Texas Tech University

eLearning & Academic Partnerships
National Distance Learning Week

2017 Schedule

CONFERENCE ROOM 218, TEXAS TECH PLAZA, 19TH & UNIVERSITY

Monday, Nov 6
 9 am - 11 am: Come and Go ID Support
12 pm - 1 pm: USDLA Session
 1 pm - 2 pm: Come and Go ID Support
 2 pm - 3 pm: eLearning Session
Tuesday, Nov 7
 9 am - 11 am: Open House
12 pm - 1 pm: USDLA Session
 1 pm - 2 pm: Come and Go ID Support
 2 pm - 3 pm: eLearning Session
Wednesday, Nov 8
 9 am - 10 am: USDLA Session
10 am - 12 pm: Come and Go ID Support
12 pm - 1 pm: USDLA Session
 1 pm - 2 pm: Come and Go ID Support
 2 pm - 3 pm: eLearning Session
Thursday, Nov 9
 9 am - 10 am: USDLA Session
10 am - 12 pm: Come and Go ID Support
12 pm - 1 pm: USDLA Session
 1 pm - 2 pm: Come and Go ID Support
 2 pm - 3 pm: eLearning Session
Friday, Nov 10
 9 am - 10 am: USDLA Session
11 am - 12 pm: USDLA Session
  Monday
Nov 6
Tuesday
Nov 7
Wednesday
Nov 8
Thursday
Nov 9
Friday
Nov 10
9 AM   Open House USDLA Session USDLA Session USDLA Session
10 AM Come and Go ID Support Open House Come and Go ID Support Come and Go ID Support  
11 AM Come and Go ID Support   Come and Go ID Support Come and Go ID Support USDLA Session
12 PM USDLA Session USDLA Session USDLA Session USDLA Session  
1 PM Come and Go ID Support Come and Go ID Support Come and Go ID Support Come and Go ID Support  
2 PM eLearning Session eLearning Session eLearning Session eLearning Session  

10 Disruptive Technologies & Innovative Applications in Online Learning

Monday November 6, 2017
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm CST
Refreshments provided. Feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch.

As educators, we know we must embrace emerging technologies and pedagogies in our designs for online, open and flexible teaching and learning. What are these and how are they being applied? In this webinar, we will look at 10 disruptive technologies and innovative approaches educators around the world are taking in applying them.  From a shoestring budget to high end applications, see these tools in action, while exploring how they are rapidly reshaping the landscape of distance education in the digital age.

Presenters:

  • Dr. Susan Aldridge
    • President, Drexel University Online
  • Marci Powell
    • Chair Emerita, USDLA
    • Vice Chair for Global Partnerships, USDLA

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To Be Announced

Monday November 6, 2017
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm CST

TBD – Hosted through TTU eLearning and Academic Partnerships

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TTU eLearning and Academic Partnerships Open House

Tuesday November 7, 2017
9:00 am — 11:00 am CST

TTU eLearning and Academic Partnerships Open House

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A Brief History of Distance Communication & Collaboration

Tuesday November 7, 2017
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm CST
Refreshments provided. Feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch. 

With the USDLA celebrating 30 years, it seems fitting to be reflective as we also speculate on the future.  Join us as we take a look back at distance communication & collaboration while reviewing the current state of affairs with some predictions on what is to come.

Presenters:

  • Ken Conn
    • Director, Partnerships & Collaboration, i2i Technologies
    • President, USDLA
  • Roxanne Glaser
    • Director, Marketing & Learning, i2i Technologies
  • Elaine Shuck
    • Director, Communication & Development, i2i Technologies
    • Chair Emerita, USDLA

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To Be Announced

Tuesday November 7, 2017
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm CST

TBD – Hosted through TTU eLearning and Academic Partnerships

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Communicating Algebra Remotely: Problem Solved!

Wednesday November 8, 2017
9:00 am — 10:00 am CST

There are many interactive distance learning tools for reading and writing because text editors have long been a mainstay of internet communication.  This is not the case for mathematical equations. Until now, remote assessment for algebra has been limited to multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank responses that give teachers little insight into their students' thought processes. New tools empower teachers to dynamically create, present and manipulate equations before their remote students' eyes.  This technology promises to arm students with advanced procedural fluency for algebraic problem solving while saving teachers hours of time.  Analytics from automated problem grading give teachers much richer feedback that form the basis for better differentiated teaching.  This session will describe and demonstrate this exciting new development in distance learning for algebra.

Presenters:

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The Often-Overlooked eLearning Strategic Plan – Don't Have One? You Should.

Wednesday November 8, 2017
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm CST
Refreshments provided. Feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch.

To ensure the long-term success of an eLearning program (blended, hybrid, fully online), colleges and universities need an eLearning strategic plan for growing online programs sustainably and at scale. An institution must consider and develop its goals, vision, organization, governance, policies and procedures, as well as accessibility planning around eLearning. When these areas are not at the core of the eLearning programming, the institution risks any competitive advantage in the eLearning space. Institutions often jump into developing courses and marketing programs when the campus is not organized efficiently, and the overall program has not been operationalized. Skipping strategic planning can cost the institution unexpected expenses and personnel resources. This webinar will address the components of an eLearning strategic plan and how it is critical to the success of the eLearning program.

Presenters:

  • Darcy W Hardy, PhD
    • Associate Vice President, Enterprise Consulting, Blackboard Inc.
  • Jeff Rabey, PhD
    • Principal Strategist, Enterprise Consulting, Blackboard Inc.
  • Scott Ready
    • Principal Strategist, Accessibility, Enterprise Consulting, Blackboard Inc.

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To Be Announced

Wednesday November 8, 2017
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm CST

TBD – Hosted through TTU eLearning and Academic Partnerships

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Office 365 & Skype for Business in the Classroom

Thursday November 9, 2017
9:00 am — 10:00 am CST

Office 365 has taken the business and academic world by storm.  Microsoft issues 1.2M new licenses every single month!  The communication gem that is included with many of these licenses is Skype for Business.  Now, don't be fooled… this is not the Skype that Grandma uses to keep up with the grandkids.  Skype for Business is a full-features collaboration tool that allows you to send instant messages, conduct a voice and/or video call (with multiple people), and share your screen with your audience.  Join us to learn why every other collaboration service in the enterprise and education sectors is keeping at least one eye on Microsoft and Skype for Business.  As a bonus, we will spend some time covering OneNote and how students are using it in your classrooms today!

Presenters:

  • Greg Plum
    • VP Channel – US, OBT Anywhere

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Distance Learning & Technology Resources for Telehealth

Thursday November 9, 2017
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm CST
Refreshments provided. Feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch.

This webinar will provide an overview on clinical and educational applications in the telehealth world as well as  provide some excellent resources for folks who are interested or already producing telehealth events.

Presenters:

  • Janet Major
    • Arizona Telemedicine Program

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To Be Announced

Thursday November 9, 2017
2:00 pm — 3:00 pm CST

TBD – Hosted through TTU eLearning and Academic Partnerships

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4 LMS Data Points That Can Help You Move The Needle On Student Retention

Friday November 10, 2017
9:00 am — 10:00 am CST

Institutions are more focused than ever on using data to improve outcomes but accessing requisite data and building institutional capacity can take years. Through our partnership with schools across the country, Barnes & Noble Education LoudCloud, has found that 4 data points are the biggest drivers of student success from the LMS. In this session, our team will share insights that you can begin applying at your institution today.

Presenters:

  • Amanda Thorne
    • Regional Manager, BNED LoudCloud
  • Rhonda D Blackburn, PhD
    • Vice President and Chief Academic Officer, BNED LoudCloud

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How Kenai Borough Schools in Alaska Are Using Video-Enabled Learning Spaces

Friday November 10, 2017
11:00 am — 12:00 pm CST

Institutions are more focused than ever on using data to improve outcomes but accessing requisite data and building institutional capacity can take years. Through our partnership with schools across the country, Barnes & Noble Education LoudCloud, has found that 4 data points are the biggest drivers of student success from the LMS. In this session, our team will share insights that you can begin applying at your institution today.

Presenters:

  • Natalie Marlow
    • Student, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
  • Ashlyn Branning
    • Student, Kenai Peninsula Borough School District

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