2011 Think-In Program
Information Technology and Computing Services would like to invite you to the 7th annual Think-In! This is a great opportunity to network with colleagues and see some of the dynamic and innovative teaching strategies and learning technologies faculty are using in their classrooms. This technology showcase will give you a head start on taking your teaching well beyond the brick & mortar or virtualclassroom door. This year’s Think-In offers concurrent poster presentations from every college on the ECU Campus. This year’s presentation topics include group wiki’s, pencasts, online binders, collaborative tools, instructional resources and much more.
THINK - IN 2011 A teaching with technology showcase Welcome to the 2011 Think-In Presented by Information Technology and Computing Services We are looking forward to Think-In 2011: a Teaching with Technology Showcase! Information Technology and Computing Services would like to invite you to the 7th annual Think-In! This is a great opportunity to network with colleagues and see some of the dynamic and innovative teaching strategies and learning technologies faculty are using in their classrooms. This technology showcase will give you a head start on taking your teaching well beyond the brick & mortar or virtual classroom door. This year's Think-In offers concurrent poster presentations from every college on the ECU Campus. This year's presentation topics include group wiki's, pencasts, online binders, collaborative tools, instructional resources and much more. We hope you will absorb many new and exciting ideas to enhance your classroom, enrich your teaching experience, and offer new ways for your students to learn. Enjoy your time at Think-In 2011! Thank you to all of the participating faculty and staff for submitting proposals and preparing their presentations. We would also like to thank our Think-In team for their hard work in coordinating this event. Year after year their dedicated efforts ensure a successful venue. A special thank you to the Dowdy Students Store for donating merchandise for the Passport to Prizes prize drawing. Table of Contents Presentations ............ 2 Think-In Team ............... 11 Passport to Prizes As a Think-In attendee you will receive a Passport. To participate, visit a minimum of 10 tables and ask the presenter to initial your passport in the area provided. Once you have visited at least 10 tables, you can then submit your passport to register for our prize drawing. We will notify winners by email, so please be sure to print your name and email address on your completed passport. Think-In 2011 1 Presentations 1 ECU's Global Understanding Program: Incorporating Literature and Music We Go From Here Brenda Bertrand, Will Forsythe, and Amanda Mann, College of Human Ecology Education courses, professors can emulate the experience of a face-toface class for their students. Pencasts provide both audible and visual access to information and allow students to review the information in varied ways. Luci Fernandes and Sylvie Debevec Henning Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences We used a case-based approach in ECU students interact with peers around the world using Polycom Via Video II video conferencing units, Skype and MiRC Internet chat. Dr. Sylvie Henning has incorporated short literary texts (poems, short stories, folktales, and memoirs). Dr. Luci Fernandes has incorporated various musical genres (folk and popular songs, dances, audio and video recordings). Students learn how music and literature can relate to social norms and values. Drs. Henning and Fernandes show that technology can bring these cultural aspects into the classroom in new ways and thus expand students' understanding of, and appreciation for, the cultures with which they interact. introductory nutrition courses to tell a story of global malnutrition. The story begins with in-class discussion of global hunger, continues with students reporting (group wikis) the etiology of malnutrition in "their" (assigned) country, and ends with Bill Gates' decision to donate 4.8 million dollars to the group who most effectively describes how Gates' money will make malnutrition "go away" in their country (3-minute group proposal presentations). We will review the peaks, pitfalls, and where we plan to go with this case based on student feedback and instructor insights. 4 Using Private Facebook Groups for Student Videos Annette Peery, College of Nursing Graduate 15-minute students challenge. to nursing teaching submitted education video. videos practicum Previously, in multiple courses require students to submit a formats and devices making viewing a A private Facebook group teaching strategy while introduces these future nurse educators another allowing them to upload their videos to a 2 2 Using Group Wikis to Tell a Case the Peaks, the Pitfalls, and Where Do 3 Using the Livescribe Pen in Distance Education Timm Hackett private group. Students are able to view each other's videos, provide feedback, and observe others teaching styles and methods. Faculty may view and download Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences By using Livescribe pens in Distance Think-In 2011 the videos for student portfolios and accreditation purposes. Groups are deleted after the semester. Grades are posted only in Blackboard. Student consent has been given for this presentation. 