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 2/13/2012
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9:00 am10:00 amThe Virginia Education Wizard: A Student Success Tool
Lori Dwyer, Joy Hatch
The Virginia Community College System leadership will give you an inside look at how the Virginia Education Wizard has helped engage public and private entities in strategic partnerships to form and sustain game-changing tools that will serve all Virginians and change the way students look at college and career planning. The Virginia Community College System leadership will give you an inside look at how the Virginia Education Wizard has helped engage public and private entities in strategic partnerships to form and sustain game-changing tools that will serve all Virginians and change the way students look at college and career planning.
Dr. Joy Hatch is the vice chancellor for information technology services at the Virginia Community College System. Since arriving in Virginia, Dr. Hatch has provided leadership for the CIO's for Virginia's 23 community colleges advancing and planning enterprise systems and initiatives to accomplish the Chancellor's vision - Achieve 2015.
 
Lori Dwyer is the interim director of special projects at the Virginia Community College System.  Serving as project lead for the Virginia Education Wizard, Ms. Dwyer works with public and private collaborators of the projects and oversees the development and maintenance of the Wizard.
2/13/2012 9:00 AM2/13/2012 10:00 AMETMondayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/17/2012
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9:00 am10:00 amLibraryLibraryhack: Setting Content Free
Margaret Warren
Find out about the Australasian Libraryhack competition and the challenges and rewards of setting library content free for re-use and re-creation.
Margaret Warren is Senior Planning Officer at the State Library of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.
2/17/2012 9:00 AM2/17/2012 10:00 AMETFridayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/22/2012
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9:00 am10:00 amTeaching an Online Course for the First Time: Templates and Strategies for Novice Online Instructors
Jeremy Dickerson
Teaching a fully online course for the first time can be a formidable task for an instructor who is new to online pedagogy. This presentation demonstrates a template-approach that highlights best practices for online course structure and content management. The templates will provide guidance to improving the instructional design of homework assignments, quizzes, exams, discussions, projects and participation. Reflections and lessons learned from over ten years of experience with online instruction will frame the presentation and discussion.
2/22/2012 9:00 AM2/22/2012 10:00 AMETWednesdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/15/2012
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10:00 am11:00 am5 Strategies to Ease the Transition to Teaching Online
Olena Zhadko
This session will present 5 major techniques to ease the transition from a traditional face to face classroom to teaching blended or fully online classes. The presenter will distinguish five major principles and provide examples.
Olena Zhadko is an Instructional Designer at New York Institute of Technology.
2/15/2012 10:00 AM2/15/2012 11:00 AMETWednesdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/20/2012
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10:00 am11:00 amMobile Learning: Applications That Change Distraction to Discussion
Kyle Bowen
Purdue University offers students and faculty a series of mobile applications designed for use both in and out of the classroom. Learn how a collection of focused mobile tools can be broadly implemented by a variety of courses to enable student collaboration and assessment.
Kyle Bowen is director of informatics at Purdue University, where he leads a development group focused on creating innovative applications within teaching, learning, and research. Kyle recently led development of Hotseat, a new social networking-powered tool that enables students to collaborate via Twitter or Facebook both inside and outside of the classroom.
 
Author of the Exploring Dreamweaver series of books, Kyle has also contributed to, or served as technical director for, more than 20 books within the areas of Web design, development and usability. His work has been featured by the New York Times, USA Today, CNET, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Kyle's broad range of experience includes developing Web strategies, applications, and instructional media within industry, government and higher education.
2/20/2012 10:00 AM2/20/2012 11:00 AMETMondayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/21/2012
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10:00 am11:00 amGetting Faculty Buy-In: Increasing Clicker Use on Campus
Gary Pavlechko, Angie Nickoli
The purpose of this presentation is to outline the process of university support for a student response system.  Representatives from Ball State University, Angela Nickoli, assistant professor, Criminal Justice and Criminology and Gary Pavlechko, director of teaching technology in the office of Educational Excellence, will outline the process of faculty inclusion and support development.
Gary Pavlechko is Director of Teaching Technology, in the Office of Educational Excellence, at Ball State University. In his role, Gary serves as part of the university advice structure to teachers to improve learning situations and teaches for Honors College.
 
