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Digital Badges: A Focus On Skill Acquisition, Ben Malczyk Nov 2018

Digital Badges: A Focus On Skill Acquisition, Ben Malczyk

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

Statement of the issue: There has been a trend in higher education to focus less on content coverage and to instead focus on student skill development. Digital badges represent one approach to focus on student demonstration of skill. Badges provide students with opportunities to learn, practice and ultimately be assessed on demonstration of a skill.

Description of the project: Social work faculty designed two social work courses to incorporate badging exercise. The course required students to complete badges in areas such as self-care, utilization of APA citations, uploading videos into Canvas, and other skills necessary for students to succeed. Rather ...


Five Generations: Preparing Multiple Generations Of Learners For A Multi-Generational Workforce, Olimpia Leite‐Trambly, Sharon N. Obasi Nov 2018

Five Generations: Preparing Multiple Generations Of Learners For A Multi-Generational Workforce, Olimpia Leite‐Trambly, Sharon N. Obasi

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

First Name: Toni

Last Name: Hill

Department: Family Studies

Campus: UNK

Email: hilltl@unk.edu

Phone: 3088658232

Track: Pedagogy and Instructional Design

Title: Associate Professor

Session Type: Formal Presentation

Session Title: Five Generations: Preparing Multiple Generations of Learners for a Multi-generational

Workforce

Availability: Anytime

Presenters:

1. Olimpia Leite-Trambly, Instructional Design Specialist,

University of Nebraska at Kearney, eCampus, Communications Center, Room #213, Kearney NE 68849 308.865.8503 office, 308.865.8090 fax, leitetrambod@unk.edu

2. Sharon Obasi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Family Studies, Assistant Program Director, Early Childhood and Family Advocacy, University of Nebraska Kearney

West Center 153, Kearney ...


Schedule Nu! Schedule Sc!, Jean Padrnos, Corrie Svehla, Cheri Polenske Nov 2018

Schedule Nu! Schedule Sc!, Jean Padrnos, Corrie Svehla, Cheri Polenske

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

Schedule NU! Schedule SC!

Lancaster V-VI

Cheri Polenske (NU ITS), Jean Padrnos (NU ITS), Corrie Svehla (NU ITS - UNL)

One of the goals of OneIT is to maximize the purchasing power by consolidating contracts and utilizing common systems. UNK, UNL and UNO utilized a product called EMS for event scheduling. CSC, UNL and UNO used R25/S25 for academic scheduling. The University was able to license the EMS scheduling solution for all of the Universities and State Colleges for both academic scheduling/optimization and event scheduling in one contract. The implementation of the shared EMS system is underway and will ...


Learning How To Learn: Powerful Mental Tools To Help You Master Tough Subject, Barbara Oakley Nov 2018

Learning How To Learn: Powerful Mental Tools To Help You Master Tough Subject, Barbara Oakley

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

Barbara Oakley didn’t begin learning remedial high school algebra until age 26. Now she’s a professor of engineering, a New York Times best-selling author, and instructor of the world’s largest massive open online course, with nearly two million registered students. How did this happen? She learned how to learn, and she now teaches others these practical insights. In this fun-filled keynote, you’ll hear true stories of remarkable transformation and discover intriguing insights from science about how you can change and grow, no matter your age or stage of life.

Using metaphor and analogy, which primes neural ...


Fostering Quality By Identifying And Evaluating Effective Practices Through Rigorous Research, Tanya Joosten Nov 2018

Fostering Quality By Identifying And Evaluating Effective Practices Through Rigorous Research, Tanya Joosten

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

In redesigning digital education courses, special attention is paid to sound instructional approaches and ensuring practices foster success for all students. In this session attendees will learn how to better provide support to faculty and staff in informing their instructional practices based on previous research and conducting rigorous research on their new innovations.


Synchronous Online And Inperson Classrooms: Challenges And Rewards Five Years Into Practice, Elsbeth Magilton Nov 2018

Synchronous Online And Inperson Classrooms: Challenges And Rewards Five Years Into Practice, Elsbeth Magilton

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

First Name: Elsbeth

Last Name: Magilton

Department: College of Law UNL

Campus: UNL

Email: elsbeth@unl.edu

Phone: 4024721662

Track: Leadership and Strategy in Online Education

Title: Exec Dir - Space & Telecommunication Pgm

Session Type: Formal Presentation

Availability: Anytim

e Presenters:

Elsbeth Magilton, University of Nebraska College of Law

Presentation Abstract:

Nebraska Law’s online Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law program is a part-time online option for industry professionals. The online LL.M. (a post-law degree masters level program) was created in 2012 to address the growing demand for the program by experienced practitioners who want to obtain an LL.M ...


