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The Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology is both an annual event and a year-round online discussion of ways that faculty are using technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research.


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Saturday, March 22
 

7:30am

Registration and Breakfast
After registering, enjoy a full breakfast buffet that will start your Symposium day on a delicious note! 

Saturday March 22, 2014 7:30am - 8:30am
Registration Desk

8:30am

Opening Remarks
Saturday March 22, 2014 8:30am - 8:45am
President's Hall

8:45am

Keynote - Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink is the author of five provocative books about the changing world of work, including the long-running New York Times best seller A Whole New Mind, and the #1 New York Times best seller Drive. His books have been translated into 33 languages.

His latest book To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others offers a fresh look at the art and science of selling. As he does in A Whole New Mind and Drive, Pink draws on a rich trove of social science for his counterintuitive insights. Along the way, Pink describes the six successors to the elevator pitch, the three rules for understanding another’s perspective, the five frames that can make your message clearer and more persuasive, and much more. More details on his work can be found at http://symposium.tlt.psu.edu/keynotes/.


Saturday March 22, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am
President's Hall

9:45am

COIL Links: Center for Online Innovation in Learning Research Initiation Grant e-Poster Sessions
The Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) engages the University’s extensive research enterprise to improve online learning at and beyond Penn State. The purpose of the Center for Online Innovation in Learning’s Research Initiation Grant (RIG) Program is to provide “seed funding” during the development and “proof of concept” stages of research projects that have the potential to enhance teaching and learning through online innovation. Throughout the day, recipients of COIL RIGs will offer e-poster sessions to discuss and demonstrate RIG findings. This is a great way to find out first-hand the incredible innovations RIGs have seeded at Penn State, and perhaps inspire you to apply for your own RIG.  

Heng Patrick Luo, Teaching Science Labs Online: Development and Validation of an Instructional Model Enabled by Google Glass

Ann Clements, Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) MOOC: Content, Curriculum, and Collaborative Connectedness

Chris Gamrat, The Penn State “Lifelong Learning Landscape (L3)”

Brian Smith, Improving Student Learning and Retention with an Adaptive eLearning Platform 

Saturday March 22, 2014 9:45am - 11:15am
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9:45am

Services/Demos Area
Come find out more about educational technology services at Penn State at the TLT Symposium Service Areas on both the 1st and 2nd floor break areas (where all the refreshments are located). You can talk to experts, try out something new and cool, and perhaps be inspired to take advantage of these services. Services represented include 3D printing, One Button Studio, L3 digital badging system, Google Glass, ITS Training Services, Schreyer Institute, ScholarSphere, Sites at Penn State, and Paperless Grading Tools.

Saturday March 22, 2014 9:45am - 3:00pm
1st and 2nd floor break area 1st and 2nd floor break area

10:00am

Two COIL Project Updates: Sketch-Based Geospatial Learning Objects and a Case-Based Learning Environment
This session provides updates from two Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) projects over the past year. The first involves evaluating solutions for creating online sketch-based learning objects using tablets that best meet the requirements of geography educators. The second follows the development of a case-based solution designed to support higher-order thinking.


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 108 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Sustainable Models for the Use of Technology in Instruction
How can we make technology integration decisions in a sustainable way? This session examines key questions faced by the Higher Education Program at Penn State, as they strategically determine what technologies to integrate into their program, and how to sustain these efforts.


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 109 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Flipping the Foreign Language Classroom
In this hands-on/active learning session, the presenter will discuss and demonstrate how to successfully flip the foreign language classroom (or any classroom). Students complete the “drill-and-kill” work outside of the classroom, optimizing the time in class to practice (and put into play) the language and culture in contextualized, real-life situations.

