All Sessions are 45 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. 
All sessions are listed in US Eastern Standard Time Zone

OLC Accelerate 2020:  Virtual-to-Virtual Sessions

ALL SESSION TIMES ARE LISTED IN U.S. EASTERN STANDARD TIME (NOVEMBER 6-18)

All sessions except Discovery Exposition Foundry Sessions will be webcast via Zoom. Discovery and Exposition Foundry Sessions will be presented asynchronously via VoiceThread throughout the conference so you will not see dates/times on those sessions. 

Please join us for Networking Coffee Talks with our Sponsors in the 30 minute breaks between most concurrent sessions. Also look for our special evening events in the schedule.  

 

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ALL SESSIONS (BY DATE AND TIME):
Friday November 06, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Humanizing Online Learning
Date: Friday, November 6th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville)
Co-presenters: Karen Costa (Southern New Hampshire University), Michelle Pacansky-Brock (California Community Colleges CVC-OEI/@ONE)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

During this workshop we will delve into humanizing online learning, what it is, why it’s important, and how it is critical to student learning and institutional success. In addition to the examination of different aspects of the topic, we will create actionable items based on research and applied effective practice for faculty, staff, and administrators to take back and implement in blended and fully online learning environments as well as creating a culture of humanizing online teaching practices.


Virtual pre-conference workshops (Friday, Nov 6) can be added to your conference registration at a price of $125 for one or $220 for a two workshop combo deal.

 
Friday November 06, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
IELOL Master Class - Part 1
Date: Friday, November 6th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium), Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE), Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Carl Moore (University of DC), Luke Dowden (Alamo Community College District ), Shubha Kashyap (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor), Jason Rhode (Northern Illinois University), J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Leadership in the field of digital learning now more than ever is essential to your institutions’ relevance. Join current and past IELOL graduates to grapple with timely and projected leadership challenges. You will have an opportunity to:

  • Build your networks,
  • Fine-tune your financial acumen,
  • Hone your change management strategies,
  • Identify the essentials of preparing for emergencies while bolstering resilience,
  • Explore how to lead from where you are, and . . .

Much, much more.

This Master Class is the culminating phase of the 2020 Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) program. Members of the 2020 IELOL cohort and all IELOL alumni are welcome to register at no cost.

***This is an invitation-only event, open to graduates, former faculty, and current 2020 participants of the IELOL program.***


IELOL Class of 2020 and IELOL alumni are invited to register for the IELOL Master Class to take place virtually on Friday, Nov 6.

 
Friday November 06, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Mark Up the Margin: Engaging Students in Course Readings with Social Annotation
Date: Friday, November 6th
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Nate Angell (Hypothesis), Flower Darby (Educational Consultant)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

In collaboration with the Online Learning Consortium and AnnotatED, the community for annotation in education, Hypothesis is convening a free workshop on collaborative annotation at Accelerate 2020. Register now to join on Friday 6 November 2020.

The workshop will start off with a quick orientation to collaborative annotation for social reading: what is it, and how are people using it to enrich online learning? This will be followed by Notes from the Field, where you'll hear from a variety of AnnotatED community members about how collaborative annotation is happening at their schools, and you’ll have the chance to discuss your ideas and questions with these experienced practitioners.

The main focus of the workshop will be a hands-on activity to explore, discuss, and augment readings on topics shaped by Accelerate 2020 keynoter Flower Darby. We'll practice reading together to see firsthand how collaborative annotation can build understanding, connections, and community. Our conversations will be anchored in texts — literally — and spread out to engage other texts, ideas, and people beyond the workshop itself.

To participate in this free workshop, please register for the workshop here

Note: You do not need to be a registered attendee of OLC Accelerate 2020 to participate in this workshop. Hypothesis will send registrants Zoom connection information prior to the workshop.  Registered OLC Accelerate attendees will, however, also be able to access the workshop through the workshop session link on our program page.


Friday November 06, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
IELOL Master Class - Part 2
Date: Friday, November 6th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium), Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE), Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Carl Moore (University of DC), Luke Dowden (Alamo Community College District ), Shubha Kashyap (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor), Jason Rhode (Northern Illinois University), J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Leadership in the field of digital learning now more than ever is essential to your institutions’ relevance. Join current and past IELOL graduates to grapple with timely and projected leadership challenges. You will have an opportunity to:

  • Build your networks,
  • Fine-tune your financial acumen,
  • Hone your change management strategies,
  • Identify the essentials of preparing for emergencies while bolstering resilience,
  • Explore how to lead from where you are, and . . .

Much, much more.

This Master Class is the culminating phase of the 2020 Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) program. Members of the 2020 IELOL cohort and all IELOL alumni are welcome to register at no cost.

***This is an invitation-only event, open to graduates, former faculty, and current 2020 participants of the IELOL program.***


IELOL Class of 2020 and IELOL alumni are invited to register for the IELOL Master Class to take place virtually on Friday, Nov 6.

 
Monday November 09, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
Field Guide "Power Hour"
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dorothy Loftin (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Romana Hughes (Texas Christian University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Come join other conference attendees online and create an OLC Accelerate game plan. During this power hour you’ll have the chance to organize your conference schedule and select presentations and activities you want to attend. The OLC Field Guides will be present to suggest interesting presentations and activities, train you on the use of the OLC site/mobile app, and show you Engagement Maps. We’ll also discuss ways to participate virtually - including Slack and Twitter!  Meet old friends, make new acquaintances, and plan your schedule.  We can't wait to see you there!


Monday November 09, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
First Impressions Matter: Strategies for Creating an Online First-Year Experience (OFYE) that Lasts
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jamie Holcomb (Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts)
Co-presenters: Jeffrey Hall (Colorado Technical University), Ryan Korstange (Middle Tennessee State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression, so make it count!  From orientation to first-year seminars and social integration, this presentation will provide practical onboarding strategies that impact online student success and persistence during the first year of college.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
"This is Fine”: How to Quickly Move Your Courses Online, Keep Students Engaged, and Provide Engagement Data to Administration
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kelly Diamond (West Virginia University)
Co-presenter: Alyssa Wright (West Virginia University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how a two-person team successfully redesigned hybrid and onsite courses for online delivery in the span of two weeks. We will share our project management tips as well as how we simply tracked student engagement using Federal Education Guidelines as a rubric.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Andragogy as a Guide for Serving Adults in the Online Environment
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Malcolm Oliver (Excelsior College)
Co-presenters: Michele Paludi (Excelsior College), Gretchen Schmidt (Excelsior College), Candice Ward (Excelsior College), Anna Zendell (Excelsior College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The theory of andragogy provides a framework for assessing the needs of adult learners so that academic programs can be tailored to serve this growing demographic within higher education. This presentation is designed to demonstrate how online courses can be designed and managed using an andragogical approach to support the adult learning environment.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Student Reactions to COVID-19 Remote Learning: Lessons Learned from Multiple Institutions
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Suzanne Ensmann (The University of Tampa)
Co-presenters: Aimee Whiteside (University of Tampa), Amy Garrett Dikkers (University of North Carolina Wilmington), Sheri Conklin (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Were students’ needs met during the COVID-19 transition to remote learning? Were they able to complete their courses, despite multiple challenges? This interactive panel session helps us learn about the student experience as researched at two different public and private higher education institutions.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge - Equity & Inclusion Welcome
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning), Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Monica Simonsen (University of Kansas)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Grab your coffee and join us for a special welcome from our Equity & Inclusion (E & I) committee. In this informal meet-up, members of the OLC Community will share some exciting updates on new initiatives around equity and inclusion in our field.  

Learn more about OLC's Equity and Inclusion efforts for OLC Accelerate 2020.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Adaptive Blending: Designing for Personalized Online and Purposeful, Higher-Order Face-to-Face Learning
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matthew Vick (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Co-presenter: Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Adaptive and blended learning can be used together to fully leverage the strength of the online portion of classes to be personalized, mastery-based, and flexible.  Face-to-face sessions can be informed by adaptive learning analytics to focus on problem-solving, analysis, and collaborative learning best done synchronously.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
An Emergent Digital Teaching and Learning Model
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Connie Johnson (Colorado Technical University), Colm Howlin (Realizeit)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Presenters discuss results from our 4-year, collaborative, adaptive learning research including student outcomes and models that proved most effective for our online, adaptive, college algebra courses. We present an emergent teaching and learning model that frames digital and adaptive learning with predictive analytics.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Assess Student Learning in New and Meaningful Ways
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melony Shemberger (Murray State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An an exam normally is given at the end of units, and research projects typically serve as avenues for students to complete a research project. Assessing student learning in different, yet meaningful, ways can be helpful for instructors. This session will help attendees to design new and meaningful ways to assess what their students learn from the traditional assignments given. For example, if a final exam typically is administered, a "Plus 1" Approach could be added to a research paper, a poster presentation or a speech. This method, along with others, will be explained, all designed to help instructors plan for additional or alternative assessments to diversify their instruction and assessment. Attendees are encouraged to come with a course in mind that they want to use for this interactive session. 


Monday November 09, 2020 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Interprofessional Education in Health Professions: How a Critical Look can Elevate Patient Safety and Collaborative Practice
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Norine Masella (SUNY Empire State College)
Co-presenters: Maree Michaud-Sacks (Empire State College), Mark Lewis (SUNY - Empire State College), Alena Rodick (SUNY - Empire State College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Interprofessional Education (IPE) is a requirement in health professions programs, affecting communication, collaboration, and patient outcomes. We utilized a collaborative course design process, incorporating an unfolding case study with a medical record in our online course, allowing students to participate on an interdisciplinary team addressing the patient’s needs.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
An Authentic Laboratory Experience for Online Learners
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Caitlin Runne-Janczy (Science Interactive Group)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Science courses have been slow to transition online due to the difficulty of bringing a hands-on laboratory experience to remote learners. This session will discuss concerns and solutions regarding online science laboratories, and introduce attendees to Science Interactive's innovative online laboratory curriculum.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 8 - Webinar Room
  • Keynote Address
Keynote Address
Teaching Excellence + Technology Innovations: Empowering Students to Engage and Learn
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Flower Darby (Educational Consultant)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 8 - Webinar Room
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Online education affords more people more opportunities to earn a college degree. The steady growth of online enrollments shows the value and importance of making online learning experiences as effective and impactful as we can. When we combine excellent instruction in digital environments with the affordances of emerging technologies, we create a synergistic opportunity to support all of our learners in their educational journeys. Let’s focus in on the potential we have to combine great teaching with great technology to help our students engage more fully and learn more effectively.

Prior to the start of the keynote, we will recognize our 2020 OLC Award winners.  Please also join us at 6:45pm US EST this evening for our Awards Gala, where we will celebrate our award winners' achievements and have the opportunity to ask them questions.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Beyond Learner-Centered: Becoming learner-driven to empower student ownership of the learning experience
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Beyond learner-centered, is learner-driven design.

Learner-driven design empowers learners to shape their learning experiences. Because of this, it is challenging to scale learner-driven experiences.

In this presentation, you will learn about: 1) key learner-driven principles; 2) implications for course design; and 3) scaling learner-driven design in online courses.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
Coronavirus and the Forced Transition to Fully Online Learning: Advantages and Psychosocial Challenges for Graduate Students at HBCUs
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheila Witherspoon (South Carolina State University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Coronavirus affected the closing of college campuses to safeguard its faculty, staff and students. Transitioning to fully online courses became the solution to a gripping challenge. This presentation will explore how graduate students at HBCUs experienced this transition as its “new normal” and psychosocial issues.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Just in Time: Teaching Online- A rapid, scalable, & collaborative framework for training & evaluating teaching online
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Stern-Lockerman (Queens College City University of New York)
Co-presenters: Rowena Li (City University of New York - Queens College), Michelle Fraboni (Queens College CUNY), Jean Kelly (Cuny Queens College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 The COVID-19 pandemic required rapidly moving a large number of faculty and courses online. We developed a framework, accessible to all skill levels, that incorporates best practices and strategies while collaborating with faculty and utilizing existing campus resources. Participants will actively collaborate in adapting the framework to their needs.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 12:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Before You Hit Send...
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 12:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Holly Love (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Georgette Gorman (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract: Have you ever wished you could retract a communication?  Have you ever received a communication that evoked an unexpected emotional reaction?  If you answered yes to either one of these questions, you may want to explore your communication/emotional IQ.  This workshop focuses on how we receive and respond to communications. 
Monday November 09, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with D2L: Turning A Book Into A Movie - How To Create Meaningful Learning Experiences Online​
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christopher Sessums (D2L)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions.  Join Christopher Sessums with D2L to discuss these important questions: what an active and engaging online learning experience look like? What elements make it active and engaging? In what ways are you involving students in the learning experience? Join us for an active discussion where we will explore tips and techniques for creating more engaging and meaningful learning experiences for ourselves and our learners.​


Monday November 09, 2020 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Creating Consistency and Flexibility in Courses
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elyssa Naval (University of Arizona)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating consistency across courses is important to help students become familiar with their learning space. It can be frustrating to students if a course is hard to navigate. Find out how our team uses HTML templates to encourage best practices in course design and enhance the user experience of students.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Cultivating Leaders- If You Build It, They Will Come
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Hinshaw (American College of Education)
Co-presenter: Natalie Pelham (American College of Education)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Leadership is tricky and, contrary to what we see, simply promoting your top-performers to leadership positions is not the solution. Leaders and future leaders need assistance in cultivating leadership capacities. This session will explore ways organizations can “grow leaders” through formal and informal strategies. 


Monday November 09, 2020 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Leading the Charge to Implement Strategic Engagement Initiatives to Capture Enhanced Online Learning Opportunities
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Peter O'Reilly (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Bringing to life online courses is no longer a wish, but a reality. World events have made this goal even more relevant today. This interactive session will focus on discussing engagement opportunities that can result in making the online learning experience more personal and rewarding for both Faculty and Students.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Delivering Video at Large Scale, Low Cost, and High Accessibility
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matt Uhrich (University of Phoenix - Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Kelly Hermann (University of Phoenix) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

University of Phoenix has developed a system and process for delivering high quality, accessible video to online learners through a variety of platforms, for a rich experience. By utilizing Vimeo, BlackBoard Ultra, Rev.com, and WordPress, online students view video embedded directly into their course with closed captions. An extended experience allows interaction with transcripts, all within a robust and low-cost delivery network. We'll show you how it works.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Designing Science Lab Kits With Digital Solutions
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sujatha Kadaba (SUNY Empire State College)
Co-presenter: Rachael Barksdale
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students favorably describe their experiences with hands-on labs providing them with opportunities to observe and apply concepts and extend their overall understanding. There are some labs that aren’t safely or practically done outside of the traditional lab environment. These concepts are better delivered in a digital format or simulation.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Live: Conference Preview
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jenae Cohn (Stanford University) (Moderator), Douglas Geier (Golden Gate University), Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus), Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College), Janet Smith (University of Arizona), Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium), Torie Wynn (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Make the most out of your Accelerate experience by joining OLC Live! hosts Jenae Cohn and Nate Angell in a kickoff discussion with conference, program and engagement chairs about how they developed this year's rich mixture of online and face-to-face activities.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
Monday November 09, 2020 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Screen-Based Simulation: Engaging Learners with Technology
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Charlene Romer (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago)
Co-presenter: Christine Heid (ATI Testing)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This hands-on workshop focuses on effectively engaging students using screen-based simulation technology. This unique teaching technique facilitates learning with prebriefing, realistic scenarios and debriefing that adhere to International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning standards of best practice. Participating in a screen-based simulation will generate ideas for your classroom.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Stay-at-Home Learning: Online Course Outcomes at a Hispanic-Serving Institution and What This Means for You
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Cottrell (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will examine original research suggesting that online students have non-significantly different grades but higher withdrawal rates than face-to-face students after controlling for 15 student characteristics.  These results have important implications about how we provide education and support services online. Come discuss best practices for online education!


Monday November 09, 2020 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
What have you done for me lately? Communicating the value of the instructional support team’s activities
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dina Kurzweil (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Co-presenters: Karen Marcellas (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences), Linda Macaulay (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore parallels between instructional design processes and the process of crafting messages that communicate the value of instructional design to others at an institution. Participants will begin to develop and share ideas about strategies and messages that they can use when they return to their institutions.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Instructional Design for Instructional Designers
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The role of the instructional designer has always been fluid, changing more so over the past few months. Yet it remains, first and foremost, relational. Designing while pivoting modalities is less about teaching new skills and methods and more about serving and empowering faculty in encouraging and even humorous segments.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Online Student Behaviors and Attitudes: A Survey of Prospective Students, Current Learners, and Recent Graduates of Wiley Education Services’ Partners
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David Capranos (Wiley Education Services)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn more about the evolving perceptions and expectations of prospective, current, and past online students supported by Wiley Education Services. We surveyed more than 2,000 learners from our partner institutions about their motivations, challenges, and preferences in relation to pursuing education in an online environment.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With SmarterServices: Finding A Balance Between Student Privacy And Exam Monitoring
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carol Moody (SmarterServices)
Co-presenter: Mac Adkins (SmarterServices)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions.  A challenge for eLearning leaders is controlling the virtual testing environment while also providing students with the privacy and security they desire.  Join Carol Moody and Dr. Mac Adkins of SmarterServices for this important discussion.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 4:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Learner -Centered Course Design for Competency Based Education and Quality Benchmark Measures
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 4:30 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Margaret Czart (University of Illinois at Chicago )
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will address how faculty become the Instructional Designers to provide a learner-centered approach to competency-based education to include quality benchmark measures.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Following our own lead: Building an online doctoral program through equal parts strategy and serendipity
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cece Lively (Baylor University - EdD Online)
Co-presenters: Tony L Talbert (Baylor University), Julia Earl (Baylor University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Building an online doctoral program through the implementation of our own best theories and practices (and a bit of luck) is both a challenging and rewarding endeavor. This interactive presentation provides insights to the Baylor University online Ed.D. program’s design and development process that incorporated equal parts strategy (theories and practices) and serendipity (risk-taking and innovation).


Monday November 09, 2020 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
ENGAGE – ENergize your online course as a GAteway to GEnerate Student Success!
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lynette Williamson (University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The session will focus on three objectives related to online course delivery.  Those objectives are 1) engagement tools and techniques, 2) how to foster a transformative faculty to student relationship, and 3) strategies to create an engaging online learning community. 


Monday November 09, 2020 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Learning Starts at the Application: Community & Belonging in Student Onboarding
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jason Levin (WGU Labs)
Co-presenters: Omid Fotuhi (WGU Labs), Katy Kappler (InScribe Inc.)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how Western Governors University is leveraging an AI-based community-building platform to create a deeper sense of belonging among prospective students.  Preliminary research findings concerning the impact that belonging has on enrollment will be shared.  Attendees will discuss the research implications, especially as applied to their own institution.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Course Design Scalability - The Superpower You Need
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kenneth Larsen (Cidi Labs)
Co-presenter: Mike Zackrison (Cidi Labs)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to see what it looks like to have a set of tools that help achieve new levels of efficiency in creating large volumes of highly engaging and accessible Canvas courses -- in less time and without advanced technical skills.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Building Flexible Learning Opportunities for an Uncertain Future
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

In an unprecedented world where so much is uncertain, and at a time when instructors and students are not sure about the future of education, it is essential to design for flexibility and options for participating across a range of modalities. Building off the Right-Mixing framework (bit.ly/Right-Mixing-Slides) we will explore real and practical ways in which instructors can design courses that are flexible and can pivot easily for a variety of modalities and learner needs. Design it once and use it to fit a wide range of instructors' and students' needs and abilities to participate.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 5:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Sorry, I Can’t Fix Your Printer: Defining Instructional Design Through Strategic Narrative
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 5:00 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jinnette Senecal (Arizona State University)
Co-presenter: Celia Coochwytewa (Arizona State University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Are you an instructional designer? Have you ever been misidentified as “the person who fixes tech problems?” How does this confusion impact your ability to be successful in your professional environment? This session explores how instructional designers and related professionals might leverage strategic narratives to define and empower their work.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 5:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Hypothesis: Researching EdTech's Impacts with Ethical, Collaborative Investigations
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 5:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremiah Kalir (University of Colorado Denver)
Co-presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

We love to explore new tools and practices to improve teaching and learning, but how do we know what effects they really have? Join a conversation with Dr. Remi Kalir, the first Scholar in Residence at Hypothesis, to talk about ways we can investigate connections between student experience and changing technologies and pedagogies with ethics as a priority.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Reading Between the Lines: Designing Interactive and Engaging Reading Assignments Online
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jenae Cohn (Stanford University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In online environments, students read all the time, yet effective pedagogical approaches to reading are underexplored. In this session, participants will consider effective approaches to engaging their students in reading text. Participants will leave with a digital reading framework to apply to designing online reading activities.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Post-OERs: using the reusable assignment to revamp your course design
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: E-Lu Chen (University of Kansas)
Co-presenter: Daphne Tseng (Idaho State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this educational session, two instructional designers are hoping to build awareness of how to incorporate open pedagogy when designing reusable assignments. During the presentation, we will be examining how to apply the 5-step course curation strategy when creating reusable assignments. Moreover, it is important to ensure all course materials and content are accessible and meet diverse learning needs. 


Monday November 09, 2020 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Help I’m Overwhelmed with Courses! How do I keep courses up to date?
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cathy Russell (University of Arizona & Lone Star College)
Co-presenter: Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you keep up with course quality and revisions after the initial development? Learn how a team of instructional designers developed and implemented an asynchronous Redesign Cohort to assist and educate instructors on how to redesign their course so that students continue to get a high quality learning environment.


