All Sessions are 45 minutes in length unless otherwise noted. 
All sessions are listed in US Eastern Time Zone

OLC Accelerate 2023 Sessions

ALL SESSION TIMES ARE LISTED IN US Eastern TIME

Virtual Conference program: October 3-5, 2023
Onsite in Washington, D.C. Conference program: October 24-27, 2023

All virtual-to-virtual and selected onsite streaming sessions will be webcast via Zoom. Exceptions are virtual Discovery sessions, which will be presented asynchronously via PlayPosit throughout the conference. You will not see dates/times for asynchronous sessions.

Please join us for a wide variety of networking events throughout the conference and during in the 30 minute breaks between most concurrent sessions.  If you are joining us onsite, be sure to visit the Engagement Boulevard (located in the exhibit hall) throughout the conference. Don’t forget to look for our special evening social events in the schedule during both the virtual and onsite weeks.

 

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ALL SESSIONS (BY DATE AND TIME):
Sunday October 01, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Goosechase
  • Streamed Session
Daily Other
OLC Accelerate 2023 Goosechase Challenge
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laura Geringer (PumpkinBerry Consulting)
Co-presenter: Carmen Beck (Academic Partnerships)
Track: N/A
Location: Goosechase
Brief Abstract:

Goosechase is a fun and playful mobile-based tool being used throughout the conference to assist in community onboarding, networking, program exploration, and more! Join the adventure and win prizes along the way. To join, visit https://www.goosechase.com/download to download the app and use the join code OLCAC23.


Sunday October 01, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Slack
  • Streamed Session
Daily Other
Questions? Chat with the Engagement Team via Slack
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laura Geringer (PumpkinBerry Consulting)
Co-presenter: Carmen Beck (Academic Partnerships)
Track: N/A
Location: Slack
Brief Abstract:

Slack is a messaging app that we use to faciliate conversations and disseminate timely information during the OLC Accelerate conference. Whether new to Slack or not, here is insight into imporant channels to use throughout the conference:

  • #general: Get the latest need-to-know information or ask general questions in the #general channel.
  • #engagement-support: receive guidance on sessions and engagement events, ask engagement questions.
  • Join your colleagues in conversing about one or all of the Innovation Crew connection topics: #artificial-intelligence-crew, #online-belonging-crew, or #diversity-equity-inclusion-crew.

Monday October 02, 2023 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
  • HBCU
Workshop
HBCU Pre-Conference Workshop: Scaling the Impact of the Affordable Learning Solutions: HBCU Leadership and Strategies for Faculty, Students, and Administrators
Date: Monday, October 2nd
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Co-presenter: Denise Malloy (Southwest Tennessee Community College / Tennessee Board of Regents)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Reducing higher education costs by providing no-low cost course materials has proven to be an important institutional strategy. We will review the leadership and strategies of HBCUs to deliver Affordable Learning Solutions programs that engage faculty, students, and campus staff in significant actions to adopt and adapt OER.

Note:  This virtual pre-conference workshop is available at no additional cost to registered OLC Accelerate attendees (Virtual pass and All Access Pass).  No pre-registration is required.


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
  • Streamed Session
Daily Other
Coffee Talk with Canvas
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Gregory Beyrer (Instructure Inc)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Brief Abstract:

Do you have any Canvas questions or issues?  Greg will be on hand to talk about the Canvas Community or answer any questions you might have. 


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
First Time Attendee Welcome & Onboarding
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Christine Hinkley (The Online Learning Consortium )
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There's so much to do and learn at OLC Accelerate that it can be hard to know where to start or how to get the most out of the experience. Join us for the First Time Attendee welcome to get oriented and figure out how to get what you need from this experience (and myabe meet a few new friends!).


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Speed Networking Coffee Break: MadChat!
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Allison Rief (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenter: Pankaj Mehrotra (University of the People)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a whimsical and word-filled adventure as we present "MadChat" - the madly marvelous MadLibs engagement session!


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Empowering Online Students to Excel in Learning and Leadership
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kimberly Taylor (University of South Carolina)
Co-presenter: Vera Polyakova-Norwood (College of Nursing - University of South Carolina)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how to engage and empower students to develop critical thinking and leadership skills through innovative and collaborative approaches to asynchronous online course design, teaching, and learning. The strategies we selected and implemented consistently demonstrated positive results and were enthusiastically received by graduate students in several healthcare-related programs.


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Building Quality Online Bachelor’s Programs That Students Want: What the Data Say
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michelle Ohnona (Georgetown University)
Co-presenters: Scott Jeffe (Ruffalo Noel Levitz), Emily Wood (Ruffalo Noel - Levitz)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The greatest online market opportunity is at the bachelor’s level, according to a 2022 study of 1,600 prospective online students and their program preferences. How do institutions respond to these expectations while creating quality learning experiences? This interactive session invites participants to explore student preferences and strategies to address them.


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Help Me Help You Help Me: Implementing an Instructional Design Internship Program
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sara Ombres (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Co-presenter: Felix Brito (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Worldwide)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We recently implemented an Instructional Design Internship program to hire current graduate students for approximately 20-week terms. In this session, we will share our initial goals, our lessons learned, and the data we’ve collected so far on the effectiveness of the internship program for both our interns and our department.


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Technology Test Kitchen: Play with PlayPosit
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chris Pilgrim (Mississippi State University)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Culver (Southern Methodist University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Come and explore PlayPosit while IN PlayPosit. Not only will you learn the basics of creating an interactive video (bulbs), but you will also have a chance to build a video and practice placing interactions. Using PlayPosit helps instructors create information about how their learners grasped the recorded content before the class even begins, providing key formative information and analytics!


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Reimagining Education to Make Ripples Beyond OER: Presenting Rebus’ Guidebook to Challenge Status Quo in OER Creation
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kaitlin Schilling (The Rebus Foundation)
Co-presenter: Apurva Ashok (The Rebus Foundation)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Making Ripples is an OER guidebook to help educators apply inclusive and equitable perspectives in their work to create ripple effects in education and beyond. Join the authors as they discuss the Guide's main themes and explain how you can utilize it for your personal growth or open education initiatives.


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Cyberdyne or Cyberdelight? Are We Embracing a Bright or Bleak Future with Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education?
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa api (Nevada State University)
Co-presenters: Roxanne Farrar (Nevada State College), Bri Taormina-Barrientos (Nevada State College), David Kelsey (Nevada State College), Shartriya Collier (Nevada State College)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Will Artificial Intelligence (AI) empower higher education or implode it? How can educators best model AI in cyber-classrooms? Panelists from the humanities, education, deaf studies, and ed tech will engage the audience in an exploration of AI’s potential and analysis of AI’s ramifications in the online and hybrid learning environments.


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Zoom Room 5
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Elevating Equity: Navigating the Nexus of AI, Mental Health, and Inclusive Education
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: George Siemens (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenter: Tanya Gamby (Human Systems)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

The realms of Artificial Intelligence (AI) are no longer mere conceptions but integral threads in the fabric of higher education. The keynote, a symphony of diverse international perspectives, embarks on a journey beyond the theoretical confines and sheds light on the equitable and humanizing applications of AI in higher education. Of critical focus is the human in the system - a recognition that AI has the prospect of amplifying existing divides, including worsening an existing mental health and inequality. Catering to a myriad of educational roles—faculty, instructional designers, support staff, and innovation advocates, this session delves into the multifaceted implications of AI, from operational enhancements to instructional innovations.

Drawing wisdom from the pioneering work of the Global Research Alliance for AI in Learning and Education (GRAILE), this discourse will encompass a breadth of contexts, addressing the complexities intrinsic to AI—ethics, fairness, assessment, and the cultivation of digital literacies, while emphasizing the criticality of a holistic approach in institutional responses to AI. Attendees will gain insights into both the immediate and futuristic impacts of AI through a human well being lens, furnished with pragmatic strategies to foster an institutional culture conducive to AI adoption, ensuring the sustained fulfillment of learner needs in a perpetually evolving educational landscape. The keynote aims to equip attendees with the acumen to harmonize technology with humanistic values, enabling the elevation of education in an era steeped in digital transformation.


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
What can online learning do for students that face-to-face learning cannot? Insights from interviews with online instructors
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Naomi Aguiar (Oregon State University)
Co-presenter: Nadia Jaramillo (Oregon State University Ecampus)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online learning was once viewed as an educational “alternative”- but attitudes may be shifting. Are there benefits that exceed face-to-face courses? This presentation shares results from a study with online instructors who discussed perceptions of the benefits unique to learning online. Results provide insights for faculty development and course design.


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Using Animation to Get Learners on the Same Page
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dina Kurzweil (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Co-presenters: Lynette Hamlin (Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences), Simone Fary (Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences), Karen Marcellas (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences), Linda Macaulay (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can you provide foundational information while engaging learners? Animations built with storytelling in mind! After viewing an explainer animation created to teach junior faculty about promotion and tenure, and discussing decisions made during their production, attendees will begin planning their own animated stories for learning.


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Using Feminist Pedagogy to Design Student-Centered Learning Experiences Online
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Liv Newman (Tulane University of Louisiana)
Co-presenter: Jacquelyne Howard (Tulane University of Louisiana)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Feminist pedagogy is form of liberatory pedagogy. Facilitators will share an introduction to feminist pedagogy, including practical examples from their teaching. Participants will actively workshop an aspect of their course (syllabus, assessment) around feminist pedagogy tenets of humanizing online learning, creating cultures of care, and fostering embodiment in online learning.

 
Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Innovation Crew Connect
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: T. Adam Baldry (Pima Community College)
Co-presenter: Catherine Manly (Fairleigh Dickinson University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Artificial Intelligence, DEI, and Online Belonging are having major impacts on our industry. Come join your crew and ideate around what needs to be done to address these industry-wide challenges.


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Shaping an Empowering Path with SEL in Adult Online Education
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Emily Spranger (National University)
Co-presenter: Amy Lyn (Grand Rapids Community College)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Adult online education is a unique journey. This session explores how faculty can partner with adult learners throughout their quest for online education. Disrupting the traditional student-instructor relationship by walking alongside students in genuine collaboration can inspire scholarship and open space for students to creatively shape their own paths.

 


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Facilitated Community Dialogue
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cynthia Pascal (Northern Virginia Community College)
Co-presenter: Laura Geringer (PumpkinBerry Consulting)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Elevate your conference experience by joining our first Facilitated Community Dialogue, hosted by OLC Live! Discover the magic of collective inspiration as we discuss the keynote, together. Engage in dynamic conversations, exchange unique insights, and forge meaningful connections with like-minded attendees. Embrace the power of participation in a fun but intimate setting.


Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
Tuesday October 03, 2023 - 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
Evening Event
Art Thief on the Loose: Virtual Scavenger Hunt
Date: Tuesday, October 3rd
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Debra Luken (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenter: Drew Santorello (The George Washington University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 Oh no, the infamous D.C. Art Thief has struck again! Join the OLC Engagement Team for this immersive virtual scavenger hunt and help track down stolen artwork by exploring select Smithsonian museums throughout the nation’s capital. Team up with other conference attendees to discover clues and solve the mystery (and have some fun along the way!).


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness - A Guided Virtual Meditation Session
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Start your day with some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice some self-care as we turn our focus inward for a short while.  Mindfulness has been defined as a practice of "bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occuring in the present moment" (Baer, 2003).  Clark Shah-Nelson will lead this guided mindful meditation session geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Accelerate Virtual Conference week in a healthy and present way together.  Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, all levels are welcome to join us for this session.

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


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 1
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
Gamified Session
Match Made in an Escape Room? Engage Students with a Captivating Scenario: The Impact of Storytelling in Gamification
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa api (Nevada State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Escape rooms afford students the opportunity to apply prior learning, collaborate, and hone critical thinking and leadership skills. After experiencing an escape room firsthand, participants will explore the art of storytelling and investigate how the scenario drives construction of online synchronous and asynchronous escape rooms.


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
DEI for All
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Alexandra M. Pickett (SUNY Online)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will demonstrate a free & openly-licensed tool developed by a national cross-institutional collaboration to simultaneously address DEI & online course quality. SUNY, Cal State LA CETL, & 66 other institutions have developed a resource of online inclusive teaching practices that can be used with any of the main online course quality rubrics, i.e., CVC-OEIOSCQRQOLT, or QM


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Engaging Students with Open Pedagogy in the age of AI
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Yang Wu (Clemson University)
Co-presenters: Lauren Ray (University of Washington-Seattle Campus), Adeola Agoke (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Julie Curtis (Pressbooks)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As generative AI tools revolutionize content creation, many educators ask what students need to learn in this brave new world, and how to assess learning. This session explores the possibilities of open pedagogy in this evolving landscape, engaging students as information creators shaping learning, rather than vessels to be filled. 

 


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Speed Networking Coffee Break: Balancing Virtual Conferences with Everyday Life: A Collaborative Mind Mapping Session
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Pankaj Mehrotra (University of the People)
Co-presenters: Maddy Kadish (The George Washington University), Jason Reed (State College of Florida)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Attending conferences virtually allows great flexibility but also poses unique challenges. How do you make the most of the online sessions while still integrating family, work, and daily routines? In this interactive session, we’ll collaboratively mind map out strategies for a productive and balanced virtual conference day. Attendees will share experiences and best practices while co-creating visual maps that lay out ideal daily schedules. The result will be take-away tips and frameworks that everyone can apply for seamlessly blending conference commitments with real life. Join us as we get creative with designing an energizing, efficient, and rewarding virtual conference experience.


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Zoom Room 5
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Honoring Excellence: The OLC Awards Gala & Distinguished Panel Discussion
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenter: Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 5
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Step into a realm of inspiration and achievement at the OLC Accelerate Conference’s awards ceremony. This special virtual gathering is not just an occasion but a testament to the pioneering spirit and relentless pursuit of excellence within the OLC community. Revel in the accomplishments and transformative work of this year’s Awards of Excellence Winners and engage with the thought leaders from the 2023 Class of OLC Fellows. Beyond the accolades, this session promises an enriching panel discussion, drawing from the insights and innovations of these distinguished awardees. Join us as we celebrate, learn, and look ahead to the future of digital learning with the leaders shaping its path.


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 12:30 PM to 12:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Lightning Session
Empowering Adjunct Faculty for Success: Strategies for Academic Administrators
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 12:30 PM to 12:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ellen Ramsey (Lynn University - Boca Raton)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

The virtual lightning session will concentrate on proven strategies to empower and motivate adjunct faculty which may lead to enhancing their overall effectiveness and improved student outcomes. Challenges faced by academic administrators in higher education will also be addressed. Attendee engagement is encouraged by way of interactive slides.


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Centering Open Education: Practical Strategies for Institutions
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Co-presenters: Judith Sebesta (Sebesta Education Consulting), Lesley Leach
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will provide practical strategies for how institutions can move open education from the margins to the center of their campuses. We will discuss how to align open education with institutional priorities; identify and engage with stakeholders; collect data on outcomes; build community and networks around open education; perform local landscape analyses to inform the process; and leverage collaborative partnerships within a university system. We will also consider the specific challenges and opportunities for open education at one institution—Tarleton State University—which has been growing their initiatives in light of the university’s long-term strategic plan. Finally, the Online Learning Consortium will discuss the future of open education within the larger context of online, blended, and digital learning. We will provide practical resources and strategies to support you in your efforts to center open education at your institution, no matter where you’re at!


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Leading an Instructional Design Team for Online Programs: A Panel Discussion
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Megan Kappel (University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus)
Co-presenters: Stephen Butler (University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus), Reginald Jackson (Northwestern University), Stevie Rocco (Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As online courses evolve in quality and demand, instructional design teams are growing to support faculty needs in course development. This panel of leaders discusses course development models, team composition, designer workload, staffing, and opportunities for collaboration to build and sustain strong and dynamic ID teams.


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 12:45 PM to 1:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Streamed Session
Lightning Session
Examining the Value and Utilization of Earning an Online Degree for Women of Color
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 12:45 PM to 1:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sandra Sessoms-Penny (University of Phoenix-Arizona)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

This narrative inquiry examined how women of color value earning and utilizing their bachelor’s degree and how they were supported in the online environment. The research explored how earning a bachelor’s degree contributed to their representation in higher education; career and personal goals attainment, and representation in the workplace.


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Networking Design Sprint Part 1: Making Connection Meaningful in the Virtual Classroom
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carmen Beck (Academic Partnerships)
Co-presenter: Laura Geringer (PumpkinBerry Consulting)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

How can we help learners make meaningful connections in asynchronous courses? Join us for the first of OLC Accelerate's Design Sprints, focused on human connection in virtual learning spaces! Your perspective is valuable – whether you have no experience with the virtual classroom or are deeply immersed in online learning. The Design Sprints will take place over the course of two days; you’re welcome to attend one or both!


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Technology Test Kitchen: Nailed It! Crash Courses and Small Wins
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chris Pilgrim (Mississippi State University)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Culver (Southern Methodist University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Tune in and participate in challenges based on NailedIt with some tips and tricks to help with popular ed tech tools. NailedIt is a place where it is okay to fail and okay when things do not necessarily come out the way we originally intended. Even when that does happen, we celebrate the successes. Come and try your own NailedIt challenge based using some free technology tools that can engage your students.


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
From OER to Open Press and Open Impact: The evolution of large-scale open education initiatives
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stefanie Buck (Oregon State University)
Co-presenters: Anita Walz (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University), Hugh McGuire (Pressbooks), Abbey Elder (Iowa State University), Allison Brown (SUNY College at Geneseo)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As open education initiatives gain momentum, they often evolve beyond their original scope and purpose. The Open Press is an agile operational model that provides a central hub for creating, sharing, and scaling use of OER. Directors of Open Press initiatives share recommendations for building sustainable, impactful open education projects.


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Building a Bridge Towards Expertise: Using Andragogy to Inform the Design of a Blended Program for Working Professional Students
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Andrew Wiss (The George Washington University)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During this session, participants will explore components of a successful blended masters program that has regularly utilized andragogical principles to inform all elements of both its program and course design model and its continuous improvement. Attendees will learn how theory regarding individuals, teams, and organizations informed the structure of a highly reflective masters curriculum that has graduated over 450 students during its 8-year history. Results of an alumni survey documenting successful program outcomes as former students assumed more senior/advancing job roles will be presented.


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Workshop
Fostering Creativity & Collaboration with Freeform
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tolulope (Tolu) Noah (California State University-Long Beach)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 2hr
Brief Abstract:

Freeform is a new, built-in Apple app that takes digital whiteboarding to a whole new level! In this workshop, participants will learn how to use Freeform as a tool for creative expression and collaboration. Please bring an iPad that is upgraded to iPadOS 17 or higher and signed in with your Apple ID.


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Innovation Crew Connect
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: T. Adam Baldry (Pima Community College)
Co-presenter: Catherine Manly (Fairleigh Dickinson University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Enough talk, let’s make something! In this session you and your crew will prototype real solutions addressing the impacts of Artificial Intelligence, DEI, and Online Belonging. No need to worry if you missed Innovation Crew Connect 1! All you need is to bring your creativity, insights, and the desires to work with the spirit of play as you and your crew bring to life the solutions proposed during Innovation Crew Connect 1.


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Flipped Learning for Non-Traditional Graduate Students – What Works, What Doesn’t, and How Can We Improve?
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ashlee Hover (Middle Tennessee State University)
Co-presenters: Kyle Butler (Union University), Joshua Tipton (Tennessee Wesleyan University)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session is about integrating flipped learning to support non-traditional graduate students. Session facilitators will share their successes and failures with pairing asynchronous learning and monthly synchronous online meetings. In addition, attendees will be encouraged to discuss how best to support non-traditional graduate students using flipped learning experiences.


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Facilitated Community Dialogue
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Cynthia Pascal (Northern Virginia Community College)
Co-presenter: Laura Geringer (PumpkinBerry Consulting)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Elevate your conference experience by joining our second Facilitated Community Dialogue, hosted by OLC Live! Discover the magic of collective inspiration as we discuss the featured session, together. Engage in dynamic conversations, exchange unique insights, and forge meaningful connections with like-minded attendees. Embrace the power of participation in a fun but intimate setting.


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Innovative Methods to Engage & Educate: Microlectures and Pecha Kucha
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lynette Williamson (University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will discuss micro-lectures and Pecha Kucha; innovative ways to present information to engage the digital learner. Microlectures are presentations of less than 10 minutes. PechaKucha is a format that originated in Japan. PechaKucha presentation has only images, and 20 slides.


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Creating Connections within the Faculty-Instructional Designer Relationship through Mentoring Theory Application
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kathryn Rush (University of Florida)
Co-presenter: Katrina Alford (University of Florida)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Would you love to have a model that can guide you to having a role in creating self-directed faculty members? Come learn about the Faculty-ID Mentorship Model. We will explore how mentoring theory can be incorporated into the ID process. Participants will create their own mentoring-model within this interactive session. 


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Culture and Online Course Development: How educational models empower K-12 learning. 
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 5:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Bryan Thompson (TVO Media Education Group)
Co-presenter: Katie Hogg (TVO Media Education Group)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating a great team with a strong culture is essential for developing any online course. Learn how to leverage the power of your culture with the right course development model to super-charge your team, create great results, and lead to more engaging experiences for your learners.  


Wednesday October 04, 2023 - 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Evening Event
  • Streamed Session
Evening Event
OLC Engagement Trivia Night
Date: Wednesday, October 4th
Time: 6:30 PM to 7:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Drew Santorello (The George Washington University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Had a long day of intense sessions? Ready for some fun? Join the OLC Engagement Team for an exciting night of trivia based on our nation's capital! You don’t need to be a D.C. native to meet up to the challenge, just bring your game face. Prizes and bragging rights are on the line!


Thursday October 05, 2023 - 9:15 AM to 9:45 AM
Zoom Room 4
  • Streamed Session
Daily Other
Networking Coffee Talk: Academic Integrity- A Comprehensive Approach
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Markus Schwab (Proctorio)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Brief Abstract:

Examine Proctorio’s comprehensive solution that combines online proctoring, and plagiarism. Learn how this approach addresses the challenge of maintaining integrity in assessments, assignments, and discussion boards while promoting transparency in today’s educational setting. 

