If you haven’t already heard, the OLC Accelerate Conference is fast-approaching, and you’re invited! The conference runs from November 16 to November 18, and sessions stream live each day. If you’re interested in registering for access code courtesy of Wichita State online, do so soon!
After I registered, I took a little time to look through all of the streaming sessions available to me with my registration. While I’ll definitely be watching a variety of sessions that cover things like accessibility, syllabus design, and group presentations, there was one session that definitely caught my eye. Matthea Marquart from Columbia University is presenting over “Synchronous Strategies for Interactive Live Virtual Class Sessions that Engage Students and Build Community.” The session “gives participates a chance to learn concrete activities and strategies that have been experience-tested during synchronous, live virtual class sessions.” Synchronous activities can be a huge headache for instructional designers and faculty members alike, so I’m really looking forward to a session that gives me ideas about how to better design for these. The session is one of the last of the conference, and occurs from 11:45am – 12:30 pm (eastern time) on November 18.
After I’ve watched this session, I’ll report back here about my findings. Hopefully, I’ll be able to share some of Columbia University’s synchronous strategies with all of you! Stay tuned!