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Monday, May 19
 

TBA

Recharge Room!
Get recharged ANYTIME in our Recharge room - located in the Chancellor Ballroom. Grab a quick power boost, take a break to check email or chat around the water cooler.

Come and go as you please!

And be sure to come back for our reception Tuesday early evening. 

Enjoy the new 'Recharge' room! 

Monday May 19, 2014 TBA
Chancellor Ballroom

12:00pm

2:00pm

Full Service to Guided Self Service Media Production
In the past, media production was limited to a handful of media professionals and required budget lines and dedicated high end equipment. | | Quality digital media projects can now be created with the guided assistance of media experts from around campus.  | | Topics will cover media creation options including screen recording, microlectures, shooting in the "field", and methods of captioning. | | Come explore methods that will enable you to create media on your own without angst. | | Come explore methods that will enable you to create media on your own.


Monday May 19, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Knowledge Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices Smart phone, tablet, or laptop are optional. It will be useful to have a device in front of you if you wish to look at online tools in real time.

2:00pm

Going Live: A Pilot Training Program for Online Synchronous Language Teaching
In all the leading rubrics for quality assessment (QOCI, Quality Matters, Quality Scorecard, and more) online faculty training is recognized as an important indicator of quality in online courses and programs; however, at many institutions, its development seems to be lagging behind the rapid growth of online offerings. | This presentation will illustrate the efforts currently under way at UIUC to tap into the expertise of different stakeholders (classroom instructors, academic program directors, and the newly-formed Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning) to create a pilot program addressing specific training needs. From needs analysis to the actual process of designing the training program to a final assessment of its effectiveness, this project aims at creating a model that could later be adapted and respond to different training needs, on our campus and elsewhere. |


Monday May 19, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Technology Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device required

2:00pm

Peer Assessments: Small and At Scale
Learn how emerging practices in using peer assessments in large scale MOOCs inform the application of peer assessments in campus courses.

Speakers

Monday May 19, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Excellence Room
  • Software and Apps Simply a Web browser.
  • Devices No special device required

2:00pm

Supermodels - Not just models for training faculty and linking with course quality
There are theories, then there are models. Then there are models that tie it all together, supermodels? ION identified a set of competencies needed for effective online teaching in 2007. The competencies that are trainable are all addressed by the courses in ION's Master Online Teacher certificate program. Let Scott tell you about it and you can help review and revise the list.

Speakers

Monday May 19, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Humanities Room
  • Software and Apps Standard web browser and ability to generate text and/or work on a collaborative document.
  • Devices I am not aware of any limitations at this time.

2:00pm

Effective lab instruction by flipping with eText@Illinois
Materials Science and Engineering at Illinois is flipping its lab instruction. Join this panel to discover how eText@Illinois - the multimedia, online course content delivery platform - has caused a vast improvement in information organization and resulted in better-prepared students, who in the end, learn the hands on experiments more completely. eText is helping increase the level of learning in MatSE students as its use expands to all undergraduate lab courses.


Monday May 19, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Alma Mater Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device required

2:00pm

Interactive Multimodal Principles: Using all the Bells and Whistles!
The purpose of this session is to introduce interactive multimodal learning (Moreno & Mayer, 2007) and apply these principles to online instructional design. Multimodal learning uses two different modes to present content knowledge. Students integrate information from the different modes into their working memory. Instructional design principles for interactive multimodal learning environments will enhance cognitive transfer in online education by adding interactive, dynamic methods. The participants will experience examples of multimodal learning and identify methods appropriate to their own settings.

Speakers

Monday May 19, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Quad Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices laptop

3:00pm

A New Take on Program Assessment - Excellence without Exhaustion
In an ever increasing call for accountability, faculty are being asked to engage more frequently in the assessment of their programs. With a little bit of knowledge and a dash of initiative, this is one area where faculty can help their programs excel. By leveraging proven assessment strategies from across disciplines, you will acquire strategies that will help measure, improve, and strengthen student learning in your program without leaving you exhausted.

Speakers

Monday May 19, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Excellence Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device required

3:00pm

Quick and Easy Screen Captures with Skitch
Looking to easily capture, annotate, and share images with your classes or in your research? Try Skitch by Evernote. This free software is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android. Amaze your students, your colleagues and yourself!


Monday May 19, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Alma Mater Room
  • Software and Apps http://evernote.com/skitch/
  • Devices Windows, Mac, iOS device, and Android. This topic was selected because it is available on so many devices.

3:00pm

Teaching & Learning with Tablets: The Next Generation
This session will explore the practical side of new hybrid tablets in the classroom from a teaching perspective. Practical everyday educational uses will be explored featuring the next generation of Windows 8.1 tablets. Tips and tricks will be shared along with workflow examples for everyday teaching and learning activities. Examples of using digital ink for note-taking and grading, screencasts for flipping the classroom, and new wireless display technologies will be shared.