 
Thursday October 05, 2023 - 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Zoom Room 3
Thursday October 05, 2023 - 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Technology Test Kitchen: Sierra’s Recipes for Success
Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa api (Nevada State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Are you hungry for some new ways to create engaging experiences with technology? Then come to the test kitchen, because Sierra has a whole meal planned out for you. From appetizers that help you create asynchronous games to the savory resources and recipes for success, Sierra has you covered. You will be able to fully participate in the menu creation and hear about best practices from Sierra along the way.


Thursday October 05, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
The T-Shirt Effect: How SWAG has Cultivated Community, Connection, and Retention in an Online EdD Program
Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Erin O'Connor Marsano (Baylor University)
Co-presenters: Cece Lively (Baylor University - EdD Online), Amy Sloan (Baylor University), Laila Sanguras (Baylor University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you interested in increased community and connectedness in your online program?  Learn how to use well-timed gifts of swag that build a community with online students, leading to increased connectedness. Swag is proven to help students cultivate strong relationships with the university, program, faculty, staff, and other students!


Thursday October 05, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Beyond the Five Stages of Grief: Practical Responses to AI from a Multi-Disciplinary Perspective
Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Justin Cochran (Kennesaw State University)
Co-presenters: Stephen Bartlet (Kennesaw State University), Deborah Mixson-Brookshire (Kennesaw State University), Julie Moore (Kennesaw State University), Tamara Powell (Kennesaw State University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our presentation uses data from a short faculty survey to understand perspectives about how to effectively adapt to the varied emerging AI tools available to students and faculty.  It provides some practical tips about how our faculty in various academic programs are handling AI in the classroom.


Thursday October 05, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Gamified Session
  • Streamed Session
Gamified Session
The Gamifying Experience: Practical Tips for Gamifying a Course Redesign
Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Anne Jewett (University of Virginia)
Co-presenter: Ashley Caudill (University of Virginia - Main Campus)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Have you been wondering about gamifying a course? Come discover how you can implement various game-based methods and strategies to create a positive and engaging learning environment for students and how effective collaboration and thoughtful design strategies can enhance the student experience.


Thursday October 05, 2023 - 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Innovation Crew Connect
Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 12:00 PM to 12:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: T. Adam Baldry (Pima Community College)
Co-presenter: Catherine Manly (Fairleigh Dickinson University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

In this session you will work with your crew to make plans for getting your prototype out in the real world. Together you’ll decide what is needed to carry your projects forward. If you’ve missed Innovation Crew Connect 1 & 2, but are interested in addressing the impacts of Artificial Intelligence, DEI, and Online Belonging, then be sure to join your crew in this last session so you can all work together to bring real solutions to your institutions, continuing the connections fostered here after the conference.


Thursday October 05, 2023 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
No use crying over...: a teaching strategy to tame ChatGPT into being your students’ and your best friend.
Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jerzy / George Jura (University of Wisconsin - Madison)
Co-presenter: Mitch Elbe (UW-Wisconsin)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our objective is to provide high-level understanding of LLMs, such as ChatGPT, to make instructors comfortable enough to start using these tools with students. We help instructors identify the assignments that had already been disrupted, and show how to use systematic approaches to remake them for this new reality.
 


Thursday October 05, 2023 - 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
The Next Step in Leadership: Mentoring in Higher Ed
Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Co-presenter: Tim Walker (Loyola University Chicago)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Higher ed leadership requires a wide range of skills for success. Leaders must know how to effectively communicate, how to make strong arguments to support initiatives, how to be financially responsible, and how to cultivate change on campus. One important but often underdiscussed facet of leadership is mentoring. In formal leadership roles, leaders should be supportive yet directive supervisors, but in the dynamic, changing landscape of higher ed, they must also provide mentorship and professional development opportunites that help members of the institution grow as professionals by building upon their strengths and addressing areas for improvement. Mentorship and coaching can also be highly beneficial and meaningful among organizational peers.

In this session, a co-director and a graduate of OLC’s IELOL program will provide advice from the field about the benefits of mentorship at an organization as well as how to be an effective mentor to your colleagues, regardless of your title or position at your institution. This session is intended for anyone interested in furthering their leadership skills.


Thursday October 05, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Zoom Room 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
Networking Design Sprint Part 2: Making Connection Meaningful in the Virtual Classroom
Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 1:15 PM to 1:45 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carmen Beck (Academic Partnerships)
Co-presenter: Laura Geringer (PumpkinBerry Consulting)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 4
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

How can we help learners make meaningful connections in asynchronous courses? Join us for the second of OLC Accelerate's Design Sprints, where we work in teams to develop practical solutions for the design problem determined during the first session. You do not need to have attended the first Design Sprint to provide insight and gleam inspiration from the second one!


Thursday October 05, 2023 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Host IELOL at Your Institution
Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Co-presenters: Katie Schuster (Online Learning Consortium), J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Amanda Major (University of Central Florida)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you interested in hosting IELOL at your institution? OLC is looking to partner with a higher ed institution in 2025-2026 to coordinate the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL), our flagship leadership program. Since 2009, IELOL has served the development needs of leaders in online, blended and digital learning that are responsible for a variety of digital learning initiatives in higher education. IELOL participants work with colleagues from around the world to explore and understand both the opportunities and barriers to advancing local and global online learning. Program graduates join a growing network of online leaders in higher education focused on improving and advancing the impact of digital learning on all aspects and formats of education. Previous IELOL host institutions include Penn State, Washington State, UCF, ASU, and UNC Charlotte (current host). 

In this session, IELOL co-directors will provide information about the IELOL program, discuss the benefits to and expectations of the host institution, walk through the RFP process, and answer questions from participants. 


Thursday October 05, 2023 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 2
  • Education Session
  • Streamed Session
Education Session
Connecting to Graduate Students Enrolled in Asynchronous Online Learning Programs: Creating Social Presence and a Sense of Belonging
Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ashlee Hover (Middle Tennessee State University)
Co-presenter: Holly Hebert (Middle Tennessee State University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Zoom Room 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn ways to connect with non-traditional graduate students in asynchronous online programs to maintain social presence and develop a sense of belonging; examples include: events, social media, virtual meetups, guest speakers, impromptu videos, etc. Participants will leave with a collaborative document created by crowdsourcing the details of these ideas and more.


Thursday October 05, 2023 - 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Zoom Room 3
  • Express Workshop
  • Streamed Session
Express Workshop
Creating Energizing Discussion & Reflection Opportunities with Thinking Routines
Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 1:45 PM to 2:30 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tolulope (Tolu) Noah (California State University-Long Beach)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Zoom Room 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this interactive session, we will explore how you can utilize the research-based thinking routines from Harvard’s Project Zero website to structure deep, engaging learning experiences for your students. Come learn how thinking routines can revitalize your formative assessments, discussions, reflections, reading responses, and other course assignments and activities!


Thursday October 05, 2023 - 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Streamed Session
Plenary
Empowerment Online: Students Share Their Digital Learning Journeys
Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 2:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Eddie Frausto (Every Learner Everywhere Network)
Co-presenters: Kyra Welch (GlobalMindED), Khadija Rashid (Every Learner Everywhere Network), Danielle White (Every Learner Everywhere Network)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The transformative nature of digital learning is both a promise and a challenge, particularly for students with diverse backgrounds, needs, and educational goals. In this enlightening panel discussion, three student interns from the Every Learner Everywhere and GlobalMindEd will share their personal and profound journeys navigating the complexities of education. From the nuances of digital platforms to the broader dynamics of virtual classrooms, these students will provide candid insights into the obstacles they’ve encountered. More importantly, they’ll shed light on actionable strategies and practices that faculty can implement to enhance digital learning experiences to make them more inclusive and impactful. The aim is not only to promote student engagement but to champion a comprehensive vision of student success that is both inclusive and empowering. Join us to hear these compelling narratives and engage in a dialogue that bridges the gap between educators and learners in the digital realm.I 


Thursday October 05, 2023 - 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Zoom Room 1
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Accelerate 2023 Virtual Closing Celebration
Date: Thursday, October 5th
Time: 3:15 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Drew Santorello (The George Washington University)
Track: N/A
Location: Zoom Room 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Whew! What an incredible week! Let's celebrate with some final games, community time, stories, and music as we close out the 2023 OLC Accelerate Virtual experience. 


Saturday October 07, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
PlayPosit
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
A JEDI Centered syllabus using a justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion lens.
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lynette Williamson (University of Hawai'i - West O'ahu)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Have you ever reviewed your syllabus with a JEDI lens:? The overall goal of this session is to provide information and discussion on what JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) is as well as what belonging, and community look and feel like in a syllabus. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
A systems-design approach to student success: Supporting diverse learners on diverse journeys
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Michael Miller (Arizona State University-Skysong)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Participants will learn how a small team coordinates across university support teams to provide holistic student support. The team will demonstrate how they connected stakeholders to create a system of support from admission through graduation and will help participants identify a “retention bottleneck” and develop a plan to address it.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
A Truly LIT Survey: Reigniting the Literature Survey Course Through Student Voice and Cultural Competency
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nathan Pritts (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The once venerable literature survey course is in desperate need of reinvention as we reassess the canon with brand new eyes – but, more importantly, as we reassess the skills a student needs in the academic and professional world.  But how can we make the literature survey course truly LIT?


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
About face: Unpacking cognitive load in lecture videos
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Dana Simionescu (Oregon State University)
Co-presenters: Julie Jacobs (Oregon State University), Jana King (Oregon State University), Tianhong Shi (Oregon State University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will share with you the findings from our recent literature review on lecture media. The results of this led to updated decision-making processes, design practices, and multimedia techniques. We also generated recommendations on when, why, and how to include an instructor’s visual presence in lecture videos.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Achieving a Higher Level of Student Success through Collaborative Engagement Activities
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Daisha M Merritt (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide)
Co-presenter: Peter O'Reilly (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Developing connections between faculty and students is essential to Student Success. To do so there needs to be an intentional strategic plan implemented throughout all levels of the organization and operationalized through benchmarks focused on students, student needs, student accomplishments. Based on student feedback six WE CARE strategies were developed.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
AI: Assessment, Access and Equity
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Steven D'Agustino (Fordham University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Techno-pedagogy has faced many barriers to successful implementation in education, such as cultural, financial, political, and methodological. There are two types of technology integration in education: intentional and accidental. The pandemic resulted in a third type of technology integration called coercive adoption, where schools had no choice but to leverage technology to continue providing education to students. The emergence of ChatGPT is disruptive to the educational environment, much like the pandemic. Educational organizations have responded to technological disruptions with bans, such as with calculators, laptops, and smartphones. However, time and experience have revealed that these tools can be essential to effective education. The deployment and access to artificial intelligence (AI) in schools has been controversial and has resulted in some school districts banning it. The ban of AI technology, such as ChatGPT, in schools can have equity implications for students, including informational, technological, cultural, and linguistic equity. Educators should focus on how all students can benefit from technology if used in deliberate, effective, and equitable ways.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Best Practices for Teaching from India to the US: Creating Meaningful Experiences with Students and Collaborating with Peers
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Chinue Uecker (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Chicago)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Effective teaching requires facilitating an engaging experience for adult learners to create memorable experiences and connections. Collaborating with peers helps drive thought leadership in the department benefitting everyone. Join us to discuss tips, strategies, and tools faculty members in India and the United States have used!


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Boost Student Engagement: Plan and Examine Your Online Community of Inquiry
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Meredith Butulis (State College of Florida and Rasmussen College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session guides online instructors and developers through instructor and peer-generated easily-implemented ways to enhance the online community of inquiry. Enhancing the cognitive, instructor, and social presence elements provides evidence-based scaffolding from which to boost student engagement and experience in online courses. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Building from the Ground Up: Today’s Faculty; Tomorrow’s Leaders
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jamie Holcomb (Unitek Learning)
Co-presenters: Scott Tierno (Unitek Learning ), Kyejung Yang (Unitek Learning)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Faculty are the foundation of education and institutions’ greatest asset. Is it enough to only provide new hire training and professional development sessions? Our greatest assets deserve our best effort to grow from novice educators to academic leaders. This session showcases a comprehensive faculty development program from start to finish.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
CHATGPT at the intersection of careers and work: Implications for Schools and Career Centers
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Heather Zeng (A-STATE)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Chatbots are gaining increasing utility in society to include educational environments.  Thus we know it has a range of interdisciplinary implications for professionals who support student's development.. In the area of career development and work Kim et al (2019) discuss its use with job placement.;Terblance et al (2022) researched the use of AI in a related field of personal coaching noting aspects of capacity and limitation; and Airoli et al (2022) relays aspects for identifying mental health challenges. Flanagan and Walker (2021) explored chatbots' potential in organizing work organizations such as unions.  From school counselors in secondary schools to career counselors in higher education understanding Chatgpt's role in career development in vital within changing work landscapes.  This presentation seeks to highlight and share salient current research with an eye on the future.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Creating Scenario-Based Adventures & Using Career Exploration Videos to Improve Food Science Education
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jessica White (North Carolina State University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

The food manufacturing industry faces labor shortages, further exacerbated by the pandemic.  The Introduction to Food Science course offered by North Carolina State University’s Department of Food, Bioprocessing, and Nutrition Sciences aims to provide undergraduate students with an understanding of food science and career options in the food industry.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Design Thinking with AI for Online Instruction
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ellen Ramsey (Lynn University - Boca Raton)
Co-presenter: JeVaughn Lancaster (Lynn University - Boca Raton)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This Asynchronous Discovery Session is geared toward fostering collaboration and reflection among faculty using AI-powered tools. Cultivating a culture of sharing best practices, insights, and reflections on AI-generated data and feedback should encourage faculty to engage in reflective practice and use AI-generated insights to improve their teaching strategies.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: The secret sauce for creating connections and uniting learners.
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Carol Edwards (Purdue University Online)
Co-presenter: Bea Bourne (Purdue University Global)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Diversity, in terms of generation, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, mental, and physical ability has continued to surge over the past decade. This presentation will explore whether diversity, equity and inclusion are the secret ingredients for making connections, uniting students, and ultimately increasing student engagement and student persistence.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Drive online student engagement with a course humanization makeover
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Meredith Butulis (State College of Florida and Rasmussen College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This workshop stems from evidence, and then shares first-hand strategies, real-life screenshots, and metrics of several online course humanization makeovers. Once examining the before and after of such examples, participants will be guided through a discovery session to borrow or innovate their own course humanization opportunities.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Edtech Together: Learning to use the tools at hand
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Char Hopela (University of Hawaii West Oahu)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

How can we engage faculty in upskilling? The Edtech Together series highlights digital tools that support online teaching and improve work productivity. Each semester, 4-5 topics are selected for workshop presentations that include hands-on time. The sessions focus on developing skills within technology platforms provided by the University.  

 
  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Empowering Educational Leaders to Help Students Thrive by Building Belonging and Social Capital
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Marlene Blake (University of Phoenix Online)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Recent trends in higher education point to challenges with establishing student belonging, which helps create community, comfort, and value. The purpose of this study was to identify influences of sense of belonging for non-traditional undergraduate students of color attending an online institution. The study’s significance contributes to highlighting how building belonging can contribute to strengthening social capital through networking with groups, which is valuable to enhance societal mobility (Ahn & Davis, 2020b; Smith, 2018). Participants will obtain best practices to empower educational leaders (faculty, staff, administrators) to reinforce resources encouraging engagement, strengthen social capital opportunities, and build belonging for online non-traditional students of color.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Enhancing the quality of blended class by using Owl
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Hui-wen Tu (Berkeley College-Woodland Park)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

After Covid hit the US, schools closed and reopened in the fall of 2020. Meeting Owl was introduced to classrooms to increase classroom interaction between onsite and online students. This session will focus on four areas: a brief review of the background to adopting the Meeting Owl in the blended classroom, practices of using the Meeting Owl in the classroom, student and teacher feedback on using the Meeting Owl, benefits, and limitations of using the Meeting Owl in the classroom, and the value of Meeting Owls in post-pandemic.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Ensuring regular and substantive interaction using virtual check-in meetings
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Curtis Brant (Capella University)
Co-presenters: Ying Iverson (Capella University), Laura Sankovich (Capella University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session describes a virtual check-in model to promote engagement in online courses. Participants will learn the importance of synchronous activities and strategies to engage students that promote self-reflection, connection to faculty in online programs. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Establishing Connections with Online Students Through Co-Curricular Events
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Tonya Haas (Colorado Technical University)
Co-presenter: Sabrina DiLanzo (Colorado Technical University-Online)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Online education continues to grow, but is attending classes and completing assignments enough for online students? Online students also desire a sense of community.  Co-curricular events provide students with the opportunity to interact with faculty and other students, apply classroom knowledge to real-life applications, and be part of a community. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Examining K-12 Leadership: Teacher Self-empowerment with Administrator as Servant Leader
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Helen Hammond (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Examination of teacher perceptions of their own self-empowerment with a servant leader administrator provides several opportunities for consideration. This presentation will provide insights to university administrators when it comes to the selection, onboarding, and development of school administrators based on research conducted in a K-12 school system. In addition, insights related to future practice that in turn may lead to stronger schools with empowered teachers will be explored. Recommendations related to the development of empowered teachers, exploration of how servant leadership can be applied in other areas of a school environment, and how servant leadership can be included in district professional development. Administrators interested in better understanding how to empower their teachers will leave this session with an understanding of how their own practice of servant leadership can empower their teachers and assist with their retention.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Examining the Impact of Digital Learning on Minoritized and Poverty-Affected College Students
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Laura DaVinci (Every Learner Everywhere Network)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session highlights the results of a literature and research review assessing the effectiveness of digital learning in decreasing equity gaps as well as the impact digital learning has on specific student populations: those who identify as Black, Latino, and Indigenous; students from low-income backgrounds; and first-generation students.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Gender-Inclusive Language Instruction in the Online World Language Classroom
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Diana Ruggiero (University of Memphis)
Co-presenters: Errol O'Neill (University of Memphis), Allen Woodall (University of Memphis)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

One LGBTQIA+ youth commits suicide every 45 seconds, and transgender/non-binary youth are twice as likely to consider suicide as their cisgender peers (Trevor 2021). We must recognize that a safe space in the classroom is vital, and bringing the online classroom into the 21st century with us is just as crucial. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
How to implement the High Impact Practice of Live Learning courses in Higher Ed: a STEM case study
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Holly Ourso (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Collect your toolkit of supplies and tap into insider know-how on implementing required and optional virtual live learning.

Participants will discover:

*Why this High Impact Practice (HIP) is especially beneficial in STEM courses.

*Get inspired by Live Learning Student Success Stories.

*Our belonging approach: The Three C’s of Live Learning.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Know the Signs: Strategies to Keep Online Students from Suffering in Silence
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Robert Shields (California Baptist University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

How do we keep online students from suffering in silence? Not all students feel empowered to speak up if they are struggling in an online course, and signs of struggle may be difficult to identify. Session attendees will acquire strategies to empower online students and keep them engaged.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Learning from the Challenges: Integrating Technology Resources into Doctoral Student Research Post-Pandemic
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Aubrey Statti (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Co-presenter: Kelly Torres (Chicago School of Professional Psychology)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will explore the importance of technology, post-COVID-19 pandemic, in creating student communities, developing student-faculty mentorship relationships, and conducting dissertation research. The presentation will conclude with recommendations for the next steps in the inclusion of innovative and accessible technology integration in doctoral curriculum to best support students.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Leveraging a Change Management method to drive faculty engagement and behavior change
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ying Iverson (Capella University)
Co-presenters: Curtis Brant (Capella University), Laura Sankovich (Capella University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Join us for an interesting and engaging conversation on leveraging the ADKAR change management model to build and sustain an engaging online faculty culture. Using the Center for Faculty Excellence team as a change management hub, the university institutionalizes the change management mindset and strategically employs the method to drive faculty behavior change. Members from Capella University will share examples and lessons learned from their strategies and the steps of engaging and motivating faculty through communication, professional development, and recognition programs. The examples include a major statistics tool and a learning management system migration. The discussion will include how the change management model impacted institutional culture and faculty behaviors with intentional implementation.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Leveraging Affinity Groups in Organizations: Exploring Organizational Culture, Operational Excellence, and Employee Retention
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Kangas (Walden University)
Co-presenters: Julie James (Walden University), Maureen Hall (Ross University School of Medicine)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Workplace affinity groups aid in organizational culture, operational excellence, and employee retention. To be successful, organizations need to develop effective affinity group programs and initiatives. The purpose of this qualitative generic inquiry study was to explore how affinity groups support organizational culture, operational excellence, and employee retention in organizations. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Leveraging Audience Response Systems for Inclusion, Interaction, and Assessment
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Peter Ariev (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Co-presenter: Joshua Abrams (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

UMBC's Instructional Technology team will share how our institution has piloted a clickerless audience response system (ARS) to enhance students learning, inclusion, and engagement across the institution, sharing specific examples of how polling activities have enriched class discussions, student engagement, and assessment.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Needs Assessment of Distance Learning and Educational Technology at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences: A National Survey Study.
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Eulho Jung (Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and Boise State University)
Co-presenter: Anita Samuel (Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USU))
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Although educational technology is becoming more widely used, its implementation in medical education varies. This survey study aimed to conduct a needs assessment by systematically collecting, organizing, analyzing, and reporting the requirements for educational technology from all national faculty members at a military medical school.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
On a Quest to Slay the Attrition Dragon: Strengths, Extreme Relevance and the Online First-Year Experience
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Jamie Holcomb (Unitek Learning)
Co-presenter: Kristy Johnson (Unitek College)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Why do I have to take this class? Answering this question once isn’t enough. Extreme relevance and reinforcement of skills to both career experiences and academics is essential for online adult learners. This session will breakdown the pragmatic approach used to write an OFYE course focused on strengths and relevance. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Personalizing Online Education Through the WE CARE Approach!
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Peter O'Reilly (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Often online courses can seem to lack interactive connection between Students and Faculty. Based on Student feedback we have developed a WE CARE Program that helps personalize online courses to enhance the learning experiences of both Students and Faculty. This presentation will focus on five methods to personalize online courses.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Preparing Students to Enter the Workforce through Skill-Based Teaching for Critical Roles
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Diana Karczmarczyk (George Mason University)
Co-presenter: Sara Pappa (Marymount University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session will make the connection between the needs of the current workforce and the role of online education. Specifically, the session will focus on critical roles in communities that necessitate students be job-ready upon graduation. Through interactive activities, participants will learn teaching strategies for skill-building to supplement their courses.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Principles, Perils, and Purposes of Personalized Learning
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Kathleen Tate (American Public University System)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will share tips and evidenced-based, student-centered approaches to creating effective discussions and assignments in university online and blended classroom settings that attend to personalized learning principles and avoid possible pitfalls. The focus is on technology integration, at-risk learners, and meeting individual and collective student needs.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Promoting High Impact Practices: An Institutional Initiative Update
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Lisa Bunkowski (Texas A&M University-Central Texas)
Co-presenters: Andria Schwegler (Texas A&M University - Central Texas), Madelynn Shell (Texas A&M University-Central Texas)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

An update to our 2020 presentation on our institution’s process to document implementation of HIPs, establish systematic processes to promote their inclusion across the university in multiple modalities, develop additional HIPs, and establish a community of practitioners to support student success. A resource and recommendations document will also be shared. 


