2016 Archives

Over 40 sessions have been organized that are beneficial to these 5 major job functions:

  • Instructional technologists/designers
  • Leaders in online learning
  • Learning management system administrators
  • Educational and classroom technology specialists
  • Adjunct and full-time faculty

You will have the opportunity to attend any of the sessions. Expect to walk away with real world examples and strategies that will help you more effectively use web 2.0 tools and pedagogical strategies within your own institution. Together we can transform education through collaboration!

Agenda

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8:30am – 8:50am Opening Remarks and Breakfast

Room: Auditorium

9:00am – 9:50am Chunk don’t Clump: A Practical Approach to Online Course Design

SUNY Geneseo

Megan Rawlings, Senior Instructional Designer

Room: DAC 305

Learning Adventures

Wilmington University

Mary Beth Youse, Instructional Technology Manager

Room: DAC 307

Connecting Learning Outcomes to Authentic Learning Experiences: Competency Assessment in a Canvas Course

La Salle University

Nick Gogno, Senior Instructional Designer

Huntly Collins, Assistant Professor of Communication

Room: DAC 309

9:00am – 9:50am Panel Session: Supporting the Unique Needs of Online Students

Moderators: Lauren Havens and Kelly Clayton

Room: Auditorium

Building Community to Enhance Student Achievement

Lancaster Bible College

Dr. Chris VanBuskirk, Director of Online Education

Room: DAC 311

Using Blackboard as a tool to teach Online Technology Skills in College Classroom

Wilmington University

Dr. Victoria Haddad, Adjunct Faculty

Room: DAC 312

9:00am – 9:50am Microsoft O365 Tools for Higher Education

Microsoft

Jill Sitnick, Microsoft Educational Strategist

Room: DAC 306

 

Using Technology to Teach Critical Thinking and Self-Reflection

Wilmington University

Amy O’Dell, Assistant Professor/Chair, Legal Studies

Room: DAC 313

The Course-Centric LMS: End of an Era? What Now?

Schoology

Alisa Owens

Room: DAC 301

10:00am – 10:50am Engaging Students with Interactive Interdisciplinary Collaborative Spaces: Next Generation Smart Classrooms?

Temple University

Eileen Aitken, Executive Director of IT

Lorraine Ford, Assistant Director of Information Technology

Room: DAC 309

Leveraging the Power of YouTube: Enhanced Learning through the Creation and Development of Video Content

Wilmington University

Dr. Todd Grande, Assistant Professor

Andrew Lightfoot, Therapist at Eagleville Hospital and Graduate Assistant

Room: DAC 312

Hands-on Workshop: Video Lectures, the Cheap and Easy Way

Wilmington University

Drew Cline, Media Technologist and Adjunct Instructor

Room: DAC 307

10:00am – 10:50am Hot Off the WordPress!

Gwynedd Mercy University

Susan Darlington, Director of Online Learning

Room: DAC 311

Multimedia On the Cheap: Building an Interactive Studio on a Budget

Wilmington University

Russ Lichterman, Multimedia Manager and Adjunct Instructor

Room: Auditorium

Personalize Your Template

Wilmington University

Sandy Bennett, Instructional Technologist and Adjunct Instructor

Room: DAC 305

10:00am – 10:50am The Future of Student Retention: Artificial Intelligence to EEG Wearables

StudyTree

Ethan Keiser, CEO

Room: DAC 313

Cengage’s MindTap

Cengage

Chris Walz, Marketing Manager – MindTap and 4LTR Press Cengage Learning

Room: DAC 306

Promoting Collaboration in an Online Environment

Wilmington University

Dini White-Karl, Adjunct Faculty

Room: DAC 301

11:00am – 11:50am A Step Toward Creating ADA Compliant Course Sites: Instructional Design Tips for the Hard of Hearing and/or Student with Visual Impairment in Your Online Course

Wilmington University

Dana Gullo, Instructional Designer

Room: DAC 305

What’s in a Game? Student Learning during Online Game Play

Wilmington University

C. Josh Simpson, Faculty Development Manager and Adjunct Professor

Christian Broderick, Instructional Technologist

Room: DAC 307

Creating Effective Instructional Design Teams

George Washington University, eDesign Shop

Camille Funk, Director

Room: DAC 309

11:00am – 11:50am Panel Session: Instructional Design

Moderator: Stephen Buchanan

Room: Auditorium

Synchronous Online New Student Orientation:
Using Technology to Build Community and Create Connections
Villanova UniversityBridget Boston, Assistant Director, Department of Public Administration

