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

OLC Innovate 2021:  Virtual-to-Virtual Sessions

ALL SESSION TIMES ARE LISTED IN US CENTRAL TIME

Pre-conference Workshops: Friday, March 12, 2021
Innovate 2021 Conference: March 15-19, 2021

All sessions will be webcast via Zoom.  Exceptions are Discovery sessions and certain Exposition Foundry Sessions, which will be presented asynchronously via VoiceThread 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 March 12, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Quality Assurance: Implementing The OLC Quality Scorecard For The Administration Of Online Programs
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

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


Friday March 12, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Maslow Before Bloom: Effective Practices For Humanizing eLearning
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will focus on Maslow Before Bloom, a humanization of the online learning experience to increase student efficacy and instructional practices. Our workshop is for those new(er) to online teaching and learning as well as those looking to sharpen their current skill set.

During the workshop we will examine how the integration and application of humanistic educational theory and effective practices promotes and strengthens learning and success.  Participants will engage in reflection on how using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in dominance over and in conjunction with Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning in digital learning environments increases efficacy in humanizing learning. The workshop will engage participants in discussion and activities to create connections and community through learning conversations. Additionally, participants will produce a new strategy, objective, and/or asset based on the synthesis of the information to then apply in their service to others. 
 


Friday March 12, 2021 - 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Innovate 2021 Pre-Conference Workshop Networking Event
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Searching for a fun way to end your week and launch your OLC Innovate experience? Look no further! Whether you're new to the OLC or been with us for years, join us for light networking and insider tips into how to get the most out of your online conference experience. We'll show you tips and tricks for engaging with Zoom, and crowdsource ideas for how you might run virtual networking in your own contexts. And of course, you'll leave with new connections and friends to navigate your OLC Innovate experience with.


Friday March 12, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Boldly Awakening The Ordinary (4.0): Designing For Human-Centered Learning
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (Arizona State University)
Co-presenter: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

In this DIY-style workshop, you’ll explore the deep connections that digital learning has to design theory. Much more than a sit-and-get session, presenters will introduce open-source (free!) tools and the collective genius in the room to reimagine and redesign learning materials, processes, experiences and even systems. Come explore fundamental design considerations you can use to create engaging learning experiences, and get a treasure trove of resources and tools to take home!

 


Friday March 12, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Strategies To Incorporate Active Learning Into Your Online/Hybrid Course
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tazin Daniels (The Pedagologist)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:


In this interactive preconference workshop, participants will experiment with active learning strategies that are suitable for face-to-face environments, remote synchronous interactions, as well as for asynchronous interactions. They will also explore common challenges to active learning and collaboratively develop solutions for their learning contexts. Participants will walk away with concrete ideas and techniques that can be implemented immediately in their hybrid and online courses. 
 


Friday March 12, 2021 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Innovate 2021 Conference Preview
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 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:

Large professional development opportunities like conferences can be difficult to plan for, particularly in today's climate when most of us are attending alongside or in between work committments (as opposed to having the flexibility to travel for and focus on the event itself). With this in mind, we've designed this session to help you make the most of your conference experience. Join members of the OLC team and our amazing group of volunteers for an engaging preview of the conference. Get a sense of what all the conference has to offer, hear from others who've attended before about the things you shouldn't miss, and importantly kick off your OLC Innovate experience with fun community building.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Field Guide "Power Hour"
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rolando Mendez (Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico)
Co-presenter: Makena Neal (Michigan State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Monday March 15, 2021 - 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live: The Innovate Experience
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chris Stubbs (Pennsylvania State University)
Co-presenter: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Make the most out of your conference experience by joining OLC Live! hosts Chris Stubbs and Katrina Wehr in a kickoff discussion with engagement chairs about specially designed opportunities to engage with fellow attendees virtually at the conference!


Monday March 15, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Focus on the Essentials: A Flexible Model to Prepare Hundreds of Faculty for Online Teaching in Just a Few Weeks
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Trudy Trail-Constant (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creation of new faculty development programs can be a lengthy process and may be limited to small enrollment. However, circumstances such as the recent pandemic presented the need to quickly prepare large amounts of faculty to teach online. This presentation will explore a model used to quickly create a quality faculty development course focused on the essentials of online teaching, which can be scaled based on individual institutional needs.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Developing 21st Century Skills Through Discussion
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online discussions can provide an ideal opportunity to support develop of critical 21st-century-skills.

This presentation will help participants:

  1. Explain the importance adding the development of 21st-century-skills to existing curriculum
  2. Apply a framework for assessing 21st-century-skills in their learners
  3. Utilize online discussions to develop 21st-century-skills in their learner

Monday March 15, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Anywhere & Anytime: Mobile learning and student engagement in online courses
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Nichter (University of the Cumberlands)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students seem to use their phones for everything even their online classes. But what impact might this have on their engagement? The answer might surprise you. This session presents the findings of research on the impact of mobile learning use on student engagement in fully online courses. Mobile learning matters! 


Monday March 15, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Putting Student Care Into Context And Action
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Looking for easy ways to put caring for students at the center of your teaching and design efforts? Join us as we bring together experienced educators to share their stories, tips, and tricks for promoting care and connection in courses.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Agile Leadership with Heart
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Co-presenters: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida), Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Carl Moore (University of DC), J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

The Global Pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of our society and education is no exception. As leaders, we need to shift our mindset to provide a more agile structure for supporting our teams, our institutions, and most importantly, our students. Come learn about agile leadership, with heart.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Welcome
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Monica Simonsen (University of Maryland Global Campus)
Co-presenter: Julie Evey (Kent State University-Geauga Campus)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is at the core of our professional practice and organizational mission, but what does that mean to you? Join the DEI committee for a virtual coffee to hear about OLC’s new DEI initiatives, tools and resources, and to kick off the DEI Innovate Challenge!


Monday March 15, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Journey from Chaos to Clarity: Teaching Research Fully Online
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Luke Bennett (Clemson University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will tell the story about the development of a two course research methods sequence and present a framework for teaching research methods fully online. The story of the design process will take attendees on a journey through the conceptualization, initial design, formative evaluation, and redesign of the courses.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Strategies for Culturally Responsive Online Teaching in STEM
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cassandra Thompson (Madison College)
Co-presenter: Rafael Perez (Madison Area Technical College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The instructor-centered method adopted by the STEM field with its emphasis on Eurocentric values is not always conducive to addressing achievement barriers for diverse students in the online classroom. This session will focus on how integration strategies using Culturally Responsive Online Teaching in STEM will enhance engagement for diverse students.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Supporting Faculty Through The Transition Online: The Collaborative Creation and Implementation of Faculty Development in Response to COVID-19
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katie Sharpe (University of Memphis)
Co-presenters: Scott Vann (The University of Memphis), Diana Ruggiero (University of Memphis), Joanne Gikas (University of Memphis)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Panelists from a large urban research university share their experiences participating in an innovative faculty professional development initiative in response to COVID-19. This initiative provided the opportunity for various groups across campus to come together and support faculty’s transition to online, hybrid, and blended instruction in preparation for the Fall 2020 semester.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Internet of Things (IOT) Enabled Paradigms for Online Chemistry Labs
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robert Belford (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Co-presenters: Elena Lisitsyna (University of Arkansas at Little Rock), Robert LeSuer (SUNY College at Brockport), Philip Williams (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation describes actual IOT enhanced online chemistry labs where students in Zoom breakout rooms collaboratively designed experiments, gathered data and analyzed results while working in Google Docs and Sheets.  We will demonstrate in real time an IOT-enhanced online lab, while going over multiple paradigms for their use in academia.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 8
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Reimagining Educational Innovation: Lessons from Pandemic Pedagogies
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rajiv Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

The pandemic has been devastating to our communities, to our students, faculty, and staff. It has been catalyzing in the rapid uptake of digital technologies and educational development opportunities. 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 online pandemic pedagogies taught us? What lessons can we glean for improving online and blended learning as we imagine a post-COVID world? As part of this keynote and discussion we will explore what higher education might look like if we reimagine educational innovation as practices that centre on inclusion, trust, and care.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
An Evidence-Based Framework for Building Robust Online Learning Programs
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kristin Palmer (University of Virginia)
Co-presenter: Lora Pilgrim (The University of the West Indies - The Office of Online Learning)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With COVID, were you scrambling to move programs online?  Searching for best practices? Wondering if what you were doing was effective?  In this session, the presenters will provide an evidence-based framework for building robust, sustainable online programs including faculty training,  leadership, and quality rubrics. 

 
Monday March 15, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
A GIF is worth a thousand pictures: How to use animated imagery to enhance your course content
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (Pacific Oaks College)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating GIFs, or animated images, is a fun, creative, and effective way to introduce interactivity into your courses.  These short snippets are ubiquitous on social media post and memes across the internet.  In this session we will explore the SnagIt platform to demonstrate the principles and applications of classroom GIFs.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Summit
Research Summit: Part 1
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD       


Monday March 15, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Building Inclusive Online Learning Upon a Universal Design Framework
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheryl Burgstahler (University of Washington-Seattle Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
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 inclusive online learning practices at your institution. 


Monday March 15, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Eagles Assemble: Introverts Collaborating, leveraging and delivering a summer online teaching workshop using the Faculty Playbook
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Daryl Privott (Morehead State University)
Co-presenters: David Flora (Morehead State University), Xavier Scott (Morehead State University), Lesia Lennex (Morehead State University), Laurie Couch (Morehead State University), Daniel Maitland (Morehead State University), Michelle Kunz (Morehead State University), Lucy Mays (Morehead State University), Nettie Brock (Morehead State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

The session showcases a series of summer online teaching workshops developed and delivered collaboratively among faculty, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Distance Education and the Undergraduate Education & Student Success division. Participants will participate in the discussion and activities covering student success, course design, UDL, assessment, communication, and technology.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Group Work in an Asynchronous Mathematics Course: Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Obstacles
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Roxanne Brinkerhoff (Utah Valley University)
Co-presenter: Jon Anderson (Utah Valley University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student-to-student collaboration in the classroom has immeasurable value. The rise in online classes and platforms has instructors investigating best practices and pedagogies that allow for students to collaborate asynchronously. This session will investigate asynchronous group dynamics, and pedagogies that are effective vehicles of collaboration.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Conversation, Not Presentation
Online Student Services, How Small Institutions Got Creative in the Covid-19 Era
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Josh Strigle (College of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Melanie Jackson (Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
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.   


Monday March 15, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Summit
Research Summit: Part 2
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Monday March 15, 2021 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live: Beyond the Keynote
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chris Stubbs (Pennsylvania State University)
Co-presenter: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join OLC Live hosts Chris Stubbs and Katrina Wehr for a post-keynote discussion focused on open learning trends, strategies, and collaborative efforts.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Research
Education Session
Building Connections Virtually: Engaging Students with the Library
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jamie Johnson (California State University-Northridge)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, participants will learn how a librarian transitioned their in-person library instruction - online, in both synchronous and asynchronous formats, during the fall 2020 semester. Utilizing the campus learning management system Canvas and developing active learning workshops via Zoom, we will examine how instruction was moved virtually.  


Monday March 15, 2021 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Education Session
Jumpstarting College Success: Developing Students’ Active Learning Skills
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Eric Thompson (CCCOnline)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

AAA099 - Active Learning Skills is a 1-credit hour course designed to orient students to the college experience with personalized review in both math and English, alongside the exploration of a variety of proven learning strategies. EdReady, an adaptive learning technology, was incorporated as a central component of this online course. We will learn how the course was designed to engage students and increase retention, and we will explore results and student and instructor feedback.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Conversation, Not Presentation
From Office Hours to Outreach Hours: A Proactive Approach to Student Engagement and Success
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Derek Snyder (University of Hawai'i Maui College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An evidence-based conversation that will explore through audience participation how moving to a proactive outreach approach in place of a traditional office hours model can increase student engagement and success.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Summit
Research Summit: Part 3
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Monday March 15, 2021 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Computational Thinking
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University Long Beach)
Track: Career and Technical Education
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The paper analyzes the teaching and learning of computational thinking and data literacy as it impacts pres-service teachers, and provides two research-based instructional design strategies. 


Monday March 15, 2021 - 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Evening Event
2021 OLC & MERLOT Awards Gala and Social
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jessica L. Knott (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

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


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness - A Guided Meditation Session for Beginners
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice some self-care as we turn our focus inward for a short while.  Mindfulness has been defined as a practice of "bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occuring in the present moment" (Baer, 2003).  Clark Shah-Nelson will lead this guided mindful meditation session geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Innovate 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 March 16, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Beyond Mobile Learning Design: Considering Students who Self-Initiate Mobile Device Use for Online Courses
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Milheim (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Christy Fraenza (Walden University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As more students elect to use mobile devices for courses not designed specifically for mobile learning, challenges faced by this group should not be overlooked. The focus of this session will be on current research in this area and how institutions may support this group toward an improved student experience.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Program Management Strategies and Student Success Practices for a Fully Asynchronous Online Professional Master’s Program
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jena Asgarpoor (University of Nebraska - Lincoln)
Track: Career and Technical Education
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will cover program management strategies and student success practices for the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) which is a fully asynchronous online professional master’s degree for working engineers. Faculty and student onboarding practices are discussed as well as strategies used in advising and building community in the program.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Summit
HBCU Summit: Part 1
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Conversation, Not Presentation
I'm Stressed, Fatigued, and Burned Out: Self-Care for Pandemic-Induced Online Instructors
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

For some instructors, the jolt and sudden switch to online teaching has created an imbalance in routines, priorities, and habits of self-care.  Instructors may find themselves buried under grading and content creation, all while managing multiple other personal and professional priorities.  Join us to discuss self-care strategies for the pandemic-induced online instructor.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Workshop
Formative assessment with Kahoot!: Intercultural Sensitivity in the online classroom
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Diana Ruggiero (University of Memphis)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

 Workshop using the latest Kahoot tools to formative assess intercultural sensitivity in the classroom.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Utilizing Innovative Strategies to Collaborate with and Support Novice or Nontraditional Faculty in Their Move to Online Instruction
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Stern-Lockerman (Queens College City University of New York)
Co-presenters: Jean Kelly (Cuny Queens College), Joshua Barnes (CUNY Queens College), Rowena Li (City University of New York - Queens College)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 How can we effectively engage faculty at all levels when the nature of pedagogy requires specific knowledge and support? How can we collaborate with faculty who would normally be unwilling or unable to teach online? This presentation will discuss and have participants collaborate on strategies and solutions.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Stories from the Herald & Guardian: Utilizing Simulations, Role-Playing, Storytelling, and Games in Teaching
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Stay a while, and listen to our tale across multiple gameful projects as we share where our stories intersect and what we’ve learned from our journey. From simulations in undergraduate courses to role-playing in professional development, we wish to inform and inspire others looking for the call to adventure.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Summit
HBCU Summit: Part 2
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live: The Innovate Experience
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Chris Stubbs (Pennsylvania State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Dive deeper into the conference experience with OLC Live! Hosts Chris Stubbs and Katrina Wehr as they lead focused conversations with presenters and participants focused on this year’s conference themes:

  • Blended Teaching and Learning
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Instructional Technologies and Tools
  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Open Learning
  • Process, Problems, and Practices
  • Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
  • Teaching and Learning Practice

Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Supporting Faculty Adoption of Open Ed Access Materials through MERLOT
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University)
Co-presenters: Catherine Honig (National Louis University), Julie Evey (Kent State University-Geauga Campus), B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The adoption of open, freely available instructional materials has gained interest and merit in recent years,  making education more affordable to students.  This presentation provides faculty, chairs, and administrators with guidelines for reviewing and selecting affordable, high-quality learning materials for  individual classes and guidance on more effectively supporting Open Ed programs. 

 
Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Career Forum Roundtable
  • Streamed Session
Career Forum Roundtable
Level Up: How we created a level framework for learning experience designers
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Breana Yaklin (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Alicia Jenner (Michigan State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This facilitated roundtable discussion explores the challenge around career advancement for instructional designers and related positions. We’ll discuss challenges around defining the role of instructional designers, identifying skill sets for instructional design positions, and how to establish a level framework for growth.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Education Session
Connecting Students and Learning in a Pandemic Era: Enhancing Student Engagement and Persistence
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melanie Jackson (Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach)
Co-presenter: Josh Strigle (College of Central Florida)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to learn how we excelled (despite Covid-19 challenges) by employing recent research and online best practices.  Our Fall 2020 journey of CCF’s primarily online courses and PBA’s return to primarily in person courses (with live online elements) including the planning, successes and opportunities for improvement will be shared. 


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Summit
HBCU Summit: Part 3
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Fill Your Cup: Setting Expectations for the Speed Networking Lounge
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clea Mahoney (NYU)
Co-presenter: Lara Tompkins (College of DuPage)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

The OLC Speed Networking Lounge is all about casual conversation and connecting with colleagues. What might that look like for OLC Innovate 2021? Join this kick-off session to help session co-chairs, Clea and Lara, shape upcoming Speed Networking sessions to meet your needs and interests.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Driven by Teaching: Promoting Pathways for Faculty Development in a 1-Day Self-Paced Course
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Fair Berg (University of Memphis)
Co-presenter: Katie Sharpe (University of Memphis)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we’ll discuss the design of a 1-day course for online and hybrid faculty. We’ll cover course elements and share feedback received from our target audience as well as anticipated course outcomes. By participating, you’ll walk away with practical ideas for implementing an efficient and engaging online faculty development experience.

