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Wednesday, June 9

9:00am PDT

Keynote Featuring University Presidents: ASU, Michael M. Crow; Ohio State University, Kristina Johnson; UMBC, Freeman A. Hrabowski
Please join us for the Opening Remarks and Keynote Session with ASU President Michael M. Crow, Ohio State University, President Kristina Johnson and UMBC President, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski as they discuss the future of higher education, lessons from COVID and how higher education institutions have adapted.

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Michael M. Crow

President, Arizona State University
Michael M. Crow became the sixteenth president of Arizona State University on July 1, 2002. He is guiding the transformation of ASU into one of the nation’s leading public metropolitan research universities, an institution that combines the highest levels of academic excellence... Read More →
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Kristina M. Johnson, PhD

President, Ohio State University
Dr. Kristina M. Johnson is the 16th president of The Ohio State University.An engineer, inventor and entrepreneur, Dr. Johnson brings with her to the Buckeye State more than 30 years of experience and leadership in the academic, business and public policy sectors. Most recently, she... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am PDT

9:30am PDT

Engagement and Impact: A conversation with students
What teaching practices promote equity and success for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, poverty-affected, and first-generation students? The Every Learner Network's student Fellows will share what works - and what doesn't - to help them engage with course content and materials. This is a can't-miss session for faculty striving to foster and inclusive and positive learning environment for minoritized students.

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Tynan Gable

Social Impact Strategist at Intentional Futures (iF), Every Learner Everywhere
Tynan is a Social Impact Strategist who manages projects focused on improving equity and student outcomes in higher education through the implementation of digital courseware.
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Tia Holiday

Postsecondary Education Lead at Intentional Futures (iF), Every Learner Everywhere
Tia Holiday is the Postsecondary Education Lead at Intentional Futures (iF), a strategy and design consulting agency in Seattle, Washington. Her primary focus is on bringing attention to racial and socioeconomic equity while collaboratively developing inclusive and social justice-oriented... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT

9:30am PDT

Preparing for the Underprepared: Leveraging education technology for equitable and inclusive education
The COVID-19 pandemic may have increased the proportion of incoming first-year college students who are academically underprepared. This may be emphasized in marginalized or disadvantaged groups. What does research say about how instructors and administrators can leverage education technology to prepare for this? Join this session to discuss:
• How can you leverage technology to effectively and equitably provide or enhance academic supports for incoming disadvantaged or at-risk students?
• How can you leverage technology in your classroom to support incoming students that now span a wider range of academic ability

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Drew Berrett

Senior Research Scientist, Pearson
Drew Berrett is a quantitative education researcher with a background in K-12 and higher education program efficacy research. His research expertise centers on quantifying the impact of digital learning tools on student academic outcomes. Drew holds a BS in Neuroscience and a PhD... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT

9:30am PDT

Examining the Data: Adaptive Courseware and Student Communication at Work
Interaction is the glue that holds the learning environment together. This session examines the powerful student-content interaction afforded by the use of adaptive courseware and the student-instructor interaction strengthened by an outreach communication program.  Colleagues will share disaggregated student outcome data that was used to inform course design and scaling of evidence-based practices and discuss how this effort was initiated and supported at Cuyahoga Community College, an Achieving the Dream Leader College.

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Ruanda Garth-McCullough

Director of Program Development, Achieving the Dream
Dr. Garth-McCullough, the Director of Programs, leads the Every Learner Everywhere initiative at Achieving the Dream. Her expertise in CRT guides her equity-minded teaching and learning coaching.
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Michelle Hampton

Professor, Cuyahoga Community College
Dr. Michele Hampton has been a Professor at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH for over 20 years where she teaches in the Business Administration department. Her interests include student immediacy, social presence and blended learning.  She enjoys teaching blended and online... Read More →
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Julie Neisler

Quantitative Researcher, Digital Promise
Julie Neisler, Ph.D., is a quantitative researcher and data scientist at Digital Promise, a nonprofit focused on accelerating innovation and equity in education to improve opportunities to learn.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT

9:30am PDT

The Case for Implementing Research-based Teaching Practices in Online and Blended Courses
This talk summarizes highlights from a systematic search and coding of the research literature behind each of seven evidence-based teaching practices (EBTs) promoted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We highlight evidence and examples of the efficacy of these practices when implemented using a digital learning platform or tool.

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Barbara Means

Exec Director, Learning Sciences Research, Digital Promise Global
Dr. Barbara Means, Executive Director of Learning Sciences Research at Digital Promise, studies the effectiveness of innovative education approaches supported by digital technology. Prior to joining Digital Promise in 2017 she was at SRI International where she founded SRI’s Center... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT

9:30am PDT

Lessons and Strategies for Educators on How to Thrive in a Redefined Post Pandemic World
Chopped! What Stays and what goes and how do we move forward is the statement that drives this presentation. We will address the problem question: What has our current and evolving environment taught faculty, and what strategies can we deploy for faculty and student-friendly outcomes in blended classrooms.

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Sonia Chandarana Tandon

Professor, NC State University/ Forsyth Technical CC
I am a proud educator who is also a lifelong learner.  I am pursuing my  Doctoral degree in Community College Leadership at NC State University. My work title is History Professor and Student Adviser at Forsyth Technical Community College. I have presented at different national... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT

9:30am PDT

Scientific Inquiry in an Alien Zoo: Applying knowledge and skills to solve novel but realistic problems in a virtual intergalactic wildlife sanctuary
This session describes an approach to biology education that engages students in virtual research experiences to strengthen skills in quantitative reasoning, problem solving, teamwork, and communication. These experience occur in a fictional world, where an artificially intelligence created an intergalactic wildlife sanctuary to preserve life that has gone extinct on its original planet. Students will apply knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems, such as preventing disease and preserving genetic diversity, with reflections on how similar problems can be solved on Earth.

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Michael Angilletta

President's Professor, Arizona State University
Michael Angilletta directs the Center for Learning Innovation in Science at ASU. Previously, he directed undergraduate programs in the School of Life Sciences, which launched the first online program conferring a BS in biology.
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John VandenBrooks

Associate Professor, Arizona State University
John VandenBrooks is an Associate Professor of Physiology who has developed innovative curriculum for digital platforms at ASU, most recently in collaboration with Dreamscape Immersive.  John holds a PhD in Geology from Yale University and a B.S. in Chemistry from the University... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT

10:00am PDT

Enacting Impactful Research Methods in Our Educational Process and Practice
This session will examine research methods and continuous improvement strategies faculty are using right now, particularly as it relates to improving student engagement and increasing academic success through innovative teaching and learning strategies using digital tools and courseware. Join Megan Tesene, PhD and Julie Neisler, PhD as they review the current landscape of digital learning research methodology and continuous improvement, the work that they are doing through APLU and Digital Promise for the Every Learner Everywhere Network, and how you too can implement these research methods and strategies in your own work.

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Julie Neisler

Quantitative Researcher, Digital Promise
Julie Neisler, Ph.D., is a quantitative researcher and data scientist at Digital Promise, a nonprofit focused on accelerating innovation and equity in education to improve opportunities to learn.
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Megan Tesene, Ph.D.

Director, Personalized Learning Consortium, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Megan Tesene, Ph.D., is the Director for the Personalized Learning Consortium at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. Megan directs the Adaptive Courseware for Early Success grant for the Personalized Learning Consortium. In this role, she supports and collaborates... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

Course Design with OER as a Strategy to Facilitate Online Instruction
Open Educational Resources (OER) present an opportunity for faculty to refresh and renew their courses and, by means of intentional planning, improve course design and student learning. Faculty can save countless hours on online course preparation by integrating OER into course design and teaching. 

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Dr. Olena Zhadko

Director of Online Education, Lehman College, City University of New York
Dr. Olena Zhadko is Director of Online Education at Lehman College, City University of New York, USA. She has 15 years of experience providing leadership in online education and innovative use of technology in teaching and learning. Dr. Zhadko is the lead author of Best Practices... Read More →
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Dr. Susan Ko

Associate Director of Faculty Development and Instructional Technology, Lehman College, City University of New York
Susan Ko authored four editions of Teaching Online: A Practical Guide, a leading book in the field of online teaching. She was responsible for the training of faculty and supporting online education at many institutions, including as Director of Faculty Development and Instructional... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

The Future of Admissions
Among all aspects of higher education, admissions is perhaps the most tradition-bound. The COVID-19 pandemic upended that legacy system -- from test-optional admissions to campus visits. Now, at a time when the U.S. is entering a demographic downturn in the number of college-going students, a debate has emerged about what changes from this year should stick for the long run. In this session, higher education futurist Jeff Selingo outlines what the future of admissions might look like.

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Jeffrey Selingo

Higher Education Futurist, Bestselling Author | Contributor, The Atlantic and The Washington Post
Jeff Selingo has written about higher education for more than two decades and is a New York Times bestselling author of three books. His latest book, Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, was published in September 2020 and was named among the 100 Notable Books of the... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

The Resilient Campus Community: Preparing for the Unforeseen
COVID-19 may have been a once-in-a-lifetime event, but resiliency crises happen all the time. Hurricanes, recessions, enrollment drops, and many other intrinsic and extrinsic events can cause campuses to scramble. How can academia learn to respond to these challenges in a more effective, humane, and inclusive manner?

