Program 2014 ADEIL Conference

2014 ADEIL Conference - October 14-16, 2014



Overton Hotel Conference Room


Keynote Presentation

"Exploring Human Potential"
Sajad Shakoor with Dr. Deb Gearhart

About the keynote address:
“The only limitations are those that we place on ourselves. When we recognize our human potential and actively seek meaningful ways to maximize that potential, then - and only then - do we position ourselves to accomplish goals that seem to be beyond our wildest imagination;  all the while, we elevate others along our path of success.”

Sajad Shakoor Sajad Shakoor grew up as a troubled teen. Picked on in school, he suffered from lack of self-esteem and found it extremely difficult to realize his self-worth. He started associating with gang members and participating in destructive lifestyles, which, inevitably, resulted in a six-year prison sentence while still a teenager. A year after his release and with no education or marketable skills, he found himself gravitating towards those same destructive lifestyles and being sentenced to 25-to-life in prison under California's “three strikes” law. However, that time would change his life, embarking on an extensive process of introspection and self-reform, recognizing his potential, pursuing his education, and eventually graduating from Ohio University. This not only transformed him as an individual, but also paved the way for his release. He is now pursuing a doctorate in education at the Western Institute in Berkeley, California, and is employed as a teacher at the Tayba Foundation, a distance-learning program for prisoners.

Dr. Deb GearhartDr. Deb Gearhart is the Vice Provost for E-Learning and Strategic Partnerships at Ohio University. Dr. Gearhart has worked in the field of distance education for 28 years. Previously, Dr. Gearhart served as director of eTROY at Troy University for five years and served as the founding Director of E-Education Services at Dakota State University in Madison, South Dakota for 11 years. Before joining Dakota State, she spent 10 years with the Department of Distance Education at Penn State, now Penn State World Campus. Deb was an associate professor for educational technology at Dakota State University teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. She has co-authored a textbook entitled Designing and Developing Web-Based Instruction and edited another publication titled Cases on Distance Delivery and Learning Outcomes: Emerging Trends and Programs, which was released in December 2009. Deb is a master reviewer for Quality Matters and has done consulting, training, and program review for distance education programs. Dr. Gearhart has earned a B.A. in Sociology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She earned a M.Ed. in Adult Education with a distance education emphasis and an M.P.A. in Public Administration, both from Penn State. Deb completed her Ph.D. program in Education, with a certificate in distance education, from Capella University.


Call for Proposals

We invite you to submit a proposal to present at the 2014 Conference of the Association for Distance Education and
Independent Learning (ADEIL).


ADEIL 2014 Schedule

Time Session Name Location
Monday, October 13 6 p.m. Early Bird Dinner TBA
Tuesday, October 14 9 a.m. - 12 noon Pre-conference Excursion Depart and arrive at Hotel
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. ADEIL Board Meeting TBA
5 - 7:30 p.m. ADEIL 2014 Opening Reception
(Dinner on your own)
Wednesday, October 15 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Registration TBA
7:30 a.m. Breakfast TBA
8:15 a.m. Welcome to ADEIL 2014 hosted by TTUISD!
8:30 a.m. General Session - Keynote Presentation
"Exploring Human Potential"

Introduction by Dr. Deb Gearhart, Ohio University
Keynote - Sajad Shakoor, Tayba Foundation
9:30 a.m. Break
Silent Auction Opens
10 a.m. Technology-Based Grading: Save Time while Providing Comprehensive and Individualized Feedback

Leslie Bowman, Clemson University/Walden University
Reducing Financial Aid Fraud Liability: eLearning Identity Authentication

Jose Arevalo, Proctor U
Reciprocity: A "Compact" Narration

Evan Smith, University of Missouri
11 a.m. Increasing Retention in Online Classes: Preparing Students for Initial and Ongoing Success

Leslie Bowman, Clemson University/Walden University
Sponsor Presentation

Blackboard, Inc.
Distance Education Administration: Where Do We Go From Here?

Deb Gearhart, Ohio University
12 noon Lunch and Awards TBA
1:30 p.m. Building a Community of Practice via Coaching and Peer Review to Initiate and Maintain Active Engagement in Online Classes

Leslie Bowman, Clemson University/Walden University
A Service Learning Student-Community Web Design Project

George Kontos, Western Kentucky University
Opening Doors: Expanding Dual Enrollment Opportunities through Distance Learning

Patty Milner, Colorado State University - Pueblo
2:30 p.m. Break TBA
3 p.m. ND CDE Revisited After Four Years of Change

Kathy Peil, North Dakota Center for Distance Education
Using Wikis, Second Life, and Best Teaching Practices to Increase the Quality of Online Classes

George Kontos, Western Kentucky University
Why would we do THAT? Leading Innovation in a Static Environment

Patty Milner Colorado State University - Pueblo
4 p.m. Conference Sessions End  
4:30 p.m. Depart hotel to local dinner and entertainment location TBA
Thursday, October 16 7:30 a.m. Breakfast
Silent Auction, open 7:30-10:40 a.m.
8:30 a.m. Using QR Codes and More to Enhance Instruction

Keren Meister-Emerich, Walden University
Rock around the clock: Maintaining a social presence in asynchronous online learning communities

Kim Livengood, Mary McGlamery, Lesley Casarez, Angelo State University
The AACIS/ADEIL Archives: Documentation, Presentation, and Cloud Computing

Ken Lightfoot, Thomas Edison State College
9:30 a.m. Challenges for Distance Education and Independent Learning: Whole Person Learning and Insight Learning

J. Duane Hoover
Mohja Jerbi,
Texas Tech University
Practical Application of Marketing Your Offerings One at a Time - EXSC 221: Science of Wellness

Jay Young, Brigham Young University
Accessibility in Higher Education: The Challenge of ADA Compliance and Online Programs (A Panel Discussion)

Led by James Andrews, West Texas A&M University
10:30 a.m. Break
Silent Auction Closes at 10:40 a.m.
11 a.m. Creating Your Jedi Academy: Preparing Your Faculty for Quality Online Teaching

Kristyn Rose, Colorado Mesa University
Copyright Turn Ahead: Communicating Intellectual Property Policy and Fair Use Guidelines to Faculty and Students

Steve Adams University of South Carolina
A Visual Approach to Teaching a Studio Art Based Course Online

Suzie Garner, Colorado Mesa University
12 noon Business Luncheon
Silent Auction Results
1:30 p.m. Adjourn TBA
2 p.m. Post-conference Excursion
Depart and arrive at hotel


Silent Auction

Each year at the annual conference of the Association for Distance Learning and Independent Study (ADEIL), attendees participate in a silent auction. Proceeds are usually given to a charitable cause.

Attendees are encouraged to bring (or ship ahead) items that represent their region, institution, or culture. Popular items include promotional items with school logos, local food and/or drink, books by local authors, art and craftwork, and much more. 

Donations should be delivered to the registration table (as soon as possible) on the first morning of the conference. They can also be shipped to the hosting institution before the conference.

Please ship any items for the silent auction to the following:

UPS & FedEx:
TTUISD, Jacob Salazar
Attn: ADEIL 2014 Conference
Drane Hall, 2515 15th Street, Room 170D
Lubbock, TX 79409

Postal Mail:
TTUISD, Sam Oswald
Attn: ADEIL 2014 Conference
Drane Hall, 15th Street & University Avenue
PO Box 42191
Lubbock, TX 79409

Items should be shipped as early as possible so that on-time delivery is certain. Inside the package, please indicate that the items are for the ADEIL Silent Auction and include descriptions of each item and instructions if they are to be grouped as a “lot.”