We are very pleased to announce our 2017 Rutgers Online Learning Conference, scheduled to take place March 13, 2017.  Attracting hundreds of attendees each year, this popular conference serves as a cross-disciplinary forum for the exchange of information on research, development, and applications of all topics related to online and hybrid learning. Past presentations have included discussions and demonstrations of available and emerging technologies, use of various Learning Management Systems, ancillary software and sites, new instructional paradigms and pedagogical methods, assessments, virtual worlds, audio/video elements, faculty training and resources, and more.


Titled “Reimagine,” the 2017 Rutgers Online Learning Conference committee encourages you to submit Presentation Proposals that fall into one of the following tracks:

Reimagine . . .

  1. Student engagement and retention

  2. Program management and administration

  3. Accessibility and Universal Design

  4. Online pedagogy and Instructional Design

  5. Assessment and evidence-based learning

  6. Online Learning and Teaching in the Canvas LMS


Submission deadline for Presentation Proposals is January 15, 2017.


The Conference is designed for:

  • Faculty and students in ALL disciplines

  • Departmental pedagogical support coordinators

  • Technology support coordinators

  • Department and program chairs

  • Online Program Administrators

  • All interested in improving education delivered online

Conference Presentations should be c. 45 minutes in length

Presentation Proposals must include:

  • Presenter Name, Title, and Short Bio - No more than 2 presenters

  • Presenter CV, and Profile Picture

  • Presentation Title

  • Presentation Detail

  • Presentation Summary: 150 words or less for potential inclusion in conference materials

  • Selection of a Designated Topic Area/Track to Aid in Scheduling of Sessions

  • 3 Keywords that capture the essence of the presentation. To Be Selected from the Keyword List Below

After proposal acceptance, presenters will receive a discount code for reduced registration fees.

Keyword List: Select Three

  • Adaptive Learning

  • Program Administration

  • Regulatory Challenges

  • Assessment

  • Blended/Hybrid Learning

  • Collaboration

  • Competency-Based Learning

  • Continuing Education

  • Instructional Technology Tools

  • Flipped Pedagogy

  • Gamification

  • Instructional Design & Development

  • Learner-Analytics

  • Library & Open Resources

  • Mobile Learning

  • MOOCs/Open Learning

  • Online Pedagogy

  • Problem-Based Learning

  • Faculty Training

  • Social Media

  • Student Authentication & Verification

  • Student Retention

  • Usability & Accessibility

  • Immersive Design

  • Quality Assurance

  • Intellectual Property & Copyright


Event Date

RUOnline 2017
13 March 2017
200 Atrium Drive

Somerset, NJ 08873

About Us

COHLIT supports Rutgers academic units University-wide in creating and delivering hybrid and fully online courses, and is heavily involved in both for-credit as well as non-credit online and hybrid education. Find out more.

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