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Visions and Sites of Online Literacy Education

The 2021 Conference Program

Below is the program for the 2021 Visions and Sites conference, which will be held January 29, 2021. Note that recordings, with the  exception of the Welcome Video are typically made available only to GSOLE members. 


January 19, 2021

Opening of Asychronous Engagement

The GSOLE Annual Conference actually starts ten days before the main sessions. Attendees are encouraged to view the Welcome video and visit the Praxis Poster Hall, contributing to the asynchronous discussion prior to the synchronous sessions on January 29.


President's Welcome Video


AVAILABLE JANUARY 19, 2021

View GSOLE President Dan Seward's Welcome Video!

Praxis Post(er) Hall

Praxispost(er) Placard: A sequential silhouette iconograph depiction of Praxis Post(er) concept, including a silhouette head with white gears inside followed by a plus sign joining the head with an image of a display screen with a pie chart, all followed by an equal sign leading to an image of three silhouette figures watching a large screen--all on a two-tone green field.

AVAILABLE JANUARY 19, 2021

Visit the Praxis Post(er) Hall, view the videos, and post comments!

January 29, 2021

8:00-8:15 am EST: Live Welcome (in Zoom)

Come join the conference co-chairs for a welcome message before the first sessions start.

Agenda:

8:00am - Conference Welcome
8:10am - Praxis Post(er) Drawings

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8:30 - 9:45 am EST: Concurrent Session One

​Room 1: Site Share Panel.The Need for Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Writing Programs: Toward a More Anti-Resistant, Neurofluent Pedagogy 

Presenters: 


Connor Campbell, Lincoln University;

Shelly Norris, Lincoln University;

Kathleen Turner Ledgerwood, Lincoln University




Room 2: Transforming Transnational and Trans-lingual Learning Contexts

1. (Re)thinking Access in Transnational Contexts: the Experience of a First-time OLI Instructor

Presenter: Nancy Henaku, Michigan Tech

2. Teaching International Students Online During COVID-19

Presenter: Meghalee Das, Texas Tech

3. Orchestrated Discussion in an Online Academic Writing Course for International Students

Presenter: Dmitri Stanchevici, George Washington University

4. Ignite Talk: Inclusive Translingual and Multilingual Remote Support for the Composition Classroom

Presenter: Barbara George, Kent State University, Salem



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9:55am-10:55am EST - First Plenary Session

Scott Warnock: ‘Spatio-hybrid,’ ‘chrono-hybrid,’ “classroom,’ ‘homework,’ and other puzzling OLI terms

10:55 am -11:25 am EST: First Inter-Session Break

 Sponsors Label:"SPONSORS" in gray at 90-degree orientation starting from the bottom.  PowerNotes placard: "PowerNotes" and "Better writing through better research" no a yellow background.  PowerNotes Demo Request Placard: PowerNotes "P" logo above "Click here to schedule a PowerNotes demo today! Or email contact@PowerNotes.com"

Take a moment to stretch your legs, rest your eyes, whatever you need . . .

or join us in the Lobby for other interactive activities and brief informational messages:

Agenda:

10:55 am - Sponsor Presentation: PowerNotes

11:05 am - Sponsor this slot

11:15 am - Sponsor this slot

INTER-SESSION BREAKS ARE NOT RECORDED 

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11:35 am-12:50 pm EST: Concurrent Session Two

​Room 1: Site Share Panel 2: Beyond the Discussion Bored/Board

Presenters:

Jason Snart, College of DuPage

Casey McArdle, Michigan State University

Jessie Borgman, Arizona State University





Room 2: Driving Success through Student-Centered Pedagogies


1. Student Perceptions of Writing, Transfer, and Dispositions in Online First-Year Writing Courses

Presenter: Brian Urias, Bowling Green State University

2. Communities of CURE: Undergraduate Research in the COVID-Era Classroom

Presenters: Angela Laflen, California State University, Sacramento; Moira Fitzgibbons, Marist College

3. Career-Based Research in First Year OWI: From Ikigai to Multimodal Performance

Presenter: Beatrice Mendez Newman, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

4. Ignite Talk: Students are Users Too

Presenter: Dina Lopez, Texas Tech University


Room 3: Performing a Pandemic Paradigm Shift in Pedagogy

1. Emergency Remote Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges Faced by Secondary Education Teachers in Greece

