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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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Sessions

RECAP Conference sessions align with one of the session themes identified by the RECAP Planning and Content teams as representing current topics of interest in higher education. Sessions focus on sharing or modeling innovative uses of technology while allowing for interaction among participants. These sessions address "how to" as well as "why-to."

Session Themes

Designing Instruction: For Flipped, Blended or Online Designing Instruction: For Flipped, Blended or Online

About These Sessions

Flipped, Blended and Online instruction use technology to transform the way students learn. Sessions in this theme will illustrate strategies, tools and techniques to design and deliver instruction in these various formats

Sessions

9:15AM –
10:00AM
Sykes 255

A professor, an instructional designer, and a student walk into an online course…..

Presenter: Shannon Mrkich

Co-presenter(s): Tom Pantazes

Recommended Items: It is recommended that attendees bring a mobile device.

Forget content, what else should you consider when preparing an online or hybrid course? Enjoy a stimulating "conversation" between a professor and an instructional designer as they explore techniques for creating rewarding student learning experiences. You will learn about organization, building connections, managing time, and much more.

Learning Objectives: • Implement techniques to make personal connections with students • Identify student engagement tools • Discuss resources that can help them improve their student engagement practice

9:15AM –
10:00AM
Sykes 257

Applying Bloom's Taxonomy to e-learning

Presenter: Whitney Katirai

Co-presenter(s): Christine Williams

Recommended Items: It is recommended that attendees bring a laptop.

Using Bloom's taxonomy of the cognitive domain, learning objectives can imply six different types of cognitive performance. In this session, examples of how learning objectives, activities, and measurements in an e-learning format, will be demonstrated.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to identify the six types of cognitive performance and be able to give an applied example of how it can be used in their discipline, through an e-learning format.

9:15AM –
10:00AM
Sykes 252

Flip your Instructional Design

Presenter: Beverly Funkhouser

Can you guess who often learns the most in the traditional instructional design process? (Hint – it is not the students!) Come to this session and join a conversation about flipping the instructional design process, shifting more of the responsibility for content – and for learning – to our students.

Learning Objectives: * Consider the affordances of technology as a cognitive tool * Develop and share strategies that allow students to take advantage of technology to facilitate their learning

10:15AM –
11:00AM
Sykes 255

Efficient methods for incorporating inverted pedagogy and active learning into lecture courses

Presenter: Steven Kennedy

‘Cheap tricks’ is a blended (partially inverted) pedagogy that merges pre-lecture videos, formative assessment, and just-in-time instruction. Students are better prepared for the face-to-face classroom through the expeditious deployment of pre-lecture quiz videos, which are created using an inexpensive document camera and a free online service.

Learning Objectives: 1. Understanding of successes, failures, and compromises observed when implementing blended instruction 2. How inverted pedagogy enables active learning and collaborative learning class time.

10:15AM –
11:00AM
Sykes 252

Getting your Learner’s Permit: Preparing Faculty to Teach Online

Presenter: Lisa Dise

Co-presenter(s): Ryan C. McFadden

This session will examine the methods used at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences to prepare their faculty to teach online as well as what resources are available to support them. Faculty start by taking a series of mandatory and optional faculty development courses before they are permitted to teach online courses.

Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, participants will be able to: • Explain the processes used at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences to prepare and support their online faculty.

10:15AM –
11:00AM
Sykes 257

Herd Mentality, A Card Game, and TPACK – Not in that order

Presenter: Tom Pantazes

Come learn about the Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge (TPACK) framework and how it can help you evaluate your use of technology in your teaching. We won't stay in our seats, we will play with cards, and we will apply the framework to your own unique teaching circumstances.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to identify components of the TPACK framework, evaluate TPACK combinations, apply the framework to their own lesson design, and walk away with additional TPACK resources

10:15AM –
11:00AM
Sykes 254

How to Break Up with PowerPoint for Good

Presenter: Janet Josephson

Recommended Items: It is recommended that attendees bring a laptop or a mobile device.

