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August 14 - Friday Morning

Friday, 8:00 am to 9:30 am

* Featured Session *
Plenary Presentation:
Uncommon Knowledge and Open Innovation
Track: Other
Presenters: John Wilbanks
Bayshore Ballroom

Knowledge on the internet has a tendency to form connections, to snap into greater and greater structures. But the entire culture of scholarly communication resists this transformation. An interlocking set of controls based on intellectual property, incentive structures, and business models has left scholars and scientists with a stolidly analog set of metaphors, preventing the emergence of the kind of value creation we take for granted with the web. This talk will lay out how a digital commons gives us the power to create a knowledge web, and transform science the way the internet has transformed culture and commerce.


Friday, 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Poster Session:
Changes of Teaching and Learning Model in NUAA
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Chen Xu
Bayshore Foyer
With the development of education technology, an attempt has been made to reform traditional courses, by re-structuring, building a learning space on the network, and developing digital teaching aid kits, to enhance teaching and learning. This poster, we will introduce two typical course models. One is the Engineering Graphics and its professional teaching web content. The second one is the foreign language in which traditional teaching and self-study learning online are blended. Teaching, held in the classroom, is reorganized according to the achievement students get at a check point. A classroom is a place where a virtual community gets into a reality group.

Poster Session:
Computer Keyboarding - A 21st Century Model
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Billie Miller
Bayshore Foyer
As computer keyboarding continues to become a necessary skill for all areas of study, updated training methods are a must. Changing the classroom image from the old "typing lab" to a "training site" offers a learning environment that presents a professional image, focuses on 21st century competencies, and trains students to be an active, accountable part of the learning process--skills needed to become a lifelong learner. Introductory computer keyboarding is an ideal basic course in which to focus on "soft skills" as well as technical skills needed for advanced education and for becoming a successful workplace professional.

Poster Session:
Information Literacy Modules for Evaluating Research Articles in Education and the Social Sciences
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Jose Montelongo
Bayshore Foyer
This session presents research-based methods for developing web-based modules that help undergraduate college students summarize and evaluate quantitative studies in the Social Sciences. Each module includes two types of exercises. One strand of exercises helps students summarize an article. The second set of exercises helps students critically evaluate research studies. As a result of these information literacy modules students learn the sections of experimental investigations. Students learn to evaluate research studies for soundness of design and procedures, validity, and generalizability of results among others. Most importantly, students learn to develop their own empirical investigations of the same research question.

Poster Session:
Online Learning Modules for Comprehending and Summarizing Expository Text in the Content Areas
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Jose Montelongo
Bayshore Foyer
Research has demonstrated that elementary and middle school students experience difficulty with expository text. Much of this failure has been traced to the lack of familiarity with informational text. This session introduces research-based online activities that afford students the opportunities to familiarize themselves with the various types of informational text structures in the content areas, while also challenging their higher-order reading and writing skills. The exercises are designed to help students locate the main ideas in online expository paragraphs, logically order sentences in expository paragraphs, use online graphic organizers, and create online summaries of expository text passages.

Poster Session:
Socrates Online
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Bernard Cookson
Bayshore Foyer
Plato's Republic provided a Socratic forum for learning. Distance learning continues that tried and true method but the trick is engaging the audience with the questions of today.

Poster Session:
Utilizing Adobe Presenter with Power Point to Create a Tutorial for Simulation of Inorganic Qualitative Analysis.
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Prem Sattsangi, Cheryl Tkacs, Christopher Byers
Bayshore Foyer
Adobe Presenter in conjunction with Microsoft PowerPoint has been used to develop a tutorial for The Simulation of Inorganic Qualitative Analysis Exercises. Advantages of using Adobe presenter will be highlighted and illustrated during the presentation. "Use of Flash Macromedia to Develop Web-based Tutorial for Inorganic Qualitative Analysis,” was presented at the MIC08. After the implementation of the exercises, it was decided there is a need to develop a tutorial for their use. We plan to illustrate how the tutorial leads directly to, and facilitates the use of, “Simulation of Inorganic Qualitative Analysis.”

Poster Session:
Using Online Ambassadors to Encourage Internet Course Development
Track: Track 2: Faculty Development
Presenters: Lawrence Chase, Debra Brady, Vera Margoniner, Raymond Koegel
Bayshore Foyer
Faculty who teach web enhanced courses were asked to speak to faculty and administrators in an effort to show interested faculty how they might convert their existing courses using internet technology. These “online ambassadors” were given support to produce these 10 minute presentations by both creative and technology consultants on campus. The purpose of this panel would be to showcase this approach to faculty development by having each of the faculty share their presentation with the conference participants.

