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Welcome to NWeLearn 2019! We are excited about his annual event. Here is some housekeeping information to navigate the event:
  • The conference is hosted in the Convention Center, a separate building next to the Riverhouse Hotel. You can walk there from the hotel by taking one of the paths that go under MT Washington Drive or drive directly there.
  • The Convention Center has two levels. Meals and main sessions will be held in the lower level and the breakout sessions will be held in the main or 1st floor.
  • Restrooms are in the 1st Floor across from Cascadia B.
  • The Thursday night, Networking & Hors D’oeuvres, will be held right after the last Thursday breakout session in the main entrance space by the fireplace on the 1st floor.
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Thursday, October 17
 

7:00am

Registration
Thursday October 17, 2019 7:00am - 4:00pm
Cascade Lobby Riverhouse on the Deschutes

7:30am

Breakfast
Thursday October 17, 2019 7:30am - 9:30am
Lower Level Hall Riverhouse on the Deschutes

8:45am

Welcome & Trailers
Thursday October 17, 2019 8:45am - 9:30am
Lower Level Hall Riverhouse on the Deschutes

9:40am

Data Visualization Literacy: What’s up with that chart? What’s it telling me?
Data visualizations are becoming more and more common in the field of eLearning, but do we understand what these visualizations are telling us? In this hands-on discussion session, participants will work in small groups to identify the purpose and importance of data visualizations, discuss appropriate uses for common chart or graph types, and apply basic data visualization principles to evaluate examples. Participants can expect to leave the session with resources to continue their learning!

By attending this session, participants will:
  • Identify the purpose and importance of data visualizations
  • Discuss appropriate use of common chart or graph types
  • Apply basic principles of data visualizations to evaluate examples of charts and graphs

Speakers
avatar for Amy Donley

Amy Donley

Administrative Program Specialist, Research Unit, Oregon State University Ecampus
Amy Donley is the administrative program specialist for the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit where she creates data visualizations for reports, social media, and other forms of research dissemination.
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Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto

Assistant Director of the OSU Research Unit, Oregon State University Ecampus


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:40am - 10:40am
Cascade E Riverhouse on the Deschutes

9:40am

Beyond Accessibility Compliance: Creating Courses that Welcome All Students
In this session, participants will explore the differences between accessibility, universal design for learning (UDL), and inclusive design. After a brief description of these concepts from a historical perspective, participants will examine the practical implications of designing inclusive environments for today’s online students. The session will include multiple real world examples and practices that can be easily implemented into the online classroom.

Objectives

By the end of our session, participants will be able to:
  1. Differentiate between accessible design, universal design, and inclusive design, and reframe their understanding of disability based on these principles.
  2. Describe the current demographics of online students, identify their diverse needs, and explore assumptions.
  3. List benefits to learners when principles of inclusive design are used to design courses.
  4. List practical steps faculty and designers can take to make courses more welcoming and inclusive.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Garcia

Heather Garcia

Instructional Design Specialist
Heather Garcia is an instructional design specialist with Oregon State University Ecampus. She holds a Masters degree in Instructional Science and Technology from California State University, Monterey Bay and has over a decade of experience collaborating with faculty and other experts... Read More →
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Elisabeth McBrien

Instructional Design Specialist, Oregon State University
Elisabeth McBrien an instructional design specialist at Ecampus.  She has a BS in Science, a BA in Liberal Studies, and an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.  Before joining Ecampus as an instructional designer, Elisabeth had been a full-time instructor at Oregon... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:40am - 10:40am
Cascade B Riverhouse on the Deschutes

9:40am

Beyond PowerPoint Presentations: An Interactive Multimedia Approach to Online Learning
The Untethered Lecture Capture project is an award-winning, unique multimedia approach to driving student engagement and enhancing student options to personalize study plans. Drawing on research-based findings about the strength of multimodal forms of content presentation, this proven teaching method has resulted in higher test scores, more focused attention, and greater retention for students while allowing faculty more convenience and range in content delivery. Bring your own device to this interactive presentation for a taste of what it’s like to engage on the fly with content as it’s being presented and recorded in real time. We will share first person scenarios from our faculty members on how they use the ULC technique in their own classes including chemistry, foreign language, math, engineering, and theology and the impact it’s had on their teaching and on student learning.

From this workshop you will take away:
  • An understanding of why a multimodal approach to content delivery produces superior results for learners
  • Immediate applications of this teaching technique to your own online or hybrid class
  • A better way to offer virtual office hours, consultations, and group discussions or meetings
  • Proven ideas for how to engage your students with online content

Speakers
avatar for Maria Erb

Maria Erb

Instructional Designer, University of Portland
Maria Erb is an Instructional Designer from the University of Portland. She is the co-host of the UPTechTalk podcast and the developer of the interactive discussion series UPCrossroads which tackles topics at the intersection of teaching and technology. She holds an M.Ed. from the... Read More →
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Stephen Loutzenhiser

Instructional Technology and Design Specialist, University of Portland
Stephen Loutzenhiser (Lootz-EN-hi-zer) is an instructional design & technology specialist at the University of Portland, where he works to find new technologies to help instructors and students interact with each other in more accessible and innovative ways, both in and out of the... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:40am - 10:40am
Cascade C Riverhouse on the Deschutes

9:40am

E-texts as Collaborative Engagement
This presentation will look at the latest online collaborative annotation tools. These tools represent a significant advance in our ability to share and analyze electronic texts. Students can highlight, annotate, share, and discuss a text from any browser, in any document on the internet. These new affordances allow teachers and instructional designers to design new kinds of assignments that allow students to make connections between documents, one another, and new knowledge. Examples in the presentation will include recent projects using the free online "Hypothesis" software, such as the Annotating Englebart Project. The presentation will be shared live and will annotated live by participants.

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Cain

Geoff Cain

Ed Tech Specialist, Washington State Board for Community & Tech Colleges
Geoff Cain works with the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges on educational technology projects such as badging, data analytics, and instructional design. He has previously taught English and Adult Basic Education in the community colleges.


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:40am - 10:40am
Cascade D Riverhouse on the Deschutes

9:40am

Increasing Instructor Presence in the Online Classroom
How can we help instructors increase their online presence? This presentation discusses ways to help faculty learn how to connect with their students online, specifically by sharing our combined 25+ years’ experience teaching and facilitating interactive online courses, strategies we have developed for increasing instructor presence, and student feedback to meaningful engagement in the online classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kim Carter-Cram

Dr. Kim Carter-Cram

Lecturer, Boise State University
My name is Kim Carter-Cram. I hold a Ph.D. in French literature from UCLA. I have taught humanities, language, world literatures and cultures, philosophy and women's studies at several universities, and have been teaching at Boise State University since 2003. I have 13 years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jennifer Black

Dr. Jennifer Black

Lecturer, Boise State University
Dr. Jennifer Black is a faculty member in the English Department at Boise State University, where she teaches courses in Renaissance literature and humanities. She also works as a Faculty Associate with the eCampus Center. She has designed and taught many different online courses... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:40am - 10:40am
Cascade F Riverhouse on the Deschutes

9:40am

Virtual Reality: The Time is Now
Experience virtual reality first hand, using one of the latest headsets. Learn tips for establishing a VR-based program at your college and avoiding pitfalls. Discover OER for building your own curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce A Wolcott

Bruce A Wolcott

Instructor, XR Lab Faculty Lead, Bellevue College
Communication Studies faculty, XR Lab Organizer, eLearning curriculum designer. Uses of virtual/augmented reality technologies for teaching and learning, shared virtual workspaces, NW VR ED Network group.
avatar for Monica Marlo

Monica Marlo

Immedgineer, Portland Community College
Monica Marlo is an Immedgineer, or Immersive Education Engineer at Portland Community College, who helps faculty effectively use media tools to meet their measurable objectives. As the current coordinator of the Oregon Community Colleges Distance Learning Association's Emergent Technology... Read More →
avatar for Paula Ascher

Paula Ascher

Virtual Campus Coordinator, Columbia Gorge Community College
Paula works and plays in the Columbia River Gorge.


