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ACCESS – FOLD Conference 2018

Faith-based Online Learning Directors is pleased to announce the ACCESS-FOLD Conference, to be held March 14-16, 2018. The conference theme is:

Theme:  Online Learning Ecologies: Connections and Interactions


March 14-16, 2018 at Liberty University

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Online Learning Ecologies: Connections and Interactions

The mission of ACCESS is to provide leadership in the field of Christian distance education. With that in mind, we seek to highlight ways in which we can apply social networking, faith formation, and online learning to those with whom we interact, be it in the classroom, the church, or the community. Those connections are ways in which we continue to expand our reach.


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FOLD is partnering with ACCESS to co-host this conference in 2018. Liberty University has graciously agreed to provide us with their beautiful campus as our venue. Invite your friends to join us for this important time of networking and learning together.

Keynote address

Keynote speaker: Dr. Kaye Shelton  

KeyNoteDr. Shelton is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership in the Center for Doctoral Studies in the College of Education and Human Development at Lamar University. Previously as the Dean of Online Education for Dallas Baptist University, she led the development and ongoing operations of their online education programs with over 55 majors and degrees offered fully online. She is certified as an online instructor, teaching online since 1999, and an online education consultant. Dr. Shelton’s education includes an M.S. in Education emphasizing Online Teaching and Learning from California State University-East Bay and a PhD in Educational Leadership (Higher Education) from the University of Nebraska. Winner of the both the Blackboard and eLearning exemplary online course awards, she has published over 40 articles and book chapters in the field of online education, including a book entitled An Administrator’s Guide to Online Education. Dr. Shelton was also awarded a Sloan-C Effective Practice award for her research on the Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Education Programs, the John R Bourne award for Outstanding Achievement in Online Education and the NCPEA Morphet Dissertation award. Involved with research in online education since 1997, she has spoken at numerous conferences and workshops and advised peer institutions regarding the creation of an online education program and the best practices for teaching online and faculty support. She has also served as an advisor regarding online education programs for several peer institutions. Recently, Dr. Shelton has been involved in the international use of the Quality Scorecard for the Administration of Online Programs as it has been adopted by institutions in Latin America. She is also an Online Learning Consortium Quality Scorecard program evaluator and teaches workshops regarding its implementation.

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