University of Texas System chooses authorSTREAM as Presentation Partner for IOL Conference

We take a lot of pleasure and pride in being associated with prestigious conferences hosted around the world. That’s right! authorSTREAM is partnering with another prestigious international event as the official Presentation Partner. This time it’s the 9th annual Innovations in Online Learning (IOL) Conference to be held from May 22 – 24, 2013, in the beautiful Alamo City, Texas. 

authorSTREAM will be the exclusive home to all the presentations delivered by educators and leaders during this three-day event. 

The conference is being hosted by The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), two premier academic institutions falling under The University of Texas (UT) System. The UT System is one of America’s largest systems of public higher education and a national leader in education, research, health care, and service.

Educators and leaders across the UT System are coming together on one platform to explore innovative ways in which educational visionaries are transforming the field of online learning, which has taken higher education by storm and is throwing up significant opportunities and challenges at the same time. 

As the official online presentation partner, authorSTREAM is bringing its users exclusively the presentations showcased during the event on the 9th IOL Conference Channel dedicated solely to this event.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Steven Mintz

Dr. Steven Mintz, Executive Director of the UT System’s Institute for Transformational Learning, will be the opening keynote speaker. A former director of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Teaching Center, he is an acclaimed scholar in American history, having published 13 books and many scholarly papers. 

In his keynote address, Dr. Mintz will discuss the serious challenges facing public universities and the disruptive transformations that are likely to occur over the next 36 months.

Dr. Van Davis

Dr. Van Davis, Director of Special Projects in the Workforce, Academic Affairs, and Research Division at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, will be the closing keynote speaker.

Van works extensively on distance education and learning technology issues and has directed the state’s course redesign grant program, online faculty professional development program, annual Reinventing Instruction and Learning Conference, and the development of the state’s digital learning objects repository.



Power-packed sessions, discussions and workshops:
Whether it is the best practices and successes in online student services or the future trends in technology, the IOL Conference will be the host to highly informative sessions touching upon all facets of online teaching. Feast your brain with power-packed discussions on following topics and many more:

Day 1 (May 22) 

  • The Principles of Gamification and How to Apply Them to Online Classes by Kevin Yee, University of South Florida
  • Introduction to Digital Video and Online Editing by Jose Carrillo, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • To Teach or Not To Teach Online by William Robertson, The University of Texas at El Paso

and more…

Day 2 (May 23) 

  • Learning on Immersive Terf by Julie LeMoine, 3D ICC
  • Applying Racial and Cultural Theory in Online Courses by Tani Sanchez, The University of Arizona
  • The Planning, Process, Bureaucracy and Bribes of Going Online by Reed Schoenly, Carnegie Mellon University

and more…

Day 3 (May 24) 

  • Connecting the Dots – An instructional design perspective on MOOCs by Oneita Burgess, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin
  • Securely Assessing Student Learning in a Massively Open Online Course by Don Kassner, Andrew Jackson University
  • We built an “app” for that! by Dan Keast, The University of Texas of the Permian Basin

and more…

That for sure is a storehouse of information! Want to attend the Conference in beautiful Alamo City but somehow can’t? Don’t worry. We will exclusively bring you all the action happening at the 9th annual IOL Conference on our website. 

To know more details about the conference program, speakers and the issues they will address, click here.

Subscribe today to the 9th IOL Conference channel on authorSTREAM and get easy and anytime access to the storehouse of valuable information shared and presented during the event. It’s open to all!

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