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October 4-6, 2013 Atlanta, GA

Advisory Board


he Teaching Professor Technology Conference is designed to provide ideas, information, and inspiration to college faculty in all disciplines who are looking for effective ways to incorporate technology into their teaching. Whether you teach face-to-face, online, blended, or flipped courses (or all of the above), this special Teaching Professor Conference will help you create an effective learning environment. Six reasons why you should attend: 1. Ensure that your teaching remains fresh and invigorated. 2. Learn the latest pedagogical practices for teaching with technology from those who use it themselves every day. 3. Meet, network, and share experiences with like-minded colleagues committed to the most effective uses of technology to enhance teaching and learning. 4. Hear teaching and learning experts with national reputations for practical yet innovative approaches to teaching with technology. 5. Discover emerging teaching and learning technologies and trends. 6. Return to campus armed with new ideas to improve your teaching and share what you’ve learned with colleagues.

“There are lots of dedicated professors that care about teaching and learning and it is a wonderful place to connect with such individuals. You will come away energized with new ideas and affirmations that your work and thinking about teaching and learning really do matter — to students and to other faculty.” — Teaching Professor Conference Attendee, George Mason University

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eet the 2013 Teaching Professor Technology Conference Advisory Board The advisory board reviews, rates, and selects the top workshop proposals. Conference Chair J. Ricky Cox Professor of Chemistry Murray State University

Conference Advisor Ike Shibley Associate Professor of Chemistry Penn State Berks

“Even for professors who have been in the classroom for many years, this conference offered many new and useful ideas for dealing with practical issues. Absolutely a worthwhile experience and I look forward to future conferences.” — Teaching Professor Conference Attendee, University of Alaska Anchorage

Advisory Board Members Maryellen Weimer Editor, The Teaching Professor newsletter Professor Emerita, Penn State Berks

Catherine Stover Managing Editor Magna Publications

Tim Wilson Assistant Professor University of Western Ontario

Kim Hardy Executive Director of Student Success and Learning Engagement Florida State College in Jacksonville

Oliver (Ollie) Dreon Assistant Professor and Director for the Center for Academic Excellence Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Renee Cicchino Senior Instructional Designer with the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center Seton Hall University

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Conference Schedule

Plenary Sessions

Preconference Workshops (Additional Fee) 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Partner Displays Open 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Preconference Workshop 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Preconference Workshop 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Preconference Workshop Conference 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Conference Welcome 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Opening Plenary Session 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Reception, Poster Sessions, and Partner Mingle 8:00 p.m. Dinner and evening on your own*

Saturday, October 5, 2013 7:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. 4:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 5:15 p.m.

Registration Open Partner Displays Open Continental Breakfast Breakfast Plenary Session 8 Concurrent Active Learning Workshops 8 Concurrent Active Learning Workshops Lunch Luncheon Plenary Session 8 Concurrent Best Practice Presentations 8 Concurrent Best Practice Presentations 8 Concurrent Best Practice Presentations 8 Concurrent Best Practice Presentations Dinner and evening on your own*

Sunday, October 6, 2013 8:00 a.m. – Noon 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 11:30 a.m. – Noon Noon – 1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

Registration Open Continental Breakfast 8 Concurrent Active Learning Workshops 8 Concurrent Best Practice Presentations 8 Concurrent Best Practice Presentations Lunch and Informal Discussions Conference Adjourns

*Enjoy Dinner With Your Peers! Near the conference registration desk there will be a sign-up sheet where you can plan your dinner with other attendees at a variety of restaurants. Continue the great conversations you started, begin new ones, and meet other motivated teaching and learning professionals.

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Opening Plenary Session Friday, October 4, 2013 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Luncheon Plenary Session Saturday, October 5, 2013 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.

The Teaching Professor in 2020: The Vortex of Technology: Shaping the Future in a Time of Enabling and Enhancing Rapid Change Engagement with Students Presenter: Joshua M. Kim, Director of Learning and Technology for Dartmouth’s Master of Health Care Delivery Science Higher education is poised to undergo more change in the next seven years than the past 70. The convergence of a set of powerful trends, ranging from continued upward cost pressures and declining public investments, has accelerated the pressure on institutions of higher education to increase their levels of productivity. In this talk, we will review new technologies and new business models, and discuss how these forces will change the role of the teaching professor in the next decade. Some of the questions that we will explore will include: • What are the possible scenarios of what a teaching faculty position may look like in 2020 given the trajectory of the technological, economic, and policy trends? • How can today’s teaching faculty play an active role in shaping the destiny of the profession by engaging with the opportunities that new technologies may afford? • What are the skills and abilities that today’s teaching professors must develop in order to thrive in a higher education system that is being fundamentally re-ordered by the forces of technology, competition, and scarcity?

Presenter: Ray Schroeder, Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Illinois Springfield Technology enables our teaching and student learning in new and unique ways. Big data has arrived in the classroom bringing with it analytics, dashboards, adaptive learning, and accommodations for individual needs. We are blending, flipping, and simulating more than ever before. At the vortex of all of these technologies is the faculty-student relationship. This talk explores how technology changes the dynamic between faculty and students. Technology can take the rote out of teaching and enable us to devote energy and enthusiasm in addressing individual student needs and differences.

