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March 28, 2011 - 8:30am
March 28, 2011 - 8:30amDylan Barth, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (US)Gerald Bergtrom, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (US)Tanya Joosten, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (US)Matthew Russell (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (US)Blended Teaching and LearningInteractive WorkshopCourt I/JWorkshop Session 1 & 2210 MinutesVirtual Session
To help faculty make the transition to hybrid or blended teaching, institutions are creating faculty development programs to guide faculty as they redesign their courses and get ready to teach courses that are partially online and partially face-to-face. This is necessary because successful blended teaching requires a significant course transformation. Faculty must rethink and redesign their course, create new learning activities, and integrate online and face-to-face course components. Most faculty also have to learn new teaching skills in order to successfully manage online interaction, incorporate new methods of assessment, and effectively use the interactive and organizational tools found in course management systems.
Based on key elements of the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee's Blended Faculty Development Program, this pre-conference workshop will identify essential elements of a faculty development program for successful redesign for blended learning.
Participants will gain insight into how a course can be redesigned to take advantage of the blended model, discuss their own possible redesign strategies with seasoned blended course instructors, and leave with strategies and materials which they can use in designing and teaching their own blended courses.
March 28, 2011 - 8:30amShannon Ritter (Penn State, US)Liz Gross (University of Wisconsin- Waukesha, US)Access and OpportunityInteractive WorkshopPrince of WalesWorkshop Session 1 & 2210 MinutesVirtual Session
This session will focus on the use of social media within student affairs and how these tools can be used to facilitate community building and engagement among students outside the classroom environment. Participants will learn about the most popular social media tools and technologies and begin to evaluate how social media might best be used on their campus. Specifically, the presenters will examine how best to use these social media in a blended or online environment. Attendees will also develop support networks by leveraging social media tools and sites to facilitate best practices and collaboration during and after the conference.
March 28, 2011 - 10:30am
March 28, 2011 - 10:30amMary Niemiec (University of Illinois at Chicago, US) - FacilitatorTanya Joosten (University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, US)Stephen Laster (Harvard Business School, US)Anthony Picciano (Hunter College, City University of New York, US)What Works and How Do We Know: Seeking Evidence and Impact in Blended LearningInteractive WorkshopCourt G/HWorkshop Session 290 MinutesVirtual Session
Blended learning has the potential to provide cost effective, pedagogically-driven solutions that address challenges facing higher education. This workshop will focus on the large issues institutions must deal with in order to meet their missions of providing access to quality academic programs. Three recognized and respected academic administrators will discuss these issues, share methods and the strategies their institutions have implemented to find solutions. Participants in this workshop will work in small groups to discuss how these strategies can be brought back to their campuses and/or systems. A summary of the work will then be shared with participants post conference. The purpose of the collaborative document will be to provide a growing number of blended learning practitioners with a comprehensive review of “big” issues.
Framework of blended learning
Identification and discussion of ‘big issues’
March 28, 2011 - 3:00pm
March 28, 2011 - 3:00pmJosh Jarrett (Program Officer, Postsecondary Success, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, US)Keynote AddressCourt EGeneral SessionVirtual Session
This session will explore the role that blended learning can play in redefining successful education models in the face of the near inevitable trends reshaping the education system.
March 29, 2011 - 8:00am
March 29, 2011 - 8:00amMarc Parry (The Chronicle of Higher Education, US) - Panel ModeratorAnthony Picciano (Hunter College, City University of New York, US)Joel Hartman (University of Central Florida, US)Tanya Joosten (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, US)Plenary SessionCourt EPlenary Panel80 MinutesVirtual Session
In envisioning our future of blended learning, we reflect on current trends on higher education, past accomplishments in the field, and the experiences of three different campuses. This discussion will be facilitated by Marc Parry, The Chronicle of Higher Education. The audience will be asked to contributed their questions via Twitter or note cards for an interactive plenary.