Speakers

Monday May 19, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Technology Room
  • Software and Apps free Microsoft account helpful if participants want to follow along on their own device
  • Devices presentation targeted to Windows 8.1 devices but other tablets can also be used and adapted <br /> Office Web Apps and OneDrive cloud storage are available online with a free Microsoft account

3:00pm

Why Good Writing Matters for College and Career Readiness
A Project Conducted by the South Metropolita Higher Education Consortium Writing Across the Institutions Project for Assessing College Level Writing. An overview of the writing assessment process,assessment rubric, and anchor papers developed by thirteen colleges and universities in the South Suburban Chicago Area.The purpose of the project was to improve writng instruction through cross-institutional collaboration.


Monday May 19, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Loyalty Room
  • Software and Apps Not sure
  • Devices Not sure

3:00pm

The Makerspace Movement in Teaching and Learning
The Maker Movement is upon us. Some describe this as the next chapter in the industrial revolution. In this panel session we look at three makerspaces in the local community to further investigate this movement, its place in the teaching and learning environment, and how these resources can be leveraged. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in the maker materials that we will have available.


Monday May 19, 2014 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Lincoln Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device required

3:00pm

Getting Better Research from Your Students
Are you tired of your students turning in papers and projects having cited sub-par resources? Have no fear, the librarians are here! This session will begin with discussion about the expectations and realities of student research skills at all levels of higher education. We will then give you ideas to create or revise assignments that teach both search and source evaluation skills, improving the quality of student research.


Monday May 19, 2014 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Humanities Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices Laptops or tablets

4:00pm

Using Web Analytics to Measure Visitor Engagement With Website Content
This proposal involves demonstrating the use of Alexa, a web analytics package, to measure visitor engagement with the content of political and religious websites. Those attending the session will download the toolbar on their devices and plug in the URL of a sample website. I will go through the data and explain the significance of each data point as a measure of visitor engagement.After the initial demonstration, the audience will be invited to download the toolbar and try it out with the institutional or organizational website of their choice.I have considerable experience using these analytical packages and will have just finished using one in an online course to measure engagement with religious websites.


Monday May 19, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Loyalty Room

4:00pm

Your next favorite top 10 iPad apps
Do you have a favorite iPad app? There are several new apps and redesigned apps that may make your life as a faculty member or campus administrator more efficient. This session will look at 10 apps that assist higher education professionals with managing their work. Bring your iPad to this session and we’ll explore apps for productivity and efficiency. While this session will focus specifically on iPad apps, many of those discussed may also be available for android devices.


Monday May 19, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Alma Mater Room
  • Software and Apps this session will explore 10 apps that may assist the higher education professional in work flow. A connection to the App store will be necessary.
  • Devices iPad

4:00pm

StackExchange, A game of discussions
This workshop introduces faculty to StackExchange --an online discussion forum that handles itself as a game. In this forum, students earn reputation points by posting thoughtful questions and helpful answers to others. The benefits of this setting for the student are twofold: First, it challenges the student to think before posting and second, students engage in meaningful discussions with a very large community of specialists. We will also discuss grading models and uses.


Monday May 19, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Technology Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required (except for a web browser)
  • Devices Laptops are preferable. Tablets and phones are ok too.

4:00pm

Support All Online Students via Universal Design for Learning
This presentation focuses on increasing online-student retention and satisfaction by applying the tenets of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) into higher-education online-course design. UDL strategies are typically discussed as ways of accommodating learners with disabilities, but they make online environments more engaging and flexible for all learners. Participants will take away five specific actions they can implement in order to incorporate UDL principles into their online courses.

Speakers

Monday May 19, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Knowledge Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device required

5:30pm

Dinner & Keynote Speaker - Alec Couros

Identity, Networks, & Connected Learning

Alec Couros, PhD, ICT Coordinator, Information and Communication Technologies, University of Regina 


Speakers
AC

Alec Couros

Alec Couros, PhD, ICT Coordinator, Information and Communication Technologies, University of Regina


Monday May 19, 2014 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Illinois Ballroom
 
Tuesday, May 20
 

TBA

Recharge Room!
Get recharged ANYTIME in our Recharge room - located in the Chancellor Ballroom. Grab a quick power boost, take a break to check email or chat around the water cooler.

Come and go as you please!

And be sure to come back for our reception Tuesday early evening. 

Enjoy the new 'Recharge' room! 

