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]

Educational Data Mining, 2015 - Madrid Analyzing Early At-Risk Factors in Higher Education On-Line Courses, presented with co-author Ryan Baker. [slides] [paper]

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]

Blended Learning Conference, Online Learning Consortium, 2014 - Denver Five Questions to Accelerate Innovative Course (Re)Design. Presentation [abstract] [slides]

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)

Educause, 2013
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]

International Conference on Online Learning (Sloan), 2012  Webtexts: The Next Generation of Core Curriculum. [abstract] [slides]

Ignite, 2012
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.

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UPCOMING Conferences

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


Press Coverage

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]