 


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale: Development of an interactive, baseline professional development initiative
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Erin Blauvelt (Clarkson University)
Co-presenter: Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

(To the tune of The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle)

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale
a tale of a fateful trip,
that started from a virus,
that grew to epidemic.

It caused everything to close,
All schools had to go online
All faculty needed to be trained,
How would that fly?
Come hear how & why!


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Student-Generated OERs
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University Long Beach)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The case for OERs has largely focused on cost-effective benefits, which can result in students having greater access to -- and engagement with -- information. However, OERs have much greater impact when students can use generative learning strategies to act upon those OERs in personally meaningful ways and generate new information in the form of OERS. This session details how classroom teachers, librarians and students can collaborate to facilitate student-generated OERs.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College
Summit
Community College Summit: Part 1
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this first session of three sessions at OLC’s Community College Summit, where we bring together educators and advocates of community colleges. This session will focus on addressing social justice issues within community colleges, as well as what impactful methods and initiatives we can amplify to ensure inclusivity and equity in the classroom.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Planning For A Blended Future
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Wondering how you can leverage blended programming to meet your teaching and learning needs as we leave the pandemic? We have a Playbook that can help with that!


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
A Successful Faculty Development Program for Effective LMS Implementation
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Swati Ramani (Southern California University of Health Sciences)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session discusses the results and experiences of a successful faculty development program for the use of LMS with an innovative training approach using the TPACK model to build faculty technical skills and pedagogical knowledge while remaining contextually relevant to their discipline. The session goal is to showcase evidence-based approaches for improving instituionally mandated faculty development efforts.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Next Generation Curriculum Design: Agile, Technology Enabled, and Data Driven
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Ferguson (Salem University)
Co-presenter: Jackie Ricords (LearningMate)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You’ve heard of agile development. But what about agile course design? In this interactive session, you’ll learn how Salem University and LearningMate partnered to reduce development time and costs, create sustainable online learning experiences, leverage key course components for reuse, and establish an effective process for sustaining ongoing revisions.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College
Summit
Community College Summit: Part 2
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this second session of three sessions at OLC’s Community College Summit, where we bring together educators and advocates of community colleges. This session will focus on creating and implementing online, blended and digital learning innovations within community colleges that can be sustained over time.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Interview Results From Long-Term Online Instructors: Perspectives, Experiences, and Lessons Learned
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Thomas (Oregon State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This research presentation shares results from an interview-based study of 33 faculty with 10 or more years of online teaching experience. Faculty reported their motivations for teaching online, important skills for online instructors, advice for new online instructors, and discussed the future of online education.

 


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Capturing Open Educational Practices with ePortfolios
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Open Educational Resources (OER) without Open Educational Practices (OEP) will not produce the educational transformations at the speed and scale that is possible.   This session will provide models of how to institutionalize open educational practices with ePortfolios and help participants develop their own local strategies for supporting OEP with ePortfolios.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live: Let's Talk About Compassion Fatigue
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Chris Stubbs (Pennsylvania State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join OLC Live hosts Chris Stubbs & Katrina Wehr for a discussion about compassion fatigue. Hear from the OLC community about how they've dealt with burnout and are supporting their institutions throughout the pandemic, and discuss strategies you can implement to make space for this real phenomenon.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Interactivity: The Vaccine for your Boring Syllabus
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Adam Davi (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: T. Adam Baldry (University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you tired of receiving email after email asking you questions about material covered in the syllabus?  Are you looking for a better way to direct students to the important information they need to be successful in your course?  If so, then an interactive syllabus is the vaccine your syllabus needs to thrive in our new normal. 

 
Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Unlocking The Unconference: The Ideate Formula
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College
Summit
Community College Summit: Part 3
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this last session of three sessions at OLC’s Community College Summit, where we bring together educators and advocates of community colleges. This session will focus on promoting and supporting both student and faculty engagement in the time of COVID-19.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Conversation, Not Presentation
Fanning the Flames: Online Faculty Burnout
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ingrid Steiner (Center for Excellence in Teaching University of Southern California)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This conversation explores how faculty burnout impacts faculty and organizations, by basing a discussion on key research findings and sharing ideas on how different institutions are, and can, prevent burnout. This space provides an opportunity to start a conversation on an important topic which is often neglected in the academy.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
Evening Event
Storytelling with Dice & Dungeons
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Laura Widenor (Kansas State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for an evening of improvised, collaborative storytelling! We'll use the Dungeon World roleplaying game as a guide to drive our storytelling. What will you do as wizard in a strange land? Who will you save as a devoted cleric? What will you prize as a roguish thief? Come for adventure, stay for our awesome community! No prior experience required!


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Sparty Matters: A Remix of Quality Matters for Internal Peer-to-Peer Course Reviews
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nick Noel (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Dave Goodrich (Michigan State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will highlight a course review process initiated by our Provost in the Spring of 2020 when the novel coronavirus necessitated a rapid shift to remote learning at MSU. A background will be shared along with what worked, what did not work, and planned revisions for the future.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Building Student Trust with Consistent Course Design
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Taylor Kendrick (Samford University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can you communicate care, compassion, and empathy to your online students? In the transactional culture of our day which seems only interested in "what can you do for me," how can we powerfully demonstrate our commitment to our students? It is actually easier than you would suppose. It starts with trust.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The COVID-19 Pivot: Comparing and Contrasting Three Institutions in Approach to Faculty Development and Digital Ecosystems
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kristin Palmer (University of Virginia)
Co-presenters: Heather McCullough (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Pamela Wimbush (University of North Carolina - Charlotte)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will compare how three institutions responded to the COVID-19 crisis in terms of faculty development, partnerships, and digital infrastructure (edtech, LMS, etc).  Attendees will walk away with an understanding of what faculty development, partnerships and digital infrastructure projects were implemented with data on cost, impact, and recommendations.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Enhancing instructor-student relationships through online journaling using Carl Rogers’ person-centered approach
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenters: Leonard Bogle (University of Illinois at Springfield), Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield), Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield), Jennifer Martin (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will explore ways to use online journaling within a learning management system and instructor feedback based on Carl Rogers’ model of person-centered learning to enhance teaching presence and the relationship between instructors and students.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Lessons Learned: OLC's Ideate On Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live: The Innovate Experience
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chris Stubbs (Pennsylvania State University)
Co-presenter: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Dive deeper into the conference experience with OLC Live! Hosts Chris Stubbs and Katrina Wehr as they lead focused conversations with presenters and participants focused on this year’s conference themes:

  • Blended Teaching and Learning
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Instructional Technologies and Tools
  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Open Learning
  • Process, Problems, and Practices
  • Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
  • Teaching and Learning Practice

Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
  • Streamed Session
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Where in Time Did We Get these Pedagogical Paradigms!?
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lara Tompkins (College of DuPage)
Co-presenter: Heather Braatz (Worsham College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Howdy, Time-traveling Gumshoes! Your team will need to investigate inconvenient truths and find solutions to age-old pedagogical problems. Join us as we investigate various scenarios in education history to discover the eye-opening, inconvenient foundations of higher ed practices. Experience a co-learning game and design solutions with your peers. 


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Defining quality learning in self-paced eLearning: Practices and challenges
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kevin Forgard (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will engage participants in a discussion on defining quality design practices for self-paced eLearning. We will discuss how self-paced fits into the eLearning landscape, examine theoretical assumptions to determine impactful design choices, and discuss the design challenges.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Streamed Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 1
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Conversation, Not Presentation
Communicative Language Instruction Online: challenges and opportunities
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Edwige Simon (International Center for Language Studie)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will address the challenges and opportunities of using a communicative approach to language instruction when teaching online courses. We will address strategies that transition well online and strategies that need reinventing. We will also discuss the unique affordances of the online language classroom for communicative language instruction and tech tools that support communicative language teaching (CLT).


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
1-Minute Gardener: Plant Mindful Teaching Strategies in Digital Learning Terrains
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stacy Greathouse (Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

It takes less than a minute to empower students, regardless of ability, in a digital learning terrain. Explore how a meditation bell in weekly announcements increases focus or how a gratitude list on a whiteboard can improve groupwork. Craft these mindful experiences to plant into any LMS or live session.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Choose Your Own Speed Networking Adventure: Breakout Bonanza
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clea Mahoney (NYU)
Co-presenter: Lara Tompkins (College of DuPage)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Speed Networking Lounge for a “whatcha wanna talk about?” experiment where we 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!


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Delivering Virtual Labs in Rehabilitative Sciences During COVID-19: Strategies and Instructional Cases
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maria Puzziferro (University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences)
Co-presenter: Elisabeth McGee (University of St. Augustine)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While hands-on training for students came to a halt during the pandemic, the University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences leveraged its technology, simulation expertise, digital resources, and innovation culture to deliver active learning. We provide our framework and share cases of how faculty creatively used resources such as video, 3D printing, and simulation to “keep teaching” now and into the future.  


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
“Not another speech?” Tips and tricks to infuse conversations, presentations, podcasts and stories throughout our online spaces.
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Suzanne Prentiss (University of Tennessee The - Central office)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As we reimagine online education, let’s also reimagine speeches and reframe presentations as conversations.  Speeches are stressful, whether in F2F, hybrid or Zoom environments and sometimes the format can increase the anxiety. Let’s collaborate and reimagine speeches as intentional opportunities to share stories and connect in meaningful and empowering ways. 


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Streamed Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 2
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Best Case Scenario: Scenarios for Serious Learning
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kate Parker (LearningMate)
Co-presenters: Mark Hobson (Southern New Hampshire University), Joshua Heyman (Southern New Hampshire University), Justin Brigham (Southern New Hampshire University), Jessica Rogers (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session explores how we drew upon foundational teaching and learning practices--scenario-based learning, backwards design, curriculum mapping, and the latest neuroeducation research--to redesign an MBA program to meet new challenges and opportunities identified by our students, faculty, and the employers who hire our graduates.

   
Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Design Sprints (Part 1): A Lunch Networking Event
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Grab a snack or lunch, and join us for the first of a series of OLC Innovate Design Sprints! The Design Sprints will take place over the course of three days. This session in particular will center community building. Participants will be divided into teams and together you will generate solutions to a unique design challenge. Along the way, you'll have a chance to make meaningful connections with other conference participants (including our industry partners), will leave with innovative ideas, and even have an opportunity to win a prize!


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Online in Half the Time: Tips for Successfully Accelerating Your Course
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexis Terrell (University of Colorado)
Co-presenter: Sarah North (University of Colorado - Denver)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Accelerated online courses (8-week courses, for example) are being offered at an increasing rate due to non-traditional students’ desire to complete courses more quickly and utilize the flexibility and convenience that online learning affords. With this condensed format, it is natural for faculty to focus on how to get all of their content across in a limited amount of time. Rather than focus on the limitations of this structure, let’s consider the strategies necessary for student success and satisfaction in this ever-growing format.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Cut The Thread: Reconceiving Online Discussions Beyond the Post-and-Reply Model
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Veena Radhakrishnan (Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Go Online on Your Timeline: Pick Your Pace Pedagogy
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laura Reninger (Shepherd University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our faculty training program was developed by the Center for Teaching and Learning at Shepherd University in West Virginia.  Geared toward instructors at all experience levels (and all motivation levels), and designed to be highly flexible and adaptable, this six-module, no-cost training greatly fosters learner satisfaction, as well as wide-reaching access and scale.  Assessment data gathered throughout the training help us reinforce a culture that values best practices in teaching and learning, as well as continuous improvement.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Streamed Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 3
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Conversation, Not Presentation
What is Research? Who am I?
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jessica L. Knott (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructional designers and academic support staff serve a critical role in the design of learning experiences, and are uniquely positioned to perform human-centered research and identify processes and trends that can inform and guide faculty, students, and administrators alike. This session explores the learning designer as researcher, shares methods and frameworks that can guide this work, and facilitates a conversation about what research is and can be within the context of academic support staff.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Data intelligence in a multi-stakeholder world
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Colin Marlaire (Northcentral University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 

This session will cover the variables and considerations necessary to develop a data vision and strategy that assures near- and far-term success. It will include an analysis of the various components, contributors, and barriers to that strategy, including stakeholders, systems, institutional momentum, and implicit and explicit drivers that must be considered, all from the perspective of a variety of institutions reflecting varying levels of maturity regarding institutional data and approaches. It will also offer some of the key barriers that are often encountered, as well as common strategies to address or elude those barriers.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
Summit
K-12 Summit - Part 1: A Humanized Blended Classroom Experience (Equity, Wellness, Engagement)
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on what a humanized classroom looks like in light of lessons learned from the COVID-19 shift to remote teaching. Digital learning requires consideration of equity, wellness, and intentionality around student engagement. How can this best be accomplished and sustained?


     


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Education Session
The Free College Program at Eastern Gateway Community College: Partnerships and OER at Work.
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Vanessa Birney (Eastern Gateway Community College), Daniel S Jones (Eastern Gateway Community College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Eastern Gateway Community College in Ohio has been delivering free college education to more than 60,000 students over the last 5 years and saved over $12M in course materials through the adoption of free and open educational resources with MERLOT and SkillsCommons. How did we do it? Stop by.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Workshop
Designing, Implementing, & Scaling An Online Course Quality Review & Refresh Process With OSCQR
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (Open SUNY)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live: The Innovate Experience
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chris Stubbs (Pennsylvania State University)
Co-presenter: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Dive deeper into the conference experience with OLC Live! Hosts Chris Stubbs and Katrina Wehr as they lead focused conversations with presenters and participants focused on this year’s conference themes:

  • Blended Teaching and Learning
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Instructional Technologies and Tools
  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Open Learning
  • Process, Problems, and Practices
  • Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
  • Teaching and Learning Practice

Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Combine Creativity and Open Pedagogy for an Engaging Student Experience
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melody Buckner (University of Arizona)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Build a creative final assignment for students to demonstrate their learning, add an opportunity to share and publish their work and you create an engaging student experience. Our university has provided everyone with access to the Adobe Creative Cloud. The opportunity for students to utilize this level of professional software in an assignment not only enables them to demonstrate their learning in a creative way but introduces them to tools to increase their digital literacy. The assignment is then peer reviewed and eligible to be part of an Open Educational Resource that will be published each semester.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
Summit
K-12 Summit - Part 2: Instructional Design For Blended Learning: Essential Skills For Digital Learning Newcomers
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on creating and implementing online, blended and digital learning innovations within the K-12 sector that can be sustained over time.


    


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Education Session
Opportunities for Increasing Online Student Success and Enrollment
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melanie Jackson (Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach)
Co-presenter: Vicki Westergard (St. Petersburg College)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to learn how online programs can grow and prosper, even in this pandemic era, by employing recent research and online best practices.  We will also share our institution’s return to in person (with live online elements) and online courses including the planning, successes and opportunities for improvement. 


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Connect with Your Online Students through Intentional Instructor Presence!
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Cottrell (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Co-presenters: Ann Obermann (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Lee Scriggins (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Adjoa Robinson (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Meredith Jeffers (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Feeling lost or confused is the fastest way for students to lose interest and trust in an online course. Your presence is essential! Veterans and newbies alike can expect to walk away with at least one new technique to engage students and improve their next online course!


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • HBCU
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
COVID-19 RESPONSE: FREE TOOLS FOR SUCCESSFUL TEACHING AND LEARNING FROM MERLOT AND SKILLSCOMMONS
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rick Lumadue (California State University - Long Beach)
Co-presenter: Maria Fieth (SkillsCommons and MERLOT)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Looking for FREE teaching materials and exemplary online teaching practices using Open Educational Resources? Join us for a guided tour in exploring free resources to help teachers and their students prepare for successful online and hybrid learning. Walk away with FREE teaching tools you can put right to work!

 


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Transfer of Knowledge: From Virtual to Physical Labs
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Redd (San Jose State University)
Co-presenter: Melody Esfandiari (San Jose State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will share feedback gathered from students regarding their online learning experience in a virtual chemistry lab. Specific examples will get shared regarding the perceived transferability of the skills mastered online with those required in a physical lab.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 7
  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
Summit
K-12 Summit - Part 3: Technology Transformation: Leveraging COVID Era Successes And Beyond
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on promoting and supporting both student and faculty engagement in the time of COVID-19. What has worked best for students from their perspective? What practices require amplification and extension? Which tools are we finding promote accessibility, adaptability, and ease of learning?

 


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Learning Starts at the Application: Community & Belonging in Student Onboarding
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jason Levin (WGU Labs)
Co-presenters: Omid Fotuhi (WGU Labs), Katy Kappler (InScribe Inc.)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
Evening Event
Happy Hour: Treats & Trivia
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Laura Widenor (Kansas State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a relaxing night of treats and trivia! Bring your own drinks, cookies, and any other delectables. Be ready to share recipes and join in the fun and laughter of an evening of trivia among new friends. This is a family friendly event. The more the merrier!


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness - A Guided Meditation Session
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

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

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


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Designing, Developing, and Delivering MOOCs to further Institutional Goals
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Scott Vann (The University of Memphis)
Co-presenter: Barrett Schwarz (University of Memphis)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructional designers discuss the design, development, and delivery process for launching a series of MOOCs to address institutional needs arising in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The MOOCs are open to all, completely free, asynchronous, and provide pathways for college credit should students wish to enroll at our institution.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
360 Degrees of Learning: Using Immersive Virtual Learning Technologies and Approaches
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elisabeth McGee (University of St. Augustine)
Co-presenters: Mechelle Roy (University of St. Augustine), Erolle Dennis-Garner (University of St Augustine for Health Sciences), Mauricio Viana (University of St. Augustine), Maria Puzziferro (University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will showcase how we merged 360° technology and an interactive "choose your own pathway" platform to create personalized experiences for our students. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with these virtual learning experiences to better understand the capabilities of 360 technologies and personalized learning pathways.  

