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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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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.

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 252

Best Practices to Designing Online Courses that Will Engage Learners

Presenter: Cristobal Cardemil-Krause

Co-presenter(s): Constance Case

Organizing an online asynchronous course requires a number of organizational skills and a different set of expectations than a synchronous online course. This session will discuss best practices when preparing the course material and different techniques to promote student engagement, which is the basis for a successful online class.

Learning Objectives: The audience will receive first-hand information to better prepare an online course effectively. The session will end with an open discussion in which other faculty members will share their experience.

10:15AM –
11:00AM
Sykes 257

Copyright, Fair Use, and TEACH Act for Flipped, Blended, or Online Instruction

Presenter: Junko Yamamoto

Co-presenter(s): Jason Hilton

Following a brief presentation, audience members will engage in fair use analysis to examine if provided scenarios for using copyrighted materials for flipped, blended, or online classes fall under fair use or if they are likely to be considered illegal.

Learning Objectives: Given scenarios of the use of copyrighted materials, the audience will be able to determine if they constitute fair use of copyright infringement.

10:15AM –
11:00AM
Sykes 254

Explaining Everything Before Class: Flipping a College World Languages Classroom

Presenter: Janice Rodriguez

Co-presenter(s): Michele Mislevy

Presenters open their toolbox and share ways of developing instructional videos with inexpensive, easy-to-use, and widely available tools, resources for designing with every student in mind, and methods for monitoring compliance in a flipped world languages class. The session is not subject specific; the tools and techniques apply to any discipline.

Learning Objectives: Participants will discover inexpensive tools and technology available for flipping portions of a course and evaluate where this could benefit their students.

11:15AM –
12:00PM
Sykes 254

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

Presenter: Maria (Ola) Kopacz

Co-presenter(s): Bessie Lawton, Anita Foeman

During this panel, attendees will learn the benefits, best practices, and avoidable mistakes of team-teaching a large-multi section course using a common D2L site. Come and learn how to use a joint learning website to maximize the power of your teaching team. In addition to the presenters, the panel includes: Megan Mahoney, Dawn Reitz, Phil Thompsen, Anne Walsh.

Learning Objectives: Learn the benefits of team-teaching a multiple-section course via a single D2L site, the best practices of building and maintaining a common site, and the potential pitfalls and mistakes to avoid.

11:15AM –
12:00PM
Sykes 257

Teaching Technology in Creatives Courses

Presenter: James Pannafino

This session will focus on the concept of teaching technology in creative courses. Artist, designers, and writers have to think in multiple directions for their creative work. How does introducing technology into the classroom change the creative dynamic. This session will create a discussion on the type of tools and technology creative students use.

Learning Objectives: • Better understanding of creative technology • Different perspectives from creative faculty • Tools and programs that creative faculty use

2:45PM –
3:30PM
Sykes 254

Helping Students Eliminate Plagiarism

Presenter: Stacy Esch

I would like to demonstrate why and how students can use the Originality Reports on D2L to help them address problems with plagiarism, especially patchwork plagiarism that might be hard to identify without the help of the report. I want to explain/demonstrate how to use this tool at the drafting stage as an aide rather than as a "policing" measure.

Learning Objectives: The audience, even if they aren't writing specialists, will learn how to use this tool for research writing in any discipline.

3:45PM –
4:30PM
Sykes 255

A Bridge to Online and Blending Teaching: Reusing Existing Resources in New Digital Environments

Presenter: Mahmoud Amer

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

Tired of creating exams and quizzes? This session provides instructors with a set of tools to help them transform their existing exams and quizzes into D2L quizzes. In addition, the tools will help instructors create meaningful exams and quizzes on the fly without spending too much time so that more time is spent on teaching and learning.

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.

3:45PM –
4:30PM
Sykes 254

A Telecollaboration Exchange with a University in Ghana

Presenter: David Bolton

Keypal exchanges are individual exchanges between students using the Internet. This presentation discusses theoretical and practical ideas in setting up and conducting keypal exchanges as part of a class. It talks about a keypal exchange which took place between West Chester University and Ghanaian students during the spring semester, 2015.

Learning Objectives: The audience will gain an understanding of the purpose of and process of the telecollaboration experience. A telecollaboration project will provide a practical example.

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 209

Ten Ways Reasons Teachers (Bother to) Tame Twitter

Presenter: Marc Drumm

Co-presenter(s): Stephanie Taitano

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

This presentation will propose ten specific, pedagogically sound strategies for implementing Twitter as an instructional and/or assessment tool which, especially when combined with other social media and web/mobile app tools, can have a profound influence on student engagement.

Learning Objectives: Attendees will gain an understanding of ten strategies for implementing Twitter as an instructional and/or assessment tool in online or face to face sessions.

