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RVCC Technology Week 2013 Schedule



Tech Week 2013

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Wednesday – May 15, rooms W222 and W214

Time Title Presenter Description
10:00
–12:00 pm

W214
Supplementing your Classroom Course with WebStudy Holly Smythe This hands-on workshop is an introduction to WebStudy for instructors who want to use online tools to supplement their traditional onsite classroom courses. Topics include: Introduction/review of WebStudy tabs and toolbars, course settings, syllabus, announcements, course materials, asynchronous discussion, and assignments. You will set up a learning module (session) during the workshop. (This workshop will also include a peek at the current WebStudy gradebook & a “sneak peek” at updates coming in July!)
Registration required. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions about what to bring.
10:00 am
–3:00 pm

W222
Great Online Teacher Workshop Ken Ronkowitz and the Great Online Teachers at RVCC.
http://www.ronkowitz.com/
Online professors, hybrid professors, and faculty interested in learning more about great online teaching are invited to share, exchange and discover some of the best practices and principles of online teaching. The focus of the workshop is to take time together to brainstorm ideas surrounding teaching and learning online, share online successes and teaching tips, and identify solutions to some of the challenges we face in online instruction. We will spend the day working together, sometimes in large groups, sometimes in smaller groups, seeking transferable ideas and realistic approaches, with the ultimate goal of celebrating great online teaching.
3:00
–4:00 pm

West Student Lounge
Technology Update Chuck Chulvick Please join Chuck Chulvick for coffee and cookies and a discussion of the technology planning process (meet the department Tech. Liasons). Chuck will discuss the draft plan and seek input from faculty on classroom and office technology issues and present details of the recent technology grants awarded to RVCC.
5:30
–7:30 pm

W214
Supplementing your Classroom Course with WebStudy Holly Smythe This hands-on workshop is an introduction to WebStudy for instructors who want to use online tools to supplement their traditional onsite classroom courses. Topics include: Introduction/review of WebStudy tabs and toolbars, course settings, syllabus, announcements, course materials, asynchronous discussion, and assignments. You will set up a learning module (session) during the workshop. (This workshop will also include a peek at the current WebStudy gradebook & a “sneak peek” at updates coming in July!)
Registration required. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions about what to bring.

 

Thursday – May 16, room W214

Time Title Presenter Description
9:15
–10:00 am

W214
Credit Hour Equivalency Training Melanie Morris Courses in the hybrid or online format must contain instructional activities sufficient to account for the number of credits hours awarded on the successful completion of the course. This training will orient online and hybrid instructors to the use of the credit hour audit materials (developed by faculty) to document how credit hours are distributed in the online course.
10:00
–11:00 am

W214
Twitter Traci Rimple Twitter is a real-time information network, connecting great minds for purposes of information sharing within a community. Educational uses for Twitter include student micro-blogging, news gathering, backchannel tweeting during class, and student polling and assessment. Faculty can network with other faculty from around the globe and exchange information about teaching and learning. In this session, these and many other educational uses for Twitter will be demonstrated and discussed
11:00 am
–12:00 pm

W214
Google Drive Patti Kletz, Ashlee Pieris Google Drive makes it easy to create and share files, with colleagues or with students, so that your materials are always available on any computer with an internet connection, or your mobile device. In this session, participants will explore the classroom use of Google Drive, creating forms for surveys, and using the spreadsheet function. Google Drive requires an account, but your Lion Mail account access is all you need, since Lion mail is powered by Google.
12:00
–12:45 pm

W220
Lunch

 

 
12:45
–1:30 pm

W214
Pintrest Alyssa Valenti Pinterest? Isn't that just for crafty moms and designers? Did you know Pinterest actually has lots more useful applications than crafts, parties and creative design? Pinterest can be used in a number of ways in the classroom. Visually engage your students, help them find reliable and trustworthy resources and get them thinking in a different way than they are used to. This session will walk you through signing up, creating your first pinboard and pinning your first item. We'll talk about how Pinterest can be used for fun and for instruction.
1:30
–2:30 pm