Thursday October 17, 2019 9:40am - 10:40am
Cascade A

10:50am

ANVILL 3.0: An Online Speech Tool for Many Audiences
In this presentation, we will introduce the latest version of our open-source software, A National Virtual Language Lab 3.0. ANVILL is a web-based tool that has morphed from being primarily an A/V recorder for speech-based lessons into a multifaceted app that enables the creation of content-rich interactions for both mobile as well as desktop devices.
We’ve been working on this genre of software for a while—ANVILL is now more than 12 years old. This latest version re-imagines the tool for pedagogical contexts that are almost always hybrid, frequently online, and always reliant on a learning management platform of some sort.
Its streaming media engine has been built from scratch (currently on AWS) to be both globally responsive and affordable. And most importantly, its user interface and functionality have been re-designed to take advantage of the knowledge gained from listening to hundreds of language and humanities teachers about how they use ANVILL.
Our goal for this presentation is to both introduce the many new features of the tool but also to use feedback from a discerning audience like NW eLearners to gauge how well we’re meeting expectations for a next generation, language-focused tool.
One of the innovations of the software is a seamless weaving of ANVILL’s strengths as a media tool with the interactivity provided by the software suite known as H5P. The combination means that speech or video and responses of all types can co-exist easily on a page. Task types are easily distinguished, can be simple or complex, and feedback is informative and usually immediate. Materials can be scaffolded and differentiated, recorded, and reported back to the LMS.
Collectively we should all leave with a better understanding of what language faculty are looking for in modern speech-based software, and how developers and instructional designers working with them and their learners can best respond to their needs.
Shorter abstract
In this workshop, we will learn to use the latest version of the free and open-source software, ANVILL 3.0. This new version, rebuilt from the ground up, is optimized for pedagogical contexts that are fluid (F2F-hybrid-online) and for teachers who have very little time for authoring. One innovation is a seamless weaving of ANVILL’s strengths as a media tool with the interactivity of H5P apps. The combination means that speech or video are no longer stumbling blocks as input or output tasks, and that content of all types can co-exist easily on a page.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Magoto

Jeff Magoto

Director, Yamada Language Center
I'm the director of the Yamada Language Center (YLC) at the University of Oregon. I've been a language teacher for 40 years, but lately most of my time is spent talking to, watching, mentoring, and advocating on behalf of teachers. YLC is a technology and pedagogy resource center... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Cascade A

10:50am

Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom
Artificial intelligence devices are starting to be integrated into k-12 and higher ed classrooms. This purpose of this session is to introduce you to a variety of these devices, highlight the possibilities of AI in the classroom, and provide time for you to experience the devices first hand. We'll also discuss ethics surrounding the use of these devices, current research, and trends in artificial intelligence. Technologies will include Alexa, Jibo, Vector, Loomo, Lily, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Cassidy Hall

Cassidy Hall

Director/Associate Professor, University of Idaho Doceo Center
Cassidy Hall is the director for the Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning, as well as an associate professor of learning technologies in the University of Idaho’s Curriculum and Instruction Department. Hall spent the last six years delivering professional development to K-12 teachers... Read More →
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Yudi Zhu

Teaching Assistant, University of Idaho Doceo Center


Thursday October 17, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Cascade C Riverhouse on the Deschutes

10:50am

Benefits of Using Open Educational Resources
Open educational resources (OERs) can change how you teach and how students learn. While the OER movement may have started as a way to save students money, research has shown that OERs have a positive impact on student learning. Session outcomes include: 1) Knowledge of the history of OERs and where to find resources, 2) Understanding the benefits of using OERs for instructors, and 3) Understanding the benefits of using OERs for students.

Speakers
avatar for Velda Arnaud

Velda Arnaud

Department Chair, Instructor, Advisor, Blue Mountain Community College
Velda Arnaud has a long history as a dedicated undergraduate instructor within 2-year, 4-year, and career/technical programs. Her foci are leadership, education, and service. She is committed to replacing expensive textbooks with open educational resources in order to save students... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Cascade E Riverhouse on the Deschutes

10:50am

Dr. Feedback: A Guide to Healthy Feedback Practice
Have you ever wondered what students pay attention to when you give them feedback? How much is too much? Inspired by health and science university students transitioning into the role of practitioner, this workshop provides an x-ray look at feedback with a fun interactive workbook that hones in on messages, timing, and forms. Participants will practice constructive approaches to motivate learners from being individual to team-oriented; seeing evaluation as an internal process of intrinsic motivation that can drive a professional life; and as a method for facing challenges rather than hiding weaknesses for a learning practice that thrives.

Objectives
  1. Participants will be able to recognize student feedback needs based on assignment length, depth, and modality of learning.
  2. Participants will be able to compose useful and timely feedback to students.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Bailey

Carrie Bailey

Faculty Development Specialist, OHSU
Carrie Bailey, a Faculty Development Specialist at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), manages a portfolio of online courses for the School of Nursing and works to provide learning solutions for the educational needs in academic health center. Previously, she taught English... Read More →
avatar for Amy Forester

Amy Forester

Faculty Development Specialist, Oregon Health and Science University
Amy Forester is a Faculty Development Specialist in the Teaching and Learning Center at Oregon Health and Science University, where she works with faculty on teaching effectiveness and course design primarily in the Department of Bioinformatics and Clinical Epidemiology as well as... Read More →
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Kathie Forney

Kathie Forney is a Media Development Specialist at OHSU. She expanded her online course development skills and media production expertise at Spokane Falls Community College before coming to OHSU, where she has faithfully served in the Teaching and Learning Center for over eight years... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Cascade D Riverhouse on the Deschutes

10:50am

KISS: The Value of Simplicity in Online Education
How does KISS, the design principle of simplicity, address digital education issues of accessibility, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), diversity, and inclusion? Simplicity is a recurring theme in accessibility from web development code to the writing on public government websites. We will look at examples of how the KISS principle helps to minimize barriers for learners with disabilities, provide solutions to user challenges, create robust cooperation with assistive technologies, and foster equitable and inclusive online learning environments for all.

