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

10:00am EDT

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.


Deborah Gill

Assoc. Professor of Spanish, Penn State DuBois

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

11:00am EDT

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.

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

1:15pm EDT

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.

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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... Read More →

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

2:15pm EDT

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.

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Renee Ford

Learning Designer, Penn State University-Smeal College of Business
Instructional Designer, eLearning Design Innovation Group, Smeal College of Business
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I-Pang Fu

Instructional Designer, Smeal College of Business, Penn State University

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