Fusion  |  Instructional Design  |  Research  |  

Registration for summit events is included in your All Access Pass conference registration. There are no additional steps to register for these sessions. All summit sessions are held during the onsite conference in Orlando.  

Each summit is divided into two or three segments. Feel free to attend an individual summit session or the full series of sessions within a summit.  The schedule for each summit can be found by clicking on the links for each of the three summit topics. (Coming soon)

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Fusion Summit

Tuesday,  November 15 

The Fusion Summit brings together diverse thought leadership and visionary actions of prominent voices from the respective communities of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AAPISIs), and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs).

The success of the field of online, blended and digital learning is bolstered by the dimensions of diversity present across our community, centering practices of sharing and collaboration in support of student success. The Fusion Summit spotlights the diverse thought leadership and visionary actions of prominent voices from the respective communities of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Asian American and Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AAPISIs), and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs), providing guidance and strategic vision for the entire community.

Join us at the Fusion Summit, which will focus on critical issues prioritized by diverse thought leaders of MSIs and their work in online education. This multi-part summit highlights actionable practices and strategic opportunities to consider across a variety of institutional landscapes.

  • Part 1 – 1:15pm – 2:00pm 
  • Part 2 – 2:15pm – 3:00pm
Research Summit

Research Summit

Wednesday, November 16    

Research often forms the foundation of practice across the online learning landscape, but within this foundation, how can research also advance inclusive support of educators, students, and advocates in the field? 

Join us for this two-part summit experience to learn more about advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in online learning, the changing demands for research, including deliberate efforts to understand the factors contributing to disparities and gaps, and opportunities for the future – What does inclusive and human-centered online learning research look like?  

We are excited to offer opportunities for those new to research and those who are experienced researchers, as well as everyone in between, to: 

  • Examine emerging research trends that extend scholarship and enhance practice in the field of digital, blended, and online learning; 
  • Discuss how we apply both emerging and foundational research to scholarship and practice; and   
  • Advance new knowledge by creating community through engaging with others who are interested in exploring similar questions and building collaborative networks to fill gaps around challenges in digital, blended, and online learning.
  • Part 1 – 1:15pm – 2:00pm
  • Part 2 – 3:00pm – 3:45pm

Instructional Design Summit

Instructional Design Summit

Thursday, November 17

The role of the instructional designer in online teaching and learning is as varied and complex as the institutions they work in. Join us as we share our experiences on how to leverage instructional designers and their craft to collaborate with more instructors so we can reach more students.

  • Part 1 – 9:45am-10:30am
  • Part 2 – 10:45am – 11:30am
  • Part 3 – 11:45am – 12:30pm

We look forward to seeing you at the OLC Accelerate 2022 Summits!  As you participate in these “deeper dives” into critical topics in the online learning world, we are certain they will complement your Accelerate 2022 experience!  Questions?  Contact us at conference@onlinelearning-c.org.

Tina Rettler-Pagel  

Summit Co-chair

Tina Rettler-Pagel, Madison College

     
Janet Smith  

Summit Co-chair

Janet Smith, University of Arizona