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

OLC Accelerate 2022 Sessions

ALL SESSION TIMES ARE LISTED IN US EASTERN TIME

Virtual Conference program: November 1-3, 2022
Onsite in Orlando, FL Conference program: November 14-17, 2022

All virtual-to-virtual and selected onsite streaming sessions will be webcast via Zoom. Exceptions are virtual Discovery sessions, which will be presented asynchronously via PlayPosit throughout the conference. You will not see dates/times for asynchronous sessions.

Please join us for a wide variety of networking events throughout the conference and during in the 30 minute breaks between most concurrent sessions.  If you are joining us onsite, be sure to visit the Engagement Boulevard (located in the exhibit hall) throughout the conference, and mark your calendar for our Engagement Block Party on Tuesday November 15 at 12:00pm.  Don’t forget to look for our special evening social events in the schedule during both the virtual and onsite weeks.

 

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ALL SESSIONS (BY DATE AND TIME):
Monday October 31, 2022 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Workshop
Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) for HBCUs: Get Started Through the Sharing of Practices, Strategies, Tools, and Resources
Date: Monday, October 31st
Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University), Monique Earl-Lewis (Morehouse College), Jean-Jacques Medastin (Edward Waters College)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

HBCU faculty, staff, and administrators will share their practices for supporting faculty changing to no-cost and low-cost digital course materials, including OER, and saving students thousands of dollars. Join us at the pre-conference workshop and get started on your own AL$ programs. It is OPEN to all.


Monday October 31, 2022 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
Evening Event
Turn Your Bats and Beasties into Beautiful Besties
Date: Monday, October 31st
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

What are the passion projects you wish you had time for but never started? Come share your big ideas with the engagement folks. Playfully create something that will be beneficial. Select an accountability partnership that will bring your project to light.


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Asynchronous Engagement
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
"Anytime" Asynchronous Engagement
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Asynchronous Engagement
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

Not sure what to do between sessions? Consider checking out OLC Accelerate's fully virtual and asynchronous engagement space. Each of the volunteer-driven engagement teams have prepared and carefully designed fun, engaging, and thought-provoking activities for you to take up on your own time. If nothing else, it is a great place to get new ideas for how to engage with others and build community. Plus, you'll get to learn more about OLC Accelerate's 2022 Engagement Team (a group of dedicated volunteers from across the field who designed this year's engagement programming). Looking for the join link? Just visit any of the engagement team pages in Engagez (e.g. Speed Networking Lounge, Field Guides, OLC Live!, Technology Test Kitchen, OLC Cafe & Mercantile, OLC Sanctuary, Escape Room, Innovation Crews, and more!).


  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Field Guide Base Station
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Asynchronous Engagement
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

The Field Guide Base Station was designed as a ‘just-in-time’ resource to enhance the conference experience. Stop by our Slack channel anytime for help, guidance and recommendations


  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Join An Innovation Crew!
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Asynchronous Engagement
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

Innovation Crews are flexible communities convened around shared community interests before and during a conference experience. Facilitated by a “Crew Leader”, they provide a space for colleagues to connect, converse, support each other, and be part of a smaller group within the larger conference. Select a group that aligns with your interests and join a cohort of colleagues dedicated to both navigating OLC Accelerate together and co-constructing a meaningful learning experience. We’ll be facilitating Crews around the following six interest areas this year: Instructional Designers; Allies (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion); Immersive and Simulated Learning; Gameful Learning; Weavers of Several Interests Not sure which Crew is the best fit for you? Spend some time reviewing the descriptions to learn more about each of these unique Crews.


  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Technology Test Kitchen: Reimagining Peer to Peer Interaction
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Asynchronous Engagement
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

Discussion boards are a great tool for online learning, but why not take it a step further towards something more engaging? Explore how Flipgrid can take discussions to the next level with social media style video exchanges providing your students with the ability to share their voice and connect with peers on a new level.


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
First Time Attendee Welcome and Onboarding
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

If you’re looking for support in orienting to the conference, the First Timers Welcome and Orientation is a must! Get support in planning your conference experience and kick things off with some casual networking.


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Virtual Field Guide Power Hour
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live! Engagement Overview
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Make the most out of your conference experience by joining OLC Live! co-hosts Olysha Magruder and Mel Edwards in a kickoff discussion with the Accelerate 2022 Engagement Chairs about specially designed opportunities to engage with fellow attendees virtually at the conference!


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Discovery Time!
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katie Schuster (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Inclusive live online presentations with automated real-time captions/subtitles: Understanding students’ experiences
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anymir Orellana (Nova Southeastern University)
Co-presenters: Elda Veloso (Nova Southeastern University), Georgina Arguello (Nova Southeastern University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We discuss our qualitative study that explored students' experiences when using real-time automated captions/subtitles during live online presentations. Universal Design for Learning served as the study framework. Attendees will experience PowerPoint Live, discuss challenges and opportunities when offering equal access to content, and share ideas for practice and research.


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Building Hyflex Programs through Crossfunctional Collaboration
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Stern-Lockerman (Queens College City University of New York)
Co-presenters: Joshua Barnes (CUNY Queens College), Andrew Farrell (CUNY Queens College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The advantages of a HyFlex modality became apparent through the COVID-19 pandemic, but continues to raise questions on training and implementing the modality properly. Our session outlines the aforementioned components of creating a HyFlex environment, as well as the experience specifically within our institution regarding its implementation, successes, and challenges. 


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Speed Networking: Conversation Starters & Impactful Partnerships
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

In this space, you will change your Zoom background to something unique to you and share it with us all! It can be something meaningful, funny, or just something you love! Whether you are new to OLC or a regular attender, this could be the start of a meaningful partnership!


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
What Can We Learn from HyFlex Teaching? Engaging Online and On Campus Students in Bichronous Environments
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Daphne King (George Mason University)
Co-presenters: Evelyn Tomaszewski (George Mason University), Terri Ann Guingab (George Mason University)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

From 2020-2021, Social Work committed to creating lively, active classroom engagement while adhering to safety precautions. With enrollments too large to bring all students on campus at once, the presenters modified evidence-based HyFlex strategies to teach in a bichronous format, with students participating both on campus and simultaneously synchronously online. 


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Using Technology to Engage Students in an Online Course
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Roxanne Wittkamp (Devry University-Illinois)
Co-presenter: Linda Wayerski (Devry University-Illinois)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Today's higher educational institutions are offering more online courses, but professors see a noticeable decline in engagement in online courses. How can professors engage students in the learning activities and course content? Professors can use technology when teaching online to engage their students and help them learn!


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Reframing Syllabi to be Equity-Minded and to Develop Students’ Growth Mindset
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ye Liu (Boston University - Office of Distance Education)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Educators can make a difference in reaching each learner’s intellectual potential through caring of each learner’s learning, no matter their backgrounds. How do educators establish a nurturing learning environment from the syllabus? This session will share strategies/practical ideas to reframe syllabi to be equity-minded and to develop students’ growth mindset.


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
The Balance of Precision and Speed: How Online and Blended Learning Can Accelerate Student Success
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amelia Parnell (NASPA)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

As institutions strive to deliver high-quality instruction, programs, and services, it is now more important than ever for such resources to be as flexible and student-centered as possible. This session will describe how professionals are working to transform student experiences in ways that leverage technology, promote collaboration, and ensure equity. Dr. Parnell will share examples of current campus efforts and present practical strategies for how faculty, staff, and administrators can use virtual resources to help students successfully navigate their learning journey.

Prior to the start of the keynote, we will recognize our 2022 OLC Award winners.  Please also join us Tuesday, November 2 from 11:15am-12:15pm US Eastern Daylight Time Zone (EDT) for our OLC & Awards Gala & Social, where we will celebrate our award winners' achievements and have the opportunity to ask them questions.


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Web3 and Education: An Optimistic Primer on Online Learning's Blockchain-based Future
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ryan Straight (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Dagan Bernstein (University of Arizona), Maria Galanis (University of Arizona), Mike Peck (University of Arizona)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The internet is changing and online learning will necessarily change with it. Terms like "crypto," "blockchain," "NFT," "DAO," and "Web3" are possibly not entirely new to you, but do you know what to expect when these stop being theoretical and become infused into the very bedrock of online learning? Join our panel of experts and educators to help answer questions like "What problem does this solve?," "What value does this add?," "How does it work?," and "What does it even do?"


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
An interactive classroom success story: examining a large multi-year study of how to successfully deploy engagement tools
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Zach Bookman (Nearpod)
Co-presenter: Anil Kapoor (Phoenix College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how community college faculty studied the impact of implementing a multiple-solution platform in their instruction and experienced significant quantitative increases in course success rates across learner demographics. Faculty will discuss these study findings and share best practices for using interactive engagement, assessment, and media tools to connect with students.


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Trauma and the Virtual Classroom: Trauma-Informed and Healing-Centered Pedagogical Principles in Online Education
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Erika Smith-Marek (Northcentral University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Trauma (and recovery!) is pervasive in the lives of individuals across the globe. In recognizing that each student’s lived experience is unique and that many have faced heightened stress in recent years, this workshop will explore how we can implement trauma-informed and healing-centered pedagogical principles to support student success.


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Crew Connect (Innovation Crew Meet-Up)
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Participants are invited to engage with Crews by attending the same session(s) or activity(s). Meet up with your crew lead to debrief and plan your next steps.


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The Dual Mindset – Placing Traditional and Online Education on Equal Footing
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Neena Wilson (Indiana University East)
Co-presenter: Eleni Siatra (Indiana University East)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As the online degree market expands, it is essential to remain competitive in how we serve students and vigilant in how we assess services. At our institution, administrators promote a dual mindset when working with on-campus and online students, thus ensuring all learners have equal access to campus resources.


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Personas and Pathways for Professional Development in Education
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cindy Schanke (Online Learning Consortium
Co-presenters: Inc.), Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.), Kaitlin Garrett (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, explore a framework for identifying personas and pathways for professional learning for faculty, including practical tools and strategies.


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live! Conference Preview (Programs and Pathways)
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

There’s so much to take in, explore, and learn at Accelerate 2022! Join the conference leadership and planning team for an introduction to all of the exciting events, programming, and ways to engage and connect in this conference kickoff session. OLC Live! co-hosts will interview the conference chairs to share all of the exciting ways to make the most of your Accelerate 2022 experience.


Tuesday November 01, 2022 - 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
Evening Event
Playlist of Travel Songs - Name That Tune!
Date: Tuesday, November 1st
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What tune would you play on a roadtrip? Come innovate with destination theming and backgrounds that match your playlist. Team up to stump your competitors and win bragging rights as creator of the most engaging journey.


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Asynchronous Engagement
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
"Anytime" Asynchronous Engagement
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Asynchronous Engagement
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

Not sure what to do between sessions? Consider checking out OLC Accelerate's fully virtual and asynchronous engagement space. Each of the volunteer-driven engagement teams have prepared and carefully designed fun, engaging, and thought-provoking activities for you to take up on your own time. If nothing else, it is a great place to get new ideas for how to engage with others and build community. Plus, you'll get to learn more about OLC Accelerate's 2022 Engagement Team (a group of dedicated volunteers from across the field who designed this year's engagement programming). Looking for the join link? Just visit any of the engagement team pages in Engagez (e.g. Speed Networking Lounge, Field Guides, OLC Live!, Technology Test Kitchen, OLC Cafe & Mercantile, OLC Sanctuary, Escape Room, Innovation Crews, and more!).


  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Field Guide Base Station
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Asynchronous Engagement
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

The Field Guide Base Station was designed as a ‘just-in-time’ resource to enhance the conference experience. Stop by our Slack channel anytime for help, guidance and recommendations


  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Join An Innovation Crew!
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Asynchronous Engagement
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

Innovation Crews are flexible communities convened around shared community interests before and during a conference experience. Facilitated by a “Crew Leader”, they provide a space for colleagues to connect, converse, support each other, and be part of a smaller group within the larger conference. Select a group that aligns with your interests and join a cohort of colleagues dedicated to both navigating OLC Accelerate together and co-constructing a meaningful learning experience. We’ll be facilitating Crews around the following six interest areas this year: Instructional Designers; Allies (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion); Immersive and Simulated Learning; Gameful Learning; Weavers of Several Interests Not sure which Crew is the best fit for you? Spend some time reviewing the descriptions to learn more about each of these unique Crews.


  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Technology Test Kitchen: Interactive Education
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Asynchronous Engagement
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

Looking for new ways to engage your students? Check out how Nearpod can help add interactivity into your course and enrich the learning experience! Explore Padlet as a tool to connect, collaborate and learn from and about one another.


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness - A Guided Virtual Meditation Session
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

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

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


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Game On: Exploring Game-Based Methods for Asynchronous Instructional Delivery
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anne Jewett (University of Virginia)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A faculty member and instructional designer share their collaboration to rethink the structure of a graduate course to enhance the learner experience and instructional capacity through gamification.  Come discover the game-based methods implemented throughout the course, as well as the student response and benefits they have seen as a result.


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Navigating Difficult Conversations: 7 strategies to increase instructor buy-in for improving assignments
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patrick Dempsey (Loyola University Maryland)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this interactive discussion, we will identify common objections to improving assignments; and describe 7 strategies that instructional designers can use to help increase instructor buy-in for improving assignments. 


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Express Workshop
It takes a virtual village: Building professional community in an online world
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melissa Huy (Pepperdine University)
Co-presenters: Princess Walsh (Pepperdine University), Alix Sanchez (Pepperdine University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Amidst the pandemic online enrollment in higher education continued to trend upward and a need for virtual connection among online educators emerged. Mindfully curated inclusive support opportunities are shared.  Innovative online community was fostered through faculty lounges, professional consultation, curated online HUB services, and inclusive office gatherings using virtual platforms.


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 6
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live! Engagement at Accelerate 2022
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 6
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Learn more about that the OLC Engagement Committee is doing behind the scenes for the onsite conference happening in November. You'll get a sneak peek at some of the highlights so you can be prepared to be entertained and engaged!


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Accelerate 2022 Awards Gala
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
What skills are essential for success in teaching online? Insights from long-term online instructors
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Naomi Aguiar (Oregon State University)
Co-presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As online programs grow, the need for skilled instructors persists. But what skills are valuable? This presentation shares results of a study with experienced instructors who answered a question about the most valuable ed skills for online teaching. Results provide insights for the professional development of new and continuing online instructors.


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Thinking Outside of the Virtual Walls: Creating Contextualized Activities to Enhance Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Wendi Iacobello (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can we bring subject matter to life online? In this session, we will bust through the myth that content equals learning and discover strategies to enhance digital classroom activities through contextualization. Large and small group discussions will allow us to explore how contextualized learning works across different disciplines.

       
Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Dish Up Some Delight with a Dynamic Synchronous, Fully Facilitated, Virtual Technology Test Kitchen
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa api (Nevada State College)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Attendees in this workshop will participate in a facilitated synchronous virtual Technology Test Kitchen, testing technology tools, investigating how to construct interactive, synchronous online Technology Test Kitchens, and discussing the significance of a safe/fun space for exploring existing and emerging technology tools to incorporate in courses across the disciplines.


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Networking Design Sprint - Part 1 (Reflecting Onward)
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Grab a snack or lunch, and join us for the first of OLC Accelerate's Design Sprints! The Design Sprints will take place over the course of two days. This year the sprints will center a playful interpretation of the conference theme "reflecting onward."


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Speed Networking: Using Reflective Engagement For Ongoing Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

In this session we will model reflective practices in order to develop catalytic thinking. We will engage in an activity that will help shape generative questions that are invented to shift and shape one’s future actions. Join us and spin the question wheel for thought-provoking and playful activities that help focus your intentions and connect with your colleagues around stimulating conversations to ignite your creativity.


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Liftoff! Reimagining, Retooling, and Relaunching Quality Assurance 
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Gramling (The University of Tennessee - Knoxville)
Co-presenters: Adam Wilson (University of Tennessee at Martin), Jennifer Glaab (University of Tennessee - Chattanooga), Cristina Emberton (The University of Tennessee - Knoxville)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online learning administrators from a public university system in the southeastern United States will share their experiences planning and implementing quality assurance in online education at their respective campuses. Join this panel discussion to learn about challenges faced and methods for success, including strategies to engage stakeholders and increase faculty buy-in.


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Improving Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Initiatives Through the Application of Strategic Management Concepts
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: William Prado (Prescott College)
Co-presenters: Rolando Mendez (Inter American University of Puerto Rico), Alexandria Mills (Los Angeles Pacific University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There have been impressive advances in the development and application of educational technologies that have made online education more inclusive of previously marginalized populations. Similarly, there has been impressive work in the development of processes, templates, and tools to render course content design and delivery more responsive to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Unfortunately, advancements in the strategic management of DEI have not been the same. Many DEI initiatives at educational institutions respond to mandates, requirements, or grassroots efforts, limiting the scope and impact they could have. The development and implementation of DEI strategy should reflect on specific institutional considerations, including resources, capabilities, and constraints. Join us for a conversation about strategic management frameworks and how they can be used to frame DEI planning and implementation at your institution. We will explore DEI strategy formulation using examples from two very different institutional contexts: A large Latin American university and two small US-based colleges. Through the discussions, participants will be able to outline an action plan for improving DEI strategy and DEI strategy implementation plans so that they reflect their specific institutional contexts within the context of DEI work.


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
We’re In This Together: Classroom Strategies and Technologies to Implement Trauma-Informed Pedagogy
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Caroline Mrozla-Toscano (Century College)
Co-presenter: Rachel Gunderson (Cornell University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With growing concerns about student wellbeing in higher education, this interactive session provides an overview of trauma-informed pedagogy and its application to teaching and learning. Specific classroom strategies and technologies that address toxic stress and promote self-care for students will be highlighted.


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
This Is Our Why! (Innovation Crew Meet-Up)
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Crew members are invited to join at least one synchronous, virtual gathering (facilitated by Crew Lead) to engage in the activities and push the crew conversation.
 


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Transcending Online and On-Ground: How On-Campus and Online Teaching Inform Each Other
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laura Zadoff (Bank Street Graduate School of Education)
Co-presenter: Robin Hummel (Bank Street Graduate School of Education)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this interactive session, a group of colleagues from a graduate school of education share lessons and reflections about the development of their online programs, and examine the reciprocity of online and on-ground progressive teaching. Participants will be invited into an exchange of ideas to discuss and apply practices.

