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8:30 am

The power of the short: Making the most of the video tool

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Carlson 211,

This session will explore the power of the short-video in teaching content, developing classroom or school culture, and improving students self-learning skills. Participants will learn innovative ways to integrate shorts to grab attention, meet learning styles, and engage students in meaningful learning. All educators will enjoy this practical presentation learning to harness the power of […]

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Promise!? Transfer interactive learning objects to a Touchscreen

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Carlson 212,

This presentation will highlight the experience of designing and implementing interactive learning objects adapted for iPads. When instructional designers transfer interactive learning objects to touchscreens there are two common challenges. First, the screen size is usually very limited so it can only display a small amount of learning objects. Second, people’s learning behaviors and experience […]

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Challenges in proctoring

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Carlson 232,

Kansas State University Global Campus has a centralized system to help students set up proctoring for course exams. We began with ProctorU over 5 years ago as our online proctoring option, but have changed to Examity for Spring 2017. This presentation will identify the strengths of a centralized system from the student services perspective, the […]

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Lightboard: Doing it live!

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Carlson 234,

When creating video lectures, engagement is key since the audience is not sitting directly in front of you in your classroom. Most solutions involve your face being separated from the content or hidden altogether. Lightboards aim to solve this problem and provide additional functionality. At its core, a Lightboard is a piece of glass that […]

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Lighten your load with Adobe Spark

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Regnier 155,

Adobe Spark is a new, free online product that allows users to “Communicate with Impact”.  Using Spark, users can create three types of products: Post, Page, and Video. The projects will transform your classroom by allowing your students to show they've learned the content while integrating technology in a fun and easy way. The learning […]

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Choice in faculty development: Fewer sit-downs, more buffets

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Regnier 157,

In the name of consistency, we often design online faculty development as if all faculty have the same goals. In essence, we inadvertently create mandated “dinner plates” of training content, and then require that participants eat all of their dinner. Yet, faculty are increasingly diverse in experience, course loads, and tenure-track/adjunct designations. This session will provide […]

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Big picture presence: Bringing Teaching Presence to the forefront

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
OCB 142,

How does Teaching Presence in online courses aid in the development of enhanced instructor practices? This session will present an overview of business student’s perceptions of good teaching in the online learning environment, focusing on Teaching Presence and the Teaching Presence Components of Design and Organization, Discourse Facilitation and Direct Instruction. A synopsis of the […]

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9:45 am

Snap, crackle, pop: Gen up your creative engines

August 4 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum 217

Crack the atom of creative energy using simple prompts and high engagement tools. Join Jarvis for a stimulating workshop that will pry open your head and free your mind from writer’s block, creative constipation and whatever ails you. Find a strategy you can leverage to open up resourcefulness for home, boardroom or classroom. We will […]

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Poll here, poll there, Poll Everywhere!

August 4 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Carlson 212,

Bring your phone and be ready to participate in this interactive introduction to Poll EverywhereTM! Use of audience response in lectures can significantly improve student attention and retention of information through immediate feedback. Poll EverywhereTM is a simple audience response system. People participate by using mobile devices (phones, laptops, etc.), thereby eliminating the need for […]

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Our home grown course review process

August 4 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Carlson 232,

The Kansas State University Global Campus internal grant program provides funding for faculty to develop online courses and programs. The development grants are provided to support quality distance education and outreach initiatives. Global Campus actively seeks partnerships with K-State's academic departments and colleges for the purpose of developing programs for online and off campus delivery. […]

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Emerging technologies for great organizational learning tools?

August 4 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Regnier 175,

Emerging Technologies open up new possibilities in workforce learning, and develop and challenge the role of the instructional designer. The challenge is how we use these technologies to enhance the effectiveness of training and not do old things in a different format. The alternative way is to recognize the real potential of these technologies, and fully exploit […]

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Screencasts, Infographics, Bitmojis — Oh, My!

August 4 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
OCB 142,

How do educators connect with online students in a world full of technology options? How do we disseminate information and have a little fun in the online classroom? How do we narrow down what options are best? This session will provide an overview of the use of screencast lectures for additional assignment directives, infographics for […]

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A new look at Zone of Proximal Development: Self-Regulated Learning with mobile devices

August 4 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
OCB 107,

An integral part of 21st century student learning includes the daily use of mobile devices. The challenges with mobile devices, full of their interactive interfaces, is how do students personally use the mobile devices to enhance learning and how do teachers implement and manage mobile device use? The gained meaning of students cognitive processes in […]

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YOU Choose: scenario-based learning

August 4 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
OCB 100 P,

Setting up the scenario - education professionals must make a decision about which presentation to attend. Their choices - the entire list of this conferences’ presentations. Influencing factors in this scenario-based learning class they can gain knowledge, practice creativity, assess learning, and receive feedback. So what do YOU choose?

