Schedule 2018

Online Learning Ecologies: Connections and Interactions

Schedule

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration

Jerry Falwell Library (JFL) Terrace Atrium

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Plenary Session: Online Learning Ecologies: Casting the Vision

Liberty University Rawlings School of Divinity faculty

JFL Terrace Atrium Conference Room

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Morning break – JFL Terrace Atrium
10:45 a.m. – 12 noon Track 1: Connections Track 2: Interactions
Session 1: Dr. Aaron Metzcar

JFL 100

Connecting Data with Student Engagement and Faculty Accountability

Session 1: Dr. Allen Harper

JFL 362

 Navigating the NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

Session 2: Dr. Fawn McCracken

JFL 380

Connecting theory with practice:  Church-based learning ecologies for online ministry students

Session 2: Eric Brandt

JFL 171

Cultivating Life Together through Communities of Practice in Online Theological Education

12 noon – 2:00 p.m. Lunch break – on your own*
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Track 1: Connections Track 2: Interactions
Session 3: Stephen Kemp

JFL 100

Going offline: Learning communities beyond the discussion board

Session 3: Dr. Chris Hulshof

JFL 380

Telling Stories: Using Academic Storytelling to engage a visual culture with the Biblical Narratives

Session 4: Dr. Andrew Peterson

JFL 362

Christian Challenge-based Learning (CBL)

 

Session 4:  Dr. Lawrence Hopperton, Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, Dr. Rebecca Hoey, Dr. Timothy Westbrook

JFL 171

Connecting the Changing Concept of Disability and Accessibility in Online Learning with Reflection on Student to Student Engagement

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Afternoon break – JFL Terrace Atrium
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Track 1: Connections Track 2: Interactions
Session 5: Kevin Mahaffy

JFL 380

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks: Stepping from Pedagogy into Andragogy
Session 5: Dr. Scott Hamm

JFL 171

Using Technology to Connect: Evidence-based Approaches to Faith Formation and Learning in the Online Environment

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Opening dinner

Alumni Ballroom, Montview Student Union

Welcome: Dr. Ben Gutierrez – Co-Provost

Keynote speaker: Dr. Kaye Shelton

COTY & Closing remarks: Dr. Mary Lowe

Thursday, March 15, 2018

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Worship and Business Meeting

JFL Terrace Atrium Conference Room

Dr. Mindi Thompson

Rev. Kevin Mahaffy

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Plenary Session: Quality Course Teaching and Instructional Practice Scorecard (QCTIP)

Dr. Kaye Shelton

JFL Terrace Atrium Conference Room

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Morning break – JFL Terrace Atrium
10:45 a.m. – 12 noon Track 1: Connections Track 2: Interactions
Session 1: Dr. Steve Lowe

JFL 100

Six Thinking Hats: Rethinking Discussion Boards

Session 1: Rollin Guyden

JFL 362

Using Third Party Technology Tools to Engage Students Inside The LMS

Session 2: Dr. Tim Westbrook

JFL 171

An Investigation into the Implications of Dewey’s “Learning Situation” for Online Education

Session 2: Dr. Joanne Jung

JFL 380

Organic Roundtable: Fostering dialogue about risks and rewards in the learning ecosystem

12 noon – 2:00 p.m. Lunch break – on your own*   **
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Track 1: Connections Track 2: Interactions
Session 3: Dr. Stacey Duke

JFL 171

Creating Integral Connections: Supporting Online Instructors and Students

Session 3: Dr. Mindi Thompson

JFL 380

More than Moore: Learner-Context Interaction

Session 4: Dr. Mindy Damon

JFL 100

Session 4: TBA

JFL 362

3:15 – 3:45 p.m. Afternoon break – JFL Terrace Atrium
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Track 1: Connections Track 2: Interactions
Session 5: Dr. Tim Ekblad

JFL 380

Utilizing online technology to create connection points between faculty and distance education students through comprehensive innovative degree plan advisement

Session 5: Alin Vrancila

JFL 171

If You Build It, They Will Learn

This presentation is about how we use ReadyForOnline (a web-based solution) to develop and revise courses at Moody Distance Learning. This session includes a live demo.

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Southern BBQ dinner and LU Praise Concert

Freedom Tower Terrace & School of Music

 

Friday, March 16, 2018

9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Track 1: Connections Track 2: Interactions
Session 1: Dr. Robert Talley

JFL 171

Finding and Correcting Connection Gaps in Online Curriculum

Session 1: Dr. Jim Zabloski

JFL 380

The M.U.S.I.C. Model of Motivation

Session 2: Dr. Gabe Etzel

JFL 100

Toward a Theological Understanding of Online Education: Understanding Vocational, Educational, and Technological Frameworks

Session 2: Michael Herbert

JFL 362

 

Increased Instructor Presence in Online Learning Communities

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Morning break – JFL Terrace Atrium
10:45 a.m. – 12 noon Track 1: Connections Track 2: Interactions
Session 3: Dr. Claudia Dempsey

JFL 100

Erosion Control –  Protecting morale and team confidence during seasons of change

Session 3: Randy Miller & Angela Rice

JFL 171

Jerry Falwell Library Services for Online Students

12 noon Conference concludes**


Program Changes

ACCESS reserves the right to make changes to the program. Every effort will be made to keep you informed. However, unforeseen circumstances may result in the changes of a presentation topic and/or speaker. For the latest conference information, visit our web site at www.accessed.org

This conference is sponsored by ACCESS. While we do our best to solicit participants that best represent our mission and purpose, we are not responsible for sponsorship or program content. Moreover, we cannot be responsible for facilities, schedules, or operations.

Attire

Most participants dress business-casual for the conference. Some presenters wear business casual for their presentation. The attire for the opening dinner is usually business professional

Opening Dinner

Liberty University has graciously offered to host the opening night dinner.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received by March 1 will be refunded after the conference less a $25 processing fee. In the event of a last-minute conference cancellation, we also accept attendee substitutions or transferability to future conferences or webinars. No refunds will be made after March 14, 2018.

Course-of-the-Year (COTY) Contest

The COTY Awards are peer-reviewed assessments which award outstanding new courses developed over the past year by member organizations. Judging is based on instructional design, media/materials development, and learner support. Any ACCESS member or member institution, who has produced a course in the last 12 months, may submit an entry.

There is a course assessment fee of $100 (U.S.) for each course submitted. For more information, please visit ACCESS.

Affinity Groups (meeting location TBA)

We often get requests from those attending the conference to have times in which to share or learn together in smaller groups. If you are interested in forming a group, please feel free to set that up and spread the word. One of the highlights of the ACCESS conference is the networking and ongoing professional relationships often established at the conference.

Conference schedule and room locations subject to change

*Campus tours available through the Welcome Center. Sign-up required.

** Liberty Biblical Museum tours available. Sign-up required.