DISTANCE TEACHING & LEARNING CONFERENCE - AUGUST 7-9, 2018 Monona Terrace Convention Center Madison, WI

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DISTANCE TEACHING & LEARNING CONFERENCE - AUGUST 7-9, 2018 Monona Terrace Convention Center Madison, WI
Program and Schedule

34th Annual

AUGUST 7-9, 2018
Monona Terrace Convention Center   •   Madison, WI

DISTANCE TEACHING & LEARNING CONFERENCE - AUGUST 7-9, 2018 Monona Terrace Convention Center Madison, WI
Tuesday, August 7
8:30-11:30am      Pre-conference 3-hour workshops (fee; pre-register)
                  Conference blended certificates (fee; pre-register)
10:30-11:15am     Orientation to the conference—Lecture Hall
11:30am-1pm       Networking luncheon (fee; pre-register)—Grand Terrace
1:15-2:45pm       Pre-conference 90-minute workshops (fee; pre-register)
1:15-2pm          Orientation to the conference—Lecture Hall
2-6pm             Exhibit Hall open (Learning Stage starts at 3:30pm)—Ballroom
3-4:40pm          ABCs of DE—Lecture Hall
3-3:45/4-4:45pm   ePoster sessions—Ballroom
3-3:45/4-4:45pm   Speed sessions—Hall G
4-6pm             Ex Hall—Wisconsin tailgate reception—Ballroom

Wednesday, August 8
7-8:30 am         Continental breakfast—Exhibition Hall A (lower level)
7-7:45 am         Early-bird discussions—Community Terrace
8-9:30 am         Conference kick-off and keynote—Exhibition Hall A
                  Patti Sanchez—Using the power of story to reach distance learners’ hearts
                  and minds
9:30am-4pm        Exhibit Hall open—Ballroom
9:30-10:15am      Refreshments, ePoster sessions, and Learning Stage—Ballroom
10:15-11am        Conference sessions
11:15am-noon      Conference sessions                          NOTE: For locations of
Noon-1:15pm       Lunch plenary—Exhibition Hall A              ALL sessions and workshops
1:30-2:15pm       Conference sessions                          see program pages.
2:30-3:15pm       Conference sessions
3:15-4pm          Final Ex Hall and dessert reception—Ballroom
3:15-4pm          ePoster sessions and Learning Stage—Ballroom
4:15-5:15pm       Afternoon keynote—Exhibition Hall A
                  Alec Couros—Understanding the digital realities of our students

Thursday, August 9
7-7:45am          Early-bird discussions—Community Terrace
7-8:30am          Continental breakfast—Grand Terrace
8-8:45am          Conference sessions
9-9:45am          Conference sessions
10-10:30am        Conference sessions
10:45-11:30am     Conference sessions
11:45am-12:30pm   Conference sessions
12:30-2:30pm      Lunch and keynote—Ballroom
                  Susan Aldridge—Harnessing the power of technology to enhance the
                  promise of education
DISTANCE TEACHING & LEARNING CONFERENCE - AUGUST 7-9, 2018 Monona Terrace Convention Center Madison, WI
Wednesday, 8am                Wednesday, 4:15pm           Thursday, 12:30pm
Exhibition Hall A             Exhibition Hall A           Madison Ballroom
Using the power of story      Understanding the digital   Harnessing the power of
to reach distance learners’   realities of our students   technology to enhance the
hearts and minds                                          promise of education

Patti Sanchez                 Alec Couros                 Susan Aldridge
Duarte, Inc.                  University of Regina        Drexel University Online

   Wondering which Information Sessions to attend? Tracks make it easier
   for you to find sessions in your area of interest and plan your conference
   schedule. See page 4 for more details.
   Tracks include:
     ■   Assessing learning
     ■   Online program management
     ■   Quality & evaluation
     ■   Design for learning
     ■   Engage!
     ■   Research to practice
     ■   V/R, video, & games
     ■   STEM @ a distance

   New this year is the Peer Feedback Session. The session starts with 15
   minutes of the presenter describing their challenge, sharing their research,
   or presenting their framework for the discussion that follows. For the last
   30 minutes, participants engage in a discussion around the presenter’s
   topic, giving feedback on ideas, helping to solve a problem, brainstorming
   new ways to approach a topic, and so on. This new, interactive session
   is meant to provide the presenter an opportunity to share his or her
   work and receive feedback from a community of peers in a collegial,
   professional environment.

DISTANCE TEACHING & LEARNING CONFERENCE - AUGUST 7-9, 2018 Monona Terrace Convention Center Madison, WI

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    6                    7                    8               9                   10

     1. Kelvin Bentley—OERs                              6. Penny Ralston-Berg—Instructional design
     2. Kate Sonka—eAccessibility & inclusive design     7. Oliver Dreon—Assessing with video
     3. Sean Gallagher—Alternative online credentials    8. Evie Oregon—Student retention & satisfaction
     4. Rachel Niemer—Gameful pedagogy                   9. Vickie Cook—Institutional change
     5. Kui Xie—Online motivation & engagement          10. Ann Taylor—Hiring & keeping faculty

    Exhibit Hall events
    Visit the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday (2-6pm) and Wednesday (9:30am-4pm) to
    meet exhibitors and learn about the latest tools, technologies, and services
    you can incorporate into your own online courses. Attend a Sponsor Showcase
    on the Learning Stage for educational and informative presentations from
    industry experts and for demonstrations of various tools for creating and
    managing eLearning.
    Network with exhibitors and colleagues at our two reception events.
        ■ Wisconsin tailgate reception, Tuesday 4-6pm
        ■ Dessert reception, Wednesday 3:15-4pm

DISTANCE TEACHING & LEARNING CONFERENCE - AUGUST 7-9, 2018 Monona Terrace Convention Center Madison, WI
Program Guide

Agenda............................................................................................................ inside front cover
Concurrent sessions and events
             Session types ................................................................................................................4
             Tuesday ...................................................................................................................... 6-9
             Wednesday ........................................................................................................... 11-19
             Thursday ................................................................................................................ 21-29
Conference highlights ............................................................................................................ 1-2
Exhibitors and sponsors
             Diagram and booth guide.................................................................................... 30-31
             Exhibitor descriptions and ads........................................................................... 32-48
             Sponsors ..........................................................................................inside back cover
Internet access and Guidebook conference app ..................................................................5
             Monona Terrace ................................................................................................... 53-54
             Madison and hotels ...................................................................................................55
Shuttle van service ...................................................................................................................56
Staff, committee, and advisors ...............................................................................................52


General Information
         • Name badges: Please remember to wear your badge as it is required for admission to all conference events.
         • Cell phones: As a courtesy to the presenters and other attendees, please turn off cell phones during sessions.
             If you must take a phone call, please leave the session room.
         • Evaluations: Your feedback counts! Please complete the individual session evaluations handed out at the
             sessions or through the Guidebook Conference app. Completed evaluations may be put in the red evaluation
             boxes located in the session rooms or in general areas throughout the Monona Terrace and at the Conference
             Information counter.


