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9:00 am ET - Conference Opens
9:30 am ET - Keynote
10:40 am ET - Session A
11:40 am ET - Session B
12:30 pm ET - Lunch Break
1:00 pm ET - Speed Meetings
2:10 pm ET - Session C
3:00 pm ET - Break With Exhibitors
3:30 pm ET - Session D
4:30 pm ET - Session E
5:30 pm ET - Closing Remarks

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Wake-up Call:
Reflection on Lessons Learned

Changes for Today:
Evolution of Your Instructional Practice

Reflections from Tomorrow:
Trends that are Transforming the Future

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Opening Ceremony
09:00am

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Keynote Speaker
09:30am

Session A
10:40am

Session B
11:40am

Lunch Break
12:30pm


Speed Meetings
01:00pm


Session C
02:10pm

  • Studying Tactile Material Through the Screen
    Ayesha Khan, Fatima Hussain, John OConnor
    Changes for Today
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    Addressing the experiential qualities of a class that are not mediated in an online platform, this session will uncover how this digitization transforms the work. In some cases the medium of instruction also becomes the subject matter. It will probe the distance that an online platform creates as a possible opportunity. Read more about Studying Tactile Material Through the Screen

    Speakers
    Ayesha Khan, Fatima Hussain, John OConnor
    Keywords
    Cross-Disciplinary Practices, Engagement, Inquiry-based learning
    Tracks
    Changes for Today


  • STUDENT PANEL: How Does the Student Learning Experience Impact Wellness?
    Karen Harris, Stacey Blackwell, Lucille Leung
    Wake-up Call
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    What are the challenges students face in online and hybrid learning that directly impact their health and wellness? Are there strategies instructors can incorporate in the design and delivery of courses that support the well-being of their diverse community of learners? Let's ask the students and elevate their voices in order to reflect and transform! Read more about STUDENT PANEL: How Does the Student Learning Experience Impact Wellness?

    Speakers
    Karen Harris, Stacey Blackwell, Lucille Leung
    Keywords
    Accessibility, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Engagement, Higher-Ed, Instructional Design & Delivery, Learner-Centered Teaching
    Tracks
    Wake-up Call


  • Podcasting for Beginners
    Rachel Lyons, Kathleen Howell
    Reflections from Tomorrow
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    Whether you are a podcast super fan or just curious about what all this buzz is about, come learn what it takes to start a podcast! Podcasting is a fast-growing content platform with low barriers of entry. It is simple, fast, and often more effective than traditional information dissemination methods. Participants will learn how to plan a podcast (including choosing a format and recording) as well as the technical aspects (including equipment, editing, hosting, etc.). Read more about Podcasting for Beginners

    Speakers
    Rachel Lyons, Kathleen Howell
    Keywords
    Faculty / Professional Development, Instructional Technology, Lifelong Learning, Mobile Learning
    Tracks
    Reflections from Tomorrow


  • Queer in the Classroom: Strategies for Supporting LGBTQIA+ Student Needs
    Stephanie Hubbell, AJ Quiray
    Changes for Today
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    With the number of LGBTQIA+ university students at close to 20%, best-practice mandates instructors be prepared to address the needs of this community. In this presentation, a student and professor team up to share strategies for supporting LGBTQIA+ students in the digital classroom. From asking about and affirming student identity, to checking everyday assumptions, participants of this session will gain skills for ensuring all are welcomed in the remote environment. Read more about Queer in the Classroom: Strategies for Supporting LGBTQIA+ Student Needs

    Speakers
    Stephanie Hubbell, AJ Quiray
    Keywords
    Blended/Hybrid Learning, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Faculty / Professional Development, Instructional Design & Delivery, Lifelong Learning, Virtual Environments
    Tracks
    Changes for Today


  • Shelf Help: Improving Library Research Skills via Reading Interests
    Judit Ward, Nicholas Allred
    Reflections from Tomorrow
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    The library has always been there for us, whether for research, teaching, learning, or fun. "Shelf help" gained a new meaning during the pandemic. This presentation will illustrate how reading interests can be recruited to improve work-life balance while acquiring new, marketable skills from the resources of Rutgers Libraries. Read more about Shelf Help: Improving Library Research Skills via Reading Interests

    Speakers
    Judit Ward, Nicholas Allred
    Keywords
    Active Learning, Community Building, Engagement, Library & Open Educational Resources, Virtual Environments
    Tracks
    Reflections from Tomorrow


