Conference Schedule

The conference will take place in NSU’s Terry Administration Building and in the Assembly Building 2 MicrolabFor directions to NSU, visit the Travel & Accommodations page. You can access an interactive campus map at

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Friday, February 15

Registration and exhibitor tables open at 5:30 pm and will remain open through the duration of the opening reception and keynote in the HPD Café.

Social Media Impact in Higher Education
Nikki Chasteen (Nova Southeastern University)

Effective Communication: The Online Class
Megan Fitzgerald Dunn (Nova Southeastern University)

Expectation Versus Reality of Going Deeply Digital: Implications for Instructional Designers in Higher Education
Melissa Jaffe (University of Central Florida)

Presentational Bias in Multimodal Composition
Eric Mason (Nova Southeastern University) & Jeffrey LaPointe (Nova Southeastern University)

Complex ISD Competencies
David Schubert (Nova Southeastern University)

Customizing Online Learning with LibGuide
Jamie Segno (Nova Southeastern University)

Give Composition a Seat at the Table
Rosemarie Taylor (Nova Southeastern University)

Innovation, Infrastructure, and Digital Learning

Kenneth (Casey) Green, Founding Director, Campus Computing Project

What does innovation theory tell us about the role of infrastructure as a catalyst for digital learning?

Green’s presentation goes beyond the usual conversation about core technologies to identify the key elements of campus culture and infrastructure that foster instructional innovation, support digital learning, and enhance institutional impacts and student outcomes. 

(Spoiler alert: Green is a strong advocate for faculty.)

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Saturday, February 16

Continental breakfast will be available for conference attendees from 7:00 am – 8:00 am in the HPD Café. Registration and the exhibitor tables open at 7:00 am and will remain open through the duration of conference. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference. Coffee and snacks will be available from 9:00 am – 11:50 am, and again from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Using Adaptive Courseware to Improve Student Success in the Classroom

Karen Vignare, Executive Director of the Personalized Learning Consortium, Association of Public and Land Grant Universities

Eight universities have scaled adaptive courseware to reach 100,000 enrollments in introductory courses. These courses are taught in face to face, blended and online environments. Lessons learned will be shared from courses that have improved course passing rates. To scale success, will require moving from a single section approach to implementation that requires faculty collaboration at the course level, understanding how digital courseware data can be used to change pedagogy and institutional support.

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Creative Cloud for Education: Digital Transformation across the Campus and in the Classroom Seminar | Room 1

Get the most out of Creative Cloud for 2019. It is more than just desktop applications! When integrated with the CC Mobile Apps and CC services, it becomes a powerful creative collaboration platform for working across devices and teams. Come visit your Adobe Experts for a meet and greet to learn how easy you can transform productivity, teaching, and learning. There will be plenty of examples, resources, and best practices that will be shared.

Document Cloud for Education: Improving your Document Processes and Digital Workflows Seminar | Room 2

Digital Document security and e-signatures are the most effective way to improve document processes while assuring document integrity. Adobe can help your institution get documents signed, sealed, and delivered - quickly and securely. Come visit your Adobe Experts for a meet and greet to learn how easy it is to enhance your Campus Workflows by saving you money and increasing productivity. There will be plenty of examples, resources, and best practices that will be shared.

9:00 am – 9:50 am | Concurrent Sessions A

10:00 am – 10:50 am | Concurrent Sessions B

11:00 am – 11:50 am | Concurrent Sessions C

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A buffet lunch will be available for conference attendees from 12:00 – 12:40pm in the HPD Café. 

Provosts, Pedagogy, and Digital Learning: The Role of the ACAO Digital Fellows Project

Laura Niesen de Abruna, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at York College of Pennsylvania

This session will offer a brief overview of the results of the digital fellows’ project presented by the PI on the grant, Dr. Niesen de Abruna.  She will discuss the 5 top things we learned about the digital pedagogy project.  The top five issues cited by nearly all of the fellows in their evaluations were the importance of faculty buy-in, faculty engagement, collaboration, cooperation, training, recognition, and rewards.  Clearly, the dominant issues centered around faculty training, with the CAO being in the most influential position to connect the faculty to digital courseware.  The second issue of most consequence was the importance of analytics, evaluation, and outcomes, followed issues of leadership, courseware, and scaling.

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  • Coffee, tea, and snacks will be available from 1:30 – 4:30 pm (HPD Café)

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm | Concurrent Sessions D

2:30 pm – 3:20 pm | Concurrent Sessions E

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The Deepest Dive: Critical Digital Literacy across the Curriculum

Todd Taylor, Eliason Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

This session foregrounds four diverse examples of student work from across the disciplines and in a variety of modes in order to define "critical digital literacy” as an essential learning outcome for academic and professional success.  It shares the story of UNC’s digital literacy initiative, which leverages our first-year writing requirement as an interdisciplinary, threshold experience that’s designed to impact learning throughout each student’s undergraduate career.

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Following the closing keynote, there will be a drawing for the door prize.

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