Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

First Annual SCSU Technology in Teaching and Learning Summer Institute 2013

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MONDAY, MAY 13TH

TIME

SESSION AND FACILITATOR

OUTCOMES

LEVEL OF PARTICIPANT

LOCATION

8:30 – 8:45

Breakfast and Welcome

Facilitator: John Burgeson

Introduction by Mike Penrod who will introduce the planning group (i.e. the four of us) and then introduce John Burgeson. Henry May will take 5 minutes to introduce himself and give the latest news from ITS.

All participants

Miller Center 310 CETL office

8:45 – 9:00

Orientation to Institute and Pre-Assessment

Facilitator: Lalita Subrahmanyan

All participants will understand the overall purpose of the Institute. All participants will be able to self- assess their current proficiency level in teaching and learning with technology. All participants will be able to use their self-assessment to inform their choice of sessions.

All participants

Miller Center 310 CETL office

09:00 – 9:45

Dealing with Problem Online Students

Facilitator: Phil Godding, Gerald Bulisco

How to deal with students, whom to refer students to, what sorts of services are available to faculty, how is it different from a face-to-face setting.

All participants

Miller Center 310 CETL office

9:45 – 10:00 Break and Break out into sessions     Miller Center 310 CETL office

10:00-11:30

Session one (90 mins):

Making D2L work for you

Facilitator: David Switzer

Are you not using D2L because you think it takes too much time? There are many ways to use D2L that will not only save you time now and in the long run. Learn how to easily import data from Scantron results and other computer sources into the Gradebook, how to set up a question library and create a quiz that pulls random questions from the library, so you don’t have to create separate versions. Learn how to shift assignment dates all at once so you don’t have to spend hours every semester changing dates. Some time will be reserved at the end of the session to answer questions you have based on what you want to do in your course, or ongoing problems you’ve had and haven’t figured out how to solve.

Novice – Competent

Miller Center 218

10:00-10:30

Session Two (30 mins):

D2L Grand Tour

Facilitator: Greg Jorgensen
Awareness and location of tools available How to use and interact with D2L Novice -Competent Miller Center 206
11:00-11:30

Session Three (30 mins):

EPPTNs, EVs, Media and All Things Technological

Facilitator: Mario Hesse D2L

Outline: The purpose of this session is to provide technological tools that may be utilized for online course delivery while limiting the fear of online teaching. Frankly, we may often assume, mistakenly, that our colleagues’ leisureliness to expand their online course is due to a lack of ability/skills; and that students, especially the younger ones, are instinctively more apt at using computers. This is only partially true. The session is scheduled for novice to advanced faculty. This session will address the media options that can be utilized to assess student learning in face-to-face and online delivered courses. Outcome: At the end of this session faculty will be able to post the URL link to a YouTube clip in their D2L content. Proficient and Advanced Miller Center 205
11:30-12:30 Lunch with Roundtable Discussions     Miller Center 310
12:30-2:00

Session One (90 mins):

Flipping the Classroom

Facilitator: Jeanne Anderson

Learn how two faculty members are turning the classroom on its head by delivering instruction online outside of class so that active learning, group collaboration, instructor feedback/support and homework can be addressed during class time. Why are we doing this and what are our results? What kinds of technologies are working for us? See examples of the Flipped Classroom and learn by trying it out for yourself. Bring a lesson you'd like to flip. This is a hands-on workshop. If possible, bring your own laptop. A limited number will be available. Proficient and Advanced Miller Center 218
12:30- 1:00

Session Two (30 mins):

Content Management

Facilitator: William Dowden

Efficient management of D2L. Module versus Topics. Content, Organization, file management, file formats and types, file structure. Structuring Content as part of CourseBuilder. Novice- Competent Miller Center 207
1:00-1:30

Session three (30 mins):

D2L Quizzes: Assessment and Drill Practices

Facilitator: Plamen and Greg

Building a quiz. Options to consider before starting from scratch, “stay away from…” Recent issues with quizzes All Participants Miller Center 206 (Overflow split 205)
1:30-2:00

Session Four (30 mins):

D2L Grades

Facilitator: Plamen and Greg

Why move your Excel/paper-based grading sheet to D2L? Weighted versus points. Features to be cautious about All participants Miller Center 206 (Overflow split 205)
1:30 - 2:00

Session Four (30 mins):

D2L Grades

Facilitator: Plamen and Greg

Why move your Excel/paper-based grading sheet to D2L? Weighted versus points. Features to be cautious about All participants Miller Center 206 (Overflow split 205)
2:00-2:15 Break      
2:15 -3:15

Meet your Mentor


Facilitator: Lalita Subrahmanyan, Plamen Miltenoff, Mike Penrod, Greg Jorgensen.

All participants will be able to list their top three concerns regarding their skills with technology. All participants will be matched with a mentor, faculty member and a professional whom they can contact for concerns. They will meet and develop a plan for mentoring. All participants Miller Center 310 CETL office

 

TUESDAY, MAY 14TH

TIME

SESSION AND FACILITATOR

OUTCOMES

LEVEL OF PARTICIPANT

LOCATION

8:30-9:00

Breakfast and Welcome by: 

Provost Devinder Malhotra

Facilitator: Lalita Subrahmanyan 

Lalita will orient the group to the day’s schedule and then introduce the Provost who will speak from 8:40-8:50.

