Learning Innovation Summit – Live Session Schedule 2017

Live Sessions

4/10/17 – 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. CST

Building Capacity Through Collaboration: The State of Online Education in Oklahoma

Description: This session shares innovative initiatives and collaborations occurring across the state of Oklahoma aimed at growing the quality and excellence of online and blended education opportunities.
Presenter(s): Bucky Dodd (UCO); Kyle Foster (OSRHE)

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4/11/17 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST

Lessons Learned From a Two Week Online Intersession Course

Description: This session will share what was learned teaching a two week online intersession Earth Science course. This includes motivation, course structure, and difficulties that were encountered in the course. There will be an open discussion on potential improvements for future intersession courses.
Presenter(s): Chris Austin (Oklahoma Christian University)

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4/12/17 – 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST

The Objectives of Learning Objectives

Description: Learning Objectives! What are they and why are they so darn important? In this workshop, we will discuss more about the definition of learning objectives, share information about how to write an effective learning objective, and determine how we might apply them in our courses.
Presenter(s): Dana J. Lindon-Burgett (Rose State College)

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4/13/17 – Noon – 1:00 p.m. CST

Open Educational Resources in Oklahoma

Description: Join us for a presentation on open educational resources (OER) efforts at two campuses, OSU and OU. During this session, participants will hear how each institution is approaching the development and support of OER. Participants will then engage in a discussion about strategies they might use to advance OER initiatives within their own institutions and organizations.
Presenter(s): Jen Waller (OU); Cinthya Ippoliti (OSU)

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4/14/17 – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST

The Pedagogy of Web Domains: Creating a Culture For the Independent Web

Description: Adam Croom, Director of Digital Learning at the University of Oklahoma, walks through how the University of Oklahoma is building towards campus culture of openness and independence. Freed from the black box of the learning management system, faculty and students are building and sharing their work on OU Create, an open source environment where students can take their work with them after they graduate–and where they own their data.
Presenter(s): Adam Croom (OU)

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4/17/17 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST

Learning in the Workforce: The Role of Online and Blended Learning

Description: This session explores the role online and blended learning has in supporting students as they enter and advance in the workforce. You’ll learn techniques for structuring and designing courses to support learning in applied settings and strategies for supporting ongoing professional development and learning experiences to increase student success. Examples will be shared to make using these methods simple and efficient.
Presenter(s): Geoff Koch (UCO); Bucky Dodd (UCO)

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4/18/17 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST

Creating Customized, Interactive Media Content for Your Online Course

Description: Today’s visual-based, digital learners can be engaged through media content that is either branded for a course or tailor-delivered to align with course content. This customized content can also be used in social media to further engage current, former, and future students. Examples from online science courses at UCO, OCCC, and NSUOK will be demonstrated. This session will share production strategies to shoot-edit-distribute HD video with a smartphone/tablet, create customized graphics with photoshop templates, and use those media assets to generate interactive activities.
Presenter(s): Kenny Tapp (UCO)

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4/20/17 – 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST

The Post-ITV Era: Web Conference Rooms

Description: In the past, NSU and other institutions have relied on ITV for meetings and classes in remote locations. These classrooms have featured hardware based endpoints and significant cost. With our aging ITV infrastructure and the emergence of sophisticated, stable web conferencing alternatives, NSU is moving away from ITV in favor of Web conferencing. This transition brings cost savings and increased access in addition to unique challenges. In this presentation, we will discuss the partnership between IT and academic affairs to move NSU to a post-ITV era and share what we’ve learned in the process.
Presenter(s): Richard Reif & Chad McLane (NSU)

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4/21/17 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST

Accessibility in Process and Practice

Description: It is one thing to work in isolation and make some academic content more accessible to students with disabilities. It is another to begin to institutionalize the processes and tools that support the effort more broadly. This session will focus on process and policy changes, challenges and opportunities in the digital accessibility space.
Presenter(s): Travis Hurst, (Rose State College); Steph Rogers, (UCO); Rob Carr (Oklahoma ABLE Tech, OSU)

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4/24/17 – 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CST

Maximizing Resources to Encourage Growth in Tough Economic Times

Description: We live in a time when public resources for Oklahoma institutions of higher education are shrinking while expectations and opportunities grow. We are all faced with questions about how we maximize our resources to encourage growth rather than reduction of service in these difficult scenarios. NSU’s Center for Teaching & Learning recently faced this challenge, and it successfully navigated these turbulent waters through deeper collaboration with faculty and staff. This session will introduce attendants to the approach NSU has taken to Faculty and Staff Fellows and how this approach has allowed us to maintain services while addressing challenges and the opportunities it has afforded us. We will also discuss ways we hope to improve the Faculty Fellow program for future years of collaboration and growth.
Presenter(s): Maria Christian, Monique Brinker, Chad McLane (NSU)

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4/25/17 – 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. CST

Patterns in Student Selection of Course Delivery Modes

Description: This study examines patterns and trends in student selection of course delivery modes (online, blended, and traditional) at a regional Oklahoma university over a multi-year period. Relationships between student characteristics (such as demographics, major, and GPA) and the delivery modes of enrolled courses, as well as longitudinal trends in the relative composition of delivery modes, are presented and discussed. Results of this study may provide insights to course developers and curriculum planners regarding student delivery mode preferences and provide a base for future comparative studies at additional institutions.
Presenter(s): Jon Martens (UCO)

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4/27/17 – 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CST

A Practitioner’s Journey, I Can See Clearly Now; LEM.

Description: Join EDU-Innovators from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) as they share their journey in leveraging the Learning Environment Modeling (LEM) design practices to advance the Educational Leadership program. Engage with them as they discuss the benefits of this design process and its use in fostering collaboration among colleagues, bringing about intentional instruction, and promoting course redesign and implementation of blended learning environments. Listen as they share their pursuit to enrich learning experiences that are more flexible, foster deeper engagement, and provide clarity in course expectations.
Presenter(s): Sherry Labyer (UCO); Dawn Pearce (UCO)

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4/28/17 – 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. CST

Best practices in using multiple communication channels to advise online students

Description: Because expectations regarding communications differ for online students, having a variety of tools to meet students in their virtual environments may best foster a strong advising relationship. Tips grounded in emerging literature are presented for advising students via email, phone, LMS, videoconference, social media, and other web-based technologies. Discussion include needs of and awareness of practices for managing individual, group, and cohort advisees as well as identification of possible policies needed for faculty and office settings.
Presenter(s): Veronica McGowan (SWOSU)

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