Senior Instructional Designer, Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching
Dan Feinberg is a Senior Instructional Designer and Project Manager for Open SUNY’s Center for Online Teaching
Excellence (COTE). He has traveled across the state working with faculty and administrators to help implement high
quality online instruction. Dan has been a key part of the development of the
OSCQR rubric, and is involved in the
organization and project management of most COTE projects. He regularly presents at regional and national conferences
on a variety of instructional design and technology topics.
Prior to joining Open SUNY, Dan worked as an instructional designer for Schenectady County Community College and
the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College. He won numerous grants and awards as a middle school teacher in
Washington, DC, including a scholarship from the Fulbright Memorial Fund. He earned a bachelor's degree in neurobiology
and behavior from Haverford College, and a Master’s degree in instructional design from George Mason University. He
currently is an elected member of the Scotia-Glenville Board of Education.
Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Director of the Center for Doctoral Studies in
the College of Education, Lamar University
Kaye Shelton, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Center for Doctoral Studies in the
College of Education at Lamar University. Previously as the Dean of Online Education for Dallas Baptist University, she
led the development and ongoing operations of their online education programs with over 55 majors and degrees offered fully
online. She is certified as an online instructor, teaching online since 1999, and also an online education consultant.
Winner of the both the Blackboard and eLearning exemplary online course awards, she has published over 40 articles and
book chapters in the field of online education, including a coauthored book entitled An Administrator’s Guide to Online
Education. Dr. Shelton was also awarded a Sloan-C Effective Practice Award for her research on the Quality Scorecard for
the Administration of Online Education Programs, the John R. Bourne award for Outstanding Achievement in Online Education
and the NCPEA Morphet Dissertation Award. Dr. Shelton has been involved with research in online education since 1997 and
has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops and advised peer institutions regarding the creation of an online
education program and best practices for teaching online and faculty support. She has also served as an advisor regarding
online education programs for several peer institutions.
Keynote 3 information.
Agenda for the Day
Friday, April 21, 2017
Registration & Breakfast
Register, pick up your conference packet and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast.
DCCCD Genius Bar Offering individualized support for your online needs
• eCampus/Blackboard Support
• Course set-up Support
• Software Training Help
• Instructional Design Support
• Learning Technology Team Assistance
• ADA Course Support
• New Website Virtual Tours
Dr. Slejko is North Lake College's President. She has been working in the district 28 years, serving at four different colleges and
the district service center. She has been at North Lake College since 1997. Christa enjoys creating and facilitating programs that
nurture, grow and develop employees.
Dr. Joe May Chancellor Dallas County Community College District
Selected as the seventh chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, Dr. Joe May assumed his duties at DCCCD in late February 2014. Throughout his career, May has expanded opportunities for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree by starting at a community college. At the same time, he brings a strong commitment to improve the Dallas economy by helping to grow middle-class jobs. He is known both nationally and internationally as a result of his relentless advocacy for the role of community colleges in solving today’s most challenging social issues.
May previously served as president of the Louisiana Community and Technical College System; system president for the Colorado Community College System; and president of Pueblo Community College before he accepted the system’s CEO position. Respected throughout the world, May has delivered consulting services to new community college initiatives in Japan, the United Kingdom, Russia and Saudi Arabia. He also served in leadership roles at Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas; Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas; and Vernon College in Vernon, Texas.
A native of East Texas, Dr. May earned his doctorate in education from Texas A&M-Commerce; he also holds Master of Education and Bachelor of Science degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Both of his children were born in Texas, and he now has a daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren who live in Garland, Texas.
Dr. Joe May started his higher education career in 1978 as an adjunct faculty member at Cedar Valley College in the Dallas County Community College District. Those initial experiences were the foundation for his strong belief that the role of community colleges is the solution for the greatest challenges facing individuals, employers and communities.
Provost, R. Jan LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunications,
Dallas County Community College District
Dr. Pam Quinn serves as Provost/CEO LeCroy Center/Dallas County Community College District with previous titles of
president and assistant chancellor. Dr. Quinn works in distance and online learning including applications of learning
technologies. Supervision of Dallas Colleges Online; Dallas Learning Solutions; DCCCD eCampus/ LMS; Dallas Colleges cable
channel; NUTN/ National University Technology Network; and STARLINK professional development network.
Pam has enjoyed an exciting career in the ongoing evolution of e-learning. From the beginning of telecourses
working with the PBS Adult Learning Service through satellite-delivered instruction to the improvement of online courses
and services, she continues to work with faculty and staff on the edges of transforming higher education.
Digital Footprint Project
Presented by: Jameelah Ra'oof, Richland College
On the Internet, a digital footprint is the word used to describe the trail, traces or "footprints" that people leave online. Our digital footprints tell the world a great deal about who we are and what we do. These footprints, whether massive or minuscule, are used in every facet of industry to determine the needs and wants of the individuals they belong to. Whether it is to advertise to us or to find cyber vulnerabilities, this information is constantly being gathered. Picture the Internet as a sidewalk you are strolling down, like a busy New York street, and the World Wide Web as the locations of people, places and things lining that sidewalk. If a digital camera is pointing at you, it will record every person, place or thing you gaze at, visit or engage with. This data lends direct insight into human behavior, both individually and as a whole. For this project students either use themselves, a friend, a celebrity or family member as a research subject.
