Education 20/20:

Innovative Teaching and Learning at a Distance

A free, one day conference at the University of Houston

Friday, November 4, 2016
8:00am - 4:00pm


As new digital forms of formal and informal learning proliferate, there is an increasing need to better understand how people in different regions of the world are implementing massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other forms of open educational resources (OERs). Join us for a one-day, working conference to explore technological and pedagogical developments in e-learning and hear from top researchers and innovators in the field.


Dr. Curtis Bonk

Professor, School of Education
Indiana University

Dr. Tom Reeves

Professor, College of Education
University of Georgia

Dr. Steven Mintz

Professor, College of Liberal Arts
University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Richard Baraniuk

Victor E. Cameron Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rice University

Meet the Editors!

MOOCs and Open Education Around the World

Curtis J. Bonk

Mimi M. Lee

Thomas C. Reeves

Thomas H. Reynolds



Time Session Title Speaker Location
8:00-8:55 Check-In,
Continental Breakfast
Kiva, Farish Hall
9:00-10:00 Opening Keynote Kiva, Farish Hall
Welcome Dr. Jeff Morgan
Education 20/20 meets Education 3.0: Visions of Our Changing Learning World! Dr. Curtis Bonk
10:15-11:00 Breakout Sessions
Sharing Experiences of Simultaneous Open Access (Free) and Low Cost Book Publishing in Amazon CreateSpace Dr. Curtis Bonk Farish 211
The Importance of Evaluating Alignment in Distance Education Dr. Thomas Reeves Farish 213
Imagining and Implementing the Future of Learning Dr. Steven Mintz Farish 217
Panel Discussion about UH MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) Experiences from Instructors’, Designers’, and Students’ Perspectives Farish 218
Panel Discussion: Dispelling Myths and Uncovering Opportunities in Online Education UH Instructional Designers Farish 219
11:00-11:15 Break
11:15-12:00 Plenary Address
OpenStax: An Open Education Case Study Dr. Richard Baraniuk Kiva, Farish Hall
12:15-1:15 Lunch Keynote Ticket required to pick up box lunch Kiva, Farish Hall
Breaking the Iron Triangle: Affordability, Quality, and Student Success Dr. Steven Mintz
Explanation of Small Work Groups Dr. Curtis Bonk
1:15-1:30 Break
1:30-2:15 Interactive Discussions in Small Groups
Participants will select a small group in which to participate for this session. A group leader will introduce the topic and facilitate a discussion trying to reveal common issues and solutions. The goal is the creation of an open forum in which the participants generate the majority of the discussion and knowledge sharing. These interactive sessions will allow participants to drive their own learning, listen to multiple perspectives on the same issue, and share experiences with individuals throughout the room. As a bonus, this interactive peer-to-peer format is also an excellent opportunity for participants to build new connections and perhaps collaborate on research projects.
2:30-3:15 Closing Keynote Kiva, Farish Hall
Authentic Learning at a Distance: Not Easy, But It Can Be Done Dr. Thomas Reeves
3:15-4:00 Closing Remarks Kiva, Farish Hall
Online Tasks for Small Work Groups Dr. Sara McNeil
MOOC Book give-aways and signing Drs. Bonk, Lee and Reeves

Get in Touch

Contact the ITLD Conference at the University of Houston


3657 Cullen Blvd.
Houston, TX 77204