Field Guide "Power Hour" - Onsite Program

Brief Abstract

If you’re looking for support in orienting to the conference, the Field Guide Power Hour is a must! Get support in planning your conference experience and kick things off with some casual networking.


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Megan Kohler is a Learning Designer with the John A. Dutton e-Education Institute at Penn State. She has presented at international conferences, such as Open Ed 2010 in Barcelona, Spain, the International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu, Hawaii, and the Online Learning Consortium in Orlando, Florida. Megan relies on her training and experience as a professional actor to create a fun and engaging experience within her presentations and design work. Among her professional accomplishments, she is recognized for her work as the lead instructional designer and project manager on Penn State’s highly-rated Epidemics MOOC. She conceptualized the MOOCs by Design Webinar series and served as the pedagogical lead for the Penn State Digital Badges Initiative. She continues to explore interesting opportunities focused on improving the online learning experience for higher education.
Dorothy Loftin holds a Master's of Science in Educational Information Technology and is an Instructional Design Specialist at Oregon State University, ranked Top 10 in the national by U.S. News & World Report. She has presented at national and international conferences and she trains course developers in an award winning faculty development program recognized by the Online Learning Consortium for Excellence in Faculty Development for online teaching. Dorothy is the lead expert on accessibility at Oregon State University Ecampus.

Extended Abstract

Join your volunteer onsite Field Guides for the Field Guide Power Hour, where they will help you plan your conference experiences based on your areas of interest, help you connect with the Navigators Guild, and explore all that the conference has to offer. During this power hour, you’ll have the chance to organize your conference schedule and select presentations and activities you want to attend. The OLC Field Guides will be there to suggest interesting presentations and social activities, train you on the use of the OLC Accelerate Virtual conference venue and website, and point out Engagement Maps designed to help with your program planning. Throughout the conference, you can access a collection of asynchronous informational videos and artifacts in PlayPosit, aimed at helping answer your conference going queries.