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Please join us throughout the conference in Asia 4 & 5 for our Best-in-Track presentations, selected by our reviewers, track chairs and conference chairs. Plan to join us Thursday, November 10 at 8:00am for Continental breakfast and the Daily Update, where we will recognize these presenters for their outstanding achievement. Congratulations to all Best-in-Track presenters!
November 9, 2011 - 12:45pm
Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsNovember 9, 2011 - 12:45pm2 & 3 (combined)Michael Watkins (Toolwire, US)Asia 580 MinutesBest in TrackVirtual Session
Knowledge is no longer power. The new power is turning Knowledge into Actions and Results. This shift has serious implications for educators. Learn how a new instructional design approach known as "Natural Assessment" is helping educators produce graduates capable of performing meaningful tasks in real world settings.
November 9, 2011 - 2:15pm
Learning EffectivenessNovember 9, 2011 - 2:15pm4 & 5 (combined)Wendy McDonough (UMUC, US)Asia 580 MinutesBest in TrackVirtual Session
Drawing on prior research into the Community of Inquiry (CoI) Model, we studied how faculty are integrating multimedia (audio, video, wikis, weblinks, etc.) technology into their online classes and the pedagogical rationale they provide for using multimedia in the online class.
November 10, 2011 - 10:40am
Open Educational ResourcesNovember 10, 2011 - 10:40am6 & 7 (combined)Ahrash Bissell (Monterey Institute for Technology and Education, US)Asia 580 MinutesBest in TrackVirtual Session
We will report on learning outcomes reported by various schools and districts piloting a comprehensive, multimedia-based Algebra 1 program, distributed openly on the Internet, developed by the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education. We believe that the new remix approach supported by this course can better serve diverse learner needs.
November 10, 2011 - 1:40pm
Student Services and Learner SupportNovember 10, 2011 - 1:40pm8 & 9 (combined)Kimberly Hardy (Florida State College at Jacksonville, US)Katie Meyer-Griffith (Florida State College at Jacksonville, US)Asia 580 MinutesBest in TrackVirtual Session
Ensuring that distance learners have access to all student services is a critical component in a successful program, as well as in meeting accreditation requirements. Learn how to deliver student services for your virtual learners through one center in a single interaction, with minimal transfer to other parties.
November 11, 2011 - 10:40am
Faculty and Professional Development and SupportNovember 11, 2011 - 10:40am11 & 12 (combined)Rita (Rene) Herron (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, US)Cinda Holsombach-Ebner (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, US)Alice Shomate (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, US)Kimberly Szathmary (Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, US)Asia 480 MinutesBest in TrackVirtual Session
ERAU-Worldwide presents its highly-centralized model of distance learning, delivering 200+ turnkey-style online courses, facilitated by 800+ instructors, to 36,000+ students across the globe. How do we ensure instructional quality is pervasive while innovating through emerging technologies and delivery mode diversification? What initiatives can smaller organizations take away and apply?
K-12 Online EducationNovember 11, 2011 - 10:40am11Stefan Hrastinski (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE)Stefan Stenbom (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, SE)Asia 535 MinutesBest in TrackVirtual Session
Most learning takes place outside the classroom in our everyday lives. The aim of this presentation is to describe student-student online coaching, defined as "an online service where students get help with their schoolwork from more capable students". We will present an example of math coaching by using instant messaging.
November 11, 2011 - 1:40pm
Leadership, Values and SocietyNovember 11, 2011 - 1:40pm13 & 14 (combined)Jill Buban (SUNY Empire State College, US)Asia 280 MinutesBest in TrackVirtual Session
In developing a course on diversity, we opted for a broad collaborative process that included the multiple perspectives of faculty and students from many disciplines, and we elected to have the course reside in an open learning environment. In this session, we discuss the process and the vision behind it.