OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for PresentationsOLC Innovate 2018 CFP GuidelinesThe Online Learning Consortium and MERLOT invite you to submit a proposal for OLC Innovate 2018:Education Reimagined. Submission deadline is October 11, 2017, 11:59pm ET.SUBMIT NOWThe Online Learning Consortium and MERLOT Invite You to SubmitFor OLC Innovate 2018: Education Reimagined, to be held April 18-20, 2018 at theGaylord Opryland Convention Center and Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.The OLC/MERLOT Program Committee seeks proposals that reflect and showcase ourvibrant community of practice — promoting theory, research, methodology and/orapplied effective practices in online, blended, and web-enhanced teaching andlearning. Both research and evidence-based proposals are encouraged forsubmission. Please align your submission to your selected session type as shown on thesession types and details page.Note that each individual is limited to no more than three (3) submissions, including theroles of presenter, co-presenter, panelist, or workshop facilitator.The session type descriptions will be helpful to you as you shape your submission. Somesession types have specific requirements to be met in the abstracts. Please review thedetails on these CFP pages before submitting your presentation proposal and align yourproposal both with your selected track and with your selected session type.Be sure to read through all of the information in this section of our website to ensureyou understand what needs to be done and when, including our submission checklist,conference tracks, session types and more!Notifications are sent to all presenters listed on each submission. All submissions are sentnotification emails, regardless of acceptance status. Please be sure to “whitelist” emails from 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 1 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for Presentationsthe domain. If you do not receive a notification email by December 21,please contact us at [email protected] 1. Login or Create an OLC user account.When registering or logging in, please review and complete your OLC user profile. Besure to include your name, title, affiliation, biography, a profile picture, and most currentcontact information. All additional co-presenters also need to have OLC user accounts.Please keep in mind that once you have registered or submitted a paper, all conferencerelated information can be found here at the OLC Innovate 2018 website.After you login and proceed to the conference management system, you will be able tosubmit a proposal by clicking on “OLC Innovate 2018” in the top menu navigation withinthe CMS.Step 2. Review the Session Types and Details.Be sure to align your abstract with any special requirements outlined in the session typerequirements.Note: Presenters should include active engagement methodology duringpresentations to encourage audience/participants to ask questions. The CFPratings are based on the following major categories: Relevance to the conference Clarity Audience Appeal Interactivity (Active Engagement)Step 3. Review the Track Descriptions.Step 4. Review the Submission Checklist.Step 5. Review the Presenter FAQs. 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 2 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for PresentationsStep 6. When you are ready to submit, login and select “OLC Innovate 2018 SubmitSession” to begin.If you need a PDF of the CFP pages for accessibility reasons, we have prepared asimple PDF of the OLC Innovate 2018 CFP information.The submission deadline is October 11, 2017 at 11:59pm ET.Thank you for your contribution. We look forward to reviewing your presentationsubmission.Timeline of Important Dates: Proposals due by 11:59pm ET October 11, 2017 Notification of acceptance by December 20, 2017 Deadline for presenters to accept is January 17, 2018 Deadline for presenters to register is February 21, 2018 Final date for presenters to edit abstracts is February 21, 2018 Final presentation upload date is April 1, 2018 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 3 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for PresentationsOLC Innovate 2018 CFP Track DescriptionsPlease review the following conference tracks and program categories prior tosubmitting your proposal. Submission deadline is October 11, 2017, 11:59pm ET.SUBMIT NOWFull Track DescriptionsAs you work through the proposal submission process, you will be asked to select yourproposed session track. Only one track may be selected. You may also enter anyadditional keywords to showcase additional themes and trends that are applicable toyour proposal.Please review the following tracks and program categories listed below prior tosubmitting your proposal. Click on the ( ) to expand each track to open a fulldescription and guiding information for that track.Both research and evidence-based proposals are encouraged for submission. Pleasealign submission to the session type as shown on the session detail page.If you do not receive your notification by the end of the day on December 21,please contact us.Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies: Highlighting the gadgets and gizmos that support pedagogicalinnovationProposals for this track focus on the emerging tools that can create new possibilities and pathways forteaching and learning. This track is especially for conference participants to share fresh perspectives onthe use of tech tools to support both learning outcomes and student engagement, to explain the results ofrelated media studies, and to describe inventive instructional approaches for all learners. Some ideas toget you started: The role of tools in supporting pedagogical innovation Technologies that support individualized instruction at scale Technology to assess student engagement and success 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 4 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for Presentations Tools that redefine the spaces and places where learning occurs (virtual reality, augmented reality,holograms) Accessible and assistive technology mLearning, mobile