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Concurrent Session Tracks:

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Highlighted Speaker
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Pedagogy and Instructional Design

8:00 A.M. - 8:30 A.M.

Virtual Registration

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8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.

Welcome Address

Welcome Address Information

Mary Niemiec, Associate Vice President, Digital Education & Director, University of Nebraska Online

8:40 a.m. - 8:55 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks Information

Susan Fritz, Executive Vice President & Provost, University of Nebraska

8:55 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.

Introduction to Keynote

Introduction to Keynote Presentation Information

Mary Niemiec, Associate Vice President, Digital Education & Director, University of Nebraska Online

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address: How to Survive your (Hurried) Switch to Online Delivery Using Universal Design for Learning

Thomas Thibodeau, Assistant Provost, New England Institute of Technology (NEIT)

Education Consultant, IA Virtual Module Video Editor, Virtual Module Content Provider

10:00 A.M. - 10:05 A.M.

Closing Keynote Remarks

Closing Keynote Presentation Information

Bret Blackman, Chief Information Officer & Vice President for Information Technology, University of Nebraska

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.


10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Concurrent Session I

Data Analytics: Where’s the Check Box?

Melissa Diers (UNMC) | Peggy Moore (UNMC) | Casey Nugent (UNCA) | TJ Walkwer (UNO)

Emerging Technologies for Education (VR/AR/360 Tours/Apps)

Tess McKinney (UNMC)

Five Ways to Take Control of Your Digital Footprint

Jason Buzzell (UNCA)

Improving Interactivity In Content To Increase Learner Engagement And Satisfaction

Ellie Miller (UNMC) | Satera Nelson (UNMC)

Technologies to Engage Gen Z Learners in the Online Classroom

Doug Biggs, Ph.D. (UNK) | Jean Mandernach, Ph.D. (UNK) | Steve McGahan (UNK)

Discussion Based Courses in an Online Format: Pedological Considerations for Discussion Based Learning Online

Sela Harcey (UNL)

Fostering Inclusivity in Online Classrooms

Steven Cain (UNL) | Amy Ort (UNL)

How to be an Excellent Instructor with Perfect Ratings in the Online Learning Setting?

Ladan Ladan Ghazi Saidi (UNK) | Phu Vu (UNK)

Technology Global: Using Technology to Infuse International and Intergenerational Content

Ogbonnaya Akpa (UNL) | Toni Hill (UNK) | Olimpia Leite-Trambley (UNK) | Sharon Obasi (UNK)

You Think They Learn Less Online than in a Traditional Classroom? Well, Think Again!

Jena Asgarpoor, Ph.D. (UNL) | Majid Nabavi, Ph.D. (UNL)

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.


11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Session II

Device Security when Traveling with University Technology

Cheryl O'Dell (UNCA)

How Virtual and Augmented Reality are Transforming Teaching and Learning

Adam Wagler, Ph.D. (UNL) | Brian Wilson (UNL)

NeVRNER – Nebraska VR Network for Education and Research

Elizabeth Beam (UNMC) | Michael Kozak (UNMC) | Tess McKinney (UNMC) | Brian Ricks (UNO) | Joseph Siu (UNMC)

Educational Escape Rooms … Deciphering Diabetes!

Kristen Cook (UNMC) | Jessica Downes (UNMC)

Feedback Culture: Making It Work

Steven Cain (UNL)

Menu-Style Syllabus: Specifications, Grading & Mastery Paths

Kristin Malek (UNL)

Top 10 Authentic Learning Activities

Analisa McMillan (UNMC) | Kim Michael (UNMC) | Peggy Moore (UNMC)

Wherever You Go, There You Learn! Promoting Student Engagement Through Mobile Learning and Gamification

Paul J.A. Van Vliet, Ph.D. (UNO)

Program Management Strategies and Student Success Practices for a Fully Asynchronous Online Professional Master’s Program

Jena Asgarpoor, Ph.D. (UNL) | Yaoling Wang (UNL)

CIO Panel

Michael Ash (UNMC) | Bret Blackman (UNO) | Andrea Childress (UNK) | Heath Tuttle (UNL)

12:00 P.M. - 1:00 P.M.

Lunch Break

1:00 P.M. - 2:30 p.m.

Workshop Sessions

ITS Workshop: Social Connectedness through Discussions using Yellowdig

Tawnya Means, Ph.D. (UNL)

ID Summit Workshop: Data & Learning Analytics in Canvas

Leadership Workshop: OER and using Pressbooks across the NU System

Brad Severa (UNCA) | Don Ray (UNCA) | Emily Glenn (UNMC) | Tonya Ferrell (UNO)

Marketing Workshop: Traveler Types - Know Your Students

Laura Wiese (UNCA), Allison Rich (Inside Track)


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