KEYNOTE ANNOUNCED
Thursday, October 3, 2019 @ 9:00am

Defining Quality – More Than Technology
Darcy Hardy, PhD
Associate Vice President & Client Success Director

Abstract:  Online program directors have spent over two decades trying to define and implement quality, with the primary focus being course development processes and faculty preparation. But when we think about how quality can impact the overall success of online programming, we can’t stop there. Ultimately, quality and success are influenced by many factors well beyond the technology. This session will address quality across the entire program and help you ensure your online program is on the positive side.

About:  With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Darcy Hardy leads a team of nationally recognized experts in higher education, K-12, e-learning and distance education, information technology, open source technologies, outcomes and assessment, and analytics. Prior to her position with Blackboard, she has served as Assistant Vice Provost for Technology Education Initiatives at the University of Texas at San Antonio, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at The University of Texas System, and Executive Director of the UT TeleCampus. Dr. Hardy received her PhD in Instructional Technology from The University of Texas at Austin in 1992. She currently serves as Chair Emerita with the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), where she has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1999 and served as president in 2004/2005. 





EXHIBIT HOURS

Wednesday, October 2, 2019    11:00am - 6:30pm

Thursday, October 3, 2019         8:00am - 5:00pm 
Friday, October 4, 2019              8:00am - 1:00pm




GENERAL SCHEDULE OVERVIEW AT-A-GLANCE 

Times are tentative and subject to change. Refer to the conference program for more detailed and exact information and room locations for session. Conference badge is required and must be displayed at all times. For additional information please contact the conference coordinator.




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Wednesday

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5:00pm
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 Thursday

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10:00am
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11:00am

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12:00pm
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2:00pm
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3:00pm
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Friday

8:00am
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12:00pm
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