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-- Opening Keynote Speaker --

     Robbie Melton, Ph.D. - Associate Vice Chancellor of Emerging Mobilization Technologies; Tennessee Board of Regents

-- Closing Keynote Speaker --

     Dr. Jeff Schramm - Associate Professor of History and Political Science; Missouri S&T


THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015


OPENING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Robbie Melton, Ph.D. - Associate Vice Chancellor of Emerging Mobilization Technologies; Tennessee Board of Regents

~ The Emergence of Mobile and Smart Devices: Is Your Device Smarter than You?

[ VIDEO ]

Time, Date, and Location: 10:30 a.m. - Noon, Thursday, March 12, BCH 125

This presentation will highlight the latest innovations in education technology including smart phones, tablets, wearables, smart gadgets/tools and the impact on teaching, learning, and workforce development. Educators will participate as product reviewers in determining the value and possible opportunities of emerging technologies in increasing engagement, creativity, retention, and student outcomes.


~ Lightning Round

Presenters: EdTech Students; Missouri S&T

Track(s): N/A

Time, Date, and Location:

12:00 - 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 121

11:15 a.m. - Noon, Friday, March 13, BCH 121 (Encore Presentation)

Each presenter will speak for no more than five minutes. This will provide the audience members with a brief overview of six programs that are intended to make our daily lives easier.  The best part of this presentation...? All of these programs are absolutely FREE!   


~ Smashing Ideas: Tools to Remix Media and Encourage Critical Reflection

[ VIDEO ]

Presenter: Keeta Holmes - Instructional Designer; Assistant Director of Center for Teaching and Learning; University of Missouri-St. Louis   

Tags: interactive activity; blended learning; undergraduate research presentation tool; assessments; creative tool

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time, Date, and Location: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 115

Through a variety of hands-on activities and showcase of examples, explore and use ThingLink, an interactive image and video platform and discuss how teachers and students can enrich images, research posters, infographics, maps, and more with rich media. Create examples of student portfolios, annotated research posters, interactive and mobile slideshows and image books, interactive manuals and more for traditional and online courses. Lastly, we’ll explore ThingLink channels to organize, share, and curate ThingLinks into one protected, education- and mobile-friendly environment that can live within or outside of your learning management system.


~ There’s an App for That: Maximizing the Presence of Smart Phones in the Classroom

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Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Northcut - Associate Professor of English and Technical Communication; Missouri S&T

Tags: smart phone apps as sites of inquiry; evaluation of mobile apps; usability testing; accessibility; student engagement

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time, Date, and Location: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 120

This session will describe an adjustment to curriculum that enables students to use smart phone apps as a site of technical and rhetorical inquiry. Rather than being told to put their phones away, students now conduct usability testing on smart phone apps in order to develop critical evaluation skills, critical thinking, and technological literacy. User-based testing helps students collect data, and students use the data they collect and analyze to develop recommendations for improvements in the apps. In this way, engineering students gain experience in several skills: collecting data for criterion-referenced evaluation; developing reports based on data; and presenting technical information for an audience of both experts and non-experts.


~ Get Going with Google

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Presenter: Brenda Spurgeon - Instructional Technology Facilitator; Rolla Public Schools

Tags: Google, assessment

Audience: K-12 Education

Time, Date, and Location: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 121

Google Apps are transforming classrooms.  Learn tips and tricks for effectively using Google Docs, Forms, Slides, Draw, and more with students.  Numerous helpful add-ons will be demonstrated for classroom use.


~ Gigapan in the Classroom: Stitching Learning and Panoramas Together

[ VIDEO ] [ PDF ] [ PowerPoint ]

Presenters:
    
Dr. John Hogan - Associate Professor of Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering; Missouri S&T
     Dr. Jeff Schramm - Associate Professor of History and Political Science; Missouri S&T

Tags: technology in teaching; panorama visualization; Gigapan; directed exploration; self-guided exploration

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 124

High resolution panoramic images provide an opportunity for immersive remote visual exploration of diverse subjects with digital devices. Robotic camera mounts and photographic stitching software (e.g., see Gigapan.com) are used to create seamless wide-sweeping views of subjects at many scales, from landscapes and cityscapes to mineral grains and bugs. These images can be viewed in their entirety on the screen or zoomed-in to a particular location of interest without significant loss of resolution. Examples of how prized specimens and remote locations both can be safely integrated into the classroom and the laboratory as directed and self-directed learning exercises will be presented.