Angela Nickoli is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice/Criminology at Ball State University.   Also, a faculty fellow providing support to faculty using i>clicker. 
2/21/2012 10:00 AM2/21/2012 11:00 AMETTuesdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/22/2012
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10:00 am11:00 amLibraryThe Embedded Librarian: A Essential Addition to Graduate-Level Online Courses
Silvia Braidic, Bill Denny
2/22/2012 10:00 AM2/22/2012 11:00 AMETWednesdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/15/2012
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11:00 am12:00 pm10 Ways to Enhance Instructor Presence in Online Programs
Lauren Wright, Courtney Moke
It is well established that a higher degree of faculty engagement positively influences student satisfaction and retention in online programs (Garrison, 2007; Anderson & Elloumi, 2004; Shea, Pickett & Pelz, 2003).  However, faculty members often report several challenges in their classrooms.  Heavy workloads, lack of time, and inexperience with the latest instructional tools can restrict even the most diligent faculty (Public, 2011).  For the past five years, Deltak has been developing methods of faculty engagement that are effective and efficient to overcome some of these obstacles.  This presentation offers an array of solutions that foster faculty engagement and drive results. 
Lauren Wright has been a Program Development Manager with Deltak for two years.  She has 17 years experience in instructional design, management, and leadership.  She has designed, produced, and managed the administration of course development for graduate programs in Nursing, Allied Health, Psychology, MBA, Teacher Education, Law, Criminal Justice and others at over 10 universities.  Lauren earned her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado and her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Irvine, in Irvine California. She is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Professional Development Certificate Program in Distance Education.
 
Courtney Moke has been a Program Development Manager with Deltak for over four years, focus in her efforts on quality course development and comprehensive faculty training.  She served as a panelist at the 2011 IST conference in February 2011 and teaches online courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  Courtney has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration concentrating in Computer Information Systems from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She also has a Master of Science in Education concentrating in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration from Benedictine University.
2/15/2012 11:00 AM2/15/2012 12:00 PMETWednesdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/16/2012
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11:00 am12:00 pmConnectYard: Redefining and Enhancing Student Engagement, Retention, and Support
Phil Thompsen, Maty Braz, Maria (Ola) Kopacz
In this session, presenters will discuss the implementation of two educational technologies in communication classrooms (1) ConnectYard, a multifunctional discussion tool that integrates Facebook, Twitter, email and text messaging; and (2) Apple's iPod Touch Mobile Lab, a cart integrating 30 iPod Touch devices, with custom applications developed for this project. The presentation will include a brief introduction to both technologies, an account of their implementation in classroom and co-curricular settings, and a set of recommendations for wider use in the PASSHE system.
Maria A. (Ola) Kopacz, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at West Chester University. She studies the internet's influence on society. One of her interests is the use of technology in higher education.

Mary Braz, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at West Chester University. She is also the creator and director of WCU's Grandparents University. Her primary research interests are in Group Dynamics, Social Influence, and Research Methods.

Philip A. Thompsen, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies. He is a scholar of communication media and technology, with particular interests in broadcasting and computer-mediated communication. He is the department's 'webmaster' and educational technology coordinator.
2/16/2012 11:00 AM2/16/2012 12:00 PMETThursdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/17/2012
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11:00 am12:00 pmBlogs, Peer Grading, and Self-Assessment as Student Motivation, Engagement and Relationship-Building Tools
Dr. Irina Ivliyeva
This presentation examines the concept of "student engagement" in the context of globalization and internationalization of education and the diversity of the student population. It will show how the use of communication technologies in a blended (hybrid, enhanced) classroom can provide new insights on students' motivation, self-confidence, and teamwork needs in the interactive collaborative learning environment. We will examine the role of surveys (both traditional and online) in evaluating learning outcomes, measuring student engagement and assessing the quality of instruction. Further, we will discuss pedagogical recommendations for enhancing our understanding of students' learning and for transforming teaching so that it takes full advantage of technology's potential.
Dr. Irina Ivliyeva is anAssistant Professor; Arts, Language (Russian), and Philosophy; Missouri S&T.
2/17/2012 11:00 AM2/17/2012 12:00 PMETFridayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/24/2012
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11:00 am12:00 pmReinventing Award-winning Faculty Development Program for Next Generation Blended Learning
Thomas Cavanagh, Linda Futch
The University of Central Florida (UCF) has provided its award winning faculty development program, IDL6543, for 15 years. During this period, UCF has faced dynamic growth, budget cuts, changes in technology and changes in the online environment. UCF started with a review its faculty development offering by soliciting feedback from faculty, staff, administration and students. All suggestions were reviewed and categorized using qualitative research strategies. A team of instructional designers was appointed to rewrite our faculty development offerings to incorporate these suggestions, focus on online pedagogy, and integration of technology to create flexible blended courses for the academy. Hear about our process, revised faculty development offerings, and how these concepts may apply to your institution.
2/24/2012 11:00 AM2/24/2012 12:00 PMETFridayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/13/2012
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1:00 pm2:00 pmState Authorization Update
Russ Poulin
More than a year after the Department of Education's proposed rules, and six months after a court ruling delaying implementation of those rules, where are we now?

