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Tuesday April 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Nottoway (4th Floor)
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
In Search Of A Quality Online Program: Steps For Program Evaluation And Improvement
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kaye Shelton (Lamar University: Doctorate in Educational Leadership (Global))
Co-presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Participants will learn to apply the OLC Quality Scorecard metrics, uncover and evaluate quality indicators in key categories, and consider thoughtful recommendations for implementation.

 

Participate in two pre-conference workshops for one low price. Register for this pre-conference workshop together with "Virtually Inspired: Showcasing Innovations In Online Learning" and save $75 on the combined cost. 


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price

 
Tuesday April 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Bayside A/B (4th Floor)
  • Pre-conference Workshop
Pre-conference Workshop
Introducing Digital Learning Technologies on Your Campus
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Brian Yuhnke (New Media Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Bayside A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 7hr
Brief Abstract:

Digital learning innovations can increase access and student success while lowering college costs. In this workshop, receive support for all stages of planning, adopting and evaluating digital courseware or adaptive learning initiatives. Discover the latest research on learning technologies’ impacts and resources to navigate digital courseware selection and implementation. Don’t miss hands-on demonstrations of digital learning solutions!

***Interested in attending this workshop?  Please email communications@nmc.org to inquire about attending.***


Tuesday April 04, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Nottoway (4th Floor)
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Pre-conference Workshop
  • OLC Session
Pre-conference Workshop
Virtually Inspired: Showcasing Innovations in Online Learning
Date: Tuesday, April 4th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Marci Powell (USDLA Chair Emerita and Past President)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Explore Virtually Inspired which uncovers global pedagogical best practices in online learning using a myriad of technologies including virtual reality, adaptive learning, gamification, and more. The VR Arcade NOLA will join us as part of the workshop to engage participants in a live virtual reality experience with a chance to immerse yourself in a new world.

 

Participate in two pre-conference workshops for one low price. Register for this pre-conference workshop together with "In Search Of A Quality Online Program: Steps For Program Evaluation And Improvement" and save $75 on the combined cost. 


There is a fee for this Pre-Conference Workshop: $205 Early Bird / $235 Full Price

 
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
  • Other
  • Community College
Other
Community College Summit Breakfast and Networking
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join fellow Community College Summit attendees for breakfast and networking before we begin.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Gallery (1st Floor)
  • Other
Other
TAACCCT Breakfast Gathering
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Gallery (1st Floor)
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join your fellow TAACCCT session attendees for a breakfast networking gathering in Gallery (1st floor, near the Fed X office).


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
  • Other
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
  • OLC Session
Other
HBCU Summit Breakfast Gathering
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 7:30 AM to 8:30 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Participating in the HBCU Summit?  Join CSU-MERLOT, Southern University System, and OLC for a breakfast meet-and-greet before the HBCU Summit program begins.  


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Napoleon Ballroom (3rd Floor)
  • Other
Other
Attendee Continental Breakfast
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Continental breakfast will be served from 7:30am-9:00am in the exhibit hall (Napoleon Ballroom, 3rd floor) during registration check-in.  

Attendees of the Community College Summit (Rhythms I, 2nd floor), HBCU Summit (Rhythms III, 2nd floor), and TAACCCT Sessions (Gallery, 1st floor) should proceed directly to their meeting room for their breakfast gatherings.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
  • Other
  • Community College
Other
Community College Summit Welcome Remarks
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Frances Villagran-Glover (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

This opening session will feature Dr. Frances Villagran-Glover sharing the vision of the Community College Summit, the goals for the collaborative sessions, and what participants will do over the course of the summit.

 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Gallery (1st Floor)
  • MERLOT TAACCCT
MERLOT TAACCCT
SkillsCommons, the national OER repository for workforce development is here to stay!
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Gallery (1st Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 

CSU/MERLOT will provide an overview of the SkillsCommons services currently available that support TAACCCT grantees, higher education programs supporting workforce development, workforce development boards, and industry’s human resource training programs.   The overview will also review the SkillsCommons CONNECT Center which is focused on building communities and community projects that will help sustain the success of TAACCCT projects and the broader TAACCCT mission.  Finally, the presentation will review the new and upcoming services focused on partnerships and showcasing SkillsCommons resources and services to advance workforce development.

 

 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Innovation Lab
Makerspace - Using Legos to Prototype Ideas
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Dave Goodrich (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Steven Crawford (Maricopa Community Colleges)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

For many of us, we remember playing with Legos as a child or stepping on them as a parent. However, Legos can also be used to visualize and construct ideas in a flexible way. Join us as we transform these toy bricks into a tool to assist us in visualizing how solutions might come to life. Bring your design thinking challenges and build a prototype a classroom layout, a visual interface for a tool, or any other idea that you want to explore.

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Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Bayside A (4th Floor)
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
“Reaching for the (5) stars”: learn how to create a culture of innovation through Coursera’s case study of scaling quality
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Talia Kolodny (Coursera)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Harness effective start-up tools to cultivate innovative thinking and practice in any organizational setting.
In the workshop you will learn how to:

  • Practice effective user-research techniques
  • Beta test your educational program
  • Use data to constantly improve
  • Develop a “minimum viable product”
  • Create a culture of feedback
  •  Use a learner-centered mindset

Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Bayside B (4th Floor)
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Brand me! Creating a cohesive (and creative!) look and feel for your online course using free graphic tools
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lene Whitley-Putz (@ONE for training)
Co-presenter: Anna Stirling (Mt. San Jacinto College)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Online courses can be text-heavy, bland, and sometimes, boring. Building engaging graphics provides visual appeal and polish, and cues students to important information. This workshop will introduce you to free online tools (that don't require a graphic arts degree!) for creating an innovative brand for your course. 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
The Personalized Learning Journey: Using Immersive Narrative-Driven Science Courses to Motivate At-Risk Students
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: David Schönstein (Inspark Science Teaching Network)
Co-presenter: Alfredo Leon (Miami Dade College)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

What if you could teach with a course that was equal parts movie, with the interactivity and high production value digital natives have come to expect? Come learn about the creative process and curriculum innovation behind the development of HabWorlds and BioBeyond, two courses that are reimagining postsecondary science education. Hear how a key Teaching Partner, Miami Dade College, is scaling and evaluating learner success. This in-person workshop will consist of a mixture of hands-on demonstrations, guided discussions, and application activities to customize and implement web-based inquiry-based lessons.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Borgne (3rd Floor)
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Using Technology to Enhance Group Collaboration in Blended Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Laura Terry (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenters: Elizabeth Valenti (Grand Canyon University), Jessi Farmer (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop is geared for anyone desiring to utilize technology to enhance group work in blended learning classes. Google Applications such as Google Docs and Google Chat, Pinterest, Youtube, and Padlet will be highlighted. Presenters will demonstrate how specific technologies can be implemented to enhance group projects.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Leveraging Data to Promote Student Success
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Heather Bushey (Bay Path University)
Co-presenter: Criss Guy (Bay Path University)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Data-informed practices can positively influence student success. This presentation will provide participants with insight into how adaptive technology, learning analytics, and intentional student contact work together to meet each learner’s needs. Participants will use example data to advise and improve the learning experience of a theoretical non-traditional student.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Time to Go Big(ger): Strategies for Expanding Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Victoria Brown (Florida Atlantic University)
Co-presenter: Julie Golden-Botti (Florida Atlantic University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:


Though online learning is not new, many universities are still struggling with how to expand eLearning due to their particular faculty and administrative cultural barriers.  This workshop will present a proven change management approach to help lead a campus-wide initiative to achieve greater buy-in for the acceptance of online learning and an enterprise-level online adoption plan, using the concerns based adoption model (CBAM).  


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
How to Promote Large Scale Adoption of Adaptive Courseware
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities)
Co-presenters: Cub Kahn (Oregon State University), Patricia O'Sullivan (University of Mississippi), Megan Tesene (Georgia State University)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Leveraging adaptive courseware is a growing trend.  Instead of just pockets of usage, is it time to figure out how you might adopt it on a wide scale at your university? In addition to developing criteria for selection of adaptive courseware, this workshop will also show you how to plan for faculty development, build institutional awareness, and develop staff capacity to sustain innovation at scale.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Nottoway (4th Floor)
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
People-powered Science! Learn How YOU Can Advance Research Anytime, Any Place
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Darlene Cavalier (Arizona State University's Center for Engagement and Training)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Discover how to use low-cost tools to help NASA ground-truth satellite data or to gather and share critical data about local water, air, or soil quality. This is citizen science! Leaders from three popular citizen science programs will join forces to guide attendees in discovering, joining, and participating in meaningful, local research projects. Roll up your sleeves. We're going to do real science. SciStarter, Public Lab, iSeeChange.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Workshop Session 1
  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit Welcome Session
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Patrice Torcivia Prusko (Cornell University)
Track: N/A
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Solution Design Summit (SDS) Teams will meet with the SDS leaders for an introduction to the program, problem introduction, etc.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Workshop Session 1
  • Keynote Address
  • HBCU
Keynote Address
HBCU Welcome and Overview; HBCU Keynote Address; Applying Technology Innovations within Your Institutions
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robert Blaine (Tougaloo College)
Co-presenters: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network), Ray Belton (Southern University System)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

8:30am-8:55am  Welcome and Overview 

Join Professor Moustapha Diack, HBCU Summit Chair, and SUS President/Chancellor Ray Belton as they welcome attendees to the HBCU Summit at OLC Innovate 2017. Prof. Diack and President Belton, along with the HBCU Summit steering committee, will provide an overview on strategies for effectively delivering online and hybrid education affordably.  These strategies will subsequently be shared and discussed throughout the summit.  Strategies include:

  • Institutional strategies for online education and technology innovations (Day 1)
  • Textbook affordability strategies using free and open educational resources (Day 2)

This overview will be followed by a small group discussion on participants' priorities for their institution.  

8:55am-9:40am  Keynote Address

Robert Blaine, Ph.D. (Jackson State University and member of the OLC Board of Directors), will deliver a keynote presentation, "Building Online Professional Certifications into the Undergraduate Curriculum:  Reducing student costs, Reducting time towards matriculation, Adding value to traditional degrees, & creating institutional revenue."

HBCU graduates are finding themselves in a rapidly changing environment of employer credentialing.  More often, employers are seeking candidates with proven expertise in specific skill sets rather than the global learning experience of the undergraduate curriculum.  How can institutions reduce costs for students and decrease their time towards matriculation?  How can institutions create high quality online programs that provide professional certifications?  How can institutions use a professional certificate program to grow enduring ties to the corporate community and create robust revenue streams for the institution?  The answer to these questions and more will be discussed in the keynote address by Dr. Blaine.

9:40am-10:00am  Applying Technology Innovations within Your Institutions 

Dr. Blaine, Dr. Diack and Dr. Belton, along with the HBCU Summit Steering Committee members, will facilitate discussions and answer HBCU Summit participant questions on issues involving applying technology innovations in their institutions.  The discussions will focus on activities institutions can perform over the next 6 months as some of the first steps in applying innovations within their institutions.

 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Gallery (1st Floor)
  • MERLOT TAACCCT
MERLOT TAACCCT
SkillsCommons’ StoryTelling Network: What is the IMPACT?
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Maria Fieth (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Rick Lumadue (SkillsCommons), Kathy Spada (Northcentral Technical College), Nicolette van der Lee (University of Hawaii Maui College), Alexandra Shinert (California State University-MERLOT, SkillsCommons.org)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Gallery (1st Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about resources, strategies, and a rubric customized for developing powerful stories for explaining the impact of TAACCCT programs.   The SkillsCommons and StoryTelling team will demonstrate the outcome of the Storytelling IMPACTCommunity and explain how storytelling is a key sustainability strategy for securing supportive stakeholders and partners for TAACCCT programs.

 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Innovation Lab
Open Lab
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Innovation Open Labs are an opportunity to begin putting all you are learning at OLC Innovate to practice, pull up your sleeves, and get your hands dirty. Join the “mad scientists” and “lab technicians” of the Innovation Lab and participate in the various experiments they are conducting in this year’s new Design Thinking, Makerspace, Game, and Reflection stations. Grab a friend and bring a challenge you have to the lab (or borrow one of ours). Take advantage of this opportunity to experiment on it during the conference and then take entirely new ways to address your challenge home with you.

 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Napoleon Ballroom (3rd Floor)
  • Other
  • HBCU
  • OLC Session
  • Community College
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the exhibit hall (Napoleon Ballroom, 3rd floor) for refreshments.  Not only is this an opportunity to recharge with a fresh cup of coffee or tea, but you will also have the opportunity to network with other attendees from the HBCU Summit, Community College Summit, and Innovate workshop sessions.  This will be your first chance to preview the exhibit hall, meet with our conference exhibitors, and start getting your cards stamped by exhibitors in order to win prizes!

Additionally, Community College Summit participants are also invited to use this time to take part in an exclusive tour of the Innovation Lab before the start of the conference

 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Innovation Lab
Tour of the Innovation Lab
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Dave Goodrich (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Steven Crawford (Maricopa Community Colleges)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Community College Summit participants are invited to use this time to take part in an exclusive tour of the Innovation Lab before the start of the conference

 

Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Gallery (1st Floor)
  • MERLOT TAACCCT
MERLOT TAACCCT
Industry Expert to Expert Teaching: SkillsCommons professional development services
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Maria Fieth (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Rick Lumadue (SkillsCommons), Brenda Perea (Colorado Community College System), Amanda LeeVan (Midlands Technical College)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Gallery (1st Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Tackling one of the significant sustainability challenges in career and technical training and workforce development programs, the Industry Expert to Expert Teaching (IE2ET) community in SkillsCommons created solutions for helping industry experts who are new workforce development instructors become more effective in the classroom.  Learn about the online resources and mini-course that are free for institutions, organizations, industry, and individuals to use to become more effective and efficient teachers of their workforce expertise.

 

 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Bayside A (4th Floor)
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Untethering the Campus Workplace: Ensuring time and place are not barriers to participation
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Michelle Pacansky-Brock (California State University-Channel Islands)
Co-presenters: Jill Leafstedt (CSU Channel Islands), Michael Berman (California State University Channel Islands)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Untethered meetings and workshops ensure time-and-place are not barriers to employees who want to participate. This workshop will provide you with specific strategies for untethering events on your campus to improve productivity and promote a more inclusive workplace.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Bayside B (4th Floor)
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Presence, performance . . . and practice!: How the theatre department can help you improve your video lectures
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Carey Hamburg (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Online faculty and course instructors are content experts, but maybe not so versed in the arts of performance and media production. By taking their cues from theatre and drama experts, any online teacher can assure that their video presence is ready for “prime time!”


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Improving the Effectiveness and Benefits of Peer Review
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jennipher Murphy (Tufts University School of Dental Medicine)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Critical thinking and reflection are difficult to facilitate/ assess in professional education. Peer review is an active technique that provides students opportunities to build these skills and we will introduce unique methods for both preparing students for peer review and assessing their learning through a technology tool supporting double-looped feedback.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Borgne (3rd Floor)
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • Community College
Workshop
Integrating Resiliency Into Coursework Through Adaptive Learning Technology
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Alexandra Shinert (California State University-MERLOT
Co-presenters: SkillsCommons.org), Heather Newlin (Smart Sparrow), Michael Harris (Bunker Hill Community College)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

The Northeast Resiliency Consortium (NRC) worked with technology partner Smart Sparrow—to produce online resiliency lessons. We will show how this ten lesson bundle specifically designed to foster resiliency skills in community college students can be adapted and used by faculty and staff to integrate resiliency into learning experiences.

 
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Designing Next-Gen Digital Learning Environments
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Michael Goudzwaard (Dartmouth College)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

How might we engage students, faculty, and administrators to design next-gen digital learning environments? Too often, digital learning tools are selected based on known tools rather than what is actually needed to facilitate learning. In seeking to meet the widest range of needs, existing tools clutter the learning environment and obscure what is essential for students and faculty. In this workshop, participants will engage in a design thinking process to imagine and prototype next-generation digital learning environments. Through this process, participants will identify how existing and emerging technologies might remain relevant in today’s learning landscape.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Toward Multicultural Not-yetness in Peer-to-Peer Collaboration and Instructor Feedback
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kendell Newman Sadiik (University of Alaska - Fairbanks)
Co-presenter: Sarah Stanley (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Drawing on theories of race and assessment in writing studies and not-yetness in digital pedagogy, this session argues that multiple, changing, and overwhelming technologies may be more effective at cultivating individual and peer-to-peer engagement among students than course designs that value clean, standardized structures and ease-of-use for students.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Applying best practices in the design of formative assessment for blending learning environments
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Matthew Stuve (Ball State University)
Co-presenters: Thomas Stevenson (Ball State University), Ron Kovac (Ball State University), Annie Liner (Ball State University)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will lay out the assessment best practices for using formative assessments to increase performance in summative assessment in blended learning environments. The implementation of these best practices will be demonstrated in multiple learning management systems to enable participants to incorporate the best practices into their blended courses.

 
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Workshop Session 2
Innovation Lab
Separating the Innovation from the Promises: Orienting the Innovate Conference for Critical Figuring
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (The Ohio State University)
Co-presenter: Rolin Moe (Seattle Pacific University)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

The excitement and possibility of a conference like OLC Innovate can often turn to frustration once back at a home institution.  Trying to share knowledge gained is difficult:  the energy of the room is replaced with the tradition of your school, people who were not there for the shared experience and regulations which can seem counter to the ease with which we discuss academic innovation.  How can the lessons of the conference best be applied when the conference is over?

This workshop will ground the innovation concept in an historical definition, understanding the term is both a practical mechanism as well as an inflation of hype.  Through this critical perspective, we will reframe tacit assumptions about innovation in small groups, and use our lenses to then consider the meaning and making of innovation at our home institutions.  What are the lessons you are looking to learn at this conference, what is your sense of why your institution is not 'doing this' now, and how can the conference provide you the scaffolding to build a bridge between the present and the prospective future?  This session will provide a framework to utilize throughout the conference in bridging these gaps and having implementable takeaways upon returning home.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Nottoway (4th Floor)
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Improving Higher-Order Skills with Serious Games and Simulations
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ben Paris (ansrsource)
Co-presenter: Susan Schoenberg (ansrsource)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Are you interested in integrating higher-order thinking skills into serious games and simulations? Do you find that many so-called "games” are just expensive and simple quizzes? This session will help you raise the bar with innovative techniques to get your learners thinking, analyzing, and making better decisions.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Workshop Session 2
  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit - Team Advisory Session
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Patrice Torcivia Prusko (Cornell University)
Track: N/A
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Solution Design Summit (SDS) groups will meet with the SDS leaders and advisors to work on solutions to their proposed problems.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • HBCU
  • OLC Session
Workshop
HBCU Summit - OLC Quality Scorecard: Getting Started
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

10:30am-11:10am  OLC Quality Scorecard:  Getting Started

Join Dr. Jennifer Mathes, OLC Director of Strategic Partnerships, as she discusses the OLC Quality Scorecard and how HBCUs can get started using it.  Dr. Mathes will review best practices to help you evaluate your online learning program, as well as discuss first steps for implementation with campus leadership.

11:10am-12:00pm  Quality Scorecard small group discussions

Dr. Mathes will facilitate small group discussions with HBCU Summit participants on first steps in applying the OLC Quality Scorecard at their institution.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Gallery (1st Floor)
  • MERLOT TAACCCT
MERLOT TAACCCT
New IMPACTcommunities for SkillsCommons and TAACCCT Sustainability
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Maria Fieth (MERLOT), Rick Lumadue (SkillsCommons)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Gallery (1st Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participate in the TAACCCT community’s selection of new IMPACTcommunities for 2017! We will follow a collaborative process for identifying the next strategic priority for SkillsCommons and TAACCCT’s sustainability.  Preliminary interest areas include textbook affordability, developing partnerships with workforce development boards and employers, and developing services for TAACCCT alumni/leadership.

 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Welcome Lunch & Opening Keynote: Lightning Talk Sessions
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

OLC Innovate 2017 (#OLCInnovate) opens up with a fast-paced speaker series we call Lightning Talks. Our Lightning Talks introduce the 5 guiding themes of Innovate this year, including: pedagogy, structure, workforce, challenges in learning, and a wild card – Propose Your Own – that pulls together the trends and climate of learning in our world today. Our #OLCInnovate Lightning Talks strive to introduce you to the concepts of innovation along with inspire you to think further about the conference experience ahead. We’ll be working with our communication back channel during these talks to allow you to brainstorm and note-take alongside your peers, for a truly collaborative, innovative learning opportunity. We hope this dynamic welcome allows you to start an early engagement into our conference’s topics and to begin to network with all of our OLC community members.