Poster Session:
Acing K-14 Algebra: Online Case Study
Track: Track 3: Featured Community of Practice: Mathematics and Statistics
Presenters: Hasan Rahim
Bayshore Foyer
Using a CMS and a prototype Website in which students were able to harness the knowledge of their peers in algebra, the presenter helped students overcome fear of algebra and ace the subject.

Poster Session:
Fostering Interdisciplinary Research through Foreign Languages Courses Online
Track: Track 4: Creative Collaborations
Presenters: Marianella Machado
Bayshore Foyer
In order to encourage foreign languages and humanities professors to teach online courses, it is necessary to develop a plan to demonstrate on the one hand, the multiple benefits that today’s teaching and learning resources online could bring to our university community, and, on the other hand, to foster the interest in interdisciplinary research through foreign languages and humanities courses online. Also, the development of such a plan aims to motivate students to online learning of foreign languages, culture and literature, as well as interdisciplinary research relevant to their major field. The plan will be explained using Spanish as an example, but it also could be applied to other foreign languages and the humanities, as well.

Poster Session:
Physics for Animation Artists
Track: Track 4: Creative Collaborations
Presenters: Alejandro Garcia, David Chai
Bayshore Foyer
Though animators may bend, stretch, even break the laws of physics for comic or dramatic effect, they are keen observers of the physical world. Nevertheless, artists sometimes formulate false notions, such as believing that heavy objects fall faster than lighter ones, because the traditional art curriculum does not include physics. "Physics for Animation Artists" is a joint project by the Department of Physics and the Animation/Illustration Program at San Jose State University to develop a physics curriculum specifically for art majors planning to enter the animation industry. This project was funded by the National Science Foundation’s “Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement'' program.

Poster Session:
A Collaborative Filtering Approach to Learner's Assessment
Track: Track 5: Evaluation and Assessment of Success
Presenters: Greg Krudysz
Bayshore Foyer
We apply collaborative filtering to build an assessment of student knowledge from a large database of student solutions to concept-centric problem-based assignments. Solutions differ among learners because students approach problems with varying levels of conceptual understanding and different learning styles. From many student solutions, we construct a database of user solution profiles for canonical problems. This collaborative filtering approach identifies users with similar "problem solving tastes". The objectives of the system are to automatically build a predictive model of preferences and user profiles for problem solving, and to apply the predictive model to assess a new student's conceptual understanding.

Friday, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hands-on Workshop:
How Do You Know What You Don't Know? Reviewing Multicultural Resources: A Practical Approach
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Becca Barniskis, Barbara Cox, Lori Brink
San Martin
In this increasingly networked world, we must strive harder than ever to create high quality, culturally responsive curriculum and learning experiences for students. How do we access resources and build curriculum that promote equity for all learners? What stereotypes might we be perpetuating without knowing? How do we uncover our own hidden assumptions and bias? In this session we will use a reflective protocol will be used to review an example resource. Participants will engage in a structured and timed protocol—a five-step process called Critical Response. Thepresenters will also explore ways to apply this reflective protocol in your own work.

Hands-on Workshop:
Is My Online Course The Best It Can Be? Using the Exemplary Course Program as a Faculty Development Tool
Track: Track 2: Faculty Development
Presenters: David Graf, Maisie Caines
San Juan
The Blackboard Exemplary Course Program rubric has been used to evaluate over 600 courses nominated for the yearly ECP competition. A number of institutions have used the ECP rubric as a faculty development tool by holding their own, internal exemplary course competitions involving faculty and course designers. After a review of the ECP rubric and a peek at winning courses, participants will brainstorm ideas for using the rubric on their own campuses. Using a small group, round-robin approach and worksheets provided by the facilitator, participants will then help each other frame a blueprint for a faculty development activity using the ECP rubric as a basis.

Hands-on Workshop:
Designing a Successful Distance Education Developmental Math Course
Track: Track 3: Featured Community of Practice: Mathematics and Statistics
Presenters: Rena Petrello
San Simeon
Rena Petrello, Professor of Mathematics at Moorpark Community College and Cengage developmental mathematics video author, will demonstrate the components of a successful online or televideo developmental math course. She will show innovative uses of two highly valuable communication tools (Wimba and Illuminate) for holding live study sessions and office hours online, show samples of her new Cengage algebra video series, and include tips on how to quickly and easily create your own video lessons (without a camera!). Bring your own laptop and experience these tools for yourself.