Improved Grade Outcomes With An E-Mailed ‘Grade Nudge.’, Ben Smith, Dustin White, Patricia Kuzyk, James Tierney Nov 2018

Improved Grade Outcomes With An E-Mailed ‘Grade Nudge.’, Ben Smith, Dustin White, Patricia Kuzyk, James Tierney

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

First Name: Ben

Last Name: Smith

Department: Economics

UNO Campus: UNO

Email: bosmith@unomaha.edu

Phone: 4025544816

Track: Emerging Technology

Title: Assistant Professor

Session Type: Formal Presentation

Availability: Anytime

Presenters: Ben Smith, UNO

Presentation Abstract: Near the end of the semester, students who've placed little importance in your course will wonder: "what's my grade?" This realization often happens so late that no amount of effort will result in an acceptable grade.

What if students cared as much about their grade at the beginning of the semester as they do at the end? This is the idea behind 'Grade ...


It Takes A System To Build An Affordable Content Program, Brad Severa, Jane Petersen, Kimberly A. Carlson, Betty Jacques, Brian Moore, Andrew Cano, Michael Jolley Nov 2018

It Takes A System To Build An Affordable Content Program, Brad Severa, Jane Petersen, Kimberly A. Carlson, Betty Jacques, Brian Moore, Andrew Cano, Michael Jolley

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

First Name: Bradley

Last Name: Severa

Department: Information Technology Services UNL

Campus: UNL

Email: bsevera@unl.edu

Phone: 4024720606

Track: Emerging Technology

Title: Academic Tech Support Spec

Session Type: Panel Discussion

Session Title: It Takes a System to Build an Affordable Content Program

Availability: Anytime

Presenters:

Brad Severa, M.A., Academic Technology Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Jane L. Petersen, Director, Academic Technology and Client Services, University of Nebraska-Kearney

Dr. Kimberly Carlson, Professor & Assistant Chair, Department of Biology, University of Nebraska-Kearney

Mrs. Betty Jacques, Senior Lecturer, Department of Biology, University of Nebraska-Kearney

Dr. Brian Moore, Professor of Music Education and Music Technology, Glenn Korff School of Music, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Andrew J. Cano, Virtual Learning Librarian (Assistant Professor) University Libraries, University of Nebraska- Lincoln

Michael R. Jolley, M.A., Instructional Design Technology Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Presentation Abstract:

Since 2006, the price of textbooks has dramatically exploded, with the cost of a college text book increasing more than four times the rate of inflation.

This cross-campus panel includes Faculty, an Instructional Designer, Librarian and ITS Staff discussing how to build an affordable textbook program.

The UNK members will share learning outcomes from the Kelly Grant project including; using OER materials in courses, converting to digital textbooks, lessons learned and helpful hints for success.

The UNL members will introduce the Digital Materials Initiative opportunities at the ...


Innovation In Pedagogy And Technology Symposium: University Of Nebraska, May 8, 2018, University Of Nebraska Oct 2018

Innovation In Pedagogy And Technology Symposium: University Of Nebraska, May 8, 2018, University Of Nebraska

Zea E-Books

Selected Conference Proceedings, Presented by University of Nebraska Online and University of Nebraska Information Technology Services.

University of Nebraska Information Technology Services (NU ITS) and University of Nebraska Online (NU Online) present an education and technology symposium each spring. The Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium provides University of Nebraska (NU) faculty and staff the opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts, share their experiences and learn from the initiatives of colleagues from across the system. This event is offered free to NU administrators, faculty and staff free of charge. Tuesday, May 8, 2018 The Cornhusker Marriott, Lincoln, NE

Technology ...


Open Textbook Project, Sue Ann Gardner Oct 2018

Open Textbook Project, Sue Ann Gardner

Library Conference Presentations and Speeches

An overview of an open educational resource textbook project administered from the University Libraries, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Images of some of the textbook authors are included.


Gifted Students, Honors Students, And An Honors Education, Jaclyn M. Chancey, Jennifer Lease Butts Oct 2018

Gifted Students, Honors Students, And An Honors Education, Jaclyn M. Chancey, Jennifer Lease Butts

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

The seeming lack of connection between honors and gifted education has puzzled us for some time. Both of us incorporated gifted education and higher education into our doctoral studies, and both of our dissertations used gifted education theories as lenses into the honors student experience. Our lives as researchers and higher education administrators have been spent in the shared space between gifted students and honors programs. We know that this combination strengthens our work with the University of Connecticut Honors Program, and we are excited at the possibility of greater collaboration between the two fields. In this essay, we will ...


