All Sessions are in Central Time (CT). All sessions are considered BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). 
All Sessions are 45 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. 

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ALL SESSIONS (BY DATE AND TIME):
Tuesday March 31, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Designing, Implementing, & Scaling an Online Course Quality Review & Refresh Process with OSCQR
Date: Tuesday, March 31st
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Alexandra Pickett (Open SUNY)
Co-presenter: Robert Piorkowski (State University of New York - System Administration)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Session Duration: 3hr
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. 

There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $250 Early Bird / $275 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $445 Early Bird / $495 Full Price (total savings of $55).

 


Tuesday March 31, 2020 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Serving Adults at a Distance
Date: Tuesday, March 31st
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This is Jennifer Mathes pre-con workshop with CAEL. Will add description at a later time.

 

There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $250 Early Bird / $275 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $445 Early Bird / $495 Full Price (total savings of $55).


Tuesday March 31, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Quality Assurance: Implementing the OLC Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs
Date: Tuesday, March 31st
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global)), Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Session Duration: 3hr
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.

 

There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $250 Early Bird / $275 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $445 Early Bird / $495 Full Price (total savings of $55).


Tuesday March 31, 2020 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Help! I’m Stuck! When Your Big Initiative Stalls
Date: Tuesday, March 31st
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University ), Elizabeth Ciabocchi (St. John's University), Jason Rhode (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Session Duration: 3hr
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. 

 

There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $250 Early Bird / $275 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $445 Early Bird / $495 Full Price (total savings of $55).


Tuesday March 31, 2020 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Leadership Network
Date: Tuesday, March 31st
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Lynette O'Keefe (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Pre-Con Leadership Network - details to follow

 

There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $250 Early Bird / $275 Full Price. Select both an AM and a PM pre-conference workshop to receive special combo package pricing of $445 Early Bird / $495 Full Price (total savings of $55).


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
5 Steps for Building a Sustainable Faculty Development Program
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee)
Co-presenter: Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

In this workshop, we will discuss a 5-step approach for developing a comprehensive and sustainable faculty development program for online and blended teaching. Participants will discuss how they plan to complete each step at their institutions, and the facilitators will provide specific and effective examples to supplement the conversation.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Huron - Level 2
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Make it better with H5P!
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Marsha Beal (Andrews University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Huron - Level 2
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
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
 

 


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 1
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Professor, Tell Us a Story: Using the UofU Course Design Cards to Construct Better Learning Narratives
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Qin Li (The University of Utah)
Co-presenter: Jonathan Thomas (University of Utah)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 1
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Want your own website? Want to create OER? Content Builder can help!
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
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: Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
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 April 01, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Workshop
Collaborating with Faculty on Designing a Course with Adaptive Courseware: An Instructional Design Perspective
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Susan Adams (Achieving the Dream)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Begin Here: Creating Effective Learning Objectives
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: John Hollenbeck (University of Wisconsin Colleges)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Erie - Level 2
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
  • Research
Workshop
Research Summit
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Lynette O'Keefe (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning), Tracy Mullen Cosker (University of New Hampshire)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Erie - Level 2
Session Duration: 3hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Research Summit - more to follow


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Superior A/B - Level 2
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
  • HBCU
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Workshop
HBCU Summit: Affordable Learning Solutions & Everyone Can Code and Create
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (HBCUs - Tennessee State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Superior A/B - Level 2
Session Duration: 3hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

The 4th annual meeting of HBCU’s at  ACCELERATE 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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Chicago Ballroom 10 - Level 4
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Creating and sharing VR with Google
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Anymir Orellana (Nova Sotheastern University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Chicago Ballroom 10 - Level 4
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

A BYOD hands-on workshop to learn how to create simple VR content using free Google-based tools with your smartphone and laptop, and then view your product with an inexpensive VR head mount such as Google Cardboard. We will also discuss affordances and limitations of VR for learning. At the end of this lesson, you will have created and shared a virtual tour using Google Tour Creator. The tour will consist of at least two scenes of images that you will capture using your smartphone with Google Cardboard Camera. You will share your tour using Google Expeditions so you and others can view using a Cardboard and a smartphone.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Workshop
Training with Accessibility in Mind: Inspiring the Faculty to Reach Every Learner
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Wendy Torres (Coppin State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Huron - Level 2
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Workshop
Arming Students with OER
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Vera Kennedy (CSU Fresno)
Co-presenter: Michael Miguel (California State University Fresno)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Huron - Level 2
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop demonstrates an active learning exercise for teaching students critical thinking skills, searching and using OER, assessing OER and other sources, and attributing OER in course work. During the session, participants will observe a demonstration of the lesson then remix the activity for their own course or teaching discipline.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 1
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Cross-Institutional Professional Development: How to Use Gamification and Hybrid Modalities to Build a Learning Community
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Michigan State University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 1
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
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 April 01, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Work-Based and Online Learning: Blending Hands-On and Heads-up Learning for Accelerating Workforce Development
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Integrated Online Team-Based Learning: The benefits of Combining Synchronous and Asynchronous Approaches in a Collaborative Learning Environment
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Lead Presenter: David Williams (University of South Alabama)
Co-presenters: Julie Estis (University of South Alabama), Christopher Parrish (University of South Alabama)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

The Integrated Online Team-Based Learning (IO-TBL) model of course design utilizes asynchronous and synchronous modes of engagement to foster active learning. Participants will experience the IO-TBL model and will consider how it might be implemented within their own course contexts. Research findings from several semesters of implementation will be presented.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • 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
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Adam Maksl (Indiana University)
Co-presenter: Adam Bunnell (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Getting to the Bottom of Information Seeking Behaviors: A Game Show
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Anaya Jones (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenter: Trisha Prevett (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Understanding how students seek and consume information is important to designing learning opportunities. Join two librarians to learn about how students seek information and explore educational implications and potential library partnership. Bring your competitive spirit; knowledge will be shared via game-show style game.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Habit Your Way to Excellence
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Ellen Beattie (State of Maryland Department of Labor)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Implementation and Evaluation of a Course-embedded Faculty Advising Model
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Michelle Dennis (Adler University)
Co-presenters: Sarah Fornero (Adler University), Jennifer Snelling, Sahnya Thom (Adler University), Jamie Surles (Adler University), Erin McPheters (Adler University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Infrastructure Inversion: Building Bridges to a New Learning Economy
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Taylor Kendal (Learning Economy)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 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


  • Discovery Session
  • OLC Session
Discovery Session
Leading in a Time of Change and Transformation: Enhancing Your Leadership Capabilities
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Operationalizing Higher Education Affordability Initiatives: Starting with the textbook
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: James Paradiso (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Wendy Howard (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Discovery Session
Seeing the Light(board): High Quality Lecture Capture with a Low Learning Curve
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
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: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

See how the installation of a lightboard has brought out the creativity, passion, and expertise of one community college’s faculty. 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
Discovery Session
Tackling Big Data Assessment in Online Programs
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Eric Richardson (University of North Carolina
Co-presenter: Wilmington)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Teaching to the Whole Student Online
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Melissa Milliken (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation encourages online faculty to seek to understand and teach to “whole students” who have their own unique cultures, idiosyncrasies, needs, learning styles, anxieties and dreams.  Discuss and reflect on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, Bloom’s Taxonomy, scaffolding, praise, teaching styles, and student values, goals, learning styles and more.  


  • Discovery Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Discovery Session
The No Cost Pathway: Supporting Faculty in Going OER
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Vera Kennedy (CSU Fresno)
Co-presenters: Bryan Berrett (Fresno State), David Drexler (CSU Fresno), Michael Miguel (California State University Fresno)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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.


  • Discovery Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Discovery Session
The Syllabus Blueprint: Creating a Structurally Sound Syllabus for Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mattingly (Northern Illinois University)
Co-presenter: Claire Duvall (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Using Empathy, Genuine and Unconditional Positive Regard to Build Safety for Discussing Difficult Topics in the Online Classroom
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We propose a new theoretical model using Carol 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.

 

 

 

 


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Discovery Session
Using Principles of Experiential Learning to Promote Effective Learning Among English Language Learners
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Harriette L. Spiegel (The University of Tennessee - Martin)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Be a part of exploring Experiential Learning in the ESL (English as a Second Language) classroom, where diversity mandates a universal approach that features creative discovery and reflection as tools to deeper learning. This "Present and Reflect" session will review concepts of Experiential Learning applied to the ESL classroom.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
What motivates enrollees in a low-cost online MSCS program?
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chicago Ballroom 10 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 1
Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Creativity abounds! Flipping the Classroom and Project Based Assessments with Book Creator
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Wendy Torres (Coppin State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Present and Reflect Session
Facilitating LiFElong Learning: Meeting Learners’ Needs Through Creative Partnerships and Pathways
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Katie Sharpe (University of Memphis)
Co-presenter: Scott Vann (The University of Memphis)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Erie - Level 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Building Bridges of Practical Application in Online Learning with Open Design Methods
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Joy Yaeger (Regent University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Erie - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do we build bridges of practical application in online learning?  Follow the story of how interactive open design methods enhanced engagement and authenticity in online higher education programs, and learn how you can adapt these strategies and technologies to improve the quality of online education at your institution.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Huron - Level 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Present and Reflect Session
Not Your Average Online Advising and Student Support Model
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University )
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Huron - Level 2
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Mayfair - Level 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Programming Artificial Intelligence for a Writing Center: Applications and Future Possibilities
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Sipai Klein (Clayton State University)
Co-presenter: Justin Mays (Clayton State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Mayfair - Level 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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Michigan A - Level 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Reflect--Collaborate--Plan: Let's galvanize innovative teaching through online communities of practice!
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Emma Zone (Faculty Guild)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Michigan A - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty are change agents and paramount to the effective implementation of student success initiatives and technology-enhanced solutions. Come share in a conversation on supporting sustainable, measurable professional learning opportunities. This session will explore an innovative approach to online faculty development, by empowering reflection-based, national communities of practice.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Michigan B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
How Will Changes to Regulations and Accreditation Standards Affect Your Academic Integrity Policies and Processes
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Ashley Norris (ProctorU)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Michigan B - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Changes to regulations and standards for accreditation will begin going into effect in 2020. The proposed standards around academic integrity and student verification are simplified to focus on effectiveness, yet institutions, accrediting bodies and organizations are in discussions to determine that definition. We’d like to bring this conversation to OLC.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Using Design-Thinking to Help Students Reduce Procrastination in Online Classes
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Cynthia Wong (Utah Valley University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using principles of design thinking, participants will have an opportunity to design ways to help students avoid procrastination. In this highly interactive workshop, attendees will generate ideas based on empathy maps and user journey maps. Next, they will construct prototypes then test and refine their models.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Death by Discourse: Avenging Online Discussions
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Lainie Hoffman (University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz)
Co-presenter: Lynee Sanute (University of Colorado Denver)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Riverwalk Promenade - Level 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!


