Events

Celebrating Faculty Innovation at the Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

In partnership with the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center and University LibrarieseLearning and Emerging Technologies hosted the 17th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium. 

Held on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, this event brought together more than 120 faculty, staff, and students from GVSU, including guests from Cornerstone University, Davenport University, Western Michigan University, and Grand Rapids Community College.

Put simply, this event was all about celebrating faculty innovation at the intersection of teaching, learning, and technology!

For 17 years, the Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium has provided an  outstanding opportunity for faculty to showcase how they’re putting technology to use in their teaching to support student success and retention.

technology_test_kitchen_logoThis year,  in addition to ePosters, a brand new “Technology Test Kitchen” was offered, full of tasty #edtech recipes.

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TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY AWARD

Always a highlight at this event is the presentation of the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center’s Teaching and Learning with Technology Award. Congratulations to Rosemary Cleveland, senior affiliate faculty of education, and Andrew Korich, associate professor of chemistry, as this year’s award recipients!

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Pictured on the left, Rosemary Cleveland, senior affiliate faculty of education, and the left, Andrew Korich, associate professor of chemistry, 2018 Pew Teaching with Technology Award Recipients.

OER @ GVSU

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IMG_8469At the symposium, Dean Annie Bélanger shared how GVSU University Libraries support the adoption and creation of open educational resources (OER) through advocacy, education, curation, and library publishing services. Further, she provided insight as to the importance of OER as a critical component of liberal education.

THANK YOU

Thank you to all of the presenters and attendees for an awesome afternoon of connectinglearning, and sharing – all focused on enhancing teaching practices and the effective use of technology to support student success.

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SAVE THE DATE

See you next year for another great symposium to be held on Wednesday, May 1 in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons!

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eLearning at the Occupational Science and Therapy Hybrid Faculty Retreat

The eLearning team at GVSU recently participated in an Occupational Science and Therapy (OST) Retreat that was held on Saturday, February 24 at the University Club, on the downtown DeVos Campus.

Glenna Decker, Matt Roberts, Kim Kenward, Sherry Barricklow, Hunter Bridwell, and Eric Kunnen provided learning experiences for hybrid faculty teaching in OST.

Topics that were shared included:

  • Introductio, to the Community of Inquiry Framework
  • ‘Bored-Free’ Discussions and Strategies beyond the Discussion Board
  • Good Practices in Facilitating Group Work Online
  • Virtual Advising, Office Hours, Guest Speakers, Interviews, Meetings etc. with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
  • eLearning and Emerging Technologies #EdTech Resources and Support
  • Emerging Technologies in the Atomic Object Technology Showcase
  • Quality Benchmarks and Student Orientation / Readiness
  • Creating Quality Online Courses with:
    • Online/Hybrid Peer Review Rubric
    • Blackboard Exemplary Course Award Rubric
  • Using Blackboard/Word/PowerPoint to Create Accessible Materials

Materials were provided to faculty through a Blackboard organization site:

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Shape the Future of Education at hackGVSU!

Join us on Saturday, April 14 from 9am to 6pm!

Grand Valley State University is hosting its first-ever hackGVSU event. Inspired by other college hackathons (like hackPSU https://hackpsu.org), we’re inviting students and staff from area high schools, colleges, and universities to come to Grand Valley and envision how technology can shape the future of education.

The focus for this year’s event is Blackboard’s learning management system. Participants can attend training sessions lead by Blackboard employees and then work together in teams to build projects that extend Blackboard’s capabilities.

We’re planning a full day of food, beverages, and prizes for the best projects. Individuals of all experience levels are welcome, from experienced coders to first time hackers. If you know of anyone that might be interested in attending, they can find details at:

“IDEAS WORTH CODING!”

New #EDTECH Summer Teaching Institute centered on Supporting Student Success through Effective Teaching

This summer, eLearning and Emerging Technologies was pleased to introduce the brand new…

 This event was held on Wednesday, August 16 and Thursday, August 17 for a 2 day series of hands-on workshops, discussions, and shared reflections all centered on the use of emerging teaching practices and technologies to support effective teaching.

The institute was structured for faculty to attend workshops, exchange ideas, and to spend time to get their courses ready for the Fall semester through support from the eLearning team.

The event theme was:

“Learn something new, get your course ready for Fall!”

SESSIONS

There were 7 breakout sessions that were offered during the institute:

  • Individual Work Time with eLearning Team Support
  • #1 – Planning and Re-organizing your Online/Hybrid Course
  • #2 – Instructor Presence and Building Community
  • #3 – Library Resources and OER (Open Educational Resources)
  • #4 – Video and Digital Media Creation Tools
  • #5 – Assessing Student Learning and Engagement
  • #6 – Implementing Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Principles in the Classroom to Support All Learners

SUMMARY

This was an outstanding first time event! The institute offered nearly 60 faculty and staff the opportunity to learn from each other and to spend time working on prepping courses for Fall.