Are you tired of PowerPoint? Are your students too busy copying your slides to engage in a larger conversation about the content you are teaching? In this session, we will look at PowerPoint alternatives that will make your presentations more memorable, and will encourage deeper student engagement and preparation.

Learning Objectives: Learn the basic guidelines for several presentation tools, discuss the benefits and challenges of these tools, experiment with these tools to evaluate their applicability to the classroom

10:15AM –
11:00AM
Sykes 209

Migrating Assessment Tools to D2L: The Easy Way!

Presenter: Mahmoud Amer

Recommended Items: It is recommended that attendees bring a laptop.

This presentation is geared towards showing educators a way to utilize the powerful assessment options in D2L while at the same time providing the platform that allows them to manage their workflow so they can focus more on teaching and helping students learn.

Learning Objectives: 1) Attendees will be able to transform their existing word (.docx/.doc) exams and quizzes into D2L seamlessly 2) Attendees will be able to create D2L exams and quizzes in no time using digital tools

2:30PM –
3:15PM
Sykes 252

Content and Pedagogy Centered Flipped Classroom

Presenter: Junko Yamamoto

Recommended Items: It is recommended that attendees bring a mobile device.

When flipping a classroom, teachers need to have clear learning goals, which portion of the class to flip and why, how to hold students accountable for watching a lecture video, and how the lecture portion will prepare learners to be engaged in hands-on activities. This interactive session will guide participants through these points

Learning Objectives: The participants will be provided practical tips about making flipping a success. They will also learn about causes of flipping to flop.

2:30PM –
3:15PM
Sykes 210

Using a Flipped Course to Teach Evidence-Based Practice in Face-to-Face and Synchronous Distance Education

Presenter: Lindsey McGuire

Co-presenter(s): Dan Baer

This presentation will outline an innovative approach to teaching evidence-based practice to students in the healthcare field, using a flipped format, in face-to-face and synchronous distance education. Presenters will review benefits and challenges to implementation, and discuss meeting the need for innovative pedagogical approaches.

Learning Objectives: The audience will learn how to implement specific tools and activities to successfully implement a flipped format, and strategies, challenges, and benefits in teaching synchronous distance education.

3:30PM –
4:00PM
Sykes 255

Capturing Achievement Stories: Using Crowdsourcing Technology

Presenter: Ali Poorani

Crowdsourcing technologies can transform student learning to Achievement Stories. The author demonstrates how to incorporate crowdsourcing into curriculum and highlights its major outcomes. It communicates the expectation that learning has more value when put to work. Faculty will see the value of their teaching when learning is well applied.

Learning Objectives: a. Learn how to incorporate crowdsourcing technology for collective engagement b. Demonstrate examples and applications c. Share student feedback and evaluations

3:30PM –
4:00PM
Sykes 209

Good old PowerPoint is more powerful than you think

Presenter: Sandy McVey

Recommended Items: It is recommended that attendees bring a laptop.

Who needs a fancy recording studio? Bland voiceovers with animated bullets that students have to download are a thing of the past. PowerPoint 2013 and 2016 have built-in screen recording that allows instructors to make engaging videos with their own Windows’ laptop ready for YouTube. Hands-on demonstration included.

Learning Objectives: Participants learn first-hand the ease of creating and producing instructional videos with PowerPoint built-in screen recording tool. Components of quality video including hardware advice included.

Engaging Students Engaging Students

About These Sessions

Engaging students in the learning process can result in a positive impact on learning outcomes. There are many technology choices available in today’s digital age that can bring students from the sideline into the game, increasing engagement and enabling student achievement. Presenters in this theme will explore all types of technology implementations and strategies they have used to engage students in today’s digital education environment.

Sessions

9:15AM –
10:00AM
Sykes 254

21st Century Classrooms: Unleashing the Creative Potential of Our Technology Obsessed Students

Presenter: Beatrice Adera

Recommended Items: It is recommended that attendees bring a laptop.

Teachers are continuously striving to adapt content and pedagogical approaches to align with the diverse needs of their students. In this presentation, you will learn about 10 free web 2.0 technology tools and applications that can readily integrate into any classroom. Participants will brainstorm ways to integrate the tools in their classrooms

Learning Objectives: Audience will learn about a selection of 10 free web 2.0 tools and application that educators can integrate in their classrooms to facilitate engagement and achievement in diverse classrooms.

