#OLIS2020

The Online Learning Innovation Summit (OLIS) is an opportunity for faculty and staff involved in online teaching and learning at UA to share experience and best practice, have purposeful conversations, brainstorm solutions, and connect across disciplines.
 

#OLIS2020

The Online Learning Innovation Summit (OLIS) is an opportunity for faculty and staff involved in online teaching and learning at UA to share experience and best practice, have purposeful conversations, brainstorm solutions, and connect across disciplines.
 

OLIS is a cross-campus professional development conference focused on innovation in
online learning to be held on February 7, 2020 in the Bryant Conference Center.

OLIS participants share experiences and best practices surrounding online learning
and teaching technologies, in order to improve student outcomes. Innovation in online
teaching is recognized and honored at this key University-wide event. OLIS 2020 will
feature breakouts focused on course quality improvement and the pedagogical applications
of Adobe Creative Cloud, as well as a lunch-time panel of student participants.

The College of Continuing Studies Bama By Distance and the College of Arts and Sciences
are co-hosting OLIS 2020, supported by departments across campus and organized cooperatively
by Dr. Nathan Loewen (CAS eTech), Cheryl Bosarge (Bama By Distance Faculty Development),
Miranda Webster (Bama By Distance Instructional Design), and Dr. Jennifer Roth-Burnette
(Capstone Center for Student Success).

What Will I Learn at OLIS 2020?

OLIS 2020 will include opportunities to use Adobe Creative Cloud products in the pedagogically
sound design of course activities, to apply quality standards to the evaluation and
re-design of an online course, to experience a menu of innovative design concepts
and demonstrations, and to come together with faculty and staff from across UA for
brainstorming, problem-solving, and purposeful conversation around online teaching
and learning.

OLIS registration will be limited, as we work to cultivate a group large enough for
significant impact, but small enough to allow for the brainstorming and idea-sharing
we plan to foster through breakout sessions and huddle discussions.

Register now to attend OLIS 2020!

OLIS 2020 Schedule

February 7, 2020

8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast and Registration

Breakfast provided by Jack’s Restaurant – cut fresh fruit, eggs, bacon, sausage, grits,
biscuits, gravy*

9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions

Innovation Scholar highlights, Bama By Distance Faculty Research Fellows, OLIS 2020
Committee

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Plenary Session
– Transforming Teaching and Learning with Adobe Creative Cloud Across the Curriculum
John Beckmann and Todd Taylor will share examples and principles for using Adobe Creative
Cloud to drive student success, learning outcomes, and career readiness in STEM, social
sciences, humanities, and professional schools. This presentation will promote communicating
complex data and ideas and digital storytelling across the curriculum, which will
lead into two hands-on breakout sessions that follow.

10:30 a.m. to Noon
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1 – Digital Storytelling across the Curriculum
Mobile Room

This hands-on session offers an overview of digital storytelling using three of the
very latest Adobe applications: Spark, Premiere Rush, and XD. Participants will need
to install these applications on their own devices well ahead of time and bring their
devices to the workshop.**

Session 2Using the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric to Deliver “Quality” Online Courses
Mason Room

This session will provide a basic introduction to the Quality Matters (QM) rubric,
and how it can be used to guide development, evaluation, and improvement of online
courses. Attendees will be organized into small groups consisting of faculty and instructional
designers and offered a hands-on opportunity to use the rubric to evaluate and improve
a sample online course.

Session 3Tutoring, Coaching and Study Skills for Your Online Students
Morgan Room

Do your distance students struggle with time management and life balance?  Do they
need help in their online math, biology or accounting courses at UA?  The Capstone
Center for Student Success, located on second and third floors of Russell Hall, serves
students both on campus and online.  We offer online tutoring via Zoom, online academic coaching, and free video
short-courses on time management, learning styles, and effective study skills.  Come
learn about best practices in academic support for online students, and how they can
access free resources through the Capstone Center for Student Success.

Session 4 – Creating Digital Learning Experiences with Online Professional Development
Training
Smith Room

UA LMS is the university’s newest learning resource with access to over 14K+ online
courses for faculty and staff. Learn how to efficiently utilize system content and
features to support the development of digital pedagogies in the classroom. This session
will help guide participants through initial steps in creating learning plans for
classroom development topics such as universal design, multimodality, digital tools,
etc.

Session 5 – Instructional Design Café: What’s on the Menu?
Birmingham/Central Room
This e-poster session will offer a “menu” of innovative design concepts, presentations
of research findings, project examples, and technology and tools demonstrations, presented
by members of the Alabama Instructional Design Network (AIDN).

Noon to 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Student Panel
Rast Room

Lunch provided by McAlister’s Deli – Spud Bar and Side Garden Salad*

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Session 1 – Sharing Complex Data and Ideas across the Curriculum
Mobile Room

This hands-on session offers an overview for communicating research, data visualization,
complex ideas, and infographics using three Adobe applications: Spark, Illustrator,
and InDesign.  Participants will need to install these applications on their own devices
well ahead of time and bring their devices to the workshop.**

Session 2 – Using the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric to Deliver “Quality” Online Courses
(repeat of morning session)
Mason Room

This session will provide a basic introduction to the Quality Matters (QM) rubric,
and how it can be used to guide development, evaluation, and improvement of online
courses. Attendees will be organized into small groups consisting of faculty and instructional
designers and offered a hands-on opportunity to use the rubric to evaluate and improve
a sample online course.

Session 3 – Sway is the Way: Importing PowerPoints into Sway to Create Engaging and Interactive
Presentations
Smith Room

This session demonstrates importing a publisher PowerPoint into Sway, as well as how
to embed video and audio files, upload multiple images, and link to websites. The
presenter will showcase a variety of Sways with different looks that have been used
in courses to illustrate the vast capabilities of creative design. To participate
in the hands-on component of this workshop, you will need to download materials to
your own device in advance of the session. A link will be provided after registration.
If you do not have a ua.edu email account, you will need to download the free Sway
app from the Microsoft Office 365 website.

Session 4 – Instructional Design Café: What’s on the Menu? (some e-posters may be
repeated from the morning session)
Birmingham/Central Room

This e-poster session will offer a “menu” of innovative design concepts, presentations
of research findings, project examples, and technology and tools demonstrations, presented
by members of the Alabama Instructional Design Network (AIDN).

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Cookie Break* and Hands-On Technology Petting Zoo
Birmingham/Central Room

Join our campus partners for networking and demonstrations of instructional technology
tools and strategies.

*Meals have been selected to accommodate as many tastes and needs as possible. If
you have special dietary restrictions or needs that cannot be met by these menus,
please be prepared to make other arrangements. Menus are subject to change.

**UA faculty, staff, and students may obtain these applications via Creative Cloud.

OLIS 2020 Sponsors

OLIS 2020 has been made possible through the generous contributions of our sponsors.

College of Continuing Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Human Environmental Sciences
Graduate School
College of Education
University Libraries
College of Communication and Information Sciences
Center for Instructional Technology/Office of Information Technology
New College

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