~ Gamification in Online Learning: History of Science for Engineers

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Presenters:
    
Dr. Kathleen L. Sheppard - Assistant Professor of History and Political Science; Missouri S&T
     John Stewart - Instructor of History of Science; University of Oklahoma

Tags: online course; gamification; new course design; humanities for engineers

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 125

To combat high dropout rates and low motivation for online courses, and thanks to a generous eFellows grant from Missouri S&T, we have developed a self-paced, gamified course using an online educational program called 3dgamelab. Our goal for the Fall 2014 semester was to move a well-liked history of science course at Missouri S&T from a face-to-face lecture and discussion to an online format, for the purposes of long-distance teaching and learning.  According to online education experts Joey Lee and Jessica Hammer, “gamification...attempts to harness the motivational power of games and apply it to real-world problems,” such as the motivational and engagement problems encountered by online courses (Lee and Hammer 2011, 1).  In order to deal with the problems of expectations between students and instructors in motivation for online courses, Lee and Hammer propose adding options such as level completion badges, leader boards, activity experience points (XP), and more as game components.   We proposed a similar model.  Within 3dgamelab, we allowed students a “choose-your-own-adventure” format. Each student worked their way through a number of different topic options for the course, earning experience points and “leveling-up” on their way to various thresholds tied to traditional letter grades. Clear tasks and immediate rewards further contributed to a transparent motivational system as compared to traditional grading (Ibid., 3).


~ Hook, Line….. Sink? Did We Catch the Millenials?: Lessons learned from Implementing an iPad Program.

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Presenters:
     Jenna Kammer - Instructional Designer; College of Arts & Sciences; University of Missouri-Columbia
     Cathryn Friel - Instructional Designer; College of Arts & Sciences; University of Missouri-Columbia 

Tags: iPads, program implementation, lessons learned

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 115

In this presentation, instructional designers will share the lessons learned from an iPad program within the College of Arts and Science at the University of Missouri. Presenters will share the different ways iPads were used in A&S classrooms, as well as tips and tricks for managing the devices. Initial results from the program indicate that iPads had a positive impact on expanding the classroom experience, as well as providing students with tools to which they may not have previously had access.


~ Big Data's Potential for Higher Education

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Presenter: Dr. Leo Hirner - Director of Distance Education Services; Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City

Tags: analytics; big data; at-risk; student success

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 120

The session will introduce the emerging topics of “Big Data” and predictive analytic with an exploration of how big data can be applied in higher education to improve student persistence and outcomes.  There will be a discussion about the preliminary implementation/findings at MCC, and a preview of future tools that will help with the assessment of technologies and their impact on student learning.


~ Talk to Me! Blending and Flipping the Foreign Language Classroom to Increase Student Participation

[ VIDEO ]

Presenter: Dr. Audra Merfeld-Langston - Associate Professor of Arts, Language (French), and Philosophy; Missouri S&T

Tags: blended learning; flipped classroom; foreign language learning; second language acquisition; student participation; course design

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time, Date, and Location: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 121

This session will present methods for blending and flipping a foreign language course with the goal of increasing student participation during class time, thereby improving students’ ability to verbally communicate and to work collaboratively. Although it will focus on the example of a second-semester French course, the methodologies are applicable to many other areas of study. Discussion topics will focus on integrating technological components including instructor videos, YouTube videos, VoiceThread, TED-Ed, and more.


~ The Plagiarist's Dilemma: Game Theory and Academic Integrity

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Presenters:
    
Razmus Kerwin - Instructional Developer; Missouri S&T
     Malcolm Hays - Instructional Developer; Missouri S&T

Tags: plagiarism; cheating; student behavior; academic integrity

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 124

The plagiarist's dilemma is a variation of the more famous prisoner's dilemma. In both cases, the perpetrators of certain behaviors are faced with a choice which involves analyzing the costs and benefits of their decision. Students must choose between acting with integrity or acting dishonorably and engaging in plagiarism (or other cheating behavior). When multiple students in a course are analyzed, the matrix that evolves is similar to the prisoner's dilemma matrix. Razmus and Malcolm will discuss cheating behaviors, the cost/benefit analysis of engaging in these behaviors from the student perspective, and how instructors can mitigate some of these behaviors.


