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

OLC Accelerate 2021 Sessions

ALL SESSION TIMES ARE LISTED IN US EASTERN TIME

Pre-conference Master Classes: Friday, September 17, 2021
Virtual Accelerate 2021 Conference program: September 20-24, 2021
Onsite in Washington, DC Accelerate 2021 Conference program: October 5-8, 2021

All virtual-to-virtual and selected onsite streaming sessions will be webcast via Zoom. Exceptions are non-streamed onsite sessions as well as Discovery sessions and certain Exposition Foundry Sessions, both of which will be presented asynchronously via PlayPosit throughout the conference. You will not see dates/times for asynchronous sessions.

Please join us for a wide variety of networking events throughout the conference in the 30 minute breaks between most concurrent sessions. These include OLC Live sessions, virtual speed networking lounge activities, and networking coffee talks with our sponsors. Also look for our special evening social events in the schedule.

 

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ALL SESSIONS (BY DATE AND TIME):
Friday September 17, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Master Class
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Master Class
Planning Your Remote To Quality Journey
Date: Friday, September 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College), Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee), Beth Harrold (Online Learning Consortium
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Thinking about how to leverage what your institution learned from remote teaching to develop a cohesive blended and online learning strategy that centers on quality? Join us to reflect on what we have learned during the pandemic, apply quality practices to our work, and leave with a plan you can enact to advance online and blended courses, programs, and institutional strategy based on your role!   

 


Virtual pre-conference master classes (Friday, September 17) can be added to your conference registration at a price of $125 for one or $220 for a two workshop combo deal.

 
Friday September 17, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Master Class
  • Streamed Session
Master Class
Burned Out: Stories Of Compassion Fatigue
Date: Friday, September 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Whitney Kilgore (iDesign)
Co-presenter: Patrice Torcivia Prusko (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Learning designers are critical to the success of the digital transformation of higher education. This session is designed to support learning designers who have led the charge during COVID to support their campus in the transition to emergency remote teaching and so much more. How do we make use of the momentum gained during COVID times and advance the field of learning design in a thoughtful way? This workshop will allow us to ideate on what’s next for the field.

After a conversation related to the article Burned Out: Stories of Compassion Fatigue authored by the co-presenters, we will engage in an interactive workshop of reflection, problem definition, and solution design.

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the elements of compassion fatigue and burnout, and how it is experienced by those in the learning design field.
  • Identify what factors support or hinder work-life balance.
  • Apply findings to both compassion fatigue and burnout that is experienced by learning designers and other staff that supported the pivot to online learning.
     

Virtual pre-conference master classes (Friday, September 17) can be added to your conference registration at a price of $125 for one or $220 for a two workshop combo deal.

 
Friday September 17, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Master Class
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
  • OLC Session
Master Class
IELOL 2021 Master Class - Part 1
Date: Friday, September 17th
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

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

This Master Class is the culminating phase of the 2021 Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) program. Members of the 2021 IELOL cohort and all IELOL alumni are welcome to register at no cost. 

Facilitators: Wayne Anderson, Peter van Leusen, Amanda Major, Karen Pedersen, Carl Moore, Shubha Kashyap, Jason Rhode, Garvey Pyke, Brian Beatty, and Tina Parscal

***This is an invitation-only event, open to graduates, faculty, and current 2021 participants of the IELOL program.***

 


Friday September 17, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
AnnotatED Workshop at OLC Accelerate 2021
Date: Friday, September 17th
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Rajiv Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

In collaboration with the Online Learning Consortium and AnnotatED, the community for annotation in education, Hypothesis is convening a free workshop on social annotation at OLC Accelerate 2021.

Register now to join us Friday 17 September 2021, or sign up even if you can't attend so we can let you know when the workshop recording and materials are available. We'll email you a link to add the workshop to your calendar along with all the connection information you need.

The workshop will start with a quick orientation to collaborative annotation for social reading: What is it, and how are people using it to enrich online, face-to-face, and hybrid learning?

Then we'll shift to a hands-on activity to explore, discuss, and augment readings selected by our special guest educator, Dr. Rajiv Jhangiani, Associate Vice President, Teaching and Learning at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, focused on topics related to his OLC Accelerate 2021 keynote: 20/21: A Pedagogical Odyssey. We'll practice reading together to see firsthand how social annotation can build understanding, connections, and community. Our conversation will be anchored in text — literally — and spread out to engage other texts, ideas, and people beyond the workshop itself.

To participate in this free virtual workshop, please register online.

Note: You do not need to be a registered attendee of OLC Accelerate 2021 to participate in this workshop. Hypothesis will send registrants virtual connection information prior to the workshop.  Registered OLC Accelerate attendees will, however, also be able to access the workshop through the workshop session link on the OLC Accelerate 2021 program page.

 


Friday September 17, 2021 - 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Accelerate 2021 Pre-conference Master Class Networking Event
Date: Friday, September 17th
Time: 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Cindy Schanke (Online Learning Consortium
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Light networking, new friends, and lunch-time fun - come join us in kicking off OLC Accelerate with some class OLC virtual networking!


Friday September 17, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Master Class
  • Streamed Session
Master Class
Boldly Awakening The Ordinary: Aligning Design Principles And Practices For Social Impact
Date: Friday, September 17th
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium), Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma), Jonathan Lashley (Idaho State Board of Education)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This hands-on, collaborative workshop, geared towards designers of all levels, will invite you to connect with a burgeoning community of practice to celebrate and hone your design perspectives, align your values with design action, and develop the foundations for more sustainable and inclusive teaching and learning environments in your context. 

 


Virtual pre-conference master classes (Friday, September 17) can be added to your conference registration at a price of $125 for one or $220 for a two workshop combo deal.

 
Friday September 17, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Master Class
  • Streamed Session
Master Class
Building Momentum For Fall 2021: Capitalizing On The Transition
Date: Friday, September 17th
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Illinois - Gies College of Business)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

In the Chronicle of Higher Education, José Antonio Bowen (well-known for ‘Naked Teaching’ or teaching without technology) considers why we need to embrace change, stating that ‘those that stay the same during the transition will end up losing.’ The last three semesters have brought about significant change, with the pandemic changing norms and expectations. How will you adjust? As you prepare to teach in Fall 2021, learn how you can take what you have learned to create a better and more engaging experience than either Fall 2019 or Fall 2020.


Virtual pre-conference master classes (Friday, September 17) can be added to your conference registration at a price of $125 for one or $220 for a two workshop combo deal.

 
Friday September 17, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Master Class
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
  • OLC Session
Master Class
IELOL 2021 Master Class - Part 2
Date: Friday, September 17th
Time: 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

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

This Master Class is the culminating phase of the 2021 Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) program. Members of the 2021 IELOL cohort and all IELOL alumni are welcome to register at no cost. 

Facilitators: Wayne Anderson, Peter van Leusen, Amanda Major, Karen Pedersen, Carl Moore, Shubha Kashyap, Jason Rhode, Garvey Pyke, Brian Beatty, and Tina Parscal

***This is an invitation-only event, open to graduates, faculty, and current 2021 participants of the IELOL program.***

 


Friday September 17, 2021 - 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Accelerate 2021 Virtual Conference Preview
Date: Friday, September 17th
Time: 5:15 PM to 6:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With so many offerings, large conferences can be difficult to plan for (particularly during the current professional era, where many have to balance professional development alongside a regular work schedule. Join us for light networking and insider tips into how to get the most out of your online conference experience.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
Field Guide "Power Hour" - Virtual Program
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Jason Reed (State College of Florida)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join your volunteer Field Guides and other conference attendees for the synchronous Field Guide Power Hour, where they will help you plan your conference experiences based on your areas of interest, help you connect with an Innovation Crew, and create an OLC Accelerate engagement plan. During this power hour, you’ll have the chance to organize your conference schedule and select presentations and activities you want to attend. The OLC Field Guides will be there to suggest interesting presentations and virtual social activities, train you on the use of the OLC Accelerate Virtual conference venue and website, and point out Engagement Maps designed to help with your program planning. We will also discuss what sessions will be live streamed from the onsite conference in October, which all virtual attendees will have access to. We’ll also discuss ways to the variety of ways to participate virtually - including Slack and Twitter! Meet old friends, make new acquaintances, and plan your schedule. We can't wait to see you there!


Monday September 20, 2021 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Live! Engagement Overview
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jenae Cohn (California State University-Sacramento)
Co-presenters: Ben Scragg (Online Learning Consortium Inc.), Adam Davi (University of Arizona), Dorothy Loftin (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Make the most out of your conference experience by joining OLC Live! co-hosts Jenae Cohn and Ben Scragg in a kickoff discussion with the Accelerate 2021 Engagement Chairs about specially designed opportunities to engage with fellow attendees virtually at the conference!


Monday September 20, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
  • OLC Session
Express Workshop
Discovery Time! Virtual Edition
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium), Katie Schuster (The Online Learning Consortium (OLC))
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a fun and interactive session centering on OLC Accelerate’s Discovery Sessions! Starting with a little bit of orientation, some guided roadmapping, and most certainly lots of key reflection and collaborative learning, this session will get us thinking about the possibilities for asynchronous online engagement.

 


Monday September 20, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
Preparing Future-Ready Learners: Online Course Design and Online Teaching Ideas Informed by Metacognition Research and the Growth Mindset Approach
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ye Liu (Boston University - Office of Distance Education)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can future-oriented institutions prepare graduates to handle as-yet-undefined expectations in the future? Through good teaching, educators can help learners develop their metacognition skills and growth mindsets. As a result, learners are able to plan, monitor, assess own learning, believe in their own ability to learn, and become self-motivated learners.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Games and Simulations in Teacher Education
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Bradley (SUNY Empire State College)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Computer simulations hold great utility in the area of teacher education; however, very few teacher education programs utilize them, despite excellent training outcomes and low cost. This session will provide attendees with a comprehensive and engaging overview of innovative games and simulations in the area of teacher training.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Leader of the Pack: Preparing Small Group Leaders Virtually for In-Person Learning Activities
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dina Kurzweil (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Co-presenters: Karen Marcellas (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences), Linda Macaulay (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will help participants identify appropriate online instructional techniques to prepare small group leaders to lead effective in-person small-group learning experiences. The presenters will share examples from their own work and collaborate with participants to identify low-tech and high-tech tools that can be used in these efforts.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
SCALE-ing up Mathematics Open Educational Resources at a Higher Education Institution
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jade Geary (George Mason University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will cover a four-phase design-based research project to encourage mathematics faculty at a higher education institution to use, adapt, and create open educational resources (OER). This project reinforced differentiated instruction in college-level mathematics courses and saving students' educational costs without sacrificing the quality of instruction.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Conducting a Comprehensive LMS Review At Your Institution
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jason Rhode (Northern Illinois University)
Co-presenters: Stephanie Richter (Northern Illinois University), Therese Arado (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Conducting an LMS review can be daunting, but it's easier if you have clear guiding principles. In this session, learn how one institution centered their review on being open and transparent, inclusive, ethical and compliant, locally grounded, and future-proof. We'll also share examples to use in your own LMS review. 


Monday September 20, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Upgrade Your Online Discussions, Q&A, & Chat with Harmonize
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michael Hakkarinen (Harmonize by 42 Lines)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Harmonize is a powerful learning and communications tool that helps every student share ideas and engage more deeply in their learning. The platform supports state-of-the-art online discussion forums, Q&A, live chat, and more-- seamlessly integrated with Blackboard. Students have more choices for how to join the conversation—from audio, to video, to text, to images and more. To learn more about harmonize visit https://harmonize.42lines.net/


Monday September 20, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Let's Get Mobile! Adding Mobile Learning to Your Pedagogy
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Nichter (University of the Cumberlands)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

BYOD! Bring your own device because your students are. Are your teaching methods making the most of the rise of mobile learning? This workshop enables participants to add mobile learning theory to their pedagogy to better engage their students despite the method of access to the course.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Lost In Space: What Five Things Will You Take With You?
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Co-presenter: Shereene Harford Twum-Barimah (St Georges University School of Medicine)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

In concert with the conference theme, “An Odyssey into the Future of Online, Digital, and Blended Learning” let’s journey together to space! What are your “must bring” items for this critical trip? Let’s learn a little about one another as we make our travel plans, and take on an exciting challenge along the way.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Adaptive Analytics: Improving the Odds
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida), Connie Johnson (Colorado Technical University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We present cooperative research about how adaptive analytics combined with two variable domains improves the odds of student success in college algebra. We will show that demographic predictors such as grade point average can be used as mediators for metrics that respond well to instruction.  


Monday September 20, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
10 Ways to Improve Student Navigation in Your LMS Course
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Heidi Echols (North Carolina State University at Raleigh)
Co-presenter: Beth Shepherd (North Carolina State University at Raleigh Poole College of Management)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Use these 10 tips in your LMS to create more intuitive and friendly course navigation for students.  Tips include organization, accessibility, and user-centered design.

 


Monday September 20, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
After the Pivot: Strategic Evolution of Online Education in the Research Institution
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robert Rubinyi (University of Minnesota - Twin Cities)
Co-presenters: Reba-Anna Lee (Northwestern University), Christopher Foley (IU Online), Mary Warneka (University System of Maryland - University of Maryland - College Park)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join representatives from online learning units from the Big Ten Academic Alliance member institutions and hear about recommended criteria for success to guide higher education in a post-pandemic landscape. This interactive session will provide opportunities for you to informally assess the state of your own organization and to explore ideas for growth.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Data-powered Learning Design with the Experience API (xAPI)
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jing Wan (University of South Florida - Tampa)
Co-presenter: Daniel Mangei (Kaplan)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract: This session will introduce the Experience API (xAPI) and how it can be integrated into the instructional digital content design. The audience will interact with the Articulate Storyline/Rise sample for a session knowledge check and view their interaction results within the Learning Record Store (LRS).   
Monday September 20, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Express Workshop
We Should Talk About Engagement
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Definitions of “online engagement” vary widely by context, spanning delivery systems, modalities and audiences. In this session, we will explore how we, as a field, define online engagement in professional learning ranging from defining engagement in outcomes, to conceptualizing activities that help us meet those defined outcomes.

 


Monday September 20, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Changing Regulations: Understanding Regular and Substantive Interaction
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Van Davis (WCET)
Co-presenter: Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The US Department of Education has approved a major overhaul of regulations relating to distance education that will go into effect July 1, 2021. This session will provide participants with an overview of the regulations related to regular and substantive interaction requirements for distance education.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Creating and Maintaining a Quality Online Learning Environment
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Shelley Kurland (County College of Morris)
Co-presenter: Joe Thomas (Symbiosis Educational Consultants)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on the efforts to create and maintain a quality online learning environment in response to institution wide changes and the current needs of higher education. Shelley Kurland will share lessons learned through the process of creating and maintaining quality centralized distance education offerings through strategic planning, collaboration, leadership growth and fostering relationships.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 10
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
20/21: A Pedagogical Odyssey
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rajiv Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 10
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to our communities, to our students, faculty, and staff. It has been instrumental in catalyzing the rapid uptake of digital technologies and educational development opportunities. It has been alarming in the glee with which so many educators and institutions have willingly become brokers for surveillance capitalism. And it has been especially revealing in the sudden prioritization of teaching and learning within post-secondary institutions. But what have the cracks in our pandemic pedagogies taught us? What lessons can we glean as we envision and plan for the future of online, digital, and blended learning? As part of this keynote and discussion we will explore what higher education might look like if we truly understood practices that centre inclusion, trust, and care as critical to learning.

