This event is geared to provide opportunities for faculty teaching online courses in the science field to exchange teaching expertise and to showcase interactive technologies that are being used to engage students in meaningful learning activities even though they are miles away from each other.


Click here to view a brief video of a similar version of this event, hosted on October 29th, at the Health Science Campus.





Friday, January 29th, 2010 | 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Temple University Main campus - Philadelphia

Tech Center, Room 111

                  Breakfast and Refreshments will be provided.








Temple University Nursing Department


Priscilla O'Connor has several years experience with software programs and four years teaching on-line in the Nursing Department. Join her in the on-line experience to make your courses convenient and practical.





Temple University Occupational Therapy Department


Donna Weiss, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Psychoeducational Processes from Temple University. She is a member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT). After 10 years of service as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs in the College of Health Professions, Dr. Weiss has returned to a full time faculty position in the Department of Occupational Therapy in order to focus her attention on teaching, writing and facilitating the implementation of an interdisciplinary PhD program. She is currently collaborating on the second edition of A Practitioner’s Guide to Clinical Occupational Therapy and teaching courses in Group Dynamics, Leadership and Outcomes Measurement and Analysis.



Ruth Farber

Temple University Occupational Therapy Department


Ruth Farber, Associate Professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, began teaching two courses on-line two years ago. The presenter will discuss the online teaching process and her experience including her challenges and triumphs. For the on-line classes, Dr. Farber developed course work which includes connecting students and experts geographically dispersed, as well as using visual representations to discuss systemic family issues. On-line methodology, has allowed students to talk with and learn from a national known theoretician, as well an innovator from an unusual international project helping people with leprosy 'participate' in normal life (demonstrating a key component of the International Classification of Functioning, by the World Health Organization). For students studying family-centered care, description of the process of sharing genograms (schematic depiction of 3 generations of family's life) on line, will be demonstrated as a way to teach about intergenerational family issues.


   Jay Segal  and   Dominique Ruggieri
      Public Health Department

We have learned over the past two years that it is possible to transfer the energy of a classroom to an online initiative. We will present some specific lessons learned from our two year involvement with online initiatives designed around a 3 credit course, “Understanding Stress and Change” This 55 minute workshop will help motivate the online skeptics and faculty interested in designing their first online course. Our lessons learned will provide a roadmap and suggestions to start the process.




Temple University Computer Services

Sheri Stahler is Associate Vice President for Computer Services at Temple University, based in Philadelphia, PA.  She has over 20 years of experience in managing large-scale IT projects for Higher Education, and was named one of the "Premier 100 IT Leaders" in 2006 by Computerworld Magazine.  She is a frequent presenter at Educause and other national IT conferences.  Sheri has a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.






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