Objectives
  1. Apply the elegance of simplicity to principles of accessibility and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
  2. Design inclusive and equitable online learning environments for diverse users.
  3. Improve access to digital course content.

Speakers
avatar for Graciela Vidal

Graciela Vidal

Interprofessional Education Coordinator Educational Improvement and Innovation, OHSU
avatar for Justi Echeles

Justi Echeles

Accessibility and Faculty Development Specialist, OHSU
Justi Echeles joined OHSU’s Teaching and Learning Center in April 2018 as an Accessibility and Faculty Development Specialist. She brings her experience as a secondary school teacher and as an online course developer in higher education to OHSU. At OHSU's Teaching and Learning Center... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Cascade B Riverhouse on the Deschutes

10:50am

Play Attention: How Game Design Can Inform Online Learning and Motivation
Games provide shining examples of building motivation into their virtual environments. This session will demonstrate different ways to incorporate game design elements into online courses as a tool for improving engagement and motivation. Emphasis will be on how small changes in course design can deeply affect student motivation. We will introduce motivational theory and pedagogical research as it applies to education and gaming, as well as presenting standard game elements. Topics will include implementing role-playing, tech-trees, questing, and emergent narratives.

Session Objectives
  • Approach course design with a new perspective.
  • Experience how uninteresting activities can be transformed through world building and other game elements.
  • Conceptualize how robust gaming structures can be woven throughout a course.
  • Access resources that introduce research in motivation and self-determination theory (SDT).
  • Practice transforming your own course activities using gaming elements as inspiration.

Speakers
avatar for Meghan Naxer

Meghan Naxer

Instructional Design Specialist, Oregon State University Ecampus
Meghan Naxer is an Instructional Design Specialist at Oregon State University's Ecampus. Prior experience includes five years of instructional design and online teaching experience at Kent State University and the University of Oregon. Before joining the Ecampus team, I was an assistant... Read More →
avatar for Chris Lindberg

Chris Lindberg

Instructional Design Specialist, Oregon State University Ecampus
I am an Instructional Design Specialist for Oregon State University Ecampus. Previously, I was the Instructional Design Coordinator for the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine and an Instructional Designer for Clackamas Community College before that. In a previous life, experience... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 10:50am - 11:50am
Cascade F Riverhouse on the Deschutes

12:00pm

Lunch & Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Flower Darby

Flower Darby

Director of Teaching for Student Success, Northern Arizona University
Flower Darby is a Senior Instructional Designer and adjunct faculty member at Northern Arizona University, where she has taught for over 22 years. She is also adjunct faculty for Estrella Mountain Community College. Darby teaches online, blended and face-to-face courses in a range... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Lower Level Hall Riverhouse on the Deschutes

1:40pm

10-minute Lightning Rounds
Game the online learning conversation!
Monica Marlo, Portland Community College, Immedgineer
This lightning round will introduce attendees to a creative judgement type card game created for the Portland Community College 2019 Online Learning Summit. A brief two minute overview of game play will be followed by a three minute play round. A final minute is used to point attendees to where they can print their own version of our creative commons licensed materials and play at their next event.

Leveraging eSports and Interactive Online Learning to Teach CTE and STEM Skills
Brett Shelton, Boise State University, Professor
Todd Conley, highschool.gg
We highlight eSports in high schools and demonstrate an interactive learning platform and career-technical student organization that uses machine learning to iteratively gamify education to students.



Speakers
avatar for Monica Marlo

Monica Marlo

Immedgineer, Portland Community College
Monica Marlo is an Immedgineer, or Immersive Education Engineer at Portland Community College, who helps faculty effectively use media tools to meet their measurable objectives. As the current coordinator of the Oregon Community Colleges Distance Learning Association's Emergent Technology... Read More →
avatar for Brett Shelton

Brett Shelton

Professor, Boise State University
Dr. Brett E. Shelton uses a variety of mixed-method research approaches to study vision, perception, cognition, and the design and assessment of innovative technologies for learning. Other interests include immersive and interactive learning environments, data visualizations, open... Read More →
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Todd Conley

highschool.gg


Thursday October 17, 2019 1:40pm - 2:10pm
Lower Level Hall Riverhouse on the Deschutes

2:20pm

Creating and facilitating effective discussions in online courses
In this session, the research and practice on the use of asynchronous and synchronous online discussions in fully online courses will be summarized. A specific focus will be on how to design and facilitate discussions that are engaging and memorable. Participants will leave with ideas of how to create engaging online discussions.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Lowenthal

Patrick Lowenthal

Associate Professor, Boise State University
Patrick R. Lowenthal is an Associate Professor of Educational Technology at Boise State University, where he teaches master’s and doctoral students in fully online graduate programs. He specializes in designing and developing online learning environments. His research focuses on... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Cascade A

2:20pm

Does this need to be a PDF? Creating Accessible Documents
I always like to ask, does this document need to be a PDF? We have become creators and users of Portable Document Format or PDF since their inception in the 1990s as a consistent way to share documents, including text formatting and inline images, in different platforms. All a person needed was the Adobe Reader plugin. Not everyone had access to MS Office and the free office suites did not fully port formatting between systems. Now, we have a more open web, everyone who needs it, can have free or purchased access to MS Office. The free office suites are much versatile and we can even get MacOS office programs for free. The time has come to adapt and be better, do better and create content that is universally accessible to everyone from the start. Besides, when we practice good practices, we also make better formatted content that is consistent and looks nice. You walk away with this presentation, checklists, strategies, and tutorial lessons that you can access anytime.

Learning Objectives
  • Review best practices guidelines for creating more accessible content
  • Explore MS Word and PowerPoint accessibility features
  • Look at PDFs and their usability in our world today
Link to presentation: tinyurl.com/nwelearn-access





Speakers
avatar for Ana Thompson

Ana Thompson

Learning & Access Designer, Universitry of Washington Bothell
Ana Thompson has worked in higher education for the last 18 years in IT, digital learning and instructional design. As a Learning & Access Designer, Ana enjoys working with faculty members, staff and students to streamline the use of technology tools as well as promote digital fluency... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Cascade C Riverhouse on the Deschutes

2:20pm

Exploring SmarterMeasure to Identify and Reduce Digital Opportunity Gaps
SmarterMeasure is an online survey that helps students evaluate their readiness to take an online class. With the goal of increasing online student success, Shoreline Community College has been using SmarterMeasure for a handful of years and now has enough usage data to present key findings on how the tool is helping the College meet that goal. SmarterMeasure improves success among students from underserved communities and who are historically underrepresented in higher education in that it helps students of color earn better grades. It also helps with retention, especially for students attending college for the first time and those taking online classes solely. Audience members will learn the what, why, how, and when of SmarterMeasure deployment at Shoreline Community College and will reflect on whether their institution should consider using SmarterMeasure or a similar assessment tool.