Prior to the start of the keynote, we will recognize our 2021 OLC Accelerate Award winners.  Please also join us at 7:45pm US Eastern Time Zone this evening for our Awards Gala & Social, where we will celebrate our award winners' achievements and have the opportunity to ask them questions.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Pedagogy of Kindness Through Faculty Collaboration and Discussion
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Stern-Lockerman (Queens College City University of New York)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Higher education needs to move towards a mentality of kindness in pedagogy and practice. The presenters will discuss how they implemented a process towards that through combination of active faculty course design collaborations and a focused discussion series on the different facets of the Pedagogy of Kindnes.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Student Onboarding Success! How We Used the Community of Inquiry Framework to Connect Virtually with Students
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gregory Kline (Hanover College)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student recruitment for hybrid graduate programs can pose a challenge due to a variety of factors.  Leaders can adopt the Community of Inquiry Framework to enhance student engagement in the educational experience.  This session will generate ideas to develop social, teacher, and cognitive presence during a virtual student onboarding plan.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Summit
Fusion Summit - Part 1: A Panel Discussion on "Creating Fertile Ground For Digital Transformation"
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cristi Ford (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Katina Ward-James (Hampton University), Kevin Trumpeter (Allen University), Ian Josephs (Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a panel discussion around digital learning strategies and their impact for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Hear from HBCU leaders, as they share about the many challenges and opportunities for aligning their institutional mission to digital strategy, as well as what they have learned along the way while engaging in this work.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
(Really) Everybody Hurts: Creating Innovative Faculty Training in Times of Crisis Using Alternative Subject Experts
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kiley Forsythe (Mississippi State University)
Co-presenter: Tracy Craven (Mississippi State University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learning design is usually taught to faculty, but faculty are not usually the subjects of learning design. This presentation focuses on centering learning design on faculty using a variety of alternative subject matter experts to teach faculty how to operate an online course in times of crisis.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
  • K-12
  • OLC Session
Education Session
From Reactive to Strategic Leadership of Online, Blended, and Digital Spaces
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Nicole Weber (Online Learning Consortium), Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The post-inoculation phase of the pandemic has raised serious questions about right-sizing the mix of instructional modalities to meet student demand, faculty readiness, institutional capability, and regional needs while simultaneously preparing to offset future challenges to normal operations. Join us for a panel discussion with the authors of OLC’s new leadership playbook containing recommendations for institutional efficacy, strategy, and student success in the post-Pandemic digital, blended, and online learning world.

 

 

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Monday September 20, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Setting Up and Facilitating an Online Classroom for Effective Student Engagement
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sean Spear (Northcentral University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Teaching in an online setting requires appropriately setting up and facilitating an environment that maintains the same rigor and support students receive in a face-to-face setting. With minimal funding and subsequent lack of support, teachers need to develop systems and resources on their own to ensure students remain engaged and motivated in their learning. This presentation will discuss tips, strategies, and tools that teachers can use and implement right away to provide a meaningful learning experience.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Creating a Positive Online Proctoring Experience for Your Students
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Pedrelli (Examity)
Co-presenters: Ren Jiang (Examity), Kristin Howland (Examity)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As online proctoring evolves, creating a positive student experience during online testing has been at the forefront of many school’s minds. Online proctoring now more than ever needs to not only provide test integrity but should also mitigate the stress and anxiety a student experiences while testing. In addition, many students also have specific testing accommodations which must be considered. A solution to creating a positive testing experience, while addressing the unique needs of both the student and the school, is not a one size fits all. In this session, we’ll cover how to adjust your proctoring solution across applications to provide a positive student experience and increase test completion rates. Attendees will walk away with actionable takeaways they can implement into their online proctoring program to create a more positive experience for students.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Connecting with Purpose: Applying Proven Techniques for Strengthening Inclusivity
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brett Christie (O'Donnell Learn)
Co-presenters: Carrie O'Donnell (O'Donnell Learn LLC), Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session will introduce the Purposeful Learning Framework to inform course design and delivery that creates effective outcomes for the greatest number and diversity of learners. Presenters will specifically demonstrate and engage participants in 5 principles for inclusive teaching and learning, with proven resources and methods for applying each.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Networking Coffee Talk
  • Streamed Session
Networking Coffee Talk
Benefits of a Statewide LMS
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tracy Weeks (Instructure)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Setting up a statewide LMS has many benefits. Let's talk about them.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Effective Instructional Strategies and The Quality Review Process; Lessons In Using Evaluation Technology Tools to Impact Student Outcomes.
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Joy Valerio-Faessel (Western Governors University)
Co-presenter: Hannah Beaux (Western Governors University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

By applying an effective course quality review process to assess instructional strategies, design teams can impact student outcomes, alignment, and student satisfaction in competency-based education.  In this presentation, we will provide evidence of improved student outcomes based on applying rigorous course quality review processes in our design and development.  
 


Monday September 20, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Focus Group
  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
  • OLC Session
Focus Group
Mapping The Future: An OLC Community Visioning Session
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The OLC Community is vibrant, collaborative, and inclusive. This session gives you the chance to let us know what services and experiences can make your OLC membership even more rewarding.

 


Monday September 20, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Summit
Fusion Summit - Part 2: Centering Community Experiences and Expertise
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Sarah Wellman (Michigan State University), Kim Long (Adult Learners Now), Marcela Ramirez (University of Texas - San Antonio The)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This panel discussion situates change-oriented and action-based work within a critical reflection on the ways in which we do (and do not) build and lead with models that center the diverse experiences and expertise in our community. Join us for collaborative storytelling, strategy sharing, community building, and future landscape-reflecting.

 


Monday September 20, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Advancing Student Success Through Inclusive Learning Environments
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kevin Kelly (San Francisco State University)
Co-presenters: Michelle Pacansky-Brock (California Virtual Campus), Brian Beatty (San Francisco State University), April Mondy (Delta State University), Angelica Halbert (ACUE) (Moderator)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Amid disruption and hardship, faculty reached students this past year in new and creative ways, to help them engage and keep learning. This panel will discuss how professional development in effective teaching practices empowered them through new skills and knowledge.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Game Changer: The Value of SARA Participation
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marianne Boeke (NC-SARA)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this presentation about the value of SARA, including cost savings that participating institutions realize. We will summarize the findings of a recent national cost savings study completed by NCHEMS, demonstrate a cost savings calculator, and share the additional benefits of SARA for states, institutions, and students.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Riding the Wave: Responding to Shifting Student Needs (and Institutional Realities) During the Pandemic
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amy Messex (New Mexico Highlands University)
Co-presenter: Kimberly Knox (New Mexico Highlands University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will share student survey results during the pandemic, and how we responded. Our University is a HSI, and also serves students from tribal communities facing health disparities. This presentation details instructional modifications and student supports, and follow-up survey results. Participants will gain ideas to support students during difficult times.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Human Focused, Technology Assisted Proctoring: A Guide for Faculty and Students
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI Services)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

PSI operates under the principal that proctoring student’s exams remotely is a human-centric process that can be assisted, but never wholly facilitated by, technology. Join us as we address some key points faculty should consider when adopting an online proctoring solution when assessed against the measures of fairness and reliability.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Live! Conference Preview
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jenae Cohn (California State University-Sacramento)
Co-presenters: Ben Scragg (Online Learning Consortium Inc.), Jonathan Lashley (Idaho State Board of Education), Terry Greene (Trent University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

There’s so much to take in, explore, and learn at Accelerate 2021! Join the conference leadership and planning team for an introduction to all of the exciting events, programming, and ways to engage and connect in this conference kickoff session. OLC Live! co-hosts Jenae Cohn, Terry Greene, Jonathan Lashley, and Ben Scragg will interview the conference chairs to share all of the exciting ways to make the most of your Accelerate 2021 experience.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Monday September 20, 2021 - 6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Exposition Foundry Live
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Live
How Full Sail University is Creating New Pathways to Learning Using VR and AR
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 6:15 PM to 6:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Haifa Maamar (Full Sail University)
Co-presenter: Jeff Chen (HP Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this session where we dive into the world of immersive learning with using VR and AR at Full Sail University, for teaching various math and physics concepts. We will demonstrate our unique approach to teaching online, blended and face-to-face, utilizing emerging technologies with learners.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
Monday September 20, 2021 - 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Strategies to Enhance Student Motivation, Engagement, and Communication in Online Learning Environments
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cammy Romanuck Murphy (Trident University International)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online learning affords many benefits for students and faculty but also poses a multitude of challenges, including a lack of student motivation, engagement, and communication. This session discusses strategies for faculty to enhance student motivation, engagement, and communication with the goal of fostering a high-quality learning experience and thriving online culture for all.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Summit
Fusion Summit - Part 3: Collaboratively Planning For Change
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Jennifer Nichols (University of Arizona)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants in this session will engage in collaborative action planning, utilizing a modified template designed for and tested with community during June’s OLC Ideate event. Throughout the session, the facilitators will also report on the major findings / takeaways from this event and the OLC Ideate DEI experience as a whole.

 


Monday September 20, 2021 - 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Solving the Case: Engaging Learners through a Gamified, Investigative Learning Activity
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Roni Jackson (Red Flag Mania)
Co-presenter: Kelly Pope (Red Flag Mania)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With students becoming more familiar with traditional online learning tools, there is a need to create novel and innovative learning environments. The current speakers have created one such environment with an immersive, game-based activity. Weaving together concepts of problem-based learning and multimedia learning, the case-based activity allows students to self-pace through the learning experience, granting them autonomy in the learning process, and also provides compelling multimedia content that fully engages the student in the knowledge taught.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Stop Wasting Time Repeating and Reteaching with Interactive Videos and Strategic Information Sharing for Students
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gwendolyn Dooley (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Aren’t you tired of repeating strategies and instruction to students in specialized classes?  The repetitiveness of teaching specialized concepts to students consumes the time of faculty.  Maximizing the use of time in an instructional and a coaching capacity is the most practical strategy to ensure the same information and techniques are shared with multiple students who may ask questions individually in an online forum.  In this session, learn how to recapture your time by developing interactive videos using Adobe Captivate in real-time.  Learn how to strategically share innovative content with students to reduce repetitive instruction, mentoring, and coaching time.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Five Cs of Success: Implementing a Required, Online Cornerstone Course for New Adult Learners
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Berkery (Excelsior College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Confidence. Courage. Curiosity. Comfort. Community. Adult, degree-completion students who start with the Cornerstone experience better outcomes in their first course and beyond. This session examines the implementation, five Cs design, and impact of the Cornerstone and provides key takeaways for creating an online first-year experience seminar.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Measuring Engagement and Impact Within the eLearning Environment
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Meaghan Storey (Intelliboard)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Researchers have strongly correlated improved learning and student engagement with teacher immediacy - behaviors associated to student perception of a teacher/instructor's care and concern. This is translated in the online learning environment in myriad ways. Join us as we review online teacher immediacy, review reporting related to teacher immediacy, and strategies to implement for improvement.


Monday September 20, 2021 - 7:45 PM to 9:30 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Evening Event
OLC Awards Gala & Social
Date: Monday, September 20th
Time: 7:45 PM to 9:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a session full of ceremony and celebration as we spotlight the achievements, elevate the innovations, and honor the commitments of this year’s award recipients.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness - A Guided Virtual Meditation Session
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Start your day with some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice some self-care as we turn our focus inward for a short while.  Mindfulness has been defined as a practice of "bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occuring in the present moment" (Baer, 2003).  Clark Shah-Nelson will lead this guided mindful meditation session geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Accelerate Virtual Conference in a healthy and present way together.  Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, all levels are welcome to join us for this session.

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


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Abrupt Shift to Online Learning - A Tale of Two Very Different Academic Environments
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jaclyn Conner (Emory University)
Co-presenter: Taffeta Connery (Gwinnett County Public Schools)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There are core principles that apply to the infrastructure of online learning environments.  When placed in a scenario where institutions rapidly adopt online learning, these principles are put to the test.  This session will share a case study of two very different institutions grappling with online learning environments in K-12 and Higher Education. 


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
A Quantitative Comparison of Traditional to Fully Online Team-Based Learning Scores
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Vic Holmes (UNTHSC)
Co-presenter: Marcia Wratcher (Northcentral University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A new, fully online method of delivering team-based learning (TBL) creates new training opportunities for the growing tech-savvy population of physician assistant (PA) students. This first-of-its-kind study compared the scores from physical, blended, and virtual environments. The absence of significant score differences in individual learners provides confidence in the equity of online system vs. traditional classroom settings. The presence of differences in team scores reinforces that confidence and is consistent with constructivism and TBL literature.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Blended-ish: Strategies for engaging students online and in-person
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will enable participants to: a) apply a framework for connecting online and in-person learning; b) create a plan for engaging students throughout live class sessions; and c) utilize strategies for engaging students during live class sessions.       


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Improving Interaction in Online Learning
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: George Hess Jr. (Sunway University)
Co-presenter: Andrew Filmer (Sunway University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online learning presents challenges for interaction, and engaging new strategies can replicate and even improve upon classroom-level interaction. In this presentation we provide practical solutions for instructional design with small group approaches along with social media engagement, increasing interactivity while sustaining student learning outcomes.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Enhancing the Instructor-Student Relationship: Measuring and Using Empathy, Regard, Genuineness, and Unconditionality in Feedback
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christie Magoulias (University of Illinois at Springfield)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will describe research which explores the use of indicators of empathy, regard, genuineness, and unconditionality in feedback to online students and their capacity to enhance the instructor-student relationship.  It will introduce participants to Carl Rogers' notion of person-centered learning and will include coding instruction and practice.  


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Effective Practices For Developing And Supporting Adjunct Faculty
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Abby McGuire (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Virtual Presenter)
Co-presenter: Van Davis (WCET)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) and the OLC partnered during Summer of 2021 to study how institutions effectively orient and support online adjunct faculty. The purpose of the study was to highlight hiring practices, expectations, and policies to support online adjunct faculty. This session will highlight the findings of the study and provide research-based recommendations for institutional leaders about effective practices for developing and supporting online adjunct faculty.

 


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
A New Era for Student Success and Engagement
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ryan Lufkin (Instructure)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We recently conducted a survey to answer questions about the value of higher ed in today’s world, what it means for students and institutions to be successful, and what the impact of COVID-19 means short and long term. Join this session to hear the results.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Supporting Students with Disabilities to be Successful in an Online Learning Environment
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dana Gullo (Cecil College)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study examined the factors that contributed to students with disabilities’ positive and challenging experiences transitioning to remote learning in the spring 2020 semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic at a small, two-year community college located in the mid-western United States.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Being in the Moment: Trauma-Informed Practices
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Terry Silver (The University of Tennessee - Martin)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Trauma can influence a student’s behavior in ways that interrupt learning. How an educator prepares for, responds during and repairs after the moment of disruption makes all the difference in the learning environment. In this session, strategies will be shared which can make all the different in a trauma-invested classroom.  


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Express Workshop
Adding TikTok To Your Digital Learning Toolkit
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TikTok has made a big splash of late, from news stories to tales of pandemic boredom busting. But, have you thought about the affordances of the TikTok medium as an engagement tool for teaching and learning? This session will explore what the tool is (and is not) and what it can mean for you and your students.

 


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
From Emergency Remote Instruction to Fully Online Teaching: A Peer Mentor PIVOT to Success Model
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mariann Hawken (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Co-presenters: Kate Drabinski (University of Maryland-Baltimore County), Sally Shivnan (University of Maryland-Baltimore County), Eileen O'brien (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Given the rapid shift to online learning, the Planning Instructional Variety for Online Teaching (PIVOT) program helped faculty better prepare for a long-term commitment to virtual instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how PIVOT successfully incorporated faculty peer mentors to support instructors during their course design and online teaching journey.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Post-pandemic Future of Online and Blended Learning
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheryl Burgstahler (University of Washington-Seattle Campus)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Universal design (UD) has emerged as a paradigm for addressing diversity and equity issues in the design of a broad range of applications in education. Learn about aspects of a UD framework that you can flesh out to develop more inclusive future online learning practices at your institution.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Why Human-centered Online Proctoring Is Needed In Every Level of Exam Security
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Evan Day (Meazure Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Human interaction and involvement in the proctoring process are paramount to your exams’ integrity. During this presentation you’ll learn all the reasons why software-only proctoring systems don’t work, and how you can infinitely scale human-centered proctoring solutions to improve your test security, administrative workload, and test-taker experience.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Live! Acing The Technology Test Kitchen
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jenae Cohn (California State University-Sacramento)
Co-presenters: Ben Scragg (Online Learning Consortium Inc.), Florence Williams (University of Central Florida), Shaun Moore (Oakland University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

There are many things to consider when selecting new tools or technology for teaching and learning. Join the OLC Live! cohosts and the TTK chefs as they jump into deep play to explore four easy steps for selecting quality tools and technology to ensure that each flight is safe and enjoyable for all travelers.