Presenter: Panagiota Samioti, University of Crete

2. Moving a Composition Program Online in a Hurry: The Politics and Policies of Emergency Remote Instruction

Presenters: Tyler S. Branson, University of Toledo; Anthony Edgington, University of Toledo

3. Changing with the Times: A Study of Instructors’ Preparedness for Remote Composition Delivery

Presenters: Pamela Lieske, Kent State University at Trumbull; Ana Wetzl, Kent State University at Trumbull; Mahli Mechenbier, Kent State University at Geauga

4. Designing Online First-Year Writing Courses Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Presenter: Mikenna Sims, California State University, Sacramento



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1:00 pm-2:15 pm EST: Concurrent Session Three

Room 1: Site Share Panel

Students’ Perceptions of the Role of Technology for Learning in FYW

Presenters: Catrina Mitchum, University of Arizona; Janine Morris, Nova Southeastern University; Marcela Hebbard, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley





Room 2: ​​Praxis Poster Respondent Forum

Post comments before January 29 to be entered into the Welcome Session drawing!

Room 3: Constructing Inclusive Classroom Communities

1. Social Presence and Social Identity in OWI

Presenters: Lyra Hilliard, University of Maryland; Mary Stewart, CSU San Marcos

2. Peaceful Teaching Practices in Online Writing Classes

Presenter: Crystal Sands, Walden University and Excelsior College

3. Anti-Racist Pedagogy in Fall 2020: Racial Justice Conversations in the Online Classroom


Presenter: Allison Peters, Northern Michigan University

4. What Military Students Can Teach Us about Online Literacy Education

Presenter: Meghan Velez, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University





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2:25-3:25 pm EST: Second Plenary Session

Louis Maraj: Hashtag Literacy: Annotating (as) AntiRacism



3:25-3:55 - Second Inter-Session Break 

3:25pm - Sponsor Presentation: ELI Review

3:35pm- Sponsor Presentation Old Dominion University

3:45pm- Sponsor this Slot

INTERSESSION BREAKS ARE NOT RECORDED

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3:55 pm-5:10 pm EST: Concurrent Session Four

Room 1 - Site Share Panel

Building and Sustaining Collaborative Communities During Crisis

Presenters: Sarah Zurhellen, Elizabeth Carroll, Julie Karaus, Kelly Terzaken, and Miles Britton, Appalachian State University



Room 2: Training Technology to Serve Teaching


1. The Messy World of Online Literacy Instruction: Using Design-Based Methodology to Understand and Improve Our Students’ Experience
Presenter: Miranda L. Egger, University of Colorado Denver

2. Pedagogy Take the Wheel: It Ain't About the Tools

Presenters: Ashlyn Walden, UNC Charlotte; Cat Mahaffey, UNC Charlotte

3. Digitalizing a University Writing Center

Presenters: Alana Kuhlman, Nairui Chen, Tanya Bychkovska, Nathan Lemin, Northern Arizona University

4. Ignite Talk: Using Flipgrid to Lighten the Literacy Load and Break Down Barriers

Presenter: Christine Fiorite, Joliet Junior College


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5:20-6:35 pm EST: Concurrent Session Five

This panel is sponsored by Eli Review. Eli Review is an online course tool created by instructors for instructors to promote effective peer feedback and critical thinking. Learn more at https://elireview.com/gsole-2021/

Room 1 - Site Share Panel

On the Global Preparation of Online Literacy Instructors: A Tale of GSOLE’s Basic OLI Certification Development

Presenters: Amy Cicchino, Auburn University; Mary Stewart, CSU San Marcos; Kevin DePew, Old Dominion University; Jason Snart, College of DuPage



Room 2 - Managing Modalities of Expression and Experience

1. Saving Instructional Time & Sanity: The Benefits of Student-Led Online Discussion Boards

Presenter: Megan J. Busch, University of South Carolina

2. High-Time for Hyflex Learning: The Stress of Teaching Multiple Modalities for Students of Privilege and Students with Challenges

Presenter: Mary Lourdes Silva, Ithaca College

3. Peer Review and Learning Community in First-Year Writing

Presenters: Jennifer Cunningham, Kent State University; Natalie Stillman-Webb, University of Utah




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