Old Dominion University, Center for Learning and Teaching

Thank You!

Thank you for a successful conference! Certificates of attendance may be downloaded below.

Supplemental materials are being uploaded as they become available.

Grand Prize Winner

The winner for the grand prize raffle for the AirPods is Patricia Long!

What is CLT Faculty Summer Conference?

CLT FSC is an opportunity for faculty to share their experience with online teaching and learn from others, through presentations, workshops, and panel discussions.

About CLT FSC 2021

The theme for the 2021 Faculty Summer Conference is Transforming the Online Student Learning Experience. Since that topic seems more relevant than ever, we’ll continue to focus on how to engage your online students and promote their success. Appropriately, the 2021 conference is online-only. So you can attend presentations, workshops, and panel discussions virtually via Zoom!

At the conference, you'll learn to...

  • Plan, organize, develop, and deliver an effective online/hybrid course
  • Design effective and engaging assignments and assessments
  • Foster faculty presence, availability, and responsiveness
  • Encourage faculty to embrace online course design as a strategy to rethink their teaching practices

Presentations

Opening Remarks

M'Hammed Abdous
  • May 18, 2021 09:00 AM - 09:15 AM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Not Yet Available

As the Center for Learning and Teaching’s first all-virtual conference gets under way, Dr. M'hammed Abdous will greet you and set the tone as we prepare to explore the... (More)

UVA Wise: Big Challenges and Great Rewards in Rural Appalachia

Emily Dotson, Sabrina Qureshi, and Alexandria Reynolds
  • May 18, 2021 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

This panel will discuss how we, a small rural college without a professional development center, faced four major challenges as we moved into pandemic teaching: (1) faculty motivation and... (More)

The Zoom Room Atmosphere and Our Humanity

Lane Dare and Christine Nickel
  • May 18, 2021 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Not Yet Available

The old professorial paradigms no longer suffice in the online learning scenario. Tips for different approaches to shaping semesters and individual classes: stress relief, focusing and calming techniques, chunking,... (More)

The Case for Authentic Assessments

Caryn Sever and Kim Grewe
  • May 18, 2021 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

As many courses are being offered in new instructional modalities this fall, now is a great time to review our overall course assessment strategy. Several questions come to mind... (More)

A Winning Recipe for a Successful Online Learning Experience

Joanne Ferraioli, Norma Bonney, Tina Evans, and Stephanie Hill
  • May 18, 2021 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

When most of the academic world was thrown into a quick transition from traditional to online courses, the Sentara College of Health Sciences was already there.  All courses at... (More)

Reviving the Chalkboard for Online Students

Matthew Nerem
  • May 18, 2021 09:30 AM - 10:30 AM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

Modern technology has created a plethora of tools and methods to deliver course content to students. In this session, we'll review both hardware and software options for effective teaching... (More)

Alternative Teaching Methodologies: Bridging the Gap between Virtual and Face to Face Learning

Sandra Olanitori and Melody Armstrong
  • May 18, 2021 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

This presentation will share a myriad of alternative teaching methodologies that promote student success in the virtual learning environment.  There will be an evidence-based discussion on different strategies educators... (More)

Using Kahoot! and Menti to Engage, Assess, and Build Community In the Online and Face-to-Face Class

Sherrie Mitchell
  • May 18, 2021 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

Faculty want their students to make connections with the course material as well as stay engaged in each lesson.  However, faculty members may be unsure of what tools are... (More)

Improving First-Year Students’ Research through Online Community Building

Leah Allen Jones
  • May 18, 2021 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

Are you tired of students citing Study.com, Wikipedia, and “Google”? Why are students citing “CRAP” sources in last-minute, unenthusiastic papers while spending hours on social media generating content for... (More)

Student-Centered Flexible Course Design Strategies

Breana Bayraktar
  • May 18, 2021 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

Looking ahead to fall 2021, instructors need to be prepared to have students in our classes with perhaps a wider range of preparation, skills, and experience than in pre-pandemic... (More)

Bringing National Professional Development To The Department

Kevin Depew, Amy Cicchino, and Jason Snart
  • May 18, 2021 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

The presenters will describe the design and rationale for an international organization’s professional development course for online instruction. Using the lessons we have learned from teaching the Global Society... (More)

Creating Course Assignments to Encourage Reflection via Virtual Reality, Web Design and More

Suzanne Morrow and Jennifer Muth
  • May 18, 2021 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

In an interesting juxtaposition, we are throwing Power Point to the curb and engaging in an old fashioned “show and tell” of online technologies that can be used to... (More)