Tuesday May 20, 2014 TBA
Chancellor Ballroom

7:30am

Birds of a Feather - Flexible Learning Spaces

Led by an experienced facilitator, these early morning discussion sessions provide opportunities for colleagues to come together around topics of mutual interest. 

Let’s dream big and share ideas about build- ing flexible classrooms and informal learning spaces on our campuses. Drawing materials will be provided! 


Moderators
Tuesday May 20, 2014 7:30am - 8:25am
Knowledge Room

7:30am

Birds of a Feather - Share and Tell: Favorite Apps

Led by an experienced facilitator, these early morning discussion sessions provide opportunities for colleagues to come together around topics of mutual interest. 

Do you have a favorite app, website, software, or hardware that works well for you? This show and tell session is a great place to exchange ideas and learn something new. 


Moderators
MK

Marybeth Kasick

Governor's State

Tuesday May 20, 2014 7:30am - 8:25am
Excellence Room

9:00am

Use recorded audio comments to respond to students' work
In the course of this session, participants will learn to create digital audio files with which they provide their students' with responses and evaluations of their work. Hands-on experience with free audio editing software (Audacity by SourceForge) will allow participants to create recordings of their voices and enhance those recordings with musical (and other audio) introductions and accompaniments. Each participant will create one practice recorded audio comment. Recorded audio comments are good teaching (multi-sensory, multi-media) and they are fun.

Be sure to review the list of devices and software and apps that are recommended! 

Speakers

Tuesday May 20, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Alma Mater Room
  • Software and Apps http://audacity.sourceforge.net/
  • Devices <strong>Bring a laptop or tablet loaded with audio editing software.</strong> The free software I use is Audacity by SourceForge. Macs usually come loaded with Garage Band, which will work great. Any software that allows you to record, edit, and export an mp3 file will work. <br /> Before you come to this session, practice recording and playing back your voice with your device. If possible, bring with you a simple microphone or headset device that can help you make a better quality recording. I will provide a few plug-in microphones for those who don't have their own. <br /> Finally, your experience with recorded audio comments will be enhanced if you also have one or more music files (e.g., mp3) that you will edit and add to your audio comments. Just like on NPR!

9:00am

Embodying Music of Slaves: An Experiential Approach Towards Black Music Performance
Music educators and performance scholars have long established the importance of incorporating a hands-on approach into the teaching process. Experiential method can help students to gain in-depth understanding of concepts. Additionally, it helps to develop their ability to understand and speak articulately about the concept, instill passion for learning, confidence, and improve self-esteem. In my music classes, I engage my students in a holistic approach in which theory and practice weave through and around each another. Students sing, dance, play games, and complete assignments that are challenging and transforming. My music classroom is live! | In the Fall 2009, I designed a project for my Black Music I (MUS 153) class. The assignment requires students to research and study the life of an enslaved African in the United States of America, Brazil, or Haiti, then bring that character to life through a 2-minute monologue with song. Can or should once-distant sensibilities, in this case slavery, spirituals, and work songs, be melded considering my mid-western students’ radically different social, historical, and racial contexts? What negotiations take place? In this presentation, I will share the results—excerpts from student performances and feedback—and insights gained from the Character Portrayals in which my mostly white students “perform slavery.”


Tuesday May 20, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Humanities Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices Laptop with macOSX, PROJECTOR WITH SCREEN, CD/DVD PLAYER

9:00am

Make 'Em Laugh (And You Should): Humor in the Classroom
The use of humor is effective in motivating students, relieving anxiety, and building rapport. It is also awesome. We’ll talk about why you should bring humor into the classroom, the types of humor available to you, the types of humor to avoid, and more! Absolutely no giraffes or harmonicas permitted!!

Speakers

Tuesday May 20, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Quad Room
  • Software and Apps No special software or apps are recommended. Not even a sense of humor, when you come right down to it, though it helps.
  • Devices No special device required

9:00am

Student-Driven Inquiry-Based Learning in a Biology Laboratory Class
As part of a new laboratory curriculum design, the undergraduate core Molecular and Cellular Biology laboratory courses at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, have adopted a new approach to student learning. We have developed a student-driven laboratory course design whereby we pose a scientific question that the student then answers over the course of the semester. We changed our approach because we wanted better skill development in the areas of application and data analysis.

Speakers

Tuesday May 20, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Loyalty Room
  • Software and Apps Microsoft Office
  • Devices Laptop or tablet

9:00am

Teaching the missing basic concepts in math
Just can’t believe the math concepts your students seem to be missing? | Operations with integers, working with fractions, and understanding basic operations with variables (e.g., 2x + 4 = 4x) and exponents involve concepts that leave many college students on shaky ground because they have a grade school understanding of the concepts. I’ll share the stories and manipulatives and practice with transferring knowledge that help students develop the conceptual foundation they need. |

Speakers

Tuesday May 20, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Knowledge Room
  • Software and Apps Anything with a browser would do
  • Devices Since I'll be referring to some websites with online activities, a device with internet access would be helpful. However, for the most part I'll be using physical objects and pencil and paper.

