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

OLC Innovate 2023 Sessions

ALL SESSION TIMES ARE LISTED IN US CENTRAL TIME

Virtual Conference program: APRIL 4-6, 2023
Onsite in Nashville, TN Conference program: April 18-21, 2023

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 Thursday, April 20 at 4:00pm.  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 April 03, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP: HBCU Affordable Learning Solutions: Scaling and Sustaining Institutional Strategies and Expanding the Cultural Collections of OER
Date: Monday, April 3rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University), Jean-Jacques Medastin (Edward Waters College), Arletha McSwain (Central State University), Monique Earl-Lewis (Morehouse College), Veronica McEachin (Southern University at Shreveport)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Leading HBCUs implementing Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) will share their practices for supporting faculty changing to no-cost and low-cost digital course materials and institutionalizing AL$ with policies and practices. Strategies for creating OER that are culturally relevant for Africana learners and implementing open educational practices will be presented as well. 


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Zoom Room 5
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Harnessing The Resilience Within: Supporting Online and Digital Learning Through Plasticity, Sociality, and Meaning
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mays Imad (Pima Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

In The Book of Joy, the Dalai Lama, in conversation with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, invites us to develop our “Mental Immunity,” the skills we need, individually and collectively, to help ourselves and our communities guard against chronic stress so we may continue to learn and thrive. A key to developing such pivotal skills is understanding how our brains perceive and react to stressors and what enables us to self- and co-regulate.  

Our understanding of the human brain—its development evolution—has inspired cognitive psychologists and behavioral neuroscientists to describe the brain as a social organ. Indeed, our reliance on social connection with others is a matter of survival not preference. Meaningful social connections inform our sense of safety and serve as the underlying basis for our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. In order to cultivate digital learning spaces where such connections are possible, we must intentionally and explicitly design our learning communities and experiences to reflect and promote such vision.

In this session, we will examine polyvagal theory, which describes the nervous system as having a hierarchical organization. At the top of that hierarchy is our social engagement system which helps us connect and navigate relationships. In addition, we will consider the science of biological and behavioral resilience and the three factors that give rise to resilience: plasticity, sociality, and meaning. We will examine practical implications for how we can empower ourselves and our students to “befriend” our social engagement nervous system so we can continue to engage, learn, and thrive. Throughout, we will underscore the reality that “befriending” and regulating the nervous system, and by extension wellbeing, is not merely an individual responsibility but a societal one as well. Our intrinsic interconnectedness and interdependence equip us with the power to witness, uplift, and elevate the humanity of others and in doing so, we can begin to heal ourselves and others. 

Prior to the start of the keynote, we will recognize our 2023 OLC and MERLOT Award winners.  Please also join us Wednesday, April 5 from 10:15am-11:15pm US Central Time Zone (CT) for our OLC & MERLOT Awards Gala, where we will celebrate our award winners' achievements and have the opportunity to ask them questions.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Innovation of Virtual Simulations to Support Experiential Learning Experiences in Higher Education
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karla Arenas-Itotia (University of Texas at Arlington)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Experiential learning activities in a virtual setting create higher engagement with students in higher education settings. Virtual simulations built around synchronous or asynchronous formats promote student interactions. This presentation will cover the creation of a taskforce and how they implement these activities on a university campus. 


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
A Quality Approach to Online Learning
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katie Ragsdale (Polk State College)
Co-presenter: Carleigh Okwali (Polk State College)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Having identified a need to ensure quality online education for students, our institution developed a rubric to facilitate a quality online course designation process to improve distance education and earn state designation. This session will share strategies for the development and implementation of a quality assurance process and rubric.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Experiential Learning & Team-Based Technological Innovation
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Blackmon (College of William and Mary )
Co-presenters: Iria Giuffrida (College of William and Mary), Daqian Yu (College of William and Mary), Chelsey Noble (College of William and Mary)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our project involved an interdisciplinary team, technological development, and experiential learning.  We created a system, AccessCyber, to amplify experiential learning and curriculum access. Our work was supported by the [information redacted for anonymized review].


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Conversation, Not Presentation
Identifying Evidence for Distance Learning Quality
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jason Rhode (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What evidence does your institution collect to ensure that online / distance learning is comparable to in-person learning? Join this conversation to share your strategies for providing evidence of quality and collaborate with your peers to establish a playbook of best practices for institutions when preparing for accreditation review.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Best Practices for Online Classroom Management and Instruction
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sean Spear (Northcentral University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Managing an online classroom requires appropriately setting up and facilitating an environment that maintains the same rigor and support students receive in a traditional setting. With minimal funding and subsequent lack of support, teachers are required to manage systems and resources on their own to ensure students remain engaged and motivated in their learning. This presentation will discuss tips, strategies, and tools that teachers can use and implement right away to provide a meaningful learning experience for the traditional student.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Conversation, Not Presentation
From Course Developer to People Developer: Navigating Your Promotion to Manager of an Instructional Design Team
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University)
Co-presenter: Laura Widenor (Boise State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Congratulations! You have been promoted! You’ve gone from ID to ID manager.  You are excited! You are nervous! And you may be wondering, Now What!?! We invite you to share your journey from ID to manager with us in an engaging session.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
The State of Online Learning in Web3: How Educators Understand and Implement Ed3, Blockchain, and Metaversal Technologies
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ryan Straight (University of Arizona)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The "Ed3" movement champions integrating education with internet technologies targeting decentralization, learner sovereignty, and verifiable credentials, known collectively as Web3 and the metaverse. While this movement grows, the knowledge, attitudes, and concerns of those involved remain unknown. Contextual to online learning, results and implications of such a study are discussed.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
10 Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nancyruth Leibold (Southwest Minnesota State University)
Co-presenters: Tracy Hadler (Southwest Minnesota State University), Lindsay Rohlik (Southwest Minnesota State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) strategies for success in all students in higher education are the topic of this session. Successful CRT strategies designed by faculty engaging with working adults in university programs to welcome and connect with students and promote student success are the session's focus.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Conversation, Not Presentation
Network of Open Organization: Who NOO what’s possible when we network and how you can leverage the extensive open resources.
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenter: TJ Bliss (Idaho State Board of Education)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

For three years, leaders and staff of organizations supporting open educational resources, practices, services, pedagogies, research, data, and more have informally gather monthly to share strategies, opportunities, and achievements in open education.  Strategic collaborative projects were completed which educators around the world can leverage to accelerate the adoption of Open Education.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Curriculum to Careers: Radical Collaboration in Assessment, Analytics, and Design
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Elizabeth Smith (University of Phoenix- Main Campus)
Co-presenters: Shelly Hodges (University of Phoenix - Main Campus), Eve Krahe Billings (University of Phoenix - Main Campus)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Does your university experience obstacles and siloing in building and executing a strategy around connecting curriculum to careers?  Is this hindering your ability to drive transformative change in this area?

Join us we reflect on launching a university-wide initiative connecting curriculum to careers via instructional design, assessment, and data analytics.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Prioritizing engagement in virtual settings: Using Q-methodology to elevate the scholarship of teaching and learning
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tiffany Rogers-Randolph (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Shannon Norris-Parish (New Mexico State University-Main Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can you best engage students in virtual STEM courses? Engage in an online Q-sort alongside your fellow instructors to establish best practices to tackle this challenge. Learn about Q-methodology as a tool you can implement in your courses/research and create strategies to implement in your courses.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Creating 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusive OER
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kat Klement (Bemidji State University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation focuses on the importance of queer and transgender inclusion in OER and strategies for how instructors can both evaluate existing OER and find new sources for their courses.


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Energize me! caffeine-Free Energy!
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laura Schwarz (Minnesota State University - Mankato School of Nursing)
Co-presenter: Nancyruth Leibold (Southwest Minnesota State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Need a boost of energy without the ups and downs of caffeine?!  The presenters, both Board Certified Advanced Holistic Nurses, will provide holistic self-care tips to invigorate the mind, body, and spirit. From essential oils to forest bathing, there are many easy and enjoyable ways to rejuvenate teaching energy!


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Is it Online Education? Actually it is Mobile Learning.
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kirsten Meymaris (Purdue University Global)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online education is rapidly trending towards Mobile Learning.  Students are not just learning online; rather they are learning on the go, self-pacing their educational path, and accessing learning content through various mediums and screen sizes. Join in to learn how online students communicate, access, and complete online learning activities!


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Highlighting the E of STEM: an open tool for teachers to broaden the knowledge of engineers as authors of well-known social improvements
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Eduardo Montero (Universidad de Burgos )
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The project Engineers & STEM contributes to a better understanding of the E of STEM highlighting the role of engineer’s contribution to the development of society. It is addressed to teachers and students of primary, secondary (K-12), and engineering education. Objectives, methodology, results, and interactive debate will be presented.


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
From 2D to 3D: A framework for increasing critical thinking, student engagement, and knowledge construction in online discussions
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laurie Berry (University of Wisconsin Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Kristin Kowal (University of Wisconsin Extended Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you looking to add more dimension to your discussions to make them even more engaging and encourage your students to develop their critical thinking skills? We will walk you through a new framework, developed out of our research (Berry & Kowal, 2022), that will help draw more out of your students to add depth to their responses and interactions with others. Come ready to apply a new model toward this essential component of many online courses and take your discussions from good to great!


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Collaborating to Infuse DEI into Online Course Quality for All
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (SUNY Online)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will present an update on the cross-institutional collaboration to simultaneously address DEI and online course quality. SUNY, Cal State LA CETL, and now 66 other institutions are developing an online, openly-licensed, and freely available resource of annotations for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in online course design that can be used with any of the main online course quality rubrics, i.e., CVC-OEIOSCQRQOLT, or QM


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Instructor presence via synchronous interaction in online courses: What does the data say?
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Co-presenters: Lidija Krebs-Lazendic (University of New South Wales), Enoch Park (University of North Carolina - Charlotte)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Researchers share the results of a meta-analysis examining research on synchronous instructor presence in online courses and the relationship to student outcomes. We will discuss the research process and unexpected challenges. The discussion will include how the results can be applied by different stakeholder groups, including recommendations for researchers.


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Translating Old School Techniques into Online Instructional Strategies: Repurposing strategies that we love!
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University)
Co-presenters: Nicole Arrighi (Tennessee State University), Kelly Charles (The UWI)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Traditional teaching methods often seem useless when it comes to online learning. With tweaking, we can transform some familiar techniques into our digital classrooms.

We will take a few old-school, in-person instructional methods and translate them into interactive, online teaching strategies that will increase student engagement and active learning.

 

Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Inspiring Transparent Leadership to retain staff, keep positive team morale, and motivate team members to be fulfilled in their job roles
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dawn Coder (Pennsylvania State University-World Campus)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Vlajic (Pennsylvania State University-World Campus)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presenters will share ways they have implemented Transparent Leadership practices to retain staff and build a trusting and positive work environment for their team. They will discuss benefits and challenges they have experienced and call on the audience to share their experiences, ideas, and best practices in a discussion format.


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
  • Streamed Session
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
A Matter of Speaking: Strategies to Enhance Student Public Speaking Skills in Virtual Higher Education Courses
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Wendy Conaway (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Oral communication is essential in today’s workplace. This interactive session will explore effective and innovative ways to help online students acquire public speaking skills for workplace readiness.


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
Creating an Online Course That is Accessible to Students and Instructors with Disabilities: How to Get Started
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheryl Burgstahler (University of Washington-Seattle Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Music Lyrics and Padlet--An Engaging Student-Centered Approach to Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lora Walter (Chatham University)
Co-presenter: Julie Slade (Chatham University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Music is a powerful and influential tool that affects everyone, possibly without recognition. Using the Ludic Pedagogy framework and model as a guide, an engaging student-centered online assignment was created to help students explore history, culture, diversity, equity, and other topics through song lyrics. Use this in your class tomorrow!


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Building Bridges Between Jobs and People: Facilitating Collaboration to Address Workforce Gaps
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rick Lumadue (California State University - Long Beach)
Co-presenters: Maria Fieth (MERLOT-SkillsCommons), Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover how MERLOT-SkillsCommons, Ohio TechNet (OTN) and education-industry partners are modeling innovative strategies to fill in-demand, skilled jobs in advanced manufacturing. Explore strategies accelerating innovation to fill today’s demands for high-tech manufacturing jobs. Learn how OTN’s partnership with MERLOT-SkillsCommons and the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association (OMA) is creating a portal of Free training resources of relevant and vetted content for Ohio’s workforce training programs. 


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Equitable Education Through Open Educational Resources
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Becker (Madison Area Technical College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What are Open Educational Resources (OER) and what role do they play in building equity into the educational landscape? OER goes beyond cost savings and provides customizable content which can reflect historically marginalized voices and viewpoints. This presentation will provide a foundation on what OER are, how they are used, and their importance in equity in education. Practical resources and tips for incorporating diverse content will also be provided. 


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Malsow before Bloom in Online Higher Education Courses
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kristen Walley (Rasmussen College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

“Maslow before Bloom’ calls for educators to meet learners’ basic needs before striving for academic outcomes.  Common in residential settings, such motivational strategies are scarce in online tertiary environments.   Using Maslow’s (1943) theory, recognize the needs of adult learners and gain practical strategies to meet these needs in online environments.


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
We asked…and they told us! Meeting Faculty Needs with Asynchronous Research Programming
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Morgan Denney (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Helen Hammond (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Face it! Faculty are BUSY! They are teaching, grading papers, planning lessons, engaged in service to the college through clubs and committees, and serving the university through committees. With time as limited as this; engaging in scheduled synchronous research programming is often difficult. In this session research findings will be provided related to asynchronous developmental research programming to meet the busy needs of online faculty so that they can access what they want and need easily – one ‘Bite’ of content at a time.


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
  • Leadership
Education Session
Advancing OER in Texas: Discover, Contribute, Collaborate
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kylah Torre (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board)
Co-presenter: Carrie Gits (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Division of Digital Learning at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is advancing the OER ecosystem in Texas and beyond. Through research, advocacy, partnerships, and trainings this work eliminates geographical, financial, and procedural barriers and fosters the adoption of quality OER practices and materials.  


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Meet ACSL (Active Slide): A low-prep / high-yield teaching strategy that transforms lectures into engaging encounters with course content.
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jerzy / George Jura (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Starting with an acknowledgement of lectures as a still widespread teaching technique, the presentation proposes an innovative, easy-to-implement teaching strategy that streamlines lecture planning, and transforms lectures into active, engaging encounters with course content: ACSL (ACtive SLide) is a low-prep, high-yield strategy with measurable results.


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Conversation, Not Presentation
Is it possible to be “device agnostic?” A conversation, not presentation about digital teaching & learning
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lorna Gonzalez (California State University Channel Islands)
Co-presenters: Michael McGarry (CSU Channel Islands), Ben Hyrek (California State University-Channel Islands)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Is it possible to be “device agnostic” in higher education teaching and learning? This session invites audiences with various roles in teaching, learning, and innovation to unpack this question through discussion prompts, front-loaded with recent research. This discussion will be generative, with attendees contributing to a shareable resource and recommendations.


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Beyond the Technology: Incorporating Instructional Design Principles into Professional Development
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Korslund (University of Cincinnati)
Co-presenter: Ashley Seibert (Northern Kentucky University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Adobe Express or Canva? Microsoft or Google? Zoom or Teams? Often it feels we focus more on the tool than the needs of our learners. Here we will discuss how understanding basic instructional design principles can help faculty effectively choose and use technology for teaching and learning. 


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Leadership
Education Session
The Power of Digital Badging to Position Dual Enrollment Students for Career-focused Self Advocacy
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carrie Wandler (St Catherine University)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Digital badges have been leveraged with increasing success to bridge the gap between the language of higher education and the workforce. But what about those who never matriculate? Join St. Catherine University as it shares its innovative approach to meeting the needs of this growing sub-set of job-ready students.


