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

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

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ALL SESSIONS (BY DATE AND TIME):
Thursday June 11, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Discovery Sessions
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Applying Millers Pyramid of Competence Assessment to an Online Health Informatics Curriculum
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Miriam Isola (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

An online Master’s in Health Informatics program applied Millers Pyramid of Competence to analyze assignments, assessments and learning outcomes.  Faculty defined competencies and mapped courses to these competencies.  Goals were to focus the curriculum beyond being knowledge-based, to include skills and professional attitudes that employers are seeking. 


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Assessing the Role of Cultural Diversity in the Effectiveness of Gamification to Improve Statistics Learning Experiences by Online, Blended, and On-Campus Course Settings
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

The aim of the study was to examine how the effectiveness of gamification on learning experiences might be affected by different course settings such as online, blended and on-campus approaches and cultural differences.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Beyond the Walled Garden: How Social Media and Custom LMS Roles Can Connect Students to Local and Global Communities
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Adam Maksl (Indiana University)
Co-presenters: Adam Bunnell (Indiana University - Bloomington), Mengyuan (Alice) Zhao (IUPUI CyberLab/CourseNetworking LLC)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Engaging with diverse local and global communities in online asynchronous courses is challenging, where we’re trying to connect students with the world outside of the “walled gardens” of learning management systems. This session suggests three strategies for using social media and custom LMS roles to help break down those walls.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Bridge the Gap in Your Professional Development: Become a MERLOT Peer Reviewer
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Discover how MERLOT reviewing can provide you with a professional development community that helps you grow professionally, allows you to contribute to the field, and supports your own teaching and learning.  Learn about reviewing, joining an editorial board, and getting a free registration to next year's conference.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Bridging the Gap in Research Skills for Graduate Students
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Bernadette Mirro (Marymount University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Graduate students present a unique challenge because they have a varying range of research skills and often there is a gap in knowledge of library resources. Learn about our online course hosted in the LMS that presents information  in a variety of formats to meet the needs of all learning styles.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Building a Pedagogical Practice: Online Professional Development for Graduate Student Instructors
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Khara Lukancic (Southern Illinois University - Carbondale)
Co-presenter: Leslie Short (Southern Illinois University - Center for Teaching Excellence)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Graduate student instructors are often an undeserved group when it comes to professional development. It is often assumed, if not encouraged, that graduate students must rely on the mimicry of our teaching mentors. In this discussion, we will explore the experience of the graduate student instructor developing an online course using a community of practice approach for graduate student professional development. We will also demo the micro-credential in graduate student pedagogy we have developed at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building Adjunct Faculty's Capacity to Innovate
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Julin Sharp (Marist College)
Co-presenter: Jaime Lynne Bishop (Marist College)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Adjunct faculty make up the majority of higher education instructors nationwide, yet, they seemed to be left out when planning professional development opportunities and it’s more difficult to build their capacity to innovate.  Through our project, we worked with 10 adjuncts to design innovative courses to increase student success.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Collaboration Time: Incorporating the Blackboard Online Meeting Tool into Your Classroom
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Melissa Houston (Walden University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Join us in this Discovery Session to learn more about the Blackboard meeting room tool, Collaborate, and innovative ways for faculty to incorporate the tool in their online classrooms. The session will include a short presentation, live demonstration, interactive discussion with peers, and opportunity for Q&A.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Designing and Delivering Contextually Relevant Hybrid Degree Programs
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: April Lawrence (William & Mary)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

We will share how one very traditional university is partnering with K-12 school districts to design and deliver hybrid educational leadership degrees that are contextually relevant to those districts. This session will include lessons learned in curriculum and course development, and will share implications for institutional capacity-building.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Developing Collaboration, Communication, and Presentation Skillsets Through Program Evaluation Video Assignments
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Eric Youn (Walden University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

This presentation covers the findings and examples of use after teaching courses that have students create a video presentation exercise which is developed, evaluated, and presented to other students and the faculty member.  Examples of student videos, successes, pitfalls, and best practices will all be discussed.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Digital Pathways to Connect and Engage Students: Bridging Gaps with Online Leadership Development Opportunities
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Alexander Murray (Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

This presentation outlines our Digital Academy initiative, which connects online graduate MPA students with educational resources beyond the formal course content. Particularly, faculty and program partners provide leadership best-practices through webinars, quick talks, and on-demand MOOCS. Each modality is hosted on a webpage for students to access at their convenience.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Dissolve Faculty Resistance by Identifying and Addressing Their True Source of Resistance
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Holly Whitaker (D2L)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Change is inevitable, and too often we rush roll outs and are met with crossed arms and angry questions we weren’t prepared to answer. There is a better way, and it involves giving faculty the same luxury we had in the beginning. Build trust and momentum towards your objectives.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
E-learning Model in Educational Institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Dzenana Rustempasic (University of Sarajevo)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

E-learning is a type of learning by using electronic technologies to access an educational program outside of a traditional classroom. As conventional classrooms continue to be transformed into digital, it is necessary for teachers to deliver lectures through multiple learning modes. Digitally enriched content and personal learning should be the primary way of teaching, as well as collaborative and interactive learning. The paper deals with issues of education in a virtual environment, the role of virtual reality and artificial intelligence that is increasingly entering the classrooms of developed countries. The paper explores what application of artificial intelligence in the near future means for the development and wider application of electronic learning in virtual classrooms around the world, as well as in developing countries such as Bosnia and Herzegovina. The paper presents the advantages and opportunities that contribute to the improvement of e-learning in educational institutions and the benefits for students and other involved parties in the educational process, such as teachers and parents.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Habit Your Way to Excellence
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ellen Beattie (State of Maryland Department of Labor)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Harness the neuroscience of habit building to maximize online learner success. Together, we will explore an innovative process called Focus Mapping, a behavior design method to narrow and select productive habits and the Tiny Habits® method of habit creation. You'll leave with actionable, evidence-based practices to share with your learners.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Innovation, Collaboration, and Advocacy: Strategies and Lessons Learned from Faculty Professional Development on Blended Learning
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Hong Wang (Northern Virginia Community College)
Co-presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

With exponential increases in blended learning in higher education, many of us face the challenge of supporting faculty in design and facilitation of blended courses for student success. Join us for a conversation about strategies and lessons learned from faculty professional development on blended learning through innovation, collaboration, and advocacy.   


  • Discovery Session
  • OLC Session
Discovery Session
Leading in a Time of Change and Transformation: Enhancing Your Leadership Capabilities
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Elisabeth Stucklen (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Discovery Sessions
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, to learn about which OLC program is right for you at this stage of your professional trajectory. Jennifer 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.

 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Leaving Tradition Behind: Teaming Up with the Library to Lower Student Cost
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Trisha Prevett (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenter: Anaya Jones (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Academic libraries have challenged tradition to reduce cost, increase student persistence and retention, steward open education, and challenge publisher power. In this choose your own adventure discovery session learn how you can work with librarians to lower student cost and increase access by leveraging library content in the LMS.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Measuring quality of online courses: A study of adoption of quality standards and processes
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Bethany Simunich (Quality Matters)
Co-presenter: Barbara Altman (Texas A&M University - Central Texas)
Track: Education Research Summit
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

This study is an initial attempt to establish measurable implementation of tools and processes into an institution’s quality assurance approach. Both the creation and dissemination of online course quality standards needs to be explored at the institutional level of implementation to better understand how the local/individual implementation of those standards and QA processes are impacting online learning. 


  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Online Graduate Student Grit Strategies: Positive Mentoring Bridging Expectations, Emotional Intelligence, and Diversity Intelligence
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sheryl Kristensen (Walden University)
Co-presenters: Barry Sugarman (Walden University), Tom Butkiewicz (Walden University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Faculty work with an increasingly diverse student body.  Leveraging strategies to best engage and mentor online graduate students can be challenging. Join us to learn about student grit strategies through a positive mentoring model that bridges student expectations, emotional intelligence, and diversity intelligence for developing resilient and successful students.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Open Broadcaster Software: Your Secret to High Quality Videos and Streaming
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Arianna Davis (University of Central Florida)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is free and open source software that can be used for video recording and streaming. It allows you to capture and mix multiple sources including your desktop, record picture-in-picture, or live switch between scenes. It’s also easy to stream to YouTube, Facebook, and other streaming platforms.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Operationalizing Higher Education Affordability Initiatives: Starting with the Textbook
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: James Paradiso (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

UCF’s Division of Digital Learning has teamed up with the UCF Libraries, the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, the UCF Bookstore, and various other internal and external stakeholders to form a diverse team committed to driving down course materials costs for students through its Affordable Instructional Materials (AIM) Initiative.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Peer Advising in the Age of Social Media: What Do Students Say to Each Other?
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Alex Duncan
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

In Georgia Tech's large online MSCS program, students have designed their own course review site, which we see as peer advising: students use it to give feedback to classmates on what to expect from classes. In this session, we cover our research on what they tell each other.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Peer Review Model - It isn't the Receiving but Giving of Feedback!
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nicole Messier (Rasmussen College-Illinois)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will discuss the peer review process, as well as evidence-based practices and research for designing peer review models in online and blended learning. Elements of a peer review model developed for a Bachelor’s of Nursing Capstone course will also be shared.


  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Preparing Faculty to Design and Develop Accessible Online Courses: A Self-Paced Interactive Online Training
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kristlyn Thomas (Loyola University - Chicago)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

How can we prepare faculty to design and develop accessible online courses? To meet faculty needs, we developed a self-paced online training. Stop by this discovery session to learn how we created and implemented this training, including how we gained administrative buy-in, and share your thoughts on our pilot program.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Press Record: Strategies to Encourage Faculty Collaboration and Communication through FlipGrid
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Danielle Henderson (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Dulce Ruelas (Grand Canyon University - Main Campus)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Innovative strategies for improving virtual collaboration amongst graduate non traditional full time and adjunct faculty will be highlighted to improve curriculum instruction. FlipGrid, a web 2.0 tool, will be discussed, and participants will have the opportunity to engage in it beyond the session.


  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Promoting Inclusivity Through Collaborative Design Conversations
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Heather Garcia (Oregon State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Drawing on a model for collaborative interactions between faculty and instructional designers (Drysdale, 2019) along with inclusive design practices, a team of instructional designers formulated a set of questions intended to elicit conversations with faculty about inclusivity in their online course designs. Join and learn our strategies.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Promoting the Development of Professional Presence for Students in Health Professions Programs, through the Use of Social Media
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College)
Co-presenter: David Rosenthal (Southwest Tennessee Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

This presentation is designed to engage healthcare professionals as well as those who teach, develop, and provide leadership in healthcare-specific programs of study, in an open-forum discussion to seek feedback and gather innovative ideas for ways to deliver professional presence training material and content to students by way of social media platform applications.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Pure Heart Leadership- An Authentic Approach for Higher Ed Leaders
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Shana Garrett (Walden University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Pure Heart Leadership™ is leadership model developed upon over 20 years of professional experience within higher education utilizing several key psychology theories of Maslow, Rogers, and Bandura  with a mindfulness approach to developing talent. This session will map out the pathway to moving your career forward in higher education.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Purposeful Tinkering: Experiential Preparation & Networking in Virtual Worlds for VR-Ready Educators
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Bethany Winslow (San Jose State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Tinkering in virtual worlds is excellent experiential preparation to teach using virtual reality in the near future. What better way to prepare for the VR revolution than by engaging with a diverse, global community of practice, many of whom have a decade or more of in-world expertise to share?


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Pushing Past the Threshold: A Modern Day Twist to Enriching Online Students
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Beverly Santelli (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Educators often focus their attention towards supporting struggling students; while important, it is equally important to enrich meeting and excelling students. So, how do you enrich students in the online modality? Grouping! Join us on exploring how using grouping in the discussion forums can enhance student learning.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Reimagining a Virtual Learning Experience for Underserved Learners
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Cat Jackson (TEL Library)
Co-presenter: Kody Long (Oklahoma State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

This session reflects on identifying and addressing key challenges of reimagining three traditional, asynchronous online courses into experiential learning courses for self-paced learners. Through the use of virtual meet-ups, portfolios, peer-review and badging tools, and carefully scaffolded project-based assignments, three courses were reimagined to provide students with rich learning experiences.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Rethinking the Role of Instructional Design Models in Developing Digital Courseware and Online Courses
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kuang-Chen Hsu (University of Notre Dame)
Co-presenters: Jade Liggett (The University of Notre Dame), Judy Lewandowski (University of Notre Dame)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this session is first, to identify effective processes in developing digitally- enhanced courseware that aligns with pedagogical needs; second, to demonstrate small-scale preliminary projects completed through the proposed agile approach; and third, to share the initial findings and reflections on the implementation of this methodology.


  • Discovery Session
  • Community College
Discovery Session
Seeing the Light(board): High Quality Lecture Capture with a Low Learning Curve
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Melissa Baysingar (William Rainey Harper College)
Co-presenters: Dominique Svarc (Harper College), Janet Woods (William Rainey Harper College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

See how the installation of a lightboard has brought out the creativity, passion, and expertise of one community college’s faculty and staff. A lightboard combines the familiar process of lecturing/storytelling while writing on the board with innovative video creation. Hear experiences, watch examples, and try a mini-board for yourself!


  • Discovery Session
  • OLC Session
Discovery Session
Stay on Top of Your Game! Professional Development for the Learning Design Professional
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Elisabeth Stucklen (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
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 Jennifer Paloma Rafferty, Director of the Institute for Professional Development, to learn about which OLC program is right for you at this stage of your professional trajectory. Jennifer 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 2020.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Support for New Hire Faculty in an Online School, with Remote Employees
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Linch (American College of Education)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

American College of Education is a 100% online college employing faculty in remote positions. This unique situation has caused us to evaluate our onboarding process for our faculty to set them up for success, including exposure to the culture and ways to help students be successful in the virtual classroom.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Surrender the Crown: Informal, Student-centered Discussion with CourseNetworking
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Adam Bunnell (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Co-presenters: Adam Maksl (Indiana University), Mengyuan (Alice) Zhao (IUPUI CyberLab/CourseNetworking LLC)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Change the online discussion paradigm—from overly formal, instructor-provoked decrees into a creative, student-led learning community—with CourseNetworking! This free tool can take your class discussion to another level. Participants will be granted access to a live example course to try it out themselves.


  • Discovery Session
  • Community College
Discovery Session
Taking Your Courses from Snores to Scores: Digital Ways to Create Meaningful Learning Experience in Online and Blended Courses
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Hong Wang (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

This session will introduce a theoretical framework to guide creating meaningful learning experience in online and blended courses along with strategies and digital tools. It will discuss specific ways to create meaningful learning experience guided by the framework. All attendees will take away practical ideas and free resource for application.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Quality of Student Learning--An inference approach for measuring quality of online education
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jessica Matthews (George Mason University)
Co-presenter: Ying-Ying Kuo (George Mason University)
Track: Education Research Summit
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

The quality of online higher education is difficult to evaluate. Many quality standards and benchmarks have been defined, but there is little scientific evaluation in the literature.  This paper proposes a quantitative approach for evaluating the quality of online English composition courses by analyzing students’ learning outcomes, including their academic performance and self-reported measures of satisfaction and learning experiences. Four types of learners (Low Attainment, Positive Experience, Mixed Experience, and Negative Experience Learners) were identified, each with different perceptions of the quality of their online learning.  This study proposes the quality of online courses can be inferred by the distribution of these learner types and offers a baseline of course quality that can support educators as they improve their courses.


  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
The Syllabus Blueprint: Creating a Structurally Sound Syllabus for Online Courses
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mattingly (Northern Illinois University)
Co-presenters: Claire Duvall (Northern Illinois University), Jennifer Howard (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Test out an interactive syllabus designed to help faculty create accessible syllabi that are specifically designed for online courses. Choose your own learning path through this just-in-time training tool. Your takeaways include access to the interactive template and a downloadable Word file for editing and use at your own institution. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Truth About Fake News
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University - Long Beach)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

This session uses the Fake News LibGuide to explain fake news: its history, consequences, why people believe it, and how to discern and address it. Curriculum, strategies, and loads of resources will be shared about this free website. 

 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Trial and Error: Our Iterative Approach to Developing Online Courses
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Breana Yaklin (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Alicia Jenner (Michigan State University), Summer Issawi (Michigan State University), Elizabeth Pollack (Michigan State University), Alyssa Bradley (Michigan State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

A small team of learning designers and one media specialist facilitated 20 course builds in two years to launch two graduate engineering programs online. Participants will learn how our trial and error approach to course development continues to evolve as we begin with a third graduate engineering program.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using Synchronous Events to Develop Student-faculty Relationships in an an Online Asynchronous Environment
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Megan Wilson (Murray State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

This session focuses on a course design that implements a check-in system whereby students use video conferencing technology to attend synchronous events with the instructor in an effort to improve approachability and accessibility.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
What Motivates Enrollees in a Low-cost Online MSCS Program?
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Alex Duncan
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

In this Discovery Session, we will present and discuss what we have found motivates students to enroll in an affordable online Master of Science in Computer Science program.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
When to Say Yes: Late Point Policy and Faculty Grace
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Beverly Santelli (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Sarah Robertson (Grand Canyon University-Phoenix)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

What are student’s perceptions on late deductions and faculty grace? A university in the Southwest surveyed over 500 students in this descriptive, exploratory study. Results will be shared as a part of an interactive discovery session.


  • Discovery Session
  • HBCU
Discovery Session
Where Destiny Meets Legacy: Open Educational Resource (OER) Pilot Project in Introduction to Effective Oral Communication Course
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kekeli Nuviadenu (Bethune-Cookman University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

A presentation on OER pilot project in a General Education Communication course that bridges hybrid, online, and traditional classroom teaching and learning. It tackles quality, affordability, course completion, student learning outcomes reports; improvement in end-of-course grades; attainment gap concern, teachers and students perceptions, pedagogical, and learning impacts.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Writing Directions for Digital Learners
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lauren Lovvorn (Park University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

 Integrating technical writing, linguistic theory, and pedagogical experience, the presenter introduces effective techniques for writing clear directions in an online class. The session includes a presentation of direction writing strategies with examples. At the conclusion of this session, you will have applicable tips for writing directions in the digital environment.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Engaging Students: How to use Flipgrid in your Online or Blended Courses
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Crystal Dodson (Walden University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Discovery Sessions
Position: 6
Brief Abstract:

Within this proposed workshop, a demonstration of how to access FlipGrid and a showcase of different ways to employ FlipGrid into the online environment will be provided.  Participants will create at least one alternate discussion board or assignment activity utilizing FlipGrid on their own laptop.  


Friday June 12, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Zoom Room 1
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Designing, Implementing, & Scaling an Online Course Quality Review & Refresh Process with OSCQR
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (Open SUNY)
Co-presenter: Robert Piorkowski (SUNY - System Administration)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
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. 


Friday June 12, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Mark Up The Margin With AnnotatED: Social Reading With Collaborative Annotation - Session A
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
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 Innovate 2020, which is fully online this year. Register now to join one of two sessions on Friday 12 June 2020 — or come to both. The general program of both sessions will be the same, but the participants and activities in each will be a bit different. Come to either session to get one scoop of social learning goodness, or come to both for a double dip!

Both workshop sessions 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 each session will be a hands-on activity to explore, discuss, and augment readings on topics shaped by Innovate 2020 keynoters Maha Bali and Martin Weller. 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 registered attendee of OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference to participate in this workshop.   Hypothesis will send registrants Zoom connection information prior to the workshop.  Registered OLC Innovate attendees will, however, also be able to access the workshop through the workshop session link on our program page. 

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Friday June 12, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Pre-Conference Friday AM
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Between pre-conference workshops, grab a fresh cup of coffee or tea and join us to network with other attendees.  

 


Friday June 12, 2020 - 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Serving Adults at a Distance: Unpacking The 60 Year Curriculum - Continuous Learning Do's And Don'ts
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

The modern learner is no longer the traditional, residential student. In fact, demographics and other recently published research tracking global trends suggests significant changes over the next 10-20 years in the educational arenas from K-20+. There is no longer a “traditional student”, but many campuses have yet to adjust to a changing norm. Many universities have already begun to see enrollments dip, some for the first time in many years. The face of education and of our students who seek education is changing, and we have to keep pace or lose out on opportunities to serve.

