Workshops provide hands-on, practical learning experiences to develop knowledge and skills in a specific area. Enrollments are limited, and you must pre-register and pay a separate fee to attend. If you register for both a morning (three hours) AND an afternoon (90 minutes) workshop, the Tuesday luncheon is included ($30 value). See registration page for workshop fees.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
8:30-11:30 am

AM-1 So, they have asked you to teach an online course…

James Moore, Director of Online Learning, DePaul University

Learn a framework for designing online instruction that improves learning and is flexible enough to work within any size budget or level of resources and support. Explore fundamentals of a “backward design” approach to identify and prioritize needs and plan for assessment, presence, communication, and feedback.

Required: Laptop

AM-2 Learner engagement strategies across generations

Caryn Stanley, Assistant Professor & Coordinator, Master of Science Organizational Change Leadership Program and Julie Hewitt, Education Technology Manager, Alternate Delivery Systems, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Investigate, develop, and experiment with online learner engagement strategies that are effective for any of the 5 generations of learners who potentially could be in your online or blended class.

Required: Laptop or Tablet

AM-3 Emerging technologies for student-centered learning

Ray Schroeder, Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning and Vickie Cook, Executive Director, Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, University of Illinois Springfield

Learn about tips and trends for staying relevant in changing instructional environments and engaging students and supporting their learning for jobs that may not even exist today. Discuss the top learning technology trends and Personal Learning Networks.

Required: Laptop or Tablet

AM-4 How can we apply the science of learning to online and blended/hybrid

Bob DuBois, Lead Instructor of Psychology and Campus Leader, Waukesha County Technical College and Andrew Cole, Learning Technology Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

This workshop will offer practical strategies to create sound online and blended instruction using science-based principles of learning. Develop your understanding of how to implement these cognitive principles in your course materials, activities, and assessments.

Required: Laptop or Tablet

AM-5 Designing for cultural inclusivity: Building online wisdom communities

Charlotte Gunawardena, Distinguished Professor, The University of New Mexico; Casey Freschette, Assistant Professor, University of South Florida; and Ludmila Layne, General Manager, ARMonE Solutions LLC

Learn how to design culturally inclusive online learning spaces that foster collaboration as well as how to determine strategies for assessing inquiry-based collaborative learning and the collective wisdom developed through collaboration. Participants will practice strategies using instruments and checklists provided and available for take-home.

Required: Pre-workshop materials with brief activity will be sent ahead of time

AM-6 Truth or fiction? Helping students to become digital content curators

Brad Garner, Director of Faculty Enrichment, Indiana Wesleyan University

Discover a variety of tools and resources that can be matched with any academic, professional, or personal content to teach your students to gather, evaluate, use, and communicate information and ideas they are exposed to in web-based or other digital environments.

Optional: Laptop or Tablet

AM-7 Designing with ADA in mind – applying WCAG requirements to course design

Martin LaGrow, Senior Academic Consultant, and Renee Albrecht, Instructional Designer, Ellucian

Develop techniques for meeting Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards in your online instruction. Learn about the regulations and practice determining if content is digitally accessible along with steps to create or modify for accessibility. The focus will be on WCAG 2.0 level AA, the standard required by Section 508 of the ADA as of January 2018.

Required: Laptop or Tablet

AM-8 Take your online learning videos to a new level

Ryan Eash, Learning and Development Specialist, TechSmith Corporation

Learn high impact practices for instructional video timing, audio quality, and step-by-step how-to instruction on adding interactive functionality to your course or lesson to help learners stay engaged. Receive advice on how video can be used to enhance online learning with any content or discipline.

Required: Laptop

Tuesday, August 7, 2018
1:15–2:45 pm

PM-1 Got sims? Designing low-fidelity simulations to create high impact

Jana Hitchcock, Instructional Designer, Penn State World Campus and Karen Paulson, Associate Professor, Penn State University

Simulations are widely used where learners need to practice key concepts in real-life situations. Improvements in technology have made development of simple simulations easier. Learn how to create and implement a low-fidelity simulation in this hands-on workshop. Multiple tools and design approaches will be discussed.

Required: Laptop

PM-2 Systems thinking for the distance learning classroom

Keith Smith, Vice-President and Dean, Kaplan University and Tricia Berry, Associate Dean & Director of Clinical and Practicum Programs, Kaplan University/Purdue University Global

Systems thinking connects different components of a program to one another in order to improve outcomes. This workshop will discuss how instructors and designers can use a systems approach to improve an online course or curriculum.

No devices required



PM-4 Beyond the basics: Intermediate techniques for online learning videos

Ryan Eash, Learning and Development Specialist, TechSmith Corporation

By popular request: Participants in our 2017 workshop on creating high-impact videos for online learning asked for a Part 2 with more options and more depth – here’s the follow-up!  If you’ve been creating learning videos for a while, but want to go beyond the basics, this workshop will guide you to proven techniques for videos and interactive functionality. The session will also cover accessibility and captioning.

Required: Laptop

PM-5 Ensuring online courses meet credit hour requirements

Brandon Taylor, Senior Instructional Designer and Kayla Jutzi, Instructional Designer, Columbia College Chicago

Learn about resources, methods, and tools to ensure and demonstrate that online undergraduate and graduate courses meet credit hour requirements for accreditation.

Required: Laptop or Tablet

PM-6 Improve learning with voice and screencasting feedback to students

John Orlando, Associate Director of Faculty Support, Northcentral University

Investigate the benefits of providing voice and screencasting feedback to students, and experiment with techniques and tools to use in your own online teaching or coaching.

Required: Laptop

PM-7 It’s easy! Integrating engaging, interactive, and fun online tools

Elizabeth Kiggins, Instructional Technologist & Assistant Professor and Julie Gahimer, Professor of Physical Therapy, University of Indianapolis

Experience a variety of innovative tools to make online learning more engaging and gratifying for both students and instructors. Discuss practical application of these tools, skill requirements, and discipline applicability.

Required: Laptop or Tablet

PM-8 Compliance conversations: Providing faculty and staff professional development on critical topics

Mike Gau, Assistant Executive Director of Alternative Delivery Systems and Randy Mentz, Research and Compliance Manager, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Distance education programs must be compliant with numerous internal and external regulations. Explore how to use compliance conversations to train your program professionals and support staff. Learn to do more than just ‘check the box’ as you develop high performing, compliant, quality online programming.

Required: Laptop or Tablet


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