Online Learning Conference

Conference Schedule

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Gathering & Introductions, David Thomson (Denver)
Room 165

2:10 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Welcome to DU Sturm College of Law and the Conference, Dean Bruce Smith (Denver)
Room 165

2:20 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Opening Keynotes/Framing
Room 165

  • Evidence-Based Best Practices Guiding and Shaping Legal Education - Hybrid and Online, Aaron Taylor (AccessLex)
  • Learning by Example: Empirical Designs in Efficacy Research on Hybrid and Online Medical Education, Greg Brandes (St. Francis)

3:30 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Listening to Learners, David Thomson (Denver) (Moderator)
Room 165

3:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Discussion and Q&A with Online and Hybrid Law Students
Room 165

Nicole King (Denver Hybrid), TBA (Mitchell Hamline Hybrid), Kelly Nilsson (St. Francis Online)

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Reception hosted by iLaw

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Dinner hosted by iLaw

7:00 p.m. – 7:20 p.m.
Distinguishes Dinner Speaker, Barry Currier (ABA)

Friday, September 27, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.    
Breakfast (hosted), Program for the Day

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Consecutive Sessions: Pedagogy in Online Practice, David Thomson (Denver) (Moderator)
Room 165

  • Designing for Deep Learning: The Relationship Between Interaction and Instructor Guidance, Jared Iacolucci & Melissa Williams (Mitchell Hamline)
  • Setting the Stage for Student-Centered Learning, Elena Langan (Touro) & Sena Wilmoth (Concordia)
  • Active Learning and the Asynchronous Classroom, Kenneth Swift (Houston)

10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

10:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Plenary - The Impact of Changes in the Higher Education Act
Room 165

  • Funding and Access, Chris Chapman (AccessLex)
  • Regulation, Barry Currier (ABA)

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Plenary - Online Assessment in Action, Vicki Van Zandt (Dayton) (Moderator)
Room 165

  • Optimizing Resources to Enhance Feedback and Assessment for Traditional, Hybrid, and Distance Courses, Cynthia Ho (Loyola Chicago), Susan Gilles (Capital) & Angela Upchurch (SIU)
  • Formative Assessment as a Bridge Between Online and In-Person Learning, Jack Graves (Touro)
  • Examples of Assessment in a Hybrid Teaching Environment, Jane Winn (Washington) & Tracy Norton (Touro)

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions: Pedagogy in Online Practice

  • Engage Me: The GPS of Hybrid Module Development for YouTube-Instagram Students, Debra Austin (Denver)
    Room 170
  • Using Scientific Methods in Designing, Evaluating, and Assessing Digital Learning in the Legal Academy , Vicki Sutton (Texas Tech)
    Room 155
  • Working with Instructional Design – Process and Pitfalls (With Both Internal and External ID Resources, Sophie Sparrow (New Hampshire) (Moderator), Shaun Jamison & Sarah Cline (Concord), Jared Brueckner (iDesign), Patricia Dinneen & Karen Thornton (GW Law)
    Room 180

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions: Student Success and Relevant History

  • Student Success and Faculty Engagement in Hybrid and Online Teaching, Sara Berman (Moderator), Elizabeth Xyr (Monterey), Elena Langan (Touro) & Sena Wilmoth (Concordia)
    Room 165
  • Weaving Student Needs, Experiential and Online Learning to Create a Tailored Educational Experience, Joe Brennan, Jeannette Eicks, Beth Locker & Sarah Reiter (Vermont)
    Room 165
  • Pitfalls, History, Regulation, and Lessons Learned: 25 Years of Online Legal Education; Standard 306 Today; Empirical Research, What Works and Doesn’t Work; and Accommodations in Online and Hybrid Learning, Greg Brandes (Moderator), Jack Graves (Touro), Susan Hayes Stephan (NSU), James Levy (NSU) & William Byrnes (Texas A&M)
    Room 155

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Vendor Forum and Showcase (Ignite Presentations), iLaw, West Academic Publishing Carolina Academic Press, CALI

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Reception (hosted by Sturm College of Law)

6:30 p.m. Dinner (on your own)

Saturday, September 28, 2019

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast (hosted)

Discussion Tables for:

  • Foundations for Practice (IAALS)
  • Online Bar Review & ASP
    Room 170
  • First Time Teaching Online for Professors
    Room 255
  • Teaching Legal Writing Online
    Room 155
  • Intellectual Property Issues in Online/Hybrid Settings (AAUP)
    Room 190

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions: Which Parts Go Where? David Thomson (Denver) (Moderator)
Room 165

  • In-house v. OPM: Can They Coexist? Liz Boals, Cathy Schenker, & David Rose (American)
    Room 165
  • From Viewing to Doing: Making Asynchronous Videos Interactive,  Alan Calnan (Southwestern)
    Room 165
  • Online Skills v. Online Doctrine Student Centered Learning Workshop, Leah Chan Grinvald & Dyane O’Leary (Suffolk)
    room 165
  • The Need for Timely and Substantive Feedback, Elena Langan (Touro) & Sena Wilmoth (Concordia)
    Room 155

10:00 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

10:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Plenary - The Future is Here: Legal Education in a Hybrid World, Sara Berman (AccessLex) (Moderator)
Room 165

  • Syracuse, Nina Kohn
  • Denver, Bruce Smith
  • Dayton, Andrew Strauss
  • Loyola Chicago, Kirk Walter
  • Mitchell Hamline, Eric Janus
  • The Colleges of Law, Andrea Funk
  • Touro, Jack Graves
  • New Hampshire, Megan Carpenter

11:50 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Lunch (box lunches)

12:15 p.m

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University of Denver
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Denver, CO 80208