Program for the 2013 PDI

Monday, January 14th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Using Team-Based Learning in Large Classes
Presenters:
Daniel Robinson
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Monday, January 14th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
Team-based learning (TBL) is a form of small group, collaborative learning that has been around for over 20 years. It was developed by Larry Michaelsen who taught business classes at the University of Oklahoma. TBL is designed to enhance learning by having teams of students compete against other teams on assessments and application activities. By creating team cohesiveness, students are able to learn more than they could individually in the typical classroom format. This session will demonstrate how TBL can be applied in large classes.
Goals and Target Audience:
Audience members will receive materials (syllabus, exams, quizzes, etc.) from introductory statistics and educational psychology courses where TBL was used. The presenter will walk through the elements of TBL and show how each one was adapted to the courses. Technology is an important component of TBL and free open-source web-based tools will be available for audience members. All attendees should bring a laptop as several aspects will be demonstrated by having audience members act as students. Audience members will leave with the tools necessary to implement TBL into one of their courses.

Tuesday, January 15th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Curious about how you can cut your energy use/carbon footprint?
Presenters:
Anthony Rappe,Stacey Baumgarn
Category:
Green Initiatives and Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 15th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
3 Hours, 50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
A hands-on workshop format will be used to work through estimates of personal energy & resource usage. Examples of questions to be addressed include the impact of driving slower, turning off your desktop computer at night, eating less red meat, recycling paper, etc. Participants should bring a laptop or web savvy phone.
Goals and Target Audience:
Developing the tools needed to make data-informed personal decisions as well incorporation of data in instructional material. The targeted audience includes faculty, staff, and students.

Wednesday, January 16th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
The Future of Academic and Research Libraries
Presenters:
Patrick Burns
Category:
Instructional and Informational Technology
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
New and emerging initiatives in information science and technology associated with Academic and Research Libraries will be covered. Topics will include trends in the Libraries' collections, eBooks, eTextbooks, mobile access, data management, accessibility, Google Maps, etc. The Google Liquid Galaxy system will be demonstrated.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone interested in the transformation modern Academic and Research Libraries are undergoing.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Google Liquid Galaxy at CSU Morgan Library: An engaging and immersive new resource for teaching
Presenters:
Melinda Laituri,David Ramsay,Sophia Linn,Daniel Hamp,Youssef Benchouaf
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 16th 2013
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
50 Minutes
Room:
Morgan Library Event Hall
Description:
Experience the thrill of flying around the world using the power of Google Liquid Galaxy—-a Google Earth experience expanded to the super-wide screen. This immersive adventure engages students (and everyone else) in exploring all corners of the world at the flick of the wrist. By enhancing Google Earth base imagery with data overlays that are specific to a course or topic, instructors can guide students towards seeing the world from a spatial perspective and experience the thrill of observing new patterns and ways of thinking. Come see what the excitement is all about and take it for a spin!
Goals and Target Audience:
All