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Agenda

We will organize a number of sessions on topics that will be beneficial to Wilmington University Faculty.

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend any of the sessions. Expect to walk away with real world examples of how to use the right technology tools to enhance student learning.

Time

Rm. 311
Seats: 32

Rm. 312
Seats: 44

Rm. 313
Seats: 32

Rm. 309
Seats: 65+

8:30 -
8:50am

Registration and Breakfast
(Auditorium)

8:50 -
9:00am

Welcoming Remarks
(Auditorium)

Face-to-Face
Hybrid


Online/Virtual

Innovative

9:00 -
9:50am


Blackboard Exemplary Course Process
Kelly Winchell

10:00 -
10:50am

Personalize Your Online Template - a NEW Self-paced Training for HOT Certified Instructors
Dr. Lucia Nemeth

11:00am -
Noon


Creating an Engaging Online Classroom
Lisa Drews and Sherry Scanlon

12:10 -
1:00pm

Lunch and Keynote by Mary Beth Youse
(Auditorium)

"Tech Tools with a Purpose - Right Tool, Right Touch"

Mary Beth Youse, Instructional Technologist from Wilmington University, will share a presentation about utilizing technology to achieve best results in teaching.

From Blackboard tools, Web 2.0 tools, voice tools, Collaborative tools, devices and gadgets, finding the right tool for the job takes some training. Expertise isn’t achieved overnight, but with practice and willingness to learn, you can become a 21st century teacher! Once you have acquired tech skills and tech literacy, learn what it takes to enrich instruction with the right tool, right touch!

1:00 -
1 :15pm

Closing Remarks and Door Prize Drawing - Must be present to win
(Auditorium)

Session Descriptions

9:00 - 9:50am

Session: Share Your Classroom with Do-it-yourself Live Streaming to YouTube

Presenter: Russ Lichterman

Brief synopsis of the presentation:

This presentation will demonstrate using the Hangouts on Air feature of Google Plus to broadcast a live stream on YouTube to anyone in the world. Using multimedia technology allows teachers to easily blend the face-to-face environment with the online environment. Live streams can be added to web pages and Blackboard courses as well as your own YouTube channel. All live broadcasts are automatically archived to YouTube so they may continue to be watched in the future. The do-it-yourself live streaming process will be demonstrated step-by-step for participants and they will leave with the necessary skills and information to begin their own live broadcast right away.

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Session: Online Assessments With Blackboard

Presenter: Josh Simpson

Brief synopsis of the presentation:

This workshop will demonstrate how easy it is to create online assessments using Blackboard. Learn to create various types of tests online – save time in your classrooms, regardless of format. Participants will also learn about test features that can impact the experience students have while taking a test or quiz and how to avoid potential problems when creating assessments.

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Session: Blackboard Exemplary Course Process

Presenter: Kelly Winchell

Brief synopsis of the presentation:

Each year Blackboard honors courses that deliver innovative and effective learning experiences.  This year WilmU submitted three courses to be reviewed.  The Exemplary Course Review Process is similar to the Online Course Review process that we have at the University. In this workshop we will review the rubric used by Blackboard to evaluate the submissions.  We will also take a look at some previous exemplars and discuss ways that instructors can implement some of the best practices into our courses at WilmU. 

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Session: Incorporate Learning Objects into your Online and F2F Classrooms with ROAR

Presenter: Adrienne Johnson

Brief synopsis of the presentation:

ROAR (Repository of Online Academic Resources) is a new resource available to faculty to share and use learning objects created by the WilmU community. Learn how to search, add, or use items for course development. In addition to ROAR, you can learn about new resources available to you from the WilmU library: streaming video options, new databases, course specific research guides.

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10:00 - 10:50am

Session: Engaging Software for the Classroom: Using clickers or cellphones!

Presenter: Michele Brewer

Brief synopsis of the presentation:

This session will focus on the pedagogical benefits of using Clickers (student response software) in the classroom. Specifically, participants will learn how the software can be used to support Agile Instruction, Active Learning, Engagement, and Immediate Feedback among other learning theories. Additionally, Poll Everywhere will be shared as a web-based alternative for instant feedback anywhere.