March 29, 2011 - 9:30am
March 29, 2011 - 9:30amPatsy Moskal (University of Central Florida, US) - Panel ModeratorGeorge Otte (City University of New York, US)Stephen Laster (Harvard Business School, US)Anthony Picciano (Hunter College, City University of New York, US)Featured SessionPrince of Wales3 & 4110 MinutesVirtual Session
While so many folks are considering what percentage should be online to make a blended course, this session is geared toward reframing that notion. Looking at various models adopted by others, the panel will focus on what infrastructure, policies, and goals are driving the push to blend. Models used by others will be shared and an open discussion will invite participants to share their experiences, opportunities, and challenges.
April 23, 2012 - 8:30am
April 23, 2012 - 8:30amBrian Beatty (San Francisco State University, US)Teaching and LearningInteractive WorkshopLakeshore AWorkshop Session 1 and 2180 MinutesVirtual Session
Interested in implementing HyFlex courses? Engage in reflective discussions which will prepare you to assess needs, create designs, and plan for evaluating HyFlex course projects.
April 23, 2012 - 8:30amNorm Vaughan (Mount Royal University, Canada)Teaching and LearningInteractive WorkshopLakeshore BWorkshop Session 1 and 2180 MinutesVirtual Session
According to a survey conducted a few years ago, over 80% of higher education institutions in the United States offer courses in a blended format (Arabasz, Boggs & Baker, 2003) and the projection is that in the near future over 80% of all courses in higher education will be blended. In the words of Gladwell (2000), we have gone over the "tipping point"; blended learning has become an educational epidemic. The three societal forces that have converged (the perfect wave) to drive this epidemic are technology, financial constraints, and quality concerns. The blended approaches to learning that have arisen to address these forces have lead to three major non-contradictory affordances - effectiveness, efficiency, and convenience. The result is an era of engagement and sustainable communities of inquiry. Blended learning has become the dominant paradigm in 21st century higher education. In a recent edition of the Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks dedicated to blended learning, Laumakis, Graham & Dziuban (2009) state "the impact of blended learning is potentially monumental - permanently changing how students interact with higher education " (p.86). An inquiry-based approach to learning is based on John Dewey's (1933) philosophy that education begins with the curiosity of the learner. This workshop will provide participants with a "hands on" opportunity to design inquiry-based learning activities that engage students and align with the learning outcomes for a blended course or program.
April 23, 2012 - 8:30amKelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida, US)Linda Futch (University of Central Florida, US)Faculty Development and SupportInteractive WorkshopLakeshore CWorkshop Session 190 MinutesVirtual Session
In this workshop, participants will explore opportunities for adapting open educational resources (OER) from UCF's Blended Learning Toolkit to meet their own faculty development needs. _
April 23, 2012 - 10:30am
April 23, 2012 - 10:30amChuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida, US)Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida, US)ResearchInteractive WorkshopLakeshore CWorkshop Session 290 MinutesVirtual Session
Blended learning is a potential game changer for how we teach and learn --combining the strengths of face-to-face and online learning. Sound evaluation is critical for understanding how this instructional change impacts students and faculty members in the learning environment. In this session, we will consider evaluating the impact of blended learning from a course, program, and institutional perspective. Examples of protocols and approaches to evaluation with limited resources will be provided by the presenters.
April 23, 2012 - 1:00pm
April 23, 2012 - 1:00pmDolores Perez Lafuente (IE Business School, Spain)Faculty Development and SupportInformation SessionLakeshore A150 MinutesVirtual Session
IE faculty training best practices. We support our professors to lead students from diverse backgrounds to participate in a fast changing collaborative and technological environment.
April 23, 2012 - 1:00pmBarbara Frey (Connections Education, LLC, US)Mickey Revenaugh (Connections Learning, US)Jimella Harris (Oneonone Education Services, US)Information SessionLakeshore B150 MinutesVirtual Session
Can a blended learning approach to literacy help disadvantaged elementary learners close the achievement gap?
