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eLearning 2011


									C o n f e r e n C e                                                       P r o g r a m

                eLearning 2011
                              February 19–22, 2011
                                  St. Pete Beach, Florida
                              TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

        eLearning Administrators • eLearning Faculty • Instructional Designers
Online Media Specialists • Web Course Designers • Continuing Education Professionals

Sponsored by The Instructional Technology Council, An Affiliated Council of the American Association of Community Colleges
                                        Host Organization: St. Petersburg College
                                                                             table of contents

General Information ................................................ 3                            Sponsors and Exhibitors ........................................ 36

Schedule at a Glance .............................................. 4                             National Planning Committee................................. 39

Pre-conference Meetings and Workshops ............. 10                                            Instructional Technology Council ........................... 40

Saturday, February 19, 2011 ................................................................ 10
                                                                                                  Join ITC .................................................................. 41

Program Schedule and Session Descriptions ......... 14
                                                                                                  ITC Board of Directors ........................................... 42
Sunday, February 20, 2011 .................................................................. 14

                                                                                                  Hotel Floor Plan..................................................... 43
Monday, February 21, 2011 ................................................................. 23

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 ................................................................. 32   Acknowledgements .............................................. 44

                                             general information

Conference Registration                                        Internet Café for E-mail and Web Access
The registration and information center, located in            The conference will have computers with high-speed Inter-
the Grand Palm Colonnade, will be open during the              net access designated for you to use to check your e-mail
following hours:                                               throughout the conference located in the Snowy Egret
                                                               meeting room. Please limit your time on these computers
   Saturday, February 19, 2011, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm              to 15 minutes when others are waiting to use them.
   Sunday, February 20, 2011, 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
                                                                  Internet Café Hours:
   Monday, February 21, 2011, 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
                                                                  Saturday, February 19, 2011 – 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
   Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 7:30 am – 11:15 am
                                                                  Sunday, February 20, 2011 – 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
                                                                  Monday, February 21, 2011 – 7:30 am – 7:00 pm
                                                                  Tuesday, February 22, 2011 – 7:30 am – 11:00 am
All conference participants (including guests) will be
issued conference badges at registration in the Grand          ADA Assistance
Palm Colonnade. This badge should be worn to gain
                                                               The TradeWinds Island Grand Resort is fully ADA acces-
entry to general and concurrent sessions, meal functions
                                                               sible. Please dial “0” from a hotel house phone if you
and special events.
                                                               would like assistance accessing any hotel meeting room.

Presenter Check-In
                                                               Message Board
All presenters must check in with Kimberley Maddox at
                                                               A message board is located near the registration area for
the conference registration desk in the Grand Palm Col-
                                                               use by conference participants.
onnade as soon as possible after arrival to confirm their
presentation schedule and other details related to their
                                                               Hotel Smoking Policy
session. Presenters requiring computer or audiovisual
                                                               Thank you for not smoking in any of the public spaces.
support must also confirm their equipment requirements.
                                                               This includes all meeting rooms, exhibit space, and the
If necessary, please schedule a time to pre-load or test
                                                               hotel lobby.
software or hardware.

                                                               Conference Evaluation Form
                                                               Please complete the attached Conference Evaluation
Exhibits are located in the Banyan Breezeway. The ex-
                                                               Form. If you return this form to us at the registration
hibit hall will be open throughout the conference sched-
                                                               desk or at the closing brunch, you will be eligible to par-
ule on Sunday and Monday except during the general
                                                               ticipate in a special drawing for a $100 cash prize. You
sessions and meal functions. Viewing hours are:
                                                               do not have to be present at the closing brunch to win!!
   Saturday, February 19, 2011                                 Otherwise, please mail the evaluation form to the ITC
   6:30 pm – 8:30 pm – Welcome Reception                       office at One Dupont Circle, Suite 360, Washington, D.C.
   Sunday, February 20, 2011                                   20036-1130. This evaluation form will also be available
   9:30 am – 12:15 pm                                          online for conference attendees at
   2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
   4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Wine and Cheese Reception plus Raffle
   Monday, February 21, 2011
   9:30 am – 12:45 pm
   2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Dessert and Coffee
   2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

                                                eLearning 2011
s c h e d u l e at- a - G l a n c e
Saturday, February 19, 2011
7:00 am – 6:00 pm    Registration
8:00 am – 12:15 pm   Pre-Conference Workshops – Morning
                     Designing High-        Evaluating               Life as Learning:       Strategic Planning
                     Quality Online         Online Faculty           The End of the          Today—to Meet
                     Courses for            Performance              Textbook and LMS        the Challenges of
                     Student Success        Barry Dahl, Innova-      Jeffrey Kissinger,      Tomorrow
                     Rhonda Spells,         tions in e-Education,    Director of Learn-      Jean Runyon, Dean,
                     Executive Director,    and Hanna Erpestad,      ing Technologies,       Virtual Campus, Anne
                     eLearning Services,    Dean of Liberal Arts     and Pete Shapiro,       Arundel Community
                     Prince George’s Com-   and Sciences, Lake       Director of Creative    College, and Loraine
                     munity College         Superior College         Learning Services,      Schmitt, Dean, Dis-
                                                                     and Jose Fierro,        tance Education and
                                                                     Associate Dean of       Academic Technology,
                                                                     Liberal Arts and Sci-   Chemeketa Com-
                                                                     ences, Florida State    munity College
                                                                     College Jacksonville
10:45 am – 3:30 pm   Pre-Conference Workshops – Afternoon
                     Designing High-        The First-Semester Seeing the “Vir-              Teaching and           Tweet This—So-
                     Quality Courses        Experience for     tual” in Outdoor              Learning in the        cial Networking in
                     Blending Online        eLearners          Field Trips                   Digital Age            Higher Education
                     and On-Campus          Jean Runyon, Dean        James A. Wallis, II,    Maria H. Ander-        Barry Dahl, Innova-
                     Environments           of the Virtual Campus,   Professor, Natural      sen, Math Faculty,     tions in e-Education,
                     Rhonda Spells,         Anne Arundel Com-        Science, Seminole       Muskegon Community     and Audrey Williams,
                     Executive Director,    munity College           Campus, St. Peters-     College                Director, Educational
                     eLearning Services,                             burg College                                   Technology Services,
                     Prince George’s Com-                                                                           Pellissippi State Com-
                     munity College                                                                                 munity College

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm    Exhibit Hall Set-up
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm    ITC Meet and Greet!
5:30 pm – 6:45 pm    Opening Keynote and Welcome: If That is Scholarship, We Are Doomed!
                     Cole W. Camplese, Director, Education Technology Services, Penn State University
6:45 pm – 8:30 pm    Welcome Reception Conference Exhibit Hall

Sunday, February 20, 2011
7:00 am –    Registration
5:00 pm
7:30 am –    Coffee
8:30 am
8:00 am –    Featured Presentation: “Looking Through the Lens”
9:30 am      Alan Levine, Vice President, NMC Community, and Chief Technology Officer, New Media Consortium (NMC)
9:30 am –    Exhibit Hall Open
12:15 pm
9:45 am –    Conference Sessions
10:45 am
             Insistence on       Web 2.0:           Using               Lecture            So You Think      Moving the        A Compre-          Sponsored
             Persistence:        Analytics and      Educational         Capture            You Want          Front Lines       hensive            Concurrent
             A Practical         Attestations       Computer            System in          to Teach an       Online:           Distance Edu-      Session
             Approach to         Michael Amick,     Games for a         Teaching and       Online Class?     Embedding         cation Course      Using Learner
             Ameliorating        Central Lakes      Class               Learning:          A Three-Tier      Reference         Development        Readiness
             Risk Factors in     College, and       Carol Luckhardt     Strategies and     Training          Librarians into   and Review         to Improve
                                 Kyle Mackie,       Redfield, St
             Online Courses                                             Best Practices     Module            Online Classes    Process            Online Student
                                 University of      Mary’s University
             Chrisie Mitchell,                                          Ramona Coveny      Roxanne           for Student       Jeremy Burnett     Retention
             Dutchess CC,                                               and Carrie Cao,    Stansbury and     Support           and Lisa Henrik-   Smarter Services
             Robert Knipe,                                              Virginia Western   Tonya Buchan,     April Aultman     sen, Southwest
             Genesee CC,                                                Community          Nevada State      Becker, San       Tennessee Com-
             Martie Dixon,                                              College; Brandy    College           Jacinto College   munity College
             Erie CC, and                                               Scarnatie,
             Sue Gallagher,                                             Truckee
             Hudson Valley CC                                           Meadows
10:45 am –   Break and Exhibit Viewing
11:15 am
11:15 am –   Conference Sessions
12:15 pm
             How’d You           Educational        Scenario-           Multi-             Why Yes, I’ll     Hybrid            A Virtual      Sponsored
             Do That? Tips       Collaborative      based               disciplinary       Take Faculty      Learning for      Advising       Concurrent
             and Tricks          Widgets            eLearning           Screencast-        Training for      Development-      Center—One     Session
             That Might          Anne-              Cathy House         ing—Appeal         $300!             al                Stop Shopping  Enhancing
             Account for         Dominique          and Judith          to Multiple        Stacey Hilton,    Mathematics       Sandie Melton, Online Course
             My 95 Percent       Salamin and        Fredrickson,        Learning           Yavapai College   Donna Gaudet,     Amber Hallmark Content with
                                 Guillaume          Truckee                                                  Scottsdale        and David
             Retention Rate                                             Styles                                                                Curriculum-
                                 Fort, University   Meadows                                                  Community         Cullipher,
             Kari Frisch,                                               Stephen                                                               Based Video
                                 of Applied         Community                                                College           Arkansas State
             Central Lakes                                              Anderson,                                                             Clips
                                 Sciences Western   College                                                                    University -
             College                                                    University of                                                             Intelecom
                                 Switzerland -                                                                                 Mountain Home
                                                                        South Carolina

12:15 pm –   Luncheon and The Grand Debate: Resolved: Master Courses Squash Individuality and Creativity
1:45 pm      Shirley Thompson, North Lake College vs. Dr. James Olliver, St. Petersburg College
             Moderated by Dr. Michael Catchpole, Professor, North Island College

1:45 pm –    Exhibit Hall Open
6:00 pm

Sunday, February 20, 2011 (cont.)
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm   Conference Sessions
                    Instructional   Online           A Faculty-         eLearning         Building         Building        Sponsored
                    Strategies to   Faculty          Driven             Smackdown:        Faculty          Collaborative   Concurrent
                    Help Distance   Survival         Pedagogy           Rise of the       Support          Models to       Session
                    Learning        Kit: Using       for Teaching       Contrarians       for Quality      Provide Vital   Program-
                    Students        Web-based        and Learning       Barry Dahl,       in Course        eStudent        wide
                    Persist         Tools to         Online: Best       Innovations in    Design...        Services        Measurement
                    Tina Stavredes, Manage Time,     Practices          e-Education,      Having Cake      Karen Boyd,     of Learning
                    Capella                                             and Myk Garn,                      Ohio Learning
                                    Tasks and        across                               Helps!                           Outcomes
                    University                                          Southern                           Network,
                                    Information      Disciplines                          Beth Hale,                       with
                                                                        Regional                           and Carolyn
                                    Elizabeth        Kevin Morgan,                        Colin Stapp,                     Instructure
                                                                        Education Board                    Rogers,
                                    McMahon,         Li-Lee Tunceren,                     Sage Freeman,                    Canvas
                                    Northland        Jennifer Haber                       Mark Rediske     Connecticut
                                                                                                           Distance        Instructure
                                    Community        and Anita                            and Shannon
                                    and Technical    Naravane, St.                        Riggs,           Learning
                                    College          Petersburg                           Chemeketa        Consortium
                                                     College                              Community
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm   Break and Exhibit Viewing
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm   Conference Sessions
                    TRIO—Taking     Incorporating    Increase           ITC               Creating         Online Course   College        Sponsored
                    the Retention   Active           Student            Leadership        a Virtual        Delivery:       Orientation    Concurrent
                    Initiative      Learning Into    Satisfaction       Academy           Community        Quality Still   First          Session
                    Online          an Online        with Constant      Panel             for Fully-       Matters!        Semester       Learning
                    Ray Mercer,     Environment      Communica-         Paula Ascher,     Online           Jurgen Hilke,   Amy Johns,     Objects in the
                    Columbus        Using Free       tion, without      Columbia Gorge    Faculty          Frederick       Moberly Area   Cloud (Not
                    Technical       Internet Tools   Killing            CC; Honoria       Tom Dorgan,      Community       Community      Pie in the
                    College         Yvette                              Balogh,           Savannah         College         College
                                                     Yourself                                                                             Sky)
                                    Espinosa,                           Iowa Valley       College of Art
                                                     Sandy King,                                                                          SoftChalk
                                    South Mountain                      CC District;      and Design
                                    Community                           Kathryn
                                                     Mallick and
                                    College                             Rhodes, Roane
                                                     Ken Jarvis,
                                                                        State CC;
                                                     Anne Arundel
                                                                        Witt Salley,
                                                                        Jr., Ozarks
                                                                        Technical CC;
                                                                        Sheri Steinke,
                                                                        Normandale CC
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm   Wine and Cheese Reception and Raffle Conference Exhibit Hall

                                                     eLearning 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011
7:30 am – 5:00 pm    Registration
7:30 am – 8:30 am    Coffee
8:00 am – 9:30 am    Featured Presentation: The Open Future
                     David Wiley, Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University