Session Types

Discussions (45 minutes)
      • Discussions (D-#)
          Facilitators briefly introduce their topic or book, provide key points, and guide a discussion with participants.
          Two or three discussions will be scheduled concurrently.
      • Early-bird Discussions (EB-#)
          For early risers on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, invited facilitators will lead discussions.
      • Featured Discussions
          Follow-up discussions with keynote speakers and other invited speakers.

Interactive sessions (Fee & pre-registration required)
      • Blended Conference Certificates
          Professional development courses with pre/post conference activities and an onsite certificate session.
      • Workshops (AM-# or PM-#)
          Hands-on sessions focused on a skill, tool, or topic. Tuesday only.

Showcases and demos
      • ePosters (EP-#)
          Presenters will briefly share their course, program, or research study and answer questions. Four ePosters
          will run concurrently in a time slot.
      • Learning Stage – Sponsor Showcase
          20-minute informative presentations from industry experts on various topics or tools related to online learning.
      • Show & Tell Sessions (ST-#)
          Presenters have 20 minutes to ‘show’ and demonstrate their topic, ‘tell’ their story, and answer questions. Two
          different topics will be provided during each 45-minute time slot.

Talks and presentations
      • Information Sessions (I-#)
          45-minute presentations on current topics; includes 5-10 minutes of discussion and Q&A.
        Tracks (icons are used as identifiers in the program)

                    Assessing learning                    Engage!                              Research to practice

                    Awards                                Online program                       STEM @ a distance
                    Design for learning                   Quality & evaluation                 V/R, video, & games

      • NEW! Peer Feedback Session (PF-#)
          In the first 15 minutes the presenter will describe their challenge, share their research, or present their
          framework, followed by 30 minutes of discussion and feedback from participants.
      • Speed Sessions (SP-#)
          10-minute, fast-paced presentations on a specific aspect of a topic followed by 5 minutes of Q&A. Two or
          three sessions will be scheduled back to back in time slot.
      • Spotlight Sessions and Featured Sessions
          45-minute presentations by thought leaders and acknowledged experts in the field of distance education
          and online learning; includes discussion and Q&A.

Staying Connected While at the Conference

High-speed wireless Internet access—Tuesday through Thursday
       Follow these steps to log on to this service:
             • Navigate to Wireless Network Connection on your computer/device
             • When this window opens, select the ssid monona-guest from the list
             • If necessary, select the Connect button in the lower, right corner
             • Now launch your Internet browser (Firefox, Chrome, etc.) to sign on to the wireless network
             • If you find the home page is blank, type in a URL such as http://depd.wisc.edu and press ‘Enter’ to launch
                 the service
             • A network Web authorization redirect window will open.
             • Enter access code: dtl2018

       Not working? Contact the Monona Terrace Greeter at the Main Entrance to request technical assistance.

Email Kiosk—Tuesday through Thursday                                                             Capitol Promenade
An email kiosk will be available to check email while at the conference. Check the sign by the kiosk for available hours.

Guidebook Conference App
Enhance your conference experience with Guidebook and receive the latest conference updates. Guidebook allows
you to plan your own agenda, rate sessions, connect with other attendees, and much more!

       Follow these steps to download the app:
       1. On your cell phone or tablet, go to the app shop
              • For iOS users > App Store
              • For Android users > Google Play Store
       2. Tap on Search, then enter the word “guidebook”
       3. Download and install the app
       4. Tap ‘Open’ to launch the app or tap on the app icon
       5. Sign up for a Guidebook account using a preexisting Facebook account or email address
              • If signing up with email, you must enter your current email and create a password.
       6. Once your account is created, you will be taken to the Guidebook homepage within the app. In the search bar,
          enter the conference name – 2018 Distance Teaching & Learning Conference NOTE: There is no passphrase
          for this guide.
       7. The conference guide should appear at the top of the list. Tap on the title, then tap ‘Get This Guide’. The guide
          will automatically begin to download.
       8. Once it is downloaded, you will have access to the guide’s content and resources. Tap on the menu icon (          )
          in the upper left corner to begin exploring.                                  	

Tuesday, August 7
          8:30 AM - 2:45 PM

          Workshops, Conference Certificates, and the Networking Luncheon require pre-registration, an additional fee, and
          have limited seating. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) do not have an extra fee, but do require pre-registration. Check with
          Registration on availability.

          Morning Workshops                                                Orientation to the Conference

          8:30-11:30am                                                     10:30-11:15am                                  Lecture Hall
                                                                           DT&L Conference staff
          AM-1                                        Hall E
          So, they have asked you to teach an online course
          James Moore, DePaul University                                   Networking Luncheon
          AM-2                                      Hall F                 11:30am-1:00pm                               Grand Terrace
          Learner engagement strategies across generations                 Orientation to the Conference
          Caryn Stanley and Julie Hewitt, University of Wisconsin–
          Platteville                                                      1:15-2:00pm                                    Lecture Hall
                                                                           DT&L Conference staff
          AM-3                                         Hall G
          Emerging technologies for student centered learning
          Ray Schroeder and Vickie Cook, University of Illinois            Afternoon Workshops
          Springfield                                                      1:15-2:45pm
          AM-4                                    Room K                   PM-1                                      Hall F
          How can we apply the science of learning to                      Got sims? Designing low-fidelity simulations to
          online and blended/hybrid                                        create high impact
          Bob DuBois, Waukesha County Technical College and                Jana Hitchcock and Karen Paulson, Penn State World Campus
          Andrew Cole, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater
                                                                           PM-2                                          Room K
          AM-5                                        Room L               Systems thinking for the distance learning classroom
          Designing for cultural inclusivity: Building online              Keith Smith and Tricia Berry, Purdue University Global
          wisdom communities
          Charlotte Gunawardena, University of New Mexico; Casey           PM-3
          Frechette, University of South Florida; and Ludmila Layne,       Cancelled
          ARMonE Solutions LLC                                             PM-4                                      Hall J
          AM-6                                     Room M                  Beyond the basics: Intermediate techniques for
          Truth or fiction? Helping students to become                      online learning videos
          digital content curators                                         Ryan Eash, TechSmith Corporation
          Brad Garner, Indiana Wesleyan University                         PM-5                                     Hall E
          AM-7                                  Room N                     Ensuring online courses meet credit hour
          Designing with ADA in mind: Applying WCAG                        requirements
          requirements to course design                                    Brandon Taylor and Kayla Jutzi, Columbia College Chicago
          Martin LaGrow and Renee Albrecht, Ellucian                       PM-6                                    Room L
          AM-8                                       Hall J                Improve learning with voice and screencasting
          Take your online learning videos to a new level                  feedback to students
          Ryan Eash, TechSmith Corporation                                 John Orlando, Northcentral University
                                                                           PM-7                                                   Hall H
          Conference Certificate Sessions                                  It’s easy! Integrating fun, engaging and
                                                                           interactive online tools
                                                                           Elizabeth Kiggins and Julie Gahimer, University of Indianapolis
          CS-1                                                Hall H
                                                                           PM-8                                   Room M
          Fundamentals of Online Teaching
                                                                           Designing compliance training to encourage
          Janet Staker Woerner and Karin Spader, University of
          Wisconsin–Madison                                                dialogue
                                                                           Mike Gau and Randy Mentz, University of Wisconsin–
          CS-2                                                    Hall I   Platteville
          Online Education Administration
          Brian Udermann, University of Wisconsin–LaCrosse

