Pre Conference Workshop

First:  A word about Power Pointless!  We at the University of Illinois Springfield Center for Online Learning, Research and Service present often at academic conferences.  We encourage attendees to freely share presentation materials online using web-native tools that encourage collaboration and updating. You may follow the session using your personal mobile device to dig deeper into the topics we discuss and share with others following the conference:

Begin by Understanding Your Students

5 Step Ed-Tech Integration Model

Online Learning Insights Graphic

Some Rubrics to Help Select Educational Apps

25 Technologies that are changing the way we work and learn






Explain Everything

Today’s Meet



Show Me


Polaroid Cube

Simple Mind - Mind Mapping for iOS devices


Google Voice


FANGS Screen REader Emulator video



Lucid Charts

Socrative Audience Response System


Swivl robot

You Tube Video Manager/Trim

BibMe: Fast and Easy Bibliography Tool


Google Glass

 Best Password Managers

 Leap Motion



Bloom's Taxonomy (revised edition)

Pedagogy Wheel

Making Sense of the Higher Education Technology Landscape

Eduventures Table

Some Resources for Finding Apps

 Participants Suggestions - Emerging Technologies

Tagxedo flipgrid
Link to Various Word Cloud Apps
Fair Use Evaluator activepresenter
Doceri Link to Open SUNY COTE Resources
Prompster Skype NVDA Screen Reader
Diagrammer polleverywhere Map of the World 2.0 Padlet Link to Best Apps for Teaching & Learning Sphere   


Group Work Projects

padlet - share contact information Google Glass - valuable when teaching skills Zoom - synchronous participation with distance learning, very good for international students who can't use Google Polleverywhere - great, as long as everyone has a phone
screencasting - mediasite learning analytics leapmotion - could be useful for architecture courses Community of Practice of e-Learning - valuable organization for all institutions - connects faculty, instructional designers, etc.
articulate, captivate Oppia - useful for foreign language classes swivl - use it for teacher training, it would be useful to have a bracelet for the lanyard Polaroid Cube - could be used for places where cameras can't go (side of car, on animal), shoot from multiple angles using multiple cameras (nursing demo), film facial expressions of multiple people
zentation - free video creator used in speech class Twitter - help session/chat (one faculty member per week led the help session for all sections)

Looking ahead to Designing for Wearable Technologies

Wrap Up

Professional Continuing & Online Ed Blog

Ray Schroeder's Daily Blogs

Contact information:

Dr. Vickie Cook
Director of the Center for for Online Learning, Research and Service
University of Illinois Springfield


Dr. Layne Morsch
Professor of Chemistry
University of Illinois Springfield


Michele Gribbins
Online Learning & Faculty Development Specialist
Center for Online Learning, Research and Service
University of Illinois Springfield


Ray Schroeder 
Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning
University of Illinois Springfield
Director of the UPCEA Center for Online Leadership and Strategy