  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Learning Out Loud
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michelle Pacansky-Brock (California State University-Channel Islands)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

***Michelle is 1 of 5 presenters in this opening Welcome Lunch/Lightning Talks general session***

Listening to the sound of a human voice conveys emotion, fosters empathy, and supports more learner variability than reading text. Yet, student voices are rarely part of learning online. How does the student experience change when speaking and listening to peers is made part of an online class? What barriers prevent faculty and students from learning out loud?


  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Re-thinking the Design of Courses to Maximize Faculty to Student Meaningful Interactions and Quality/Timely Feedback
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Shean (Ashford University & Bridgepoint Education)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

***Andrew is 1 of 5 presenters in this opening Welcome Lunch/Lightning Talks general session***

Bridgepoint Education has developed over 1,200 high quality online courses through a centralized model of delivery. With over 45,000 students and programs ranging from AA to doctorate, we serve largely adult working population at scale. Over the last year, a task force of stakeholders from academic, instructional design, and product leadership were challenged with creating a new model of learning that could be tested with the ultimate purpose of increasing faculty-student feedback & student engagement. In this session, you will see what they cooked up.


  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Telling it Straight: The Seven Deadly Sins of Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Brown (Dublin City University)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

***Mark is 1 of 5 presenters in this opening Welcome Lunch/Lightning Talks general session***

This talk tells it straight about the messy edge of innovation. It shares seven deadly sins that help to take us beyond the B.S., buzzwords and bandwagons of online learning.


  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Do They Know What They Know? Communicating Learner Competencies to Companies
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins (SmarterServices)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

***Mac is 1 of 5 presenters in this opening Welcome Lunch/Lightning Talks general session***

How do employers know what our graduates know? Sure, their resume lists a degree such as a Bachelor of Science in Business. But what does that imply that they know and what can they do with that knowledge? Several efforts are underway to better communicate the competencies of our graduates. Competency Based Education (CBE) is a degree program structure that is becoming more popular and advances students not on time spent, but on competencies demonstrated. Alternative credentials (badges, certifications and nano degrees) are also becoming recognized by employers as they concisely communicate a set of acquired skills. Employers themselves are granting credentials for the training and education they are providing their staff.

This climate calls for targeted communication between industry and higher education. Not only must we identify what students must learn, but we must articulate how they will perform in the workplace with their acquired skills set. The deliverable resulting from the dialogue is closer alignment between industry standards and curriculum planning.


  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Innovating for the Future: Connecting Trends Across Industries
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Dunn (BlogBrevity)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

***Angela is 1 of 5 presenters in this opening Welcome Lunch/Lightning Talks general session***

This presentation will be a dynamic, fast-paced overview of future trends and how technology is exponentially driving innovation. Its purpose is to look into the future and inspire attendees with many possibilities from various industries. What will life, learning and work be like in a world when machines think and augment our capabilities?


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Bayside A (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Bayside B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Integrating assessment from start to finish
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Is assessment the last thing you think of when planning a course? Do you want ideas on how to integrate assessment into the entire cycle of course preparation, delivery, and student activities? Integration of assessment enhances teaching and learning and provides data for evaluation of student, course, and program effectiveness.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Borgne (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Rethinking Graduate Student Mentoring at a Hispanic Serving Institution: A Digital Approach to Faculty-Student Communication
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Maritere Lopez (California State University - Fresno)
Co-presenter: Juan Carlos Gonzalez (California State University - Fresno)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation focuses on the e-mentoring of graduate students at a Hispanic-serving, masters-intensive institution. The presenters address: (a) benefits of e-mentoring, (b) models used, (c) challenges, and (d) best practices around the issues of e-environments and e-mentoring. The presentation also addresses the importance of cultural competency in faculty-student e-mentoring relationships.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Estherwood (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Community College Team Solution Design Summit Briefing
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Patrice Torcivia Prusko (Cornell University)
Track: N/A
Location: Estherwood (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Solution Design Summit advisors will work with the Solution Design Summit team members from Northern Virginia Community College to begin preparations their SDS presentation for Friday.

***Invitation only session; closed to general attendees***


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Gallery (1st Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • MERLOT TAACCCT
MERLOT TAACCCT
Reusing and Making Over SkillsCommons Materials: The Power of OER - Part 1
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenter: Rick Lumadue (SkillsCommons)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Gallery (1st Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

SkillsCommons will review procedures to cost-effectively reuse and revise OER in SkillsCommons. Participants will get hands-on practice with finding and reusing OER.  SkillsCommons technology partners will demonstrate how to “makeover” OER so the resources are more effective, meet TAACCCT grant requirements, and are more valuable for teaching and learning.  

 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Humanizing the Online Environment
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Barry (VoiceThread)
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Text based discussion boards alone can't deliver the subtlety and expression needed for meaningful connection. Voices and faces, along with interactive experience is proven to triple the memory retention rate of your audience. VoiceThread provides a variety of options to transform the traditional online offerings.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Concierge Model Faculty Training and Online Course Design
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David McCurry (University of South Carolina Upstate)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will present a developing model of individualized, one-on-one course consultation review and improvement for online programs. One on one course development between faculty and designers is emerging as the most effective method, but poses challenges for instructional design and faculty support services. This will be a facilitated discussion for all those involved in online course improvement.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
The #3Wedu Conversation: Challenging Barriers for Women Who Innovate
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Patrice Torcivia Prusko (Cornell University), Nori Barajas (OLC)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will provide a forum for all conference participants to engage in a meaningful conversation about ways women are innovating in academia; why it is important for them to be part of the conversation, and ways women’s ideas can be heard at all levels of the innovative organization.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
What's Happening at the OLC Institute for Professional Development?
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Interested in learning more about the OLC Institute for Professional Development?  Join Director, Jennifer Rafferty, for an informative overview of the learning opportunities that are available to you within the Institute.  We offer engaging workshops, certificate programs and mastery series that model best practices, enhance your knowledge and advance your teaching practice.  Come find out more about how to become involved!


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
Innovation Lab
The FIRRST Framework for Leading Innovations with Vision, Relevance, and Impact
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Thomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Become a better leader of innovations at your institution! Come play with heuristics for strategic decision-making and vision cultivation. Practical examples and personal relevance will dominate the activities. Leave with more ideas and resources for leading innovation than when you arrived.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Best Practices For Assessment In Competency-Based Education
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Marilyn Powers (D2L)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, learn how assessment in CBE differs from traditional assessment and what to consider when building a CBE assessment strategy


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Nottoway (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Collaborative Online Course Stimulating Engaged Online Discussion and Encouraging Lifelong Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Adam Pate (University of Louisiana Monroe School of Pharmacy)
Co-presenters: Kristen Pate (University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Pharmacy ), Laurel Sampognaro (University of Louisiana at Monroe School of Pharmacy)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Capturing, engaging, and maintaining student interest in an online environment can be challenging to say the least. In this interactive presentation, presenters will highlight experiences and provide practical tips in collaborative delivery of an online summer elective in a school of pharmacy to increase student awareness of current issues.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Fostering Faculty Innovation Communities
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Heather Haseley (Northwestern University)
Co-presenters: Tara Koger (The Ohio State University), Brian McNurlen (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Fostering faculty innovation in using technology for teaching and learning is a challenge for most educational institutions. Engage with panelists from three different universities, representing a wide range of experiences and stages of implementation, about their experiences in starting, incentivizing, and expanding faculty development programs and educational innovation communities. 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Poydras (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Soomo Learning Focus Group
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This is an invitation only event***


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Rampart (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
LRM: Teach, Engage, Succeed
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Gerry DiGiusto (Motivis Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Motivis LRM is a virtual learning community, where educators can foster engagement within our LMS, which improves student performance, persistence, matriculation and data unification.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Best in Track
Education Session
Using Virtual Exchange (COIL) Programs to Provide Work Force Aligned Distance Collaboration Skills
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Douglas Hemphill (SUNY Oswego)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

SUNY Oswego has been running Collaborative Online International Learning courses since 2014 which have US and foreign students working together on shared outcome projects as part of their normal course experience.  Proven experience gained utilizing distance communication technology to interact with foreign nationals is a major differentiator in today's market.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Making Innovation a Strategic Priority: Building and Supporting an Instructional Innovation Team
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: David Howard (Distance Education & Learning Technologies - NC State University)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Distance Education and Learning Technologies unit at NC State has built a team and a set of processes that support our collaboration with faculty to innovatively improve both classroom and online learning. Learn about what we do, how we do it, and what you can apply at your institution.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Strategies for Implementing OLC Quality Scorecard at Institutions
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Dr. Mathes will facilitate small group discussions with HBCU Summit participants, focusing on drafting strategies that participants can take back to their institution to assist with implementation of the Quality Scorecard.  Each group will share their campus strategies with the larger group, to include discussions on strategies to scope institutional goals for the next year, as well as expected challenges and strategies to overcome challenges.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
A Course Development Collaboration Model for IDs and Faculty
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Michelle Mentzer (Indiana State University)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A new model is presented that provides structure for collaboration between instructional designers and faculty members, both of whom have varied experience and competencies.  Experience and skill sets exist on a continuum from beginner to advanced, and predictably impact the expectations, collaboration, product development, and delivery of the online course.  


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
A Transdisciplinary Approach to Organizing and Managing Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Rolando J. Mendez (Inter American University of Puerto Rico - Ponce Campus)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online learning requires differents approaches to teaching, learning, and administrating.  Higher learning institutions need to move away from traditional structures and adopt new conceptualizations of the academic department, the department chair, and the online faculty.  Transdisciplinarity plays a vital role in this paradigm shift. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
An Educational Technologist Can Get a Fulbright Grant?: Go Abroad, Gain Insight, and Share Knowledge
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Fritz Vandover Ph.D. (Macalester College)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Interested in exploring how online education is structured outside the U.S.? This presentation will describe how the Fulbright Specialist program, which supports projects of two to six weeks in length, provided an opportunity for an educational technologist to support the online educational initiatives at a university in Croatia.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Cheating in Online Learning: A Mixed Method Study with Undergraduate Students
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Martonia Gaskill (University of Nebraska Kearney)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Cheating has been an area of concern in educational institutions for decades, especially at the undergraduate level. A particular area of concern is the increasing reports of the rise of cheating behaviors and the perceived cheating potential in online learning. As online learning continues to grow and become an integral part of education, concerns exist regarding academic integrity in online learning. The purpose of this study was to explore cheating behaviors, practices and online learners' perceptions and motivation towards cheating online. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Connecting & Interacting with Students: Letting Your Personality Shine Online
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Baumgartner (LSU)
Co-presenter: Hala Esmail (Louisiana State University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The online learning context, while accessible and flexible, can be isolating. In these contexts, it can be difficult to create a sense of community where individuals’ personalities are expressed and shared. This presentation explores ways faculty share their personality in their online classes and creating a space for student expression.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Development and Implementation of Medical Courseware for a Multi-Campus Learning Activity
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Rania Cannaday (Texas A&M University College of Medicine)
Co-presenters: Patty Luna (Texas A&M University - College of Medicine), Jeremy Gibson (Texas A&M College of Medicine )
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session we will provide a demonstration for the successful implementation of a multi-campus learning activity.  We will describe how we implemented preparation for a series of live-interactive learning activities utilizing a centralized web page for access, interactive online learning modules, live session google docs, and providing continuing medical education (CME) credit for participating medical doctors.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Facilitating Shadowing in Blended Learning Environments
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Valerie Leyva (CSU Stanislaus)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Shadowing, or observing and participating in the activities of an experienced professional, is an established method of learning in settings such as medicine, social work, and public safety. The focus of this conversation will be the ways specific learning activities included in shadowing might be achieved through blended learning. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Faculty Development Paired with Instructional Designers - Let the Blended Learning Roll!
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Edel-Malizia (Penn State)
Co-presenter: Kathy Jackson
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you inspire faculty to move away from the traditional lecture toward offering high quality blended learning opportunities for their students?  Penn State University's Teaching and Learning with Technology unit has crafted a systemic approach with integrated change by combining targeted professional development with sustained instructional design support.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
How to Move Faculty Forward Using The Community of Practice Model
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Valencia Gabay (American Public University)
Co-presenters: Linda Algozzini (APUS), Shannon Voyles (American Public University System), Kimberly Bessolo (American Public University System)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Research shows that advancing faculty satisfaction is problematic in virtual learning environments. This presentation illustrates the successful application of the Community of Practice model as an approach to stimulating teaching excellence, dissolving faculty isolation and promoting awareness of reflective thinking practices among online educators teaching first year, adult learners.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Taking Information Literacy Where the Students Are... Online
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kaela Casey (California State University Channel Islands)
Co-presenter: Janet Pinkley (California State University - Channel Islands)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What began as a library program to reach out to historically underserved students, evolved into an effort to build the library’s online learning presence.  Combining the concepts of service-oriented videos and videos to support student learning resulted in the development of this library’s first step into online learning.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Use of Avatars in Multi-Context Courseware
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jeremiah Woolsey (College of Continuing Education - California State University Sacramento)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In the demand for abbreviated turnaround times and reduced costs for online content, the potential benefits in production and post-production processes with the use of online avatars in place of video is being evaluated in several courseware projects. Given the characteristics of this particular medium it is important to understand where is the use of avatars is deemed appropriate for the specific learning objectives and where not.

Online avatar packages offer a less expensive alternative to shooting video as location issues, audio-video production equipment, on-screen talent, and post-production editing. The ‘alternate reality’ aspect lends an engaging component to visuals; but beyond the initial curiosity can the engagement be sustained. Different avatar packages have different ‘looks’, from the starkly realistic to the cartoonish.

Does the sometimes ‘cartoonish’ feel diminish the weight and importance of the message. Avatar packages offer different features: multi-character, head-bust-to-full body, background scenes, customization, and text-to-speech.

The courseware being designed, built, and is being tested using avatars in simulated scenarios where the learner is expected to apply higher level, abstract knowledge from the earlier didactic to a ‘real life’ situation.  Another application of the avatars is as an online ‘Mentor’, an authority providing counsel and anonymity without the fear of error that a live human instructor might induce.  The avatars are also being used simply as a didact and re-used for multi-lingual content.

Considerations for integrating avatars into the instructional design process involve some refining of storyboards to include scripts with scene direction and dialogue. This presentation captures quantitative and qualitative data from the Learning Management System on time on task, performance metrics, and learner interaction with the avatars in several courses in a variety of pedagogical contexts.

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Videos, Captioning, & Data... Oh My!
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: David Kampmann (Southeast Tech)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Southeast Tech has implemented a process to update and develop better engaging video for students over the last 2.5 years. This process included using TechSmith Relay to have quality captioning of all videos. This session will cover what has worked, what hasn't, and what are changes for the future. 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Bayside A (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Designing Innovative Courses with Self-Determined / Heutagogical Learning Pathway Mapping
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matt Crosslin (University of Texas at Arlington LINK Research Lab)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Expanding upon last’s year’s customizable pathways session, this innovation lab will look at how to design courses that allow learners to map and follow their own personalized learning pathway. Based on the dual-layer MOOC model (DALMOOC / HumanMOOC), this lab will look at current ideas and future directions as well.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Bayside B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Rethinking Graduate STEM Education to Support Workforce Needs
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Adel Abunawass (University of West Georgia)
Co-presenters: Edwin Rudolph (University of West Georgia), Alexandra Young (University of West Georgia)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Applied graduate STEM degrees are an opportunity, particularly for teaching-focused institutions, to support workforce needs for qualified STEM workers. Learn how our non-traditional applied Computer Science program addresses the demand for skilled IT workers through an innovative curriculum that capitalizes on the online model to prepare students for the workforce.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Closing the Loop: Leveraging Technology to Provide Feedback to Guide Student Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ken Silvestri (Montana State University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to leverage technology to provide students with the feedback they need to guide their learning while minimizing teaching workload.  From features and tools found in most learning management systems to lecture capture technologies to offer audio and video feedback, come find out how to deliver constructive feedback efficiently and effectively. 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Borgne (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Theoretical Impacts on Practice: Integrating Critical Perspectives into Our Work
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lindsay Armstrong Vance (UCLA Extension)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this presentation, I explore how professionals working in the higher education space can use contemporary social theory to challenge existing paradigms, make sense of the world we're operating in, helps us predict phenomena, and of course, helps us gain much needed perspective in a rapidly changing educational landscape.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Road Map for BigBlueButton
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Frederick Dixon (Blindside Networks)
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Overview of the 2017 road map for BigBlueButton, an open source web conferencing system for online learning. Feature requests and questions welcome.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Estherwood (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
Effective Collaboration for Comprehensive Curriculum Change and Reform in Online Teaching and Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Imani Akin (American College of Education)
Co-presenters: Crystal Neumann (American College of Education), Stephanie Burch-Bynum (American College of Education)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Estherwood (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 Curriculum change or reform is a continuous process driven by multiple factors, which includes addressing student needs, using current practices and resources, and methods of instructional delivery.  A collaborative approach is key to effective management of curriculum change to support a diverse population of learners.  Educators can no longer afford to work in isolation to ensure students receive an authentic comprehensive learning experience and meet the student learning outcomes.  Collaborating to ignite change calls for developing a sense of community and connectedness (Oliver, 2008).  This interactive education session will focus on sharing collaboration processes, strategies, and tools for curriculum change in online learning.  Attendees can bring laptops, smart phones, or tablets to participate in active polling and practice strategies covered in this session.  Three critical aspects of curriculum change will be covered:  (1) Addressing student needs (2) Changing to stay current (3) Instructional delivery.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Gallery (1st Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • MERLOT TAACCCT
MERLOT TAACCCT
Reusing and Making Over SkillsCommons Materials: The Power of OER - Part 2
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenter: Rick Lumadue (SkillsCommons)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Gallery (1st Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

SkillsCommons will review procedures to cost-effectively reuse and revise OER in SkillsCommons. Participants will get hands-on practice with finding and reusing OER.  SkillsCommons technology partners will demonstrate how to “makeover” OER so the resources are more effective, meet TAACCCT grant requirements, and are more valuable for teaching and learning.  

 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
CBE-Ready or Not, Here It Comes!
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carol Moody (SmarterServices)
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we discuss the challenges of CBE, including why it’s important to measure student readiness. Learn how our assessment platform does so effortlessly.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Games as Models for Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Stewart (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenters: Kathleen Sheppard (Missouri S&T), Ben Scragg (The Ohio State University), Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma), Rachel Niemer (University of Michigan)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Gamification provides an approachable model for open pedagogy. We will describe three different gamified systems that draw on familiar concepts like choose your own adventure narratives and dungeon-crawling role play to promote student autonomy, growth mindset, and safe-zones for experimentation and failure.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Faculty Training, Support, & Incentivizing in Online, Hybrid, and & Flex Courses in a University Setting: Pitfalls & Best Practices
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Providing critical support, training, and incentives to faculty in teaching is crucial to students’ outcomes as well as faculty member’s & administration’s willingness to commit to online, hybrid, and flex course formats. No greater workforce innovation exists than one focused on equipping faculty to serve today’s students, through today’s methods.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Making Smart Decisions about Digital Learning with the CWiC Framework
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Gates Bryant (Tyton Partners)
Co-presenters: Karl Rectanus (Lea(R)n), Emma Zone (Faculty Guild)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore the new interactive CWiC Framework, a tool developed to enable institutions to better evaluate digital courseware products and digital learning implementations.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
Innovation Lab
Einstein the Podcaster
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Alexis Morton (Southern New Hampshire University - COCE)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What could you accomplish if you could master the time when you commute, hit the gym, make dinner, or get ready for work?  Micro-learning is an efficient way of meeting learners where they are: the space between all of their commitments.  Podcasts slip into and stretch these moments.  


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Five Questions You Should Be Asking About Online Proctoring
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation outlines five major questions that help institutions sift through the weeds of marketing and sales material to validate one key question: Does this proctoring solution make exams more secure or more vulnerable?


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Nottoway (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Community College
Education Session
Field Experts Provide Context to Content in the Online Environment
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College)
Co-presenter: Brad Hughes (Haywood Community College)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Leading higher education textbook publishers have long-incorporated subject matter experts into their online ancillaries using media to carry industry-relevant messages. Research indicates this practice helps students make a real world connection to the material. In industry-related fields, in particular, the voice of an industry expert gives context to content.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Community College
Education Session
Online Tools with Staying Power: What Have We Discovered?
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Cris Guenter (California State University-Chico) (Virtual Presenter), Esperanza Zenon (River Parishes Community College), Laurie Tenzer (St. Petersburg College), Elaine Lawrence (SUNY - Oneonta) (Virtual Presenter), Bruce Bennett (Grand Canyon University), Mary Wall (Thomas Edison State University) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At Accelerate, attendees at our session completed a survey about the online tools they used, the longevity of those tools, and their usefulness.  Additionally, we have shared the survey with colleagues at multiple institutions.  What did we discover? How can we use that to improve our teaching and learning processes?