 
Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Express Workshop
Discovering the Voice of Faculty and Staff at Minority Servicing Institutions in Their Authored and Curated Materials Within MERLOT
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenter: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Finding disciplinary content that could be culturally contextualized by educators at minority serving institutions can help faculty address their diversity, equity, and inclusiveness goals.  The workshop will demonstrate and enable participants to use MERLOT’s new search tools to find materials authored, selected, and curated by people affiliated with HBCUs, HSIs, AANIPISIs, and TCUs.


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Our Journey to Exemplary with the OLC Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rica Young (University of California - Irvine Paul Merage School of Business)
Co-presenters: Amber Parker (University of California - Irvine Paul Merage School of Business), Caryn Neiswender (University of California - Irvine Paul Merage School of Business)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Experience the process of benchmarking a program against the OLC Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs. You will hear about our journey to Exemplary, how we completed our internal review (e.g., tools, processes) along with how we are leveraging the review findings to continuously improve our online program.


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Re-imagining Computer Literacy Instruction with an Equity and Inclusion Lens
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mukul Bhalla (American InterContinental University)
Co-presenter: Kathleen Embry (American InterContinental University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to see how we updated instruction in an online computer literacy course from an equity and inclusion lens, by moving away from a PC (windows) centric approach to one acknowledging that students complete coursework on a myriad of devices, and that technology access is varied, limited and inconsistent.


Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
In Their Words: Student Perspectives on Support, Learning and Faculty Relationships
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carie Page (Lumen Learning)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This spring, students at Lumen Learning’s User Testing Centers lead interviews with more than 100 of their peers to better understand the needs of students from historically marginalized communities. In this discussion, they’ll share their insights, their biggest surprises and what institutions can do to better support student success in uncertain times.  

Student panelists include:

  • Rafhilene Sanchez (Rockland CC)
  • Jordan Hernandez (CSU-Fullerton)
  • Pascalyn Omotosho (Baruch College) 

Wednesday November 02, 2022 - 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
What's In a Game?
Date: Wednesday, November 2nd
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session promises an eclectic mix of parlor type virtual games for the inner child and playful adult. Bring your game face and let's get going. Prizes and bragging rights are yours for the taking. Show up and get gaming.


Thursday November 03, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Asynchronous Engagement
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
"Anytime" Asynchronous Engagement
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Asynchronous Engagement
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

Not sure what to do between sessions? Consider checking out OLC Accelerate's fully virtual and asynchronous engagement space. Each of the volunteer-driven engagement teams have prepared and carefully designed fun, engaging, and thought-provoking activities for you to take up on your own time. If nothing else, it is a great place to get new ideas for how to engage with others and build community. Plus, you'll get to learn more about OLC Accelerate's 2022 Engagement Team (a group of dedicated volunteers from across the field who designed this year's engagement programming). Looking for the join link? Just visit any of the engagement team pages in Engagez (e.g. Speed Networking Lounge, Field Guides, OLC Live!, Technology Test Kitchen, OLC Cafe & Mercantile, OLC Sanctuary, Escape Room, Innovation Crews, and more!).


  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Field Guide Base Station
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Asynchronous Engagement
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

The Field Guide Base Station was designed as a ‘just-in-time’ resource to enhance the conference experience. Stop by our Slack channel anytime for help, guidance and recommendations


  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Join An Innovation Crew!
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Asynchronous Engagement
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

Innovation Crews are flexible communities convened around shared community interests before and during a conference experience. Facilitated by a “Crew Leader”, they provide a space for colleagues to connect, converse, support each other, and be part of a smaller group within the larger conference. Select a group that aligns with your interests and join a cohort of colleagues dedicated to both navigating OLC Accelerate together and co-constructing a meaningful learning experience. We’ll be facilitating Crews around the following six interest areas this year: Instructional Designers; Allies (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion); Immersive and Simulated Learning; Gameful Learning; Weavers of Several Interests Not sure which Crew is the best fit for you? Spend some time reviewing the descriptions to learn more about each of these unique Crews.


  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Technology Test Kitchen: Redefining Knowledge Checks
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Asynchronous Engagement
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to leverage Kahoot! to create fun and engaging quizzes and knowledge checks for your students. Whether asynchronously or as a live event there’s no doubt you and your students will find Kahoot! to be a hoot!


Thursday November 03, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Thursday November 03, 2022 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Speed Networking: Thoughtful Takeaways and Ideas for Implementing Learning Beyond the Conference
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

This has been a tremendous experience of gathering together. In this session, we will guide you through a quick and fun activity designed to help you reflect upon what you have learned from the conference and make a plan to implement changes that you want to see in your daily workflow, professional development, or organization.


Thursday November 03, 2022 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
Gamified Session
Innovation Station Faceoff: Live Voting Shapes the Experience!
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amber O'Neil (Excelsior College)
Co-presenters: Kylie Ackerman (Excelsior College), Deborah Natale (Excelsior College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Ever wanted to quickly view and experience exemplary learning activities in online courses? Thought, “Wouldn’t it be great if I could easily get ideas about designing my class?” Explore the Innovation Station by choosing the activities you want to see and playing the games you’ve voted for!


Thursday November 03, 2022 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Beyond Belonging: Creating Online and Blended Spaces for First-Generation Students to Flourish
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Foote (John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and Stony Brook University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on strategies and approaches that can be used to go beyond belonging to create inclusive academic experiences for first-generation students. Participants will leave the session with ideas they can incorporate immediately into their own online and blended courses, and resources for continuous course improvement.


Thursday November 03, 2022 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
  • Leadership
Education Session
"CLASS" is in Session- Coaching (At-Risk) Learners for Academic Student Success
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Peter O'Reilly (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Co-presenter: Rachel Vigness (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Retaining At-Risk Students is a dilemma facing all higher-education institutions. This is especially challenging in on-line learning. Faculty can use a coaching approach to encourage At-Risk Students to not only remain in college, but to enhance their learning capabilities. In doing so, coaching builds social presence and fosters student success. 


Thursday November 03, 2022 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Pick a Project (Innovation Crew Meet-Up)
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Each virtual crew picks a project that the in-person crew will create. This could become a “visual takeaway” from the conferences.


Thursday November 03, 2022 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
From Grassroots to the Highly-Orchestrated: Online Leaders Share Their Stories of the Evolving Online Organizational Landscape in Higher Education
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Co-presenters: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Shelley Kurland (County College of Morris), Andrew Swindell (Online Learning Consortium
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a panel discussion on the inaugural publication of the OLC Press "From Grassroots to the Highly-Orchestrated: Online Leaders Share Their Stories of the Evolving Online Organizational Landscape in Higher Education”. The panel will be facilitated by OLC’s Director of Research, Dr. Abby McGuire, and include the “Grassroots to Highly-Orchestrated” editorial team: Drs. Bettyjo Bouchey, Erin Gratz, and Shelley Kurland.

 


Thursday November 03, 2022 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Less, but More Germane: Consistency and Predictability as Principles for Course Design
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Adam Zolkover (University of Pennsylvania)
Co-presenter: Karen Kappe (University of Pennsylvania)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creativity matters in course design, but too much variability can be counterproductive for students and instructors alike. This session highlights techniques from Penn’s Master of Health Care Innovation that prioritize consistency and predictability—and reduce stress—to help students focus their cognitive energy on high-priority learning goals like integrating knowledge.


Thursday November 03, 2022 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Validating an Online Learner Readiness Instrument: From Readiness to Self-reflection
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Co-presenters: Naomi Aguiar (Oregon State University), Carolyn Andrews (Brigham Young University - Main Campus (Provo))
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will feature researchers from two universities collaborating on the development and evolution of a tool to measure online learner readiness. Panelists will share an analysis of the readiness scale, as well as a reconceptualization and implementation of this tool to support 21st century learners.


Thursday November 03, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Networking Design Sprint - Part 2 (Reflecting Onward)
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Grab a snack or lunch, and join us for the second of OLC Accelerate's Design Sprints! The Design Sprints will take place over the course of two days. This year the sprints will center a playful interpretation of the conference theme "reflecting onward."


Thursday November 03, 2022 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Expanding the Pedagogy of Kindness Discussion: Faculty Excellence through a UDL Approach
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Joshua Barnes (CUNY Queens College)
Co-presenters: Rachel Stern-Lockerman (Queens College City University of New York), Andrew Farrell (CUNY Queens College)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As higher education transitions towards inperson, many instructors are moving away from the kinder and accommodating practices they adopted during Covid19. The presenters will discuss how they expanded on the previous PoK discussion series to launch a discussion about implementing kind practices across modalities and the university as a whole. 

 
Thursday November 03, 2022 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Supporting Dynamic Case-based Learning Discussions in Online Marketing and Business Courses that are Comparable to Face-to-Face Engagement
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: William Prado (Prescott College)
Co-presenter: Carolyn Marsh (Prescott College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To support the attainment of learning outcomes using remote online case-based learning (RO-CBL), this workshop seeks to explore suitable practices, as well as challenges for online course design and online learning activities for higher education marketing and business programs that seek to integrate case-based learning (CBL). In CBL students work in small, collaborative groups to solve problems. CBL can be a valuable tool to support deep learning about realistic problems in a range of fields by inducing more critical thinking skills. As CBL relies heavily on discussion, in-class reflection, and the learners’ ability to convey their views, effective communication is important. The effective use of CBL in online education (remote online CBL or “RO-CBL”) presents both opportunities and challenges when compared to use of CBL in traditional face-to-face courses. This workshop seeks to support effective use of CBL in online business courses.

 
Thursday November 03, 2022 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Is it time to say goodbye to bound textbooks?
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Julia Seaman (Bay View Analytics)
Co-presenter: Jeff Seaman (Bay View Analytics)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed higher education. One such change has been the accelerated acceptance of (and even preference for) digital course materials. This presentation uses large-scale national survey data to examine this trend and speculate on what the next few years will show.


Thursday November 03, 2022 - 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Networking Coffee Break with OLC Live!
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join OLC Live co-hosts Olysha Magruder and Mel Edwards in a virtual lounge. Bring your coffee, share your ideas and inspirations, and hear from other attendees as you explore the virtual OLC Accelerate conference.


Thursday November 03, 2022 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Plenary
Charting a Learner-Driven Future for Online Learning: A Student Panel on Centering Humanization and Care
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Kiara Williams (K 12) (Moderator)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this plenary panel, we will close the virtual conference week and transition into the onsite conference with a compelling amplification of the voices of our students, gleaning their perspectives and ideas for the future of online learning that centers quality, equity, and care. Weaving together the emergent themes from the conference as well as diverse narratives of the lived-in experiences of our featured students, this panel will leverage the wisdom of our students in collectively charting a path from the pandemic into a new reality where access to quality education within online, blended, and digital learning is open to all learners, anytime and anywhere.

Student panelists:

  • Kiara Williams, ELE Student Fellow - moderator
  • Mark Lannaman - ELE Student Fellow
  • Mike Odaira - ELE Student Fellow

Thursday November 03, 2022 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Accelerate 2022 Virtual Conference Closing Celebration and Onsite Preview
Date: Thursday, November 3rd
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The sessions may be over, but the fun doesn't stop there! Live music, fun games, virtual celebrations, organically unpredictable Zoom antics...what's not to love? The OLC Accelerate 2022 Closing Celebration will be an experience you don't want to miss, and we hope to see you there!


Saturday November 05, 2022 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
The Impact of Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning: A Blessing or Curse?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maha Alfaleh (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Co-presenter: Kizito Mukuni
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this session is to gain audience perspectives regarding the challenges and opportunities of Emergency Remote Teaching and Learning (ERTL), leading to determining if the experience of transitioning to online during the pandemic was/ wasn't a blessing in disguise. 

 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
"Quality Can’t Be Done in a Checklist”: Applying Faculty Perspectives about Online Course Reviews
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Aimee deNoyelles (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Nancy Swenson (University of Central Florida)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Online course reviews have been in place for five years at our institution. To continuously assess their effectiveness, participating faculty were asked to describe their review experience via surveys and focus groups. In this session, we will identify factors that relate to review success as well as obstacles we plan to overcome.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
A lesson in modern pedagogy: A technology-driven shift from passive to active online learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andreina Parisi-Amon (Engageli)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Higher Education faculty and staff are using technology to create a new type of classroom. Andriena’s session will inspire the audience to re-evaluate how technology can help create impactful digital/hybrid classrooms, highlighting the types of features and tools that support accessibility, active learning, and modern pedagogical practices.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Active learning online - From a vague concept to a quantifiable active learning (AL) score
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christiane Reilly (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session presents a pedagogical course review that quantifies the degree to which active learning is present in the design of an online course with an active learning (AL) score. The AL score is arrived by applying evidence-based design principles in a ready-to use rubric to enhance active learning.    


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
An instructional designer, a faculty member and a student walk into a bar: Demystifying faculty lack of buy in and connecting across roles to improve overall online experiences
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Diana Ruggiero (University of Memphis)
Co-presenter: Trish Lange (University of Memphis)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Learn about practices that connect faculty, instructional designers and students in healthy communication to produce amazing courses


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
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Discovery Session Asynchronous
An SEL-based Approach to Intrinsically Motivating Curriculum and Instruction for Adult Online Learners
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Maggie Broderick (Northcentral University)
Co-presenter: Amy Lyn (Northcentral University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Adult learners choose online learning for convenience and relevance.  Disengagement can hinder retention. Infusing Social Emotional Learning into instruction and curriculum optimizes motivation and engagement. This session explores three elements of intrinsic motivation in online learning: competence, relatedness, and autonomy. Attendees explore strategies for boosting students’ intrinsic motivation with SEL.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Are We Supporting Online Students’ Mental Health?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sue McGorry (DeSales University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The mental health and well-being of students in postsecondary institutions of education has been explored in the last decade in an effort to provide better services to students and support their academic success.  The pandemic of 2020 has significantly changed access to education for many, but the impact of this pivotal change on mental health and well-being is not yet known.  We present a case study of 1752 surveyed students at a liberal arts institution and their need for and access to mental health services.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Cameras Optional: Equity-Minded Teaching with Zoom
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lauren Goodman (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

How can we design learning experiences that counter-balance the panoptic qualities of Zoom? Based on the results of a study of student and instructor experiences of online synchronous learning, we will explore equity-minded strategies for teaching with Zoom that center humanity through the context of learning and encouraging student autonomy.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Central Instructional Design Support Practice: Lessons Learned in International Collaboration on Quality Online Course Development
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Hailan Chen (University of British Columbia)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The session will share the practice and lessons learned in a multi-national multi-university collaboration in quality online course development in higher education. Individuals joining this session will be able to discuss the challenges, approaches, strategies, resources, and recommendations to manage the quality course development in such an endeavor.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Creating Structure and Support for Student Success: Lessons Learned
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elissa T. Mitchell (University of Southern Indiana)
Co-presenter: Jara Dillingham (University of Southern Indiana)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session will highlight the structure and support that one University department has created to help support online and blended students, particularly those new to online learning. Attendees will leave with tangible resources they can use or adapt for their own use.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Infusion with Intentionality at Rasmussen University: A Trifecta Approach
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rikkisha Gilmore-Byrd (Rasmussen College)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

At Rasmussen University, we have chosen an intentional approach to the cyclical process of analysis, design, implementation, with continuous evaluation to ensure we are addressing the need to improve our intercultural competence, by adopting and improving equitable practices and fostering an environment of inclusion for our students, faculty, and staff. This process is guided by a trifecta model that incorporates diversity into course design and curriculum, teaching and learning, and an intentional application using a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) enhanced lens.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Do Graduate Students Utilize the Virtual Research and Writing Development Center in Writing their Dissertations? Why or Why Not?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nick Werse (Baylor University)
Co-presenters: Jess Smith (Baylor University), Corina Kaul (Baylor University), Brenda Davis (Baylor University), Leanne Howell (Baylor University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

What are graduate students’ characteristics who use the online research and writing development center (RWDC)? How often do they visit, what for, and how are the visits associated with dissertation progress?  We share research results with three cohorts of graduate students (n = 150) that examined RWDC engagement and dissertation writing progress.

 
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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Education 4.0 Engineering student learning environments including Virtual labs and the development of Digital Twins
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dennis Dahlquist (California State University-Sacramento)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The Pandemic has caused very creative solutions and accelerated the development of education learning environments. This presentation will explore the development of engineering learning environments and the enhancements made to address these challenges for today and future careers


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  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Effective Faculty Development: Building Leadership Relationships to Support Online Faculty Training Programs
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheneka Gioffredi (Colorado Technical University)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Palmer (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Leveraging a matrix of college leadership to support professional development programming offers a chance to strengthen institutional strategies, inter-departmental communication, and student success. This presentation will equip attendees with effective processes, strategies, and resources to support college-wide professional development programming, from initial planning through implementation and follow-up analysis.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Enhancing Online Student Engagement: What Can Be Achieved with the Power of 3D Spaces and Technologies?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Olivia Sun (Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session introduces how 3D spaces and technologies (e.g. H5P and Mozilla Hubs) are used to create enjoyable and authentic online learning experiences, such as an academic poster conference, virtual language lab, and 3D computer assembly workshop to promote student interactions and motivation.

 


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  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Equitable Leadership: Moving Beyond the Hashtags
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Charles Williams (CW Consulting)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Join me as we use the Equity Framework developed by a team of educators in Chicago Public Schools to address an equity challenge identified in your own space. Attendees will walk away with a personalized purpose that they can share with their school communities and practical resources to begin doing this essential work.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Equity and Innovation: It’s Time to Add Human Voice to OERs
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Molly Cummins (University of Texas at Arlington)
Co-presenter: Melanie Mason (University of Texas Arlington)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

While OER use increases, they require more representational modes for accessibility from a UDL perspective. We believe that adding a human voice component to OERs is more effective than technology-based voice-to-text. We offer suggestions for instructors to add audio during OER creation, as well as upon implementing an existing OER.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Faculty Perceptions of How Their Altruistic and Servant Teaching Behaviors Influence Student Learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robert Krise (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Janet Wakefield-Darvas (6233419645)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session examines the influence of instructor behaviors and student learning by applying servant teaching theory and altruism theory. Faculty, administrators, and students who attend this session will gain a better understanding of how instructor behaviors can influence students to overcome barriers, and equip faculty to help students reach academic success.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Fictional University - Real-Life Applications: Mustang University and Mixed Reality in Higher Ed
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Culver (Southern Methodist University)
Co-presenter: Kiersten Ferguson (Southern Methodist University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Mustang University, a fictional university that includes many components, exists in the Higher Ed program in order to provide a place for students to apply their theory and skills in real-time simulations within a mixed reality setting. Students can explore authentic experiences within the Mustang University setting, including a web site, forms, social media posts from students, etc. As students explore Mustang University, they preprare for an interaction within the mixed reality lab. In the lab, protocols for discussion and reflection help shape a powerful and engaging experience for students. Students can participate in the mixed reality setting either in a lab or virtually. Come and learn how our structure has produced deep learning. 