Stephanie Nissen, Instructional Designer

Dr. Lawrence Cozzens, Assistant Director – Academic Administration & Assistant Professor

Room: DAC 311

The Social Media Pedagogy: Welcome To My Twitter-verse

Wilmington University

Kristen Bender, Assistant Professor/Chair – Information Systems Management & Software Design and Development

Room: DAC 312

11:00am – 11:50am Taking Educational Video to the Next Level

Kaltura

Ken Taylor, Regional Director (Education) | Mid-Atlantic & Northeast

Room: DAC 313

Good old PowerPoint is more powerful than you think

University of Delaware

Sandy McVey, Educational Technology Consultant II

Room: DAC 301

Learning to focus on content using scholarly digital storytelling assessments in your courses

inxiFay: Production with Instruction

Colleen Leithren, Owner

Room: DAC 306

Noon12:30pm Lunch

Room: Auditorium

12:30pm – 1:20pm Keynote Presentation: Embracing Social Media as a Global Communication Tool

Sara Smith, Social Media Editor, NBC10 Philadelphia

Room: Auditorium

1:30pm – 2:20pm My Dream Job

Wilmington University

Dr. Matt Davis, Director of Online Learning

Kelly Clayton, Online Student Navigator

Lauren Havens, Online Student Navigator

Room: DAC 305

Collaborate Ultra

Wilmington University

Christina Pisel, Media Technologist and Adjunct Instructor

Room: DAC 307

Academic Integrity Issues with Online Learning and Best Practices that Help Reduce Academic Dishonesty

University of Bridgeport

Dr. Tim Raynor, Assistant Dean

Room: DAC 309

1:30pm – 2:20pm Keynote Speaker Q&A

Room: Auditorium

Google It

Eastern University

Alvin Wong, Brightspace Administrator

Sue Yavor

Room: DAC 311

Real World Math with 21st Century Technology

Wilmington University

Joseph Evans, Adjunct Instructor

Room: DAC 312

1:30pm – 2:20pm Flip Your Classroom with Office

Microsoft

Nick Christine, Community Development Specialist

Room: DAC 313

Online Discussion Board Assignments

Wilmington University

Dr. Janice Wardle, Chair of Sports Management and Assistant Professor

Room: DAC 306

Blackboard Portfolios

Blackboard

Naveen Ramnanan, Customer Success Advocate

Room: DAC 301

2:30pm – 3:20pm A Process for Designing Technology-Enhanced Assignments

Saint Francis University

Theresa Wilson, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Briana Keith

Room: DAC 309

Poll Everywhere promotes learning in face-to-face and hybrid classes

University of Delaware

Sandy McVey, Educational Technology Consultant II

Room: DAC 307

2:30pm – 3:20pm Panel Session: Future of Online Learning

Moderator: Dr. Sallie Reissman, Senior Director of Online Learning and Educational Technology

Room: Auditorium

How ‘Zaptions’, iMovie and Technology have Reshaped my Online Experience

Delaware State University

Dr. Francine Edwards, Department Chair/Associate Professor

Room: DAC 312

Kaltura User Group Meeting

Moderator: Sonia Maker, Customer Success Manager

Room: DAC 301

2:30pm – 3:20pm Virtual Monday

Wilmington University

Dianne Pearce, Adjunct Instructor

Room: DAC 313

Sway: Create and share interactive class materials, presentations, projects, and more with Sway

Microsoft

Nick Christine, Community Development Specialist

Room: DAC 306

3:30pm – 3:45pm Closing Remarks and Door Prize Give-Aways
Room: Auditorium

Session Descriptions

9:00am – 9:50am

Dr. Chris VanBuskirk, Director of Online Education

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Building Community to Enhance Student Achievement

Lancaster Bible College

This session will explore the process of building community through the online virtual environment to build a student’s sense of responsibility for the learning of his colleagues. The discussion will focus on collaborative online instructional design and the process of designing educational elements to create the social constructivist element which is critical to the success of an online course. The process in the workshop will model collaboration as it occurs in an online course; building the online community which is required in order to create the social constructivist environment. This method will increase the student achievement of the desired outcome.

