Conference Program Descriptions

Thursday March 9th, 2017

8-850: Session 1: Growing Professionally Through Social Media Use

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones or tablets

Establishing networks and growing professionally should be a goal of all college students. In this session, learn how students use social media outlets as professional development tools. Through an assignment in an Educational Technology course, students follow social media accounts relevant to their professional goals and share learning through screencasts. We will discuss identifying appropriate accounts to follow, assignment details, and rubric during this session.

Presenter: Julie Williams from Curriculum and Instruction

8-850: Session 2: Ditch the Lecture and Traditional Exams, try Apple Tv and Kahoot!

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones and tablets.

Learn how to adopt your teaching philosophy, digitally, and as a result become more efficient. The purpose of the session will be to discuss and demonstrate how to use Apple products and Kahoot to replace power point lectures and traditional exams. Will also present some of the current literature in this area.

Presenter: Mark Mosser and John Thomasson from Health and Physical Education

9-950: Session 3: How May I Serve You? Service-Based Learning in the Education Technology Classroom

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones and tablets

A presentation on the creation of a service-based learning environment in an educational technology class. The curriculum for Music Education Technology is based on Praxis II content objectives; however, the assignments are created based on specific requests from faculty and educators in surrounding schools. Students learn to use basic technology tools (copier, scanner, A/V equipment, website creation tools, video production tools, music notation software, etc.), and faculty and professionals receive assistance with time-intensive tasks such as copying handouts, setting up for presentations, designing fundraiser and recruiting videos, and creating technology-based assessments. The presentation will include an overview of the syllabus, a brief examination of past service-based assignments, and Q&A with current and former music education technology students.

Presenter: Jennifer Amox from Music

9-950: Session 4: What I am doing is “fine,” so Why Technology?

Participants are encourage to bring cell phones and tablets.

The purpose of this session will be to provide two points of view for incorporating technology into your teachings. The first point of view will be from the technology specialist side in what we can do, the second point of view will be from the faculty side in why we should use it. 

Presenter: Jacob Mills from Instructional Technology and Mark Mosser from Health and Physical Education

10-1050: Session 5: Opening the Flood Gates: My Transition to a Paperless Environment Using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones and tablets.

A presentation on how to transition to a completely digital office, using digital textbooks, cloud-based storage, LMS, and other essential applications. After I was displaced from my office due to mild flooding, I found solace in the minimalism my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil encouraged. This presentation will be an overview of essential applications for those who wish to abandon overstuffed messenger bags and unorganized stacks of paper. Basic iPad uses, such as split screen and stylus writing will be discussed, as well as more specialized applications such as VitalSource digital textbooks, GoodNotes and Microsoft OneNote digital note-taking, Gradebook Pro, and Google Classroom.

Presenter: Jennifer Amox from Music

10-1050: Session 6: Beyond LMS: Using the limitless internet to facilitate learning

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones and tablets.

Digital content is becoming more and more commonplace in all educational settings. Learning Management Software offers a variety of capabilities but is often limited by the contractual terms between the educational institution and the software provider. Teachers can do so much more with web-based applications and still maintain control over their content. This presentation will illustrate practical methods for using web-based applications for adaptive learning in ethical ways. Specifically, presenter will discuss the building of a dual-purpose teaching website. The teaching website provides lesson delivery for the live, online or hybrid classroom, as well as operating as a teaching portfolio for the instructor. Further, the teaching website houses all instructor content regardless of term or course. The presentation will also cover the differences between Wordpress.org and Wordpress.com, which affords the most control to the educator; how to ensure ethical use of education materials, adhering to documentation/copyright rules; and how to protect student privacy while engaging students.  

Presenter: Stephanie Williams from English

10-1050: Session 7: What does it all MEME?

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones and tablets

In social media we are bombarded with memes. In this lighthearted, hopefully humorous, session we will discuss the origin of memes and how they have become a social media phenomenon that we all love and hate. At first, we will take a ride down memory lane and have some fun looking and talking about some of the most popular memes that are spreading like viruses and their meanings. In the second part of this session we will dive into some of the meme creator tools that are easy to use and readily available to the novice user. At the end of the session we will open the floor for collaborative discussion about anything related to ed-tech.

Presenter: Don Benton from Educational Leadership

11-1150: Session 8: How May I Serve You? Service-Based Learning in the Education Technology Classroom (REPEAT)

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones and tablets

A presentation on the creation of a service-based learning environment in an educational technology class. The curriculum for Music Education Technology is based on Praxis II content objectives; however, the assignments are created based on specific requests from faculty and educators in surrounding schools. Students learn to use basic technology tools (copier, scanner, A/V equipment, website creation tools, video production tools, music notation software, etc.), and faculty and professionals receive assistance with time-intensive tasks such as copying handouts, setting up for presentations, designing fundraiser and recruiting videos, and creating technology-based assessments. The presentation will include an overview of the syllabus, a brief examination of past service-based assignments, and Q&A with current and former music ed tech students.

