June 17-19
Pasadena, CA

OTC’18 Archives

Archives (as available) of webcast sessions from OTC’18 can be viewed below. If you’d like embed codes, they are available from 3C Media Solutions. The OTC’18 program with a complete listing of sessions offered at OTC’18 can be downloaded from here (pdf).

Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley

Eloy Ortiz Oakley
California Community Colleges
The Vision and Future Focus of the College System

Eloy Ortiz Oakley, Chancellor for the California Community Colleges, will discuss the vision and future focus for the college system.  His update will include news on the direction of CCC online learning and technology. For more about Chancellor Oakley, please visit: http://www.californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/chancellorsoffice/meetthechancellor.aspx

Presentation file/s: http://onlineteachingconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/OAKLEY-The-Vision-and-Future-Focus.pdf.

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Dr. J. Luke Wood
Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Education, San Diego State University

Reaching Underserved Students through Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning in the Online Environment

Dr. Wood’s keynote address will highlight teaching and learning practices that can benefit all students, but have an intensified benefit for underserved men of color.  In this presentation, Dr. Wood will offer insights derived from extensive research on community college students, faculty, and staff that has spanned over 150 institutions across the nation. In particular, the presentation will focus on practices that have salience for online teaching environments. Join the conference attendees with Dr. Wood in what certainly will be a timely, research-based, consciousness-raising presentation that will leave educators seriously considering how they can integrate culturally aware teaching practices into their online work.

Presentation file/s: WOOD Reaching Underserved Students

Aimee Whiteside
Associate Professor, University of Tampa
Social Presence Matters: Research, Strategies and Reflection

In this keynote address, we hope you will enjoy the opportunity to learn about connectedness and social presence within online and blended learning environments as well as gain some easy-to-implement advice and strategies. Dr. Aimee Whiteside, a social presence researcher with over fifteen years’ experience, begins with some observations about face-to-face social interactions and makes some evidence-based inferences to online learning. She continues by offering her own research findings as well as that of other experts to suggest that students still crave connectedness in an online environment. She also finds that social presence matters for learning satisfaction and outcomes. Dr. Whiteside posits that learning begins and ends with social connections, yet learning how to leverage and weave those connections into the content area in a learning community is an art. Ultimately, through an awareness and understanding of the importance of connectedness, knowing the research to date, and learning some simple tips and tricks, you may leave this session better situated to continue cultivating and nurturing meaningful online and blended learning experiences in the future.

Presentation file/s: WHITESIDE Social Presence Matters

Michelle Pacansky-Brock
Faculty Mentor, Digital Innovation
@ONE (Online Network of Educators)
Make Your Students’ Online Learning SPARKle

Adobe Spark is a free suite of three multimedia tools for creating visually-inspired, digital content. Its user-friendly interface makes it an excellent tool for creating engaging videos, webpages, and social graphics for your online courses. Faculty are also using Spark to design authentic assessments that foster digital literacy and give students a product they can use and share after your class is over. Matt Mooney will share examples of brief videos from his online course that introduce students to sticky concepts at the start of a new module. Meg Phelps will showcase how she is using Spark to transform a traditional writing assignment into a personalized learning exercise in creativity and digital content curation.

For presentation slides (in Google Slides) and other helpful supporting resources please visit tiny.cc/sparkleotc or follow along via the PDF PACANSKY Brock Make Your Students’ Learning SPARKle

Una Daly
Director, Community of Practice and Professional Development,
Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources


  • LeBaron Woodyard
  • James Glapa-Grossklag
  • Ron Oxford
  • Dave Dillon
Implementing California’s Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree Program

Planning and early implementation of California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Zero-Textbook-Cost Degrees (ZTCs) program shifted into full-scale implementation in January 2018, with a total of 23 colleges developing full degree and certificate pathways that have eliminate textbook costs for students. ZTCs include two-year associate degrees and career technical education (CTE) certificates that have been redesigned by faculty to use open educational resources or zero-cost materials. Join us to hear from the leadership driving this program forward. The lead at the state Chancellor’s office will describe the vision of the program and plans for future innovation. Technical assistance providers from College of Canyons and West Hill College Lemoore will share details of the training and evaluation programs supporting the transformational work at the participating colleges. The chair of the statewide Academic Senate OER Task Force will describe the essential role of faculty adoptions in maximizing the impact of ZTC degrees throughout our state.