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Poydras (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Wiley Focus Group
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This is an invitation only event***


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Rampart (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Now You See It! How to Create Online and Blended Courses that Help People Learn
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Bucky Dodd (University of Central Oklahoma Institute for Learning Environment Design)
Co-presenter: Milissa Copeland (Metropolitan Library System)
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Get hands-on and discover evidence-based ways to create online and blended courses that help people learn.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Creating Community - Promoting Choice, Voice and Connectivity via Free Apps
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bonnie Mullinix (Walden University)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session takes participants through a range of free online resources used to engage students in creating community by offering choice, promoting synchronous gatherings and facilitating scholarly dialogue.  A case will highlight tools for soliciting preferences and availability, scheduling, and conducting online meetings along with strategies for distributed responsibility


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
What’s Your Story? Creating Narrative in Your Gamified Course
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Bosarge (Southern Illinois University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you want to create an engaging, gamified experience for your learners, but suffer from design paralysis when it comes to planning it? Learn how to design a user journey and deliver a compelling experience using narrative or story.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Best in Track
  • HBCU
  • Community College
Education Session
Reducing Costs, Igniting Change: OpenCI
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jaime A Hannans (California State University Channel Islands)
Co-presenter: Jacob Jenkins (CSU Channel Islands)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Since 1977, the cost of college textbooks has risen over 1041%, and today’s student spends over $1,200/year on course materials. To address this issue, CSU Channel Islands launched an initiative, openCI. This presentation details and reflects upon those efforts, resulting in rapid adoption rates across disciplines on campus.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Behind the Badge: Creating robust co-curricular competency tracking programs
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Scott Schopieray (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Competency programs are becoming more common as a way of certifying previously assumed or undocumented competencies, however creating a solution that tracks competencies in meaningful, intentional, connected ways is difficult. We have worked to develop a framework for creating programs that make competencies visible and administratively facilitate long-term record keeping.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Big data is upon us: How can you use it to enrich your teaching?
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nic Rebne (CogBooks)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Edtech tools give us access to vast amounts of learning data but instructors hardly have the time to explore the full potential of these data reports. In this session, learn from Drew Russell (Instructional Lab Assistant, GSU) how to use data in your teaching and reach higher levels of student success, engagement and retention.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Designing Seminar-Style Courses for a Blended Format: Emphasizing Interpersonal Connection and Dialogue
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Derek Thurber (Arizona State University)
Co-presenter: Alyssa Dyar (Northwestern University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore how the Higher Education Administration and Policy Program at Northwestern University has transitioned seminar-style graduate classes, which emphasize interpersonal connection and dialogue, into a blended format. Strategies to determine program format, activities and tools, faculty development, and student support will be discussed. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Early Intervention, Formative Assessments and Student Retention in a Fully Online Course at a HSI
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ida Jones (California State University - Fresno)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online courses, from Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to required online courses have high attrition rates. This study focused on whether early intervention and mid-course formative assessments affect student retention rates in an online course.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Google Cardboard and the Role of VR in Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: William Egan (Penn State University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore and evaluate the potential application of virtual reality and Google Cardboard within online learning and course design through an instructional design perspective.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Instructional Flipping into Practice (IFLIP)
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Mark Deschaine (Department of Educational Leadership: College of Education and Human Services - Central Michigan University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will incorporate the concepts of Madeline Hunter's Mastery Learning.  Based on that we will present an IFLIP processes to help participants effectively flip instruction in their program, and do so with the knowledge that they are meeting the instructional design requirements for rigor and efficacy in their programs.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Leveling the Playing Field for Students and Faculty
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Aaron Metzcar (Belhaven University)
Co-presenter: Jeremy Cole (Belhaven University)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The call for a quality education that provides equity and inclusive excellence can only be effected through providing students with a positive learning experience and a faculty community that understands the needs of its learners. Belhaven University has spent the past year intensely focused on providing students with an exceptional user experience within the LMS by giving attention to the engagement of the learners as wells as the development of a data-driven faculty development system. Initial results indicate an increase in student retention.  


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Professional Development for Adult Learners: Designing Online Learning Based on Real World Expectations
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Brenda Such (University of Florida)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

University of Florida Professional Development will share best practices for online professional development courses for adult learners—an often unexplored area of online learning. Two large-enrollment, asynchronous courses will be used as examples of how to apply learner-centric design for the target audience to meet specific real world expectations.  


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Universal Design from the Starting Point: Creating An Accessible Syllabus
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jonathan Kulp (University of Louisiana at Lafayette School of Music and Performing Arts)
Co-presenter: Carey Hamburg (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You can make your syllabus become a dynamic, accessible guide based on Universal Design principles, by using a few basic tools. We will demonstrate and discuss how to apply these principles easily and practically, using only the HTML text editor included within most LMS systems and any word processor application.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Using collaborative autoethnography in online teaching to improve doctoral mentor/mentee relationships
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Duffy (Bay Path University)
Co-presenters: Leah Wickersham-Fish (ACU-Dallas), Linnea Rademaker (Abilene Christian University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using Collaborative Autoethnogahpy (CAE), we examined our “teaching through feedback,” and relationships with doctoral students. We present how we used CAE and technology to explore relationship deterioration and repair. The authors will demonstrate and engage the audience in a mock-CAE session.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Napoleon Ballroom (3rd Floor)
  • Other
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
  • OLC Session
  • Community College
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Exhibit Hall (Napoleon Ballroom, 3rd floor) for networking coffee breaks. Not only is this an opportunity to recharge with fresh cup of coffee or tea, but you will also have the opportunity to network with other conference attendees, catch a session in the Innovation Lab, and visit our conference exhibitors to get your cards stamped in order to win prizes!


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Innovation Lab
Whose Design Is It Anyway - Round 1
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (The Ohio State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Welcome to Whose Design is It Anyway? - a session where everything is made up and the points don’t matter at all!”

Improvisation and flexibility are hallmarks of innovation. In the Innovation Lab, we're not only prepared to live that out - we want you to join in the fun, too! So, we are going to feature improv sessions incorporating Design Thinking and educational technology. Our audience and our contestants will collaborate to generate creative solutions and suggestions for incorporating technology into their teaching practices.

If you're looking for a great way to step out of your comfort zone and create solutions for others, join us for Whose Design is it Anyway? You might even pick up a prize for your improvisational genius!


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Bayside A (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Bayside B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
The Future of Online Learning: A Roundtable Discussion
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Anthony Picciano (CUNY - Hunter College and Graduate Center)
Co-presenters: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida), Mary Niemiec (University of Nebraska | University of Nebraska Online), Karen Swan (University of Illinois Springfield), Jill Buban (Unizin)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This roundtable will include experts from the field of online and blended learning who will discuss and debate future trends in online learning.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Borgne (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
An InnovatED Solution to Professional Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sheryl Garman (Merced Union High School District)
Co-presenter: Jamie Dyra (Merced Union High School District)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Merced Union High School District went 1:1, deploying chromebooks to students. This session outlines the district's approach to building teachers' blended‐learning pedagogy and implementing 1:1 instructional best practices. Leave with tools for flipping PD and strategies to prepare teachers for blended teaching and learning.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Teaching STEM Online: Challenges and Solutions
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Andrew Rourke (Maplesoft)
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There are many challenges involved in creating high-quality learning materials for STEM courses, from display to grading to accessibility, but approaches and solutions exist.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Ellendale (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
ProctorU Focus Group
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Ellendale (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This is an invitation only event***


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Gallery (1st Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • MERLOT TAACCCT
MERLOT TAACCCT
1:1 Consultation/Support on SGA requirements and MakeOver Strategies
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Rick Lumadue (SkillsCommons)
Co-presenter: Maria Fieth (MERLOT)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Gallery (1st Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Work 1:1 with SkillsCommons staff to learn more about SkillsCommons services that can help you succeed.  Meet with technology company representative and learn how your project can benefit from their makeover services.

 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
The Mobility Revolution: Autonomous and On-Demand Online Proctoring. Yes, it’s possible.
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Musacchio (PSI)
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Truly convenient online proctored testing – with integrity, is the holy grail of distance learning. Learn techniques and best practices for creating an online proctoring infrastructure.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
What do we do with research findings? Creating and diffusing online instructional practices from data and evidence
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Co-presenter: Rachel Cusatis (National Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Let’s talk about how to interpret findings from several DETA-supported research studies, determine what they mean for us and our institutions, turn these results into new or altered practices in our organizations, and diffuse these innovative practices across our institutions for students, instructors and faculty, support staff, and administrators.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Eyes wide open: Conversations around starting a competency-based program
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Laura Portolese (Central Washington University )
Co-presenters: Julie Bonner (Central Washington University), Terry Alkire (Central Washington University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you a school interested in starting competency-based (CBE) programs but don't know where to start?  Curious about the challenges you might face when starting a CBE?  Just want to learn more about CBE? This active session will engage the audience in discussion surrounding development and implementation of CBE programs. 

 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • MERLOT
  • Community College
Education Session
Be COOL with OER: Using California’s Open Online Library To Save Your Students Lots of Money on Course Materials
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenter: Leslie Kennedy (California State University-Office of the Chancellor)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how your institution can lower the cost of textbooks and improve learning opportunities for your students today by leveraging California’s Open Online Library 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
Innovation Lab
Building a Blended Learning Plan That Functions
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Joseph Wilson (Spongelab Interactive)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 During this lab, teams of participants will work together to create their own blended learning experience through our STITCH platform.  


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Online Proctoring: Increasing the Value of Online Education
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kristie Weeks (Louisiana State University Shreveport)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 This presentation will give an overview of the history, piloting, and implementation of an online proctoring system at an R1 public university.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Nottoway (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Themes & Trends in Digital Courseware - OLC’s 2017 DLIAward Submission
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nori Barajas (OLC)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:
  • Learn the submission requirements and scoring rubric for the 2017 Digital Learning Innovation Award
  • Identify themes illustrating barriers faced by underrepresented students across institution types
  • Identify trends in current digital courseware implementations

Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
We Love Cardboard Robots: Bringing your Innovation to Life through Iterative Prototyping
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Justin Lee (Capella University)
Co-presenter: Bryan Kujawski (Capella University)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We don’t need to abandon our perfectionist tendencies, but rather we must abandon the way in which we strive for perfection. In this workshop, we will explore innovation prototyping, innovation principles, and the tools to put them into action back at your own institution.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Poydras (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Intellify Focus Group
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This is an invitation-only event***


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Rampart (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Breaking Down Barriers: Making Education More Accessible, Affordable, and Engaging
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Josh Moe (Odigia)
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Simply digitizing content fails both instructors and students. Explore how NextGen Learning and OER are positively impacting student engagement, outcomes, costs, retention and workforce preparedness.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Community College
Education Session
Colorado Community College Online Project Bioimmersive!
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Farah Bennani (Colorado Community College Online)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Bioimmersive! tackles via professional developments the challenges related to sharing best practices, games based learning, simulations and immersive environments founded on inquiry and science standards.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Case Studies In the Transformative Power of Open Digital Courseware
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Brian Jacobs (panOpen)
Co-presenters: Stephen Burke (Rockland Community College (SUNY)) (Virtual Presenter), Katherine Lynch (Rockland Community College (SUNY)) (Virtual Presenter), Melody Danley (University of Kentucky) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join a panel of faculty members and an educational technology innovator as they use case studies from universities and a community college to illustrate the transformative power of open educational resources (OER) and digital pedagogy - beyond the use of openly-licensed educational resources to lower the cost of course materials.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
  • OLC Session
  • Community College
Education Session
Insights on the National Adult Learner Coalition: Adding Your Voice to the Conversation
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University)
Co-presenters: Kathleen S Ives (Online Learning Consortium), Marie Cini (UMUC)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Online Learning Consortium recently joined with CAEL, Presidents’ Forum and UPCEA to form the National Adult Learner Coalition.  If your institution serves contemporary learners, join this session to be part of the movement forward and add your voice to the conversation!  


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 3
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Applying a Coaching Mentoring Model to Shift Organizational Constructs
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Valencia Gabay (American Public University)
Co-presenters: Linda Algozzini (APUS), Shannon Voyles (American Public University System), Kimberly Bessolo (American Public University System)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Organizational entities are hindered by individual members' feelings of dissatisfaction, isolation, anxiety, and stress. This becomes problematic in virtual environments where individuals work inter/intra-continental with others. Applying a Coaching Mentoring framework as an approach to dissolve isolation and promote reflective thinking practices among adult learners regardless of time, space, or distance is key.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Balancing technology and innovation in undergraduate business courses to improve student performance
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tony Lyons (Colorado Technical University-Colorado Springs)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In Colorado Technical University’s (CTU) undergraduate business program, technology and innovation is being used to improve student outcomes. Lower level courses are delivered using 100% Adaptive Learning technology. As a contrast, upper level courses are being deployed with Beyond the Book Library Guides and Debate-Centered Discussion Boards.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Bringing Carl Rogers' Core Conditions into the Online Environment: Using Empathy, Genuineness and High Regard to Engage Students and Build Success
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Denise Bockmier-Sommers (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenters: Cheng-Chia (Brian) Chen (University of Illinois - Springfield), Martin Martsch (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Occasionally one hears of a disconnection between instructors and students in online classes. If students feel disconnected, course effectiveness may be compromised. One method to bridge this gap is student-centered learning first developed by Carl Rogers who used empathy, genuineness, and positive regard to create a vibrant learning environment.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Creating authentic multimedia activities to teach caring and critical thinking in large online classes
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Cristy DeGregory (University of South Carolina)
Co-presenter: Vera Polyakova-Norwood (College of Nursing - University of South Carolina)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Widely available digital communication devices and an LMS were utilized to create authentic learning activities for engaging undergraduate nursing students in critical thinking and problem solving. Presenters will describe the development process, discuss impact on student learning, and share data from formative and summative course evaluations.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Engagement Even When Your Students Don't Come to Class
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Nebraska-Lincoln - College of Business)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Does engagement have to suffer with high-enrollment, video-based courses? No! We discuss why you should (and how you can) engage students, sharing methods and techniques to get your students involved in your class (online and face-to-face), providing examples of technologies and activities that are available and can help at scale.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Community College
Emerging Ideas Session
EPIC Student and Faculty Preparedness for Online Learning Success
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Alison Consol (Wake Technical Community College)
Co-presenters: Denise Barton (Wake Technical Community College), Cindy Foster (Wake Technical Community College)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To remove learning barriers and better support online student learning, persistence and success, Wake Tech has launched a QEP based upon best practices in eLearning called EPIC.  A collaborative effort by faculty and staff has developed and implemented eLearning Standards, an online student orientation, and an online faculty certification program.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Meeting Faculty Where They Are: A Three Track Solution to Quality Online and Hybrid Course Design
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sherri Braxton (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session shares the three-track faculty development model implemented at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) to both address varying knowledge levels of faculty related to instructional technologies and engage faculty in effective uses of these technologies to enhance the quality of their hybrid and online course designs.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Our Journey to Reinvent Our Course Development Process
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Himani Trivedi (DeVry Education Group)
Co-presenter: Matt Russo (DeVry Education Group)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The audience will learn what it takes to implement course development process improvement. We will share strategies and best practices to overcome barriers to our reinvention. We will showcase various technologies that we have utilized on this journey. A goody bag of relevant resources will be available to the audience!


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Pathways to Student Success: Adaptive Courseware to Support Students in Gateway Courses
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Joshua Steele (University of Arizona), Matthew Romanoski (University of Arizona)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This showcase of design techniques for utilizing digital courseware will spotlight approaches and applications that you can use to ensure that all learners are college-ready, particularly those within at-risk environments who face challenges within gateway and general education courses.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Reframing the needs of older adult learners in higher education online courses
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Brenda Riddick (California State University-Dominguez Hills)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Reframing the needs of older adult learners in higher education presents technology opportunities to apply innovative approaches for student success.  In “conversation that works” we will share a variety or pedagogical methods for creating high touch and in-person feel with older adult learners in an online course. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Revamping Faculty Development: Bridging the Divide between Distance and Blended Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Krista Bracewell (University of North Florida)
Co-presenter: Allison Archer (University of North Florida)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Revamping Faculty Development will explore the challenges and solutions encountered by the University of North Florida's Instructional Design team as they integrated their Blended Kickstarter and Teaching Online Seminar faculty development courses to construct one inclusive course that delivers best practices and effective pedagogical strategies to professors teaching DL and hybrid courses. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Shifting from Lecture Based Courses
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nikki Schutte (The College of Saint Scholastica)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discuss how the traditional nursing faculty have moved from traditional lecture based courses to flipped/blended courses over the past year with the support of instructional designers. Some strategies involved were a consistent course design in the LMS, discussion of what would replace the lecture time, integration of ebooks and additional curriculum supplements. 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Napoleon Ballroom (3rd Floor)
  • Other
  • MERLOT
  • OLC Session
Other
OLC/MERLOT Innovate Welcome Reception
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Meet with our exhibitors and sponsors and join fellow conference attendees for networking during the OLC Accelerate Welcome Reception. Refreshments will be served.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Innovation Lab
Game Jam
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 4:45 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: John Stewart (University of Oklahoma)
Co-presenters: Keegan Long-Wheeler (University of Oklahoma), Ben Scragg (The Ohio State University), Ryan Straight (University of Arizona)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

While gamification and games for learning have their moment, it can be easy to overlook the educational benefits of game design. This session will feature eXperience Play, a game-based learning workshop that emphasizes concepts of design thinking, students as creators, and digital storytelling. Come learn about how to create text-based games that can be used both for teaching and as a way to get students involved in creating rich, digital stories and games.

 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM
Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
  • Other
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
  • OLC Session
  • Community College
Other
OLC/MERLOT Community Breakfast
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Laurie Hillstock (Consultant)
Co-presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Fun, Fun, Fun…You’re invited! While munching on your favorite breakfast foods, get to know your colleagues, learn ways to get more deeply engaged with the MERLOT & OLC community, and participate in (or get the answers to) MERLOT & OLC trivia questions with a chance to win prizes.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Innovation Lab
Mindfulness Meditation
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Dave Goodrich (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Mindfulness, has been defined as a practice of “bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment” (Baer, 2003). Let’s start the day right. Join Clark and Dave as they lead participants through mindful meditations before the conference program begins. These sessions will be geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Innovate in a more healthy and present way together.

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

 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Bayside A (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Bayside B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
The Digital Compass: An Annual Report
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE)
Co-presenters: Jill Buban (Unizin), Jeff Seaman ( Babson Survey Research Group)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for an overview of an analysis of distance education enrollment trends from the Digital Learning Compass Annual Report, a joint research endeavor of the Babson Survey Research Group, e-Literate, and the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies. This presentation will provide an overview of:

  • Overall pattern of distance education students by type of institution (control, size, Carnegie classification, etc.)
  • Examination of year-to-year changes and multi-year enrollment trends.
  • Distribution of graduate versus undergraduate distance enrollments, compared to on ground enrollments.
  • Other notable trends and patterns in distance education enrollments.

Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Borgne (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Student Personas: Representing Student Voice in Design and Decision Making
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Breana Yaklin (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Caroline White (Michigan State University)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will engage in a hands-on experience as they explore the value and practical application of personas for informing design work in education. In addition to learning about the steps and processes for developing personas, participants will walk away with methods to employ these strategies at their own institution.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
The Easiest Way To Help More Students Complete Courses
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Eric Frank (Acrobatiq)
Co-presenter: Michael Medlock (Rio Salado College)
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With just over half of students who start college finishing, it’s time to take a new approach. In this session, learn about how data-driven instructional design can be your secret ingredient in the student success sauce.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Gallery (1st Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • MERLOT TAACCCT
MERLOT TAACCCT
Tips and Tools for Communication and Partnership Building
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Rick Lumadue (SkillsCommons), Maria Fieth (MERLOT)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Gallery (1st Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn ways to build and organize communication processes that can be used in many professional scenarios. TAACCCT grantees will have an opportunity to share what communications processes are working and problem solve strategies for techniques that are not working.

