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West Chester, PA 19383


Email: RECAP@wcupa.edu

  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 12, 2016 | A Technology Conference for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 12, 2016 | A Technology Conference for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 12, 2016 | A Technology Conference for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 12, 2016 | A Technology Conference for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

  • Resources for the Electronic Classroom: A Faculty-Student Partnership
    May 12, 2016 | A Technology Conference for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

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Beatrice Adera

University: West Chester
Session: 21st Century Classrooms: Unleashing the Creative Potential of Our Technology Obsessed Students

Bio: This is my 6th year at West Chester and will be my second presentation at RECAP. I teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate special education courses in addition to serving as the student teaching supervision coordinator. My research interests include pre-service teacher preparation for inclusive classrooms, addressing educational needs of ELL, technology integration in the 21st century classroom and inclusion in mainstream educational establishments in Africa.

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Mahmoud Amer

University: West Chester
Session: Migrating Assessment Tools to D2L: The Easy Way!

Bio: Dr. Mahmoud Amer is a faculty member in the department of languages and cultures. He teaches both in the Arabic program and linguistics program. His areas of interest are emerging technologies, second language acquisition and learning, and technology in the classroom. He is a certified Adobe Expert.

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Nurun Begum

Co-Presenter: Mahfuzul Khondaker

University: East Stroudsburg
Session: Using Flickr in the Classroom

Bio: Dr. Nurun Begum is an associate professor in the department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at East Stroudssburg University. Her research focuses on International education, urban education, diversity and integration of technology in the classroom.

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Regina Bobak

University: Bloomsburg
Session: Student Study Skills: Perception vs Reality – Closing the Gap Using D2L Tools

Bio: Dr. Regina Bobak is an assistant professor in the Department of Academic Enrichment at Bloomsburg University. She's been teaching developmental mathematics for two years. Prior to her teaching, she was the instructional technology specialist for 10 years at Bloomsburg University. She supported faculty with instructional technology and distance education.

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Jade Burris

University: West Chester
Session: Using Social Media Groups to Share Activity Plan Ideas Among Pre-Service Teachers

Bio: Jade Burris is an Assistant Professor at West Chester University in the Department of Early and Middle Grades Education and teaches courses in early childhood education. Jade's research focuses on leveraging technology to improve educational outcomes, pre-service and in-service teacher professional development, online education and learning environments, and child care quality improvement systems.

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Maryann DiEdwardo

University: Lehigh University
Session: Pedagogical Applications of Blogs and Wikis Enhance Student Writing Skills

Bio: As a professional speaker, author, scholar writing coach and Adjunct Professor, I work well in editing environments with accuracy and diligence and most of all, commitment to polished curriculum designs and pedagogy. I have set up Model classrooms for many years. Presenter. College English Association Denver 2016 and Indianapolis.2015. Presenter. Northeast Modern Language Association Hartford 2016 with Panel and Presentations and Toronto May 2, 2015. Open Simulator. Presenter.,Sunday November 9th at 9 a.m. Pacific Time in Education Track; Session Title Metacognition, Prezi, Research and the 21st Century Scholar Research Interests include Pairing Music and Linguistic Intelligences, Literacy, Metacognition, Pedagogy, Social Justice, Student Directed Learning, Stage History, Poetics, American Women Writers, African American Literature, Poetry, Drama, Health Writing, and Writing as Therapy. Case Study Research published as a book and article: In 2004, statistical results of case study research suggest that pairing music and linguistic intelligences in the college classroom improves students' grades and abilities to compose theses statements for research papers in courses that emphasize reading and writing skills (DiEdwardo 2004). In initial study in 2003, Maryann refined Howard Gardner's (1993) definition of music as a "separate intellectual competence" and compared music intelligence to linguistic intelligence.

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Lisa Dise

Co-Presenter: Ryan C. McFadden

University: Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
Session: Getting Your Learner's Permit: Preparing Faculty to Teach Online

Bio: Lisa Dise is the Coordinator of Academic Technology and Instructional Design at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences with over 10 years of experience in online learning. She holds an Honors Bachelors of Commerce degree from Laurentian University and is pursuing her Masters' degree in Instructional Design and Adult Learning from the University of Colorado Denver.

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Amanda Frantz-Mamani

Co-Presenter: Cassandra Dell

University: Edinboro
Session: Oral Engagement in Online Foreign Language Course

Bio: Professor Frantz-Mamani is a member of the History, Anthropology, and World Languages Department at Edinboro University where she teaches Spanish language, literature, culture, and Latin American History. Her interests include Colonial Latin America, especially the use of imagery in popular culture and the relationships of Power and Identity. She teaches several courses online and is a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer.

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Beverly Funkhouser

University: Widener University
Session: Flip your Instructional Design

Bio: Beverly Funkhouser is an assistant professor of education at Widener University. Her experience includes K-12 teaching and technology leadership, as well as higher education instructional design and online program administration. She currently coordinates and teaches in Widener's one-year online Master of Education in Instructional Technology program.

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Richard Ganahl

University: Bloomsburg
Session: Share Your Students' Writing With 1,000's of Readers! Get read from the get go!

