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Most CATS2013 presentation slides and/or links are available via this page. Click on the session title to view descriptions and then click on the Presentation link.

Sonoma State

  • On the Flip Side: Supporting Faculty Implementing the Flipped Classroom Model
    by Gregory Crum & Steve Runyon

    Presenter: Gregory Crum (California Maritime Academy) and Steve Runyon (California Maritime Academy)
    Description: "Flipping the Classroom" holds tantalizing promise for addressing student learning bottlenecks. Academic Technology staff can assist instructors in selecting appropriate tools for social media incorporation, including capturing, editing, and distributing of course content. New tools such as SoundCloud and YouSeeU allow content to be moved out of the classroom, yet encourage greater engagement and interactivity.
    Presentation: crum.pptx

  • Learning Outside of the LMS: Teaching and Learning in the Open with WordPress
    by Tatiana Piatanova

    Presenters: Tatiana Piatanova (Humboldt State University)
    Description: If you've ever been frustrated with trying to design an online course within the constraints of LMS, this session is for you. Learn how to set up a learning environment in WordPress and how it can help you open up a whole new world for students  facilitate an active learning environment, create community, promote discussion and substantive reflection, emphasize peer to peer channel of interaction, emphasize role of students as content creators, improve quality of their work and much more!
    Presentation: http://humboldt.edu/dee/learning-outside-lms/

  • Fun and Engaging Technologies for the Online or Hybrid Classroom
    by Kim Vincent-Layton and Margaret Arroyo

    Presenters: Kim Vincent-Layton and Margaret Arroyo (Humboldt State University)
    Description: This session explores some free, innovative technologies that can be used by academic technologists and faculty to support student learning. The technology types include: community bulletin boards, Q&A platform, social networking, and wikis. The presenters will demonstrate how the the technology is being used in a course and how to set it up. Participants will take a test drive of some of the tools, such as Piazza, a tool that moves beyond the traditional discussion forum and opens up a whole new collaborative world. Please bring your own laptop or mobile device so that you can electronically save resources. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lists of great technology tools to share with the group.
    Presentation: https://groups.diigo.com/group/fun-technology-tools Note: You will need to request to be added to this group.

  • Getting Creative with Library/LMS Integration
    by Christina Mune and John Wenzler
    Presenters: Christina Mune and John Wenzler (San Jose State University)
    Description: SJSU's King Library shares their innovative strategies for quickly integrating eResources and librarians into a new LMS. Turn the library into a campus technology partner and proponent by implementing these emerging practices. The presenters used the Canvas LMS.
    Presentation: mune.pptx

     

  • Learner Analytics to Improve Student Achievement in a Large Enrollment Hybrid Course
    by John Whitmer and Kathy Fernandes
    Presenters: John Whitmer and Kathy Fernandes (CSU Office of the Chancellor)
    Description: Improving student persistence to meet their educational goals by using academic technologies, especially among under-represented minority students, is a goal for many CSU campuses. This presentation will discuss a pilot learning analytics research project on a redesigned hybrid large-enrollment course that explored the relationship between LMS use, student background characteristics, and student achievement. The findings are applicable to campuses using Moodle, Blackboard, or any other LMS.
    Presentation: whitmer.pptx
  • Leading Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
    by Kathy Fernandes
    Presenter: Kathy Fernandes (CSU Office of the Chancellor)
    Description: While there are fields of study in pedagogy and there are many examples of new technologies being implemented in the teaching and learning process, are the sum of these parts greater than the whole? How do we best leverage the power of the pedagogical and technological revolution while significantly improving outcomes and performance? And how do we align organizational structures to reach these kinds of strategic goals? This session will cover different frameworks and examples of how to lead teaching and learning organizationally in the 21st Century.
    Presentation: fernandes.pptx

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

  • The Future of Academic Technology: Acquisition and Re-organization
    by Catheryn Cheal

    Presenter: Catheryn Cheal (San Jose State University)
    Description: Academic Technology organizations often developed out of very physical Audio-Visual units, which traditionally acquired and loaned out equipment and media for classrooms. Technology for teaching, however, has evolved from an emphasis on physical hardware to cloud-based software; i. e., from film projectors to learning management systems. Yet many structural aspects of AT units remain from the 1980s and earlier. This keynote will explore the history and relationship between the structure of AT and its services, how future demands of the university will necessitate organizational changes in AT, and what types of acquisitions will become crucial to the teaching, learning, and research missions of higher education.
    Presentation: cheal.pptx

  • Social Content and Discussion Platform Engages Students and Enhances Learning
    by Marianne McGarry Wolf, Lindsey Higgins, and Megan Pope

    Presenters: Marianne McGarry Wolf, Lindsey Higgins, and Megan Pope (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)
    Description: This session offers a case study on how technology is engaging students and enhancing learning inside and outside the classroom. The presenters will share results from a study of 800 students that reveal higher engagement, greater collaboration with other students, and enhanced critical thinking and written communication skills gained through discussing current content on a new Platform called ValuePulse. There will also be a demonstration of how the platform is used as a link in the LMS, as well as how students and faculty use it to seamlessly deliver current content (from over 1,000 RSS feeds) for discussion and collaboration.
    Presentation: wolf.pdf

  • Using Gadgets for Reading and Writing
    by Tonia Malone
    Presenters: Tonia Malone (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)
    Description: In any busy schedule, tools that can improve, increase, and enhance your daily activities are welcomed. This session will explore some applications and built-in utilities that can be used to increase your productivity when reading and writing, increase the quality of your writing, and provide support for grammar and spelling (better than Word's tools), and provide options for organizing your thoughts.
    Presentation: malone1.docx and malone2.docx

     

  • Five Flavors of Sanity-saving Tech
    by Catherine Hillman
    Presenter: Catherine Hillman (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
    Description: We are steeped in technology in our jobs and our workplace, and sometimes we need a little break, something non-stressful yet productive, and/or downright relaxing injected into our daily dose of tech. This lively session offers ways to incorporate something positive into your day without ever leaving your computer or mobile device, such as enhanced organizational and focusing skills, harnessing a crazy calendar - even digital ergonomics to support your health.
    Presentation: hillman.pptx

CSU Long Beach

  • Social Content and Discussion Platform Engages Students and Enhances Learning
    by Marianne McGarry Wolf, Lindsey Higgins, and Megan Pope

    Presenters: Marianne McGarry Wolf, Lindsey Higgins, and Megan Pope (Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo)
    Description: This session offers a case study on how technology is engaging students and enhancing learning inside and outside the classroom. The presenters will share results from a study of 800 students that reveal higher engagement, greater collaboration with other students, and enhanced critical thinking and written communication skills gained through discussing current content on a new Platform called ValuePulse. There will also be a demonstration of how the platform is used as a link in the LMS, as well as how students and faculty use it to seamlessly deliver current content (from over 1,000 RSS feeds) for discussion and collaboration.
    Presentation: wolf1.pdf and wolf2.pdf

  • The High Tech Collaborative Learning Classroom
    by Leslie Kennedy and Liem Nguyen
    Presenters: Leslie Kennedy and Liem Nguyen (CSU Long Beach)
    Description: The CSULB Active Learning Classroom (ALC) is where instructors and students experience a high-tech, flexible, student-centered learning environment. The room design offers the ability for instructors to easily engage with students during activities, and provides technology that allows students to present work for review by peers and instructors, and furniture and write-able walls designed to facilitate small-group work. Come have a look!
    Presentation: kennedy.ppt

     

  • Video Suite Chewies: Free Toy in Every Box
    by Walter Gajewski and Preston Wingrove
    Presenter: Walter Gajewski and Preston Wingrove (CSU Long Beach)
    Description: A growing number of professors are requiring students to produce video projects. The challenge is to provide tools and training that students need to create short video presentations without turning an English class into a media course. The presenters will demonstrate easy-to-use, free student video tools  as well as free tools specifically for the CATS group, including code generators, video encoders, "cloud" storage, etc. In addition to software, the presenters will also examine effective, low-cost hardware, such as shirt pocket camcorders, smart phones, etc.
    Presentation: gajewski.docx
  • How We Implemented CSU Board of Trustees Meeting Streaming
    by Sterling Wong, Imran Hamid, and Gerard Greenidge
    Presenter: Sterling Wong (CSU Office of the Chancellor), Imran Hamid (Cal Poly Pomona), and Gerard Greenidge
    Description: This session details what went into implementing the first successful, high definition, video web stream of the CSU Board of Trustees Meeting, offering the behind-the-scenes story of planning, the technical and non-technical difficulties, ADA solutions, and how production of the meeting was executed with the collaboration with other campuses and talent.
    Presentation: wong.pptx
  • Yes iCan! Help Your Faculty Successfully Integrate Technology into Their Courses
    by Mauricio Cadavid
    Presenter: Mauricio Cadavid (CSU San Bernardino)
    Description: This session details what went into implementing the first successful, high definition, video web stream of the CSU Board of Trustees Meeting, offering the behind-the-scenes story of planning, the technical and non-technical difficulties, ADA solutions, and how production of the meeting was executed with the collaboration with other campuses and talent.
    Presentation: cadavid1.pptx and cadavid2.pdf
  • Roadmap for Implementing Quality Principles for Online/Hybrid Courses
    by Brett Christie, Charlene Hu, and Li Wang
    Presenter: Brett Christie (CSU Office of the Chancellor), Charlene Hu (CSU Bakersfield), and Li Wang (CSU Northridge)
    Description: Is your campus participating in the Quality Matters or Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT)? Looking into quality effort? The CSU's Northridge and Bakersfield campuses recently subscribed to Quality Matters (QM). Representatives from these campuses will share how they've integrated QM principles into their faculty development process, and will also share their different models, including a Redesign Institute and Peer Review processes. The experience-based discussion of strategies that promoting quality at different levels and lessons learned will provide valuable information to those who are just starting with Quality Matters as well as those who are still considering its use.
    Presentation: christie.pptx