The aim is to play on the elements of PAVE

  • Pilot-in-Command Chef or Attendee Name
  • Aircraft - Technology Strategy
  • EnVironment and - Delivery mode (online, F2F, blended)
  • External Pressures - Considerations institution type, program level, learners, connectivity to the classroom (devices and ISP), guiding questions etc.

Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 12:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Lightning Talk
  • Streamed Session
Lightning Talk
Best Practices For Implementing Academic Service-Learning Within The Online Environment
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 12:30 PM to 12:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anna Zak (St. John's University)
Co-presenter: Christine Angel (St. John's University - New York)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

This study was conducted to better understand how academic service-learning components were reconfigured from the face-to-face learning environment to online formats in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Results indicate that best practices for the online teaching were centered around four primary service-learning models used among faculty members in higher education. 


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Variability and Versatility in Adaptive Learning Projects through Instructional Design Teams and Vendor Relationships
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kiran Budhrani (University of North Carolina - Charlotte)
Co-presenter: Bruce Richards (Realizeit)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore strategies on how to overcome variability and lead with versatility in current and future adaptive learning projects. Identify techniques to build strong collaboration and partnership among instructional designers and adaptive learning vendor teams.  


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
Gamified Session
Recipes for Success: Cooking with Open Educational Practices
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Open Educational Resources are like the ingredients for cooking but without a good recipe, without Open Educational Practices (OEP), you will not produce the educational transformations at the desired speed and scale.   This session will review how to institutionalize open educational practices with ePortfolios and help participants develop their own strategies.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The NU Global Challenge Courses: Designing an Online Course Structure to Support Asynchronous Problem-Based Learning
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laurie Poklop (Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research - Northeastern University)
Co-presenters: Rachel Plews (Northeastern University), Gail Matthews-DeNatale (Northeastern University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During Summer 2020, Northeastern University designed eighteen asynchronous “global challenge” courses, based on faculty research and using a project-based learning model centered on collaborative problem-solving. This session explains how the Canvas learning environment was leveraged to support PBL’s inductive learning approach and engage remote, first-year students in inquiry and teamwork. 


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Repairing Our Reputation Post-COVID: A Conversation
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Thomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium), Ray Schroeder (University of Illinois at Springfield), Van Davis (WCET), Bethany Simunich (Quality Matters)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The online learning community needs to repair the public's perception of online learning in the context of the past year of emergency remote instruction. This will be a panel discussion moderated by Thomas Cavanagh where panelists will share their impressions of how to repair the reputation of online learning post-COVID.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
  • Leadership
Education Session
Pulling Back the Curtains: How the Pandemic Helped Instructional Designers Set the Stage for Today and the Future
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lauren Kelley (University of Delaware)
Co-presenter: Celicia Wallace (Seminole State College of Florida)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructional designers (IDs) will engage in discussion about their experiences with faculty during the pandemic and the transformative changes those experiences inspired. Participants will actively engage in scenario-based activities as they reflect on ID perspectives based on three emerging themes: 

  1. Redefining ID roles

  2. Cultivating design thinking mindsets

  3. Sustaining future partnerships


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Hybrid Virtual Proctoring - A New Proctoring Modality
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Julie Myers (SmarterServices)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The new Hybrid Virtual Proctoring modality combines the deterrent of a live, human proctor with the affordability, efficiency, and scalability of automated virtual proctoring. It couples the AI with live monitoring by your testing center staff and/or faculty. It provides 24/7/365 support, performs device compatibility checks, and a lock down browser.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Lightning Talk
  • Streamed Session
Lightning Talk
From feedback to feedforward: Course design principles and practices to increase student success and decrease instructor workload
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 1:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will enable participants to: a) differentiate between feedback and feedforward; b) recognize course elements that limit the ability for instructors to provide quality feedback; and c) create feeding cycles to improve student satisfaction/success and decrease instructor workload.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Design Sprint - Part 1
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Co-presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Grab a snack or lunch, and join us for the first of a series of OLC Accelerate Design Sprints! The Design Sprints will take place over the course of three days. This year the sprints focus on different aspects of designing for sustained community engagement.  


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Virtual Scavenger Hunt: The Home/Work Edition
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Co-presenter: Shereene Harford Twum-Barimah (St Georges University School of Medicine)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Does your team have the “stuff” needed to win this virtual scavenger hunt? Chances are you do! Join us to work with your team to gather common home and work items in this virtual scavenger hunt.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Using Virtual Communities to Build Meaningful Connections Among Students at a Distance
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Feldstein (Fort Hays State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During a time when students have searched for a greater sense of belonging, Fort Hays State University intentionally created a space where students could build authentic connections. In this session, Dr. Andrew Feldstein will discuss how the community gap was identified and the impact of virtual communities.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Transitioning to e-Mentoring in a Digital World
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

E-mentoring has increased its value during the COVID-19 pandemic. This synchronous online express workshop will present critical e-mentoring skills (social and cognitive), core values, and synchronous and asynchronous communication competencies that are vital for providing professional expertise and guidance for a high impact practices with our mentees or our students.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
Summit
Blended Learning Summit - Part 1: Directions For Research on Blended Learning Practice
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Charles Graham (Brigham Young University)
Co-presenters: Alvaro Hernan Galvis Panqueva (Universidad de los Andes), Hassan Mohamed Selim (United Arab Emirates University)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive presentation will involve input from participants about what they feel the most pressing research questions are for the blended learning research community.  Presenters will share trends related to current blended learning research as well as perspectives on blended learning research and practice from different regions around the world.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
We Are Not Equal! Strategies for Effective Curriculum and Instructional Design
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Manisha Sharan (Baker College)
Co-presenter: Kristina Marshall (Oakland Community College)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you helping or creating stress for your students of color?  The difference between Equity vs Equality and its impact on teaching and learning plays a significant factor in the classroom. We MUST find ways to help our students succeed!


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
  • OLC Session
Express Workshop
Preparing Your Project for Publication Through The OLC Research Center: Opportunities And Amplification
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Abby McGuire (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The OLC Research Center offers an incredible opportunity for new and established scholars and practitioners in the field of online and blended learning to publish their work and participate in a community of visionary educators. Bring your current research project!  This workshop focuses on strategies for collaboration and publication within the Center in a hands-on co-working session that puts theory into practice.

 


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Re-Designing the Course Design Process: Developing a Comprehensive Framework to Support Data-Informed Revision
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jessica Resig (Pennsylvania State University)
Co-presenter: Chris Millet (Pennsylvania State University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While traditional online program revisions rely on the calendar, learning analytics provide more precise metrics to inform priorities. During this session, presenters will share a robust framework to support using learning analytics in an instructional design unit, including ethical, privacy, and security considerations and practical strategies for operationalizing analytics.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
How To Provide An Authentic Laboratory Experience Comparable To An On-Campus Laboratory
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Caitlin Runne-Janczy (Science Interactive Group)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructors have questioned teaching biology courses online due to concerns regarding the hands-on laboratory components of these courses, in particular how to provide an authentic laboratory experience comparable to an on-campus laboratory.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Exposition Foundry Live
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Live
Reducing Test-Taker Anxiety While Utilizing Online Proctoring
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Hailey Swindal (Meazure Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

This past year’s speedy transition to online learning has contributed to record-high anxiety for new online test-takers. Join this discussion to learn the simple ways you can help your students have a stress-free testing experience. We’ll also demonstrate how Meazure Learning has transformed test-taker feedback and research into tangible improvements in our user interface and testing procedures.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
What do you do when you don't have enough instructional designers?
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Seth Gurell (Utah Valley University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The past year has created unprecedented workload demands for instructional designers. Simultaneously administrators require quality online courses. This presentation is a case study of what one institution did to scale and provide a model of course development both during COVID and beyond.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
Gamified Session
What Happens When a Case Study Gets Locked in an Escape Room?
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa api (Nevada State College)
Co-presenter: Dawn Taylor (Nevada State College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Case study escape rooms enhance critical thinking, empathy, and applying knowledge in real-world scenarios. Attendees will participate in a case study escape room. In the debrief, attendees will investigate how to construct interactive, synchronous and asynchronous case study escape rooms, discuss the significance of storytelling, and brainstorm scenarios across disciplines.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
Summit
Blended Learning Summit - Part 2: Conceptualizing Quality Blended Course Design
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Emerging from higher ed’s pandemic response in which expediency has by necessity often been prized over deliberate course design, it is imperative for those in our field to emphasize the connection between thoughtful conceptualizations of blended course design and high quality blended teaching and learning experiences. This session will focus on conceptual models useful in reframing blended course design. Participants will be invited to discuss the best ways to use these models in their own teaching, instructional design, and leadership practice.

 


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Build It (Online) and They Will Come: Professional Development for Changing Times
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Todd (Colorado State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructional designers, department chairs, and faculty are invited to a tour and discussion of the Best Practices in Teaching (BPiT) curriculum. These three-week, online, discussion-based courses promote connections and relationships across disciplines and departments. Topics include inclusive pedagogy, critical thinking, student motivation, creating assignments, learning outcomes, and more.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Forward Thinking Through Backwards Design
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Zaur (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenters: Amy Johnson (University of Arizona Global Campus), Allison Rief (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During this presentation, an explanation of the backwards design process will be explored. Educators will learn to design comprehensive and effective courses and curriculum, that benefit the diverse needs of the learners in their classrooms. Participants will leave with practical strategies to use immediately to develop comprehensive courses and curriculum.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Should It Stay or Should It Go: Revisiting and Re-Envisioning Instruction Developed During the Pandemic
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Linda Macaulay (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Co-presenters: Dina Kurzweil (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences), Karen Marcellas (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During the Pandemic, many activities pivoted online. Now that we can return to face-to-face, what should we keep doing virtually?  This session will share decision making matrices and qualitative considerations when planning and communicating about what should stay, what should go, and what should be revised in the new normal.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Courseware is education’s panacea - or is it? How CogBooks & Cambridge are working together to get courseware working for everyone [Hint: It’s not just about the tech]
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nic Rebne (CogBooks)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Data reveals that educators intend to continue leveraging courseware beyond the pandemic, but there are still challenges to overcome, namely those related to content, contextualization and equity. Come learn how CogBooks, now part of Cambridge University Press & Assessment, is partnering with institutions to tackle such challenges without compromising the benefits of courseware today.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Culturally Responsive Teaching for Remote Learning
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 4:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Natasja Benfaida (University of Victoria)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

The application of culturally responsive pedagogy has gained popularity as an effective way to offer equitable learning opportunities for diverse student groups. This workshop will introduce participants to culturally responsive teaching strategies for remote learning and will engage participants to discuss how to respond to students’ needs and interests across synchronous and asynchronous learning environments.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Live! Beyond The Keynote
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jenae Cohn (California State University-Sacramento)
Co-presenter: Ben Scragg (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join OLC Live hosts Jenae Cohn and Ben Scragg for a rich post-keynote discussion focused on open learning trends, strategies, and collaborative efforts. This session will feature shared insights and highlights from conference attendees related to Rajiv Jhangiani’s conference keynote. Join us to illuminate and activate Rajiv’s provocative talk, and to explore ways to bring his words to life in your teaching and learning environment.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Technological Mediation: A Postphenomenology Primer for Instructors, Designers, and More
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ryan Straight (University of Arizona)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 “Postphenomenology” isn’t just the biggest word at the conference; it’s also one of the most useful tools for understanding the deep and complex web of relationships between instructors, designers, students, content, and technology. If you’ve felt like something’s missing in designing online learning, this just may be it.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
Summit
Blended Learning Summit - Part 3: Planning For Your Blended Learning Future
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 Rooted in findings from the latest blended learning guides released by ELE, OLC, and DETA, this session for leaders and instructors provides strategic, data-driven, and actionable planning steps you can take to prepare yourself and your institution for the future: blended learning.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Enhancing Delivery of Online Education: Developing a Teaching Guide to Support Faculty
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeannette Baca (New Mexico Highlands University)
Co-presenter: Beth Massaro (New Mexico Highlands University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this Education Session, presenters will share their process of developing a Faculty Teaching Guide when their program moved to synchronous/asynchronous/blended.  They will provide participants with an overview of their activities, a Teaching Guide template, and an opportunity to explore how to write a guide and what content to include.


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
It Takes Two: Fostering Collaborative Faculty-Instructional Designer Relationships for Student-Centered Learning
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Benita Blessing (Oregon State University)
Co-presenter: Meghan Naxer (Oregon State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Relationships matter for successful collaborative work. Our session will feature an interactive strategy for developing collaborative relationships between faculty and instructional designers based on curiosity, enthusiasm, and mutual respect. Attendees will learn how to cultivate the kinds of successful design team relationships that create online learning environments for student success. 


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Learner-Centered Instruction in a Multi-Generational Classroom
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marie Warren (American InterContinental University and Baker College of Michigan)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The andragogy approach to instruction is to allow students to make a connection between what we are teaching, and how to apply it outside of the classroom. I will discuss how different generations of students learn, and how we can help them make that connection. 


Tuesday September 21, 2021 - 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Evening Event
Evening Event: An Oddly Fun Space Odd-yssey
Date: Tuesday, September 21st
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Adam Davi (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Dorothy Loftin (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Don't count your space chickens before they're launched! Join the engagement team on a space odd-yssey as we take a fun, virtual trip through the cosmos of online, digital, and blended learning.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 9
  • Networking Coffee Talk
  • Streamed Session
Networking Coffee Talk
Going Viral: Leveraging Social Media to Engage Your Students
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jenny Rankin (Meazure Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

For digital natives, social media is an integral part of everyday life – even when they’re preparing for a test. During this session, we’ll discuss how to make social media one of your most valuable tools for communicating with test-takers, ensuring exam integrity, managing your institutional brand, and mitigating online crises.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Live! Pulse Of The Conference
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jenae Cohn (California State University-Sacramento)
Co-presenter: Terry Greene (Trent University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join OLC Live! co-hosts Jenae Cohn and Terry Greene as they seek out the emerging trends and topics, as well as engaging members of the conference community at Accelerate 2021. Keep your head on a swivel during this lively, participatory session, because you might just be a featured guest!


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Testing the Recipe: Researching Role-Play in Online Discussions
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laurie Berry (University of Wisconsin Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Kristin Kowal (University of Wisconsin Extended Campus)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In 2019 and 2020, we presented several recipes for adding zest to online discussions at the OLC Innovate Conferences. In this session, we’ll look closer at one recipe to see if it really works - do we have the key ingredients for a meaningful discussion in this online course? We will present our qualitative research on the efficacy of the role-play discussion strategy used in an asynchronous biology course to foster critical thinking and student engagement.  A reflection and discussion with attendees will follow the presentation to look closer at the key ingredients that are needed to design a meaningful online asynchronous discussion.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
Teaching Is Not Telling: Student Engagement in Online Learning Environments
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Steven D'Agustino (Fordham University)
Co-presenter: Anne Fernald (Fordham University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Describe your favorite Zoom session. Describe the best asynchronous discussion you've ever had. If these prompts seem almost nonsensical, it may be because online interactions are reflexively compared to what they are not rather than what they are. This session will recommend strategies for effective learner interaction in online environments.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
An Examination of a Blended Skills Lab Model to Teach Practice to Online Students
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sebrena Jackson (University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa)
Co-presenters: Angela Bullock (University of the District of Columbia), Alex Colvin (Texas Woman's University)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using Carman's five constructs of blended learning (live events, online content, collaboration, assessment, reference materials), this interactive workshop explores the use of a blended skills lab model for teaching practice skills to online students. The model will be used as a case study, offering implications for others to consider. 

