The 22nd annual Facet Associate Faculty and Lecturer Conference (FALCON)

November 3-4, 2017, at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre


Exploring the Future ofTEaCHing: InnovativeTECHniques in Higher Education

2017 Robin Hass-Birky Keynote

Kevin Clark is a professor of Learning Technologies and the Founding Director of the Center for Digital Media Innovation and Diversity at George Mason University. His research focuses on the role of interactive and digital media in education, broadening participation in STEM, and issues of diversity in children’s media. Kevin’s most recent research is a national study examining the Digital Lives of African American Tweens, Teens, and Parents. Dr. Clark’s research activities have been funded by organizations like: the National Science Foundation, Defense Acquisition University, Dell, Microsoft, the Entertainment Association Foundation, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Clark worked as a senior content designer and senior program manager for a California based educational software company, where he supervised the design and development of interactive children’s educational content for the Sony PlayStation and computer platforms. In 2014, Dr. Clark was named a White House "Champion of Change" for his work empowering and inspiring members of the community.

Friday Evening Plenary

Robin K. Morgan received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Auburn University in 1988. She is a Professor of Psychology at Indiana University Southeast where she presently serves as the Director of the Institute of Learning and Teaching Excellence, overseeing face-to-face and distance education. She has served as the Indiana University Director of the Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching, a system wide organization devoted to recognizing and advocating for excellence in teaching. As Director, she served as the editor of the Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning as well as the founder and editor of the Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology. She has published numerous articles in the scholarship of teaching and learning, student stalking of faculty, and authored or co-authored several books including three in the Quick Hits series of Successful Strategies for Award Winning Teachers.  The second edition of her Case Studies in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology was published in 2017. Robin has received numerous teaching awards with her most recent award being the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology at Indiana University.

Everywhere you look, there’s a new technology tool that someone is promoting. They all sound interesting and a few even sound pretty exciting. How should you decide which ones to use for your class? Join us for this interactive session in which you and your teammates will compete across three categories:  Instructional Content, Faculty to Student Interaction, and Grading/Providing Feedback.  Choosing the right tool for your situation will make you a survivor! 
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