Announcing the Fall 2012 Symposium


‘Best Practices in Online Education’

Friday, November 2, 2012 

Macomb Community College – Center Campus

44575 Garfield, Clinton Township, MI

8:00 a.m.          Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.          Introduction:  Dr. Patrick G. Callaghan, Alliance President,  Northwood University

9:05 a.m.          Welcoming Remarks: Dr. James O. Sawyer IV, Provost, Macomb Community College 

9:15 a.m.          Speaker:  Bruce Umpstead/Barbara Fardall, Office of Educational Technology, State of Michigan

Topic:  5-4-3-2-1 Michigan! Operationalizing Any Time, Any Place, Any Way, Any Pace Learning

10:00 a.m.        Concurrent Breakout Sessions (Two Sessions; 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.)

Topic: National and Local Perspective of Online Degree Programs 

                                  Carl Weckerle, Macomb Community College – Moderator

                                  Dr. William Solomonson, Oakland University 

Topic:   Enhancing Online Learning – A Faculty Perspective 

                                  Jan Feldbauer, Schoolcraft College – Moderator

                                  Dr. Linda Wiechowski, Walsh College

                                  Dr. Stuart Scott, Macomb Community College  

Noon:               Lunch

“Selling” Online Education – Insights into National
Online Providers

David Linabury, Director, Interactive Experience, Campbell-Ewald

1:00 p.m.          Presentation: 2012 Distinguished Online Faculty Member of the Year

1:15 p.m.          Speaker: David Forman, Gale/Cengage Learning

Topic: The Future of Distance Education

2:15 p.m.          Speaker: Patty Cox, Head of Category Development, Automotive, LinkedIn

Presentation: LinkedIn and Social Media Tools for Educators

3:15 p.m.          Sponsor Remarks / Closing Remarks / Raffle


Thank you for the participation in this exchange of ideas and best practices.  Together we can offer our students a world class, engaged and meaningful learning experience!