OLC Innovate: Musical Bingo!

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Brief Abstract

Now is a good time to head to the virtual dram shop, grab a beverage, snack and Bingo card for a little pixelated pandemic-release. We will dust off the ol' jukebox and throw out your favorite songs in a game of Musical Bingo! Come join us and win a few fun prizes!


Clark Shah-Nelson serves as Assistant Dean of Instructional Design and Technology for the University of Maryland School of Social Work and is a doctoral student in Evidence-Based Management/Business Administration. Clark is an eLearning instructional design development professional with 25 years experience in educational technology innovations: teaching, designing leading award-winning online and distance learning teams for learning management platform implementation, training, end user support, professional development and engagement. He has presented at numerous online learning and ed tech conferences, was co-founder of the Blend-Online Educause constituent group, co-founding master chef of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) Technology Test Kitchen, and has recently volunteered as Conference Co-Chair for OLC Innovate and Engagement Co-Chair for OLC Accelerate Clark has authored chapters on synchronous tools for teaching and learning support and co-authored a chapter on professional development installations. As a consultant, Clark has worked on several international projects in the realm of blended and online learning.
Matt Norsworthy, Ed.D. establishes relationships with institutions in order to develop strategies for improvement in their online and blended programs. Matt provides professional development options and project development solutions for institutions of all sizes, both public and private, domestically and internationally. Dr. Norsworthy has been designing, developing, and teaching English and Humanities courses for over fifteen years. He has a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing from National University and a Masters of Liberal Studies in English from Fort Hays State University. In addition, he holds a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education and Organizational Change from Benedictine University where he wrote his dissertation on “A Comparison of the Experiences of Online and Face-to-Face Doctoral Students in the Humanities”.

Extended Abstract

Hi there and thank you for playing ZINGO. We will be playing 1 round of Musical Bingo – called I Love the 80’s

Here are the basic rules of the game:

  • A snippet of a song will play for approximately 15 seconds.
  • During the  time the song is playing, you are going to want to locate the song on your bingo card and then cross or blot that square.
  • The center square is FREE, just like regular bingo.
  • Between songs there will be a brief pause (usually around 5 seconds) before the next song is played.
  • If you have a ZINGO, you will need to type ZINGO in the chat window. There is about a 20-second delay between the live game and comments on ZINGO. Because every person has different internet speeds we unfortunately have to take the first message that gets to us as the winning ZINGO. So you might have typed it first but because another person had faster internet etc. their ZINGO might register first. Unfortunately, this is just the problem with an online world.

There are two ways to get your game card (online or manual).

Option 1 (Online):

  • When the game starts, you will want to have a separate device for the game card (mobile device, tablet, second screen etc).
  • Click this website: https://webbingo.live/
  • Enter your Name, email address and the game code *****We will give you the game code during the start of the game****

Option 2 (Printed Card):

  • If the online website is down or if you prefer to play with a traditional printed card, plese look at "Session Materials" for this session for a printable PDF with all the cards. We will assign you a card number when it is time to play.


Have fun, stay safe and enjoy ZINGO from the comfort of your own home.