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ACCESS Conference 2019 – Summary of Schedule

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ACCESS Conference 2018 – Summary of Schedule

Online Learning Ecologies: Connections and Interactions

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.

ACCESS Conference 2017 – Summary of Schedule

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Wednesday 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM REGISTRATION
Talbot East

Wednesday 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

ENCOURAGE/ENGAGE:
Dr. Stacey Duke | John Brown University
Online Orientation course: how to develop, build and maintain online
relationships with students
Lehman Conference Room, Upper Metzger
EDUCATE:
Dr. Wendy Wakeman (retired) | Fuller Theological Seminary
Competency-Based Education: How it got here and where it’s going
Andrews, Talbot East

Wednesday 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Morning break

Wednesday 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

ENCOURAGE/ENGAGE:
Thomas Wilson & Dr. Mike Truong | Azusa Pacific University
Three approaches to supporting online faculty and enhancing the
student learning experience
Lehman Conference Room, Upper Metzger
EDUCATE:
Dr. Tim Ekblad | Oral Roberts University
Enhanced student experience, increased faculty involvement, and improved
program effectiveness through multiple modalities of content delivery
Andrews, Talbot East

Wednesday 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch break

Wednesday 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

ENCOURAGE/ENGAGE:
Dr. Andy Peterson | Western Seminary
Training for Christian coaching and distance learning
Andrews, Talbot East
EDUCATE:
YouLim Kim | Fuller Theological Seminary
Synchronous Meetings in Asynchronous Online Courses
Lehman Conference Room, Upper Metzger

Wednesday 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Afternoon break

Wednesday 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

ENCOURAGE/ENGAGE:
Dr. Troy Temple & Dr. Matthew Vander Wiele | Liberty University
Strategies for Community Among Online Learners
Andrews, Talbot East
EDUCATE:
Phil Brown | Moody Distance Learning
IDs are from Mars, Faculty are from Venus: Working together to build
quality online instruction
Lehman Conference Room, Upper Metzger

Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Opening Dinner & Welcome: Dr. Clint Arnold, Dean, Talbot School of Theology
Keynote Address: Dr. Dawn Morton, Ashland Theological Seminary
Course of the Year awards and Special recognitions
Andrews Banquet Room, Talbot East

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM WORSHIP AND BUSINESS MEETING
Andrews Banquet Room, Talbot East

Thursday 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM PLENARY SESSION:
Susan Ishii, Joseph Rubio, & Dominic Vincent | Talbot School of Theology
Reflections from an Institution in Transition: Retooling University Structures,
Engaging Critical Voices, Leveraging New Technologies
Andrews Banquet Room, Talbot East

Thursday 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Morning break

Thursday 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

ENCOURAGE/ENGAGE:
Dr. Steve Lowe & Dr. Mary Lowe | Liberty University
An Ecology of Learning
Andrews, Talbot East
EDUCATE:
Dr. John Cartwright & Dr. Gabe Etzel | Liberty University
Valuing Place in Online Theological Education
Lehman Conference Room, Upper Metzger

Thursday 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch break

Thursday 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

ENCOURAGE/ENGAGE:
Dr. Matthew Vander Wiele | Liberty University
Encouraging students to remain essentially grounded in biblical community in
the ever-growing autonomous environment of online learning
Andrews, Talbot East
EDUCATE:
Chad Linn | Central Baptist College
When an accountant is appointed to lead a non-traditional academic program
Lehman Conference Room, Upper Metzger

Thursday 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Afternoon break

Thursday 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

ENCOURAGE/ENGAGE:
Dr. Ron Hannaford, Dr. Lori Nicholson, & Dr. James Tedford | Biola University
THE ELEPHANT IN THE online classROOM: Addressing Challenges in the
Culturally Diverse Online Learning Environment
Andrews, Talbot East
EDUCATE:
Rev. Ben Watson | iTEE Global
Engaging the Disabled Student in the Online Class – Getting the Course Ready
Lehman Conference Room, Upper Metzger

Thursday 4:00 PM – Downtown Disney Event

Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

ENCOURAGE/ENGAGE:
Alin Vrancila | Moody Distance Learning
Minor Change, Major Impact: Student lead discussion boards online
Lehman Conference Room, Upper Metzger
EDUCATE:
Dr. Sebastian Mahfood & Dr. Mark Maddix
Top 10 Best Practices of Online Education
Andrews, Talbot East

Friday 10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Morning break

Friday 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

ENCOURAGE/ENGAGE:
Rev. Ben Watson & Rev. Les Fox | iTEE Global
Encouraging Learning Community in the Online Class by Practicing the “One
Another’s” of the New Testament
Lehman Conference Room, Upper Metzger
EDUCATE:
Kevin Mahaffy | Moody Distance Learning
Law & Order: CPT (Communicating a Personal Touch)
Andrews, Talbot East

Friday 12:00 PM – Conference concludes

ACCESS Conference 2016 – Summary of Schedule

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration
Best Practices and Tips Globally Minded
9:00 –10:15 a.m. Exhibits Open Scott Hamm, Hardin-Simmons University

A Dozen Evidence-based Online Teaching Strategies

Kevin Mahaffy, Moody Bible Institute

How to Avoid the Ticking Time Bomb

10:15 –10:45 a.m. Morning Break
10:45 –11:45 a.m. Phil Brown, Moody Bible Institute

Best Practices: Designing Online Biblical language Courses

Mark Nickens, Liberty University

Global Online Opportunities and Issues

12:00 noon –2:00 p.m. Lunch Break
2:15–3:15 p.m. Sebastian Mahfood, Holy Apostles College & Seminary, John Capper, University of Divinity, & Tim Westbrook, Harding University

FaceMOOC: Establishing Globally-Oriented Massive Open Online Courses on the Facebook Group Platform

3:15–3:45 p.m. Afternoon Break
3:45–4:00 p.m. Rich Lin, Moody Bible Institute

Calculating Workload Credit Hours for Online Courses

Christopher Davis, Harding University

Rubrics – Uniting Quality, Learning, and Engagement

6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Opening dinner

Keynote Address: After the Innovation: Where do we go from here?

