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Ohio University: Center for Teaching & Learning Agenda

Below is the agenda of events offered during the “Engaging Students with Learning Through Technology” Mini-Conference held February 6, 2009.

~ Handouts and links from the workshops and learning technology demonstrations are available at “Mini-Conference Resources”~

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Teaching & Learning Mini-Conference, February 6, 2009

Engaging Students with Learning through Technology:

Strategies & Pedagogical Purposes

Co-Sponsored by Faculty Commons and Lifelong & Distance Learning

How can we use new technologies to engage students and promote learning?The mini-conference will focus on pedagogically sound uses of learning technologies in a variety of course formats including face-to-face classes, blended, and online courses.

Contact: Dr. Laurie Hatch (740-597-1777).

8:30 — 9:00 am | Continental Breakfast (Friends of the Library Room)
9:00 — 9:15 am | Welcome & Introductions (Friends of the Library Room)
9:15 — 11:00 am | Keynote workshop (Friends of the Library Room) “The Classroom is Flat: Education and Web 2.0,” facilitated by Bill Burke (Senior Program Manager for Educational Development, Teaching and Academic Support Center, University of Kentucky) and Patsy Carruthers (Senior Program Manager for Instructional Technology, Teaching and Academic Support Center, University of Kentucky). Description: Just as Thomas Friedman proposes that the world is flat in terms of access to the competitive marketplace in the corporate world (The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, 2005), it might be argued that the classroom has been flattened with Web 2.0 applications that create new interactive and interconnected ways of fostering and enhancing creativity, communication, and collaboration among students and instructors. This workshop discusses, demonstrates, and gives examples of the instructional uses of web conferencing, blogs, wikis, and podcasts addressing their advantages, disadvantages, and pedagogically sound uses in educational settings.
11:00 — 12N | Learning Technology Demonstrations (Faculty Commons) Blogs, wikis, Adobe Connect, clickers/Audience Responses Systems, Respondus , Blackboard 7.3
12N — 1:30 | Working lunch & panel discussion (Faculty Commons)
Copyright in a Flat Web 2.0 World: Use of Content Created by Others in Online and Hybrid/Blended Courses. Want to learn more about permissible use of content created by others in your online and hybrid/blended courses?
1:30 — 2:30 | Concurrent workshops (Faculty Commons)

Workshop 1: “Ensuring Quality in Online Courses—Best Practices” (facilitated by Jeanne Vilberg, Lifelong & Distance Learning, Ohio University): Description: In this session you will learn about Quality Matters, a nationally recognized program for online course design, and how it is being implemented in our online academic programs. Quality Matters is based on national standards of best practice, the research literature, and instructional design principles. You will see examples of a newly designed course template for our Online Bachelor’s Completion Program and how faculty have used it to develop their courses for the Winter quarter.

Workshop 2: “Interactive Learning Modules” (facilitated by Mike Roy, Academic Technologies, Ohio University)

1:30 — 3:45 | Learning Technology Demonstrations (Faculty Commons) Blogs, wikis, Adobe Connect, clickers/Audience Responses Systems, Respondus , Blackboard 7.3
2:45 — 3:45 | Concurrent workshops (Faculty Commons)

Workshop 1: “Ensuring Quality in Online Courses—Best Practices” (facilitated by Jeanne Vilberg, Lifelong & Distance Learning, Ohio University): Description: In this session you will learn about Quality Matters, a nationally recognized program for online course design, and how it is being implemented in our online academic programs. Quality Matters is based on national standards of best practice, the research literature, and instructional design principles. You will see examples of a newly designed course template for our Online Bachelor’s Completion Program and how faculty have used it to develop their courses for the Winter quarter.

Workshop 2: “Interactive Learning Modules” (facilitated by Mike Roy, Academic Technologies, Ohio University)

Workshop 3: “Supporting Student Learning Outcomes & Assessment with Technology” (facilitated by Marjorie DeWert, Lifelong & Distance Learning, Ohio University): Description: According to Quality Matters, a continuous improvement model for assuring the quality of online courses, learning objectives state what students should know or be able to do. Learning outcomes are a student's demonstration of their actual ability to do so. Assessment is the process of gathering evidence of student learning and using this information to improve teaching and learning. Attend this workshop to learn more about how you can use available technologies to ensure that your students grasp the meaning of learning objectives and are provided with multiple and appropriate ways to demonstrate mastery of them.

3:45 — 4:45 | Reception (Faculty Commons)