Current and upcoming trends relating to micro-credentialing and non-traditional educational pathways and models such as the 60 year curriculum are proliferating and building fast--let’s dive into each of these together to learn more, and to walk away from Innovate with some new ideas to implement in your own courses and programs, departments, colleges, campuses, and beyond.


Friday June 12, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Pre-conference Workshop Session 3
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Quality Assurance: Implementing the OLC Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Pre-conference Workshop Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenter: Matt Norsworthy (Online Learning Consortium (OLC))
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

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


Friday June 12, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Friday PM
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Between pre-conference workshops, grab a fresh cup of coffee or tea and join us to network with other attendees.  


Friday June 12, 2020 - 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Pre-conference Workshop Session 4
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Help! I'm Stuck! When Your Big Initiative Stalls
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Pre-conference Workshop Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus), Carl Moore (University of DC)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Help! I’m Stuck! When Your Big Initiative Stalls brings together peers, collaborators, and friends from the IELOL network and beyond. Optimizing the use of personal learning networks, the workshop introduces proven change management and problem-solving frameworks and assists participants in planning thoughtful, strategic solutions when a leadership project/initiative stalls. 


Friday June 12, 2020 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Mark Up The Margin With AnnotatED: Social Reading With Collaborative Annotation - Session B
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
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 Innovate 2020, which is fully online this year. Register now to join one of two sessions on Friday 12 June 2020 — or come to both. The general program of both sessions will be the same, but the participants and activities in each will be a bit different. Come to either session to get one scoop of social learning goodness, or come to both for a double dip!

Both workshop sessions 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 each session will be a hands-on activity to explore, discuss, and augment readings on topics shaped by Innovate 2020 keynoters Maha Bali and Martin Weller. 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 registered attendee of OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference to participate in this workshop.   Hypothesis will send registrants Zoom connection information prior to the workshop.  Registered OLC Innovate attendees will, however, also be able to access the workshop through the workshop session link on our program page. 

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Friday June 12, 2020 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Evening Event
OLC Innovate Pre-Conference Workshops Virtual Happy Half Hour
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Taylor Kendal (Learning Economy)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At the end of Pre-conference workshop day, join hosts Angela Gunder and Taylor Kendal, the OLC staff, pre-conference workshop presenters, and pre-con workshop attendees for a virtual happy HALF hour!  Grab an adult beverage and let's get to know each other a bit better as we head into the next two weeks of OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Field Guide "Power Hour" - Week 1
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rolando Mendez (Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico)
Co-presenters: Taylor Kendal (Learning Economy), Tracy Miller (Northern Illinois University), Laura Widenor (Kansas State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come join other conference attendees online and create an OLC Innovate game plan. During these power hour sessions, you’ll have the chance to learn how to organize your conference schedule and select presentations and activities you want to attend. The OLC Field Guides will be there to suggest interesting presentations and virtual social activities, train you on the use of the OLC online conference venue and website, and point you to Engagement Maps. We’ll also discuss ways to participate in virtual chats during the conference via Slack.  Meet up with old friends, make new acquaintances, plan your schedule, while you grab breakfast in the comfort of your home.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Keynote Address
Keynote Address
Centering a Critical Curriculum of Care During Crises
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maha Bali (American University in Cairo)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

This keynote calls for reimagining online education (and indeed education as a whole) in ways that move away from outcomes-based design approaches, and towards more critical curriculum design approaches that center care, empathy, equity and social justice. Away from single pathway pedagogies in for-credit education, and towards more open, connectivist, agentic, and culturally responsive pedagogies. None of these alone is new, but the COVID-19 crisis has forced us to question our priorities, and I suggest there has been a shift in the literacies required by teachers, students, and administrators to navigate these unprecedented circumstances. This keynote builds on the work of Virtually Connecting's Intentionally Equitable Hospitality, Equity Unbound, and previous work on critical digital pedagogy and social justice-oriented open educational practices. 


Monday June 15, 2020 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
  • Equity and Inclusion
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge - Equity & Inclusion Welcome
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning), Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Jon Lacivita (NameCoach)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. We’ll have brief remarks from our sponsor, Name Coach, who will lead us in a lightweight networking opportunity to connect over a worthwhile cause.

Sponsored by 

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Monday June 15, 2020 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Crossing the Bridge from "I don't belong here" to "Meant to be here": Addressing Impostor Phenomenon in Higher Education
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you an impostor? Full of doubt, inadequacy? Do you think your success is just luck? These feelings lead to a destructive mindset of stress, hesitancy, and disengagement.  Join us for an honest, vulnerable, and heartfelt conversation about impostor phenomenon and how to can recognize it, manage it, and rewrite our own “impostor” dialogue.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Sound Collaboration: The Design and Implementation of an Online Phonetics Course
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Steven Weinberger (George Mason University)
Co-presenters: Hussain Almalki (George Mason University), Larisa Olesova (George Mason University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A phonetics course is necessary for every language teacher-training program. We argue that phonetic training where students engage in real-life problems solving through peer-to-peer interaction is a valuable learning experience. We report on how such a course is successfully designed and implemented entirely online using a unique collaborative approach.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
UDL Design Hacks For Online Courses and Programs
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Thomas Tobin (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

How many of your students come into your online learning environments fully prepared, having done all of the reading and eager to take an active part in the course? Yeah, mine never used to, either.

The reasons for this lack of student engagement and preparation can seem obvious: students' laziness, their lack of discipline, or their desire to do the minimum possible. But these reasoned hunches are just plain wrong.

In this workshop, you'll learn the real reason why learners aren’t as engaged as we'd like them to be (spoiler alert: it’s time management), and then you will learn, practice, and apply the principles of universal design for learning (UDL) with one of your own lessons or units. We’ll do this work together in order to lower barriers to fuller engagement, study, and participation for your students. This workshop is highly interactive. Please bring or have access to your lecture notes, a lesson plan, or a syllabus for one of your online courses or learning interactions, and we will address real challenges together through small teaching and design changes.

UDL is work that pays you (and all of your students) back many times over, so come spend some time breaking down barriers with the author of Reach Everyone, Teach Everyone: UDL in Higher Education.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
Monday June 15, 2020 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Carl Rogers, Teaching Presence, and Student Engagement in Online Learning
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield)
Co-presenters: Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield), Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 2
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session reports on research linking Carl Rogers' model of Person-Centered learning and to the Community of Inquiry framework student engagement in online learning. Implications for practice center on usefulness of applying Rogers' Person-Centered Model of the relationship between the counselor and the client to the development of teaching presence in online learning.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with ProctorU
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Ashley Norris, representing our sponsor ProctorU, will lead off with a chat about whether or not proctoring is really necessary and student perceptions on cheating.  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • HBCU
  • Community College
Present and Reflect Session
Building an Online “Campus” Experience
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sharon Goldstein (SFG Consulting)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online learning is about connection -- to faculty, peers, ideas, technology, and community. Join me as I demonstrate how to build a robust online community of connection, providing students with a full array of programs, events, community service, engagement and leadership opportunities typically found on onsite campuses.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging the Gap Between User Experience and Learning Experience Design
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Heidi Watson-Held (Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learning Experience Design is a field which has not been formally defined, despite the growing popularity of the term. Attendees of this session will learn about a new definition and model for LXD can be used to inform future directions of this exciting field.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 4
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Welcome To The HBCU AL$ Summit
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network), Dr. D'Nita Andrews Graham (Norfolk State University), Robbie Melton (HBCUs - Tennessee State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Summit Objectives:

  • Share lessons learned at HBCUs about how to Implement AL$ and recognize accomplishments of HBCUs' AL$ programs
  • Support HBCUs developing plans for their AL$ programs and provide professional development for people who will become leaders of AL$ on their campus
  • Develop networks of HBCU members who can connect and enjoy each other's company

 

 


Monday June 15, 2020 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Community College
Present and Reflect Session
Solving the Rural Educational Crisis
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kim Maier (Southwest Wisconsin Technical College)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our rural Southwest Wisconsin communities are facing three major crises.  First, our rural K-12 students do not have the opportunities many urban students are afforded.  Second, we have more jobs than we do people.  Third, as our citizens graduate from high school they leave our area for bigger and better opportunities.  To help solve the equity crisis, local K-12 leaders, business executives, and higher education administrators met multiples times over coffee, a blank piece of paper, and wild ideas.  Out of the meetings, came a dream to meet our rural K-12 with dual credit opportunities in their high schools with the use of alternative delivery.  The product called CollEDGE Up is a model that allows for students in grades 10-12 to complete up to one year of a two-year program while they are enrolled in high school.  


Monday June 15, 2020 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Best in Track
Conversation, Not Presentation
The Unconference - An Innovative Way to Foster Rapid Collaboration
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cynthia Wong (Utah Valley University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The most valuable parts of conferences are often the informal side conversations that occur between sessions. An Unconference connects people in an innovative way. There is no set agenda for this session! Instead, participants will propose professional topics they want to discuss and collaborate with others in real time.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
The Online Faculty Academy Ascent
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Julie Hewitt (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)
Co-presenter: Michael Gau (University of Wisconsin Platteville)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to explore the Online Faculty Academy we developed to meet the professional development needs of instructors who are adding online course authoring and facilitation to their vita. We’re excited to discuss our program development, program curricula, and how this program may be transferrable to your organizational training needs.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 5
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Sharing Lessons Learned by HBCU AL$ Programs: Four Campus Showcases - Key Factors for Implementing AL$
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Co-presenters: Sarah Krejci (Bethune Cookman Univeristy), Arletha McSwain (Bethune-Cookman University), Cecil Banhan
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Each showcase provides a 15 minute overview of their project and then opens up for discussion.

  • "A Collaborative Course Redesign Approach for Non-Major Environmental Science Incorporating Open Educational Resources (OER)" - Presenters:  Sarah Krejci, Shirma Ramroop-Butts, Michael Reiter, Adrienne George, Yunkul Kim, Adeljean Ho, Hector Torres, and Arletha McSwain, Bethune-Cookman University
  • "Deploying OER-based Courseware To Address College Affordability:  The Missing Link for Successful Deployment" - Presenters:  Moustapha Diack and Cecil Banham, Southern University Baton Rouge

Monday June 15, 2020 - 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
OLC Live: Sponsor Chat With ProctorU
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 3:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matt Norsworthy (Online Learning Consortium (OLC)) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us as OLC Live guest host Matt Norsworthy, OLC Director of Strategic Partnerships, and Jarrod Morgan, ProctorU, discuss how schools are using online proctoring for COVID-19 response.  They will also touch on the cheating behaviors being seen.    


Monday June 15, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Building a DIY recording studio and supporting media creation with Universal Design for Learning and the Community of Inquiry
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jason Guzman (Columbia University - Center for Teaching and Learning)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Columbia Center for Teaching and Learning has built a recording studio in response to faculty members' increasing need for media assets. This presentation will focus on the technical configuration of the recording space, its buildout and theories and frameworks to support access and engagement around media assets.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging the Accessibility Gap to Online Engineering Courses
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Summer Issawi (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Alyssa Bradley (Michigan State University), Elizabeth Pollack (Michigan State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How did the creation of two online graduate programs in Engineering create an accessibility challenge? How can we make equation heavy content and complex analytical figures accessible? This session will highlight techniques and resources to create accessible math via assistive technologies and universal design for learning principles.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 6
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Sharing Lessons Learned by HBCU AL$ Programs: Two more Campus Showcases With Key Factors For Implementing AL$
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Co-presenters: Karen Nichols (Xavier University of Louisiana), Mohamed Awad
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Each showcase provides a 15 minute overview of their project and then opens up for discussion.

  • “Bridging the Gap Between Underrepresented Students and Course Content Through Inclusivity” - Presenters:  Karen Nichols and Mohamed Awad, Xavier University of Louisiana

Monday June 15, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Infrastructure Inversion: Building Bridges to a New Learning Economy
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Taylor Kendal (Learning Economy)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

What if educators, students, employers, and technologies could fluidly translate value and information without sacrificing privacy or proprietary value? Learning Economy (a protocol, not a company) is building the bridges needed to realize this future reality. Come see why education is the new gold standard.

Learn more at: learningeconomy.io


Monday June 15, 2020 - 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Death by Discourse: Avenging Online Discussions
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lainie Hoffman (University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz)
Co-presenter: Lynee Sanute (University of Colorado Denver)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Who killed online discussion? Why did they do it? How can we avenge its untimely demise and resurrect scholarly discourse? Let’s combine our collective smarts to solve crimes around boring prompts, forced responses, and more. Using detective work and design thinking, we will bring online discussions back to life!


Monday June 15, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Student's Expectations vs. Experiences of Course Design in Online Writing Courses
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Catrina Mitchum (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Rochelle Rodrigo (University of Arizona)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Understanding student expectations and experiences of course design in online courses is an important aspect of the assessment and interventions of an online program. This session will present results from an online writing program assessment conducted in the fall of 2018 followed by a discussion of actionable reactions to the data collected.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Community College
Conversation, Not Presentation
Something To Talk About: Apps and Hacks
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There has never been a more exciting time to be in online education. In a climate of teaching apps and learning hacks, there is much to gain from leveraging technology for the purpose of improved classroom experience. Join the conversation around current trends and emerging technologies and benefit from the requisite buzz of ideas that an Innovate conference affords.


Monday June 15, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Evening Event
OLC Innovate Kick-off Virtual Happy Hour
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Arie Sowers (Respondus), Rick Franklin (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

It's the end of Day 1 of Week 1 of OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference. Join your fellow conference attendees for a little fun - our virtual happy hour!  Grab your favorite beverage and snack and come join us for some fun and games.  Led by hosts Clark Shah-Nelson, Angela Gunder, and Arie Sowers representing sponsor Respondus, with musical entertainment provided by special guest Rick Franklin.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 5 - The Sanctuary
  • Other
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness
Date: Tuesday, June 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 5 - The Sanctuary
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).  Join Clark Shah-Nelson for some guided mindful meditations.  These sessions will be geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Innovate 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 June 16, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Research
Conversation, Not Presentation
How to Leverage Emerging Learning Technologies to Engage Students in Blended Learning: Innovative Instructional Strategies & Best Practices
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Berri (Wayne State University)
Co-presenter: Meina Zhu (Wayne State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, the presenters will lead conversations on strategies and best practices to leverage emerging learning technologies to engage students in blended learning in different educational settings. In addition, a collection of best practices and effective strategies for leveraging merging learning technologies in blended learning environment will be shared with the audience. 


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Closing the Skills Gap
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Cory Berntson (Wiley edu LLC)
Co-presenter: Mark Wheeler (Wiley edu LLC)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As technology changes how companies interact with customers and the products they offer, workers need to access ongoing development opportunities to gain and maintain relevant skills. Driven by a survey of 600 human resource leaders, this session will share the impacts of skills gaps and ways to address this challenge.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
Training with Accessibility in Mind: Inspiring the Faculty to Reach Every Learner
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Wendy Torres (Coppin State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating an accessible digital environment ensures that all the content is available to everyone. How do you inspire Faculty members to design their courses with accessibility in mind? This interactive session will explore best practices for training Faculty members to embrace digital accessibility practices that drive inquiry, and differentiate instruction.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
Not Your Average Online Advising and Student Support Model
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will provide an overview of the realignment of three departments to better support underserved online students at a private, non-profit university in Chicago, IL experiencing high growth in online programs.  The new model led to increased student persistence and satisfaction.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with VoiceThread
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Barry (VoiceThread)
Co-presenter: George Haines (VoiceThread)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Lisa Barry and George Haines, representing our sponsor VoiceThread, will lead off with a chat about adding voices and faces to your online spaces.  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Summit
  • Community College
Summit
OLC Innovate Community College Summit 2020 - 20/20 Vision Design: So You Think You Can Build Virtual Edition - Part 1
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Darrin Evans (NC Community College Virtual Learning Community), Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Community college educators are at the forefront of design and implementation of unique digital programs for diverse populations. Online programs help us meet the demands of a fluid workforce and varied student demographic. We must be learning engineers in the truest sense as we provide structure and infrastructure to sustainable and adaptable programs. 

Join our one-day design challenge event, where you will team up with learning engineers from around the world to share resources, identify gaps, and discover solutions together. Our panelists will prompt discussions with design anecdotes, directing you to consider all the components of quality online, web-based and blended programs. By building on the knowledge base of your design team and incorporating the components of effective design and pillars of quality education, participants will collectively engineer design plans suitable for any institution. Attendees need not attend all sessions to participate. Each session will offer implementable takeaways.

The CC Summit option is included in your OLC Innovate Virtual Conference 2020 registration fee. There is no additional registration fee to participate in the summit.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
Industry Showcase - Presentation
SUNY Empire State and Carolina Distance Learning Explore Online Science: Challenges And Solutions
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sujatha Kadaba (SUNY Empire State College)
Co-presenter: Heather Stuart (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, Dr. Sujatha Kadaba, Assistant Professor of Science, Mathematics, and Technology at SUNY Empire State University, in Saratoga Springs, NY, will share her experience building and offering online labs in partnership with Carolina Distance Learning. The investigations have been designed for distance learning using in house laboratory components and state of the art technology tools.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 3
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: An Institutional Approach to AL$ at Bethune-Cookman University
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Adelia Parrado-Ortiz (Bethune-Cookman University), Michelle Troian (Bethune-Cookman University), Amy Williams (Bethune-Cookman University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This portion of the HBCU summit includes overviews from Bethune-Cookman University presenters of their AL$ projects.  Presenters will then discuss their project with summit participants, followed by discussions about applying Bethune Cookman University's strategies to your campus.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
The Chopped Heutagogy Challenge: Can Learning Pathways Be Designed to Allow for Self-Determined Learning Options?
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matt Crosslin (University of Texas at Arlington LINK Research Lab)
Co-presenter: Justin Dellinger (University of Texas at Arlington)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Calling anyone who wants to put their advanced course design theory skills to the test! Are you ready for the Chopped Heutagogy Challenge? We know that individualized learning experiences are difficult to create. How can we build something that allows learners to step out and create their own learning pathway?


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Checking in or checking out?: Engaging distance learners by infusing active learning in the online “classroom”
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amanda Smothers (Northern Illinois University)
Co-presenters: Yvonne Johnson (Northern Illinois University), Daniel Cabrera (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you prevent students from “checking out” in an online course? What are the challenges to designing an online course that engages learners in active participation? Join us for a discussion of key issues in active distance learning and brainstorm active learning strategies to engage distance learners. 


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • HBCU
Present and Reflect Session
Authentication as a Bridge between Candidate and Credential
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins (SmarterServices)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Bridges can be gatekeepers allowing only appropriate persons to pass over.  Learner authentication can be a gatekeeper making sure that only persons who have actually done the work in a course are awarded the credit.  Grambling University is a HBCU that is using facial recognition to ensure learner authentication. 


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Getting Started with 360 Video and Photos in your Class
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (Pacific Oaks College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover how to create interactive 360 degree videos that you can use in your class.  In this session we will explore the tools and platforms to allow you to select the right camera, produce immersive multimedia videos, and create applications in your LMS that facilitate effective and engaging learning experiences.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Using Empathy, Genuine and Unconditional Positive Regard to Build Safety for Discussing Difficult Topics in the Online Classroom
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Martin (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We propose a new theoretical model using Carl Rogers conditions for relationship. Using empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard to facilitate meaningful life-changing dialogue in the online teaching environment where difficult dialogue regarding social justice issues involving race, class, gender, sexuality, ableism, and other non-hegemonic identities occurs.Yet, Tausch and Huls (2014) found that 60% of university students believed they received no empathy from their professors. Similarly, Rogers, Lyons, and Tausch (2014) found that student feelings or emotions are rarely addressed in the classroom.

 

 

 

 


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 5
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: International Applications of AL$
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Cheikh Diawara (Virtual University of Senegal), Nafissatou Diouf (Virtual University of Senegal)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:
  • "Innovations in Senegal:  Leveraging AL$ Services For Senegal's Higher Eduation" - Presenters:  Ms. Oumy Fall and Cheikh Diawara, Virtual University of Senegal
  • "Digital Communication and Access to Knowledge:  Senegal at the Crossroads" - Presenters:  Nafissatou Diouf, Virtual University of Senegal

Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Summit
  • Community College
Summit
OLC Innovate Community College Summit 2020 - 20/20 Vision Design: So You Think You Can Build Virtual Edition - Part 2
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons), Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Community college educators are at the forefront of design and implementation of unique digital programs for diverse populations. Online programs help us meet the demands of a fluid workforce and varied student demographic. We must be learning engineers in the truest sense as we provide structure and infrastructure to sustainable and adaptable programs. 

