2013 TechLearn Faculty Conference

Technology and Learning Conference

2013 Program

Schedule Table

When What Who Where
8:00-8:30  Registration  - Third Floor Elevators
8:45-9:00 Welcome Gerry Flynn WLA 333/334
9:00-9:50 Keynote Address Michelle Miller WLA 333/334
10:00-10:50 Session 1a: Academic and Learning Analytics Charla Griffy-Brown WLA 336
  Session 1b: Web Conferencing and Real-time Note Taking Margaret Riel WLA 332
11:00-11:50 Session 2a: Faculty Collaboration Network Owen Hall, Jr. WLA 336
  Session 2b: Turnitin Originality Reports Doug Leigh WLA 332
12:00-12:50 Session 3a: Faculty Professional Development Stella Erbes, Milt Shatzer, Robert Williams WLA 336
  Session 3b: Lecture Capture Jim DiLellio, Bob McQuaid WLA 332
1:00-2:00 Lunch and Closing Gerry Flynn WLA 203

Session Descriptions

8:00-8:30 Registration

Check-in and register for the lunch drawing. Coffee, tea, and morning refreshments will be offered.

8:45-9:00 Welcome

Gerry Flynn (Information Technology)

Join us for the kick-off of the conference, an overview of the schedule, and an introduction of our keynote speaker.

9:00-9:50 Keynote Address

Design for the Mind: What Cognitive Psychology Tells Us About Teaching with Technology

Michelle Miller (Northern Arizona University, Psychology)
Educators are all in the business of changing minds: We build new memories, guide students in developing new skills, and change student values and mindsets.  With an understanding of some key principles about how the mind works, we can use technology to create learning experiences that are memorable, compelling and effective.  In this address, cognitive psychologist Dr. Michelle Miller will demonstrate and explain these key principles, emphasizing memory, attention, and the surprising ways these processes interact to produce learning.

10:00-10:50 Session 1

1A: Toward a Framework and Strategy for Academic and Learning Analytics to Enhance Enrollment and Student Success

Charla Griffy-Brown (Graziadio, Information Systems)

For years, businesses have been using analytics programs to mine large data sets with predictive models to help decision makers synthesize an abundance of key performance indicators to provide insights into probable future conditions. In the last few years, a number of universities have been taking a similar approach of mining and analyzing data left behind from numerous institutional systems. In this session, Dr. Charla Griffy-Brown will share the results so far from her 2012 IT Grant for Faculty on the topic of new models for academic and learning analytics that could be used here at Pepperdine University.

1B: Web Conferencing and Real-Time Note Taking

Margaret Riel (GSEP, Learning Technologies)

Dr. Margaret Riel, Dr. Paul Sparks, and a group of their students from the Masters of Learning Technologies (MALT) program of GSEP will demonstrate online tools for collaboration and knowledge-building. In real-time, Dr. Riel will connect with her colleague and students to show attendees how easy it is to synchronously communicate and work together with Google+ Hangouts and Google Drive. Through these tools, professors and students can talk, see one another, share documents, and much more. Learn how Dr. Riel and others promote student learning with these collaborative technologies.

11:00-11:50 Session 2

2A: Pepperdine Faculty Collaboration Network

Owen Hall, Jr.  (Graziadio, Decision Sciences)

In this session, Dr. Owen Hall, Jr. will share the findings from his 2012 IT Grant for Faculty on the title of "Pepperdine Faculty Collaboration Network." Dr. Hall worked with Dr. Charles Morrissey and Dr. Kenneth Ko to explore the demand and benefit of a faculty collaborative learning network, a series of online tools to allow professors to communicate, share ideas, and support each other in the area of technology integration with the curriculum.

2B: Making Sense of Turnitin Originality Reports

Doug Leigh (GSEP, Education)

Join Dr. Doug Leigh of GSEP for a review of the Turnitin service integrated within Courses (powered by Sakai). Turnitin is useful not primarily for its "similarity score" but rather for its "originality reports" which can be used to filter submissions based on several criteria including the presence of direct quotations, bibliographic references, and proximity of words in previously published sources. Review of these reports helps identify passages that may require rewriting in the author's own words (paraphrasing), encapsulation in quotation marks or blockquoting, or parenthetical citation. It also can assist in the identification of self-plagiarism (which may occur due in part to prior groupwork assignments) and helps form the basis of a conversation with authors when suspected plagiarism is identified.

12:00-12:50 Session 3

3A: Panel on IT's Faculty Professional Development Program

Stella Erbes (Seaver, Teacher Education), Milt Shatzer (Seaver, Communication), Robert Williams (Seaver, Political Science)

In this session, three professors will share their experiences with this past summer's Faculty Professional Development Program, from both the instructor and participant perspectives. Dr. Stella Erbes of Seaver's Humanities and Teacher Education Division served as faculty mentor for the first cohort of participants.  Dr. Milt Shatzer of Seaver's Communication Division and Dr. Robert Williams of Seaver's Social Science Division were faculty participants in the program that covered multiple learning technologies and strategies to integrate them into classes. Come to learn about the program and how Pepperdine University faculty can expand their knowledge of educational technology.

3B: Lecture Capture and Distribution in a Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning Environment

Jim DiLellio (Graziadio, Decision Sciences), Bob McQuaid (Graziadio, Information Systems)

In this session, Dr. Jim DiLellio and Dr. Bob McQuaid will discuss the use of computer screen and audio capture tools to enhance learning in their quantitatively-driven courses. Two screen capture technologies will be demonstrated: Camtasia and Camtasia Relay.  Additionally, the electronic resources that are captured with this technology will be demonstrated.  These resources include the use of PowerPoint for highlighting concepts, online textbooks to present exercises and problem sets, Airsketch app on the iPad to create a virtual whiteboard, and Excel spreadsheets to solve computational problems.   Distribution of the recordings will be shown using podcasts in Courses (powered by Sakai) and screencast.com links.

1:00-2:00 Lunch and Conference Closing

All speakers and participants are invited to a free lunch. We'll have a drawing for several door prizes. This is a great opportunity to enjoy fellowship with your colleagues and enjoy a meal together!

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