Monday, October 28th, 2019
4:15 PM - 5:05 PM: Concurrent Sessions
Texas 5
Engagement Strategies for Learners
Session Title
Murder on the Collaboration Express
Drawing inspiration from ways people naturally interact and learn from each other, participants will actively discover examples that illustrate game-based and collaborative solutions for online/blended settings in this gamified murder-mystery session
Learning Objectives
Identify strategies for collaborative and gamified learning opportunities for online/blended courses
Describe real world examples of collaborative learning in online courses.
List the benefits of collaborative, gamified activities and the overall impact on learners.
Intended Participants - Role
Instructional Designers
Intended Participants - Knowledge Level
Participants with some experience in the topic, but looking to grow
Mrs. Lisa Braun Boskovic, Instructional Designer, Florida International University Online
My name is Lisa Boskovic and I'm an Instructional Designer with FIU Online. I graduated from an online Master’s in Instructional Design and Technology at the University of Central Florida. Successfully completing a college program online gives me unique perspective in building courses for distance learners.

Mr Maikel Alendy, Interim Learning Design Innovation Manager, Florida International University Online
My name is Maikel Alendy and I am the Learning Design Innovation Manager at Florida International University (FIU). I manage a team of Instructional Designers that partner with faculty to create, develop, and maintain high-quality courses that are engaging, effective, and meet rigorous quality standards. I am also a professor with the honors college teaching fully-online and hybrid modalities.

Ms. Rossana Quintana, Instructional Designer, Florida International University Online
I am Rossana Quintana, an Instructional Designer at FIU Online. I earned a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education and completed graduate coursework towards an M.S. in Early Childhood Education from FIU. I later earned my M.S. degree Educational Leadership from Concordia University Online. Prior to joining FIU Online, I was an elementary school teacher for Miami-Dade County Public Schools and working remotely for Florida Virtual School with the middle and high school programs. My experience as both an online student and educator gives me a distinctive viewpoint from which to partner with faculty to create high quality online and blended courses.