Join our one-day design challenge event, where you will team up with learning engineers from around the world to share resources, identify gaps, and discover solutions together. Our panelists will prompt discussions with design anecdotes, directing you to consider all the components of quality online, web-based and blended programs. By building on the knowledge base of your design team and incorporating the components of effective design and pillars of quality education, participants will collectively engineer design plans suitable for any institution. Attendees need not attend all sessions to participate. Each session will offer implementable takeaways.

The CC Summit option is included in your OLC Innovate Virtual Conference 2020 registration fee. There is no additional registration fee to participate in the summit.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Implementing an Online Training Program for Multi Course Section Instructional Teams
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nikolaos Linardopoulos (Rutgers - The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will cover the process and implementation of an innovative on-boarding online training program for new instructors of a multi-section course. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing measurable learning objectives for the training program and the assessment process through which instructors are certified to teach the course.  


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 6
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Online Exam Proctoring: How 1,000 universities got started over 3 weeks
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Arie Sowers (Respondus)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
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 June 16, 2020 - 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
OLC Live: Building Bridges to New Opportunities
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Stewart (University of Oklahoma) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College), Janet Smith (University of Arizona), Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma), Kate Miffitt (California State University Office of the Chancellor), Taylor Kendal (Learning Economy)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Pivoting to a fully-online conference was a formidable challenge that the OLC Innovate conference chairs celebrated as an opportunity. Learn more about the work of these amazing humans and how their findings and efforts apply to our collective efforts to support quality online learning more broadly.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Creator or Curator? An OER Decision-Making Strategy for Content Development in Online and Blended Courses
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenters: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning), Julie Evey (Kent State University-Geauga Campus), Catherine Honig (National Louis University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will engage participants in mapping key criteria that faculty can apply when deciding whether to create vs. curate content for online and blended courses, following a framework for OER course/programmatic development established by the presenters in a collaborative exercise and yielding a personalized take-away for immediate adoption.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
Using Principles of Experiential Learning to Promote Effective Learning Among English Language Learners
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Harriette L. Spiegel (The University of Tennessee - Martin)
Co-presenter: Terry Silver (The University of Tennessee - Martin)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With Experiential Learning in the ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom, diversity mandates a universal approach that features creative discovery and reflection as tools to deeper learning. This "Discovery Session" will review concepts of Experiential Learning applied to the ESL classroom.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 7
  • Keynote Address
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Keynote Address
HBCU Summit: The Future of Everything -The Educational Complex
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michael Torrence (Motlow State Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will cover the impact and vastness of emergent technological approaches that shrink and bend our educational enterprise. The use of both hardware and software continues to transform how we deliver, discuss, and decipher applicable modes of teaching, learning, and training. We have entered into the half life of half lives while still making assessment and data informed decisions about the scalable impact of OER, XR, and modernity-maturity of communities.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Summit
  • Community College
Summit
OLC Innovate Community College Summit 2020 - 20/20 Vision Design: So You Think You Can Build Virtual Edition - Part 3
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Leslie Van Wolvelear (Oakton Community College), Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Community college educators are at the forefront of design and implementation of unique digital
programs for diverse populations. Online programs help us meet the demands of a fluid workforce and varied student demographic. We must be learning engineers in the truest sense as we provide structure and infrastructure to sustainable and adaptable programs. 

Join our one-day design challenge event, where you will team up with learning engineers from around the world to share resources, identify gaps, and discover solutions together. Our panelists will prompt discussions with design anecdotes, directing you to consider all the components of quality online, web-based and blended programs. By building on the knowledgebase of your design team and incorporating the components of effective design and pillars of quality education, participants will collectively engineer design plans suitable for any institution. Attendees need not attend all sessions to participate. Each session will offer implementable takeaways.

The CC Summit option is included in your OLC Innovate Virtual Conference 2020 registration fee. There is no additional registration fee to participate in the summit.


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Comparing Online and On-campus Learning Experiences in a Blended Synchronous Learning Environment
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Janet Zydney (University of Cincinnati)
Co-presenters: Alex Nakonechnyi (Mount St. Joseph University), Sara Tamsukhin
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Blended synchronous classroom gives students the flexibility to attend either in person or remotely. However, technical issues with this environment often create negative learning experiences. This study explores the use of a 360 degree intelligent conference camera and breakout sessions with mixed groupings to create a more authentic classroom experience.  


Tuesday June 16, 2020 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Evening Event
OLC Innovate Community College Summit - Virtual Happy Half Hour
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College)
Co-presenter: Kate Miffitt (California State University Office of the Chancellor)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Grab and adult beverage and join your fellow Community College Summit attendees for a half hour of fun playing Kahoots! trivia.  Dogs, cats, kids...all distractions welcome!


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Motivating Students to Learn by Bringing Growth Mindset Insights into Course Design and Teaching
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ye Liu (Boston University - Office of Distance Education)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As confirmed by human learning principles, good teaching can improve students’ mental capacity and make a difference in reaching students’ intellectual potential, partially by helping students believe in their own ability to learn. This session will share how growth-mindset informed course design and teaching strategies motivate students to learn.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Mind the Gap: Exploring and Establishing Criticality Within a "Service" Organization
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Lohnes Watulak (Middlebury College)
Co-presenter: Amy Collier (Middlebury College)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we share how our organization has shifted from a service to a partner model in order to support our orientation toward critical engagement with the digital. Participants will leave the session with inspiration, ideas, and allies to support their goal of bringing critical engagement to their organization.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Improve Instructor Productivity And Student Outcomes With Brightspace By D2L!
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brad Ketelaars (D2L)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 3
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!

 


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Speaking the Same Language: Online Administration Concerns and how Faculty can Effectively Communicate with Leaders
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jonathan Small (Regis College)
Co-presenters: Anthony Pina (Sullivan University), Firm Faith Watson (Murray State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A panel will contrast executive online leaders concerns with those of faculty and instructional designers,  offering practical examples of the types of information and questions to help faculty and Instructional Designers speak the language of leadership, in order to better effect change and gain support for online learning and projects.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Help Students Build Bridges: Promote Active Learning and Collaboration Online Through Innovative Course Design
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Conner (William & Mary)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online programs face special challenges promoting active learning and collaboration. New thinking is required. Empirical data collected over several semesters provide insight into student behavior when given the option to work individually or in a group. Engage with others to brainstorm ideas for promoting active learning and collaboration online.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Boost The Innovation In Your Canvas Courses With DesignPLUS
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kenneth Larsen (Utah State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to hear how DesignPLUS - a set of advanced design tools that are fully integrated with Canvas - helps instructional designers take their courses to the next level.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Faculty Development: Stop, Drop and Roll Out the New!
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sue Bauer (UCF)
Co-presenters: Joseph Lloyd (University of Central Florida), Jackie Compton (University of Central Florida)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning instructional designers as they share taskforce results addressing stakeholder needs to create an updated faculty development program.  Taskforce mission, goals, surveys, and recommendations will be presented. Participants will reflect on processes and a group summary will be completed.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Protecting Innovation Through Undesrstanding Toxic Leadership
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Hinshaw (American College of Education)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It is widely accepted successful innovation occurs most frequently in environments where individuals feel safe and have the ability to fail.  Unfortunately, toxic leaders exist and create environments counterproductive to innovation.  This session equips attendees with an understanding of toxic leadership, its impacts, and strategies to minimize the impact. 


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 3
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Using the AL$ HBCU Portal To Support Your AL$ Campus Plan: Demonstration and Application
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Demonstration and Application of the HBCU AL$ Portal.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Cross-Institutional Professional Development: How to Use Gamification and Hybrid Modalities to Build a Learning Community
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using a hybrid framework, we redesigned a successful gamified learning community to include cohorts from schools across the country. As each cohort explored the issues relevant to their school’s online learning initiatives, new insights emerged from the collective discussion. Attendees will examine both the model’s design and participants’ findings.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Using AI in Discussion to Scale Access to Quality Online Education
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kasey Gandham (Packback)
Co-presenter: Kim Scalzo (SUNY - System)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As online enrollments increase, many institutions are actively thinking through challenges in scaling quality. Online discussions are often the choke-point for scale.  SUNY is piloting the use of an AI-powered discussion tool in online courses and will share how the system can support scaling discussion while enhancing student/faculty engagement online.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Setting Good (Behavioral) Defaults: How To Influence Student Expectations to Facilitate Better Learning Behaviors
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Adam Zolkover (University of Pennsylvania)
Co-presenter: Molly Sinderbrand (University of Pennsylvania)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student behaviors are triggered in part by contextual cues embedded in the virtual, hybrid, and face-to-face classroom. In this interactive session, we facilitate a conversation about how instructors and instructional designers can manipulate those contextual cues through choice architecture and defaults to guide students toward more productive learning behaviors.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge - Escape Room
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Kristin Ziska Strange (University of Arizona)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

 Join OLC Escape Room designers and learn what it takes to craft these fun challenge and puzzle-based experiences that unite participants around collaboration and strategy.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Fostering Excellence and Community with Adjunct Faculty and Online Students
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laurie Daily (Augustana University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this session is to explore the use of multiple mechanisms to foster the core values of excellence and community for full and part time faculty, as well as for part time online graduate students.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 5
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Progress Around The HBCU Community - Part 1
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Dr. D'Nita Andrews Graham (Norfolk State University), Sheila Witherspoon (South Carolina State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Each presenter provides an overview of their project and then discuss their project with summit participants.  

  • "Learning without Barriers" - Presenter:  D'Nita Andrews Graham, Norfolk State University
  • "HBCU Faculty as Instructional Designers" - Presenter:  Sheila Witherspoon, South Carolina State University

Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Sympathy for the Vendor: Building Bridges for Effective Ed-Tech Partnership
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma), Veronica Armour (Rutgers University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We often complain about “vendors.” Their tools and platforms often don’t fit our teaching philosophies. Their business models don’t make sense for our budgets. This session enables participants to share cautionary tales of vendor practices while at the same time imagine more effective models for ed-tech partnerships.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
New Dog, Old Tricks: Bridging Old and New Quality Assurance Practices for Large-Scale Digital Learning
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Biz Rapp (Bellevue University)
Co-presenters: Katherine Ostdiek (Bellevue University), Janel Heitz (Bellevue University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will describe the quality assurance practices at Bellevue University and explain how these practices have been revamped to incorporate national and university-specific design standards and editing standards. Attendees will be able to map, plan, and brainstorm innovative ways to incorporate quality assurance into their own departments and institutions.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
  • Community College
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Online Lab Essentials from the Student's Perspective
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Lewis (Madison Area Technical College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we embrace the challenges, concerns and motivation of the online lab student and work together to identify technologies and prepare practical solutions for your online science lab courses.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
OLC Live: Teaching And Learning In A Time Of Uncertainty
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Maha Bali (American University in Cairo)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Right now, people around the world are experiencing multiple, interrelated challenges to life and wellbeing: a pandemic, growing economic inequality and uncertainty, various political crises, continuing struggles for equity and justice for all people, global climate change, and a range of local issues. All of this is probably coupled with a lot of internal challenges and struggles within their own homes, whether with parenting, their partners, or self-isolation. How and where do we focus our teaching and learning practices with all this going on? Join OLC Innovate 2020 keynoter Maha Bali to discuss how to balance being human and being an educator and faculty developer in this complex time.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Best in Track
Present and Reflect Session
Enhancing Instruction through the use of Adaptive Courseware and Research-based Teaching Practices
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tonya Buchan (Colorado State University)
Co-presenters: Stan Kruse (Colorado State University), Jennifer Todd (Colorado State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Through a grant from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Colorado State University is in the final year of scaling the use of adaptive courseware. To gain a holistic vision of the student and faculty experience, students were surveyed to determine their perceptions of the use of adaptive courseware and its impact on their learning. CSU will share student success and student perception data as well as survey results related to faculty use of research-based teaching practices.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 7
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Progress Around The HBCU Community - Part 2
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Tiera Coston (Xavier University), Karen Nichols (Xavier University of Louisiana), Kekeli Nuviadenu (Bethune-Cookman University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Each presenter provides an overview of their project and then discuss their project with summit participants.  

  • "Building Bridges Between Underrepresented Students and Their Future Through an Online Open Source Mentor Training Program" - Presenters:  Tiera Coston and Karen Nichols, Xavier University of Louisiana
  • "Where Destiny Meets Legacy:  Open Educational Resource (OER) Pilot Project in Introduction to Effective Oral Communication Course" - Presenter:  Dr. Kekeli Nuviadenu, Bethune-Cookman University

Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 7 & 8 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Want Your Own Website? Want to Create OER? Content Builder Can Help!
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7 & 8 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Barbra Bied Sperling (CSUCO MERLOT)
Co-presenter: Jason Stanton (California State University Office of Chancellor & MERLOT)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

MERLOT, a repository of primarily OER for 20+ years has rebuilt their free content creation tool Content Builder. This workshop will demonstrate how to create web sites with the ability to collaborate with colleagues.  Create professional, accessible, web-based OER learning objects, websites, syllabi and so more, hosted by MERLOT.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Inspiring Faculty: Improving Student Outcomes through Increased Faculty-Student Engagement
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Morgan Johnson (Ashford University)
Co-presenter: Cole McFarren (Ashford University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do institutions enculturate and empower faculty to leverage proactive outreach strategies to address student performance gaps? This session will provide an overview of how a large online institution partnered their faculty, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and student success teams to implement University-wide programming of instructional strategies, such targeted outreach to struggling students, that encourage faculty-student engagement. Attendees will learn about technology support solutions, program details, and student outcomes. Reflection and Q&A will focus on a cross-institutional discussion on how universities and solution providers are attempting to address this question.


Wednesday June 17, 2020 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Evening Event
OLC Innovate: Musical Bingo!
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Co-presenters: Matt Norsworthy (Online Learning Consortium (OLC)), Rodney Urand (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Now is a good time to head to the virtual dram shop, grab a beverage, snack and Bingo card for a little pixelated pandemic-release. We will dust off the ol' jukebox and throw out your favorite songs in a game of Musical Bingo! Come join us and win a few fun prizes!


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 5 - The Sanctuary
  • Other
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness
Date: Thursday, June 18th
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 5 - The Sanctuary
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).  Join Clark Shah-Nelson for some guided mindful meditations.  These sessions will be geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Innovate 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.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Scaling Effective Digital Teaching and Learning Practices in Higher Education
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Justin Dellinger (University of Texas at Arlington)
Co-presenters: Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities), Kelvin Bentley (Six Red Marbles)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Higher education institutions conduct pilot after pilot centered on digital teaching and learning initiatives, but the lessons learned from these projects are often lost. What if there was a way to better share results with similar colleges and universities in order to improve scalability and impact?


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Begin Here: Creating Effective Learning Objectives
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Hollenbeck (University of Wisconsin Extended Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will address issues that faculty and learners struggle with in writing well-formed learning objectives. Learning Objectives are a key element in the Quality Matters rubric, forming the basis for determinations of alignment of learning elements. Yet in my experience as a faculty member and instructional designer few instructors have formal training in organizing a course, especially when it comes to stating the learning objectives of the course in observable and measurable terms. Learners also do not approach a learning task with clear objectives and aligned activities in mind. This workshop is designed to provide that training by introducing the parts of a learning objective, how learning objectives relate at different levels, and how learning objectives map out in cognitive and knowledge dimensions.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
The New Cognitive Ecology of Reading: What Does it Mean for Online Teaching and Course Design
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Steven Weiland (Michigan State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Every online or hybrid course represents a perspective on reading. Recognition of recent accounts of its cognitive dimensions, to how our minds work in reading and what everyday online behavior means in the lives of readers, can direct postsecondary educational professionals to timely questions of course design and teaching.  


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Evolving Teaching and Learning Center Support for Online and Distance Learning
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jason Rhode (Northern Illinois University)
Co-presenters: Stephanie Richter (Northern Illinois University), Tracy Miller (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How are teaching and learning centers (TLCs) positioned and evolving to support online programs and courses? This session reports on results of a wide scale benchmarking study of TLCs to assess their role in providing support for online initiatives.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with Formstack
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clint Buechler (Formstack)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Our sponsor, Formstack, will lead off with a chat about overcoming institutional roadblocks to technology adoption.  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Bridging the Gap Between Students' Lives Inside and Outside the Classroom: Using Personas for Course Development
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University)
Co-presenter: Erin Blauvelt (Clarkson University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students’ lives outside the course environment affect performance in class. During this conversational session, participants role play student personas that drive instructional designers & faculty to make adjustments to courses. These tweaks help create the class community, autonomy, and satisfaction that might be the bridge to success for your learners.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Programming Artificial Intelligence for a Writing Center: Applications and Future Possibilities
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sipai Klein (Clayton State University)
Co-presenter: Justin Mays (Clayton State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 This presentation will provide an overview of artificial intelligence (AI) in academia and education in general. Specifically, this presentation will discuss the integration of a writing center chatbot into the online learning environment of first-year writing courses at a regional, state university.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
A Reporting Dashboard To Provide A New Level Of Transparency In Exam Integrity
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ashley Norris (ProctorU)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This demonstration will showcase our new Facilitator Dashboard which allows faculty a lens into each exam session. Attendees will see examples of all the data and visualizations available through the dashboard.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 3
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Progress Around the HBCU Community - Part 3
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jan Boulware (Bethune-Cookman University), Kelly Carey (Bethune-Cookman University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Each presenter provides an overview of their project and then discusses their project with summit participants. 

  • "'E (Educational and Electronic)-Fortress' of Awareness and Understanding in the Humanities" - Presenter:  Jan Boulware, Bethune-Cookman University
     
  • "Promoting Robust Student Learning of Statistics with Open Education Resources"  - Presenter:  Kelly Carey, Bethune-Cookman University
     

Thursday June 18, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Summit
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 1: Setting Institutional Strategy with the Support of Digital Learning
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Niemiec (University of Nebraska | University of Nebraska Online)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator), Elizabeth Ciabocchi (Adelphi University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating institutional capacity for ensuring student success in our ever-changing educational landscape requires digital transformation across organizations.  This session will provide leaders of all levels and expertise concrete examples, resources and calls to action for establishing institutional strategy that is supported by leading-edge online and digital learning strategy.  

 


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Throw Out the Bathwater But Keep the Baby: A Case for Synchronous Class Sessions
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Cheverton (James Madison University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Despite widespread availability of online synchronous tools, only 4 percent of faculty integrate regular sessions in their online courses. When faculty limit course delivery to asynchronous formats they risk “throwing the baby out with the bathwater.” Institutions can build a new vision of online learning that includes more synchronous interactions.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Nursing Educators' Perceptions of Teaching Information Literacy to Support Evidence-Based Practice: A Mixed-Methods Study
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ann Deshotels (Northwestern State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The mixed-methods study was used to examine nursing educators’ perceptions about teaching information literacy to support evidence-based practice (EBP). Data collected in two phases supported firm beliefs and confidence in teaching and utilizing EBP. The need to update educators about information literacy and EBP competencies, organizational constraints for teaching competencies and commitment to lifelong learning in nursing were themes identified. The significance of the study validated the importance for nursing educators to be knowledgeable and prepared to teach essential competencies expected of nursing graduates. 


