ABSTRACTS - Room 115

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


A Textbook Author's Perspective on Affordable and Open Educational Resources


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

Audience: Higher Education

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

Having published class web sites for 20 years and a textbook for 10 years, Dr. Thomas would like to share a few observations.  Yes, there is a cost difference between these products, but they are also used by different audiences and in different ways.  As a quick comparison, his openly-available sites have been used by 620,000 people for a total of 66,000 hours.  During the same time period, the media for his and his co-author's textbook has been used by 50,000 people for 3.5 million hours.  During the presentation Dr. Thomas will consider differences in media, quality, maintenance, reliability, tracking, etc.

Prevent Cheating During Online Tests with Respondus® (Sponsored Session)


Presenter: Anna Desmond - Respondus, Inc

Audience: Higher Education

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

This session will include a demonstration of LockDown Browser and Respondus Monitor – the solution used by over 1,500 institutions to prevent cheating during online tests. LockDown Browser locks down the student’s computer during exams within the LMS, preventing access to other websites or applications. Respondus Monitor builds upon LockDown Browser by using a student's webcam and industry-leading video analytics to deter cheating in non-proctored exam settings. Respondus Monitor does more than flag suspicious behaviors - it ranks the overall exam session in terms of Low, Medium and High risk, enabling instructors to quickly identify those that require further scrutiny.

"Creative Video for Kids" as an Online Course

HANDS-ON SESSION (45 minutes)

Presenter: Victoria Hagni - Instructional Developer/Media Production Specialist; Missouri S&T

Audience: K-12 Education

Time and Location: 3:15 - 4:15 p.m.; Room 115

Having created hundreds of videos for faculty during her career at S&T, Miss Hagni invites K-12 teachers to participate in her launch of an online course for elementary and middle school aged students. Calling all creative minds, and those who believe in developing their students’ creativity, this course will focus on how to effectively craft a linear story and some of the foundational techniques for shooting video. During the presentation, Miss Hagni will show her first module of the course and then have participants try out their own storytelling techniques.