W214
Google Beyond Google Bob Egan, Alyssa Valenti Did you ever do a simple Google search and get a result of 16,000,000 hits?   Did you have a hard time figuring out why you got a certain response?  Come to Google Beyond Google and learn to filter your results and search like a champ.  Bob Egan and Alyssa Valenti will teach you some simple tips and tricks that will help you save you time and yield better results.  We will have some fun activities and a contest (optional) at the end with prizes.
2:30
–3:30 pm

W214
YouTube Megan Dempsey This session will focus on the editing and organizing features that can be used to customize and enhance videos you upload to YouTube. YouTube’s annotation features help you make a simple video more dynamic. Take a basic video or screencast and add notes, call-outs, spotlights, speech bubbles and more. Have students annotate a video to demonstrate their understanding of processes or concepts. Learn how a “choose your own path” set of videos can be created by linking videos. Participants should set up a YouTube account in advance and upload videos you will want to work with.
       
5:15
–6:00 pm

W214
Credit Hour Equivalency Training Melanie Morris Courses in the hybrid or online format must contain instructional activities sufficient to account for the number of credits hours awarded on the successful completion of the course. This training will orient online and hybrid instructors to the use of the credit hour audit materials (developed by faculty) to document how credit hours are distributed in the online course.
6:00
–7:00 pm

W214
Google Drive Patti Kletz Google Drive makes it easy to create and share files, with colleagues or with students, so that your materials are always available on any computer with an internet connection, or your mobile device. In this session, participants will explore the classroom use of Google Drive, creating forms for surveys, and using the spreadsheet function. Google Drive requires an account, but your Lion Mail account access is all you need, since Lion mail is powered by Google.

 

Friday – May 17, rooms W306 and W307

Time Title Presenter Description
9:15
–10:15 am

W306
The Flipped Classroom Mike Fagan, Melanie Morris Increase classroom time discussing complex topics and working with students directly while reducing time spent answering basic or repetitive questions. In the flipped classroom students do “pre-work” of watching and learning from pre-recorded lectures, freeing class time to engage with the material, with classmates, and with you. Learn to flip your classroom in this flipped presentation.
10:15
–11:15 am

W306
Screencasting Marianne Baricevic, Patti Kletz Screencasting allows you to record, narrate, and share images from your desktop. The audio and video aspects of this technology can enrich your teaching and engage your students. It’s easy to do and free! No downloads necessary! Come make your first screencast!
11:15 am
–12:00 pm

W306
Khan Academy Dashboard and Other Flip Resources Marianne Baricevic, Melanie Morris Explore the wealth of free and easy-to-use resources that can be used to support the flipped method of teaching. Coach students using the Khan Academy exercise dashboard, participate in an open educational resources community, or use some great animated shorts on educational topics produced just for the flip methodology.
11:30 am
–1:00 pm

W307
WebStudy’s CourseLive and BigBlueButton: Synchronous Tools for Online, Hybrid, and FlippedClassrooms Holly Smythe This hands-on workshop gives you an opportunity to try presenting course information “live” using audio/video online tools. Make your online course more personal with live office hours; Utilize desktop applications for your hybrid course; Record lectures/demonstrations for your “flipped classroom.” Topics include: presenting and recording PowerPoint/pdf documents with CourseLive; sharing and recording desktop applications with BigBlueButton. (audio headsets will be provided).
Registration required. You will receive a confirmation email with instructions about what to bring.
Attendance limited to 12.
12:15
–1:00 pm

W306
Credit Hour Equivalency Training Melanie Morris Courses in the hybrid or online format must contain instructional activities sufficient to account for the number of credits hours awarded on the successful completion of the course. This training will orient online and hybrid instructors to the use of the credit hour audit materials (developed by faculty) to document how credit hours are distributed in the online course.

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