Session Information for May 22-23 On-Campus Conference                

Tracks Locations   

ACI (Academic and Course Integrity)

AUD (Accessibility and                       
                              Universal Design of Instruction)     

MOB (Instructional Uses of Mobile Technology) 
STU (Student Engagement)

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CTL (Center for Teaching and Learning)      
HUL  (Hulsey Auditorium)  
EB  (Education Building 1st Floor)    
MSL  (Sterne Library)
NAH (National Alumni House) 

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NOTE: Session archives for Day 1 - Tuesday (if available) can be accessed by clicking on the Session Title. No archives were made for Day 2 - Wednesday sessions - except for the 1:30p Keynote Address. 

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Tuesday May 22


Time Session Title / Presenter Track(s) Room Location
9:30 am
It took tens of thousands of years for writing to emerge after humans spoke their first words. It took thousands more before the printing press and a few hundred again before the telegraph. Today a new medium of communication emerges every time somebody creates a new web application. A Flickr here, a Twitter there, and a new way of relating to others emerges. New types of conversation, argumentation, and collaboration are realized. Using examples from anthropological fieldwork in Papua New Guinea, YouTube, classrooms, and “the future,” this presentation will demonstrate the profound yet often unnoticed ways in which our culture is being remixed by new media.

We need to move from being simply knowledgeable to being knowledge-able.  We will explore what knowledge-ability needs to be, why it is important, and how we can create the learning environments that foster the forms of learning we need.

  HUL Recital Hall

 



Time Session Title / Presenter Track(s) Room Location
11:00 am

The EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s mobile learning research brought together a collection of best practices, case studies, and research on mobile technologies’ potential to engage students and enhance learning. In this session we will look at some of the powerful trends in mobile technology that are fast changing how we using computing in academics, as well as at the opportunities for a strategic approach to implementing mobile learning. We’ll also share strategies and methodologies to help measure the impact of mobile tools on teaching and learning. Throughout the session, we’ll engage participants on these questions: What are your challenges/opportunities in these areas? What research in this area might be useful to the community to further mobility?    ELI: Malcolm Brown & Veronica Diaz



MOB / EDU Partner
 
CTL 243 (Streamed)


 
 

This session will overview where things have been, where they are now and where they are going in the field of Accessibility as it relates to Teaching & Learning. Some topics covered will be technology obstacles to overcome, guidelines and resources to assist, how federal regulations and guidelines affect the classroom in regards to Accessibility, Your responsibilities as a teacher, Tools to help, A common sense approach to Accessibility, and related topics and issues. UA: Stephen Lovell


AUD
 
MSL 163

 
 
Archive not Available
UAB: Cecil Betros


ACI
 
MSL 174

 
 

The techniques used to engage students are not as important as the atmosphere of learning that is generated by the instructor (s) and the curricular goals.  Developing an environment and procedures by which students can “own” the learning process are key to success.  In this session,  we will describe and discuss techniques, technologies, and processes which facilitate student engagement.  UAB: Peter Anderson


STU
 
EB 145

 
 
 

Libraries are frequently on the bleeding edge of information technology. This has never been more true than today. With so many points of access and so many different devices, mobile tech has challenged the meaning of availability. And libraries have stepped into the fray, helping patrons figure out how to best utilize the options that are out there. Join us as we  review trends, successes, and challenges of using mobile resources for academic research. Work with us as we walk through a sample project involving mobile devices and apps to showcase how these technologies can help enhance the research process. UAB: Susan C. Smith and Dana L. Hettich

 

MOB
 
EB 133

 



Time Session Title / Presenter Track(s) Room Location
1:30 pm 

The University of Alabama's College of Continuing Studies has recently selected ProctorU as an online proctoring service available to all distance learning students.  For a fee (paid by the student), ProctorU allows students to take their online exams anywhere through the use of a webcam and a reliable high-speed internet connection while still ensuring the integrity of the exam. 

ProctorU monitors exam takers in a three-step process.  The Proctor:

1.      observes the test taker via a web-cam.

2.      watches the test taker’s screen in real time.

3.      authenticates the student’s identity.