  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Educational Data-driven Dashboards as Building Bridges between Data and People in Online Learning Environments
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Arnon Hershkovitz (Tel Aviv University)
Co-presenter: Maya Usher (Tel Aviv University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The challenge of this session is to design the “perfect” educational dashboard for online courses. Dashboards visualize various information that can enhance teaching and promote learning in environments where most of students’ actions and behavior are hidden from eyesight.


  • 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, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Erin Blauvelt (Clarkson University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
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 April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Institutional Presence: Building A Learning Community Beyond The Online Course Through Multimedia Narratives
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Wanju Huang (Purdue University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online learners often feel isolated given their physical separation from peers and the institution. Efforts often focus on developing a learning community within the course to improve this issue. This presentation argues institutional presence should also be part of the solution. Examples are provided using multimedia narratives.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Dynamic and Humanistic Digital Strategies for Student Success
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Natalie Murray (Western Governors University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A data-driven change-management approach, technology platform, and humanistic engagement make all the difference in student engagement and success.  


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
From Zero to Engagement: Creating Versatile Assignments Using OER in MERLOT
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Cris Guenter (California State University-Chico), Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Elaine Lawrence (SUNY - Oneonta), Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University), Tammy Garren (None/Self/Individual), Bruce Bennett (Grand Canyon University), Esperanza Zenon (River Parishes Community College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Superior B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Conversation, Not Presentation
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Online Course Design and Delivery
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Lead Presenter: Jason Underwood (Northern Illinois University Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center)
Co-presenters: Jeff Suarez-Grant (California State University - Los Angeles), Megan Eberhardt-Alstot (California State University - Channel Islands), Michael Forder (Virginia Commonwealth University), Jennifer Howard, Stephanie Hinshaw (American College of Education)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Superior B - Level 2
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Accessibility: What Colleges Are Doing to Create a Change in Culture
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Megan Reinle (Orbis Education)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this open dialogue conversation 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!


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Bloom's Taxonomy and Digital Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Pamela Larkin (Jefferson Community and Technical College)
Co-presenter: Betsy Langness (Jefferson Community and Technical College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will engage all attendees in the exploration of the different versions of Bloom’s Taxonomy and how it applies to the digital learning environment as well as the blended classroom.  The attendees will participate in a discussion of the material and application to the everchanging eLearning environment as well as a hands-on activity to showcase the theory and its contribution to the educational setting.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Future-Proof Your Learning Infrastructure: Building an Architectural Foundation for a Next-Generation Learning Enterprise
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Chris Cardona (LearningMate Solutions)
Co-presenter: Chris Cardona (LearningMate Solutions)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join LearningMate in a conversation about redesigning the online teaching and learning infrastructure to optimize content management and maximize program development.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
MERLOT Smart Search: A Powerful New Tool for Finding OER
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Michael Plotkin (MERLOT Biology)
Co-presenters: Martin Zahn (Thomas Nelson Community College), Jim Bidlack (University of Central Oklahoma), Crystal Peirce (William Rainey Harper College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Biology Board presents best practices for the use of MERLOT’s powerful new SmartSearch engine. For educators searching for OER, SmartSearch is superior to other search engines in quality and ease of use based on the Open Education Resources EvaluationRubric. We found benefit to searching in a curated collection.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
More than Getting Them to Register: Building Successful Foundational Online and Blended Courses Using Adaptive Technologies
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Megan Tesene (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)
Co-presenter: Linda Silverstein (Educause)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 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.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online Lab Essentials from the Student’s Perspective
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Lewis (Madison Area Technical College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Policies and Procedures that may Hinder Morale, Motivation, and Engagement
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Helen Hammond (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Shaunna Waltemeyer (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

For institutions with a strong reliance on campus-based full-time faculty, there are likely several policies and procedures that may hinder morale, motivation, and engagement for remote faculty that must be addressed including; technology and equipment, faculty and student expectations, time and geography, and training and performance management.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Psychological Interventions for Online Courses - Affirmed Students Perform Better and Are Retained at Higher Rates
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Omid Fotuhi (WGU Labs)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students enrolled in online courses drop out at dramatically higher rates than conventional learning contexts. Research in psychology points to factors related to students' sense of self-integrity and identification with academics. This session presents results from a psychological intervention designed to reduce attrition rates and improve performance in online courses. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Purposeful Tinkering: Experiential Preparation & Networking in Virtual Worlds for VR-Ready Educators
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Bethany Winslow (San Jose State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Sheila Damiani (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Beverly Santelli (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Siege of the Ivory Tower: Protecting Institutional Identity from the Perils of Innovation
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Gabrielle Read Jasnoff (Bellarmine University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Cross the drawbridge and join your questing colleagues for a roundtable discussion on the defense of the liberal arts amidst the continued rise of online learning.  How can liberal arts institutions seize victory through innovation and transform educational delivery for a new dawn, without losing sight of who they are?


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Gooru of ALL Soft Skills Training is Yours FREE!
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Maria Fieth (California State University MERLOT SkillsCommons; Gooru Team Member)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract: The Gooru of All Soft Skills Training is finally here! It is Competency-Based! It is Comprehenive! And...it is FREE!
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using Your LMS as a Course Development Management System
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Trey Bechtold (Midwestern Baptist theological Seminary)
Co-presenter: Leslie Umstattd (Park University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will demonstrate how to use your LMS as a project management system. This system allows instructional designers to guide subject-matter experts through the process of planning, designing, and constructing an online (or blended) course. The session will provide visual exhibition of this system from two institutions.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
What’s on your Bib? Annotated Bibliographies, Changing by Degrees
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Donna Graham (Concordia University)
Co-presenter: John Bryan (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This research came about after reviewing over a thousand annotated bibliographies during more than two decades of combined experience in higher education at the doctoral level. As dissertation chairs and residency faculty it became apparent to that doctoral learners consistently missed the connection between the common descriptive annotated bibliography and their potential research. We noticed that annotations rarely reflected doctoral scholarship or the ability to read empirical research critically. This disconnection seemed to result from the lack of clear expectations, in the form of curriculum  instructions and faculty interaction, for the preparation of annotated bibliography assignments.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
When All Else Fails, Try Aristotle: Boosting Faculty Adoption of OER
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Mary Beth Kurilko (Thomas Jefferson University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Over 75% of university faculty report little or no knowledge of Open Educational Resources. When they learn about them, many are skeptical. Quality concern is common, but is that all? Why do most faculty ignore OER? This session will explore ways to persuade faculty to adopt OER, using a fellow thinker - Aristotle.


  • Discovery Session
  • HBCU
Discovery Session
Where Destiny Meets Legacy: Open Educational Resource (OER) Pilot Project in Introduction to Effective Oral Communication Course
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kekeli Nuviadenu (Bethune-Cookman University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed 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: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jason Guzman (Columbia University - Center for New Media Teaching & Learning)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Present and Reflect Session
Engaging in Equity in the Instructional Design Process: A conversation on where we are and how we learn more
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Amy Archambault (Davidson County Community College)
Co-presenter: Veronica Armour (Rutgers University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Erie - Level 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Using Video and Podcasting in Multiple Ways to Reach Your Students and Improve Student Outcomes
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Angela Thurman (Tarrant County College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Erie - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Educators must continually be upping their game to keep up with the technological advances that their students so are quick to adopt. In today's world of SnapChat, Twitter and Instagram, how can educators compete for their student’s attention?  The answer- to utilize technology to package learning in a new way. 


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Huron - Level 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Present and Reflect Session
A Road-Map of How to Inspire Transformational Change in the Areas of Innovation, Online, and Digital Education
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Elisabeth McGee (University of St. Augustine)
Co-presenter: Maria Puzziferro (University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Huron - Level 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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Mayfair - Level 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
What's Next for Instructional Designers? A Mid-Career Instructional Designer Roundtable
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Kevin Forgard (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Mayfair - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Calling all mid-career instructional designers who have been working in higher education for 10 or more years. Let's get together to discuss the state of the industry, its future, and how instructional designers can leverage their experience to build strategy and capacity for instructional design within the changing landscape of higher education. Bring your ideas and insight to share with our community.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Michigan A - Level 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Creator or Curator? An OER Decision-Making Strategy for Content Development in Online and Blended Courses
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
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: Michigan A - Level 2
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Michigan B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Murder on the Collaboration Express
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Lisa Boskovic (FIU Online)
Co-presenters: Rossana Quintana (FIU Online), Maikel Alendy (FIU Online)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Michigan B - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Educators, trainers, and instructional designers are often at a loss when group work fails to engage students. Drawing inspiration from ways people naturally interact and learn from each other, the participants will actively discover examples that illustrate game-based and collaborative solutions for online/blended settings in this gamified murder-mystery conversation.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Cultivating a Culture of Innovation on Your Campus
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
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: Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 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 April 01, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
An Equation for Effective Online Discussions: Technology + Pedagogy + Innovation = Community + Engagement + Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (Pacific Oaks College)
Co-presenter: Veronica Estrada
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Present and Reflect Session
Caring, Connection, and Community: How to Design Accessible Learning Professional Development
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kate Sonka (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging the Digital Divide: Technological Innovation and Partnership Yield Increased Agency in the Case of Higher Education for Sisters in Africa
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Tara Lopatofsky (African Sisters Education Collaborative)
Co-presenters: Rosemary Shaver (Marywood University), Mary Ann Zimmer (Marywood University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Higher Education for Sisters in Africa program engages Catholic women religious in online distance learning at higher education institutions in the US.  Program alumnae from East Africa, where access to Internet and electricity are unreliable, nonetheless enter the workforce as change makers, creatively leveraging technology in low development countries.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Superior B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Building Workforce Partnerships with Digital Badges
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Lead Presenter: Lisa Larson (Eastern Maine Community College)
Co-presenters: Alyssa Ford (Legacy Healthcare), Susan Manning (Credly), Brenda Perea (Credly Inc. & SkillsCommons)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Superior B - Level 2
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
An Adaptive, Fun, and Relevant Data Analysis Assignment for Your Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Angela Walters (Fort Hays State University)
Co-presenter: Shane Schartz (Fort Hays State University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We are excited to show you how to utilize a free (academic use) tool for online data analysis assignments. We've been using this assignment in our MIS course and have refined to achieve ideal learner engagement. Student feedback has been positive. This tool is adaptive and easy to implement.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Applying Millers Pyramid of Competence Assessment to an Online Health Informatics Curriculum
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Miriam Isola (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Discovery Session
Bridging the Gap in Online Student Success and Retention
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Sara Gallagher (Moraine Valley Community College)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Want to discover how we have begun to bridge the gap in student success and retention in online courses?  We'll share the details on how we were able to increase semester to semester ABC Success by 6.21% and increase retention by 4.45%.   