9:00am

The Power of Google Plus and Google Hangouts On Air for Every Discipline
You have Facebook. You've given twitter a go. Maybe you've shared your dinner photo on Instagram. But have you tried Google Plus? G+ is a very useful tool to get information you want to share out to the general public or in specified groups. Capitalizing on Google Hangouts on Air to stream discussions and archive them on YouTube is a powerful a way to create content for your business or classroom. Hosted by social media expert, Joanne Manaster. |

Speakers

Tuesday May 20, 2014 9:00am - 10:50am
Lincoln Room
  • Software and Apps https://tools.google.com/dlpage/hangoutplugin
  • Devices Any smartphone, laptop or tablet that can connect to Gmail and subsequently Google Plus is required. If participants want to try group hangouts on air, they should have a webcam and earphones/earbuds.

10:00am

Mobile Learning: Screencasting - Create, Explain and Share Using Your Mobile Device
Creating online instructional materials is often a complex task that requires somewhat expensive software. However, it’s possible to create | online lessons and tutorials using simple free apps on a mobile device! Imagine using a digital whiteboard to draw, write, and annotate, with voice narration to explain the material. Then, share the finished product with students online. In this hand-on session, we will investigate several mobile screencasting apps, most of which are free. This workshop will focus on apps for both the Apple iPad and Android devices. Participants are encouraged to install apps before hand and bring their devices to the session.


Tuesday May 20, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Alma Mater Room
  • Software and Apps www.educreations.com/)
  • Devices Participants requested to bring either an Apple iPad or Android tablet.

10:00am

Balance and Boundaries: Appropriate Class Engagement with Social Media
Incorporating social media into courses is becoming an established pedagogical practice. However, questions remain regarding the appropriate management of faculty-student boundaries when moving into spaces designed for social interaction. McEwan and Smith will discuss using Facebook groups to move course content and interactions beyond the classroom and create class community. This discussion will provide a case study to apply strategies faculty can use to maintain appropriate boundaries with students while engaging in social media spaces.


Tuesday May 20, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Quad Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices We do not need any special devices.

10:00am

Using Instructor Video Vignettes to Highlight Transformative Teaching & Emerging Technologies
We will explore 8 to 10 innovative teaching practices, ranging from creative classroom assignments and activities to new twists on office hours and service learning. We will see how mobile tablets and social media are transforming the traditional lecture. Each innovation will be presented as a short video vignette, where instructors share their inspiration and methodology. These video vignettes have proven successful at our campus and hold promise for anyone seeking to market best teaching practices.

Speakers
RB

Robert Baird

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Tuesday May 20, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Humanities Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device required

10:00am

Using Moodle to create a simulated high stakes testing environment
Graduate performance on high stakes licensure exams is a critical outcome for professional degree programs. To prepare undergraduate students for the NCLEX-RN, the computerized licensing exam for professional nurses, faculty created a simulated high stakes testing environment. First, faculty completed Moodle training modules, next course tests based on the NLCEX-RN were launched and then test items were analyzed for validity and reliability. This successful design can be replicated in other professional degree programs.


Tuesday May 20, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Loyalty Room
  • Software and Apps Firefox
  • Devices No special device required

11:00am

Create, Share, and Collaborate with Google Docs
Google offers a robust ecosystem of free productivity software that can revolutionize the way you work. With Google Docs (and its umbrella, Google Drive), you can create a variety of document types safely in the cloud, and easily share or collaborate on them with colleagues. Additionally, with Google Docs you can say good-bye to having multiple versions of the same file, depending on USB drives, learning over-complicated user interfaces, and buying expensive software.

Speakers

Tuesday May 20, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Lincoln Room

11:00am

Online Assessments are NOT Just for Grading!
Need ideas for assessing online students beyond testing? Come find out about a wide variety of assessment techniques that provide important diagnostic and formative information. These techniques can easily be adapted to effectively measure students’ background, perceptions, and learning, as well as to measure your online instruction. Participants will have an opportunity to develop assessments of their own.


Tuesday May 20, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Excellence Room
  • Software and Apps Do not recommend any special software or apps be downloaded before the presentation.
  • Devices Recommend: Laptop with Windows/MacOSX, Tablets such as iPad, Windows or Android, Other mobile devices such as iPod Touch, etc.

