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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Friday, November 10 • 9:15am - 10:00am
Humanize Your Digital Spaces

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One of the most common complaints that students have about online courses is that the experience leaves them feeling isolated and alone. Some students aren't even sure who their professor is! In this session, we'll discuss solutions for inviting students to learn by building an authentic and approachable teaching presence that prioritizes the human connection.

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Vanessa Wieland Steele

Instructional Designer, Northern Kentucky University
Vanessa Wieland Steele, M.A. is an instructional designer with Northern Kentucky University. Particular interests in the field of ID in higher education are pedagogy and praxis, ungrading in online classes, academic integrity, and building teacher presence and immediacy.She is currently... Read More →

Friday November 10, 2023 9:15am - 10:00am EST
Room 211