9:15AM –
10:00AM
Sykes 210

Beyond Discussion Board – Promoting Creative Student Engagement with Pictures, Text and Voice

Presenter: Veronica Wilbur

Recommended Items: It is recommended that attendees bring a laptop.

This session provides participants with online techniques that stimulate learning beyond the discussion board. Emphasis will be placed on use of Padlet, Apprennet and Google Docs; however, other applications will be briefly explored. Finally, participants will be provided with classroom management techniques to incorporate these tools in small or large classes.

Learning Objectives: After attending this session, the learner will be able to: 1) Describe how learning can be enhanced by using a variety of online applications. 2) Identify at least one class where discussion board can be implemented.

10:15AM –
11:00AM
Sykes 210

Motivating Students with the D2L Awards Tool

Presenter: Philip Thompsen

Recommended Items: It is recommended that attendees bring a laptop.

This presentation will discuss my experience using the D2L (Brightspace) Awards tool in a large lecture class during the Spring 2016 semester. The Awards tool allows me to design and award badges and certificates to students for completing tasks and achieving measures of academic success. Bring your laptop to try out the awards tool yourself!

Learning Objectives: Awareness of the D2L Awards Tool; Ability to use the Awards Tool to create and award badges and certificates; Using the Tool to motivate students; Appreciation of the value of gamification

11:15AM –
12:00PM
Sykes 254

A Picture for a Thousand Words: Video Feedback & Student Engagement

Presenter: Christopher Penna

Recommended Items: It is recommended that attendees bring a laptop.

This presentation explores how freely available, screen capture software can provide students with annotated video samples of assignments and with video feedback on their work. It will also demonstrate how this technology can be used interactively in the classroom to create collaborative, archival resources to guide students in ongoing assignments.

Learning Objectives: Participants will consider how video feedback can support instructional goals and learn the ease of creating video feedback. They will discuss how screen capture videos can enhance student engagement.

11:15AM –
12:00PM
Sykes 257

Enhancing the online learning environment through the creative use of Blackboard Collaborate.

Presenter: Lisa Weaver

Co-presenter(s): Kristin Vincenzes

As online learning environments continue to grow and thrive, quality of education is an important question. This presentation will demonstrate how one program has been able to engage and mentor online master’s level counseling students through the use of a synchronous learning tool.

Learning Objectives: 1. To analyze the challenges faced by educators when teaching online. 2. To learn tools within the Blackboard collaborate platform. 3. To identify specific strategies for your online classes.

11:15AM –
12:00PM
Sykes 252

Interactive Design Programs and Learning Apps

Presenter: James Pannafino

This session will review and discuss interactive design programs and applications that can help students engage with content and other learners. It will use quick descriptions and micro demos to show a large range of resources. This session will help create a better understanding between what novice and experts will need to use.

Learning Objectives: • Build an understanding of digital tools and apps • Identify resources to enhance student interaction in the classroom • Understand the difference between casual use and expert base tool sets

11:15AM –
12:00PM
Sykes 209

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

Presenter: Richard Ganahl

Recommended Items: It is recommended that attendees bring a laptop.

Looking for the classroom excitement generated by 1,000's of online readers of your students' writing? Learn from these five specific classroom excercises that generated 1,000's of online readers through social media promotional strategies and a partnership between the classroom and BUnow: an independent, pure-play, student-managed news site.

Learning Objectives: Build a creative partnership with your campus media and improve your students' story telling skills with 5 multi-media writing assignments that utilize WordPress, SoundCloud, iMovie and social media.

11:15AM –
12:00PM
Sykes 255

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

Presenter: Regina Bobak

“I don’t understand why I didn’t pass the exam.” How do we get students to reflect on their study habits and change? This presentation provides multiple activities including exam prediction/post analysis surveys, seating chart usage, and review exam settings to assist students in identifying the gap in their study skills.

