Conference Chair
Ray Purdom
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
rcpurdom@uncg.edu


MIC07 Conference Committee


Past Conferences:

2006 2005 2004
2003 2002 2001

PRESENTATION MATERIALS

 

Tuesday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshop:
Authoring Learning Objects with lodeStar
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Robert Bilyk
Gallier AB
This is an opportunity to learn how to use lodeStar, a powerful authoring tool, to create presentations, flashcards, crosswords, webquests, timelines, slideshows, eBooks and other exciting learning objects. We will explore examples and case studies. You will receive hand-outs and a CD-ROM with a trial version of lodeStar.

Pre-Conference Workshop:
Hands-On Digital Video for Interactive Learning Objects
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Steve Bonham
Southdown
This workshop will give you the hands-on opportunity to learn how to create, edit and integrate digital video for web-based tutorials, video podcasts and other multimedia learning objects.

Tuesday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Pre-Conference Workshop:
Investigating and Producing Podcasts for Teaching and Learning
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Bryan Booth, Gary Storts
Southdown
Podcasting has become a powerful tool for sharing material–from stories to videos, lectures to reviews. Podcasting allows teachers and students to share serialized content in audio or video format. We will cover basic podcast creation and distribution, as well as the pedagogy of podcasting and academic considerations affecting the implementation of this powerful educational tool.

Pre-Conference Workshop:
Cultivating a Taste for MERLOT: How to Enhance Faculty Development on Your Campus
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: John Prusch, Idana Hamilton
Borgne
New to MERLOT? Wonder how it can improve teaching with technology on your campus? If you are a faculty development professional or in any other way involved with spreading the good word about MERLOT on your campus, then this workshop is for you. Here we will demonstrate and model effective tools and strategies that work.

Pre-Conference Workshop:
Web 2.0: Using Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, Vodcasts, del.icio.us, Second Life and Other Tools to Facilitate Social Learning
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Jim Formosa
Gallier AB
This workshop will bring participants up-to-date on the tools used in implementing social learning. Several current tools will be demonstrated with opportunities for hands-on experience. A brief overview of social learning will be presented. Participants will actively participate in blogs, wikis, Second Life and the building of tag clouds.

Wednesday, 8:00 am to 9:30 am

* Featured Session *
Plenary Presentation:
The Coming of Age of Online Learning--Now What?
Track: No Track
Presenters: Bruce Chaloux
NapoleonA/B
There seems to be little doubt that online learning has matured, emerging as a vital part of the mainstream of higher education. While the number of students engaging in online learning continues to increase at double digit rates each year, the growth has had an even stronger foundation, spurred on by MERLOT and other efforts. The significant changes in how we think about course and program design, construction and delivery are real. Can we, at long last, declare victory? And if so, what now? This keynote will take a look back at online learning as well as survey the current state of affairs, but most importantly it will suggest where we might--or should-- be going.

Wednesday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hands-on Workshop:
Reviewer Training Workshop
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Nancy Konigsberg Kerner, William Paquette
Borgne
This workshop will be a hands-on interactive experience aimed at faculty and instructional support staff who desire to become MERLOT peer reviewers. The goal will be to provide participants with the tools and knowledge needed to become a new reviewer of online learning materials based on MERLOT evaluation criteria. Handouts will be included.

Hands-on Workshop:
Mobile Device Enabled Open Access Learning Objects: A Case Study of the Implementation at an Open University
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Rory McGreal
Maurepas
This workshop will suggest strategies for implementing learning objects for use on mobile devices. We will address these research questions: what constitutes an effective Mlearning initiative? what resources can be made available on mobile devices ? what are the technical difficulties in implementing learning objects on mobile devices?

Wednesday, 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Collaborative Course Building: Professors and Publisher
Track: Other
Presenters: Linda Scharp, Diane Reddy, Raymond Fleming
Oakley
Professors of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee collaborated with a major publishing company to produce a successful online introductory psychology course. An outline of their approach and how it saved course development time and increased student access and learning will be presented. The session will describe how the 80/20 rule worked in this collaboration and how, within one semester, the course was developed and offered with an enrollment of 170 students.

Common Cartridge: Educational Content Standard
Track: Other
Presenters: Rob Abel
Oak Alley
A new digital content standard is gaining rapid acceptance in education. It enables Web 2.0, portability, and could potentially reduce textbook costs. Learn what every institution, system, and vendor needs to know about Common Cartridge and hear about the products that are coming to market that support this new standard.

Wednesday, 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Plagiarism Detection: Is Technology the Answer?
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Liz Johnson
Bayside B
Institutions in the University System of Georgia have shown an increasing interest in licensing plagiarism detection technology and yet have expressed concern over costs and legal issues. We will focus on how the system has responded to these concerns and the solutions it has devised.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Crisis Response in Online Classes when the Crisis is not Shared by all Learners: The Harsh Example of Katrina
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Frank Fuller, Jane Fuller, Karen McFerrin
Bayside C
Analyzing graduate distance education classes after Katrina and Rita, this study uses communication among instructors and students, along with reeducation theory, to understand community formation and renewal in a d/e class of participants not directly affected by disaster, as well as those affected beyond measure. Instructor strategies for acknowledging, sharing and moving through cataclysmic events will be described.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Online Music Instruction: Integrating Cognitive, Affective and Psychomotor Learning
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: Wendell Hanna, Cyrus Ginwala
Bayside A
Participants will learn how two online music education classes–a large and small section–utilize online content, hands-on laboratory instruction, live performance experiences and personal reflective practices. In addition, we will show how online instruction content is linked to cognitive, psychomotor and affective goals for each class.

Wednesday, 10:00 am to 10:15 am
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Teaching with Technology: A Case Study in a Basic Physical Education Classroom in Taiwan
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Shan-Hui Hsu
Esterwood
This case study examines the use of technological applications to enhance college students’ knowledge and skills in a basic physical education program in a Taiwanese university. We will focus on the four major themes emerging from the study: development of critical reflection, knowledge construction, self-evaluation (self-awareness) and self-image creation.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Global Health Issues: Reaching College Students
Track: Track 6 – Students Jazzing IT Up
Presenters: Praphul Joshi, Susan Lyman, Jacki Benedik, Charles Duncan
Evergreen
This presentation will discuss the outline and objectives used in a world health issues course. It will also focus on some of the course’s interactive elements including obtaining information on travelers’ health, surveillance reports for health risk behaviors and mortality information for various diseases in US.

Wednesday, 10:45 am to 11:15 am
Regular Session (30 minutes):
The New Architects of Knowledge: Empowering College Students to Construct Online Content
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Kurt Hochenauer
Bayside A
As colleges offer more online and hybrid courses, the new learning paradigm of constructivist knowledge has emerged as a key component of contemporary higher education. It allows students, under the guidance of instructors, to create and maintain underlying informational and argumentative architecture of courses on the Internet. We will discuss developing technologies students use to create online content: web pages, web sites, audio files, blogs, learning objects and videos.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
OurSpace: Online Conferencing with Developmental Writing Students
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Sherry Lindquist
Bayside C
Chat features available in course management software offer faculty alternatives to traditional office visits with students. We will explore the benefits, which include more opportunity for reflection, access to transcripts of conferences throughout the semester and opportunities to leverage the “instant messaging” environment to meet with multiple students during the same time slot.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Open to All: Using MERLOT to Teach History Research Methods
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Elsa Nystrom
Bayside B
This presentation will show how we used MERLOT websites to convert an existing required course to accommodate students who had difficulty taking the traditional class. It will also include information on making MERLOT sites available to visually impaired students.

Wednesday, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Round Table Discussion:
Leveraging Social Networking and Immersive 3D Environments for Better Online Instruction
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Phillip Motley, Matthew Livesey
Oak Alley
Networked applications provide new possibilities for online course content delivery. Two areas of great potential are social networking and immersive 3D environments yet today’s students are much more savvy with these tools than their instructors. We will seek to diminish that divide by exploring ways to leverage these tools towards better usage of available technologies.

Microsoft’s Digital Content Strategy
Track: Other
Presenters: Jeff Dirks
Oakley
We see technology facilitating new ways of learning and new levels of understanding, as people use computing devices and powerful software linked by Web services to make those vital connections in the classroom, on the job, and at home. To that end, Microsoft is working with other innovators in education and technology to make our mission a reality with major initiatives. Since forming the Education Product Group, Microsoft has made tremendous investments in developing strategies and products to support our mission. The goal of this session is to provide a roadmap of our technology that is relevant to the California Digital Marketplace.

