Looking to deep-dive into the hottest topics in online learning? Join us onsite in Denver, CO on Wednesday, April 10, 2024  for our pre-conference Innovate 2024 Master Classes. 

Master class registrations are at an additional fee, and are available only to onsite attendees with an All Access Pass registration. Master classes can be selected with an individual class registration (1 AM or 1 PM class), or through our cost-saving Combo Package (1 AM & 1 PM class).  Class selections are made at the time of registration.

All master classes are listed in U.S. Mountain Time Zone and are presented onsite at the Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center, Denver, CO.

Master Class AM session 

Generative AI Smackdown: Cutting-Edge Tools, Strategies, and Practical Applications for Next-Gen Research

  • Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
  • Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm MT

Lead Presenter: Kristen Gay, Director of Research, Online Learning Consortium

Co-Presenters: Angela Gunder, Chief Academic Officer; Colette Chelf, Director of Grants; and Josh Herron, Director of Professional Learning, Online Learning Consortium; Jenay Robert, Senior Researcher, EDUCAUSE

Revolutionize your research game with this dynamic master class, curated to empower educators across all research proficiency levels. Dive headfirst into the cutting edge world of artificial intelligence (AI) and unleash its transformative power throughout the research journey.

Attendees will be challenged to explore a diverse array of AI tools tailored for every research stage and engage in hands-on exercises.  We will together push the boundaries of our knowledge by sharing preferred tools and experimenting with cutting-edge innovations.  We will also develop practical strategies for incorporating machine learning algorithms into data analysis, optimizing research workflows, and uncovering meaningful patterns within complex datasets.

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This master class goes beyond theory, providing participants with tangible insights into the real-world application of AI in diverse disciplines. Gear up for a master class that transcends the ordinary as we consider how to leverage AI tools to advance investigations and transform research outcomes.  Whether you are a seasoned researcher or new to the world of AI, this master class offers a unique opportunity to develop your skills and explore the boundless potential of artificial intelligence in shaping the future of research.


Master Class PM session 

(AI) Iron Chef:  The Secret Ingredient of Generative AI in Education

  • Date: Wednesday, April 10, 2024
  • Time: 1:00pm- 4:00pm MT

Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means, Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Chief Learning Officer, University of Illinois, Gies College of Business


AI-driven technologies are poised to revolutionize the way we design and deliver education.  In this workshop, you will get hands-on experience with AI to elevate your content to gourmet levels, adding flavor, depth, and creativity that will empower you to make content more dynamic, customized, and relevant than ever before.

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Registration options

Combo Package

    • Buy both Pre-conference Master classes (in person attendees only; no virtual option available). 
    • 9:00am – 4:00pm MT
    • Fee: $550

Individual Classes

  • 9:00am – 12:00pm MT
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm MT
  • Fee: $300 each