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The Open Hub: How Libraries Facilitate Oer, Jeremy Smith Oct 2016

The Open Hub: How Libraries Facilitate Oer, Jeremy Smith

Jeremy Smith

An examination of the role of libraries in the support of Open Educational Resources at the University of Massachusetts Amherst


Creative Ways To Enhance Student Writing, Madeline Craig Oct 2016

Creative Ways To Enhance Student Writing, Madeline Craig

Faculty Works: Education

No abstract provided.


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

SIDLIT Conference

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

SIDLIT Conference

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

SIDLIT Conference

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

SIDLIT Conference

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.


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

SIDLIT Conference

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

SIDLIT Conference

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

SIDLIT Conference

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

SIDLIT Conference

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.


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

Docu-Minutes: 60 Second Documentaries, Muriel Green

SIDLIT Conference

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.


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

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

SIDLIT Conference

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

SIDLIT Conference

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

SIDLIT Conference

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.


Infographics On The Brain: Using Visuals To Enhance The Classroom Experience, Rachel S. Evans Jun 2016

Infographics On The Brain: Using Visuals To Enhance The Classroom Experience, Rachel S. Evans

Presentations

Explores why today's students are drawn to visuals and retain information better from combinations of graphics and text, give examples of legal infographics, and present tips and free web tools for creating your own infographics to use in the classroom.


Integrating 3d Printing Across The Liberal Arts Curriculum, Adam Konczewski, Jonathan Carlson, Aaron Utke Jun 2016

Integrating 3d Printing Across The Liberal Arts Curriculum, Adam Konczewski, Jonathan Carlson, Aaron Utke

Oberlin Digital Scholarship Conference

3D modeling technology is a great way to approach a broad range of educational pedagogies. Participants learned how to integrate 3D technology into your classroom. This presentation focused on the pedagogical applications of 3D printing and design in the classroom that we have implemented with chemistry, art and environmental studies faculty and students. During this intensive workshop participants learned how 3D printing and design can be used as a tool for creative problem solving.

PLEASE NOTE: Participants installed the following software before attending the workshop: Sketchup (free trial version) from http://www.sketchup.com/ iPad app for Makerbot PrintShop https ...


One Tutorial, Two Universities: How Technology Can Be Adapted To Meet The Needs Of Multiple Libraries, Eric A. Kowalik, Valerie Beech, Betsy A. Williams, Rita Kohrman May 2016

One Tutorial, Two Universities: How Technology Can Be Adapted To Meet The Needs Of Multiple Libraries, Eric A. Kowalik, Valerie Beech, Betsy A. Williams, Rita Kohrman

Eric A. Kowalik

How many times have you participated in this scenario?

     Student: I can’t find this article in the databases (she shows you a citation).
     You: Oh, this citation is for a book. Let’s check the catalog.

Helping students understand citations seems to be an on-going activity, but learning about citations can be boring and requires attention to detail. In order to address this problem, we created a fun tutorial using drag-and-drop technology that can be used in an online environment or in the classroom. The tutorial helps students identify the elements of a citation, place them in the correct ...


Leveraging Articulate Storyline And An Lms To Go Beyond The One Shot Il Session, Eric A. Kowalik, Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes, Valerie Beech Apr 2016

Leveraging Articulate Storyline And An Lms To Go Beyond The One Shot Il Session, Eric A. Kowalik, Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes, Valerie Beech

Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes

Covering necessary information literacy topics in a one shot session can be difficult. To address this challenge, the Marquette Raynor Memorial Libraries moved to a new instruction model for the First Year English program. The new model involved embedded librarianship and interactive Articulate Storyline tutorials pre-loaded into the Learning Management System (LMS). These new initiatives provided flexibility in teaching information literacy concepts and fostered stronger relationships between librarians and their instructors. Learn about the development, implementation and evaluation of this new program. (Transcripts of the presentation can be found in the Notes field of the PowerPoint slides).

The tutorials used ...


Leveraging Articulate Storyline And An Lms To Go Beyond The One Shot Il Session, Eric A. Kowalik, Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes, Valerie Beech Apr 2016

Leveraging Articulate Storyline And An Lms To Go Beyond The One Shot Il Session, Eric A. Kowalik, Elizabeth Andrejasich Gibes, Valerie Beech

Eric A. Kowalik

Covering necessary information literacy topics in a one shot session can be difficult. To address this challenge, the Marquette Raynor Memorial Libraries moved to a new instruction model for the First Year English program. The new model involved embedded librarianship and interactive Articulate Storyline tutorials pre-loaded into the Learning Management System (LMS). These new initiatives provided flexibility in teaching information literacy concepts and fostered stronger relationships between librarians and their instructors. Learn about the development, implementation and evaluation of this new program. (Transcripts of the presentation can be found in the Notes field of the PowerPoint slides).

The tutorials used ...


Aligning Graduate Student Training And Work: Emory’S Digital Scholarship Internship Program, Alan G. Pike Apr 2016

Aligning Graduate Student Training And Work: Emory’S Digital Scholarship Internship Program, Alan G. Pike

Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students

While graduate student employment in libraries is nothing new, not every student job in the library is created equally. What would it mean for us to structure graduate student employment with an eye toward professional goals of students while also integrating them into day to day operations? This presentation will discuss how the Digital Scholarship Internship Program, a pilot program for graduate students in the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship, part of the Libraries and Information Technology Division of the Robert W. Woodruff Library, might serve as a model for training and professional development for graduate students working with librarians ...