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Build That Bridge! - Moving from Disaggregated Content to a Cohesive Experience via Open Learning Solutions @ St. Petersburg College
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Tom Hinkley (McGraw-Hill)
Co-presenters: Nicholas Manias (St. Petersburg College), David Monroe (St. Petersburg College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There is no shortage of content in the world. Structuring that content in a meaningful way is the new battle we instructors face. Learn how St. Petersburg College moved past a one-size-fits-all approach and brought together original content, OER, videos, & adaptive learning via McGraw-Hill’s Open Learning Solutions.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building and Updating Multiple Bridges as Part of a Teaching and Learning Innovation Ecosystem
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Dan Gruber (Arizona State University
Co-presenter: WP Carey School of Business)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Moveable bridges as a metaphor for the challenges and opportunities in higher education today allows for many different perspectives for online learning and academic innovation.  As academic leaders who serve both as administrators and faculty in our Colleges we bring a unique vantage point to this topic and intend to share in this teaching and learning practice session.  We will present on our individual experiences at our institutions from these two levels and then will share some of our joint thinking that we hope will bring out perspectives from several ideas from the attendees at our session.

 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Creativity thwarts dishonesty: A conversation about meaningful multiple choice assessment
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Beth Robelia (Walden University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Academic dishonesty is a constant temptation for onlien students. Lockdown browsers, limited time, and item pools can limit cheating, but they do not stop it completely. What can we do to "Google-proof" our questions? Let's discuss how creativity and multi-media can refresh you item pools and discourage dishonesty.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Developing Collaboration, Communication, and Presentation Skillsets Through Program Evaluation Video Assignments
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Eric Youn (Walden University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Increasing learner engagement and instructor immediacy using interactive video for mobile learning
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Bill Knapp (Grand Rapids Community College)
Co-presenter: Matthew Dennis (TechSmith)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will consider how integrating mobile-freindly interactive media within the asynchronous online course may impact student engagement and instructor immediacy. Design-based research (DBR) case studies and examples will be shared and discussed.

 


  • Discovery Session
  • HBCU
  • Research
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Discovery Session
Innovative Workforce Partnerships for Artificial Intelligence Training
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Benjamin Manning (Socratic Arts/XTOL/TIF)
Co-presenter: Timothy Wilson (The Intelligence Factory)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation outlines the development of Story Centered Curriculum (SCC) and industry-recognized certifications for training Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) Engineers in partnership with the workforce center at St Louis University. Given the emerging need for industry-specific trained AI/ML engineers, this presentation will provide a model to develop and implement a short-term online training to address these data science skills utilizing Story centered curriculum, game-based psychology principles, mentoring, and innovative andragogical and project-based methods.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Learning Without Distraction: Designing Online Experiences that Build a Culture of Attention
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Jessica Morris (University of Pennsylvania)
Co-presenter: Sherri Place (Online Learning Initiative
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Emails, text messages, notifications, and calendar appointments: distractions are ubiquitous. Students will encounter a variety of interruptions to their learning, so how do we create learning environments that support online learners’ focused attention? Work in teams to generate concrete, implementable strategies for helping learners stay focused in online learning experiences.


  • Discovery Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Discovery Session
Multiple Means of Inclusion: Building Bridges via UDL
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Antonia Levy (CUNY School of Professional Studies)
Co-presenter: Carl Moore (University of DC)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to discover and assess our schools’ multi-pronged UDL initiatives to increase access and inclusion. We’ll share outcomes of our campus-wide efforts and hands-on resources for immediate use at your school. The aim is both to inspire new and existing UDL initiatives as well as to receive valuable feedback on our own UDL efforts.


  • Discovery Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Discovery Session
Supporting Accessibility through Faculty Learning Experiences
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Nargas Oskui (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Co-presenter: Phil Deaton (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the pilot that University of Michigan conducted to increase faculty development around the topic of accessibility. We will share our collaborative process for how to effectively implement universal design to benefit all learners. We will discuss our takeaways and how we want to move forward with this work.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
The Value of a Research Unit for Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Rob Nyland (Boise State University)
Co-presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Representatives from two online education research units share their histories,  mission, organizational structures, and functions. They will share an overview of the research initiatives in each unit and provide examples of collaborations between the units.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
When Roads (and Teaching Formats) Diverge: Pathways to Faculty Mastery
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Erin McPheters (Adler University)
Co-presenter: Kelly Munson Smith (Lincoln College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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?


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
When to Say Yes: Late Point Policy and Faculty Grace
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Beverly Santelli (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Sarah Robertson (Grand Canyon University-Phoenix)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Chicago Ballroom 10 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 3
Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Born Accessible: Providing Students with an Inclusive, Accessible Course Materials Experience
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Erin Lucas (RedShelf)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At institutions across the country, less than half of students with accessibility needs register with their DSO. So, how do you ensure your digital course materials are accessible to everyone? Join us for an engaging presentation to learn about digital accessibility and how it impacts course materials.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Developing Faculty to Support a Large-scale Course Redesign Initiative
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
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: Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Through a grant from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Colorado State University (CSU), 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 research-based teaching practices.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Erie - Level 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Orienting Students for Online Learning: Creating a Holistic Program to Build a Foundation for Success
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Kristen Seldon (Innovative Educators)
Co-presenter: Meg Foster (Innovative Educators)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Erie - Level 2
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!


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Huron - Level 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Present and Reflect Session
Power, Proximity, and Placelessness: Implementing An Ethical Framework for Research and Engagement in Online Higher Education
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Benjamin Croft (Boise State University)
Co-presenter: Monica Brown (Boise State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Huron - Level 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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Mayfair - Level 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
“Doing Good in the Neighborhood” Forging partnerships to create digital learning environments that build better communities
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Burgner (Texas A&M University )
Co-presenter: Kenneth Taylor (Texas A&M University )
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Mayfair - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What does a higher education - center of nonprofit and a state workforce commission agency have in common? Both seek to provide quality digital learning opportunities for professionals who oversee state programs. Professionals who are leaders among staff, families, and their community, but may lack time or resources to develop their skills professionally. Join us as we discuss and strategize how this forging of partners to create digital learning opportunities will help build better communities.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Michigan A - Level 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Remove the Dams Blocking the Flow of Faculty to your New Digital Initiative!
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Kevin Berg (Portland State University)
Co-presenter: Johannes De Gruyter (Portland State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Michigan A - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do we introduce new digital initiatives to faculty who are busy and cautious about disrupting their courses? Then, once engaged, allow their creativity to flow into a use case? In our session, we discuss how to remove these barriers so we can deepen the pool of relevance and buy-in.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Michigan B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • 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: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Michigan B - Level 2
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • 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: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
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: Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 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?


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
The Online Faculty Academy Ascent
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Julie Hewitt (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)
Co-presenter: Michael Gau (University of Wisconsin Platteville)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Present and Reflect Session
Threaded Discussions: Are “Non-Native” Speakers of English Really at a Disadvantage?
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Lynn Shafer Willner (Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Does the use of threaded discussion in English-dominant universities privilege intrinsically privilege those learners who had 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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
New Dog, Old Tricks: Bridging Old and New Quality Assurance Practices for Large-Scale Digital Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Biz Rapp (Bellevue University )
Co-presenters: Katherine Ostdiek (Bellevue University), Janel Heitz (Bellevue University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
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 April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Introducing OLC's Newest Scorecard
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

More to come later.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Superior B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Something To Talk About: Apps and Hacks
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Superior B - Level 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.


Wednesday April 01, 2020 - 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Sheraton Chicago Ballroom - Level 4
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
A Pedagogy For The Digital Age
Date: Wednesday, April 1st
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Zeynep Tufekci (University of North Carolina)
Track: N/A
Location: Sheraton Chicago Ballroom - Level 4
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

More and more learning integrates a digital component. Some classes are fully online but even those that are not often incorporate a class website, a forum or a similar tool. People from all works of life can engage in self-directed learning via MOOCs and other digital offerings. Meanwhile, more and more classes are equipped with cameras, microphones and student computers that network with one another. Artificial intelligence, too, is increasingly integrated into learning. Students can find their work graded or their questions answered with the help of artificial intelligence. There’s no doubt that these tools present a wide range of opportunities for teachers and students, but they also come with challenges and pitfalls. Digital tools can be used to empower teachers or students, or they may be used to control and surveill—creating conditions that we know aren’t conducive to best kinds of learning even if they appear to work in the short run. As teachers, how do we avoid turning our classrooms into little panopticons that communicate mistrust? How do we envision a pedagogy based on trust and empowerment that incorporates all that these new technologies can offer, rather than the low-road? This talk will outline some of the opportunities and pitfalls that confront us, and outline some considerations for a healthy digital pedagogy for the digital age.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Sheraton Chicago Ballroom - Level 4
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Teaching Excellence + Technology Innovations: Empowering Students to Engage and Learn
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Flower Darby (Northern Arizona University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Chicago Ballroom - Level 4
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

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


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
8 Simple and Effective Strategies for Engaging Online Students
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

I will discuss 8 simple and effective strategies I used to engage students in my undergraduate-level, fully-online summer course in Women’s and Gender Studies. These strategies included context-based readings, recursive quiz design, escalating discussion prompts, video response shout-outs, in-video quizzing, proactive student support, reflective surveys, and badges for module completion.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Bridging the gap in research skills for graduate students
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Bernadette Mirro (Marymount University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Carl Rogers, Teaching Presence, and Student Engagement in Online Learning
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
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: Ballroom Promenade - Level 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.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
CREATING DIGITAL BADGES USING ADOBE SPARK
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Ramiro de la Rosa (University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you spend hundreds of hours looking for badges online? Do you find it nearly impossible to locate the ideal badge?
Now, you don't have to settle for someone else's badge! You can learn how to develop digital badges using Adobe Spark for use in your learning management system (LMS). ​


  • Discovery Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Discovery Session
Ending Educational Inequality: A Community Model for the Country
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will describe one of the most effective initiatives in the country for eliminating educational and economic inequity-the Tangelo Park Program. This is a commitment with virtually no bureaucracy where community citizens make all decisions in a once a month meeting.  Tangelo in unique because funding is assured in perpetuity. Data will show dramatic increases in high school completion, college graduation, and radically reduced crime. The preschool programs established school readiness and an effective parent leadership program increases student advocacy.          


