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KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS

Student-Centered Online Teaching: Ten Best Practices

Presenter: Susan Ko

Description:
Online teaching is often viewed as more time-consuming and challenging than face-to-face instruction and it has often been noted that online students seem to be more demanding than their face-to-face counterparts.

What are the proven strategies that have been utilized to ensure both successful learning outcomes and student satisfaction? Now that online education is no longer a novelty, there is a considerable body of experience, research into best practices, and a consensus on quality standards that can help guide us.

The author of Teaching Online: A Practical Guide discusses some of the common challenges facing online instructors and highlights ten best practices that are designed to improve your teaching effectiveness and raise the level of student satisfaction.

Files:

- Keynote Presentation


Online Teaching and Learning as a Transformative Agent

Presenter: Dr. Burks Oakley

Description:
Prof. Oakley will discuss how the development of the online program at the University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) is transforming the institution from a regional campus to one with national visibility and reach. During the Spring 2005 semester, students from thirty-six different states took online courses from UIS. One in three students took at least one online course, and more than one in six students took online courses exclusively; 22% of all course credits were generated by online courses. Over half of the Spring 2005 graduates at UIS will have taken at least one online course. Oakley will discuss the transformation in the campus culture that has taken place to support an online program of this magnitude, with initiatives targeting the full spectrum of teaching, learning, and support on the UIS campus. Oakley also will frame the UIS initiative in terms of the Sloan-C quality framework (http://www.sloan-c.org/).

Files:

html - http://www.online.uillinois.edu/oakley/oakley2005.html#May

KEYNOTE PANELS

Innovative Technologies

Presenters: Kevin Johnson, Michael Lindeman, Iris Stovall, & Virgil E. Varvel Jr.

Description:
Our panelists will overview and demonstrate some of the exiting new technologies and directives in online learning today including open source software, social networking tools, audio/video conferencing, blogs, rss, etc.

Files:

word document - Presentation document with all links and notes


The Long Drive Home: Where Will the Road Take You?

Presenters: Dan Balzer, Jonathan Finkelstein, Janice M. Kinsinger, & Susan Manning

Description:
Our panelists will explore their trips into online teaching and learning.

Files:

While partly live, this session was also broadcast using Elluminate. The Elluminate recording of the session is available.
Janice Kinsinger's Notes


Concurrent Sessions I
Tuesday, May 17, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Online Teaching Clinic with Dr. Susan Ko

Presenter: Susan Ko & Michael Lindeman

Track: Getting Started

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: This interactive online teaching "clinic," designed for online instructors at any stage in their teaching careers, will focus on answering real-life questions and concerns about online teaching. Dr. Ko and Mr. Lindeman will offer some case studies that pose critical questions on online teaching and the group will offer possible solutions. But most of all, we want to encourage you to bring your own "difficult cases," worries, or solutions to share with all of us in this workshop and we will try to ensure that you leave just a little more reassured or with a few new approaches to try out in your classes.

Files:

word document - Sample Case Study



Building an Online Course: Problems & Solutions

Presenter: Kim Aaronson

Track: Course Development

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: I developed an online course for Medical Terminology after looking for a well-developed course cartrige from a number of publishers to no avail. This is a chronicle of the practical problems encountered in building this course 'from scratch' and how they were solved both in the development phase and the teaching phase. I've been teaching (and redeveloping) this course continuously for over one year (now in the fourth semester).

Files: None



Icebreakers: Beyond the Basic Bio

Presenter: Lisa Bathe

Track: Teaching Methods

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: Are you bored with using the basic bio? Has looking for a more interesting icebreaker been on your “to-do” list, but just hasn’t gotten done? Including an icebreaker activity as part of course orientation is considered a best practice for an online course as it helps students form the connections necessary to create a learning community. Come to this session to examine 20 (or more) icebreaker activities that can be done online.

Files:

- Ice Breaking Activities



Rapid Online Course Development Process

Presenter: Peter Williams

Track: Instructional Design

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: The goal of this session is to introduce you to a process to manage the development of online courses so that resources, including time, are used wisely. We will discuss the competencies and roles necessary in the development team and the different phases of instructional development. Our process is based on a project management approach and is firmly grounded in principles of instructional design. You will leave with some ideas and worksheets that you can use in your own course development initiatives.

Files:

- PowerPoint Presentation



Developing Simple Online Assessments for Your Online Classes

Presenter: Leaunda Hemphill

Track: Assessment & Evaluation

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) are activities to get simple, non-graded, anonymous feedback on student learning and attitudes. We will look at how CATs can be adapted for web-enhanced and online courses. Practical online use of commonly- used CATs such as the Background Knowledge Probe, Minute Paper, Muddiest Point Activity, and One-sentence Summary will be discussed.