Friday, 10:00 am to 10:30 am
Regular Session (30 minutes):
How a Virtual Learning Environment Can (and should) Help Learners
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Jeff Borden
San Carlos
From Bloom to Kolb to Johnson and Johnson, rote memorization to authentic assessment, learning theory to practical application, the Internet has tools that help educators advance sound pedagogy. Beyond Web 2.0, Internet based technology should be utilized in various contexts to encourage learning from all student types. From simulation to collaborative learning, web based instruction can facilitate learning across generations, gender, and learning preferences. Come get a list of almost 500 web resources that promote important educational concepts such as: Learning Styles, Brain Research, Generational Learning Theory, Authentic Tasks and Assessment, Practical Social networking, Games, Simulations, Widgets, Educational Variance, Curriculum Integration, etc.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Innovative Ways to Use Multi-point Video Conferencing Technology To Tutor Deaf Students and Train Future Educators
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Nanci Scheetz, LaJuan Stout
Carmel
Using point-to-point video conferencing technology Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Georgia is providing tutoring to deaf/hard of hearing students attending residential schools throughout the nation. Multipoint-point video conferencing is also being used to provide training and skills classes in American Sign Language (ALS) and interpreting, as well as to supervise student-teachers at remote sites. This interactive session will provide participants with information on how this is being accomplished, what equipment is being utilized, and the positives and negatives of using multi-point technology to interactively express and receive sign language. Video clips will be shared illustrating multiple uses of the technology.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Moving from the Classroom to the Virtual World: A Case Study of a Program's Journey
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Angelyn Flowers
San Jose
This presentation is a case study of the challenges faced by an undergraduate criminal justice program in transitioning some of its classes to the virtual world – Second Life. These challenges have been amplified by the fact that the student demographic is primarily minority, disadvantaged, and older: a population most likely to be on the wrong side of the digital divide. This presentation describes the advantages and disadvantages of this transition as well as the difficulties encountered. Also included are recommendations for others who may be considering this journey.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Strengthen the Link with Blended Videos: Enhance the Connection between Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Track: Track 2: Faculty Development
Presenters: Gabe Mydland
Santa Clara
Tools are available to allow educators to combine the power of a YouTube video with the graphic organizers. This workshop will demonstrate emerging research from concept mapping and digital media production, and show how the two can be simply joined by combining media software freely downloaded. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how the software tools C-Map, Photostory3, and Windows MovieMaker can be combined to create a richer, more educational multimedia experience.

Regular Session (30 minutes), sponsored by SoftChalk:
Discover! Design! Deliver! An Integrated Solution to Online Content Creation
Track: Other
Presenters: Dave Evans
Monterey
Choosing the right software for creating online content can make (or break) an eLearning program. SoftChalk provides an integrated suite of products to develop outstanding lessons that enable the online educator to combine the resources of digital repositories, learning management systems, and other online resources (e.g., widgets, polls and surveys).

Friday, 10:45 am to 11:15 am
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Creating Productive Digital Identities in the Online Classroom
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Kurt Hochenauer, Jasmine Mulliken
San Carlos
The effects of technology in the classroom have been observed and analyzed in depth since the 1980s, yet the use of blogs and social networking systems in this setting have only been seriously discussed very recently. What all new digital texts—blogs, social networking forums, discussion boards, video, emails—create is a connection between digital identity and knowledge acquisition. This presentation will explore real examples of ways in which students create their digital identities. It will also suggest ideas and methods to engage the digital identities of college students.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Planning and Implementing an Affordable and Scalable Content Capture Solution
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: David Wicks, Cris Guenter
Carmel
As blended and distance learning have grown in popularity so has the need for content or lecture capture solutions which allow professors to record and upload direct instructional activities. During these challenging economic times institutions must give special consideration to cost and scalability when selecting a solution. In this session, participants will examine the Content Capture Comparison Matrix which provides a list of features necessary for scalable content capture. The session will conclude with discussion about implementation strategies such as how to integrate the system with an institution’s Course Management System.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Using Video Vignettes to Teach Professional Ethics
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Jack Walters
San Jose

This presentation reviews a web site that provides free downloads of video vignettes which enact ethics questions from a variety of professions. The site uses four different ethics models to stimulate Socratic discussion between instructors and students. Pre- and post-lesson student perception data are collected. The presentation will include demonstration of a video from the site and its use in a classroom setting. Participants will receive handouts explaining the use of the site and requests to become involved in developing new video vignettes and improving the site’s research design, methodology, and presentation of results.

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Regular Session (30 minutes):
MERLOT 101: Everything You Need to Know to Hit the Ground Running
Track: Track 2: Faculty Development
Presenters: Barbra Sperling
Santa Clara

This session will offer an overview of MERLOT for both new and old members. You will learn how the MERLOT website is organized and see MERLOT features and services demonstrated. You can become a member during the session or contribute a material. Other features that will make using MERLOT easy for you will be shown. There may be things about MERLOT you didn’t even know existed or were just afraid to ask … now is your chance! This is a great opportunity, regardless of your experience with the MERLOT, to come and learn new things or be reacquainted with old features.