Monday November 09, 2020 - 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
2020 OLC Awards Gala
Date: Monday, November 9th
Time: 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

A virtual gala celebrating the 2020 OLC Fellows and the winners of the 2020 OLC Awards, focusing on the impactful and innovative work occurring across the field of online, blended and digital learning.

The OLC Awards Gala marks a night of virtual splendor and ceremony as we celebrate the achievements, elevate the innovations, and honor the commitments of this year’s OLC Fellows and award recipients. With over 20 distinct awards to distribute, we are privileged to have these leaders join us on the virtual stage as we thank them for their dedication to quality online, digital, and blended learning, and engage them in dialogue on their perspectives on what’s to come.  In line with the celebratory nature of the session, we invite you to select your most festive Zoom background, prepare a celebratory beverage or snacks, and join us for an enlightening evening filled with accolades and provocations featuring some of the amazing individuals in our field!


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us 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 occuring in the present moment" (Baer, 2003).  Clark Shah-Nelson will lead this guided mindful meditation session geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Accelerate Virtual Conference 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 November 10, 2020 - 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Wiley: Partner for Online Success with Wiley Education Services
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cory Berntson (Wiley edu LLC)
Co-presenter: Mark Wheeler (Wiley edu LLC)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions.  Join Wiley Education Services to learn about the services we offer to support your college or university's online learning efforts. We would appreciate the opportunity to explore your goals and ways we can architect solutions to meet your needs.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Forward Together: Integrating Internal Design Resources With External Partners in Higher Education
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Helen Chen (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Co-presenter: I-Pang Fu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Educational institutions today face increasing challenges of building up capacity to expand their online programs. Some have turned to “fee for service” option as an alternative to outsourcing to an OPM. Join us as we share and discuss our experience with integrating fee for service model with our in-house resources.

Session Takeaways: Audience attending this session will be able to discuss the benefits of leveraging an internal teams with fee for service partner to course design and development. They will see how trusting outside partners could add value to the work of an in-house team. Additionally, they will be able to articulate how beneficial it is to develop long-term relationships with external partners by setting goals and working together to meet them. Lastly, they will be able to evaluate whether this approach is appropriate for their institution.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Assessing Nursing Faculty Informatics Competencies
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Anne Bove (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty identify barriers to teaching informatics which prevent them from preparing the nursing workforce to have the computer and information literacy skills necessary for nursing practice today. We studied faculty informatics competencies, identified faculty informatics needs, and will share creative methods to increase faculty informatics competencies.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
“My language counts!”: Supporting multilingual learners in our online learning spaces.
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carolina Bailey (Madison Area Technical College)
Co-presenter: Susanne Treiber (Madison Area Technical College)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Presenters will provide data from research at their college revealing a confidence gap in language abilities between multilingual and monolingual students. Since confidence is an affective challenge in online learning for multilinguals, presenters will share a survey that instructors can use to make one of their courses more linguistically inclusive. 


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Changing Regulations: Understanding Regular and Substantive Interaction and Student Authentication
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The US Department of Education has approved a major overhaul of regulations relating to distance education. This session will provide participants with an overview of those regulations related to regular and substantive interaction requirements for distance education as well as student authentication requirements. 


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Increase Student Engagement with Harmonize
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alan Manley (42Lines)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Have you been looking to increase student engagement, while creating compelling content within your discussion board? Harmonize can help you do this! Harmonize is an LTI-compliant discussion platform that seamlessly integrates into all major Learning Management Systems, elevating your experience and the tools available. We will be reviewing using rich media (e.g., images, video, text, audio), Speedgrader integration, analytics, reporting, and more.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Creating Instructional Escape Room Activities For Traditional And Online Learning
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Valerie Nelson (Department of Defense/University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC))
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will conduct a short exercise to explore several types of escape room activities for active learning, use a development framework to design a short instructional escape room, and discuss ways to incorporate them into an Learning Management System to supplement instruction and assess learning.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Talk: All Things Canvas
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ryan Lufkin (Instructure)
Co-presenter: Taylor Dolbin (Instructure)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. Ryan Lufkin, representing our sponsor Canvas, will lead off with a chat discussing how the Canvas Learning Management Platform simplifies teaching, elevates learning and empowers student and institution success. Join us and share your Canvas stories.   


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Doctoral Student Progress and the Use of the Doctoral Degree Coach™ Tool: Preliminary Findings
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Milheim (Walden University)
Co-presenters: Michelle Brown (Walden University), Laura Lynn (Walden University), Joshua Saunders (Walden University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Doctoral Degree Coach™(the “Coach”) is a digital planning tool with several features designed to support student progress and successful completion of the doctoral capstone. The focus of this session will be a demonstration of the tool and preliminary findings relevant to student progress and their connection to its use.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Empathy Mapping as a Tool for Igniting UDL Mindsets for Online Engagement
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Suzanne Ehrlich (University of North Florida)
Co-presenter: Michelle Bartlett (North Carolina State University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Empathy mapping and design thinking provide a glimpse into the mindsets of learners. This session will provide learners with an opportunity to explore the value of embedding empathy into e-learning experiences by starting with empathy mapping and Universal Design for Learning as tools for designing for all online.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Moving mountains: The rapid transition to remote instruction forced by COVID-19
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sandesh Tuladhar (Columbia University)
Co-presenter: Michael Fleming (Columbia University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The impact of COVID-19 on higher education has been devastating. Universities across the United States were forced to make a difficult decision: close or move fully online almost overnight. Two administrators will share the story of how their University dealt with instructional continuity using online learning during a global pandemic.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Navigating What's Next: OLC & Cengage Break The Mold For Professional Development
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lauren Dietz (Cengage)
Co-presenters: Justin Dammeier (Ivy Tech Community College), Jenny Billings (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College), Morgan Rockett (Moberly Area Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In a recent survey in collaboration with OLC, Cengage, Bayview Analytics and other leading organizations, faculty and administrators ranked the need for help for teaching online among their greatest needs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Cengage and OLC embarked on a partnership to meet this need and expand professional development to support the agility and flexibility required in today’s world. In this session, you will hear from OLC-certified Faculty Partners about Cengage’s partnership and the resources available today. There will be time for open discussion at the end of this session.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Building Variable Assessment Questions for Adaptive Learning Courses: Creating Variety and Challenge Efficiently
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matthew Vick (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Adaptive learning systems require continual assessment to predict student knowledge and create pathways. Sufficiently varied questions are needed in order to measure learning beyond memorization and to promote academic integrity.  This workshop will provide strategies to generate a large number of possible questions with efficiency through banks and variables.  

 


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Mad Lib Bios
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Mad Libs are fill in the blank stories. Participants will choose words, parts of speech, as directed, to fill in the blanks in a create-an-interesting-bio exercise. The result is a creative and fun take on the professional bio that is sure to help you stand out at your next professional event. First rule about Mad Libs Bios: Don’t look ahead! It spoils the fun. 


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
A Program-Effects Case Study on Internal Training and Development
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Natalie Pelham (American College of Education)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The need for internally developed, employee focused online training and development is essential to ensure employees are equipped and empowered. The purpose of this qualitative, program-effects case study was to understand instructors’ perceptions, determine the effects of institutional online training and development, and understand current program successes and failures.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Express Workshop
  • HBCU
Express Workshop
Chaos and Change: Implications of Smart Technologies on Instructional Practices and Student Learning for Transitioned Traditional Classrooms Due to COVID-19
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gwendolyn Dooley (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learning is no longer confined to a predictable, systematic, and linear process since the emergence of distance learning, smart technologies, and now, COVID-19. Learning is often fluid within a complex and chaotic educational system. An educational system is continuous, dynamic, evolving, but not predictable to be labeled chaotic. However, with the emergence of COVID-19 for some seasoned traditional faculty with limited knowledge and use of smart technologies for distance learning, created disruptions and led to chaos in spring 2020 for those who prefer a face-to-face setting. For traditional programs, COVID-19 caused a paradigm shift that required instructors to adopt and adapt innovative instructional practices using smart technologies to create an active learning environment. In this workshop, chaos theory and effective instructional strategies are presented that may offer new opportunities for teaching and student learning for faculty unaccustomed to an online environment. 


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Designing Competency-Linked Courses for Critical Thinking & Workforce Readiness
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michelle Bartlett (North Carolina State University)
Co-presenter: Jessica White (North Carolina State University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will outline the importance of aligning competencies with courses and course assignments. Presenters will detail strategies of how to align competencies through detailing experiences of a two-year competency alignment project. Session participants will develop a draft competency alignment map of their own program or courses.  


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Remote at the Ready: How pre-built assets can be used for rapid virtual course and event development
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cynthia Schanke (Elizabethtown College)
Co-presenter: Linda Macaulay (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To rapidly transition to remote learning, we assembled a course containing pre-built example assignments and assets. By importing these resources, even inexperienced faculty could quickly convert courses and events to a remote format. In this session, we will share details of our plan, assets, and benefits of the format.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Instructional Design Summit - Part 1: Panel Discussion
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jason Drysdale (University of Colorado Denver) (Moderator), Sundi Richard (Davidson College), Berlin Fang (Abilene Christian University), Lainie Hoffman (University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz), Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Session 1 of the ID Summit will begin with a panel discussion on a range of topics including instructional design during the Covid-19 pandemic, new frontiers in instructional design, diversity, equity, and inclusion in instructional design; and resources for advancing your knowledge and practice. Join us for this dynamic conversation with our expert panelists!


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Virtual Dissertation Chair Training
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michelle Dennis (Adler University)
Co-presenter: Donna DiMatteo-Gibson (Adler University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Multiple sesssions of dissertation chair training have been developed and implemented.

We will discuss the process of providing this training and what content we shared.

Also, a discussion on the methods of virtual faculty training will be explored. 


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Gamified Session
Gamified Session
Using the Pivot Game to Guide the Process of Blending Agile Teaching Strategies and Technology in Post-COVID-19 Institutions While Fostering and Maintaining Human Connection
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Co-presenter: Dave Johnson (University of Nebraska - Lincoln)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this “Pivot Game” session, attendees will be arranged in small groups to redesign a residential learning activity given a challenging scenario, learning objectives, and a randomized set of variable constraints. The learning activity must pivot to an online or blended learning activity while fostering or maintaining human connections.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
So Suddenly Online: Trading Backward Design for A-PoEM in (Post)Pandemic Times.
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jerzy / George Jura (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The sudden non-negotiable shift from face-to-face, to online instruction in our courses, made it clear that our ID team needed to trade the uncontested, venerable “backward design” (Understanding by Design) framework, for something much more flexible and faster. This presentation traces our journey, and points to a new destination.Diagram of A-PoEM Framework


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 4
Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
COVID’s Impact On Student Privacy Awareness And Advocacy
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ashley Norris (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We have seen more student privacy concerns in the last six months than in the last 12 years combined. In this session, we will outline four reasons we believe students have become more vocal about privacy, considerations for universities and colleges to address, and what we have learned from our own experience.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with ProctorU: The Student Bill Of Rights- A Commitment To Student Privacy And Transparency
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions.   With COVID-19, we have seen an increased awareness of and interest in student privacy. Understandably, students feel forced into digital learning and are not always comfortable with sharing personal information online, especially when it comes to online proctoring. As the world’s largest online proctoring provider, ProctorU created The Student Bill of Rights to communicate a commitment to student privacy, not only for ProctorU but for our industry.  Join coffee talk host and ProctorU founder, Jarrod Morgan, for an informal discussion about student privacy and The Student Bill of Rights. Did we cover what students care about? Do you have suggestions on how to improve it? Any and all feedback is appreciated! To review The Student Bill of Rights prior to our Coffee Talk, please visit Studenttestingrights.org.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Online Learning Rapid Response Team
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Vivolo (Katz School of Science and Health | Yeshiva University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Did you only have a few weeks or days to turn your whole school online? Let's talk about how quickly your institution is prepared for the next big crisis because it will come sooner or later. Do you have a team yet?


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Instructional Design Summit - Part 2: Breakout Topics
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jason Drysdale (University of Colorado Denver) (Moderator), Sundi Richard (Davidson College), Berlin Fang (Abilene Christian University), Lainie Hoffman (University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz), Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In Session 2 of the ID Summit you’ll choose one breakout topic to explore in two parts. First, your breakout group will brainstorm ideas and share resources about your chosen topic/prompt. In the final part, you’ll work together to create recommendations for addressing that same challenge. Here is the list of breakout topics to choose from:

1.  People vs. Products: Scalability in Instructional Design

Our resource-strapped institutions are looking for solutions for scaling instructional design. Institutions make these choices differently, but their decisions are often centered around one of two primary pathways: investing in people or investing in products (or some blend of the two). As instructional design professionals, how do we lead the conversation about scalability and sustainability in context of people or product-driven solutions? How does each institution’s approach align or diverge from their mission and values? How do we influence decision-making about product procurement, hiring, and workload that create a sustainable and scalable future for academic instructional design?

2.  DEI & Instructional Design: Enacting Change

Designing and teaching inclusive, anti-racists courses and programs is more important than ever—yet faculty and instructional designers alike have a long way to go on the journey to inclusivity and anti-racism in course design. How can we partner with faculty to design more inclusive, anti-racist courses and programs? How do we individually and collectively grow our knowledge and awareness of social justice issues and practices for higher education and online learning? What steps can we enact as a profession to be inclusive and advance anti-racism through new approaches to instructional design?

3.  Ethical Choice & Use of Technology

There are so many technology tools that we use in higher education learning design. Some are simple to use, some are complex, but all of them can be used in ways that are problematic (and worse) for students. How do we ensure that the tools we use are used ethically? How do we ensure that we assess the organizations, tools, and processes we adopt for their impact on students and faculty? How do we address the significant privacy, data, and surveillance concerns related to ed tech tools such as remote proctoring and plagiarism detection?

4.  Design Challenge 1: Classes That are Challenging to Teach Online

Join this breakout for a scenario-based, community design challenge! Here’s the prompt you’ll explore together: With more faculty teaching in synchronous or asynchronous online environments than ever, there are courses and programs that are traditionally challenging to move online that are doing so—think visual arts, music, theater, engineering, and plenty more. You are the ID team at an institution that has continued to teach in remote and online environments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Faculty from these disciplines are coming to you for advice: do I choose synchronous or asynchronous? How do I convert my high touch course to an online space? Will my students learn as much as they did in person? Generate your recommendations and advice for faculty moving challenge disciplines online!


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Virtual Patients, Virtual Labs, Virtual Simulation from Virtually Anywhere.
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: William Ballo (Madison College)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

After the shutdown due to COVID 19 virtual patient simulation became a necessity for student success. In this session we will show you how we created immersive environments for virtual reality simulation and how we addressed the need for students to be able to have these experiences from home.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
When Learning Goes Remote: Faculty and Student Perspectives Following COVID-19
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nandini Srinivasan (Tyton Partners)
Co-presenters: Julie Neisler (Digital Promise), Nicole Lin (Tyton Partners)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Tyton Partners and Digital Promise surveyed faculty and students on the transition to remote learning. Student insights from the spring highlight challenges they faced and practices they responded to. Faculty responses from the spring and summer showcase how institutions responded with training and resources in preparation for the academic year.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Preparing the Future Virtual Workforce: Changing the Virtual Writing Classroom into a Training Site
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Meredith Singleton (University of Cincinnati)
Co-presenter: Suzanne Ehrlich (University of North Florida)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This proposal explores alternative pedagogy that leverages online writing classrooms as training sites for future remote employees. We propose using non-traditional strategies, such as cognitive modeling and collective feedback, to align the ways we teach the writing process to that which students will engage with as the future remote workforce. 


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 2:45 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Servant Leadership During Times of Uncertainty
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Hinshaw (American College of Education)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Being an effective and positive leader is challenging, even when times are certain. Leading in a time of uncertainty can be downright scary. This lightning talk explores how seven key components of servant leadership can assist leaders in leading during times of uncertainty. 


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Live: The Accelerate Experience
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Co-presenter: Jenae Cohn (Stanford University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Get a concentrated dose of Accelerate experience with OLC Live! hosts Jenae Cohn and Nate Angell as they lead a cross-cutting discussion with presenters and participants focused on this year's conference themes:

  • Access, Equity, and Open Education
  • Blended
  • Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Leadership and Institutional Strategies
  • Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
  • Technology and Future Trends

Excitingly, this year for OLC Live! we’re trying something new. Hosts Jenae and Nate are sourcing our guest interviewees right from the amazing group of presenters and audience members as a way to stay responsive to the discussions actually happening during the conference. You can help them identify engaging and provocative speakers by completing the OLC Live! nomination form: http://bit.ly/OLCLiveNomination .  

Today's focus will be on humanizing and practicing empathy in online teaching and learning.  We welcome the following guests:

  • Karen Costa, Faculty Development Facilitator, 100 Faculty
  • Patrick Dempsey, Director, Office of Digital Teaching and Learning, Loyola University Maryland

Join OLC Live! daily to hear from those presenters and audience members who have been identified as impactful during sessions for additional insights!


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Instructional Design Summit - Part 3: Breakout Topics (Continued)
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jason Drysdale (University of Colorado Denver) (Moderator), Sundi Richard (Davidson College), Berlin Fang (Abilene Christian University), Lainie Hoffman (University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz), Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In Part 3 of the ID Summit you’ll continue exploring the breakout topic chosen in Part 2.  In this final part, you’ll work together to create recommendations for addressing that same challenge. Here is the list of breakout topics to choose from:

1.  People vs. Products: Scalability in Instructional Design

Our resource-strapped institutions are looking for solutions for scaling instructional design. Institutions make these choices differently, but their decisions are often centered around one of two primary pathways: investing in people or investing in products (or some blend of the two). As instructional design professionals, how do we lead the conversation about scalability and sustainability in context of people or product-driven solutions? How does each institution’s approach align or diverge from their mission and values? How do we influence decision-making about product procurement, hiring, and workload that create a sustainable and scalable future for academic instructional design?

2.  DEI & Instructional Design: Enacting Change

Designing and teaching inclusive, anti-racists courses and programs is more important than ever—yet faculty and instructional designers alike have a long way to go on the journey to inclusivity and anti-racism in course design. How can we partner with faculty to design more inclusive, anti-racist courses and programs? How do we individually and collectively grow our knowledge and awareness of social justice issues and practices for higher education and online learning? What steps can we enact as a profession to be inclusive and advance anti-racism through new approaches to instructional design?

3.  Ethical Choice & Use of Technology

There are so many technology tools that we use in higher education learning design. Some are simple to use, some are complex, but all of them can be used in ways that are problematic (and worse) for students. How do we ensure that the tools we use are used ethically? How do we ensure that we assess the organizations, tools, and processes we adopt for their impact on students and faculty? How do we address the significant privacy, data, and surveillance concerns related to ed tech tools such as remote proctoring and plagiarism detection?

4.  Design Challenge 1: Classes That are Challenging to Teach Online

Join this breakout for a scenario-based, community design challenge! Here’s the prompt you’ll explore together: With more faculty teaching in synchronous or asynchronous online environments than ever, there are courses and programs that are traditionally challenging to move online that are doing so—think visual arts, music, theater, engineering, and plenty more. You are the ID team at an institution that has continued to teach in remote and online environments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Faculty from these disciplines are coming to you for advice: do I choose synchronous or asynchronous? How do I convert my high touch course to an online space? Will my students learn as much as they did in person? Generate your recommendations and advice for faculty moving challenge disciplines online!


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
“We all had to become stronger together”: Faculty experiences of disruption and innovation during the COVID-19 pandemic
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Aimee Whiteside (University of Tampa)
Co-presenters: Lina Gomez-Vasquez (The University of Tampa), Suzanne Ensmann (The University of Tampa), Ronda Sturgill (The University of Tampa)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With a framework of disruption innovation, this session addresses a study of the COVID-19 remote teaching experience of faculty at a mid-sized, private university. With over a 25% response rate, these faculty members’ stories of struggle, vulnerability, and innovation invite discussions of how to best support faculty in the future.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Maximizing Microcredential Courses For Student Success
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Penny MacCormack (Association of College and University Educators)
Co-presenters: Rhonda Fitzgerald (Norfolk State University), Terry Di Paolo (LeCroy Center - Dallas County Community College District), Emily Magruder (California State University
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In a panel-style discussion, academic leaders across a diverse set of institutions will share their experiences preparing and supporting their faculty through microcredential courses addressing evidence-based teaching practices, with a particular focus on online teaching. The panelists will share how they leveraged these flexible, short online courses to efficiently scale their institutional efforts.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Assessment and Curriculum Data with Tableau
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melanie Kasparian (Northeastern University)
Co-presenter: Kevin Coombs (Northeastern University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Tableau can help visualize and understand educational data. This workshop will share dashboards that showcase the student experience and program/course quality using Tableau. In this workshop you will create dynamic dashboards you can replicate with data from your courses and institution, such as surveys, grades, and curriculum maps.


Note: Participants should have Tableau Desktop or download the trial version prior to the workshop. 


