|7:30 - 8:45 AM||Breakfast||TBD|
|8:45 - 10:00 AM||Robin Hass-Birky Keynote|
Professor of Learning Technologies and the Founding Director of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity
George Mason University
|10:15 - 11:15 AM||Concurrent Sessions 1|
|Session 1:||Gamify Your Course|
Participants will leave this session with an understanding of gamification and some tools to help facilitate gamified learning in their own courses. They will have experienced and discussed the elements of games included as a part of the learning process. Participants will complete quests, earning badges and “leveling-up" during this session.
|Session 2:||Virtual Professor – Live Class|
R. Ann O'Connor
Hold a special talent but can't make it to campus? Consider virtual live lecturing using media programs, like IUPUI's Bridge portal, to deliver lectures from any location to a live classroom. Learn what the system is like, challenges faced when presenting in this format, and what works best for student and faculty satisfaction.
|Session 3:||From Digital Photographs to Textual Photographs: Linking Smartphone and Notebook for Better Note Taking in the Face-to-Face Classroom|
Recent research (Cohen, Kim, Tan, Winkelmes 2013) demonstrates that 1) note reconstruction assignments improve student achievement and 2) professor notes can decrease student “engagement with the material.” This session explores how students’ use of smartphones to photograph their professor's chalkboard notes can be connected with active learning strategies. Using Roland Barthes’ concepts of “studium” and “punctum,” we will explore how instructors can design an intervention to improve the effectiveness of student note taking.
|Session 4:||Building a Better World: Service Initiatives that Make Sense|
Carol Watson & Dana Cattani
Millennials’ interest in social and environmental responsibility reflects a cross-over of academic research into popular discourse. Technology has supported growth in the number of channels available for participating in such discourse. However, few college classes explicitly address these important issues. Based on the United Nations’ Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs), this session focuses on pedagogical strategies to help students think global, think smart, and think together as they consider social and environmental initiatives.
|11:30 - 12:30 PM||Concurrent Sessions 2|
|Session 1:||Using Film Scenes to Enhance Critical Thinking Assignments|
Students absolutely need critical thinking skills, but getting your students to jump into a critical thinking assignment might be akin to getting a 6-year-old to eat vegetables. So why not make a vegetable dessert? Film scenes can be that palatable mechanism to encourage critical thinking. In this session, the presenter will demonstrate how to find and use discipline-specific film scenes for critical thinking assignments, and discuss how copyright law impacts this teaching technique.
|Session 2:||Press Books|
|Session 3:||Utilizing ePortfolios and CourseNetworking in Your Canvas Course|
Megan Reinle & William Radell
In this BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) session, participants will gain an understanding of how to utilize ePortfolios in their face to face courses. ePortfolios are the latest trend and learn how Indiana University Northwest is utilizing CourseNetworking not only to increase student engagement but improve the learning outcomes for the courses.
|Session 4:||Experiential Learning the Hybrid Way!|
Come and learn about my approach I refer to as E3, an Engaging Educational Experience and my policy of “Grading with Grace” where I encourage, not discourage, student improvement with online assignments on Canvas. I revised Business X310, Career Planning/Placement, from an online class to a hybrid, adding engaging and applicable assignments and experiential learning activities. The professionalism of our students has increased substantially and evaluations extol the value of the improved pedagogy.
|12:30 - 1:30 PM||Lunch|
Tables will be marked by discipline to encourage discussion
|1:30- 2:30 PM||Concurrent Sessions 3|
|Session 1:||teaching.iu.edu Presentation|
|Session 2:||How to Not Have to Change Your Entire Course Every. Single. Semester: Using Course Design to Manage Turbulent Tech|
Turbulent technology can make it feel like you’re drowning in course overhauls. Whether you’re relying on a software package or teaching programming, using a strategic approach to the design of your technology-heavy course will help calm the waters. Using the IU-developed Decoding the Disciplines process to better design and manage courses that rely on technology, we will apply the technique to your own course. This process works for active-learning tech courses in any discipline.
|Session 3:||Addressing Challenges When Students Write Using Voice-To-Text|
Students utilize the voice-to-text feature on their computers to compose their essays and other academic writing. By speaking words into the computer’s microphone, students believe that they are optimizing their time. In reality, students are creating a set of unique problems that result in poorer quality writing. The purpose of this session is to help instructors help students further understand the writing process in the technological age and improve the quality of academic writing.
|Session 4:||Facilitate student engagement, accountability, and collaboration the Canvas Peer Review feature|
Experts sanction peer review as a best practice for all disciplines. Facilitating a valuable peer review process, however, can be difficult. During class, peer review can be distracting and is unwieldy for a large course. Outside of class, students struggle with scheduling and is nearly impossible for instructors to confirm. Participants will learn how Canvas can alleviate common obstacles by creating an assignment that facilitates quality peer review and holds students accountable.
|2:45 - 3:45 PM||Concurrent Sessions 4|
|Session 1:||Engaging students as a means to overcome audience engagement problems in the classroom|
This presentation will focus on a lecture about engaging an audience and will demonstrate with lecture tools and various techniques. Participants will use technology to interact in real-time with slides within the presentation. A variety of question types will be used including multiple choice, short answer and image quizzes. The lecture will also be recorded using Echo360 and the attendees will have “homework” to do after reviewing the lecture capture that evening. Attendees should anticipate a lively interactive environment with participation from most members of the audience during this short timeframe.
|Session 2:||When Twitter Promotes Twattle|
This session will draw on the work of influential communication theorists Marshall McLuhan and Neil Postman to describe the educational pros and cons of Twitter, suggesting strategies by which educators can minimize microblogging's costs and maximize its benefits.
|Session 3:||Metacognitive Writing: Connecting Course Objectives and Student Persistence|
Rebekah Dement Farmer
How can metacognitive writing increase student persistence and investment in course objectives? How can technology facilitate metacognition? This session will provide an overview of recent scholarship addressing the connections between metacognition and persistence, and it will discuss possible means of implementing metacognitive writing in different disciplines. Platforms for online student-instructor feedback will also be demonstrated.
|Session 4:||Implementing retrieval practice in the college classroom|
Retrieval practice is a method of instruction where – instead of focusing on cramming more and more information into students’ heads, we focus on the process of getting that information back out. By exposing students to information multiple times through interactive quizzes, customized study aids, and interactive activities, you can improve students’ retention and comprehension of concepts. The latest research shows us that this act of recalling this information itself improves retention!
|4:00 - 5:00 PM||Concurrent Sessions 5|
|Session 1:||CourseNetworking: How a Social Media Platform can Increase Engagement in the Online Classroom|
Are you looking for more engagement in your online courses? Do you want to provide ways for your students to get to know each other even when they will never meet? Are you interested in showcasing 'real world' applications of your course via videos, articles, and other activities? This presentation will describe the endless possibilities of utilizing CourseNetworking, a Canvas-integrated tool, as well as include a hands-on demonstration!
|Session 2:||But What If I’m Not Funny?: Using Humor to Teach |
This presentation reviews the research supporting the use of humor in the classroom, and provides specific strategies for classroom implementation for those who think they’re funny, and those who are, eh…just not funny. Informational and enlightening!
|5:00 - 6:00 PM||Continuing the Conversation|
(Hors d'oeuvres & Networking with presenters)