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OTC'20 Conference Information

Wednesday, June 17 - Friday, June 19, 2020
Location: Pasadena Convention Center

Be a part of the learning experience by joining us at OTC'20!

Early Bird Registration: $325 (through April 14th, 2020)
General: $375 (April 15th - June 7th, 2020)
On Site: $425 (June 8th, 2019 to conference end)

Full conference registration includes keynotes, breakout sessions, breakfast, lunch and evening reception. Pre-conference workshops available for purchase at an additional fee.

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Call for Proposals Expires January 31st!

Don't miss out on the opportunity to address the online teaching community at OTC'20! Submit today!

The Conference is a unique peer-to-peer premier gathering of California Community College (and other institutions), faculty, staff, and administrators leading the way in developing innovative and effective online education. We will be looking for session proposals that challenge and engage by in-depth examination of relevant topics within the following tracks: Effective Online Teaching Practices, Equity in Online Teaching and Learning, Support and Resources, Technology Innovation, and Leadership & Administration.

Speakers are a large part of what makes a conference successful. We look forward to receiving your proposals!

Click here for information on how to submit!
(Deadline to submit is January 31, 2020)

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops add value to your conference experience by providing you with hands-on practice to enhance your professional development needs. In addition to content, pre-conference workshops are a great opportunity to network and connect with other attendees.

OTC'20 Pre-Conference Workshops are now available and listed on our website. Register for an AM and a PM workshop and receive a $70 discount after purchase. Choose one of the two listed here or visit our Pre-Conference Workshops page for a complete listing.

Gaming Your Online Class for Student Engagement
Jim Marteney
(9:00am – 12:00pm)

Instead of just transferring a face-to-face class to an online format, learn how to use online tools to create a more effective learning experience by applying gaming strategies and competency based grading to your online course. As in an online game, you can create engaging levels that need to be mastered before a student can move on to the next level. In doing so, you appeal to a student’s intrinsic motivation to succeed ... more

$185 (includes breakfast)
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Zoom Outside the Box: Creating Video to Engage Online Learners
Nicole Avina
(1:00pm – 4:00pm)

Video content in online courses is a proven and successful method for engaging online learners. Faculty use Zoom to create weekly lectures, project instructions, screen sharing, announcements and more. Register for this workshop to learn how to harness the power of video creation with Zoom, integrate your videos with Canvas, and incorporate into your next online course. By the end of this workshop, you will ... more

$185 (includes lunch)
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The Sheraton Pasadena is the official 2020 Online Teaching Conference Hotel. A limited number of hotel rooms have been secured at a discounted group rate. Deadline for booking at the group rate is TUESDAY, MAY 26, 2020 and is based on availability. Book early to guarantee your stay.

The Sheraton Pasadena is connected to the Pasadena Convention Center for convenient accessibility to the conference.

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About Pasadena, CA

Culturally rich and artfully layered, Pasadena’s cachet rivals the likes of New York City and San Francisco. There’s a masterpiece around every corner – storied architecture, landmark museums, rare books, lush gardens, top-notch theaters and galleries. So many ways to explore and experience Pasadena while attending the Online Teaching Conference 2020!

Visit the Pasadena Website to learn more about our 2020 location.

OTC'20 Sponsorship Opportunities

Enjoy the opportunity to meet with a variety of attendees: faculty, deans, program/department chairs, and administrators, including CCC presidents from the 115 California Community Colleges, the UCs, CSUs, and other institutions.

Please email us so we can customize an OTC'20 package for you!

Free January Webinar Alert

CCC TechConnect Presents:
TechConnect Zoom's Appointment Booking

Date & Time: January 24, 2020 at 12:00pm

Cloud-based appointment booking available from TechConnect Zoom (ConferZoom) enables faculty and other campus departments (Health, Admissions, Financial Aid, etc.) to allocate time for student appointments. This allows students to reserve a one-on-one appointment using Canvas from a browser or mobile device.

Join us for this webinar, 45 minutes of useful information on how appointment booking supports your work, including how this product is integrated in Canvas.

Register today to reserve a seat, and receive links to the recording afterwards to share with your colleagues.

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TechConnect Zoom (ConferZoom) is available at no cost to all California Community College faculty, staff and administrators.

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The Online Teaching Conference is a non-profit event brought to you by CCC TechConnect, funded under a California Community Colleges Chancellors Office grant. CCC TechConnect projects, (3C Media Solutions, CCC Confer, Online Teaching Conference), provide a coordinated platform of technology products, services, and support to the 58,000 faculty, staff, and administrators of the CCC system at no cost.

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This conference is an event for faculty, staff and administrators who are engaged or interested in online education, including delivery of online services, emerging technologies, student success, library and technical support. In addition to learning, this conference is an opportunity for educators to spend valuable time with colleagues, share knowledge, and impart/receive best practices.
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