6 Communicating through Centra Kenneth MacLeod, College of Business needed different exercises for ENGL 1200 (Spring 2011), I wrote ten assignments corresponding to the progression of the course's research concepts. The students worked individually, but could see each other's posts. For ENGL 1100 in Fall 2011, my students are using Blackboard's new Journals feature to post private reflections on textbook chapters. Centra can be used to provide a channel of communication between the professor and the students, and between students within a group, as well as allowing students to make presentations to the rest of the class. In addition, by recording the sessions, the communication occurs whether the students can attend at that time or at a time that better fits their schedule. 5 X-ray Vision: Computer Animation for Health Sciences Doug Barnum Multimedia and Technology Services The possibility of seeing beyond visual boundaries has fascinated the science fiction and fantasy community for years. Using modern techniques in computergenerated imagery and animation, we can now see what the unaided eye cannot. In this demonstration, we will see a living human with transparent skin, as electrons and hydrogen ions in the process of mitochondrial energy production only as clear as fish in an aquarium. We will witness the human heart in motion, opening to reveal the mitral valve, among others, including a soundwave trip through the brain and beyond. 7 8 LiveBinders and OneNote � Eliminating Paper in Course Projects Heather Homeworkology: Three Semesters of Blackboard Homework Evolution Ramsdell, College of Allied Health Sciences Do you have binders full of course information on your office shelves? In my Graduate Seminar in Articulation and Phonological Disorders, my students are to create a reference manual for use in clinical practice. The unique thing about this project is that the manual is to be created using either the free online binder program, LiveBinders (http://livebinders.com), or Microsoft Office OneNote (and Windows Live for publishing and sharing). By using LiveBinders and Leanne Smith, Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences For three semesters, I've used Blackboard to add weekly homework to my ENGL 1100 and 1200 classes to reinforce skills/ concepts from the course objectives. In Fall 2010, my ENGL 1100 students commented in groups about Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac. The experiment was successful, but needed revision. Since I Think-In 2011 3 OneNote, I am attempting to eliminate the use of paper and incorporate the use of technology into this class project. This Think-In presentation will explore similarities and differences between the LiveBinders and OneNote technologies for collecting, organizing, and presenting information. instructors must first learn how to use the software packaged with IWBs, 11 Unlocking Superior Performance on Online Quizzes: Synergies of and to conceptualize the changes in pedagogy that comes with switching to an interactive platform. Repetition and Continuous Improvement John Kros and Christopher Keller, College of Business Quantitative homework assignments have been the mainstay of College of Business data analysis classes. These assignments have been administered via hard copy and laboriously graded by hand. Students Services top-notch typically have one attempt to solve the problems later. and feedback arrives days 10 Multimedia & Technology Services (MTS) - Making It Happen Nate Sauders, Adam Brewer and Larry Bone Multimedia and Technology Services 9 Harnessing the Power of Interactive Whiteboard Technology for Higher Ed Multimedia (MTS) & Technology to provide Kathryn Kavanagh, Academic Library Services strives Interactive Whiteboards, or IWBs, are being installed in classrooms on college campuses all over the world, replacing traditional projected notes at the front of the class. This cutting-edge technology surpasses that of the chalkboard, multimedia and educational technology services and resources to the university community. has extensive Our technical and staff offer Online grading systems, included in such content delivery systems as Blackboard, now provide immediate experience grading, immediate student feedback, and automatic data renewal upon each attempt. Learning outcomes are analyzed based on the number of attempts and feedback. that Preliminary analysis shows quiz attempts coupled support across a multitude of service areas including: AV consultation and support, classroom support, ECU-TV, overhead, or digital projector of the past by allowing students to take the stage and physically manipulate elements on the whiteboard in front of the class. In order to make full use of this technology, multimedia development, video services, videoconferencing and web design. Stop by to get more details on our services and find out how we can help you! multiple with proper feedback allows students to garner higher overall grades in the course. 