 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Less Talk, More Action! Sinclair Community College’s step-by-step guide to executing a successful CBE program
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Christina Amato (Sinclair Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Attendees will learn how to create a viable plan for CBE at their own institutions, based on lessons learned from Sinclair Community College’s four years of CBE offerings.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Big Impacts: Assessing and communicating the value of learning initiatives
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michael Goudzwaard (Dartmouth College)
Co-presenters: Romy Ruukel (Boston University), Adam Nemeroff (Dartmouth College)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Research-intensive universities have long been charged with favoring research over teaching and many liberal arts institutions favor face-to-face instruction. However, in the last few years, major teaching and learning initiatives have had an extensive impact on the discourse on teaching and learning at the highest levels of the university.  In this conversational session we will explore how we assess the impacts of learning initiatives and communicate these to adminstrators, our campus communities, funders, and legislators.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
A Self-enrolled Course on Accessibility: MSU’s Big Easy
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jan Bukovac Phelps (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Stephen Thomas (MSU), Emilia Marcyk (Michigan State University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Accessibility benefits everyone. Join a diverse group of faculty and specialists from Michigan State University to discuss the barriers and challenges surrounding accessibility and Universal Design for Learning.  Explore how a university resource was crafted to empower educators to meet federal standards and create learning opportunities for all.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Micro-Revision: the surprising power of iterative course development
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: David Lindrum (Soomo Learning)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To make bigger gains in course outcomes, sometimes you have to do less. Micro-revisions consist of small changes made more often. Trade in sweeping course redevelopments for a steady stream of measured improvements, and you’ll see course revisions take less development time while outcomes improve faster.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
Innovation Lab
Design Thinking for Learning Design
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Robin Bartoletti (UNTHSC - CIL)
Co-presenters: Bryan Hauf (UNT Health Science Center), Kim Meyer (University of North Texas Health Science Center)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What’s the difference between a learning experience that’s effective versus one that gets forgotten? We introduce a technique for prototyping technology-enhanced learning using a framework of design-oriented pedagogy that leads to learning that sticks with the learner. This process encourages co-design, participatory learning and technology redefinition to create a rich educational experience.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Arc - Video and Student Engagement
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sean Traigle (Canvas)
Co-presenter: Paul Stahua (Canvas)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We will discuss how Instructure's Arc plans to improve use of video in an online environment and create engaging experiences for students.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Nottoway (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
In It Together: Online Synchronous Classes and Social Construction of Knowledge
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ceradwen Tokheim (Seattle University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Synchronous online class sessions through web conference offer a multitude of benefits to students including:

  • supporting student to faculty and student to student connections,
  • allowing for real time discussion and problem solving,
  • supporting group work and peer to peer learning,
  • developing a class community,
  • decreasing anxiety in online learners, and
  • supporting the creation of a professional network between students.

The presenter will discuss this model and infrastructure required to implement it, drawing from research and experience in developing and supporting several professional development programs at Seattle University.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Blazing a new trail: clearing the obstacles and spurring innovation in online course design among legacy faculty
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Karen Watte (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Co-presenter: Tianhong Shi (Oregon State University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Oregon State University has a growing number of legacy faculty who have been teaching the same course online for many years. Learn how we are providing relevant training, incentives, and instructional design support, that respects their experience and helps them overcome obstacles to redeveloping their courses in an innovative way.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Rampart (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
A Focus on Engagement: What’s Working at Other Campuses
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Dan Rekstad (Hoonuit)
Co-presenter: Deb Meester (Atomic Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join this information-packed session to learn how other colleges are driving student and faculty success. (Includes ideas and tools you can implement at your campus.)


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Potential and Challenge of Adaptive Learning: Continuing Results from a Pilot Study
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We discuss a three-year pilot study of adaptive learning--identifying prototype adaptive learners, investigating the impact on students and faculty, and examining its potential for improving success rates of underserved populations. Also discussed are robust positive findings and possible challenges with adaptive learning and future directions for research and evaluation. 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Humanized and Accessible: Is it possible?
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jill Leafstedt (CSU Channel Islands)
Co-presenters: Kristi O'Neil (CSU Channel Islands), Heather Castillo (CSU Channel Islands)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Humanized online learning and accessibility don’t often go hand-in-hand. Creating interactive, engaging online learning experiences often requires stepping outside of traditional teaching boundaries, while creating fully accessible coures typically keeps faculty in traditional environments. This session, will focus on how we support faculty in developing humanized and accessible learning experiences.

 
Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$) at Southern University System (SUS)
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Co-presenters: Francesca Mellieon-Williams (Southern University - Baton Rouge), Dawn Ventress Kight (Southern University - Baton Rouge)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Dr. Diack will present  Southern University System’s (SUS) rationale for Affordable Learning Solutuions (AL$) becoming a strategic priority and will review SUS's AL$ goals they are expecting to achieve by June 2017 and beyond.   The presention will highlight how SUS is implementing their AL$ strategy successfully as well as the challenges encountered.    Come learn about SUS’s strategies and review a template for an AL$ plan for your institution, informed by AL$ experts in the Southern University System.

 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 4
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
180-degree Lens: Nontraditional Approaches to Engaging and Retaining Nontraditional Learners
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lauren Burns (Colorado State University - Global Campus)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Today’s students are overwhelmingly nontraditional. Learn how one university has achieved exceptional non-traditional student retention and workplace success utilizing data and a focus on career-relevant skills development.  This discussion will focus on a higher education framework to deliver student ROI and immediate implementation of learned lessons to the workplace.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Authentically Designing for Empathy: Developing the Social and Emotional Intelligence of Learners Utilizing Immersive Learning and Design
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Keesa Johnson (MSU Hub for Innovation in Teaching and Learning)
Co-presenters: Emily Brozovic (MSU), Tina Blaschke-Thompson (Michigan State University
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Combat Veterans: The Physical, Emotional & Social Costs of War is an immersive online learning experience in which students embark on a unique 15-week journey through the military deployment cycle. This course utilizes the power of transmedia storytelling to help deepen empathy and understanding of the challenges facing our combat veterans.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Building Connections with Online Students Through Social Media & Live Video
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: David Kampmann (Southeast Tech)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Incorporating social media and live video into online courses can provide a level of connection between students and faculty that is usually only exists for in-person courses. See how you can bring social media & live video into any online course successfully.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Center for Instructional Design’s CQual Rubric: Quality Matters Course Review
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Karina Enriquez (Center for Instructional Design at The University of Texas at El Paso)
Co-presenters: Adrian Enriquez (The University of Texas at El Paso), Carlos Barba (University of Texas at El Paso)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Center for Instructional Design (CID) at The University of Texas at El Paso works to ensure that all online courses offered utilize a framework of measurables that support quality course development related to online degree program outcomes. The CID team has created a rigorous CQual rubric, similar to a quality matters review, but with much more. The CQual assesses the pedagogical design of new courses in relation to course objectives and deliverable outcomes, student engagement and attrition, usability and accessibility in a learning management system (LMS), and provides a comprehensive technical review of the entire course.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Evidencing student competencies - Lessons from an extended transcript pilot!
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Joellen Shendy (University of Maryland University College)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Over the past year, UMUC has collaborated with IMS Global and Learning Objects to envision and create an extended, competency based transcript. Last fall, with support from the AACRAO/NASPA Lumina Grant, UMUC piloted a version of a competency based transcript. This session explores that pilot.

We will present the steps to implementation, lessons learned, and what is next on UMUC's roadmap for evidencing students


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
MERLOT Classics Award Winner: Teaching Students How to Get Websites Found Through Google AdWords: An Assignment on Paid Search
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Theresa Clarke (James Madison University)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You have a website, but how can you let other people know it exists in the competitive online space?  How can you ensure your website is found when people conduct searches in Google.com?  AdWords is a powerful digital marketing tool to help businesses, nonprofit organizations, and individuals get websites in front of the right people.  This assignment helps students learn how to use the AdWords platform to drive traffic to their own websites.  Learn how you can measure student inputs and efforts on this assignment, as well actual site traffic performance in the marketplace.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Metacognitive Test Taking for the Digital Age: How Do We Prepare Our Students for Professional Certification Exams?
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Celia Coochwytewa (Arizona State University)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When transitioning from traditional paper and pencil to an online assessment, students need to know how to adjust their test taking strategies for successful outcomes.  Encouraging the use of effective test taking strategies for online assessments can greatly benefit students in pre-professional programs that require an online certification examination.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Partners for Success: A Case Study for Designing A Flipped Classroom using Open Digital Courseware
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Brian Jacobs (panOpen)
Co-presenter: John Fizel (Penn State - Erie)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join a faculty member and an educational technology innovator as they describe how a traditional face-to-face microeconomics course was redesigned for a blended flipped classroom learning environment by incorporating open educational resources (OER).


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Seeding Pedagogical Innovation on a Large Scale by Delivering a Summer Institute as a Core Faculty Development Component for Course Redesign with Technology
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jean-Pierre Bayard (Academic Technology Services at CSU Office of the Chancellor)
Co-presenter: Leslie Kennedy (California State University-Office of the Chancellor)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will describe the experiences, impact on, and feedback from nearly 200 faculty who participated in the week-long summer institute as part of the Course Redesign with Technology program.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Community College
Emerging Ideas Session
Turn Your iPhone/iPad/Android App Idea into Reality!
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kevin Scritchfield (Fresno City College)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You know your app idea is the next Angry Birds! Come learn from the creator of Alge-Bingo, an iPhone/iPad/Android app that won the 2012 National STEM Challenge, how to turn that idea into a reality and get your app developed and into the App Store.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
UWM’s Online Summer Courses Website: A Marketing Innovation
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The UWM Online Summer Courses website promotes enrollment in online summer courses through eye-catching images and engaging descriptions that provide detailed information and appeal to students’ interests. The website helped UWM increase overall undergraduate enrollment in online summer courses by 7.1% when comparing year-to-date head counts between 2015 and 2016.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Bayside A (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Bayside B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Defining Engagement – What does it mean? What is enough?
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Julie Bonner (Central Washington University)
Co-presenters: Laura Portolese (Central Washington University ), Terry Alkire (Central Washington University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Is social presence enough to define engagement in an online classroom? This presentation will address research findings of instructors who have used multimedia for announcements and discussions to engage students and then, open a discussion among participants of what defines real engagement.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Best in Track
Education Session
The Body in Online Learning
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laura Douglass (Endicott College)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learning occurs through the medium of the body. Explore the neuroscience of how learning is embodied, and find out why you should care! Learn how professors who teach online can integrate experiential and body based practices in math, science, psychology, business and liberal studies courses. Leave with resources for faculty.  


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Borgne (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
E-Learning: Boring People since 1992
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Joseph Wilson (Spongelab Interactive)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A gamified education experience.  Attendees will play along and participate in a blended learning experience, integrating games, video, and other interactive content.  Attendees will earn points throughout the experience to boost their score and work their way up the leader board.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
The Personalized Connections and Community Model: A Partnership between University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and PeopleGrove
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Adam Saven (PeopleGrove)
Co-presenter: Francine Blume (University of Maryland-University College (UMUC))
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Mentorship and advising relationships are shown to improve student success and career outcomes. Today's online learners long to supplement their learning with real-world advisers and experts. 
But how do we make these connections both virtual and personal at the same time?

Join us to learn how the University of Maryland, University College (UMUC) and PeopleGrove have partnered to launch CareerQuest, exemplifying a new paradigm -- The Personalized Connections and Community Model.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Estherwood (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Software Secure/PSI Focus Group
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Estherwood (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Shifting Tides and Generation Z - How Will the Skills Gap Change with the Future Workforce?


Presenters:
Brendan Bellefeuille, PSI/Software Secure
Maure Baker, PSI/PAN Assessments

With each passing year, employers increasingly feel that college graduates and young professionals lack the 21st century skills critical for success in tomorrow's workplace. Despite being digital natives, Generation Z seems to struggle applying their "soft skills" to the real world. How can we help close the skills gap while improving the potential culture fit for the next generation? Will being firm but gentle work?

We want to hear your thoughts. What's working? What's not? And what else can we do to serve this future workforce better?

Join us in a discussion about hard data and soft skills. We'll also talk about the Top Workplace Skills and How to Test Them.

As an educator, your experiences are extremely valuable in helping us identify and define our priorities for solution development. By participating in this focus group consultation, you're helping your institution better serve Generation Z.  Additionally, all participants will be entered into a drawing for a Sonos PLAY:1 at our session's conclusion.

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.  To reserve your spot, RSVP by March 20!  RSVP Here



Questions?  Contact Laurie Lulow, OLC Conference Support Manager, at Laurie.Lulow@onlinelearning-c.org.

We look forward to your participation in this special program!

 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Gallery (1st Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • MERLOT TAACCCT
MERLOT TAACCCT
New IMPACTcommunities - Part 2 of 3
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Rick Lumadue (SkillsCommons), Maria Fieth (MERLOT)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Gallery (1st Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will review draft TAACCCT priorities and strategies from the previous day’s session on potential new IMPACTcommunities and draft an agenda, shared measurement systems, mutually reinforcing activities, effective communications, and administrative support for the best prospects. Participants will define action items that can be accomplished in one year.

 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Cheating In The Digital Age: How Higher Education Can Protect Itself From New Forms Of Academic Dishonesty
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will examine the what and why of academic dishonesty, technology's role in cheating and prevention, and how to protect institutional integrity.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
THE ELEPHANT IN THE online classROOM: Addressing Challenges in the Culturally Diverse Online Learning Environment
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ronald Hannaford (Biola University)
Co-presenters: James Tedford (Biola University), Lori Nicholson (Biola University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Schools offer online programs that draw a diverse student body, which presents significant challenges and opportunities for learning. This is the “elephant” we will begin to consider; as for too long these dynamics have been ignored or simply not understood.

 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Building a research community at the National Research Center in Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA)
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tanya Joosten (National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Co-presenter: Rachel Cusatis (National Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Interesting in learning more about who is doing what kind of research in distance ed?  Interested in connecting with folks doing research and collaborating on research projects and different intitiaitves to support research in distance education?  Then attend this session faciltiated by the DETA Research Center that will look for attendees to share their research,  Looking to find a support network and resources to help you design and administer high-quality research studies? Desire to collaborate with other institutions on funding opportunities and research? Come join our community! 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Agile as Amplification: A Process for Campus-Wide Collaboration and Transparency
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University)
Co-presenter: Ryan Yang (University of Florida)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our team at MSU has created an agile-centric process for the purpose of facilitating academic projects in more inclusive and visible ways to campus stakeholders, and collaborators. The purpose of this conversation is to share what we’ve done, hear about how you work, and discuss ideas for iteration and dissemination.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
Innovation Lab
eXperience Play
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: John Stewart (University of Oklahoma)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Text-based video games provide a low-barrier entry point into educational game development. To demystify game development and increase game literacy, participants will use design thinking to prototype games that teach a single concept or short-term lesson.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Test Integrity and Distance Learning: Needs, Trends and Our Discoveries
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Randy Grosberg (Examity)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Attendees will gain a complete understanding of remote test proctoring best practices, the threats to institutional integrity, as well as some general trends in the distance learning industry.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Nottoway (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Teaching online and face-to-face simultaneously: pedagogical concepts for creating one group of students
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sheri Conklin (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Blended Synchronous Environments (BSLE) are defined as live environments with the instructor(s) present in a physical classroom and students have the option to attend class either face-to-face or virtually. This session will present student perceptions of the BSLE and interactions among their peers and instructor. 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Innovative Ways to Create, Support, Sustain, and Grow an Online Community of Practice
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (Open SUNY)
Co-presenter: Dan Feinberg (Open SUNY)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Open SUNY COTE leverages the diversity of roles and expertise among our online practitioners across the SUNY system. This session will show how we have innovated with badges to solve various challenges in faculty attitudes, large-scale community engagement, systematic online competency development, and in cultivating a culture of continuous online quality improvement.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Poydras (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Focus Group
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This is an invitation only event***


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Rampart (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
How to be a "Dropout Detective"
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kimberley Munzo (AspirEDU Inc.)
Co-presenter: Chris Munzo (AspirEDU
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

LMS data can be analyzed daily to automatically identify at-risk students.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Ready for Takeoff? Don’t Forget Your Tool Kit – Successful Onboarding of Instructional Designers and Faculty
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matthew Romanoski (University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Josie Strahle (University of Arizona - Office of Digital Learning), Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Need to introduce instructional design and all the resources that your team can offer? Learn how the University of Arizona developed an I.D. and Faculty Tool Kit that blends orientation with a touch of professional development to onboard new team members and introduce faculty to the course design process and resources available to them.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
xAPI for Actionable Learner Data Collection
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Katrina Wehr (Penn State University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As more learning occurs beyond the traditional LMS digital spaces, stakeholders wonder, “How do I know what students are doing online?” With xAPI and some planning, it’s possible to track learner engagement with online content like articles, videos, quizzes, Storyline objects, etc., and generate actionable data for learners, faculty, and instructional designers.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
Education Session
Free & Open Educational Resources for HBCUs
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenter: Leslie Kennedy (California State University-Office of the Chancellor)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This hands-on session will focus on how to find, adopt, and integrate free and open educational resources available through CSU/MERLOT for FREE.  Join Dr. Gerry Hanley and Dr. Leslie Kennedy as they provide demonstrations and hands-on exploration of MERLOT's resources and services.  Participants will get practical experience in how they can use MERLOT in their own AL$ initiative.  Bring your own device!

 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 5
  • Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Blackboard Collaborate as a Moderator Certification Tool
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Shelley Scott-Johnson (Norfolk State University)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As online learning expands, the need for effective communication, teaching and training tools will also expand. This is a training module intended to provide professional development for higher-education instructors and K-12 teachers utilizing Blackboard and who would like to add a virtual component to the classroom.


  • Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Designing Online Courses for Higher Education: An Exploratory Case-study of The Roles of Instructional Designers in Supporting Faculty Members
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Boshra Zawawi (George Mason University)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A case-study exploring the design process instructional designers apply collaboratively with faculty to design online courses for higher education. The limited findings are based on directed content analysis and open-coding of semi-structured interviews with three instructional designers and two faculty as well as analysis of observation field notes.   


  • Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
  • HBCU
Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Going Online: An Examination of Online Learning at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lisa Cole Martin (Herzing University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Despite the tremendous growth of online learning at U.S. institutions, historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have hesitated to embrace online learning. This study investigated the current state of online learning at HBCUs utilizing descriptive and inferential analysis to compare the use of online learning at HBCUs with the use of online learning of a stratified sample of non-HBCUs within the U.S. to determine the characteristics that support online degree programs. Specifically, institutional support for online programming was examined by administering the HBCU LMS Administrators Survey to (LMS) administrators at HBCU and non-HBCU institutions.


  • Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Innovative Online Learning Technology: An Adaptive Learning Courseware Pilot Study
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Loretta Spruel (Southern University A & M College)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study evaluates the effect of an online learning tool, adaptive learning courseware. It is focused on the usefulness and effectiveness of the courseware, and its impact on student achievement and success, assessing positive results from the use of an adaptive learning courseware, namely CogBooks.


  • Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Managing technological change: implementation of an architectural online course methodology
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Teresa Lozano (Universidad Anáhuac Mayab)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A phd research that compared a face-to-face architecture course with an online one. In the process of converting a regular face-to-face course into an online course with the exact same contents a methodology had to be implemented. In search for innovation, a multidisciplinary team designed and implemented the course.


  • Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
The Effects of a Virtual Community upon Online Student's Engagement, Satisfaction, and Retention
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tamara Dawson (Southern Nazarene University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online program growth has been a priority for the majority of higher education institutions, and sustained focus on the success of non-traditional students is essential. Research shows that social interaction is needed in online environments to promote engagement, satisfaction, and persistence. Learn how a virtual community can make this happen.


  • Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Toe in the water: Toward a topology of instruction and instructional design for 3D virtual worlds
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Diana Brauhn (Texas A&M University - Central Texas)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What is needed to develop a topology of instruction and instructional design for 3D virtual worlds? A beginning, a toe in the water, is to discover a variety of uses of 3D virtual world, unpack the instruction and uncover the instructional design models and a topology begins to emerge. 


  • Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Using Predictive Modeling to Optimize Student Outcomes in Online Courses based on Learner Analytics Patterns of Student Interactions with Course Contents in Blackboard Learn Learning Management System
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Oluwakayode Adebowale (Stony Brook University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

My research looks at learner analytics on online graduate-level students' interactions with contents in various online courses between 2012 and 2016 in Blackboard Learn, and how using predictive modeling can help determine and optimize what combination of these interactions (that is, posts, hits, access, and time spent on contents—together referred to as PATH (Posts, Access, Time, and Hits) leads to the greatest variance in overall students’ outcomes such as grades, student retention, and persistence in online learning environments.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
WGU: Barriers to Bringing Competency-Based Education to Scale
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Fred Hurst (Western Governors University)
Co-presenter: Lauren Carris (Western Governors University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 
Competency-Based Education in its current form is a fairly recent innovation with many institutions implementing new CBE programs or exploring the suitability for their institution.  The lessons WGU has learned about barriers to success and challenges to scalability with a student enrollment of 72,000 students will be highlighted.    