Bio: Dr. Ganahl received his doctorate from the Missouri School of Journalism. He is a former media manager, publisher, entrepreneur, and co-editor of award-winning 'Webcasting Worldwide.' His research interests include new media, media use, advertising and public relations. He is faculty founder of BUnow, a multi-media, student-managed news site. BUnow, an independent, stand alone student medium measures more than 775,000 visitors that have viewed more than 1,530,000 pages in its 7+ year history.

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Regan Garey

University: Lock Haven
Session: Engage Students Using Their Favorite Technology - Their Cell Phones

Bio: Dr. Regan Garey, CPA, has been teaching in higher education for over 15 years. She is currently an Associate Professor of Accounting at Lock Haven University. She teaches a wide variety of different accounting courses and she incorporates the use of technology in those courses. She is a consultant and published author on financial literacy.

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Lindsay Gaughan

University: West Chester
Session: Experience is the Best Teacher: Learning through Branching Scenario Simulations

Bio: Lindsay holds a M.Ed, Educational Technology Specialist certification and is a Certified Faculty Developer. In addition to her prior expertise as an Graphic/Web Designer she has 5 years of Instructional Design experience. She joined the Office of Distance Education at WCUPA in 2014 and will continue to assist faculty in the design and development of their online/blended courses. She recently joined Bloomsburg University's Master of Instructional Technology department as an adjunct professor.

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Janet Josephson

University: Millersville
Session: How to Break Up with PowerPoint for Good

Bio: Janet Josephson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Early, Middle, and Exceptional Education at Millersville University. She teaches courses on inclusion, co-teaching, special education methods, and special education assessment. She has several co-authored chapters in press on topics of classroom accommodations, learning disabilities strategies, and universal design for learning.

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Whitney Katirai

Co-Presenter: Christine Williams

University: West Chester
Session: Applying Bloom's Taxonomy to E-Learning

Bio: Dr. Whitney Katirai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health. She joined the faculty in the Department of Health in 2015 after completing her EdD and her MPH in Health Promotion from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Katirai teaches both undergraduate and graduate public health courses. Dr. Katirai has published and conducted research in the areas of rural health, tobacco use, health disparities, and cancer prevention.

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Steven Kennedy

University: Millersville
Session: Efficient Methods for Incorporating Inverted Pedagogy and Active Learning Into Lecture Courses

Bio: Dr. Kennedy's research interests are in the areas of synthetic organic, organometallic catalysis, reaction methods development, and chemical education. His chemical education interests are in the areas of active learning, cooperative learning, inverted classroom strategies, and developing undergraduate teaching laboratories that incorporating natural product isolation and synthetic methods.

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Mary Beth Kurilko

Co-Presenter: Kay Magee

University: Philadelphia University
Session: Eating the Technology Elephant: Helping Faculty Solve Teaching Challenges One Byte at a Time

Bio: As the Director of Online Programs at Philadelphia University, MB provides vision, leadership, direction, and expertise in support of faculty design, delivery and evaluation of technology-enhanced instructional materials. An enthusiastic and energetic communications instructor, she specializes in emerging media, helping digital natives get beyond status updates to become new media strategists.

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Lindsey McGuire

Co-Presenter: Daniel J. Baer

University: West Chester
Session: Using a Flipped Course to Teach Evidence-Based Practice in Face-to-Face and Synchronous Distance Education

Bio: Dr. Lindsey McGuire is an Assistant Professor and Athletic Trainer in the Sports Medicine Department at West Chester University. She completed her PhD in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise and Sport Psychology at Temple University. Lindsey went to Lock Haven University for her undergraduate studies, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science/Athletic Training, and two Master's degrees in Athletic Training and Sport Management at East Stroudsburg University.

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Sandy McVey

University: University of Delaware
Session: Good Old PowerPoint is More Powerful Than You Think

Bio: Sandy McVey collaborates with instructors to develop customized teaching activities leveraging technology. Based at University of Delaware's Faculty Commons, Sandy conducts individual appointments and facilitates group sessions focused on student engagement. Her Microsoft Office certifications in PowerPoint, Excel, and Word are showcased when invited to facilitate guest technology sessions. Vested with a Google IQ, she's an ideal partner for developing activities utilizing the Google Apps.

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Carolyn Meehan

Co-Presenter: Julie Nair

University: West Chester
Session: The Use of Quizzes on D2L to Improve Overall Student Learning

Bio: Carolyn Meehan and Julie Nair are Assistant Professors of Nursing at West Chester University where they teach fourth year traditional students and second degree students in both the clinical and classroom area.

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Michael Meyer

University: California
Session: The Use of Video Technology to Assess Student Skill Proficiency in the Clinical Setting

Bio: Mike is in his 8th year as an assistant professor at California University of Pennsylvania. He teaches courses in the undergraduate athletic training program. He is a graduate of Waynesburg College (BS '97), Ohio University (MS '01), and Indiana University of Pennsylvania (PhD '12). Mike's teaching philosophy includes the use of diverse teaching, assessment, and learning vehicles to reach students of different learning styles. He uses technology to provide content and assess student learning.