4 Think-In 2011 12 WordPress�Techniques for Supercharging Learning in Distance Education J. Barry DuVall, College of Technology and Computer Science � Matthew Powell, Information Technology and Computing Services 13 Do you use Facebook in your class? Should you? Melinda Doty, Quick Response (QR) Codes best known for their similarity to bar codes allows an individual to create a variety of outputs that have increased from the original text to encompass far more such as Tweets, SMS, phone number, URL, RSS feeds and even Google Map locations. As educators become more knowledgeable of the possibilities for integrating QR Codes for both augmented reality activities and internet-based communication, the premise behind the use of QR Codes in education is ease of use, functionality and student engagement. College of Technology and Computer Science As much as some would like to ignore it, Facebook is thoroughly engrained in today's society. Our students use it, we use it and even our parents use it. It is part of our culture. In this presentation, I will demonstrate how I use Facebook as an educational tool in my classes. I teach my students the "right" way to use Facebook while allowing them another way to interact with me and their fellow classmates via social networking. What are your thoughts and concerns of using this new medium? Are we evading their "personal space"? I will welcome discussions on this popular social networking tool and whether it should be allowed into our classroom. The purpose of this presentation is to share a proven technology for promoting student engagement and collaborative problem solving with DE students. The tool that will be showcased is an opensource blog platform called WordPress. Applications to problem solving and learning were made in the ITEC6050: Strategies for Technology and Communication class provided online to 30 graduate students in the current Fall Semester. This method energizes learners located worldwide to introduce themselves, tell their story about where they work and what they do, and provide clues on their ability to conduct research and function as a member of a highperformance work team. 15 Streaming Video through the Library Jeanne Hoover and Clark Nall, Academic Library Services Joyner Library has a growing collection of streaming video databases. Subjects covered include arts, humanities, Most science, business, and history. 14 QR Codes Make "Learning On Demand" a Virtual Reality Elizabeth videos are documentaries or educational. Professors can assign videos for classes Hodge and Abbie Brown, College of Education Think-In 2011 5 by linking through Blackboard. The (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Access), audience response technology, portfolios and more! to provide convenient access to the library's catalog and electronic resources. Exciting new things are happening at Laupus Library; come visit us today! streaming videos are a great resource for the ECU campus and DE students. 16 OET - We do it all! Jean Merenda and Bob Fainter, College of Allied Health Sciences 17 What's New at Laupus Library? Christine Andresen and Megan Besaw, Health Sciences Library 18 Using Wikispaces for Collaborative Knowledge Construction in a The Office of Educational Technology (OET) serves the College of Allied Health, both faculty and graduate assistants, in the utilization of various technologies available through East Carolina University. The OET has created a Sharepoint site where faculty has access to files, forms and calendars for training. We have Laupus Library and offers services a wealth to of Master's-Level Course Cheryl Stevens and Jamie Quinn, College of Health and Human Performance resources support teaching and research for the College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, School of Medicine, and the School of Dental Medicine. The library The learning outcomes for this course require students to summarize, synthesize, integrate and apply information in order to explain the potential for leisure and recreation for easing societal problems, with particular application to the student's area of specialization. The students and instructor are collaboratively building a repository of information topic by topic, throughout the semester, using a Wikispace. This Wikispace will serve as a resource for students' exams. After the course, students will be able to continue to use this information for comprehensive exams recently renovated parts of the third floor to create a presentation practice room, conference room, additional group study rooms, and space for student services. With the addition of these incorporated an "instruction on demand" philosophy, which allows our faculty to easily schedule training on their current instructional need. Instruction includes, but is not limited to, course management systems, web conference systems, Office systems, lecture new rooms, the library has created an online room reservation system for ECU students & faculty to reserve select library rooms as needed. New computers have also been added on the third floor videoconferencing capture systems, applications 6 Think-In 2011 and workplace applications. Construction and use of the Wikispace and evaluation of student participation will be discussed. Harriot College of Arts and Sciences their classroom, but the cost of many of these pieces of technology can be cost-prohibitive. The Nintendo WiiMote can be used to create a Do-It-Yourself interactive whiteboard for less than $50. I will describe the benefits of using an interactive whiteboard for instruction, and provide instructions for how to set up a WiiMote Whiteboard. I will also demonstrate the use of the WiiMote Whiteboard during the poster session. The Global Understanding course connects students from ECU with students so this they by at can using international