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Providing Faculty Development Without A Budget
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Desiree Caldwell (Gwynedd Mercy University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Professional development should include a variety of components including technology, pedagogy, mentoring/peer support, and modules for skill-set deficits. Faculty have specific expectations; therefore, it is important to first assess their needs. As Chair of my university’s Faculty Development Committee, I am tasked with developing these opportunities without a budget.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Purpose Over Place: Transformative Learning Experiences in a Hybrid Model
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Debbie DePalma (Unitek Learning)
Co-presenter: Kerry Dunn (Nazareth University)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Redesigning courses for a blended format in higher education requires a thoughtful and intentional approach to integrate online and face-to-face learning activities effectively. This session highlights three key factors you must consider and lessons learned from the field- tried and true techniques based on experience. Participants will learn from our experiences and be provided with research, tools, and other essential elements to move to hybrid learning successfully. The session will conclude with participants mapping out their next steps.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Reflections on the Creative Design of an Interprofessional Course in Health Professions Education
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Linda Macaulay (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Co-presenters: Karen Marcellas (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences), Jeanmarie Rey (Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences), Dina Kurzweil (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session describes how design thinking facilitated decisions about presenting content using the Canvas LMS in a longitudinal interprofessional course. The session explores how implementation considerations informed content design, connections and faculty development. Participants will develop actionable design strategies promoting interprofessional collaboration for their own projects.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Riding the Waves of Change: The Constantly Evolving Roles of Instructional Design and Learning Technology Professionals
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Co-presenters: Katie Campbell (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Corine McCarthy (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Hannah Bauer (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Being in the field, you know that the world of instructional design and learning technology is constantly evolving. Do your experiences match our research team’s findings? Join us to find out!


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Stakeholder Input in course development
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ilene Ringler (Purdue University Global)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session will discuss the importance of stakeholder analysis for online course design and propose a model that can be used to achieve the goals of all stakeholders for increased success.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Student Engagement in Online Classrooms: How to Measure It And Act On It
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Benjamin Gomes-Casseres (Brandeis University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

When a student speaks up in an online class, they are engaged—at least for that moment. We present new methods and software that measure this engagement in Zoom classes in detail. Our “discussion dashboards” help teachers engage students more equitably and effectively, and give students insight on their performance.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Supporting Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Online Education Through Social Communities and Engagement
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Ana Rusch (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Co-presenters: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus), Alex Duncan (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

My session focuses on how to support diversity and inclusion in online education though the creation of social communities and engagement that humanizes the student experience by addressing mental health and wellbeing, inclusive peer support, the needs of underrepresented and historically marginalized students in an online graduate degree program through an intersectional social justice lens.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Sustainable Instructor Presence: Using Voice Cloning Software to Create Voice Narrations at Scale
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Timothy Lombardo (Purdue University - Main Campus)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This presentation examines the benefits and drawbacks of using voice cloning software in online education. It explores its potential to create a sustainable, personalized instructor presence while addressing ethical concerns and potential misuse to ensure a positive learning experience for students.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Teaching the Student of the Future – Lessons in Web 2.0 Engagement
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Praveena Jayaraman (Grand Canyon University)
Co-presenter: Helen Hammond (Grand Canyon University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

How do we as faculty meet and exceed the needs and desires of “The Student of the Future”? It starts with engagement! In this session, we will examine case research on innovative approaches to Web 2.0 integration that allowed student engagement to soar. Recommendations and best practices for Faculty, Administrators, and Curriculum Developers will be provided in the context of student engagement in the classroom. Best practices that allow for innovative approaches to Web 2.0 integration that allowed student engagement will also be included in addition to discussion of research findings.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Telling Stories to Save the World: A Tour of a New OER on Climate Change in Narrative Film
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Judith Sebesta (Sebesta Education Consulting)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

A tour of Telling Stories to Save the World: Climate Change in Narrative Film. Available via Pressbooks, this new OER explores the history and impact of the Climate Fiction Film, a subgenre of narrative cinema that depicts the effects of climate change on the Earth and its inhabitants.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Testing the Waters: Using AI to Enhance Student Learning from Both Faculty and Student perspective
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Molly Vetter Dreier (University of Missouri)
Co-presenter: Ying-Hsiu Liu (Missouri Online - University of Missouri)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Generative AI chat bots can have destructive and promising implications for higher education. This session will discuss the pedagogical roles AI can play in higher education, showcase ways we implemented AI to enhance student learning  and share faculty and student reflections. Participants will explore and discuss critical issues of teaching and learning in the AI era to prepare students for the workforce.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Thriving Together: A Self-Care Action Plan for Allies, Builders & Collaborators
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Florence Williams (University of Central Florida)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Higher education professionals lead situationally or within defined roles. These leadership actions require that they become Allies, Builders, or Collaborators who plan for and care for others. This session will encourage higher education professionals to use the eight foundational principles of self-care to create an action plan that drives intentional focus and accountability.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
  • Leadership
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Using Assessment Results to Improve Faculty Instruction Through Effective Training Centered on Student Learning, Development, and Success
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Max Fassnacht (Colorado Technical University)
Co-presenter: Sheneka Gioffredi (Colorado Technical University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

Assessment offers insights into areas of strength and areas of opportunity when it comes to student learning. Faculty Leadership and Support can apply these insights, tailoring faculty development to improve instruction. This presentation will provide attendees with effective practices and resources for utilizing assessment results to improve faculty instruction.


  • Discovery Session Asynchronous
  • Streamed Session
Discovery Session Asynchronous
Utilizing Elements of Online Engagement as a Strategy for Reflection
Session Modality: Virtual
Lead Presenter: Stephanie Foote (John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education and Stony Brook University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: PlayPosit
Brief Abstract:

This session will focus on approaches to apply the elements of online engagement, using guided reflection, in the intentional design and delivery of online course. Participants will leave the session with ideas they can incorporate immediately into their own online and blended courses, and resources for continuous course improvement.


Monday October 23, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Goosechase
Daily Other
OLC Accelerate 2023 Goosechase Challenge
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Laura Geringer (PumpkinBerry Consulting)
Co-presenter: Carmen Beck (Academic Partnerships)
Track: N/A
Location: Goosechase
Brief Abstract:

Goosechase is a fun and playful mobile-based tool being used throughout the conference to assist in community onboarding, networking, program exploration, and more! Join the adventure and win prizes along the way. To join, visit https://www.goosechase.com/download to download the app and use the join code OLCAC23.


Monday October 23, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Mezzanine 2
Daily Other
The Grading Room
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Mezzanine 2
Brief Abstract:

The Grading Room was designed to provide dedicate space and resources for those needing to take time away from conference sessions and programming for things like grading. Please note that this room is expected to be a quiet one, meant to facilitate focus and space for those needing to grade or otherwise work. For questions related to the Grading Room, please visit the conference registration desk.

The Grading Room is open daily during regular conference hours.


Monday October 23, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Slack
Daily Other
Questions? Chat with the Engagement Team via Slack
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Slack
Brief Abstract:

Slack is a messaging app that we use to faciliate conversations and disseminate timely information during the OLC Accelerate conference. Whether new to Slack or not, here is insight into imporant channels to use throughout the conference:

  •  #general: Get the latest need-to-know information or ask general questions in the #general channel.
  •  #engagement-support: receive guidance on sessions and engagement events, ask engagement questions.
  •  Join your colleagues in conversing about one or all of the Innovation Crew connection topics: #artificial-intelligence-crew, #online-belonging-crew, or #diversity-equity-inclusion-crew.

Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
National Harbor 4-5
  • Leadership
Symposium Session
Leadership Network Symposium Keynote Address: Unlocking Opportunity: An Equity-First Approach to Digital Strategy
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tia Brown McNair (American Association of Colleges and Universities)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: National Harbor 4-5
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

As leaders seeking to elevate digital strategy to provide more equitable and inclusive learning environments, it is imperative that we build our capacity to identify an equity-first approach for evaluating and assessing our existing and future efforts to support higher levels of student success. How does the current higher education landscape influence decision-making and policy development for digital strategy? What are promising approaches for supporting the development of leaders and teams to achieve defined digital learning goals? This keynote will provide an overview of equity-centered approaches for unlocking opportunities that advance digital strategy. 

 

The OLC Leadership Network Symposium will bring together trailblazers and influential voices in our field in a highly collaborative one-day event, fostering discussions and debates about our digital learning futures. Together, we will determine our top priorities for the upcoming year, addressing the most significant challenges and opportunities facing our field. It aims to collectively identify areas that require our focused attention in addressing the ubiquitous challenges and promising opportunities for creating equitable, inclusive, and quality online and blended education. This year’s symposium promises a truly engaging experience, featuring a keynote address, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities. Do not miss out on this unique and prestigious event, where you can connect with leaders from around the world and gain valuable insights into critical topics. Learn More and Register: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2023/accelerate/leadership-network-symposium/


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake 4/5
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
  • Master Class
  • K-12
Master Class
The AI Loom: Weaving Together Teaching, Learning and AI
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Reed Dickson (Pima Community College)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Chesapeake 4/5
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

How can AI help us reshape teaching, learning, and course design? Join us for this workshop where participants will rethink everything with AI in mind, including assessment, student-centered teaching, curricular design, writing, research, metacognition, equity, and ethics. Participants will also practice using AI to create resources you can use today! This abstract was generated using ChatGPT 4.0.


There is a fee of $300 for this pre-conference Master Class. You may also register for this Master Class as part of a special $550 Combo package of 2 Master Classes (1 AM and 1 PM class).

 
Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
National Harbor 4-5
  • Leadership
Symposium Session
Leadership Network Symposium: Aligning Workforce Education with the Future of Work
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Terry Di Paolo (LeCroy Center - Dallas County Community College District) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Cynthia Pascal (Northern Virginia Community College), Luke Dowden (Alamo Colleges District), Andrew Shean (Penn Foster Group)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: National Harbor 4-5
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

As the job market continues to evolve rapidly, it's crucial for educational leaders to adapt their programs and partnerships to meet the changing demands of the workforce. This session will delve into effective strategies for aligning new and redeveloped programs with the needs of the labor market. Attendees will gain insights on structuring skills alignment and attainment, fostering valuable partnerships with employers, and creating reskilling and upskilling opportunities for learners. Join us to explore how to best prepare the workforce of the future through innovative workforce education initiatives.

 

The OLC Leadership Network Symposium will bring together trailblazers and influential voices in our field in a highly collaborative one-day event, fostering discussions and debates about our digital learning futures. Together, we will determine our top priorities for the upcoming year, addressing the most significant challenges and opportunities facing our field. It aims to collectively identify areas that require our focused attention in addressing the ubiquitous challenges and promising opportunities for creating equitable, inclusive, and quality online and blended education. This year’s symposium promises a truly engaging experience, featuring a keynote address, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities. Do not miss out on this unique and prestigious event, where you can connect with leaders from around the world and gain valuable insights into critical topics. Learn More and Register: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2023/accelerate/leadership-network-symposium/


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
National Harbor 6
  • Leadership
Symposium Session
Leadership Network Symposium: Strategies for Financial Sustainability and Innovation
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Adam Croom (University of Oklahoma) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Melissa Vito (University of Texas at San Antonio), Katie Scheie (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: National Harbor 6
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

As higher education institutions increasingly embrace digital and online learning, developing effective budget models is crucial for financial sustainability and fostering innovation. In this session, we will explore various budgeting approaches tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities of digital and online post-secondary education. Join us to discover best practices, cost optimization strategies, and innovative funding mechanisms that can propel your institution forward in the digital era.

 

The OLC Leadership Network Symposium will bring together trailblazers and influential voices in our field in a highly collaborative one-day event, fostering discussions and debates about our digital learning futures. Together, we will determine our top priorities for the upcoming year, addressing the most significant challenges and opportunities facing our field. It aims to collectively identify areas that require our focused attention in addressing the ubiquitous challenges and promising opportunities for creating equitable, inclusive, and quality online and blended education. This year’s symposium promises a truly engaging experience, featuring a keynote address, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities. Do not miss out on this unique and prestigious event, where you can connect with leaders from around the world and gain valuable insights into critical topics. Learn More and Register: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2023/accelerate/leadership-network-symposium/


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
National Harbor 7
  • Leadership
Symposium Session
Leadership Network Symposium: Navigating Faculty Burnout and Overload in the Digital Learning Era
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Carrie O'Donnell (O'Donnell Learn+ISG)
Co-presenter: Brett Christie (Alchemy)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: National Harbor 7
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we explore the current experiences, attitudes, and values of faculty as they engage students in multiple learning environments. Our research highlights bright spots but also reveals concerning trends that underscore the need for additional support. Join us to discuss effective strategies for alleviating faculty burden, enhancing well-being, and fostering successful student outcomes in the digital era.

 

The OLC Leadership Network Symposium will bring together trailblazers and influential voices in our field in a highly collaborative one-day event, fostering discussions and debates about our digital learning futures. Together, we will determine our top priorities for the upcoming year, addressing the most significant challenges and opportunities facing our field. It aims to collectively identify areas that require our focused attention in addressing the ubiquitous challenges and promising opportunities for creating equitable, inclusive, and quality online and blended education. This year’s symposium promises a truly engaging experience, featuring a keynote address, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities. Do not miss out on this unique and prestigious event, where you can connect with leaders from around the world and gain valuable insights into critical topics. Learn More and Register: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2023/accelerate/leadership-network-symposium/


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
National Harbor 4-5
  • Leadership
Symposium Session
Leadership Network Symposium: Nurturing Success from Enrollment to Graduation
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Cynthia Pascal (Northern Virginia Community College), Terry Di Paolo (LeCroy Center - Dallas County Community College District), Melissa Vito (University of Texas at San Antonio), Caleb Simmons (The University of Arizona)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: National Harbor 4-5
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

In today's dynamic educational landscape, prioritizing the student experience is key to fostering success and retention. This session delves into effective strategies for guiding students through their entire academic journey, from enrollment to credential completion. Join us as we explore innovative approaches to empower entering students with the necessary preparation, support, and resources, both inside and outside the classroom. Discover how informed decision-making and milestone navigation can positively impact student success, engagement, and overall satisfaction.

 

The OLC Leadership Network Symposium will bring together trailblazers and influential voices in our field in a highly collaborative one-day event, fostering discussions and debates about our digital learning futures. Together, we will determine our top priorities for the upcoming year, addressing the most significant challenges and opportunities facing our field. It aims to collectively identify areas that require our focused attention in addressing the ubiquitous challenges and promising opportunities for creating equitable, inclusive, and quality online and blended education. This year’s symposium promises a truly engaging experience, featuring a keynote address, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities. Do not miss out on this unique and prestigious event, where you can connect with leaders from around the world and gain valuable insights into critical topics. Learn More and Register: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2023/accelerate/leadership-network-symposium/


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
National Harbor 6
  • Leadership
Symposium Session
Leadership Network Symposium: CHLOE 8: Student Demand Moves Higher Ed Toward a Multi-Modal Future
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Eric Fredericksen (University of Rochester)
Co-presenters: Richard Garrett (Eduventures), Bethany Simunich (Quality Matters)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: National Harbor 6
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join the 2023 Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE) report team as they discuss how student demand for online and hybrid learning continues to grow, and institutions are working hard to find their footing in this post-pandemic environment. The deeper story is that institutions are reexamining their identities and priorities in light of this increased multi-modal demand.

The eighth installment of the Changing Landscape of Online Education (CHLOE) report, produced by Quality MattersTM and Eduventures®, offers an overview of the current state of online learning in higher education as well as insights into its future development. The report was compiled by surveying chief online officers (COOs) — the professionals best situated to assess the current state of this ever-developing field — at U.S. two- and four-year colleges and universities. 

 

The OLC Leadership Network Symposium will bring together trailblazers and influential voices in our field in a highly collaborative one-day event, fostering discussions and debates about our digital learning futures. Together, we will determine our top priorities for the upcoming year, addressing the most significant challenges and opportunities facing our field. It aims to collectively identify areas that require our focused attention in addressing the ubiquitous challenges and promising opportunities for creating equitable, inclusive, and quality online and blended education. This year’s symposium promises a truly engaging experience, featuring a keynote address, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities. Do not miss out on this unique and prestigious event, where you can connect with leaders from around the world and gain valuable insights into critical topics. Learn More and Register: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2023/accelerate/leadership-network-symposium/


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
National Harbor 7
  • Leadership
Symposium Session
Leadership Network Symposium: Leading with Purpose: The Power of Collaborative Leadership in the Digital Age
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Wurch (Penn Foster Group)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: National Harbor 7
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Discover the transformative potential of collaboration as we delve into the art of building leadership capacity in the digital realm. In this engaging session, Jennifer Wurch, an esteemed IELOL alumni and passionate advocate, will lead the way. Join us to explore how emerging and seasoned digital leaders can forge powerful partnerships, leveraging their collective expertise to nurture the next generation of online leadership.

 

The OLC Leadership Network Symposium will bring together trailblazers and influential voices in our field in a highly collaborative one-day event, fostering discussions and debates about our digital learning futures. Together, we will determine our top priorities for the upcoming year, addressing the most significant challenges and opportunities facing our field. It aims to collectively identify areas that require our focused attention in addressing the ubiquitous challenges and promising opportunities for creating equitable, inclusive, and quality online and blended education. This year’s symposium promises a truly engaging experience, featuring a keynote address, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities. Do not miss out on this unique and prestigious event, where you can connect with leaders from around the world and gain valuable insights into critical topics. Learn More and Register: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2023/accelerate/leadership-network-symposium/


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Chesapeake 4/5
Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
  • Master Class
Master Class
ChatGPT unleashed: An advanced exploration of AI-driven course design
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Conference Session: Pre-Conference Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (TCS Education System)
Co-presenters: Veronica Estrada (Pacific Oaks College), Mark Labbett (TCS Education System), Laura Blom (TCS Education System)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Chesapeake 4/5
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Explore ChatGPT's potential in this advanced masterclass for educators and curriculum designers. Learn innovative techniques for course content creation and personalized learning experiences. Engage in hands-on activities and practical applications to generate captivating syllabi, lesson plans, quizzes, and more. Unleash the power of AI and elevate your educational offerings.


There is a fee of $300 for this pre-conference Master Class. You may also register for this Master Class as part of a special $550 Combo package of 2 Master Classes (1 AM and 1 PM class).

 
Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
National Harbor 4-5
  • Leadership
Symposium Session
Leadership Network Symposium: Leveraging AI to Enhance Higher Education Access: Building Resilient Strategies for the Future
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Melissa Vito (University of Texas at San Antonio), Reed Dickson (Pima Community College), Vincent Del Casino (San Jose State University), Andrew Shean (Penn Foster Group)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: National Harbor 4-5
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

In today's rapidly changing landscape of higher education, institutions face various challenges in ensuring equitable access and adaptability. This session aims to explore the transformative potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in strategic planning to enhance higher education access while fostering institutional resilience. Join us as we delve into the ways AI technologies can revolutionize decision-making processes, optimize risk management, and drive innovation, enabling educational institutions to thrive in the face of uncertainty.

 

The OLC Leadership Network Symposium will bring together trailblazers and influential voices in our field in a highly collaborative one-day event, fostering discussions and debates about our digital learning futures. Together, we will determine our top priorities for the upcoming year, addressing the most significant challenges and opportunities facing our field. It aims to collectively identify areas that require our focused attention in addressing the ubiquitous challenges and promising opportunities for creating equitable, inclusive, and quality online and blended education. This year’s symposium promises a truly engaging experience, featuring a keynote address, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities. Do not miss out on this unique and prestigious event, where you can connect with leaders from around the world and gain valuable insights into critical topics. Learn More and Register: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2023/accelerate/leadership-network-symposium/


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
National Harbor 6
  • Leadership
Symposium Session
Leadership Network Symposium: Bridging Student and Faculty Perspectives in Digital Learning
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)
Co-presenter: Megan Tesene (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: National Harbor 6
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

As a network member of Every Learner Everywhere, APLU leadership has helped institutions change organizations to leverage technology and create equitable digital learning. We will review the findings from the 2023 Time for Class Report. This 2023 study – the largest and longest-running study monitoring digital learning in higher education – aims to identify the differences between student and institutional stakeholder experiences and preferences to suggest ways institutions and solution providers can address these differences.