Files: None



The Heart of Your Class - Asynchronous Discussion

Presenter: Tracey Smith

Track: Interaction, Collaboration & Communication

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: The literature is full of the importance of asynchronous discussions as learning tools in online courses. As the center or "heart" of an online course these communication tools can make the difference between a course that is an independent study and one that more closely resembles the face to face classroom. Learning communities can evolve stimulates critical thinking and synergy. But effective discussions don't happen simply by adding a discussion forum to your class. They require a strong instructional design and effective facilitation. This session will explore how to create and facilitate effective discussions online.

Files: None



Create Video Tutorials for Students and Colleagues

Presenter: Dave Hamilton

Track: Innovative Technologies

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: Participants will learn how to capture screen recordings from any piece of software and turn the recordings into tutorials or support videos, and display them on a server, CD-ROM or the web. ScreenCorder 4 is an easy-to-use screen capture tool that allows instructors to create professional video tutorials quickly and efficiently. The purpose is to show how frequently asked questions from students relating to software and online applications can be answered once and for all by using screen recordings.

Files: None



Podcasting with NCQ Talk

Presenter: Susan Manning, Kris Smith, & Dan Balzer

Track: Innovative Technologies

Target Audience Level: Intermediate

Description: Podcasting is getting a lot of "talk" these days as a technology that delivers audio which can be stored and taken on the road. Think of the possibilities as online instructors add audio to their courses and make it available to students on their iPods! Join the NCQ Talk team, a group of educators who produce portable professional development via podcasts as they walk you through podcasting and how to get started.

Files:

While partly live, this session was also broadcast using Elluminate. The Elluminate recording of the session is available.
html - Website on this session created by Kris Smith



BlackBoard in Three Acts: Faculty Professional Development Workshops

Presenter: Maureen Mulcrone

Track: Services & Support

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: Would you like to learn about Wright College’s successful faculty development workshops and adapt them for your campuses? This session addresses faculty development issues in incorporating a course management system, like Blackboard, as an enhancement to face2face classes. You will receive the tools that Wright used for its successful faculty development: ways to organize and market workshops, secure funding for materials offer incentives for participants, and gather information for future improvement will be provided.

- Blackboard in 3 Act Presentation



Intellectual Property Issues in Online Education Today

Presenter: Virgil Varvel & Donna Smith, Jeffrey Bathe

Track: Quality, Standards & Exemplary Practices

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: Basic intellectual property knowledge is of vital importance to an online educator today. Everything from ownership of course materials, proper use of materials in an online course, to the legal use of streaming media are hot topics. The goal of this session is to help develop some foundation knowledge in the audience and to answer common questions educators ask.

Files:

- Intellectual Property Presentation



Getting Started with Flash and Flash Video

Presenter: Paula Willig

Track: Hands-On

Target Audience Level: Beginner

Description: Have you always wanted to use Flash in your web page or your online class? This session will give you a quick overview of the program and will show you how to get started creating Flash animation, and even a complete site in Flash. We will cover the timeline, shape and motion tweens, adding buttons and even video clips to your Flash movies.

Files:

html - http://www.jalc.edu/ipp/flashpresent/


Concurrent Sessions II
Tuesday, May 17, 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM

The Business of Online Learning: Syllabi, Calendars, Policies and Procedures

Presenter: Patrice Hess & Janice Kinsinger

Track: Getting Started

Target Audience Level: Beginner

Description: This session will address the "business" aspects of delivering a successful course, including the course syllabus, calendar, policies and procedures. The session will focus on online courses but anyone teaching any type of course could benefit. Participants will be provided with checklists, templates and the opportunity for lively discussion.

Files:

word document - Handout



Moving your college into the world of blended teaching

Presenter: Tami Eggleston & Brenda Boudreau

Track: Course Development

Target Audience Level: Beginner

Description: At McKendree College, we started blended learning last year. We had to identify many challenges and opportunities. In this very practical workshop, we will share with you everything you need to know to get blended (i.e., hybrid) or even completely online courses on your campus fast and easy.

Files: None



Principles of Constructivist Philosophy: Applications in Online Education

Presenter: Virgil Varvel

Track: Teaching Methods

Target Audience Level: Intermediate

Description: This presentation will review the theory of constructivism and how various aspects of this philosophy can impact online teaching pedagogy.

Files: None. This presentation was dependent on active discussion where the audience inductively constructed the objectives.