Come listen to SNHU President Paul LeBlanc and The College Stress Test co-author Susan Baldridge discuss building a campus culture of resiliency, moderated by e-Literate’s Michael Feldstein.

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Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc

President, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)
Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc is President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU).Under the 17years of Paul’s direction, SNHU has grown from 2,800 students to over 170,000 learners and is the largest non-profit provider of online higher education in the country. Paul serves on the National... Read More →
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Susan Baldridge, Ph.D.

Provost, Middlebury College
Susan Baldridge, Ph.D. is Provost and Professor of Psychology.  She came to Middlebury as Assistant Professor of Psychology in 1993. Susan received her Ph.D. in social psychology from UCLA. As Provost, she serves as chief academic officer of Middlebury. Her responsibilities reach... Read More →
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Michael Feldstein

Chief Accountability Officer, e-Literate
Michael Chief Accountability Officer at e-Literate. Previously, he has been a Partner at MindWires Consulting, Senior Program Manager of MindTap at Cengage Learning and Principal Product Strategy Manager for Academic Enterprise Solutions (formerly Academic Enterprise Initiative... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

Increasing Diversity in STEM with Personalized Learning
Historically math is considered one of the bottlenecks in STEM enrollment. First year college students who are successful in their Math courses first time taking it tend to enroll more in STEM Personalized Learning.  At the department of Mathematical Sciences of Lincoln University, we have adopted the use of ALEKS (Assessment and LEarning in Knowledge Spaces) and innovative Math lab to ensure better students’ success in STEM courses. ALEKS as a supplemental tool to the class instruction helps to personalize students learning through individualized chart based on their initial knowledge check assessment scores. Math lab focuses on helping students practice application problems designed as group project in their intended field of studies.  

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Claude Tameze

Chair & Professor, Lincoln University
Claude M. Tameze, Ph.D.Chair & Professor of Mathematics Department of Mathematical SciencesDirector, Mathematics Learning Center Department of Mathematical SciencesClaude Tameze, Ph.D., Chair, Professor, Director & NSF CASL Fellow. Dr. Tameze’s research focuses primarily on image... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

Redesign of General Chemistry with Digital and Adaptive Learning Courseware/Technology Supported High Touch Student Services
General Chemistry I and II were redesigned, implementing digital and adaptive courseware to improve student learning outcomes as part of a larger effort to increase student success at Clark Atlanta University.  The data generated on student engagement with digital systems can be a powerful tool for advisement to increase student success.

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Eric A. Mintz, Ph.D.

Professor, Clark Atlanta University
Dr. Eric Mintz is a prof. of chemistry and special assistant to the Provost for Strategic Initiatives. He has over 100 publications and 6 U.S. patents. He was awarded the 2017 CAU Aldridge-McMillan Award for Overall Achievement in Teaching, Research, and Service.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

Educating for Exploration
The use of technology in education typically focuses on knowledge mastery. However, in a rapidly changing world, one thing is certain: knowledge mastery is no longer enough. To navigate the unknown challenges of tomorrow requires that ever more people go beyond mastery, developing the ability to evaluate, use, and even produce new knowledge - the skills of exploration. This presentation will showcase new digital tools and techniques that cultivate these essential skills.

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Ariel Anbar

President’s Professor and Distinguished Sustainability Scholar, Arizona State University
Ariel Anbar is a science and education innovator exploring Earth's past and future as an inhabited world, and the prospects for life beyond. He directs ASU’s Center for Education Through Exploration, which is reinventing digital learning to embrace exploration of the unknown.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am PDT

10:30am PDT

Inclusive Pedagogy is Fundamental to Good Teaching
Since the inception of our Teaching Effectiveness Framework (TEF) in 2018, we have supported faculty in making an intentional shift to using evidence-based teaching practices from the TEF domains: classroom climate, student motivation, feedback and assessment, pedagogical content knowledge, curriculum and alignment, instructional strategies, and inclusive pedagogy. The pivot to remote learning in 2020 made apparent Inclusive Pedagogy as fundamental to all domains of the framework and student success.

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Tonya Buchan

Instructional Designer, The Institute for Learning & Teaching, Colorado State University
Tonya Buchan, MS Ed. is an Instructional Designer with the Institute for Learning and Teaching at Colorado State University. She partners with faculty to integrate research-based teaching practices and technology.
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Jennifer Todd

Instructional Designer, Colorado State University
Jennifer Todd is an Instructional Designer with The Institute for Learning and Teaching at Colorado State University where she is leading an effort to assist faculty and administration in defining effective teaching and using this definition as a framework for setting teaching goals... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

10:30am PDT

ASU Sync: Synchronous, Distance Education
ASU Sync is a new modality for teaching, learning, and service delivery. It is characterized by synchronous but remote interactions. This presentation will consider the opportunities and advantages of Sync in post-pandemic higher education. Particular attention will be placed on using Sync to engage new groups of learners and to improve learning outcomes.

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Anne Katherine Jones

Provost Fellow and Professor, Arizona State University
Anne Jones is the incoming vice provost for undergraduate education at Arizona State University and a professor in ASU’s School of Molecular Sciences. She has interests in using technology to scale education while improving outcomes.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

10:30am PDT

Flexible Academic Structures as a Means of Enabling Equity & Enhancing the Relevance of Higher Education
Enhancing flexibility in the academic calendar through multiple starts, and terms of variable length, in addition to enabling multiple mechanisms of course delivery with modularity and ease of transition between credit and non-credit options could significantly increase equity of access and student success, while also enabling greater access by working adults, returning adult learners, and "post-traditional" students.                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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Vistasp Karbhari

Professor, University of Texas Arlington
Passionate about the mission of universities in enabling an affordable education at the highest levels of academic rigor simultaneously enabling talent development for success in the workforce, and through life. Privileged to serve on the faculty at the University of Delaware, University... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

10:30am PDT

Techniques and Strategies to Support Today’s Student: The Power of Faculty at the Helm
The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on education has been substantial, with greater challenges for vulnerable, minority, and low-income groups, as well as students with special needs. Although these challenges are significant, faculty can play a pivotal role in helping students overcome barriers to success by creating online and blended learning environments that promote inclusiveness and student engagement.

In this session titled, “Techniques and Strategies to Support Today’s Student: The Power of Faculty at the Helm,” we will discuss why access matters now more than ever, what faculty can do to support today’s college students, and how faculty at the helm help facilitate equity, inclusion and overarching drivers of student success.

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Tekoya Boykins

Assistant Director of Academic Services and Products, Academic Partnerships
Tekoya Boykins, EdD ABD, is Assistant Director of Academic Services and Products at Academic Partnerships. A true advocate for education, Boykins has served in Higher Education for almost 20 years; including as Faculty, Instructional Designer, Network Administrator and in Faculty... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

10:30am PDT

Improve Quality, Access, and Affordability: How 6 Institutions Do It
It’s quite possible for an institution to improve its quality of learning, equitable access, AND its affordability. A new book describes how it’s been done at a handful of institutions and how other institutions can learn from those experiences to develop the capacity to improve all three kinds of outcomes.

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Stephen C. Ehrmann

Independent Scholar
Ehrmann’s 50+ year career has been devoted to improving higher education: as a scholar, evaluator of innovations and programs, grant-maker for twenty years, and Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning at George Washington University.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

10:30am PDT

5 Informal Assessment Strategies for Meaningful Formative Insight
Are you looking for ways to gather simple, yet meaningful data so you can better respond to your students’ needs and/or adjust your instructional strategies?  Join this discussion to uncover various informal assessment strategies (both in-person and online) that can generate truly useful, actionable insights.

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Elaine W. Tan, Ph.D.

Senior Learning Designer, Pearson
Elaine uses insights from cognitive and behavioral sciences to design effective learning experiences to improve outcomes. She earned a PhD in Cognitive Science and has 11 years teaching experience in Experimental and Cognitive Psychology.
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Tianna Tagami

Principal Learning Designer, Pearson
Tianna is a Principal Learning Designer at Pearson with diverse experience in learning design and educational media for online, hybrid, and face-to-face contexts. Tianna received her M.Ed. and B.A.Ed. from Arizona State University.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

10:30am PDT

Game Changer: Showing Presence and Compassion in Online Spaces
Do you feel as if you are building a boat while sailing? It can be challenging transferring faculty presence from the classroom to online. Whether you are a veteran or novice online instructor, a vital element in any online course is presence and compassion. Participants will discover seven ways to show presence and compassion in online environments.

