Session 3: 2:00pm – 2:45pm (Choose 1 of 5)

Using Videos for Teaching

Presented by Hong Lin – PHSC 224

In addition to delivering course content and modeling a skill, videos can serve different instructional purposes if planned and implemented appropriately. Overall, building a strong pedagogical foundation sets the stage for effective viewing and learning. This session will 1) situate video content – both faculty and student generated – in the teaching and learning process; 2) discuss strategies to engage students to actively watch video segments as it relates to their coursework; and 3) review literature about the effective use of videos for teaching. It is expected that the presentation will extend to an elaborated discussion as attendees share experiences and generate ideas.

Classroom Engagement: Student Perspectives on Academic Technology

Facilitators: Becky Grant and Corey Helms – PHSC 201

The use of academic technology to facilitate student engagement in the classroom is an idea that is evolving as quickly as the technology itself. Our student panel will share some of their thoughts and insights, drawing from their own unique learning experiences. In this session, faculty will be able to pose questions and engage a panel of students from a variety of backgrounds, programs, and technical expertise.

Dynamics of Signature Course Creation

Presented by William “Biff” Farrell – PHSC 228

Signature Courses offer both interdepartmental as well as cross discipline collaboration. The courses pair distinguished, senior faculty with high enrollment courses, offering students heightened and inspiring academic experiences. Community engagement, peer collaboration and active learning are other components as well as effective implementation of video media. Courses meet face-to-face, but also offer online portals that are open to the public.

This session will offer an overview of course development, criteria for the creation of new cohorts and will offer faculty tips and best practices for delivering content using video.

Concept Mapping: A Practical Technique for Classroom Assessment

Presented by Felix Wao – PHSC 222

Educators in various disciplines have long been using concept maps for instructional purposes including organization of thoughts prior to class meetings, and as a strategy to emphasize collaborative learning and individual reflections on course contents. With greater emphasis on assessment of student learning, concept maps are now widely used as assessment tools, mainly to examine students’ understanding of connections among constructs in a given area/subject, document and track student progress. This has been made possible by innovative, web-based technologies such as CMaps and Inspiration which have not only made the creation of concept maps easier, but also available for online learning environment. This paper focuses on the utility of concept maps as a practical technique for conducting formative assessment and enhancing student learning at the course level.

Two-Way Communication with Students using Clickers

Presented by Sepideh Stewart and Wayne Stewart – PHSC 212

Bored students, yawning, looking at the clock, texting on their cellphones, resting on their hands, eyes with screen savers on. Does this sound familiar? Turn this around, imagine your classroom filled with alert intelligent bright eyed students, ready to learn and hungry for knowledge and wisdom. In this presentation we will show a model of teaching with clickers in classroom, engaging students from beginning to the end, with lessons that adapt contingently and dynamically to their needs. We will show two applications of this model, one in mathematics and the other in statistics.

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