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Accessibility: Let’s Talk About It!

Description: This round table brings together all types of practitioners to talk about tangible ways we incorporate accessibility into every role, responsibility, and process. This discussion is a space to learn alongside one another as we share accessibility best practices and resources. Bring your experiences, questions, and curiosity!

Facilitators: Cristina Colquhoun and Dr. Kathy Essmiller (Oklahoma State University)

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Building Community through Social Media

Description: Southeastern’s Center for Instructional Development and Technology has a student led social media team that strives to find ways to reach our online community and help them feel connected to our institution. In this panel, you meet students and staff who serve on this team and hear about the initiatives they have taken.

Facilitators: Christala Smith and Max Hamblin (Southeastern Oklahoma State University)

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Strengthening our Online Program with Peer Reviews

Description: Required peer reviews are challenging! This session describes our experience implementing a peer review process to support those new to online instruction at the pandemic’s beginning. We discuss how the internal review works and why we adopted the process as an annual event for all who teach online.

Facilitators: Jennifer Campbell and Greg Stone (Tulsa Community College)

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Introduction to Humanizing Online

Description: This session is an overview of what humanized online learning is and how it can help students succeed in college and university courses. Tips are provided for instructional designers and faculty to use in their courses to help make their online offerings have more relevant content that in turn helps to improve student motivation.

Facilitators: Lora Pezzell (University of Central Oklahoma)

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Baby Steps in Podcasting

Description: Get started with podcasts! It is a free, simple way to reach people without having to worry about finding time for meetings between classes.

Facilitators: Ally Sharp (Langston University)

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Collaboration in Technology Decisions: The LMS Transition at Southeastern

Description: Southeastern’s LMS Transition Committee has greatly benefitted from collaboration with faculty, staff, and students at SE as well as colleagues around the state. This presentation demonstrates the power of networking and collaboration in important technology decisions.

Facilitators: Christala Smith, Kate Shannon, Karl Frinkle (Southeastern Oklahoma State University)

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The Seven Wonders of the Great Remove Learning Shift

Description: The Oklahoma Teacher Connection (OTC) is a division of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education that focuses on linking resources and transforming education. In this morning session, we will explore adaptive strategies, highlighting seven categories of “lessons learned” during the pandemic years 2020-2022.

Facilitators: Dr. Melissa Brevetti and Dr. Goldie Thompson (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education)

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Standardizing Templates vs. Academic Freedom in Online Programs

Description: This presentation discusses proven strategies for building a workable balance between ensuring consistency and standardization throughout an online program while maintaining faculty academic freedom.

Facilitators: Dr. Nancy Gwin (University of Central Oklahoma)

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Building Community in Online Classes

Description: Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of creating a sense of community in classroom environments, but this is difficult to do when teaching online. This session will demonstrate successful methods of using simple technologies and teaching practices to create a community of connected, engaged learners in online classes.

Facilitators: Simon Ringsmuth (Oklahoma State University).

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Developing a Simulated Domestic Violence Activity for Online Learners

Description: Converting an interactive activity from a F2F to an online environment can be a rewarding experience. Using a case from a Victimology course, this presentation explains how the instructor and web developers adapt a domestic violence activity to a simulated experience.

Facilitators: Dr. Jaime L. Burns (University of Central Oklahoma)

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Don’t Worry There’s a Video for That!

Description: Every semester I ask myself, how do I bring an in-person teaching experience to the online environment? While I get better at it every semester, in this session I focus on the use of videos for humanizing the online experience to communicate about assignments, discussions, expectations, and feedback.

Facilitators: Dr. Niccole L. Miller (University of Central Oklahoma).

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Workshopping for the Workforce

Description: This problem-posing workshop presents actionable steps including facilitation, collaboration, and breaking down communication silos to support institutional growth through enhanced workforce development initiatives, micro-credentialing opportunities, and online curricula.

Facilitators: Thomas Horne (Oklahoma City Community College)

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Lifelong Learning & Open Education

Description: Brainstorm with colleagues on how to provide opportunities to students to develop lifelong learning competencies. Learn about the lifelong learning competencies identified in research by a 3-year federally funded grant project and how there are many opportunities to develop them with Open Education.

Facilitators: Marla Lobley (East Central University) Kathy Essmiller (Oklahoma State University) Jamie Holmes (Tulsa Community College)

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Creating an Interactive Syllabus

Description: This session teaches you how to create an interactive syllabus for your students. The syllabus is an important document in your course and it contains valuable information. When students can find the information they need, they are able to access your online course materials more quickly and thus engage more as a student.

Facilitators: Lora Pezzell (University of Central Oklahoma)

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Zooming in to Better Online Education: Best Practices for Increasing Student Participation in Zoom Classrooms

Description: Laura Garrett discusses the most successful methods to enrich Zoom and outlines the pitfalls. These methods allow participation in engaging ways, sometimes more than in a live classroom. Personal engagement creates greater feelings of community and lessens feelings of isolation. More responsive exchanges between students and instructors can prevent miscommunication. There can be advantages for students who have difficulty with many challenges.

Facilitators: Laura Garrett (Tulsa Community College)

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Utilizing Innovative Learning for Career Preparation

Description: In this session, the University of Oklahoma’s College of Professional & Continuing Studies Curriculum Services Team address utilizing innovative learning for career preparation. The focus of the presentation is on the design and use of applied simulations, micro-credentialing certifications, and ePortfolios.

Facilitators: Morgan Myers, Michele Haynes, Matthew Mackintosh, and Kara Stanley (University of Oklahoma)

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Humanizing Online STEM Courses with Active Learning Components

Description: Two most important learning outcomes in STEM courses are critical thinking and problem solving. I talk about course design technique and applied methodology for active learning in online STEM courses. I share ideas to humanize an online STEM course to provide students with engaging classroom experiences.

Facilitators: Susmita Hazra (Cameron University)

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The State of Online Learning in Oklahoma 2022

Description: Each year, the Learning Innovations Summit kicks off with an update from OK higher ed’s leaders in online learning, including: Council for Online Learning Excellence 2021-2022 Chair, Brett King (University of Central Oklahoma), Online Consortium of Oklahoma 2021-2022 Chair, Joy Bauer (Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College), Oklahoma Quality Matters System Coordinator, Dr. Dana Lindon-Burgett (Rose State College), State System Liaison for Online Education, Brad Griffith (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education). Chancellor Allison Garrett also made a guest appearance!

Facilitators: Brad Griffith (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education)