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TechLearn Conference 2014

Program

Series of Events

When What Who Where
8:00-8:30  Breakfast  -  
8:30-8:45 Welcome Jonathan See, Gerry Flynn LC 150 Auditorium
8:45-9:15 Keynote Address Provost Rick Marrs LC 150 Auditorium
9:30-10:15 Session 1a: A Tablet-Based Interactive e-textbook for Business Statistics James DiLellio SPP 175
  Session 1b: Pepperdine Computer Science Courses on iTunes U Stan Warford LC 150 Auditorium
10:30-11:15 Session 2a: Fostering Study Skills Using Google Apps for Education Jennifer Smith SPP 175
  Session 2b: Thinking About Thinking Linda Polin and Paul Sparks LC 150 Auditorium
11:30-12:15 Session 3a: Leveraging Library Resources for Teaching, Research, and Digital Publishing Kevin Miller, Paul Stenis, Marc Vinyard, Jaimie Beth Colvin DLC 168 Lab
  Session 3b: Win Win: Gameful Design for Students and Professors Paul Sparks, Victoria Stay SPP 175
  Session 3c: Adobe Connect Panel Discussion Linda Purrington, Jeff Schieberl, Reyna Garcia Ramos LC 150 Auditorium
12:30-1:00 Closing Remarks Helen Easterling Williams, EdD LC 150 Auditorium
1:00-2:00 Lunch - Executive Dining Room

 

8:00-8:30 Breakfast

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

8:30-8:45 Welcome

Jonathan See, 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.

8:45-9:15 Keynote Address

Provost Rick Marrs (Provost of Pepperdine University)
The Technology and Learning team is proud to announce Rick Marrs, Provost of Pepperdine University, has been named the keynote speaker at this year's conference.

A member of the Seaver College Religion Division faculty since 1987, Marrs was named dean of Seaver in 2008. He served as the Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Religion from 2001 to 2006. Marrs is regarded as an exceptional scholar of the Old Testament and the literature of the ancient Near East with knowledge of Hebrew, Aramaic, Syriac, Phoenician, and Ugaritic, and in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls. He was named Provost of Pepperdine in 2014.

9:30-10:15 Session 1

1A: A Tablet-Based Interactive e-textbook for Business Statistics

Jim DiLellio (Graziadio)

In this presentation, join Dr. Jim DiLellio as he discusses e-books from cover to cover. Learn about the submission process for multiple platforms, what tools and technologies he had to implement to create an interactive e-book, as well as what pitfalls to avoid.

 

1B: Pepperdine Computer Science Courses on iTunes U

Stan Warford (Seaver)

Join Dr. Stan Warford, recent recipient of the 2013 Innovation in Learning Technology Grant, as he discusses the recording, editing, and posting of his courses taught at Seaver College on iTunes U. Learn about the editing and submission processes, as well as how to get started with your own lecture capture efforts.

10:30-11:15 Session 2

2A: Fostering Study Skills Using Google Apps for Education

Jennifer Smith (Seaver)

During this session, Dr. Smith discusses the integration of Google Apps for Education into her curriculum, and how she uses it to improve college level literacies like study skills, note taking, and collaboration.

2B: Thinking About Thinking

Drs. Linda Polin and Paul Sparks (GSEP)

In this session, Drs. Linda Polin and Paul Sparks will share reflections from a 2013 IT Grant for Faculty. Inspired by maker spaces and design thinking, this presentation explores improving computational thinking skills by having students build applications and interactive objects. Student products and technology management challenges will be reported as well as provisional assessment ideas.

11:30-12:15 Session 3

3A: Leveraging Library Resources for Teaching, Research, and Digital Publishing

Dr. Kevin Miller, Paul Stenis, Marc Vinyard, and Jaimie Beth Colvin (Libraries)

In this session, librarians Dr. Kevin Miller, Paul Stenis, Marc Vinyard, and Jaimie Beth Colvin will discuss new technological resources available through Pepperdine University Libraries that promote active learning, support research, and facilitate digital publishing.

3B: Win Win: Gameful Design for Students and Professors

Dr. Paul Sparks and Victoria Stay (GSEP)

Participants in this session will explore the principles of gameful learning design and be coached by experts on how to apply to their own courses. Examples from existing courses will be demonstrated and discussed. All this presented in a gameful context. Come ready to have fun!

3C: Adobe Connect Panel Discussion

Dr. Linda Purrington, Jeff Schieberl, Dr. Reyna Garcia Ramos (GSEP, Graziadio, GSEP)

Dr. Linda Purrington, Dr. Reyna Garcia-Ramos and Dr. Jeffrey Schieberl will discuss best practices on using Adobe Connect in their online classroom as a content delivery tool, for flipped classroom instruction and increasing student engagement using polling, breakout rooms and custom pods.

12:30-1:00 Conference Closing

Please join us for closing remarks for the conference delivered by Helen Easterling Williams, EdD. (GSEP)

1:00-2:00 Lunch (Executive Dining Room)

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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