Solving Problems, Saving Time is Theme for Central Teaching with Technology Conference

The UW System Learning Technology Development Council is presenting a Central Regional Teaching with Technology Conference. The theme is “Solving Problems, Saving Time.”

The intended audience is for faculty and staff who teach or are involved in supporting instruction or supporting technology. The showcase will feature sessions that deal with using technology to solve instructional problems and to save time.

The conference is open to faculty and staff as from Green Bay, Oshkosh, Stevens Point, Marinette, Fox Valley, Manitowoc, Sheboygan and Marathon County.

Where: UW Green Bay Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Winter Garden

When: March 16, 2012, 8:30 – 4:00

Solving Problems, Saving Time

Sessions are 35 minutes with 10 minutes for QA and 15 minutes between sections

Time Solving Problems

Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 206

Saving Time

Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Room 237

9AM Leif Nelson Learning Technology Center Manager UW Green Bay

“Academic Honesty Online”

There are many technology tools that address academic dishonesty, from quiz event logs to anti-plagiarism software. This presentation will discuss the general concern of academic dishonesty, and how it is impacted by the Internet and online tools. 

Jennifer Buchholz & Mary Weber – Faculty at UW Oshkosh

“Innovations in Efficient and Robust Feedback”

This session will introduce various software and hardware solutions to help instructors maximize their time developing and delivering robust feedback on student work.

10AM Evelyn Li – Instructional Technologist and Lecturer UW Fox Valley

“What Roles Can Web 2.0 Play in a Classroom Full of Generation Z Kids”

What is Web 2.0? What is Gen. Z? The presenter will answer these questions and cover the kind of tools/resources instructors can use in helping to manage projects and promote classroom collaboration. In addition, she’ll cover how use these tools to connect with students, share information and make learning fun and engaging.

Patricia Fellows Instructional Technologist & Training Specialist University of Wisconsin Colleges & Extension

“Getting Your Email Under Control”

This session will focus on 5 questions users can ask themselves when reading an email. These questions will help the user whittle away at those 1000’s of messages. Other tips will be covered as well. This is based on the David Allen method of organizing your life.

11AM Keynote Room 208

Karyn Biasca  

“I confess. I’m a Technology Geek”

“I have been for over twenty years. I’ve experimented with most of the computer based teaching technology that has been available on our campus. Many have proved invaluable for my work in the classroom. Others…not so much. During my presentation, I’ll relive my journey through educational technology with you. I’ll share what has helped me solve problems, what has saved me time, and a few things that just didn’t pan out the way I wanted them to. The presentation will include my experiences with D2L’s ePortfolio tool, and how my department uses it for program assessment.”

noon Lunch (provided) Mary Ann Cofrin Hall Winter Garden
1PM Christy Brazee Communication Faculty at UW Oshkosh

“Driving Student Engagement with the Team Consultation Project”

Grounded in an action learning philosophy, the Team Consultation Project engages students in addressing real-world organizational problems they have encountered through the students’ concurrent learning and application of course content to those challenges.

Karyn Biasca  UW Stevens Point

“Saving Time on Program Assessment using D2L’s ePortfolio”

Karyn Biasca will discuss how an ePortfolio can be used as a program assessment tool as well as a time-saver.

2PM Steve Hill – Communication faculty UW-Stevens Point

“Solving Problems: Integrating Curriculum From the First Year.”

Steve will discuss how the Division of Communication has used and will use ePortfolios to more strongly focus on learning outcomes, increase student awareness of the links between courses in their undergraduate careers, and improve the cohesiveness of academic tracks in the division.

Pat Theyerl Applications trainer, help desk consultant, and student supervisor at UW Green Bay

“D2L Timesavers”

Pat’s presentation will discuss D2L TIME SAVERS: to include copying course components from one semester to another; bulk uploading; creating groups in discussions; taking dropbox submissions offline; using date releases to allow preparation of the course when you have time; quizzes auto-export to grades; using links and/or release conditions for better flow of your course material; tips on creating a forum for ‘course questions’.

3PM Terese Barta, Biology Faculty and Mary Mielke, Coordinator of the Teaching & learning Resource Network, UW-Stevens Point

“Student Cheating – are you ready for when it happens in your classroom?”

 Do you know what you will do if you catch a student cheating? The presenters will talk about perception versus the reality of what you may be able to do and how to be better prepared for when (not if) it happens. They will discuss old and new/online forms of cheating and finally, they will share strategies you can put in place to discourage it.

Patricia Fellows Instructional Technologist & Training Specialist University of Wisconsin Colleges & Extension

 “Increasing Productivity Through the Use of Mobile Devices”

James will discuss how he has incorporated several iPad apps specifically designed for science and chemistry into his curriculum, including General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry. While these apps are chemistry specific, the methods for which he uses them could be applied in other disciplines. Pat will discuss some productivity applications for faculty and an approach to introducing iPads in different disciplines.  



2 thoughts on “Solving Problems, Saving Time is Theme for Central Teaching with Technology Conference

  1. I am an Instructional Designer with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. Although I have been in the field of Distance Learning for over 15 years, I recently completed a Masters of Ed in Instructional Technology. I am interested in learning more about the LTDC. In particular, keeping abreast of new instructional technologies and hearing how others have or might use them in their practice.


    Brian Adams

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