As Deputy Director, Research and Analysis for WCET, Russ Poulin organizes information-sharing activities among WCET's members. Recently, Russ has lead national responses on new federal distance education regulations regarding 'state authorization' and 'last day of attendance.' Russ directs the Transparency by Design project and its CollegeChoicesforAdults.org website, which provides consumer information for adult learners. He also coordinates WCET's efforts in sharing information about the management, financing, and services of elearning consortia; directs WCET role with the Campus Computing Project on the new Managing Online Education survey; and consults on WICHE's Adult College Completion Network. Previously, Russ coordinated distance education activities for the North Dakota University System. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Colorado Denver and a Master's in Statistics and Research Methodology from the University of Northern Colorado.

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 2/14/2012
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1:00 pm2:00 pmNo Professor Left Behind: Transforming the Hesitant Campus
Angela Solic, Ph.D., Jane Peller
This session will focus on an effective set of strategies used at a unionized institution of higher education in the midwest to increase faculty interest in and use of technology in their courses. The strategies were aimed at increasing the institution's online course offerings to fit a strategic plan with that distinct focus. What happened, though, surprised everyone as the faculty body responded with sincere interest and the number of faculty members designing online courses and using the Learning Management System to support learning increased significantly.
Dr. Angela Solic is the Instructional Design Specialist at Indiana University Northwest. She has 14 years experience teaching in higher education, 6 years in online teaching, and 5 years in faculty support, development and training for online instruction.  Her background is in English and Adult Education, but her passion lies in online learning quality: both in course design and in teaching.  She has trained hundreds of faculty members to teach online and enjoys innovative approaches to course design. She has several publications and two book chapters that will be published in 2012.
 
Jane Peller, a professor of Social Work at Northeastern Illinois University for over 30 years, is renowned in her field for innovative thinking and teaching practices. She has published several books, numerous articles, and is an international presenter on the topic of Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Most recently she is dedicated to development of enhanced learning enviornments in online, hybrid and in person classrooms. She is often sought after for her feedback on online learning features with Pearson Publishing in the social work division.
2/14/2012 1:00 PM2/14/2012 2:00 PMETTuesdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/16/2012
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1:00 pm2:00 pmBlended LearningDesigning and Developing Effective Multidisciplinary Web-Based Blended Learning
Fredrick Pociask, Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller
Teaching in an e-learning age allows for the use of instructional technology to facilitate student learning with understanding. This session will demonstrate how several academic programs are integrating instructional technology into multidisciplinary web-based blended learning curriculum, with a focus on attainment of usable skills and takehome performance aids.
Dr. Pociask is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Pociask completed his PhD in Instructional Technology at Wayne State University in 2004, and his MS and BS in physical therapy at Oakland University (1996, 1990).
 
Dr. DiZazzo-Miller is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. DiZazzo-Miller received her bachelor’s degree from Adrian College, Michigan, her master’s degree in occupational therapy from Eastern Michigan University, and her doctoral degree from Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Entering academia in 2003, she serves on the faculty at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.
2/16/2012 1:00 PM2/16/2012 2:00 PMETThursdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/20/2012
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1:00 pm2:00 pmMaking Big Classes Small: Using Lecture Tools to Engage Students Inside and Outside of the Classroom
Perry Samson
In five years most, if not all, students will arrive in class with some Internet-enabled device on their person.  Our options as instructors are to either ban them, ignore them or embrace them.  This presentation looks at what happens when laptops are deliberately engaged during class to increase communication and assessment.  Research at the University of Michigan has focused on how the deliberate engagement of laptops, iPads and cell phones in class has affected student attentiveness , engagement and learning. 