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Friday, 11:30 am to 12:00 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Frenchnology: Using Accessible Technology to Teach French Language Through Music
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Skye Paine
San Jose
French music has often been used to teach language, but professors rarely obtain the desired reaction from their students. Instead of enthusiastic curiosity, they are frequently met with slightly derisive ambivalence. To overcome this obstacle, The presenter has created www.frenchnology.com. Made with Dreamweaver, a rudimentary video editor and a YouTube channel, the site provides complete grammatical analysis of short song segments. Though they span the full spectrum of French and Francophone music, the songs are equally useful in displaying what the students consider to be “real French.” The authenticity and variety of material, in addition to the precision of the language lesson, maintains interest and achieves the pedagogical and cultural goals of using music to teach language.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Podcasting for Educators
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Donna Eyestone
San Carlos
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, and examples of their use in various learning situations, including the “iTunes U” environment. You'll get an overview of how to inexpensively and easily create a podcast yourself - on your own Mac or PC.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
The Children of Argentina's Disappeared: Exploring Complex Culture Phenomena in the Classroom through a WebQuest
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Courtney Fell
Carmel

A WebQuest is a learning structure in which students complete a multi-step, group role-playing activity with authentic materials on the World Wide Web to explore a complex question. This presentation will explore a WebQuest designed to educate college level Spanish students on the contemporary issue of paternity disputes of the children of the estimated 30,000 people disappeared during Argentina’s “Dirty War” (1976-83). Attendees will be walked through the process of creating and implementing a WebQuest and will then brainstorm WebQuest topics for use in their own classroom as a way to creatively present topics with multiple perspectives to students.

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* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Virtual Ability Island Tour
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Cathy Anderson
Donner
Virtual Ability, Inc. helps people with disabilities get into, and become successful in virtual worlds like Second Life. Once they are "there," Virtual Ability, Inc. helps clients integrate into the virtual society, and provides an ongoing community of support. The community offers members information, encouragement, training, companionship, referrals to other online resources and groups, ways to contribute back to the community, and ways to have fun.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Creative Commons - What, Why, and How: A Practical Guide
Track: Track 2: Faculty Development
Presenters: Sorel Reisman
Santa Clara
This presentation will describe Creative Commons (CC), how CC provides intellectual property rights protection for authors/developers of online materials, how MERLOT support CC, and how you can select the CC license that's right for you.

Regular Session (30 minutes), sponsored by Bedford Freeman Worth Publishers:
Using StatsPortal to Develop a Successful Introductory Statistics Course
Track: Other
Presenters: Patti Collings
Monterey
Come and see StatsPortal, a course management system that provides instructors and students powerful tools to teach and learn statistics. Resources in StatsPortal include a customizable eBook that supports electronic note taking, multimedia tutorials, interactive applets, self-assessment quizzes and statistical software that utilizes the open source program, R.

Friday, 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hands-on Workshop:
Can You Feel It? Enhancing Social Presence, Personalization and Community with VoiceThread
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Michelle Pacansky-Brock
San Martin
Explores how the integration of VoiceThread can transform online students' typical feelings of isolation into a reflective, inclusive learning community. VoiceThread provides students and the instructor the option to comment on media (images, movies or documents) in voice, text or video, facilitating a visual learning environment and a stronger social presence than text-based discussion boards. Students report fewer "hurt feelings," a stronger sense of being "part of a class," an increased perception that their instructor cares about their learning and an increased comprehension of visual concepts. Participants will comment in a VoiceThread during the workshop!

Hands-on Workshop:
MERLOT: An Innovative Approach To Teaching Distance & Daytime Education
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Gary Sorenson
San Simeon
This would be a hands-on session that would show learners how they can use MERLOT in teaching daytime and on-line courses. I will be using a PowerPoint presentation to demonstrate the learning communities and popular learning resources on grading, rubrics, time managment and authentic assessment. Participants will receive a 40 page manual which highlight MERLOT's academic discipline communities and portals, the peer review process, and the MERLOT Repository. The goals from the session would be: 1. To show you how you can use peer reviewed Merlot resources in education. 2. To demonstrate all the Merlot resources that will stimulate academic student learning. 3. To show how Merlot can be used to promote active experiential learning within your classroom and in on-line courses.

Hands-on Workshop:
How Anonymous Student Evaluations Help You Become a Better Teacher
Track: Track 2: Faculty Development
Presenters: Bruce Ravelli
San Juan
This session is designed for faculty who believe that all can learn from sincere and constructive feedback. The session will combine first-hand experiences with anonymous teaching evaluations, a lively and interactive demonstration of the new software and lots of time for questions and answers. This presentation is designed to inspire participants to take ownership of their own teaching evaluations and in the process become more reflective teachers.