 

 


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Streamed Session
  • International
Summit
International Summit - Part 1
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
Diversity and Inclusion in the Online Classroom: Scenario Based Training
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Julie Hewitt (Hewitt Consulting Services)
Co-presenter: Rebecca Bartusewich (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we examine diversity and inclusion considerations for the online learning environment, specifically the online classroom. Workshop participants will engage in hands-on diversity and inclusion scenario-based training and discussions, mirroring what one might do to increase awareness through scenarios embedded in faculty development.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Building 21st Century Skills for all Learners
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Co-presenter: Matthew Aranda (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Career and Technical Education
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Employers continue to complain that college graduates do not have the 21st-century-skills they need.

Through this presentation, participants will be able:

1. Utilize a competency framework to evaluate students’ 21st-century-skills

2. Identify the value of digital micro-credentials

3. Explore how their institution can begin addressing these high need skills


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Conversation, Not Presentation
Evolution in Design: Innovation and Expansion of Design Teams
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Shubha Kashyap (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Co-presenter: Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As the pandemic accelerated changes to education, the scope of responsibilities for Design teams are expanding to support more faculty, adjust education delivery, and reach learners in new ways. We will ideate around innovation to meet these evolving needs.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Streamed Session
  • International
Summit
International Summit - Part 2
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD      


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live: The Innovate Experience
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Chris Stubbs (Pennsylvania State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Dive deeper into the conference experience with OLC Live! Hosts Chris Stubbs and Katrina Wehr as they lead focused conversations with presenters and participants focused on this year’s conference themes:

  • Blended Teaching and Learning
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Instructional Technologies and Tools
  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Open Learning
  • Process, Problems, and Practices
  • Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
  • Teaching and Learning Practice

Thursday March 18, 2021 - 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Design Sprints (Part 2): A Lunch Networking Event
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Don't miss the opportunity to join others during lunch for the second part of the OLC Innovate Design Sprints series! The first Design Sprint centered community building. In this session you will be asked to dive into the world of collaborative meaning-making. Participants will be divided into teams and together you will generate solutions to a unique design challenge. Along the way, you'll have a chance to make meaningful connections with other conference participants (including our industry partners), will leave with innovative ideas, and even have an opportunity to win a prize! So grab a snack or a meal and hop into a team for some quick designing and lots of fun!


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Understanding the Power of Toxic Leadership on Followers and Organizations
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Hinshaw (American College of Education)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Leaders influence their organizations and followers. Overall, we accept this; however, we rarely consider what happens if leaders are toxic. This session explores the true influences of toxic leadership on both organizations and followers. Additionally, this session equips attendees with an understanding of toxic leadership, behaviors associated with toxic leadership, and strategies to mitigate toxic leaders' influences. 

 


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Online Student Support in a Post-COVID World
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Co-presenters: Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College), Shelley Kurland (County College of Morris)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How did pivoting to remote student services due to COVID-19 provide equity of access between online and campus-based students? Presenters address unexpected findings from a study exploring the nature of online units at 31 HEIs. Results and questions of equity and continuation of expanded online services will be discussed.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Conversation, Not Presentation
Now what do I do?! Addressing Student Concerns in a Digital Classroom
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Grovergrys (Madison Area Technical College)
Co-presenter: Kathy Jochman (Madison Area Technical College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student issues confronted in the face-to-face classroom don’t disappear with the move to synchronous and asynchronous online learning.  The issues just get a bit more challenging to address. Join this conversation to share best strategies for effectively dealing with student issues. 

 
Thursday March 18, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Streamed Session
  • International
Summit
International Summit - Part 3
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Looking Back To Look Forward: A Research Retrospective
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in celebrating the Online Learning Journal’s (OLJ’s) 25th anniversary! To celebrate we’ll spend time reflecting on where research has been, where research is going, and how we can use it to inform the work we do in providing quality digital, blended, and online learning experiences.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Facilitating Inclusive, Equitable, and Welcoming Online Learning
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Saltarelli (Stanford University)
Co-presenter: Kritika Yegnashankaran (Stanford University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The rapid shift to online learning caused by COVID-19 has exacerbated existing inequalities for underrepresented learners. Research shows that inclusive, equitable, and welcoming learning environments can close educational gaps and promote the learning of all students. Our CARE framework provides practical design principles that can make online learning welcoming for all learners.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Career Forum Roundtable
  • Streamed Session
Career Forum Roundtable
What's Next for Instructional Designers? A Mid-Career Instructional Designer Roundtable
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kevin Forgard (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you an instructional designer who has been working in higher education for close to 10 years or even longer? Then this session is for you. Let’s bring together like-minded professionals to remind ourselves of the passion for this work and provide a place to discuss emerging opportunities and the future of the field.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Student Outcomes in Online Courses: Does Class Size Matter?
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Thomas (Oregon State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will summarize an analysis of over 300 undergraduate online courses. Course level data were analyzed to investigate the relationship between class size and student performance (average GPAs and DFW rates). A discussion will be led about how results can be applied to class size in online education.

 


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Streamed Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 1
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Designing Active Learning for Health and Medical Education
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Swati Ramani (Southern California University of Health Sciences)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This education session is an effort to provide quick strategies and techniques for active learning to Academic Faculty and Instructional Designers in Health and Medical Education for their synchronous/asynchronous/blended sessions and course designs that can be applied to teaching all didactic lecture, clinical, and laboratory sessions.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Follow Me: Buddy Up Your Conference Sessions
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clea Mahoney (NYU)
Co-presenter: Lara Tompkins (College of DuPage)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Have you ever had that magical moment where you just “clicked” with a fellow conference attendee and ended up attending some conference sessions together just to keep the conversation going? This session is all about how we can make that happen in the virtual world! Join us for strategies, inspiration, and of course, the casual socialization you’ve come to expect (and love) from the Speed Networking Lounge.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Troublesome Knowledge: Identifying Barriers to Innovate for Breakthroughs in Learning to Teach Online
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lorna Gonzalez (California State University Channel Islands)
Co-presenter: Christopher Ozuna (California State University-Channel Islands)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Embedded within ‘simple’ practices for teaching online are ways of thinking and doing that can be ‘invisible’ to practitioners and troublesome for faculty who are learning how to teach online. This interactive session presents early research findings and invites participants to strategize constructivist approaches to preparing others for online teaching.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Magic of Feedback
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexis Terrell (University of Colorado)
Co-presenter: Lynee Sanute (University of Colorado Denver)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

One of the best ways to combat feelings of isolation online is through providing meaningful feedback to students. Join us as we conjure some magic and cover best practices of feedback in the online classroom.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Streamed Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 2
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Using Assessment to Improve Peer Review Feedback
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rochelle Rodrigo (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Catrina Mitchum (University of Arizona), Sallie Koenig (University of Arizona)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As teachers, we rely on peer review to help students improve their writing. But how do we ensure peer comments are actually helpful? This study provides detailed guidelines for how to make shorter comments (21-40 words) more productive.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Workshop
Moving Hands-On Learning to Online learning in career and technical education with SkillsCommons: COVID Strategies
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Career and Technical Education
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, to design hybrid and online courses that align with hands-on learning in the workplace.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live: The Innovate Experience
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Chris Stubbs (Pennsylvania State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Dive deeper into the conference experience with OLC Live! Hosts Chris Stubbs and Katrina Wehr as they lead focused conversations with presenters and participants focused on this year’s conference themes:

  • Blended Teaching and Learning
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Instructional Technologies and Tools
  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Open Learning
  • Process, Problems, and Practices
  • Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
  • Teaching and Learning Practice

Thursday March 18, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
After the MOOC comes the GAIN - Global Adaptive Instructional Network
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dale Johnson (Arizona State University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The static MOOC model has not evolved since its widespread adoption in 2012.  This session will explore the development of a dynamic Global Adaptive Instructional Network (GAIN) to create the means to personalize the learning experience for every learner everywhere.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Alignment of Technology with Pedagogical Purposes During Online and Blended Course Design
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bohdana Allman (Brigham Young University - Main Campus (Provo))
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This paper explores the decision-making process during the construction of an online teacher professional development course. The analysis revealed repeated attention to the underlying pedagogy and the process of aligning pedagogical structures with technological affordances. Such alignment is essential for harnessing the potential of online and blended learning designs.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Streamed Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 3
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Every Learner Everywhere Grant: Research Study On MSIs
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Co-presenter: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD      

 


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
Evening Event
Happy Hour: Letters of Appreciation
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Laura Widenor (Kansas State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Need a break and wish to spread some joy? Join us for an evening of writing letters of thanks and encouragement! Use this time to show appreciation for OLC Volunteers, colleagues, students, or anyone else who needs a joyful letter. This is a family friendly event. The more the merrier!


Friday March 19, 2021 - 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Recharge Your Batteries With The Slow Networking Lounge
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clea Mahoney (NYU)
Co-presenter: Lara Tompkins (College of DuPage)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
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, too! Join us in our final Speed...er, Slow Networking Lounge session for an open invitation to take a breath, take a walk, take a stretch, and take what you need to recharge your batteries.


Friday March 19, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Academic Innovation -- What is it and what would it look like for your institution?
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As we cull through the lessons learned from the pandemic of 2020, it becomes increasingly important for institutions to create innovative and sustainable instructional delivery models that can be pivoted with ease and also meet the learning needs of students.  This session will focus on opening up space for design thinking towards new models that meet institutionally-specific criteria to take back for possible implementation at each participant’s institution. 


Friday March 19, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Strengthening Interpersonal Communication Skills in the Virtual Space
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ingrid Stobbe (Lesley University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The movement to the online educational space has been challenging for many of us. During this virtual event, attendees will be guided through specific communication techniques and skill sets that ensure you are presenting yourself in an effective way virtually, and getting the most out of future online events.


Friday March 19, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Stop Wasting Time Repeating and Reteaching with Interactive Videos and Strategic Information Sharing for Students
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gwendolyn Dooley (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
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.


Friday March 19, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Education Session
Virtual Delight: Increasing Student Satisfaction and Engagement in Virtual/Live/Recorded Synthesized Teaching Environments During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jared Riddle (Ivy Tech Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty have had to pivot to new methods with short notice, so, reasonably, teachers and students are weary and wary. This session will examine classroom-tested tools and methods, and breakdown the design of new engaging virtual/live/recorded synthesized teaching environments including the free but licensed use of music, sounds, and graphics.


Friday March 19, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
  • Streamed Session
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Based on Bandersnatch: Designing a “Choose Your Own Adventure” eLearning Module
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tracy Mendolia-Moore (Western University of Health Sciences)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Emmy award winning Black Mirror: Bandersnatch was Netflix’s first interactive movie that allowed the viewer to choose the movie’s storyline.  Designed in Articulate Storyline and similar to Bandersnatch, this case-based eLearning module allows the student to choose their own learning path.  In this session we will review the eLearning module and discuss the design process while providing technology tips and tricks for developing multifaceted branching scenarios, triggers and layers.


Friday March 19, 2021 - 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live: Beyond Innovate
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chris Stubbs (Pennsylvania State University)
Co-presenter: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join OLC Live hosts Chris Stubbs and Katrina Wehr to discover ways to make the most of all the ideas and resources from the conference and beyond with the OLC community. Discuss upcoming opportunities to engage with the community after the conference ends.


Friday March 19, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Exploring the tools, strategies, and processes for making exceptional educational videos
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (Pacific Oaks College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will benefit professors seeking to create engaging video content in their courses.  We will discuss tools and approaches for creating videos, including types of educational videos (i.e., webcams, screencasts, animations, editing, etc.), options for software and platforms, logistics (e.g., presentation, scripts, lighting, etc.), and general tips and techniques. 


Friday March 19, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Building Quality Into Your Online Program
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Friday March 19, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Ramping Up Skills to Meet the COVID Challenge: Lessons from an Online Teaching Training Program
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nan Langowitz (Babson College)
Co-presenters: Eric Palson (Babson College), Lisa Keohane (Babson College), Alisa Jno-Charles (Babson College), Robert Halsey (Babson College)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Responding to the spring COVID-19 shift to an all-virtual campus, our institution focused on quickly ramping up online teaching skills. This session shares design principles and lessons learned from a rapidly created summer online teaching training program.  Partnership between the academic technology team and faculty created enhanced readiness.

 
Friday March 19, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Project Management for Continuous Improvement and Career Resilience
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kristin Palmer (University of Virginia)
Co-presenter: Lora Pilgrim (The University of the West Indies - The Office of Online Learning)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will highlight how project management tools such as planning, status reporting, and stakeholder management can improve the operations of online learning programs.  Opportunities for professional development (OLC class Project Management for Instructional Designers), certification (PMI PMP), and the value of these skills for career resilience will be presented. 


Friday March 19, 2021 - 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Design Sprints (Part 3): A Lunch Networking Event
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for the final session of the OLC Innovate Design Sprints series! The Design Sprints consist of three related sessions - each designed and structured in the same way but featuring different challenges. Thus far, designers have delved into considerations of community building and collaborative meaning-making. In the final installment of the series, you'll be asked to design with asynchronous engagement in mind. Participants will be divided into teams and together you will generate solutions to a unique design challenge. Along the way, you'll have a chance to make meaningful connections with other conference participants (including our industry partners), will leave with innovative ideas, and even have an opportunity to win a prize! Snacks or lunch welcome for this third and final lunch networking session!


Friday March 19, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • Research
Education Session
Changing the Conversation: How New Approaches to Online Discussion Can Improve Student Success
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dana Duke (University of North Texas)
Co-presenters: Adam Fein (University of North Texas), Julie Alexander (Miami Dade College), Karla Fisher (Maricopa Community College District), Nicole Duttlinger (Ivy Tech Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can online discussion foster intrinsic student motivation—by supporting peer-to-peer interaction, helping students formulate inquiries, and encouraging them to assume a teaching role?  This panel will explore a forthcoming study from 10 institutions finding that inquiry-based discussion can drive greater student engagement, increase faculty satisfaction, and, ultimately, improve academic outcomes. 

 

 

 
Friday March 19, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Integrating digital fluency skills to engage and empower graduate-level nursing students in a hybrid course
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Manisha Mittal (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Health care professionals participate in online graduate programs to advance their practice. Connecting and learning with peers is an integral part of this journey. However, this often conflicts with work and family responsibilities. How can we engage learners and empower them with digital fluency in an online learning experience?


Friday March 19, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Tips for Designing an Inclusive Online Course
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheryl Burgstahler (University of Washington-Seattle Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In the rush to offer courses online during the pandemic, ensuring that online technology and pedagogy are fully accessible and otherwise inclusive of students with disabilities is often overlooked. The presenter will provide 20 evidence-based tips on how to deliver an online course that is inclusive of all students.


Friday March 19, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
The Work of Wellness for Higher Education: Strategies to Implement for Yourself and Students
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:45 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jenna Sage (Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

With educators facing ongoing stress and uncertainty the need to focus on wellness is vital.  This training will help educators and leaders learn the importance of caring for themselves in order to continue to support the needs of their staff and students through best-practice self-care strategies designed for busy lifestyles. 

 


Friday March 19, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
From Facilitation to Instruction: Supplementing Online "Master Courses" through Multimodal Communication and Technology
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christine L. Webster-Hansen Ph.D. (Ocean County College)
Co-presenters: Laura Wingler (Ocean County College), Eric Daniels (Ocean County College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The pre-designed nature of an online “master course” can make faculty unsure of how to rise beyond the role of Facilitator to that of Instructor; however, master courses can be taught creatively. This session will empower faculty to actively teach and supplement a master course through technology and engagement.


Friday March 19, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Unleashing the Power of Open: Adopting and Adapting LibreTexts for Use in Your Classroom
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Joshua Halpern (LibreTexts)
Co-presenter: Delmar Larsen (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You are convinced that now is the time to adopt OER. Where do you begin? Learn how to use LibreTexts to find OER your colleagues have authored and "remix" customized OER texts with state-of-the-art annotation, computation and homework system capabilities that will best serve you and your students. 


Friday March 19, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
The Impact of Student Recognition of Excellence to Student Outcome in a Competency-Based Educational Model
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: AnnaMaria Bliven (WGU)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Persistence lift is significantly impacted by student recognition; evidenced by the findings of our study and corresponding to findings of extant studies. Students struggling and on the verge of disenrolling exhibited greater motivation to perform well in a competency-based education model following student recognition of excellence (11-20% persistence lift, n=30,440). 


Friday March 19, 2021 - 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live! Closing Event Celebration
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chris Stubbs (Pennsylvania State University)
Co-presenter: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in celebration of the transformative practices, connective networking, and impactful discussions from OLC Innovate 2021. With an inside look at the big takeaways from the conference, members of the OLC & MERLOT community will share stories of their favorite moments from the conference. OLC Live! hosts Chris Stubbs and Katrina Wehr will close us out with lightning interviews of the conference operations committee, including members of the OLC Board of Directors, OLC Staff and MERLOT Staff. Let’s close our time together in appreciation of all that we’ve learned, and in celebration of the monumental advancements to come within the field of online, blended and digital learning.


Friday March 19, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Innovate 2021 After Party
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
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 Innovate 2021 After Party will be an experience you don't want to miss, and we hope to see you there!


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Discovery Session
Designing Blended Learning Environments: Exploring What and How to “Blend” to Support Student Success
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Hong Wang (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

With broad adoption of technology in teaching and learning, blended learning is increasing in higher education, particularly at the COVID-19 pandemic time. This session will share practical ideas and resources about what and how to “blend” to optimize student learning and support student success through designing meaningful blended learning environments.