April 23, 2012 - 1:00pmKristine Gritter (Seattle Pacific University, US)David Wicks (Seattle Pacific University, US)Teaching and LearningInformation SessionLakeshore C150 MinutesVirtual Session
Blended Learning can include opportunities for pre-service teachers to video and critique themselves teaching in authentic classroom settings
April 23, 2012 - 1:00pmGeri Mason (Seattle Pacific University, US)Baine Craft (Seattle Pacific University, US)ResearchInformation SessionLakeshore C150 MinutesVirtual Session
A comparison between face-to-face and blended learning courses in the areas of student retention assessment, student satisfaction, and the Community of Inquiry Survey.
April 23, 2012 - 2:00pm
April 23, 2012 - 2:00pmKelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida, US)Susan Wegmann (University of Central Florida, US)ResearchInformation SessionLakeshore A250 MinutesVirtual Session
A discourse analysis methodology with a proven track record in f2f and online settings will be presented as a vehicle for studying blended course interaction.
April 23, 2012 - 2:00pmErika Beck (Nevada State College, US)Tony Scinta (Nevada State College, US)Faculty Development and SupportInformation SessionLakeshore B250 MinutesVirtual Session
An engaging look at how institutions can leverage their campus culture and technological infrastructure to capitalize on the promise of blended learning despite dwindling resources.
April 23, 2012 - 2:00pmKanishka Bedi (Erudient, US)Teaching and LearningInformation SessionLakeshore C250 MinutesVirtual Session
This presentation recommends pragmatic ways and shares successful experiences of integrating free Internet resources in blended course content design, authoring and delivery.
April 23, 2012 - 2:00pmKurt Kiefer (Wisconsin Department of Instruction, US)Stephen Sanders (Wisconsin Department of Instruction, US)Johannes Britz (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, US)Leadership and AdministrationFeatured SessionRegency B and C250 MinutesVirtual Session
Over the last year, in parallel, the State of Wisconsin Department of Instruction and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee have created committees to help shape the future of learning at their institutions. The plans for each will be highlighted drawing comparisons in the opportunities and challenges for K12 and higher education, in particular, the role of blended learning.
April 23, 2012 - 3:00pm
April 23, 2012 - 3:00pmJoanne Dolan (Rasmussen College, US)Student SupportInformation SessionLakeshore A350 MinutesVirtual Session
New students can feel overwhelmed and under-supported. "Start Strong" is an initiative to support students during the first weeks through in-person appointments with experienced students.
April 23, 2012 - 3:00pmClark Shah-Nelson (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, US)Faculty Development and SupportInformation SessionLakeshore B350 MinutesVirtual Session
How, on a shoestring budget, can your institution implement a cutting edge 24/7 blended learning support portal?
April 23, 2012 - 3:00pmCathy Leaker (SUNY Empire State College, US)Rebecca Bonanno (SUNY Empire State College, US)Thalia MacMillan (SUNY Empire State College, US)Teaching and LearningInformation SessionLakeshore C350 MinutesVirtual Session
Faculty members at Empire State College are developing blended courses with the goal of merging previously distinct instructional models and educational cultures within the college.
April 23, 2012 - 3:00pmMary Niemiec (University of Nebraska, US)Laura Pedrick (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, US)Leadership and AdministrationFeatured SessionRegency B and C350 MinutesVirtual Session
For many institutions, significant resources have been committed to provide access to higher education for place bound working professionals and national audiences of adult learners through online learning initiatives. Consistently, institutions find that campus students want and need the same flexibility that online courses provide. The investment made in creating opportunities for the distance student can be leveraged to meet institutional goals. The challenge comes when institutions, colleges and departments are faced with capacity challenges. How do campus leaders find the balance and maximize the investment?
April 23, 2012 - 4:30pm
April 23, 2012 - 4:30pmDavid Wiley (Brigham Young University, US)Keynote AddressRegency Ballroom60 MinutesVirtual Session
The idea of "Perfecting the Blend" implies three important notions: first, an ability to improve and get better over time; second, a realization that because the world is constantly changing this year's perfect blend may be imperfect next year; third, the blend that tastes perfect downtown may taste bitter 90 minutes further out in the county. The idea of "openness" has important contributions to make to each of these aspects of perfecting the blend, and David will discuss these each in detail in this keynote address.