 

Nick Gogno, Senior Instructional Designer

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Huntly Collins, Assistant Professor of Communication

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Connecting Learning Outcomes to Authentic Learning Experiences: Competency Assessment in a Canvas Course

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La Salle University

What happens when a journalism professor and an instructional designer co-teach a course in digital journalism? This session will cover lessons learned from piloting the Canvas learning mastery gradebook in a digital journalism course. In our course, we outline core competencies and then track student progress towards them through quizzes, discussion boards, and assignments. Student journalism projects are published on our GermantownBeat website, a news site for Philadelphia’s Germantown neighborhood. We will look at how website analytics and social media traffic can play a role in measuring the impact of students’ work.

In the first part of our session, we will review the features in Canvas that enable us to track student progress towards outcomes and best practices in assessment. We will discuss how to efficiently compose outcomes, ways of calculating learning mastery through rubrics, and the course gradebook.

In the second part of our session, we will move beyond the classroom walls and the LMS and into the neighborhood community. We will consider what competencies require students to actually interact with real people in the real world and on social media and how these interactions contribute to students’ developing understanding of their own identities and of the journalistic process.

Megan Rawlings, Senior Instructional Designer

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Chunk don’t Clump: A Practical Approach to Online Course Design

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SUNY Geneseo

Do you struggle to engage or motivate your learners? This presentation will guide you through the path a learner takes when processing new information. You will be provided strategies for content creation and organizational techniques that support and strengthen retention of knowledge.

Email: rawlings@geneseo.edu

Mary Beth Youse, Instructional Technology Manager and Adjunct Professor

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Learning Adventures

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Wilmington University

Instructors should think outside the box to engage students. Does your teaching rely mostly on lectures where your students sit quietly, or is your online course filled with lots absorbing content and little student engagement? This session employs strategies and technologies to engage students in the learning process. Come ready to have some fun and explore a learning adventure which can be reused again with your own curriculum content.

Attendees should come prepared with an app to read QR codes, AND install the app Aurasma on your mobile device.

 

silhouettes-776666_960_720 Panel Session: Supporting the Unique Needs of Online Students

Moderators: Lauren Havens and Kelly Clayton

Dr. Victoria Haddad, Adjunct Faculty

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Using Blackboard as a tool to teach Online Technology Skills in College Classroom

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Wilmington University

Although human interaction is still a large part of the job market process, online technology skills have changed the way businesses are interacting. One way to ensure that students are prepare for education and job market changes is to teach them online technology skills in the classroom. One great and easy accessible tool to do just that is Blackboard.
When students learn online technology skills in the college classroom through Blackboard, they usually can handle education and job market changes outside of the classroom. Studies have shown that students are responding positively toward the teaching of online technology skills in their classrooms. They are more motivated and enthusiastic during blackboard interactions.

The two main types of online technology skills that education and job market changes require are online communication and online collaboration skills. Blackboard help in the development of both of these skills through discussion postings, online chats, and online collaboration etc.

Using Blackboard as a tool to teach online technology skills in the college classroom will encouraged students to develop their online technology skills for education and job market changes. The ability to communicate across cultural and geographic boundaries will help students succeed in education and job market arenas.

Jill Sitnick, Microsoft Educational Strategist

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Microsoft O365 Tools for Higher Education

Microsoft

In this session learn about Microsoft’s O365 tools available for faculty and administration of higher education institutions. From the advances in OneNote Class Notebook for personalized learning feedback to Delve’s robust information sharing to break down silos, O365 is quickly becoming the best productivity tool to amplify student and faculty success. Join us for a review of OneNote Class Notebook, Sway, Delve, O365 groups, Office Mix and video.

Amy O’Dell, Assistant Professor/Chair, Legal Studies

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Using Technology to Teach Critical Thinking and Self-Reflection

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Wilmington University

This session will provide an overview of several e-learning tools, including SoftChalk, Padlet, and the Case Scenario/Critical Reader Builder from the University of Wisconsin. Each of these tools has unique qualities that support and encourage the use of critical thinking and self-reflection. These tools are especially helpful to those teaching in disciplines where free, online resources are more scarce and faculty need (or want) to create their own interactive, instructional activities to supplement publisher-provided resources.

Email: amy.l.odell@wilmu.edu

Alisa Owens, Regional Sales Director Higher Education, Eastern Region

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The Course-Centric LMS: End of an Era? What Now?