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with HP: Designing Social Learning Experiences in VR (Virtual Reality)
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marie Vans (San Jose State University)
Co-presenter: Mike Belcher (HP Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. In this session, Marie Vans will take you on her Journey as she developed a course and curriculum model that allows students to build out their own Social Learning Experiences using the power of immersion in Virtual Reality to enhance learning through engagement. Marie will help us all understand that we don’t have to be a technical wizard to get this type of class started and will share her outline, process, and key insights with all attendees. A must for anyone looking to start VR Learning programs for their Students and/or Faculty.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Applying A Capabilities Maturity Model for Developing A Purposeful Learning Framework for Online Instruction
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenter: Carrie O'Donnell (O’Donnell Learn LLC)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The COVID pandemic crisis has not resulted in sustainable change to online instruction.  MERLOT/SkillsCommons and O’Donnell Learn will showcase their Purposeful Learning Framework and Capability Maturity Model for strategic and sustainable transition to quality online instruction and provide examples of how they are implementing this change management framework to help institutions improve the online learning experience.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using backward design in an online teaching certificate course to encourage alignment of objectives and assessments.
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tracy Stuntz (Clovis Community College)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At Clovis, faculty are required to complete a certificate course in online teaching before becoming eligible to teach online. Faculty engage in backward design both in going through the course and in designing their own online courses. This highlights the importance of creating unit objectives and aligning assessments with them.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Curriculum Redesign: Improving Writing and Critical Thinking Skills in Doctor of Nursing Practice Programs
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anne Raines (University of Arkansas - Center for Learning)
Co-presenter: Michele Kilmer (University of Arkansas)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session focuses on improving critical thinking and analytical skills of students in Doctor of Nursing Practice programs through the creation of a writing across the curriculum plan. Strategies promoting professional maturity among DNP students with writing, concept development, and faculty development sessions will be presented.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Systematic Review And Environmental Scan On Digital Learning At Minority Serving Institutions
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Co-presenter: Kate Lee-McCarthy (The Online Learning Consortium (OLC))
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Through the Every Learner Everywhere Partnership, the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) have completed a review of research done in online and digital learning at minority serving institutions and/or community colleges, with a focus on Black, Latinx and Tribal population outcomes. Come join us and learn about our findings, hear about the next steps in our process, participate in future research, and continue the conversation in equity and inclusion.

 


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Distance Learning for All: Delivering Skills-Based Education Online
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Miles Mitchell (Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts)
Co-presenter: Jamie Holcomb (Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online education provides flexibility for most, but skills-based education has largely been left behind due to the necessity for hands-on learning, scaffolded skill application, and assessment requirements. This session aims to explore how skills-based education can be achieved online so that all students can experience the benefits of distance learning.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Individualizing faculty development on effective use of LMS using TPACK model
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Swati Ramani (Southern California University of Health Sciences)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explores the use of LMS with an innovative training approach using the TPACK model to build faculty technical skills and pedagogical knowledge while remaining contextually relevant to their discipline. It seeks to help institutions with faculty/teacher development efforts.


Tuesday November 10, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Evening Event
  • OLC Session
Evening Event
A Very Happy Happy Hour: Zoom Basics with Presenter Services - "The Zoom Where It Happens"
Date: Tuesday, November 10th
Time: 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Co-presenters: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning), Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College), Jillian Wiseman
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the Presenter Services Co-Chairs and Jillian Wiseman, representing our sponsor Examity, at A Very Happy Happy Hour! For this happy hour we ask those joining to spread happiness with some fun activities. Participants can share a visual image and story that makes you happy, share your happy place, or share a Zoom background that brings you happiness. Grab your favorite beverage and snacks and join us in spreading happiness and listening to live tunes. Along the way you will learn how to leverage some of the basic functionalities of Zoom for more effective online engagement (including how to change your name, how to change your virtual background, share content in the chat, turn cameras off and on, and how to change your profile photo).


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Are you Committing Assumicide in your Online Course?
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lynne Croteau (Rasmussen University)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Stoker (Rasmussen College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty make assumptions related to students, curriculum and teaching styles.  Assumptions can cause both student and faculty frustration, ultimately resulting in dissatisfaction. This session will focus on how to overcome problematic beliefs/assumptions related to students, such as: this is a 100/200/300 level course, all students should know APA, etc.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Chief online education officers (COEOs): We love them, we need them, but how can we best support them in these uncertain COVID-19 times?
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dr. Georgianna Laws (Life University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In these challenging COVID-19 times, presidents and provosts look to their chief online education officer (COEO) more than ever to provide leadership and assure quality in the administration of online and remote programmatic efforts. Join this session to discuss how higher-ed senior leadership can best empower and support their COEO.

 


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Combat Apathy, Increase Intrinsic Motivation, and Meet Students Where They’re At: Differentiated Learning Using Canvas MasteryPaths
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amber O'Neil (Excelsior College)
Co-presenter: V. Lemay (Excelsior College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Use Canvas? You need MasteryPaths to make your course learner-centered, energizing, and personalized! Experience three differentiated learning paths that take you step-by-step through activities that allow you to imagine the possibilities in your own course, and then have access to videos that walk you through the details. 


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Research Was Wrong: The Unlikely Outcome of Pandemic-Forced Changes in Training Models
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tamara Powell (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenters: Stephen Bartlet (Kennesaw State University), Brayden Milam (Kennesaw State University), Sam Lee (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At least in a pandemic, the research isn't always right regarding what works for faculty professional development. 


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break: Coffee Talk with O'Donnell Learn - Equity And Inclusion: What Are You Doing And How Are You Doing It?
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brett Christie (O'Donnell Learn)
Co-presenter: Carrie O'Donnell (O’Donnell Learn LLC)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

The shift to emergency remote instruction in the Spring of 2020 exposed how we place too many students on the wrong side of the digital divide. It is imperative we implement teaching strategies and learning solutions that promote access, inclusivity, and sense of belonging. Let’s discuss.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Faculty Validations in Influencing Online Students' Persistence: Faculty Efforts and Institutional Support
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 9:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Siti Arshad-Snyder (Clarkson College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty validation includes faculty-initiated interactions that reflect the faculty's interest in students' learning and success, interactions that lead to students feeling encouraged, and interactions that appertain to mentoring.  These interactions play a positive role in ensuring students' persistence in online programs. 


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Collaborative Content Design: An Ideal Vision for Course Creation
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Penny Ralston-Berg (Pennsylvania State University - World Campus)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Collaborative Content Design (CCD) model creates a dynamic that guides content experts through the design process in an engaged and supported manner. The model helps establish the faculty/designer relationship, then shifts to support a more collaborative design process, and culminates with a focus on student learning and engagement.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Creating Dynamic Learning with Zoom
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Joanne Serembus (Drexel University)
Co-presenter: Dana Kemery (Drexel University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Recently, faculty pivoted quickly to remote learning. This required switching from teaching in physical classrooms to virtual spaces, using web-conferencing technology. Success in doing so depends on an understanding of the pedagogical underpinnings needed to engage learners in this setting. This session provides tips for creating a community of learners.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Deeper listening: The unexpected relevance of external stressors and time poverty for online students
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Catherine Manly (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study explored how life events impact time and energy available for education (interviewing 49 online students at a large public urban US university). Surprisingly, 89% of reported external stressors differed from factors students indicated impacting course outcomes. Join our discussion of these complex environmental factors possibly underreported in research. 


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Draw All Learners In: The Power of Immersive Video-based Lessons
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jason Webb (Syracuse University)
Co-presenter: Sue Germer (PlayPosit)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join Jason Webb, Syracuse University’s Instructional Analyst, and PlayPosit Co-Founder Sue Germer for an inside look at how their instructional design partnership has led to a powerful HyFlex approach, innovation, and data-driven impact.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Accelerate Online Learning: Conducting a Self-Study or Outside Review to Provide High Quality Student Support Services
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Victoria Brown (Florida Atlantic University)
Co-presenter: Josh Strigle (College of Central Florida) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Recent events required rapid deployment of online educational programs and spotlighted the need for online student services. Participants will use a scorecard that allows for conducting internal self-evaluation or the OLC badging process to evaluate services. The scorecard services as a springboard for discussions to improve online student support.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Learning to Embrace a TFT by Remembering Your ABCs
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sharon Stoerger (Rutgers
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Preparing for and teaching online for the first time is hard, but these uncomfortable feelings will not last forever. Instructors can acknowledge this to be a terrible first time (TFT). This session will walk the audience through their ABCs to embrace this TFT in ways that lead to rewarding outcomes.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with Carolina Distance Learning: Open Invite - Join Carolina Distance Learning To Discuss The Use Of Science Lab Kits. What’s Working And What Isn’t?
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cathy Wheeler (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions.  Led by Cathy Wheeler of Carolina Distance Learning, come join your peers to share your experiences using lab kits to teach your online science courses. Share what you have found to be successful as well as pitfalls to watch out for.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Does Structure Matter? Aggregate findings of the CORAL study into the evolving nature of organizational structures of online units at colleges and universities
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Co-presenters: Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College), Monica Simonsen (University of Kansas)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In response to the ongoing dialog in the online community about where online programming “lives” in an institution of higher education, CORAL research collaborative launched a study to investigate the intersection of organizational structure and academic functions of colleges and universities throughout the United States.  All the results are in!

 
Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Facilitating synchronous team design activities to promote cognitive presence in a remote engineering laboratory class
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Baiyun Chen (University of Central Florida)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Digitally-facilitated team activities in an Engineering laboratory course will be piloted and evaluated. Researchers will measure students’ cognitive presence in synchronous team design activities facilitated via two collaboration tools: Edupad and Zoom breakout rooms. We will share the pedagogical mechanism of the remote team-design strategy and present our research findings.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Sunshine State Stories: Investigating Opportunities and Challenges of Florida’s Online Course Quality Initiative
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Randall Beaver (Florida International University - Miami)
Co-presenter: Lergia Olivo (Florida International University - Miami)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This qualitative research-based presentation will highlight perceived challenges and opportunities related to requirements in the State University System of Florida’s 2025 Strategic Plan for Online Education, which calls for all new and substantively revised courses to undergo a quality certification process that follows Quality Matters course design standards.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Giving Med Students A Front Row Seat … Virtually
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michael Wright (Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED))
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Medical school is complex enough for students without adding the possibility of virtual courses. But an Ohio school led the way among its peers during the initial spring shutdown and found the perfect formula for a flipped hybrid fall: a rotating schedule for on-site and online students and an essential mix of streaming video and collaborative conference technologies.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Designing, Implementing, & Scaling an Online Course Quality Review & Refresh Process with OSCQR
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (Open SUNY)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with MindEdge Learning: Challenges In Implementing Curriculum Resources
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chris Edwards (MindEdge Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. Instructional Technologists and Learning Designers are Builders. But it’s tough to do the building, making and doing when it’s hard to have access to the all raw materials. Sadly, that's a common challenge when implementing curriculum resources into online courses. Join Chris Edwards with MindEdge Learning to spend a few minutes taking about the ideal state and ways to improve this reality.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Charting crowd-sourced plagiarism
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Zachary Dixon (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University )
Co-presenter: Kelly George (Embry Riddle Aeronautical University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation explores the problematic of crowd-sourced plagiarism on ‘study aid’ web platforms by reviewing the results of two studies to measure the frequency and kind of coursework shared from a sample university, and discussing the academic imperatives, obligations, and recourses to address the ‘underground’ crowd-sourcing of academic course materials.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Three Simple Steps to Building Online Learning Communities
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Peggy Moore (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Co-presenters: Analisa McMillan (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Kimberly Michael (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An active learning community in the online classroom keeps your students engaged in their learning experience and leads to higher levels of student satisfaction.   In this session, participants will examine how to build and nurture online learning communities in three simple steps of 1) content development, 2) course design on the LMS, and 3) instructor presence and how they all play a significant role in all learning communities.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Continuing the Community Conversation on Mental Health Support for Online Learners
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mitchell Farmer (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Even before COVID-19 disruptions there was strong demand for mental health services at colleges and universities but a lack of clarity on how to respond to the needs of online learners. Join the next participant-driven discussion on the challenges, limitations, and opportunities for designing mental health services for online learners. 


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Faculty Online Training: faculty driven development to support online teaching
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Suzanne Szucs (Rochester Community and Technical College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This lecture will give an overview of the Faculty Online Training course, a faculty driven initiative. Designed and presented by faculty, the course offers support for faculty designing online resources with oversight from faculty mentors, while providing best practices resources and creating a community of online educators. 


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Introductions: An Early Glimpse at Student Performance
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Leslie Johnson (Purdue University Global)
Co-presenter: Mary Bruce (Purdue University Global)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Is the timeliness of student introductions a significant predictor of student success?  A recent research study within the School of General Education for an online university found some fascinating results pertaining to the timing of online students’ introduction posts.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Faculty-to-Faculty and Student-to-Faculty Support in the Move to Online Instruction
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Farah Vallera (Lehigh University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many educators struggled with the rapid online transition with uncertainty and reluctance, but urgency necessitated change.  We developed a faculty-to-faculty and student-to-faculty support and training system to help instructors transition online.  Hear how faculty benefited from instructional design students’ and faculty peers’ help with the redesign of courses throughout COVID.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Applying Kirkpatrick’s Training Evaluation Model: Assessing a First Time Faculty Training Course
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Danielle Aming (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will breakdown Kirkpatrick’s Four Levels of Training Evaluation and how to apply this model to training programs.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Using Virtual Reality To Enhance Student Engagement In Large Enrollment Distance Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tod Clapp (Colorado State University)
Co-presenter: Paul Martin (HP Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In 2019, Colorado State University Dept. of Biomedical Sciences opened the first large scale VR lab in an educational setting. The lab utilizes BananaVision software developed at CSU, enabling students to interact with a true 3D data set in VR. Due to COVID-19, the lab shipped 100 HP Omen VR capable laptops and HMDs to enable distance learning for undergraduate students for the summer anatomy course. This large-scale remote VR deployment overcame barriers to learning access, while maintaining a high level of student engagement and performance.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Reframing Leadership for Online Learning in the New Normal
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matthew Sowcik (University of Florida)
Co-presenters: Robert Strong Jr (Texas A &M University), Nicole Stedman (University of Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

As the world quickly transitioned to online learning, leaders are relying on simplified assumptions preventing them from optimizing the new environment. The workshop explores Bolman and Deal’s four-frame leadership model to provide participants with advance understanding of the leadership needed to move online learning forward in the “new normal”.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Virtual Technology Test Kitchen Preview
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dorothy Loftin (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Co-presenters: Romana Hughes (Texas Christian University), Adam Davi (University of Arizona), Kristin Ziska Strange (University of Arizona)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Have you ever wondered what goes into creating the Technology Test Kitchen?  What kind of work fills the buckets of two nerds that enjoy breaking, poking, and using technology in learning? And what does a kitchen have to do with ANY of this? Join us for an insightful, we hope, look into the inner workings of the 2020 Accelerate Tech Test Kitchen and the chefs that create the delectable learning experiences in it!

 


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Instructor Social Presence in Higher Education Emergency Remote Teaching
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amy Garrett Dikkers (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Co-presenter: Sheri Conklin (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student connectedness with online instructors is important for student learning and satisfaction. We share results from a cross-sectional survey of higher education students enrolled in face-to-face instruction forced online due to COVID-19. Responses provide insight into what students value in the online sphere and assist instructors with building connections.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Cut The Thread: Reconceiving Online Discussions Beyond the Post-and-Reply Model
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Veena Radhakrishnan (Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session introduces a visual approach to online discussions and combines social and educational elements to help faculty and students easily create and share knowledge and reimagine the possibilities of online collaboration and learning.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Story is in the Structure: A Multi-Case Study of Instructional Design Teams
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jason Drysdale (University of Colorado Denver)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explores groundbreaking research conducted on the organizational structures of instructional design teams. Discover the influence of structure on the empowerment, role clarity, and leadership opportunities of instructional designers and the ideal structure for building a sustainable, scalable, and empowered instructional design team. Hear the story and lead the change!


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
OLC Live: The Accelerate Experience
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Co-presenter: Jenae Cohn (Stanford University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

With the dramatic effects the COVID-19 pandemic has already had on education, what are the longer-term effects on people, practices, and organizations focused on developing teaching and learning, like instructional designers, faculty developers, educational technologists, and centers for teaching and learning. What’s changed? What changes are going to persist? What will change moving forward?

Join us to hear our discussion with special guests:

  • Anthony Picciano, Professor PhD Program in Urban Education, CUNY Hunter College and Graduate Center
  • Sherri Braxton, Senior Director, Instructional Technology, University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Community of Inquiry Framework: Future Practical Directions - Shared Metacognition
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Norm Vaughan (Mount Royal University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This research study investigated how students were learning from each other (shared metacognition) in a blended course. Practical results will be discussed for redesigning courses to help students develop their capacity for shared metacognition using the community of inquiry framework and digital technologies.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Cyber Attack to COVID -19: Navigating Emergencies through Leadership and Strategy
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Roxanne Gonzales (New Mexico Highlands University)
Co-presenter: Joe Gieri (New Mexico Highlands University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

AY 19/20 was one for the books for New Mexico Highlands University; fall presented a cyber-attack, spring COVID-19.  Despite the cyber-attack challenge, it actually prepared the university for a quick technology response to COVID-19.  This session explores leadership and strategic elements that ensure successful navigation in an emergency.        


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Magic of Blended Course Assessment
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Heidi Watson-Held (Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Drastic times call for drastic measures.  In the sudden shift to “remote learning”, higher education was struck with a drastic change in instruction using blended learning through videoconferencing.  Throughout this presentation, we will challenge participants to thoughtfully consider how to best measure learning through Blended Learning assessment.

 
Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 7
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Hey,...did ya hear what's new at VoiceThread?
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Barry (VoiceThread)
Co-presenter: George Haines (VoiceThread)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Finally! Our New Assignments Builder is here! Zoom integration is available! Join us to see these new features in action. Make your online delivery more powerful in today's remote classroom.   


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 7 & 8 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Accessibility Blueprint: Developing your strategy for equal access
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7 & 8 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kelly Hermann (University of Phoenix)
Co-presenters: Daja McCleve (University of Phoenix - Main Campus), Robert Becker (University of Phoenix - Main Campus)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

How accessible is the technology that you use on your campus?  Is your answer a confident, “I have no idea.”  Let’s draw a blueprint for a more accessible campus.  Accessibility and disability services professionals will share steps, tips, tricks and resources to tackle accessibility across campus to ensure equal access.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 7 & 8 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
A Wizard’s Guide to Teaching Online by Design
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7 & 8 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melody Buckner (University of Arizona)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

You don’t have to be a wizard to make magic happen in an online course. This workshop will introduce you to the basics of teaching online by designing a virtual environment to engage learners and bring your content to life. Universal Design for Learning, magical media techniques, and best practices in online pedagogy will be outlined as we cast spells over dull teaching methods and produce captivating educational experiences. Grab your wand and broom for an enchanted time of creativity and exploration into the world of online wizardry.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with NC-SARA: SARA Q & A - What would you like to know about State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements?
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melanie Booth (NC-SARA)
Co-presenter: Marianne Boeke (NC-SARA)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. What would you like to know about SARA - the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements for distance education?


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Engaging online students through storytelling using the EMPOWER mnemonic
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marlene Blake (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Holly Love (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The session presenters will share storytelling techniques using the EMPOWER (Engage, Meaningful, Prepare, Organize, Writing, Expectations, Relevant) mnemonic to create connections with students in the online classroom. Participants will learn how to utilize the EMPOWER mnemonic in an engaging, meaningful, and relevant way in the online classroom.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Instructional Design and the Temp(lates) of Do(om): The Development, Creation, and Maintenance of Department Specific Templates at a Research University
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kiley Forsythe (Mississippi State University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The use of templates is a highly contested topic in Higher Education. This presentation will provide insight into how Mississippi State University has tackled, and conquered, the pitfalls of the template by providing highly individualized templates that meet the needs of various departments.


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Best Practices for Teaching Online. An Innovative Faculty PD Program.
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer McGuire (Mountain View College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Is your institution struggling to prepare faculty to teach successfully online? Best Practices for Teaching Online is a faculty professional development program developed in partnership with NISOD and in collaboration with multiple higher education institutions. Come learn about this exciting program and how your faculty can benefit from national recognition!