9:30 am – 12:45 pm   Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 am – 11:00 am Conference Sessions
                     Orientation      QuickStart       Bringing           Community           Guided            Quality            Quality
                     2.0—New          to College or    Distance           College             Simulations       in Online          Assurance
                     Approaches       Not: Is On-      Education          Online              for               Education—         and
                     to Reaching      line Learning    Home:              Education           Individualiz-     Priceless          Mentoring
                     the Geo-         the Right Tool   Exploring          Consortium          ed Faculty        Melanie            in an Online
                     graphically      for At-Risk      Place-based,       (CCOEC)—            Training          Morgan-            Program
                     Challenged       Adults?          Experiential       The New             Liz Crowell and   Jackson,           JJ Johnson,
                                      Susan Olson,                                            Andrea Stone,     South Florida      Pierce College,
                     Student                           Learning           Initiative
                                      The University                                          University        Community          Washington
                     Online                            Online             Pamela Quinn
                                      of Akron,                                               of Central        College
                     Michael                           Rochelle           and Valerie
                     Sullivan and     College of       Troyano and        Cavazos,            Oklahoma
                     Rodney Hargis,   Education        Jason Myers,       Dallas County
                     Mercer County                     Northwest          Community
                     Community                         Indian College     College District,
                     College                                              Jean Runyon,
                                                                          Anne Arundel
11:00 am – 11:30 am Break and Exhibit Viewing
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Conference Sessions
                     Striving for     Web 2.0          Teaching           Keep Your           Online Course     Be Cre-            Accessibility:
                     Success:         Applications:    Speech             Community           Peer Reviews:     ative and          It’s Easier
                     Efforts for      Free Tools for   Online . . . and   Close (at a         What the Past     Engage Your        Than You
                     Promoting        You and Your     Other Things       Distance):          Three Years       Students!          Think
                     Student          Students         You Can’t Do       How Distance        Have Taught       Enhancing          Cynthia
                     Success          Mark           Don                  Education           Us                Communica-         Alexander,
                     in Online        Workman, Blinn Humphreys,           Provides            Jason             tion with          Pierce College,
                                      College        Cedarville                               Kaufman,                             California
                     Learning                                             Community                             Today’s
                     Martie Dixon                    University                               Cheryl
                                                                          Access                                eLearners
                     and Kate                                             Robert              Redinger          Kimberly
                     Griffin, Erie                                        Messina             and Jennifer      Hardy, Florida
                     Community                                            and Martin          Joffee, Inver     State College at
                     College                                              Hoffman,            Hills Community   Jacksonville
                                                                          Burlington          College
                                                                          County College

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm   ITC Recognition Luncheon
                     ITC Awards for Excellence in eLearning

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm    Dessert and Coffee in the Exhibit Hall
2:00 pm – 5:30 pm    Exhibit Hall Open

Monday, February 21, 2011 (cont.)
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm   Conference Sessions
                    Launching           “I Have This    Paperless         US UCAN:          Changing the       Online           Proof of
                    a Digital           Assessment      Learning:         Broadband         Face of the        Cheating:        Learning
                    Literacy            Data, Now       Creative          Opportunities     Classroom:         What to do?      Jean Runyon,
                    Program             What?”          Alternate         for               Producing          Robert Van       Dean, Virtual
                    for the 21st        Wendy Dusek     Assignments       Community         Digital            Cleave,          Campus,
                                        and Andrea      Ken Jarvis,                                            Laramie County   Anne Arundel
                    Century                                               Colleges          Content
                                        Schullo,        Sandy King                                             Community        Community
                    Learner                                               Mickey Slimp,     and Digital
                                        Wisconsin       and Darlene                                            College          College
                    Amy Moore                                             Northeast Texas   Student
                    and Julie           Indianhead      Mallick,          Consortium of
                                        Technical                                           Feedback
                    Giuliani, Florida                   Anne Arundel      Colleges and
                                        College                                             Brian Jean, Taft
                    State College at                    Community         Universities      College
                    Jacksonville                        College

3:45 pm-4:45 pm     Conference Sessions
                    Factors             Lessons         The Social        To Lead or        Harnessing         Bring Back
                    Impacting           Learned:        Role of           Manage—           the Power          Pen to Paper
                    Online              Teaching and    the Online        That is the       of Mobile          Digitally—
                    Student             Learning in     Instructor:       Question!         Technology         StarBoard
                    Retention at        Second Life     Developing        Patrick           in Your            Grading
                    MCC                 Michelle        the Digital       Pezzelle,         Classroom          Online
                    Leo Hirner,         Rudolph,        Personality       Flathead Valley   Nancy Munce        Student
                    Metropolitan        Montana State   Andrea Stone,     Community         and Alan           Submissions
                    Community           University -    Jill Rooker and   College           Shapiro, St.       Judith
                    College -           Great Falls     Liz Crowell,                        Petersburg         Fredrickson
                    Kansas City                         University                          College            and Thomas
                                                        of Central                                             Kies, Truckee
                                                        Oklahoma                                               Meadows
5:00 pm-7:00 pm     Dolphin Watch Sunset Tour (register to attend)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
7:30 am – 11:15 am   Registration
7:30 am – 8:30 am    Coffee
8:30 am – 9:30 am    Conference Sessions
                     Collaborating     Avatar! (Not     “Can You         What’s NEXT?        Teaching
                     to Serve          3D, Blue,        Hear Me          Developing          English as
                     Online            Feline, or       Now?”            a Next Gen          a Second
                     Students: The     in Any Way       Incorporat-      Classroom           Language
                     University        Affiliated       ing Audio into   Audrey              & American
                     of Arkansas       with James       all Classes—     Williams,           Sign
                     Online            Cameron)         from Arts to     Pellissippi State   Language
                                       Julie                             Community
                     Consortium                         Zoology                              Linguistics
                                       Rorabaugh,                        College, and
                     Tammy Jolley,                      Tammarra                             in a Blended
                                       Cowley College                    Howard Beattie,
                     Ed Thaxton                         Holmes,                              Environment:
                                                                         Holland College
                     and Michelle                       Laramie County                       Theory to
                     Waites,                            Community
                     University                         College
                     of Arkansas
                                                                                             Tunceren and
                                                                                             Beth Carlson,
                     College at
                                                                                             St. Petersburg

9:30 am – 10:00 am   Break
10:00 am – 11:00 am Conference Sessions
                     Online            Operate in       Believe It       Creating            Quick            From Print
                     Andragogy:        the Cloud—A      or Not ... A     ePub with           Tricks to        to Digital:
                     Strategies        Dozen Great      Flash-based      Embedded            Accessibility    Lessons
                     and Tools to      Tools with a     YouTube          Videos from         Patrick Ryan     Learned in
                     Help Adult        Single Login     Video Player     the Desktop         and Martie       Hybrid and
                     Learners be       Barry Dahl,      that is          Brian Jean, Taft    Dixon, Erie      Online Course
                                       Innovations in                    College             Community
                     Successful                         Completely                                            Delivery
                                       e-Education                                           College
                     Online                             Accessible                                            Peter Shapiro
                     Students                           Alan Shapiro,                                         and Patti
                     Mary Petrie                        St. Petersburg                                        Levine-Brown,
                     and Anne                           College                                               Florida State
                     Johnson, Inver                                                                           College at
                     Hills Community                                                                          Jacksonville
11:15 am – 12:30 pm Closing Brunch with Featured Presentation: Levers of Change in Higher Education
                     Maria H. Andersen, Math Faculty, Muskegon Community College

                                                        eLearning 2011

                                                                 eLearning 2011

                          pre-c0nference workshops
                          Saturday, February 19, 2011                                   the quality of the online course. Participants will have an
                                                                                        opportunity to create a design plan for an online course
                          7:00 am – 6:00 pm                                             they are preparing to create and receive worksheets
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011

                                                                                        and other tools that can be used as a starting place for
                          Registration                                                  designing a high-quality online course.
                          Grand Palm Colonnade
                                                                                        Evaluating Online Faculty Performance
                          8:00 am – 3:30 pm                                             SPC University Partnership Building – Room 320
                                                                                        Barry Dahl, Innovations in e-Education, and Hanna
                          PRE-COnFEREnCE WORkShOPS                                      Erpestad, Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Lake Superior
                          St. Petersburg College
                                                                                        The presenters will examine two aspects of online faculty
                          These workshops will take place at St. Petersburg Col-
                                                                                        evaluation: 1) the administrative evaluation of faculty
                          lege. The meeting times are when participants should
                                                                                        performance, and 2) the end-of-term evaluation com-
                          meet in the lobby of the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort
                                                                                        pleted by online students. They will also tie the evalu-
                          to board the bus that will travel to St. Petersburg Col-
                                                                                        ation instruments and procedures to a course quality
                          lege. Those who attend a morning session will already
                                                                                        rubric and to stated expectations of faculty performance.
                          be at the college and will also be able to attend an after-
                                                                                        All materials, rubrics, and resources are freely shared for
                          noon session. Registration is $75 to attend one session,
                                                                                        your use after the workshop.
                          $140 to attend two sessions. Fee includes transporta-
                          tion, a box lunch, and a tour of the St. Petersburg Col-      Life as Learning: The End
                          lege campus.                                                  of the Textbook and LMS
                                                                                        SPC University Partnership Building – Room 216
                          Morning Sessions                                              Jeffrey Kissinger, Director of Learning Technologies, and
                          8:00 am – 12:15 pm                                            Pete Shapiro, Director of Creative Learning Services, and
                                                                                        Jose Fierro, Associate Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences,
                                                                                        Florida State College at Jacksonville
                          Designing high-Quality Online Courses for
                          Student Success                                               Learn how one large southeastern state college is en-
                          SPC University Partnership Building – Room 239                hancing student learning, access, and relevancy by mov-
                          Rhonda Spells, Executive Director, eLearning Services,        ing away from industrial model relics like textbooks and
                          Prince George’s Community College                             traditional learning management systems. The learning
                          What does a high-quality online course look like? In          and technology leaders at Florida State College Jack-
                          this session, we will discuss standards of best practice      sonville will take workshop participants along a journey
                          necessary to design high-quality online courses that          through innovation, learning research, leadership, and
                          focus on student success. During this hands-on work-          “actionable foresight.”
                          shop, participants will explore an existing online course
                          for ideas and best practices for student success. We
                          will also explore free online resources that will improve

Strategic Planning Today –                                    Afternoon Sessions
to Meet the Challenges of Tomorrow
SPC University Partnership Building – Room 235                10:45 am – 3:30 pm
Jean Runyon, Dean, Virtual Campus, Anne Arundel Com-
munity College, and Loraine Schmitt, Dean, Distance           Designing high-Quality Courses Blending
Education and Academic Technology, Chemeketa Commu-           Online and On-Campus Environments
nity College                                                  SPC University Partnership Building – Room 239
Shrinking budgets, growing enrollments, changing              Rhonda Spells, Executive Director, eLearning Services,
technologies, and the need for change in higher educa-        Prince George’s Community College

tion challenge distance education practitioners to use        Many institutions are experiencing tremendous growth
their resources strategically. Join us so we can examine      in courses that use both online and on-campus envi-
the mission-critical elements of your eLearning program       ronments to deliver instruction. Whether you call these
(strengths, challenges and possibilities) and develop a       courses “blended,” “hybrid, “campus Web,” or some
strategic approach for addressing the needs at your           other name, it is important to ensure they are designed
college. We will take a systems-thinking approach to          to take advantage of the online and on-campus environ-
planning—addressing the goals and objectives—and              ments. Join us in this session as we discuss standards

                                                                                                                            Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011
explore the process: creating and facilitating an inclusive   of best practice necessary to design high-quality hybrid/
process, building buy-in, and gaining broad support and       blended courses. During this hands-on workshop, par-
involvement to create and implement strategic plans.          ticipants will explore an existing hybrid/ blended course
We will provide a toolkit (including templates and models)    for ideas and best practices for high-quality design, and
to add to your leadership tool box so you walk away with      explore free online resources that will improve the quality
the framework for a strategy to use at your institution.      of the hybrid/blended course. Participants will have an
                                                              opportunity to create a design plan for a hybrid/blended
                                                              course they are preparing to create.

