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ETOM Fall 2020 Virtual Conference

November 6, 2020 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm EST

On Friday, November 6, we’ll offer our first virtual conference! This event is FREE for our members. Our guest speaker will be Norm Vaughan – An educator and researcher with interests in blended learning and Faculty development. Dr. Vaughan is a Professor in the Dept. of Education, Faculty of Health, Community, Education at Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta. Dr. Vaughan will talk about:

  • Student expectations and demands on faculty to deliver a quality distance learning experience
  • What faculty can do in Zoom beyond lecturing the entire time
  • Synchronous/asynchronous learning
  • Maintaining/ensuring quality in blended learning environments

Conference Registration

Register here. A secure link will be provided for each session. You may want to download and review the complete program (above) before you register.

Conference Overview


Welcome and Keynote (9:00 – 10:30am)

  • Margaret Bourcier, ETOM President
  • Dr. Norm Vaughan, Professor

Breakout Session 1 (10:40 – 11:30am)

  • Empowering the Pivot: Supporting Faculty in Uncertain Times and Beyond
  • Incorporating Experiential Learning into Computer Classes
  • HyFlex teaching and Blended Learning: A Genre Problem

Breakout Session 2 (11:40 – 12:30pm)

  • LOL! The Fun We Have with Live OnLine!
  • Nap Time or Class Time: Engaging Students in the Zoom Classroom
  • COVID CRAZY – Maintaining Peace and Best Practice During a Pandemic

Lunch Break(12:30 – 1:00 pm)


Breakout Session 3 (1:00 – 1:50pm)

  • First Year Engineering Students’ Advice for Online Faculty 
  • Academic Integrity Through Teaching and Learning 
  • When the Medium Chooses the Method: Online Discussion Beyond Respond Once, Reply Twice
  • Meaningful Engagement in the YouTube Era

Wrap Up (2:00 – 2:50pm)

  • Dr. Norm Vaughan will lead a discussion of key learning from our virtual conference.
  • The ETOM Executive Board will share special announcements and launch the survey!