April 24, 2012 - 8:00am
April 24, 2012 - 8:00amMarc Parry (The Chronicle of Higher Education, US) - Panel ModeratorTom Cavanagh (University of Central Florida, US)Anthony Picciano (Graduate Center - CUNY, US)Alexandra Pickett (SUNY, US)Karen Swan (University of Illinois-Springfield, US)Plenary SessionRegency Ballroom60 MinutesVirtual Session
This panel will focus on the expanding influence of private entities namely foundations and corporations in promoting technology in American education. It is a given that technology has an important place and future in education. This panel will adopt a critical lens and examine large privately-funded initiatives such as the Next Generation Learning Challenges to determine their effects on educational policy and practice.
April 24, 2012 - 9:10am
April 24, 2012 - 9:10amScott Hamm (Abilene Christian University, US)Melinda Thompson (Abilene Christian University, US)Teaching and LearningInformation SessionLakeshore A450 MinutesVirtual Session
Mobility has been called the new gateway on college campuses (Kolowich, Inside Higher Ed, 10.20.11). This session examines research-based steps for use in blended environments.
April 24, 2012 - 9:10amChuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida, US)Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida, US)Teaching and LearningFeatured SessionLakeshore B450 MinutesVirtual Session
As blended learning emerges, as an important teaching and learning model in higher education certain issues appear to be impacting its implementation in a number of contexts. The presenters will share results on three of those issues. Implications for scaling blended across multiple institutions, how students evaluate their blended learning experience under varying conditions of ambivalence and how institutional level analytics may impact blended learning. Each of these issues appears to be developing rapidly as blended learning gains traction in higher education.
April 24, 2012 - 9:10amJulie Summers (Simpson College, , US)Teaching and LearningInformation SessionLakeshore C450 MinutesVirtual Session
Students are enthralled with social media and web-based tools. Learn how emerging technology provides unique educational opportunities.
April 24, 2012 - 10:10am
April 24, 2012 - 10:10amThomas Cavanagh (University of Central Florida, US)Leadership and AdministrationInformation SessionLakeshore A550 MinutesVirtual Session
A recent NGLC grant funded the creation of a suite of open access materials to help scale blended learning nationwide, starting with 20 targeted institutions.
April 24, 2012 - 10:10amNancy Hale (Pace University, US)Anne-Barrie Hunter (University of Colorado, US)Frank Mayadas (Sloan Foundation, US)ResearchInformation SessionLakeshore B550 MinutesVirtual Session
Come and hear the results of this interesting ethnographic study into how corporations are using blended and online learning.
April 24, 2012 - 10:10amYvonne Bogard (Regis University, US)Maureen Simms (Regis University, US)Teaching and LearningInformation SessionLakeshore C550 MinutesVirtual Session
Accelerated (8 week) Blended program pilot for MBA and MEd. degree programs-Regis University, College for Professional Studies. Pilot funded by 2009-11 Sloan-C grant Localness Initiative.
April 24, 2012 - 10:10amTanya Joosten (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, US)Teaching and LearningFeatured SessionRegency B and C550 MinutesVirtual Session
As the author of Social Media for Educators by Jossey Bass publishing, Tanya will discuss how social media can be used to increase communication, encourage contact, develop richer learning experiences, and build cooperation in the classroom. Other considerations in implementing social media will be discussed as well.
April 24, 2012 - 11:20am
Faculty Blended Learning Process: How Instructors Learn to Teach Adult Students in a Blended ProgramApril 24, 2012 - 11:20amKaren Skibba (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, US)Faculty Development and SupportInformation SessionLakeshore A650 MinutesVirtual Session
Faculty Blended Learning Model, resulting from qualitative study, informs how instructors transform pedagogy while learning to teach in a blended program. Faculty development implications discussed.
April 24, 2012 - 11:20amKate Ganski (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, US)Kristin Woodward (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, US)Student SupportInformation SessionLakeshore B650 MinutesVirtual Session
Through dynamic case studies the presenters will show how their model for blended and online courses has improved their information literacy program.
