Hoey to present at online education conferences

Dr. Rebecca Hoey, director of online learning at Northwestern College, will present new scholarship about how to adapt curriculum and teaching for college students in online classrooms at two upcoming professional conferences.

From March 17 to 21 Hoey will attend the annual international SITE (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education) Conference in Jacksonville, Fla. She will travel to Jekyll Island, Ga., for the annual Distance Learning Administration Conference June 8 to 11.

At both conferences, Hoey will present her scholarship, entitled “From Traditional Professor to Online Course Designer,” which details methods for asynchronous course development—or courses that students can progress through online at individual times and paces.

As Northwestern’s distance education director, Hoey trains professors in asynchronous course development as they design (or redesign) classes for the college’s growing online offerings, which currently includes programs in analytics, coaching, early childhood education and nursing.

For more information about Northwestern’s online programs for adult students, visit www.nwciowa.edu/online.