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2013 TLS Program [pdf]

Creative Uses of Technology

Blog! Schmog! What is it and How Could it Possibly be Used in Class?
Dr. Mandy Golman, Assistant Professor, Health Studies
This presentation will demonstrate how the practice of blogging can be useful in classes to strengthen learner outcomes and increase participation. Utilizing experience from the HS6453 Strategies in Health Education Delivery Class, the instructor will discuss how blogging was incorporated into the course as well as provide tips and strategies for successful blogging.
Audience Level: Beginner

Looking for Productivity? Try this App!
Dr. Sharla Snider, Professor, Nicole Masek, Doctoral Student & Lisa Taylor-Cook, Doctoral Student; Family Sciences
Mobile applications are becoming widely used tools, enhancing instruction and learning. This presentation discusses examples of productivity apps that are particularly useful for presenting various types of information, while also allowing the presenter to demonstrate their unique skills and creativity, and encourage student engagement.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Marco… Polo… Navigating and Discovering the Geography of Blackboard for the Novice User
Dr. Rich Jones, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry & Bethany Germany, Instructional Designer II, Teaching and Learning with Technology
Student mastery of navigational skills in online courses prior to participation is imperative to success. This presentation explains the development and implementation of a preface module which requires students to actively engage navigation techniques in blackboard. The addition of a preface module reduces frustration, emphasizes effectiveness, and improves student success.
Audience Level: Intermediate

Semi Hybrid, Sorta Flipped: Making Technology Work for You
Dr. Jessica Gullion, Assistant Professor, Sociology
The trend in higher education is to move away from traditional lecture classrooms to high-level student interaction. Hybrid and flipped models require students to read and prepare outside of class for problem solving within the classroom. A plethora of technological options is available to facilitate this shift, but it is important not to get caught in the trap of using technology for technology’s sake. In this presentation, we will talk about the practicalities of this model from the instructor’s perspective and explore ways to make technology work for you.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

@TLTatTWU: Bringing You Teaching and Learning Resources 5 Days a Week on Twitter (Poster Presentation)
Diann Maurer, Instructional Designer II, Teaching and Learning with Technology
The Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology is now on Twitter! This poster tells the story of how we got started on Twitter—and how you can, too! Follow us: @TLTatTWU
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

TWUDistanceEd’s YouTube Channel: 30 hours of Video… and Counting (Poster Presentation)
Diann Maurer, Instructional Designer II, Teaching and Learning with Technology
The Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology joined YouTube in 2011. You can access archives from Live to the Desktop presentations offered since 2008, find tutorial videos for students, and watch all the best teaching and learning videos on YouTube. Subscribe to our channel: TWUDistanceEd
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced 

Using Blogs to Document Out-of-Sync Community Experiences
Dr. Cynthia Evetts, Associate Professor & Dr. Marsha Neville, Associate Professor; Occupational Therapy
Individual blogs were set up for tracking progress in community-based fieldwork experiences of occupational therapy students in a distance learning cohort. Students set goals and strategies for each visit, and then reflected on progress after each visit. The instructor provided feedback along the way by commenting and prompting further reflection.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate | Presentation [pdf]

Using Padlet.Com for Rich, Online, Synchronous, Real-time Collaboration
Dr. Mark Mann, Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
In the online environment, real time (synchronous) collaboration with students is an option that you may find to be a necessity. This presentation will compare the use of collaboration tools within Blackboard itself with other tools like and, both of which have been successfully deployed by the presenter to enrich and inspire the learning experiences of TWU students.
Audience Level: Intermediate | Handout [pdf]

Research in Teaching and Learning with Technology

Considering a Mobile Learning Community Approach: Successes and Barriers to Access
Dr. Sharla Snider, Professor, Nicole Masek, Doctoral Student & Lisa Taylor-Cook, Doctoral Student; Family Sciences
This presentation will share the framework of a study designed to explore the use of mobile learning applications used on iPads by a group of 28 TWU faculty. Types of applications needed to support faculty learning and teaching styles as well as barriers to access and successful implementation of these tools will be discussed.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced  | Link to Presentation [Prezi]

Digital Advocacy Stories: A Pedagogical Tool for Communicating and Strengthening Library Values (Poster Presentation)
Ruth Nicole Hall, Doctoral Student and Graduate Assistant & Dr. Judi Moreillon, Assistant Professor; Library and Information Studies
This case study, conducted in LS5633: The Art of Storytelling, investigated students’ development of library values through creating and disseminating digital advocacy stories. While discussing, creating, sharing, revising, and reflecting on their stories, students strengthened their values and increased their expertise in communicating via social media and Web 2.0 tools.
Audience Level: Intermediate | Presentation [pdf]

Learning Geometry through iPad Applications
Dr. Ann Wheeler, Assistant Professor, Mathematics
During this session, participants will learn about different geometry iPad applications and their usefulness in a Teacher Quality funded college classroom.
Audience Level: Beginner

The Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy Experience
Dr. Larry Petterborg, Professor, Physical Therapy & Dr. Laura Trujillo-Jenks, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
Last year, the TWU Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy (PTLA) was created by pairing five experienced senior faculty members (Master Instructors) with five junior faculty members (Scholars). This presentation will describe the first year PTLA activities in general as well as the experiences of one of the dyads.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced | Presentation [pdf]

Student Success

Alternatives to Bloom’s Taxonomy of Learning Objectives
Dr. Diane Brown, Associate Clinical Professor, Occupational Therapy
Generations of educators have studied Bloom’s taxonomy of learning objectives. However, many relevant alternative theories exist to inform contemporary teaching strategies for use in online and f2f classes. This presentation will offer a concise review of information and resources available to faculty who are interested in these alternative theories.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate | Presentation [pdf]References [pdf]

Co-teaching, Co-learning: Multidisciplinary Literacy and Language Coaching and Collaboration in Communication Sciences
Dr. Tamby Allman, Assistant Professor & Dr. Sarah Wainscott, Assistant Professor; Communication Sciences and Disorders
Deaf Education and SLP graduate students coached new graduate students during their final summer semester at TWU. Working with a new cohort of students in the TWU clinic for students who are deaf and hard of hearing, they provided co-teaching, modeling, and focused reflections using technologies including videotaped sessions and interaction on Blackboard.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Conversations in Socrates Cafe: Scaffolding Critical Thinking Instruction in the College Classroom
Dr. Gina Anderson, Associate Professor & Dr. Jody Piro, Associate Professor; Teacher Education
Critical thinking is a common goal in higher education. Instructors hope their students will apply critical analysis in their own thinking and that of their peers in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classroom formats. Frameworks such as the nine Intellectual Standards (Elder & Paul, 2007), inclusive of Socratic questioning, may be used to scaffold critical thinking instruction. Session participants will have the opportunity to practice critical thinking using the nine Intellectual Standards.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced | Presentation [pdf] | Handout [pdf]Handout [pdf]

Engaging Transgender Students and Cultivating Gender Inclusive Classrooms
Susan Schmitt, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Women’s Studies
Transgender students face unique learning challenges and educational barriers. This presentation addresses transgender-students’ needs by cultivating gender inclusive learning spaces. Attendees will acquire the language and methods necessary to advocate with transgender students. Participants will acquire replicable tools intended to enhance transgender students’ learning and honor all gender identities/expressions in the classroom.
Audience Level: Beginner | Presentation [pdf]

FERPA – What you need to know
Bobby Lothringer, Registrar, Office of the Registrar
This presentation will discuss some basic information that all faculty and staff need to know in order to be in compliance with federal FERPA laws. Items to be addressed include what is and is not protected under FERPA, how and with whom you can share protected information, and basic tools to help faculty facilitate their course without having to worry if they are FERPA compliant or not.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced | Presentation [pdf]

Learning in Real Time
Dr. Pushkala Raman, Associate Professor, School of Management
In my classes, students are required to apply their knowledge to real world situations. These students work with clients from small businesses and non-profit agencies in the DFW area. Clients may also be TWU units which need marketing research input. In addition to applying the tools of the discipline, students also get a dose of professionalism and reality.
Audience Level: Intermediate, Advanced | Presentation [pdf]

Preparing Students to Survive, Maintain Balance and Succeed, not only at TWU, but in the Real World
Dr. Jody Terrell, Assistant Professor, Health Studies
TWU has a motto: “Connecting excellence to the real world”. This presentation will address some of the overwhelming problems the students and faculty face and present some solutions to assist the students to manage their time and energy. It will also give faculty a new perspective and need for balance.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Student Success at TWU: Strategies and Resources
Dr. Kim Miloch, Director of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP); Dr. Joshua Adams, Executive Director, Pioneer Center for Student
Excellence & Dr. Heather Speed, Dean of Students
The purpose of this presentation is to highlight strategies and techniques appropriate for enhancing student engagement and academic success. The presentation will also include resources provided to faculty and students via the Pioneer Center for Student Excellence, the QEP, and Student Life.

The Flip/Flopped Classroom: Initial Lessons Learned
Dr. Karen Dunlap, Associate Professor, Teacher Education
Keeping today’s touch-screen generation (Rosin, 2013) engaged and motivated is a challenge faced by educators at all levels. One configuration currently being utilized is that of the “flipped” or “inverted” classroom. This presentation highlights the trials, tribulations, and successes one professor experienced during the first year of implementation.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate | Presentation [pdf]Handout [pdf]

The QEP and U: Simple Ways to Incorporate Experiential Learning into your Courses
Dr. Kim Miloch, Director of QEP; Dr. David Rylander, Associate Professor, School of Management; Dr. Abigail Tilton, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences & Dr. Cynthia Maguire, Sr. Lecturer, Chemistry and Biochemistry
The purpose of this presentation is to highlight TWU’s QEP, outline simple strategies for incorporating experiential learning into the curriculum, and showcase opportunities for faculty development and support.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced | Presentation [pdf]Handout [pdf]

