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Preliminary Agenda*


12:00pm - 7:00pm - Registration Open

1:00pm – 4:00pm – Pre-Conference Workshops

PC1 - Ground Control To Major Tom, Can You Hear Me? Reaching Students Where They Are Through Video and Podcasting

This presentation will showcase several easy to master technologies that will allow instructors to reach their students in a variety of ways that students are open to. Instructors will leave with the knowledge to allow them to set up their own video postcards, video updates, current events podcasts and more- all tailored to their own area of expertise.

PC2 - Move Over Alexa: The Power of Voice Technologies & Chatbots in the Classroom

This session will focus on cutting edge technologies that rely on voice (Alexa, Siri) and Artificial Intelligence (Chatbots). We will work with the technologies and see how they can be used in the classroom where students are consumers of the technology but also creators.

PC3 - Wearable Technology for Authentic Student Reflection - CANCELLED

This session will focus on student-centered authentic reflections using wearable technology (GoPro cameras). Germanna Community College's dental assisting and dental hygiene programs use wearable devices to complete observational assessments of students during clinical. While cleaning a patient's teeth, dental students are assessed on the procedure and patient interactions. Often students cannot recall interactions with patients and the use of wearable devices has bridged this gap allowing students to review a dental cleaning without environmental and mental filters that may obstruct memory. We will be discussing how the wearable devices were introduced to the students, the student reactions to the GoPro cameras, and how authentic self-reflection affects student success.

PC4 - Come One! Come All! Making Online Classes (and Campuses) Inviting, Accessible, and Effective

Faculty, instructional designers, and online program administrators are all responsible for creating a culture of inclusion, accessibility and student success. How can we commit to equity and accessibility, while also creating classes that are both rigorous and inviting, both challenging and supportive? There are three ways to be present in an online class: cognitively, instructionally, and socially. In this session, we will share concrete ways for you to enhance online classes, making them inviting, accessible and effective, for one and all.

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Welcome Reception & Exhibits Open


7:00am – 6:30pm – Registration Open/Exhibits Open

7:00am – 8:00am – Networking Breakfast/Leadership Academy Alumni Breakfast*

(breakfast provided)

8:00am – 8:30am – Welcome & Opening

8:30am – 9:30am – Opening Keynote ï»¿(Dr. Bernard Bull, President, Goddard College - Plainfield, VT)

9:30am – 10:00am – Refreshment Break

10:00am – 10:45am – Concurrent Sessions A

A1 - You Want Me To Do What? Training in Accessibility

A2 - Peer Developed Courses: Taking the 'Bad Vibes' Out of the Process

A3 - Developing and Implementing a Strategy for Online Education in Higher Education

A4 - The Finer Points:How to Implement an Annual Online Course Schedule

A5 - Best Practices Using OER for the Seasoned Instructor

A6 - Tell Me About It: Podcasting, Audio, and Video in Online Classes

10:45am – 11:00am – Networking Break

11:00am – 11:45am – Concurrent Sessions B

B1 - Virtual Reality Exploration

B2 - Getting the best out of Subject Matter Experts: An Evolution

B3 - How Play Helps Us Work: Speed Dating With Strategies That Foster Campus Relationships as  Building Blocks for Getting the Hard Work of Distance Learning Accomplished

B4 - Support for the Elusive Hybrid

B5 - Using Metrics to Measure eLearning Effectiveness

B6 - Quick and Easy - Live Captioning

11:45am – 12:30pm – Networking Lunch

(lunch provided)

12:45pm – 1:45pm – Grand Debate (Sponsored by ClassLink)

2:00pm – 2:45pm – Concurrent Sessions C

C1 - **

C2 - Applying Gamification to Keep Students Motivated

C3 - Seeing Through the Fog: How to Effectively Change Your LMS! 

C4 - Round Robbins

    a. Building Bridges of Practical Application in Online Learning with Open Design Methods

    b. Module Review: A Tool for Assessing the Use of VLE and Promoting Good VLE Practice 

    c. Technology and Learning in a Classroom

    d.  How Online Education Provides Unique Opportunities to Transform Student Thinking and the System That Shapes Student Thinking

    e.  Faculty Training Faculty: The Instructional Design Faculty Facilitator Experiment

C5 - Teach it Once, Sell it Twice: Exporting On-Campus Courses to Online Students in a Synchronous Environment

C6 - The Use of Photo Voice in the Online Classroom

2:45pm – 3:15pm – Refreshment Break

3:15pm – 4:00pm – Concurrent Sessions D

D1 - Online Classes That Work for Everyone: How To Incorporate Culturally Responsive Online Teaching Strategies

D2 - **

D3 - OER Pursuit

D4 - Don't Get Stuck in the Upsidedown: Exploring Facutly and Student Engagement Online

D5 - On the Flip side of Classes

D6 - Brain-Science Principles to Promote Active Learning with Educational Technology - CANCELLED

4:00pm – 4:15pm â€“ Networking Break

4:15pm – 5:00pm – Concurrent Session E

E1 - Collaboration without Border: Choosing a Platform for Remote Delivery of Hands-on Project

E2 - Evaluating And Improving Distance Learning Processes And Management Through The Lens of A Capability Maturity Model 

E3 - New Federal State Authorization Regulations: What is an Institution Supposed to do?