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Tutor.com
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katherine Vander Vennet (Tutor.com)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Katherine Vander Vennet, representing our sponsor Tutor.com, will lead off with a chat about student success subject area and planning for the fall  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
What CHLOE 4 Tells Us About The Practice Of Online Higher Education
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ron Legon (Quality Matters)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The fourth annual CHLOE (Changing Landscape of Online Education) Report has just appeared. The session will focus on new insights drawn from this survey of 367 chief online officers on widespread trends and practices within the U.S. online learning community in leadership, management, policy, pedagogy, online services for students and faculty, and institutional priorities over the next half decade. Audience reaction to these findings will be encouraged throughout.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
Power, Proximity, and Placelessness: Implementing An Ethical Framework for Research and Engagement in Online Higher Education
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Benjamin Croft (Boise State University)
Co-presenter: Monica Brown (Boise State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Framework for Inclusive Research and Engagement explores the principles of reflection, refraction, and response to support research that centers underrepresented students. By recognizing that research epistemologies inform how education functions, we are better prepared to acknowledge the active role that universities continue to play in reinscribing marginalizing practices.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Community College
Industry Showcase - Presentation
The Way Forward: Building and Supporting Career-Ready and Diverse Students towards Careers in the Tech Industry
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jim Barnes (Tutor.com)
Co-presenter: Kendall Martin (Montgomery County Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Under-represented students in computer coding face a barrier to entry in the Tech industry. Montgomery County Community College partnered with Tutor.com to increase student success for these students.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 5
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Progress Around the HBCU Community - Part 4
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Alice Wood (Bethune-Cookman University), Allen Pelley (Bethune-Cookman University), Masood Poorandi (Bethune-Cookman University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Each presenter provides an overview of their project and then discuss their project with summit participants.  

  • "Overcoming Student Anxiety and Resistance in the Online World Religion Course"  - Presenter:  Alice L. Wood, Bethune-Cookman University
  • "Open Education Resources in Mathematics at Bethune-Cookman University" - Presenter:  Allen Pelley and Masood Poorandi, Bethune-Cookman University
     

Thursday June 18, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Summit
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 2: Managing Up, Down and Across the Online Enterprise
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Vincent Del Casino (San Jose State University)
Co-presenter: Mary Niemiec (University of Nebraska | University of Nebraska Online) (Moderator)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Building and sustaining online efforts that focus on quality, inclusion and impact must begin with securing “institutional buy-in”. This session will focus on strategies and resources for establishing a foundational space for creativity and innovation that encompasses the mission and goals of the entire institution (and not just the fully-online enterprise as an isolated silo).

 


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Open Textbooks as a Catalyst for Education Innovation in Online and Digital Learning
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nobuko Fujita (University of Windsor)
Co-presenters: Rajeeva Sinha (University of Windsor), Chris Teplovs (University of Michigan)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you looking for new ways to motivate faculty and to engage students in online and digital learning? This session will share examples of how faculty adopted and adapted open textbooks to change their teaching practices. Attendees will brainstorm and share ideas for using open textbooks to advance education innovation.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
When Roads (and Teaching Formats) Diverge: Pathways to Faculty Mastery
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Erin McPheters (Adler University)
Co-presenter: Kelly Munson Smith (Lincoln College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you trying to figure out how to best support faculty across different locations and different formats? What if you could turn your one-size-fits-all information overload training into guided paths for diverse faculty pools? What if we could give you a map to create and navigate this?


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
OLC Live: Interview with keynoter Martin Weller
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Martin Weller (The Open Education Research Hub & GO-GN Network)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

 In his OLC Innovate 2020 keynote on 22 June, Martin Weller will be exploring emergent themes in the recent history of educational technology, drawing on his open-access book 25 Years of Ed Tech. Join this OLC Live! interview with Martin where we’ll set the stage for his keynote and discuss why revisiting the history of educational technology is especially important right now, when a global pandemic is dramatically shifting our relationships with tools and practices old and new.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
An Equation for Effective Online Discussions: Technology + Pedagogy + Innovation = Community + Engagement + Learning
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (Pacific Oaks College)
Co-presenter: Veronica Estrada (Pacific Oaks College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discussions are a method for measuring seat time for online activity, but may fail to fully engage students or stimulate critical thinking.  They are often perceived as routine and obligatory.  This session will present various tools, techniques, and novel approaches for integrating stellar online discussions in your courses.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Community College
Present and Reflect Session
Work-Based and Online Learning: Blending Hands-On and Heads-up Learning for Accelerating Workforce Development
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Work-based learning is an important component of higher education's strategy to prepare students for the 21st century workforce and online learning can enable the acceleration of workforce skills development.  Participants will explore and draft their own plans for blending online learning of workforce development OER and apprenticeship program management.


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Summit
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 3: Vision 2030 - Futurecasting Needs for Leadership in the Next Decade
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Ron Legon (Quality Matters), Melissa Vito (University of Texas at San Antonio), Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Craig Weidemann (Pennsylvania State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In these unprecedented times, online and digital leaders must come together to guide initiatives and critical support for the success of all learners, particularly across a landscape where quality, access, and support are not equitably present. This panel brings together members of the online community to provide focus for our collective actions in both the short term and the long term, helping us to advance quality digital teaching and learning experiences. 

 


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Best in Track
Present and Reflect Session
Facilitating LiFElong Learning: Meeting Learners' Needs Through Creative Partnerships and Pathways
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katie Sharpe (University of Memphis)
Co-presenters: Scott Vann (The University of Memphis), Barrett Schwarz (University of Memphis)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Thursday June 18, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Evening Event
OLC Innovate Virtual Happy Hour
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Melanie Shaw (Northcentral University), Rick Franklin (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join your fellow conference attendees for a little fun at our virtual happy hour. Grab your favorite beverage and snack and come join us for some fun and live tunes. Led by host Angela Gunder, with musical entertainment provided by special guests Melanie and Paul Shaw and Rick Franklin.


Friday June 19, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Online Teacher Identity Development: What May We be Missing?
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Syeda Hafsa (Center for Learning in the Digital Age - Warner School of Education | University of Rochester)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation I will report on the findings of a case study on seven novice online teachers’ identity development. I will discuss what constituted the online teacher identity of the participants and what internal and external factors contributed to their identity development. 


Friday June 19, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Best in Track
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
Engaging in Equity in the Instructional Design Process: A Conversation on Where We are and How We Learn More
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University)
Co-presenters: Veronica Armour (Rutgers University), Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Where are we with equity in instructional design? How do we bring about discussions around equity issues, similar to accessibility, in our design process from course design to educational technology? This session will look at how equity and the instructional design profession intersect and how we begin to design with an equity mindset. We will explore where we are in our journey and seek to facilitate a conversation and collaborate with others along their journey of understanding race, culture and gender equity to bring this movement to the forefront similar to the push accessibility has had in the last five years.


Friday June 19, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Creativity abounds! Flipping the Classroom and Project Based Assessments with Book Creator
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Wendy Torres (Coppin State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
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 link: https://read.bookcreator.com/pzokauvYtvXmrxG21qmkv3nKFTh1/32DYCTJRT7WvasuwoY-EEw

Google checklist: https://docs.google.com/document/d/192iD0sYJoTDBPvxZWlWst0zx_4BpzJ3Qn0rbfvhfe-I/edit?usp=sharing

 


Friday June 19, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Leading with Your Eyes Closed: Developing Your Intuitive Leadership Skills Through Self-Discipline and Mindfulness
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrell House (DeKalb County School System)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What is the hardest thing you have done to improve your Leadership? Cultivating the everchanging demands in leadership requires a culture of deeper connection between self and individuals.    Come “om” with us and learn routines that will transform your intuitive leadership practices through mindfulness and personal discipline.


Friday June 19, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Implementation of a Research Colloquium Series
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Donna DiMatteo-Gibson (Adler University)
Co-presenters: Michelle Dennis (Adler University), James Halbert (Adler University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This paper describes the development and implementation of a research colloquium series for online faculty and doctoral students. The study described here provides an analysis of the impact of participation in the newly developed colloquium series on faculty work engagement and related constructs. Focus groups will be utilized to gain feedback on faculty engagement.


Friday June 19, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Cidi Labs
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mike Zackrison (Cidi Labs)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Mike Zackrison, representing our sponsor Cidi Labs, will lead off with a chat about building accessibility into online courses. We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Friday June 19, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Technology as Superstructure: Using An Online Process to Absorb Workload and Bridge Gaps in Student Peer Team Reviews
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matthew Jennings (University of Alabama - Birmingham)
Co-presenter: David House (University of Alabama - Birmingham)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Building a bridge between students as they work in teams requires more than structure; it requires superstructure! Technology can simplify the peer review process for students and faculty alike. Join us to experience an online peer review process that can streamline team assessment and promote student accountability.


Friday June 19, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 3
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Engaging Millennials in Online Courses
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Dennis Pires (Bethune-Cookman University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:
  • "Engaging Millennials in Online Courses" - Presenter:  Dennis Pires, Bethune-Cookman University
  • Remarks from HBCU AL$ Summit sponsors - Cengage Learning and SmarterServices

Friday June 19, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Community College
Workshop
Collaborating with Faculty on Designing a Course with Adaptive Courseware: An Instructional Design Perspective
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Susan Adams (Achieving the Dream)
Co-presenter: Jeffrey Rodgers (Cuyahoga Community College - East)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Through the role of an Instructional Designer, we will explore the design process by “workshopping” effective ways to integrate adaptive learning courseware into a course. Key elements include: alignment of course instruction with adaptive content, data-driven teaching practices, technology integration, and student onboarding methods.


Friday June 19, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Research
Conversation, Not Presentation
What a Personal Learning Network can tell you about PLNs & Why You Need One NOW
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Co-presenters: Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College), Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus), Monica Simonsen (University of Kansas)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session showcases strategies that promote productive virtual collaboration through the experiences collected in a study on participation in a Professional Learning Network (PLN).  Participants reflect on the findings of the research study and engage in structured networking designed to kick-start collaborative partnerships to improve productivity and institutional outcomes.


Friday June 19, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Radical Revision: 1500 Courses in 4 Months
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Elizabeth Smith (University of Phoenix - Main Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What happens if you decide, four months before the cut over date to a new LMS, to radically revise over 1500 courses? Attend this session to learn how taking an agile approach to implementing course model changes sets students up for success in transitioning to a new LMS. 


Friday June 19, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Capsim
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matt Shell (Capsim Management Simulations)
Co-presenter: Anne Banfich (Capsim Management Simulations)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Matt Shell and Anne Banfich, representing our sponsor, Capsim, will lead off with a chat about Capsim's Inbox simulations, a flexible platform that exposes learners to real-world decision-making in a simulated email environment while measuring essential career skills.  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Friday June 19, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
Friday June 19, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
A Practical Vision for Connecting Students' Education to Virtual Worlds
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Martin (Unicon)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Giving students ownership of a virtual world provides opportunities for them to navigate a tangible and spatially oriented environment to their individual abstract educational landscapes. Discover a practical vision for making this idea a reality using modern web technology.

 
Friday June 19, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Accessibility: What Colleges Are Doing to Create a Change in Culture
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Megan Reinle (Orbis Education)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this Discovery session, accessibility will be the star of the conversation! Let’s use this time together to learn how other colleges, universities, and organizations are incorporating accessibility best practices into their everyday lives. Instructional designers, educational technologies, faculty members, and administrators are all welcomed to join!  


Friday June 19, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 5 & 6 & 7 (combined)
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Affordable Learning Solutions & Everyone Can Code and Create Workshop
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5 & 6 & 7 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (HBCUs - Tennessee State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

The 5th annual meeting of HBCU’s at OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference will address the national HBCU C2 initiative of Apple's 'Everyone Can Code and Create' and updates regarding the HBCU AL$ (Affordable Learning Solutions of OER) strategies and outcomes for reducing the cost of textbooks.


Friday June 19, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Part Deux: Discussion on the Rocks? Add a Twist of Fresh Alternatives!
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laurie Berry (University of Wisconsin Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Kristin Kowal (University of Wisconsin System)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This Present and Reflect session is a sequel to the 2019 OLC Innovate blockbuster hit "Discussion on the Rocks? Add a Twist of Fresh Alternatives!" Kristin Kowal and Laurie Berry are back to share more new, creative ways for you to add a little zest to make online discussions more meaningful and enjoyable. Attendees will learn field-tested strategies that facilitate increased student engagement while still achieving the goals of student interaction, knowledge sharing, critical thinking, and broadening one’s viewpoint. 

If you joined them at OLC Innovate 2019, please come again as they’ll share new twists that you can add to your mix! For new attendees, the presenters will briefly review the last year’s twists before sharing new ways to liven up your discussions.

 
Friday June 19, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging the Gap in Internal Quality Matters Course Reviews: Interpreting Trends to Inform Practices
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nicole Schmidt (The University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many institutions employ the Quality Matters peer review process for online course evaluation. Although the review process itself is standardized, the implementation process and results vary by the institutional context. The current study explores the relationship between scoring trends and the culture and practices at one public land grant university.


Friday June 19, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Podcasting and the End of the World: Building a Culture of Conversation Through Scalable Technologies
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session focuses on how two faculty members from the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma have utilized their own findings on low-cost, scalable podcasting solutions to jump-start a college-level focus on supporting student podcasting projects. 


Friday June 19, 2020 - 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Virtual Bingo!
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Clark (University of Oklahoma) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

 Want to connect with other conference attendees while playing games and winning prizes? Plan to join the Virtual Speed Networking Lounge to take a break from all of the conference action, meet new people and play bingo!


Friday June 19, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
To PhD or Not to PhD: Is That Your Question?
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kate Miffitt (California State University Office of the Chancellor)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Kate Sonka (Michigan State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With the field of instructional design evolving and new leadership pathways emerging, what are the considerations for advanced study for the instructional designer and those in related roles? In this Career Forum Roundtable, panelists discuss their decisions to pursue a PhD (or not),  and the benefits and drawbacks of their decisions.

 
Friday June 19, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Designing for Social Learning - Taking the "Groan" Out of Group Work
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nicole Messier (Rasmussen College-Illinois)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will discuss evidence-based practices that effectively take the “groan” out of group work. We will reflect on our social learning experiences, as well as share ways to create social learning in course design and instruction through the use of a collaborative Padlet board.


Friday June 19, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Presenting: A Bigger Picture
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Todd Conaway (University of Washington | Bothell)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You can convey a more meaningful experiences for your audience by using a website rather than a PowerPoint file. You can add interaction, make it more sharable, and add richer content. Whether you are an educator or a conference presenter, it is time to move beyond bulleted, linear slides.


Friday June 19, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
The No Cost Pathway: Supporting Faculty in Going OER
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David Drexler (Fresno State)
Co-presenters: Mario Banuelos (California State University-Fresno), Bryan Berrett (Fresno State)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A panel representing the Center for Faculty Excellence at California State University, Fresno (an OpenStax Institutional Partner) discusses methods for engaging faculty in adopting and creating open license and no cost course materials.


Monday June 22, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Resolving Diminishing Engagement in Repeated Peer Review
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alex Duncan
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our research has shown that when asked to perform repeated peer reviews over the course of a semester, students' engagement drops significantly, especially among those that are initially highly engaged. In this session, we will present this phenomenon, and then brainstorm ways to address this concern.


Monday June 22, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
SUNY Online: Transforming the State University of New York Through Online Learning
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kim Scalzo (SUNY - System)
Co-presenters: Frank VanderValk (SUNY - Empire State College), Danyelle O'Brien (SUNY - Alfred State College)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

SUNY Online is a bold initiative designed to dramatically expand SUNY enrollments from post-traditional learners through online degrees at scale.  Attend this session to learn how SUNY Online will transform the online student experience with innovative digital marketing, carefully integrated IT solutions, and intentionally re-designed supports for faculty and students.


Monday June 22, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Creating and Sharing VR with Google
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anymir Orellana (Nova Sotheastern University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

A virtual hands-on workshop where participants will learn how to create simple 360 VR content using free Google-based tools with their smartphone and computer, and view their product with an inexpensive VR head mount such as Google Cardboard.


Monday June 22, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Reviving Reading with Collaborative Annotation
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Michael McGarry (CSUCI), Monica Brown (Boise State University), Benjamin Croft (Boise State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As researchers argue that students are less engaged with online course readings, educators are using collaborative annotation to renew students’ relationships with texts and with each other. This session looks at use cases from across the disciplines to provide participants with pedagogical models to follow on their own campuses.

 
Monday June 22, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Best in Track
Present and Reflect Session
The Open Patchbooks
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Terry Greene (Trent University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Educators from around the world have built (& continue to build!) a community patchwork of ‘chapters’ into a quasi-textbook about pedagogy for teaching & learning in higher education called the Open Faculty Patchbook. Each patch of the quilt/chapter of the book focuses on one pedagogical skill and is completed and published by different individual faculty members from any institution wanting to join in. The success of the project has lead to a follow up/companion piece known as The Open Learner Patchbook, which collects similar stories from a student perspective. The stories will continue to be collected for as long as they keep coming in! This session will describe the Patchbooks and participants will discuss and advise where the projects should go next.


Monday June 22, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: The Innovation Studio
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Daniel Trego (Michigan State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Pop into our virtual breakout room and join the Co-Chairs of the Innovation Studio in fun and collaborative activities which will playfully introduce you to storytelling, get you thinking about how stories impact educational design, and onboard you to design thinking methods and process. Not only will there will be fun conversations and opportunities to network with other virtual attendees, but a prize will also be given away!

 


Monday June 22, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Leading in Online Learning Environments: A Conversation About Challenges and Solutions
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Hinshaw (American College of Education)
Co-presenters: Elizabeth Johnson (American College of Education), Cathy McKay (ACE), Tiffany Hamlett (American College of Education)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Leadership is tricky.  Online learning is complicated. It is easy to understand why many consider leading in online learning and online environments difficult.  This conversation session invites participants to discuss the challenges they face in online learning leadership and invites participants to engage in creating solutions to address these challenges.  


Monday June 22, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Implementation and Evaluation of a Course-embedded Faculty Advising Model
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michelle Dennis (Adler University)
Co-presenter: Sarah Fornero (Adler University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Course-embedded advising can positively impact student satisfaction and retention by creating regular engaging interactions between students and instructors. This presentation discusses the development, implementation and evaluation of a course-embedded advising model and its impact on student engagement, satisfaction, and retention in an online MA degree program.


Monday June 22, 2020 - 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Field Guide "Power Hour" - Week 2
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rolando Mendez (Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico)
Co-presenters: Taylor Kendal (Learning Economy), Tracy Miller (Northern Illinois University), Katrina Wehr (Penn State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come join other conference attendees online and learn how to create an OLC Innovate game plan. During this power hour, you’ll have the chance to organize your Week 2 conference schedule and select presentations and activities you want to attend. The OLC Field Guides will be there to suggest interesting presentations and virtual social activities, train you on the use of the OLC Innovate Virtual conference venue and website, and point out Engagement Maps designed to help with your program planning. We’ll also discuss ways to participate in virtual chats during the conference via Slack. Meet up virtually with old friends, make new acquaintances, and plan your schedule while you grab some lunch between sessions - all in the comfort of your home.

 


Monday June 22, 2020 - 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Soomo Learning
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David Lindrum (Soomo Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. David Lindrum, representing our sponsor Soomo Learning, will lead off with a chat about enhanced open education resources (OER).  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Monday June 22, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Keynote Address
Keynote Address
25 Years of Ed Tech – Or Why Understanding Some History is Useful in the Pandemic
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Martin Weller (The Open Education Research Hub & GO-GN Network)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

In this talk I will look at some recent history of educational technology, drawing on the open access book 25 Years of Ed Tech (https://www.aupress.ca/books/120290-25-years-of-ed-tech/). The talk will address some of the justification for such a historical analysis, some sample technologies from the past 25 years, and analyse some emergent themes. The relevance of a history of ed tech to the impact of the pandemic in higher education will be discussed, drawing on relevant examples.


Monday June 22, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Teaching Identities and the Learning Sciences: Questions of Research to Practice
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Steven Weiland (Michigan State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Having gained prominence in recent decades, the learning sciences represent themselves as a timely theoretical initiative in online education. What ideas are most important? How can we tell what is most effective in practice?  Can the potential for application of the learning sciences strengthen the reputation of online teaching?   


Monday June 22, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Present and Reflect Session
Competency Based Professional Development: A Guide for Developing Micro-credential Experiences
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Julie Steuber (Cardinal Stritch University)
Co-presenter: Lisa Plichta (Cardinal Stritch University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Micro-credentials (MC) are an innovative approach to professional development within a variety of settings that align with the marketplace demands for online learning with sharable digital representations of competency. Presenters will share case studies, step-by-step guide for developing MC’s, and website of resources with participants to design their own MC’s.


