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GO Chat: The Future of eLearning at UMBC

National Distance Learning Week 2020 Lunchtime Series

Friday, November 13, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

One in four students take some of their courses online, and two-thirds do so at a public institution in the same state where they live (Allen, Seaman, Pouline, & Straut, 2016; Allen & Seaman, 2017). This past spring, those numbers increased dramatically when the world turned upside down.

In early November, UMBC celebrates National Distance Learning Week (NDLW) with a series of lunchtime conversationsOur theme, Surviving to Thriving: Rocking the New Normal, celebrates all the successes and challenges our campus community has experienced as we continue to adapt, teach, and learn together during the pandemic. 

GO Chat: The Future of eLearning at UMBC

Online learning provides flexible opportunities to students who cannot come to campus. As UMBC invests in technology, support, outreach, and professional development, we’re faced with an important question about the future of e-Learning: Is COVID-19 merely a temporary distraction or a disruptive innovation? Join our closing roundtable for an active conversation about the future of online learning at UMBC.

Our guests include:

  • Dr. Yvette Mozie-Ross, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Planning at UMBC. As Vice Provost, she provides oversight and strategic planning for the areas of undergraduate admissions and orientation, financial aid and scholarships, academic and pre-professional advising, records and registration, and the student administration project. Yvette frequently lends her expertise, both nationally and internationally, in the area of data analytics and leveraging analytics for institutional transformation in the area of student success. 
  • Beth Jones, Associate Vice Provost for the Division of Professional Studies in the Office of Summer, Winter & Special Programs. Beth recognizes that students benefit from having "alternate delivery" course options, especially during the condensed summer and winter sessions. For the past 15 years, she has collaborated with DoIT and the Faculty Development Center to offer the Alternate Delivery Program, or ADP. The ADP provides training and in-depth support to summer and winter session faculty who agree to convert their in-person classes to hybrid or online, and to offer those courses in the summer and winter sessions.

This webinar will take place in a Blackboard Collaborate virtual conference room. Use the link below to enter the webinar up to 15 minutes before the start time: http://tiny.cc/FA20

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