apps and ubiquitous access to technologyLeadership and Change Management: Making change actionable within the spaces and groups that fosterinnovationProposals for this track should focus on structural innovations required for a paradigm shift in highereducation. What are some initiatives, strategies, or implementation plans your institution is using to movethe needle? Some ideas to get you started: Innovative leadership initiatives, programs or structures that promote institutional ecology Group dynamics and crossing or collapsing disciplinary boundaries Supporting individuals and team in making institutional change Recognizing innovative practices and leadership efforts Scaling innovations across departments, institutions and systems Social impact / transformation: ways institutions are driving societal change, supporting diversecommunities, and solving community issues. Post-structuralism (inclusivity and power-dynamics; critiques of the system)Processes, Problems, and Practices: Spotlighting the cyclical nature of defining and defeating obstacles toinnovationHow is your institution overcoming obstacles and/or learning from mistakes? Proposals for this track focuson approaches and solutions toward challenges inhibiting innovation in higher education. Proposalsshould highlight the process of planning, implementing and assessing efficacy of innovation. Some ideasto get you started: Process and cycle of innovation Human-centered approaches to design Strategies for defining challenges, iterating and prototyping Learning through failure The agony and ecstasy of change Design Thinking as pedagogy Agile instructional design teams Addressing the dark side of innovation – digital divide, cybersecurity, oversight, authentication,intellectual property 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 5 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for Presentations Forging and maintaining cross-functional partnerships Faculty and institutional narrative impact on innovation cultureResearch: Designs, Methods, and Findings: Innovation, including improving existing and identifying newpractices inside and outside of the classroom, starts with researchInnovation and research are a necessary partnership today. Through empirical research designs andmodels that include proven and innovative methodologies, we can make decisions that are deliberate andsupported. Moreover, educators across an institution need access to skills and tools in order to ensureintention in practice. This includes the ability to overcome the many challenges in researching innovationwithin and across our institutions. Some ideas to get you started: Research designs and models Conceptualization and operationalization of variables Data collection instrumentation and techniques Measurement, validity, reliability Innovative data sources and analysis in a time of “big data” Methods of data analyses Translating findings into new practices Dissemination and diffusion Community of research practices Policies affecting the conducting of research (IRB, FERPA, data access) Research literacy and training Analytics, algorithms, and dashboardsTeaching and Learning Innovation: Creating effective approaches to and practices for teaching and learningProposals for this track should focus on models or methods for teaching and learning in online, blended,or technology-enhanced courses and programs. We welcome sessions that address any aspect ofpedagogical/learning design, instruction, and assessment. Some ideas to get you started: New course/program models Curriculum/program reforms (Academic Transformation) New assessment models Alternative paths to degrees Online/Blended Learning New approaches to teaching Gamification, gameful and adaptive learning 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 6 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for Presentations Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning Open learning spaces (physical or digital; MOOCs), open scholarship, open access, OERThe Education-Workforce Continuum: Designing educational and career pathways with technologies andonline opportunities for a lifetime of learning and successful employmentCommunity colleges, career and technical education institutions, and many others in higher ed aretransforming their programs for preparing learners for 21st employment. Campus partnerships with localindustries are realigning learning outcomes to employable skills. Innovative support services blended withtechnical education are producing employable learners from all walks of life who retain their jobs.Integrating technologies that bring digital content into the workplace environments are enabling skillsacquisition to diverse populations. “Stacking” credentials with alternative pathways provides learners theflexibility and opportunities to acquire recognized skills and accelerate quality employment. These are justa few examples of the innovations in workforce development program occurring in higher education.Proposals for this track should focus on innovations in pedagogy, curriculum, technology, learningassessments and certifications, and collaborations with industries and professional organizations thatincrease the success of learners becoming successfully employed. Proposals from community colleges,career and technical training institutions, and organizations supporting workforce development areencouraged. Some ideas to get you started: Collaborations between educational institutions, industries, and workforce developmentorganizations Pedagogical innovations in workforce training and resiliency Aligning industry standards, program curriculum and professional societies’ services in workforcedevelopment Alternative and accelerated pathways to degrees and credentials Affordable learning solutions and OER supporting workforce development Online learning in hands-on industries Competency-based education: Strategies that are working for students, institutions, and employers Micro-degrees, nano-degrees, and micro-credentialing in workforce training Student support, mentoring, coaching and engagement initiatives Program evaluation of workforce