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 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)
Co-presenter: Madison Hanson (University of St Augustine for Health Sciences)
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. 
 


Virtual pre-conference workshops (Friday, March 12) can be added to your conference registration at a price of $125 for one or $220 for a two workshop combo deal.

 
Friday March 12, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Pre-conference Workshop
Affordable Learning Solutions for HBCUs: Sharing Practices, Tools, and Resources - Part 1
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (HBCUs - Tennessee State University)
Co-presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons) (Moderator)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

The 5th Annual Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) for HBCUs workshop will feature HBCU faculty, staff, and administrators sharing their practices for supporting faculty changing to no-cost and low-cost digital course materials, including OER, and saving students thousands of dollars. The workshop will include demonstrations and practice using MERLOT and SkillsCommons to support adopting no-cost course materials as well guidelines for planning your own AL$ program for your own campus.

Outline of Activities

Morning Session:

  • What is Affordable Learning Solutions and what difference can it make at your campus?
  • Institutional showcases of AL$ programs
  • Lessons learned and recommended requirements
  • Participants discussing and identifying opportunities for developing their AL$ plans

This pre-conference workshop is free for registered conference attendees interested in Affordable Learning Solutions for HBCUs. Access will be granted through the conference platform on Friday, March 12, 2021 fifteen minutes prior to the session start time. 


Friday March 12, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Pre-conference Workshop
AnnotatED: Making Reading Active, Visible and Social With Collaborative Annotation
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Nate Angell (Hypothesis), Jeremiah Kalir (University of Colorado Denver), Rebecca Cottrell (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Ann Obermann (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Adjoa Robinson (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Lee Scriggins (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Meredith Jeffers (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

In collaboration with the Online Learning Consortium, MERLOT and AnnotatED, the community for annotation in education, Hypothesis is convening a free workshop on collaborative annotation at OLC Innovate 2021. Register now to join us 10am–12pm CT Friday 12 March 2021.

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

Then we'll shift to a hands-on activity to explore, discuss, and augment readings selected by our special guest educators, focused on topics related to their OLC Innovate presentation on connecting with students through intentional instructor presence. We'll practice reading together to see firsthand how social annotation can build understanding, connections, and community with Rebecca Cottrell, Ann Obermann, Adjoa Robinson, and Lee Scriggins from the Department of Social Work, and Meredith Jeffers from the Department of Modern Languages at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Our conversation will be anchored in text — literally — and spread out to engage other texts, ideas, and people beyond the workshop itself.

The second half of the workshop will combine with a special edition of Liquid Margins, the show where we gather to talk about collaborative annotation, social learning, and other ways we make knowledge together. You'll join episode 20, "Making Sense of Science With Social Annotation," to meet up with educators using social annotation to help students read, interpret, and comment on scientific texts — and share their “findings” with each other. Hypothesis scholar in residence Remi Kalir will moderate a conversation with Erin McKenney, Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology, and Carlos Goller, Associate Teaching Professor, both from North Carolina State University; and Melissa McCartney, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida International University and the Director of Research at Science in the Classroom, an AAAS program that helps students learn to read real-world scientific literature. 

Read more about the AnnotatED Workshop in the Hypothes.is blog.

To participate in this free workshop, please register online.

Note: You do not need to be a registered attendee of OLC Innovate 2021 to participate in this workshop. Hypothesis will send registrants Zoom connection information prior to the workshop.  Registered OLC Innovate attendees will, however, also be able to access the workshop through the OLC Innovate 2021 virtual conference venue.

 


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-presenters: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
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!

 


Virtual pre-conference workshops (Friday, March 12) can be added to your conference registration at a price of $125 for one or $220 for a two workshop combo deal.

 
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. 
 


Virtual pre-conference workshops (Friday, March 12) can be added to your conference registration at a price of $125 for one or $220 for a two workshop combo deal.

 
Friday March 12, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Pre-conference Workshop
Affordable Learning Solutions for HBCUs: Sharing Practices, Tools, and Resources - Part 2
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (HBCUs - Tennessee State University)
Co-presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons) (Moderator)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

The 5th Annual Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) for HBCUs workshop will feature HBCU faculty, staff, and administrators sharing their practices for supporting faculty changing to no-cost and low-cost digital course materials, including OER, and saving students thousands of dollars. The workshop will include demonstrations and practice using MERLOT and SkillsCommons to support adopting no-cost course materials as well guidelines for planning your own AL$ program for your own campus.

Outline of Activities

Afternoon Session:

  • More institutional showcases
  • Measuring the impact of your program:  Dollars saved
  • Building your institutional capacities for AL$
  • More lessons learned and recommended requirements
  • Participants draft their AL$ plans for their campus

This pre-conference workshop is free for registered conference attendees interested in Affordable Learning Solutions for HBCUs. Access will be granted through the conference platform on Friday, March 12, 2021 fifteen minutes prior to the session start time. 


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 1
  • 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 1
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-presenters: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium), Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College), Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville), Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee)
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 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 6
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Avoiding Overreach: How Online Proctoring With PSI Bridge Alleviates Remote Testing Anxiety For Students
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

PSI’s human-first approach to intelligent Online Proctoring assures students that their personal information is secure and their privacy respected during every phase of their testing experience.


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), J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Carl Moore (University of DC)
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 - 11:30 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)
Co-presenter: Julie Smart (Anderson 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-presenter: Elena Lisitsyna (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 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
An Authentic Laboratory Experience for Online Learners
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Caitlin Runne-Janczy (Science Interactive Group)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this demonstration, we will present how hands-on science laboratories can be translated to an online environment, and how our Cloud platform supports student and faculty engagement and success.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 8
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Keynote Address
Advancing Online Teaching: Creating Equity-Based Digital Learning Environments
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kevin Kelly (San Francisco State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Over the past year, most higher education courses were taught online, amplifying equity issues for a variety of learners. Kevin Kelly will share practical strategies for increasing learning equity in online course design and facilitation. Together we’ll reimagine a learning experience that supports success for students of all identities, cultures and backgrounds. 


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 (TCS Education System)
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
  • OLC Session
Summit
Research Summit: Part 1- What Does The Research Say?
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jessica L. Knott (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Eric Loeppe (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 This panel session will feature leading researchers sharing their insights and research around key trends in digital, blended, and online learning. 


Monday March 15, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
The Pandemic Hangover
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ryan Lufkin (Instructure)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Tired of change? Aren't we all. In this presentation we'll discuss the biggest challenges facing higher education in the next 3-5 years and what we collectively can do to prepare for success.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Learning Across Realities: How Virtual And Augmented Realities Empower Learning
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dan Roy (MIT Education Arcade)
Co-presenters: Iulian Radu (Harvard University Graduate School of Education), Paul Martin (HP Inc.), Jeff Chen (Hewlett-Packard (HP)) (Moderator)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can VR and AR support learning? We've played the games and scoured the literature. Join the authors of the "Learning Across Realities" report, Dan Roy (MIT) and Iulian Radu (Harvard), in a panel discussion with Paul Martin (HP). Leave with guidelines for creators and curators of XR learning experiences.


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 - 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Networking Coffee Talk
  • Streamed Session
Networking Coffee Talk
How Did You Navigate Covid-19 With Your Lab Science Course?
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Heather Stuart (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Let's discuss the different ways we navigated teaching lab science courses in the online modality over the past year.  Join other instructors, instructional designers, and administrators to share what worked well and not so well. What will you continue to do in the future?


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
  • OLC Session
Summit
Research Summit: Part 2 - What Are Our Research Questions? How Do We Find Our Answers?
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Eric Loeppe (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Have you ever wanted to design a research study, but didn’t know how to get started? This session will provide participants with the opportunity to brainstorm research questions they are interested in exploring and identify strategies they can leverage to find their answers! 


   


Monday March 15, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
Remixing And Revising OER To Customize Course Content For Your Students: ecoText+MERLOT=Easy Customization
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Joel Nkounkou (ecoText), Rachel Yee (ecoText)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Open Educational Resources need to be delivered within an engaging platform that enable faculty to remix and revise the educational content into blend coherently with the faculty’s goals, the students’ needs, and the institutional vision. The presentation will demonstrate how the ecoText platform and MERLOT’s OER can create customizable OER easily.


Monday March 15, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Improve Instructor Productivity and Student Outcomes with Brightspace by D2L!
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brad Ketelaars (D2L)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You’re busy and quickly become inundated by requests from students and administrators. So why not take advantage of the most powerful tool at your disposal – your LMS?

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


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 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Monday March 15, 2021 - 5:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Networking Coffee Talk
  • Streamed Session
Networking Coffee Talk
Learn How Instructors and Students Can Engage More in their Online Discussions
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 5:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marcus Popetz (Harmonize by 42 Lines)
Co-presenter: Jonathan Gallion (Harmonize by 42 Lines)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Trying to engage your students more in your online discussions? Pulling them into the discussion multiple times each week is key to ensuring they are present and active in their class. Hear from Marcus Popetz and Jonathan Gallion, PhD, during this coffee talk as they discuss how multiple due dates each week not only increases the opportunity to engage with more of their fellow students, but how it can extend learning opportunities.


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
  • OLC Session
Summit
Research Summit: Part 3 - How Do We Move Our Research Ideas Forward?
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 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 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You’ve reviewed the existing literature and landscape, you’ve designed your study, and you’re ready to get started with the research project. But - let’s pause for a moment. Before you dive in, let’s think about research and publication outcomes.

 


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 - 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Leveraging Partnerships To Transform Institutional Mindset And Culture For Effective Online Education
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kurt Jefferson (Spalding University)
Co-presenter: Mimi O'Malley (Spalding University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Institutional leaders are challenged with balancing the needs for quality in online learning and scaling programs. Strategic planning and change management are necessary to sustainably grow online programs. This presentation will review lessons learned by embracing OPX partners. The presenters will provide specific challenges and successes while transforming entrenched practices and culture regarding online education at the institution.


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: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons), Mary Niemiec (University of Nebraska | University of Nebraska Online), Jane Moore (MERLOT), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Madeline Shellgren (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 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Building Inclusive Online Learning Upon a Universal Design Framework
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheryl Burgstahler (University of Washington-Seattle Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
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. 


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: HBCU Approaches and Opportunities for Student Support
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kim Long (Organizational Concepts/Adult Learners Now) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Prudence Pollard (Oakwood University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student support, particularly in the current environment of COVID-19 and social unrest, encompasses a broad swath of challenges and considerations at HBCUs. In this session, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities for student support, ranging from students’ physical and financial ability to attend, equitable access to technology, their mental and physical health, and the provision of the rich cultural and experiential opportunities at an HBCU.