Presenter: Jennifer Amox from Music

11-1150: Session 9: EdPuzzle- Transform any Web-Based Video into a Powerful Tool for Teaching and Learning

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones and tablets.

Participants will discover how to use EdPuzzle, a free web-based tool, to transform videos into powerful teaching and learning tools. Take existing videos from Youtube, Khan Academy, Crash Course, etc. or upload your own. Engage students easily through self-paced learning with interactive lessons. EdPuzzle allows teachers to know if students are watching assigned videos, how many times they view, and see the answers they give to questions created by the teacher. Come explore how you can use this exciting tool for engaging your students and assessing their learning.

Presenter: Greg Wertenberger from Educational Renewal Zone

11-1150: Session 10: A Comparison of Online Learning to the Traditional Classroom Environment on Student Performance in Mathematics for the Liberal Arts at HSU: A Follow-up 5 years later.

This topic was originally presented during a Mathematics Association of America meeting in March of 2012, using Data Collected from 2006 to 2011. This follow up will include data from the years 2012 to 2016 and will determine if any new or different conclusions can be made by using a larger data set.

Presenter: John Greene from the School of Business

12:15 - 1:15 LUNCH! Keynote Title: Connect, Create, Collaborate: Using Technology for Student Engagement and Success

Advances in interactive and cloud technology allow faculty and students to engage and collaborate across space and time. Tools for digital content creation and sharing can enhance face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms alike. In this keynote, Dr. Harris will discuss everything from everyday tech you can implement in class on Monday to what is just around the corner in learning technology.

Presenter: Dr. Heidi Harris from University of Arkansas Little Rock

130-220: Session 11: Growing Professionally Through Social Media Use (REPEAT)

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones or tablets

Establishing networks and growing professionally should be a goal of all college students. In this session, learn how students use social media outlets as professional development tools. Through an assignment in an Educational Technology course, students follow social media accounts relevant to their professional goals and share learning through screencasts. We will discuss identifying appropriate accounts to follow, assignment details, and rubric during this session.

Presenter: Julie Williams from Curriculum and Instruction

 130-220: Session 12: APPS APPS APPS! Accessing Social Media, Text to Speech, Group-Me, and Socrative

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones and tablets

The purpose of this session is to demonstrate various apps and social media platforms that are useful to us as professors in connecting with our students through technology. This session will have 4 separate HSU faculty members discussing what they use in the classroom.

Presenters: Nathan Holloway and Jennifer Adkison, from English, Foreign language, Philosophy. Beverly Quillin from the disability resource center and Sally Crain from Science

130-220: Session 13: Beyond LMS: Using the limitless internet to facilitate learning

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones and tablets.

Digital content is becoming more and more commonplace in all educational settings. Learning Management Software offers a variety of capabilities but is often limited by the contractual terms between the educational institution and the software provider. Teachers can do so much more with web-based applications and still maintain control over their content. This presentation will illustrate practical methods for using web-based applications for adaptive learning in ethical ways. Specifically, presenter will discuss the building of a dual-purpose teaching website. The teaching website provides lesson delivery for the live, online or hybrid classroom, as well as operating as a teaching portfolio for the instructor. Further, the teaching website houses all instructor content regardless of term or course. The presentation will also cover the differences between Wordpress.org and Wordpress.com, which affords the most control to the educator; how to ensure ethical use of education materials, adhering to documentation and copyright rules; and how to protect student privacy, while engaging student participation.

Presenter: Stephanie Williams from English

130-430: Session 14: Learning Tech Tools to Connect, Create, Collaborate

In this workshop, you'll learn to use some of the tools Dr. Harris discussed in her keynote and begin mapping learning outcomes to tech tools that will increase student engagement and success. This workshop will center around how to leverage campus-sponsored tech (like Blackboard and Google Apps) and will demonstrate how to create multi-modal class resources for students to access any time.

Presenter: Dr. Heidi Harris from University of Arkansas Little Rock

 

Friday March 10th

8-1100 Session 15: Learning Tech Tools to Connect, Create, Collaborate (REPEAT)

In this workshop, you'll learn to use some of the tools Dr. Harris discussed in her keynote and begin mapping learning outcomes to tech tools that will increase student engagement and success. This workshop will center around how to leverage campus-sponsored tech (like Blackboard and Google Apps) and will demonstrate how to create multi-modal class resources for students to access any time.

Presenter: Dr. Heidi Harris from University of Arkansas Little Rock

8-850: Session 16: Ditch the Lecture and Traditional Exams, try Apple Tv and Kahoot! (REPEAT)

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones and tablets.

Learn how to adopt your teaching philosophy, digitally, and as a result become more efficient. The purpose of the session will be to discuss and demonstrate how to use Apple products and Kahoot to replace power point lectures and traditional exams. Will also present some of the current literature in this area.