Tuesday, August 7
                                                                                                         2:00 - 3:45 PM

Exhibit Hall Open                                               ABCs of DE: Avoiding the Pitfalls
2:00-6:00pm                                      Ballroom       3:00-4:40pm                                     Lecture Hall
Find out about the latest technologies, products, and           Are you new or relatively new to the field of online
services from industry leaders. Learning Stage presentations    education? Join these practitioners as they address a

from conference sponsors and ePoster Sessions will also         range of topics in online teaching. At the end of this
take place in the Ex Hall at specified times.                   session you will leave with a deeper understanding of
                                                                the hot topics in the field, as well as practical tips and
ePosters                                                        techniques to help you succeed.

3:00-3:45pm                                      Ballroom       Moderator and facilitator
                                                                Olena Zhadko, Lehman College, CUNY
Medical student preferences and outcomes in a                   Alignment and backward design: From
blended education model                                         objectives to outcomes
Jeffery Fritz and Roy Long, Medical College of Wisconsin-       Martin LaGrow, Ellucian
Central Wisconsin
This session will detail the distance learning format used      Creating and facilitating engaging discussions in
at a new regional medical school, learner preferences and       the online classroom
experiences with this format, and learner outcomes to date.     Justin Staley, DePaul University

EP-2                                                            Creating meaning through authentic assessment
Training an army: Building scalable professional                online
development resources                                           Jennifer Dobberfuhl Quinlan, Brigham Young University
Tyler Beckstrom and Brad Barson, Brigham Young
University-Idaho                                                From passive observers to active participants
                                                                Nikki Schutte, College of St. Scholastica
How can you build a scalable faculty development program
for 1600+ online remote instructors and allow for continual
                                                                Researched evidence for pedagogical use of
growth? See how one institution addresses this issue.
                                                                video and resources
EP-3                                                            Nancy Evans, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Promising practices: Preparing faculty to design
and teach online                                                Speed Sessions
Jessica Mansbach and Kristlyn Dalton, Loyola University
Chicago                                                         3:00-3:45pm                                            Hall G

The success of Loyola University Chicago’s 6-week Online        SP-1
Teaching Course that prepares faculty to teach online           Creating project-based authentic assessments
suggests promising practices for other universities to use.     Joan Saliskas, Rasmussen College
The presenters will share practices and discuss how to
incentivize faculty participation.                              Discover how Rasmussen College creates project-based
                                                                authentic summative assessments for all its online courses.
Promoting a participatory culture in a blended course           SP-2
Karin Spader, University of Wisconsin–Madison                   Moving from pencil to pixel: Promoting
                                                                successful computer-based tests
The presenter will provide an overview of promoting a           Aaron Kraft, Arizona State University
participatory culture in a M.S. Secondary Education course on
integrating technology into teaching. They will share design    Learn how high-stakes computer-based testing in nursing
strategies as well as the outcome of the student projects.      education prepares students for success on their licensure exam.

                                                                Automated notifications to keep learners’
                                                                attention alive in a MOOC
                                                                Cengiz Hakan Aydin, Anadolu University
                                                                Hear about the effects of automated notifications on
                                                                learners’ attention and persistence in MOOCs.
Tuesday, August 7
          3:30 - 4:45 PM

          Learning Stage                                                ePosters
          3:30-3:50pm                           Ballroom                4:00-4:45pm                                      Ballroom
          Case study: How webinars raise education above
          the barriers                                                  EP-5
          Radek Sadurski, ClickMeeting                                  Personalizing and delivering career counseling

          In a perfect world, everyone would have wide open
                                                                        Helen LaVan, DePaul University
          access not just to education, but also to top-class experts
          and courses. Unfortunately, teaching and learning             The focus of this session is to change thinking about
          professionals have multiple obstacles to contend with.        how personalized career development services can be
          E-learning with webinars gives the winning combination,       delivered “just in time” in an asynchronous format, using
          and there is no better way of gaining cognition               high quality but low-cost resources.
          opportunities than to assimilate experiences of each other.
          4:00-4:20pm                                                   Supportive teaching tools: Theory to practice in
          Finding quality OER resources and analyzing                   virtual classrooms
          their effectiveness                                           Oliver Grundmann and Justin De Leo, University of Florida
          Laura VonRosenburg, Intellus Learning                         Bridging the gap in online classrooms from constructivist
          Intellus Learning helps educators quickly replace             theory to on-the-job practice skills can be accomplished
          textbooks with high quality OER and other digital content.    using supportive teaching tools. Learn about asynchronous
          You’ll get a valuable snapshot of what content is working     presentations, virtual labs, and annotated collaborative
          for your students, what’s not, and how to leverage Intellus   document collations.
          Learning for just-in-time teaching and remediation. Learn
          how to use our platform to create just-in-time lessons,       EP-7
          replace your entire textbook - or both.                       Learning the content: Students’ perspective and
          4:25-4:45pm                                                   Mary Wilhelm-Chapin and Tiffany Koszalka, Syracuse
          Quick start to accessible video                               University
          Elisa Edelberg, 3Play Media
                                                                        These presenters will share students’ detailed
          Learn the basics of how to add closed captions and audio      descriptions of their use of course learning resources
          description to online video to make it fully accessible,      to shed light on our understanding of learner-content
          searchable, and SEO friendly. Understand the legal            interactions. Students explained which resources helped
          requirements and lawsuits surrounding video accessibility,    and didn’t help them learn course content.
          formats, and video player compatibility, as well as an
          overview of automated workflows and integrations with         EP-8
          lecture capture and video platforms.                          More than a number: Strategies for personalizing
                                                                        learning environments
          4:50-5:10pm                                                   Michelle Burcin and Kim Kato, Walden University
          How to make effective educational videos
                                                                        This session is focused on removing the distance in distance
          John Orlando, Magna Publications
                                                                        education while also improving the learning environment for
          Anyone can make highly effective educational videos on        students and the working environment for faculty.
          their own computer at little or no cost. It only takes an
          understanding of a few basic principles. Come learn how
          to make engaging and effective educational videos in a
          variety of formats on your own computer.

