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Schedule 2024

Registration
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Opening Dinner & Awards
6:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Registration
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Beyond the Online Course: How Institutions Can Connect With Their Fully Online Students

Anthony Piña, Illinois State University
Federal Reserve Room

Flip the Script: Listening to the Academic Coach Experiences to Gain Insight into Best Practice

Dan Keast, The University of Texas Permian Basin
Aldrich Room

Ballroom B

FISHBOWL: Ten Steps to Quality Assurance in Distance Education

Kristen Kirkpatrick, Carlos Morales, Tarrant County College

Crane Dining Room

FISHBOWL: Revolutionizing the Student Learning Journey: Open Education Resources, Reducing the Financial Strain on Learners

Pia Duncan, North Carolina Central University
Crane Library
Technology Showcase Open
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Refreshment Break
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

The One Simple Trick CRM Meme Generator

Aimee Berger, Jon Sizemore University System of Georgia
Federal Reserve Room

Championing 10 Years of Student and Faculty Success: The Role of an Online Campus

Carlos Morales, Tarrant County College

Aldrich Room

Ballroom B

FISHBOWL: Extrapolating the Future of AI

Roger Bruce Marietta, Albany State University

Sarah Kuck, USG eCampus

Crane Dining Room

FISHBOWL: Consistent Student Experience Implementation at UWG: The Good, The Bad, and The Possible

Meggie Miller, Jason Milam, University of West Georgia

Crane Library
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

The Long Haul-Support & Retention for Long-Term Student Success

Lisa Marie Brown, Texas A&M University
Federal Reserve Room

Using Q Methodology to Enhance Online Learning in a Leadership Class

Michelle Bartlett, Old Dominion University
Aldrich Room

Ballroom B

FISHBOWL: Dealing with Crisis in a Large Instructional Design Team

Charlene Hu, University of Central Florida
Crane Dining Room

FISHBOWL: Too Many Cooks in the Kitchen: Deglazing a Universal Recipe for Course Review Rubrics

Kathryn Morgan, Brichaya Shah, Kennesaw State University

Crane Library
Grab and Go Box Lunch
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

Ethics: Teaching How to Think, Not What to Think

Russell Fail, Charles Fail, Purdue University Global
Federal Reserve Room

Supporting Online Education and It's Infrastructure: The Implementation of a Virtual Computer Lab

Carlos Morales, Tarrant County College
Aldrich Room

Ballroom B

FISHBOWL: Be a Roadrunner, Not an Ostrich. Faculty Support Strategies for the Opportunities and Challenges of Al

Terri Gustafson, Northwestern Michigan College
Crane Dining Room

FISHBOWL: Managing a Loan Program to Recruit and Retain Faculty in a Distance Program

Melanie Kroger-Jarvis, University of Cincinnati
Crane Library
Refreshment Break
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Outcomes and Online Assignments

Theresa Butori, University of North Georgia
Federal Reserve Room

Supporting Contingent Faculty in Online Programs

Yvonne Earnshaw, Mary Ann Bodine Al-Sharif, Kennesaw State University
Aldrich Room

Ballroom B

FISHBOWL: Microcredentials to Incentivize Value

Sarah Kuck, Brett Miles, USG eCampus
Crane Dining Room

FISHBOWL: AI vs Humans: Pursuing Excellence in Online Academic Support

Harriet Watkins, Jessica Sanchez, Francisco Garcia, Instructional Connections, LLC

Crane Library
Dolphin Tour
3:45 PM - 5:45 PM
Registration
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Retaining Online Learners-Tips Based-on CSU Learner Data Analytics

Rezwanul Parvez, Alysha Tarantino, Griffin Moores, Colorado State University
Federal Reserve Room

Exploring Social Capital Theory for Distance Learning: A Framework for Enhancing Outcomes Both in School and After Graduation

Thomas Mays, Miami University
Aldrich Room

Ballroom B

FISHBOWL: What is Missing? A Research Agenda for Distance Learning Administration

Anthony Piña, Illinois State University
Crane Dining Room

FISHBOWL: Expanding the Conversation: Practical Ways to Promote AI Literacy

Lisa McNeal, College of Coastal Georgia
Crane Library
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Artificial Intelligence and Distance Learning: A Tsunami on the Rise

Bryan LaBrecque, Rodger Bates, Clayton State University
Federal Reserve Room

uHoo Analytics: Faculty as Learning Scientists

Julia Fuller, Anissa Vega, Milya Maxfield, Kennesaw State University
Aldrich Room

Ballroom B

FISHBOWL: Keeping Distance Alumni Connected Beyond Graduation

Michelle Bartlett, James Bartlett, Carroll Warren, Old Dominion University
Crane Dining Room

FISHBOWL: The Institution’s Moral and Ethical Responsibility for a System Approach to the Effective Management and Support of Adjunct Faculty

Shelley Webb, Cynthia Faulkner, Indiana Wesleyan University
Crane Library
Technology Showcase Open
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Refreshment Break
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Developing Quality CBE Community College Programs from Planning to Launch

James Edwards, Nashville State Community College
Federal Reserve Room

Being Inclusive with DEI Practices from Students to Faculty & Staff

Crystal Neumann, American College of Education
Aldrich Room

Ballroom B

FISHBOWL: High Impact Strategies for Supporting Online Students

Rae Mancilla, Laurie Cochenour, University of Pittsburgh
Crane Dining Room

FISHBOWL: Supporting Students Wellbeing at a Distance

Vincent Spezzo, Tatiana Rudchenko, Georgia Institute of Technology
Crane Library
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

KSU Online Campus: Strategizing a New Brand for Student Engagement and Growth

Julia Fuller, Anissa Vega, Milya Maxfield, Kennesaw State University
Federal Reserve Room

Student Support for the Increasingly Hybrid Learner

Davis Jenks, Middle Georgia

Aldrich Room

Ballroom B

FISHBOWL: Supporting Undergraduate Research for Fully Online Students

Emily Faulconer, Brent Terwilliger, Robert Deters, Darryl Chamberlain, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Crane Dining Room

FISHBOWL: Comprehensive Learner Records(CLRs)

Camille Farrell, University of Central Oklahoma
Crane Library
Lunch Buffet and Table Topics
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM

What If All of the Answers are Correct?

Abbot L Packard, University of West Georgia

Glen Holmes, Bryce Platt Kayanuma, Virginia Tech

Federal Reserve Room

Designing Discussion Questions That POP!

Carol Smith-Cuevas, Kean University
Aldrich Room

Ballroom B

FISHBOWL: Development of Clinical Competence in Prelicensure Nursing through Distance Education

Lisa Preston, Trinity College
Crane Dining Room

FISHBOWL: Helping Students Succeed with Experiential Learning in Online Classes

Lantz Ferrell, Kimberly Green, University of West Georgia
Crane Library
Refreshment Break
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Accessible Resources for Postsecondary Distance Education- Disability Services Provision: A System Wide Approach

Sheryl Ballenger, Georgia Tech
Federal Reserve Room

STLR: A Comprehensive Learner Record Assessing and Showcasing Work-Force Ready Durable Soft Skills

Camille Farrell, University of Central Oklahoma
Aldrich Room

Ballroom B

FISHBOWL: How to Address AI Writing Scores with Students

Marla Means, USG eCampus and University of North Georgia
Crane Dining Room

FISHBOWL: Retooling Online Objectives and Assessments with Bloom’s DIGITAL Taxonomy

Bethany Buck, Fort Valley State University
Crane Library
Putt Putt Networking
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
Registration/Information
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Harnessing Al for Enhanced (but Ethical) Distance Learning Administration

Janet Gubbins, University System of Georgia eCampus

Federal Reserve Room

Online Teaching Effectiveness: A Focus on Continuous Improvement

Mark Prestopnik, Duquesne University
Aldrich Room

FISHBOWL: Casting the Net to Expand Distance Graduate Recruitment Efforts

Carroll Warren, Michelle Bartlett, James Bartlett, The University of North Carolina
Ballroom A

FISHBOWL: Better Support for Remote Students is Better Support for All Students

Whitney Brand, University of West Georgia
Ballroom B
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Results of a Quality Assurance and Review Process for Online Courses

James Edwards, Nashville State Community College
Federal Reserve Room

The Balancing Act: Leveraging Onboarding Processes to Navigate New Instructors Engagement and Course Integrity at the University of Michigan

Kim Luzius, Frederique Laubepin, University of Michigan
Aldrich Room

FISHBOWL: Leveraging Podcasts for Professional Development: Survey Insights & Future Pathways

Lisa Hassler, The Brighter Side of Education Podcast
Ballroom A

FISHBOWL: Exploring the Impact of Videos on the Psychological Contract of Students in Online Classes

Jim Aller, Shannon Perry, Georgia Southwestern State University

Ballroom B
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Exploring Distance Learners’ Views on In-Person Summer Institutes

Michelle Bartlett, James Bartlett, Mitch Williams, Old Dominion University
Federal Reserve Room

Supporting Distance Learning with Proctored Testing

Kevin Canada, USG eCampus
Aldrich Room

FISHBOWL: Successful Partnerships with your library in an online learning environment

Amanda Nash, Tim Daniels, Allison Galloup, Austina Jordan, University of North Georgia
Ballroom A

FISHBOWL: Balancing New Online and Existing On-Campus Educational Responsibilities: Strategies for Faculty Success

Amanada Harmon Cooley, South Texas College
Ballroom B
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

A Marketing Outlook for Distance Learning: Marketing Strategies to Increase Enrollment, Retention, and Graduation Rates

Stacie Harrison Barrett, Fort Valley State University
Federal Reserve Room

A.I. Dreams vs Reality

Patricia Angulo, Caren Cox, Joanna Palafas, Sandia National Laboratories
Aldrich Room

FISHBOWL: Spilling the Tea on Strategies to Build Community Among Distance Learners

Carroll Warren, Michelle Bartlett, University of North Carolina
Ballroom A

FISHBOWL: What's The Point? Re-evaluating Online Discussion Forum Practices

Sabine Meyer, APEI/Rasmussen University
Ballroom B
Closing Lunch and Keynote
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM