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Symposium Series

Every fall, the University of Rochester hosts a series of open forums to provide insight and promote dialogue about Online Learning with the community. Videos from prior events are available below.

2017

Thursday October 5 - Online Learning at Cornell University  – Paul Krause, CEO eCornell and Associate Vice Provost of Online Learning, Cornell University 

Thursday November 2 - What does the research tell us about online learning – and how can it inform our practice?  – Dr. Peter Shea, Editor of the Online Learning Journal and Associate Provost for Online Learning & Associate Professor, Educational Theory and Practice and Informatics - University at Albany 

Thursday December 7  - Faculty and student experiences with Online Learning at the University of Rochester

2016

Thursday November 10  - Online Learning Initiatives at Vanderbilt University – Dr. John Sloop, Associate Provost for Digital Learning & Professor of Communication Studies  

Thursday December 8  - First-hand experiences with Online Learning at the University of Rochester 
Dr. Susan Blaakman, Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing;
Jim Doser, Director of the Eastman School of Music's Institute for Music Leadership;
Dr. Raffaella Borasi, Dean and Professor of the Warner School of Education;
Dr. Alexandra Tsigarida, Assistant Professor - Department of Dentistry;
Nicholas Palumbo, PhD student in the Warner School of Education

2015 

October 27, 2015 - Online Learning Initiatives at New York University – Robert Ubell, Vice Dean - Online Learning, NYU School of Engineering

November 20, 2015  - Beyond the Buzz:  Transforming instruction with the flipped approach – from lecture hall to seminar – Dr. Helaine Marshall, Associate Professor of Education at Long Island University and Board of Directors for the Flipped Learning Network

December 11, 2015  - Stories and experiences with Online Learning at the University of Rochester -  UR Faculty - Dr. Tobie Olsan, Professor of Clinical Nursing; Dr. Christopher Niemiec, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology; Dr. Alicia Van Borssum, Warner School of Education; and UR Students - Steve Clary - Simon School of Business and Caitlin Smith - Warner School of Education

2014

October 21, 2014“Coursera – Vision and Insights”  

November 14, 2014“Vision and Directions of Online Learning in Higher Education”  by Dr. Darcy Hardy – Associate Vice President at Blackboard

December 12, 2014 –  “In their own words – online learning experiences from professors and students at the University of Rochester”

2013 

October 30, 2013 - Not a Secret Anymore: Online Courses at the University of Rochester!

November 11, 2013 -  Enabling Your Teaching and Your Students’ Learning with Free Online Resources: A Taste of MERLOT

December 12, 2013 - Phelps Colloquium - To MOOC or Not to MOOC?  Opportunities and Perils in Online Teaching

2012

August 27, 2012 - Online Learning: New Frontiers in Education

November 5, 2012 - Open Faculty Forum: Online Education with 2U

December 13, 2012 - Open Faculty Forum: Online Learning Initiatives at Duke University