          Is AI coming to education? If so, what does it mean?
          Alfred Essa, McGraw-Hill Education
          AI and Machine Learning is transforming industries from
          health care to transportation. This session will present a
          vendor-neutral evidence-based framework for evaluating
          the state of AI in education. What is it? How does it work?
          Does it work? How do we know it works? Is it biased?

Tuesday, August 7
                                                                                                      4:00 - 6:00 PM

Speed Sessions                                                  Special Interest Group (SIG) Meet-ups
4:00-4:45pm                                          Hall G     5:00-6:00pm
                                                                See Guidebook for SIG information.
Using music through recorded songs and lyrics

to teach history online                                         Exhibit Hall Reception
Charles Getchell, Saint Anselm College                          4:00-6:00pm                                     Ballroom
Determine why online course modules are enhanced                Join us in the Ex Hall for the Wisconsin Tailgating
by including audio files, performance videos, and lyrics        Reception to meet with exhibitors and network with
supplementing written and even visual instruction.              colleagues! Find out about the latest technologies,
                                                                products, and services from industry leaders and listen to
SP-5                                                            Learning Stage presentations from conference sponsors.
Using digital games in support of the novice-
expert framework
Angela Samosorn, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Define digital game-play principles and see how they can nest
with the stages of movement between novice and expert.

Teaching and learning with Loom in the online
Priscilla Bamba, Grand Canyon University
See a demo of how to use Loom for delivering recorded

Conference Notes

Wednesday, August 8
                                                                                                       7:00 - 10:15 AM

Early-Bird Discussions                                            Exhibit Hall and Refreshments
7:00-7:45am                            Community Terrace          9:30-10:15am                                     Ballroom
EB-1                                                              Visit with exhibitors and listen to Learning Stage
The big picture: Learning analytics                               presentations and ePoster sessions.
Al Essa, McGraw-Hill Higher Education                             Note: Ex Hall is open until 4:00pm
Separate the hype from the practical lessons around learning
analytics in this conversation facilitated by an expert who has   ePosters
worked in industry, academia, and the commercial space.           9:30-10:15am                                     Ballroom

EB-2                                                              EP-9
Students, faculty, us: Time management and                        Chatting it up: Supporting students near and far
workload                                                          at their point of need
Karen Skibba, University of Wisconsin-Madison                     Elizabeth Walker Papke, Spring Arbor University
How can we best create a balance in our work and study            Learn how one library uses chat services to serve their
lives? This conversation is a “by us, for us” chance to           students at various locations at various times, to serve
discover best practices.                                          both traditional and online students at their point of need.

EB-3                                                              EP-10
Leaders’ how-to: Technology trends in DE                          UPgrade: A Blackboard course to teach learning
Brian Udermann, University of Wisconsin–La Crosse                 strategies to students
                                                                  Sara Incera and H.-T. Michael Chen, Eastern Kentucky
Find out how much the technology “tail” wags the distance-        University
education dog in this discussion led by a tech leader.            Learn about UPgrade, a Blackboard course to help
                                                                  students learn and apply six important learning strategies.
Conference Kick-off and Keynote
8:00-9:30am             Exhibition Hall A (lower level)           EP-11
                                                                  Supportive teaching tools: Theory to practice in
Director, Wendy Fritz, and Conference Programming Chair,          virtual classrooms
Tom Tobin, welcome attendees to the 34th annual Distance          Oliver Grundmann and Justin De Leo, University of Florida
Teaching & Learning Conference, providing highlights and
announcements. Keynote speaker follows welcome.                   Bridging the gap in online classrooms from constructivist
Note: Continental breakfast is available from 7:00-8:30 am.       theory to on-the-job practice skills can be accomplished
                                                                  using supportive teaching tools. Learn about asynchronous
                                                                  presentations, virtual labs, and annotated collaborative
Opening Keynote Speaker                                           document collations.
   Using the power of story to reach distance
   learners’ hearts and minds                                     Learning Stage
   Patti Sanchez, Chief Strategy Officer, Duarte, Inc.
                                                                  9:30-9:50am                                      Ballroom
   As a leader in the education field, you have the               What is Möbius?
   potential not only to imagine new approaches                   Louise Krmpotic, DigitalEd
   to learning, but also to inspire students, faculty
   members, and administrators to support and execute             Find out more about this comprehensive online
   your vision. By understanding how your audiences               courseware environment that focuses on science,
   think and feel, and by leveraging the power of                 technology, engineering, and mathematics, built on
   storytelling principles, you can express your ideas            the notion that people learn by doing. Students can
   in a way that resonates with your audiences and                explore important concepts using engaging, interactive
   motivates them to spread your ideas. Find out the              applications, visualize problems and solutions, and test
   ways that Patti Sanchez helps leaders understand               their understanding by answering questions that are
   the inner workings of the human mind and heart                 graded instantly.
   and then uses that knowledge to craft engaging
   narratives that cut through the clutter and resonate
   on a deep level.

Wednesday, August 8
            9:55 - 11:00 AM

            9:55-10:15am                                                  Discussions
            Badging for credit
            Susan Manning, Credly                                         10:15-11:00am                          Community Terrace

            Many institutions have added digital badges to professional   D-1
            development or continuing education programs. The tide        Building quality and buy-in through peer mentoring
            is turning, however, and badging for credit courses is        Katie Maier-O’Shea and Margaret Haefner, North Park
            happening! This session will present several programs and     University
            answer strategic questions you may have.
                                                                          Discover how universities on limited budgets can build excellent
                                                                          offerings by combining instructional design staff resources, the
            Spotlight Panel                                               Quality Matters process, and faculty/staff peer mentors.
                 10:15-11:00am                          Lecture Hall
                                                                          D-2 (Author Discussion)
                 An integrated approach to eAccessibility                 Culturally Inclusive Instructional Design: A
                 Kate Sonka, Michigan State University; Heidi             Framework and Guide for Building Online
                 Pettyjohn and Meghan Wuebker, University of              Wisdom Communities
                 Cincinnati                                               Charlotte Gunawardena, University of New Mexico; Casey
                 Accessibility experts will share take away               Frechette, University of South Florida; and Ludmila Layne,

                 strategies for addressing common faculty concerns.       ARMonE Solutions LLC
                 Hear about the origin of the Accessible Learning         The three authors of this new book will address why
                 Conference at Michigan State University; how to          culturally inclusive online instructional design matters.
                 drive conversation around accessibility as a social
                 justice issue; and how to create a culture of care       D-3
                 among faculty members, staff, and students. Also         Creating meaning through authentic assessment
                 learn how the University of Cincinnati expanded          online
                 accessibility by identifying the players, problem, and   Jennifer Dobberfuhl Quinlan and Carolyn Andrews,
                 approach for their distance education programs, plus     Brigham Young University
                 how they introduced a tool to help faculty members       The presenters will share examples of authentic
                 address eAccessibility.                                  assessment in online courses, engage participants to try
                                                                          the assessments together, and discuss direct applications
            Featured Session                                              for different disciplines.