Monday June 22, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 5 - The Sanctuary
Concurrent Session 5
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Virtual Office Hours - Consulting With HBCU AL$ Leadership Team Members- Part 1
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 5 - The Sanctuary
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

HBCU AL$ Leadership team members will be available to consult 1:1 with attendees regarding planning an implementation of AL$ programming at their universities


Monday June 22, 2020 - 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
OLC Live: The Heart of Engagement
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Daniel Trego (Michigan State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

OLC engagement programs (like the Innovation Studio) have become a staple of the OLC conference experience. Join current and past Innovation Studio chairs and learn how these programs came to be, why they came to be, and where they plan to go.


Monday June 22, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
Monday June 22, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Inquiring Minds Want to Know: The Value of Adding Optional Synchronous Elements into Online Asynchronous Courses
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Courtney LaLonde (Minnesota State University-Moorhead)
Co-presenters: Belma Sadikovic (Minnesota State University Moorhead), Michael Coquyt (Minnesota State University-Moorhead)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How much do our efforts to include synchronous elements in online asynchronous courses matter to students?  This wondering provides the foundation for an action research study that utilizes The Inquiry Cycle (Dana, Thomas, and Boynton, 2011).  The value of including optional, real-time learning experiences in anytime courses is investigated. 


Monday June 22, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Design for Learning with Neuroscience, UDL and Inclusive Teaching
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tianhong Shi (Oregon State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will engage participants in exploring strategies for optimizing emotions, interests, attention, memory and skill development in learners, with the help of neuromyth worksheet, activity to redesign a teaching challenge applying neuroscience and Universal Design for Learning, and two case studies on inclusive design.

handouts: https://beav.es/43F 


Monday June 22, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 6
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Closing Session - Sharing Reflections, Needs and Next Steps
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

All participants will be invited to spend 2-3 minutes sharing their plans and/or issues to take some next steps in the AL$ plans.


Monday June 22, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging Existing Content into Learner Interactivity to Increase Engagement and Satisfaction
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ellie Miller (University of Nebraska - Medical Center)
Co-presenter: Satera Nelson (University of Nebraska - Medical Center)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session invites attendees to view course material in innovative ways to increase learner engagement through interactivity. Attendees will be introduced to the presenters’ guidelines when creating interactive course content. Guidelines will be demonstrated through digital examples from presenters’ course content. After a brief individual reflection period, the session will wrap-up with a large group discussion to pull together session take-aways from attendees and include a Q&A opportunity.


Monday June 22, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
Building A Community of Belonging: A Fireside Chat
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Jon Lacivita (NameCoach)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Surfacing inequities within the classroom is a critical practice for supporting the success of all learners. Belonging uncertainty remains a formidable challenge, particularly in that it disproportionately affects underrepresented and marginalized student populations. In this informal fireside chat, we will collectively discuss challenges and amplify impactful approaches to creating learning spaces that are inclusive and focused on the achievements of not just a subset of learners, but for all of our students.  


Monday June 22, 2020 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • MERLOT
Present and Reflect Session
From Zero to Engagement: Creating Versatile Assignments Using OER in MERLOT
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Cris Guenter (California State University-Chico), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Elaine Lawrence (SUNY - Oneonta), Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University), Esperanza Zenon (River Parishes Community College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Developing engaging, versatile assignments across curricula using OER is never easy.  Use MERLOT to bring challenging and relevant material to your students.  Work with members of the MERLOT Teacher Education Board to explore sample assignments and learn how to create your own student-centered assignments from MERLOT materials.


Monday June 22, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Evening Event
A Very Happy Happy Hour
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Erica Kennon, Rick Franklin (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

 

It's the start of week 2 of the OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference! Join in 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.  Led by host Angela Gibson, co-host Erica Kennon of Innovate Educators, guest host Angela Gunder (OLC) and with the amazing musical stylings of special guest Rick Franklin. Sponsored by Innovative Educators.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 5 - The Sanctuary
  • Other
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
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 5 - The Sanctuary
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).  Join Clark Shah-Nelson for some guided mindful meditations.  These sessions will be geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Innovate 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 June 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Developing a MOOC Series: Pedagogical Considerations for Learning Designers
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:15 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Quintana (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Co-presenter: Lyndsay Wing (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Track: Education Research Summit
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

This research examines 5 MOOC series to provide learning designers with guidelines for practice. Results suggest learning designers should attend to 1) objectives of series with respect to learners’ educational and professional goals, 2) course order within a series, including progressions that support learners in succeeding in higher order tasks.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Efficiently Producing Learner-Centered Videos (Con Altura!)
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Molly Ransone (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Sure, we’ll kvetch about how high quality videos we want to make for our learners take more time and resources than most institutions have. But then we’ll focus on how we can make videos “con altura!” (with style) with a better understanding of what matters most to the learners watching.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Building Bridges Between Technology and Pedagogy: The Creation of an Online Teaching Faculty Toolkit
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mandi Campbell (University of West Georgia - Carrolton)
Co-presenter: Myrna Gantner (University of West Georgia - Carrolton)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presenters will explain their work to scale up online teaching support at their institution. Random acts of improvement shifted to systematic, purposeful improvement. An Online Teaching Faculty Toolkit transformed scattered actions into a well-articulated and accessible vehicle to improve enthusiasm for and quality of online teaching and learning.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 9:30 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Emotional Presence in Building an Online Learning Community Among Non-traditional Higher Education Students
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 9:30 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Mei Jiang (Texas A&M University-Commerce)
Track: Education Research Summit
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

The research argued that emotional presence should exist as a critical presence in the Community of Inquiry (CoI) framework. The current study focused on non-traditional graduate students in higher education. Both qualitative and quantitative data showed that emotion evidently emerged as a natural component in CoI among non-traditional students. 


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
You're Teaching. Are They Engaging?
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nancy Chapko (Gateway Technical College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You skillfully constructed a captivating online learning environment, but they’re not engaging as you intended. Despite varied content and methods, student engagement is unremarkable. Why don’t they seem to be making personal and lasting connections to the content you developed? Perhaps because they weren’t engaged in the most essential role.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Deploying Customizable Learning Pathways in Online University Courses: A Case Study from History Courses at a Public University
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matt Crosslin (University of Texas at Arlington LINK Research Lab)
Co-presenters: Justin Dellinger (University of Texas at Arlington), Kimberly Breuer (University of Texas - Arlington)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Educators know that all learners are different, but building systems to empower individuality is difficult. This session will examine the results of utilizing one design structure called Self-Mapped Learning Pathways (which encourages learners to self-determine their educational experience) in online History courses at a Texas public university.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Building Bridges of collaboration for Successful Course Design
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 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: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In education, you often hear the phrase “Content is King”. Yet, during the course design process, the content can also become a major limitation when trying to develop innovative, high-quality learning experiences. In these circumstances, the development clock runs out while design teams wait for the prized content. When the content is received, there is often little time left to review and implement any revisions. While this is not always the case, this scenario happens more often than we prefer. 


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With GoReact
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Wing Butler (GoReact)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Wing Butler, representing our sponsor GoReact, will lead off with a chat about digital transformation is now risk mitigation.  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Summit
  • Research
Summit
OLC Research Summit - Part 1: Research is for Everyone!
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Seth Porter (Princeton University), Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis), B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Research is foundational for a variety of roles and practices across the online learning landscape. This session will focus on talking about what ‘research’ is and means, the current state of research and emerging trends, and a panel discussion about professionals’ experiences, engagement, with, and use of research in a variety of roles. 

 


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Make it Better With H5P!
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marsha Beal (Andrews University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many professors are under the assumption that to have a course online, all one needs to do is to put all the documents online. This fallacy in thinking leads to frustration with the students and the teachers. H5P is a powerful content development tool that permits users to create interactive content
 

 


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Orienting Students for Online Learning: Creating a Holistic Program to Build a Foundation for Success
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Meg Foster (Piedmont Virginia Community College)
Co-presenter: Kristen Seldon (Innovative Educators)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn from one community college’s experience in creating a holistic approach to orienting online learners.  Presenters will share solutions for developing programming that bridges the gap between student and faculty expectations. Attendees will leave with data outcomes & implementation plan. Session perfect for professionals developing new or re-envisioning orientation programming!


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
Caring, Connection, and Community: How to Design Accessible Learning Professional Development
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kate Sonka (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Sure you think about accessibility in classroom spaces, but how do you handle it in professional development situations? Join us for a lively conversation about how Michigan State University implements accessible practices in the Accessible Learning Conference and beyond. Expect to come away with action items for your own institution.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With CogBooks
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Heather Shelstad (CogBooks)
Co-presenters: Peter van Leusen (Arizona State University), Amy Pate (Arizona State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Heather Shelstad, representing our sponsor CogBooks, will lead off with a chat discussing how can (or should) what we've learned about effective online learning help improve courses taught in any modality.  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Summit
  • Research
Summit
OLC Research Summit - Part 2: Research and Collaboration
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lynette O'Keefe (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning) (Moderator), Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Seth Porter (Princeton University), B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University), Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will break into small groups based on their research interests and goals. Collaborative work, including the use of digital annotation for enhanced and effective co-work, will include the development of current or potential opportunities to contribute to knowledge and practice. 

 


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging Learner Motivation and Online Course Design
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Meg Zurlage (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Co-presenter: Carrie Hansel (Indiana University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in bridging learner motivation and online course design by tapping into the three psychological needs of Self-Determination Theory (SDT) by Ryan and Deci (2000a; 2000b). We will showcase a scaffolded, summative assignment from an online Business Ethics course and explore further application of the theory together.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
How My College Keeps Its Promise of Academic Integrity and Why It Matters To Me
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Julie Myers (SmarterServices)
Co-presenter: Carol Moody (SmarterServices)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do your students feel about academic integrity? Do any of your students cheat on exams or coursework? Do they care about honor codes and ethics? Does your institution have measures in place to foster academic integrity and deter cheating? What role can faculty play? Come join the SmarterServices’ team and special guest, Sally Jones (AKA “Jonesy” - student) to learn how she feels about cheating, academic integrity, and her expectations of her school’s responsibility. She will share what academic integrity means to her and why it matters.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Student Connectedness in an Online Program: Bridging the Retention Gap
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Conner (William & Mary)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presenter will share findings of a mixed-methods study that explored student connectedness in an online MBA program that achieved a high (95%) retention rate and is ranked 28th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Data describing student perceptions offer insights related to retention and satisfaction.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Equity and Inclusion
Conversation, Not Presentation
Where Are Your Accessibility Issues STEM-ing From?
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lara Tompkins (College of DuPage)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When you hear the word “accessibility” in conjunction with STEM, do you break into a cold sweat thinking about the arduous task of making content accessible for all learners? Well, panic no more! Bring your problems, expertise, and your own device to this conversation and we will use design thinking techniques to tackle a few of your most heady accessibility problems.

 


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
OLC Live: Sponsor Chat with Carolina Distance Learning
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matt Norsworthy (Online Learning Consortium (OLC)) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Shannon McGurk (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us as OLC Live guest host Matt Norsworthy, OLC Director of Strategic Partnerships, and Shannon McGurk, Director of Distance Learning with Carolina Distance Learning, discuss the quick pivot colleges and universities have had to make from traditional F2F science labs to online science labs.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Measuring the effectiveness of online instruction in preparing culturally responsive early childhood educators
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Carolyn Brennan (Western Washington University)
Co-presenters: Mirium Packard (University of Washington), Jodi Newman (University of Washington College of Education)
Track: Education Research Summit
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

This study examines the impact of coursework designed with the community of inquiry framework on the development of culturally responsive early childhood educators in their first year of an online bachelor’s degree completion program. Results suggest the program had positive effects on student attitudes, beliefs and perceived efficacy.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Summit
  • Research
Summit
OLC Research Summit - Part 3: Preparing For Practice And/Or Publication
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Seth Porter (Princeton University), Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis), B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A short panel discussion on choosing a dissemination outlet (applied practice, publication, presentation, etc.) and navigating the process will precede small breakouts where participants refine their discussions and annotations with an orientation toward preparing for dissemination. 

 


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
FlipGrid Basics: An Unconference Primer on Using Asynchronous Video for Student Engagement
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this impromptu “unconference” style session, participants chose to direct this time towards a primer on the asynchronous video tool, Flipgrid. Instructors shared different approaches and methods for creating points of connection for students with asynchronous video discussions, and surfaced new opportunities to humanize the online classroom with this free and easy to use video tool.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 4:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using Asynchronous Video-based Discussions in Online Learning: An Investigation of Students’ Perceptions of Flip Grid
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 4:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Patrick Lowenthal (Boise State University)
Track: Education Research Summit
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Asynchronous video-based discussions have affordances that can address some of the constraints of asynchronous text-based discussions. However, very little research has been conducted on the use of asynchronous video-based discussions in online courses. As a result, the purpose of this study was to investigate students’ perceptions of using FlipGrid for asynchronous video-based discussions in fully online courses. In this session, we will report the results of our inquiry and implications for research and practice.


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 8
Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Your Mission Should You Choose To Accept It: How a Futuristic Narrative Framework Helped to Increase Math Discourse and Engagement in an Online Undergraduate Course
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Judy Lewandowski (University of Notre Dame)
Co-presenter: Kuang-Chen Hsu (University of Notre Dame)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using a futuristic video narrative, two professors and a learning design team created a course that challenged students to apply mathematical concepts as a means to save the world. Presenters will highlight the specific design decisions from the perspective of the learning design team and the faculty. 


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 8
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Fostering Student Engagement via Professional Associations
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ashley Dugger (Western Governors University)
Co-presenter: Ann Leary (Western Governors University)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will detail the partnership that Western Governors University has developed with the Society for Human Resource Management, to increase student engagement in a virtual learning environment, provide student leadership opportunities, create industry relevant lifelong learning support, and bridge the gap between programs in the College of Business. 


Tuesday June 23, 2020 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Evening Event
OLC Innovate Game Night
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenters: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium), John Stewart (University of Oklahoma)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Want to play games with educators who support digital and online learning, but who also love games?  Escape work and join the OLC Innovate community for a night of digital fun! Come play Jackbox games through Zoom. As a casual gathering, feel free to grab a drink, snacks, and your family or roomates -- the more the merrier (we’ll play games with family-friendly settings)! Don’t really feel like playing but looking for fun company? Come along anyway and play the role of spectator or commentator!

What you will need to play:

Internet device that can access jackbox.tv (computers and phones work great!)

How we’ll host this session (play with your family & friends later):

https://youtu.be/UZN8AH0iJI8?t=48


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Ice Cream, 3D Pens, and Barbies...Oh My: The Makings of a Memorable Faculty Workshop on Teaching Presence
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Erin Blauvelt (Clarkson University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
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!


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
Linguistic Inclusion and Equity In Online/Digital Learning Spaces
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Today, attendees at conferences like OLC Innovate can expect a commitment to and presentations on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Advocacy. Often left out of the conversation, though, is language. This session overviews the importance of this topic in teaching and learning and reviews research related to linguistic discrimination/ bias and educational outcomes. Along the way, participants will be asked to participate in language-related activities, designed to get them questioning their language-based biases and increase their understanding of linguistic diversity. Participants will leave with practical ideas to implement in their lives to move towards more linguistically inclusive and equitable learning environments.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Prototyping High-Impact Online Activities
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeanne Kerl (Northwestern University School of Professional Studies)
Co-presenters: David Noffs (Northwestern University School of Professional Studies), Kristina Wilson (Northwestern University School of Professional Studies)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Collaboratively ideate and prototype high-impact online activities. Think sky-high and then bring your ideas back to earth. Leave ready to test your ideas, with access to all of the ideas generated by the group. See us role-play personas! Vote with emoji! Win a prize! (Laptop or tablet required to participate.)


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: You Don't Know Jack!
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Clark (University of Oklahoma) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Want to connect with other conference attendees while playing games and winning prizes? Plan to join the Virtual Speed Networking Lounge to meet other attendees, play the iconic trivia game 'You Don't Know Jack' and have your name entered for a chance to win a prize!  


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Empowering Teachers: Engaging in Continuous 21st Century Learning
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lauren Owens (Agua Fria Union High School District)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Building teacher leadership in a world of technology can be costly and many districts lack the resources to empower teachers through continuous professional development, especially when they are spread out on different campuses.  Focusing on improving technology use in the classroom, within the scope of the SAMR model and Technology Integration Matrix, learn how to create a Teacher Tech Cohort to support the ever-growing digital curriculum and 1:1 initiative.

 

 


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Best in Track
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging Cultures: Creating Virtual and Augmented Reality for Global Collaborative Learning
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Frydenberg (Bentley University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Virtual and augmented reality offer immersive environments to experience new places and ideas. Find out how students at universities in the USA and Romania learned about each other's cultures by creating and sharing original VR/AR experiences. Take home tools and techniques for introducing AR/VR in your classroom.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Teaching Online: Lessons from a Hostage Negotiator
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nicole Soto (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenter: Kimberly Salgado (SNHU Global Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Have you ever had someone misinterpret an email or text message, making them more upset than they were before they reached out to you?  This is a perennial problem for online faculty and students that we will address with advice from some unlikely sources.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
How to Embed Interactive Platforms into your LMS: Make your Course Content Amazing
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (Pacific Oaks College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session we will explore various ed tech platforms and we will walk through the process of making our Canvas content awesome by embedding materials onto content pages. Learn how to dress up your courses by adding flair through meaningful interactivity and multimedia. 


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Instructional Design and Online Standards
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University - Long Beach)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We discuss how standards can help improve online instructional design in order to optimize student learning. An autoethnographic study analyzes QM standards in light of using them to design online instruction.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Cengage
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Beiting-Lipps (Cengage)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Our sponsor, Cengage, will lead off with a chat about how you can be a leader in digital learning at your institution this Fall. Leadership from OLC and Cengage will guide this important conversation. .  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Cultivating a Culture of Innovation on Your Campus
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kate Miffitt (California State University Office of the Chancellor)
Co-presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Innovation is critical, but challenging in higher education, given the traditions and incentives that define it. So how might we, from the roles we’re in, cultivate a culture of innovation on our campuses? In this design thinking session, we’ll explore what innovation looks like in higher education, identify obstacles on our campuses to fostering innovation, and ideate on solutions to address our shared challenges.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
CBE Redesign with the End in Mind: Course Maps, Accordions, and Connections
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Donna Petherbridge (North Carolina State University)
Co-presenter: Jessica White (North Carolina State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Leveraging a competency-based education (CBE) approach that matches course outcomes directly with industry standards to assure the validity of a degree program, NC State is redesigning courses in the Masters of Training & Development program. The CBE approach resulted in more effective teaching practices as well as competency alignment across courses. 


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Concurrent Session 5
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Virtual Office Hours - Consulting with HBCU AL$ Leadership Team Members - Part 2
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

HBCU AL$ Leadership team members will be available to consult 1:1 with attendees regarding planning an implementation of AL$ programming at their universities


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Boldly Awakening the Ordinary: Visual Design for Human-Centered Learning
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
D.I.Y O.E.R: So You Have Been Tasked with Making Your Course OER, Now What?
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Wendy Torres (Coppin State University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You may have heard of the term Open Education Resources(OERs) and about the benefits of using OERs with your students. Knowing the benefits and creating an OER driven course, however, are two different things. This session will discuss the strategies for creating an OER course from scratch.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Designing a Blended Course with Emerging Learning Technologies to Engage Learners: A Case Study
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Meina Zhu (Wayne State University)
Co-presenter: Sarah Berri (Wayne State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, the presenters will share their experiences of designing an active learning environment with emerging technologies for collaborative learning and communication in a blended course. Participants will learn practical instructional strategies and emerging learning technologies that could be used to engage learners in a blended course. 


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
OLC Live: Our Stories Will Save Us
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Narrative practices have the ability to connect us, bring rich ideas to the surface of our understanding, and move us towards necessary change. Join Jess and Angela for a story circle focusing on the themes from the conference and building connections to our critical work in this most difficult time.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Engaging Active Learning in Large-scale Courses
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Megan Gahl (Minerva Project)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Can the small-classroom benefits of active learning be replicated in large-scale online classrooms? Together we will explore curriculum design and teaching strategies that do just that. Through group brainstorming and effective examples from a synchronous online platform, participants will enhance their ability to create experiences that keep students engaged.