  • Discovery Session
  • HBCU
Discovery Session
HBCU Faculty as Instructional Designers: Engaging Pre-Service Counseling Students through Culturally Responsive Content and Context in an Online Course on Multicultural Counseling Competencies.
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Sheila Witherspoon (South Carolina State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Innovating to Catch Creative Cheaters - A Continuous Cycle
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As much as technological innovation fosters positive advances in higher education, it also provides shrewd avenues for tech-savvy students to devalue education by cheating. We’ll discuss cheating methods we’ve witnessed, innovations built to detect and prevent these attempts, and data we analyze to keep ahead of trends in academic dishonesty.


  • Discovery Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Discovery Session
Preparing Faculty to Design and Develop Accessible Online Courses: A Self-Paced Interactive Online Training
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Kristlyn Thomas (Loyola University - Chicago)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Preparing Students for Their Careers via Facebook Communities
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Cyndi Allen (Strayer University)
Co-presenters: Christy Heid (Strayer University), Dimetri Horner (Strayer University)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Increasing graduates’ employment rates should, in addition to graduation rates, be the focus of higher education.  With this focus in mind, Career Communities on Facebook were created to provide a platform for students to network with peers and professionals in their chosen fields. These communities have impacted students in various ways.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Promoting the Development of Professional Presence for Students in Health Professions Programs, through the Use of Social Media
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College)
Co-presenter: David Rosenthal (Southwest Tennessee Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Rethinking the Role of Instructional Design Models in Developing Digital Courseware and Online Courses
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Kuang-Chen Hsu (Notre Dame Learning
Co-presenter: University of Notre Dame)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Discovery Session
Using two-way communication between students and instructors to bridge transactional distance: Experiences of online full time faculty
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Rick Holbeck (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online students sometimes feel disconnected from the online classsroom because of the transactional distance. Instructors are using technology to have two-way communication with their online students, which gives them more of a connection and helps ease student anxiety and issues in the classroom.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
When the Bridge is the Destination: The Sweet Spot between Faculty Development and Instructional Design
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
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: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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.

 
  • Discovery Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Discovery Session
Where to with the LMS? Rethinking digital spaces to improve engagement
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Carly Brady (Madison Area Technical College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will share our experience with piloting an "alternative" to the traditional LMS at a large Technical College. We will explain how we rapidly implemented the tool, participants attitudes towards the traditional LMS versus the alternative LMS, and share results of our pilot and the impact on our faculty and student's.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Writing directions for digital learners
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Lauren Lovvorn (Park University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Chicago Ballroom 10 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 4
Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Present and Reflect Session
Promoting Student to Student Engagement Outside the Virtual Classroom
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sharon Goldstein (Berkeley College - Online)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do your students express feeling isolated and alone?  Join Berkeley College as we share an innovate program for creating community and connection among online students, designed to replicate the camaraderie often found on college campuses.    Leave with a roadmap for immediate implementation at your institution. 

 


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging the Gap With Synergy: A Case Study on Integrating Internal Design Resources With External Partners in Higher Education
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Helen Chen (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Co-presenter: I-Pang Fu (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Erie - Level 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Purposeful Innovation Through Iterative Course Design
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Penny Ralston-Berg (Pennsylvania State University - World Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Erie - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We’re at an innovation conference with shiny objects and new tools to try. But are we on a path to using tools for technology's sake. How can we be more purposeful about innovation? This session breaks down real examples of iterative course design based on needs, situation, resources, and goals.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Huron - Level 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • 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: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Wendy Torres (Coppin State University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Huron - Level 2
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Mayfair - Level 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Connecting a Conduit of Learning Analytics to Proactive Student Support
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Kevin Berg (Portland State University)
Co-presenter: Shoshana Zeisman-Pereyo (Portland State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Mayfair - Level 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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Michigan A - Level 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
We built the bridge, but not everyone will cross! A discussion about overcoming faculty reluctance regarding online education.
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Scott Wylie (Chaminade University of Honolulu)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Michigan A - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While some faculty are eager to adopt innovative instructional methods to engage their students through online learning, many are hesitant to enter this new frontier in education. We will discuss solutions to these challenges and share strategies to help even the most reluctant faculty cross the bridge toward online learning.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Michigan B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • 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: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Meina Zhu (Wayne State University)
Co-presenter: Ke Zhang (Wayne State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Michigan B - Level 2
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. 


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Mississippi - Level 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Comparing online and on-campus learning experiences in a blended synchronous learning environment
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Janet Zydney (University of Cincinnati)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Mississippi - Level 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.  


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Ohio - Level 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Part Deux: Discussion on the Rocks? Add a Twist of Fresh Alternatives!
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Laurie Berry (University of Wisconsin Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Kristin Kowal (University of Wisconsin System)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ohio - Level 2
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.

 
Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Let’s Innovate: Using social media to promote COI in online courses
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Courtney Griffin (Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University )
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 Social media can be used as a way to increase community of inquiry in online courses, where students are often completing their coursework alone. During this session we will answer the question, how might we use social media to promote community of inquiry in online courses regardless of discipline? 


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Implementing an Online Training Program for Multi Course Section Instructional Teams
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Lead Presenter: Nikolaos Linardopoulos (Rutgers
Co-presenter: The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
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 and the assessment process through which instructors are certified to teach the course.  


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed 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: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Matt Crosslin (University of Texas at Arlington LINK Research Lab)
Co-presenters: Justin Dellinger (University of Texas at Arlington), Kim Breuer (University of Texas - Arlington)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Technology as Superstructure: Using An Online Process to Absorb Workload and Bridge Gaps in Student Peer Team Reviews
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Matthew Jennings (University of Alabama - Birmingham)
Co-presenter: David House (University of Alabama - Birmingham)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging the Gap in Internal Quality Matters Course Reviews: Interpreting Trends to Inform Practices
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Nicole Schmidt (The University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Superior B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Leading in Online Learning Environments: A Conversation About Challenges and Solutions
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
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: Superior B - Level 2
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.  


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Accessibility - With a Little Help From My Friends
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Barbara Taylor (California State University San Marcos)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do your students struggle to read the material? Do they read the material? Are your course materials in accessible formats that fit the needs of all students? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, come engage in conversation on how to remediate and create accessible content so your students can consume it the format they prefer. Learn how we created a marketing plan to encourage faculty and students to use one of our newest accessibility tools. Learn which friends (software and human) have helped us reboot our accessibility awareness to increase inclusivity.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Bridge the Gap in Your Professional Development: Become a MERLOT Peer Reviewer
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Building a business case for localization tools in eLearning
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Ian Henderson (Rubric)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Getting management to agree to invest in tools and automation can be difficult. In this session, learn how to make a business case for investing in translation and localization tools and automation.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
BYU-Idaho’s Continuous Course Improvement Model
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Eric Karl (Brigham Young University - Idaho)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

BYU-Idaho’s continual course improvement model uses an innovative organizational structure to foster effective collaboration between full-time university faculty, online adjunct instructors, and online instructional designers.  This model maximizes the expertise of all parties and the result is a structure and process for continuous improvement of online students’ experiences.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Conversation, collaboration, community: developing a blended learning Indigenous health course for nursing students.
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Tanya Park (University of Alberta)
Co-presenter: Laurie Candy (University of Alberta)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Developing an Indigenous health course focused on introducing students to a variety of historical realities and contemporary issues relevant to Indigenous people’s health in Canada required collaboration and innovative use of learning technologies. Student learning was enhanced by the use of online game elements and other learning activities that enabled them to find their own path and work at their own pace through much of the material.
 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Innovation, Collaboration, and Advocacy: Strategies and Lessons Learned from Faculty Professional Development on Blended Learning
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
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: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Discovery Session
Learner-Centered Faculty: Designing Faculty Activities Around the Student Journey
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jennie Sanders (Western Governors University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how WGU uses journey mapping to design faculty support around the student journey and improve student outcomes. This session will share the design principles, as well as engage participants in reflection and discussion about how to apply journey mapping in various contexts.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Navigating challenges associated with organizational change around online/blended learning in higher education
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Andrew Topper (Grand Valley State University)
Co-presenter: Kelley Senkowski (Ferris State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using a research-based framework for promoting successful implementation of online or blended education, three case studies will be shared highlighting the challenges and opportunities drawn from available institutional data and policies along with recommendations for practice.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Organizational Sustainability Index for Online Programs in Higher Education: A Delphi Study
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Priscilla Parsons (Lamar University)
Co-presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many suggest the online higher education market has reached saturation, demand has stabilized, and online education must find a way to move into sustainable production. However, attributes and competencies to enable sustainment are largely undefined.  This research study translated conditions of viability through the development of an organizational sustainability index.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Pure Heart Leadership- An Authentic Approach for Higher Ed Leaders
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Shana Garrett (Walden University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Reimagining a Virtual Learning Experience for Underserved Learners
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Cat Jackson (TEL Library )
Co-presenters: Kody Long (Oklahoma State University), David Thomas
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Surrender the crown: Informal, student-centered discussion with CourseNetworking
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Adam Bunnell (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
  • Research
Discovery Session
The Evolution of Adaptive Predictive Analytics
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Connie Johnson (Colorado Technical University), Colm Howlin (Realizeit)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Two universities discuss their partnership with Realizeit investigating predictive analytics within the context of adaptive learning. We will discuss the methods behind our research and also the implications of our findings for improving course design and addressing student success using adaptive learning.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The Pencil Is Mightier Than The iPad
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Kenji Ikemoto (Stanford University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The ease of use and intuitive application of the Apple Pencil has been a game-changer that has revived our campus iPad program. Join us to engage with solutions to various instructional challenges using the Apple Pencil and iPad Pro.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Throw Out the Bathwater But Keep the Baby: A Case for Synchronous Class Sessions
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Sarah Cheverton (James Madison University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When institutions and faculty overemphasize the flexibility and convenience of online learning by limiting its delivery to an asynchronous format, they risk “throwing the baby out with the bathwater.” Higher education should insist that institutions build a new vision of online learning that includes more online synchronous interactions.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Chicago Ballroom 10 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 5
Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Open Textbooks as a Catalyst for Education Innovation in Online and Digital Learning
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Nobuko Fujita (University of Windsor)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
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 April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging Cultures: Creating Virtual and Augmented Reality for Global Collaborative Learning
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Mark Frydenberg (Bentley University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Erie - Level 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Solving the Rural Educational Crisis
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Kim Maier (Southwest Wisconsin Technical College)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Erie - Level 2
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.  


