Presentations

    • Keynote Address: Personalized Learning in the Digital Age
      Keynote Address: Personalized Learning in the Digital Age Lynda Weinman, cofounder of lynda.com, explores personalized learning in formal and informal contexts in the digital age. Synchronous and asynchronous learning environments have strengths and weaknesses; finding a balance is the key. Investigate how educators can nurture passionate learners and create a future where initiative, creativity, responsibility, critical thinking skills, and collaboration coexist.

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    • Opening Address: Digital On-Ramps: Digital Connectivity Changes Everything
      Opening Address: Digital On-Ramps: Digital Connectivity Changes Everything For more information, please visit the Digital On-Ramp web site at www.digitalonramps.com.

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    • Lynda.com Tips and Tricks
      Lynda.com Tips and Tricks Lynda.com is an online learning company that helps anyone learn software, creative, and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Temple University students, faculty, and staff receive unlimited access to a vast library of high quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by great teachers who are also working professionals. Jen Jortner Cassidy, client services manager at lynda.com, will take you through a session that focuses on what lynda.com has to offer and how it can be used to complement class instruction as well as tips for self-directed learning.

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    • Culture Change: Preparing Faculty and Students for Online Learning
      Culture Change: Preparing Faculty and Students for Online Learning Learn how a traditional institution prepares students and faculty to engage in the online environment. The increasing use of technology and online resources at Gwynedd-Mercy College required the IT department to address technical and psychological support of faculty and students. Hear about the challenges of finding and preparing students and faculty who are the right fit for online learning and best practices to assist seasoned faculty venture into a new way of teaching. To ensure quality and success the IT department provides training, systematic support and organizational methods that addre

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    • Publisher Content on Blackboard
      Publisher Content on Blackboard Blackboard has partnered with several major publishers to deliver rich digital content directly within instructors’ reach. Cengage Learning, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw-Hill, and Pearson have worked with us to seamlessly integrate their content and digital solutions into the Blackboard Learn platform, making it easy for instructors to focus on their teaching, not the technology, through: a whole course solution with a single point of entry through the Learn platform, single-sign on access to publisher resources, Gradebook synchronization and grade transfer, and Roster synchronization. Thi

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    • Blackboard Mobile Learn
      Blackboard Mobile Learn Blackboard Mobile continues to add innovation to its array of solutions. In this session you will learn more about MobileLearn's new version 3.1 functionality and licensing options and will see the latest features added to our Campus application solution – MobileCentral.

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    • Here, There, and Everywhere: Mobilizing Blackboard Collaborate
      Here, There, and Everywhere: Mobilizing Blackboard Collaborate Ever want to attend a class or meeting from your phone or iPad? Ever want to record a class and make the archive quickly available for students to review, on any device? Whether your institution is using Blackboard Collaborate for virtual instruction, help, or meetings (or all three!) – come find out how Blackboard Collaborate is expanding its solutions for mobile devices. You’ll also learn first-hand from Collaborate customers how students can take live online courses from anywhere in the world from virtually any device.

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    • Setting Sail with Canvas
      Setting Sail with Canvas Is Canvas your LMS or soon to be your LMS?  We’re looking to share insights from our first year experience with Canvas as well as learn from others.  Plus, we’d like to know what other folks are doing with LTIs and APIs?  We are looking forward to a great interactive discussion about this new system.  Feel free to contact us ahead of time if you have a particular item you’d like to discuss (davidson@bucks.edu).

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    • The Blackboard Learn™ Platform Product Roadmap
      The Blackboard Learn™ Platform Product Roadmap This session will provide insight into the product roadmap for Blackboard Learn. We’ll give an overview of our product release strategy as well as what’s coming in Service Pack 10 and beyond. You will also learn how Blackboard is preparing its products for emerging trends in education - online collaboration and the sharing of digital content, as well as the application of social media to learning.

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    • Candid Confident Connections
      Candid Confident Connections This session will discuss how to engage and interact with students in the virtual world in both a confident and yet candid manner. Students are comfortable with online interaction and social media - therefore, teachers need to be as well. Additionally, students need to be shown how they can harness their online skills to sort through the "noise" and better navigate and benefit from this digital age. Faculty should guide students in such a way that students see not only the gains that come from "connectivity" but also the value of online collaboration and exploration.

