Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

18th Annual Symposium a Success!

The 18th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium, held on May 1, was the largest symposium held at GVSU with over 160 attendees, a keynote by Provost Cimitile, recognition of the Julia VanderMolen who received the Pew FTLC Teaching with Technology Award, 5 Technology Test Kitchen “recipes”, and 25 ePoster sessions.

The Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium was sponsored by eLearning and Emerging Technologies, Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, and University Libraries.

If you missed attending this year, here are a few highlights:

  • WATCH the Symposium Keynote by Provost Cimitile

Save-the-date and see you next year in Allendale on Wednesday, April 29 for the 19th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium!

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.



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!


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.



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 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.



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!

Come, Learn, and Be Inspired at the 16th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium

Come, Learn, and be Inspired!

View a special video welcome from Dr. Thomas Tobin highlighting his keynote address entitled: “Universal Design for Learning: Way Beyond Disabilities”.


16th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium


Wednesday, March 22, 2017
10:00am to 4:00pm
(Join us for the entire day, or stop by anytime!)
Robert C. Pew Campus: Loosemore Auditorium


  • 10am – 12pm Breakout Sessions
    Blackboard Product Roadmap (Joel Allison, Blackboard Inc.)
    The All New Camtasia (Matt Dennis, Calvin Boekhove, TechSmith)
    Sessions by: Rachel Anderson, Michael Ricco, Julia VanderMolen, Susan Strouse, Maureen Wolverton, and Andrew Topper
  • 1pm – 2pm Award Presentation and Keynote
    Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center “Teaching with Technology Award” Presentations
    Dr. Thomas Tobin Keynote: “Universal Design for Learning: Way Beyond Disabilities”
  • 2pm – 4pm Faculty ePoster Sessions
    More than 30 topics to choose from by GVSU faculty, staff, and students! View all presenters and poster topics on the symposium website.

The Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium is sponsored by eLearning and Emerging Technologies, Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center, and Disability Support Resources.

The symposium provides a unique campus wide opportunity for faculty to learn and share how technology enhances teaching and learning and supports student success.

Don’t miss this once-a-year event! See you at the Symposium!

This event is FREE and open to all faculty and staff.
Raffle prizes and refreshments will be provided.

Visit the TLT Symposium Website

15th Annual Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium – Wednesday, March 23, 1-4

UPDATE: Missed the event this year? Check out the video highlight:


See you at the symposium on Wednesday, March 23, from 1-4 in the Mary Idema Pew Library Learning and Information Commons!


It’s that exciting time of the year where faculty across the campus at Grand Valley State University come together at the Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium to share how they are leveraging technology in teaching – with the ultimate goal of enhancing student success!

This event is sponsored by eLearning and Emerging Technologies in Information Technology, which includes IDeL, the Digital Studio, and the Technology Showcase, in partnership with the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center.

For 15 years, the symposium has provided an opportunity for faculty to come together to learn from each other, and this year is going to be epic, with the largest number of faculty presenters!

The symposium will feature more than 30 presentations from over 18 different departments, covering a wide array of topics!

Also, be sure to visit the Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium website for more information.

Here is a brief overview of the schedule:

1pm – 1:15pm
Symposium Welcome

FTLC Technology Award Winners
Meagan A. (Luttenton) Knoll and Maureen Wolverton

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Keynote Address:  “How can technology extend the humanity of learners? A dialogue.”
Robert Talbert and Matthew Boelkins

2pm – 4pm
Faculty e-poster Presentations

Come and learn, connect, share, and discover the best of ideas from your peers and colleagues!

Here is a list of presentations to be offered at the upcoming symposium:

1.     Michael E. Ricco
Video Reflective Journals in the Business Curriculum
2.     Meagan A. (Luttenton) Knoll
*FTLC Teaching with Technology Award Winner
The i-Gen Syllabus A Digital Syllabus Your Students Will Read
3.     Andrew Topper
Beyond Blackboard Orientation: Helping students successfully navigate your course.
4.     Rosemary Cleveland
A New Approach to Field Observations through the use of iPads and Cognitive Coaching
5.     Cheryl Kautz
A.  Practical examples that faculty can implement now in their Blackboard Learn course content and electronic documents to benefit all learners and improve accessibility.
B.  10 Tips for Designing Exemplary Courses in Blackboard: Online, Hybrid, and Face-to-Face
6.     Julia VanderMolen. Ph.D., Alexa Madaj, General Allied Health Sciences Dane Sanders, General Allied Health Students.
Tools for Creating Audio and Video for the Online Classroom.  Mobile Health and Fitness Technology used by College Athletes
8.     Erica R. Hamilton
#ConnectedEducation: Using Twitter to Support Student Learning and Engagement
9.     Robert Rozema
Dedoose: Cloud-Based Qualitative Data Analysis
10.  Mr. Mike Fillman
PBS LearningMedia: Your FREE Digital Resource to Use in Classrooms
11.  Daniel W. Adrian
Creating Apps for Teaching and Learning Statistics
12.  Jeroen Wagendorp
Adding “Whiteboard” Content Delivery Capacity to Online Teaching.
13.  Raymond J. Higbea
Team-Based Learning in an Electronic Environment
14.  Cara Cadena and Lindy Scripps-Hoekstra
Blackboard collaboration with your librarian: Explore the possibilities!
15.  Star Swift
Co-presenters: Brandon Angerbrandt, Information Systems, Honors and team captain of t3 Alex Cunningham, Management Major Gabriella Vozza, Marketing and Finance Major, Honors Gianni Ferrero, Management Major Erin Harkness, Information Systems Major, Honors Christina Dekoekkoek, Finance Major, Honors
t3 :Teaching Through Technology on a Global Basis with the Assistance of a Google Grant, students, faculty, staff and alumni.
16.  Professor Justin De Sousa
Using Educannon to implement interactive quiz questions into screencast lectures
17.  Bethany Welling
Educanon-Making Videos Interactive
18.   Marcia Frobish and Professor Lisa Hammer
Engaging Your Students in Class with FREE Survey Tools
19.  Eric Kunnen and Szymon Machajewski
Emerging Technologies and Expanding Possibilities through the Technology Showcase
20.   Russ Barneveld
Using Swivl Technology to Analyze Teaching
21.  Eliza MacDonald
Orthopedic Examination Special Tests Tutorial Videos
22.  Lara Jaskiewicz
From Paper to Digital: Going Online for Peer and Course Feedback
23.  Matt Boelkins
Flip Your Startup Meeting
24.  Gisella Licari
It is not the same rubric.
25.  Rita Kohrman, Betsy Williams
Anatomy of a Citation: Learning Citation Parts via Drag-And-Drop
26.  Maureen Wolverton, *FTLC Teaching with Technology Award Winner, Judy Whipps
Using Technology in GVSU’s Adult Leadership Program
27.  Susan Harrington, Nancy Schoofs
Connect with Your Students via TodaysMeet and youcanbook.me
28.  Laurie A. Witucki, Sarah Clark, Star Swift
Videos Made Easy: Supporting Student Learning with Elmo Document Camera
29.  Matt Ruen, Jackie Rander, Christine Rener, Eric Kunnen
OER@GVSU: Support for Creating and Using Open Educational Resources
30.  Maureen Ryan
Using Speech to Text Software- Implications for Students and Faculty
31.  Matthew Hart, Mary Karpen
3D Projection in the Classroom
32.  Sean Lancaster
Doctopus – Customizing Google Drive For Learning