 


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Introducing Pressbooks Directory and Pressbooks Results for LMS
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Fennessey (Pressbooks)
Track: Open Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

For years, Pressbooks has supported the authoring and adaptation of open educational resources (OER), providing the accessible, intuitive, and customizable Authoring & Editing Platform on which faculty have created and shared the resources they need. In recent months, we’ve developed new features and services that will improve the users’ ability to share and discover OER and to deliver and assess the use of those resources in the classroom. During this Discovery Session, Sarah Fennessey will be demonstrating Pressbooks Directory and Pressbooks Results for LMS and taking you Pressbooks questions.

 


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
"Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey": Perceptions of Time in Online Teaching and Learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Catrina Mitchum (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Rochelle Rodrigo (University of Arizona), Sallie Koenig (University of Arizona)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Many online students, when given the space to manage their own time, do not have specific strategies that work for them, despite understanding that time management is important. This presentation considers both clock and experiential time in relation to self-regulation and time management.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
A Simple Plan and Awesome Tool for Making Your Live Online Sessions More Engaging
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

To maximize the potential for making connections during live online sessions, this presentation will highlight:

  1.  a framework for generating content before live sessions, exploring the content during the session, and continuing to develop that content after the session.
  2. a tool that seamlessly connects the student experience and content.

  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • HBCU
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
A Virtual Bridge: The Pathway to the STARS Summer Bridge Program
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rhonda Fitzgerald (Norfolk State University)
Co-presenters: Aliecia McClain (Norfolk State University), Michael Parker (Norfolk State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Norfolk State University’s Pathway to the STARS Summer Bridge Program provides academic preparation and college acclimation to incoming freshmen enrolled within the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology.  The threat of the COVID-19 Pandemic posed a threat of the program, as a key component of producing great scholars.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Best Practice and Course Reconceptualization in Online Undergraduate Quantitative Reasoning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jacquelyn Kelly (University of Phoenix - Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Alex Edgcomb (zyBooks)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

We reduced QR attrition rates from 18% to 5% by implementing theory-based practices, including: Rationale for theory identification, construction of a philosophical framework for course implementation, collection of stakeholder input, implementation, evaluation of impact on attrition, post-implementation maintenance and communication, and institutional socialization of the new paradigmatic shift. 


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Challenges and Opportunities for Online Doctoral Students During COVID-19: Perspectives of Dissertation Chairs
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maggie Broderick (Northcentral University)
Co-presenters: Brandy Kamm (Northcentral University), Cary Gillenwater (Northcentral University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

COVID-19 has impacted teaching and learning at all levels.  This presentation synthesizes research on challenges and opportunities faced by today’s online doctoral students and discusses how experiences during COVID-19 may impact online doctoral learning.  Results of a qualitative study utilizing open-ended interviews with online Dissertation Chairs are presented.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Discovery Session
Choose-your-Own Learning: Using Google Forms to improve asynchronous learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alison Foster (MacEwan University )
Co-presenters: Alison Pitcher (MacEwan University), Jody Nelson, Tara Stieglitz (MacEwan University)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

 Asynchronous learning opportunities can include engagement and be created with free software...right? This panel will explore the use of Google Forms to create engagement-heavy learning objects for asynchronous learning. In this interactive session, presenters will share actual Google Form creations and their findings from the creation and implementation process.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Copy and Paste: Why Transnational Education Online Models Need to Consider Cultural Humility and Sense of Belonging
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lysette Davi (University of Arizona)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

As universities develop online programs at a rapid speed to meet transnational student enrollment numbers, it is important to consider cultural humility in student learning. This session will highlight best practices learned through a 2020 international study that can be applied to the development of online learning in transnational education.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
DEI-Responsive Curriculum: Transform your School by leveraging Professional Learning Communities and the Tuning for Equity Protocol
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anna Alldredge (Laguna Blanca School)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

ABSTRACT: Transformational, DEI-responsive curriculum is a necessity. But how do we create Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that support our teachers in this process? A DEI-responsive PLC program inspires teachers to curate both curricula and classroom spaces that are diverse, equitable, and inclusive for all learners.  

   
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Designing an OER for an Online RN to BSN Nursing Course
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jamie Murphy (SUNY College of Technology at Delhi)
Track: Career and Technical Education
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

In this session, I will review the rationale for creating and designing an OER for an online RN to BSN course. Additionally, I will review the research I conducted comparing the learning gains between this open textbook with the previous commercial textbook.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Developing Online Education 4.0 Engineering Learning Environments With Agile And Anti-Fragile Methods With Resiliency Including Pandemic World
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dennis Dahlquist (California State University-Sacramento)
Track: Career and Technical Education
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Education 4.0 learning environments need to be flexible and agile with technology changing aspects of education to prepare students for current and future work in the 4th industrial age. Students need to develop a diverse set of skills for an ever-changing world. This presentation explorers tried technology and techniques used in some engineering courses. 


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Discussions Reimagined: Creating Awesome Online Discussion Activities
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Fred Wehling (MKS2 Technologies)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Are your learners really learning anything from online discussions? Discussions that don’t help students learn from each other can increase feelings of isolation – the #1 reason online leaners drop out.  Let’s ask four key questions and brainstorm innovative approaches to discussions to open pathways for engaging, effective, and collaborative learning.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Easy as CBE: Launching a Rigorous CBE Program May Be Closer Than You Think
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Brock (University Of Phoenix)
Co-presenters: Stuart Vanorny (LearningMate), Kate Parker (LearningMate)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Don't listen to the naysayers about CBE! Find out how one major university partnered with a professional services company and accomplished the impossible to launch a rigorous CBE program that has already begun to transform the way students learn. It’s CBE by design. CBE at scale. CBE for everyone.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Enhancing Simulation Performance using Experiential Learning Logs in an Undergraduate Business Capstone
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Leveraging the LMS, a simulation, cases, technological tools, and pedagogically sound teaching creates scalable, flexible, personalized, scaffolded, experiential learning combined with repeated reflection. Instructors use templates, customize activities, materials, cases, tutorials, examples, and scenarios aligned with learning objectives to fit student and content needs for improved simulation performance and learning.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Expectations of Nontraditional Students
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madelyn Kempen (Concordia University-Wisconsin)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Nontraditonal students are one of the fastest growing populations of students; however, there is limited information on the expectations of nontraditonal students. In a post-COVID-19 era of education, a deeper understanding of expectations beyond the traditional college experience, provides valuable insights to meet the needs of incoming nontraditional students.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Research
Discovery Session
HOW TO DESIGN ONLINE LEARNING THAT ACCELERATES SKILL ACQUISITION
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dr Raman K Attri (Speed To Proficiency Research: S2Pro©)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

The biggest challenge in the fast-paced business world is how to rapidly reduce time to develop the skills and performance of the employees and teams. Your teams need help to acquire next-generation skills, master never-seen-before technologies or products and adapt rapidly to dynamic changes. Training and learning interventions are always the first line of defence in preparing the employees for the job quickly. The goal of this talk is to educate training and learning designers, trainers and L&D professionals with a research-based, proven training model, strategies and recommendations to design proficiency-focussed online training design meant to speed up performance.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
How to Teach Math on YouTube Like a Legend
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Huzefa Kapadia (Scalar Learning LLC)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

I operate two YouTube channels focused around math with more than 21,000 subscribers and over 2 million views. Teaching math via YouTube has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I will teach others how to launch a math channel and create quality content.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Informal mentoring of faculty teaching online: Strategies & techniques
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elissa T. Mitchell (University of Southern Indiana)
Co-presenter: Jara Dillingham (University of Southern Indiana)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This session will highlight an informal faculty mentoring program around online teaching and learning developed in one University Department that could be used as a model for other departments and Universities seeking to support and mentor faculty new to online learning.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Instructional Strategies and Digital Tools to Enhance Social Presence in Online Teaching
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Hong Wang (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Research shows that social presence is important in online teaching and learning. Based on research and practice, this session will share instructional strategies and digital tools to enhance social presence. Attendees will take away ideas and resources to enhance social presence and support student learning in their own online teaching.

 


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
International Travel via a Virtual Experience: Lessons learned from a virtual international exchange program
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lamia Scherzinger (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI))
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

COVID-19 put a hard stop to study abroad and exchange programs, causing further isolation and fewer academic opportunities for students. To provide the enriching experience of international travel when social distancing is the norm, learn how to implement a virtual international exchange program in your course, no matter the subject.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
One Model for Building a Video Library for First Year Student Support
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nathan Pritts (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Vogel (Ashford University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Everyone knows that video can be a powerful tool for engagement and instruction in online classes. But what might a comprehensive strategy look like – one that encompasses all the classes in a university first year sequence, one that aims to develop an intentional roster of student-facing video content, and one that is designed to support student success while providing an additional tool for adjunct faculty and advising partners?


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Outsourcing Instructional Design loses its effectiveness in the OPM-University Business Model
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Swati Ramani (Southern California University of Health Sciences)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This session will cover the results of a Case Study on a business partnership between an Online Program Management Provider and a Research University. It will discuss and present the problems and concerns arising when the instructional design services are outsourced in the OPM-University model and will suggest best practices for such a partnership.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
PK-12 Teachers’ TPACK and Self-Efficacy in Online Instruction During the COVID-19 Crisis: What Do the Principals Think?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Li-Wei Peng (Governors State University )
Co-presenter: Cheun-Yeong Lee (Governors State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, Illinois’ teachers have shifted rapidly from traditional instruction to online teaching. The study investigates principals’ perceptions about PK-12 teachers’ Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) and self-efficacy in effective online instruction and shares the success stories of teachers in creating and delivering their online courses.   


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Plug In or Power Down: Educational Technology Usage by K-12 ELL Teachers during COVID-19
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lergia Olivo (Florida International University - Miami)
Co-presenter: Kaitlin Alexander (Florida International University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will highlight results of the authors’ quantitative study that investigated how K-12 teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs) incorporated educational technology tools in their remote classrooms, and the access issues they encountered, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Findings can inform instructional decisions to better leverage modern technologies and improve learning outcomes in the ELL classroom.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Professional Development Reimagined: Become a MERLOT Peer Reviewer
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

We all have had professional development sessions through our institutions; it isn't always geared to our particular discipline area.  MERLOT gives you the opportunity to review materials in your discipline, and work with colleagues across the world.  You can grow, learn, and contribute to the community.  Find out more!


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Providing Effective Dissertation Mentorship Experiences for Online Students
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Aubrey Statti (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Co-presenters: Kelly Torres (Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Lord Giddie (TCS Education System)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Dissertation completion is a vital yet complex process for doctoral students. Online students encounter unique challenges of dissertation completion resulting in faculty needing to provide diverse mentorship approaches. This presentation explores online doctoral students’ experiences and effective mentorship strategies that faculty can implement to overcome challenges associated with student research.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
PSPP - A Basic Tutorial
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ed Nelson (California State University-Fresno)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

PSPP is a free alternative to SPSS, created by the Free Software Foundation. It includes many, but not all, of the features found in SPSS. This tutorial includes a subset of the 2018 General Social Survey (GSS) for use in conjunction with the software.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Reinventing the discussion board: A design thinking workshop
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Richard Oliver (Online Education Services)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract: Text based discussion threads abound in online higher education. But are they the best method of collaboration? How much cognitive engagement and co-construction of knowledge do they facilitate? What are the alternatives in Education 4.0?  This session will use design thinking to explore this issue. 

 


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Serious Process Management Issues in the OPM-University Business Model
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Swati Ramani (Southern California University of Health Sciences)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This session will cover the results of a Case Study on a business partnership between an Online Program Management Provider and a Research University. It will discuss and present the problems in process management during this partnership that caused a negative impact on faculty motivation to participate in the instructional design process and to teach online. This session will suggest the best practices for this partnership.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Student Perceptions of Instructor Feedback
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Helen Hammond (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Feedback in online modalities continues to be an important area of discussion. As a result, there is need to examine the most valuable way to provide feedback to benefit student learning. In this session, research on student perceptions of feedback will be presented. Research findings will provide faculty and administrators with greater understanding of the most valuable ways to provide discussion forum feedback that is most beneficial to student learning in the online classroom.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Teams-work Makes the Discussion Dream Work: Microsoft Teams as an Online Learning Communication Solution
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Diana Saldana (The University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Ryan Straight (University of Arizona)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Online education and learning environments struggle with students feeling isolated from their instructors. The discrepancy between student engagements with online materials and the achievement of learning outcomes has also been problematic. The authors will be attempting to apply the use of a novel communication tool and building an Online Community.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Template for Online Collaborative Professional Development
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bohdana Allman (Brigham Young University - Main Campus (Provo))
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This discovery session will demonstrate theory-guided online teacher professional development course template. We will engage participants in exploring affordances of online and blended instructional modalities for pedagogical purposes. Participants will walk away with a template and several practical examples for implementing sociocultural practices within an online environment.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
The Impact of Laboratory Exercises in Achieving ULOs in Online Astronomy Classes
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Shelli Carter (APUS)
Co-presenter: Kristen Miller (American Public University System)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Fully online classes use simulated labs in an attempt to provide a traditional learning component in the online classroom and help students actively engage in the learning process. This session will discuss the impact of online lab exercises in enhancing student understanding of core concepts taught in Introductory Astronomy courses. 


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
The Modern Age of Professional Development: Virtual PD in K-12 and Higher Education
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Aubrey Statti (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Co-presenters: Kelly Torres (Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Nina Serdy (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Virtual professional development has become a common practice in K-12 and higher education to continue the advancement of employee learning while also maintaining teacher health and safety through social distancing. This presentation seeks to explore how the innovations in virtual meeting spaces can provide increased engagement, professional growth, and efficiency.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
The Rapid Transformation of Faculty Professional Development: An Innovative Response to the Challenges of COVID-19
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katie Sharpe (University of Memphis)
Co-presenters: Scott Vann (The University of Memphis), Barrett Schwarz (University of Memphis)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Instructional designers from a large urban research university share their experience designing, developing, and delivering an innovative online faculty professional development experience consisting of asynchronous course content, synchronous webinars, gamification elements, and one-on-one support opportunities to help support faculty through the transition to online/hybrid/blended instruction.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
The Rapid Transition and Growth of Poll Everywhere at Stanford: Onboarding Faculty with Live Polling and Active Learning Pedagogies
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carlos Seligo (Stanford University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Drawing upon his broad experience, administering Poll Everywhere accounts at Stanford University and consulting with individual faculty in Human Biology—Carlos Seligo will share a case study and best practices for faculty to promote active learning among students and collaboration among colleagues, during our rapid transition to online teaching.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
The Right Remote Proctoring Tool: Navigating the Options
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Daria Waszak (Felician University)
Co-presenters: Deanna Valente (Felician College), Christine Mihal (Felician university)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Academic integrity with testing in the home environment can be promoted using remote proctoring tools, but there are many types and options to choose from. This session will feature a remote proctoring tool evaluative guide and implementation recommendations for adaptation by other institutions."


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Virtual Field Experiences: What Works?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University Long Beach)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

How do you provide educational field experiences when schools are closed? This session focuses on pre-service school librarian field experiences, and effective efforts that preparation faculty and school sites make to provide valuable virtual experiences. 


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
What's in Your Hip Pocket? Ideas for Lessons When You Need Them
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Cris Guenter (California State University-Chico), Esperanza Zenon (River Parishes Community College), Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Elaine Lawrence (SUNY - Oneonta)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

There are snow days, storms, pandemics...how can you be ready?  Check out our sample lessons (created in MERLOT’s Content Builder), attend this session, and discover how to do it yourself.


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Assistant Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Integrating digital fluency skills to engage and empower graduate-level nursing students in a hybrid course
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Manisha Mittal (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Health care professionals participate in online graduate programs to advance their practice. Connecting and learning with peers is an integral part of this journey. However, this often conflicts with work and family responsibilities. How can we engage learners and empower them with digital fluency in an online learning experience?


Vice Provost for Academic Affairs - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • Research
Education Session
Changing the Conversation: How New Approaches to Online Discussion Can Improve Student Success
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dana Duke (University of North Texas)
Co-presenters: Adam Fein (University of North Texas), Julie Alexander (Miami Dade College), Karla Fisher (Maricopa Community College District), Nicole Duttlinger (Ivy Tech Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can online discussion foster intrinsic student motivation—by supporting peer-to-peer interaction, helping students formulate inquiries, and encouraging them to assume a teaching role?  This panel will explore a forthcoming study from 10 institutions finding that inquiry-based discussion can drive greater student engagement, increase faculty satisfaction, and, ultimately, improve academic outcomes. 

 

 

 
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Plug In or Power Down: Educational Technology Usage by K-12 ELL Teachers during COVID-19
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lergia Olivo (Florida International University - Miami)
Co-presenter: Kaitlin Alexander (Florida International University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will highlight results of the authors’ quantitative study that investigated how K-12 teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs) incorporated educational technology tools in their remote classrooms, and the access issues they encountered, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Findings can inform instructional decisions to better leverage modern technologies and improve learning outcomes in the ELL classroom.


Director of Curriculum - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
DEI-Responsive Curriculum: Transform your School by leveraging Professional Learning Communities and the Tuning for Equity Protocol
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anna Alldredge (Laguna Blanca School)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

ABSTRACT: Transformational, DEI-responsive curriculum is a necessity. But how do we create Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that support our teachers in this process? A DEI-responsive PLC program inspires teachers to curate both curricula and classroom spaces that are diverse, equitable, and inclusive for all learners.  

