ABSTRACTS - Hands-on Workshops

NOTE: Hands-on Workshop sessions may last up to 1 hour 45 minutes (check the time in the listings below). Unless otherwise noted, workshops take place in Room 115 (computer lab).

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.

"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.