TechLearn 14 Program
Series of Events
|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|
Check-in and register for the lunch drawing. Coffee, tea, and morning refreshments will be offered.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Please join us for closing remarks for the conference delivered by Helen Easterling Williams, EdD. (GSEP)
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!
Sponsored by Technology & Learning