Schoology

What’s shaping the modern LMS? As you may have noticed, traditional, course-centric LMSs are becoming a thing of the past. While pioneers in their day, many of these systems have outgrown their usefulness and are being replaced by more modern platforms that focus on open standards, usability (UI/UX), and mobility. New enterprise IT models like the S.M.A.C. stack (Social-Mobile-Analytics-Cloud) are fueling a renewed interest in learning technologies on college campuses. In this session we’ll discuss the benefits of building an LMS around the needs of the learner vs the course and why Schoology is emerging as the choice for many forward thinking institutions.

At the end of this session participants will:

  1. Understand the S.M.A.C. model (Social-Mobile-Analytics-Cloud) and the benefits it offers for teaching and learning.
  2. Gain valuable insight and understanding into the benefits a user-centric platform has over traditional, course-centric systems.
  3. Understand why incorporating modern design principles drives student engagement and faculty adoption of the LMS.

10:00am – 10:50am

Chris Walz, Marketing Manager – MindTap and 4LTR Press Cengage Learning

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Cengage’s MindTap

Engage your students, improve outcomes, streamline your workflow, and increase communication flow between you and your students. Sound impossible? It does not have to be. Cengage Learning boasts MindTap a student-centered, digital platform which can help you achieve all of those goals and more. This session will help you self-identify your biggest pain points and the associated digital solution that is right for you and your students.

Session resource info: www.cengage.com/mindtap

Eileen Aitken, Executive Director of IT

Lorraine Ford,
Assistant Director of Information Technology

Engaging Students with Interactive Interdisciplinary Collaborative Spaces: Next Generation Smart Classrooms?

Temple University, College of Public Health

In the Fall 2015 semester, Temple University’s College of Public Health debuted a new interactive learning space. It is the first of its kind at the university and is now one of the most desired classrooms. The space was created to provide an active and engaging learning environment that would enable in-class interdisciplinary collaborative activities. A traditional lecture-style smart classroom with an instructor podium and 63 seats in rows was transformed into a space with 9 small “learning communities,” providing a small-class experience in a large-classroom environment. Each learning community consists of a U-shaped “pod” with 7 seats and a 60″ screen, along with technology that can be controlled by students at the pods or by the instructor. A new adjustable instructor station was also installed with tools to allow instructors to more freely and easily interact with and engage students with interactive activities during class. If you would like to learn more about the exciting new layout and the technology used in the room, faculty training and support, and faculty feedback on students’ reactions and performance, please attend this session. We would love to hear your ideas for further improvements and about your collaborative spaces and plans!

Sandy Bennett,
Instructional Technologist
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Personalize Your Template

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Wilmington University

Personalize Your Template (PYT) is a 5 week training course for certified HOT faculty who are interested in learning more advanced technologies to enhance their course templates. The goal of PYT is to provide you with a high-tech, high-touch approach in order for you to use more advanced technologies to enhance your online classes.

Susan Darlington, Director of Online Learning

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Hot Off the WordPress!

Gwynedd Mercy University‎

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Learn how Gwynedd Mercy University created a WordPress site for their student resources. Previously, student resources were contained within Blackboard and consisted of a variety of course menu buttons that required continual updating due to website link changes. The new WordPress site allows for simple modifications and ease of navigation for students. Participants will learn some basic skills in WordPress.

Email: darlington.s@gmercyu.edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/susan-darlington-3a151810

Dr. Todd Grande, Assistant Professor

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Andrew Lightfoot, Therapist at Eagleville Hospital and Graduate Assistant

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Leveraging the Power of YouTube: Enhanced Learning through the Creation and Development of Video Content

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Wilmington University

This presentation will explain how to create educational video content and deploy it on a YouTube channel. Various types of videos will be reviewed including screencast lectures, live lectures, how-to videos, live-action role-plays, and software tutorials. The logistical, ethical, and financial considerations of producing educational videos will be discussed. A review of hardware, software, other recording requirements will provide the pros and cons of various recording configurations. Strategies to encourage and assess student learning from engagement with video content will be covered as well as integration techniques with other teaching platforms and methods. Privacy and accessibility concerns related to YouTube will be addressed including how to facilitate access to students with varying technical knowledge levels.

