Presentations 2018

International Society for Technology in Education presentations, Chicago, IL, June 23-26, 2018

ISTE 2018 presentation from conference program – https://conference.iste.org/2018/program/search/detail_session.php?id=110787479

Snap2A: Global Collaborations for University Curriculum

Location: McCormick Place W185d, Table 1

Listen and learn : Snapshot
Monday, June 25, 3:00–4:00 pm
Location: McCormick Place W185d, Table 1

 Dr. David Stoloff   Starla Townsend   Dr. Leigh Zeitz   
Professors from three universities will discuss how they make use of global connections to provide students with opportunities to develop skills in professional collaboration and cultural competency. Following a review of tools they’ve used to connect to other universities, they’ll showcase and assess some of their collaborations.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: all of the Web 2.0 tools for global collaborations showcased in this presentation are readily accessible and free on the Web
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Communication and collaboration
Grade level: Community college/university
Subject area: Social studies, World languages
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Collaborator

  • Use collaborative tools to expand students’ authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.

Designer

  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Facilitator

  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.

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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

By the end of this session, participants will plan for their own integration of global collaborations to enhance their students’ learning and their programs effectiveness. They will be introduced to a variety of web resources that enable global collaborations – social media and communication technologies – and learn of the benefits and challenges of initiating and assessing global collaborations.

Outline

After brief introductions by the attendees on their experiences with global collaborations (5 minutes), the presenters will showcase and discuss the effectiveness of their global collaborations in the past (20 minutes) and reveal their plans for future collaborations (10 minutes). Participants will be encouraged to comment and question through the session (10 minutes).

Supporting research

Breunig, K. (2016). Limitless Learning: Assessing Social Media Use for Global Workplace Learning. Learning Organization, 23(4), 249-270.

Kayumova, A., & Sadykova, G. (2016). ONLINE COLLABORATIVE CROSS-CULTURAL LEARNING: STUDENTS’ PERSPECTIVES. Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict, 20, 248-255.

Lund, A. (2009). ICT as a mediation tool for intercultural practise. IDEAS Working Paper Series from RePEc, IDEAS Working Paper Series from RePEc, 2009.

Whiteside, A. Dikkers, A.; and Swan, K. (2017). Social Presence in Online Learning: Multiple Perspectives on Practice and Research. Sterling, VA: Stylus

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Presenters

Dr. David Stoloff, Eastern Connecticut State University

David L. Stoloff, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Education Department at Eastern Connecticut State University. He teaches courses in the online Master of Science degree program in Educational Technology program and in the liberal arts program. The implementation and assessment of electronic portfolios, using technology for international education, and leading global field experiences are among his current research activities. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Educators Computer Association since 2009 and has presented on electronic portfolios and global collaborations at CECA’s annual conferences for several years.

Starla Townsend, Georgia College & State University

Dr. Leigh Zeitz, University Of Northern Iowa

Dr. Zeitz is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Northern Iowa. He has been the coordinator for his division’s online Masters program for the past 10 years where he has led his staff to implement best practice strategies in online teaching and learning.

Dr. Zeitz was a PK-12 classroom teacher before his university career. He has had the opportunity to teach at all of the grade levels from first to twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools.

Leigh is the Past President of the ISTE Global Collaboration PLN and has served on the Board of Directors for the Iowa ISTE affiliate, Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC). He has written 7 books, over 60 articles and presented over 100 workshops and seminars on using technology on three continents.

Dr. Zeitz is an ISTE Author who has written 19 articles for ISTE publications. He has successfully presented workshops and sessions at NECC/ISTE in 22 of the past 25 years. He presented electronic portfolios at ISTE for 7 years.

Last year, Dr. Zeitz was awarded the Presidential Lifetime Service Achievement Award for his 30+ years of work with ISTE.

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ISTE 2018 presentation from conference program –  https://conference.iste.org/2018/program/search/detail_session.php?id=110787367

Electronic Portfolios for Documenting University Learning

Location: McCormick Place Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 40

Participate and share : Poster
Tuesday, June 26, 1:15–3:15 pm
Location: McCormick Place Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 40

 John Ittelson   Dr. Tanya Moorehead   Dr. David Stoloff   Starla Townsend   Dr. Leigh Zeitz   
Faculty members from four universities will showcase how students develop electronic portfolios to document and reflect on their learning and professional development. Professors will discuss how students personalize an initial template to illustrate their creativity and individual goals and how the ePortfolios are assessed to assist in curriculum revision.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: The software for the ePortfolios are readily available via free accounts on the Web.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Online tools, apps and resources
Grade level: Community college/university
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer

  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be encouraged to make use of electronic portfolios for authentic assessment of their students and curriculum.
Participants will obtain enough information about ePortfolio platforms to decide which might be a good resource for their educational setting.
Participants will be prepared to begin developing their own ePortfolios to serve as a model for their students.