 


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
Summit
Research Summit Part 1: The Great Online Migration: Lessons Learned from Online Learning Journal Researchers
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Peter Shea (SUNY - University at Albany) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Barbara Means (Digital Promise), Florence Martin (University of North Carolina Charlotte), Benjamin Motz (Indiana University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What are we seeing in digital, blended, and online learning research? Join the Online Learning Journal’s Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Peter Shea, as he facilitates a panel of researchers sharing findings and insights from their latest work around the pandemic and quality online teaching practices.  

 


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
A Return to Humanity in Online and Blended Teaching
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Foote (John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and Stony Brook University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

“Good teaching cannot be reduced to technique; good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher” (Palmer, 1998, p. 10). Yet, we often create courses in ways that protect and distance us from our students. This session will explore ways to create inclusive and responsive online learning environments.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Then, Now and What's Next
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Reginald Jackson (Northwestern University)
Co-presenter: Christopher Neary (Northwestern University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Since March 2020, many instructional designers who had assisted faculty in designing in-person classes have been required to move to the remote class format. As a result of these changes in the process and class formats, we must now think – what’s next in designing for the classroom?


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Innovative Use of Technology to Teach Clinical Skills to Future Mental Health Counselors
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Vanessa Holtgrave (University of Massachusettes Global )
Co-presenter: Jennifer Good (Brandman University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Realistic clinical cases, presented within the teaching platform, aim to increase realism in practical learning (meeting a variety of counseling scenarios). Topics of investigation to include creative acquisition of counseling skills in an online synchronous environment and foreseeable challenges in teaching psychology coursework in a virtual environment.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Methods for Online Labs: Virtual, Hands-on, or Both
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Leah Bishop (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In a post-COVID world, many students are requesting more flexibility with their courses. Online science lab offerings are one of the major requests. What should be considered when taking science labs online? What is the best method for delivering laboratory content?


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Speed Networking Lounge Game Show Edition
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Co-presenter: Shereene Harford Twum-Barimah (St Georges University School of Medicine)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a few quick virtual rounds of some online multi-player games. Put your best game hat on (or virtual filter) and let’s play!


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Becoming learner-driven: A framework for creating learner-driven course activities
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will enable participants to: a) understand the difference in instructor roles in learner-centered and learner-driven courses; b) evaluate course assignments to identify opportunities to make them more learner-driven; and c) utilize a framework to create learner-driven course activities.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Creating Digital Education Quality: Everyone Can Improve
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Barb Medvec (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Co-presenter: Elizabeth Kuzma (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The current environment within academic education and the rush during the pandemic to create remote learning has developed learner distrust of digital education. This presentation demonstrates a model of success in applying OLC standards within a quality framework at a course and curriculum level.  Unique application of data collection with learners at mid- and end-of-term provide feedback for improvement is discussed.  Speakers discuss the learning analytics in combination with data collected in areas of course design, faculty engagement, student engagement, and development of a community of learning. Data provides faculty and instructional designers with actionable information to modify learning activities.  Consolidation of data provides program leaders with the ability to easily evaluate curriculum and apply effective quality improvement and change practices. This presentation provides an overview of a school-wide quality model adapted to assure the high quality of courses while allowing faculty in higher education the freedom to develop new and innovative learning strategies and activities.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
Gamified Session
Engaging online students: Effective teaching experiences in an Engineering Management and Globalization Course
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nobuko Fujita (University of Windsor)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The global pandemic saw faculty adapting to online learning in a hurry. Developing online courses involving interactions with physical objects and collaborative problem solving are particularly difficult. This session shares effective online teaching practices informed by learning sciences principles in a 2nd-year engineering course on globalization, product development, and entrepreneurship.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
Summit
Research Summit - Part 2: Leveraging Research To Advance Scholarship and Practice
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee), Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Abby McGuire (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can we leverage the latest digital, blended, and online learning research in our scholarship and practice? Join fellow researchers and practitioners as we further examine emerging research and apply trends to advancing both scholarship and practice.   

 


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Improve Outcomes and Save Time with D2L Brightspace
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brad Ketelaars (D2L)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We know how busy things can get throughout the term, course updates, student communications, office hours, grading, student tracking, meetings and so much more. So why not take advantage of the most powerful tool at your disposal – your LMS?

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


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Culturally Responsive Practices in Education: Breaking Through Bias to Bolster Instruction and Engagement
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jenna Sage (Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Culturally Responsive Teaching recognizes the importance of acknowledging and incorporating learners’ cultural references into all aspects of learning. This interactive, results-driven workshop reviews the stages of cultural responsiveness, assesses implicit biases which preclude cultural responsiveness, and constructs a ready-to-use action plan for implementing culturally responsive practices into instruction.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Work(shop)ing Toward Student Success: Research-based Strategies and Beneficial Collaborations to Yield Individualized Solutions
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tamara Powell (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenters: Stephen Bartlet (Kennesaw State University), Brayden Milam (Kennesaw State University), Sam Lee (Kennesaw State University), Julie Newell (Kennesaw State University), Lauren Snider (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

This virtual workshop features students, faculty, and professional development experts who work with faculty to develop research-based, student success strategies to implement in their hybrid and online courses.  


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Design Sprint - Part 2
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Co-presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Don't miss the opportunity to join others during lunch for the second part of the OLC Accelerate Design Sprints series! The Design Sprints this year focus on different aspects of designing for sustained community engagement.  


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
A Rear-View Look at Online Learning in 2021 and the Road Ahead
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Peter O'Reilly (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Co-presenter: Rachel Vigness (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online learning can and should be an engaging and informative experience for faculty and students. A Community of Inquiry is accomplished through the use of tools designed to facilitate interactions and best practices that enhance learning through lived experiences.  The result is a personal and more connected online course experience.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Developing a Vision of Online Education Trends: Remote and Online Learning Perspectives
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melissa Venable (Red Ventures Education - BestColleges.com)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What are the current trends in online education? This 7th annual report presents insights from 366 administrators and 1,800 students, providing a look at the current challenges of remote and online education and the impact of COVID-19 on students and programs as they plan for the future.    


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
Summit
Research Summit - Part 3: What's Next?
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Abby McGuire (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What burning research questions must we answer to further digital, blended, and online learning? Join OLC Research Center staff as they share the latest efforts of the center to answer key questions for our field and facilitate a brainstorming activity that identifies integral research questions to advance the collective work we all do!    

 


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Ensuring Student, Faculty, and Administrator Success Through Academic and Career Development Resources
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ravinder Dayal (Carrington College)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Kaufman (Cengage Learning), Hester Tinti-Kane (Cengage)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how one institution utilized alternative resources to ensure success and career development for its students, faculty, and administrators during the pandemic. Join Provost Ravinder Dayal as she describes Carrington College’s approach to implementing scalable innovative learning strategies for blended or online learning with Cengage Unlimited.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 1:45 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Epic Support for the Hero's Journey: A Human-Centered, Sustainable EdTech Support Model for the Digital Future
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: T. Adam Baldry (Pima Community College)
Co-presenters: Bradley Butler (University of Arizona), Danielle Dolan-Sanchez (University of Arizona)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you support your campus heroes on their educational journeys? Join us in exploring a sustainable tech support model for LMS integrated tools! You will leave the session with a different approach on supporting your students, faculty, and staff to take back to your institution.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Creating faculty supports to improve digital teaching and learning spaces
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela van Barneveld-McCarragher (Lakehead University)
Co-presenter: Lisa ONeill (Lakehead University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, facilitators share efficient methods of blueprinting the design of an online course space to introduce participants to effective practices for online learning space development. The workshop materials and resources utilize open standards and practices so will be available to session participants for application in their own contexts.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 1: Instructional Designers As Change Agents Through Faculty Development
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As instructional designers, we go to great lengths to design and develop high-quality courses.  But how can we support (especially adjunct) faculty’s efforts to continuously improve their teaching skills to match course quality? In this session, we explore JHU engineering school’s approach to faculty development: the Faculty Forward Academy.

 


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Understanding and Assessing Quality Teaching and Learning
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium), Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global)), Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University), Karen Solomon (Higher Learning Commission)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you an instructor looking to optimize your online or blended teaching? Maybe an instructional designer looking for ideas and tools to frame consultations and instructional development sessions with your faculty to prepare them for online or blended teaching? Or a leader working with your institution to prepare for accreditation and larger quality conversations? If so, mark your calendar for this session to learn from our panel of experts! 

 


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
OER Demystified: A FREE Online course hosted by SoftChalk for finding, reusing, revising and remixing Open Educational Resources (OER)
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rick Lumadue (California State University - Long Beach)
Co-presenter: Maria Fieth (MERLOT-SkillsCommons)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Finally, a complete course that provides practical guidance in locating, reusing, revising and remixing Open Educational Resources (OER)! Whether you are new to OER or experienced, this workshop will demonstrate how to easily incorporate Open Educational Resources (OER) into your teaching practice. 


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Empowering Faculty to Meet Students Where They Are: Introducing the Tenets Model for Online Classroom Facilitation
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kathleen Embry (American InterContinental University)
Co-presenter: Mukul Bhalla (American InterContinental University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In a bold move, our university moved away from a prescribed faculty classroom performance approach in fully-online classes to a Tenets model. This model emerged to answer the question, “How do we empower faculty the freedom and flexibility to facilitate learning and provide instruction to their students’ when and how they need it?”


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Harnessing the Chaos: Transforming Your COVID Collection of Online Courses into High Quality Learning Experiences
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lauren Wright (Wiley)
Co-presenter: Charles Kreitzer (George Mason University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how George Mason University harnessed the power of partnership with Wiley Education Services to prepare faculty and move 100+ courses from their emergency remote learning forms into dynamic learning experiences. Takeaways include developing flexible faculty development models, project management approaches, and aligning institutional vision with complex project plans.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Driving Student Persistence with Timely, Personalized Faculty Support
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katherine Porter (Western Governors University)
Co-presenter: Jennie Sanders (Western Governors University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We developed student-focused planning tools that provide insight into each student's needs, preparation, and preferences, as well as a system to alert faculty to student needs at key touchpoints to deepen our commitment to personalized faculty support for students. Implementation of these tools has improved student persistence and faculty efficiency.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Faculty Personas - Creating Empathy with Faculty
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Swati Ramani (Southern California University of Health Sciences)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explains the need for creating faculty personas by university administrators and faculty development staff using a Design Thinking Project Management Approach. It guides on how to create faculty personas by analyzing their univesity faculty at department/program/academic discipline level and then how to apply these depending on project initiatives at their university. 


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 2: Course Design And Revisions Considerations For Large-Enrollment Courses
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christine Paige (SUNY - Empire State College) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Alena Rodick (SUNY - Empire State College), Heather Bennett (SUNY Empire State College)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many colleges and universities have been considering the implementation of large-enrollment online courses to meet the online education demands. For course designers, these large-enrollment courses can present certain challenges. What role does learning analytics and the new RSI (regular and substantive interaction) play in designing and revising large enrollment courses? Join the discussion to better understand the challenges and to explore possible strategies for addressing them.

 

 


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Grading - Is There a Better Way?
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Julie Mendez (Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC))
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Curious about alternatives to traditional grading practices? In this hands-on session, you will learn about specifications grading. You’ll take away a list of examples from various disciplines and a plan for using specifications grading in your course.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Creativity in Real-Time: Designing, Storytelling, Learning, and LARPing inside Social VR
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Megan Elliott (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
Co-presenter: Jeff Chen (HP Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When COVID-19 closed the doors of the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, the students and faculty opened the doors to a virtual Carson Center and other learning environments inside Mozilla Hubs and VR Chat.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Supporting career & technical education programs moving online with open educational services
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 4:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

The COVID pandemic has required hands-on career and technical education programs to move online.  The workshop will demonstrate how to use SkillsCommons, an OER repository of workforce development training resources, and MERLOT’s open educational services to design hybrid and online courses that align with hands-on learning in the workplace.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Live! Pulse Of The Conference
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Terry Greene (Trent University)
Co-presenter: Jonathan Lashley (Idaho State Board of Education)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join OLC Live! co-hosts Terry Greene and Jonathan Lashley as they seek out the emerging trends and topics, as well as engaging members of of the conference community at Accelerate 2021. Keep your head on a swivel during this lively, participatory session, because you might just be a featured guest!


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Feminist Pedagogy in Online Teaching: Equitable and Inclusive Pedagogical Practices to Enhance Learning
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Liv Newman (Tulane University of Louisiana)
Co-presenters: Niya Bond (University of Maine - Orono), Enilda Romero-Hall (The University of Tampa), Clare Daniel (Tulane University of Louisiana), Jacquelyne Howard (Tulane University of Louisiana)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The principles of feminist pedagogy can lead to learning environments that are equitable, inclusive, and engaging which are necessary elements for learning.  In this interactive session, participants will consider how to apply feminist pedagogy to their own online teaching and will workshop one assignment according to feminist pedagogical principles. Participants will also be introduced to the open-access guide, Feminist Pedagogy for Teaching Online

 
Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 3: Moving Students, Faculty, Courses, and Programs From Remote To Online
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Edward Queen (Johns Hopkins University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Christine Paige (SUNY - Empire State College) (Moderator), Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida), Celicia Wallace (Seminole State College of Florida), Lauren Kelley (University of Delaware), Reginald Jackson (Northwestern University), Kiley Forsythe (Mississippi State University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In 2020, faculty quickly shifted to a remote learning model. Instructional Designers helped support and manage this quick transition, but how will the ID field manage the faculty, student, course, and program transformation from remote to online learning? During this panel, we will discuss how to plan for a future post-pandemic.

 


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
How Integrated Autograded Technology Improves Autonomous Learning in Competency-Based Education
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Hannah Beaux (Western Governors University)
Co-presenter: Joy Valerio-Faessel (Western Governors University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When students sense alignment between curriculum and assessment, the flow of learning can become euphoric. Immersing learners in the same platform to teach real-world skills through formative practice and to assess those skills invigorates that alignment. This presentation explores technology integrations improving alignment and online student outcomes and satisfaction.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Reducing Student Test Anxiety During Online Proctored Assessments
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jordan Adair (Honorlock)
Co-presenters: Jill Simpson (University of North Alabama), Jan Wilson (Honorlock)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Honorlock and the University of North Alabama partnered to conduct a detailed study on test anxiety and online proctoring. Learn about student test anxiety drivers, how we can mitigate their impact and help promote student success.


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
  • Leadership
Education Session
Stick the Landing: Faculty Gymnastics Guidance for Blended and Flipped Learning
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marlene Blake (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenters: Georgette Gorman (Grand Canyon University), Holly Love (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Much like gymnastics, instructors in a Blended/Flipped classroom can feel like they are competing in the floor exercise, high bar, and balance beam.  Faculty must ensure classrooms are achieving rigor and integrating student care through learner-centered instruction.  Join this workshop to score a perfect 10 on each classroom event. 


Wednesday September 22, 2021 - 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Evening Event
Evening Event: Let's Go Boldly! OLC Accelerate's Intergalactic Space Race
Date: Wednesday, September 22nd
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cody House (The George Washington University)
Co-presenter: Florence Williams (University of Central Florida)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come join the TTK Chefs for an intergalactic space race through our spaceship! Collaboration, technology, and fun will be the name of the game as you work together with a small team of fellow space travelers looking for lost keys to start your spaceship. This event will challenge you to unlock codes and complete puzzles with your fellow travelers as you move throughout the spaceship. Be on the lookout for those pesky space chickens though -- they’re lurking around every turn!


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness - A Guided Virtual Meditation Session
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Start your day with some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice some self-care as we turn our focus inward for a short while.  Mindfulness has been defined as a practice of "bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occuring in the present moment" (Baer, 2003).  Clark Shah-Nelson will lead this guided mindful meditation session geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Accelerate Virtual Conference in a healthy and present way together.  Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, all levels are welcome to join us for this session.

