Distance Learning at UNA

Distance Learning Conference 2014

Best Practices


The Distance Learning/Technology Conference is scheduled for Tuesday,  March 18, beginning at 8 a.m. in the GUC Performance Center.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Best Practices,” and faculty from each of the university’s colleges will present some of their best tips for successful online classes. In addition, leading education professionals in the field will provide their insights into what works in the online environment, and a UNA panel will address the TEACH Act and implications for both online learning and the university community as a whole.

All UNA faculty/staff with an interest in educational technology are encouraged to attend.

University of North Alabama Distance Learning/Technology Conference
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
(Performance Center, Guillot University Center)

8:00 to 8:30 a.m.: Coffee service; Introduction and announcements  (8:25)

8:30 to 9:10 a.m.: "Course Redesign for Student Success," Dr. Darlene Turner-White, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood, Athens State University

 --10 minute break--

 9:20 to 9:40 a.m.: "Collaborate," presentation by Dr. Dennis Balch, Associate Professor of Management, College of Business

  9:40 to 10:00 a.m.:  “Adapting Traditional Pedagogy to a Virtual Classroom,” presentation by Dr. Pam Fernstrom Chaney, Professor of Special Education, College of Education

--10 minute break--

10:10 to 11:10 a.m.: “Fear of Missing Out,” keynote address by Ms. Phylise Banner, Director of Online Teaching and Learning at Union Graduate College

 --10 minute break--

 11:20 to 11:40 a.m.:  “Role-Playing in Online Classes,” presentation by Dr. Andrea Hunt, Assistant Professor of Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

11:40 to 12:00: “Virtual Tour Leads to Actual Success,” presentation by Dr. Kristy Oden, Assistant Professor of Nursing, College of Nursing

12:00 to 12:30: "Copyright in the Classroom: Fair Use, Licensed Resources, and the TEACH act," panel presentation by Mr. Brian Ford, Dr. Chris Maynard, Mr. Jonathan M. Simms, and Dr. Jill Simpson

 12:30: Lunch (Banquet Hall)

 Click here for printable 2014 schedule (pdf).