   
Adjunct Instructor; PhD Student - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Alignment of Technology with Pedagogical Purposes During Online and Blended Course Design
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bohdana Allman (Brigham Young University - Main Campus (Provo))
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This paper explores the decision-making process during the construction of an online teacher professional development course. The analysis revealed repeated attention to the underlying pedagogy and the process of aligning pedagogical structures with technological affordances. Such alignment is essential for harnessing the potential of online and blended learning designs.


  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Template for Online Collaborative Professional Development
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bohdana Allman (Brigham Young University - Main Campus (Provo))
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This discovery session will demonstrate theory-guided online teacher professional development course template. We will engage participants in exploring affordances of online and blended instructional modalities for pedagogical purposes. Participants will walk away with a template and several practical examples for implementing sociocultural practices within an online environment.


Associate Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Group Work in an Asynchronous Mathematics Course: Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Obstacles
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Roxanne Brinkerhoff (Utah Valley University)
Co-presenter: Jon Anderson (Utah Valley University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student-to-student collaboration in the classroom has immeasurable value. The rise in online classes and platforms has instructors investigating best practices and pedagogies that allow for students to collaborate asynchronously. This session will investigate asynchronous group dynamics, and pedagogies that are effective vehicles of collaboration.


  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Summit
Research Summit: Part 1
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD       


  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Summit
Research Summit: Part 2
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Summit
Research Summit: Part 3
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Summit
HBCU Summit: Part 1
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Summit
HBCU Summit: Part 2
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Summit
HBCU Summit: Part 3
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Streamed Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 1
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Streamed Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 2
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Streamed Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 3
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Streamed Session
  • International
Summit
International Summit - Part 1
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Streamed Session
  • International
Summit
International Summit - Part 2
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD      


  • Streamed Session
  • International
Summit
International Summit - Part 3
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Streamed Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 1
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Streamed Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 2
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Streamed Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 3
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Building 21st Century Skills for all Learners
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Co-presenter: Matthew Aranda (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Career and Technical Education
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Employers continue to complain that college graduates do not have the 21st-century-skills they need.

Through this presentation, participants will be able:

1. Utilize a competency framework to evaluate students’ 21st-century-skills

2. Identify the value of digital micro-credentials

3. Explore how their institution can begin addressing these high need skills


Associate Professor and Program Director - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Program Management Strategies and Student Success Practices for a Fully Asynchronous Online Professional Master’s Program
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jena Asgarpoor (University of Nebraska - Lincoln)
Track: Career and Technical Education
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will cover program management strategies and student success practices for the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) which is a fully asynchronous online professional master’s degree for working engineers. Faculty and student onboarding practices are discussed as well as strategies used in advising and building community in the program.


Performance Scientist - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Research
Discovery Session
HOW TO DESIGN ONLINE LEARNING THAT ACCELERATES SKILL ACQUISITION
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dr Raman K Attri (Speed To Proficiency Research: S2Pro©)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

The biggest challenge in the fast-paced business world is how to rapidly reduce time to develop the skills and performance of the employees and teams. Your teams need help to acquire next-generation skills, master never-seen-before technologies or products and adapt rapidly to dynamic changes. Training and learning interventions are always the first line of defence in preparing the employees for the job quickly. The goal of this talk is to educate training and learning designers, trainers and L&D professionals with a research-based, proven training model, strategies and recommendations to design proficiency-focussed online training design meant to speed up performance.


Instructional Technologist - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Interactivity: The Vaccine for your Boring Syllabus
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Adam Davi (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: T. Adam Baldry (University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you tired of receiving email after email asking you questions about material covered in the syllabus?  Are you looking for a better way to direct students to the important information they need to be successful in your course?  If so, then an interactive syllabus is the vaccine your syllabus needs to thrive in our new normal. 

 
Program Coordinator - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Utilizing Innovative Strategies to Collaborate with and Support Novice or Nontraditional Faculty in Their Move to Online Instruction
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Stern-Lockerman (Queens College City University of New York)
Co-presenters: Jean Kelly (Cuny Queens College), Joshua Barnes (CUNY Queens College), Rowena Li (City University of New York - Queens College)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 How can we effectively engage faculty at all levels when the nature of pedagogy requires specific knowledge and support? How can we collaborate with faculty who would normally be unwilling or unable to teach online? This presentation will discuss and have participants collaborate on strategies and solutions.


Advising and Outreach Coordinator - Bio & Photo
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
Diversity and Inclusion in the Online Classroom: Scenario Based Training
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Julie Hewitt (Hewitt Consulting Services)
Co-presenter: Rebecca Bartusewich (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we examine diversity and inclusion considerations for the online learning environment, specifically the online classroom. Workshop participants will engage in hands-on diversity and inclusion scenario-based training and discussions, mirroring what one might do to increase awareness through scenarios embedded in faculty development.


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Focus on the Essentials: A Flexible Model to Prepare Hundreds of Faculty for Online Teaching in Just a Few Weeks
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Trudy Trail-Constant (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creation of new faculty development programs can be a lengthy process and may be limited to small enrollment. However, circumstances such as the recent pandemic presented the need to quickly prepare large amounts of faculty to teach online. This presentation will explore a model used to quickly create a quality faculty development course focused on the essentials of online teaching, which can be scaled based on individual institutional needs.


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Focus on the Essentials: A Flexible Model to Prepare Hundreds of Faculty for Online Teaching in Just a Few Weeks
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Trudy Trail-Constant (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creation of new faculty development programs can be a lengthy process and may be limited to small enrollment. However, circumstances such as the recent pandemic presented the need to quickly prepare large amounts of faculty to teach online. This presentation will explore a model used to quickly create a quality faculty development course focused on the essentials of online teaching, which can be scaled based on individual institutional needs.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Internet of Things (IOT) Enabled Paradigms for Online Chemistry Labs
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robert Belford (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Co-presenters: Elena Lisitsyna (University of Arkansas at Little Rock), Robert LeSuer (SUNY College at Brockport), Philip Williams (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation describes actual IOT enhanced online chemistry labs where students in Zoom breakout rooms collaboratively designed experiments, gathered data and analyzed results while working in Google Docs and Sheets.  We will demonstrate in real time an IOT-enhanced online lab, while going over multiple paradigms for their use in academia.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Journey from Chaos to Clarity: Teaching Research Fully Online
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Luke Bennett (Clemson University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will tell the story about the development of a two course research methods sequence and present a framework for teaching research methods fully online. The story of the design process will take attendees on a journey through the conceptualization, initial design, formative evaluation, and redesign of the courses.


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Driven by Teaching: Promoting Pathways for Faculty Development in a 1-Day Self-Paced Course
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Fair Berg (University of Memphis)
Co-presenter: Katie Sharpe (University of Memphis)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we’ll discuss the design of a 1-day course for online and hybrid faculty. We’ll cover course elements and share feedback received from our target audience as well as anticipated course outcomes. By participating, you’ll walk away with practical ideas for implementing an efficient and engaging online faculty development experience.

 


Associate Vice President of Curriculum and Academic Effectiveness - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Education Session
The Free College Program at Eastern Gateway Community College: Partnerships and OER at Work.
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Vanessa Birney (Eastern Gateway Community College), Daniel S Jones (Eastern Gateway Community College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Eastern Gateway Community College in Ohio has been delivering free college education to more than 60,000 students over the last 5 years and saved over $12M in course materials through the adoption of free and open educational resources with MERLOT and SkillsCommons. How did we do it? Stop by.


Graduate Instructional Design Specialist - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale: Development of an interactive, baseline professional development initiative
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Erin Blauvelt (Clarkson University)
Co-presenter: Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

(To the tune of The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle)

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale
a tale of a fateful trip,
that started from a virus,
that grew to epidemic.

It caused everything to close,
All schools had to go online
All faculty needed to be trained,
How would that fly?
Come hear how & why!


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
The Impact of Student Recognition of Excellence to Student Outcome in a Competency-Based Educational Model
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: AnnaMaria Bliven (WGU)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Persistence lift is significantly impacted by student recognition; evidenced by the findings of our study and corresponding to findings of extant studies. Students struggling and on the verge of disenrolling exhibited greater motivation to perform well in a competency-based education model following student recognition of excellence (11-20% persistence lift, n=30,440). 


Associate Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Enhancing instructor-student relationships through online journaling using Carl Rogers’ person-centered approach
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenters: Leonard Bogle (University of Illinois at Springfield), Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield), Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield), Jennifer Martin (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will explore ways to use online journaling within a learning management system and instructor feedback based on Carl Rogers’ model of person-centered learning to enhance teaching presence and the relationship between instructors and students.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Enhancing instructor-student relationships through online journaling using Carl Rogers’ person-centered approach
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenters: Leonard Bogle (University of Illinois at Springfield), Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield), Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield), Jennifer Martin (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will explore ways to use online journaling within a learning management system and instructor feedback based on Carl Rogers’ model of person-centered learning to enhance teaching presence and the relationship between instructors and students.


Associate Dean & Director of Online Academics - Bio & Photo
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Agile Leadership with Heart
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Co-presenters: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida), Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Carl Moore (University of DC), J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

The Global Pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of our society and education is no exception. As leaders, we need to shift our mindset to provide a more agile structure for supporting our teams, our institutions, and most importantly, our students. Come learn about agile leadership, with heart.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Online Student Support in a Post-COVID World
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Co-presenters: Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College), Shelley Kurland (County College of Morris)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How did pivoting to remote student services due to COVID-19 provide equity of access between online and campus-based students? Presenters address unexpected findings from a study exploring the nature of online units at 31 HEIs. Results and questions of equity and continuation of expanded online services will be discussed.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Academic Innovation -- What is it and what would it look like for your institution?
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As we cull through the lessons learned from the pandemic of 2020, it becomes increasingly important for institutions to create innovative and sustainable instructional delivery models that can be pivoted with ease and also meet the learning needs of students.  This session will focus on opening up space for design thinking towards new models that meet institutionally-specific criteria to take back for possible implementation at each participant’s institution. 


Department Head - Nursing - Bio & Photo
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College
Summit
Community College Summit: Part 1
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this first session of three sessions at OLC’s Community College Summit, where we bring together educators and advocates of community colleges. This session will focus on addressing social justice issues within community colleges, as well as what impactful methods and initiatives we can amplify to ensure inclusivity and equity in the classroom.


  • Streamed Session
  • Community College
Summit
Community College Summit: Part 2
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this second session of three sessions at OLC’s Community College Summit, where we bring together educators and advocates of community colleges. This session will focus on creating and implementing online, blended and digital learning innovations within community colleges that can be sustained over time.


  • Streamed Session
  • Community College
Summit
Community College Summit: Part 3
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this last session of three sessions at OLC’s Community College Summit, where we bring together educators and advocates of community colleges. This session will focus on promoting and supporting both student and faculty engagement in the time of COVID-19.


  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
  • Streamed Session
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Where in Time Did We Get these Pedagogical Paradigms!?
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lara Tompkins (College of DuPage)
Co-presenter: Heather Braatz (Worsham College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Howdy, Time-traveling Gumshoes! Your team will need to investigate inconvenient truths and find solutions to age-old pedagogical problems. Join us as we investigate various scenarios in education history to discover the eye-opening, inconvenient foundations of higher ed practices. Experience a co-learning game and design solutions with your peers. 


Senior Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Best Case Scenario: Scenarios for Serious Learning
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kate Parker (LearningMate)
Co-presenters: Mark Hobson (Southern New Hampshire University), Joshua Heyman (Southern New Hampshire University), Justin Brigham (Southern New Hampshire University), Jessica Rogers (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session explores how we drew upon foundational teaching and learning practices--scenario-based learning, backwards design, curriculum mapping, and the latest neuroeducation research--to redesign an MBA program to meet new challenges and opportunities identified by our students, faculty, and the employers who hire our graduates.

   
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Group Work in an Asynchronous Mathematics Course: Maximizing Benefits and Minimizing Obstacles
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Roxanne Brinkerhoff (Utah Valley University)
Co-presenter: Jon Anderson (Utah Valley University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student-to-student collaboration in the classroom has immeasurable value. The rise in online classes and platforms has instructors investigating best practices and pedagogies that allow for students to collaborate asynchronously. This session will investigate asynchronous group dynamics, and pedagogies that are effective vehicles of collaboration.


Associate Provost Curriculum Design and Instructio - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Easy as CBE: Launching a Rigorous CBE Program May Be Closer Than You Think
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Brock (University Of Phoenix)
Co-presenters: Stuart Vanorny (LearningMate), Kate Parker (LearningMate)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Don't listen to the naysayers about CBE! Find out how one major university partnered with a professional services company and accomplished the impossible to launch a rigorous CBE program that has already begun to transform the way students learn. It’s CBE by design. CBE at scale. CBE for everyone.


  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Eagles Assemble: Introverts Collaborating, leveraging and delivering a summer online teaching workshop using the Faculty Playbook
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Daryl Privott (Morehead State University)
Co-presenters: David Flora (Morehead State University), Xavier Scott (Morehead State University), Lesia Lennex (Morehead State University), Laurie Couch (Morehead State University), Daniel Maitland (Morehead State University), Michelle Kunz (Morehead State University), Lucy Mays (Morehead State University), Nettie Brock (Morehead State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

The session showcases a series of summer online teaching workshops developed and delivered collaboratively among faculty, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Distance Education and the Undergraduate Education & Student Success division. Participants will participate in the discussion and activities covering student success, course design, UDL, assessment, communication, and technology.


Associate Professor - Curriculum and Assessment - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Challenges and Opportunities for Online Doctoral Students During COVID-19: Perspectives of Dissertation Chairs
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maggie Broderick (Northcentral University)
Co-presenters: Brandy Kamm (Northcentral University), Cary Gillenwater (Northcentral University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

COVID-19 has impacted teaching and learning at all levels.  This presentation synthesizes research on challenges and opportunities faced by today’s online doctoral students and discusses how experiences during COVID-19 may impact online doctoral learning.  Results of a qualitative study utilizing open-ended interviews with online Dissertation Chairs are presented.


Digital Learning and Online Education - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Combine Creativity and Open Pedagogy for an Engaging Student Experience
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melody Buckner (University of Arizona)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Build a creative final assignment for students to demonstrate their learning, add an opportunity to share and publish their work and you create an engaging student experience. Our university has provided everyone with access to the Adobe Creative Cloud. The opportunity for students to utilize this level of professional software in an assignment not only enables them to demonstrate their learning in a creative way but introduces them to tools to increase their digital literacy. The assignment is then peer reviewed and eligible to be part of an Open Educational Resource that will be published each semester.


Director Accessible Technology Services - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Building Inclusive Online Learning Upon a Universal Design Framework
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheryl Burgstahler (University of Washington-Seattle Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
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 inclusive online learning practices at your institution. 


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Tips for Designing an Inclusive Online Course
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheryl Burgstahler (University of Washington-Seattle Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In the rush to offer courses online during the pandemic, ensuring that online technology and pedagogy are fully accessible and otherwise inclusive of students with disabilities is often overlooked. The presenter will provide 20 evidence-based tips on how to deliver an online course that is inclusive of all students.


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Focus on the Essentials: A Flexible Model to Prepare Hundreds of Faculty for Online Teaching in Just a Few Weeks
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Trudy Trail-Constant (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creation of new faculty development programs can be a lengthy process and may be limited to small enrollment. However, circumstances such as the recent pandemic presented the need to quickly prepare large amounts of faculty to teach online. This presentation will explore a model used to quickly create a quality faculty development course focused on the essentials of online teaching, which can be scaled based on individual institutional needs.


Faculty Director - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
The Impact of Laboratory Exercises in Achieving ULOs in Online Astronomy Classes
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Shelli Carter (APUS)
Co-presenter: Kristen Miller (American Public University System)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Fully online classes use simulated labs in an attempt to provide a traditional learning component in the online classroom and help students actively engage in the learning process. This session will discuss the impact of online lab exercises in enhancing student understanding of core concepts taught in Introductory Astronomy courses. 


Associate Vice President - Strategic Partnerships - Bio & Photo
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College
Summit
Community College Summit: Part 1
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this first session of three sessions at OLC’s Community College Summit, where we bring together educators and advocates of community colleges. This session will focus on addressing social justice issues within community colleges, as well as what impactful methods and initiatives we can amplify to ensure inclusivity and equity in the classroom.


  • Streamed Session
  • Community College
Summit
Community College Summit: Part 2
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this second session of three sessions at OLC’s Community College Summit, where we bring together educators and advocates of community colleges. This session will focus on creating and implementing online, blended and digital learning innovations within community colleges that can be sustained over time.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Unlocking The Unconference: The Ideate Formula
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Streamed Session
  • Community College
Summit
Community College Summit: Part 3
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this last session of three sessions at OLC’s Community College Summit, where we bring together educators and advocates of community colleges. This session will focus on promoting and supporting both student and faculty engagement in the time of COVID-19.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Lessons Learned: OLC's Ideate On Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD     


  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
Summit
K-12 Summit - Part 1: A Humanized Blended Classroom Experience (Equity, Wellness, Engagement)
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on what a humanized classroom looks like in light of lessons learned from the COVID-19 shift to remote teaching. Digital learning requires consideration of equity, wellness, and intentionality around student engagement. How can this best be accomplished and sustained?


     


  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
Summit
K-12 Summit - Part 2: Instructional Design For Blended Learning: Essential Skills For Digital Learning Newcomers
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on creating and implementing online, blended and digital learning innovations within the K-12 sector that can be sustained over time.


