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Wolven Presents at OLC Innovate Conference

Lincoln Trail College’s Dr. Ann R. Wolven recently presented at the international OLC Innovate 2016 conference in New Orleans, LA. The conference focused on blended, hybrid, and online education and technology. Dr. Wolven’s presentation, “Faculty Metamorphosis through Mobile Technology” identified how mobile technology influences students’ learning. She also discussed the importance of faculty receiving professional development and support to include mobile technology within course pedagogy and classroom activities. The topic was based on results identified in her doctoral dissertation, “A Qualitative Case Study of Social Technology’s Influence on Student Learning”.

The OLC Innovate 2016 conference was sponsored by the Online Learning Consortium and MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching). The conference was for faculty, information technology staff, online instructional designers, and administrators; the conference was attended in person and virtually by more than 800 people worldwide. Dr. Wolven attended sessions on developing and improving online courses and teaching, utilization of multimedia technology in classes, integration of smartphones and mobile devices in class, improving Americans with Disabilities Act services through the use of technology in class, and improving student engagement and learning.

Dr. Wolven teaches English and literature courses at LTC. She has designed and taught online, hybrid, and traditional classes at Lincoln Trail since 2001. Her background includes being a certified Master Online Teacher through the University of Illinois.

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