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Napoleon Ballroom (3rd Floor)
  • Other
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
  • OLC Session
  • Community College
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the exhibit hall (Napoleon Ballroom, 3rd floor) for a networking coffee break.  Not only is this an opportunity to recharge with a fresh cup of coffee or tea, but you will also have the opportunity to network with other conference attendees, catch a session in the innovation Lab, and visit our conference exhibitors to get your cards stamped in orer to win prizes!


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Innovation Lab
Whose Design Is It Anyway - Round 2
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (The Ohio State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Welcome to Whose Design is It Anyway? - a session where everything is made up and the points don’t matter at all!”

Improvisation and flexibility are hallmarks of innovation. In the Innovation Lab, we're not only prepared to live that out - we want you to join in the fun, too! So, we are going to feature improv sessions incorporating Design Thinking and educational technology. Our audience and our contestants will collaborate to generate creative solutions and suggestions for incorporating technology into their teaching practices.

If you're looking for a great way to step out of your comfort zone and create solutions for others, join us for Whose Design is it Anyway? You might even pick up a prize for your improvisational genius!


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Bayside A (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Bayside B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Yes, you can teach public speaking online! The process of redesigning a face-to-face public speaking course into a successful fully online course!
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Armeda Celestine Reitzel (Humboldt State University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session describes, discusses, and demystifies the process of turning a completely traditional general education public speaking course into a fully online course involving asynchronous speaking opportunities using VoiceThread and synchronous sessions using Zoom.  The faculty member and her two instructional designers share how the QOLT instrument facilitated this process.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Borgne (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Twitter - The Absolute Best Professional Development Tool!
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kevin Scritchfield (Fresno City College)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Twitter is NOT what Ashton Kutcher had for breakfast! Participants will look at what Twitter has to offer educators as a search, collaboration, networking, sharing, and classroom tool to create Professional Learning Networks and learn from other educators from across the world! Come learn how to customize your professional development!


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Don't go to the Dark Side--Integrating Quality into Your Course Design
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nicole Runyon (The Babb Group)
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Whether you are building the Death Star or an online course, incorporating quality standards throughout the process is key to a successful outcome.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Estherwood (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Collaboration in Higher Education: Working Across Silos
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: AJ Kelton (College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Montclair State University)
Co-presenter: Veronica Armour (Rutgers University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Estherwood (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will highlight the benefits, and provide exemplars and models of, intra- and inter-institutional collaboration and was developed by the ELD Executive Board, which consists of librarians, faculty members, instructional designers, and administrators. Known for its annual conference (ELDc) and journal (ELDj), the mission of Emerging Learning Design (ELD), is to showcase innovation and engage in a vibrant and dynamic discourse regarding pedagogy and how technology can better enhance or transform it. ELD is known as a community where voices from many “job titles” come together. The ELD Executive Board sees great synergy between the underlying philosophy of ELD and the growth of transdisciplinary work currently taking place in Higher Education. Members of the board will be joining AJ and Veronica virtually..


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Gallery (1st Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • MERLOT TAACCCT
MERLOT TAACCCT
TAACCCT Learning Network Sustainability Toolkit
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Maria Fieth (MERLOT)
Co-presenters: Rick Lumadue (SkillsCommons), Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Gallery (1st Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how the Sustainability Toolkit will benefit TAACCCT programming and processes at your institution.

 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Solutions Showcase
  • Community College
Solutions Showcase
Online Proctoring: Test Integrity Across a Consortium of Community Colleges
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jory Hadsell (California Virtual Campus - Online Education Initiative)
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will discuss the strategies implemented to prevent cheating across a range of campuses within the California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Being Real: Creating social presence in your online classroom
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laura Portolese (Central Washington University )
Co-presenters: Julie Bonner (Central Washington University), Terry Alkire (Central Washington University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This highly interactive presentation will revolve around ways to create greater online social presence.  The presentation will focus on small group discussion, allowing participants to have open discussion and share ideas on how they can create higher social presence in their own online classrooms, thereby increasing student satisfaction and learning. 

 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Bridging the Gap between Traditional Academic Policies and Online Academic Policies: A Case Study of Class Attendance
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Anna Bartel (LSU A&M)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The importance of addressing online policies, in particular class attendance policies, within institutional regulations to maintain compliance with federal regulations.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Data Analysis for Instructional Designers – A Step by Step Framework
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Margaret Lapp (General Assembly)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The importance of data analysis has steadily changed job functions in many fields, including instructional design. However, combining data with design isn’t part of many instructional designer training programs. This presentation helps bridge this skills gap with a simple framework for bringing data into the curriculum development process.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Community College
Innovation Lab
From Simple Minds to the Swivl... Get Ready to Engage!
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kirstin Riddick (NVCC)
Co-presenter: Kelly Hebron (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Do you need ideas to engage a multi-demographic of students?  Come demo the successful learning activities I created for my diverse student body. Kill the PowerPoint. Improve your student engagement.  Come learn about SimpleMinds and the Swivl.  There will be a demo of the Simple Minds mapping app that the presenter uses regularly in class.  It is very similar to a Venn diagram maker and it is used as a visual option to map out concepts discussed in class.  It is an awesome visual for your visual learners!

There will also be a demonstration of the Swivl as an example of creative uses of video capture.  When you think of the Swivl, think of video capture on steroids! It is an incredible “video reflection and skill development cloud platform for teachers and students.” The Swivl is a small compact robot that acts as a personal camera crew that offers hands free control and a wireless mic. You only need to attach any iOS device or pocket camera to the Swivl robot. Both iPhones and Androids devices are excellent to use with the Swivl.  The Swivl has hundreds of impactful uses, including self-reflection, presentations, student feedback and flipped classrooms. For teams, the Swivl can be used for video observations, creating best practices libraries and professional learning communities and student teaching. Check it out today!


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Master Class: How to do an Online Proctoring Rollout, Training, and Adoption Strategies
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: David Dannenberg (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Co-presenters: Keith Berggren (University of Alaska - Anchorage), Andrew Haste (Software Secure
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how The University of Alaska-Anchorage implemented convenient online proctoring in their eLearning courses. See everything, from solution rollout and training, to marketing and support.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Nottoway (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Splendid Blended: The Quality in the Blend
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sue Bauer (UCF)
Co-presenters: Linda S. Futch (University of Central Florida), Rohan Jowallah (University of Central Florida)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Connect with the University of Central Florida BlendKit facilitators as they share research based strategies for the planning, development, promotion and delivery of a MOOC.  This MOOC has had a total enrollment over the past three years exceeding 6250 participants. Discover the BlendKit hype and join this community of practice.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
A Toolkit for Developing Peer Leadership in Digital Learning: Updates from Solution Design Summit 2017 Winning Team
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lora Taub (Muhlenberg College)
Co-presenters: Jenna Azar (Muhlenberg College), Timothy Clarke (Muhlenberg College), Jordan Noyes (Muhlenberg College), Daniel Lester (Muhlenberg College), Karl Schultz (Muhlenberg College), Sean Miller (Muhlenberg College)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In April 2016, Muhlenberg College’s multidisciplinary Digital Learning Team won the 2016 OLC Innovate Solution Design Summit.  Our winning proposal envisioned a toolkit for catalyzing peer leadership in the digital liberal arts. In this session, we share our progress, present the toolkit, and report on the value of participating in the Solution Design Summit.

 
Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Poydras (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Schoology Focus Group
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE SCHOOLOGY FOCUS GROUP!

Communication and collaboration are 2 of the keys to success.  That is why Schoology has ingrained these concepts within the core foundation of our platform.  Whether it be sending private messages, sharing content, or coordinating groups, Schoology makes it easier for your faculty and students to communicate both inside and outside of your courses.

Schoology invites you to engage in a discussion to learn more about how you are achieving high levels of communication and collaboration on your campus.  What tools are you utilizing?  How do you currently share content within your LMS?  We want to know!  Joins us for a brief presentation of our tools and then an open discussion to determine how this compares to your current process.

Space is limited, so please sign up for one of these meetings by clicking HERE to RSVP by Tuesday, March 21.


Questions?  Contact Laurie Lulow, OLC Conference Support Manager, at laurie.lulow@onlinelearning-c.org


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Rampart (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
CURATION for the Classroom and Course Materials Management for the Enterprise
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sarah Riddlebarger (Ed Map)
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A practical look at discovering and integrating OER and Other Disaggregated Course Content.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
  • Community College
Education Session
Navigating Quality Course Review in Online and Blended Learning
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

If you are teaching in an online or blended format, how do you know that your course meets quality standards?  This session can help guide you through best practices and quality rubrics to identify options to meet your needs.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Mini Session Duration : 15min
PitchLX: Breeding Innovation through Competition
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 06:00 PM to 06:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Taylor Kendal (Learning Economy)
Co-presenters: Angie Generose (University of Colorado), Mitchell Woll (GHX), Michael Erskine (Metropolitan State University of Denver)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 15 min
Brief Abstract:

One key to startup/business success is the ability to effectively pitch a new idea, product, or service to potential stakeholders. Shouldn’t educational institutions incorporate a similar competitive landscape to breed innovative thinking?  Prospective Innovations in Teaching and Learning Experiences (PitchLX), represents a solution with the potential to do just that.


  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Mini Session Duration : 15min
Creating an Interdisciplinary Intentional Learning Community for Online Faculty
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 06:15 PM to 06:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Josie Strahle (University of Arizona - Office of Digital Learning)
Co-presenters: Carmen King de Ramirez (University of Arizona), Joshua Steele (University of Arizona), Janet Smith (University of Arizona), Matthew Romanoski (University of Arizona)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 15 min
Brief Abstract:

At the University of Arizona, an institution with hundreds of online instructors working across dozens of departments, creating opportunity for professional growth in online teaching is a challenge. We will address how faculty and staff—working with minimum time—can form connections within their discipline as well as outside of it to share resources, ideas, and experiences in online teaching. We will also think about how to maintain an ongoing community so that new instructors are supported and our online program as a whole benefits.  


  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Mini Session Duration : 15min
Supporting Collaborative Learning Design Experiences
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 06:30 PM to 06:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Stacy Southerland PhD (University of Central Oklahoma)
Co-presenters: Bucky Dodd (University of Central Oklahoma Institute for Learning Environment Design), John Gillmore (University of Central Oklahoma - Institute for Learning Environment Design), Michael Willis (National Association of Attorneys General), Milissa Copeland (Metropolitan Library System)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 15 min
Brief Abstract:

Educators face a complex assortment of challenges each day. Heading the list is how best to help people achieve their full learning potential. We’re revolutionizing the way educators design learning experiences by equipping them with visual design solutions that save time, enhance clarity, and improve learning results.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
AL$ Initiative Planning Activities for HBCUs
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the Southern University System, CSU/MERLOT, and HBCU Steering committee members as they lead HBCU Summit participants through small group discussions and planning activities around setting up an AL$ plan for your institution.  Is your own institution ready to plan their own AL$ initiative?  What are some initial organizational and political steps to take in your planning?  What are some key elements of an AL$ program that could work at your institution?

 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 6
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Absolutely amazing: up close and personal teaching and learning with virtual reality encounters.
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Rohan Jowallah (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Phillip Carter (University of Central Florida )
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Absolutely amazing, up close and personal teaching and learning with virtual reality encounters.Come and listen to a step-by-step guide for planning educational experiences that include a virtual reality component.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Adaptively-branching video tutorials: examples from the geosciences
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Katherine Ryker (Eastern Michigan University)
Co-presenter: Matthew King (Eastern Michigan University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Adaptively-branching video tutorials (ABVTs) branch in response to how students answer questions, allowing for a fine-grained view of how students think and for instructors to capture data on learning progressions. We will demonstrate examples from the geosciences, and host a discussion on how these could be developed for other disciplines.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Approaches to Online Program Design to Achieve High, On-time Graduation Rates: Two Comparative Case-Studies from California State University System
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Debra Barger (California State University-Chico)
Co-presenter: Pratima Enfield (Johns Hopkins University - School of Advanced International Studies)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a comparative analysis of widely different online degree and certificate programs designed to be engaging, effective, and have high on-time graduation rates. Learn to evaluate critically effective approaches to online and hybrid program design and help inform your own design of online degree and certificate programs.

 
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Beyond the Brick and Mortar: Creating Virtual Study Centers with Open Technology Tools
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Matthew Romanoski (University of Arizona), Carmen King de Ramirez (University of Arizona), Laura Franklin (MERLOT)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will feature effective practices for the design and implementation of a fully-online, DIY virtual study center, as well as curated applications of free and open source emerging technology solutions specifically suited to this design format.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Designing a New Translational Health Sciences PHD: The Challenge of Integrating Disciplines and Pedagogical Approaches in a Blended Program of Study
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Paige McDonald (The George Washington University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We review our approach to designing an interdisciplinary, blended doctoral program in Translational Health Sciences, addressing curriculum design and a process for developing a shared mental model among faculty for course design and delivery.  We solicit audience ideas on innovative ways to evaluate interdisciplinary, blended programs of study.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Fostering User-Driven Processes to Support Online Course Development Teams
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Janet Smith (University of Arizona)
Co-presenter: Matthew Romanoski (University of Arizona)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating a course development process that is efficient and values all stakeholders is challenging. Learn how UA Online built a scalable process with people at the center.  

 
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Isolation, Diversity, and Communication: Bridging the Gap Between Instructor and Student
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Michelle Rosser-Majors (Ashford University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Most instructors are domain experts; however, ‘how to teach’ is rarely addressed in preparation. The research suggests that students’ feeling of isolation is a primary factor in retention, academic success, and on-line learning efficacy development. Increasing an instructor's social presence is an important component to reduce these feelings of isolation.
 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Next Generation eText: Providing Greater Interaction and Individualization
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sheree Buikema (Purdue University)
Co-presenter: Wanju Huang (Purdue University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will use Purdue’s eText pilot as a case study for supporting innovative eTexts that encourage interactive and individualized learning.  It will also provide suggestions for creating next generation digital learning by incorporating technologies such as motion tracking, augmented reality, virtual reality, dynamic questions, and adaptive learning.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Pedagogy First: Aligning Teaching and Technology to Enhance Learning
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Holly Love (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Clearly, instructional technology has the potential to foster student learning and engagement… but only if the technology effectively aligns with instructional needs. Pedagogy First (www.pedagogyfirst.com; a free, online, interactive decision-tree) provides specific technology recommendations in response to an instructor’s individualized answers to a series of pedagogical, contextual and practical questions.  


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Preparing Future Educators: Designing Courses for Graduate Teaching Assistants
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Torie Wynn (University of Missouri-Kansas City)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Wichita State’s Instructional Design and Technology team prioritizes preparing future generations of online educators by designing and crafting pedagogically strong courses. Help us to develop work-in-progress courses that simultaneously deliver quality course content to undergraduate students while training graduate students in quality assurance, accessibility, and online pedagogy. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Scaling Hybrid Course Development: Cal State LA’s two roads to quality hybrid education
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jeff Suarez-Grant (California State University - Los Angeles)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how Cal State LA’s Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) scaled their faculty development efforts to support up to 75 faculty in one year to develop quality hybrid courses, as well as offer additional faculty an alternative pathway to quality hybrid course design.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The New Instructional Design Mindset for Higher Education
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Christian Burke (University of California - San Francisco)
Co-presenters: Joe Benfield (University of Washington School of Medicine), Kimberly Walker (Stanford School of Medicine)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What do we really need for successful instructional design?  Stanford, University of Washington and UC San Francisco will discuss many instructional design challenges facing higher education and present a new instructional design mindset currently used to successfully transform health science curriculum and how it applies to 21st century learning.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
  • Other
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
  • OLC Session
  • Community College
Other
OLC/MERLOT Awards Lunch
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for lunch as we honor OLC and MERLOT award winners for significant contributions to knowledge, practice, and innovation in online and blended learning.  The OLC Effective Practice Awards and Best-in-Track Awards will be presented, as well as the MERLOT Classics Awards and other MERLOT Awards.  Tickets for the awards lunch ($27 onsite) are on sale at the conference registration desk (Napoleon Foyer, 3rd floor).  All attendees and guests who wish to attend the OLC/MERLOT Awards Lunch must purchase a ticket.  OLC and MERLOT subsidize the additional cost of this plated three-course meal above the ticket fee for registered conference attendees.  If you do not plan to attend the Awards Lunch, lunch will be on your own.  Guest lunch tickets are $65 onsite.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Bayside A (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Bayside B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
A National Study Of Leadership For Online Learning In US Higher Education - Extended Session
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Eric Fredericksen (University of Rochester)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As institutions have evolved with online learning, Presidents and Provosts have established a leadership position to guide their efforts in this area. But what do we know about the leaders who are managing this academic transformation? This systematic study, a first of its kind, will shed light on that leadership. 

***This session is an extended presentation of the research introduced by Dr. Fredericksen during his Research Highlights & Trends presentation at 11:15am on Thursday***


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Familiar Faces: An Innovative Approach to Promoting Persistence in an Online Academic Program
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Will Brooke-deBock (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenters: Kirstin Bibbiani (Southern New Hampshire University), Jan Wyatt (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The efficacy of online learning is well established. Educators must now address the complex issues surrounding persistence in online programs and the creation of effective emotional connections with students. Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has introduced an innovative video initiative that suggests new approaches to grounding students in an online program.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Borgne (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Embracing Flexibility: Work that Works for Online Course Development
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University)
Co-presenters: Ed Queen (Johns Hopkins University), Margo Williams (Johns Hopkins University) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Higher education institutions are seeing a demand in flexibility from students - but also from faculty and staff. In this session you will learn how one organization embraced telecommuting to meet the needs of faculty and staff in order to better serve its online students.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Institutions, Bookstores, Cost and Affordability - One Solution
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kristin Dyer (VitalSource)
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

VitalSource’s Bookshelf® eTextbook platform offers online, as well as downloadable apps for anytime, anywhere access for digital course materials.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Estherwood (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Remote-Learner Focus Group
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Estherwood (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 


You are invited to the Remote-Learner Focus Group

Remote-Learner is looking for feedback from educators on a suite of tools we are developing to simplify the online course administration and review process:  a course builder, a syllabus builder, and a course review plug-in.  The discussion will focus on the features and functionalities we have planned for each tool as well as on developing ideas for additional elements that would make these tools as useful to educators as possible.  For your time and contributions. the first temp people to arrive will receive a $10 Starbucks gift card.  Additionally, there will be a drawing for one $100 Amazon gift card at the conclusion of the session.

To reserve your spot, RSVP by Tuesday, March 21 here.

Questions?  Contact Laurie Lulow, OLC Conference Support Manager, at laurie.lulow@onlinelearning-c.org.  

Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible.  


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
The Key to a Quality Inclusive eLearning Environment
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Scott Ready (Blackboard)
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The key to building a quality, inclusive eLearning environment combines technology with accessible content and a strategic plan. Learn how this inclusive approach will benefit the entire learner community.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Making a Murderous Faculty Development Program
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michael Meloy (Madison College)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 "Online courses are where marginal teachers meet marginal students for marginal results,” suggested one faculty leader in a recent survey. Online classes demand more time of faculty, according to recent research, but the professional development programs that support them are often ineffective and sparsely attended. This session will explore some of the institutional strategies that “kill” professional development programs for online teaching and consider effective strategies for building more motivating online development programs.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Common Sense Approaches to ADA Compliance
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ron Costello (Immaculata University)
Co-presenter: Patricia Hayes (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With recent developments surrounding legal proceedings related to ADA compliance, educational institutions need to think strategically with regard to ADA compliance. Compliance can be costly, and seem at times like an insurmountable challenge. This session will be a discussion on strategies, approaches and solutions on how to meet these challenges.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Maintaining Accessibility in Interactive Learning Objects
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jeremiah Woolsey (College of Continuing Education - California State University Sacramento)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Interactive digital learning objects serve to engage the learner and maintain that engagement by moving beyond simple passive presentation of didactic content. The more aesthetically and cognitively rich the media is, the more engaged learners are expected to be and consequently the increased time-on-task should increase mastery of the material. Learner satisfaction improves with a heightened online user experience; however in many situations, in trying to ensure ADA 508 compliance much of the interactivity is abandoned because it is considered too difficult to provide equivalent alternative navigation by disabled learners.  This presentation examines methods for building in accessibility considerations and treatments into templates for highly interactive, media rich modules, so that the user experience for all learners remains high.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
Innovation Lab
Game On: The Practical Application of Game Elements in Graduate Online Courses
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: David Noffs (Northwestern University School of Professional Studies)
Co-presenter: Jacob Guerra-Martinez (Northwestern University )
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

While gamification is not new to course and e-learning design, its adoption as a pedagogical strategy at the graduate level has proved elusive. Join Northwestern University learning designers and faculty in exploring innovative strategies in making gamification better understood, rewarding and more easily applied to graduate course design.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Five Questions You Should Be Asking About Online Proctoring - **Repeat Session**
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation outlines five major questions that help institutions sift through the weeds of marketing and sales material to validate one key question: Does this proctoring solution make exams more secure or more vulnerable?
 