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Huron - Level 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Inspiring Faculty: Improving Student Outcomes through Increased Faculty-Student Engagement
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Morgan Johnson (Ashford University)
Co-presenters: Cole McFarren (Ashford University), Alan Belcher (Ashford University), Marjorie Estivill (Ashford University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Huron - Level 2
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Mayfair - Level 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
To PhD or Not to PhD: Is That Your Question?
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Kate Miffitt (California State University Office of the Chancellor)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Kate Sonka (Michigan State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Mayfair - Level 2
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.

 
Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Michigan A - Level 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Teaching Identities and the Learning Sciences: Questions of Research to Practice
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Steven Weiland (Michigan State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Michigan A - Level 2
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?   


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Michigan B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Bridging the gap between students’ lives inside and outside the classroom: using personas for course development
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University)
Co-presenter: Erin Blauvelt (Clarkson University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Michigan B - Level 2
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 April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Mississippi - Level 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • 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: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Rob Nyland (Boise State University)
Co-presenter: Benjamin Croft (Boise State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Mississippi - Level 2
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Ohio - Level 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Faculty Self-Reflection: How Adaptive Technology Can Inform Faculty Development
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Reginald Jackson (Northwestern University)
Co-presenters: Reba-Anna Lee (Northwestern University), Alyssa Dyar (Northwestern University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ohio - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you looking for a way to encourage instructors to think critically about their courses and to promote reflective evaluation? We have a tool for that!  We are developing an adaptive tool to meet instructors where they are. It will help faculty to assess their course design and teaching strategy.

 


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Prototyping High-Impact Online Activities
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jeanne Kerl
Co-presenters: David Noffs (Northwestern University School of Professional Studies), Kristina Wilson (Northwestern University School of Professional Studies)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 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.)


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Online Teacher Identity Development: What May We be Missing?
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Syeda Hafsa (Center for Learning in the Digital Age
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Riverwalk Promenade - Level 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. 


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Designing for Social Learning - taking the "groan" out of group work.
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Nicole Messier (Rasmussen College-Illinois)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Metrics of Success: Quality, Access, and Affordability
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kathleen Bulger (Florida International University - Miami)
Co-presenters: Herminia Lezcano (Florida International University - Miami), Michelle Stefano (Florida International University - Miami)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session presents a pilot study of the restructuring of our instructional design team to support the State of Florida’s initiative surrounding quality, access, and affordability for online learning. Participants will reflect on the successes and drawbacks of the pilot and evaluate possible implementation and level of impact within their institution.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Motivating Students to Learn by Bringing Growth Mindset Insights into Course Design and Teaching
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Ye Liu (Boston University - Office of Distance Education)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Superior B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Sympathy for the Vendor: Building Bridges for Effective Ed-Tech Partnership
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma), Veronica Armour (Rutgers University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Superior B - Level 2
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
#NWSCHL: Faculty and students share how a new discussion platform is transforming the possibilities of online learning
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Co-presenter: Veena Radhakrishnan
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Three aspects of traditional online learning environments--the linear nature of discussions, the lack of visuals, and limited ownership of ideas and knowledge—challenge authentic engagement and deep learning. This session highlights research on student and faculty experiences using a new discussion platform and uncovers the possibilities of online learning.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
A Strategic and Intentional Approach to New Online Program Development and Launch
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Amber Simos (Indiana Wesleyan University)
Co-presenters: Jacob Whitenack, Deanna Bowman, Jessee Miller
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The focus of the Strategic Program Launch team at IWU-National & Global is vetting and prioritizing new program ideas using an innovative process. By using this process, new program ideas are gathered throughout the organization, vetted and prioritized using a clear process, and evaluated for effectiveness after launch. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building Adjunct Faculty’s Capacity to Innovate
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Julin Sharp (Marist College)
Co-presenter: Jaime Lynne Bishop (Marist College)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
  • Research
Discovery Session
BUILDING BRIDGES TO FACULTY: PROFESSOR-RELATED OBSTACLES AND OPPORTUNITIES IN DEVELOPING ONLINE COURSES FOR TRADITIONAL UNDERGRADUATES
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Gassin (Olivet Nazarene University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation, we share results of a study assessing (a) faculty perceptions of online courses for traditional undergraduates and (b) the process of on-boarding professors interested in teaching such courses. Attendees will consider how our faculty’s responses may compare to their own and brainstorm ways of overcoming obstacles.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Cross-Enrollment: Creating a New Paradigm for Online Student Success.
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Kate Jordahl (CCC California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI))
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Automated cross-enrollment is a gamer changer for California. Come hear how the CVC-Exchange of California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative with the California Community colleges are helping students to find the classes they need to graduate and transfer. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Design for Learning with Neuroscience, UDL and Inclusive Teaching
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Tianhong Shi (Oregon State University)
Co-presenter: Eliza Blau (Rutgers)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Dissolve faculty resistance by identifying and addressing their true source of resistance
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Holly Whitaker (D2L)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Embracing Controversy to Improve the Impact of Online Biology Education
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Michael Plotkin (MERLOT Biology)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online instructors expect information literacy, yet the online environment can make actual assessment of critical skills problematic. I argue embracing controversy in biology is a high impact teaching strategy. I present strategies for including controversy in online biology to increase engagement and teach both core biology concepts and critical analysis.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Fostering Student Engagement via Professional Associations
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Ashley Dugger (Western Governors University)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Instructional Design and Online Standards
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University - Long Beach)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Sound collaboration: the design and implementation of an online phonetics course
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
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: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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.


  • Discovery Session
  • OLC Session
Discovery Session
Stay on Top of Your Game! Professional Development for the Learning Design Professional
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Taking Your Courses from Snores to Scores: Digital Ways to Create Meaningful Learning Experience in Online and Blended Courses
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Hong Wang (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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 Value of Visuals in Online Learning
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Ryan Eash (TechSmith Corporation)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual, and 40% of learners respond better to visual information than text alone. Come and participate in this interactive session to see how visuals can improve communication in online learning.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Trial and error: Our iterative approach to developing online courses
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Breana Yaklin (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Alicia Jenner (Michigan State University), Alyssa Bradley (Michigan State University), Summer Issawi (Michigan State University), Elizabeth Pollack (Michigan State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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.
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Megan Wilson (Murray State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Valuable Teaching and Learning Skills: Insights from Long-term Online Instructors
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This research presentation shares the results of an interview-based study of 33 faculty who have taught online for 10 years or more. The presenter will share the faculty’s perceptions of skills that are most valuable for online instructors to have and skills students need to be able to succeed online. 


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Present and Reflect Session
Online Learning Leadership and Support: Building the Structure and Keeping it Together
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: John Vivolo (Katz School of Science and Health
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
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 April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Erie - Level 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Engage Learners in Deep Learning Through Interactive Tools
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: April Macadangdang (University of Miami)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Erie - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this highly interactive presentation, participants will learn how to create meaningful learning experiences using H5P combined with sound instructional design principles. They will leave the presentation with ingenious ideas in leveraging technology to create interactive content and learning objects designed to encourage students’ deeper learning beyond the classroom.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Huron - Level 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Keeping Up with The Courses: Exploring a Course Update Model
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Marnie Roestel (Central Michigan University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Huron - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Amid frequent textbook changes, ever-shrinking budgets, and thinly stretched staff resources, universities struggle to keep online courses up-to-date and engaging.  Faced with increasing enrollments and pressure for more online courses, Central Michigan University developed a fiscally responsible model, allowing for the expansion of online offerings while keeping existing courses current. 


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Mayfair - Level 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Online Courses: Yes, It Is Personal
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Mark Collins (University of Tennessee The - Knoxville)
Co-presenter: Sara Williamson (University of Tennessee The - Knoxville))
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Mayfair - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 Engaging students with interactive instructional lectures and questions to assess retention in real time.  Linking the student with instructor influence in the learning experience to increase engagement and ultimately learning outcomes.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Michigan A - Level 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
You're teaching. Are they engaging?
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Nancy Chapko (Wisconsin Technical Colleges | University of Wisconsin - Stout)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Michigan A - Level 2
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Michigan B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Scaling effective digital teaching and learning practices in higher education
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Justin Dellinger (University of Texas at Arlington)
Co-presenters: Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities), Kelvin Bentley (Tarrant County College District)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Michigan B - Level 2
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 April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Mississippi - Level 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Exploring Online Instructor Effectiveness from Students' Perspective
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Allison Hunt (Doane University)
Co-presenter: Fitsum Abebe (Doane University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Mississippi - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The main purpose of this presentation is to identify characteristics of effective online instructors from students’ perspective. We used a convergent parallel mixed method design where quantitative and qualitative survey data were collected in parallel, analyzed separately, and the results were then triangulated.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Ohio - Level 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
A Cross-Institutional Model for Empowering Faculty and Transforming Curriculum
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Luca Giupponi (Michigan State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ohio - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you bridge between fourteen institutions to pursue a unified agenda? Our initiative empowers historically isolated, under-enrolled, and under-supported Less Commonly Taught Language programs in the Big Ten to cross-institutionally develop and teach online courses. We’ll share strategies for identifying faculty champions, empowering development teams, and ensuring sustainability.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Resolving Diminishing Engagement in Repeated Peer Review
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Riverwalk Exhibit Hall: Innovation Studio - Level 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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Student Connectedness in an Online Program: Bridging the Retention Gap
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Karen Conner (William & Mary)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Riverwalk Promenade - Level 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. Data describing student perceptions offer insights related to retention and satisfaction.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Competency Based Professional Development: A Guide for Developing Micro-credential Experiences
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Julie Steuber (Cardinal Stritch University)
Co-presenter: Lisa Plichta (Cardinal Stritch University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging Digital Marketing and Instructional Design: Rethinking Communication with SMEs
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Claudia Fernandez (FIU Online)
Co-presenters: Cinthya Rojas (Florida International University - Miami), Vanessa Medero (Florida International University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Social media and email have transformed the way that we communicate today. Effective communication is vital and success depends on those interactions. Join us to learn about the digital marketing strategies we implemented and to engage in a lively discussion, imagining new techniques for streamlining communications.

