|12:30pm||Wing 105||Refreshments provided|
Welcome and Thoughts on Technology
Its Future in Higher Education
From a Provost's Perspective
|1:30pm||Wing 104||Teaching with Twitter: Student Engagement and Learning
in Fewer than 140 Characters
Ann Yehle and Jörg Vianden
The presenters will outline their uses of Twitter in undergraduate and graduate face-to-face, blended, and online courses in pre-service teacher education and higher education and student affairs. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and share their own experiences with Twitter. This session is intended to co-construct knowledge on using technology such as Twitter in college classrooms.
|Wing 102||Overview of D2L 10.1 Updates and Changes
Cari Mathwig Ramseier
As you head into the spring semester and are looking to work in or make some updates to your materials in D2L, you might notice that D2L’s Content and Discussions tools look quite different. This session—intended for those who already use D2L course tools such as Content and Discussions—focuses on helping you adjust to the changes in so that you can work effectively on your spring courses.
|Wing 31||Creating Online Content for a Blended Learning Language
You will see how to record video explanations of grammar using Screencast-O-Matic and how to design concept checkers using D2L quizzes.
|2:15pm||Wing 104||Podcasting as a Teaching and Learning Technology in General Education
Ariel Beaujot and Larry Sleznikow
"12 Objects that Changed the World (and One That Changed Wisconsin)," is a general education history class taught by Ariel Beaujot that uses podcasts hosted on a Wordpress website to make history more accessible to students and to the public. It gives first-year students the chance to create podcasts that are a genuine contribution to the field. This session will cover the positive aspects and the challenges of running such a project in a general education class and will explain the practicalities of using podcasts as a learning assignment.
|Wing 23||Guide on the Side: Next Gen Tutorials for the Flipped Classroom
Jenifer Holman, Kate Russell, Terry Smith and Susan Schuyler
A team of librarians and CST instructors have been developing interactive tutorials using Guide on the Side software. Presenters will discuss our collaborative planning process and technical considerations for working with Guide on the Side. There will be time for a hands-on demonstration of the software and tutorials.
|Wing 102||ePortfolios: Assess Student Learning and Help Students Stand Out in the Interviewing Process
Ronda Leahy and Saundra Solum
A brief introduction and overview of the types of ePortfolios and what D2L offers to students, courses, and departments. Learn how one department, Communication Studies, is using the ePortfolio to improve students' interviewing opportunities.
|3:00pm||Wing 104||Turnitin: What We've Learned and What Students Can Learn
Cari Mathwig Ramseier, Bryan Kopp and Bianca Basten
Since Summer 2013, Turnitin has been available at UW-L as a teaching tool to compare originality and online marking of student submissions. In that time, we've learned a great deal about interpreting originality and effective and efficient ways to mark papers. We've also learned that students can learn a great deal about their writing via Turnitin. In this session we will share what we have found to help you use Turnitin as a teaching tool for student submissions.
|Wing 102||The Murphy Learning Center (MLC): A Modern Collaborative Work Space for Students
Lee Baines and Jim Sobota
|Wing 31||Qualtrics: Beginning to End
Saundra Solum, Natalie Solverson and TJ Teegan
Learn the steps all need to take when creating a survey with Qualtrics. The following areas will be explained: how to give students access, making sure they are using our server; creating the survey including some frequently asked questions; online tutorials; requesting sample respondents; analyzing the results; and reporting findings.
|3:45pm||Wing 104||Bb Collaborate (Online Rooms in D2L)
Maggie McDermott and Kristin Koepke
Online Rooms allow you to create synchronous learning environments where you can synchronously meet, communicate with, and present to your students. Online Rooms is similar to other web-based meeting tools, such as WebEx, GoToMeeting, and Adobe Connect, and integrates directly with D2L for easy course integration. This session will review how Online Rooms are used in two classes in two different ways: (1) to offer online exam reviews, and (2) to have instructor participation in small group meetings. This session will also discuss the pros and cons to the techniques and technology.
|Wing 102||Engaging Students in the Classroom Using i>clickers
Colin Belby and Alex O'Brien
The i>clicker student response system has become an increasingly popular classroom tool at UW-L. In this talk we will walk through setting up a new class and using the i>clicker system. Examples will be given from multiple disciplines and class sizes on how to effectively incorporate i>clickers to engage students and obtain real-time assessment of course material.