11:00am

Accessibility in the Classroom
Join two Disability Specialists for a conversation on accessibility in the classroom. This presentation will cover federal and state guidelines/mandates, best practices, and software choices for creating accessible course content. We will also look at the challenges in staying accessible in the quickly changing classroom environments such as MOOCs and flipped classes.


Tuesday May 20, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Loyalty Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device required

11:00am

Engaging students in large enrollment courses with and without technologies
One of the most challenging aspects of a large enrollment course is to engage students to actively contribute in enriching their learning environment, especially when lectures are the main format of instructional delivery. I employ a two pronged approach to create meaningful interactions with my large student audience during class: 1) using some of the newest technologies, such as tablets; 2) staging demonstrations by students to engage in “peer-teaching” activities.

Speakers

Tuesday May 20, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Alma Mater Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device required

11:00am

Peer assessment as a learning tool for minimal instructor presence: Lessons learned
Peer assessment in large online courses offers a way to minimize teacher grading chores while adding a tool to the learning plan for increasing critical thinking. One university constrained the model to one-way feedback and peer scoring on first attempt—with negative outcomes. Come hear the story of student dissatisfaction as told by a frustrated academic mentor (and course designer) who tried to change things for the better, and failed. While here, share your story!


Tuesday May 20, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Humanities Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device required

12:00pm

Lunch and Speaker - Kimberly Lawless

Developing 21st Century Global Citizens: Focusing on Why We Do What We Do

Kimberly Lawless, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, University Illinois at Chicago 


Speakers
KL

Kimberly Lawless

Kimberly Lawless, PhD, Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education, University Illinois at Chicago


Tuesday May 20, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Illinois Ballroom

2:00pm

Dialogical Mentoring: Development of Literacy Teacher Candidates
Guided by state and national standards frameworks and criterion, a teacher education program at an urban-Chicago university examined the dialogical relationships between teacher candidates and mentor teachers. Content parameters emanated from the Illinois Licensure Testing System's reading teacher test objectives and the International Reading Association's Standards for Reading Professionals. Whereas, the School Code of Illinois as well as InTASC Standards, and edTPA provided the call for mentoring relationships within and between our schools and teacher preparation programs.

Speakers

Tuesday May 20, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Loyalty Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices None to recommend

2:00pm

Library tools for digital scholarship: Shared Shelf and ExploreCU
Shared Shelf organizes and makes accessible media files such as images and video. Users can "publish" files to several targets, including ARTstor. Using Shared Shelf, units contribute to a centralized digital collection for campus scholars to use for teaching and research. | | ExploreCU is a mobile app and website that aggregates information about Champaign-Urbana through user generated content. As a classroom assignment, ExploreCU offers students the opportunity to publish their research while benefiting the community. |


Tuesday May 20, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Humanities Room
  • Software and Apps ExploreCU.org
  • Devices A laptop with Windows / Mac OSX

2:00pm

Social Media's Place in Education - A Positive Spin
We utilize Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as methods of connecting students, faculty, alumni and the public to campus. Student engagement should increase which should translate to increased retention and possible recruitment of future students. Directly, faculty are looking for instruments to generate numerical data that provide evidence of active learning. Indirectly, use of social media has the potential for alumni and public perceptions of the institution, which may translate into donations to the university.


Tuesday May 20, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Alma Mater Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices Other than projector,no devices needed. |

2:00pm

Giving Feedback without Giving Out!
Feedback is key to learning outcomes and student satisfaction. However, for teachers it can also be very time consuming and increase faculty workload. This workshop will provide effective and efficient strategies for faculty to provide quality feedback to their students.

Speakers

Tuesday May 20, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Knowledge Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices Learners may find it helpful to bring a device to make notes or follow along--e.g., Laptop with Windows/MacOSX, tablets such as iPad, Windows or Android, Other mobile devices such as iPod Touch, etc.

2:00pm

Modernizing Faculty Development for Online Learning Programs
Modernizing Faculty Development for Online Learning Programs: In this session, we will share successful methods for creating and implementing a mastery in online teaching certificate program at the University of Illinois Springfield. Methods for securing administrative support and faculty buy-in will be discussed. The certificate program is comprised of self-paced, adaptive learning modules and includes the effective use of the Mozilla Open Badges project.


Tuesday May 20, 2014 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Quad Room
  • Software and Apps http://www.polleverywhere.com/
  • Devices Any mobile device using Android or iOS will work for the session. Most participants will be able to use their mobile phones to participate in polls.

2:00pm

Promoting Effective Group Work Through Effective Teaching
Participants will use a theoretically-grounded, classroom-tested, collaborative process to identify and address some of the challenges that face instructors who want to engage students in collaborative group undertakings. The process can then be applied in any classroom in any discipline to teach student groups to solve group problems on their own, resulting in more autonomy (and more success) for the groups and less stress for the instructor. Highly participatory. Come prepared to think and work!