                          The First-Semester Experience for eLearners                      phasize techniques that foster self-directed learning and
                          SPC University Partnership Building – Room 232                   leverage technology and engage students by incorpo-
                          Jean Runyon, Dean of the Virtual Campus, Anne Arundel            rating modern issues across the curriculum. We will
                          Community College                                                focus on the use of technology to create curricula and
                          As colleges consider online learning to be central to their      instruction that reinforces the ability to learn deeply, think
                          mission of providing adults with access to high-quality          creatively, and quickly retrieve past learning.
                          learning opportunities, they face increasing demands
                          to ensure their online learners can successfully achieve         Tweet This – Social networking in higher
                          their academic, professional, and personal enrichment            Education
                          goals. First-time online students represent a population         SPC University Partnership Building – Room 320
                          that may not achieve their academic goals as evidenced           Barry Dahl, Innovations in e-Education, and Audrey Wil-
                          by the withdrawal rates in online courses. Jean Runyon           liams, Director of Educational Technology Services, Edu-
                                                                                           cational Technology Services, Pellissippi State Community
                          will provide an overview of best practices and student           College
                          success models designed to support the learners during           Do you believe in the premise that “none of us are as
                          their first eLearning experience – from the time a learner       smart as all of us?” If so, what are you doing to take
                          considers enrolling in an online course, during the criti-       advantage of that? Are you connecting with your peers
Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011

                          cal first two weeks of the semester, and throughout the          in meaningful and useful ways? Are you learning from
                          course.                                                          others and are they learning from you? These are some
                                                                                           of the questions we will explore in this session as we see
                          Seeing the “Virtual” in Outdoor Field Trips
                                                                                           how social networking is changing the way the world
                          SPC University Partnership Building – Room 233
                                                                                           works, and especially how education works. Twitter,
                          James A. Wallis, II, Professor, Natural Science, Seminole
                          Campus, St. Petersburg College                                   Facebook, and LinkedIn are some of the tools we will
                          What do students need to see when they participate in a          examine in this hands-on workshop. We will help you
                          virtual science field trip? Designing an ecology virtual field   build your own network of educators and show you how
                          trip or any outdoor experience starts in the actual envi-        to benefit from it. We will place particular emphasis on
                          ronment. Tour the Seminole Campus Habitat Park with              who is effectively using these tools in higher education
                          Jim Wallis to learn how to plan a virtual experience while       and how. We will discuss uses both inside and outside
                          in the field. Visit the recently-opened campus habitat           of the classroom.
                          park and boardwalk to see Florida’s natural and unnatu-
                          ral systems. Jim will describe the local species, habitat
                                                                                           4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
                          and threats to Florida’s natural landscape. Participants         ITC Meet and Greet!
                          will collaboratively design several ecology virtual field        Indian and Bird Key
                          trips based on the habitats found in this unique environ-        Meet colleagues from your region, other ITC members,
                          ment. You will learn about local native Florida species,         and the ITC board of directors in a fun and relaxing
                          discover how to protect these environments, and have             atmosphere! Non-ITC members are welcome! ITC staff
                          time to see the many native and migratory species found          and members of the ITC board of directors will provide
                          within the park.                                                 an update on current legislation, the latest research on
                                                                                           distance education at community colleges, ITC activities,
                          Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
                                                                                           and offer an opportunity for you to provide some feed-
                          SPC University Partnership Building – Room 213
                                                                                           back. What distance learning challenges can ITC help
                          Maria H. Andersen, Math Faculty, Muskegon Community
                          College                                                          you sort out? What future projects should we be work-
                          Problem: How do you prepare students for careers that            ing on? We will also talk about ITC’s upcoming 2011
                          have not been invented yet using skills that don’t exist         Leadership Academy which will take place in Colorado
                          right now? Answer: Focus on the skills that surround the         Springs, Colorado on July 24-26, 2011.
                          content that will be transferable across careers. Em-

    5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
    Opening keynote Presentation
    Island Ballroom

                      If That is Scholarship, We Are Doomed!
                      Cole W. Camplese, Director, Education Technology Services, Penn State University

                      New forms of conversations are emerging across the Web that are shaping the nature
                      of our institutional responsibilities. Remix culture is impacting the future of discourse on
                      levels that make many of us uncomfortable. Let’s explore the notion of the “conversation”
                      as it exists across the social Web—to see how we, as educators, can take cues from this
                      emerging dialogue. It is our responsibility—not to dismiss these forms as passing fads, but
    to realize the embedded pedagogies that exist within these emergent spaces—pedagogies we must under-
    stand to fully imagine what the future of digital media means to scholarship.

                                                                                                                          Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011
    Cole Camplese is the director of education technology services at Pennsylvania State University. He over-
    sees university-wide initiatives that impact teaching and learning with technology. His primary area of focus
    is integrating emerging technologies into learning spaces. At Penn State, the challenge is providing scalable
    solutions that the 94,000 students and 10,000 faculty can successfully use to enhance their teaching and
    learning environments.

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Welcome Reception
Banyan Breezeway
Join us for a wonderful gathering of friends and distance learning colleagues, old and new. Enjoy refreshments, conver-
sation and decide how to enjoy the best of the dining and entertainment scene in St. Pete Beach. eLearning 2011 will
provide information on area restaurants and activities to enjoy with fellow attendees. Join a group and have some fun!

                                         eLearning 2011

                                                               eLearning 2011

                        proGram schedule &
                        session descriptions
                        Sunday, February 20, 2011
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011

                        7:00 am – 5:00 pm                                                7:30 am – 8:30 am
                        Registration                                                     Coffee
                        Grand Palm Colonnade                                             Grand Palm Colonnade

                             8:00 am – 9:30 am
                             Welcome to St. Petersburg, Florida
                             Kenneth P. Burke, CPA, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Pinellas County; Chairman of the Board of Trustees, St.
                             Petersburg College; Board of Directors, American Association of Community Colleges

                             Featured Presentation
                             Island Ballroom

                                               Looking Through the Lens
                                               Alan Levine, Vice President, NMC Community, and Chief Technology Officer, New Media
                                               Consortium (NMC)

                                                In our media-soaked culture, the cliché exchange rate of 1,000 words per picture seems
                                                quite low. The mechanics and art of photography unveil an intriguing metaphor for thinking
                                                about learning. For a photographer, the operation of cameras—exploiting apertures, shutter
                             speeds, optics, filters—coexist with the artistic skills of pre-visualization, framing, composition. We meld with
                             the camera, the boundary between tools and our human capabilities blur. Taking the metaphor farther, creat-
                             ing an engaging learning experience is much more than point and shoot. Few successful photographers are
                             born innately with their skills—it is a craft, as is learning, that often improves in the act of doing, trying, and

                             Alan Levine is vice president for the NMC Community and chief technology officer for the New Media Consor-
                             tium (NMC), an international consortium of learning-focused organizations dedicated to the exploration and use
                             of new media and new technologies. Alan is widely recognized nationally and internationally for expertise in the
                             application of new technologies to educational environments and was a pioneer on the Web back in 1993.

                                                                                                                             Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011
                                                             ameliorate key risk factors through gatekeeping policies,
                                                             student outreach programs, instructional design initia-
9:30 am – 12:15 pm                                           tives, and innovative use of available LMS technology.
                                                             The results showed measurable improvements in stu-
Exhibit hall Open                                            dent success rates. The presenters will share examples
Banyan Breezeway                                             of written policies, student notifications, and instructional
                                                             materials which attendees may adapt for their own insti-
9:45 am – 10:45 am                                           tutions.

Insistence on Persistence: A Practical
                                                             Web 2.0: Analytics and Attestations
Approach to Ameliorating Risk Factors in
Online Courses
Sawgrass                                                     Michael Amick, Dean of Academic and Technology
                                                             Services, Central Lakes College, and Kyle Mackie,
Chrisie Mitchell, Dutchess Community College, Robert         eLearning Manager, University of Guelph
Knipe, Genesee Community College, Martie Dixon, Erie
Community College, and Sue Gallagher, Hudson Valley
                                                             Most of us have been delighted to dabble in and assimi-
Community College                                            late many tools in the Web 2.0 landscape. Now it is time
The SUNY directors of online and distance learning envi-     to increase the value. The presenters will enlighten you
ronments (DOODLE) documented ten risk factors that in-       about the data available about your Web 2.0 postings
versely correlate with student success and persistence in    and how it might be used for gain, awareness, and pride.
online courses, and identified three “spheres of control”    Examples include YouTube Insight, Manage Info,
to assign responsibility to help reduce the risks: gate-     and more! Share the value! Web 2.0 tools are making
keeping (enrollment management), instructional design        big news (ex. Twitter in Iran), but what about impacting
(student engagement), and systemic (institutional culture,   our students closer to home? Hear about the first-hand,
policies and procedures). Using this data, Dutchess          amazing influence these tools have had and share some
Community College spearheaded an institutional drive to      of your own.

                        Using Educational Computer Games for a                          The module created a learning community for online in-
                        Class                                                           struction that has advanced the scholarship of teaching,
                        Palm                                                            improved course evaluations, student satisfaction, and
                        Carol Luckhardt Redfield, St Mary’s University                  instructor confidence.
                        More than 1,500 educational computer games are
                        available at Carol                Moving the Front Lines Online: Embedding
                        Luckhardt Redfield will show how to find games to fit           Reference Librarians into Online Classes for
                        every topic being taught and supplement any format of           Student Support
                        instruction. She will use a developmental math class for
                        intermediate algebra as an example to show examples             April Aultman Becker, Librarian, San Jacinto College

                        of games available to supplement the math content.              The San Jacinto College system is integrating library
                        Receive direct access to a free, online, searchable data-       services virtually by embedding reference librarians into
                        base of educational video game information. Bring more          Blackboard online course modules. Students are not
                        fun into your instruction!                                      always aware of the services available through the library,
                                                                                        so the embedded librarian is a recognizable contact in
                        Lecture Capture System in Teaching and                          their class to help navigate databases and locate, evalu-
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011

                        Learning: Strategies and Best Practices                         ate, and cite the best resources for projects. Learn how
                        Jasmine                                                         we started our program, how it works on a daily basis,
                        Ramona Coveny, Coordinator of Distance Learning and             how it’s grown in the past year, and how to implement an
                        Instructional Technology, Carrie Cao, Instructional Designer    embedded program at your own school. The library is
                        and Technologist, Virginia Western Community College, and
                        Brandy Scarnatie, Truckee Meadows Community College             no longer just a building with books—it has an important
                        Would recording audio and video of your classroom               virtual presence. The embedded librarian program is the
                        lectures add to your delivery of content for distance           first step in collaboration between faculty and librarians
                        learning students? Would recording your instructions for        to make student research more efficient and meaningful.
                        assignments, projects, or exams facilitate student learn-
                                                                                        A Comprehensive Distance Education Course
                        ing? The presenters will deliver the results of a Fall 2010
                                                                                        Development and Review Process
                        pilot study of Panopto lecture capture system at Virginia       Blue Heron
                        Western Community College. They will discuss training
                                                                                        Jeremy Burnett, Director, Center of Emphasis for
                        and faculty support, feedback and anecdotal comments            Teaching and Technology, Lisa Henriksen, Coordinator and
                        from faculty and students, instructional strategies and         Academic Webmaster of Distance Education, Southwest
                        best practices for integrating the Panopto lecture cap-         Tennessee Community College

                        ture system into curriculum, instruction, and the virtual       The presenters will step through Southwest Tennessee
                        and physical classroom.                                         Community College’s process for developing an online
                                                                                        course—from the instructor’s initial request, through a
                        So You Think You Want to Teach an Online                        pre-development consultation, evaluation and schedul-
                        Class? A Three-Tier Training Module                             ing of training needs, course development, then on to
                        Glades                                                          the course review process and course implementation.
                        Roxanne Stansbury, Assistant Dean, School of Education,         The course review process includes a self-assessment,
                        Tonya Buchan, Instructional Technologist, Nevada State          peer, accessibility, trainer, and technical reviews. See
                                                                                        how these support mechanisms enhance the quality of
                        Without an in-depth understanding of the pedagogy for
                                                                                        the institution’s online courses in terms of consistency,
                        teaching online, new eLearning instructors often begin
                                                                                        pedagogy, content, assessment and accessibility, while
                        to quickly drown in the virtual world! The free time they
                                                                                        providing faculty course developers with the support
                        thought was coming their way is immediately sucked
                                                                                        they need and deserve.
                        up by hours administering damage control from angry
                        students, planning, and course design. Nevada State
                        College prevent the blind-side experience by facilitating a
                        three-tier training module prior to an instructor’s first on-
                        line teaching experience. Roxanne Stansbury will share
                        the module and data collected from its implementation.

Sponsored Concurrent Session                                  Educational Collaborative Widgets
Using Learner Readiness to Improve Online                     Sabal
Student Retention                                             Anne Dominique Salamin, Professor, and Guillaume
Smarter Services                                              Fort, Assistant, University of Applied Sciences Western
                                                              Switzerland – HES-SO
Royal Tern
In today’s economy student retention is important—es-         Cyberlearn, an eLearning center of University of Applied
pecially for distance education programs. In this presen-     Sciences Western Switzerland, took a new step in the
tation learn how that over 300 colleges and universities      collaborative area by providing professors and teachers
measure learner readiness and how they use these              with widget applications they can use in the college’s
measurements to identify at-risk students followed by         LMS Moodle. Through an online store, professors and
interventions to help these students succeed.                 students can download free micro apps to enhance their
                                                              teaching and learning. Examples include best practices
10:45 am – 11:15 am                                           for learning, a dictionary, a community dates reminder,
                                                              exam help, a one-exercise-a-day drill, a timeline to visu-
Break and Exhibit Viewing                                     alize important historical dates and events, a collabora-
Banyan Breezeway                                              tive magic slate, and others. The eLearning center and
                                                              computer science students choose and implement the

                                                                                                                             Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011
11:15 am – 12:15 pm                                           widgets through a contest. Final widgets are selected
                                                              or rejected by a global rating. Participants will be able to
how’d You Do That? Tips and Tricks
                                                              download our bilingual widgets to use in their own learn-
That Might Account for My 95 Percent
Retention Rate                                                ing system.
                                                              Scenario-Based eLearning
Kari Frisch, Central Lakes College
Kari Frisch tracked her retention rates over two consecu-
                                                              Cathy House, Professor and Instructional Designer,
tive full-time semesters and every class came in between      and Judith Fredrickson, Instructor, Truckee Meadows
92 and 98 percent. She will share ten tips and tricks         Community College
from her online teaching experience that might have con-      Traditional eLearning classes often provide limited oppor-
tributed to those high results. She will highlight teaching   tunities for interactivity, problem solving and the develop-
ideas, best practices and even some course manage-            ment of employability skills. Using fully-online or hybrid
ment tools which are transferrable to most disciplines.       scenario-based eLearning, educators can create highly-
Most ideas can be easily implemented into existing            engaging, collaborative learning environments that place
online courses regardless of the course management            students in reality-based work situations anytime, any-
system. This is an interactive session so be prepared to      where. The premise presents students with a realistic
participate, learn, and have a little fun!                    scenario as if they were the employee of a business. Lo-
                                                              cal industry involvement gives students a more realistic
                                                              feeling, while a team environment enhances the learning
                                                              experience. As teams work through the scenario, they
                                                              develop skills required to accomplish the tasks success-
                                                              fully, and practice workplace skills that can enhance their

