October 10, 2012 - 12:00pmDerrick Meer (Via Response, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 2135 Minutes
The recent movement towards BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has gained rapid traction in higher education as more institutions realize how powerful students’ smart devices can be for facilitating learning when used effectively in class. Come learn about Via Response - the next generation in BYOD student response platforms.
October 10, 2012 - 12:00pmDon Kassner (ProctorU, US)Luke Brymer (ProctorU, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
This session explores the implications of passing student information through cloud servers in regard to staying in compliance with federal regulations such as FERPA.
October 10, 2012 - 12:45pmGinny Harbold (Courseload, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 2235 Minutes
A case study of how one higher education institution transitioned to a unique etext aggregation and reader platform and simultaneously lowered educational costs and enhanced the learning experience for students and faculty.
October 10, 2012 - 12:45pmNatalie Morton (Authentify, Inc., US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Sally isn’t ready for her online test. Will your courseware know Ed did her a favor? The 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act requires distance education institutions to have formal processes to validate student identity. Natalie will discuss the HEOA and how to ensure online students are the same students throughout entire online courses.
October 10, 2012 - 12:45pmSandi White (Tutor.com, US)Cherie Mazer (Education Consultant, US)Vendor ShowcaseOceanic 1235 Minutes
Cherie Mazer, Ed.M., Harvard University Graduate School of Education, will join us to discuss her recent report which investigates the extent of the remediation and retention crisis in our higher education system and the role online tutoring can serve in addressing the issue.
October 10, 2012 - 1:30pmCam Cruickshank (Enrollment Builders, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 2335 Minutes
Many institutions are experiencing tremendous growth in their online programs or would like to be able to do so. However, building a highly scaled online operation requires specialized skills in marketing, recruitment, and enrollment operations. This presentation will identify the key functions that need to be built for scale and some strategies to achieve operational efficiency.
Canaries in the Coal Mine: How Student Withdrawals and Institutional Change Intersect to Improve RetentionOctober 10, 2012 - 1:30pmHowell Williams (The Learninghouse, Inc., US)Student Services and Learner SupportVendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Learn how analyzing drop codes identifies institutional road blocks, drives more efficient student services, and is the important first step in increasing online student retention.
Making Tutoring Social: How IUPUI is Using Facebook to Supplement its On-campus University Tutoring ProgramOctober 10, 2012 - 1:30pmLandon Brothers (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), US)Ethan Fieldman (Tutor Matching Service, US)Vendor ShowcaseOceanic 1335 Minutes
Learn about how the Bepko Learning Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is using an online marketplace built within Facebook to increase students' access to private tutoring and drive insights to inform its own on-campus tutoring programs.
October 10, 2012 - 2:15pmAnna Connaughton (McGraw-Hill Tegrity, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 2435 Minutes
Adaptive Learning Solutions, Campus-wide Lecture Capture and Institutional eBook Purchase Programs are a few examples of new digital offerings from McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Come learn how these innovative solutions are improving student performance, boosting graduation rates and making the purchase of course materials more affordable at leading institutions nationwide.
October 10, 2012 - 2:15pmSusan Huggins (KNEXT, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
KNEXT provides education software and solutions focused on helping higher education institutions build or enhance prior learning assessment offerings and online portfolio management. By enabling individuals to translate their prior learning into college credit and track their progress through online portfolios, KNEXT helps institutions recruit engaged adult learners and increase both persistence and graduation rates.
October 10, 2012 - 2:15pmRachel Algya (eScience Labs, Inc., US)Vendor ShowcaseOceanic 1435 Minutes
Is your institution exploring how to offer an online lab science course? Come explore eScience Labs safe, cost- effective, full-curriculum lab kits. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussion and learn how programs all across the country are using lab kits effectively. Presentation will include time for question and answer as well as exploration of various resources available to institutions developing online lab courses.
