The 2017 IU Online Conference will take place on November 10 on the IUPUI campus.
Hosted by the Office of Online Education (OOE), in collaboration with the Office of Collaborative Academic Programs (OCAP) and eLearning Design and Services (eDS), the conference brings together faculty, advisors, instructional designers, and administrators from across IU’s seven campuses to discuss best practices in meeting IU’s goals for distance learning.
This year’s conference is building on the success of the inaugural conference in November 2016, as planners take into account the results of a post-2016 conference survey.
Survey response highlights include:
- Survey takers indicated high levels of satisfaction with the 2016 conference. Most respondents said they would recommend the conference to colleagues, and more than half of that group said they would do so with enthusiasm.
- More than 84 percent of respondents agreed that the conference provided them with new information about online education at IU, while more than 90 percent felt the conference provided responses to commonly asked questions.
- In written comments, respondents reported feeling like the conference focused on faculty responsibilities as online instructors, and they noted a high interest in student services discussions.
If you were unable to attend the 2016 conference, you can download presentations at https://teachingonline.iu.edu/events/conference2016/schedule.html.
In the meantime, be sure to mark your calendar for this year’s conference on November 10, and bookmark https://teachingonline.iu.edu/events/conference2017/index.html to view conference details.