About the Faculty Summer Conference

Ahead of the Curve: How ODU is Shaping the Online Learning Landscape

On May 22-23, 2018, the Center for Learning and Teaching (CLT) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its annual Faculty Summer Conference. This year, the conference’s theme is Ahead of the Curve: How ODU is Shaping the Online Learning Landscape. Dr. Michelle Miller, Director, First Year Learning Initiative, Northern Arizona University, will deliver the keynote address. Dr. Miller is also a Professor in the Department Psychological Sciences and has recently published a book on Minds Online: Teaching Effectively with Technology.


Four Conference Tracks

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    Online Course Design Process

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    Faculty Support

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    Student Engagement and Support

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    Leveraging Online Teaching to Rethink Face-to-Face Teaching

The 2018 Faculty Summer Conference is designed to bring scholars together from across the disciplines to discuss how to leverage technology to improve teaching and learning and to expand access to non-traditional students. By offering alternative access opportunities to non-traditional students, online learning is not only expanding access but is also revitalizing and reconfiguring on-campus teaching practices. In many cases, the process of developing and facilitating an online course pushes faculty to re-examine their deep-rooted teaching beliefs and practices. To this end, faculty are transferring effective teaching and learning practices into their face-to-face courses as they experiment with innovative technologies and pedagogies in their online courses.