Program for the 2012 PDI

Tuesday, January 10th

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Teaching Large Classes with Clickers
Presenters:
Gamze Yasar,Marcela Velasco (co-presenter)
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
A103 Clark Building
Description:
This session will highlight the outcomes of a course redesign project that used i-Clicker technology. A three-year teaching experience will be shared and different ways of integrating the use of >iclicker into lectures will be discussed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Share the instructors overall experience with i>clickers. 2. Discuss and explain different ways of using i>clickers in large classes. 3. Highlights benefits and challenges. 4. Give the audience a chance to actually use i>clickers during the lecture.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
i>clicker Training
Presenters:
Dustin Jensen
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 10th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Please join us to learn how i>clicker can significantly change the way you and your students interact by enabling you to assess your students' knowledge, keep their attention, provide immediate feedback, and encourage all students to participate. We will provide a detailed training session to prepare you for the upcoming semester. Topics covered in this session include assessing student knowledge during class; receiving immediate feedback from your students, getting your entire class participating, peer instruction, taking attendance, sparking discussions and debates, identifying misconceptions, asking moral, ethical, or legal questions using anonymous polling, learning more about the way your class thinks using demographic polling, and increasing class attendance using clicker points.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and instructors interested in engaging students in a higher level of interactivity in the classroom.

Wednesday, January 11th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Course Design in Blackboard 9
Presenters:
John Paul Harris,Deb Colbert,Kevin Nolan
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library CC173
Description:
Our session will focus on best practices for developing course content in the new Blackboard (Bb) 9 interface for RamCT. We will de-mystify the new Bb 9 experience for faculty and instructors by providing a hands-on training. We will cover how to create a new course, training module, and lesson plan. We will also highlight the tools in Bb 9 that incorporate the principles of Universal Design for Learning—allowing our students to learn via multiple means of representation, expression, and engagement. Ultimately, we will design our course with the student in mind.
Goals and Target Audience:
Our goal is to provide faculty the knowledge and skillset to develop a new course in Blackboard (Bb) 9 that is based on the practice of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). We want faculty to be able to create a new course in Bb 9 in a logical, well-structured format while providing the best learning environment for the student. We will design with the student in mind, but simplify the design process for the instructor.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Video Captioning: lessons learned in implementing a do-it-yourself approach.
Presenters:
Marla Roll,Craig Spooner
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 11th 2012
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
Videos, podcasts and animations are, for many students, an engaging supplement to traditional lectures. Their effectiveness as learning tool is limited, however, when they are not captioned. Captions may be essential for students with some types of disabilities, but they are used and appreciated by nearly everyone. English language learners enjoy the ability to read along with a video, as do students who possess a visual-linguistic learning style. Students listening to a recorded lecture rely on captions to understand new vocabulary or make sense of a mumbled word. And who doesn’t enjoy the ability to search for a word or phrase in the transcript of a long video or podcast? In this session you will learn a simplified a process for creating captions using Microsoft Word and Camtasia Studio. Additionally, we will share with you one academic department’s journey in implementing a departmental captioning process. The Department Occupational Therapy has developed and is piloting a process for captioning all multimedia content in the curriculum with readily available software tools.
Goals and Target Audience:
1. Share the multiple benefits of captioning for diverse learners from a Universal Design for Learning perspective. 2. Models for captioning in higher education. 3. Describe and demonstrate do-it-yourself captioning model. 4. Share the experience of one academic unit's journey in piloting a do-it-yourself captioning model. Audience: faculty, instructional designers, online course developers, video producers.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Moving From RamCT To RamCT Blackboard - Ch Ch Changes!
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan,Melody Brake
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
2012
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
230 LSC
Description:
RamCT will transition to a new Learning Management System, RamCT Blackboard, at the start of the summer 2012 semester. RamCT Blackboard is different from RamCT and it will take time to learn. In this session we will look at the transition timeline including the schedule for moving all summer/fall 2011 and spring 2012 RamCT sections to the new system. We will demonstrate a few of the new system features, like the Grade Center, the Notification Center, and the Early Warning System. We’ll tell you about the options for hands-on and online training available to faculty, staff and students, and where to go for support during this transition. Instructors will use spring 2012 to prepare their content in the new system for summer and fall courses.
Goals and Target Audience:
To raise awareness about CSU's Learning Management System change and to assist faculty, staff and students with the transition from RamCT to RamCT Blackboard.