Conference Tracks

Laptop Flying From Book - Story: True Tales of Bringing Digital Learning to Life

Narrative Stories of Accessibility, Universal Design for Learning & Open Education Resources: How to provide equal access and opportunity to people with disabilities, different learning styles, or resource access challenges. Topics include strategies for creating an accessibility evaluation plan and policies, universal design considerations, creating and maintaining open education resources, creating and extending support services, understanding the laws, addressing legal issues, research on accessibility, universal design & open education resources, and more.

Legend and Superhero Stories of Administration, Leadership & Policy: How to setup and administer an online/blended digital education program. Topics include administering quality measures, planning, budgeting, compliance standards (THECB, SACS, HERC, State Authorization), leadership, mentoring, institutional effectiveness, administrative support structures, upgrade management and design plans, legal and policy issues, marketing, public and legislative policy updates and the impact on digital programs, students, and faculty, and more.

Science Fiction Stories of Innovation & Trends: Some of the latest trends, developments, philosophies, best practices, and creative ideas in educational technology.

Thriller and Mystery Stories of Professional Development & Best Practices: Well established, proven and applied methods related to providing employees, instructors, staff, and trainers appropriate professional development opportunities to help them stay current and productive in their fields. Topics include best practices in teaching and learning, course and program design and delivery, efficient and effective support systems, as well as identifying training needs, designing programming, training tools and resources, continuing education, incentives, help desk functions, call centers, technical manuals, work flows, self-help tools, written and video-based support resources, identifying student and faculty needs, and more.

Action and Adventure Stories of Student Engagement & Support: Concepts and resources for providing technical and academic support to help digital education students succeed through engagement and course design. Topics include gaming, virtual reality, artificial intelligence and machine learning, adaptive learning, videos in education, gamification, social media in educational institutions, learning spaces, and more.