Academic Technology

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Academic Technology enriches our academic ecosystem and supports the student experience

Academic Technology's mission is to enrich OSU's academic ecosystem, enable innovative pedagogy and information sharing through effective use of technology, and enhance the student experience.

We attain our mission through:

  • Leadership in understanding and applying instructional and communication technology trends and innovations
  • Investing in products and services that align and integrate with the goals and needs of OSU students and faculty
  • Maximizing the University's investments through user support, training and resource maintenance

Guiding Principles of Academic Technology

  • Collaboration – We strive to build long-term relationships that improve services and gain efficiencies.
  • Client focused – We provide one-to-one support and consultation in all our core functions.
  • Campus focused – We accept our responsibility as a central service and consider campus-wide needs and long-term benefits in all activities and investments.
  • Outcome focused – We consider careful planning and broad input as key in designing applications and services, and we consider assessment and evaluation as components in ongoing support.
  • Transparent technology – We understand technologies as tools to advance and improve communication, learning and outreach.  We remain focused on the human activities when advancing technology.
  • Innovative - We take pride in our collaborative approach in fostering and growing innovative uses of technology to meet campus needs and solve problems.

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2017 ILRC Summer Symposium

ILRC Summer Symposium

Modeling the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

The ILRC Summer Symposium is an opportunity for faculty and staff at Oregon State University to come together and learn about existing academic technology and their use in teaching and learning. Your peers will model the use of technology and demonstrate how it enhances the teaching and learning experience.

WHAT? An opportunity to connect with your colleagues and learn about existing and new educational technology at OSU.

WHEN? September 7th (workshops) and 8th (presentations)

WHERE? Austin Hall and Learning Innovation Center

HOW MUCH? Free!

Registration is now closed but some sessions on Friday still have space available. We hope you will choose to drop in and attend.

September 7th - Workshop Day

  Austin Hall 260
Learning Platform Workshops
Austin Hall 270
Newcomer Teaching Orientation
8:00 - 8:30 Registration / Breakfast
8:30 - 9:20 Canvas - Content Pages
(Tasha Biesinger)
The Six Principles of University Teaching
(Kay Sagmiller)
9:30 - 10:20 Canvas - Gradebook
(Tasha Biesinger)
10:00 - 11:20 Canvas - Grading
(Tasha Biesinger)
11:30 - 12:00 Canvas - Community
(Tasha Biesinger)
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (Austin Hall Marketplace)
1:00 - 1:50 Kaltura - Media Gallery
(Raul Burriel)
Teacher as Designer
(Kay Sagmiller)
2:00 - 2:50 Kaltura - CaptureSpace
(Raul Burriel)
3:00 - 3:50 Kaltura - In-Video Quizzing
(Raul Burriel)

 

September 8th - Main Day

 

  Austin Hall 260 LINC 268 LINC 200 LINC 210 LINC 100
8:00 - 9:00 Registration / Breakcast - LINC Lobby
9:00 - 9:30 Keynote - LINC 100
9:30 - 10:20 Lightning Rounds - LINC 100
10:20 - 10:30 Coffee Break - LINC Lobby
10:30 - 11:20

Introduction to Qualtrics

(Stefanie Buck)

Student Data 101 - Using Data for Student Success

(Chrysanthemum (Mum) Hayes)

 

Panel: Hybrid Teaching and Learning @ OSU: Building a Better Blend

(Moderated by Cub Kahn, with Megan MacDonald, Aaron Lewis, and Demian Hommel)

 
11:30 - 12:20  

Electronic Waste Policies at OSU and How to Dispose of Equipment

(Rae DeLay)

Supporting Students: In the Classroom, on Canvas, and One-on-One

(Sarah Norek and Clare Creighton)

Inclusive and Accessible Educational Technologies

(Gabriel Merrell)

Creating Meaningful and Sharable Learning Experiences with Digital Media

(Lesley Blair and Mark Lavery)

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch - LINC Lobby
1:30 - 2:20

Microsoft Word: In Depth Tips for Formatting a Document

(Jerry Mohr)

OSU Mobile: Reaching Students Where They Live

(Ed Lee)

Less Class Time, More Learning: Using technology in a Flipped Classroom

(Margie Haak and Michael Burand)

The Geometry of Learning

(Jon Dorbolo)

Best Practices for Online Teaching

(Karen Watté and Melanie Kroening)

2:30 - 3:20

CORE 101 for Instructors

(Diana Lindsley)

 

Demystifying Copyright in the Face-to-Face or Online Classroom

(Michael Boock)

Panel: Blended, Active, and Adaptive: Teaching and Learning with Digital Courseware

(Moderated by Cub Kahn, with Julie Greenwood, Scott Peterson, and Lyn Riverstone)

Ecampus 101

(Lisa Templeton, Shannon Riggs, Alfonso Bradoch, and Jessica DuPont)

3:30 - 4:20      

Information Security for the Connected Instructor

(Dave Nevin)

Panel: Using Social Media in a Professional Environment

(Moderated by Victor Villegas)

For alternative formats or accommodations related to a disability, please contact Conference Services at 541-737-9300 or conferences@oregonstate.edu.