***This is a repeat of the Wednesday 2:30pm ProctorU presentation***


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Nottoway (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
SELECTING THE VIDEO STYLE THAT FITS YOUR LESSON
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Brian Runo (Northwestern School of Professional Studies)
Co-presenter: Aaron Bannasch (Northwestern University) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to create effective videos for online, blended, and flipped classrooms using available resources and evidence-based research by identifying the needs of the learners, selecting the appropriate style, and picking the appropriate hardware and software. 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • Best in Track
Education Session
Supporting Students with Disabilities in Online Environments
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Deschaine (Department of Educational Leadership: College of Education and Human Services - Central Michigan University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Face to face instructors have had the luxury of supportive programs, projects, interventions, and policies to support students with disabilities for a long time.  This session will look at many of these initiatives and provide linkages to their utility in online environments.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Poydras (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
D2L Focus Group
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This is an invitation only event***


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Rampart (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Innovations in Mobile Learning
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Phil Ice (Mirum Learning)
Co-presenter: Lorenzo Vallone (Mirum Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session focuses on emerging trends in mobile learning, with emphasis on interactivity and simulations.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
Reaching State-Wide with Immersive Telepresence Technology: from the Lenses of an Instructor and the Frames of an Ed Technologist
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Thalia MacMillan (SUNY Empire State College)
Co-presenter: Carolina Kim de Salamanca (SUNY Empire State College)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Alternative teaching modalities are needed for students who may not have access to in person classes, yet do not wish to take classes online.  Immersive telepresence represents an innovative teaching modality for distributed college campuses to educate students.  A discussion of the strengths and challenges of ICL will be discussed.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
Education Session
From Ground to Cyberspace: Re-necessitating General Education through Blended Learning, A Case Study
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Amy Sloan (Colorado Technical University)
Co-presenters: Elke Kleisch (Colorado Technical University), Kyle Torke (Colorado Technical University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

General education faces crisis, disregard by students as irrelevant to their lives and careers.  Our session will use a case study to discuss our program’s transformation into an exciting, relevant, and imperative blended learning program by adopting new pedagogical approaches, engaging student needs and motives, and embracing adaptive technology. 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
Customizing Your AL$ Program For Your Institution
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to customize your AL$ program for your institution, leveraging the tools, materials, and expertise available through MERLOT and its consortium.  Staff from Southern University System (SUS) and CSU/MERLOT will discuss how SUS shaped AL$ to SUS's culture and organization, how to leverage CSU/MERLOT's services, develop a communication campaign, and how to use the AL$ planning template to draft a program.

 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 7
  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Applying a Group Coaching and Mentoring Framework to Shift an Organization Culture
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Linda Algozzini (APUS)
Co-presenters: Grady Batchelor (American Public University System), Shannon Voyles (American Public University System), Kimberly Bessolo (American Public University System), Valencia Gabay (American Public University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This design was structured using four theoretical constructs: Coaching and Mentoring, Metacognition, Self-Regulated Learning, and Community of Practice. Each construct produced an organizational change that improved teaching excellence, boosted job satisfaction, decreased faculty isolation, and inspired faculty to work towards a common institutional goal. As a result, student engagement, retention, and persistence all increased.


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Creating a Virtual Community of Practice for Online Adjunct Faculty
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sara Ombres (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Co-presenters: Angela Atwell (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - CTLE), Cristina Cottom (Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach), Lisa Martino (University of Central Florida)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

ERAU-Worldwide created a Virtual Community of Practice (VCoP) for online adjunct faculty. This 8-week VCoP was faculty-driven and provided participants multiple opportunities to reflect on and improve their online teaching practice. The purpose of this VCoP was to increase a sense of belonging and community with the university.


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Digital Badges: Motivating Learners to Excel While Adding Professional Value to their College Degrees
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Joseph Rene Corbeil (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV))
Co-presenter: Maria Elena Corbeil (University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV))
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The faculty of an undergraduate educational technology minor implemented a digital badge initiative through a three-phase study. Students who excelled in specific professional, work-related skills through their coursework became eligible to earn badges.


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Digital Mentorship Competency
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Martin Mehl (Cal Poly State University-San Luis Obispo)
Co-presenter: Luanne Fose (Cal Poly State University-San Luis Obispo)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Digital Mentorship Competency (DMC) defined as screencast assessment (guidance, feedback & grading) will change the landscape of primary, secondary, higher education and professional development/training and serve as a disrupter innovation in the field of education.


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Establishing a Learning Community: The Educational Leadership (EDLE) Online Orientation Program
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Anne-Marie Balzano (George Mason University)
Co-presenter: Ying-Ying Kuo (George Mason University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Education Leadership (EDLE) online orientation demonstrates effective design of an online learning community to support new cohort students. Participants learn program expectations, prepare to utilize relevant technology, including Blackboard features and communication tools such as discussion boards, surveys, journals, and a video recording tool, as well as engage in various community-building activities.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Community College
Emerging Ideas Session
Field Experiences to Enhance Student Success
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Bonnie Buchanan (Central Ohio Technical College)
Co-presenter: Cindy Nauer (Central Ohio Technical College)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will focus on how field experience and service learning courses reinforce student success and engagement in the workplace. Traditionally called internships, the Field Expereince and Service Learning course studied also prepare students for the world of work and future career opportunities including professional networks, skills and experience. Participants will learn best practices in organization, preparation, execution and effective data collection of these unique and worthy learning opportunities.


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Increasing Online Learning Success Using a Learning Analytics Tool with Messaging about How to Study Productively
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Diane Reddy (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee)
Co-presenters: Raymond Fleming (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee), Dylan Barth (UW-Milwaukee)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning created messaging about how to study productively to complement a learning analytics tool students use to monitor their study activities. Improvements in a gateway course resulted from use of the tool compared to use of the learning analytics tool without messaging.


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Nudging Students to Success
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Colleen Carmean (UW Tacoma)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The University of Washington Tacoma, an urban-serving campus, seeking to educated the "new traditionals", has been in the forefront of personalized, timely text messages that remind, nudge, inform, encourage and counsel students who might not otherwise have the safety nets supporting them to persistence and graduation.


  • Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
Effective Practice Award Emerging Ideas Session
The Doctoral Orientation to the Capstone (DOC): A Virtual Experience for First Year Online Doctoral Students
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Laura Lynn (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Rebecca Jobe (Walden University / Laureate Online Learning)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 

The Doctoral Orientation to the Capstone (DOC) is a virtual real-time event provided for online doctoral students. The DOC events were designed to a) address the gap in the doctoral student experience associated with understanding and feeling prepared for the research process b) improve grade performance in the first research course, and c) increase next-term and two-term retention. Assessment results indicate that this multi-faceted real-time approach provided retention gains and enhanced student satisfaction.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Flipped Lab: reimagining science education with blended next-generation virtual laboratories
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Aaron Knox (Labster)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Imagine if your students could have unlimited access to multi-million dollar world-class laboratory facilities anywhere in the world, anytime. We've created a rich virtual laboratory learning experience with the aim of empowering the next generation of scientists around the world.

 

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The VooDoo of Measuring Engaged Learning in Online and Blended Courses
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 7
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Paula Bigatel (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Stephanie Edel-Malizia (Penn State)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Designing instruction for engaged learning is critical to creating high quality blended learning courses.  We see similarities among critical elements necessary for creating highly engaging blended learning opportunities and highly engaging online courses.  Can the Indicators of Engaged Learning Online Framework be applied to Blended Learning? What do you think? 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Bayside A (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Bayside B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Redefining Campus Community in Online Education for Traditional Four-year Institutions
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jean Starobin (University of Florida)
Co-presenters: Melissa Emmett (University of Florida), TJ Summerford (University of Florida), Glenn Kepic (University of Florida Online)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online education for a traditional bricks and mortar institutional often entails creating a new lens in the way institutions view their own services and programs. Ultimately, faculty, staff, administrators, and even students will have to reexamine the way they define their campus community.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Borgne (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Ensuring Assessment and Academic Integrity - How does your program measure up?
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Adel Lelo (Western Governors University )
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The goal of this presentation is to share knowledge gained over 15 years of delivering and ensuring academic, assessment, and institutional credibility in a competency based education setting. Attendees will leave with a practical tool to self-assess the academic integrity of their degree programs - traditional, online, or blended. 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
From Front Page to Final Assessment: Building a Better Learner Experience with Persuasive Design Strategy
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Page Chen (Remote-Learner)
Track: N/A
Location: Edgewood A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Can elements of UX design influence the learner experience? Learn about the 7 key techniques for persuasive design strategy to build a better learner experience.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Estherwood (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
EdTech & the Faculty Role: Career Implications and Opportunities in an Era of Continuous Innovation
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Catherine Honig (National Louis University)
Co-presenters: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University), Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University - Office of Online Learning), Julie Evey (University of Southern Indiana)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Estherwood (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

BRIEF ABSTRACT: This roundtable discussion explores the intersection of educational technology and faculty careers. Emphasis is placed on leveraging technology in service of career advancement. 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
The Art and Science of Online Course Design
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David Lindrum (Soomo Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

An overview of how robust online course design incorporates both the inspiration-fueled art of teaching and the data-driven perspective of learning science.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Conversations that Work
  • OLC Session
Conversations that Work
Conversations on Collaborate: A Summary of Regional Discussions Held Across the Country
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Devon Cancilla (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Leslie Kennedy (California State University-Office of the Chancellor), Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons), Linda S. Futch (University of Central Florida), Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University), x x (American Hospital Association Health Forum)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This panel brings together Collaborate Conference host institutions and OLC staff members and to talk about their experience hosting a regional Collaborate Conference.  The panel will provide insights into the logistics of hosting a Collaborate Conference and will describe the outcomes of each conference to date.  This will include a discussion of regional differences and responses to the changes occurring in higher education.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Conversations that Work
  • Community College
Conversations that Work
Possibilities and Problems with Alternative LMS's like Slack in Online Education
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: David Kampmann (Southeast Tech)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Let's discuss the possibilities and problems with instructor's going rogue and using alternative LMS's like Slack in online education.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
Not Your Parents’ History Course
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kevin Kaatz (California State University - East Bay)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

I received a grant to convert our World History sequence to make it available online.  I decided to include a number of web-based applications to showcase student projects, including creating a website with blog entries, curating digital content, and creating an interactive video that acts as a portfolio.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
Innovation Lab
Slacking Off in Class: Cloud-Based Team Collaboration in Online Higher Education Programs
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ryan Straight (University of Arizona)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn best practices for implementing, on-boarding, and maintaining a Slack team for your class or program. This lab covers everything from nitty-gritty security settings to best practices in student management to automating content delivery.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • National Sponsor Presentation
National Sponsor Presentation
Master Class: How To Do An Online Proctoring Rollout, Training, And Adoption Strategies - **Repeat Session**
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: David Dannenberg (University of Alaska Anchorage)
Co-presenters: Keith Berggren (University of Alaska - Anchorage), Andrew Haste (Software Secure
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Sponsor Presentation Area (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how The University of Alaska - Anchorage implemented convenient online proctoring in their eLearning courses.  See everything, from solution rollout and training, to marketing and support.

***This is a repeat of the Thursday 11:15am Software Secure/PSI presentation***


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Nottoway (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
Education Session
It’s Raining Mobile Apps! Which Ones May Be Helpful for Teachers to Teach and Students to Learn in a Blended, Undergraduate Course?
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kelly Rippard (Old Dominion University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This education session will discuss how one undergraduate instructor used mobile applications in a blended learning course on instructional technology for pre-service teachers. Topics discussed include which mobile applications were used as anticipatory activities, to give direct instruction, to facilitate collaboration or cooperation, to study, to assess, and to reflect.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • Best in Track
Education Session
You Are Not Alone: Supporting Faculty Through a Learning Community
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Hala Esmail (Louisiana State University)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will tell the story of the creation of the LSU Online Teaching Cohort learning community, and how it supports faculty in their endeavors to develop and enhance their blended/online courses while forming interdisciplinary relationships and collaborating with colleagues across campus and peer institutions.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Poydras (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Mirum Learning Focus Group
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This is an invitation only event***


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Rampart (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Wiley Education Services: Tailored Partnerships
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Bill Cochran (Wiley Education Services)
Track: N/A
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Wiley doesn’t believe in the one-size-fits-all approach. Each Wiley partnership is tailored to specific needs of the students, faculty and administrators in that program.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Education Session
  • Community College
Education Session
Reshaping Study Abroad Programs Through Virtual and Augmented Reality
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Denise Malloy (Southwest Tennessee Community College / Tennessee Board of Regents)
Co-presenter: LaDonna Young (Southwest Tennessee Community College)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Come take a virtual reality (VR) journey "down under" with Tennessee Board of Regents professors! Grounded in Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory,  we used VR and AR to share historical background about Australia and equipped learners with cultural competencies that enhanced their on-ground experiences and cultural sensitivities.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Mini Session Duration : 15min
Engaging Communities of Practice Across the Disciplines and Generations to Promote Student Success: Inside Teaching MSU
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 06:00 PM to 06:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Melissa McDaniels (Michigan State University)
Co-presenters: Reggie Noto (Michigan State University), Erik Skogsberg (Michigan State University), Patti Stewart (Michigan State University), Stephen Thomas (MSU)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 15 min
Brief Abstract:

Common approaches to faculty and graduate student pedagogical development may benefit individual participants but fall short of building sustainable transdisciplinary communities of practice. This project aims to involve faculty, graduate teaching assistant and undergraduate learning assistant participation and contribution to Inside Teaching MSU, a campus-wide intergenerational personal learning network.


  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Mini Session Duration : 15min
Cross-University Choose Your Own Interprofessional Encounter
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 06:15 PM to 06:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Robin Bartoletti (UNTHSC - CIL)
Co-presenters: Bryan Hauf (UNT Health Science Center), Cynthia Carroll (University of North Texas Health Science Center) (Virtual Presenter), Kim Meyer (University of North Texas Health Science Center)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 15 min
Brief Abstract:

How can we create a culture of interprofessional practice involving relevant education for twelve different health professions that leads to improved quality of health care and patient safety? We need a relevant and engaging experience. We propose an interprofessional student conference that asks students to choose their learning encounters throughout the day.


  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Mini Session Duration : 15min
Break the mold!!! Or how to get old-fashioned designers to attempt new educational tricks
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 06:30 PM to 06:45 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ana Lia Herrera-Lasso (UNAM)
Co-presenters: Dr. Guadalupe Vadillo (UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico)), Jackeline Bucio (UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico)) (Virtual Presenter), Susana Sabath (UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) )
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 15 min
Brief Abstract:

B@UNAM's educational model is in a redesign process tending to  create courses that challenge teachers and students with more motivating materials. The challenge, to achieve the appropriation of this new model among teachers, with the purpose of enacting it in the design of every material and activity in each course.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Keynote Address
  • HBCU
Keynote Address
HBCU Summit Keynote: The Emergence of The Internet of Everything (IoE) Smart Connected Devices and EduGadgets for Real-Time On-Demand Transformation of Education
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Gartner (2014) defines the Internet of Things (IoT) as the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment. The rise of these connected ‘smart’ technologies provide new opportunities for transforming teaching and learning, as well as real-time, on-demand data, for evoking immediate changes. This presentation will address the possibilities and challenges of IoT Smart Technologies (EduGadgets) as data drived tools for improving academic and social performance with a hands-on showcase highlighting the latest innovations in emerging technologies across the higher education disciplines.

Learn about the development and impact of Internet of Things (IoT) Smart EduGadget of mobile devices, smartphones, wearables, and virtual – augmented reality with hands-on viewing. Share in the exploration of the educational possibilities and challenges.

 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Creating interactive discussions about movies and music in the online environment
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Claire Arabie (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Co-presenter: Carey Hamburg (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Incorporating VoiceThread allows online students to engage in discussion about digital media such as video and music as it plays, directly as part of the multimedia experience. This facilitates a richer conversation enhanced with voice, video, and visual cues that appeal to a broader range of learning styles.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Design and Develop an adaptive, personalized virtual learning environment for student success
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Angela Shih (Mechanical Engineering Dept - Cal Poly Pomona)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

STEM students require solid understanding of fundamental concepts, plus the ability to apply that knowledge creatively.  Our conversation centers around the design and development of an adaptive, personalized learning environment that will enable each student to identify their conceptual deficiencies and address them in a guided, self-paced, engaging virtual environment.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Driving Accessibility Initiatives From the Ground Up
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jessica Phillips (The Ohio State University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session participants will learn about a three step process created in the Office of Distance Education and eLearning at The Ohio State University to drive accessibility forward from the ground up.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Community College
Emerging Ideas Session
Faculty-focused professional development for increasing student success
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lene Whitley-Putz (@ONE for training)
Co-presenter: Anna Stirling (Mt. San Jacinto College)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Increasing accessibility depends on enhancing the technical skills of the faculty creating course content. We'll outline the innovative professional development program we've put in place to help California Community College's raise the bar on accessibility standards, including our workshop structure and creative commons licensed materials.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
MERLOT Classics Award Winner: Accessible Syllabus
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Anne-Marie Womack (Tulane University)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Accessible classroom resources promote student engagement and agency. Accessible Syllabus is an online guide to universally designing syllabi that covers images, text, rhetoric, and policies. Countless instructors complain that students don’t read the syllabus. We believe students would use the document more effectively if it were designed more accessibly. Accessibility is necessary for all learning, and disability studies provides a key lens through which to question our classroom practices and resources. To create more inclusive teaching, instructors must plan for diversity in the classroom and adapt to the immediate needs of students. Accessible design is an ongoing process, and our site welcomes collaboration and critique.

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
MERLOT Classics Award Winner: A Guide to Information Literacy in the Disciplines
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Desirae Zingarelli-Sweet (Loyola Marymount University)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Information Literacy in the Disciplines Guide is a curated collection of resources for instructors and librarians interested in learning more about the role of research and information literacy skills in a specific discipline and incorporating those skills into an existing curriculum. The guide is arranged by discipline and brings together relevant standards and guidelines from accrediting bodies and professional associations, research publications, and adaptable teaching resources. This guide is particularly useful for those new to focusing on information literacy skills, those new to a disciplinary context, and for bridging instructional faculty, librarian, and related perspectives. Subject areas are updated yearly, and community input is welcomed.

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
MERLOT Classics Award Winner: Faculty Focus
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Karin Van Voorhees (Magna Publications)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Through its free e-newsletter and dedicated website, Faculty Focus publishes articles on effective teaching strategies for the college classroom — both face-to-face and online. It’s also home to The Teaching Professor Blog, written by Maryellen Weimer, PhD.  When you subscribe to Faculty Focus, you get complete access to all of our articles from the past eight years, plus an extensive library of special reports on such important topics as:

•Building student engagement

•Teaching with technology

•Designing effective writing assignments

•Teaching large classes

•Increasing online student retention

•Promoting academic integrity

•Getting students to read what’s assigned

 

Find out why more than 130,000 subscribers turn to Faculty Focus each week for expert insight on teaching practices that improve student learning.  Start your free subscription at www.FacultyFocus.com.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
MERLOT Classics Award Winner: Interactive, Multimedia, Games, and Other Life Science Resources from Learn.Genetics
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Louisa Stark (University of Utah)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Motivate and support student learning with resources on the award-winning Learn.Genetics website. Topics include genetics, cell biology, neuroscience, evolution, ecology, metabolism, human health, biotechnology virtual labs, and more. All resources are freely available.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
MERLOT Classics Award Winner: Symbolab - Making Math Simpler
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Michal Avny (Symbolab)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Symbolab provides step by step solution to any problem, interactive practice, quizzes and more. It is the most comprehensive math education site, fully automated, based on machine learning algorithms. Symbolab is a simple and intuitive way to improve students Math skills and understanding; building up confidence by gaining the building blocks to tackle any type of Math problem.  