Tuesday May 20, 2014 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Lincoln Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device required

3:00pm

Responsible Professional Practices in Research
This session is designed for individuals who conduct research and writing for publication in any field. The attendees will have a chance to participate in discussion on research ethics, good professional practices, and research integrity in general. An overview of ethical and professional issues affecting scientific research and publishing will be provided. The discussion forum will specifically focus on group policies, individual development plans and assessment. At the end of the session, participants will be given a short study case and/or quiz which will help to reinforce the introduced/discussed topics.

Speakers

Tuesday May 20, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Loyalty Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device is recommended. However, any electronic device with an internet access might be useful.

3:00pm

Teaching with Infographics to Foster Critical Thinking and Statistical Literacy
Infographics turn data and information into compelling visuals. They can describe an event, explain a process, or tease meaning out of complex data, but more than anything, infographics tell stories. You can use infographics to help students visualize new information or challenge students to research and create their own. In this workshop, you will learn how to design and develop infographics that tell rich visual stories using simple free software.


Tuesday May 20, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Alma Mater Room
  • Software and Apps A browser (Firefox or Chrome recommended, but any will work)
  • Devices Laptop with either Windows or Mac

3:00pm

Thinking Together: e-Learning Enhanced and Online Course Design
Hear about and gain insights from an instructor who added e-Learning elements to current face-to-face courses simultaneous to the development of a new online course. See and interact with samples from both endeavors. Learn how the experience of developing these courses in concert made both products stronger and facilitated an expedited know-how regarding technical skills, overall “online” confidence, and increased enthusiasm.

Speakers

Tuesday May 20, 2014 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Technology Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices laptop or tablet, but not necessary

3:00pm

Going the Extra Mile for Digital Privacy and Security:
It is increasingly important for individual faculty, researchers and scientists to be aware of digital security. In this session, you will learn the basics of three tools to help protect your privacy and security. These tools include TOR - a web anonymizer, Truecrypt - a file encryption tool, and GPG - a secure email implementation. Bring your laptop and learn to protect your research, FERPA data, and collaboration interests.


Tuesday May 20, 2014 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Humanities Room
  • Software and Apps https://www.torproject.org/
  • Devices Windows or Mac laptops are recommended for this session. Tablets or smart phones are not recommended.

3:00pm

PowerPoint and Beyond: Thinking Outside the Slide
Oft criticized as an ineffective presentation medium, PowerPoint nonetheless remains a format many faculty are comfortable with, as well as a frequent starting point for online course lecture development. This session explores how we work with faculty to improve the design and accessibility of PowerPoint in its native format. Moving beyond PowerPoint, we will share tools we are developing that leverage faculty familiarity with PowerPoint to produce more interactive and accessible HTML-based e-learning content.


Tuesday May 20, 2014 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Quad Room
  • Software and Apps MS PowerPoint
  • Devices Laptop with Windows/Mac OSX recommended but not required.

4:00pm

Getting Started with D2L / Transitioning from Blackboard
This workshop is intended for participants needing to get started building an online course in Desire2Learn or transitioning from WebCT or Blackboard. This session was designed with ready-made content to work with as participants are walked through step-by-step on how to manage content and build an online course. An overview of the Desire2Learn tools will be discussed. The principles learned in this session also apply to other learning management systems.

Speakers

Tuesday May 20, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Loyalty Room
  • Software and Apps Required: Firefox, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash.<br /> Helpful: MS Office, Quicktime
  • Devices No special device required

4:00pm

Building Quality Graphics for More Effective Learning
During this class participants will learn proven guidelines for planning and creating effective instructional graphics for in-class and online use. This class combines practical graphic production advice with cognitive research and information processing theory that shows that students learn better if appropriately designed graphics are included in instructional presentations. Participants will be provided with examples and exercises that link visual design and instructional design.

Speakers

Tuesday May 20, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Alma Mater Room

4:00pm

Creating an Online program Year one: Lessons Learned from FAA
Learn how the College of Fine and Applied Arts adopted four strategies to support online and e-Learning enhanced course design: Creation of a faculty cohort to collaborate and share best practice, synergy between e-Learning enhanced and online courses efforts to advance pedagogic/technical innovation and faculty growth/confidence, and balancing College-wide consistency with individual course flexibility. See the result of this approach with a best practice showcase of Courses.


Tuesday May 20, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Technology Room
  • Software and Apps Any web browser can access our online materials.
  • Devices Our hands-on materials can be accessed with any standard device (laptop, tablet, iPad, etc).