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 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Utilizing Pedagogical Technology To Facilitate Peer Feedback And Evaluation In Hybrid Classroom | A Case Study
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Vlad Ster (FeedbackFruits)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When facilitating group evaluation or peer feedback activities within online environments, teachers often have to juggle between maintaining effective feedback and avoiding several issues like free-riding or disengagement. This session tackles these challenges by discussing the implementation of our tools - Peer Review and Group Member Evaluation, and how they help enhance student engagement and collaborative learning.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Zoom Room 7
  • Networking Coffee Talk
  • Streamed Session
Networking Coffee Talk
Where Do Humans Fit into Advanced Proctoring Technology?
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Despite significant technological advancements, there will always be a need for human interaction when it comes to high-quality online proctoring. Jarrod Morgan, Chief Strategy Officer and Founder of ProctorU, will lead a discussion about how institutions can combine complex technology with the human element. Bring your questions and experience to this explorative topic.


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)
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 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Interview Results From Long-Term Online Instructors: Perspectives, Experiences, and Lessons Learned
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
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 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 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Summit
HBCU Summit: Part 2 - Funding Models for HBCUs During and Beyond the Pandemic
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kim Long (Organizational Concepts/Adult Learners Now) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Cheri Wilson (Oakwood University), Carl Pettis (Alabama State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

HBCUs make up approximately 3 percent of public and private higher education institutions in the United States, and graduate 17 percent of Black undergraduate students, particularly in STEM fields (ACE, 2019). However, they remain underfunded compared to primarily white institutions. Panelists and participants in this session will discuss three primary sources of funding: legislative funding, partnerships, and fundraising.

     


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Chemistry Labs - Navigating Through The Pandemic With Lab Kits
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matt Wise (University of Colorado Boulder)
Co-presenter: Leah Bishop (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join Dr. Matthew Wise, Director of Chemistry Instruction at The University of Colorado Boulder and Carolina Distance Learning as we discuss how the Boulder campus used Lab kits to navigate the recent pandemic.


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 - Looking At The Operations Landscape Across HBCU Institutions
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kim Long (Organizational Concepts/Adult Learners Now) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Leslie Pollard (Oakwood University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Providing academic, technical/access/device, and social support for students, as well as course design and delivery and technical/access/device support for faculty emerge as universal challenges. Participants in this session will discuss operations, including infrastructure, logistics and implementation, and student and faculty support as key areas impacted by the pandemic.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
New Frontiers Of Security: Unpacking IMS Global’s New Online Proctoring Certification
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ryan Leer (Examity)
Co-presenter: Shailu Tipparaju (Examity)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Concerns about privacy remain at the forefront of the national discourse. The IMS Global Learning Consortium released its LTI® Proctoring Services standard, a specification recognizing cutting-edge innovation in test security and integrity. How can it be implemented at your institution? This session provides an overview from a higher education perspective.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 12:15 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Zoom Room 6
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
The OLC Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning - Meet & Greet
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida), Brian Beatty (San Francisco State University), Carl Moore (University of DC), Elisabeth Stucklen (Online Learning Consortium), J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University), Peter van Leusen (Arizona State University), Shubha Kashyap (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor), Tina Parscal (Colorado Community Colleges Online)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Are you interested in strategies and proven methods for expanding your leadership capabilities? Are you looking for a cross-institutional peer network to broaden your perspective and help you solve local challenges?  Then this is the session for you!  

Join several faculty from The OLC Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) and get a sneak-peak into this unique leadership development program. IELOL Co-Directors and faculty will discuss the program structure and outcomes, and alumni will share success stories.   Designed to build healthy peer cohorts while developing projects to pitch to senior higher ed leaders, the program provides access to a prestigious cadre of faculty who bring a diverse wealth of knowledge about leadership in digital learning.  In its 13th year, this premiere OLC program has prepared over 380 leaders representing diverse institutions of higher education from across the globe to position themselves to take the next big step in their careers.  As higher education continues to evolve and change rapidly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our field needs more leaders who are prepared to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of us.

OLC will develop and host the 2021 program in partnership with Arizona State University, named the Most Innovative University by the US News and World Report for six years in a row. ASU’s approach to digital education, unique programs like Starbucks College Achievement Plan, Uber educational benefit, and adaptive education have significantly contributed to the ranking. 

 


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 - Culturally Responsive Curriculum Analysis
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-presenters: Ruanda McCullough Garth (Achieving the Dream), Susan Adams (Achieving the Dream)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An investment in building culturally responsive teaching environments requires structural changes to the curriculum. This session will introduce an adaptive version of NYU Steinhardt’s Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard as a tool for faculty to take a deep look into the content of the curriculum to critically analyze whose knowledge the texts’ privilege, and how different groups are being represented. The scorecard looks at a few dimensions of the curriculum including 1) Representation, 2) Social Justice and 3) Instructor’s Materials. Attendees will leave with an action plan that will include short and long-term changes that they can make to their curriculum that will validate their student’s cultural funds of knowledge and activate their culturally-bound prior knowledge. (edited)


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 4 & 5 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Workshop
Formative assessment with Kahoot!: Intercultural Sensitivity in the online classroom
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4 & 5 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Diana Ruggiero (University of Memphis)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

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


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Exposition Foundry Live
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Live
Bring Your Questions For The Digital Learning Pulse Survey Researchers
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeff Seaman (Bay View Analytics)
Co-presenters: Nicole Johnson (Canadian Distance Learning Association), Corinna Preuschoff (Cengage)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Discussion of the fourth installment of a quarterly survey series concerning the state of digital learning. With samples of over 600 institutions across the country, both faculty and administrators have responded with their perspectives on how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting today’s teaching and learning.


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: Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Cynthia Pascal (Northern Virginia Community College), Charlotte Lombardo (Northern Virginia Community College)
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. Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Online will highlight its virtual student union as an exemplar innovative practice. The NOVA Virtual Student Union (VSU) is a digital hub for students to connect with the college and each other without physically being on campus. When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit, Student Life college-wide rallied to migrate all Student Life resources into the online campus’ portal, scaling up consistent support to its 75,000 students. This success and opportunity to engage diverse students across the college community will now be extended beyond the pandemic. Throughout this engagement hub, students have access to participate in Student Life activities, join discussion forums and connect with many educational resources, all online.


Tuesday March 16, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
How To Protect Exam Integrity In A Global Pandemic
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Connor Koper (Proctorio)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Institutions around the world were faced with the challenge of preserving the value of online programs and the integrity of their online assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how Proctorio’s Learning Integrity Platform has provided institutions around the world with a reliable, scalable, and secure solution for remote integrity protection.


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: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Even in the world of online, digital, and blended learning, not every organization, institution, or unit has figured out how to translate what they know about effective teaching and learning into the context of large community-wide professional development or convenings (like a conference). In this panel-style session, we will discuss a salon based discussion model called OLC Ideate that the organization has created to bring educators together in active collaboration. 


    


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-presenters: Jennifer Townes (Southwest Tennessee Community College), TaChalla Ferris (Shoreline Community College), Brandi Neal (University of Southern Indiana)
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.  As a result of the pandemic, student enrollment in community colleges across the country has taken a dramatic dip, with a significant decrease in students of color.  There has never been a more critical time to focus on engagement as student engagement helps students persist and complete college programs.  This session will explore the continued need to remove cultural barriers that impede successful engagement, and we’ll see how one college does this by leveraging the library, and how another college engages faculty.  

 


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 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Women in Learning
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sharon Claffey Kallouby (Remote Learner)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Supporting awareness of gender equality and creating environments committed to a more diverse future is essential to the future of Higher Ed – join us to learn why. 


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: Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield), Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield), Jennifer Martin (University of Illinois Springfield), Leonard Bogle (University of Illinois at Springfield), Christina Magoulias (University of Illinois at 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
  • Equity and Inclusion
  • 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: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is central to the work we all do within online, blended, and digital learning. DEI is core to community building. In this panel-style session, we will discuss what we learned from OLC Ideate: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Digital Learning Environments, a discussion based convening that brought together over 1000 educators to craft a charter for more equitable digital learning environments. 


  


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Improving Student Outcomes Through a Community-Based Approach to Learning and Support
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katy Kappler (InScribe Inc.)
Co-presenter: Juliet Greenwood (Arizona State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

First-year math classes are often the gateway to an undergraduate degree. Success instills confidence, and opens the door to degrees in any field, including STEM. And yet, failure rates for first-year math at many institutions can be above 50%, having significant, long-term impacts on a student’s educational trajectory. In this session, Juliet Greenwood, Vice Dean for Educational Initiatives at Arizona State University will share her experience using digital communities to scale personalized support and dramatically increase successful completion rates among ASU Online’s first-year math students. She'll also share how ASU plans to extend the community-based approach across the institution.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live: Sponsor Chat with MindEdge Learning
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chris Edwards (MindEdge Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

From designing innovative technologies to helping to establish sustainable infrastructure for professional and skills development, our industry partners play an important role in the field of Online, Digital, and Blended Learning.


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
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 1: Learning Analytics As A Tool For Equity: Guiding Principles And Practices To Apply
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (Fairfield University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Kristen Fox (Tyton Partners) (Moderator), Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Jack Suess (University of Maryland Baltimore County), Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learning analytics has been heralded as a tool that can powerfully be used to support student success. Administrators and faculty recognize not only the latent value in student data to promote student academic performance, but also the opportunity it provides to assist institutions with implementing changes to close achievement gaps and eliminate race and income as predictors of student success. During this session, we will share the results of two national research initiatives, by APLU and EDUCAUSE and Tyton Partners, on the state of learning analytics, key barriers and challenges that we need to address as a field, and share institutional strategies for implementation.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Build Better Canvas Courses In Less Time
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kenneth Larsen (Cidi Labs)
Co-presenter: Mike Zackrison (Cidi Labs)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to learn how DesignPLUS from Cidi Labs has helped over 300 educational institutions design better Canvas courses in less time. We'll demonstrate the DesignPLUS tools and show how they make it possible to design more engaging and accessible Canvas courses -- all without requiring html or css skills!


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Build It Better: Tackling the User Experience in Higher Ed Technology
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Evan Travers (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The educational technology terrain is changing quickly. Planning for and focusing on the needs of students and instructors as a core driver of product design is critical to ensure that they are not lost. Evan Travers, Lead User Experience Architect at ProctorU, has over thirteen years of experience working with customer-facing development projects. He will talk briefly about the practice of User Experience Design, discuss some of the challenges of product design in the world of online learning, and showcase some of ProctorU’s past roadblocks and greatest successes.


