2016 Agenda and Program

8:00AM - 9:00AM Registration Opens, Breakfast
9:00AM - 9:15AM Welcome and Introduction:
Dr. Todd Rickel
9:15AM - 10:15AM

Morning Keynote:
John Baker, Desire2Learn

The good news is that 96% of university leaders think they're doing a good job of preparing students for the workforce. The bad news is that only 11% of business leaders agree. Join John Baker, the CEO of D2L, as he talks about the future of learning -- and what universities can do to make sure their graduates are ready for the workforce.

10:15AM - 10:30AM Morning Break
10:30AM - 10:50AM

Session 1: "Using Designed Interaction to Scaffold Student-Student Engagement"
Dr. Kristin Koskey and Dr. Susan Kushner Benson

The presenters will share their pedagogical framework for scaffolding student-student engagement in asynchronous online discussions. 

11:00AM - 11:45AM Session 2: Panel on Student Engagement in large classes
  • Using Yellowdig to Encourage Student Contributions - Dr. Jeremy Brueck and GA Lucas Venturina
  • Implementation of Daily Quizzes Using Clickers - Dr. David Perry
  • Strategies for Teaching in DL Classrooms - Ms. Ariel Roberts
  • Practical Tactics for Engaging Groups - Sheri Schulte
11:45AM - 1:00PM Lunch
1:00PM - 1:20PM

Session 3: "Explain Everything in STEM"
Dr. Wieslaw Binienda and Dr. Lance Nelson

The presenters will discuss how they use the Explain Everything app to teach math and engineering problem-solving online. 

1:20PM - 1:40PM

Session 4: "Becoming a More Effective Teacher"
Will Huhn, J.D.

With more than 30 years of teaching experience, the presenter will describe his perspective on how technology has helped him to become a more effective teacher. 

1:40PM - 2:00PM

Session 5: "Using LMS Tools for Multiple Assessment"
Dr. Dudley Turner 

The LMS tools allow instructors to provide multiple assessment with minimal additional time commitment for the instructor while still providing helpful feedback to students. This session presents some pilot study results showing the benefit of using multiple assessment.

2:00PM - 2:30PM

Breakout discussions on 20-minute presentations

Each of the 20-minute session presenters will host an extended conversation for those who want to learn more about their topic. Attendees can choose one breakout session to attend. Options include:

  • Using Designed Interaction to Scaffold Student-Student Engagement
  • Explain Everything in STEM
  • Becoming a More Effective Teacher
  • Using LMS Tools for Multiple Assessment

2:30PM - 2:40PM Afternoon Break
2:40PM - 3:25PM Session 6 - Student / Faculty Panel Discussion survey results
Ms. Michele Thornton, Lauren Garcia-DuPlain, Will Huhn, J.D., Dr. Barbara Osyk, Dr. Meera Chatterjee
3:30PM - 4:15PM

Steal My Idea

Faculty will present quick demonstrations of innovative tools and strategies in use in their classes. Each presenter will be limited to 5 minutes with the time limit strictly enforced.

  • Active Learning When No One is Watching - Ms. Michele Thornton
  • Animate Yourself in the Online Classroom - Lauren Garcia-DuPlain and Dr. Jodi Henderson-Ross - 
  • Can You Hear Me Now? - Ms. Jenny Hebert and Ms. Lisa Rhoades
  • Games That Boost Learning: Using Kahoot! - Professor Elizabeth Shaver
  • My Flipped Classroom - Dr. Michael Johanyak
  • The Power of Peer Evaluation using Google Forms - Jana Russ
4:15PM - 4:30PM Closing:
Dr. Todd Rickel