Wednesday November 11, 2020 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
Virtual Happy Hour: Chef-nanigans with the TTK: Games, Tech, and Laughs
Date: Wednesday, November 11th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Adam Davi (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Kristin Ziska Strange (University of Arizona), Justin Go (Science Interactive Group)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come join the TTK Chefs for an hour of games, technology, and chef-nanigans. Bring your liquid of choice and a whole lot of patience for things to go sideways.  (Is my mic still on?)  We’ll play a few games, chat about a few of our favorite technology “fantastic freebies” and have more laughs than should be allowed in any one Zoom call.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Coping with Disaster: Perceptions of Faculty about Remote Teaching during the 2020 Pandemic and Lessons Learned
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Deborah Mixson-Brookshire (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenters: Julie Moore (Kennesaw State University), Stephen Bartlet (Kennesaw State University), Tamara Powell (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With the outbreak of Covid-19, institutions scrambled to shift to remote learning. How did faculty cope with this transition? What could your institution have done better? We will share our surveyed faculty perceptions concerning the transition along with lessons learned that will shape future professional development and strategic response.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Fostering Presence in Virtual Courses: How to simulate engagement and energized, ‘face-to-face’ learning with students online.
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cindy Corritore (Creighton University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 I teach flipped, on-site courses. I love the student engagement and high energy this brings. Covid-19 halted onsite; I had no idea how to reproduce this online. I will share what I did to recreate my energized, productive classes online using ‘presence’ and new technologies; you will participate in a demonstration.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Engage in the Wrestle: Breadth, Depth, and Modality Need not Fight for Dominance
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bethanie Hansen (American Public University System)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, participants will learn about strategies to teach music appreciation online, approaching diverse methods that have been used over time, as well as adaptations made by faculty who had not previously taught online but had to rapidly transition. Although music is the subject of focus, considerations for scope and breadth addressed apply to all subject areas and introduce considerations for transitioning varaious subjects online, based on research and practice.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
An Online CBE Business Law Class, Engaging and FUN? You bet!
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cindy Domaika (Nicolet Area Technical College)
Co-presenters: Ellen Mathein (Nicolet Area Technical College), Penny Kuckkahn (Nicolet Area Technical College)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A small community college took its online CBE Business Law class and transformed it to a student-centric, engaging, interactive class using OER, in which the students feel the instructor is right there by their side. Sound impossible? Learn about our team approach to accomplish this feat.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with CogBooks: Election results are IN! Leveraging adaptive learning for the greater good - Chat with the creators of ASU News Co/Lab’s innovative MOOC and learn how they brought media literacy to the masses
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Heather Shelstad (CogBooks)
Co-presenters: Kristy Roschke (ASU News Co/Lab), Celeste Sepessy (Arizona State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. Join CogBooks in conversation with creators from ASU News Co/Lab including Managing Director Kristy Roschke, and Editor Celeste Sepessy about their innovative MOOC. Learn their motivations for the free course, why they selected an adaptive platform, how they incorporated synchronous and asynchronous learning, and ahaa moments experienced since the course launched.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
A Tri-Modal Approach to Student Engagement
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sharon Goldstein (SFG Consulting)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online students should have the same access to support and engagement opportunities as their onsite counterparts however this is not always the case.  Join me as I demonstrate how a tri-modal approach - programming, support services, and outreach – serves to create a supportive, nurturing, and engaging online experience.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2
Thursday November 12, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Mapping The Future Of Online Proctoring: Integrity, Security, And Privacy In The New Normal
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ryan Leer (Examity)
Co-presenters: Scott Foote (Examity), Cheryl Esselen (Examity), Shailu Tipparaju (Examity)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges – but it has also spurred innovation and creative thinking as institutions and providers seek to support students in a rapidly changing landscape. In this session, team members from the country’s leading online test security company will discuss lessons learned from six months of collaboration.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • HBCU
Workshop
Bracing for the Storm: Building an Online Learning Rapid Response Team
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Vivolo (Katz School of Science and Health | Yeshiva University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

How prepared was your institution when COVID-19 struck? Even the most advanced online school still struggled with organizing and responding rapidly to going online. This workshop will helo institutions to create a plan to bring together a group of remarkable people to quickly address a crisis.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Lightning Talk
  • HBCU
Lightning Talk
Strengthening the Nucleus of the Online HBCU Executive Team: Transversal Leadership
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Lawrence (Indiana Tech)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive Lightning Talk furthers a 2019 pilot study completed for the OLC Graduate Student Discovery Program. It focuses on clearly presenting the results and conclusions of the full-scale research project so that attendees are compelled to reflect on the themes of online HBCU executive leadership and transversal leadership by generating intellectually-driven questions on leadership competencies present at their own college or university and/or development of their own research to investigate these themes as a vision for the future of online learning beyond 2020. 


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With PSI Services: The New Normal - How COVID-19 Has Driven Schools To Adopt Online Proctoring
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk with PSI experts. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as an interlude between sessions. Mark Musacchio, representing our sponsor PSI, will kick things off with a chat about how COVID-19 has necessitated the adoption of Online Proctoring at scale by schools around the world. We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us!     


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Creating Meaningful Interprofessional Education Experiences Online - An Interinstitutional Approach
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Wiss (The George Washington University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

This Lightning Talk focuses on an interinstitutional collaboration between seven universities, offering large format (250+ students) virtual interprofessional education (vIPE) experiences to their students in the health professions. Guidance on offering meaningful and highly collaborative online IPE will be shared along with assessment data and some truly remarkable student outcomes.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
Thursday November 12, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Learning Experience Design: An Integrated Framework for Designing Learner-Centered Online Courses
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Les Howles (University of Wisconsin Madison)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learning Experience Design (LXD) involves a holistic and learner-centered approach to the design of online courses. This session provides a much-needed framework based on learning science research and proven design principles that practitioners can use to enhance and upgrade conventional instructional design practices. 


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Active Learning Strategies for the Online Classroom
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Desiree Caldwell (Gwynedd Mercy University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It can be difficult to engage students in an online environment. Implementing active learning activities can increase student engagement. I will review the difference between active and passive learning activities, engage the audience in an active learning activity, and present a variety of resources for attendees to walk away with.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Active Learning with HHMI BioInteractive Videos
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tara Jo Holmberg (Northwestern Connecticut Community College)
Co-presenter: Annie Prud'homme-Genereux (Capilano University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

HHMI BioInteractive provides free, high-quality videos that leverage the power of real science stories to engage students with a number of different life science topics. This Live Workshop will highlight various types of videos, including those with embedded questions, as well as active learning strategies for using these resources in online courses.     


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Harnessing the Power of EdTech: How innovation is “disrupting” Educators
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Gedak (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
Co-presenter: Robin Leung (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

In this 10-minute PechaKucha lightning session, we will present the challenges that face 21st century instructors in the adoption and implementation of technological innovations in teaching and learning. This session will examine the challenge's educators face when pedagogy and technology intersect; and will offer some practical solutions to incorporating technological innovations into teaching practice.  


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with Respondus: Your Online Proctoring Questions Answered
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Arie Sowers (Respondus)
Co-presenter: Erin Thornbury (Respondus)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. The Respondus team will be on hand to address our most frequently asked questions about online testing, remote proctoring, Respondus Monitor, and more. Join us to join the conversation!


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Maximizing your Scholarly Productivity: A How-To Workshop on Integrating Social Science Research into your Online Course
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amanda Denes (University of Connecticut)
Co-presenter: Rory McGloin (University of Connecticut)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The primary aim of the session is to provide a clear step-by-step path for course instructors, designers, and administrators who are interested in adding a quantitative social science research study to the online courses they teach, design, or manage.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Milestone Peer Evaluation: Effective online strategy for student success with macro learning
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mina Majstorovic (American Public University System)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student learning retention may be much higher with micro learning, but it cannot completely replace macro learning, approach necessary in college setting as well as in the workforce, for building complex foundational knowledge. Successful online education strategy which aims for reconciliation of both learning approaches is the Milestone Peer Evaluation.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Promoting Engagement and Success: Meeting Learners by what they have not where they are
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeanne Samuel (Delgado Community College)
Co-presenter: Amanda Rosenzweig (Delgado Community College)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The COVID-19 pandemic caused us to quickly adapt our on-campus courses to online delivery and created motivation to adopt trends in course design and delivery to close education experience equity gaps.  Explore strategies for meeting your learners where they are by focusing on mobile, flexible, micro, and personal course design.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Engaging Traditional Students in a Transition to Online Learning
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (Pacific Oaks College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will provide faculty with the theories, tools, technologies, and strategies for proactively engaging students in your online learning environments.  As educators transition from traditional classrooms to virtual meeting spaces and digital classrooms, it is important to create a community of online learners through meaningful interactions and social technologies.  

 


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 1: Moving from Traditional to Digital Instruction, the Rules Change: Introducing the “Policy Playbook
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE)
Co-presenters: Van Davis (Foghlam Consulting), Cheryl Dowd (WCET - the WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies), Dan Silverman (WCET-WICHE)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In response to the pandemic, countless courses moved from a traditional to remote, blended, or online format. Possibly lost in the transition is the many federal, state, and accreditation regulations that are applied differently when using a digital format. A new “Policy Playbook” from Every Learner Everywhere and WCET helps college administrators and faculty navigate the rules around digital instruction.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
No One Reads the Syllabus
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Miriam Abbott (Mount Carmel College of Nursing)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

“It’s in the syllabus!” is the constant refrain of higher education faculty.  Every semester brings a repetitive batch of student questions that have already been addressed in a course syllabus. The same types of repetitive questions arise when it comes to course assignments.  Again, the instructions have been ignored

 In general, a student’s failure to demonstrate comprehension of course instructions stems from two sources:

  1. The student failed to read the instructions

  2. The student failed to understand the instructions

It would be naive to conclude that only the student has failed here. The author of the instructions may also be at fault. Copywriting is a pursuit that’s devoted to creating compelling, reader-friendly content.  When content is compelling, the learner wants to engage.  When content is reader-friendly, the learner understands the written text.  Most academics are not well-versed in best practices from copywriting, leaning instead towards what has been described as “needless complexity”

Guidance from three fields can dramatically improve instructional writing style.  Studies in neuroscience have suggested best practices for writing for reader comprehension. Behavioral science has suggested best practices for writing that motivates compliance. And the field of technical writing suggests techniques for simplifying specialized information.

Courses designed and executed using such principles were evaluated by students. At the close of the courses, more than 90% of students in the anonymous course evaluations agreed or strongly agreed with the statements that described the course as clear, understandable, and well-organized.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Prioritizing Pedagogy in a Pandemic
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lainie Hoffman (University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz)
Co-presenter: Sarah North (University of Colorado - Denver)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we discuss and dissect our approach to prioritizing pedagogy in a pandemic. We will highlight our 4 week facilitated bootcamp for faculty across two campuses, lessons learned, and next steps for scalable, continued professional development opportunities grounded in evidence-based practices.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Speed Up and Slow Down: Changes and Challenges of Blended Learning in Medicine during the Pandemic
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bei Zhang (University of Vermont)
Co-presenters: Peter Horneffer (All American Institute of Medical Sciences/ Lecturio), Mark Best (LECOM), Elise Everett (University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine), Teresa Hunter-Pettersen (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A virus has become the most significant driving force of medical education transformation.  It has blended learning in medicine at an unprecedented speed.  In this panel, the educators from different medical schools discuss the changes, challenges, lessons learned; and thus shed some light for optimal blending in the future.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
The Changing Landscape Of Higher Education
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ryan Lufkin (Instructure)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We’ll discuss the challenges facing higher education during these tumultuous times and how Canvas is working with our customers, partners, and community to shape the future of education.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Family Feud
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sherri Braxton (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Here is your chance to participate in the online learning version of Family Feud! This game is modeled after the TV show and will give you a chance to introduce yourself and then play with your team. Watch connections grow as you work together as a team to get all of the answers for each category!


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 2: Leadership Lessons from the Pandemic
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Thomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will reflect on key online education leadership lessons learned during the spring and summer of 2020 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although these lessons were particularly applicable during the pandemic, they remain relevant going forward for anyone working in higher education.

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the U.S. during spring 2020, U.S. colleges and universities had to respond in new and creative ways. Thrust suddenly into the spotlight as the savior of higher education, online learning had to quickly scale and support faculty and students at a level never seen before.

This session will reflect on several key leadership lessons learned through the process of navigating the challenges of the pandemic, with an emphasis on those that will remain relevant even in a less unprecedented context.

The speaker’s institution (UCF) will be used as a case study in order to illustrate examples of the leadership lessons, but attendees will also be engaged to share their own experiences.

Session outline:

-Introduction
-UCF context, including pandemic migration statistics
-Leadership Lessons:
--- Communicate, Communicate, Communicate
--- Be Flexible
--- But Know Your Non-Negotiables
--- Create Urgency
--- Set an Example
--- Capitalize on New Opportunities
--- Be Human

Each of these lessons will be expanded upon and illustrated with examples. Attendees will be invited to share their own examples and to add to this list with their own leadership lessons through a structured discussion.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Blended Learning and Collaborative Virtual Reality: The Perfect Recipe for Achieving an Experience-based and Long-lasting Learning
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Monica Francesca Contrino (Tec de Monterrey)
Co-presenter: Claudia Alicia Puente-Grimaldo (Tecnológico de Monterrey)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Blended learning and collaborative virtual reality are key in the future of education. Join us to learn how to achieve long-lasting, practical, and experience-based learning focused on developing competences and student engagement.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Does the “D” in EdD stand for “Diversity?” We think so!
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cece Lively (Baylor University - EdD Online)
Co-presenters: Laila Sanguras (Baylor University), Jessica Meehan (Baylor University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Interested in supporting a diverse student population? The student population of our online program reflects considerably more racial, generational, and professional diversity than our university’s broader demographics. We will share the systems we developed to support the diverse student body in an online setting, including mentorship from program staff and individualized writing support from a departmental writing center.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Staying Academically Motivated during a Pandemic: Best Practices for faculty to encourage students to succeed
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: JeVaughn Jones (Lynn University - Boca Raton)
Co-presenter: Ellen Ramsey (Lynn University - Boca Raton)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It is important to help motivate students to reach their highest potential.  Before this can be done, faculty need to have the drive and determination to be the best role models to enhance academic performance.  Suggestions on how faculty can stay motivated during a pandemic will be discussed in this presentation. 


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Making Reading Active, Visible And Social With Hypothesis Annotation
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Co-presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how you can add collaborative annotation activities to teaching and learning in any discipline to enable students to engage with course materials, teachers, ideas, and each other in deeper, more meaningful ways.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
They're Watching You: The Internet of Things, Smart Devices, Ethical Hacking & The College Curriculum
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Beth Ritter-Guth (Northampton Community College)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Are you being watched?  Is your data being collected with permission you didn't realize you authorized?  What kind of culture do "Nanny Cams" foster?  At Northampton Community College, we've built a state of the art "Smart Apartment" to answer these questions.  As Builders, Breakers, and Defenders, students in programming and computer courses learn how to address security issues created by poorly designed data sharing sevices.  Other courses like Philsophy, Psychology, and Sociology address issues relating to the ethical use of these devices in every day places.  In this engaging & interactive presentation, participants will learn about the Smart Apartment while learning about their own risk taking in this modern world of 20/20, 24-7 surveillance.  


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Live: Sponsor Chat With ProctorU
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Jenae Cohn (Stanford University), Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU), Ashley Norris (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Explore practices and technologies for online teaching and learning with OLC Live! hosts Jenae Cohn and Nate Angell as they go beyond the sales pitch with Jarrod Morgan, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer and Ashley Norris, Vice President for Academic Affairs, both of OLC Accelerate 2020 National Titanium sponsor ProctorU.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 3: Student Speak: Equity Reality from Students of Color, Low-Income, and First-Generation Students
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jessica Williams (WCET-WICHE)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Amid a pandemic and difficult conversations about race and equity, we face a pivotal moment in higher education. By amplifying voices of Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students, poverty-affected students, and first-generation students, we can improve faculty practices and improve student outcomes. Join Every Learner Everywhere Director, Jessica Rowland Williams, PhD, and a panel of students who are a part of the GlobalMindED 2020 Leadership Class and the Equity Project, for a discussion on how advances in digital courseware paired with evidence-based, equity-first, innovative teaching can better serve today's students.  

Student panelists:

  • Tomozia Graves
  • Emanuel Walker
  • Kyra Welch

 


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Reimagining Studio/Lab Education through Universal Design for Learning: A Framework for Success Online
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jean-Marie Venturini (Otis College of Art and Design)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) was created to remove barriers to learning. The emergence of instructional technological tools coupled with the principles of UDL has opened up new opportunities to reimagine the traditional approach to hands-on education (courses with studio or lab activities), within a virtual environment. Such a transition offers solutions to common problems with this mode of education, as well as creating an inclusive and diverse learning environment. Come to this interactive presentation to learn some best practices and discuss ideas to support your own teaching. 


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Say It With Me: “It’s In the Visual & Accessible Syllabus!”
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Denise Robledo (Austin Community College District)
Co-presenter: Virgil McCullough (Austin Community College)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The syllabus communicates critical information students need to revisit throughout the semester.   This presentation provides an overview of how an academic department and an instructional designer developed a visual and accessible syllabus template.  This presentation will also offer tips on developing an engaging, visual and accessible, student-centered syllabus document. 


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Supporting Online Graduate Students Holistically with an Open Access Mindfulness Course: A Mixed Methods Study
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jackie Murphy (Drexel University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online graduate students face unique challenges as they often must juggle school with work and families. To support students holistically, and help students develop non-cognitive skills for persistence, an online open access mindfulness course was developed. This presentation will elaborate on the course design and the findings from the study.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with Harmonize by 42 Lines: How to Keep Students Engaged in Online Discussions
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marcus Popetz (Harmonize by 42 Lines)
Co-presenter: Rhonda Blackburn (USDLA)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions.  Join Rhonda Blackburn, PhD & President of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) and Marcus Popetz, CEO of Harmonize as they discuss  how to increase student engagement in online discussions. During the session they discuss best practices, lessons learned and specific tactics that can be used create welcoming and engaging online discussion.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Student Connection: What COVID-19 Taught Us About Student Sense of Belonging in Online Learning
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kamarie Carter (Texas State University - Office of Distance and Extended Learning)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 As distance learning became the new “normal” across the world, COVID-19 unveiled a key component of the online student experience: sense of belonging. In this session, participants will learn what COVID-19 revealed about student sense of belonging and how universities can improve student success and connection practices beyond the pandemic.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Stronger Together: Enhancing the Online Community of Care for Students Impacted by Disaster through Faculty “Champions” 
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alonna Koch (Western Governors University)
Co-presenters: Shvonna Aldridge (Western Governors University), Michelle Jungbauer (WGU)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In the face of any disaster, we are stronger together. This presentation will discuss how we leveraged our Environmental Barrier faculty “Champion” support program to increase faculty collaboration, strengthen the online community of care, improve student support outcomes, and expand to meet the needs of COVID-19 student impacts.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
The 3E’s of Education: Engage, Evaluate, Evolve
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: V. Lemay (Excelsior College)
Co-presenter: Beth Davies (Colorado Community College System)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can you easily incorporate innovation into the student learning experience? Be smart with your LMS by organizing it into three simple but powerful pedagogical learning strategies. Learn how we motivated students to “Engage,” “Evaluate” and “Evolve” as we explain how the development of one professional Ethics course became a unique example of our educational framework. 


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
What’s Your Type? How to personalize online learning according to learner types
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lamia Scherzinger (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI))
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on the four research-identified types of learners. Participants will be presented with the characteristics of each learner and what learning environments and activities are most successful to them, and how instructors can use this knowledge to create a more personalized learning process for their online students.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Assignments And Deadlines Cause Online Course Discussions To Fail
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brian Verdine (Yellowdig)
Co-presenter: Tyler Rohrbaugh (Yellowdig)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Best practices for online discussion recommend thoughtful assignments, detailed grading rubrics, and deadlines to allow instructor feedback. These seemingly sound pedagogical recommendations ignore the social context of discussions (i.e., peer-to-peer) and the role time plays in producing them. We present data from Yellowdig partners suggesting that many existing best practices are a major contributor to, as opposed to a remedy for, poor discussion outcomes.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using Social Media to Keep Prospective Students Interested
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cory Berntson (Wiley edu LLC)
Co-presenters: Amy Jauman (Saint Mary's University of Minnesota), Anastasia Apostol
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Months can pass between when students are accepted into an online program and when they begin. How can you use this time to learn how to best support their success? Institutions are turning to internal programs or social media platforms to connect with students. We’ll explore and share success stories. 


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Educating the Displaced Workforce with OER: SkillsCommons and MERLOT Helping Institutions Move Online
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn to customize your own OER Portal to help your institution move online as it delivers its workforce development programs.  Learn to use SkillsCommons, the US Department of Labor’s open library of workforce development OER and MERLOT to save time and money by adopting and customizing free quality online curriculum.   


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
Bolstering Your Teaching With a Reflective Teaching Practice
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Analisa McMillan (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Co-presenters: Peggy Moore (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Kimberly Michael (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we learn about the reflection process and how to add a reflective practice to your teaching practice. In this session, we will uncover the nuts and bolts of reflective teaching and practice writing short reflections weaved throughout the presentation to get you started on your reflective teaching journey.


Thursday November 12, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
Meditation and Mindfulness
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us 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 occuring in the present moment" (Baer, 2003).  Clark Shah-Nelson will lead this guided mindful meditation session geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Accelerate Virtual Conference in a healthy and present way together.

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


Friday November 13, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
EdD not ABD: Supporting Students in Rigorous Research in a 3-Year Program
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brooke Blevins (Baylor University)
Co-presenter: Sandi Cooper (Baylor University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Finish your EdD in 3 years? Including the Dissertation? Yes! Join us to learn more about how we have organized a rigorous research process in the scope and sequence of the program and the on-campus immersion experiences, all leading to an EdD, not ABD.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Creating a Sustainable Model to Assess Online Program Quality in a Professional Graduate Program
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sharon Stoerger (Rutgers
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Educators strive to provide high-quality experiences to their students – ones that lead to positive outcomes. Balancing the demands associated with a dynamic educational landscape with stakeholder questions about value can be challenging. This paper describes an online course auditing process to assess quality in a graduate professional program.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Faculty Use of Learning Analytics Dashboards
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Justin Dellinger (University of Texas at Arlington)
Co-presenter: Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While institutions continually increase the amount of large-scale learning data that they collect, many faculty still do not use it to inform course-level interventions and design. Learning analytics dashboards are a common way to present this information and this session explores how institutions could grow the usage of these tools.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Into Action: Transitioning faculty from teaching remotely to online learning
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Reginald Jackson (Northwestern University)
Co-presenters: Anna Luce (Northwestern University), Reba-Anna Lee (Northwestern University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Initially transitioning faculty to teaching remotely was a rush job.  The next step in the design process could not end with trainings only on the features of Zoom.  The door was open for a more structured and nuanced approach to instructional design and for us - it proved successful.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Course Conversions: Reframing Pitfalls into Best Practices
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Debra Guglielmini-Jackson (American Public University)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Skwiers-Koballa (American Public University System)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When integrating external resources in a course conversion, it will come with successes and struggles.  In this session, we will work to reframe the pitfalls into best practice ideas that can be faced when working along with a vendor or stakeholder outside of your organization.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Building Quality Into Your Online Program
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Friday November 13, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Authentic Contexts for Online Math Discussions
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kirsten Meymaris (Purdue University Global)
Co-presenter: Mary Bruce (Purdue University Global)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The COVID19 pandemic has produced datasets and statistics on a world-wide scale and yet also on a more personal local scale.  By connecting authentic real-world data in online math discussions, non-math major students can learn mathematical understanding and meaning to the incomprehensible changes resulting in our world from this pandemic. 