Email: todd.l.grande@wilmu.edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddgrande

 

Russ Lichterman, Multimedia Manager and Adjunct Instructor Multimedia On the Cheap: Building an Interactive Studio on a Budget

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Wilmington University

Today’s students want dynamic course content – and the best way to deliver it is via video. Scholarly research shows that students get are more engaged and grades improve when they consume video and multimedia content created by their instructors. Unfortunately smart classrooms, multimedia workspaces, and television production studios don’t come cheap. Often our technical wants are bigger than our available budgets, and video and multimedia equipment choices can be intimidating. Further, lack of specific technical experience can lead to all-in-one solutions that are feature-limited and not cost effective. This “un-session” will be a hands-on demonstration of Wilmington University’s portable multimedia lab – a multi-input HD video production solution for guest speakers, high end lecture capture, event production, and more. The modular components, HD workflow, and equipment procurement will be covered, and include a frank and open discussion about costs and budgets, and how to save money by understanding video and multimedia technology better. This session will be as open as possible for the layperson, but some technical knowledge about video and multimedia will be helpful.

Dini White-Karl, Adjunct Professor

Dini White-Karl

Promoting Collaboration in an Online Environment

Wilmington University

The primary purpose of this presentation is to provide methods to encourage collaboration online. Highlights include: – Using multimedia introductions when the course begins – Creating Avatars using photos – Standing times for classroom touch points using eCollaborate or similar tools – Free collaboration tools such as whiteboard, online games, etc.

Ethan Keiser, CEO of StudyTree

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The Future of Student Retention: Artificial Intelligence to EEG Wearables

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StudyTree

Artificial Intelligence and big data have become a major topic in many industries. Companies such as Facebook, Amazon, and Google have developed algorithms to suggest product, content, and relevant information to their consumers. Higher education must leverage new technology in order to engage their students.

Ethan will discuss past, modern, and future learning methodologies. He will begin by overviewing the pro’s and con’s of two traditional content delivery devices. He will discuss the origins of the textbook and secondly explain how video technology has enhanced learning. Finally, Ethan will talk about a third content delivery mechanism which has not yet been standardized, student collaboration. New generations of students desire to work together, however universities fail to provide a scalable solution.

The future of education utilizes artificial intelligence to provide all students with personalized course content. Ethan will share his 2026 vision for education. He will talk about research in EEG Wearables and its role in the next generation classroom. Finally, Ethan will conclude by demoing a platform he built, depicting the role of A.I in higher education.

Drew Cline, Media Technologist and Adjunct Instructor

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Hands-on workshop: Video Lectures, the Cheap and Easy Way

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Wilmington University

Swivl Cameras are a great way to capture your lecture to use in upcoming face to face or online courses. In this workshop we will be going over the set up and operation of the Swivl camera and how to incorporate Swivl videos into your course.

11:00am – 11:50am

Dana Gullo, Instructional Designer

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A Step Toward Creating ADA Compliant Course Sites: Instructional Design Tips for the Hard of Hearing and/or Student with Visual Impairment in Your Online Course

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Wilmington University

This workshop will explain and demonstrate simple ways on how you can transform your courses to be more ADA compliant. We will explore areas such as creating accessible PDF documents, appropriate font, style, and color choices, video captioning, and graphics considerations.

Camille Funk,
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Creating Effective Instructional Design Teams 

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George Washington University, eDesign Shop

The organizational structure in which instructional design teams operate often make or break their success, and learning to navigate the political structures in universities as well as create a smooth running team takes foresight and planning. If you’re planning on taking an administrative role for an instructional design team, this session is vital in helping you prepare for your future role.

Sandy McVey, Educational Technology Consultant II

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Good old PowerPoint is more powerful than you think

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University of Delaware

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. 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.

Email: smilee@udel.edu
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/smcvey

Ken Taylor, Regional Director (Education) | Mid-Atlantic & Northeast

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Taking Educational Video to the Next Level

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Kaltura

From flipped classrooms to video assignments, video has become an essential part of teaching and learning worldwide. But as educational institutions become more proficient at using video, are they taking full advantage of video’s potential across the organization?

Join this session to discover how to quickly and simply enhance your course work, ensure accessibility, measure student progress with in-video quizzing, and engage with students through their use of video tools in your LMS. We look forward to meeting you!

