Registration open for second annual Vanguard Institute at UNCP

The second annual Vanguard Institute will be held June 7-9

Registration is now open for the second annual Vanguard Institute, organized by the Office of Online Learning at UNC Pembroke.

For three days, UNCP faculty and instructors will be part of a series of workshops, panels and presentations showcasing the latest trends and strategies in online teaching and learning. However, participation is encouraged for instructors in any kind of modality since the content can be applied to face-to-face and online environments. This annual conference will be June 7-9, entirely online.

Dr. Judith Lewandowski, vice provost of Adult Teaching and Learning at Purdue Global, will be delivering the opening keynote with her presentation "X Marks the Spot: Exploring the Intersection of Ideation and Implementation." Dr. Todd Nicolet, vice provost for Digital and Lifelong Learning at UNC-Chapel Hill, will be closing this conference with his keynote "Lifelong Learning as Trend and Pedagogy."

Besides these keynote presentations, a group of nationally and internationally recognized speakers and experts will facilitate concurrent workshops. Participants will apply specific trends and strategies to redesign their courses. These workshops' topics include project-based learning, microlearning, free instructional tools, ePortfolios, gamification, online learning redesign, teamwork in online courses, escape rooms, case-based learning and others. In addition, a panel of UNCP students will be sharing their experiences, challenges and anecdotes as online learners during the panel "Hear It from Them: An Online Student Panel."

The Vanguard Institute 2022 is free for UNCP faculty and instructors. For further information and registration, visit the official UNCP Vanguard Institute website.