                                         eLearning 2011
                        Multi-disciplinary Screencasting—Appeal to                   nents for each lesson. The combination of technology,
                        Multiple Learning Styles                                     multimedia resources, high student/instructor interaction,
                        Jasmine                                                      and student accountability creates a new and exciting
                        Stephen Anderson, Associate Professor, University of         learning opportunity. This model is based on three key
                        South Carolina Sumter
                                                                                     components: structured flexibility, student accountability,
                        Stephen Anderson has used screencasting for years,
                                                                                     and continuous feedback. Participants will learn about
                        and has coached other faculty in such diverse disci-
                                                                                     a three-pronged model for hybrid delivery that can be
                        plines as math, statistics, computer literacy, Web design,
                                                                                     adjusted for use in almost any learning situation.
                        sciences, social sciences, physical education, current
                        events, library training, decision sciences, production      A Virtual Advising Center—One Stop Shopping
                        management and general Web-based training. He will           Blue Heron
                        present many learning modules and discuss their ef-          Sandie Melton, Title III Academic Resource Specialist,
                        fectiveness inside and outside of the classroom. He will     Amber Hallmark, Certified Faculty Developer, and David
                        also demonstrate constructing screencapture modules          Cullipher, Title III Director, Arkansas State University –
                                                                                     Mountain Home
                        and other video forms directed toward learners across
                                                                                     The advising process at the Arkansas State University–
                        many disciplines. The learning curve is NOT overwhelm-
                                                                                     Mountain Home campus is ongoing and dynamic. Stu-
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011

                        ing. Many of the products are totally free. Others have
                                                                                     dents and faculty no longer wander around the ASUMH
                        small subscription charges or one-time purchase prices.
                                                                                     Web site looking for appropriate program information,
                        Why Yes, I’ll Take Faculty Training for $300!                career information, degree check sheets, financial aid
                        Glades                                                       information, academic calendars, final exam schedules,
                        Stacey Hilton, Manager, Technology Enhanced Learning         and links to the four-year colleges in the state. The
                        Services, Yavapai College                                    Virtual Advising Center (VAC) is the one-stop shop for
                        Five years ago Yavapai College created summer and            the advising needs of faculty and students. Housed in a
                        winter institutes to offer faculty professional develop-     Blackboard shell, all students and faculty are enrolled in
                        ment opportunities that showcased best practices in the      the center. It works!
                        classroom, technology topics for course development,
                        and enhancing the student learning experience. Yavapai       Sponsored Concurrent Session
                        has offered 7,645 engagement hours to 1,014 partici-         Enhancing Online Course Content with
                        pants in 328 workshop sessions. They offer faculty a         Curriculum-Based Video Clips
                        venue to discuss issues throughout the semester, and         Intelecom
                        proceed in new initiatives, such as accrediting online       Royal Tern
                        programs, offering online training, peer review for online   This session offers demonstration of the INTELECOM
                        courses, and guidelines for assuring course quality,         Online Resources Network®, a best-in-class video
                        consistency, and measurability in online courses. The        streaming service and winner of the SIIA CODiE Award
                        program offers a teacher academy to the K-12 com-            for “Best Education Reference or Search Service”. The
                        munity and a new course, “Fundamentals of Educational        INTELECOM Online Resources Network offers faculty a
                        Technology” to teach educators about emerging technol-       repository of 3,000+ video clips, organized by academic
                        ogies and incorporating new tools into their curriculum.     discipline and closed-captioned for 508 compliance. A
                                                                                     user-friendly search interface ensures fast and accurate
                        hybrid Learning for Developmental                            search results, and enables faculty to easily embed clips
                                                                                     into any course management system, PowerPoint pre-
                                                                                     sentation, as well as smart and virtual classrooms. Sub-
                        Donna Gaudet, Scottsdale Community College
                                                                                     scription options, based on for-credit FTE, offer flexibility
                        Most students in Scottsdale Community College’s math
                                                                                     and affordability. And, as with other database products,
                        department are enrolled in pre-college math courses—
                                                                                     new content is added on a regular basis.
                        many are scared and lack confidence or skills in how to
                        learn and be successful in math. The department delivers     1:45 pm – 6:00 pm
                        this curriculum in a hybrid format where students meet
                        with an instructor once a week for half the normal seat      Exhibit hall Open
                        time (75 minutes) and work through six required compo-       Banyan Breezeway

  12:15 pm – 1:45 pm
  Luncheon and the Grand Debate
  Resolved: Master Courses Squash Individuality and Creativity
  Island Ballroom
  Shirley Thompson, Distance Learning Coordinator, North Lake College vs. Dr. James Olliver, Provost, Seminole and
  eCampus, St. Petersburg College
  Pro: Instructors do not need to be html or graphic experts to create viable, vibrant courses. Faculty-developed
  courses are fluid, relevant, and tailored to suit the population served. “One size fits all” is not the best way to
  serve students who want to choose from a variety of courses—a choice they have in the face-to-face arena.
  Online education cannot be created by those who only know how to create a link, a button, or a video—faculty
  members are the content experts and should be allowed to craft learning experiences with expected learning
  outcomes, rather than forced to offer students the same modality for years to come.
  Con: Creating excellent online courses requires considerable skill—to incorporate best practices, pedagogically-
  sound learning concepts, continuous interaction, ongoing assessment, and tools that address students’ varying

                                                                                                                             Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011
  learning styles. Faculty time is better spent working from well-developed course materials—we hire faculty to
  be teachers, not developers. Most (especially adjuncts) have neither the time nor the interest to research, test,
  and incorporate the latest online tools. This isn’t “one-size fits all”—it is a model that focuses faculty attention on
  content—where it belongs—with the flexibility to pour that content into a shell which reflects the best in peda-
  gogy and the latest in proven technology tools.
  We encourage you to sit among the other representatives in your region.

  The ITC Regions                                              Southeast Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
  Northeast Connecticut, Delaware, District of                 Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,
  Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New                Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
  Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania,               South Central Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas,
  Rhode Island, Vermont                                        Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
  North Central Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan,             West Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho,
  Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South               Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington,
  Dakota, Wisconsin                                            Wyoming

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm                                              rate to help students persist in their courses and receive
                                                               a set of templates they can use to develop instructional
Instructional Strategies to help Distance                      strategies to support online learners.
Learning Students Persist
Tina Stavredes, Faculty Chair, Psychology Program in
Undergraduate Studies, Capella University
As more non-traditional students enroll in distance learn-
ing classes, we need to understand factors that attribute
to attrition—especially in the first year—and develop
appropriate strategies to help learners persist in their
programs of study. Tina Stavredes will consider student
retention and the factors that contribute to student attri-
tion in non-traditional adult populations. Participants will
explore instructional strategies instructors can incorpo-

                        Online Faculty Survival kit: Using Web-based                  A Faculty-Driven Pedagogy for Teaching
                        Tools to Manage Time, Tasks and Information                   and Learning Online: Best Practices across
                        Sabal                                                         Disciplines
                        Elizabeth McMahon, Online Learning Facilitator, Northland
                        Community and Technical College                               Kevin Morgan, Li-Lee Tunceren, Jennifer Haber and
                        Everyone needs to know how to use essential time,             Anita Naravane, St. Petersburg College

                        task and information management tools to survive in a         Four St. Petersburg College professors from diverse
                        digital environment, both personally and professionally.      subject areas will present best practices for designing
                        Elizabeth McMahon will discuss ideas, strategies and          and delivering online teaching and learning, using their
                        ways to enhance productivity with some free or inexpen-       online classes as illustrations. Discussion topics will
                        sive Web tools. She will demonstrate using Dropbox,           include: exploiting texts and teachers: getting students
                        Evernote, Time Driver, Remember the Milk, Doodle,             to engage in content and language, communicating fre-
                        Google Calendar, Google Voice, Google Sites, and              quently and effectively online, narrowing the gulf between
                        Google Docs. Ideas presented will help improve pro-           face-to-face and online teaching, teaching students
                        ductivity and efficiency among various groups—whether         how to write online, and using Web-based resources to
                        it’s information sharing among faculty groups about           empower students in discovery learning and interactive
                                                                                      discussion. The pedagogical approaches presented
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011

                        eLearning, increased availability to students, streamlining
                        how courses are updated each term, or simply knowing          will give administrators and technologists an overview of
                        what’s next on the to-do list.                                online learning in a variety a specific discipline areas.

eLearning Smackdown: Rise of the Contrarians                   students, who often need remedial assistance the most,
Jasmine                                                        learn too late about on-site tutoring services. The Con-
Barry Dahl, Innovations in e-Education, and Myk Garn,          necticut Distance Learning Consortium built a collabora-
Director, Educational Technology Cooperative, Southern         tive eTutoring program to serve nearly 100 institutions
Regional Education Board
                                                               across the United States. eTutoring offers students ano-
Tired of making the same old arguments and not getting
                                                               nymity, convenience and extends beyond traditional day-
anyone’s attention? The presenters will look at the most
                                                               time hours. By pooling their resources, the participants
compelling and perplexing issues eLearning leaders
                                                               share tutors’ expertise—they identify the tutors who also
face. They will construct, examine, refute, refine and af-
                                                               undergo online training prior to being scheduled. The
firm the key reasons disruptive innovations may—or may
                                                               colleges also provide academic support personnel to
not—change higher education forever. Should college
                                                               serve on an advisory council to help guide the eTutoring
students be schooled at home? Where is the significant
                                                               development and protocol.
difference? Whose lunch will for-profit providers eat?
Can high-enrollment and high-quality exist in the same         Sponsored Concurrent Session
class? What about the digital-divide? What do we do
                                                               Program-wide Measurement of Learning
with the library now that books are online? The present-
                                                               Outcomes with Instructure Canvas
ers will offer new and fresh perspectives, information and

                                                                                                                              Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011
arguments participants can use to reframe the rhetoric
                                                               Blue Heron
to explain, advocate for and defend eLearning on their
campuses.                                                      Learning outcomes is something everybody says they
                                                               measure, but often struggle with in practice. Westmin-
Building Faculty Support for Quality in Course                 ster College has designed a new project and com-
Design . . . having Cake helps
                                                               petency based degree program that collects learning
                                                               outcome data to ensure student learning and verify skills
Beth Hale, Learning Technologies Facilitator, Colin Stapp,
Learning Technologies Facilitator, Sage Freeman, Media         and abilities before students graduate. This presentation
Production Specialist, Mark Rediske, Faculty Support           will share the process Westminster has gone through to
Specialist, and Shannon Riggs, Faculty Support Specialist,     get real-time student performance data that influences
Chemeketa Community College
                                                               learning for students, faculty and administration. This will
Chemeketa adopted Quality MattersTM standards as a
                                                               include some of the mistakes made along the way and
metric for online course quality, but the college’s ultimate
                                                               recommended improvements for the future. A demon-
ambition was to integrate its principles into instruc-
                                                               stration of the learning environment will be given.
tional practices across the entire online curriculum. The
strategies to build faculty support and engagement were        3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
instrumental to the success of this initiative. The pre-
senters will tell how the college developed faculty and        Break and Exhibit Viewing
administrative support, used multimedia tools to raise         Banyan Breezeway
awareness and interest across the campus, provided
“guaranteed success” support for faculty developers,           3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
built a cadre of QM reviewers among Chemeketa faculty,
and created a recognition program to highlight the suc-        TRIO—Taking the Retention Initiative Online
cess of course developers and peer reviewers.
                                                               Ray Mercer, Director of Virtual Learning, Columbus
                                                               Technical College
Building Collaborative Models to Provide Vital
eStudent Services                                              Columbus Technical College created and implemented
Citrus                                                         TRIO—a three-phase initiative that includes a pre-ma-
Karen Boyd, Ohio eTutoring Program Coordinator, Ohio           triculation technology assessment, an online learning ori-
Learning Network, and Carolyn Rogers, Director of              entation, and early alert tracking system—to help retain
Student Support Services, Connecticut Distance Learning        online students. Students take the online technology
                                                               assessment during admissions testing and the academic
Faced with limited budgets, colleges are challenged
                                                               advisement center uses the results during its counseling.
to meet the growing need for tutors—while first-time

                        Secondly, the college enrolls each face-to-face, hybrid      ITC Leadership Academy Panel Discussion
                        and online student in the Web-based online learning          Jasmine
                        orientation. Thirdly, the college uses a Web-based,          Paula Ascher, Distance Learning and Instructional
                        early-alert, tracking system to help monitor student         Technology Coordinator, Columbia Gorge Community
                                                                                     College; Honoria Balogh, Instructional Designer, Iowa
                        performance and provide intervention if the student is at    Valley Community College District; Kathryn Rhodes, Dean
                        risk—by notifying the student and appropriate support        of Student Academic Services, Roane State Community
                        agency. Ray Mercer will offer implementation options         College; C. DeWitt Salley, Jr., Director of OTC Online,
                                                                                     Ozarks Technical Community College; and Sheri Steinke,
                        with varied levels of technology support—from “home-         Director of Online Learning, Normandale Community
                        grown” to “store-bought” and demonstrate how such an         College
                        initiative can pay for itself.                               In July 2010, a cohort of distance education leaders
                                                                                     attended the three-day 2010 ITC Leadership Academy
                        Incorporating Active Learning Into an Online                 in Portland, Maine. Successful online programming
                        Environment Using Free Internet Tools
                                                                                     requires a broad-based knowledge of effective leader-
                                                                                     ship strategies. The academy gave participants time to
                        Yvette Espinosa, Biology Faculty, South Mountain
                        Community College                                            focus on their organization and refine their leadership
                        Yvette Espinosa will describe how to incorporate active      goals. Attendees learned how to leverage their use of
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011