Presenters

Alex Axelsson

Manager, Disability Access Services, Oregon State University

Dennis Bennett

Director, Writing Center, Oregon State University

Tasha Biesinger

Instructional Technologist, Learning Platform Services, Academic Technology, Oregon State University

Lesley Blair

Department of Integrative Biology, College of Science, Oregon State University

Michael Boock

Associate Professor, Library, Oregon State University

Alfonso Bradoch

Director, Department of Student Services, OSU Extended Campus, Oregon State University

Stefanie Buck

Associate Professor, Library, Oregon State University

Michael Burand

Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Oregon State University

Raul Burriel

Streaming Media Coordinator, Learning Platform Services, Academic Technology, Information Services, Oregon State University

Kristina Case

Associate Director, Media Services, Academic Technology, Information Services, Oregon State University

Marc Cholewczynski

Associate Director, Technical Services, Academic Technology, Information Services, Oregon State University

Diane Cooper

Academic Technology, Information Services, Oregon State University

Clare Creighton

Director, Academic Success Center, Oregon State University

Rae DeLay

Manager, Operations, Business Affairs, Procurement and Contract Services, Oregon State University

Jon Dorbolo

Associate Director, Technology Across the Curriculum, Academic Technology, Information Services, Oregon State University

Jessica DuPont

Director, Marketing & Enrollment Services, OSU Extended Campus, Oregon State University

Lynn Greenough

Associate Director, Learning Platform Services, Academic Technology, Information Services, Oregon State University

Julie Greenwood

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies, Oregon State University

Margie Haak

Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Oregon State University

Matt Hansen

Manager, Web Services, Web and Mobile Services, Information Services, Oregon State University

Chrysanthemum (Mum) Hayes

Undergraduate Studies, Oregon State University

Demian Hommel

Senior Instructor, Earth, Ocean, & Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

Cub Kahn

Hybrid Initiative Coordinator, Center for Teaching & Learning and Extended Campus, Oregon State University

Melanie Kroening

Course Development & Training Specialist, OSU Extended Campus, Oregon State University

Mark Lavery

Department of Integrative Biology, College of Science, Oregon State University

Ed Lee

Mobile Experience Manager, Web and Mobile Services, Information Services, Oregon State University

Aaron Lewis

Senior Instructor, College of Business, Oregon State University

Diana Lindsley

Business Intelligence Center Operations Manager, Oregon State University

Megan MacDonald

Assistant Professor, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

Michael McDonald

IT Communications Manager, Web and Mobile Services, Information Services, Oregon State University

Gabriel Merrell

Director, Access and Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Access, Oregon State University

Jerry Mohr

Coordinator, Research Computing, College of Forestry, Oregon State University

Dave Nevin

Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Information Security, Information Services, Oregon State University

Jane Nichols

Associate Professor & Head, Teaching and Engagement Librarian, Library, Oregon State University

Sarah Norek

Academic Success Center, Oregon State University

Edward Ostrander

Media Services, Academic Technology, Information Services, Oregon State University

Scott Peterson

Mathematics Department, College of Science, Oregon State University

Shannon Riggs

Director, Course Development and Training, OSU Extended Campus, Oregon State University

Lyn Riverstone

Mathematics Department, College of Science, Oregon State University

Kay Sagmiller

Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Oregon State University

Lisa Templeton

Associate Provost, OSU Extended Campus, Oregon State University

Richard Turk

Coordinator, Campus Labs, Client Services, Information Services, Oregon State University

Victor Villegas

Coordinator, Extension Computing Technology, OSU Extension Service, Oregon State University

Karen Watté

Assistant Director, OSU Extended Campus, Oregon State University

Erica Woekel

Director, Lifetime Fitness for Health Program, School of Biological and Population Health Sciences, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University

Program


Thursday, September 7

Learning Platform Workshops

Austin Hall 260

Canvas – Content Pages (8:30 - 9:20)

Presenter: Tasha Biesinger

Description: You’ve Got a Canvas Site. Now What? Learn to upload your files, media, and images in Canvas.  Use a variety of features to display and organize your materials, and make your course easy for students to navigate.