Wednesday, 11:00 am to 11:15 am
Mini Session (15 minutes):
An Emerging Technique: Automatic Generation of PowerPoint Presentations
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Sen Zhang, Hanfu Mi
Esterwood
We will explore the latest PowerPoint (PPT) programming interface for the purpose of simplifying the preparation of PPT presentations. We will demonstrate how to automatically generate PPT presentations on the fly using the live data collected from the classroom, which greatly reduces the lecture preparation time. We will also discuss how the idea might be applicable to other disciplines.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Promoting the E-Learning Experience by Applying a Case-Based Learning Approach in Computer-Mediated Instruction
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Pil-Won On, Sung Roh
Evergreen
This discussion will address the practice of a case-based learning approach in online instruction which improves the level of learning acquisition. We will show that computer-mediated instruction can overcome the limitation of e-learning that has restricted teaching methods.

Wednesday, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Universal Design for Learning: Accessibility Awareness in Louisiana
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Desiree Devereaux
Bayside B
We will explore the principles of Universal Design for Learning, a new paradigm for teaching, learning and assessment through flexible applications of technology and digital content. Participants will learn to apply UDL strategies, use technologies that support UDL and develop action plans for integration of UDL principles.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Enhancing the Learning Culture: The Development of the New “Academic Team” at St Martin's College, UK
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Margaret Weaver
Bayside A
This case study shows how St Martin’s College refocussed its learning and teaching culture by creating a new multi-disciplinary “academic team” to support the intelligent use of technology. We will explore how our holistic response enabled strong connections to be made between people and the learning environment to better assist tutors, supporters and designers.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Social Networking and Repositories: Engaging the User in the Development of the Carrick Exchange
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Elizabeth Greener
Bayside C
The Carrick Exchange is being developed as a set of online services to provide social networking and collaboration, resource contribution and sharing, search and discovery, peer review and commentary. This presentation will demonstrate the Exchange prototype and seek feedback from the MERLOT community about its functionality.

Wednesday, 11:30 am to 11:45 am
Mini Session (15 minutes):
JEST for Dummies: Create your own Computer-Based Learning Modules
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Raymond Mosteller
Esterwood
JEST (Javascript Enabled Self Test) software was designed to allow anyone with a computer having minimal software (text editor, web browser) to develop his or her own computer-based learning modules (formative assessments, tutorials, case presentations, flash cards). We will discuss how to create these modules, which can run on any computer, memory device or web server.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Pre-Training of Field Practice Online: Offering Practical Learning Opportunities to Build the Field Experience
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Pil-Won On, Billy Irwin
Evergreen
It is critical that practitioners or pre-service trainees practice applying their Evidence Based Practice (EBP) knowledge in realistic scenarios. We will discuss our online EBP graduate course in which students complete the project designed to simulate an EBP practice online. Appropriate use of technology facilitates the practice.

Wednesday, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hands-on Workshop:
Digital Portfolio: Supporting Collaborative, Flexible and Personalized Faculty Development Planning
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Mary-Elizabeth O'Toole, Stephen Parsons
Maurepas
Digital Portfolio offers process and product to support more responsive and flexible faculty development by leveraging technology tools. This interactive workshop will examine some issues critical to the creation of effective faculty development training plan and introduce several tools and collaborative processes to support its implementation.

Hands-on Workshop:
Jazzing It Up with MERLOT RSS Feeds
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Jeanne Sewell
Borgne
This workshop will teach MERLOT users how to use RSS (“really simple syndication” or “rich site summary”) feeds with MERLOT. RSS feeds allow the user to view the latest updates for newly added and peer reviewed MERLOT learning resources. The concepts learned can be easily generalized for other websites, blogs, news and podcasts.

Wednesday, 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Incorporating Social Software Networks into the Distance Learning Classroom
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: John de la Bretonne II, Andrew Simoncelli
Bayside B
Sites like MySpace and Facebook have revolutionized the way young adults communicate with their friends and peers. We will discuss how online educators can replicate these collaboration techniques to create an effective online learning space.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Giving Your Vitae a JOLT
Track: Track 2 – Research and Scholarship
Presenters: Michelle Pilati, Edward Perry
Bayside A
The Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT) provides a peer-reviewed publishing opportunity for research related to online learning and teaching. This online journal offers a quick turnaround for authors seeking recognition for their scholarship related to online education. Potential authors will be introduced to the journal and its review process.

* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
VR Molecules - Editors' Choice and Chemistry Classics Award Winner
Track: No Track
Presenters: Marc Couture
Bayside C
VR Molecules contains an interactive animation/simulation of simple molecules in which the user can alter the quantum number of the rotational and/or vibrational modes, as well as displaying several molecules on the screen at the same time. The Editors’ Council selected this learning material as an exemplary module because even those who are not familiar with the topic, can easily understand the concepts presented.

Wednesday, 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm
Round Table Discussion:
Scholarly Communities of Inquiry with MERLOT
Track: Track 2 – Research and Scholarship
Presenters: Tom Carey, Jennie Dautermann, Tracy Penny Light, Stewart Ross
Oak Alley
Faculty Communities of Inquiry support educators with shared interest in particular teaching issues, in working together to advance knowledge and practice in learning and teaching. Their activities can include scholarly processes, products and impacts. This session will illlustrate the mutually beneficial interactions between MERLOT and these scholarly communities of inquiry.

Overview and Demonstration of Brand New Teaching and Learning Tools
Track: Other
Presenters: Vin Seunath
Oakley
Learn about Desire2Learn’s suite of learning technology/software designed to enhance the online learning environment. The focus will be on Learning Environment, new competencies and more. Discover how this technology helps faculty engage students, and improves the process of online delivery. Other topic areas include rubrics, ‘blogging’, and community collaboration.

Wednesday, 1:45 pm to 2:00 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Designing a Pedagogical Agent-Delivered Online Intellectual Property Learning Module
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Sanghoon Park, Jung Lim
Esterwood
Promoting students’ awareness of intellectual property is essential in higher education because it is related to their academic ethics in terms of plagiarism issues. In order to increase students’ awareness, an online module was developed based on learning interest model. This presentation will briefly explain how this module was designed and discuss several findings from its implementation.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Applying 24/7 Support: California Community Colleges Pilot Explores a Solution
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Jennifer Station, Raquel Rios
Evergreen
In 2006, the California Community College Technology Center (CCCTC) and a private company joined to provide 24/7 support services to 17 community colleges. This grant-funded pilot project aims at finding a cost effective solution to the necessity of around the clock support in public schools offering distance education programs. Our discussion focuses on developming a cost effective model for providing a service essential to the success of a distance education program.

Wednesday, 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Virtual Museum: Technology Enhanced Professional Development for Louisiana Science Teachers (K-8 and French Immersion)
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Denise Egea-Kuehne, Sophie Warny
Bayside B
The Museum of Natural Science and the French Education Project collaborate to offer videoconferences to seven Louisiana sites, addressing two areas of emphasis–extending education to rural areas and those affected by the 2005 storms and strengthening teacher education in specific professional development areas. We will discuss how this innovative partnership bringing together science and French is grounded in teacher, science and foreign language education research.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
How Interactive E-Learning Tools Can Jazz Up Our Teaching Techniques and Improve Student Learning in the Humanities
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: Scott Brewster, Nora Reynolds, David Rivera
Bayside A
Online e-learning objects are revolutionizing pedagogy, enabling us to tap into an array of new techniques to improve student learning. We will explore how incorporating interactive case studies, simulations, maps, games and related tools into our teaching of the humanities can take our courses to a whole new level.

* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Lingu@net Europa - Editors' Choice and World Languages Classics Award Winner
Track: No Track
Presenters: Susanna Dammann
Bayside C
Lingu@net Europa gives multilingual access to over 3,500 catalogued on-line resources, many of them specifically for learners using these in self study. It also offers support for adult learners to assess their language proficiency level and offers multiple resources for communication with other learners in online forums. Lingu@net was selected by the Editors Council as an exemplary model for all disciplines because it is a fabulous resource for connecting language learners with native speaker conversation partners and provides placement tests for self-assessment, and language learning guidace.