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Futile or Fruitful? Analyzing Students’ Use of Assignment Feedback
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

For assignment feedback to have value, students must read it. While reading feedback doesn’t promise learning, unread feedback has no impact. Data from 10,000+ artifacts was analyzed to understand conditions in which students are most likely to access assignment feedback. Conclusions offer effective strategies for increasing attention to gradebook comments. 


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Gamifying Greece and Rome: Student Perspectives on Video Game Pedagogy
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robert Stephan (University of Arizona)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

How do you get students to want to learn? This session tackles this question through a case study focused on video game pedagogy in a general education history course. Qualitative and quantitative student feedback suggests this may be an effective strategy for building engagement within an asynchronous online educational environment.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Helping online students succeed: Identifying and addressing gaps in technology and support services
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Songer (Northern Kentucky University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

We used institutional data and surveys of students and faculty to assess the needs of our online students. Based on our results, we implemented specific improvements to online student resources, and developed a plan to follow up and gauge their impact.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Hope and Connection: An institution-wide effort to strengthen online social support and improve students’ mental health
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ying Iverson (Capella University)
Co-presenter: Curtis Brant (Capella University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Experiencing the pandemic's ongoing stress among faculty, students, and staff, the university launched an institution-wide initiative called Hope and Connection to strengthen its online communities' support and highlight mental health awareness. Come to share and discuss the different ways to engage students virtually and the learnings we discover!


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
How Presence in Online Courses Support Students' Persistence
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kelly Isom Ed.D. (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The qualitative research I conducted was focused on how presence in online courses support students' persistence. I discovered seven themes including faculty support, faculty communication, course expectations/student expectations, social connections, student collaboration, student initiative, and making learning connections. This research is valuable to higher education faculty members and administration.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
If the shoe fits: Making a course to fit any instructor
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katherine Fisne (American Public University System)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Brainstorm ways to amplify adjunct faculty voices in the model course design and revision process.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Inclusive Feedback for Equitable Disciplinary Learning: Balancing Student Needs and Teaching-Intensive Online Workloads
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Joanne Giordano (Salt Lake Community College)
Co-presenter: Cassandra Phillips (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session offers strategies for providing inclusive feedback that strengthens students’ disciplinary literacy development while also helping instructors manage a teaching-intensive workload. Participants will learn about meaningful and equitable feedback practices for supporting diverse learners who are inexperienced in online learning.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Leading on Campus: A Cross-Unit Collaboration to Determine Affordable Course Content Initiatives
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Warneka (University System of Maryland - University of Maryland - College Park)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Leading on Campus:  A Cross-Unit Collaboration to Develop Affordable Course Content Strategy

Learn how a cross-unit team, led by University of Maryland Libraries and Teaching Center, used a Strategic Learning Process (Pieterson, 2010) to formulate a strategy for affordable course materials. By conducting a situation analysis with students, colleges, student affairs, and IT they developed a winning proposition for the work. Presentation will provide information on process, as well as key insights.

 

 

 


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Open Educational Resources: Basics Of Open Licensing
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ellana Black (FHI 360)
Co-presenter: Jessamyn Embry (FHI360)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

 

Recent years have seen a growing interest in the Open Education Movement, which seeks to make high-quality research, teaching, and learning materials available to classrooms across the world (UNESCO, 2012). Promotion of Open Educational Resources (OER) to address inequities in education is increasing internationally and at the state and local level, according to the 2017 National Education Technology Plan (Department of Education, 2017). Openly licensed online courses have further helped to fill a void during the virtual pivot in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the legal facets of Open licensing are easy to gloss over when materials can be published in the click of a button. This session aims to clarify misconceptions regarding the licensing and sharing of digital and offline materials by exploring tools to identify, adapt, create, and distribute OER. Participants will distinguish between Open and Closed copyright and identify the range of permissions expressed through various Open licenses.

The presenters will begin with an overview of Open and Closed copyright and take participants through steps to identify license types. They will then guide participants through exploration of the range of permissions expressed through various Open licenses, as demonstrated by the five “Rs”: Retain, Reuse, Revise, Remix, and Redistribute (Creative Commons, 2017), using authentic lesson plans, videos, articles, and course materials as examples. Participants will walk away with user-friendly OER guidelines and templates and increased confidence in creating, reusing, and adapting OER.

 


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Overcoming ABD in the Online Doctoral Program: A Study on Writing Self Efficacy, Apprehension, and Anxiety When Starting the Dissertation Process
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nick Werse (Baylor University)
Co-presenters: Corina Kaul (Baylor University), Leanne Howell (Baylor University), Brenda Davis (Baylor University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Despite the extensive research on writing self efficacy, apprehension, and anxiety, few studies have explored the significance of these three factors for online doctoral students writing their dissertations. This convergent mixed methods study examined diverse graduate students' (n = 53) writing self-efficacy during the dissertation writing process in an online program.


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Graduate Student Discovery Session
Peer-to-Peer: Online Learning Initiatives for Scholarly Writing in Graduate School for Nontraditional Students
Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ashley Butler
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Session Duration: 12hr
Brief Abstract:

Nontraditional students often enter graduate programs without foundational writing and research proficiency. Instructors rarely cover these basics as the expectation is graduate-level work, yet students are ill-equipped. I created a bridge program taught by graduate students to graduate students scaffolded into four modules focusing on scholarly writing and research skills.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Powerful Preeminent Presentations: Public Speaking Essentials to Make your Remote Lectures Pop
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: JORY BASSO (Southern California University of Health Sciences)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Presentation skills are paramount to any instructor but how many have actually received training on public speaking essentials?  Having a PhD doesn't make you a great speaker/presenter. Join Dr. Jory Basso for an evocative discussion on how to improve your presentation skills and create better student engagement and connectedness.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Preparing doctoral candidates through a fully remote virtual residency experience
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Curtis Brant (Capella University)
Co-presenter: Ying Iverson (Capella University)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session describes a virtual residency model to help doctoral students start their research. Participants will learn hybrid strategies to engage students using synchronous and asynchronous techniques. Participants will experience the residency through the lens of a student to develop a researchable topic for their home institution.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Raising the Bar: Grade Inflation in the Online Classroom
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gary Almy (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Helen Hammond (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In this session, faculty and administrators will be presented with ethical ramifications of grade inflation, social constraints, and possible courses of action based on an ethical decision-making framework. Session attendees will be presented key take-a-ways related to raising student academic expectations in the online classroom, provide faculty with tools and resources to augment student learning, provide detailed feedback to further understanding, and for administrators to hold faculty accountable.

 


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Resources for Onboarding Nursing Students to Online Learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Theda (Jody) Hostetler (Ashland University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Although this topic focuses on RN to BSN students in an online program, the resources for onboarding students to online learning are applicable regardless of discipline and setting. All student populations benefit when they are intentionally socialized them to their program and the online learning environment.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Student Reactions to Yellowdig and How Instructors Can Leverage Them for Learner Satisfaction, Self-Regulated Learning, and Cognition
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Aimee Whiteside (University of Tampa)
Co-presenter: Suzanne Ensmann (The University of Tampa)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Researchers explored student experiences in Yellowdig in twenty courses from January 2021 to the present using validated inventories and thematic analysis. Data suggests that instructors can leverage Yellowdig to increase learner satisfaction, social presence, self-regulated learning, and cognition.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Students Become Better Acquainted with a General Chemistry Scientist Through a Scientist Report Writing Assignment
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Danica Nowosielski (Hudson Valley Community College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

How often do students get to delve deeper into the lives of the scientists typically mentioned in a general chemistry class?  A Scientist Report writing assignment has been used to allow students to do just that.  Join this presentation to learn about the assignment and attempt some scientist trivia.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Sustaining A National Strategy for Career and Technical Education: Leveraging Past Programs to Create Future Successes
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The U.S. Department of Labor invested over $2B over 12 years in two major community college initiatives to strengthen their capacities to improve the pipelines to sustainable employment. Wewill demonstrate the capabilities of SkillsCommons: free and open access to online CTE instructional materials, apprenticeship programs, and support to retain SMEs as commuity college instructors.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Sustaining Online Academic Resources Post-Pandemic
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jon Mladic (Rasmussen University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Many institutions offered new virtual support services for online learners during the pandemic, and plan to continue offering them for the foreseeable future. This presentation will focus on best practices for online academic support, primarily approaches that make maintaining resources sustainable and integrating academic support into larger DEI institutional initiatives. 


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Teaching motor control disorders using a new case study in online and hybrid neuroscience and psychology courses
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Babb (University of Houston-Downtown)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Teaching Motor Control Disorders Using a New Case Study in Online and Hybrid Neuroscience and Psychology Courses


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Teams in the Virtual Classroom A Sharing of Practical Experience
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ilene Ringler (Purdue University Global)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The rise of remote workers has demanded a change in the way employees work together. Incorporating team projects and providing support for team success in the classroom will be instrumental in helping organizations continue to achieve success in incorporating virtual teams into their workplace and culture


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
Ten Thousand Little Things: Maximizing Engagement in Online Courses
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dale Emeagwali (Excelsior College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Do you want a quick impactful way to ensure student success? As a key element of student success is faculty presence, this session will provide a formula to achieve high visibility and foster personal connections in your online classes. Participants will learn why and how to personalize their courses.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
The Asynchronous Cookbook: Recipes for Interaction in Online and Hybrid Learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sarah Lohnes Watulak (Middlebury College)
Co-presenter: Jeni Henrickson (Middlebury College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The Asynchronous Cookbook is an openly licensed resource for faculty and instructional designers to expand their knowledge and use of async activities. Meaningful interaction is the key ingredient in all recipes! Join us to learn about how the recipes can be used to help promote equitable and flexible learning design.


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  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
The California Virtual Campus' Course Exchange: Accelerating Student Completions
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marina Aminy (California Virtual Campus-Online Education Initiative/@ONE)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The California Virtual Campus (CVC) is leading the way with an innovative Course Exchange that harnesses the power of the entire California Community College system and pulls together online courses from the entire state's 115 colleges into a single, easy-to-use platform for students.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
The changing world of academic libraries: Competencies for online instruction
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rebeca Peacock (Boise State University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Librarians do more than just buy books. They are teachers! The COVID-19 pandemic changed the teaching world permanently requiring libary instruction to move into online spaces. This presentation describes a competency-based needs assessment to develop 24 competencies needed to meet the challenges of teaching online in a changed world.


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Graduate Student Discovery Session
The Effect of Spaced Learning on Student Achievement in Online Advanced Placement Courses
Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brandi Goodman (Lake Highland Preparatory School)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Session Duration: 12hr
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore the impact course pacing has on student achievement, as measured by the scores achieved on Advanced Placement exams. Analysis of how often students view and engage with online course content will be presented in addition to how the design of each course impacted student pacing.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
The Evolution of a Faculty Learning Community Model to Support Blended Course Design and Teaching
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cub Kahn (Oregon State University)
Co-presenter: Weiwei Zhang (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session describes the evolution of a faculty learning community model over a decade: how it evolved from supporting design of reduced-seat-time hybrid courses, to embracing blended learning broadly during the pandemic, and finally to developing faculty resilience and leadership in teaching and building community.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
The Experience Age: Gamifying Education to Create an Inclusive Environment for Student Learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chelsea Young (University of Arkansas - Little Rock)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

While we currently live in the experience age, the ever-changing world created by the pandemic can often make us feel more overwhelmed and isolated than ever.

Gamifying education is one way we can work against this to foster engagement, build upon student’s prior knowledge, and create an inclusive learning environment.


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  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
The Future of Arts Education: A First-in-Kind Digital Learning Platform
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Martha Lucy (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Co-presenters: Steven Brady (Barnes Foundation), Liza Herzog (Barnes Foundation)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The past two years have seen unprecedented growth in demand for online learning and a commensurate increase in the proliferation of digital learning platforms. With learner motivations and interests becoming increasingly nuanced and diversified, this marks the moment for the creation of a new, immersive, accessible digital arts education platform.

 
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Discovery Session Asynchronous
The Influence of Instructor-Generated Video Content on the Quality of Assignments Completed in Asynchronous Online Philosophy Classes
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bethanie Hansen (American Public University System)
Co-presenters: Andrew Israelsen (American Public University System), Steve Wyre (American Public University System)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This research project focused on the potential relationship between instructor-created explainer videos and student satisfaction (measured by EOC surveys), student engagement (measured by student course access and content completion), and performance (grades and persistence). Sections of PHIL200 were conducted with and without additional instructor explainer videos to guide students in their assignment completion. No other changes were made to the courses. The project somewhat replicated a study by Draus, Curran, and Trempus (2014) in which the overall satisfaction and performance of students were measured when instructor-created video content was added to the discussion forums. Attendees will learn about the interventions applied and the results in students' reported satisfaction and data-verified performance, with a discussion about implications for generalizing in other courses and settings. 


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
The Joy of Online Education: The Unexpected Moments
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Melissa Singh (University of Southern California)
Co-presenters: Kerry Doyle (USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work), Lisa Wobbe-Veit (University of Southern California)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

COVID-19 disrupted financial, socio-emotional, and educational systems on a global scale. Educators strategized how to teach competencies while instilling joy and adhering to the program's mission. This virtual discovery session will detail leveraging technology to reimagine learning and expect the unanticipated joy from innovative learning experiences.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
The Nuts and Bolts of Collaboration: Bridging the Gap Between Faculty Advisors and Student Support Staff to Help Online Doctoral Students Thrive throughout the Dissertation Process
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brenda Davis (Baylor University)
Co-presenters: Jess Smith (Baylor University), Nick Werse (Baylor University), Leanne Howell (Baylor University), Corina Kaul (Baylor University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Join us to learn how we reimagined the relationship between student support staff and dissertation advisors to maximize student success throughout the dissertation process in a 500+ student online doctoral program. This collaborative system integrates writing center staff into dissertation writing courses and the defense process to support student writers.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
The Problem With Color Blindness: Tales of a Black Man Raised White
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Charles Williams (CW Consulting)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

When discussing race and ethnicity, we need to understand that some of the best intentions have unintended consequences. Join me as I share my story of being raised through color blindness and how this approach to equity and inclusion shaped my perceptions and experiences both in and out of school.


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Discovery Session Asynchronous
The Role of Assessment and Feedback Design in Enabling Student Uptake of Feedback
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anna Moni (The American College of Greece - DEREE)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The present study examines the impact of assessment and feedback design on opportunities for feedback encounters, learners’ uptake of instructor feedback, and students’ perceptions of their learning experience in the online component of an undergraduate blended course in English for Academic Purposes. Evidence points towards innovative solutions in the field.


  • Streamed Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Using AI and Cognitive Apprenticeship to Improve the Writing Capacity of Nursing Students
Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Wolf (University of Rochester)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Session Duration: 12hr
Brief Abstract:

Discover how to use artificial intelligence to assess college students’ scholarly writing performance. Learn how to apply the cognitive apprenticeship model to instructional design to improve students’ writing success in one semester. Mixed methods from a quasi-experimental research study will also be shared and recommendations for improving educational equity in higher ed.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Using Learning Analytics Dashboards to Encourage Continuous Course Improvement
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chad Marchong (Georgia State University)
Co-presenters: Justin Lonsbury (Georgia State University), Victoria Patterson (Georgia State University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Learning analytics dashboards has helped us sustain course design relationships with faculty and productively use our implementation terms. This session will offer a look at the dashboards, discuss their development and use, highlight successes of using data with course design, and share the next steps.


  • Streamed Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Virtual Mentoring: An Electric Vehicle for Teacher Equity
Date: Saturday, November 5th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Hoke (University of the Arts)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Session Duration: 12hr
Brief Abstract:

This session shares original research that piloted the virtual delivery of a content-specific novice teacher mentoring program to combat arts teacher isolation and attrition statewide.  Learn about its impacts on novice and experienced arts teachers and how to implement a similar initiative in your own state or district.


Monday November 14, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • Other
Other
Join an Innovation Crew
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

Innovation Crews are flexible communities convened around shared community interests before and during a conference experience. Facilitated by a “Crew Leader”, they provide a space for colleagues to connect, converse, support each other, and be part of a smaller group within the larger conference. Select a group that aligns with your interests and join a cohort of colleagues dedicated to both navigating OLC Accelerate together and co-constructing a meaningful learning experience.


Monday November 14, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Europe 2
  • Other
Other
The Sanctuary
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

Everyone needs a break and time to decompress when at a large conference. Take advantage of the opportunities to unplug and refocus. During the conference, join us here for some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice self-care as we turn our focus inward for a few brief moments.


Monday November 14, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Europe 4
  • Other
Other
The Grading Room
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Christine Hinkley (The Online Learning Consortium (OLC))
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 4
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

The Grading Room was designed to provide dedicate space and resources for those needing to take time away from conference sessions and programming for things like grading. Please note that this room is expected to be a quite one, meant to facilitate focus and space for those needing to grade or otherwise work. For questions related to the Grading Room, please visit the conference registration desk.


Monday November 14, 2022 - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere II
  • Leadership
Symposium Session
Digital Leadership: Humanizing How We Communicate, Teach and Lead Online
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Josie Ahlquist (Florida State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the definition and enactment of leadership were changing. With digital communication tools, higher ed leaders are tasked not only to strategize what, where, and when to post but creating authentic and genuine connections with their campus communities. 

