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February 25

11:30am to 1:30pm,
Rosenthal Library 230

What the Data Reveal: Results of Studies of Online Education
Katherine Conway; Co-Authors: Alyse Hachey & Claire Wladis
Borough of Manhattan Community College, City University of New York

The presentation will summarize the results of more than a dozen quantitative studies our research team has undertaken using both CUNY (and national data), including answers to the research questions posed in each study.

Handout: What the Data Reveal: An Investigation into Online Learning. Abstracts from papers by Wladis, Hachey, & Conway. (PDF)
Recorded presentation  

March 17
1:30 to 3:30pm
Rosenthal Library  - President's Conference Room

The Online Learning Landscape: Implications for Teaching and Learning
Anthony G. Picciano
Graduate Center and Hunter College, City University of New York

The purpose of this presentation is to review the state of online education and its implications for teaching and pedagogical practice. This presentation traces back to how we got to where we are as a succession of waves or stages starting in 1993: 

  • The First Wave (The Beginnings) – 1990s 
  • The Second Wave (Blending into the Mainstream) – Early 2000s 
  • The Third Wave (The MOOC Phenomenon) – 2008 to 2013 
  • The Fourth Wave (Reconciliation of the Blended and MOOC Models) – 2014 -> 

For each wave, pedagogical models as well as critical research and evidence are referenced. Special emphasis is also made on the contributions of faculty to the development of online education. The presentation concludes with speculation as to where online education is heading and what it means for teaching and learning in American higher education.

Handout: The Online Learning Landscape: Implications for Teaching and Learning. (PDF)

Recorded presentation

April 14
1:30 to 3:30pm
Rosenthal Library 230

Building Learning with Technology: Connections that Matter
Michelle Miller
Northern Arizona University

Educators are all in the business of changing minds: We build new memories, guide students in developing new skills, and promote the development of values and mindsets.  Connecting our teaching to principles of how the mind works opens up new avenues for promoting learning, especially when we combine these principles with the affordances of instructional technology. We gain even more when we build the institutional connections that lead to coherent strategies and powerful collaborations. In this keynote address, Dr. Michelle Miller will offer a theoretical grounding and practical advice about how to maximize student learning with technology within our courses and across our institutions.

Recorded presentation

June 6
2:00 to 4:00 pm
Rosenthal Library - President's Conference Room #2

Designing Online and Blended Learning to Foster Diverse Students’ Needs and Learning: Factors and Best Practices for Success
Natalie B. Milman, Ph.D.
George Washington University

How can one best plan, design, develop, implement, and evaluate online and blended learning programs and courses to foster diverse students’ needs and learning? What institutional, programmatic, and course-level supports and resources are necessary to foster efficient, effective, and engaging student learning experiences? In this symposium, Natalie B. Milman, Ph.D., will share key research findings and lessons learned, as well as important factors and a framework for conceptualizing and institutionalizing online and blended education. She will introduce several crucial factors to consider when designing online and blended learning ranging from institutional-level supports to course-level design strategies to best practices for faculty to implement in their courses. She will lead participants in their own examination of where they have been, where they are, and where they want to go with online and blended learning.

Handout: Designing Online and Blended Learning to Foster Diverse Students’ Needs and Learning: Factors and Best Practices for Success. (PDF)

Recorded presentation