April 24, 2012 - 11:20amJun Yang (University of Maryland, US)Susan White (University of Maryland, US)Teaching and LearningInformation SessionLakeshore C650 MinutesVirtual Session
Faculty will show case her three Stages of innovative blended strategies to engage learners. University of Maryland Blended Learning Initiative will also be shared.
April 24, 2012 - 11:20amAllison Powell (iNACOL, US)Faculty Development and SupportFeatured SessionRegency B and C650 MinutesVirtual Session
As the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) was refreshing the National Standards for Quality Online Courses and Teaching, several discussions arose between the differences of online and blended courses. A variety of types of blended learning programs are evolving in the K-12 environments. How do the roles of the school leaders, classroom and online teachers, students and parents change in these new environments? Participants will learn and discuss a variety of types of blended learning environments in addition to the changing roles of everyone involved.
July 8, 2013 - 8:30am
July 8, 2013 - 8:30amDylan Barth (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA)Tanya Joosten (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA)Faculty Development and SupportInteractive Workshop - 210 minutesLakeshore AWorkshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)210 MinutesVirtual Session
This workshop will engage participants through presentation and discussion to develop potential strategies and considerations for ensuring quality in blended courses on their campuses.
July 8, 2013 - 8:30amEric Wright (DeVry University, USA)Teaching and LearningInteractive Workshop - 210 minutesLakeshore BWorkshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)210 MinutesVirtual Session
Professors can tightly integrate blended learning's two components by using games! Attendees learn how first hand through gameplay and team-based, interactive activities.
July 8, 2013 - 8:30amLinda S. Futch (University of Central Florida, USA)Kelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida, USA)ResearchInteractive Workshop - 210 minutesLakeshore CWorkshop Session 1 & 2 (combined)210 MinutesVirtual Session
This workshop will provide tools to conduct case study qualitative research on blended learning design.
July 8, 2013 - 12:00pm
July 8, 2013 - 12:00pmTanya Joosten (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA)Mary Niemiec (The University of Nebraska, USA)Bruce Chaloux (The Sloan Consortium, USA)Charles Graham (Brigham Young University, USA)60 MinutesVirtual Session
Join us for a presentation of our Best-in-Track awards and a celebratiion of our 10th anniversary of the Blended Learning Conference and Workshop. We will take a look back at the progress of blended learning from its infancy, the growth of the Blended Learning Conference from its start as a small workshop back in 2003, and glimpse the future of blended learning and The Sloan Consortium.
July 8, 2013 - 1:00pm
July 8, 2013 - 1:00pmRebecca Petersen (edX, USA)Damian Bebell (Boston College, USA)Lynn Hunter (Massachusetts Bay Community College, USA)Jaime L L'heureux (Bunker Hill Community College, USA)Leadership and AdministrationInformation SessionLakeshore AInformation Session 150 MinutesVirtual Session
Presenters will share outcomes and insights from a first-of-its-kind implementation of a blended edX MOOC at two Massachusetts community colleges.
July 8, 2013 - 1:00pmNancy Millichap (EDUCAUSE, USA)Linda S. Futch (University of Central Florida, USA)Kristen Vogt (EDUCAUSE, USA)Leadership and AdministrationFeatured SessionLakeshore BInformation Session 150 MinutesVirtual Session
Session participants will consider design and implementation of ten Next Generation Learning Challenges projects that scaled proven models for blended learning to other institutions.
July 8, 2013 - 1:00pmJason Gregersen (Michigan Technological University, USA)Teaching and LearningInformation SessionLakeshore CInformation Session 150 MinutesVirtual Session
How can you strengthen your course, challenge your students, all while improving curriculum discussion and faculty development? Blended learning across multiple sections!
July 8, 2013 - 2:00pm
July 8, 2013 - 2:00pmMaria Lytell (RAND Corporation, USA)ResearchInformation SessionLakeshore AInformation Session 250 MinutesVirtual Session
We present results of a multi-method study including student and graduate surveys, original case studies, and a review of empirical research on blended learning.