Friday, 1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
Panel Session:
Teacher Education Favorites: Tried and Proved, Part Deux
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Jane Moore, Cris Guenter, David Wicks, Diane Judd, Dorothy Fuller, Judy McEnany, Jeanine Wilker, Gabe Mydland
San Carlos

The MERLOT Teacher Education Editorial Board will share MERLOT sites that members of the Teacher Education board have reviewed and use. These can be used across disciplines--they're not just for teaching teachers. They can make your teaching efficient and engaging. Bring your laptops so that you can bookmark these great sites! Using social bookmarking software, the presenter will create a website where participants can add their own favorites to the list. The Editorial Board will share how they use these materials in their own teaching and learning and hope attendees will do the same.

Click here to view a recording of this session.


Panel Session:
The Resilient Educator: Physiological Connections to Health, Learning, & Performance
Track: Track 2: Faculty Development
Presenters: Roxana Marachi, Gary Stebbins, Mei-Yan Lu
San Jose
Participants in this session will be introduced to interdisciplinary science (involving physiology, psychology, and health research) to gain a deeper understanding of the factors that drive emotion, productivity, and resilience. They will learn skills, techniques, and biofeedback technology that have been empirically validated to demonstrate improved clarity in thinking, less reactivity, and better decision-making, especially under pressure. Recent research from a U.S. Department of Education funded grant will also be presented highlighting test score gains among students who were taught the resilience-boosting strategies.

Panel Session:
ePortfolios 101
Track: Track 5: Evaluation and Assessment of Success
Presenters: Kathleen Willbanks, Ruth Cox, Kevin Kelly
Santa Clara
Portfolios have long been viewed as a way to document accomplishment. Paper portfolios have been toted around in binders, with some left to sit on a dusty shelf, long forgotten. What if the portfolio became dynamic? What if it important items could be securely stored, with cornerstone additions? What if these could be remixed and displayed in selective environments? We will: Share emerging definitions; Show how/where they are being used; Describe the Student Centered Approach; Explain the Portfolio Process with examples and a brief film; And summarize linking artifacts to institutional goals for assessment and accreditation purposes

Friday, 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
MERLOT Business Classics Award Presentation
Track: No Track
Presenters: M Louise Ripley
Carmel

In this session, the recipient of the Business Editorial Board Classics Award will describe her teaching material, “Introduction to Marketing.” This is the first of eleven modules created to support an (Introductory) Principles of Marketing course. She has one of the most thorough modules, addressing the essential terminology and concepts without overwhelming introductory-level students. The module consists of learning activities, examples, interactive assignments for students, theoretical foundations, and references supporting content in the course discussion.

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Friday, 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes), sponsored by Epsilen:
What is Next for the ePortfolio in the Learning Environment?
Track: Other
Presenters: Ali Jafari, Jan Gilboy
Monterey
Join Ali Jafari, Founder and CAO of Epsilen, for a glimpse into the future of eLearning. Epsilen, built to the specifications of a new online culture, tightly weaves digital identity into the eLearning environment, allowing for increased engagement among faculty and students alike. This new model takes eLearning beyond the legacy LMS.

Regular Session (30 minutes)
MERLOT in Second Life
Track: Other
Presenters: Sorel Reisman
Carmel

MERLOT will introduce the new MERLOT 3D Campus, a Second Life application that puts into practice, www.merlot.org’s CLIVE teaching commons principles.   This presentation, supplemented by a 16 minute video at http://www.youtube.com/MERLOTPlace invites Second Life users to visit the island at http://slurl.com/secondlife/clive/81/174/55


Friday, 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
Panel Session:
Creating a Fun and Stimulating Classroom Environment: The Effective Combination of Modern Instructional Technologies
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Madeline Adamczeski, Jose Cabrera
San Carlos
Our presentation will demonstrate how the effective combination of computer-based chemistry technologies and modern pedagogies can be a powerful learning/teaching tool to reinforce the traditional lecture and/or laboratory environment. Using computer software, for example, ODYSSEY® and Chime® to simulate molecular dynamics and chemical reactions, enables students to visualize and grasp concepts not easily amenable to traditional teaching methods.

Panel Session:
Using Web-based, Media Rich, Case Stories to Encourage Innovation in Teaching
Track: Track 2: Faculty Development
Presenters: Flora McMartin, Roberta Ambrosino, Joe Grimes, Kiren Zucker
San Jose
The goal of the MERLOT ELIXR project is to develop and test open educational resources in faculty development. These resources are web-based media rich case stories that present how faculty members have implemented teaching innovations. The focus of this panel is to share with the audience the ‘lessons learned’ in using the case studies when creating and running faculty development programs. We will share the results of the evaluations and discuss the challenges associated with encouraging adoption of teaching innovations.