cultures. We universities, achieve 19 Avoiding Buyer's Remorse in Integrating Technology Eric Kisling, cooperatively learn about each other's videoconference and chat; however, in these interactions an important component of culture is missing. Understanding the environment is essential for understanding cultural context, and yet, all our students see is a single classroom. Pictures and explanations of those pictures provided by students are loaded onto Flickr, a free webbased photo storage system. This allows us to create a visual, interactive geographic exploration of cultural environs that students can then share with their partners. College of Education This presentation will introduce sociotechnical systems methodology for the successful diffusion of Information Technologies into educators' classrooms and departments. Understanding what technologies your students and department need to be successful will allow educators to avoid adopting technologies that they must dismiss after a single semester. These technologies may range from virtual worlds, training simulations, to using web 2.0 and 3.0 technologies. Identifying the educational needs of your students will help your teaching be successful. 22 Audience Response Systems That Increase Student Classroom Interaction Eboni Baugh, College of Human Ecology This technology makes it possible to conduct polls with your students via text message, web address, or Twitter and get results in real time. It is easy to create multiple choice and open-ended questions, and download them into a PowerPoint presentation. to questions are Responses which 20 Using Explore Flickr to Explain and 21 Using a WiiMote Whiteboard Robert Quinn, College of Fine Arts and Communication Cultural Environments Many instructors would benefit from the use of an interactive whiteboard in Kimberly Fleming and Jami Leibowitz, Thomas immediate, Think-In 2011 7 allows for classroom discussion of the results. This is a useful method to reenergize the classroom and engage those students who may be a bit apprehensive about participating. technology tools available to you? These forms have changed the way Admissions and General Dentistry record and manage data. In the near future these forms will also be implemented in the clinics to help replace the paper forms patients normally fill out. Please stop by our booth for hands on experience with the forms and to discuss how this could be used in your department. Need an easy and efficient step-bystep system to understand all of it? Use CATCHsystem's 5 steps to solve your technology troubles. The 5 steps of CATCHsystem, (1) Messaging, (2) Productivity, (3) Sites, (4) Documents, and (5) Media were developed to help 23 Video Game Level Design with Unity3D Carl Twarog, College of Fine Arts and Communication Students in ART 4070: Advanced teachers better understand technology so they could also teach it. Visit www. thecatchsystem.com for more details and resources. Interactive Media design game levels use Unity3D software. This full-featured 3D game engine is available free to the public. Students go through the entire game level design process including: Writing Proposal, the Core Game a Idea and 26 Using Technologies to Support Teaching with Technology Dorothy Muller, Hui Bian, Joyce Newman and Sun Runnan, Office for Faculty Excellence Creating Game Outline, 25 Form over Function! Phillip Allen, School of Dental Medicine Members of the Office for Faculty Excellence share programs and other assistance to support faculty development. From sponsoring the summer workshop, "Developing Your Online or Hybrid Course: Teaching with Technology" to the Teaching Online Faculty Interest Group to recordings to support faculty at a distance, the OFE seeks to assist faculty in "growing" their courses. Even with all of the technology available today, paper is still the preferred method of assessment. The School of Dental Feature Set, Mechanics Systems, and all phases of production and scripting. 24 8 Using CATCHsystem for Easy Medicine, with the help of Mi-Co, has successfully implemented an electronic form that can be filled out on any Technology Integration Terrence Wolfe, North Carolina State University Uncertain how to utilize all of the electronic device with a web browser. Think-In 2011 27 a Office of Continuing Studies systems. Continuing Studies conducts its activities in partnership with all units of the university and encompasses Professional Summer School, Distance and Extension Education, Continuing Education, the Lifelong Learning Program, the Testing Center, Faculty-Led Summer and Semester Study Abroad, and Military Outreach. URL: www.options.ecu.edu. The UNC Online Proctoring Network provides faculty teaching DE courses with the ability to schedule and administer proctored exams throughout North Carolina and at selected sites outside of the state. The Network includes an online scheduling system, as well as more than 500 proctoring sites. The ECU Distance Education Proctoring Center is the local site for the UNC Online Proctoring Network. The UNC Online Proctoring Network has been designed to enhance the academic integrity of online courses by providing students with an easily accessible pool of qualified proctors. For more information regarding the ECU DE Proctoring Center, please visit our website at http://deproctoring.eai.ecu.edu. Carolyn Thompson The Office of Continuing Studies