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Essie Childers

Professor of Student Success, Blinn College
Essie has taught for 32 years of mentoring and encouraging students to visualize success to reach their academic and personal goals. For the past 13 years, she has developed a strong track record of teaching first-year students Education 1300 and Integrated Reading and Writing at... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

11:00am PDT

Use this time at REMOTE to:
1) Visit the Exhibit Hall to speak with Exhibitors, ask questions and download resources.
2) Network and chat with others in the Networking Lounges.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PDT

11:30am PDT

Teaching Equitably in Mathematics
In this session, faculty discuss equity issues particular to teaching mathematics. More specifically, considering how to foster productive relationships between all students and mathematics.

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Dr. Natalie Hobson

Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, Sonoma State University, Every Learner Everywhere
Dr. Natalie Hobson is an assistant professor of Math and Statistics at Sonoma State University in California. She completed her graduate work at the University of Georgia. Her research is in Math Education and Mathematics.
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Joel Amidon

Associate Professor of Secondary Education, University of Mississippi, Every Learner Everywhere
Joel Amidon is an associate professor in the Department of Teacher Education at the University of Mississippi, co-host of the Teaching Math Teaching Podcast, host of the Amidon Planet Podcast, and former high school mathematics teacher. Dr. Amidon’s work is focused on leading people... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:30am PDT

TED Masterclass – A Workshop for Improving Online Presentations
TED Masterclass — TED’s official public speaking course — is designed to help faculty and educators develop and share their best ideas with each other and the world in the form of TED-style talks. In this 30-minute, hands-on workshop you’ll learn how to more effectively identify, develop and share your ideas.

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Logan Smalley

Founding Director, TED-Ed, TED Conferences
Logan Smalley is the founding director of TED’s youth and education initiative, TED-Ed —an award-winning website, content format and program offering that serves millions of teachers and students every day. Prior to working for TED, Logan was selected as a TED Fellow for his roles... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:30am PDT

Transformational Change in Community Colleges - Becoming an Equity-Centered Institution
Co-Authors of "Transformational Change in Community Colleges" Christine McPhail and Kimberly Beatty, joined by moderator Kelvin Bentley will discuss transformations in Community Colleges and practical approaches to implementing an equity agenda in higher education. 

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Dr. Christine McPhail

President, St. Augustine’s University
Dr Christine McPhail is a nationally recognized thought leader in higher education and co-author of Transformational Change in the Community Colleges, Becoming an Equity-Centered Institution, providing step by step approaches to integrate equity-centered principles into practices and policies to implement or improve equity work into the organizational culture... Read More →
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Kimberly Beatty, Ed.D.

Chancellor, Metropolitan Community College
Dr. Kimberly Beatty began her tenure as Metropolitan Community College’s eighth chancellor on July 1, 2017. She came to MCC from Houston Community College, the nation’s fourth-largest community college system, where she served as vice chancellor for instructional services and... Read More →
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Kelvin Bentley

Digital Learning Consultant
Kelvin has over 19 years of experience serving as a leader of online learning initiatives for 2- and 4-year institutions as well as past and current experience as a digital learning consultant for companies that include the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, Tyton... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:30am PDT

Keep Teaching: Learning from the Lessons of the Pandemic
Thousands of faculty teaching introductory-level courses shared their experiences adjusting to hybrid and online learning throughout the pandemic. The increased exposure to new pedagogy and practice, digital tools, and heightened awareness of racial and socio-economic inequities has yielded insight on teaching strategies that can benefit student learning and faculty time.

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Kristen Fox

Managing Director, Tyton Partners, and Every Learner Everywhere
Kristen is a Managing Director in the strategy consulting practice at Tyton Partners. Kristen has spent 15 years working at the intersection of higher education, online learning and workforce development. She is a frequent author and presenter on digital teaching and learning in higher... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:30am PDT

Preparing Agile Experiences and the Future of Faculty Learning
The past year offers striking examples for how the learning environments where we teach and learn are continuing to evolve. Transitioning to remote synchronous instruction prompted a new faculty engagement strategy at ASU that provided new learning opportunities for thousands in the ASU community. Lessons learned from the workshops, webinars, and digital resources offer important insight into the future of instructional innovation and will be of value to attendees of REMOTE.

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Kyle Bowen

Executive Director, Learning Experience, Arizona State University
Kyle Bowen is executive director of Learning Experience at Arizona State University where he leads university efforts for innovative uses of technology that transform education.
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Allison Hall

Director of Learning Experience Design, Arizona State University
Dr. Allison Hall is the inaugural Director of Learning Experience Design in the University Technology Office (UTO) at ASU working to scale learning experiences of the future for all learners.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:30am PDT

Digital Tools: More Student Interaction and Faculty Interventions
Results from a four year project, show promising results for improving equitable student success. Faculty are facing a widening of student preparation for early courses and committed to equitable outcomes. The use of digital courseware can help students who are inequitably prepared for a course by providing practice. The same tools can offer faculty more insight on what they do to help students succeed.

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Karen Vignare

Vice President, The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Karen Vignare, Ph.D., M.B.A, is a strategic innovator leveraging emerging technologies to improve access, success and flexibility within higher education. Karen currently serves as Vice President of Digital Transformation for Student Success at APLU.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:30am PDT

I Know You: Developing Connections to Foster New Student Success
Connection. Consistency. Content. Community. Compassion. These terms encompass a critical core of what new students need from their university, perhaps now more than ever, regardless of modality or student type. This session will explore strategies we've developed using these components to foster student success in their early courses.

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Dr. Amy Sloan

Dean, College of General Education & Psychology, Colorado Technical University
Dr. Amy Sloan is the Dean of the College of General Education for Colorado Technical University where she has oversight over instructional operations. Dr. Sloan has served in leadership roles in online education for the past 14 years.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Teaching Equitably in Psychology
In this session, faculty discuss equity issues particular to teaching psychology.

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Susanna Gallor

Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at UMass Boston, Every Learner Everywhere
Susanna Gallor has a BS in Psychology from the University of Florida and a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland College Park. She currently is a Senior Lecturer in the UMass Boston Department of Psychology and a faculty member of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Differentiated Instruction for Equity in Higher Education
Differentiated instruction is a viable asset-based approach that serves as an engine for learners who face systematic barriers in higher education. It is vital to ensure an equitable digital environment where each student receives relevant experiences that are aligned with their academic goals. This presentation provides an overview of strategies that engage students’ prior knowledge and supports their performance by differentiating the content, process, environment, and assessments using learning analytics provided by adaptive courseware.

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Ruanda Garth-McCullough

Director of Program Development, Achieving the Dream
Dr. Garth-McCullough, the Director of Programs, leads the Every Learner Everywhere initiative at Achieving the Dream. Her expertise in CRT guides her equity-minded teaching and learning coaching.
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Sarah Kinnison

Program Development Consultant, Achieving the Dream
Sarah Kinnison is a consultant for program development at Achieving the Dream, supporting the Every Learner Everywhere digital learning initiative to serve low-income, racially minoritized, and first-generation students in gateway courses by developing faculty development services... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Snake Oil or Magic Bullet? Digital Learning in a Blended Learning Environment
This presentation will introduce the challenges and opportunities associated with the use of digital learning software in a humanities class.  Included will be a demonstration of Norton’s InQuizitive, an example of how to leverage this technology to allow increased student engagement in class and enhanced student success in areas such as critical thinking, and a presentation of data on the efficacy of this technology regarding student success rates.

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Dr. Hillary R. Gleason

Chair - Social and Behavioral Sciences Department Professor of History, Laredo College
Dr. Hillary Gleason was born in Fort Carson, Colorado.  As a soldier’s daughter, she moved every year or so and lived in several states across the country, as well as Europe.  She graduated high school in Abilene, KS and then went to Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Eliminating Equity Gaps through Data and Analytics
For the past decade, Georgia State University has been at the leading edge of demographic shifts in the southeast.  While doubling the numbers of non-white and low-income students it enrolls, the university has simultaneously committed to the use of data to inform systematic institutional change, raising its graduation rates by 60% and eliminating achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, and income-level. Through a discussion of innovations including chat bots, predictive analytics, and completion grants, the session will cover lessons learned from Georgia State’s transformation and outline several practical and low-cost steps that campuses can take to improve outcomes for underserved students.

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Timothy Renick

Executive Director, National Institute for Student Success, Georgia State University
Timothy Renick is the founding Executive Director of the National Institute for Student Success and Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University. Between 2008-2020, he directed the student success efforts of the university, overseeing among the fastest improving graduation... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Building a Digital Community For Your Students
Connecting with your prospective students will continue to be essential to ensuring your institution thrives. Drawing upon experiences working with institutions around the US we will share insight into how Universities can ensure their digital interactions with prospective students are as impactful as possible. Geoff and Christian will take a deep dive into insights from the 10 million+ messages shared on our platform to look at conversational trends, and showcase how these insights have helped Cornell Tech tailor their communications and events effectively.

 They’ll also discuss how you can ensure that you remain adaptive and flexible with recruitment initiatives throughout 2021, ensuring that you aren’t just reactive but strategic in the work that you do.