Presenter: Mark Mosser and John Thomasson  from Health and Physical Education

9-950: Session 17: Promoting Academic Offerings Using the Office of Marketing and Communications

Henderson State's Office of Marketing and Communications manages the university's official channels of communication, working to market the university as a whole first, and then individual academic programs. The office also works to engage multiple channels of communication at once in order to create an integrated marketing campaign, as a part of the university’s strategic plan. In this session, the learner will engage in a strategic exercise focused on establishing goals and success metrics for marketing academic programs as well as learn how to prepare for a campaign that utilizes each of the channels available. The learner will also establish which key stakeholder groups are most important to achieving the academic program’s goals and what channels are available to communicate information not focused on marketing.

Presenter: Tonya Oaks Smith from the Office of Marketing and Communications

 9-950: Session 18: What I am doing is “fine,” so Why Technology? (REPEAT)

Participants are encourage to bring cell phones and tablets.

The purpose of this session will be to provide two points of view for incorporating technology into your teachings. The first point of view will be from the technology specialist side in what we can do, the second point of view will be from the faculty side in why we should use it. 

Presenter: Jacob Mills from Instructional Technology and Mark Mosser from Health and Physical Education

10-150: Session 19: Take Out Your Phones: Ways to Use Smart Phones to Engage Students

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones and tablets

An interactive workshop examining free interactive mobile applications to be used in traditional, blended, and fully online classes. Participants will complete sample assessments using the following free applications: FlipGrid video discussion board, EdPuzzle embedded video quizzes, and Gooru assessments. The summer sections of Humanities: Music are taught using these applications along with Google Classroom to create an online environment that can be accessed using only a smart phone. Flipgrid replaces the traditional online asynchronous written discussion board with video responses, allowing teachers to assess content without worrying about grammatical errors and poor writing skills. EdPuzzle ensures that students watch assigned video content actively by embedding YouTube and other videos with quizzes. Gooru allows teachers to project anonymous quiz results in real time so that students can compare their progress with their peers and teachers can reteach material immediately.

Presenter: Jennifer Amox from Music

10-1050: Session 20:  EdPuzzle- Transform any Web-Based Video into a Powerful Tool for Teaching and Learning (REPEAT)

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones and tablets.

Participants will discover how to use EdPuzzle, a free web-based tool, to transform videos into powerful teaching and learning tools. Take existing videos from Youtube, Khan Academy, Crash Course, etc. or upload your own. Engage students easily through self-paced learning with interactive lessons. EdPuzzle allows teachers to know if students are watching assigned videos, how many times they view, and see the answers they give to questions created by the teacher. Come explore how you can use this exciting tool for engaging your students and assessing their learning.

Presenter: Greg Wertenberger from Educational Renewal Zone

 11-1150: Session 21: Opening the Flood Gates: My Transition to a Paperless Environment Using an iPad Pro and Apple Pencil (REPEAT)

Participants are encouraged to bring cell phones and tablets.

A presentation on how to transition to a completely digital office, using digital textbooks, cloud-based storage, LMS, and other essential applications. After I was displaced from my office due to mild flooding, I found solace in the minimalism my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil encouraged. This presentation will be an overview of essential applications for those who wish to abandon overstuffed messenger bags and unorganized stacks of paper. Basic iPad uses, such as split screen and stylus writing will be discussed, as well as more specialized applications such as VitalSource digital textbooks, GoodNotes and Microsoft OneNote digital note-taking, Gradebook Pro, and Google Classroom.

Presenter: Jennifer Amox from Music

11-1150: Session 22: Revel Online Resource Tool for Course Textbooks: “Re-imagining traditional content for a digital platform.”

Victoria and I (Jana Jones) will present the Revel Online Resource Tool offered by Pearson Publication. Revel is an online tool that is compatible with Blackboard that focuses on: Assessment as a tool for student success measuring a student's learning gains and success Customizing Revel to fit your Course. Victoria and I have been invited to be a part of the focus group for Revel Online Resource. We are attending the Revel Summit Conference Feb. 24-26. We will have a more detailed description of our presentation after returning from the conference.

Presenter: Victoria Ellison and Jana Jones from Communication and Theater Arts

11-1150: Session 23: A Comparison of Online Learning to the Traditional Classroom Environment on Student Performance in Mathematics for the Liberal Arts at HSU: A Follow-up 5 years later. (REPEAT)

This topic was originally presented during a Mathematics Association of America meeting in March of 2012, using Data Collected from 2006 to 2011. This follow up will include data from the years 2012 to 2016 and will determine if any new or different conclusions can be made by using a larger data set.

Presenter: John Greene from the School of Business

12-1: Lunch!

100-200: Session 24: Question and Answer Session with Dr. Heidi Harris

100-200: Session 25: Question and Answer Session with Jennifer Holbrook, George Finkle, and Jacob Mills