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11:00 am

Making with the Library: Creating an active learning hub

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carlson 232,

As faculty engage in active learning initiatives to tie student learning to the real world, how do we handle the technology and technological skills training required? This presentation will discuss how one librarian handled ordering, teaching, marketing, and tracking technology tools for active learning projects. Included in the discussion will be the creation of an […]

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Discover online learning with Pi

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carlson 211,

Lowering the price-point of entry makes online learning possible for lower-income students. While all programs cannot afford laptops for their students, there are other options to help us discover, connect, and engage with these potential learners. This is a step-by-step class to teach you how to set-up a fully functional computer ready for online learning […]

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Hacks for the Discussion Tool: Field-tested techniques to boost student engagement in the online classroom

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carlson 212,

This veteran online instructor will provide new perspectives and field –tested techniques for using the ubiquitous discussion tool to generate improved student engagement. Examples from her art appreciation course in Canvas are easily transferrable to other disciplines and LMS platforms.

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Cool features of Google forms with add-ons and more

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Carlson 234,

This session will focus on using Google Suite for Education to help save time, money and resources. Topics will include uses of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, and Google Forms in addition to the add-on like Form Publisher and Autocrat, used by Emily Griffith Technical College to automate documents such as scholarship forms, certificates, internal […]

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Website re-design group project: Lessons learned

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Regnier 157,

It’s one thing to re-design a website with ample resources and an experienced webmaster. It’s quite another on a miniscule budget to lead a group of university students through the process in a semester-long course. Collaborative masterpiece? Ghastly ordeal? Find out about the roles, steps taken, influence of group dynamics, resources, and site evolvement in […]

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Using other videos: Effective resourcing, preparation, and utilization

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
OCB 107,

DISCOVER many great video resources to use as part of your instruction (effective resourcing: more places than just YouTube). Learn how to really CONNECT with your students by properly preparing students to watch the selected video as well as in preparing the video and the viewing experience (better pedagogical approaches) Learn how to trim video […]

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E-books: The good, the bad, and the not-quite-sure

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
OCB 100 P,

E-books are here to stay. With five years of LMS-embedded e-books under our collective belt, Ottawa University is beginning to reflect on our experience from the perspective of students, faculty, and support staff. This is intended as a facilitated sharing session, rather than as a presentation. One example discussion topic is the grey area between […]

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8:30 am

Connected Classrooms with Cisco Spark

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Regnier 145,

Cisco Spark is a complete collaboration service that enables you to message, meet, or call anyone, anywhere, and anytime. Join us for a live demonstration, as we put a spotlight on the educational benefits of Cisco Spark and Webex.

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The two-level MOOCs for organizational learning and development

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Regnier 175,

This presentation introduces an emerging technology - a two-level MOOCs to organizational learning and development. The research first includes the discussions of what organization is and the current use (pros and cons) of MOOCs in organizational learning and development. The idea of using the two-level MOOCs to improve training: the Basic level and the Advanced […]

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Defining seat time equivalency for online courses

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
OCB 107,

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 to start your institution.

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Introducing the One Button Studio

August 4 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
OCB 100 P,

Penn State University developed the concept of the “One Button Studio” - a simple studio that can be used by faculty and students to record videos. The entire system can be operated by pressing one button. The “studio” can be set up about anywhere, including the library, a small conference room, or even a collaboration […]

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9:45 am

Technology tools to enhance online, blended and face-to-face classes

August 4 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Carlson 211,

Attendees will learn and implement many widely recognized practices using a variety of tools for creating courses. Integrating outside tools in an LMS such as Google Drive, Socrative, Explee, and many more free open source tools will be demonstrated and time given to actually practice.

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Student driven wildcat IT Help Desk

August 4 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Carlson 234,

Kansas State University has had several iterations of a campus IT Help Desk. The current structure is the result of the consolidation of multiple units into a centralized campus support model. This presentation covers three crucial aspects of building and operating a highly professional student based IT Help Desk. First, we will discuss how effective […]

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Creating authentic discussion environments in online courses

August 4 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Regnier 157,

How to create ongoing and meaningful communications has been a critical issue in the design of online courses. We will introduce three discussion platforms, i.e., Blackboard Discussion Board, Piazza, and Yellowdig, to showcase best practices on implementing these discussion platforms into online learning environments. Courses from various disciplines have been selected to demonstrate different ways of […]

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11:00 am

Goodbye Photoshop

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Regnier 155,

This session will introduce a low-cost replacement for Adobe Photoshop. Purchase once, no contracts or monthly payments. Affinity Photo is a full featured and extremely well laid out photo editor. I will demonstrate how it works and talk about both pros and cons of using this software versus Adobe Photoshop.

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Learn about KCREACHE and how local universities and colleges work together to improve quality online courses.

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Regnier 145,
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Why didn’t someone tell me? Things I wish I knew about teaching online

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Regnier 175,

Does it feel like you spend forever grading discussion board forums? Do your students really know how to navigate your course? Do the students understand the connections between your course outcomes, materials, and assessments? This session will provide a discussion of best practices and common misconceptions about online courses. Divided into three segments this session […]

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12:00 pm

Special Interest Groups over Lunch

August 4 @ 12:00 pm
Nerman Museum Atrium, 12345 College Boulevard
Overland Park, KS 66210 United States
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Tech Talk – Current Ed Tech Issues and Tools

August 4 @ 12:00 pm
Carlson 232,
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Idea Forum: Have You Thought about this?

August 4 @ 12:00 pm
Carlson 234,
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1:10 pm

Closing Session and Keynote Address

August 4 @ 1:10 pm
Hudson Auditorium, Nerman Museum 217
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