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Join instructors, designers, and leaders in the field to get a pulse on and contribute to the research on blended learning. You are invited to participate in a unique and prestigious international event focused on blended learning around the world. This is a multi-part program that offers a truly blended engaging and collaborative experience for learning, discussion, work, and networking. The program will consist of synchronous and asynchronous activities, available with onsite and virtual participation options. The outcome of participating in this symposium will be co-authorship on a report on blended learning research and publication opportunities.

Tracks in the symposium will include:

  • Leadership and Administration of Programs
  • Blended Learning Research
  • Evidence-Informed Blended Course Design
  • Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • Equity and Access to Education.

Jose Bowen

Keynote Speaker

José Antonio Bowen has been leading innovation and change for over 40 years at Stanford, Georgetown and the University of Southampton (UK), as a dean at Miami University and SMU and as President of Goucher College. Bowen has worked as a musician with Stan Getz, Dave Brubeck, and many others and his symphony was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Music (1985). Bowen holds four degrees from Stanford and has written over 100 scholarly articles and books, including the Cambridge Companion to Conducting (2003), Teaching Naked (2012 and the winner of the Ness Award for Best Book on Higher Education), Teaching Naked Techniques with G. Edward Watson (2017) and Teaching Change: How to Develop Independent Thinkers using Relationships, Resilience and Reflection (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021). Bowen has appeared in The New York Times, ForbesThe Wall Street Journal, and has three TED talks. Stanford honored him as a Distinguished Alumni Scholar (2010) and he has presented keynotes and workshops at more than 300 campuses and conferences 46 states and 17 countries around the world.  In 2018, he was awarded the Ernest L. Boyer Award (for significant contributions to American higher education). He is a senior fellow for the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

Brigham Young University

 

 

San Fransisco State University

 

 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

 

Adelphi University and OLC Board of Directors

 

 

University of Central Oklahoma

 

 

Brigham Young University

 

 

Online Learning Consortium

 

 

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and OLC Board of Directors

 

 

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

 

 

Gies College of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

 

City University of New York – Hunter College

 

 

University of Central Florida

 

 

Mount Royal University

 

 

The 2022 OLC Blended Learning Symposium will be presented as a four-part blended event

Date Time Program
Part 1: Webinar
June 21, 2022 12:00-4:00 PM ET

The international symposium launches with a webinar featuring speakers from around the world will address topics across all tracks of the Blended Learning Symposium. 

The June 21 webinar was free to register and attend for all. 

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Part 2: Asynchronous Sessions 
November 1-3, 2022 The next part of the symposium will align with the OLC Accelerate 2022 Virtual Conference, with asynchronous sessions available starting on November 1. The sessions will be across all Blended Learning Symposium tracks and will be presented as Discovery sessions. On-demand sessions will be available for one year after the conference.
Part 3: Onsite Symposium 
November 15-16, 2022 This portion of the symposium will provide the opportunity for participants to meet alongside the OLC Accelerate Onsite Conference in Orlando, Florida. The program will include a special blended learning keynote speaker, as well as featured speakers across all Blended Learning Symposium tracks. Sessions will be streamed to the virtual audience to allow participation for those not able to join onsite.
Part 4: Virtual Symposium
November 29 – December 1, 2022 The summation of the Blended Learning Symposium will provide a unique opportunity to engage with a global blended learning community through interactive presentations and facilitated collaborative writing. The end result will be a report on Blended Learning with authorship recognition for participants. Taking place across three days of featured speakers, plenary presentations, and co-writing sessions, the event will also include virtual receptions and community engagement opportunities.

*Schedule is subject to change

12:00pm - 4:00pm ET Part 1: Webinar The international symposium launches with a webinar featuring speakers from around the world will address topics across all tracks of the Blended Learning Symposium.

The June 21 webinar is free to register and attend for all.

Register for Webinar

12:00pm - 12:20pm ET Welcome and Introduction Dr. Angela Gunder, Online Learning Consortium

Dr. Tawnya Means, Geis College of Business,
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Ciabocchi, Adelphi University and OLC Board of Directors
12:20pm - 12:40pm ET Learning From Our Past to Drive the Future

Research and practice in blended learning is not new. We have decades of research that are still very relevant to help us solve today's challenges. The presentation will discuss what insights have been revealed through research efforts at DETA to help us make more informed decisions to improve our practice and guide future research.
Dr. Tanya Joosten, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and OLC Board of Directors
12:40pm - 12:50pm ET Networking Break
12:50pm - 1:10pm ET The Challenges of Blended Learning (and potentially some solutions)

The term blended learning was first used in 1999, when the American Interactive Learning Center began to launch software programs designed for teaching over the Internet. The focus of this session is to highlight and discuss the challenges encountered with this approach to learning and teaching over the past twenty years.
Dr. Norman Vaughan, Mount Royal University
1:10pm - 1:20pm ET Networking Break
1:20pm - 1:40pm ET Blended Learning Research Perspectives: What Are Some Important Research Questions and Directions for the Future?