Using research over the last ten years from faculty, administrators, and campus executives, this keynote teaches how to apply a strategic and values-based approach to leveraging social media. The framework for digital leadership is not just for improving your personal brand, but a humanizing way to reach students, support staff, celebrate faculty, and more. This session will show how actual higher ed leaders are integrating tools like social media using the guiding principles of digital leadership, including personalization, change, connection, strategy, and legacy.

This session is available only to registered attendees of the Leadership Network Symposium.  


Monday November 14, 2022 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere IV
  • Master Class
Master Class
Designing for Divergence: Establishing Neuro-inclusive Classrooms
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tracy Balduzzi (Syracuse University)
Co-presenter: Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

It is estimated that up to 30% of learners in your classroom may have some form of neurodivergence including autism, ADHD, and more. (Conditt, 2020, para. 4). They are gifted with a unique way of processing information but face challenges of learning in classrooms that do not support this variance.


There is a fee of $300 for this pre-conference Master Class. You may also register for this Master Class as part of a special $550 Combo package of 2 Master Classes (1 AM and 1 PM class).

 
Monday November 14, 2022 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere V
  • Master Class
  • Leadership
Master Class
Moving from Surviving to Thriving: Effective Practices for Addressing Self-Care and Burnout
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Co-presenters: Lynn Wahl (UNC Charlotte), Karri Kennedy (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Burned out? Just practice self-care! Except it’s not that easy, is it? In this interactive workshop, we’ll skip right past the hype and look deep under the hood at what causes burn out. We’ll help you to identify what self-care actually means for you, discuss how to influence your own mental models with story, and explore ways to practice self-care holistically rather than individually. 


There is a fee of $300 for this pre-conference Master Class. You may also register for this Master Class as part of a special $550 Combo package of 2 Master Classes (1 AM and 1 PM class).

 
Monday November 14, 2022 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere IV
  • Master Class
Master Class
Build Your Own Escape Room: Theoretical Foundations, Models, and Practical Design Tips
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma), Cody House (The George Washington University), Laura Geringer (PumpkinBerry Consulting)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

You are trapped in a room and the clock is ticking down! There are a collection of puzzles scattered around the space and you must work alongside friends, coworkers, and potentially strangers to escape in time. Join us as we look under the hood and break down the process for designing, developing, and implementing Escape Rooms in physical or virtual environments.

Escape Rooms offer a framework to engage participants in collaborative challenges, encourage individuals to overcome failure through play, and utilize mystery and curiosity to motivate learning experiences. Such activities are rich for a variety of contexts like team building, self-directed learning, and breaking down social barriers in classrooms, as part of professional development or to hook the attention of individuals from any learning environment. At its core, Escape Rooms can be as simple as a collection of small challenges that are narratively connected. We will focus on this accessible form of Escape Room activities.

During this session we will begin by exploring readymade Escape Room activities from four different creators who bring a variety of approaches to this space. Additionally, these examples are crafted with the intention you could reuse or remix them to suit your own needs. Following this experiential activity, the presenters will share their familiarity, scholarship, and recommendations for using Escape Rooms as engaging activities. Lastly, there will be significant development time for attendees to experiment and craft their own Escape Room challenges alongside the aid of the presenters.

By the end of this session, participants will have the beginnings of their own Escape Room ready to deploy or expand.Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Access the readymade, and easily customizable, Escape Room elements and activities to implement into their own project
  • Develop a prototype Escape Room
  • Exclusive access to the OLC Accelerate 2022 Escape Room

There is a fee of $300 for this pre-conference Master Class. You may also register for this Master Class as part of a special $550 Combo package of 2 Master Classes (1 AM and 1 PM class).

 
Monday November 14, 2022 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere V
  • Master Class
Master Class
RSI FTW (For the Win!): Actionable Approaches for Ensuring Regular and Substantive Interaction in Online and Blended Learning Courses
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (SUNY Online)
Co-presenters: Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater), Eric Loeppe (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Meaningful engagement between instructors and students is an essential component of successful online and blended learning, driving higher quality interactions and experiences. This aligns with accreditation requirements as well as the Department of Education’s rules requiring courses to include regular and substantive interaction (RSI) especially in distance and competency-based education "to ensure federal financial aid funds are used appropriately."

In this workshop, your facilitators will 1) discuss how to create a learning environment that cultivates quality, meaningful interactions and 2) share innovative, best-practice examples of regular and substantive interaction in action across diverse contexts. Participants will explore the tools and approaches to best support students in sharing their ideas and engaging more deeply in their learning, as well as collaborate with their colleagues on developing high-impact strategies for ensuring RSI. This workshop is perfect for educators, practitioners, and designers with any experience level with RSI - it is geared towards anyone looking to reflect on and deppen points of engagement in the courses that they are building, teaching, and continuously improving.

Participants will leave this workshop with greater understanding and practical knowledge for how to:

  • Identify the essential elements of Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI)
  • Apply the OSCQR Rubric to assess and improve RSI within online and blended courses
  • Evaluate use cases for practical, easy-to-use tools to assist in cultivating engagement
  • Develop a plan of action to drive higher quality interactions and experiences

There is a fee of $300 for this pre-conference Master Class. You may also register for this Master Class as part of a special $550 Combo package of 2 Master Classes (1 AM and 1 PM class).

 
Monday November 14, 2022 - 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Atlantic Exhibit Hall
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
Exhibit Hall Preview
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Exhibit Hall
Session Duration: 2hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for some fun and casual networking as a way to build community. There will be games, there will be prizes, there will be snacks and refreshments...and there's bound to be some amazing new connections made at this OLC Accelerate Exhibit Hall Preview.


Monday November 14, 2022 - 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Atlantic Exhibit Hall - OLC Cafe and Mercantile
  • Other
Other
OLC Cafe and Mercantile
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Exhibit Hall - OLC Cafe and Mercantile
Session Duration: 2hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Inspired by local cafes and coffee shops, OLC's Cafe and Mercantile is designed as a space for community to gather around music, food, and all things local. With each conference, our community travels from location to location. Through the OLC Cafe and Mercantile, we are able to connect with local arts and change-makers with the collective goals of critically situating our work in a sense of place and advancing more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and socially just learning environments. Throughout the conference, we will welcome a variety of local artists as they "take the stage" to perform and engage in storytelling with us. We will also invite OLC community members to hop on mic or the stage to share their own talents.


Monday November 14, 2022 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Convention Foyer
  • Other
Other
Early Registration
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Don't wait in line Tuesday morning and miss portions of a our Field Guide events, the Escape Room, or the Blended Learning Symposium.  Check-in at conference registration Monday evening from 3-6pm ET to pick up your conference badge and materials. After you check-in, take part in the Monday evening Exhibit Hall Preview (3:00pm-5:30pm, Atlantic Exhibit Hall), where you will have an opportunity to get a jump-start on your exhibitor stamp card (for fabulous prizes) and enjoy some snacks and fun refreshments.  Be sure to make your travel plans to arrive early enough on Monday to participate in these events and enjoy the Disney Boardwalk area. 

OLC Accelerate 2022 registration is located in the Convention Foyer off the lobby of the WDW Dolphin Resort lobby.   


Monday November 14, 2022 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • Other
Other
Field Guide Base Station - Early Registration Field Guide Consulting
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

The Field Guide Base Station was designed as a ‘just-in-time’ resource to enhance the conference experience. Stop by anytime for help, guidance, recommendations, or even directions!


Monday November 14, 2022 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Atlantic Exhibit Hall - OLC Cafe and Mercantile
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
Conference Volunteer VIP Cocktail Party
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Exhibit Hall - OLC Cafe and Mercantile
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Our Volunteers are the heart of our conference programming. If you are an OLC Accelerate 2022 conference volunteer, join us for this special evening event so that we can both celebrate your services to our community and gather for light-hearted fun and games.


Monday November 14, 2022 - 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • Other
Other
Field Guide Tour the Swan/Dolphin Resort
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the OLC Accelerate Field Guides and other conference attendees for a tour of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort and Convention Center. There is no better way to explore this hotel and learn about conference layout than on a guided tour with the OLC Field Guides.


Monday November 14, 2022 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Crescent Terrace (Swan)
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
Leadership Network and Blended Learning Symposium Reception
Date: Monday, November 14th
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Crescent Terrace (Swan)
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Following a full day of programming, join us for food and beverages as we celebrate the formal launch of our leadership and blended learning network communities. This reception is a closed event and requires registration to either the Leadership Network or Blended Learning Symposiums.


Not attending the Leadership Network Symposium or Blended Learning Symposium? Attendees and guests are invited to purchase a ticket to the Monday evening symposium reception. Come meet other attendees and learn what the symposiums are all about!

 
Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Asia 3
  • Other
Other
Rise and Shine: Daily Fitness Jumpstart with Coach Jesse
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jesse Pagel (True Fitness LLC)
Track: N/A
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Get a jumpstart on your conference day with Coach Jesse!  In this 60-minute workout, Coach Jesse will walk attendees through a series of functional fitness movements that will help get the mind and body ready for a full day of conference sessions! Scaling and modifications are available to accommodate all fitness levels. Please wear workout clothing and workout shoes. Be sure to bring a water bottle and come ready to move!  Attendees will be asked to sign a waiver before participating. Jesse is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer and a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • Other
Other
Field Guide Base Station - Field Guide Consulting
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 4hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

The Field Guide Base Station was designed as a ‘just-in-time’ resource to enhance the conference experience. Stop by anytime for help, guidance, recommendations, or even directions!


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Europe 3
  • Other
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness - a Guided Meditation Session
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Start your day with some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice some self-care as we turn our focus inward for a short while.  Mindfulness has been defined as a practice of "bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occuring in the present moment" (Baer, 2003).  Clark Shah-Nelson will lead this guided mindful meditation session geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Accelerate 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 in The Sanctuary (Europe 2) 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 November 15, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Southern Hemisphere IV
  • Other
Other
Field Guide Power Hour
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

We're switching things up with this year's Power Hour! Learn what's new at OLC Accelerate this year, sure, but more importantly come reunite with old friends, meet new ones, and start your conference experience with casual fun and community building. Halfway through this session, we will welcome newcomers to the conference as they join the Field Guide Power Hour from an onboarding session.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Southern Hemisphere V
  • Other
Other
First Timers Welcome and Orientation
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

If you’re looking for support in orienting to the conference, the First Timers Welcome and Orientation is a must! Get support in planning your conference experience and kick things off with some casual networking. Halfway through this session, we will join the Field Guide Power Hour to meet the broader OLC community.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E4
  • Other
Other
OLC Accelerate's 2022 Escape Room
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere E4
Session Duration: 4hr
Brief Abstract:

The OLC Escape Room has become an OLC Accelerate staple. Don't miss out on this fun, gameful, and challenging opportunity to team up with others for your chance at escaping this year's educational escape room!


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • Other
Other
Join an Innovation Crew
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

Innovation Crews are flexible communities convened around shared community interests before and during a conference experience. Facilitated by a “Crew Leader”, they provide a space for colleagues to connect, converse, support each other, and be part of a smaller group within the larger conference. Select a group that aligns with your interests and join a cohort of colleagues dedicated to both navigating OLC Accelerate together and co-constructing a meaningful learning experience.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Europe 3
  • Other
Other
The Sanctuary
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

Everyone needs a break and time to decompress when at a large conference. Take advantage of the opportunities to unplug and refocus. During the conference, join us here for some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice self-care as we turn our focus inward for a few brief moments.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Europe 4
  • Other
Other
The Grading Room
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Christine Hinkley (The Online Learning Consortium (OLC))
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 4
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

The Grading Room was designed to provide dedicate space and resources for those needing to take time away from conference sessions and programming for things like grading. Please note that this room is expected to be a quite one, meant to facilitate focus and space for those needing to grade or otherwise work. For questions related to the Grading Room, please visit the conference registration desk.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Europe 7
  • Other
Other
Cruising The Block With Your Innovation Crew (Innovation Crew Meet-Up)
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 7
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

Participants are invited to engage with Crews by attending the same session(s) or activity(s). Meet up with your crew lead to debrief and plan your next steps. Check Slack and Engagez for specific meet-up times.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Europe 8
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Your OLC Accelerate 2022 OLC Live! Experience
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite with Streaming
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 8
Session Duration: 9hr
Brief Abstract:

As part of the broader Virtual and Onsite Experience at #OLCAccelerate 2022, OLC Live! is a catered virtual lounge and conversation space where participants can engage directly with keynote speakers, select presenters, and other attendees. Join our OLC Live! hosts Olysha Magruder and Mel Edwards for your chance to connect virtually with a variety of personalities from the OLC community. This year's OLC Live! will be driving around the conference, catching a glimpse of the scenery. Watch out for the ""Stop"" sign - you might get stopped! OLC Live! is open to the entire OLC Community whether you are a registered OLC Accelerate 2022 Conference attendee or not. Come join the conversations!


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • Other
Other
Field Guides - Talk-Abouts
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A semi-facilitated walk along the lake on the International Gateway leading to Epcot and the Disney Boardwalk with OLC Accelerate colleagues for some casual networking and remarkable sights.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Atlantic Exhibit Hall - Engagement Boulevard
  • Other
Other
Engagement Boulevard
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Exhibit Hall - Engagement Boulevard
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Looking for a place to meet others, try new technologies, relax, have fun, or engage in new models and pedagogies? If this is you, you'll want to be sure to stop by the Engagement Boulevard on your OLC Accelerate 2022 Conference journey. Open throughout the conference during regular Exhibit Hall hours, the Engagement Boulevard will be your main hub for interacting with this year's engagement team and their dynamic programming.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Atlantic Exhibit Hall - OLC Cafe and Mercantile
  • Other
Other
OLC Cafe and Mercantile
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Exhibit Hall - OLC Cafe and Mercantile
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Inspired by local cafes and coffee shops, OLC's Cafe and Mercantile is designed as a space for community to gather around music, food, and all things local. With each conference, our community travels from location to location. Through the OLC Cafe and Mercantile, we are able to connect with local arts and change-makers with the collective goals of critically situating our work in a sense of place and advancing more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and socially just learning environments. Throughout the conference, we will welcome a variety of local artists as they "take the stage" to perform and engage in storytelling with us. We will also invite OLC community members to hop on mic or the stage to share their own talents.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • Other
Other
Field Guide Tour the Swan/Dolphin Resort
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the OLC Accelerate Field Guides and other conference attendees for a tour of the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort and Convention Center. There is no better way to explore this hotel and learn about conference layout than on a guided tour with the OLC Field Guides.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Europe 8
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live! Behind the Scenes - Technology Test Kitchen
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Session Modality: Onsite with Streaming
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 8
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

In this OLC Live! interview, you will hear from the mad scientists in the Technology Test Kitchen. We will highlight an engaging way to broadcast and create videos with streaming tools. And we will also be testing the technology throughout the day!


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Americas Seminar
  • Other
Other
Exposition Foundry Challenge: Improvisational Design
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Industry partners are key stakeholders in and across the field of online, blended, and digital learning. Apart from bringing us new technologies, services, and other tools and resources, they offer us new insights through thought leadership. Join us for this year's Exposition Foundry Challenge as we test a willing group of industry partners on their improvisational design skills. You can either join a team for a chance to earn a prize or actively participate through key audience member roles.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Europe 1
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live! Variety Show
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Onsite with Streaming
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Come celebrate the vast talents of your OLC community at the Variety Show. This is sure to be exciting and fun entertainment!


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1/A2
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Strategies and Tips for Publishing: An Express Workshop
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kristen Gay
Co-presenters: Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.), Andrew Swindell (Online Learning Consortium (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1/A2
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Are you working on a project you hope to publish or perhaps interested in learning from member's of OLC's Research Center staff and community about current publishing trends and practices? Join us for this express workshop where you can work directly with others to advance your scholarship and leave with practical publishing tips and strategies. Importantly, bring your ideas, drafts, and projects with you. In the spirit of the Engagement Block Party, this express workshop will by highly interactive and is designed like a writing workshop (where you workshop your ideas alongside others).


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere C/D
  • Other
Other
Engagement Block Party and Lunch
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere C/D
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Customize your order. The engagement block is structured around participants' needs and aspirations with digital learning explorations, technology innovation and creative expressions. Let our engagement crew members guide you through this pitstop of engagement opportunities that can ignite your ideas, recharge your batteries or give you a cool new set of wheels for your faculty development, student engagement or networking processes. Drive on through, slow down a while and let our crews guide your journey through cool improvements for your work.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1/E2
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Building Asynchronous Learning Environments: An Express Workshop
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Katie Schuster (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1/E2
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

In designing quality asynchronous digital learning environments, we must move beyond efforts to directly translate from activities designed for synchronous learning. In this express workshop, we will explore a series of fully asynchronous models and will discuss effective practices for designing with the asynchronous in mind.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
An Introduction to Storytelling: 3 Models for Engaged Learning: An Express Workshop
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Integrating storytelling into your pedagogical practices can be an impactful entry point and anchor for engagement. In this express workshop, you will have the opportunity to interact with three unique models for storytelling in digital learning environments. Those who attend will leave with foundational resources and strategies designed to support you as you weave story into your own practices.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Engage Through Interaction: Unlock Your Jedi Skills With These Tools
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Fred Aebli (Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) - Scranton)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Whether you are new to creating classroom community or have an established relationship with your students, there are digital tools (free & paid) that you can use that make connecting with your students fun, lively, and may even give insight to other things that interest them.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Behind the Scenes: Partnering with Hollywood to Engage Learners through VR Storytelling in Biology
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Peter van Leusen (Arizona State University)
Co-presenter: Renee Pilbeam (Arizona State University-Skysong)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In 2020, a large public research university located in the Southwest partnered with Dreamscape Immersive, co-founded by Film Producer Walter Parkes (Men in Black III), to design highly-engaging learning experiences for introductory biology courses. Utilizing the expertise of storytelling, this collaboration developed multiple VR labs for in-person and online learners.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Transforming Math Pathways within a University Ecosystem Project Framework
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kiran Budhrani (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Co-presenter: J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many problems we face today in higher education involve interdependent structures, multiple stakeholders, and often stem from legacy systems that either are working together or are now left siloed. Such problems are wickedly challenging to untangle and require a systems thinking approach. We present an ecosystems framework that paved the way for Math Pathways transformation at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
A Straight Line to Student Perception of Instruction: Challenges to Capturing the Student Voice
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session presents UCF's research examining 1,527,119 student perception of instruction responses for the years 2017-2021. We found that 66% of students “straight-lined” the form, raising the question of the validity of these data for course evaluation purposes and resulting in our institution’s re-evaluation of this process.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Top 20 Inclusive Classroom Strategies
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Analisa McMillan (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Co-presenters: Peggy Moore (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Kimberly Michael (University of Nebraska Medical Center), Tanya Custer (University of Nebraska Medical Center)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we explore inclusive classrooms and share our Top 20 strategies that we use to create classroom inclusivity for our on-campus and online students. We will give you the strategies and tools you need to create your own inclusive classroom during this session, including an inclusive classroom checklist. 


