Exploring Technologies for Teaching


Keeping up-to-date with technology requires you to jump in and explore new territory. Finding technology tools for your courses and trying them out are two important steps for getting started. On Friday, February 23, GSU’s Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will host Exploring Technologies for Teaching to highlight technologies that provide a digitally enhanced learning experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about new ways to use technology, network with colleagues, and explore the latest trends in learning technology.

Exploring Technologies for Teaching

Friday, February  23, 2018
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
GSU Clarkston Campus


Conference Schedule

8:30 a.m. Coffee and pastries  ||  College Center, Building CN
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. || Plenary || Cole Auditorium
Cole Fellow Award Announcement
What’s new in learning technologies? 

Session I ||  CE1100
"We Don't Need No Stinkin' Style Manuals: Using and Teaching Zotero" || Michelle Kassorla
Zotero is a powerful and free bibliographic and citation tool. I use Zotero in all of my classes to teach students how to build a personal academic reference library, create working bibliographies, cite sources, and build Works Cited pages. In this workshop, I will teach the basics of Zotero to use in your own classes and in your own research projects.

Session II||  CB 2305
"Faculty Simulcast Insights"|| John Fulk, Crystal Garrett, Andrea Scott Morgan, Rick Robinson
A panel of faculty members currently teaching classes in simulcast classrooms will discuss their experiences with the simulcast environment. The discussion topics will include classroom management, technology, and changes made to better accommodate the simulcast environment. There will also be time for questions and answers at the end.

Session III || CE1130
"Redefining Digital Literacy in the Age of Fake News" || Lauri Goodling & Mary Ann Cullen
The definition of “Digital Literacy” is a rapidly evolving one. In fact, it is changing almost as quickly as the technologies we are trying to teach and learn. Digital technology has opened up forums for new voices, not only through social media and blogs, but even comment threads on news articles, yet teachers of digital literacy have not kept up with the transformation and have naively assumed that our students would know what “real” news and information looks like. But the “Fake News” crisis that exposed itself during the 2016 elections has shown us how much work there is still to be done. In this session, learn some of the tactics to teach these new digital media literacy skills, including tools and resources that will help make your students responsible digital consumers – and voters.

Session IV || CE11140
"Troubleshooting Videos in the English 1102 Classroom" || Owen Cantrell
In this presentation, I'll discuss the Community Listening video project my students did in fall 2017. Students created short 1-2 minute videos in working with community organizations to foreground the narratives of groups they were working with. I'll discuss what went well in terms of technology in this project, as well as potential challenges or additional training that may be needed in the future.

Session V || CE1150
The Pros and Cons of Turnitin: A Faculty Roundtable" || Kari Miller & Janet Orr
TurnItIn is an online plagiarism detection service that also offers features like GradeMark so faculty can provide better feedback. We will provide a brief overview of the services TurnItIn offers and suggest tips for using it effectively, while also discussing its pros/cons.

Session VI || CE2130
"Interactive Team-Based Learning" || Pam Cushenan
A collaborative team-based research project that enhances comprehension of valid, reliable journal articles to foster life-long learning. iCollege technology is utilized for complete classroom involvement in order to share findings and stimulate discussions. The project grading rubric and follow-up individual assessment activity is available for faculty use. This project assignment is easily adaptable to most course concentrations.

Session VII || CE2140
"Gamification of Chemical Equation Balancing" || Dr. Elina Stroeva (Chemistry) & Dr. EE Durham (Computer Science)
In today's age of automation and accelerated learning expectations, the tedious process of balancing chemical equations can leave students less than thrilled. Our mobile application initiative turns balancing chemical equations into a fun game, with a 500-equation test bank, a shared winner/leader board and three different levels of difficulty - an engaging way to encourage students of all ages to participate!

Session VIII ||CD1130
"Using Adobe to Prepare My Tenure Dossier ||Lei Gu
In my preparing for tenure material, I received some useful information from colleagues and CETL-PC, and I also have my own experience for organizing my tenure dossier. I would like to share my experience with faculty members who would like to utilize the powerful functions of ADOBE software to organize their materials. Ultimately, it can reduce the working loads of committee members because of well-organized application materials.

Session IX || CE2160
"Academic Community Engagement (ACE) Online" ||Facilitator: Mary Elizabeth Tyler Boucebci/Panel Presenters: Bettina Durant, Nicole Lynch, Claudette Tolson, Karen Williams Jones, Michael Bradley, & Tamra Ortgies-Young 
Participants will learn about various models, best practices, and resources for implementing academic community engagement (ACE) in their online classes. Through a panel discussion, they will hear lessons learned from faculty practitioners of multiple disciplines. This session will provide attendees with both understanding about how service learning, community-based research, or other community-focused work thrives in the online world and ideas for how to implement these pedagogies in their own online classrooms.

