OLT Conference 2018 Keynotes & Presentations

Below are the recordings for each of the keynotes that were broadcast during the 2018 OLT conference. 

Most breakout sessions were recorded and are now available. The recorings of some sessions will be available in the coming weeks.  

You can view presentation slides and video recordings below.

Friday Afternoon Keynote - President Clark G. Gilbert


Friday June 22nd, 11:30 AM-12:30 PM MDT

Clark G. Gilbert
President of BYU-Pathway Worldwide 

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Friday Morning Keynote - Jean Mandernach


Friday June 22nd, 8:30-9:40 AM MDT

Jean Mandernach
Executive Director for Center of Innovation in Research and Teaching — Grand Canyon University

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Thursday Morning Keynote - Stephanie Allen Egbert


Thursday, June 21, 8:30-8:40 AM MT

Stephanie Allen Egbert
Director of Global Education Initiative - LDS Church

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Looking for more videos from the 2018 OLT Conference? Check out the 2018 OLT video playlist.

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  • Where can we find other OLT recordings? I thought I watched Jean Mandernach's second talk earlier in the summer where she shared specific tools/techniques for teaching management (e.g., Phrase Express text expander) and now I can't find that link... Please help. So many talks I want to study and understand and use!  Like I really would love to watch Peter Williams Talk "Steady Upward Course" but there is only the slide link. (Oh and I the way....Thanks to all who put on the OLT conference- I am so grateful!)

  • What an incredibly informational and encouraging presentation! Thank you Sister Egbert for these exciting updates. 

  • The conference helped me in so many ways. I needed the 'sparkle' I felt and saw. Thank you to all of the organizers!


  • Do we have Jean's slides available somewhere? I would love a copy of them to review!

    • I emailed her and she sent them to me. I tried to upload them here but haven't had success. If you would like I will email them to you. 

      • Was this presentation recorded? I see her keynote but not this breakout session.

      • I just found the link to her presentation in the links above.

      • I would love them please, Heidi. (I didn't write frantically because she said we'd get them!) 


        Thank you!

  • Does anyone remember which Text Expander software that she recommended in her other presentation?   Or do you have a recommendation?

    • I really like TextExpander since it keeps my "snippets" synchronized across all my computers, both Mac and Windows. It has been worth the cost to me.

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Clark Gilbert

Clark G. Gilbert was named president of BYU-Pathway Worldwide on February 7, 2017.
Previous to his call as president of BYU-Pathway Worldwide, President Gilbert served as the 16th president of Brigham Young University–Idaho.

He has also served as the CEO of Deseret News Publishing Company and Deseret Digital Media. He served previously as an associate academic vice president at BYU–Idaho, overseeing online learning and the Pathway program. A deeply committed teacher, President Gilbert had administrative responsibility for the Learning Model at BYU–Idaho. Prior to his time at BYU-Idaho, he was a professor of entrepreneurial management at the Harvard Business School, where he taught and studied organizational innovation.

President Gilbert graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor's degree in international relations. He earned a master's degree in East Asian studies from Stanford University and a doctoral degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School.

He was born in California and raised in Arizona. After serving as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Japan, he married his wife, Christine. They are the parents of eight children.

Jean Mandernach

Jean Mandernach is a professor and the executive director of the Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching at Grand Canyon University. She studies how universities can enhance online learning through innovation in instruction and assessment.

Jean received her bachelor’s degree in comprehensive psychology from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, her master’s degree in experimental psychology from Western Illinois University, and her PhD in social psychology from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

She is the author of the book Evaluating Online Teaching: Implementing Best Practices, which addresses difficulties in measuring the effectiveness of online courses and instruction. Jean has also published research in the Journal of Electronic Publishing and the Journal of Educators Online.

Stephanie Allen Egbert

Stephanie Allen Egbert is currently the associate director for the Global Education Initiative for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She has held various positions within the Church, including assistant director of Digital Media Production and partner director of Publishing Services.

Stephanie has also worked as an assistant professor in the instructional psychology and technology department at Brigham Young University, as well as the associate director for the Center of Teaching and Learning at BYU. Stephanie received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from BYU, her PhD in Instructional Technology from Utah State University, and is currently working on a Master’s in Public Administration from the BYU Marriott School of Business.