4:00pm

Flexible Spaces, Flexible Pedagogies
Flexible learning spaces and active learning classrooms are capturing the imagination and capital expenditure dollars of college campuses across the nation, but what kinds of spaces are best for what kinds of learning? This interactive session will explore the intersection between flexible spaces and flexible pedagogies by examining a three-way link between pedagogical approaches, learning activities, and the classroom configurations that meet those objectives. Join the conversation, think creatively, and come away with many new ideas!

Speakers

Tuesday May 20, 2014 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Lincoln Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No devices or apps are required, but laptops are encouraged. All group work will be collected and stored in a shared document.

5:00pm

Reception and Posters
Join us for yummy appetizers, a cash bar, and some excellent posters!

Highlighting Our Campus Experience

Beyond Google Image Search: creating effective posters, memes, and Slides using only powerpoint | Robert Baird, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Big Data and Predictive Analytics to Improve Advising, Retention, and Learning Outcomes | Karen Swan and Bill Bloemer, University of Illinois at Springfield

Emerging Technology: Augmented Reality | Jeff Cross, Eastern Illinois University

Illinois Online Network: Your Faculty Online Professional Development Partner | Scott Johnson, Illinois Online Network (ION)

Technologies You’ll See at UIC | Michael Prais, University of Illinois at Chicago

Using Online Analytics | Stephanie Richter, Northern Illinois University

Homegrown Web-Based Tools for Faculty | Roger & Joyce Runquist, Western Illinois University

Access to Success in Online Graduate Programs for Under-Represented Minorities | Adam Rusch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Universal Design for Learning | Tom Tobin, Northeastern Illinois University

You, Myself, and Students: Classroom Instructor & Librarian Collaboration for Improved Learning Outcomes | Uri Toch, College of Lake County

Flexible Classrooms Support Active Teaching and Learning | Ava Wolf, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

 

Tuesday May 20, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Chancellor Ballroom

6:30pm

Dinner on your own - Bus Trip to Downtown!
Bus transportation provided to Downtown Champaign. 

First bus leaves Conference Center at 6:30.
The last return trip leaves downtown at 10:30. With several return trips in between.

Check out the downtown map with list of restaurants and bus pickup spot

Stick around after the reception to go with us to Downtown Champaign. This provides a great opportunity for us to take advantage of the (hopefully) great Spring weather while enjoying some wonderful local restaurants. We will provide bus transportation between the iHotel Conference Center and Downtown Champaign from 6:30 to 10:30. Grab some folks and join us for a fun networking opportunity in beautiful Downtown Champaign!


Tuesday May 20, 2014 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Conference Center Bus Pickup Spot
 
Wednesday, May 21
 

TBA

Recharge Room!
Get recharged ANYTIME in our Recharge room - located in the Chancellor Ballroom. Grab a quick power boost, take a break to check email or chat around the water cooler.

Come and go as you please!

And be sure to come back for our reception Tuesday early evening. 

Enjoy the new 'Recharge' room! 

Wednesday May 21, 2014 TBA
Chancellor Ballroom

7:30am

Birds of a Feather - Are you ready for Big Data?

Led by an experienced facilitator, these early morning discussion sessions provide opportunities for colleagues to come together around topics of mutual interest. 

We’ll discuss getting started with Insights (Analytics) in Desire2Learn, including: Competencies, Rubrics, Reports, and special tools available to assist in the aggregation of data. 


Moderators
Wednesday May 21, 2014 7:30am - 8:25am
Knowledge Room

9:00am

Birds of a Feather - Enticing Faculty to Teach Online

Led by an experienced facilitator, these early morning discussion sessions provide opportunities for colleagues to come together around topics of mutual interest. 

What helps faculty teach online? Come share your stories and best practices on supporting faculty who teach online, even when they have related concerns. 


Moderators
Wednesday May 21, 2014 9:00am - 9:30am
Excellence Room

9:00am

Designing Scoring Rubrics for Your Specific Course Needs
Join us in discussing how scoring rubrics can be used for authentic assessment of student work. Components of a scoring rubric and steps to creating a customized rubric will also be addressed. You will also have the opportunity try out online rubric generators to create a rubric for your own course.


Wednesday May 21, 2014 9:00am - 9:50am
Excellence Room
  • Software and Apps No special software or apps need to be downloaded before the presentation.
  • Devices Recommend: Laptop with Windows/MacOSX, Tablets such as iPad, Windows or Android, Other mobile devices such as iPod Touch, etc.

