Hybrid and Online Learning Conference: Best Practices in Design and Delivery

October 14-15, 2021

Hybrid and Online Learning Conference Agenda

Sessions will be recorded and made available on the AACSB Exchange to all attendees. Conference sessions are subject to change. Please check back regularly for the latest schedule.

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

11:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Conference Welcome

Join us for a welcome message from Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO of AACSB International, and Saby Mitra, dean at Warrington College of Business.

Speaker(s):
  • Saby Mitra, Dean, University of Florida
  • Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO, AACSB International

11:00 a.m.–03:20 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

11:15 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Online & Hybrid Education Trends

Join us for the overview of AACSB member survey results on online and hybrid education trends. Presenters will also define different hybrid learning models and answer any questions.

Speaker(s):
  • Tawnya S. Means, Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Chief Learning Officer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Elliot Davis, Director of Data Strategy, AACSB International

11:35 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Tips for Effective Course Design

In this session presenters will share practical examples and strategies for designing courses that include “regular and substantive interaction” between instructors and students, and that engage students in meaningful synchronous and asynchronous activities. They will address challenges and opportunities for a variety of delivery modes, including fully online, blended or hybrid, and remote instruction.

Speaker(s):
  • Tawnya S. Means, Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Chief Learning Officer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Margherita Pero, Associate Professor, Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Politecnico Milano

12:30 p.m.–12:50 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Barco - Hybrid Learning: When Local Meets Remote and Becomes One Unified Experience

Industry Session
While the world is beginning to enjoy a sense of normality, teaching and training have been transformed forever. The days of brick-and-mortar only education have set, and organizations and educational institutions are now exploring different avenues. Hybrid and blended learning clearly are the big winners of the pandemic fostering the rising need of all learners worldwide: flexibility. This session will specifically focus on trends and challenges in hybrid learning and how to overcome them to envision the flexible future with serenity.

Speaker(s):
  • Simone Hammer, Head of Marketing, Barco

01:00 p.m.–02:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Production and the Role of Faculty

Join this session to learn the production aspects of online / hybrid program design and delivery. Presenters will discuss hybrid and hyflex methods, accessibility, and technological requirements necessary for providing an optimal learning experience for students. The importance of faculty and staff in successful online / hybrid delivery will also be addressed.

Speaker(s):
  • Eric Olson, Director, Information Technology Support Services, University of Florida
  • John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director, University of Florida
  • Megan A. Leroy, Director of Teaching & Learning Center, University of Florida

02:00 p.m.–02:20 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Live Networking with Exhibitors

Visit our exhibitor showcase to chat live with our conference exhibitors. These peers can help you solve problems, reach your goals, and discover new ideas to bring back to your institution.

02:20 p.m.–03:20 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Learners’ Engagement

Join us to hear best practices for building a sense of community online, and keeping students engaged inside and outside of the classroom. Learn about the latest collaboration tools and technologies, how to teach students to use them, and innovate online and co-modal teaching content.

Speaker(s):
  • Armelle Godener, Director, Academics, Grenoble Ecole de Management
  • Will Geoghegan, Clinical Associate Professor and Chair of the Kelley Direct Program, Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis
  • Andrew Rixon, Lecturer, Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology
Friday, October 15, 2021

10:00 a.m.–10:55 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Online Learning Affinity Group Meeting

Challenges of opening up education campuses in Autumn 2021 and how online can support activity: The Online Learning Affinity Group aims to be a highly participative forum for sharing ideas and expertise on various issues and topics in online and blended learning. In this session, we will host a facilitated discussion on the topics of academic delivery and student support challenges in Autumn 2021. The session will include 2 breakout discussions, with the following topic choices: 1) Academic delivery challenges and 2) Student Support Challenges

Speaker(s):
  • Jon Garfinkel, Professor, Finance, The University of Iowa
  • Jayaraman Vijayakumar, Professor, Accounting and Associate Dean, Graduate Programs, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Mazia Yassim, Quality Enhancement Lead, University of Greenwich
  • Lucian Tipi, Head of Teaching and Learning Enhancement, Sheffield Hallam University

10:00 a.m.–03:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Exhibitor Showcase Open

11:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Inclusive Design in Online and Hybrid Program Development

In this session, the presenters will share how you can bring inclusive thinking into all parts of online / hybrid program development – from design and refining your course based on learners’ experience, to curriculum, course design and accessibility. The session will be based on the presenters experiences of teaching online for 6 years and of developing a framework to support inclusive curriculum development.

Speaker(s):
  • Christie Novak, Director of Accounting Programs, Le Moyne College
  • Jenny A. Marie, Professor and Head of Academic and Learning Enhancement, University of Greenwich

11:30 a.m.–11:50 a.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Live Networking with Exhibitors

Visit our exhibitor showcase to chat live with our conference exhibitors. These peers can help you solve problems, reach your goals, and discover new ideas to bring back to your institution.

11:50 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Assessing Online and Hybrid Learning

Explore different types of tools for online and hybrid modality. How can you address indirect measures, such as student engagement, and best use assessment tools?

Speaker(s):
  • Arijit Sengupta, Associate Dean of Accreditation and Technology Systems, Florida International University
  • Heather Maness, Instructional Designer, Information Technology, University of Florida

12:20 p.m.–12:40 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Suitable - Enhancing Experiential Learning and Competency Development Using Technology

Industry Session
How is your business school tracking co-curricular and experiential learning? Learn how the University of Florida’s Heavener School of Business unified their undergraduate student experience allowing them to increase engagement, report on student participation and better understand which competencies their students are developing. Hear how the Suitable app allowed Heavener to easily scale Gator Ready without needing to hire more staff.

Speaker(s):
  • Sean Carson, Vice President, Suitable
  • Catherine Coe, Director of Gator Ready, Enrollment Management, and Data Strategy, University of Florida

12:45 p.m.–01:45 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Program Design and Operations

Presenters will share operation models (including some cost structures) and incentives for online/hybrid program design. Learn what kind of infrastructure is necessary for successful delivery, as well as operations side of designing a program – from onboarding students to academic integrity and privacy concerns.

Speaker(s):
  • Le Zhou, Associate Professor, Department of Work and Organizations, University of Minnesota
  • Erica Studer-Byrnes, Assistant Dean and Director, University of Florida
  • Allan C. Eberhart, Senior Associate Dean, Master of Science in Finance Program, Professor of Finance, Georgetown University

01:50 p.m.–02:50 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Reinventing Normal

In this session presenters will reflect on the pedagogical legacies of the pandemic. As universities have largely returned to residential models, the panelists will discuss how the new-normal of curriculum delivery and learning has been impacted by what was forced, improvised, and tried out during the pandemic. The new normal raised many questions, including how and when we should keep on using and deploying remote access tools while maintaining rich residential experiences for our students.

Speaker(s):
  • Heng Xu, Professor, Info Technology and Analytics, American University
  • Frederic Brunel, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Boston University
  • Haithem Marzouki, Director of innovative pedagogy, NEOMA Business School

02:50 p.m.–03:15 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Conference Wrap-up and Conclusion

Brainstorming possibilities for your institution and take-aways.

Speaker(s):
  • John Kraft, Former Dean and Professor, University of Florida
Monday, October 18, 2021

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Eastern Daylight Time

Post Conference Q&A

Continue the conversation about hybrid and online programs. John Kraft, professor and former dean of the University of Florida Warrington College of Business, will answer your questions related to the conference and your online and hybrid programs.

Speaker(s):
  • John Kraft, Former Dean and Professor, University of Florida