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


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Enhance Student Learning using Embedded Student Success Tools
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dani McCauley (Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Erie-Behrend College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Study guides and post-exam reflections make it easy to integrate academic success tools into courses. Using the Depth of Knowledge framework, participants will discover how to revise study guides and create exam wrappers that help students better prepare for assessments.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Creative Teaching with a Mentoring Focus in a Standardized Online Gen Ed Course
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bethanie Hansen (American Public University System)
Co-presenters: David Whitehouse (American Public University System), John Clark (American Public University System), Katherine Oneil (American Public University System), Valerie Colston (American Public University System)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will share our exploration of creative teaching practices aimed at implementing a mentoring approach, while also striving at maintaining appropriate academic rigor, in a standardized large-enrollment gen ed course. Attendees will learn how creative approaches despite standardization may lead to more positive student outcomes, such as increasing student engagement and persistence and engage in discussion to consider mentoring approaches to teaching.  


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
Sending Out an SOS: Signals of Success, an Early Alert Platform Designed by Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jenny Billings (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College)
Co-presenter: Melissa Reid (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Chairs of English and Math were tasked with developing an early alert system that was user-friendly, created in-house, and cost-effective. Using traffic signals to indicate students’ progress, Academics worked alongside IT and Tutoring. This effort increased communication, recordkeeping, faculty participation, and success.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
  • OLC Session
Summit
Leadership Network Summit - Part 1: Institutional Roles in Upskilling the Workforce
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (EdAssist Solutions) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Luke Dowden (Alamo Community College District ), Michael Torrence (Motlow State Community College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

From upskilling to workforce partnership solutions, opportunities are ever expanding to meet the needs of the next generation of the workforce. Learn about partnerships, non-profit initiatives in this area, and what it means for institutions that want to explore this focus area. This discussion will carry over on site in October.

 


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
How Many Can You Earn? Digital Badges for Math!
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kirsten Meymaris (Purdue University Global)
Co-presenter: Tami Tacker (Purdue University Global)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

For many students, the idea of learning math online is anxiety-filled, daunting and often insurmountable.  Given that, what could be done in an online math course to instead calm, motivate and possibly even excite those students?  Accelerate with us to see if YOU can win a BADGE!


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Removing 'Friction' from the Online Tutoring Experience: Perspectives for Online Degree Programs
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Neena Wilson (Indiana University East)
Co-presenter: Eleni Siatra (Indiana University East)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop explores 'friction' as experienced by Learning Centers when serving online degree programs. All tutoring perspectives will be examined (students, tutors, administrators). We will also discuss how Dooley's 2019 publication, Friction: The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage, informs our work.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Iterative Blend: A Pragmatic Approach to Realizing Institutional Aspiration
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maylyn Tan (Singapore Institute of Management)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session describes how pockets of faculty-led pedagogical experimentations were instrumental to the successful scaling of remote teaching and blended learning across the institution. Discover faculty development strategies for iterative and agile implementation to realize evidence-informed practices despite the absence of a unified definition of blended learning at the beginning.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Workshop
Designing, Implementing, & Scaling An Online Course Quality Review & Refresh Process With OSCQR
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (Open SUNY)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

This workshop is intended to assist institutional leaders develop an implementation plan for online course quality review and refresh using OSCQR, OLC’s online course quality scorecard. You will be provided with the tools and information to plan an institution-level initiative to systematically improve the instructional design and accessibility of online courses and programs.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 9
  • Networking Coffee Talk
  • Streamed Session
Networking Coffee Talk
The Future of the LMS Isn’t What You Think
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeff Borden (D2L)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join Dr. Borden to unpack some effective practices, innovative techniques, and future technologies to watch through this highly interactive and engaging session. Come away with 2-3 practical ideas you can try tomorrow, as well as dozens of others to integrate over time, while also seeing ways to future-proof your digital learning experiences.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Debunking the Misconceptions Created from COVID-19's Shift to Emergency Remote Learning
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Blair Stamper (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Co-presenter: Lynn Wahl (UNC Charlotte)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Emergency remote learning vs. online learning. COVID-19 turned the education world upside down, forcing faculty members to quickly transition their courses to an online format using Learning Management Systems (LMS) and web conferencing. Now that these new teaching habits are formed, how do we ensure students receive a quality education using synchronous sessions and best online learning practices? In this session, we will discuss these misconceptions and brainstorm alternative teaching strategies. 


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Research On The Blended University: Past, Present and Future!
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida), Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Anthony Picciano (CUNY - Hunter College and Graduate Center)
Track: Blended
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Indicators point to an impending surge in blended learning, merging the best of online with the return-to-campus, ‘live’ instruction. This panel of blended learning experts will discuss how this evolution is also fueling the blended university—encompassing not only instruction but other facets of the academy.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
  • OLC Session
Summit
Leadership Network Summit - Part 2: Student Services 2.0
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (EdAssist Solutions) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Andrew Shean (Penn Foster), Michael London (Uwill)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There are many more opportunities to provide students with excellent support options in the online and blended environment.  From telemental health to mentoring, learn about services available to students and how these services can increase student satisfaction and retention. This conversation will carry-over to the on site program in Washington DC.

 


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Spanning The Skills Gap: Teaching Students To Effectively Communicate Their Learning Experiences And Levels Of Workforce Development Skills To Foster Career Success
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Abby McGuire (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Co-presenters: Nicole Weber (Online Learning Consortium), Jeff Chen (HP Inc.)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Can students communicate effectively about their learning experiences and levels of workforce skill development to propel them to succeed as new professionals?  This education session provides insights into one of the key findings of a workforce skills development study conducted through a partnership between the OLC and HP.  The findings highlighted the potential for learning analytics and teaching students to communicate their learning experiences and levels of workforce skill development to foster career and personal success.

 


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Rejuvenating Online Discussions to Foster Inclusive Online Communities
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Staci Gilpin (The College of Saint Scholastica)
Co-presenters: Nikki Schutte (The College of Saint Scholastica), Amy Murzyn (College of Saint Scholastica The), Stephanie Rollag-Yoon (The College of Saint Scholastica)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This panel explores moves toward online instruction focused on relationship-building and social interactions. Sharing our ongoing work to rejuvenate online courses through the inclusion of relational focused small groups, rather than commonly-used, transactional formats of discussion, we name how this work can expand accessibility and opportunity for equity. 

 

 

 
Thursday September 23, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
2021: A Place Odyssey
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kathleen Gibson (APL nextED)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Voyage to the place where your whole academic team can access essential resources and information. Discover how colleges and universities can share teaching resources, provide professional development, staff courses, view assessments and workload reports on one platform. Explore APL nextED, the only comprehensive, integrated, flexible and affordable academic operations platform.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Learning by Design: How to Create Interactive Branched Case Scenarios for e-Learning
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

There are many ways to design scenarios for online delivery, from classic text-based cases to meticulously designed interactive branched case scenarios for immersive learning that increases retention, comprehension, and engagement. This synchronous online workshop will introduce an emerging design trend in branched case scenarios for learners at all levels.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Live! Best In Show
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jenae Cohn (California State University-Sacramento)
Co-presenters: Ben Scragg (Online Learning Consortium Inc.), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Let's celebrate and get to know some of the recent winners of the OLC Awards for Excellence in Online Teaching, Research & Leadership. Join OLC Live co-hosts Jenae Cohn and Ben Scragg as they welcome selected recent award winners from this year's OLC Awards Gala. Also joining us will be Angela Gunder, OLC Chief Academic Officer, to discuss how you can view and apply for future OLC awards.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Reimagining the Discussion Board: Beyond "Post and Reply" and "I Agree"
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Stern-Lockerman (Queens College City University of New York)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discussion boards, used to facilitate engagement in online courses, are often ineffective. How can we structure these to facilitate true engagement? We will present effective strategies and resources in bringing real discourse into asynchronous discussion, as well as engage the audience at large as to what worked for their institutions.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Think outside the workshop: Revitalizing your faculty development program
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rolando Mendez (Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Let’s face it: Faculty development programs are in serious need of revitalization. Inject new life into them by thinking outside the workshop. Join us to learn how we reconceptualized the program at our institution by designing experiences such as a Virtual Community of Practice, a Best Practices showcase, a mentoring program, and interactive mini courses. Leave the session with tools and resources to inject new life into your own faculty development program!


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Summit
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Summit
Leadership Network Summit - Part 3: Institutional Innovation: Bringing Forward Lessons Learned
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (EdAssist Solutions) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Patrice Torcivia Prusko (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There are many more opportunities to provide students with excellent support options in the online and blended environment.  From telemental health to mentoring, learn about services available to students and how these services can increase student satisfaction and retention. This conversation will carry-over to the on site program in Washington DC.

 


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Creating Multimodal Learning Opportunities with Adobe Spark Page
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Emtinan Alqurashi (Temple University)
Co-presenter: Jonah Chambers (Temple University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Providing students with multimodal learning opportunities may help them develop deeper learning. Learn how to use Adobe Spark Page to create engaging content for your students or have them create their own multimodal projects. Practice creating your own Page and leave with assignment ideas. 


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Improving the quality of video-based learning: A cross-discipline approach
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Zwillenberg (Loyola University - Maryland)
Co-presenter: Jesse Goldstein (Loyola University - Maryland)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will pull together resources and techniques across the field of film production, marketing, and technology to create a decision-making framework and an instructor’s toolbox of techniques to develop high quality video-based instruction.  Participants will engage in discussion and quick practice about recommendations and techniques outlined in this presentation.  As a result of this work, instructors will be better positioned to make choices about how best to translate their content into engaging materials for students.  Participants will be able to: 1) examine recommendations across research and practice that can be applied to designing video-based instruction, 2) apply content creation techniques to their own video-based instruction, and 3) utilize a choice framework for content creation that suites their purpose, skill set, time, and audience.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Restorative Practice Strategy for Building Resilience and Student Grit in Digital Learning
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tom Butkiewicz (Walden University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Restorative practice is a relationship strategy about caring and empathy to help faculty manage power imbalances more effectively in digital learning. We will present a restorative practice learning model, including resilience and student grit. Participants apply the restorative practice in scenarios using six restorative questions to influence student success.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Reinventing Content Protection With WebSweep
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ivan Babovic (Proctorio)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With exam content more widely available on the internet, students have more access now than ever to exam answers being shared on external websites. Content protection tools are key in protecting exam integrity, identifying duplicated exam content & protecting each institution’s reputation and educational rapport. Join us for this session to learn more about how institutions can leverage tools like WebSweep to initiate content takedown & promote an equitable learning environment for test takers.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Design Sprint - Part 3
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Co-presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for the final session of the OLC Accelerate Design Sprints series! The Design Sprints consist of three related sessions - each designed and structured in the same way but featuring different challenges. This year, each sprint focuses on different aspects of designing for sustained community engagement.  


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Competing Professional Licensure Notification Requirements - Compliance Got Even More Complicated
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Dowd (WCET - the WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies)
Co-presenters: Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE), Van Davis (WCET)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Federal regulations, Federal laws to serve Veterans, reciprocity requirements, and state laws require notifications when institutions offer professional programs face-to-face and by distance education.  Participants will leave this session understanding the varying requirements for notifications and will brainstorm practical steps to ensure compliance and serve students with transparency.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Game On: Implementing and Evaluating an Online Professional Development on Gamification for K-12 Teachers
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Daisyane Barreto (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Co-presenter: Jeff Ertzberger (University of North Carolina - Wilmington)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Most teachers have limited experience with digital games when it comes to integrating them into the classroom. This session covers the implementation and evaluation of an online professional development on gamification for K-12 teachers.The course content and the evaluation findings will be shared. 

 


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Leading for Digital Transformation: "Technology Shouldn't Determine Pedagogy" but Should It Challenge Desired Pedagogy?
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matthew Vick (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It is often said "technology shouldn’t determine pedagogy." While in general a technology should not limit an instructor's practices, this session will discuss how technology should indeed challenge instructors to reconsider "habits" that are just assumed to be "best practice." Perceived limitations may actually be invitations to digital transformation.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
  • OLC Session
Express Workshop
New To Research? Let OLC Help!
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Abby McGuire (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Getting started in research can feel overwhelming. What methods should I use? How do they fit together? What role does theory play in my work? Is my role as an educator one that can or should participate in research? Join this session for a hands-on workshop exploring research basics, providing clear steps for getting started on your research journey.

 


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
From Foundation to Implementation: Giving Instructional Designers the Tools to Support Faculty in the Pursuit of Quality
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alyssa Albrecht (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Nancy Swenson (University of Central Florida), Nicole Stahl (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online and Blended quality review initiatives require detailed processes, documentation, and guides to succeed. This presentation will discuss the strategic network of support created for instructional designers, faculty, and support teams to champion for the online and blended Quality and High Quality Course review initiative at a large university.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Meditation + Multimedia Instructional Design: The MID-MED Approach to the Creative Process
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Could meditation facilitate the incubation period of the 8 stages of the creative process for multimedia instructional designers? Scholarly studies say Yes! This practical and theoretical session explores the possibilities with a discussion of the creative process through the lens of Jung’s principle of entropy and a brief meditation experience.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Strategies for Retaining and Recovering Online Students
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Travis Coufal (Education Dynamics)
Co-presenter: Chris Gilmore (Education Dynamics)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Gain insights into the latest trends in online student success strategies. This conversation will provide an opportunity for higher education leaders to dive into the latest strategies on helping online students persist to graduation and stop-out students return to your programs at a higher rate.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Networking Coffee Talk
  • Streamed Session
Networking Coffee Talk
Designing Engaging Education Experiences (E3) in Virtual Reality Redux - Lessons Learned
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marie Vans (Colorado State University)
Co-presenter: Jeff Chen (HP Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Last year we took you on a Journey highlighting the development if a course and curriculum model that allows Students to build out their own Social Learning Experiences using Virtual Reality to enhance engagement and enhance learning processes. This year we will continue the conversation with student outcomes and lessons learned using state-of-the-art web-based XR.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Thursday September 23, 2021 - 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Choose Your Own Speed Networking Adventure: Breakout Bonanza
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Co-presenter: Shereene Harford Twum-Barimah (St Georges University School of Medicine)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Speed Networking Lounge for open topic Thursday! We will leverage the power of Zoom breakout rooms to create casual, "mini speed networking lounges" based on common interests. We'll determine interests and themes in the first 10 minutes, but hop in whenever you can and we’ll help you make some quick friendships before the 30 minutes are up!


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Lightning Talk
  • Streamed Session
Lightning Talk
Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable- Having Difficult Conversations about Race and Culture in the Classroom
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 4:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Ellison (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Classroom discussions can be difficult.  They can be very uncomfortable and difficult when race and culture are at the center of those conversations. This lightning talk will provoke a conversation on how getting comfortable with the uncomfortable can enhance openness in learning.  


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
Thursday September 23, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Stand-In Instructional Designer: An Interactive Guide to Online Course Design
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laura Smith (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Stephanie Tammen (University of Arizona), Emily Torrez (University of Arizona), Christopher P Hauser (University of Arizona)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Every instructor deserves access to instructional design support regardless of institutional resources. We will discuss our OER Interactive Guide to Online Course Design. It was created for instructors who are new to online and blended learning and delves into the online course design process, with many opportunities to apply learning.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Innovations in Student Success through Master Courses: Quality, Consistency, and Efficiency
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephen Bartlet (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenters: Deborah Mixson-Brookshire (Kennesaw State University), Julie Moore (Kennesaw State University), Tamara Powell (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With growing online offerings, institutions are attempting to bolster student success through master courses. What are faculty perceptions of master courses?  Can they be used to enhance student success and how?  We will share our survey on faculty perceptions and facilitate a conversation about master course adoption and use. 


