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ETOM Summer 2023 Retreat and Mini-Conference

June 8 June 9

RAM Conference Center – Higgins Lake, 104 Conservation Dr., Roscommon, MI 48653

Course Design 2030: The Future of Distance Education

Join us as we discuss high-tech in a low-tech environment (with good WiFi)!

Guest Speaker

Headshot of Guest Speaker

Fred Lokken, Past Chair of ITC and Professor of Political Science at Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno, NV will discuss:

  • the evolving role/capabilities of the LMS (as the platform) and what it can support in relation to course design
  • the importance of Instructional Designers
  • the changing nature of what will constitute student engagement (from a curriculum standpoint)
  • AI – how it will be used
  • the need for a centralized office/staff in support of the online program/curriculum
  • making course design more standardized/related faculty buy-in and essential training and support

Mini-Conference Call for Proposals

After our guest speaker joins us from Nevada, we will be offering sessions in a relaxed, short format. We’d like member institutions to share their vision of the future of distance learning and the latest in instructional technology. Examples might include the use of VR in the classroom, HyFlex environments and the use of AI. If you would like to share/present, please complete our short call for proposal form. The deadline is May 1.


Coming soon!

$140 Registration Fee (Includes meals and room)