Wednesday, 2:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Creating Effective Learning Modules Utilizing LectureScribe and a Tablet PC
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Stephen Anderson
Esterwood
This session will feature the actual production of a short pen-based tutorial using LectureScribe and a Tablet PC. LectureScribe is a free application and is particularly useful in the Math/Science/Decision Sciences where it is often easier to demonstrate concepts in "real time" pen-based handwriting, as opposed to narrating over prefabricated slides.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Computer-Assisted Non-Roman Character Learning
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: Kylie Hsu
Evergreen
This presentation will demonstrate how technology helps students learn non-Roman scripts more efficiently through character animations accompanied by graphics illustrating the meaning and evolution of selected characters. We will explore how this multimedia environment is not only engaging but also assists in long-term retention. The outcome has implications for any learning requiring memorization.

Wednesday, 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm
Panel Session:
Enabling Success of Your Institutional Initiatives with MERLOT
Track: Track 4 – The Digital Library
Presenters: Gerard Hanley
Oak Alley
Major academic technology initiatives being planned and implemented on higher education campuses face many challenges. This presentation will show how MERLOT can enable campuses to improve the quality, reliability, scalability and sustainability of implementing their initiative while reducing costs and faculty workload.

Engaging Learning Experiences
Track: Other
Presenters: Leslie Buckalew
Oakley
As physical and virtual worlds converge, all members of the campus community want to engage with ideas and information in revolutionary ways. This session will show examples of how campus digital communicators of all technical abilities—students, faculty, staff, and administrators—are sharing ideas and information that engage and inspire, using Adobe solutions for education.

Wednesday, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Sharing Open Content Through iTunes U
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: David Wicks
Bayside A
Seattle Pacific University was inspired by MERLOT to explore ways to freely share content. During the spring of 2006, Apple expanded its iTunes U project. SPU joined, and now has one of the most popular sites. We will examine all the steps necessary to become an iTunes U campus. This session will benefit those interested in using a/v content for teaching and learning.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Inviting Experience Rung by Rung: Teaching Online through Literature Ladders
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Jan Schmittauer
Bayside B
Literature ladders incorporate links such as biographical information, scholarly criticism and book reviews, historical web sites, audio and visual clips and interviews. Students also connect their experiences with major themes emphasizing relevance. Participants will view ladders on classic and modern texts and understand key principles in designing effective ladders.

* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
The eSkeletons Project - Biology Classics Award Winner
Track: No Track
Presenters: Lauri Thompson
Bayside C
The eSkeletons Project is a dynamic website with complete anatomical skeletons of the human and baboon (with the gorilla skeleton to be added) that allows for comparisons and identification of structures in all planes of view. The learning material fosters great problem solving skills and has exceptional graphics. The Biology Editorial Board cited the ability to do side-by-side comparative anatomy with 3D visualization and the excellent combination of database material with animations and interactive learning as outstanding characteristics of this site.

Wednesday, 3:15 pm to 3:30 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Employee Development Using WebCT Vista
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Jennifer Link
Esterwood
Georgia State University Library created WebCT Vista learning modules to help library employees meet technology competencies. Employees can access the modules at their convenience; self-assess with quizzes; login for a refresher anytime; and the Training & Assessment Librarian can monitor employee progress. We will explore how effective online staff development can be.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Educational Technology Integration Course: Meeting Challenges of Non-Traditional Students
Track: Track 6 – Students Jazzing IT Up
Presenters: Kioh Kim, Leah Gordy, Sanghoon Park, Karen McFerrin, Ron McBride
Evergreen
This presentation will highlight the class projects and experiences of an outstanding non-traditional student in an introduction to computers in education course. Both the instructor and student will be present to discuss their roles. The instructor will also share research data about non-traditional students enrolled in this course.

Wednesday, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hands-on Workshop:
ELIXR Case Stories for Faculty Development
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Cynthia Desrochers, Lou Zweier, Tom Carey
Borgne
The MERLOT ELIXR project is creating a set of discipline-oriented case stories of exemplary teaching practices. We will review examples of current case stories, illustrate their use in faculty development activities and provide opportunities for hands-on use of the ELIXR toolkit for creating case stories.

Hands-on Workshop:
MERLOT– An Innovative Approach in Teaching Distance Educationn
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Gary Sorenson
Maurepas
Participants will learn to utilize MERLOT to develop innovative teaching in online classes. I will be demonstrating how I use MERLOT in our distance AAS accounting courses and the Bemidji State University TES course, Evaluation In Career and Technical Education.

Wednesday, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Explaining and Advocating the Use of Online Learning Tools to Multiple Constituencies
Track: Other
Presenters: Gary Dietz, John Wilkin
Oakley
How can you involve educators, administrators, students, and other constituencies in your online learning plans? Do they understand the categories of online learning and the value of each for varying situations? This brainstorming session breaks down the online learning landscape and provides you a framework to help educate and persuade a wide range of potential audiences.

Student Interactivity in the College Lecture Hall
Track: Other
Presenters: Greg Kilkenny
Oak Alley
In this presentation, you will be introduced to the powerful summative and formative assessment tools available with eInstruction’s Classroom Performance System. Learn how professors throughout the US and Canada have implemented CPS to take attendance, gauge student comprehension, and administer quizzes and tests. Additionally, questioning strategies will be discussed highlighting best practices from around the country.

Wednesday, 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Designing Online Courses to Provide Greater Support for Students with Attention Deficit Disorder
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Dorothy Fuller
Bayside B
This presentation will offer an overview of difficulties faced by online learners with ADD/ADHD, as well as outline common characteristics of online courses that can decrease the likelihood of ADD/ADHD student success. It will then focus on easily implemented solutions and methods for using common learning management system tools to give increased support to these online students.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Two Years, Two Colleges, Three Courses: MERLOT Making History
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: William Paquette
Bayside A
One professor will provide data on three history survey courses illustrating how using MERLOT improved both skills and student achievement over two academic years at the two largest community colleges in the Virginia Community College System.

* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Guide to Financial Statements - Business Classics Award Winner
Track: No Track
Presenters: Arthur Downing
Bayside C
Guide to Financial Statements explains the three major financial statements: income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement and includes interactive activities, summaries, quizzes, glossary, related links, and printable study guides. The Business Editorial Board states that the material is easy to use, has clear instructions, is engaging, visually appealing, and interactive. The fact that both audio and text are available for the tutorial is an excellent feature.

Wednesday, 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
BI Learning for Improving Faculty Teaching: Lessons from a Chilean Experience
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Patricio Montero
Evergreen
The CEDETEC Center at the University of Santiago de Chile applied a BI learning modular program for faculty development. We will examine the response from over 300 professors. They confirm the program affects beliefs and pedagogical practices for improving what should be learned and how, as well as student evaluation. Conclusions support lessons for faculty development.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Integrated Learning and Student Engagement Using E-Portfolios
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Bob Sproule
Esterwood
Students can learn in multiple contexts–academic, workplace and community. E-portfolios are being used as an integrating tool and can lead to a richer and more holistic view of their university experience. We will discuss results from a study which began in the fall of 2006.

Wednesday, 4:30 pm to 4:45 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Working With a Learning Object Repository: Going from a Prototype to a Commercial Repository–The CLOE Story
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Peter Goldsworthy
Esterwood
CLOE formed a relationship with Desire2Learn to move to their learning object respository. This session will examine the unique problems of moving from a custom built prototype learning object repository to a commercial learning object repository. Our interactive discussion will include how we were surprised by some different standards than expected.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Where is the Scholarship?
Track: Track 2 – Research and Scholarship
Presenters: Connie Jones-Wade, James Calder
Evergreen
This session will present the results of an investigation into the scholarly processes of developing and teaching an online course. In essence we will revisit Boyer’s question: “What activities of the American professoriate should be deemed as scholarship?” We will examine how online course development and teaching require all the expertise of traditional instructions as well as techniques unique to this model.

