Teaching with Technology Symposium



  • Registration is now open for the Oklahoma State University Teaching with Technology Symposium.

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    The OSU Teaching with technology Symposium will be held Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in Willard Hall. A charge of $10 will cover your registration fee and breakfast.


Detailed Session Information

Overview

Instructors at Oklahoma State University utilize a variety of technologies to instruct, engage, and evaluate their students in face-to-face classes as well as when teaching online. Mobile apps, student-response systems (Clickers), video recordings, even VR headsets and 3D printers are all used to make course content more relevant and help students learn about difficult concepts in new and exciting ways. This symposium will bring together OSU instructors who are effectively implementing technology-based solutions to enhance their classes, engage with a variety of instructional technologies, and obtain ideas for how they can implement similar solutions in their own classes. This event will focus on sharing evidence from personal experiences with instructional technology that can be used across disciplines and educational environments. All faculty, staff, and GTAs are welcome to attend and present at the event in order to learn from their peers and get ideas for implementing technologies that can impact their teaching and enhance the engagement level of their students.

Rationale

With the proliferation of technology across all learning environments and levels of education, it is imperative that university instructors are aware of the tools available to them as well as how to use these technologies for a positive impact in their classrooms. Research suggests that technology, when used effectively, can have a dramatic impact on student engagement and course outcomes (Schmid, 2008) but many faculty struggle with how to make sense of, and use, the sea of options available to them. By gathering together OSU instructors from a variety of disciplines, this symposium will give participants a chance to hear firsthand how their colleagues are using cutting-edge technologies to enhance their classrooms. In addition, instructors will receive hands-on experience with some of the tools being discussed in the symposium.

The goals of this symposium are twofold:

  • Presenters share their experiences, successes, failures, and best practices regarding the implementation of specific technologies in their classes. Presenters will also, when possible, demonstrate the technologies being discussed so as to give participants firsthand experience with how they work and how they can be utilized to foster greater engagement.

  • Participants will engage with presenters to learn more about various technologies, ask questions about how the tools are used, and gain a deeper understanding of how they have led to increased student engagement and greater student success. Participants also will gain a better sense of how they might implement similar solutions in their own classes, based on the information from presenters and from their own hands-on experience with the technologies being discussed.


Keynote Presentation: The Transformative Power of Technology. Dr. Tutaleni Asino.

Dr. Asino's areas of research, writing & presentations revolve around emerging technologies and spaces in education; diffusion of mobile devices in teaching and learning; Mobile Learning; Design for Mobile Devices; Indigenous knowledge; Openness (access, education, resources, pedagogy); Comparative International Education; and the role of culture in the development and evaluation of learning technologies.

Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Technology Program at Oklahoma State University. He graduated with a Dual-title doctoral degree in Learning, Design, and Technology in the Learning and Performance Systems department and in Comparative and International Education Program in the Department of Policy Studies at Penn State University in the United States. His dissertation focused on diffusion of mobile technologies in Namibia and Botswana Higher education systems.

Conference Schedule

Registration and Breakfast

         

8:30 – 9:00 AM

Welcome and Opening Comments

         

9:00  – 9:30 AM

Breakout Session #1

         

9:40 – 10:30 AM

Breakout Session #2

         

10:40 – 11:30 AM

Lunch (on your own)

         

11:30 – 12:45 PM

Keynote Speaker

         

12:45  – 1:30 PM

Breakout Session #3

         

1:40  – 2:30 PM

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