 
Thursday April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Present and Reflect Session
Bridge Over Barrier: Bringing the Writing Center to Online Classrooms
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sarah Prince (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Beth Nastachowski (Walden University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The convergence of increased non-traditional college students and the continued growth of higher education online has made equitable academic support services for disproportionately underprepared students a necessity. To make such support accessible, the Walden Writing Center is building bridges from virtual classrooms to our center through live, synchronous course visits.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Superior B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Building Bridges or Muddying the Waters?: The Questions We Face as Gen Z Demands More Videos and Interactive Course Content
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Lead Presenter: Stefanie Buckner (University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa)
Co-presenters: Robyn Hammontree (The University of Alabama), Tracy Hinton (University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Superior B - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Less is not more for Generation Z: they need and expect more videos and interactive course content than ever before.  However, practical and pedagogical questions arise as we respond to this need.  Join us to tackle these questions and to determine whether we should wrestle with these questions at all. 


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Apprenticeship University: A New Model with 2020
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Allison Hunt (Doane University)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Apprenticeship University (AU) is a new model of higher education with a completely online operation offering a more affordable Bachelor’s degree in half the time while participants gain on-the-job experience in areas like healthcare, cyber security, accounting, and data science. Employer partners cover a bulk of tuition.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Bridging the Gap: Solving the Problem of Bringing Exeriential Learning Activities to Online Capstone Courses
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Melinda Stanley (Indiana University - Kokomo)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
CBE Redesign with the End in Mind: Course Maps, Accordions, and Connections
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Donna Petherbridge (North Carolina State University)
Co-presenter: Jessica White (North Carolina State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Collaboration Time: Incorporating the Blackboard online meeting tool into your classroom
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Melissa Houston (Walden University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Creating a computer-based game to enhance student online learning: Design principles and learning outcomes.
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Ting Zhou (Fort Hays State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session showcases a computer-based game we designed and created for online disaster preparedness training. By using the appropriate software, instructional designers without sophisticated programing background can also create digital games that simulate real world scenarios and provide realistic learning environments. Design principles and learning outcomes will be presented.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Digital Pathways to Connect and Engage Students: Bridging Gaps with Online Leadership Development Opportunities
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Alexander Murray (Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Enabling Innovation and Dealing with Saturation: Developing the Next Online Business Program
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Albert Orbinati (Champlain College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online business academic programs are everywhere. How can colleges and universities continue to innovate their online business programs and stay competitive given the saturated marketplace for such programs? This interactive session will share lessons learned from Champlain College's formal program review process of its online business programs, and ask audience members to share their expertise and experiences with enabling innovation and dealing with saturation.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Everything I Need to Know About Online Teaching I Learned from a Hostage Negotiator
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Nicole Soto (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenter: Kimberly Salgado (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 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.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Nursing Educators' Perceptions of Teaching Information Literacy to Support Evidence-Based Practice: A Mixed-Methods Study
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Ann Deshotels (Northwestern State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Radical Revision: 1500 Courses in 4 Months
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Mary Elizabeth Smith (University of Phoenix - Main Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Reimagining Education Using the Power of Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Mike Olsen (Proctorio)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The systemic shift in education is calling for a redesign of the educational experience by harnessing the power of Effective Tools and Technologies. With advanced solutions to online learning like remote proctoring we are able to enhance student inclusivity and the availability of quality education around the globe.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Seeing through the fog: How to effectively change your LMS!
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Derk Riechers (Northeastern Technical College )
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will detail the complete journey to include the good, bad, and ugly of changing an Learning Management System (LMS) and why you may want to go down this foggy path! 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
What Can You Learn From YouTube About Creating Videos For Students?
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Molly Barnett (Fort Hays State University)
Co-presenter: Gulinna A (Fort Hays State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating videos is regarded as a daunting task among many instructors. In this presentation, we will use YouTube examples to showcase the practical techniques of creating high quality and engaging videos that instructors can adapt into their own video creations. Therefore, alleviating the stress of creating videos.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Chicago Ballroom 10 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 7
Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
How to Embed Interactive Platforms into your LMS: Make your Course Content Amazing
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (Pacific Oaks College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
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. 


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Conversation, Not Presentation
The Unconference – An Innovative Way to Foster Rapid Collaboration
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Cynthia Wong (Utah Valley University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Erie - Level 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
A Practical Vision for Connecting Students’ Education to Virtual Worlds
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: John Martin (Unicon)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Erie - Level 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.

 
Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Huron - Level 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Building Bridges for Bridge Builders: Evolution of Building Two Online Programs
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Breana Yaklin (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Alyssa Bradley (Michigan State University), Alicia Jenner (Michigan State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Huron - Level 2
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Mayfair - Level 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
Using Improv Techniques to Improve Designer-Subject Matter Expert Relationships
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Penny Ralston-Berg (Pennsylvania State University - World Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Mayfair - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Michigan A - Level 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Efficiently Producing Learner-Centered Videos (Con Altura!)
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Molly Ransone (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Michigan A - Level 2
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Michigan B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Setting Good (Behavioral) Defaults: How To Influence Student Expectations to Facilitate Better Learning Behaviors
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Adam Zolkover (University of Pennsylvania)
Co-presenter: Molly Sinderbrand (University of Pennsylvania)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Michigan B - Level 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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Mississippi - Level 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • 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: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
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: Mississippi - Level 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. 


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Ohio - Level 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Move over, Millennials...It’s Gen-Z’s Classroom now!
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Maikel Alendy (FIU Online)
Co-presenters: Melissa Vasallo (FIU Online), Jorge Montes (Florida International University - Miami)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ohio - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Gen-Z learners require a unique approach to communication, expectations, and knowledge acquisition. Explore innovative assignments designed specifically for Gen-Z learners in online and blended courses. Discover how to create effective and engaging assignments with innovative, native, and free learning tools. Discuss relevant literature on Gen-Z and their instructional needs.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging Existing Content into Learner Interactivity to Increase Engagement and Satisfaction
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Ellie Miller (University of Nebraska - Medical Center)
Co-presenters: Satera Nelson, Ryan Splittgerber (Vanderbilt University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop invites attendees to view course material in innovative ways to increase learner engagement through interactivity. Attendees will create an individual blueprint to plan modifications to increase learner interaction with a sample of their own course material. Presented guidelines, examples and interaction with presenters will guide the blueprinting experience.


  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Student’s Expectations vs. Experiences of Course Design in Online Writing Courses
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Lead Presenter: Catrina Mitchum (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Rochelle Rodrigo (University of Arizona)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Riverwalk Promenade - Level 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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging “Good Teaching” with Inclusive Design
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Kristi O'Neil (CSU Channel Islands)
Co-presenter: Lorna Gonzalez (California State University - Channel Islands)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Inclusive pedagogies are always “good teaching,” but “good teaching” is not always inclusive. This presentation is designed to help participants articulate what they already conceive as “good” online/blended/digital teaching, followed by a demonstration of specific, actionable techniques for inclusive design that they can use and share immediately.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Five Key Components to Successful and Engaging Online Labs
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Lewis (Madison Area Technical College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
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.


Thursday April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
A Strategic Framework for Online Learning: Insights for Developing a Masterplan for Online Learning at Your Institution
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Firm Faith Watson (Murray State University)
Co-presenters: Anthony Pina (Sullivan University), Jonathan Small (Regis College)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
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 April 02, 2020 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Superior B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Research
Conversation, Not Presentation
What a Personal Learning Network can tell you about PLNs & Why You Need One NOW
Date: Thursday, April 2nd
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
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: Superior B - Level 2
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 April 03, 2020 - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Sheraton Chicago Ballroom - Level 4
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Bridging Critical, Digital, and Open Pedagogies
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Rajiv Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Sheraton Chicago Ballroom - Level 4
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

What would teaching and learning look like if it foregrounded social justice and a pedagogy of care? How might we interact in digital learning environments if surveillance and suspicion hadn’t colored their very design? How could uncritically embracing openness in education reinforce the very power hierarchies we seek to challenge? Drawing on work in both critical digital pedagogy and open educational practices, this presentation will explore the potential of open pedagogy to transform, inspire, amplify, exploit, and damage.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Arkansas - Level 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Designing a blended course with emerging learning technologies to engage learners: A case study
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Meina Zhu (Wayne State University)
Co-presenter: Ke Zhang (Wayne State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Arkansas - Level 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. 


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
  • Research
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Bridging Performance and Expectations: A Log-Based Approach to Designing Effective Feedback in Mathematics E-learning
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Tomer Gal (Tel Aviv University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Feedback is a vital, yet insufficiently understood, instructional tool. Specifically, it’s not clear how to leverage feedback to help students overcome barriers to understanding. E-learning systems bear the promise of revolutionizing education; one way to achieve that is through feedback. I study the design of effective feedback in Mathematics E-learning.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Building a Pedagogical Practice: Online Professional Development for Graduate Student Instructors
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
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: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
  • Research
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Computational Thinking and Creativity: A Learning Analytics Approach
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Rotem Israel-Fishelson (Tel Aviv University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Computational thinking and creativity have been recognized as essential skills for the 21st century and are crucially important for solving the challenges the future holds. This study examines the relationship between these two constructs and how to instill and promote them from an early age using online game-based learning platforms.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
  • HBCU
  • Research
Graduate Student Discovery Session
E-Learning Designers, Collaborative Tools, and Innovation: A Study on Retention in Online Courses
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Christine Smith Ph.D. (Pasco-Hernando State College)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this quantitative study is to survey e-learning professionals regarding the design of e-learning courses and the higher education institutions in which they are employed. The goal is to determine the facilitating conditions that motivate them to include connective tools, as well as the perceptions of institutional innovativeness.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
E-learning model in educational institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Dzenana Rustempasic (University of Sarajevo )
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Engaging Students: How to use Flipgrid in your Online or Blended Courses
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Crystal Dodson (University of North Carolina at Wilmington)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Every Learner Everywhere: Action Research Awards Review
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Kate Lee-McCarthy (The Online Learning Consortium (OLC))
Co-presenter: Vanessa Peters (Digital Promise)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come join us to see where faculty/instructors have applied innovations to their instructional approach, determined through course evaluations that utilized available tools provided through courseware, leading to student success as recognized and awarded by the Every Learner Everywhere Network and partners.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
  • HBCU
  • Research
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Flipped Classroom: A Bridge to Success for Students with Disabilities?
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Robert Garcia (Southern University and A&M College)
Co-presenter: Nastassia Jones (Southern University and A&M College)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session will look into the flipped classroom as a blended learning model as students with disabilities address the rigorous concepts in High School Biology I course. Participants will take away instructional practices to respond to the current demands of high school education for these students.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Get the Content Every Time: Building Bridges of Collaboration with Faculty
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Co-presenters: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University ), Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College), Mark Wherley (Penn State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

By building bridges of understanding and collaboration, faculty and designers can work together to successfully create high-quality courses for students. Attend this session to learn about the new approach that is challenging our traditional processes, changing how faculty and designers collaborate, and leading to higher quality course designs.


