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Why Innovation Studio? 

Innovation for teaching and learning is born through our collaborations and interconnectedness as educators. In this spirit, the Innovation Studio is a dedicated space at the conference for you to explore the pervasive challenges we face in the classroom and to craft innovative approaches for better reaching our unique populations of learners.


What is the Innovation Studio?

OLC Innovate is not a passive conference experience! Join the designers in the Innovation Studio for a series of live experimental sessions, design thinking challenges, the sharing of trade secrets, and more! This year, the innovation studio hosts a series of studio stations exploring the design thinking process, considering issues of diversity and access in designs, resident expert designers showcasing their work, and a conference retreat and reflection space for making sense and meaning of all of your wonderful learnings from the space and conference overall. Make the Innovation Studio your hub and your home base at OLC Innovate 2019, using it as a space to be inspired, network with colleagues, and reflect throughout the conference.


Connect with Us

Want to learn more about the Innovation Studio and how you can get involved? Connect with us on social media with the hashtag #OLCInnovationStudio or join our channel in the OLC Slack Team https://olcinnovate.slack.com/. We’re excited to start the conversation, and looking forward to innovating with you in person in Denver.



Innovation Studio Sessions

1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Designing Culturally Relevant OER For Online Learning Chris Luchs (CCCOnline)
1:00 PM to 1:45 PM Empowering Faculty: Addressing The F-Words In Faculty Development Kristi O'Neil-Gonzalez (CSU Channel Islands)
Michael McGarry (CSU Channel Islands)
Megan Eberhardt-Alstot (California State University - Channel Islands)
Lorna Gonzalez (California State University - Channel Islands)
2:00 PM to 2:45 PM Using Game Design Principles To Create Authentic Learning Experiences Andrew Feldstein (Fort Hays State University)
Gulinna A (Fort Hays State University)
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM Integrating Digital Simulations Into Science Courses Jacqui Hayes (Smart Sparrow)
Kathy Perkins (PhET Interactive Simulations - University of Colorado Boulder)
8:45 AM to 9:30 AM Clustering Code Submissions For Scalable And Social Feedback David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
9:45 AM to 10:30 AM Leveraging Active Learning To Enhance Online Or Blended Learning Environments Ashley Salter (University of Central Florida)
Alyssa Albrecht (University of Central Florida)
Jessica Tojo (University of Central Florida)
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM How Audio Posters Can Be Used As Unique Engagement Spaces At Conferences Daniel Lynds (Davidson College)
Timothy Clarke (Muhlenberg College)
1:15 PM to 2:00 PM Annotation Within And Beyond The Classroom Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Jeremiah Kalir (University of Colorado Denver)
Sundi Richard (Davidson College)
1:15 PM to 2:00 PM Teaching With Care: Creating Inclusive Course Documents Kate Sonka (Michigan State University)
Jeremy Van Hof (Michigan State University)
Adam Nemeroff (Dartmouth College)
2:15 PM to 3:00 PM Instructional Design, The Card Game Qin Li (University of Utah)
Chris Hoffman (University of Utah)
Jonathan Thomas (University of Utah)




About the Studio Designers

Mike Goudzwaard, Dartmouth College


Daniel Lynds

Daniel Lynds, Davidson College

Daniel Lynds is an Instructional Designer with a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Masters in Education Technology. Daniel collaborates with people on making their work as impactful and open as possible. His work centers around digital storytelling, social network analysis, open education, and cultural theory. As an editor at Hybrid Pedagogy, a critical journal/community/conversation/study, Daniel finds himself constantly engaged with scholarship from international voices focused on the connectedness of learning, teaching, and technology in culture. This work feeds his interests in collaboratively building sense making in the humanities and beyond. He believes in people and their ability to critically examine their paths in the ever complex landscape of knowledge abundance. Daniel is also an interdisciplinary artist and general noise maker. Many of his creations can be found at daniellynds.com.

Adam Nemeroff

Adam Nemeroff, Dartmouth College – Co-lead

Adam works as a Learning Designer at Dartmouth College. He works across a variety of innovative projects with faculty and campus partners in the areas of educational technologies, course redesigns, experiential learning projects, and issues of accessibility and inclusivity in the classroom. Adam is a co-host of Teach with Care (also on your podcast app of choice), a collaborative podcast on issues of inclusivity in teaching and learning.

Kristi O’Neil-Gonzalez, CSU Channel Islands


 Chuck Pearson

Chuck Pearson, Tusculum College

Associate Professor of Natural Sciences at Tusculum College. Your geek at large. Science teaching and advising specialist. Current teaching focus in introductory chemistry, introductory physics, physical sciences for science literacy, and the odd biochemistry and physical chemistry course. Strong history in health professions advising, but will obsess over a college catalog with the best of them.

Ed-tech nerd (and raving Moodle fan, but facing the ethical challenges of technology and asking questions about opening the traditional and online classrooms). Education policy obsessive. Eclectic music listener. Native of the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp, adopted son of Central Appalachia.

Sundi Richard

Sundi Richard, Davidson College, Co-Lead

Sundi works to create an innovative and supportive environment to promote student and faculty digital dexterity and advance thoughtful integration of technologies in teaching, learning, and scholarship at Davidson College. Interested in empowering students to be active citizens in their online and offline worlds, Sundi explores digital identity, networking, and online interaction. She is part of an ongoing conversation in higher education about digital citizenship #digciz.