Session objectives:

Audience members will learn the what, why, how, and when of SmarterMeasure usage at Shoreline Community College:
  • What SmarterMeasure is
  • How teachers are using SmarterMeasure
  • Why the College is using SmarterMeasure
  • How much it costs
  • How and when Shoreline is marketing SmarterMeasure [to current and prospective students]
  • How many students have taken SmarterMeasure at the College
  • How the College follows up with students who have taken SmarterMeasure
  • When it is most effective for students to take the survey
  • What populations of students benefit the most from using SmarterMeasure
  • How the tool is helping bridge the equity and achievement gap

Speakers
avatar for Ann Garnsey-Harter

Ann Garnsey-Harter

Executive Director for eLearning, Classroom Support, Continuing Education, & (Interim) Technology Support Services, Shoreline Community College
Dr. Ann Garnsey-Harter is the Executive Director for eLearning, Classroom Support, Continuing Education, & (Interim) Technology Support Services at Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, WA. She also is a Title IX Investigator for the College. She has specialized in eLearning and... Read More →
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Jordan Lee

eLearning Advisor, Shoreline Community College
I currently work as an eLearning Advisor at Shoreline Community College, where I support Academic Advising Services and our eLearning department. I split my time between serving the online student population and assisting the eLearning department.I’m also an Instructional Designer... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Cascade E Riverhouse on the Deschutes

2:20pm

Google Forms to the Max
Join Danielle and Sarah in a most excellent journey with Google Forms. You'll learn about creating and sharing forms, different question types, reviewing submissions, exporting results as a sheet, and the quizzing feature. Bring a laptop or mobile device to practice while you learn.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Griffith

Sarah Griffith

Director of eLearning, Lower Columbia College
Since 2012, Sarah has worked in the Lower Columbia College eLearning Office, first as a program coordinator and most recently as the director. Sarah spent seven very formative years in Abilene, TX. While in Texas she became addicted to sweet tea, learned a new language (y’all=you... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Casey

Danielle Casey

eLearning Program Coordinator, Lower Columbia College
I've made a career out of being obnoxiously helpful, overwhelmingly curious, and undeniably enthusiastic. Ask me about HTML in Canvas! Or orangutans! I love both!


Thursday October 17, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Cascade D Riverhouse on the Deschutes

2:20pm

Trusting Students to Teach Each Other: Using Peer Review for a Term-Long Group Project
Learn how an OSU Instructor and Instructional Designer staged a term-long group project that includes multiple phases of peer review. Using Canvas and Peerceptiv, students work collaboratively to create a group presentation on a controversial health topic. Rather than relying exclusively on lectures, students learn from each other by peer reviewing the work of other groups at various stages, going through extensive, student-facing rubrics. The staging of the assignments allows them to practice the steps in smaller increments and integrate feedback before their final presentation. It also encourages them to think critically about sources and research.


Speakers
avatar for Amy Munger

Amy Munger

Instructional Designer, Oregon State
Amy is an instructional designer with a passion for bringing education to life. She dares students to develop into their best selves by creating learning environments that are dynamic, engaging, experiential, and meaningful. Amy received her MSEd in Information Technology degree... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Cascade B Riverhouse on the Deschutes

2:20pm

Using Personas to Develop Effective Communication Strategies
Working with faculty, instructors, and other stakeholders in the development of online and hybrid learning often means dealing with a wide variety of experience levels, comfort with technology, styles, and preferences. Strong relationships rely on trust and effective communication to ensure positive outcomes and lasting success. As an experienced instructional designer with more than ten years providing course development collaboration and support in higher education, the presenter shares her ideas and approaches to establish and maintain cordial, productive relationships. Using the principles of design thinking to identify style- and skill-related characteristics often encountered in the academic environment, this session invites you to consider tailored approaches to develop effective and productive collaboration with three fictional personas: the recent PhD graduate with no online teaching experience, the mid-career, technically-competent self-sufficient instructor, and the busy, late-career, technology-tentative professor. Attendees will work in pairs or small groups to actively assess the priorities and preferences of these personas to develop appropriate goals and tactics for effective communication.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Fein

Susan Fein

Instructional Designer, Oregon State University
Susan Fein has worked in higher education as an Instructional Designer, supporting faculty and instructors to design and develop online and hybrid courses for more than ten years. Prior to joining OSU's Ecampus in 2016, Susan worked at Washington State University's Global Campus... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Cascade F Riverhouse on the Deschutes

3:30pm

You want me to do what?: Models of Cross-Institutional Peer Support and Investigation of Faculty Instructional Design Requests
Instructional designers receive unusual and/or challenging requests. Sometimes these requests require the abilities to research, problem solve, and prioritize to offer quality service while maintaining positive relationships between faculty and instructional support professionals. Collaboration with colleagues across institutions presents an ideal way to navigate these complex requests. In this session, facilitators will engage participants in a group ideation activity to review strategies for managing requests and simulate the collaborative process.

For this session, participants should consider recent unusual and/or challenging instructional design requests for review and analysis. Attendees should plan to engage with colleagues across campuses and institutional types in a dialogue about approaching instructional design projects.

Session Objectives:
Participants will be able to...
  • identify and classify complex instructional design requests;
  • explore strategies for managing and processing instructional design requests; and
  • collaborate with cross-institutional peers and experience the group ideation process.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Waters

Todd Waters

Instructional Designer and Communication Faculty, Whatcom Community College
Todd Waters is Instructional Designer and Faculty at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, WA. He is a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership and Assessment at Northcentral University.
avatar for Andrew Blick

Andrew Blick

Director of Technology, Planning, and Instructional Design, Outreach and Continuing Education, Western Washington University
Andrew Blick is Director of Technology, Planning, and Instructional Design in Outreach and Continuing Education at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA. He is a doctoral candidate in Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University.


Thursday October 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cascade C Riverhouse on the Deschutes

3:30pm

Accessibility Tools for All
It is unfortunate that many wonderful tech tools are referred to as "accessibility" tools because it makes one think that these tools support a particular audience. Many of these tools can be utilized by all to better support learning and increase productivity. This hands-on session will highlight many of the tools and ask for your active participation in utilizing them throughout the session. You'll want to have a device (laptop/tablet/chromebook) and your smartphone on hand to experience these tools from the student perspective. You'll walk away with many new tools to support all learners of all ages across content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Cassidy Hall

Cassidy Hall

Director/Associate Professor, University of Idaho Doceo Center
Cassidy Hall is the director for the Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning, as well as an associate professor of learning technologies in the University of Idaho’s Curriculum and Instruction Department. Hall spent the last six years delivering professional development to K-12 teachers... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cascade D Riverhouse on the Deschutes

3:30pm

Badging for Beginners
The presentation is an introduction to badges and badging: what they are and why institutions and instructors are using them. This presentation will also review the use of badges in education and professional development. Badges are digital microcredentials awarded to students or participants in professional development for skills and achievements. Badges enable instructors, departments, schools and other professional communities to identify new or existing competency areas and recognize mastery or demonstration of those competencies not ordinarily recognized by traditional credentials.

Participants in this presentation will learn about what badges are, how they are awarded, how earners can share them with potential employers. We will explore some of the features of Badgr and its integration with Canvas in the Washington state community and technical colleges. Participants will be awarded a badge!

