July 7, 2015 - 1:00pmKathryn Kennedy (MVU, Michigan Virtual Learning Research Institute, USA)Vanessa Dennen (Florida State University, USA)Teaching & Learning EffectivenessFeatured SessionPlaza Ballroom EConcurrent Session 150 MinutesVirtual Session
This panel of K-12 and higher education editors discuss blended learning research, where the field is going, what's needed, and issues with current research practices.
July 7, 2015 - 3:30pmPaige McDonald (The George Washington University, USA)Linda Cotton (George Washington University, USA)Howard Straker (George Washington University, USA)Blended Models & Course DesignFeatured SessionPlaza Ballroom EConcurrent Session 250 MinutesVirtual Session
Discusses highlights from an article series in Online Learning evaluating health sciences education at GWU. Addresses insights gained, gaps identified, and plans for future implementation.
July 7, 2015 - 4:30pmChuck Dziuban (University of Central Florida, USA)Anthony Picciano (City University of New York, Hunter College, USA)Charles R. Graham (Brigham Young University, USA)Patsy Moskal (University of Central Florida, USA)Teaching & Learning EffectivenessFeatured SessionPlaza Ballroom EConcurrent Session 350 MinutesVirtual Session
This session focuses on issues with conducting quality online and blended learning research, including: big data, learning analytics, surveys, literature searches, case studies, etc.
July 8, 2015 - 9:10amLiz Ciabocchi (St. John's University, USA)Mary Niemiec (University of Nebraska, USA)Institutional Leadership & StrategyFeatured SessionPlaza Ballroom EConcurrent Session 450 MinutesVirtual Session
This panel discussion focuses on effective practices and organizational matrices in higher education institutions that encourage engagement and facilitate blended learning leadership at multiple levels.
July 8, 2015 - 10:10amRon Owston (York University, Canada)Teaching & Learning EffectivenessFeatured SessionPlaza Ballroom EConcurrent Session 550 MinutesVirtual Session
Advantages of blended learning and difficulties of implementation are discussed.
July 8, 2015 - 11:20amWendy Woodfield Porter (Brigham Young University, USA)Charles R. Graham (Brigham Young University, USA)Faculty Development & Student SupportFeatured SessionPlaza Ballroom EConcurrent Session 650 MinutesVirtual Session
How do universities' institutional decisions encourage or deter different categories of faculty from adopting blended learning?