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

BY ROOM:   BY SESSION TYPE:
101   Standard Sessions (45-60 minutes per time slot)
115   Learning Stack Sessions (15-20 minutes each, 2 per time slot)
120   Hands-on Workshops (up to 1 hour 45 minutes)
121   Poster Sessions (takes place at 5 PM during Vendor Reception)
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125    
213    
215    
216    

NOTE:  Presentations will be posted here (if available) as soon as possible after the conference. Attendees will be notified via email when the majority of presentations are available.

Keynote Speaker ~


THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 2019

Lightning Round

LUNCH SESSION

Presenters: Instructional Design & Development Students - Missouri S&T

Time and Location: 11:30 - 12:15 p.m.; Room 124

Students working for Instructional Design & Development will demonstrate a few new apps or technologies that we have discovered recently. This will be a very high-level, informal discussion of the apps with a brief Q&A period after each demonstration. The best part of this presentation? All of these programs are absolutely FREE!


KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Claire Howell Major, Ph.D. - Professor of Higher Education; University of Alabama

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Time and Location: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., Room 125

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A Blueprint for Learning: Creating An Assessment Map of your Course

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Danna Wren - Director of Educational Technologies; University of Missouri-Columbia

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Room 101

Ever wondered if your tests really show what your students are learning or if your assessments align with your total course points or are testing at the right cognitive levels? This session will show you how to create a map for your course so that you can identify exactly what's being assessed and how.


Outcomes-based Assessment: Empowering Students through Reflective Practice

HANDS-ON SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Robin Grebing - Director of the Higher Education Leadership Program; Maryville University

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.; Room 115

Outcomes-based assessment teaches students to evaluate their learning by providing evidence they mastered the learning outcomes. Reflective practice is a method that empowers students to assess themselves, reflect on their growth as learners, and identify areas where they need further development.


Advancements in Online Grading

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Blake Thornton - Senior Lecturer in Mathematics; Washington University in St. Louis

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.; Room 120

Learn about best practices in online grading for large scale paper based assessments as well as homework and problem sets. Using a case study approach we will show how to provide richer feedback to students in half the time of traditional workflows.


Permission to Fail: Using Challenging Formative Assessments to Drive Engagement and Coach Students to Success

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenter: Mark Fabian - Director of Digital Learning; Evangel University

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.; Room 121

Low-stakes does not have to be low-impact! Formative assessments can be used to challenge students and provide a safe place for them to try and fail, and then learn and try again. This session will demonstrate strategies for using high-impact, low-stakes formative assessments to facilitate coaching and learning.


Impact of Exposure to Broad Engineering on Student Perceptions

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenter: Kellie Grasman - Lecturer in Engineering Management & Systems Engineering; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Room 121

How does exposure to “Broad Engineering” perspectives impact student values and attitudes? Can an online service course that reaches 400+ students each year encourage motivation and persistence in engineering? Find out if one course, utilizing only open educational resources (OERs), can made a difference.


Lessons Learned: Changing from a Traditional Classroom Format to a Blended Format – Architectural Engineering – Building Lighting Systems

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Stuart Baur - Associate Professor of Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Room 124

In 2017, Dr. Baur was awarded an eFellows grant to redesign the building lighting systems course into a blended format that combined a combination of in-class meetings with on-line course materials throughout the course of one week. In this particular case the course went from a traditional three in-class lectures a week to two lectures and one on-line session a week. Dr. Baur will share some of the lessons learned from this experience and what techniques he has employed to make the transition that have shown promise in student success and retention.


Getting to Know You: Using Video and Audio Assessment to Build Online Communities

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Amy Peach - Assistant Professor of Educational Technology & Chair of Integrated School Library/Media; Lindenwood University

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m.; Room 124

Video and audio features in learning management systems have made creating a community of online learners a reality for many schools. This session will explore some ways these tools can be leveraged to learn more about your students as individual learners and to help them find support among their colleagues no matter where they live.


How to Find, Evaluate, and Customize OER (Open Educational Resources)

HANDS-ON SESSION (1 hour 45 minutes)

Presenter: Grace Atkins - Outreach & Open Education Librarian; University of Missouri Libraries

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 2:15 p.m., Room 213

Open Educational Resources are an accessible and equitable alternative to traditional instructional materials and allow for creative new ways of teaching and learning. Learn about how to successfully incorporate OER into your teaching, and how to assess the benefits for you and your students. Attendees who go on to write a short review for the Open Textbook Network faculty review program are eligible to receive a $250 stipend from the UM System’s Affordable and Open Educational Resources initiative.