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Plenary Address
  • Streamed Session
Plenary Address
A Conversation On Digital Equity and Student Success
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tia McNair (American Association of Colleges and Universities)
Co-presenter: Edward Watson (American Association of Colleges and Universities)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How are institutions building diverse and equity-centered opportunities for the future of online and blended education? What are existing and emerging evidence-based practices and opportunities that promote innovation and student success? This session will focus on topics related to using data to inform pedagogical and institutional changes related to equity, inclusive excellence, high-impact practices, and student success.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Aligning Learning Activities and Outcomes
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Culver (Southern Methodist University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Activities keep all learners engaged in the course, whether the activity is a group discussion, a lab, a discussion post, or a blog. As meaningful as many of the activities are, the activities do not prepare students for assessments if the activity, outcome, and assessment are not aligned. How do we know? Come to this session and let's talk about it. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session Asynchronous
At the Intersection of Open Education and Instructional Design
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bethany Mickel (University of Virginia-Main Campus Library)
Co-presenter: Hope Fitzgerald (University of Virginia-Arts & Sciences)
Track: Open Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Explore the potential of Open Educational Resources and Practices (OER/OEP) to foster intentionally-inclusive learning, encourage student engagement and promote instructor autonomy and reflection. Participants will gain familiarity with OER/OEP and their affordances, and will consider the potential for collaborative faculty-designer partnerships to foster more open, welcoming learning environments.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Beyond InstructIon: Scaling Support for a Large OnlIne Master’s Program
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will explore some of the ancillary services that complement online learning initiatives, such as academic advising, disability accommodations, and career development. We will briefly present our procedures, and explore with attendees what structures exist at other universities.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Building Community in the Asynchronous Environment; Perspectives across the Campus
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: JeVaughn Lancaster (Lynn University - Boca Raton)
Co-presenters: Harika Rao (Lynn University), Brittany Kiser (Lynn University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Technology and circumstances have opened doors to online education, and there are many reasons why students opt for online education. While online education offers the comfort of convenience, it also brings in several concerns of feeling alone, sitting in front of a device, and attempting to complete coursework with little support synchronously. Throughout this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to hear from different perspectives on how we have brought the classroom to the living room by enhancing our online offerings while building a sense of community.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Changes Your Digital Strategy Needs BEFORE the Money Arrives
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Al Kingsley (NetSupport)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Is your district flush with cash for technology purchases? One common mistake is making purchases without a solid district plan for technology and digital resources. Discover how to map out an effective Digital Strategic Plan to maximize and have better control over your resources and budget.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Closing the academia-to-industry gap in undergraduate environmental science using curriculum-to-careers programmatic mapping
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jacquelyn Kelly (University of Phoenix)
Co-presenters: Tomáš J Oberding (University of Phoenix Online), Dianna Gielstra (University of Phoenix Online)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In an undergraduate environmental science program at a large online institution, we addressed the skills gap between industry and higher education.  Development of a curriculum-to-careers program map synthesized industry needs with education outcomes. Consequently, program graduates will be prepared with content knowledge, industry skills, and the ability to use both.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Compassion and Connection Toolbox: Building Bridges Between Instructors and Students
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sharron DeRosier (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide)
Co-presenter: Helena Hubl (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

We will focus on strategies for creating a culture of compassion and connection in your classroom. Discussions will build upon practices used in virtual modalities by incorporating strategies to adjust expectations, be fully present, practice empathy, and connect with your students using your LMS.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Cultivating a Growth Mindset with Holistic Scoring Strategies
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ian Haugh (FeedbackFruits)
Co-presenter: Kim Chappell (Fort Hays State University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Targeted feedback and holistic scoring are two of the most effective approaches for building a growth mindset culture among students. Join this session to dive into a case study on student persistence and explore a set of feedback strategies and holistic scoring methods that can be implemented across any discipline.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • HBCU
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Cultural Competency: Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow through the Lens of Leadership Theory
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Charlotte Phillips (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Cultural competence is an essential requirement of administrators, curriculum developers, faculty, and students who drive the mission, values, vision, and goals at academic institutions. Their scope of influence and efficacy is thus enabled through leadership appropriateness and skill. Universities preparing students for the next phase of their lives not only must equip their students academically, but also holistically in order for them to flourish-and this includes the area of cultural competence. This presentation offers insight into four leadership styles, Charismatic Leadership, Servant Leaderships, Transformational Leadership, and Situational Leadership and the application of each for effective cultural competency in academic settings.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Diagnosing the TPACK Landscape in Native Language Instructors of Taiwan: What Affects Their Readiness to Teach in Technology-Rich Classrooms?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Yuan-Hung Lee (National Chiao Tung University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In Taiwan, Native Languages become a new mandatory subject from grade 1 to 12 starting in 2022. This study examines the technical, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) of Taiwanese native language teachers (NLTs). Used the Delphi method, Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), the NLTs’ competency of teaching with technology was uncovered.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Embedding for Equity: Integrating Writing and Research Supports into the Curriculum
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Dunn (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenter: Karin Mente (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Join us to learn how to leverage writing and research resources by embedding them in the curriculum to support nontraditional students, foster an equitable online environment, and cultivate a Culture of Care. A fun, virtual Jeopardy game will kick off the presentation, so come ready to play!


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Evolution of Collaborative Instructional Design Processes
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Naomi Burton-MacLeod (McGill University)
Co-presenters: Maggie Lattuca (McGill University), Diane Maratta (McGill University), Kirsti Harris (McGill University), Clinton Glenn (McGill University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Evolution occurs in response to a multitude of external and internal shaping forces. As a new instructional design team entering an untouched landscape of online program design for our university, our design processes inevitably evolved. Hear how we adapted every term to keep collaboration central and connect over common experiences.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Examining the Impact of Virtual Synchronous Course Design in a Blended Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Riley (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Technological advances have increased educators' ability to innovate in the virtual synchronous environment. This presentation will provide detailed innovative learning strategies used during the implementation of virtual synchronous learning in a blended accelerated baccalaureate nursing program. Student course evaluation scores with open-ended comments and aggregate performance data will be shared.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Flip Flops and Umbrellas: Strategies for Entry Point Course Redesign
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Teresa Handy (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenter: Connie Lower (Ashford University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Entry point courses are the gateway to beginning the college experience and for many open enrollment students this is their first engagement with a higher education institution. To help students persist in their first course, the instructors for an entry point course revised and flip flopped the content rich assignments to create a high touch and engaging entry point course. The redesign intentionally used cognitive primers, interactives, assignments, and discussions to yield an umbrella of support for students while helping them build connections to the university community.  


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Graduate Student Discovery Session: Educational institutions and industry collaborations, are they beneficial?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Natalie Hazen (Robert Morris University)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will explore the collaboration between higher education and industry to uncover the benefits and barriers. Although educational institutions and organizations often pursue different outcomes, integration between them offers value to the community, industry, educational institution, and most importantly, the students.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session Asynchronous
High Touch in a High Tech Classroom: The Impact of Virtual Student Study Hours
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tanya Mooney (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

First-year online students are at risk for dropping out. How might a free, optional virtual study hall support and engage students? Would this ultimately impact their persistence? This session shares student perceptions of how a virtual study hall impacted persistence as a first-year student.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
How the Pandemic has Changed Education: From the Students of the Pandemic
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Janet Chappell (Columbia Southern University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The pandemic changed the way of life altogether, let alone education. What was once identified as non-traditional education is now beginning to be viewed as traditional education; how education is being provided. More and more institutions and organizations are adopting the non-traditional method of operating, educating, training, and engaging with basic communications and interactions. Per the pandemic, it became the sole method in continuing education across all educational platforms. However, with this method being applied, there is an identified concern where this new method has no human to human interaction and the learning experiences are minus humanized engagement. The question now is, how has the pandemic changed education for our students? And what can be done to help with the changes and pivots that had to take place? What is missing and needed?


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
How to Achieve a Five-Star Peer Review from the MERLOT Biology Board.
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michael Plotkin (MERLOT Biology)
Track: Open Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Have you created a high-quality biology-related material you would like to share with the world? You can submit your resource to the MERLOT collection and achieve a 5-star rating from the MERLOT peer review process. This will increase the visibility, reach and attractiveness of your resource.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Improving faculty performance deficits with Performance-Based Review Cadence
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anna Garner (University of Phoenix-Arizona)
Co-presenters: Peter Conrad (University of Phoenix-Arizona), Rheanna Reed (University of Phoenix-Arizona)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Observing, measuring, and coaching faculty performance is essential in managing faculty. We will consider and discuss how we can promote positive faculty performance outcomes by modifying the cadence of annual performance reviews, based on faculty performance, resulting in a more intentional approach regarding when and how we review faculty teaching.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Information and Communication Technology Literacy for Women in Sustainable Employment
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University Long Beach)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The work force has needed to deal more effectively with ever-increasing amounts and types of information, increasingly by leveraging technology. These changes call for ICT  literacy, which is unevenly addressed, especially for women are under-represented industries. These realities lead to economic and digital inequity. This session discusses partnership among SkillsCommon, WISE  and MERLOT to build digital equity for women seeking sustainable employment. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Keeping humanity at the center of teaching; human-centricity as a guiding principle in technological evolution and remote learning tools
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marcin Demkowicz (Share The Board)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Millions of us choose – or have to choose – to learn from someone physically distant. But as all of our interactions become increasingly rooted in remote digital experiences, what are we actually losing besides the proximity of other people? What are the risks of this loss and are they avoidable?


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Leverage Your Team, the Affective Domain, and Diffusion of Innovation to Increase Efficiency and Instructor Autonomy
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Shara Gonzalez (Florida International University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Field Guides support instructors with a lighthearted, relatable approach that increases instructor interaction with their designers and each other, autonomy in courses, and overall efficiency in course development. By leveraging our team, the affective domain, and diffusion of innovation, we share micro best practices, wrapped up in a Beyonce bow. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Multimedia as a Tool for Engagement and Assessment
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anica Cisneroz (Angelo State University)
Co-presenters: Kim Livengood (Angelo State University), Kristen Lyons (Angelo State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Students increase content knowledge and solve problems when creating multimedia presentations. This session will explore how multimedia presentations can be utilized to both engage online students and assess learning.  Throughout the presentation, participants will contribute ideas to shared documents/boards that will be available to them after the presentation. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Predicting the Future of Instructional Design in Higher Education
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Joseph Evanick (Geisinger College of Health Sciences)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The COVID-19 pandemic forced institutions to rely on instructional design teams more than ever. As institutions and faculty members become more adapt to best practices concerning online education, the role of instructional designers will continue to evolve. This presentation will predict the future of instructional design in higher education.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Public Course Reviews as Peer Advising: Authorship and Usage
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will present data on our research on students' creation and use of course reviews as a form of peer advising, and facilitate a conversation among representatives from other universities about their use of the same.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Research
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Rebuilding method : Developing the couse design strategy for blended learning with interactive toolkit
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katsusuke Shigeta (Hokkaido University)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

To support the introduction of blended learning after the COVID-19 era, we developed a teacher training program to improve the course design process of teachers. This presentation will share how the “Rebuild method” and “Course design toolkit” support course design while visualizing and modifying the course structure effectively and interactively.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Social Justice in Dissertation Completion: Equity for Online Doctoral Students and Adjunct Faculty Chairs
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michelle Dennis (Adler University)
Co-presenters: Donna DiMatteo-Gibson (Adler University), Eddie Gordon (Adler University), Marianne Cabrera (Adler University), James Halbert (Adler University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This presentation describes a Dissertation Continuation Model (DCM) supporting equity for adjunct faculty serving as dissertation chairs and online doctoral students who have completed 12 credits of dissertation but have not defended their projects. This model was designed to center adjunct faculty experience and provide resources to online doctoral students.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Student-Driven Quality Assurance Practices in Online Education: Centering Student Advisors in Design Innovation
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Samantha Maxwell (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Michelle Vonie (University of Arizona)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

All too often, online course quality is determined by a course’s compliance with industry standards rather than consultation with actual students. In this presentation, we share a case study of student-driven quality assurance practices recently developed in a University Center for Assessment, Teaching, and Technology.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Use and application of case studies/vignettes in online/hybrid teaching
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amar Kanekar (University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore ways in which instructors can develop and implement case studies/vignettes as  teaching and assessment tools in online/hybrid teaching formats.  Differences in application of case-studies in virtual/hybrid/face-to-face formats and the benefits to instructors and students of using them as pedagogical tools will be discussed as well.  


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Using Alternative Instructional Equivalencies to Enhance Learner Engagement 2.0
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Deborah Mixson-Brookshire (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Enhancing learner engagement in an online course can be challenging but can be accomplished by utilizing some of the key components of alternative instructional equivalencies.  Furthermore, utilizing alternative instructional equivalencies to enhance online courses ensures a positive impact for both the learner and instructor through governing hours of classroom instruction.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Visual and Digital Literacies through Fake News
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University Long Beach)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

With more digital and visual communication, youth need competencies in discerning and producing visual information digitally, especially in cross-cultural communication. To contextualize these literacies, educators can use fake news in teaching these skills. Learn effective strategies and venues for such teaching and learning. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Walk the Talk: Supporting the Equity Journey of the Online Higher Education Institutions
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Teresa Handy (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenter: Tamecca Fitzpatrick (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This is a session about the virtual multi-pronged approach to help faculty move from a discussion of equity to the implementation of equity practices in the learning environment to positively impact student retention and success. How does gamification and other interventions used to support the personal journeys of faculty and staff impact not only their values but also the learning environment?

 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Workshop: “Using Hispanic Dances to Teach Hispanic Culture, Diversity, Tolerance & Inclusion Online. An interactive and practical approach to Hispanic culture.”
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chita Espino-Bravo (Fort Hays State University)
Co-presenter: D Nicole English (Fort Hays State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

 In this session/workshop you will learn about a way of teaching Hispanic culture and diversity online or face to face, using dance as a focus (flamenco and Afro-Cuban dance). We use two different approaches (Social Learning/Sociological Approach and Task-Based Learning Approach/Language for Specific Purposes), which have common learning outcomes. Attendees learn about diversity, tolerance, inclusion, and social justice, while learning about the dance and its social context. Attendees also learn some specific Spanish vocabulary through the dance and dance movements, as well as learning about Hispanic culture and respect for a different culture. By extension we all learn to be more tolerant and accepting of different cultures and ways of living. A brief post-task activity will be conducted to see what attendees learned from the session (4 questions to be answered in the session).


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
You Had Me at MERLOT - Become a MERLOT Peer Reviewer
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cathy Swift (California State University - Long Beach)
Co-presenter: Catherine Honig (MERLOT (California State University - Long Beach))
Track: Open Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Open Educational Resources are more popular than ever. How do you find quality materials that are reviewed by experts? You turn to MERLOT. We hope that you, in turn, will consider becoming a MERLOT Peer Reviewer. By viewing this session, you will discover all the benefits of peer-reviewing for MERLOT. 


Tuesday April 18, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Jackson AB
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Master Class
Master Class
Master Class: Become a Certified OLC Course Reviewer
Date: Tuesday, April 18th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson AB
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

In this workshop, participants will take a deep dive into the OSCQR rubric, a course-level evaluation instrument that is part of the OLC Quality Scorecard Suite. Participants will learn OLC’s processes and strategies for conducting course-level reviews at diverse institutions. Participants will also conduct an abbreviated course review using the OSCQR rubric that will lead to an official reviewer certification through OLC. Participants will also complete a series of activities to develop a plan to implement a peer review process at their institutions to increase student success and equity.


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).

 
Tuesday April 18, 2023 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jackson AB
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Master Class
Master Class
Master Class: Revolutionizing Course Content Creation with ChatGPT: An Interactive Workshop for Educators
Date: Tuesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (TCS Education System)
Co-presenter: Veronica Estrada (Pacific Oaks College)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Jackson AB
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize online education by creating sophisticated and personalized learning experiences and feedback for students. This workshop will examine the platform ChatGPT, assessing its capabilities and limitations while exploring potential implementation strategies. Participants will collaborate to create sample course content (objectives, syllabus, lecture notes, etc.).


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).

 
Tuesday April 18, 2023 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Jackson CD
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Master Class
  • Community College
Master Class
Master Class: Influencing Mindset, Resiliency, and Well-Being into Everyday Teaching, Grading, and Learning Practices: Real Talk with Community College Faculty
Date: Tuesday, April 18th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lynn Baldwin (Madison Area Technical College)
Co-presenter: Lynea LaVoy (Madison Area Technical College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson CD
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Research shows that today’s students enter our higher education classrooms with potential self-doubt and feelings that their achievements and current skills are not good enough. This "imposter” feeling may adversely affect the student’s future academic success. Yet, through intentional and deliberate actions, colleges can begin to move digital learners from nonproductive mindsets to productive mindsets, leading to more engaged students—and ultimately, more successful students in and outside of the classroom. 

Madison College has found that providing a mindset-oriented class for students has a significant impact on the holistic growth of the student, rather than just their academic achievements alone. Students report these concepts have been critical to personal, professional, and academic growth. These life-changing concepts, which go beyond the walls of the classroom, have also inspired and bolstered faculty, with many experiencing profound effects in other aspects of their work, and beyond their teaching spaces. 

Join this OLC Innovate Master’s Class to experience portions of Madison College’s Mindset for Success course, designed to equip students with the perseverance and determination of an entrepreneurial mindset at the onset of a digital learner’s academic journey.  

This Master Class is intended for faculty, instructional designers, and anyone interested in student success across any institutional type.  


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).

 
Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 8:35 AM
Washington B
  • Summit
  • Leadership
Summit
Leadership Summit - Part 1: The Secret to Unlocking Lower Student Acquisition Costs
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:35 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Thomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Courtney Borton (University of Central Florida), JT Allen (My Foot Path)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Washington B
Session Duration: 35min
Brief Abstract:

Higher education leaders today must become innovative on how to combat the consistent increase in marketing acquisition costs and the volatile retention rates. This session is designed for a panel of online, marketing, enrollment, and retention experts to discuss the “lost students” and how to target, support, and bring them back.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Jackson F
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
Crafting Multimedia: Creating Accessible Audio, Video and Visual Presentations
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lindsay Nichols Foster (Tarrant County College)
Co-presenter: Kim Estes (Tarrant County College)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Jackson F
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Attend this session and learn how to create multimedia presentations that include captions and transcripts that include actions, simple images, and complex images such as diagrams, charts, and graphs. This session will address how to build a better video and address issues before they become an issue; coaching peers, colleagues, and stakeholders; and building a culture of inclusion and belonging by addressing the most common accessibility issues.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Lincoln A
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Humanistic STEM: Blending STEM and Humanities in Asynchronous Courses to Improve the Student Experience
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Debra Bourdeau (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide)
Co-presenter: Beverly Wood (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Lincoln A
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Humanistic STEM (H-STEM) has the power to transform both STEM and humanities higher education.  H-STEM is the ability to blend technical competence in STEM with humanities-based skills—such as critical thinking and communication—that employers desire. Presenters will discuss how this innovative program can be developed and delivered asynchronously online.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Presidential Chamber B
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
  • Leadership
Workshop
Project Management, Change Management, and Now F’ing Management: Strategies for Managing Teams Managing Innovations in Higher Education
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Presidential Chamber B
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
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.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 8:40 AM to 9:15 AM
Washington B
  • Summit
  • Leadership
Summit
Innovation Marketplace: Building a Community of Academic and Commercial Entrepreneurs
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 8:40 AM to 9:15 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Washington B
Session Duration: 35min
Brief Abstract:

Collaborations between commercial providers and higher education are often inefficient, ineffective, bureaucratic, and poorly managed by both higher education and commercial providers. MERLOT-SkillsCommons and Partner in Publishing are leading a strategic initiative for commercial providers and educators to accelerate the sustained adoption of effective and affordable innovations in educational technologies.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 10:30 AM to 11:05 AM
Washington B
  • Summit
Summit
Leadership Summit - Part 2: Engaging with Adjunct Faculty
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:05 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Linch (American College of Education)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Washington B
Session Duration: 35min
Brief Abstract:

There are four types of adjunct faculty: specialists and experts, freelancers, career-enders, and aspiring academics. The goal of this session would be to identify the needs and characteristics of each group, and brainstorm ways they can be supported and engaged with by the institution.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Jackson AB
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
The Accessible EdTech Playlist
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Wendy Torres (Coppin State University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Jackson AB
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore and highlight an “edTech Playlist” of Web 2.0 tools that allow for collaboration, innovation, as well as being accessible for varying learners.  Details regarding each tool will be provided in report card grades for how the tools rate in terms of accessibility.