Speakers
avatar for Geoff Cain

Geoff Cain

Ed Tech Specialist, Washington State Board for Community & Tech Colleges
Geoff Cain works with the Washington State Board for Community & Technical Colleges on educational technology projects such as badging, data analytics, and instructional design. He has previously taught English and Adult Basic Education in the community colleges.


Thursday October 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cascade A

3:30pm

Quit Trying to Build a Better Mousetrap to Stop Cheating: Create Assessments that Use Technology Instead of Fighting Against it
How can we create cheating-proof assessments for online classes? Instead of trying to police or out-tech students, discover new ways to create assessments that invite students to use technology and other resources. This is an interactive presentation where participants will try new ways to design evaluations of student work.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kim Carter-Cram

Dr. Kim Carter-Cram

Lecturer, Boise State University
My name is Kim Carter-Cram. I hold a Ph.D. in French literature from UCLA. I have taught humanities, language, world literatures and cultures, philosophy and women's studies at several universities, and have been teaching at Boise State University since 2003. I have 13 years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Jennifer Black

Dr. Jennifer Black

Lecturer, Boise State University
Dr. Jennifer Black is a faculty member in the English Department at Boise State University, where she teaches courses in Renaissance literature and humanities. She also works as a Faculty Associate with the eCampus Center. She has designed and taught many different online courses... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cascade B Riverhouse on the Deschutes

3:30pm

Ready, Set, Interact: Engaging Students Through Interactive Video
We said goodbye to the talking head several years ago and then learned to keep our videos short and sweet. But are students really watching the videos we create or embed from YouTube? Moreover, are learners learning from videos? In this session, attendees will see how today's video platforms -- such as Instructure's Arc and Edpuzzle -- can invite interaction and provide analytics.

Attendees will be able to
  • Identify video platforms that allow for students to enter comments at specific points.
  • Identify video platforms that require students to pause and answer quiz questions at specific points.
  • Identify video platforms that provide tracking to see whether students watched videos and, if so, for how long.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Nielsen

Crystal Nielsen

Instructional Designer & Technologist, Northwest Nazarene University
Crystal brings expertise in online course design, digital accessibility, and copyright compliance to her role as Instructional Designer & Technologist at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Involved in higher education since 2004, she has worked extensively with Blackboard... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cascade E Riverhouse on the Deschutes

3:30pm

The Engaged (online) Class Experience
Do you find engagement to be more challenging and mysterious online than on campus, and at least as necessary for success? In this session, you are invited to come learn and share approaches to grow your online classes’ engagement. We will consider engagement through a variety of lenses including the course content, the community, and technology tools. We will even dip into the “x-factor" - the little things you can do to spark interest and keep students coming back.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Scott

Jenny Scott

Associate Professor, Lewis-Clark State College
Jenny Scott is an Associate Professor in the Business Division at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, where she has taught for the past 10 years. Although she has delivered both online and f2f courses, she now teaches almost completely online, due to moving away from the... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Cascade F Riverhouse on the Deschutes

5:00pm

Networking & Hors D'oeuvres
Thursday October 17, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Lower Level Hall Riverhouse on the Deschutes
 
Friday, October 18
 

7:00am

Registration
Friday October 18, 2019 7:00am - 2:00pm
Cascade Lobby Riverhouse on the Deschutes

7:30am

Breakfast
Friday October 18, 2019 7:30am - 8:40am
Lower Level Hall Riverhouse on the Deschutes

8:10am

Welcome & Trailers
Friday October 18, 2019 8:10am - 8:40am
Lower Level Hall Riverhouse on the Deschutes

8:50am

Textbook affordability, engaged faculty, and student success: Key takeaways after three years and over a million dollars in student savings
Learn how a small university with limited seed funding developed a plan to incentivize faculty in reviewing, adopting and authoring OER. We’ll share benefits and challenges of our strategy, how we were able to obtain permanent sustainable funding, and the way we designed a Library Textbook Affordability Program by combining OER and library ebooks. Future plans for continued growth and momentum among faculty and students will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Ashford

Robin Ashford

Digital Learning, Research & Instruction Librarian, Head of Portland Center Library, George Fox University
Robin has over 20 years experience in academic libraries. She serves in the position of Digital Learning, Research & Instruction Librarian at George Fox University and is head of the Portland Center Library. Her interests, research and presentations include emerging technologies... Read More →
avatar for Gloria Doherty

Gloria Doherty

Director of Digital Learning, George Fox University
Gloria Doherty has partnered with faculty and administrators in Higher Education throughout her career with the goals to collaboratively explore learning practices, develop digital literacy, and create innovative learning communities. Opportunities for collaboration across consortia... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Ingersoll

Ryan Ingersoll

Dean of Libraries, George Fox University


Friday October 18, 2019 8:50am - 9:50am
Cascade B Riverhouse on the Deschutes

8:50am

An Accessible Course: So Easy, Your Grandma Could Do It!
If you’re like most faculty, you’ve heard that you need to make your courses accessible. Surely, that’s a task more formidable than helping your elderly relative set up a new smartphone. Or is it? In this session, attendees will learn several key concepts to make the creation of digitally accessible content second nature.

Attendees will be able to
  • Explain the basic, underlying principles involved with digital accessibility.
  • Identify how to make images accessible, including special cases such as infographics.
  • Identify how to make links accessible, including the use of image links and the concept of frontloading.
  • Identify how to make headings accessible, including how to avoid empty headings and presentational attributes.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Nielsen

Crystal Nielsen

Instructional Designer & Technologist, Northwest Nazarene University
Crystal brings expertise in online course design, digital accessibility, and copyright compliance to her role as Instructional Designer & Technologist at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. Involved in higher education since 2004, she has worked extensively with Blackboard... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 8:50am - 9:50am
Cascade D Riverhouse on the Deschutes

8:50am

Making Media Meaningful: Using Media to Stimulate Student Engagement
Oregon State University Ecampus is excited to showcase three innovative media solutions that can increase student engagement. Instructional design and multimedia experts present examples from statistics and microbiology where media elements captured students’ interest, increased participation, and created a more fun and engaging learning experience. We will demonstrate Video Driven Learning (VDL), animation, and interactive learning activities. We will discuss the benefits derived from these solutions, including how VDL provides student-use metrics that inform instructors and help them assess video effectiveness to enhance student performance, refresh learning materials and improve course design. The animation segment shows the magic of facial motion capture to create realistic, human-like character movement. As a valuable take-away, we’ll provide a resource list for different levels of production, budgets and skills, from affordable easy-to-use DIY solutions to high-end professional development suites, so you can choose tools appropriate for your institution and situation.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Fein

Susan Fein

Instructional Designer, Oregon State University
Susan Fein has worked in higher education as an Instructional Designer, supporting faculty and instructors to design and develop online and hybrid courses for more than ten years. Prior to joining OSU's Ecampus in 2016, Susan worked at Washington State University's Global Campus... Read More →
avatar for Austin Spaeth

Austin Spaeth

Lead Frontend Developer, Oregon State University Ecampus
Austin is a React frontend developer with a passion for interactive video and education.
avatar for Zach Van Stone

Zach Van Stone

Multimedia Developer, Oregon State University Ecampus
Zach works with the Ecampus media team to develop various multimedia projects, including video animations, graphics, audio, 3D models, and interactive learning modules.


