Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology

SIDLIT 2018: Tools | Trends | Challenges

SIDLIT is the Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology — pronounced “sidelight.”  All who use instructional technologies in their work are invited to attend and participate!

For 2018: Tools, Trends & Challenges!

When LMS Pre-Conference: Wednesday, August 1
Main #SIDLIT2018 Conference: Thursday, August 2 – Friday, August 3
Where Johnson County Community College: 12345 College Blvd / Overland Park KS 66210

The LMS Preconference will be based out of the JCCC CoLab Collaboration Center in the Office and Classroom (OCB) Building.  The SIDLIT 2018 conference will be based out of the Regnier Center and the Carlsen Center.

Free parking is available outside the Regnier Center.

A zoomable Google Map shows the campus.

(Event registration is closed. Thanks to all who registered!  We look forward to seeing you at #SIDLIT2018!)

SIDLIT2018 Double-header Keynotes!

SIDLIT 2018 will feature Dr. Hap Aziz and Muriel Green!

Dr. Hap Aziz has been in education for over two decades. His roles include focusing on learner engagement, online instruction, and innovative course design. Prior to that, Dr. Aziz worked in computer game and educational software development. His area of expertise is in the development of engaging content for K-20 students that leverages inexpensive and accessible technology. Dr. Aziz will engage you with some fun interactive activities. He has a feature article in the current issue of the C2C Digital Magazine.

Muriel Green holds a Bachelor’s degree in Film from the University of Kansas and a Masters of Library Science from Emporia State University. Green works in public libraries and has a passion for inventing assistive technologies. Green has presented talks at American Library Association (ALA), Electronic Resources & Libraries (ER&L), Kansas City Developer’s Conference (KCDC), and Kansas Library Association (KLA) conferences.  Her keynote is titled “We Will Be Inventors!”

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General Schedule

This schedule offers a sense of the event’s structure, and is subject to change. A detailed program will be posted as proposals are approved.

LMS Pre-Conference: August 1

Start Times Activities
Morning LMS Focus Sessions — DETAILS
5:30 p.m. Social @ Johnny’s Tavern Ridgeview: 10384 S Ridgeview Rd / Olathe KS 66061

SIDLIT2018:  Day 1: August 2

SIDLIT2018:  Day 2:  August 3

Click on this alphabetical listing of the presentation schedule for SIDLIT2018!

Graduate Credit Available from Emporia State University

Interested in earning graduate credit for attending SIDLIT2018?

Interested in earning graduate credit for participating?  One credit is available in IT 743 XA from Emporia State University.  The instructor is Dr. Zeni Colorado-Resa, who writes:  “Students will analyze conference sessions, exhibits, informal meetings, and other aspects of the conference in light of their position and personal development goals.”  To earn this credit, register for the conference (before July 20, 2018)…and then register at  For more information, email or call 620-341-5477.


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Need Some Ideas for Local Places to Stay?

Embassy Suites
10401 S. Ridgeview Rd.
Olathe KS 66061

Hilton Garden Inn
12080 South Strang Line Rd.
Olathe KS 66062

Holiday Inn Express & Suites – Olathe North
12070 S. Strang Line Rd.
Olathe KS 66062

Hampton Inn – Olathe
12081 S. Strang Line Rd.
Olathe KS 66062

Residence Inn Kansas City Olathe
12215 S. Strang Line Rd.
Olathe KS 66062

Hyatt Place – Lenexa
8741 Ryckert St.
Lenexa KS 66219

SpringHill Suites Kansas City Lenexa/City Center
17190 West 87th St.
Lenexa KS 66219

(Disclaimer:  This list is provided as a courtesy.  No special arrangements have been made with any of these businesses for special rates for SIDLIT 2018 or LMS Preconference attendees.  Government rates may be available.)


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