Emerging Trends & Technologies in Higher Education: Webinar with Dr. Vickie Cook and Ray SchroederAs part of Tech Week 2019, guest presenters Dr. Vickie Cook, Executive Director of the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service, and Ray Schroeder, Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning, at the University of Illinois Springfield, discuss trends and technologies impacting our work and our students in 2019. Learn about tips and trends for staying relevant in changing instructional environments and engaging students and supporting their learning for jobs that may not even exist today.

Join members of the Tech Week planning committee Dave Broucek, Technical Manager, Client Systems, and Chris Dobson, Curriculum Content Graphic Illustrator, Academy, for a live simulcast of the presentation, or use the link provided below to join the session remotely.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019
  • Time: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. (CST)
  • Location (live viewing): Building F, Room F317
  • Location (remote viewing): Please use the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra link below to log-in to the webinar (session opens 15 minutes before scheduled start time): https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/6053e9d5aa874bc692299f7f61e4a370. For the best experience, please use Google Chrome or Firefox (version 49+).  If possible, use a wired internet connection, instead of wireless, to prevent lag. Please visit the Blackboard Help Center for more information on using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
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A recording of the session will be available after the live session.

Presenter: Dr. Vickie Cook

Emerging Trends & Technologies in Higher Education: Webinar with Dr. Vickie Cook and Ray SchroederDr. Vickie Cook is the Executive Director of the Center for Online Learning, Research and Service (COLRS) and Associate Research Professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois Springfield. Dr. Cook has been actively engaged providing consulting and faculty development with educational leaders across the U.S. and in Mexico. Her work has been published in a variety of national educational publications and serves as a reviewer for top journals in the field of online learning. She worked as part of a team that authored the UPCEA (University Professional & Continuing Education Association) Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership. She teaches online in the Masters of Arts in Education graduate degree program at University of Illinois Springfield. Her current research agenda focuses on two areas: 1) Exploring learning and professional development through a heutagogical lens; 2) The impact of a systems approach for online leadership. Dr. Cook has served on several regional and national committees, as well as having been a long time member of Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education (ICCHE) serving in multiple roles on the Executive Board; serves on the Board for the University Professionals & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA); has served as a mentor for the Association for Continuing and Higher Education (ACHE); is a member of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and has served on program steering committees for the UPCEA Annual Conference and OLC Annual Conference. Dr. Cook curates top articles in online learning, online leadership, and pedagogy that she shares on LinkedIn and Twitter daily.

Presenter: Ray Schroeder

Emerging Trends & Technologies in Higher Education: Webinar with Dr. Vickie Cook and Ray SchroederRay Schroeder is Professor Emeritus, Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) and Senior Fellow, Founding Director of the National Council for Online Education at the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). Ray began his academic career in 1971 as an Instructor in the College of Communications at the University of Illinois. He left Urbana in 1977 to become an Assistant Professor in Communication at Sangamon State University (which became UIS in 1995). His career and publications focus on the application of technology to enhance teaching and learning.

Ray founded the UIS Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning (OTEL) in 1997. OTEL later became the Center for Online Learning Research and Service (COLRS), combining support for the essential online faculty responsibilities into one unit. The unit has received numerous national grants and awards. It supports 26 online graduate and undergraduate programs ranked among the “Best Online Colleges” by US News. UIS delivers some 500 online classes each semester to students in 48 states and 10 countries.

Schroeder’s recognitions include:

  • 2018 Albert Nelson Marquis Who’s Who Worldwide Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing more than 20 years of leadership in the field
  • 2016 United States Distance Teaching and Learning Association Hall of Fame Award for significant contributions to the field of distance learning through leadership, technology, research and teaching
  • 2016 Mildred B. and Charles A. Wedemeyer Award as Outstanding Practitioner in Distance Education by the American Journal of Distance Education and the University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 2014 Past Presidents’ Award for Outstanding Service from the Illinois Council of Continuing Higher Education
  • 2012 Innovation Fellow for Digital Learning, UPCEA
  • 2011 University of Illinois Distinguished Service Award
  • 2010 MayadasLeadership Award in Online Education, the Sloan Consortium 
  • 2010 Inaugural Sloan Consortium Fellow
  • 2002 Outstanding Achievement in Asynchronous Learning Networks – Sloan Consortium

Ray publishes to an array of social media outlets with more than 12,000 daily readers to his publications. He has co-authored multiple chapters and numerous papers over the past 20 years. A frequent keynote speaker, Schroeder is well-known nationally and internationally for his knowledge and writings in technology-enhanced learning.

Webinar FAQs

Do I need to register to attend this webinar?

No, registration is not required for either the simulcast viewing in F317 or to watch the session remotely. You can join the remote session by accessing this link (available 15 minutes before the start time): https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/6053e9d5aa874bc692299f7f61e4a370

Will a recording be made available after?

Yes, a recording of the webinar will be made available on the Academy website and on HIP.

Do I need to download any software to join the webinar?

No software download is required. You will need a computer with internet capabilities (Google Chrome is the preferred browser). You will also need a computer with speakers or a phone to call in for audio.