The Design of Digital Fluency Learning Experience for First-Year Students in Higher Education

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters:
     Diane Richmond - Director of Learning Technologies; Truman State University
     Janet Romine - Associate Dean of Research & Instruction; Truman State University
     Jingrong Pearl Xie - Department of Special Education; University of Kansas

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Room 215

As digital fluency plays such an important role in both work and life, scholars argue that faculty should increase their use of technology and model the use of technology in class, including designing activities and assignments for students to use technology (Thomas & Cooper, 2000; Thieman, 2008).

In the fall of 2018, Truman State University piloted a new course designed to introduce the Liberal Arts to first-year students and create a common experience that included digital fluency learning outcomes. This session will cover what digital fluency assignments worked and what will need to be improved as Truman prepares to scale up this first-year experience to all incoming students in the fall of 2019.


Assessing, Designing, Teaching, and Assessing again: Putting a Writing Program Online

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters: 
     Alex Wulff - Director of Writing and Multimodal Communication; Maryville University
     Christina Branson - Adjunct Instructor of Composition; Maryville University
     Adam Valencic - Adjunct Instructor of English; Maryville University
    
Meredith McDonough - Maryville University

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., Room 216

We would like to present on the programmatic and instructional assessments that have helped us design, revise, and teach a new online composition sequence. We will talk about some needs assessments that helped design the course as well as formative and summative assessments within the course.


Practical Approaches to Engaging Students in their Learning and Success

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

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

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m., Room 101

Practical approaches will be discussed on how to incorporate active learning strategies in order to provide a more meaningful and deeper learning experience for students. Such strategies have been used in teaching fundamental engineering courses and could be extended to other disciplines. Hands on activities will be demonstrated to provide the audiences with the real experiences of active learning strategies.


Web 2.0 Tools - Assessing Students in the Digital Age

HANDS-ON SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Samantha Boyer - Music Educator; Vineland Elementary

Audience: K-12 Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m.; Room 115

Tired of the old paper and pencil test or do you want to try your hand at technology? Look no further than this presentation. Here you will find technology tools to spice up your assessment toolbox, as well as engage and entertain your students at the same time. These Web 2.0 tools will bring you into the digital age of learning and allow you to continue to assess the growth and knowledge of your students.


360/VR Video: The Assessment Magical Mystery Tour

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters: 
     Kathleen Beardsell - Learning Designer of Adult and Online Education; Maryville University
     Michelle Ehlert - Senior Learning Designer of Adult & Online Education; Maryville University
     Thomas James - Video Production Manager & Designer of Adult & Online Education; Maryville University

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m., Room 120

Technology gives us the ability to move beyond 2D video and static images with the use of 360/VR video to deliver content in innovative formats. Our session will provide examples and show the capabilities of this technology to enhance the student learning experience. Research on effective assessment strategies to measure 360/VR video learning will be shared, along with applications of 360/VR video as an assessment tool.


Assessment and Evaluation Practices in Faculty Assessment

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Natalie Bolton - Associate Professor of Education Sciences & Professional Programs; University of Missouri-St. Louis

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m., Room 121

Regulatory, accreditation, and funding agencies require higher education programs to demonstrate that their students have mastered program outcomes and have proven their effectiveness. In order to meet the needs of agencies and more importantly, students, assessment practices that have a positive impact on student learning success will be discussed. Specifically, assessment practices will be addressed that best allow students in higher education programs to know they have mastered course and program outcomes, in addition to instructional decisions that faculty should make in order for students to learn to what degree they have mastered course and program outcomes.


The Benefits of Using VoiceThread in the Foreign Language Classroom: A Multipurpose Approach

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. M. Emilia Barbosa - Assistant Professor of Arts, Language (Spanish), and Philosophy; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m., Room 124

Dr. M. Emilia Barbosa will introduce the audience to VoiceThread and then will proceed to demonstrate how she uses it in the Spanish classroom at different levels and for different courses. She will be focusing on the benefits it brings to the learning experience while also mentioning some of the common practices that students engage in and some pitfalls. Dr. Barbosa will present her grading rubric for VoiceThread assignments and explain how she assesses the students’ work and how she judges their progress over a series of VoiceThread entries throughout the semester.


