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  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 14, 2015 | A Technology Conference for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 14, 2015 | A Technology Conference for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 14, 2015 | A Technology Conference for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 14, 2015 | A Technology Conference for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 14, 2015 | A Technology Conference for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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Mahmoud Amer

University: West Chester
Session: A Bridge to Online and Blending Teaching: Reusing Existing Resources in New Digital Environments

Bio: Dr. Amer is a faculty member in the department of Languages and Cultures at West Chester University. Dr. Amer has developed award-winning learning applications in the field of language learning, and is interested in investigating the use of mobile technology in education. Dr. Amer is interested in the ways in which technology is being used to transform language learning. Dr. Amer is a Certified Adobe Expert and a Certified Computer Trainer.

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Nurun Begum

University: East Stroudsburg
Session: "Signup Genius": A Way to Plan and Organize Activities and Events in Academic Setting

Bio: Dr. Nurun N. Begum is an Associate Professor of Education. He has presented in international, national, and regional Conferences including the RECAP Conference in past years.

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David Bolton

University: West Chester
Session: A Telecollaboration Exchange with a University in Ghana

Bio: David L. Bolton, Ph.D. graduated with his master's degree in research and statistical methodology from Andrews University in Michigan, and his Ph.D. in research and measurement from Florida State University. He has been teaching educational technology, evaluation and measurement, research methods and statistics courses and workshops at West Chester University since 1991. His focus of research has been the power of educational technology to engage students in the learning process.

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Cristobal Cardemil-Krause

University: West Chester
Session: Best Practices to Designing Online Courses that Will Engage Learners

Bio: Cristobal Cardemil-Krause, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Spanish at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are the representation of the Amazon Basin throughout time. He has taught a number of language and literary courses online in a number of platforms, including eCollege, Sakai, Blackboard, and Desire2Learn.

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Constance Case

University: West Chester
Session: Best Practices to Designing Online Courses that Will Engage Learners

Bio: Constance Case is an Assistant Professor of Costume Design and Technology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. While she has been an effective F2F teacher for over 15 years she is now actively pursuing any and all information on Distance Education. She is honored to be the recipient of the CVPA Dean's Initiative Award to Expand Access to Education through Technology and WCUPA's Distance Education/Teaching and Learning Initiative Grant for Costume Design Course and will teach her first online class during the Spring 2015 semester.

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Christine DiPaulo

University: String Theory Schools
Session: iBeacons in Education

Bio: Christine is an Innovation Specialist at String Theory Schools in Philadelphia. She provides just in time professional development opportunities for faculty and staff including one to one trainings, district wide in service training, strategies for innovative uses of technology in the classroom, best practices for students to consume, create and author content using iPad. Christine is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Class 2009 and currently serves on the ADE Advisory Board. She has been honored as a 3E Institute Entrepreneurial Educator for project based learning in the classroom.

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Marc Drumm

University: West Chester
Session: Ten Ways Reasons Teachers (Bother to) Tame Twitter

Bio: Marc Drumm is an Instructional Designer in the Office of Distance Education at West Chester University. Now in his 16th year of working in higher education, he specializes in online course design, web design and development, and integrating technology into educational environments. He has a B.S. in Computer and Information Sciences and an M.Ed. in Educational Technology from the University of Delaware, and prior to coming to WCU, he held positions at the University of Delaware and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Stacy Esch

University: West Chester
Session: Helping Students Eliminate Plagiarism

Bio: Stacy Esch is passionate about the value of a liberal arts education that promotes the humanities, particularly the study of writing, culture, and literature as keystones to a well rounded education and lifelong learning. She eagerly embraces new technology to support this mission. She currently lives and works in West Chester, Pennsylvania, teaching courses in the First Year Writing Program at West Chester University.

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Elisabetta Fasella

University: University of the Sciences
Session: A Scaffolding Approach Using Technology to Develop Higher Level Problem Solving Skills

Bio: Elisabetta Fasella, a graduate of the University of Rome, Italy, obtained her PhD in Chemistry from Columbia University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at University of the Sciences, where she teaches general chemistry and organic chemistry courses. She mentors undergraduate students doing research on green synthetic methods, and collaborates with other faculty in the department on synthetic aspects of their projects, ranging from foldamers to enzyme inhibitors.