Participants will be invited to join a virtual class during the presentation and will be challenged with questions, able to pose questions and indicate understanding using the LectureTools (http://www.lecturetools.com) technology developed at the University of Michigan as a result of lessons learned during the research.  
Perry Samson is Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Michigan and has been honored as the 2010 “Distinguished Professor of the Year” by the State of Michigan Council of Presidents.  He is also co-founder of The Weather Underground (http://www.wunderground.com) a popular weather web site and founder of LectureTools Inc., (http://www.lecturetools.com) that creates Web 2.0 applications to improve learning and engagement in college classrooms.
2/20/2012 1:00 PM2/20/2012 2:00 PMETMondayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/23/2012
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1:00 pm2:00 pmiPads: Applications and Uses in Education
Jenna Linskens
Applications and tools on the iPad offer excellent opportunities to support and boost learning in the classroom. In this hands-on session, educators will “make & take” as the presenter examines several applications for the iPad and shares ways to use them across the curriculum with students of all abilities, to improve student performance and understanding of concepts. Learn to incorporate iPads in the classroom through the use of free applications, iTunes U, Audiobooks, and more.
Jenna Linskens is a full-time instructor for the Educational Technology Department in the School of Education at Marian University. Primary classes she teaches include: Integrating iPads in the Classroom, Action Research, Online Learning, Using iPods in the Classroom, and E-Portfolio. Linskens is currently earning her Ed.D. from Northcentral University with a focus on Technology and E-Learning. She has also presented for staff development on topics including: Effective use of iPads, iPods, Podcasting, Web 2.0 Tools (incl. Social Media, Wikis, and Blogs), and SMARTboards.
2/23/2012 1:00 PM2/23/2012 2:00 PMETThursdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/24/2012
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1:00 pm2:00 pmBlended LearningBuilding a Blended Class: Face-to-Face, Online, Anytime
Robert "Rocky" Keel
This presentation will discuss a blended class model including multiple modes of teaching and learning (face-to-face, online, synchronous, asynchronous, individual, group) allowing students to learn on their own time and in their own way, yet still providing a structure for consistency and community. The discussion includes a focus on the pleasures and the pains of teaching with technology and a look at student perceptions and acceptance of technology in the classroom, all based on 15 years of teaching and research at UM-St. Louis and with a concern for where all these changes are taking us.
Rocky Keel is a Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Advising Coordinator in the Department of Anthropolgy, Sociology, and Languages at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
2/24/2012 1:00 PM2/24/2012 2:00 PMETFridayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/13/2012
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2:00 pm3:00 pmBlended LearningRe-Imagining the University Lecture Course -- Blended Learning and Experimental Pedagogy
Timothy Quigley, PhD
Last year, assisted by a Sloan Foundation grant, The New School developed a blended, scalable, interdisciplinary course entitled "The End of Art". Using this course as a case study, our presentation/discussion explores challenges of scalability and use of techniques such as creative non-fiction and group work to enhance student engagement.
Timothy Quigley is an Associate Professor of Philosophy, The New School for General Studies.  He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wayne State University, New York University, and the School of Visual Arts in New York City before coming to The New School. His scholarly work has been published in the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, the Canadian Philosophical Review, and Philosophy Today and in the anthology Art and Representation. Mr. Quigley teaches a variety of interdisciplinary courses in modern philosophy and contemporary visual studies. His recent pedagogical work is focused on e-learning and the uses of design and technology in higher education.
2/13/2012 2:00 PM2/13/2012 3:00 PMETMondayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/14/2012
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2:00 pm3:00 pmLibraryThe Future of Emerging Technologies in Libraries
Sandra Hirsh
What do we mean when we talk about “emerging technology” in libraries?  How can emerging technologies be integrated effectively into academic libraries, and how do they benefit scholars, professors and students?  What does it mean to be a “technology catalyst” in libraries and in higher education?  Join us to discuss these issues, and to hear about an innovative grant project by San José State University, ACRL, and OCLC, among other partners, to promote the effective integration of emerging technologies in libraries through professional training and staff development.
Dr. Sandra Hirsh is Professor and Director of the School of Library and Information Science at San José State University. She has leveraged her knowledge as an information professional to pursue career opportunities with leading global companies. Prior to joining the School as Director, she worked in the Silicon Valley for more than a decade at major technology companies: Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, and LinkedIn. As an industry user experience researcher, leader, and manager, she contributed to R&D research projects and influenced the user experience of web, mobile, and TV consumer products resulting in 5 U.S. patents. She now heads up the world’s largest accredited graduate program in the field, ensuring that its curriculum continues to be responsive to emerging trends in the field. Dr. Hirsh’s research focuses on information-seeking behavior and understanding the information needs of a broad spectrum of users in the United States and around the world; this work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and has appeared in international conference proceedings. She speaks at and participates actively in several professional associations, including IFLA, American Society for Information Science & Technology (ASIST), and the American Library Association (ALA).
2/14/2012 2:00 PM2/14/2012 3:00 PMETTuesdayDrag icon to your Outlook CalendarAdd to Outlook
 2/15/2012
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2:00 pm3:00 pmADDIE Plus Bloom's Taxonomy Equals Optimal Blended Teaching and Learning
Celina Byers
ADDIE Plus Bloom’s Taxonomy Equals Optimal Blended Teaching and Learning explores the process of transforming a course into a blended course. Blended as a mix of synchronous and asynchronous portions for totally online courses or technology-enhancement for face-to-face courses. Discussion will include the use of the ADDIE in combination with Bloom’s taxonomy.
Dr. Byers holds a Professional Academic position where she is the Technology-Enhanced Learning Coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) at the University of Minnesota.
2/15/2012 2:00 PM2/15/2012 3:00 PMETWednesdayDrag icon to your Outlook CalendarAdd to Outlook
 2/16/2012
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2:00 pm3:00 pmConsistency in Online Course Development
Katy Little, Janet Perry
One instructor loads all course content into the learning management system home page. Another instructor divides content into online weekly books. This instructor requires one discussion per week, while that instructor requires five. All the while, students struggle to navigate these different course setups. Does this sound familiar to you? Perhaps it's time to strive for consistency in online courses.
Katy Little earned both a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication and a master's degree in library and information science from Kent State University. She has several years of writing and editing experience for newspapers, magazines and educational institutions, including the Bismarck Tribune, the Warren Tribune-Chronicle and Kent State University's Department of Residence Services. Additionally, she worked in the library and information center of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, assisting students in finding information as they pursued their medical degrees. Katy began in the Desktop Publishing Department of Weston Distance Learning, Inc., before becoming an instructional designer and project manager for the company. She's written and edited courses and textbooks on subjects that include office administration, fitness and nutrition, health information management, psychology and English. Several years ago, she became the assistant curriculum manager at Weston Distance Learning, Inc. In this role, she oversees all aspects of online and correspondence course development and design for At-Home Professions, U.S. Career Institute and McKinley College.
 