 

The OLC Leadership Network Symposium will bring together trailblazers and influential voices in our field in a highly collaborative one-day event, fostering discussions and debates about our digital learning futures. Together, we will determine our top priorities for the upcoming year, addressing the most significant challenges and opportunities facing our field. It aims to collectively identify areas that require our focused attention in addressing the ubiquitous challenges and promising opportunities for creating equitable, inclusive, and quality online and blended education. This year’s symposium promises a truly engaging experience, featuring a keynote address, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities. Do not miss out on this unique and prestigious event, where you can connect with leaders from around the world and gain valuable insights into critical topics. Learn More and Register: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2023/accelerate/leadership-network-symposium/


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
National Harbor 7
  • Leadership
Symposium Session
Leadership Network Symposium: Cultivating Future Leaders in Online Learning: Nurturing Growth through Leadership Investment
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:15 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Morgan Johnson (University of Arizona Global Campus) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Sebrena Jackson (University of Alabama), Lynn Wahl (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: National Harbor 7
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

In the dynamic realm of online learning, the responsibility of shaping the next generation of leaders rests on our commitment to intentional investment in our teams. Through targeted development opportunities, impactful mentorship, and fostering capacity building, we lay the foundation for a thriving leadership ecosystem. Join us for a compelling session that brings together a panel of esteemed voices, all active participants in OLC’s Institute for Emerging Leaders in Online Learning (IELOL) program, spanning both domestic and international spheres.

Our discussion will highlight tangible outcomes and remarkable achievements that the IELOL program has fostered. Panel participants will share the diverse pathways it has forged, contributing to the ongoing evolution of educational leadership practices. Irrespective of prior familiarity with IELOL, the pressing need to invest in leadership growth will emerge as a central theme. This imperative resonates deeply across all levels of experience, bridging the gap between new and seasoned online professionals.

Join us in embracing an undeniable truth: the nurturing of leadership excellence stands as an unwavering cornerstone in steering the trajectory of online learning's future. Through intentional investment, we collectively champion growth, foster innovation, and pave the way for a new era of digital educational leadership.

 

The OLC Leadership Network Symposium will bring together trailblazers and influential voices in our field in a highly collaborative one-day event, fostering discussions and debates about our digital learning futures. Together, we will determine our top priorities for the upcoming year, addressing the most significant challenges and opportunities facing our field. It aims to collectively identify areas that require our focused attention in addressing the ubiquitous challenges and promising opportunities for creating equitable, inclusive, and quality online and blended education. This year’s symposium promises a truly engaging experience, featuring a keynote address, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities. Do not miss out on this unique and prestigious event, where you can connect with leaders from around the world and gain valuable insights into critical topics. Learn More and Register: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2023/accelerate/leadership-network-symposium/


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
National Harbor 4-5
  • Leadership
Symposium Session
Leadership Network Symposium: Shaping the Future of Digital Education: Insights from the OLC Board of Directors
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 2:45 PM to 4:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Paige McDonald (The George Washington University) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Vickie Cook (University of Illinois Springfield), Terry Di Paolo (LeCroy Center - Dallas County Community College District), Vincent Del Casino (San Jose State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: National Harbor 4-5
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

As the symposium draws to a close, join esteemed members of the OLC Board of Directors for a thought-provoking panel discussion. During this dynamic session, our distinguished panelists will share their key takeaways, actionable insights, and visions for advancing digital education in the ever-changing landscape. Engage in meaningful discussions with these influential leaders as they chart a course for the future of online and digital learning.

 

The OLC Leadership Network Symposium will bring together trailblazers and influential voices in our field in a highly collaborative one-day event, fostering discussions and debates about our digital learning futures. Together, we will determine our top priorities for the upcoming year, addressing the most significant challenges and opportunities facing our field. It aims to collectively identify areas that require our focused attention in addressing the ubiquitous challenges and promising opportunities for creating equitable, inclusive, and quality online and blended education. This year’s symposium promises a truly engaging experience, featuring a keynote address, panel discussions, and numerous networking opportunities. Do not miss out on this unique and prestigious event, where you can connect with leaders from around the world and gain valuable insights into critical topics. Learn More and Register: https://onlinelearningconsortium.org/attend-2023/accelerate/leadership-network-symposium/


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Mezzanine Landing
  • Other
Other
Early Registration
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Mezzanine Landing
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Don't wait in line Wednesday morning and miss portions of a our First Timers Welcome and Orientation, numerous workshops, or the Leadership Network Symposium.  Check-in at conference registration Tuesday evening from 3-6pm US Eastern Time Zone to pick up your conference badge and materials. After you check-in, take part in the Tuesday evening Exhibit Hall Preview Reception (3:00pm-6:00pm, Prince George's A/B Exhibit Hall), where you will have an opportunity to get a jump-start on your exhibitor stamp card (for fabulous prizes) and enjoy some musical entertainment, games, and fun refreshments.  Our Field Guide Station will also be open for program consulting and tours of our meeting space at Gaylord National. Be sure to make your travel plans to arrive early enough on Tuesday to participate in these events. 

OLC Accelerate 2023 registration is located in the Gaylord National Convention Center Mezzanine (same level as the hotel lobby).  


  • Other
Other
Early Registration Field Guide Welcome Station
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Eric Loepp (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Co-presenter: Yan Xu (Spelman College)
Track: N/A
Location: Mezzanine Landing
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

Welcome! The OLC Accelerate Field Guides are here to help you get oriented and find the best conference activities and groups for you. Stop by the Field Guide station near the Early Registration desk!


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
OLC Accelerate 2023 Exhibit Hall Preview Reception
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B
Session Duration: 3hr
Brief Abstract:

As we open OLC Accelerate 2023, join us for an evening of light snacks, beverages, and community networking! Take this chance to get ahead on conference games (and your chance to win przes) like the OLC Accelerate 2023 Goosechase Challenge, and engage in 1:1 conversations with our sponsors, exhibitors, OLC Staff team, and our amazing volunteers.


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
  • Other
Other
ChatGPT Storytime at the Exhibit Hall Preview
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Drew Santorello (The George Washington University)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 2hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Explore the Exhibit Hall to uncover a hidden story – and fill in the blanks yourself! Participating Exhibit Hall vendors will have a piece of the narrative, crafted with the help of ChatGPT. Your mission is to collect and assemble the story pieces and then use your creativity to fill in the blanks. Submit your story for a chance to win!


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Mezzanine Landing
  • Other
Other
Tour of The Gaylord National Convention Center
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 4:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Eric Loepp (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Co-presenter: Yan Xu (Spelman College)
Track: N/A
Location: Mezzanine Landing
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the OLC Accelerate Field Guides and other conference attendees for a tour of the Gaylord National Convention Center. There is no better way to explore this hotel and learn about conference layout than on a guided tour. Meet at the Field Guide Station near conference registration in the Mezzanine Landing. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes (as we will be moving throughout the tour).


Tuesday October 24, 2023 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
OLC Accelerate 2023 Leadership Network Symposium & Conference Volunteer Reception
Date: Tuesday, October 24th
Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

If you are an OLC Accelerate 2023 volunteer or a participant in today's Leadership Network Symposium, please join us for food, beverages, and networking as we celebrate our leadership community. This VIP reception will be held in the Engagement space in the rear of the Prince George's A/B Exhibit Hall.  

This reception is a closed event and requires either registration to the Leadership Network or to have served as an OLC Accelerate 2023 volunteer.

 


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Chesapeake 1
  • Other
Other
All Levels Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Breanna
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Breanna Naglich (Central Michigan University)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 1
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Start your day with a gentle vinyasa yoga session designed to help you wake up, de-stress, create space, and prepare you to get the most out of your conference experience. We will move through a series of poses that are created to both open and challenge various muscle groups, sequenced together in a flowing style, synchronized with the breath. 

This class is suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners. No previous yoga experience is necessary, and modifications will be offered to accommodate all levels of practice.

To participate, you will need comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement, a yoga mat (we will have towels on hand if you don’t have one), and a water bottle.

Note:  OLC Accelerate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that the instructor, OLC, and the Gaylord National Resort may not be held liable.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B
  • Other
Other
Attendee Breakfast (Wednesday)
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Start the first official day of OLC Accelerate 2023 with breakfast prior to the morning's events.  Grab your breakfast in the Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B (down the escalator from conference registration, and then turn left), and enjoy time visiting with exhibitors or head to one of our engagement or program activities taking place this morning.   


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Mezzanine Landing
  • Other
Other
Field Guide Welcome Station
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Eric Loepp (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Co-presenter: Yan Xu (Spelman College)
Track: N/A
Location: Mezzanine Landing
Session Duration: 4hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Welcome! The OLC Accelerate Field Guides are here to help you get oriented and find the best conference activities and groups for you. Stop by the Field Guide station near the Registration desk!


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Chesapeake 1
  • Other
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness - A Guided Meditation Session
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 1
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Start your day with some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice some self-care as we turn our focus inward for a short while.  Mindfulness has been defined as a practice of "bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occuring in the present moment" (Baer, 2003).  Clark Shah-Nelson will lead this guided mindful meditation session geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Accelerate Virtual Conference in a healthy and present way together.  Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, all levels are welcome to join us for this session.

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


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 8:15 AM
Chesapeake D/E/F
  • Leadership
Lightning Session
“Overcoming Change Paralysis: Using the ADKAR method to empower faculty to design accessible learning spaces"
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 8:00 AM to 8:15 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Melissa McCartney (Queens University of Charlotte)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake D/E/F
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Ensuring accessibility in education is critical to providing equitable opportunities for all learners. While many institutions have implemented accessibility mandates to enforce compliance, this approach may not always be effective in creating lasting change. In this presentation, we will explore the ADKAR method to help faculty overcome change paralysis. How can your institution better implement change and motivate faculty without mandates? 


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Chesapeake 10/11/12
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
C.H.A.N.G.E: The faculty role as an ally in student discussions.
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Cassandra Bush (Southern New Hampshire University)
Co-presenter: Clare Brown (Southern New Hampshire University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Chesapeake 10/11/12
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

This session introduces a systematic learner-centric approach for engaging in meaningful dialogue with undergraduate students who may unintentionally use biased/stereotyping language. Using the C.H.A.N.G.E mnemonic, participants will focus on learner growth and allyship, supporting students who are developing communicators and may struggle to express themselves effectively in sensitive contexts.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Chesapeake 7/8/9
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Building a collaborative New Online Student Orientation
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Valerie Green (Arcadia University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Chesapeake 7/8/9
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Increasing online enrollments lead to the creation of a new online student orientation. Focus will be on the process of creating the orientation content, review/feedback and rollout. Campus collaboration consisted of selected faculty, students and staff to proactively advertise support services and a feedback loop was created.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Chesapeake A/B/C
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
Workshop
Constructing Effective Prompts: An Interactive Workshop on Using AI in Course Design
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Christina Gooden (Western Governors University)
Co-presenter: Molly Griffith-Heller (Western Governors University (WGU) - Salt Lake City UT)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Chesapeake A/B/C
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Transform your course design experience and engage your learners like never before! Join our interactive workshop and discover how generative AI can revolutionize your course design process and engage your learners with collaborative and creative AI prompt writing exercises. But don’t fret, this workshop requires zero technical skills. 


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Chesapeake G/H/I
Workshop Session 1
  • Workshop
  • HBCU
Workshop
HBCU Workshop - Part 1: Scaling the Impact of the Affordable Learning Solutions: HBCU Leadership and Strategies for Faculty, Students, and Administrators
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Co-presenter: Denise Malloy (Southwest Tennessee Community College / Tennessee Board of Regents)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Chesapeake G/H/I
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Reducing higher education costs by providing no-low cost course materials has proven to be an important institutional strategy. We will review the leadership and strategies of HBCUs to deliver Affordable Learning Solutions programs that engage faculty, students, and campus staff in significant actions to adopt and adapt OER.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
National Harbor 4-5
  • Other
Other
First Time Attendee Welcome & Onboarding
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Christine Hinkley (The Online Learning Consortium )
Track: N/A
Location: National Harbor 4-5
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

If you’re looking for support in orienting to the conference, the First Timers Welcome and Orientation is a must! Get support in planning your conference experience and kick things off with some casual networking.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Maryland 1-2
  • Other
Other
Creative Engagement Retreat
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Laura Geringer (PumpkinBerry Consulting)
Co-presenter: Carmen Beck (Academic Partnerships)
Track: N/A
Location: Maryland 1-2
Session Duration: 4hr
Brief Abstract:

Drop in for some calm creative time or collaborative artistic play, hosted by the Engagement Team. Stay for a few minutes or a few hours. Re-center with some quiet alone time or meet new friends over a shared project. Recharge with watercolor, meet new friends working on our collaborative mural, create a custom button to commemorate your Accelerate experience, and more!


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 8:15 AM to 8:30 AM
Chesapeake D/E/F
Lightning Session
Once a Teacher, Now a Designer
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 8:15 AM to 8:30 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Shara Gonzalez (Florida International University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Chesapeake D/E/F
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

When teachers enter the world of fully online instructional design, it’s easy to feel our training and love for teaching is a thing of the past. With time, we can learn otherwise. Let’s discuss the transferable skills teachers bring to online instructional design and how we can still teach.

       

 

   
Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 8:30 AM to 8:45 AM
Chesapeake D/E/F
Lightning Session
Evolving Innovation through Structured Rapid Design; innovating with a learning patterns toolkit and generated hi-fi prototypes to drive efficient design guidance
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 8:30 AM to 8:45 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: David Petersen (Western Governors University)
Co-presenter: Michele Mesesnger (Western Governors University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Chesapeake D/E/F
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Making the building blocks for curricilum design and development standardized and innovative at the same time is not an oxymoron. This lightening presentation explores how a learning patterns toolkit with efficiently developed high-fidelity prototypes can aid in the creation of engaging learning content that directly connects to fascinating activities that can inspire collaboration and creativity to flourish between its learners. Find out via a compelling and fast-paced presentation how this applies to your institution.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Chesapeake D/E/F
Lightning Session
Examples from the Classroom - Teaching that Incorporates the UDL Framework and Inclusive Practices with Technology
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Susan May (Amherst College)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Chesapeake D/E/F
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

As an IT accessibility specialist, within an Academic Technology Services group, I am thrilled to encounter faculty incorporating UDL and inclusive practices with technology into their teaching in ways that students find helpful. In this session, I share examples from our faculty to inspire others to adapt and adopt.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Maryland 1-2
  • Other
Other
Sketchwalk: Urban Sketching During the Creative Engagement Retreat
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Laura Geringer (PumpkinBerry Consulting)
Track: N/A
Location: Maryland 1-2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Start your day with a light walk and low-key introduction to sketching on-location. With a focus on process over product, we’ll use ink and watercolor to create a visual response to your surroundings. You don’t have to consider yourself an “artist” to enjoy capturing the colors of a location, or the shape of an interesting building, or the feeling of being outside with colleagues. We’ll meet at the Creative Engagement Retreat to grab supplies and then head outside (weather dependent).


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
  • Other
Other
Tour of the Gaylord National Convention Center
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Eric Loepp (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Co-presenter: Yan Xu (Spelman College)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the OLC Accelerate Field Guides and other conference attendees for a tour of the Gaylord National Convention Center. There is no better way to explore this hotel and learn about conference layout than on a guided tour. Meet near conference registration. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes (as we will be moving throughout the tour).


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for our first networking coffee break of the conference. 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. Check out the Speed Networking activities in the Engagement Hub, participate in our Goosechase game, or use this time to meet with our conference exhibitors and work on your exhibitor stamp card for a chance at some awesome prizes!


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
  • Other
Other
Speed Networking: OLC in Kahoots
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jason Reed (State College of Florida)
Co-presenter: Zoaib Mirza (Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

There's a phenomenal community here at OLC Accelerate – but how do you find your way into it and get to know people? Attend the Speed Networking Coffee Break for a playful trivia game! You'll use to Kahoots to answer fun-filled trivia questions about OLC, the Accelerate 2023 conference, Washinstong, D.C., and more!

Whether you're a wallflower, the life of the party, or somewhere in between, Speed Networking Coffee Breaks are a great way to learn more about the OLC Accelerate conference and meet new people in a fun, casual way.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Chesapeake D/E/F
Lightning Session
Making the impossible possible with Zoom breakout room
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sherry Lin (Texas A&M University - College Station)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Chesapeake D/E/F
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Smart use of technologies, such as Zoom and Google Slides, can help instructors better facilitate group discussions, monitor group progress in a large class setting, and be more effectively involved in students’ learning process. At the same time, students can enjoy more meaningful conversations without distractions from other groups. 


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
  • Other
Other
Technology Test Kitchen: Nailed It! Crash Courses and Small Wins
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Culver (Southern Methodist University)
Co-presenter: Chris Pilgrim (Mississippi State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Tune in and participate in challenges based on NailedIt with some tips and tricks to help with popular ed tech tools. NailedIt is a place where it is okay to fail and okay when things do not necessarily come out the way we originally intended. Even when that does happen, we celebrate the successes. Come and try your own NailedIt challenge based using some free technology tools that can engage your students.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake 10/11/12
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • Leadership
Workshop
Building a Community of Care Across the University for Equity and Inclusion
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Nina McCune (Walden University)
Co-presenter: Deepa Shriram (Walden University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake 10/11/12
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

How can postsecondary institutions imagine and create a sustainable community of care in online environments? In this interactive workshop, participants will define a community of care unique to their institution, prioritize the resources needed to sustain the community, and be agile and responsive to community needs.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake 7/8/9
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • Leadership
Workshop
Building New Worlds Together: Creating Interactive Online Programs with Unique Design and Creative Leadership
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: John Vivolo (Yeshiva University)
Co-presenter: Lloyd Carew-Reid (Yeshiva University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Chesapeake 7/8/9
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

How do you engage your learners? How do you convince faculty to embrace change? Will your school's leadership take risks? You need to continue to evolve in how you approach design and leadership. This workshop will focus on joining both design and leadership decisions in online program development.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake A/B/C
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
Workshop
Hack your Course Design with the HTML Editor
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dana Simionescu (Oregon State University)
Co-presenters: Phil Chambers (Oregon State University), Deborah Mundorff (Oregon State University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Chesapeake A/B/C
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Ready to take your LMS page design to the next level? Learn how to use HTML and inline CSS to create engaging online courses that are visually appealing and accessible. Using hands-on activities, you will practice several layout and styling elements and then create your own design.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake G/H/I
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • HBCU
Workshop
HBCU Workshop - Part 2: Scaling the Impact of the Affordable Learning Solutions: HBCU Leadership and Strategies for Faculty, Students, and Administrators
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Robbie Melton (Tennessee State University)
Co-presenter: Denise Malloy (Southwest Tennessee Community College / Tennessee Board of Regents)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Chesapeake G/H/I
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

Reducing higher education costs by providing no-low cost course materials has proven to be an important institutional strategy. We will review the leadership and strategies of HBCUs to deliver Affordable Learning Solutions programs that engage faculty, students, and campus staff in significant actions to adopt and adapt OER.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
National Harbor 4-5
Workshop Session 2
  • Workshop
  • Leadership
Workshop
The Great Learning Analytics Debate Continues: Promises, Pitfalls, and Progress from Multi-Stakeholder Teams and Institutions
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Workshop Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kiran Budhrani (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Co-presenter: J. Garvey Pyke (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: National Harbor 4-5
Session Duration: 1hr 30min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop aims to develop multi-stakeholder case studies that tackle the great learning analytics debate on the promises vs. the pitfalls of learning analytics in higher education environments. All designers, faculty, researchers, developers, administrators, and ;earning professionals are encouraged to join and contribute best practices for implementing learning analytics.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Chesapeake D/E/F
Lightning Session
Enhancing Engagement in Online Courses: Using AI-Powered Gaze Tracking Technology for Improved Eye Contact
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 10:45 AM to 11:00 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Gerry Pedraza (Texas A&M University-College Station)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Chesapeake D/E/F
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Online instructors often struggle to maintain direct eye contact with the camera while recording pre-recorded videos, leading to reduced engagement with learners. To solve this issue, this presentation proposes using Nvidia Gaze, an AI-powered software developer kit that tracks a presenter's gaze and redirects it towards the camera in real-time. This method is non-intrusive, flexible, and scalable, making it ideal for both instructors and content producers. During the presentation, before-and-after results will be demonstrated, along with the steps required to use the SDK, limitations, and necessary workarounds.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Chesapeake D/E/F
Lightning Session
Graduate Teaching Practicum: Fostering Professional Development and Community
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Anna Divinsky (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Bill Rose (Pennsylvania State University)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Chesapeake D/E/F
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Entering its seventh year, the Graduate Teaching Practicum, offered through the Center for Pedagogy in Arts and Design at the Pennsylvania State University, now achieves broader impact. Once a purely online program to prepare Arts & Architecture graduate students to teach online, the practicum now includes best practices for hybrid and in-person teaching, reaches students from other colleges, augments asynchronous delivery with synchronous events, and strengthens community building and engagement.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Chesapeake D/E/F
Lightning Session
Beyond the Choir: Reaching Faculty Where They Are
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 11:15 AM to 11:30 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tonya Whitehead (Wayne State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake D/E/F
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

When faculty professional development is optional, teaching and learning centers need to be innovative in the way they deliver training. This lightning session will discuss the how and why of several programs that we have implemented in the past few years to reach beyond the usual suspects.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
National Sponsor Thought Leadership
Academic Integrity: A Comprehensive Approach
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Thomas Fetsch (Proctorio)
Co-presenter: Markus Schwab (Proctorio)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

AI technologies are in a constant state of evolution. This makes it increasingly difficult to detect their presence. In this session we will discuss why this is difficult and ways to detour the use of AI.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Chesapeake D/E/F
Lightning Session
Onboarding Instruction for Adult Learners
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 11:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Anne Jewett (University of Virginia)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Chesapeake D/E/F
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Do you use an LMS? How do you support students with learning the routines and key features of an online classroom? This session will share practical and doable ways to onboard students to your classroom.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake 1
Concurrent Session 1
Symposium Session
A BROKEN SYSTEM: A simple solution
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Gauthier Van Malderen (Perlego)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In an era where information is at our fingertips, the traditional models of accessing educational content often seem outdated, restrictive, and costly. The world has changed, and the way we approach learning resources must change with it. Perlego’s mission is to address the challenges and opportunities presented by our digital age, inviting faculty and students to innovate, and reimagine the status quo. With Perlego, a simple institutional, departmental or personal subscription unlocks access to a world of content.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake 10/11/12
Concurrent Session 1
  • Express Workshop
  • Leadership
Express Workshop
Realizing and Applying Agreements for Self-Care
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Brett Christie (Alchemy)
Co-presenters: Kimberly Vincent-Layton (Cal Poly Humboldt), Megan Eberhardt-Alstot (California State University - Channel Islands)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake 10/11/12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The capacity to construct a caring learning environment begins with educator well-being. The educational climate continues to be one of uncertainty – with educators at the center – meeting the needs of students, institutions, and non-professional responsibilities. How are educators (and developers) caring for themselves? This session provides a framework, based on the Toltec’s Four-Agreements, through which educators can evaluate problematic educational narratives that foster negative feelings (joy stealers), and reaffirm what makes them joyful professionals. Participants will learn pedagogical techniques that center trust, and establish a personal-care-plan anchored in mindfulness, to recapture what brings them joyfulness as educators. 