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    • Breaking the Ice: Creating Video Resources for Fostering Community in the Virtual Classroom
      Breaking the Ice: Creating Video Resources for Fostering Community in the Virtual Classroom With minimal to no face-to-face interaction, fostering a sense of community in an online course is challenging. Students may find it hard to connect with their faculty. As a result, students may feel isolated and neglect reaching out to their faculty when assistance is truly needed. Conveying a sense of character and personality enables faculty to quickly build collaborative relationships with their students. Personalization is pivotal in establishing good rapport and open communication between the faculty and the student. Creating a short 1 – 2 minute introductory video allows the faculty to

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    • Online Learning: The Journey to Transcend Distance
      Online Learning: The Journey to Transcend Distance This presentation will describe one teacher's journey creating and transforming courses to an online format. Through teaching theory online, she discovered rich opportunities to provide students direct access to a major theoretician who researched HIV aids clients, and an international leader creating innovative services for people with leprosy. Both of these leaders’ work exemplified the teaching objective to expand students thinking about the possible ways to maximize participation of people with disabilities and their families.  As well, an online course designed to help students learn clin

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    • Ten Ways Blended Learning is Changing your World and Higher Education
      Ten Ways Blended Learning is Changing your World and Higher Education Properly leveraged, blended learning offers unique opportunities to enhance learning and build social worlds and learning communities.  It is a “new wave” in education; yet, some within the professoriate remain resistant to incorporating this learning modality into their teaching toolboxes.  Learn how to increase your value proposition as a member of the “learning faculty.”  Best practices for maximizing learning, communicating with Millennials, course delivery and design efficiencies and receiving favorable student reviews of your course will be discussed.  This session features the latest re

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    • Engaging Students Online
      Engaging Students Online Many people think an online class equals an easier class and a boring class.  Neither of those is true. The presenters will discuss various activities they have brought to their online classrooms to foster student engagement, including using WebEx virtual breakout rooms, virtual polls, and online discussions.

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    • Community of Practice in Online Education-Collaborative Curricula
      Community of Practice in Online Education-Collaborative Curricula It’s no surprise that the talk around higher education is centered around how to boost online offerings. Unfortunately, quality is often lost when faculty convert a traditional course to an online course. As a result of curricular design, most online students work individualistically and have no sense of community or belonging with classmates and faculty. This interactive presentation will focus on the staple design elements required to foster the development of a community of practice online.

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    • Pilot Project: TU Japan 2 + 2 Program
      Pilot Project: TU Japan 2 + 2 Program Beginning in the fall of 2013, Temple University will implement a 2+2 program with TUJapan, which will lead to a BS degree in Computer Science.  Students enrolled in this program will spend the first two years at TUJapan, and then two years at Temple main campus. This program requires the development and implementation of several CIS online courses. This session will discuss specific challenges and the practice of developing online courses in an overseas program.

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    • How to Design Your LMS Course Site for a Face-to-Face Class
      How to Design Your LMS Course Site for a Face-to-Face Class Coming up with rules for designing a Learning Management System (e.g. Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai) course site for a face-to-face class can be tricky. Instructors use the sites for many different types of classes and for many different purposes. Regardless of the class or the purpose, using an LMS site successfully can be broken down into three things: structure, communication, and consistency. This session will explore how to pick a structure for any course and develop a design that will work for both the faculty and the students, how to communicate your intentions for the LMS with the stude

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    • Online Mosaic Seminars
      Online Mosaic Seminars The Online Mosaic Seminars are designed to apply internet tools to accomplish the same primary learning goals as the brick and mortar Mosaic classroom. Its developers have endeavored to utilize the particular strengths of the online environment rather than simply trying to transfer the brick and mortar classroom into a virtual space. Online Mosaic is designed in such a way that, like its brick and mortar correlative, it has a consistent structure while simultaneously allowing for each individual instructor to maintain his or her own pedagogical autonomy. Unlike the brick and mortar classroo

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    • Using a Constructivist Framework to Develop Wiki Assignments for Debate and Case Studies
      Using a Constructivist Framework to Develop Wiki Assignments for Debate and Case Studies Wikis support constructivist classrooms by providing a platform on which students can build knowledge and create connections between their experiences and course content.  This session will provide a demonstration of how faculty in the School of Nursing and Health Sciences construct wiki pages to organize and deliver content, specifically highlighting debate and case study activities. This session will also provide tips for applying these techniques in Blackboard and discuss the ways in which third party tools could be incorporated in any learning management system.

