3rd Annual Free Conference
Leveraging Technology to Support Students, Faculty & Staff


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Conference Schedule, Presentation Descriptions & Speaker Bios

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With increasingly limited resources and high demands from students, faculty, and staff, institutions are finding it difficult to provide effective support services. Join us online to explore a wide range of technology solutions, online opportunities and resources focused on supporting student success.

Learn firsthand how inventive technology-based solutions can engage students, support student success, reduce staff overload, meet accreditation requirements and supplement services impacted by budgetary reductions. Presenters will focus on how to utilize technology to improve student support and success through a wide variety of strategies including mobile applications, open education resources, focused online programs and services, interactive podcast workshops, staff development and more.

Conference Schedule

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Conference Schedule, Presentation Descriptions & Speaker Bios

Thursday - October 23, 2014

  • 11:00am - 11:45am- Keynote Presentation
    • Open Education Resources Unlock The Door To Affordable Learning (Virtual Room A)
      Cable Green, Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons

Breakouts (choose 1)

  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
    • Transforming Student Services With Your Online Virtual Agent (Virtual Room A)
      Andrew Esteves, IntelliResponse & Denise Swett, Foothill College
    • Help Students Finish What They Start (Virtual Room B)
      Kelly Kilby, Starfish Retention Solutions
  • 1:00p - 1:45pm
    • California Community College Online Education Initiative: Transforming Online Learning (Virtual Room A)
      Pat James, CCC Online Education Initiative
    • EdReady: A Collaborative Approach to College Math Readiness (Virtual Room B)
      Ahrash Bissell, NROC; Davilla Riddle & Francisco Hernandez, Online Learning Academy
  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
    • Flipping Student Services: How To Support Students 24/7 (Virtual Room A)
      Val Kisiel, StudentLingo
    • SensusAccess: An Alternative Media Solution for Students and Faculty (Virtual Room B)
      Judy Baker & Teresa Ong, Foothill College
  • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
    • One-to-One Online Learning Solutions (Virtual Room A)
      Jim Barnes & Scott Bodfish, Tutor.com
    • Drive Positive Student Experiences with Instant Feedback (Virtual Room B)
      Michael Atkisson, DropThought
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
    • Accreditation: Assessing & Supporting Student Affairs Learning Outcomes Leveraging Technology Resources (Virtual Room A)
      Kate Mueller, Orange Coast College
    • Open Badges, Your Digital Backpack, & Learning Pathways to Success (Virtual Room B)
      Adam Karp, American River College
  • 5:00pm - 5:45pm
    • Leveraging Technology and Data to Increase Persistence and Completion at Scale (Virtual Room A)
      Kishia Brock & Shannon McCarty, Rio Salado College
    • Cultivating Digital Citizenship: A Lifelong Skill (Virtual Room B)
      Jason Jackson, Common Sense Education

Friday - October 24, 2014

Breakouts (choose 1)

  • 11:00am - 11:45am
    • Providing Professional Development 24/7: Restructuring How We Deliver Training (Virtual Room A)
      Erin Hoag, Go2Knowledge
    • Leveraging Social Media to Support Student Success (Virtual Room B)
      Andrea Hanstein, Foothill College
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
    • Beyond Access Services The Missing Link To Online Student Success (Virtual Room A)
      Bonnie Peters, Online Education Initiative
    • Best Practices For Synchronous Online Instruction (Virtual Room B)
      Donna Gustafson & Elane Torrisi, CCC Confer
  • 1:00pm - 1:45pm
    • Discover Free and Open Textbooks with the California Open Online Library for Education (COOLforEd) (Virtual Room A)
      Una Daly, Open Education Consortium
    • Flip Your Classroom Using 3C Media Solutions (Virtual Room B)
      Tiffiny Hickey, 3C Media
  • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
    • How The CSU Affordable Learning Solutions Initiative Contributes To Student Success (Virtual Room A)
      Gerry Hanley, MERLOT & Leslie Kennedy, California State University
    • Capturing Student Engagement with Online Orientation (Virtual Room B)
      Val Kisiel, Innovative Educators & Denise Swett, Foothill College
  • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
    • OpenStudy: Academic Support at Scale (Virtual Room A)
      Preetha Ram, OpenStudy
    • Ellucian Mobile Access (Virtual Room B)
      Connie Minnick, Ellucian
  • 4:00pm - 4:45pm
    • Free Tools to Improve Graduation and Retention Rates and Increase Access to Tutoring (Virtual Room A)
      Ethan Fieldman, Tutor Matching Service
    • Helping Students Discover Jobs & Internships (Virtual Room B)
      Bri Kapellas, After College


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