    


  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
Summit
K-12 Summit - Part 3: Technology Transformation: Leveraging COVID Era Successes And Beyond
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on promoting and supporting both student and faculty engagement in the time of COVID-19. What has worked best for students from their perspective? What practices require amplification and extension? Which tools are we finding promote accessibility, adaptability, and ease of learning?

 


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Every Learner Everywhere Grant: Research Study On MSIs
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Co-presenter: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD      

 


Assistant Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Enhancing instructor-student relationships through online journaling using Carl Rogers’ person-centered approach
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenters: Leonard Bogle (University of Illinois at Springfield), Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield), Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield), Jennifer Martin (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will explore ways to use online journaling within a learning management system and instructor feedback based on Carl Rogers’ model of person-centered learning to enhance teaching presence and the relationship between instructors and students.


Web Content Specialist - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Focus on the Essentials: A Flexible Model to Prepare Hundreds of Faculty for Online Teaching in Just a Few Weeks
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Trudy Trail-Constant (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creation of new faculty development programs can be a lengthy process and may be limited to small enrollment. However, circumstances such as the recent pandemic presented the need to quickly prepare large amounts of faculty to teach online. This presentation will explore a model used to quickly create a quality faculty development course focused on the essentials of online teaching, which can be scaled based on individual institutional needs.


  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Connect with Your Online Students through Intentional Instructor Presence!
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Cottrell (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Co-presenters: Ann Obermann (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Lee Scriggins (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Adjoa Robinson (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Meredith Jeffers (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Feeling lost or confused is the fastest way for students to lose interest and trust in an online course. Your presence is essential! Veterans and newbies alike can expect to walk away with at least one new technique to engage students and improve their next online course!


Associate Provost - Bio & Photo
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Eagles Assemble: Introverts Collaborating, leveraging and delivering a summer online teaching workshop using the Faculty Playbook
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Daryl Privott (Morehead State University)
Co-presenters: David Flora (Morehead State University), Xavier Scott (Morehead State University), Lesia Lennex (Morehead State University), Laurie Couch (Morehead State University), Daniel Maitland (Morehead State University), Michelle Kunz (Morehead State University), Lucy Mays (Morehead State University), Nettie Brock (Morehead State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

The session showcases a series of summer online teaching workshops developed and delivered collaboratively among faculty, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Distance Education and the Undergraduate Education & Student Success division. Participants will participate in the discussion and activities covering student success, course design, UDL, assessment, communication, and technology.


Director, Office of Digital Learning - Bio & Photo
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Boldly Awakening The Ordinary (4.0): Designing For Human-Centered Learning
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (Arizona State University)
Co-presenter: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

In this DIY-style workshop, you’ll explore the deep connections that digital learning has to design theory. Much more than a sit-and-get session, presenters will introduce open-source (free!) tools and the collective genius in the room to reimagine and redesign learning materials, processes, experiences and even systems. Come explore fundamental design considerations you can use to create engaging learning experiences, and get a treasure trove of resources and tools to take home!

 


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Stories from the Herald & Guardian: Utilizing Simulations, Role-Playing, Storytelling, and Games in Teaching
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Stay a while, and listen to our tale across multiple gameful projects as we share where our stories intersect and what we’ve learned from our journey. From simulations in undergraduate courses to role-playing in professional development, we wish to inform and inspire others looking for the call to adventure.


Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Developing Online Education 4.0 Engineering Learning Environments With Agile And Anti-Fragile Methods With Resiliency Including Pandemic World
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dennis Dahlquist (California State University-Sacramento)
Track: Career and Technical Education
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Education 4.0 learning environments need to be flexible and agile with technology changing aspects of education to prepare students for current and future work in the 4th industrial age. Students need to develop a diverse set of skills for an ever-changing world. This presentation explorers tried technology and techniques used in some engineering courses. 


Educational Technologist - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
From Facilitation to Instruction: Supplementing Online "Master Courses" through Multimodal Communication and Technology
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christine L. Webster-Hansen Ph.D. (Ocean County College)
Co-presenters: Laura Wingler (Ocean County College), Eric Daniels (Ocean County College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The pre-designed nature of an online “master course” can make faculty unsure of how to rise beyond the role of Facilitator to that of Instructor; however, master courses can be taught creatively. This session will empower faculty to actively teach and supplement a master course through technology and engagement.


Educational Developer, Consultant, & Coach - Bio & Photo
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Strategies To Incorporate Active Learning Into Your Online/Hybrid Course
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tazin Daniels (The Pedagologist)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:


In this interactive preconference workshop, participants will experiment with active learning strategies that are suitable for face-to-face environments, remote synchronous interactions, as well as for asynchronous interactions. They will also explore common challenges to active learning and collaboratively develop solutions for their learning contexts. Participants will walk away with concrete ideas and techniques that can be implemented immediately in their hybrid and online courses. 
 


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Interactivity: The Vaccine for your Boring Syllabus
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Adam Davi (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: T. Adam Baldry (University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you tired of receiving email after email asking you questions about material covered in the syllabus?  Are you looking for a better way to direct students to the important information they need to be successful in your course?  If so, then an interactive syllabus is the vaccine your syllabus needs to thrive in our new normal. 

 
Assistant Director Student Engagement - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Copy and Paste: Why Transnational Education Online Models Need to Consider Cultural Humility and Sense of Belonging
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lysette Davi (University of Arizona)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

As universities develop online programs at a rapid speed to meet transnational student enrollment numbers, it is important to consider cultural humility in student learning. This session will highlight best practices learned through a 2020 international study that can be applied to the development of online learning in transnational education.


Director of the Office of Digital Teaching - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Developing 21st Century Skills Through Discussion
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online discussions can provide an ideal opportunity to support develop of critical 21st-century-skills.

This presentation will help participants:

  1. Explain the importance adding the development of 21st-century-skills to existing curriculum
  2. Apply a framework for assessing 21st-century-skills in their learners
  3. Utilize online discussions to develop 21st-century-skills in their learner

  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Building 21st Century Skills for all Learners
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Co-presenter: Matthew Aranda (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Career and Technical Education
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Employers continue to complain that college graduates do not have the 21st-century-skills they need.

Through this presentation, participants will be able:

1. Utilize a competency framework to evaluate students’ 21st-century-skills

2. Identify the value of digital micro-credentials

3. Explore how their institution can begin addressing these high need skills


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
A Simple Plan and Awesome Tool for Making Your Live Online Sessions More Engaging
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

To maximize the potential for making connections during live online sessions, this presentation will highlight:

  1.  a framework for generating content before live sessions, exploring the content during the session, and continuing to develop that content after the session.
  2. a tool that seamlessly connects the student experience and content.

  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
360 Degrees of Learning: Using Immersive Virtual Learning Technologies and Approaches
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elisabeth McGee (University of St. Augustine)
Co-presenters: Mechelle Roy (University of St. Augustine), Erolle Dennis-Garner (University of St Augustine for Health Sciences), Mauricio Viana (University of St. Augustine), Maria Puzziferro (University of Saint Augustine for Health Sciences)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will showcase how we merged 360° technology and an interactive "choose your own pathway" platform to create personalized experiences for our students. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with these virtual learning experiences to better understand the capabilities of 360 technologies and personalized learning pathways.  

 

 


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Informal mentoring of faculty teaching online: Strategies & techniques
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elissa T. Mitchell (University of Southern Indiana)
Co-presenter: Jara Dillingham (University of Southern Indiana)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This session will highlight an informal faculty mentoring program around online teaching and learning developed in one University Department that could be used as a model for other departments and Universities seeking to support and mentor faculty new to online learning.


Faculty - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Stop Wasting Time Repeating and Reteaching with Interactive Videos and Strategic Information Sharing for Students
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gwendolyn Dooley (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
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.


Graduate Instructional Design Specialist - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale: Development of an interactive, baseline professional development initiative
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Erin Blauvelt (Clarkson University)
Co-presenter: Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

(To the tune of The Ballad of Gilligan's Isle)

Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale
a tale of a fateful trip,
that started from a virus,
that grew to epidemic.

It caused everything to close,
All schools had to go online
All faculty needed to be trained,
How would that fly?
Come hear how & why!


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
What's in Your Hip Pocket? Ideas for Lessons When You Need Them
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Cris Guenter (California State University-Chico), Esperanza Zenon (River Parishes Community College), Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Elaine Lawrence (SUNY - Oneonta)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

There are snow days, storms, pandemics...how can you be ready?  Check out our sample lessons (created in MERLOT’s Content Builder), attend this session, and discover how to do it yourself.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • Research
Education Session
Changing the Conversation: How New Approaches to Online Discussion Can Improve Student Success
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dana Duke (University of North Texas)
Co-presenters: Adam Fein (University of North Texas), Julie Alexander (Miami Dade College), Karla Fisher (Maricopa Community College District), Nicole Duttlinger (Ivy Tech Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can online discussion foster intrinsic student motivation—by supporting peer-to-peer interaction, helping students formulate inquiries, and encouraging them to assume a teaching role?  This panel will explore a forthcoming study from 10 institutions finding that inquiry-based discussion can drive greater student engagement, increase faculty satisfaction, and, ultimately, improve academic outcomes. 

 

 

 
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • Research
Education Session
Changing the Conversation: How New Approaches to Online Discussion Can Improve Student Success
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dana Duke (University of North Texas)
Co-presenters: Adam Fein (University of North Texas), Julie Alexander (Miami Dade College), Karla Fisher (Maricopa Community College District), Nicole Duttlinger (Ivy Tech Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can online discussion foster intrinsic student motivation—by supporting peer-to-peer interaction, helping students formulate inquiries, and encouraging them to assume a teaching role?  This panel will explore a forthcoming study from 10 institutions finding that inquiry-based discussion can drive greater student engagement, increase faculty satisfaction, and, ultimately, improve academic outcomes. 

 

 

 
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Best Practice and Course Reconceptualization in Online Undergraduate Quantitative Reasoning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jacquelyn Kelly (University of Phoenix - Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Alex Edgcomb (zyBooks)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

We reduced QR attrition rates from 18% to 5% by implementing theory-based practices, including: Rationale for theory identification, construction of a philosophical framework for course implementation, collection of stakeholder input, implementation, evaluation of impact on attrition, post-implementation maintenance and communication, and institutional socialization of the new paradigmatic shift. 


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Transfer of Knowledge: From Virtual to Physical Labs
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Redd (San Jose State University)
Co-presenter: Melody Esfandiari (San Jose State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will share feedback gathered from students regarding their online learning experience in a virtual chemistry lab. Specific examples will get shared regarding the perceived transferability of the skills mastered online with those required in a physical lab.


Assistant Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Other
Virtual Speed Networking Lounge: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Welcome
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Monica Simonsen (University of Maryland Global Campus)
Co-presenter: Julie Evey (Kent State University-Geauga Campus)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is at the core of our professional practice and organizational mission, but what does that mean to you? Join the DEI committee for a virtual coffee to hear about OLC’s new DEI initiatives, tools and resources, and to kick off the DEI Innovate Challenge!


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Supporting Faculty Adoption of Open Ed Access Materials through MERLOT
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University)
Co-presenters: Catherine Honig (National Louis University), Julie Evey (Kent State University-Geauga Campus), B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The adoption of open, freely available instructional materials has gained interest and merit in recent years,  making education more affordable to students.  This presentation provides faculty, chairs, and administrators with guidelines for reviewing and selecting affordable, high-quality learning materials for  individual classes and guidance on more effectively supporting Open Ed programs. 

 
Professor of Library Media - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Preparing Pre-Service Teachers for Computational Thinking
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University Long Beach)
Track: Career and Technical Education
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The paper analyzes the teaching and learning of computational thinking and data literacy as it impacts pres-service teachers, and provides two research-based instructional design strategies. 


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Student-Generated OERs
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University Long Beach)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The case for OERs has largely focused on cost-effective benefits, which can result in students having greater access to -- and engagement with -- information. However, OERs have much greater impact when students can use generative learning strategies to act upon those OERs in personally meaningful ways and generate new information in the form of OERS. This session details how classroom teachers, librarians and students can collaborate to facilitate student-generated OERs.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Virtual Field Experiences: What Works?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University Long Beach)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

How do you provide educational field experiences when schools are closed? This session focuses on pre-service school librarian field experiences, and effective efforts that preparation faculty and school sites make to provide valuable virtual experiences. 


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • Research
Education Session
Changing the Conversation: How New Approaches to Online Discussion Can Improve Student Success
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dana Duke (University of North Texas)
Co-presenters: Adam Fein (University of North Texas), Julie Alexander (Miami Dade College), Karla Fisher (Maricopa Community College District), Nicole Duttlinger (Ivy Tech Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can online discussion foster intrinsic student motivation—by supporting peer-to-peer interaction, helping students formulate inquiries, and encouraging them to assume a teaching role?  This panel will explore a forthcoming study from 10 institutions finding that inquiry-based discussion can drive greater student engagement, increase faculty satisfaction, and, ultimately, improve academic outcomes. 

 

 

 
Sales Executive - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Introducing Pressbooks Directory and Pressbooks Results for LMS
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Fennessey (Pressbooks)
Track: Open Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

For years, Pressbooks has supported the authoring and adaptation of open educational resources (OER), providing the accessible, intuitive, and customizable Authoring & Editing Platform on which faculty have created and shared the resources they need. In recent months, we’ve developed new features and services that will improve the users’ ability to share and discover OER and to deliver and assess the use of those resources in the classroom. During this Discovery Session, Sarah Fennessey will be demonstrating Pressbooks Directory and Pressbooks Results for LMS and taking you Pressbooks questions.

 


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Next Generation Curriculum Design: Agile, Technology Enabled, and Data Driven
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Ferguson (Salem University)
Co-presenter: Jackie Ricords (LearningMate)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You’ve heard of agile development. But what about agile course design? In this interactive session, you’ll learn how Salem University and LearningMate partnered to reduce development time and costs, create sustainable online learning experiences, leverage key course components for reuse, and establish an effective process for sustaining ongoing revisions.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • HBCU
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
COVID-19 RESPONSE: FREE TOOLS FOR SUCCESSFUL TEACHING AND LEARNING FROM MERLOT AND SKILLSCOMMONS
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rick Lumadue (California State University - Long Beach)
Co-presenter: Maria Fieth (SkillsCommons and MERLOT)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Looking for FREE teaching materials and exemplary online teaching practices using Open Educational Resources? Join us for a guided tour in exploring free resources to help teachers and their students prepare for successful online and hybrid learning. Walk away with FREE teaching tools you can put right to work!

 


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • Research
Education Session
Changing the Conversation: How New Approaches to Online Discussion Can Improve Student Success
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dana Duke (University of North Texas)
Co-presenters: Adam Fein (University of North Texas), Julie Alexander (Miami Dade College), Karla Fisher (Maricopa Community College District), Nicole Duttlinger (Ivy Tech Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can online discussion foster intrinsic student motivation—by supporting peer-to-peer interaction, helping students formulate inquiries, and encouraging them to assume a teaching role?  This panel will explore a forthcoming study from 10 institutions finding that inquiry-based discussion can drive greater student engagement, increase faculty satisfaction, and, ultimately, improve academic outcomes. 

 

 

 
Associate Professor Department of Mathematics - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • HBCU
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
A Virtual Bridge: The Pathway to the STARS Summer Bridge Program
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rhonda Fitzgerald (Norfolk State University)
Co-presenters: Aliecia McClain (Norfolk State University), Michael Parker (Norfolk State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Norfolk State University’s Pathway to the STARS Summer Bridge Program provides academic preparation and college acclimation to incoming freshmen enrolled within the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology.  The threat of the COVID-19 Pandemic posed a threat of the program, as a key component of producing great scholars.


  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Eagles Assemble: Introverts Collaborating, leveraging and delivering a summer online teaching workshop using the Faculty Playbook
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Daryl Privott (Morehead State University)
Co-presenters: David Flora (Morehead State University), Xavier Scott (Morehead State University), Lesia Lennex (Morehead State University), Laurie Couch (Morehead State University), Daniel Maitland (Morehead State University), Michelle Kunz (Morehead State University), Lucy Mays (Morehead State University), Nettie Brock (Morehead State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

The session showcases a series of summer online teaching workshops developed and delivered collaboratively among faculty, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Distance Education and the Undergraduate Education & Student Success division. Participants will participate in the discussion and activities covering student success, course design, UDL, assessment, communication, and technology.


Sr. Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Defining quality learning in self-paced eLearning: Practices and challenges
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kevin Forgard (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will engage participants in a discussion on defining quality design practices for self-paced eLearning. We will discuss how self-paced fits into the eLearning landscape, examine theoretical assumptions to determine impactful design choices, and discuss the design challenges.


  • Career Forum Roundtable
  • Streamed Session
Career Forum Roundtable
What's Next for Instructional Designers? A Mid-Career Instructional Designer Roundtable
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kevin Forgard (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you an instructional designer who has been working in higher education for close to 10 years or even longer? Then this session is for you. Let’s bring together like-minded professionals to remind ourselves of the passion for this work and provide a place to discuss emerging opportunities and the future of the field.


Librarian - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Discovery Session
Choose-your-Own Learning: Using Google Forms to improve asynchronous learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alison Foster (MacEwan University )
Co-presenters: Alison Pitcher (MacEwan University), Jody Nelson, Tara Stieglitz (MacEwan University)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

 Asynchronous learning opportunities can include engagement and be created with free software...right? This panel will explore the use of Google Forms to create engagement-heavy learning objects for asynchronous learning. In this interactive session, presenters will share actual Google Form creations and their findings from the creation and implementation process.


