Corina Santoro (Cengage)
Track: N/A
Location: Spruce 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In a recent survey from Today's Learner1, 88% of students cited getting a better job as the reason to attend college.  For students, education is seen as both a launching pad for a first job and as a means to reinvent themselves for a career change.  At the same time, 1 in 3 students felt that school is not adequately preparing them for the workforce.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Concurrent Session 8
  • Innovation Studio
Innovation Studio
Instructional Design, the Card Game
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Qin Li (The University of Utah)
Co-presenter: Jonathan Thomas (University of Utah)
Track: Problems, Processes, and Practices
Location: Aurora Ballroom - Innovation Studio
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Instructional Design Card Game incorporates the concepts of gamification and storytelling into the process of collaborative course design. In this hands-on lab you will get a chance to try out the card game. We will also discuss the context for this innovation and the faculty response on our campus.


Thursday April 04, 2019 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Concurrent Session 8
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Customizing OER to Improve Student Engagement and Success
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Ginger Bidell (Western Governors University)
Co-presenters: Erik Spoelstra (Western Governors University), Kathy Ebert (WGU)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Western Governors University used Open Educational Resources (OER) to redevelop five high-enrollment, business core courses. We faced challenges in using OER materials including curating, customizing, attributing, revising, editing, and ADA compliance. We will share our lessons learned and want to learn from others who have faced similar challenges using OER.

 
  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT Award Winner
Emerging Ideas Session
Discover CORA, The Community Of Online Research Assignments
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Susan Archambault (William H. Hannon Library - Loyola Marymount University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This Emerging Ideas session will feature CORA (Community of Online Research Assignments), an Open Educational Resource (OER) developed for librarians and faculty in higher education. CORA evolved from two Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) grants. CORA is a teaching exchange that spares educators from having to reinvent the wheel. It fills a gap for teachers in need of practical examples and applications that model good instructional design.

The CORA site was built using Drupal, an open source content management platform. All assignments and learning objects contributed to CORA are released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by other educators, allowing them to be enhanced by user feedback. Assignments are searchable by discipline, information literacy concept, ability level, or keyword. Popular tags include “social justice,” “media literacy,” “K-12,” and “fake news.” Ongoing assessment and marketing have led to an expansion of the standards and frameworks for an international audience outside of the United States. Recent improvements include customized suggested citations for each submission, metrics to see usage statistics, and leaderboards. Pay a visit to http://www.projectcora.org to see this new virtual community of practice.

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
FlexchainEdu: (re)Defining a New Era in Education & Value
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Taylor Kendal (Colorado Blockchain)
Track: Experiential and Life-Long Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Today, few students follow a linear path towards earning a degree at a single institution. For the typical student with multiple transcripts and no credential, we're piloting FlexchainEdu, an industry-driven, blockchain-backed passport to empower lifelong learning. Come discover the tools and trends (and one possible solution) on the verge of (re)defining online education.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
If You Build It
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Tom Haymes (Ideaspaces)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In 2017 Houston Community College opened the West Houston Institute (WHI), an innovation campus designed to change the way the system of 75,000 students looked at teaching and learning. This session will apply a systems thinking model developed by Donella Meadows to examine the successes and failures of the first year of operation. The presenter was Design Team leader for the project and has spent the last year teaching in it.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Leadership
Emerging Ideas Session
Learning Analytics: Predicting & Solving Issues in Online Learning
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Martonia Gaskill (University of Nebraska Kearney)
Co-presenter: Chandra Diaz (University of Nebraska at Kearney)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The overarching goal of this proposed presentation is to discuss the use of learning analytics in Canvas to track and predict students’ performances and to provide timely support for online learners. In addition, the issue of students’ privacy in online courses will also be reviewed through our preliminary survey data.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Putting Play Back in Professional Development (or Bribes, Bridges, and Balloons)
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Todd Conaway (University of Washington | Bothell)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As we continue to innovate in learning places with students, are we also innovating in how we offer professional development to educators? This session explores five ways that offer faculty places to communicate ideas and strategies with one another in a creative spaces. Do you have ideas to contribute?


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT Award Winner
Emerging Ideas Session
Social Annotation as Discussion Forum 2.0
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join Hypothesis, the nonprofit that develops and stewards open annotation technologies and practices, to learn how educators are using annotation to go beyond the same old discussion forum assignments and rekindle student engagement with course materials to improve understanding and build connections.

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT Award Winner
Emerging Ideas Session
Understanding Science 2.0: How A New Interactive Visualization Tool Is Improving Teaching And Learning Of The Nature And Process Of Science
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Lisa White (UC Museum of Paleontology)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The University of California Museum of Paleontology Understanding Science website provides novel ways to engage learners in how science really works. Although science is a dynamic and iterative process, most process-of-science graphics don’t adequately represent the non-linear nature of scientific practices. A new interactive tool associated with the Understanding Science website facilitates critical thinking about how science works through use of visual maps on the process of science and that can be annotated with text, images, and supplemental files. Through this tool users can gain appreciation for the process of science as exciting, dynamic, and unpredictable, and as part of a larger community endeavor that relies on creative people thinking outside the box.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Using “Little Data” to Improve the Quality of Online Courses
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Dan Hillman (Boston University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

I conceptualized and pilot tested methods for using a small database of course metadata to improve the quality of online courses by analyzing faculty contact hours, and refining and ensuring consistent build and support processes. I used free tools and have had early success with designers, administrators, and faculty.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Using Collaborative Technology for Service Learning in Blended Environments
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Holly McKee (Southwestern Oklahoma State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will provide an example of how service learning has been achieved in a blended environment through the use of collaborative technology. The session will be used to facilitate discussion with fellow attendees and elicit ideas on how to move forward and expand the project in future semesters.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Virtual Conference Playbook: How to Set up and Run Your Own Virtual Teaching & Learning Conference
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth McMahon (Northland Community and Technical College-East Grand Forks)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Aurora Ballroom Corridor
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to host your own virtual conference to reach more faculty and staff! The virtual conference format allows for a low budget, low cost, highly engaging conference that can include a variety of presentations. Adapt our “playbook” of checklists, tools, and processes to create your own virtual conference.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Wading Gently into Gameful Waters Online: One Small Step at a Time
Date: Thursday, April 4th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Mark Simpson (Florida Gulf Coast University)
Co-presenter: Sheila Bolduc-Simpson (Florida Gulf Coast University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
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