Panel Session:
Teachers Demonstrate What They Know and Can Do in Authentically Assessed Life-long, Life-wide Reflective e-Folios
Track: Track 5: Evaluation and Assessment of Success
Presenters: Lorraine Boyle, Paul Wasko, Lynne Groves
Santa Clara
A reflective e-folio chronicles the journey of life-long and life-wide professional and personal growth. Elementary students, pre-service teachers and teachers in service select artifacts and thoughtfully consider how the items convey meaning in their journeys of self discovery and personal development. Reflective data from case studies of pre-service teachers demonstrates analysis as students connect the standards of effective practice, learning, and authentic artifacts to assess their development as teachers. Their journeys continue as in service teachers reflect on their professional development in a living collection of work that moves forward with them into professional practice as a life-long, life-wide resource.

Friday, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm
* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Faculty Development Classics Award Winner
Track: No Track
Presenters: Bernard Robin
Carmel

In this session, the recipient of the Faculty Development Editorial Board Classics Award will describe his teaching material, “Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling.” Educators at all levels can use Digital Storytelling in many ways, from introducing new material to helping students learn to conduct research, synthesize large amounts of content and gain expertise in the use of digital communication and authoring tools. It also can help students organize these ideas as they learn to create stories for an audience, and present their ideas and knowledge in an individual and meaningful way.

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Friday, 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
JOLT the World with Your Scholarly Work
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Michelle Pilati, Edward Perry
San Martin
In this session the editors of the MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT, http://jolt.merlot.org)) will provide an overview of this peer reviewed online journal for potential authors. Discussed will be guidelines for authors, the manuscript submission process, the peer review process, and the submission-to-publication timeframe. Data will be presented to show the growing worldwide popularity of JOLT. The editors will also discuss the results of a recent survey taken of past JOLT authors to provide feedback for making the JOLT publication process more meaningful. Ample opportunity will be given for attendees to ask questions.

* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
MERLOT and Second Life
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Jonathon Richter
Donner
In 2007, The University of Oregon assisted the MERLOT community to take tentative steps into Second Life with the "Salamander Project" - an effort to share and vet 3D learning objects in the virtual world. While noted in the NMC/EduCAUSE 2008 "On The Horizon" Report, they made slow progress. Come and see what MERLOT is doing in Second Life now at The Center for Learning in Virtual Enviroments (CLIVE): a new island, a new set of MERLOT tools for virtual worlds, and new opportunities!

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Student Authentication – What it Means for Us
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Deb Gearhart
San Jose
As long as there has been distance education there has been the question, "who is turning in the work?" As technology has been improving distance education course delivery, distance education has been growing in leaps and bounds. In the U.S., the legislators have taken a hard look at the issue of student authentication in distance education, as reflected in both the House and Senate bills for the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. However, since distance education now has a global reach, one must look span at student authentication from a global perspective. This presentation reviews the issues related to student authentication and reviews the current forms of student authentication, making recommendations that can easily be implemented.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
The Hybrid Format, Freshman Students, and No Tests
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Patricia Williams
San Carlos
The Taxonomy of Significant Learning developed by L. Dee Fink (2003) is more than an instructor’s guide; incorporating it into actual class work in a hybrid course helped students recognize that significant learning and personal satisfaction go hand-in-hand. Reduce anxiety by eliminating tests and a recipe for student and instructor success results. In the re-design of an entry-level humanities course purged of tests, students received Fink’s Taxonomy to use in a ‘Learning Journal’ as a writing guide. The results of this combination, where students learn how to learn without anxiety, are illustrated in PowerPoint with examples of student work.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
PhotoStory Phun
Track: Track 2: Faculty Development
Presenters: Gabe Mydland
Santa Clara
PhotoStory 3 is a program that offers educators and students a new multimedia method of sharing in the classroom. In this session, participants will be able to see varied examples of how the instructors use this free software as a presentation tool. With a little practice in the workshop, each participant will have a sample movie to take back to their classroom.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Interactive Communication as an Element of Student Success in Online College Math Classes
Track: Track 3: Featured Community of Practice: Mathematics and Statistics
Presenters: Rita Sowell, Skip Sparkman
Carmel
Results from a study on interactions in an online math classes will be presented. Emails from student-to-instructor, emails from instructor-to-student, discussion postings made by the student, discussion postings made by the instructor, number of times the student accessed the course, and when a student accessed the course for the first time are considered as interactions. Success of the student was measured by the numerical final average. A regression analysis was calculated for each of the dependent variables to the independent variable. The independent variables were the interactions and the dependent variable was final numeric average. Significance will be given.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Using Online Games to Engage Students in the Learning Process
Track: Track 3: Featured Community of Practice: Mathematics and Statistics
Presenters: Larry Green
San Simeon
This presentation will explore how games can be used to add spice to a course. The author will challenge the audience to work through several classic games that have an educational twist to them. Games created for developmental math classes will be highlighted, but games from other courses and disciplines will also be enjoyed. The audience will be encouraged to contribute their thoughts on the pros and cons of using games as a learning aid. A brief explanation of how to create educational games will be shared.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Not In My State You Don't! (SCORE and the Interstate Sharing of Digital Content)
Track: Track 4: Creative Collaborations
Presenters: Phil Moss
San Juan
States have millions of dollars of digital instructional assets locked up on individual computers. The Sharable Content Object Repositories for Education (SCORE) initiative of the Southern Regional Education Board has been addressing the sharability of digital content for several years. This presentation will cover the SCORE’s recent development of guidelines to inform the creation of state, system and institutional intellectual policies – ensuring that publicly-funded content is explicitly labeled and licensed to promote sharability. Topics covered will include an update on current policy and regulatory initiatives, links with textbook affordability and an overview of the newly developed guidelines.

