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Lights, Camera, Introduction Videos! Producing High-Quality Introductory Videos, Shelby Huddleston Aug 2019

Lights, Camera, Introduction Videos! Producing High-Quality Introductory Videos, Shelby Huddleston

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This presentation is about how to create effective videos for teaching and learning in a higher education environment.


Enhance Student Learning With Simulations, April Robbs, Jason Williams, Suzan Rhoades Jul 2019

Enhance Student Learning With Simulations, April Robbs, Jason Williams, Suzan Rhoades

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Have you considered using a learning simulation in your course? Three instructional designers introduce attendees to simulations used in Ottawa University programs and share processes for evaluating and selecting simulations, implementing them, and assessing the learning experience. We share examples for enhancing courses in biology, human resources, and nursing.


Get An Accessibility Rope! Build A Consistent & Accessible Syllabus For Blackboard Courses Usingsalsa & You Won't Even Need A Rope, Eddie Andreo, Shelby Huddleston Jul 2019

Get An Accessibility Rope! Build A Consistent & Accessible Syllabus For Blackboard Courses Usingsalsa & You Won't Even Need A Rope, Eddie Andreo, Shelby Huddleston

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This presentation is about versioning syllabi to be consistent and accessible on the Blackboard LMS using SALSA.


Raise Your Cards - A Look At Plickers In An Adult Learning Environment, Megan Taylor Aug 2016

Raise Your Cards - A Look At Plickers In An Adult Learning Environment, Megan Taylor

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At SIDLIT 2015, the session on the free Plickers polling system dazzled many of us. Members of the National Weather Service Training Center immediately began integrating this tool into their classes. In this session, we will review our successful integration of Plickers. We will also examine the results of using this technique with adult learners with a predominately introverted, scientific mindset. This session will also include information about what has and has not worked. Are you unfamiliar with Plickers? No worries, we will do a quick overview of this tool at the beginning of the presentation.


Which Lms Is The Best? Pros And Cons Of Blackboard, D2l, And Canvas., Mark Maxwell Aug 2016

Which Lms Is The Best? Pros And Cons Of Blackboard, D2l, And Canvas., Mark Maxwell

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Is your organization looking at switching learning management systems? Or maybe you have the option to pick which system you would like to use in your course? Without actually using each LMS, it is practically impossible to know which one is the best one for you. This presentation will point out the advantages, and most importantly, the pitfalls in each system.


From Tele- To Online Courses: Transforming Hist 132, Torie Wynn Aug 2016

From Tele- To Online Courses: Transforming Hist 132, Torie Wynn

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Wichita State University’s History Department and Instructional Technology and Design (IDT) office teamed up to eliminate the HIST 132 telecourse and replace it with an online course. This presentation will discuss stages of the transformation, including: Inception and Barriers, Design & Development (using theories from Green Light Design and the LEARN Model and adopting an OpenStax OER textbook), Delivery, and Challenges and Changes. IDT will provide a brief tour of the course shell and suggest ways in which a model like this may work at your university.


Design Daredevils: Sharing Design Solutions To Overcome Online Learning Obstacles, Kellen Doden, Kim Glover, Ann Lindbloom, E-Lu Chen Aug 2016

Design Daredevils: Sharing Design Solutions To Overcome Online Learning Obstacles, Kellen Doden, Kim Glover, Ann Lindbloom, E-Lu Chen

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The possibilities available to an instructional designer or online instructor are nearly infinite. For this reason, even the most experienced designers may be unaware of different tools and techniques available to them. In this roundtable session, participants will discuss current issues facing online education, such as active learning and diversifying materials, and share ideas of what is being done at your school and how to leverage techniques and tools to solve common problems. Other topics that participants are interested in discussing will be welcomed if time permits.


Waiter! There’S A Librarian In My Course!, Mark Sumey, Terri Summey Aug 2016

Waiter! There’S A Librarian In My Course!, Mark Sumey, Terri Summey

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Are your students having difficulty with research topics? How about proper source citations in their research papers? Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own, personal librarian to help with these issues? Emporia State University’s William Allen White Library staff has partnered with Information Technology/Learning Technologies to create the Embedded Librarian program. A specific role was developed for the LMS to allow the embedded librarian to create content, create and manage discussion topics and to communicate directly with the students in the course. The embedded librarian is a click away to answer research questions, provide copyright/source ...


Integrating Technology & Tools: Winning Over The Tech Resisters And Tech Timid, Megan Taylor Aug 2016

Integrating Technology & Tools: Winning Over The Tech Resisters And Tech Timid, Megan Taylor

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Have you ever found a cool way to use technology or web tools in your class, but hit a wall of resistance from your peers, designers, or administrators? In this session, we will look at an example of dealing with tech resisters, and discuss what worked and what did not. Additionally, we will examine how global leadership and management experts create buy-in and discuss how to adapt these techniques on a local level. Join us, if you are afraid to integrate new technology into your classroom. The session will conclude with an open forum where the tech timid can ask ...


#Dearnextpresident: Passionate Student Engagement, Terri Summey Aug 2016

#Dearnextpresident: Passionate Student Engagement, Terri Summey

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Engaging students in the educational process is something that educators struggle to achieve. To increase student engagement in a course long research project, this faculty member decided to build on causes that students are passionate about. Using a hashtag / video campaign sponsored by Fusion.net, #DearNextPresident, students identified and researched causes that they want the next President to focus on. At the end of the semester, students’ findings were presented in a variety of formats, including a video asking the next President to support their cause and presenting facts about the issue. Because the research focused on a topic that ...


