The Rowan Online Learning Symposium 2017

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Rowan Online Learning Symposium
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Rowan University
Global Learning & Partnerships
Betty Long Rowan Hall Auditorium
Glassboro, New Jersey

The Rowan Online Learning Symposium is an exciting one-day conference sponsored by Rowan Online, a division of Rowan Global Learning & Partnerships, and the Rowan Faculty Center.

Join us as our faculty share their online learning experiences and best practices. The symposium targets faculty members interested in online instruction. There’s something for everyone, from the online teaching novice who is interested in getting started, to intermediate online instructors who have developed and taught online courses. It is open to both Rowan University employees and non-employees.

Topics for the day include:

  • Best practices in teaching and lessons learned in online courses (by faculty and students)
  • Techniques and strategies for engaging online learners
  • Ensuring course quality during development
  • Online technology trends (e.g., Gamification, web conferencing, online exam proctoring)

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Who Should Attend

The symposium is designed for faculty who teach or are interested in teaching online courses, as well as professional staff involved in online course design and related technologies. It is open to both Rowan University employees and non-employees.


Program Highlights

The Rowan Online Learning Symposium will cover a variety of topics including best practices in teaching, techniques and strategies for engaging online learners, trends in teaching and online technology, ensuring course quality during development using the Quality Review, and experiences in online education from both faculty and student perspectives.


Location and Time

The symposium will take place from 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Rowan Hall on Rowan University’s main campus in downtown Glassboro.

Address

Rowan Hall
Betty Long Rowan Hall Auditorium
First Floor
600 North Campus Drive
Glassboro, New Jersey 08028

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Call for Presentations

Rowan Online is seeking proposals for our Rowan Online Learning Symposium 2017 conference.

We seek proposals for interactive and engaging presentation sessions that educate and inform participants related to one of the conference’s topics.

Join us as we explore the following topics:

  • Best practices in teaching and lessons learned in online courses (by faculty and students)
  • Techniques and strategies for engaging online learners
  • Ensuring course quality during development
  • Online technology trends (e.g., Gamification, web conferencing, online exam proctoring)

Length of Presentations

Presentations can either be 20 or 40 minutes in length. Each presentation should include at least 5 minutes for questions, answers, and discussion with the audience within the allotted time for your session.

Know Your Audience

Proposed sessions will be targeted to faculty members interested in online instruction, as well as staff and administrators, instructional support, and technologists in higher education.

Who Can Submit

Presenters in higher education from the following areas are encouraged to submit proposals:

  • Faculty
  • Instructors
  • Staff
  • Administrators
  • Researchers
  • Educational technology leaders
  • Instructional designers
  • Instructional technologists

Deadline for Proposals

Deadline to submit is March 24, 2017 at 11:59PM ET.

Acceptance

If your proposal is accepted, you will be:

  • Automatically registered for the conference and any related registration fees (if any) will be waived.
  • Asked to prepare a presentation.
  • Asked to email your PowerPoint slides, all handouts (in PDF file format), or other presentation materials to rols@rowanonline.com by May 12, 2017.

Timeline

Below is a timeline for proposals (if accepted):

  • Proposals due by March 24, 2017 at 11:59PM ET
  • Notification of acceptance by April 7, 2017
  • Deadline for presenters to accept is April 14, 2017
    • If accepted, presenters will be automatically registered for the event, and any related registration fees (if any) will be waived.
  • Final presentation upload date is May 12, 2017

Provided Equipment

The following standard AV equipment will be provided in the Betty Long Rowan Hall Auditorium:

  • Desktop PC
  • Projector and screen
  • A universal VGA cable and HDMI cable to accommodate both PC and Macintosh platforms
  • Audio output capability for laptops and the desktop PC
  • Podium
  • An Internet connection via ethernet cord or Wifi
  • Microphones will be supplied

Submit Your Proposal

Interested in submitting a proposal? Click on the button below and complete our Presentation Proposal Form today. Rowan Online thanks you for your proposal submission for our Rowan Online Learning Symposium 2017 conference.


Registration

Registration is free for Rowan employees and affiliates and $25 for non-employees. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Registration is required for all attendees. Seating is limited and early registration is recommended. To register online, please go to: http://marketplace.rowanonline.com/ROLS


Presentation Schedule

A detailed schedule for the symposium, including presentation titles, descriptions and start times will be posted closer to the date of the event. Please note that presentation sessions are approximately 40 minutes in length followed by a 10 minute break. (A 40-minute session may be comprised of two 20-minute presentations.) Lunch will be 30 minutes in length.


Parking

For All ROLS Attendees

Rowan Hall has two adjoining parking lots, Lot D and M-1. Please follow signage upon arrival.

View Campus Maps

To learn where these parking lots are located on campus, please review the maps on the Visiting Rowan: Main Glassboro Campus page.


Contact Us

If you have any questions, please email ROLS@rowanonline.com or call 856-256-5164 today.


View Video Archive from ROLS 2016

The recordings of the symposium sessions in 2016 are available online. So if you missed 2016’s Rowan Online Learning Symposium or you couldn’t attend every session that you wanted to see, you can now watch the complete recordings. Click on the button below to view the videos.


About Rowan Online

Rowan Global Learning & Partnerships was developed to take some of Rowan University's most in-demand graduate and undergraduate degree programs and make them more affordable and accessible to working adults in the Southern New Jersey region and beyond.

Rowan Online, a division of Rowan Global, develops, delivers, and supports all online and hybrid courses and programs for Rowan University.

To learn more about Rowan Global and Rowan Online, please visit www.rowanu.com/online