Friday, 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Challenge-Based Instruction – Transferring the Tools to Multiple Learning Environments
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Stephen Crown, Tim Hill, Deborah Crown
Bayshore Foyer
Challenge-Based Instruction (CBI) has been piloted in education for the hard sciences, and is emerging as an effective means of fostering adaptive expertise and students’ ability to innovate. This session will examine the principles of CBI, highlight examples of CBI application successes within STEM, and consider how the unique advantages of CBI might be realized in business education and other disciplines. Learning circles will also be used to explore how CBI might be used within other fields of study. Finally, we will open up discussion regarding effective strategies for increasing faculty commitment to this and other emerging instructional advancements.

Friday, 4:45 pm to 5:15 pm
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Musics Classics Award Winner
Track: No Track
Presenters: Edward Guo
Carmel
In this session, the recipient of the Music Editorial Board Classics Award will describe the teaching material, “International Music Score Library Project.” IMSLP created a virtual library containing all public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge. IMSLP also encourages the exchange of musical ideas, both in the form of musical works, and in the analysis of existing ones.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
An Electronic Teaching Assistant and Tutor (eTA)
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Michael Tang, John Tran
San Carlos
Presentation of a beta version of an electronic teaching assistant and tutor (eTA) that among other functeions automatically detects plagiarism, helps write and grade multiple choice exams and automatically scores student essays. Authors will end with a bibliometric market analysis as to the popularity and future of each of these software projects in online education.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Bridging the Technology Divide and Skill Gaps in Traditional Universities by Supplemental Blended Learning
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Deepika Yogesh
San Jose
Traditional teaching and learning skills need to change proposing a shift from teacher- controlled teaching to learners taking control of their own learning. A blend of virtual and face to face interaction tailored to suit the educational needs of the learner successfully integrated with technology will enable students to compete with the best in the world. The Institute of Lifelong Learning (ILLL), at the University of Delhi, has been incorporating the objectives of course redesign, development of e-content, introduction of online assessments and conducting faculty development programs. Conquering the mindset of teachers of traditional university is a difficult but not insurmountable task that the ILLL is set to achieve.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Teaching Latin American History as a Hybrid Course Using MERLOT
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: William Paquette
San Martin
Latin American History becomes an increasingly important subject area as the largest minority group in the United States is Hispanic. As the United States emerges as an increasingly bilingual nation, it is important for students to have the option to learn about the rich history and culture of the Americas below the Rio Grande River. "Teaching Latin American History as a Hybrid Course Using MERLOT" covers the three historical periods: Pre-Columbian Civilizations, European Colonization, and 19th Century Latin American Independence Movements. The course will be taught as a hybrid course in Blackboard using a combination of classroom and online activities. Assignments for each unit are based on collections of VHS/DVD options and websites in the MERLOT History collection.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Utilizing Practitioner Mentors in Online Education
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Albert Widman
San Juan
The use of practitioner mentors to enhance undergraduate education is a widely applauded practice. Advocates speak to such benefits as learning from a seasoned professional; acquiring insight into company culture, dynamics, and politics; and gaining greater career clarity. But what about incorporating mentors into online education? Efforts are primarily focused on assisting students to overcome e-Learning barriers. A review of the literature indicates a paucity of instances where practitioners mentored undergraduate students on content issues. Where such cases do exist, most seem to focus on public health curricula. In this presentation, Dr. Widman will discuss a unique mentoring effort within an online undergraduate Non-Profit Management course.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Digital Storytelling for Enhanced Faculty Development
Track: Track 2: Faculty Development
Presenters: Brett Christie, Lou Zweier
Santa Clara
Digital storytelling and related technologies have evolved together in ways that offer greater authoring possibilities and exciting use scenarios for faculty development. This presentation will demonstrate how the 23-campus California State University is using online video case stories to strengthen faculty development efforts on topics critical to the teaching and learning mission of the CSU. Such topics include active learning, accessibility, and student engagement. This session will explain and demonstrate the online video case story development process, as well as how these cases are used in real faculty development scenarios at multiple CSU campuses.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
A Comparison of Online and Classroom-Based Developmental Math Courses
Track: Track 3: Featured Community of Practice: Mathematics and Statistics
Presenters: Jeanette Eggert
San Simeon
This study utilized existing data from ten semesters to compare the effectiveness of online and classroom-based developmental math courses at a four-year liberal arts university, based on successful course completion, student satisfaction, and academic achievement in a subsequent college-level math course. Instructional methodologies were similar. There was no statistically significant difference in the means for either course completion (N = 718) or student satisfaction (N = 222). For the students who completed a subsequent college-level mathematics course (N = 118), the mean GPA of the online group was statistically significantly higher. The online developmental math courses had a higher effectiveness.