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake 2-3
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Lessons Learned from 6 Years of Boosted Learning – a strategy for promoting engagement and connections between semesters
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Robert Zotti (Stevens institute of Technology)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Chesapeake 2-3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In 2017, an engineering university launched its “Boosted Learning” initiative to enhance student engagement and increasing learning effectiveness. This involved sending students email quizzes in the weeks after each semester.  After being run for six years and over 550 classes, find out how this first-of-its kind effort has fared.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Harnessing Simple Syllabus to Promote Consistency, Accessibility, and Digital Learning
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Matthew Compton-Clark (Simple Syllabus)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore Simple Syllabus, embraced by nearly 300 colleges and universities. Empower administrative teams in digital education, ensuring consistency, accessibility, and engagement. Promote accreditation goals, enhance resources, and elevate digital learning impact.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
The Future is AI: How to Embrace it while Protecting Academic Integrity
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Paul Morales (Honorlock)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

AI tools, such as ChatGPT and Transcript, aren’t just a trend. Join this engaging session to discover how educators can leverage AI tools to create engaging and unique exam content without sacrificing academic integrity.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake D/E/F
Concurrent Session 1
Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake G/H/I
Concurrent Session 1
  • Summit
Summit
Research Summit - Part 1: Building Bridges for Educational Transformation: Connecting Researchers, Practitioners, Designers, and Decision-Makers
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Co-presenters: Jenay Robert (EDUCAUSE), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Chesapeake G/H/I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join EDUCAUSE and the Online Learning Consortium in a panel discussion on the research to practice cycle within higher education. While research-informed practice is a critical element of higher education, building bridges between siloed researchers, practitioners, designers, and decision-makers is a persistent challenge. All are invited to join this critical conversation, including those who research, use, support, design, or select educational technology tools for postsecondary settings. Together, we'll address pressing questions such as how researchers can effectively share their findings with practitioners and decision-makers, how we can better communicate shared needs around research, and the challenges stakeholders encounter when seeking research to support their decisions on educational technology. Furthermore, we'll discover exciting opportunities for practitioners to offer constructive feedback to designers, improving both new and existing tools. We welcome all conference attendees to be active participants and make a difference in shaping the future of research-based practices in higher education.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake J/K/L
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Creating an Inclusive and Engaged Workplace Through an Ally Program
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dorothy Loftin (Oregon State University - Ecampus)
Co-presenter: Brandon Rodriguez (Oregon State University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake J/K/L
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

It's your first day at a new employer and you aren't really sure who’s who. You probably don’t know how to plug into the office culture/community there either. Come see how one institution helps new staff make intentional cross-departmental connections to create a more inclusive and welcoming workplace.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Maryland 1-2
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Strategies For Supporting and Engaging Exhausted Instructors in Professional Learning Opportunities on Campus
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Eric Loepp (UW-Whitewater)
Co-presenter: Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Maryland 1-2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Instructors are exhausted, yet professional learning is a lifelong process. Drawing on a recent report about the state of professional learning in higher education, this session offers a structured forum in which attendees will engage in a rich conversation about how to successfully effectively engage instructors in professional learning activities.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Concurrent Session 1
Discovery Session
Accessibility is Everyone's 'Problem': How to Design for Universal Student Access
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Pariss Coleman (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Nearly 75% of 2.4 million U.S. students with disabilities choose not to seek accommodations. Designing accessible online courses should be a priority for institutions as it benefits all learners. Attendees will review and discuss research data and strategies that highlight the need for accessibility in online courses.

 
Discovery Session
Best Practices for Developing Online Videos for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mellissa Youngman (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Co-presenter: Tracy Magin (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discovery Session to showcase best practices for developing accessible online videos for individuals who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing. These best practices are beneficial for diverse audiences including English as Second Language learners. Experienced faculty from a well-known college that serves Deaf/Hard of Hearing students will share their strategies and experiences. 


Discovery Session
Building an Online Community of Learners: Strategies and Technologies
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jakia Salam (North Carolina State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The goal of this session is to discuss how you can build a robust community of learners using the latest available technologies. In an online environment students might feel alone, unsupported, or disconnected from their instructor or peers. Successful learning communities are connected, cooperative, supportive and learn from each other.

 
  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Collaborative Models of Success in eLearning for Africa
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Onesimus Otieno (United States International University-Africa (USIU-A))
Co-presenter: Philip Machoka
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

COVID 19 forced institutions into emergency remote learning.  This, however, falls short in the demand for quality online instruction.  Authors present a model of stakeholders with leveraged resources for a robust eLearning network in Africa, the Middle East, and Central America. 


Discovery Session
Connecting the dots: Putting Regular and Substantive Interaction into practice
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Seth Gurell (Utah Valley University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In 2020, the Department of Education issued definitions of “Regular,” “Substantive,” and "Interaction.” Since then, institutions have tried to translate these definitions into practical recommendations for faculty. This session will examine what institutions have posted on their websites related to Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI).


  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Creating Standards for Online Higher Education Programs
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Danielle Safonte (Oregon State University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The research in this study examined the motivators and success variables for nontraditional online learners, an increasing demographic in  higher education. The objective is to create policies that support online nontraditional learners by designing framework standards for institutions to use for online higher education programs. 


Discovery Session
Don’t be scared of innovation! How dialogue and exploration of generative AI can open new opportunities to grow students and faculty
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lila Jordan (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Co-presenters: Claudia Arcolin (The University of Texas at San Antonio), Marcela Ramirez (The University of Texas - San Antonio ), Melissa Vito (University of Texas at San Antonio)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Using innovative pedagogical strategies can be a major shift in your teaching practice. Learn more about how to integrate Generative Artificial Intelligence into your curriculum to create learning opportunities for students to grow and apply their skills to real-world application. 

Participants will engage in large and small group discussions, as well as interacting with Generative Artificial Intelligence to accomplish tasks that will enhance their learning. 


Discovery Session
Driving Together: Sharing the Wheel and Navigating the New Instructional Design Partnership
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Megan Holt (Northern Illinois University)
Co-presenters: Tracy Miller (Northern Illinois University), Cynthia Paralejas (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for an interactive session exploring collaborative instructional design processes between faculty and instructional designers. Discover how we shared the wheel to co-develop an engaging, accessible Southeast Asian Studies course. Let's discuss the future of instructional design partnerships and ways faculty can influence the success of a course.


Discovery Session
Measuring Motivation for Online Teaching in Pre-Service Teachers: Examining the Pilot Results of the PST-OTMS
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Luke Bennett (Purdue University)
Co-presenters: Daphne Wiles (Clemson University), Anna Morrison (Clemson University), Julie Smart (Anderson University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With the increased prevalence of virtual instruction in K-12 classrooms, colleges of education seek ways to develop pre-service teachers (PSTs) who can effectively deliver technology-based instruction. This session will explore how assessing the motivations of PSTs can aid in their development and success. The discussion will include the pilot results of the Pre-Service Teacher-Online Teaching Motivation Scale (PST-OTMS) and its potential impact.


Graduate Student Discovery Session
Strengthening Faculty and Instructional Designer Partnerships
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Elias Saade (Pepperdine University)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Miyake-Trapp (Pepperdine University), Sohee Linda Lee (Pepperdine University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Obstacles to strengthening ID-Faculty partnerships are prevalent in IHEs. After conducting an environmental analysis to assess existing resources and needs, the presenter proposes a change initiative aligned with Kotter’s 8-step process (Kotter, 2011) to support productive ID-Faculty collaboration. The initiative is assessed using a Concerns Based Adoption Model.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Maryland 3-4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Gamified Session
Gamified Session
From Mind-shift to Mindshare - A Gamified implementation of Quality Online Course Design Principles
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Florence Williams (University of Central Florida)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Maryland 3-4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you thinking of transformation? Join us as we move from mind-shift to mind-share in a gamified approach to online course quality. Join a team, move through the game and wow your opponents with how focused instructional planning and execution can transform course design. 


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Maryland 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
: Using LASSI scores to intentionally group students: Impacts on social and cognitive presence.
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kelly Layne (Baylor University)
Co-presenters: Bridget Scheidler (Baylor University), Marian Gillard (Baylor University) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Maryland 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Graduate students are often bombarded with multiple group projects consisting of different groups of students throughout their classes.  This session illustrates the impacts of intentionally grouping students across multiple assignments. The impact on students’ cognitive and social presence and their sense of achievement and time management will be explored.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Maryland 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Modern Parlor: Co-Creating Knowledge in Online Learning Communities
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Angela Atwell (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - RCTLE) (Virtual Presenter)
Co-presenters: David Blakesley (Clemson University) (Virtual Presenter), Aanchal Singh (Boston University - Office of Distance Education), Paul Carlile (Boston University - Office of Distance Education), Brian Verdine (Yellowdig)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Maryland 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Where do passionate, thought-provoking conversations happen? Parlors, libraries, maybe the green? Online learners often miss a critical aspect of learning - co-creating knowledge with peers as they discuss and debate what they’re learning. This session explores uniting learners through asynchronous online communities to drive deeper learning across different subjects.

 


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
National Harbor 4
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Accessible Video Discussions
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kristin Kaylor (University of Alabama)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: National Harbor 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In video discussions, how can you ensure that the videos instructors and students post are accessible for people with disabilities? This session covers how to easily and inexpensively make video discussions and the videos posted for the discussions accessible and UDL by design. You will also create and workshop an accessible video discussion prompt.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
National Harbor 5
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Ask Janet: Leveraging AI for Course Design, Instruction and Learning
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mariann Hawken (University of Maryland - Baltimore County)
Co-presenter: Susan Biro (University of Maryland-Baltimore County)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: National Harbor 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Have you ever wondered how artificial intelligence could enhance course development and transform the way you educate in today's digital age? Join this session to discover how two instructors leveraged ChatGPT to design college courses and elevate their students' learning experiences by harnessing the power of AI-driven tools and technologies.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
National Harbor 6
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
Education Session
Somewhere Over the Rainbow: Tools and Design Concepts for Making Content Universal And Accessible For Everyone!
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Vanessa Leonardo (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Co-presenters: Melissa Battista (New Jersey Institute of Technology), Tim Martinec (New Jersey Institute of Technology)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: National Harbor 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will demonstrate the importance of Digital Accessibility by providing simulations of visual and auditory limitations. Participants will learn how to make course content more accessible with a focus on universal, inclusive, and graphic design. Presenters will provide examples using closed-captioning, color contrast, and accessible documentation.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
National Harbor 7
Concurrent Session 1
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Establishing an Inclusive Global University Network for Virtual Case Study Exploration Focused on Student Collaboration to Address Wicked Problems
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Andrew Wiss (The George Washington University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: National Harbor 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Wicked problems such as human trafficking, environmental disasters, and web-based disinformation require collaboration from across sectors for us to begin solving them. But, where do students develop these collaborative competencies?  This session explores the Virtual Interprofessional Education (VIPE)’s 1.) global network and 2.) blended case study model (7000 student participants, 60 different programs, 30 countries) where students practice the essential teaming and collaboration skills required to start addressing these issues.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - OLC Live Booth
Concurrent Session 1
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live! Discovery Session Tour
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1
Session Modality: Onsite with Streaming
Lead Presenter: Cynthia Pascal (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - OLC Live Booth
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join OLC Live! as we have exclusive conversations with creative innovators from across the field. Explore cutting-edge research, ignite your imagination, and forge connections with like minded peers. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to Discover what’s new in the field.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chesapeake 7/8/9
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
Workshop
Creating course content with ChatGPT: An interactive workshop for educators
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (TCS Education System)
Co-presenters: Mark Labbett (TCS Education System), Laura Blom (TCS Education System)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Chesapeake 7/8/9
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Artificial intelligence has the potential to revolutionize online education by creating sophisticated and personalized learning experiences and feedback for students. This beginner workshop will assess ChatGPT's capabilities and limitations while exploring potential implementation strategies. Participants will collaborate to create sample course content (objectives, syllabus, lecture notes, etc.).


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chesapeake A/B/C
Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
  • Workshop
  • Leadership
Workshop
Breaking Down Digital Barriers: Enhancing Accessibility with Microsoft Tools in Education
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 1 & 2 (combined)
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sherri Restauri (Coastal Carolina University)
Co-presenter: Melissa Hortman (Microsoft)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Chesapeake A/B/C
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Education's main goal is to reach and teach all students. We will demonstrate how to break down digital barriers by leveraging Microsoft tools to improve digital accessibility in the teaching, learning, and research space. Make digital content more accessible and inclusive with practical tips and real-world examples to inspire your own efforts.

 
Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chesapeake 1
Concurrent Session 2
  • Other
Other
Proctorio Focus Group: Test Anxiety
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Markus Schwab (Proctorio)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There are many test takers that suffer from test anxiety. We are looking to eliminate as much anxiety for the user as possible so that they can focus on learning. Join us as we explore the causes and strategies/accommodations to help ease test anxiety.

***This focus group is open to any interested Accelerate 2023 onsite attendee.  No RSVP required.***


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chesapeake 10/11/12
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Generative AI in Higher Ed: A Panel Discussion
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.) (Moderator)
Co-presenters: Tawnya Means (University of Illinois - Gies College of Business), Anthony Picciano (CUNY - Hunter College and Graduate Center), Matthew Vick (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Chesapeake 10/11/12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The release of ChatGPT in late 2022 has sparked concerns among instructors, support staff, and institutional leaders about the impact of generative AI on academic integrity. However, some view generative AI as a promising pedagogical tool, similar to past disruptive technologies like the internet, mobile devices, and social media. 

Join us for an engaging panel discussion of experts on how generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT and Bard, will affect online, blended, and digital learning in higher education. Delve into the potential benefits and risks associated with this emerging technology, and come prepared with your questions and an open mind as we explore the complexities of generative AI.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chesapeake 2-3
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Transitioning online enrollment and student support services from OPM partner: Tips and lessons learned
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jason Rhode (Northern Illinois University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake 2-3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During this session, presenters will share their tips and lessons learned from their institutional journey transitioning away from an OPM partner for online enrollment and one-stop student support services and building capacity internally for these services. Join us for inspiration and ideas on how to get started building your internal online student support team and guiding your institution through the transition away from a third party partner. 


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chesapeake 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Join the Discussion: Bringing CBE and Credentials Conversations Together
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Ryan Lufkin (Instructure)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Merging Competency-Based Education and Credentials conversations together will expose areas where developing your institution’s approach to both methodologies will create efficiencies in infrastructure and, ultimately, deliver an ideal student solution. Learn how to bridge these two methods in this interactive, audience-participatory session.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chesapeake 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Enhanced Lab Kit Student Experience With Carolina Gateway
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Leah Bishop (Carolina Distance Learning)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us to experience the new Carolina Gateway platform designed to enhance student engagement during their hands-on lab experiments and hear firsthand feedback from users!


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chesapeake 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
How to Become a Course Design Superhero
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Maikel Right (FIU Online)
Co-presenter: Kenneth Larsen (Cidi Labs)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Florida International University shares how they unleashed Course Design Superpowers with tools from Cidi Labs! Discover how to overcome limited time, resources, and technical skills to create amazing learning experiences at scale. FIU will share their practical tips for maximizing the impact of these tools. Join us and become a course design superhero!


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chesapeake D/E/F
Concurrent Session 2
Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chesapeake G/H/I
Concurrent Session 2
  • Summit
Summit
Research Summit - Part 2: Empowering Research in Higher Education: Insights from the Experts
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jeremy Dean (Honor Education)
Co-presenters: Cristi Ford (D2L Corporation), Brian Verdine (Yellowdig)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Chesapeake G/H/I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we invite vendors to join the conversation about research in higher education and offer their perspective. Rather than giving a sales pitch or demo for their products, former academics now working on the industry side of ed-tech will share how they partner with their clients through collaborative scholarship, ranging from traditional peer-reviewed research studies to white papers to blogs. What we hope will emerge from their presentations and the following conversation are models of authentic and rigorous engagement between industry and academy that re-imagine vendor-school relationships beyond the transactional.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Chesapeake J/K/L
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
From Gatekeeper to Champion: Gaining the Faculty Perspective to Facilitate Institutional Change
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Omid Fotuhi (WGU Labs)
Co-presenter: Julia Spears (Marshall University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake J/K/L
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how WGU Labs and Marshall University are partnering to conduct research and develop evidence-based initiatives to improve the faculty experience with tech-enabled learning. We will share results of the annual CIN Faculty EdTech survey and discuss actionable strategies that institutions can use to improve the faculty experience with EdTech.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Maryland 1-2
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Exploring Faculty’s and Instructional Designers’ Perspectives on an Inclusive OSCQR Rubric
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Linda A (University of Pennsylvania)
Co-presenter: Jingrong Xie (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Maryland 1-2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We intentionally chose to revise an inclusive OSCQR rubric to expand its impact on supporting diverse learners. Guided by the Universal Design for Learning framework, we modified and added 17 inclusive practices in OSCQR. 74 faculty and instructional designers evaluated the rubric and provided implications on course design and delivery.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Concurrent Session 2
  • HBCU
Discovery Session
Engage, Interact, Create: Enhancing Higher Education with GoReact
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Michele White (University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa)
Co-presenter: Alison Lewis (University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Some video platforms are great for interactive discussions but what about taking a video tool a step further into fieldwork activities? Explore how GoReact provides a platform for students to observe, reflect, and improve their performance while receiving feedback from instructors and peers. Participants will discover how this tool facilitates instructor/student live sessions, activities promoting skill development, and student-to-student peer reviews.


Discovery Session
FIU Micro-Credentials: The Quality Enhancement Plan Bridging Academia and the 21st Century Workplace
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Gali Lefkowitz (Florida International University)
Co-presenter: McLudmer Charite (Florida International University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Florida International University’s Quality Enhancement Plan enhances students’ preparation in foundational skills and competencies for the 21st-century workforce. FIU’s Office of Academic Planning and Accountability and the Office of Micro-Credentials developed these opportunities and tools to align academic rigor with workforce skills to be successful in the 21st Century. 


Discovery Session
Faculty development and support since the pandemic pivot: An exploration of instructor-readiness programming within a school of professional studies
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Michael Fleming (Columbia University)
Co-presenters: Ariel Fleurimond (Columbia University - School of Professional Studies), Zachary Kornhauser (Columbia University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Managers of three academic support units share the story of reimagining pedagogical training, faculty support, and faculty development since the “pandemic pivot.” The presenters will focus on lessons learned during the move to remote instruction, the shift to HyFlex/Hybrid learning, and the return to the classroom amidst our new normal.


Discovery Session
Generative AI in the Classroom: Best Practices in Syllabus Policy and Citation Requirements
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Rita Mitra (The University of Texas - San Antonio )
Co-presenter: Laura Sheehy (University of Texas - San Antonio The)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Generative AI in the Classroom: Best Practices in Syllabus Policy and Citation Requirements

One ubiquitous topic today at academic institutions today involves generative AI and how to (or not to) introduce it into the classroom. How might the use of generative AI fuel innovative thought and creativity?


  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Growth Mindset for Learning Leaders: Embracing Continuous Implementation
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Carli Williams (Generation: You Employed Inc.)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learning technology evolves, innovates, and changes almost daily, which makes implementation an on-going effort. We’ll share a process to continually assess learning needs, analyze gaps, brainstorm solutions, and pilot innovations. With this growth mindset, you’ll ensure your organization is making the most out of all your LMS has to offer.


Discovery Session
HX on the College Quad: Lessons from Undergraduates’ Experiences During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Luna Laliberte (Chronicle Of Higher Education - recent graduate of Rutgers University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

What does it take to develop healthy and empowered relationships with technology in the midst of a global crisis? This presentation and subsequent discussion will present an HX-focused analysis of three periods of data collection that led to three valuable lessons that should inform future user-based, needs-focused applications of technology.


Discovery Session
How to Improve the proctoring process for online learners
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Christopher Kline (Western Governors University)
Co-presenter: Danielle Northern (Western Governors University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The online learner’s proctoring experience is directly related to their assessment experience, which includes their assessment preparation. Learners must clearly understand the
institutional requirements for the assessment session, which must be reinforced throughout the learning experience and by instructional faculty to ensure the learner’s working memory is
not negatively impacted.


Discovery Session
Live Learning was a Success, what do we do next? Defining a Live Learning Strategy to Scale for a Fully Online Asynchronous University
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Bryan Aylward (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenters: Allison Rief (University of Arizona Global Campus), Morgan Johnson (University of Arizona Global Campus), Stephanie Tweedie (University of Arizona Global Campus) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you go from 5 to 15 to 50 courses?  We have piloted synchronous sessions within a fully asynchronous learning environment.  Join us to hear how this was accomplished on a small scale and how we are bringing this successful practice to our larger general education population- and beyond! 


Discovery Session
Maximizing Student Success and Engagement: The Power of Padlet in Online Learning
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tanya Morris (Monroe College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As educators, we all want our students to succeed and engage with the material especially in the online setting. Paddle is a digital platform that allows us to do just that. It's a virtual bulletin board or participants compose and share notes images and videos and other multimedia that can be  assessed anytime anywhere. With Padlet;we can create an interactive and collaborative learning environment that promotes greater student engagement and success.