~ BioBuilder - Bringing Science and Technology problem solving into the K-12 and undergraduate classroom

[ VIDEO ]

Presenter: Dr. Dave Westenberg - Associate Professor of Biological Sciences; Missouri S&T

Tags: STEM; synthetic biology; hands-on laboratory; design projects; curriculum development

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

Time, Date, and Location: 2:20 - 3:20 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 125

Synthetic biology is a growing field that links the disciplines of biology, engineering, mathematics and computer science.  From an educational perspective, synthetic biology provides an opportunity for students to imagine and design their own solutions to global problems.  The BioBuilder program was developed to introduce K-12 students to the concepts of synthetic biology through engaging hands on laboratory activities and design projects.  In this session we will introduce participants to the exciting world of synthetic biology through a sample BioBuilder activity and discussion of how BioBuilder can be integrated into the curriculum.


~ Teaching with Microsoft OneNote and a Variety of Tablets

[ VIDEO ]

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

Tags: Microsoft OneNote; tablet; stylus; BYOD

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time, Date, and Location: 3:40 - 4:40 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 115

Are you looking for an easy way to create and share notes, handwritten solutions, and critiques with your students? How about a paperless way for them to collaborate and submit assignments? This presentation will explore the use of Microsoft OneNote on a number of devices, including iPad, Surface Pro, Nexus, and Cintiq.


~ PREMIER SPONSOR: Instructure Canvas

Presenters: Instructure Canvas representatives

Tags: Learning Management Systems, building awesomeness

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 3:40 - 4:40 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 120


~ Interactivity and Intervention: Calculus Redesign at Missouri S&T

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Presenter: Paul Runnion - Assistant Teaching Professor of Mathematics & Statistics; Missouri S&T

Tags: student success; course redesign; nontraditional assessment

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 3:40 - 4:40 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 121

In August 2013, the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Missouri University of Science and Technology was asked to redesign our large enrollment three-semester calculus sequence.  Two core components of our redesign are enhanced interactive labs and a new intensive intervention program for underprepared students.  This talk will give an overview of these core components and the current status of the four-year redesign initiative, which is being funded by the campus and the University of Missouri System.


~ Prevent School Failure - Respond, Relate, Refocus

[ VIDEO ]

Presenter: Dr. Diane Metz - St. Louis Community Education Advocate

Tags: decrease discipline; challenges; school culture; classroom management; increased instructional time; high achieving classroom; improve student focus

Audience: K-12 Education

Time, Date, and Location: 3:40 - 4:40 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 124

Do you have students who are off-task and running the classroom? Do you spend your teaching time dealing with discipline issues? This session will provide research-based strategies and techniques that will give you back time to teach without dealing with those low-level behaviors on a daily basis. Learn how to create a productive, happy and healthy learning environment!

~ Student Expectations and Experiences in a Blended Engineering Class

[ VIDEO ]

Presenters:
    
Dr. Susan Murray - Professor of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering; Missouri S&T
     Julie Phelps - Instructional Designer; Missouri S&T

Tags: blended learning; student perceptions

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 3:40 - 4:40 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 125

A graduate Engineering Management class was redesigned as a 50-50 mix of traditional in-classroom learning and online learning. Our goal was to increase flexibility and meet varying students learning needs for examples and problem solving practice. The results of a pre- and post-surveys measuring students' expectations and experiences with the redesigned class will be presented.


~ VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS CENTER: Open House

[ VIDEO ]

Presenters:
     Ardith McComb - Video Communications Center Media Producer II; Missouri S&T
     Michelle Mehmert - Video Communications Center Media Producer II; Missouri S&T
     Rachel Robertson - Video Communications Center Media Producer I; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 3:40 - 4:40 p.m., Thursday, March 12, BCH 213

The Video Communications Center under the Global Learning department started out in 1985 with videotapes and satellite broadcast.  Since 1999 the VCC has been delivering the classroom experience over the Internet, for many Missouri S&T’s departments in the growing field of distance education.  With the use of Webex, the VCC can deliver real time online classes and provide archives to professional students in several formats.  See how this is achieved and how we use NCast with the VCC Open house in one of our seven studio classrooms Butler-Carlton 213.


FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2015


~ iEngage Students with iBeacons: Using iBeacons to Trigger Learning Events

Presenter: Dr. Michael Porterfield - Instructional Designer; University of Missouri-St. Louis

Tags: iBeacon; student engagement; mobile learning

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time, Date, and Location: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 13, BCH 115

iBeacons are Bluetooth devices that are placed in specific locations and when a user comes in proximity to the iBeacon with a compatible iOS device or operating system, the iBeacon triggers an action. Learn how instructors/learners can use iBeacons in the classroom or on campus to trigger learning events.  

Please bring your own iPhone or iPad with the Locly app already installed (http://bit.ly/loclyapp) to experience and test an iBeacon yourself.


