Description: Learn how Western Oklahoma State College shifted its student tutoring programs to a fully virtual format using existing tools, including Zoom.
Facilitators: Melissa Smith and Katie Brewer (Western Oklahoma State College)
Description: AI is the next evolution of big data’s use in education. As more institutions develop their capabilities and architecture to obtain more data on their students, mining this data to better serve the student will become the focus of getting students to completion. Yet, the process to “hire” AI and implement it at scale should be guided by thoughtful conversations from administrators, faculty, students, and staff. While the promise of specific AI technology will be discussed, the leadership required to advance AI enabled strategic change will be a focus of the conversation.
Presenters: Luke Dowden (Alamo Colleges District), Karen Srba (St. Francis University)
Wednesday, April 8, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Central
Description: This event will showcase the 2020 Oklahoma Online Excellence Award winners.
Facilitator: Brad Griffith (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education)
Guest Presenters: Jason Stone, Breeman Ainsworth, Dorothy Weaver (OSU-OKC Division of Liberal Arts)
Friday, April 3, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Central
Description: This presentation highlights key trends, issues, and updates related to online and blended learning in Oklahoma.
Facilitators: Bucky Dodd (University of Central Oklahoma); Kyle Foster (Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education)
Description: This presentation will cover proven strategies to set-up faculty, their students, and their departments for success in online courses. The use of data-driven decisions, mobile course design, mobile content development, implementing OER, and the engagement-edutainment of students will be demonstrated from online science courses across Oklahoma. This presentation will empower you to achieve higher enrollment, higher student completion rates, and higher personal satisfaction in your online courses – while having a blast!
Facilitators: Kenny Tapp (University of Central Oklahoma)
Description: Augmented, Mixed, and Virtual Reality are powerful and fundamentally different from existing communication mediums. Ken Parker will explain them and how can you potentially use them for education.
Facilitators: Ken Parker (Next Thought)
Description: This session will be an interactive exchange of ideas and effective practices from expert online educators across Oklahoma. Topics will include online teaching and course design practices as well as questions from the audience.
Facilitators: Bucky Dodd, moderator (UCO); Maria Christian (NSU); Randy Dominguez (TCC); Gary Dotterer (RSU); Brett King (UCO); Stacy Southerland (UCO)
Description: This session shares innovative initiatives and collaborations occurring across the state of Oklahoma aimed at growing the quality and excellence of online and blended education opportunities.
Facilitators: Bucky Dodd (University of Central Oklahoma); Kyle Foster (OSRHE)