serves as a bridge between the student at distance and the academic and administrative units of the university. The office respects and understands the unique demands of the lifelong learner and is committed to assuring quality, accessible The office programs supports and the services. university 28 ECU Distance Education Proctoring Center Kim Wilson, Emerging Academic Initiatives in maintaining its leadership role in the areas of distance and technology enhanced learning both in our region and beyond. The educational and The East Carolina University Distance Education Proctoring Center is housed within Emerging Academic Initiatives. It is located at 1914 West Arlington Blvd. It offers test proctoring services to students enrolled in distance education classes at ECU, and other universities within the University of North Carolina system. The ECU DE Proctoring Center is a state of the art facility that ensures integrity in the proctoring and examination processes. economic development of the citizens of its service area is a focal point for the office as is evident through its partnerships with the academic and administrative units of the university serving business, industry, the military, community colleges, and local school 29 Global Academic Initiatives Elmer Poe, Rosina Chia, and Carol McLawhorn, Emerging Academic Initiatives Global Academic Initiatives has created a network of 40 universities in more Think-In 2011 9 in more than 24 countries that partners with ECU faculty to bring live international experiences into our own classrooms. Beyond the Global Understanding class, GAI helps faculty arrange jointly taught courses, content modules, and lecture exchanges in areas ranging from theater, to global climate change, to public health. This display will provide details to faculty who 31 to Information Technology and Computing Services (ITCS) face-to-face classroom, in an online classroom, or teach a hybrid course, Academic Computing has many learning technologies available for you. Blackboard, ECU's course management system, is a platform containing a multitude of tools to add both static and multimedia content in order to build a community of learners in your course.We also offer Centra, a web-conferencing software designed for synchronous learning via presentations, class lectures, office hours, etc. Live sessions can be archived for later viewing. Finally, WordPress is a blog platform and open-source web application. As ECU faculty, you have access to Word Press where you can create a blog site and customize it with the help of a myriad of templates to make it your own. Finally, Yammer is worth exploring if you are interested in collaborating and communicating via a social networking tool. Join an interest group of ECU's Yammer or use it in your classroom. Let us know how we can help you enhance your courses with our learning technologies. Jennifer Raby, Belinda Perkinson, Academic Computing ITCS provides campus-wide information technology services and essential resources support ECU's teaching, learning, research and administrative functions. Over the course of the year, you'll find that you have many interfaces with ITCS, whether teaching with classroom technologies, creating Web sites for instructional and/ or multimedia content, seeking assistance from technology specialists staffing the IT Help Desk, directing your students to one of the many ECU computer labs, obtaining university-licensed software, visiting OneStop or attending a technology training session. To keep up to date on technology projects and announcements, be sure to visit us at www.ecu.edu/itcs. might be interested in bringing global experiences into their own classrooms. For more information regarding Global Academic Initiatives, please visit our website at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/ globalinitiatives/index.cfm. 30 Copyright Q&A Beth Winstead Academic Library Serivces Stop by the Copyright Q&A resource table for information on copyright along with an opportunity to ask questions in a one-on-one situation. 32 ITCS Learning Technologies: Blackboard, Centra, Wordpress, and Yammer Learning Technologies Whether you teach in the traditional 10 Think-In 2011 33 University Multimedia Center Laurie Godwin, Lindsay Thompson The University Multimedia Center (UMC) is a faculty resource that designs and develops curriculum-based multimedia content. Faculty members who wish to take advantage of the UMC's services submit a short proposal describing their needs. Two general types of projects are considered; long-term involving two or more semesters, extensive resources, and the collaboration of all team members, as well as short-term that may be completed in a semester or less. First priority is given to projects directly impacting teaching and learning through course offerings at ECU. Second priority is given to student support projects, and third to special presentations. Once a proposal is approved, team meetings are scheduled to develop a strategy for completing the project. Project development is a team effort that utilizes the knowledge and skills of faculty, ITCs, UMC staff and other resources as needed. Special thanks to our Think-In Team � Joy Bailey � Cindy Bowers � Josh Brown � David Clark � Allen Dennis � Laurie Godwin � Matt Long 11 � Matt Powell � Ginny Sconiers � John Southworth � Lindsay Thompson � Matthew West � Josh Wilcox Think-In 2011