 


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Jackson F
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
Leveraging User-Centered Design for Student Success
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Napolita Hooper-Simanga (Western Governors University)
Co-presenter: Takiya Moore (Western Governors University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Jackson F
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

What is the best way to design systems that are user-centered and put student voices at the center of student success initiatives? This session will describe how to employ user-centered design to uncover valuable insights and develop systems that support student success and retention through an interactive session based on a real case study from a large institution.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Lincoln A
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
Post-Pandemic Teaching and Learning: Revisiting Common Practices
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dawn Ford (University of Tennessee - Chattanooga)
Co-presenter: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Lincoln A
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

The COVID-19 pandemic spurred dramatic shifts in post-secondary teaching and learning that have fundamentally challenged long-held views and practices. This presentation highlights common instructional and assessment strategies that can be revisited and adapted to more effectively  address the cognitive, emotional, and psychosocial needs of  college students.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Presidential Chamber B
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • Leadership
Workshop
Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI) Deep Dive: Understanding, Planning, Documenting and Ensuring RSI Compliance with OSCQR
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (SUNY Online)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Presidential Chamber B
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
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 research-based effective online practices, accreditation requirements, as well as the US Department of Education’s (DoE) regulation requiring online courses to demonstrate regular and substantive interaction (RSI) "to ensure federal financial aid funds are used appropriately."


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Jackson B
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Thematic course design: from ideation to the screen
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kristina Schmid (University of Nevada - Las Vegas)
Co-presenter: Daniel Antoniuk (University of Nevada-Las Vegas)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 A showcase of our online courses designed with inspiring themes. Themed courses are a creative solution for gaining the learner’s attention with interactive media. We will share our creative and collaborative ideation process and inspire you with your own.  Our course development team consists of instructional designers and multimedia specialists.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Jackson C
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Building from the People Up: Collaborative Structures to Transform Online Learning at a Large Public University
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jason Johnston (The University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Co-presenters: Igor Akpovo (University of Tennessee The - Knoxville), Jennifer Gramling (The University of Tennessee - Knoxville)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Jackson C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

If you were tasked to transform distance education at your institution, how would you do it? Through a team-led discussion, learn how leaders at one large, public research university envisioned and carried out a collaborative approach to transform online learning including examples of the networks and communities they created.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Jackson D
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Celebrating Online Course Quality: From Self-assessment to Institutional Recognition
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tracy Miller (Northern Illinois University)
Co-presenters: Jason Rhode (Northern Illinois University), Megan Holt (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Jackson D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During this session, presenters will outline the reasons for streamlining the institutional process for reviewing and recognizing online courses for quality. With the accelerated growth of today’s online education landscape, presenters will share their process, results and lessons learned for implementing a scalable quality online course review process.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Jackson E
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
From Small Steps to Big Leaps: Creating and Coordinating Individual DEI Innovations Across Campus
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Co-presenter: Eric Loeppe (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It can be difficult to understand where one might start with advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in their courses, programs, or institutions. This session will detail how a campus initiative formed around DEI, as well as document the stories of two projects and lessons learned in this initiative. 


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Jackson F
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Take Care of You: Guilt-Free Self-Care
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tammi Kolski (AECT)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Whether you are considering full-time remote work or you are a remote instructor, instructional designer, administrator, or corporate professional development personnel, understanding the need for self-care in a home-based work environment is important. This conversation focuses on strategies for maintaining physical and emotional well-being when being a full-time remote worker.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Lincoln A
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Creating Your Best Videos: Using Mayer’s Multimedia Principles to Enhance Viewer Comprehension of Classroom Videos
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jerimy Sherin (Oklahoma State University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Lincoln A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

COVID-19 forced instructors to create multimedia content for remote learning on campuses across the country. Unfortunately, most of this content lacked instructional value. This presentation teaches sound multimedia principles to guide the creation of multimedia content, and shows how these research-based concepts can enhance video instruction to increase learner comprehension.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Lincoln B
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Communities in Crisis: Student Voices on Climate Change Pressbooks Partnership
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: April Millet (Pennsylvania State Univeristy)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Lincoln B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Communities in Crisis: Student Voices on Climate Change is an Open Educational Resource developed by curating undergrad student essays and then publishing them using Pressbooks. This session will describe the project in detail including the idea, the partnership between a faculty member, a learning designer, and an undergraduate student, the student assignment, the selection process, and the technologies used to create the resource.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Presidential Chamber B
Concurrent Session 1
Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Concurrent Session 1
  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
A Design Case for a Mentoring Program for Women STEM Faculty
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw (University of Memphis)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentaton will outline a  design case describing the tensions and resolutions of a virtual STEM mentoring program developed for mid-career STEM women faculty. The design focused on the self-paced modules. The case highlights the intersection of design elements, Bandura’s (1977) sources of self-efficacy, as related to mentoring competencies and career advancement. 


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Adventures in Online Learning: Incorporating Live Learning in an Asynchronous Online Learning Environment
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Allison Rief (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenters: Bryan Aylward (University of Arizona Global Campus), Morgan Johnson (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our institution adopted an asynchronous model for online learning. Despite historical practices, instructors thought that students would desire to engage with their instructors in real time rather than through back-and-forth asynchronous discussions and written feedback.  This thought led to a more in-depth exploration of adaptive synchronous learning.  The impact identified has now evolved into an institution level implementation plan. Presenters include both faculty and staff so that they can share their unique lens on Live Learning including the logistics of running sessions, major roadblocks identified, and student success metrics.  Staff members will cover basics about adjunct faculty contracts, cloud-based conferencing platforms, and legal issues. 


  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Anonymity: A Double-Edged Sword for Gender Equity in a CS1 Forum?
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we briefly present and then lead a discovery discussion of the complex relationship between gender equity and anonymity in course forums in online classes. Our research suggests that patterns in anonymous posting may actually reinforce the same negative perceptions that give rise to it in the first place.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building an Online Learning Community through Enhanced Instructor Presence
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jian Su (University of Tennessee The - Knoxville)
Co-presenter: Christina Goode (The University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

By enhancing instructor presence in an online course, instructors can foster a connection with students and build a strong online learning community. This session explores opportunities for creating an engaged online learning community and strategies to build and maintain a sense of instructor presence throughout an online course.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Coaching for Student Success: Engaging Your Online Learners
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jackie Coello (Florida International University)
Co-presenter: Janessa Guzman (Florida International University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will explore the strategies used to build and foster relationships with non-traditional fully online students. We will be showcasing how we communicate, engage and cultivate belonging with our students, while being physically distanced.  

 


  • Discovery Session
  • Blended
Discovery Session
Connecting Emerging Talent to Careers with Top Employers: Blended Training and Technology-Enabled Learning Journeys
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Charity Jennings (Wiley Edge - a Wiley company)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Emerging talent is an important part of meeting employers’ needs for a skilled, diverse workforce. The pillars of an effective blended training program include a technology-enabled learning journey fueled by employer-driven projects, practitioner instructors, and ongoing support to equip recent college graduates from all backgrounds with job-ready skills.


  • Discovery Session
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Creating Equity and Inclusivity with Gratitude
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Marjorie Rosen (Bryan University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion starts with an idea. How about starting with gratitude?


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Developing an unfolding virtual reality experience: A collaborative institutional approach to innovative education
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kayla Collins (Baylor University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Virtual reality experiences provide healthcare students an opportunity to practice professional and technical skills in contextualized environments leading to increased confidence in clinical practice. This session explores the collaborative process of designing and implementing an unfolding virtual reality experience within an institution.  


  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Empowering Universal Design Through Interactive Content
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Suzanne Kissel (Ellucian)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

veryone wants to create robust, interactive content but who has the time? This presentation showcases a solution in H5P, an open-source,easy-use technology, that designers and instructors can employ to help their courses meet the needs of all learners in accordance with the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Guidelines.

 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Exploring the Metaverse as a Tool to Teach Practice Skills: Opportunities and Challenges
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sebrena Jackson (University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa)
Co-presenters: Alex Colvin (Texas Woman's University), Angela Bullock (University of the District of Columbia)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There continues to be a need to prepare practitioners with the skills necessary to address global challenges. This presentation will give an overview of the Metaverse and explore the possibilities for how the Metaverse could be used to teach practice skills and connect students globally.

 
  • Discovery Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Fostering an Engaged and Empowered Team: Developing Mission, Vision, and Values Statements to Build Authenticity and Belonging
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Malcolm Cowling (Syracuse University)
Co-presenters: Judy Teng (Syracuse University), Tom Downes (Syracuse University), Stephen Finley (Syracuse University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Mission vision and values statements are essential to building an inclusive, engaged, and empowered culture within your online course development team. But how do you ensure your statements will be meaningful and long-lasting?  This presentation will detail strategies and demonstrate a whole-team approach for creating your own MVV development project.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Jumpstart Industry Experts in Becoming Expert Instructors!
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Maria Fieth (MERLOT-SkillsCommons)
Co-presenter: Donna Hanks (Western Dakota Tech)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

All college instructors, especially knowledgeable industry experts new to the classroom, need strong teaching skills and practical approaches to teaching and learning. Western Dakota Technical College helps improve instructor retention and student engagement using California State University SkillsCommons’ Jumpstart to Successful Instruction, an online, self-paced open course.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Visual Metaphors as Creative Expressions for Human Connection to Build Learning community in an Online Course
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Hong Wang (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As many students experience isolation in online courses, community building is crucial to students’ engagement in online courses. This presentation will share a creative way to make human connection and build learning community in an online course. Participants will take away new ideas with resource to enhance their online courses.

 


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Jackson A
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
GeoGebra for Student-centered Discovery-based Math Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Robert Pontecorvo (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Jackson A
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

GeoGebra's free Math Open Educational Recourses (OERs) are leading the way for educators to incorporate customizable student-centered discovery-based learning in any teaching modality. Come with your device and learn how to increase access, equity, and engagement as you create your own course specific Tarsia (9-square) puzzle in GeoGebra.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Presidential Chamber A
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
An Instructional Design Perspective on Digital Badging
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amber O'Casey (Alamo College District Office)
Co-presenters: Sherri Braxton (Bowdoin College), Kelly Hoyland (1EdTech)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Chamber A
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Get the scoop on what it takes to launch or scale a successful digital badging program. We'll cover everything from key terminology to the role of instructional designers and faculty in program development. We'll provide two institutional examples and share our experiences and valuable lessons learned.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Jackson B
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
New Faculty Orientation Done Right!
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Melissa West (Walden University)
Co-presenters: Deepa Shriram (Walden University), Kristy Wake (Walden University), Lyda DiTommaso Downs (Walden University), Allanna Rocca (Walden University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will discover a unique approach to faculty training that integrates the following: immersive student and faculty experience, active LMS engagement, personalized support, and opportunities to demonstrate effective and inclusive practices that align with the university’s values and initiatives. Participants will leave with ideas to implement at their learning institutions.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Jackson C
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Blended
  • Leadership
Education Session
Dynamic Duos: Choreographing the Dance of the ID & SME
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Jackson C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The meeting ground of instructional designers and subject matter experts more often resembles a skirmish than a dance. Supporting these interdependent roles requires out-of-the-box thinking and creative leadership. This session will challenge participants to reimagine their institution’s approach to course design while metaphorically choreographing the ID and SME dance.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Jackson D
Concurrent Session 2
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Bridging the Graduate Assistant Problem (GAP): Developing New Practices to Support Graduate Teaching Assistants
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Rachel Elliott (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Co-presenters: Kaileigh Castillo (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Haley Craig (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Jess Reid (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Jackson D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This design studio thinking session engages participants in better understanding the nature and scope of the problems found in professional development offered to graduate teaching assistants. Participants will collaboratively draft a GTA training program proposal that can be implemented at their institutions.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Jackson E
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Simulation for Inclusion, Perspective-taking, and Complex Problem-solving in Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Linda Passamaneck (Elsmere Education)
Co-presenters: Amber Dailey-Hebert (Park University), Gena Kadar (Community Portal Self Registration Account), Julie Miller-Cribbs (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Jackson E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, you will see (and try) examples of how simulation can be used to promote inclusion, perspective-taking and engage graduate online learners in a variety of disciplines.  We will share strategies and student feedback related to integrating scaffolded learning, meta-learning, authentic assessment, increasing engagement and motivation. 


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Jackson F
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Conversation, Not Presentation
What does Substantive Mean, Really?
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Culver (Southern Methodist University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Recently, the expectations for "regular and substantive interaction" have been increased for online learning. What does that mean? What are the implications? What does that "look like" in a course? Let's talk about how we're interpreting this required element, how we are implementing this in our courses, and come up with some innovative ideas to bring back to our campuses!


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Lincoln A
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Will You Engage Me? I Said Yes to the Tool
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Aaron Robles (Florida International University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Lincoln A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learners cannot be expected to passively soak in knowledge simply presented to them. Engagement is now more crucial than ever, but engaging learners is much easier said than done. Come and discover how an Instructional Designer incorporated the powerful H5P tool to create transformative, impactful, and engaging learning experiences. 


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Lincoln B
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Know Your Value! A Unified, Student-Centric Framework for Measuring the Value of Credentials
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Laura Williams (Western Governors University)
Co-presenters: Tyson Heath (Western Governors University), Kacey Thorne (Western Governors University)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Lincoln B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The critical connection between post-secondary education and workforce readiness is in the spotlight more than ever before.  Yet, only 26% of working adults believe college prepared them with the necessary skills for career success. Join us as we discuss a framework for creating incremental value in learner-centric credentials.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Lincoln D
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
How Web Design Is Like Course Design
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kenji Ikemoto (Stanford University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Lincoln D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how our team of expert educators (but novice web designers) applied our pedagogic expertise to UX and web design techniques like personas, user tasks, card sorting, and accessibility to improve our teaching and learning resources website.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Concurrent Session 2
  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
A Weighty Matter: Promoting Size Diversity and Combating Weight Stigma in the Online Learning Context
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Desiree Henderson (University of South Florida-Main Campus)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As educators, we strive to create environments inclusive of racial, ethnic, ability and other differences. Accordingly, online educators should promote body diversity in their pedagogy. This session will equip you to avoid diet culture pitfalls, examine harmful stereotypes, and validate learners struggling with poor body image and disordered eating.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Case Studies: Why More of Us Should Write Them (and Read Them)
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Susan Hines (Ellucian)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Case Studies: Why More of Us Should Write Them (and Read Them) is an argument for developing data-informed documentation about instructional innovations so they may be readily reviewed and repeated. To ensure the growth and evolution of innovative teaching and learning, results and key features must be documented and shared.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Data Analytics Approaches to Understanding Student Enrollment and Learning Outcomes in an Online MicroMasters Program
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jeonghyun Lee (Georgia Tech - Center for 21st Century Universities)
Co-presenters: Meryem Yilmaz Soylu (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus), Adrian Gallard (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation, we discuss examples of data analytics we used to explore trends in student enrollments, demographics, and learning outcomes in an online MicroMasters program. Based on our findings, we invite attendees to in-depth conversations about leveraging large-scale learning data to gain insights about online students’ needs and experiences.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Exemplar of a Debate Forum in the Online Classroom: Ethical and Social Issues in Genetics and Genomics Caucus
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Crystal Dodson (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This topic will introduce the participants to a persuasive discussion format that is based on the Iowa Caucuses. Within this particular exemplar, an overview of an assignment provided on the ethical and social issues related to genetics and genomics will be provided. 

             


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session: Community College Faculty Perceptions of Readiness & Confidence for Teaching Online: A Professional Development Study
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kevin Forman (Triton College)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study examines faculty perspectives about confidence and readiness to teach online after completing the Online Pedagogy Program at Midwest Community College. Triangulation of qualitative and quantitative data provided outcomes that were shaped into recommendations for improvement to the design and delivery of the Online Pedagogy Program.


  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Have It Your Way: Preferences, Choices, and Student Autonomy in Online Classes
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Allegra Davis Hanna (Tarrant County College)
Co-presenters: Cristina Sullivan (Tarrant County College District), Natalie Russell (Tarrant County College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will discuss how student choice can be thoughtfully incorporated can personalize course content to increase and deepen engagement. 