Janet Perry earned her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is currently working toward her Distance Education Certificate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Janet has committed 20 years of her career to serving adult students in non-traditional education settings. Her teaching experience includes teaching basic reading, writing and math as well as leadership courses to the U.S. Army's enlisted members and non-commissioned officers. She served Front Range Community College as a GED instructor. Her experience includes preparing individualized learning objectives, plans and curricula for the adult student. Janet has served Weston Distance Learning in several roles. Her original role in Student Services and subsequent role as Registrar have helped Janet understand the non-academic support students need to successfully complete their academic work. In addition, she has 17 years of experience in Compliance, most recently serving as the Compliance Manager for Weston Distance Learning. Janet's education, student support and compliance background assist in her current role as Director of Education and Compliance for Weston Distance Learning. In this role, she oversees all aspects of Weston's education functions - course development, instruction, desktop publishing and compliance. 
2/16/2012 2:00 PM2/16/2012 3:00 PMETThursdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/21/2012
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2:00 pm3:00 pmStrategic Distance Learning Leadership in Higher Education
Pam Northrup
This presentation will provide the process used to take institutional policy and an overarching conceptual framework for distance learning quality and deeply investigate how the policy can be translated into tangible practice within a college and within academic program areas based on programmatic need, refining the role of the department, the department chair and faculty member.
Dr. Pamela Northrup is Dean of the College of Professional Studies (COPS) at the University of West Florida.
2/21/2012 2:00 PM2/21/2012 3:00 PMETTuesdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/23/2012
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2:00 pm3:00 pmDemystifying Evaluation to Effectively Capture Evidence of Impact
Jacqueline Singh
Evaluation can be utterly confusing—and, rightly so! There are many lenses from which to view and conduct an evaluation. That’s because it’s colored with aspects of research and assessment as well as the tools, designs, and approaches they share. Evaluation isn’t an activity that simply occurs at the end of a program, course, technology, or some other type of intervention. It’s something that needs to be designed before launching your intervention, as multiple and simultaneous evaluation activities undoubtedly will occur throughout. The knowledge and skills needed to write a clear and cogent evaluation plan are particularly valuable—especially, in a time of increasing competition for postsecondary institutions to secure external grant funding. The purpose of this webinar is to increase awareness and understanding of practical user-friendly tools and strategies that can be put to use right away. The intent is to shift your thinking about how to approach evaluation and effectively capture evidence of varying levels impact. Real time examples and practical user-friendly resources applicable across disciplines and units of analysis will be shared. A navigational map providing insights into “what is” evaluation will be introduced to assist you in strategically taking charge of your next evaluation. Grant seekers and individuals interested in and/or charged with carrying out an evaluation will benefit from this session.
Jacqueline H. Singh, MPP, Ph.D. is an Assessment Specialist at the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) and Testing Center at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). She works with faculty, staff, and administrators to build evaluation capacity, conceptualize goals, objectives, as well as to plan and implement appropriate evaluation designs and assessment strategies. Contact Information: jhsingh@iupui.edu or (317-278-6228)
2/23/2012 2:00 PM2/23/2012 3:00 PMETThursdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/17/2012
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3:00 pm4:00 pmEngaging Students in New Ways of Learning
Masoud Rais-Rohani
Course redesign always succeeds when we engage students in doing the coursework, yet typically 30% or so may fail to participate in scheduled learning activities. Some institutions have been more successful than others in addressing the issue of “non-participating” students. Learn how to ensure that students spend sufficient time on task by using techniques such as scaffolding, mastery quizzing and giving points for participation that lead to greater course completion rates. Learn how techniques such as peer learning teams, undergraduates peer tutors and small learning communities can lead to greater student success.
2/17/2012 3:00 PM2/17/2012 4:00 PMETFridayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/22/2012
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3:00 pm4:00 pmUsing Jing to Add Video Feedback in Your Online Courses
Joe Zisk
Audio and visual feedback is an effective way to communicate with online students. Audio/video comments can be used to introduce assignments, give feedback on assignments, and make general statements to the class. Using free screen capture with audio software (i.e. Jing), instructors can develop online video files that address various learning styles.
The presenter has been an educator for more than 25 years.
He is actively involved in conducting faculty professional
development workshops on online instruction and has
conducted numerous presentations. He is the coordinator of
the on-campus and online Master of Arts Teaching program.
The presenter is currently teaching mostly online courses and
has experience with Quality Matters reviews. The course
being demonstrated has received the QM seal of recognition.
His research interest is in using audio/video resources and
web tools in online learning.
2/22/2012 3:00 PM2/22/2012 4:00 PMETWednesdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/24/2012
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3:00 pm4:00 pmCopyright & Distance Education: PASSHE Resources
Bob Hails
This session will focus on issues related to copyright and distance education.  A variety of campus-level and System resources will be discussed.
Bob Hails is the Distance Learning Coordinator for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.  He has been involved in distance education since 1976.  In that time, he has started or led distance education programs at several universities.
2/24/2012 3:00 PM2/24/2012 4:00 PMETFridayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/21/2012
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1:00 pm2:00 pmUsing Primary Source-based Inquiry to Transform Teaching and Learning
Linda Muller
When teachers use primary sources to create inquiry-based lessons they are transforming the way students learn.  Primary sources have a unique way of engaging students in a profoundly personal manner and when used to support inquiry-driven instruction they entice students to ask questions and seek additional evidence through research.  Primary source-based inquiry also helps students develop essential analysis and critical thinking skills as they construct new knowledge through the examination and evaluation of primary sources and the various perspectives they bring to a topic.
Linda is part of CALU’s Teaching with Primary Sources program staff and is responsible for facilitating workshops and online courses for using primary sources in the classroom.

