CFE 3rd Annual Faculty Showcase

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Date: Friday, November 2, 2012

Time: 9:00 AM 3:00 PM (lunch provided).

Location: The Carolina Club (George Watts Hill Alumni Center)

Learn how colleagues from a wide range of disciplines are enhancing teaching and learning through the innovative use of popular technologies.

Registration includes chances to win great door prizes (must be present to win).

Session Topics

  • Using Blogs for Course AssignmentsLearn about practical tips for creating and managing student blog assignments. Leigh Hall will present findings from a one-year study that examined what students learned from using blogs and their attitudes about this popular web-based tool. Download presentation Presenter: Leigh Hall School of Education
  • Left to Their Own Devices? Laptops and Other Mobiles in the ClassroomPanelists will discuss their varying approaches to managing technological distractions in the classroom and explore how one-to-one technologies can be used to support student learning inside and outside of the classroom. Panelists:
    Margarita Mooney Sociology; John Paul Gillings School of Global Public Health; Jeremy Petranka Economics
  • Finding the Thread in VoiceThread: Strategies for Online and Large ClassesVoiceThread is an online tool that allows asynchronous discussions to take place around exhibits, video, and other digital media. Tessa Joseph-Nicholas will discuss her use of VoiceThread to foster small-group discussion in large, blended classes and to facilitate peer review of student projects and workshops. Download presentation Presenter: Tessa Joseph-Nicholas Computer Science
  • MBA@UNC Shaping Global Leaders OnlineLearn how the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s MBA@UNC is blending state-of-the-art social technologies, prestigious faculty, and rigorous course content to give working professionals the flexibility of an online program combined with the top-quality business education offered on UNC’s campus.Presenters: Doug Shackelford and Jennifer Cutts – Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Short and Sweet: Creating Effective Video LecturesLearners are quickly becoming devotees of the short video lecture. Faculty members are expressing greater interest in producing them. In this session, we will explore planning and recording your own mini-lectures.download handout Presenter: Suzanne Cadwell ITS/Center for Faculty Excellence
  • Why Not Let Students Teach Each Other?Participatory learning and peer assessment have both been suggested to help students develop higher-order learning skills. Learn about two interactive tools that offer a platform for students to generate multiple choice questions (PeerWise) or essays (Sword) and to provide feedback to each other using a defined rubric. Both are being piloted in large enrollment classes. Download presentation Presenters: Gidi Shemer, Kelly Hogan, and Blaire Steinwand Biology
  • Future Directions for Sakai in 2013 and BeyondOne of the benefits of open source platforms like Sakai is that our campus can customize future functionality and features. Come share your ideas for improving Sakai and learn about enhancement priorities for the spring and summer of 2013. View presentation Presenter: Kim Eke Information Technology Services
  • Less Lecturing, More LearningStudies show that replacing traditional lectures with structured learning activities can enhance student engagement and may improve performance for at-risk students. UNC faculty members describe this phenomenon and share their experiences implementing structured learning in large classrooms.download presentationPanelists: Jen Krumper – Chemistry; Carribeth Bliem – Chemistry; Viji Sathy – Psychology
  • Seeing Ourselves through Others’ Eyes: The Power of Peer CoachingPeer coaching has been shown to be one of the most effective ways to improve one’s skill as a teacher. In this presentation, two faculty members who participated in a recent CFE peer coaching exercise describe their experiences both as a peer observer and as the person being observed, and offer their thoughts on the value of peer coaching for professional development. Presenters: Jeremy Petranka Economics; Gidi Shemer Biology; David Schwartz Psychology
  • Taking your Course Online: eQuality Essentials and SakaiThe eQuality Essentials Program is an experiential approach to understanding online pedagogy, course design, and student engagement using the learning management system Sakai. Explore how you can begin to create either a blended or fully-online course that engages and shifts the onus of responsibility to the student. Download presentation Presenter: Bobby Hobgood College of Education, North Carolina State University
  • FranklinStateSim: An Interdisciplinary Learning Game for End of Term IntegrationFaculty members at Health Policy and Management have developed a game-based simulation designed to help students appreciate the complex set of economic, political, and policy variables that inform public health systems. Presenters will share the pilot results and discuss opportunities to collaborate with faculty members and students from other disciplines. Download presentationPresenters: Jim Porto and Jay Levy Gillings School of Global Public Health
  • Let’s Hear from the Entire Class!Classroom response systems are being used effectively by many Carolina instructors to increase student engagement. Some systems use third-party devices known as clickers, while others allow students to use their cell phones or laptops. Panelists share their experiences as novice and seasoned users of response systems with a broad range of instructional goals. Download presentation Presenters: Adam Persky Eshelman School of Pharmacy; Rita Balaban Economics; David Smith Physics and Astronomy

Schedule

Royall Room Alumni Hall I Alumni Hall II
8:15am 8:50am
Sign-in and continental breakfast (in Alumni Hall)
9:00am 9:50am: Concurrent Sessions I
Finding the Thread in VoiceThread: Strategies for Online and Large Classes download presentationPresenter: Tessa Joseph-Nicholas Computer Science MBA@UNC Shaping Global Leaders Online Presenters: Doug Shackelford and Jennifer Cutts Kenan-Flagler Business School Seeing Ourselves through Others’ Eyes: The Power of Peer Coaching Presenters: Jeremy Petranka Economics; Gidi Shemer Biology; David Schwartz Psychology
10:00am 10:50am: Concurrent Sessions II
Taking your Course Online: eQuality Essentials and Sakai Download presentation Presenter: Bobby Hobgood College of Education, North Carolina State University Using Blogs for Course Assignmentsdownload presentationPresenter: Leigh Hall School of Education Why Not Let Students Teach Each Other?download presentationPresenters: Gidi Shemer, Kelly Hogan, and Blaire Steinwand Biology
11:00am 11:20am: Keynote address
Higher Education Revolution” by Dr. Carol Tresolini, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives
11:30am 12:20pm: Lunch
Lunch (served in Alumni Hall)
Concurrent Sessions III: 12:30pm 1:20pm
FranklinStateSim: An Interdisciplinary Learning Game for End of Term Integration Download presentation Presenters: Jim Porto and Jay Levy Gillings School of Global Public Health Let’s Hear from the Entire Class! Download presentation Presenters: Adam Persky Eshelman School of Pharmacy; Rita Balaban Economics; David Smith Physics and Astronomy Left to Their Own Devices? Laptops and Other Mobiles in the Classroom Panelists:
Margarita Mooney Sociology; John Paul Gillings School of Global Public Health; Jeremy Petranka Economics
1:30pm 2:20pm: Concurrent Sessions IV
Short and Sweet: Creating Effective Video Lecturesdownload handoutPresenter: Suzanne Cadwell ITS/Center for Faculty Excellence Future Directions for Sakai in 2013 and Beyond View presentation Presenter: Kim Eke Information Technology Services Less Lecturing, More Learning Download presentation Panelists: Jen Krumper Chemistry; Carribeth Bliem Chemistry; Viji Sathy Psychology
2:20pm 2:30pm: Giveaways and Wrap-up
All participants will be entered for a chance to win one of two Lenovo Thinkpads or one of our other great prizes. Must be present to win.

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Bob Henshaw, Instructional Technology Consultant and ITS Liaison, Phone: 919-962-9969

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