ProctorU was selected after a yearlong process that included reviews and comparisons with other products, campus demonstrations for UA faculty and administration, as well as calls with universities and colleges provided as references.  The selection team for ProctorU included a number of groups and the service was also reviewed and approved by UA OIT Security.  ProctorU will not eliminate or replace other testing options currently offered, such as on-site testing or student-secured proctors.  UA: Maryellen Allen and Nina Smith 


ACI
 
CTL 243 (Streamed)


 
 

This session will provide information about using technology for classroom assignments that can motivate and engage students to process course material more deeply. We will discuss survey research about technology use in the current generation of college students. We will also discuss an eportfolio classroom project for a first-year, basic writing class that involved paperless assignment drafting and multimedia productions.  UAHuntsville: Marita O'Brein & Alanna Frost



STU
 
EB 145

 
 

In today's higher education climate, more and more professors and researchers use social networking tools to share their research. Sites such as Twitter and Google Scholar are viable venues for providing article links or posting reading lists for research topics. Unfortunately, the current measures for scholarly impact have not caught up with the new age of information sharing. As higher education professionals continue using these online communication tools, however, the shift to including them in relevance measurements may be an inevitable one. Tools like Mendeley and Zotero could be a solution for combining the accessibility of more popular social networking sites with the scholarship standards of higher education. This presentation will provide an overview of mobile technologies, discuss the pros and cons of these technologies, and demonstrate the use of Mendeley for higher education professors and researchers. UA: Kristi Garrett & Stephanie Blackmon


MOB
 
EB 133

 
 

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) has become an essential component of best practice in educational pedagogy, but recently the scope of “universality” has developed a new face. Learning style diversity, ability diversity, and access to instruction in post-secondary institutions demand increasingly individualized support services and curriculum adjustments. Especially challenging for university faculty and staff are students with significant social and communication disorders. Approaching communication and interaction from a UDL perspective can remove barriers for both faculty and students. We will discuss how technology can be utilized in the classroom during instruction and outside of class to assist in social interactions with students who have either expressive or receptive language challenges.  UAH: Laurel Standley, PhD 

 
AUD
 
MSL 163

 




Time Session Title / Presenter Track(s) Room Location
2:30 pm
 During this session, presenters will discuss how to - the process of developing web-based mobile technology. A method for collaboration among disciplines and dissemination to students and professionals will be highlighted. 
UAH: Haley Hoy and Manil Maskey


MOB
 
CTL 243 (Streamed)


 
 


Vision impairment is common and can make it difficult for affected students to take advantage of educational technology. Conversely, technology has given rise to ‘assistive technology’ that facilitates accessibility in some surprising and interesting ways. This multimedia-rich presentation will help you understand how the two interact.  It will cover common visual disorders and the visual consequences of those disorders along with resources and best practices to make your course accessible.
UAB: Rodney Nowakowski 




AUD
 
MSL 163

 
 

This session is comprised of two presentations that survey the current state of computer-based peer assessment, detailing its effectiveness, and demonstrating its use in a medium-size and a very large class. In the classes the students' written assignments are graded through 'crowd sourcing' techniques using a learning management system that allows students to grade each other. We will explore the implementation of this technology

into a total learning experience, share various examples, talk about successes and pitfalls we have encountered, and show how automated qualitative assessment is not just possible but extremely effective. UA: Brian Evans & Lucy Curzon  


STU
 
EB 145

 
 

In this session the presenter will offer her recent experience (spring 2012) as a first-time online instructor.  A unique feature of this course was the ability for students to take tests off campus with an approved proctor.  Everything from course creation to administration will be shared. UAB: Heather Land  

ACI
 
MSL 174

 
 
 

Quality Matters, Pillars and Principles: 

A Focus on Sloan Consortium Pillars, Quality Matters Criteria and SREB Principles of Good Practice for online instruction


EDU Sponsor
 
EB 133

 



Time Session Title / Presenter Track(s) Room Location
4:00 pm
Join in the dialogue as presenters from all of the Academic & Course Integrity sessions come together in the panel discussion.


 
ACI
 
MSL 174

 
 
Join in the dialogue as presenters from all of the Accessibility and Universal Design sessions come together in the panel discussion.


 
AUD
 
MSL 163

 
 
Join in the dialogue as presenters from all of the Mobile sessions come together in the panel discussion.


 
MOB
 
EB 133

 
 
Join in the dialogue as presenters from all of the Student Engagement sessions come together in the panel discussion.

 
STU
 
EB 145

 



Wednesday May 23


Time Session Title / Presenter Track(s) Room Location
9:00 am
Design for Learning in the Higher Education Environment}

Universal Design originated as an architectural concept…making structures accessible to all.  UDL (Universal Design for Learning) takes the concept of accessibility for all into educational settings.  How can we present course content, design instructional strategies, and assess course objectives in a way that gives all of our students, regardless of preferred learning styles or special needs, the tools to learn content and to demonstrate mastery of the subject matter?  It is no small job!  In this workshop we will take a hands-on approach to developing UDL principles within course delivery.  We will explore how existing and emerging technologies can be utilized to implement UDL principles.  Participants will have access to numerous digital handouts and will have some answers to the challenge…how can we utilize technology resources to be sure none of our students have to miss the boat!?  Betty Nelson, Feng Sun, Debi Nowakowski, Jenelle Hodges



AUD
 
EB 151

 
 
 This session provides an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of apps useful for teaching and learning. Participants can share one or more apps available on your favorite mobile device (iPod Touch, smart phones or tablets) while learning about apps others find useful. You will get approximately 2 minutes to share your favorite teaching or learning apps with the person across the table from you.  Then that person will share apps with you.  After the time is up, you will rotate seats and collaborate with the next person. A list of favorite apps will be compiled and shared.  UA: Marilyn Staffo, Kevin Halbrook, Katie Johnson, and Jana Patton.  (NOTE: BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)


 
MOB
 
EB 131

 
 

The goal of this session is to introduce and use team-based learning concepts and application as a means to create motivation, reinforcement, retention, and transference of understanding for students in secondary and post-secondary educational settings.  

