2022 Concurrent Sessions (2023 will be released in November)


Monday, 10:00 am

Online Students as Unique Humans with Unique Needs
Suzanne Minarcine and Jill Fuson
American Public University System
Griffon Room A

UWG REACH: How Serving Others Served Us Well
Janet Gubbins and Meggie Miller
University of West Georgia
Griffon Room B

The Power of Synchronicity: Peer-to-Peer Academic Support in Online Spaces
Joseph Cunningham, University of Houston - Downtown
Slate Room


Monday, 11:00 am

eService Learning: Online Graduate Students Impacting the Community While Building Skills
Michelle Bartlett and Carrol Warren, North Carolina State University
Griffon Room A

The Civility Imperative in Times of Uncertainty in Higher Education
Marty Davis University of West Georgia
Griffon Room B

Equity in Action: Concrete Examples to Slow Down and Improve Your Courses
Lisa McNeal and Jennifer Gray, College of Coastal Georgia
Slate Room


Monday, 1:30 pm (7-minute Simple Talks in Griffon Room)

Certification Support for Clinical Teachers: Tears of Laughter
Erica Dillard, Stephen F. Austin State University

Seven Minutes with the Learning Sciences: A Narrative Look at Interdisciplinary Approaches to Online Education
Carla Nevarez, University of Central Florida

Stay Interviews: Revealing Work Life Balance
Amy Coleman, Georgia State University

Applying the Science of Learning to Your Daily Life
Lana Kempton, USG eCampus

Incorporating in Professional Relevancy to Foster Student Professional Success
Leslie Ann Dunn, Georgia State University

Learning to Successfully Mentor Online Students
Christi Sayles, Tusculum University

Women Walk Wormsloe
Nancy Linden and Ashley Brown-Gatling, Savannah State University

Leveling the Playing Field: Integrating eService Learning Into the Curriculum
Yvonne Earnshaw, University of Alabama at Birmingham


Tuesday, 8:00 am

Rogerian Approach to Course Design and Instruction
Richard La Fleur, University of West Georgia
Griffon Room A

Using Mindfulness To Create A Balance Between Living, Working and Learning
Bernadette Beavers-Forrest and Laura McNeill, University of Alabama
Griffon Room B

Design-Thinking in the Age of Digital Transformation
Aimee Berger, Myk Garn and Jon Sizemore, University System of Georgia Board of Regents
Elias Ferdoussi, SalesForce
Slate Room


Tuesday, 9:00 am

Student Experiences with Service Learning in an Online University Classroom
Clifford Blizard and Christopher Foster, University of Arizona Global Campus
Griffon Room A

Supporting Student Autonomy in the Virtual Classrooms
Patrick Whitehead and Elizabeth Kuipers, Albany State University
Griffon Room B

Increased Social Justice through Collaborative Delivery
Sarah Kuck, USG eCampus Jason Armstrong and Pam Brown, Albany State University Slate Room


Tuesday, 10:00 am

Keeping Faculty and Staff Engaged: A “Behind the Screens” Exclusive
Crystal Neumann, American College of Education
Griffon Room A

Maximizing Distance Learning Within the Community of Inquiry
Christopher Kennedy, Frontier Nursing University
Griffon Room B

Theory into Practice: Implementing a Humanistic Approach
Kate E. O'Hara, New York Institute of Technology
Slate Room


Tuesday, 11:00 am

Music, Movement, and Mindfulness: Literacy to Engage Students in Challenging Times
Linda Golson Bradley, Georgia College
Griffon Room A

Staying Sane in the Chief Online Education Officer Lane
Georgianna Laws, University of North Texas at Dallas
Griffon Room B

Coaching Students to Success:  Case Study of the RN to BSN Collaborative Courses
Sarah Kuck, University System of Georgia eCampus
Amanda Hawkins and Brittany Grissette, Columbus State University
Slate Room


Tuesday, 1:00 pm

An Introduction to Humanistic Instructional Design in Higher Education
Louise Fechter, USG eCampus
Griffon Room A

Coaching and Mentoring with Empathy
Harriet Watkins and Jacqueline Cato, Instructional Connections
Griffon Room B

"Have You Replied Yet?”:  Strategies for Designing Human-Centered Discussion Forums
Melissa Jones, Florida State University
Slate Room


Tuesday, 2:00 pm (7-minute Simple Talks in Griffon Room)

Self Care in a Fast-Paced World
Jacquelyn Cato, Instructional Connections

Digital Storytelling for Educators
Jerome Gratigny, Mercer University

Coaching and Mentoring Distance Learners in our Post-Pandemic Environment:  Strategies to Inspire and Engage Online Learners
Leslie Ann Dunn, Georgia State University

Meaningful Mentoring Experiences of Graduate Students in a Virtual Environment
Diane John, Keife Early, and Dorcas Adeniyi, Frontier Nursing University

Applying Metacognition for Improved Learning: Framework for Application in Online Courses
Lantz Ferrell and Philip Reaves, University of West Georgia

Humanizing Asynchronous Online Learning Through the Use of Video
Andrea Nelson, University of West Florida


Wednesday, 8:00 am

Compassion in Online Instruction: 5 Lessons from COVID-19 Spring 2021
Cheri Jones Flynn, Tusculum University
Griffon Room A

Guiding Distance Mentoring Programs Targeting Successful Student Outcomes
Carrol Warren and Michelle Barlett, North Carolina State University   
Griffon Room B

Library Support: Engaging Online Students Through Minimalism and Simplistic Design
Marla Means, USG eCampus - University of North Georgia
Slate


Wednesday, 9:00 am

Be Nice! The Instructor's Guide to a Positive Educational Experience
Thomas Schneid, Eastern Kentucky University
Griffon Room A

Increasing Equity, Access and Inclusion: An Immersive Online Content Approach to Authentic Science Laboratory Learning
Abigail Perkins, Evonne Rezler,  Julie Golden Botti, Jennifer Krill, and Ozlem Yavuz-Petrowski,  Florida Atlantic University
Griffon Room B

Creating Champion Students
Nichole Marie Vassar, AleJone Educational Consulting
Slate Room


Wednesday, 10:00 am

High Impact, Low-Tech Instructional Strategies
Blair Cole, Temple Middle School, Carroll County Schools
Griffon A Room

Simply Leading: Foundational Cornerstones of Trust and Relationships
Randy Blackmon, USG eCampus
Karen Lingrell, USG eCampus
Griffon B Room

Using Behavior Types to Create Deeper Connections with Online Learners?
Thor Blount, USG eCampus
Slate Room