Opening Doors: Facilitating Transfer Students’ Participation In Honors, Patrick Bahls Oct 2018

Opening Doors: Facilitating Transfer Students’ Participation In Honors, Patrick Bahls

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Those of us who reflect on our work as honors educators and administrators are more certain than ever that honors programs and colleges are critical sites for development of equity, diversity, and inclusion in higher education. Numerous roundtable discussions and research presentations at recent regional and national honors conferences signal this awareness as do equally numerous honors-related publications, including two monographs released through the National Collegiate Honors Council; Setting the Table for Diversity, edited by Coleman and Kotinek, and Occupy Honors Education, edited by Coleman, Kotinek, & Oda. Lisa Coleman opens the former volume with a series of questions that frame ...


Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council 19.2 (Fall/Winter 2018) [Editorial Matter] Oct 2018

Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council 19.2 (Fall/Winter 2018) [Editorial Matter]

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

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If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?, Betsy Greenleaf Yarrison Oct 2018

If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When?, Betsy Greenleaf Yarrison

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Last year’s surprise hit of the television season was The Good Doctor, in which Freddie Highmore plays a gifted surgical resident who is also a high-functioning autistic. Critics speculate that it succeeded because audiences are hungry for good-outcome fantasy, or “warm bath” television. Fantasy is right. As much as we love watching Shaun Murphy show up not only all the other residents but all the attending physicians, we wouldn’t want to work with him in real life. Gifted students who can move through the K–12 curriculum so quickly that they can earn college-ready SAT scores at 11 ...


Ways We Can Do Better: Bridging The Gap Between Gifted Education And Honors Colleges, Angie L. Miller Oct 2018

Ways We Can Do Better: Bridging The Gap Between Gifted Education And Honors Colleges, Angie L. Miller

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Over the past decade of my academic career, I have increasingly noticed the gap between K–12 gifted education and honors college education as my research has forced me to straddle the two areas. My doctoral education at Ball State University included a specialization in gifted studies, which was a natural fit with my own interests in creative cognitive processes. During this time, I worked with a team that amassed a large data set from the honors college students, with twelve different measures ranging from topics of temperament to perfectionism to social dominance orientation. These measures addressed mostly psychosocial and ...


Editor’S Introduction, Ada Long Oct 2018

Editor’S Introduction, Ada Long

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Honors educators are used to organizing and teaching interdisciplinary courses and so are familiar with the paradox that faculty in different academic departments are typically unaware of what goes on in disciplines other than their own despite quickly recognizing that they have mutual interests, methodologies, and challenges. They inevitably learn about and from the work of colleagues in different fields, discovering opportunities to strengthen their scholarly and pedagogical work. They typically want and ask to teach other interdisciplinary courses and wonder why they haven’t thought to do so before. The same paradox exists in the scholarship on gifted and ...


The Value Of Honors: A Study Of Alumni Perspectives On Skills Gained Through Honors Education, Christopher M. Kotschevar, Surachat Ngorsuraches, Rebecca C. Bott-Knutson Oct 2018

The Value Of Honors: A Study Of Alumni Perspectives On Skills Gained Through Honors Education, Christopher M. Kotschevar, Surachat Ngorsuraches, Rebecca C. Bott-Knutson

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Honors education is often marketed as a means to offer enhanced value to a collegiate education. This value has the capacity to bolster a student’s academic experience, to add to his or her comprehensive skill set, to enhance a resumé, and to improve professional development. Ernest Pascarella argued that theoretical value without data is often used to justify collegiate programs such as honors and criticized those practices for lacking research and data to validate the claim of enhanced value. The current research was designed to obtain validation by eliciting the perspectives of alumni from South Dakota State University’s ...


Are You Gifted-Friendly? Understanding How Honors Contexts (Can) Serve Gifted Young Adults, Jonathan D. Kotinek Oct 2018

Are You Gifted-Friendly? Understanding How Honors Contexts (Can) Serve Gifted Young Adults, Jonathan D. Kotinek

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

I was tangentially aware of gifted education while I was in elementary and middle school, but my first real awareness of the concept came through my work in the University Honors Program at Texas A&M. In truth, I was not yet working for the University Honors Program; I was a graduate assistant for then-Associate Director, Finnie Coleman, who tasked me with helping host a group of Davidson Young Scholars visiting campus for a lecture from Stephen Hawking to mark the opening of the Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy in 2003. I was hired into a full-time role in the honors program not long after, and Coleman asked how we might ...