During this 90 minute session,  presenters and participants will discuss the need for novel approaches in teaching adult learners in secondary and post-secondary education settings.  Team-Based Learning concepts will be introduced and demonstrated in an interactive format, with technology applications also demonstrated.  Participants will have an opportunity to use varied approaches and discuss them.  Additional resources will be provided for further study.  UAB: Jonathan Waugh, PhD, John D Lowman, PhD, and Christopher Eidson 



 

STU
 
MSL 174

 
 

Using the SREC Principles of Good Practice as well as Course Design Rubrics from Quality Matters, you can build into your course authentic measures to evaluate student performance. Whether you administer quantitative or qualitative assessments, knowing your students are (a) the one who is completing the assessment, and (2) has truly learned from the assessment should be our guiding objectives. 

In this workshop, we will apply these design principles through the use of tools currently within our Learning Management Systems or that may be added in for our use. You will learn how to:

• Plagiarism Detection for Documents--teach students to self-evaluate for improper citation and make appropriate changes through the use of electronic plagiarism detection software built into your LMS. Don’t just catch them cheating—teach them how NOT to cheat.

• Examination administration techniques--administer exams that are timed, randomized, draw from question pools, impose browser security restrictions, and more. We’ll cover some basics and go over some lesser-known tips and tricks in this arena.

• Course Honesty Contract—implement a course contract in which students consent to comply with the University’s rules of academic integrity—and hold them to it through deployment strategy options within your course.  UAH: Sherri Restauri Carson



ACI
 
EB 149F

 
 


A demonstration of software and hardware accessibility features designed to accommodate all learners. This session will include:

*  A short history of Apple and Accessibility features

*  An overview and demonstration of OSX accessibility features for Mac 

*  An overview and demonstration of iOS accessibility features for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

*  VoiceOver demonstration (the spoken interface built in to every Mac and most Apple devices)

*  Content and apps for special education resources and profiles

The Target Audience is those that are responsible for ADA compliance as well as any educators that are interested in learning how to reach all learners.  

Apple: Chris Dunbar

 
Corp/EDU Sponsor
 
CTL 243

 
 

The goals for this session are: (1)  to learn about  and use open source and/or lecture capture tools to create engaging student activities and (2) to try out  portable dell devices in a virtual or blended course environment , with  student activities and the open source tools. 

During the session, over 35 open source tools will be provided and best practices to increase student engagement will be discussed.  Each participant will select a tool(s) and work with it to create material for use in future class.   Participants will also have an opportunity to try out Dell portable devices with tool and virtual course environment – from student perspective and share their experiences with the group.  Dell: Jon Phillips - Managing Director Strategies & Solutions



 

Corp/EDU Sponsor
 
EB 145

 
 

 

Discover amazing interactive iBooks. Immerse yourself in the world’s largest online catalog of free education content in iTunes U. And experience some of the thousands of education apps for iPad.

Learn how to create your own interactive Multi-Touch books with Mac and iBooks Author. Discover how a course is built with iTunes U Course Manager using interactive learning materials. Then see how it all comes together with an overview of ownership and deployment models for content.  Apple: Dr. James Kelley

 

 
Corp/EDU Sponsor MSL 163

 



Time Session Title / Presenter Track(s) Room Location
10:45 am {slide=1 Are Your Students Missing Your Boat:  Universal Design for Learning in the Higher Education Environment}

Universal Design originated as an architectural concept…making structures accessible to all.  UDL (Universal Design for Learning) takes the concept of accessibility for all into educational settings.  How can we present course content, design instructional strategies, and assess course objectives in a way that gives all of our students, regardless of preferred learning styles or special needs, the tools to learn content and to demonstrate mastery of the subject matter?  It is no small job!  In this workshop we will take a hands-on approach to developing UDL principles within course delivery.  We will explore how existing and emerging technologies can be utilized to implement UDL principles.  Participants will have access to numerous digital handouts and will have some answers to the challenge…how can we utilize technology resources to be sure none of our students have to miss the boat!  UAB: Betty Nelson, PhD



 

AUD
 
EB 151

 
 
 This session provides an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of apps useful for teaching and learning. Participants can share one or more apps available on your favorite mobile device (iPod Touch, smart phones or tablets) while learning about apps others find useful. You will get approximately 2 minutes to share your favorite teaching or learning apps with the person across the table from you.  Then that person will share apps with you.  After the time is up, you will rotate seats and collaborate with the next person. A list of favorite apps will be compiled and shared.  UA: Marilyn Staffo, Kevin Halbrook, Katie Johnson, and Jana Patton  (NOTE: BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE)


 
MOB
 
EB 131

 
 

The goal of this session is to introduce and use team-based learning concepts and application as a means to create motivation, reinforcement, retention, and transference of understanding for students in secondary and post-secondary educational settings.  