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Christian Balmaseda

Assistant Director, Enrollment and Admissions, Cornell Tech, Cornell University
Christian has been working in graduate enrollment management for the last 6 years.  He started his career in higher ed, working in the Graduate Division of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.  In 2017 he moved to Cornell Tech where he now manages the admissions and enrollment... Read More →
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Geoff Broome

University Partnerships Manager, UniBuddy
Geoff has over 20 years of experience in the Secondary and Higher Education sector. He has worked as Director of College Counseling and as a Director of Admissions. He holds a BA from Oklahoma City University, an M.Ed in Secondary School Counseling from both Wilmington University... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

The Immersive Creation Studio: Student-driven AR/VR Platforms for Education
Virtual (VR) and augmented (AR) reality experiences blend physical and digital worlds together. The Immersive Creation Studio (ICS) in ASU's Learning Futures Collaboratory is an emerging place for students to design XR experiences towards deeper learning opportunities afforded by these kinds of digitally immersive activities and experiences. To this end, teams of students in the ICS collaboratively build immersive platforms for learners to explore in XR, create in XR, and learn through XR.

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Robert LiKamWa

Arizona State University
Dr. Robert LiKamWa is an Assistant Professor in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. He directs Meteor Studio, an XR research lab.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Quality Digital Education in the University of North Carolina System
This session will explore how the University of North Carolina (UNC) System successfully supported expedited institutional transitions to remote and increased online learning. Attendees will receive a comprehensive overview of the strategies used by UNC System institutions to ensure quality digital education such as preemptive Quality Matters implementation, collaborative development of thousands of high-quality open educational resources for high-enrollment courses, and inter-institutional quality assurance initiatives to promote regional e-learning excellence.

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Racheal Brooks, Ph.D.

Coordinator, Office of e-Learning, North Carolina Central University
Dr. Racheal Brooks is Coordinator of North Carolina Central University’s Office of e-Learning, Co-Chair of the University of North Carolina System Quality Matters Council, and serves on the Quality Matters Academic Advisory Council.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Equitable and Inclusive Practices for Chemistry Education
In this session, faculty discuss equity issues particular to teaching gateway chemistry courses with special attention to creating a sense of belonging in the discipline for minoritized students.

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Kimberly N. White

Associate Professor of Chemistry and Faculty Diversity and Equity Fellow, Humboldt State University, Every Learner Everywhere
Dr. White is an Associate Professor at Humboldt State University, part of the of the California State University system (CSU), which is the largest and most ethnically and economically diverse four-year public university system in the nation. Dr. White’s instructional experience... Read More →
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Jeffrey Paz Buenaflor

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Minnesota, Every Learner Everywhere
As a postdoctoral researcher at the U of Minnesota, Jeffrey is developing guided-inquiry teaching experiments that incorporate green chemistry and sustainable polymers for high school and college curriculum.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Support, Don't Smother: How to Stay in Touch With Students During Trying Times
When a student quits communicating with you, there are often 2 ways things can go: 1) the student never responds to additional outreach, or 2) the student responds, but drops off again soon after. In current times, it is more important than ever to stay in contact with students, or better yet, to empower them to stay in contact with you. In this session, learn 10 ways you can encourage your students to keep in touch and be successful (even in ways you haven't thought of before).

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Dr. Jenny Billings

Chair of English and Study Skills, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Dr. Jenny Billings is the Chair of English and Study Skills at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in NC. Billings earned a BA in English from Wake Forest University ('06), an MFA in Creative Writing/English from Queens University of Charlotte ('10), and an EdD in Community College Executive... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Evidence-Based Teaching Strategies = Student Success
In this session, Psychology Professor Stacey Souther will discuss how using evidence-based teaching strategies supports student success. Using her department’s experience with the implementation of the OER adaptive courseware Lumen Waymaker as a case study, the session will highlight how faculty can structure their courses to help students learn.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Stacey S. Souther

Professor, Psychology, Cuyahoga Community College/Lumen Learning
Stacey S. Souther is professor of psychology and faculty development coordinator at Cuyahoga Community College. Stacey regularly participates in Lilly Conferences, POD Network, and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

The New Normal: How education can thrive in a digital world - Sponsored by Chegg
Post pandemic, what will be the evolution of higher education? Today’s students are more digitally connected than ever with most information accessible in different formats online. With knowledge more accessible than ever, what is the value of the traditional university and its academy? How can faculty thrive in such an interconnected world, and how can they ensure the value of a degree in the job market, as many employers are looking beyond the traditional degree as a marker of acquired skills. This panel will examine these questions, how traditional higher education can utilize the opportunities provided by technology and manage the transition.

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Paul Kim

Associate Dean and CTO, Stanford University
Dr. Paul Kim is the Chief Technology Officer and Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University.An education technology entrepreneur, Dr. Kim leads initiatives involving the design of learning technologies, educational research, and community development... Read More →
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Ray Schroeder

Associate Vice Chancellor / Senior Fellow, University of Illinois Springfield / UPCEA
Nationally respected leader in higher education online learning, Ray Schroeder is Senior Fellow of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and Professor Emeritus / Associate Vice Chancellor at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS).  He came... Read More →
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Alexandera (Sasha) Thackaberry

Vice President, Online & Continuing Education, Louisiana State University
Dr. Sasha Thackaberry serves as the Vice President for Online and Continuing Education at Louisiana State University.  She leads fully online programs, support for online and blended courses, and continuing education that encompasses professional development, K-12 and lifelong learning... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Emerging Open Education Resource Ecosystem
Open Education Resources (OER) are being widely adopted across the post secondary market.  In this discussion, David Harris, the editor in chief for OpenStax will highlight the emerging ecosystem supporting OpenStax resources.  David will discuss the idea of an OER marketplace in which innovation, competition, and increase access is flourishing.  OpenStax is currently the most widely adopted source of OER and serves over $4 million students annually.                                                                                                                                                    

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David Harris

Editor in Chief, OpenStax/Rice University
David is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and has worked extensively in higher education publishing and education technology start-ups.  David has served in a range of leadership roles, allowing him to collaborate with innovative authors, editorial groups, and media development... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

From Textbooks to the Jungles – Lessons Learned on Introducing Relevancy
Engaging students in content that they believe that they have no interest in is one of the greatest challenges facing faculty in the general education programs. Delivering this content in a manner that makes them understand the relevancy of learning new material has been a challenge in the age of digital delivery. Here the author presents three lessons that have been learned from the developed of a continuously
updated science textbook, and how he used that information to develop virtual lectures for students from the rainforests of Belize.

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Michael Windelspecht, PhD

Author, Educator and Chief Learning Officer, Inspire EdVentures
As an educator, Dr. Windelspecht has taught introductory biology, genetics, and human genetics in the online, traditional, and hybrid environments at community colleges, comprehensive universities, and military institutions. Dr. Windelspecht has also authored over 30 reference textbooks... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Transforming Digital Learning through Quality, Equity and Engagement
The onset of the pandemic has resulted in seismic shifts within education globally, presenting faculty, students and administrators with significant barriers related to access and inclusion in digital learning environments. From inequitable access to technology, to design and teaching that inadvertently leaves many students behind, the global disruption caused by COVID-19 has challenges that have often gone unrecognized and unaddressed. Educators find themselves with a critical opportunity for transformation, reimagining teaching and learning practices around quality, equity, and engagement that demands the success of all learners and not a privileged few. This presentation will spotlight actionable effective practices for designing inclusive digital learning environments, and facilitating online and blended learning that supports all learners. Participants will explore examples of quality, equitable, and engaging digital learning while taking part in live activities that model instructional design practices for online engagement. Weaving together stories of impactful, student-centered digital learning from around the globe, this session will provide participants with concrete approaches to digital learning across multiple modalities in support of student success.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Angela Gunder

Chief Academic Officer, Online Learning Consortium

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

Virtual Happy Hour
Chat with Attendees in one or more of the Themed Networking Lounges.

Wednesday June 9, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Thursday, June 10

9:00am PDT

Keynote: "A New Reality" Featuring Anya Kamenetz
Join us for an inspiring and insightful keynote from Anya Kamenetz, Educational Futurist and Lead Education Reporter for NPR as she shares her vision on the powerful opportunity educators have to not only generate resilience but also post-traumatic growth to create a new global education community for all. Introduction by Renee Patton, Global Education and Healthcare Director, Cisco.

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Anya Kamenetz

Lead Education Reporter for NPR & Acclaimed Author, Educational Futurist
Anya Kamenetz offers a fresh take on the evolution of education and learning, with clear ideas about what reforms and actions are necessary to advance workforce training and reduce student debt.After 2020, the world of education will never be the same. With more than a decade of experience... Read More →
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Renee Patton

Global Education and Healthcare Director, Cisco
Renee Patton is the global leader of the Education and Healthcare Industries at Cisco. She and her team help education and healthcare institutions envision the future of learning and care and execute on their vision today. With over 25 years of business, management, sales, and marketing... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am PDT

9:30am PDT

Teaching Equitably in English Composition
n this session, faculty discuss equity issues particular to teaching English composition with special attention to linguistic diversity, accessibility, and negotiating identity and social difference.