Presentation file/s: DALY Implementing Californias Zero

Rico Bianchi
Director, Telecommunications-Grants, Palomar College/CCC TechConnect


  • Kelly Falcone
  • Andrea Chatwood
Discover How Implementing a Professional Development LMS Will Help Your College

This presentation will focus on how colleges can use the Professional Learning Network (PLN) to add a Professional Development LMS that can be used by faculty and staff to improve the skills they need to insure student success. Learn all about the Pilot project currently in progress. The presentation will demo a product called Cornerstone and show the features and benefits that allow for easy tracking of professional development coursework and mandated trainings as well as providing a powerful connection tool to faculty, staff and administrators at the college level and systemwide. The presentation will also demonstrate how to track the hundreds of IT resources and training courses available from colleges and from Skillsoft, Lynda.com and other providers such as Keenan Safe Schools.

Presentation file/s: BIANCHI Discover How Implementing

Kurt Hueg


  • Patricia James
  • Dolores Davison


Conducting Quality Online Course Evaluations: Different Modalities, Different Tools

While online courses have been around for twenty years or more in some community colleges, the course evaluation instruments for many colleges are still based on a face to face model. This session will discuss best practices for conducting online course evaluations and look at a case study of how one district developed a separate online evaluation form. After many years of trying to apply an outdated course evaluation instrument to fully online classes, at Foothill and De Anza Colleges, faculty, administrators and the faculty union worked together to create a separate online course evaluation form and also create a separate less formal peer review process for online courses. Session presenters will discuss how the new instrument is used and what areas of focus evaluators look for in to ensure courses are creating substantive interaction between faculty members and students and that online course standards are met.

Presentation file/s: JAMES Conducting Quality Online Course

Liezl Madrona
Instructional Designer Accessibility Specialist, Online Education Initiative

Mission Accessible: DIY YouTube Captioning & More Captioning Tools!

Got captions? YouTube is an easy, free video-hosting website that is popular with faculty and staff. YouTube has a suite of free add-on’s that you can use to enhance, and help make the videos you’ve created Section 508/ADA Compliant. YouTube’s DIY captioning software is better than before. Need additional captioning support? Come learn more about YouTube’s DIY captioning software, how to edit auto-generated captions, and learn about additional captioning tools to closed-caption videos you use in your course (whether you own them or not!)

Marina Aminy
Dean, Online Education and Learning Resources, Saddleback Colleges
The Secret Sauce: Closing the Gap in Success Rates Between F2F and Online Courses

Statewide, colleges often struggle with differences in retention and success rates between face-to-face and online courses, and these differences can be upwards of 10%, with online courses lagging behind their on-campus counterparts. Saddleback College now offers nearly a quarter of all sections online, up from 17% in 2012-13. Retention rates are the same as F2F courses for the nearly 1300 sections offered at the college. Moreover, success rates, which were 7.5% apart in 2012-2013 are now less than 2% apart. What makes Saddleback unique in its ability to close these gaps between online and face-to-face retention and success rates? This session will describe the institutional infrastructure that has continued to support online education at the college, including a thriving Faculty Center, and a collaborative online education team that supports quality growth.

Presentation file/s: AMINY The Secrete Sauce

James Glapa-Grossklag
Dean, Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and Distance Learning, College of the Canyons


  • Sean Keegan
  • Jeff Baugher
  • Gaeir Dietrich
Statewide Accessibility Resources and Services

A consistent hot topic for online instruction is ensuring accessibility. At this session, leaders of major statewide accessibility resources and services will describe how they can help colleges to offer online classes that are accessible to all students and in compliance with legal requirements such as Section 508. Featured programs include the Alternate Text Production Center, CCC Accessibility Center, Distance Education Captioning & Transcription grant, and the High Tech Center Training Unit.

Paula Haug
Professor, Communication & Media Studies, Folsom Lake College


  • Angela Prelip
Online Public Speaking? How?

Folsom Lake College Professors Angela Prelip and Paula Haug will​ ​highlight​ ​their​ ​experiences​ ​in​ ​the​ ​CSU-GE​ ​Oral​ ​Communication​ ​Pilot.​ ​Can​ ​online​ ​public speaking​ ​be​ ​done?​ Can it be done well? W​hat​ ​have​ ​we​ ​learned?​ ​How do we do it? What​ ​are​ ​the​ ​benefits​ ​and​ ​pitfalls​ ​of​ ​an​ ​online​ ​public​ ​speaking class?​ ​​ ​This session ​will​ ​demonstrate​ ​a​ ​real-time​ ​online public​ ​speaking​ ​class​ ​session​ ​with​ ​current​ ​Folsom​ ​Lake​ ​College​ ​students.

