ABSTRACTS - Room 120

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


Advancements in Online Grading


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.

360/VR Video: The Assessment Magical Mystery Tour


     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.

How Learning Works: Applying Cognitive Psychology to Course Assessments


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

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


     Dr. Jennifer Calito - University of Phoenix
     Dr. Michelle Susberry Hill - University of Phoenix
     Dr. Fortune Taylor - University of Phoenix
     Dr. Shanel Harris - University of Phoenix
     Dr. Jacques Alexandre - 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.

Controlling Your Message: Using Video Responses to Student Work


     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.