Quest for Quality: 2019 FIU Online Conference

FIU Online Con is an annual conference exclusively tailored to faculty, giving them a chance to discover new instructional technology, innovative learning tools, and to learn about quality online course design. The conference is open to all FIU teaching professionals currently or interested in teaching fully online courses. Register for the FIU Online Con 2019 now.


FIU Online Con 2019 Quest for Quality Save the Date


When Does Quest for Quality Begin?

Thursday, November 7th, 2019. Registration kicks-off at 8:00am.

Where’s Basecamp?

Intercontinental Doral
2505 NW 87th Ave; Doral, FL 33172 (View Google Map)

Quest Guide: Ben Nemtin

Ben NemtinFIU Online invited producer, writer and television personality, Ben Nemtin, to present as the keynote speaker for the annual conference. When Nemtin was battling depression, he wanted to feel more alive. That’s why he created the world’s greatest bucket list with his three best friends. They borrowed an old RV and crisscrossed North America, achieving the unthinkable. Every time they accomplished a dream, they helped a stranger cross something off their bucket list, too. From playing basketball with President Obama to having a beer with Prince Harry to surprising a girl with a much-needed bionic arm, Ben’s bucket list quest has inspired millions.

View of What’s New

The Faculty Choice Awards have been re-imagined with new award categories. These categories are Excellence in Learner Engagement, Innovative Course Design, Best Use of Technology, and Online Course of the Year. The Faculty Choice Awards aim to honor instructors’ continuing efforts to improve the student experience in the world of online learning.

Reasons to Join the Quest for Quality

The FIU Online conference is an excellent networking opportunity to connect with other instructors who teach online. It’s a perfect time to share ideas and your valuable experience with colleagues. You can even meet with your instructional designer. The conference provides several interesting break-out sessions, too. These sessions present a wide variety of technology that can help you continue to deliver high-quality learning experiences to your students. Only at FIU Online Con will you be inspired by our keynote speaker, Ben Nemtin, to start you own quest. Lastly, you won’t want to miss the exciting live awards presentation and discover who won the 2019 FIU Online Faculty Choice Awards. Read more about some of our past winners in these Insider articles.

Valentine [Sky] rocked the FIU Online Instructional Designer "hat" for over 10 years. Her areas of expertise included social media, user interface design & game design thinking, Quality Matters, and the Canvas LMS. Since 2019, she was an Instructure/Canvas Advocate. Additionally, Valentine provided her HigherEd expertise as a Canvas Certified Educator program course facilitator. She was also an Adjunct Instructor with FIU's Marketing and Logistics department.