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
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 2: Post-COVID Online Futures: Clues From CHLOE 6
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (Fairfield University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Richard Garrett (Eduventures Inc.) (Moderator), Eric Fredericksen (University of Rochester), Sasha Thackaberry (Louisiana State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Managing the COVID emergency is the mightiest distraction higher education leaders have ever faced. Short-term tactical needs are so novel and pressing that long-term strategic planning- always hard to focus on but vital for institutional health- seems impossibly abstract and low priority. Early data from the sixth CHLOE (Changing Landscape of Online Education) survey, an annual study from Quality Matters and Eduventures, delves into the messy realities online learning leaders face in 2021. In this panel, educational leaders will reflect on the design of the CHLOE 6 survey, seeking to both follow trends from prior surveys and illuminate pandemic-specific developments, and distill what early analysis of the results reveals about directions of travel for online learning in the 2020s.

 


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: Jessica Rogers (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenters: Kate Parker (LearningMate), Mark Hobson (Southern New Hampshire University), Joshua Heyman (Southern New Hampshire University), Justin Brigham (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 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
A Team Approach to the Institutional Adoption of Digital Learning
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Emily Stuckenbruck (Northcentral Technical College)
Co-presenters: Jon DeGroot (Northcentral Technical College), Connie Zimmerman (Cengage Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session is focused on a story of collaborative leadership innovation. Community college leaders work hard to support their students and provide access to affordable, quality programs. In the midst of a global pandemic, this work becomes even more challenging, forcing leaders to quickly problem-solve under high stakes circumstances. At Northcentral Technical College, leaders rose to the challenge.


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 Renninger (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
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 3: Innovation And Visionary Leadership
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (Fairfield University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Suzanne Dove (Bentley University), Dale Johnson (Arizona State University), Kate Miffitt (California State University Office of the Chancellor), Andrew Saltarelli (Stanford University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this last session of three sessions at OLC’s spring leadership network event, where we bring together digital leaders from academics, non-profits, and the private sector to discuss digital education strategy in times of great change. This session will focus on the evolving nature of student services in present times and the future, and is open to both established and emerging leaders attending the conference.

 

 


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
Connecting With Purpose: Proven Techniques For Strengthening Inclusivity
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Brett Christie (O'Donnell Learn), Carrie O Donnell (O’Donnell Learn LLC)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session will apply and illustrate how 5 principles for inclusive teaching and learning (adapted from Columbia University’s Teaching and Learning Center) using a Purposeful Learning Framework.   Using examples for adopting OER to applying UDL principles, the outcome of the session is to provide participants a better understanding of inclusivity and to become familiar with tools, technologies, and design strategies that can be immediately adopted to strengthen inclusivity in their own programs


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Flexibility With Online Proctoring: LockDown Browser And Respondus Monitor
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Arie Sowers (Respondus)
Co-presenter: Erin Thornbury (Respondus)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

See how LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor help over 1,500 colleges and universities deter cheating across a variety of online testing scenarios. You'll see how they work, hear keys to success, and discover new features and integrations that make this the most powerful and flexible proctoring solution available.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Networking Coffee Talk
  • Streamed Session
Networking Coffee Talk
The New Normal: How COVID-19 Has Driven Schools To Adopt Online Proctoring
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Take a break from the rich idea sharing in this virtual coffee talk with PSI experts. Grab a hot beverage and join us for an informal discussion and light networking as an interlude between sessions.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Exposition Foundry Live
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Live
Enabling Machine Learning Education In The Time Of Pandemic
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Barbra Sobhani (Red Rocks Community College)
Co-presenter: Jeff Chen (Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

For a cutting-edge course such as Machine Learning, where high performance computing infrastructure is key to learning, no access to on-campus labs is a challenge. Join Barbra Sobhani as she shares how the RRCC ML course continued to thrive during this pandemic with the help of HP solutions.


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
  • OLC Session
Summit
K-12 Summit - Part 1: Instructional Design For Blended Learning: Essential Skills for K-12 Settings
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Adam Davi (University of Arizona), Laura McAllister Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

K-12 educators across-the-board have turned to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. But not all content is created equal, and educators have been challenged to learn and scale online learning platforms when sifting through options to find high-quality material with little time for basic considerations of instructional design. 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. Considering that blended learning or some aspect of digital learning is likely to persist in K-12 education, we must revisit the design considerations most important for ease, adaptability, and assurance of student success in our K-12 classrooms. Blended learning calls for us to use a more systematic methodology (rooted in instructional theory) to design and develop content, experiences, and other solutions to support our students’ acquisition of new knowledge or skills. 

 


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 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Reimagining The Shift From Emergency Remote Teaching To High Quality Blended Learning
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Darrell Luzzo (Walden University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will present a framework for reimagining the transition from Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) to the conceptualization, development, and delivery of high-quality blended learning experiences


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 larger-scale online course review initiative to systematically review and refresh the instructional design and accessibility of online courses and programs.


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
  • OLC Session
Summit
K-12 Summit - Part 2: Quality Characteristics Of K-12 Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Even prior to COVID-19’s introduction of nearly every student and school to some degree of online teaching and learning, the world of online learning has exploded with roughly 6 million of the country’s 56 million K–12 students having taken at least one online or virtual class over the last 20 years. Most K–12 teachers start with a learning management system (LMS) to manage their online classroom space (for example, Canvas, Blackboard, Google Classroom, or Schoology) and have also integrated technology into their coursework. Even more of us have added remote synchronous instruction using a host of web-conferencing tools during the pandemic. This session will focus on taking our unique knowledge base of what has worked and what we need additional support and training to reimagine in the digital sphere when asking key questions about online quality in the new normal. It is certainly very possible for K-12 educators to capitalize on the distance learning revolution and extend what works in the post-Pandemic world. 

 


    


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)
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 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Workshop
5 Steps For Building A Sustainable Faculty Development Program
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday March 17, 2021 - 5:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Exposition Foundry Live
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Live
Protect Exam Integrity with Proctorio, A Leader In Remote Proctoring
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bianca Buliga (Proctorio)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Protecting integrity of assessments is crucial in remote learning environments. Proctorio has established itself as an industry leader in remote proctoring by maintaining the highest data security and privacy standards and providing a secure and scalable platform to thousands of institutions worldwide.


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
  • OLC Session
Summit
K-12 Summit - Part 3: Designing Learning Futures: Navigating Toward The Next Normal
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Ben Scragg (Arizona State University), Punya Mishra (Arizona State University), Sean Leahy (Arizona State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Given the rapid disruption and changes brought on by COVID-19, we know that there will be no returning “back to normal.” In this session, we want to explore ways in which educators and leaders can begin to design and give shape to a new normal, even through all the uncertainty of now. Using the mindsets and tools of design and strategic foresight, we will explore how we might reimagine our teaching and learning environments - particularly online and digital learning environments - by addressing and harnessing the plausible outcomes and impacts of our collective uncertainty. We will also explore and practice with emerging tools and strategies for leading change in a rapidly-changing world.


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 6
  • Networking Coffee Talk
  • Streamed Session
Networking Coffee Talk
Get To Know Wiley Education Services
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 8:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kathy MacGeorge (Wiley Education Services)
Co-presenter: Mark Wheeler (Wiley Education Services)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join our Coffee Talk to meet members of our business development team, chat about our range of online learning solutions, and learn about our free Market Assessment opportunity.


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
  • OLC Session
Summit
International Summit - Part 1: A Case Study For Re-imaging And Responding To Education Globally
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Heather Farmakis (Texas International Education Confortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this first session of three sessions at OLC’s International Summit, an online convening spanning time zones and continents bringing together thought leaders and practitioners around the concept of digital transformation. This session will present case studies from The Texas International Education Consortium and their work responding to the disruption of the pandemic by harnessing expertise and networks across Texas in online programming, to collaboratively build capacity at institutions in Ghana, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates. 


 


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
New VoiceThread Assignments Are Here!
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Barry (VoiceThread)
Co-presenter: George Haines (VoiceThread)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our new assignments feature, which has been in the works for several years, was released in full. Many courses and institutions have already adopted it, and we encourage you to check it out, too!


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Establishing an Online Tutoring Platform
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mike Hoffshire (St. Mary's College of California)
Co-presenter: Lance Smith (TutorMe)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Institutions across the United States are quickly shifting gears to offer the delivery of student support services in a virtual environment. This session will explore a real-world example of how an institution of higher education selected and established an online tutoring platform to enhance academic success.


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 - 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Zoom Room 7
  • Networking Coffee Talk
  • Streamed Session
Networking Coffee Talk
The Future of Learning & Upskilling
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Barry Sugarman (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Wendy Lin (Walden University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

 Join Walden University to discuss innovative pathways for learning and skills development designed to address skills gaps in the workforce.


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 (Education Design Lab)
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-presenters: Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University), Gina Lipor (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
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
  • OLC Session
Summit
International Summit - Part 2: Open Educational Pathways To Digital Transformation
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore), Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As the world looks to address ubiquitous challenges to access to education in both global and local contexts, open education continues to serve as a powerful pedagogy and practice for creating sustainable and impactful change. This session will focus on creating and implementing a culture of digital transformation in online, blended and flexible learning across the globe through critical open educational practices. The presenters will revisit the findings from the 2019 OLC Accelerate Online International Summit on Openness, sharing what was learned, where we’ve gone since, and what new opportunities emerge ahead.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Exploring the tools, strategies, and processes for making exceptional educational videos
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (TCS Education System)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
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. 


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Online Program Growth During The Pandemic Supported By Unbundled OPM Partnership Model
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Troy Hargrove (Saint Louis University - School for Professional Studies)
Co-presenter: Matthew Lachey (Collegis Education)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The pandemic has accelerated the need for innovative, online programs – and a new flexible model for online program enablement can provide a flexible, revenue-growth focused partnership that truly moves the needle on enrollment growth.


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 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
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)
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-presenter: Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College)
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
  • OLC Session
Summit
International Summit - Part 3: Designing For Global Collaborations And Change: Lessons And Takeaways From The Inaugural IELOL Global Cohort
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium), Rassie Louw (North-West University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, join OLC’s Madeline Shellgren and SARUA’s Rassie Louw as they detail what they learned from the inaugural Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) Global community, a group of educators from around the world who gathered over a four month period in 2020 to help answer challenges around digital learning leadership in international contexts, particularly strategy and operations for ensuring equitable and inclusive access to education.

 


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Advancing Quality Research in Online Learning: A Panel Discussion with Editors of the Online Learning Journal
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) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Peter Shea (University at Albany - State University of New York), Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield), Jennifer Richardson (Purdue University)
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 what makes high quality research, suitable for publication in OLJ or other peer-reviewed journals. We will also discuss how you can become involved in our efforts to continuously improve the quality of research on online learning.

 


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Delivering Effective Hybrid Classes
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Fred Dixon (Blindside Networks)
Co-presenter: Steven Muegge (Carleton University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How to deliver effective hybrid classes during Covid-19.


