Flexible Learning Conference

SAVE THE DATE - Madison College's Flexible Learning Conference on October 16 and 17, 2014! 

Bring Your Team of Faculty and Administrators to share practical ideas and best practices for using technology and innovative teaching and support strategies to advance flexible teaching and learning in higher education.  The Flexible Learning Conference - Transforming Learning through Innovative Flexible Formats provides an opportunity to learn from leaders in flexible learning from various disciplines and experience levels.

The Call for Proposal Submissions are due by May 1, 2014. 
We invite proposals on topics for flexible learning, related to:

  • Open and accessible learning
  • Innovative technology and media
  • Best practices in teaching and learning
  • Student preparedness and support
  • Faculty and professional development and support
  • Institutional strategies and innovations


Session Highlights from 2013 Flexible Learning Conference included:

  • Take Online Discussions to the Next Level! Re-design your online discussion board to increase engagement and performance.  

  • Fit 10 Pounds of Curriculum in 5 Pounds of Time.  Determine topics that will be covered during limited class time, which to require outside of class, and which may be omitted.  

  • Learn about faculty development programs and community building strategies for online, hybrid and accelerated instruction.

  • Growing and Developing Online & Accelerated Programs requires colleges to redesign systems to support students. Learn about an orientation to prepare students for the online and accelerated classroom and discuss credit for prior learning.

  • Explore how social media can be used to connect faculty and students in the classroom.

  • Discuss with colleagues important topics including how they are handling federal regulations and financial aid implications for distance learning.

Schedule of Events: 

Thursday October 16th
Pre-Conference Workshops:

12:00-4:00 pm: Registration

1:00-4:00 pm: Pre-Conference Workshops for Administrators and Faculty

5:00-7:00 pm: Evening Networking Event at Claddagh Irish Pub (Madison's west side)

Friday October 17th: 

7:30-8:30 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

Breakout Session Schedule:

8:45-9:35 am: Breakout sessions

9:45-10:35 am: Breakout sessions 

10:45am-11:35 am: Breakout sessions

11:45-12:35 pm: Lunch

12:45-1:35 pm: Breakout sessions

1:45-2:35 pm: Breakout sessions

2:45-3:35 pm: Breakout sessions

Workshop Schedule:

8:45-11:35 am:  Workshop (Dr. May)

9:45-11:35 am:  Workshop (Credit for Prior Learning)

12:45-3:35 pm:  Workshop (Dr. May)

12:45-3:35 pm:  Workshop for Advisors (Credit for Prior Learning)

Save the date and join us in Madison for the Flexible Learning Conference on October 16 and 17, 2014! 

Registration Information coming soon. 
For questions, please contact:  Jennifer Zarrinnam 608-245-5862 or

Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Madison West/Middleton
8212 Greenway Boulevard
Middleton, WI  53562
Phone: 608.831.1400

A block of rooms has been reserved at the state rate until September 16, 2014Click here to reserve your room to receive the Madison College Flexible Learning Conference rate!