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OLC Research Summit: Examine-Discuss-Advance!

Research is critical to the work we do each and every day as we support and create quality digital, blended, and online learning experiences. With new modalities, technologies, and pedagogies emerging and evolving it is imperative–now, more than ever– that we come together to understand the learning experience and support the application of research-driven practices into supporting student learning and success. 

In this Research Summit we are excited to offer opportunities for those new to research and those who are experienced researchers, as well as everyone in between, to: 

  • Examine emerging research trends that extend scholarship and enhance practice in the field of digital, blended, and online learning; 
  • Discuss how we apply both emerging and foundational research to scholarship and practice; and   
  • Advance new knowledge by creating community through engaging with others who are interested in exploring similar questions and building collaborative networks to fill gaps around challenges in digital, blended, and online learning.

 

 

Research Summit Speakers

Moderators

  • Peter Shea, Associate Provost for Online Learning and Associate Professor in the School of Education and the College of Computing and Information, University at Albany, State University of New York
  • Nicole Weber, AVP of Learning, OLC
  • Abby McGuire, Educational Researcher, OLC

Presenters

  • Barbara Means, Executive Director, Learning Sciences Research, Digital Promise 
  • Dr. Benjamin Motz, Research Scientist, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University
  • Dr. Florence Martin, Professor in Learning, Design, and Technology , University of North Carolina Charlotte 

 

 

Virtual Summit Schedule

The Research Summit is open to all OLC Accelerate 2021 participants and held virtually in three parts on Wednesday, September 22. Attendees can attend one or all of the sessions, and are encouraged to bring colleagues from their leadership teams to attend as a connected cohort across the event.

All sessions are held in US Eastern Daylight Time Zone (EDT).

 

Part 1: September 22, 11:15am – 12:00pm US EDT

The Great Online Migration: Lessons Learned from Online Learning Journal Researchers

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.  

Moderator: 

  • Peter Shea, Associate Provost for Online Learning and Associate Professor in the School of Education and the College of Computing and Information, University at Albany, State University of New York

Presenters: 

  • Barbara Means, Executive Director, Learning Sciences Research, Digital Promise 
  • Dr. Benjamin Motz, Research Scientist, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University
  • Dr. Florence Martin, Professor in Learning, Design, and Technology , University of North Carolina Charlotte 

Part 2: September 22, 12:30pm – 1:15pm US EDT

Leveraging Research to Advance Scholarship and Practice

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.  

Moderator: 

  • Nicole Weber, AVP of Learning, OLC

Part 3: September 22, 1:45pm – 2:30pm US EDT

What’s Next?

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!  

Presenters: 

  • Nicole Weber, AVP of Learning, OLC
  • Abby McGuire, Educational Researcher, OLC

 

 

Onsite Meet-up

Like all good learning experiences, OLC is very interested in amplifying the ways that we can engage with new ideas and the community across different modalities. As such, the onsite meetups are meant to be a direct connection to the findings, ideation, and collaborations happening in the virtual summits two weeks prior. You are encouraged to attend any and all parts of the summits and the meetups, with no requirement to attend the summit to make the most of the meetups, and vice versa. We encourage you to explore both spaces as you can to contribute to the shaping of new collaborations and future calls to action for this special interest group. Excited to access both spaces? Register for an All-Access Pass to be sure to gain access to attend both!

The Research Summit Meet-up at the onsite conference at Gaylord National (Washington D.C. area) will be held on Thursday, October 7.

Onsite Meet-ups are located in the Speed Networking Lounge (Prince George’s A & B Exhibit Hall).   

Research Summit Meet-up: Research Round-Up!: October 7, 11:15am – 12:00pm US EDT

Join your fellow researchers, practitioners, and thought leaders in extending the conversation around emerging research, the application of these trends to our work, and next steps for exploration.

Moderator: 

  • Nicole Weber, AVP of Learning, OLC

 

 

Registration

Registration for this event is included in your conference registration –  there are no additional steps to register for these sessions other than your general conference registration. All virtual summit sessions will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing for one (1) year post-conference.

 

More Information

Please contact Nicole Weber at nicole.weber@onlinelearning-c.org with any questions.