We'll be streaming selected sessions from e-Volution 2013! Presentations will be streamed with YouTube Live/GoogleHangouts. Each streamed event will be archived here for later viewing.
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Dr. Gary Moore: Searching for the Wizard of Oz--in the College Classroom
Wyoming Union West and Central Ballroom
This presentation contains images, sounds and video clips from the Wizard of Oz. The key points are:
- We are not in Kansas anymore - we need to make sure what we teach and how we teach is reflective of the present, not the past;
- We need a brain - we need to utilize our brain by reading and studying the literature of teaching; teaching is not a random act;
- We need a heart - it is important that we don’t forget the reason we exist is because of students and we need to demonstrate empathy and concern in out teaching,
- We need courage - we must be willing to try new things in our classrooms, examples are provided, our students need to become engaged and not passive observers; and
- There is no Wizard of Oz -- We individually can be the Wizard of Oz --at least in our classrooms, we hold our own teaching destiny in our hands
Likes, tweet, and pins: A best-practice method for integrating social media into the classroom
Benjamin H. George | Wyoming Union West Ballroom
Social media is an ever-present force in society, and students use social media at an increasing rate. There has been some exploration of the use of social media in the classroom with mixed results. Oftentimes, social media is merely utilized as a tool and engagement technology to pique student’s interests, but fails to further critical learning goals. With the expanding number of social media formats, teachers may find it difficult to select the best format for their needs. This presentation proposes a best practice model for using and selecting social media based on media-synchronicity theory, curriculum design, and learning goals. ">Social media is an ever-present force in society, and students use social media at an increasing rate. There has been some exploration of the use of social media in the classroom with mixed results. Oftentimes, social media is merely utilized as a tool and engagement technology to pique student’s interests, but fails to further critical learning goals. With the expanding number of social media formats, teachers may find it difficult to select the best format for their needs. This presentation proposes a best practice model for using and selecting social media based on media-synchronicity theory, curriculum design, and learning goals.
Engage, Interest, Excite! Pedagogical Innovation with Technology
Cody Connor & Athena Kennedy | Wyoming Union West Ballroom
Encouraging pedagogical innovation can be a challenge. This presentation will demonstrate tech tools to hook instructors on using technology to engage students in the online classroom and build trust. The presenters will show multimedia technologies such as Popcorn Maker, Pinterest, TimeToast, PaperRater, Vizify and TedEd. Trust is important between students and instructors; it's integral between instructional designers and instructors. From their perspective in working with faculty and experience with distance education, Athena and Cody will demonstrate ways to encourage instructors to employ technology to build trust online among students. Participants will leave this session empowered to integrate technologies into their online classrooms.
Wyoming Union Central West Ballroom
Ignite 20x20 is a fun and simple presentation format where you show 20 slides, each for 20 seconds. The slides advance automatically and you talk along to the slides. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.
Join the hangout at 2:15
Blogging in the Classroom: Lessons Learned from a Collaborative (and Global) Assignment
Deb Beck | Wyoming Union West Ballroom
Can writing in a new mode, for a global audience, spark a deeper learning experience for online students? Can the blog environment foster a group” experience while minimizing the typical “group work” anxieties?
The presenter will show how creating a class blog accomplished both for students enrolled in an online, survey-level course drawing undergraduate and graduate students from diverse academic backgrounds. She will discuss how she structured the assignment, share the highs and the lows, and offer comments from students that illustrate the assignment’s value in their learning process.
Join the hangout at 3:00video chat provided by Tinychatvideo chat provided by Tinychat
Exploring a New Frontier: UW's New Learning Management System
LMS Implementation Steering Committee | Wyoming Union Central & West Ballroom
The University of Wyoming has adopted Canvas by Instructure as its new learning management system (LMS). UW’s LMS steering committee will describe the year-long review process, and the rationale for the selection of Canvas, and the work of the coming year: Canvas implementation, migration of courses from Pearson eCollege, and most importantly, faculty training and development. Come learn what’s going on in the LMS implementation, and let the implementation team know what you expect. This is a chance to ask and answer questions about this great transition in a key teaching technology.
Breakfast & Faculty Panel: Blended Learning
Topic: Blended LearningClassroom Building 219
Online Group Projects: They Can Be Done!
Karen Williams & Kari Morgan| Classroom Building 215
Group work has been utilized to enhance student learning in online classrooms. Group work has been found to create a sense of community, thereby contributing to increased learning and satisfaction (Brett & Nagra, 2005; Dawson, 2006; Outzts, 2006; Rovai, 2002). This presentation will focus on a research study of perceptions of experienced online teachers related to online group projects. Four themes emerged from the analysis of focus group transcripts: 1) Group work is an essential tool for students’ future lives, 2) specific strategies for facilitating online groups, 3) professional development, and 4) characteristics of effective teachers. Discussion and recommendations for practice related to faculty development, supporting outstanding teachers, and successful implementation of online group projects strategies that can be used to make online group projects an effective teaching tool.