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Michelle Fisher

University: West Chester
Session: Connect, Communicate, and Facilitate Learning through Targeted Multimodal Web 2.0 Tools
Session: Using Web 2.0 Tools: Incorporating Collaborative Online International Learning

Bio: Michelle Fisher is the Senior Instructional Designer for Teacher Education for the College of Education at West Chester University. She has been designing online courses for over 15 years in both Higher Ed. and in the corporate world.

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Anita Foeman

University: West Chester
Session: Digital A-Team: The Power of Team Teaching a Hybrid Course Through a Learning Management System

Bio: Anita Foeman, Ph.D., holds the rank of Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Dr. Foeman is a scholar of intercultural and organizational communication. She holds a B.A. from Defiance College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Temple University. Dr. Foeman joined the faculty of West Chester University in 1982.

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Lisa Gordon

University: West Chester
Session: Connect, Communicate, and Facilitate Learning through Targeted Multimodal Web 2.0 Tools

Bio: Professor Gordon has been an instructor in the Literacy Department for the past 15 years. This is her 5th semester teaching EDR 550 as an online course. Professor Gordon completed her undergraduate work in elementary education at the University of Pittsburgh. Professor Gordon received her M.Ed from Pennsylvania State University in the area of Instructional Systems (Training, Design and Development).

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Aksel Gungor

University: Drexel
Sessions: Record, Upload, Converse: Transforming Assessment Through Acclaim's Collaborative Video Platform

Bio: Aksel is the co-founder and CEO of Acclaim. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University in Philadelphia, teaching a course titled "Launch it" which he co-designed with leaders of the business school at the university. "Launch it" helps undergraduate students come up with and build real businesses as part of the 10 week course. At Acclaim, Aksel oversees the general strategy and direction of the company as well as product and team development. Aksel was born in France, and grew up between Paris and Istanbul. He is trilingual and lives in Philadelphia.

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Charles Hardy

University: West Chester
Session: "Goin' North" and Reaching Higher: Content Production in the Collaborative Classroom

Bio: The producer of award-winning radio, video, and web-based documentaries, WCU professor of history Charles Hardy III began his work in oral history in the late 1970s. Recipient of the 1999 Oral History Association Biennial Nonprint Media Award and president of the OHA in 2008-2009, he has written extensively on aural history and new media. Professor Hardy is also Supervising Historian of ExplorePAHistory.com, collaborative website that builds historical content and lesson plans around Pennsylvania's historical markers.

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Jillian Harris

University: Temple
Session: Record, Upload, Converse: Transforming Assessment Through Acclaim's Collaborative Video Platform

Bio: An Associate Professor of Dance at Temple University, JILLIAN HARRIS toured nationally with the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company, performing works by noted choreographers such as Doug Varone. She went on to perform with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers. Her choreography has been commissioned and shown at venues in New York City, Virginia, Maryland, Utah, Tennessee, and Italy. Jillian maintains an active teaching schedule, conducting master classes throughout the nation.

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Jason Hilton

University: Slippery Rock
Session: Copyright, Fair Use, and TEACH Act for Flipped, Blended, or Online Instruction

Bio: Jason T. Hilton is an assistant professor at the Secondary Education / Foundations of Education department at Slippery Rock University. He teaches Methods of Instruction, Social Studies Instruction, and supervises field students and student teachers.

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Teresa Hudson

University: West Chester
Session: Communication and Information Technologies for Traditional and Distance Education Courses
Website: http://www.wcupa.edu/infoservices/techServices/techFee

Bio: Teresa Hudson currently serves as the Technology Project Coordinator for the Information Services Division at West Chester University. She and her team are responsible for procuring, deploying, and maintaining all student use technology on campus which includes PC & MAC computer labs and tablets, various software, printers/plotters/scanners, virtual desktop infrastructure, digital signage, interactive technologies, lecture capture systems and a wide-range of science equipment.

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Karen Jogan

University: Albright
Sessions: Going for Assessment Gold: Designing and Implementing E-Portfolios
Website: http://faculty.albright.edu/kjogan

Bio: M. Karen Jogan Ph.D. is Professor of Spanish at Albright College Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures. She has also taught Instructional Technology for the Education Department. Contact: kjogan@albright.edu

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Janet Josephson

University: Millersville
Session: From No-Tech to High-Tech: Four Tools for Engaging Today's Students

Bio: Janet Josephson completed her Ph.D. in Special Education at the University of Delaware in 2014. She currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Currently, Janet teaches undergraduate introductory courses in special education and senior-level methods courses to pre-service teachers. Her research interests include co-teaching and collaboration at the elementary school level.