  • Discovery Session
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Learning Analytics side of Blended Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Burcu Tuncer Karabina (University of Waterloo)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this presentation is to summarize the process of redesigning an online course for a blended format. The course offers students the flexibility to learn at their own pace with the online resources available to them during the week, while getting discipline-specific (STEM) tests during the computer-facilitated tutorials. A data-driven approach is used to guide the choice of assessment questions based on click-level data gleaned from the course content.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online, but Not Alone: Using Virtual Learning Communities to Promote Peer Engagement, Improve Outcomes, and Save Time
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Katy Kappler (InScribe Inc.)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do we ensure that online students can learn independently, while never learning alone? Join us for a conversation with leaders in online instruction as we discuss how virtual learning communities deliver just-in-time support to reduce faculty workload, increase peer engagement, and improve outcomes for students learning at a distance.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Open the Door to Student Success in Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sarah Johnston (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session focuses on the blueprints for online learning that have been utilized for more than ten years to foster student support and success with the districts throughout Pennsylvania.  Join me to get the keys to open the door to student success in online learning!


  • Discovery Session
  • Blended
Discovery Session
Place-based Experiential Learning in Asynchronous Online Courses
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Carrie Cole (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Can students have place-based learning experiences when they are online and asynchronous? When they don’t share a place at all? It’s not just possible, it’s more effective than in a traditional shared classroom. Discover course design approaches that get students away from their computers and into their own diverse communities.


  • Discovery Session
  • Blended
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Redesigning Its Own Success: The Rowan-Cabarrus Developmental English & Math Models
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jenny Billings (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (RCCC), the 8th largest community college in North Carolina, is no stranger to redesigning developmental education. Over a four-year period, RCCC adapted a state-implemented redesign to better serve Rowan-Cabarrus students. In fall 2022, RCCC rolled out its own model, based on 7 premises, they’d like to share.


  • Discovery Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Reimaging the Student Educational Experiences: Post COVID, Fires, Floods, and Water Insecurities
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Roxanne Gonzales (New Mexico Highlands University)
Co-presenter: Patrick Wilson (New Mexico Highlands University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

NMHU experienced crisis beyond COVID: wildfires, flooding, and water insecurities.  Leadership is exploring lessons learned at the same time addressing our increasingly segmented demographics. Join us as we explore the lessons learned and positive movement forward in crafting quality educational experience for each segment and delivery modality.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
With or Without EU: Navigating GDPR Constraints in Online Education Research
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Alex Duncan (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Co-presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we discuss how the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) impacts researchers interested in studying online, at-scale education programs, which often enroll EU students. We discuss our own difficulties with ensuring GDPR compliance, suggest general research implications, and provide practical recommendations for conducting research in online education.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Washington A
Concurrent Session 2
  • Career Forum Roundtable
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Career Forum Roundtable
We’re (Burning, Leaning, Dropping) Out: Exploring the Post-Pandemic Realities for Women in Online Leadership Roles
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amy Sloan (Baylor University)
Co-presenter: Niccole Kopit (ECPI University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Washington A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants in this roundtable session will explore the post-pandemic experiences of women in online leadership and their fight against burnout and for work-life balance. We will examine the impact of emotional labor and today’s shifting workplace realities. Come share what organizations need to do to better support their female leaders.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Jackson A
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
The Systematic Design Process of Virtual Peer Mentoring Training for Women in Engineering
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw (University of Memphis)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Jackson A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation aims to demonstrate a how virtual STEM peer mentoring training  was designed, and in turn, promotes the STEM self-efficacy of White and Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) women undergraduate engineering students at an institution serving a minority population. The design process and learning experience design study (inclusive of   remote synchronous usability test and interviews) results will be presented and discussed. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the content and provide recommendations.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Jackson B
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Research
Education Session
The Birth of an an ID Model: Creating the Collaborative Active Learning Instructional Design (CAL-ID) Model
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Blair Stamper (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Jackson B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Collaborative Active Learning Instructional Design (CAL-ID) Model is to be used by instructional designers during a course design and development process while working with a subject-matter expert. In this presentation, I will describe the research methodology used in the creation of this model and present the three pillars of the model and how these work together to create a unique design and development process focused on active learning.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Jackson C
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
Student Perspectives on OER for Health Workforce Preparedness
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tokesha Warner (Tennessee State University)
Co-presenters: Wendelyn Inman (Tennessee State University), AstarI McCallum (Tennessee State University), Kiara Randall (Tennessee State University), Alaurea Paige (Tennessee State University), John King (Tennessee State University)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Jackson C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced all learning programs online, faculty were afforded the opportunity to utilize multiple resources for learning materials. The pandemic also forced changes in the administrator, access, and provision of health services. New resources, processes and programs were introduced at lightening speed, compared with prior timeframes. 


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Jackson D
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Institutional Best Practices for Regular and Substantive Interaction Compliance
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Kerensky (WCET - WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies)
Co-presenters: Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE), Josh Strigle (College of Central Florida)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Jackson D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

“Regular and substantive interaction” (RSI) is used in the “distance education” definition to delineate federal financial aid eligibility for courses. Based on recent information from the U.S. Department of Education, panelists will share clever strategies to comply and discuss how compliance could support best practice overall.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Jackson E
Concurrent Session 3
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
How might we use design thinking to humanize online education?
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: John Nash (University of Kentucky)
Co-presenter: Jason Johnston (The University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this active, 45-minute session, attendees will be actively involved in a design thinking challenge centered on developing low-threshold ways to humanize online education. Participants work collaboratively to create and share meaningful solutions to this challenge through the identification of unmet needs of learners, brainstorming ideas, and prototyping solutions.


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Jackson F
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Promoting Inclusive Learning Environments in Online and Blended Learning through a DEI Grant Project
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Hong Wang (Northern Virginia Community College)
Co-presenter: Heather Singmaster (Digital Promise)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Jackson F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It’s crucial to create inclusive learning environments to include, connect, and engage every student in online and blended courses. This interactive session will share what we did and how we did to help faculty create inclusive learning environments and authentic leaning to engage all students through a DEI grant project.

 


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Lincoln A
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
CCCCool Tools: The 4 C’s to Fire Up Online Learner Engagement
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (SUNY Online)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Lincoln A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation you will learn to: Cut Content to increase online learner engagement and active learning. Create Community by building trust and encouraging online learners to express/explore their social and teaching presences. Cultivate Connection by facilitating metacognitive reflection and making learning personally relevant. Communicate Care by inquiring, listening, being flexible, and providing options. 

 
Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Lincoln B
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Student Support in Action: The A-Team
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Marjorie Rosen (Bryan University)
Co-presenter: Gerry Gordon (Bryan University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Lincoln B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To remove the barriers of educational inequality and increase inclusivity, come and discover a hidden jewel to student success. Be ready to bring your A-Team. 


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Presidential Chamber A
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
From Counter Space to Cyber Space: How to Provide Engaging Online First-Year Seminars
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Allison Rief (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenters: Mingzhen Bao (University of Arizona Global Campus), Jennifer Vogel (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Chamber A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We want to share our unique narrative about our entry-point experience at a fully online, asynchronous university that serves working adults. If you are looking for a traditional first-year seminar where students meet their professors in the quad and chat over lattes, then this presentation isn’t for you!  


Wednesday April 19, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Concurrent Session 3
  • Discovery Session
  • Blended
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Challenging the Status Quo: Digital Transformation with Virtual Reality
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Juliet Kolde (Nightingale College)
Co-presenter: Jeffrey Olsen (Nightingale College)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The authors will discuss the differences between VR simulations versus on-ground simulation experiences, review development of the pilot program plan and describe the multiphase approach toward implementation. Additionally, the authors present a review of initial outcomes and testimonies of learner experience throughout the pilot program and examine the learners’ improvement in clinical reasoning skills with VR simulations.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session: Exploring Flexibility at a Full-Time, K-12 Virtual School
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kristi Simon (Alabama Connections Academy)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study departs from past literature that characterizes flexibility as a universally positive or negative experience of online learners, to understand flexibility as a relative, individual process (Houlden & Velestianos, 2019). This qualitative case study explores how 15 full-time virtual students (11th and 12th graders) perceive and experience flexibility (of time, pace, place, and pedagogy) when learning online at a K-12 virtual school.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Reimagining workforce development: Creating innovative pathways to online learning through corporate partnerships
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Angela Robinson (University of Memphis)
Co-presenter: Kerri French-Nelson (University of Memphis)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While employers look for a more skilled workforce, individuals are struggling with the rising cost of a college degree. Educators, this is our time to shine! Come learn about our solution-driven partnership with a local business that is transforming lives through our innovative approach to online learning. 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Say again? Challenges and Solutions: Providing Online Aviation English Training to Air Traffic Controllers in Brazil
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Alan Orr (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about the growing field of Aviation English language training. Enact pilot and air traffic control radio communications. Overview problems and solutions related to course design and contribute your own ideas for creating conditions for effective oral language skills development online.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Sync Studios: A Learning Space for Remote Teaching
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Celia Coochwytewa (Arizona State University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join this session to explore an example of how building a physical learning space for synchronous online teaching can foster student and faculty engagement. Discover ideas and resources for designing an effective studio that supports the online instructor with tools, screens, and space.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Taking Matters into Our Own Hands: Instructional Design with Research in Mind
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jay Lynch (Pearson North America - Course Design Development & Academic Research)
Co-presenter: Melissa Johnson (Learning Design Solutions | Pearson Online Learning Services)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this interactive session, we share how and why instructional designers must take educational research into their own hands. Working through a real-world case study, we engage participants to think about how to design, instrument, and evaluate a learning activity to drive evidence-informed changes that measurably improve a learning experience.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Teaching at Scale: Improving Access, Outcomes, and Impact through Digital Instruction
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will present a summary and discussion of Teaching at Scale: Improving Access, Outcomes, and Impact through Digital Instruction, published in October 2022 by Routledge. The session will focus on ten opportunities and six design principles for teaching at scale.


  • Discovery Session
  • Blended
Discovery Session
The Great Escape: De-mystifying digital escape rooms for faculty development
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Leticia Velasquez (Southern Illinois University-Carbondale)
Co-presenter: Leslie Short (Southern Illinois University - Center for Teaching Excellence)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During this session, we will showcase one method of utilizing Digital Escape Rooms as part of faculty development. Our goal is to minimize the effects of technology resistance and fatigue amongst Faculty while promoting the use of Digital Escape Rooms within their courses.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
The UTEP Edge and Online Student Success
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Cira Montoya Olson (University of Texas - El Paso )
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Center for Instructional Design (CID) has assisted 20 faculty members with “Edging Out” an online course—from core courses to graduate-level courses. Expanding the reach of this work, CID is building a section in our website called “UTEP Edge Online Resources.” The goal is to provide faculty with examples of real life, high-impact assignments and assessments categorized by subject or discipline. This provides online students with greater access to UTEP and is facilitated by creating a more meaningful sense of belonging to one’s institution (Ostini, et al., 2020; Thistoll & Yates, 2016). 


  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Using a Comprehensive Teaching Case to Support Learner Diversity and Responsible Business Practices
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Malarski (Minneapolis Community & Technical)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This proposal is to present a comprehensive Teaching Case Study that was written to align with Program and Course Objectives for a Business Management program written with Open Educational, Responsible Management, and Culturally Responsive pedagogies to support diverse learner needs.
 


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Using Immersive Environments for Professional Development
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Porter (Esme Learning | Riff Analytics | Boston University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Game based learning works for young audiences. It’s time to bring game based education to adult learners. When combined with Web3 concepts, completely new ways of building skills with adult learners emerge. This is an immersive workshop in which participants will experience a game-based learning challenge with the opportunity for discussion & critique.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Virtual Reality and Avatars: Examining virtual educational environments.
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kenny Ott (Valdosta State University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The session will discuss considerations of virtual reality in educational environments. It will also examine the viability of Second Life as a platform in education. This session will highlight Valdosta State University’s virtual campus in Second Life. Second Life is an internet-based virtual environment program, which allows users to interact with other users through the use of motional avatars.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
We Moved: SUNY Empire’s LMS Transition from Moodle to Brightspace
Date: Wednesday, April 19th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lindsay Bryde (SUNY Empire State College)
Co-presenters: Filomena Cartwright (SUNY Empire State College), Jennifer Nettleton (SUNY - Empire State College), Alena Rodick (SUNY - Empire State College), Christine Paige (SUNY - Empire State College)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

SUNY Empire State University faculty, professionals, and administrators will discuss their campus’s implementation of Desire2Learn’s Brightspace. Participants will address the challenges and potential solutions found when completing a Learning Management System (LMS) transition. They will also look at the impact of SUNY’s initiative to bring 51 campuses together under one Digital Learning Environment (DLE).


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Jackson A
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
IMPACTing Online Student Success through a Peer-Mentoring Program
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amy Sloan (Baylor University)
Co-presenter: Barbara Purdum-Cassidy (Baylor University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Jackson A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This education session details how one fully online program sought to address its adult students’ desire for greater community and their need for additional support at key programmatic points. Come learn about the value and the challenges of developing and launching an online peer-mentoring program and capstone mentoring course.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Jackson B
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Distributed Classroom: Teaching Across Time and Space
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Jackson B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, David Joyner, co-author of The Distributed Classroom, will present and lead a discussion of the book, emphasizing the distributed classroom matrix and how it facilitates greater opportunities for online education.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Jackson C
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Gamifying Online Learning: Lessons Learned Implementing an Escape Room Experience in an Online Asynchronous Course
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dan Fisher (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session invites participants to experience an escape room-style learning approach implemented in an online, asynchronous graduate course.  Attendees will learn key takeaways to help them develop and implement similar assignments to increase student engagement, provide learners with practical experiences, and develop valuable skills.  


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Jackson D
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
The Evolving Role of Instructional Designers in an Ever-Changing World
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Jackson D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The field of instructional design and learning technology, as well as the roles within them, are constantly evolving. Join us to discuss the evolving roles of instructional design and learning technology professionals across educational sectors and how we can position ourselves to be ready for the next evolution! 


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Jackson E
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Research
Education Session
Post-pandemic trends in U.S. Higher Education Digital and OER Textbook Adoptions
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Julia Seaman (Bay View Analytics)
Co-presenters: Brian Murphy (Brian Murphy Group), Jeff Seaman (Bay View Analytics)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Jackson E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The use of digital materials in higher education classrooms is on the rise. Join us for a closer look at this transition from physical, print materials to a digital-first future over the last decade. We’ll discuss how we got here, and what this might mean for the future of education.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Jackson F
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Keeping It Real: Creating Relevant Online Learning Assignments for Marginalized Student Populations
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Allison White (Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Growth in online learning poses an increased risk of marginalizing students. Connecting classrooms to the workplace can open doors for students, reducing the likelihood of marginalization. Assignments translate to real-world applications across all populations, resulting in unique submissions from students that excite and motivate both the students and their professors.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Lincoln A
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Implementation Strategies for Co-Designing Professional Development: Rethinking Faculty and Instructional Designer Roles
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Zora Wolfe (Widener University)
Co-presenters: Katia Ciampa (Widener University), Jessica Storey (Widener University - Main Campus), Joanne Caione-Keating (Widener University - Main Campus)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Lincoln A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can instructional designers and faculty experts in education work together to design faculty professional development for online/blended teaching that elevates pedagogical practices across all teaching modalities? Hear perspectives from across the university and gain ideas to develop partnerships for collaboration that elevate both instructional design and teaching pedagogy.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Lincoln B
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Faculty Engagement means Engaging Faculty: Best Practices and Strategies that Support a Student-Centric Online Faculty Community
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Anna Selga (American Intercontinental University)
Co-presenters: Kathleen Embry (American InterContinental University), Mukul Bhalla (American InterContinental University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Lincoln B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online faculty may feel disconnected from the institution and their peers. In order to support students effectively, institutions must fully support and create a strong faculty community as well.  This session shares effective strategies in building engaged faculty cohorts who create student-centric learning environments. 


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Lincoln D
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Open Educational Resources, Practices, and Services Delivered by CourseNetworking World (CN World), MERLOT, and SkillsCommons.
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Lincoln D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The recent partnership of MERLOT-SkillsCommons and CourseNetworking World (CN World) is delivering a free and open learning management platform and ePortfolio, combined with the free and open teaching and learning library, and supported with experts sharing open educational practices to higher education in developing countries.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Presidential Chamber A
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Course design strategies for increasing student participation in online discussions
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (TCS Education System)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Chamber A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A good online discussion will engage students beyond the read, write, and respond model, as this approach can seem routine and obligatory. We look to stimulate critical thinking and reflection. This session will present various tools, techniques, and strategies for creating impactful online discussion activities in your courses.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Presidential Chamber B
Concurrent Session 4
Thursday April 20, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Presidential Lobby
Concurrent Session 4
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
A Recipe for Success. Blending Academics and Instructional Design to Create a Multi-Modality Full “Course” Meal!
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mark Labbett (TCS Education System)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At TCSPP, we have several campuses and three different delivery modalities, online, blended, and on-gorund. The challenge was to develop the same course for all campuses and modalities. This included modifying the syllabus and creating one Canvas course for all modalities. This presentation provides the recipe of how we did it!


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
America’s Reading Crisis; An Online Learning Solution
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lisa Hassler (Epiphany Cathedral Catholic School)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Presidential Lobby
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.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Building a Sense of Community and Belonging in an Online Program
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Suzanne Healy (Case Western Reserve University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Presidential Lobby
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The design of online programs varies widely, however the desire for students to feel connected to the student community is present along that full spectrum. In this session we’ll present the approach taken by our institution and discuss what has worked well (or not so well) at other institutions. 