 
Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Connecting a Conduit of Learning Analytics to Proactive Student Support
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Shoshana Zeisman-Pereyo (Portland State University)
Co-presenter: Anika Stephen Wilbur (Portland State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To connect to this real time data stream, our Learning Center implemented a year-long pilot which leveraged student learning analytics to prompt student outreach, coaching and review sessions. We discuss the impact on student performance and give you the opportunity to apply key takeaways to your own student support network.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Answering Why: Strategies for Motivating Student Learning in Non-Major Classes
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nathan Pritts (Ashford University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Early classes can be a difficult sell for students who are eager to jump into upper division classes and to make progress toward their career goals. But instructors in these crucial early classes know that this foundational learning is integral to future success and there are some key ways to have a transformational impact on student learning – and their perceptions.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
What Can You Learn in a 7-Week Course?: Outcomes and Perceptions of Time-Intensive Online Courses Who Benefits
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Benjamin Croft (Boise State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While time-intensive (7-week) courses are becoming more common in online learning, there is not a strong evidence base regarding their outcomes and student perceptions.  In this session, we will share findings from our large-scale study that utilizes both survey data and hierarchical mixed-effects logistic regression from learning analytics.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
Inclusive Avatars and Narratives in Virtual Reality Biology Simulations
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amy Pate (Arizona State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The School of Life Sciences at ASU built a process based an inclusive framework for language, empathy, and diversity that guided the development of new simulations. Between collaborative dialogue and creating shared values, a proactive process for creating content that was more supportive to ASU’s diverse student population was developed.


Wednesday June 24, 2020 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Evening Event
OLC Innovate "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me"
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kate Miffitt (California State University Office of the Chancellor)
Co-presenters: Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus), Douglas Geier (Golden Gate University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With the way current events are shaping higher education, come test your knowledge of higher ed news in our OLC version of the NPR favorite "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." Join us at this event led by Kate Miffitt, OLC Innovate 2020 Co-Program chair, and featuring our fall OLC Accelerate 2020 Conference co-chairs Megan Kohler and Doug Geier, as they host some adapted segments including 'not my job', 'listener limerick challenge', and more. Come play along with your colleagues!


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Summer Data Science Online: Building Bridges through Collaboration in the Liberal Arts
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Evans (Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL))
Co-presenters: Jennifer Spohrer (Bryn Mawr College), Jingchen (Monika) Hu (Vassar College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A defining feature of a liberal arts education is learning through strong interpersonal collaborations among faculty and students; the emphasis is on connection, which can occur in person and online.  While some traditionalists at liberal arts institutions tend to assume face-to-face learning is best, a number of small colleges are actively experimenting with emerging forms of online engagement for our students and faculty through collaboration in the digital realm. 

In summer 2019, several leading liberal arts colleges in the Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL, https://lacol.net) collaborated to offer the first iteration of a fully online, team-taught course Introduction to Data Science for their undergraduates. The learning design was developed collaboratively by a multi-campus team of faculty, instructional designers and technologists, centered around these learning objectives: 1) familiarity and expertise in basic coding (R/RStudio); 2) understanding of theory and application of basic concepts in statistics; 3) ability to write and present technical material to diverse audiences.  Data Science is widely recognized as a subject of high interest and relevance across our schools, thus the opportunity to co-develop a truly useful online summer course experience for students presented itself.

Both synchronous and asynchronous pedagogies were used to deliver lessons, support group project work, and foster engagement between the teaching team and the roster of students drawn from five LACOL colleges. Student demand for seats in the class exceeded supply; retention after add/drop was 100%. Student performance and feedback indicate success in reaching many course and project goals, with room for growth in future offerings.

Our driving question remains: how can “liberal arts learning” best be achieved online? In this session, members of the LACOL Summer Data Science Class team will share an overview of the course design, implementation, and the lessons we learned in summer 2019.  We will also look ahead to the next iteration of the course to be offered in 2020, especially exploring the challenge of scaling up. In the second half of the session, prompts drawn from the book Small Teaching Online (F. Darby, J. M Lang, Jossey Bass 2019) will be shared to stimulate individual reflection. The group will then report out and discuss their favorite effective practices for liberal arts learning online.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Tackling Big Data Assessment in Online Programs
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Eric Richardson (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Programs engaging in continuous and comprehensive assessment of program outcomes often find available solutions are in their infancy requiring manual review and extraction of data for reporting. This conversation will dive deeper into innovative possibilities for examining and reporting assessment data incorporating strategic planning best practices and automation.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
Thursday June 25, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
A Bridge to Success: Connecting Student Engagement to Student Motivation Through Educational Technology and Instructional Strategies in the Online Learning Environment
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kristen Walley (Rasmussen College)
Co-presenter: Julie Lawrence (Rasmussen College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student engagement and student motivation are subjective buzz phrases in higher education, leaving faculty and instructional designers guessing how their course is reaching each learner.   Explore how instructional strategies and educational technology, intended to foster student engagement in the online environment, may be received based on the learner’s goal orientation.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
When the Bridge is the Destination: The Sweet Spot between Faculty Development and Instructional Design
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tracy Miller (Northern Illinois University)
Co-presenters: Robert Piercy (Northern Illinois University), Stephanie Richter (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Sometimes the bridge is the destination, like the Golden Gate. A place where you can see both shores; a vantage point with its own advantages. This framework is the sweet spot between faculty development and instructional design. Participants will engage in checkpoint activities and apply them to their own institutions.

 
Thursday June 25, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With D2L
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Holly Whitaker (D2L)
Co-presenters: Christopher Sessums (D2L), Brad Ketelaars (D2L)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Holly Whitaker, Chris Sessums, Brad Ketelaars, representing our sponsor D2L, will lead off with a chat about assessing learning online: what works and why.  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Transparency and Clarity: The Way We Define Online, Hybrid, and Blended Matters
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michael Reis (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Co-presenters: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College), Monica Simonsen (University of Kansas)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How does your institution define the types of courses it offers? Definitions of delivery methods are critical for information systems, branding, compliance, and setting student/instructor expectations. Yet no universally accepted definitions exist for online, hybrid, or blended. Join the conversation to share how your institution navigates terminology and definitions!


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Community College
Present and Reflect Session
A Road-Map of How to Inspire Transformational Change in the Areas of Innovation, Online, and Digital Education
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elisabeth McGee (University of St. Augustine)
Co-presenter: Maria Puzziferro (University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will provide participants with an overview of how our higher education health sciences university drives transformational change. We will share our multifaceted strategy that facilitates positive change in the areas of innovation, online, and digital education. Our multi-faceted campus approach includes the use of the following: Innovation Steering Committee, innovation grants, Center of Innovative Clinical Practice, Technology Innovation Peer Support (TIPS), and faculty development sessions and certificates.  We will discuss how these faculty supports drive innovative change within our university. We will provide participants with a framework and example handouts. After the presentation, a reflective session will be conducted to encourage others to share their innovative approaches and strategies within their institutions. A collaborative discussion will center around effective mechanisms to drive transformational change in the areas of innovation, online, and digital education. An interactive technology will be used to prompt the discussion.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
More than Getting Them to Register: Building Successful Foundational Online and Blended Courses Using Adaptive Technologies
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Megan Tesene (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)
Co-presenters: Patricia O'Sullivan (University of Mississippi), Julie Neisler (Digital Promise), Ryan Luke (University of Louisville)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 4
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Adaptive learning technologies have the potential to transform the learning experiences of students and faculty alike. Increasing applications of these technologies by faculty and institutions of higher education have helped to grow our collective understanding of how to support transformation through effective implementation. Effective adaptive courseware implementation can have a broad footprint at an institution, touching departments like institutional strategy, finance, IT, institutional research, student support, and academic units. Implementation and its associated institutional transformations can take time—anywhere from 9 months to 3 years—when accounting for the planning, preparation, and use of adaptive courseware. Ensuring that your institution has the necessary resources allocated to support this process, and alignment on a shared goal, are key to success.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Kahoot! Technology for Improving Student Motivation
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Shuma Rudberg (Walden University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 Kahoot! is a game-based learning classroom response system that can bring motivation and fun into the classroom for students. Kahoot! can be used in the online classroom by directly adding a survey or question into the discussion post, create quizzes, assigned through homework (possibly instead of assignment or in conjunction with assignments), or through direct challenges. Counseling Instructors can add a spur-of-the-moment question(s) in the discussion post and record the responses for later analysis or grading.  Specifically, Counselor Education instructors can choose to create a Kahoot!, to prepare students for the NCE. Kahoot! offers a free reporting feature, where instructors can retrieve overall student performance and feedback. Additionally, Kahoot! can be used in real time by using a shared screen through Skype or Google Hangouts. Kahoot! can breathe new excitement to the online learning system, spawn significant student engagement, especially with the Generation Z learners. 

 

Kahoot! D. Latham. (2017, July 6). Global learning with Kahoot! showcased at ISTE 2017 [Web log

post]. Retrieved from https://kahoot.com/blog/2017/07/06/global-learning-kahott-iste-


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Best in Track
Present and Reflect Session
Online Learning Leadership and Support: Building the Structure and Keeping it Together
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Vivolo (Katz School of Science and Health | Yeshiva University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

For 20-plus years, we assumed the systems in place at an institution could absorb the needs of a fully online program. This session will engage the audience to discuss what institutions need to do to succeed when supporting online learners (and teachers). Let’s build an ideal support department together!


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Innovative Educators
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Meg Foster (Piedmont Virginia Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in the sessions and join us for a Virtual coffee talk session on Online Student Support!  Join us for an informal discussion and connect with colleagues on this important topic. Join us for an informal discussion and connect with colleagues on this important topic. Our sponsor, Innovative Educators, will lead off with a chat about extending online orientation through online student success resources.  We look forward to hearing your challenges and learning what you are doing to serve your students online. This will be a casual conversation,  and your participation is greatly appreciated, so grab your coffee/beverage and let’s talk about student success.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Teaching a Pre-Designed Course
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Catrina Mitchum (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Rochelle Rodrigo (University of Arizona), Angela Steadman (University of Arizona)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Pre-designed courses (PDCs, sometimes known as master, template, or canned courses), long the standard in for-profit institutions, are becoming more common in non-profit, private, and state institutions. In this workshop participants will discuss and develop methods for prompting faculty expertise, professionalism, and autonomy while teaching PDCs.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Common Challenges Faced by Novice Online Teachers and How Those Can Be Addressed: Lessons Learned from a Case Study Research
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Syeda Hafsa (Center for Learning in the Digital Age - Warner School of Education | University of Rochester)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation discusses the key challenges of becoming online teachers as reported by seven participants aspiring to be online teachers who took a 3 credit hybrid online course at a U.S. university to prepare them to teach online. It also discusses how they resolved their concerns and faced the challenges.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 1:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Professor, Tell Us a Story: Using the UofU Course Design Cards to Construct Better Learning Narratives
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 1:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Qin Li (The University of Utah)
Co-presenters: Jonathan Thomas (University of Utah), Holly Johnson
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will introduce participants to a story-telling approach that will help them design assignments from a student-centered perspective. Participants will work with the UofU Course Design Cards to map out a course structure including: an overall vision for the course, a progression through sequential achievements, and planned reflection exercises.

NOTE:  Participants of this session will need to download the two files (1 PDF and 1 PPT) in session materials prior to the workshop in order to have an on-hand experience for this workshop.  We strongly recommend participants check out these two files, especially the PDF file, prior to the session in order to maximize engagement in the session.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
A Strategic Framework for Online Learning: Insights for Developing a Masterplan for Online Learning at Your Institution
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Firm Faith Watson (Murray State University)
Co-presenters: Anthony Pina (Sullivan University), Jonathan Small (Regis College)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What framework do leaders use to develop a masterplan for online learning at their institutions? Join us to discuss a strategic framework for online learning that provides a step-by-step process for making key decisions; including examples of best practices, current trends, and lessons learned; and opportunities to share your own.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
OLC Live: Forging Meaningful Ed-Tech Partnerships
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Stewart (University of Oklahoma) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma), Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis), Lisa Barry (VoiceThread), Veronica Armour (Rutgers University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Where exactly does innovation take place? Who defines what innovation is? Faculty? Administrators? Entrepreneurs? The answers to these questions are deeply contested in today’s ed-tech marketplace. Join us for a brief discussion with a diverse group of stakeholders--faculty members, instructional designers, vendors, and conference organizers--on the struggles around these questions.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Equity and Inclusion
Conversation, Not Presentation
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Online Course Design and Delivery
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jason Underwood (Northern Illinois University Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center)
Co-presenters: Jeff Suarez-Grant (California State University - Los Angeles), Michael Forder (Virginia Commonwealth University), Jennifer Howard (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion have rightfully taken their place in many of our institutions' missions, campuses and classrooms, and leadership structures.  Are they embodied in our online course design and delivery? Join us for a discussion about how we can build diverse, equitable, and inclusive online learning experiences and communities.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
Threaded Discussions: Are "Non-Native" Speakers of English Really at a Disadvantage?
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lynn Shafer Willner (Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Does the use of threaded discussion in English-dominant universities intrinsically privilege those learners who have acquired English during their formative years? This presentation offers research-based techniques for supporting culturally and linguistically diverse learners and all learners' meta-awareness of the "rules of the game" implicit to threaded discussions.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 7
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
It's Time For Some Zen: Expert Ideas For Reassessing, Recalibrating and Reimagining The Role Of Online Learning For Curriculum
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nic Rebne (CogBooks)
Co-presenters: Ronald Tavernier (SUNY College of Technology at Canton), Susan Holechek (Arizona State University-Tempe), Amanda Buckley (CogBooks), Heather Shelstad (CogBooks), John Ball
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 COVID19 is providing a unique opportunity to reassess how we think about online learning. Join this breakout to engage with experienced instructional designers and faculty who’ve created, delivered and successfully leveraged adaptive courseware to improve outcomes (and manage stress) for remote learners and on-campus.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Incorporating Media Literacy into Instruction
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University - Long Beach)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Today's students need to know how media messages are produced and how they impact society. Students also need to know how to respond to media messages and leverage media to voice their own thoughts. We discuss media literacy, relevant resources, and their incorporation into blended curriculum.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Building self-regulated learning skills in distance education courses
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tracy Stuntz (Clovis Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will focus on how distance education courses can use embedded strategies for increasing self-regulated learning behaviors in students. Research shows that the use of SRL strategies connect to student overall course satisfaction and retention in DE courses; however, many instructors don’t understand how to build in SRL activities.


Thursday June 25, 2020 - 5:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 5 - The Sanctuary
Evening Event
Meditation and Mindfulness
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 5 - The Sanctuary
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).  Join Clark Shah-Nelson for some guided mindful meditations.  These sessions will be geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Innovate 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 June 26, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
Friday June 26, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Building Bridges for Bridge Builders: Evolution of Building Two Online Programs
Date: Friday, June 26th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Breana Yaklin (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Alicia Jenner (Michigan State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our design team partnered with the College of Engineering at a research one university to put two graduate programs online. Learn about the hurdles and successes of our journey as we collaborated with college leadership and units across the university to make positive institutional change and successfully launch these programs.


Friday June 26, 2020 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Community College
Present and Reflect Session
Five Key Components to Successful and Engaging Online Labs
Date: Friday, June 26th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Lewis (Madison Area Technical College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Ever wondered what it takes to create a dynamic and engaging online science laboratory?  Join us as we identify the five key components found in successful online science labs and discuss how we can incorporate them into our own online lab courses.


Friday June 26, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With SmarterServices
Date: Friday, June 26th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carol Moody (SmarterServices)
Co-presenter: Julie Myers (SmarterServices)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for our final virtual coffee talk. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as a connection between sessions. Carol Moody and Julie Myers, representing our sponsor SmarterServices, will lead off with a chat about academic continuity tools and equipping faculty, students, and their families for online learning.   

Due to COVID-19, higher education currently looks different. But faculty are still teaching and students are still learning. However, the tools they are now using have become more important than ever. In this session, we will discuss some of the challenges institutions, faculty, and students are facing and tools your school can use to meet those challenges. Let’s talk about the real issues and get some concrete ideas on how to address them going forward as our new normal arises. Planning for Academic Continuity is now a reality for most institutions and this session will increase your level of awareness of how teaching and learning in the new normal impacts students, teachers, and institutions.


 


Friday June 26, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
Friday June 26, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Reflecting Upon Completing a Programmatic Alignment
Date: Friday, June 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jessica White (North Carolina State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation reflects upon the process used to align an entire master’s degree program to industry-specific standards from a national organization to ensure its graduates attain desired competencies.  The presentation discusses the project inspiration, process, and overall workflow used to align courses to specific competencies.


Friday June 26, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Community College
Conversation, Not Presentation
Building Workforce Partnerships with Digital Badges
Date: Friday, June 26th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Larson (Eastern Maine Community College)
Co-presenters: Susan Manning (Credly), Brenda Perea (Credly Inc. & SkillsCommons)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive panel discussion brings industry experts and educators together to explore use cases for workforce digital badges. The focus will be on how digital credentials identified workforce needed skills and how the process created better partnerships. Break-out groups will then surface ideas on skills, partnerships, and badges.


Friday June 26, 2020 - 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging the Gap: Solving the Problem of Bringing Experiential Learning Activities to Online Capstone Courses
Date: Friday, June 26th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melinda Stanley (Indiana University - Kokomo)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online courses provide educational opportunities to students without the barriers of distance or time but make experiential learning difficult.  Come and learn how Melinda’s organic approach bridges the gap between experiential learning and online capstone courses in which students work on a common project utilizing their own talents and experiences.


Friday June 26, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
  • Other
Other
OLC Innovate 2020 Closing Event: Continuing to Build Connections
Date: Friday, June 26th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matt Norsworthy (Online Learning Consortium (OLC)) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium), Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College), Janet Smith (University of Arizona), Kate Miffitt (California State University Office of the Chancellor), Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma), Taylor Kendal (Learning Economy)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a wrap-up of Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference! Mingle with your fellow attendees as our OLC Live guest host Matt Norsworthy bids you adieu and leads the celebration.  Join us at Matt elicits thoughts from our the Innovate 2020 leadership team on lessons learning and take-aways from our first ever all-virtual conference.  Join us as we continue to 'build bridges' in online teaching and learning! 


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Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Workshop
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Community College
Workshop
Collaborating with Faculty on Designing a Course with Adaptive Courseware: An Instructional Design Perspective
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Susan Adams (Achieving the Dream)
Co-presenter: Jeffrey Rodgers (Cuyahoga Community College - East)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Through the role of an Instructional Designer, we will explore the design process by “workshopping” effective ways to integrate adaptive learning courseware into a course. Key elements include: alignment of course instruction with adaptive content, data-driven teaching practices, technology integration, and student onboarding methods.


Founder and Chief Academic Officer - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • HBCU
Present and Reflect Session
Authentication as a Bridge between Candidate and Credential
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins (SmarterServices)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Bridges can be gatekeepers allowing only appropriate persons to pass over.  Learner authentication can be a gatekeeper making sure that only persons who have actually done the work in a course are awarded the credit.  Grambling University is a HBCU that is using facial recognition to ensure learner authentication. 


PhD candidate - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Sound Collaboration: The Design and Implementation of an Online Phonetics Course
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Steven Weinberger (George Mason University)
Co-presenters: Hussain Almalki (George Mason University), Larisa Olesova (George Mason University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A phonetics course is necessary for every language teacher-training program. We argue that phonetic training where students engage in real-life problems solving through peer-to-peer interaction is a valuable learning experience. We report on how such a course is successfully designed and implemented entirely online using a unique collaborative approach.


Associate or Assistant Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Measuring quality of online courses: A study of adoption of quality standards and processes
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Bethany Simunich (Quality Matters)
Co-presenter: Barbara Altman (Texas A&M University - Central Texas)
Track: Education Research Summit
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

This study is an initial attempt to establish measurable implementation of tools and processes into an institution’s quality assurance approach. Both the creation and dissemination of online course quality standards needs to be explored at the institutional level of implementation to better understand how the local/individual implementation of those standards and QA processes are impacting online learning. 