“I picked up tips on technology applications and enhancements, on grading, on plagiarism, on student expectations. I also learned that there are still many of us out there of all ages who love what we do and who are actively engaged in making our student learning experiences richer.”— Teaching Professor Conference Attendee, Ohio Dominican University

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Invited Presenters The Teaching Professor Technology Conference offers more than 70 sessions for you to choose from. We invite experts who possess recognized knowledge about a particular instructional area regarding teaching with technology. Here are the invited presenters for the 2013 conference:

Using the iPad in Your Classroom Presenter: Dave Yearwood, Professor and Chair of the Technology Department at the University of North Dakota The exploration of iPads in this session will begin with a review of the basics through some advanced functions, including how the iPad can become an effective educational tool to engage and provide rich content to students anytime, anyplace. Session participants will evaluate various productivity and educational apps for suitability in both F2F and online environments. Keywords: iPad, educational technology, apps, creating tutorials

“My takeaways are a series of ‘ah-ha’ moments — so much to think about and so many ways to teach differently and with better outcomes. My college made a great investment in sponsoring me.” — Teaching Professor Conference Attendee, State College of Denver

Managing Online Faculty Development: The Sloan-C Online Teaching Certificate Presenter: Bruce Chaloux, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Sloan Consortium The Sloan Consortium, the leading professional online learning society devoted to advancing quality online learning into the mainstream of education, has established the Sloan-C Online Teaching Certificate. The certificate program is designed to prepare educators to teach and improve online courses using the Sloan-C pillars of quality in online education. Learn more about this unique program, how it is structured to encourage skill development and practical application, and how it is being deployed by institutions to meet their faculty development needs. This session is sponsored by Sloan-C. Keywords: online faculty development, teaching certificate, Sloan Consortium

The Human Touch and Communication in Online Learning Presenters: Jill Schiefelbein, former director of online programs for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University Human interaction is the key factor that determines the ultimate success or failure of any technological tool. Discover how teaching through effective communication practices truly makes the difference in creating a positive learning experience in the virtual classroom. Participants will gain an understanding of multiple ways to create meaningful student-to-student,

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student-to-instructor, and student-tocontent connections that will strengthen online course outcomes. Keywords: communication practices, virtual classroom, online learning

Effective Strategies for the Diverse Learning Environment Presenter: Kim Hardy, Executive Director of Student Success and Learning Engagement at Florida State College at Jacksonville There are a number of factors to consider when it comes to success in the online classroom, particularly with the diversity of today’s learners. Adult learners in particular face many challenges, and typically approach learning in a different context than their younger counterparts. This session will offer strategies for working with a diverse student population in the online classroom, particularly focused on the adult learner, and provide a broader perspective of the issues surrounding these students’ needs in an evolving educational landscape. Keywords: diverse learning environment, online learning, learning strategies

Tools and Tips for the Beginning Screencaster Presenter: Oliver Dreon, Assistant Professor and Director for the Center for Academic Excellence, Millersville University of Pennsylvania With a host of easy-to-use and inexpensive applications for screencasting and recording lessons, instructors now have the ability to become de-facto instructional

designers for their online, flipped, and face-to-face courses. Following multimedia principles developed by Richard Mayer (and others), we will consider effective screencasting design. The principles are based in exhaustive research that Mayer conducted on the most optimal ways to present information through text and graphic form to impact learning. We will identify several multimedia principles that relate to screencasting and demonstrate ways to incorporate the principles to effectively create screencasts. Keywords: screencasting, multimedia principles, instructional design, recording lessons

Using Course Development Templates to Develop Quality Online & Hybrid Courses Presenter: Renee Cicchino, Senior Instructional Designer with the Teaching, Learning and Technology Center at Seton Hall University The increased demand for quality online and hybrid courses has instructional designers, faculty, and program directors scrambling to build courses quickly. Learn how to rapidly develop courses while meeting quality assurance standards. The presenter will share the course development templates used at Seton Hall University and will discuss how to customize the course templates based on institutional policy. Participants will leave with the tools to rapidly develop quality online and hybrid courses. Keywords: course development templates, online course development, quality standards

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Optional Preconference Workshops

Friday, October 4, 2013 | $185 each

Engaging Student Interactions: In Class and Online

Designing a Technology Plan for a Learner-Centered Classroom

Flip a Lesson: Enhance Student Learning and Engagement

8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Presenters: Maryellen Weimer, editor of The Teaching Professor newsletter and professor emerita of Teaching and Learning at Penn State Berks; and Lolita Paff, Associate Professor of Business Economics at Penn State Berks Classroom interaction can engage students, develop important communication skills, and promote learning. But it often fails to do so. Rarely does participation in class or online segue into robust intellectual exchanges that leave students with new ideas, different perspectives, and follow-up questions. Good classroom interaction involves teacher and student skills that can be developed. This is an interactive workshop that provides participants with greater insights into classroom interaction, plenty of practical strategies, questions that merit further consideration, a good collection of resources, and a renewed commitment to more and better classroom interaction. In this workshop, participants will: • Consider the role of classroom policies in promoting — or discouraging — student contributions to discussions • Explore student engagement techniques for online and face-toface classes • Explore methods of assessing interaction and discussion in online and face-to-face classes Keywords: student engagement, interaction, class discussions, learnercentered