Email: ken.taylor@kaltura.edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/khtaylor

Colleen Leithren, Owner of inxiFay

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Learning to focus on content using scholarly digital storytelling assessments in your courses

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inxiFay: Production with Instruction

Feeling challenged or overwhelmed when you consider the idea of adding scholarly digital storytelling as an assessment tool in your course? First, what is scholarly digital storytelling? It is the marrying of content with video technology to create a curricular object which first requires a composition stage, resulting in the transfer of knowledge in an engaging multimedia format. Using peer reviewed literature and personal experience, this lecture breaks down the intriguing technology into the various components and shares how to successfully focus on the content. It reviews the ten scholarly digital storytelling elements, the eight steps involved in the production process, and how and when to use informal and formal peer review sessions in your course. It will also discuss how to guide students through peer review etiquette and the use of feedback forms throughout the creation process. In addition, handouts and a website resource tool will be made available for attendee’s future use.

Email: cdleithren@gmail.com
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/colleenleithren

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Moderator: Stephen Buchanan

Kristen Bender, Assistant Professor/Chair – Information Systems Management & Software Design and Development

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The Social Media Pedagogy: Welcome To My Twitter-verse

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Wilmington University

President Obama, or POTUS as we know him on Twitter, has been extremely successful in engaging a younger population of voters through social media. Ellen Degeneres has over 56,000,000 Twitter followers. If she were a country, she’d be ranked 24th in the world in regards to population size. But what does this have to do with higher education? Through this talk, I will answer this question by demonstrating why Twitter is an effective tool that will help educators capitalize on the explosion of social media and create collaborative learning communities for their students. Chances are that the students in your classroom, reading a syllabus that includes ‘no cell phone usage during class,’ are among the 78% percent of the US population who have a social media profile. So why not tell them to pick the phone up rather than putting it down?Email: kristen.l.bender@wilmu.edu
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristenlbender
Twitter: https://twitter.com/profBwilmu

Bridget Boston, Assistant Director, Department of Public Administration

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Stephanie Nissen, Instructional Designer

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Dr. Lawrence Cozzens, Assistant Director – Academic Administration & Assistant Professor

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Synchronous Online New Student Orientation: Using Technology to Build Community and Create Connections

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Villanova University

This presentation will discuss the use of technology in synchronous online new student orientation as a method to build community and create connections in fully online degree programs. Synchronous orientation sessions serve as a key method to welcome students to the life of the university community, establish baseline technical training, encourage participation, and connect students to available resources and resources. Reviewing current strategies employed in three fully online undergraduate and graduate degree programs, this presentation will focus on the use of Adobe Connect in the facilitation of synchronous orientation sessions, how an LMS can be utilized as a resource library for new students, as well as the wider application of techniques for use among online programs.

C. Josh Simpson, Faculty Development Manager and Adjunct Professor

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Christian Broderick, Instructional Technologist

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What’s in a Game? Student Learning during Online Game Play

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Wilmington University

This session will discuss what to include when creating online games for our classes and how these characteristics serve to improve student learning when utilized properly. Participants will be able to identify the elements of gaming that impact student learning as well as explain some of the motivational factors that can be increased via gaming that serve to increase student learning through game play.

12:30pm – 1:20pm: Keynote Presentation

Sara Smith, Social Media Editor

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Embracing Social Media as a Global Communication Tool

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NBC10 Philadelphia

Sara has 15+ years of experience in multimedia, journalism and television production. Sara began her career behind the scenes in local news production at Comcast’s Cn8 before expanding to writing, producing, public relations, communications and in-depth social media strategy.Sara spent nearly 5 years building a social brand for the American Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania. She was also recognized for her efforts in communications and selected to join an elite group of communicators as a national spokesperson. Sara represented the American Red Cross nationally during such disasters as Hurricane Irene, Superstorm Sandy, Winter Storm Nemo in the northeast and a tornado outbreak in Arkansas and Mississippi.Currently, Sara champions social strategy for NBC10 Philadelphia where, in a little over a year, she has worked to build a more engaging, robust, multi-platform approach to news gathering and distribution.

1:30pm – 2:20pm

Dr. Matt Davis, Director of Online Learning and Adjunct Instructor

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Kelly Clayton, Online Student Navigator

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Lauren Havens, Online Student Navigator

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My Dream Job

Wilmington University

Learn about Wilmington University’s first MOOC: My Dream Job. This course is designed to give current and prospective students a chance to experience the benefits of online learning. The course provides a self-paced learning experience while helping students to create a realistic and achievable plan for career development. This free open course is available to any and all who are interested in how their personal goals can be achieved through Wilmington University’s Online Learning programs.

