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Showcase For Graduate Students: Virtual Graduate Research Conference Spring 2016

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Presenter(s)
Jill Buban (Online Learning Consortium, USA)
Kristen Betts (Drexel University, USA)
Session Information
October 15, 2015 - 11:15am
Track: 
Faculty and Professional Development & Support
Major Emphasis of Presentation: 
Practical Application
Institutional Level: 
Universities and Four Year Institutions
Audience Level: 
All
Session Type: 
Discovery Session
Location: 
Atlantic Hall
Section: 
F
Position: 
3
Session Duration: 
45 Minutes
Session: 
Discovery Session 2
Abstract

The Online Learning Consortium will be sponsoring its first virtual graduate research conference in the spring of 2016. If you are a graduate student or you work with masters and doctoral students who would be interested in sharing their research as part of this virtual conference. Stop by to learn more! 

Extended Abstract

Building your vitae as a graduate student is critical, that’s why the Online Learning Consortium is planning a virtual graduate research conference. We recognize that for many graduate students, travel budgets are limited or non-existent. That’s why the Online Learning Consortium decided to launch a virtual graduate research conference. Designed to be highly interactive and engaging, the conference will include opportunities to hear from senior researchers in the field and engage with the OLC community. 

Lead Presenter
Jill Buban

Prior to joining the Online Learning Consortium, Dr. Jill Buban was the Assistant Provost for Research & Innovation at Post University. In this role, Buban instituted university-wide initiatives with a forward thinking, student-centered focus. These initiatives included, but were not limited to, the university’s transition to digital course materials, the creation of an online academy for high school students, competency-based learning initiatives, professional developing credentialing, articulation agreements, enrollment management, oversight of all academic publications, as well as a variety of teaching and learning initiatives.

Prior to joining Post University, Buban worked in Academic Affairs at SUNY Empire State College. She collaborated on a variety of online learning initiatives including the implementation of ePortfolios, open learning access and opportunities, and prior learning assessment.

Dr. Buban continues to study and present on topics surrounding effective technology use for adult learners in online environments. She is a member of the SSEA Communications Committee, an organization for which she was named an Emerging Scholar in 2012. Given the opportunity, Buban continues to teach in the areas of adult and online learning.

  
Kristen BettsDr. Kristen Betts is a Clinical Professor in the EdD Program in Educational Leadership & Management in the School of Education at Drexel University. She has 20 years of experience in higher education serving in key leadership positions within private, public, and for-profit institutions. Dr. Betts’ expertise is in higher education, online and blended learning, curriculum and instructional design, strategic planning, and evaluation. Dr. Betts publishes and presents nationally and internationally on critical issues in higher education, online and blended learning, neuropedagogy, neuro-instructional design, accreditation, accessibility, student/faculty recruitment and retention, eStudent Affairs, eAdvising, Online Human Touch, alternative instructional equivalency, and faculty development. Dr. Betts serves as a conference reviewer for several national and international associations and councils. She is a Quality Matters certified peer reviewer and she has also been a reviewer for eleven journals and publishers. Dr. Betts has received distinguished national awards for her work in higher education and online learning including the CITE 2015 Award by Pearson for Excellence in Online Administration. Dr. Betts has also been a keynote speaker at conferences and government-supported events in Sweden, South Korea, Canada, and across the United States.