Friday October 18, 2019 8:50am - 9:50am
Cascade A

8:50am

Onboarding Academica
Due to the diversity of our new faculty at KCC, we discovered that many of the needs and enculturation of our new employees was not being met. Our CTL discovered this opportunity to reduce their challenges as educators and to improve their comfort in the classroom by creating an onboarding process that has expanded from new instructors to all employees of the college.

We will share how we created a website to evaluate their initial competencies, met with them either face-to-face or online to create their courses in the LMS, and explained the mission of the college and assisted them in becoming productive and competent educators. We would also like to hear your successes with onboarding new faculty and staff.

Speakers
avatar for Edis Worden

Edis Worden

Instructional Innovation Trainer/CTL Lead, Klamath Community College
Edis Worden is currently the Head of the Center for Teaching and Learning at KCC. She brings many years of technology training in Oregon schools to the position.
avatar for David Edgell

David Edgell

Instructional Designer, Klamath Community College
David Edgell is Klamath Community College's Instructional Designer. He has over 25 years experience in Healthcare and Information Technology. He was an instructional designer, instructor, and trainer for Texas Tech University and their Health Sciences Center before relocating to... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 8:50am - 9:50am
Cascade C Riverhouse on the Deschutes

8:50am

Streamlining Course Design with DesignPLUS for Canvas
Baker Web Academy is the third-largest K-12 fully online charter school in Oregon. Students in all grades participate in online courses using the Canvas Learning Management System. There are 2100 students, 100 faculty members, and more than 1200 courses in the school’s Canvas instance.
In April of 2018, Baker Web Academy licensed DesignPLUS by Cidi Labs to streamline design processes in all its courses. In the year that followed, Ryan Gates (Technology director at Baker Web Academy), created course templates with interactive design elements to create a cohesive look and feel for all courses. 
Streamlining processes have saved the Baker tech team hours of work; now they are able to address teacher and student needs in Canvas with universal solutions. 

Speakers
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Ryan Gates

Technology Coordinator, Baker Charter School
I am an avid Bird-Watcher and my undergraduate degree is in Biology Education. I coach High school soccer coach and spend my weekends helping coach my children's various athletic endeavors. I love technology and helping find innovative ways to further the education of our students... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 8:50am - 9:50am
Cascade E Riverhouse on the Deschutes

8:50am

Support Learning through Optimal Course Design
Skagit Valley College’s E-Learning data show that academic success (number of students earning a C grade or better) in online courses is lower than comparable face-to-face or hybrid course sections. Historically the difference is 5-10%. There is also a consensus that many courses at SVC, independent of delivery format can use improvement to increase student learning experiences and academic success. A proposed solution is to increase student success by revising and improving the design of SVC courses including face to face, online and hybrid courses. Some indicators of course level success we are tracking include course grades, achievement of learning outcomes, and overall student satisfaction.

We will show the audience a Canvas template we used to revised 3 courses and the process of creating them to meet SVC quality standards of course design in the following ways: 1) Course organization and expectations, 2) content and alignment, 3) delivery & engagement, 4) assessment activities, 5) outcome-based grading, and 6) support services.
These 3 courses were redesigned as fully online courses, which allows them to be easily modified and taught in any format (face-to-face, hybrid, online). The intention was to model what a well-designed course looks like.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Claver Hategekimana

Dr. Claver Hategekimana

Director of eLearning, Skagit Valley College
Dr Claver Hategekimana is always searching for innovative ideas that lead to effective support services for teaching and learning, professional development, course design, and data-based decision making. For example, Claver is leading an effort to provide support for quality course... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer McFarland

Jennifer McFarland

Instructor, Skagit Valley College


Friday October 18, 2019 8:50am - 9:50am
Cascade F Riverhouse on the Deschutes

10:00am

Kicking the Tires: Chemeketa Faculty test drive an automated accessibility tool with live courses.
Digital materials have become an essential part of the higher education experience. Online, hybrid and even face-to-face courses have a digital component. From the syllabus to assignments, most course content is digital and is distributed, stored and shared through an LMS or other online entity.

This increased digital presence means that it is critical to ensure that all students, including students with disabilities have equal and equitable access to learning materials. However, faculty are often not familiar with accessibility and do not have the necessary training to evaluate or create accessible materials.

Chemeketa recently conducted a pilot test of Blackboard Ally, an automated accessibility tool that checks digital content within an LMS for accessibility issues and provides instructor feedback to help faculty remediate their documents. Faculty volunteers were asked to use the tool with one of their Winter 2019 courses to determine if it could help them make their courses more inclusive and accessible for all. This presentation will:

*Discuss the importance of inclusion and accessibility for all
*Describe the Pilot Test process – from recruitment through analysis
*Provide insight on the testing process from both researcher and faculty perspectives
*Discuss our findings and how they will inform not only our decisions regarding tool adoption but also our strategies for training and faculty education

This session will be presented by Chemeketa Community College staff.
*Heather Mariger, Digital Accessibility Advocate
*Teresa Prange, Management Faculty

Speakers
avatar for Heather Mariger

Heather Mariger

Digital Accessibility Advocate, Chemeketa Community College
Heather has taken an unusual route to Chemeketa and advocacy. Her early career was in hospitality. Her resume includes positions as the Executive Chef for the American Consulate in St. Petersburg Russia; the Food and Beverage Director for a Washington DC based Hotel; and the Catering... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Cascade F Riverhouse on the Deschutes

10:00am

Support for the Elusive Hybrid
Hybrid learning is supported to various degrees and in a variety of ways at our institutions of higher learning. The road to supporting hybrids at Portland Community College has been fraught with bumps, detours and occasional dead ends, but positive steps have been taken in the past couple of years to firm up the foundation for this instructional mode. Come learn about the journey PCC has taken in the quest to support hybrids, and strategies that are helping to move this instructional mode into the mainstream. Share what has worked at your own college as well.

Outcomes
  1. Identify strategies for supporting hybrid learning from both faculty and student perspectives.
  2. Identify effective training and hybrid course development strategies.
  3. Identify ways to communicate awareness of hybrid courses to students.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Savage

Megan Savage

Instructor, Writing & Literature, Portland Community College, Sylvania
Megan Savage has taught writing and literature at Portland Community College since 2008 and has taught online and hybrid courses for PCC and Clark College. She predominately teaches Creative Writing, Technical Writing, and Children's Literature. She is (or has been) active in PCC's... Read More →
avatar for Greg Kaminski

Greg Kaminski

Instructional Computing Facilitator, Portland Community College
Greg Kaminski is with Online Learning at Portland Community College where he focuses on promoting quality online/hybrid course design and effective teaching strategies. He coordinates the online and hybrid faculty mentor programs at PCC. He chairs the course quality/professional development... Read More →



Friday October 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Cascade B Riverhouse on the Deschutes