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Networking Coffee Talk
  • Streamed Session
Networking Coffee Talk
What Online Proctoring Approach Is Right For Your Program?
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ryan Leer (Examity)
Co-presenter: Bailey Smith (Examity)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

In order to make sure that you select the best proctoring solution for your needs, many factors need to be considered. Join us for a review of available modalities, and hear from universities who have used different modalities successfully.


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
  • OLC Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 1: The Four Corners Of An ID's Life
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University), Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University), Penny Ralston-Berg (Pennsylvania State University - World Campus), German Vargas Ramos (Otterbein University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Session 1 of the ID Summit will begin with a panel discussion on a range of topics that will address the key components of the instructional designer role: designing learning experiences, collaborating with faculty, leveraging educational technology, and integrating new approaches and theories into our work. Join us for this dynamic conversation with our expert panelists!

 


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 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
The Digital Class Syllabus: How Software Is Improving Distance Learning & Student Engagement
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gina Monaghan (Simple Syllabus)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Simple Syllabus is a centralized, template-driven platform that creates a collaborative environment between instructors, instructional designers, and other institutional staff for building online class syllabi—directly within the LMS. Join our session to learn how your peers are using the Simple Syllabus platform to easily create interactive and digital class syllabi for their students all while ensuring compliance with regulatory and accreditation standards.


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
  • OLC Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 2: Breakout Topic Discussions
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University), Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University), Penny Ralston-Berg (Pennsylvania State University - World Campus), German Vargas Ramos (Otterbein University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In Session 2 of the ID Summit you’ll choose one breakout topic to explore. You’ll have a chance to brainstorm ideas and share resources about your chosen topic/prompt.  There will be a collaborative notes document where you’ll work together to create recommendations for addressing challenges associated with the topic. We have created an engagement key which describes the level of interaction that will take place in these breakout sessions.   


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 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Drive Engagement With Richer Online Discussions With Harmonize
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michael Hakkarinen (Mount Saint Mary's University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learning happens when people engage with each other. Harmonize delivers new ways to engage and support students, transforming online discussions into spaces where every student can fully participate in a shared learning experience. With Harmonize, instructors have the tools they need to challenge students to think more deeply and support students with ongoing and consistent engagement—in a way that makes sense for your institution. Join our session to learn more about how Harmonize can transform your online discussions.


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 - 4:30 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
  • OLC Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 3: Bringing It All Together
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University), Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University), Penny Ralston-Berg (Pennsylvania State University - World Campus), German Vargas Ramos (Otterbein University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Don’t miss the third and final session of the Instructional Design Summit where raffle prizes will be awarded to participating attendees and breakout group facilitators will have the opportunity to provide report outs from the previous session.  Join us for a final reflection on the four corners of an ID’s life!


     


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Organizational Models For Leading And Administering Blended Or Online Programs
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Michael Torrence (Motlow State Community College), Mary Niemiec (University of Nebraska | University of Nebraska Online), Pam Holt (Milwaukee Area Technical College)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As leaders are re-examining their programming post-inoculation, including incorporate new course modes and programming modes, including expanding blended and online programs, they are seeking answers to key strategic questions.  Leaders are determining how they can build capacity and better support processes and procedures to ensure quality programming.  This capacity building and quality depend greatly on the organizational structure (units, reporting lines, staffing, cross-functional teams) and activities (e.g., faculty development, instructional design support, learning technology administration) that take place on campuses.  This session reviews the research on organizational models to support quality blended and online learning and brings in leaders in our field to discuss their own experiences in creating a capacity to support quality.


  

 


Thursday March 18, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Paradigm Shift: Reconsidering Best Practices for Online Discussion
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brian Verdine (Yellowdig)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online discussions form the basis for student interactions in many courses but they are labor-intensive and quite frankly underwhelming. This session questions many aspects of the dominant paradigm and will dive deep into data suggesting other best practices to consider.


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 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
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 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 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 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • OLC Session
Summit
Blended Learning Summit - Part 1: Blended Learning Is Our Future, Now More Than Ever
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Co-presenter: Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The strategic combination of f2f and online experiences in individual courses is likely to rise in prominence as the pandemic wanes. As a desirable middle-ground between the pandemic ubiquity of online tool use and the desire for safe, value-add f2f experiences, blended has the opportunity to fulfil the promise of being the “best of both worlds.” Drawing from decades of experience with effective institutional blended experience and influenced by emerging trends in faculty and student expectations, this session will offer clarifying perspectives on effective blended course design and institutional implementation post-pandemic.

 


Friday March 19, 2021 - 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
The TikTok Professor: How to Use TikTok to Build Community and Connect with Students
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Brenner (Colorado State University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

A university professor with over 50,000 followers on TikTok will provide a crash course on how to use TikTok to connect with students and build community. The first part of the workshop will cover basic information on the benefits of TikTok, how the app itself works, and how participants can use TikTok to create meaningful asynchronous engagement with students. The second half is experiential and will guide participants through brainstorming and designing their own TikToks.


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 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 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • OLC Session
Summit
Blended Learning Summit - Part 2: Planning For A Blended Future
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Co-presenter: Anthony Picciano (CUNY - Hunter College and Graduate Center) (Moderator)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 6
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!

 


Friday March 19, 2021 - 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 5
Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • MERLOT
Workshop
Extreme Makeover - OER Edition: Using SoftChalk And SkillsCommons To Redesign OER To Optimize Learning
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Sue Evans (SoftChalk), Rick Lumadue (California State University - Long Beach)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Equipped with SkillsCommons' vast repository of open educational resources (OER) and SoftChalk's innovative lesson design tools, you can renovate your course materials to align with the unique educational goals of your institution and students. Though we teach common courses across institutions, each institution and each classroom educates a unique combination of students, programs, and pedagogies. This interactive presentation will demonstrate how OER from a program like SkillsCommons and a course authoring tool like SoftChalk enable faculty and staff to make over OER to redesign curriculums.

In this two hour workshop participants will review the importance of Affordable Learning Solutions initiatives and their relationship to OER, review the benefits of using a lesson authoring tool like SoftChalk, and focus on workforce development. Participants will have the opportunity to see SkillsCommons and SoftChalk in action in redesigning OER content for lesson design.

This workshop is designed for institutional administrators as well as instructores and educators of all levels. Gerry, Sue, and Rick look forward to working with you to renovate and remodel your course materials to meet your specific and unique needs.

 


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: Adam Fein (University of North Texas)
Co-presenters: 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 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • OLC Session
Summit
Blended Learning Summit - Part 3: Supporting Quality In A Blended Learning Program
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As we move past the pandemic, more institutions are looking at how to better use technology in the classroom and be prepared for future distasters. Learn how to implement a quality blended learning program in this session. OLC’s Blended Learning Scorecard will be shared along with best practices for an effective blended program.

 


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 - 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Networking Coffee Talk
  • Streamed Session
Networking Coffee Talk
Ideas to Support Students during COVID
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carol Moody (SmarterServices)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

During and eventually after the pandemic, providing services to students virtually is integral to an education institution’s success. Services such as advising, orientation, emergency aid, clubs and activities, academic/learning supports, and health and well-being programs must be transitioned online. Join SmarterServices as they explore and share best practices with how to support students.


Friday March 19, 2021 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Education Session
Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$): Scaling OER adoption within HBCUs
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (HBCUs - Tennessee State University)
Co-presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Reducing the cost of higher education by providing free to low cost course materials has proven to be an important institutional strategy. The session will review strategies to improve the institutional readiness for AL$, customized technologies to implement AL$, and the research agenda to evaluate the impact of AL$.


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)
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 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Academic Advising For Online Students During Times Of Uncertainty
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Julie Delich (Wiley Education Services)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation, we outline data-driven tools that can be utilized to anticipate student challenges and deploy hands-on support to foster student success in times of crisis.


Friday March 19, 2021 - 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Networking Coffee Talk
  • Streamed Session
Networking Coffee Talk
Conventional Wisdom About Leading Change In Education: What Still Holds True And What’s Old News?
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Holly Whitaker (D2L)
Co-presenter: Ben Campbell (D2L Corporation)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

We all challenge conventional wisdom about education to shift pedagogy at our institutions. It’s time to challenge our conventional wisdom about leading change. Join us as we try to make sense of all the change in the past year – what conventional wisdom still holds true, and what’s old news?


Friday March 19, 2021 - 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 8
  • Streamed Session
Plenary Address
Centering Inclusion, Trust And Care: A Connected Plenary And Closing Event
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium), Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons), Nicole Weber (Online Learning Consortium), Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.), Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College), Jill Buban (Fairfield University), Kim Long (Organizational Concepts/Adult Learners Now), Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium), Kevin Kelly (San Francisco State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Moving beyond the mere transactional sit-and-get conference experience, OLC Innovate brings together educators from across the globe to engage in critical change work in supporting the modern learner, anywhere and anytime. Part fireside chat, part active design sprint, this highly-engaging plenary will weave together the threads of the salient themes and discussions covered across the various tracks, sessions and engagement opportunities. Using a curated set of notes collected by numerous conference attendees, session participants will first hear reflections on how the discussions and themes from the conference presentation connect to our collective role in reimagining educational innovation. Then, we will hear reflections from the leaders of the OLC Innovate 2021 summits, each aligned to different tracks of the conference. We’ll close with a call to action in support of our future discussions, collaborations, and advocacy.

Join us for a transformative session that will not only weave together the threads of OLC Innovate 2021 as a closing activity, but will provide you with a road map and continued momentum for the shared path ahead of ensuring access and impact of our online, blended and digital teaching and learning practices.

 


Friday March 19, 2021 - 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 7
  • Other
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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)
Co-presenters: Chris Stubbs (Pennsylvania State University), Katrina Wehr (Penn State University)
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
  • 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
  • Research
Discovery Session
Best Practice and Course Reconceptualization in Online Undergraduate Quantitative Reasoning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jacquelyn Kelly (University of Phoenix)
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
  • MERLOT Award Winner
Discovery Session
Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Joel Breakstone (Stanford University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

The internet is full of information, a lot of it notably wrong. Crash Course Navigating Digital Information is a 10-episode YouTube series designed to teach the hands-on skills needed to evaluate online information. It was developed in collaboration with the Stanford History Education Group, The Poynter Institute, and MediaWise.


  • 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
  • MERLOT Award Winner
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
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
  • 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.