Outline

Following an informal survey of the experiences of the participants with electronic portfolios (5 minutes), the presenters will illustrate the uses several free Web 2.0 resources for electronic portfolio development – like googlesites and wordpress – by showcasing their own students’ projects (20 minutes). They will discuss online resources used to support their students’ ePortfolio development (5 minutes). The presenters will also discuss their planning for expanding their uses of ePortfolios within their curriculum and program assessment (10 minutes). Questions from the participants will be encouraged throughout the session and emails will be exchanged at its close (10 minutes).

Supporting research

Bures, Eva Mary, Barclay, Alexandra, Abrami, Philip C., & Meyer, Elizabeth J. (2013). The Reality of Assessing “Authentic” Electronic Portfolios: Can Electronic Portfolios Serve as a Form of Standardized Assessment to Measure Literacy and Self-Regulated Learning at the Elementary Level? Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 39(4), Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology, 2013, Vol.39(4).

Gámiz-Sánchez, Vanesa-María, Gallego-Arrufat, María-Jesús, & Crisol-Moya, Emilio. (2016). Impact of Electronic Portfolios on Prospective Teachers’ Participation, Motivation, and Autonomous Learning. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research, 15, 517-533.

San Jose, David L. (2017). Evaluating, Comparing, and Best Practice in Electronic Portfolio System Use. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 45(4), 476-498.

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Presenters

John Ittelson, Calforina State University Monterey Bay

Dr. Tanya Moorehead, Eastern Connecticut State University

Dr. David Stoloff, Eastern Connecticut State University

David L. Stoloff, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Education Department at Eastern Connecticut State University. He teaches courses in the online Master of Science degree program in Educational Technology program and in the liberal arts program. The implementation and assessment of electronic portfolios, using technology for international education, and leading global field experiences are among his current research activities. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Educators Computer Association since 2009 and has presented on electronic portfolios and global collaborations at CECA’s annual conferences for several years.

Starla Townsend, Georgia College & State University

Dr. Leigh Zeitz, University Of Northern Iowa

Dr. Zeitz is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Northern Iowa. He has been the coordinator for his division’s online Masters program for the past 10 years where he has led his staff to implement best practice strategies in online teaching and learning.

Dr. Zeitz was a PK-12 classroom teacher before his university career. He has had the opportunity to teach at all of the grade levels from first to twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools.

Leigh is the Past President of the ISTE Global Collaboration PLN and has served on the Board of Directors for the Iowa ISTE affiliate, Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC). He has written 7 books, over 60 articles and presented over 100 workshops and seminars on using technology on three continents.

Dr. Zeitz is an ISTE Author who has written 19 articles for ISTE publications. He has successfully presented workshops and sessions at NECC/ISTE in 22 of the past 25 years. He presented electronic portfolios at ISTE for 7 years.

Last year, Dr. Zeitz was awarded the Presidential Lifetime Service Achievement Award for his 30+ years of work with ISTE.

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From ISTE 2018 online program – https://conference.iste.org/2018/program/search/detail_session.php?id=110823273

Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning

Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hyatt Regency Jackson B

Explore and create : Workshop

Registration code: WORKSP021

Preregistration required.
Saturday, June 23, 12:30–3:30 pm
Location: Hyatt Regency McCormick Place Hyatt Regency Jackson B

 Dr. David Stoloff   Dr. Leigh Zeitz   
Need to make your online learning environment more effective? We’ll show you effective strategies for engaging your students, help improve your online discussions, provide more timely feedback, use innovative online tools, and explain usability/accessibility in online course design. Leave with a plethora of ideas, examples, resources and references.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: All materials will be online and accessible through Google Docs.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Distance, online blended and flipped learning
Grade level: Community college/university
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Teaching, Learning and Assessments

  • Coach teachers in and model design and implementation of technology-enhanced learning experiences using a variety of research-based, learner-centered instructional strategies and assessment tools to address the diverse needs and interests of all students.

For Educators:
Learner

  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.

Designer

  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this workshop is to provide the attendees with an opportunity to strengthen their online learning/teaching experiences. The learning atmosphere will involve presenting research-based examples of successful online strategies and then engaging the students in small group/whole group discussion about what they are doing that is successful as well as identifying how they might improve their learning environments.
The attendees will be provided with a plethora of references and tools for enriching their online learning and teaching environments.

Attendees will be able to:

Define the difference between synchronous and asynchronous learning
Discuss the students’ responsibilities for successful online learning and how they can fulfill those responsibilities.
Discuss the teachers’ responsibilities for successful online teaching/learning and how they can fulfill those responsibilities.
Identify and discuss the four major roles of instructors in online learning.
Analyze their present success in providing timely feedback to students and identify some strategies for improving their success.
Evaluate their present forms of online assessment and formulate a plan to improve their strategies.
Analyze the techniques for supporting effective online discussion and develop plans for improving their discussions.
Discuss the need for considering usability and accessibility in online learning and teaching.
Implement at least one of the tools shared in the workshop in their own online learning and teaching.

