Program for the 2014 PDI

Monday, January 13th

9:45 AM

Session Title:
i>clicker Training
Presenters:
Steve Foster
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
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 using response systems in the classroom.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
RamCT: Getting Better and Better!
Presenters:
Kevin Nolan,Melody Brake
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
New features continue to become available in RamCT. In this session, we will cover: Tired of downloading RamCT assignments so they can be graded? With INLINE GRADING instructors can grade and comment on student assignments right in RamCT. TEST AVAILABILITY EXCEPTIONS allow instructors to provide additional time to select students or groups without creating duplicate tests. Enhanced test SHOW RESULTS AND FEEDBACK allow instructors to control what results and feedback students see and when. The TEST ACCESS LOG allows instructors to see when a student started a test, when they answered each question and when the test was submitted. With the new VIDEO EVERYWHERE tool instructors and students can leverage the web camera on their computer and their YouTube account to embed a video as part of a RamCT assignment, discussion, etc. The RETENTION CENTER quickly identifies At-Risk or Excelling students, and includes an easy-to-use communication process and a way to record interaction with students. Please join us to see demonstrations of these new RamCT features!
Goals and Target Audience:
To demonstrate and educate users about new functions and features in RamCT RamCT instructors and TA's.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
i>clicker Training REPEAT
Presenters:
Steve Foster
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
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 using response systems in the classroom.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Analytics for Learning and Teaching (ALT)
Presenters:
James Folkestad,Mike Palmquist,Heather Landers,Dave Johnson
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
More-and-more course activities are being delivered electronically or online. As students complete these activities they leave behind data trails that are logged in computer databases. These data trails are expanding and can be analyzed to understand learning processes and learner behaviors, behaviors that can be used to develop responsive learning interventions. In this session we will discuss analytics for learning and teaching and provide examples of ALT from across campus.
Goals and Target Audience:
This is an introduction to analytics for learning and teaching. Our goal is to introduce basic concepts and to provide illustrative examples.
Session Title:
The Hidden Gems of Google
Presenters:
Cathy Cranston,Rob Sica
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Computer Classroom 173 Morgan Library
Description:
Google is best known for their search engine, but they have developed many other tools that come in handy for both research and recreation. We will explore and play with some relatively unknown "Google gems" during this one-hour session.
Goals and Target Audience:

3:30 PM

Session Title:
An economical tablet/ wireless/ Echo360/ Windows8/ touch screen teaching solution Plus :The dramatic paradigm shift
Presenters:
David Ramsay
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2014
Start Time:
3:30 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Event Hall - Morgan Library
Description:
Finally an economical tablet/ wireless/ Echo360/ Windows8/ touch screen teaching solution has become available. During this PDI you will have a chance to see and experience this solution. This answers all the needs that have not been available until the Samsun 700T came on the market this last summer. Also, experience why the Chrome-Book is gaining in popularity with K-12 educators and the dramatic paradigm shift being creatied by cloud computing.
Goals and Target Audience:
experience the opportunity this solution creates for CSU Professors, and Teachers

Tuesday, January 14th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Top Tips for Making Accessible Documents
Presenters:
Allison Kidd,Shannon Lavey,Marla Roll
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
2 Hours
Room:
Computer Classroom 174 Morgan Library
Description:
This session pinpoints the most critical methods for making electronic documents compatible with many types of technology used by a wide variety of students, including text-to-speech software, screen readers, mp3 players, and other assistive and mainstream technologies. Learn a few important steps to include in your workflow that make a huge difference to many students, including those with disabilities.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Staff, GTAs

10:45 AM

Session Title:
Using Mobile Applications for Effective Teaching and Learning
Presenters:
Shaun Beaty
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2014
Start Time:
10:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
This session will inform educators of basic uses, applications and creative ways to incorporate mobile technology in the classroom and for professional growth. The presenter will share ideas and demonstrate applications (both free and minimal cost) that support student engagement, participation and learning. Participants will leave with a list of suggested apps, tips, tricks and tools to manage teaching and learning.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, graduate students and anyone interested in the use of mobile components for teaching and learning.

Wednesday, January 15th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Using Interactive Tools to Bring Course Content to Life.
Presenters:
Shaun Beaty
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
107 Behavioral Sciences Building
Description:
One of the most useful aspects of new instructional technologies is the development of materials that help students understand complex concepts and processes. In this session, the presenter will identify a wide range of interactive tools that can be used for this purpose, discuss their potential application in courses, and demonstrate their uses. He will also address the type of expertise required to develop materials using these tools. The session will involve presentation, demonstrations, and discussion. Participants will gain insights into how these tools might be used in their courses and the effort required to develop and use them effectively.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, Graduate Students, Trainers.

9:45 AM

Session Title:
Echo 360
Presenters:
Frances Campana,Rusty Scott,ACNS STAFF
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
9:45 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Computer Classroom 174 Morgan Library
Description:
Recording lectures and making them available for student review is becoming very popular as part of the blended learning experience for students. The campus has recently adopted Echo360 as a lecture capture standard and is now available to faculty in two ways; through hardware appliances that have been installed in some classrooms on campus, and also through ‘personal capture’ software that can be installed on your desktop or laptop. In this session, we will demonstrate the functionality of the personal capture software and how it can be used to augment your course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and GTAs.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
REPEAT: The Hidden Gems of Google
Presenters:
Cathy Cranston
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Computer Classroom 173 Morgan Library
Description:
Google is best known for their search engine, but they have developed many other tools that come in handy for both research and recreation. We will explore and play with some relatively unknown "Google gems" during this one-hour session.
Goals and Target Audience:

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Repeat Echo 360
Presenters:
Frances Campana,ACNS Staff
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
Computer Classroom 174 Morgan Library
Description:
Recording lectures and making them available for student review is becoming very popular as part of the blended learning experience for students. The campus has recently adopted Echo360 as a lecture capture standard and is now available to faculty in two ways; through hardware appliances that have been installed in some classrooms on campus, and also through ‘personal capture’ software that can be installed on your desktop or laptop. In this session, we will demonstrate the functionality of the personal capture software and how it can be used to augment your course.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty and GTAs.

2:15 PM

Session Title:
Rock Your Presentations: Media acquisition, editing and integration into presentation software
Presenters:
Christopher Geanious MEd
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2014
Start Time:
2:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
202 Weber Building
Description:
This is a hands on workshop to introduce attendees software tools and techniques which will enable them download video from the World Wide Web, edit it, import it into popular presentation software and integrate it into existing course materials. Attendees are urged to bring a laptop or device to work on a presentation within this workshop.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: 1. Use software to download video for fair use. 2. Simple editing techniques for video. 3. Integration of video into presentation production software. 4. Editing or creation of classroom/online presentations integrating video content. Targeted Audience: Classroom or online instructors.