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    • Leveraging E-Resources
      Leveraging E-Resources Learn how a one-person development team can leverage e-resources and fire up faculty and staff. Bucks County Community College Instructional Designer, Mary Ellen Bornak, and Community College of Philadelphia Director of Professional Development, Jocelyn Sirkis, will walk you through two web sites designed for easy and accessible professional development.

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    • Getting it Right
      Getting it Right What happens when a course is flopping or part of your curriculum gets out of date? This presentation looks at how changing conditions in high school programs motivated the transformation of Tyler’s Foundation (or first-year) BFA curriculum.  These changes included a variety of new uses of instructional technology to meet the needs and expectations of students and prepare them for success in upper division classes.

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    • Fostering Digital Identity Management and Professional Development Using E-Portfolios
      Fostering Digital Identity Management and Professional Development Using E-Portfolios e-Portfolios are a compelling platform for digital identity management and organizing evidence of scholarly accomplishment. It also offers a unique opportunity for students to develop their digital identity by giving them a social media presence that, unlike Facebook or Linkedin, is completely under their control. However, the use of open and public e-Portfolios can challenge existing notions of how to support students’ professional development. This session will discuss the e-Portfolio platform developed in the Department of Management Information Systems at the Fox School of Business. Thi

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    • Using E-Learning Tools to Engage Students in Both Large and Small Section Classes
      Using E-Learning Tools to Engage Students in Both Large and Small Section Classes Tools used to foster greater student participation and generate positive learning experiences and outcomes in Financial Accounting classes will be demonstrated and explored in this session. Methodologies, such as using Twitter to communicate with students, WebEx for online group projects, and a Tablet computer and Microsoft's OneNote software to free the instructor from the podium will be presented.

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    • Presenting Accessibly
      Presenting Accessibly What things should you take into account when creating your presentation from an accessibility perspective?  This presentation will discuss issues such as what to take into account when creating your slide deck, the accessibility of handouts, and tips for delivering an accessible presentation.

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    • iPads, Hovercraft, Lunar Robots, Sub-Orbital Payloads,High Altitude Balloons and More; All for the STEM of IT
      iPads, Hovercraft, Lunar Robots, Sub-Orbital Payloads,High Altitude Balloons and More; All for the STEM of IT Getting advanced electronic technology in the hands of undergraduate students as early in curriculum as possible has a major impact on motivating students to succeed and stay the course in engineering. From using iPads to control hovercraft in a freshman Introduction to Engineering course, designing and launching Sub-orbital payloads in junior courses, and finally in the senior design capstone course where students design, construct and ultimately compete in Lunar Mining Robots competitions, demonstration how electronic technology is embedded throughout the engineering curriculum.

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    • Embracing the Role of Online Students: Outcomes of a Pilot Project
      Embracing the Role of Online Students: Outcomes of a Pilot Project This presentation will describe the activities and outcomes of a 20-hour virtual program designed for faculty to embrace the role of an online student. The outcomes of this pilot project exemplify how technology is an empowering tool when used appropriately. Many of the lessons learned by faculty participating in this program will be shared, as well as some mini-lectures created at the end of the program.

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    • Online Learning: The Student Perspective
      Online Learning: The Student Perspective Many of us are preparing to take our courses online, or have already begun to do so.  While we are honing and adapting our teaching skills to the online mode of learning, we may not be aware of many issues that arise for students. This presentation will cover anecdotal observations from first-hand experience and include research on the student experience of online learning.  Best practices for maximizing student online learning will be discussed, as well as how to adapt best general teaching practices to the online setting.

