Online Learning Innovations Summit 2024


Dates:06/05/2024 - 06/07/2024
Time:8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Surry Community College | Dobson, NC
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The Online Learning Innovations Summit is an exciting event where you will explore the latest trends and advancements in online learning. Hosted by Surry Community College in Dobson, NC, this in-person summit brings together educators, administrators, and faculty from around the state to learn about innovative strategies, share ideas, and network with like-minded professionals. 


Conference Sessions
What Does AI Want in Community Colleges?
Richard Boyd, Co-Founder and CEO of Tanjo AI and Ultisim Inc

Making Quality Matter
Dr. Rachael Brooks, Director of Quality Assurance Implementation

Connections Are Everything: Learning and Belonging in Online Courses
Peter Felten, Executive Director of the Center for Engaged Learning, Assistant Provost at Elon University

Meeting NC’s Postsecondary Attainment Goal: Online Learning and Credentials
Cecilia Holden, President and CEO of myFutureNC

Building Emotional Intelligence Through Understanding Personality Types
Dr. Alan Mueller Senior Consultant Adaptive Challenge Counseling

Maximizing Student Retention through Data-Driven Insights: A Focus on the Census Window
Elizabeth Simpson, Senior Implementation Manager, IntelliBoard, and Steph Vahos, Account Manager

Impact of April 2024, Accessibility and Compliance for Websites and Online Courses
Dr. Judith Risch J.D. Ph.D
Attorney Advisor, District of Columbia Office, Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education

Wait, There’s More? Review of New Federal Regulations
Terrence Scarborough, Director, SARA NC

Statewide Data Insights for Online Learning
Dr. Bill Schneider, Associate Vice President, System Effectiveness, NC Community Colleges System

Digital Marketing I: Reaching Gen Z – Ads in Their Hands!
Dr. Kathi Swanson, President of CLARUS Corporation

Digital Marketing II: Unleash the Enrollment Possibilities!
Dr. Kathi Swanson, President of CLARUS Corporation

AI’s Implications for Higher Education: Preparing Students for Life Beyond College
Dr. Edward Watson, Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation, Executive Director of Open Educational Resources and Digital Innovation with AAC&U

Registration costs $100/person for all three days. 


Surry Community College
Shelton-Badgett NC Center for Viticulture and Enology
630 South Main Street
Dobson, NC 27017

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