Rowan Online Learning Symposium

The Rowan Online Learning Symposium (ROLS) is an exciting one-day conference sponsored by Rowan Online (Rowan Global) and the Faculty Center of Rowan University. Join us as we explore the online learning experience, share teaching ideas and practices, and learn about new tools, technologies, and trends.

The symposium is open to both Rowan employees/affilliates and non-employees* (please choose the appropriate item when registering).

Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Enterprise Center (Rowan Glassboro Campus)

Keynote Speaker: We are very excited to announce Dr. Kenneth E. Hartman as our keynote speaker. Dr. Hartman is an educational entrepreneur with over four decades of experience, including president of Drexel University Online.

Theme: The theme of this year’s ROLS conference is to explore how instructors are engaging all students on their terms and embracing the “online-ready” student in their online higher-ed classrooms.

Topics for the day include:

  • Best practices in teaching and lessons learned in online courses (by faculty and students)
  • Techniques and strategies for engaging online learners
  • Online technology trends

Online course component: This year, we will be using an online course as a resource before, during, and after the event. You will receive an additional email on how to access our ROLS 2018 online course when it becomes available. This course will be available in Canvas, which is Rowan Global's learning management system.

Seating is limited and early registration is recommended.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Breakfast includes coffee, juice, baked goods, etc. Lunch includes cold salads and sandwiches, chips, etc.

For a complete program schedule and more information, visit or email

*A non-employee registrant includes any person not employed by Rowan University or its affiliate community colleges. Non-employees are asked to contribute a nominal registration fee for registration to cover the cost of meals provided.

After the symposium, all attendees are invited to a “Meet and Greet” across the street at Chickie’s & Pete’s, providing attendees with an opportunity to network with other attendees and meet the Rowan Online team. Food and drink available for purchase; Chickie’s & Pete’s has provided discounted Happy Hour specials to all “Meet and Greet” attendees.