Outline

Introduction
Identify the goals of the attendees
Discuss the objectives of the workshop
Synchronous vs Asynchronous Learning
Differences between interacting through online text discussions and face-to-face online video conferences.
Identify the Participants’ Responsibilities
Students’
Responsibilities
Show up to learn
Work collaboratively and support others
Manage their time wisely
Teachers’
Responsibilities
Teach students
Manage their time wisely
Create a predictable environment
Provide guidance towards success
Communicate with their students
Roles of Instructors
Pedagogical
Social
Managerial
Technical
Requirements for Online Assessment
Provide Timely Feedback
Suggested turnaround time
Strategies for making speedy turnaround time possible
Plans for providing frequent feedback in small chunks.
Integrating peer assessment to lighten the feedback load.
Forms of Online Assessment
Quizzes & Tests
Research about effective quiz/test strategies
Open book vs closed book vs timed
Effective quiz/test design
Discussions
Research about effective techniques
Types of discussion questions that work
Effective instructor follow-up to facilitate discussion
Assessing discussion work
Student-Created Written Assignments
Varieties of online assignments
Collaborative Projects
Successful collaborative projects
Creating structure for collaborative projects
Assessing collaboration success
Quality Matters
Discuss the Quality Matters Standards
Explore examples of correct/incorrect online design by these standards
Accessibility and Usability
Discuss the meaning of Accessibility and Usability
Explore instances of accessible online materials
Explore what Usability means in online learning
Tools to facilitate Online Learning and Teaching (will be used throughout the workshop)
Remind.com – Text messaging tool to contact students en masse
Padlet – Collaborative brainstorming tool
Zoom.us – Extraordinary video conferencing tool for face-to-face online learning
Flipgrid.com – Asynchronous video conferencing tool
Learning management system – not really used but will refer to Blackboard, Google School, and Canvas.

Supporting research

Access Computing. 30 web-accessibility tips. Retrieved on September 27, 2017 https://www.washington.edu/accesscomputing/tips/

Crawford-Ferre, H. G., & Wiest, L. R. (2012). Effective online instruction in higher education. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 13(1), 11.

Fish, W. & Wickersham, L. (2009) Best practices for online instructors: Reminders. Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 10(3), 279-284,319-320.

Hrastinski, S. (2008). The potential of synchronous communication to enhance participation in online discussions: A case study of two e-learning courses. Information & Management, 45(7), 499-506.

Keengwe, J., & Kidd, T. T. (2010). Towards best practices in online learning and teaching in higher education. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6(2), 533.

Norman, M. (2017). Synchronous online classes: 10 tips for engaging students. Faculty Focus. Retrieved on September 29, 2017 https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/synchronous-online-classes-10-tips-engaging-students

Quality Matters (2017) retrieved on September 10, 2017 http://www.qualitymatters.org

Weimer, M. (2015) Do online students cheat more on tests? Faculty Focus. Retrieved on September 15, 2017 https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/online-education/do-online-students-cheat-more-on-tests/

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Presenters

Dr. David Stoloff, Eastern Connecticut State University

David L. Stoloff, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Education Department at Eastern Connecticut State University. He teaches courses in the online Master of Science degree program in Educational Technology program and in the liberal arts program. The implementation and assessment of electronic portfolios, using technology for international education, and leading global field experiences are among his current research activities. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Educators Computer Association since 2009 and has presented on electronic portfolios and global collaborations at CECA’s annual conferences for several years.

Dr. Leigh Zeitz, University Of Northern Iowa

Dr. Zeitz is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Northern Iowa. He has been the coordinator for his division’s online Masters program for the past 10 years where he has led his staff to implement best practice strategies in online teaching and learning.

Dr. Zeitz was a PK-12 classroom teacher before his university career. He has had the opportunity to teach at all of the grade levels from first to twelfth grade in public, private and prison schools.

Leigh is the Past President of the ISTE Global Collaboration PLN and has served on the Board of Directors for the Iowa ISTE affiliate, Iowa Technology and Education Connection (ITEC). He has written 7 books, over 60 articles and presented over 100 workshops and seminars on using technology on three continents.

Dr. Zeitz is an ISTE Author who has written 19 articles for ISTE publications. He has successfully presented workshops and sessions at NECC/ISTE in 22 of the past 25 years. He presented electronic portfolios at ISTE for 7 years.

Last year, Dr. Zeitz was awarded the Presidential Lifetime Service Achievement Award for his 30+ years of work with ISTE.

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