  • Leadership
Discovery Session
More Fun than Play: Informal Learning
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tracy Balduzzi (Syracuse University)
Co-presenters: Amanda Major (University of Central Florida), Reginald Jackson (Northwestern University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Does learning occur outside traditional learning? Of course it does! Take a peek at a model that leverages organic processes of learning that emerges naturally from learners’ intrinsic and extrinsic motivations catalyzed by community, and results in experiential insights. Choose from a plethora of techniques and examples. Generate your own informal learning program. 

 
Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Maryland 3-4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
A Blueprint for Using the Online Teaching Motivation Scale to Make Responsive Professional Development Decisions
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Luke Bennett (Purdue University)
Co-presenters: Anna Morrison (Clemson University), Daphne Wiles (Clemson University), Julie Smart (Anderson University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Maryland 3-4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session provides school and district leaders with a blueprint for using the Online Teaching Motivation Scale to determine teachers’ self-efficacy for online teaching. Participants will leave with a tool and a plan for how to make responsive decisions about professional development and provide support for online teaching and learning. 

 


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Maryland 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Breaking the Boards: How Guided Peer-to-Peer Discussions Replace Traditional Discussion Boards in an Online Course
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Owen Brittan (Peerceptiv)
Co-presenter: Jill Reid (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Maryland 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Boost student engagement by replacing traditional discussion boards with guided peer-to-peer online learning. Learn best practices for facilitating meaningful discussions in a large online course and explore the benefits of reflective conversations for deepening understanding of course content. Leave with actionable insights to improve student interactions in any size course.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Maryland 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Quality Online & Online Live Instruction in Adult Education Courses
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Richard Powers (Professional School of Education -- Stuttgart Ludwigsurg)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Maryland 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn how City Colleges of Chicago's Adult Education Program went from one blended-learning course to over 50 blended-learning courses over two years, allowing course offerings for online, online-live and traditional hybrid classes for NRS Levels 1-6 (math, language arts and ESL) for adult learners with low to high literacy levels.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
National Harbor 4
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Digitally Accessible Design to Build Equity that Fosters Connections
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jessica Bridges (Queens University of Charlotte)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: National Harbor 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Imagine not being able to navigate the world.  We live in an ever-changing digital world, but what if the digital content was inaccessible?  This session aims to provide foundational instruction on digital accessibility, to identify common accessibility issues, and to equip the attendees to improve the accessibility of digital content.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
National Harbor 5
Concurrent Session 2
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
ChatGPT Unplugged: Faculty-Focused Activities that De-Mystify How Generative AI Works
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jordan Register (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Co-presenters: Kory Trosclair (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Chris Muellenbach (UNC Charlotte)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: National Harbor 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop offers activities for reducing fears related to the use of generative AI tools. Metaphorical or “unplugged” activities are leveraged to demystify how generative AI tools work, while also serving as a bridge into more technical activities that promote the use of AI as a co-designer.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
National Harbor 6
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
Reimagine, Revamp, Repeat: A Journey Through a Program Revision Process
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Anthony Salinas (University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley)
Co-presenter: Toni Saldivar (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: National Harbor 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Have you or your department contemplated implementing a redesign process on your campus but just don’t quite know where to start? In this session, we will share our approach, policy, and lessons learned in implementing a redesign process for an accelerated online program. Participants will be able to take away ideas and strategies to implement their own redesign process to provide high-quality courses within their institution.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
National Harbor 7
Concurrent Session 2
  • Education Session
Education Session
The Power of Belonging: Fostering Connection and Engagement for Online Learners
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 2
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Katy Kappler (InScribe Inc.)
Co-presenters: Luke Dowden (Alamo Colleges District), Janelle Elias (Rio Salado College)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: National Harbor 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A sense of belonging is critical to student success. But for non-traditional students, it can be an elusive goal. Join us for a panel discussion as we discuss the importance of belonging, when and where to foster it, and how to measure its impact on student success.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
National Sponsor Thought Leadership
LMS Unleashed: Enhancing Faculty Development, Quality Standards and Project Management
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Leticia Velasquez (Southern Illinois University-Carbondale)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With audience input, this session will showcase how our Instructional Design Team utilizes our LMS (D2L) beyond the classroom. From facilitating our grant program, to coordinating international TA testing, to providing Faculty with instructional resources. We've developed innovative ways to maximize our LMS and are eager to share our ideas.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Mezzanine Landing
  • Other
Other
Talk-about Tour of National Harbor Area
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Eric Loepp (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Co-presenter: Yan Xu (Spelman College)
Track: N/A
Location: Mezzanine Landing
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the OLC Accelerate Field Guides and other conference attendees for a tour of the Gaylord National Convention Center. There is no better way to explore this hotel and learn about conference layout than on a guided tour. Meet at the Field Guide Station near conference registration. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing and shoes (as we will be moving throughout the tour).


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us in the Exhibit Hall for our second coffee break of the conference. 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. Check out the Speed Networking activities in the Engagement Hub, participate in our Goosechase game, or use this time to meet with our conference exhibitors and work on your exhibitor stamp card for a chance at some awesome prizes!


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
  • Other
Other
Speed Networking: OLC Idol
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:00 PM to 3:45 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Allison Rief (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Co-presenter: Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

There's a phenomenal community here at OLC Accelerate – but how do you find your way into it and get to know people? Whether you're a wallflower, the life of the party, or somewhere in between, Speed Networking Coffee Breaks are a great way to highlight opportunities at OLC Innovate and meet new people in a fun, casual way. Join the Engagement Team for light games and playful conversation-starters (and coffee, of course!).


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Chesapeake 1
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Do I Belong Here? Using Online Communities to Foster Learner Belonging and Success
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Brian Verdine (Yellowdig)
Co-presenter: Tyler Rohrbaugh (Yellowdig)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

A crisis of belonging is happening amongst learners, leading to poor mental health and dropout. This presentation considers the human need for belonging and describes how Yellowdig’s community-focused pedagogy allows you to create interactive spaces learners value. Discover strategies that improve belonging, motivation, and learners’ ability to succeed.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Chesapeake 10/11/12
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Designing for Engagement: Integrating Digital Media Projects into Online Asynchronous Courses
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Richard Graham (George Washington University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Chesapeake 10/11/12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our goal is to highlight digital media project designs that bridge gaps between digital media consumption and creation in asynchronous online learning. We will share digital media projects that prioritize diverse digital literacy skills, which are transferable and also motivate students in their personal, academic, and professional endeavors.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Chesapeake 2-3
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
The Future of Digital Assessment: Interactive Examinations, Assessment Equity and Originality Checking
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Roe McFarlane (Inspera)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 2-3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore the benefits that a focused digital assessment solution can provide including: Interactive Assessment, Un-Biased Grading, Exam Equity, and Academic Integrity In The Face of Generative AI.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Chesapeake 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Beyond Boundaries: Cultivating Collaborations in Modern Learning Environments
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Brandon Martinez (Noodle)
Co-presenter: Pamela Donovan (The University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Delve into best practices that transcend traditional academic confines, fostering robust collaborations in modern learning environments. Explore how Noodle and their partners use innovative strategies that enhance student experiences, bridge classroom interactions, and facilitate external partnerships, nurturing a holistic academic journey for today's learners.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Chesapeake 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Upswing Helps HBCU Retain Students and Save Money
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kelly Nordstrom (Upswing International
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Upswing will review its success with NC A&T to provide 24/7 on-demand tutoring and student support through Ana, our virtual SMS assistant. These efforts resulted in tuition saved and student retained.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Chesapeake 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Dynamic Duos: Choreographing the Dance of the ID & SME
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Cheryl Fulghum (Haywood Community College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The meeting ground of instructional designers and subject matter experts more often resembles a skirmish than a dance. Supporting these interdependent roles requires out-of-the-box thinking and creative leadership. This session will challenge participants to reimagine their institution’s approach to course design while metaphorically choreographing the ID and SME dance.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Chesapeake 7/8/9
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
From AI to A+! Harnessing the Power of ChatGPT to Create Dynamic Lessons and Raise Student Engagement
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jessica Lyons (Perry Township Schools)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Chesapeake 7/8/9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The presentation From AI to A+! Harnessing the Power of ChatGPT to Create Dynamic Lessons and Raise Student Engagement is focused on leveraging the capabilities of ChatGPT, an advanced AI language model, to create engaging and effective lessons and activities to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes with a focus on gamification and differentiation.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Chesapeake A/B/C
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
A Decade of Considering the Value Add and Opportunity Costs of Learning in the Digital Age
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida)
Co-presenters: Chuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida), Gardner Campbell (Virginia Commonwealth University), George Otte (City University of New York (CUNY))
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Chesapeake A/B/C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This is the last in a series of conversations over the past decade or so discussing the opportunities and challenges to teaching and learning in the digital age. The session will review topics broached ten years ago and their influence on current issues in the context of educational technologies.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Chesapeake D/E/F
Concurrent Session 3
Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Chesapeake G/H/I
Concurrent Session 3
  • Summit
Summit
Research Summit - Part 3: Cultivating Change: Strategies for Co-Design and Collaboration in Higher Education
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Nicole Weber (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Co-presenters: Eric Loepp (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater), Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Chesapeake G/H/I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join the OLC and EDUCAUSE for small group discussions and guided reflections related to the theme of the research to practice cycle in higher education. Discussion topics will center on strategies for co-design across research stages, collaborations across institutions and networks, mobilizing research findings into sustainable practices, and key decision-making variables for institutional stakeholders. We will also brainstorm strategies for building a research network that leverages the strengths of the OLC and Educause organizations and responds to the needs highlighted in group conversations. 


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Chesapeake J/K/L
Concurrent Session 3
  • Express Workshop
  • Leadership
Express Workshop
Innovating Online Program Infrastructure: Navigating Growth and Strategic Change
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tawnya Means (University of Illinois - Gies College of Business)
Co-presenter: Phillip David Johnson II (Gies College of Business
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake J/K/L
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive workshop explores strategies for innovating program infrastructure, addressing support challenges, and ensuring sustainable growth while maintaining educational excellence. Attendees will gain insights from rapid growth of a scalable affordable online program at a research institution, learning how to overcome obstacles and drive positive change in their own institutions.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Maryland 1-2
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Approaching Equitable Attainment through Inclusion in Online Course Development
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Christine Broeker (Western Governors University)
Co-presenters: Brad Washington (Western Governors University), Clair Bidez (Western Governors University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Maryland 1-2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session presents a case study about using a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in online course development to positively impact course completion and degree attainment among historically underserved communities. Attendees will share their experiences to build a foundation for knowledge exchange and learn sustainable approaches to supporting equity.

 


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Concurrent Session 3
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Linking Distance Learners to Innovation Labs: Bridging the Gap with Location-based Technologies in Higher Education
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sohee Linda Lee (Pepperdine University)
Co-presenters: Elias Saade (Pepperdine University), Jennifer Miyake-Trapp (Pepperdine University)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Higher education institutions have established innovation labs to adapt to technology while promoting creativity and collaboration. However, as these labs rely on location-based technology, students enrolled in online/hybrid programs may experience limited engagement and accessibility. This paper addresses the challenge of designing an inclusive learning environment while fostering innovation.


Discovery Session
Netflix for Student Services
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Omid Fotuhi (WGU Labs)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

WGU Labs' research reveals students’ experience feeling overwhelmed and a sense of stigma when trying to navigate essential services landing pages in higher ed. WGU Labs and the University of Pittsburgh developed an AI platform (NavigateU) that offers customized recommendations to students in a proactive fashion, thereby addressing the two barriers mentioned above. We share results from the NavigateU pilot.


Discovery Session
Step into the Future of Education: Enhancing Student Learning through Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Whitney O'Connell (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Co-presenter: Robert Granado (The University of Texas at San Antonio)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Virtual Reality (VR) was test-piloted to enhance the student learning experience. The Philosophy of Space Exploration course used VR headsets to create immersive learning experiences through custom VR assignments and a virtual classroom. Positive student feedback resulted in the continuation of VR test-piloting in Fall 2023 in a History course. 


Discovery Session
Taking Stock of MOOCs and Credit Substitutability
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this discovery session, we will discuss the different ways in which massive open online courses (MOOCs) can be translated into actual course credit toward academic degrees.


Discovery Session
Three Challenges of Reimagining a World Mythology Online Course with OER and Open Pedagogy
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dana Cotton (College of Eastern Idaho)
Co-presenter: Daphne Tseng (College of Eastern Idaho)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 Comparative mythologist Joseph Campbell said, “You can’t have creativity unless you leave behind the bounded, the fixed, and all the rules.”  Presenters will tell the story of an online course engaging World Mythology students by incorporating OER and shifting the practice of students merely absorbing information to experiencing the content. 


Discovery Session
Using the OLC OSCQR Scorecard to Improve Course Design
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Eli Collins-Brown (Western Carolina University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At Western Carolina University we have built in the OCQS Scorecard into the Online Course Design Institute (OCDI). We have used the OSCQR scorecard in two offerings of OCDI and will share the scorecard results, feedback from the instructor/designers, and lessons learned from implementing the scorecard at this level.

 


Discovery Session
Want Authenticity in Asynchronous Online Classes? Create Authentic Relationships First. A How To.
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Josh Hite (Northern Virginia Community College)
Co-presenter: Nillab Pazhwak (Northern Virginia Community College)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Learn about NOVAOnline's guiding principles for training faculty to develop authentic relationships with students and be exposed to 5 quick, practical tricks for faculty to help establish and keep a genuine relationship that shows students that they are cared for, supported, and a vital part of the learning community. 


Discovery Session
Why don't students read my syllabus? Creating alternative syllabi to promote inclusion
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Loretta Brancaccio-Taras (Kingsborough Community College)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Short Abstract

Syllabi provide students with important course information and learning resources, yet faculty sense students rarely use it as a course resource. In this session, we’ll discuss why syllabi are not used by students and imagine possibilities for creating syllabi that are more inclusive and that foster a sense of belonging.


Discovery Session
Why the University of Florida Implemented Institution-Wide Proctoring
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Brian K. Marchman (University of Florida)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

According to EDUCAUSE’s 2023 Higher Education Trend Watch, the “continuation and normalization of hybrid and online learning” is among the top ten trends impacting higher education today. As institutions navigate the continuous shift in the educational landscape, they find themselves asking: Should remote testing options be offered to all students whether in-person, fully online, or hybrid? How would it impact student success and academic integrity?

Join Brian K. Marchman, Ph.D., former University of Florida Assistant Provost for Distance Learning, as he delves into the impact of the pandemic and how it drove UF to expand hybrid learning. Learn about the benefits the university saw in offering online proctoring for the entire student population and how they have leveraged technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience. Dr. Marchman will share his perspective on the future of learning and the vital role that institutional technology will play in student success.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Maryland 3-4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Gamified Session
Gamified Session
Collaborate, Consult, Coach: The Winning Formula for Instructional Design Client Relationships
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lynn Wahl (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Maryland 3-4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

You know that moment when both you and a client leave a meeting angry and you’re convinced you’ve blown the whole thing? In this gamified session we’ll experience and discuss some crazy consultations and work to improve the 3 C’s of ID/client relationships: collaboration, consulting, and coaching.

 
Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Maryland 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Behind the Curtain of AI: Exploring the Fine Line Between Accuracy and Misinformation
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Olysha Magruder (Johns Hopkins University)
Co-presenters: Juliet Owuor (Johns Hopkins University), Stephyn Butcher (Johns Hopkins University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Maryland 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Artificial intelligence (AI) tools are now ubiquitous in education. In this session, presenters will share results of an exercise conducted using several AI tools to determine the accuracy of information obtained. Participants will engage in activities exploring the validity of AI generated content and uses in education. 


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Maryland 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Glow as you Grow: Strategic Planning and Implementation of Online Course Improvements at Scale
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Adesola Ogundimu (Johns Hopkins University)
Co-presenters: Charles Wachira (Johns Hopkins University), Jun Fang (Johns Hopkins University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Maryland 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation will cover the strategic approach employed by a teaching and learning team for planning and implementing holistic improvements for a catalog of over 100 online courses. Participants will acquire the building blocks of a scalable framework for remaining adaptable and efficient in delivering relevant and high-quality online learning. 


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
National Harbor 4
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Decoding AI Readiness: A Roadmap for Strategic and Institutional Implementation
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Karen Vignare (Association of Public and Land-grant Universities)
Co-presenter: Kristen Fox (Tyton Partners)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: National Harbor 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Over the past year, it has been hard to miss the swirl of discussion around artificial intelligence’s (AI) role in higher education. In this session Karen Vignare (APLU) and Kristen Fox (Tyton Partners) will ground attendees, moving past the hype and towards opportunity. Participants will be introduced to a structured framework, followed by a collaborative brainstorming session to ideate around different levels of applications of AI at your institution or organization. Together, we will discuss the practical implications of AI in teaching methodologies, research advancements, and streamlined administration. Join us to envision the future of AI in higher-ed together.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
National Harbor 5
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Game On: Leveraging Game Design for Simulating Real-World Scenarios
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Auryan Ratliff (EdPlus at Arizona State University)
Co-presenter: Kendall Slaughter (EdPlus at Arizona State University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: National Harbor 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover how to leverage immersive game design to simulate real-world scenarios. See a live demo of our urban planning simulation and learn about translating in-person activities into engaging asynchronous experiences serving online learners worldwide. Gain insights into our design process and explore how emerging technologies can create effective learning experiences.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
National Harbor 6
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
A Time for Learning Experience Designers: Empathy Across the Learner Journey
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jason Marin (Western Governors University)
Co-presenter: Dan Ervin (Western Governors University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: National Harbor 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

More than ever, understanding the whole student urges rethinking instruction and student services with learner empathy at the core. Learning experience designers look beyond courses to personalize the entire learning journey. A Learning Experience Design (LxD) expert panel will discuss the paradigm shift, emergent practices, and anticipated impacts across the higher education landscape.  


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
National Harbor 7
Concurrent Session 3
  • Education Session
Education Session
Transformative Digital Learning Leadership: Personalizing Professional Development for Changed World
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Josh Herron (Online Learning Consortium )
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: National Harbor 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we’ll collaboratively uncover where professional development in this era of unprecedented change in the digital landscape often misses the mark and consider examples that align more closely with the goals of educational transformation. You’ll leave with a framework and cases that will help you move professional development efforts forward and to the center of your work in leading educational change in your context.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Concurrent Session 3
  • Other
Other
Innovation Crew Connect
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 3
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: T. Adam Baldry (Pima Community College)
Co-presenter: Catherine Manly (Fairleigh Dickinson University)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Artificial Intelligence, DEI, and Online Belonging are having major impacts on our industry. Come join your crew and ideate around what needs to be done to address these industry-wide challenges.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Maryland Ballroom A-D
  • Keynote Address
  • Streamed Session
Keynote Address
Teaching with Generative AI: Helping Digital Educators and Leaders Better Assess Learners' Knowledge
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Session Modality: Onsite with Streaming
Lead Presenter: Brandeis Marshall (Spellman College)
Track: N/A
Location: Maryland Ballroom A-D
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

AI has infiltrated society, growing concerns over its future implications within the education space. AI-assisted tools and platforms, like ChatGPT, are disrupting how instructors are able to assess how much a learner knows and can apply without advanced technological assistance. Whether concerns stem from trying to understand what these tools are capable of or tackling the ethics of students cheating with generative AI assistance, educators and the education community at large (board members, administration and parents) must understand the nuances of these tools. In this talk, Brandeis Marshall discusses the tensions of contending with the AI-assisted tools’ consequences, institutional use/non-use of these tools, the rapid pace of AI’s new releases, and learner engagement for all levels of education. Brandeis will share small non-disruptive changes for a range of online educators, from those who are wearing multiple hats in the classroom to those who lead a large teaching staff. Instructional designers, administrators, and digital learning leaders will learn how to navigate the new era of AI-led learning assistance and how to best both navigate and integrate these tools for better learning outcomes.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live! Keynote Watch Party
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM
Session Modality: Onsite with Streaming
Lead Presenter: Cynthia Pascal (Northern Virginia Community College)
Co-presenter: Laura Geringer (PumpkinBerry Consulting)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Returning due to its success, the OLC Watch Party space is a physical location where you can join with other colleagues, tune into a live streamed session, and engage in discussion as the session takes place. Whether you're looking for dynamic conversation or simply couldn't make it to the main session room in time, this new offering is designed to make our streamed sessions more accessible and engaging.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 4:55 PM to 5:05 PM
Maryland Ballroom A-D
  • Streamed Session
Lightning Session
Student Lightning Talk: Redefining Boundaries: A Learner’s Quest for Digital Excellence
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 4:55 PM to 5:05 PM
Session Modality: Onsite with Streaming
Lead Presenter: Kyra Welch (GlobalMindED)
Track: N/A
Location: Maryland Ballroom A-D
Session Duration: 10min
Brief Abstract:

Embark on a compelling odyssey with a GlobalMindEd fellow, who unveils her academic voyage in the realm of digital education. This keynote captures the essence of the student’s aspirations, triumphs, and hurdles in the quest for meaningful, impactful learning experiences. Through her narrative, the importance of equitable digital environments in revolutionizing education, fostering inclusivity, and amplifying impact is underscored. Attendees will leave with a renewed vision, inspired to reimagine a future where digital learning not only unites diverse learners but propels them towards unparalleled success.


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
OLC Accelerate 2023 Welcome Reception
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Immediately following the Keynote Address, join your fellow conference attendees in the Exhibit Hall for networking and to visit with our sponsors and exhibitors. Refreshments will be served; don’t forget your complimentary drink ticket!


Wednesday October 25, 2023 - 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
  • Evening Event
Evening Event
Welcome Reception Game: Unwind with Game Time
Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 5:45 PM to 7:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Drew Santorello (The George Washington University)
Co-presenter: Bryan Aylward (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

What better way to end a long first day at OLC Accelerate than to unwind with some light games? Challenge new friends to a round of Exploding Kittens or Cornhole, or try your hand at Ring Toss or Giant Yahtzee. Or maybe Poetry for Neanderthals is more your style?


