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