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Is Anyone Watching? Using Analytics to Inform Course Design
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sara Ombres (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many of us create personalized videos and use module overviews and wrap-ups in our courses. However, are students even viewing them? If not, how can we increase these views? In this session, we will discuss how to use analytics to determine how and where to share these resources.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3/A4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Disruption to the Practice of Instructional Design During COVID-19
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Donna Petherbridge (NC State University)
Co-presenter: Jessica White (North Carolina State University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3/A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A thematic analysis of interviews conducted with 33 instructional designers revealed impacts to instructional design practice during COVID-19 including: differentiating emergency remote teaching from well-designed instruction, the increasing visibility of the ID role, challenges with social connections, increasing workloads, and additional challenges related to time, access, resources, and remote learning.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1/E2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Benefits and Challenges of Collaborative Learning in Asynchronous Online Course
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Paul Hettler (Pennsylvania Western University)
Co-presenter: Elizabeth Jones (PennWest University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1/E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Evidence demonstrates improved educational outcomes when students engage with each other in the educational process (collaborative learning). While asynchronous learning makes this challenging, it does not rule out the possibility. In this session, we review the benefits and perils of online team-based activities, offer measurable learning outcomes, and share student insights. 


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
60 Second Videos to Pique Students Interest
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Mendoza (Alamo College District Office)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It's no secret that students spend more time focused on social media than in the classroom. Join me in learning how to effectively teach on social media. Grasp the student's attention with a thought-provoking but simplistic approach for even the hardest of subjects. 


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Evaluating Faculty Adoption of Digital Case Studies: Lessons Learned from a Federally-Funded Faculty Development Project
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Robert Strong Jr (Texas A &M University)
Co-presenters: Amy Harder (University of Florida), Nicole Stedman (University of Florida)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Attendees will learn how to improve the adoption of digital teaching and eLearning instructional technologies in higher education by applying Rogers’ (2003) theory of the diffusion of innovations. A faculty development academy’s digital case studies will be used to illustrate how the theory can be applied to improve practice.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Evidence-based Inclusive Online Teaching Practices
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Judith Littlejohn (SUNY - Genesee Community College)
Co-presenter: John Kane (SUNY - State College at Oswego)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A lively discussion of evidence-based strategies for creating inclusive, accessible, engaging environments where all students can achieve their academic goals. Focus includes a) structuring the online course, b) presenting learning materials, c) engaging students, and d) assessing outcomes by following UDL principles and best practices for active learning, equitable assessment, and metacognition.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Animal Behavior- A Living Science Experiment in a Lab Kit!
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Shannon McGurk (Carolina Distance Learning)
Co-presenter: Carrie Blum (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join Carolina Distance Learning to complete one of our remote hands-on labs for students that uses living organisms. We will observe and identify isopod behavior based on movement and analyze the effects of humidity on isopod orientation.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
A Better Way to Teach Calculus
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Louise Krmpotic (DigitalEd)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many students view calculus as intimidating and difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. In this presentation we will explore why calculus can be difficult to both learn and teach. As well we will demonstrate how using digital tools like Möbius can make complex mathematical subjects simpler to understand.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Aligning values - An Industry Partner's Role in Supporting Institutional Priorities
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: S. Raj Chaudhury (University of South Alabama)
Co-presenters: Shelley Kurland (County College of Morris), Joe Thomas (Symbiosis Educational Consultants)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, presenters from a leading community college and a regional public research university will share their firsthand experience with an Online Program Experience (OPX) partner and the particular steps they have taken in shaping the elements of their collaboration to fit institutional needs and culture.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Experience the new way to manage academic operations: APL nextED
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kathleen Gibson (APL nextED)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The world of higher education has changed... learn why your approach to managing academic operations should too.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere I
Concurrent Session 1
  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Online Teaching Framework: Implementing a Scalable Online Quality Framework in the Midst of Change
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Felicity Grandjean (Dallas College)
Co-presenter: Shani Suber (Dallas College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Dallas College responded to change (with remote learning, organizational restructuring, federal guidelines for distance education, and evolving technologies) by developing its standard for online quality, the Online Teaching Framework. Learn about its adoption and engagement strategies for 70K students, 3K faculty, and 20K courses.


Discovery Session
Personalizing Digitized Assessments and Remediation using an Automated Micro-Credentialing Framework for Canvas LMS
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Paul Amoruso (University of Central Florida)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An online assessment and remediation protocol with accompanying Python-based toolset is developed to engage undergraduate tutors who identify and fill knowledge gaps of at-risk learners. Digitized assessments, personalized tutoring, and automated micro-credentialing scripts for Canvas LMS are used to issue skill-specific badges which motivate the learner incrementally, while increasing self-efficacy.


  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Scaling Up with "PUBLISHER"
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Maeghen Kuhn (University of the Cumberlands)
Co-presenters: Lois McWhorter (University of the Cumberlands), Matthew Anneken (Cengage Learning)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

INSTITUTION and PUBLISHER have developed a course design model that promotes faculty development, instructional design integrity, student success, and administrative collaboration.  In this presentation, we will share our design model, decision-making process, benefits for faculty and students, how PUBLISHER and INSTITUTION work together, and textbook management across course sections.


Discovery Session
Specifications Grading Structures Implemented in an Online Undergraduate Research Course
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Beverly Dabney (University of Michigan-Flint)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A specifications grading system was implemented in an online undergraduate research course. The presenter will share three different formats used and data on how students responded and performed under each specifications grading structure. Participants will receive handouts detailing the specifications grading structures used and templates to incorporate into their courses.


Discovery Session
Student Engagement through Facebook and Youtube
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jonathan Zaccarini (Columbia Mailman School of Public Health)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A popular adage is "Learning is everywhere;" however, Click-Link-Connect educational programs still struggle with student social connection. Educational programs need continious annual imrovement to improve remote educational experiences. Social media networks can promote learner engagement in a remote setting.  The purpose of this paper is to theoretically demonstrate how a summer program in BELL, or Building Educators for Better Life, was used as a model to redesign a pre-exisiting program that can improve student engagement with technology while maintaining the core goals of the organization. This paper addresses instructional practices that need improvement, how the addition of social media networks can facilitate this while promoting student engagement in a remote environment. The utilization of social media networks as educational tools reveals the flexible nature of scaffolding online learning while mitigating skepticism toward it.

 
Discovery Session
Student Success: Voices and Barriers to Online Learning
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Bethanne Shriner (UW-Stout)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to identify the barriers and strategies leading to success by returning adults that are non-traditional learners enrolled in online programs. The research team was committed to embracing organic student voices and applying their insight and experiences to guide responsive instructional practices.  


  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Ten Years Later: Lessons Learned about Crisis Management and Instructional Technology
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Hanna Howell (University of Alabama - UA Online)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

All higher education institutions are susceptible to crisis situations and research shows institutions tend to be more reactive than proactive in crisis situations. In this session, learn about ways to utilize the instructional technology you have to prepare you for the next crisis event. 


Discovery Session
The Engaged Online Educator and Student – A Framework for Efficiency, Predictability and Engagement in Wholly Online Part-Time Master’s Program
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amy Lavin (Temple University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Attendees will learn the key aspects of the two course in one model – a framework developed for interleaving multiple courses in a program.  We will focus on the engagement strategies including cases, guest speakers and critical success factors for connecting with students across disciplines with varied skillsets in a wholly online, but largely synchronous environment.


Discovery Session
The Evolution Of Micro-blogging Over Time And Its impact On Student Learning And Engagement In Higher Education
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jane Costello (Memorial University of Newfoundland)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Active learning and engagement are contributors to students’ success. We followed the use and evolution of micro-blogging over time. We will share our findings regarding how it affected student engagement and success through active learning and assessment. Attendees will be encouraged to share their knowledge and experiences.


Discovery Session
The Incredible Flexible Hyflex! The Best Practices of the Ultra-Flexible Hyflex Course
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Timothy Loatman (Collegis Education)
Co-presenter: Rebecca Anderson (Collegis Education)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Planning learning pathways for face-to-face synchronous, remote synchronous, and asynchronous students can be tricky. We will explore the learning map from course objective to gradebook with an in-depth how-to. Highlighted are the advantages and disadvantages of the modality, best practices, and a look inside a live Hyflex course.Planning learning pathways for face-to-face synchronous, remote synchronous, and asynchronous students can be tricky. We will explore the learning map from course objective to gradebook with an in-depth how-to. Highlighted are the advantages and disadvantages of the modality, best practices, and a look inside a live Hyflex course.


Discovery Session
Tutoring with Technology: Say Goodbye to Pen and Paper
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kelly Metz Davis (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Co-presenter: Kathleen Brady (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

College students use their cell phones for everything.  As faculty members have long utilized a variety of teaching and learning strategies which traditionally have been demonstrated through visual examples on a white board or by pen and paper….until now.  The innovative use of iPad technology with the Notability App has effectively reinforced the student learning process for students at the post-secondary level.


Discovery Session
Use Explainer Videos to Be the "Guide on the Side" at All Hours, Day and Night
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Bethanie Hansen (American Public University System)
Co-presenters: Andrew Israelsen (American Public University System) (Virtual Presenter), Steve Wyre (American Public University System) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Have you ever wondered what might happen if you were able to answer your online students' questions at the moment of need when teaching an asynchronous class? In this session, you will learn how to create instructor explainer-videos that guide students through the ins and outs of completing their assignments and place these videos in the course locations where your students are most likely to view them. Participants will learn how to build explainer videos, draft their own plans to create them, and explore typical data faculty might review to determine whether students have used the videos and which videos appear to have a helpful impact on student success. We will illustrate with examples, provide a guide sheet to help you plan, and engage in discussion throughout the session to explore additional applications.


Discovery Session
Why "Simple" Works to Engage Every Student: Use Risk Mitigation and Debriefs to Deepen Learning and Critical Analysis
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: William Gordon (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Increase participation in learning by facilitating students to teach one another and learn together! When you stay focused and keep things simple, it decreases identity-based concerns that block students.  Utilizing easily applied techniques, you can help students think more deeply and critically while teaching your most complex topics!


  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Wordswordswords: The peripandemic imperitive for periapsis in (y)our professional word praxis
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jonathan Lashley (Idaho State Board of Education)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join three language nerds as they channel their shared affinity for le mot juste into productive provocations for you and (y)our professional colleagues to consider when it comes to describing what we do and its value to the world.


Discovery Session
“But I hate online course discussions. Why do we have to do this again? Creating Reinvigorating Student to Student and Faculty Member Conversations”
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amy Dye-Reeves (Texas Tech University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Have you ever had a class that hates contributing to the digital course discussion boards held within varying learning management systems? Have you ever just raked your brain and could not figure out meaningful ways for interactivity? Look no further; this session will provide student engagement within academic courses. 


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere II
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Scalable Faculty Development to Support Successful Transition of Institutional Learning Management System
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jason Rhode (Northern Illinois University)
Co-presenters: Jason Underwood (Northern Illinois University Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center), Megan Holt (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about a 3-week transition academy with partnerships model that has been shown to successfully equip faculty to transition to a new LMS as well as highlight quality course design standards and development best practices. See samples and ideas shared that you can implement immediately at your institution! 


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere III
Concurrent Session 1
  • Summit
  • HBCU
Summit
Fusion Summit - Part 1: Institutional Strategies for Affordable Learning Solutions at Florida's HBCUs: Adopting Free and Open Educational Resources that Improve Student Success
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Co-presenter: Jean-Jacques Medastin (Edward Waters College)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Southern Hemisphere III
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Bethune Cookman University and Edward Waters University have been HBCU leaders in implementing institutional programs to significantly reduce the cost of course materials, improving affordability of education and student success.  Lessons learned, success strategies, and tangible as well as intangible outcomes will be presented. Presenters will also share tips for securing faculty buy-in and highlight artifacts that demonstrate OER infusion.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere IV
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Flipping the Virtual Classroom: A Multimodal Approach to Telehealth Competency Development
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Laurie Posey (The George Washington University)
Co-presenter: Christine Pintz (The George Washington University)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As the “typical” classroom shifts from physical to virtual, how can we optimize time apart and together? Learn how one program blends self-directed eLearning, interactive webinars and virtual simulations to develop nurse practitioner students’ telehealth competency. Discuss strategies for moving away from lecture-style webinars to maximize interaction and experiential learning.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Leadership
Workshop
Project Management, Change Management, and Now F’ing Management: Strategies to Managing Teams Managing Innovations in Higher Education
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A1/A2
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Roadmap to Authentic Assessment: A Proactive Approach to Academic Integrity in Quality Online Learning
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Caryn Sever (Northern Virginia Community College)
Co-presenter: Kim Grewe (Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA))
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1/A2
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come join us in our exploration of authentic assessment in online learning.  We will share a variety of examples in various formats. This interactive workshop will use role-playing and scenarios to make the case authentic assessment provides accurate evidence of student learning and is a more equitable, student-centered strategy.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
WIIFM: Webinar Best Practices to Increase your Reach!
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Julie Hernandez (Western Governors University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore simple tips and tricks to promote interest and engagement in synchronous seminar/webinar events as well as tools to maximize those events for asynchronous use. We will focus on prompting the WIIFM (what’s in it for me) to help drive audience participation and engagement.  Attendees will develop, identify and produce a short asynchronous video commercial for later use in their seminar/webinar development.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • HBCU
  • Leadership
Workshop
Why Race is Hard to Talk about? Insight & Strategies from Psychology
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Omid Fotuhi (WGU Labs)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

There is currently intense debate around topics of race and racism. University administrators and leadership are concerned about the risk of tension around these charged social issues surfacing and causing division and conflict among their students. At the same time, they may be reluctant to engage in the conversations needed for healing because of the concerns about being viewed negatively. In this interactive discussion, we will identify the psychological forces responsible for inaction, and conclude with recommended strategies to better foster belonging and support students’ needs at critical junctures during their college enrollment. 


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere V
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Leadership
Workshop
Designing for Change: An IELOL Design Sprint Challenge
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Katie Schuster (Online Learning Consortium), Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Staples of the Online Learning Consortium’s professional development offerings, IELOL-USA and IELOL Global, provide our community unique opportunities to grow in their leadership skills and experience. Each feature a distinctly different design challenge, situating leaders in action and addressing real-world problems through their solutions. In this session, we invite participants to join us for mini versions of these design challenges through the OLC IELOL Design Sprints! Come join us in collaboratively contributing to change-oriented assets / resources. Learn more about how to develop a design sprint learning activity as well as more about the IELOL-USA and IELOL-Global programs along the way. And most importantly, develop some leadership skills within the span of this workshop.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Atlantic Exhibit Hall - Engagement Boulevard
  • Other
Other
Engagement Boulevard
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Exhibit Hall - Engagement Boulevard
Session Duration: 3hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Looking for a place to meet others, try new technologies, relax, have fun, or engage in new models and pedagogies? If this is you, you'll want to be sure to stop by the Engagement Boulevard on your OLC Accelerate 2022 Conference journey. Open throughout the conference during regular Exhibit Hall hours, the Engagement Boulevard will be your main hub for interacting with this year's engagement team and their dynamic programming.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Atlantic Exhibit Hall - OLC Cafe and Mercantile
  • Other
Other
OLC Cafe and Mercantile
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Exhibit Hall - OLC Cafe and Mercantile
Session Duration: 3hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Inspired by local cafes and coffee shops, OLC's Cafe and Mercantile is designed as a space for community to gather around music, food, and all things local. With each conference, our community travels from location to location. Through the OLC Cafe and Mercantile, we are able to connect with local arts and change-makers with the collective goals of critically situating our work in a sense of place and advancing more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and socially just learning environments. Throughout the conference, we will welcome a variety of local artists as they "take the stage" to perform and engage in storytelling with us. We will also invite OLC community members to hop on mic or the stage to share their own talents.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • Other
Other
Field Guide Base Station - Field Guide Consulting
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 4:30 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 3hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

The Field Guide Base Station was designed as a ‘just-in-time’ resource to enhance the conference experience. Stop by anytime for help, guidance, recommendations, or even directions!


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 1:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
  • Other
Other
The OLC Drive-In
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 1:15 PM to 4:45 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 3hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

New to OLC Accelerate is the OLC Drive-In, a physical location where you can join with other colleagues, tune into a live streamed session, and engage in discussion as the session takes place. Whether you're looking for dynamic conversation or simply couldn't make it to the main session room in time, this new offering is designed to make our streamed sessions more accessible and engaging.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Re-thinking Professional Learning Experiences: How 2020 Accelerated Virtual Teaching and Learning
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Ashley Bartley (University of Phoenix)
Co-presenter: Lisa Ghormley (Associate Dean
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants learn how one online, multi-state/regulated Educator Preparation Program created a centralized online/self-service resource hub used to direct students/faculty to resources needed during the ever-changing clinical practice setting due to the Pandemic. This session highlights a virtual school that creates authentic and equitable professional learning experiences using a virtual platform.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
“Every adventure requires a first step”: Initiating digital badging programs at two very different highered institutions
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sherri Braxton (Bowdoin College)
Co-presenter: Collin Sullivan (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instituiton A and Institution B are two very different higher education institutions; yet, there are very interesting similarities and differences in their approaches to starting digital badging programs.This session will provide a glimpse into both experiences and recommendations for starting a program at your institution.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
What’s in a Name? Canvassing the Terms We Use for Digital Learning
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE) (Virtual Presenter)
Co-presenters: Jeff Seaman (Bay View Analytics) (Virtual Presenter), Nicole Johnson (Canadian Distance Learning Association) (Virtual Presenter), Kathryn Kerensky (WCET - WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The terms used to describe forms of digital learning (e.g., online, blended, hyflex) in higher education have multiplied in recent years and have led to confusion among faculty, staff, and students. Several organizations partnered to survey how institutions, departments, or programs define these terms. What do you think we found?


