Schedule

Monday, October 27th

  • 12:30 PM-5:00 PM

    Registration
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
    in Grand Chenier

    W1: Demystifying Video Creation for Your Classroom Flip: Bring Your Own Laptop/Tablet
    Backed by research on effective learning, flipping the classroom has become an educational imperative on many campuses. To free-up class time for active learning, students need to process content outside of class. Effective instructional videos are a central ingredient of flipping. This workshop addresses the needs of instructional designers and faculty involved in delivering and supporting flipped classrooms. Do the words "codec, compression, screencast, and render" scare you? We will move beyond the jargon and take a holistic approach to instructional video creation. Starting with your learning goals, you will learn how to plan projects with realistic expectations and outcomes. We will guide you through the complete process of video production, examining content format choices while demystifying recording, production and delivery options. We will reference analytic and evaluation techniques with a focus on enhancing your understanding of how flipping the classroom impacts learning.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
    in Grand Couteau

    W2: Building Better Online Learning
    Research on constructivist, learner-centered teaching indicates that it helps students learn more and understand better (Felder & Brent, 1996). Furthermore, students learn more when collaborating and exploring with other students (Vygotsky, 1978). Constructivist activities should promote multiple perspectives, knowledge construction and collaboration, problem solving, and exploration (Murphy, 1997). In a constructivist model, learner-centered course, participants develop skills that can be used in current or future careers. Prospective employers prefer people who know how to take responsibility for their learning (The Conference Board, 2013). To reinforce these necessary lifelong skills, it is essential that course designers construct online classrooms that foster inquiry and higher order thinking. Although it may appear easier to use a constructivist model in a traditional land-based classroom, it is also possible to implement such a model into a virtual classroom.

Tuesday, October 28th

  • 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 8:30 AM-9:30 AM
    in Grand Ballroom C

    Welcome, General Session & Keynote: Ann Hill Duin: As the Future Connects You
    Throughout her career as scholar, educator, and university administrator, Professor Duin has followed--and been part of designing the infrastructure in support of--the trends and transformations in connected learning. From the days of local Appletalk to today's enhanced networks and the emergence of a sea of Google Glass(es)... each decade ignites an increase in learner engagement worldwide. During this keynote, Ann will engage us in active exploration of personal learning networks (PLNs), encouraging us to re-imagine and re-create ourselves and our organizations amid a future of collaboration and connected learning.
  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    in Grand Chenier

    SIG Meeting: Designing, Developing, and Assessing E-Learning SIG
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
    in Grand Chenier

    W3: Synchronous Collaboration on iPads & Androids: WeCollabrify In YOUR Classroom!
    Two major technological transitions are taking place: support for asynchronous collaboration, Web 2.0 technology (web connectivity), is making way for support for synchronous collaboration, Social 3.0 technology (mobile, high-speed connectivity), and in moving from locally-served systems to cloud-served systems, an almost unimaginable amount of user performance data has now become available. Towards, leveraging these two transitions for education, for the past two years we have been building and classroom testing the cloud & mobile-based WeCollabrify Learning Platform. WeCollabrify provides support for synchronous collaboration – two or more learners, each on their own mobile device, co-located or not, working simultaneously inside an app (e.g., creating a concept map, creating a text document) while verbally conversing. In support of the theme of this conference – smart learning environments – we will discuss our next turn of the technological crank: incorporating the performance data on student collaboration that is available because WeCollabrify is anchored in the cloud (i.e., Googles AppEngine) to improve WeCollabrify’s effectiveness.
  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:30-2:45 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Wednesday, October 29th

  • 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM
    "Good Morning" Beverage

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Grand Ballroom C

    Opening Session, Paper Awards & Keynote: Ellen Hoffman: What's in a Name? Changing Times, Changing titles
    Ellen Hoffman
    In a discipline founded on emerging technologies that are subject to rapid and unpredictable change, we often find ourselves trying to decide what to call ourselves. Debates appear online and at meeting places every few years about what title to use for those who design e-learning or support online instructors in their teaching and technology uses. Sometimes humorous, other times seriously impassioned, these discussions have a long history with many different titles now in use. This talk explores the story of our field from a linguistic perspective, with a focus on implications of our names and a view towards the future. It is underpinned by calls from leading researchers challenging us to find more precise terms for the way we think about and research education and learning technologies.
  • 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
    in Gallery

  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    in Grand Chenier

    SIG Meeting: The E-Learning Trends and Innovations SIG
  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:30-2:45 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Thursday, October 30th

  • 8:00 AM-2:30 PM

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM
    "Good Morning" Beverage

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Grand Ballroom C

    Opening Session, Paper Awards & Keynote: Johannes Cronje: The Seven Ages of Computers in Education
    This talk is a light-hearted look at e-maturity models and other models of integrating computers into teaching and learning. It takes its inspiration from Shakespeare's "Seven ages of Man" and shows the relevance of the Bard in the digital age. We begin with the infant. How do we nurture new implementations? How do we deal with the "whining schoolboy" in our institutions who are reluctant adopters? How do we encourage the lovers, and what do we do when they get over enthusiastic? What are the strategies of the soldier, and how do we preserve our honor among the quick quarrels that occur during our implementations? How do we evaluate like the justice, and what are the 'wise saws and modern instances' that we tap into? Then, when our equipment gets old and our innovation stale, how do we retire "into the lean and slippered pantaloon"? Finally, is "Second childishness and mere oblivion" necessarily a negative quality? Once we have successfully implemented, should the technology not be transparent? Should we not be "oblivious" to it? And is second childishness not actually a call for the next innovation? Essentially this talk grapples with all the issues to consider in the successful implementation of technology into education, and will provide a number of case studies to support the argument.
  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    in Grand Chenier

    SIG Meeting: E-Learning in Developing Countries SIG
  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Tuesday, October 13th

  • 5:00 PM-6:00 PM

    Registration

Wednesday, October 14th

Thursday, October 15th

  • 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 8:30 AM-9:30 AM

    Welcome, General Session & Keynote: Rod Sims
  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:30-2:45 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

Friday, October 16th

  • 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM
    "Good Morning" Beverage

  • 8:30 AM-9:30 AM

    Opening Session, Paper Awards & Keynote: George Landow
  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:15 PM-1:30 PM

    Meetings

    • SIG 1: E-Learning in Developing Countries SIG in None Add
    • SIG 2: The E-Learning Trends and Innovations SIG in None Add
    • SIG 3: Designing, Developing, and Assessing E-Learning SIG in None Add
  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:30-2:45 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 5:15 PM-6:30 PM

  • 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Saturday, October 17th

  • 8:00 AM-2:30 PM

    Registration
  • 8:00-8:30 AM
    "Good Morning" Beverage

  • 8:00-8:30 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 8:30 AM-9:30 AM

    Opening Session, Poster Awards & Keynote: Thomas Vander Wal
  • 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

  • 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

Virtual Papers