Dear Commons Community,
Yesterday at the OLC ACCELERATE Conference, I attended sessions on student attrition and retention in online courses, adopting video in blended learning classes, and a panel discussion on women in digital learning leadership. The last was a standing room only event with several of my colleagues (Patsy Moskal, Mary Niemiec, and Liz Ciabocchi) sharing their career experiences as technology leaders. My own session on Theories and Frameworks for Online Education: Seeking an Integrated Model went well and I had an attentive audience. In the evening, twelve of us (see above) went out to dinner at Kimonos, a Japanese restaurant.
P.S. I did feel guilty listening to the weather reports back in New York as I was enjoying 80-degree weather here in Florida. I hope all my friends and colleagues fended well during the first snow storm of the season.