July 8, 2013 - 2:00pmMaria Pagano (New York City College of Technology, City University of New York, USA)Christopher Stein (Borough of Manhattan Community College, USA)Karen Lundstrem (New York City College of Technology, USA)Alyson Vogel (Lehman College CUNY, USA)Faculty Development and SupportInformation SessionLakeshore BInformation Session 250 MinutesVirtual Session
The City University of New York (CUNY) Hybrid Initiative Resource Site: An open source for CUNY's blended teaching and learning best practices.
July 8, 2013 - 2:00pmPaige McDonald (The George Washington University, USA)Howard Straker (George Washington University, USA)Teaching and LearningInformation SessionLakeshore CInformation Session 250 MinutesVirtual Session
This presentation reviews the redesign of a Physician Assistant course as a blended model to support higher levels of learning and encourage reflective practice.
July 8, 2013 - 2:00pmShari Smith (Rice University, USA)Karen Vignare (UMUC, USA)Tanya Joosten (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA)Amy Collier (Stanford University, USA)Leadership and AdministrationFeatured SessionRegency B/CInformation Session 250 MinutesVirtual Session
Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCS) are quickly becoming a reality. How can MOOCs become part of the campus strategy to grow blended learning initiatives?
The panel would like to request that attendees pre-select questions for the panel.
July 8, 2013 - 3:00pm
July 8, 2013 - 3:00pmJuhong Liu (James Madison University, USA)Carolyn Schubert (James Madison University, USA)Student SupportInformation SessionLakeshore AInformation Session 350 MinutesVirtual Session
This session will walk the audience through the life cycles of redesign, development, implementation and future models of student support in a blended program.
July 8, 2013 - 3:00pmKelvin Thompson (University of Central Florida, USA)Linda S. Futch (University of Central Florida, USA)Faculty Development and SupportInformation SessionLakeshore BInformation Session 350 MinutesVirtual Session
Come find out how multiple institutions have adapted a set of open licensed materials for their own blended learning faculty development initiatives
July 8, 2013 - 3:00pmDusty Smith (University of Wisconsin- Madison, USA)Tole Khesin (3Play Media, USA)Teaching and LearningInformation SessionLakeshore CInformation Session 350 MinutesVirtual Session
In this session, University of Wisconsin- Madison discuss their accessibility strategies, solutions implemented, costs and benefits derived, and best practices for deploying video captioning technologies.
Blended Learning Faculty Development Practices & Models in Traditional Higher Education InstitutionsJuly 8, 2013 - 3:00pmLiz Ciabocchi (Long Island University, USA)Amy Ginsberg (Long Island University, USA)ResearchFeatured SessionRegency B/CInformation Session 350 MinutesVirtual Session
The presenters will provide an overview of faculty development practices for training and/or certifying blended instructors in traditional higher education institutions.
July 8, 2013 - 4:30pm
July 8, 2013 - 4:30pmAlec Couros (University of Regina, CA)Keynote AddressRegency Ballroom60 MinutesVirtual Session
The prevalence of social media & social networking tools have greatly increased over the past several years. While this has meant an enhanced toolset for educators, 'business' models inherent in these new web products threaten to reshape educational systems in ways not consistent with ideal learning environments.
July 9, 2013 - 8:00am
July 9, 2013 - 8:00amMarc Parry (The Chronicle of Higher Education, USA) - Panel ModeratorCharles R. Graham (Brigham Young University, USA)Heather Staker (Clayton Christensen Institute, USA)Anders Norberg (Skellefteå Council/Umeå University, SE)George Mehaffy (American Association of State Colleges and Universities, USA)Plenary SessionRegency Ballroom60 MinutesVirtual Session
The blended learning experts on this panel will introduce an upcoming book, Blended Learning: Research Perspectives Volume 2, and discuss the current state of blended learning research and practice as well as the needs and challenges for future research.
July 9, 2013 - 9:10am
Fostering Blended Learning: Successful Partnerships and Faculty Development for Institutional ChangeJuly 9, 2013 - 9:10amChantal Levesque-Bristol (Purdue University, USA)Tomalee Doan (Purdue University, USA)Faculty Development and SupportInformation SessionLakeshore AInformation Session 450 MinutesVirtual Session
IMPACT course redesign. Purdue University is flipping, blending, transforming, and reinventing the way we teach, students learn across the disciplines, and institutional change is fostered.
