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Virtual eLearning Summit 2021

Ends Mar 20, 2021
5.5 credits

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stampVirtual eLearning Summit 2021

Friday, March 19th

9:00 am - 3:30 pm  Mountain Time (+2 EST, -1 PST)



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eLearning has impacted college classrooms across the country. Although there have been many challenges, online instructional delivery has supported the way we interact and provide educational meaning and understandings to learners. This Summit will address eLearning opportunities that lie ahead in higher education. Additionally, this virtual learning experience will share best practices of the most highly regarded areas when designing and delivering online instruction. The purpose of this summit is to assist educators in improving upon what they already know and/or become aware of best practices that may be missing from their teaching repertoire. Learn from renowned educators and instructional designers from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP), which has been offering eLearning education for the past 20 plus years.

Keynote: Dr. Marsha Lovett, Cognitive Psychologist, Carnegie Mellon University

This Summit is offered for 5.5 CE Credit Hours.


Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions proudly presents our first virtual eLearning Summit for higher education faculty and administrators. This summit is for healthcare educators in higher education who are novice with online learning design or have been instructing via an online platform for an average amount of time.

Summit Schedule

Detailed Printable Schedule

Friday, March 19th (all times listed in MT)

AM 9:00 9:10 Welcome  
9:10 10:00 Keynote: Opportunities for the Future of Online Education

Marsha Lovett, PhD

Carnegie Mellon University

10:00 10:10 Break  
10:00 10:40 Connecting and Staying Connected

Malissa Martin, EdD, ATC

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

10:40 10:50 Break  
10:50 11:30 Transitioning from Synchronous to Asynchronous Designs

Tom Cappaert, PhD, ATC

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

11:30 11:40 Break  
PM 11:40 12:30 Shifting from F2F to Online Active Learning: Fundamentals

Jan Reese, MS & Jon Baird, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C, ATC

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

Elevated Active Learning Techniques

Panel of Online Instructors, TBD

12:30 1:30 Lunch  
1:00 1:20 Presenter Chat Time  
1:30 2:20 Discussions: Essential Designs and Concepts

Jan Reese, MS & Malissa Martin, EdD, ATC

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

Beyond the Essentials: Designing Robust Discussions Using Advanced Tools

Chris Blakesley, PhD & Bryan Gee, PhD, OTD

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions

2:20 2:30 Break  
2:30 3:20 Providing Effective and Efficient Feedback to Maximize Student Learning

Katie Walsh, PhD

Carnegie Mellon University

3:20 3:30 Closing Remarks  


In order of appearance...

Marsha Lovett, PhD

  • Associate Vice Provost for Educational Innovation and Learning Analytics
  • Director, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation
  • Co-coordinator of The Simon Initiative
  • Professor of Psychology (Teaching)
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Marsha Lovett is Director of the Eberly Center and a Teaching Professor in the Department of Psychology. At the Eberly Center, she applies theoretical and empirical principles from cognitive psychology to help instructors improve their teaching. In her research, Dr. Lovett studies learning, memory, and problem solving. She has published more than fifty research articles on learning and instruction.

Throughout her career, Dr. Lovett has been deeply involved in both local and national efforts to understand and improve student learning. Her book How Learning Works: 7 Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching (co-authored with past Eberly colleagues) distills the research on how students learn into a set of fundamental principles that instructors can use to guide their teaching. Dr. Lovett has also developed several innovative, educational technologies to promote student learning and metacognition, including StatTutor and the Learning Dashboard.