14th Annual Conference on eLearning – Save the Date!

MCO Conference Fitchburg 2019

Friday June 7th, 2019 @ Fitchburg State University

Kelvin Thompson

Keynote Kelvin Thompson-
TOP Cast- Teaching Online Podcast Fame

Dr. Kelvin Thompson serves as Executive Director for the University of Central Florida’s Center for Distributed Learning (http://cdl.ucf.edu) and a graduate faculty scholar within UCF’s College of Education & Human Performance. Dr. Thompson has collaborated on the design of hundreds of online and blended courses over the past eighteen years, and he oversees CDL’s strategic initiatives, including accessibility activities. He developed the BlendKit Course open courseware as part of UCF’s Blended Learning Toolkit (http://bit.ly/blendkit), and he also co-hosts TOPcast: The Teaching Online Podcast available on iTunes and at http://topcast.online.ucf.edu. Dr. Thompson is active in the higher education professional development community and has held leadership roles within the work of EDUCAUSE and the Online Learning Consortium.
 Call for Proposals “Share Your Best Practices”
Deadline for Proposals: April 22nd, 2019

The Conference Committee encourages the submission of proposals that support the following topics:

Teaching and eLearning

  • Delivering course content in an online and blended modality
  • Innovative ways of engaging students online
  • Maximizing student success
  • Promoting positive student interaction
  • Online class management
  • Copyright issues
  • Accessibility and learning accommodations
  • OER Education Resources


  • Innovative applications of technology
  • Learning Management Systems:
  • Tips and Tricks
  • Integrating Student Information Systems

Academic and Administrative Support

  • Library resources for online learners
  • Academic advising issues in eLearning
  • Tutoring online students
  • Best practices in managing eLearning programs
  • Evaluating blended courses instructional effectiveness
  • Cyber/Internet Security

Please utilize the following guidelines when creating a conference presentation proposal.

You will be asked to provide:
Title of Program (7 word maximum), Primary Presenter/ contact, Summary (500 character maximum summary ), Presentation Format, Presentation, Panel discussion, Hands-on workshop, Technology Requirements, Special Accommodations Required

You may also customize this information below based on the process on your campus