Christina Pisel, Media Technologist and Adjunct Instructor

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Collaborate Ultra

Wilmington University

This hands-on workshop will introduce participants to Blackboard Ultra. It will give the participant a basic overview of Blackboard Ultra and help establish a foundation for further exploration into the world of web conferencing.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explore the menu on Collaborate Ultra
  • Understand how to set up Collaborate Ultra
  • Understand how to use Collaborate Ultra
  • Evaluate and use Whiteboard tool
  • Evaluate and share applications
  • Evaluate and upload files
  • Set up and record a session
  • Locate a recorded session
Dr. Tim Raynor, Assistant Dean

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Academic Integrity Issues with Online Learning and Best Practices that Help Reduce Academic Dishonesty

University of Bridgeport

I would like to address Academic Integrity issues (cheating) that occurs in on online classrooms and facilitate a discussion about some of the best practices that help reduce academic dishonesty.

Overview of Academic Integrity in Higher Education
History of Research
Types of Academic Integrity issues
Data

Online learning
Trends in higher education
Academic Integrity: institutional and faculty challenges

Best practices to help reduce Academic dishonesty.
Institutional level strategies
Department level strategies
Faculty level strategies.

Alvin Wong, Brightspace Administrator

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Sue Yavor, Assistant Brightspace Administrator

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Google It

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Eastern University

Google has many apps that can be used to engage students in and outside of the classroom setting. We will cover some of these apps and provide use cases for these apps. Google Drive (folders, Doc and form ) provides tools for in class interaction and group wiki and discussion outside the classroom. File sharing with Google Folder works well for group projects. Google Docs allows live chat collaboration and instant polling of students is possible with Google Form. Hangout provides live discussion and collaboration with video and voice and now users can re-use the same room over and over again. Add calendar to the mix you have online office hours with scheduled blocks for student to sign up for office hours or study sessions. These amazing tools have many other ways that they can be used for enriching student interaction and we can explore together what other ways we can use the many tools within Google.

Joe Evans, M.Ed.

Certified Math Educator

Math Adjunct: Wilmington University

Math Instructor: Delcastle Technical High School, New Castle County Vocational Technical School District

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Real World Math with 21st Century Technology

Overview of How to Use Plickers

Wilmington University

Real word math problems will be presented that are in alignment or parallel with the following Wilmington University math courses: MAT110, MAT121, MAT205 and MAT304. Math application or real world problems such as systems of equations, slopes or rate of change will be implemented using the following instructional technologies: Kaltura Media Tools (Video Callaboration Tool, Screencast, etc.), Plickers (Collects real time formative assessment data)
and Educreation (Recordable White Board).

Agenda:
1. Activating Strategy: – 5 minutes
Educreation Introduction
2. Activities: 15 minutes
– Plickers Activity: Presenter will scan Plicker cards of math solutions from the audience and show the data results in real time.
– Kaltura: Instructor will show a screencast and instructional video of mathematical processes
3. Plickers & Kaltura… – 15 minutes – Brief overview of how to use Plickers & Kaltura for Face to Face, Hybrid and Online Instruction, respectively.
4. Summary – 5 minutes
5. Questions – 5 minutes

Sample Real World Math Presentation for your review on Solving Two-Step Equations:
https://youtu.be/1jJrj3cAWCg

How to use Kaltura by Joe Evans

 

Nick Christine, Community Development Specialist

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Flip Your Classroom with Office

Microsoft

Flip your classroom quickly and easily with Office Mix! With Office Mix, you can create digital lessons in PowerPoint with simulations, quizzes, discussions, and more. Quickly share your Office Mix with your students. View on any device and easily differentiate instruction by using Mix analytics. Or mix it up – have students create Mixes for authentic assessment.

Naveen Ramnanan, Customer Success Advocate

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Blackboard Portfolios

Blackboard

This workshop will train participants on how to assign and grade portfolios as an instructor, and create, edit, submit, and share portfolios as a student. Participants will first learn to create a Portfolio assignment. Then, as a student, they will create a portfolio, add artifacts, customize the settings, and submit it as an assignment. Finally, they will grade the Portfolio from the instructor viewpoint. Throughout the workshop, we will discuss best practices for Portfolio assignments and rubrics.