July 9, 2013 - 9:10amKara Chesal (NYC Dept. of Education, USA)Yvonne Wang (NYC Dept. of Education, USA)Teaching and LearningFeatured SessionLakeshore BInformation Session 450 MinutesVirtual Session
We examine the ways in which NYC secondary school teachers implement blended learning in their classrooms, explore how different choices about online content and time allocation between online and face-to-face learning are associated with different teacher attitudes towards blended learning, and describe early evidence of student impacts.
July 9, 2013 - 9:10amLorette Pellettiere Calix (SUNY Empire State College, USA)Patrice Prusko Torcivia (SUNY Empire State College, USA)Teaching and LearningInformation SessionLakeshore CInformation Session 450 MinutesVirtual Session
Instructors used virtual tools in blended courses to encourage learner engagement, cross cultural interaction, and international experiences through a "virtual term abroad".
July 9, 2013 - 10:10am
July 9, 2013 - 10:10amDr. Richard Jerz (St. Ambrose University, USA)Teaching and LearningInformation SessionLakeshore AInformation Session 550 MinutesVirtual Session
By using modern technologies, education time can be creatively compressed, manipulated, and delivered to maximize a students learning endeavor. An instructor can "time-warp" education!
July 9, 2013 - 10:10amJon Mladic (Rasmussen College - Romeoville/Joliet, USA)Faculty Development and SupportInformation SessionLakeshore BInformation Session 550 MinutesVirtual Session
Many Faculty struggle with the transition from teaching purely residentially to teaching in a blended modality. Focused training can increase success rates.
July 9, 2013 - 10:10amPatsy Moskal (University of Central Florida, USA)ResearchInformation SessionLakeshore CInformation Session 550 MinutesVirtual Session
This session will detail the successes and challenges of the evaluation of scaling blended learning from one university's model, to 20 campuses across the U.S.
July 9, 2013 - 10:10amJessica Hutchings (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA)Toby Deutsch (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, School of Information Studies, USA)Jim Schultz (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA)Angela Sadowsky (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, School of Information Studies, USA)Student SupportFeatured SessionRegency B/CInformation Session 550 MinutesVirtual Session
An exploration of the unique tech solutions that the UWM School of Information Studies support staff uses to enhance the academic experiences of our students.
July 9, 2013 - 11:20am
July 9, 2013 - 11:20amHossein N Hamam (University of Massachusetts Boston and American University of Beirut, USA)Zaimah Khan (Northern Virginia Community College, USA)Teaching and LearningInformation SessionLakeshore AInformation Session 650 MinutesVirtual Session
The presentation highlights best practices for building community in blended learning, utilizing a case study and a literature review of current trends.
July 9, 2013 - 11:20amLiz Ciabocchi (Long Island University, USA)Orly Calderon (Long Island University, USA)Amy Ginsberg (Long Island University, USA)Leadership and AdministrationInformation SessionLakeshore BInformation Session 650 MinutesVirtual Session
This presentation will explore ways in which blended course and program assessment data may be applied to improve institutional effectiveness in multiple operational areas.
July 9, 2013 - 11:20amCody Hollist (University of Nebraska Lincoln, USA)Sydney Brown (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)Teaching and LearningInformation SessionLakeshore CInformation Session 650 MinutesVirtual Session
An innovative blend maintains instructional quality when the course is required by another discipline which triples class size.
Educational Mixology: Pedagogical Approaches to Faculty Development and Course Redesign in Health SciencesJuly 9, 2013 - 11:20amPaige McDonald (The George Washington University, USA)Laurie Lyons (George Washington University, USA)Howard Straker (George Washington University, USA)Linda Cotton (George Washington University, USA)Faculty Development and SupportFeatured SessionRegency B/CInformation Session 650 MinutesVirtual Session
This presentation reviews two faculty development initiatives to promote blended learning in Health Science programs at The George Washington University.