  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Welcome To The HBCU AL$ Summit
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network), Dr. D'Nita Andrews Graham (Norfolk State University), Robbie Melton (HBCUs - Tennessee State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Summit Objectives:

  • Share lessons learned at HBCUs about how to Implement AL$ and recognize accomplishments of HBCUs' AL$ programs
  • Support HBCUs developing plans for their AL$ programs and provide professional development for people who will become leaders of AL$ on their campus
  • Develop networks of HBCU members who can connect and enjoy each other's company

 

 


  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Progress Around The HBCU Community - Part 1
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Dr. D'Nita Andrews Graham (Norfolk State University), Sheila Witherspoon (South Carolina State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Each presenter provides an overview of their project and then discuss their project with summit participants.  

  • "Learning without Barriers" - Presenter:  D'Nita Andrews Graham, Norfolk State University
  • "HBCU Faculty as Instructional Designers" - Presenter:  Sheila Witherspoon, South Carolina State University

Director of Marketing - Bio & Photo
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Mark Up The Margin With AnnotatED: Social Reading With Collaborative Annotation - Session A
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
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 Innovate 2020, which is fully online this year. Register now to join one of two sessions on Friday 12 June 2020 — or come to both. The general program of both sessions will be the same, but the participants and activities in each will be a bit different. Come to either session to get one scoop of social learning goodness, or come to both for a double dip!

Both workshop sessions 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 each session will be a hands-on activity to explore, discuss, and augment readings on topics shaped by Innovate 2020 keynoters Maha Bali and Martin Weller. 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 registered attendee of OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference to participate in this workshop.   Hypothesis will send registrants Zoom connection information prior to the workshop.  Registered OLC Innovate attendees will, however, also be able to access the workshop through the workshop session link on our program page. 

Hyphothesis logo


  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Mark Up The Margin With AnnotatED: Social Reading With Collaborative Annotation - Session B
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
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 Innovate 2020, which is fully online this year. Register now to join one of two sessions on Friday 12 June 2020 — or come to both. The general program of both sessions will be the same, but the participants and activities in each will be a bit different. Come to either session to get one scoop of social learning goodness, or come to both for a double dip!

Both workshop sessions 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 each session will be a hands-on activity to explore, discuss, and augment readings on topics shaped by Innovate 2020 keynoters Maha Bali and Martin Weller. 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 registered attendee of OLC Innovate 2020 Virtual Conference to participate in this workshop.   Hypothesis will send registrants Zoom connection information prior to the workshop.  Registered OLC Innovate attendees will, however, also be able to access the workshop through the workshop session link on our program page. 

Hypothesis logo

 


  • Other
Other
OLC Live: Teaching And Learning In A Time Of Uncertainty
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Maha Bali (American University in Cairo)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Right now, people around the world are experiencing multiple, interrelated challenges to life and wellbeing: a pandemic, growing economic inequality and uncertainty, various political crises, continuing struggles for equity and justice for all people, global climate change, and a range of local issues. All of this is probably coupled with a lot of internal challenges and struggles within their own homes, whether with parenting, their partners, or self-isolation. How and where do we focus our teaching and learning practices with all this going on? Join OLC Innovate 2020 keynoter Maha Bali to discuss how to balance being human and being an educator and faculty developer in this complex time.


  • Other
Other
OLC Live: Interview with keynoter Martin Weller
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Martin Weller (The Open Education Research Hub & GO-GN Network)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

 In his OLC Innovate 2020 keynote on 22 June, Martin Weller will be exploring emergent themes in the recent history of educational technology, drawing on his open-access book 25 Years of Ed Tech. Join this OLC Live! interview with Martin where we’ll set the stage for his keynote and discuss why revisiting the history of educational technology is especially important right now, when a global pandemic is dramatically shifting our relationships with tools and practices old and new.


  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Pre-Conference Friday AM
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Between pre-conference workshops, grab a fresh cup of coffee or tea and join us to network with other attendees.  

 


  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Friday PM
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Between pre-conference workshops, grab a fresh cup of coffee or tea and join us to network with other attendees.  


  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Best in Track
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
Engaging in Equity in the Instructional Design Process: A Conversation on Where We are and How We Learn More
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University)
Co-presenters: Veronica Armour (Rutgers University), Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Where are we with equity in instructional design? How do we bring about discussions around equity issues, similar to accessibility, in our design process from course design to educational technology? This session will look at how equity and the instructional design profession intersect and how we begin to design with an equity mindset. We will explore where we are in our journey and seek to facilitate a conversation and collaborate with others along their journey of understanding race, culture and gender equity to bring this movement to the forefront similar to the push accessibility has had in the last five years.


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Best in Track
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
Engaging in Equity in the Instructional Design Process: A Conversation on Where We are and How We Learn More
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University)
Co-presenters: Veronica Armour (Rutgers University), Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Where are we with equity in instructional design? How do we bring about discussions around equity issues, similar to accessibility, in our design process from course design to educational technology? This session will look at how equity and the instructional design profession intersect and how we begin to design with an equity mindset. We will explore where we are in our journey and seek to facilitate a conversation and collaborate with others along their journey of understanding race, culture and gender equity to bring this movement to the forefront similar to the push accessibility has had in the last five years.


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Sympathy for the Vendor: Building Bridges for Effective Ed-Tech Partnership
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma), Veronica Armour (Rutgers University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We often complain about “vendors.” Their tools and platforms often don’t fit our teaching philosophies. Their business models don’t make sense for our budgets. This session enables participants to share cautionary tales of vendor practices while at the same time imagine more effective models for ed-tech partnerships.


  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Best in Track
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
Engaging in Equity in the Instructional Design Process: A Conversation on Where We are and How We Learn More
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University)
Co-presenters: Veronica Armour (Rutgers University), Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Where are we with equity in instructional design? How do we bring about discussions around equity issues, similar to accessibility, in our design process from course design to educational technology? This session will look at how equity and the instructional design profession intersect and how we begin to design with an equity mindset. We will explore where we are in our journey and seek to facilitate a conversation and collaborate with others along their journey of understanding race, culture and gender equity to bring this movement to the forefront similar to the push accessibility has had in the last five years.


  • Other
Other
OLC Live: Forging Meaningful Ed-Tech Partnerships
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Stewart (University of Oklahoma) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma), Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis), Lisa Barry (VoiceThread), Veronica Armour (Rutgers University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Where exactly does innovation take place? Who defines what innovation is? Faculty? Administrators? Entrepreneurs? The answers to these questions are deeply contested in today’s ed-tech marketplace. Join us for a brief discussion with a diverse group of stakeholders--faculty members, instructional designers, vendors, and conference organizers--on the struggles around these questions.


Assistant Professor of Biology - Bio & Photo
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Sharing Lessons Learned by HBCU AL$ Programs: Two more Campus Showcases With Key Factors For Implementing AL$
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Co-presenters: Karen Nichols (Xavier University of Louisiana), Mohamed Awad
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Each showcase provides a 15 minute overview of their project and then opens up for discussion.

  • “Bridging the Gap Between Underrepresented Students and Course Content Through Inclusivity” - Presenters:  Karen Nichols and Mohamed Awad, Xavier University of Louisiana

Marketing Director - Bio & Photo
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Community College
Conversation, Not Presentation
Building Workforce Partnerships with Digital Badges
Date: Friday, June 26th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Larson (Eastern Maine Community College)
Co-presenters: Susan Manning (Credly), Brenda Perea (Credly Inc. & SkillsCommons)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive panel discussion brings industry experts and educators together to explore use cases for workforce digital badges. The focus will be on how digital credentials identified workforce needed skills and how the process created better partnerships. Break-out groups will then surface ideas on skills, partnerships, and badges.


Associate professor of practice - Bio & Photo
  • Keynote Address
Keynote Address
Centering a Critical Curriculum of Care During Crises
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maha Bali (American University in Cairo)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

This keynote calls for reimagining online education (and indeed education as a whole) in ways that move away from outcomes-based design approaches, and towards more critical curriculum design approaches that center care, empathy, equity and social justice. Away from single pathway pedagogies in for-credit education, and towards more open, connectivist, agentic, and culturally responsive pedagogies. None of these alone is new, but the COVID-19 crisis has forced us to question our priorities, and I suggest there has been a shift in the literacies required by teachers, students, and administrators to navigate these unprecedented circumstances. This keynote builds on the work of Virtually Connecting's Intentionally Equitable Hospitality, Equity Unbound, and previous work on critical digital pedagogy and social justice-oriented open educational practices. 


  • Other
Other
OLC Live: Teaching And Learning In A Time Of Uncertainty
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nate Angell (Hypothesis) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Maha Bali (American University in Cairo)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Right now, people around the world are experiencing multiple, interrelated challenges to life and wellbeing: a pandemic, growing economic inequality and uncertainty, various political crises, continuing struggles for equity and justice for all people, global climate change, and a range of local issues. All of this is probably coupled with a lot of internal challenges and struggles within their own homes, whether with parenting, their partners, or self-isolation. How and where do we focus our teaching and learning practices with all this going on? Join OLC Innovate 2020 keynoter Maha Bali to discuss how to balance being human and being an educator and faculty developer in this complex time.


Industry Showcase - Demonstration
It's Time For Some Zen: Expert Ideas For Reassessing, Recalibrating and Reimagining The Role Of Online Learning For Curriculum
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nic Rebne (CogBooks)
Co-presenters: Ronald Tavernier (SUNY College of Technology at Canton), Susan Holechek (Arizona State University-Tempe), Amanda Buckley (CogBooks), Heather Shelstad (CogBooks), John Ball
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 COVID19 is providing a unique opportunity to reassess how we think about online learning. Join this breakout to engage with experienced instructional designers and faculty who’ve created, delivered and successfully leveraged adaptive courseware to improve outcomes (and manage stress) for remote learners and on-campus.


  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Capsim
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matt Shell (Capsim Management Simulations)
Co-presenter: Anne Banfich (Capsim Management Simulations)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Matt Shell and Anne Banfich, representing our sponsor, Capsim, will lead off with a chat about Capsim's Inbox simulations, a flexible platform that exposes learners to real-world decision-making in a simulated email environment while measuring essential career skills.  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Sharing Lessons Learned by HBCU AL$ Programs: Four Campus Showcases - Key Factors for Implementing AL$
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Co-presenters: Sarah Krejci (Bethune Cookman Univeristy), Arletha McSwain (Bethune-Cookman University), Cecil Banhan
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Each showcase provides a 15 minute overview of their project and then opens up for discussion.

  • "A Collaborative Course Redesign Approach for Non-Major Environmental Science Incorporating Open Educational Resources (OER)" - Presenters:  Sarah Krejci, Shirma Ramroop-Butts, Michael Reiter, Adrienne George, Yunkul Kim, Adeljean Ho, Hector Torres, and Arletha McSwain, Bethune-Cookman University
  • "Deploying OER-based Courseware To Address College Affordability:  The Missing Link for Successful Deployment" - Presenters:  Moustapha Diack and Cecil Banham, Southern University Baton Rouge

Assistant Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
The No Cost Pathway: Supporting Faculty in Going OER
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David Drexler (Fresno State)
Co-presenters: Mario Banuelos (California State University-Fresno), Bryan Berrett (Fresno State)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A panel representing the Center for Faculty Excellence at California State University, Fresno (an OpenStax Institutional Partner) discusses methods for engaging faculty in adopting and creating open license and no cost course materials.


  • Equity and Inclusion
  • Community College
Industry Showcase - Presentation
The Way Forward: Building and Supporting Career-Ready and Diverse Students towards Careers in the Tech Industry
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jim Barnes (Tutor.com)
Co-presenter: Kendall Martin (Montgomery County Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Under-represented students in computer coding face a barrier to entry in the Tech industry. Montgomery County Community College partnered with Tutor.com to increase student success for these students.


Director of Sales - Bio & Photo
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with VoiceThread
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Barry (VoiceThread)
Co-presenter: George Haines (VoiceThread)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Lisa Barry and George Haines, representing our sponsor VoiceThread, will lead off with a chat about adding voices and faces to your online spaces.  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


  • Other
Other
OLC Live: Forging Meaningful Ed-Tech Partnerships
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Stewart (University of Oklahoma) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma), Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis), Lisa Barry (VoiceThread), Veronica Armour (Rutgers University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Where exactly does innovation take place? Who defines what innovation is? Faculty? Administrators? Entrepreneurs? The answers to these questions are deeply contested in today’s ed-tech marketplace. Join us for a brief discussion with a diverse group of stakeholders--faculty members, instructional designers, vendors, and conference organizers--on the struggles around these questions.


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Faculty Development: Stop, Drop and Roll Out the New!
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sue Bauer (UCF)
Co-presenters: Joseph Lloyd (University of Central Florida), Jackie Compton (University of Central Florida)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning instructional designers as they share taskforce results addressing stakeholder needs to create an updated faculty development program.  Taskforce mission, goals, surveys, and recommendations will be presented. Participants will reflect on processes and a group summary will be completed.


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Faculty Development: Stop, Drop and Roll Out the New!
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sue Bauer (UCF)
Co-presenters: Joseph Lloyd (University of Central Florida), Jackie Compton (University of Central Florida)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning instructional designers as they share taskforce results addressing stakeholder needs to create an updated faculty development program.  Taskforce mission, goals, surveys, and recommendations will be presented. Participants will reflect on processes and a group summary will be completed.


Instructional Design Specialist - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Community College
Discovery Session
Seeing the Light(board): High Quality Lecture Capture with a Low Learning Curve
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Melissa Baysingar (William Rainey Harper College)
Co-presenters: Dominique Svarc (Harper College), Janet Woods (William Rainey Harper College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

See how the installation of a lightboard has brought out the creativity, passion, and expertise of one community college’s faculty and staff. A lightboard combines the familiar process of lecturing/storytelling while writing on the board with innovative video creation. Hear experiences, watch examples, and try a mini-board for yourself!


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Workshop
Workshop
Make it Better With H5P!
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marsha Beal (Andrews University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many professors are under the assumption that to have a course online, all one needs to do is to put all the documents online. This fallacy in thinking leads to frustration with the students and the teachers. H5P is a powerful content development tool that permits users to create interactive content
 

 


Chief, Adult Instructional Services - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Habit Your Way to Excellence
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ellen Beattie (State of Maryland Department of Labor)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Harness the neuroscience of habit building to maximize online learner success. Together, we will explore an innovative process called Focus Mapping, a behavior design method to narrow and select productive habits and the Tiny Habits® method of habit creation. You'll leave with actionable, evidence-based practices to share with your learners.


Senior Product Manager - Bio & Photo
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With Cengage
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Beiting-Lipps (Cengage)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Our sponsor, Cengage, will lead off with a chat about how you can be a leader in digital learning at your institution this Fall. Leadership from OLC and Cengage will guide this important conversation. .  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Inspiring Faculty: Improving Student Outcomes through Increased Faculty-Student Engagement
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Morgan Johnson (Ashford University)
Co-presenter: Cole McFarren (Ashford University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do institutions enculturate and empower faculty to leverage proactive outreach strategies to address student performance gaps? This session will provide an overview of how a large online institution partnered their faculty, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, and student success teams to implement University-wide programming of instructional strategies, such targeted outreach to struggling students, that encourage faculty-student engagement. Attendees will learn about technology support solutions, program details, and student outcomes. Reflection and Q&A will focus on a cross-institutional discussion on how universities and solution providers are attempting to address this question.


Associate Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Podcasting and the End of the World: Building a Culture of Conversation Through Scalable Technologies
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session focuses on how two faculty members from the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma have utilized their own findings on low-cost, scalable podcasting solutions to jump-start a college-level focus on supporting student podcasting projects. 


Curriculum Developer/Adjunct Faculty - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • MERLOT
Present and Reflect Session
From Zero to Engagement: Creating Versatile Assignments Using OER in MERLOT
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Cris Guenter (California State University-Chico), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Elaine Lawrence (SUNY - Oneonta), Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University), Esperanza Zenon (River Parishes Community College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Developing engaging, versatile assignments across curricula using OER is never easy.  Use MERLOT to bring challenging and relevant material to your students.  Work with members of the MERLOT Teacher Education Board to explore sample assignments and learn how to create your own student-centered assignments from MERLOT materials.


Vice President of Learning Strategy - Bio & Photo
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Scaling Effective Digital Teaching and Learning Practices in Higher Education
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Justin Dellinger (University of Texas at Arlington)
Co-presenters: Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities), Kelvin Bentley (Six Red Marbles)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Higher education institutions conduct pilot after pilot centered on digital teaching and learning initiatives, but the lessons learned from these projects are often lost. What if there was a way to better share results with similar colleges and universities in order to improve scalability and impact?


Project Portfolio Manager - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Connecting a Conduit of Learning Analytics to Proactive Student Support
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Shoshana Zeisman-Pereyo (Portland State University)
Co-presenter: Anika Stephen Wilbur (Portland State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To connect to this real time data stream, our Learning Center implemented a year-long pilot which leveraged student learning analytics to prompt student outreach, coaching and review sessions. We discuss the impact on student performance and give you the opportunity to apply key takeaways to your own student support network.


Senior Director of New Partnerships - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Closing the Skills Gap
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Cory Berntson (Wiley edu LLC)
Co-presenter: Mark Wheeler (Wiley edu LLC)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As technology changes how companies interact with customers and the products they offer, workers need to access ongoing development opportunities to gain and maintain relevant skills. Driven by a survey of 600 human resource leaders, this session will share the impacts of skills gaps and ways to address this challenge.


Director, Center for Faculty Excellence - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
The No Cost Pathway: Supporting Faculty in Going OER
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David Drexler (Fresno State)
Co-presenters: Mario Banuelos (California State University-Fresno), Bryan Berrett (Fresno State)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A panel representing the Center for Faculty Excellence at California State University, Fresno (an OpenStax Institutional Partner) discusses methods for engaging faculty in adopting and creating open license and no cost course materials.


  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Research
Conversation, Not Presentation
How to Leverage Emerging Learning Technologies to Engage Students in Blended Learning: Innovative Instructional Strategies & Best Practices
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Berri (Wayne State University)
Co-presenter: Meina Zhu (Wayne State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, the presenters will lead conversations on strategies and best practices to leverage emerging learning technologies to engage students in blended learning in different educational settings. In addition, a collection of best practices and effective strategies for leveraging merging learning technologies in blended learning environment will be shared with the audience. 


  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Designing a Blended Course with Emerging Learning Technologies to Engage Learners: A Case Study
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Meina Zhu (Wayne State University)
Co-presenter: Sarah Berri (Wayne State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, the presenters will share their experiences of designing an active learning environment with emerging technologies for collaborative learning and communication in a blended course. Participants will learn practical instructional strategies and emerging learning technologies that could be used to engage learners in a blended course. 


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Part Deux: Discussion on the Rocks? Add a Twist of Fresh Alternatives!
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laurie Berry (University of Wisconsin Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Kristin Kowal (University of Wisconsin System)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This Present and Reflect session is a sequel to the 2019 OLC Innovate blockbuster hit "Discussion on the Rocks? Add a Twist of Fresh Alternatives!" Kristin Kowal and Laurie Berry are back to share more new, creative ways for you to add a little zest to make online discussions more meaningful and enjoyable. Attendees will learn field-tested strategies that facilitate increased student engagement while still achieving the goals of student interaction, knowledge sharing, critical thinking, and broadening one’s viewpoint. 

If you joined them at OLC Innovate 2019, please come again as they’ll share new twists that you can add to your mix! For new attendees, the presenters will briefly review the last year’s twists before sharing new ways to liven up your discussions.

 
Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building Adjunct Faculty's Capacity to Innovate
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Julin Sharp (Marist College)
Co-presenter: Jaime Lynne Bishop (Marist College)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Adjunct faculty make up the majority of higher education instructors nationwide, yet, they seemed to be left out when planning professional development opportunities and it’s more difficult to build their capacity to innovate.  Through our project, we worked with 10 adjuncts to design innovative courses to increase student success.  


  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Design for Learning with Neuroscience, UDL and Inclusive Teaching
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tianhong Shi (Oregon State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will engage participants in exploring strategies for optimizing emotions, interests, attention, memory and skill development in learners, with the help of neuromyth worksheet, activity to redesign a teaching challenge applying neuroscience and Universal Design for Learning, and two case studies on inclusive design.

handouts: https://beav.es/43F 


Graduate Instructional Design Specialist - Bio & Photo
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Bridging the Gap Between Students' Lives Inside and Outside the Classroom: Using Personas for Course Development
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University)
Co-presenter: Erin Blauvelt (Clarkson University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students’ lives outside the course environment affect performance in class. During this conversational session, participants role play student personas that drive instructional designers & faculty to make adjustments to courses. These tweaks help create the class community, autonomy, and satisfaction that might be the bridge to success for your learners.