                        learning techniques using free, easily-accessible Internet   new communication tools and discussed ways to en-
                        tools and software that have a low technology threshold      hance their roles as successful on-campus leaders. The
                        to engage online students. Engaging students with ac-        attendees were encouraged to network, share resources
                        tive learning—to connect with the material, the teacher,     and develop their individual leadership plans. This panel
                        and their peers—not only helps them understand mate-         of graduates will discuss what they learned and explain
                        rial, but leads to higher retention rates. Espinosa will     why you should attend in July 2011, or consider sending
                        discuss quizzing and game tools such as Poll Every-          someone from your organization who could also benefit.
                        where, Quizlet, and Wordfram Alpha, as well as Read-
                                                                                     Creating a Virtual Community for Fully-Online
                        WriteType, VuVox, Camtasia, and Cover It Live. She will
                        demonstrate the effective use of Voki, Skype, Audacity,      Glades
                        Animoto, PowerTalk, EluminateLive, Augmented Reality,        Tom Dorgan, eLearning Specialist, Savannah College of Art
                        Google SideWiki, Doodle, ParaChat, and more.                 and Design
                                                                                     When it created a community of learners while train-
                        Increase Student Satisfaction with Constant                  ing its new online faculty, the Savannah College of Art
                        Communication, without killing Yourself
                                                                                     and Design (SCAD) realized that its established faculty
                                                                                     members missed out on new information and available
                        Sandy King, Associate Professor, Darlene Mallick,
                        Professor, and Ken Jarvis, Professor, Anne Arundel           resources—due to their remoteness from the campus.
                        Community College                                            Tom Dorgan will explore ways to make more established
                        Communication increases student and faculty satisfac-        online faculty—who are not always part of the physical
                        tion. Using some of the features in your learning manage-    campus—feel less alone, part of the institution, with an
                        ment system and other easy-to-use modes of commu-            increased sense of community. For example, SCAD
                        nication, faculty can create automatic announcements,        offered Q&A sessions throughout the quarter to create
                        short videos, rubrics, self-check exercises and other        an ongoing community of practice. Learn how these
                        forms of communication that do not need to be rewritten      informal sessions created a place where SCAD’s online
                        over and over again and can automatically appear in the      faculty could rub elbows with their peers.
                        LMS. The presenters will explore easy and efficient ways
                        faculty can enhance communication with students without      Online Course Delivery: Quality Still Matters!
                        adding too many hours to their workload.
                                                                                     Jurgen Hilke, Director of Distance Learning, Frederick
                                                                                     Community College
                                                                                     Frederick Community College and MarylandOnline
                                                                                     developed a first-generation, competency rubric for
                                                                                     online instructors, segmented into seven core areas,
                                                                                     featuring 37 competency standards that can be linked

to typical instructor activities. The rubric was created          Sponsored Concurrent Session
to complement the existing Quality Matters TM rubric,             Learning Objects in the Cloud (not Pie in the
which is focused on online course design. Jurgen Hilke            Sky)
will review nine research-based collections and rubrics           SoftChalk
of competency standards, and a faculty survey validating          Royal Tern
an inclusive list of tasks experienced faculty perform, or        Increased implementation of LMSs has led to interest
deem important for teaching an online course. He will             in allowing instructors to share, discover and re-use
suggest a protocol showing how the instrument can be              learning content. This presentation will demonstrate
applied to faculty training, faculty peer observation, and        how to: simplify the development of learning content;
student course evaluations.                                       automatically convert SoftChalk content into reusable
                                                                  learning objects and publish into repositories for reuse;
College Orientation First Semester                                discover and personalize learning objects into complex
Blue Heron                                                        and engaging learning materials; and create content that
Amy Johns, Coordinator of Instructional Technology,               supports OER authoring, metadata creation, accessibil-
Moberly Area Community College
                                                                  ity and standards-based packaging such as SCORM
Amy Johns will discuss a course Moberly Area Commu-
                                                                  and Common Cartridge.

                                                                                                                              Monday, Feb. 20, 2011
nity College created to make college orientation available
to first-semester students—how it has helped promote
                                                                  4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
retention and introduce students to online learning
platforms and companion Web sites. She will describe              Wine and Cheese Reception plus Raffle
facilitating interdepartmental collaboration and the              Banyan Breezeway
technologies used to make the course possible including           Come mingle with some wine and cheese in the eLearn-
YouTube, avatars, widgets and Camtasia. The college’s             ing 2011 exhibit hall where our wonderful exhibitors and
director of library services, director of financial aid, direc-   sponsors will give away fabulous door prizes to the lucky
tor of career and placement services, default prevention          winners! This is also an opportunity to meet and spend
specialist, and many others worked together to make               some time with the representative to your ITC region
this course relevant.                                             who serves on the ITC board of directors - they will be
                                                                  staffing the ITC exhibit booth!

                        Monday, February 21, 2011
                        7:00 am – 5:00 pm                                              7:30 am – 8:30 am
                        Registration                                                   Coffee
                        Grand Palm Colonnade                                           Grand Palm Colonnade

                         8:00 am – 9:30 am
                         Welcome to St. Pete Beach, Florida
                         Island Ballroom

                         Featured Presentation
Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

                                             The Open Future
                                             Island Ballroom
                                             Dr. David Wiley, Associate Professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology, Brigham Young
                                              Higher education has lost its way. We seem to have forgotten the core values of education:
                                              sharing, giving, and generosity. Like the frog in the famous parable, we have unwittingly al-
                                              lowed the water around us to be brought slowly to a boil while we sit in a pot of selfishness,
                                              restriction, concealment, and withholding. New media and technology have a critical role
                         to play in the future of education. However, regardless of the potential they show, they will only get to act in the
                         parts in which we cast them. The only legitimate role for new media and technology in education is to increase
                         our capacity to be generous with one another. Because the more open we are, the better education will be.

                         Dr. David Wiley is associate professor of instructional psychology and technology at Brigham Young University,
                         where he also serves as associate director of the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and School-
                         ing with responsibility for the research unit. He is founder and board member of the Open High School of Utah
                         and chief openness officer of Flat World Knowledge. David is also the founder of

                        9:30 am – 12:45 pm
                        Exhibit hall Open
                        Banyan Breezeway

                                                                eLearning 2011
                                                                                                                          Monday, Feb. 21, 2011
10:00 am – 11:00 am                                           QuickStart to College or not: Is Online
                                                              Learning the Right Tool for At-Risk Adults?
Orientation 2.0—new Approaches to Reaching                    Sabal
the Geographically Challenged Student Online                  Susan Olson, Professor and Department Chair,
Sawgrass                                                      Postsecondary Technical Education Program, The University
                                                              of Akron, College of Education
Michael Sullivan, Coordinator, and Rodney Hargis,
Analyst, The Virtual College, Mercer County Community         Susan Olson will discuss the findings from a two-year,
College                                                       Lumina-funded, online pilot program for recent GED
To reduce the endless inquiries and confusion from first-     graduates, underemployed, unemployed and first-gener-
time online students at the beginning of each semester,       ation community college students. She will share case
the MCCC virtual college created online orientations and      studies from a rural, urban and suburban community
used YouTube videos, Facebook, Twitter, and snail mail        college, describe what worked, and offer recommenda-
enhance its student communications. They also used            tions for changes as the program is further developed
Google analytics to track student needs and visits to         and implemented. She will also share data on student
their Web site. Participants will learn how to create a so-   completion, retention and continuation for each model
cial networking presence (Facebook and Twitter), online       and outline the content curriculum and the delivery
orientations (using Web 2.0 applications like Adobe Con-      modes tested.
nect Pro), free instant messenger aggregators, YouTube
Channels, Google Analytics, SharePoint and snail mail
outreach. All of this can be done for little or no cost.
The results are well worth the effort. The virtual college
office went from chaos to busy, but manageable work-
loads during the beginning of each new semester.

                        Bringing Distance Education home: Exploring                   nationwide can search, evaluate, compare costs, and
                        Place-based, Experiential Learning Online                     select online programs that lead to degrees and certifi-
                        Palm                                                          cates from CCOEC-participating community colleges all
                        Rochelle Troyano, Environmental Science Faculty, and          in one place, with direct lead transfer to student-selected
                        Jason Myers, eLearning Coordinator, Northwest Indian
                        College                                                       participating colleges. Thirty colleges are participat-
                        As we look outward toward global connections, are we          ing in the pilot, and the LeCroy Center for Educational
                        missing out on learning opportunities right under our         Telecommunications/LCET, part of the Dallas County
                        noses? Place-based learning is a pedagogical tech-            Community College District, is the incubating organiza-
                        nique that engages students by connecting learning to         tion. Come hear about the pilot initiative and learn how
                        the place they call home. By embedding the curriculum         your college can join a future phase of this exciting initia-
                        within local environments, issues and experiences, stu-       tive. This is a new strategic initiative focused on approxi-
                        dents are able to understand larger concepts within the       mately 30 colleges and will grow incrementally to include
                        context of their own communities. The presenters will         many more in the years ahead. This initiative will trans-
                        explore strategies to help students look at their commu-      form the positioning and value-proposition of community
                        nities from a frog’s eye view. For example, self-guided       college online programs in the future.
Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

                        field trips and elder interviews can engage students in lo-
                                                                                      Guided Simulations for Individualized Faculty
                        cal experiences. Blogs and digital media enable them to
                        reflect and share their emerging stories with each other      Glades
                        and the community itself.
                                                                                      Liz Crowell, Instructional Designer, and Andrea Stone,
                                                                                      Instructional Designer, University of Central Oklahoma
                        Community College Online Education                            The presenters will provide an in-depth look at using
                        Consortium (CCOEC)—The new Initiative
                                                                                      guided simulations in technology readiness courses for
                                                                                      faculty (the “students” in this case) teaching and building
                        Pamela Quinn, Provost, and Valerie Cavazos, Director of
                        Marketing, TeleLearning and Online Campus, Dallas County      online courses. Guided simulations—particularly in “self-
                        Community College District, Jean Runyon, Dean, Virtual        service” eLearning courses—allow students to access
                        Campus, Anne Arundel Community College                        individualized training tailored to their level of technol-
                        The Community College Online Education Consortium             ogy readiness. Failure messages ensure students only
                        (CCOEC) will soon pilot a single access portal, www.On-       receive the information they need, eliminating redundant
              , where prospective students         training for more experienced learners and creating extra

guidance for those who need it. The presenters will            will discuss how the new online mentor they hired has
demonstrate Adobe Captivate, but educators can apply           positively affected the success of their online student
the principles to other content authoring tools that allow     population. The online mentor has used the learning
customization of location and text of failure messages.        management system, innovative Web 2.0 tools and other
                                                               engaging tactics to encourage struggling online students
Quality in Online Education—Priceless                          to actively engross themselves in their courses. The pre-
                                                               senters will offer ways to engage online students, leading
Melanie Morgan-Jackson, Director of Electronic Learning,
                                                               to more successful outcomes.
South Florida Community College
Melanie Morgan-Jackson will provide an overview of
                                                               Web 2.0 Applications: Free Tools for You and
instructional design components that are necessary for         Your Students
creating a quality online course. She will bring her poli-     Sabal
cies, rubrics, examples of training plans and resources        Mark Workman, Dean of Distance Learning, Blinn College
and explain how a process can lead to improvement in           Learn about virtual environments, voice over IP, mobile
online course quality at a small community college.            desktops, mind and project mapping, streaming video,
                                                               and fun tools to spice up your classes, engage your
Quality Assurance and Mentoring in an Online

                                                                                                                             Monday, Feb. 21, 2011
                                                               students, and identify new avenues for learning! Through
                                                               this fast-paced presentation, you will gain insight on the
Blue Heron
                                                               power and capabilities of some of the latest and greatest
JJ Johnson, Special Assistant Program Manager/
Coordinator, Pierce College – Washington                       Web 2.0 technologies available to you and your students.
JJ Johnson will discuss the quality assurance team             Every application is FREE! Finding technologies that
Pierce College’s military program created, composed of         increase collaboration and ultimately improve student
program faculty. Empowering faculty to work directly           success can be difficult during budget crunches. Un-
with their peers reduces the learning curve for new            like institutionally-provided technology, students will be
instructors, raises the overall quality of new and revised     able to keep and use these tools for their future classes,
courses, and provides new leadership for online learn-         personal needs, and careers.
ing development. New instructors don’t feel “left out
there” and are coached throughout their initial training       Teaching Speech Online . . . and Other Things
                                                               You Can’t Do
and development of their first online course. Johnson
will discuss creating and working with a QA team from
                                                               Don Humphreys, Director of the Center for Teaching and
an administrative and team-member perspectives. A              Learning, Cedarville University
QA team helps to bridge the gap between administration         Don Humphreys will detail two courses thought to be
and faculty.                                                   face-to-face only: speech and English composition. Both
                                                               general education courses are central to the institution’s
11:00 am – 11:30 am                                            mission and stringently protected by their respective
                                                               departments. In 2008 and 2009, three brave profes-
Break and Exhibit Viewing
                                                               sors and the center for teaching and learning redesigned
Banyan Breezeway
                                                               both courses to be offered online during the summer and
11:30 am – 12:30 pm                                            regular semester. Their success made many skeptical
                                                               faculty change their mind as to what is possible online.
Striving for Success: Efforts for Promoting                    Humphrey’s will describe the center’s process for design-
Student Success in Online Learning                             ing and developing the courses and offer sample assign-
Sawgrass                                                       ments, assessments, and content. He will explain how
Martie Dixon, Director of the Center for Alternative Course    pedagogy and technology came together to create an
Delivery, and Kate Griffin, Online Mentor for the Center for   innovative, challenging, active and collaborative learning
Alternative Course Delivery, Erie Community College
The presenters will share their efforts for promoting
student success in online learning at Erie Community
College’s Center for Alternative Course Delivery. They