Outcomes-Based Grading

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Christopher A. Gearin - Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership; Maryville University

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m., Room 124

The presentation will discuss an outcomes-based grading model. As designed, all activities and assignments build a foundation for the learning outcomes of the course and the program. At the midpoint and at the end of the course, students assign themselves a grade on assignments completed up to that point using evidence from class performance and contribution, application of course content in a professional setting, and personal growth to show they met the outcomes.


Assessment in Higher Education: LMS Collection Methods and Reporting

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. James Hutson - Assistant Dean of Online & Graduate Programs; School of Arts, Media and Communications; Lindenwood University

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m., Room 215

This session will outline the current strategies being used to collect and report on assessment data in the School of Arts, Media, and Communications at Lindenwood University. With a range of programs that include the Performing and Fine Arts, Art and Design, and Communications, the school has developed strategies to maximize resources and make assessment data collection and reporting manageable and largely automated. Leveraging the capabilities of your university’s Learning Management System (LMS) to assist with data collection can also ease the burden many programs face with different requirements, including state and federal guidelines and benchmarks.


Providing Meaningful Assessment Feedback

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Tori Reany - Instructional Designer; Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

Time and Location: 1:15 - 2:00 p.m., Room 216

Providing feedback can be time-consuming, and it is often difficult to gauge whether students have benefited from your comments and suggestions. Feedback should be a continued learning experience for your students, letting them know not only what they have done wrong, but also what they have done right and steps they can take to improve. This presentation will provide valuable strategies for providing feedback that is meaningful and time saving approaches for doing so.


Cell Phones as Assessment Tools: Not a Classroom Distraction

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters:
     Dr. Karen Johnson - University of Phoenix
     Dr. Medgar Roberts - University of Phoenix
     Dr. Mary Stout - University of Phoenix
     Dr. Michelle Susberry Hill - University of Phoenix
     Dr. Lisa Wells - University of Phoenix

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m., Room 101

Educators are beginning to take advantage of students having their cell phones in class by using them as the technology tool for many activities, including assessments. Our team of researchers and educators will share the experiences of not only the team members, but those of others we have identified and gathered information from in our research efforts. Tools such as Google Classroom’s assessments, Kahoot, Achieve3000; Flocabulary; Nearpod and Brain Pop will be discussed, as well as potential for standardized testing, either throughout the school or beyond.


A Scaffolded Approach to Assessment by Peer Review: From Rubrics to Scientific Peer Review

HANDS-ON SESSION (1 hour 45 minutes)

Presenters:
     Dr. Rainer Glaser - Professor and Chair of Chemistry; Missouri S&T
     Joseph Shell - Graduate Student; University of Missouri-Columbia
     Kaidi Yang - Graduate Student; University of Missouri-Columbia

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 4:00 p.m., Room 115

Participants in this workshop will learn about a student-centered, writing-intensive and scaffolded approach to integrate micro- and macroethical aspects of science into upper-division chemistry curricula. Participants will actively engage in conversations about theme selection, begin collecting topic sources, learn about scaffolding strategies, and practice the adaptation of assignments and assessment devices. In line with the TLT theme, this workshop will focus on a scaffolded approach to assessment by peer review, which covers a broad range of methods from detailed rubrics all the way to scientific peer review.


How Learning Works: Applying Cognitive Psychology to Course Assessments

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Jennifer McKanry - Instructional Designer; Center for Teaching and Learning; University of Missouri-St. Louis

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m., Room 120

This session will cover time management strategies to help you be efficient and effective so you can focus your efforts on the quality of feedback and attention you give your students. Tips discussed will include time saving strategies in Canvas, Outlook, and VoiceThread. Additional strategies will be discussed including utilization of peer review and self-reflection to help learners improve through learner-to-learner interaction.


Assessments that Elicit Learning Artistry: A Practical Guide to Design and Implementation

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Dave S. Knowlton - Professor & Graduate Program Director of Instructional Technology; Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m., Room 121

Assessment often is too closely tied to grading and credentialing. These ties undermine the opportunity for students to truly express themselves as learners. Assessments must be designed and implemented in ways that inspire students to enter the realm of creative expression and emerge as a true “learning artist.”


