Presentations & Publications
Online Learning Consortium - Orlando, FL Participated with Tawnya Means (U of Florida) on the winning team in the innaugureal Technology Test Kitchen Iron Chef Battle - a rapid design challenge. [event description]
Educause - Annaheim, CA
Increasing First Year Retention Through Design Thinking, a hands-on "Facilitated Content" session [slides]
WCET 2016 - Minneapolis, MN
Three Models for Successful Course Design, panel presentation with Jaymes Myers (SNHU) and Ashley Gosseen (Columbia). [WCET site]
Educational Data Mining 2016 - Raleigh, NC The EDM Industry, chair of panel with Scott McQuiggan (SAS), Vineet Sinha (Cengage), Timothy Harfield (Blackboard), John Stamper (Mari) [program]
USDLA 2016 - St. Louis, MO Presentation on the power of questions to teach. [slides]
SXSW EDU 2016 - Austin From Analytics to Action, panel presentation with Laura Malcolm (Civitas), Phillip Long (UT Austin), and Mike Sharkey (Blackboard). [session]
Blended Learning Conference, 2015 - Denver Using Activity Analytics to Increase Student Success presentation [slides]
Emerging Technologies for Online Learning Symposium, 2015 - Dallas Making Active Learning Practical, Presented with Kay Christensen [slides]
New Directions in Online Learning, 2015 - Philadelphia Conference Chair, Speaker, and Panel Participant. [Conference Site]
Community College Conference on Learning Assessment, 2015 - Orlando Embedded Assessment in Digital Learning Resources, Round Table Presentation
SEEDS: South East Educational Data Symposium, 2015 - Atlanta Saving Students through Activity Analytics and Effective Intervention, Presentation [video]
American Historical Association, 2015 - New York Lunch & Learn; Presentation on Getting Students to Do The Work.
New Directions in Online Learning, 2014 - San Diego Conference Chair; Presentation on Using Analytics to Increase Student Success. [slides]
Instructional Innovation Incubator, 2014 - Asheville Invited by the UNC Office of Learning Technology to advise faculty designing online courses in a multi-day workshop. [call]
Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, 2014 Panel with Kerry Pigman (ED MAP), Brian Reed (Edvantage), and Steven Wainwright (Thuze).
Learning Impact Leadership Institute (IMS), 2014 Learning Analytics: Capturing Learning Data to Improve Student and Institutional Performance. Panel with Chris Vento (Intellify), Bill Billic (Desire 2 Learn), and Chris Millet (Penn State)
Courseware: What comes after the textbook. Video interview by eLiterate [video]
International Conference on Online Learning (Sloan), 2013 Getting Students to Do the Work. Co-presented with Mary Jane Lindrum [slides]
Journal of Political Science Education, January 2013 Telling the Story of the American Presidency: Examining the Content and Perspective of Presidency in Chapters in Introductory American Politics Texts. Co-authored with Jocelyn Evans [abstract]
How We Learn Now. [video]
International Conference on Online Learning (Sloan), 2011 Learning Analytics–Counting What Really Counts in Learning. [slides]
Emerging Technologies for Online Learning (Sloan), 2011 Publish or Perish: Will OER Kill the Publishing World or Fit In It? Panel presentation with Kelly Fishback (Barnes & Noble), Neil Allison (McGraw-Hill), Laura Pople (Xplana), Gerry Hanley (MERLOT), and Phil Ice (American Public University System). [abstract]
Blended Learning Workshop and Conference (Sloan), 2011 Learning Interactions and Analytics: Three Models to Radically Increase Engagement and Retention. [slides]
Midwest Political Science Association, 2010 What Do We Teach When We Teach IR? Co-authored with Zara Ricks (Soomo) and Dr. Kevin Cooney (Northwestern University). [paper]
Midwest Political Science Association, 2010 Session Chair: Approaches to Undergraduate Research.
Southern Political Science Association, 2010 The Promise, Peril and Practicalities of Using the Web in Your Course. Co-presented with Dr. Tressa Tabares (American River College).
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, 2009 The Technological Landscape. Co-authored with Kevin Kvalvik. [paper]
American Political Science Association, 2008 Workshop on Effective Online Assignments. [slides] Also presented at TLC 2008 and MPSA 2008.
APSA Teaching and Learning Conference, 2005 Learning through Experience: Using Web-based Learning Interactions to Teach American Government. Co-authored with Jocelyn Evans. [paper]
Expanding Teaching Perspectives conference at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2001 Synergy: eTextbooks and Course Management.
National Communication Association, 2000 Individual Events Education: Engagement or Encagement? Panel presentation with McKee, Wood, Slade, Durham, Hall, Richardson and Frank. [Paper]
eBook2000 conference (NIST)
eBook Applications: The History and Future of Textbooks.
John Gardner Gateway Course Experience
Presentation on Five Ways Analytics Can Guide You to Increasing Student Success
Las Vegas, NV / Feb 26-28
OLC - Innovate
Presentation on Micro-Revision: the surprising power of iterative course development
New Orleans, LA / April 5-7
MBS Trending Topics in Education Interview [recorded interview] Dec 2016
Venture Asheville's Featured Venture [site] May 2015
Nick DiNardo's Meet Education Project [recorded interview] November 2014
"Soomo Publishing Wins a Regional Emmy," Mountain Express [article] February 2013
"Calif. District Pushes Digital-Text Initiative Forward" Education Week [article] February 2011
"Innovation & Longevity in Digital Publishing: Surfing the S-curve" interview for Scholarly Kitchen, 2011 [article]