‘Best-in-Track’ Sessions for OLC’s Upcoming Blended Learning Conference Point to Education’s Digital Future

The Online Learning Consortium today announced the “Best-in-Track” sessions for its 12th Annual Blended Learning Conference and Workshop (#Blend15), which takes place July 7-8, in Denver, Colorado. The theme of this year’s conference is “Blended Learning: Leading Education’s Digital Future.”

The two-day conference program includes a variety of featured sessions, interactive workshops, information sessions, vendor showcases, and Discovery sessions, organized around four conference tracks: Teaching & Learning Effectiveness; Faculty Development & Student Support; Blended Models & Design, and Institutional Leadership & Strategy.

Sessions earned the Best-in-Track designation after receiving high marks from an independent panel of proposal reviewers.

The 2015 Best-in-Track sessions and presenters are:

  • Track: Teaching & Learning Effectiveness: “A Deeper Understanding of Student Engagement in Blended Learning Through Experience Sampling Methods.” Lead presenter: Kristine Manwaring, Brigham Young University, with Curtis Henrie and Lisa R. Halverson, both of Brigham Young University.
  • Track: Faculty Development & Student Support: “The Blended Learning and Enhanced Learning Academies: A Faculty-Led Approach to Faculty Development.” Lead presenter: CarrieLynn Reinhard, Dominican University.
  • Track: Blended Models & Course Design: “STEM Omelets: Lessons Relearned.” Lead presenter: Robert Paz, New Mexico State University.
  • Track: Institutional Leadership and Strategy: “Challenges and Best Practices in Support of Blended, Hybrid, Online and Technology-Enhanced Learning.” Lead presenter: Sheryl Hathaway, University of California, Riverside, with Therese DeSimone, University of California, Irvine.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/OLCBlendedLearningSessions.

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