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Centering Students: Humanizing Online Discussions
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Ashley Jordan (University of Arizona)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Presidential Lobby
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Research supports inclusion as critical for effective learning (Strayhorn, 2018). In a challenging statistics class, humanizing online discussions were designed to create meaningful connections and a sense of belongingness with the class. At the end of the semester, students were asked about participating in the discussions. Feedback was overwhelmingly positive.


  • Discovery Session
  • Blended
Discovery Session
Creating a Culture of Care in the Online Learning Environment
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Zaur (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenters: Amy Johnson (University of Arizona Global Campus), Nicole Duttlinger (Ivy Tech Community College)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Implementing a culture of care in online learning is crucial to student success. This session will explore the idea of a culture of care and how the use of artificial intelligence-based tools allow faculty to create a supportive and flexible learning environment for students.


  • Discovery Session
  • Blended
Discovery Session
Flexibility Finds A Way: An ActiveFlex Journey
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mark Gale (Athens State University)
Co-presenters: Letitia Bergantz (Athens State University), Marla Williams (Athens State University), Morgan Stanford (Athens State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Lobby
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

ActiveFlex expansion occurred at our university in Fall 2021.  As Ian Malcolm said, “preoccupied with whether we could, we didn’t stop to think if we should”.  Positive early results overshadowed development issues.  Our journey describes ActiveFlex challenges, solutions, and future concerns.  Although challenges arise, resilience and flexibility find a way.


  • Discovery Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Leadership Challenges: Trial and Error Equals Success for Student Internship Experiences
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Rachel Ellison (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Presidential Lobby
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will explore the dynamic relationship of program leadership and community involvement regarding internship experiences of students.  Buy-in from hospital and healthcare leadership is necessary for successful internship experiences.  Program leadership has learned how to foster these relationships through trial and error.


  • Discovery Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Ligers, Zorses, and Pizzlies: Combining Effort and Enjoyment to Make Work Fun
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Cristina Sullivan (Tarrant County College District)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Presidential Lobby
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We always talk about how to prepare faculty to teach online but rarely do we talk about how we celebrate faculty and students making the work environment more enjoyable. This session will focus on the fun in celebrating eLearning and it's success. The audience will be asked to share their celebrations and ideas, too!


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Micro-credentials Adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: John Okewole (Yaba College of Technology)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Presidential Lobby
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Despite ongoing developments of the micro-credentials and the popularity of massive open online courses (MOOCs) they are yet to gain traction in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Demographically, the continent has a youth population who are transitioning into the workforce and are not immune to the disruptions of the digital age. Additionally, the educational systems in SSA are grossly inadequate to provide needed skills and competencies quantitatively. Therefore, research gaps exist in learning of the low micro-credentials and MOOCs relevance and adoption in SSA. Considering developing ecosystems around micro-credentials and MOOCs, how should open universities in sub-Saharan Africa (re)position to strategically lead micro-credentials adoption, relevance and mainstreaming? This research answers that with a focue on SSA open universities.


  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Padlet Primer: Using Padlet Dashboards to Foster and Deepen Communication and Collaborations
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Belkis Cabrera (Miami Dade College)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Presidential Lobby
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you looking for a versatile, intuitive tool to expand connection, collaboration, and engagement? Padlet is a cloud-based platform that allows users to upload, create, and share all forms of content on virtual bulletin boards. Whether you are hosting a brainstorming session, presenting concepts, reflecting on the learning experience, co-creating content, or showcasing student work, Padlet can empower your practice.


  • Discovery Session
  • HBCU
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
The Food Justice Leadership Academy
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tokesha Warner (Tennessee State University)
Co-presenters: Veronica Oates (Tennessee State University), Wendelyn Inman (Tennessee State University), AstarI McCallum (Tennessee State University), Rita Fleming (Tennessee State University)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Presidential Lobby
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Food Justice Leadership Academy was a pilot mini-course that examined the structural, historical, and cultural roots of the US food system and issues surrounding disparities in food access, land ownership, agricultural practices, distribution of technology within African American communities. 


  • Discovery Session
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
THIS IS THE GREATEST SHOWcase Course
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amanda González Izquierdo (Florida International University)
Co-presenter: Maikel Alendy (FIU Online)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Presidential Lobby
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructional designers and instructors alike often find themselves lost, overwhelmed, or reverting to what they know without exploring new possibilities. The FIU Online Showcase Course is an inspiration hub that highlights teaching strategies, learning science, and diverse educational materials in an effort to empower us to imagine limitless e-learning possibilities. 


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Jackson A
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Enhance Student Success in Short-term Credit-Bearing Asynchronous Online Courses
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Celia Shi (West Virginia University Libraries)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Jackson A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Student success is always a priority in higher education. Recent reports, however, show a nationwide decline in enrollment rate and high drop rate (Melanie, 2022). This presentation will share a success story of a popular online course as well as hands-on experiences to offer tips for designing and implementing a short-term asynchronous online course which prioritizes student success and maintains an outstanding pass rate.  


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Jackson B
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Research
Education Session
Building Upon Universal Design for Learning: Using Prescriptive Analytics to Provide Additional Support
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Catherine Manly (City University of New York - Graduate Center)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Jackson B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When Universal Design for Learning has not yet been fully implemented in course design and students still struggle, what might educators do? Introducing a prescriptive analytics approach, attendees will leave understanding how traditional analytics ideas can be extended to compare simulated worlds where support interventions did or did not occur.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Jackson C
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Intentional Design of an Interactive Capstone Project Selection Tool to Facilitate Intentional Collaboration
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amy Lane (University of Wisconsin - Extension)
Co-presenters: Tim Krause (University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point), Bryan Bortz (University of Wisconsin Extended Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation emphasizes mindful collaboration between faculty and students in selecting appropriate and engaging Capstone projects. The new interactive Capstone project selection tool is designed to assist students and faculty in discussing, analyzing, and selecting appropriate Capstone projects by evaluating their project ideas across program criteria. This tool makes course expectations transparent and provides a supportive EDI environment for students from diverse backgrounds.

 
Thursday April 20, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Jackson D
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
The Search for Alignment: A Conversation about Program Design and Decisions
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sarah Martin (Loyola University - Maryland)
Co-presenter: Hayley Orndorf (Loyola University - Maryland)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Jackson D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this conversation, we will explore key decisions around program design in higher education. The session will be driven by your interests, experiences, and challenges in program design at your institution. Together, we will discuss potential frameworks for navigating programmatic design, regardless of our role in the process.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Jackson E
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Elevating the Student Experience: Equity and Belonging Interventions in the Classroom and Beyond!
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tonya Bates (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Co-presenters: Samantha Suptela (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Kiran Budhrani (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Jules Keith-Le (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Jackson E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This engaging session describes the implementation of the student experience project at a diverse urban institution. We will explore the dissemination of inclusive practices within our online courses, department, institution, and beyond. Plan to leave the session with at least one idea to elevate the student experience at your institution!  

 
Thursday April 20, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Jackson F
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Unpacking Sense of Belonging: Can we really build authentic relationships for students learning online?
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Omid Fotuhi (WGU Labs)
Co-presenters: Tawnya Means (University of Illinois - Gies College of Business), Roxanne Gonzales (New Mexico Highlands University), Andrew Feldstein (Fort Hays State University), Katy Kappler (InScribe Inc.)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Jackson F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Sense of belonging is critical to student success, but for students learning online, belonging can be an elusive goal. Join us for a panel discussion as we unpack the mystery of belonging - why it matters, where and when to foster it, and how it can really be measured.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Lincoln A
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Student Learning in Higher Education via Mobile Devices
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dr. Justin Harper (Bryan University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Lincoln A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Obtaining a college education is full of life’s challenges. Every student no matter their background or socioeconomic status will face adversity. This session is designed to provide attendees with the tools to create a mobile friendly curriculum increasing the chances of  student success, while cutting down on institutional attrition rates.  


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Presidential Chamber A
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
This is Not the A You Want: Combating Academic Ableism
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Wendy Torres (Coppin State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Chamber A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Academic ableism, whether intentional or unintentional, is harmful. Academic ableism is a term that was coined to describe the discrimination of disabled people in the academic space. Come to this session to learn what academic ableism is, ways to avoid it and resources/edtech tools you can use to combat it.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Presidential Chamber B
Concurrent Session 5
Thursday April 20, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Concurrent Session 5
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
A Model for Differentiating Support for Online Doctoral Dissertation Candidates
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lucinda Spaulding (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Co-presenters: Amanda Rockinson-Szapkiw (University of Memphis), Maria Spaulding (Liberty University), Laura Armstrong (University of Memphis)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Doctoral attrition has been a perennial concern across disciplines and decades with distance (DE) education doctoral programs consistently experiencing higher attrition than traditional/residential programs. To addresses this issue, we propose a mentorship model of differentiated support for online doctoral candidates depending on the candidate’s knowledge, skill, and level of self-direction.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Graduate Student Discovery Session: Establishing a growth mindset culture through adaptation to instructional practices and expectations in K-12 schools during a pandemic.
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Maureen Shaw (Arizona Universities Network)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During the pandemic, teachers who found success during emergency remote education used district support, collaborated with colleagues, demonstrated perseverance, and had high levels of intrinsic motivation. The successful adaptation to the virtual setting wasn’t without challenges. Success was a direct result of the perseverance and dedication of highly skilled educators.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Leveraging the Continuous Improvement Cycle within Academic Operations
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Bryan Aylward (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will share the University of Arizona Global Campus’s Academic Operations department’s approach to leveraging the continuous improvement process to carry out faculty focused system and process improvement initiatives. The focus of this presentation will be outline the design, development, and implementation of a new adjunct faculty compensation model the university launched in October of 2021, and the continuous improvement process used to evaluate and collect feedback from faculty and staff. This data collection process helped drive data driven decisions on planned improvements to the model for the next fiscal year.


  • Discovery Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Managing a Healthy Online Portfolio across a System of Institutions
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Renee Renegar (Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Complementary - not competing - programs.   Managing a healthy online portfolio across a system of institutions requires leadership collaboration across campuses.  This session presents a process for chief academic officers across a system to review online degree proposals to ensure that online degree offerings provide multiple pathways for students.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Meet Me in the Middle: Retention in a “MOOC-Based” Degree Program
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will present the results of our research on retention rates in an at-scale degree program. We find that despite the accommodating admissions, retention is comparable to other more selective online programs, and not far behind on-campus programs.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online Program and Course Design for Student Success
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lisa Berry (Boise State University)
Co-presenter: Gina Persichini (Boise State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can the curriculum and student learning experience for fully online academic programs be intentionally designed to facilitate success for the specific student audience? This session will discuss one university’s holistic approach to program planning and how that information carries through to course design with a focus on student success.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Partnering to Lower Online Accessibility Costs
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Alan Openshaw (Brigham Young University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presentation will highlight the many benefits of creating a programmatic approach to meeting accessibility compliance using a supplier-partner relationship. This includes the gamut of online courses from high school to graduate school. BYU’s highly collaborative partnership with Symbiosis and the program is put in place from each party’s perspective. 


  • Discovery Session
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Podcasts with a purpose: Engaging in change work for local and global impact!
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Flo Williams (University of Central Florida)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will highlight podcasting as a stage for sharing research and advocacy through simple planning steps and intentional focus on a specific area of change work.


  • Discovery Session
  • Blended
  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Quality Assurance in Online Education
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Steven Huizenga (Central Ohio Technical College)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We share our developed quality assurance processes for the development of new online courses, and the review of existing courses, and how we created a process that satisfied key institutional stakeholders including administrators, union leaders, faculty, and staff.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Reducing Math Anxiety and Increasing Math Self-Efficacy
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Shanda Hood (University of Arkansas - Fayetteville)
Co-presenter: Joshua Girshner (University of Arkansas)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In an 8-week online course, students studied topics including math anxiety, mindset, and memory formation. Students examined root causes of their math anxiety, strategies for dealing with these negative feelings, and explored mathematics applications. A comparison of pre- and post-course MSEAQ results showed an increase in reported self-efficacy regarding mathematics.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Reimaging the Course Review: Providing Scalable, Quality Feedback to Faculty
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Courtney Hebert (Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Course quality reviews have a number of benefits for various stakeholders. Why then do institutions find the process and outcomes so darn frustrating? This presentation will showcase how one institution iterated to solve issues in the course review process and implement scalable, learner-centered feedback for faculty developing online courses.


  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Supporting Faculty with Open Pedagogy Practices through the Adoption and Design of OER
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Rachel Elliott (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Co-presenter: DeeAnn Ivie (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session outlines the need at our institution for faculty support on OER adoption and authoring, describes the ways in which institutional partners collaborate in an on-going response, shares efficacy data on these solutions, and engages participants in a conversation to brainstorm and troubleshoot the application of these ideas.


  • Discovery Session
  • Blended
Discovery Session
The Little Studio That Could: How a break room was converted to a studio to record professors and their presentations.
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jerimy Sherin (Oklahoma State University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How a small break room at a major university was converted into a studio to film faculty and their presentations, and how it propelled the department to develop a full-service technologically-advanced studio. Discussion includes equipment needs, implementation, keys to functionality, facilitating faculty needs, ease of use, and expected costs.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Using data to drive training: The beginnings of a faculty training program
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Deloris Foxworth (University of Kentucky)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how one instructional designer is letting data inform faculty training. The presenter will describe the types of data collected, identify key themes found in the data, describe current faculty training efforts, and share the vision for an ongoing faculty training plan based on the analysis of the data.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Washington A
Concurrent Session 5
  • Career Forum Roundtable
  • Leadership
Career Forum Roundtable
Persistence of Passion: Learning Innovation Network as a Community of Practice to Support Innovation and Success
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Francesco Crocco (University of Louisiana - Lafayette)
Co-presenters: Ruru Rusmin (CUNY School of Professional Studies), Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons), Roslyn Miller (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Washington A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This roundtable will address the value of leaders’ commitment to their own professional development through exploring a working model of a community of practice. Practical resources will be shared, and participants will be invited to make connections based on shared interests and jumpstart their own innovative learning community.

 
Thursday April 20, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Washington B
Concurrent Session 5
  • Summit
Summit
Community College Summit - Part 2: Qualitative Measures: What Rubrics Can't Assess
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Allegra Davis Hanna (Tarrant County College)
Co-presenters: Reese Pierce (Tarrant County College), Anthony Sovak (Pima Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Washington B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, an online faculty member, online department chair, and online administrator from different institutions will share strategies that help define and highlight what great online courses do best, to improve observation and evaluation, and more importantly course review and instructor training. 


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Jackson A
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Supporting Online Learner Success
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (SUNY Online)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Jackson A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We know that successful online students have well-developed self-regulated learning strategies (SRLS), and a strong sense of learner self-efficacy. These strategies and beliefs are essential for online learner success. This session will present practical things online faculty can do to support online learner success using an SRLS framework.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Jackson B
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Research
Education Session
Online Students Perceptions of Online Proctoring
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tay McEdwards (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Co-presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Jackson B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The topic of online proctoring has received heightened attention due to the pandemic and recent legal cases. The research literature has not sought out the voices of online learners. This session will share the results of a mixed method survey of online students' perceptions of online proctoring. 


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Jackson C
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Five Institutions are Better than One! The Results of an Exploratory Collaborative on Instructional Designer Workload Planning and Capacity
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lynn Wahl (UNC Charlotte)
Co-presenters: J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Blair Stamper (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Jiaqi Yu (University of North Texas Health Science Center), Kim Grewe (Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)), Larry Cox II (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)), Matthew Romanoski (University of Arizona)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Jackson C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How long does it take for an instructional designer to develop a course? It depends. Join five higher education institutions to hear about how they have collaborated to start answering this question together and learn about the contextual elements that impact instructional designer capacity and workload in all types of course development projects. 


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Jackson D
Concurrent Session 6
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
Conversation, Not Presentation
Sustainable Course Design: Responding to changing learning environments in Higher Ed
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Brichaya Shah (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenter: Garima Banerjee (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Jackson D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The session focuses on best practices related to online teaching and learning using a sustainable course design format which begins with designing an online asynchronous course that can be used to teach in other modalities. Participants can share their experiences and apply our best practices at their own institutions.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Jackson E
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Mind's Design: Powering Student Success with Positivity
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Ellen Beattie (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Neuroscience and positive psychology converge to provide innovative insights into teaching and learning. With the biological underpinnings of learning and emotion as our foundation, we will examine how positive psychology strategies can be employed to build community, increase learner resilience, promote engagement, and contribute to learning outcomes. Participants will leave with actionable strategies that can be immediately employed in online classrooms.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Jackson F
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Wonders of the World: Using VR technology and virtual study abroad to bridge the access gap
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Caleb Simmons (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Robert Stephan (University of Arizona), Aviva Doery (University of Arizona)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will present ways of using Virtual Reality (VR) technology to develop a new genre of virtual study abroad to bridge the access gap with respect to experiential learning opportunities for online learners. Instead of bringing the classroom to students, we want to take our students to see the world.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Lincoln A
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
The 100 Million Learners Initiative: Education in 40 languages at no cost to the learner through tech and partnerships
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Brendan Lake (Thunderbird School of Global Management)
Co-presenter: Laura Polk (Thunderbird School of Global Management)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Lincoln A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to learn how the #1 Ranked Thunderbird School of Global Management offers high-quality education to the world at no cost to learners in 40 languages. Learn about our Language Translation Factory to scale accurate course translation and how partners like Google and Instructure help drive our global impact.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Lincoln B
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
OER Over the Long Run: A 5-Step Playbook for OER Integration
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Julie Evey (Kent State University-Geauga Campus)
Co-presenters: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University), B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University), Catherine Honig (MERLOT (California State University - Long Beach))
Track: Open Learning
Location: Lincoln B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

OERs add flexibility to teaching by allowing faculty to customize content to be specific to the course.  Our session presents a playbook for determining when OERs are appropriate and beneficial, where and how to search for OERs, assessing quality, integrating, and revising and refreshing your OERs over time. 