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Presenters: Ivan A. Shibley, Jr., Associate Professor of Chemistry at Penn State Berks; and Lisa R. Shibley, Assistant Vice President for Institutional Assessment and Planning at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. This workshop will help you take a proactive approach to making changes in your use of technology in your classroom. We will review the broad technological categories and link them to learner-centered teaching strategies. We will use case study-based discussions to generate an action plan for implementing learner-centered technology. By participating in this preconference workshop you will: • Connect your goals for implementing technology to the concepts of a learner-centered classroom • Link technological tools with learning objectives • Employ a rubric to identify appropriate learner-centered technology • Design an action plan for implementing desired change Keywords: technology plan, pedagogy, course improvement, classroom climate, leadership

1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Presenter: Barbi Honeycutt is the Director of Graduate Teaching Programs and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership, Policy, Adult and Higher Education in the College of Education at North Carolina State University Bring a lesson plan to this preconference workshop and we’ll flip it! In this interactive workshop, you will put your lesson planning skills to test when you create a flipped lesson from start to finish. You will analyze current definitions and models of the flipped class, experience a variety of flipped strategies, and design your own flipped lesson and assessment plan. This preconference workshop will be packed with flipped strategies so you can experience this dynamic learning environment for yourself. All of the strategies, tools, and resources used in the workshop will be revealed to you at the end of the session. Reverse the way you design the

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learning environment so students engage in activities, apply course concepts, and focus on higher level learning outcomes during class time. You switch from instructor-centered design to participant-centered design that allows you to create a learning environment that is engaging, motivational, and productive. In this workshop, you will: • Analyze current definitions and models for the flipped class • Identify flippable moments in your lesson • Explore a variety of ideas and strategies for flipping your lesson • Create an assessment plan for your lesson All participants will receive a resource packet that includes a references list, worksheets, articles, and templates. Keywords: flipped class, higher level learning outcomes, participantcentered design, teaching strategies

“I was inspired by ideas that would help me to add new dimensions to my classrooms, both face-to-face and online.” — Teaching Professor Conference Attendee, University of Illinois, Springfield

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Selected Presenters



he call for proposals for The Teaching Professor Technology Conference generated more than 250 submissions. Those selected for the conference program have been blind reviewed by our faculty advisory panel using a rubric posted on The Teaching Professor Conference website.

Best Practice Presentations and Active Learning Workshops Atlanta is home to a rich history and a dynamic present. It boasts some decidedly unique attractions including the world’s largest aquarium, the country’s largest drive-in, and a dazzling array of museums, galleries, restaurants, and clubs.

Poster Sessions Faculty members will display a visual representation highlighting content of a model or strategy for teaching and learning with technology. Conference delegates can meet with the designers of the poster for question and answers regarding the project, program, or research.

“We brought back many instructional strategies to share with our colleagues across many disciplines at our university campus.” — Teaching Professor Conference Attendee, Ohio University, Lancaster

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• Complimentary wireless internet will be available in all conference presentation rooms, common space, and guest rooms. • The hotel is offering reduced valet parking of $25 per day.

Travel The closest airport for this conference is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) which is about 15 minutes from the hotel.

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The Westin Peachtree Plaza 210 Peachtree St. • Atlanta, GA 30303 The Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel is a skyline icon and overlooks some of the best attractions in Atlanta. Located in the heart of downtown, the CNN Center, Georgia Aquarium, Georgia World Congress Center, World of Coke, and the Georgia Dome are only steps away. The Teaching Professor Technology Conference Room Rate — $170 for single, double, triple, or quad rooms. Rates do not include state and local taxes, which are 16%. • Reservations must be made before Wednesday, September 11, 2013 to receive the reduced rate. • Reduced rates are available 3 days before and after the conference dates, based on availability. • To make your reservation, please call The Westin Peachtree Plaza at 800-937-8461 and tell them you’re attending The Teaching Professor Technology Conference to receive the reduced rate.

By MARTA (the underground rail system) The hotel is located at Peachtree Center Station, stop #N1. By Hotel Shuttle Guests are welcome to use The Atlanta Airport Shuttle Service (TAASS) for transportation to and from the airport. The cost is $16.50 one way per person or $29 round trip per person. Reservations are required; please call 404-941-3440 or visit By Taxi Taxicab service is located in the Yellow Bus aisle outside of the airport. Cab fare is approximately $30 one way. ▼


In the 30-minute Best Practice Presentations, each how-to demonstration concentrates on one approach to using technology in education. The 75-minute Active Learning Workshops give you a more in-depth learning experience, focusing on solutions to specific pedagogical and technological challenges.

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