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ACUE Webinar – Effective Online Instruction

April 2, 6, 9, 14, 17 & 20, 2020

Kevin Kelly –
Author of Advancing Online Teaching: Creating Equity-Based Digital Learning Environments.

Higher education has made an astonishing national transition to online learning. Traditional classrooms may be closed across campuses, but class is still in session, as faculty have gone above and beyond to ensure that their students keep learning.

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World Bank Webinar

April 1, 2020

Phil Hill –
Panel on The Great Pivot Online or Crisis Pedagogy? How to Support Higher Education’s Response to COVID-19.

The closure of college campuses is leading our client countries to scramble for virtual solutions. Some commentators are seeing this as a watershed moment for higher education across the globe: the ‘Great Pivot Online’. While that may be true, it’s not too late to pause and reflect on the best strategy to follow. For one, most students around the world still don’t have easy access to broadband or devices, while many universities and faculty aren’t quite ready to deploy so fast.

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Cal Poly Pomona PolyTeach

March 6, 2020

Kevin Kelly –
Designing Flipped Courses for Learning Equity

PolyTeach is an annual Cal Poly Pomona conference which provides an opportunity for campus conversations about technology, particularly highlighting the creative ways that faculty use technology to support student learning.

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Lilly Conference on Teaching & Learning

February 27, 2020

Kevin Kelly –
Fostering Equity, Connectedness and Inclusion in Your Courses With Universal Design for Learning and Design for Learning Equity.

It’s easy to fall into the “one size fits all” trap when we build courses and course activities. It’s challenging to design and facilitate course experiences that are equitable and inclusive, and that foster human connection.

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Florida Virtual Campus

February 19, 2020

Phil Hill –
Online Learning: Where did we come from, where are we going?

As online and hybrid education enters its third decade, there are significant efforts to move beyond the virtualization of traditional face-to-face classroom and to also move beyond earlier business models.

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ICBA 2020 Conference

February 5, 2020

Phil Hill
How Did Digital Education Become a Thing? Gradually, then Suddenly

The first e-book was shared over the Internet (or its predecessor ARPAnet) five decades ago, and web-based online learning started approximately 25 years ago. There has been a continuum of changes taking advantage of digital platforms and content, including long-term developments by textbook publishers themselves.

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DETCHE Conference

December 3, 2019

Kevin Kelly
Increasing Equity for Online Learners: Course and Campus Level Strategies

First, the good news: Overall retention and success rates for online learners have almost reached parity with those for on-ground learners. However, there’s still work to do: Large, equity-based achievement gaps still exist for a number of student sub-populations, such as Black/African-American and Latinx students, first generation students, and foster youth.

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POD Network Annual Conference

November 16, 2019

Kevin Kelly

The POD Network envisions that all post-secondary institutions value, support, and reward the work of their educators, scholars, and leaders, with an emphasis on teaching as a core scholarly activity, informed by research and reflection, and resulting in success for all students.

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WCET Webinar

September 26, 2019

Phil Hill – Video Included Below
Navigating the OPM Marketplace: Picking the Right Partners While Avoiding Market Chaos

Online Program Management (OPM) companies have been around for two decades, helping colleges and universities create scalable online programs, in a growing and important market. The OPM market is a chaotic one, however, and it would be a mistake for a school to evaluate the market without understanding the changing vendor landscape and underlying trends.

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Online Teaching Conference

June 17, 2019

Kevin Kelly – Video Included Below
Online Student Community: What do students need from us?

The effective practice of encouraging community in our online classes has been with us a long time.  However, the imminent addition of a requirement for student-to-student interaction to our DE regulations should cause us to reimagine how we make it a priority.

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