Assessment and Technology in a Newly-Designed Online Graduate Course: Technology as an Assessment Tool and Technology as the Content of Assessment

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Clair Kueny - Assistant Professor of Psychological Science; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m., Room 124

This presentation will briefly discuss two considerations related to assessing an online graduate course: what needs to be assessed, and how to assess. Everything about this course was technology related (due to its online nature) but the focus will be specifically on how technology can help with assessment (e.g., the use of Canvas quizzes and rubrics) as well as capturing students’ perceptions on how technology was used to enhance the course (e.g., the use of google hangouts for live office hours).


Effect of Emphasis on Student Performance

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Joshua P. Schlegel - Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator of Mining & Nuclear Engineering; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m., Room 124

This presentation will discuss how different weighting schemes for grades affect student performance on various activities. In NUC ENG 3221 (Reactor Fluid Mechanics) and NUC ENG 3223 (Reactor Heat Tranfser), students negotiate with each other to determine how the various assessments are weighted in their final grades. The students' performance on quizzes, homework, and exams is presented under two different weighting schemes.


Media Services Open House?

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: <TBD>

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m., Room 213

<TBD>


OER Remixed to Enhance Information Literacy

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Elizabeth Kamper - Instruction Librarian & Assistant Professor; Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m., Room 215

Library Faculty at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville are currently working with Information Technology Services to remix Open Educational Resources, which will be embedded into our freshman transition course. This Information Literacy Module will enhance IL skills of first-semester freshman and support in class discussion of academic research and scholarly communication.


Redesigning Higher Education

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Michelle Schwartze - Assistant Teaching Professor of Teacher Education & Certification; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 2:15 - 3:00 p.m., Room 215

During this presentation Dr. Schwartze will share with you some research she is currently conducting looking at how classroom design impacts active learning in a college classroom. She will also give some examples of what assessment might look like inside a 21 st century college classroom.


Use of Online Assessment to Improve Learning Outcomes

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Kelley Koob - Assistant Teaching Professor of Mathematics & Statistics; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m., Room 101

The use of online tools to assess learning for low risk homework assignments, labs, and quizzes will be explored. Professor Koob will discuss how using these tools improved learning outcomes, homework submission rates, and overall grades in her classes. She will cover many different formats of online assessment, from different textbook platforms, LMS’s, and online gaming apps.


It’s Not Beethoven Anymore: Opening New Territories for Assessments by Integrating Music

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters:
     Dr. Jennifer Calito - University of Phoenix
     Dr. Shaquanah Robinson - University of Phoenix
     Fortune Taylor - University of Phoenix
     Shanel Harris - University of Phoenix
     Dr. Jacques Alexendre - University of Phoenix

Audience: K-12 Education

Time and Location: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m., Room 120

This break-out session will include results from studies that focused on incorporation of technology integration with music as applied to the special education student population. Research has shown that incorporating different genres of music within K-12 classrooms has been utilized to increase students’ test scores. This session will engage participates in exploring how music can be applied in the classroom to positively affect assessment scores.


Some Reflections on Making Assessment Helpful in a Learning Process

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

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

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

Time and Location: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m., Room 121

Without a meaningful and well thought-out assessment we don’t know where we are in a teaching-learning prcess. Assessment provides a metric and more importantly an incentive to enhance and achieve success in the learning process. This presentation is about the mechanics and underlying dynamics of implementing a good assessment system in any learning context, in particular, as applied to here at Missouri S&T.


A Web-Based Solution for Grading Paper-Based Assessments and Surveys

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenters: 
     Dr. Nicolas A. Libre - Assistant Teaching Professor of Civil, Architectural, & Environmental Engineering; Missouri S&T
     Jeff Jennings - Instructional Designer; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m., Room 124

Grading students’ assessments or survey is typically a challenging and time-consuming task for instructors. In this session, a free web-based solution will be presented for grading paper based assessments and surveys that has been successfully used in different courses at Missouri S&amp;T. This web based app automatically grades the scanned test papers and provide instructors with data analytics such as grade distribution in the class, the correct response rate per question and performance of students in each course objectives. This educational tool enables instructors to get instantaneous feedback right after an assessment, detect the topics that students are struggling with.


