VCCCD Distance Education 2nd District Wide Summit Call for Proposals
Submission Deadline: January 13, 2017. Summit Date February 24th 2017

The annual DISTANCE EDUCATION summit invites Faculty, Staff, Instructional Technologist/Designers, and Administrative Leaders from, Moorpark College, Oxnard College and Ventura College to propose a presentation for our 2nd Annual District Wide Distance Education Summit.

Join your colleagues from across the district as an active contributor to the future of online learning. We want your presentation proposal(s) about quality online learning. Proposals can be about enhancing successful fully online, hybrid, and web enhanced courses. The presentations can be teams or individuals. We highly encourage presenting on incorporation of High Impact Practices (HIPs) in the online environment. A few examples but not exhaustive: creating active student discussions, developing opportunity for students to bond and remove the “loneiiness” of online learning, developing visual resources such as short video and audio. developing critical thinking, humanizing the online classroom with faculty visually present, holding synchronized and visual time in the regularly asynchroniized class, student research, student service learning, learning communities across courses, gamification, student writing across curriculum, promoting transfer to university, ways of encouraging completion and retention, methods for scaffolding the course for greater student success, creating a welcoming and safe environment, rescuing the failing/disappearing student, etc.
Please join us and your colleagues as together we experiences in distance education delivery. At this conference we will learn the latest news about our Distance Education direction, and together form our next steps in continuing, and increasing, our offering of quality and robust online learning experiences for our students. You are encouraged to save the date for the DISTANCE EDUCATION Summit, Friday, February 24th 2017.. This is a free event. Seating is limited so RSVP in advance to assure your seat. Lunch and a light breakfast is provided. Seating is limited to the first 120 RSVPs.

Forum and Audience
In addition to plenary sessions by our Academic Leaders and a Keynote speaker on the topic, the District Wide DE Summit Planning Committee is intent on providing workshops and symposia for faculty sharing best practices in distance education and technology for online and hybrid classrooms. Several different time opportunities are available to fit a variety of topics:

• Auditorium Presentations: 3 groups will be chosen to present at the opening presentations. Each presentation is limited to 10 minutes each with time for Q and A. ( Faculty online tips)

• Breakout 1 - Concurrent Sessions: GIFTS. These will be quick roundtable discussions in a format called G.I.F.T.S. (Great Ideas for Teaching Success.) These are table top discussions where participants will move from table to table for a short period of time so you present to a large number of the attendees. include active presentations on research, best practices and other topics addressing DE. There will be 4 rotations each lasting 15 minutes. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
• Regular Effective Contact
• Videos in online classes
• SLO’s
• Collaboration in the classroom
• Turn It in
• Encouraging the use of Tutoring
• Making Connections with Students
• Technology tools in online classes
• Humanizing the online class with teacher visual presence
• Rescuing the disappearing student
• Gamification
• Adding writing across the curriculum
• Preparing students for transfer success
• Holding a synchronized visual hour or more each week in the asynchronis classroom
• Increasing success in web enhancing face to face courses
• Creative techniques with hybrid courses
• Promoting student research and service learning
• Etc.

Break out 2: Up to 5 Concurrent Sessions that are interactive and engaging will be selected. They can be 20 or 40 minutes in length. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to all those listed above and those below:
• Learning Communities
• Collaborative Assignments/Activities
• Diversity/Global Learning
• Capstone Courses/Projects/ Portfolios
• Common CRNS
• OER usage
• OEI Rubric enhancement of online courses

• Poster Presentation Opportunities and Information Exchange Table will also be available. No need to sign up for this opportunity. Just bring your pertinent information to share for attendees to view during breaks.

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