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8:30 am

Applying VR and AR to the Online Classroom

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum 217

Augmented and Virtual Reality has become a hot topic in higher education. Attend a sharing session on how to use these two trends and discuss some of the tools and technologies to create and support online education.

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The Learning Pyramid, Learning Styles and other Urban Legends in Teaching and Learning

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Carlsen 232

This presentation will take a critical look at urban legends and myths in education about teaching and learning, including The Learning Pyramid, Learning Styles, Multitasking, Right-brain/Left-brain, Digital Natives, and Video Games. The presentation will also explore what empirical research has to say about those myths, why they persist and what we can do to avoid […]

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Setting up a master course system at BCC

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Carlsen 234

Master courses have become a beneficial initiative at Butler Community College. The session will provide an overview of how we are working with faculty to transition existing online and blended courses into accessible, quality assured, master courses. We will also preview our process for development of new online and blended courses.

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Beyond Brainstorming: The art of building better ideas

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Regnier 155

At the intersection of fun and failure is where the best ideas hide. Join Ben Ward, Instructional Technologist and game designer, in a hands-on, fast-paced session, exploring creativity, play, mindset, and persistence. We will fail fast, move from ideas to actions, and share stories.

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Systemizing Ways to Code Social Imagery for Research

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Regnier 157

In this time of the Social Web 2.0 and “big data,” researchers have access to large public image-sets of social media imagery that may be used for research in any field with a social element. Content analysis using imagery is complex and multidimensional and interpretive. In this interactive session, the audience will select a topic, […]

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Defining Seat Time Equivalency for Online Courses

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Regnier 175

How do you quantify instructional time for online courses? Colby Community College developed best practices to establish a rubric to guide online instructors to ensure courses meet Higher Learning Commission requirements. This session will provide a policy and access to a handbook develop your institutional policy.

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Amplifying the Student Voice with FlipGrid

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Regnier 181

Discussions boards have been a part of many online courses but do they really give the student a voice? This session will include how to create a grid to spark the conversation including: Present your FlipGrid topic Using the FlipGrid tools Connecting with other educators in the FlipGrid community. Be prepared to have a blast!

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Why Quality Matters: How Librarians are Applying QM Rubrics

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
OCB 107

Quality Matters (QM) is a national recognized faculty-centered, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. As society shifts to more virtual programs, we need to customize our online courses and online workshops and resources. This session will provide a literature review of how libraries are currently using Quality […]

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A Stronger Kansas: The Nexus Between Online Education and Degree Attainment

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
OCB 100 P

According to the Lumina Foundation, “the nation faces an urgent and growing need for talent. To meet that need, many more people must earn college degrees, workforce certificates, industry certifications and other high-quality credentials.” In Kansas, only three counties currently have attainment rates above 50 percent, and the state has the lowest percentage of good […]

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Focus on Adjuncts: Tips and Best Practices for Developing an Online Module

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
OCB 142

Adjuncts do a wonderful job of teaching classes but most of them are unfamiliar with outcomes-based initiatives directly linked to assessment data. Our presentation will showcase the online module we developed and tested with adjuncts from the mass media department at Washburn University. In particular, the presentation will showcase a custom video animation, the information […]

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OSHIOT Door Counter

August 3 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
OCB 144

The Open Source Hardware Internet of Things (OSHIOT) Door Counter is an affordable way for libraries to automate gathering statistics about the number of people who use their facilities. Librarians track these statistics to apply for accreditation or state grants, justify future initiatives, and seek underwriting. Automation is a more efficient use of personnel time, […]

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9:45 am

Rapid-fire Ed Tech Forum #1: Seven Presenters Offer Seven Slides in Seven Minutes

August 3 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum 217

Seven Colleague to Colleague presenters will share in seven minutes information about a useful app, website, concept or tool using only seven slides. This rapid-fire exposure to information aimed at instructional designers, subject matter experts and ed tech specialists will include the following seven-minute segments: Using Freedcamp, a collaborative tool for instructional designers and subject […]

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Adaptive Leadership for Administrators

August 3 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Carlsen 212

Adaptive leadership is: “The practice of mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive” (Heifetz, Linsky, & Grashow, 2009). Problems without easy solutions face us in higher education today. To tackle these problems, all university employees must follow the lead of Heifetz, Linsky, and Grashow in viewing leadership as “a verb, not a job.” In […]

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Student Engagement: Lather, Rinse, Repeat

August 3 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Carlsen 232

Engagement plays a critical role in student success, yet with so many distractions around in the online environment and in the lecture hall it is not always easy to keep students engaged. So, "How do you know if your students are engaged?" In this session I will share a few new and not-so-new methods to […]

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Flipped Learning in Higher Education: What do Instructors Need?

