28th Annual ADEIL Conference: Full Schedule

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
8:45am – 4:15pm, EST
Conference Sessions
Sponsored by Ashford University

All times are Eastern Standard Time


Thursday, October 15, 2020

3 pm EST

5 pm EST

6 pm EST

ADEIL Board Meeting (Board Members Only)

ADEIL Annual Business Meeting (ADEIL Members Only)

ADEIL 2020 Virtual Conference Welcome & Networking Event (All Welcome)

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Friday, October 16, 2020

8:45 am, EST

Welcome

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ADEIL President: Sarah Korpi, University of Wisconsin, Madison

9-9:45 am, EST

Concurrent Session I

1A: HyFlex Course Delivery: A Practical Guide to Keep Teaching During COVID Crisis and Beyond

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Presenters:
Lydia Frass, Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of South Carolina – Columbia
Vera Polyakova-Norwood, Director of Distributed Learning, College of Nursing, University of South Carolina – Columbia

1B: Helping students achieve school-work-family life balance

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Presenter:
Oscar Lewis, Associate Faculty, Ashford University

1C: Online Engagement: Ensuring every student makes it to the finish line, post COVID

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Presenter
Tori Taylor, Adjunct Professor, Ashford University

1D: Failure to Launch? – Strategies for Success in the First Week of Online Classes

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Presenter
Nathan Pritts, Professor and Lead Faculty, The Center for the Enhancement of the First Year Experience, Ashford University


10-10:45 am, EST

Concurrent Session II

2A: Help me! Please Hear What I Do Not Say

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Presenter:
Ashley Tennessee, Associate Faculty, Ashford University

2B: Incorporating OERs into a Course: Understanding the Course Redesign Process

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Presenter:
Barbara Williamson-Holley, Assistant Director, Distance Education & Instructional Technology, South Carolina State University

2C: Remote Language Instruction? Ja, wohl!

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Presenter:
Sarah Korpi, Academic Program Director, University of Wisconsin – Madison

2D: Artificial Intelligence in Education Systems – Ideas for Change

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Presenters:
Bill Davis, Lead Faculty & Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business & Technology, Ashford University

Karen Lynne-Daniels Ivy
Professor & Department Chair, Forbes School of Business & Technology, Ashford University

Jorge A. Cardenas, Professor and Department Chair, Forbes School of Business & Technology, Ashford University


11-11:45 am, EST

Concurrent Session III

3A: Can you hear me now? Using captioning tools in mixed-format (Hyflex) college courses to ensure everyone can communicate, whether attending in-person or live-streaming

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Presenters:

Karen Edwards, Senior Instructor, University of South Carolina – Columbia

Susan Quinn, Assistant Director, eLearning Services University of South Carolina – Columbia

Lydia Frass, Senior Instructional Designer, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of South Carolina – Columbia

3B: PAUSE: A Tool for Academic Writing Feedback

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Presenter:
Jennifer Robinson, Core Faculty/Assistant Professor, Ashford University

3C: Blending Innovation & Theory for Student Success in Finance Education

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Presenter:
Susan E. Gould, Lead Faculty, Forbes School of Business & Technology, Ashford University

3D: Strategies for Managing Organizational Change

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Presenters:
Bill Davis, Lead Faculty/Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business & Technology, Ashford University

Martin (Marty) McAuliffe, J.D., Associate Professor, Ashford University

Charles Minnick, President Emeritus, Lead MBA Faculty Professor, Forbes School of Business & Technology, Ashford University


12-12:45 pm, EST

Keynote Presentation: “What I’ve Learned About Teaching From Teachers and By Teaching

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 Craig Swenson, President of Ashford University


1:15 – 2 pm, EST

Concurrent Session IV

4A: Inclusive Practices in the Virtual Learning Space

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Presenters:
Teresa Leary Jenkins, Associate Faculty, Ashford University

Tamecca Fitzpatrick, Professor, Program Chair, Early Childhood Education Leadership, Ashford University

4C: Increasing awareness of unconscious bias among healthcare students

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Presenters:

Tracy P. George, Assistant Professor, Francis Marion University

Claire DeCristofaro

Pamela Ford Murphy

4D: Integrating Coaching Principles into the Academic Classroom

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Presenters:

Maryalyce Jeremiah, Associate Professor, Forbes School of Business & Technology, Ashford University

Bill Davis, Lead Faculty & Assistant Professor, Forbes School of Business & Technology, Ashford University

4E: Online Presence: Key to Student Success

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Presenter:
Jay Familant, Ashford University


2:15 – 3 pm, EST

Concurrent Session V

5A: Impact of Optional Synchronous Discussions on Learning and Engagement in Asynchronous Courses

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Presenters:

Amy Johnson, Associate Professor, Ashford University

Alan Belcher, Professor, Ashford University

Jennifer Zaur, Assistant Professor, Ashford University

Allison Rief, Lead Faculty, Ashford University

5B: Evaluating Covid Required Online Programming through Visual Scaling

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Presenters:

Mark Deschaine, Associate Professor, Educational Leadership, The University of Mississippi

Ray Francis, Professor, Teacher Education and Professional Development, Central Michigan University

5C: How to use machine learning to increase student retention in online environments

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Presenter:

Yamil E. Guevara, Online Associate Faculty, Ashford University

5D: Matéria daHora – Over 60 high school classes in voice technology

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Presenter:

Ricardo Murer, CEO & Founder, Voxall

5E: United through Video: Enhancing Student Experiences

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Presenters:

Kim Livengood, Professor, Angelo State University

Kristen Lyons, Assistant Professor, Angelo State University


3:15 – 4 pm, EST

Concurrent Session VI

6A: DIY: Applying Cognitive, Social, and Teaching Presence in the Online Classroom to Improve Student Success, Engagement, and Satisfaction

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Presenters:

Michelle Rosser-Majors, Professor, Ashford University

Sandra Rebeor, Associate Professor, Ashford University

Christine McMahon, Associate Professor, Ashford University

Stephanie Anderson, Associate Professor, Ashford University

Yolanda Harper, Associate Professor, Ashford University

Laura Sliwinski, Colorado Technical University

6C: Using a VR headset to create classroom content

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Presenter:

Dan Tinianow, Professor, Ashford University

6D: The Human Experience in a Digital World: Be Healthier, Happier and an Inspiration to your Students!

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Presenter:

Denise Antoon, Founder, Human Experience Group


4:05 pm, EST

Conference Closing

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ADEIL President: Sarah Korpi, University of Wisconsin, Madison

ADEIL Conference Chair & President Elect: Aisha Haynes, University of South Carolina, Columbia


Registration is still open.


28th Annual Conference Schedule At-A-Glance


All times are Eastern Standard Time


Thursday, October 15, 2020

3 pm EST ADEIL Board Meeting (Board Members Only)

5 pm EST ADEIL Annual Business Meeting (ADEIL Members Only)

6 pm EST ADEIL 2020 Virtual Conference Welcome & Networking Event (All Welcome)


Friday, October 16, 2020

8:45 am, EST Welcome

9-9:45 am, EST Concurrent Session I

10-10:45 am, EST Concurrent Session II

11-11:45 am, EST Concurrent Session III

12-12:45 pm, EST Keynote Presentation

1:15 – 2 pm, EST Concurrent Session IV

2:15 – 3 pm, EST Concurrent Session V

3:15 – 4 pm, EST Concurrent Session VI

4:05 pm, EST Conference Closing


About the Awards

Award Description
The ADEIL High School and College Level Course Awards honor outstanding pre-collegiate level (K–12) and college level credit course that opened during the previous year. The award recognizes the accomplishment of the instructor, author, primary editor and/or course developer who worked together to create an exemplary course. This includes any distance education or online learning course.

The ADEIL Awards Committee will recognize presentations that demonstrate the relative scholarly and instructional qualities, overall design, content, learning activities, and assessments for their courses. The award includes a certificate from ADEIL.

Eligible submissions include newly developed distance education courses that opened for enrollment sometime during the previous academic year. If a previously submitted course was rewritten or revised it may be resubmitted for consideration. Program managers, instructors, course authors and/or instructional designers may present the course.

Courses accepted by the judges will be included in the juried showcase at the 28th Annual ADEIL Conference Course Showcase, and those courses will be eligible for two additional awards:
• Conference Choice Award, determined by vote of conference attendees
• Distinguished Course Award, for course(s) determined by panel of judges to be of especially high quality

Courses should include:
• introductory material such as a syllabus or course outline, instructions for course navigation and program policies, faculty information or self-introduction, and minimum technology requirements and prerequisites
• an overall design with objectives, clear instructions, graphics, editorial consistency
• varied instructional materials with resources that enrich the content such as audio and video content, external links and readings, etc.
• varied assessment activities that align to learning objectives, provide opportunity for regular feedback to students, and include formative, summative and reflective assessments
• clear communication instructions, additional learner support, and handicapped accessibility
Presenters are welcome to showcase their course as they choose. Ideas on how to showcase courses could include (and are not limited to):
• Considerations when designing the course
• Accessibility and Usability
• Highlighting an activity or assessment
• Redesigning spaces to facilitate student learning
• Creating community in a distance learning environment
• Aligning course objectives, content, and assessments
• Innovative use of technology in the online course environment
• Mobile learning
• Open educational resources and content-curation
• COVID-19 and adapting a course from face-to-face to remote instruction

ADEIL 28th annual Conference Registration Page

Registration is now open for the 28th annual ADEIL conference.

When: October 16, 2020

Where: Virtual

Cost: Free

ADEIL is a distance education and independent learning association that offers professional development with opportunities for collegiality and interaction. ADEIL’s distinguishing characteristics are its emphasis on independent learning and interaction among members. ADEIL underscores the unique challenges and opportunities of independent (non-cohort based) distance education.

Each participant should register separately.

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