  • Discovery Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Discovery Session
Inclusive Avatars and Narratives in Virtual Reality Biology Simulations
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Amy Pate (Arizona State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Increasing social capital and inclusion on-ground using online courses
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Courtney Griffin (Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University )
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students who participate in collaborative learning activities outside the classroom tend to get better grades, are more satisfied with their education and are more likely to graduate.  This online curriculum encourages a sense of belonging at 4-year institutions for underrepresented students, and build connections with other students and faculty/staff. 

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Kahoot! Technology for Improving Student Motivation
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Mary Shuma Rudberg (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Kathryn Atanasov (Walden University)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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-


  • Discovery Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Discovery Session
Online Graduate Student Grit Strategies: Positive Mentoring Bridging Expectations, Emotional Intelligence, and Diversity Intelligence
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Sheryl Kristensen (Walden University)
Co-presenters: Barry Sugarman (Walden University), Tom Butkiewicz (Walden University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
  • Research
Discovery Session
Peer Advising in the Age of Social Media: What do students say to each other?
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Support for New Hire Faculty in an Online School, with Remote Employees
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Linch (American College of Education)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Technology Knowledge Gap in Primary Age Children and the Effect on Online Testing
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Christine Menchaca (American College of Education)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore the current findings of research being conducted to examine the effect of an existing technology knowledge gap in primary age students. The students in the study are from a Title I school in a rural community of Georgia. Findings of the research so far are showing skewed data because of computer skills or lack thereof. 


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Present and Reflect Session
Authentication as a Bridge between Candidate and Credential
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins (SmarterServices)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
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. 


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Research in Practice: How an Instructor-Designer Team Launched a No-Cost, IRB-Approved Research Project in an Active Online Course
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University )
Co-presenter: Erin Carter (Pennsylvania State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how an instructional designer and a faculty member launched an IRB approved research project that involves analyzing student-produced artifacts from an active online course. From IRB proposal to study design to data collection, learn from our struggles and triumphs and draft a potential research study for your own project.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Colorado - Level 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Building self-regulated learning skills in distance education courses
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Tracy Stuntz (Clovis Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Colorado - Level 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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Erie - Level 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Using AI in Discussion to Scale Access to Quality Online Education
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Kasey Gandham (Packback)
Co-presenter: Kim Scalzo (SUNY - System)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Erie - Level 2
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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Huron - Level 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Building Bridges between Technology and Pedagogy: The Creation of an Online Teaching Faculty Toolkit
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Mandi Campbell (University of West Georgia - Carrolton)
Co-presenter: Myrna Gantner (University of West Georgia - Carrolton)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Huron - Level 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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Mayfair - Level 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Fostering Excellence and Community with Adjunct Faculty and Online Students
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Laurie Daily (Augustana University)
Co-presenter: Sharon Gray (Augustana University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Mayfair - Level 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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Michigan A - Level 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Identifying Practices for Self-Paced eLearning Design
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Kevin Forgard (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Michigan A - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Have you been involved in designing or developing self-paced eLearning training materials? These are learning modules that are designed to be used for interactive demonstrations, simulations, or branched learning activities. This conversation session will engage participants in sharing design assumptions in this area and establishing practices that enhance eLearning.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Michigan B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Press Record: Strategies to Encourage Faculty Collaboration and Communication through FlipGrid
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Danielle Henderson (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Dulce Ruelas (Grand Canyon University - Main Campus)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Michigan B - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Mississippi - Level 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Summer Data Science Online: Building Bridges through Collaboration in the Liberal Arts
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Evans (Liberal Arts Collaborative for Digital Innovation (LACOL))
Co-presenters: Sundi Richard (Davidson College), Jennifer Spohrer (Bryan Mawr College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Mississippi - Level 2
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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Ohio - Level 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging the Accessibility Gap to Online Engineering Courses
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Summer Issawi (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Brooke Knapp (Michigan State University), Alyssa Bradley (Michigan State University), Elizabeth Pollack (Michigan State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ohio - Level 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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Evolving Teaching and Learning Center Support for Online and Distance Learning
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
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: Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Reviving Reading with Collaborative Annotation
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Monica Brown (Boise State University), Benjamin Croft (Boise State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
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.

 
Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Is the Skills Gap Real? Challenging the Validity of the Skills Gap Perception and Focusing on the Actual Gap at Hand.
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Nicole Poff (Ashford University)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This active engagement session challenges the perceived “skills gap” and focuses on addressing the actual gap at hand; the skills awareness gap. Learn ten ways we have shifted our curriculum to help bridge the awareness gap and begin strategizing ways to conquer your own courses! 


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 8
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Best in Track
Present and Reflect Session
The Open Patchbooks
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Terry Greene (Fleming College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Superior A - Level 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • 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: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Kristen Walley (Rasmussen College)
Co-presenter: Julie Lawrence (Rasmussen College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Superior A - Level 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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Superior B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 8
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Meet the National Council for Online Education
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Superior B - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about a new partnership between OLC, QM, UPCEA and WCET. This panel session will talk about the work we are doing and special initiatives this group will tackle. Come prepared to talk about what online learning issues are important to you and help us identify areas of focus.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Arkansas - Level 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Development and First Year of WGU’s Online Competency-Based General Chemistry Course Series
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Daniel Branan (Western Governors University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Arkansas - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you get students to engage with an online chemistry course and how do you deal with the lab component effectively?  We struggled with this for years.  After trying everything we could think of, the completion rate hovered at 50%.  Come see how we are now achieving 80% completion.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Concurrent Session 9
  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
A bridge to the impossible: Pedagogies for teaching social work practice skills in a digital environment
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Valerie Leyva (CSU Stanislaus)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Social work practice courses require skill development in multiple interpersonal domains related to engagement, assessment, intervention and evaluation. A systematic review of published studies of online/blended social work courses reveals that networked learning, social constructivism and scaffolding represent the best theoretical configuration for achieving these skills in digital learning environments.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Answering Why: Strategies for Motivating Student Learning in Non-Major Classes
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Nathan Pritts (Ashford University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Badges and awards to motivate students
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Leslie Van Wolvelear (Oakton Community College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, I will:

• explain the purpose of using badges and awards in online courses
• demonstrate how to create digital badges
• discuss how I use badges and awards in my courses

This approach uses various tools in the LMS to motivate students throughout the semester in your course.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Connecting Faculty Development in Online Learning with the Needs of Adjunct Instructors
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Lora Taub (Muhlenberg College)
Co-presenter: Lynn D'Angelo-Bello (Muhlenberg College)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Just as bridges balance competing forces from different directions, so we must balance several considerations when designing faculty development for adjuncts new to online learning. We present on the transformation of a training program for full time faculty developing undergraduate online courses into a scaffolded yet agile model for adjuncts teaching adult learners in a blended certificate program.

 
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Designing and Delivering Contextually Relevant Hybrid Degree Programs
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: April Lawrence (William & Mary)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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 Sensory Experiences to Enhance Inclusion and Understanding in the Online Classroom
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Satara Armstong-Charlson (Brandman University )
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Contemporary learners want and need an enhanced online learning environment to truly understand intangible concepts, like social justice.  Using art to build sensory experiences in the classroom helps connect students to the material and helps humanize concepts like poverty, diversity, and other concepts that are difficult to understand in a sterile computing environment.  The purpose of this session is to share best practices in building sensory experiences, through art, music, and videos to help enhance the online classroom and connect diverse students to difficult material.  Students report feeling more connected not only to the material, but to the classroom as a result, which builds community online and helps retention. This type of curriculum development also helps diverse learners and promotes critical thinking in a way that transcends many cultural differences in learning.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Enhancing Online Discussions: An Improvement Science Approach
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Victoria Peaslee (Ultimate Medical Academy)
Co-presenter: Carrie Morris (Ultimate Medical Academy)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What (or whose) needs should teams prioritize for improvement? How will teams know planned changes made the intended difference? Educational teams often equate planning and reflecting as barriers to timely change when, in fact, it can lead to faster and more effective results. In this session, participants will learn how to leverage an improvement science approach to enhance instruction in online discussion forums with the goal of balancing student, faculty, and institutional needs. 


  • Discovery Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Discovery Session
Experiential and Affective Learning Online at Scale
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Jason Levin (WGU Labs)
Co-presenter: Diego Navarro (Western Governors University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about low-cost, scalable, and research-based strategies on how to build online courses to increase student engagement and improve outcomes. Effective pedagogical practices and modern web technologies combine to create deep learning experiences that create increased motivation and belonging.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Implementation of a Research Colloquium Series
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Donna DiMatteo-Gibson (Adler University )
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Keeping it Relevant with New Technologies: Game-based Learning, Virtual Labs, and Automated Writing
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Steven Silber (McGraw-Hill Higher Education)
Co-presenter: Scott Virkler (McGraw-Hill Higher Education-New York)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What do virtual labs, game-based learning, and automated writing have in common? They're about cutting-edge technology making education more engaging and relevant for millions of students; providing immersive hands-on experiences; creating simulated scenarios reflecting "real-life" work situations; and developing AI-driven solutions to improve critical reasoning and writing skills.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Leaving Tradition Behind: Teaming Up with the Library to Lower Student Cost
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Trisha Prevett (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenter: Anaya Jones (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Online Teaching and Metacognition in Nursing Education
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Bill Hamilton (Augusta University College of Nursing)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An online nursing teaching model will be presented for discussion and consideration that is designed  to increase student metacognition by engaging in metacognitive instructional strategies and instilling student agency that breaks down traditionally rigid classroom power structures between the teacher, learner, and content.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Peer Review Model - It isn’t the receiving but giving of feedback!
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Nicole Messier (Rasmussen College-Illinois)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Discovery Session
Promoting Inclusivity Through Collaborative Design Conversations
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Heather Garcia (Oregon State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
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
Protecting Innovation Through Undesrstanding Toxic Leadership
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Hinshaw (American College of Education)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
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. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The End of Marketing: Humanizing Your Brand in the Age of Social Media and AI
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Carlos Gil (The End of Marketing)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Social networks are the new norm, and traditional marketing is failing in today's digital, always-on culture where businesses across the world have to face up to how they remain relevant in the choppy waters of the digital ocean. In an era where a YouTube star gets more daily impressions than Nike, Coca-Cola, and Walmart combined, traditional marketing as we know it is dead. This presentation will reinforce that no matter how easy it is to reach potential customers, the critical relationship between brand and consumer still needs the human touch. Learn how to put 'social' back into social media and claim brand relevancy in a world where algorithms dominate, organic reach is dwindling, and consumers don't want to be sold to, they want to be engaged.