Paleontology in a Nutshell: Towards New Interactive and User-Friendly Learning Approaches

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenters:
     Damián Cárdenas Loboguerrero - Graduate Student of Geology & Geophysics; Missouri S&T
     Dr. Francisa Oboh-Ikuenobe - Professor of Geology and Geophysics; Missouri S&T
     Jeff Jennings - Instructional Designer; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m., Room 124

Few universities have retained paleontology as either a core course or an elective course in their curricula. During the last five years, Missouri S&T has experienced a significant drop in Systematic Paleontology (GEO 3631) student enrollment. By offering this course in a blended format with a distance/online section, we will not only better engage on-campus students with the course content but also make paleontology available to students all over the world who do not have the opportunity for face-to-face instruction. Consequently, we are developing new interactive and student- centered approaches to improve how paleontological concepts are not only taught but also assessed.


Using Contemplative Inquiry for Deeper Learning

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: David McGraw - Licensed Professional Counselor; University of Missouri-St. Louis

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

Time and Location: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m., Room 215

Attendees will become participants in contemplative inquiry and learn a simple and easy to implement this practice themselves. Designed for all experience levels, this contemplative practice is offered as a method of formative assessment that also builds community in the classroom. Come ready to engage and learn by doing!


Using Active Learning Strategies in Large Classes

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters:
     Dr. Amardeep Kaur - Assistant Teaching Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering; Missouri S&T
     Dr. Christi P. Luks - Associate Teaching Professor of Chemical & Biochemical Engingineering; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

Time and Location: 3:15 - 4:00 p.m., Room 216

This session will include a demonstration and discussion on “How to use active-learning techniques/activities in large classes?”

Demonstration will include activities used in class sizes that vary between 50 and 170. Presenters are using these techniques in classes where the material covered is more advanced than the students’ knowledge. Students typically do not have sufficient technical background and find it difficult to assimilate the new material.


Using the Biointeractive Videos to Engage Students in Hypothesis Generation and Experimental Design

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

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

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

Time and Location: 4:15 - 5:00 p.m., Room 101

Attendees will be introduced to one of the episodes of the “I Contain Multitudes” YouTube series and associated activities available from Biointeractive. They will have a hands-on experience with new activities for active learning which use the video series to establish context and initiate hypothesis generation and testing.


What MATTERS? Motivate Achievement Through Technology, Engagement, Rigor, through Surveys

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters: 
     Dr. Janice Albers - Assistant Professor of Nursing; McKendree University
     Dr. Richelle Rennegarbe - Professor of Nursing; McKendree University

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

Time and Location: 4:15 - 5:00 p.m., Room 115 (Computer Lab)

Apply student, faculty, and course Survey (assessments and evaluations) results to Motivate Achievement Through Technology, Engagement, and Rigor. ‘What MATTERS’ to elevate the learning experience is a central focus of applying assessment, evaluations, and surveys to engage students through the Community of Inquiry. Join us as we explore deliberate and simple methods based in effective use of technology to determine, analyze, communicate, and apply ‘What MATTERS’ to create exceptional learning experiences resulting in heightened student retention and outcomes.


Controlling Your Message: Using Video Responses to Student Work

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters: 
     Dr. Jossalyn Larson - Assistant Teaching Professor of English & Technical Communication; Missouri S&T
     Dr. Daniel C. Reardon - Associate Professor of English & Technical Communication; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

Time and Location: 4:15 - 5:00 p.m., Room 120

In this session we will describe how creating video responses to student work allows instructors to control their response language to students. Participants will learn the ways vocal tonality and inflection can foster positive, encouraging feedback that isn’t always possible with written responses. Research also shows students respond positively to video delivery methods; video responses therefore may engage students more fully in the revision process.


The Metamorphosis of a Course: First Year Engineering for 1100+ Freshmen with 2 Faculty

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters: 
     Julie Phelps - Instructional Designer; Missouri S&T
     Dr. Douglas K. Ludlow - Professor of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering and Director of Freshman Engineering; Missouri S&T
     Dr. F. Scott Miller - Teaching Professor of Materials Science & Engineering; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 4:15 - 5:00 p.m., Room 121

Imagine this scenario: On top of full teaching loads and other departmental duties, two professors also share 20 class sections of a course - arranging guest speakers from over 15 departments, and tracking points for over 1100 engineering students who are completing numerous experiential assignments with varied due dates. Hear the story and the lessons learned of how two professors and an instructional design team transformed a traditional required introductory course into a quality online environment without compromising the learning or integrity of the course.