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Chesapeake 1
  • Other
Other
All Levels Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Breanna
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Breanna Naglich (Central Michigan University)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 1
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Start your day with a gentle vinyasa yoga session designed to help you wake up, de-stress, create space, and prepare you to get the most out of your conference experience. We will move through a series of poses that are created to both open and challenge various muscle groups, sequenced together in a flowing style, synchronized with the breath. 

This class is suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced practitioners. No previous yoga experience is necessary, and modifications will be offered to accommodate all levels of practice.

To participate, you will need comfortable clothing that allows for easy movement, a yoga mat (we will have towels on hand if you don’t have one), and a water bottle.

Note:  OLC Accelerate attendees participate in yoga classes at their own risk.  In the unlikely event of injury, please note that the instructor, OLC, and the Gaylord National Resort may not be held liable.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Maryland Ballroom A-D
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Awards Breakfast: Celebrations, Recognitions, and Trivia Fun!
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Session Modality: Onsite with Streaming
Lead Presenter: Angela Gunder (Online Learning Consortium) (Moderator)
Track: N/A
Location: Maryland Ballroom A-D
Session Duration: 1hr 45min
Brief Abstract:

Kickstart your day with an energetic breakfast gathering that epitomizes the essence of the OLC community. All attendees are encouraged to join us for a celebration of our Awards of Excellence winners, and an enlightening lightning talk from GlobalMinded Student Ambassador, Kelvin Agyemang, on supporting students through digital learning. Afterwards, the atmosphere will transform, introducing attendees to a spirited game of trivia. Engage, compete, and maybe win a prize! Join us in not just celebrating achievements but fostering connections and shared moments of joy. You’ll depart ready to dive into a day teeming with insightful sessions, networking, and boundless opportunities for collaboration.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Chesapeake 1
  • Other
Other
Meditation and Mindfulness - A Guided Meditation Session
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Clark Shah-Nelson (University of Maryland - Baltimore)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 1
Session Duration: 30min
Brief Abstract:

Start your day with some quiet time to decompress, reconnect mind and body, and practice some self-care as we turn our focus inward for a short while.  Mindfulness has been defined as a practice of "bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occuring in the present moment" (Baer, 2003).  Clark Shah-Nelson will lead this guided mindful meditation session geared toward centering ourselves on higher levels of consciousness so that we can experience OLC Accelerate Virtual Conference in a healthy and present way together.  Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, all levels are welcome to join us for this session.

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 October 26, 2023 - 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Maryland Ballroom A-D
Lightning Session
Student Lightning Talk: Beyond the Screen - A Student Ambassador's Vision for Inclusive Digital Excellence
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kelvin Agyemang (GlobalMindED)
Track: N/A
Location: Maryland Ballroom A-D
Session Duration: 15min
Brief Abstract:

Embark on a transformative journey with a distinguished student ambassador from GlobalMindEd, as he narrates the nuances of his digital learning experiences. In this era where screens become classrooms, it’s crucial for leaders to champion inclusive and impactful digital spaces. Through his story, he highlights the potential of equitable digital platforms and calls for a collective reimagination of a future where digital tools bridge divides, fostering collaboration and propelling learners towards boundless potential. Join in to be inspired and united in this vision for the future of learning.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Chesapeake 10/11/12
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Leveling Up Online Community Building
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tonya Whitehead (Wayne State University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Chesapeake 10/11/12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

One of the keys to student success is making connections with both instructors and other students. In this session, we will discuss at least three different ways to build community in an online course that goes beyond the tired “introduction” discussion board.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Chesapeake 2-3
Concurrent Session 4
Symposium Session
Leveraging Data to Foster a Culture of Integrity and Improve Learning Outcomes
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jordan Adair (Honorlock)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake 2-3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

According to a McKinsey & Company article, “Leaders in most higher education institutions generally understand that using advanced analytics can significantly transform the way they work by enabling new ways to engage current and prospective students, increase student enrollment, improve student retention and completion rates, and even boost faculty productivity and research.” While the data may be available, higher education leaders are asking themselves: how do we leverage this wealth of analytics efficiently and effectively to impact student success and inspire meaningful change?

Join Jordan Adair, Honorlock’s VP of Product, as he delves into Honorlock’s Analytics Hub TM and shows how the data found within can directly impact the teaching and learning experience. Learn about the benefits of using analytics to address gaps in the learning environment, deliver a healthier academic environment, consistent student outcomes, and fewer headaches for faculty.

As you walk away from our session we hope you learn:
● Tips to interpret analytics to develop impactful policies and procedures to improve academic integrity
● How to use data to ensure effective technology adoption
● How students benefit from a data-informed academic leader

As an audience member, you will participate in a short facilitated group discussion. We will pose questions: How are you currently leveraging analytics to improve student learning outcomes? What challenges are you facing in interpreting data into actionable change? We will also have periodic polls throughout the session to better understand the challenges your institution is facing in using analytics to address gaps in the learning environment.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Chesapeake 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Redefining Excellence: Shifting Perceptions of What’s Possible with Online Learning in STEM
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Angela Cardinale (Chaffey Community College)
Co-presenter: Caitlin Runne-Janczy (Science Interactive Group)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Struggling to overcome resistance in bringing science programs online? Discover how a shift in instructor perspective at Chaffey College enabled them to successfully expand their online science programs. Learn how they addressed quality, safety, and cost concerns to meet the growing student demand for accessible and hands-on learning experiences.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Chesapeake 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Perfect Match: How Proctorio is keeping integrity in the Higher Education at Skaggs
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lisha Bustos (University of Colorado)
Co-presenter: Thomas Fetsch (Proctorio)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is in the top 15% of pharmacy schools to better prepare professionals from around the world to become practicing clinical pharmacists. Proctorio was selected from a pool of competitors. Join us at our presentation to find out why.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Chesapeake 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Exploring the Impact of AI on Student Connection and Belonging in Education
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Andrew Feldstein (Fort Hays State University)
Co-presenters: Jason Johnston (The University of Tennessee-Knoxville), John Nash (University of Kentucky), Katy Kappler (InScribe Inc.)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How will emerging trends in Artificial Intelligence impact human connection and sense of belonging in education? This in-person panel discussion will delve into the impact of AI on student relationships, equitable access, and belonging across post-secondary education.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Chesapeake 7/8/9
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Engaging learners in meaningful Metacognitive Reflection in Online Learning Environments
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Anita Samuel (Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USU))
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Chesapeake 7/8/9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Metacognitive reflection has a powerful impact on enhancing learning. However, there is insufficient guidance on teaching strategies that will promote metacognitive reflection in virtual learning environments. We designed a collaborative metacognitive reflective assignment based on Kolb’s experiential learning cycle. This approach can be implemented from K-12 through higher education.

 
Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Chesapeake A/B/C
Concurrent Session 4
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Building Bridges: Leveraging Systems Theory for Collaborative Retention Solutions
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Rachel Butterfras (National University)
Co-presenters: Brandon Lyons (National University ), Elaine Willerton (Northcentral University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake A/B/C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Retention stability requires a team effort, a useful framework, and sufficient data to drive decisions. This session will give you concrete guidance for conceptualizing retention, recruiting key stakeholders to your retention strategy team, and interpreting your data to pinpoint the interventions most likely to help you retain students.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Chesapeake D/E/F
Concurrent Session 4
Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Chesapeake G/H/I
Concurrent Session 4
  • Summit
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 1: Envisioning a New Approach to Collaborative Instructional Designer and Faculty Relationships
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Elias Saade (Pepperdine University)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Miyake-Trapp (Pepperdine University), Sohee Linda Lee (Pepperdine University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Chesapeake G/H/I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Cultivating trusting and sustainable ID-Faculty partnerships can transform learning and increase student engagement and satisfaction (Kumar & Ritzhaupt, 2017; Richardson et al., 2019). However, barriers can inhibit the development of these transformative partnerships. Participants will learn research-based strategies to bolster faculty trust & buy-in through personalized instructional design approaches and context-specific practices.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Chesapeake J/K/L
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Four-point change management methodology and the demographic cliff
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Vickie Cook (University of Illinois Springfield)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake J/K/L
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore the challenge higher education faces today related to the demographic cliff impact on enrollment using a four-point methodology to address leading change.  Various small group discussion prompts will be utilized with the audience to consider how the proposed methodology might be implemented on their campuses.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Maryland 1-2
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Inclusive Pedagogy: Creating an Equitable Online Learning Environment in Eristical Times
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Tina Calandrino (University of Central Florida )
Co-presenter: Florence Williams (University of Central Florida)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Maryland 1-2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Struggling with being a diversity and equity advocate during turbulent times? Explore how student centered environments that address Equity & Inclusion aids in creating a positive shift in online learning spaces. Discover where your institution falls on an equitable engagement scale, and how you can advocate for a more enriched learning environment.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Concurrent Session 4
Discovery Session
Better Together: A Hybrid Conference to Foster Connection and Community in an Online Degree Program
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Alex Duncan (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus)
Co-presenters: David Joyner (Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus), Ana Rusch (Georgia Institute of Technology) (Virtual Presenter)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

We describe a hybrid in-person/virtual conference designed to foster connection and community among students and alumni in a large online degree program. We discuss the conference motivations, structure, and implementation. We analyze the conference’s success using attendee feedback and provide recommendations for replicating this in other online learning environments.


Discovery Session
Building Evaluations into the Regular Rhythms of a Team: Quality Assurance Model for the Coach and the Leader
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Shelley Baker (National University)
Co-presenters: Meg Roberts (National University), Briana Nicholson (National University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Yearly evaluations create barriers for employees and leaders, with employees experiencing fear of judgment and apprehension towards the process and employers feeling the task is tedious and time-consuming. Incorporating routine feedback and quality checks creates valuable partnerships with employees and opportunities for professional development and enhances the yearly evaluation process.


Discovery Session
Defining ‘Faculty Presence’ for Online Instruction: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sharon Titus (Azusa Pacific University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Concept of ‘Faculty presence’ (FP) plays a role in student learning. Yet, most descriptions for FP are framed around the concept of ‘teaching presence’ and the literature remains unclear on how it is defined. A systematic literature review was conducted to provide current descriptions of FP by educators and students.


  • Leadership
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Design for Change: Building DEI Training Hiring Committees at MSU
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dave Goodrich (Michigan State University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As institutions of higher education, universities play a critical role in shaping society's values and beliefs through education and research. This presentation will discuss the process of developing and implementing this new training program, including the challenges, successes, and lessons learned.


Discovery Session
Different Flavors of Adaptive and Personalized Learning
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jakia Salam (North Carolina State University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How do you address the challenges in your classroom with students of diverse backgrounds and customize learning? Adaptive and personalized learning play a major role to address these challenges. We will present different approaches and technologies we used at the NC State University to incorporate adaptive learning in course design.

 
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Domesticating Remote Learning: How Students Adapt To Learning Online
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Luna Laliberte (Chronicle Of Higher Education - recent graduate of Rutgers University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How did students adapt to remote learning? How did they learn to navigate new virtual environments, and what learning strategies did they develop? Through the lens of domestication theory, attendees will gain an understanding of the strategies students employed, and how those strategies can be integrated into online courses.


  • HBCU
  • Leadership
Graduate Student Discovery Session
Empowering Women and Minorities through Online Learning: A Doctoral Cohort for Life Balance
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Chasidy Burke (Morgan State University)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Joyner (Morgan State University), Ventris Wright (Morgan State University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Short Abstract:

During this session, we will have an interactive discussion concerning the online learning doctoral cohort program, which is designed to empower women and minorities pursuing doctoral degrees by providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment. The presentation will offer a dialogue about professional development opportunities, peer-to-peer support, and mentorship. Furthermore, we seek to teach students the skill of balancing their academic work with personal and professional commitments. The takeaways from this session will help bridge the gap in doctoral program representation and support women and minorities to achieve their academic and career goals.

 

 


Graduate Student Discovery Session
Exploration in progress: Understanding the range of awareness, knowledge, and use of Open Educational Practices by Instructional Designers
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jennifer Englund (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During this in-person Graduate Student Discovery session, participants will hear results from an in-progress two-phase mixed methods study that focuses on understanding the range of awareness, knowledge, and use of Open Educational Practices by Instructional Designers.


Discovery Session
Professional Learning Support from the Online Learning Consortium: Elevating Your Educational Experience
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Josh Herron (Online Learning Consortium )
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore the findings from the OLC Center for Professional Learning's (CPL) landscape analysis that informed its innovative Personas and Pathways approach to professional development. The Personas and Pathways approach leverages ongoing feedback and data on the journeys of community members and maps experiences that fit unique needs and goals. By centering on the participant and their needs, personas and pathways provides educators of all roles with the targeted support based on their current expertise and future aspirations. Stop by to explore how this unique approach can support you or your institution in achieving your digital transformation goals.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Maryland 3-4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
AI and the Art of Discussion Board Design: Best Practices and Strategies
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Bethany Schultz (Northwest Nazarene University)
Co-presenter: Christa Sandidge (Northwest Nazarene University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Maryland 3-4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore how AI changes the design landscape of discussion boards. As educators, we want engaging DB prompts that students cannot run through an AI Chatbot. Instead we can align with best practices and leverage AI to create nontraditional DB prompts (e.g. case studies, debates, and role play).


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Maryland 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Assessing the Quality Indicators of e-Learning Educational Studies
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Maryland 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session presents assessing the quality indicators of e-learning educational research, using examples from specific studies. The session will also introduce various quality assessment scales for the methodological quality of educational research that can be used across disciplines. The presenter will also share tips on study planning and manuscript preparation.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Maryland 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Wrangling Canvas LMS Outcomes Data – From 2 Weeks to 2 Minutes
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Allison Chatterjee (Indiana University)
Co-presenters: Chelsie Deatrick (Indiana University Online), Vicky Gavin (Indiana University System)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Maryland 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Program learning outcomes (PLOs) aligned to assignment rubrics in Canvas courses generate meaningful but unmanageable amounts of assessment data. We teamed up with our analytics colleagues who helped reduce our analysis time from 2 weeks to 2 minutes. Come see how we set up the PLOs and wrangled the outcomes.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
National Harbor 4
Concurrent Session 4
  • Gamified Session
Gamified Session
Learn by Playing: How Alternate Reality Courses Enable Teaching at Scale
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dongnian Zhou (University of Pennsylvania)
Co-presenter: Danielle Bruno (Wharton Interactive)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: National Harbor 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a gamified session on adaptive and personalized learning with Alternate Reality Courses (ARCs). ARCs are immersive and interactive simulated stories that learners live through, making decisions and receiving feedback along the way. ARCs apply the principles of deliberate practice to create groundbreaking practices for online education. You will get to play an ARC game and discuss how this new modality of learning can transform the instructor/student dynamic and make teaching easier and more effective. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the future of learning and technology!


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
National Harbor 5
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Digital Synergy: Aligning Inclusive Digital Strategy with Institutional Vision
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Joanne Struch (Red River College Polytechnic)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: National Harbor 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As the landscape of higher education evolves, digital learning stands at the forefront of transformative change. Yet, to harness its full potential, it's imperative that digital strategies are not only inclusive and equitable but also resonate with the overarching goals of the institution. In this session, attendees will explore a blueprint for crafting digital learning strategies that center on supporting all students while seamlessly aligning with institutional objectives. Beyond conceptual frameworks, we'll delve into pragmatic tools and methodologies to effectively track and measure the impact of these strategies. Join us as we navigate the confluence of inclusive education and institutional alignment, ensuring that digital learning not only fosters student success but also propels institutions towards their envisioned future.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
National Harbor 6
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Beyond Pedagogy: Leveraging Instructional Design and Project Management for Maximum Impact
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: William Egan (Penn State University)
Co-presenter: Ellen Rodgers (Pennsylvania State University-World Campus)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: National Harbor 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Discover how instructional design and project management can intersect to form best practices for the creation and management of an online doctoral program. Showcased will be how the learning design team perseveres through challenges to ensure consistent design and quality student experience.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
National Harbor 7
Concurrent Session 4
  • Education Session
Education Session
Humanizing the Virtual Classroom: Extending the reach of team-based learning from in person to online at University of Michigan
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Caroline Coy (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor)
Co-presenter: Rachel Kreager (University of Michigan - Ann Arbor)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: National Harbor 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session showcases how the University of Michigan leverages InSpace, a virtual video conferencing platform, to maintain the integrity of high tech team-based learning classrooms amidst constantly shifting student preferences for learning modalities and AI/ML innovations challenging today’s educational experience.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Concurrent Session 4
  • Other
  • Streamed Session
Other
OLC Live! Featured Session Watch Party
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 9:30 AM to 10:15 AM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 4
Session Modality: Onsite with Streaming
Lead Presenter: Cynthia Pascal (Northern Virginia Community College)
Co-presenter: Laura Geringer (PumpkinBerry Consulting)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Introverts unite! Join the second OLC Live! Watch Party as we unpack the Featured Event. Engage in dynamic discussions, exchange unique insights, and forge meaningful connections with like-minded attendees. Embrace the power of participation in a fun but intimate setting.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Mezzanine Landing
  • Other
Other
Talk-About Tour of National Harbor Area
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Eric Loepp (University of Wisconsin - Whitewater)
Co-presenter: Yan Xu (Spelman College)
Track: N/A
Location: Mezzanine Landing
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join the OLC Accelerate Field Guides and other conference attendees for a tour of the National Harbor area. Enjoy some casual networking, remarkable sights, and an outdoor break.  Meet at the Field Guide Station near conference registration (Mezzanine Landing) for departure.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B
  • Other
Other
Networking Coffee Break
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for our final networking coffee break in the exhibit hall. 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. Check out the Speed Networking activities in the Engagement Hub, participate in our Goosechase game, or use this time to meet with our conference exhibitors and work on your exhibitor stamp card for a chance at some awesome prizes!


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
  • Other
Other
Speed Networking: What's the Job? A Hilarious Networking Icebreaker
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Allison Rief (University of Arizona Global Campus)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 60min
Brief Abstract:

Join us for a fun and interactive networking game to liven up your conference experience! In this activity, each participant will get a nametag and create a silly, cryptic, or obscure job description. Your mission is to circulate around the room, strike up conversations, and see if you can guess people's real professions based on their creative clues. We'll reward correct guesses and celebrate the most outlandish job descriptions. This fast-paced game is a great way to break the ice, make new connections, and add some laughter to your day! No networking experience required - just bring your pep and puzzle-solving skills. The game lasts 30 minutes and will be followed by additional time for open networking. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to turn strangers into new contacts and friends!


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake 1
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle: Flexibly deliver active learning experiences in multiple modalities
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sue Germer (PlayPosit Now Powered by WeVideo)
Co-presenter: Daniel Pritchard (WeVideo by PlayPosit)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creating learning assets can be time consuming. In this session, we'll cover how PlayPosit's Broadcast allows one learning asset to be flexibly deployed in (a)synchronous modalities.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake 10/11/12
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Driving Performance with PMERG: A Simple Guide to Drive Achievement and Retention through Educational Technology Resources
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Breanna Naglich (Central Michigan University)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Chesapeake 10/11/12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As educators, we face an impossible task: scaling instruction while meeting individual learner needs. Can spurring achievement for students and educators be simplified? It’s possible, but only with the right guide! Introducing PMERG, a performance-driving guide that drives student success — and, most importantly, drives retention for students and for educators.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake 2-3
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Pedagogies of Care and Student Mental Health in Digital Learning Environments
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Josh Herron (Online Learning Consortium )
Co-presenter: Blair Stamper (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Chesapeake 2-3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore the broader movements in teaching and learning that support student mental health and wellbeing, especially in digital learning environments. Participants will learn about resources to support ongoing development in pedagogies of care, student mental health, and trauma-informed practices.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Personalized Learning at Scale: Designing Foundational Courses to Optimize Student Success
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mark Kruckenberg (Cambridge University Press)
Co-presenters: Peter Cardamone (American Psychological Association), Mike Stadler (American Psychological Association)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

With limited time and resources, what can faculty do when faced with a choice between offering students personal support and ensuring all students in large, lower-division courses reach the same learning outcomes? Hear how the American Psychological Association designed adaptive courseware to help instructors achieve both goals, empowering teachers and learners.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Cultivating Tomorrow's Leaders: The Digital Pathway to Inclusive Mentorship
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Carol Carter (GlobalMindED)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

 In today's interconnected world, the convergence of digital learning and mentorship is revolutionizing pathways to leadership, especially for students from diverse backgrounds. As we delve into the essence of GlobalMindED's mission, we recognize the imperative of bridging the equity gap by leveraging the power of digital platforms. This session, presented by the executive director and founder of GlobalMindED, unveils the critical role that digital learning leaders play in this transformative journey.

GlobalMindED has been at the forefront of championing students with limited resources, those who are the first in their families to attend college, and returning adults, by connecting them to mentors, role models, and opportunities. By weaving these students into the fabric of innovative processes, strategies, and initiatives, they become active stakeholders in the future of education, contributing to its inclusiveness and dynamism.

For digital learning leaders attending this session, this isn't just an informative dialogue—it's an invitation. An invitation to engage with students, to embrace diverse perspectives, and to co-create a brighter, more inclusive future of education. Join us, and discover how you can be a beacon for tomorrow's leaders, guiding them through the maze of challenges and to the pinnacle of success.

