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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 EDT

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 EDT
Registration Desk

8:30am EDT

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

10:00am EDT

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
avatar for Stevie Rocco

Stevie Rocco

Director of Learning Design, Penn State


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

10:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 116 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am EDT

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
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Steve Falke

Regional Director, Penn State Bookstores
TF

Tom Fankhauser

Assistant Manager, Books, Penn State Bookstores
JR

Jade Roth

Barnes and NobleVice President of Books, Digital Strategy Chief Product Officer, Digital Education


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

10:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 107 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am EDT

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 Joe Fennewald

Joe Fennewald

Head Knowledge Commons, Penn State


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

10:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 115 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

10:00am EDT

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. 

Speakers
avatar for Julia Kregenow

Julia Kregenow

Senior Lecturer
Senior Lecturer


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

10:00am EDT

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
NC

Nicole Chong

Director and Professor of Legal Writing
JZ

Jennifer Zosh

Assistant Professor of HDFS, Penn State University, Brandywine


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

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 206 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 116 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am EDT

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
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Julie Broich

McGraw Hill
MB

Matthew Busbridge

Executive Director, Digital Product MarketingMcGraw-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 EDT
Room 203

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 106 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 205 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 202 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am EDT

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 EDT
Room 107 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

11:00am EDT

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
avatar for Suzanne Shaffer

Suzanne Shaffer

Instructional Designer, 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 EDT
Room 204 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm EDT

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
avatar for Eileen Grodziak

Eileen Grodziak

Instructional Designer, The Pennsylvania State University
avatar for Karen Kackley

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 EDT
Room 204 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm EDT

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
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Robin Yaure

Associate Professor of Teaching, HDFS, Penn State University


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

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Room 106 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Room 116 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm EDT

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
avatar for Joe Bueter

Joe Bueter

Assistant Professor of Teaching, Digital English Studio Assistant


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

1:15pm EDT

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
avatar for Scott McDonald

Scott McDonald

Associate Professor, Penn State
Dr. Scott McDonald is an Associate Professor of Science Education at The Pennsylvania State University and Director of the Krause Innovation Studio in the PSU College of Education. He is also Associate Editor of The Journal of Teacher Education. He was a high school Physics teacher for six years before earning his Ph.D. in Learning Technologies in Science Education from the University of Michigan. His work in the Krause Innovation Studio investigates how technology, particularly in the form of learning spaces, can support... Read More →
avatar for Mike Rook

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 EDT
Room 206 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803

1:15pm EDT

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

ID, Pennsylvania State University


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

1:15pm EDT

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 EducatorPeer-to-Peer Faculty Development and ConsultingTeamUP – World LanguagesCengage Learning


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

2:15pm EDT

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.

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 

Speakers
DS

David Saint John

Postdoctoral Researcher in Additive Manfucaturing


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

2:15pm EDT

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).

Watch the elevator pitch to find out more. 

Speakers
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Gina Gray

Instructor of Kinesiology


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

2:15pm EDT

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
avatar for Terry O'Heron

Terry O'Heron

Director of Operations, Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT), Penn State University
Terence (Terry) N. O'Heron leads the university’s enterprise learning management system (LMS), Canvas. He's responsible for coordinating services provided by various administrative and academic units supporting the successful development and deployment of Canvas functionality and... Read More →


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