9:00am

Self-Authorship & StrengthsQuest : A Journey to 21st Century Learning
Diversity of higher education is creating a need for differing educational environments. Combining theory and strategies of self-authorship with the StrengthsQuest philosophy would foster a more comprehensive learning environment, a form of 21st Century Learning. If educators embrace this model students who capitalize on utilizing their talents as strengths will enhance their identity development during their first year of college and beyond significantly more than their peers who do not support this philosophy. |


Wednesday May 21, 2014 9:00am - 10:50am
Knowledge Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device required

9:00am

Learning to Code with Art, Music, and Video Games
Art, music, and video games are a great way to get your feet wet with computer programming. In this session you will be introduced to some easy to use programming tools that will help you get started in the exciting world of programming. These visual programming tools use sound, images, and games to help you learn the basics of writing programs, and building interactive systems. We will be looking at the following tools: Pure Data, Processing, Scratch, and GameMaker. No previous programming knowledge is required.

Speakers

Wednesday May 21, 2014 9:00am - 10:50am
Lincoln Room

9:00am

Just Do It: Active Learning in the Classroom
The pedagogical benefits of active learning are well known, but in the college classroom lecturing is still the most commonly used teaching method. Building active learning strategies into the daily routine of classroom instruction takes some planning, but the results can be fun and rewarding for students and instructors. This workshop will engage you in a variety of easy-to-use activities designed to promote deep thinking and retention.

Speakers

Wednesday May 21, 2014 9:00am - 10:50am
Quad Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices Smartphones or other mobile devices are encouraged, but not required.

10:00am

The Pedagogical Employer: Student Employees, Technology, and Skillsets for the Future
Employers, especially on university campuses, are teachers. Our students need not just part-time work until they graduate, but to be taught a set of flexible and transferable skills that, in this economic climate, will allow them to move easily between various fields. As such, this presentation identifies practical ways student employers can develop employable skills in their student staff through combining a wide mix of technologies like wikis, blogs, and badges with winning f2f mentorship.

Speakers

Wednesday May 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:50am
Excellence Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device required

11:00am

What’s the Big Idea?: Using Art to Get Students Thinking
A class visit to Krannert Art Museum is not just for art students! Explore ways the museum may enhance your class by encouraging your students to apply those big ideas to art. KAM staff will share ideas from other classes and then the brainstorming will begin. Participants will consider the big ideas from their classes, explore our in-house mini-museum, and find connections with the art (we’ll help you make the links!).


Wednesday May 21, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Lincoln Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device required

11:00am

Using free molecular modeling software to enhance teaching and learning process
The structure of enzymes’ active centers; binding orientation of substrates and cofactors to enzymes; as well as protein-protein interactions can be effectively explained and visualized in an attention sparking 3D fashion by employing easy-to-use and free (or low-cost) molecular docking and visualization software such as: PyMOL; 1-Click Dockings; and Swiss PDB Viewer. | | During this workshop-like session, the participants will be familiarized in a nutshell with the software followed by short practical exercise and discussion. This presentation will demonstrate how teaching of challenging concepts in various disciplines can be significantly enhanced by implementing such software into the traditional, hybrid or online course. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how to simplify complex concepts and create a learning experience that is transformative and engaging. | |

Speakers

Wednesday May 21, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Loyalty Room

11:00am

After Course Redesign: Teaching what you've learned.
You've done an extreme makeover on your course and created a new transformative goal from which course outcomes magically radiate. You've collected evidence that course outcomes were achieved and designed new assessments that expertly align with your learning experiences. You've flipped your course and followed the Quality Matters rubric. But now you have to teach the class! What real-life problems arise in the aftermath of course redesign, and how can we address them?


Wednesday May 21, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Quad Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices We do not need to recommend any special devices, just a pen. We would like to use a whiteboard.

11:00am

Google Glass As A Reporting Tool in Journalism
Using Google Glass to enhance storytelling and provide first person viewpoints for telling stories and gathering information. Presenters will share ideas on how to incorporate Google Glass into coursework and discuss their experiences incorporating Google Glass inside as a research and reporting tool inside and outside the classroom


Wednesday May 21, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Alma Mater Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices No special device required

11:00am

Important Instructor Behaviors in Online Courses
The results of a recent study found that students in online courses rated teacher behaviors as key to their success. Included in the behaviors are items that were labeled as dispositional traits such as having a sense of humor, being fair, being empathetic etc. The presentation will include a presentation of findings as well as a discussion about how to operationalize key instructional behaviors in the online classroom in order to improve the student experience and success.


Wednesday May 21, 2014 11:00am - 11:50am
Excellence Room
  • Software and Apps No special software/apps required
  • Devices Laptop with ability to view flash animations

12:00pm

Closing Lunch and Keynote - Todd Zakrajsek

Teaching: The Joys and Challenges of the Greatest Profession

Todd Zakrajsek, Executive Director of the Academy of Educators in the School of Medicine and an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 


Speakers

Wednesday May 21, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Illinois Ballroom