Schedule | Program of Events

College of Business - FAU Boca Raton CampusFAU’s Boca Raton Campus (click here for the campus map) will host the next Teaching with Technology Showcase on Saturday, April 9, 2016 in the College of Business building.

The following is the schedule of events: 




Welcome & Registration

Time Room Presentation
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Sean Stein Pavilion
(Lobby Area)

Registration & Check-In
Note: Breakfast will be served.

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. BU-120

Welcome remarks by:

Keynote - Internet of Things
Jason Hallstrom, Ph.D.
Florida Atlantic University | College of Engineering and Computer Science

Jason Hallstrom is a Professor in FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (ISENSE). ISENSE is an interdisciplinary research hub that tackles grand
challenge problems through novel hardware, software, and ideas.

Dr. Hallstrom develops small wireless sensing devices, ranging in size from a dime to a matchbox, that collect information about the environment and transmit it to cloud-based computing systems that store, analyze, and present that information to educators, researchers, and decision-makers.

Applied sensing and the emerging “Internet of Things” provide endless possibilities for making the ‘invisible’ visible, both in the small and in the large. Technologies are being developed for a broad spectrum of applications and uses, ranging from monitoring physiological changes in senior patients to support aging in place, to mitigating natural and manmade disasters, such as hurricanes and biological threats. Emergency management decisions can be optimized to quickly commit personnel and resources to where they are needed most.

Dr. Hallstrom’s research is supported by the National Science Foundation. He is working on the next generation of his water monitoring device, "Eiffel," to illustrate how this unique device can capture a birds-eye-view of Florida and beyond. He continues to lead technology development efforts for Clemson University’s Intelligent
River® enterprise.



First Group Sessions (45 Minutes Presentations)

Time Room Presentation
9:15 - 10:00 a.m. BU-104

Two Technologies for Improving Interaction and Learning
Marcy Krugel
Florida Atlantic University | College of Business

This presentation demonstrates the use of Skype for Business and USeeU to meet the online teaching and face-to-face challenges of working one-on-one with students and assigning presentations with peer and self-review.

9:15 - 10:00 a.m. BU-109

Increasing Accessibility Through the Use of Assistive Technology
Stuart Buckley
Florida Atlantic University | Student Accessibility Services

This presentation examines the assistive technology tool solutions available to persons with disabilities, including screen readers, magnifiers and reading software, and alternative input devices.

9:15 - 10:00 a.m. BU-112

Lectures in Motion
Debra Weiss, D.O.
Florida Atlantic University | College of Medicine - Integrated Medical Science Department

This demonstration of visual movement during a presentation will address such issues as whether movement is engaging or distracting and how to keep millennials’ attention in the classroom.

9:15 - 10:00 a.m. BU-120

Student Panel
Panel Session - Moderator: Alberto Fernandez, Ph.D.
Florida Atlantic University | Office of Information Technology

A panel of FAU faculty and students will share their experiences, offer suggestions, and interact with the audience about the current state of technology in the classroom, its role in the student learning experience, and how it can be improved.

Second Group Sessions (30 Minutes Presentations)

Time Room Presentation
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. BU-104

On-Demand Composition: Creating and Evaluating Short, Rapid-Response Writing Assignments for Mobile Devices
Craig Rinne, Ph.D.
Florida Atlantic University | College of Business

In the mobile era, the short, quickly composed message dominates, and immediate response to written messages is often crucial in a business context. This presentation explores the advantages and disadvantages of a mobile application for teaching writing, particularly business-oriented, time-sensitive messages. Examples of assignments and FAU student responses will be included.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. BU-109

Accessibility in an Online Environment - From a Learner’s Perspective
Michael Huet, Judy Somers, and Brian Tighe
Florida Atlantic University | Center for eLearning
Tracy Hill, Master’s Student

Florida Atlantic University | College of Education

The Center for eLearning showcases the online course experience from a visually impaired student’s perspective. The student will join the presenters to demonstrate the use of equipment and tools to access and navigate online courses.  Suggestions will be offered to instructors on how to improve course interaction for all students.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. BU-112

Simple as Click-2-3: Classroom Engagement with Padlet
Rachael Neu, Lauri Rebar
Florida Atlantic University | Libraries

This presentation explores Padlet, a free, easy-to-use online collaborative whiteboard that instructors of all levels can use to increase engagement and active learning in the classroom. Padlets are created by one person, who sets the rights, defines the privacy levels and layout, and provides editing rights to others. Content can be exported in a variety of formats and ways.

