Sloan Consortium Blended Learning Conference

Join us for an exciting virtual conference on blended learning! It will be streamed live in Lamson 217. Come for any or all of the presentations!

Sponsored by LTOE

July 8 - 8:30am

Lead Presenter: Dylan Barth (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA)

Tanya Joosten (University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA)

Session Duration: 210 Minutes

Abstract: This workshop will engage participants through presentation and discussion to develop potential strategies and considerations for ensuring quality in blended courses on their campuses.

July 8 - 1:00pm

Lead Presenter: Jason Gregersen (Michigan Technological University, USA)

Session Duration: 50 Minutes

Abstract: How can you strengthen your course, challenge your students, all while improving curriculum discussion and faculty development? Blended learning across multiple sections!

July 8 - 2:00pm

Lead Presenter: Paige McDonald (The George Washington University, USA)

Laurie B. Lyons (The George Washington University, USA)

Howard Straker (George Washington University, USA)

Linda Cotton (George Washington University, USA)

Session Duration: 50 Minutes

Abstract: This presentation reviews faculty development initiatives and course redesign approaches that encourage adoption of blended learning in Health Science programs at The George Washington University.

July 8 - 3:00pm

Lead Presenter: Liz Ciabocchi (Long Island University, USA)

Amy Ginsberg (Long Island University, USA)

Session Duration: 50 Minutes

Abstract: The presenters will provide an overview of faculty development practices for training and/or certifying blended instructors in traditional higher education institutions.

July 8 - 4:30pm

Lead Presenter: Alec Couros (University of Regina, CA)

Keynote Address

Session Duration: 60 Minutes

Abstract: The prevalence of social media & social networking tools have greatly increased over the past several years. While this has meant an enhanced toolset for educators, 'business' models inherent in these new web products threaten to reshape educational systems in ways not consistent with ideal learning environments.

July 9 - 8:00am

Lead Presenter: Marc Parry (The Chronicle of Higher Education, USA) - Panel Moderator

Charles R. Graham (Brigham Young University, USA)

Heather Staker (Clayton Christensen Institute, USA)

Anders Norberg (Skellefteå Council/Umeå University, SE)

George Mehaffy (American Association of State Colleges and Universities, USA)

Session Duration: 60 Minutes

Abstract: The blended learning experts on this panel will introduce an upcoming book, Blended Learning: Research Perspectives Volume 2, and discuss the current state of blended learning research and practice as well as the needs and challenges for future research.

July 9 - 9:10am

Lead Presenter: Chantal Levesque-Bristol (Purdue University, USA)

Tomalee Doan (Purdue University, USA)

Session Duration: 50 Minutes

Abstract: IMPACT course redesign. Purdue University is flipping, blending, transforming, and reinventing the way we teach, students learn across the disciplines, and institutional change is fostered.

July 9 - 10:10am

Lead Presenter: Jon Mladic (Rasmussen College - Romeoville/Joliet, USA)

Session Duration: 50 Minutes

Abstract: Many Faculty struggle with the transition from teaching purely residentially to teaching in a blended modality. Focused training can increase success rates.

July 9 - 11:20am

Lead Presenter: Hossein N Hamam (University of Massachusetts Boston and American University of Beirut, USA)

Zaimah Khan (Northern Virginia Community College, USA)

Session Duration: 50 Minutes

Abstract: The presentation highlights best practices for building community in blended learning, utilizing a case study and a literature review of current trends.

July 9 - 1:30pm

Session Duration: 75 Minutes

Lead Presenter: Dawn Nordine (Cooperative Educational Service Agency 9, USA)

Michele Nickels (Cooperative Educational Service Agency 9, USA)

Janice D. Mertes (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, USA)

Concurrent Session: Unconference Session 1 & 2 (combined)

Session Duration: 165 Minutes

Abstract: Learn critical components for developing a K-12 blended learning program. Examine essential planning questions, implementation strategies, and promising practices to jumpstart your opportunities.

July 9 - 3:00pm

Session Duration: 70 Minutes

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