Speakers
DG

Deborah Gill

Assoc. Professor of Spanish, Penn State DuBois


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 208 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Copyright and Creative Commons: Finding, Using, and Citing Free Media for the Classroom
This session gives an easy-to-understand view of the issues surrounding copyright and intellectual property, and describes several options for using works while at the same time staying within legal guidelines. It will cover open attribution, Creative Commons (CC) licensing, GNU licensing, and fair use, as well as open content.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 

Speakers

Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 205 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Exploring a Connection and Personalized Learning Experience within a MOOC
Penn State’s Introduction to Art: Concepts and Techniques MOOC demonstrates an interesting pattern in teaching and learning where the students want to connect with the instructor by finding commonality, as well as selecting what they learn and how they learn it, making the learning process a personalized experience.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 

Speakers

Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 116 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Is Print Dead?: A Consumer and Academic Overview
Barnes & Noble will provide an overview on the status of the transition from print to digital in both the consumer and education markets. In addition, they will discuss their next generation educational products.

Speakers
SF

Steve Falke

Regional Director, Penn State Bookstores
TF

Tom Fankhauser

Assistant Manager, Books, Penn State Bookstores
JR

Jade Roth

Barnes and Noble | Vice President of Books, Digital Strategy | Chief Product Officer, Digital Education


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 203

10:00am

Lessons Learning: Engaging Students with a Projector-Less Presentation and Subsequent Data from the Student Experience
NearPod is an interactive presentation tool that allows for interaction with students and content with nothing but an Internet connection. This session examines the implementation of NearPod using iPads in a classroom and discusses student perceptions of these technologies via data gathered at the beginning and end of the semester.

Speakers

Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 107 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Reinvigorating Libraries with Knowledge Commons
When opened in January 2012, Penn State’s Knowledge Commons at University Park offered students an inviting and welcoming space in the Library, accessible twenty-four hours a day, with a variety of services promoting academic success. Library staff work alongside information technology consultants, technology tutors, and multimedia specialists. A traditional circulation desk exists together with the IT Service Desk. This merger of services has proven popular with both students and faculty. This session presents data collected on the use of these services at Penn State. It reviews how, and when, students use the space and explores how learning spaces like the Commons can be replicated on other campuses.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Fennewald

Joseph Fennewald

Head Knowledge Commons, Penn State
Three years in current position and loving the challenges of overseeing it.


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 106 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Sharing a Repository of Tools to Promote Excellence in Online Teaching and Learning
Learn about a team assembled from throughout the University, and their projects that have the potential to promote excellence in online teaching and learning, to increase faculty interest in online teaching activities, and to pursue collaborative endeavors to build a strong foundation for faculty engagement in online teaching.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 115 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Using Citizen Science to Engage and Motivate Students in a Gen Ed Classroom
Motivation research has shown that students engage more in material and activities that they see as relevant. In general education classes, this can be particularly challenging when students are taking classes far removed from their major.

Citizen science projects, such as those on zooniverse.org, allow students to contribute to real research projects that will lead to published papers, but require no technical training.

In this session, we will demonstrate two citizen science projects that we have used in introductory astronomy general education classes for the last three years. We will describe how this was developed as a combination individual and group project, to simultaneously give our students autonomy to make their own personal contribution to the project, but also build in some accountability of needing to contribute to a group effort. We will discuss how some nuances of our implementation of the project assignment have evolved in response to student feedback each semester. Students routinely express surprise at how much they valued and enjoyed the project, and appreciated that it was “real.”

This topic embodies the 2014 Symposium theme because citizen science highlights the importance of student actions and their investment in the intellectual community of humanity—it makes their coursework contribute to real research, rather than having it feel like busywork with no greater purpose.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 202 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Using GradeMark: Perspectives from Professors and Students
GradeMark is a service offered through Turnitin that allows for online feedback. In this session, the speakers will demonstrate features of GradeMark. In addition, the speakers will provide tips about using GradeMark to increase efficiency and consistency in feedback. Finally, data will be presented about students’ perspectives regarding this technology.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 

Speakers
JZ

Jennifer Zosh

Assistant Professor of HDFS, Penn State University, Brandywine


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 204 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Hybrid Course Design
Employing an effective hybrid course design can help meet the needs of diverse learners and improve the learning experience. In this session, we'll look at three examples of hybrid course design targeted towards diverse audiences and discuss the affordances and challenges of the hybrid design and delivery.