            10:15-11:00am                                        Room L
                                                                          Information Sessions
            Strategies for adopting and adapting the use of               10:15-11:00am
            OERs across an institution
            Kelvin Bentley, University of West Florida                    I-1                                                     Hall E
            There is a growing effort within colleges and universities
                                                                          A 3D evaluation model for learner
            to help students more easily afford required instructional    performances in online discussions
            materials like textbooks by replacing them with open          Gulinna A and Seung Gutsch, Fort Hays State
            education resources (OERs). Understand key advantages         University
            and challenges that institutions face when they adopt         Hear research-backed best practices for assessing
            OERs in place of traditional proprietary textbooks. Hear      learner performance in asynchronous online discussions.
            about colleges and universities that are increasing the use   See results from three different platforms - Blackboard,
            of OER content; key issues that make it difficult to scale    Yellowdig, and Piazza.
            the use of OERs across faculty; and strategies to help
            improve the likelihood of faculty to adopt, use, and adapt    I-2                                                      Hall F
            their courses using OER content.                              Course mapping: Your GPS to course
            Featured Discussion                                           Margaret (Peggy) Muller and Kathleen Decker,
                                                                          Sullivan University
            10:15-11:00am                        Grand Terrace West
                                                                          Reach out to colleagues who are subject experts but not
            Keynote follow-up discussion                                  yet course designers. We share a course map that aligns
            Patti Sanchez, Duarte Inc.                                    objectives, instruction, and assessments.

Wednesday, August 8
                                                                                                 10:15 AM - 12:00 PM

I-3                                                   Hall H     Show & Tell Sessions
Creating a Generation Z engaged online
                                                                10:15-11:00am                                          Room M
or blended classroom experience
Vickie Cook, University of Illinois
Springfield                                                     ST-1
                                                                A searchable distance education efficacy
Explore the learning characteristics of Generation Z students   research database
and how these are different than previous generations.          Katie Linder and Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, Oregon State University
Understand existing biases and learn how to create active
learning strategies that engage these learners.                 Join these presenters as they showcase the features of a searchable
                                                                database of studies that allows users to find efficacy research
I-4                                                   Hall I    comparing online, blended/hybrid, and face-to-face modalities.
We’ve changed the classes, what about
the professional development?!?                                 ST-2
Traci Van Prooyen, Heartland Community College                  Understanding virtual technologies
                                                                Jeff Aronowitz, Powers.Media
Hear about three different types of virtual professional
development that model best practices for faculty in the        Get introduced to easily accessible virtual- and augmented-
online, blended, and/or distance education and training         reality software and hardware and discuss potential
environments.                                                   educational applications, including virtual classrooms.

I-5                                                Room N        Spotlight Panel
Who are they? CBE academic coaches                                 11:15am-12:00pm                             Lecture Hall
and their role on student success
Lindsey Harness, National Research Center for
                                                                   Research as inquiry: Flying into the
Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA)
                                                                   information headwind
From a cross-institutional qualitative study using in-             Sheila Stoeckel, Alex Stark, and I-Pang Fu, University of
depth interviews, findings will be shared regarding the            Wisconsin–Madison
characteristics of academic coaches, their perspectives
                                                                   Panelists will discuss key components of information
about competency-based education, and how their coaching
                                                                   literacy and highlight its vital importance for student
role influences student success.
                                                                   success in coursework and beyond. Learn more about the
                                                                   affordances of leveraging local expertise when teaching
I-6                                                   Hall J
                                                                   research collaboratively, and join in on a discussion of
Beyond narrated presentations:                                     strategies, scenarios, and challenges. After attending
Effective student-centered video use                               this session, attendees will 1) form a working definition
Laurie Berry and Eric Peloza, University of                        of information literacy, 2) understand why it is both an
Wisconsin–Extension                                                essential academic, career, and lifelong skill, and 3) be
Come and learn how to move beyond narrated                         able to analyze their curriculum for research needs or
presentations and make effective use of video to                   information-literacy gaps.
introduce, clarify, demonstrate, and apply content.
                                                                 Featured Session
Peer Feedback Session                                           11:15am-12:00pm                                          Room L
10:15-11:00am                                         Hall G
                                                                Increase student retention and satisfaction with
                                                                social presence and media richness
                                                                Evie Oregon, Western Kentucky University
Student and faculty involvement to reinvent
online general education                                        Despite the increased number of institutions providing
Nelly Lejter, New England College                               online learning programs, and more students choosing
                                                                distance education, student retention remains one of the
See how systematic student and faculty involvement              largest challenges in higher education. While online course
reinvented a general-education program that actually            formats offer convenient methods of instruction, poor course
matters to the fully online adult learner, promotes             development often leads to high attrition rates. Learn about the
retention and student success, and is aligned with              use of online social communities and richer media technologies,
workforce needs.                                                specifically Media Richness Theory (MRT) and Social Presence
                                                                Theory, in online course design and instruction, and how they
                                                                aid overall program retention and student satisfaction.
Wednesday, August 8
            11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

            Featured Discussion                                               I-8                                                  Hall F
                                                                              Ask away! An impromptu conversation
            11:15am-12:00pm                      Grand Terrace West
                                                                              with faculty and designers
                                                                              Penny Ralston-Berg and Jana Hitchcock, Penn
            Featured Session follow up discussion on OERs                     State World Campus
            Kelvin Bentley, University of West Florida
                                                                              This interactive panel of experienced instructional
                                                                              designers and faculty members examines how to build
            Discussions                                                       bridges between faculty members and instructional
                                                                              designers by clarifying the roles that each play.
            11:15am-12:00pm                       Community Terrace
                                                                              I-9                                                 Hall H
                                                                              Building rapport online
            Talks from the trenches: An LMS migration story
                                                                              Christie DeCarolis, Rutgers University–
            Briana Johnson, University of Missouri
            Surviving is not thriving when it comes to an LMS
                                                                              Many faculty members fear that the transition to online
            migration. This presentation showcases the story of a single
                                                                              teaching could result in the loss of personal connections
            designer charged with assisting more than 100 faculty with
                                                                              with their students. Find out about pedagogically-sound
            their course migrations over a two-year time span.
                                                                              methods and specific tools for fostering rapport online.

