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IELOL Masters Class

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Lawrence Ragan (Penn State, USA)
Session Information
October 13, 2015 - 8:30am
Session Type: 
Interactive Workshop
Location: 
Southern Hemisphere V
Session Duration: 
7 Hours
Abstract

**This is an invitation only session for 2015 IELOL participants and IELOL Alumni.  This session is not open to general conference attendees. **

The fees for this Full Day Pre-Conference Workshop are: $0 IELOL Class of 2015 / $210 IELOL Alumni 

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The IELOL Masters Class is an opportunity for further exploration of a specific set of topical issues facing leaders in online learning. The major outcome of this workshop will be the framing of a leadership response to the forces and challenges facing online education. These topics will be selected by the IELOL community. Guest invitations will be extended to those individuals best suited to address those topics.

Extended Abstract

Workshop Structure:
This workshop will consist of four topics/issues* selected by the IELOL community as the “hot topics” that are, or may, impact online learning and higher education.

8:30 am Welcome and Agenda Framing

9:00 am Hot Topic Exploration: Round 1
IELOL community, through input on Hot Topics survey, will determine issues addressed during prgoram. Four topics (concurrent) will be presented for exploration and discussion with the outcome of the development of a question posed to a panel of experts.

10:00 am Networking Break

10:20 Hot Topic Exploration: Round 2
IELOL community, through input on Hot Topics survey, will determine issues addressed during prgoram. Four topics (concurrent) will be presented for exploration and discussion with the outcome of the development of a question posed to a panel of experts.

11:30 am Expert Panel Response
Guest panel speakers will respond to critical leadership response issues raised from morning discussions.

12:15 pm LUNCH

1:00 pm Hot Topic Exploration: Round 3
IELOL community, through input on Hot Topics survey, will determine issues addressed during prgoram. Four topics (concurrent) will be presented for exploration and discussion with the outcome of the development of a question posed to a panel of experts.

2:00 pm Networking Break

2:20 pm Hot Topic Exploration: Round 4

IELOL community, through input on Hot Topics survey, will determine issues addressed during prgoram. Four topics (concurrent) will be presented for exploration and discussion with the outcome of the development of a question posed to a panel of experts.

3:15 pm Expert Panel Response
Guest panel speakers will respond to critical leadership response issues raised from afternoon’s discussions.

4:00 pm ADJOURN

* Selected topics for IELOL Masters Class 2015 included: Motivating and Incentivizing Faculty, Badging and Microcredentialing, Institutional Role of Online Learning, Learning Analytics, Accountability of Online Education, Distance Learning/eLearning Organizational Hierarchies, Trends in Higher Education, Competency-based Learning, Leading Change, Online Student Support Services and Interventions to Improve Retention, Assessment of Student Learning Outcomes and Managing Up the Leadership Chain.

Lead Presenter

Dr. Lawrence Ragan directs the design and development of a wide range of faculty development services and systems for Penn State's Academic Outreach. Academic Outreach serves learners via online (the World Campus), Continuing Education, and the video learning network. Dr. Ragan designs and delivers professional development programs, establishes a faculty development learning community, and conducts research including the articulation of strategies to help faculty manage the online workload (SMOW) and the definition of competencies for online teaching success (COTS).

He has served in leadership roles as co-director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leadership program (2005-2006), and currently co-directs the PSU/Sloan-C Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning. Dr. Ragan is a 2011 Sloan-C Faculty inductee.