  • 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
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
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
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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 )
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)
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
  • MERLOT Award Winner
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-presenters: Ryan Straight (University of Arizona), Romi Wittman (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
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  • 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)
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 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.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
A Comprehensive Learning Solution In One Platform
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sue Germer (PlayPosit)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Enjoy a hands-on learning experience of PlayPosit's platform while learning about the powerful instructional design tool’s full suite of applications and some of the most popular partner use cases over the years.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
CARES Act Funding 2nd Round - How To Take Advantage
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karyn Burrow (TutorMe)
Co-presenter: Kristopher Griffith (TutorMe)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

The second round of CARES Act Funding provided $21.2 billion in additional assistance for higher education institutions. How can you best position your school or program to take advantage of these funds and what stipulations are most important to consider when applying.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Concerns, Costs, Convenience, And Choices Related To Remote Proctoring
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins (SmarterServices)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

During the COVID crisis many online courses are using virtual proctoring. Students are pushing back due to Concerns, Costs, Convenience, and Choices. This session will explore the current status of online proctoring including solutions schools are using to alleviate the student’s concerns.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Designing Courses For HyFlex Delivery
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David Lungren (Collegis Education)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Identifying opportunities of hybrid learning for creating engaging and effective learning environments.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Enhancing Student Engagement In Online Courses With Pedagogical Technology
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ewoud de Kok (FeedbackFruits)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Student motivation and engagement are the key to a strong learning community. With the sudden transition to online classrooms during COVID-19, it becomes much harder to keep students connected. This session presents FeedbackFruits pedagogical tools that help educators create engaging courses and its new AI solution to save instructors time.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Game Based Learning: Level Up For Neurodivergent Learners
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sambhavi Chandrashekar (D2L)
Co-presenter: Adrian Petterson (University of Toronto)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Neurodivergent students face barriers with standardized learning but thrive in a multimodal learning environment that lets them focus. Game Based Learning (GBL) uses games to convey instructional material engagingly. In this talk we will discuss methods for using GBL to ‘level up’ the learning experience for neurodiverse learners.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
How Do We Build A More Inclusive Learning Environment?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Geoff Horsfall (Remote Learner (A Learning Pool Company))
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This Exposition Foundry session aims to honor the goals of OLC Innovate with a space for discussing how we can all create more inclusive learning environments while sharing how Remote Learner is attempting to answer that question for ourselves.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
How ProctorU Improves User Experience by Listening
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Hailey Swindal (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

User experience is of utmost importance to competitive online software providers. ProctorU employs several channels to gather feedback from test-takers and administrators. Hailey is a Product Marketing Manager at ProctorU and has been with the company for nine years. In this session, she will explain the process used by ProctorU in order to make user feedback a reality while viewing a real-time product update.
 


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Innovating Education in a Covid World
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheri Charboneau (Walden University)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

For more than 50 years, Walden University has been using educational innovation to empower the greater good. Explore our impact as a leader in distance and online learning, and discover Walden’s Acts for Good, an initiative that helped us make an impact on communities across the country.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Making Meaning Of Data In Online Learning Environments
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Joanna Ray (Instructure)
Co-presenter: Amineh Olad (Instructure)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Technology-enriched learning provides a level of insights never before seen, and the ability to support students in ways we've only started to explore. How do we leverage the full potential of data to improve teaching and learning while upholding our commitment to student privacy and security, and ensuring positive impact on a student’s desired outcomes?


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Online Proctoring & Student Authentication: Ensuring Integrity Throughout the Entire Student Lifecycle
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Are you evaluating solutions that can track and ensure integrity, accreditation compliance, and federal guidelines in your online programs from day one of the student life cycle?


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Power Your Students' Possibilities — Remotely — With ZCentral
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick McConnon (HP Inc.)
Co-presenter: Clifton Robin (HP Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Compute intensive workflows and the need for collaboration isn’t reserved for after school, it is within our education today. ZCentral has the remoting solution that you and your students need. You don’t have to take our word on it, dial into this session to not only hear about how ZCentral enabled other schools to continue remotely when COVID-19 hit, but also see for yourself what this technology can do.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Protecting Exam Integrity And Privacy In Remote Learning Environments
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Connor Koper (Proctorio)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Maintaining test-taker privacy is at the core of Proctorio’s Learning Integrity Platform, not an afterthought. How does Proctorio set itself apart from other remote proctoring solutions when it comes to protecting test-taker privacy and data security?


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Reimagining The Mainstream Learning Model
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David Migliorese (Wiley Education Services)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

This presentation outlines effective practices for delivering equitable quality education regardless of modality and explores how we might reimagine our learning delivery methods to better duit today's and tomorrow's higher education ecosystem.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
The Best Of Both Worlds: Combining Digital And Hands-On Science Labs In Online Courses
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachael Barksdale (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Join Rachael Barksdale, Carolina's Distance Learning Digital Specialist, for a demo of their Forensics Fingerprinting virtual lab and a discussion of combining digital and hands-on science labs in online science courses.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
The Future of Virtual Classrooms with BigBlueButton
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Fred Dixon (Blindside Networks)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

BigBlueButton focuses on one goal: providing teachers and students the most learner-centric virtual classroom in the world. This presentation showcases some of the amazing adoption of BigBlueButton in 2020, how it enabled schools world-wide to quickly move online, and the upcoming features planned in 2021 for teachers.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
The Innovative Way Kentucky State University is Creating Community Among HBCU Students
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katy Kappler (InScribe Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

What happens when all social events are canceled and everyone is forced to learn remotely? The result is a learning experience that can feel overwhelming and isolating. Learn how Fort Hays University is using technology to build authentic relationships and engage students and build authentic relationships. We’ll be addressing your questions live in the VoiceThread!


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Associate Director - Bio & Photo
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College
Summit
Community College Summit: Part 1 - Culturally Responsive Curriculum Analysis
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-presenters: Ruanda McCullough Garth (Achieving the Dream), Susan Adams (Achieving the Dream)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An investment in building culturally responsive teaching environments requires structural changes to the curriculum. This session will introduce an adaptive version of NYU Steinhardt’s Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard as a tool for faculty to take a deep look into the content of the curriculum to critically analyze whose knowledge the texts’ privilege, and how different groups are being represented. The scorecard looks at a few dimensions of the curriculum including 1) Representation, 2) Social Justice and 3) Instructor’s Materials. Attendees will leave with an action plan that will include short and long-term changes that they can make to their curriculum that will validate their student’s cultural funds of knowledge and activate their culturally-bound prior knowledge. (edited)


Chief Academic Officer - Bio & Photo
  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Concerns, Costs, Convenience, And Choices Related To Remote Proctoring
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins (SmarterServices)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

During the COVID crisis many online courses are using virtual proctoring. Students are pushing back due to Concerns, Costs, Convenience, and Choices. This session will explore the current status of online proctoring including solutions schools are using to alleviate the student’s concerns.


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: Adam Fein (University of North Texas)
Co-presenters: 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.


Sr. Director of Design and Development - Bio & Photo
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
The OLC Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning - Meet & Greet
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida), Brian Beatty (San Francisco State University), Carl Moore (University of DC), Elisabeth Stucklen (Online Learning Consortium), J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University), Peter van Leusen (Arizona State University), Shubha Kashyap (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor), Tina Parscal (Colorado Community Colleges Online)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Are you interested in strategies and proven methods for expanding your leadership capabilities? Are you looking for a cross-institutional peer network to broaden your perspective and help you solve local challenges?  Then this is the session for you!  

Join several faculty from The OLC Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) and get a sneak-peak into this unique leadership development program. IELOL Co-Directors and faculty will discuss the program structure and outcomes, and alumni will share success stories.   Designed to build healthy peer cohorts while developing projects to pitch to senior higher ed leaders, the program provides access to a prestigious cadre of faculty who bring a diverse wealth of knowledge about leadership in digital learning.  In its 13th year, this premiere OLC program has prepared over 380 leaders representing diverse institutions of higher education from across the globe to position themselves to take the next big step in their careers.  As higher education continues to evolve and change rapidly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our field needs more leaders who are prepared to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of us.

OLC will develop and host the 2021 program in partnership with Arizona State University, named the Most Innovative University by the US News and World Report for six years in a row. ASU’s approach to digital education, unique programs like Starbucks College Achievement Plan, Uber educational benefit, and adaptive education have significantly contributed to the ranking. 

 


Director of Marketing - Bio & Photo
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Pre-conference Workshop
AnnotatED: Making Reading Active, Visible and Social With Collaborative Annotation
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Nate Angell (Hypothesis), Jeremiah Kalir (University of Colorado Denver), Rebecca Cottrell (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Ann Obermann (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Adjoa Robinson (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Lee Scriggins (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Meredith Jeffers (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

In collaboration with the Online Learning Consortium, MERLOT and AnnotatED, the community for annotation in education, Hypothesis is convening a free workshop on collaborative annotation at OLC Innovate 2021. Register now to join us 10am–12pm CT Friday 12 March 2021.

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

Then we'll shift to a hands-on activity to explore, discuss, and augment readings selected by our special guest educators, focused on topics related to their OLC Innovate presentation on connecting with students through intentional instructor presence. We'll practice reading together to see firsthand how social annotation can build understanding, connections, and community with Rebecca Cottrell, Ann Obermann, Adjoa Robinson, and Lee Scriggins from the Department of Social Work, and Meredith Jeffers from the Department of Modern Languages at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Our conversation will be anchored in text — literally — and spread out to engage other texts, ideas, and people beyond the workshop itself.

The second half of the workshop will combine with a special edition of Liquid Margins, the show where we gather to talk about collaborative annotation, social learning, and other ways we make knowledge together. You'll join episode 20, "Making Sense of Science With Social Annotation," to meet up with educators using social annotation to help students read, interpret, and comment on scientific texts — and share their “findings” with each other. Hypothesis scholar in residence Remi Kalir will moderate a conversation with Erin McKenney, Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology, and Carlos Goller, Associate Teaching Professor, both from North Carolina State University; and Melissa McCartney, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida International University and the Director of Research at Science in the Classroom, an AAAS program that helps students learn to read real-world scientific literature. 

Read more about the AnnotatED Workshop in the Hypothes.is blog.

To participate in this free workshop, please register online.

Note: You do not need to be a registered attendee of OLC Innovate 2021 to participate in this workshop. Hypothesis will send registrants Zoom connection information prior to the workshop.  Registered OLC Innovate attendees will, however, also be able to access the workshop through the OLC Innovate 2021 virtual conference venue.

 


  • Streamed Session
  • International
  • OLC Session
Summit
International Summit - Part 2: Open Educational Pathways To Digital Transformation
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore), Nate Angell (Hypothesis)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As the world looks to address ubiquitous challenges to access to education in both global and local contexts, open education continues to serve as a powerful pedagogy and practice for creating sustainable and impactful change. This session will focus on creating and implementing a culture of digital transformation in online, blended and flexible learning across the globe through critical open educational practices. The presenters will revisit the findings from the 2019 OLC Accelerate Online International Summit on Openness, sharing what was learned, where we’ve gone since, and what new opportunities emerge ahead.