                                                                              I-10                                                 Hall I
            Discovery and decision-making from faculty surveys
                                                                              Good process makes good partners:
            Cariann Mathwig Ramseier, Viterbo University
                                                                              Finding alignment with your new OPM
            Do you have a small but vocal set of tech-only focused            Emily Wood, Helix Education and Teaira
            faculty? Do your faculty find and use tech not supported          Cooksey, Mount Mercy University
            by the institution? Share what we’ve learned about
                                                                              Expand established online programs or launch new ones
            understanding faculty online teaching and technology needs.
                                                                              with online program management (OPM) partners. Learn
                                                                              about one institution’s successful journey to collaboration.
            A survey about faculty misunderstandings of
                                                                              I-11                                    Room N
            competency-based education
                                                                              DistancED: A review of phenomenological
            Justine (Szu-Yueh) Chien, University of Wisconsin–
                                                                              studies of online learners
                                                                              Jonathan Becker, Virginia Commonwealth University
            The discussion will focus on the design and results of a survey
                                                                              Learn about the lived experience of distance learners and
            for faculty members and instructional designers to investigate
                                                                              how to design our learning experiences based on their
            faculty misunderstandings of competency-based education (CBE).
                                                                              experience of “presence” in the learning environment.

            Information Sessions                                              I-12                                                 Hall J
            11:15am-12:00pm                                                   Let’s play! How to use games in online
                                                                              courses to teach team concepts
            I-7                                                    Hall E     Catherine Gierman-Riblon, Rosalind Franklin
            Writing rubrics right                                             University of Medicine & Science
            Kerry Forsythe and Beth Apodaca, New Mexico State                 See how to use games in online courses as a learning
            University                                                        strategy that focuses on teaching the concepts of building
            Learn about the purpose of rubrics, explore how to write          effective teams and teaching team communications.
            an effective rubric, and review common mistakes that
            teachers make when designing rubrics.

Wednesday, August 8
                                                                                              11:15 AM - 2:15 PM

Peer Feedback Session                                          Spotlight Session (remote session)
11:15am-12:00pm                                     Hall G       1:30-2:15pm                            Lecture Hall

PF-2                                                             The teaching gestalt: Learning structure
Learning opportunities for sales professionals                   Jon Dron, Athabasca University
Maria Sardo, Sysco Corporation
                                                                 Student (angrily): You’re not teaching me anything.
Does distance learning have a place in the learning strategy     Me: But are you learning anything?
supporting the industry leader in foodservice? In a word,        Student: Yes. More than any other course I’ve ever
YES. Take a journey through Sysco’s history of learning and      taken, as a matter of fact. But it’s because I have
development. Distance learning plays an important role in        to learn everything myself. You’re not teaching me
developing experience and heightened engagement. In this         anything.
session the presenter will explore the distance learning
                                                                 What patterns drive the design of learning
perspective from a dual lens: corporate and academic.
                                                                 experiences? The presenter will explore the distinctive
                                                                 social forms and alternative ways that we learn online,
Show & Tell Sessions                                             framing our inquiry through the distributed teaching
11:15am-12:00pm                                   Room M         gestalt that our students experience.

ST-3                                                           Featured Session
Using plagiarism detection tools for a better                  1:30-2:15pm                                        Room L
learning experience
Adam Rusch, University of Illinois                             Mindfulness and online presence: Take a
Explore the range of plagiarism-detection tools, and see       healthier approach to building your ideal
how they can be used to improve learning instead of            learning environment
simply catching plagiarism.                                    Tiffany Guske, Speaker, Coach, Facilitator & Blogger
                                                               Is your current approach to online interaction with
ST-4                                                           learners hyper-responsive and leaving you drained? Do
For more TLC (Teacher-Learner Connections) in                  you feel as if you are online 24/7 in order to create a
online education                                               successful online presence and learning environment
Richard Edwards and Vanessa Ament, Ball State                  for your learners? Through a balance of self-reflection,
University                                                     mindfulness techniques, and discussion, participants will
Hear about a model that restores instructors to a primary      identify easy-to-apply solutions that enhance the learning
role within online communities of learners, and see how        experience for both instructors and learners. Expect to
online learners can connect with instructors synchronously     leave the session with techniques that will support self-
and asynchronously.                                            care and assist in building a stronger online presence,
                                                               with a renewed sense of clarity and inspiration about your
                                                               approach to learner interaction.
Lunch and General Session
12:00-1:15pm                           Exhibition Hall A       Featured Discussion
Enjoy lunch with colleagues followed by the Wedemeyer          1:30-2:15pm                        Grand Terrace West
and Shullo Award presentations, guest speaker
interviews, and conference updates.                            Featured Session follow-up discussion on
                                                               student retention
                                                               Evie Oregon, Western Kentucky University

Wednesday, August 8
            1:30 - 2:15 PM

            Discussions                                                     I-15                                                Hall H
                                                                            Extending the LMS for enhanced
            1:30-2:15pm                          Community Terrace
                                                                            communication and collaboration
                                                                            Nicole Weber, University of Wisconsin–
            D-7                                                             Whitewater
            Evolve: Distance learning veterans become
            certified online instructors                                     Explore the benefits and limitations of current learning
            Kelly Paynter and Jimmy Barnes, Jacksonville State University   management systems to support active, learner-
                                                                            centered instruction. Discuss workarounds for enhancing
            Find out what happened when experienced online                  communication and collaboration in all course modes.
            instructors took a mandatory certified online instructor
            (COI) course.                                                   I-16                                                 Hall I
                                                                            Online program planning: Insights from
            D-8                                                             students and administrators
            Strategies for an LMS transition: Managing                      Melissa Venable, HigherEducation.com
            change with faculty
            Cole McFarren and Michelle Rasmussen, Ashford University        When and how do you decide to launch an online program?
                                                                            This 4th annual research project shares insights from 300
            Discover how Ashford’s Center for Excellence in Teaching        online program administrators and 1500 students on topics
            and Learning (CETL) handled a change in the learning            related to program development, marketing, and retention.

            management system (LMS) to ensure faculty were
            appropriately informed, trained, and prepared for success.      I-17                                              Room N
                                                                            Starting an online education research
            D-9 (Author Discussion)                                         unit
            Jump-Start Your Online Classroom: Mastering                     Katie Linder, Oregon State University
            Five Challenges in Five Days
            David Stein, Ohio State University                              This session will explore the importance of housing a
                                                                            research unit within an online learning organization and
            This session will discuss five challenges that instructors      offer strategies for participants who may be interested in
            must master to become an effective beginning online             doing this on their own campuses.