                        keep Your Community Close (at a Distance):                    finish, share their lessons learned, and show how their
                        how Distance Education Provides Community                     campus was able to generate faculty acceptance for the
                        Access                                                        process.
                        Robert Messina, President, and Martin Hoffman, Director of    Be Creative and Engage Your Students!
                        eLearning, Burlington County College                          Enhancing Communication with Today’s
                        The presenters will describe how Burlington County Col-       eLearners
                        lege’s distance education program has provided unprec-        Citrus
                        edented opportunity to its core constituencies—first-time     Kimberly Hardy, Executive Director of Student Success
                        freshmen, adult learners, military students, employers        and Learning Engagement, Florida State College at
                        and businesses—to educate a workforce that is in-
                                                                                      Today’s learners know how to use technology, have high
                        creasingly mobile, often displaced, who sometimes find
                                                                                      expectations, want a personalized learning environments
                        themselves forced out-of-work or into another profession
                                                                                      that connect them with their instructor and peers, and
                        more suddenly than they would prefer. Learn how New
                                                                                      expect more than text- or audio-based materials. They
                        Jersey community colleges and New Jersey City Univer-
                                                                                      want a multimedia approach with interactive and animat-
                        sity collaborated to re-educate adult learners who want
                                                                                      ed formats. Learners communicate via social networks,
Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

                        use their bachelor’s degree to gain a teaching credential.
                                                                                      shop and bank online, and demand for instantaneous
                        Consider ways to build community partnerships by lever-
                                                                                      service through technology. Kimberley Hardy will show-
                        aging existing distance learning infrastructure.
                                                                                      case simple tutorials and learning objects she created to
                        Online Course Peer Reviews: What the Past                     engage students, and creative, easy-to-use, and mostly-
                        Three Years have Taught Us                                    free online tools instructors can use to develop engag-
                        Glades                                                        ing and interactive multimedia clips for their online and
                        Jason Kaufman, Instructor of Psychology, Cheryl               blended classes.
                        Redinger, Instructor of Education and Human Services,
                        and Jennifer Joffee, Instructor of Art History, Inver Hills   Accessibility: It’s Easier Than You Think
                        Community College
                                                                                      Blue Heron
                        The online peer review committee at Inver Hills Com-
                                                                                      Cynthia Alexander, Activity Coordinator, Project Ola,
                        munity College empowers faculty to design their courses       Pierce College – California
                        using a best practice approach. Adapted from the Qual-        Cynthia Alexander will show how easy it is to make
                        ity MattersTM rubric, peer reviews provide faculty with the   your online course accessible. She will demonstrate
                        opportunity to implement online teaching designs, while       and discuss some of the more common disabilities and
                        protecting academic freedom, in a manner that enhances        demonstrate what you can do to make your course
                        student learning and promotes quality online teaching.        materials universally accessible. Knowing how to make
                        The committee has reviewed more than 20 courses since         course materials Section 508 (504) compliant will allow
                        its inception three years ago. The presenters describe        all students to participate in online learning and prevent
                        the Inver Hills online peer review process from start to      lawsuits.

                                                               eLearning 2011
   12:45 pm – 2:00 pm
   ITC Recognition Luncheon
   Island Ballroom

   ITC 2011 Awards for Excellence in eLearning
   ITC is pleased to announce the winners for its 2011 Awards for Excellence in eLearning. A panel of judges that
   included ITC board members, past board members, past awards winners and other ITC members reviewed and
   chose these exemplary and outstanding distance educators who will be recognized at this special luncheon.

   Lifetime Achievement Award             Joan Doolittle, Professor, Psychology     Outstanding Use of new
   John Sneed, Director of Distance       Department, Anne Arundel Community        Technology and/or Delivery
   Education, Portland Community          College, Maryland                         System
   College, Oregon                        Cathy House, Professor of Computer        SRT Maker and Accessible YouTube
                                          Information Technology, Truckee           Video Player, Michael Carnahan, St.

                                                                                                                                 Monday, Feb. 21, 2011
   Outstanding eLearning                  Meadows Community College, Nevada         Petersburg College, Florida
   Sinclair Community College, Ohio       Outstanding Technical Support             Outstanding Student Services
                                          and Service                               Bucks County Community
   Outstanding Distance Learning          The FAST Team, Faculty Access to          College, Pennsylvania
   Faculty                                Supportive Technology – LeCroy Center
   Dominique Charlotteaux,                for Educational Telecommunications,       Outstanding eLearning Student
   Associate Professor of Education and   Texas                                     Nicole K. Stalker, St. Petersburg
   Psychology, Broward College, Florida                                             College, Florida

Distinguished eLearning Educators
ITC recognizes the following eLearning faculty members who were nominated by their institutions as exemplary mem-
bers of their community.
Trudy Abadie, Professor for SCAD          Postsecondary Technical Education         Shane Stroup, Philosophy Instructor,
eLearning, Savannah College of Art and    Program, University of Akron              Inver Hills Community College
Design                                    Jennifer Killian, Mathematics             Susanne Tringali, Adjunct Instructor,
Jay Buchanon, Lecturer, Burlington        Instructor, The Office of Distance        Portland Community College
County College                            Education, ASMSA                          Li-Lee Tunceren, Associate Professor,
Bonnie Dorman, Instructor, Lamar          Peggy Rolfsen, Instructor, Biology        St. Petersburg College
State College–Orange                      Department, Cincinnati State Technical    Richard Wantz, Professor, Wright State
R.L. Erion, Professor, South Dakota       and Community College                     University
State University                          Bradley Stetson, Assistant Professor,
Qetler Jensrud, Associate Professor,      Mathematics, Schoolcraft College

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm                                                2:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Dessert and Coffee in the Exhibit hall                           Exhibit hall Open
Banyan Breezeway                                                 Banyan Breezeway

                        2:30 pm – 3:30 pm                                              Paperless Learning: Creative Alternate
                        Launching a Digital Literacy Program for the                   Palm
                        21st Century Learner                                           Ken Jarvis, Professor of Hotel Restaurant Management,
                        Sawgrass                                                       Sandy King, Associate Professor of Communications, and
                                                                                       Darlene Mallick, Professor, Anne Arundel Community
                        Amy Moore, Social Networks and Lifestyle Integration
                        Program Coordinator, and Julie Giuliani, Dean of External
                        Affairs, Technology Strategy and Innovation, Florida State     The presenters will discuss alternate assignment formats
                        College at Jacksonville                                        and content delivery to do a better job aligning learning
                        According to the 2010 Horizon Report, a challenge              and interaction with course learning objectives. They will
                        confronting educators and professionals is grounded in         discuss using smaller assignments that engage learners
                        the way we develop and integrate digital literacy skills       and increase comprehension by allowing for creativity
                        into our daily practices. Florida State College at Jack-       and interaction without reducing the rigor. Be prepared
                        sonville’s open campus launched a digital literacy pilot       to share your examples and tips for creating engaging
                        program to raise awareness about the world of social           assessments and assignments.
                        media and help develop digital literacy competencies.
                                                                                       US UCAn: Broadband Opportunities for
Monday, Feb. 21, 2011

                        The presenters will describe how they used a combina-
                        tion of expert guest speakers, social media integration,       Community Colleges
                        and project-based learning to increase digital literacy
                        among 16- to 20-year-olds involved in a community              Mickey Slimp, Northeast Texas Consortium of Colleges and
                        project. They will also share the key steps they took
                                                                                       In July 2010, the NTIA’s BTOP grant program awarded
                        to build upon a successful digital literacy pilot program
                                                                                       US UCAN ( 62.5 million to create a
                        and parlay it into a continuing education Return to Learn
                                                                                       national advanced network infrastructure to help con-
                        Digital Academy.
                                                                                       nect “America’s community anchor institutions—schools,
                        “I have This Assessment Data, now What?”                       libraries, community colleges, health centers and public
                        Sabal                                                          safety organizations—to support advanced applications
                        Wendy Dusek, Instructor of Natural Science, and                not possible with today’s typical Internet service.” The
                        Andrea Schullo, Curriculum Design Specialist, Wisconsin        grant recipients have only three years to show Congress
                        Indianhead Technical College                                   that broadband networks and individual connections at
                        Instructors often wonder if their online students are really   anchor institutions can enhance opportunities for student
                        learning the material. The presenters want to close the        learning, workforce development and other community
                        loop—to help you examine the data your assessment              initiatives. Mickey Slimp will explain how community col-
                        tools provide to improve your course for better stu-           leges can get involved. Community colleges have a level
                        dent learning. They will present strategies to evaluate        of recognition in Washington as never seen before—but
                        learner performance on particular assessments, facilitate      federal support will have little effect unless there is grass-
                        discussions, and explore resources that can improve            roots support for the effort.
                        teaching and learning based on assessment data. They
                        will discuss using authentic assessment data (primarily        Changing the Face of the Classroom:
                        rubrics)—to evaluate student learning and explore any          Producing Digital Content and Digital Student
                        gaps in learning—and aggregated and disaggregated              Feedback
                        data to determine how well students are mastering the
                                                                                       Brian Jean, Professor of Mathematics, Taft College
                        competencies of a course.
                                                                                       Brian Jean has taught statistics and calculus face-to-face
                                                                                       and online for the past three years. Prior to coming to
                                                                                       class, students can view content videos via iTunes using
                                                                                       their iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad or on their computer. This
                                                                                       allows Jean to use classroom time for group work and
                                                                                       problem solving rather than for traditional lecture. Stu-
                                                                                       dent response has been phenomenal. Digital feedback
                                                                                       provides a personalized approach which students access

24/7—transforming grading into a learning experience.         es. MCC delivered a new survey pilot in Spring 2010,
The techniques demonstrated can be implemented us-            administering the final instrument in Fall 2010. What has
ing free and commercial software options ranging from         changed? What has stayed the same?
$30 to $300. Each participant will receive a DVD loaded
with free and demo software.                                  Lessons Learned: Teaching and Learning in
                                                              Second Life
Online Cheating: What to Do?                                  Sabal
Citrus                                                        Michelle Rudolph, Instructional Designer, Montana State
Robert Van Cleave, Instructor and Instructional Designer,     University – Great Falls
Laramie County Community College                              Michelle Rudolph will describe the experiences she and
Most educators assume students cheat more in online           her introduction to computer students had using Sec-
rather than face-to-face courses. Is that true? Robert        ond Life as an educational tool in her fully-online class.
Van Cleave will present the research. He will explain         Participants will learn what skills are necessary to suc-
simple non-technological approaches to reduce cheating        cessfully incorporate Second Life into the curriculum.
in online and hybrid courses and encourage participants       Rudolph will discuss the data, students reflection blogs,
to share their experiences and solutions.                     their survey responses, and see if students found Second

                                                                                                                                Monday, Feb. 21, 2011
                                                              Life was a good use of time in an educational setting and
Proof of Learning                                             what they took away from this learning experience.
Blue Heron
Jean Runyon, Dean, Virtual Campus, Anne Arundel               The Social Role of the Online Instructor:
Community College                                             Developing the Digital Personality
Assessment of learning outcomes is taking the center          Palm
stage in the eLearning environment. The teaching-             Andrea Stone, Instructional Designer, Dr. Jill Rooker,
learning-assessment cycle involves the identification of      Instructor, and Liz Crowell, Instructional Designer, University
key learning outcomes, designing courses that provide         of Central Oklahoma’s Center for Professional and Distance
opportunities for learners to achieve the stated out-
                                                              Research shows that increased instructor presence can
comes, assessment of student achievement, and using
                                                              boost important student outcomes, such as learner perfor-
the results of assessments to improve teaching and
                                                              mance, retention and satisfaction in online courses. With
learning. Jean Runyon will explore strategies designed
                                                              advances in technology, online courses can easily and
to map course outcomes with content and assessments
                                                              affordably be more than just text-based, and do more to
and will examine assessment strategies that promote the
                                                              facilitate the instructor-student relationship. The present-
achievement of course learning outcomes.
                                                              ers will explore the concept of the digital personality and
                                                              demonstrate how instructors at the University of Central
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
                                                              Oklahoma are integrating technologies into their online
Factors Impacting Online Student Retention at                 courses to better express their digital personalities. Par-
MCC                                                           ticipants will learn ways to use free and low-cost tools to
Sawgrass                                                      let online teachers’ personalities shine in their courses with
Leo Hirner, Director of Distance Education, Metropolitan      a focus on easy-to-create multimedia elements.
Community College – Kansas City
In the early days of online education, we focused on          To Lead or Manage—That is the Question!
the reliability of infrastructure, comprehensive learning     Jasmine
management systems, and comparisons to the tradi-             Patrick Pezzelle, Director of Extended Learning, Flathead
tional classroom. The dirty little secret was that we often   Valley Community College
had much lower retention rates than in the face-to-face       Although leadership and management mean the same
classroom. To learn why we were losing online students,       thing to many people, the concepts are entirely different
in 2003 MCC initiated a withdrawal survey that helped         and require different skill sets to be successful. Pat-
guide changes to support services and faculty training.       rick Pezzelle will encourage attendees to interact with
While retention rates are much closer than they were          each other and engage beyond the group using Twitter,
ten years ago, we felt it was time to take another look       Facebook, blogs, etc. as they identify personality traits
at factors that impact student retention in online cours-     for a successful leader and create a personal, workable