Honors Is A Good Fit For Gifted Students— Or Maybe Not, Annmarie Guzy Oct 2018

Honors Is A Good Fit For Gifted Students— Or Maybe Not, Annmarie Guzy

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

In the field of composition studies, a core pedagogical objective is to familiarize students with types of argumentation strategies, such as causation, evaluation, narration, rebuttal, and definition. Introducing definition arguments in their textbook Good Reasons: Researching and Writing Effective Arguments, Lester Faigley and Jack Selzer state that “[d]efinition arguments set out criteria and then argue whatever is being defined meets or does not meet those criteria. Rarely do you get far into an argument without having to define something” (97). They identify three categories of definition—formal, operational, and by example—and then apply these to sample documents. For ...


Social Media For Honors Colleges: Swipe Right Or Left?, Corinne R. Green Oct 2018

Social Media For Honors Colleges: Swipe Right Or Left?, Corinne R. Green

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

In the face of new technologies, honors faculty and staff should begin understanding the way their students interact with these technologies to apply them appropriately within the honors experience. Social media is a prominent and controversial technology that requires more research on how honors students and students with gifts and talents embrace or reject the trending innovations. Honors pedagogues express some controversy over whether the presence of online technology enhances or decreases the sense of community within their college (Alger; English; Johnson, “Meeting”; Salas), but this issue is moot if honors professionals do not seek understanding about how honors students ...


Dedication -- Lisa Lynn Coleman Oct 2018

Dedication -- Lisa Lynn Coleman

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Honors director, diversity advocate, book editor, journal reviewer, Virginia Woolf scholar, yoga and Pilates instructor—Lisa Coleman is a modern-day Renaissance woman. Recently retired as English Professor and Honors Director at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Lisa has been a moving force in the National Collegiate Honors Council for two decades. Most NCHC members know her as the instigator and implementer of the Diversity Forums at the annual conferences for the past fifteen years or so. An active member and often chair of the Diversity Committee during that time, she has also been contributing co-editor to two monographs on diversity in ...


Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council 19.2 (Fall/Winter 2018) Oct 2018

Journal Of The National Collegiate Honors Council 19.2 (Fall/Winter 2018)

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Forum Essays on “Gifted Education and Honors”

Gifted Education to Honors Education: A Curious History, a Vibrant Future — Nicholas Colangelo

Honors Is a Good Fit for Gifted Students—Or Maybe Not — Annmarie Guzy

Are You Gifted-Friendly? Understanding How Honors Contexts (Can) Serve Gifted Young Adults — Jonathan D. Kotinek

If Not Us, Who? If Not Now, When? — Betsy Greenleaf Yarrison

Gifted Students, Honors Students, and an Honors Education . Jaclyn M. Chancey and Jennifer Lease Butts

Ways We Can Do Better: Bridging the Gap Between Gifted Education and Honors Colleges . Angie L. Miller

Not So Gifted: Academic Identity for Black Women in ...


Not So Gifted: Academic Identity For Black Women In Honors, A. Musu Davis Oct 2018

Not So Gifted: Academic Identity For Black Women In Honors, A. Musu Davis

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Honors students are often regarded as the best and brightest at their universities, but the standard definitions of high achievement are not always useful for identifying talented undergraduate Black women. In a qualitative study of Black women in honors inside and outside the classroom at two urban predominantly white universities (PWIs), data derived from the students’ experiences provide insights about the standard labels of high achievement in higher education. The voices of these women expand the discourse on student academic identity. Picture one of these honors students: Anissa wipes her finger through the word “gifted,” which is written on the ...


Gifted Education To Honors Education: A Curious History, A Vibrant Future, Nicholas Colangelo Oct 2018

Gifted Education To Honors Education: A Curious History, A Vibrant Future, Nicholas Colangelo

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive

Gifted programs and honors education have evolved along parallel tracks in the past decades with little interconnection or cross-communication. Exploring what these two fields can teach each other should allow us to collaborate in addressing their overlapping goals and potential conflicts in order to better educate bright young students. At both the high school and college levels, teachers often assume that gifted students need no special attention, that we can simply get out of their way and focus our attention on students who struggle academically. Those of us in both gifted and honors education know better. At the University of ...


A Mixed Methods Study Exploring The Relationship Of Cognitive And Motivational Factors To Sonography Student Performance, Renee Hathaway Aug 2018

A Mixed Methods Study Exploring The Relationship Of Cognitive And Motivational Factors To Sonography Student Performance, Renee Hathaway

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

The purpose of this mixed methods study was to examine relationships between sonography students’ levels of self-regulation and self-efficacy and their performance in a 16-week introductory vascular sonography skills laboratory course. Measures for the study were designed to yield qualitative and quantitative data related to student goals, strategies, and course performance, and were generated by both students and faculty. Qualitative data from the study included student self-reports of self-regulatory strategies and instructor evaluations of student performance, while quantitative data were provided by instructor and student ratings of performance, student self-efficacy ratings, and student reports on their use of deliberate practice ...