Director, Learning Innovation - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Learning Starts at the Application: Community & Belonging in Student Onboarding
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jason Levin (WGU Labs)
Co-presenters: Omid Fotuhi (WGU Labs), Katy Kappler (InScribe Inc.)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Assistant Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Utilizing Innovative Strategies to Collaborate with and Support Novice or Nontraditional Faculty in Their Move to Online Instruction
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Stern-Lockerman (Queens College City University of New York)
Co-presenters: Jean Kelly (Cuny Queens College), Joshua Barnes (CUNY Queens College), Rowena Li (City University of New York - Queens College)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 How can we effectively engage faculty at all levels when the nature of pedagogy requires specific knowledge and support? How can we collaborate with faculty who would normally be unwilling or unable to teach online? This presentation will discuss and have participants collaborate on strategies and solutions.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Beyond Mobile Learning Design: Considering Students who Self-Initiate Mobile Device Use for Online Courses
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Milheim (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Christy Fraenza (Walden University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As more students elect to use mobile devices for courses not designed specifically for mobile learning, challenges faced by this group should not be overlooked. The focus of this session will be on current research in this area and how institutions may support this group toward an improved student experience.


  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Maslow Before Bloom: Effective Practices For Humanizing eLearning
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will focus on Maslow Before Bloom, a humanization of the online learning experience to increase student efficacy and instructional practices. Our workshop is for those new(er) to online teaching and learning as well as those looking to sharpen their current skill set.

During the workshop we will examine how the integration and application of humanistic educational theory and effective practices promotes and strengthens learning and success.  Participants will engage in reflection on how using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in dominance over and in conjunction with Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning in digital learning environments increases efficacy in humanizing learning. The workshop will engage participants in discussion and activities to create connections and community through learning conversations. Additionally, participants will produce a new strategy, objective, and/or asset based on the synthesis of the information to then apply in their service to others. 
 


Senior Learning Experience Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
Providing Effective Dissertation Mentorship Experiences for Online Students
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Aubrey Statti (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Co-presenters: Kelly Torres (Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Lord Giddie (TCS Education System)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Dissertation completion is a vital yet complex process for doctoral students. Online students encounter unique challenges of dissertation completion resulting in faculty needing to provide diverse mentorship approaches. This presentation explores online doctoral students’ experiences and effective mentorship strategies that faculty can implement to overcome challenges associated with student research.


Associate Dean College of Professional & Liberal Studies - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Supporting Faculty Through The Transition Online: The Collaborative Creation and Implementation of Faculty Development in Response to COVID-19
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katie Sharpe (University of Memphis)
Co-presenters: Scott Vann (The University of Memphis), Diana Ruggiero (University of Memphis), Joanne Gikas (University of Memphis)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Panelists from a large urban research university share their experiences participating in an innovative faculty professional development initiative in response to COVID-19. This initiative provided the opportunity for various groups across campus to come together and support faculty’s transition to online, hybrid, and blended instruction in preparation for the Fall 2020 semester.


Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Challenges and Opportunities for Online Doctoral Students During COVID-19: Perspectives of Dissertation Chairs
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maggie Broderick (Northcentral University)
Co-presenters: Brandy Kamm (Northcentral University), Cary Gillenwater (Northcentral University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

COVID-19 has impacted teaching and learning at all levels.  This presentation synthesizes research on challenges and opportunities faced by today’s online doctoral students and discusses how experiences during COVID-19 may impact online doctoral learning.  Results of a qualitative study utilizing open-ended interviews with online Dissertation Chairs are presented.


Interim Assistant Director of Innovation and Faculty Development - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Troublesome Knowledge: Identifying Barriers to Innovate for Breakthroughs in Learning to Teach Online
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lorna Gonzalez (California State University Channel Islands)
Co-presenter: Christopher Ozuna (California State University-Channel Islands)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Embedded within ‘simple’ practices for teaching online are ways of thinking and doing that can be ‘invisible’ to practitioners and troublesome for faculty who are learning how to teach online. This interactive session presents early research findings and invites participants to strategize constructivist approaches to preparing others for online teaching.


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Sparty Matters: A Remix of Quality Matters for Internal Peer-to-Peer Course Reviews
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nick Noel (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Dave Goodrich (Michigan State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will highlight a course review process initiated by our Provost in the Spring of 2020 when the novel coronavirus necessitated a rapid shift to remote learning at MSU. A background will be shared along with what worked, what did not work, and planned revisions for the future.


Librarian - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Online Student Support in a Post-COVID World
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Co-presenters: Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College), Shelley Kurland (County College of Morris)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How did pivoting to remote student services due to COVID-19 provide equity of access between online and campus-based students? Presenters address unexpected findings from a study exploring the nature of online units at 31 HEIs. Results and questions of equity and continuation of expanded online services will be discussed.


  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
1-Minute Gardener: Plant Mindful Teaching Strategies in Digital Learning Terrains
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stacy Greathouse (Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

It takes less than a minute to empower students, regardless of ability, in a digital learning terrain. Explore how a meditation bell in weekly announcements increases focus or how a gratitude list on a whiteboard can improve groupwork. Craft these mindful experiences to plant into any LMS or live session.


Spanish Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Conversation, Not Presentation
Now what do I do?! Addressing Student Concerns in a Digital Classroom
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Grovergrys (Madison Area Technical College)
Co-presenter: Kathy Jochman (Madison Area Technical College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student issues confronted in the face-to-face classroom don’t disappear with the move to synchronous and asynchronous online learning.  The issues just get a bit more challenging to address. Join this conversation to share best strategies for effectively dealing with student issues. 

 
Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
What's in Your Hip Pocket? Ideas for Lessons When You Need Them
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Cris Guenter (California State University-Chico), Esperanza Zenon (River Parishes Community College), Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Elaine Lawrence (SUNY - Oneonta)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

There are snow days, storms, pandemics...how can you be ready?  Check out our sample lessons (created in MERLOT’s Content Builder), attend this session, and discover how to do it yourself.


VP of Learning - Bio & Photo
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Innovate 2021 Pre-Conference Workshop Networking Event
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Searching for a fun way to end your week and launch your OLC Innovate experience? Look no further! Whether you're new to the OLC or been with us for years, join us for light networking and insider tips into how to get the most out of your online conference experience. We'll show you tips and tricks for engaging with Zoom, and crowdsource ideas for how you might run virtual networking in your own contexts. And of course, you'll leave with new connections and friends to navigate your OLC Innovate experience with.


  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Innovate 2021 Conference Preview
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 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:

Large professional development opportunities like conferences can be difficult to plan for, particularly in today's climate when most of us are attending alongside or in between work committments (as opposed to having the flexibility to travel for and focus on the event itself). With this in mind, we've designed this session to help you make the most of your conference experience. Join members of the OLC team and our amazing group of volunteers for an engaging preview of the conference. Get a sense of what all the conference has to offer, hear from others who've attended before about the things you shouldn't miss, and importantly kick off your OLC Innovate experience with fun community building.


  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Evening Event
2021 OLC & MERLOT Awards Gala and Social
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jessica L. Knott (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

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


  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Design Sprints (Part 1): A Lunch Networking Event
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Grab a snack or lunch, and join us for the first of a series of OLC Innovate Design Sprints! The Design Sprints will take place over the course of three days. This session in particular will center community building. Participants will be divided into teams and together you will generate solutions to a unique design challenge. Along the way, you'll have a chance to make meaningful connections with other conference participants (including our industry partners), will leave with innovative ideas, and even have an opportunity to win a prize!


  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Design Sprints (Part 2): A Lunch Networking Event
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Don't miss the opportunity to join others during lunch for the second part of the OLC Innovate Design Sprints series! The first Design Sprint centered community building. In this session you will be asked to dive into the world of collaborative meaning-making. Participants will be divided into teams and together you will generate solutions to a unique design challenge. Along the way, you'll have a chance to make meaningful connections with other conference participants (including our industry partners), will leave with innovative ideas, and even have an opportunity to win a prize! So grab a snack or a meal and hop into a team for some quick designing and lots of fun!


  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC Design Sprints (Part 3): A Lunch Networking Event
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:15 PM to 12:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for the final session of the OLC Innovate Design Sprints series! The Design Sprints consist of three related sessions - each designed and structured in the same way but featuring different challenges. Thus far, designers have delved into considerations of community building and collaborative meaning-making. In the final installment of the series, you'll be asked to design with asynchronous engagement in mind. Participants will be divided into teams and together you will generate solutions to a unique design challenge. Along the way, you'll have a chance to make meaningful connections with other conference participants (including our industry partners), will leave with innovative ideas, and even have an opportunity to win a prize! Snacks or lunch welcome for this third and final lunch networking session!


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
What's in Your Hip Pocket? Ideas for Lessons When You Need Them
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Cris Guenter (California State University-Chico), Esperanza Zenon (River Parishes Community College), Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Elaine Lawrence (SUNY - Oneonta)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

There are snow days, storms, pandemics...how can you be ready?  Check out our sample lessons (created in MERLOT’s Content Builder), attend this session, and discover how to do it yourself.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Unleashing the Power of Open: Adopting and Adapting LibreTexts for Use in Your Classroom
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Joshua Halpern (LibreTexts)
Co-presenter: Delmar Larsen (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You are convinced that now is the time to adopt OER. Where do you begin? Learn how to use LibreTexts to find OER your colleagues have authored and "remix" customized OER texts with state-of-the-art annotation, computation and homework system capabilities that will best serve you and your students. 


Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Ramping Up Skills to Meet the COVID Challenge: Lessons from an Online Teaching Training Program
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nan Langowitz (Babson College)
Co-presenters: Eric Palson (Babson College), Lisa Keohane (Babson College), Alisa Jno-Charles (Babson College), Robert Halsey (Babson College)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Responding to the spring COVID-19 shift to an all-virtual campus, our institution focused on quickly ramping up online teaching skills. This session shares design principles and lessons learned from a rapidly created summer online teaching training program.  Partnership between the academic technology team and faculty created enhanced readiness.

 
Assistant Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Student Perceptions of Instructor Feedback
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Helen Hammond (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Feedback in online modalities continues to be an important area of discussion. As a result, there is need to examine the most valuable way to provide feedback to benefit student learning. In this session, research on student perceptions of feedback will be presented. Research findings will provide faculty and administrators with greater understanding of the most valuable ways to provide discussion forum feedback that is most beneficial to student learning in the online classroom.


Executive Director - MERLOT - Bio & Photo
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Capturing Open Educational Practices with ePortfolios
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Open Educational Resources (OER) without Open Educational Practices (OEP) will not produce the educational transformations at the speed and scale that is possible.   This session will provide models of how to institutionalize open educational practices with ePortfolios and help participants develop their own local strategies for supporting OEP with ePortfolios.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Education Session
The Free College Program at Eastern Gateway Community College: Partnerships and OER at Work.
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Vanessa Birney (Eastern Gateway Community College), Daniel S Jones (Eastern Gateway Community College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Eastern Gateway Community College in Ohio has been delivering free college education to more than 60,000 students over the last 5 years and saved over $12M in course materials through the adoption of free and open educational resources with MERLOT and SkillsCommons. How did we do it? Stop by.


  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Workshop
Moving Hands-On Learning to Online learning in career and technical education with SkillsCommons: COVID Strategies
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5 & 6 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Career and Technical Education
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, to design hybrid and online courses that align with hands-on learning in the workplace.


Education , Technology, and Project Management Consultant - Bio & Photo
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
Diversity and Inclusion in the Online Classroom: Scenario Based Training
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Julie Hewitt (Hewitt Consulting Services)
Co-presenter: Rebecca Bartusewich (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we examine diversity and inclusion considerations for the online learning environment, specifically the online classroom. Workshop participants will engage in hands-on diversity and inclusion scenario-based training and discussions, mirroring what one might do to increase awareness through scenarios embedded in faculty development.


Curriculum Systems Manager - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Best Case Scenario: Scenarios for Serious Learning
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kate Parker (LearningMate)
Co-presenters: Mark Hobson (Southern New Hampshire University), Joshua Heyman (Southern New Hampshire University), Justin Brigham (Southern New Hampshire University), Jessica Rogers (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session explores how we drew upon foundational teaching and learning practices--scenario-based learning, backwards design, curriculum mapping, and the latest neuroeducation research--to redesign an MBA program to meet new challenges and opportunities identified by our students, faculty, and the employers who hire our graduates.

   
SVP of Academic Affairs - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Understanding the Power of Toxic Leadership on Followers and Organizations
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Hinshaw (American College of Education)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Leaders influence their organizations and followers. Overall, we accept this; however, we rarely consider what happens if leaders are toxic. This session explores the true influences of toxic leadership on both organizations and followers. Additionally, this session equips attendees with an understanding of toxic leadership, behaviors associated with toxic leadership, and strategies to mitigate toxic leaders' influences. 

 


Senior Associate Dean Business - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Best Case Scenario: Scenarios for Serious Learning
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kate Parker (LearningMate)
Co-presenters: Mark Hobson (Southern New Hampshire University), Joshua Heyman (Southern New Hampshire University), Justin Brigham (Southern New Hampshire University), Jessica Rogers (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session explores how we drew upon foundational teaching and learning practices--scenario-based learning, backwards design, curriculum mapping, and the latest neuroeducation research--to redesign an MBA program to meet new challenges and opportunities identified by our students, faculty, and the employers who hire our graduates.

   
Associate Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Utilizing Innovative Strategies to Collaborate with and Support Novice or Nontraditional Faculty in Their Move to Online Instruction
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Stern-Lockerman (Queens College City University of New York)
Co-presenters: Jean Kelly (Cuny Queens College), Joshua Barnes (CUNY Queens College), Rowena Li (City University of New York - Queens College)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 How can we effectively engage faculty at all levels when the nature of pedagogy requires specific knowledge and support? How can we collaborate with faculty who would normally be unwilling or unable to teach online? This presentation will discuss and have participants collaborate on strategies and solutions.


Associate Professor & Chair, MBA Program - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Supporting Faculty Adoption of Open Ed Access Materials through MERLOT
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University)
Co-presenters: Catherine Honig (National Louis University), Julie Evey (Kent State University-Geauga Campus), B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The adoption of open, freely available instructional materials has gained interest and merit in recent years,  making education more affordable to students.  This presentation provides faculty, chairs, and administrators with guidelines for reviewing and selecting affordable, high-quality learning materials for  individual classes and guidance on more effectively supporting Open Ed programs. 

 
eLearning Director - Bio & Photo
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Conversation, Not Presentation
Online Student Services, How Small Institutions Got Creative in the Covid-19 Era
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Josh Strigle (College of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Melanie Jackson (Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
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.   


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Education Session
Connecting Students and Learning in a Pandemic Era: Enhancing Student Engagement and Persistence
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melanie Jackson (Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach)
Co-presenter: Josh Strigle (College of Central Florida)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to learn how we excelled (despite Covid-19 challenges) by employing recent research and online best practices.  Our Fall 2020 journey of CCF’s primarily online courses and PBA’s return to primarily in person courses (with live online elements) including the planning, successes and opportunities for improvement will be shared. 


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Education Session
Opportunities for Increasing Online Student Success and Enrollment
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melanie Jackson (Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach)
Co-presenter: Vicki Westergard (St. Petersburg College)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to learn how online programs can grow and prosper, even in this pandemic era, by employing recent research and online best practices.  We will also share our institution’s return to in person (with live online elements) and online courses including the planning, successes and opportunities for improvement. 


  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Connect with Your Online Students through Intentional Instructor Presence!
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Cottrell (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Co-presenters: Ann Obermann (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Lee Scriggins (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Adjoa Robinson (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Meredith Jeffers (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Feeling lost or confused is the fastest way for students to lose interest and trust in an online course. Your presence is essential! Veterans and newbies alike can expect to walk away with at least one new technique to engage students and improve their next online course!


Learning Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Career Forum Roundtable
  • Streamed Session
Career Forum Roundtable
Level Up: How we created a level framework for learning experience designers
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Breana Yaklin (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Alicia Jenner (Michigan State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This facilitated roundtable discussion explores the challenge around career advancement for instructional designers and related positions. We’ll discuss challenges around defining the role of instructional designers, identifying skill sets for instructional design positions, and how to establish a level framework for growth.


Pro Tem Vice Provost, Teaching & Learning & Associate Vice Provost, Open Education - Bio & Photo
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Reimagining Educational Innovation: Lessons from Pandemic Pedagogies
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rajiv Jhangiani (Kwantlen Polytechnic University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

The pandemic has been devastating to our communities, to our students, faculty, and staff. It has been catalyzing in the rapid uptake of digital technologies and educational development opportunities. 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 online pandemic pedagogies taught us? What lessons can we glean for improving online and blended learning as we imagine a post-COVID world? As part of this keynote and discussion we will explore what higher education might look like if we reimagine educational innovation as practices that centre on inclusion, trust, and care.


Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Ramping Up Skills to Meet the COVID Challenge: Lessons from an Online Teaching Training Program
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nan Langowitz (Babson College)
Co-presenters: Eric Palson (Babson College), Lisa Keohane (Babson College), Alisa Jno-Charles (Babson College), Robert Halsey (Babson College)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Responding to the spring COVID-19 shift to an all-virtual campus, our institution focused on quickly ramping up online teaching skills. This session shares design principles and lessons learned from a rapidly created summer online teaching training program.  Partnership between the academic technology team and faculty created enhanced readiness.

 
Instructor - Bio & Photo
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Conversation, Not Presentation
Now what do I do?! Addressing Student Concerns in a Digital Classroom
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Grovergrys (Madison Area Technical College)
Co-presenter: Kathy Jochman (Madison Area Technical College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student issues confronted in the face-to-face classroom don’t disappear with the move to synchronous and asynchronous online learning.  The issues just get a bit more challenging to address. Join this conversation to share best strategies for effectively dealing with student issues. 

