Digital Education Summit

The Digital Education Summit (formerly known as the SHSU Online Teaching and Learning Conference) brings together faculty interested in utilizing tools, best practices, and emerging technology to improve and advance online teaching and learning. This is the can’t-miss event for anyone involved with online education and is free! The conference will be held on the campus of Sam Houston State University in the Lowman Student Center (LSC) on March 9-10, 2017.

This year's theme is "Get Connected," and our presenters will provide tools and techniques for faculty members to better connect with online students, online instructional innovations, digital resources and more! From informative and inspiring sessions to helpful networking, you'll walk away with the skills, connections, and resources needed to take an online course to the next level.

We hope you will join us in March for an event to remember.




11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration
  LSC Ground Floor Foyer
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch and Day One Kick-Off
  Door prizes and complimentary lunch for conference attendees.
  LSC Ballroom
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Breakout Session Block One
  The Artistry of Being an Educator: Develop a Culture of Innovation
  Madelyn Kilgore
  LSC 302
  Open Access Resource: Wow, I Did Not Know That Was Available!
  Susan Elkins
  LSC 304
  Online Education with a Personal Touch
  Page Glave and Dr. Jennifer Didier
  LSC 319
  More Than a Field Trip: Using GoPro in Online Courses
  Ric Montelongo and Charles Henson
  LSC 320
  Staying in Sync With Students – Online Student Success at Sam Houston State University
  Jake Gebhardt and Brittni MacLeod
  LSC 321
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session Block Two
  A Conversational Agent for More Interactions Through Learning-by-Teaching in Online Courses
  Donggil Song
  LSC 302
  Open Education, Open Opportunities
  Erin Cassidy
  LSC 304
  Online Exam Proctoring: How the SHSU Online Support Desk Partners With ProctorFree for Faculty and Student Success
  Daniel Walker, Harrison Turley, and Mila Jackson
  LSC 319
  Everything I Wish I Knew About Teaching Online But Didn't Know to Ask
  Dr. Karla Eidson
  LSC 320
  Using Kaltura Video Quiz
  Pamela Vogel
  LSC 321
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Breakout Session Block Three
  Online Assignments That Promote Deep Thinking
  Nancy Stockall
  LSC 302
  Linked(In) to Employability
  James Mattson and Brian Daricek
  LSC 304
  Post Online?! 0_o Digital Anonymity: Addressing Student Concerns and Maintaining Professional Excellence
  Cesar Rivera
  LSC 319
  Virtual Groups – Simulated Discussions
  Thomas Sosebee and Steven Koether
  LSC 320
  Activities and Tools to Increase Engagement in Online Courses
  Rita Vela
  LSC 321
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Opening Night Reception
  Live entertainment, complimentary hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and door prizes.
  LSC Ballroom
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration
  LSC Ground Floor Foyer
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
  Door prizes and complimentary breakfast for conference attendees.
  LSC Ballroom
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Day Two Kick-Off & Keynote
  Nan McRaven, SHSU Distinguished Alumni
  LSC Ballroom
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Breakout Session Block Four
  Dr. Darren Williams
  LSC 302
  How to Create a Group Video Call, Screen Share a Presentation, and Record a Google Hangout
  Dr. Benita R. Brooks
  LSC 304
  Toward Successful Student Collaboration in Online Learning - Action Research
  Dabae Lee, Marilyn Rice, and Kimberly Laprairie
  LSC 319
  Pet Peeves from the Voices of Online Learners
  Barbara Polnick
  LSC 320
  Students Creating Interactive Text Games as a Science Teaching Tool
  Jordan Clark
  LSC 321
11:15 a.m. - Noon Breakout Session Block Five
  Smarter OER Courseware
  Wayne Parkins
  LSC 302
  Blackboard Journals: The Power of Writing
  Todd Primm
  LSC 304
  Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, WhatsApp: Turning Current Pop Tech into Learning Tools
  Dr. Marilyn Rice, Dr. Kimberly LaPrairie, and Stephen Turner
  LSC 319
  Getting Connected: Video Chat in an Online Class
  Diane Dowdey and Bridget Schabron
  LSC 320 A Mobile Website Built By Study Abroad Students
  Jeff Littlejohn
  LSC 321


Lowman Student Center

1802 Avenue I
Huntsville, TX 77340
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Dubbed the “campus living room”, the Lowman Student Center (LSC) sits in the heart of the Sam Houston State University campus. Home to the University Bookstore, Kat Klub Entertainment Center, and Student Art Gallery, we’re proud to host #DES17 in this incredible venue.