Wednesday, 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Humanities 2.0: How Web 2.0 is Changing the Humanities Classroom
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: Andrea Eastman-Mullins
Bayside B
What happens when you apply the collaborative tools of Web 2.0 to scholarly works in the humanities? How are faculty using playlists, tagging and wiki software for instruction? I will share examples and lessons learned working with faculty and librarians to publish Web 2.0 tools across Alexander Street Press’ music, history and theatre databases.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
The Animated Atlas of African History– A Teaching and Reference Tool
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: Giovanna Roz, Nancy Jacobs, Rolando Peñate
Bayside A
This atlas is an online year-by-year map of selected themes in the Africa’s history between 1879 and 2002. It is a dynamic teaching and learning tool used by students and researchers alike. This presentation will show how the map works, how it has become part of the syllabus, how student receive it and how it often prompts additional research focusng on verifying the validity of the visual data.

* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
The Raid on Deerfield - History Classics Award Winner
Track: No Track
Presenters: Lynne Spichiger
Bayside C
The Raid on Deerfield in 1704 is an interactive assessment which helps develop student skills of analysis and critical thinking. The History Editorial Board selected this site because the content is excellent with cultural information on background, scenic descriptions, food-ways, clothing, entertainment and leisure, society, and government for the French and English in North America as well as several Indian tribes.

Wednesday, 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Panel Session:
Prepare for a Disaster
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Ron Chapman
Oak Alley
When a disaster strikes, colleges must have a plan in place to meet the educational needs of their students. We will outline the lessons learned by Nunez Community College in St. Bernard Parish during Hurricane Katrina, as they are a case study as to why there is no substitute for a carefully rehearsed emergency plan of action.

Case for Institutional Licensing of e-Textbooks
Track: Other
Presenters: Christopher McKenzie
Oakley
The stakeholders involved in the creation, distribution, acquisition and use of textbooks are increasingly dissatisfied with the current system. Students, instructors, administrators, librarians, and publishers find common cause in several goals: All want to see lower costs for students, while insuring equity of access, greater accountability and means to measure performance, and to provide teachers and students with the myriad advantages made possible through digital delivery. Finding a solution means changing the current practices in wholesale ways. This presentation, from the perspective of a major Higher Education publisher, presents a case for institutional licensing of digital textbooks as the key to achieving these aims

Wednesday, 5:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Design and Development of Pathways to Inquiry: An Earth Science Inquiry Skill Analyzer and Activity Portalrtal
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Yiping Lou, Pamela Blanchard, Jaime Carnaggio, Srividya Singampalli
Esterwood
Pathways to Science Inquiry is an NSF-funded Teacher Professional Continuum proof-of-concept project. A prototype demonstration of two interrelated tools, an Inquiry Skill Analyzer and an Inquiry Activity Portal, will include a discussion of developing these tools to help middle school earth science teachers enhance their skills in teaching inquiry-based science.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Community Approach to Divisional Moodle Adoption
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: John Allan
Evergreen
This presentation outlines a community approach to the adoption of the Moodle LMS into a Language and Academic Studies division of a college in the Arabic Gulf. Volunteers were certified over a period of 12 weeks using a blended approach. This training created leaders that supported the staff as well as developed learning objects.

Wednesday, 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
E-Portfolios: Faculty Development and Buy-Iny-in
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Jane Moore
Bayside B
NCATE and administrators require that faculty participate in e-portfolio processes. Some do with enthusiasm, while others grudgingly acquiesce or overtly resist. Our department has developed a system of faculty ownership of the portfolio process. This session will provide an opportunity for sharing and discussion of faculty buy-in and involvement in e-portfolios.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
MERLOT World Languages On the Move
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: Carla Meskill, Laura Franklin
Bayside A
This session will provide an overview of the MERLOT World Languages discipline community. It will also provide an opportunity for users to give MERLOT feedback on what the collection needs to better serve faculty and students.

Wednesday, 5:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Engaging Students with Content: Strategies to Reinforce Learning
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Lois Goldsworthy
Esterwood
In online courses at the University of Waterloo, integrating interactive learning objects is one strategy that has been used to engage students with content, address differences in learning styles and enhance learning experiences. This presentation will provide an overview of the authoring process from initial stages through to the end product.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
WebQuests in Online Courses:Connecting IT to the Real World
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Anne Wall, Carlette Hardin
Evergreen
Since their inception over a decade ago, WebQuests have been used with increasing frequency in K-12 classrooms. However, they have yet to be fully integrated into higher education courses, particularly those offered online. This presentation will show how WebQuests can be effectively used to integrate real world problem solving activities into online instruction.

Thursday, 8:00 am to 9:30 am

* Featured Session *
Plenary Presentation:
Teaching Blue
Presenters: David Megill
NapoleonA/B
A career of teaching does not necessarily answer the questions and mysteries of learning. As we work to develop the perfect object to expose that hit-the-wall concept, we have to dig deeper and deeper into the ether of our own disciplines. Our work to increase the resolution of our understanding may inversely lead to increasing amounts of ambiguity. Music certainly has its share of pedagogical counter balances. The science of music seems ultimately understandable but the mystery of creativity unravels the specificity. And for those of us looking to a technical pedagogy, we face a similar dichotomy as we try to objectify our teaching when faced with the wonder of learning.

Thursday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hands-on Workshop:
Electronic Portfolios for Teachers, Learners, and Resuable Learning Objects?
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Deborah Proctor, Lori Schroeder, Paul Wasko
Borgne
This session offers an overview of the features of eFolio Minnesota and its use by faculty and students. An electronic portfolio is a user-friendly tool that can be used to support faculty and students. This session demonstrates how portfolio owners might use reusable learning objects in their electronic portfolios. Participants also will create individual eFolio sites and have hands-on opportunity to see and explore core software navigation. Participants are required to have laptops.

Hands-on Workshop:
Web Enhancing Courses with Freeware Components: A Flexible, Efficient and Low-Cost Alternative
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Richard Bowman
Maurepas
Five years ago Bridgewater College moved from a commercial course management system to components already in use, including BC-MOO for synchronous chats, BC-BBS for threaded discussions and the web server itself. JS Quiz Maker was developed to fill the need of a quiz module. Participants will explore how to implement all of these components to web enhance courses.

Thursday, 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Round Table Discussion:
Insinuating Library Instruction into Blackboard Courseware
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Ciara Healy, Suvanida Duangudom, Rebecca Miller
Oak Alley
Blackboard’s built-in functions, such as password-protected accessibility, quizzes and surveys, as well as integrated audio and video, offer librarians a platform for robust bibliographic instruction without reinventing the wheel. We will explore how integrating library-authored Blackboard modules into existing and future courses offers students increased access to quality library services and instruction.

Thursday, 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Giving Faculty a Headstart with Jumpstart & TAMU-K Library Services
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Victoria Packard, Faye Bradshaw
Bayside A
This presentation will highlight the Jump Start Program and the James C. Jernigan Library Technology and Training Services, which support the pedagogy of eTeaching at Texas A&M University – Kingsville (TAMUK). Both programs provide training and technical support for creating streaming videos, podcasts and other forms of multimedia.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Non-Credit Foreign Language Technology Certificate: Challenges and Opportunities
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: Edwige Simon, Kuan-Yi Chang
Bayside B
The Technology Certificate is a non-degree program offering training in the theories and practices of instructional technologies to foreign language graduate students and instructors. This presentation will introduce the curriculum of the certificate. Presenters will then focus on the various strategies used to attract and retain students in the program.

* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Physics 8.02: Faraday's Law - Physics Classics Award Winner
Track: No Track
Presenters: John Belcher
Bayside C
This collection of 16 animations and simulations covers the topic of Faraday's law and induction. They illustrate the currents and fields induced by moving magnets and changing magnetic fields. The systems simulated are both realistic and complicated, illustrating the power of the combination of physics and computation to predict the behavior of real systems. The Physics Editorial Board selected this learning material because it moves the class beyond the simple, analytically solvable problems usually covered in introductory classes.

Thursday, 10:00 am to 10:15 am
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Engaging Your Audience with Interactive PowerPoint
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Robert Wright
Evergreen
Traditional linear PowerPoint determines the direction of your presentation. There is no flexibility, no spontaneity, no dialogue between you and your audience. With planning and organization, you can be dynamic and more engaging. This session will introduce the basic concepts and techniques that will make you shine.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
A Tutorial on Crystallization (.swf file)
Track: Track 6 – Students Jazzing IT Up
Presenters: Prem Sattsangi, Christopher Byers
Esterwood
Crystallization involves concepts of solubility and molecular structure, dynamic equilibrium in a saturated solution and the difference in solubility as a function of temperature. These topics, presented in PowerPoint, are explained by animations created using Macromedia Director. We will show how this tutorial helps explain a logical approach to crystallization.