October 10, 2012 - 3:00pmMaureen Moses (American Meteorological Society Education Program, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 2535 Minutes
Do you have an online earth science course that uses real-world, current, environmental data? We do! Come learn about AMS Weather, Ocean, and Climate Studies!
October 10, 2012 - 3:00pmTroy Anderson (Cengage Learning, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Cengage Learning’s MindTap represents a new paradigm in online learning – fusing together authoritative textbook pedagogy with customizable Learning Paths, innovative access to a variety of instructional utilities through a unique app model known as MindApps, and access through MindLinks, a service that allows for seamless LMS interoperability, MindTap engages students with a powerful and innovative PERSONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE.
October 10, 2012 - 3:00pmMichael Schulte (PlattForm Higher Education, US)Vendor ShowcaseOceanic 1535 Minutes
The goal of this presentation is to help education marketers understand the new model of advertising that’s shifting the power into the hands of the student. The path to enrollment has changed and now often ends with social media. How can you adapt and leverage social media for your institution?
October 11, 2012 - 10:40amGreg Swinhart (i3results, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 8635 Minutes
Forrester Research reports that organizations following inquiry response and lead management best practices have higher closing rates than competitors
i3results shares their secret shopper study results measuring the responsiveness and enrollment practices of several non – profit, regionally accredited universities offering and advertising online graduate programs.
October 11, 2012 - 10:40amMarlen Rattiner (Blackboard, Inc., US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E2635 MinutesVirtual Session
Education’s primary consumer, the student, is driving the need for new technologies, allowing anytime anywhere access to courses, campus resources, and community information whether it’s synchronous, asynchronous or mobile collaboration. Education is timeless, but the way it’s consumed is different than it was a decade ago.
Successful Outsourcing of Your Online Learning Support: Learn How Adventist University of Health Sciences Leverages Outsourced SupportOctober 11, 2012 - 10:40amNancy Kucera (Adventist University of Health Sciences, US)Dave Carlen (EmbanetCompass, US)Student Services and Learner SupportVendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Although service levels are important, too often forgotten is the quality of the interaction encountered by online instructors and learners as agents work to resolve their technical issues. Hear directly from Adventist University of Health Sciences and learn how they leverage outsourced support to make their programs more successful.
October 11, 2012 - 11:25amJohn Boersma (Adapt Courseware, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 2735 Minutes
College and university instructors and administrators are striving to improve learning outcomes, but most online courses today are still static text and images that do not leverage the digital literacy and expectations of today’s students.
October 11, 2012 - 11:25amWayne Brown (Educators Serving Educators, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 9735 Minutes
An in-depth discussion into the strategies of choosing a successful online partner for entry or expansion in the online degree market.
October 11, 2012 - 11:25amMatthew McCurdy (Sonic Foundry, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
There are many moving parts when it comes to educational technologies and making them work together. This presentation will cover two of the most important aspects of technology within the learning environment: LMS and lecture capture. We’ll explore how they can be enhanced, how to work with instructional design and what’s essential when deploying these systems.
October 11, 2012 - 11:25amMichael Watkins (Toolwire, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
If Higher Education’s goal is to prepare students for life outside of school, programs must realize that the world now values graduates with both knowledge and creative thinking skills. Epistemic games with advanced instructional design and assessment capabilities are now providing students with authentic, engaging experiences in real life situations.
October 11, 2012 - 1:40pmAndrew McCann (Waypoint Outcomes, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 2835 Minutes
Developing advanced writing and critical thinking skills is a primary outcome of a college education. But writing can't just happen in first-year writing courses. How can faculty collaborate to share strategies, save time, and get more writing into the curriculum? Join us for this quick overview of the FREE Waypoint2 Building Block for Blackboard Learn and find out how faculty can efficiently unite rubric-based feedback and document markup in one web-based application. We'll discuss several mini-case studies will show how to make the work students complete more relevant to student lives and goals, to faculty interests, and to institutions need for learning outcomes data.