Associate Education Designer, Micro-credentialing - Bio & Photo
  • 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 (Education Design Lab)
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


Instructional Designer - Bio & Photo
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 1: The Four Corners Of An ID's Life
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University), Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University), Penny Ralston-Berg (Pennsylvania State University - World Campus), German Vargas Ramos (Otterbein University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Session 1 of the ID Summit will begin with a panel discussion on a range of topics that will address the key components of the instructional designer role: designing learning experiences, collaborating with faculty, leveraging educational technology, and integrating new approaches and theories into our work. Join us for this dynamic conversation with our expert panelists!

 


  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 2: Breakout Topic Discussions
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University), Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University), Penny Ralston-Berg (Pennsylvania State University - World Campus), German Vargas Ramos (Otterbein University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In Session 2 of the ID Summit you’ll choose one breakout topic to explore. You’ll have a chance to brainstorm ideas and share resources about your chosen topic/prompt.  There will be a collaborative notes document where you’ll work together to create recommendations for addressing challenges associated with the topic. We have created an engagement key which describes the level of interaction that will take place in these breakout sessions.   


  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 3: Bringing It All Together
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University), Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University), Penny Ralston-Berg (Pennsylvania State University - World Campus), German Vargas Ramos (Otterbein University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Don’t miss the third and final session of the Instructional Design Summit where raffle prizes will be awarded to participating attendees and breakout group facilitators will have the opportunity to provide report outs from the previous session.  Join us for a final reflection on the four corners of an ID’s life!


     


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.


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. 

 
Distance Learning Digital Specialist - Bio & Photo
  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
The Best Of Both Worlds: Combining Digital And Hands-On Science Labs In Online Courses
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachael Barksdale (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Join Rachael Barksdale, Carolina's Distance Learning Digital Specialist, for a demo of their Forensics Fingerprinting virtual lab and a discussion of combining digital and hands-on science labs in online science courses.


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)
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.


VP of Enterprise Sales - Bio & Photo
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
New VoiceThread Assignments Are Here!
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Barry (VoiceThread)
Co-presenter: George Haines (VoiceThread)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our new assignments feature, which has been in the works for several years, was released in full. Many courses and institutions have already adopted it, and we encourage you to check it out, too!


Teaching, Learning, and Technology Consultant - Bio & Photo
  • 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-presenters: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium), Tina Rettler-Pagel (Madison College), Angela Gibson (Texas A & M University - Kingsville), Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee)
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.


  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Workshop
5 Steps For Building A Sustainable Faculty Development Program
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6 & 7 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

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


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.


AVP Academic Affairs Operations - Bio & Photo
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Other
The OLC Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning - Meet & Greet
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida), Brian Beatty (San Francisco State University), Carl Moore (University of DC), Elisabeth Stucklen (Online Learning Consortium), J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University), Peter van Leusen (Arizona State University), Shubha Kashyap (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor), Tina Parscal (Colorado Community Colleges Online)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Are you interested in strategies and proven methods for expanding your leadership capabilities? Are you looking for a cross-institutional peer network to broaden your perspective and help you solve local challenges?  Then this is the session for you!  

Join several faculty from The OLC Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) and get a sneak-peak into this unique leadership development program. IELOL Co-Directors and faculty will discuss the program structure and outcomes, and alumni will share success stories.   Designed to build healthy peer cohorts while developing projects to pitch to senior higher ed leaders, the program provides access to a prestigious cadre of faculty who bring a diverse wealth of knowledge about leadership in digital learning.  In its 13th year, this premiere OLC program has prepared over 380 leaders representing diverse institutions of higher education from across the globe to position themselves to take the next big step in their careers.  As higher education continues to evolve and change rapidly in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, our field needs more leaders who are prepared to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of us.

OLC will develop and host the 2021 program in partnership with Arizona State University, named the Most Innovative University by the US News and World Report for six years in a row. ASU’s approach to digital education, unique programs like Starbucks College Achievement Plan, Uber educational benefit, and adaptive education have significantly contributed to the ranking. 

 


  • 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-presenter: Elena Lisitsyna (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)
Co-presenter: Julie Smart (Anderson 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.


Business Development Manager - Bio & Photo
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Chemistry Labs - Navigating Through The Pandemic With Lab Kits
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matt Wise (University of Colorado Boulder)
Co-presenter: Leah Bishop (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join Dr. Matthew Wise, Director of Chemistry Instruction at The University of Colorado Boulder and Carolina Distance Learning as we discuss how the Boulder campus used Lab kits to navigate the recent pandemic.


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: Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield), Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield), Jennifer Martin (University of Illinois Springfield), Leonard Bogle (University of Illinois at Springfield), Christina Magoulias (University of Illinois at 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.


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: Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield), Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield), Jennifer Martin (University of Illinois Springfield), Leonard Bogle (University of Illinois at Springfield), Christina Magoulias (University of Illinois at 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), J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Carl Moore (University of DC)
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-presenter: Erin Gratz (Orange Coast College)
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.


Department Head - Nursing - Bio & Photo
  • Streamed Session
  • Community College
Summit
Community College Summit: Part 1 - Culturally Responsive Curriculum Analysis
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-presenters: Ruanda McCullough Garth (Achieving the Dream), Susan Adams (Achieving the Dream)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An investment in building culturally responsive teaching environments requires structural changes to the curriculum. This session will introduce an adaptive version of NYU Steinhardt’s Culturally Responsive Curriculum Scorecard as a tool for faculty to take a deep look into the content of the curriculum to critically analyze whose knowledge the texts’ privilege, and how different groups are being represented. The scorecard looks at a few dimensions of the curriculum including 1) Representation, 2) Social Justice and 3) Instructor’s Materials. Attendees will leave with an action plan that will include short and long-term changes that they can make to their curriculum that will validate their student’s cultural funds of knowledge and activate their culturally-bound prior knowledge. (edited)


  • 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-presenters: Jennifer Townes (Southwest Tennessee Community College), TaChalla Ferris (Shoreline Community College), Brandi Neal (University of Southern Indiana)
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.  As a result of the pandemic, student enrollment in community colleges across the country has taken a dramatic dip, with a significant decrease in students of color.  There has never been a more critical time to focus on engagement as student engagement helps students persist and complete college programs.  This session will explore the continued need to remove cultural barriers that impede successful engagement, and we’ll see how one college does this by leveraging the library, and how another college engages faculty.  

 


  • Streamed Session
Plenary Address
Centering Inclusion, Trust And Care: A Connected Plenary And Closing Event
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium), Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons), Nicole Weber (Online Learning Consortium), Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.), Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College), Jill Buban (Fairfield University), Kim Long (Organizational Concepts/Adult Learners Now), Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium), Kevin Kelly (San Francisco State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Moving beyond the mere transactional sit-and-get conference experience, OLC Innovate brings together educators from across the globe to engage in critical change work in supporting the modern learner, anywhere and anytime. Part fireside chat, part active design sprint, this highly-engaging plenary will weave together the threads of the salient themes and discussions covered across the various tracks, sessions and engagement opportunities. Using a curated set of notes collected by numerous conference attendees, session participants will first hear reflections on how the discussions and themes from the conference presentation connect to our collective role in reimagining educational innovation. Then, we will hear reflections from the leaders of the OLC Innovate 2021 summits, each aligned to different tracks of the conference. We’ll close with a call to action in support of our future discussions, collaborations, and advocacy.

Join us for a transformative session that will not only weave together the threads of OLC Innovate 2021 as a closing activity, but will provide you with a road map and continued momentum for the shared path ahead of ensuring access and impact of our online, blended and digital teaching and learning practices.

 


Director, Stanford History Education Group - Bio & Photo
  • Discovery Session
  • Streamed Session
  • MERLOT Award Winner
Discovery Session
Crash Course: Navigating Digital Information
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Joel Breakstone (Stanford University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

The internet is full of information, a lot of it notably wrong. Crash Course Navigating Digital Information is a 10-episode YouTube series designed to teach the hands-on skills needed to evaluate online information. It was developed in collaboration with the Stanford History Education Group, The Poynter Institute, and MediaWise.


Assistant Professor of Psychology - Bio & Photo
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
The TikTok Professor: How to Use TikTok to Build Community and Connect with Students
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 10:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Brenner (Colorado State University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

A university professor with over 50,000 followers on TikTok will provide a crash course on how to use TikTok to connect with students and build community. The first part of the workshop will cover basic information on the benefits of TikTok, how the app itself works, and how participants can use TikTok to create meaningful asynchronous engagement with students. The second half is experiential and will guide participants through brainstorming and designing their own TikToks.


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: Jessica Rogers (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenters: Kate Parker (LearningMate), Mark Hobson (Southern New Hampshire University), Joshua Heyman (Southern New Hampshire University), Justin Brigham (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.


Vice President, Digital Strategy and Online Education - Bio & Photo
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 1: Learning Analytics As A Tool For Equity: Guiding Principles And Practices To Apply
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (Fairfield University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Kristen Fox (Tyton Partners) (Moderator), Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida), Jack Suess (University of Maryland Baltimore County), Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learning analytics has been heralded as a tool that can powerfully be used to support student success. Administrators and faculty recognize not only the latent value in student data to promote student academic performance, but also the opportunity it provides to assist institutions with implementing changes to close achievement gaps and eliminate race and income as predictors of student success. During this session, we will share the results of two national research initiatives, by APLU and EDUCAUSE and Tyton Partners, on the state of learning analytics, key barriers and challenges that we need to address as a field, and share institutional strategies for implementation.


  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 2: Post-COVID Online Futures: Clues From CHLOE 6
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (Fairfield University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Richard Garrett (Eduventures Inc.) (Moderator), Eric Fredericksen (University of Rochester), Sasha Thackaberry (Louisiana State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Managing the COVID emergency is the mightiest distraction higher education leaders have ever faced. Short-term tactical needs are so novel and pressing that long-term strategic planning- always hard to focus on but vital for institutional health- seems impossibly abstract and low priority. Early data from the sixth CHLOE (Changing Landscape of Online Education) survey, an annual study from Quality Matters and Eduventures, delves into the messy realities online learning leaders face in 2021. In this panel, educational leaders will reflect on the design of the CHLOE 6 survey, seeking to both follow trends from prior surveys and illuminate pandemic-specific developments, and distill what early analysis of the results reveals about directions of travel for online learning in the 2020s.

 


  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 3: Innovation And Visionary Leadership
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (Fairfield University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Suzanne Dove (Bentley University), Dale Johnson (Arizona State University), Kate Miffitt (California State University Office of the Chancellor), Andrew Saltarelli (Stanford University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this last session of three sessions at OLC’s spring leadership network event, where we bring together digital leaders from academics, non-profits, and the private sector to discuss digital education strategy in times of great change. This session will focus on the evolving nature of student services in present times and the future, and is open to both established and emerging leaders attending the conference.