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Catherine Savini

Reading and Writing Center Director and Professor of English, Westfield State University, Every Learner Everywhere
Catherine Savini is a professor in the English Department, Director of the Reading and Writing Center and Coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum Program at Westfield State University. Her work has been published in a variety of publications, including The Chronicle of Higher... Read More →
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Rachel Johnson

Director, University of Mississippi Writing Center, Every Learner Everywhere
Rachel is the director of the Oxford Campus Writing Center at the University of Mississippi. Her research draws on writing center pedagogy and practice as well as issues of equity and access in higher education. She is interested in institutional and cultural norms surrounding writing... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT

9:30am PDT

The Power of Positivity: Level Up to Maximize the Shift
Join us as we embrace the online pedagogic shift through the power of positivity and community. In this session, we’ll explore the impact that positivity and community offer to you and your students. Ms. Stokes will also share seven research-based online learning practices you can use to maximize your online classes.

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LaShana Stokes, M.Ed.

First Year Seminar Instructor, Central Penn College / Content Architect: Connect Master Student Success, Central Penn College
LaShana Stokes is currently a First Year Instructor at Central Penn College and has been in higher education for over 25 years with roles ranging at Harrisburg Area Community College from a first-year seminar professor to department chair to dean of enrollment. She is also the author... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT

9:30am PDT

Power, Privilege and Personalized Learning: Anti-Racist Digital Learning Strategies as a Tool for Racial Equity
This session will address common concerns related to leveraging digital tools to serve minoritized students and provide practical guidance for faculty and administrators looking to implement digital learning strategies that support racial equity.

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Dr. Jessica Rowland Williams

Director, Every Learner Everywhere
Dr. Jessica Rowland Williams joined Every Learner Everywhere in October 2019. Prior to this role, she served as the Completion Grant Initiative project director for University Innovation Alliance. She also worked as program director in Georgia State University’s Office of the Senior... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT

9:30am PDT

Finding the RIGHT Digital Tool
Choosing digital tools to support student learning can be a tortuous process with so many things to consider. Every step of the way there are questions about quality, support for student learning, technology compatibility, and more with different priorities for different institutions. This panel of  advisory board members shares their experiences conducting product reviews as part of developing a resource to help  navigate these complex questions. Through use of a rubric  they helped design, product reviews reflect evaluation of  equity, efficacy, functionality and more. The Coursegateway.org site recently launched and is supported by the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation along with Tyton Partners.

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Valerie Jones

Associate Vice-Chancellor, Academic Affairs, Lone Star College
Valerie Jones joined Lone Star College in 2019 as the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. Prior to this appointment, she served for six years as the vice president for instruction at Odessa College, winner of the Aspen Institute Rising Star Award in 2017 and 2019, and... Read More →
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Erin Lynch, EdD, CRA

Associate Provost of Scholarship, Research and Innovation, Winston-Salem State University
Dr. Erin Lynch, CRA is the Associate Provost of Scholarship, Research, and Innovation at Winston-Salem State University. Dr. Lynch’s research area is strategic planning and program development. Her work is in educational assessment, program evaluation, and campus climate research... Read More →
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Dr. Julian O. Allen

Chief Learning Innovations Officer, AVP, Georgia State University
As Georgia State’s Chief Learning Innovations Officer, Dr. Allen leads a team of innovators in the areas of learning design, technology, analytics, and community development, focusing on equity for learners from all backgrounds.

Thursday June 10, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT

9:30am PDT

Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia presents: What are our institutional responsibilities in a post-COVID world?
Join us for a Fireside Chat with President John J. DeGioia, Georgetown University

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John J. DeGioia

President, Georgetown University
For close to four decades, John J. DeGioia has helped to define and strengthen Georgetown University as a premier institution for education and research.  A Georgetown alumnus, Dr. DeGioia served as a senior administrator and as a faculty member in the Department of Philosophy before... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT

9:30am PDT

Culture & Course Design: Building Diverse & Inclusive Learning Experiences
Researchers agree that creating a classroom culture that values diversity has a positive impact on student learning outcomes and motivation. In addition, it arms students with skills such as empathy, social perceptiveness, and teamwork that helps them prepare for the 21st century workplace. In this session, you’ll learn specific strategies and practices for integrating diversity & inclusion in your online or hybrid classroom.

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Lisa Shin

Professor, Tufts University
Lisa Shin earned her Ph.D. in psychology at Harvard University and has been on the faculty at Tufts University since 1998. She co-authors the Wade, Tavris, Sommers, and Shin books Invitation to Psychology (7/e) and Psychology (13/e).
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Samuel R. Sommers

Professor, Tufts University
Sam Sommers earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan and is currently Chair of the Tufts Psychology Department. In addition to the Wade et al. intro textbooks, he is a co-author of Aronson et al.’s Social Psychology.

Thursday June 10, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT

9:30am PDT

Collaborative Card-Based Learning Objective Design
The Learning Objective Design Deck is a practical tool to make the process of defining Learning Objectives and Assessment Strategies for any type of educational experience easier, more creative, collaborative or even playful. It is based on Bloom’s Taxonomy, can be used in both physical & virtual environments and is aimed at educators, instructional designers or anyone tasked with creating educational content, ranging from classes, workshops, seminars to courses in school or university.

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Stefano Perna

Contract Professor, Apple Developer Academy at University of Naples Federico II
Stefano Perna is a designer and educator working at the intersections of technology, media and humanities. He's a learning design researcher and a co-founder of learningdesign.tools.
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Moritz Philip Recke

Contract Professor, Apple Developer Academy at University of Naples Federico II
Moritz Philip Recke is a media technology engineer and develops transformative tools for education. He does research in the field of learning design and is a co-founder of learningdesign.tools.

Thursday June 10, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am PDT

10:00am PDT

Principles and Practices for Inclusive Teaching
In this presentation, we will discuss four key principles of inclusive teaching: Social belonging, transparency, communication, and critically engaging difference. We will also talk about some effective practices to promote these principles in your teaching.        

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Dr. Tazin Daniels

Equitable Digital Learning Expert, University of Michigan, Every Learner Everywhere
Dr. Tazin Daniels is an Assistant Director at the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching at the University of Michigan and an Equitable Digital Learning Expert with the Every Learning Everywhere Network. .

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

Coaching for Student Agency, Remote Learning, and Success Post-COVID
With agency, self-worth, and self-direction, students can play an instrumental role in closing equity gaps. Institutions can support students through coaching and the use of coaching-enhanced success content. In the wake of COVID, with remote learning still in force, the empowerment that coaching provides will help students deepen learning.

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Sarah Kravits

Academic Coach, Rutgers University
Sarah Kravits works as an academic coach at Rutgers Univer­sity and as Master Trainer at LifeBound Coaching, has taught the New Student Seminar at Montclair State University, and has been teaching, training, researching and writing about student success for over 25 years as a co-author... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

So Be It! See To It! Envisioning Equity through Futurist Pedagogies
This workshop will explore futurist pedagogies that center equitable learning experiences and reflexive praxis for students and challenge educators into a process of invention and re-invention. It will focus on fostering success in the online classroom for students early on in their academic journey through creative engagement, critical problem-solving, and applied projects. 

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Liza Hita

Clinical Associate Professor & Director of Online Programming & Digital Immersion, School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Arizona State University
Liza Hita is a Clinical Associate Professor of psychology and Director of Online Programming and Digital Immersion for the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Her administrative work focuses on the intersections of justice, transformation, and belonging. In her roles, she creates... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

Questions that Create Connections and Foster Learning: F2F and/or Online
The session will explore ways in which faculty can utilize diverse question types to engage students and to gain real-time insight into ways to foster deeper student learning. At the completion of this session, participants will be able to: Communicate how different question types can facilitate multimodal learning; use low-stakes quizzing to 'flip' your class - virtually or F2F; and understand how to create 'on-the-fly' poll questions that maximize in-the-moment learning opportunities.

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Edna Ross, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Louisville
Dr. Ross is the Course Director for Intro Psych at UofL for over 20 years. She is the recipient of several teaching awards including the student conferred Faculty Favorite award and the peer conferred Distinguished Teaching Award.

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

Looking Ahead: Findings from Research on Online Learning
This session will synthesize findings from recent research on online teaching and learning, with a special focus on strategies to close opportunity gaps by race, income, and gender. Attendees will be asked to consider the implications of these empirical results for their instructional practice.

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Susan Bickerstaff

Senior Research Associate, Community College Research Center
Susan Bickerstaff conducts qualitative research on developmental education reform, teaching and learning, faculty learning and engagement, and student experiences at community colleges.

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

Empowering Faculty to Create a Better Normal
Amid disruption and hardship, faculty reached students this past year in new and creative ways, to help them engage and keep learning. From this experience, what should we take forward  to welcome back students to a “better normal?” Join this panel  of faculty to discuss how professional development in effective teaching practices this year empowered them to make a meaningful impact on their students. During the discussion,
 the panel will share a few teaching practices they will continue to carry forward to create inclusive, effective virtual learning environments—and that you can also immediately implement in your courses.