Friday, 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm
* Featured Session *
Regular Session (30 minutes):
Innovative Use of MERLOT Award
Track: No Track
Presenters: William Paquette
Carmel
This session will feature Bill Paquette, Editor of the MERLOT History Editorial Board, who will describe his innovative work in spreading MERLOT use in the History discipline. From 2004-2007, Professor Paquette taught exclusively classroom history courses. Merlot was an option to create an alternative test grade to replace the lowest test score of four. All students who participated in the MERLOT option increased their final grade one letter grade. Student responses for both classroom and online students consistently provided positive responses. Online students liked the choice of category options and consistently selected MERLOT for 75% of their assignments.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
As Easy As Making A Sandwich : Finding, Creating, And Using Online Video In Your Courses
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Ann Hallyburton
San Carlos
Want to use online video in your courses but can’t find accurate, affordable resources to meet your needs? This session provides you with the steps to ferreting out free, credible, already existing online video as well as creating and posting your own instructional video objects.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Teaching/Learning with Gamelets
Track: Track 1: Innovations in Online Teaching and Learning
Presenters: Juliette Bourdier
Monterey
Many products are available as tools for teachers to use to enhance the learner’s acquisition of knowledge. Because these programs are easy to use, there is a temptation to generate a large volume of games that may not be as efficient as expected. An expertise in teaching in a lecture environment may not necessarily translate into an expertise in teaching with games. Reliable studies provide an excellent support to build simulations that help learners to generalize their knowledge of skills, facts and ideas. In order for the game to be effective, the knowledge gained should be transposable from the game world to the real world. Because generalization comes with practice and variation, the guided simulation needs to be engaging as well as bring educational value.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Certifying Online Instructors with @ONE
Track: Track 2: Faculty Development
Presenters: Micah Orloff
San Martin
@ONE, a project funded by the California Community Colleges, provides courses that prepare faculty to teach effectively online. Learn how you can use @ONE's certification pathways in your online program.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Meeting Student Needs: An Inexpensive Internet-based Textbook
Track: Track 2: Faculty Development
Presenters: Mark Bishop
Santa Clara
As both the costs of textbooks and student interest in computer-based instruction rise, it seems to make sense to provide low-cost, internet-based textbooks. This presentation describes one such text, An Introduction to Chemistry by Mark Bishop, found at preparatorychemistry.com.

Regular Session (30 minutes):
Preparing Students for College Level Work: The CSU Math and English Success Websites
Track: Track 2: Faculty Development
Presenters: Kathleen Wilbanks
San Jose
The California State University Math Success (www.csumathsuccess.org) and English Success (www.csuenglishsuccess.org) empower students to take advantage of their high school years to ensure college readiness. Leveraging an attractive user-friendly design, the sites provide students with a variety of college prep resources including a personalized roadmap advising tool, automatic e-mail reminders, student testimonial videos, and online practice tests and intelligent tutorials. The Math and English Success websites provide an exemplary model of how universities can effectively promote college readiness for all students in a scalable, sustainable, and cost effective way.

Remote Presentations
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Practical Steps for Creating Community in Asynchronous Online Instruction
By Nima Salehi, Instructional Designer, Metropolitan State University

Demonstration and Assessment of a Modular Courseware Format Using a VB.NET Programming Course as an Example
By Dr. Larry Press, Professor of Information Systems, California State University, Dominguez Hills

IT Literacy 3.0 – Six Types of Writing for the Internet and Notes and Exercises for Teaching Them
By Dr. Larry Press, Professor of Information Systems, California State University, Dominguez Hills

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