9:15AM –
10:00AM
Sykes 210

The Interactive Online Classroom through ApprenNet: Ethical Dilemmas Made Real

Presenter: Cheryl Monturo

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

ApprenNet is a cloud-based answer to online simulation. In West Chester University’s Department of Nursing, ApprenNet brings a simulated ethical dilemma “up close and personal” to students in the DNP Program. This session will demonstrate the use of role playing exercises online and asynchronously to assess, devise and share best practices.

Learning Objectives: Attendees will: Develop a beginning understanding of an online peer review process, Consider how this platform might be applicable to their class, Understand the value of engaging through online role-play.

9:15AM –
10:00AM
Sykes 255

Using Web 2.0 Tools: Incorporating Collaborative Online International Learning

Presenter: Vicki McGinley

Co-presenter(s): Michelle Fisher

COIL is emerging, as improving technology becomes easier to use. It is a field of practice on pedagogy, and adds to the research by becoming its own field of study, producing scholarship in such areas as collaboration and cultural competencies. COIL involves the coordination of classrooms across international borders using free Web 2.0 Tools.

Learning Objectives: Increase knowledge on how Web 2.0 tools are being used for COIL in the K12 and HE Classrooms. Increase knowledge of how to facilitate cross-cultural learning.

10:15AM –
11:00AM
Sykes 255

A Little Birdie Told Me: How To Use Social Media in Your Classroom and Everywhere Else!

Presenter: Mary Beth Kurilko

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

This fun, interactive session will cover how to use social media in your courses to ignite your students. Not just for broadcasting your breakfast, we’ll explore how blogging, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and other tools can support your teaching. Beyond the classroom, social media will help you and your students build a professional online image.

Learning Objectives: Total newbie or seasoned, savvy techie, the audience will leave this session with new ideas, tools and tricks to enhance their online presence.

11:15AM –
12:00PM
Sykes 210

“Signup Genius”: A Way to Plan and Organize Activities and Events in Academic Setting

Presenter: Nurun Begum

Co-presenter(s): Mahfuzul Khondaker

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

Signup Genius is an app that college professors and administrators can use to build an effective communication among their faculty, staff and students. In this presentation the presenters will introduce the app and will demonstrate how this can be used effectively for teaching, learning, and creating and organizing an academic community.

Learning Objectives: The audience will be able to learn how to effectively use "Signup Genius" app for academic purposes.

11:15AM –
12:00PM
Sykes 209

D2L and Twitter Discussions to Enhance Engagement

Presenter: Iliana Pagán-Teitelbaum

Co-presenter(s): Joseph Moser

This session explores the use of technological tools such as D2L Discussion Boards and Twitter to engage students outside of the classroom. We demonstrate concrete examples of ways to generate online student interaction geared towards higher order cognition.

Learning Objectives: • Tools to design effective student interaction on D2L and Twitter. • Examples of how to assess online student interaction. • Demonstration of current examples.

11:15AM –
12:00PM
Sykes 255

From No-Tech to High-Tech: Four Tools for Engaging Today’s Students

Presenter: Janet Josephson

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

In this participatory demonstration session, attendees will learn how to implement four student engagement techniques (response cards, job cards, collaborative posters, Socrative) ranging from no-tech to high-tech. This presentation will also highlight the research behind these approaches and how they are used in a pre-service teacher education setting.

Learning Objectives: 1.Describe four examples of student engagement techniques (KNOWLEDGE). 2.Identify and implement a student engagement technique appropriate for one’s discipline (COMPREHENSION, APPLICATION). 3.Identify opportunities for future use (ANALYSIS).

2:45PM –
3:30PM
Sykes 209

Discussion Bored? 5 Tips for Enhancing the Course Discussion Tool

Presenter: Simuelle Myers

In many online courses the discussion board is a key component of class structure, but its potential is underutilized. For those who feel that their discussion board could use an enhancement or those who will soon be teaching online, this session will review five easy ways to best utilize this tool.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to: - Structure a discussion to maximize student accountability. - Create engaging discussion prompts and questions. - Utilize the Discussion Board for other assignment types.

2:45PM –
3:30PM
Sykes 257

Introducing Clickers to the College Classroom: Seven Questions Answered

Presenter: Richard Mehrenberg

Considering using clickers in your classroom? Attend this session and learn the in's and out's of what this technology has to offer. Our focus will be on the "why-do" opposed to the "how-to", with the instructor sharing his experiences and lessons learned from the past three semesters. Audience questions and discussion encouraged.

Learning Objectives: The audience member will be able to list and describe seven common questions regarding the incorporation of I-Clickers into the college classroom, and be able to respond to each in an informed manner.

