Workshops

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 ($35 value). See registration page for workshop fees.

View the full workshop descriptions and key takeaways.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
MORNING WORKSHOPS
8:30-11:30 am

AM-1 MULTI-GENERATIONAL 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

Explore strategies to address the needs of the many generations of online learners.

Required: Laptop or Tablet


AM-2 HARNESSING THE POWER OF GOOGLE TOOLS

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

Gain hands-on experience with innovative tools to make online learning more participatory and interactive.

Required: Laptop


AM-3 FACILITATE GENUINE COMMUNICATION IN YOUR ONLINE COURSE

Andrew Cole, Learning Technology Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Bob Dubois, Learning Facilitator of Technology, Waukesha County Technical College

Move beyond the traditional notions of “online discussions” as text-based threads and explore strategies for employing technology tools and feedback. 


AM-4 CARING FOR AND CONNECTING WITH ADJUNCT FACULTY: STRATEGIES THAT WORK

Brad Garner, Director of Faculty Enrichment, Indiana Wesleyan University

Examine the critical elements of recruitment, onboarding, training, and support to assure that part-time and freelance faculty receive ongoing training and assistance.

Required: Laptop or Tablet


AM-5 ASSESSING STUDENTS IN ONLINE COURSES: BEST PRACTICES

Raymond Lawson, Dean of Online Learning, Oakton Community College

Well-planned assessments continuously measure how well students are learning and provide instructors information to improve their teaching methods and strategies.

Required: Laptop


AM-6 UNPACK THIS WORKSHOP: AN OER ABOUT OER

Susan Ko, Faculty & Faculty Development Consultant and
Olena Zhadko, Director of Online Education, Lehman College, CUNY

Learn the most effective and impactful implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) for your courses or at your institution.


AM-7 IGNITE CREATIVITY IN YOUR STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS USING VISUAL DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Tommy Demos, Assistant Professor of Film, Television, and Digital Production and Eric Cornish, Assistant Professor of Graphic Design Technology, Miami Dade College

Well designed multimedia projects can effectively replace written assignments and improve student engagement and retention.

Required: Laptop


AM-8 HOW TO TEACH ONLINE AND STILL HAVE A LIFE

Karen Skibba, Online Faculty Development Project Manager and Dolores Sirek, Senior Information Processing Consultant, University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies

Develop strategies for managing workload and prioritizing your time to help balance your “quality of life” and online teaching  commitments.

Required: Laptop or Tablet

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS
1:15–2:45 pm

PM-1 IMPROVE LEARNING WITH VOICE AND SCREENCASTING FEEDBACK TO YOUR 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. 

By Request – this is the return of a very popular 2018 Workshop!

Required: Laptop/Headset optional


PM-2 CREATING PERSONALIZED, SOCIAL, AND CO-CONSTRUCTED LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Rick Shearer, Director Research – World Campus and
Jessica Resig, Instructional Designer, Pennsylvania State University

Explore changes in distance education as we move beyond the industrial approach to learning and toward a post-modern, post-industrial model encompassing personalized, adaptive, and social/connectivist teaching and learning approaches.


PM-3 THAT’S A WRAP: DEVELOP SELF-DIRECTED LEARNERS WITH COGNITIVE WRAPPERS

Amanda Hinson-Enslin, Instructional Designer, Texas Woman’s University and Katie Deering, Instructional Design Consultant, University of North Texas

Learn the what, when, why, and how of using cognitive wrappers to help your online students reflect and identify their shortcomings and achievements, then adjust their learning approach.


PM-4 CREATE ENGAGING VIDEOS FOR ONLINE LEARNING

Ryan Eash, Learning and Development Specialist, TechSmith Corporation

If you’ve created some learning video but want to go beyond the basics, join this hands-on workshop featuring intermediate and advanced tactics, tips and best practices for better, more impactful instructional video demonstrations and lessons.


PM-5 LET’S GET “PERSONA-L”: USING PERSONAS TO HELP DESIGN UNIVERSALLY INCLUSIVE COURSES

Jana Hitchcock, Instructional Designer and
Sonya Woods, Accessibility Specialist & Training Coordinator, Penn State World Campus

Enrich your understanding of accessibility and use of universal design to solve online learning challenges by working with personas to inform your design decisions and select innovative technology/tool solutions.

Required: Laptop/Mobile Device


PM-6 TRANSFORM YOUR ONLINE DISCUSSIONS

Tori Svoboda, Assistant Professor/M.S. Ed. Program Director, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Explore a variety of approaches to shift discussions from more transactional to more transformative.


PM-7 TECHNOLOGY HACKS FOR CEMENTING LEARNING

Jane Sutterlin, Learning Designer and Emily Baxter, Learning Designer, Penn State University

Learn how cognitive science research can be easily applied in the online classroom to help students retain what they learn – all without adding extra demands on your time and workload.

Required: Laptop


PM-8 CAREER MANAGEMENT CHECK-UP

Elizabeth Schrimpf, Career Counselor and April McHugh, Career Counselor, University of Wisconsin-Madison Continuing Studies.

You may not be looking for a job right now, but a great job might be looking for you, so keep your professional first impression always polished and at-the-ready with power techniques for resumes, CV’s, and using LinkedIn.