Online Learning at BU: Innovations, Outcomes, and Insights Conference


The conference provided an opportunity for faculty to learn about BU's eight year history of online program offerings and distance learning technologies and to interact with experienced faculty about their online teaching experiences and program outcomes.  Most importantly, the conference highlighted the insights faculty who develop and teach in these programs have gained about teaching effectiveness, not only in online programs, but in the classroom as well.

8:45am, Opening Remarks

Provost Campbell

9:00am-9:45am, What is Online Learning at BU? Brief history and demo

Opening:  Dean Halfond, MET

Demo:  Distance Education



Interactive Panel – Innovation

Moderator:  Karen Jacobs, SAR

Panelists:  Patrick Jones, CFA

Dominic Screnci, MET/COM Health Communications

Steve Quigley, MET/COM Health Communications

11:00am-11:15am, Break


11:15am-12:15pm, Presentations

John Wallace, CFA – teaching music theory online

Roger Warburton, MET – groups projects and simulations online

12:15pm-1:30pm, Lunch


1:30pm-2:30pm, Presentations

Dan Leclair, MET – how teach online has improved his classroom teaching

June Grasso and Sally Sommers-Smith, CGS -

2:30pm-2:45pm, Break


2:45pm-3:45pm, Presentations

Bob Schudy, MET and Eric Friedman, Distance Education – Proctoring Exams online

Karen Jacobs, SAR – Live classroom

3:45pm-5:00pm, Interactive Panel – Insights

Janelle Heineke, Moderator

Panelists:  Kip Becker, MET, David Whittier, SED, Nancy Coleman, Distance Education

5:00pm-6:00pm, Reception


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