Learning Objectives: Participants will gain ideas to help students succeed by identifying gaps in learning. Discussion on exam prediction/post analysis surveys, seating chart usage, and review exam settings.

2:30PM –
3:15PM
Sykes Theatre

Eating the Technology Elephant: Helping Faculty Solve Teaching Challenges One Byte at a Time.

Presenter: Mary Beth Kurilko

Co-presenter(s): Kay Magee

Join the Director of Online Programs from Philadelphia University to hear about their pilot of a semester-long faculty project on how to use technology to solve instructional challenges. With a dozen or so faculty invited from across disciplines, this session will cover processes, successes and lessons learned!

Learning Objectives: The audience will learn how to identify specific challenges they encounter in their classes and consider how to solve them using technology.

2:30PM –
3:15PM
Sykes 255

Pedagogical applications of blogs and wikis enhance student writing skills

Presenter: Maryann DiEdwardo

Thesis: Blogs and Wikis enhance student voices in Distance Learning and Computer Enhanced Classrooms. I have also recently published a new book in Kindle eBook about my use of blogs and wikis to teach. The new Kindle Ebook, Teach Writing Based on Journaling Concepts of Thoreau by Maryann DiEdwardo, discusses blogs and wikis in educational digital traditional and computer enhanced classrooms: http://www.amazon.com/Teaching-Writing-Journaling-Concepts-Thoreau-ebook/dp/B014BVSYA6/ref=sr_1_1?s=... My original framework for teaching freshman English composition in computer enhanced classrooms with blogs and wikis is based on Socratic Methodology Model, student-directed learning, E-portfolio. Through blog and wiki in learning communities, I engage student voices. Create a classroom community where students participate as active learners by technological friendly models; through my own experience of basing my newest novel entitled The Passing Light on a travel diary, I create strategies based on the travel journaling of Thoreau. My students create E- journals in blogs and wikis in open access digital classroom as primary sources for essays. Writing based on keen observation and self discovery as a part of learning to write. Information processing generates active students. My original framework for teaching writing nature journals is based upon my own experiences. My thesis is to engage in remembering place. The platform of nature writing can result in a series of thoughts that may become finished blogs, wikis, web pages, or technology based nature journals. Writing has a new meaning in the virtual setting. Travel journaling about natural spaces engages place memory. Through a study of Thoreau's Walden, I suggest that travel journaling retains and preserves place memory.

Learning Objectives: Learning Objectives To present my original framework for teaching freshman English composition in computer enhanced classrooms based on Socratic Methodology Model and to demonstrate participants in the method of creating their own frameworks To demonstrate student-directed learning, E-portfolio, blog and wiki in learning communities to engage student voice To create a classroom community of my participants during my session To read excerpts from my newest novel entitled The Passing Light based on my travel diary and prove that journals engage voice To teach writing based on keen observation and self discovery as a part of learning to write To encourage teachers to use information processing to generates active students

2:30PM –
3:15PM
Sykes 209

Strategies to Engage Students in Collaborative Discussions of Film and Video

Presenter: Joseph Moser

Co-presenter(s): Iliana Pagan-Teitelbaum

This session explores strategies to engage students in collaborative discussions of film and video using technological tools such as YouTube, Kaltura, Dropbox, TurnItIn, D2L: demonstrating concrete examples to generate in-class student interaction geared towards higher order cognition using technology and scaffolded structures.

Learning Objectives: 1. Tools to screen a film outside of the classroom 2. Guide to implement in-class discussion forum and assessment rubric 3. Collaborative film-scene analysis workshop 4. Tools for online evaluation

2:30PM –
3:15PM
Sykes 257

Using Flickr in the classroom

Presenter: Nurun Begum

Co-presenter(s): Mahfuzul Khondaker

This presentation will focus on how to use Flickr in the classroom. Flickr is an app can be used in so many different ways in the classroom and in the academic environment. It can be used to organize events and activities, showcase activities, documentation, presentation, storytelling, research project and resource room for lesson plan. Flickr crea

Learning Objectives: The audience will learn how to use Flickr in the classroom

3:30PM –
4:00PM
Sykes 210

Engage Students Using their Favorite Technology - their Cell Phones

Presenter: Regan Garey

Students are often reluctant or unwilling to keep their cell phones off during class. Tophat, which is an interactive software package that engages the students immediately at the beginning of each class session offers a solution. Tophat can be used for taking attendance, having the class discuss an open-ended topic or answer questions.