Canvas – Gradebook (9:30 - 10:20)

Presenter: Tasha Biesinger

Description: Using the Gradebook to Communicate Course Expectations & Progress. The gradebook can be used to communicate to students their level of success in a course. Learn how to align your gradebook with your syllabus and understand how the gradebook appears to students so they can monitor their progress.

Canvas – Grading (10:30 - 11:20)

Presenter: Tasha Biesinger

Description: Going Beyond the Letter Grade. Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of grading with Canvas assignments. Learn creative strategies for rubrics, assignment annotations, comments, peer review, and discussions to provide feedback.

Canvas – Community (11:30 - 11:50)

Presenter: Tasha Biesinger

Description: Canvas Community, Features and Voting. Have a great idea for making Canvas better? Want to connect with other Canvas gurus? Explore the online community to find, initiate, and vote for features.  Learn how to stay current with Canvas updates.

Kaltura – Media Gallery (1:00 - 1:50)

Presenter: Raul Burriel

Description: Find out how to share your videos securely through your Canvas course’s Media Gallery, a one-stop portal for all the media in your course, with easy sorting and analytics.

Kaltura – CaptureSpace (2:00 - 2:50)

Presenter: Raul Burriel

Description: CaptureSpace is OSU’s screen and presentation recording tool available to all faculty, staff, and students. Get some hands-on experience with CaptureSpace. Learn how to install it and how to use its many functions.

Kaltura – In-Video Quizzing (3:00 - 3:50)

Presenter: Raul Burriel

Description: Learn to add quizzes to your videos easily and quickly, with results that go straight into your Canvas gradebook.

Newcomer Teaching Orientation Workshops

Austin Hall 270

The Six Principles of University Teaching (8:30 - 11:50)

Presenter: Kay Sagmiller

Description: Cognition research provides solid guidance for specific high yield instructional strategies. In this activity-based workshop participants will apply cognition research to create supportive, interactive and instructionally sound environments that promote learning.

Teacher as Designer (1:00 - 3:50)

Presenter: Kay Sagmiller

Description: Course design has a direct impact on student success. In this hand-on workshop, participants will design (or re-design) a course using research-based fundamentals of curriculum design. By the end of the workshop participants will have outlined a course syllabus including the summative assessment and fair grading procedures. Laptops encouraged.


Friday, September 8

Session 1 (10:30 - 11:20)

Austin Hall 260

Introduction to Qualtrics

Presenter: Stefanie Buck

Description: Qualtrics is a powerful survey instrument that is widely used by institutions of higher learning. It can be used to gather feedback at the course or program level, assess programs and manage information. This session will provide an overview of the features of Qualtrics and describe some of the ways Qualtrics has been used across campus.  This session is for people who are new to Qualtrics.

LINC 268

Student Data 101 – Using Data for Student Success

Presenter: Chrysanthemum (Mum) Hayes

Description: Brief overview of the current data tools, reports, and resources available at OSU that support and encourage the use of data for student success efforts. This session helps simplify the data landscape on campus and connect users with ideas for how to use the data and systems to make informed decisions and changes in service to success for all learners.

LINC 210

Panel: Hybrid Teaching and Learning @ OSU: Building a Better Blend

Presenter: Cub Kahn (moderator), with Megan MacDonald, Aaron Lewis, and Demian Hommel

Description: Faculty from a range of disciplines will describe their challenges and successes in blending face-to-face class meetings and online activities in hybrid courses designed to engage students with “the best of both worlds” of learning.

Session 2 (11:30 - 12:20)

LINC 268

Electronic Waste Policies at OSU and How to Dispose of Equipment

Presenter: Rae DeLay

Description: What happens to the equipment once you no longer need it for your department?  Overview on the many options at OSU for equipment disposal, such as resell, recycle, donations, transfers, and trade-ins.

LINC 200

Supporting Students: In the Classroom, on Canvas, and One-on-One

Presenter: Sarah Norek and Clare Creighton

Description: Faculty and instructors are in key positions to impact student success through work in the classroom, on Canvas, and in individual interactions with students. In this session, the Academic Success Center will demo several tools we can provide to faculty who want to deliver messages of student support. Participants will have a chance to share tools they already use in their courses to promote student success and will leave with ideas for how to help students enhance metacognitive habits, learn about relevant campus resources, and improve learning strategies.

LINC 210

Inclusive and Accessible Educational Technologies

Presenter: Gabriel Merrell

Description: Attendees will be introduced to how students with disabilities interact with technology, tools available for you and students at OSU to make content more accessible, and how you can ensure that these students can access all course content. We'll also discuss OSU's policies related to accessible technology, and easy and free tools you can use to assess the accessibility of your own content.