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Presidential Chamber A
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Tell Me Your Story: Building Engagement and Inclusion in Online and Hybrid Courses with Digital Storytelling Methods.
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sonia Chaidez (Whittier College)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Carmona (Whittier College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Chamber A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Digital Storytelling is a meaningful way to build engagement and inclusion into courses, empowering students from a variety of backgrounds and learning modalities with transferable skills in media making and communication.  This presentation will demonstrate various digital storytelling assignments that educators can easily adopt into their online and hybrid courses.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Presidential Chamber B
Concurrent Session 6
Thursday April 20, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Concurrent Session 7
  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Coordinating Communication: A Blueprint for Multi-Team Course Design and Development Projects
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Gina Persichini (Boise State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you manage communication with multiple stakeholders representing different aspects of an online course development project? Learn about the Blueprint used at one university to create quality courses in a 14-week period by coordinating communication across all members of the design and development teams.


  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Course Stories, a journey into sharing the successful qualities of online course design; how professional development is possible in a community culture.
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mary Loder (Arizona State University-Skysong)
Co-presenter: Ricardo Leon (Arizona State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on stories of successful online course design; gamification, accessible design, universal design for learning, and technology enhanced instruction. Sharing strategies to promote success and including your voice in this journey to improve the ideation and application of inventive and exploratory designs for online courses. 


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Early Childhood Student Retention Project at the University of Arizona Global Campus
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Holly Lopez (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenters: Michelle Simecek (University of Arizona-Global Campus), Jennifer Zaur (University of Arizona Global Campus), Amy Johnson (University of Arizona Global Campus), Latisha Shipley (University of Arizona Global Campus), Lauren Gonzalez (University of Arizona Global Campus), Marci Clark (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this study is to increase online student course completion and progression using social engagement strategies that provide support and motivation through peer-to-peer and peer-to-faculty engagement. This study aims to promote the kind of online academic momentum which contributes to long-term retention and, ultimately, graduation.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Engagement Strategies that Work
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jan L. Spencer (American Public University System)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Quality online education practices involve the most effective means to engage a varied higher education student population. This means that fundamental activities in the online classroom—Topic Presentations/Lessons, Discussions, and Assignments—should feature creative educational strategies that enhance the learning process. Interested students=Involved students=Informed students!


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Fostering Inclusion and Accessibility through the Implementation of Open Educational Resources in Online Adult Learning Coursework
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Katherine Adams (University of North Georgia)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Although graduate students constitute only 15% of all students enrolled in higher education, they are responsible for approximately 40% of the total $1.5 trillion U.S. student loan debt (Miller, 2020). Numerous researchers have found that high levels of graduate student borrowing not only restricts career prospects, but it frequently compels students to leave online graduate programs early (e.g., Pabian, 2018). Therefore, open educational resources (OERs) have been proposed as one viable initiative to reduce the cost of online coursework. This study presents findings on student satisfaction and potential barriers to effectiveness from a project to implement OERs in six online classes in an Ed.D. higher education program.


  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
How to Create an Inclusive Technology-Enhanced Learning Experience
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mohja Jerbi (Consultant)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In recent years, there has been a growing awareness of the need for accessibility and inclusivity in technology-enhanced learning. However, implementing inclusive practices can be a challenge, especially when using new and emerging technologies such as the metaverse. The metaverse is a virtual world that can be used for educational purposes, but it may not be accessible or inclusive for all learners.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
ID Role in Developing High Quality Micro-Credentials
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Gali Lefkowitz (Florida International University)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This Discovery Session will introduce the role of the Office of Micro-Credentials Instructional Design team at Florida International University. Insight will be given into our design and development workflow and intensive quality assurance review process which ensures the high quality of all Micro-Credentials launched.  


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Level Up Learning
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kristen Hernandez (Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge)
Co-presenter: Richelle DeCuir (Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Power up student learning! From simple scenarios to emerging technologies, let's level up learning by adding interactive elements and instructor presence to engage students more deeply. We challenge you to join our journey from bricks to clicks to learn more about our process for working with instructors to develop rigorous learning experiences. We will explain how we work with instructors to make content come alive for all students, regardless of time or space.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Non-Academic Obstacles to Success for Students in Large Online Graduate Programs
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Alex Duncan (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Co-presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we discuss: non-academic obstacles experienced by students in a large online graduate program; demographic differences in the obstacles they experience; how these obstacles impact their studies; and which obstacles are directly related to the pandemic. We also present potential mitigation efforts suggested by students.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Online Excellence Initiative: Preparing Faculty for the Future of Teaching Online
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University)
Co-presenters: Mike Reese (Johns Hopkins University), Paul Huckett (Johns Hopkins University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation showcases university initiatives inspired by the pandemic. This includes a summary of findings of an oral history project that documented faculty online teaching experiences during the pandemic and perceptions of how this impacted their teaching. The presenters describe a resulting multi-pronged university initiative that encourages uses of research-based, online teaching practices.


  • Discovery Session
Discovery Session
Reflections on Using Collaborative Asynchronous Digital Tools for Peer Review in Traditional and Online Undergraduate Courses
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kelly Rippard (Old Dominion University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session will use Mentimeter to lead a discussion on how we can improve upon student-student interaction in face-to-face and online courses by using the Voicethread tool. Specifically, the presenter will share the do’s and do not’s when including the tool within pre-service teacher courses.


  • Discovery Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session
Supporting Faculty in a Community of Care
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Melissa West (Walden University)
Co-presenters: Matthew Rupp (Walden University), Katie Pfarr (Walden University), Deb Mattoso (Walden University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Visitors will explore our unique approach to faculty orientation, training, and development that highlights a community of care, positive growth mindset, inclusive teaching practices, and life-long learning. We will answer questions about logistics, content, instructional design, faculty support, and ongoing professional development and conduct demonstrations in our learning management system.


  • Discovery Session
  • Research
Discovery Session
Using Virtual Patient Simulation to Improve Clinical Reasoning in Pre-licensure Baccalaureate Nursing Students
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Rhonda Williams (Wichita State University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Presidential Lobby - Discovery Sessions
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Advances in technology have enabled a variety of electronic pedagogical approaches in nursing education. Research conducted at a midwestern university to determine the effect of virtual patient simulation on prelicensure baccalaureate nursing students’ clinical reasoning found statistically significant improved clinical reasoning scores.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Jackson A
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Reimagining career engagement in a virtual space for online and adult learners
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kyle Whitehouse (Oregon State University - Ecampus)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Jackson A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Reimagining career services in a digital environment requires key partners, persistent innovations, and scalable solutions to create meaningful change. This session shares strategies for standing up a virtual career platform that increases online learner engagement by curating the most relevant digital resources for an adult and working student population


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Jackson B
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Research
Education Session
Attitude and Influence of Online Instrumental Lessons During COVID and Beyond
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tina Logsdon (Western Kentucky University)
Co-presenters: Jeremy Logsdon (Western Kentucky University), Andrea Paganelli (Western Kentucky University), Anthony Paganelli (Western Kentucky University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Jackson B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the vast majority of college classes were placed online, including instrumental lessons that had never really been conducted virtually before.  This research data showed a significant relationship between teacher opinion of virtual lessons and their opinion of the impact of virtual lessons.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Jackson C
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Continuous Improvement: Recognizing Quality Online Course Design with Badging
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amy Gaimaro (Molloy University)
Co-presenter: Susan Watters (Molloy University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Jackson C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Molloy University’s membership with Quality Matters supports a culture of continuous improvement. Taking a sub-set of Quality Matters standards led to an abbreviated quality checklist that is now applied to online courses. Learn about how this program was planned, piloted, revised, and fully launched as the first faculty badge program.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Jackson D
Concurrent Session 7
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Equity and Inclusion
Conversation, Not Presentation
“Sludge”-free: Consistent Design for Frictionless Courses
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Allegra Davis Hanna (Tarrant County College)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Jackson D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will discuss and share ideas for how to design online courses that are intentional, clear, intuitive, and sludge-free – making them more accessible, engaging and welcoming.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Jackson E
Concurrent Session 7
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Tackling the Challenges of Creating Innovative, Interactive, and Engaging OER
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Juanita Woods (University of North Georgia)
Co-presenter: Louisa Schlesiger (University of North Georgia)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Jackson E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will explore possible solutions to OER challenges, namely design and structure, technology integration, and rigor. Through a guided brainstorming session, we will create a checklist that can be used to ensure the OER we create or adapt are high-quality, engaging, usable, and integrate technology appropriately.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Jackson F
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Blended
  • HBCU
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Capturing the Entrepreneurial Experience in a Hybrid Learning Environment
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Eduardo Haynes (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Blended Teaching and Learning
Location: Jackson F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Experiential education is the cornerstone of teaching in a virtual or in-person environment. The notion of teaching straight from a textbook is not equipping our students at HBCUs with the relevant skills necessary to succeed once they graduate. We will explore how to incorporate entrepreneurial case studies, speaker series, and increase participation with students. 


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Lincoln A
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Is There Anybody Out There?: Digital Tools to Engage Your Students
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jann Sutton (University of North Florida)
Co-presenter: Laura Jackson (University of North Florida)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Lincoln A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you challenged to create engaging strategies and locate tools to capture students’ attention?  
Our session will highlight faculty examples of learning activities using various tools to promote student engagement, prioritizing learner-learner, learner-content, and learner-instructor interactions. Please join our Padlet Example Board to participate in our pre-workshop discussion and share your ideas.


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Lincoln B
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Multimodal, multicampus instruction: Sharing foreign language courses to meet student needs
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Renee Petrina (Indiana University)
Co-presenters: Alexandra Penn (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), Yoshiko Green (Indiana University-Bloomington) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Lincoln B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Hear how one multi-campus institution is sharing live, synchronous courses across the state, with keen attention paid to equity for all learners. Multimodal instruction presents challenges, but also opportunities for regional service institutions and community colleges to offer robust languages as we approach a demographic “cliff.” 


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Presidential Chamber A
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Blended
Education Session
What Netflix Taught Us About Teaching: 8 Key Takeaways From the Saga of Streaming
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Megan Leroy (University of Florida)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Chamber A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What Netflix Taught Us About Teaching: 8 Key Takeaways From the Saga of Streaming

Almost everyone recognizes or has subscribed to Netflix, even if only to watch the latest season of Stranger Things. Almost everyone has also chatted or complained about Netflix’s brand identity, decreased membership, investor skepticism, or lack of new content. We love it; we hate it. We subscribe; we unsubscribe. From a cynical perspective, one might similarly characterize the current state of academia with the same dichotomously ambivalent labels. Narrowing even further to online and blended learning, the perspective and quality gets even murkier, blurred by the “buffering” of nationwide academic integrity concerns, post-pandemic oversaturation of the market, our own decreased membership, and “tv/zoom” fatigue.

We would be wise to consider how we learn from Netflix to both mimic their successful strategies and steer clear of their bad habits. How do we generate content that is not just another boring series? How do we create courses that are worth the price of tuition? How do we tailor our content to an increasingly impatient audience? This conference presentation will focus on 8 key takeaways from the streaming giant’s 2+ decades of online consumption that can help us refine our own online content.

 


Thursday April 20, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Washington B
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Sustainable Quality Design and Continuous Improvement in Online Learning
Date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Maggie Lattuca (McGill University)
Co-presenter: Laura Winer (McGill University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Washington B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

High-quality online courses are current, well-planned, and strategically designed.  We created the Quality Framework for Designing Online Courses to guide the design, delivery, maintenance, and evaluation lifecycle. It is grounded in well-established frameworks and provides guidelines and tools for its use within an online learning design unit. 


Friday April 21, 2023 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Jackson B
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • Research
Education Session
The importance of online social presence: findings from a correlational study of 422 online doctoral students.
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Bob McGurty (Johnson University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Jackson B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A quantitative study of 422 doctoral students revealed a strong positive correlation between online social presence and learner satisfaction. The study demonstrated the importance of social presence of online doctoral programs to increase student retention, improve instructor effectiveness, build a sense of community, and increase knowledge.


Friday April 21, 2023 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Jackson C
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Inclusive design considerations for international students
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kimberly Rehak (University of Pittsburgh)
Co-presenter: Jess Oest (University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and designing for accessibility have become the “gold standard” in instructional design. Yet, these approaches may miss various linguistic and cross-cultural considerations could lead to missed opportunities for maximizing the learning experience for international students. This session will feature considerations for designers creating courses for non-American students.


Friday April 21, 2023 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Jackson D
Concurrent Session 8
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Equity and Inclusion
Conversation, Not Presentation
Course Stories, Let's Talk!
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mary Loder (Arizona State University-Skysong)
Co-presenters: Matthew Robinson (Arizona State University-Tempe), Ricardo Leon (Arizona State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Jackson D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this live recording of Course Stories, we will lead a conversation on quality online course design, the support needed, and the outcomes experienced among the attendees and from our own Course Stories at ASU Online. ASU Online offers hundreds of online degrees and certificates in fields like business, digital media, engineering, sustainability and more. 


Friday April 21, 2023 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Jackson E
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
From Guesstimates to Real-time Estimates: The Implementation of Agile Accelerator as the Course Development Tracking Project Management Tool
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amber Ford (University of Nevada-Las Vegas)
Co-presenters: Christine Ditzler (University of Nevada-Las Vegas), Michelle Chan (University of Nevada-Las Vegas)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Jackson E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The online education team saw great opportunity to evaluate the unit's business processes and welcomed an experimental mindset to rethink the course development process and how to better serve faculty. This led to innovation and the creation of an online education instance of Agile Accelerator, the department's customized project management application.

 
Friday April 21, 2023 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Jackson F
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Professional Learning in My PJ’s? Professional Learning Experiences for Distance Learners
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Ashley Bartley (University of Phoenix)
Co-presenters: Lisa Ghormley (University of Phoenix Online), Pamela Roggeman (University of Phoenix Online)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson F
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.


Friday April 21, 2023 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Lincoln A
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Championing RSI for Online Success: How A Regulatory Requirement Can Be A Celebratory Achievement for Faculty Development & Student Learning
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Meredith Tumilty (College of Lake County)
Co-presenters: Viki Cvitkovic, Ed.D. (College of Lake County)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Lincoln A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover how one institution’s innovative leadership initiative turned a regulatory requirement into a reason to celebrate. By leveraging faculty champions across academic disciplines to address the updated Department of Education's guidance surrounding regular and substantive interaction (RSI), a one-of-a-kind resource was customized to support online success and drive change.


Friday April 21, 2023 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Presidential Chamber A
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Designing a Language for Online Learning - The Architecture of a Language Course
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Chris Beks (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Co-presenter: Helga Wagenleiter (University of Alaska-Fairbanks)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Chamber A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Architecture, inter-connection, and intentional course design mixed with reflective pedagogy, is responsible for student success in online learning of language courses.


Friday April 21, 2023 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Presidential Chamber B
Concurrent Session 8
Friday April 21, 2023 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Washington B
Concurrent Session 8
  • Summit
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 1: Active Learning in Large Enrollment Course: How peer learning and a flipped classroom engages 400+ students in authentic assessment
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Thomas Burnham (University of Nevada-Reno)
Co-presenter: Owen Brittan (Peerceptiv)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Washington B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While large enrollment courses are a necessity in many large public universities, they are often seen as a challenge for faculty and students. This presentation will focus on one instructor at a large public university who reimagined the high enrollment course (400+ students) switching from exams to authentic projects and assessments. 


Friday April 21, 2023 - 9:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Jackson A
Concurrent Session 8 & 9 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Blended
Workshop
Pulling Calm out of Chaos - We Addressed the Delivery Model...Time to Address the Student and the Teacher
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 9:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8 & 9 (combined)
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Steve Peterson (Grand Canyon Education)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Jackson A
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Academic performance anxiety initially manifests equally in the body as it does the mind. Extrinsic stressors and influences consciously impact not only intrinsic motivation and academic performance capabilities, but also subconsciously negate physiological processes that sabotage the brain and mind. Successfully managing negative stressors and influences is comingled between instructor and student. 


Friday April 21, 2023 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Jackson C
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
Designing and Scaling a Differentiated Learning Experience: A Focus on Skills & Careers
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mary Elizabeth Smith (University of Phoenix- Main Campus)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Jackson C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you design and implement a skills-aligned (mapped to outcome) ecosystem that is not only meaningful to students, but also understood and supported across the university?  This session focuses on how to create a learning experience that equips and prepares students for today’s in-demand skills-based economy.


Friday April 21, 2023 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Jackson D
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
Course Design Studio. A level up in design and scalability
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Emilie Austin (National Louis University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Jackson D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Through a faculty makerspace we are getting more accomplished and honing in on the collaboration between Learning Experience Designers and Faculty. Come listen, hopefully learn from our mistakes, and feel inspired by what we have done thus far to scale a small team into bigger operations with higher quality courses!


Friday April 21, 2023 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Jackson E
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
Designing and Implementing a Quality Online Course Rubric: A Collaborative Approach
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Cristina Emberton (The University of Tennessee - Knoxville)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Gramling (The University of Tennessee - Knoxville)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Jackson E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

After the immediate push for online options in 2020, the need for quality assurance in online courses became more relevant across higher education institutions. This presentation reveals how a coordinated effort among a cohort of online faculty and staff reviewed current industry standards, analyzed gaps, and created a custom rubric.