                                                                            I-18                                                Hall J
            Information Sessions                                            Multiple realities: A primer on virtual/
                                                                            augmented/mixed reality
                                                                            Brandon Taylor, Columbia College Chicago
            I-13                                     Hall E                 Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality (VR/AR/MxR) are
            Boost evaluations, enhance learning, and                        emerging technologies that can facilitate and enhance
            minimize cheating                                               learning immersion, job aids, microlearning, just-in-time
            Jane Sutterlin and Emily Baxter, Penn State                     learning, and performance support in online, blended, and
            University                                                      face-to-face course. Join the session and learn how!

            Join us as we explore practical ways to leverage
            technology to develop positive relationships and create         Peer Feedback Session
            an active online classroom where students are motivated         1:30-2:15pm                                         Hall G
            to learn and understand the benefits of working hard and
            submitting high-quality work.                                   PF-3
                                                                            Operational assessment for online programs:
            I-14                                                  Hall F    Navigating the jungle
            Top ten steps to create an accessible                           Julie Hewitt and Mike Gau, University of Wisconsin–
            campus                                                          Platteville
            Martin LaGrow, Ellucian
                                                                            Join the presenters as they identify and discuss areas for
            How will the January 2018 changes to Section 508 affect         completing comprehensive operational assessment of the
            how institutions deliver digital learning content? Leave        administration of online programs.
            with an action plan for creating a culture that promotes
            adherence to ADA/508.

Wednesday, August 8
                                                                                                     1:30 - 3:15 PM

Show & Tell Sessions                                          Featured Session
1:30-2:15pm                                       Room M      2:30-3:15pm                                         Room L

ST-5                                                          Observing and assessing online courses
A tale of three epiphanies: Engineering a nuclear             Jean Mandernach, Grand Canyon University
training program                                              For the evaluation process to support effective online
David Pearson, Dominion Energy                                teaching and learning, evaluation outcomes must be
Using the nuclear-engineering field as an example, see how     linked to associated faculty-support services. This session
to transition a workforce accustomed to instructor-centered   will 1) demonstrate how to create evaluation blueprints
training to a student-centered blended/distance format.       to ensure meaningful data analysis; 2) discuss how
                                                              administrators can utilize teaching evaluation data to
ST-6                                                          impact the context that impacts the evaluation; and 3)
Public health workforce development: Online                   overview processes, procedures and policies to automate
learning case study                                           the integration of teaching evaluation data for meaningful
Dierdre McKee and Eleanor Lippman, Drexel University          program change. Participants will explore opportunities
                                                              for using evaluation data to inform faculty hiring, training,
Find out about lessons learned and practitioner               development, support and retention.
suggestions based on the presenters’ 2017-18 pilot to

deliver hybrid public-health workforce training.
                                                              Featured Discussion
Spotlight Session                                             2:30-3:15pm                         Grand Terrace West

  2:30-3:15pm                             Lecture Hall        Telling your professional story through digital badges
                                                              Susan Manning, Credly
  Going gameful: Level up your learners’
  motivation                                                  Take a round-the-world tour of how digital credentials (aka
  Rachel Niemer, University of Michigan                       badges) are used in higher education. We’ll explore for-
                                                              credit, non-credit and faculty development applications.
  Gameful pedagogy—and gameful course design in               Learners will also consider how to use badges they’ve
  particular—is a framework for giving learners agency        earned to build a unique professional profile.
  and supporting their intrinsic motivation, inspired by
  game design principles. Understand the philosophy
  behind gameful pedagogy, the principles derived from
  that philosophy that can guide your course designs,         2:30-3:15pm                          Community Terrace
  and the teaching practices that can further support
  the intrinsic motivation of your learners. Participants     D-10
  will brainstorm ways they might use gameful                 Finding synergies: Uniting eLearning and faculty
  pedagogy in their own course design, understand             development for online
  the difference between gameful learning and                 Tracy Miller and Diane Alberts, Northern Illinois University
  gamification, and develop a plan for giving students
  choices in how to demonstrate their learning.               Find out how NIU transformed two university support units
                                                              into a single one-stop comprehensive center for online
                                                              teaching, and course and faculty development support.

                                                              STEM master scholars: Mentoring in a three tier
                                                              Lori Wedig, University of Wisconsin–Platteville
                                                              Learn about the NSF STEM Master Scholar scholarship
                                                              program, designed to assist underrepresented students to
                                                              graduate in 2.5 years.

Wednesday, August 8
            2:30 - 3:15 PM

            D-12                                                           I-22                                                  Hall I
            Women in leadership: Amplification and activism                 The implementation of an online
            in higher education                                            academic advising division
            Jessica Knott and Kate Sonka, Michigan State University        Carlos Morales and Aubra Gantt, Tarrant
                                                                           County College-TCC Connect Campus
            This session will provide a forum for all conference
            participants to engage in a meaningful conversation about      Learn about a framework utilized to implement a 100% online
            ways women are leading innovation in ed-tech and higher        academic advising operation with the intent to prioritize
            ed; why it is important for their authentic voice to be a      support for non-traditional programs, otherwise seen as
            part of the conversation; and ways women’s ideas can be        independent (eLearning) and accelerated (Weekend College).
            heard no matter where in the organization they are.
                                                                           I-23                                               Room N
            Information Sessions                                           What actually impacts students
                                                                           outcomes in online courses?
            2:30-3:15pm                                                    Rachel Cusatis and Lindsey Harness, National
                                                                           Center for Distance Education and Technological
            I-19                                                 Hall E    Advancements; Tanya Joosten, University of Wisconsin–
            Creating online critical thinking                              Milwaukee
            exercises with a CMS testing tool
                                                                           After attending this session, attendees will be able

            Alicia Ribar and Vera Polyakova-Norwood,
            University of South Carolina                                   to identify student, instructional, and social/academic
                                                                           characteristics of online courses that significantly impact
            Learn to use a testing tool available in any course            student learning and satisfaction.
            management system in order to create online exercises
            for developing critical thinking and decision-making skills.   I-24                                                 Hall J
                                                                           Producing high-quality educational
            I-20                                                 Hall F    video presentations
            Personalization through adaptation:                            Stephen Haas and Benjamin Griffiths, National
            Engaging with students via adaptive                            Paralegal College
                                                                           Join the presenters on a journey through the process of
            Amy Sloan and Lindsey Anderson, Colorado Technical
                                                                           creating educational videos from scratch, including script
                                                                           writing, audio production, animation, video production,
            Learn how to adapt learning environments to enhance            storage, streaming and promotion.
            student engagement and increase motivation. We will
            look at direct engagement approaches and analyzing data        Peer Feedback Session
            to determine student needs.
                                                                           2:30-3:15pm                                          Hall G
            I-21                                                 Hall H
            Game designing your syllabus to                                PF-4
            increase student engagement                                    Career vision and goal setting
            Candis Best, Learningateway                                    Kimberly Jarvis, All Career Matters
            Learn how to apply game design principles to the               No one will ever care more about your career path than
            organization of course topics and assignments in a way         you. During this session, participants will identify career
            that engages students regardless of discipline or delivery     values that are important to them as individuals, create an
            modality. Shift student focus from letter grades to            inspiring career goal, and develop an initial plan to reach
            achieving proficiency and mastery of course objectives.        the goal. After sharing their career goal, participants will
                                                                           receive resources and ideas from peers.