 


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Online Work-Based Learning: Fostering Industry Collaboration in Online Education
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Josh Mitchell (Riipen)
Co-presenters: Jeremy Anderson (Bay Path University), Jeffrey Warner (Riipen), Katrieva Jones Munroe (Calbright College), Jane Oates (Riipen)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will explore the strategies adopted by online and blended learning leaders and innovators to deliver inclusive, flexible and scalable online work-based learning opportunities that are embedded into the curriculum. Hosted by work-based learning provider, Riipen, along with Bay Path University, Georgetown University and Calbright College, the session will also highlight the impact of this industry collaboration on meeting diverse students' needs and achieving employment outcomes to align with employer needs and the changing workforce.
Session co-speakers are Jeremy Anderson, Bay Path University, VP Vice President of Learning Innovation, Analytics, & Technology, Jeffrey W. Warner, Georgetown University, Senior Director, Professional Development & Certificates, and Katrieva Munroe, Calbright College, Dean of Learning Innovation. This session will be moderated by Jane Oates, WorkingNation, president.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake 7/8/9
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Assignment design strategies for utilizing AI and ed tech to increase student participation
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sean Nufer (TCS Education System)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Chesapeake 7/8/9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Effective online discussions and assessments actively engage students beyond the standard read, write, and respond methodology, as this can often appear mechanical and compulsory. Our goal is to foster critical thinking and introspection. In this session, we will introduce a range of technologies, methodologies, and tactics for designing meaningful online activities.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake A/B/C
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Online Teaching Motivation Survey: A Tool for Educational Leaders
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Julie Smart (Anderson University)
Co-presenters: Anna Morrison (Clemson University), Daphne Wiles (Clemson University), Luke Bennett (Purdue University)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake A/B/C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session will present the Online Teaching Motivation Survey (OTMS), a tool designed to assess educators' motivation for teaching in an online environment. Specifically, this session will highlight a sub-scale of the OTMS designed to measure teachers' perceived administrative support for online teaching in their school or district. 


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake D/E/F
Concurrent Session 5
Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake G/H/I
Concurrent Session 5
  • Summit
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 2: Promoting Positive Instructional Designer and Faculty Relations
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Heidi Watson-Held (Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus)
Co-presenter: Jennifer Gray (The Pennsylvania State University College of HHD)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Chesapeake G/H/I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The relationships between Instructional Designers (ID) and faculty can be productive and/or tenuous. In this session, we will be engaging in discussion around a recently completed case study that surveyed and interviewed IDs and faculty members to determine where the gap in perceptions and operationalization of the relationship exists so that IDs can better promote positive relationships with faculty. 


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Chesapeake J/K/L
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • HBCU
Education Session
Improve Online Delivery and Boost Student Success: The Power of Strategic Partners, Project Management, and Change Leadership.
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Donna Roper-Roach (Oakwood University)
Co-presenters: Joanne Struch (Red River College Polytechnic), Cristi Ford (D2L Corporation)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake J/K/L
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Are you looking for strategies for renewing and updating online program delivery? We will share a strategy developed by an HBCU to improve online program delivery, promote learner success, and meet institutional and accreditation goals. Takeaways include: strategic planning, project management, and change leadership actions for strategy development and application.  


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Maryland 1-2
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Build a Team of Online Accessibility Activists
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Carli Williams (Generation: You Employed Inc.)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Maryland 1-2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

So, you've heard about "online accessibility" … but it seems vague and complicated. You know it's crucial to ensure all students can participate in a course with online or digital content, but you're not sure where to start. Maybe you've scanned the pages and pages Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) but can't figure out how to apply these concepts to your learning content.

The shifts needed to guarantee accessible online learning and digital content can definitely feel overwhelming. As a leader, you want to start a positive shift in your organization by championing online accessibility. Where should you begin? Whatever your role, capacity, and budget, there's a place to start and easy action steps to chart your path, beginning with awareness and education and finally creating a plan to start an online accessibility revolution at your institution.

   
Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Concurrent Session 5
Discovery Session
Diving into Data: Research and Publications Support from the Online Learning Consortium
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join us as we unravel the myriad ways in which the Online Learning Consortium propels research and publication efforts in the realm of online learning. This session will offer an illuminating overview of the mission and support structures inherent to this service area. Delve deep into the data-driven insights and innovative research strategies facilitated by the OLC. Beyond presenting the quintessential elements of research and publications support provided by the OLC, this session will evolve into a dialogic collaboration. We aim to create a fertile ground for participants to share the unique challenges and opportunities manifesting at their institutions and explore how OLC can be a pivotal support mechanism in addressing them. Be part of a dynamic interchange of ideas, fostering a collaborative exploration of future possibilities in online learning research and publications.


Discovery Session
Empowering Excellence through Humanizing your Quality Standards
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Karen Watte (Oregon State University )
Co-presenter: Cyndie Mutka McCarley (Oregon State University - Ecampus)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Explore how a large public university weaves its quality standards through the course development process, how instructional designers humanize the rubric to help faculty engage with the concepts effectively, and how quality data is captured and used to drive strategic improvement on a broader scale


Discovery Session
From rejection to acceptance: Empowering educators and administrators to effectively use AI tools, such as ChatGPT, in the learning environment.
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Dell Clemons (St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Should We? or Shouldn’t We? That is the decision many administrators, faculty, and course developers are pondering when it comes to adapting AI tools in the instructional environment.  In this presentation, we will discuss our experiences, suggestions and challenges with AI tool adaption in higher education.


Discovery Session
High engagement strategies for blended learning in professional education
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Magdalena Marczewska (University of Warsaw
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In 2018, a leading public university from Central Europe partnered with an international consortium of companies, universities and research institutes to design highly-engaging, industry-focused blended-learning experience for food industry professionals. This session presents best practices from multiple rounds of a new product development training conducted in 2018-2023.


Discovery Session
ID Snapshot: Investigating and Imagining the Present and Future of the Instructional Design Field
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Randall Beaver (Florida International University - Miami)
Co-presenter: Ena Urbina (Florida International University )
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, the authors will give an overview of recent research and discourse/s about occupational trends in the instructional design field, share perspectives from positions of both mid-career and early-career instructional designers, and detail results of exploratory, mixed-methods research designed to address the issue in new, creative ways.


  • K-12
Discovery Session
Ignite the Spark: Empowering Canvas Courses with Delphinium's Gamification, Dashboards, and Transformative Communication Tools
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jared Chapman (Utah Valley University)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session presents 11 years of research into how a Canvas plugin we created named Delphinium can help students WANT to engage in course work and dramatically reduce withdrawals and failures and increase grades. Delphinium draws on principles of Behavioral Economics, Social Presence, and Self-regulated Learning.


  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Initiating and Sustaining Innovative Programs to Support Online Faculty and Students: An Online Mentoring Model
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Susan Ko (City University of New York (CUNY) Lehman College; University of Maryland University College)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Our online mentoring programs for faculty and students provide model strategies for developing, implementing, and maintaining innovative programs of support. We address how to determine an appropriate structure and home for a program, leveraging existing resources, and detail the core elements for delivering, assessing, and maintaining an innovative program.


Discovery Session
Integrating interprofessional education to enhance cultural competence: An assignment case study
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Bridget Scheidler (Baylor University)
Co-presenters: Katy Vogelaar (Baylor University), Heather Hudson (Baylor University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This session illustrates how three departments, with three different educational delivery models, came together to create a multidisciplinary project to improve students’ cultural competency with health care service. The session will offer attendees from all professions the opportunity to formulate the beginnings of their own unique multidisciplinary assignment.


  • Leadership
Discovery Session
Measures to keep creative teams engaged
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Zoaib Mirza (Ultimate Medical Academy-Tampa)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Creative teams are vital for institutions as they drive innovation and scalability. However, keeping them engaged can be challenging, as creativity requires constant inspiration and motivation. Learn how to stay creative teams engaged and performing at their best. 


Discovery Session
Multimodal Academic Support: Using Chat to Engage Online Students and Connect Team Members
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Shelley Baker (National University)
Co-presenters: Briana Nicholson (National University), Meg Roberts (National University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 10
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Online learners encounter several barriers in the pursuit of a degree. Multimodal support engages and empowers learners in the online learning environment. Supporting students through asynchronous and synchronous interactions such as tickets and chat and collaborating with other academic departments helps learners overcome barriers and develop academic confidence.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Maryland 3-4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Embracing the Power of ChatGPT: A Workshop for Developing Assignments that Utilize ChatGPT
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Angela Walters (Fort Hays State University)
Co-presenters: Jason Zeller (Fort Hays State University), Ravindra Manoj Ramsey Muvva (Community Portal Self Registration Account)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: Maryland 3-4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This hands-on workshop provides practical guidance for faculty and instructional designers on developing assignments that encourage the use of ChatGPT. Participants will gain insights into the potential benefits and limitations of ChatGPT, learn best practices for designing assignments, and develop strategies for ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion. Attendees will leave with an action plan and new skills for enhancing student learning in online courses.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Maryland 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Centralizing Graduate Student Services: The Process, the Pitfalls, and the Progress
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Veronica Szczygiel (Fordham University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Maryland 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Addressing student needs is made difficult when a hodgepodge of resources exist without a centralized base. A graduate school of education online learning team centralized student services with careful planning and collaboration. In this session, the team will provide an overview of the process and showcase samples of materials created.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Maryland 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
From the First 90 Days and Into the First Year: Strategizing as a New COLO
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kelvin Thompson (University of Louisville)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Maryland 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Have you contemplated taking on the role of chief online learning officer (COLO)? Get a real time, “from the trenches” report in this highly interactive session with a colleague new to the role but determined to move forward strategically with momentum. Practical examples and concrete takeaway resources will abound.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
National Harbor 4
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Escape Room Mini-Hackathon Inspired by OLC's National Security Agency STARTALK Grant
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Colette Chelf (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenters: Laura Geringer (PumpkinBerry Consulting), Cody House (The George Washington University), Bucky Dodd (ClearKinetic), Madeline Shellgren (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: Technology and Future Trends
Location: National Harbor 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Collaboratively create a virtual escape room in this fast-paced, interactive mini-hackathon. You’ll leave the session with a completed virtual game and materials to design your own learning-centric escape room. This session is based on NSA STARTALK grant-funded work to create three virtual escape rooms that explore critical language careers.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
National Harbor 5
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
It Takes an Institution - Partnerships for Success in a Student’s First Course
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Amanda Herwatic (Colorado Technical University)
Co-presenter: Joshua Rhodes (Colorado Technical University - Colorado Springs)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: National Harbor 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

At Colorado Technical University (CTU), Academic & Career Success is the first course students take on their educational journey.  This course has seen an increase in course completion that continues to hold steady.  We will explore the high-impact practices and partnerships cultivated at CTU, both within and outside the classroom.  


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
National Harbor 6
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Does student motivation matter for success in online and blended learning? A meta-analytic review of the evidence
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Naomi Aguiar (Oregon State University)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: National Harbor 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In face-to-face courses, student motivation is associated with academic learning outcomes. What happens when learning moves online? This presentation reports results from a meta-analysis examining the relationship between student motivation and learning outcomes in both online and blended courses. Findings indicate a modest relationship that varies based on course modality.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
National Harbor 7
Concurrent Session 5
  • Education Session
Education Session
Using AI to Author Courses
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 5
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kory Trosclair (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Co-presenters: Chris Muellenbach (UNC Charlotte), Jordan Register (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: National Harbor 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Gain an understanding of what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is (and isn't) and how it can save you time.

Learn how to use AI in this session to develop the content of a course in it's entirety from determining modules and a timeline, to developing unique, aligned assessments and engaging activities!

 

 


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
National Sponsor Thought Leadership
Bringing CBE and Credentials Conversations Together
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 11:15 AM to 12:00 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Ryan Lufkin (Instructure)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Merging Competency-Based Education and Credentials conversations together will expose areas where developing your institution’s approach to both methodologies will create efficiencies in infrastructure and, ultimately, deliver an ideal student solution. Learn how to bridge these two methods in this interactive, audience-participatory session.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B
  • Other
Other
OLC Accelerate’s Moving "Munch and Mingle" Lunch
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Conference Staff (Online Learning Consortium)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

What's better than joining community over food and fun? During this networking lunch in the exhibit hall, the OLC Accelerate 2023 Engagement Team will be welcoming you into a series of playful, light-hearted activites that will help you in further getting to know fellow conference attendees, assist you in winning more prizes, discuss what's next beyond the conference, and reflect on your conference experience thus far.

Lunch will be served.  Don't miss this last opportunity to complete your exhibitor stamp cards and turn them in to OLC (Booth 300) for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
  • Other
Other
Technology Test Kitchen: Sierra's Recipes for Success
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Sierra Adare-Tasiwoopa api (Nevada State University) (Virtual Presenter)
Co-presenters: Jennifer Culver (Southern Methodist University), Chris Pilgrim (Mississippi State University)
Track: N/A
Location: Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B - Engagement Hub
Session Duration: 1hr 15min
Brief Abstract:

Are you hungry for some new ways to create engaging experiences with technology? Then come to the test kitchen, because Sierra has a whole meal planned out for you. From appetizers that help you create asynchronous games to the savory resources and recipes for success, Sierra has you covered. You will be able to fully participate in the menu creation and hear about best practices from Sierra along the way.

This session will take place in the Engagement Hub (rear of Prince George's Exhibit Hall A/B) during the OLC Moving "Munch and Mingle" lunch on Thursday.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake 1
Concurrent Session 6
Symposium Session
Following The Data…what your LMS can tell you about your students and their needs
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Bettyjo Bouchey (National Louis University)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

As institutions of higher education continue to evolve and respond to the changing needs of learners, it becomes even more critical to better understand learner behavior. This session will review how an LMS, in this case D2L Brightspace, can be mined for student success.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake 10/11/12
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
Optimizing Learning: Harnessing the Advantages of Synchronous and Asynchronous Approaches
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Ying-Hsiu Liu (Missouri Online - University of Missouri)
Co-presenter: Cathryn Friel (University of Missouri System)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Chesapeake 10/11/12
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

During the COVID-19 pandemic, bichronous learning, a blend of synchronous and asynchronous modalities, grew in popularity. It's a popular approach that benefits students. However, faculty members encounter challenges with its implementation. This session explores types, factors, and strategies for designing bichronous learning.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake 2-3
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Industry Showcase - Demonstration
Sneak Peak: The New VoiceThread
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Lisa Barry (VoiceThread)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 2-3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

VoiceThread is introducing its new User Interface and Seamless Accessibility features this fall. Let us show you how VoiceThread humanizes your online courses, allowing you to engage with your students and build stronger relationships that support student success!


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake 4
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
Education Session
From Vision to Reality: OLC's New Equity-First Digital Learning Support Services
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Colette Chelf (Online Learning Consortium)
Co-presenter: Dylan Barth (Online Learning Consortium Inc.)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Chesapeake 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Join OLC staff at the unveiling of three new equity-first digital learning support services, developed in partnership with Every Learner Everywhere. From foundational principles to scoping a digital learning ecosystem, participants will learn about each service that supports institutions in making measurable progress toward reducing equity gaps and improving overall DFWI rates for racially minoritized students and those from low-income backgrounds. Following the presentation, take the opportunity to engage with the development team to explore how these services can integrate with and scale your institutional goals and initiatives for student success.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake 5
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Elevate Instructional Design and Pedagogy with ChatGPT and Harmonize
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Marcus Popetz (Harmonize by 42 Lines)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

See how ChatGPT + Harmonize collaboration tools help instructors write quality instructional material to help elevate and scale instructional design pedagogy.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake 6
Concurrent Session 6
  • Industry Showcase - Presentation
Industry Showcase - Presentation
Rethinking Access: Revolutionizing Educational Content Delivery in the Digital Age
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Gauthier Van Malderen (Perlego)
Co-presenter: Natalie Naik (Perlego)
Track: N/A
Location: Chesapeake 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The world has changed, and the way we approach learning resources must change with it. Offering access to over a million titles at a significantly reduced cost, Perlego aims to revolutionize the way institutions and students think about accessing their educational content.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake 7/8/9
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Online Learning in the Second Half: Turning Dangers into Opportunities
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jason Johnston (The University of Tennessee-Knoxville)
Co-presenter: John Nash (University of Kentucky)
Track: Engaged and Effective Teaching and Learning
Location: Chesapeake 7/8/9
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this interactive session, John Nash and Jason Johnston will present challenges and aspirations for online learning as it enters into the “second half” of life from their experiences as practitioners, teachers, and administrators. Topics include innovation, inclusivity, authentic assessment, engagement, and personalization.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake A/B/C
Concurrent Session 6
  • Express Workshop
Express Workshop
Hybrid Flexible (HyFlex) Instruction: Simultaneously Managing Online and Face-to-Face Learners
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Kadriye Lewis (Childrens Mercy Hospital - Department of Pediatrics - UMKC School of Medicine)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Chesapeake A/B/C
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This workshop will provide in-depth information on how to effectively implement and manage HyFlex classroom teaching that maximizes learner engagement and achievement while accommodating the needs and expectations of learners. Through group discussion, participants will discuss potential problems and challenges of teaching a HyFlex course by identifying their possible solutions.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake D/E/F
Concurrent Session 6
Thursday October 26, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake G/H/I
Concurrent Session 6
  • Summit
Summit
Instructional Design Summit - Part 3: Building Effective Instructional Design Processes: Strategies for Using Design Thinking and Collaborative Mapping to Engage Stakeholders and Maximize Impact
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Maddy Kadish (The George Washington University)
Co-presenters: Cristabel Ocasio Ilarraza (George Washington University), Bo Yang (George Washington University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Chesapeake G/H/I
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

In this session, we will discuss how Design Thinking and Collaborative Mapping are utilized as a framework for instructional design. Our design process and stakeholder collaboration will be highlighted, offering practical approaches for developing effective and collaborative processes. We will also address challenges and provide tips and reusable working documents.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Chesapeake J/K/L
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
MX-TPaCK: A Conceptual Framework for Leading and Learning Amidst the Complexities of a Multimodal Learning Landscape?
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Megan Eberhardt-Alstot (California State University - Channel Islands)
Track: Leadership and Institutional Strategy
Location: Chesapeake J/K/L
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This presentation introduces the MX-TPaCK framework, adapting Mishra and Koehler (2006) TPaCK, adding metaliteracy knowledge, and MX-TPaCK as a reflexive tool for educational leaders to identify the networks of faculty and non-faculty educators required to achieve learning innovation. Analysis of students’ GPAs following faculty development provides a case for discussion.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Maryland 1-2
Concurrent Session 6
  • Education Session
  • Leadership
Education Session
Breaking Barriers to Degrees: Reimagining International Education and Tech Access
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Margaret Dempsey Dotson (Arizona State University Online)
Co-presenter: Sarah Lowen (Arizona State University Online)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Maryland 1-2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

How can we adapt technology and pedagogy for successful edtech integration for education without borders? This presentation will discuss a case study and share a framework for finding solutions to the potential technology challenges associated with delivering international education courses for global learners.


Thursday October 26, 2023 - 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Concurrent Session 6
Discovery Session
Almost As Good As Being There!
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Suzanne Healy (Case Western Reserve University)
Track: Blended Learning Strategy and Practice
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 1
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

One of the biggest problems with blended classes is that the remote students are often forgotten or feel as if they are an afterthought. This presentation will highlight a pilot project using telepresence robots to help more seamlessly blur the line between being “on campus” and “remote” in the classroom


  • HBCU
Discovery Session
Converting uncommitted learners
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Anitra Butler-Ngugi (George Washington University)
Track: Student Support and Success
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 2
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

To be committed to something means that one has pledged himself/herself to a certain course or task. A committed learner is one who is willing to give himself/herself to the learning process fully.  Whereas, an uncommitted learner is reluctant to give himself/herself fully to the learning process due to their own perceptions of lack or limitation in academic acumen and fear. In this session, participants will discover the underlying causes of uncommittement and ways to convert uncommitted learners.  

 
Discovery Session
Critical Digital Pedagogy: An inclusive approach to designing online learning
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Anita Samuel (Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USU))
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 3
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Critical digital pedagogy (CDP) recognizes the potential for technology to reproduce and amplify existing power structures. In this presentation, I will explore how CDP can inform online course design, the challenges with this approach, and the importance of this approach in the current technological milieu.


Discovery Session
Instructional design approach: improving online learning activities to support neurodivergent learning needs
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Daphne Tseng (College of Eastern Idaho)
Co-presenter: E-Lu Chen (Air University)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 4
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

The participants will explore instructional design approaches with us to improve online learning activities to support learners’ neurodivergent learning needs. Adopting the Universal Design for Learning guidelines, these instructional design approaches aim to review learning challenges that emphasize learning activities (i.e., group work, online discussion) to increase students’ engagement.


Discovery Session
My Department Needs More! - Creating Student & Faculty Resource Centers in your LMS
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Mark Labbett (TCS Education System)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 5
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This interactive session will discuss how to design a central place for students & faculty to access information that is not specifically related to a class. Everything from faculty bios to graduation information, career paths and more. Design and content ideas will be the focus using Canvas. Feedback is encouraged!


Discovery Session
Open Textbook “Cultural Science Night” with Academic Coaches for Culturally Responsive Teachers
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Jiyoon Yoon (University of Texas - Arlington)
Track: Access, Equity, and Open Education
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 6
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This study aimed to incorporate students' cultural backgrounds into teaching science concepts and create an open and accessible culturally responsive textbook. The participating teachers collaborated with culturally professionals to experience other cultures and the academic coaches to support each online communication with the cultural professionals.


Discovery Session
Stress, Change, and Peer-to-Peer Advice: A Qualitative Exploration of Nursing Faculty Experiences
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Debra Hrelic (University of North Carolina Wilmington)
Track: Research, Evaluation, and Learning Analytics
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 7
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

This research examines nursing faculty’s experiences with self-compassion, compassion-fatigue, stress, and self-care. Caring for students can lead to emotional stress, contributing to burnout and compassion fatigue. Nurses are adept at assessing others’ stressors, but
recognizing their own stress is crucial for self-compassion and self-care.


Discovery Session
Student-Centered Cohort (SCC): Facilitated Exploration, Implementation, and Sharing of Student-Centered Teaching Practices Among a Community of Faculty
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Concurrent Session 6
Session Modality: Onsite
Lead Presenter: Stephen Beckermann (Minnesota State University Moorhead)
Co-presenter: Catherine Artac (Minnesota State University)
Track: Instructional Design
Location: Maryland 1-6 Foyer
Position: 8
Session Duration: 45min
Brief Abstract:

Faculty development planning is as filled with challenges as it is with good intentions. In this session we will discuss these common challenges and our effort to address them through the Student-Centered Cohort (SCC). SCC is a three-year, online, asynchronous experience focused on faculty dialog and applied learning. 


  • Leadership
Discovery Session
The Future of Effective Evidence-Based Leadership in Digital Learning
Date: Thursday, October 26th
Time: 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM
Conference Session: Con