October 11, 2012 - 1:40pmJoyce Springer (Hands-On Labs, US)Kevin Melendy (Hands-On Labs, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 9835 Minutes
Despite the popularity of online courses, science courses seem to be the last ones to go online, because of the necessity of labs. This session will share best practices of offering science labs for these online courses.
October 11, 2012 - 1:40pmDavid Lindrum (Soomo Publishing, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
Soomo is on a mission to create resources that cost less and work better than traditional texts. The result is the webtext - an online, interactive, affordable textbook replacement with unmatched analytics. Designed to function in traditional, hybrid, and online courses, Soomo offers a catalog of core curriculum titles chock-full of peer-reviewed and expert authored content built inside our top-of-the-line learning environment.
October 11, 2012 - 2:25pmWanda Harden (INTELECOM, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 2935 Minutes
Enhance teaching and learning with curriculum-aligned academic video … streamed on demand. The INTELECOM Online Resources Network® will provide your campus with a fully-hosted and searchable video clip database designed to meet the growing demand for rich media in support of online, hybrid and face-to-face instruction.
October 11, 2012 - 2:25pmPam Rose (CourseSmart, US)Darrin Scott (CourseSmart, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 9935 Minutes
A whopping 74% of students believe it would be impossible to study if their school prohibited the use of technology (laptops, mobile devices, e-reader, etc.), and 40% say they couldn’t last more than 10 minutes without using digital technology (Wakefield, 2012).
However, only 2% of students selected an e-book as the primary way to access content (BISG “Faculty Attitudes, 2012). BISG found that instructors were not assigning digital formats unless they had thoroughly implemented an integrated learning system or were participating in a textbook affordability pilot.
CourseSmart will share effective practices for developing your digital strategy, and offer insight into various influences driving the adoption of digital course materials.
October 11, 2012 - 2:25pmRob Kadel (Pearson eCollege, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
In this session, the presenter will introduce a mixed-method approach to delivering training and professional development, both for instructors new to distance education as well as for those who already have experience, but who would like to learn new tools or sharpen their skills.
October 11, 2012 - 2:25pmRenee Carney (Lower Columbia College, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Millennials have taken our world by cyber-storm. Highly motivated and digitally native, this dynamically changing generation raises the bar. This session will align the characteristics of millennials with innovative educational technologies that will engage the next generation learner.
October 11, 2012 - 3:50pmChris Collier (Epsilen, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 21035 Minutes
The level of student engagement directly impacts student success and institutions are realizing, more than ever, how critical it is to provide their students the tools they need to effectively engage with faculty and administration.
During this session, you will learn how various institutions across the United States have utilized the Epsilen Environment to improve student engagement, both within and outside the classroom.
October 11, 2012 - 3:50pmHarris Goodman (Late Nite Labs, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 91035 Minutes
Teachers are going beyond the traditional science curriculum by using educational technology to engage students and enrich the learning experience. This session will explore how a teacher can institute practical methods of online, blended and mobile learning, using safe and inexpensive tools to enrich the learning environment.
October 11, 2012 - 3:50pmPaige O'Brien (lynda.com, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere A41035 Minutes
Why invest time, money, and effort into e-learning solutions for your organization when nobody ends up using them?
Join lynda.com in challenging the status quo of standardized training, introducing the "new normal" of individualized learning.
You'll see how lynda.com creates learning programs that resonate across age groups and backgrounds to inspire people to want to learn. Learn about the education evolution currently transforming academia and how it applies to the professional world.
Join us to:
- Examine the reasons many e-learning implementations fail
- Analyze how technology is changing the way we learn
- Discover e-learning content that learners truly want
October 11, 2012 - 3:50pmDouglas Winneg (Software Secure, Inc., US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
Online test integrity and student authentication issues can halt the expansion of an institutions’ online program and potentially threaten its accreditation status – learn how one institution is leveraging online exam proctoring technology to provide anytime – anywhere test-taking convenience while assuring exam integrity.