Minimizing Student Frustration While Maximizing Faculty Satisfaction Using Simple Course Design, David Martin, Norbert Belz, Nellie Modaress Aug 2016

Minimizing Student Frustration While Maximizing Faculty Satisfaction Using Simple Course Design, David Martin, Norbert Belz, Nellie Modaress

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AyidStudents are demanding the use of online options to receive information about courses, complete assignments, and participate in class discussions. This form of education requires different knowledge, skills, and attitudes from course instructors. The growth of these programs has inspired change in how these types of courses and programs are designed and delivered to meet quality standards. This presentation will identify ways to both meet quality standards and provide improved student experiences through the use of standardized course design features in learning management systems.


Save The Day With Voicethread!, April Robbs Aug 2016

Save The Day With Voicethread!, April Robbs

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VoiceThread comes to the rescue to promote speaking, listening and learning in asynchronous settings and is an especially powerful tool in the Human Services and Communication online classes at Ottawa University. Its web-based platform can be used as a stand-alone tool, or can integrate many of the major LMS systems. Participants can interact with multimedia presentations by recording audio (microphone or from a phone line) comments, video (webcam) comments, and by uploading an audio file from their device. This session will explore how Ottawa University uses class debates, student presentations, persuasive appeals, and class discussions to engage students.


Going From Quality Learning Objectives To Quality Assessments, Kendra Barker Aug 2016

Going From Quality Learning Objectives To Quality Assessments, Kendra Barker

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Great course design requires strong learning objectives that power quality formative assessments. In this session, participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to use Bloom’s Taxonomy to write learning objectives that create formative and measurable outcomes, when working with a qualified Subject Matter Expert. Participants will learn the “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing assessments, types of assessment questions to use, and how to format those questions to meet the course’s learning objectives.


Docu-Minutes: 60 Second Documentaries, Muriel Green Aug 2016

Docu-Minutes: 60 Second Documentaries, Muriel Green

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Anyone can make a 60 second documentary. In this presentation I will describe my experience at the Lawrence Public Library’s Sound + Vision filmmaking studio instructing patrons in the Documinutes method. The presentation will cover high-level theory, implementation, and how to scale filmmaking instruction for institutions of various sizes.


Incorporating Active Learning When You Feel More Like Ant Man Than The Hulk, Ann Lindbloom Aug 2016

Incorporating Active Learning When You Feel More Like Ant Man Than The Hulk, Ann Lindbloom

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Active Learning is a key component when attempting to increase online retention. The overwhelming number of techniques can make instructors wish for super powers to determine which to implement in their courses. Initial research suggests reflection, individualized learning, and social media as important places to start. This session will provide 30 techniques that can be implemented online or onsite, offer some real-life implementations and success, and encourage audience participation for additional discussion. The focus will not be on new technologies, but rather how to incorporate these methods using basic tools found in most LMSs.


Activities, Assignments, And Design Tools To Promote Self-Regulated Learning In Online Classes, Deborah Taylor Aug 2016

Activities, Assignments, And Design Tools To Promote Self-Regulated Learning In Online Classes, Deborah Taylor

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Studies have shown that the most successful online students are motivated and self-regulated. What if we could use activities, assignments and design to help all of our students become self-regulated learners? In this session I will share some research based instructional strategies, as well as some suggestions for activities and assignments that can be used across the curriculum to promote behaviors that will strengthen their self-regulation skills in online classes. Several design tools will be shared that have been proven to promote student success in online classes. This information can be used by faculty teaching online classes and instructional designers ...


Cutting Time, Not Corners: Rapid Prototyping In Instructional Design, Joelle Pitts Aug 2016

Cutting Time, Not Corners: Rapid Prototyping In Instructional Design, Joelle Pitts

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Trends in digital teaching and learning combined with the learning preferences of college students result in an ever-increasing need for digital learning objects and experiences. Time, budget, and environmental restraints compound instructional design challenges, resulting in too many projects spread over too few staff members. Rapid Prototyping (RP) is an iterative design process originating from the software engineering sector. Adapted to instructional design, RP allows academics to facilitate the design, development, and assessment of multiple learning objects to maximize resources, while catching problems early in the development stage. Discussion will center on how RP can overcome common instructional design problems ...


High Tech Plus High Touch, Robert Carlson Aug 2016

High Tech Plus High Touch, Robert Carlson

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Presentation and demonstration on the integration of current technologies with tested teaching strategies, and hands on student work. In this ‘whole enchilada’ approach, this veteran instructor demonstrates the careful balance between technology and more traditional classroom techniques.


Video To Enhance Face-To-Face Or Presence And Interaction, Brent Anders Aug 2016

Video To Enhance Face-To-Face Or Presence And Interaction, Brent Anders

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This presentation will be geared to both face-to-face and online instructors. It will show the many ways video can serve as a superhero by being created and used to help with instruction of the course content as well as to help establish and increase instructor presence. Additionally different ways of using video will be shown to help with student-student, student-instructor, and student-content interaction. An exemplar course will be shown with embedded video showcasing the different uses and techniques of video use.


Quantum Teaming: How To Create A Virtual Internship To Provide Online Students With Real-World Experience, Desiree Depriest Aug 2016

Quantum Teaming: How To Create A Virtual Internship To Provide Online Students With Real-World Experience, Desiree Depriest

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KapConsulting is a one-of-a-kind online internship at Kaplan University consisting of Kaplan Radio, Kaplan Financial, and KapTechnology. Students from diverse backgrounds come together to run a virtual real-world agile company. KapConsulting explores the applicability of quantum concepts, entanglement, superposition and uncertainty, in creating an environment where synergy can occur naturally among virtual interns. Superposition is a measurable phenomenon that occurs when each individual team member contributes their skills and many “Clark Kents” become “The Justice League.” This presentation discusses creating a collaborative environment where quantum teaming occurs and how KapTechnology implements strategies to achieve win-win synergistic outcomes.