ABSTRACTS - Room 215

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


Teaching Generation Z in an Online Environment


Presenter:  Lauren Hays - Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology; University of Central Missouri

Audience: Higher Education

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

Born between 1997 and 2012, Generation Z is entering college. Researchers are identifying defining traits of this generation that have a direct impact on how they learn, study, and interact in an online environment. In this session, the presenter will highlight characteristics of Generation Z and provide practical examples of how to teach online courses for this generation.

Facilitating Learning with Instructional Media: When, Where, and Why


Presenter: Brad Mitchell - Media Production Coordinator for Course Design & Technology; University of Missouri-Columbia

Audience: Higher Education, K-12 Education

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

In this session we will discuss design strategies that facilitate learning and increase student engagement when working with instructional media and video. Our discussion will include research-based approaches, short examples and case studies, as well as group collaboration. You'll leave this session with an understanding of the best practices for creating instructional media regardless of your discipline.

Ensuring Engagement when using Adaptive Learning Platforms


Presenter: Dr. Leah Blakey - Associate Professor of History; Drury University

Audience: Higher Education

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

Adaptive learning resources are being hailed as the latest trend to ensure personalized learning in online courses, but where are the faculty if the computer software is creating the customized learning experience?  Accrediting agencies require faculty have substantive engagement with their students, and that students interact with each other in online classes.  This presentation looks at ways to pull the benefits of adaptive learning and instructor engagement together into a finely crafted online course that pleases students, accreditors, and higher education institutions alike.