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
faculty are using in their classrooms.
Thank you to all of the participating faculty and staff for submitting proposals and preparing their presentations.
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
Passport to Prizes prize drawing.
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!
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.
ECU’s Global Understanding Program:
We Go From Here
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
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
which they interact.
Using Group Wikis to Tell a Case the Peaks, the Pitfalls, and Where Do
provide both audible and visual access to information and allow students to review the information in varied ways.
Using Private Facebook Groups for Student Videos
Annette Peery, College of Nursing
courses require students to submit a 15-minute
formats and devices making viewing a challenge.
A private Facebook group
introduces these future nurse educators to
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
the videos for student portfolios and accreditation purposes. Groups are deleted
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
X-ray Vision: Computer Animation for
a group, as well as allowing students to
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
Homeworkology: Three Semesters of Blackboard Homework Evolution
For ENGL 1100 in Fall
LiveBinders and OneNote – Eliminating Paper
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
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
(http://livebinders.com), or Microsoft Office
The experiment was
OneNote (and Windows Live for publishing
successful, but needed revision. Since I
and sharing). By using LiveBinders and
through the brain and beyond.
OneNote, I am attempting to eliminate
instructors must first learn how to use
the use of paper and incorporate 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
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
typically have one attempt to solve the problems
Kathryn Kavanagh, Academic Library Services
Interactive Whiteboards, or IWBs, are
multimedia and educational technology
being installed in classrooms on college
services and resources to the university
in such content delivery systems as
campuses all over the world, replacing
traditional projected notes at the front of
grading, immediate student feedback,
the class. This cutting-edge technology
support across a multitude of service
and automatic data renewal upon each
areas including: AV consultation and
attempt. Learning outcomes are analyzed
overhead, or digital projector of the past
based on the number of attempts and
by allowing students to take the stage
multimedia development, video services,
and physically manipulate elements on
videoconferencing and web design. Stop
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.
Online grading systems, included
Preliminary analysis shows
WordPress–Techniques for Supercharging Learning in Distance
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,
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
classmates via social networking. What
and student engagement.
Education J. Barry DuVall, College of Technology
Communication class provided online
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.
their “personal space”? I will welcome discussions
networking tool and whether it should be allowed into our classroom.
Streaming Video through the Library Jeanne Hoover and Clark Nall, Academic
Joyner Library has a growing collection of streaming video databases. Subjects covered
QR Codes Make “Learning On
science, business, and history.
Demand” a Virtual Reality Elizabeth
videos are documentaries or educational.
Hodge and Abbie Brown, College of Education
Professors can assign videos for classes
(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
OET - We do it all! Jean Merenda and Bob Fainter, College of
Allied Health Sciences
Laupus Library; come visit us today!
What’s New at Laupus Library? Christine Andresen and Megan Besaw,
Health Sciences Library
Using Wikispaces for Collaborative Knowledge
Master’s-Level Course Cheryl Stevens and
The Office of Educational Technology
(OET) serves the College of Allied Health,
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.
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
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
students & faculty to reserve select
for students’ exams. After the course,
library rooms as needed. New computers
students will be able to continue to use
have also been added on the third floor
this information for comprehensive exams
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
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.
cost-prohibitive. The Nintendo WiiMote
can be used to create a Do-It-Yourself
cooperatively learn about each other’s
interactive whiteboard for less than $50.
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-
must dismiss after a single semester.
based photo storage system. This allows us
These technologies may range from virtual
to create a visual, interactive geographic
This technology makes it possible to
worlds, training simulations, to using web
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
and get results in real time. It is easy to
Robert Quinn, College of Fine Arts and
create multiple choice and open-ended
Integrating Technology Eric Kisling,
College of Education
This presentation will introduce sociotechnical
the successful diffusion of Information
educational needs of your students will help your teaching be successful.
That Increase Student Classroom
Interaction Eboni Baugh, College of Human
questions, and download them into a
Many instructors would benefit from
Kimberly Fleming and Jami Leibowitz, Thomas
the use of an interactive whiteboard in
allows for classroom discussion of the
These forms have changed the way
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.
Carl Twarog, College of
Fine Arts and Communication
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
Feature Set, Mechanics Systems, and all phases of production and scripting.
Use CATCHsystem’s 5 steps to solve
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
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
Runnan, Office for Faculty Excellence
Form over Function! Phillip Allen,
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
assistance to support faculty development. From sponsoring the summer workshop, “Developing
Course: Teaching with Technology” to the
Medicine, with the help of Mi-Co, has
Teaching Online Faculty Interest Group
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.
of CATCHsystem, (1) Messaging, (2)
Wolfe, North Carolina State University
your technology troubles. The 5 steps
Video Game Level Design with Unity3D
The Office of Continuing Studies serves as a bridge between the student at a
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
systems. Continuing Studies conducts
The UNC Online Proctoring Network
its activities in partnership with all units
provides faculty teaching DE courses with
the ability to schedule and administer
Summer School, Distance and Extension
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.
local site for the UNC Online Proctoring
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
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
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.
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
McLawhorn, Emerging Academic Initiatives
partners with ECU faculty to bring live international experiences into our own classrooms. Beyond the Global Understanding class, GAI helps faculty
Information Technology and
Computing Services (ITCS)
classroom, or teach a hybrid course,
Jennifer Raby, Belinda Perkinson, Academic
Academic Computing has many learning
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 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
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
Press where you can create a blog
arrange jointly taught courses, content
Academic Initiatives, please visit our website at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-acad/
OneStop or attending a technology training
site and customize it with the help of
session. To keep up to date on technology
a myriad of templates to make it your
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.
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.
University Multimedia Center Laurie Godwin, Lindsay Thompson
The University Multimedia Center (UMC) is a faculty resource that designs and develops
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.
• Matt Long 11
Information Technology and Computing Services would like to invite you to the 7th annual Think-In! This is a great opportunity to network wi...