|Schedule of Sessions
April 9, 2014 – 8:30am
April 9, 2014 – 10:30am
April 9, 2014 – 1:30pm
April 9, 2014 – 2:30pm.
- Gamification and Faculty Development: Practices From a Pilot Program
- Lead Presenter: Nakia Pope (Texas Wesleyan University, USA)
- Lisa Hammonds (Texas Wesleyan University, USA)
- Adeline Meira (Texas Wesleyan University, USA)
- The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Texas Wesleyan University reports from a pilot program of awarding points and badges for faculty development.
April 9, 2014 – 4:00pm
- Reclaim Learning: A Domain of One’s Own
- Lead Presenter: Jim Groom (University of Mary Washington, USA)
- Keynote Address
- This presentation will examine a decade worth of experimentation and development at the University of Mary Washington that has resulted in a series of innovative projects such as UMW Blogs (http://umwblogs.org), ds106 (http://ds106.us), and Domain of One’s Own (http://umwdomains.com)—not to mention its recent spin-off Reclaim Hosting (http://reclaimhosting.com). What all these projects have in common is they operate from a shared ethos of supporting an open environment for teaching and learning online by helping faculty and students alike exert control over the digital spaces they learn, teach, and ultimately live in.
April 10, 2014 – 8:15am
- Launch Pad Panel: Illuminating a New Ecosystem
- Lead Presenter: Michael Staton (Learn Capital, USA) – Panel Moderator
- In this plenary panel, Michael Staton will explore the opportunities and challenges intoday’s new higher education ecosystem through a thoughtful panel discussion with representatives from the Launch Pad, cutting-edge edtech entrepreneurs selected to participate at ET4Online through a competitive process.
April 10, 2014 – 10:10am
April 10, 2014 – 11:10am.
April 10, 2014 – 2:30pm
April 10, 2014 – 3:30pm
April 11, 2014 – 8:00am
- Mess in Online Education: How it is, How it Should Be
- Lead Presenter: Amy Collier (Stanford University, USA)
- Jen Ross (University of Edinburgh, UK)
- In this plenary session, Jen and Amy offer some ideas about how and why we should stop offering and accepting promises of simplicity through educational technology. Tidiness, order and sameness should never be our ultimate goal when it comes to fostering great online learning. Through stories, examples and provocations, we’ll try to convince you to abandon simplicity and embrace mess in your digital educational practices.
April 11, 2014 – 9:25am
- Setting Students Up for Success in Online Courses
- Lead Presenter: Marilyn Skrocki (Saginaw Valley State University, USA)
- Poonam Kumar (Saginaw Valley State University, USA)
- This presentation will share examples of pedagogical practices used at the course level to help students become more effective learners in an online environment..
April 11, 2014 – 10:40am
April 11, 2014 – 11:40am
- Advancing Social & Mobile Learning with an Integrated Suite of Rich Media Tools
- Lead Presenter: Susan Gautsch (USC Price School of Public Policy, USA)
- Charla Griffy-Brown (Pepperdine University – Graziadio School of Business & Management , USA)
- In fully online, blended, and on-campus programs, our schools engage students in once unimaginable ways with a suite of new simple yet powerful tools integrated into our LMS