Dr. Steve Lowe, Liberty University

Thursday, March 10, 2016

8:30am – 9:00 am Worship and Business Meeting
9:00 – 10:15am Exhibits Open Plenary session

Dr. Gabe Etzel, Liberty University & Dr. Mindi Thompson, Abilene Christian University

Is online education really institutional cheap grace? A response to Paul House’s, Bonhoeffer’s Seminary Vision

10:15 am – 10:45 am Morning Break
Best Practices and Tips Globally Minded
10:45 am – 11:45 am Alin Vrancila, Moody Bible Institute

Ready for online? How do you know?

Joanne Jung, Biola University

Prompts with (Learning Engagement) Appeal

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Break – Interest Groups*
2:15pm – 3:15 p.m. Sandra West, Moody Bible Institute

Creating an online course using a Course Creation Document

Ben Watson, Les Fox, George Law, iTEE Global

Overcoming the Challenges to Blended Learning in an International Context

3:15-3:45 p.m. Afternoon Break
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 pm Kelly Elander, Harding University

Creating a Community of Learning in a Masters level Christian Communication Online Course

Mindi Thompson, Abilene Christian University

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dinner Outing ~ Café Klaser, Heber Springs**

Friday, March 11, 2016

Best Practices and Tips Globally Minded
9:00 – 10:15 a.m. Colleen Halupa, LeTourneau University

What Students and Faculty Think About Academic Honesty: Best Practices in University Management

Andy Peterson, Western Seminary

Competency-Based-Education (CBE) for Global Learners

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Morning Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Tim Westbrook, Harding University, Rollin Guyden, Interdenominational Theological Center, Dr. Mindi Thompson, Abilene Christian University, & Andrew Arroyo, Norfolk State University

The e-Quality Project: Highlighting matters of race, gender, and international participation in online learning communities.

12:00 pm Conference concludes

Schedule is subject to change

*If there is a particular topic of interest you would like to discuss with other members, you are encouraged to organize this time for discussion and collaboration.

**Weather permitting

Conference Hotel’s

Price:
Member rate – $199
Non-member rate – $249
Student / Special guest – $99

To get to Searcy, the best route is to fly to Little Rock and then drive up to Searcy.

There are two hotel options:

One is on campus.
Heritage Inn
1-888-766-2465
The rooms are also under ACCESS.
The room rate is around $73

Down the street:
La Quinta
504 N Popular
Searcy, AR 72143
(501) 278-4200
The rooms are held under our name: ACCESS.

The cut-off date is March 1st.
Room rate is $95 plus tax per night.

Conference Keynote

After the Innovation: Where do we go from here?

Lib SOD official headshot3by Dr. Steve Lowe, Liberty University

Online Christian educators have often led instructional innovation at their institutions positively influencing not only online learning but on-campus instruction as well. We are now experiencing a plateau in innovation, enrollment, and vision. What will it take to provide leadership for the proximate future and what will online educators need to do to continue successfully expanding access for marginalized and traditional learners to Christian higher education in all its forms?

Dr. Steve serves as an Online Chair of Theology for the School of Divinity’s Graduate School at Liberty University and Professor of Christian Education. Part of his teaching duties includes courses at the master’s and doctoral level. His administrative role allows him to oversee the online theology department for the School of Divinity at Liberty. He returned to the classroom full-time after serving as Vice President of Erskine Seminary and prior to that as Dean of the Erskine Virtual Campus. He has written extensively on the subject of spiritual formation in online Christian education and continues his research in this area while maintaining a full teaching load. Steve grew up in Indiana as the son of a pastor who encouraged him to enroll in Moody Correspondence courses as an adolescent. This exposure to an early form of Christian distance education set the stage for a later interest in it as a Christian education practitioner.

He co-directed the National Consultation on Spiritual Formation in Theological Distance Education funded by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion with Dr. Mary Lowe. He has contributed to a series of articles from this consultation as well as a chapter in Best Practices for Online Education: A Guide for Christian Higher Education. Other publications include Spiritual formation in theological distance education: An ecosystem model, Absent in body, Allelon reciprocal commands and Christian development, Building community and facilitating formation in seminary distance education, and Reciprocal ecology: A comprehensive model of spiritual formation in theological education. He has also produced a number of published chapters, professional papers and presentations, book reviews, and Christian Education curriculum. His current area of research interest on the subject of spiritual formation wrestles with the implications of social network research from the perspective of an ecosystem as a paradigm for understanding the social dimension of spiritual formation within the Body of Christ. He is currently working on a book in this area as well as a textbook in the field of history of Christian spirituality. Steve’s s other writing and research interests lie in developing work on the missional church and the implication for local church ministry.

Steve and Mary live in central Virginia. They have 3 children, two of whom live in Arkansas while the other lives in South Carolina. They have 5 grandchildren, one who will soon be graduating from high school. Steve’s hobbies include tinkering with antique radios, watching sports shows, and scouting the country for good barbecue.