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Dr. Janice Wardle, Chair of Sports Management and Assistant Professor

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Online Discussion Board Assignments

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Wilmington University

This presentation will provide examples of assignments used for discussion board in an on-line class environment. The presentation will provide sample discussion forums for undergraduate and graduate classes. The discussion board forums include examples of ways to encourage supplemental reading, video exercises and market research. The supplemental materials used are topical current books video or text that teach students real world applications. The focus of the discussions are to encourage the student’s critical thinking and decision making skills. The presenter will demonstrate ways to encourage discussion among students and create an interactive and collaborative on-line community. Grading rubrics for discussion board assignments will also be provided.

 

2:30pm – 3:20pm

Sandy McVey, Educational Technology Consultant II

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Poll Everywhere promotes learning in face-to-face and hybrid classes

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University of Delaware

Getting students involved in class discussion with devices they carry with them everyday makes sense. Streaming your live content to engage distance learners is becoming more common. Poll Everywhere offers various question types and response formats to draws in each student, keeping all connected and invested regardless of their physical locations.Instructors will experience first-hand the power that real-time student feedback can add to the learning process and the boost in overall teaching enjoyment when participants are actively involved.Participants will be encouraged to respond to polls so strong cell phone or Internet reception for them is also required.

Email: smilee@udel.edu
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/smcvey

 

Theresa Wilson, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

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Briana Keith, Instructional Technologist and Designer

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A Process for Designing Technology-Enhanced Assignments

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Multimedia Assignment Ideas and Programs

Saint Francis University

When designed well, assignments that integrate the use of technology tools can be particularly motivating and rewarding for students. But creating such assignments requires careful planning and much thought if desired results are to be achieved. This session will guide you through a 10-step design process to help ensure successful outcomes. You will learn how to select appropriate technology tools, write clear directions, and assess student work. Examples of a variety of student projects will be shared, including concept maps, digital posters and infographics, timelines, websites, e-portfolios, and multimedia presentations.

Email: twilson@francis.edu

silhouettes-776666_960_720 Panel Session: The Future of Online Learning

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Moderator: Dr. Sallie Reissman, Senior Director of Online Learning and Educational Technology

 

Dr. Francine Edwards, Department Chair/Associate Professor

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How ‘Zaptions’, iMovie and Technology have Reshaped my Online Experience

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Delaware State University

In 2011 I published a study entitled “My students will Facebook me but won’t keep up with my online course: The challenges of online instruction” (see link below for full article). In that study I examined the propensity of digital natives to be more savvy using social media than they are in using a Learning Management System (LMS). Fast forward to 2013 when I attended an Advertising Educational Foundation fellowship program where I learned to transform my online classes using apps, the Internet and other smart technology and devices. Using technology to enhance the quality of both teaching and learning is an imperative. As technologies become more advance, educational institutions become more reliant upon them. While there are concerns about technology challenging the need for face-to-face experiences in the classroom the realization is that traditional learning and teaching tools combined with forward-thinking technology will be resources that will enable our students to have access to the best possible education.Email: fedwards@desu.edu
Website: http://drfranedwards.webs.com/

Sonia Maker, Customer Success Manager

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Kaltura User Group Meeting

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Join Sonia for a round table discussion about Kaltura, an open source video platform for online video management, creation, and collaboration.

Dianne Pearce, Adjunct Instructor

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Virtual Monday

Wilmington University

Once each week I ask each one of my live classes to log-in to Blackboard and complete an online discussion board. I call it our Virtual Monday (or any day, as appropriate), and I try to keep it as far from our regular class meeting(s) as possible.

Virtual Mondays are a value-added component of class because:

  1. They keep the class alive and important for us even though we only meet once or twice each week in person
  2. They give us another way to compose, making the class multi-modal
  3. They give us another opportunity to write
  4. They help even the shy person or English-language-learner participate in discussion
  5. It’s another teaching opportunity that doesn’t “cost” me time

Everyone has 24 hours to post, so it requires the students all to come together and communicate outside of class at the same time.

Nick Christine, Community Development Specialist

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Sway: Create and share interactive class materials, presentations, projects, and more with Sway

Microsoft

Sway is an intelligent digital storytelling app from Office that is great for project or problem-based learning. Teachers can create interactive web-based lessons, assignments, project recaps, newsletters, and more—right from a phone, tablet, or browser. Students can collaborate and use Sway to create engaging reports, assignments, projects, study materials, and portfolios. Sways are easy to share with the class or the world and look great on any screen.