 
Friday April 21, 2023 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Jackson F
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
  • Blended
Education Session
Driving Performance with PMERG: A Simple Guide to Drive Achievement and Retention
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Breanna Naglich (Central Michigan University)
Co-presenters: Laura Nicole Miller (Central Michigan University), Susan Sobehrad (Central Michigan University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As educators, we face an impossible task: scaling instruction while meeting individual learner needs. Can spurring achievement for students and educators be simplified? It’s possible, but only with the right guide! Introducing PMERG, a performance-driving guide that drives student success — and, most importantly, drives retention for students and for educators.


Friday April 21, 2023 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Lincoln A
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
Learning in the Metaverse: Gather.town as an Engaging Online Virtual Classroom Environment
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Charity Davenport (Pellissippi State Community College)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Lincoln A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Gather is a teleconferencing environment where users can create avatars and move around a virtual online environment, interacting synchronously or asynchronously. In this session, we will tour a Gather virtual classroom created in Spring 2022 for a Department of State grant-funded virtual exchange program between universities in the US and Japan. 


Friday April 21, 2023 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Lincoln B
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
  • Research
Education Session
What Matters Most in Online Learning: Students comment on what positively affects their learning and what they could do without.
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kimberly Martinez (University of Wisconsin-Stout)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Lincoln B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What do students want in an online course? The researcher will share results from a study which examined student comments from 566 online course evaluations. Themes focus on the best and worst things that students experienced; outcomes will be highlighted regarding students' most desired approaches and strategies for online instruction. 

 


Friday April 21, 2023 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Lincoln D
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
  • Research
Education Session
The Learner Care Dashboard: An Innovation in Student Support
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jennie Sanders (Western Governors University)
Co-presenters: Samuel Karpen (Western Governors University), Bernadette Howlett (Western Governors University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Lincoln D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We evaluated the impact of Western Governors University’s Learner Care Dashboard (LCD) on student retention and course completion rates and found that LCD-based intervention improved retention and course completion.  LCD outreach was particularly beneficial for struggling students and students from marginalized groups.


Friday April 21, 2023 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Presidential Chamber A
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
Developing authentic assessments: An Understanding by Design approach
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kayla Collins (Baylor University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Chamber A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Authentic assessments challenge students to develop real-world skills while increasing satisfaction and engagement; they can also be daunting to develop. A framework for developing authentic assessments integrating best practices and Understanding by Design concepts will be shared. Design templates will guide participants in the creation of an authentic assessment.


Friday April 21, 2023 - 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
Washington B
  • Summit
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 2: The Great Learning Analytics Debate: Unpacking Promises, Pitfalls, and Progress from a Multi-Stakeholder Perspective
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:30 AM
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 Advocacy
Location: Washington B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As learning analytics has become more prominent in our mainstream learning management systems and adaptive learning platforms, there are continuous debates on the topic. This multi-stakeholder debate session brings forth ideation among faculty, researchers, developers, administrators, and designers into the great learning analytics debate on the promises vs. the pitfalls of learning analytics amidst on-going efforts to progress learning analytics platforms/tools, policies, and processes in higher education environments. 


Friday April 21, 2023 - 10:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Jackson B
Concurrent Session 9 & 10 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Research
Workshop
How your online program and institution can improve quality, access, and affordability at scale
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 10:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9 & 10 (combined)
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Stephen Ehrmann (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Jackson B
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online programs can also contribute to the transformation of their institutions, helping improve their quality of learning, equitable access, and affordability – sustainably and at scale. We’ll show you how to assess the potential of your program and your institution for institutional scale improvements in quality, access, and affordability.


Friday April 21, 2023 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Jackson A
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Social Presence from the Start: Online Self-Introductions
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tammi Kolski (AECT)
Co-presenter: Jeremy Bond (Alliant International University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation offers examples of research-based introduction forum topics for the instructional designer or online educator seeking to increase social presence in their courses. How to design the introduction forum, including the use of text-based and audio/video-based responses, is included.


Friday April 21, 2023 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Jackson C
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
  • Research
  • Leadership
Education Session
“Once Upon a Time, There Was a Huge Data Set”: Telling Our Unique User and Usage Stories with Data
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Patricia Nolde (Georgia State University)
Co-presenter: Meghan Hammiller (Georgia State University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Jackson C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What is it you need to know from your data? We’ll explore strategies for honing your data needs, working with vendors and others to get the needed data, and how to coalesce it all into the story you need and want to tell. 


Friday April 21, 2023 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Jackson D
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Equitable and efficient change management: standardization of course templates to engage faculty and leaders
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Manisha Mittal (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Jackson D
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Changing learning management systems is daunting for any institution. Embracing the principles of change management reduces anxiety and cognitive overload for faculty and students. Course site templates reflecting the best pedagogical practices and quality standards of online learning reduce the learning curve and reflect the key principles of adult learning.


Friday April 21, 2023 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Jackson E
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
Education Session
Expanding digital learning programs: a course development solution built on relationships and creative solutions
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Maggie Vecchione (Brown University)
Co-presenter: Catherine Zabriskie (Brown University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Jackson E
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Institutions struggle to meet the course development demands of expanding digital learning programs. We have successfully increased our capacity to engage faculty university wide in the course design process by developing a true understanding of our campus partners’ needs and exploring an interactive process to define various support models. 


Friday April 21, 2023 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Jackson F
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
Education Session
Teacher Education and Augmented Reality Resources to Increase Student Engagement
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Cynthia Gautreau (California State University - Fullerton)
Co-presenters: Sangeetha Carmona (California State University-Fullerton), Debra Ambrosetti (California State University-Fullerton), Natalie Tran (California State University-Fullerton)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Jackson F
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When Augmented Reality (AR) is introduced in  K-12 classrooms ongoing professional development is necessary for teacher support. We have listened to the voices of teachers, faculty, educational staff, and students and developed a robust AR support system to help teachers. Teachers can benefit and use it as an effective tool for students to engage in purposeful and meaningful ways in an immersive learning environment. A multitude of ready-made AR resources are available for K12 education to enhance, teach, support, augment, and increase interest among students. Many AR resources and lesson plans will be shared, including a fully developed Google Classroom. The Google Classroom is intentionally designed with a logical, sequential instructional plan packaged and ready to share with K12 teachers who have a desire to learn more about AR and apply it to their instructional practices. Participants will receive a copy of the Google Classroom to reuse, revise, and repurpose with others.


Friday April 21, 2023 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Lincoln A
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
Education Session
Assessing Essential Skills as a form of Credit for Prior Learning - Strayer University’s Innovative Journey into Virtual Assessment Centers
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kevin Perrotta (Strayer University-District of Columbia)
Co-presenters: Stacy Sculthorp (Strayer University ), Jennifer Yu (Strayer University)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Lincoln A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Imagine leveraging a credit for prior learning model that accelerates students’ degree pathways, reduces cost, and provides valuable feedback on essential workplace skills! This university describes their journey into the innovative world of virtual assessment centers, which has increased students’ optimism and motivation to pursue their academic and career goals. 


Friday April 21, 2023 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Lincoln B
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
  • Research
Education Session
The science behind making online classes effective
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Abha Ahuja (Minerva Project)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Lincoln B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructors and undergraduate student researchers evaluated teaching in live, synchronous online courses. This session will share what they learned about instructor practices that foster engagement and learning, and a tool that can be used by teachers and institutions to train, assess, and research online teaching and learning.


Friday April 21, 2023 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Presidential Chamber A
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
  • Research
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Self-directed learning instruction as a tool for equity: A framework for improving student outcomes in online STEM courses
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Hannah Cheever (SRI International)
Co-presenters: Rebecca Griffiths (SRI Education), William Hoover (Bunker Hill Community College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Presidential Chamber A
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A researcher and instructor will share emerging strategies for supporting students’ self-directed learning skills and mindsets in online courses, such as motivation, planning, metacognition, and help seeking. You will hear about the theory guiding the work, its relationship to equity, and ways to embed the strategies into online courses.


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Monday April 03, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP: HBCU Affordable Learning Solutions: Scaling and Sustaining Institutional Strategies and Expanding the Cultural Collections of OER
Date: Monday, April 3rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University), Jean-Jacques Medastin (Edward Waters College), Arletha McSwain (Central State University), Monique Earl-Lewis (Morehouse College), Veronica McEachin (Southern University at Shreveport)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Leading HBCUs implementing Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) will share their practices for supporting faculty changing to no-cost and low-cost digital course materials and institutionalizing AL$ with policies and practices. Strategies for creating OER that are culturally relevant for Africana learners and implementing open educational practices will be presented as well. 


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Zoom Room 5
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Harnessing The Resilience Within: Supporting Online and Digital Learning Through Plasticity, Sociality, and Meaning
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mays Imad (Pima Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

In The Book of Joy, the Dalai Lama, in conversation with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, invites us to develop our “Mental Immunity,” the skills we need, individually and collectively, to help ourselves and our communities guard against chronic stress so we may continue to learn and thrive. A key to developing such pivotal skills is understanding how our brains perceive and react to stressors and what enables us to self- and co-regulate.  

Our understanding of the human brain—its development evolution—has inspired cognitive psychologists and behavioral neuroscientists to describe the brain as a social organ. Indeed, our reliance on social connection with others is a matter of survival not preference. Meaningful social connections inform our sense of safety and serve as the underlying basis for our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. In order to cultivate digital learning spaces where such connections are possible, we must intentionally and explicitly design our learning communities and experiences to reflect and promote such vision.

In this session, we will examine polyvagal theory, which describes the nervous system as having a hierarchical organization. At the top of that hierarchy is our social engagement system which helps us connect and navigate relationships. In addition, we will consider the science of biological and behavioral resilience and the three factors that give rise to resilience: plasticity, sociality, and meaning. We will examine practical implications for how we can empower ourselves and our students to “befriend” our social engagement nervous system so we can continue to engage, learn, and thrive. Throughout, we will underscore the reality that “befriending” and regulating the nervous system, and by extension wellbeing, is not merely an individual responsibility but a societal one as well. Our intrinsic interconnectedness and interdependence equip us with the power to witness, uplift, and elevate the humanity of others and in doing so, we can begin to heal ourselves and others. 

Prior to the start of the keynote, we will recognize our 2023 OLC and MERLOT Award winners.  Please also join us Wednesday, April 5 from 10:15am-11:15pm US Central Time Zone (CT) for our OLC & MERLOT Awards Gala, where we will celebrate our award winners' achievements and have the opportunity to ask them questions.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Innovation of Virtual Simulations to Support Experiential Learning Experiences in Higher Education
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karla Arenas-Itotia (University of Texas at Arlington)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Experiential learning activities in a virtual setting create higher engagement with students in higher education settings. Virtual simulations built around synchronous or asynchronous formats promote student interactions. This presentation will cover the creation of a taskforce and how they implement these activities on a university campus. 


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
A Quality Approach to Online Learning
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Katie Ragsdale (Polk State College)
Co-presenter: Carleigh Okwali (Polk State College)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Having identified a need to ensure quality online education for students, our institution developed a rubric to facilitate a quality online course designation process to improve distance education and earn state designation. This session will share strategies for the development and implementation of a quality assurance process and rubric.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Experiential Learning & Team-Based Technological Innovation
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Blackmon (College of William and Mary )
Co-presenters: Iria Giuffrida (College of William and Mary), Daqian Yu (College of William and Mary), Chelsey Noble (College of William and Mary)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our project involved an interdisciplinary team, technological development, and experiential learning.  We created a system, AccessCyber, to amplify experiential learning and curriculum access. Our work was supported by the [information redacted for anonymized review].


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Conversation, Not Presentation
Identifying Evidence for Distance Learning Quality
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jason Rhode (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What evidence does your institution collect to ensure that online / distance learning is comparable to in-person learning? Join this conversation to share your strategies for providing evidence of quality and collaborate with your peers to establish a playbook of best practices for institutions when preparing for accreditation review.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Best Practices for Online Classroom Management and Instruction
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sean Spear (Northcentral University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Managing an online classroom requires appropriately setting up and facilitating an environment that maintains the same rigor and support students receive in a traditional setting. With minimal funding and subsequent lack of support, teachers are required to manage systems and resources on their own to ensure students remain engaged and motivated in their learning. This presentation will discuss tips, strategies, and tools that teachers can use and implement right away to provide a meaningful learning experience for the traditional student.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Conversation, Not Presentation
From Course Developer to People Developer: Navigating Your Promotion to Manager of an Instructional Design Team
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Amy Archambault (Wake Forest University)
Co-presenter: Laura Widenor (Boise State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Congratulations! You have been promoted! You’ve gone from ID to ID manager.  You are excited! You are nervous! And you may be wondering, Now What!?! We invite you to share your journey from ID to manager with us in an engaging session.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
The State of Online Learning in Web3: How Educators Understand and Implement Ed3, Blockchain, and Metaversal Technologies
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ryan Straight (University of Arizona)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The "Ed3" movement champions integrating education with internet technologies targeting decentralization, learner sovereignty, and verifiable credentials, known collectively as Web3 and the metaverse. While this movement grows, the knowledge, attitudes, and concerns of those involved remain unknown. Contextual to online learning, results and implications of such a study are discussed.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
10 Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nancyruth Leibold (Southwest Minnesota State University)
Co-presenters: Tracy Hadler (Southwest Minnesota State University), Lindsay Rohlik (Southwest Minnesota State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Culturally responsive teaching (CRT) strategies for success in all students in higher education are the topic of this session. Successful CRT strategies designed by faculty engaging with working adults in university programs to welcome and connect with students and promote student success are the session's focus.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Conversation, Not Presentation
Network of Open Organization: Who NOO what’s possible when we network and how you can leverage the extensive open resources.
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenter: TJ Bliss (Idaho State Board of Education)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

For three years, leaders and staff of organizations supporting open educational resources, practices, services, pedagogies, research, data, and more have informally gather monthly to share strategies, opportunities, and achievements in open education.  Strategic collaborative projects were completed which educators around the world can leverage to accelerate the adoption of Open Education.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Curriculum to Careers: Radical Collaboration in Assessment, Analytics, and Design
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Elizabeth Smith (University of Phoenix- Main Campus)
Co-presenters: Shelly Hodges (University of Phoenix - Main Campus), Eve Krahe Billings (University of Phoenix - Main Campus)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Does your university experience obstacles and siloing in building and executing a strategy around connecting curriculum to careers?  Is this hindering your ability to drive transformative change in this area?

Join us we reflect on launching a university-wide initiative connecting curriculum to careers via instructional design, assessment, and data analytics.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
Prioritizing engagement in virtual settings: Using Q-methodology to elevate the scholarship of teaching and learning
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tiffany Rogers-Randolph (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Shannon Norris-Parish (New Mexico State University-Main Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can you best engage students in virtual STEM courses? Engage in an online Q-sort alongside your fellow instructors to establish best practices to tackle this challenge. Learn about Q-methodology as a tool you can implement in your courses/research and create strategies to implement in your courses.


Tuesday April 04, 2023 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Creating 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusive OER
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kat Klement (Bemidji State University)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation focuses on the importance of queer and transgender inclusion in OER and strategies for how instructors can both evaluate existing OER and find new sources for their courses.


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Energize me! caffeine-Free Energy!
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laura Schwarz (Minnesota State University - Mankato School of Nursing)
Co-presenter: Nancyruth Leibold (Southwest Minnesota State University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Need a boost of energy without the ups and downs of caffeine?!  The presenters, both Board Certified Advanced Holistic Nurses, will provide holistic self-care tips to invigorate the mind, body, and spirit. From essential oils to forest bathing, there are many easy and enjoyable ways to rejuvenate teaching energy!


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Is it Online Education? Actually it is Mobile Learning.
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kirsten Meymaris (Purdue University Global)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online education is rapidly trending towards Mobile Learning.  Students are not just learning online; rather they are learning on the go, self-pacing their educational path, and accessing learning content through various mediums and screen sizes. Join in to learn how online students communicate, access, and complete online learning activities!


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Highlighting the E of STEM: an open tool for teachers to broaden the knowledge of engineers as authors of well-known social improvements
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Eduardo Montero (Universidad de Burgos )
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The project Engineers & STEM contributes to a better understanding of the E of STEM highlighting the role of engineer’s contribution to the development of society. It is addressed to teachers and students of primary, secondary (K-12), and engineering education. Objectives, methodology, results, and interactive debate will be presented.


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
From 2D to 3D: A framework for increasing critical thinking, student engagement, and knowledge construction in online discussions
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laurie Berry (University of Wisconsin Extended Campus)
Co-presenter: Kristin Kowal (University of Wisconsin Extended Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you looking to add more dimension to your discussions to make them even more engaging and encourage your students to develop their critical thinking skills? We will walk you through a new framework, developed out of our research (Berry & Kowal, 2022), that will help draw more out of your students to add depth to their responses and interactions with others. Come ready to apply a new model toward this essential component of many online courses and take your discussions from good to great!


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Collaborating to Infuse DEI into Online Course Quality for All
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (SUNY Online)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will present an update on the cross-institutional collaboration to simultaneously address DEI and online course quality. SUNY, Cal State LA CETL, and now 66 other institutions are developing an online, openly-licensed, and freely available resource of annotations for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in online course design that can be used with any of the main online course quality rubrics, i.e., CVC-OEIOSCQRQOLT, or QM


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
Instructor presence via synchronous interaction in online courses: What does the data say?
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mary Ellen Dello Stritto (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Co-presenters: Lidija Krebs-Lazendic (University of New South Wales), Enoch Park (University of North Carolina - Charlotte)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Researchers share the results of a meta-analysis examining research on synchronous instructor presence in online courses and the relationship to student outcomes. We will discuss the research process and unexpected challenges. The discussion will include how the results can be applied by different stakeholder groups, including recommendations for researchers.


