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.

Hotel Information

Coming from out of town? You can find area hotel information at https://louisville.edu/conferenceservices/where.

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Thursday, November 9 • 3:45pm - 4:30pm
Lightning Talks (See description for topics)

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"Tutoring Students Simplified with Technologies" - Mel Jones

During the session, I will demonstrate how I tutor my students online.  I will share some strategies and techniques by incorporating useful technologies in the process.

"Course Marking & More: Institutional Supports for OER" - Leah Halliday

Open educational resources (OER) are freely available, openly licensed educational materials that can be used to replace or supplement traditional textbooks. OER can help to reduce the cost of education and improve student outcomes. Affordable Learning Kentucky is a program of the Kentucky Virtual Library and the KY Council for Postsecondary Education that is dedicated to promoting student success and educational equity by leveraging affordable resources and supporting the adoption, adaptation, and creation of OER in the Commonwealth. Course marking is one way that institutions can support the uptake of OER. Course marking is the process of identifying courses that use OER. This can be done by creating a database of OER courses or by adding OER information to course catalogs. Course marking can help students to find courses that use OER and can also help instructors to identify OER that they can use in their courses. This lightning talk will highlight some approaches to course marking that institutions can consider as well as other ways that institutions can support the uptake and use of open and affordable resources.

avatar for Mei Jones

Mei Jones

Associate Professor, Henderson Community College
I am an associate professor teaching math courses since 2012 at Henderson Community College. I started teaching math courses since 2004 at Ivy Tech Community College and University of Southern Indiana. I received my Bachelor of Science in Math and Statistics from Purdue University... Read More →

Leah Halliday

Coordinator, Affordable Learning KY, KY Council on Postsecondary Education
Leah Halliday is the coordinator of Affordable Learning Kentucky, a Kentucky Virtual Library program focused on supporting and promoting the use of affordable and open educational resources to foster student success and equity at institutions of higher education across the Commonwealth... Read More →

Thursday November 9, 2023 3:45pm - 4:30pm EST
Room 15