The Online Teaching Conference is presented annually by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office Telecommunications and Technology Infrastructure Program’s, (TTIP), CCC TechConnect Grant. TTIP was created by Budget Act language in fiscal year 1996-97 to provide system wide technical innovations and support to coordinate activities that maximize the system’s investment in technology. Under this program the TechConnect grant (3C Media Solutions, CCC Confer, @ONE, and the Online Teaching Conference) provides a coordinated platform of technology products, services, trainings, and support to students, faculty, and staff throughout the California community colleges’ decentralized infrastructure. Specifically, the Online Teaching Conference, which began over 17 years ago, is an event for faculty, staff and administrators who are engaged or interested in online education, including delivery of online services, emerging technologies, student success, library and technical support. As an inter-segmental conference focused on curriculum, pedagogy and technology to better online instruction and learning and improve student success, the Online Teaching Conference is a great opportunity for educators to spend time with colleagues, sharing knowledge, imparting and receiving best practices, and learning from other’s experiences.
If building relationships with 900+ faculty, staff and administrators of the 114 California Community Colleges is important to you . . .then you should be a part of this. Our attendees including CCC Presidents, Deans, Professors, Adjunct Instructors, Distance Education Coordinators, Instructional Designers and more. We also have attendees from the UC, CSU, and other institutions in the US and worldwide.
Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Education
San Diego State University
J. Luke Wood, Ph.D. is the Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Education in the College of Education at San Diego State University. Wood serves as the Director of the Joint Ph.D. program in Education between San Diego State University and Claremont Graduate University and Director of the Ed.D. Program in Community College Leadership. Dr. Wood is also Co-Director of the Community College Equity Assessment Lab (CCEAL), a national research and practice center. Wood’s research focuses on factors affecting the success of boys and men of color education, with a specific focus on community colleges. In particular, his research examines contributors (e.g., social, psychological, academic, environmental, institutional) to positive outcomes. Dr. Wood has delivered over a 120 scholarly professional and conference presentations. His research has been featured by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Huffington Post, Fortune Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle, and C-SPAN. Dr. Wood has authored over 120 publications, including more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles.
He has authored and edited 14 books, his most recent books include: Supporting men of color in the community college (2017, Wood and Harris III), Teaching boys and young men of color (2016, Wood and Harris III) and Teaching men of color in the community college (2015, Wood, Harris III, and White). Wood received his PhD in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (Higher Education) and master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction (Early Childhood Education) from Arizona State University (ASU). He also holds a master’s degree in Higher Education Leadership (Student Affairs) and a bachelor’s degree in Black History and Politics from California State University, Sacramento. Luke is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.
University of Tampa
Aimee Whiteside is an associate professor at the University of Tampa where she previously served as interim co-director her university’s Center for Teaching and Learning. She recently co-edited the book, Social Presence in Online Learning: Multiple Perspectives on Research and Practice, with Amy Garrett Dikkers and Karen Swan. Her work has been featured in several peer-reviewed journals, including the Online Learning Journal (OLJ), Journal of Interactive Online Learning (JIOL), International Journal of E-Learning and Distance Education (IJEDE), EDUCAUSE Review, and the Online Learning Consortium’s Effective Practices. Additionally, she has written chapters in several books, such as Emotions, Technology, and Learning and Computer-Mediated Communication across Cultures: International Interactions in Online Environments as well as special volumes in the Advances in Research on Teaching and the New Directions in Teaching and Learning series.
Instructional Designer, Distance Education
Santa Rosa Junior College
Liz du Plessis is the Instructional Designer in the Distance Education department at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC). She received a Master of Education degree in Learning Systems Design and Development from University of Missouri-Columbia in 2011 and a Ph.D. in U.S. History from Indiana University-Bloomington in 2009. She has served as an Instructional Designer inside and outside of higher education and as adjunct faculty in History. She has taught online, hybrid/flipped, face-to-face, and correspondence courses and trainings. At SRJC, she conducts workshops and creates resources to support faculty development of online course materials using Canvas and other tools.