Speakers
LB

Lisa Bertin

Senior Instructor in IST, Shenango
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I-Pang Fu

Instructional Designer, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University
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David Passmore

Distinguished Professor, Penn State University
Fun things, balloons, puppies, and lunch.


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 105 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Q&A with Daniel Pink
If you did not get an opportunity to ask Daniel Pink a question during the Q&A portion of his morning keynote, this session will give you an opportunity for discussion with Pink based on his keynote presentation.

Speakers

Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 206 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am

Making (and Breaking) the Maps and Energy MOOCs at Penn State
This session will kick off with the audience brainstorming best practices for designing and teaching to an online audience of over 40,000 people. The presenters will then discuss the design and implementation of two of Penn State’s first MOOC offerings. The presenters will follow with their experiences preparing for and teaching to the largest audience they have ever had. Open discussion will follow.


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Room 207 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am

Using Online Learning Technology to Improve Social Skills for Individuals with Autism
Individuals with autism have difficulties interacting in the social world. Unfortunately, interventions designed to improve social skills have had limited success. A new online technology that is gaining empirical support for enhancing learning in many domains involves the use of video game mechanics to create “serious games.” This technology may be especially useful for helping individuals with autism learn about and develop social skills because they can learn to practice new skills in engaging online contexts, without requiring face-to-face interactions with highly trained clinical personnel (e.g., the current model, which is expensive and not accessible to many individuals with autism).


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 108 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am

Tradition and Innovation Walk Into a Bar
MOOCS, digital badges, prior learning assessment, and competency-based learning can peacefully coexist—in higher education—at Penn State. The presenters will begin by zipping through Penn State’s experience with each, and proposing a model for applying them thoughtfully and purposefully. The last half of the session is reserved for lively discussion.

Speakers
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Chris Gamrat

Instructional Designer
KP

Kyle Peck

PROF OF ED (LDT)


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 109 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am

The Students Flip the Classroom in First-Semester Biochemistry
We implemented a first semester, content-heavy majors course in biochemistry, microbiology, and biotechnology, designed around student-chosen topics. Student teams record presentations in the One-Button Studio for viewing in advance, and then exploit meeting time to direct discussions of questions of molecular mechanism and human consequences.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more.


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 208 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am

Accessibility Technology and Educational Issues: Evaluating the Merits of Multimedia in Online Pedagogy—Barriers and Benefits
Much like the business model of product manufacturing, the entire supply chain process of how raw educational materials are transformed and delivered to final consumers must be reevaluated for current accessibility concerns. The entire accessibility system needs to be viewed as a holistic endeavor. Online courses using multimedia resources compel, enrich, and complement the overall learning experience, but reliably accessing most of those materials has proven difficult. The Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disability Act are clear: digital content must be receivable to all human senses dependent on students’ needs, regardless of where this content resides. Aimed at instructors, designers, developers, and administrators, this session will demonstrate an example of sense deprivation and how other sense obstacles become apparent in the fulfilling of ADA and Rehabilitation Act requirements. The presenters will discuss three significant issues commonly associated with audio/video content delivery:

1) Adequate delivery formats
2) Synchronized closed captioning for video
3) Audio-to-text transcription

A review and further development of software, technology limitations, online course management systems, mobile devices and smart technology will be discussed.


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 206 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am

ID-2-ID Program
Are you an Instructional Designer? Have you heard about the ID-2-ID program? This session will highlight the pilot year of the ID-2-ID program. This program provides a structure for IDs to share their expertise with one another and allows them to focus on improving areas where they are less knowledgeable.


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 116 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am

Into Action: The Integration of Actionable Data for Earl(ier) Student Intervention, Results Improvements, and Overall Performance Metrics

Using actionable data and analytics can revolutionize the decision making process of both faculty and students and inform the learning process.  When integrated into the learning framework, analytics can transform the ability to deliver on the promise of closing the achievement gap and improving results.  Please join us for a considerate discussion to share best practices and learn about the new tools available to educators to make this transformation possible.

Across multiple software solutions and LMS integrations, McGraw-Hill will showcase a few examples of using data analytics that are integrated into learning software technologies at the course, program and institutional level for student retention, improved results, and overall institutional performance enhancement.