development innovations: what’s really working? Leveraging prior learning assessments to accelerate certificate and degree attainment Blending workforce and academic education for student success Designing, delivering, and marketing workforce training and bootcamps 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 7 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for PresentationsOLC Innovate 2018 CFP Session Types & DetailsThe session types and other information will be helpful to you as you shape yourpresentation submission. Submission deadline is October 11, 2017, 11:59pm ET.SUBMIT NOWPlease review the details below before submitting your presentationproposal.Click on the ( ) to expand each section to view full information on each topic.Session TypesThis year we continue to adjust and refine our session types, and ask that you carefully review thedescriptions below before submitting a proposal.1. Conversations, Not Presentations (45 minutes)These 45-minute facilitated conversations should propose an issue, challenge, or idea pertinent to thetrack description to discuss with participants. Presenters bring about a few key points to lead thediscussion around this topic; however, facilitation and shared exploration by the group is the focus of thisinteractive session. The audience may even help solve the dilemma or explore the topic you present. Yourproposal should include the conversation topic and engaging questions for discussion.Note: These presentations will be “slide-free” or single-slide proposals.2. Education Session (45 minutes)To inform and educate your audience, proposals will include a 45-minute presentation in which you shareinformation related to one of the conference proposal tracks. Each presentation should include at least 510 minutes for questions, answers, and discussion with the audience within the 45-minute educationsession.Note: Strong preference for proposals that include unique strategies for engaging the audience.3. Emerging Ideas (45 minutes) 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 8 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for PresentationsProposals may include a brief (10-15 minutes maximum, repeated to attendees over a 45 minute timeperiod) electronic presentation to elicit ideas from your peers. These digital submissions can include worksin progress, research ideas, collaboration opportunities, or pilot projects. It’s a great opportunity topresent your ideas to your peers in a community forumPlease note that each presenter must bring his/her own laptop. We will provide a small table for yourlaptop and power to the table. You will also have wireless Internet access, so that should an attendee wantto delve further into your session topic with you, websites and other information can be easily accessed byyou. Audio in presentations is not recommended due to lack of audio output capabilities.4. Innovation Lab (45 minutes)These labs are designed to highlight applied teaching, learning, management, and research for learning, allwithin an active learning space, design studio and collaborative makerspace. Encompassing the spirit of aneducation session, a conversation and a hands-on demo, the Innovation Labs sessions should becomprised of the following segments: Discussion: a 5-minute facilitated, quick-start conversation to kick off the lab sessionoi.e. – The facilitator asks those present in the lab how they actively engage learners in theinstructional process. Demonstration: a 20-minute presentation or interactive demooi.e. – The facilitator shares a brief overview of a few active learning strategy examples andsplits the participants into Jigsaw teams to provide guided examples of what each of thesestrategies looks like. Innovation: a 20-minute lab session for participants to process, discuss and apply the conceptsand practices sharedoi.e. – Teams present findings and reflect on practical application in their own instructionalcontext.These focused “show and tell” sessions will highlight a specific pedagogical strategy, technological tool,research method, design-thinking, industry innovation, or leadership approach designed for participantsto learn more about, experiment with, and implement immediately for all skill levels. Presenters are 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 9 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for Presentationsencouraged to leave participants with a takeaway, which could be a tangible resource or even a call toaction.Proposals for an Innovation Lab session should address the following questions: How will participants work collaboratively to prototype a meaningful solution to a particularproblem using design thinking? What is an applicable deliverable with which participants will leave the session? How will the session assist participants to identify emerging trends in educational technology andtheir potential uses?5. Workshop (90 minutes)Proposals for this session type should be interactive, 90-minute workshops designed to engage a group ofparticipants in an activity related to one of the conference tracks. Non-traditional, cutting-edge interactivepresentations are desired, possibly around topics such as design thinking, makerspaces, conductingeducational research, designing hands-on, experiential online activities and labs, removing barriers toonline learning, and so on.Workshops should be designed with 2-4 meaningful and measurable learning outcomes withopportunities to support collaborative and/or interactive group activities to achieve stated learning goals.Proposals should answer the following questions for reviewers:1. What types of collaboration or interactivity will occur during the workshop?2. What will participants take home as a tangible deliverable or takeaway?3. How will they be able to apply the effective practices shared in the workshop at their homeinstitution?4. Who do you envision as the primary audience types who would get the most out of this sessionand why?Presenters must provide an opportunity for questions, answers, and/or whole group discussion within thecourse of the workshop and must describe how this element will be used to best engage