Thursday, 10:30 am to 10:45 am
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Using Video Technology to Support Language Learning Development
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Hsiu-Ting Hung
Esterwood
This presentation will report on classroom research that used video technology to focus students’ attention on their language learning process, in particular their development of communicative skills. Pedagogical implications and technological tools of video capturing, video editing and video publishing will be addressed.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
The Language of Learning Object Review: A Cross-Disciplinary Study
Track: Track 2 – Research and Scholarship
Presenters: Carla Meskill, Gulnara Sadykova
Evergreen
This study undertook linguistic analysis of over 2,000 peer reviews in the MERLOT learning objects collection. We will discuss the findings, which underscore variation between the disciplines while suggesting points of convergence and divergence that may be serve as tools in devising principles and standards for instructional design and for promoting cross-disciplinary dialog and collaborations.

Thursday, 10:45 am to 11:15 am
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Expertiza: Improving Course Materials and Learning Outcomes through Peer Review of Student Work
Track: Track 4 – The Digital Library
Presenters: Edward Gehringer
Bayside A
In the Expertiza approach, students peer review each other’s work. We will explain and demonstrate software that allows different sets of students to do different assignments, with the best submission in each category being chosen for inclusion in a combined work, such as a manual or exercises for each chapter in a textbook.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Rich Media Projects at Xavier University of Louisiana (.swf file)
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Bart Everson
Bayside B
Since 1999, our Center for the Advancement of Teaching has sponsored the Rich Media Projects Initiative, which fosters faculty creativity with multimedia and the creation of multimedia products: websites, DVDs, CD-ROMs. Our panel of staff experts and faculty will discuss the development of projects covering a range of disciplines, including the successes and challenges faced.

* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Rice Virtual Lab in Statistics - Statistics Classics Award Winner
Track: No Track
Presenters: David Lane
Bayside C
Rice Virtual Lab contains simulations and demonstrations for both the student and instructor that give a visual demonstration of the concept and further explain the concept. Practice exercises are provided for each of the statistical concepts in the package along with a section of Cases that provide independent practice for the student to develop "ownership" of the information. The Statistics Editorial Board selected this material as it is a very useful teaching tool and very resourceful in its applications.

Thursday, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Panel Session:
Applying MERLOT in Comprehensive Course Redesign
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Tom Carey, Jennie Dautermann, Hilarie Nickerson
Oak Alley
This effective approach to rethinking teaching and learning addresses instructional issues of quality and cost. Panelists will share their experiences with this approach and suggestions for systematically applying MERLOT resources and services to support comprehensive initiatives in course redesign.

Thursday, 11:00 am to 11:15 am
Mini Session (15 minutes):
The Fusion Model of Instructional Design: A Proposed Model for Faculty Development Programs in Technology Integration
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Lori Soule
Evergreen
FMID is a proposed model for developing technology integration faculty development programs to meet the needs of incoming students wanting technology fused into their coursework. We will examine how FMID fues together the positive characteristics of the three exisitng models–participatory design, rapid prototying and Keller’s ARCS Model of Motivation–into a single model.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Japanese Instructional Media Archive (Japanese IMA): Creating a Community of Japanese Language Learners (Microsoft Publisher file)
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: Takako Shigehisa, Heather Tillberg-Webb
Esterwood
This website is designed to provide Japanese learners with short film clips that offer rich contextual use of language to aid in learning. The intent is to develop both content and community for learning about Japanese language and culture. We will discuss facilitating an online learning community where other instructors add resources and both students and instructors add original content with lesson plans.

Thursday, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Accessibility Compliance in Distance Learning: Barrier-Free Multimedia
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Leyla Zhuhadar, Robert Wyatt
Bayside A
Accessibility in web-based content is an important and challenging issue. We are going to present an open source that has been created at Western Kentucky University at the Office of Distance Learning that generates the needed XML-file which converts each multimedia recorded lecture into an accessible component.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
The Virtual Philosopher: A Digital Problem-Based Case Study for Online Courses
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Wade Maki
Bayside B
The Virtual Philosopher is an interactive, digital, problem-based learning activity for online courses designed to place the student in the decision making position as ethics events unfold under real-world conditions. It allows students to make different choices and collects decision data for each student. We will view samples of the activities and discuss how they enhance student engagement and improve interaction, as well as examine how they might be use to gather evidence of student learning.

* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Quest Garden - Teacher Education Award Winner
Track: No Track
Presenters: Bernie Dodge
Bayside C
Many instructors have found a WebQuest to be a successful way to engage student with an inquiry-oriented learning activity, but most instructors are limited to using WebQuests created by others because of a lack of web authoring skills. Bernie Dodge has provided a solution to this problem by introducing Quest Garden, a low-threshold application for authoring and hosting WebQuests. The Teacher Education Editorial Board selected this learning material because it is a true interactive learning object that allows instructors to enter their own content into a template and publish a finished WebQuest that can be used in the classroom.

Thursday, 11:30 am to 11:45 am
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Guidelines for Effective Multimedia Presentations
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Jung Lim, Sanghoon Park
Esterwood
The session will propose a set of guidelines for effective multimedia presentations that enhance student learning. The guidelines are fully based on theories and extensive empirical research. The session will be useful for those who are involved in multimedia instruction design.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Using Feedback as a Teaching Tool in the Online Classroom
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Larry Flegle
Evergreen
Educators sometime ask, “How can we provide feedback that will help students learn and motivate them to achieve the desired outcomes?” This question becomes more complex with the online delivery methodology. This presentation will discuss creative ways online faculty can use assessment feedback to help students achieve the learning objectives.

Thursday, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hands-on Workshop:
Introducing ISAW as an Example of Web-Based Science Simulations Constructed Using JavaScript and HTML Forms
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Richard Bowman
Borgne
ISAW simulations introduce students to topics such as planetary motion, IFS fractals, exoplanet searches and the “Game of Life” in finite universes. Participants will explore how these simulations may be used in courses and how JavaScript and HTML forms may be used to construct simulations. Techniques demonstrated will include how to plot graphs and use cookies.

Hands-on Workshop:
Join MERLOT, It's Good for the Health of Your Institution
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Gerard Hanley
Maurepas
This hands-on workshop will enable participants to plan campus projects for using MERLOT and to learn the value of becoming a MERLOT partner. Institutional leaders considering joining the MERLOT consortium are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Expectations for Faculty who Teach Online
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Ruby Evans, Nathaniel Manning, Mary Jackson, Vanessa White, Iris Champion
Bayside A
In online teaching and learning environments, faculty must move away from "teaching" and move toward the active "facilitation" of learning. We invite you to participate in this lively discussion regarding appropriate expectations for online faculty.

* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Access e-Learning - Faculty Development Classics Award
Track: No Track
Presenters: Robert Todd
Bayside B
This learning material is a free, online ten-module tutorial that offers information, instructional techniques, and practice labs on how to make the most common needs in distance education accessible for individuals with disabilities, and enhance the usability of online materials for all students. The Faculty Development Editorial Board believes this site is outstanding because it is relevant to instructors in all disciplines as well as those in the corporate world.

Thursday, 1:45 pm to 2:30 pm
MERLOT 101–Everything you Want to Know but are Afraid to Ask
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Barbra Bied Sperling
Bayside C
This session will offer an overview of MERLOT for new members and old members alike MERLOT developers will demonstrate functionality you might not know exists or were afraid to ask about. The panel will also address questions or problems. This is a great opportunity, regardless of your experience with the site.

Vive la Louisiane, un Etat pas Comme Tous les Autres: In French Class, Louisiana Speaks for Itself
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: Susan Spillman
Oak Alley
This interactive multimedia program features Louisiana residents–from state troopers to clergy– speaking in French about their work, family and culture. This presentation will feature disussion and audience practice of interactive exercises and will be of interest to anyone wanting to enrich instruction by incoroporating local and regional culture.

Thursday, 1:45 pm to 2:00 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
California Virtual Campus Educational Awards Program
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Raquel Rios
Evergreen
The California Virtual Campus Online Educational Awards Program is a new mini-grant competition for California community college faculty. We will discuss how, with the assistance of a panel of judges, faculty are selected and provided with incentives to develop new online learning objects and courses, as well as enhancements to existing online courses.