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Janita Moricette

Instructor of Business and Psychology, Tompkins Cortland Community College
Janita Moricette teaches Business and Psychology at Tompkins Cortland Community College, where she also earned her first college degrees in Liberal Arts and Sport Management. She studied business management, economics, and marketing at SUNY Empire State College and earned an M.B.A... Read More →
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Dorina Kosztin, Ph.D.

Teaching Professor & Associate Chair, University of Missouri
Teaching professor and associate chair in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dorina Kosztin has been a faculty member at the University of Missouri Columbia since 2001. Her main interests include improving teaching in large enrollment introductory physics courses by implementing... Read More →
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Cindy Stephens

Professor, College of the Canyons
Cindy Stephens has spent over half of her life dedicated to her passion creating an educational system that honors and supports children in their lifelong journey of learning. She is currently a full time faculty member of the Early Childhood Education department at College of the... Read More →
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Glenn Waddell

Teaching Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
Glenn Waddell, Jr. is a Teaching Assistant Professor and Master Teacher in the NevadaTeach program and College of Education and Human Development at the University of Nevada, Reno. NevadaTeach is in its sixth year of recruiting and developing future mathematics and science teachers... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:00am PDT

Building Innovation
Historically there has been resistance to change studio-based education, specifically in architecture and design, to modalities other than in person and face to face. This presentation will explore the opportunities to re-imagine a studio-based education that were developed in response to the pandemic.

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Marc Neveu

Professor, Head of Architecture, Arizona State University
Marc J Neveu is the Head of the Architecture Program in The Design School at Arizona State University. In that role, he is helping to imagine what it means to be an architecture program within the model of the New American University. Neveu’s research explores the role of storytelling... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am PDT

10:30am PDT

Getting Started with Equity in Gateway Courses
Improving equity is a critical element of an increasing number of academic department chairs' strategic plans.
This session provides an overview of the Getting Started with Equity Guide, a resource from Every Learner
Everywhere that is full of practical guidance for making gateway courses and degree pathways more equitable.
Panelists will discuss departmental equity audits, teaching for inclusion, and resources to address inclusion and equity in specific disciplines.

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Patricia O'Sullivan

Content Manager, Every Learner Everywhere
Patricia O’Sullivan has been an educator for nearly 30 years. She has worked in higher education since 2000 as an instructor, student advisor, faculty development specialist, instructional designer, and grant manager. In her role as Content Manager, she works with Network partners... Read More →
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Dr. Jeremiah J. Sims

Director of Equity, College of San Mateo, Every Learner Everywhere
Dr. Jeremiah J. Sims, inaugural Director of Equity for the College of San Mateo, was born in Oakland and raised in Richmond, California. Because of his own life experiences, Jeremiah has devoted his career to the realization of educational equity for hypermarginalized students. Jeremiah... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

10:30am PDT

Empowering Education for All: Lessons for Building an Inclusive Future
As we move into the future, technology will be critical to bringing learning to all, wherever they might be. However, what's more important than technology is YOU. Join educators to hear how they are using Cisco technology solutions to connect students and create a more inclusive education future for all.

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Irving Bruckstein

Chief Information Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, Salve Regina University
A dynamic business technology executive with diverse experience. Emphasis on identifying synergies and opportunities for achieving costs savings and superior service levels via improved business/process/technology efficiencies on a global scale. Irv advocates for and creates Agile... Read More →
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Bethany Pridmore

Manager, Strategic Projects, Curtin University
A senior strategy and change executive experienced in leading large-scale change and transformation programs for global organizations facing digital, business disruption, technology, and merger challenges. Beth currently works at Curtin University, in the Education Portfolio, partnering... Read More →
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Suzanne Phillips

Education Business Development Manager, Cisco
Suzanne Phillips, Education Business Development Manager Suzanne is passionate about ensuring that every student has access to the learning opportunities they need to grow. She specializes in enabling secure hybrid education by showing faculty, education leaders, and IT teams how... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

10:30am PDT

Reanimating Continuous Improvement for the New Normal
Since 2017, our University of Mississippi Department of Writing and Rhetoric team, collaborating with Lumen Learning, has implemented a continuous improvement program for the OER, modular, adaptive courseware developed for our first-year writing classes. The pandemic paused our continuous improvement initiative, providing an opportunity to assess and revitalize our efforts. This presentation describes our pre-pandemic continuous improvement workflow, considers challenges faced during the pandemic, and summarizes plans for reinvigorating the program in the new normal.

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Andrew Davis

Instructional Design & Training Specialist, University of Mississippi
Andrew Davis is the instructional designer for the Department of Writing and Rhetoric. He also teaches professional writing and research courses. His research interests include technical communication, usability, online course development, and adaptive/personalized learning, and passionate... Read More →
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Guy Krueger

Curriculum Chair and Core Lecturer, University of Mississippi
Guy Krueger is the Writing 101 Curriculum Chair and a Core Lecturer at the University of Mississippi. His research interests include all things first-year composition.
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Karen Forgette

Assistant Chair and Core Lecturer, University of Mississippi
Karen Forgette is the Assistant Chair and a Core Lecturer in the Department of Writing and Rhetoric.  Her current research focuses on first-year writing.

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

10:30am PDT

Looking Ahead: The Future of Open, Adaptive Courseware
The COVID pivot to remote instruction has demonstrated the value of asynchronous, active learning activities; this has been reflected in record use of courseware from the Open Learning Initiative. This session looks to the future of OLI courseware – how it will integrate synchronous instructional practice, how it’s next-generation platform will advance the sector and how emerging collaborations with post-secondary institutions, systems and industry are accelerating this work of improving learning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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Norm Bier

Director of the Open Learning Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University
Norman Bier has spent his career at the intersection of learning and technology, working to expand access to and improve the quality of education. He is currently the Executive Director of the Simon Initiative and the Director of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Carnegie Mellon... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

10:30am PDT

The Pandemic and Academic Integrity: Student Affairs Professionals as a Support to Academic Interventions in Response to Plagiarism
The Pandemic’s unprecedented impact on the academy is undeniable. Instructional methods have changed. Student support services have changed. Case study data and national trends are suggesting student academic behaviors are changing as well. A number of researchers are beginning to note a rise in plagiarism and are tying it to reading habits (Salik, Safitri, Satyaputri, & Ningsih, 2020), shifts in attitudes around it (Farooq, & Sultana, 2021; Memon, A. R., & Mavrinac, 2020) and are attempting to investigate the predictors of plagiarism (Nabee, Mageto, & Pisa, 2021). This presentation will provide a contemporary overview of the academic integrity issue, how a public HBCU has identified its own issue with it since the Pandemic, and the role of Student Affairs in supporting Academic Interventions for faculty.

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Dr. Mitch Mitchell

Assistant Dean of Students, Winston-Salem State University
Dr. Mitch Mitchell is the Assistant Dean of Students at Winston Salem State University (WSSU) and has formerly served as an Academic Counselor responsible for the Writing Center/Writing Mentor Programs and for academic intervention support of students, Director of Advising and Career... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

10:30am PDT

STEM Exams Can Be Inspiring and Challenging With Less Anxiety: A Multi-Institution Research Study Into the ‘Public Exam System’
Exams stand out as a problematic barrier within STEM programs at colleges and universities. What should be a performance of learning is too often a struggle for representation and against anxiety, disenfranchisement, and language issues. With broader efforts underway to overhaul the teaching of STEM, we are investigating methods for making college STEM exams more educative and inclusive. Here we’ll discuss the methods in the public exam system as well as a new, multi-institution research program designed to help understand for whom these methods work and under what conditions.

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Benjamin Wiggins

Manager of Instruction / Lecturer, University of Washington
As a lecturer/researcher at the U of Washington, Ben teaches courses both small (practical teaching methods for grad students) and large (300-800 biology students). His research focuses on active learning and assessment strategies.

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am PDT

11:00am PDT

Thursday June 10, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am PDT

11:30am PDT

A Course Redesign Project: Adaptive Courseware in Biology
In terms of adaptive courseware in Biology, the basic approach is to increase the effectiveness of courses, while addressing issues associated with efficiency of course delivery. A secondary goal is to scale the efforts into a larger number of courses within the discipline, as well as increase enrollment where appropriate.

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William H. Robertson, Ph.D.

Professor, University of Texas, El Paso, Every Learner Everywhere
Dr. William H. Robertson is a Professor in the Teacher Education Department in the College of Education at the University of Texas at El Paso. His academic areas of expertise are in science education, curriculum development and technology integration in the K-12 levels. Additionally... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:30am PDT

Student Leaders Speak to Faculty on How to Emerge COVID Strong
GlobalMindED and Every Learner Everywhere embarked on a learning journey to listen and understand the voice of the most vulnerable students during the health pandemic, multiple measures of racial/social injustices and mandated online learning.  After interviewing 102 student leaders for 90 minutes each Summer 2020, we selected 25 student Ambassadors to represent the larger group, to work with all year, providing professional development and 1:1 mentoring.  Meet 5 of these students as they reflect on their lives, learning, digital experiences, challenges, and triumphs of the last year.