 


Speakers
JB

Julie Broich

McGraw Hill
MB

Matthew Busbridge

Executive Director, Digital Product Marketing | McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ME

Matt Early

McGraw Hill
DF

Drew Friedman

Director of Enterprise Solutions - NE, McGraw-Hill Higher Education


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 203

11:00am

Millennials, Get Ready to Meet the App Generation! Composing Preservice Teacher Education in Our Digital World
In our university classrooms, preservice teachers and their professors are challenged to effectively prepare to teach the “app generation,” whose lives are integrated in the digital world. Three professors and their students come together to demonstrate how technology is being creatively leveraged to facilitate and equip them to meet this challenge.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 

Speakers
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Martha J Strickland

Associate Professor of Education, Penn State Harrisburg
I have extensive international experience. My research focuses on enhancing communication between teachers and immigrant families. I have leveraged child photography and iPod iMovies to accomplish this.


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 106 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am

Publishing in a Digital Age: Embracing Openness, Collaboration, and Interaction
Emerging digital technologies can play an important role in enabling scholars to put their training to use in publicly beneficial ways. Two digital publishing projects that create opportunities for students and collaborators from outside the academy to engage with scholarship relevant to matters of wider public concern.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more.


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 205 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am

The Adaptive Map: A Concept Map Based Digital Textbook
This session is focused on the Adaptive Map project, an ongoing effort to create a digital textbook that organizes information in a way to better promote student learning. The session will discuss specifics pertaining to the Adaptive Map project before opening up to a broader discussion of digital textbooks.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 

Speakers

Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 202 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am

The Development of Mobile Applications for Use in Biology Courses—A Multidisciplinary Approach
Mobile apps for use in biology courses will be described in this presentation. The apps were developed by IST students, and these students were involved in the entire process, from requirements gathering through development to testing the effectiveness of the apps in student learning.


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 107 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am

Using Adaptive Learning Technology and Reflective Exercises to Improve First-Year Success in a Paired Developmental College Reading/Environmental Science Course
Deficits in reading skills and negative or naïve dispositions towards learning can seriously impact students’ success in the first year of college. Adaptive learning technology and the Effective Lifelong Learning Inventory (ELLI) were used with students in a paired developmental reading/environmental science course to improve first year student success rates.

Speakers
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Suzanne Shaffer

Intructional Design, Penn State York
Teaching ESL and college reading, SoTL, lifelong learning, mindfulness, my garden, cooking, travel, and Korean movies


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 204 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am

Beyond Hybrid to FlexLearning: Enabling Students to Chart Their Own Course
A new model of course delivery, FlexLearning, is piloting at Penn State Lehigh Valley. What are the benefits, challenges, and lessons learned? How did training prepare the faculty? The FlexLearning team will share reflections of students and faculty in the program, and offer insights learned about this new model of course delivery.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 

Speakers
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Eileen Grodziak

Instructional Design Specialist, Penn State Lehigh Valley


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 105 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am

Science and Creativity for the Masses: Experiences from Two MOOCs at Penn State
Two of the MOOCs delivered by Penn State in 2014 were Creativity, Innovation, and Change; and Epidemics. Teams from these MOOCs share their experiences in designing, developing, and delivering their MOOC. They will each describe the highly collaborative effort it took to create their courses with teams that included faculty, instructional designers, multimedia specialists, developers, engineers, and student assistants. They will also share their lessons learned as well as future plans for continued delivery of their MOOCs.


Saturday March 22, 2014 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 207 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:15am

COIL Links: Center for Online Innovations in Learning Research Initiation Grant e-Poster Sessions
The Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) engages the University’s extensive research enterprise to improve online learning at and beyond Penn State. The purpose of the Center for Online Innovation in Learning’s Research Initiation Grant (RIG) Program is to provide “seed funding” during the development and “proof of concept” stages of research projects that have the potential to enhance teaching and learning through online innovation. Throughout the day, recipients of COIL RIGs will offer e-poster sessions to discuss and demonstrate RIG findings. This is a great way to find out first-hand the incredible innovations RIGs have seeded at Penn State, and perhaps inspire you to apply for your own RIG.  