LINC 100

Creating Meaningful and Sharable Learning Experiences with Digital Media

Presenter: Lesley Blair and Mark Lavery

Description: Today’s students seek meaningful and relevant experiences that alter their perspectives and can be packaged into relatable stories shared with others.  This session provides a toolkit of techniques for using technology in a unique manner to create memorable learning experiences that can be shared now and used later in life.  Learn how OSU’s Gen Bio (BI 101, 102, and 103) courses utilize digital media for exploration, experimentation, and creation in lectures and laboratories.

Session 3 (1:30 - 2:20)

Austin Hall 260

Microsoft Word: In Depth Tips for Formatting a Document

Presenter: Jerry Mohr

Description: Gain control of your Word document by learning to use these functions and tools:  Create custom styles for consistency; Use Section breaks to control page layout changes; Page numbering tips and tricks; Generating a table of contents and keeping it up to date; Tools for troubleshooting a misbehaving document; Creating and using a template.

LINC 268

OSU Mobile: Reaching Students Where They Live

Presenter: Ed Lee

Description: OSU Mobile is Oregon State's new app focused on student success. In this session, the current capabilities of the app will be demonstrated, and future plans will be discussed. In addition, learn how your organization can reach your student community by partnering with the OSU Mobile team.

LINC 200

Less Class Time, More Learning: Using technology in a Flipped Classroom

Presenter: Margie Haak and Michael Burand

Description: A hybrid-format general chemistry course for science-majors was implemented in the winter term of 2014. The format of the course included short, topical videos which were custom-made for this course and were made available to students online. Preliminary data show that students in this hybrid course performed significantly better on exams than historical averages for the traditional lecture format. This result is especially noteworthy given that the students in the hybrid course have only 60% of the class time compared to students in the traditional version of the course. A survey of students’ views regarding this hybrid course format was also conducted and will be discussed.

LINC 210

The Geometry of Learning

Presenter: Jon Dorbolo

Description: How do the physical and social characteristics of classrooms impact teaching and learning?  That is the driving question behind the research agenda that is assessing learning spaces at OSU. Come review our recent findings.

LINC 100

Best Practices for Online Teaching

Presenter: Karen Watté and Melanie Kroening

Description: Join members of the Ecampus Course Development and Training Team to learn about some best practices for teaching online courses, including tips for facilitating online, asynchronous courses and some Canvas tips and how-tos that will help you facilitate your online classes.

Session 4 (2:30 - 3:20)

Austin Hall 260

CORE 101 for Instructors

Presenter: Diana Lindsley

Description: CORE is Oregon State University’s integrated data and analytics portal. Learn to use it to research student trends and learning outcomes. Find out what reports are available and how you can use them to improve student success.

LINC 200

Demystifying Copyright in the Face-to-Face or Online Classroom

Presenter: Michael Boock

Description: Teachers and learners must use copyrightable works (such as texts, images, and videos) to accomplish learning goals, but copyright law is complex and sometimes ambiguous. In this session, librarian Michaela Willi Hooper will outline a method for thinking through copyright questions, provide an overview of key copyright concepts (including public domain, Creative Commons, and fair use), and review solutions for integrating materials into courses in copyright-compliant ways.

LINC 210

Panel: Blended, Active and Adaptive: Teaching and Learning with Digital Courseware

Presenter: Cub Kahn (moderator), with Julie Greenwood, Scott Peterson, and Lyn Riverstone

Description: Learn how OSU faculty are redesigning large-enrollment courses in a blended format that emphasizes active learning and incorporates adaptive courseware.

LINC 100

Ecampus 101

Presenter: Lisa Templeton, Shannon Riggs, Alfonso Bradoch, and Jessica DuPont

Description: Join Ecampus leadership for a discussion about how Ecampus partners with faculty and academic units to develop online programs and courses, and to support students taking online courses. 

Session 5 (3:30 - 4:20)

LINC 210

Information Security for the Connected Instructor

Presenter: Dave Nevin

Description: In an ever-more connected world, your digital security is becoming increasingly threatened. Learn best practices for keeping your data private and relevant policies at OSU intended to protect you, your students, and the institution.

LINC 100

Panel: Using Social Media in a Professional Environment

Presenter: Victor Villegas (moderator)

Description: Join a panel of OSU Faculty and staff as they discuss how they use social media in their work. Find out which tools they use and why, what works for them, or not, and how they deal with issues such as privacy and work/personal life boundaries. Also, hear tips for how to integrate social media into your work life and advantages in using it professionally.