Dr. Katie Linder, Director of the Ecampus Research Unit at Oregon State University, is our premier keynote speaker. She is the author of a number of books, the most recent including Managing Your Professional Identity Online: A Guide for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators and High-Impact Practices in Online Education (both with Stylus in 2018). She focuses on blended course designs, accessible online learning, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. For more about Katie Linder and her work, please visit her website.
Mr. Ben Ward
Mr. Ben Ward, M.S., Instructional Technologist at the College of Business at Kansas State University, has been a presenter at almost every SIDLIT conference since he first presented in 2001. He is passionate about games, storytelling, and transmedia. He has served as a repeat judge and presenter at the national Serious Play Conference, and he is a member of the International Game Developers Association. He has led a number of game design workshops for faculty.