Many Adventist institutions have recognized that online education makes it possible to expand the reach of the Adventist educational system into the homes and workplaces of Adventists unable to attend a residential campus. New communication technologies are taking online education into directions that are more accessible, instructionally enriched, and interpersonally connected. As a matter of fact, the growth of communication technologies can present both new and creative opportunities but also challenges for faculty to keep up.
The objective of this conference is to create a space to explore and discuss current trends and best practices in online education. Participants will share ideas and projects that will enable us to make best use of the online environment, aligning technology to needs of the Adventist church in its mission and defining ways to collaborate and share effective practices.
We welcome educators engaged in Adventist online learning at any level and from any country. Come to share and network. Leave inspired and equipped to improve your educational ministry.
|Registration Period||Dates||International and Virtual Cost||US & Canada|
|Early registration||April 30 to July 5, 2017||$30 USD||$75 USD|
|Registration open||July 6 to September 26, 2017||$35 USD||$80 USD|
|Late registration||September 27 to October 12, 2017||$40 USD||$85 USD|
Registration provides access to all conference events, including three breakfasts, three lunches, and two dinners. Attendees will be responsible for all other meals and personal expenses.
Blocks of rooms have been reserved for the nights of Monday October 9, 2017 –Thursday October 12, 2017 in the Andrews University Campus Center and University Towers, Hilton Garden Inn, and Comfort Inn and Suites. Contact the desired location to reserve your room. All prices are USD.
Andrews University is a two-hour drive from Chicago airports and 30 minutes from the South Bend, Indiana, Regional Airport. Cars may be rented at any airport. International guests may email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange transport to/from the South Bend Airport.
Coach USA runs shuttle busses to and from Chicago’s Midway and O’Hare airports and South Bend airport. Reservations are recommended.
Phone: 800-833-5555 (Mishawaka, IN)
Cost: $42.00 USD one way
Attendees have the opportunity to visit the Adventist Heritage Village in Battle Creek, Michigan, after the conference on Friday, October 13. The cost for this optional activity, $25, is paid in addition to the conference fee, at the time of registration. The cost includes transportation, a box lunch, and the tour.
When: October 13, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Where: Begin and end in the Chan Shun Parking
|Time||Tuesday, October 10, 2017||Wednesday, October 11, 2017||Thursday, October 12, 2017|
|8:30-9:00||Worship Felix Cortez (Andrews University)||Worship||Worship
Jared Briggman (Andrews University online student alumnus)
Larry Blackmer (North American Division)
Daryl Gungadoo (Adventist World Radio)
|Adam Fenner (Adventist Learning Community)
Nancy Lamoreaux (General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists)
|10:30-11:20||Breakout Sessions||Breakout Sessions||Workshops|
Student Panel Keynote
|2:00-3:00||Show ‘n’ Tell: Collaboration Showcase||Workshops||Breakout Sessions|
|3:15-4:15||Breakout Sessions||Speedy Slides Sessions|
|4:30-5:30||Speedy Slides Sessions||Fun Run / Walk 5K||Poster Sessions|
|5:30-6:30||Welcome Reception and Posters||Dinner Roundtable Conversations (Dinner on your own)||Collaborative Project Reports|
|6:30-8:00||Dinner and Keynote
Darcy Hardy (Blackboard Consulting)
|Dinner and Closing Keynote
Ismael Castillo (Universidad de Montemorelos)
Online Teacher Consecration
We invite your proposals for presentations, panels, workshops to be shared at our conference. We want to provide opportunities for Adventist educators to network, as well as draw on the wider fields of Christian and public online education. Our attendees expect quality sessions sharing best practices, experiences, research, or models that work; and sessions projecting trends in Adventist, Christian, and online education with practical suggestions for meeting current and future challenges and opportunities.
Recording: You will indicate your willingness for your presentation to be recorded: yes/no