All Participants

Miller Center 310 

CETL office

9:00-9:15

Break and break out into sessions 

 

All Participants

Move to sessions

9:15-9:45

Session One (30 mins):

Smartboards and Tablets

Facilitators: LRS Faculty and Staff 

Beyond the ‘traditional” modules; why use D2L’s new features? What to be cautious about.

Novice – Advanced

Miller Center 310 

CETL office

9:15-9:45

Session Two (30 mins): 

Social Media 

Facilitator: Yun Jeong Park.
New interactive technologies have driven the growth of varied types of teaching and learning. The purpose of this session is to share experiences and information about the use of one such innovative approach in our online, face-to-face and blended classrooms: social media. Participants will test out social media, gain more information from each other’s experiences, and begin to develop strategies that can be used in their teaching and professional development.

Proficient-Advanced 

Miller Center 205

9:15-9:45

Session Three (30 mins):

Library and Technology

Facilitator: Rachel Wexelbaum

 

Novice – Advanced

Miller Center 207 

9:15-9:45

Session Four (30 mins):

D2L Content (Repeat Session)

Facilitator: William Dowden

Efficient management of D2L. Module versus Topics. Content, Organization, file management, file formats and types, file structure. Structuring Content as part of CourseBuilder.

Novice-Competent 

Miller Center 206

9:45-10:00

Break and break out into sessions 

 

All Participants

Move to sessions

10:00-11:30

Session One  (90 mins):

Using QM Principles to Design Online and Blended Courses 

Facilitator: Sreerama Lakshmaiah 

Quality Matters (QM) is a standard, which MnSCU faculty are encouraged to consider for their online and blended courses. Participants will go over the basics of QM and how QM standards can be applied in preparation of the online/hybrid syllabi.

Novice – Advanced

Miller Center 218 

10:00-10:30

Session Two (30 mins):

EPPTNs, EVs, Media and All Things Technological

Facilitator: Mario Hesse 

Discussions is a powerful and pedagogically complex D2L module. Participants will be introduced to the basics of a D2L Discussion start up. Ideas how to scaffold toward a complex, interactive and engaging course-related discussions will be entertained.

Proficient-Advanced 

Miller Center 207

10:30-11:00

Session Three (30 mins):

Respondus and Quizzes

Facilitators: Plamen Miltenoff and Greg Jorgensen 

In this session, the facilitator will demonstrate how the D2L’s “Discussions” function can be used to create virtual study sessions, and how discussion posts are graded. I will also share data on whether discussion participation leads to success on homework assignments, quizzes and exams. Practical outcome: I will demonstrate how to grade discussion posts in D2L.

Novice – Advanced

Miller Center 207

11:00-11:30

Session Four (30 mins):

Synchronous Communication (Adobe Connect, etc.)

Facilitators: Plamen Miltenoff and Greg Jorgensen 

The SCSU e-conference tool by default is Adobe Connect. In this secession, participants will learn the basics of requesting an account and facilitating live/synchronous online interaction with students

Novice - Advanced

Miller Center 207

12:30-2:00

Session One (90 mins):

Enhancing Online Courses with YouTube Interactive Videos 

Facilitator: Matt Barton

In this workshop we'll cover the basics of making YouTube instructional videos, from creating a channel to editing and publication. We'll also cover the YouTube beta "quiz" tool, which will let you insert quiz questions directly into your videos to enhance retention, and discover how the analytics tool can provide insight into how students are watching and responding to your videos. 1. Learn about YouTube's social networking tools and how they enhance your pedagogy 2. Create an account, channel, and basic video 3. Use free tools such as YouTube editor to quickly edit your video and splice in professional-quality music and video clips for free 4. Use the quiz beta tool to enhance retention 5. Use the analytics tool to gauge student participation and interest

Proficient-Advanced 

Miller Center  B31

12:30-1:00

Session Two (30 mins)

Rubrics

Facilitators: Ken Miller and Steve Covey. 

D2L Rubrics can be a convenient way to enhance the effect of your students’ assessment. Participants will start their own D2L rubrics

Novice - Advanced

Miller Center 218

1:00-1:30

Session Three (30 mins):

Proctored Quizzes

Facilitator: Michael Evans

This session will provide participants with overviews of testing at the SCSU Online Testing Center as well as our procedures for distance proctors administering SCSU Online exams. The session will focus on how technology allows us to address the challenges of academic security and coordinate exam scheduling at a large regional comprehensive university administering over 15,000 tests (paper and computer combined) each academic year.

Novice - Advanced

Miller Center 207 

1:30-2:00

Session Four (30 mins):

Lecture Capture

Facilitator: Sreerama Lakshmaiah

Lecture (Screen) capture of course lectures, materials and other interactive methods. Making it conveniently available to students online. Participants will learn how faculty from the Department of Chemistry are using Camtasia to record and post online lectures.

Proficient – Advanced

Miller Center 206

2:00-2:15

Break

 

 All Participants

Miller Center 310

 CETL office

2:15-3:15

Post Assessment and Reflective Discussions

Facilitators: Plamen Miltenoff and Lalita Subrahmanyan

All participants will be able to reassess their proficiency levels in teaching and learning with technology. All participants will be able to self- assess their current proficiency level after the institute. All participants will be able to reflect on and give feedback to the organizers of the institute. All participants will be able to identify their future needs for professional development in technology. All Participants

Miller Center 310

CETL Office

 

 

 

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