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Focus on Student Engagement. 2017 Faculty Institute.

2017 Session Schedule

May 18 @ 7:30 am – 8:45 am 180 Jewett
Experience what it’s like to be a student participating in a course designed with technology-enhanced active learning strategies! You will collaborate with your fellow “classmates”, play with some new technology, and maybe pick up something[...]
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 8:40 am 189 Jewett
What makes a student successful in online learning? How can you design your course to support students who are still developing their executive function skills? How can you actively engage your students when so much[...]
May 18 @ 8:00 am – 8:40 am 190 Jewett
Why do students choose to use sources in ways that violate our academic integrity standards? Drawing on the experiences of attendees and the findings of researchers, we’ll move into a discussion of how instructors and[...]
May 18 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am Jewett Hall Auditorium
Educators are all in the business of changing minds: We build new memories, guide students in developing new skills, and promote the development of values and mindsets. Attention, memory, and higher thought processes are three[...]
May 18 @ 10:40 am – 11:30 am 180 Jewett
Experience what it’s like to be a student participating in a course designed with technology-enhanced active learning strategies! You will collaborate with your fellow “classmates”, play with some new technology, and maybe pick up something[...]
May 18 @ 10:40 am – 11:30 am 14 Katz
This presentation will show a variety of multimedia design principles based on the latest research findings. Using Kaltura as the multimedia environment, effective examples will be contrasted with non-examples that demonstrate basic design principles. Some[...]
May 18 @ 10:40 am – 11:30 am 15 Katz
Civic Engagement is one of the core college experiences for thousands of students in the University of Maine system. Alternatively called ‘Community Engagement’ or ‘Service Learning’, civic engagement provides students with a university-based real-world educational[...]
May 18 @ 10:40 am – 11:30 am 53 Katz
This interactive workshop will explore practical and easy to use technology tools that can enhance the classroom experience and support instructor/student and student/student interactions. The ultimate goal when integrating interactive learning technologies is to empower[...]
May 18 @ 10:40 am – 11:30 am 189 Jewett
How can an instructor engage students within Blackboard? Blackboard is capable of many great things, and this session introduces and demonstrates the concept of online engagement with students on Blackboard. Participants will learn and will contribute their[...]
May 18 @ 10:40 am – 11:30 am 5 Katz
The flipped classroom has received considerable attention in the recent past because of its effectiveness in promoting student engagement. Despite their popularity in smaller class settings, these techniques have not been as widely applied in[...]
May 18 @ 10:40 am – 11:30 am Jewett Auditorium
This session is an opportunity for seasoned and new educators to learn about new ways of thinking about teaching and learning. Model the way of life-long learning, growth and development by joining us for a[...]
May 18 @ 10:40 am – 11:30 am 16 Katz
In this session, participants will interact with and assess the public-facing VAWLT (Virtual Academic Writing Lab Tutors) and OCLS (Off-Campus Library Services) tutor training currently available via Creative Commons license online. Participants will have the[...]
May 18 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm 180 Jewett
Experience what it’s like to be a student participating in a course designed with technology-enhanced active learning strategies! You will collaborate with your fellow “classmates”, play with some new technology, and maybe pick up something[...]
May 18 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm 16 Katz
Do you ever wonder HOW your students are actually experiencing your class? In this hands-on exploratory workshop, you will get a chance to experience how students with disabilities access your course utilizing a variety of[...]
May 18 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm 189 Jewett
Welcome to Blackboard! There is a lot you can do with this Learning Management System and new users can get easily overwhelmed. Let us point out the five things you need to know to get[...]
May 18 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm 5 Katz
This session will model the process used for learning in my calculus 1 flipped classroom. First, participants will watch a short video and take an online quiz (similar to what my students do prior to[...]
May 18 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm 15 Katz
Over the last two years faculty from three campuses (UMF, UM, and USM) have been involved in designing a 100% online collaborative Masters of Education in Instructional Technology. Additionally, we have undertaken an intentional redesign[...]
May 18 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm 14 Katz
Research indicates it is challenging to foster a focused, interactive, and in-depth asynchronous discussion in a traditional threaded online discussion forum. The target audience for this interactive workshop is university faculty who teach online courses[...]
May 18 @ 12:20 pm – 1:10 pm 53 Katz
I will cover the basics of how to use the Swivl robot, first modeling and then asking for participants to try it out (participants will be asked to capture their thinking surrounding an academic question/[...]
May 18 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm 180 Jewett
Experience what it’s like to be a student participating in a course designed with technology-enhanced active learning strategies! You will collaborate with your fellow “classmates”, play with some new technology, and maybe pick up something[...]
May 18 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm 14 Katz
In this workshop, participants will discuss strategies and techniques that increase student-content, student-student, and student-instructor engagement in asynchronous online courses using readily available software that does not increase costs to students (i.e. Blackboard and VoiceThread).[...]
May 18 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm 15 Katz
Approximately 20% of USM’s classroom “seats” in the fall of 2015 were in online or blended courses. In the fall of 2016, USM formed a Faculty Interest Group (FIG) entitled Engaging Online and Blended Learners[...]
May 18 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm 15 Katz
Distance learning provides vital learning opportunities for today’s college students, who are much more likely to be over the age of 25, be employed and/or have family and household responsibilities.  Student Service Coordinators at University[...]
May 18 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm 189 Jewett
How can an instructor engage students within Blackboard? Blackboard is capable of many great things, and this session introduces and demonstrates the concept of online engagement with students on Blackboard. Participants will learn and will contribute their[...]
May 18 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm 5 Katz
In the spring 2016, long-time UMA adjunct instructor Carol Trimble learned she would be teaching her fall Interpersonal Communication course by video-conferencing. Carol had taught the course for years as an on-site participatory course in[...]
May 18 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm 190 Jewett
In a face-to-face class, students often don’t need to be reminded how to use the classroom. The front of the class and learning interactions are recognizable. Often signified by a whiteboard, projector, desks, chairs, a[...]
May 18 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm 16 Katz
In this session, collaborators from multiple campuses and offices will deliver a toolkit designed to help faculty manage online behaviors. Have you ever had a student cyber-stalked by another student in your class? Have you[...]
May 18 @ 1:20 pm – 2:10 pm 53 Katz
This workshop will look at how we used ZOOM, a video-conferencing platform, to engage volunteers in hands-on virtual learning experiences. Participants will engage in a hands-on science activity, learn how to adapt it for a[...]
May 18 @ 2:20 pm – 3:40 pm 180 Jewett
Experience what it’s like to be a student participating in a course designed with technology-enhanced active learning strategies! You will collaborate with your fellow “classmates”, play with some new technology, and maybe pick up something[...]
May 18 @ 2:20 pm – 3:40 pm 53 Katz
The University of Maine System has recently adopted a new software for Video Lecture Capture and Video Streaming software called Kaltura. Using a laptop, mobile device, or studio quality production equipment, faculty, staff and students[...]
May 18 @ 2:20 pm – 3:40 pm 189 Jewett
Get ready for a fast-paced tip-sharing session! Bring your laptop to partner up with another participant for 10 minutes to share one of your favorite Blackboard features, a problem you’ve solved, or a resource. When[...]
May 18 @ 2:20 pm – 3:40 pm 14 Katz
Cloud computing is a type of computing that relies on sharing computing resources rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications. In cloud computing, the word cloud is used as a metaphor[...]
May 18 @ 2:20 pm – 3:40 pm 15 Katz
Want to integrate your students’ work in a virtual space, so they can see and support each other when they’re online? Google Apps like Calendar, Forms, Groups, and Drive help the UC VAWLT team to create and[...]
May 18 @ 2:20 pm – 3:40 pm 16 Katz
Engage students across disciplines with the library tools that will strengthen their academic research! In this session, librarians from across the state will introduce the online reference tools OneSearch and RefWorks. These tools serve as[...]
May 18 @ 2:20 pm – 3:40 pm 15 Katz
In this session, I will talk about the user-friendly experience of building an app, with the ArchGIS “StoryMaps” program, which allowed students to use their mobile devices to map and add narratives to locations of[...]
May 18 @ 2:40 pm – 4:00 pm Katz 5
This session will showcase two faculty members in the Leadership & Organizational Studies program who taught a single course comprised of multiple delivery modalities. Each course included learners who registered for one or more of[...]