participants.Elements of the workshop may be flipped to extend the amount of time participants can engage with the 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 10 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for Presentationsworkshop content. Sessions that offer the opportunity to earn a credential, badge, or certificate areencouraged.Workshops are offered free to all participants, but require advance registration. All 90-minute workshopstake place on Wednesday morning. Please note that computers are not provided for this or any session atOLC Innovate; therefore, all sessions are designated at BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Each presentermust bring his/her own laptop/device and must specify what device requirements are expected ofparticipants attending the workshop. The program committee also reserves the right to change thepresentation type selected in the proposal in order to encourage more participation.Competition for workshop slots is very selective. Please understand that you may be considered for aneducation session instead of a workshop at the workshop chair’s discretion.6. Career Forum Roundtable (45 minutes)Proposals for a 45 minute roundtable discussion should address the following questions: What specific EdTech career issue, challenge or opportunity will the proposed Career Forumaddress? (The proposal should lead with a clear statement of an issue, challenge or opportunity ofsignificance.) Who is the target audience for this Career Forum? (Example target audiences might include faculty(full-time and adjunct), university administrators, instructional design professionals, consultants,and entrepreneurs.) What major discussion points will be covered? Do these points reflect contemporary EdTech trendsand issues? Do they connect with current workforce innovation trends or opportunities? (A briefdiscussion protocol would be useful to include.) What specific career-related takeaways (e.g., lessons learned, resources) will the Career Forumattendees glean from their participation?8. Solution Design SummitFor the Solution Design Summit (SDS) 2018, small teams (e.g. 3-5 people) will submit a challenge from theirrespective organization and/or institution that requires a creative, multi-disciplinary approach. Selectedteams will receive feedback on their SDS proposal, participate in the SDS workshop session at the start ofthe conference to network with peers and solicit feedback from experts, will “pitch” (i.e. 10 minute 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 11 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for Presentationspresentation) their ideas during the OLC Innovate conference where participants can ask questions or givefeedback, and share with the OLC community after Innovate 2018 concludes.Be sure to review the detailed SDS page before submitting to the Solution Design Summit.9. Graduate Student Emerging Ideas SessionProposals for Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Sessions can include works in progress, research ideas,collaboration opportunities, or pilot projects. Emerging Ideas Sessions provide an excellent opportunity topresent your ideas to your peers in a community forum.We seek submissions by students currently enrolled in or recently graduated (within one year) from aGraduate (Master or Doctoral) program whose research is relevant to online, blended, and web-enhancedteaching and learning. To be considered for the review process, students must indicate an academicsponsor from their program (research/thesis advisor preferred), including full contact information for boththe student and the sponsor/advisor. (It is often the case that the student and advisor submit as coauthors.) In addition, the proposal submission must follow the criteria of the OLC Innovate 2018conference sessions. Student authors are urged to coordinate with their advisor that the content for theproposal reflects the accuracy of the research study, as well as to ensure the proposal follows thesubmission guidelines.Be sure to review the detailed Graduate Student Emerging Ideas Session page before submitting yourproposal.Selection CriteriaThe following rubric will be used to evaluate all proposals in the refereed proposal review process. Do the title and abstract clearly describe the session? Is the proposed topic timely and/or appropriate? What are the session outcomes? Will this session positively contribute to the conference and to the field? Are the format and session type selected for the presentation the most appropriate to the topicand format of the presentation? Is the session designed to be interactive and engage the audience? Are you sharing research data or assessment information during the session? 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 12 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for Presentations Did you address the specific criteria outlined for each session type?Specific Criteria: Relevance to the conference Clarity Audience Appeal InteractivityDuring the review process, reviewers are also asked to indicate whether or not your proposalmeets Effective Practice criteria and would be a good candidate for EP submission. We encourage, but donot require, Effective Practice submissions from conference presenters. EP submissions from conferencepresenters will be eligible for Effective Practice Awards selection; awards will be presented onsite at theconference. With regard to effective practices, reviewers will consider proposals in light of this question: Does this proposal include all 5 of the following elements: innovation, replicability, impact,evidence and scope?AcceptanceIf your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to: Register for the conference and pay the published fees. Edit all materials used in your session. Transmit your PowerPoint Slides, Handout (PDF files), data charts, or other presentation materialsto the conference management system by the deadline of April 1, 2018. Submissions to the Research track may be eligible to submit their full research manuscript forconsideration for the OLC Online Learning Journal.Timeline Proposals due by 11:59pm ET October 