Session X || CB2304
"Capitalize on the Millennial Students' Desire to be on Video"|| Kelly Shobe, Nancy Storey & Melody Durrenberger
We will explore options for students to add their videos to your course for peer review or instructor grading with rubrics for clarity. Learning new tricks does not have to be difficult in iCollege. Join us for an informative and lively session to "insert stuff"! Please bring a short 30 second introduction video about yourself in a format such as MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, etc. if you want to participate fully.

Session XI || CC1140
"Top Hat: A Tool to Engage Your Students and Transform Your Course" || Sharon Weltlich, Andrea Hendricks & Chris Brown
The presenters will share their experience using Top Hat, an innovative, mobile compatible, classroom engagement tool and course authoring platform. Instructors will share how they use Top Hat as an engagement tool in both face-to-face and online classes and how they have created and use a fully online, interactive textbook within the Top Hat platform. While the presenters will share their experience in their College Algebra and Support for College Algebra classes, this session is applicable to faculty from all disciplines.

Session XII || CD1100
"PC Bylaws Open Forum"|| Mark Banas, Amy Coleman, Jana Blum, Laura Edmunds, Leila Lawlor, George Vargis & Keisha Brown
The Perimeter College Bylaws Committee will present a brief overview of the current draft of the Bylaws. The open forum is a venue for faculty to review the bylaws, get acquainted with the feedback mechanisms online, and learn how the process of voting and enacting the bylaws will move forward.

Session XIII || CD1120
"5-Minute Formative Assessment Tools"|| Tracie Justus
Come and learn about easy and engaging tools to help gather information about your students as they are learning. The presenter will discuss and demonstrate Plickers, Kahoot, and Poll Everywhere. There will also be handout with even more resources for fun and fast formative assessment tools for all classroom situations.

Session I || CE 1130
Blackboard Predict- Pilot in Progress || Tracy Adkins
Get an update on CETL and Perimeter College Online's pilot of Blackboard Predict- A predictive analytics tool available within iCollege.

Session II || CE2140
Stacks- Engaging the community with opportunity || Eric Floyd
Learn more about how Stacks can help you to reach and encourage learners to engage with the University through new learning opportunities.

Session III|| CE2160
Teaching with Emerging Technologies: Virtual Reality (VR) and More || Lee Webster, Taylor Burch, and Liz Smith
As new technologies such as 3D printing, Virtual Reality (VR), and Micro Computing become ubiquitous, CETL seeks to explore their opportunities for teaching and learning. This session will give examples of projects that are both instructor and learning focused on what is possible with these new technologies and how they might be used in and out of the classroom.

Session IV || CE2130
iCollege and WebEx:  Enabling Communication || Zoe Salloom
Learn how to create a WebEx session from within iCollege as well as how to manage the session and participants, share content, and the record the session.

Session V || CE2190
iCollege and Accessibility: What you have to know || Marquisa Jenkins
Learn the top five things to know about making your iCollege course more accessible.

Session VI || CB2304
iCollege and Kaltura: Media Hosting Made Simple || Brian Clayton
Learn about the basics of using the Kaltura media tool available within iCollege: Access Kaltura, Upload and/or Create Media, Make Media Accessible, Share with Students.

Session VII || CE1100
iCollege and Gradebook || Shondra Greene -Harris
Learn the basics of setting up your gradebook in iCollege.

Session VIII || CB2305/Alph B114
Experience Simulcast || Valora Richardson, Jessie Hayden, Mustafa Elsawy, and Anthony Bush
See a demo of the simulcast technology in use at the Clarkston, Alpharetta, and Dunwoody campuses. Learn how to launch a session and share content.

Session IX || CE 1160
Online exams using the Respondus Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor || Mark Hollier, Mark Graves, Deniz Ballero & Crystal Bundrage
Online exams using the Respondus Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor. Topics covered include: benefits of online exams for F2F classes, when to use it, basic use, what settings to use, how to review recordings, how the Respondus Monitor licenses with students work, and Q&A. Other proctoring services (such as ProctorU) will be briefly discussed.

Session X || CE1140
Engaging Students with Multimedia Assignments || Meghan Hammiller and Melissa Spencer
Do you want to add new technologies and multimedia assignments to your curriculum, but you’re not sure where to start or concerned you don’t have the ‘technical know-how’ to support your students? In this session, we’ll explore the support you and your students have in completing these projects including, but not limited to, course development and custom workshops.