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Interactive Tools to Engage Participation and Increase Retention in the Online Classroom
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Roiann Baskin (American Public University System)
Co-presenter: Karolina Kopczynski (American Public University System)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As more students are turning to online education, educators must constantly reflect and adjust their teaching to effectively engage all learners. In this workshop, you will learn several tools to increase interaction and student engagement in the online classroom. The attendees will walk away with three specific tools to engage participation and retain engagement.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
Thursday September 23, 2021 - 4:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Lightning Talk
  • Streamed Session
Lightning Talk
Students' Cognitive Learning And Leadership Development Via Virtual Collaboration In Online Leadership Education Coursework
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Grazziella McCarron (George Mason University)
Co-presenter: Larisa Olesova (George Mason University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Virtual student collaboration can promote cognitive learning and leadership development. From data collected via collaborative work in an online leadership course, this study found connections between students’ familiarity with distance learning and cognitive learning growth, as well as changes in cognitive learning given course exposure over time.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Live! Pulse Of The Conference
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jonathan Lashley (Idaho State Board of Education)
Co-presenter: Ben Scragg (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join OLC Live! co-hosts Jonathan Lashley and Ben Scragg as they seek out the emerging trends and topics, as well as engaging members of the conference community at Accelerate 2021. Keep your head on a swivel during this lively, participatory session, because you might just be a featured guest!


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
Gamified Session
Is Your Copyright in Jeopardy?: A Creative Commons Game for All Levels
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melissa Huang (Western Colorado University)
Co-presenter: Kimberly Yadon (Western Colorado University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Teach educators, librarians, etc. about Creative Commons utilizing a Jeopardy-style game that opens up discussion about common misconceptions regarding copyright, open licenses, fair use, and more. This session will encourage people to participate actively, learn more about categories they didn’t know about, and (for those in-person) collaborate on responses.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Express Workshop
F'ing Management: It's Not What You Think...
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Strategies for managing academic technology teams in higher education can make or break a campus initiative. The F'ing Management strategy covers the principles of Family First, Friendship, Forgiveness, Fun, Fairness, Facilitation, and Flexibility. The sessions will discuss the application of these principles and why they work in higher education.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
A Digital Agora: Socrates' Maieutic Method in the Online Classroom
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Israelsen (American Public University System)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation explores what a digital version of Socrates' maieutic method, aimed at encouraging the organic development of a learner's own insights through guided questioning, might look like. I argue that this method has great potential for the online humanities teacher through fostering passionate, organic, and internally motivated student engagement.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Measuring Online Learning Readiness in Higher Education
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Co-presenters: Carolyn Andrews (Brigham Young University - Main Campus (Provo)), Rebecca Thomas (Oregon State University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A panel will feature researchers from two universities who are collaborating on a validation study of an online learning readiness instrument. Panelist will share about the current state of the online learning readiness literature, their validation methodology, study results and plans for using the instrument for intervention and student support.


Thursday September 23, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The 5 Ps For Online Student Success: Orientation & Onboarding Programs That Engage & Retain
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Meg Foster (Piedmont Virginia Community College)
Co-presenter: Terry Norris (College of Southern Nevada)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can institutions prepare students for success in online learning and then extend that support beyond their first semester? Learn how two institutions are using orientation and student success videos to bridge skill gaps and foster success. Presenters will share five tips for developing A+ orientation content.

 
Thursday September 23, 2021 - 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Evening Event
Evening Event: Collaborative Fun, Games...and Space Chicken
Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Adam Davi (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Dorothy Loftin (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In space, no one can hear chickens cluck. But that won't stop the engagement team from embarking on journey through innerspace as we wrap up the conference with fun and games.


Friday September 24, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Enabling Students Daily Choice of How to Attend Class: Wisdom From Three Faculty Who Taught HyFlex
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Wendy Athens (Utah Valley University)
Co-presenters: Joshua Premo (Utah Valley University), Kathy Andrist (Utah Valley University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explores the challenges of instructors faced by providing flexibility to students through daily choice of attendance by modality, i.e. online, livestream, or face-to-face, sometimes known as HyFlex delivery. In Fall 2020 and continuing into Spring 2021, Utah Valley University configured more than 300 classrooms to include automated recordings and simultaneous live streaming. The extra flexibility of these classrooms allowed students to choose on a daily basis how they attended class, whether face-to-face, live streaming, or online with recordings. This session shares the wisdom of four faculty who taught in these classrooms and how they simultaneously engaged two audiences, both local and remote students. After an overview of student participation and success data, the faculty panel will address key questions about teaching in synchronous blended classrooms including: 1. What advice can you give to other instructors? 2. What do students need to know to participate effectively? 3. What did you change between the 1st and 2nd time of teaching in this delivery mode? 4. What are the remaining challenges? 5. What is the future of course delivery? In Fall 2020, this research study included 12 faculty, 34 class sections, and 538 students. Students were asked how they attended class each week (whether face-to-face, livestreaming, online with recordings) and why. In Spring 2021, we explore how instructors modified their approach. Attendance patterns were correlated with pass/fail and student demographic data including age and hours of employment.


Friday September 24, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
  • OLC Session
Education Session
My Time In IELOL: A Panel Of Lived Experiences
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) program brings together colleagues from around the world to explore the opportunities and barriers to advancing local and global online learning. This session brings together IELOL-USA  grads as well as grads from the new IELOL Global Program to discuss their experiences in the program, what they learned, and how the community they’ve built has been transformative for their professional growth and the impact of their leadership.

Maddie Shellgren will be joined by selected IELOL and IELOL Global graduates for this panel.

 


Friday September 24, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Shifting towards a #CamerasOff Paradigm
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Stern-Lockerman (Queens College City University of New York)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many faculty prefer to require students keep their cameras on, even though it can have a massive negative impact. This session will discuss the problems with that, strategies for #CamerasOff engagement, and a collective discussion for all to engage on this topic.


Friday September 24, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Growing Role Of OER In Higher Education: Past, Present, And Future
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeff Seaman (Bay View Analytics)
Co-presenter: Julia Seaman (Bay View Analytics)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation examines the factors driving growth in awareness and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER), how teaching during the pandemic changed these factors, and speculates on the immediate future of OER based on results from a decade of annual surveys of Higher Educational academic administrators and teaching faculty.

 


Friday September 24, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Death to the poster project! Moving print projects online...for good
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: William Schaefer (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Poster projects are dated and difficult to manage.  Educators cling to what has worked in the past due to a fear of looking ahead to the future.  This presentation will discuss how to move traditional poster projects online with Adobe Behance and how to gain instructor buy in the process.  


Friday September 24, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Knocking Down Student Barriers During Covid: Using EesySoft Targeted Messaging to Promote Student Resources
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melissa Harwin (Mercy College)
Co-presenter: Mary Lozina (Mercy College)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Due to COVID-19, students had to quickly pivot to a fully online environment. Mercy Online leveraged EesySoft messaging to remove student success barriers and provide awareness of student support resources. Join this session to learn how we partnered with college units such as Tutoring, Advising, and Counseling to provide continuity of student support.


Friday September 24, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Will I Use This Stuff in Real Life? Answering the Classic Question Through Assignments in an Online College Math Class
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mukul Bhalla (American InterContinental University)
Co-presenter: Kathleen Embry (American InterContinental University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to see how we successfully revised an online math course for non-majors and how you can adapt this approach for your students. Revisions to adaptive learning content and assignments focused on developing real-life quantitative reasoning resulted in more engaging content, leading to improvements in submission rates/grades/pass rates.


Friday September 24, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 1
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
So You Want To Do More Than Make a "Seat at the Table"
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kimberly Rehak (Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Jacqueline McGinty (Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Designing inclusive learning environments is a fundamental goal for instructional designers of adult learners. Although diversity and inclusion have gained prominence in the field, this talk will focus on ways to move past "checking a box" for diversity to cultivate meaningful learning environments intentionally created to include all learners.


Friday September 24, 2021 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Closing Out the Week with a Slow Networking Lounge: Gratitude, Gifts, and Recharging
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Co-presenter: Shereene Harford Twum-Barimah (St Georges University School of Medicine)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

It’s been a wonderful week of conference sessions, and our brains are buzzing with new knowledge, inspiration, and hopefully, new friendships. Remember, though: your brain needs downtime and reflection, too! Join us in our final Speed...er, Slow Networking Lounge session. This session is an open invitation to take a breath, take a walk, take a stretch, and take what you need to recharge your batteries. We will have structured opportunities to share statements of gratitude and to share “gifts” with other participants through meaningful learning points experienced throughout the conference.


Friday September 24, 2021 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Friday September 24, 2021 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Live! Accelerate 2021 Virtual In Review
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jenae Cohn (California State University-Sacramento)
Co-presenters: Ben Scragg (Online Learning Consortium Inc.), Jonathan Lashley (Idaho State Board of Education), Terry Greene (Trent University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

As another engaging and meaningful Accelerate virtual draws to a close, join us in celebration of the transformative practices, connective networking, and impactful discussions from the past week. In this session, we’ll take an inside look at the big takeaways from the conference, and members of the OLC community will share stories of their favorite moments from the virtual portion of the conference. OLC Live! hosts Jenae Cohn, Terry Greene, Jonathan Lashley, and Ben Scragg will close us out with lightning interviews of the conference steering committee, including members of the OLC Board of Directors and OLC Staff. Let’s close our time together this week in appreciation of all that we’ve learned, and in celebration of the monumental advancements to come within the field of online, blended and digital learning.  


Friday September 24, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
Friday September 24, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Manage Your Learning with the Self-Determined Learning Template
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephen Preacher (Southern Wesleyan University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Self-Determined Learning Template (SDLT) is an innovative instrument for employing techniques of critical analysis in the learning processIt is designed to equip adult learners with the skills to organize and integrate essential elements of a selected topic, and construct an adaptable, concise model for current and lifelong learning.


Friday September 24, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Pandemia en academia: Architecture for instructional excellence in the time of Covid
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sherry Steeley (Georgetown University)
Co-presenter: Anna Butsay (Georgetown University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Providing insights into three pillars of response to the shift to remote and online instruction, this session focuses briefly on institutional leadership framing the response, and then provides deeper insights into the instructional design and faculty training aspects of a key intervention supporting course deployment in the virtual space.


Friday September 24, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Multivariable Calculus: Interactive Digital Space for Online Learning
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Burcu Tuncer Karabina (University of Waterloo)
Co-presenter: Amanda Garcia (University of Waterloo)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session showcases cross-campus collaboration efforts to create an asynchronous, interactive, student-oriented math course that provides an inclusive and accessible learning experience for all types of learners who are keen to explore the wonders of multivariable Calculus. This digital space is complemented with other "teachnology" and pedagogy choices to increase student engagement and create strong teacher presence.


Friday September 24, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Nursing and Emergency Preparedness Education in a Pandemic: Challenges in Response to COVID-19
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jaclyn Ricords (LearningMate)
Co-presenter: Bob Smith (American Public University System)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore process and best practices when rapidly transitioning in-person nursing and emergency management courses to remote instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. Examples will include interactives, simulations and government resources to consider for nursing education and “full-scale” exercise as identified in the HSEEP manual.


Friday September 24, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Opening a Conversation, Not Shutting a Door: Tips, Techniques, and Tools for Providing Effective Online Feedback
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laura Osborne (Stephen F. Austin State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Timely, constructive, and accessible feedback is vital to support student learning and engagement. In this session, we'll delve into tips, techniques, tools, and recommended practices for providing students with effective feedback in online courses, with a special focus on courses that are writing intensive.


Friday September 24, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 7
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Permeable Online Discussion Groups: New Moves for Building Community Online
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Staci Gilpin (The College of Saint Scholastica)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Rollag-Yoon (The College of Saint Scholastica)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Drawing on feminist theory (hooks, 1994) and social presence (Garrison & Cleveland-Innes, 2005), this research focuses on relationship-building and social interactions in online learning. Sharing our findings around rejuvenating online courses through the inclusion of relational-focused small groups, rather than transactional discussions, we name opportunities to expand accessibility and equity.


Friday September 24, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 8
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
Scaling the Impact of the Affordable Learning Solutions with HBCUs
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (HBCUs - Tennessee State University)
Co-presenters: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons), Deborah Chisom (Tennessee State University), Dr. Effua Ampadu (Tennessee State University), Mikaela Wiley (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Reducing the cost of higher education by providing free to low cost course materials has proven to be an important institutional strategy. The session will review strategies adopted by HBCUs to improve implementation of Affordable Learning Solutions programs using customized technologies and professional development programs.


Friday September 24, 2021 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 10
  • Plenary Address
  • Streamed Session
Plenary Address
#AC21 - Centering Inclusion, Trust And Care: A Connected Plenary And Closing Event
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Rajiv Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University), Abby McGuire (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 10
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Part fireside chat, part active design sprint, this highly-engaging plenary will weave together the threads of the salient themes and discussions covered across the various tracks, sessions and engagement opportunities. Using a curated set of notes collected by numerous conference attendees, session participants will first hear reflections on how the discussions and themes from the conference presentation connect to our collective role in reimagining educational innovation.

 


Friday September 24, 2021 - 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 9
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Accelerate 2021 After Party And Onsite Conference Preview
Date: Friday, September 24th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore), Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus), Adam Davi (University of Arizona)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 9
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

The sessions may be over, but the fun doesn't stop there! Live music, fun games, virtual celebrations, organically unpredictable Zoom antics...what's not to love? The OLC Accelerate 2021 After Party will be an experience you don't want to miss, and we hope to see you there!


Saturday September 25, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Disrupting the Carnegie Hour: A Three-Year Journey to Create a Blended Competency-based Program in Higher Education
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kim Chatham (Metropolitan Community College)
Track: Blended
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we share insights and challenges from a three-year journey to design, develop, and implement a blended Competency-based Education program for higher education. Attendees will examine elements of a CBE framework and gain access to a resource site containing an interactive journey map to aid their CBE journey.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Creating Connections: Competency-Based Degree Programs and Undergraduate Capstone Courses for Adult Learners
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carolyn Stevenson (Purdue University Global)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Undergraduate adult learners need flexible, cost-efficient ways to increase knowledge, enhance skills, or complete a college degree. The rising cost of college tuition coupled with the demands of work/life balance challenge many individuals seeking a higher education degree. As such, higher education administrators and faculty members need to identify new approaches to learning in higher education that address these barriers and open the access to earning a college degree. Capstone courses connect prior learning in coursework with real-world experiences. By providing learners with the opportunity to create capstone projects around personal and professional interests, a more meaningful experience is gained for the adult learner.

This presentation addresses competency-based degree plans and application-based capstone courses for undergraduate university students. Examples of competency-based degree plans and capstone courses will be discussed. Inclusion in the discussion will be prior learning assessment courses. Testimonials from learners are provided along with a model for designing an effective capstone course for undergraduate adult learners.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Learning Analytics: Perspectives from Diverse Stakeholders
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Co-presenters: Shannon McCarty (Bay Path University), Darragh McNally (University of Maryland University College (UMUC)), Rebecca Thomas (Oregon State University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This panel will discuss the results of a multi-site interview study aimed to investigate stakeholders’ perspectives and views surrounding learning analytics in higher education. Topics include: perceptions of data that should be collected, data literacy, barriers to access and use of data, and bias and equity in using learning analytics.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
"Listen Linda", PechaKucha and Other Ways We Learned to Get Students' Attention Online During the Pandemic: Conversation, Not Presentation
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Diana Ruggiero (University of Memphis)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Come on and join me in this conversation: what did you do during the pandemic to keep your students engaged while online? What are some anecdotes you can share? Have you heard of Pecha Kucha presentations before?


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
"Wingardium Leviosa": Learning Physics Elevated to Another Level
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elyse Ramirez (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Co-presenters: Cynthia Lima (University of Texas at San Antonio), Claudia Arcolin (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Lorenzo Brancaleon (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

What if Physics is gamified in a Harry Potter-like journey, and students belonging to different houses discover role models and personalized content? Presenters will share best practices for creating an inclusive and engaging environment anchored to relevant experiences for a future career in STEM and interactive opportunities for learning. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
2 Tools in D2L to enhance the 3 Cs: Consistency, Clarity, and Check-ins
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Celeste Atkins (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Christina Kalel (University of Arizona)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In this brief video, an instructional designer and a D2L consultant team up to illustrate how the use of two tools in the D2L learning management system can create a more learner-centered class through the three Cs of consistency, clarity, and weekly check-ins.  