This presentation will highlight some important issues and challenges for students, instructors, and institutions interested in blended learning. Interesting questions and directions for future blended learning research will be shared and discussed.
Dr. Charles R. Graham, Brigham Young University
1:40pm - 1:50pm ET Networking Break
1:50pm - 2:10pm ET HyFlex as a Blended Approach to Teaching and Learning

HyFlex teaching and learning has been practiced for more than 15 years in some institutions, though most institutions using some form of HyFlex have only recently started paying attention to research about effectiveness and larger implementation factors. Many institutions are beginning beyond the simple descriptive methods we've seen for more than a decade and are starting to look at the impact of HyFlex approaches on longstanding issues of access, quality, and equity for all students and groups.
Dr. Brian Beatty, San Francisco State University
2:10pm - 2:20pm ET Networking Break
2:20pm - 2:40pm ET Designing Learner Personas for Blended Learning Experiences

Great learning experiences begin with learners. This session explores the importance of empathy and access when designing blended learning experiences. Participants will discover how to create and use learner personas to support collaboration and design processes. This interactive session will also provide guided opportunities to practice creating personas and learn from one another. Downloadable templates and resources will be provided.
Dr. Bucky Dodd, University of Central Oklahoma

Dr. Kiran Budhrani, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
2:40pm - 3:25pm ET Panel: The Future of Blended Learning

Bringing perspectives from a range of experiences in blended learning research, we take this opportunity to look forward to the future of blended learning.
Moderator:
Dr. Tawnya Means, Geis College of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Panelists:
Dr. Anthony G. Picciano, City University of New York - Hunter College

Dr. Kelvin Thompson, University of Central Florida

Karen Arnesen, Brigham Young University

Dr. Florence Martin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
3:25pm - 4:00pm ET Wrap Up and Setting the State for the Next Parts of the Symposium
Asynchronous Engagement Part 2: Asynchronous Sessions Begin The next part of the symposium will align with the OLC Accelerate 2022 Virtual Conference, with asynchronous sessions available starting on November 1. The sessions will be across all Blended Learning Symposium tracks and will be presented as Discovery sessions. On-demand sessions will be available for one year after the conference.

*Registration for the Blended Learning Symposium Parts 2, 3, and 4 is an add-on cost to your OLC Accelerate conference registration.

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Asynchronous Engagement Part 2: Asynchronous Sessions Continue
Asynchronous Engagement Part 2: Asynchronous Sessions Conclude
9:00am ET Part 3: Onsite Symposium Begins This portion of the symposium will provide the opportunity for participants to meet alongside the OLC Accelerate Onsite Conference in Orlando, Florida. The program will include a special blended learning keynote speaker, as well as featured speakers across all Blended Learning Symposium tracks. Sessions will be streamed to the virtual audience to allow participation for those not able to join onsite.
9:00am - 12:00pm ET Featured Session 1, Featured Session 2, Featured Session 3
9:00am - 12:00pm ET Featured Session 4, Featured Session 5, Keynote
12:00pm ET Part 3: Onsite Symposium Concludes
Part 4: Virtual Symposium Begins The summation of the Blended Learning Symposium will provide a unique opportunity to engage with a global blended learning community through interactive presentations and facilitated collaborative writing. The end result will be a report on Blended Learning with authorship recognition for participants. Taking place across three days of featured speakers, plenary presentations, and co-writing sessions, the event will also include virtual receptions and community engagement opportunities.
Part 4: Virtual Symposium Continues
Part 4: Virtual Symposium Concludes

*Schedule is subject to change

The Blended Learning Symposium is available as an add-on for both virtual and onsite attendees of OLC Accelerate 2022. Reserve your seat today by selecting the Blended Learning Symposium agenda item on the OLC Accelerate 2022 registration page.

Register for Symposium

If you already registered for OLC Accelerate and would like to add the Symposium to your existing registration, or if you have any other questions, please email customerserivce@onlinelearning-c.org for assistance.

OLC Member OLC Non-Member
Academic Affiliate
Faculty/Staff of academic organizations
$300*  $500*
Corporate Affiliate
OLC Membership is required for the member rate.
$800* $1,000*

*Registration for the Blended Learning Symposium is an add-on cost to your OLC Accelerate conference registration. 

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