Here are a few social media highlights via Storify:

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This event was organized in partnership and in collaboration with the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center.

eLearning and Emerging Technologies would like to thank all of the presenters, attendees, and the FTLC for their support to make this event possible!

Learn more about the #EDTECH Summer Teaching Institute

eLearning welcomes new faculty at the @GVSU 2017 New Faculty Orientation

WELCOME NEW FACULTY!

The eLearning team provided a wealth of information, #EDTECH demonstrations, and presentations to over 100 faculty that attended the 2017 New Faculty Orientation at GVSU.

Highlighted presentations and demonstrations included:

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  • Introduction to Blackboard Learn
  • Advanced Blackboard
  • IT Services
  • Blackboard Collaborate Ultra
  • GVSU Mobile and Apps
  • Blackboard Collaborate, TechSmith Relay, and Ensemble Video
  • Digital Studio, Lightboard, and Skype for Business
  • IDeL Seminars and Foundations
  • Technology Showcase
  • IT HelpDesk and Mobile Device Setup

RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS!

During the event, new faculty that attended up to 5 sessions or more were entered into a raffle prize giveaway. We would like to congratulate the following faculty winners!

FACULTY WINNER 
PRIZE
DEPARTMENT
Betty Jo Enell Echo Dot CIS
Xiang Cao Power Core Mini CIS
Carla Floyd-Slabaugh Power Core Mini OT
Barbara Spraggins Camtasia License OT
Brittland DeKorver Laser Presenter Remote Chemistry
Nicole Wright GV Symbol Allied Health
Yoshiko Tsuda USB Microphone MLL

Also, the selection of our winners was broadcast live on Facebook, and here is the video:

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ORIENTATION PHOTOS

We thought the afternoon was fantastic and enjoyed meeting all of the new faculty at GVSU! Here are a few photos from the orientation:

 

Thank you to all of the presenters and the faculty that attended the event.

Please remember, the eLearning team is here to help! Here is to a wonderful semester start to you all!

Ten Ways to Use Video in Your Classroom

This year’s Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) conference was filled with three days of intense, hands-on learning experiences centered on the practice of integrating technology and learning.

Presenting at the conference was Jason Valade, Customer Success Manager at TechSmith on “10 Ways to Use Video in Your Classroom”. Jason is a former elementary school teacher and Technology Lead whose love for “all things” video led him to TechSmith and their Customer Success Team.

During the session, Jason ran down his favorite top 10 uses for video in education and showed examples of how both video novices and experts can easily create video content to enhance instruction and engage students.

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  1. Flip a Lesson

Rather than using class time to introduce new content, record a series of short videos that students can review on their own and then come to class prepared to extend the learning.

  1. Teach when you are Absent

Unable to attend a class, create a video review of that day’s related topics and assignments.

  1. Personalized Feedback

Use a desktop recording application to capture annotations and your voice as you provide feedback on assignments or use a document camera to record your voice while you manually mark up a printed assignment.

  1. Parent / Community Classroom

Post a video update for parents or the community by recording a PPT or Google presentation with the latest class information and achievements.

  1. Stop Repeating Yourself

Don’t keep responding to the same old questions over and over again, create a library of short how-to videos that can be used year-to-year.

  1. Give a Course Overview

Great at the beginning of the semester or when starting a new topic.

  1. Introduce Yourself

Build instructor presence and community. Perfect for online classes.

  1. Walk through Materials

Create a tutorial to review a complex procedure, demonstrate a process or solve a problem.

  1. Authentic Assessment

Let students storyboard, shoot and edit a video for review by the entire class.

  1. Filming Experiments

Use for review, as part of a quiz or other assessment.

Video recordings are quickly becoming a key component in any classroom, whether it’s face-to-face or online, video can be the catalyst that spurs a student’s imagination and learning.

GVSU Students Look to Design, Build, Deliver and Install Solar Powered Medical Devices

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This semester students in the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing, Seidman College of Business and College of Education are collaborating to design, build, deliver and install solar powered medical devices to one of the most remote and underserved regions of the world. Once built these devices will provide physicians with light, suction and auxiliary power for up to two days. This functionality is critical in a part of the world where frequent and unexpected blackouts are common place and often have major implications for patients and doctors.

Throughout this project Justin Melick, Digital Media Developer on the GVSU eLearning team, will be documenting the process of designing, building and delivering these devices to create a short documentary on the project that will be used to secure funding to continue this project in future semesters.

In order to fund this project, the team at GVSU will be participating in the 5×5 Night competition on March 23rd. To have the opportunity to present, the team needs your help to finish in the top five of the public vote.

Please help the team to secure a spot to present at the upcoming 5×5 Night!

Please CLICK HERE to VOTE for the GVSU “Solar Energy Saving Lives” project!