Thank you for attending this year’s Kentucky Convergence Conference! Next year’s conference will be November 7-8, 2024, so save the date and be on the look out for more information in the spring.

November 9-10, 2023
University of Louisville Event and Conference Center at ShelbyHurst Campus
450 North Whittington Parkway, Louisville, KY 40222

Convergence is the single event that brings together professionals in information technology, academic libraries, online learning, and instructional design from all the public and private colleges and universities in Kentucky and the surrounding states. Sponsored by Kentucky post-secondary institutions and private sector partners, Kentucky Convergence is a conference that emphasizes innovations and best practices in the fastest-growing areas of higher education.

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Thursday, November 9 • 1:45pm - 2:30pm
From TikTok to the Online Classroom: Using Short-Form Videos to Enhance College-Level Lectures and Assignments

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"Social media platforms are widely popular, and leveraging them for active learning and interaction opportunities in online courses is not a new concept. However, generational groups engage with specific platforms differently. As of March 2023, TikTok has surpassed 150 million users in the United States alone and is particularly popular with Generation Z users. This session will answer the following questions:

Why is this video style so appealing and what is the theory behind its impact?

How can you create "TikTok Style" microlearning videos for your students?

What are the best practices for creating an assignment incorporating TikTok?

What are possible concerns and considerations when using or assigning TikTok videos?

What are alternative technology platforms you can leverage to create similar videos?

The session will conclude with a case study highlighting how TikTok was incorporated into an ENG 101 course.


Melissa Cline-Douthitt

University of Louisville
Melissa Cline-Douthitt is an Instructional Designer for the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Louisville and also teaches online and hybrid English Composition courses as an adjunct instructor at Jefferson Community and Technical College. She holds a Master... Read More →
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Danny McDonald

Instructional Design, University of Louisville
Danny McDonald, PhD is an Instructional Technology Consultant, Sr. for the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning. He earned his B.S. degree (1998) in mathematics, an M.Div. (2008) in theology/philosophy, and a PhD (2014) in philosophy. Danny has over 23 years of experience in education... Read More →
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Deb Hatfield

University of Louisville
Deb Hatfield, M. Ed., is an Instructional Designer at the Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Louisville. Deb has a B.S in business (1992) from Spalding University and an M. Ed., (1999) in education from the University of Louisville (UofL). As a member of... Read More →

Thursday November 9, 2023 1:45pm - 2:30pm EST
Room 211