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Check out Sloan-C Institute's Blended Learning Mastery Series - Next session starts August 16, 2013.
Recordings from our 11/29/12 "Five Tips on How to Submit a Successful Conference Proposal"
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View the recordings of the Today's Campus interviews that were conducted at the conference
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22st Annual OLC International Conference
November 16-18, 2016 | Orlando, Florida | Walt Disney World Swan/Dolphin Resort
OLC Innovate 2016 - Innovations in Blended and Online Learning
April 20-22, 2016 | New Orleans, LA | Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
Conference times are in Central Standard
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 SessionBest in Track
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 SessionBest in Track
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 SessionBest in Track
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 SessionBest in Track
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 SessionBest in Track
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.