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
A Fully Online Environmental STEM Camp - How does that work?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Aislinn Benfield (Thomas Jefferson University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

A Fully Online Environmental STEM Camp?  Positivity toward science, in particular the perception of science as fun, has been linked to academic science achievement (Nasr & Soltani, 2011; Newell et al., 2015).  Interaction with science professionals and extracurricular activities has been especially effective in improving student attitudes, decreasing anxiety and maintaining interest (Hirschenhauser et al., 2019). Is an effective online STEM Camp possible?

 
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
A Global Initiative to Provide Professional Development to Educators New to Online Learning: the International Advisory Board for Online Learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rich Schultz (Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

 This presentation introduces an opportunity to become involved in a global initiative that provides support for educators new to online learning. A community of practice has developed for online learning and innovation in teaching at a distance. There are over one-hundred global members from sixteen countries involved in the initiative.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Adaptive Learning for Faculty Training: Considerations of Technologies
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Jackie Compton (University of Central Florida), Anchalee Ngampornchai (University of Central Florida)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

One challenge of faculty training for online teaching is to satisfy instructors with different levels of knowledge and skills. Adaptive learning can be a solution. Three adaptive learning tools are considered, compared, and discussed based on a set of criteria that will be shared in this session.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Adjunct Faculty Experiences in the OPM-University Business Model
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Swati Ramani (Southern California University of Health Sciences)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session provides the results of a case study on the OPM-University Business model that can help academic administrators improve the roles and experiences of adjunct faculty in the context of instructional design and faculty development in online course development. It also discusses the use of Activity Theory for decision-making with the role of adjunct faculty in online teaching.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Beyond Design: Supporting Faculty with Online Teaching Principles
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Shannon Riggs (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Co-presenter: Katherine McAlvage (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Oregon State Ecampus has developed research-based Online Teaching Principles to extend faculty support beyond course design & has made them available through a Creative Commons license. This session will tell the story of how the principles came to be and will help participants consider how they might be used at their home institutions. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Beyond the Cadaver: Enriching Hybrid Didactic and Immersion Laboratory Human Anatomy Courses
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mason Maples (Baylor University)
Track: Blended
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

 This session will explore the use of alternative and integrative learning experiences to bridge online didactic and onsite immersive laboratory experiences for gross human anatomy instruction in a Doctor of Physical Therapy program.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Building a Community of Practice through Podcasting
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Steven D'Agustino (Fordham University)
Co-presenter: Anne Fernald (Fordham University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Podcasting is a simple and powerful way to build a community of practice at your learning institution. Through interviews with faculty, staff and students, you can put a human face on the various members of the school committed to teaching and learning and share ideas, strengthen commitments and reinforce values.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Collaborative Faculty Curriculum Design Can Lead to Creative Excellence
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bethanie Hansen (American Public University System)
Co-presenters: Bjorn Mercer (American Public University System), Myeisha Grady (American Public University System), Amanda McClain (American Public University System), Alison Slade (American Public University System)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In this session, you will learn how an online course can be collaboratively designed and written by a team of faculty to manage the workload, drive creativity, and produce a positive result with limited time and budgeting. For our example, we share the COMM498 capstone course proposed, designed, and developed by many people over time and the quality outcome from our team design experience.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Connect & Engage: Effective (and Efficient) Asynchronous Instructional Strategies
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The lack of synchronous interaction often leaves faculty struggling to get students to actively (and consistently) participate in course activities. Presentation offers 10 concrete instructional strategies to create a more dynamic, personalized asynchronous learning experience that fosters students’ engagement and participation.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Course Design and Facilitation through the Disaster Life Cycle: Preparing for Post-Pandemic Social Work Education
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Renee M. Rawcliffe (Adelphi University)
Co-presenter: Beverly Araujo Dawson (Adelphi University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

COVID-19 spotlighted the economic and racial disparities among students, creating an urgent call for educators and instructional designers to reexamine existing online learning environments. This presentation provides an overview of the ongoing learning needs of students post-pandemic and strategies for designing and facilitating courses through a trauma-informed, equity-centered lens.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Course Success Self-Review: Self-directed learning and targeted resources to support teaching and course design
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Daniel Pell (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Co-presenters: Karen Skibba (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Dolores Sirek (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Learn about a unique self-directed learning tool and website that helps strengthen the design and delivery of remote, blended, and online courses. We introduce the tool, discuss how it was created, and highlight how it can be used by instructors and designers to improve teaching, course design, and student learning. 

 
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Creation of a Digital Academic Champion team and the impact on teaching practice and student engagement, supported by the DigitalEd.ie higher education project in Ireland.
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dr Carina Ginty (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In 2019, GMIT along with higher education partners IT Sligo and LYIT in Ireland were awarded a Higher Education Authority (HEA) Innovation and Transformation award to build digital capabilities in the Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) institutes. The project is called iNOTE and it provides opportunities to transform the higher education experience in the CUA institutes (2019-2022). GMIT Teaching and Learning Office is leading the development of DigitalEd.ie knowledge platform (i.e., Work Package 2 of the iNOTE project) and this involved creating a Digital Academic Champion team (25) representing each discipline across three higher education sites.

The Digital Academic Champion is a mentor and guide, to help support colleagues develop their digital teaching and learning skills, and engagement with the DigitalEd.ie resources and online professional development courses available. The impact of the champion mentoring network established is wide ranging, from a local and institutional perspective, and it is providing an opportunity for digital transformation, as we move forward in becoming a new Technological University in Ireland.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Cultivating Passionate Learners: Passport to the Future of Developing Student Academic Leaders
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amy Dye-Reeves (Texas Tech University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Each institution takes a different approach to develop high-quality learning opportunities. This session will focus on the application of cognitive and social presence paired with technological innovations. The takeaways allow each attendee to interact with a peer group and have a working product after the completed session.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Delivering Short Engagement, Problem Based Learning, Virtual Interprofessional Education (VIPE) Experiences: Design Strategies and Results
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Wiss (The George Washington University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Presentation focuses on the design, deployment, and evaluation of a novel virtual interprofessional education approach entitled VIPE,  providing students (N=374) in-training for roles in the health and healthcare space with case-based, short term, virtual collaboration experiences. Essential design features and theory that guided the creation of VIPE will be discussed.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Peer Assessment in Massive Open Online Courses: Empirical Research Findings
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Samantha Goldstein (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Co-presenter: Janetta Boone (University of North Texas)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Peer assessment is often used as a strategy in massive open online courses to grade student assignments at scale while personalizing the student experience. Leveraging the findings of a systematic review, this session will discuss key findings related to MOOC peer assessment and propose an agenda for future research.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
Developing a Community of Learners in an Asynchronous Discussion Forum by Leveraging the Three CoI Presences
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maria Hays (Central Washington University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session reports on research conducted in an asynchronous graduate level course in which students were asked to facilitate weekly discussion forums using a wrap-around model of support developed by their instructor.  This model provided additional opportunities to develop the three CoI presences, leading to a strong community of learners.  

 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Developing Service and Strength-based Personas to Scale Faculty Support for Design
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Shubha Kashyap (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Co-presenters: Gina Lipor (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor), Paul Nucci (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Developing faculty personas and taking a strength-based approach to align our service needs with our team skills allowed us to scale course design and production services. We’ll show you how we accomplished this and give you the tools to join the club!


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Disciplinary Differences in E-learning Instructional Design
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Disciplinary differences are overlooked in respect of e-learning instructional design, course delivery format, and selecting suitable technology. This synchronous information session will introduce disciplinary differences by illustrating how to apply the Biglan’s framework in the selection of effective e-learning approaches focusing on curriculum content, cognitive purpose, and assessment.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Discussion by design: 5 steps to transforming online discussions into authentic learning experiences
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The most common reason online discussions fail is because they are not designed to succeed. In this presentation, we will review 5 steps you can take to transform online discussions into authentic learning experiences.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Effective adaptation for OER resources for Math and Statistics Instructions to promote equity and inclusion
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Larry Musolino (Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Open Educational Resources (OER) provide a major benefit for students in terms of affordability and ease of access.

OER resources level the playing field for students  to promote equity and inclusion for all students

In this presentation I will discuss effective adaptation of OER resources for Math and Statistics instruction.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Effective Leadership In Online Higher Education: Leading & Supporting Faculty Through The Launch Of A New or Revised Online Course
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Max Fassnacht (Colorado Technical University)
Co-presenter: Sheneka Gioffredi (Colorado Technical University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Training faculty to teach new curriculum offers a chance to strengthen instructional strategies, communication across the cohort, and student success. This presentation will equip attendees with effective practices, strategies and resources to prepare their faculty to teach a new or revised course, from initial planning through post-launch follow-up and analysis.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Email Interviews in Qualitative Research: An Innovative Approach to Data Collection
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cammy Romanuck Murphy (Trident University International)
Co-presenter: Allison Deegan (American InterContinental University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Email interviews offer many benefits for researchers and participants and have become a particularly purposeful data collection method following the onset of COVID-19. In this session, presenters discuss how email interviews can be used to collect rich data for qualitative research and offer practical tips for how to utilize this strategy in research.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Energized Student Engagement: The Active Reading Checklist
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeanette Landin (Landmark College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Students with in online, blended, or traditional may find assigned reading exhausting and unmemorable. It is vital that students assimilate the content in assigned reading to identify important topics and personal connections and to foster engagement with their learning. This active reading checklist supports students' learning, retention of course concepts, and personal connection with the material. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Engaging Online Behavior Analysis Students in Creating Culturally Relevant Content for a Niche Discipline: A Replicable and Discipline-Universal Strategy
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Potter (Mary Baldwin University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

When OER are scarce for a niche discipline, facilitate student-generated content that represents diverse learning histories, cultural contexts, and values. This session shares one open pedagogy practice in process that is being implemented to supplement the limited OER available while providing an engaging a relevant learning experience for students.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Enrich Your Teaching and Your Students' Learning: Become a MERLOT Peer Reviewer
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

As a professional, you want to support your students in their learning.  Each MERLOT review gives you an opportunity to think about how a material would be useful in your classroom, as you look for quality of content, ease of use, and potential effectiveness as a teaching tool.  Tune in….


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Equity through Education: Advancing Careers of Female and Minority Graduates in Online Graduate Programs
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Oliver Grundmann (University of Florida)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Through this session we will evaluate how disparities for women and minorities in online graduate STEM education can be addressed. Based on current literature and survey results, attendees will explore perceptions, stereotypes, specific needs, teaching approaches, and learner-centric course design & delivery to address inequity in online graduate courses.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Evaluating Student and Faculty Experiences with Discussion Forum Redesign
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michelle Simecek (University of Arizona-Global Campus)
Co-presenters: Bryan Aylward (Ashford University), Amy Johnson (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Researchers from the University of Arizona-Global Campus reveal results of a study which aimed at determining effectiveness of a recent remodel of discussion format for a newly redesigned online course. The redesign offered students a modified discussion structure.  Reserachers surveyed students and faculty to answer the following research questions:

  • In what ways has the discussion redesign impacted student performance?
  • What are student and faculty perceptions regarding the new discussion approach compared to the traditional discussion approach? 
  • To what extent do faculty and students prefer the new discussion approach compared to the traditional discussion approach? 
  • Results from both the student and faculty surveys will be revealed and discussed in this session.

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  • Leadership
Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
Evaluation of Distance Education Program in Business Administration in a Puerto Rican Higher Education Institution
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Jimenez (Inter American University of Puerto Rico)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The effect of the pandemic has put the evaluation into the agenda in a higher education scenario. The aim of this study was to evaluate the implementation of an online Business Program in Puerto Rico, using the CIPP Model. Data analysis identified program strengths and opportunities, curricular potentiality, and student loyalty indicators. Evaluation is crucial to disseminate information for accreditation and accountability purposes in the context of e-learning. Evaluation matters.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
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Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
Facing Forward: How Student Experiences with Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning Can Be Used to Improve Quality Online
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Erika Ram (British Columbia Institute of Technology)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

While the full impact of COVID-19 on education is yet to be seen, there has been increasing data on how students reacted to the changing post-secondary environment. This session explores how student experiences may be used to reinforce our best practices for online teaching and inform faculty development initiatives.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
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Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
Fostering Learner-Centered Remote Environments
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Natasja Benfaida (University of Victoria)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This qualitative case study drew on the Community of Inquiry framework to examine remote learning interactions among instructors, students, and course designers as they adapted to a new learning management system at the University of Victoria in the fall 2020, a time when the university quickly shifted from face-to-face instruction to remote learning because of public health measures.


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  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
From Hyflex to Balanced Pedagogy: A Case Study and Lessons in Quality, Flexibility, and Collaboration
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Susan Wegmann (University of Mary Hardin-Baylor)
Track: Blended
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

How did quality, flexibility, and collaboration co-exist in institutions that sought to focus on student learning during 2020? The presenter will describe a case study of one institution’s journey through 2020. Participants will share their own journeys resulting in a SlideShare consisting of institutions of multiple sizes and missions.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
How the Skaggs School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences Became Pioneers in Distance Learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisha Bustos (University of Colorado Denver)
Co-presenter: Olivia Hood (Proctorio)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Ranked in the top 15% of pharmacy schools, the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is a pioneer in distance learning and remote proctoring. Join Lisha Bustos, Academic Services Manager at Skaggs, to learn how Skaggs has successfully administered over 20,000 remotely-proctored exams and the lessons learned over the last seven years. 

 
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Discovery Session Asynchronous
How to Build a Successful MOOC? Practical Recommendations Rooted in a Contemporary Research (Literature Review)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Martina Babinská (Comenius University in Bratislava)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

How can we increase engagement and decrease dropout rates of MOOCs students? Discussing content, structure, communication, interaction, assessment and feedback we summarise findings of contemporary research. The presentation results in a list of practical recommendations for instructional design of MOOC which can be implemented while building a successful MOOC.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Increased Creativity in Development of Quality Online Student Services
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melanie Jackson (Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach)
Co-presenter: Michael Amick (Pima Community College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Research, using OLC’s Online Student Services Scorecard, indicates that size and funding of an institution are indicators of service level.  In the Covid-19 era, smaller institutions found creative ways to improve service.  Join us to exchange ideas about better serving our students through this time and brainstorm for the future.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Investigating the Lack of Access to Technology and Broadband in Rural Education
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Aubrey Statti (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Co-presenter: Kelly Torres (Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Learners in rural communities often face challenges in education specific to access to technology and broadband internet. This presentation will explore this lack of access and how to potentially address through increased attention from institutions of higher education, fostered family engagement, and support, funding and grants, and enhanced technology opportunities.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
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Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
Is Microlearning More Effective Than Macrolearning For Corporate Training?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Shannon Giedieviells (Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Employees save time at work when completing microlearning training. Microlearning serves as a cost-effective option for companies since evidence suggests that employees would rather learn in shorter bursts on their own time.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
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Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
On A Quest to Increase Social Presence & Online Learning Self-Efficacy: Research into Online Student Orientation
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rebekah Grosboll (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Can a Community of Inquiry based orientation make a difference?  Social presence and online learning self-efficacy are important factors for online student retention and success, but can orientation impact these factors? Study results presented on orientation participation and online students’ perceived sense of social presence and online learning self-efficacy.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Online Adjunct Faculty Learning and Performance - Institutional, Programmatic and Psychological Factors that Lead to Part-Time Graduate Instructor Excellence in Health and Health Services Delivery Oriented Programs
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Wiss (The George Washington University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Session explores research on graduate-level online instructors teaching in professional programs (N = 130), Results indicate that institutional and role-based factors play a role in online adjunct learning, development and continued success.  Theoretical framework, findings, and practical steps programs can take to support online adjunct faculty performance will be discussed. 