Session XI || CD 1100
Lecturing in the Age of Online Education || Taylor Burch, Jill Burdo, Garrett Dehart
Learn about different techniques for lecturing.

Session XII || CD1130
Tips and Tricks for Working with PDF Files || Tim Merritt
In this session, we’ll take you through some powerful Acrobat tools that will help make your PDFs more engaging and user friendly. We’ll look at combining multiple files and creating table of contents for quick navigations. We’ll also explore some of the features around making your PDFs accessible and compatible with text reader programs.

Session XIII || CE1150
iCollege and Turnitin || Kathleen Mapson
Learn about enabling and using plagiarism detection in iCollege using Turnitinin.

Session XIV ||CD1120
Perimeter College Strategic Plan Open Information Session ||Eric Morton & Karen Wheel Carter
Student success is a key focus for Georgia State University and is formalized in the university’s strategic plan. At Perimeter College, our historic commitment to student success is now enhanced by college and university resources and programs that benefit our students. We must be thoughtful and strategic in our endeavors if we are to build further on the college’s five-decade track record. The co-chairs for the Perimeter College Strategic Planning Committee will host this information session about the development of Perimeter College’s new Strategic Plan. Anyone interested in knowing more about the process, or interested in giving input for the Strategic Plan is invited to attend this session.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. || Lunch || Building N
IIT Respondus Software Installations || If you need Respondus software loaded please bring your laptop!
Video Recording Studio CH2161 ||The Clarkston video recording studio will be open for you to demo the new lightboard and other features.

  • Asia Faculty Society || CN 2250
  • Humanities Curriculum Committee || CE2140
  • Art || CE1130
  • Film || CE1140
  • Journalism || CE2160

  • Arts & Humanities Department || CN 2240
  • English (A&B) Together || CH2100
  • Business, Kinesiology & Health, American Sign Language and Dental Hygiene || CB2301
  • Cultural and Behavioral Sciences || CE1160
  • History and Political Science || CE2170
  • Social Sciences || Cole Auditorium
  • MSCE || CL1100 (JCRC)
  • English as a Second Language & World Languages || CE1130

  • Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre) || CN2240
  • Philosophy || CH2120
  • Communications || CH2140
  • Calculus Committee (2211/2212/2215) || CE1100
  • English as a Second Language || CE1130
  • World Languages||CE1140
  • Statistics Committee (Math 1070) || CE1150
  • Quantitative Committee (Math 0997/1001) || CE2130
  • Precalculus Committee (Math 1113) || CE2140
  • English Tenure Track Search Committee || CE2160
  • Computer Science || CE2170
  • Engineering || CE2190
  • Anthropology Search Committee || CD1130
  • Learning Support English || CD1170
  • English Bylaw Development Committee || CD1190
  • Accounting || CB1501
  • Economics || CB1502
  • Kinesiology & Health || CB2300
  • Dental Hygiene || CB2301
  • CIS || CB2303
  • American Sign Language || CN2250
  • Legal Environment || CH2160

  • African American Studies || CE1170
  • Sociology || CCE1160
  • Political Science|| CE2170

12:30 p.m.

      • Biology || CD1100
      • Chemistry || CD1120
      • Astronomy || CD1130
      • Geology || CD1160

1:15 p.m.

      • Anatomy & Physiology || CD1100
      • Organic Chemistry || CD1120
      • Physics || CD1130
      • ENVS || CD1160

2:00 p.m.

      • Microbiology || CD1100
      • Survey of Chemistry || CD1120
      • Integrated Science || CD1160

2:45 p.m.

      • Principles of Biology || CD1100
      • Principles of Chemistry || CD1120

3:30 p.m.

      • Survey of Biology (Non-Majors) || CD1100

Parking & Map

The Clarkston Campus is located approximately 10 miles east of Atlanta, just north of Ga. 10/Memorial Drive.

      • Take I-285 to Exit 41 (GA-10/Memorial Drive).
      • Turn onto GA-10/Memorial Drive and travel east toward Stone Mountain.
      • Proceed on GA-10/Memorial Drive for approximately 0.5 miles.
      • Turn left onto N. Indian Creek Drive. (Collingswood Drive is to your right.)
      • Continue on N. Indian Creek Drive for approximately 0.5 miles.
      • Clarkston Campus at 555 N. Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston is on your right.
      • Building CI and Office of Public Safety are on your left.

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