Friday November 13, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
MIYO, LMS, JIT, FOMD - The acronyms that matter in online, blended or on campus courses to measure and promote learner engagement and better outcomes
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nic Rebne (CogBooks)
Co-presenter: Heather Shelstad (CogBooks)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Just as learning isn’t one size fits all, teaching with digital courseware shouldn’t be either. Learn how CogBooks has created the most flexible adaptive courseware ecosystem that empowers instructors to teach their course their way, and still experience the benefits of adaptive learning technology for their students.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Looking To The Future - Breakout Collaboration
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dorothy Loftin (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Romana Hughes (Texas Christian University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

While we don’t have a crystal ball, we can take what we’ve learned and experienced as we look towards the future. Let’s talk about it! Some questions we might address:

  • If you knew today that COVID-19 was coming, what would be your plan?
  • What will Fall 2022 education look like?
  • What was missing/what new technology is needed?
  • What new best practices have you implemented?

Friday November 13, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Teaching and Learning Beyond COVID-19: Where Do We Go From Here?
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anna Hart (Columbus State University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Teachers were given a moment’s notice to move instruction online as COVID-19 swept across America. What have we learned from this experience, and where do we go from here? This session serves as an opportunity to explore both of these questions in the context of research and participants’ personal experiences.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
Friday November 13, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Staying Prepared: How the Focus of Supporting the Nontraditional Student's Independent Learning shifted from Technology Pre-Pandemic to More Touchpoints Post-Pandemic
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Diane Perilli (SUNY Empire State College)
Co-presenter: Carolina Kim de Salamanca (SUNY Empire State College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In 2017, we turned to technology to engage the students who have limited and inflexible time but have greater success with live instruction. In 2020, post-pandemic, we shifted our focus as the technology allowed for a seamless transition to quarantined life. Learn how pre-pandemic planning prepared us for post-pandemic emergency.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Establishing a Foundation for eService Through Virtual Teams
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melody Rawlings (Northcentral University)
Co-presenter: Molly Gutterud (Northcentral University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session will guide attendees through an array of best practices for identifying, designing, and implementing eService projects with virtual teams. All attendees will receive a toolbox of eService resources to assist with establishing a strong foundation of eService within their teams or departments. 


Friday November 13, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Everything You've Always (Or Never) Wanted To Ask The "Corporate" EdTech People But Were Afraid (Or Really Didn't Care) To Ask
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chris Edwards (MindEdge Learning)
Co-presenter: Cherron Hoppes (Helix Education)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Ever really want to know what’s inside the minds of those folks usually standing behind the tables in the Exhibit Hall? Sit them down for a candid Q&A about their mission, vision, and purpose? Or dig in to some of the perplexing ways that partners/vendors and institutional leaders interact with one another? In this session, you'll get to to just that ...


Friday November 13, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Creativity Abounds! Flipping The Classroom And Project Based Assessments With Book Creator
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Wendy Torres (Coppin State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Book Creator is an app/online tool that allows students to create digital presentations. Book Creator scores high for accessibility and is a rare tool that can be used with any age- from very young children to adult learners. Come learn how to use this tool to increase student engagement/participation. 

Book Creator can be used to publish materials to an authentic audience, engage reluctant writers, demonstrate understanding and promote collaboration among students. This free, online, accessible tool has a simple interface for navigation. Participants will learn how using this tool is beneficial for their classroom practices and for their students.  Discussion of best practices for implementation, use and assessment will also occur during this session. Participants should have an Internet Enabled device like a laptop or desktop available so they can create books.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with Science Interactive Group: Pivoting Online During a Pandemic - Bringing the Science Lab Online
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Caitlin Runne-Janczy (Science Interactive Group)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions.  In this session, led by Dr. Caitlin Runne-Janczy of Science Interactive, we'll discuss the challenges faced when bringing the science lab online, how Science Interactive works to make the transition easier, and the future of laboratory courses.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Temperament-Inclusive Pedagogy: Helping Introverted And Extraverted Students Thrive In A Changing Educational Landscape
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Fry (Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH))
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Extraverts and introverts learn, process information and form relationships in fundamentally different ways. This has an enormous impact on learning but is seldom considered by faculty, instructional designers and students. Come and explore ways to support introverted and extraverted students, as we redefine learning for the future.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Canvas and Field Experiences: Engaging Blended Learning for Faculty Development
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robert Strong Jr (Texas A &M University)
Co-presenters: Nicole Stedman (University of Florida), Grady Roberts (University of Florida), Amy Harder (University of Florida)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will learn how our blended faculty development Academy was established, the Canvas attributes used in developing the modules for the Academy, how we constructed field experiences centered on Canvas modules, and how the field experiences assisted Academy Fellows in designing their e-Learning case study for students.  


Friday November 13, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Development of a Competency-Linked Online Graduate Program
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jessica White (North Carolina State University)
Co-presenter: Michelle Bartlett (North Carolina State University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To increase enrollment, a program revision and course alignment were completed. Linking industry competencies to course activities provide students with increased job opportunities upon graduation. This presentation describes the integration of the competencies as well as the successes, challenges, and opportunities from developing a competency-linked online graduate program.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
“You are what you do”: Policy changes for faculty moving from face-to-face to online
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Dowd (WCET - the WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies)
Co-presenter: Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty new to teaching online may not be aware of the myriad federal policies that impact online education. This session is an overview of the most important federal policies that impact the delivery of online education including accessibility, regular and substantive interaction, and the difference between correspondence and distance education. 


Friday November 13, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Intercultural Online Connections: How to use cross-cultural online dialogues to build a global “virtual” college classroom
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 12:15 PM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Samara Akpovo (The University of Tennessee - Knoxville)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Using a digital cross-national collaboration, we examine teacher educators’ learning in four teacher education programs across two countries. We will highlight how using an online platform as a productive teacher education space, will enhance ethical and in-depth learning, and challenging norms for preservice teachers.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
Friday November 13, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Blended Learning in a New World
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Co-presenter: Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Blended learning has been increasingly explored by institutions in response to the recent challenges brought on by COVID-19. This presentation will focus on how blended learning can address the challenges faced by higher education beyond the pandemic. Models of blended instruction that promote student success and retention will be provided.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Pandemic Pedagogy: Preliminary Interview Findings from the Spring 2020 Semester
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matthew Manierre (Clarkson University)
Co-presenters: Martha Whalen (Clarkson University), Seema Rivera (Clarkson University), Jan DeWaters (Clarkson University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty researchers share preliminary results of their study investigating transformational aspects of teaching during the recent pandemic. The study explores how transitioning to online teaching opened an opportunity for faculty to rethink their ideas about teaching and negotiate new ethical challenges.  Results and experiences will be discussed with the audience.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Unique Challenges of Title IX in the Online Learning Environment
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michael Davis (Southeastern Oklahoma State University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 regulates discrimination, harassment, and retaliation on the basis of sex in all educational programming, including the online learning environment. Faculty and Administrators can benefit from understanding  the application of Title IX regulations to online program management, learning management systems, and the virtual classroom.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Selecting An Online Exam Proctoring Solution
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dee Bohne (Honorlock)
Co-presenter: Estelita Young (Honorlock)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will explore Honorlock’s student-centric approach to remote exam proctoring and our exclusive features designed to protect academic integrity, including Mobile Phone Detection, Search and Destroy, and Live Proctor Pop In.   


Friday November 13, 2020 - 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with Mediasite: Distance Learning And Planning For The Future In A New Virtual World
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brock Ostertag (Sonic Foundry)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. Brock Ostertag, representing our sponsor Mediasite, will kick us off with a chat about distance learning and planning for the future in a new virtual world.  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Making the Case for the Role of Technology Enabler in Higher Education
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Linda Merillat (Washburn University & Faculty Support Center)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Instructional Designer is my title – but it is not what I do.  My actual role is Technology Enabler.  In this session I describe the role of technology enabler, the potential impact on the organization, and the benefit to the bottom line for including a technology enabler in your organization.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Gamified Session
Gamified Session
Epic ID: An Escape Room Instructional Design Challenge
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Heidi Schroeder (University of South Florida )
Co-presenters: Vanessa Marasco, Michelle Arnold (University of South Florida-Sarasota-Manatee)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you ready to tackle the next great Instructional Design Challenge? Join us in this Escape Room Interaction to gain new ideas of how to apply project management strategies and critical thinking skills to develop high quality courses amidst epic obstacles! Collaboration, Creativity and Communication is highly encouraged.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
From Surviving to Thriving - The Transition to Online Teaching
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sean Spear (Northcentral University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The transition to online education has been chaotic for schools and teachers across the nation. The lack of funding and subsequent lack of support has put the otus on teachers to provide an online learning environment that maintains the rigor and support previously provided. This presentation will discuss tips, strategies and tools that teachers can use and implement right away to ensure a meaningful learning experience for students.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Going the Distance: Evaluating Institutional Capacity for Delivering Online Programs
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michael Jolley (University of Nebraska)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While institutions moved toward remote learning in response to the unprecedented pandemic, many institutions found the transition fraught with unexpected challenges. This timely session provides administrators and leaders with a model for evaluating institutional readiness for the development of successful distance education programming and offers practical suggestions for implementation.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 2:45 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Supporting Faculty through Crisis and Uncertainty: Guiding Principles and Lessons Learned from Spring 2020
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michelle Miller (Northern Arizona University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

The spring and summer of 2020 was not only a time of upheaval and uncertainty. It was also a time when higher education’s helpers rose to the occasion.  Educational developers, administrative leaders, instructional designers and faculty all rallied around the common cause of bringing continuity, support, and even a dose of hope to students around the world. This lightning talk draws on the presenter’s experiences creating practically-focused guides to emergency remote teaching during the COVID-19 crisis, with an invitation to reflect, share our lessons learned, and go forward as a stronger and wiser profession. 


Friday November 13, 2020 - 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Live: Sponsor Chat with Examity
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Jenae Cohn (Stanford University), Ryan Leer (Examity)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Explore practices and technologies for online teaching and learning with OLC Live! hosts Jenae Cohn and Nate Angell as they go beyond the sales pitch with Ryan Leer, Vice President, Strategic Accounts of OLC Accelerate National Titanium Sponsor Examity.


Friday November 13, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
OLC Accelerate Musical Bingo!
Date: Friday, November 13th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Want to connect with other conference attendees while playing games and winning prizes? Join us for this final Week 1 session, meet new people and play bingo!


Monday November 16, 2020 - 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us 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 occuring in the present moment" (Baer, 2003).  Clark Shah-Nelson will lead this guided mindful meditation session geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Accelerate Virtual Conference 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.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with Honorlock: The Making of a Podcast: Reimagining Spring Semester and Beyond
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Estelita Young (Honorlock)
Co-presenter: Dee Bohne (Honorlock)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions.  Join Honorlock’s experts, Dee Bohne and Estelita Young, along with your fellow peers in discovering what were some of the biggest hurdles to overcome in Spring semester and what lies on the road ahead for online learning.

Note:  Honorlock will be providing a $5 virtual Starbucks gift card to anyone that drops in and participates in our coffee networking session. Come join us!



 


Monday November 16, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
Monday November 16, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
GAME ON: Designing and Developing Online Professional Development on Gamification for K-12 Teachers
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Daisyane Barreto (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Most teachers have limited experience with digital games when it comes to integrating them into the classroom. This session covers the design and development of an online professional development on gamification for K-12 teachers. Findings from teachers’ perceptions on video games are used to guide the PD content.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Envisioning the Future of Online Math Discussions
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kirsten Meymaris (Purdue University Global)
Co-presenter: Tami Tacker (Purdue University Global)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Virtual learning has and will continue to be in demand given the current world health climate. Join us for a strategy-rich, mini-workshop sharing successful approaches to online math discussion forums that include authentic real-world situations, teamwork and plagiarism-reduced, quality content-specific conversations. 


Monday November 16, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Opening the Door to Student Success: OERs, Capstones, and Faculty Mentors
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carolyn Stevenson (Purdue University Global)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 It takes a campus community to promote student success. This presentation addresses competency-based degree plans and application-based capstone courses for undergraduate university students. Examples of competency-based degree plan, use of open educational resources, and capstone courses will be discussed. Included in the discussion will be prior learning assessment courses and the role of faculty as mentors. Testimonials from learners are provided along with a model for designing an effective capstone course for undergraduate adult learners.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Bold Ambitions at St Francis College: Purposeful Learning Design in Action
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carrie O'Donnell (O’Donnell Learn LLC)
Co-presenter: Corinne Smolizza (St. Francis College)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Purposeful learning design is at the core of effective learning experiences. Join this session to learn how the faculty at this college partnered with designers to bridge the gap between learning design and teaching.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Using Inquiry-Based Learning and Journaling as a Viable Assessment Strategy for Engaged Scholarship
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maria Scalzi Wherley (John A. Dutton e-Education Institute at Penn State)
Co-presenters: Haley Sankey (Penn State-College of Earth and Mineral Sciences), Jane Sutterlin (Penn State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Join us to learn how to develop a series of narrative prompts and rubrics that will guide students through the inquiry cycle of experiential learning and effectively reflect on their learning. Participants will leave with a copy of a workbook and strategies for assessing engagement experiences.

 
Monday November 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Examity: Creating Empathetic Design And Building Trust In An Uncertain Environment
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Pedrelli (Examity)
Co-presenter: Danielle Walker (Examity)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. Join Mark Pedrelli and Danielle Walker of Examity to discuss how can we create useful and consumable experiences for novice online learners? How do we address an audience as vast as the global learning environment itself? Join us to discuss design considerations for an audience that ranges from the reluctant remote learner to the experienced lifelong learner.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
HBCU Faculty as Instructional Designers: Engaging Pre-Service Counseling Students through Culturally Responsive Content and Context in an Online Course on Multicultural Counseling Competencies.
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheila Witherspoon (South Carolina State University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will explore how a faculty member of a fully online course develops culturally responsive instructional design of asynchronous and synchronous content within the context of a multicultural counseling class. Implications for engaging pre-service counseling students at an Historically Black College and/or University (HBCU) will be delineated.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Heralding High Impact Practices: From Idiosyncratic Implementation to an Institutional Initiative by Leveraging the LMS
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Bunkowski (Texas A&M University-Central Texas)
Co-presenter: Andria Schwegler (Texas A&M University - Central Texas)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation we share our institution’s multistep process to document existing implementation of HIPs and establish systematic processes to promote their inclusion in courses including online and blended modalities. During the session presenters and attendees will co-create a resource and recommendations document that will be available after the session.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Improve Instructor Productivity And Student Outcomes With Brightspace by D2L!
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brad Ketelaars (D2L)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You’re busy and quickly become inundated by requests from students and administrators. So why not take advantage of the most powerful tool at your disposal – your LMS?

Join me as we walk through the incredible tools Brightspace offers to improve efficiencies and increase engagement, all while providing personalized learning experiences!


Monday November 16, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Training Leaders for the 21st Century Through an Immersive Graduate Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anna Zendell (Excelsior College)
Co-presenters: Candice Ward (Excelsior College), Gretchen Schmidt (Excelsior College), Michele Paludi (Excelsior College), Malcolm Oliver (Excelsior College), Amelia Estwick, Scott Dolan (Excelsior College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Presenters will share an innovative process developed by an online nonprofit college to create an interdisciplinary suite of courses to be taken by all incoming graduate students across seven academic degree programs.  Attendees will have an opportunity to apply the process to create a vision and framework for an interdisciplinary course. 

 


Monday November 16, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Cengage: Beyond The Book -The Evolving Role Of Content In Higher Ed
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lauren Dietz (Cengage)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. The role of content in higher education has been shifting and changing as the world adapts and adopts digital learning. Along with it, the role of course material providers has expanded beyond content into services tosupport thea digital experience. In this open discussion, Lauren Dietz with Cengage will share how the company responded to the shift in course materials delivery needs during 2020 and hear attendees perspectives on the role of the course materials in 2020.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Creating High Impact Online Learning Experiences through the Use of a Model for Equity and Evidence-Based Teaching
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Foote (John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and Stony Brook University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will draw on the Model for Equity and Evidence-Based Teaching to explore ways faculty can take an evidence-based approach to identify and implement pedagogies that foster high impact or deep online learning experiences for students. 


Monday November 16, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
From ID to SME (and Back): Reframing Instructional Design Centers
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Josh Herron (Anderson University)
Co-presenter: Katie Wolfe (Anderson University (South Carolina))
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While instructional designers are not accustomed to being the subject matter experts in a conversation about programs, reframing centers of instructional design as places with academic and professional expertise reveals in-demand skills and knowledge. Learn how to identify innovative programming opportunities for your institution while supporting instructional designers’ professional development.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Visualizing Course Evaluation Data: Survey Research to Assess Student Learning Rather than Faculty Performance
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melanie Kasparian (Northeastern University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Visual analytics can showcase trends in student course evaluations. However, building a dynamic dashboard is only effective if the survey is designed with the right questions. We will discuss visualizing course evaluation data to shift thinking from assessing instructors, to assessing teaching and learning for online classes overall.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Changing Regulations: Game Planning for Professional Licensure Program Notifications for All Modalities
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Dowd (WCET - the WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies)
Co-presenter: Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Federal regulations require notifications for programs leading to professional licensure, regardless of modality, to ensure students are making informed decisions about institutions.  Does your institution have a plan to track students, research requirements, and provide required notifications?  Join us to discuss the development of an institution compliance game plan.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
Field Guide "Power Hour"
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dorothy Loftin (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Romana Hughes (Texas Christian University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come join other conference attendees and create an OLC Accelerate game plan for Week 2 and post-conference. During this power hour, the OLC Field Guides will be present to suggest interesting presentations and activities, train you on the use of the OLC site/mobile app, and show you Engagement Maps. We’ll also discuss ways to participate virtually–including Slack and Twitter! Meet old friends, make new acquaintances, plan your schedule. We can’t wait to see you there!


Monday November 16, 2020 - 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Strada Education Network: Attracting and Serving Adult Learners Using Skills Data
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lendl Meyer (Emsi)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. Join us for a discussion on how the current economic landscape has accelerated the need for higher education to evolve and adapt in order to meet the needs of adult learners looking to re-skill or up-skill as they look to transition careers or re-enter the workforce.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Go Live! Best Practices for Synchronous Online Teaching
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Grovergrys (Madison Area Technical College)
Co-presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Synchronous online teaching can effectively address the challenge of personalizing the online learning environment by facilitating live interaction among students and instructors. Let’s explore how to design and deliver a synchronous online class that will optimize the use of live sessions, while still maintaining the flexibility of online instruction.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Rebranding an Instructional Design Unit to Increase Agility
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: William Bachman (University of South Florida-Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Pranam Parsanlal (University of South Florida-Main Campus)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come to hear the story of how an instructional design team has shifted from a rigid one-size-fits-all course development process to an agile menu of services, making their department more accessible to the faculty and staff of their college.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Utilize Online Tools and Sound Learning Science to Improve the Student Writing and Analysis Process
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jane Sutterlin (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Fritz Kessler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Engaging freshman students in a relevant authentic learning opportunity utilizing technology and resources to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills is useful throughout a student’s college career and increases the likelihood of graduation. We developed a seminar building student confidence and preparing them for the demands of college rigor.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Liquid Learning: Innovation and transition into a new blended model
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ignacio Gafo (IE Business School)
Co-presenter: Laura Rojo (IE Business School)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When dealing with Covid19, IE Business School introduced a new pedagogy and blended learning approach: the Liquid Learning (see https://www.ie.edu/building-resilience/liquid-learning/#). During the lecture we will explain the new blended approach and how we made the transition to the new pedagogy and make it work for 7.000 students and 300 faculty members in 5 months. 


Monday November 16, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Avoiding Overreach: How Online Proctoring with PSI Bridge Alleviates Remote Testing Anxiety for Students
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

PSI’s human-first approach to intelligent Online Proctoring assures students that their personal information is secure and their privacy respected during every phase of their testing experience.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Next Generation Online Learning: The Road from Periphery to Transformation
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 2:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Richard Garrett (Eduventures Inc.)
Co-presenters: Ron Legon (Quality Matters), Eric Fredericksen (University of Rochester)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

This workshop, featuring original reserarch, an expert panel discussion and attendee Q&A, will assess the status of online higher education in the wake of Covid-19, and discuss prospects for online to do more to address core access, cost and quality challenges. 