3 T's of Google (Tricks, Trends, & Tools)
Presented by: Jason Busbin, Eastfield College
In this session, expect to cover a variety of different tricks, trends and tools you can (potentially) utilize with Google. We'll talk briefly about how Eastfield College is piloting various "G Suite" tools to use for their content and instruction. We'll also cover a few Chrome extensions that come in handy whether you're a student, instructor or just a techie. If you're brand new to Google, you'll pick-up a few items to try out. And for power-users, you'll get some ideas to take back to your campus.
Teaching Sustainability in Your Online Course
Presented by: Steven F. Brown, Cedar Valley College
The primary goal is to motivate and instruct faculty on teaching sustainable principles in any course they teach – online or classroom – using any number of methods. Faculty may leave this session with all the tools necessary to incorporate sustainability into their courses and earn QTIPS (Quality Teaching in Practical Sustainability) Certification, if desired.
Presented by: Craig Lasseigne, Brookhaven College
Are your assignments designed to reach the modern student? Today, all of us interpret information differently than we did in the past. We want to use current techniques to make our assignments easier to understand. This session will help you redesign your assignment for maximum effectiveness. You will learn how to update your assignments to speak their language, and make your assignments more professional and appealing. The assignments do not change, only the way you portray them.
Making the Most of Online Discussions
Presented by: Jill Foltz, Mountain View College
Do your online class discussions feel like a chore? Or do you avoid assigning them altogether? Based on six years of experience teaching online for DCCCD, I have developed an approach to help instructors make discussions a valuable and enjoyable part of online courses. The strategies in this presentation can apply to a wide range of subjects and teaching styles.
Overview of Accessibility in the Classroom and Online
Presented by: David Wood, Dallas Colleges Online
An overview of different state and federal laws, methods and technologies regarding accessibility compliance for
both the traditional and online classroom.
Focus on Planning: Quality Meets Alignment
Presented by: Rachel Allmon-Mills, Eastfield College
This session will provide you with an introduction to the Concept of Alignment through a course mapping process. Alignment is an essential concept within the Quality Matters Rubric used to evaluate online courses.
Green Screen Workshop for Beginners Using Camtasia
Presented by: Sherry R. Boyd, North Lake College
Want to share your ideas or do a quick instruction with a video for your online or face-to-face classes? This is a very short hands-on workshop to help you learn how to use green screen. In this one-hour workshop, I will cover the basics of green screen from the set-up and lighting the green screen all the way to video editing and basic Camtasia tutorials. Come join me for this exciting opportunity to create your very own, personalized video. Bring your own computer (Mac or PC) and download Camtasia free for 30 days.
Using Camtasia for Online Instruction
Presented by: Jennifer Millspaugh, Richland College
Online courses can often lack the engagement and instructor-student rapport that characterizes face-to-face classes. Learn about how to use Camtasia to welcome students to the course, learn about you, give a course overview, provide engaging mediated lectures and assignment instructions.
8 Tips for Best Practices in your Online Course
Presented by: Jennifer Curtiss Richland College
As educators guiding and developing online instruction, we aim to deliver effective learning techniques to pave the way for student success. While this medium of delivery may lack some of the intimacy of a face to face class, through technology it is possible to make content interactive to facilitate learners knowledge and build an online community in the process.
Adjusting Your Teaching Style: From Face-To-Face to Online Instruction
Presented by: Monica Marchi, Eastfield College K.Harold Jackson Jr., Tarrant County College
This session will look at some issues of online classes that the presenters have faced when teaching online. Secondly, the presenters will share solutions based on their experiences with online courses and explain how to adapt to online instruction. Additionally, they will share some tricks of the trade that have helped minimize dropout rates. Participants will share their experiences and concerns during the Q&A part of the presentation.
5 Strategies to Increase Student Engagement in Online Courses
Presented by: Michelle Stewart, LeCroy Center
This presentation by the LeCroy Center’s Learning Technology Team will provide strategies for faculty to increase student engagement in online courses. College faculty play a vital role in student engagement, which is a key to student retention and success. Research has also shown faculty-student interaction influences student engagement, which leads to student learning!
In this presentation, you will learn five strategies to use in your online classes to increase student engagement. You will hear from DCCCD Rock Star faculty about student engagement ideas. Faculty will be provided examples of how to increase faculty-student contact and build community in online courses. We will discuss how to monitor student progress and keep students on track in the class. Faculty will be provided suggestions for how to design courses with interactive feedback to students. Lastly, we will discuss eight qualities of student engagement in classrooms and the magic three. This will be an interactive session with activities and discussion for faculty to share their experiences with peers about student engagement.