Wednesday, August 8
                                                                                                       2:30 - 5:15 PM

Show & Tell Sessions                                            EP-16
                                                                Medical student preferences and outcomes in a
2:30-3:15pm                                         Room M      blended education model
                                                                Jeffery Fritz, Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin
Igniting a global learning transformation through               This session will detail the distance learning format used
                                                                at a new regional medical school, learner preferences and
digital education
                                                                experiences with this format, and learner outcomes to date.
Steven Furino, University of Waterloo
See how the University of Waterloo partnered with MapleSoft     Learning Stage
to create digital math assets that replaced textbooks and
increased student engagement and performance.                   3:15-3:35pm                            Ballroom
                                                                Exam integrity and student convenience
ST-8                                                            James Lower, QuestionMark
I can really get college credit for playing games?              Learn about QuestionMark’s proctoring ability to deliver
Amber Muenzenberger, Triseum                                    OnDemand proctored tests and exams all based on the
Explore Texas A&M’s fully game-based course in Art History,     QuestionMark industry leading assessment platform. All
how it secured full college credit approval, and how students   while enabling secure delivery and forensic reporting
are performing.                                                 which deters cheating and documents anomalous behavior

                                                                and assessment results.
Dessert in the Exhibit Hall
3:15-4:00pm                                        Ballroom     Adding faces to your online spaces
Enjoy dessert while visiting with exhibitors and listening      Lisa O’Sullivan, VoiceThread
to Learning Stage presentations and ePoster sessions.           Online courses can feel lonely and flat. VoiceThread brings
Note: Ex Hall is not open Thursday                              energy to your content, discussions and assignments.
                                                                With VoiceThread, you can improve social engagement
ePosters                                                        and provide instructor immediacy to your students.

3:15-4:00pm                                        Ballroom
                                                                Afternoon Keynote
EP-13                                                           4:15-5:15pm            Exhibition Hall A (lower level)
Rejuvenating an online program while using the
Quality Matters lens                                            Understanding the digital realities of our students
Linda Goulet, Davenport University                              Alec Couros, Professor, Educational Technology and
Get acquainted with various available tools to create depth     Media, Faculty of Education, University of Regina
in the online classroom while still following course learning   In our digital world, young people have a rich reality,
outcomes and keeping the integrity of the program intact.       shaped and socialized by Internet culture and mobile
EP-14                                                           technologies. They face previously unimaginable
                                                                challenges as they learn and grow, and our education
Supporting internships with mobile learning
                                                                systems have a responsibility to prepare today’s youth to
Terrie Nagel and Mark Kuhnert, University of Missouri
                                                                face these new hurdles. Alec Couros will help attendees
Learn how reflective and project-based assignments               gain a deep and critical understanding of the current
enhance the internship experience.                              information age; explore trends and culture shifts; and
                                                                move beyond simplistic “digital native” narratives. Learn
EP-15                                                           about the implications for teaching and learning of recent
The importance of using master templates in                     popular tools and apps, as well as strategies to help young
online/Hybrid/F2F courses                                       people to consume information safely and critically.
Jennifer Wilson and Sandra Huston, Texas Tech University
Learn what a master template is, and why a master template
approach to online program administration is essential.

Conference Notes

Thursday, August 9
                                                                                                        7:00 - 8:45 AM

Early-Bird Discussions                                        Featured Session
7:00-7:45am                         Community Terrace         8:00-8:45am                                            Room L

EB-4                                                          Why do we care about students’ motivation and
The big picture: The role of online for-profit                 engagement in online learning?
education                                                     Kui Xie, Ohio State University
Keith Smith and Tricia Berry, Purdue Global                   The presenter will contextualize the concepts of motivation
Explore the intersection of the non-profit and for-profit     and engagement in online learning environments and address
spheres in a conversation moderated by people who have        important questions, such as 1) what are types of motivation
just merged the two together.                                 in online learning?, 2) what empirical evidence represents
                                                              the different perspectives of engagement in online learning?,
EB-5                                                          and 3) what research evidence shows the relationship
Students, faculty, us: Collaboration at a distance            among motivation, engagement, and performance? He will
James Moore, DePaul University                                summarize several of his research projects and findings to
                                                              support his responses to these questions. Participants will
It is one thing to encourage distance learning, and another   leave with design considerations to support motivation,
to create distance engagement and collaboration. Explore      engagement, and performance in online learning.
how we can work together with our students, faculty
members, and colleagues.
                                                              Featured Discussion
EB-6                                                          8:00-8:45am                           Grand Terrace West
Leaders’ how-to: Finding and developing
distance education faculty members                            Spotlight Panel follow-up discussion on eAccessibility
Terry Tao, University of Wisconsin–Extension                  Kate Sonka, Michigan State University and Heidi Pettyjohn
                                                              and Meghan Wuebker, University of Cincinnati
This discussion centers on the best practices for
online leaders in getting, growing, and keeping quality
instructors for our distance education programs.              Discussions
                                                              8:00-8:45am                            Community Terrace
Spotlight Session
  8:00-8:45am                            Lecture Hall
                                                              Online faculty development: Leading by example
                                                              Amy Carpenter, Utah State University                               Thursday
  Engaging and assessing with student-
  created video                                               See how USU built an online teacher certification course that not
  Oliver Dreon, Millersville University of Pennsylvania       only walks faculty through developing their own online course,
                                                              but also exposes them to the best practices in online teaching.
  Many beginning online teachers tend to use video
  as means of delivering content to their students.           D-14
  The video medium can also be used for engaging
                                                              Attitudes toward trauma-informed instruction in
  and assessing students. The presenter will examine
                                                              the online environment
  the use of student-created videos as a means
                                                              Brittany Miskowiec and Danae Cowell, University of
  of building social presence in online learning
  environments, and as a tool for assessing student
  learning. He will discuss ways to scaffold the              See how to design trauma-informed instruction in
  technical aspects of video-based assignments and            distance education, based on the Attitudes Related to
  examine best practices for structuring and assessing        Trauma Informed Care (ARTIC) Scale survey instrument.
  student work.
                                                              Maintaining community after online/blended
                                                              faculty development “ends”
                                                              Andrew Cole and Shane Degen, University of Wisconsin–
                                                              Extend communication and collaboration among cross-
                                                              disciplinary colleagues after the end of formal faculty
                                                              development, through ongoing blended communities of practice.

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