E4 - A Multifaceted Approach to Improving Online Student Success in South Carolina

E5 - Flippin' Peer Review for Student Essays

E6 - **

*Leadership Academy Alumni Breakfast - Invite Only

** Acceptance of Session Pending


7:00am – 2:45pm – Exhibits Open

7:00am – 3:30pm - Registration Open

7:00am – 8:00am – Networking Breakfast

(breakfast provided)

8:00am – 8:45am – Concurrent Sessions F

F1 - Accessibility and Universal Design: Baking in Good Ideas From the Beginning

F2 - Offering Equitable Opportunities for Learning in Freshman Composition through OER 

F3 - Lessons Learned: Implementing a New LMS

F4 - Respondus Sponsored Session

F5 - Do Faculty and Students Use the LMS App? App-solutely! Ways to support Students and Faculty Who Utilize the Canvas App for Teaching and Learning. 

F6 - Learning Glass: A New Tool to Share Content with Your Students

8:45am – 9:00am – Networking Break

9:00am – 9:45am – Concurrent Sessions G

G1 - Badges and awards to motivate students

G2 - Engaging Learners with Higher Order Questioning Strategies in Online Learning Environments 

G3 - Leadership: Healing is a Process

G4 - Implementing iPads to Improve Student Engagement

G5 - efaculty Coaching: A Team-Based Model for Ensuring Quality in Online Courses

G6 - Experiential Assessment Using Natural Language Understanding

9:45am – 10:15am – Refreshment Break

10:15am – 11:00am – Concurrent Sessions H

H1 - More than a Check List, Building Empathy and Engagement in Online Courses

H2 - Creating Course Templates to Meet Quality Standards 

H3 - Leadership by Design

H4 - Outstanding Award for Faculty and Students**

H5 - Acing Academic Mindset: Engaging Positive Psychology for Student Success

H6 - 3 Practical Video Ideas for a Richer, more Personalized Online Course

11:00am – 11:15am - Networking Break

11:15am – 12:00pm â€“ Concurrent Sessions I

I1 - The Journey to Section 508 Accessibilty Compliance CANCELLED

I2 - Ensuring Online Learning Quality: Removing Barriers for Online Students 

I3 - Establishing a Virtual Campus in the Midst of Turbulent Waters of Institutional Change

I4 - Award for Outstanding eCourse - Creating Exceptional Online Instructor Presence

I5 - Best Practices for Teaching Online. An Innovative Faculty PD Program. 

I6 - **

12:15pm – 1:45pm – Awards for Excellence in eLearning Luncheon

(lunch provided)

2:00pm – 2:45pm – Federal Update

2:00pm – 2:45pm - Student Panel

2:45pm – 3:15pm – Refreshment Break

3:15pm – 4:00pm – Concurrent Sessions J

J1 - Creating Accessible Content in Your Class

J2 - EPIC Online Course Evaluation Tools

J3 - Is Open Source Learning Management System the Right Choice for You?

J4 - Are they actually using your online learning resources? A phone app can tell you.

J5 - Online Cooperative Learning: Two Approaches

J6 - Using AI to Improve Discussion & Student Engagement in Online Courses

** Acceptance of Session Pending


7:00am – 10:30am – Exhibits Open

7:30am – 10:30am – Registration Open

7:30am – 8:30am – Networking Breakfast

(breakfast provided)

8:30am – 9:30am â€“ Closing Keynote

9:45am – 10:30am – Concurrent Sessions K

K1 - Chatt Design And Moon Pies

K2 - Universal Design: Beyond the Basics

K3 - **

K4 - Apple

K5 - Exploring the Faculty-Student Dialogical Relationship

K6 - Natural Language Technology in Higher Education: New Opportunities and Considerations