~ Building Expectations - Targeting Student Learning By Using Auxiliary Online Teaching and Learning Materials

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Presenters:
    
Dr. Harriette L. Spiegel - Instructional Designer; Adjunct Instructor; University of Tennessee-Martin
     Tara Tansil-Gentry - Instructor of Health and Human Performance; University of Tennessee-Martin
     Dr. Donald Shaw - Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences; University of Tennessee-Martin

Tags: educational technology; auxiliary teaching; online learning materials; student expectations; mobile access

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 13, BCH 120

To help the educator select from the overwhelming number of choices in the area of auxiliary online educational resources, this presentation will describe both best practice strategies and a process used to incorporate auxiliary online teaching and learning materials into coursework in both face-to-face and online classes in higher education. Students expect to be guided in their learning, and the world of online auxiliary teaching and learning materials has caught up with this expectation, providing effective tools for enhancing instruction and learning. This session will present clear guidelines and strategies for using auxiliary online materials that can be generalized to teaching and learning at all levels, helping educators shape the expectations that students develop as they are exposed to these materials. The presentation will highlight implications for student learning, especially in STEM-related courses.


~ Addressing Academic Integrity Among Freshman Engineering 1100 Students

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Presenters:
    
Dr. Amber Henslee - Assistant Professor of Psychological Science; Missouri S&T
    
Dr. Susan Murray - Professor of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering; Missouri S&T

Tags: student perceptions; academic integrity; educational research symposium

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 13, BCH 121

Academic dishonesty is an increasing problem among undergraduate students (McCabe, Trevino, & Butterfield, 2001; Yeo, 2007). Furthermore, it appears more common among engineering students (Newstead, Franklyn-Stokes, & Armstead, 1996; McCabe, 1997) compared to other disciplines. Previous studies utilizing online tutorials to reduce incidents of plagiarism have demonstrated equivocal (Henslee, Goldsmith, Stone, & Kreuger, in press) to positive results (Belter & du Pre, 2009). We created an online tutorial incorporating video clips from various members of the S&T faulty, administration, and alumni. The tutorial addressed the importance of academic integrity as a student and a future engineer. We randomized students in Freshman Engineering 1100 (Study and Careers in Engineering) to either receive the tutorial or to be placed on a wait-list control and assessed them at three time points during the semester. Preliminary data analyses suggest a positive effect of the tutorial on students’ understanding of academic integrity. Results will be discussed in light of a system-wide approach to addressing academic integrity at S&T.


~ Implementing Guided Group Activities to Improve Performance in College Algebra – Stage II

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Presenter: Kim Kinder - Assistant Teaching Professor of Mathematics & Statistics; Missouri S&T

Tags: educational research symposium

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 13, BCH 121

The Math 1220 (5 hour College Algebra) course has been a course where a significant number of students have not been successful. During the Fall 2014 term I repeated an experiment similar to a project during the Fall of 2013. I performed a second quasi-experiment to determine if changing the method of instruction will have an effect on student success in terms of course completion and final grades. The instructional intervention from the fall of 2013 showed promising results, and I wanted to collect and analyze data to compare the results.


~ Building a Self-Service Business Intelligence (SSBI) System for Strategic Decision-Making

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Presenters:
    
Dr. Oyebanjo Lajubutu - Director of Institutional Research and Assessment; Missouri S&T
    
Jerry Hammons - Institutional Research Associate; Office of Institutional Research and Assessment; Missouri S&T

Tags: institutional data; intelligence analytics; self-service business intelligence; SSBI; strategic decision making

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 13, BCH 124

To improve the performance of their institutions, institutional researchers and academic leaders routinely sift through large amounts of overwhelming data from disparate sources seeking to identify correlations, patterns, and trends.  Available large-scale data, however, are not always the “right” data.  This presentation shows the transformation of institutional data to intelligence analytics and applied informatics using self-service business intelligence (SSBI) system.  SSBI enables end users access to critical business intelligence reports and analytics useful for strategic decision making.


~ Student Accountability through Self and Peer Assessment

[ VIDEO ]

Presenter: Amy Skyles - Instructional Designer; Missouri S&T

Tags: assessment; student success; course design; group work; student expectations

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time, Date, and Location: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 13, BCH 125

Self and peer assessment is a great way to hold students accountable and set the expectations for group interaction and participation in a course. When done anonymously, this type of formative assessment can allow students to voice concerns about group members without creating tension within the group. This session will showcase one method for conducting a simple self and peer assessment using an online tool for data collection and analysis.