Sharing Identity: Indexing Cultural Perspectives Through Writing Responses To Graphic Novels, Alex Romagnoli Jun 2018

Sharing Identity: Indexing Cultural Perspectives Through Writing Responses To Graphic Novels, Alex Romagnoli

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

Indexing identity through writing responses among ELL students in response to a graphic novel helps provide insight into how writing responses represent people and how graphic novels can aid in that process of self-discovery through their inherent multimodalities. This study takes looks at four students in an ELL class at an urban high school in southern Pennsylvania as they responded in writing to a portion of Will Eisner's New York: Life in the Big City (2006). All of the participants took events from the portion of the graphic novel provided to them and indexed their urban, cultural perspectives through ...


Pre-Service Teachers’ Perspectives On How The Use Of Toon Comic Books During Guided Reading Influenced Learning By Struggling Readers, Ewa Mcgrail, Alicja Rieger, Gina M. Doepker, Samantha Mcgeorge Jun 2018

Pre-Service Teachers’ Perspectives On How The Use Of Toon Comic Books During Guided Reading Influenced Learning By Struggling Readers, Ewa Mcgrail, Alicja Rieger, Gina M. Doepker, Samantha Mcgeorge

SANE journal: Sequential Art Narrative in Education

The study presented in this article examines the use of comic books, specifically the TOON comic books during guided reading instruction. The instruction was provided to struggling readers by the Literacy Center at a comprehensive university in southeastern United States. What most pre-service teachers in this study agreed upon was that comic books served as an effective tool for getting their students interested in reading. Reading comic books with tutors as partners in conversation with the struggling readers in this study was also a powerful medium for facilitating students’ literacy skills development, particularly in the areas of reading fluency and ...


Multiple–True–False Questions Reveal The Limits Of The Multiple–Choice Format For Detecting Students With Incomplete Understandings, Brian Couch, Joanna K. Hubbard, Chad Brassil Jun 2018

Multiple–True–False Questions Reveal The Limits Of The Multiple–Choice Format For Detecting Students With Incomplete Understandings, Brian Couch, Joanna K. Hubbard, Chad Brassil

Faculty Publications in the Biological Sciences

By having students select one answer among several plausible options, multiple–choice (MC) questions capture a student’s preferred answer but provide little information regarding a student’s thinking on the remaining options. We conducted a crossover design experiment in which similar groups of introductory biology students were assigned verbatim questions in the MC format or multiple–true–false (MTF) format, which requires students to separately evaluate each option as either true or false. Our data reveal that nearly half of the students who select the correct MC answer likely hold incorrect understandings of the other options and that the ...


See It & Believe It: Assessing Professional Behaviors And Clinical Reasoning With Video Assignments, Grace Johnson, Megan Frazee May 2018

See It & Believe It: Assessing Professional Behaviors And Clinical Reasoning With Video Assignments, Grace Johnson, Megan Frazee

Innovation in Pedagogy and Technology Symposium

See It & Believe It (Assessing Professional Behaviors & Clinical Reasoning with Video Assignments)

Olive Branch

Grace Johnson (UNMC), Megan Frazee (UNMC)

Professional behaviors and clinical reasoning skills are developed through repetition, modeling and multiple exposures. We developed video assignments in physical therapy education that allow students to integrate didactic knowledge into clinical cases. These assignments require students to demonstrate appropriate professional behaviors, psychomotor skills and clinical reasoning required for physical therapy patient management. For all video assignments, students are required to upload their videos into Canvas, view the work of their peers and provide constructive feedback. These video assignments allow faculty ...


Supporting English Language Learners Inside The Mathematics Classroom: One Teacher’S Unique Perspective Working With Students During Their First Years In America, Amy Marie Fendrick May 2018

Supporting English Language Learners Inside The Mathematics Classroom: One Teacher’S Unique Perspective Working With Students During Their First Years In America, Amy Marie Fendrick

Research and Evaluation in Literacy and Technology

Reflecting upon my personal experiences teaching mathematics to English Language Learners (ELL) in a public high school in Lincoln, Nebraska, this essay largely focuses on the time I spent as the only Accelerated Math teacher in my school building. From 2012 – 2017, I taught three different subjects at this high school: Advanced Algebra, Algebra, and Accelerated Math. This essay highlights why I chose to become a math and ELL teacher, as well as the challenges, issues, struggles, and successes I experienced during my time teaching. I focus on the challenges I faced teaching students who did not share my native ...