10:15 - 10:45 a.m. BU-120

Extreme Make-Over: Blackboard Edition
Connie Weber, Senior Customer Service Advocate

Features and functions in Blackboard evolve constantly, but many of us are not aware of these changes. Blackboard is here and now in 2016, but our courses may still be in 2012. Blackboard Senior Customer Service Advocate Connie Weber will share six features and resources you can use today to enhance the Blackboard experience for you and your students.  Find out more about the resources you already use and learn about the many others you can start exploring.

Third Group Session (30 Minutes Presentations)

Time Room Presentation
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. BU-104

Teachnology: Teaching Technology Across the Curriculum
Mary Schindlbeck, Ph.D., and Jonathan Sweet
Florida Atlantic University | College of Business

This presentation demonstrate how instructors can integrate effective technology tools across courses to encourage knowledge transfer from previous courses as well as improve retention and skill levels in those courses. This session is aimed at faculty who want to introduce technology into their courses to improve comprehension and also eliminate time-consuming by-hand exercises.

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. BU-109

Introducing the FAU Accessible Format Materials Portal
Stuart Buckley
Florida Atlantic University | Student Accessibility Services

Attendees will learn how to utilize the recently launched FAU Accessible Format Materials Portal to create accessible alternative format materials not only to improve accessibility for students with disabilities but also to benefit students with different preferences for learning.

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. BU-112

Collaborating with Owl Apps
Kathleen McPherson, and Michael Huet
Florida Atlantic University | Center for eLearning

Owl Apps is a free, secure, paperless way to organize and share documents and resources. Learn how to start using Owl Apps to foster student collaboration in group projects. Use Owl Apps to send meeting notes, even before your colleagues leave the room!

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. BU-120

Exploring Canvas
Dee Bohne, Senior Enterprise Director
Canvas by Instructure

Come see what makes Canvas the next generation digital learning environment.  Openness, interoperability, personalization, and a modern UI are just a few of the features that make Canvas the most usable and adaptable platform for teaching and learning.

Fourth Group Sessions (30 Minutes Presentations)

Time Room Presentation
11:45 - 12:15 p.m. BU-104

SurveyMonkey in the Classroom
Jesse Saginor, Ph.D.
Florida Atlantic University | College for Design and Social Inquiry - School of Urban & Regional Planning

SurveyMonkey enables students to use their phones to respond to in-class surveys. Student responses are used to drive course discussion. This methodology was used in a capital facility planning course to demonstrate public participation and build real-world planning scenarios, transforming lectures into practical participatory exercises.

11:45 - 12:15 p.m. BU-109

Empowering Rural Residents to Access Web-Based Patient Teaching Materials Using IPads
Lisa Wiese, Ph.D.
Florida Atlantic University | College of Nursing

This presentation shares lessons learned from the trial use of IPADS and laptops to support efforts to introduce teaching technology to older rural, minority residents in “The Glades,” Florida, following hypertension and cognitive screenings. Ideas for research and health assessment are explored.

11:45 - 12:15 p.m. BU-112

Let's Keep in Touch
Judy Somers, Mary Rotundo
Florida Atlantic University | Center for eLearning

Join us for a lively interactive session highlighting several ways to connect with your students. The presenters will share research on the importance of communication in your online courses. Participants will have the opportunity to engage using a variety of virtual communication tools and strategies. They will interact with peers to generate a listing of effective communication tools.

11:45 - 12:15 p.m. BU-120

Blogging 101: How to Effectively Incorporate Blogging Assignments in Online Courses
Jared Bucker, Ph.D.
Nova Southeastern University | Abraham S. Fischler School of Education

This presentation focuses on how simple blogging tools can enhance student participation in distance education courses. A practical tutorial will demonstrate effective use of blogs to deliver course content.

Closing Session

Time Room Presentation
12:15 - 12:30 p.m. Sean Stein Pavilion
(Lobby Area)

Vendor Time

12:30 - 2:00 p.m. Sean Stein Pavilion
(Lobby Area)

Lunch, Poster Sessions, & Raffle

Universal Design and Discussion Board Forums: Using Writing Strategies, Rubrics, and Rules to Help Students Structure Online Discussion Board Posts
Kristina Bielskus-Barone, Graduate Student/Adjunct
Florida Atlantic University | College of Education

This poster explores the use of embedded writing strategies and teacher expectations to support a universal design approach to discussion boards that scaffold responses. This approach is especially helpful to those with disabilities who often have difficulty in unstructured writing environments, but it can improve student responses across the board.

Using Simulations in a Capstone Course
Deborah Searcy, Ph.D.
Florida Atlantic University | College of Business

Incorporating simulations into a large, virtual capstone business administration course enables students to integrate the knowledge they have acquired across their coursework with practice working as a virtual team. In this integrative course, students explore a total organizational perspective, developing vital hands-on experience that helps them meet the challenges of managing a business in the real world.


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