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
MOOCs Get Personal: Designing Learning Pathways in Big Courses
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Michael Goudzwaard (Dartmouth College)
Co-presenter: Adam Nemeroff (Dartmouth College)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What is personalized learning? How can learning in a MOOC be personal? In this interactive session, two MOOC designers and a learning theorist will share examples from science, engineering, music, and literature MOOCs and develop a theory of personalized learning based on these courses and participant esamples.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Scaling effective practice in online programs: Developing a cloud-based knowledge portal
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Catherine Golden (The George Washington University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As programs grow, scaling effective practices becomes a key challenge. The presentation will examine the development of cloud-based knowledge portal to address the needs of online students across a multi-campus college with a growing, virtual workforce.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Connected Cohort: Redefining Mentorship and Professional Development with Innovative Cross-Institutional Collaborations
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University), Ben Scragg (The Ohio State University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, a group of colleagues will discuss how their initial meeting at the Online Learning Consortium’s conferences allowed them to organically form a connected cohort, engaging  in non-traditional professional development opportunities such as co-authoring blogs, recording podcasts, and holding open social media gatherings.


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Napoleon Ballroom (3rd Floor)
  • Other
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
  • OLC Session
  • Community College
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the exhibit hall (Napoleon Ballroom, 3rd floor) for a networking coffee break.  Not only is this an opportunity to recharge with a fresh cup of coffee or tea, but you will also have the opportunity to network with other conference attendees, catch a session in the Innovation Lab, and visit our conference exhibitors to get your cards stamped in order to win prizes!


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Innovation Lab
Whose Design Is It Anyway - Round 3
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (The Ohio State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Welcome to Whose Design is It Anyway? - a session where everything is made up and the points don’t matter at all!”

Improvisation and flexibility are hallmarks of innovation. In the Innovation Lab, we're not only prepared to live that out - we want you to join in the fun, too! So, we are going to feature improv sessions incorporating Design Thinking and educational technology. Our audience and our contestants will collaborate to generate creative solutions and suggestions for incorporating technology into their teaching practices.

If you're looking for a great way to step out of your comfort zone and create solutions for others, join us for Whose Design is it Anyway? You might even pick up a prize for your improvisational genius!


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Poydras (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 8
  • Focus Group
  • OLC Session
Focus Group
OLC Mobile App Focus Group
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 8
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Laurie Hillstock (Consultant)
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This is an invitation only event***


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
  • Keynote Address
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
  • OLC Session
  • Community College
Keynote Address
Innovating Education, Educating for Innovation
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Kao (Edgemakers)
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

The future of education is in beta.  It will be a story about innovation. 

No doubt that digital innovation in all its forms – online, vr, social media – will continue to accelerate.  Yet its impact on education is just beginning and forces us to ask basic questions about what is the purpose of education in the 21st century.   “

This keynote also asserts that innovating education is inseparable from educating for innovation.  Innovation implies a set of capabilities that young people want for themselves, that employers value in young talent, and that global civil society needs, given its many challenges.  However, the “how” of educating for innovation is a frontier area. 

In this keynote, John Kao, whom The Economist called “Mr. Creativity,” will put thirty years of experience to work in illuminating the power of digital innovation and the practicalities of innovation learning.  He will also explain how EdgeMakers seeks to empower young people worldwide to become effective innovators “ahead of schedule.” 


Thursday April 06, 2017 - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
  • Other
Other
Post-Keynote Mardi Gras Cocktail Party - sponsored by ProctorU
Date: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Immediately following the Thursday keynote by John Kao, join OLC Conferences 2017 National Titanium Sponsor ProctorU for a post-keynote Mardi Gras party in the back of the keynote/ general session room (Grand Ballroom, 5th floor).  Join Procki the Owl and the staff of ProctorU for drinks (cash bar, so bring your money - no credit cards accepted), snacks, entertainment by the dynamic Kinfolk Brass Band (one of New Orlean's famous second line bands), and a special rum tasting event by the US's oldest rum distillery, Old New Orleans Rum.

Stop by ProctorU's booth (27) in the exhibit Hall (Napoleon Ballroom, 3rd floor) anytime Wednesday or Thursday to pick-up tickets to join in the rum-tasting event.  "Owl drink to that!"


Friday April 07, 2017 - 7:15 AM to 8:00 AM
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
  • Focus Group
  • OLC Session
Focus Group
OLC Community Engagement Focus Group
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 7:15 AM to 8:00 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Laurie Hillstock (Consultant)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This is intended to be a focus group for OLC members.  However, the specific focus is contigent upon the release of the OLC portal and the findings from the OLC Accelerate conference. More to come.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
  • Other
Other
Attendee Continental Breakfast
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Breakfast will be served from 7:45am-9:30am in the general session room (Grand Ballroom, 5th floor).  The Friday keynote by Darlene Cavalier will begin at 8:15am.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
  • Keynote Address
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
  • OLC Session
  • Community College
Keynote Address
Citizen Science: How Everyday People are Reshaping Scientific Research and Discovery
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Darlene Cavalier (Arizona State University's Center for Engagement and Training)
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Citizen Science is reshaping the relationship between science and the public. Millions of volunteers, many of whom do not hold formal science degrees, are joining forces with professional scientists to contribute data or analyze data to advance scientific research in fields as diverse as astronomy, ecology, medicine, and archaeology. DIYers, Makers and manufacturers of low-cost tools combined with a proliferation of open data, make access to instruments and data accessible to more people than ever before. This perfect storm positions citizen science as one of the most important and promising trends in science and education. Cavalier will share details of citizen science projects and provide an overview of the movement's history and future.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Innovation Lab
Design Sprint
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (The Ohio State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do designers think, and how might educators leverage these mindsets for their teaching practice? Lace up your shoes for this design sprint and find out! In this session, we’ll quickly engage participants in a fun experience of Design Thinking practice, while also networking and meeting new people. Incorporating elements from Stanford University d.school’s popular Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking, this design sprint session will utilize Design Thinking methods and activities. Come prepared to engage in fast-paced redesigns of various topics, some related to education and some related to everyday life.

 


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Bayside A (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Bayside B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
10 Technologies for Efficient and Effective Online Teaching
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Rick Holbeck (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty report the greatest barrier to effective online teaching is time. Without practical insights on how to implement pedagogical best practices within practical constraints, a gap exists between instructional theory and practice. Presentation highlights ten technology tools that faculty can use to increase the efficiency and quality of online teaching.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Borgne (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Themes & Trends in Digital Learning - Beyond the Hype
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Nori Barajas (OLC)
Co-presenters: Emily Lammers (Tyton Partners), Vanessa Peters (Digital Promise)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There has been a lot of discussion about the promise of digital learning to increase access to postsecondary courses and improve student outcomes, yet there is still much work to be done to demonstrate these outcomes for all learners. Join three different researchers as they share insights from recent work  in the digital learning landscape related to faculty, research evidence, and courseware implementation.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Estherwood (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Career Forum Roundtable
Career Forum Roundtable
I’m Not an Imposter! Nontraditional Paths to Professions and Advancement in Digital Learning
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Leslie Dupont (Writing Skills Improvement Program - University of Arizona)
Co-presenters: Janet Smith (University of Arizona), Steven Crawford (Maricopa Community Colleges)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Estherwood (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This career forum roundtable will focus on how alternative paths into digital learning have helped nontraditional higher-education professionals succeed in traditional academic settings.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Gallery (1st Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • MERLOT TAACCCT
MERLOT TAACCCT
Sharing Sustainability Strategies: What are you working on and what’s working?
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Gerry Hanley (California State University - Long Beach/ MERLOT/ SkillsCommons)
Co-presenters: Rick Lumadue (SkillsCommons), Maria Fieth (MERLOT)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Gallery (1st Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Lightning presentations by TAACCCT grantees with each project will share 1 strategy.   The SkillsCommons team will review the support services and strategies that can benefit TAACCCT Projects.   The SkillsCommons team will also facilitate a discussion on pursuing additional grant funding to support and advance TAACCCT projects and SkillsCommons.

 


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Adapting to Adaptive Learning: Transforming a Lecture Class into a Personalized Learning Experience
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Patricia O'Sullivan (University of Mississippi)
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will discuss changing from traditional lecture to adaptive learning at the University of Mississippi.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Identifying Strategies for Revitalizing Legacy Online Programs: Overcoming Barriers to Innovation
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laurel Newman (University of Illinois Springfield)
Co-presenters: Carolee Rigsbee (UIS), Carol Jessup (University of Illinois Springfield )
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This “conversation that works” will be a discussion about the challenges faced when introducing innovations designed to strengthen the quality of an online degree completion program with a 10 year record of relative success. Barriers to innovation of legacy programs and potential solutions for overcoming these barriers will be explored.   


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Management of Workload in Blended and Online Teaching: Strategies to Avoid Online Work Overflow
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Paulchris Okpala (California State University - San Bernardino)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Poorly designed blended and online learning can consume a lot of time. Teachers face a challenge of deciding the amount of online activities that will be sufficiently executed within the allocated time. How can educators then plan their online content to avoid work overflow?


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
Designing the Higher Education Ecosystem of the Future: Principles and Practice
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Sharon Leu (U.S. Department of Education)
Co-presenter: David Soo (U.S. Department of Education - Office of Education Technology)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Students in postsecondary education need an ecosystem that is flexible, integrated, efficient and affordable. Institutions, instructors, and administrators should consider policies and practices that anticipate and adapt to learners’ needs over the course of their lives, and may include both traditional and new structures, programs, and institutional practices. The Office of Education Technology at the Department of Education recently released a Higher Education Supplement to the National Education Technology Plan (tech.ed.gov/higherednetp). The document proposes 10 principles can guide education stakeholders from envisioning to creating this new ecosystem.  Join the OET team in a design exercise that puts these principles into practice.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
Innovation Lab
Innovation Dojo: Practicing your Innovation Mindset
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Justin Lee (Capella University)
Co-presenter: Bryan Kujawski (Capella University)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Innovation Dojo allows participants to bridge the gap from learning the fundamentals of innovation to becoming confident innovators. You will be introduced to the concepts and best-practices of designing the Innovation Dojo, provided with a hands-on experience with it, and an opportunity to explore designing a dojo of your own.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Nottoway (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
Seeing, Touching, Creating Mixed Reality Content for VR/AR/Holograms
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will showcase the various tools for mixed reality including headsets, controllers, and cameras, as well as current educational content available for mixed reality. Information and resources will be presented regarding designing and aligning mixed reality content to one's discipline and curriculum Participants will be able to create a short 360VR VR video clip using Instan360 VR Camera.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Master Class
Master Class
Building a Campus Culture of Innovation: How to Develop an Innovation Action Plan for Your Institution
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: John Kao (Edgemakers)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This “mini” dive is designed to build on the themes presented in John Kao’s keynote speech.  John will work with a group of attendees to address the “how” of innovation and enable them to move from “getting” innovation to “getting it done.”  We will explore the practicalities of innovation through a combination of mini-presentations, Socratic dialogue, exercises and mini-breakouts.  We will share concerns and pain points that help us more deeply understand the “why” of innovation. Participants will also develop innovation action plans both for their organizations (the “what” of innovation) and for themselves (the “who” of innovation). 


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Poydras (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Blackboard Focus Group
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This is an invitation only event***


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Rampart (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
  • Community College
Education Session
Improving Quality at All Levels in Higher Education Institutions
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Rampart (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Since its founding, the Online Learning Consortium has had as a foundation the Five Pillars of Quality Online Education.  The Pillars have long signaled that quality and excellence matter and a focus on quality is an eternal quest.  In 2011, OLC launched its first quality scorecard.  Since then, the OLC team has listened to you and continued to build additional scorecards to meet your needs.  The most recent addition to OLC’s “suite” of quality scorecards, which we are showcasing during this session, is a Quality Course Teaching and Instructional Practice (QCTIP) scorecard.  Join us to learn about this newest scorecard and also help us develop our plan for adding other scorecards in the future. 


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
  • Community College
Education Session
Leveraging Narrative in Online Course Design: Storytelling, Ethnography, and the Hero's Journey
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cathy Russell (University of Arizona & Lone Star College)
Co-presenters: Angela Gunder (The University of Arizona), Jessica L. Knott (Michigan State University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Situating online course design within a narrative framework serves as a powerful tool for creating an environment that supports experiential, student-centered learning. This presentation highlights how a structure that establishes a course as a “hero’s journey” can be leveraged to build an engaging, constructivist online learning environment.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Mini Session Duration : 15min
Refreshing blended and online teaching through a Faculty Learning Community’s collaboration
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 06:00 PM to 06:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ann Giralico Pearlman (The College at Brockport)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 15 min
Brief Abstract:

Despite the development of educational technology and the increasing demand from higher education institutions on online and blended teaching, the results of the survey of faculty attitudes on technology (2016) indicate that the old concerns still remain among faculty members regarding the role of technology in and outside of classroom. In addition, once the faculty members get on board and start to teach online and/or blended courses, what can be done to continuously support them to enhance student learning? The Online/Blended Refresh Faculty Learning Community (FLC) offers a collaborative and interdisciplinary approach for faculty members across disciplines, on a regular basis, to exchange ideas and share experiences, practice different tools and strategies to refresh teaching, and support each other to provide quality learning experiences to all students in online and/or blended courses.


  • Solution Design Summit
Solution Design Summit
Mini Session Duration : 15min
Leveraging Instructional Technology to Enhance Learning in a Multi (- generational, -lingual, -stratus, -experience) Classroom
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 06:15 PM to 06:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Frances Villagran-Glover (Northern Virginia Community College)
Co-presenters: Kirstin Riddick (NVCC), Laura Franklin (MERLOT)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 15 min
Brief Abstract:

Instructional technology is a great resource but it is not the “catch-all” solution for enhanced classroom engagement.  How do you effectively utilize it in a classroom where we have a fabulous combination of “sit-and-get”, “engage or enrage”, “keep in moving”, or “spray and pray” students?  How do we effectively facilitate and guide our students to mastery while incorporating the correct and balance of analog and digital pedagogical practices? 


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Education Session
Education Session
An Innovative Redesign of Support Services for On-line Students at a Traditional Public University
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Glenn Kepic (University of Florida Online)
Co-presenters: Jean Starobin (University of Florida), Melissa Emmett (University of Florida)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Current support services at a traditional public university may be inadequate for a new population of completely on-line learners.  Careful examination of on-line student needs and expectations has led to creative campus collaboration and innovative redesign of how orientation, advising, admission, financial affairs, bursar, and registrar services are delivered.   


Friday April 07, 2017 - 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 9
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
5 Essential Strategies to Support Student Engagement Online
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Krista Bracewell (University of North Florida)
Co-presenter: Allison Archer (University of North Florida)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

5 Essential Strategies to Support Student Engagement Online tackles one of the biggest challenges in online education: student engagement.  This session will deliver five strategies and coordinating implementation ideas that instructors can use to socially and cognitively connect students in online courses.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Bridging the Gap in Competency-Based Learning: An Industry/Higher Ed Partnership
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: LeeAnn Stone (Cengage)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session describes an innovative industry/higher-ed partnership model developed to bridge the gap between non-traditional, degree-seeking learners’ existing competencies and the outcomes expectations of credit-bearing exams by leveraging Cengage resources and curriculum design expertise and the competency-based testing expertise of Excelsior College’s Center for Educational Measurement (CEM).


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • MERLOT
Emerging Ideas Session
Broaden Your Academic Perspective: Become a MERLOT Reviewer
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jane Moore (MERLOT)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) offers the opportunity for faculty members and others involved in teaching and learning to review materials that have been submitted to our site.  Learn how reviewing can enhance your academic skills and support your own teaching and learning.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Evaluating the Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Impact of a Blended Tutor Training: A Case Study on the instructor’s and students’ perspectives
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jiaqi Yu (Iowa State University)
Co-presenter: Nadia Jaramillo Cherrez (Iowa State University) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of a blended tutor training based on the perceptions of the instructor and students. We sought to close the gap in literature and contribute additional evidence to the application of blended teaching and learning.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Career services in the curriculum: Creating sustainable student support services for online students
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Catherine Golden (The George Washington University)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Delivery of career services for online students continues to be an area for improvement for many colleges and universities. This presentation will explore a project integrating career services activities with course curriculum to prepare military students seeking careers in health care.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Designing Immersive Learning Environments: Theoretical and Practical Considerations
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Amy Cheney (Appalachian State University)
Co-presenters: Krista Terry (Appalachian State University), Terry McClannon (Appalachian State University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on online education as a complex, dynamic endeavor. Immersive learning environments designed around constructivist principles of community as well as complexity theory concepts such as self-organization provide opportunities for dynamic, interactive, and engaging experiences. These environments provide rich opportunities to explore and apply theory and enhance practice.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Got the No Good Pedagogy Blues? 19 Pedagogical Approaches to Jazz It Up!
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Edel-Malizia (Penn State)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Transforming residential instruction to a blended format takes serious consideration of all facets of course design and instructional methods.  Are you looking for tried and true pedagogical approaches that can be used in creating a high quality blended learning course?  Here are 19 pedagogical approaches that work.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Leaderboards and Points: A Tale of Two Social Learning Platforms
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Andrew Feldstein (Fort Hays State University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study examines how leaderboards and points are used in two different social learning platforms; Curatr and Yellowdig. We posited that instructors who most struggled to build an effective points system did so because they viewed points as a control mechanism as opposed to an engagement tool.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Learning to Love Group Projects
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Mary Rotundo (Florida Atlantic University - Center for eLearning)
Co-presenter: Judy Somers (Florida Atlantic University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Can I learn to love group projects? What’s in it for me? What are the real benefits for my students?
As drums come together in a drum set, students learn to work in sync for group projects. Let’s explore the response mechanisms that create the beat and rhythm of effective group work. 

 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Me? An Expert in Online Teaching? How’d I get here?
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Patricia/Rikki McGee (University of Texas - San Antonio)
Co-presenter: Colleen Carmean (UW Tacoma)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty come to online teaching differently - by mandate, through professional growth, in response to opportunity, or from a desire to explore opportunities for student engagement. However there is limited literature about how faculty acquire online teaching expertise. This session shares insights through results of several studies about developing expertise.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
MOOCs and MAFFs (Massive and Face to Face) and In Between: The Whys and Hows of Large Enrollment Courses
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tiffani Reardon (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This panel will share the results of a pilot large enrollment online general education literature course at Kennesaw State University, ENGL 2300: African American Literature. The 120 student course will be evaluated with regard to learning outcomes, other general education literature courses, large-size face to face courses, and student satisfaction. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Interactive Faculty Development Decision Guide (IFDG): An Online Tool to Support the Design and Implementation of an Effective Training Program for Online or Blended Learning Instructors
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 9
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Tommi Barrett-Greenly (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Linda S. Futch (University of Central Florida), Rohan Jowallah (University of Central Florida)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Participants will learn how to use the Interactive Faculty Development Decision Guide (IFDG),  an online tool designed to aid institutional leaders in their analysis and construction of a successful professional development program for faculty teaching online or blended courses.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Napoleon Ballroom (3rd Floor)
  • Other
  • HBCU
  • MERLOT
  • OLC Session
  • Community College
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the exhibit hall (Napoleon Ballroom, 3rd floor) for our final networking break.  Take this last chance to grab some refreshments, network with other attendees, and make your final visits with our conference exhibitors.  This is also your last chance to get your card stamped by our exhibitors to enter the drawing for some fabulous prizes!  Cards must be turned in at the OLC booth (Booth 25/26) by the end of this session in order to be eligible for the prize drawing.  Winners will be notified by Twitter and email.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Innovation Lab
Whose Design Is It Anyway - Final Round
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ben Scragg (The Ohio State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Welcome to Whose Design is It Anyway? - a session where everything is made up and the points don’t matter at all!”

Improvisation and flexibility are hallmarks of innovation. In the Innovation Lab, we're not only prepared to live that out - we want you to join in the fun, too! So, we are going to feature improv sessions incorporating Design Thinking and educational technology. Our audience and our contestants will collaborate to generate creative solutions and suggestions for incorporating technology into their teaching practices.

If you're looking for a great way to step out of your comfort zone and create solutions for others, join us for Whose Design is it Anyway? You might even pick up a prize for your improvisational genius!


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Bayside A (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Bayside B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
What's Keeping You Up at Night?: OLC and WCET Address Your Most Urgent Issues
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Karen Pedersen (Kansas State University)
Co-presenters: Russell Poulin (WCET | WICHE), Kathleen S Ives (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will highlight what we learned from OLC and WCET conference sessions last fall, and chart a course forward where our two organizations can better support the collective needs of the digital learning community.  Join us for an informative and engaging session as we take a deeper dive.   