2:45PM –
3:30PM
Sykes 210

Rethinking Rhetoric: Exploring Identity Through Social Networks

Presenter: K. Jamie Woodlief

In a society that is inundated with visual communication as well as short phrases of writing such as status updates, tweets, and slogans, rhetorical messages are often absorbed without much thought. I will present an assignment I use in my first year writing courses that uses social networks to creatively teach rhetorical analysis.

Learning Objectives: A new and creative way to engage students and keep their attention focused on a theoretical and often foreign concept (critical thinking).

3:45PM –
4:30PM
Sykes 210

Communication and Information Technologies for the Traditional and Distance Education Courses

Presenter: Teresa Hudson

Co-presenter(s): Yuki Yamamoto

Join us to see live demonstrations of the current technologies being used on WCU campus including RamCloud-our virtual desktop infrastructure-which allows faculty/students the ability to access software applications remotely; the Mediasite and MyMediasite Lecture Capture Systems, as well as the Polycom CloudAxis Video-conferencing system.

Learning Objectives: How to incorporate current technology tools into curriculum to engage and challenge students and to allow for collaboration in an active learning environment for traditional and distance ed. courses.

3:45PM –
4:30PM
Sykes 252

Connect, Communicate, and Facilitate Learning through Targeted Multimodal Web 2.0 Tools

Presenter: Lisa Gordon

Co-presenter(s): Michelle Fisher

In this session, we will share strategies for personally getting know one's students early in the semester and facilitating a sense of community and connection. We will share successful examples of activities. Lastly, we will share how to make the shift from strictly being a deliverer of content to becoming a facilitator of active student learning.

Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to: - Develop a communication strategy/plan for their online course, - Use a variety of resources presented during the session to strategically connect with their students.

Managing Content Managing Content

About These Sessions

There are many resources available to provide content for our courses, digital, video, print, interactive and more. Sessions within this area of focus will showcase strategies for locating, curating, sharing and documenting the many different materials that we infuse into our courses. Possible topics include, use of intellectual property, curation and management of content, to creating content that can be “read” by all types of devices, accessible documents, and video streaming utilities plus more!

Sessions

9:15AM –
10:00AM
Sykes 257

Grading with Grademark on Turnitin (D2L and Blackboard)

Presenter: Larry Udell

This session will illustrate how online grading of student papers on Turnitin's Grademark (available on both D2L and Blackboard) can enhance the grading of student papers in both large and small class sections.

Learning Objectives: Attendees will benefit from gains in efficiency, improved feedback to students, enhanced security, and ensuring that student work is original.

10:15AM –
11:00AM
Sykes 209

iBeacons in Education

Presenter: Chris Penny

Co-presenter(s): Jordan Schugar, Christine DiPaulo

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

This interactive presentation explores iBeacons in education. It may have been announced only quietly by Apple, but iBeacons could have a big impact in education, and on the so-called Internet of Things.

Learning Objectives: By the end of the session, the participants will be able to determine whether using iBeacons would be appropriate for a K-20 classroom.

2:45PM –
3:30PM
Sykes 252

Kaltura MediaSpace: What It Is and Why You Should Use It

Presenter: Philip Thompsen

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

You may have heard of Kaltura, but have you heard of Kaltura MediaSpace? Learn more about this "rich media portal" that enables faculty to create and manage their own video channels. Discover the advantages of MediaSpace over the Kaltura D2L Plug-In, and why you would want to use MediaSpace to help you manage your instructional video content.

Learning Objectives: The audience will learn what Kaltura MediaSpace is, what advantages it offers over the Kaltura D2L Plug-In, and how to access, upload, manage and embed videos from a MediaSpace channel.

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 254

Dictating Your Feedback: Bringing Your “Voice” Alive in Print

Presenter: Shannon Mrkich

Is your hand cramping from writing on papers? Are students complaining they can’t read your comments? Do your comments start to sound the same from paper to paper? Here’s an intriguing solution: Dictate your feedback! “Talking” to students through dictation makes your commentary process faster, more personal, and completely legible.

Learning Objectives: -Overview of dictated commentary assessment technique. -Advantages of using dictated commentary for feedback. -Preliminary findings of the presenter’s research study on dictated commentary for student assessment.

10:15AM –
11:00AM
Sykes 210

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

Presenter: Jillian Harris

Co-presenter(s): Aksel Gungor

Acclaim, a new web platform, allows users to annotate video and audio to assess skills. This tool addresses the limitations of rubrics and score sheets, providing for precise feedback within the context of an actual recorded performance. Our presentation will describe effective approaches towards incorporating Acclaim in the classroom.

