Agenda at-a-glance

We had a full two-day program as shown below.

Monday, January 11, 2016 Tuesday, January 12, 2016
8am – Registration and breakfast

9:00am – 9:30am – Welcome

9:30am – 10:30am – Keynote – Jeffrey Selingo

10:45am – 11:30am – Concurrent Sessions/Workshops Session A

11:45am – 12:30pm –  Concurrent Sessions/Workshops Session B

12:30pm – 1:30pm – Lunch

1:30pm – 2:30pm – Keynote – Deb Adair

2:45pm – 3:30pm – Concurrent Sessions/Workshops Session C

3:30pm – 4:00pm – Coffee Break

4:10pm – 4:55pm – Concurrent Sessions/Workshops Session D

5:00pm – 6:00pm – Keynote – Ken Ronkowitz

8:00am – Registration and breakfast

9:00am – 10:00am – Keynote – Ray Schroeder

10:15am – 11:00am – Concurrent Sessions/Workshops Session E

11:15am – 12:00pm – Concurrent Sessions/Workshops Session F

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Keynote – Joan Bouillon

2:15pm – 3:00pm – Concurrent Sessions/Workshops Session G

3:00pm – 3:30pm – Coffee Break

3:35pm – 4:20pm – Concurrent Sessions/Workshops Session H

4:30pm – 4:45pm – Conference Closing

2016 Conference Agenda

Session A (10:45am – 11:30am)
01/11/2016 – 10:45am | TBA
Creating a Hybrid Entrepreneur Course
To showcase the hybrid course design used to develop a business practice firm capstone course that provides students an opportunity to launch an enterprise, transact with students in other simulated companies that belong to the Virtual Enterprises International (VEI) network. Students use a suite of cloud-based tools to assist with business development, financial monitoring, content creation, marketing and social networking. The hybrid format gives students real, transferable, hands-on business…
Alexandra Salas,Kristen Callahan
01/11/2016 – 10:45am | TBA
ScarletApps in the Online Course–Organization,…
Opportunities to regularly engage with the instructor and with each other are key to successful student engagement in an online course. This presentation will provide an overview of the variety of ways instructional designers and professors have made use of ScarletApps, Rutgers’ implementation of Google Apps for Education, to develop and strengthen a course’s learner community. These tools, available to all faculty and students at the university, help increase instructor presence and offer…
Jaime Trullinger, Matt Kelly
01/11/2016 – 10:45am | TBA
Your Accessibility Checklist
This presentation is going to provide an overview of accessibility and all of the areas that course instructors, instructional designers, and course administrators should know. Participants should walk away with a checklist of items they should be looking at when reviewing their course or building a new one, in addition to resources available and simple skills to help them fix most accessibility issues in their course materials.
Jason Khurdan, Christian Azziz
01/11/2016 – 10:45am | TBA
Measuring Undergraduate Academic Engagement in…
The increased demand for online and hybrid education encourages an evaluation of the differences in academic engagement among students that take such courses compared to those that take traditional courses.  The research questions to be addressed include 1) Are students that take more classes online or hybrid less academically engaged than those who take courses in person? 2) What is the level of academic engagement among students from nontraditional backgrounds who take more courses online or…
Robert Heffernan , Victoria Porterfield
01/11/2016 – 10:45am | TBA
Teaching Online: Triumphs, Pitfalls, and Growing…
Online learning is spreading rapidly across the higher education landscape, including here at Rutgers University. The Office of Instructional & Research Technology’s Instructional Design Team has worked with RU faculty to create dozens of online and hybrid courses. This presentation will explore the challenges of transitioning from the face to face lecture and engaging students in an online context, as well as peek inside the course development process. This panel discussion will feature…
Charles Collick
Session B (11:45am – 12:30pm)
01/11/2016 – 11:45am | TBA
Universal Design in Online Courses
This interactive presentation will focus on two tools that produce universally designed learning objects in online courses (Thinglink & EdPuzzle). Thinglink provides content tagging for still images whle EdPuzzle allows the user to manipulate videos with voice overs, notes, and assessments.  Both tools are free. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how to use these tools in their online courses.
Beth Ritter-Guth
01/11/2016 – 11:45am | TBA
Online Retention: A Collaborative Effort
As the percentage of non-traditional students continues to rise, the need for institutions to assess their resources becomes critical to driving student outcomes. This session will identify how non-traditional students are using university resources in different ways and the barriers they face throughout the student life-cycle. The session will discuss best-practices by institutions to ensure that their online students have the full university experience without ever having to set foot on…
Matt Druhe, Deborah Youssef
01/11/2016 – 11:45am | TBA
Beyond the high cost of course materials
Textbooks, scholarly articles, streaming media, cartoons, and images are all items that can create cost to students or copyright concerns for faculty. Learn how to link to library resources, adopt open access textbooks, and find openly available cartoons and images to enhance your class.
Jill Nathanson, Mei Ling Lo
01/11/2016 – 11:45am | TBA
COHLIT Instructional Design Services for the…
This presentation will explore the value of instructional design services in higher education and, more specifically, those available at the Center for Online & Hybrid Learning and Instructional Technologies (COHLIT). We will provide an overview of current faculty development opportunities including short training sessions, a four-course online teaching certificate program, one-to-one course design support, QOCR (Quality Online Course Review) process, and the role of Quality Matters in what…
Sharla Sava, Priscilla Hockin Brown
01/11/2016 – 11:45am | TBA
Student Use of Captions when Using Lecture…
This presentation will indicate the results of a study on student use of captions which were added to lecture recordings in a large lecture hall course. Students frequently indicated using captions as part of their studying and learning process and perceived them as valuable to their level of achievement in the course. We will present on why we decided to add captions, the process used for captioning, our study methodology and results. Learning Objective(s): 1.    Describe how students use…
Steve Garwood, Nick Linardopoulos
Session C (2:45pm – 3:30pm)
01/11/2016 – 2:45pm | TBA
Collaborative Curriculum Design and Program…
Demonstration & discussion of an online, collaborative curriculum design system. A Google spreadsheet crowdsources faculty and administrators to build an integrated calendar map, driven by curriculum, faculty, and timeline. The calendar is accessible through a website or LMS, and addable to any mobile device, making it available to students and faculty alike, at different levels of detail for different groups. Any academic program that aims to incorporate vertical/horizontal integration in…
Alex Tentler, Karen Harris
01/11/2016 – 2:45pm | TBA
Rubrics as a Means to Address Our Other Certainty
We’re all acquainted with Benjamin Franklin’s sentiment: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. Academics recognize an additional inevitability in our world of online teaching: assignment grading.  It is a task to which we can all relate, as for each of us, it is as certain as death and taxes. When teaching online and depending on course design and class size, grading can consume a large amount of our time and attention.  One option to managing grading time…
Anne-Michelle Marsden
01/11/2016 – 2:45pm | TBA
Easy and Engaging Formative Assessments
Incorporating formative assessment strategies into your teaching practice regularly can help serve two purposes: providing you, the instructor, with a snapshot of what your students are learning; and, giving students the type of feedback necessary to help them move towards mastery of the content.  This presentation aims to provide instructors of all subject areas with new ways to engage students using formative assessment.  Increasingly, technology can serve as a tool to help instructors…
John Kerrigan, Cecilia Arias
01/11/2016 – 2:45pm | TBA
Using virtual worlds to teach clinical social…
A common concern among faculty in professional programs is how clinical skills can be effectively taught in an online environment. This presentation will focus on how technology has been used in a clinical social work program to help students develop skills through the use of simulated role plays, group work and case presentation. A virtual world was developed for use in social work courses, allowing students the opportunity to take on therapist and client roles to practice skills, simulating…
Rachel Schwartz, Edward Alessi, and Rick Anderson
01/11/2016 – 2:45pm | TBA
Quality Matters for Internal Review Process
Quality Matters (QM) is an internationally accepted program designed to promote and immprove the quality of online education and student learning.  This presentation will describe the way Bergen Community College has adopted the rubric to do internal review of their online and blended courses.  The presenter will share the benefits of adopting the QM rubric at their institution, how the review process has been customized to provide professional development and extend online student services.  …
Amarjit Kaur
Session D (4:10pm – 4:55pm)
01/11/2016 – 4:15pm | TBA
Animated, Authentic, Accessible, and Free: Using…
Grab the attention of today’s learner with brief, high impact videos of your own creation, or that of your students.  Instructors can easily incorporate video instruction into every lesson by using video authoring tools freely available on the web.  Assignments can be created around the use of video to engage students and even have them “teach back” to their peers.  Using YouTube to distribute video ensures that videos support universal desgn for learning.  The potential educational uses for…
Melanie Morris, Anne Marie Anderson
01/11/2016 – 4:15pm | TBA
Student Retention in the Online and Hybrid…
This presentation will provide participants with an understanding of the building blocks needed to engage and retain students in the online classroom. Covered will be the instructor’s role in the online classroom environment through a brief presentation, shared discussion, and participant activities. Participants will leave this workshop with new ideas, relevant and current resources, and an enhanced understanding of the skills required for successful online facilitation. Topics covered will be…
Geraldine Moore Manahan
01/11/2016 – 4:15pm | TBA
Want to Turn Your Students into Digital-Age…
The Introduction to Information Technology and Informatics course is the gateway course for the undergraduate Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) major in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. It has traditionally followed a teacher-centered, lecture-based format. The course is offered each semester in a large lecture hall with enrollment up to 450 students. The presenters, Sharon Stoerger (the course instructor/program director of the ITI program) and…
Sharon Stoerger, Ph.D., Denise Kreiger
01/11/2016 – 4:15pm | TBA
Closing the gap: Using on-line learning to…
Increasing student retention is a particular challenge for institutions whose student body is comprised of a high proportion of students from underserved populations. At Delaware State University, an Historically-Black institution with an undergraduate enrollment that is approximately 80% African-American, several ongoing initiatives have been directed towards increasing the academic success of STEM majors at the early stages of their academic careers. In two initiatives; one targeting students…
Andrew Lloyd, Melissa Harrington
01/11/2016 – 4:15pm | TBA
Walking the Faculty Development Tightrope –…
This interactive presentation will focus on the process; from needs analysis through design, development, and delivery; of creating a platform from which to launch an effective, efficient, and sustainable faculty development program. Faculty satisfaction and performance data from the course, as well as enrollee comments will be discussed along with how the course fits into the faculty development program and articulating next steps in the creation of a cohesive and holistic learning environment…
Paul Desmarais , Tara King