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Consortium-wide Workshop, June 17-18, 2016

The Liberal Arts Consortium for Online Learning (LACOL) hosted a Consortium-wide workshop on June 17-18, 2016 on the campus of Haverford College. Browse the posts on this page for details on the program, videos and workshop resources.

Workshop Information:

Full conference schedule: View Program
Workshop Attendees: Contact List2016 Workshop Materials

Collaboration Tools and Documents

Workshop Themes:

1. The Consortium as incubator for learning research and effective pedagogies
2. Student perspectives on digital approaches and online/blended learning
3. From high school to college; preparing and supporting our students
4. Techniques and tools for collaboration, how can we work together?
5. LACOL working groups – team meetings and presentations

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Candace Thille on The Science of Learning, Technology, and Student Success in Liberal Education

Dr. Candace Thille, Stanford University
Dr. Candace Thille, Stanford University

Keynote speaker Candace Thille is the founding director of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Carnegie Mellon University and at Stanford University. She is a senior research fellow in the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Her focus is in applying the results from research in the science of learning to the design and evaluation of open web-based learning environments and in using those environments to conduct research in human learning. Dr. Thille serves on the board of directors of the Association of American Colleges and Universities; as a fellow of the International Society for Design and Development in Education; on the Assessment 2020 Task Force of the American Board of Internal Medicine; on the advisory council for the Association of American Universities STEM initiative; on the advisory council for the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources. She served on the working group of the President¹s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) for the Obama Administration that produced the Engage to Excel report. She served on the U.S. Department of Education working group, co-authoring the 2010 and 2015 National Education Technology Plans. She has a bachelor¹s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

Related Reading by Dr. Thille:

Program Outline: (full program)

  • Arrival, Thursday June 16
  • LACOL Working Group Sessions: Friday/Saturday June 17-18
  • Tech Lightning Round: Friday, June 17
  • Group Activity: Friday, June 17
  • Reception and Dinner (Great Hall): Friday, June 17
  • Keynote: Saturday, June 18
  • Departure, Saturday, June 18 after 5PM or Sunday, June 19

Program Highlights:

  • Faculty Talks
  • Break-outs and active thought experiments
  • Working Group updates
  • Poster session – tools and widgets for collaboration, teaching and learning
  • Networking

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