During this 90 minute session,  presenters and participants will discuss the need for novel approaches in teaching adult learners in secondary and post-secondary education settings.  Team-Based Learning concepts will be introduced and demonstrated in an interactive format, with technology applications also demonstrated.  Participants will have an opportunity to use varied approaches and discuss them.  Additional resources will be provided for further study.  UAB: Jonathan Waugh, PhD, John D Lowman, PhD, and Christopher Eidson 



STU
 
MSL 174

 
 

Using the SREC Principles of Good Practice as well as Course Design Rubrics from Quality Matters, you can build into your course authentic measures to evaluate student performance. Whether you administer quantitative or qualitative assessments, knowing your students are (a) the one who is completing the assessment, and (2) has truly learned from the assessment should be our guiding objectives. 

In this workshop, we will apply these design principles through the use of tools currently within our Learning Management Systems or that may be added in for our use. You will learn how to:

• Plagiarism Detection for Documents--teach students to self-evaluate for improper citation and make appropriate changes through the use of electronic plagiarism detection software built into your LMS. Don’t just catch them cheating—teach them how NOT to cheat.

• Examination administration techniques--administer exams that are timed, randomized, draw from question pools, impose browser security restrictions, and more. We’ll cover some basics and go over some lesser-known tips and tricks in this arena.

• Course Honesty Contract—implement a course contract in which students consent to comply with the University’s rules of academic integrity—and hold them to it through deployment strategy options within your course.  UAH: Sherri Restauri Carson



ACI
 
EB 149F

 
 

Exploring the Depths of the Technology You Can Already Access: The Future of Microsoft Education Technology

The novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn builds off of the urban myth that we only use 10% of our brain’s power by giving one answer to the question, “What if we could take a pill that allowed us to tap into our full potential?”  While the idea is pure science fiction with regard to the latent power of the brain, we hope to provide such a solution with regard to the technology that many educators are able to access today.  Microsoft will demonstrate the typically untapped education potential of notebook PCs running Windows and Office.  Attendees will learn about simple ways to take advantage of productivity and some accessibility features in Microsoft products to better understand how the tools you already have align to the many learning styles we all have.

Kelli Etheredge -- Microsoft Innovative Educator and Teaching and Learning Resources Director at St. Paul’s Episcopal School


Corp/EDU Sponsor
 
EB 133

 
       
 

In a world where 90% of students consider Wi-Fi as essential as a classroom and 88% have texted during class, it is imperative that institutions offer the right technology to support their current students and stay competitive for new ones. Keeping the “Google generation” engaged may seem like a daunting task,  but the fact that students are turning to their own smart mobile devices for information, whether for personal or academic purposes, is actually a huge benefit for educators.

Institutions that use Blackboard as their Learning Management System have an even bigger advantage; now, they can keep students engaged in their coursework via the devices they already use and love. However, many instructors have told us that they simply don’t know how to incorporate Blackboard Mobile Learn into their lesson plans. Tamara West from Blackboard Mobile will discuss ways to enhance your students’ learning experience with the Blackboard Mobile Learn app. You will learn technical and pedagogical best practices and use cases for Blackboard Mobile Learn’s most popular features.  Blackboard Mobile: Tamara West



 

Corp/EDU Sponsor
 
CTL 243

 
 

 

Discover amazing interactive iBooks. Immerse yourself in the world’s largest online catalog of free education content in iTunes U. And experience some of the thousands of education apps for iPad.

Learn how to create your own interactive Multi-Touch books with Mac and iBooks Author. Discover how a course is built with iTunes U Course Manager using interactive learning materials. Then see how it all comes together with an overview of ownership and deployment models for content.  Apple: Dr. James Kelley

Corp/EDU Sponsor MSL 163

 




Time Session Title / Presenter   Room Location
1:30 pm {slide=Keynote Address: Transforming American Education: Learning Powered by Technology  / Karen Cator} The National Education Technology Plan articulates a vision for a 21st Century model of learning. Cator will provide an overview of the plan and conduct a discussion around the vision, recommendations, actions as well as the barriers to adoption.


 
NAH - UAB Alumni House



 



Time Session Title / Presenter   Room Location
2:45 pm Break-out Sessions by University   NAH