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Asia 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Advancing Culturally Responsive and Social Justice Education: An Equity Minded Approach to Digital Teaching and Learning
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Ruanda McCullough Garth (Achieving the Dream)
Co-presenter: H. Ray Keith (Achieving the Dream)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session examines how digital learning aligned with culturally responsive and social justice teaching strategies can address disparities within higher education. We will explore how digital tools and courseware features grounded in culturally affirming and sustaining pedagogy can be operationalized to dismantle persistent inequities inherent in traditional teaching practices.

 


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Planning Blended Learning: Using a “magical” course template
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Heidi Watson-Held (Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Edel-Malizia (Penn State)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session we share blended course templates and planning tools. Participants will walk through a mixed map activity guiding them to consider levels of blending. We will discuss quality assurance for blended courses that fosters successful learning environments. Participants will determine the characteristics of a template for their context.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
The future of learning is hybrid and experiential: Designing the new student journey
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Megan Gahl (Minerva Project)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Hybrid learning, when implemented correctly, can improve educational quality for both students and instructors and create operational flexibility for institutions. Using examples of universities worldwide who have transformed their programs, we will share how to intentionally design a hybrid student journey and effectively and seamlessly align learning objectives with modality.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere A3/A4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Integrating 21st Century Skills Development and Assessment into Online Education
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sandy Powell (Brigham Young University)
Co-presenter: Emily Swan (Brigham Young University - Main Campus (Provo))
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3/A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Preparing college and career ready students extends beyond content knowledge. Students need to build communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity skills. And they need a way to showcase their skills in applications and interviews. Come learn how micro-credentials can be used to integrate 21st Century skills into online courses.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere C
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Advanced LMS Skills for Teachers
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (TCS Education System)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

For those teachers comfortable with navigating their LMS who are looking to jazz up your courses, set yourself up for further success by creating amazing, engaging content.  Learn from a Canvas expert how to create sophisticated interactions, utilize dynamic html code, and integrate technology to bring your course content to life. 


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Freshening Up: Bringing a Fresh Perspective to Online and Blended Faculty Development
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amy Sugar (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Trudy Trail-Constant (University of Central Florida)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The global pandemic has had various impacts on the higher educational landscape including faculty development needs. In this presentation learn how one institution applied a fresh perspective to redesign an online and blended faculty development program that adapted to the changing needs of faculty.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E1/E2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Learning to L.E.A.R.N.: A Strategy for Fostering Active Learning Online
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kenna Vowell (Mississippi State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1/E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Active learning is a student-centered approach intended to engage students through new information, ideas, experiences, and reflective dialogue. In this session, we will L.E.A.R.N how to implement active learning by Leveraging prior knowledge, Explaining new concepts, Activating using activities, Reflecting on learning, and Nurturing new strategies.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Microteaching as a Method to Develop Healthcare Professionals’ Teaching Skills
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session introduces participants to how to develop specific teaching skills for prospective educators using microteaching practices in online/blended courses. The session shares examples of the applied framework of the microteaching design, implementation, and evaluation, including students’ technical experiences and challenges in recording their microteaching lessons during the pandemic time.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere E4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Leveraging Interactive Video in PlayPosit for Active Learning and Assessment
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Rachel Seaman (University of Florida-Online)
Co-presenters: Kellie McDonald (University of Florida), Sundi Pierce (University of Florida)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Northern Hemisphere E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are students getting the most out of your video lectures? Do you ever wish you could ask students questions and get answers like in a live lecture? This presentation will illustrate the use of PlayPosit to engage students, structure their learning experience and increase real-time interactivity with video lectures.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Playing Together or Parallel Play: How to design and implement a collaborative student assignment
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Ann Giralico Pearlman (University of Rochester)
Co-presenter: Melisa Tanger-Brown (University of Rochester)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Group projects are one way students can promote collaborative learning.  How can we incorporate effective teaching techniques to provide students with skills that promote valuable team work? Join us to learn more about how we’ve developed assignments that promote collaborative learning and explore creating one of your own.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Driving Digital Equity by Leveraging Innovative Technologies
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University)
Co-presenter: Melissa Hortman (Medical University of South Carolina | Microsoft)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The classroom can be the first experience a person has with the digital divide. As the pandemic created a deeper chasm in the digital divide in many campus environments, digital equity has become a predominant goal for many institutions. Here we outline some innovative ways to leverage the power of technology toward your campus’ digital inclusion efforts.

 
Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Two Strategies for Improving Online Student Experience
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Carol Moody (SmarterServices)
Co-presenter: Julie Myers (SmarterServices)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student experience is the factor that often determines online enrollment and persistence. Schools can communicate that they care by measuring learner readiness and providing resources for support. Taking a proctored exam may be a frustrating student experience. Schools can improve the proctoring experience by providing multiple proctoring options.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Beyond the Bean Counting: Creating a Faculty Resource that Optimizes Learning
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Cristi Ford (D2L Corporation)
Co-presenters: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University), Emma Zone (Shine and Rise Insights)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The goal of the NLU Online Faculty Playbook was to re-envision a traditional faculty resource into a one-stop hub for all things course logistics, policy, and evidence-based practice. Learn how we built and use this Playbook to benefit our faculty and students.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
How To Provide An Authentic Hands-On Lab Experience To Online Students
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Caitlin Runne-Janczy (Science Interactive Group)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A discussion regarding how to bring a laboratory course online, why hands-on activity is essential, and an overview of SI curriculum and hands-on experiment demonstration.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Forging Identity in an Academic Setting
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: David Lux (Proctorio)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Can remote proctoring be a tool to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in education? Identity verification is key to making online learning a valid alternative to in-person teaching. What happens when your identity is in transition or is non-conforming? Representatives from higher education as well as the government and corporate worlds will gather to answer these questions and hopefully spark new ones. Join us for a panel discussion about the history of LGBTQ representation in education, the challenges faced and the technological advances that allow for the doors to higher ed to remain open to everyone.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere I
Concurrent Session 2
Discovery Session
Digital Transformation of curriculum
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Matthew Rota (University of Cincinnati - Main Campus)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our iCoN Apple Distinguished School initiative has expanded far beyond what we could have imagined when it began in 2012. Students now engage in active learning strategies using Apple devices and apps to create capstone projects and receive real-time feedback on assignments and tests. Faculty members continue to find innovative ways to flip the classroom and more fully engage students. The college’s support and commitment to transforming the delivery of nursing education in the classroom, simulation laboratory and clinical settings, in addition to our sustainable model for fostering technology and innovation, 


Discovery Session
Online Teaching Motivations of Pre-Service Teachers: Identifying Constructs Towards New Directions in Teacher Preparation
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Luke Bennett (Purdue University)
Co-presenters: Anna Morrison (Clemson University), Julie Smart (Anderson University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session explores the processes of assessing motivations of pre-service teachers to teach online as they enter a field that increasingly requires them to teach in technology-based learning spaces. The PST-OTMS instrument and pilot study results will be discussed. Additionally, feedback will be solicited for future development of the PST-OTMS. 


  • HBCU
  • Leadership
Discovery Session
"Cool Class" creative ideas for encouraging and evaluating student learning in online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jim Fatzinger (Elon University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A “Cool Classes Feature” by the EKU Center for Academic Creativity and learner feedback provide a scaffolding for this session encouraging and evaluating student learning. Our time together provides participants with creative ideas and applications in course design, content selection, application, assessment, evaluation, feedback, and community engagement.


Discovery Session
A Comparison of Mobile Technology and Traditional Laboratory Instruction in a Science College Classroom: A Mixed Methods Investigation
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Juan A. Colón Santana (Aurora University)
Co-presenter: Olha Ketsman (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will discuss results of a mixed methods study that investigated use of the PocketLab mobile technology in a physics laboratory classroom. Undergraduate students enrolled in physics lab courses participated in the study by answering pre and post surveys and completing summative assessment.


Discovery Session
A Flipped Framework for Implementing Faculty Development
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Connie Hahn (Purdue University-Main Campus)
Co-presenter: April Wolf (Purdue University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How are you supporting faculty to deliver quality online courses? How are you fostering relationships between IDs and faculty? How do you encourage IDs as SMEs in the pedagogy of delivering online courses? We will explore these topics and explain how the framework answered these questions.


Discovery Session
A Student-Centered Model to Support Success Throughout the Doctoral Journey
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Michelle Brown (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Laura Lynn (Walden University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Interested in an integrated strategy to provide a diverse community of adult learners the knowledge, skills, and credentials to enact positive social change in their communities? Our inclusive and student-centered approach to support services works to set expectations, ready skills, proactively guide, and support doctoral students through completion.


Discovery Session
Accelerating to Opportunity: Implementing a Unified Achievement Framework for Learners to Earn and Demonstrate Value
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Laura Williams (Western Governors University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Micro-credentials are becoming increasingly common, and the desire to offer them spans industry and education.  But what exactly are these new offerings? How big or small should they be? And which micro-credentials should my organization offer?  This session will discuss how WGU recently implemented a Unified Achievement Framework and lessons learned from the rollout.


Discovery Session
America’s Reading Crisis; An Online Learning Solution
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lisa Hassler (Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Third-grade reading proficiency is an indicator of future student success; however 47% of students in one state are not meeting this goal. This mixed methodology study investigated the extent to which virtual school in second grade prepared students for third grade reading achievement using pre and post COVID data.


  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Braving the Academic Leadership Landscape: A Case of Shared Leadership Model at the College for Financial Planning
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: David Mannaioni (College for Financial Planning)
Co-presenters: Danielle Langworthy (College for Financial Planning), Ashley Moran (College for Financial Planning), Amy Rell (College for Financial Planning), Aman Sunder (College for Financial Planning)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Provost Leadership Team at the College for Financial Planning employs a shared leadership approach, which embraces various leadership styles, ensuring the inclusion of multiple perspectives on the issues at hand with open communication. The preliminarily noticeable results are a culture of empowerment and equity, improved morale, and enhanced student success.


Discovery Session
Choose Your Own Adventure: How to Personalize Courses for an Exceptional Learning Experience
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Robyn Hammontree (Noodle)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Every student is unique: they bring their own experiences, backgrounds and preferences into each room. What if we could personalize the learning experience to meet all of those students exactly where they are and take them to where they need to be? What if they could Choose Their Own Adventure?


Discovery Session
Collaborating with and Empowering Teachers to Apply a Canvas Course Template
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: James Reno (Utah Valley University)
Co-presenter: Shawn Edwards (Utah Valley University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Increasing the ability of institutions and faculty to facilitate online student success by implementing a common navigation course template using the Canvas LMS; combined with a video training program to enable faculty in applying the template to both new and existing course content.


Discovery Session
Completion and success of community college developmental students enrolled in an online gateway mathematics course.
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mary Monica Ryder (Suffolk County Community College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Improving successful outcomes for students within an online modality can assist higher education to create pathways for students to succeed within an online course. With the growth and popularity of online learning, postsecondary institutions must continue to develop best practices in areas of online teaching pedagogies to promote student success (Garrison et al., 2000; Lawson, T.M., 2019; Swan et al., 2009; Swan, 2002).


Discovery Session
Conversation Cafe: Designing an online Third Place to Foster Student Community, Creativity, Joy, and Deep Learning
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Chery Lucarelli (College of Saint Scholastica The)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Designing an intentional “third place” in online programs seems promising to address student-voice, student-led learning, connection, and critical dialogue. Third places may also help students make connections between courses and show up as their “real selves”. This session aims to engage participants in exploring how third places could be structured.

 
  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Creating the world's best virtual classroom and making it freely available to everyone.
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Fred Dixon (Blindside Networks)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Every student in the world should have the opportunity to learn from a great teacher - this is the mission of the BigBlueButton project.  Those who attend will feel inspired by its growth and adoption, and learn about its plans to build the next generation of virtual classrooms for everyone.


Discovery Session
Designing Course Blueprints for Multiple formats: Online or Blended, Varying Course Lengths
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Enoch Hunsaker (Brigham Young University - Online)
Co-presenter: Eric Orton (Brigham Young University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Cut down on your maintenance load by keeping all of your content in one place for multiple modalities and term lengths. Come benefit from some best practices we’ve discovered for effectively managing courses within the blueprint model!


Discovery Session
Developing Professional Dispositions Among Generation Z’s in the Online Environment: Student Wants vs. Professional Needs
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amy Paciej-Woodruff (Marywood University)
Co-presenter: Tammy Brown (Marywood University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The expectations of Gen Z students in online courses do not always align with the dispositions instructors in professional preparation programs know they need. Explore practical ways of supporting today’s online learners as they grow in their understanding of what it means to be a professional in their discipline. 


Discovery Session
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in Health Professions Education: Reflecting on Evidence to Create Strategies for the Future
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Norine Masella (SUNY Empire State College)
Co-presenter: Cynthia Patrick (SUNY Empire State College)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in discussing our literature review of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice in health professions education. We will share relevant resources, then have an interactive discussion about evidence-based strategies that address barriers to equity and how to engage students in online learning relevant to this topic.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere II
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Supporting Regular and Substantive Interaction with OSCQR 4.0
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (SUNY Online)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

OSCQR has been updated to assist campuses, instructional designers (IDs), and faculty ensure that online courses can demonstrate designs comply with the new US Department of Education regulation requiring Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI) between online learners and their instructor(s). You will be provided with an overview of OSCQR and the tools and information to improve the instructional design (including RSI) and accessibility in online courses.


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere III
Concurrent Session 2
  • Summit
  • HBCU
Summit
Fusion Summit - Part 2: Strategically Building Community: A Conversation with Minority Serving Institutions on Centering Belonging and Community
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Antonio Arce (Leech Lake Tribal College), Jean-Jacques Medastin (Edward Waters College), Shani Suber (Dallas College), Chad Marchong (Georgia State University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Southern Hemisphere III
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) have historically been hubs for strategically building community across the lifespan of the institution and the student lifecycle. Regardless of one’s institutional type, learning about these critical engagement and community building strategies can help to deepen and strengthen how institutions build belongingness and community in  digital spaces. Join us for this must-attend panel conversation with some of the top leaders from Minority Serving Institutions to learn more about critical community building and student engagement strategies. 

 


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Southern Hemisphere IV
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
OLC Research Center Round-Up
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Co-presenters: Kristen Gay, Andrew Swindell (Online Learning Consortium (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Interested in learning about the OLC Research Center and finding ways to get involved with our future projects? Join Drs. Abby McGuire and Andrew Swindell for a ‘Research Center Round-Up’ to look back on the exciting work that the OLC research team conducted in 2022 and how it can inform the OLC community. We will end with an open forum; so bring your research and collaboration ideas to share. 


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Atlantic Exhibit Hall
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Exhibit Hall
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for our first official networking coffee break of the conference. Not only is this an opportunity to recharge with a fresh cup of coffee or tea, but you will also have the opportunity to network with other attendees. Check out the Engagement Boulevard, meet with our conference exhibitors, and join one of our many games for an opportunity to win prizes!


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
Europe 8
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live! Keynote Reflections via Slack
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
Session Modality: Onsite with Streaming
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 8
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join OLC Live! co-hosts as they seek out the emerging trends and topics, as well as engaging members of the conference community at Accelerate 2022. We will be driving this conversation in the OLC Live! Slack channel, so buckle up and enjoy the ride!


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
Pacific Ballroom
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Meaning Behind The Screen: Leveraging Digital Community Building Tools In Online And Blended Learning
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:45 PM
Session Modality: Onsite with Streaming
Lead Presenter: Josie Ahlquist (Florida State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Pacific Ballroom
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Whether it’s in your online classroom, within your college, or for your career - we need community more than ever. The pandemic broke open traditional means and modalities for connection - whether if it was through Facetime, Zoom, Discord or Twitter. While many campus technologies were activated nearly overnight due to a global crisis response, we now must take these lessons to creating meaningful and engaging community building strategies for our students, but also for ourselves as online learning educators.

Using a purposeful digital engagement model and historical understanding of digital community tools, this keynote will call you into the title of community builder.

Please join us immediately following the keynote for our Accelerate 2022 Welcome Reception (Atlantic Exhibit Hall).


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Atlantic Exhibit Hall
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
OLC Accelerate 2022 Welcome Reception
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 4:45 PM to 6:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Exhibit Hall
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Immediately following the Keynote Address, join your fellow conference attendees in the Exhibit Hall for networking and to visit with our sponsors and exhibitors. Refreshments will be served; don’t forget your complimentary drink ticket!


Tuesday November 15, 2022 - 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Atlantic Exhibit Hall - OLC Cafe and Mercantile
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
I've Got a Ticket to Ride
Date: Tuesday, November 15th
Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Exhibit Hall - OLC Cafe and Mercantile
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

During this playful evening event, participants will choose a track and compete against each other for their chance to win a prize. Inspired by the board game "Ticket to Ride," this evening event is sure to help you as you meet other conference attendees and close out the first full day of conference programming.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Asia 3
  • Other
Other
Rise and Shine: Daily Fitness Jumpstart with Coach Jesse
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jesse Pagel (True Fitness LLC)
Track: N/A
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Get a jumpstart on your conference day with Coach Jesse!  In this 60-minute workout, Coach Jesse will walk attendees through a series of functional fitness movements that will help get the mind and body ready for a full day of conference sessions! Scaling and modifications are available to accommodate all fitness levels. Please wear workout clothing and workout shoes. Be sure to bring a water bottle and come ready to move!  Attendees will be asked to sign a waiver before participating. Jesse is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer and a Crossfit Level 1 Trainer.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Pacific Ballroom
  • Other
Other
OLC Awards Breakfast
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Pacific Ballroom
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for breakfast and enjoy hearing from our panel of 2022 OLC Award Winners.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • Other
Other
Field Guide Base Station - Field Guide Consulting
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 8hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

The Field Guide Base Station was designed as a ‘just-in-time’ resource to enhance the conference experience. Stop by anytime for help, guidance, recommendations, or even directions!