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Carol Carter

CEO, GlobalMindED
Carter, 17-yr corporate executive, student success expert/author, entrepreneur, equity philanthropist, founder of GlobalMindED, 2020 Beta Gamma Sigma International Honoree and World Academy of Art & Science Fellow.

Thursday June 10, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:30am PDT

Using Digital Tools to Design a Robust Hybrid Microbiology Course
With more students becoming comfortable with online learning options during the COVID-19 pandemic, a hybrid microbiology course is likely to provide a valuable option as things return closer to normal in the near future. This modality provides flexibility in scheduling for both students and colleges, yet offers the ability to conduct important laboratory activities in-person. Ensuring student success in this format requires solid organization and careful consideration of the right tools to deliver the online content. Join this session to learn more about the use of Connect Microbiology to design a successful hybrid course, presented by a microbiology professor that has taught the hybrid model for almost fifteen years.

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Heidi Smith

Microbiology Lead Faculty, Front Range Community College
Heidi teaches several different modalities of microbiology at Front Range Community College, including face-to-face, hybrid, and fully online.  She has implemented the use of various digital tools to create a robust online experience for those in her hybrid and online courses, and... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:30am PDT

Pandemic Teaching & Beyond: Adapting and transforming pedagogy through a blended model
I use a blended learning course structure to teach Anatomy & Physiology courses for undergraduate health sciences students. The core course structure leverages several technologies, including LMS, courseware, multimedia, adaptive learning, simulations, and experiential learning through interactive human physiological data acquisition and analysis. The pedagogical model was awarded a Digital Learning Innovation Award by the Online Learning Consortium in 2017. I will share the core pedagogical structure and adaptations used during pandemic hybrid teaching and beyond.

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Kaushik Dutta

Teaching Professor, University of New England
Kaushik is a teaching Professor applying blended learning in undergrad Anatomy and Physiology teaching for the Health Sciences students. He received the Digital Learning Innovation award by OLC (Gates Foundation initiative) in 2017.

Thursday June 10, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:30am PDT

Core Value Changes Among Faculty Needed in the Post-Pandemic Era
Faculty members will need to shift the normative delivery of academic credits from time-bound to other boundaries based on delivery of learning outcomes. Complete reliance on face-to-face instruction must end,

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Dr. Laura Niesen de Abruna

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Association of Chief Academic Officers
Laura Niesen de Abruna began serving as provost of York College on July 1, 2016. She previously served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Sacred Heart University. Dr. Niesen de Abruna has more than 35 years of experience in higher education, both as a faculty member... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:30am PDT

How Community College Educators Can Engage Diverse STEM Learners
Community colleges take the lead in equipping students to apply learning to real world, industry-relevant challenges. In 2021, the mission to meet the needs of lower income and post-traditional learners also includes resolving learning loss and unfinished learning. In this panel discussion, community college STEM educators recount their personal experiences in striving to meet diverse learners where they are. With a focus on teaching science with virtual labs, the panel shares ideas and best practices for engaging students in an inclusive way within hybrid, online, and face-to-face environments.

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Paul Kasili

Professor of Genetics and Biotechnology, Bunker Hill Community College
Dr. Paul Kasili, PhD is a Professor of Genetics and Biotechnology at Bunker Hill Community College. He has also worked on life sciences technologies and methodologies for biomedical research.
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Selinda Martinez

Professor of Biology, Laredo College
Selinda Martinez teaches biology both in-person and online at Laredo College, where she also serves as chair of the Natural Sciences Department. While at Laredo, she has developed master’s courses for biology to be taught in an online platform. Selinda is currently working on her... Read More →
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Terri Quenzer

Statewide Director, Life Sciences and Biotech, California Community Colleges
As Statewide Director of the Life Sciences/Biotech Initiative for the California Community College System, Dr. Terri Quenzer connects with industry partners and community college Biotech Faculty throughout the state to help align their Biotech programs with industry needs and provide... Read More →
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Peter Gemmellaro

Senior Customer Success Manager, Labster
Peter Gemmellaro works directly with science instructors and supports their teaching initiatives with virtual labs as part of his role as Labster's Senior Customer Success Manager. In addition to serving as a panelist and moderator on behalf of Labster, Peter has also taught as an... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

11:30am PDT

Driving Active Learning through Powerful Analytics
Collaboration and the exchange of ideas is how new knowledge is created, based on the Socratic method. Yet how do we encourage our students to collaborate, engage, and improve - especially through such turbulent times? This session will focus on using a next-generation discussion board, powered by AI, to generate in-depth discussions between students, empower them with descriptive and prescriptive analytics, and assist the instructors with meaningful automated student assessment. We will touch upon different use-cases and lessons learnt from shifting between face-to-face, remote and hybrid teaching.                                                                                            

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Dr. Anat Itay-Sarig

Adjunct Professor, Head of Academic Partnerships, Ment.io
Dr. Anat Itay-Sarig has always introduced cutting-edge materials and technologies into her classes, as an Adjunct Professor at Government and Business Schools and a popular guest lecturer at leading academic institutions. She has been teaching strategies for Well-being and Progress... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Adaptive Courseware in Support of Student Success
In this session, we will discuss how the use of Adaptive Courseware can be used to support other evidence-based teaching practices and improve student success outcomes.  Addressing disparities across demographics and socioeconomic backgrounds will also be discussed.

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Ryan Luke

Program Director for Adaptive Learning, University of Louisville, Every Learner Everywhere
Dr. Ryan Luke has been teaching college mathematics for over 10 years.  He currently teaches statistics courses for doctoral students in the social sciences that prepare them for dissertation writing as well as College Algebra and Quantitative Reasoning courses using adaptive courseware... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Mindfulness: De-stressing Practices for Online Students & Educators
What would you think if you were able to implement a quick, easy, no-cost teaching activity in each of your classes to lessen or even eliminate the stress and anxiety of your online students?   Sound too good to be true?  Well, it’s not.   This teaching talk  will focus on two strategies a professor has used in all her classes regardless of the content area to help students cope with stress and anxiety.  Come prepared to not only hear about the strategies but also experience them.

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Penelope Wong

Associate Professor, Berea College
Penelope Wong is on faculty in the Education Studies Department, Teacher Preparation Program at Berea College.  Her research interests include the role and benefits of mindfulness in education.

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Valuing Readiness Over Traditional College Placement
Nationwide, colleges are improving recruitment and retention by reducing barriers to gateway courses in math and English. Learn about emerging models for placement, bridge, and just-in-time review in Texas and Arizona that are leveraging adaptive technology to support student transitions in new ways.

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Anna Mays

Professor, Dallas College Community colleges
Anna Mays is Vice Provost of Educational Partnerships at Dallas College, a consolidated community college with seven college campuses.  She was previously Associate Vice Chancellor of Educational Policy.
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Dr. Rosslyn Knight

District Director, Developmental Education, Maricopa Community Colleges
Dr. Rosslyn Knight currently serves as District Director of Developmental Education for the Maricopa Community College District.  Dr. Knight brings over 25 years of experience in both K-12 and higher education environments.  Prior to her current role, Dr. Knight served as Faculty... Read More →
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Dani Pedrotti

Director of Membership Development, The NROC Project
Dani Pedrotti works closely with the institutional members of The NROC Project, a community dedicated to exploring new ways to meet learners where they are.  Together, we imagine, develop, test, and refine technologies that improve student success. Learn more at NROC.org.

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Supporting Evidence-Based Teaching Through Adaptive Courseware
Lumen Learning’s Waymaker courseware provides personalized study plans for students as they work through enriched OER materials. The platform gathers data that enables supportive interactions between faculty and students. This session will explore how Waymaker supports multiple evidence-based teaching practices across the disciplines, regardless of instructional modality.

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Dr. Katie Lynch

Chair - Sam Draper Honors Program, Rockland Community College
Dr. Katie Lynch is an Associate Professor of English at Rockland Community College (SUNY) where she also serves as the chair of the nationally recognized Sam Draper Honors Program. She received her B.A. in English and History from Dartmouth College and her Ph.D. in Literary Studies... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Scalable Alignment of Programs to Workforce Skills
One of the biggest trends in Higher Education is the demand for colleges and universities to adapt their programs to better align with workforce-relevant skills. Fortunately, there are standards and tools that can help with the creation and maintenance of a skills-based curriculum. In this session, we explore the fundamentals of skills alignment, the IMS CASE specification, and the tools and services LearningMate has developed leveraging CASE interoperability standards to enable alignment of competencies and skills.