                         definition for leadership. Pezzelle will introduce the Situ-   ico. You will see dolphins, a variety of native birds, and
                         ational Leadership model which is based on the concept         maybe some gentle manatees. Your captain will also
                         that people come to the workplace with different skills,       steer this 70-passenger catamaran thorough a historic
                         abilities, knowledge and motivations and that leadership       commercial fishing village and past several spectacular
                         styles must be flexible if we are going to successfully        waterfront homes and estates. Climb aboard and enjoy
                         engage people to meet the organizational goals.                a real Florida experience! You will vie the color-filled
                                                                                        skies, enjoying the cool sounds and free beer and soft
                         harnessing the Power of Mobile Technology in                   drinks. Remember to bring your camera!
                         Your Classroom
                         Nancy Munce, Instructional Design Technologist, and Alan
                         Shapiro, Instructional Design Technologist, St. Petersburg     Tuesday, February 22, 2011
                         With each new generation of learners come new atti-            7:30 am – 11:15 am
                         tudes, challenges and technologies. So, what’s the tool
                         du jour? Cell phones. Eighty-two percent of Americans
                                                                                        Grand Palm Colonnade
                         own them. Few instructors understand how to integrate
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

                         them into their courses. Learn how to turn these often
                                                                                        8:30 am
                         irritating devices into positive tools of student engage-
                         ment and active learning while leveraging free online so-      Coffee
                         cial media tools. All of the tools used in this presentation   Grand Palm Colonnade
                         can be embedded into html pages and used in online
                         LMS tools.                                                     8:30 am – 9:30 am
                         Bring Back Pen to Paper Digitally—StarBoard                    Collaborating to Serve Online Students:
                         Grading Online Student Submissions                             The University of Arkansas Online Consortium
                         Citrus                                                         Sawgrass
                         Judith Fredrickson, Computer Technologies Faculty, and         Tammy Jolley, Director of Distance Learning, University of
                         Thomas Kies, Anthropology Faculty, Truckee Meadows             Arkansas Community College at Batesville, Ed Thaxton,
                         Community College                                              Dean of Math/Sciences and Distance Education Coordinator,
                         Educators can use StarBoards to respond to electroni-          University of Arkansas Community College at Hope and
                                                                                        Michelle Waites, Director of Distance Learning, Phillips
                         cally-submitted student work—to retrofit the pen-to-pa-        Community College of the University of Arkansas
                         per feel to the digital age. This works for any discipline,    The presenters will describe the University of Arkansas
                         for distance and live class settings, and saves printing       Online Associate of Arts Online Consortium, a collabo-
                         costs and paper clutter. Using this technology, the            ration among three community college campuses that
                         presenters find they have access to the personal touch         serves nearly 2,000 students per semester, sharing
                         pen-to-paper communication used to afford. Student re-         faculty resources and course offerings. In Fall 2010, the
                         sponses to this grant-funded project have been positive        consortium celebrated its tenth year of success. The
                         and it has proven to be time-effective from an instructor      presenters will discuss their collaborative Intranet sys-
                         standpoint. The presenters will introduce the StarBoard        tem, enrollment processes, bookstore procedures, regis-
                         tablet which makes this grading style easily portable          tration, IT support, peer faculty review, course evaluation
                         along with your laptop.                                        procedures, and retention strategies for a more-than-70-
                                                                                        percent retention rate.
                         5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
                         Dolphin Watch Sunset Tour
                         Meet in the Hotel Lobby 4:45 pm
                         $30 per person, Sign up at the Registration Desk
                         Enjoy the wonders of the West Coast with our sunset
                         tour down the Intercoastal Waterway through Treasure
                         Island and our Blind Pass, returning on the Gulf of Mex-

Avatar! (not 3D, Blue, Feline, or in Any Way                 What’s nEXT? Developing a next Gen
Affiliated with James Cameron)                               Classroom
Sabal                                                        Jasmine
Julie Rorabaugh, Director of Instructional Technology,       Audrey Williams, Director of Educational Technology
Cowley College                                               Services, Pellissippi State Community College, and Howard
Images give online courses a visual connection. How do       Beattie, Educational Specialist, Holland College
you want your students to see you, their instructor? Fun     Pellissippi State Community College’s new, emerging and
images can create a playful connection! If you want to       experimental technology (NEXT) classroom is operating
provide an image to your students, but don’t have a stu-     in its first semester with a mix of hybrid and on-ground
dio headshot available or you HATE having your picture       classes. Holland College is planning its classroom
taken, why not create an avatar? Better yet, why not ask     development. Each college is in a different part of the
your students to create avatars of themselves to share?      research, development and implementation cycle and
In this hands-on session, Julie Rorabaugh will offer at      will share their planning processes, influences, lessons
least 15 free applications that allow you to be anyone       learned and ongoing challenges. The presenters will
you want to be. BYOL (bring your own laptop) if you’d        share two perspectives for developing a classroom to
like to follow along during the demonstration!               support flexibility in physical landscape and technology.
                                                             They will brainstorm about where blending distance and

                                                                                                                            Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011
“Can You hear Me now?” Incorporating Audio                   classroom instruction might lead colleges in the future.
into all Classes—from Arts to Zoology
Palm                                                         Teaching English as a Second Language &
Tammarra Holmes, Solutions Analyst and Instructional         American Sign Language Linguistics in a
Technologist, Laramie County Community College               Blended Environment: Theory to Practice
Have you considered reading the questions to your            Citrus
students for discussions or quizzes rather than writing      Li-Lee Tunceren, Instructor of English as a Second
                                                             Language and Beth Carlson, Instructor of American Sign
them? How about teaching proper word pronunciation
                                                             Language, St. Petersburg College
in language or other classes that include difficult termi-
                                                             The presenters will discuss theoretical and pedagogical
nology? Bring poetry to life by reading it aloud. Stu-
                                                             trends in the field of second language acquisition toward
dents can hear your descriptions and highlights as they
                                                             socially-mediated forms of instructional activity. They will
view works of art. Provide weekly briefings, due dates,
                                                             apply these concepts to designing blended coursework
key points, and discussions orally rather than as a writ-
                                                             for English as-a-second-language and the linguistics of
ten list. Send verbal e-mail messages or explain difficult
                                                             American sign language. They will discuss the develop-
concepts and formulas. Learn how to incorporate audio
                                                             ment of course sequence and content, student inter-
into every part of your online class, regardless of the
                                                             action and assessment, and factors that influence the
platform. Tammarra Holmes will show you how to use
                                                             balance of online and face-to-face learning environments.
audio tools with free and purchased software and how to
                                                             Participants will view several aspects of each language
incorporate the audio files into your LMS.
                                                             course, including content presentation, synchronous and
                                                             asynchronous collaboration methods, and instructor and
                                                             peer feedback tools.

                                                             9:30 am – 10:00 am

                                        eLearning 2011
                         10:00 am – 11:00 am                                             Believe It or not . . . A Flash-based YouTube
                                                                                         Video Player that is Completely Accessible
                         Online Andragogy: Strategies and Tools to help                  Palm
                         Adult Learners be Successful Online Students                    Alan Shapiro, Instructional Design Technologist, St.
                         Sawgrass                                                        Petersburg College
                         Mary Petrie, Instructor, and Anne Johnson, Dean of              Many faculty see the benefits of incorporating YouTube
                         Business, Social Sciences and Online Learning, Inver Hills      videos into their face-to-face, blended, hybrid, and
                         Community College                                               online courses. However, students with visual or hear-
                         The presenters will discuss how to make online educa-           ing impairments can lose out on this valuable resource.
                         tion successful and satisfying for adult learners (25 years     Visually-impaired students might never be able to play
                         and older)—with scheduling ideas, strategies, testimoni-        the video because the YouTube player is a Flash-based
                         als from adult online students, and best practices. They        program, while most of the videos lack closed captioning
                         will look at best practices in online teaching and discuss      for the hearing impaired. Google’s new automate cap-
                         why they might benefit the adult learner specifically.          tion tool does not do a great job. What about physically
                         What technologies resonate with adult learners and how          impaired students? There are limited controls on the
                         can educators effectively apply the technologies while          YouTube video player using the keyboard—it would be
Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011

                         addressing course learning outcomes? Learn how suc-             nice if everything could be controlled without a mouse.
                         cessful online instructors balance flexibility, structure and   Alan Shapiro will demonstrate two tools that allow users
                         rules for adult students.                                       to create a caption file and play it in a completely acces-
                                                                                         sible Flash-based video tool.
                         Operate in the Cloud—A Dozen Great Tools
                         with a Single Login                                             Creating ePub with Embedded Videos from the
                         Sabal                                                           Desktop
                         Barry Dahl, Innovations in e-Education                          Jasmine
                         Are you looking to move some of your files, documents,          Brian Jean, Professor of Mathematics, Taft College
                         and even your workspace into the cloud? With a single           eReaders, such as the Kindle, Nook and Apple iPad,
                         free account and one login, you can access the best on-         have created a demand for eReader content while pub-
                         line word processor, spreadsheet, Web form creator and          lishers convert textbook content to keep up. ePub is the
                         database, poll creator, wiki, live Webinar space, calendar,     open source format of choice for the increasingly popu-
                         discussion forums, live chat, slide presentations, and an       lar iPad. Educators now have the ability to create our
                         amazing multi-media Web site creator. In addition, your         own ePub content, including embedding videos directly
                         students can use all of this for free to collaborate on proj-   into an ePub book. Brian Jean will walk through the en-
                         ects, publish their work, and communicate effectively. You      tire process of creating a desktop video and embedding
                         can access your docs on your mobile device, and even            it into an ePub document which will then be transferred
                         offline when you have no connection. There are so many          to iTunes, synced, and viewed with an iPad. He will
                         Web 2.0 applications out there that many people become          demonstrate how he successfully uses this technology in
                         more confused than amazed. Barry Dahl will focus on             a calculus course at his community college.
                         a set of powerful, tightly-integrated applications that will
                         allow educators to become more productive and create
                         better Web-based materials for teaching and learning.

                                                                  eLearning 2011
Quick Tricks to Accessibility                                   From Print to Digital: Lessons Learned in
Glades                                                          hybrid and Online Course Delivery
Patrick Ryan, Assistant Director of Distance Learning and       Citrus
Alternative Course Delivery, and Martie Dixon, Director of      Peter Shapiro, Director of Creative Learning Services, and
the Center for Alternative Course Delivery, Erie Community      Patti Levine-Brown, Professor of Communications, Florida
College                                                         State College at Jacksonville
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Web Con-          Course textbooks have provided the bedrock for col-
tent Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 give a thorough expla-        lege courses and the physical and monetary anchor in
nation of what is necessary to make your Web content            our student’s backpack. In Fall 2010, the first five of
accessible. Unfortunately, unless you are an experienced        20 courses were delivered in an e-book format, without
coder, these guidelines can be difficult to understand and      printed matter, using Follett’s Café Scribe. Students can
follow. Each of the guidelines addresses one or more dis-       incorporate social learning to note taking and sharing,
abilities. Each disability requires a different solution. The   and experience a versatile software-driven e-reader. In
solution you would use for a visually-impaired student is       Spring 2011, nearly 20 different SIRIUS course books
not the same as for someone with a hearing impairment           will be delivered using Café Scribe at Florida State Col-
or a learning disability. The presenters will provide an        lege at Jacksonville. These digital books are teamed

                                                                                                                              Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011
easy-to-understand set of guidelines that will allow you to     with creative course design for hybrid and online delivery.
create accessible content for your online course.               Learn about the history behind the move and the lessons
                                                                learned along the way. Find out how your institution can
                                                                offer these courses on your campus.

   11:15 pm – 12:30 pm
   Closing Brunch with Featured Presentation
   Island Ballroom

                       Levers of Change in higher Education
                       Maria Andersen, Math Faculty, Muskegon Community College
                       We’ve seen many major industries undergo dramatic changes in the last decade (i.e.
                       manufacturing, newspapers, and customer service). While education seems “untouchable”
                       to those within the system, there are many “levers of change” that have the potential to
                       dramatically restructure higher education. Online courses, adaptive computer assessment
                       systems, open-source textbooks, edupunks, pay-by-the-month degrees … these are just
   some of the levers that are prying at the corners. Maria Andersen will identify the levers of change that have
   the potential to shift higher education and provide a few scenarios that describe the future of higher education.

   Maria Andersen is a math instructor at Muskegon Community College in Michigan. She is president of Mich-
   MATYC, and director of AMATYC Technology Workshops. She is a leading expert on teaching with technology
   and has recently begun experimenting with the use of “play” and non-linear learning in her math classes.