Thursday, 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
The Legal Standing of “Orphaned” Material
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: John Sutherlin
Bayside A
Intellectual property issues are complex and orphaned material could make these issues even more difficult to manage. This presentation will evaluate various types of orphaned material, summarize the Senate’s report and analyze remaininng isues which could impact digital libraries or classroom presentations.

* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Camtasia Tutorial - Information Technology Classics Award Winner
Track: No Track
Presenters: Michael Fimian
Bayside B
This learning material is a step-by-step tutorial for learning how to use Camtasia. The material is animated and the audio provides clear, easy instructions on how to use Camtasia. The Information Technology Editorial Board selected this site because of the ease of use, the ability to select certain portions of the tutorial and for the outstanding graphics provided.

Thursday, 2:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
E-Conferencing and Beyond - Providing Seamless Access to Technology
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Larry Green, Michelle Pilati
Esterwood
What features would the perfect course management system have? This session will provide an overview of new and planned enhancements to the ETUDES course management system, an extension of the SAKAI project. A fully integrated e-conferencing system will be demonstrated and plans for integration MERLOT and a federated search feature will be discussed.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Mashup: Using Online Archives for Writing Classes and Interdisciplinary Multimedia Projects
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Steven Hale
Evergreen
Students can use public domain archives not only to add multimedia content to traditional analyses but to create entirely new texts by combining words, images, music and video into hybrid documents or mashups. Using a list of public domain resources, participants will brainstorm to create their own virtual mashups.

Thursday, 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm
Panel Session:
The Classic Predicament: How to Protect Creator's Rights yet Share Freely for Education
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Sorel Reisman
Oak Alley
This presentation will explore how Creative Commons licenses protect learning object creator’s copyrights and intellectual property while at the same time allowing them to share freely within the educational community. Through discussion we will discover how the three primary choices of licenses could best serve MERLOT and its sub-community, CLOE.

Panel Session:
The U is Flat: Cross-Disciplinary Support for Critical Evaluation and Effective Use of Web-Based Learning Resources
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Victor Wong
Bayside C
Is the university flat? How do we overcome the barriers between the various disciplines? What synergies do we gain in collaborating cross-disciplinarily? In this session, a panel of faculty and staff will share their experiences and lessons learned from participating over the past year in a cross-disciplinary MERLOT community of practice at the University of Michigan.

Thursday, 2:45 pm to 3:00 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Central Limit Theorem: New SOCR Applet and Demonstration Activity
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Nicolas Christou, Ivo Dinov
Esterwood
We will describe an innovative effort to use technological tools for improving student motivation and learning of the theory, practice and usability of the Central Limit Theorem (CLT) in probability and statistics courses. Our approach is based on harnessing the computational libraries developed by the Statistics Online Computational Resource (SOCR).

Mini Session (15 minutes):
The Teaching Profession Goes Online
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Connie Jones-Wade, James Calder
Evergreen
There has been a crucial shift in the educational experience from teacher-centered to learner-centered in online teaching. We will discuss how instructors become intermediaries between the students and the resources they need for their own independent study. We will reflect on the value of traditional instruction as well as new techniques for success in the pedagogy of e-teaching.

Thursday, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Institutional Electronic Portfolios
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Lori Schroeder
Bayside B
This session describes the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system Institutional Electronic Portfolio Project. The session will showcase the project’s Web-based Resource Center and demonstrates how system institutions use eFolio Minnesota for project support and for program and institutional accreditation purposes. Participants will develop outlines for their own institutional sites.

Thursday, 3:15 pm to 3:30 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Current Trends, Best Practices and Future Applications in Distance Education: Focus on Online Learning
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Ron McBride, Karen McFerrin, Kioh Kim, Sanghoon Park
Evergreen
Distance learning is the largest growth area in education. This session will review current trends and best practices in distance applications, assessment and collaboration, as well as concerns and challenges for faculty and students. Reviewing trends and practices will provide the impetus for predicting future audiences and markets for distance education.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Post-Katrina Student Experiences and Online Learning
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Sandra Hartman
Esterwood
Before Katrina, neither UNO faculty nor students had little experience in the online learning environment. This case study will outline my experiences teaching online from the fall 2005 post-Katrina semester through the spring 2007 semester. My focus will be on the discussion board I began that first semester and have continued for online classes.

Thursday, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hands-on Workshop:
Let Brain Friendly Techniques Jazz up your Online Classes
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Connie Gulick
Maurepas
Learn how we’ve adapted brain-based learning principles and the Natural Human Learning Process as outlined by Rita Smilkstein to improve learning in our online writing courses. We’ll model the techniques we’ve developed so you can use these principles and techniques to come up with methods appropriate to your own discipline.

Thursday, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Panel Session:
Customizing MERLOT for Your Institution with a Teaching Commons
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Gerard Hanley
Bayside C
Two key factors for faculty reusing other’s content and curriculum are the relevance of the content to the discipline and the relevance of the content to the institution. MERLOT has developed services that enable both disciplinary and institutional relevance to easily shape the customizations of MERLOT’s services. Three different MERLOT Teaching Commons will be demonstrated and ways for institutions to build their own will be presented.

Librarian Development
Track: Track 4 – The Digital Library
Presenters: Peter Nerzak, Catherine Haras
Oak Alley
The MERLOT Librarian Workshop is designed to provide an introduction in using MERLOT with a focus on librarians. Librarians will explore the MERLOT collection, create a personal collection, post a review for a learning object and add to the MERLOT collection. Those not already members will be able to join MERLOT during the workshop. Participants will also discuss the formation of the MERLOT Library and Information Services Editorial Board.

Thursday, 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Augmenting the MERLOT Tradition with Multi-User Virtual Environments: A Guided Tour
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Sabine Reljic, Brock Allen
Bayside A
Multi-User Virtual Environments such as Second Life (SL) offer unique and flexible spaces for conducting exchanges of educational objects amongst academics and educators. The presenters will guide attendees through some of the educationally relevant features of the SL environment used by universities, libraries, museums and national organizations.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
The Rock Made Me Do It! Quick SCORM and an Online Geology Course
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Ray Gildner, Samantha Birk
Borgne
This presentation will demonstrate the Pick-and-Click wizard and the creation of a SCORM compliant exercise based on labeling, matching and identifying. The presentation will consider how SCORM can be used to enrich Internet-based teaching and explore the integration of SCORM exercises in an online geology course.

Help for the Faculty Development Crisis: Five-Minute eClips and Online Workshops
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Ray Purdom, Steve Gilbert, Todd Zakrajsek
Bayside B
In this age of too much to do, too little time, 5-minute video clips and 5-minute online faculty development workshops provide attractive options for exploring and developing new ways of using instructional technology to improve teaching and learning. This presentation looks at the rationale behind such 5-minute wonders, shares some existing examples and other resources, and shows you how to build your own.

Thursday, 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
A Teaching Commons for CSU Business Programs
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Ronald Purser
Esterwood
This California State University (CSU) system-wide project is the first discipline-based faculty portal that provides effective, easy to use and timely professional development for all CSU Business faculty teaching with technology. This discipline portal is based on The Carnegie Foundation’s idea of a “teaching commons.” This presentation will demonstrate the site and solicit feedback regarding areas for future development/improvement.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Online Graduate Degrees and a Rural University– How Does It Work?
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Karen McFerrin, Ron McBride, Frank Fuller, Kioh Kim, Sanghoon Park
Evergreen
The online M.Ed. in Educational Technology Leadership addresses current Technology Leader needs/certification requirements for Building-Level Technology Facilitator and District Technology Leader. The Curriculum and Instruction degree (concentration in ETEC) prepares graduates who can direct and support teaching effectively with technology. We also offer an online M.A. in Adult Education. We will show how an effective distance education program can be successful with limited resources.

Thursday, 4:30 pm to 4:45 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Course Lectures for Primary or Supplemental Instruction in the Online Environment
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Barry Monk, Mary Wolfe
Esterwood
The explanation/demonstration process in the traditional classroom is often challenging to incorporate into online courses. This presentation will demonstrate some of the relatively inexpensive equipment and software that instructors can use to make online course lectures.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Building a Scalable and Sustainable Online Community of Practice
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Jeff Gold
Evergreen
The CSU 12th Grade Expository Reading and Writing Course focuses on expository, analytical and argumetative reading and writing. We will explore how the course’s online community has provided a forum for teachers to improve pedagogy, feel connected and share materials in a scalable and sustainable way.