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Online Instructors as TV Personalities: How Instructors Applied Multimedia Learning Design Principles in Video they Created
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tom Pantazes (West Chester University of Pennsylvania)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

How well are online instructors applying research supported video design principles? I’ll share the results of my study describing instructor implementation of 11 multimedia design principles of the Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning, factors influencing video creation processes, and provide context regarding instructors’ time, tools, and instructional approaches with video.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Online Support Group for Young Adults with Cancer
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Kurker (Arizona State University-Downtown Phoenix)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

My recent publication “Effective Group Therapies for Young Adults Affected By Cancer”. The integration of the use of technology to provide this vital support is profound in delivery. As a faculty instructor I use these clinical experiences in my micro lectures to compliment the concepts students are learning.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Opening up faculty supports that improve digital teaching and learning spaces
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela van Barneveld-McCarragher (Lakehead University)
Co-presenter: Lisa ONeill (Lakehead University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

We share our open course development process that supports flexible and experiential learning, which is discipline-independent by design to support the widest variety of faculty, embedding experiential learning practices throughout, with feedback specific to each participant. We use a MOOC design framework to ensure global accessibility compliance, and adherence to multicultural design practice standards.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Pandemic Academics through the Lens of Perusall and Other Annotation Tools
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jay Kannan (Amherst College)
Co-presenters: Kara McGillicuddy (Amherst College), Asha Kinney (Amherst College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Come see a demonstration of the digital annotation tool Perusall, and learn how it informed Amherst College’s strategic approach to moving online during COVID-19. Issues of equity and inclusion in remote education will also be discussed, as well as the question of “what will stick?” after returning to traditional classrooms.

 
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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Post-Pandemic Language Teaching: What stays and what goes? 
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Emily Heidrich Uebel (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Luca Giupponi (Michigan State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The pandemic pivoted many away from traditional F2F teaching practices and rapidly infused technology into academic programs. What can we expect when we return to in-person teaching? We focus on a Post-Pandemic Language Teaching course and showcase instructor actions from the Summer 2021 cohort and preliminary plans from Fall 2021. 


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Research Conferences Go Virtual: Leveraging VoiceThread to Continue Campus Engagement
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Collin Sullivan (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Co-presenters: Peter Ariev (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session will report on how the pandemic prompted a transformed approach to a university-wide student research conference with a 25-year history. Campus partners will describe how new forms of institution-wide collaboration prompted the use of VoiceThread to transform the conference to fully online while enhancing scale and quality.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Reviewing the Reviews: Applying Quality Review Results to Faculty Development Redesign
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Aimee deNoyelles (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Jessica Tojo (University of Central Florida), Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Nearly 700 online course reviews have been conducted by instructional designers at UCF. The results of these reviews serve to improve individual courses, but also contain clues about how faculty development can be improved to encourage an effective course design from the beginning. Participate in this discovery session to identify design elements that are most commonly missed and how faculty development is being redesigned as a result.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Scaling indivualized professional development: Using a CRM framework to support pedagogical transformation
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Co-presenter: Jesse Goldstein (Loyola University - Maryland)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will help participants: a) identify and prioritize the teaching development needs at their institutions; b) explain how a CRM approach can support ongoing teaching development; and c) create a process for implementing a CRM within their ID teams.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Scaling Online Degrees with Equity-Focused Growth: An interactive exploration of recruiting and open-access design
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Susan Watson (University of North Texas)
Co-presenter: Kara Fulton (University of North Texas)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

We will outline how we’ve effectively scaled an online degree program, while designing and partnering for affordability and access. An interactive presentation will help guide this process as we highlight innovation in open-access technology and inclusive design as well as recruiting strategies to maximize resources for both institutions and students.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Sharing the Journey: Video as a Strategy for Inclusion in an Asynchronous Online Writing Class
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Benjamin Pearson (Excelsior College)
Co-presenter: Crystal Sands (Excelsior College)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This presentation emphasizes the value of authentic video as a tool for including and empowering students in an asynchronous online writing class. The presenters discuss research supporting the value of an inclusive classroom and explore strategies for reframing the learning experience as a journey shared by the student and instructor. 


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Strategic and Ethical Academic Technology Decision-Making: Frameworks for Collaboration Between Educational Technologists and Faculty
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jenae Cohn (California State University-Sacramento)
Co-presenter: Dennis Dahlquist (California State University-Sacramento)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In higher education, administrators and faculty need to work together to demystify the rationale behind academic technology decision-making and procurement. We make the case that developing a clear academic technology strategy that centers ethical and accessible decision-making will make shared values between administrators and faculty more visible.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Studying or recording for TikTok? Perceptions and patience during Pandemic Teaching
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Diana Ruggiero (University of Memphis)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In this section we will share strategies implemented during the pandemic to engage students online, respect privacy, use empathy and mindfulness. Join us for a very interactive section!

 

 

 

 


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Success and Struggle: 3-Year Experience Creating Adaptive Courses
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Diana Yanzhu Wu (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we share our experiences designing adaptive courses using Realizeit from the perspectives of instructional designers, instructors, and students. We will discuss the adaptive course design model that we developed, as well as challenges that arose and our innovative solutions.


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  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Supporting Student Academic Resilience Online: Results and Lessons Learned from a Yearlong Study of Remote Learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Wiss (The George Washington University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Presentation focuses on remote learning experiences of one university’s residential public health students (N=916) over one year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Results showed high levels of academic resilience (ARS-30 Scale: Cassidy, 2016). Faculty administrative and instructional design supports utilized which helped to support student resilience will be discussed.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Taking stock of emergency remote course conversions
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Roxanne Russell (Columbia University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session will describe our multipronged online course evaluation approach that includes curriculum mapping, learning experience coding, course workload calculations, multimedia asset review, learning analytics insights and student evaluations to make evidence-based recommendations and suggest a framework for decision-making during the revision cycle.  


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Teaching Digital Humanities Methods Online: Blending cloud-based solutions with project-based learning to develop 21st Century skills
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Ketchley (University of Washington-Seattle Campus)
Co-presenter: Lindsey Gervais (University of Connecticut)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

We will explore how project-based learning can be used in an online learning environment to facilitate the development of digital humanities research skills. We will share pedagogical strategies to effectively use a cloud-based, text and data mining platform that have led to concrete learning outcomes in the form of student research projects. 

 
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Graduate Student Discovery Session Asynchronous
The Faculty Transition From Emergency Remote Teaching to a Quality Online Course
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Achen (New Mexico State University-Dona Ana)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The shut-down of in-person learning at higher education institutions due to COVID-19 created the need for on-campus courses to immediately transition to ERT during spring 2020. Effectve professoinal development that helped transition in-person faculty to online faculty is being reviewed intensely to find patterns for what worked and what did not.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
The Great Chromebook Experiment: Advancing Equity and Inclusion
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marcia Wratcher (Northcentral University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The COVID-19 pandemic presented challenges for institutions across the U.S. Many post-secondary institutions had some form of online education in place, others did not. This session explores ways in which post-secondary institutions can use technology in classes as resources and/or instructional/assessment strategies despite financial barriers or student profile to provide equity, inclusion, and enrichment for students. 


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
The Need for Equitable Digital Access will not End with the Pandemic: Is Outdoor Wireless the Solution
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amanda Lucas (Jackson State University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The necessity for seamless wifi  has only increased with COVID-19. With more students depending on remote learning, higher education must ensure equity is delivered along with matriculation. Join us to discuss the future of wifi access. Is outdoor wireless a permanent solution to a not so temporary problem?

 
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Discovery Session Asynchronous
We Made the Road By Walking: The Journey to an Online Course Redesign Community for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Foote (John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and Stony Brook University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on the outcomes of an online course and community aimed at helping faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) “…to effectively design, develop, and deliver high-quality instruction online” (O’Keefe et al., 2020, p. 2). Participants will leave with ideas they can use in the design and delivery of similar communities.

 


Sunday September 26, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
A Pandemic-year Later: How Now More than Ever, Emotional Intelligence Takes Center Stage in Course Design
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jon Kinsey (Collegis Education)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

As students and teachers begin to regain their balance on the heels of the pandemic, its time to recognize the importance of emotional intelligence in course design. A more thoughtful approach to teaching and learning can help meet the changing needs of our students.


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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Ahead of the Curve: Exploring Trends in Experiential Learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dana Stephenson (Riipen)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

As the world went virtual, the delivery of experiential education looked different. This opened up avenues for innovation and opportunities for radical change. In this session, we explore trends in experiential learning. We uncover growing areas such as interdisciplinary collaboration, equity and inclusion, and reskilling in a virtual world.


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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Bringing Presence to the Online Classroom
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amy Tessitore (Open LMS)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In this session we will explore ideas and practices designed to promote the transfer of face-to-face teaching skills and presence to the online classroom.

Specific topics we will cover include:

  • The difference between presence and engagement
  • Ways to establish presence when we can't be physically present
  • Why teacher presence matters, and how to start classes off on a high note
  • Specific practices and activity types that can increase presence and engagement

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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Carpe Diem: Is Your University Prepared to Seize New Opportunities
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David Migliorese (Wiley Education Services)
Track: N/A
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Join David Migliorese, Vice President of Academic Services at Wiley Education Services, as he outlines actionable steps institutions can take to support new(ish) to online faculty and learners while responding to the latest trends and growing their online portfolio.


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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Checking the Accessibility Box While Still Providing ALL Learners a Level Playing Field
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Paul Stisser (ReadSpeaker)
Co-presenter: Kathy Wood (ReadSpeaker)
Track: N/A
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In the rush to pivot to hybrid and virtual settings, some institutions made rash decisions on accessibility tools and came up short in providing the needed features for ALL learners. ReadSpeaker offers not only the best TTS voices on the market but the best accessibility tools as well.


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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Dancing to the Beat of My Own Drums or Follow the Yellow Brick Road? Comparing an Open Library Online Learning vs. the Curated Experience: Comparing Student Outcomes
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Timothy Loatman (Collegis Education)
Co-presenter: Rebecca Anderson (Collegis Education)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

When learners have the opportunity to choose their learning pathway, do they achieve learning outcomes at a greater rate than a curated experience?  We compare a student-driven online learning content consumption experience to a faculty driven, curated experience.  We’ll cross apply lessons learned to create the most efficacy possible for online learning.  

 
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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Designing Interactive Courses for an Immersive Learning Experience
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tieren Zhou (Kloud )
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The existing video conferencing platforms are  temporary workaround solutions for online education. How do you create more immersive learning experiences?

Active learning promotes better recall and deeper understanding of material. Studies show that learning is way more effective through active engagement and “doing.”

We will uncover new and easy ways that you can better communicate, reflect, create, or put new learnings into practice.

 
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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Drive Better Learning Outcomes With Hands-on Learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Kolm (Coursera)
Track: N/A
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Skills development is an essential part of the university experience, but how can you maximize that in an online environment? Follow along to see how institutions are leveraging Coursera Guided Projects to take hands-on learning online.


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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Elevate Interactive Video Learning with Canvas Studio
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amineh Olad (Instructure)
Track: N/A
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In an ever-changing landscape, educators are looking for ways to turn student passive observation into active participation. No matter your classroom situation, in-person, online, or hybrid, your students’ needs are the same—enriching discussions to engage with course material, formative assessment and personal feedback, and accessibility for all.


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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Engagement as a Matter of Equity: Instructional Technology That Drives Student Engagement and Inclusion
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Emily Ravenwood (University of Michigan)
Co-presenter: Edna Ross (University of Louisville)
Track: N/A
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Instructional technologists and designers are uniquely positioned to guide their institutions in meeting their desired equity and inclusion goals. Join us to explore pandemic-era lessons learned that can help you deliver online and hybrid courses that engage students, and create more inclusive and equitable learning experiences.


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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Equity and Access in Online Environments
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lindsay Tulloss (Verbit)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will focus on equity and access. Participants will build awareness and understanding of key do’s and don’ts as it relates to creating an equitable learning environment for all students in a distance setting.


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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
From Research to Reality: Digital Education Supporting Students' Social Emotional Learning with Evidence-Based Practices
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Yovhane Metcalfe (StrongMind)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Digitizing a curriculum rooted in managing emotions, cultivating empathy and developing relationships seems counterintuitive. However, by combining the body of SEL research and best practices from accredited organizations with rich media, you will learn how a digital solution to SEL offers an innovative and flexible resource to guide social-emotional growth. 


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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Humanizing Virtual Proctoring
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins (SmarterServices)
Track: N/A
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The new Hybrid Virtual Proctoring modality combines the deterrent of a live, human proctor with the affordability, efficiency, and scalability of automated virtual proctoring. It couples the AI with live monitoring by your testing center staff and/or faculty. It provides 24/7/365 support, performs device compatibility checks, and a lock down browser.


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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Incorporating the 5 E's into Distance Learning Science Kits
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amanda Carlisle (Carolina Distance Learning)
Co-presenter: Rachael Barksdale (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Watch as Carolina Distance Learning Engages in a presentation Exploring the 5 E’s of science instruction. Paramount to this presentation is an Explanation that Elaborates on the 5 E’s and Evaluates how Carolina Distance Learning kits fulfill these pedagogical steps.


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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Measuring your LMS “Impact”
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dave Trygar (Instructure Inc)
Track: N/A
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Prior to the pandemic, LMS adoption rates have varied based upon training, ease of use, and meaningful, actionable data. Come learn how “Impact” by Instructure puts the tools at your fingertips to maximize utilization, and the return on your investment.


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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Meeting Online Student Demands and Preferences in a Reshaped World
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carol Aslanian (EducationDynamics)
Co-presenter: Steven Fischer (EducationDynamics)
Track: N/A
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Learn the latest demands and preferences of today's online college students based on a comprehensive national survey of undergraduate and graduate students in 2021.


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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Meeting Students Where They Are - with VoiceThread
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Barry (VoiceThread)
Track: N/A
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Online learning environments can feel cold and isolating. Add to that, everyone learns differently. So how do you meet each student where they are? VoiceThread provides a very clean, easy to navigate platform where Universal Learning can take place.


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Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Online Student Orientation: Strategies for Development and Institutional Differentiation
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Samantha Goldstein (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategies
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Orientation programs present an opportunity for institutions to highlight what makes them unique in the online market while contributing to student success. This session will synthesize findings from recent research to help attendees begin designing exceptional orientation programs for online students and position their orientation programs in the online market.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Overcoming The Barriers To Scaling Online And Digital Learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeff Huettman (Cengage Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Jeff will speak to the barriers in the way of future progress with online and digital learning. He will discuss Cengage services and other tools used in supporting digital learning at Ivy Tech Community College. Additionally, he will highlight their personal experiences overcoming barriers for the widespread adoption of digital learning.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Rapid Educational Improvements Using Wyblo: Insights from an Effective Feedback System
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stefano Marchese (Wyblo)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The session will reveal the power of real-time feedback loops in education and how institutions can implement best practices in their courses. We will share the studies and findings on what engagement is, how and when to measure it, who should receive the insights and what to do with them.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Reducing Test-Taker Anxiety While Utilizing Online Proctoring
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Hailey Swindal (Meazure Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This past year’s speedy transition to online learning has contributed to record-high anxiety for new online test-takers. Join this discussion to learn the simple ways you can help your students have a stress-free testing experience. We’ll also demonstrate how Meazure Learning has transformed test-taker feedback and research into tangible improvements in our user interface and testing procedures.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
The impact of Industry 4.0 Technologies on 2-year Technical Education
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Daniel Mincheff (Northeast Wisconsin Technical College)
Co-presenter: Mike Belcher (HP Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Join us to learn how Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is embracing Industry 4.0 across a wide array of curriculum to improve the connection between in-person, hands-on training and the flexibility of our online course offerings. We will also discuss how we see elements within the i4.0 framework improving our own operational productivity.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Using Collaboration and Technology to Overcome Growing Inequity in Digital and Blended Learning Post-Pandemic
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rajiv Narayana (ansrsource)
Co-presenters: Scott Disanno (Pearson), Vijayshree Vethantham (Continual Engine)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Technology alone cannot solve the issue of growing inequity as an increasing number of institutions adopt more aggressive digital approaches to learning. We will share our experience managing the delicate balance between sophisticated technology, collaboration, workflows, and change management to drive affordable, effective, and scaled accessibility outcomes in STEM disciplines.


Tuesday October 05, 2021 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM