Schedule 2013

Virginia’s First Annual Open and Digital Learning Resources Conference

University of Mary Washington

October 15th, 2013

Registration and Kickoff:                   8:30 – 9:00 AM

Welcoming Remarks:                          9:00 – 9:20 AM

Carnival 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Note: Exhibits will be ongoing in University Hall and concurrent with featured panels and speakers

Featured exhibits:

  • Open Educational Resources for Students and Teachers in Rural Schools; Manorama Talaiver; Longwood University
  • VIVA’s New E-Book Program; Kathy Perry, Virtual Library of Virginia, John Ulmschneider, Virginia Commonwealth University, and colleagues
  • The Many Applications for MDID3; Grace Barth; James Madison University
  • The BiologyOLS, A Suite of On-line Lab Manuals for Undergraduate Biology; Stephen Gallik; University of Mary Washington
  • From @iPadJournos to #UncleRam:  Implementing iPad Classes at VCU; Marcus Messner and Jeff South; Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Undergraduate Research and Open Learning; Elizabeth Lewis; University of Mary Washington
  • Social Annotation Sites and Wikis as Disruptors:  Classroom Salon and PBWorks; Miles McCrimmon; J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
  • APEX:  Affordable, Electronic, Open Textbooks; Greg Hartman; Virginia Military Institute
  • Gaze Into the Crystal Ball:  The Library of the Future; Tatiana Pashkova-Balkenhol, Elizabeth Kocevar-Weidinger, and Amanda Hartman; Longwood University
  • 3D Printing Technology and Makerspaces at UMW; George Meadows, University of Mary Washington
  • LON-CAPA:  A Versatile Online Learning Environment for Science and Mathematics; Rebecca Segal and Sally Hunnicutt; Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Media Server Extravaganza; Andy Rush; University of Mary Washington
  • Integrated resources to Support Both Teacher and Learner; June Ritchie, Old Dominion University
  • Digital Storytelling on the iPad: A Carny Tent o’ Fun; Helen Miller and Loreta Ulmer; Old Dominion University
  • Produced in Virginia; James Groves, University of Virginia
  • How Technology Can Extend and Enhance the Creative Experience in Performing Arts Classes; Colleen Kelly, University of Virginia.

Room

B210

9:30 AM – 9:55 AM
Featured Panel
A Collaboration Oasis at Virginia Tech?
Room 3080, a Configurable and Networked Learning Space; Douglas Jerolimov and colleagues from Virginia Tech

Room

9:30 – 9:55 AM
A Series of Facilitated Fred Talks

B123

Open Textbooks and Digital Content:  Features and Benefits;
Andrew Feldstein, Virginia State University

B124

Three Years of Mobile Learner Feedback:  Results, Priorities, and Evolving Patterns;
Miguel Ramlatchan, Old Dominion University

B125

“Use the Tool, Don’t be a Tool”
Curtiss Grymala and Shelley Keith, University of Mary Washington

Room

10:00 – 10:25 AM
A Series of Facilitated Fred Talks

B123

An Open Definition of OER;
Tom Woodward, Henrico County Public Schools

B124

Un-Managing the University Image in the Age of For-Profit Competition;
Cathy Derecki, UVA School of Medicine

B125

Why Virginia? Why Now? A Syndicated Vision of a Connected Virginia
Jim Groom, University of Mary Washington

Room

B210

10:30 AM – 11:25 AM
Featured Panel
Reaching Textbook Zero: Tidewater Community College’s efforts to reduce the textbook costs for an Associate’s degree to zero;
Daniel DeMarte, Kim Bovee and Linda Williams, Tidewater Community College.

Room

10:30 – 10:55 AM
A Series of Facilitated Fred Talks

B123

Global Studies, Social Media, and Open Learning Meet The Daily Show
Susan Fernsebner, University of Mary Washington

B124

Online Quality Initiatives;
Lynn Rainard, Tidewater Community College

B125

Wisdom as a Learning Outcome;
Gardner Campbell, Virginia Commonwealth Unviersity

Room

11:00 – 11:25 AM
A Series of Facilitated Fred Talks

B123

Digital Storytelling in English and Across the Curriculum,
Tom Geary, Tidewater Community College

B124

Scholar 2.0:  Public Intellectualism Meets the Open Web;
Jonathan Becker, Virginia Commonwealth University

B125

Beyond the Hype: How are MOOCs affecting Higher Education Ecosystem;
M’Hammed Abdous, Old Dominion University

Lunch and Networking Break             12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

First Afternoon Session                       1:15 PM – 2:15 PM    

Room Presentation Title and Presenter

University Hall

Featured Panel

MOOC’s: Challenges and Opportunities for Virginia Higher Ed

Karen Anewalt, University of Mary Washington; M’Hammed Abdous, Old Dominion University; other panelists TBD

B123

DIGITAL AND OPEN TEXTBOOKS

Digital Open Textbooks:  Increased Student Access and Outcomes; Mirta Martin; Virginia State University

Student-Authored Open Textbooks; Jennifer Kidd and Patrick O’Shea; Old Dominion University

Student and Faculty Perceptions of Electronic Textbooks at the University of Virginia; Mike McPherson; University of Virginia

B124

Featured Panel

A Domain of One’s Own

Tim Owens, Martha Burtis, Krystyn Moon, and Mary Kayler; University of Mary Washington

Moderated by Gardner Campbell, Virginia Commonwealth University

B125

SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM

An Online Social Network Site with Gamification to Encourage Student Collaboration, Learning, Mentoring, and Retention; Richard Landers, Old Dominion University

Technology Use and Learning Environments:  Past, Present and Future; Alison Lietzenmayer, Old Dominion University

 

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM             Second Afternoon Session

 

Room Presentation Title and Presenter

University Hall

Featured Panel

Teaching in the Open: Public Pedagogy

Martha Burtis and  Jeffrey McClurken, University of Mary Washington; Tom Woodward, Henrico Pubic School System; and Melanie Barker, Virginia Collegiate

B123

OPEN AND DIGITAL CONTENT 

Engaging Students with Open Content in an Online Learning Environment; Loreta Ulmer and Robert Wojtowicz, Old Dominion University

Creating a Free, Open Learning Management System (Mostly) within the Google Ecosystem; Greg Sherman, Radford University

Captioning Instructional Media; Greg Cook, Blue Ridge Community College

B124

FLIPPED CLASSROOM AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Improving Outcomes with Strategic Use of Technology Through the Flipped Classroom Format and Use of Peer-to-Peer Interactions; Colleen Taylor, Virginia State University

Building Business Solutions with 3D Printing and Other Emerging Technologies; Gail Brooks, University of Mary Washington

Augmented Reality for Historical Inquiry; Todd Ogle and David Hicks, Virginia Tech

B125

OPEN VISTAS

Pinterest in the Classroom: Case Studies in History and American Studies; Krystyn Moon, University of Mary Washington

Beyond Blogging: WordPress as a Platform for Innovation; Kevin Hegg, Nicole Wilson and Sean McCarthy, James Madison University

3:45 PM – 4:45 PM             Culminating Session in University Hall

  • Carol Simpson; Provost, Old Dominion University
  • Richard Sebastian, Director of Teaching and Learning Technology, Virginia Community College System
  • Ed Berger, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia

For the conference’s culminating session, a panel of Virginia higher education leaders will be pulled from the conference attendee list to reflect on the days’ activities and kick-off a group discussion on such questions as:

What does this conference say about where Virginia stands on the use of open and digital learning resources in higher education?  What state policies would advance the state in this area?

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Virginia’s First Annual Open and Digital Resources Conference has been made possible with the support of the following sponsors:

Instructure

University of Mary Washington, Christopher Newport University; The College of William & Mary; James Madison University; Longwood University; Old Dominion University; Tidewater Community College; the University of Virginia; Virginia Commonwealth University; Virginia State University, and the Virginia Community College System.

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