Lunch Meet and Greet

Chrysoula Malogianni and Jenifer Daniels-Knuuti
  • May 18, 2021 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Not Yet Available

At this session, attendees can meet the staff of the Center for Learning and Teaching, ask questions, and learn how to develop online courses with CLT. Also, Academic Technology... (More)

Engaging Students as LeADERS via High-Impact Practices Online

Jennifer Grimm, Marissa Jimenez, Megan Mize, Kacey Schaum, Michael Dean, Nancy Grden, Edward Hill, Amy-Leah Joaquim, and Jennifer Muth
  • May 18, 2021 01:15 PM - 02:45 PM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

Students who participate in high impact practices (HIPs; e.g., internships, service learning, etc.) are more likely to succeed academically, feel a stronger sense of belonging at their university, and... (More)

Using Pair Programming to Teach Computer Programming for Students with Learning Disability via Zoom

Ling Li and Silvana Watson
  • May 18, 2021 01:15 PM - 02:45 PM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Not Yet Available

This workshop covers collaborative learning for students with learning disabilities, teamwork and communication between the pairs, and strategy of teaching pair programming via zoom breakout rooms in the virtual... (More)

Universal Design - Strategies to Foster Equity, Accessibility, & Inclusion in Teaching and Learning

Xuan Wang-Wolf
  • May 18, 2021 01:15 PM - 02:45 PM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

This session will provide an overview of utilizing the Universal Design principle in course design and development. It aims to introduce actionable strategies for educators to apply in their... (More)

Reflection and Responsibility in the virtual writing classroom . . . and beyond.

William Mccarter
  • May 18, 2021 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Not Yet Available

Reflection and Responsibility will examine a standard online tool that allows students to assume responsibility for their writing and creates the opportunity for meaningful reflection.  Although the process is... (More)

How to Make an Asynchronous Course Feel Synchronous with Technology!

Michelle Carpenter
  • May 18, 2021 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Not Yet Available

Learn how to make your course more interactive even if you teach a distance learning or a large lecture class!  In this session, I will show you how I... (More)

Impact of COVID on Remote Learners

Diana Hernandez, Judy Luedtke, and Vamsi Manne
  • May 18, 2021 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

Remote learning has its challenges; however, these concerns are compounded by being in isolation or quarantine.  This presentation will focus on the issues faced by students who enter isolation/quarantine... (More)

Transformative Thinking: Tracking Down Online Learning Engagement Trends, Strategies and Assessment

Elizabeth Johnson, Caleb Adams, Lisa Vassady, and Agatha Engel
  • May 18, 2021 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

Over the last two years, our faculty learning community (FLC) met monthly to discuss student engagement in online courses, delving into the peer-reviewed literature and creating an annotated bibliography... (More)

In My Shoes

Anne Michalek
  • May 18, 2021 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

ODU offers a clinical reasoning class for undergraduate Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology students designed to identify and practice thinking skills necessary to create and implement functional, appropriate, and effective speech-language intervention... (More)

Transforming the community: Enhancing online engagement through client-based service learning

Megan Mckittrick and Emma Vleck
  • May 18, 2021 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

In this presentation, the instructor (Dr. Megan McKittrick) and one of her former students (Emma Vlcek) will discuss a client-based service learning course designed to meet the objectives of... (More)

Learning is Messy: The Trial and Error of Moving to Online Training

Diana Hernandez
  • May 18, 2021 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

For many moving to remote learning was something new coupled with feelings being excited and anxious by the task. Learning takes patience, risk, and adaptability. The goal of this... (More)

Incorporating Puzzle Rooms in a Nursing Pharmacology Course

Charlotte Gillam
  • May 18, 2021 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

An escape room is a series of puzzles, solved through group work, with each puzzle providing a clue that unlocks a next-level challenge to master. In this presentation, see... (More)

Expanding Expression and Reflection in ePortfolios

Jacquelyn Mohan
  • May 18, 2021 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Available

This session will cover an exploration of the possibilities for end-of-semester student ePortfolios in a way that prioritizes self-expression and reflection by approaching it in highly specific, detailed ways. ... (More)

Closing Remarks & Raffle

M'Hammed Abdous
  • May 18, 2021 04:30 PM - 04:45 PM (EDT)
  • Supplemental Material: Not Yet Available

Dr. M'hammed Abdous will deliver closing remarks and announce the date for next year’s conference. Then comes a bit of drama – the Faculty Summer Conference raffle and announcement... (More)