August 3 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Carlsen 234

The content in this session includes the evolving description of flipped learning concepts and how instructors can prepare for the flipped learning environment. The popularity of the flipped classroom in the K-12 learning environment created interest in the higher education community and there have been a growing number of research studies focused on student learning […]

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Drawing Decision Trees with Educational Data using Rapidminer Studio

August 3 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Regnier 157

What are decision trees, and how are they used in machine learning (data mining)? This session introduces computer-induced decision trees, their respective parts, how to interpret them, and how to induce them from common datasets (using RapidMiner Studio). This will show how parameters affect the induced decision trees and the levers that may be used […]

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Do You See what I See? Adjunct and Faculty Perceptions of Rigor and Quality

August 3 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Regnier 175

This session will cover variance in perceptions of class quality, rigor, and expectations of student engagement between full-time faculty and adjunct faculty. Along with a literature review, the authors will include a summary of research they conducted at Fort Hays State University in Fall 2017, exploring these differences in perception, and possible factors which lead […]

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Hang it Up: Seven Approaches for Reducing Cell Phone Distractions in the Classroom

August 3 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Regnier 181

Plenty of research supports the common teacher impression that students who are constantly glancing at their cell phones are not truly able to "multitask." Classroom distractions really do significantly disrupt learning (and teaching) experiences in classrooms. Participants in this session (geared toward high school and college educators) will get a quick review of current research […]

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Making Microsoft PowerPoint Accessible

August 3 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
OCB 107

Join me to learn some of the accessibility features built-in PowerPoint and how to make your presentations accessible to all students, especially those who use assistive technology such as screen readers. As an institution which recognizes the value of improving the quality of online courses through accessible content, Cowley College partnered with Blackboard to incorporate […]

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Assessing our Assessments – CANCELLED

August 3 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
OCB 100 P

This session is Cancelled!!! Using data to request limited resources is the standard operations at FHSU. The Division of Student Affairs assesses numerous technologies, services, and events. However, the collection and sharing of those assessments has been difficult. To improve reporting and strategic planning, the Vice President of the Division created the Planning and Assessment […]

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Inside Track to State to Kansas Online Workforce Training

August 3 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
OCB 142

Learn about the state’s online learning network linked to thousands of free quality educational opportunities developed by government agencies, universities, professional associations, and other organizations. This session provides an overview of the KS-TRAIN learning management system tracking and learner progress reports, catalog offerings, course provider educational needs, and informative learner feedback that you can use […]

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11:00 am

Rapid-fire Ed Tech Forum #2: Seven Presenters Offer Seven Slides in Seven Minutes

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum 217

Seven Colleague to Colleague presenters will share in seven minutes information about a useful app, website, concept or tool using only seven slides. This rapid-fire exposure to information aimed at instructional designers, subject matter experts and ed tech specialists will include the following seven-minute segments: Using Venngage to create infographics with Valerie Mann Aligning key […]

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Exploring New Qualitative Data Analyttics Features in NVivo 12

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Regnier 157

The presentation introduces NVivo 12 Plus, the leading qualitative data analytics software tool on the market, and showcases some of the new features, including cross-tab analysis of qualitative data (textual) and other capabilities. Various analytical sequences will be shown along with highlights of this qualitative data analytics tool.

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Course alignment process in backward design

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
OCB 107

The Instructional Design team at Park University created a tool to facilitate the course development process, called the CLO-ULO-IRA Plan. We start with department-approved Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs), create Unit Learning Outcomes (ULOs) to address the CLOs, and then design learning activities that align with the ULOs. Learning objectives are built on Bloom’s Taxonomy. This […]

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How I made my own AAC for under $150

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
OCB 100 P
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12:00 pm

Day 2 Lunch

August 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Nerman Museum Atrium, 12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States
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1:10 pm

Closing Session

August 3 @ 1:10 pm - 2:30 pm
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum 217
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