2016 TxDLA Conference

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016
3:30 PM - 4:20 PM: Breakout Sessions
What Administrators Need to Know for Successful Online Education Programs
School administrators are faced with many decisions about online learning, but haven't had the preparation to understand what constitutes successful online learning and the best attributes of online teachers. This free-wheeling discussion will help prepare administrators with the knowledge to ask the right questions and make informed decisions.
Track: Administration and Policy
Room: Bowie B (Floor 2)
Mr. Raymond Rose, Rose & Smith Associates, President
Ray is author of numerous papers on accessibility in online learning, with a long record of presentations on the topic. His past roles include a civil rights specialist and compliance monitor as well as civil rights technical assistance provider.
Dr. R. Jefferson George, University of North Texas, Senior Lecturer
Dr. R. Jefferson George began his career in education as a media specialist, with his main focus to support instruction in a college classroom through a growing use of the available technology. He has decades of experience providing distance education using multiple methods. He created his own video production company, creating videos for classroom instruction. Returning to the University of North Texas, he became a mentor in a graduate student teaching program, and began writing faculty professional development courses. He has returned to his interest in learning technologies and, besides developing courses in the master's program, is developing a series of online doctoral courses for the doctorate in Educational Leadership. Dr. George is continuing research into the development of an engaging instructional platform in a virtual environment and understanding the online experience of the native digital learner. In addition, he received the UNT 2015 Exemplary Online Teacher and Course Award.