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Translating Old School Techniques into Online Instructional Strategies: Repurposing strategies that we love!
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Loretta Driskel (Clarkson University)
Co-presenters: Nicole Arrighi (Tennessee State University), Kelly Charles (The UWI)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Traditional teaching methods often seem useless when it comes to online learning. With tweaking, we can transform some familiar techniques into our digital classrooms.

We will take a few old-school, in-person instructional methods and translate them into interactive, online teaching strategies that will increase student engagement and active learning.

 

Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Inspiring Transparent Leadership to retain staff, keep positive team morale, and motivate team members to be fulfilled in their job roles
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dawn Coder (Pennsylvania State University-World Campus)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Vlajic (Pennsylvania State University-World Campus)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presenters will share ways they have implemented Transparent Leadership practices to retain staff and build a trusting and positive work environment for their team. They will discuss benefits and challenges they have experienced and call on the audience to share their experiences, ideas, and best practices in a discussion format.


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
  • Streamed Session
Innovation Studio Design Thinking Challenge
A Matter of Speaking: Strategies to Enhance Student Public Speaking Skills in Virtual Higher Education Courses
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Wendy Conaway (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Oral communication is essential in today’s workplace. This interactive session will explore effective and innovative ways to help online students acquire public speaking skills for workplace readiness.


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Workshop
Creating an Online Course That is Accessible to Students and Instructors with Disabilities: How to Get Started
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sheryl Burgstahler (University of Washington-Seattle Campus)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

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


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Music Lyrics and Padlet--An Engaging Student-Centered Approach to Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lora Walter (Chatham University)
Co-presenter: Julie Slade (Chatham University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Music is a powerful and influential tool that affects everyone, possibly without recognition. Using the Ludic Pedagogy framework and model as a guide, an engaging student-centered online assignment was created to help students explore history, culture, diversity, equity, and other topics through song lyrics. Use this in your class tomorrow!


Wednesday April 05, 2023 - 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Building Bridges Between Jobs and People: Facilitating Collaboration to Address Workforce Gaps
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rick Lumadue (California State University - Long Beach)
Co-presenters: Maria Fieth (MERLOT-SkillsCommons), Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover how MERLOT-SkillsCommons, Ohio TechNet (OTN) and education-industry partners are modeling innovative strategies to fill in-demand, skilled jobs in advanced manufacturing. Explore strategies accelerating innovation to fill today’s demands for high-tech manufacturing jobs. Learn how OTN’s partnership with MERLOT-SkillsCommons and the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association (OMA) is creating a portal of Free training resources of relevant and vetted content for Ohio’s workforce training programs. 


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Education Session
Equitable Education Through Open Educational Resources
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Rachel Becker (Madison Area Technical College)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What are Open Educational Resources (OER) and what role do they play in building equity into the educational landscape? OER goes beyond cost savings and provides customizable content which can reflect historically marginalized voices and viewpoints. This presentation will provide a foundation on what OER are, how they are used, and their importance in equity in education. Practical resources and tips for incorporating diverse content will also be provided. 


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Malsow before Bloom in Online Higher Education Courses
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:00 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kristen Walley (Rasmussen College)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

“Maslow before Bloom’ calls for educators to meet learners’ basic needs before striving for academic outcomes.  Common in residential settings, such motivational strategies are scarce in online tertiary environments.   Using Maslow’s (1943) theory, recognize the needs of adult learners and gain practical strategies to meet these needs in online environments.


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Education Session
We asked…and they told us! Meeting Faculty Needs with Asynchronous Research Programming
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Morgan Denney (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Helen Hammond (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Face it! Faculty are BUSY! They are teaching, grading papers, planning lessons, engaged in service to the college through clubs and committees, and serving the university through committees. With time as limited as this; engaging in scheduled synchronous research programming is often difficult. In this session research findings will be provided related to asynchronous developmental research programming to meet the busy needs of online faculty so that they can access what they want and need easily – one ‘Bite’ of content at a time.


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
  • Leadership
Education Session
Advancing OER in Texas: Discover, Contribute, Collaborate
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kylah Torre (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board)
Co-presenter: Carrie Gits (Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board)
Track: Open Learning
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Division of Digital Learning at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board is advancing the OER ecosystem in Texas and beyond. Through research, advocacy, partnerships, and trainings this work eliminates geographical, financial, and procedural barriers and fosters the adoption of quality OER practices and materials.  


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Meet ACSL (Active Slide): A low-prep / high-yield teaching strategy that transforms lectures into engaging encounters with course content.
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jerzy / George Jura (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Starting with an acknowledgement of lectures as a still widespread teaching technique, the presentation proposes an innovative, easy-to-implement teaching strategy that streamlines lecture planning, and transforms lectures into active, engaging encounters with course content: ACSL (ACtive SLide) is a low-prep, high-yield strategy with measurable results.


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Conversation, Not Presentation
  • Streamed Session
Conversation, Not Presentation
Is it possible to be “device agnostic?” A conversation, not presentation about digital teaching & learning
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lorna Gonzalez (California State University Channel Islands)
Co-presenters: Michael McGarry (CSU Channel Islands), Ben Hyrek (California State University-Channel Islands)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Is it possible to be “device agnostic” in higher education teaching and learning? This session invites audiences with various roles in teaching, learning, and innovation to unpack this question through discussion prompts, front-loaded with recent research. This discussion will be generative, with attendees contributing to a shareable resource and recommendations.


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Beyond the Technology: Incorporating Instructional Design Principles into Professional Development
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Korslund (University of Cincinnati)
Co-presenter: Ashley Seibert (Northern Kentucky University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Adobe Express or Canva? Microsoft or Google? Zoom or Teams? Often it feels we focus more on the tool than the needs of our learners. Here we will discuss how understanding basic instructional design principles can help faculty effectively choose and use technology for teaching and learning. 


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Leadership
Education Session
The Power of Digital Badging to Position Dual Enrollment Students for Career-focused Self Advocacy
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carrie Wandler (St Catherine University)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Digital badges have been leveraged with increasing success to bridge the gap between the language of higher education and the workforce. But what about those who never matriculate? Join St. Catherine University as it shares its innovative approach to meeting the needs of this growing sub-set of job-ready students.


Thursday April 06, 2023 - 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Plenary Address
  • Streamed Session
Plenary Address
A Conversation On Digital Equity and Student Success
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tia McNair (American Association of Colleges and Universities)
Co-presenter: Edward Watson (American Association of Colleges and Universities)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How are institutions building diverse and equity-centered opportunities for the future of online and blended education? What are existing and emerging evidence-based practices and opportunities that promote innovation and student success? This session will focus on topics related to using data to inform pedagogical and institutional changes related to equity, inclusive excellence, high-impact practices, and student success.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Aligning Learning Activities and Outcomes
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Culver (Southern Methodist University)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Activities keep all learners engaged in the course, whether the activity is a group discussion, a lab, a discussion post, or a blog. As meaningful as many of the activities are, the activities do not prepare students for assessments if the activity, outcome, and assessment are not aligned. How do we know? Come to this session and let's talk about it. 


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session Asynchronous
At the Intersection of Open Education and Instructional Design
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bethany Mickel (University of Virginia-Main Campus Library)
Co-presenter: Hope Fitzgerald (University of Virginia-Arts & Sciences)
Track: Open Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Explore the potential of Open Educational Resources and Practices (OER/OEP) to foster intentionally-inclusive learning, encourage student engagement and promote instructor autonomy and reflection. Participants will gain familiarity with OER/OEP and their affordances, and will consider the potential for collaborative faculty-designer partnerships to foster more open, welcoming learning environments.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Beyond InstructIon: Scaling Support for a Large OnlIne Master’s Program
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will explore some of the ancillary services that complement online learning initiatives, such as academic advising, disability accommodations, and career development. We will briefly present our procedures, and explore with attendees what structures exist at other universities.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Building Community in the Asynchronous Environment; Perspectives across the Campus
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: JeVaughn Lancaster (Lynn University - Boca Raton)
Co-presenters: Harika Rao (Lynn University), Brittany Kiser (Lynn University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Technology and circumstances have opened doors to online education, and there are many reasons why students opt for online education. While online education offers the comfort of convenience, it also brings in several concerns of feeling alone, sitting in front of a device, and attempting to complete coursework with little support synchronously. Throughout this interactive session, you will have the opportunity to hear from different perspectives on how we have brought the classroom to the living room by enhancing our online offerings while building a sense of community.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Changes Your Digital Strategy Needs BEFORE the Money Arrives
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Al Kingsley (NetSupport)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Is your district flush with cash for technology purchases? One common mistake is making purchases without a solid district plan for technology and digital resources. Discover how to map out an effective Digital Strategic Plan to maximize and have better control over your resources and budget.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Closing the academia-to-industry gap in undergraduate environmental science using curriculum-to-careers programmatic mapping
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jacquelyn Kelly (University of Phoenix)
Co-presenters: Tomáš J Oberding (University of Phoenix Online), Dianna Gielstra (University of Phoenix Online)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In an undergraduate environmental science program at a large online institution, we addressed the skills gap between industry and higher education.  Development of a curriculum-to-careers program map synthesized industry needs with education outcomes. Consequently, program graduates will be prepared with content knowledge, industry skills, and the ability to use both.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Compassion and Connection Toolbox: Building Bridges Between Instructors and Students
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sharron DeRosier (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide)
Co-presenter: Helena Hubl (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

We will focus on strategies for creating a culture of compassion and connection in your classroom. Discussions will build upon practices used in virtual modalities by incorporating strategies to adjust expectations, be fully present, practice empathy, and connect with your students using your LMS.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Cultivating a Growth Mindset with Holistic Scoring Strategies
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ian Haugh (FeedbackFruits)
Co-presenter: Kim Chappell (Fort Hays State University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Targeted feedback and holistic scoring are two of the most effective approaches for building a growth mindset culture among students. Join this session to dive into a case study on student persistence and explore a set of feedback strategies and holistic scoring methods that can be implemented across any discipline.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
  • HBCU
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Cultural Competency: Preparing the Leaders of Tomorrow through the Lens of Leadership Theory
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Charlotte Phillips (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Cultural competence is an essential requirement of administrators, curriculum developers, faculty, and students who drive the mission, values, vision, and goals at academic institutions. Their scope of influence and efficacy is thus enabled through leadership appropriateness and skill. Universities preparing students for the next phase of their lives not only must equip their students academically, but also holistically in order for them to flourish-and this includes the area of cultural competence. This presentation offers insight into four leadership styles, Charismatic Leadership, Servant Leaderships, Transformational Leadership, and Situational Leadership and the application of each for effective cultural competency in academic settings.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Diagnosing the TPACK Landscape in Native Language Instructors of Taiwan: What Affects Their Readiness to Teach in Technology-Rich Classrooms?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Yuan-Hung Lee (National Chiao Tung University)
Track: Research: Designs, Methods, and Findings
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In Taiwan, Native Languages become a new mandatory subject from grade 1 to 12 starting in 2022. This study examines the technical, pedagogical, and content knowledge (TPACK) of Taiwanese native language teachers (NLTs). Used the Delphi method, Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA), and Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), the NLTs’ competency of teaching with technology was uncovered.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Embedding for Equity: Integrating Writing and Research Supports into the Curriculum
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Dunn (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenter: Karin Mente (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Join us to learn how to leverage writing and research resources by embedding them in the curriculum to support nontraditional students, foster an equitable online environment, and cultivate a Culture of Care. A fun, virtual Jeopardy game will kick off the presentation, so come ready to play!


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Evolution of Collaborative Instructional Design Processes
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Naomi Burton-MacLeod (McGill University)
Co-presenters: Maggie Lattuca (McGill University), Diane Maratta (McGill University), Kirsti Harris (McGill University), Clinton Glenn (McGill University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Evolution occurs in response to a multitude of external and internal shaping forces. As a new instructional design team entering an untouched landscape of online program design for our university, our design processes inevitably evolved. Hear how we adapted every term to keep collaboration central and connect over common experiences.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Examining the Impact of Virtual Synchronous Course Design in a Blended Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elizabeth Riley (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Technological advances have increased educators' ability to innovate in the virtual synchronous environment. This presentation will provide detailed innovative learning strategies used during the implementation of virtual synchronous learning in a blended accelerated baccalaureate nursing program. Student course evaluation scores with open-ended comments and aggregate performance data will be shared.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Flip Flops and Umbrellas: Strategies for Entry Point Course Redesign
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Teresa Handy (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenter: Connie Lower (Ashford University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Entry point courses are the gateway to beginning the college experience and for many open enrollment students this is their first engagement with a higher education institution. To help students persist in their first course, the instructors for an entry point course revised and flip flopped the content rich assignments to create a high touch and engaging entry point course. The redesign intentionally used cognitive primers, interactives, assignments, and discussions to yield an umbrella of support for students while helping them build connections to the university community.  


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Graduate Student Discovery Session: Educational institutions and industry collaborations, are they beneficial?
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Natalie Hazen (Robert Morris University)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will explore the collaboration between higher education and industry to uncover the benefits and barriers. Although educational institutions and organizations often pursue different outcomes, integration between them offers value to the community, industry, educational institution, and most importantly, the students.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Research
Discovery Session Asynchronous
High Touch in a High Tech Classroom: The Impact of Virtual Student Study Hours
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tanya Mooney (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

First-year online students are at risk for dropping out. How might a free, optional virtual study hall support and engage students? Would this ultimately impact their persistence? This session shares student perceptions of how a virtual study hall impacted persistence as a first-year student.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
How the Pandemic has Changed Education: From the Students of the Pandemic
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Janet Chappell (Columbia Southern University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The pandemic changed the way of life altogether, let alone education. What was once identified as non-traditional education is now beginning to be viewed as traditional education; how education is being provided. More and more institutions and organizations are adopting the non-traditional method of operating, educating, training, and engaging with basic communications and interactions. Per the pandemic, it became the sole method in continuing education across all educational platforms. However, with this method being applied, there is an identified concern where this new method has no human to human interaction and the learning experiences are minus humanized engagement. The question now is, how has the pandemic changed education for our students? And what can be done to help with the changes and pivots that had to take place? What is missing and needed?


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
How to Achieve a Five-Star Peer Review from the MERLOT Biology Board.
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michael Plotkin (MERLOT Biology)
Track: Open Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Have you created a high-quality biology-related material you would like to share with the world? You can submit your resource to the MERLOT collection and achieve a 5-star rating from the MERLOT peer review process. This will increase the visibility, reach and attractiveness of your resource.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Improving faculty performance deficits with Performance-Based Review Cadence
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anna Garner (University of Phoenix-Arizona)
Co-presenters: Peter Conrad (University of Phoenix-Arizona), Rheanna Reed (University of Phoenix-Arizona)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Observing, measuring, and coaching faculty performance is essential in managing faculty. We will consider and discuss how we can promote positive faculty performance outcomes by modifying the cadence of annual performance reviews, based on faculty performance, resulting in a more intentional approach regarding when and how we review faculty teaching.


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Information and Communication Technology Literacy for Women in Sustainable Employment
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lesley Farmer (California State University Long Beach)
Track: Workforce, Career, and Industry Connections for Student Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The work force has needed to deal more effectively with ever-increasing amounts and types of information, increasingly by leveraging technology. These changes call for ICT  literacy, which is unevenly addressed, especially for women are under-represented industries. These realities lead to economic and digital inequity. This session discusses partnership among SkillsCommon, WISE  and MERLOT to build digital equity for women seeking sustainable employment. 


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Blended
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Keeping humanity at the center of teaching; human-centricity as a guiding principle in technological evolution and remote learning tools
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marcin Demkowicz (Share The Board)
Track: Instructional Technologies and Tools
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Millions of us choose – or have to choose – to learn from someone physically distant. But as all of our interactions become increasingly rooted in remote digital experiences, what are we actually losing besides the proximity of other people? What are the risks of this loss and are they avoidable?


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Leverage Your Team, the Affective Domain, and Diffusion of Innovation to Increase Efficiency and Instructor Autonomy
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Shara Gonzalez (Florida International University)
Track: Process, Problems, and Practices
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Field Guides support instructors with a lighthearted, relatable approach that increases instructor interaction with their designers and each other, autonomy in courses, and overall efficiency in course development. By leveraging our team, the affective domain, and diffusion of innovation, we share micro best practices, wrapped up in a Beyonce bow. 


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Multimedia as a Tool for Engagement and Assessment
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anica Cisneroz (Angelo State University)
Co-presenters: Kim Livengood (Angelo State University), Kristen Lyons (Angelo State University)
Track: Teaching and Learning Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Students increase content knowledge and solve problems when creating multimedia presentations. This session will explore how multimedia presentations can be utilized to both engage online students and assess learning.  Throughout the presentation, participants will contribute ideas to shared documents/boards that will be available to them after the presentation. 


Saturday April 08, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
  • Equity and Inclusion
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Predicting the Future of Instructional Design in Higher Education
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Joseph Evanick (Geisinger College of Health Sciences)
Track: Leadership and Advocacy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The COVID-19 pandemic forced institutions to rely on instructional design teams more than ever. As institutions and faculty members become more adapt to best practices concerning online education, the role of instructional designers will continue to evolve. This presentation will predict the future of instructional design in higher education.