10:30am – 11:00am â€“ Refreshment Break

11:00am – 11:45am – Concurrent Sessions L

L1 - Creating Accessible Course Documents for All Learners

L2 - **

L3 - The Dreaded Office of Civil Rights Letter

L4 - One-Stop Shopping for Supporting Online Students

L5 - Online Class Visits, Faculty Delivery Data, and Proving What Works

L6 - **

** Acceptance of Session Pending

Program is subject to change


  • Bernard Bull (President at Goddard College)

    Bernard Bull

    President at Goddard College

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  • Sue Meyer (Apple Education)

    Sue Meyer

    Apple Education

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Charleston Marriot

170 Lockwood Blvd.

Charleston, SC 29403


Experience true southern hospitality and modern accommodations at its finest at the Charleston Marriott. Our location overlooking the Ashley River, offers easy access to beautiful downtown historic Charleston, the old city market, local area beaches, The Citadel, and of course, great dining and entertainment. Our downtown Charleston hotel offers luxurious hotel amenities including high-speed wireless internet, shuttle service to the historic district, state of the art business and fitness centers. Savor delicious favorites at our signature on-site restaurant, Saffire. Unwind enjoying the Ashley River sunset with a cocktail at one of the only roof top bars in Charleston, Aqua Terrace. If you're planning a social event or wedding, take advantage of our hotel's 50,000 square feet of event space. If you're here simply to relax, enjoy your time by our spacious outdoor salt water pool or courtyard area. Our destination hotel in downtown Charleston is the one spot where you can work & play, mix & mingle, and relax!

Run of House: $149/night + applicable state and local taxes (currently 14%) and destination fee of $2.24 per day in effect at the time of check-out.

Book Your Reservation Online

Reservation Deadline - January 16, 2020

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Courtyard Marriott

35 Lockwood Drive


0.4 miles from Charleston Marriott


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250 Spring St

843 722-4000

.1 miles from Charleston Marriott


Residence Inn by Marriott

90 Ashley Point Drive


1.3 miles from Charleston Marriott


Springhill Suites

98 Ripley Point Drive


1.6 miles from Charleston Marriott


Hilton Garden Inn

45 Lockwood Drive


0.5 miles from Charleston Marriott


Town and Country Inn and Suites

2008 Savannah Highway


4.5 miles from Charleston Marriott

Registration Fees

Advance Registration will close Sunday, February 2 at 11:59pm Eastern. Registration will be available onsite in Charleston starting on Sunday, February 9.

Full Conference Registration

Member: $699

Non-Member: $949

Full Conference (3 or more from same institution)

Member: $574

Spouse/Guest: $299

One Day Rate: Please contact us at 

Refund will not be given after Friday, January 24, 2020.


Full Conference Registration

Early Bird Registration Deadline is Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 11:55pm Eastern.

Member Price $699
Standard Price $949
Member - Full Conference Registration (3 or more from same institution)

Early Bird Registration Deadline is Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 11:55pm Eastern.

Member Price $674
Concurrent Session Presenter/Award of Excellence Recipient

Early Bird Registration Deadline is Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 11:55pm Eastern.

Member Price $674
Standard Price $949
Pre-Conference Workshop Presenter/Host Institution/Grand Debate Presenter

Early Bird Registration Deadline is Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 11:55pm Eastern.

ITC Board Member Only

Early Bird Registration Deadline is Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 11:55pm Eastern.

Member Price $499
Pre-Conference Session: Come One! Come All! Making Online Classes (and Campuses) Inviting, Accessible, and Effective

Sunday, February 9, 2020
1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Pre-Conference Sessions are concurrent so please only register for one.

Pre-Conference Session: Ground Control to Major Tom, Can You Hear Me? Reaching Students Where They Are Through Video and Podcasting.

Sunday, February 9, 2020
1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Pre-Conference Sessions are concurrent so please only register for one.

Pre-Conference Session: Move Over Alexa - The Power of Voice Technologies & Chatbots in the Classroom

Sunday, February 9, 2020
1:00pm - 4:00pm

The Pre-Conference Sessions are concurrent so please only register for one.

Spouse/Guest Fee
Trident Technical College Students and Staff

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Join a leader in advancing distance education! The Instructional Technology Council (ITC) is proud to offer the Annual Conference - eLearning in Charleston, SC on February 9-11, 2020. This annual meeting is the premiere event for eLearning Administrators, eLearning Faculty, Instructional Designers, Online Media Specialists, and Web Course Developers.

Why should you attend? Three reasons.

  1. As a colleague in the distance education field, it is critical to stay up to date with technology as it relates to your position.
  2. Exchange your ideas with colleagues from around the country
  3. eLearning offers you and your colleagues workshops, keynote speakers, vendors exhibiting the latest eLearning technologies and services, round-table discussions, and a multitude of concurrent sessions.

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