Mind Mapping: Visual Learning and Thinking

Presenter: Dave Hamilton

Track: Instructional Design

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: Brainstorm and expand on topics that will become the framework for written documents, presentations and class lectures. Mind Maps help facilitate students´ analytical thinking, comprehension, creativity and writing skills across the curriculum. MatchWare OpenMind allows students and teachers to rapidly visualize, organize, and implement ideas and export them to HTML, Word, PowerPoint or MatchWare Mediator.

Files: None



Deconstructing AL: Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall?

Presenter: James Paradiso

Track: Assessment & Evaluation

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: This Forum will treat Carole King's 1971 song, "You've Got a Friend," as a tool to deconstruct, explicate, explore, and assess the very idea of asynchronous learning (AL) in higher education: namely, that students learn asynchronously (any time). A case study, questions and implications for discussion, and references will be provided.

Files:

word document - Proceedings File



Live & In Person

Presenter: Kevin Johnson & Susan Manning

Track: Interaction, Collaboration & Communication

Target Audience Level: Intermediate

Description: Come learn how you can implement synchronous tools in your online classroom as another way to encourage communication and collaboration. In this workshop, we will discuss competencies and facilitation strategies for successfully implementing Chat, Audio Only, and Web Conferencing applications into your online classes. Attendees will participate in a chat and web conference session as a part of this fun and exciting program.

Files:

html - Presentation Index



The D2L Learning Environment: Advancing eLearning

Presenter: Stephan Meyer

Track: Innovative Technologies

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: This presentation will provide you with an overview of the D2L Learning Environment. The D2L Learning Environment - comprised of a complete suite of easy-to-use teaching and learning tools for course development, delivery, assessment, communication and learning management - provides an end-to-end solution that is tailored to your specific needs. Discover new and innovative teaching and learning methods using the D2L Learning Environment. Come and view a live demonstration and see how you can deliver a high quality online education.

Files: None



Learning Centered Library Services: Does it matter where they are?

Presenter: Donna Smith

Track: Services & Support

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: From the LRC to the smart classroom to the virtual classroom, student research needs must be supported. This session shares means of support, available resources and challenges found at KCC. Demonstrations will include WebCT basic research information, sample WebCT assignments, LRC 3 minute tutorials, and the Library & Information Literacy course. Attendees are expected to share experiences and resources!

Files:

- View Presentation



What Makes a Good Online Course?

Presenter: Leaunda Hemphill

Track: Quality, Standards & Exemplary Practices

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: In this session, we will examine the necessary components of quality online courses. We will also look at examples of online Blackboard, Moodle, and WebCT courses and discuss issues important to our online students.

Files: None



Teaching and Communication Online Using PowerPoint - Made Simple

Presenter: Scott Brohman

Track: Hands-On

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: Come discover a fast and easy way to transform PowerPoint files into online presentations and course content that can be viewed by anyone with a Web browser, cross-platform, plug-in free at dial-up modem speeds. Learn how to build Web pages with narration, graphics, video, animations and hyperlinks using ³Impatica for PowerPoint² software. A brief product demonstration, illustration of how to integrate content with your learning management system and customer examples will be provided.

Files: None



Adding Sound to Your Online Course with Audacity

Presenter: Rodger Hergert

Track: Hands-On

Target Audience Level: Beginner

Description: This is a hands-on session where you will learn how to record and distribute sound files for online instruction. We will use a free program called Audacity to record our files. Then we will see how to distribute those files using a technique called psuedo-streaming. It's really a lot easier than you might think!

Files:

word document - Accompanying Handout


Concurrent Sessions III
Wednesday, May 18, 9:45 AM - 11:00 AM

From Onground to Online: Making the Transition

Presenter: Kevin Johnson

Track: Getting Started

Target Audience Level: Beginner

Description: This session will introduce future online instructors to designing and implementing online courses starting with strategies for transitioning from onground to online. Using Moodle as our Course Management System, we will look at elements of design in the areas of course organization, instructional design, and student support. Participants will leave this session with a Course Template they can use or reference upon returning to their campuses.

Files:

html - Presentation Index



Can My Students Succeed if I Offer My Class Online?

Presenter: Stephen McLaughlin

Track: Course Development

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: One of the most difficult things about making a traditional class into an interactive, self-supporting, online class is mentally converting the material over into the virtual world. Secondly, you have to find the tools to make this conversion possible. This session will demonstrate the process of converting a lab intensive class into a stand-alone, online class using video screen captures on CD, and discussion boards.