Monday November 16, 2020 - 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
OLC Live: The Accelerate Experience
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Co-presenter: Jenae Cohn (Stanford University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

We'll explore ways that online educators can incorporate Universal Design for Learning (UDL) philosophies into their online teaching. We'll consider strategies for encouraging accessible learning design and will discuss ways to push accessibility conversations forward in higher education. What opportunities exist when discussing UDL in online learning?

  • Suzanne Ehrlich, University of North Florida
  • Michelle Bartlett, North Carolina State University
  • Thomas J. Tobin, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Get a concentrated dose of Accelerate experience with OLC Live! hosts Jenae Cohn and Nate Angell as they lead a cross-cutting discussion with presenters and participants focused on this year's conference themes:

  • Access, Equity, and Open Education
  • Blended
  • Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
  • Instructional Design
  • Leadership and Institutional Strategies
  • Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
  • Technology and Future Trends

Excitingly, this year for OLC Live! we’re trying something new. Hosts Jenae and Nate are sourcing our guest interviewees right from the amazing group of presenters and audience members as a way to stay responsive to the discussions actually happening during the conference. You can help them identify engaging and provocative speakers by completing the OLC Live! nomination form: http://bit.ly/OLCLiveNomination .  

Join OLC Live! daily to hear from those presenters and audience members who have been identified as impactful during sessions for additional insights!


Monday November 16, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Sparking Timely Communication for Learning Innovation in Online Doctoral Nursing Students
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 3:30 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marilu Piotrowski (Chatham University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Online graduate nursing programs have increased over the past decade.  Busy healthcare professionals are required to complete major projects during the program.  Obstacles and crises often develop in the student’s practice settings with faculty guidance needed toward possible solutions.  This session explores communication innovation during expected and unexpected coronavirus times.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Interventional Innovation in Management Education: An Exploratory Study of Metacognition and Gamification of Management Education Via Sustainable Learning
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Harika Rao (Lynn University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Technology disruption in education has given it a sturdier platform in the last few years. Management education today is can be bundled and customized with an emphasis on metacognition, competency-based learning, gamification, and sustainable pedagogy. The education needs to be streamlined with employability skills without simply providing a traditional education degree with scanty employability skills.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Choose Your Learning Adventure: Welcome to Hy-Flex Teaching/Design
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cherie Dodd (Indiana University Kokomo)
Co-presenter: Julia Sanders (Indiana University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What if you had the tools to draw students into a learning adventure of their choosing? The Hy-Flex modality allows faculty to creatively customize the student learning environment by leveraging student-centered teaching. This method involves creative assignments and multiple pathways to promote diverse student learning experiences while maintaining rigor.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Leveraging Science Education’s 5E Learning Cycle: Designing Online Instruction to Uncover and Challenge Misconceptions
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matthew Vick (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate are words that appear simplistic for designing science lessons, but they actually help instructors and designers utilize Conceptual Change Theory to uncover learner preconceptions and misconceptions, which are very difficult to change.  The 5Es provide the conditions to modify them to more scientific ideas.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Reflection on Spring 2020 Semester: The good, the bad, and the pandemic.
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lynette Williamson (University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

A personal reflection on the rapid transition from traditional classroom teaching to the COVID19 pandemic pivot that was required in March 2020.  With my 10 years of online teaching experience the transition was full of lessons.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
  • OLC Session
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Scavenger Hunt!
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Beth Messner (Walsh University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join a team and work together as you scramble to collect items for this virtual scavenger hunt!  Race other attendees and see which team will complete their list first to win a prize.  The hunt is on!


Monday November 16, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Learning and Community in the Time of COVID-19: A Multiple Case Study from a Flipped Class
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christina Iluzada (Baylor University)
Co-presenter: Tony L Talbert (Baylor University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This mixed methods multiple case study analyzes students' perceptions of their in-person flipped class experience that transitioned abruptly to an online-only experience during the spring semester of 2020, due to COVID-19. Each of the four cases presented will highlight students' sense of course satisfaction, course engagement, and cognitive learning. 


Monday November 16, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Multimodal Course Design and HyFlex Delivery: A Strategy for Future-Proofing Education
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeanne Samuel (Delgado Community College)
Co-presenters: Amanda Rosenzweig (Delgado Community College), Rona Tyger (Dillard University)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As COVOD-19 hit New Orleans hard in March, our workshop was almost ready to pilot. We quickly altered it to facilitate faculty course development for rapid transition from face-to-face delivery to online. Come hear our experiences from several perspectives: online faculty professional development, course development and delivery, and quality metrics. 


Monday November 16, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Surprise – You’re a Virtual Leader!
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Erin Alward (University of Phoenix)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Today, leaders have been thrust into a virtual leadership role, virtually overnight. For some this is a short- term situation; for others, leaders now find themselves in unchartered and uncomfortable waters. This presentation will provide scholarly research and best practices for virtual leaders to assist them in making this transition.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Personalized Learning at Scale: Using Adaptive Tools and Technologies in Your Online Classroom
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Heather Nebrich (Arizona State University-Tempe)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 4
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 tools, AI support communities, and memory management systems.


Monday November 16, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 7
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Make Education More Affordable With MERLOT-SkillsCommons
Date: Monday, November 16th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenter: Maria Fieth (MERLOT-SkillsCommons)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Apply proven practices to reduce the cost of course materials, move online with open educational resources, and open innovation on your campus by leveraging a trusted community of leaders. MERLOT and SkillsCommons provides products and services to accelerate innovations in higher education and workforce development.   


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Engage Students and Activate Learning with Rise 360
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maria Scalzi Wherley (John A. Dutton e-Education Institute at Penn State)
Co-presenter: Jane Sutterlin (Penn State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn to use Rise 360, cloud-based software, to engage students with active learning. Excellent for an accelerated pivot to an online environment. Interact with our responsive material on your own device, and learn to create and export engaging content for student use with a free trial of Rise 360.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
How to Sustain a Faculty Support Model While Pivoting to Remote Teaching and Planning for the Future Regardless of Modality
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amy Gaimaro (Molloy College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will describe how an Office of Blended and Online Learning implemented instructional design services at scale during an immediate pivot to remote teaching, beginning March 11, 2020. As with many higher education institutions, this department found themselves tasked with supporting hundreds of faculty members and many who have never taught a hybrid or online course. In addition, many faculty were unfamiliar with instructional design services. With only two days’ notice, how will a small department of two new instructional designers and one dean manage the workload? When the spring semester is over, how will they plan their faculty development offerings to prepare faculty for the fall, regardless of modality? These questions and many more will be answered during this session.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Creating Community Despite Distance: Stories of Innovation and Collaboration from an Online Learning Community
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cece Lively (Baylor University - EdD Online)
Co-presenters: Sandra Talbert (Baylor University), Leanne Howell (Baylor University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Would you like to learn how to create an online program with real community? Join our session to learn more about how the Ed.D.-LOC program is committed to community building as a central value proposition of the program. The recruitment and retention of students through innovative teaching strategies and rigorous academic and professional development preparation are buoyed by a program vision and faculty mission to engage all learners in a community in order to foster retention, aid in reciprocal mentoring, support students, and provide a network to foster student success in every stage of our program.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Dual Support Approach: Preparing for Remote Instruction While Preparing for More Online Teaching
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will share our university’s intentional approach during the COVID-19 crisis to promote quality online learning by preparing for remote instruction while simultaneously preparing for more online teaching. Presenters will discuss and compare approaches with participants while sharing data and lessons learned from our experience in 2020.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with PlayPosit: The Future of Education and the Role of Technology
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sue Germer (PlayPosit)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. Join PlayPosit Co-Founder Sue Germer for a casual conversation on the future of education following the outcomes of the COVID-19 pandemic and the role of interactive learning tools.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Moving Clinical Online with the Heid ATE Guide for Clinical Teaching and Learning
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christine Heid (ATI Testing)
Co-presenters: Tracy Crum (Ashland University), Tina Myers (Ashland University)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using a new progressive tool to maximize clinical teaching and learning in the online environment, faculty and students are guided in the development of clinical judgment skills within simulated patient care environments.  Attendees are invited to learn about the development, user experience, and lessons learned for application to their courses.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
ONLINE LEARNING, COVID-19, AND NOW AND FUTURE ISSUES OF FACULTY GOVERNANCE AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anthony Picciano (CUNY - Hunter College and Graduate Center)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will speculate on the future of higher education in light of online learning developments since the COVID-19 pandemic.  Specifically, it will consider how the pandemic will accelerate the development of online and blended learning in our colleges and universities.  It will further examine the implications of this for faculty governance. 


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Promise and Practice of Online Faculty Consultations
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Beth Cohen (Columbia University-School of Professional Studies)
Co-presenter: Clea Mahoney (NYU)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online faculty consultations have the power to foster, model, and generate effective online education practices. They can exemplify the best aspects of online education; build relationships among faculty, designers, and technologists; and create community between institutional teams (IT, librarians, faculty development, instructional design, and program administration).


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Leading the eLearning Transformation of Higher Education: Leadership Strategies for the Next Generation - A Roundtable Discussion with the Authors
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Ciabocchi (Adelphi University)
Co-presenters: Gary Miller (Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus), Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield), Thomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida), Victoria Brown (Florida Atlantic University), Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida), Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global)), Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Originally published in 2015, Leading the eLearning Transformation of Higher Education (2020) showcases original and new chapter authors discussing diverse perspectives on leadership in the current digital higher education landscape. Join these e-learning leaders in a rich conversation about significant developments, challenges, and opportunities that will shape our e-learning future.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Re-imagining assessment strategies in the transition to online instruction
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 9:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Stern-Lockerman (Queens College City University of New York)
Co-presenters: Nathalia Holtzman (Queens College-City University of New York ), Corinna Singleman (Queens College-CUNY)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Designing quality assessments involves understanding a complicated web of factors which is further complicated by the recent rapid shift to online teaching. In this workshop, participants will rethink their current assessment strategies to improve their understanding and use of online teaching strategies and assessments in small and large classes. 


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Once Upon A Story
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maria Sanders (Plymouth State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

In this fun story building game, you will get to interact with other people and work on building a story together.  How these stories end is up to your group!    


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Teaching STEM Online
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (Open SUNY)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The complexities of teaching STEM online are compounded exponentially by the emergency move to remote online learning, making it even more important that we understand how to best teach and learn STEM online. This presentation provides a foundational context of the problems, complexities & issues in STEM, STEM online, and STEM in a post COVID19 reality. A review of current literature is presented, and pilot study is suggested.

 


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Planning Instructional Variety for Online Teaching: PIVOT to Success
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mariann Hawken (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Co-presenters: Sherri Braxton (University of Maryland-Baltimore County), Susan Biro (University of Maryland-Baltimore County), Collin Sullivan (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While natural disasters are often in short-term academic continuity plans, COVID-19 can be devastatingly disruptive to campus communities. Beyond remote instruction and toward a deliberate preparation for online teaching, Planning Instructional Variety for Online Teaching consists of five daily webinars, focusing on course design, engagement, active learning, assessment, and accessibility.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using Technology to Anchor Instruction and Enhance the Learning Experience
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melony Shemberger (Murray State University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using technology for instruction can be frustrating. Applying various educational concepts and models — e.g., situated cognition, SAMR (substitution, augmentation, modification and redefinition) and/or TPACK (technological, pedagogical and content knowledge) — can guide decisions on proper tech tool integration. These and other theoretical frameworks enhance tech-based instructional decisions to transform learning. Participants will explore these ideas, select the proper tech tool for instruction, and be able to design a technology-integrated assignment. Several tech tools will be suggested. An example of a technology-integrated plan also will be provided.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Workshop
  • HBCU
Workshop
APLU HBCU Workshop - Part 1: Outcomes-Driven Course Design
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cristi Ford (UMUC)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The intent of this first session is to further explore the foundations of course design from the pre-immersion workshop. Faculty will spend some time working on their own course material to begin the process of creating an outcomes-driven course design in the APLU Flexible course redesign initiative. Faculty should come prepared with their course syllabus in order to facilitate a meaningful conversation.


   


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Online Exam Proctoring: How 1,000 Universities Got Started Over 3 Weeks
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Arie Sowers (Respondus)
Co-presenter: Erin Thornbury (Respondus)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Over a 3 week period, 1,000 institutions began using LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor to protect the integrity of their online exams. Learn the rapid rollout methods they used.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Yellowdig: Online Community Building
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brian Verdine (Yellowdig)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. Hear from OLC members who use Yellowdig to build communities for their students to collaborate and enhance peer learning. Learn first hand the capabilities of our platform by joining our OLC Accelerate Yellowdig community to continue collaborating with your peers throughout the conference and beyond.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Building a strong foundation: Scaffolding instructional design for non-teachers
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dina Kurzweil (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Co-presenters: Karen Marcellas (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences), James Schwartz (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Imagine you have come up with a plan for teaching complex content to students studying an unrelated field - and then you are required to teach it in a completely different learning environment than you had been planning for. Soon. This presentation will explore one such story’s process and results.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Music to our ears: Creating a Multi-Modality Course from the first note, to the final composition!
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Labbett (TCS Education System)
Co-presenter: Erika Liljedahl (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will exhibit innovative solutions to highlighting graduate level curriculum in a one course/three modality model, on ground, blended and online.  The Instructional Designer brings a unique and streamlined perspective to representing the curriculum in one course. We will share examples of how to enhance collaboration across campuses.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using Quality Assurance Standards to Support an Accelerated Approach for Instructional Design
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Steven Goss (Manhattan College)
Co-presenters: Katherine Aquino (St John's University-New York), Rosemary Osso (Manhattan College)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The SCPS Instructional Design Department at Manhattan College supports the development needs of a professional school, such as accelerated coursework, online courses, and adjunct teaching staff. This presentation explores the reevaluation of the School’s quality assurance structure and how that structure has been updated to serve essential instructional design needs.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Workshop
  • HBCU
Workshop
APLU HBCU Workshop - Part 2: Designing Across Course Lengths and Modalities
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cristi Ford (UMUC)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This second session will delve into more practical strategies that will help faculty continue to build a foundation for a compressed course redesign process. Faculty will spend more time grappling with the importance of finding a new cadence in a time condensed course. Discussions will allow for participants to determine how to create more dynamic instruction through the exploration of active learning. 


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
IMPROVING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IN ONLINE LEARNING : A STUDY ON INTERACTIVE MULTIMEDIA TOOLS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christina Asroff (Wilmington University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will review data about importance of synchronous and asynchronous multimedia tool use in online courses to promote student engagement. A study in relation to social presence, instructor presence, and cognitive presence was conducted in order to determine if two multimedia tools were effective in increasing student engagement.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Ice Cream, 3D Pens, and Barbies...Oh My: The Makings of a Memorable Faculty Workshop on Teaching Presence
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Erin Blauvelt (Clarkson University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What do ice cream, 3D pens, & Barbies have in common? They are analogies used to engage faculty to improve teaching presence in online/blended courses, using innovative and memorable methods. Walk away from this interactive session with several customizable lessons to enrich faculty development & a greater understanding of teaching presence!


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Simple Solutions for New Makers: Effective Tools for Engaging the Learner and Teaching Online with Technology
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

New to applying technology in the classroom? Unaccustomed to the technology tools available online?  Looking to add elements (tools) to your mixture (courses)? Come experiment in a learning laboratory! Bring your device or follow along in this hands on interactive session.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Using Student-Centered Learning Contracts to Promote Motivation and Self-Direction in Online Courses
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lynn McNamara (Northeastern University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presenter’s doctoral study found that students who use learning contracts perceive a positive change in aspects of both their internal motivation and self-directed learning behaviors.  This session will share key findings from the research and provide participants with practical guidance on using learning contracts to engage online students.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Workshop
  • HBCU
Workshop
APLU HBCU Workshop - Part 3: Centering The Needs Of HBCU Students
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cristi Ford (UMUC)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This culminating session will offer some guiding principles that will help faculty make adjustments and redeploy their course in the new redesigned format.  We will specifically explore the context and audience that is served through the HBCU lens.  By examining this paradigm,  faculty will explore ways  to shift the design of the course from a teacher centred  to student centric view . Principles of engagement to support this shift will also be explored. 


    


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Level the Playing Field in Online Education; How to Promote Student Success and Accommodate Accessibility while Preserving Academic Integrity
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Julie Myers (SmarterServices)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation, learn about ways to make the online learning process more user-friendly; Including accommodating diverse student proctoring needs while preserving academic integrity & measuring online learner readiness to identify at-risk students and proactively support them.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With ACUE: A Look Inside the ACUE Effective Online Teaching Course
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melissa Zantello (ACUE)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Research confirms: students are more engaged, learn more and have more equitable outcomes when faculty teach with evidence-based teaching practices. Pour a cup of coffee and join ACUE for an inside look into ACUE’s course in “Effective Online Teaching Practices.” You’ll come away with several practical online teaching approaches that can immediately be put to use in your own online course design and delivery.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
The Role of CIO: Is it changed forever due to the Pandemic of 2020?
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Co-presenter: Michael Graham (National Louis University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

In response to the Pandemic of 2020, many CIOs across the nation found themselves at the intersection of remote work, teaching, and learning.  One institution shares their story and discusses the future of the CIO role on campus and beyond.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Research Summit - Part 1: Enacting Impactful Research Methods in Our Educational Process and Practice
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Megan Tesene (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)
Co-presenter: Julie Neisler (Digital Promise)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will examine research methods and continuous improvement strategies institutions are using right now, particularly as it relates to improving student engagement and increasing academic success through innovative teaching and learning strategies. Join Megan Tesene, PhD and Julie Neisler, PhD as they review the current landscape of digital learning research methodology and continuous improvement, the work that they are doing through APLU and Digital Promise for the Every Learner Everywhere Network, and how you too can implement these research methods and strategies in your own work.

     


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
I Don't Belong Here: Impostor Phenomenon and Students
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When students have feelings of impostor phenomenon (IP), or feelings that their accomplishments are based on fraud and that other people will find this out, the thoughts can manifest themselves into academic and social struggles, as well as post-graduation career-related anxiety. Join us to learn more about what impostor phenomenon is, how it manifests itself in students, and considerations for addressing it in the online learning space. 

 


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Learner-Centered Design: Conducting a Student Analysis
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Raul Pineda (The University of Texas at Austin | OnRamps)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will conduct a student analysis, the first phase of designing learner-centered online learning experiences. During the workshop, participants will learn about a learner-centered mindset and engage in an activity that will produce a complete analysis of their students that they can export and use for future designs.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Let's Talk Shop: An Inside Look at Course Design & Development
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Edward Queen (Johns Hopkins University)
Co-presenter: Denille Williams (Johns Hopkins University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you design and develop quality online courses at your institution? Are you satisfied with your process? What would you change? We’ll answer these questions and more as we give the lowdown on our current process and its evolution. Newbie or seasoned veteran? We’ve got ideas that benefit all.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
OLC Live: The Accelerate Experience
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Co-presenter: Jenae Cohn (Stanford University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Get a concentrated dose of Accelerate experience with OLC Live! hosts Jenae Cohn and Nate Angell as they lead a discussion with presenters and participants focused on what are we learning from our research and work in teaching and learning during the pandemic. What does the data and experience we have now suggest about the future?

  • Julie Neisler, Quantitative Researcher, Learning Sciences Research, Digital Promise
  • Nandini Srinivasan, Senior Associate, Tyton Partners
  • Newton Miller, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Ashford University
  • Nicole Lin, Associate, Tyton Partners

 

Excitingly, this year for OLC Live! we’re trying something new. Hosts Jenae and Nate are sourcing our guest interviewees right from the amazing group of presenters and audience members as a way to stay responsive to the discussions actually happening during the conference. You can help them identify engaging and provocative speakers by completing the OLC Live! nomination form: http://bit.ly/OLCLiveNomination .  

Join OLC Live! daily to hear from those presenters and audience members who have been identified as impactful during sessions for additional insights!


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Research Summit - Part 2: Meet the DETA Research Toolkit 2.0
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will spotlight The National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) Research Toolkit, a resource to support research conducted at the course, program, institutional, or cross-institutional levels. 


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Epistemic Trust in the Online Classroom: How instructors build relationships with adult learners to enhance student learning
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Rapple (Excelsior College)
Co-presenter: Anna Zendell (Excelsior College)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation examines faculty best-practices in epistemic trust-building in online college courses. The presenters will share a theoretical framework to guide faculty approaches, administrative oversight, and professional development. Perspectives revealed by student and faculty interviews will be used to highlight the true importance of the trust relationship in online teaching.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Flipping FlipGrid: Innovations with video
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dana Kemery (Drexel University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this express session, participants will review the use of FlipGrid for video based student engagment and peer review. Participants will use FlipGrid to create unique discussion experiences that they can use in their courses to engage students and faculty. The use of tools within FlipGrid such as rubrics, focus, topic tips, and sticky notes will be discussed. Feedback from student and faculty professional development evalutions will be shared. 


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
They Didn’t Want Online! How Paramedic Students Came to Love It!
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: William Ballo (Madison College)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Paramedic students were very resistant to the idea of Online Learning. Most were concerned that they would lose that personal connection to their instructors and their peers. Come see what we did to make our classroom “The Most Magical Place on Earth”. There may even be some extra magic!