Heather Toomey Zimmerman, Tree Investigators: Using Augmented Reality and Mobile Computers Outdoors

Yu Wu, Supporting Dialectical Learning with Piazza

Jiaqi Wang, Durland Shumway and Glenn Johnson, Developing an Open-Source Case Based Environment to Support Higher Order Learning

Saturday March 22, 2014 11:15am - 1:30pm
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12:00pm

Lunch
Enjoy a full complementary lunch buffet courtesy of the Penn Stater. 

Saturday March 22, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
President's Hall

1:15pm

Making the Most of COIL RIGs!
This session will highlight the current COIL research projects and share the successful strategies and techniques necessary to secure a COIL RIG grant. COIL RIGs are available to interested faculty, staff and students. How to maximize proposal acceptance and successful implementation of COIL RIGs will be shared.

Speakers
KP

Kyle Peck

PROF OF ED (LDT)
LR

Larry Ragan

Director, The Center for Online Innovation in Learning
I am a researcher and practitioner of educational technology, innovation and creativity. I am a lifelong educator and educatee!


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 108 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm

Flipping the Classroom: Is It Worth the Hype?
The flipped classroom is a blended learning approach to a constructivist classroom. Educators from all over the world are proclaiming its benefits. But, what do the students think? Does flipping change student learning? What are the most important aspects to consider when flipping a course? Join three flipped classroom instructors and two students as they present their perspectives on teaching and learning in a variety of courses. Together the presenters will construct a picture of how students and teachers perceive learning and teaching in a flipped classroom as well as how flipping a class affects students learning outcomes.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 

Speakers
SS

Susan Stewart

Assistant Professor and Research Associate, Aerospace Engineering, University Park
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Stephanie Velegol

Instructor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State University
I am passionate about showing students that they can change the world through Environmental Engineering. By flipping my classes, I am able to engage the students in active learning and real world discussions and field trips. In addition I engage with some students on the use of Moringa oleifera seeds to produce clean water in the developing world.


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 208 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm

Biology without Borders
Barriers to learning biology are being addressed with high-tech and low-tech pedagogy at Penn State Lehigh Valley. iPad Minis with ProScope Micro Mobile microscopes, Doceri projection and lecture recording, e-textbooks, and low-tech methodologies were introduced to address learner characteristics. Discover “how and why” these various technologies were added to the instructor’s teaching toolbox.

Speakers
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Eileen Grodziak

Instructional Design Specialist, Penn State Lehigh Valley
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Karen Kackley

Instructor in Biology, Penn State Lehigh Valley
I love biology, teaching and learning! I enjoy promoting the study of biodiversity and the use of technology to create learner-centered classrooms.


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 204 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm

Classroom Experiences with Digital Media
Digital Media is extending the classroom and opening rich learning opportunities for students. This session will highlight three applications. These include Empowering Future Teachers: Integrating Technology into Classroom Practice; Student Produced Digital Videos: Engaging the Community; and Using Mobile Apps in Preparation for Internship Class.

Watch the first elevator pitch.
Watch the second elevator pitch. 

Speakers
RH

Richard Harnish

Associate Professor, Penn State, New Kesington Campus
CM

Chrystine Mitchell

Assistant professor, Pennsylvania State University Berks Campus
RY

Robin Yaure

Senior Instructor, HDFS, Penn State University


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 109 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm

Dashboards to Manage Student Project Work: Innovation in Statistical Consulting
Projects allow students to uniquely apply what they have learned within real-world contexts, but instructors may be reluctant to include projects due to the associated administrative workload despite positive pedagogical reasons. Presenters share how simple, innovative dashboard technologies for progress monitoring and communications have reversed this trend.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 

Speakers

Saturday March 22, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 106 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm

Humanities in a Digital Age: Digital Scholarship in the Liberal Arts
Join our informal discussion on the growing digital humanities community in the College of the Liberal Arts. We'll discuss faculty research projects, and the methods and digital technologies that are being employed in humanities scholarship.

