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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Room 206 [clear filter]
Saturday, March 22

10:00am EDT

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.


Saturday March 22, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am EDT
Room 206 215 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

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.

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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 →
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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 EDT
Room 206 215 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.

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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

3:15pm EDT

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 EDT
Room 206 215 Innovation Blvd State College, PA 16803
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