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Copyright After COVID -19 – Best Practices to Recognize and Use Good Resources Whether You Are Face to Face, Online or Remote Teaching.
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Wendy Wallberg (Johnson & Wales University-North Miami)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty in today’s world have the need to find new, alternative, online resources to teach their classes. Knowing what resources are available for use without violating copyright law is difficult. This session will give attendees a primer on copyright law and options and strategies to find alternatives to copyrighted materials.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 7
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Building Community and Supporting Students Despite the Distance Between Us
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katy Kappler (InScribe Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Keeping students connected, supported, and motivated today is more important, and difficult, than ever. Hear from our multidisciplinary panel who will share their experiences using online and blended communities to scale support and keep students engaged from a distance. You will leave the conversation with practical solutions for building community for different student populations and at different stages of the student lifecycle.  


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With InScribe: The Power of Community - Past, Present, and Future
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katy Kappler (InScribe Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions with a virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions.  Need a break? Join us for an interactive competition based on the power of community. Hey, if not for the great conversation, at least stop by for the chance to win an $100 gift card to Amazon!


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Research Summit - Part 3: Research in Action: What Can We Learn from Conferences and Convenings
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, participants will reflect on research in an experiential context by answering the following questions - how we might as a community surface and collect themes that emerge from our collaborations? Focusing on OLC Accelerate as our research setting and context, how might we as a community produce a tangible artifact representing the scholarship, thought leadership, and opportunities arising from our work?


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Design and Implementation of a Student-Facing Staff Certification Program Using a Blended Learning Approach
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Milheim (Walden University)
Co-presenters: Joshua Saunders (Walden University), Daniel Romero (Walden University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In April 2020, a global, online university launched a certification program to support the continued professional development of its student-facing staff. The program is designed using a blended approach, via self-paced modules and in-person coaching. Presenters will share program design and implementation strategies and pitfalls and successes of the process.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Creating Online Discussions that Build Community and Engage Students
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (Pacific Oaks College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will present various tools, techniques, and novel approaches for integrating stellar online discussions in your courses.  Ditch the "read, write, respond" model, and leverage ed tech and a bit of creativity to fully engage students and stimulate critical thinking.  


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 8
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Equitable Access: Scaling the Next-Gen Digital Learning Environment
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Alfers (VitalSource)
Co-presenter: Ryan Petersen
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Institutions, content providers, & technology suppliers have collaborated to ensure day one access to course materials to improve student success and lessen the cost of education. Inclusive Access and Equitable Access programs streamline procurement and delivery of course materials.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 8 & 9 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Rapid Re-design using Active Learning (Lessons learned from COVID-19 forced rush to online)
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 4:45 PM to 6:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8 & 9 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Swati Ramani (Southern California University of Health Sciences)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to forced remote instruction with little or no prior planning and organization into the instructional design for online course development. This work is an effort to provide quick strategies and techniques for active learning for remote live/Synchronous/Zoom sessions.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
Thriving in the Gray - Preparing Residential Faculty for Online Instruction
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laurie Larson (Rasmussen College-St Cloud)
Co-presenter: Caroline Gulbrandsen (Rasmussen College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session provides deans and faculty with an opportunity to explore the notion that online and residential instruction share the same academic core teaching practices as well as the tools and training necessary to take their traditional teaching methods to new heights in the virtual classroom.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using Multimedia Carrots to Attract Faculty to a Strategic Initiative
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Adam Brimer (The University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Co-presenters: Susannah Finley (The University of Tennessee-Knoxville), Miriam Larson (The University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Higher education faculty burdened by multiple responsibilities rarely feel they have time for a strategic initiative (SI). This presentation highlights how multimedia assets were used to attract and retain faculty during this SI for quality online course development. We’ll share lessons learned from this partnership between faculty, instructional designers, and multimedia producers.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
We asked for it, we got it, now what do we do with it?!
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Aleyda Cantu-Lee (Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi)
Co-presenter: Michelle Singh (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

For years, distance learning professionals encouraged academicians to try innovative methodologies and digital pedagogy.  Today, the choice to join the digital movement is no longer a choice but more so a mandate. Learn about how Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is leveraging this new digital transition to help enhance the university wide digital transformation being pushed forward by the Department of Information Technology.


Tuesday November 17, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
A Very Happy Happy Hour: More than Zoom Basics with Presenter Services - Spreading Happiness Through Zoom
Date: Tuesday, November 17th
Time: 7:00 PM to 7:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Co-presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the Presenter Services Co-Chairs at A Very Happy Happy Hour! For this happy hour we ask those joining to spread happiness with some fun activities. Grab your favorite beverage and snacks and join us in spreading happiness and playing some fun ice breaker activities and Zoom games. Along the way you will learn how to move beyond the basic functionalities of Zoom to leverage the technology for more effective online engagement using breakout rooms, backgrounds, and polling, as well as other fun and unique ways to have participants engage in your sessions.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
Emergency Online Delivery of a Freshman Physics Course to Multiple Cohorts
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 8:30 AM to 8:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Long (Deakin University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation discusses how an on-campus physics course was quickly adapted for online teaching in response to the COVID19 pandemic. We redesigned the course for fully online teaching in a matter of a few weeks. We present our approach to the emergency and discuss the lessons learned from our experience.

 


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
Education during a Pandemia. Lessons learn from the transition to face-to-face teaching to digital and online teaching
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Adelia Parrado-Ortiz (Bethune-Cookman University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

More than a month and a half ago, all the schools around the world were forced to transition from the face-to-face classes to teaching remotely, entering the world of digital education. Like millions of teachers and students all over the world, we did our best


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Where In the World Is The AT? Assistive Technology For Beginners
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Wendy Torres (Coppin State University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

When someone hears the word “Assistive Technology”, they may think of motorized wheelchairs or specialized computer programs. While these are examples of Assistive Technology tools, Assistive Technology(AT) tools are everywhere. These tools can range from free, inexpensive to expensive. These specific tools can help students with disabilities learn, communicate and navigate the world around them. Come to this session to learn the different levels of AT and the different kinds of AT available. During this session, you will be exposed to different types of AT and learn how they can benefit students.  Participants will also discuss best practices for use and implementation with their students. Participants will also learn where they can locate AT resources and tools. Use of an Internet Enabled device is required for this session.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Conscious Leadership for Online Leaders -- Reprise
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Co-presenters: Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus), Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

As the onset of COVID-19 rapidly shifts us to remote and online instruction, leaders need a variety of strategies to successfully navigate rapid change. The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm For Sustainable Success offers a helpful framework for collaboration, awareness, and influence for individuals in both formal and informal leadership.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Lightning Talk
Lightning Talk
COVID-19 Brings Program Quality Assessment Using OLC Quality Scorecard and QM Peer Review
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Margaret Czart (University of Illinois at Chicago )
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

The COVID-19 health crisis caused online programs to evaluate course design. The University of Illinois-Chicago has found that the crisis management varied based on individual courses even in online programs. The presentation will focus on the role of course design, meeting online learning standards (OLC Scorecard/QM) influences crisis management.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Geo Guesser
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brandon Haas (Plymouth State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Work together with a team to figure out where in the world the image that you are looking at is from. Use those Carmen San Diego skills from your childhood to sleuth out the image on the screen. Don't worry about bringing your own teammates, we will split everyone up into teams once the session starts!


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Immersive Simulations: A Safe Space to Practice Decision Making Skills
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Malena Gittler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you teach students to be better decision makers and leaders in an asynchronous online course? Join us to see how we used VR/immersive simulation to create a safe environment in which students can practice decision making skills. We will also discuss the lessons learned along the way.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Reducing Educator Bias of Student Apathy: How Student Self-Perception Affects Academic Motivation
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lauren Tidmore (The George Washington University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Understanding students’ self-perception is imperative when creating meaningful online and face-to-face instruction. How can faculty tend to students’ social-emotional deficits while maintaining rigorous academic instruction? This workshop will delve into strategies for increasing students’ self-perception and discuss approaches for academic and motivational support at the course, faculty, and university levels.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using Google Docs, Hypothesis, and Pressbooks to Create an Open Pedagogy Project in any Modality
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Kane (SUNY - State College at Oswego)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students selected an open pedagogy book creation project in an economics capstone class at the start of the semester and transitioned smoothly to remote instruction theough by relying on hypothes.is for peer review, Google docs for collaborative work, and Pressbooks for sharing the final project under a creative commons license. 


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Using Improv Techniques to Improve Designer-Subject Matter Expert Relationships
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 9:45 AM to 11:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Penny Ralston-Berg (Pennsylvania State University - World Campus)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

There are more instructional designers now than ever before. But their relationships with faculty and subject matter experts (SMEs) can be fraught with tension and confusion about roles and responsibilities. Designers will learn how to build bridges, ask the right questions and improve collaboration with their SMEs.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
OLC Live: Sponsor Chat with HP
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Jenae Cohn (Stanford University), Bill Avey (HP Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Explore practices and technologies for online teaching and learning with OLC Live! hosts Jenae Cohn and Nate Angell as they go beyond the sales pitch with Bill Avey and Jeff Chen of OLC Accelerate Titanium National sponsor HP.

  • Bill Avey, Global Head & General Manager, HP Education
  • Jeff Chen, Head of Research Partnerships, WW Education, PS Strategy & Solution, HP

Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Implementing a Comprehensive Learner Record of Employer-Defined Credentials for Reflection of the Entirety of Student Experience
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sherri Braxton (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Co-presenter: Suzanne Carbonaro (AEFIS)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) is at the epicenter of this change, helping to unpack evidence of learning and making it more explicit and meaningful to students, employers, and institutions. This session will provide insight into the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s efforts to pilot a Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR) and how this effort organically provides evidence of student learning.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Instructional Strategies - How Your Students Can Have Equivalent Learning Experiences Whether They Are Face-to-Face or Remote/Asynchronous
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Judith Littlejohn (SUNY - Genesee Community College)
Co-presenter: John Kane (SUNY - State College at Oswego)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Sharing ways to design courses to meet learning objectives using evidence-based practices regardless of instructional modality - pairing traditional classroom activities/assessments with equivalent remote or asynchronous activities/assessments, and providing an extensive list for faculty or course developers to use to ease the transition from one modality to another.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Maximum Student Engagement, Minimum Instructor Setup: UDL versus the HyFlex Design Model
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Thomas Tobin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Hybrid-flexible design, or HyFlex, has been around since 2006. Colleges and universities are adopting HyFlex more broadly, in response to variable student access circumstances. Learn the neuroscience behind why HyFlex works, and how to use universal design for learning (UDL) as a “shortcut” to attaining HyFlex goals.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
The New Education Consumer: Exploring Preferences, Perspectives, And Plans For Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Hanson (Strada Education Network)
Co-presenters: David Andrews (National University), Felicia Williams (Prince George's Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - Industry Showcases & National Sponsor Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Since March 2020, Strada Center for Consumer Insights has been listening to Americans as they’ve shared how COVID-19 is impacting their lives, work, and education. Based on feedback from more than 20,000 adults, this session will explore American sentiment toward online education—including past experiences, preferences, future plans, and value in the job market.  


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Zoom Room 8 - Webinar Room
  • Plenary Address
Plenary Address
Weaving the Threads of Teaching Excellence: A Connected Plenary with Flower Darby
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Flower Darby (Educational Consultant)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8 - Webinar Room
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Moving beyond the mere transactional sit-and-get conference experience, OLC Accelerate brings together educators from across the globe to engage in critical change work in supporting the modern learner, anywhere and anytime. Part fireside chat and part active design sprint, this session will connect Flower Darby’s opening keynote to the collective findings amassed throughout the conference. Using a curated set of notes collected by numerous conference attendees, session participants will first hear Flower reflect on how the discussions and themes from the conference presentation connect to our collective role in empowering students to engage and learn. Then, we will collect in groups aligned to different tracks of the conference, further reflecting on how we might each amplify our efforts in combining teaching excellence and technological innovations to support student success. We’ll close with a brief share out and call to action in support of our future discussions, collaborations, and advocacy.

Join us for a transformative session that will not only weave together the threads of OLC Accelerate 2020 as a closing activity, but will provide you with a road map and continued momentum for the shared path ahead of ensuring access and impact of our online, blended and digital teaching and learning practices.


Wednesday November 18, 2020 - 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 8 - Webinar Room
  • Other
Other
OLC Live: Closing Event - Beyond the Keynote
Date: Wednesday, November 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Jenae Cohn (Stanford University), Flower Darby (Educational Consultant), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8 - Webinar Room
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in celebration of the transformative practices, connective networking, and impactful discussions from OLC Accelerate 2020. With an inside look at the big takeaways from the conference, members of the OLC community will share stories of their favorite moments from the conference. OLC Live! hosts Jenae Cohn and Nate Angell will close us out with lightning interviews of the conference steering committee, including members of the OLC Board of Directors and OLC Staff. Let’s close our time together in appreciation of all that we’ve learned, and in celebration of the monumental advancements to come within the field of online, blended and digital learning.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Role of the Community of Inquiry Framework in assessing best practices in online and hybrid course implementations in nationally certified courses
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amar Kanekar (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this discovery session is to explore research ideas in assessing the implementation of the Community of Inquiry Framework as a pedagogical tool for evaluating the implementation of cognitive, social and teaching presence in a nationally certified evidence-based course.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Zooming Through the Pandemic: Best Practices
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tasia Hilton-Betton (Saint Leo University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

In this session, you will discuss and share teaching ideas, strategies, and student activities that can be adapted across disciplines to maximize student learning in an online, synchronous learning environment.


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
A Comprehensive Learning Solution in One Platform
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sue Germer (PlayPosit)
Co-presenter: Brady Venables (PlayPosit)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

 Enjoy a hands-on learning experience of PlayPosit's platform while learning about the powerful instructional design tool’s full suite of applications and some of the most popular partner use cases over the years.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Amplifying Learning in Higher Education through Interventional Tools of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Technology-Centric Learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Harika Rao (Lynn University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Higher education is a exponentially diversifying, both, intrinsically and extrinsically, through the delivery of content and the dynamic learning audience. The uniqueness of culturally responsive and technology centric education will increase interactivity, keep the students engaged, and enhance learning skills.


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
At Your Service: What Does ‘We’re Here To Support You’ Really Mean?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lauren Dietz (Cengage)
Co-presenter: Hillary Schweier (Cengage Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

It’s been blasted via emails, social media, and commercials for the last eight months – “We’re here to support you.” But did that support actual service the need? What does “support” and “service” really mean in times of urgency and under normal circumstances? And what do you and your students expect when someone says “We’re here for you.” In this foundry session, we will dig into what service and support mean to you and your students. How did your institution and companies that you rely on come around you during your transition to remote and online learning this year? What was successful that should be a pillar of service and what needs to evolve? This open discussion will help improve upon existing and build new services that address the true needs of faculty, students and administration.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Best Practices for Implementing Academic Service-Learning within the Hybrid and Online Learning Environments
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christine Angel (St. John's University - New York)
Co-presenter: Anna Zak (St. John's University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this Discovery Session is to better understand if and how academic service-learning components were reconfigured to online formats in response to the COVID-19 crisis. From this information, we intend to explore various models of service-learning and best practices for implementation within the hybrid and online course formats.


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
Beyond Zoom: XR For Teaching And Research In The COVID-19 Era
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Bell (Dartmouth College)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

XR—a catchall term that includes augmented and virtual reality and spatial and pervasive computing—holds potential and challenges for educational use under pandemic conditions. On August 7, Dartmouth College and the University of Pennsylvania held a conference to explore this potential and the challenges. This session is a short compilation of selected presentations from that conference, including "From the Chaos of COVID-19 to Immersive Initiative Opportunities" by Bill Egan, "Project Komodo: Catalyzing Browser-Based VR Instruction" presented by Brandon Dang, and "Multi-user VR for Remote Teaching – Initial Results" by Matthew McGinty. The full set of presentations from this conference are available at https://dartgo.org/covid-xr-conf.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Breakout of the Breakout Room! 3 Tips and 1 Tool to Make Synchronous Meetings More Effective
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

We finally figured out how to do online learning well--by meeting synchronously!

This session will show how to make those sessions more effective by: preparing students before to create knowledge during the sessions, structuring sessions to generate new knowledge, and connecting that knowledge with learning activities after the session.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building Memorable Online Relationships (MORe) in Virtual Environments: How Can We Do MORe?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rory McGloin (University of Connecticut)
Co-presenter: Amanda Denes (University of Connecticut)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This discovery session will move the field forward by offering specific actionable items that are supported by empirical research to help develop online relationships within the virtual classroom. The content will be produced in a tutorial manner thus providing easy to follow step by step instructions for how to conduct the activity while also highlighting the theoretical and pedagogical underpinnings to help substantiate the viewer’s understanding of the key concepts included in the activity.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Clearing the Air . . . or Clear as Mud?: Tackling the Questions We Face as Generation Z Demands More Video and Interactive Course Content
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stefanie Buckner (University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa)
Co-presenters: Tracy Hinton (University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa), Robyn Hammontree (The University of Alabama)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Less is not more for Generation Z: They need and expect more videos and interactive course content than ever before.  However, practical and pedagogical questions arise as we respond to this need.  Join us to tackle these questions: the lingering questions we haven’t had the time or space to wrestle with this year. 


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
Community Building with Yellowdig
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brian Verdine (Yellowdig)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Hear from OLC members who use Yellowdig to build communities for their students to collaborate and enhance peer learning. Learn first hand the capabilities of our platform by joining our OLC Accelerate Yellowdig community to continue collaborating with your peers throughout the conference and beyond.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Comparing Online Student Engagement in Discussion vs. Annotation
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christopher Schedler (Central Washington University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

I designed two types of assignments for an online course with open education resources to foster student-to-student and student-to-content interaction: 1) online discussions, and 2) online annotations. Based on learning analytics and student surveys, I compare online student engagement with peers and digital texts in these two types of assignments.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creating a Culture of Quality: Design With Quality in Mind
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Roslyn Miller (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Aimee deNoyelles (University of Central Florida), Charlotte Jones-Roberts (University of Central Florida)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

So you’ve implemented a review process for online courses. While effective on an individual basis, how can you encourage a “culture of quality” more broadly throughout the institution? Participants will reflect on their own strategies for creating a culture of quality and explore and critique strategies UCF is implementing.


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
Dark Patterns in the Digital Classroom
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sambhavi Chandrashekar (D2L)
Co-presenter: Adrian Petterson (University of Toronto)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

A benefit of online learning is the expanding variety of tools being employed. Discussion boards, cloud-based collaboration, video, and even social media. While these tools enable more rounded educational experiences, many also use Dark Patterns – a malicious design that unknowingly manipulates users. Join us in discussing warning signs of dark patterns and how to support students’ digital autonomy.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
DO THIS! USER EXPERIENCE LEARNING ACTIVITIES: WHERE INSPIRATION, UX STRATEGY, AND ONLINE ENGAGEMENT MEET
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laurie Dringus (Nova Southeastern University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Engage in a walkthrough of inspirational activities called Do This! User Experience (UX) exercises used in the teaching of technology-related courses. Do This! is a concept and strategy that combines inspirational activity and practical application in simple ways to increase learners’ understanding of user experience contexts and to promote engagement.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Dynamic Faculty Mentoring – Using Feedback Loops to Align Faculty Support During Times of Change
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Eric Riedel (Century College)
Co-presenters: Melissa Williams (Century College), Kelly Donahue (Century College), Rahul Kane (Century College), Michelle Schoenecker (Century College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Peer mentoring, an effective and established practice for higher education faculty, became crucial to our community college’s successful COVID-19 response. This session describes the interplay of data, planning, and collegiality as we leveraged peer mentoring, not just to facilitate Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT), but to foster long-term quality online teaching.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Enabling Factors and Challenges for Successful Completion of Online Doctoral Dissertations
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Lumpe (Abilene Christian University)
Co-presenters: Dana McMichael (Abilene Christian University), Amanda Korkow (Abilene Christian University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Online doctoral programs are increasingly more popular with professionals and leaders. Doctoral dissertations in an online environment present a unique set of benefits and challenges. Join us in this discovery session as we discuss enabling factors and challenges gleaned from a detailed program evaluation of online dissertation processes.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Enhancing the Student Experience Through Improved Course Design (on a Budget!)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Heather Burke (Hondros College of Nursing)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

In this session, attendees will learn about how my institution has worked with a shoe-string budget and a small team to identify a combined set of strategies to engage, support, and develop faculty members’ understanding of accessible and quality course design, which was done in an effort to improve learning experiences for students.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Enhancing Your Teaching and your Students' Learning as a MERLOT Peer Reviewer
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Finding appropriate OER isn't easy.  We can help!  Joining MERLOT is step #1.  Becoming a MERLOT peer reviewer is a giant leap into discovering quality materials for your classroom.  MERLOT offers a tutorial for peer reviewing and editors who will guide and support you in developing your reviewing skills. 


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
Ensuring Continuity in Art and Design Education with ZCentral
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mahmoud Pegah (Ringling College of Art and Design)
Co-presenter: Kristin Hempstead (HP Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

3D modeling and rendering for Game Art images and videos and virtual reality 3D world design are very compute intensive. In normal times, Ringling College students spend hours in on-campus studios using powerful workstations to bring their creative visions to life. During this pandemic, students learning from home in diverse geographic locations continue their art and design coursework, collaborating on powerful workstations remotely using HP’s ZCentral Remote Boost. Join Mahmoud Pegah, CIO at Ringling College of Art and Design as he shares Ringling’s journey to ensuring education continuity in the era of COVID-19.