Speakers

Saturday March 22, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 116 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm

Online Social Communities as Research Communities
Social networks allow students and faculty to share ideas outside of class, but they can also encourage the sharing of research and commentary in a community of scholars. The website Scoop.it engenders this community by transforming bibliographies and literature reviews into discourse and scholars into editors of online academic aggregation.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 

Speakers
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Joseph Bueter

Lecturer


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 107 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm

The Forgotten Technology: Understanding Our Learning Spaces
Learning spaces are the forgotten technology at our university. Are we accomplishing the goals we set for our learning spaces? The Krause Innovation Studio is experimenting with iPads for data collection to understand how our students are using our space. Come brainstorm with us about data and your learning space.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more.

Speakers
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Scott McDonald

Associate Professor, Penn State
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Mike Rook

Postdoctoral Scholar, Krause Innovation Studio
Postdoctoral Scholar at the Krause Innovation Studio (201 Chambers Building)


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 206 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm

Time and Patients…and Persistence: Creating an Engaging Online Simulation for MHA Students
We will share our experience with using a virtual walk-in clinic simulation, called Time & Patient$, along with Yammer discussions to engage and motivate the first cohort of our online MHA program. Results of our survey, student comments and a demo of the simulation will be provided.

Speakers
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Wendy Mahan

Senior Instructional Designer, Pennsylvania State University


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 205 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm

Today's Technology for Tomorrow's Classroom
Is it true that things take longer to happen than you think they will, and then they happen faster than you thought they could?  It was once impossible to imagine being able to attend class without ever stepping foot on a college campus or having a study group with classmates who live in three different time zones.  Now we almost can't imagine life or learning any other way.  With the capacity of modern educational technology, what else is possible?  Attend this session to review quick, easy, free, and almost free technologies that help educators of today start imagining the possibilities for the classrooms of tomorrow.

Speakers
GR

Greg Rivera

Senior Professional Educator | Peer-to-Peer Faculty Development and Consulting | TeamUP – World Languages | Cengage Learning


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 203

1:15pm

Engaging Faculty in the Instructional Design Process
Engaging faculty in the design process can be a challenge. Dutton's Learning Designers recently developed a course blueprinting process. In this session, Learning Designers will share the blueprint that faculty use when developing courses. In addition, faculty members will share their experiences using the freely available resource.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 105 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm

Scalable Formative Assessment Methods for MOOCs
This session explores several different mechanisms for formative assessment in MOOCs, focusing primarily on peer methods that can scale to a large number of students. Specific types of peer assessment will be covered that can also be leveraged in resident and online courses.


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 207 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:45pm

COIL Links: Center for Online Innovations in Learning Research Initiation Grant e-Poster Sessions
The Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) engages the University’s extensive research enterprise to improve online learning at and beyond Penn State. The purpose of the Center for Online Innovation in Learning’s Research Initiation Grant (RIG) Program is to provide “seed funding” during the development and “proof of concept” stages of research projects that have the potential to enhance teaching and learning through online innovation. Throughout the day, recipients of COIL RIGs will offer e-poster sessions to discuss and demonstrate RIG findings. This is a great way to find out first-hand the incredible innovations RIGs have seeded at Penn State, and perhaps inspire you to apply for your own RIG.  

Jack Matson, Analysis of Factors Affecting Student Learning Outcomes in a MOOC by In-depth Exploration of the Penn State “Creativity, Innovation, and Change” (CIC) Course

Alex Klippel, Enhancing Online Geospatial Education with Sketch-based Geospatial Learning Objects

Jennifer Frank, Using Artificial Intelligence to Accelerate Student Mastery of Effective Interpersonal Communication and Conflict Resolution Strategies

Stevie Rocco, Teaching Science Labs Online: Development and Validation of an Instructional Model Enabled by Google Glass

 


Saturday March 22, 2014 1:45pm - 3:15pm
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2:15pm

Badging the Library with a Library of Badges
A COIL grant is supporting the development of L3 (Lifelong Learning Landscape). L3 is serving as the platform to develop digital badges for the Penn State community. A case study of the libraries using information literacy badges with undergraduate students will serve as an example using the L3 platform.

