2007 Summer Faculty Institute

register for this session Exemplary Use of Technology in Teaching Contest:
awards and presentations

June 18, 2007, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Come observe and discuss the accomplishments of UD faculty members who have been recognized by the Exemplary Use of Technology in Teaching Contest. The winners will demonstrate how they incorporate technology into their teaching to enhance their students' learning experience. Entries were judged by their learning goals and how the particular technology employed helped the faculty achieve their objectives. Faculty recipients/presenters:

  • Nancy Edwards, Individual & Family Studies - digital photography for assessment
  • Dorrie Deluca, Accounting & MIS - authentic learning
  • Mark Serva, Accounting & MIS - collaboration using wikis
  • Jingyi Yu, Computer & Information Sciences - motivational tools

register for this session Keynote presentation: Multimedia Learning by Richard Mayer

June 19, 2007, 10:00 a.m. - noon

Dr. Richard E. MayerSession description:
A multimedia instructional message is a presentation containing words and pictures that is intended to foster learning. Examples include narrated animations, annotated illustrations, interactive simulations, and educational games. In this presentation, Dr. Mayer will summarize ten research-based principles for the design of multimedia instructional messages. For each principle, he will provide examples, summarize the research evidence, and relate the principle to a cognitive science model of learning.

About the speaker:
Richard E. Mayer, Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) will be the keynote speaker for the 2007 Summer Faculty Institute. His current research involves the intersection of cognition, instruction, and technology with a special focus on multimedia learning and problem solving. He is the author of Multimedia Learning (2001), e-Learning and the Science of instruction (with R. Clark, 2003), The Cambridge Handbook of Multimedia Learning (2005), and Learning and Instruction: Second Edition (2008).

register for this session Featured presentation: Calibrated Peer Review

June 20, 2007, 10 a.m. - noon

Todd NickleSession description:
This session will focus on ways to get students to practice thinking reflectively on a discipline topic and generating essay text about complex thoughts. Students usually find essay responses challenging, particularly when asked to explore concepts they are unfamiliar with. During the two hours we'll have together, we will see how Calibrated Peer Review (CPR) can be used to create an environment in which students can practice organizing their thoughts on challenging material. CPR provides a training ground for students to develop their "intellectual muscles", which they will then use more vigorously in the course. For biology, we introduce students to the methods of science by using CPR, and then have them apply those skills in a problem-based laboratory situation (PBL). Our experience has shown that while students still find the application of real-world concepts in paragraph format is daunting, the final project work is usually better after having opportunities to practice their skills in an asynchronous, online environment. Ways to use CPR to complement PBL in other disciplines will also be explored during our time together.

About the speaker:
Born and raised in Calgary, Todd received his BSc and MSc at The University of Calgary in General Biology and Botany, respectively. His work with plant developmental biology started with Dr. Edward Yeung at the U of C, and lead him to eventually explore the genetics behind embryo formation in the laboratory of Dr. David Meinke at Oklahoma State University. After graduating with a PhD from OSU, Todd was hired as a full-time instructor at Mount Royal College in Calgary, Alberta. He has since become interested in studying student learning, specifically in the ways students acquire professional skills in the sciences. He is in his eighth year at MRC.

register for this session Featured presentation:
Engaging an Open Source Course Management System--Potential and Challenges

June 21, 2007, 10 a.m. - noon

David GoodrumSession description:
In his role as Chair of the Functional Requirements Committee for Indiana University's implementation of Sakai, David is intimately familiar with the potential and challenges of working with an Open Source Course Management System. As someone who is passionate that technology should be in the service of teaching and learning, David will share his vision for a learning-centered course management system while grounding us in the current challenges facing the Sakai community. During the course of his presentation, David will review the various directions a university could take in adopting a new course management system. He will frame the new opportunities provided by Sakai as well as the conditions that will be necessary to make those opportunities a reality. The session will also include interactive activities to engage participants in discussing what course management systems can and should be able to do for student learning.

About the speaker:
David Goodrum is Director of Teaching and Learning Technologies Centers at Indiana University - Bloomington.

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The keynote and general sessions are open to the UD community.

Sessions will be held in 127 Memorial Hall.