  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Ice Cream, 3D Pens, and Barbies...Oh My: The Makings of a Memorable Faculty Workshop on Teaching Presence
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Erin Blauvelt (Clarkson University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
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!


Associate Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Carl Rogers, Teaching Presence, and Student Engagement in Online Learning
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield)
Co-presenters: Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield), Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 2
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session reports on research linking Carl Rogers' model of Person-Centered learning and to the Community of Inquiry framework student engagement in online learning. Implications for practice center on usefulness of applying Rogers' Person-Centered Model of the relationship between the counselor and the client to the development of teaching presence in online learning.


  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Using Empathy, Genuine and Unconditional Positive Regard to Build Safety for Discussing Difficult Topics in the Online Classroom
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Martin (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We propose a new theoretical model using Carl Rogers conditions for relationship. Using empathy, genuineness, and unconditional positive regard to facilitate meaningful life-changing dialogue in the online teaching environment where difficult dialogue regarding social justice issues involving race, class, gender, sexuality, ableism, and other non-hegemonic identities occurs.Yet, Tausch and Huls (2014) found that 60% of university students believed they received no empathy from their professors. Similarly, Rogers, Lyons, and Tausch (2014) found that student feelings or emotions are rarely addressed in the classroom.

 

 

 

 


  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Technology as Superstructure: Using An Online Process to Absorb Workload and Bridge Gaps in Student Peer Team Reviews
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matthew Jennings (University of Alabama - Birmingham)
Co-presenter: David House (University of Alabama - Birmingham)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Building a bridge between students as they work in teams requires more than structure; it requires superstructure! Technology can simplify the peer review process for students and faculty alike. Join us to experience an online peer review process that can streamline team assessment and promote student accountability.


Associate Dean & Director of Online Academics - Bio & Photo
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Help! I'm Stuck! When Your Big Initiative Stalls
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Pre-conference Workshop Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus), Carl Moore (University of DC)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Help! I’m Stuck! When Your Big Initiative Stalls brings together peers, collaborators, and friends from the IELOL network and beyond. Optimizing the use of personal learning networks, the workshop introduces proven change management and problem-solving frameworks and assists participants in planning thoughtful, strategic solutions when a leadership project/initiative stalls. 


  • Other
  • Equity and Inclusion
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge - Equity & Inclusion Welcome
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning), Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Jon Lacivita (NameCoach)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. We’ll have brief remarks from our sponsor, Name Coach, who will lead us in a lightweight networking opportunity to connect over a worthwhile cause.

Sponsored by 

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  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
Not Your Average Online Advising and Student Support Model
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will provide an overview of the realignment of three departments to better support underserved online students at a private, non-profit university in Chicago, IL experiencing high growth in online programs.  The new model led to increased student persistence and satisfaction.


  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Research
Conversation, Not Presentation
What a Personal Learning Network can tell you about PLNs & Why You Need One NOW
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Co-presenters: Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College), Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus), Monica Simonsen (University of Kansas)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session showcases strategies that promote productive virtual collaboration through the experiences collected in a study on participation in a Professional Learning Network (PLN).  Participants reflect on the findings of the research study and engage in structured networking designed to kick-start collaborative partnerships to improve productivity and institutional outcomes.


  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Transparency and Clarity: The Way We Define Online, Hybrid, and Blended Matters
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michael Reis (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Co-presenters: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College), Monica Simonsen (University of Kansas)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How does your institution define the types of courses it offers? Definitions of delivery methods are critical for information systems, branding, compliance, and setting student/instructor expectations. Yet no universally accepted definitions exist for online, hybrid, or blended. Join the conversation to share how your institution navigates terminology and definitions!


Department Head - Nursing - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Promoting the Development of Professional Presence for Students in Health Professions Programs, through the Use of Social Media
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College)
Co-presenter: David Rosenthal (Southwest Tennessee Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

This presentation is designed to engage healthcare professionals as well as those who teach, develop, and provide leadership in healthcare-specific programs of study, in an open-forum discussion to seek feedback and gather innovative ideas for ways to deliver professional presence training material and content to students by way of social media platform applications.


  • Summit
  • Community College
Summit
OLC Innovate Community College Summit 2020 - 20/20 Vision Design: So You Think You Can Build Virtual Edition - Part 1
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Darrin Evans (NC Community College Virtual Learning Community), Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Community college educators are at the forefront of design and implementation of unique digital programs for diverse populations. Online programs help us meet the demands of a fluid workforce and varied student demographic. We must be learning engineers in the truest sense as we provide structure and infrastructure to sustainable and adaptable programs. 

Join our one-day design challenge event, where you will team up with learning engineers from around the world to share resources, identify gaps, and discover solutions together. Our panelists will prompt discussions with design anecdotes, directing you to consider all the components of quality online, web-based and blended programs. By building on the knowledge base of your design team and incorporating the components of effective design and pillars of quality education, participants will collectively engineer design plans suitable for any institution. Attendees need not attend all sessions to participate. Each session will offer implementable takeaways.

The CC Summit option is included in your OLC Innovate Virtual Conference 2020 registration fee. There is no additional registration fee to participate in the summit.


  • Summit
  • Community College
Summit
OLC Innovate Community College Summit 2020 - 20/20 Vision Design: So You Think You Can Build Virtual Edition - Part 2
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons), Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Community college educators are at the forefront of design and implementation of unique digital programs for diverse populations. Online programs help us meet the demands of a fluid workforce and varied student demographic. We must be learning engineers in the truest sense as we provide structure and infrastructure to sustainable and adaptable programs. 

Join our one-day design challenge event, where you will team up with learning engineers from around the world to share resources, identify gaps, and discover solutions together. Our panelists will prompt discussions with design anecdotes, directing you to consider all the components of quality online, web-based and blended programs. By building on the knowledge base of your design team and incorporating the components of effective design and pillars of quality education, participants will collectively engineer design plans suitable for any institution. Attendees need not attend all sessions to participate. Each session will offer implementable takeaways.

The CC Summit option is included in your OLC Innovate Virtual Conference 2020 registration fee. There is no additional registration fee to participate in the summit.


  • Summit
  • Community College
Summit
OLC Innovate Community College Summit 2020 - 20/20 Vision Design: So You Think You Can Build Virtual Edition - Part 3
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Leslie Van Wolvelear (Oakton Community College), Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Community college educators are at the forefront of design and implementation of unique digital
programs for diverse populations. Online programs help us meet the demands of a fluid workforce and varied student demographic. We must be learning engineers in the truest sense as we provide structure and infrastructure to sustainable and adaptable programs. 

Join our one-day design challenge event, where you will team up with learning engineers from around the world to share resources, identify gaps, and discover solutions together. Our panelists will prompt discussions with design anecdotes, directing you to consider all the components of quality online, web-based and blended programs. By building on the knowledgebase of your design team and incorporating the components of effective design and pillars of quality education, participants will collectively engineer design plans suitable for any institution. Attendees need not attend all sessions to participate. Each session will offer implementable takeaways.

The CC Summit option is included in your OLC Innovate Virtual Conference 2020 registration fee. There is no additional registration fee to participate in the summit.


  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Progress Around the HBCU Community - Part 3
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jan Boulware (Bethune-Cookman University), Kelly Carey (Bethune-Cookman University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Each presenter provides an overview of their project and then discusses their project with summit participants. 

  • "'E (Educational and Electronic)-Fortress' of Awareness and Understanding in the Humanities" - Presenter:  Jan Boulware, Bethune-Cookman University
     
  • "Promoting Robust Student Learning of Statistics with Open Education Resources"  - Presenter:  Kelly Carey, Bethune-Cookman University
     

Media Production Specialist - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Trial and Error: Our Iterative Approach to Developing Online Courses
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Breana Yaklin (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Alicia Jenner (Michigan State University), Summer Issawi (Michigan State University), Elizabeth Pollack (Michigan State University), Alyssa Bradley (Michigan State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

A small team of learning designers and one media specialist facilitated 20 course builds in two years to launch two graduate engineering programs online. Participants will learn how our trial and error approach to course development continues to evolve as we begin with a third graduate engineering program.


  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging the Accessibility Gap to Online Engineering Courses
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Summer Issawi (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Alyssa Bradley (Michigan State University), Elizabeth Pollack (Michigan State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How did the creation of two online graduate programs in Engineering create an accessibility challenge? How can we make equation heavy content and complex analytical figures accessible? This session will highlight techniques and resources to create accessible math via assistive technologies and universal design for learning principles.


  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Building Bridges for Bridge Builders: Evolution of Building Two Online Programs
Date: Friday, June 26th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Breana Yaklin (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Alicia Jenner (Michigan State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our design team partnered with the College of Engineering at a research one university to put two graduate programs online. Learn about the hurdles and successes of our journey as we collaborated with college leadership and units across the university to make positive institutional change and successfully launch these programs.


  • Education Session
Education Session
Measuring the effectiveness of online instruction in preparing culturally responsive early childhood educators
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Carolyn Brennan (Western Washington University)
Co-presenters: Mirium Packard (University of Washington), Jodi Newman (University of Washington College of Education)
Track: Education Research Summit
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

This study examines the impact of coursework designed with the community of inquiry framework on the development of culturally responsive early childhood educators in their first year of an online bachelor’s degree completion program. Results suggest the program had positive effects on student attitudes, beliefs and perceived efficacy.


Asst. Professor of Instruction - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Deploying Customizable Learning Pathways in Online University Courses: A Case Study from History Courses at a Public University
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matt Crosslin (University of Texas at Arlington LINK Research Lab)
Co-presenters: Justin Dellinger (University of Texas at Arlington), Kimberly Breuer (University of Texas - Arlington)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Educators know that all learners are different, but building systems to empower individuality is difficult. This session will examine the results of utilizing one design structure called Self-Mapped Learning Pathways (which encourages learners to self-determine their educational experience) in online History courses at a Texas public university.


OER Coordinator - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Present and Reflect Session
Power, Proximity, and Placelessness: Implementing An Ethical Framework for Research and Engagement in Online Higher Education
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Benjamin Croft (Boise State University)
Co-presenter: Monica Brown (Boise State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Framework for Inclusive Research and Engagement explores the principles of reflection, refraction, and response to support research that centers underrepresented students. By recognizing that research epistemologies inform how education functions, we are better prepared to acknowledge the active role that universities continue to play in reinscribing marginalizing practices.


  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Reviving Reading with Collaborative Annotation
Date: Monday, June 22nd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Michael McGarry (CSUCI), Monica Brown (Boise State University), Benjamin Croft (Boise State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As researchers argue that students are less engaged with online course readings, educators are using collaborative annotation to renew students’ relationships with texts and with each other. This session looks at use cases from across the disciplines to provide participants with pedagogical models to follow on their own campuses.

 
Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Best in Track
Present and Reflect Session
Enhancing Instruction through the use of Adaptive Courseware and Research-based Teaching Practices
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tonya Buchan (Colorado State University)
Co-presenters: Stan Kruse (Colorado State University), Jennifer Todd (Colorado State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Through a grant from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Colorado State University is in the final year of scaling the use of adaptive courseware. To gain a holistic vision of the student and faculty experience, students were surveyed to determine their perceptions of the use of adaptive courseware and its impact on their learning. CSU will share student success and student perception data as well as survey results related to faculty use of research-based teaching practices.


Industry Showcase - Demonstration
It's Time For Some Zen: Expert Ideas For Reassessing, Recalibrating and Reimagining The Role Of Online Learning For Curriculum
Date: Thursday, June 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nic Rebne (CogBooks)
Co-presenters: Ronald Tavernier (SUNY College of Technology at Canton), Susan Holechek (Arizona State University-Tempe), Amanda Buckley (CogBooks), Heather Shelstad (CogBooks), John Ball
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 COVID19 is providing a unique opportunity to reassess how we think about online learning. Join this breakout to engage with experienced instructional designers and faculty who’ve created, delivered and successfully leveraged adaptive courseware to improve outcomes (and manage stress) for remote learners and on-campus.


Growth Marketing Manager - Bio & Photo
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk with Formstack
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clint Buechler (Formstack)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Our sponsor, Formstack, will lead off with a chat about overcoming institutional roadblocks to technology adoption.  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Online Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Beyond the Walled Garden: How Social Media and Custom LMS Roles Can Connect Students to Local and Global Communities
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Adam Maksl (Indiana University)
Co-presenters: Adam Bunnell (Indiana University - Bloomington), Mengyuan (Alice) Zhao (IUPUI CyberLab/CourseNetworking LLC)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Engaging with diverse local and global communities in online asynchronous courses is challenging, where we’re trying to connect students with the world outside of the “walled gardens” of learning management systems. This session suggests three strategies for using social media and custom LMS roles to help break down those walls.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Surrender the Crown: Informal, Student-centered Discussion with CourseNetworking
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Adam Bunnell (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Co-presenters: Adam Maksl (Indiana University), Mengyuan (Alice) Zhao (IUPUI CyberLab/CourseNetworking LLC)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Change the online discussion paradigm—from overly formal, instructor-provoked decrees into a creative, student-led learning community—with CourseNetworking! This free tool can take your class discussion to another level. Participants will be granted access to a live example course to try it out themselves.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Measuring quality of online courses: A study of adoption of quality standards and processes
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Bethany Simunich (Quality Matters)
Co-presenter: Barbara Altman (Texas A&M University - Central Texas)
Track: Education Research Summit
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

This study is an initial attempt to establish measurable implementation of tools and processes into an institution’s quality assurance approach. Both the creation and dissemination of online course quality standards needs to be explored at the institutional level of implementation to better understand how the local/individual implementation of those standards and QA processes are impacting online learning. 


Core Faculty Research - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Online Graduate Student Grit Strategies: Positive Mentoring Bridging Expectations, Emotional Intelligence, and Diversity Intelligence
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sheryl Kristensen (Walden University)
Co-presenters: Barry Sugarman (Walden University), Tom Butkiewicz (Walden University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

Faculty work with an increasingly diverse student body.  Leveraging strategies to best engage and mentor online graduate students can be challenging. Join us to learn about student grit strategies through a positive mentoring model that bridges student expectations, emotional intelligence, and diversity intelligence for developing resilient and successful students.


  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break - Coffee Talk With GoReact
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Wing Butler (GoReact)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
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. Wing Butler, representing our sponsor GoReact, will lead off with a chat about digital transformation is now risk mitigation.  We look forward to your contributions to the chat to see where it takes us.


Multimedia Coordinator - Bio & Photo
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Checking in or checking out?: Engaging distance learners by infusing active learning in the online “classroom”
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amanda Smothers (Northern Illinois University)
Co-presenters: Yvonne Johnson (Northern Illinois University), Daniel Cabrera (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you prevent students from “checking out” in an online course? What are the challenges to designing an online course that engages learners in active participation? Join us for a discussion of key issues in active distance learning and brainstorm active learning strategies to engage distance learners. 


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Building Bridges Between Technology and Pedagogy: The Creation of an Online Teaching Faculty Toolkit
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mandi Campbell (University of West Georgia - Carrolton)
Co-presenter: Myrna Gantner (University of West Georgia - Carrolton)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presenters will explain their work to scale up online teaching support at their institution. Random acts of improvement shifted to systematic, purposeful improvement. An Online Teaching Faculty Toolkit transformed scattered actions into a well-articulated and accessible vehicle to improve enthusiasm for and quality of online teaching and learning.


Mathematics Instructor - Bio & Photo
  • Summit
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Summit
HBCU Summit: Progress Around the HBCU Community - Part 3
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jan Boulware (Bethune-Cookman University), Kelly Carey (Bethune-Cookman University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6 - HBCU Summit
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Each presenter provides an overview of their project and then discusses their project with summit participants. 

  • "'E (Educational and Electronic)-Fortress' of Awareness and Understanding in the Humanities" - Presenter:  Jan Boulware, Bethune-Cookman University
     
  • "Promoting Robust Student Learning of Statistics with Open Education Resources"  - Presenter:  Kelly Carey, Bethune-Cookman University
     

Instructional Design Strategist - Bio & Photo
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
You're Teaching. Are They Engaging?
Date: Tuesday, June 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nancy Chapko (Gateway Technical College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You skillfully constructed a captivating online learning environment, but they’re not engaging as you intended. Despite varied content and methods, student engagement is unremarkable. Why don’t they seem to be making personal and lasting connections to the content you developed? Perhaps because they weren’t engaged in the most essential role.


Assistant Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Assessing the Role of Cultural Diversity in the Effectiveness of Gamification to Improve Statistics Learning Experiences by Online, Blended, and On-Campus Course Settings
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Discovery Sessions
Brief Abstract:

The aim of the study was to examine how the effectiveness of gamification on learning experiences might be affected by different course settings such as online, blended and on-campus approaches and cultural differences.


  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Carl Rogers, Teaching Presence, and Student Engagement in Online Learning
Date: Monday, June 15th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield)
Co-presenters: Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield), Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 2
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session reports on research linking Carl Rogers' model of Person-Centered learning and to the Community of Inquiry framework student engagement in online learning. Implications for practice center on usefulness of applying Rogers' Person-Centered Model of the relationship between the counselor and the client to the development of teaching presence in online learning.


Assistant Coordinator of Online Learning - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Throw Out the Bathwater But Keep the Baby: A Case for Synchronous Class Sessions
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Cheverton (James Madison University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Despite widespread availability of online synchronous tools, only 4 percent of faculty integrate regular sessions in their online courses. When faculty limit course delivery to asynchronous formats they risk “throwing the baby out with the bathwater.” Institutions can build a new vision of online learning that includes more synchronous interactions.


Associate Provost for Academic Affairs - Bio & Photo
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Help! I'm Stuck! When Your Big Initiative Stalls
Date: Friday, June 12th
Time: 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Pre-conference Workshop Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus), Carl Moore (University of DC)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Help! I’m Stuck! When Your Big Initiative Stalls brings together peers, collaborators, and friends from the IELOL network and beyond. Optimizing the use of personal learning networks, the workshop introduces proven change management and problem-solving frameworks and assists participants in planning thoughtful, strategic solutions when a leadership project/initiative stalls. 


  • Summit
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 1: Setting Institutional Strategy with the Support of Digital Learning
Date: Thursday, June 18th
Time: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Niemiec (University of Nebraska | University of Nebraska Online)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator), Elizabeth Ciabocchi (Adelphi University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating institutional capacity for ensuring student success in our ever-changing educational landscape requires digital transformation across organizations.  This session will provide leaders of all levels and expertise concrete examples, resources and calls to action for establishing institutional strategy that is supported by leading-edge online and digital learning strategy.  

 


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Other
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Virtual Bingo!
Date: Friday, June 19th
Time: 3:15 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Clark (University of Oklahoma) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4 - OLC Live
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

 Want to connect with other conference attendees while playing games and winning prizes? Plan to join the Virtual Speed Networking Lounge to take a break from all of the conference action, meet new people and play bingo!


  • Other
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: You Don't Know Jack!
Date: Wednesday, June 24th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Clark (University of Oklahoma) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Want to connect with other conference attendees while playing games and winning prizes? Plan to join the Virtual Speed Networking Lounge to meet other attendees, play the iconic trivia game 'You Don't Know Jack' and have your name entered for a chance to win a prize!  


Associate Provost for Digital Learning - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Mind the Gap: Exploring and Establishing Criticality Within a "Service" Organization
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Lohnes Watulak (Middlebury College)
Co-presenter: Amy Collier (Middlebury College)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we share how our organization has shifted from a service to a partner model in order to support our orientation toward critical engagement with the digital. Participants will leave the session with inspiration, ideas, and allies to support their goal of bringing critical engagement to their organization.


Web Content Specialist - Bio & Photo
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Faculty Development: Stop, Drop and Roll Out the New!
Date: Wednesday, June 17th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sue Bauer (UCF)
Co-presenters: Joseph Lloyd (University of Central Florida), Jackie Compton (University of Central Florida)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Center for Distributed Learning instructional designers as they share taskforce results addressing stakeholder needs to create an updated faculty development program.  Taskforce mission, goals, surveys, and recommendations will be presented. Participants will reflect on processes and a group summary will be completed.