July 9, 2013 - 1:30pm
July 9, 2013 - 1:30pmJennifer Maddrell (Old Dominion University) - FacilitatorUnconference SessionLakeshore AUnconference Session 1 & 2 (combined)165 MinutesVirtual Session
This past year, I have been using my Designers for Learning webcast to explore with others the potential of utilizing service-learning as a means of offering applied learning opportunities to students in online courses. Service-learning is an educational approach that combines community service, academic coursework, and work-based experiential learning. Within an online setting, e-service-learning occurs when either the instruction or service components are conducted virtually. Given the time and geographic separation of online learners from the instructor and the institution, the task of offering authentic experiences to explore the subject matter in online or blended courses is a huge challenge. The objective of this session is to engage participants in a discussion of how service-learning could be (and is being) used in online or blended settings to offer learners the same enriching experiential learning opportunities that have been offered in traditional campus settings for decades
July 9, 2013 - 1:30pmDawn Nordine (Cooperative Educational Service Agency 9, USA)Michele Nickels (Cooperative Educational Service Agency 9, USA)Janice D. Mertes (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, USA)Leadership and AdministrationUnconference WorkshopLakeshore BUnconference Session 1 & 2 (combined)165 MinutesVirtual Session
Learn critical components for developing a K-12 blended learning program. Examine essential planning questions, implementation strategies, and promising practices to jumpstart your opportunities.
July 9, 2013 - 1:30pmGeorge Veletsianos (University of Texas at Austin) - FacilitatorUnconference SessionLakeshore CUnconference Session 1 & 2 (combined)165 MinutesVirtual Session
This is a proposal for a talk (discussion) session. The driving force behind this proposal is to connect individuals who are interested in research pertaining to MOOCs and open courses. Even though MOOCs and open courses have become wildly popular during the last year, empirical research on these initiatives is largely absent. This is not surprising, as it takes time to conduct an investigation and share the results of the research. In this session, I’d like us to explore opportunities for collaboration on research projects pertaining to open courses (massive or not, blended or not). My personal interest on the human experience pertaining to open courses (e.g., What is it like to take an open course? What does open online learning look like? What are the challenges instructors face when designing open courses?), but I expect the conversation to encompass broader themes. Opportunities for collaboration on research projects may involve a variety of activities including: conducting a research study, seeking funding, developing/designing open courses, etc.
July 8, 2014 - 2:00pm
The Million-More Mission: Using Insight and Action Analytics to Help Students Learn Well and Finish StrongJuly 8, 2014 - 2:00pmMark David Milliron (Civitas Learning, USA)Keynote AddressPlaza Ballroom A-C60 MinutesVirtual Session
This message is a deep dive into Insight Analytics—hindsight work (e.g., data mining) and foresight work (e.g., predictive modeling) brought together to gain insight into student success patterns. These insights can then power Action Analytics, when these data and analyses are used in apps that go directly to the front lines of learning: faculty, advisors, and students. Brought together, insight and action analytics strategies can help struggling students succeed and strong students take their learning to the next level in on-ground, online, and blending modalities.
Side note: this speech is vendor neutral and full of diverse practice models from the field.
July 9, 2014 - 8:00am
July 9, 2014 - 8:00amMark Brown (Dublin City University, Ireland)Plenary SessionPlaza Ballroom A-C60 MinutesVirtual Session
This plenary critically reflects on the fickle dance between teaching and technology in promoting better educational outcomes. It challenges educators to go beyond shadow dancing, the relative safety of line dancing and the popular appeal of flash mobs. The inconvenient truth is that we still need to design and choreograph more creative, flexible and personalized forms of blended teaching and learning for today’s increasingly diverse and geographically dispersed learners. There is no one dance! The key to student success is selecting the most appropriate dance rhythm for particular learners and teaching the right moves and techniques at the right times. This point is illustrated through a comprehensive conceptual framework for student success across the study lifecycle, which aims to better exploit the affordances between 21st century pedagogies and new digital technologies. Finally, a transformative agenda of blended education for change in new times is outlined as we endeavor to teach people to successfully dance towards the future so they can tackle many of the big issues facing the world.