Suzanne Wakim 
OER Coordinator; Honors Chair; Biology Faculty, Butte Community College

Building Universal Design and Equity into your Course

There is no “typical” student. How can we design courses that meet varied student needs? Universal design for learning (UDL) can help us build online courses that are not only more accessible but are also flexible enough to engage a diverse group of students. UDL includes giving students various options for: acquiring information, interacting with the content and demonstrating understanding. We will look at course design strategies that increase student choice, encourage critical thinking, and improve learning outcomes. How can one build a course with this much student choice? It’s not only possible; it’s also orderly and fun!

Presentation file/s: WAKIM Building Universal Design and Equity

Dayamudra Ann Dennehy
Creative Director and ESL Instructor, Jai Bhim International and CCSF


  • Denise Maduli Williams
Flipgrid: A Communication Tool for Deeper Learning

Flipgrid has been called the hottest new tech tool, but what is it? And how can we effectively use it in online and blended learning environments? This session will offer an overview of this video platform, showcase authentic student examples, and share tips for how to incorporate Flipgrid our student-centered lesson, and even encourage professional development. This session will be led by 2 veteran ESL instructors and will inspire faculty of any discipline to incorporate Flipgrid opportunities to increase communication, practice course content, assess student learning and allow for student reflection. The activities showcased can be applied to any discipline, and geared for novice users of technology with no prior experience with Flipgrid. Presenters will introduce Flipgrid as a learning tool, showcase model lessons, provide a live step-by-step demonstration, respond to audience questions and concerns and leave participants with an opportunity to join a live Flipgrid topic.To illustrate how Flipgrid can be integrated from before day one to the end of the semester, presenters will share assignments that evolves during the semester from beginning to end. Examples will include: student and teacher introductions, content and language learning highlights, formative and summative assessments reflections, and inter-class collaborations. Participants will also have a chance to record their own videos to the session’s Flipgrid and will be encouraged to continue sharing their experiences through an online site that will house the samples, assignments, and resources mentioned during the presentations.

Presentation file/s: DENNEHY Flipgrid

Marilyn Harvey
Dean Academic Affairs, Online Education Initiative
Hear Your Students Cry! Getting to Equity in Distance Education

Building a comprehensive DE program is an effort that requires we consider the student’s journey from outreach to completion. It is about commitment to finding and addressing the gaps that contribute to student struggles and frustrations. It is about EQUITY. Come learn more about getting to equity in your DE program and hear about two institutions that are embarking upon their own journey to get there.

Lorraine Levy
Professor, San Jose City, Evergreen Valley, Oholone
OER: Canvas/Google Drive-providing equity and accessibility to all students

Finding and integrating quality OER (Open Educational Resources) may be more challenging and time consuming than signing up for pre-selected course materials through a publisher. However, by using Canvas and Google drive you can quickly create your own class support materials and engaging activities while costing the students nothing! Think of the potential for every student to have access to all course materials on the first day of class. This session will take you through the background of OER, show you where to find high quality resources, and how to connect Google drive and Canvas together for easy grading and posting of student assignments. You will need a Google account and access to a Canvas shell to get the full benefits of this hands-on session.

Fabiola Torres
Instructor of Ethnic Studies, Glendale Community College

  • Lene Whitley-Putz
An Equity-Minded, Visually-Appealing, Smart Use of the Canvas Syllabus

Many of us recognize that our syllabus is not the most exciting aspect of our online course, but we may not recognize the ways our syllabus sets the tone for our class, and, in an online course, the ways the syllabus affects our students’ perceptions of our teaching style and our expectations. In fact, our syllabus may be creating a very bad first impression! In this presentation, we’ll discuss the features of an equity-minded, student-centered syllabus, and explore why that is important in online learning. In addition, we’ll demonstrate how you can build an equity-minded, visually-appealing syllabus using the Canvas Syllabus tool, and we’ll provide Canvas resources to help you design and develop your own equity-minded syllabus. Your students will thank you.

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