Fri Mar 9, 2007 10:00am - 3:00pm @ Cline Library Room 200
This e-Learning Showcase will highlight recent curricular innovations designed to involve and engage students in active learning environments using new or existing technology.
10:00am - 10:10am Welcome
Don Carter (Director of the e-Learning Center)
10:10am - 10:50am Panel Discussion: Creating a Successful Learning Culture: Connecting Learners, Communities, and Information
Jean Boreen, Associate Dean of Arts and Letters, Laura Rose Taylor, Interim Coordinator of Academic Programs and Course Support, Cline Library, Georgia Michalicek, Distance Education Consultant for ITS, and Don Carter, Director of the e-Learning Center, attendees at this year's annual Educause Learning Initiative conference, Creating a Successful Learning Culture: Connecting Learners, Communities, and Information, will host a panel session to discuss topics from the conference.
11:00am - 11:30am Evolving Human Evolution. A Hybrid Course
Wolf Gumerman, Chair of the Anthropology Department, presents on his hybrid course. The goal of this project was to increase retention and student success in ANT 101 by creating a web enhanced course that actively engages students through interactive modules. Wolf will discuss the processes he used in this project.
11:40am - 12:10pm Preparing Students for a Study Abroad Cultural Immersion Experience
Andrea A. Hunter, Professor of Anthropology, and Clint Humphrey, Instructor of Anthropology, will discuss how the anthropology department is successfully using hybrid and web courses to prepare students for a life altering experience traveling abroad, studying, and engaging with indigenous cultures worldwide. The use of e-Learning tools facilitates students' experiences and makes it possible for our department to provide an outstanding and innovative program of study.
12:10pm - 1:10pm Lunch
(1:00pm - 1:10pm Set up for next session; Feeback in Comment Box )
1:10pm - 1:40pm Integrating GIS Technology into the Environmental Sciences Core Curriculum to Engage Students
Taylor Joyal, Visiting Instructor of Environmental Sciences, discusses how Environmental Sciences faculty have integrated field and lab based projects throughout their core curriculum that are designed to build a "tool box" of skills that students can apply to natural systems analyses.
1:50pm - 2:20pm Enhancing Public Participation with Technology
Dawn Hawley, Professor of Geography - Planning and Recreation, presents on her course on public participation techniques that was enhanced with technological tools including chat, blogs, and tablet PCs to better ready students for the evolving planning profession and its work with the public.
2:30pm - 3:00pm Media Enhanced Applied Learning System
Chris Johnson, Associate Professor in the School of Communication, presents on the process and transformation of basic learning aspects of an introductory class into highly interactive and participatory lessons. By conducting a brief pre-class survey, looking at the technology the students are using, and the expectation of engaging education, Chris developed written, audio and visual snippets of content that students can easily digest and successfully master.