Fast Track Success with CBE: A New Model for Online
Pam Quinn, LeCroy Center
Gemmy Allen, North Lake College
Michael Coleman, LeCroy Center
The Fast Track Supervisor Certificate is an 18 credit hour, competency-based online program providing working professionals with a low-cost and fast track pipeline to promotion while working toward a management associate degree. With Fast Track, students do not have to spend time learning skills they already know. They can move through the program at their own pace. The Fast Track program is built by an experienced team, using the latest technology and innovative approaches to learning.
The position of supervisor exists in all industries and there are common skills and abilities required for successful supervisors. Demand-driven skills including soft skills – currently referred to in the industry as "power" skills – such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, customer service and technology are addressed in the supervisor certificate curriculum. The program will work well coupled with many DCCCD technical programs to boost employment, salary or promotion potential and can be mirrored in Continuing Education, allowing those with degrees in areas outside of business to gain competencies in supervision.
Using high fidelity scenarios and interactive manikins for real world application in Emergency
Presented by: Gregory Winters and Alex Flores, El Centro College EMS Education
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) have approximately two million patient encounters a year. They must make rapid decisions and critical life-saving interventions, so it’s imperative that these responders have the proper foundation and training. The use of high fidelity scenarios with interactive manikins provides an outstanding way to allow for hands-on, safe, realistic scenario training that prepares the student for patient encounters in the emergency prehospital setting.
Respect: A Necessity of Student Engagement
Presented by: Patrick Simpson, Cedar Valley College
This session will examine the importance of respect between faculty and students and how respect (or lack thereof) impacts and influences student engagement, communications, collaborative learning, cooperation between students and faculty and between students and attitudes of both faculty and students. This presentation will also will examine the expectations both students and faculty have for each other and how respect has evolved in recent years.
Incorporating Open Source Text Materials and Online Labs
Presented by: Jeanmarie Stiles, Brookhaven College Bethany Pereira, North Lake College
The benefits of pairing OpenStax text materials and Access Learning Systems online biology labs are highlighted. Open Educational Resources (OER) such as OpenStax have become popular because they are readily accessible and save students hundreds of dollars in book fees. Despite years of distance education courses, there is still a great need for quality online labs to accompany online science courses. Access Learning Systems’ excellent online biology labs are designed to address this need. Students have responded positively to these labs and are thrilled to use them in conjunction with the free OpenStax text materials.
How Digital Technology Can Maximize Learning in a Biology Lab
Presented by: Barbara Sepdham and Shanthi Murali, Brookhaven College
Online digital labs enhance learning laboratory concepts in an efficient and effective way. The interactive lessons make it engaging for both instructors and students, captivating various learning styles. Instructors can demonstrate clear objectives, manage time effectively and review proper procedures easily. The flexibility of digital online labs allows on-campus, dual credit and fully online students to have traditional on-campus lab experiences.
Interactive Online Sources for Student Engagement
Presented by: Pamela Chui, Richland College
Instructors are always looking for innovative and interactive ways to motivate their language learners both in and out of the classroom. Technology has provided us with new methodologies to do just that. This session introduces several online tools and applications (e.g. Quizlet, Kahoot, English Central, VOA Learns, Phrasalstein) that can be incorporated into your teaching to further engage your language learners. Instructional handouts on how to use the tools along with lesson plan ideas to help enhance your teaching will be provided.
Free the Textbook: Using Open Educational Resources ( OER)
Presented by: Ulanda Forbess, North Lake College
Open educational resources are digital learning objects that are offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research.
Presented by: Terry Di Paolo, LeCroy Center
An update on the progress of the district-wide Quality Score Card process.
Build Interactive Video Lessons with PlayPosit
Presented by: Christina Jones and Denise Griffin, El Centro College
Come learn how to use PlayPosit, a tool for quickly and easily creating interactive video lessons. Instructors begin with a streaming video and add their own content to create an interactive experience that allows students to engage with the topic, test their comprehension, and receive immediate feedback. Take advantage of educational content available for free on sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Khan Academy and TED-Ed, or record and use your own video.
Setup automated feedback for correct and incorrect answers
“Clip” down longer videos so students only have to view a manageable portion
Add supplemental text, audio, images and links
Embed the PlayPosit video lesson directly in eCampus
View analytics to see who watched the video and what confused students
Techniques for Making Videos and Using Videos in Your Classes
Presented by: Gemmy Allen, North Lake College
Social media is no longer just an option. Digital fluency is expected by your students. So engage your students with videos. Use your tablet or phone to make videos. Then, use the video as a springboard for discussion, critical thinking and conceptual understanding.
Challenge Your Students with Research: Provide Library Help in eCampus
Presented by: Amy Ferguson, Richland College Lela Evans, El Centro College
Help your students develop critical thinking, research and evaluation skills by embedding the library right into your eCampus course. Learn how the district librarians are providing research instruction and assistance within eCampus.
Use of Cell Phones in the Classroom
Presented by: June Charles, North Lake College
Tired of your students texting in class while you are teaching? You can turn those devices into response tools. It becomes a good formative assessment tool using today's smart response system. This system empowers you as an instructor to engage your students more in educational and fun activities using the tablet, smart phones and laptops. In today's session, you will learn to use the Smart Student Response System, learn strategies to engage your students, develop some class exercises, questions or quizzes and gather immediate performance results.