October 11, 2012 - 3:50pmCarla A. Downing (The College Network, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Join The College Network® in the exploration of a cognitive strategy developed specifically with the adult learner in mind--no fluff, no buzzwords; we promise.
October 12, 2012 - 10:40amErik Zack (NBC Learn, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 11135 Minutes
Today's students are visual learners who comprehend by seeing, hearing, and observing events themselves. Learn how to inspire, engage, and stimulate critical-thinking skills using high-quality and timely videos from NBC News that provide historical context and real-world perspective.
October 12, 2012 - 10:40amAndrew McCann (Bridgepoint Education, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 21135 Minutes
They're clumsy! You can't sell them back! They’ll revolutionize education! So, will students ever read them? Answer: yes. Tens of thousands of students are already reading, watching, and listening to digital texts published on our platform. Curious to check it out? Take a look under the hood during this engaging, candid, informal discussion.
October 12, 2012 - 10:40amBrad Johnson (Greenwood & Hall, US)Pam Notemyer Rogers (Greenwood & Hall, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 31135 Minutes
Greenwood & Hall has been a leader in cutting edge integrated marketing, contact management and student life cycle solutions. Through consultation and assessment we work side by side with our schools partners to build sustainable online delivery models providing greater accountability and high levels of service. Join us to learn more about our partnership approach and exploration of the online environment.
October 12, 2012 - 10:40amJon Poole (Vital Source Technologies, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
There is a print to digital shift afoot in the traditional textbook market, and e-textbooks are gaining ground fast - educators and students are demanding enhanced learning experiences and publishers are exploring models to create and deliver content to stay relevant today and tomorrow. Are you e-textbook ready?
October 12, 2012 - 10:40amAndy Caldwell (Kryterion, US) - Panel moderatorWilliam Dorman (Kryterion, US)David Foster (Kryterion, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
Authentication and exam integrity continue to be concerns for higher education. Student loan scandals and cheating rings keep institutions looking for better solutions. Regulations are becoming specific on the need for effective processes to enforce integrity. Online proctoring and new authentication methods are now available and affordable. But which solutions make the most sense for for your institution? This panel discusses the benefits and concerns of organizations considering authentication, cheating and online proctored testing, as well an overview of exciting new solutions that have been launched in the last 12 months.
October 12, 2012 - 11:25amDavid Cashwell (Smarthinking, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 11235 Minutes
Learn about the motivation, implementation, and results of online tutoring by expert educators from Smarthinking. Hear from current users and learn about independent research showing the positive impact on student success and retention.
October 12, 2012 - 11:25amBrian Hopewell (ConnectEDU, US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 21235 Minutes
Review and discussion of best practices in online course evaluation.
October 12, 2012 - 11:25amTrina AngeloneTrimm (VSCHOOLZ, Inc., US)Vendor ShowcaseEurope 31235 Minutes
VSCHOOLZ provides multiple eLearning solutions for K-20 educational institutions and organizations. The groundbreaking Blended Learning Management System provides innovative tools for colleges and schools to support a blended or virtual learning environment. An industry leader in the development of digital courseware, VSCHOOLZ works with your faculty to create high-quality courses.
October 12, 2012 - 11:25amScott B. Johnson (University of Illinois Online - ION)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E235 MinutesVirtual Session
Illinois Online Network is a faculty development initiative that provides professional development opportunities in technology-enhanced teaching and learning. The Making the Virtual Classroom a Reality series (MVCR) is the home of the Master Online Teacher certificate and the Certified Online Learning Administrator programs. ION welcomes Individual and Institutional members.
October 12, 2012 - 11:25amSue Polyson Evans (SoftChalk, LLC, US)Vendor ShowcaseNorthern Hemisphere E335 MinutesVirtual Session
The majority of content being delivered in today’s online courses may be digital, but it is often not "rich" and engaging. It lacks interactivity, media, and sound instructional design. Come learn how SoftChalk Cloud simplifies the process of creating digital learning content that is interactive and engaging.