Using Technology to Enhance Student Success on Professional Certification Exams
Dr. Jerry Whitworth, Professor, Teacher Education
The TExES PREP Center provides accessible resources and services for professional exam review and preparation through a system incorporating free and low-cost technology tools. These tools and how they are used by the PREP Center can have application to other disciplines required to take and pass professional certification exams.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate | Presentation [pdf]

Teaching with Classroom-based Technology

How Do Nursing Faculty Maintain Academic Integrity in an Online Environment?
Cecilia Wilson, Assistant Clinical Professor, Nursing
A qualitative study was conducted to explore the experiences and decision-making process of nursing faculty related to maintaining academic integrity in an online environment. Specifically, the study focused on the choices made regarding the use of strategies and technological tools designed to prevent and detect academic dishonesty.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Using Tegrity Lecture Capture in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Dr. Jack Gill, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry & Wes Moore, Tech Support Analyst II, Office of Technology
The problem: Faculty in the department presenting the same lecture to 18 different sections of laboratory classes each week. The solution: Pre-record the lecture. We are using Tegrity lecture capture to pre-record and to record live classes, enabling students to review either parts or the entirety of classes.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate

Using Video as a Teaching Tool: Do I really do that?
Dr. Leslie Graham, Visiting Assistant Professor, Kinesiology
Using video as a teaching tool in undergraduate courses to show students correct technique and what they are currently doing will be discussed. The presenter will discuss using video examples in the classroom and through Blackboard to teach proper technique. A class project, where students are required to video tape themselves instructing two individuals then evaluate their technique and professionalism along with assessing the individuals’ performance, will be used as an example.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate | Presentation [pdf]

Teaching with Online Technology

Drip, Drizzle, Drench: Easing Your Way into Bb Collaborate (Poster Presentation)
Bethany Germany, Instructional Designer II, Teaching and Learning with Technology
Blackboard Collaborate is a synchronous pedagogical tool that allows instructors to create interactive sessions. This poster relies on the 3 phase spigot approach to synchronous pedagogy – drip, drizzle, and drench. This approach allows instructors to gradually add interactions and foster facilitation in a collaborate session.
Audience Level: Intermediate

Making Statistics Accessible: Dr. Mark S. Hamner’s MATH 5573/5583 (2013 update)
Dr. Ellen Perlow, Graduate Assistant, Math and Computer Science & Dr. Mark Hamner, Assistant Provost, Institutional Research and Data Management and Associate Professor, Math and Computer Science
The centerpiece of the 100% online graduate Statistical Methods I & II (MATH 5573/5583) courses is Dr. Hamner’s set of original unscripted video lectures. To support ADA/Quality-Matters® compliance these lectures were enhanced with full-text transcriptions and keyword indices. Explained is how these resources have proved useful beyond their original purpose.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced | Presentation [pdf]

Moving to Accessibility: Technology for Learning (Poster Presentation)
Heidi Collins, Associate Director, Learning Technologies Support
Research suggests that more students with disabilities are pursuing higher education than in years past. TWU faculty members face a broad range of challenges in supporting students with disabilities as they transition to higher education. This presentation is focused on ‘Accommodation’ and the assistive technology for learning that is available at TWU.
Audience Level: Intermediate | Presentation [pdf] | Handout [pdf] | Handout [pdf] | Handout [pdf] | Handout [pdf] | Handout [pdf] | Handout [pdf] | Handout [pdf] |

Partner for Success with the Library (Poster Presentation)
Stephany Compton, Librarian, Blagg-Huey Library
Build and enhance your courses working with the Library. It is a good strategy with great value and tangible benefits. You are a click away from your class to multidisciplinary resources.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced | Presentation [pdf]

Teaching and Learning with Blackboard Collaborate (Poster Presentation)
Valerie Shapko, Instructional Designer III, Teaching and Learning with Technology & Heidi Collins, Associate Director, Learning Technologies Support
Blackboard Collaborate is a web-conferencing solution built into your Blackboard Learn course to have real-time interactions with your students. Use Blackboard Collaborate to interact in a study group completing a lab assignment, or in a one-on-one session reviewing a graded assignment together. See how to get started now.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced | Handout [pdf]

The Online Practicum
Dr. Richard Shuster, Associate Professor, Music and Drama & Christopher Johnson, Senior Business Analyst, Office of Technology
This presentation will illustrate how the supervised teaching practicum component of a hybrid piano pedagogy course was moved online using YouTube, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Turnitin’s PeerMark and GradeMark, and the Blackboard Learn course management system.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate | Presentation [pdf]

Who’s Asking the Questions? Stimulating Online Discussions Through Different Types of Prompts
Dr. Agatha Beins, Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies
In a graduate-level seminar I began our weekly discussions in three different ways: through student-based, small-group-based, and instructor-based prompts. This presentation analyzes the effects of these different discussion prompts so that we can stimulate online, and perhaps face-to-face, class discussions more strategically and effectively.
Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate

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