  • Discovery Session
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Discovery Session
Vi: A Multi-Vector Model Describing Institutional Opportunities and Challenges for Online Expansion in Public Universities
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Paul Sale (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Program, college, and university leaders will reflect on a multi-vector model for institutional decisions and how to shape larger spheres of educational policy and instructional technology. Participants will discuss the intersection of faculty rights, workload, academic policies, IDEA considerations, strategic enrollment management, technology planning, and ever-changing available technologies.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
XRchaeology: Teaching Archaeology With Mobile Immersive Technology
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Karla Berry (Southern Illinois University)
Co-presenter: Kayeleigh Sharp (SIU)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Ballroom Promenade - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this discussion, we explore how immersive experiences can be used to achieve pedagogical goals in the field or in the classroom. We will demo mobile apps created by our team at Southern Illinois University Carbondale to show how these new tools can be used to facilitate learning. 


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Chicago Ballroom 10 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 9
Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 9
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Getting Started with 360 Video and Photos in your Class
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (Pacific Oaks College)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Chicago Ballroom 8 - Level 4
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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 9
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging the Gap Between User Experience and Learning Experience Design
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
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: Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Colorado - Level 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Reflecting Upon Completing a Programmatic Alignment
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Jessica White (North Carolina State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Colorado - Level 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 April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Erie - Level 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Teaching a Pre-Designed Course
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
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: Erie - Level 2
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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Huron - Level 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
SUNY Online: Transforming the State University of New York Through Online Learning
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
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: Huron - Level 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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Mayfair - Level 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
Industry Partnerships: Giving Employers a Voice in the Curriculum
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Joy Henrich (Rasmussen College)
Co-presenter: Vik Aurora (Focus EduVation)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Mayfair - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Employers and higher education institutions can build valuable partnerships to jointly create relevant training courses and certifications. By giving employers a voice in developing content for training and courses that are taught by experienced and credentialed instructors, companies can hire and retain top talent, and employees can thrive and grow.

 


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Michigan A - Level 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
PRESENTING: A BIGGER PICTURE
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Todd Conaway (University of Washington | Bothell)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Michigan A - Level 2
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 April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Michigan B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Engaging Active Learning in Large-scale Courses
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Megan Gahl (Minerva Project)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Michigan B - Level 2
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.

 
Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Mississippi - Level 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • 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: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Steven Weiland (Michigan State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Mississippi - Level 2
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.  


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Ohio - Level 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Using Course-level Data for Research
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Ohio - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will focus on methods for using course-level data such as failure rates (DFW) and course GPA in research. The presenter will discuss the process of preparing course-level data and the methodology used in a research study comparing online and face-to-face courses taught by the same instructor.  


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
Concurrent Session 9
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Empowering teachers: engaging in continuous 21st century learning
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Lauren Owens (Agua Fria Union High School District)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Riverwalk Promenade - Level 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.

 

 


  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
So, Tell Me About Yourself: Personal Branding & Storytelling as Job Readiness Skills
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Alexandra Shinert (California State University-MERLOT
Co-presenter: SkillsCommons.org)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Riverwalk Promenade - Level 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Often, students don’t have the necessary skills needed to communicate their experiences and stories in an impactful way to the workforce. Developing critical skills such as storytelling and communication, we can help students be better prepared to share their impact. Learn storytelling and online branding techniques to enhance communication efforts.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 9
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
A Mind Stretched Never Returns to its Original Form; A Growth Mindset.
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: LaVonne Riggs-Zeigen (Grand Canyon University - Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Sue Small (Grand Canyon University - Main Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 1 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to encourage student success by changing their mindset. In this session, faculty will discover methods that will address issues that interfere with student progress when faced with critical feedback. Come explore strategies, resources, and research that will increase student engagement while helping turn their mistakes into positive opportunities.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 9
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Mind the gap: Exploring and establishing criticality within a “service” organization
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Sarah Lohnes Watulak (Middlebury College)
Co-presenter: Amy Collier (Middlebury College)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 2 - Level 4
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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 9
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Technology Enhanced Active Learning Spaces: Lessons Learned in Delivering High-Impact Instruction
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Joan Holmquist (University of California Merced)
Co-presenter: Cathy Pohan (University of California-Merced)
Track: Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
Location: Sheraton Ballroom 3 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Technology Enabled Active Learning integrates technology with active learning strategies to create rich collaborative learning experiences for students. The session discusses lessons learned regarding design and layout, governance structures, and resources to ensure successful instruction and learning in these special learning environments.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Superior A - Level 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Incorporating Media Literacy into Instruction
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University - Long Beach)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Superior A - Level 2
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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Superior B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 9
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Transparency and clarity: The way we define online, hybrid, and blended matters
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Lead Presenter: Michael Reis (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Co-presenters: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University ), Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College), Maricel Lawrence (The University of Montana), Monica Simonsen (University of Kansas)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Superior B - Level 2
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!


Friday April 03, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Arkansas - Level 2
Concurrent Session 10
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Student Engagement in the Humanities: Civil Rights and Active Learning
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Lead Presenter: James Karmel (Harford Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Arkansas - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session is about the preliminary work of a project involving student research, active learning, digital engagement, and the civil rights era in northern Maryland entitled "Active Learning and Student Engagement in the Humanities: Understanding the Civil Rights Movement in Harford County, Maryland."  The project is funded by a National Endowment for Humanities grant.  


Friday April 03, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Chicago Ballroom 10 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 10
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
How Can We Design Asynchronous Online Discussions to Maximize Student Participation and Engagement?
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Andrew Feldstein (Fort Hays State University)
Co-presenter: Gulinna A (Fort Hays State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Chicago Ballroom 10 - Level 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We investigate the influences of discussion design rules and instructor intervention on student engagement in asynchronous online discussions. Initial findings suggest that both strategies influence patterns of student participation.  In this presentation, we will discuss insights gleaned from the study that provide for best practices for facilitating engaging online discussions.  


Friday April 03, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
Concurrent Session 10
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Streamed Session
Present and Reflect Session
Bridging Learner Motivation and Online Course Design
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Streamed session
Lead Presenter: Meg Zurlage (Indiana University - Bloomington)
Co-presenter: Carrie Hansel (Indiana University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Chicago Ballroom 9 - Level 4
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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Colorado - Level 2
Concurrent Session 10
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Tools to engage Generation Z in online and hybrid environments
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Lead Presenter: Kelly Grant (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Colorado - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Tools to engage Generation Z in online and hybrid environments

Adapting teaching methods to the needs of students is not a new practice, however as Generation Z comprise an increasing number of students in both online and hybrid courses, it is helpful to understand which tools have captured their attention and improved their satisfaction with the course. This presentation will present five engagement tools that can be used in online and hybrid courses to increase student engagement. We will discuss simulations, games and active learning artifacts, as well as the incorporation of Open Educational Resources [OERs] that have led to increased ratings in student evaluations in our courses with high percentages of Generation Z students.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Erie - Level 2
Concurrent Session 10
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Closing the Skills Gap
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Lead Presenter: David Migliorese (Wiley Education Services)
Track: Lifelong Learning and Workforce Partnerships
Location: Erie - Level 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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Huron - Level 2
Concurrent Session 10
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
How OER degrees impact students, faculty, and institutions? Findings from a three year study with 38 community colleges
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Griffiths (SRI Education)
Co-presenters: Richard Sebastian (Virginia Community College System), Donna Desrochers (rpk GROUP)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Huron - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Achieving the Dream (ATD)’s OER Degree Initiative was launched to help colleges reduce the financial burden on students and improve curriculum and pedagogy by developing course pathways using free and openly licensed instructional materials. The initiative involved 38 community colleges across the United States, including consortia of colleges in four states, and was supported by funding from six foundations.  Researchers will share findings from a three year evaluation of this initiative, including what we learned about the instructor and student experience, impacts on academic achievement and costs, and what it takes to implement an OER degree. 


Friday April 03, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Mayfair - Level 2
Concurrent Session 10
  • Present and Reflect Session
  • Research
Present and Reflect Session
Betting on Science: How to identify the scientific evidence worthy of investment in initiatives and products.
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Lead Presenter: J.R. Talevich (Western Governors University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Mayfair - Level 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn to skeptically evaluate the science of “evidence based” practices and technologies.  “Bet” on studies in a stock exchange and let the market predict which evidence is likely to hold true and merit organizational investment in new initiatives and technologies.  Visit edu.tier1evidence.com to vote for the studies to be traded.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Michigan A - Level 2
Concurrent Session 10
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • IDEA - Inclusion Diversity Equity Advocacy
Conversation, Not Presentation
Where Are Your Accessibility Issues STEM-ing From?
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Lead Presenter: Lara Tompkins (College of DuPage)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Michigan A - Level 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 to tackle a few of your most heady accessibility problems.

 


Friday April 03, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Michigan B - Level 2
Concurrent Session 10
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Checking in or checking out?: Engaging distance learners by infusing active learning in the online “classroom”
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
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: Michigan B - Level 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. 


Friday April 03, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Mississippi - Level 2
Concurrent Session 10
  • Present and Reflect Session
Present and Reflect Session
Help Students Build Bridges: Promote Active Learning and Collaboration Online Through Innovative Course Design
Date: Friday, April 3rd
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Lead Presenter: Karen Conner (William & Mary)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Mississippi - Level 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.


Friday April 03, 2020 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM