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Join our exhibitors and sponsors for these presentation sessions.
You’ve heard how others have used our exhibitor and sponsors’ products to enhance their online learning. Now come learn from the vendors themselves about the solutions and emerging technologies they offer to solve issues and enhance your own online learning program. Note: Vendor showcase sessions are not peer-reviewed; these presentations are generally focused on each vendor’s product offering.
Note: Vendor showcase sessions are not peer-reviewed; these presentations are generally focused on each vendor’s product offering.
Coast-to-Coast vendor showcase sessions will be streamed as part of the live webcast from the conference.
November 9, 2011 - 12:00pm
From Good to Great: A Systematic Method for Creating Exceptional Rubrics for Assessment and TeachingNovember 9, 2011 - 12:00pm1Dr. Kaye Shelton (Lamar University, US)Andrew McCann (Waypoint Outcomes, US)Europe 1035 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
This session will walk attendees through the QC2 Scorecard, a methodology designed to help teach and quantify effective rubric design.
Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsNovember 9, 2011 - 12:00pm1Annie Chechitelli (Blackboard Collaborate, US)Europe 1135 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
It's an exciting time for education. The adoption of next-generation collaborative technology that increases student and faculty engagement and allows for anytime anywhere access to courses, synchronous and asynchronous collaboration, campus resources, and community information is changing the way we teach and learn.
November 9, 2011 - 12:00pm1Rachel Algya (eScience Labs, US)Europe 635 MinutesVendor Showcase
Need engaging lab activities for distance learners? Have a small number of students enrolled in a course? Do you need a flexible laboratory schedule? Come explore eScience Labs safe, cost- effective, full-curriculum lab kits. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion about the philosophy behind the kits and view the full curriculum as well as online support services.
Open Educational ResourcesNovember 9, 2011 - 12:00pm1Dave Evans (SoftChalk, US)Europe 735 MinutesVendor Showcase
Today's educational environment demands content that can be shared and re-used easily and efficiently. Come see how SoftChalk simplifies the development of learning content and enables you to create reusable learning objects that can be shared on SoftChalk CONNECT and re-used in lessons, blogs, webpages, wikis and more.
November 9, 2011 - 12:45pm
November 9, 2011 - 12:45pm2Steve Acquah (Florida State University, GEOSET, US)Europe 1035 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
See how Florida State University embraces the second revolution of education with the internet, Google, YouTube, Wikipedia and Mediasite - all tools to engage with a larger audience.
November 9, 2011 - 12:45pm2Seth Land (Fig Leaf Software, US)Europe 1135 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
his presentation will show how schools use Connect to fulfill a broad range of needs with Connect. We will specifically show how Connect can be used on mobile devices and also discuss the future web conferencing and virtual classroom technology.
November 9, 2011 - 12:45pm2Daniel Kalef (The Learning House, US)Europe 635 MinutesVendor Showcase
Whether you are building or scaling your online programs, following these best practices from curriculum development to enrollment management to instructor training and more, can make all the difference between success and mediocrity.
Open Educational ResourcesNovember 9, 2011 - 12:45pm2Nancy Williams (Annenberg Learner, US)Joanne Grason (Annenberg Learner, US)Europe 735 MinutesVendor Showcase
Annenberg Learner brings over 25 years of educational experience creating high quality video and media for classroom, individual, and distance learning use. Our award winning Web site at learner.org has over 10 million visitors worldwide monthly where you can find coordinated Web sites, on-line experiments, and our 24/7 video-on-demand (VOD).
November 9, 2011 - 1:30pm
November 9, 2011 - 1:30pm3Don Kassner (ProctorU, US)Jarrod Morgan (ProctorU, US)Rebecca Tweedy (ProctorU, US)Europe 1035 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
ProctorU provides distance proctoring services for over 100 colleges and universities. The service allows students to take their exams from anywhere in a secured environment.
November 9, 2011 - 1:30pm3Ken Goldstein (Knewton, US)Europe 1135 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
Knewton has developed the world’s first Adaptive Learning Platform™, which customizes educational content to create a uniquely personalized learning path for every student.
November 9, 2011 - 1:30pm3Doug Hyche (Blackboard Collaborate, US)Europe 635 MinutesVendor Showcase
Join us for a demonstration of a day in the life of faculty and students using the all new Blackboard Collaborate 11, a live collaboration platform designed for education including web conferencing, instant messaging and voice authoring.
Technology and Emerging Learning EnvironmentsNovember 9, 2011 - 1:30pm3Kim Coon (Comcourse, US)Europe 735 MinutesVendor Showcase
Exploring the "do's and don'ts" of outsourcing, with a special emphasis on the fundamental principles that all institutions should consider when contemplating an outsourced solution.
November 9, 2011 - 2:15pm
November 9, 2011 - 2:15pm4Raymond May (Loom Learning, US)Europe 1035 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
Find out what learning analytics is, how it’s used, and what it could potentially mean for the enrollment, advancement and retention of your students.
November 9, 2011 - 2:15pm4Mark Blosil (Instructure, US)Estelita Young (Instructure, US)Europe 1135 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
This presentation will showcase how the design and features of Instructure Canvas make teaching online courses more enjoyable and learning more meaningful. Learn about how Edison State College transitioned to Instructure Canvas. Comments will include the perspectives of faculty and students.
November 9, 2011 - 2:15pm4Pete Shapiro (Florida State College at Jacksonville, US)Rick Granger (SIRIUS Academics, Florida State College at Jacksonville, US)Europe 635 MinutesVendor Showcase
Project DELTA, a FIPSE-funded program, uses course packages developed by SIRIUS Academics (Florida State College at Jacksonville), to deliver online and blended lower-level, general education courses for institutions nationwide.
November 9, 2011 - 2:15pm4Scott B. Johnson (University of Illinois, US)Europe 735 MinutesVendor Showcase
The Sloan award-winning Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality series Teaches Online Teachers Online Teaching Online. This program prepares online teachers in the skills and understanding needed to be a Master Online Teacher. The newest certificate, the COLA, improves skills for and provides perspective for online learning administrators.
November 9, 2011 - 3:00pm
November 9, 2011 - 3:00pm5David Clarke , IV (Toolwire, US)Europe 1035 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
Learn how the University of Phoenix developed a best-practice, holistic approach leveraging new technologies to provide student services and learner support.
Live Demo of GoingOn: An Integrated Social Platform for Learning, Collaboration and Student EngagementNovember 9, 2011 - 3:00pm5Kurt Ackman (GoingOn, US)Europe 1135 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
What do ASU, Emory, St. Leo and UPenn have in common? They all use GoingOn to create their next generation Academic Engagement Network. Come see how.
November 9, 2011 - 3:00pm5Amit Yakhmi (Harbinger Knowledge Products Pvt Ltd.)Europe 635 MinutesVendor Showcase
This session gives an overview of using learning games in eLearning, challenges course creators face while developing eLearning games, and how to overcome them rapidly.
November 9, 2011 - 3:00pm5Richard Garrett (Eduventures, US)Europe 735 MinutesVendor Showcase
This presentation, based on Eduventures unique research, will make sense of the complexity of the contemporary online higher education market, and forecast the decade ahead.
November 10, 2011 - 10:40am
Letting students test where they learn, online. Panel discussion of the range of online proctoring solutions and benefits.November 10, 2011 - 10:40am6William Dorman (Kryterion, US) - Panel moderatorDavid Foster, Ph.D.(Kryterion, US)Rod Weiss (Kryterion, US)Europe 1035 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
Online proctoring has been used for several years in major institutions. Today’s technology and increased pressure to protect integrity have accelerated the use of online proctoring of various types. But which online proctoring solution is the right one for your institution? This panel discusses the benefits and concerns of organizations considering online proctored testing, as well an overview of types of solutions.
November 10, 2011 - 10:40am6Bret Peters (Fig Leaf Software, US)Europe 1135 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
Learn how Johns Hopkins is going green, saving money and ensuring student success with online note-taking software from FlashNotes Software and the Adobe PDF platform.
November 10, 2011 - 10:40am6Christi Segal (Epsilen, US)Tracy Collins (Epsilen, US)Europe 635 MinutesVendor Showcase
Learn how Epsilen supports Student Engagement by coupling traditional LMS functions with collaboration tools that empower students and educators to participate in learning communities.
November 10, 2011 - 10:40am6Kira Nugnes (American Meteorological Society Education Program, US)Europe 735 MinutesVendor Showcase
Do you have an online earth science course that uses real-world, current, environmental data? We do! Come learn about AMS Weather, Ocean, and Climate Studies!
November 10, 2011 - 10:40am6Steve Guynup (Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division, US)Vernon Reed (Art Institute of Pittsburgh- Online Division, US)DaShawn Hall (Art Institute of Pittsburgh - Online Division, US)Oceanic 335 MinutesVendor Showcase
Moving past the mirror worlds of classrooms and campuses. Immersive 3D spaces can present a boundless range of explorable content and empower teachers like videogame characters. This presentation offers a critical review of past, current, and future practices in the domain of educational online virtual worlds used in college courses.
November 10, 2011 - 11:25am
November 10, 2011 - 11:25am7Gloryvee Cordero (Gradual Development, LLC, US)Jennifer Henn (Gradual Development, LLC, US)Melissa DeGeso (Argosy University and PTSD Academy, LLC, US)Michelle Lowen (United States Cabinet Member of Education & Advisory Board Member, Gradual Development, LLC, US)Europe 1035 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
In this session, we discuss the future of designing online environments through gaming and media that monitors human behavior and holistically assists the learning process by introducing content in adaptive methods, enabling learners to connect with material and develop an educational experience that becomes addictive.
November 10, 2011 - 11:25am7Chris Vento (Cengage Learning, US)Europe 1135 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
The Cengage MindTap online learning platform represents a new paradigm in online learning - combining cloudcomputing, device agnostic mobility and a social "app" model to create a new Personal Learning Experience for today's digital natives.
November 10, 2011 - 11:25am7Richard Meade (Link-Systems International, Inc. , US)Melissa Lacour (Delgado Community College, US)Europe 635 MinutesVendor Showcase
Learn about how online tutoring can positively impact student persistence for on-campus, online, and commuter students.
November 10, 2011 - 11:25am7Gianni Lecciso (Brainfuse, US)Europe 735 MinutesVendor Showcase
A discussion on how Brainfuse offers institutions live online tutoring, targeted remedial assistance, test preparation, intensive writing assistance, and collaborative learning/self-study tools.
November 10, 2011 - 1:40pm
November 10, 2011 - 1:40pm8Carla A. Downing, Ph.D. (The College Network, US)Europe 1035 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
Join The College Network in the exploration of a cognitive strategy developed specifically with the adult learner in mind--no fluff, no buzzwords; we promise.
November 10, 2011 - 1:40pm8Fred Green (MBS Direct, US)Europe 1035 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
This presentation provides an overview of the new Direct Digital content platform from MBS. Our platform provides a complete digital content solution to institutions of all sizes. It features support for digital textbooks on all platforms and devices, custom and self-publishing, sophisticated content repository capabilities, and robust user engagement reporting.
When the Student's Academic Journey Meets the Mobile and Social Network Journey - Expect Great Results!November 10, 2011 - 1:40pm8Dr. Suzanne Kissel (SunGard Higher Education, US)Tiffany Mathews (SunGard Higher Education, US)Dr. Nancy King-Sanders (Texas A&M-Kingsville, US)Europe 1135 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
The art of setting a strategic plan along with student ownership and co-share development in a mobile, portal, and social networking deployment can greatly enhance the Academic Journey of each student.
November 10, 2011 - 1:40pm8David Kraus (CampusCruiser, US)Europe 635 MinutesVendor Showcase
Student engagement is a process that includes active and collaborative participation in challenging academic activities. Naturally, educators want tools that foster a personal connection with academic content that facilitates this learning process. Explore the CampusCruiser platform to see the most seamless engagement platform in action.
November 10, 2011 - 1:40pm8Jeff Relue (Tegrity, US)Europe 7Vendor Showcase
Come learn how Tegrity Campus, a leading cloud-based lecture capture system, is making an impact in distance learning programs at institutions across the nation.
November 10, 2011 - 2:25pm
November 10, 2011 - 2:25pm9Colleen McConeghy (Pearson, US)Paige Holroyd (Pearson, US)Europe 1035 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
Do you know how students and teachers in higher education are interacting with their current LMS? Do you know how they can? During this demonstration, participants will learn how a teacher and a student in higher education engages in and interacts with their online institution using Pearson LearningStudio. This demonstration will show the social, content and reporting capabilities of Pearson LearningStudio including through their PC/Laptop, mobile device and iPad/tablet. Participants will walk through a ‘Day in the Life of a Pearson LearningStudio’.
November 10, 2011 - 2:25pm9Catherine Houghton (EmbanetCompass, US)Christopher Longtin (EmbanetCompass, US)Dee Masiello (Northeastern University Graduate School of Business Administration, US)Europe 1135 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
Northeastern University’s Online MBA boasts a population in excess of 1200 students. This presentation reviews the program’s key learnings and outlines best practices tied to student retention.
November 10, 2011 - 2:25pm9Wanda Harden (INTELECOM, US)Europe 635 MinutesVendor Showcase
Session offers demonstration of the INTELECOM Online Resources Network®, a best-in-class video streaming service and winner of the SIIA CODiE Award for “Best Education Reference or Search Service”. The INTELECOM Online Resources Network offers faculty a repository of 3,000+ video clips, organized by academic discipline and closed-captioned for 508 compliance. A user-friendly search interface ensures fast and accurate search results, and enables faculty to easily embed clips into any course management system, PowerPoint presentation, as well as smart and virtual classrooms. Subscription options, based on for-credit FTE, offer flexibility and affordability. And, as with other database products, new content is added on a regular basis.
November 10, 2011 - 2:25pm9Cindy Hewitt (Smarthinking, US)Europe 735 MinutesVendor Showcase
Learn about the motivation, implementation and results of Smarthinking. Hear from current users and about independent research showing the positive impact on student success and retention.
November 10, 2011 - 3:50pm
November 10, 2011 - 3:50pm10Vesna Champagne (Prometric, US)Kathryn Hill (Prometric, US)Europe 1035 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
Driven by challenging economic times, adult distance learners are the fastest growing segment of the higher education market. Hear from leading experts how you can compete for and retain this lucrative market and overcome hurdles in developing and delivering test content.
November 10, 2011 - 3:50pm10David Lindrum (Soomo Publishing, US)Europe 1135 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
Not all data is equally useful. At their best analytics must be provided at the level of individual questions, and grouped by assignment, chapter, course or student learning outcomes. Soomo makes this possible, visual and simple.
November 10, 2011 - 3:50pm10Manish Gupta (Jigyaasa, US)Europe 635 MinutesVendor Showcase
Bring back the fun and magic to learning! Jigyaasa’s interactive, rich multimedia courses provide an engaging, immersive learning experience for students of all ages.
Seeing and Hearing Online Students in an Asynchronous Environment - Increase Involvement and Authentic Assessments Using Student Generated VideoNovember 10, 2011 - 3:50pm10Dr. Jeff Lewis (YouSeeU, US)Europe 735 MinutesVendor Showcase
This presentation will focus on solving the current problems with student presentations in online courses. YouSeeU's features also include asynchronous video discussions, oral exams conducted at a distance, and group presentations, all within a highly efficient web-based system.
November 11, 2011 - 10:40am
November 11, 2011 - 10:40am11Douglas M. Winneg (Software Secure, Inc., US)Europe 1135 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
Maintaining student convenience while achieving academic integrity – explore the new approach for secure online exam proctoring within the Higher Education community.
November 11, 2011 - 11:25am
Leadership, Values and SocietyNovember 11, 2011 - 11:25am12Nathan Greeno (Education Strategy, US)Teresa Shafer (Education Strategy, US)Europe 1135 MinutesVendor ShowcaseVirtual Session
Session attendees will be exposed to the five core competencies required by institutions to be successful at both attracting and retaining students in adult & online programs based upon 20 years of enrollment management and curricular design success at over 100 institutions.