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    • Feedback: Don't Make the Medium the Message
      Feedback: Don’t Make the Medium the Message eLearning is often about the methodology, not the message.  Undergraduate students are so technology centric that our focus tends to be on creating newer, faster and flashier methods of presenting information. The reality is that often information is boring, as anyone who has ever written an academic paper will attest. As faculty it is our job to mentor, guide and coach students toward a goal of self-directed lifelong learning.  We cannot lose sight of the learning outcome, which is intellectually rigorous evaluation and effective implementation of ideas. Fundamentally knowledge is all arou

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    • Collaborative Research and Analysis through WordPress
      Collaborative Research and Analysis through WordPress This presentation will layout a plan to use WordPress with a group of First Year Writing classes to provide students with the experience of analyzing multi-layered textual representation and complex rhetorical construction, by creating a hyperlinked, annotated edition of a novel. Within this online version of the novel, information can be researched, developed, and shared by groups of students whose collaboration will reach across several classes. Our pedagogical goal with this project is to teach students strategies of engagement with complex texts, to help them establish basic research skill

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    • Intelligent Tutoring Systems
      Intelligent Tutoring Systems This presentation explores creating, implementing, and testing intelligent tutoring systems. Systems for circuit analysis, virtual laboratories, and biology courses will be described. Results of testing these systems and conclusions about the place of intelligent tutoring systems within the education framework will be presented.

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    • Successfully Implement an eText Digital Strategy by Leveraging Your Campus Learning Management System
      Successfully Implement an eText Digital Strategy by Leveraging Your Campus Learning Management System Deploying a digital eText strategy within the campus ecosystem can prove challenging if there is no clear vision. With quality of education and student success becoming influenced more and more by content access, efficiency and scale – especially due to the explosive growth in mobile device use – there are many factors to consider during strategy development and implementation. This presentation will focus on how the delivery of content is evolving, content delivery challenges facing institutions today, and innovative approaches used to overcome some of those challenges to success

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    • Virtual Training Success at Philadelphia University
      Virtual Training Success at Philadelphia University Limited by budgetary constraints and without a formal training department, Philadelphia University’s Office of Information Resources (OIR) used online tutorials and assessment tools to train and develop faculty and staff. Learn how Philadelphia University’s OIR department successfully: Migrated faculty and staff from Office 2003 to Office 2007 Created a virtual training presence on campus Provided a training solution for not only faculty and staff, but to help desk team members as well

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    • Talking Touch Panel: Making Classroom Technology More Accessible
      Talking Touch Panel: Making Classroom Technology More Accessible As reliance on technology in classrooms continues to grow, how can we make technology in smart classrooms easier to use for people with visual or other physical challenges? This session will provide an overview of some of the changes Temple University made to smart classrooms, including implementing “talking” touch panels, to improve accessibility. After the overview, there will be an open discussion to hear what other organizations have done or are planning to do.

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    • Increase Student Success with Dynamic Multimedia Content From NBC Learn
      Increase Student Success with Dynamic Multimedia Content From NBC Learn Today’s students are visual learners who comprehend by seeing, hearing and observing events themselves. Learn how to inspire, engage, and stimulate critical-thinking skills using high-quality and timely videos from NBC News that provide historical context and real-world perspective.

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    • Someone to Watch Over You: Proctoring Issues for Online Programs
      Someone to Watch Over You: Proctoring Issues for Online Programs How can academic integrity be maintained in academic online programs? The discussion will cover various methods for proctoring online courses, including a candid appraisal of what works – and what doesn’t. It will start with a brief overview of the Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs Graduate Program of Temple University School of Pharmacy, which has delivered courses throughout the U.S. and the world globe for over a decade. Some of the topics will include how the Internet facilitates cheating; how to explain plagiarism and academic honesty to students; how to establish protocols for pro

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    • exhibitor - WebEx Presentation
      WebEx Presentation Using Cisco WebEx™ technology, educators at post-secondary schools can reach students across the boundaries of the traditional brick-and-mortar campus. They can also collaborate and share research with colleagues and institutions scattered across the globe. Discover why more than 300 higher education institutions are already using WebEx® solutions to facilitate meetings, engage students, conduct staff trainings, promote faculty productivity, offer remote support, and deliver dynamic e-learning opportunities. Attract the best and brightest. Expand your research, develop p

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