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Mahfuzul Khondaker

University: Kutztown
Session: "Signup Genius": A Way to Plan and Organize Activities and Events in Academic Setting

Bio: Mahfuzul Khondaker is a Professor and the Chair of Criminal Justice at Kutztown University.

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Maria (Ola) Kopacz

University: West Chester
Session: Digital A-Team: The Power of Team Teaching a Hybrid Course Through a Learning Management System

Bio: Dr. Kopacz is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. She holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Arizona. Her research interests focus on the potential of new media (especially social networks) to spread ideas and empower people in contexts like education, news, and entertainment. She teaches courses in communication research and mass media.

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Mary Beth Kurilko

University: Philadelphia
Session: A Little Birdie Told Me: How To Use Social Media in Your Classroom and Everywhere Else!
Website: http://twitter.com/girlmeetsweb

Bio: Mary Beth Kurilko, Director of Online Programs at Philadelphia University Known on Twitter as girlmeetsweb, MB has been teaching communication to undergrads for 12 years - in the classroom and online. Always looking for new ways to engage online students, she once sent candy to her online students so they wouldn't miss out on treats they would have had in class.A specialist in emerging media, she helps digital natives get beyond status updates to become media strategists.

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Bessie Lawton

University: West Chester
Session: Digital A-Team: The Power of Team Teaching a Hybrid Course Through a Learning Management System

Bio: Dr. Lawton is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. She is the Coordinator of the Public Speaking courses in the department. Her research interests include intercultural and interracial communication, as well as identity issues.

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Madhu Mahalingam

University: University of the Sciences
Session: A Scaffolding Approach Using Technology to Develop Higher Level Problem Solving Skills

Bio: Madhu Mahalingam is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Her research interest in chemical education, include methodologies that improve problem solving skills and elevate students learning to higher Bloom's levels. Her work has been published in the Journal of Chemical Education. She recently co-authored a book chapter on using technology as a scaffolding to improve problem solving skills. She has presented her work at regional, national and international conferences.

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Meghan Mahoney

University: West Chester
Session: Digital A-Team: The Power of Team Teaching a Hybrid Course Through a Learning Management System

Bio: Meghan Mahoney is an assistant professor in the Department for Communication Studies. Her research focuses on utilizing new and social media for behavior change. She was a part of the hybrid SPK development team in 2014. 

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Jennifer Matuza

University: West Chester
Session: Reaching Higher: Using iPads in Reading/Writing Workshop in Elementary Schools

Bio: Jennifer Matuza is an Early Grades (PK-4) Elementary Education major and a Reading minor. She is currently student teaching as part of a yearlong placement in first grade at General Wayne Elementary School in the Great Valley School District.

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Vicki McGinley

University: West Chester
Session: Using Web 2.0 Tools: Incorporating Collaborative Online International Learning

Bio: Dr. McGinley, Professor of Special Education, has been international service and scholarship. She is an active member of two international professional organizations. While presenting in Riga, Latvia a number of years ago she began work with a professor from the University of Latvia, leading her to Latvia again in the Spring, 2015 on a teaching and research Fulbright Scholarship. Her goal is to connect her students to her work, thus, an area of focus for her research in Latvia will be COIL.

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Lisa McKelvey

University: West Chester
Session: Human Patient Simulators: The Future in Learning Patient Care for Nurses

Bio: Lisa is the Coordinator for the Nursing Simulation and Clinical Skills Laboratories for West Chester University. The Department hosts three individual laboratories focusing on clinical skill enrichment as well as enhancing students' critical thinking abilities. Professor McKelvey is actively working towards her Doctorate of Nurse Practice degree. The focus of her Capstone Project is in Simulation and Structured Debriefing Post Simulation to enhance learning experiences for traditional undergraduate nursing students.

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Richard Mehrenberg

University: Millersville
Session: Introducing Clickers to the College Classroom: Seven Questions Answered

Bio: Dr. Richard Mehrenberg is an assistant professor of special education at Millersville University. He taught 14 years in the K-12 schools and has earned National Board Certification. Research interests include behavior management, co-teaching, and the needs of beginning teachers.

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Breanna Miller

University: West Chester
Session: Reaching Higher: Using iPads in Reading/Writing Workshop in Elementary Schools

Bio: Breanna Miller is an Early Grades (PK-4) Elementary Education major and a Reading minor. She is currently student teaching as part of a yearlong placement in first grade at General Wayne Elementary School in the Great Valley School District.