Thursday, 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Project Builder: A Digital Repository Engineered to Function as a Robust Content Management System
Track: Track 4 – The Digital Library
Presenters: Dean Rehberger, Mark Kornbluh, Michael Fegan
Borgne
MATRIX, a Humanities Computing Research Center at MSU, has constructed an open source digital repository, Project Builder, providing the full functionality of a rich content management system. We will explore PB, a flexible web-based CMS designed for long term preservation and access, which allows for the development of complex, multimedia learning objects. Designed for a long-term preservation and access, PB is a flexible web-based CMS that allows for the development of complex, multimedia learning objects.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
What do the Digital Natives Want? Issues and Priorities of Online Students
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Deborah Proctor
Bayside B
Seventeen institutions offering online degrees and courses through Minnesota Online measured the satisfaction levels of online learners with a Priorities Survey for Online Learners (PSOL) in 2006. This session provides a synopsis of the results and how Minnesota Online and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities collaborated to survey and respond to the priorities of online students.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Internet Radio Stations are a Cheap Technology for School Retention and Promotion, and for Collaboration among Students
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: Miguel Fernandez
Bayside A
The Web 2.0 concept of using technology for democratic collaboration was put into practice by implementing www.phxinternetradio.com, an internet radio station club at Phoenix College. We will discuss how instructors, students, secretaries, alumni, athletic and academic departments–groups that rarely interact as peers—now share ideas and roles.

Thursday, 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm
Panel Session:
No - It's Not Fair Use: Teaching Respect for Copyrights & Creativity in the Digital Age (.pdf)
Track: Track 4 – The Digital Library
Presenters: Mark Davis, John Worthington
Oak Alley
This presentation will help participants establish the foundations of an informed campus-wide intellectual property policy with practical guidelines. We will examine copyright “Fair Use” guidelines for the faculty/student community, including a brief analysis of what uses are acceptable under Title 17 USC §107, §110, and the TEACH Act.

Round Table Discussion:
The MERLOT African Network (MAN) Project: Expanding the Community of Practice to Africa
Track: Track 4 – The Digital Library
Presenters: Moustapha Diack, Gerard Hanley, Solmon Negash, Victor Mbarika
Bayside C
We will explore the recent efforts and strategic plans to coordinate a collaborative network, MERLOT African Network (MAN), between African educational institutions and the MERLOT community facilitated by the Bambugare Educational Network. We will use the discussion of this partnership to initiate brainstorming around the goals and the modalities for successfully implementing MAN..

Thursday, 5:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
My Office Hours
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Marion Carroll
Esterwood
This is an audio MP3 podcast of the casual, spontaneous and unexpected conversations (all recorded with the agreement with those involved) in my campus office during regular daily hours. You will hear students, faculty and guests from all disciplines talking with me on topics ranging from research to dormitory experiences. I will discuss my recording enviroment, which allows students on and off campus to hear study sessions, as well as research presentations and opportunities.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Developing an Erudite Faculty in the Two-Year College
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Ruby Evans, Mary Jackson, Iris Champion, Nathaniel Manning, Vanessa White
Evergreen
Southern University at Shreveport piloted its Faculty Fellows Program in the spring of 2007. This session will feature an overview of the program designed to help move the professoriate of a small two-year college toward enhanced scholarship in teaching. Attendees will discuss strategies for replicating this small scale professional development designed to have maximum impact on an institution.

Thursday, 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Working with MERLOT to Build a Multi-Discipline Browsing Hierarchy
Track: Track 4 – The Digital Library
Presenters: Karen Colbron, Helen Brady
Borgne
In 2006 WGBH Educational Foundation received an Institute of Museum and Library Services grant to create an archives website (http://openvault.wgbh.org). A key part of this project involved creating a browsing hierarchy for the website using the MERLOT category index, supplemented by a number of other controlled vocabularies. You will be introduced to the Open Vault website and receive insight into the benefits and challenges of using the MERLOT categories in building a taxonomic structure.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Northeastern State Univeristy Online Writing Program Administration Certificate
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Mary Stanley, Anthony O'seland
Bayside B
This certification program serves as a model which, while modest in original intent, can be broadened into a range of other professional training possibilities. We will explore how the basic design of this program is a model which can be applied to any traning need in an electronic environment.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
SRA: An Online Research Tool for Sound Signal Analysis
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: Pantelis Vassilakis
Bayside A
A web-based tool for spectral/roughness analysis of signals, SRA includes suggestions on settings appropriate to the research questions of interest. It outputs single spectral/roughness values or spectral/roughness profiles at user-specified time intervals. The tool includes research background on spectral analysis, roughness, and the algorithms used, and has cross-disciplinary applications.

Thursday, 5:30 pm to 5:45 pm
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Dr. Carroll's Notebook
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Marion Carroll
Esterwood
This blog style resource provides audio and video capture of notes I have taken on weekly course topics. We will explore how this resource can enhance lectures, make optimum use of class time and offer continous and fresh reference material, as well as provide a way for students to review test questions following an examination.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Introducing Technology with Writing and Research Skills
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Melissa Stange
Evergreen
Today’s students need more than just technology skills to be employable. Based on input from our local businesses, instructors should make sure that students have proper writing, research and team work skills. This presentation will explain the project requirements, student feedback, students, assignment sheets and publication results.

Friday, 8:00 am to 9:00 am

* Featured Session *
Plenary Presentation:
Open Networked Learning - Architectures of Participation
Track: No Track
Presenters: Barbara Dieu
NapoleonA/B
The Web, social tools and the convergence of different digital media have brought about more opportunities for learners and educators throughout the world. Exposure and access to diverse local and international online communities of practice, along with the blend of formal and informal learning, challenge us to re-think our basic assumptions about knowledge acquisition, traditional classroom delivery and e-learning. In this keynote, Barbara Dieu will show how we can harness the networking power of these tools and communities to engage in participatory communication and collective knowledge building.

Friday, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Hands-on Workshop:
Integrating Netcasting into the Classroom Experience
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Richard Shelton
Borgne
This workshop will address key issues relevant to using technology intelligently in the classroom. We’ll take a brief look at the popular media of netcasting, podcasts, and vodcasts then explore their use as instructional tools and discuss ways to integrate them into the classroom to avoid problems and enhance the curriculum. The workshop concludes by creating a short group-produced podcast.

Hands-on Workshop:
Universal Design for Learning -- an Interactive Experience
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Dave Wilkinson
Maurepas
Through the constructs of Universal Design for Learning, articipants will gain hands-on knowledge in the production of materials in large print, braille, and DAISY/NISO.

Friday, 9:30 am to 10:15 am
The Sharpening Stone: Crisis as Impetus for Individual and Organizational Transformation
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Angela Breckenridge
Oak Alley
What can we learn from the extraordinary experience of faculty and staff who transformed a New Orleans community college in the wake of August 29, 2005? We will explore the intersection of experience, scholarship and practice in a narrative of individual potential realized through collaborative learning and sustained through collective action.

Friday, 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Practicing What We Preach: Online Tutorial of the Brain and Learning
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Billy Irwin, Ann Marie Clark, Pil-Won On
Bayside A
This online interactive tutorial for understanding the neurological basis of learning was developed by an instructor in neuroanatomy, an instructor in curriculum and instruction and an instructional designer. Examples of tailoring content based on a deeper understanding of the process of learning will be highlighted. Peer and student reviews and subsequent revision of the tutorial will also be presented.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
S.M.I.L.E. Techniques to Enliven Education
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Mary Teal
Bayside C
When teaching left-brained, rigorous subject matter, innovative teaching can create an excitement and eagerness to learn. We will examine how the use of humor, fun, games and student interaction to enliven the classroom in highly stressful, analytical subjects is critical. If there is any doubt, just S.M.I.L.E.- Sharing My Input Livens Exchange©”.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Improving the Quality of Student Research through Faculty and Librarian Collaboration
Track: Track 4 – The Digital Library
Presenters: Cynthia Mader, Michael Howser
Bayside B
Developing students’ research skills requires a multi-tiered approach with faculty and librarians collaborating in an interdisciplinary setting to weave information literacy concepts into the curriculum. This session will provide participants with ideas/suggestions for enhancing students’ information literacy skills via assignments, papers, instruction and collaboration.