 
Director of Digital Innovation - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
After the MOOC comes the GAIN - Global Adaptive Instructional Network
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dale Johnson (Arizona State University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The static MOOC model has not evolved since its widespread adoption in 2012.  This session will explore the development of a dynamic Global Adaptive Instructional Network (GAIN) to create the means to personalize the learning experience for every learner everywhere.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Research
Education Session
Building Connections Virtually: Engaging Students with the Library
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jamie Johnson (California State University-Northridge)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, participants will learn how a librarian transitioned their in-person library instruction - online, in both synchronous and asynchronous formats, during the fall 2020 semester. Utilizing the campus learning management system Canvas and developing active learning workshops via Zoom, we will examine how instruction was moved virtually.  


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College/TAACCCT
Education Session
The Free College Program at Eastern Gateway Community College: Partnerships and OER at Work.
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Vanessa Birney (Eastern Gateway Community College), Daniel S Jones (Eastern Gateway Community College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Eastern Gateway Community College in Ohio has been delivering free college education to more than 60,000 students over the last 5 years and saved over $12M in course materials through the adoption of free and open educational resources with MERLOT and SkillsCommons. How did we do it? Stop by.


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Focus on the Essentials: A Flexible Model to Prepare Hundreds of Faculty for Online Teaching in Just a Few Weeks
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Trudy Trail-Constant (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creation of new faculty development programs can be a lengthy process and may be limited to small enrollment. However, circumstances such as the recent pandemic presented the need to quickly prepare large amounts of faculty to teach online. This presentation will explore a model used to quickly create a quality faculty development course focused on the essentials of online teaching, which can be scaled based on individual institutional needs.


Director of Digital Learning Research and Development - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Planning For A Blended Future
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Wondering how you can leverage blended programming to meet your teaching and learning needs as we leave the pandemic? We have a Playbook that can help with that!


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Every Learner Everywhere Grant: Research Study On MSIs
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alex Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Co-presenter: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

TBD      

 


Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Challenges and Opportunities for Online Doctoral Students During COVID-19: Perspectives of Dissertation Chairs
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maggie Broderick (Northcentral University)
Co-presenters: Brandy Kamm (Northcentral University), Cary Gillenwater (Northcentral University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

COVID-19 has impacted teaching and learning at all levels.  This presentation synthesizes research on challenges and opportunities faced by today’s online doctoral students and discusses how experiences during COVID-19 may impact online doctoral learning.  Results of a qualitative study utilizing open-ended interviews with online Dissertation Chairs are presented.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
How to Teach Math on YouTube Like a Legend
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Huzefa Kapadia (Scalar Learning LLC)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

I operate two YouTube channels focused around math with more than 21,000 subscribers and over 2 million views. Teaching math via YouTube has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and I will teach others how to launch a math channel and create quality content.


Co-Founder and CEO - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Learning Starts at the Application: Community & Belonging in Student Onboarding
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jason Levin (WGU Labs)
Co-presenters: Omid Fotuhi (WGU Labs), Katy Kappler (InScribe Inc.)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Director - Online Learning Design & Innovation - Bio & Photo
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Conversation, Not Presentation
Evolution in Design: Innovation and Expansion of Design Teams
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Shubha Kashyap (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Co-presenter: Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As the pandemic accelerated changes to education, the scope of responsibilities for Design teams are expanding to support more faculty, adjust education delivery, and reach learners in new ways. We will ideate around innovation to meet these evolving needs.


Associate Dean - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Best Practice and Course Reconceptualization in Online Undergraduate Quantitative Reasoning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jacquelyn Kelly (University of Phoenix - Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Alex Edgcomb (zyBooks)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

We reduced QR attrition rates from 18% to 5% by implementing theory-based practices, including: Rationale for theory identification, construction of a philosophical framework for course implementation, collection of stakeholder input, implementation, evaluation of impact on attrition, post-implementation maintenance and communication, and institutional socialization of the new paradigmatic shift. 


Instructional Technologist - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Utilizing Innovative Strategies to Collaborate with and Support Novice or Nontraditional Faculty in Their Move to Online Instruction
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Stern-Lockerman (Queens College City University of New York)
Co-presenters: Jean Kelly (Cuny Queens College), Joshua Barnes (CUNY Queens College), Rowena Li (City University of New York - Queens College)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 How can we effectively engage faculty at all levels when the nature of pedagogy requires specific knowledge and support? How can we collaborate with faculty who would normally be unwilling or unable to teach online? This presentation will discuss and have participants collaborate on strategies and solutions.


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Graduate Student Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Expectations of Nontraditional Students
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madelyn Kempen (Concordia University-Wisconsin)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Nontraditonal students are one of the fastest growing populations of students; however, there is limited information on the expectations of nontraditonal students. In a post-COVID-19 era of education, a deeper understanding of expectations beyond the traditional college experience, provides valuable insights to meet the needs of incoming nontraditional students.


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Building Student Trust with Consistent Course Design
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Taylor Kendrick (Samford University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can you communicate care, compassion, and empathy to your online students? In the transactional culture of our day which seems only interested in "what can you do for me," how can we powerfully demonstrate our commitment to our students? It is actually easier than you would suppose. It starts with trust.


Associate Director, Academic Technologies - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Ramping Up Skills to Meet the COVID Challenge: Lessons from an Online Teaching Training Program
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nan Langowitz (Babson College)
Co-presenters: Eric Palson (Babson College), Lisa Keohane (Babson College), Alisa Jno-Charles (Babson College), Robert Halsey (Babson College)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Responding to the spring COVID-19 shift to an all-virtual campus, our institution focused on quickly ramping up online teaching skills. This session shares design principles and lessons learned from a rapidly created summer online teaching training program.  Partnership between the academic technology team and faculty created enhanced readiness.

 
Associate Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Integrating digital fluency skills to engage and empower graduate-level nursing students in a hybrid course
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Manisha Mittal (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Health care professionals participate in online graduate programs to advance their practice. Connecting and learning with peers is an integral part of this journey. However, this often conflicts with work and family responsibilities. How can we engage learners and empower them with digital fluency in an online learning experience?


AVP Community Strategy & Management - Bio & Photo
  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Evening Event
2021 OLC & MERLOT Awards Gala and Social
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 6:45 PM to 8:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jessica L. Knott (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

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


  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Conversation, Not Presentation
What is Research? Who am I?
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jessica L. Knott (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructional designers and academic support staff serve a critical role in the design of learning experiences, and are uniquely positioned to perform human-centered research and identify processes and trends that can inform and guide faculty, students, and administrators alike. This session explores the learning designer as researcher, shares methods and frameworks that can guide this work, and facilitates a conversation about what research is and can be within the context of academic support staff.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Using Assessment to Improve Peer Review Feedback
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rochelle Rodrigo (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Catrina Mitchum (University of Arizona), Sallie Koenig (University of Arizona)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As teachers, we rely on peer review to help students improve their writing. But how do we ensure peer comments are actually helpful? This study provides detailed guidelines for how to make shorter comments (21-40 words) more productive.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
"Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey": Perceptions of Time in Online Teaching and Learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Catrina Mitchum (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Rochelle Rodrigo (University of Arizona), Sallie Koenig (University of Arizona)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Many online students, when given the space to manage their own time, do not have specific strategies that work for them, despite understanding that time management is important. This presentation considers both clock and experiential time in relation to self-regulation and time management.


Learning Designer with the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute - Bio & Photo
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Agile Leadership with Heart
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Co-presenters: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida), Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Carl Moore (University of DC), J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

The Global Pandemic has taken a toll on every aspect of our society and education is no exception. As leaders, we need to shift our mindset to provide a more agile structure for supporting our teams, our institutions, and most importantly, our students. Come learn about agile leadership, with heart.


Professor Emeritus, Political Science - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
PSPP - A Basic Tutorial
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ed Nelson (California State University-Fresno)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

PSPP is a free alternative to SPSS, created by the Free Software Foundation. It includes many, but not all, of the features found in SPSS. This tutorial includes a subset of the 2018 General Social Survey (GSS) for use in conjunction with the software.


Professor, Marketing - Bio & Photo
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Eagles Assemble: Introverts Collaborating, leveraging and delivering a summer online teaching workshop using the Faculty Playbook
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Daryl Privott (Morehead State University)
Co-presenters: David Flora (Morehead State University), Xavier Scott (Morehead State University), Lesia Lennex (Morehead State University), Laurie Couch (Morehead State University), Daniel Maitland (Morehead State University), Michelle Kunz (Morehead State University), Lucy Mays (Morehead State University), Nettie Brock (Morehead State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

The session showcases a series of summer online teaching workshops developed and delivered collaboratively among faculty, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Distance Education and the Undergraduate Education & Student Success division. Participants will participate in the discussion and activities covering student success, course design, UDL, assessment, communication, and technology.


Dean, Virtual Campus - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Online Student Support in a Post-COVID World
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Co-presenters: Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College), Shelley Kurland (County College of Morris)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How did pivoting to remote student services due to COVID-19 provide equity of access between online and campus-based students? Presenters address unexpected findings from a study exploring the nature of online units at 31 HEIs. Results and questions of equity and continuation of expanded online services will be discussed.


Professor and Faculty Director, Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Ramping Up Skills to Meet the COVID Challenge: Lessons from an Online Teaching Training Program
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nan Langowitz (Babson College)
Co-presenters: Eric Palson (Babson College), Lisa Keohane (Babson College), Alisa Jno-Charles (Babson College), Robert Halsey (Babson College)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Responding to the spring COVID-19 shift to an all-virtual campus, our institution focused on quickly ramping up online teaching skills. This session shares design principles and lessons learned from a rapidly created summer online teaching training program.  Partnership between the academic technology team and faculty created enhanced readiness.

 
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Unleashing the Power of Open: Adopting and Adapting LibreTexts for Use in Your Classroom
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Joshua Halpern (LibreTexts)
Co-presenter: Delmar Larsen (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You are convinced that now is the time to adopt OER. Where do you begin? Learn how to use LibreTexts to find OER your colleagues have authored and "remix" customized OER texts with state-of-the-art annotation, computation and homework system capabilities that will best serve you and your students. 


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
What's in Your Hip Pocket? Ideas for Lessons When You Need Them
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Cris Guenter (California State University-Chico), Esperanza Zenon (River Parishes Community College), Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Elaine Lawrence (SUNY - Oneonta)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

There are snow days, storms, pandemics...how can you be ready?  Check out our sample lessons (created in MERLOT’s Content Builder), attend this session, and discover how to do it yourself.


  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session
PK-12 Teachers’ TPACK and Self-Efficacy in Online Instruction During the COVID-19 Crisis: What Do the Principals Think?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Li-Wei Peng (Governors State University )
Co-presenter: Cheun-Yeong Lee (Governors State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Due to the COVID-19 emergency, Illinois’ teachers have shifted rapidly from traditional instruction to online teaching. The study investigates principals’ perceptions about PK-12 teachers’ Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) and self-efficacy in effective online instruction and shares the success stories of teachers in creating and delivering their online courses.   


Professor - Bio & Photo
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Eagles Assemble: Introverts Collaborating, leveraging and delivering a summer online teaching workshop using the Faculty Playbook
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Daryl Privott (Morehead State University)
Co-presenters: David Flora (Morehead State University), Xavier Scott (Morehead State University), Lesia Lennex (Morehead State University), Laurie Couch (Morehead State University), Daniel Maitland (Morehead State University), Michelle Kunz (Morehead State University), Lucy Mays (Morehead State University), Nettie Brock (Morehead State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

The session showcases a series of summer online teaching workshops developed and delivered collaboratively among faculty, Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning, Distance Education and the Undergraduate Education & Student Success division. Participants will participate in the discussion and activities covering student success, course design, UDL, assessment, communication, and technology.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Internet of Things (IOT) Enabled Paradigms for Online Chemistry Labs
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robert Belford (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Co-presenters: Elena Lisitsyna (University of Arkansas at Little Rock), Robert LeSuer (SUNY College at Brockport), Philip Williams (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation describes actual IOT enhanced online chemistry labs where students in Zoom breakout rooms collaboratively designed experiments, gathered data and analyzed results while working in Google Docs and Sheets.  We will demonstrate in real time an IOT-enhanced online lab, while going over multiple paradigms for their use in academia.


Executive Director - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Learning Starts at the Application: Community & Belonging in Student Onboarding
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jason Levin (WGU Labs)
Co-presenters: Omid Fotuhi (WGU Labs), Katy Kappler (InScribe Inc.)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Coordinator of Special Events - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Utilizing Innovative Strategies to Collaborate with and Support Novice or Nontraditional Faculty in Their Move to Online Instruction
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Stern-Lockerman (Queens College City University of New York)
Co-presenters: Jean Kelly (Cuny Queens College), Joshua Barnes (CUNY Queens College), Rowena Li (City University of New York - Queens College)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 How can we effectively engage faculty at all levels when the nature of pedagogy requires specific knowledge and support? How can we collaborate with faculty who would normally be unwilling or unable to teach online? This presentation will discuss and have participants collaborate on strategies and solutions.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Internet of Things (IOT) Enabled Paradigms for Online Chemistry Labs
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robert Belford (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Co-presenters: Elena Lisitsyna (University of Arkansas at Little Rock), Robert LeSuer (SUNY College at Brockport), Philip Williams (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation describes actual IOT enhanced online chemistry labs where students in Zoom breakout rooms collaboratively designed experiments, gathered data and analyzed results while working in Google Docs and Sheets.  We will demonstrate in real time an IOT-enhanced online lab, while going over multiple paradigms for their use in academia.


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Focus on the Essentials: A Flexible Model to Prepare Hundreds of Faculty for Online Teaching in Just a Few Weeks
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Trudy Trail-Constant (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Corrinne Stull (University of Central Florida)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creation of new faculty development programs can be a lengthy process and may be limited to small enrollment. However, circumstances such as the recent pandemic presented the need to quickly prepare large amounts of faculty to teach online. This presentation will explore a model used to quickly create a quality faculty development course focused on the essentials of online teaching, which can be scaled based on individual institutional needs.


Scholar - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Student Perceptions of Instructor Feedback
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Helen Hammond (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Feedback in online modalities continues to be an important area of discussion. As a result, there is need to examine the most valuable way to provide feedback to benefit student learning. In this session, research on student perceptions of feedback will be presented. Research findings will provide faculty and administrators with greater understanding of the most valuable ways to provide discussion forum feedback that is most beneficial to student learning in the online classroom.


Educational Technologist - Center for Teaching Exc - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Stories from the Herald & Guardian: Utilizing Simulations, Role-Playing, Storytelling, and Games in Teaching
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Stay a while, and listen to our tale across multiple gameful projects as we share where our stories intersect and what we’ve learned from our journey. From simulations in undergraduate courses to role-playing in professional development, we wish to inform and inspire others looking for the call to adventure.


  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
Evening Event
Storytelling with Dice & Dungeons
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Laura Widenor (Kansas State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for an evening of improvised, collaborative storytelling! We'll use the Dungeon World roleplaying game as a guide to drive our storytelling. What will you do as wizard in a strange land? Who will you save as a devoted cleric? What will you prize as a roguish thief? Come for adventure, stay for our awesome community! No prior experience required!


  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
Evening Event
Happy Hour: Treats & Trivia
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 6:45 PM to 7:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Laura Widenor (Kansas State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a relaxing night of treats and trivia! Bring your own drinks, cookies, and any other delectables. Be ready to share recipes and join in the fun and laughter of an evening of trivia among new friends. This is a family friendly event. The more the merrier!


  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
Evening Event
Happy Hour: Letters of Appreciation
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenter: Laura Widenor (Kansas State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Need a break and wish to spread some joy? Join us for an evening of writing letters of thanks and encouragement! Use this time to show appreciation for OLC Volunteers, colleagues, students, or anyone else who needs a joyful letter. This is a family friendly event. The more the merrier!


Associate Director Public Relations - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Community College/TAACCCT
  • HBCU
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
COVID-19 RESPONSE: FREE TOOLS FOR SUCCESSFUL TEACHING AND LEARNING FROM MERLOT AND SKILLSCOMMONS
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rick Lumadue (California State University - Long Beach)
Co-presenter: Maria Fieth (SkillsCommons and MERLOT)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Looking for FREE teaching materials and exemplary online teaching practices using Open Educational Resources? Join us for a guided tour in exploring free resources to help teachers and their students prepare for successful online and hybrid learning. Walk away with FREE teaching tools you can put right to work!

 


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Conversation, Not Presentation
Evolution in Design: Innovation and Expansion of Design Teams
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Shubha Kashyap (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Co-presenter: Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As the pandemic accelerated changes to education, the scope of responsibilities for Design teams are expanding to support more faculty, adjust education delivery, and reach learners in new ways. We will ideate around innovation to meet these evolving needs.


Instructional Technologist - Bio & Photo
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Fill Your Cup: Setting Expectations for the Speed Networking Lounge
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clea Mahoney (NYU)
Co-presenter: Lara Tompkins (College of DuPage)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

The OLC Speed Networking Lounge is all about casual conversation and connecting with colleagues. What might that look like for OLC Innovate 2021? Join this kick-off session to help session co-chairs, Clea and Lara, shape upcoming Speed Networking sessions to meet your needs and interests.


  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Choose Your Own Speed Networking Adventure: Breakout Bonanza
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clea Mahoney (NYU)
Co-presenter: Lara Tompkins (College of DuPag