Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning in the Liberal Arts

Overview

LVAIC, in partnership with the Teagle Foundation, will host a one-day conference. This event will include a series of short “lightning round” talks (no more than 5- to 10-minutes each) and “hands-on workshops.” The lightning round talks will focus on the pedagogical purposes of various digital tools that have been used to enhance teaching and learning (rather than on the mechanics of the tool itself). The “hands-on workshops” will give participants the opportunity to try new tools, discuss potential pedagogical benefits of using those tools, and strategize about integrating such tools into their courses.

Thursday, May 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

DeSales University - Gambet Center

Learning Outcomes for Participants in the Digital Tools Conference

1. Faculty members interested in integrating digital tools into their courses will learn about

(a) pedagogical motivations for incorporating digital tools into courses in ways that align with teaching and learning goals; (b) the potential benefits of a wide range of digital tools; (c) constraints, such as time and cost, of choosing particular tools; (d) likely implementation challenges and receptivity of students.

2. Faculty members, instructional technologists, and librarians will share learning across institutions and bring new ideas back to their home campuses.

Schedule

  • 8:30 AM- 9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast (Lobby)
  • 9:00 AM- 9:10 AM: Welcome (Auditorium – Room 153)
    • Daniel Wisniewski, DeSales University
  • 9:10 AM- 10:35 AM: Lightning Rounds: 10 @ 7 minutes each (Auditorium – Room 153)
    • Google Docs: Matt Veto, Lehigh University
    • Audacity: Jarret Brown, Lehigh University
    • Augmented Reality: Beth Ritter-Guth, DeSales University
    • Digital storytelling: Huijing Wen, Moravian College
    • FlipGrid & Practice: Eric Hagan, Angela Sigley Grossman, & Suzanne S. Barnhurst, DeSales University
    • OpenStax: Katherine Ramsland & Chris Hewatt, DeSales University
    • GradeHub: Eric Hagan, DeSales University
    • G-Suite: Holly Zakos, Lehigh University
    • WikiEdu: Lisa Wilde & Michele Mrazik, DeSales University
    • Chat Bots & Artificial intelligence: Matt Veto, Lehigh Univesity
  • 10:45 AM- 11:30 AM: Hands-on Production Workshop 1(3 concurrent)
    • Chat Bots & Artificial Intelligence: Matt Veto, Lehigh University (Room 206)
    • Augmented Reality: Beth Ritter-Guth, DeSales University (Room 210)
    • FlipGrid: Eric Hagan, Angela Sigley Grossman, & Suzanne S. Barnhurst, DeSales University (Room 221)
  • 11:30 AM- 12:15 PM: Lunch (no programming) (Lobby/Café)
  • 12:15 PM- 12:55 PM: Lightning Rounds: 5 @ 7 minutes each (Auditorium – Room 153)
    • Teaching with a Tablet: Silvia Porello, Muhlenberg College
    • Gated Discussion: Canvas Groups: Michael Zalot, Cedar Crest College
    • GIFs: Elizabeth Nathanson, Muhlenberg College
    • Google Forms: Eric Sanders, Moravian College
    • Skype: Aidin Amirshokoohi, DeSales University
  • 1:05 PM – 1:50 PM: Hands-on Production Workshop 2 (3 concurrent)
    • Gated Discussions: Canvas Groups: Michael Zalot, Cedar Crest College (Room 206)
    • Google Forms: Eric Sanders, Moravian College (Room 210)
    • Jamf, Apple Configurator, and other MDM solutions: Adam Derrick, Lehigh University (Room 214)
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Keynote Address & Workshop (Auditorium – Room 153)
    • Bringing Curricula to Life Through Mind, Brain, Education Science, and Technology-Enhanced Learning: Kristen Betts, Drexel University, Teagle Visiting Scholar

Materials from the Program