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
Escape First Year Biology – A Digital Escape Room Using HHMI BioInteractive Resources and How to Design One
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Annie Prud'homme-Genereux (Capilano University)
Co-presenter: Tara Jo Holmberg (Northwestern Connecticut Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Have fun solving puzzles to break out of a digital escape room used to review a first-year biology module. Participants will learn about free HHMI BioInteractive resources as they experience the game and explore some of the considerations for designing their own escape rooms.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Every Penny Counts! Zero Cost Textbook Majors– Fiscally Prudent Solutions In Higher Education
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sandra Bozarth (California State University – Bakersfield)
Co-presenter: Elaine Correa (California State University – Bakersfield)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Escalating costs of education forces students to choose what they can afford to remain in University. Expensive textbooks should not hinder learning, completing courses and graduating. This session will address the challenges and opportunities of moving from traditional textbooks to Open Educational Resources to create a Zero Cost Textbook Major.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Experiential Learning in Online Post-Graduate Education: Utilizing YouTube to Create Service Learning Projects
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Aubrey Statti (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Service learning projects are an innovative and effective way to provide experiential-learning for students to develop socially responsive, service leadership skills and to become engaged practitioners in their specific fields of practice and their communities. This session will introduce participants to ideas for service learning projects through the YouTube platform.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Exploring the Factors that Influence Faculty Connectedness to their Online Graduate Programs
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Wiss (The George Washington University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Explore findings from a multi-institution (N = 4) and multi-program (N = 10) study examining the psychological factors that influence online graduate faculty perceptions (N = 187) of their own connectedness. Implications for online graduate program design, ongoing faculty development and contingent faculty support will be discussed.


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry - VitalSource
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christine Hinkley
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Facilitating Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives Utilizing Digital Tools
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lindsay Bryde (SUNY Empire State College)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

A critical look at the misconceptions that educators have regarding LGBT+ students and pedagogical approaches to best utilize technology for fostering engagement and retention. The presentation will consider the significance of personalized communication, inclusive language, balancing synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities, and how to address stereotypes and biases in real-time.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Fast track to quality and accessible remote courses during the COVID-19 crisis
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Claudia Arcolin (University of Texas - San Antonio The)
Co-presenters: Marcela Ramirez (University of Texas - San Antonio The), Melissa Vito (University of Texas at San Antonio), Shelley Howell (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

In Spring 2020 institutions across the world had to face the disruption of on-campus lessons and move to remote teaching. The presenters will discuss the strategies to move more than 4,000 courses to a remote teaching environment driven by one goal: quality and accessible education for all students.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Form, Function, and Full-Fledged Possibilities of CBE
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Susan Wegmann (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Competency-based educational programs have made a beneficial addition to higher education. CBE programs stemmed from a desire for lower-cost options for compressed timeframes for completion as well as attention to real-world competencies. The presentation will highlight similarities and differences in forms, functions, and possibilities of CBE. 


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Fostering emerging online learner persistence: The role of multimodal asynchronous and synchronous discussions
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Staci Gilpin (The College of Saint Scholastica)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Emerging online learners are the predominant consumer of online classes. However, they have lower rates of persistence for online courses as compared to face-to-face courses. Join me in a discussion about my research that addresses their needs through the use of two different types of multimodal discussions.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
From the Lab and Lecture Hall to the LMS: Strategies, Challenges, and Surprises
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Heather Burke (Hondros College of Nursing)
Co-presenters: Adam Bulizak (Hondros College of Nursing), Denise Wilson (Hondros College of Nursing)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Due to COVID-19, nursing and lab-based courses, which were previously taught on campus, were moved online within several weeks.  Participate in an engaging discussion on strategies to train faculty to teach online, develop resources to accommodate online lectures and labs, and  examine the impact on courses traditionally offered online.


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
Hindsight Is 20/20: Comprehensive Reporting To Improve Your Online Program
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Hailey Swindal (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

It is important to be confident in the integrity of your online exams and ProctorU provides data that proves that your online proctoring solution is working. Join us for a demonstration of reporting capabilities available to administrators and faculty.
 


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
Holistic Student Engagement: 8 Key Areas for Student Success
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kate Ludgate (InsideTrack)
Co-presenter: Malika Clinkscales ( InsideTrack )
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

With 20 years of experience, InsideTrack, a non-profit student success organization, has identified 8 key focus areas that impact student success. The focus wheel is a tool to help have conversations with students about key areas through proactive assessment and reflective decision-making. The insights gained can help determine risk factors students may have and can also support you in providing more holistic support to your students.   


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
How to do Discussion Boards According to Students
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bethany Schultz (Northwest Nazarene University)
Co-presenters: Crystal Nielsen (Northwest Nazarene University), Christa Sandidge (Northwest Nazarene University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Tired of the same old, same old discussion board assignment? This session will rethink the traditional structure of online discussion boards and demonstrate the learning potential of online discussions. Using student voices, this session explores innovative approaches to discussion boards.


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
How To Support A Competency-Based Learning Model Online
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christopher Sessums (D2L)
Co-presenter: Gary Abbott (D2L)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

In contrast to conventional learning models tied to credit hours and seat-time, competency-based models shift the focus from grades to learning, emphasizing feedback that empowers learners. Come learn how Brightspace supports competency-based principles for traditional academic programs as well as for continuing education, professional development, and workforce initiatives


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
HP’s CTO Discusses Academic Cyber Integrity
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tommy Gardner (HP Inc.)
Co-presenters: Mike Belcher (HP Inc.), Sebastian van Delden (College of Charleston)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Tommy Gardner, HP’s CTO and Security Expert discusses the challenges of using home and unsecured networks, internet connected peripherals and poor security practices and hygiene. There has never been more bad actors, more risk and never more important, as millions of Educators and Students are forced to learn, share and access sensitive information through-out this and potentially the next school year.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
I Really DO Matter: Cultivating a Sense of Empathy Online (EIQ)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Timothy Loatman (Collegis Education)
Co-presenter: Rebecca Anderson (Collegis Education)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

In an online classroom, students can feel lost or disconnected. With today’s climate of unsettling events, empathy is more important than ever. Empathy promotes collaboration and a sense of community which ultimately enhances learning. We will discuss ways in which we promote online empathy through presence in our online learning.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
If you build it, they will come; but will they get it?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tracy Balduzzi (Syracuse University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This research examined instructors’ and students’ perceptions of engagement, social presence, and feedback in graduate-level online education to understand if instructors’ and students’ perceptions about common course activities and educational concepts align. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Increasing Student Success with Team Projects in the Virtual Classroom
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: ilene ringler (Purdue University Global)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Teamwork has been identified as a core professional competency that companies look for in the hiring process. Virtual teams have become a major component in the delivery of online courses to satisfy employer needs. Increasing student satisfaction when working on teams will prepare them for greater workplace and academic success.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Instructional Design Librarians and Subject Matter Experts: A Winning Combination
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Martin Dunlap (West Virginia University - Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Kelly Diamond (West Virginia University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

An instructional design librarian and an engineering librarian will review how they are adapting an already existing Introduction to Library Research class (ULIB 101) for an online class specifically designed for engineering students.  Learn collaboration tips from our experience working together to design a class


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Is This Mine?: Developing a Scope of Practice for Online Educators
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Costa (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

As online education continues to expand, scope of practice, a model used within the healthcare fields to identify the breadth of one's professional role and responsibilities, is increasingly relevant. In the online classroom, what is ours? What do we let go of, and what do we address? What do we take on as our own, and what do we refer to others? With the advent of humanizing online learning practices and a growing awareness around mental health, addiction, and trauma, online educators can benefit from developing a scope of practice to guide their work. In this discovery session, participants will discuss the potential of applying this model to our work, and begin crafting a potential scope of practice for today's online educators. 


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
Keeping Students in Their Virtual Seats – Intentional Engagement through Online Science Labs
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brendan Haynie (Liberty University)
Co-presenter: Heather Stuart (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Join Carolina Distance Learning and Liberty University as we discuss ideas and develop strategies to engage your students in online science labs to aid in student retention. The tables will be turned, you are the student. Experience what works and what doesn’t in engaging online students. Then, be ready to share your most effective approach to engagement.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Leading in a Time of Change and Transformation: Enhancing Your Leadership Capabilities
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elisabeth Stucklen (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) provides an array of professional development offerings focused on leadership development in the digital teaching and learning space. Current and emerging leaders can take advantage of both online and blended programs that are designed to enhance the skills and knowledge administrators need in the ever-changing higher education landscape. Come meet with Jennifer Paloma Rafferty, Director of the Institute for Professional Development, and Elisabeth Stucklen, Instructional Designer at OLC, to learn about which OLC program is right for you at this stage of your professional trajectory. Jennifer and Elisabeth will provide attendees with an overview of the Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning Program (IELOL) as well as the Leadership in Online Learning Mastery Series.


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
Learner Stage Fright When Testing Via Webcam
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins (SmarterServices)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Because neurodiverse learners often experience camera anxiety which can interfere with testing they should be given a face-to-face proctoring option as an accommodation.


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
Let’s Play A Match Game! How To “Match” Your Exams To The Right Level Of Online Proctoring
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Hailey Swindal (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Moving your courses to an online format? You may find yourself wondering what online proctoring option is right for your exam. ProctorU offers four service levels for your online proctoring needs. This session will provide you with a description of each service line and the applicable use cases for each.
     


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Leveraging Online Non-technical Skill (ONTS) Simulation to create interprofessional learning experiences for distance education students in the healthcare professions
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Snyder (University of St. Augustine)
Co-presenters: Robin Dennison (University of St. Augustine), Judi Schack-Dugre (University of Florida), Elizabeth McGee (University of St Augustine for Health Sciences)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Interprofessional collaboration (IPC) is remarked as essential to achieving the Quadruple Aim. Can distance education programs provide online activities that effectively promote IPC? The goal of this project was to create an online non-technical simulation that students could experience online or F-2-F that promoted reflection on readiness for IPC.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Metacognitive Teaching – Reflecting on Our Online Teaching Practice
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Foote (John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and Stony Brook University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

To help students become metacognitive learners, faculty should first consider their own metacognition. While faculty are often metacognitive in their disciplines, these approaches are not always transferred to teaching (Tanner, 2012). This session will focus on ways faculty can use metacognition to reflect on and adapt their online teaching practices.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
More Than Just Eye Candy: Visual Design for Online Content Presentation
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jian Su (University of Tennessee The - Knoxville)
Co-presenter: Meg Erlewine (University of Tennesee
Track: Instructional Design
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This session will discuss the fundamentals of visual design that will help you create and present online content that is engaging to the learner and will increase the usability and comprehension of your course. We will showcase simple design principles and demonstrate how to apply them to course sites.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Navigating a slippery slope: Blending two types of discussions to meet the unique needs of emerging online learners
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Staci Gilpin (The College of Saint Scholastica)
Co-presenter: Amy Murzyn (College of Saint Scholastica The)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Emerging online learners, undergraduates taking online and face-to-face courses, are the predominant consumer of online classes. However, they have lower rates of persistence for online courses as compared to face-to-face courses. Join us in a discussion about addressing their needs through the use of two different types of multi-modal discussions. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Navigating the Remote Online Learning Space during Covid-19: Lessons learnt from a South African Higher Education Institution.
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clarise Mostert (North-West University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Global disasters change the world. The COVID-19 brought about a very uncertain period for higher education institutes in South Africa, especially public universities which have been practicing face to face teaching modalities. It was therefore detrimental to embrace the new normal―teaching and learning online (remotely) in a developing country.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
No Drill Press Required: Simulation and Gamification of Precision Machining Labs using Augmented and Virtual Reality.
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robert Schanke (Harrisburg Area Community College)
Co-presenters: Cynthia Schanke (Elizabethtown College), Nicholas Landis (Harrisburg Area Community College), Josh Eckenrode (Harrisburg Area Community College), Doreen Fisher (Harrisburg Area Community College)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:  

Using gamified AR/VR simulations for the iOS, Android, and Oculus platforms, students can practice using precision machining equipment virtually, allowing new students to understand the trade and existing students to practice skills outside of a lab environment. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Now You See Me: Using Video to Support Online Students
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Joanna Zimmerle (Austin Peay State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

When institutions closed their buildings mid-semester to help slow the spread of COVID-19, faculty had to quickly shift to emergency remote teaching. Join me as we examine how using video can help support students when teaching online, whether due to a crisis or by design. 


  • Discovery Session
  • HBCU
Discovery Session
OLI: An Open Learning Platform That Can Work For You
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robert Hoople (Bethune-Cookman University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

An overview, discussion and demonstration of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) learning platform for an Introductory Psychology course. As well results of use of the OLI product over the course of 3 years both in face to face and online settings.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online Learner Views of Asynchronous Discussions as a Predictor of Final Grades
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeffrey Bailie (Purdue University - Global)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Discussion boards have come to be a backbone of the online learning experience. According to Ding (2017), the potential benefits of asynchronous online discussion include positive outcomes such as thoughtful and reflective interaction among peers through increased engagement between participants, resulting in a bolstering of active learning.  However, only when students fully engage in the discussion activity, can the aforementioned benefits be realized. Regretfully, challenges of low participation rates and shallow discourse are frequently reported by online faculty (Hew & Cheung, 2012).

This session presents the results of contemporary research considering online discussion boards, including the results of the 2019 investigation that reviewed weekly online course discussion analytics in relation to overall online learner performance. In particular, the study considered whether there is a correlation between individual involvement in weekly discussions (as determined by their direct viewing of the posts of their classmates) and the resulting final grade in the course.

 


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
Online Proctoring & Student Authentication: Ensuring Integrity Throughout The Entire Student Lifecycle
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Are you evaluating solutions that can track and ensure integrity, accreditation compliance, and federal guidelines in your online programs from day one of the student lifecycle?


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Opportunities for Engaged Instruction and Learning with Artificial Intelligence
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Aubrey Statti (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This discovery session will introduce attendees to the potential for using artificial intelligence (AI) in online learning. Participants will be exposed to innovative platforms and specific methods that provide faculty and instructional designers the opportunity to incorporate aspects of AI into their coursework.


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
Overcoming Test Anxiety With A Dose Of Preparedness: What Students Need To Know About Online Proctoring
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Hailey Swindal (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Did you know that the student satisfaction rate of a first time student vs. a repeat student is significantly lower? Join us in this session to learn how to bridge the gap by being able to provide students with important information to improve their online proctoring experience.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
PAUSE: A Tool for Academic Writing Feedback
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jen Robinson (Ashford University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Online subject matter experts are required to provide writing feedback; however, not all instructors have had writing methods training. An acronym will be shared to support writing feedback that is positive, at once, understandable, specific, and encouraging. Participants will take away an idea for providing online writing feedback.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES THAT MAY HINDER MORALE, MOTIVATION, AND ENGAGEMENT
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Shaunna Waltemeyer (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Helen Hammond (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

For institutions with a strong reliance on campus-based full-time faculty, there are likely several policies and procedures that may hinder morale, motivation, and engagement for remote faculty that must be addressed including; technology and equipment, faculty and student expectations, time and geography, and training and performance management.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Re-Imagining Peer Mentor Training in the Time of COVID-19
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Theresa Haug-Belvin (Utah Valley University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Training peer mentors can be an exciting and dynamic experience. However, transitioning peer mentor training online has been a challenge this year. In this session, attendees will have the opportunity to hear how one institution has responded to these challenges and share what has worked at their own institutions.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Remote, On-Campus, and Asynchronous: Creating Engaging Experiences Everywhere with Flexibility in an Online Graduate Course
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sara Tamsukhin (University of Cincinnati)
Co-presenter: Janet Zydney (University of Cincinnati)
Track: Blended
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Distance learning, an appealing option for many students who need flexibility, lacks face-to-face interaction, feedback, and hands-on learning opportunities.  HyFlex course opportunities give students the flexibility to attend on-campus, online, or asynchronously. The present case study explores the feasibility of HyFlex course design and students’ experiences with the course. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Responsive Course (Re)Design - Ready for Any Modality
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Judith Littlejohn (SUNY - Genesee Community College)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

The Responsive Course (Re)Design workshop units - Design, Activities, Inclusion, and Communication – break down the development process while providing faculty with best practices to implement evidence-based teaching strategies into all their courses. Takeaways include a support website and materials to ensure courses are student-ready when the modality suddenly changes.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Role and implementation of Extreme E-service learning in a Quality Matters Certified Course: Challenges in the COVID 19 era
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amar Kanekar (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this discovery session transformation of the e-hybrid service-learning nationally certified course to an extreme service-learning course midway through a semester due to the COVID 19 pandemic and challenges for the learners as well as faculty while designing and implementing such a course.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Social Network Analysis of Elementary Students' Particiaption in a Computer Supported Collaborative Citizen Science Project
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Erin Rumpke (University of Cincinnati)
Co-presenter: Janet Zydney (University of Cincinnati)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Social network analysis of public data from an online social media based citizen science forum provides insight into the nature of interactions between technology artifacts, student participants, and community experts with the goal of supporting the integration of citizen science initiatives to scaffold student science practice within the K-12 classroom.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Stay on Top of Your Game! Professional Development for the Learning Design Professional
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elisabeth Stucklen (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

The Online Learning Consortium provides an array of professional development opportunities focused on instructional/learning design in the digital teaching and learning space. Instructional designers, learning designers, LX designers, and faculty developers can take advantage of both online and face-to-face programs that are designed to advance the skills and knowledge of those professionals who collaborate with faculty and support digital learning initiatives.  Come meet with Elisabeth Stucklen, Instructional Designer at OLC, to learn about which OLC program is right for you at this stage of your professional trajectory. Elisabeth will provide attendees with an overview of the Instructional Designer Certificate Program, the Advanced Instructional Designer Badge Series as well as face-to-face instructional design events taking place in 2021.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Streamlining Gradebook Feedback: Prioritizing Time Based on Value and Impact
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

A survey of 347 faculty and 4078 students examined perceptions about the role, value, and function of instructor gradebook feedback to asynchronous discussion assignments. Findings and implications for online teaching and learning are discussed; emphasis is placed on balancing effective feedback within a realistic instructional workload.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Supporting Student Agency and Identity Development Through Blended Learning Environments
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maria Hays (Central Washington University)
Track: Blended
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

 

This session presents research conducted in an undergraduate course blend, encompassing three learning environments. What will be highlighted is how the unique sociomaterial structures of the different learning environments makes visible different forms of agency, as well as how the different forms of agency support student identity development.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Supporting Transition: Giving Campus Faculty the Tools for Online Success
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Margaret Carmack (Colorado Technical University)
Co-presenter: Elizabeth Melvin (Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

What happens when faculty are unexpectedly have to opt in to teaching online courses? They bring with them misconceptions and concerns about translating their instructional strategies into an online environment. It is up to administrators and faculty development specialists to anticipate these concerns, address these misconceptions and follow through on supporting faculty as they transition to teaching online. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Surviving Crisis Mode in the Classroom! Effectively Converting from Traditional to Online Learning Environments
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Riley (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This session will present evaluation results from the rapid conversion of traditional to the online learning environment that occurred in an undergraduate nursing course. Through discussion, electronic audience response systems, and case studies, we will reveal our lessons learned to prepare you to make the transition to online learning.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Taking a Metacognitive Approach to Active Learning in Online Courses
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Foote (John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and Stony Brook University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

To be effective, active learning needs to be examined in the larger context of student learning, and by taking a metacognitive approach, faculty can prepare students to make the most of active learning experiences. This session explores approaches to use metacognition to design and implement active learning in online courses.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Teaching the App Economy through a Creative Lens
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Harika Rao (Lynn University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

App economy is on a rise! Building an app is a fun, creative, and an exploratory process, unlike its conventional image of being branded as purely tech-savvy. Teaching the app economy courses through a creative lens will add holistic value to the learning experience.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The A to Z of Making Videos on a Budget
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Martin Dunlap (West Virginia University - Main Campus)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Reaching students with video content is more important than ever.  We don’t all have access to a university learning commons to help us make the videos we need.  I will walk you through how to create videos that are instructional, budget-friendly and closed captioned with only a few programs and know-how needed.  


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
The ACUE Experience: Engaging Faculty For Student Success
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Penny MacCormack (Association of College and University Educators)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Research confirms: students are more engaged, learn more and have more equitable outcomes when faculty teach with evidence-based teaching practices. In this asynchronous session, ACUE provides an inside view into its “Effective Online Teaching Practices” course. You’ll come away with several practical online teaching approaches that can immediately be put to use in your own online course design and delivery.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Amazing Return on Investment of NC-SARA Participation
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lorraine (Lori) Williams (National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA))
Co-presenters: Marianne Boeke (NC-SARA), Jeannie Yockey-Fine (NC-SARA), Mary Agnes Larson (NC-SARA), Rachel Christeson
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Now more than ever it is important to demonstrate the value for the cost of online learning. For six years the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) has been active in protecting students as consumers of online learning and making it less bureaucratic for states and institutions to authorize distance education across state lines. It is also much less costly than when institutions seek authorization to enroll distance leaders across states. Learn about the results of a recent study on the return on investment that NC-SARA provides to states and institutions, including the estimated savings by state, regional compact, and the entirety of the over 2,100 institutions that participate in SARA. Participants will be able to take back to their upper-level administration data about the estimated cost savings to their institutions based on the number of states in which they enroll students and the number of programs offered at a distance.


  • Exposition Foundry
Exposition Foundry
The Benefits of Creating a Sense of Belonging for Students and Faculty
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katy Kappler (InScribe Inc.)
Co-presenter: Omid Fotuhi (WGU Labs)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Providing students and faculty with authentic opportunities to interact, share, and support each other is key to a s