Files:

- Presentation



Making Basecamp for Online Explorations

Presenter: Tim Kaar

Track: Teaching Methods

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: Students often choose online classes to overcome a geographic or scheduling constraint. Yet, independence from a traditional classroom can also bring feelings of isolation or disorientation. Starting with basic concepts of information architecture, session participants will examine how clear, concise module guides can serve as 'basecamps' for students hiking through trails of learning activities. Not only are they center points for orientation, module guides can indicate the way to instruction or information for students to explore. Though they may find themselves in some learning 'wilderness,' a good guide can mitigate student feelings of isolation.

Files: None



Building a course on solid foundations

Presenter: Virgil Varvel

Track: Instructional Design

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: This presentation will walk participants through the design process for an online course, where various evaluation methods were used in reverse.

Files:

html - Overview of process and related files. This presentation was interactive with participants, but the files linked here may serve as somewhat of a supplement to those not attending and as a refresher for those that did attend this session.



Rubrics, Rubrics, Rubrics

Presenter: Tracey Smith

Track: Assessment & Evaluation

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: Assessment has always been important in education. Now it has again moved to the forefront. How do we assess our students in a way that reflects mastery of the course objectives? In this session we will look at assessment tools known as rubrics. What are they? How are they used? How can we create them to be effective?

Files: None



Techniques for Assessing Collaborative Activities

Presenter: Kris Muschal & Ron Wroblewski

Track: Interaction, Collaboration & Communication

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: Should team members get the same grade for a collaborative project regardless of the quality and degree of participation? Or should each student earn the grade he or she deserves? This session provides new and veteran instructors with a variety of techniques for assessing collaborative activities and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each assessment technique. Rubrics, handouts, and Web sources will be provided.

Files: None



Moodling Around in Open Source Systems

Presenter: Scott Elliott

Track: Innovative Technologies

Target Audience Level: Intermediate

Description: Faced with rising costs for licensing commercial learning management systems and the advancement of open source systems, some schools are looking to "free" systems such as Moodle (http://www.moodle.org). Discussion will involve a demonstration of the open source learning management system Moodle, an introduction to the Moodle community, and a brief discussion on advantages and disadvantages of open source products. Participants will have access to a Moodle installation allowing them hands-on experience.

Files: None



The Online Companion: A Student Guide to Success

Presenter: Anita Crawley & Michael Lindeman

Track: Services & Support

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: As enrollments in online courses climb, colleges are struggling to develop ways to support online students. This session presents a free, web based workshop, available throughout the year, delivered from a WebCT course website. All online students are automatically enrolled. Sponsored by the Distance Learning Office and Student Development, facilitated by a Distance Learning Counselor, the workshop provides information for online success and easy access to academic, career and transfer advising. It also enables online students to develop a sense of community with students outside of their online courses.

Files:

html - Presentation Index



What Online Faculty Need to Know but Were Afraid to Ask

Presenter: Jeffrey Bathe

Track: Quality, Standards & Exemplary Practices

Target Audience Level: Beginner

Description: During the session there will be a combination of discussion and presentation about the competencies that an online faculty member should possess. This session is for faculty who are moving into the online realm or those who provide training to faculty.

Files: None



Introduction to WebCT Part 1

Presenter: Diana Billeter

Track: Hands-On

Target Audience Level: Beginner

Description: This 2-part workshop will be a hands-on exploration and tutorial on the use of WebCT by instructors. Topics will include managing students, adding course information, using discussion forums, and quizzing. Participants should attend both Part 1 and Part 2.

Files: None



Using Photoshop to Enhance your Web Teaching Experience - Part 1

Presenter: Steve Campbell

Track: Hands-On

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: In this two-part session, attendees will learn the basics of optimizing image files for quick download and good quality. They will also have fun creating simple animations and rollovers, and image flipbooks for sites that have large quantities of images. Everyone will leave with a CD containing all the files used for the sessions, as well as a working knowledge of Photoshop and ImageReady. Participants should attend both Part 1 and Part 2.

Files: None


Concurrent Sessions IV
Wednesday, May 18, 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Presenter: Tracey Smith

Track: Getting Started

Target Audience Level: Beginner

Description: I had taught for nearly 25 years before I went online. I had taken online courses to prepare me to facilitate online. Little did I know how unprepared I was. "If I Knew Then What I Know Now" will discuss numerous issues that veteran online facilitators wish they had been aware of before they took the leap.

Files: None



Principles of Web Design for Online Educators

Presenter: Rodger Hergert

Track: Course Development

Target Audience Level: Beginner

Description: This is not a session on HTML, but rather a discussion of effective web design techniques for educational (and other) websites. Design guidelines will be discussed as well as the reasoning behind them. We will also browse several good and bad examples of web design and provide commentary.

