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2018 Faculty Conference Showcase

The Teach By Distance team strives to provide faculty with opportunities to hear from their colleagues about how they are improving their online teaching, and we are excited when our faculty partners venture out to learn more about effective online teaching practices.

Each year, Teach By Distance (Instructional Technology and Academic Services) funds conference attendance for a select group of UA faculty, followed by the Annual Faculty Conference Showcase, where travel grant recipients share the technologies and teaching strategies they have learned at their funded conferences. Some members of the Teach By Distance staff are also available to share their own conference experiences.

The 2018 Annual Faculty Conference Showcase will be held on Thursday, February 8th from 2-4 pm in the Birmingham Room at the Bryant Conference Center. This year the event will use an electronic poster session format, with the flexibility to circulate at your own pace and learn about the strategies that you are most interested in. You may attend the entire event, or drop in at your convenience.

Presentation topics include gamification, virtual reality, accessibility, and more. Check this page frequently for updates to our program. 

Please let us know you plan to attend by completing this form.

To attend the gamification presentation virtually, use this link on the afternoon of the event. At this time, we are unable to stream the entire showcase, but are aware that our off-campus faculty have a strong interest in professional development events. We are working to provide those opportunities in the future.

2018 Presenters

Gaming for Adult Learners

Shannon McMahon, Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management
Kim Stran, Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management

Virtual Reality is Here, Online!

Jason Blumenthal, College of Human Environmental Sciences
Diane Bridgewater, Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management

Elements, Principles, and Critical Inquiry for Identity-Centered Designs of Online Environments

Jaclyn Dudek, Instructional Technology and Academic Services

Socializing Students to Be Scholars, or, How to Do Playful Learning

Nathan Loewen, Religious Studies

Applying the Community of Inquiry Model to Online Education

Michelle Hale, Consumer Sciences

Students at Screens and the Future of Reading

Sandy Thomas, Curriculum and Instruction

Accessibility Essentials

Kristin Noppenberger, Teach By Distance

Humanizing the Online Experience

Jennifer Roth-Burnette, Innovation Team

Engaging Your Students in Online Learning

Jeannine Lawrence, CHES, Human Nutrition and Hospitality Management



For more information about the ITAS Travel Grants, please contact Cheryl Bosarge at clbosarge@ccs.ua.edu.