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Contact Information:
Anatoli Korkin
Tel: (480) 965-0875
E-mail: anatoli.korkin@asu.edu

Heidi Blair
Tel: (602)496-0128
E-mail: Heidi.C.Blair@asu.edu

Fax: (480) 965-8058

International Online Program Development Workshop
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, December 8-12, 2014

International workshop on online education is a forum for individuals and teams involved in different aspects of development and implementation of educational online programs including professors and teachers, administrative managers and IT experts. ASU and guest lecturers will provide international educators a comprehensive overview of many integrated components required for designing a successful online program for higher education. By engaging in online learning themselves in a structured and well-supported environment; conversing with experts in online education; and through participation in discussions participants will gain a deeper understanding of online learning from the perspective of a learner, instructor, and manager.
You may also join us on workshop page at the teachers college web site, Facebook and Twitter

Photos from the workshop

To view the photos from the workshop on the web site of Altai State university, click here


Heidi Blair, Co-chair, Director of Educational Technology for the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University
Anatoli Korkin, Co-chair, Director of RUSTEC initiative at Arizona State University
Tatiana Tatarchevskiy, US and International Liaison, Founder and coordinator of the University without Borders
Tatiana Sibiriakova, Volunteer, Arizona State University
Diana Khusnutdinova, Student Volunteer, Arizona State University
Valery Khaldarov, Volunteer, Arizona State University


November 1-30: Free Online Introduction Module
This introductory module will be open to the public. It will include videos that provide an overview of the entire Workshop and opportunities for collaboration with ASU in general and particularly about its online education programs. The module will hosted within the Teacher College’s Professional Learning Library (PLL).

December 8-12: Online and face-to-face seminars by ASU professors (mornings) and presentations of guest speakers (afternoons)
Topics: Program development, instructional design, technology, management, finances and marketing. The workshop lectures will be prerecorded and will be available in advance for workshop participants (included in the fees).

December, 1-5 and/or December 15-19: Optional face-to-face group seminars and topic-specific training by request
Detailed exploration of online education and other topics request, (i.e., language, pedagogy, nanotechnology, bio/medical technology, renewed energy, sustainability, etc.)

Continued Dialog
Workshop organizers will develop and provide a platform for continued dialogue between the speakers and participants. Periodic synchronous web-based events will be scheduled based on participant feedback.

Workshop Program

To view the workshop program and schedule click here

Workshop flyer in English in pdf format: click here

Workshop flyer in Russian in pdf format: click here

Confirmed Speakers

Ariel Anbar, School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU
How Online Tech can Facilitate and Enhance a "Science Through Exploration" Approach to Teaching
Online Teaching and Mentoring Networks

Leanna Archambault, Mary Lou Foulton Teachers College, ASU and Annie Warren, Biodesign Institute, ASU
Designing Highly Effective and Engaging Courses

Gary Bitter, Mary Lou Foulton Teachers College, ASU
Desirable Characteristics of an Ideal Online Learning Environment

Heidi Blair, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU
Leveraging the Professional Learning Library to Provide Online Professional Development for preK-12 and Higher Education Educators

Valery Chukhlomin, SUNY Empire State College,
E-learning Revolution
International eLearning Skills: Educational Planning Workshop for Russian Speaking Students (Russian Edition)

Olga Bunevich, Konstantin Zaytsev, Vasily Abakumov, Teleform IS, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Internet Networks and Web Portals for Education, Research, and Business Development

School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU
Using Cutting-Edge Educational Authoring Tools to Bring Concepts to Life

Lev Horodyskyj, School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU
Using Cutting-Edge Educational Authoring Tools to Bring Concepts to Life

Mina Johnson-Glenberg, Learning Science Institute, ASU
What is Learning and How to Score the Quality of On-line Learning Objects

Mari Koerner, Mary Lou Foulton Teachers College, ASU
Lessons Learned from Implementing Online Graduate and Undergraduate Programs in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Marina Kostina and Anastasia Prynikova, Bookphoria
Branding and Marketing for Academics through Transmedia Storytelling

Penelope Moon, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, ASU
Developing Curriculum for Online Masters Programs

Guy Mullins, New Media Studio, ASU
Evolution of Video for Online Learning

Phil Regier, ASU Online
ASU and ASU Online and Extended Campus

Wilhelmina Savenye, Marie Lou Fulton Teachers College, ASU
Overview of Adult Learning Theories Applied in Online Learning
Evaluation of Online Programs
Preparing Faculty to Teach Online Courses