Linda has a Master of Science degree in Instructional Leadership and is a PA Department of Education certified K-12 instructional technology specialist.
2/21/2012 1:00 PM2/21/2012 2:00 PMETTuesdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/21/2012
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11:00 am12:00 pmStudent Run Instructional Design Support for Higher Education
Karly Good, Wei Wang
Iowa State University has experienced two forms of implementation for student-run instructional design support for higher education purposes. One is based off a grant written by the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and has helped over 100 faculty over a 2-year period. The other is an entrepreneurial endeavor developed by a faculty and student team. Both had the purpose of providing support for improving instructional design and instructional technology in face-to-face and distance education classrooms. As both programs were developed on campus, there was a mutual need to begin to collaborate. The two groups brought different skill sets to the table with the common goal to give back to the larger university community. This has been an endeavor to understand the collaboration between faculty and students to improve faculty members’ instructional design and instructional technology use.
Karly C. Good is studying for a Ph.D. Curriculum and Instructional Technology at Iowa State University and currently works at Grand View University as an Online Instructional Designer and Instructional Applications Coordinator. She graduated with a B.A. in Biotechnology from the University of Northern Iowa, earned her Masters in Secondary Science Education and taught high school Biology, Anatomy and Physiology and Zoology where student centered technology integration was a key component of her pedagogical approach.
 