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Michele Mislevy

University: Albright
Session: Explaining Everything Before Class: Flipping a College World Languages Classroom
Session: Going for Assessment Gold: Designing and Implementing E-Portfolios

Bio: Michele Mislevy serves as the Instructional Technologist for IT Services at Albright College. She also is a Technology Instructor at Albright College in the Education Department. Contact: mmislevy@albright.edu

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Cheryl Monturo

University: West Chester
Session: The Interactive Online Classroom through ApprenNet: Ethical Dilemmas Made Real
Website: http://vimeo.com/42004684

Bio: Cheryl Monturo, PhD, MBE, ACNP-BC is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Bioethicist and Associate Professor of Nursing at West Chester University of PA. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate coursework in the areas of medicine, surgery, research and ethics. Her research agenda focuses on palliative and end of life care.

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Elisabeth Morlino

University: University of the Sciences
Session: A Scaffolding Approach Using Technology to Develop Higher Level Problem Solving Skills

Bio: Elisabeth Morlino is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. While she is an experimental physical chemist by training, she is also interested in understanding how people learn to problem solve at a high level. Her teaching methodologies to improve problem solving skills can be found in the Journal of Chemical Education as well as presentations given at regional and national meetings.

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Joseph Moser

University: West Chester
Session: D2L and Twitter Discussions to Enhance Engagement

Bio: Joseph W. Moser is an assistant professor in the Department of Languages and Cultures. A native of Vienna, Austria, he earned his Ph.D. in German literature from the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, he is writing a book on the propagandistic use of German film comedies under the Nazi regime. He loves teaching German and Austrian literature and film, and he is also very interested in teaching literary and film representations of the Holocaust.

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Shannon Mrkich

University: West Chester
Session: Dictating Your Feedback: Bringing Your "Voice" Alive in Print

Bio: Shannon Mrkich has been teaching first-year composition at WCU since 2000. Her research interests include Writing Assessment - Rhetoric of dictated commentary; Think-aloud protocols; Verbal and non-verbal immediacy; and Distance education and pedagogy. Shannon began using, researching, and developing dictated response to student writing in 2012, including a qualitative research study focusing on students' perceptions of the quality of such feedback.

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Simuelle Myers

University: Temple
Session: Discussion Bored? 5 Tips for Enhancing the Course Discussion Tool

Bio: In her current role as Instructional Designer for the Temple University Teaching and Learning Center, Simuelle works with faculty to effectively deliver online courses and to reconfigure existing courses to reflect best practices in online learning. She has experience teaching both face-to-face and online and is currently an adjunct instructor for Delaware County Community College. Simuelle received her master's degree in Applied Sociology at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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Iliana Pagan-Teitelbaum

University: West Chester
Session: D2L and Twitter Discussions to Enhance Engagement
Website: http://ilianapagan.com

Bio: I'm an Assistant Professor of Spanish and Latin American Film in the Department of Languages and Cultures at West Chester University. My research focuses on cultural representations of violence and inequality. I'm interested in the use of instructional technology to promote creative thinking. My courses often engage in digital storytelling projects, podcasting, e-Portfolios, blogging, and micro-blogging in connection to my educational Twitter feed "Tuit de la Profesora" (@ilianapagan)

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James Pannafino

University: Millersville
Session: Teaching Technology in Creatives Courses
Website: http://interdisciplinaryinteractiondesign.com

Bio: James Pannafino is an associate professor at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. He works in the Art and Design Department where he teaches graphic and interactive design courses. His research interests include interactive design fundamentals, interdisciplinary design, visual storytelling and digital narrative forms. He writes regularly for HOWDesign.com on interactive design concepts and tools. James book: http://interdisciplinaryinteractiondesign.com

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Chris Penny

University: West Chester
Session: iBeacons in Education
Website: http://chrispenny.com

Bio: Dr. Chris Penny is a Professor of Education at West Chester University, an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Google Certified Teacher, and a dad.

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Janice Rodriguez

University: Albright
Session: Explaining Everything Before Class: Flipping a College World Languages Classroom

Bio: Janice Rodriguez teaches Spanish and first year seminar at Albright College.

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Jordan Schugar

University: West Chester
Session: iBeacons in Education

Bio: Jordan Schugar is an Assistant Professor of English at WCU whose research interests include mobile pedagogies, eReading text comprehension, wearable technologies, and figurative language. He has presented his work at state, national, and international conferences and his research has also been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, Real Simple Magazine, and Education Week. Dr. Schugar was also named an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013.