11, 2017 Notification of acceptance by December 20, 2017 Deadline for presenters to accept is January 17, 2018 Deadline for presenters to register is February 21, 2018 Final date for presenters to edit abstracts is February 21, 2018 Final presentation upload date is April 1, 2018 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 13 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for PresentationsAV & MediaNote: The following standard audiovisual equipment will be provided in each room: data projectorequipped with a universal VGA cable or HDMI cable (TBD) to accommodate both PC and Macintoshplatforms, an Internet connection, and a screen. (Note: Presenters should plan to provide their owncomputer equipment or other specialized equipment). Microphones will be supplied as needed in largerrooms.Presentation RepositoryIf your presentation is accepted, you are strongly encouraged to post it as link or a pdf or PowerPoint fileto the conference management system by April 1, 2018. The contributions will remain online as part of theconference materials after the conference. Materials will be available on your session detail page forconference attendees. Session abstracts and information about the presenters also will be included on thesite.IMPORTANT: Presenters will be provided instructions on how to upload their presentation materials to theconference management system at a later date (after acceptance of proposals).Vendor Presentation PolicyCompanies and vendors provide value to OLC Conferences through program presentations, exhibits andsponsorships. Vendors may submit presentations in any of the program tracks or presentation formats:1. Academic Presentations: Vendors are encouraged to submit with institutional partners, but any individual or groupmay submit papers to the traditional academic presentation track for presentation.Presentations must be non-commercial, and focus specifically on the tracktopics. Presentation content will be reviewed by the conference committee as part of theregular review process. Presentations must contribute new knowledge to the field throughthe presentation of original research or applications. Presentations of an academic natureshould be submitted through the call for papers system. Vendors will be limited to one proposal where they lead the presentation.2. Industry Showcase Presentations: A limited number of Industry Showcase presentations are established as part of theconference program schedule to allow sponsors/exhibitors to make presentations on theirproducts and services during the conference. 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 14 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for Presentations Industry Showcase presentations may include submissions to the CFP system that are movedfrom academic tracks in the CFP system to the Industry Showcase schedule at therecommendation of the Program co-chairs. Industry Showcase proposals from sponsors and exhibitors may be submitted through ourIndustry Showcase form as part of the sponsorship/exhibit process. Showcase proposals willbe reviewed by the Director, Conferences, and conference chairs for approval of content.Sessions submitted using a non-exhibiting vendor presenter will be declined. National and Gold sponsors are guaranteed an Industry Showcase presentation slot.Remaining Industry Showcase slots are assigned to Silver and Exhibitor levels on a spaceavailable basis in order of abstract submission received. These sessions are distinctly marked as Industry Showcase presentations in conferencematerials including the program book, website and room signage. This includes language thatthese presentations may include some sales promotional language in them. 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 15 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for PresentationsOLC Innovate 2018 CFP Submission ChecklistPlease review the following submission checklist before submitting yourproposal. Submission deadline is October 11, 2017, 11:59pm ET.SUBMIT NOWPlease compile all of the following information listed below beforesubmitting your proposal: Login or Create an OLC user account. In order to participate in the OLC Innovate2018 Call for Presentations, you will need to register or log into an active OLC useraccount. When registering or logging in, please review and complete your OLC userprofile. Be sure to include your name, title, affiliation, biography, a profile picture,and most current contact information. Before saving your submission, you will beasked to review – and update if necessary – your name, title, affiliation and biobefore you can save your submission. All co-presenters need to also have registered, active OLC user accounts. Afteryou create a user account, proceed to the “Submit Now” link on the CFP pages. Youwill be able to submit a proposal by clicking on “OLC Innovate 2018” in the topmenu navigation within the conference management system, then select “SubmitSession”. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the submission from and click “Save”. You can edityour submission at any time up until the CFP close date, at which time allsubmissions are considered final. Note that each individual is limited to no more than three (3) submissions, including theroles of presenter, panelist, co-presenter, and workshop facilitator. Title of presentation (limit of 120 characters) 2017 Online Learning ConsortiumPage 16 of 42

OLC Innovate 2018 - Call for Presentations Session Types:oConversations, Not PresentationsoEducation SessionoEmerging IdeasoGraduate Student Emerging Ideas (must be a graduate student, if accepted, wewill require proof of your graduate student status) oInnovation LaboWorkshopoCareer Forum RoundtableoSolution Design SummitProgram track and any unique keywords. Please select only 1 track per proposal,and add as many unique keyword

OLC Innovate 2018 CFP Track Descriptions . Please review the following conference tracks and program categories prior to submitting your proposal. Submission deadline is October 11, 2017, 11:59pm ET. SUBMIT NOW. Full Track Descriptions . As you work through the proposal submission process,