Files:

ppt - Web Design Presentation



Using Games and Puzzles to Facilitate Learning and Interaction On-Line

Presenter: Kristi Palmer

Track: Teaching Methods

Target Audience Level: Intermediate

Description: In this workshop, participants will learn how to create, upload, and manage a wide variety of games and puzzles in their on-line courses. These games/puzzles can be used for mastery of course content; review of important concepts and vocabulary; as a motivational tool for greater course involvement; and as a way to enhance interaction among students. Handouts that include information on internet resources used for the creation of puzzles/games will be distributed.

Files:

ppt - PowerPoint Presentation



Encouraging Critical Thinking in the Online Environment

Presenter: Kathy Ford

Track: Instructional Design

Target Audience Level: Intermediate

Description: Studies have shown that the critical thinking, reading and writing skills of students entering higher education have been falling during the last several years. As more instructors design their classes to include practice in using these skills, online instructors are met with an additional challenge of incorporating them in cyberspace. This discussion will focus on practical ideas that will help instructors across the curriculum challenge their students to a higher level.

Files: None



Academic Honesty in the Digital Era

Presenter: Virgil Varvel

Track: Assessment & Evaluation

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: This presentation will critically analyze the arguments on both sides of the online cheating debate while presenting techniques for circumventing and alleviating issues related with online education.

Files:

html - Pointer and Clicker article. This talk centered on a discussion of the three figures presented in the article linked.



Win-Win Learning Activities: Adapting F2F to Online Learning

Presenter: Molly Baker

Track: Interaction, Collaboration & Communication

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: Most of us would agree that interactivity is an important part of most types of learning. In learning online, it is the secret to better retention, reduced procrastination, optimum learning, and higher student satisfaction. This session will address engaging strategies for promoting instructor/student interaction, student/student interaction and student/content interaction. We’ll share examples, discuss ways to manage interaction so that it doesn’t take over your life, and invite you to share your ideas and questions too.

Files:

word Online IS Guide
 
ppt Interactivity Online Presentation



Elluminate: A Moderator's Guide

Presenter: Kevin Johnson

Track: Innovative Technologies

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: In this hands-on session, participants will learn how to utilize Elluminate's features as moderators. Attendees will upload slides from PowerPoint, create breakout rooms, upload and push multimedia files, create online quizzes, poll participants, initiate a web tour, and more. Come learn the true meaning of having an online good time.

Files:

html - Presentation Index



Can I do this? Helping Faculty Comply with Copyright and Fair Use

Presenter: Janice Kinsinger & Patrice Hess, Markie Castle

Track: Services & Support

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: Illinois Central College is working to heighten faculty awareness of copyright and fair use policies. This session will share ICC's innovative strategies and materials and provide open discussion with ICC's faculty copyright facilitator. This session will NOT review copyright law or spend significant time reviewing copyright compliance. Come to share your concerns and participate in the discussion.

Files:

word document - Word Notes from Janice



The Cost of Technology: Falling Through the Net

Presenter: T. C. Bassoppo-Moyo

Track: Quality, Standards & Exemplary Practices

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: The proliferation of online courses and the phenomenal advances in computer technology during the past 10 years may be having unintended consequences in educating the poor in our society. For example, to what extent is the principle of universal service and expanded information access being practiced in educational institutions across the country? Who are the most connected and least connected? What is technoequity and how does this relate to educational network systems and their applications? This study will explore these issues.

Files: None



What You Should Know About Open Source Software

Presenter: Iris Stovall

Track: Quality, Standards & Exemplary Practices

Target Audience Level: Intermediate

Description: Higher education institutions have been slow to adopt Open Source applications such as Course Management Systems, even though many new applications have been developed and released. However, as software license costs continue to increase, Open Source applications are beginning to attract attention. Learn how Open Source development works and whether or not Open Source could be coming to a college near you

Files:

ppt - What you should know presentation



Introduction to WebCT Part 2

Presenter: Diana Billeter

Track: Hands-On

Target Audience Level: Beginner

Description: This 2-part workshop will be a hands-on exploration and tutorial on the use of WebCT by instructors. Topics will include managing students, adding course information, using discussion forums, and quizzing. Participants should attend both Part 1 and Part 2.

Files: None



Using Photoshop to Enhance your Web Teaching Experience - Part 2

Presenter: Steve Campbell

Track: Hands-On

Target Audience Level: All Levels

Description: In this two-part session, attendees will learn the basics of optimizing image files for quick download and good quality. They will also have fun creating simple animations and rollovers, and image flipbooks for sites that have large quantities of images. Everyone will leave with a CD containing all the files used for the sessions, as well as a working knowledge of Photoshop and ImageReady. Participants should attend both Part 1 and Part 2.

Files: None

 

 
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