Speakers
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Chris Gamrat

Instructional Designer
VR

Victoria Raish

Online Learning Librarian


Saturday March 22, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 108 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

2:15pm

How Social Media Affects Student Engagement: Applying Social Network Analysis to Evaluate and Compare Student Interaction Patterns
Social media is changing how we communicate, socialize, and learn. The Smeal College of Business uses Yammer to increase student engagement in online and flipped courses. Applying social network analysis, we will identify types, patterns, frequency, and “quality” of interactions among students’ and instructors’ discussion and levels of engagement in our courses.

Speakers
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Renee Ford

Instructional Designer, Penn State University-Smeal College of Business
My name is Renee Ford and I am a learning designer with a background in workplace learning & performance. I am passionate about design and innovation. I enjoy working collaboratively toward mission and goal accomplishment while encouraging systemic, organizational health. I believe that online learning, when designed well, is an opportunity to create quality, engaging curricula in a way that meets the needs of diverse learners. This is why... Read More →
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I-Pang Fu

Instructional Designer, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University


Saturday March 22, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 208 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

2:15pm

Enhancing Education and Research with Open Source 3D Printing
During this presentation, attendees will learn about several low-cost, open-source techniques for 3D printing and engage in a conversation on various processes regarding this technology and how it is being used in both education and research.

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Speakers
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David Saint John

Postdoctoral Researcher in Additive Manfucaturing


Saturday March 22, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 106 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

2:15pm

Using QR Codes to Reach Beyond the Classroom
This session will detail my Media Commons Mobile Media Pilot project from the fall 2013 semester. The project involved students using iPad minis to create strength training instructional videos and then link them to QR codes which were posted in the campus weight room. This allowed any campus community member to utilize the codes to learn an exercise. This session will examine the process used in this project and will look at both the faculty member’s experience with it, as well as the students’ experience. Attendees will be able to view the instructional videos, either online or through the QR codes (requires a free QR reader app on a smartphone).

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Speakers
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Gina Gray

Instructor of Kinesiology


Saturday March 22, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 107 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

2:15pm

What’s up with ANGEL?
ANGEL has been in use at Penn State for over a decade. During this time it has grown into a critical course component and collaboration environment. This is your chance, as a user, to talk directly to members of the project team. Representatives will be available to answer questions or offer detailed explanations. The session will be driven by questions from the audience. If we do not know the answers to your ANGEL questions, we will take your information and follow up outside of the session.

Speakers
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Terry O'Heron

Director, TLT Operations, The Pennsylvania State University
Terence (Terry) N. O'Heron is the program manager for Penn State’s Course Management System (ANGEL). He's responsible for coordinating services provided by various administrative and academic units supporting the successful development and deployment of ANGEL functionality which facilitates teaching, learning, and research for 100,000+ faculty and students. This encompasses education technologies, faculty development, training, and user... Read More →


Saturday March 22, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Room 206 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

3:15pm

Keynote - Dr. Robbie Melton
Dr. Robbie Melton, associate vice chancellor of mobilization and emerging technology with the Tennessee Board of Regents, will close the Symposium with a high-energy keynote that will take a unique look at the role of mobile technology in education. Throughout her forty years in the field of education, Dr. Melton has received numerous teaching and technology awards and acclaims. Dr. Melton has published and presented around the nation about the impact and value of mobilization for education and the workforce. She has even acquired a new moniker as an “Appologist”, due to her study of the pedagogy and best teaching practices with mobilization, quality standards for the utilization of mobile apps, and for her creation of the Mobile App Education and Workforce Resource Center. More details on her work can be found at http://symposium.tlt.psu.edu/keynotes/.

Saturday March 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 207 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

3:15pm

Overflow Room for Dr. Robbie Melton Keynote
Given the expected popularity of Dr. Robbie Melton's Afternoon Keynote, we have provided this room so those who can't find a seat in Room 207 can watch her presentation here streamed on a large projection screen. 


Saturday March 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Room 206 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803