Wei Wang holds a MS in Curriculum and Instructional Technology and she is pursuing a PhD in Curriculum and Instructional Technology with a Human-Computer Interaction co-major. Ms. Wang currently works as a teaching and a research assistant for Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching. Her research interests include designing and developing training instructional materials and investigating teachers' technology integration skills through the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge framework.
2/21/2012 11:00 AM2/21/2012 12:00 PMETTuesdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook
 2/17/2012
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1:00 pm2:00 pmBlogging to Enhance Student Learning Outcomes
Scott M. Helfrich, D.Ed.
Justin Schiefelbein
The use of blogs in and out of the classroom can be a powerful way for faculty and student affairs professionals alike to develop and assess student learning outcomes. Participants will learns the basics of blogging, including how to use free blogging services like Wordpress and Blogger, how to integrate blogging activities in and out of the classroom, and how to utilize data from blogging to assess student learning outcomes. Actual examples from work with our students will be shared.
Scott M. Helfrich, D.Ed. and Justin Schifelbein have presented on social media topics on campus locally and at regional student affairs conferences. Mr. Schifelbein is the creator of the new "ResLifeSynergy.wordpress.com" blog while Dr. Helfrich is the creator and administrator of the "studentlifeguru.com" blog, which receives nearly 1,500 visits per month. Dr. Helfrich is also a guest blogger for the Huffington Post College.
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9:00 am10:00 amAvoiding Death by PowerPoint
Karl Kapp, Ed.D.
In this presentation, you will learn how to use several techniques to engage and excite the students during a lecture without using bullet point after bullet point. You will lean how visual metaphors, targeted animation techniques and careful placement of graphics will turn your drab presentations into fabulous presentations that compel your student members to action. This presentation does NOT give step-by-step instructions on how to use a specific version of PowerPoint®, instead, it provides ideas, insights and innovations on visual techniques that make the use of PowerPoint® more impactful.
Karl Kapp, Ed.D. is a professor of Instructional Technology at Bloomsburg University and is author of five books on the convergence of learning and technology. His most recent book, published by Wiley, Inc. will be released in Spring 2012 and is titled "The Gamification of Learning and Instruction."
2/14/2012 9:00 AM2/14/2012 10:00 AMETTuesdayDrag icon to your Outlook Calendar.Add to Outlook