10:00am

Evaluating Effectiveness of Online Teacher Certification
Starting in 2014, the Office of Multimodal Learning at Central Washington University combined existing professional development opportunities with an institute for online teaching to offer faculty a master online teacher certification. The institute has enrolled over 200 faculty members, with more than 50 applying for certification, and over 40 having completed all the requirements to become a master online teacher. Faculty participate in the institute (in person or online), complete required and elective training workshops, attend faculty learning community meetings, develop an online course, and have their course reviewed for quality assurance. After completing all the requirements, faculty receive a stipend and can use the certification for performance review. The effectiveness of the certification program can be evaluated based on a number of criteria, including faculty evaluations completed during the institute, increased faculty participation in professional development opportunities, online course quality assurance reviews, and comparison of student evaluations of instruction before and after certification.
Session Objectives:
1. Identify core components of the master online teacher certification
2. Outline development and implementation strategies that can be used at other institutions
3. Compare professional development opportunities provided for faculty
4. Discuss ways to evaluate effectiveness of faculty professional development

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Schedler

Christopher Schedler

Professor, Central Washington University
Christopher Schedler is Professor of English at Central Washington University, where he teaches a wide variety of courses in American and Multicultural Literatures, Latino and Latin American Studies, and American Indian Studies. He has developed and taught multiple online/hybrid courses... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Julie Bonner

Dr. Julie Bonner

Assistant Professor, Central Washington University
Julie works in the Information Technology and Administrative Management Department (ITAM). We provide undergraduate and graduate degrees in Cybersecurity, Network Admin, and others


Friday October 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Cascade E Riverhouse on the Deschutes

10:00am

Improving Instructor-Student Communication: Developing Instructor Immediacy in Online Courses
Instructor immediacy research has a long history. Despite extensive research on instructor immediacy in the traditional classroom, there has been little research conducted on it in online learning. This presentation will describe instructor immediacy, distinguish it from social presence, and present strategies for improving instructor immediacy in online courses.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Saba

Anthony Saba

Instructional Designer
I am an Instructional Design Consultant at Boise State University where I develop courses for fully online programs. I am also an instructor for several online courses for Boise State's Educational Technology department. I recently completed my doctoral work and graduated with an... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Cascade D Riverhouse on the Deschutes

10:00am

Personalized Learning At Scale
D2L, the creators of Brightspace, will be demonstrating how to create custom learning paths to reach EVERY LEARNER regardless of ability or background.  A truly personalized learning experience should take into consideration both learner needs and preferences. Brightspace was built with intentional design to deliver on the promise of a personal learning experience so that student s have the tools to succeed.  This session will cover the creation of conditions for gating and adaptive release of course materials and activities. These release conditions provide a way to give access to content relevant to each individual student as they make their way through a course.  We will also show how instructors can easily engage students at scale via automated personalized emails (Intelligent Agents) based on what they have (or have not been) doing in a course.

Sponsors
avatar for D2L

D2L

Regional Sales Executive
Create inspired learning experiences


Friday October 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Cascade C Riverhouse on the Deschutes

10:00am

Small Teaching Online: Practical Strategies to Enhance Learning in Online Environments
Online courses present unique challenges for both students and faculty. Small teaching can help. Join us to explore practical, evidence-based changes you can make in your online teaching practice, small but impactful adjustments that result in significant gains in student engagement and learning. Whether you are new or experienced online faculty, you’ll leave with brief learning activities, minor course design modifications, and simple changes to your communication with online students, based on the approach outlined in Small Teaching Online” Applying Learning Science in Online Classes. If you teach in blended and face-to-face formats you’ll also gain strategies to make better use of your Learning Management System to enhance your efforts in the classroom.
In this session, you will:
  • explore the research on effective student engagement and learning approaches
  • gain practical, minor techniques to apply immediately in your online teaching practice and communication with your students
  • find new inspiration and motivation to engage your students online.

Speakers
avatar for Flower Darby

Flower Darby

Director of Teaching for Student Success, Northern Arizona University
Flower Darby is a Senior Instructional Designer and adjunct faculty member at Northern Arizona University, where she has taught for over 22 years. She is also adjunct faculty for Estrella Mountain Community College. Darby teaches online, blended and face-to-face courses in a range... Read More →



Friday October 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Cascade A

11:10am

State Meetings
Washington Meeting  - Cascade AJ
Oregon Meeting - Cascade B
Idaho Meeting - Cascade C

Friday October 18, 2019 11:10am - 11:40am
See location in meeting description

11:45am

Lunch & Special Guest Speaker
What's my Line?

Speakers
avatar for Todd Conaway

Todd Conaway

Instructional Designer, University of Washington Bothell
Todd Conaway is an Instructional Designer at UW Bothell after ten years of working with faculty as an instructional designer at Yavapai Community College in Arizona. Prior to that, he taught high school English for ten years at a small private school where he was able to combine his... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Lower Level Hall Riverhouse on the Deschutes

1:10pm

How to Improve Student Online Learning
Equity gaps are real and persistent in online learning. What can be done to reduce outcome disparities at the institutional, instructional, and learner levels? This session discusses an equitable education framework as a systematic approach to significantly reduce historic gaps. It then focuses on the role of course design and delivery to address problems of practice and learning. Takeaways include practical tools and processes to empower instructors, instructional designers, and administrators to improve student learning in online courses.

Speakers
avatar for Miebeth Bustillo-Booth

Miebeth Bustillo-Booth

Applied Business Program Coordinator / Associate Professor
Miebeth Bustillo-Booth is Applied Business Program Coordinator and tenured faculty at Pierce College. She is the lead faculty in the proposal and development of a new baccalaureate program based on an equitable-education framework and mixed-modality model. She has over 20 years of... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Cascade E Riverhouse on the Deschutes

1:10pm

Innovative design practices utilizing Formative Assessments through the H5P platform
How to promote engaging formative assessment techniques to promote student self-assessment.
How to spice up content and create hands on learning to promote content retention.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Ward

Christine Ward

Instructional Designer - School of HAS, Oregon Institute of Technology
Passionate Instructional Designer with over 10 years experience working with faculty at the Community College, Higher Education, and Online Campus levels. I love working with faculty to make their content come alive with various learning styles, technologies, and assessment types... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Dickson

Carrie Dickson

Director of Online Education, Oregon Institute of Technology
As the Director of Online Education, Carrie supports online, hybrid, and face to face course classes in Canvas (formerly in Blackboard). She also provides Canvas support for all faculty in the School of Engineering, Technology and Management. She trains and assists faculty members... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Cascade C Riverhouse on the Deschutes

1:10pm

Multi-Modality Approaches to Teaching Online and Hybrid With Lumen Learning’s Waymaker
According to Lumen Learning’s Chief Academic Officer, David Wiley, “we believe deeply that the contributions made by the learner and the faculty both significantly outweigh the importance of learning materials. However, we also believe that highly effective learning materials can dramatically amplify the efforts of learners and faculty.” Come to this interactive session to learn about Lumen Learning’s latest iteration of innovative courseware-design that integrates with your learning management system at a low-cost for students. We'll focus on approaches to teaching online and hybrid while showcasing examples of innovative course design from world languages, transitional studies, and composition courses.

Sponsors
avatar for Lumen Learning

Lumen Learning

Discover recommended OER courses that improve learning, covering 50+ high-enrollment college subjects.


