Program for the 2015 PDI

Tuesday, January 13th

3:15 PM

Session Title:
REPEAT SESSION: Creative ways to use tools: Making animated movies with Powerpoint
Presenters:
Elaine Chen
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 13th 2015
Start Time:
3:15 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
PowerPoint is commonly used for designing slideshow presentations, but do you know there are creative ways of using it for animated movies? The movie can then be uploaded to YouTube for easy access. In this session, participants will use the PowerPoint skills they currently have and take them in new directions. The presenter will showcase some of the movies that she has developed for a variety of online courses. And participants will have the opportunities to build a short movie if they bring their own PC laptops with PPT 2010 (or newer) installed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Participants will learn creative ways of using PowerPoint to create animated movies. Targeted audience: Faculty who would like to learn how to use PowerPoint to create animated movies.

Wednesday, January 14th

8:30 AM

Session Title:
Creative ways to use tools: Making animated movies with Powerpoint
Presenters:
Elaine Chen
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
8:30 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
PowerPoint is commonly used for designing slideshow presentations, but do you know there are creative ways of using it for animated movies? The movie can then be uploaded to YouTube for easy access. In this session, participants will use the PowerPoint skills they currently have and take them in new directions. The presenter will showcase some of the movies that she has developed for a variety online courses. And participants will have the opportunities to build a short movie if they bring their own PC laptops with PPT 2010 (or newer) installed.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Participants will learn creative ways of using PowerPoint to create animated movies. Targeted audience: Faculty who would like to learn how to use PowerPoint to create animated movies.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Teaching Effectiveness and Excellence in a Changing Campus Environment
Presenters:
Dave Johnson,Jerry Vaske,Michele Marquitz
Category:
General Teaching Topics
Date:
Wednesday, January 14th 2015
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
105 TILT Building
Description:
Join the lead researchers in a discussion about the evaluation of teaching in Human Dimensions of Natural Resources (HDNR). Questions addressed (and still being entertained) include: What is excellent teaching? What is effective teaching? What indicates either category? Can these measures be quantified? Or, should any honest evaluation put more emphasis in qualitative data? Should instructors (or departments) put any stock in course evaluations, or peer observations, or grades? The presenters will offer a short review of the scholarship on teaching excellence and effectiveness, discuss new initiatives in HDNR to evaluate teaching, and host a guided discussion with attendees about problems and possibilities when evaluating teaching.
Goals and Target Audience:
Audience will consist of faculty primarily and administrators second. Goals include informing the audience of initiatives to successfully and fairly evaluate teaching and to gather feedback from the campus community.