  • Teaching and Learning in Large-size Courses: Strategies for Student Success
    Annalisa Scacchioli
    Changes for Today
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    To achieve effective learning, students need to feel connected with faculty and classmates, which is challenging in large-size classes. This presentation demonstrates several strategies that help achieve student engagement in large enrollment courses using 1) advanced communication strategies, 2) a novel student assessment approach, and 3) tools for course redesign and evaluation. Read more about Teaching and Learning in Large-size Courses: Strategies for Student Success

    Speakers
    Annalisa Scacchioli
    Keywords
    Active Learning, Assessment, Engagement, Learner-Centered Teaching, Pedagogy
    Tracks
    Changes for Today


Break With Exhibitors
03:00pm


Session D
03:30pm

Session E
04:30pm

  • Data: What We Lose When We Treat Students As Objects
    Lance Eaton
    Reflections from Tomorrow
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    This session raises questions about what it means to be an institution that creates data profiles on students and then uses those data profiles to make assumptions, decisions, and challenges to students' experiences. This happens at the institutional level but also in the classroom when faculty enlist surveillance technologies such as the LMS, test proctoring, and plagiarism software to track and control students. This session explores the ethical, pedagogical, and social failures of these approaches. Read more about Data: What We Lose When We Treat Students As Objects

    Speakers
    Lance Eaton
    Keywords
    Analytics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) / Machine Learning, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Instructional Design & Delivery, Learning Management System, Pedagogy
    Tracks
    Reflections from Tomorrow


  • PANEL - The Future Of Micro Credentialing
    Kara Eldersveld
    Changes for Today
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    With reskilling and upskilling now essential to match the ever-changing needs of the workforce, micro credentialing has become a key topic within the broader conversation around lifelong learning. In this interactive panel discussion, we will engage a range of perspectives – spanning both higher education and industry – to explore the latest trends in micro credentialing and how to best prepare for its inevitable growth in the coming years. Read more about PANEL - The Future Of Micro Credentialing

    Speakers
    Kara Eldersveld
    Keywords
    Competency Based Learning, Continuing Education, Higher-Ed, Microlearning
    Tracks
    Changes for Today


  • A Novel Assessment Process That Promotes Engagement, Equity, and Learning
    Annalisa Scacchioli
    Reflections from Tomorrow
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    Assessment is always challenging and time-consuming for faculty and stressful for students. This session presents a strategic use of the grading platform Gradescope in the context of an active learning approach for large-size STEM courses. Through examples, the presentation illustrates how this flexible grading platform makes it possible for instructors to provide consistent feedback quickly, to engage students in a new learning process, and to use statistical analysis to evaluate their course’s learning outcomes. Read more about A Novel Assessment Process That Promotes Engagement, Equity, and Learning

    Speakers
    Annalisa Scacchioli
    Keywords
    Assessment
    Tracks
    Reflections from Tomorrow


  • Effective Use Of Learning Analytics In Synchronous Online Classes
    Frederick Dixon, Christina Bifulco
    Reflections from Tomorrow
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    This presentation will look at the theory behind learning analytics and how it could be applied to synchronous online classes. It will examine the metrics that could be extracted from such classes, and how these metrics could assist the teacher to improve student outcomes during (and after) the class. Read more about Effective Use Of Learning Analytics In Synchronous Online Classes

    Speakers
    Frederick Dixon, Christina Bifulco
    Keywords
    Assessment, Blended/Hybrid Learning, Emerging Technologies, Engagement, Pedagogy, Virtual Environments
    Tracks
    Reflections from Tomorrow


  • Read The Room: Strategies For Building Community In Online Courses
    Deanna McGaughey-Summers
    Changes for Today
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    This interactive session draws on the concept of kairotic design to identify tools and strategies for community building in online courses. We will focus specifically on how tools like Padlet, Perusall, Miro, and Flipgrid assist in community building activities and provide opportune moments (teachable moments) for instructors to assess and facilitate durable learning experiences. Read more about Read The Room: Strategies For Building Community In Online Courses

    Speakers
    Deanna McGaughey-Summers
    Keywords
    Active Learning, Community Building, Course Design, Learner-Centered Teaching, Pedagogy
    Tracks
    Changes for Today


  • Student-Generated Online Learning Environments
    Brian Dashew
    Reflections from Tomorrow
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    What happens when students are given the tools the create their own collaborative and inclusive learning environment? This session will describe key considerations and strategies developed by learners in an online course for co-creating and co-facilitating an experimental learning community. Read more about Student-Generated Online Learning Environments

    Speakers
    Brian Dashew
    Keywords
    Collaborative Learning, Course Design, Instructional Design & Delivery
    Tracks
    Reflections from Tomorrow


Closing Remarks
05:30pm