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UCF welcomes faculty, staff, and students back to campus for the Fall 2020 semester. For information and resources related to BlendFlex and Remote instruction, please refer to UCF Keep Teaching (for faculty) and UCF Keep Learning (for students) pages. Additionally, be sure to review Our Promise to Support the UCF Community and see how everyone at the Division of Digital Learning is here to support our Knights.

We look forward to the 2021 Summit! We want to thank the participants and presenters of the 2020 event.

The Florida Online Innovation Summit is an opportunity to share and discuss projects that are being implemented across the state to advance the state-of-the-art in online learning. These are projects that seek to push the boundaries of current technology and practice in order to disrupt existing models and positively impact the constraints of the “iron triangle” of quality, cost, and access for students. Examples of potential innovative and experimental project categories include:

  • Adaptive Learning
  • Microcredentials / Digital Badges
  • Next generation ePortfolios
  • Predictive analytics and dashboards
  • MOOCs for credit
  • eText and digital materials strategies
  • Competency-Based Learning
  • Immersive Video Environments
  • Creative use of open source materials
  • Learning analytics
  • Content repositories for sharing digital resources

The Agenda

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm EDT ~ Opening Session Keynote Address
  • 2:10pm – 3:00pm EDT ~ Concurrent Session 1
  • 3:00pm – 3:10pm EDT ~ Optional Guided Yoga Break
  • 3:10pm – 4:00pm EDT ~ Concurrent Session 2
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm EDT ~ Networking Event

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

  • 9:00am – 9:10am EDT ~ Introduction
  • 9:10am – 10:00am EDT ~ Concurrent Session 3
  • 10:10am – 11:00am EDT ~ Concurrent Session 4
  • 11:10am – 12:30pm EDT ~ Closing Session Panel

The 2021 Florida Online Innovation Summit Extended Program with more details will be added soon.

Keynote Speaker

Meet our keynote! Tanya Joosten, Ph.D., is the Director of Digital Learning Research and Development and co-Director of the National Research Center for Distance Education and Technological Advancements (DETA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work looks at the pros and cons of virtual vs. F2F learning particularly in underrepresented and first-generation students. Nationally recognized for her work, Dr. Joosten serves as an advisor on innovation projects to the Provost’s Office.

Registration Information

We encourage your attendance to both the Innovation Summit and TOPkit Workshop. Registration is free for all State University System of Florida & Florida College System participants.

  • Registration Opens: September 15, 2020
  • Registration Deadline: March 19, 2021
  • Early Bird Registration Cutoff: February 1, 2021
    • Early bird pricing until February 1st – $30 at checkout
    • General registration price after February 1st – $50 at checkout
  • The Innovation Summit is open only to Faculty, Staff, and/or Administrators.
  • The Innovation Summit and TOPkit Workshop have separate registration processes.

Photo Albums & Previous Agendas

Summit Planning Committee

Wendy Howard (UCF), Beth Nettles (UCF), Anita Gabbard (UCF), Linda Futch (UCF), Patsy Moskal (UCF), Nicole Stahl (UCF), Samantha Richardson (UCF), and Bren Bedford (UCF).

Questions, Concerns, or Special Requests? Please feel free to reach out to the Pegasus Innovation Lab at:


The Innovation Summit and the TOPkit Workshop occur during the same week so participants can benefit from attending both events. The Teaching Online Preparation Toolkit (TOPkit) is a comprehensive resource for those who are responsible for faculty development, including those who develop relationships with faculty to ensure quality online or hybrid courses. Although TOPkit is Florida funded, it has an international reach. The site is organized by a three-step process for planning, developing, and evaluating your program, along with supporting resources. We invite you to explore TOPkit resources and participate in upcoming events.

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