                                              eLearning 2011
                                              Exhibitor Program Descriptions
                        Academic Management                    Blindside networks                      Dallas TeleLearning, Dallas
                        Systems                                Blindside Networks helps colleges       County Community College
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                        190 campus customers brought           commercial support for BigBlueBut-      Dallas County Community College
                        to you by Academic Management          ton, an open source Web confer-         District, has been providing distance
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e-learning exhibitors

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                                                               stration. Coast Learning Systems
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                                                               College. We have content that is in
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                                                               Director, Marketing and Partnerships    online education easy, accessible
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Intelecom                              SIRIUS Academics                         SmarThinking
INTELECOM is a producer of             SIRIUS Academics is a strategic          SMARTHINKING—the research
curriculum-based content for online,   business unit of Florida State College   based, research proven live, on-
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INTELECOM Online Resources Net-        interactive, low-cost courses and the    performance and enhance learning.
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learning object repository with more   higher education deliverable in fully    to E-structor-Certified tutors anytime,
than 2,500 video clips. Learn more     online, hybrid/blended or face-to-       from any Internet connection, 24/7.
about our latest video collection,     face modes. Courses are specifi-         Support is available in mathematics,
Developmental Math, and enter to       cally designed to increase student       writing, science, business, Spanish
win a PRIZE.                           success and retention.                   and nursing & allied health.
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Marketing Coordinator                  Director of Marketing and Sales          Director of Strategic Marketing
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                                     National Planning Committee

Barry Dahl                             Christine Mullins                  Carol Spalding
Vice President, Technology and the     Executive Director                 President
Virtual Campus                         Instructional Technology Council   Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
Lake Superior College                  One Dupont Circle, Suite 360       North Campus, P.O. Box 1596
2101 Trinity Road                      Washington, DC 20036-1143          Salisbury, NC 28145
Duluth, MN 55811                       202-293-3110, Fax 202-822-5014     704-216-3450
218-733-7600, Fax 218-723-4921  
                                       nancy Ragias                       Diane Thomas
Ronda Edwards                          Manager, Professional              Dean, Online College
Executive Director, MCCVLC             Development Programs               Greenville Technical College
Michigan Community College             Ohio Learning Network              506 South Pleasantburg Drive
Association                            Ohio University-Zanesville         Greenville, SC 29607
222 North Chestnut Street              1425 Newark Road                   803-250-8052, Fax 803-250-8516
Lansing, MI 49684                      Zanesville, Ohio 43701-2695
517-372-4350, Fax 517-372-0905         614-485-6746, Fax 740-453-6161                              Lynda Womer
                                                                          Associate Provost, Electronic Campus
Anne Johnson                           Jean Runyon                        St. Petersburg College
Dean of Business, Social Sciences      Dean, Virtual Campus               9200 113th Street North
and Online Learning                    Anne Arundel Community College     Seminole, FL 33772
Inver Hills Community College          101 College Parkway, LIBR 113      727 394-6109, Fax 727 394-6123
2500 80th Street East                  Arnold, MD 21012-1895    
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076          410 777-1249
651-450-8642, Fax 651-450-8679
                                       Loraine Schmitt
Fred Lokken                            Dean, Distance Education and
Associate Dean, TMCC WebCollege        Academic Technology
Truckee Meadows Community College      Chemeketa Community College
7000 Dandini Boulevard                 4000 Lancaster Drive NE
Reno, NV 89512-3999                    PO Box 14007
775-673-7148, Fax 775-673-7176         Salem, OR 97309-7070                       503 399-7750, Fax 503 399-5214

                       Instructional Technology Council

                         The Instructional Technology Council, ITC, provides exceptional leadership and
                         professional development to its network of eLearning experts by advocating, col-
                         laborating, researching, and sharing exemplary, innovative practices and potential
                         in learning technologies.

                          An affiliated council of the American Association of Community Colleges estab-
lished in 1977, ITC represents higher education institutions in the United States and Canada, and is
leader in advancing distance education. ITC is constantly working to raise awareness about the benefits
of eLearning, instructional telecommunications, and future needs and possibilities. ITC tracks federal
legislation that will affect distance learning, conducts annual professional development meetings, sup-
ports research, and provides a forum for members to share expertise and materials.

ITC Membership Benefits                                       Upcoming Grant Opportunities
                                                              ITC will e-mail you about upcoming grant opportuni-
eLearning news—Delivered Two-Three Times                      ties—while you still have time to apply—as soon as the
a Week to Your Inbox                                          guidelines are released to the public, so you can build or
You don’t have time to search for and keep track of na-       expand your distance learning program.
tional news, research or activities on eLearning—ITC will
keep you informed! Be the first on your campus to learn       Discounts on Weekly Professional
about articles on eLearning in the Chronicle of Higher        Development Webinar Series
Education, Inside Higher Ed, the New York Times, the          Save your travel money—this is the best bargain in town!
blogosphere, and other news sources. Receive links to         For these weekly presentations, ITC invites distance
the latest eLearning research from the National Center        learning administrators and faculty to share their best
for Educational Statistics, other agencies at the Depart-     practices, tips and challenges for teaching at a distance.
ment of Education, the Sloan Foundation, other sources.       We invite authors to share their latest distance learning
ITC archives these past news updates on its Web site for      research; copyright gurus and government officials to
ITC members only.                                             explain what you need to do; accreditation experts and
                                                              grant administrators to inform you about timely, hot top-
Legislative Advocacy and Updates                              ics. The cost for ITC members is only $30-$35, these
ITC will e-mail you about the latest news on national         charges are double for non-members. See the calendar
legislation that could affect your eLearning program. In      of upcoming workshops to register online.
2009 ITC followed the Higher Education Opportunities
Act, funding for broadband connections, net neutral-          Discounts to Attend eLearning 2011—Feb. 19-
                                                              22, 2011 in St. Pete Beach, Florida
ity, copyright issues, accreditation, student financial aid
                                                              eLearning 2011 is the annual event distance educators
funding, and other hot topics. An advocate for distance
                                                              cannot afford to miss! This gathering of distance learn-
learning with the American Association of Community
                                                              ing professionals features more than 80 workshops and
Colleges, ITC informs legislators about the concerns of
                                                              seminars. eLearning 2011 will introduce you to other
distance educators.
                                                              distance learning professionals so you can share ideas,
                                                              insights and tips that work!

ITC Leadership Academy                                       Distance Learning Library: Journals, Links and
Attend ITC’s third annual Leadership Academy on July         Resources
24-26, 2011 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Participants      ITC has also created a a searchable library or database
will work with academy speakers and members of the           of distance learning journals, links and resources which
ITC board to create a sound leadership strategy, develop     is on the ITC Web site.
a model to fit their institution, identify and acquire key
tools for successful distance learning leadership, and       Awards and Recognition
obtain a new network of fellow eLearning practitioners.      ITC awards outstanding individuals and institutions in
                                                             distance education based upon the nominations of its
ITC’s Monthly Quick Polls                                    members. Both national and regional contributions to
Pose a quick, easy-to-answer question on eLearning to        the field are considered.
other ITC members to learn about the distance learning
practices and programs at their institutions.                Distance Education Survey Results: Tracking
                                                             the Impact of eLearning at Community
Job Announcements
                                                             ITC has surveyed and reported on the state of distance
ITC will advertise eLearning postition opening announce-
                                                             education at ITC-member institutions for the past five
ments at your institution for no charge. We will send an
                                                             years. For the past two years, ITC has mailed a free
e-mail announcement to other members and post your
                                                             copy of this report to ITC members, community college
listing on the ITC Web site.
                                                             presidents, and inserted a copy into the participant bag
Distance Learning Library: Articles, Abstracts               of attendees at the AACC annual convention.
and Research
ITC has created a searchable library or database of dis-
tance learning articles, abstracts and research which is
on the ITC Web site.

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                      ITC Board of Directors 2010–2011

Chair                         Michael Catchpole               James Picquet                   Diane Thomas
Jean Runyon                   International Representative    Vice President of Instruction   Southeast Regional
Dean, Virtual Campus          Professor                       Dallas County Community         Representative
Anne Arundel Community        North Island College            College District                Dean, Online College
College                       3699 Roger Street               9596 Walnut Street              Greenville Technical College
101 College Parkway           Port Alberni, BC, Canada        Dallas, TX 75243-2112           506 South Pleasantburg
LIBR 113                      V9Y 8E3                         972-669-6408                    Drive
Arnold, MD 21012-1895         250-724-8713                        Greenville, SC 29607
410-777-1249                                             803-250-8052                                             Loraine Schmitt                 Fax 803-250-8516
                              Barry Dahl                      Western Regional      
Fred Lokken                   Vice President, Technology      Representative
Past Chair                    and the Virtual Campus          Dean, Distance Education        Lynda Womer
Associate Dean of TMCC        Lake Superior College           and Academic Technology         Associate Provost, Electronic
WebCollege                    2101 Trinity Road               Chemeketa Community             Campus
Truckee Meadows               Duluth, MN 55811                College                         St. Petersburg College
Community College                                             4000 Lancaster Drive NE         9200 113th Street North
7000 Dandini Boulevard                                        PO Box 14007                    Seminole, FL 33772
Reno, NV 89512-3999                                           Salem, OR 97309-7070            727-394-6109
775-673-7148                  Ronda Edwards                   503 399-7750          
Fax 775-673-7176              Executive Director, MCCVLC      loraine.schmitt@chemeketa.                                              edu
                              Michigan Community College                                      ITC Staff
Treasurer                                                     Mickey Slimp
                              222 North Chestnut Street                                       Christine Mullins
nancy Ragias                                                  Executive Director
                              Lansing, MI 49684                                               Executive Director
Manager, Professional                                         Northeast Texas Consortium
Development Programs          517-372-4350                                                    Instructional Technology
                                                              of Colleges and Universities
Ohio Learning Network                                         (NETnet)
                                                                                              One Dupont Circle, Suite 360
Ohio University-Zanesville                                    11937 US Highway 271
                              Anne Johnson                                                    Washington, DC 20036-1143
1425 Newark Road                                              Tyler, TX 75708
                              North Central Regional                                          202-293-3110
Zanesville, Ohio 43701-2695   Representative                  903-877-7510
                                                                                              Fax 202-822-5014
614-485-6746                  Dean of Business, Social
Fax 740-453-6161              Sciences and Online Learning               Inver Hills Community College   Carol Spalding                  Danielle Perry
                              2500 80th Street, East          President
                                                                                              Administrative Assistant
Roy Bartels                                                   Rowan-Cabarrus Community
                              Inver Grove Heights, MN                                         Instructional Technology
South Central Regional                                        College
                              55076                                                           Council
Representative                                                North Campus, P.O. Box
                              651-450-8642                                                    One Dupont Circle, Suite 360
Dean, College Advancement                                     1596
                              Fax 651-450-8679                                                Washington, DC 20036-1143
Western Texas College                                         Salisbury, NC 28145
                              ajohnso@inverhills.mnscu.                                       202-293-3132
6200 South College Avenue     edu                             704-216-3450
                                                                                              Fax 202-822-5014
Snyder, TX 79549                                              spaldingc@rowancabarrus.
915-573-8511                  Dan Jones                       edu
Fax 915-573-9321              Executive Dean, Center              for Instructional Systems       Rhonda Spells
                              Development                     Northeast Regional
                              Coastline Community College     Representative
                              11460 Warner Avenue             Executive Director, eLearning
                              Fountain Valley, CA 92708       Services
                              714-241-6221                    Prince George’s Community
                                                              301 Largo Road
                                                              Largo, MD 20774
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     The Instructional Technology Council would like to thank
     the following people and organizations for their efforts and
     assistance in making eLearning 2011 a success:

     St. Petersburg College for serving as the host organization – especially for
     providing their wonderful volunteers. It takes many hours over and above
     one’s normal, everyday duties to make a large conference run smoothly.

     For example, they have helped us keep our costs down by hosting the
     pre-conference workshops on their campus and lending us the use of their
     treasured laptop computers and audiovisual equipment. A special thank you
     goes to Lynda Womer and her staff of amazing professionals! We appre-
     ciate everything these talented and wonderful people have done to make
     eLearning 2011 attendees feel welcome in St. Pete Beach, Florida!

     The National Planning Committee for their time and effort over the last
     year. Aside from their normal hectic schedules, these dedicated distance
     learning professionals cheerfully gave of their time and resources each month
     to develop a fantastic program and to promote the conference in general.

     Sonic Foundry, and Shane Conant in particular, for recording all of the
     featured and general presentations at eLearning 2011 and creating a special
     Web site so you and your colleagues can view these wonderful resources via
     the ITC Web site after you return to your campus. Visit the ITC Web site at for the link.

     Rowan Cabarrus Community College, and Kim Barnett in particular, for
     creating a scannable conference evaluation form, and an online survey form,
     to help us capture the opinions of the conference participants quickly and ac-
     curately. This information will help us better plan for eLearning 2012.

     Exhibitors and Sponsors for their participation and for sharing their resourc-
     es and knowledge to advance the field of distance education.

     Our Presenters and Featured Speakers for taking the time and expense
     to travel to St. Pete Beach to share their expertise, trials and tribulations in
     the interest of making distance education a better learning environment. ITC
     receives the “thank you’s,” but the credit really goes to these fine people.
     Without them, this conference would be nothing!

     Our Attendees, who gather each year for eLearning to share their expertise
     with their colleagues in the interest of better educational opportunities for

     Thank you and we hope to see you again next year!!

eLearning 2011
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