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Joseph Moser

Co-Presenter: Iliana Pagan-Teitelbaum

University: West Chester
Session: Strategies to Engage Students in Collaborative Discussions of Film and Video

Bio: Joseph W. Moser is Assistant Professor of German at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. He has published on Thomas Bernhard, Lilian Faschinger, Czernowitz writers, the Austrian Contemporary Novel, and Franz Antel’s Bockerer films. He is currently writing a book, with the working title: "Between Victimhood and Collaboration: The Films of Hans Moser." He regularly teaches courses at all levels in German as well as culture-cluster courses in English on the Holocaust and German Film.

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Shannon Mrkich

University: West Chester
Session: A Professor, an Instructional Designer, and a Student Walk Into an Online Course…

Bio: Shannon Mrkich, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of English at West Chester University. She has been teaching composition face-to-face at WCU since 2000 and hybrid and 100% online since Spring 2015. Her research interests include Distance Education pedagogy, student engagement, verbal and non-verbal immediacy, and writing assessment. Shannon's unofficial professional mission is to encourage all teachers to integrate best DE practices into their F2F classrooms.

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James Pannafino

University: Millersville
Session: Interactive Design Programs and Learning Apps

Bio: James Pannafino is an associate professor at Millersville University, Pennsylvania in the Art and Design Department where he teaches interactive and graphic design courses. His research interests include interactive design fundamentals, interdisciplinary design, visual storytelling and digital narrative forms. James published Interdisciplinary Interaction Design: A Visual Guide to Basic Theories, Models and Ideas for Thinking and Designing for Interactive Web Design.

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Tom Pantazes

University: West Chester
Session: Herd Mentality, A Card Game, and TPACK – Not in that order

Bio: Tom Pantazes is an Instructional Designer with the Office of Distance Education at West Chester University. A licensed educator, Tom has experience helping instructors integrate technology and online learning pedagogy. He has taught online and face to face courses as well as written online learning curriculum. He holds a Master of Arts in Education from the College of William and Mary and will be a Certified Faculty Developer by the start of the conference.

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Christopher Penna

University: University of Delaware
Session: A Picture for a Thousand Words: Video Feedback & Student Engagement

Bio: Christopher Penna is Associate Professor of English at the University of Delaware. His interests include modern poetry, twentieth-century literature, and technology-enhanced instruction. He has worked extensively with wikis as a means of presenting undergraduate research and has created The British Literature Wiki with his students. In addition to writing about Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley and other contemporary poets, he has received grants to develop hybrid approaches to teaching composition.

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Ali Poorani

University: University of Delaware
Session: Capturing Achievement Stories: Using Crowdsourcing Technology

Bio: Dr. Ali A. Poorani is Director of Hospitality Associates for Research & Training (HART) and an Associate Professor with expertise in Leadership & Entrepreneurship in the Lerner College of Business & Economics at the University of Delaware. He is among the recipients of the University's 2012 and 2015 IT Transformation Grant. Dr. Poorani's project is titled, Achievement Stories using crowdsourcing Technologies.

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Philip Thompsen

University: West Chester
Session: Motivating Students with the D2L Awards Tool

Bio: Philip A. Thompsen, Ph.D., is 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 has been a frequent presenter at educational technology conferences, including RECAP, BEA, Educause, Nercomp, and the Brightspace Fusion Conference.

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Lisa Weaver

Co-Presenter: Kristin Vincenzes

University: Lock Haven
Session: Enhancing the Online Learning Environment Through the Creative Use of Blackboard Collaborate

Bio: Lisa D. Weaver, Ph.D., LPC, ACS is an associate professor at Lock Haven University in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master's Program. In addition to teaching in the program, she is also the Practicum and Internship Coordinator. Dr. Weaver's research agenda includes online learning, student engagement and persistence, and teaching as research. She can be reached at lweaver@lhup.edu or by phone at 570-484-3078.

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Julie Wiest

University: West Chester
Session: Grading with Google: Using Forms and Sheets to Streamline the College Classroom

Bio: Julie B. Wiest, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. She teaches courses in Sociology of Culture, Social Psychology, and Sociology of Gender, as well as an online course on "The Digital Self." Her research focuses on the social and cultural impacts of new media technologies, mass media studies, and sociocultural approaches to deviance and crime.

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Veronica Wilbur

University: West Chester
Session: Beyond Discussion Board – Promoting Creative Student Engagement with Pictures, Text and Voice

Bio: Dr. Veronica Wilbur has a PhD in Nursing Science and is a Certified Nurse Educator and Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Additionally, Dr. Wilbur has 24 years of experience as nursing faculty. Her areas of teaching expertise include advanced pathophysiology, pharmacology, adult assessment and teaching theory. She has 15 years of experience with online course development and teaching using Blackboard and D2L.

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Junko Yamamoto

University: Slippery Rock
Session: Content and Pedagogy Centered Flipped Classroom

Bio: Junko Yamamoto is an associate professor at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. She teaches Instructional Technology and foreign language teaching methods. She also supervises student teachers.