ABSTRACTS - Room 121

All sessions take place in Butler-Carlton Hall on the Missouri S&T campus

THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017

How to Live Stream and Record All of Your Classes

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-25 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Jeff Thomas - Associate Teaching Professor of Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering; Missouri S&T

Tags: virtual classroom; live stream  

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 16, BCH 121

Would you like to efficiently live stream and record a class period? How about all of your classes? We will look at the hardware and software that I have used the last two years to teach local and remote students from classrooms and my office.


How to preserve classroom created information: an innovative approach.

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-25 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Nicolas A. Libre - Assistant Teaching Professor of Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering; Missouri S&T

Tags: preserving class information; presentation technique; underrepresented students; diverse classroom

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time, Date, and Location: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 16, BCH 121

An innovative technology is presented and discussed to preserve information created in a classroom setting. Most of the currently available techniques use cameras to capture either the class or screen. The presented technique enables instructors to record the lecture, save the notes and share it with students through various formats. It provides teachers with a versatile tool to preserve information created in classroom setting like discussions, solved problems and notes, and helps them to improve the class performance by reusing and updating the previously created content. The implementation of such a technology in an engineering based course will be discussed, as well as how it can be used inside or outside the classroom to deal with a large section class with diverse students, to reach out to underrepresented students, and to fulfill a variety of purposes.


♪ 'Cause We Are Living in a Digital World and I am a Digital Girl ♫

STANDARD SESSION (45-60 minutes)

Presenter: Lisa Weiskopf - Instructional Technology Specialist; Sullivan School District

Tags: digital citizenship; digital footprint; online responsibilities; Common Sense

Audience: K-12 Education

Time, Date, and Location: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m., Thursday, March 16, BCH 121

This session will emphasize the importance of promoting digital citizenship among parents, students and staff. We will explore resources including Common Sense, InCtrl, Digizen, and digiteen.

Cause We are Living in a Digital World and I am a Digital Girl [ PowerPoint ]


Getting Started with Virtual and Augmented Reality

STANDARD SESSION (45-60 minutes)

Presenter: Mike Dombroski - Instructional Technology Specialist; Cottey College

Tags: VR; AR; virtual reality; augmented reality; faculty development; engagement; immersive environment; blended learning

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time, Date, and Location: 3:40 - 4:40 p.m., Thursday, March 16, BCH 121

This presentation will examine ways that instructors can use virtual (VR) and augmented reality (AR) in the classroom. Participants will see examples of different applications of VR and AR and how they might apply them to their instruction. They will also have the opportunity to see what it is like for themselves using materials like Google Cardboard and how they might make their own VR viewer. Participants are encouraged to bring their portable devices and download Google Cardboard and Expeditions (iOS/Android) and Post-it Plus (iOS) before the session.

Getting Started with Virtual and Augmented Reality [ Web ]

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

Student Perceptions of Cross-Functional Interdisciplinary Teams for Projects

CERTI EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM MINI-GRANT SESSION (15-25 minutes)

Presenters:
     Dr. Li Li Eng - Associate Professor of Business & Information Technology; Missouri S&T
     Dr. Bih-Ru Lea - Associate Professor of Business & Information Technology; Missouri S&T

Tags: cross-functional teams; interdisciplinary project; student engagement; active learning

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 17, BCH 121

We assess student perceptions regarding working in teams across two courses: Managerial Accounting, and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). A team of accounting students will be partnered with a team of ERP students. The project will simulate a working environment where members of the accounting department have to work with members of the ERP department. We will conduct pre- and post-surveys to assess student experiences in working in cross-functional interdisciplinary teams.


Student-Centered Dynamic Syllabus Development for Mathematical Programming

CERTI EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM MINI-GRANT SESSION (15-25 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Dincer Konur - Assistant Professor of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering; Missouri S&T

Tags: syllabus development; distributed learning

Audience: Higher Education 

Time, Date, and Location: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 17, BCH 121

This study aims to structure methods to develop and evaluate the outcomes of student-centered syllabus development for a mathematical programming course, in which students with diverse backgrounds and learning interests enroll. As teaching all mathematical programming concepts is not possible during one semester, some students might not achieve their learning objectives based on their research needs and interests. This study tries to overcome this by working towards developing a syllabus that cover main learning objectives as well as students' individual learning objectives so that the students can get the most out of the course.


Striving for Excellence in Teaching Circuit Analysis

STANDARD SESSION (45-60 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. B.J. Shrestha - Associate Teaching Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Missouri S&T

Tags: excellence; learning by teaching; brainstorming; active learning; learning by facing challenges; cognition; mathematical modeling; state function; transformation matrix, Eigen function expansion; agent of change

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Friday, March 17, BCH 121

Striving for excellence is the only way a profession becomes a passion. Teaching should not just be a job, it needs to be a passion for an educator to deliver the best to his students. The idea and techniques of how to strive and achieve excellence in teaching a subject, any subject for that matter, is a matter of wide interest among educator, researchers, and scholars across the board. The presentation is about some approaches to achieve this goal for a circuit analysis class. However, the methods are generic enough to be of interest to a wider audience.