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Europe 3
  • Other
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness - a Guided Meditation Session
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Start your day with some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice some self-care as we turn our focus inward for a short while.  Mindfulness has been defined as a practice of "bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occuring in the present moment" (Baer, 2003).  Clark Shah-Nelson will lead this guided mindful meditation session geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Accelerate 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 in The Sanctuary (Europe 2) 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.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM
Pacific Ballroom
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Accelerate 2022 Awards Breakfast and Panel
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM
Session Modality: Onsite with Streaming
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Pacific Ballroom
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

One of the things we love most about our conferences is the opportunity to gather and amplify the work of truly amazing colleagues from across the field of online, blended, and digital learning. Join us over breakfast for the OLC Accelerate 2022 Awards panel. Hear from OLC Fellows and our effective practice award winners about their award-winning contributions. Leave inspired to submit to upcoming award opportunities for OLC Innovate 2023 (and learn more about our awards process).


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
  • Other
Other
Join an Innovation Crew
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 8hr
Brief Abstract:

Innovation Crews are flexible communities convened around shared community interests before and during a conference experience. Facilitated by a “Crew Leader”, they provide a space for colleagues to connect, converse, support each other, and be part of a smaller group within the larger conference. Select a group that aligns with your interests and join a cohort of colleagues dedicated to both navigating OLC Accelerate together and co-constructing a meaningful learning experience.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Europe 3
  • Other
Other
The Sanctuary
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 3
Session Duration: 8hr
Brief Abstract:

Everyone needs a break and time to decompress when at a large conference. Take advantage of the opportunities to unplug and refocus. During the conference, join us here for some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice self-care as we turn our focus inward for a few brief moments.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Europe 4
  • Other
Other
The Grading Room
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Christine Hinkley (The Online Learning Consortium (OLC))
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 4
Session Duration: 8hr
Brief Abstract:

The Grading Room was designed to provide dedicate space and resources for those needing to take time away from conference sessions and programming for things like grading. Please note that this room is expected to be a quite one, meant to facilitate focus and space for those needing to grade or otherwise work. For questions related to the Grading Room, please visit the conference registration desk.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Europe 7
  • Other
Other
Cruising The Block With Your Innovation Crew (Innovation Crew Meet-Up)
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 7
Session Duration: 8hr
Brief Abstract:

Participants are invited to engage with Crews by attending the same session(s) or activity(s). Meet up with your crew lead to debrief and plan your next steps. Check Slack and Engagez for specific meet-up times.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Atlantic Exhibit Hall - Engagement Boulevard
  • Other
Other
Engagement Boulevard
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Exhibit Hall - Engagement Boulevard
Session Duration: 6hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Looking for a place to meet others, try new technologies, relax, have fun, or engage in new models and pedagogies? If this is you, you'll want to be sure to stop by the Engagement Boulevard on your OLC Accelerate 2022 Conference journey. Open throughout the conference during regular Exhibit Hall hours, the Engagement Boulevard will be your main hub for interacting with this year's engagement team and their dynamic programming.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Atlantic Exhibit Hall - OLC Cafe and Mercantile
  • Other
Other
OLC Cafe and Mercantile
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Exhibit Hall - OLC Cafe and Mercantile
Session Duration: 6hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Inspired by local cafes and coffee shops, OLC's Cafe and Mercantile is designed as a space for community to gather around music, food, and all things local. With each conference, our community travels from location to location. Through the OLC Cafe and Mercantile, we are able to connect with local arts and change-makers with the collective goals of critically situating our work in a sense of place and advancing more diverse, equitable, inclusive, and socially just learning environments. Throughout the conference, we will welcome a variety of local artists as they "take the stage" to perform and engage in storytelling with us. We will also invite OLC community members to hop on mic or the stage to share their own talents.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Following the data…how to support online students through data-informed action
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Co-presenters: Veronica Wilson (National Louis University), Michael Graham (National Louis University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As online programming becomes the mainstay in higher education, it is important to understand the affordances of the data amassed during an online student’s journey to support their success from enrollment through graduation.  A series of dashboards will be shared in this session with scenarios of data-informed actions.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Beyond Assignment Grading: Pathways for diverse-needs students to achieve course outcomes and educational success
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sylvia Nemmers (American Public University System)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How does someone start at a residential school for the blind, and end up with a PhD in Environmental Chemistry? What can be learned from this journey to increase inclusion and equity?  Let’s build creative pathways to student-centered outcome achievement that empower and motivate all students - going beyond traditional accommodations. 


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 3
Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Book Club, Coffee Chats, and Burrito Bars: Building Community on Instructional Design Teams
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Adam Davi (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Stephanie Tammen (University of Arizona), Janet Smith (University of Arizona), Laura Smith (University of Arizona), Cathy Russell (University of Arizona)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Building team culture is an often overlooked, yet difficult, aspect of instructional design units. Join us to reflect on the history of our culture building, and learn how our leadership team has wielded the power of an internal book club to maintain and strengthen our culture, even in a pandemic.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Concurrent Session 3
  • Other
Other
Field Guides - Talk-Abouts
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Convention Foyer - Field Guide Station
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A semi-facilitated walk along the lake on the International Gateway leading to Epcot and the Disney Boardwalk with OLC Accelerate colleagues for some casual networking and remarkable sights.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Grow a Multimedia Team in an Instructional Design Environment
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Brenda Such (University of Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Does multimedia production make you cringe? Creating online lectures may be taxing for instructional designers and for faculty members, but entrusting the work to a multimedia department may result in subpar learning materials. This session provides strategies and a model for a symbiotic relationship between multimedia and learning designers.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Integrating Moral Education into Online Education
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Analize Chavez (Brigham Young University)
Co-presenter: Tammy Youngs (Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa/Brigham Young University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In a world with declining values, it is important to ensure all students access moral education.  Course content alone will do little if students lack respect or responsibility.  This session will share how to integrate moral education into online knowledge and skill based courses to educate the whole.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere A1/A2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Roadmap to Success: A Multidisciplinary Team’s Journey of Creating an LMS Plugin to Enhance Student Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Yan Shen (North Carolina State University)
Co-presenter: Stephen Bader (North Carolina State University at Raleigh)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1/A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Hear our story about creating and piloting a Moodle roadmap plugin as a multidisciplinary team with expertise in instructional design, media design, application development, and research. We will share the iterative design, development, and evaluation process and preliminary findings. We will also let you experience the plugin through hands-on activities.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere A3/A4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Sorry to Burst Your Bubble Sheet! Is it Time to Rethink High-Stakes Testing to Fit Your Institutional Needs?
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Thomas Penniston (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Co-presenter: Collin Sullivan (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3/A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will focus on the process of evaluating existing technology and workflow for high-stakes testing, piloting a new testing paradigm, and further, iterative evaluation to support continuous improvement of practice to support student success.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere C
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Imagineering Your Course: Applying Authentic Assessment, Storytelling, and Learner-Centered Course Design Principles to Improve Student Motivation
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tamara Mitchell (ASU)
Co-presenter: Elizabeth Lee (Arizona State University-Skysong)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover how to create an immersive experience in your course using storytelling and authentic assessment. Use amusement park principles to reenvision and improve your student’s course experience. This session will be viewing the Imagineering approach through the lens of Instructional Design. Tap into your students’ affective domain of learning!


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
PMP Your Course: Using Project Management Techniques to Support Students
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Karen Hein (Middle Tennessee State University)
Co-presenter: Louanne Bergman (Middle Tennessee State University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Consider adopting and adapting project management practices (PMPs) to provide structures supporting student learning and engagement in your online courses.  With an overview of project management techniques, gain practice in creating tools your students can use to manage course workload and complete assignments.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere E1/E2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Gamified Session
Gamified Session
Utilizing Everyday Objects to Teach Abstract Concepts: Take-Aways for Educators that You Can Implement NOW
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: William Gordon (Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1/E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Some topics seem hard to teach, given the diverse viewpoints our students hold!  We cannot be timid in giving students skills to work interdependently, reaching across boundaries such as culture through leadership and communication.  You will walk away with simple, economical ideas that captivate learners of all ages and skills!


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere E3/E4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Incorporating Scaffolding and Metacognition into Course Design
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Zaur (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenter: Allison Rief (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3/E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore the redevelopment of an undergraduate course at The University of Arizona Global Campus. Specifically, we will look at collaboration with associate faculty during course redesign and how the incorporation of scaffolding and metacognition supports student success.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Multimedia Assignments for Remote and Blended Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Fomin (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Multimedia assignments provide rich learning experiences for students, empowering them to combine different types of media such as text, images, audio, videos and maps. Media projects are particularly engaging for remote students. Clear faculty expectations are essential for successful multimedia assignment projects.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Digital Learning Futures and a Pedagogy of Care
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium), Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As we reflect onward towards new horizons for digital learning, care must be central to our educational design and practice if we are to truly move towards diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just learning futures. Over the last two years, the Online Learning Consortium has been engaged in a series of collaborative initiatives dedicated to exploring and supporting pedagogies of care. In this session, we engage participants in three of these projects, providing and reviewing key resources, and discussing fundamental things we have learned in advancing this work across the field.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
What Does the Data Tell Us? An Understanding of Student and Faculty Views on Adaptive Learning.
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Diana Yanzhu Wu (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Co-presenter: Andrea Leonard (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we share our empirical study conducted at our institution on student, faculty, and instructional designer experiences with adaptive courses. In this session, we will discuss  the findings focusing on the requirements and rewards of adaptive courses from the user point-of-view. We will also have a Q&A session.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Cameras Off, Mute Buttons On: Community Building in the Virtual Classroom
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Nicole Baldassarre (InSpace Proximity)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will examine the differences in students’ perceptions and expectations in developing a shared sense of community across course modalities and provide actionable insights for building more authentic interactions.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Nearpod - Keep Students Engaged In Learning Wherever They Are
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kevin Pridemore (Nearpod)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Nearpod is an engaging presentation tool which is designed to engage the audience in a variety of ways and to provide valuable feedback for the presenter.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
How Honorlock Supports Academic Integrity
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Rick Dywer (Honorlock)
Co-presenter: Robin Bradley (Honorlock)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The pandemic revealed that students are drawn to the flexibility and convenience that online learning provides so much so that there has been an increased demand for online course offerings. As institutions consider expanding their online programs, how can they ensure academic integrity through the use of online proctoring?

Join Honorlock experts as they lead a guided demo of Honorlock’s online proctoring solution. They will show you how Honorlock:

  • Allows instructors to customize online proctoring features
  • Authenticates students before an exam
  • Provides exam results for instructor review

Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Inclusion & Belonging through the lens of Instructional Design
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Erika Citrano (NameCoach)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating a sense of belonging in an educational environment requires dedication from all members of the campus community. See how NameCoach supports Instructional Design professionals in promoting diversity & inclusion through technology.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere I
Concurrent Session 3
Discovery Session
It Takes a Circle - Professional Development Journeys into Teaching Improvement
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lisa Levinson (Lumen Learning)
Co-presenters: Susan Slavicz (Florida State College at Jacksonville), Jeniah Jones (Lumen Learning), Dr. Deborah Brabham (Florida State College at Jacksonville)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Meet faculty who have participated in an online, asynchronous, community of practice. Hear their teaching improvement stories and how evidence-based practices have rocked their teaching world. Leave with a plan to try a new evidence-based instructional practice or two in your next class!

 
  • Leadership
Discovery Session
"If you build it they will come". The development of a university online non credit platform created to boost student enrollment & drive academic innovation
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Megan Adkins (University of Nebraska at Kearney)
Co-presenters: Mark Ellis (University of Nebraska at Kearney), Timothy Bartling (University of Nebraska - Kearney), Frank Thiel (University of Nebraska at Kearney)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Economic shifts, the pandemic, and increased racial inequalities have played a role in postsecondary enrollment declines and contributed to an evolving online world in the educational sector.  To assist universities to continue to be a stakeholder this session will provide innovative academic strategies utilized to build an online non credential platform. 


Discovery Session
"Let's Go on A Virtual Field Trip: Constructing Digital Storytelling to Increase Student to Student Course Interaction."
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amy Dye-Reeves (Texas Tech University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Have you envisioned taking your students on a field trip? But due to lack of funding, this may not be possible within your course. The following session will coach attendees to create an ADA-compliant virtual trip experience that aligns with sample course assignments.


Discovery Session
A Systems Approach to Operationalizing Equity and Inclusion
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Renee Pilbeam (Arizona State University-Skysong)
Co-presenter: Peter van Leusen (Arizona State University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will share how at a large public research-focused university in the Southwest, we have and how we continue to operationalize equity and inclusion through course design standards, hiring practices, data analysis, technology integration, training, resource creation and more, specifically, but not exclusively, for the online modality.


Discovery Session
Advancing DEI and Creating Inclusive Environments in the Online Space
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: William Schulz (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Nina McCune (Walden University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session Walden university will share its experiences and insights as it implements a robust Inclusive Teaching and Learning strategic plan which builds upon an integrated learning model and university-wide commitments to inclusive classroom design, person-centered faculty-student learning relationships, and the measurement and assessment of inclusion and equity efforts.


Discovery Session
Back to Basics: Engaging Students With Your Syllabus
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Megan Leroy (University of Florida)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In a recent Chronicle article, the question was rasied about "How to Solve the Student-Disengagement Crisis." One featured expert drew our attention to the founding document of any course--the syllabus. This session offers hands-on strategies and deliverables to combat disengagement and promiote inclusion and interaction. While the entire world looks to gamification and technology, this session hones in on the back-to-basics strategies that are available for any type or level of instructor to utilize in their syllabus (and other course documents). 

 


Discovery Session
Best Practices for Developing Online Videos for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mellissa Youngman (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Co-presenters: Mark Pfuntner (RIT / NTID), Kathleen Brady (Rochester Institute of Technology), Kelly Metz Davis (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discovery Session to showcase best practices for developing accessible online videos/course materials for individuals who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. These best practices are beneficial for diverse audiences including English as Second Language learners.  Experienced faculty from a well-known college that serves Deaf/Hard of Hearing students will share their strategies and experiences.


Discovery Session
Bringing Your Content To Life - Location Videos
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: John Varley (University of Florida-Online)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Ever been inspired by a great documentary on Netflix? Why not produce content like that for your students! This presentation will share the value of, challenges to, and strategies for producing on-location videos in higher education, and get you started on your very own on-location video.


  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Closing the Success Rate Gap in Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Matthew Pittman (Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The primary goal of Ivy Tech Community College’s online academic unit, IvyOnline, was to close the success rate gap between face-to-face and online classes. Ivyonline has made significant strides in closing the success rate gap from over 10% to less than 5% on average in recent terms over the past three years.


Discovery Session
Creating Multimedia Learning Content with VoiceThread to Engage Faculty in an Online Training Course
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Emtinan Alqurashi (Temple University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Providing learners with multimedia learning opportunities may help them develop deeper learning. Learn how we implement VoiceThread as part of faculty online training courses to engage them with multimedia learning content and help them develop understanding of how they can use it to create engaging content with their own students. You will leave with assignment ideas to use as part of online or in-person courses.


Discovery Session
Designing & Teaching an Emergency Preparedness and Crisis Management Course in the Midst of a National Emergency
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jessica White (North Carolina State University)
Co-presenters: Angie Smith (North Carolina State University), Justine Hollin (North Carolina State University at Raleigh)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Being prepared for emergencies is important as you can never be too prepared.  Individuals in higher education know that to be true.  Unfortunately, a gap exists in training professionals about emergency preparedness and crisis management within student affairs and higher education.  NC State created a course to bridge the gap.


Discovery Session
Designing High-Quality Surveys for Online Education in The Digital Age
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This hands-on workshop will cover the ins and outs of survey design for online education programs, including question types, response formats, layouts, pilot testing procedures, methods of delivery (social media/smartphones/other digital devices), and sampling methods with specific examples. The workshop will also introduce various survey development platforms and free resources.


Discovery Session
Ditching the Discussion Board: Building Innovative Tools for Collaboration in Asynchronous Online Classes
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lauren Schwartz (Salem Community College)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online offerings can cause disconnect among students, particularly at smaller schools. This session will utilize a case study of a highly-interpersonal humanities seminar at a small community college in New Jersey to show participants new tools and techniques to engage students and build communities in asynchronous learning environments.


Discovery Session
Finding shared cause: Developing Z-degree pathways across multiple community colleges
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Daphne Tseng (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Co-presenters: Greg Wilson (College of Western Idaho), Jonathan Lashley (Idaho State Board of Education), Janea Newell (College of Southern Idaho), Brian Seguin (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This panel features instructional designers, administrators, and faculty of different community colleges in Idaho. Join us as we share our experiences in developing institutional as well as statewide Z-degree Pathways. We will discuss the unique challenges each of our institutions faced in planning Z-degree Pathways and identify how we were able to work together to meet these challenges. By sharing these experiences, we anticipate a deeper discussion with attendees about how to implement the same state-wide policy with flexibility and consistency.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere II
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Before and after COVID-19 shifted everyone online: Health challenges and community college student outcomes
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Catherine Manly (City University of New York - Graduate Center)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we explore the extent to which community college student health-related events both prior and during the spring 2020 pandemic term (when instruction moved fully online) correlated with course outcomes. Implications for online course policy moving forward are discussed.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere IV
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Proposed Department of Education Rules on Professional Licensure and Reciprocity – Big Impact for Distance Education
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Dowd (WCET - the WICHE Cooperative for Education Technologies)
Co-presenter: Kathryn Kerensky (WCET - WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

“Déjà vu all over again!”  The Winter 2022 USED Federal Rulemaking brought back our favorite hits from 2019! We will address “what now?” for institutions to manage Federal compliance to provide programs leading to a professional license and the future of reciprocity for out-of-state activities of postsecondary institutions.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere V
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using Simulations to Navigate Real-World Business Ethics Challenges: Do Ethical Prompts Impact Student Outcomes?
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Renee Ford (Pennsylvania State University - University Park)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how a Penn State Smeal College of Business ethics simulation in a large (~750 students), undergraduate course helped students:

  • examine a real-world ethical dilemma 

  • explore ethical decisions

  • consider real-world impacts of their choices

We’ll compare their experiences and outcomes and discuss how simulation prepares students for future careers.

