REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit provides a forum to identify and promote the best possible pedagogy, techniques and tools by faculty for online and blended learning and to help faculty design the most engaging experience for learners. Hosted by Arizona State University, REMOTE is an independent conference supported by the ASU Foundation.
What is it?
On June 9-10, 2021, REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit hosted by ASU will showcase best practices, techniques, and tools to provide actionable insight to Higher Education faculty around the concept of “the best of online education.” Attendees can access 80+ curated sessions of 30 minutes during two 4-hour days of simultaneous learning tracks.
This year the core theme of the event is: Building Better higher education on the foundation of great teaching. We'll explore the answers to these questions:
- How can individual faculty members evolve their courses for 2021/22 and beyond in a way that incorporates the best of what we have learned in the last year so that their courses are hybrid and take advantage of both remote and on campus opportunities, of synchronous and asynchronous learning modes, and harness how technology can be used?
- How can individual faculty members and institutions plan for the arrival of the least prepared cohort of first year students ever (or possibly since WW2) in a way which will ensure they focus on student success? This is a structural problem that will be most acute 2021 but will repeat for the next couple of years.
- What are the changes that Higher Educational institutions need to make to thrive (or even to survive) in this new world? Most face real design challenges and need to think holistically about their operating models.
REMOTE helps higher education faculty meet the challenges of teaching today and in the future. The virtual conference will showcase master practitioners across Higher Education, providing the opportunity to see how they lead their classes online and lessons learned from COVID-19 teaching.
- Discipline insights. Sessions will be led by educators across Gen Ed - and you can pick up discipline specific tips from established online experts, including digital tools and pedagogies for any course.
- Increase student engagement. Sessions will include how to engage and support students virtually, ensure diversity and inclusion in the online classroom, leading student success, connecting studying and life, building social learning in a virtual world, among other topics.
- Shared best practices for today's learning environments. Sessions cover how to build the best hybrid courses, taking advantage of synchronous and asynchronous learning modes, teaching strategies with impact, and how to partner with technology companies to drive innovation and learning outcomes.
- Build a network of support. Meet and engage with peers and experts, as in any in-person event. Participate in one-on-one sessions, one-to-many events, and virtual lounges to allow serendipity and connections to blossom.
- Gain access to curated free resources to use in your courseware. Recorded sessions from the event itself will be available until the end of 2021.
- Understand policy issues amid shifts in higher education. Ideal for deans, provosts, and administrators.
REMOTE July 2020 Event Summary
- 50,000 Registrants, 26,000+ Live Attendees from 155 Countries and 722 Universities and Colleges
- 84 Presentations from 113 Presenters, 2500+ questions asked to Presenters
- 47,000+ Networking Chats
- 15 Sponsor Exhibits, with 15,000+ unique booth visitors
- 10,000+ documents and resources downloaded by attendees
A Letter from Our Executive Producer, David Levin
REMOTE began as an immediate response to the COVID crisis last spring. Designed as a straightforward way to equip faculty with the best tools and tips of remote and hybrid teaching, its goal was to support them as they began in-class work with students in the fall of 2020. Almost 50,000 faculty and administration registered to join us live, and the event exceeded all our expectations!