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Sneak Peek at the 11th Annual Digital Education Summit


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Digital Education Summit
Friday, September 23, 2022
Streaming Online

Featuring presenters from across the continent, the 11th annual Digital Education Summit is a free one-day virtual event for the education community where educators can share their experiences, teach, learn, and promote effective practices and methodologies.

At #DES22, you'll hear from a diverse group of thinkers, doers, faculty peers, and education professionals in a series of breakout sessions and hands-on workshops. Leave with proven methods and techniques for more effective teaching in the digital environment. 

A Preview of This Year’s Event

Let's Not Romanticize 2019 (Keynote)

SHSU Online is pleased to present education technology consultant and author Phil Hill as this year’s keynote presenter.

Phil Hill will discuss the emerging new normal of digital education and how it compares/contrasts with pre-pandemic learning, including the role of key technologies such as the LMS and video conferencing.

It's All About Relationships, Right?

Presented by Mr. Patrick Smith (Sam Houston State University), Dr. Angela Ausbrooks (Texas State University), Dr. Alexander Nagurney (University of Hawaii at Hilo), and Dr. Gwendolyn Morel (Texas Higher Ed Coordinating Board)

Relationships that are formed between instructors, learners, and peers are a critical part of any learning experience – even more so when the course being taught is about relationships! Share in the stories of three relationship-focused instructors who explored different instructional approaches and tools to help form, grow, and nurture important relationships in their online courses.

Creating Meaning-Making Opportunities Within Digitized Higher Education Environments and Online Learning

Presented by Dr. Ricardo Montelongo (Sam Houston State University)

How do college students make sense of self in an increasingly digitized higher education environment? Can deep, meaning-making experiences occur for online students? Presenters provide faculty and student insights on these topics using their work in creating an online graduate special topics course on spirituality. Strategies to enhance meaning-making in online learning will be recommended and further developed.

Hope and Hospitality in the Online Environment

Presented by Dr. Tracy Spencer (Lamar Institute of Technology)

Students in a fully online environment can feel isolated and lose faith in the process. Create a place that welcomes and encourages students to be their very best! Learn some easy tweaks to make your online class more engaging and comfortable.

View more of the sessions scheduled for #DES22

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