~ Central State Blackboard Users Group (CSBUG)

Presenters: Blackboard representatives

Tags: learning management systems

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Friday, March 13, BCH 115

Blackboard users from Missouri and surrounding states meet to discuss issues related to Blackboard Learn and other LMS concerns.


~ Building Expectations in a Circuit Analysis Class

[ VIDEO ]

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

Tags: student engagement

Audience: Higher Education; K-12 Education

Time, Date, and Location: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Friday, March 13, BCH 120

Building expectation is an important objective for any class to secure student engagement. 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.


~ Development of a Conceptualized Guided Coding for Finite Element Methods

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Presenter: Dr. Xiaoming He - Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Statistics; Missouri S&T

Tags: conceptualized guided coding; finite element methods; educational research symposium

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Friday, March 13, BCH 121

Traditional finite element courses usually focus on either mathematical theory without enough implementation instructions or engineering applications with existing software. However, the capability to implement finite elements to form a new package or modify open-source packages based on a thorough understanding of finite elements is critical for the career of many students in engineering and applied mathematics but missed in the traditional courses. We will discuss a new guided coding which is systematically constructed based on the concepts in the lectures so that the students can form their own code packages or modify open-source code packages.


~ Assessment of Textbook-Free Courses in the Biochemical Engineering Field as Vehicles for Lifelong Learning

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Presenter: Dr. Daniel Forciniti - Professor of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering; Missouri S&T

Tags: educational research symposium

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Friday, March 13, BCH 121

The purpose of this project was to investigate the effect of using alternative ways to deliver content in place of textbooks on the ability of the students to become lifelong learners.

The author has been teaching a bioseparations course without a textbook for over ten years. The author’s motivation for not using a textbook in bioseparations (and currently also in a bioreactors class) is that textbooks in biochemical engineering are of little use because of the dynamics of the field. There are no indications, in the students’ comments, that the lack of a textbook is a major hurdle in this bioseparations class. There were, however, some indications that some students feel “fragile” without a textbook. The effect of the absence of a textbook on lifelong learning and the inclusion of specific activities aimed at facilitating lifelong learning have not been explored. This is addressed in this paper.

Short term results were obtained by comparing the results of a survey administered to students who took the sequence bioseparations/bioseparations lab/bioreactors. Students’ opinions about (1) the effect of the absence of a textbook on their development as lifelong learners, and (2) the significance of the initiatives introduced in the classes as lifelong learning incentives were requested as part of the end of the semester teaching effectiveness survey. In addition, surveys aimed at determining the epistemological beliefs of sophomore and senior students and their relationship to students’ responses to textbook free environments were conducted.


~ Overcoming Barriers to Educational Technology Adoption

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Presenter: Dr. Patricia Reid - Manager of Innovations in Technology and Learning; Purdue University

Tags: adopting technology; adoption strategies; Roger's theories

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Friday, March 13, BCH 124

In this presentation we will review the categories and types of barriers that faculty face in adopting technologies. As a group we will identify those we feel we can influence or control. We will then brainstorm on strategies we can use. We will end with a review of Roger’s theories on the stages of adoption and how this may impact our plans.


~ Interactions in Online Courses and Student Academic Success

Presenter: Dr. Deborah Taylor - Professor of Biological Sciences; Kansas City Kansas Community College

Tags: student academic success; teaching presence; online learning; interactions; best practices online

Audience: Higher Education

Time, Date, and Location: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., Friday, March 13, BCH 125

In this presentation Dr. Taylor will share findings from her doctoral research in which she examined the relationship between different types of online course interactions and student academic success.  This study analyzed LMS tracking data retrieved from 200 fully online, full semester classes at a community college in order to determine if some interactions in the first two weeks in online courses promote student success better than others.  While further study is warranted, some suggestions for developing and delivering courses to promote student academic success will be shared.


CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Jeff Schramm - Associate Professor of History and Political Science; Missouri S&T

~ MOOC’s, LMS, ELI, PRR, CB&Q and EMD: What the history of technology can teach us about the future of higher education.

[ VIDEO ]

Time, Date, and Location: Noon - 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 13, BCH 125

Disruption! Online courses! MOOCs! It seems everywhere we turn there is someone talking about how technology is going to fundamentally change education. This presentation uses examples from the history of technology to get at some fundamental principles of technological change. Then we will examine how with our new understanding of the process of technological change, we can use these principles to make, or re-make, the future of technology and education.