Learning Objectives: The audience will be exposed to a fairly recently developed interactive program that allows students to answer questions anonymously and/or for extra credit.

3:30PM –
4:00PM
Sykes 254

Experience is the Best Teacher: Learning through Branching Scenario Simulations

Presenter: Lindsay Gaughan

Branching Scenarios are one of the best ways to make your click and read courses to become something more interactive, engaging and meaningful for your learners. By placing your learners in real-life situations, you can get them to practice making decisions that result in specific outcomes using meaningful feedback and consequences.

Learning Objectives: The audience will understand the benefits of branching scenarios in eLearning. They will discover the 3C Model of Design and learn how to incorporate storytelling techniques into branching scenarios.

3:30PM –
4:00PM
Sykes 257

Oral Engagement in Online Foreign Language Course

Presenter: Amanda Frantz-Mamani

Co-presenter(s): Cassandra Dell

Recommended Items: It is recommended that attendees bring a mobile device.

High demand for additional entry-level Spanish course sections caused Edinboro University to offer Spanish 101 online in Summer 2014. To learn a foreign language requires practice in writing, listening, and conversation. How do we add these elements to the online environment?

Learning Objectives: Review technologies used to engage students in advancing their conversation skills in a foreign language. Describe how to assess activities and how students felt about online conversations.

3:30PM –
4:00PM
Sykes 252

Using social media groups to share activity plan ideas among pre-service teachers

Presenter: Jade Burris

Recommended Items: It is recommended that attendees bring a laptop or a mobile device.

Most college students are on social media because the platform is perfectly designed to engage them. Why not leverage it to engage them in class content and promote collaboration? This presentation will outline the process for how to do just that.

Learning Objectives: The participants will be able to create a Facebook group, identify challenges and strategies to using social media in the classroom, and discuss the experiences pre-service teachers had.

Assessing Learning Assessing Learning

About These Sessions

With an increase of assessment choices for instructors, a variety of techniques are used to evaluate learning outcomes. This theme exemplifies the many digital assessment tools that are being used to assess learning, including online testing, eportfolios, surveys, student response systems, rubrics and others.

Sessions

9:15AM –
10:00AM
Sykes 209

The use of quizzes on D2L to improve overall student learning

Presenter: Carolyn Meehan

Co-presenter(s): Julie Nair

Research suggests that online quizzes may improve overall preparation for class and therefore have a positive result in exam performance. While an increasing amount of content must be covered in the undergraduate curriculum, online quizzes may be one way to increase class reading and preparedness (Johnson & Kiviniemi, 2009).

Learning Objectives: Use of D2L and the question library to provide online (random selection) quizzes to focus on specific content and achieve improved student preparedness.

11:15AM –
12:00PM
Sykes 210

The Use of Video Technology to Assess Student Skill Proficiency in the Clinical Setting

Presenter: Michael Meyer

This presentation is geared toward the assessment of student learning of clinical skills. This approach was designed as a result of the absence of a lab scheduled for the General Medical Assessment course. This course has competencies associated with it that require students to demonstrate proficiency in clinical skills in Athletic Training Edu.

Learning Objectives: The audience will gain knowledge on how to assess student skill proficiency (in a non-laboratory setting) using video skill demonstrations created and submitted by the students.

2:30PM –
3:15PM
Sykes 254

Grading with Google: Using Forms and Sheets to Streamline the College Classroom

Presenter: Julie Wiest

This session will introduce several examples of ways that Google Forms and Google Sheets can be used in the classroom to enhance student learning, effectively assess learning outcomes, and help faculty members manage an ever-increasing workload.

Learning Objectives: Educators will learn how to use Google Forms and Google Sheets to increase grading efficiency and teaching effectiveness. Examples of assignments and other practical applications will be discussed.