Learning Objectives: Participants will gain an understanding of Acclaim’s features and how these features allow for precise assessment in different contexts. They will then experience using Acclaim in a practice feedback.

2:45PM –
3:30PM
Sykes 255

Going for Assessment Gold: Designing and Implementing E-Portfolios

Presenter: Karen Jogan

Co-presenter(s): Michele Mislevy

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

Student portfolios are the "gold standard" for summative assessment: they can incorporate course projects, be aligned with course goals, and are direct evidence of student performance. This session supports participants in design, organization, and assessment of the student e-portfolio. We will describe options for digital tools for the e-portfolio.

Learning Objectives: It is expected that participants will leave this session with clear ideas of how to select digital tools; design and evaluate student e-portfolios; incorporate the e-portfolio into their own course.

Reaching Higher: From Basic Tasks to Higher Order Learning Skills Reaching Higher: From Basic Tasks to Higher Order Learning Skills

About These Sessions

Critical and creative thinking, collaboration and communication are increasingly important and necessary for students to succeed as citizens, workers and leaders in a global society. How are you using technology to climb to the top of Blooms Taxonomy in your class and develop those crucial higher order thinking skills?

Sessions

9:15AM –
10:00AM
Sykes Ballroom

Human Patient Simulators: The Future in Learning Patient Care for Nurses

Presenter: Lisa McKelvey

Co-presenter(s): Christine Thomas

Human patient simulator is an innovative teaching method in nursing. It integrates critical thinking, clinical judgment, communication and psychomotor skills into one activity. Students are permitted to make mistakes and learn from them in this safe environment. This presentation will demonstrate how HPS technology is used to support student learning.

Learning Objectives: Examine how HPS integrates multidimensional aspects nursing practice. Demonstrates HPS usefulness in developing clinical thinking and clinical judgment abilities. Discuss how HPS impacts patient safety and student learning outcomes.

10:15AM –
11:00AM
Sykes 252

“Goin’ North” and Reaching Higher: Content Production in the Collaborative Classroom

Presenter: Janneken Smucker

Co-presenter(s): Charles Hardy

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

Graduate and undergraduate students collaborated in a “tandem-taught” class to move from consumers to producers of content by using digital platforms to engage the public in stories of the Great Migration. By curating oral history indexes and crafting multimedia stories, students moved from passive recipients to creators of knowledge.

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn how and why to use digital platforms, including Oral History Metadata Synchronizer, Omeka, and various digital storytelling tools to engage students in higher-level thinking.

11:15AM –
12:00PM
Sykes 252

Integrating a Research Experience into an Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

Presenter: Curtis Zaleski

Each student in Advanced Inorganic Chemistry designs a research project based on knowledge gained from previous coursework. Students must analyze work done by others and develop a proposal that will provide an original contribution. Under Blooms Taxonomy students must analyze, evaluate, and create to successfully implement their research.

Learning Objectives: The audience will learn how to incorporate a research experience into their existing courses by adapting the presented strategies to their specific discipline.

3:45PM –
4:30PM
Sykes 257

A Scaffolding Approach Using Technology to Develop Higher Level Problem Solving Skills

Presenter: Madhu Mahalingam

Co-presenter(s): Elisabeth Morlino, Elisabetta Fasella

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

Technology, including audience response system, online homework and LMS, is utilized to build students’ problem solving skills up to Level-2 on Bloom’s taxonomy, prior to structured group problem solving sessions where multi-skilled groups work on challenging Level-3 problems. The method and results will be shared followed by group discussions.

Learning Objectives: Learn how technology is utilized to improve problem solving skills in general chemistry and engage in discipline-specific discussion to evaluate applicability of this approach to other disciplines.

3:45PM –
4:30PM
Sykes 209

Reaching Higher: Using iPads in Reading/Writing Workshop in Elementary Schools

Presenter: Tina Selvaggi

Co-presenter(s): Jennifer Matuza, Breanna Miller

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

Current teacher candidates, along with their professor, will share exciting applications of the iPad in two elementary Reading/Writing workshop classrooms. Applications enhancing instruction, management, and assessment will be shared and demonstrated with discussion about best practice as it relates to higher order thinking skills.

Learning Objectives: -Gain knowledge about applications of the iPad in elementary classrooms. -Interact with student work samples from the classroom. -Participate in demonstrations of iPad apps. -Discuss higher levels of use.

Session Formats

Sessions are presented in one of two formats; Small Discussion or Sharing/Demonstration.

Small Group Discussion

About These Sessions

These sessions encourage participant dialogue on a topic, current issue or innovative apporach to teaching and learning in a small goup of 15 or less participants.

Sharing/Demonstration

About These Sessions

Sharing/Demonstration 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".