Come and Learn from LED at Innovate on 16 May 2019

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LED members will be presenting at two highly interactive, engaging sessions at InnovateX on 16 May 2019.

Digital Engagement: What Students Want from Your Online Class

10:15-11:00, Great Hall Meeting Room 1

Meaningful engagement in online learning is a major challenge when teaching at the college level. Do you know what students want from your online class? In this interactive panel presentation, students from Ohio State’s online Master of Learning Technologies program candidly discuss their experiences with teaching methods and technologies in higher education. Gain insight from a variety of students, and take the opportunity to ask them your questions.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Creating Interactive Learning Experiences

11:15-12:00, Great Hall Meeting Room 1

Did you flip pages to Choose Your Own Adventure books? Did Black Mirror: Bandersnatch snatch your attention? Both excite their audience by offering meaningful choices and encouraging multiple attempts through branching storylines. Learn how the research behind—and applications of—choosing your own adventures inlearning can inspire curiosity and encourage higher-order thinking. Experiment with sample games created through simple presentation software, an eLearning module, and video.

Come and start your conference experience by learning with LED!


Ohio State’s Innovate, here we go again…

Last year LED research group led a 45-min session on “Shifting the Balance: Engaging Students as Collaborators in Online Course Redesign” at 2018 Innovate that attracted more than 100 participants who engaged in collaborative design activities.

During this January writing retreat, LED research group members worked diligently on creating different session ideas for InnovateX, the Ohio State’s annual conference in online learning and teaching. The Request for Proposals is now open and asks for new ways to excite students about learning, explore teaching opportunities outside the classroom and delve into the student experience.

Hurry, the deadline is January 25, 2019!

LED writing retreat, January 18, 2019.

North presents at Central Ohio ATD and Greater Cincinnati ATD Conferences

LED research group member Cara North recently presented at Central Ohio Association for Talent and Development and Greater Cincinnati Association for Talent and Development annual conferences. The Association for Talent and Development is the oldest and largest professional organization for learning and development professionals across the world.

The Central Ohio ATD Conference, Learning Technologies and Design Day, was September 18, 2018, and held at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. North served on the conference committee and had two presentations and facilitated a panel. North presented with her podcasting partner, Joseph Suarez, eLearning Developer at Cardinal Health. North and Suarez led a session called Podcasting for Learning, which focused on getting started technically with creating a podcast as a learning solution. Additionally, North presented with Sean Hickey, Lead Curriculum Developer at Ohio State’s Center on Education and Training for Employment. North and Hickey’s session, None of the Above: Common Pitfalls for Multiple-Choice Assessment was presented in a gameshow format and was the highest rated session of the day. Finally, North facilitated the closing general session panel: How Do You Keep Up With the Pace of Technology?. The panel included the conference keynote speaker Mike Taylor, Jeff Zoller, Learning and Development Specialist at AEP, and Joseph Suarez.
Hickey and North

The Greater Cincinnati ATD Powers of Possibilities Conference was October 5, 2018, at the Savannah Center in West Chester, Ohio.  North was an invited presenter and lead a table topics discussion Twitter – Building Knowledge 280 Characters at a Time.

North is President-Elect of Central Ohio ATD and is looking forward to providing more leadership and programming opportunities to emerging professionals.

LED research group represented at EdMedia 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

EdMedia + Innovate Learning is a premier international conference in educational multimedia, hypermedia & technology-enhanced learning that spans all disciplines and levels of education attracting researchers and practitioners in the field from 70 plus countries.

‘I Am Pleased to Inform You That…’ Insights and Advice on Getting Published in Educational and Instructional Technology a session designed for the EdMedia’s Emerging Scholar Stream offered by Ana-Paula Correia and her colleague from Indiana University, Curt Bonk.

Slides and resources can be found at: and

Another presentation on the successes of students creating online discussions was also delivered at EdMedia 2018. It offered a novel pedagogical approach for online discussions by presenting reflections on a case where online students were permitted to create and facilitate online discussions.

The session was named No prior experience necessary: Reflecting on the learning experiences offered by student-created online discussions. Resources on the topic were shared with the audience:

Proceedings book article available here:

LED interactive session at Innovate 2018

The Internet is a powerful democratizing force, allowing people in disempowered positions to discover their voice and power to shape their community. Yet, often within online classrooms, the traditional teacher-student hierarchy is not simply preserved but intensified. Teachers have sole control over course design and content creation, which they present as a finished product for students’ consumption.

Learning & Experience Design research group presented at Innovate 2018. This was a 45 min session on “Shifting the Balance: Engaging Students as Collaborators in Online Course Redesign” that attracted more than 100 participants who engaged in collaborative design activities. 

This session introduced participants to an alternative, presenting a case study where students in an online graduate-level program at a research university participated in redesigning a course they have taken or are going to take. The instructor introduced the case, and then the students shared stories of how they have co-designed, are co-designing, and will co-design the course and the benefits they gained from it. The session concluded with a discussion and Q&A around practical strategies that participants can use to involve their students in redesigning educational content.

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Ana-Paula Correia represents LED at AERA

Ana-Paula Correia actively participated at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in NYC in April. She joined the paper session on “Considerations on the Design of Online Learning Events,” co-led Special Interest Group Online Teaching & Learning (OTL) business meeting, was the Discussant for the Symposium on Social Presence in Online Learning, and networked with her many colleagues and friends. LED group is now working on research proposals for the 2019 AERA annual meeting in Toronto!

Speaking at the “Considerations on the Design of Online Learning Events” session.


Presenting awards at OTL business meeting.


LED presence at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference

The LED Research group at the Greater Columbus Convention Center


The LED Research Group gave a talk at the 2018 Ohio Educational Technology Conference, entitled “When Learning Design Meets Online Learning: Concepts and Cases.” We introduced the educators in attendance to the concept of learning design, and showed them how they could use the field’s methods and strategies to design online learning that met their learners’ needs.


Association for Educational Communications and Technology 2017 annual convention

Cara North and Ana-Paula Correia presented at the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) 2017 Annual Convention in Jacksonville, FL. The presentation was titled, “Evaluation of the Duolingo English Test: Implications for K-12 English Language Learners” and was offered in a roundtable format with three other co-presenters.  Resources from the presentation can be found at

AECT concurrent session, Jacksonville, FL.

Correia was also selected as a mentor and guest speaker for the AECT Early Career Symposium that took place two days before the 2017 Annual Convention. The Early Career Symposium aims to create a community of researchers committed to designing the next generation of learning technologies and increase understanding of how people learn in technology-rich learning environments.

AECT Early Career Symposium, Jacksonville, FL.