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Session: Creating an Engaging Online Classroom

Presenter: Lisa Drews, Sherry Scanlon

Brief synopsis of the presentation:

This session will explore the ways instructors can integrate technology into their Blackboard classes to facilitate increased student engagement in the online environment. The focus will be on free tools that instructors can use to both personalize their courses and communicate with students. Participants will learn strategies for the use of webcams, screencasts, tools for voice-enhanced announcements, and other tools.

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Session: Personalize Your Online Template - a NEW Self-paced Training for HOT Certified Instructors

Presenter: Dr. Lucia Nemeth

Brief synopsis of the presentation:

The Educational Technology and Online Learning department is in the process of creating a training course titled "Personalize Your Template". It is designed for graduates of HOT interested in learning more advanced technologies to enhance their course templates. Divided into five modules, faculty will learn how to make basic customizations to the course template, make enhancements to course content through powerful technologies such as screencasts, podcasting and voice authorizing, and lastly, learn the ins and outs of the grade center and rubrics. At the completion of this course, faculty will work in collaboration with the instructor to ensure that the course template has been customized properly. This session provides a “sneak peek” into the Personalize Your Template course and seeks your input for further development.

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Session: Using Voice in your Blackboard Course

Presenter: Adam Voyton

Brief synopsis of the presentation:

Adding Voice helps add a "human" element to online classes and benefits students who are audio/visual learners. You’ll learn how to use 4 different tools that enable you to add Voice to your courses:

  • Podcasting – Using a Web Cam and “VideoBooth”, you will create a video message and add special effects.
  • Blackboard Voice Authoring - Incorporate a recorded voice into your Blackboard Announcements.
  • Screencast-O-Matic - Create narrated screencast video to provide students with feedback.
  • Voki - Deliver messages with an animated avatar (useful if you prefer not to record yourself).

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11:00am - Noon

Session: SMARTBoards

Presenter: Dean Davis

Brief synopsis of the presentation:

The Smartboard is a piece of classroom technology that is gaining in popularity at WilmU. The premise is so simple, yet it can enhance the classroom experience immensely. You don’t have to change the way you teach. You can still use PowerPoint and the Web like you do now, but adding some Smartboard pizazz makes your class much more engaging to the students. Enjoy this “audience participation” workshop and see how the Smartboard could enrich the way you approaching teaching.

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Session: The Backwards Classroom: Using Peer Instruction to Flip the Classroom

Presenter: Dr. Cristi Ford

Brief synopsis of the presentation:

Peer Instruction, a technique coined by Dr. Eric Mazur, a Harvard University physics professor, is a widely used lecturing technique that intersperses small concept tests or conceptual questions that are designed to reveal commonly misunderstood concepts while actively engaging students in the lecture. This technique advocates the use of required learning outside of the course in order to allow for richer experiential learning methods during class time. As such, Peer Instruction techniques offer a unique opportunity to flip the online or hybrid classroom and gain greater student engagement. In this presentation we will explore the versatility of this technique to increase learning with different ranges of learners and demonstrate its usefulness in flipped classrooms.

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Session: Creating an Engaging Online Classroom

Presenter: Lisa Drews, Sherry Scanlon

Brief synopsis of the presentation:

This session will explore the ways instructors can integrate technology into their Blackboard classes to facilitate increased student engagement in the online environment. The focus will be on free tools that instructors can use to both personalize their courses and communicate with students. Participants will learn strategies for the use of webcams, screencasts, tools for voice-enhanced announcements, and other tools.

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Session: Gamification Basics

Presenter: Scott Shaw

Brief synopsis of the presentation:

This session will offer an introduction to Gamification. This is not a topic on adding games to your curriculum; rather, it is a methodology that uses points, virtual badges, leader boards and levels to motivate and help us better know our students. You will learn to think like a game designer to "gamify" a project for your class.

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