Friday, 9:30 am to 9:45 am
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Connecting Students: A Look into ConferenceXP and Groove Collaboration Tools for Classroom Use
Track: Track 6 – Students Jazzing IT Up
Presenters: Lori Soule, Jeanne Samuel
Esterwood
Educators and administrators seek collaboration tools which enhance student learning experience, facilitate real-time assessment and provide real-time and on-demand delivery to an increasingly diverse student population. This session will demonstrate and discuss two emerging collaborative technologies, ConferenceXP and Groove, for creating meaningful interactions between instructors and students.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Virtual Collaboration in a Literature Class
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: Elisabetta LeJeune
Evergreen
PowerPoint presentations can enhance teaching Dante’s Inferno. One example will illustrate a collective students’ project. Another example will show demonstrate how PowerPoint can be used to show places mentioned in the Inferno. Technology is no substitute for reading the text, but it enriches the experience with concrete representations of abstract concepts.

Friday, 10:00 am to 10:15 am
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Collective Versus Personalized Instructor Feedback: Which is Better or Worse?
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Tara Gallien
Evergreen
Are you searching for the most timesaving way to construct and deliver effective feedback to your students on their assignments? This presentation will introduce two specific strategies and discuss the pros and cons of each in terms of instructor workload and student learning.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Using BlackBoard's Group Pages to Promote Student Accountability and Collaboration in Semester-Long Course Projects
Track: Track 6 – Students Jazzing IT Up
Presenters: Athanassios Strigas, Lamprini Panatazi
Esterwood
This research project investigates the benefits group pages from BlackBoard offer to students, and the assistance in the evaluation process the pages provide to instructors who have an interest in assessing the contribution levels of each student participant to the project. We will show how the study outcomes can be used to promote student accountability and collaboration, positively affecting group dynamics.

Friday, 10:15 am to 10:45 am
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Blogs as Learning Objects – Trends, Issues, Examples and a Study of One University's Hosted Blogs
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Laura Brewer, Samuel DiGangi, Angel Jannasch-Pennell
Bayside A
We will discuss trends and issues around the use of weblogs (or blogs) in higher education. We will then describe findings from a study examining patterns in blog content, creator’s role and posting activity of blogs on one university’s hosted blog website. We will present pedagogical best practices and examples.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Hybrid/Hybrid Professional Development
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Ray Purdom, Steve Gilbert
Bayside C
Professional development and faculty development in higher education can use combinations of hybrids of face-to-face on campus and synchronous online audio plus other media and Web 2.0 options, as well as older asynchronous options, to provide something better than was possible via any of the components alone. This session will explore and model such hybrid/hybrid possibilities.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Technology that Fits a New Generation of Learners: News Readers, MP3 players and iPods
Track: Track 6 – Students Jazzing IT Up
Presenters: Josie Walker, Gayle Campbell
Bayside B
This presentation will examine how student learning styles and the students desire to study anytime/anywhere can be addressed through new mobile technologies. The technologies that will be discussed and demonstrated are News Readers, MP3 players and iPods.

Friday, 10:30 am to 11:15 am
Panel Session:
Evaluating Exemplary E-Learning–Best Practices and an Associated Rubric
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Shirley Waterhouse, Nick White, Adonica Aune, Adrian Alleyne
Oak Alley
In this panel discussion, best-practice e-learning examples from diverse teaching environments and disciplines will be showcased by judges and award winners from the Blackboard and WebCT exemplary course programs. The focus will be on proven strategies that help faculty attain pedagogical improvements. The program rubric, influenced by seven years of best practices, will also be presented.

Friday, 10:30 am to 10:45 am
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Going the Distance for Louisiana Students
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Frank Neubrander, Rima Duhon
Evergreen
Come see how LSU and the Louisiana Department of Education have partnered to create the Louisiana Advanced Placement Academy. We will show how Louisiana schools and students now have access to online AP courses that are designed, developed and delivered by Louisiana instructors.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Good to Go: Using Online Teaching Methods For Continuity of Education After Emergencies
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Mark Davis, John Worthington
Esterwood
You will learn how a resourceful faculty sustained the learning environment for 120 dedicated students by using readily available online resources, common sense and computer savvy. We will explore the tips, tricks and techniques developed by our Music Industries Studies Program faculty to keep the learning environment business as usual after Hurricane Katrina.

Friday, 11:00 am to 11:30 am
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Podcasting for Educators
Track: Track 1 – Authoring Learning Objects
Presenters: Donna Eyestone
Bayside A
Have you heard about podcasting, but aren’t sure what it means or how you can use it? You’ll see a demonstration of how podcasting works, including its use in various learning situations such as the “iTunes U” environment. You will leave with an overview of how to inexpensively and easily create a podcast yourself–on your own Mac or PC.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Using Wikis and Blogs for Collaboration and Mentoring
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: Stephen Nodine
Bayside C
Faculty at Clemson University have embraced wikis and blogs for collaboration among student groups due to their flexibility, intuitive structure and easy interface. Examples will be presented including multi-phase, multi-team physical chemistry laboratories; forensic engineering inquiry projects; business plan development; and mentoring in nursing clinical and graduate literacy courses.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Creating Interactive E-Learning Objects with StudyMate
Track: Track 6 – Students Jazzing IT Up
Presenters: Shouhong Zhang
Bayside B
Faculty at South Dakota State University utilize StudyMate to create interactive activities and e-learning games. We will demonstrate that these StudyMate games are not only easy to produce by instructor, but that they also enrich student's learning experience by interactivities.

Friday, 11:00 am to 11:15 am
Mini Session (15 minutes):
Obsessive Study of Presentation
Track: Track 3 – Faculty Development
Presenters: David Quisenberry
Evergreen
This session will focus on the lessons we as educators can learn from the entertainment industry, marketing media, mega churches and the top legal firms about how to create awareness and learning dissonance, solidify messages and cultivate robust thought and buzz around any subject.

Mini Session (15 minutes):
Undergraduate Students' Perception of an Online Course in Music Appreciation
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: Herschel Beazley
Esterwood
We will share the results of a longitudinal study of undergraduate students’ perceptions of their online course in music appreciation. Subjects included students enrolled in the core curriculum of the University System of Georgia. Summary statistics and students’ written comments will be presented.

Friday, 11:30 am to 12:15 pm
Panel Session:
Digital Libraries Providing Pedagogic Guidance: A Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration
Track: Track 4 – The Digital Library
Presenters: Jeffery Bell, Bill Bruihler, Scott Cooper, Sean Fox, Cathy Manduca, Bruce Mason, James Rutledge
Oak Alley
Improving pedagogic practice is a key goal of a growing collaboration between MERLOT, CAUSE, comPADRE and SERC. SERC’s pedagogic service provides faculty authors with a means to share assignments within a simple and well-defined framework. We will explore how this service can play a role in providing pedagogic practice and disseminating teaching expertise for you and your institution.

Friday, 11:45 am to 12:15 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Building Culture of Information Fluency in Higher Education
Track: Track 5 – Case Studies
Presenters: Martha Marinara, Nancy Stanlick, Judith Ruland
Bayside A
This presentation will feature efforts at the University of Central Florida (UCF) to build a pervasive culture of information fluency in its student and faculty populations. It will feature UCF’s efforts in evidenced based practice and ethical information use, as well as its role in forming national policy standards for information fluency. Tips for fluency are also included

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Aiming for Educationally Valuable Talk in Online Discussion Threads
Track: Track 6 – Students Jazzing IT Up
Presenters: Sedef Uzuner, Ruchi Mehta
Bayside B
This presentation will describe a study investigating the nature and quality of students’ talk in online discussions. It will aim to characterize student conversations in online discussions threads for their educational value. This characterization involves the concept of educationally valuable talk (EVT).

Regular Session (30 minutes):
European Connections
Track: Track 7 – Communities of Practice (Humanities)
Presenters: Laura Franklin, Susanna Dammann
Bayside C
As MERLOT expands internationally, we continually seek new partners and opportunities. This session will be a discussion between the MERLOT Leadership Community and potential partners, particularly from Europe. Others are welcome to participate.

 
 
 
 
 
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