Evaluating the Impact of an Expanded Sophomore Design Curriculum for Aerospace Engineering Students

LEARNING STACK SESSION (15-20 minutes)

Presenters:
     Dr. Jillian Schmidt - Assistant Teaching Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Missouri S&T
     Dr. Warner Meeks - Assistant Teaching Professor of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering; Missouri S&T
     Dr. Hank Pernicka - Professor of Aerospace Engineering; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 4:15 - 5:00 p.m., Room 124

The aerospace engineering curriculum includes a series of discipline-specific design courses, a sophomore-level course covering aircraft design principles (AE 2780), and senior-level courses providing a choice of aircraft (AE 4780/4781) or spacecraft (AE 4790/4791) projects. An additional sophomore-level course in spacecraft design (AE 2790) was developed with the goals of increasing student motivation and persistence, helping students make informed choices regarding their upper-level coursework, and aiding students in professional development by exposing them to spacecraft design techniques that are applicable to internships and research. This project investigates the effects of AE2790 on student preparedness, course selection, motivation, and career aspirations.


Using Digital Badging for Hard and Professional Skill Proficiency

STANDARD SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Joan Schuman - Assistant Teaching Professor of Engineering Management & Systems Engineering; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 4:15 - 5:00 p.m., Room 124

In this session, the process of developing and awarding digital badges for student skill proficiency will be discussed. Digital badges were assigned through the university learning management system. The rational for the number and types skills assessed will also be explored, and the tools utilized for assessment of the different skill sets will be outlined.


Beyond Content Delivery: Promoting Student-centered and Design Thinking Using Educational Technologies

POSTER SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Ping Lieser - Instructor in Occupational Therapy; Washington University in St. Louis

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 5:00 - 5:45 p.m., Atrium

The purpose of this poster is to highlight instructional technology and a design thinking pedagogy through three research projects that focus on student-centered and creativity with technology-enhanced learning, online collaboration, blended course development, and e-learning and e-portfolio assessment.


Empirical Support for Making Engagement Matter, Normal, and Personal

POSTER SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters: 
     Dr. Tim Daugherty - Professor of Psychology; Missouri State University
     
Kristen N. Hoffner - Graduate Student; Missouri State University
     
Alexandra J. Light - Graduate Student; Missouri State University

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 5:00 - 5:45 p.m., Atrium

Through a mixed research design (experimental and correlational), we sought to explore the impact of grading contingencies, peer norms, and perceived collaborative bond on the learner’s active engagement. In both high-tech and low-tech course environments, learning may be facilitated by making engagement matter, normal, and personal.


Encountering St. Louis on a Bus - DNP Students Discover Social Determinants of Health

POSTER SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenters: 
     Paula Klump - Research Assistant at the College of Nursing; University of Missouri-St. Louis
     Dr. Annah Bender - Research Associate at the College of Nursing; University of Missouri-St. Louis
     Dr. Laura Kuensting - Associate Teaching Professor of Nursing; University of Missouri-St. Louis
     Dr. Natalie Murphy - Associate Teaching Professor of Nursing; University of Missouri-St. Louis
     Dr. Roberta Lavin - College of Nursing; University of Missouri-St. Louis

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 5:00 - 5:45 p.m., Atrium

The objective of this study was to ascertain whether graduate-entry nursing students felt more confident addressing certain health disparities among patients in the St. Louis metropolitan area following a guided bus tour of North St. Louis City and County.


Going Over Exams Without Taking Class Time

POSTER SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Dr. Christi Patton Luks - Associate Teaching Professor of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering; Missouri S&T

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 5:00 - 5:45 p.m., Atrium

It is always a difficult decision whether class time should be used to go over exams. After all, correcting misunderstandings is critical, but there are so few hours available! I will show you how I record videos and PDF solutions to my exams in one easy step using my tablet.


Time Saving Strategies that will Let You Focus on your students not your computer

POSTER SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Jennifer McKanry - Instructional Designer; University of Missouri-St. Louis

Audience: Higher Education

Time and Location: 5:00 - 5:45 p.m., Atrium

Wondering how you can design your course to best target how your students learn? This session will cover the basics of how learning works and best practice strategies for how to structure your class to take advantage of your students’ strengths. This session will review concepts from neuropsychology including the testing effect (retrieval practice), spacing effect (distributed learning), interleaved practice (mixed study, practice or review) and self-reflection.