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Tina Selvaggi

University: West Chester
Session: Reaching Higher: Using iPads in Reading/Writing Workshop in Elementary Schools

Bio: Tina Selvaggi, Ed.D. is an Assistant Professor of Literacy at West Chester University. Her research interests include: professional development/coaching, teacher candidate preparation, and use of technology to enhance instruction.

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Janneken Smucker

University: West Chester
Session: "Goin' North" and Reaching Higher: Content Production in the Collaborative Classroom
Website: http://janneken.org

Bio: Janneken Smucker is Assistant Professor of History at WCU where she specializes in digital history, public history, and American material culture. Recently, she authored Amish Quilts: Crafting an American Icon (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013), and contributed to Unconventional and Unexpected: American Quilts Below the Radar, 1950-2000 (by Roderick Kiracofe, Abrams, 2014). Her digital work includes co-curating and editing World Quilts: The American Story.

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Stephanie Taitano

University: University of Pennsylvania
Session: Ten Ways Reasons Teachers (Bother to) Tame Twitter

Bio: Stephanie Taitano is the Associate Director of Faculty Professional and Leadership Development at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where she designs and develops programs to increase teaching effectiveness, technology skills, etc. amongst the medical school faculty. Stephanie is a former Instructional Designer at West Chester University.

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Christine Thomas

University: West Chester
Session: Human Patient Simulators: The Future in Learning Patient Care for Nurses

Bio: Dr. Chris Thomas has been a faculty member at WCU for 15 years and using high fidelity simulation methods for the last 6 years to support nursing student learning. In 2014 she served as a National League of Nursing Simulation Leader. During the year long program she helped to design faculty development materials for healthcare professionals interested in using simulation teaching methods.

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Phil Thompsen

University: West Chester
Session: Kaltura MediaSpace: What It Is and Why You Should Use It
Session: Digital A-Team: The Power of Team Teaching a Hybrid Course Through a Learning Management System
Website: http://drthompsen.com

Bio: Philip A. Thompsen, Ph.D. is a Professor of Communication Studies at West Chester University. He is a scholar of communication media and technology, with particular interests in broadcasting and computer-mediated communication. He is the department's 'webmaster' and educational technology coordinator. He also advises two student media organizations: The Quad and WCU-TV.

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Larry Udell

University: West Chester
Session: Grading with Grademark on Turnitin (D2L and Blackboard

Bio: Larry Udell has been a member of the philosophy department at West Chester University since 1999, and has been attending RECAP conferences continuously since that time. His main interest is in the political and economic philosophy, with emphasis on John Rawls, Joan Robinson, and Karl Marx, along with strong generalist interests in philosophy and economics.

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K. Jamie Woodlief

University: West Chester
Session: Rethinking Rhetoric: Exploring Identity Through Social Networks

Bio: Jamie Woodlief has been a composition instructor at West Chester University since 2007. She has taught a variety of composition and literature courses for West Chester and at Delaware County Community College. Her interests include online curriculum development and multi-modal forms of communication.

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Junko Yamamoto

University: Slippery Rock
Session: Copyright, Fair Use, and TEACH Act for Flipped, Blended, or Online Instruction

Bio: Junko Yamamoto is an associate professor at the Secondary Education / Foundations of Education Department at Slippery Rock University. She teaches instructional technology and world language teaching methodology. She also supervises student teachers.

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Yuki Yamamoto

University: West Chester
Session: Communication and Information Technologies for Traditional and Distance Education Courses

Bio: Yuki Yamamoto currently serves as the Multimedia Manager for the Information Services Division at West Chester University. His team maintains and supports classroom technology including presentation systems, interactive devices, video conference technology, lecture capture, etc. His team also manages the TV studio and handles various university video productions. Yuki is responsible for planning and incorporating multimedia technology in the design of new or renovated classrooms. He has many years of experience working in the field of microcomputer technology dating back to the stone age of personal computers.

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Curtis Zaleski

University: Shippensburg
Session: Integrating a Research Experience into an Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

Bio: Curtis Zaleski received his B.S. degree in chemistry from John Carroll University in 2000 and his Ph.D. in chemistry under the direction of Vincent Pecoraro in 2005 at the University of Michigan. He then completed a teaching/research postdoctoral fellowship with Vincent Pecoraro and Brian Coppola at the University of Michigan. In 2006 Dr. Zaleski joined Shippensburg University and was promoted to associate professor in 2011.