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Kate Parker

VP, Higher Education Content, Learning Mate
Kate Parker leads LearningMate's Content Development and Instructional Design teams, supporting the creation and enrichment of engaging, inclusive, outcome-aligned content and programs. Kate has over 20 years' experience working with teachers, researchers, and institutions to develop... Read More →
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Kathryn Green

Technical Program Manager, IMS Global Learning Consortium
Kathryn Green is a Technical Program Manager with the IMS Global Learning Consortium. She facilitates member-led development and implementation of IMS’ Digital Curriculum specifications, with particular focus on CASE and CASE Network. Prior to IMS, Kathryn grew her career over fifteen... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

Lessons from COVID: The Benefit of Preparation and The Need for Agility
This presentation will discuss lessons learned from COVID-19 and draws parallels with a time between WWI and WWII when the US faced a great deal of uncertainty.  In both cases we will show the benefit of preparation and agility during changing times. From working with online-course designers to translating active learning tools to the digital platform, substantial engagement and student achievement are possible to the same degree as they can be in face-to-face courses.

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Terry L. Alford

Associate Director and Professor, Arizona State University
Professor Alford is the Associate Director of the School for the Engineering of Matter, Transport, and Energy. He is active in the development of on-line classes that utilize active learning techniques.

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT

12:00pm PDT

The Future of Higher Education
Hear a frank and honest conversation with ASU President Michael M. Crow and David Levin, University Entrepreneur in Residence at ASU, as they talk about how universities, private and public institutions have weathered the storm in the past year with speed and agility throughout crises.

Many positive changes have come through in the form of social transformation, student productivity, cultural shifts, embracement of technology, etc., which have essentially expedited the modernization of institutions for diversity, scale, cost control. President Crow will share some of the goals set for by ASU:
  • To ensure that the student body is representative of socio-economic diversity
  • To engage every qualified student
  • To help those that did not finish college
  • To empower Faculty and Staff to work as design-level architects toward degrees
In addition to this, you'll hear ways universities are coming together to greatly enhance innovation and improve higher education outcomes.

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Michael M. Crow

President, Arizona State University
Michael M. Crow became the sixteenth president of Arizona State University on July 1, 2002. He is guiding the transformation of ASU into one of the nation’s leading public metropolitan research universities, an institution that combines the highest levels of academic excellence... Read More →
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David Levin

University Entrepreneur in Residence, Arizona State University
David is the University Entrepreneur in Residence at Arizona State University and is the Executive Producer of the REMOTE conferences for connected faculty and teachers. He is also the Chairman of SparkBeyond, an innovative AI based research engine.David has spent the last 20 years as the CEO of four global companies at the intersection of technology and media – the education company McGraw-Hill, the events/media company UBM plc, the mobile OS software company Symbian ltd., and the mobile... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

All Access Pass: Course "Re" Design with Adaptive Learning
Instructors will share their experiences in redesigning the first-year sequence of a language course through a university initiative focused on increasing student success in gateway courses. Instructors eliminated the traditional textbook and publisher courseware and used only Open Educational Resource (OER) and self-authored materials employed in the Adaptive Learning program, Realizeit. These efforts have led to recognition by the Affordability Counts Initiative in their state promoting increased access to a variety of student populations within the university community. They have had proven success in the online delivery mode with respect to students’ prior knowledge of subject matter, textbook and courseware fatigue, and DFW rates.  Learn a bit about the process, lessons learned, and strategies implemented to leverage the benefits of online, blended, adaptive, and active learning, while working toward program-wide implementation, as well as additional, fortuitous outcomes of the project.

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Anne Prucha

Senior Instructor(s) of Spanish, University of Central Florida, Every Learner Everywhere
Anne Prucha and Kacie Tartt are Senior Instructors of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Central Florida (UCF). They are co-faculty leaders of the Journey Cuba study abroad program. They helped co-found and currently co-direct the UCF-Hillcrest... Read More →
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Kacie Tartt

Associate Instructor of Spanish, University of Central Florida, Every Learner Everywhere
Kacie Tartt is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (MLL) at the University of Central Florida (UCF), where she teaches Spanish and Latin American Studies. She is co-faculty leader of the Journey Cuba study abroad program held over Spring Break... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

In Their Own Words: Student experiences with remote learning
Join undergraduate ASU Teachers College students discuss the highs and lows of their personal experiences with remote learning.
Marilyn Mora – ASU Undergraduate Student, Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology
Xochitl Mora Gamez – ASU Undergraduate Student, Bilingual Elementary Education
Eric Morrison – ASU Undergraduate Student, Secondary Education-Biology

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Abby Brown

Instructor, Arizona State University, MLFTC
Dr. Abby Brown is an instructor and program strategist for   lower division courses for the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU.

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Digital OER Learning Materials in a Time of Transition
Low-cost and accessible OER courseware is flexible, reliable, and adaptable making the transition to remote instruction - and now to a new, hybrid model - smooth and seamless. This presentation will describe how OER allow us and our students to adjust to new norms with minimal interference.                                                                                                        

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Sophia Georgiakaki

Professor of Mathematics, Tompkins Cortland Community College
Sophia has taught all levels of mathematics from pre-algebra to calculus and statistics.   She is a strong believer of the importance of accessible education in all its forms, and she has been using OER for the past 10 years.  She was the recipient of the 2011 SUNY Chancellor's... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

3 Easy Ways to Help Support the 360 Degree Student
For a well-rounded student, success can often be linked to soft skills such as good study habits, communication, perseverance, initiative, decision-making, and even self-confidence. This session will review three easy techniques using the latest technology combined with a traditional study skills module that can be easily implemented and repeated every semester that professors from any discipline can add to their in-person or virtual courses to support student success via the intentional introduction of soft skills and study habits.

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Dr. Amanda J. Norbutus

Professor, Valencia College
Dr. Amanda Norbutus is a professor of chemistry at Valencia College in Orlando, FL.  Her method of teaching emphasizes the interrelationship between chemistry and everyday life, with a focus on sustainability and art.

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

The Future of Postsecondary Education and Training
Much of what Anthony shares begins with a single set of facts. Since the eighties, postsecondary education and training have become the most well-traveled pathway to economic and societal success.  Yet, because of its new prominence in American life, higher education has also become the capstone in an education system that ensures the intergenerational reproduction of race and class privilege.

The immediate future of higher education will be determined by two relatively certain forces and several wild cards in the change game. The relative certainties are demography and economic recovery. The wild cards include:
  • The effect of technology on the jobs economy.
  • The penetration of technology in higher education delivery.
  • The shift toward free community college and its effect on race and class tracking in postsecondary education.
  • The policy shift toward labor market transparency for all degreed programs and accountability for economic outcomes as postsecondary training programs expand.   

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Anthony P. Carnevale

Founder and Director, Center on Education And The Workforce, Georgetown University
Anthony Carnevale is the Director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. He has held this position since 2000. Carnevale is also a research professor at the University.Carnevale is recognized internationally as an authority on education training and employment... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Teaching for the Future: Digital Archives as Pedagogy
We will share ways in which a digital humanities project we created during the pandemic, Journal of the Plague Year: A Digital Archive of Covid-19, points the way toward principles and practices of student engagement useful in our changing classrooms.

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Catherine O’Donnell

Professor of History, Arizona State University
Catherine O'Donnell is Professor of History at Arizona State University. She is the author of Elizabeth Seton: American Saint (Cornell University Press, 2018), which was awarded the Distinguished Book Award by the Conference on the History of Women Religious, for books published... Read More →
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Mark Tebeau

Associate Professor, Public History, Arizona State University
An urban, public, and digital historian, Mark Tebeau has directed more than two dozen digital humanities, oral history, and public history projects.In March 2020, Tebeau co-created and co-directs A Journal of the Plague Year: An Archive of Covid-19, an international curatorial consortium that is building a crowdsourced digital archive documenting the pandemic. With attention to silences evident in traditional archives, JOTPY is connecting and linking data drawn from around the United States and the world into an archive that... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

Maximizing Engagement and Improving Outcomes in the Virtual Classroom
All online learning experiences are not created equal. As more colleges and universities are working to expand their distance, online, and hybrid learning course offerings, the data and resources available to deliver instruction has become more robust and is helping to inform virtual classroom tools and pedagogy.  
Join Dr. Erin Morris, Assistant Professor at SUNY Cortland, and Dr. Kim Oppelt, the Director of Advocacy and Community at Class, as they discuss best practices in digital teaching and learning, data and assessment that produce outcomes, engagement techniques, and the latest trends surrounding instruction and tools in the virtual classroom.  

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Dr. Kim Oppelt

Director of Advocacy and Community, Class
Dr. Kim Oppelt is the Director of Advocacy and Community at Class where she leads education, research, and engagement initiatives. Dr. Oppelt has spent almost 20 years in the field of education and educational technology, including roles in school counseling, training and consulting... Read More →
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Dr. Erin Morris

Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Cortland
Erin Morris is an Assistant Professor of Sport Management at the State University of New York at Cortland. She received her PhD in Recreation, Sport, and Tourism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Morris’ research focuses on women and girls’ participation... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

Virtual Happy Hour - Networking Break
Use this time at REMOTE to:
1) Visit the Exhibit Hall to speak with Exhibitors, ask questions and download resources.
2) Network and chat with others in the Networking Lounges.

Thursday June 10, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
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