TLPDC Video Seminars - Technology

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Event Title Date Video Link
9th Annual Advancing Teaching and Learning Conference: “HeadsUp: Mobile Software to Facilitate Small-Group Discussions” by James Langford

Small-group discussions are often hampered by time-consuming grouping strategies, poor group dynamics and vague, ineffective topics and prompts, and unclear group roles. HeadsUp was developed through consultation with faculty and students to minimize these barriers to classroom discussions. Bring your iOS or Android smart phone or tablet to this hands-on session to learn how to use HeadsUp in your class.

2/2013 Video
7th Annual Advancing Teaching & Learning Conference with Dr. José Bowen
"Teaching Naked 1: Embracing Technology Outside of the Classroom"

José Antonio Bowen is Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts, Algur H. Meadows Chair and Professor of Music, at Southern Methodist University.  Bowen began his teaching career at Stanford University in 1982, first as the Director of Jazz Ensembles, and then for the Humanities Special Programs and the Afro-American Studies Program.  In 1994, he became the Founding Director of the Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (C.H.A.R.M.) at the University of Southampton, England. He returned to America in 1999 as the first holder of the endowed Caestecker Chair of Music at Georgetown University where he created and directed the Department of Performing Arts.  In 2004, Miami University named him Dean of Fine Arts and Professor of Music.

He has written over 100 scholarly articles for many journals including the Journal of Musicology, The Journal of Musicological Research, Performance Practice Review, 19th-century Music, Notes, Music Theory Spectrum, the Journal of the Royal Musical Associations, Studi Musicali, the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians and in books from Oxford and Princeton university presses. He is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Conducting (Cambridge University Press, 2003) and received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship.

The most important benefits to using technology occur outside of the classroom. Use technology to free yourself from the need to “cover” the content in the classroom, and instead use class time for direct student to faculty interaction and discussion.

Teaching Naked 1: Embracing Technology Outside of the Classroom
Technology and accountability are changing higher education, but the greatest value of a residential university will remain its face-to-face (naked) interaction between faculty and students. The new tools that technology offers can increase student preparation and engagement and create more time in class for interaction and make the residential experience worth the extra money it will always cost to deliver.

3/2011 Morning Session
7th Annual Advancing Teaching & Learning Conference, Pre-Conference sessions
"Use PowerPoint for Good & Not for Evil"

This session is presented by Dr. Jose Vasquez, Assistant Director, Teaching and Learning Center, University of Texas at San Antonio

We have all experienced it before:  a slide full of text that is not only difficult to read but is also boring to look at.  Documents and slides are not the same thing.  The best slides allow the instructor to be the center of attention, and the best presentations encourage students to focus on the story, not to transcribe the PowerPoint text. Spreading quickly throughout the business community, this new visual approach relies on principles such as simplicity, naturalness, and restraint.  Using humor and interactivity we will answer the following questions:  How do you create great PowerPoint presentations?  What are the new “laws” of visual design?  How can you use multi-media for effective teaching?  Where do you find these media, and how to embed them into PowerPoint?  How can you use design intentionally to create effective visuals?  How do you create effective handouts?  And much more.

3/2011 Video
7th Annual Advancing Teaching & Learning Conference, Pre-Conference sessions
"Instant Gratification: Product vs. Process"

This session is presented by Drs. Michael Berry, Thomas Hughes, Stacey Jocoy, and Angela Mariani, School of Music, Texas Tech University

Studies have shown that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at anything. These same studies have demonstrated that there are no shortcuts to this goal. Most people will take any opportunity to shorten that amount of time, and with the availability of so many sources of instantaneous gratification, it seems very possible to achieve expertise in less time than this. This raises several pedagogical questions. First, as teachers, do we embrace the new technology and teach to it? Do we try to slow our students down? Are the Means (i.e., learning how to learn) more important than the Ends (i.e., being an expert)? Can one be an expert without knowing how to learn? This panel tackles these questions by addressing specific learning modes and audiences in an effort to confront our constantly accelerating social and education expectations. Michael Berry discusses how to incorporate the writing process into a graduate seminar. Stacey Jocoy addresses the importance of evaluating the authority of online content. Thomas Hughes examines the relationship between media and technology consumption and the changing physical needs of students. Angela Mariani tackles the challenges of educating freshman that were most likely educated in a system without books and in which standardization is the norm.

3/2011 Video
6th Annual Advancing Teaching & Learning Conference
"How to Avoid PowerPoint Induced Coma"

This workshop is presented by James Hogue, Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems, Wayland Baptist University.

Do your students tune out and enter a coma when you start a PowerPoint lecture? Can, or should, you as a subject matter expert condense everything you want to teach into bullet points? Do your students fail to bring pen and paper to class or never take notes? The overuse of bad PowerPoint has produced a generation of students who are inattentive during presentations and who think everything they need to know will appear on the PowerPoint handout. Thousands of books and millions of words have been written about how to use PowerPoint. The great majority deal with how to manipulate the program or the same tired rules of PowerPoint use. Almost none deal with effective teaching methods. This workshop will challenge the way we typically use PowerPoint. By using a different approach, PowerPoint can be a tool to encourage discussions and promote higher-level learning.

2/2010 Video
Jumpstart 2009
"Instructional Strategies, Teaching Style, and Your Online Course” with Bree Denton

Will you be teaching an online or hybrid course soon? In this session, we will explore your teaching style and how that will fit with research based instructional strategies. We will then look at what those will look like in an online or hybrid course. Finally, we will discuss online resources and online ideas for teaching content.

8/2009 Video
Jumpstart 2009
"Tips from a Blackboard Junkie” with Dr. Mary Fehr

Learn time-saving techniques for designing Blackboard courses that have resulted from one user's trial and error. You'll also learn some best practice strategies for designing and replicating course modules, and the latest (easy) technique for including a PowerPoint presentation with audio.

8/2009 Video
Jumpstart 2008
"PowerPoint and the Art of Student Dis/Engagement" with David Faulkner

- This session will explore the "how" and the "why" of using PowerPoint, not only as an efficient medium for information, but also as a tool that can compel your students to participate actively. Topics to be addressed will include effectively using animations and templates, and incorporating video.

8/2008 Video
Jumpstart 2007
"Emerging Technology: Wikis, Pods, and Blogs" by Steve Jackman and David Rodriguez

- Today’s students use internet resources more than ever before. They rely on the internet for their news, weather and sports information as well as communication with family, friends, coworkers, classmates and teachers. This session will discuss some of the latest technologies available to teachers who wish to reach their students in this manner. By incorporating these technologies into your course, you can improve student learning by reaching them through a familiar medium.

8/2007 Video
Jumpstart 2007
"Zen of PowerPoint" by David Faulkner

- Steve Jobs of Apple Computers has been touted as one of the most effective presenters to date. Join us for a discussion of effective strategies for using PowerPoint based on the “Kanso” method, the same method that Jobs uses in his presentations. Learn to use PowerPoint not only a medium for information in your lecture but also as a tool that compels your students to participate and stay focused on content.

8/2007 Video
"How to Ruin Lectures with PowerPoint" by Dr. Erin Hardin

Download Presentation:  "Basic Guide to Using PowerPoint"

8/2006 Video
"Engage Students with Technology:
The Student Response System"

Download TurningPoint: Link

8/2006 Video