Tatiana Tatarchevskiy, University without Borders
University Without Borders: Realizing International Research Collaborations in a National Higher Education System

Meredith Toth, Mary Lou Foulton Teachers College, ASU and Samuel DiGangi, Division of Education Leadership and Innovation, ASU
Scaling Enrollment in Online Programs and Courses while Maintaining High Quality Student-Student and Student-Instructor Interaction

Dragica Vasileska, Ara A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU
Tool-Based Curricula for Nanotechnology Education

Ruvi Wijesuriya, Learning Technologies, ASU
Learning and Content Management Systems: Technical Infrastructure and Support

On-line Lectures (Samples)

Future medicine and computational nanotechnology - new online courses in development for international education:

Stephen Johnston, Toward a World Without Patients

Vladimiro Mujica, The Unexpected Behavior of the Nanoworld


Please, download, fill in an appropriate registration form and send it by email to anatoli.korkin{at}asu.edu:

For individual registration form, click here;

For group registration form, click here

Access the Online Content

To access the video recorded lectures and seminars as well as other workshop materials the registered user shall obtain a login ID and password by email from Heidi.C.Blair{at}asu.edu.
If you registered but did not receive an email with access to the online content, please, contactHeidi.C.Blair{at}asu.edu or Anatoli.Korkin{at}asu.edu.
After receiving an email with user ID and password to access to the online content:

Go to http://pll.asu.edu

1. Click on Log in button in the upper left corner of the window;
2. Enter your PLL User ID and Password, which you received by email from Heidi.C.Blair{at}asu.edu;
NOTE: Your password is case sensitive and includes punctuation.You may change this password at any time;
3. Click LOGIN;
4. Click on the MyPLL tab in the upper middle part of the window;
5. Click on Establishing Online Education Programs Workshop in the My Communities section in the middle right section of the window;
6. Click on the various titles in the workshop program for videos and other workshop materials.

To change your password, click on Howdy,Yourloginname button, then on Edit button, select and conform your new password and click on Save button.

Registration fee

  • Face-to-face Week-long Workshop - $1,000 per person
  • Online Version of Workshop - $2,000 per organization
  • Alternative afternoon program - $500 per person
  • Weekend travel program - $500 per person

US Visas

Participants who need US visa to attend the workshop are advised to read the following information about nonimmigrant visas at the web site of US Embassy in Moscow and particularly the following:

Anyone applying for a visa to attend a scientific or technical conference, conduct research, participate in meetings, undertake post-graduate studies, or engage in employment in a scientific or technical field should submit the current resume or CV indicating your educational background, work history, your current job responsibilities, field of expertise and research interest, and the list of publications. These documents must be provided in English.

Additional administrative processing is often required by U.S. Embassy Moscow’s Consular Section for individuals involved in scientific or technical fields of work or study. We recommend that all applicants, particularly those involved in scientific or technical fields, apply for a visa as soon as they are aware of their travel plans to the U.S. We urge all applicants to apply no later than 30 days before the intended date of travel. Unfortunately, in most cases the possibility that your visa may be subject to additional processing will not be considered an emergency for the purpose of granting expedited appointments.


Some people may be confused by the fact that the name Phoenix is used for the City of Phoenix (capital of Arizona) as well as the entire Metropolitan Area, which also includes Tempe and a number of other cities. The demarcation of municipal borders in not apparent, and, while driving through the Phoenix MSA, you will not see a border checkpoints or welcome signs. Another important detail, which makes arrival to our meeting easy and comfortable, is that Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located only about five miles from Downtown Tempe and the Tempe Campus of Arizona State University. Most hotels provide complimentary shuttle service, but if you do not want to wait for a shuttle, it is only a 10 minutes ride for about 15 dollars with the taxi.


Accommodation at a discount rate (85 USD + tax per night for 1 or 2 persons including breakfast) is available at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel located at a South East corner of ASU campus. The hotel provides free transportation from Sky Harbor international airport which is located in 15 min driving distance from Tempe downtown and from ASU campus. For online reservation at the Four Points by Sheraton hotel with the discount rate, click here or contact the group sales manager Stacey Sumner: stacey.sumner@fourpontstempe.com; tel:480-337-2801. We encourage the workshop participants to make the hotel reservations as soon as possible. December is a very busy month in Phoenix and our discount rate agreement is valid only until November 7th.

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