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
  • OLC Session
Education Session
OLC Instructional Designer Certificate Program
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Paloma Rafferty (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Dan Feinberg (Open SUNY)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Bayside C (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

OLC’s Institute for Professional Development, through joint efforts with SUNY, is pleased to announce our new Instructional Designer Certificate Program. This program is designed to support the development of competency, expertise, and skills in new and experienced instructional designers as well as eLearning professionals who work directly with faculty in the course design and development process. Come and join us during this session to learn more about the program requirements, components, and outcomes.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Borgne (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
  • Community College
Education Session
The Center of Excellence Model and Workforce Grants
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Anthony Valterra (Center of Excellence for Renewable Energy)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Borgne (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Centers of Excellence model in Washington State has helped land approximately 75 million dollars supporting workforce education including two TAACCT DOL consortium grants. This sector based model has been lauded for bringing together business, industry leaders, labor and the state’s education systems. We will cover the model and its impact on workforce funding through grant opportunities.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Estherwood (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
  • Community College
Education Session
High-Impact Online Practices to Reach and Engage Under-Represented Student Populations: Results of a Pilot Program ***Extended Session***
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Joanna Miller (Moorpark College)
Co-presenters: Ruth Bennington (Moorpark College), Beth Gillis-Smith (Moorpark College), Cynthia Barnett (Moorpark College)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Estherwood (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A panel of online instructors from a two-year, public California Community College presents results of a semester-long pilot program using high-impact practices designed to reach, engage, and retain underrepresented populations, including students who are ethnic minorities, economically disadvantaged, working, parenting, veterans, or first in their famillies to attend college.

***This is is an extended, 45 minute follow-up presentation to the 15 minute Research Highlights and Trends overview session presented Wednesday afternoon***


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
A Look at Canvas including Commons, Rubrics, Analytics, Data and more!
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sean Traigle (Canvas)
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presentation will offer an overview of Canvas including Commons, Analytics and Data in addition to all of the many features that Canvas provides.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Conversations about Social Presence in Online Communities
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Elena Bitner (The University of Texas at El Paso)
Co-presenters: Adrian Enriquez (The University of Texas at El Paso), David Gonzalez (University of Texas at El Paso)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The Center for Instructional Design at UTEP invites you to join “Conversations about Social Presence in Online Communities,” a discussion beginning with the presentation of an interactive course map and opening the floor for conversation of best practices employed in building online communities in distance learning.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Competency-Based Program Development: Challenges & Solutions
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Lisa Johnson (Reflective Learning)
Co-presenter: Christopher Sorensen (Ashford University)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Grand Couteau (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presentation is structured around those themes with 5 questions for conversation around challenges faced by an online institution developing a competency-based education alternative for master’s degree completion. Challenges include competency development, program structure, assessment design, faculty models, and enrollments into the alternative and traditional degree program formats.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
Education Session
Deploying the OLC Blended Learning Scorecard- a Primer for eLearning Neophytes
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Glori Hinck (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota)
Co-presenter: Lisa Burke (University of St. Thomas - Minnesota)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Maurepas (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we discuss our experiences in deploying the OLC blended learning scorecard at an institution with limited experience in eLearning.  This session will explore the role of stakeholders, processes and procedures, issues and successes, and the ultimate impact on quality of the blended learning environment.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Community College
Innovation Lab
Experiential Presentation Lab: Creating Active and Engaged Lessons with Nearpod
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Kirstin Riddick (NVCC)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Napoleon Ballroom - Innovation Lab (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As learners increasingly demand a shift to hands-on, constructivist presentation methods, educators must explore and utilize techniques and tools that engage learners in active, participatory assessments. This lab will highlight the features within NearPod, an interactive presentation and assessment tool, that converts everyday presentations into powerful tools for student engagement.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Nottoway (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using Slack and Other Technology to Develop Meaningful Communities in Online Immersive Education
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Adi Hanash (General Assembly)
Co-presenter: Gordon Macrae (General Assembly)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Nottoway (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

When we built General Assembly's Web Development Immersive Remote program, we focused on what made our in-person program successful across our campuses around the world. Since collaboration and community are primary contributors to the success of our programs, we built the classroom experience using technology to facilitate that community online.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Master Class
Master Class
A Master Class in Citizen Science: How to Create a Citizen Science Project at Your Institution
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Darlene Cavalier (Arizona State University's Center for Engagement and Training)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

SciStarter.com is where citizen scientists find their next research project and where researchers and project owners recruit the best participants for their projects. For would-be project owners, however, finding a road-map to move a project from ideation to development often proves challenging. In this Master Class, Cavalier will provide a step-by-step guide to getting started. This interactive class will address key considerations, including: articulating a research question; avoiding duplication; understanding the pros/cons of available tools and platforms; marketing/promotion resources; data use/reuse/analyzation and sharing; and end-to-end community engagement. Cavalier will also touch on exciting emerging topics including accreditation. How might we development assessments in a field as diverse as citizen science? Can we help people express competencies and can/should we assign values for their citizen science experiences? How can we map citizen science experiences to formal and informal education credits and provide advances in the workforce?


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Poydras (3rd Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Focus Group
Focus Group
Acrobatiq Focus Group
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Poydras (3rd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

***This is an invitation only event***


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
Education Session
Developing an Effective Collaborative Partnership Between Alameda County and California State University East Bay: The Case of the Alameda County MPA Program
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Toni Fogarty (California State University East Bay (CSUEB))
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

CSU East Bay (CSUEB) offers its MPA program exclusively for Alameda County public employees.  The curriculum meets the MPA program’s PLOs and the County’s workforce development needs.  CSUEB uses the rotation model of blended learning, and courses are flipped with the application activities tied to County-specific work processes and issues.    


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
Education Session
Five Online Course Design Tricks to Maximize Learning, Creativity, and Innovation
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jessica Phillips (The Ohio State University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Rhythms II (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session we will examine concrete examples that highlight how principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can be applied to the course design process. This will result in learning experiences that will be meaningful to students of a wide variety of abilities, disabilities, experience, learning preferences, and motivations.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Education Session
Education Session
QOLTivating Best Practices for Blended-Online Learning
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Brett Christie (CSU Office of the Chancellor)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Sharing extensive information and resources regarding the CSU Quality Assurance program to support, develop, and feature innovative and exemplary blended-online instructors, courses and resources.


Friday April 07, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 10
  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
“You Work in IT!?”: How Academic Technologists Can Lead Curricular Transformation
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Ron Cramer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Institutions seeking 21st century curricular transformation require the strategic placement of highly skilled leaders that can navigate complex environments and help organizations be successful. As Strategic Learning Technology Consultants at UW-Madison, we’re those leaders. We’ll share our approaches that translate to other institutions undergoing large-scale transformation in teaching and learning.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Removing Barriers to Adjunct Faculty Effectiveness in the Online Classroom
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: B. Jean Mandernach (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Morgan Denney (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The rise of online education has been accompanied by an increased reliance on adjunct faculty. To foster high quality instruction, it is essential to identify institutional barriers that impede teaching effectiveness of adjunct faculty. Presentation highlights administrative guidelines, practices and considerations to support adjunct faculty effectiveness in the online classroom.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Repurposing old content for Engagement – A “Before & After” Showcase
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Josie Strahle (University of Arizona - Office of Digital Learning)
Co-presenter: Matthew Romanoski (University of Arizona)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Motivated to innovate, but short on time? We will demonstrate how to retrofit existing materials with the latest tech tools to create interactive content. Our examples will show how little time it takes to begin shifting the typical “lecture & PowerPoint” online course to one in which students learn actively.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Revamping Faculty Development: Bridging the Divide between Distance and Blended Learning
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Krista Bracewell (University of North Florida)
Co-presenter: Allison Archer (University of North Florida)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Revamping Faculty Development will explore the challenges and solutions encountered by the University of North Florida's Instructional Design team as they integrated their Blended Kickstarter and Teaching Online Seminar faculty development courses to construct one inclusive course that delivers best practices and effective pedagogical strategies to professors teaching DL and hybrid courses. 


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Start improving your soft skills training with competency-based methods
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Amanda Opperman (Wonderlic)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Attendees will learn the findings from four years of research and development initiatives spearheaded by the Wonderlic National Soft Skills Consortium to bridge the soft skills gap with a competency-based eLearning course co-created by employers and educators. Quantitative and qualitative data will be shared, along with a set of best practices that can be used by programs that would benefit from the inclusion of soft skills training in their curriculum. 


  • Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session
Design for Innovation: A Blended Workshop to Prepare Female Graduate Students for Job-market Competency
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Jiaqi Yu (Iowa State University)
Co-presenter: Nadia Jaramillo Cherrez (Iowa State University) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this proposal, we highlight the process of designing a graduate-level blended training workshop and present the evaluation results from three different sources. The blended workshop was focused on preparing female graduate students at a large midwestern university for enhancing their knowledge and skills for successful job interviews.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Care and Feeding of Learners: Tracking and Feedback
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Bridget Powell (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Just how important is feedback? And what is the role of learner tracking? Using simple tools, time management strategies, and conscious online classroom touchpoints, instructors can increase their presence in the online classroom without breaking the proverbial time-management bank. Follow our "journey of discovery" and take advantage of our lessons learned.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The Intentional Design Framework: A Heuristic Approach to the Online Teaching and Learning Process
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Dan Clark (Western Oregon University)
Co-presenter: Ashlee Foster (Western Oregon University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Introduction and exploration of the Intentional Design Framework, a heuristic model that illustrates opportunities for innovation in aligning and applying a variety of instructional strategies to online and technology-enhanced courses.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
  • Community College
Emerging Ideas Session
The New Learning Ecosystem at HigherEd.org: A Portal for Personalized CBE Using OER
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: John Milam (Lord Fairfax Community College)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The portal/learning ecosystem HigherEd.org was created as part of a TAACCCT grant to Lord Fairfax Community College.  HigherEd.org helps people “curate their own learning,” with a new type of educational search engine. Custom dashboards help users create and monitor their personalized learning plans, based on competencies and using free/low-cost OER.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
The New World of Design: How Knowledge Graphing can create a unique approach to industry-aligned program and course development
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Natalie Murray (Western Governors University)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will include a walk through the program design approach fusing a knowledge graph leveraging the atomic design to create a variety of degree tracks and certificates for UTSA’s Cyber Security Program.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Thoughtful Blending by Discipline with Peer Support
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Maria Zafonte (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenters: Laura Terry (Grand Canyon University), Samantha Russell (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 11
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presenters teach in diverse subject areas - composition, psychology and engineering- and have found that blended learning enhances their content. They will share their experiences in adapting this modality to their disciplines and discuss the implementation of an informal interdisciplinary Professional Learning Community that helps to support their blended pedagogy.


  • Emerging Ideas Session
Emerging Ideas Session
Trailblazers Unite! Creating Communities of Practice to Develop eLearning Leaders
Date: Friday, April 7th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 10
Session Modality: No
Lead Presenter: Julia Sanders (Indiana University)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Waterbury (2nd Floor)
Position: 12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

New leaders in blended learning are trailblazers, serving as conduits who engage faculty in blended learning landscapes. How does a university create an infrastructure that connects individuals into a community of practice with a shared vision towards dynamic eLearning experiences? Learn how trailblazers have joined forces in digital instruction transformation.


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Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
  • Other
  • Community College
Other
Community College Summit Welcome Remarks
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Frances Villagran-Glover (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

This opening session will feature Dr. Frances Villagran-Glover sharing the vision of the Community College Summit, the goals for the collaborative sessions, and what participants will do over the course of the summit.

 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Workshop Session 1
  • Keynote Address
  • HBCU
Keynote Address
HBCU Welcome and Overview; HBCU Keynote Address; Applying Technology Innovations within Your Institutions
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robert Blaine (Tougaloo College)
Co-presenters: Moustapha Diack (Southern University-Baton Rouge & Director MERLOT Africa Network), Ray Belton (Southern University System)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

8:30am-8:55am  Welcome and Overview 

Join Professor Moustapha Diack, HBCU Summit Chair, and SUS President/Chancellor Ray Belton as they welcome attendees to the HBCU Summit at OLC Innovate 2017. Prof. Diack and President Belton, along with the HBCU Summit steering committee, will provide an overview on strategies for effectively delivering online and hybrid education affordably.  These strategies will subsequently be shared and discussed throughout the summit.  Strategies include:

  • Institutional strategies for online education and technology innovations (Day 1)
  • Textbook affordability strategies using free and open educational resources (Day 2)

This overview will be followed by a small group discussion on participants' priorities for their institution.  

8:55am-9:40am  Keynote Address

Robert Blaine, Ph.D. (Jackson State University and member of the OLC Board of Directors), will deliver a keynote presentation, "Building Online Professional Certifications into the Undergraduate Curriculum:  Reducing student costs, Reducting time towards matriculation, Adding value to traditional degrees, & creating institutional revenue."

HBCU graduates are finding themselves in a rapidly changing environment of employer credentialing.  More often, employers are seeking candidates with proven expertise in specific skill sets rather than the global learning experience of the undergraduate curriculum.  How can institutions reduce costs for students and decrease their time towards matriculation?  How can institutions create high quality online programs that provide professional certifications?  How can institutions use a professional certificate program to grow enduring ties to the corporate community and create robust revenue streams for the institution?  The answer to these questions and more will be discussed in the keynote address by Dr. Blaine.

9:40am-10:00am  Applying Technology Innovations within Your Institutions 

Dr. Blaine, Dr. Diack and Dr. Belton, along with the HBCU Summit Steering Committee members, will facilitate discussions and answer HBCU Summit participant questions on issues involving applying technology innovations in their institutions.  The discussions will focus on activities institutions can perform over the next 6 months as some of the first steps in applying innovations within their institutions.

 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • HBCU
  • OLC Session
Workshop
HBCU Summit - OLC Quality Scorecard: Getting Started
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

10:30am-11:10am  OLC Quality Scorecard:  Getting Started

Join Dr. Jennifer Mathes, OLC Director of Strategic Partnerships, as she discusses the OLC Quality Scorecard and how HBCUs can get started using it.  Dr. Mathes will review best practices to help you evaluate your online learning program, as well as discuss first steps for implementation with campus leadership.

11:10am-12:00pm  Quality Scorecard small group discussions

Dr. Mathes will facilitate small group discussions with HBCU Summit participants on first steps in applying the OLC Quality Scorecard at their institution.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Welcome Lunch & Opening Keynote: Lightning Talk Sessions
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Not Applicable (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

OLC Innovate 2017 (#OLCInnovate) opens up with a fast-paced speaker series we call Lightning Talks. Our Lightning Talks introduce the 5 guiding themes of Innovate this year, including: pedagogy, structure, workforce, challenges in learning, and a wild card – Propose Your Own – that pulls together the trends and climate of learning in our world today. Our #OLCInnovate Lightning Talks strive to introduce you to the concepts of innovation along with inspire you to think further about the conference experience ahead. We’ll be working with our communication back channel during these talks to allow you to brainstorm and note-take alongside your peers, for a truly collaborative, innovative learning opportunity. We hope this dynamic welcome allows you to start an early engagement into our conference’s topics and to begin to network with all of our OLC community members.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Learning Out Loud
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michelle Pacansky-Brock (California State University-Channel Islands)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Position: 1
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

***Michelle is 1 of 5 presenters in this opening Welcome Lunch/Lightning Talks general session***

Listening to the sound of a human voice conveys emotion, fosters empathy, and supports more learner variability than reading text. Yet, student voices are rarely part of learning online. How does the student experience change when speaking and listening to peers is made part of an online class? What barriers prevent faculty and students from learning out loud?


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Re-thinking the Design of Courses to Maximize Faculty to Student Meaningful Interactions and Quality/Timely Feedback
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Shean (Ashford University & Bridgepoint Education)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Position: 2
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

***Andrew is 1 of 5 presenters in this opening Welcome Lunch/Lightning Talks general session***

Bridgepoint Education has developed over 1,200 high quality online courses through a centralized model of delivery. With over 45,000 students and programs ranging from AA to doctorate, we serve largely adult working population at scale. Over the last year, a task force of stakeholders from academic, instructional design, and product leadership were challenged with creating a new model of learning that could be tested with the ultimate purpose of increasing faculty-student feedback & student engagement. In this session, you will see what they cooked up.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Telling it Straight: The Seven Deadly Sins of Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mark Brown (Dublin City University)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Position: 3
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

***Mark is 1 of 5 presenters in this opening Welcome Lunch/Lightning Talks general session***

This talk tells it straight about the messy edge of innovation. It shares seven deadly sins that help to take us beyond the B.S., buzzwords and bandwagons of online learning.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Do They Know What They Know? Communicating Learner Competencies to Companies
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Mac Adkins (SmarterServices)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Position: 4
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

***Mac is 1 of 5 presenters in this opening Welcome Lunch/Lightning Talks general session***

How do employers know what our graduates know? Sure, their resume lists a degree such as a Bachelor of Science in Business. But what does that imply that they know and what can they do with that knowledge? Several efforts are underway to better communicate the competencies of our graduates. Competency Based Education (CBE) is a degree program structure that is becoming more popular and advances students not on time spent, but on competencies demonstrated. Alternative credentials (badges, certifications and nano degrees) are also becoming recognized by employers as they concisely communicate a set of acquired skills. Employers themselves are granting credentials for the training and education they are providing their staff.

This climate calls for targeted communication between industry and higher education. Not only must we identify what students must learn, but we must articulate how they will perform in the workplace with their acquired skills set. The deliverable resulting from the dialogue is closer alignment between industry standards and curriculum planning.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
  • Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Keynote Address - Lightning Talk
Innovating for the Future: Connecting Trends Across Industries
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:20 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Dunn (BlogBrevity)
Track: Propose Your Own
Location: Grand Ballroom A-E (5th Floor)
Position: 5
Session Duration: 1hr 20min
Brief Abstract:

***Angela is 1 of 5 presenters in this opening Welcome Lunch/Lightning Talks general session***

This presentation will be a dynamic, fast-paced overview of future trends and how technology is exponentially driving innovation. Its purpose is to look into the future and inspire attendees with many possibilities from various industries. What will life, learning and work be like in a world when machines think and augment our capabilities?


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Bayside A (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Solutions Showcase
Solutions Showcase
Humanizing the Online Environment
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Barry (VoiceThread)
Track: N/A
Location: Gallier A/B (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Text based discussion boards alone can't deliver the subtlety and expression needed for meaningful connection. Voices and faces, along with interactive experience is proven to triple the memory retention rate of your audience. VoiceThread provides a variety of options to transform the traditional online offerings.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Conversations that Work
Conversations that Work
Concierge Model Faculty Training and Online Course Design
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: David McCurry (University of South Carolina Upstate)
Track: Structural Innovation
Location: Grand Chenier (5th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will present a developing model of individualized, one-on-one course consultation review and improvement for online programs. One on one course development between faculty and designers is emerging as the most effective method, but poses challenges for instructional design and faculty support services. This will be a facilitated discussion for all those involved in online course improvement.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Fostering Faculty Innovation Communities
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Heather Haseley (Northwestern University)
Co-presenters: Tara Koger (The Ohio State University), Brian McNurlen (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Track: Challenging Barriers to Innovation
Location: Oak Alley (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Fostering faculty innovation in using technology for teaching and learning is a challenge for most educational institutions. Engage with panelists from three different universities, representing a wide range of experiences and stages of implementation, about their experiences in starting, incentivizing, and expanding faculty development programs and educational innovation communities. 


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Best in Track
Education Session
Using Virtual Exchange (COIL) Programs to Provide Work Force Aligned Distance Collaboration Skills
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Douglas Hemphill (SUNY Oswego)
Track: Workforce Innovation
Location: Rhythms I (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

SUNY Oswego has been running Collaborative Online International Learning courses since 2014 which have US and foreign students working together on shared outcome projects as part of their normal course experience.  Proven experience gained utilizing distance communication technology to interact with foreign nationals is a major differentiator in today's market.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
  • OLC Session
Education Session
Strategies for Implementing OLC Quality Scorecard at Institutions
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Mathes (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Rhythms III (2nd Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Dr. Mathes will facilitate small group discussions with HBCU Summit participants, focusing on drafting strategies that participants can take back to their institution to assist with implementation of the Quality Scorecard.  Each group will share their campus strategies with the larger group, to include discussions on strategies to scope institutional goals for the next year, as well as expected challenges and strategies to overcome challenges.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Bayside A (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Designing Innovative Courses with Self-Determined / Heutagogical Learning Pathway Mapping
Date: Wednesday, April 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Matt Crosslin (University of Texas at Arlington LINK Research Lab)
Track: Pedagogical Innovation
Location: Bayside A (4th Floor)
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Expanding upon last’s year’s customizable pathways session, this innovation lab will look at how to design courses that allow learners to map and follow their own personalized learning pathway. Based on the dual-layer MOOC model (DALMOOC / HumanMOOC), this lab will look at current ideas and future directions as well.


Wednesday April 05, 2017 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Bayside C (4th Floor)
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session