 

 


  • Streamed Session
Plenary Address
Centering Inclusion, Trust And Care: A Connected Plenary And Closing Event
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium), Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons), Nicole Weber (Online Learning Consortium), Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.), Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College), Jill Buban (Fairfield University), Kim Long (Organizational Concepts/Adult Learners Now), Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium), Kevin Kelly (San Francisco State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Moving beyond the mere transactional sit-and-get conference experience, OLC Innovate brings together educators from across the globe to engage in critical change work in supporting the modern learner, anywhere and anytime. Part fireside chat, part active design sprint, this highly-engaging plenary will weave together the threads of the salient themes and discussions covered across the various tracks, sessions and engagement opportunities. Using a curated set of notes collected by numerous conference attendees, session participants will first hear reflections on how the discussions and themes from the conference presentation connect to our collective role in reimagining educational innovation. Then, we will hear reflections from the leaders of the OLC Innovate 2021 summits, each aligned to different tracks of the conference. We’ll close with a call to action in support of our future discussions, collaborations, and advocacy.

Join us for a transformative session that will not only weave together the threads of OLC Innovate 2021 as a closing activity, but will provide you with a road map and continued momentum for the shared path ahead of ensuring access and impact of our online, blended and digital teaching and learning practices.

 


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.


Marketing Communications Lead - Bio & Photo
  • Exposition Foundry Live
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Live
Protect Exam Integrity with Proctorio, A Leader In Remote Proctoring
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:15 PM to 5:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bianca Buliga (Proctorio)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Protecting integrity of assessments is crucial in remote learning environments. Proctorio has established itself as an industry leader in remote proctoring by maintaining the highest data security and privacy standards and providing a secure and scalable platform to thousands of institutions worldwide.


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: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheryl Burgstahler (University of Washington-Seattle Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
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.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
CARES Act Funding 2nd Round - How To Take Advantage
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karyn Burrow (TutorMe)
Co-presenter: Kristopher Griffith (TutorMe)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

The second round of CARES Act Funding provided $21.2 billion in additional assistance for higher education institutions. How can you best position your school or program to take advantage of these funds and what stipulations are most important to consider when applying.


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, Education Solutions Engineering - Bio & Photo
  • Networking Coffee Talk
  • Streamed Session
Networking Coffee Talk
Conventional Wisdom About Leading Change In Education: What Still Holds True And What’s Old News?
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Holly Whitaker (D2L)
Co-presenter: Ben Campbell (D2L Corporation)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

We all challenge conventional wisdom about education to shift pedagogy at our institutions. It’s time to challenge our conventional wisdom about leading change. Join us as we try to make sense of all the change in the past year – what conventional wisdom still holds true, and what’s old news?


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 2
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Cynthia Pascal (Northern Virginia Community College), Charlotte Lombardo (Northern Virginia Community College)
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. Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Online will highlight its virtual student union as an exemplar innovative practice. The NOVA Virtual Student Union (VSU) is a digital hub for students to connect with the college and each other without physically being on campus. When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit, Student Life college-wide rallied to migrate all Student Life resources into the online campus’ portal, scaling up consistent support to its 75,000 students. This success and opportunity to engage diverse students across the college community will now be extended beyond the pandemic. Throughout this engagement hub, students have access to participate in Student Life activities, join discussion forums and connect with many educational resources, all online.


  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
  • OLC Session
Summit
K-12 Summit - Part 1: Instructional Design For Blended Learning: Essential Skills for K-12 Settings
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Adam Davi (University of Arizona), Laura McAllister Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

K-12 educators across-the-board have turned to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. But not all content is created equal, and educators have been challenged to learn and scale online learning platforms when sifting through options to find high-quality material with little time for basic considerations of instructional design. 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. Considering that blended learning or some aspect of digital learning is likely to persist in K-12 education, we must revisit the design considerations most important for ease, adaptability, and assurance of student success in our K-12 classrooms. Blended learning calls for us to use a more systematic methodology (rooted in instructional theory) to design and develop content, experiences, and other solutions to support our students’ acquisition of new knowledge or skills. 

 


  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
  • OLC Session
Summit
K-12 Summit - Part 2: Quality Characteristics Of K-12 Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Even prior to COVID-19’s introduction of nearly every student and school to some degree of online teaching and learning, the world of online learning has exploded with roughly 6 million of the country’s 56 million K–12 students having taken at least one online or virtual class over the last 20 years. Most K–12 teachers start with a learning management system (LMS) to manage their online classroom space (for example, Canvas, Blackboard, Google Classroom, or Schoology) and have also integrated technology into their coursework. Even more of us have added remote synchronous instruction using a host of web-conferencing tools during the pandemic. This session will focus on taking our unique knowledge base of what has worked and what we need additional support and training to reimagine in the digital sphere when asking key questions about online quality in the new normal. It is certainly very possible for K-12 educators to capitalize on the distance learning revolution and extend what works in the post-Pandemic world. 

 


    


  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
  • OLC Session
Summit
K-12 Summit - Part 3: Designing Learning Futures: Navigating Toward The Next Normal
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Ben Scragg (Arizona State University), Punya Mishra (Arizona State University), Sean Leahy (Arizona State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Given the rapid disruption and changes brought on by COVID-19, we know that there will be no returning “back to normal.” In this session, we want to explore ways in which educators and leaders can begin to design and give shape to a new normal, even through all the uncertainty of now. Using the mindsets and tools of design and strategic foresight, we will explore how we might reimagine our teaching and learning environments - particularly online and digital learning environments - by addressing and harnessing the plausible outcomes and impacts of our collective uncertainty. We will also explore and practice with emerging tools and strategies for leading change in a rapidly-changing world.


  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Organizational Models For Leading And Administering Blended Or Online Programs
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Michael Torrence (Motlow State Community College), Mary Niemiec (University of Nebraska | University of Nebraska Online), Pam Holt (Milwaukee Area Technical College)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As leaders are re-examining their programming post-inoculation, including incorporate new course modes and programming modes, including expanding blended and online programs, they are seeking answers to key strategic questions.  Leaders are determining how they can build capacity and better support processes and procedures to ensure quality programming.  This capacity building and quality depend greatly on the organizational structure (units, reporting lines, staffing, cross-functional teams) and activities (e.g., faculty development, instructional design support, learning technology administration) that take place on campuses.  This session reviews the research on organizational models to support quality blended and online learning and brings in leaders in our field to discuss their own experiences in creating a capacity to support quality.


  

 


  • Streamed Session
Plenary Address
Centering Inclusion, Trust And Care: A Connected Plenary And Closing Event
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium), Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons), Nicole Weber (Online Learning Consortium), Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.), Sheila Bouie (Southwest Tennessee Community College), Jill Buban (Fairfield University), Kim Long (Organizational Concepts/Adult Learners Now), Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium), Kevin Kelly (San Francisco State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 8
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Moving beyond the mere transactional sit-and-get conference experience, OLC Innovate brings together educators from across the globe to engage in critical change work in supporting the modern learner, anywhere and anytime. Part fireside chat, part active design sprint, this highly-engaging plenary will weave together the threads of the salient themes and discussions covered across the various tracks, sessions and engagement opportunities. Using a curated set of notes collected by numerous conference attendees, session participants will first hear reflections on how the discussions and themes from the conference presentation connect to our collective role in reimagining educational innovation. Then, we will hear reflections from the leaders of the OLC Innovate 2021 summits, each aligned to different tracks of the conference. We’ll close with a call to action in support of our future discussions, collaborations, and advocacy.

Join us for a transformative session that will not only weave together the threads of OLC Innovate 2021 as a closing activity, but will provide you with a road map and continued momentum for the shared path ahead of ensuring access and impact of our online, blended and digital teaching and learning practices.

 


Accessibility Lead - Bio & Photo
  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Game Based Learning: Level Up For Neurodivergent Learners
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sambhavi Chandrashekar (D2L)
Co-presenter: Adrian Petterson (University of Toronto)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Neurodivergent students face barriers with standardized learning but thrive in a multimodal learning environment that lets them focus. Game Based Learning (GBL) uses games to convey instructional material engagingly. In this talk we will discuss methods for using GBL to ‘level up’ the learning experience for neurodiverse learners.


Senior Strategic Solutions Manager - Bio & Photo
  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Innovating Education in a Covid World
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cheri Charboneau (Walden University)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

For more than 50 years, Walden University has been using educational innovation to empower the greater good. Explore our impact as a leader in distance and online learning, and discover Walden’s Acts for Good, an initiative that helped us make an impact on communities across the country.


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: Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield), Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield), Jennifer Martin (University of Illinois Springfield), Leonard Bogle (University of Illinois at Springfield), Christina Magoulias (University of Illinois at 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.


  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Learning Across Realities: How Virtual And Augmented Realities Empower Learning
Date: Monday, March 15th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dan Roy (MIT Education Arcade)
Co-presenters: Iulian Radu (Harvard University Graduate School of Education), Paul Martin (HP Inc.), Jeff Chen (Hewlett-Packard (HP)) (Moderator)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can VR and AR support learning? We've played the games and scoured the literature. Join the authors of the "Learning Across Realities" report, Dan Roy (MIT) and Iulian Radu (Harvard), in a panel discussion with Paul Martin (HP). Leave with guidelines for creators and curators of XR learning experiences.


  • Exposition Foundry Live
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Live
Enabling Machine Learning Education In The Time Of Pandemic
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Barbra Sobhani (Red Rocks Community College)
Co-presenter: Jeff Chen (Hewlett-Packard (HP))
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

For a cutting-edge course such as Machine Learning, where high performance computing infrastructure is key to learning, no access to on-campus labs is a challenge. Join Barbra Sobhani as she shares how the RRCC ML course continued to thrive during this pandemic with the help of HP solutions.


Director of Learning Design - Bio & Photo
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • MERLOT
Education Session
Connecting With Purpose: Proven Techniques For Strengthening Inclusivity
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Brett Christie (O'Donnell Learn), Carrie O Donnell (O’Donnell Learn LLC)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session will apply and illustrate how 5 principles for inclusive teaching and learning (adapted from Columbia University’s Teaching and Learning Center) using a Purposeful Learning Framework.   Using examples for adopting OER to applying UDL principles, the outcome of the session is to provide participants a better understanding of inclusivity and to become familiar with tools, technologies, and design strategies that can be immediately adopted to strengthen inclusivity in their own programs


VP North America - Bio & Photo
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Women in Learning
Date: Tuesday, March 16th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sharon Claffey Kallouby (Remote Learner)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Supporting awareness of gender equality and creating environments committed to a more diverse future is essential to the future of Higher Ed – join us to learn why. 