Friday October 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Cascade A

1:10pm

Takeaways from the Current Research on Learning Analytics in Higher Education
Learning analytics can provide higher education professionals with easily accessible data paired with actionable solutions. However, it can be difficult to keep up with the literature surrounding such an evolving field! This session aims to summarize recent literature on learning analytics in higher education, and provide practical take-away messages that can apply at the student, instructor, and institutional level.

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Thomas

Rebecca Thomas

Postdoctoral Scholar, Oregon State University Ecampus
Rebecca Thomas is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar for the Oregon State University Ecampus Research Unit (ECRU). The ECRU focuses on research relating to online learning in higher education as well as research literacy and collaboration within the field. Prior to starting this position... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Cascade B Riverhouse on the Deschutes

1:10pm

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Practices and Ideas
We will introduce the basic concepts of Universal Design for Learning and explain the value and impact it can have for you and your students. We will also demonstrate how you as an instructor can start incorporating UDL into your classroom, and the many resources that can help you on your journey. This session will also engage in audience participation and create an online resource list based on session contribution.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Michael H Murphy

Dr. Michael H Murphy

Director for eLearning and Academic Technology, Central Oregon Community College
Dr. Michael H. Murphy is the Director for eLearning and Academic Technology at Central Oregon Community College (COCC). Prior to working at COCC, he was the coordinator for the Masters Programs and Associate Professor at Lander University in South Carolina. He has over 18 years of... Read More →
KR

Kristine Roshau

Instructional Systems Specialist, Central Oregon Community College
LMS Administration, Instructional Design, Faculty Training, Universal Design for Learning, Accessibility
YJ

Yasuko Jackson

Instructional Design Specialist, Central Oregon Community College
JR

Jamie Rougeux

Coordinator for Disability Resources, Central Oregon Community College


Friday October 18, 2019 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Cascade D Riverhouse on the Deschutes

2:20pm

Accessibility Ambassadors Create Momentum for Change
Faculty and staff share an initiative that enables faculty to serve as Accessibility Ambassadors and encourage their peers to develop deeper accessibility practices. We will discuss with participants how Accessibility Ambassadors encourage their peers in creating manageable personal plans as they learn how to make accessible digitally-based instructional materials.

Session Objectives:
  • Participants will engage in dialogue regarding common resources and limitations they experience connected to accessibility initiatives.
  • Participants will discover how to move past accessibility issues that can unintentionally immobilize faculty and step into a cultural shift.
  • Participants will identify ideas for small steps to generate an accessibility cultural shift in their own teaching and learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Gloria Doherty

Gloria Doherty

Director of Digital Learning, George Fox University
Gloria Doherty has partnered with faculty and administrators in Higher Education throughout her career with the goals to collaboratively explore learning practices, develop digital literacy, and create innovative learning communities. Opportunities for collaboration across consortia... Read More →
avatar for Courtney Anderegg

Courtney Anderegg

Assistant Professor of Communication, George Fox University
avatar for Maranda Turner

Maranda Turner

Assistant Professor of Education


Friday October 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Cascade B Riverhouse on the Deschutes

2:20pm

Beyond Canvas
Canvas is great and all, but sometimes I just can't get it to do what I would like it to. Submit a ticket to make the grade-book more student-friendly, for example? Sure... but waiting? No, thank you. In this session, I will share how I have used Google Docs and Weebly to create an online Canvas course that goes beyond the Canvas shell to solve my problems and perhaps yours. With Canvas as home base, a course website hosted elsewhere, and a variety of Google Docs and Slides in the mix, I still have much room for improvement, but students seem to be enjoying the course space. So, it's time to share and see what you think, too.

Speakers
avatar for Amber Lemiere

Amber Lemiere

Tenured Faculty - English Composition, Lower Columbia College


Friday October 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Cascade C Riverhouse on the Deschutes

2:20pm

Building a Community of Learners via Online Discussions (Yes, it is Possible!)
On the final evaluations for your course, do you see, “the discussions were a waste of time” or “the discussions were awesome, I learned a lot!” In this session, questioning techniques, rubrics, and online tools will be shared for better student discussion engagement and instructor management. A fish-bowl-style dialogue will involve the audience to crowdsource additional tips and strategies.

SLIDES AT BIT.LY/NWELEARN19-SPIEL

Speakers
avatar for Debra Spielmaker

Debra Spielmaker

Professor, Utah State University
Debra Spielmaker is a Professor at Utah State University in the School of Applied Sciences, Technology, and Education. Dr. Spielmaker serves as the Graduate Program Director for the School, and teaches online graduate courses related to educational research and Career and Technical... Read More →
avatar for Amy Spielmaker

Amy Spielmaker

Western Oregon University
Amy Spielmaker works in the College of Education at Western Oregon University where she teaches instructional design, develops marketing materials, oversees digital media production, develops and maintains all college websites, and assists faculty with curriculum development and creating... Read More →



Friday October 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Cascade D Riverhouse on the Deschutes

2:20pm

More Than Just Course Introductions: Using Flipgrid to Achieve Learning Objectives
Asynchronous video tools such as VoiceThread have allowed students to hold conversations over time in online courses. Moreover, they have helped to develop a sense of social presence among students and their instructors. More recently, Flipgrid has emerged as a popular free tool which allows students to interact with each other and their instructor through a streamlined cross-platform app. This session presents various use cases for Flipgrid that contribute to the achievement of higher-order learning objectives in online courses. Preliminary data on student satisfaction and perceptions of using Flipgrid will be presented as well.

By the end of the presentation, attendees will be able to:
  • Discuss strategies for using Flipgrid to achieve learning outcomes
  • Describe methods for effectively implementing Flipgrid in an online course

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Saba

Anthony Saba

Instructional Designer
I am an Instructional Design Consultant at Boise State University where I develop courses for fully online programs. I am also an instructor for several online courses for Boise State's Educational Technology department. I recently completed my doctoral work and graduated with an... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Cascade A

2:20pm

Recreating and Expanding the Scope of a CTL
Learn how to change your Center for Teaching and Learning from an instructor-focused department to holistically serve your college. We expanded our scope to include new student and employee orientation, staff training, and using our LMS to serve a broader population. By using inexpensive multimedia technologies, we are encouraging instructors to make their course more substantive. We would like to share our opportunities, our successes, and hear about your solutions.

Speakers
avatar for David Edgell

David Edgell

Instructional Designer, Klamath Community College
David Edgell is Klamath Community College's Instructional Designer. He has over 25 years experience in Healthcare and Information Technology. He was an instructional designer, instructor, and trainer for Texas Tech University and their Health Sciences Center before relocating to... Read More →
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Edis Worden

Instructional Innovation Trainer/CTL Lead, Klamath Community College
Edis Worden is currently the Head of the Center for Teaching and Learning at KCC. She brings many years of technology training in Oregon schools to the position.


Friday October 18, 2019 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Cascade E Riverhouse on the Deschutes

3:30pm

Conference closing: announcements, appreciation and prizes
Friday October 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Lower Level Hall Riverhouse on the Deschutes