Online Teaching Symposium
Friday, June 1, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sky Room, Holmes Student Center
featuring Michelle Pacansky-Brock and NIU faculty and staff
Online registration is full
To register, please call 815-753-0595 to be added to the waiting list
Keynote Address - Humanizing Online Learning
Are you looking for the secret sauce for your online class? Well, you are it! Research shows that online students often feel isolated and are more likely to need to teach themselves. Studies also show that students who leave an online class feeling like their instructor cared about their learning are more likely to succeed. This presentation will explore the value of conveying your human presence, empathy, and awareness in an online class and showcase humanizing online teaching practices that you can apply immediately.
Michelle Pacansky-Brock, Ed.D., is a noted leader in higher education with expertise in online teaching, course design, and faculty development. Michelle's work has helped online instructors across the nation and beyond understand how to craft relevant, humanized online learning experiences that support the diverse needs of college students. She is the author of Best Practices for Teaching with Emerging Technologies (2nd edition, Routledge), has received national recognition for her excellence in teaching, and has held various leadership roles with the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI).
Currently, Michelle is Faculty Mentor, Digital Innovation with the California Community College system. She coordinates professional development efforts related to emerging technologies in online teaching and learning for @ONE (Online Network of Educators) and the CCC Online Education Initiative. Learn more about Michelle at brocansky.com and connect with her on Twitter @brocansky.
|8:30 a.m.||Check-in, Refreshments, and Networking|
|9:15 a.m.||Keynote by Michelle Pacansky-Brock|
Breakout Panels - Session 1
Active and Engaged Learning Online (Panel 1)
Alternatives to Textbooks
Teaching Online STEM Courses
Breakout Panels - Session 2
Communication and Collaboration Online
Instructional Materials and Content Online
Working with an Instructional Designer
|1:00 p.m.||Plenary by Jason Rhode|
Breakout Panels - Session 3
Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning Online
Active and Engaged Learning Online (Panel 2)
Assessment of Learning Online
The sympsium is open to NIU faculty, instructors, SPS and Civil Service staff, and doctoral students. Due to the expensive nature of the symposium and the advance notice needed for arranging food and materials, please register by the deadline and let us know if you will attend lunch. Advance registration is required.
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 25, 2018. Online registration is full. If you wish to register, please call 815-753-0595 to be added to the waiting list.
After you register, if you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration by Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at go.niu.edu/facdev-programs.
- Maryann Abendroth, School of Nursing
- Walker Ashley, Department of Geographic and Atmospheric Sciences
- Fatih Demir, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
- Claire Duvall, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
- Shanthi Muthuswamy, Department of Engineering Technology
- Isti Sanga, Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment
- Ursula Sullivan, Department of Marketing