 


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
HyFlex Instructional Design: The Future of Education in the Post Pandemic Era
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will introduce participants to an emerging concept of HyFlex course design principles illustrating the differences between online, blended, hybrid, and flipped learning in the context of the core elements of each modality. Through group discussion, participants will critically examine the feasibility of HyFlex learning in the post-pandemic era.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Leadership
Workshop
Planning a podcast
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Rebecca Mushtare (State University of New York at Oswego)
Co-presenter: John Kane (SUNY - State College at Oswego)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Podcasts have become a popular tool for professional development, instructional activities, class projects, and other personal and professional applications. Workshop participants will leave this session with an actionable plan and support resources that will allow them to develop a podcast series with a well-defined concept and identity.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 2
Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Designing a Custom Online Orientation for Nontraditional Student Success
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3 & 4 (combined)
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Fred Cave (Guild Education)
Co-presenter: Rebecca Murdock (Bellevue University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Oceanic 2
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Orientation is a critical time for students’ long-term success, especially for nontraditional students enrolled in online programs. Using insights from Guild Education and Bellevue University’s intentionally-designed orientation for nontraditional students, this interactive workshop will allow attendees to build a foundation for a more inclusive online orientation that supports student success.

 


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM
Northern Hemisphere Foyer
  • Other
Other
The OLC Drive-In
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 8:45 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Northern Hemisphere Foyer
Session Duration: 3hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

New to OLC Accelerate is the OLC Drive-In, a physical location where you can join with other colleagues, tune into a live streamed session, and engage in discussion as the session takes place. Whether you're looking for dynamic conversation or simply couldn't make it to the main session room in time, this new offering is designed to make our streamed sessions more accessible and engaging.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
DE&I Rubric for Curriculum Development
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Zoaib Mirza (Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In recent times we all have learned to appreciate the importance of DE&I. At UMA, the Curriculum team created a DE&I rubric that can be used to develop curriculum development which can be used as a guideline for SME and Course development teams. 


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
No one starts at zero: Discovering the balance of power for inclusive online learning
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tina Calandrino (University of Central Florida )
Co-presenter: Flo Williams (University of Central Florida)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Where are you on the learning responsibility scale? Explore how student centered environments that address Equity & Inclusion creates a new, positive shift in online learning by giving responsibility to both the instructor and learners. Discover how bringing civic engagement and balancing the power creates a more enriched learning environment for student and instructor.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 4
Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Asia 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
  • Leadership
Express Workshop
Designing, Implementing, and scaling an Online Course Quality Review & Refresh Process with OSCQR
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (SUNY Online)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Asia 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Europe 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Rapid Change on the Fly: A Multi-Site Descriptive Study Investigating Student and Faculty Learning and Teaching Experiences during the Initial Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Shelley Cobbett (Dalhousie University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Europe 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Rapidly changing on the fly is the new normal. Research results capturing the experience of the student and faculty during the initial wave of the pandemic, when campuses were closed and all programming moved exclusively online, will be presented while engaging attendees to share their pandemic experiences and best practices.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Europe 2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Level up: Gamifying an asynchronous course on designing games for learning through modeling, authenticity, and learner autonomy
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Danielle Oprean (University of Missouri-System Office)
Co-presenters: Grace Seo (Seattle Pacific University), Persephone Lundolos (University of Missouri-System Office), Brad Mitchell (University of Missouri-System Office)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Europe 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Digital games in asynchronous adult education present unique challenges to how we design instruction that is both authentic and engaging. In Fall 2021, we gamified an asynchronous course on designing games for learning to improve engagement. Modeling and learner autonomy within the design connected students with the content more meaningfully.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere A1/A2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Learning Mathematics in the Asynchronous and Blended Environment: Beyond the Textbook
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mark Gruen (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenter: Louise Krmpotic (DigitalEd)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Northern Hemisphere A1/A2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Much has been written about the application of learning science and best practices in synchronous mathematics education. In this interactive session, participants will explore how these ideas can be extended to students in the asynchronous and blended mathematics classroom through effective technology.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere A3/A4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using 360-Degree Video Vignettes in VR to Support the Development of Quality Management Competencies
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Marti Snyder (Nova Southeastern University)
Co-presenter: Steve Kramer (Nova Southeastern University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Northern Hemisphere A3/A4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we share practical outcomes of a research study that explored how 360-degree video vignettes in an immersive virtual reality environment can be used to help graduate MBA students apply quality management competencies to real-world situations such as chair assembly, strategic planning, and quality and customer care meetings.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere C
Concurrent Session 4
  • Gamified Session
Gamified Session
Ticket to Accessibility
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dorothy Loftin (Oregon State University - Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Adam Davi (University of Arizona)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Northern Hemisphere C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

All aboard! Welcome aboard the train to accessibility with stops along the way at inclusivity and course design, passing through captioning, alt-text, and headings. We’re glad you’ve joined us on this journey, the students will be too! Punch your ticket as we travel to our final destination.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere D
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
What I wish I’d known when I started as an Instructional Designer.
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Ted Finch (Brigham Young University)
Co-presenter: Jessica Draper (Brigham Young University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Northern Hemisphere D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructional designers do what?  Have you ever said this to yourself? There are specific knowledge, skills, and attributes that can help you be a successful designer. Come join us to learn what we wish we’d  known a collective 40+ years ago when we started working as instructional designers.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere E1/E2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Metagaming Assessment: A Playful, Critical Approach to Teaching Teachers about Digital Assessment
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Jennings (Michigan State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Northern Hemisphere E1/E2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session describes the main project of an online course on digital assessment, which tasks students (most of whom are educators) with applying the videogame studies concept of metagaming to their assessment practices. In doing so, it challenges attendees to engage in similar activities in their own educational contexts.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Northern Hemisphere E3/E4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Not Just Another Brick in The Wall: Building a Foundation to Support Equitable and Inclusive Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Joshua Abrams (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Co-presenter: Collin Sullivan (University of Maryland Baltimore County)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Northern Hemisphere E3/E4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Create an action plan to implement a faculty workshop focused on the design and delivery of equitable and inclusive courses at your institution. Identify best practices and learn from a case study to assess the institutional  needs, select collaborators, create content, and deliver your workshop.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 1
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Increasing Course Content Relevance with Self-Monitoring
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dacia McCoy (University of Cincinnati)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Oceanic 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Self-monitoring has many applications and can be used in courses to allow students to apply course concepts directly to their own lives and personal goals. Attendees will see course examples of self-monitoring and collaborate with others to identify ways to incorporate self-monitoring within their own endeavors.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 3
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Instructor Presence Online: Being Supportive, Active, and Consistent While Working Smarter, Not Harder
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Laura Osborne (Stephen F. Austin State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Oceanic 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A supportive online learning environment requires the presence of the instructor, but what does that mean, and how do we achieve that? Through intentional planning and smart use of the LMS tools available to us, we can design and facilitate an online course with effective instructor presence, without burning out.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Pop Secrets! What It Takes to Launch and Scale a Pop-up Course
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Eileen Stuyniski (University of Connecticut)
Co-presenters: Kelsey Keefe (University of Connecticut), David Morrow (University of Connecticut)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Oceanic 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A new type of free, online, 1-credit, interdisciplinary course “popped up” at our university when the pandemic first hit. Learn how we continue to collaborate with multiple university departments and faculty to design, develop, and launch pop-up courses to address contemporary topics, enrolling ~1,400 students per class.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
HyFlex Teaching and learning for the post-pandemic campus experience
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jeff Chen (HP Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As hybrid teaching and learning experiences evolve, there is one thing we know for certain – that learning experiences may never be quite the same as they were in the past. With an estimated 1 in 3 classes going remote/hybrid during the pandemic, students, both traditional and non-traditional are demanding a hyflex learning experience as the norm not the exception. And yet, Hyflex environments come with their own implementation and technology challenges. Join us in this session to hear how hyflex IT strategies can be developed to support the post-pandemic student and teacher experience.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
The Power of Partnership in Online Proctoring
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Margaret Greenfield (Examity)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to learn about many benefits having an online proctoring partner, focused on expert service, will bring to your testing programs. We will share best practices for communication and test-set up, as well as explore key questions to consider when evaluating your online proctoring needs.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 7
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Reimagining Engagement How OLC & PlayPosit Remix Storytelling in Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Bill Krasner (PlayPosit)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An event dedicated to collaborative storytelling, remixing, and transformative action on innovative teaching and learning.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oceanic 8
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Don’t get caught invading your students privacy!
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jeff Maynard (Biometric Signature ID)
Track: N/A
Location: Oceanic 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Invasive remote proctoring requirements like room scans have students suing for infringing their 4th Amendment rights, privacy violations, and racial/gender bias. Attend this session to find out how to avoid these serious complications while maintaining academic integrity.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere I
Concurrent Session 4
  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Getting Aligned: Outcomes-Based Program Planning for the Enterprise
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Hostetter (Air University)
Co-presenter: Jonathan Cisco (Coursetune
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Curriculum planning can feel like tackling a 10,000 piece puzzle. Our institution found a way to efficiently assemble the pieces by integrating Coursetune, a curriculum mapping software, into our planning process. In this presentation, we discuss how we outlined the curriculum for four programs using a visual, outcomes-based approach.


  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Higher Education Administrator Attitudes Toward the Adoption of Game-Based Learning in Teacher Preparation Programs
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Bradley (SUNY Empire State College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Game-based learning has a number of effective applications for teacher training. However, widespread adoption of games and simulations has not yet been achieved in teacher preparation programs.  This session will present findings from research on higher education administrator attitudes toward the adoption of game-based learning in teacher education programs.


Discovery Session
How Much Zoom is Too Much Zoom? Striking the balance in blended courses.
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Ronald Costello (AO North America)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore data gathered from various blended formats to try to better determine effectiveness of long zoom sessions for synchronous online learning. Specific focus will be on how to strike a balance between long zoom sessions for convenience, while not keeping learners online for too long a period.


Discovery Session
Implementing a HyFlex Course Delivery Format through Collaborative Planning and Co-teaching: Creating a Unique Capstone Senior Learning Experience.
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Roseanna Wright (Holy Family University)
Co-presenters: Claire Ann Sullivan (Holy Family College), Maria Agnew (Holy Family College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The HyFlex course delivery format provides choice and convenience for students and instructional challenges for faculty. This presentation provides the results of a study that explored the use of collaborative planning and co-teaching to support faculty new to the HyFlex course delivery format.


  • HBCU
Discovery Session
Innovate, Recreate, Motivate! Are you truly ready for 21st (or 22nd) Century Instruction?
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Nicole Arrighi (Tennessee State University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn ways to create lessons that ignite creativity in fun and meaningful ways through video, photography, music, and drawing on the iPad. Bring a course syllabus to innovate with digital lessons, leave ready to integrate in an existing course.


Discovery Session
Intentional Active Learning in Online Courses: An Exploration of Active Learning through the ICAP Framework in Online Courses and its Relationship with Students, Instructional Designers, and Faculty
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Blair Stamper (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University and an instructional designer at UNC Charlotte, I have worked to create a tool to support faculty member when transferring their face-to-face courses to the online format.The purpose of this action research study is to explore the relationship of students, instructional designers, and faculty through the intentional integration of active learning using the ICAP Framework (Chi, 2009; Chi & Wylie, 2014) in online courses.


Discovery Session
Leveraging Innovative Technology to Make Authentic Connections in a Hybrid World
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mary Smith (Medical University of South Carolina)
Co-presenter: Melissa Hortman (Medical University of South Carolina | Microsoft)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The overuse of discussion boards has stunted authentic connections and genuine exchange of sophisticated opinions. We need to turn to solutions that better empower faculty to scale personalization and create authentic moments for students. We will explore innovative technologies where you can go beyond the discussion board.


Discovery Session
Making the Case for Equitable Learning: Using Case-Studies to Support Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Goals
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lyndsay Wing (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover how student-and-faculty-authored case studies are incorporated into the course design of a non-credit to credit pathway program. Explore how cases and associated instructional strategies are used to further Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ) goals. Included is a DEIJ framework that can be applied across design contexts.


Discovery Session
More Than Cute: The Power of Playful Cartoons in Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Buckner (University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa)
Co-presenter: Tori Jessen (University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A well-crafted cartoon can do more than entertain, and you don’t have to be a Disney animator to create one!  Come explore examples of effective course cartoons and brainstorm ways to transform your own course content into an animated video. “If we can dream it, we can do it!”


Discovery Session
My Department Needs More! Creating Student & Faculty Resource Centers in your LMS
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mark Labbett (TCS Education System)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session will discuss how to design a central place for students & faculty to access information that is not specifically related to a class. Everything from faculty bios, graduation information, to career paths and more. Design and content ideas will be the focus using Canvas.


  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Opportunities for Educational Transformation from COVID-19 Disruption
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Cynthia Berhtram (Stanford University)
Co-presenter: Lisa Anderson (Stanford University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A new research report on emergency remote instruction highlights the power of higher education communities in adapting to pandemic disruption. Session participants will learn how postsecondary institutions can apply pandemic experiences to rethink traditional classroom instruction and embrace sustainable digital transformation for more meaningful, engaged, and inclusive learning.


Discovery Session
Strategies for Supporting Students’ Self-Regulated Learning within the Course
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jason Bryer (City University of New York - School of Professional Studies)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will provide resources and strategies for instructors to directly assess and address students’ self-regulated learning, efficacy, and anxiety. Drawing from my experience teaching college statistics, these strategies can be adapted to other disciplines.


Discovery Session
Thrive Online: Preparing Marginalized Learners for Success in Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Erin Measom (Brigham Young University - Main Campus (Provo))
Co-presenters: Layne West (Brigham Young University), Heather Leary (Brigham Young University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Many students feel unprepared and lacking skills and confidence to succeed in an online class. We developed  an asynchronous course targeting first-time online learners, aimed to increase students’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and self-efficacy.  A pilot study evaluated pre/post scores show promising results.


Discovery Session
Utilizing Blockchain Technology for Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Anthony Paganelli (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Co-presenter: Andrea Paganelli (Western Kentucky University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Southern Hemisphere I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Blockchain technology is increasingly being used in business, healthcare, education, and law, which it is becoming important for students to be aware of the technology. By implementing Blockchain concepts into online curriculum students will have basic knowledge of the technology.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere II
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
From the Dark Age to the Digital Age: Program Development and Re-Vitalization
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lisa Shappee (Kansas State University Salina)
Co-presenter: Kirsten Zoller (Kansas State University Salina Aerospace and Technology Campus)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Southern Hemisphere II
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Professional education units are charged to innovate, create, and revenue generate! Learn how we re-energized a dated program and transitioned it into a modern, online program.  Learn practical tips you can apply and learn about a four-stage model for program development that can be applied to new and existing programs. 


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere IV
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Not-So-Secret Agents: Leveraging Campus Advisory Groups to Guide Professional Learning Goals
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Eric Loepp (UW-Whitewater)
Co-presenter: Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Southern Hemisphere IV
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Looking for an easy-to-implement strategy for gathering data from your instructors to drive your professional learning strategy and related programming decisions? Join this interactive session to learn and share ideas for establishing instructor advisory groups! 


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Southern Hemisphere V
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
  • Leadership
Express Workshop
Revisiting the Community Conversation on Mental Health Support for Online Learners
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mitchell Farmer (Purdue University-Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Lindsay Roberts (Purdue University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

COVID-19 disruptions exacerbated demand for mental health services at colleges and universities but a lack of clarity on how to respond to the needs of online learners remains. Join another participant-driven discussion on the challenges, limitations, and opportunities for designing mental health services for online learners.  


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Atlantic Exhibit Hall
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Atlantic Exhibit Hall
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for our second networking coffee break of the conference. Not only is this an opportunity to recharge with a fresh cup of coffee or tea, but you will also have the opportunity to network with other attendees. Check out the Engagement Boulevard, meet with our conference exhibitors, and join one of our many games for an opportunity to win prizes!


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Europe 8
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live! On The Road
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 11:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Session Modality: Onsite with Streaming
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Europe 8
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join OLC Live! co-hosts as they talk to conference attendees "on the road" to sessions and activities. We will explore the different directions attendees are taking - with a little OLC trivia along the way! If you get stopped, be ready to answer some questions - and you might just win a prize!


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Americas Seminar
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Online discussion turns students into robots. Can AI help?
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Newton Miller (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Summers (University of St Augustine for Health Sciences), Andrew Shean (Penn Foster)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Americas Seminar
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Most class-based discussion forums are ineffective, poorly designed and actively counterproductive. But that doesn’t mean online discussion is always bad: done right, it can be transformative. At this panel, we’ll discuss how to build strong online discussion communities that don’t turn students into robots — and how AI can actually help.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Making an Impact: Inclusivity Through the Lens of Higher Education and Ed Tech
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University)
Co-presenters: Doug Geier (Springboard) (Virtual Presenter), Megan Kohler (Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Asia 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 Drawing parallels of best practice of inclusivity between Higher Education and the Educational Technology sectors, as well as exploring differences in design, measurement, and best practices, presenters share individual perspectives from service in varied roles within Higher Education support. Exploring Inclusive Design theories and practices along with changing instructional technology tools, standards, and models, this session provides a truly unique approach by spotlighting the role of Inclusive Design across all models of learning in the Higher Education sphere, leveraging unique lessons learned from presenters recently transitioning out of Higher Education into the Higher Education corporate space.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Embracing inclusion: Decolonizing online higher education
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Anita Samuel (Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USU))
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Asia 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As we enroll global learners in our online classrooms, we need to acknowledge that online learning spaces are not value neutral. We need to recognize the colonization of education and make create equity by decolonizing our online learning spaces. This session explores how we can decolonize our online classrooms.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Navigating Seasons of Change: Lessons Learned from a Semester Filled with Transitions
Date: Wednesday, November 16th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Barrett Schwarz (University of Memphis)
Co-presenter: Derek Hardaway (University of Memphis)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Asia 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This sessions will showcase how a small instructional design and technology team at an R1 university led their organization through an LMS transition from D2L to Canvas LMS in the middle of an academic year.


Wednesday November 16, 2022 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Asia 4
Concurrent Session 5