Featured Session at STAR 2017: “EduBytes: The Digital Tool Buffet”

Dr. Hope Nordstrom and Keith O’Neill, both from Lipscomb University will be doing the closing session at the 2017 STAR Symposium. Here’s what their session “EduBytes: The Digital Tool Buffet” will address:

In today’s society, relationships and socialization matter in active learning! Connectedness and collaboration are important for many students’ learning experiences. How can instructors maximize the power of digital tools to cultivate active learning and student engagement. In this Featured Session, we will peruse the digital tool buffet and sample a collection of tools just right for cultivating student engagement for your course! We will start with an “appetizer” of general strategies, move to an “entree” of digital tools, and end with sweet “dessert” application to our own courses. These “dishes” can be used to enhance any online, blended or face-to-face course.

hope-nordstrom-headshotDr. Hope Nordstrom is an assistant professor and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Professional Studies. As a director, she develops curriculum for the competency-based education program. She collaborates with other faculty members and clients to develop new programs and courses for university and corporate uses. Dr. Nordstrom assists faculty members in implementing best practices for online teaching and learning. She has also earned an Advanced Online Teaching Certificate from the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).

oneal_keith_media-square-1Keith W. O’Neal is the Instructional Designer for Lipscomb University. He received his M.Ed. in Technology from Ashland University in 2007 and has gone on to present at multiple conferences as well as work independently with school districts and universities to further technology in the classroom & online. Supporting excellence & inspiring innovation is his passion.


Register now to reserve your spot.

Registration is open for the 2017 STAR Symposium. This is a virtual one-day conference is sponsored by the Minnesota Online Quality Initiative. It will consist of presentations focused on topics related to Faculty Development Support, Course Design and Delivery, Assessment and Feedback, Student Engagement, Technology Integration, Measuring the Impact of Best Practices and other Teaching Innovations for face-to-face, blended, and online courses.

Date: February 10, 2017  8:30 AM – 4 PM
Cost: $50 per attendee

For more information and to register: https://minnesota.qualitymatters.org/symposium/

There are over twenty sessions to choose from this year. A preliminary schedule can be viewed on the 2017 STAR Symposium Sneak Peek.

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