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.


  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Pre-conference Workshop
AnnotatED: Making Reading Active, Visible and Social With Collaborative Annotation
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Nate Angell (Hypothesis), Jeremiah Kalir (University of Colorado Denver), Rebecca Cottrell (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Ann Obermann (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Adjoa Robinson (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Lee Scriggins (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Meredith Jeffers (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

In collaboration with the Online Learning Consortium, MERLOT and AnnotatED, the community for annotation in education, Hypothesis is convening a free workshop on collaborative annotation at OLC Innovate 2021. Register now to join us 10am–12pm CT Friday 12 March 2021.

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

Then we'll shift to a hands-on activity to explore, discuss, and augment readings selected by our special guest educators, focused on topics related to their OLC Innovate presentation on connecting with students through intentional instructor presence. We'll practice reading together to see firsthand how social annotation can build understanding, connections, and community with Rebecca Cottrell, Ann Obermann, Adjoa Robinson, and Lee Scriggins from the Department of Social Work, and Meredith Jeffers from the Department of Modern Languages at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Our conversation will be anchored in text — literally — and spread out to engage other texts, ideas, and people beyond the workshop itself.

The second half of the workshop will combine with a special edition of Liquid Margins, the show where we gather to talk about collaborative annotation, social learning, and other ways we make knowledge together. You'll join episode 20, "Making Sense of Science With Social Annotation," to meet up with educators using social annotation to help students read, interpret, and comment on scientific texts — and share their “findings” with each other. Hypothesis scholar in residence Remi Kalir will moderate a conversation with Erin McKenney, Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology, and Carlos Goller, Associate Teaching Professor, both from North Carolina State University; and Melissa McCartney, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida International University and the Director of Research at Science in the Classroom, an AAAS program that helps students learn to read real-world scientific literature. 

Read more about the AnnotatED Workshop in the Hypothes.is blog.

To participate in this free workshop, please register online.

Note: You do not need to be a registered attendee of OLC Innovate 2021 to participate in this workshop. Hypothesis will send registrants Zoom connection information prior to the workshop.  Registered OLC Innovate attendees will, however, also be able to access the workshop through the OLC Innovate 2021 virtual conference venue.

 


  • 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-presenters: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
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!

 


Virtual pre-conference workshops (Friday, March 12) can be added to your conference registration at a price of $125 for one or $220 for a two workshop combo deal.

 
  • 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. 
 


Virtual pre-conference workshops (Friday, March 12) can be added to your conference registration at a price of $125 for one or $220 for a two workshop combo deal.

 
Senior 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. 

 
  • Streamed Session
  • K-12
  • OLC Session
Summit
K-12 Summit - Part 1: Instructional Design For Blended Learning: Essential Skills for K-12 Settings
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexander Case (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Adam Davi (University of Arizona), Laura McAllister Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

K-12 educators across-the-board have turned to digital resources to enhance instruction and address student needs. But not all content is created equal, and educators have been challenged to learn and scale online learning platforms when sifting through options to find high-quality material with little time for basic considerations of instructional design. 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. Considering that blended learning or some aspect of digital learning is likely to persist in K-12 education, we must revisit the design considerations most important for ease, adaptability, and assurance of student success in our K-12 classrooms. Blended learning calls for us to use a more systematic methodology (rooted in instructional theory) to design and develop content, experiences, and other solutions to support our students’ acquisition of new knowledge or skills. 

 


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.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
Enhancing Student Engagement In Online Courses With Pedagogical Technology
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ewoud de Kok (FeedbackFruits)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

Student motivation and engagement are the key to a strong learning community. With the sudden transition to online classrooms during COVID-19, it becomes much harder to keep students connected. This session presents FeedbackFruits pedagogical tools that help educators create engaging courses and its new AI solution to save instructors time.


VP Education - Bio & Photo
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Pre-conference Workshop
AnnotatED: Making Reading Active, Visible and Social With Collaborative Annotation
Date: Friday, March 12th
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Hypothesis)
Co-presenters: Nate Angell (Hypothesis), Jeremiah Kalir (University of Colorado Denver), Rebecca Cottrell (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Ann Obermann (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Adjoa Robinson (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Lee Scriggins (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Meredith Jeffers (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

In collaboration with the Online Learning Consortium, MERLOT and AnnotatED, the community for annotation in education, Hypothesis is convening a free workshop on collaborative annotation at OLC Innovate 2021. Register now to join us 10am–12pm CT Friday 12 March 2021.

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

Then we'll shift to a hands-on activity to explore, discuss, and augment readings selected by our special guest educators, focused on topics related to their OLC Innovate presentation on connecting with students through intentional instructor presence. We'll practice reading together to see firsthand how social annotation can build understanding, connections, and community with Rebecca Cottrell, Ann Obermann, Adjoa Robinson, and Lee Scriggins from the Department of Social Work, and Meredith Jeffers from the Department of Modern Languages at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Our conversation will be anchored in text — literally — and spread out to engage other texts, ideas, and people beyond the workshop itself.

The second half of the workshop will combine with a special edition of Liquid Margins, the show where we gather to talk about collaborative annotation, social learning, and other ways we make knowledge together. You'll join episode 20, "Making Sense of Science With Social Annotation," to meet up with educators using social annotation to help students read, interpret, and comment on scientific texts — and share their “findings” with each other. Hypothesis scholar in residence Remi Kalir will moderate a conversation with Erin McKenney, Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology, and Carlos Goller, Associate Teaching Professor, both from North Carolina State University; and Melissa McCartney, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida International University and the Director of Research at Science in the Classroom, an AAAS program that helps students learn to read real-world scientific literature. 

Read more about the AnnotatED Workshop in the Hypothes.is blog.

To participate in this free workshop, please register online.

Note: You do not need to be a registered attendee of OLC Innovate 2021 to participate in this workshop. Hypothesis will send registrants Zoom connection information prior to the workshop.  Registered OLC Innovate attendees will, however, also be able to access the workshop through the OLC Innovate 2021 virtual conference venue.

 


Dean of Academic Technology - Bio & Photo
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
A Team Approach to the Institutional Adoption of Digital Learning
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Emily Stuckenbruck (Northcentral Technical College)
Co-presenters: Jon DeGroot (Northcentral Technical College), Connie Zimmerman (Cengage Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session is focused on a story of collaborative leadership innovation. Community college leaders work hard to support their students and provide access to affordable, quality programs. In the midst of a global pandemic, this work becomes even more challenging, forcing leaders to quickly problem-solve under high stakes circumstances. At Northcentral Technical College, leaders rose to the challenge.


Vice President of Retention and Student Support Services - Bio & Photo
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Academic Advising For Online Students During Times Of Uncertainty
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Julie Delich (Wiley Education Services)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation, we outline data-driven tools that can be utilized to anticipate student challenges and deploy hands-on support to foster student success in times of crisis.


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 (Education Design Lab)
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.


CEO at Blindside Networks and Product Manager of BigBlueButton - Bio & Photo
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Delivering Effective Hybrid Classes
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Fred Dixon (Blindside Networks)
Co-presenter: Steven Muegge (Carleton University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How to deliver effective hybrid classes during Covid-19.


  • Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Exposition Foundry Asynchronous
The Future of Virtual Classrooms with BigBlueButton
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Fred Dixon (Blindside Networks)
Track: N/A
Location: VoiceThread
Brief Abstract:

BigBlueButton focuses on one goal: providing teachers and students the most learner-centric virtual classroom in the world. This presentation showcases some of the amazing adoption of BigBlueButton in 2020, how it enabled schools world-wide to quickly move online, and the upcoming features planned in 2021 for teachers.


Executive Director, Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning - Bio & Photo
  • Streamed Session
  • OLC Session
Summit
OLC Leadership Network Event - Part 3: Innovation And Visionary Leadership
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jill Buban (Fairfield University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Suzanne Dove (Bentley University), Dale Johnson (Arizona State University), Kate Miffitt (California State University Office of the Chancellor), Andrew Saltarelli (Stanford University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this last session of three sessions at OLC’s spring leadership network event, where we bring together digital leaders from academics, non-profits, and the private sector to discuss digital education strategy in times of great change. This session will focus on the evolving nature of student services in present times and the future, and is open to both established and emerging leaders attending the conference.

 

 


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: Adam Fein (University of North Texas)
Co-presenters: 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: Adam Fein (University of North Texas)
Co-presenters: 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. 

 

 

 
Sr. Software Engineer - 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)
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. 


SVP, University Partnerships - Bio & Photo
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live: Sponsor Chat with MindEdge Learning
Date: Wednesday, March 17th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chris Edwards (MindEdge Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 7
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

From designing innovative technologies to helping to establish sustainable infrastructure for professional and skills development, our industry partners play an important role in the field of Online, Digital, and Blended Learning.


  • 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.


CEO and Co-Founder - Bio & Photo
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • MERLOT
Workshop
Extreme Makeover - OER Edition: Using SoftChalk And SkillsCommons To Redesign OER To Optimize Learning
Date: Friday, March 19th
Time: 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2 & 3 (combined)
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Sue Evans (SoftChalk), Rick Lumadue (California State University - Long Beach)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Equipped with SkillsCommons' vast repository of open educational resources (OER) and SoftChalk's innovative lesson design tools, you can renovate your course materials to align with the unique educational goals of your institution and students. Though we teach common courses across institutions, each institution and each classroom educates a unique combination of students, programs, and pedagogies. This interactive presentation will demonstrate how OER from a program like SkillsCommons and a course authoring tool like SoftChalk enable faculty and staff to make over OER to redesign curriculums.

In this two hour workshop participants will review the importance of Affordable Learning Solutions initiatives and their relationship to OER, review the benefits of using a lesson authoring tool like SoftChalk, and focus on workforce development. Participants will have the opportunity to see SkillsCommons and SoftChalk in action in redesigning OER content for lesson design.

This workshop is designed for institutional administrators as well as instructores and educators of all levels. Gerry, Sue, and Rick look forward to working with you to renovate and remodel your course materials to meet your specific and unique needs.

 


Assistant Professor - 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. 

 
Chief Learning Officer - Bio & Photo
  • Streamed Session
  • International
  • OLC Session
Summit
International Summit - Part 1: A Case Study For Re-imaging And Responding To Education Globally
Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Heather Farmakis (Texas International Education Confortium)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for this first session of three sessions at OLC’s International Summit, an online convening spanning time zones and continents bringing together thought leaders and practitioners around the concept of digital transformation. This session will present case studies from The Texas International Education Consortium and their work responding to the disruption of the pandemic by harnessing expertise and networks across Texas in online programming, to collaboratively build capacity at institutions in Ghana, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates. 


 


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: Adam Fein (University of North Texas)
Co-presenters: 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: