FORMATS & TRACKS
Concurrent Sessions are 50-minute presentations that form the core of conference offerings. Most feature a successful practice, program, or key issue related to online teaching and learning, or a demonstration of a technological or pedagogical approach. Conference attendees expect these sessions to provide practical advice about innovative courses, techniques, or research. Concurrent sessions are intended for an audience of approximately 30-60 people, and a maximum of three speakers per session is recommended. Presenters are expected to use active learning techniques to engage audiences, to distribute materials, and to respond to follow-up requests for more information. Lecture-only presentations are strongly discouraged.
A few two-part presentations will be offered. Part 1 is typically an introductory session, while Part 2 is typically for more advanced learners.
How does technology enhance learning? This track will focus on creative uses of technology to engage and inspire students. Tell us about the best teaching apps, mobile learning projects, student-produced multimedia, classroom technologies, and any other web-based media or tools you are using to enhance the learning experience.
How do you make it work? This track will focus on the tipping point where good ideas become effective practices. Tell us how you are making it work in face-to-face, blended, and fully online classrooms through the use of active and collaborative learning methods, innovative assignments, evaluation of subjective content, and effective classroom management techniques.
What's trending right now? This track will focus on new and developing trends in teaching and learning, and how they are changing the landscape of higher education. Tell us how you're teaching with MOOCs, open source content, personalized learning networks, flexible learning spaces, flipped classrooms, badges, and any other hot new topics.