Lilly 2017 Presenter, Joyce Salls

Congratulations once again to Dr. Joyce Salls, Cohort 4 Tech Fellow, for being accepted to present at the June 2017 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning! During her presentation, Using Web Based Tools to Enhance Student Engagement and Collaboration, Joyce discussed how she used free tools, such as Storify, to increase student engagement.

Using Web Based Tools to Enhance Student Engagement and Collaboration – Chatham University

This presentation will demonstrate two web based tools that can be used to increase student engagement both in online and on the ground courses.

Abstract: Educators today are challenged to provide students with learning activities that promote reflective thinking via web technology. This presentation will demonstrate how two free web based tools were used to enhance student engagement, creativity, and collaboration both in online and on the ground courses. Participants will have the opportunity to explore these tools and share their own ideas of how to incorporate active learning strategies in their classroom settings.

Session Outcomes:
(1) Learn about two free web based technology tools. (2) Discuss ways to utilize web based tools
to enhance student engagement and foster collaborative learning. (3) Consider how these technologies may be implemented both in online and on the ground courses.

Thanks to Joyce for being a great example to us all!

Social Media and Political Science Programs

Congratulations to Dr. Jennie Sweet-Cushman, professor of Political Science and Cohort 6 Technology Fellow, on her invitation to speak at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Political Science Association. The panel,”To Tweet or Not? Social Media and Political Science Programs”, will explore the use of social media in political science programs.

Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy, Again!

Congratulations to Bill Biss, Assistant Professor of Interior Architecture at Chatham, on his recent publication in the Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy.
Using Threads of Technology to Enrich Lecture-Based Courses

William H. Biss, Jr. VoiceThread, a media-sharing application, is used to enhance student learning by providing more flexibility for student participation. VoiceThread

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An OLC publication from our Tech Fellows

We are very proud of the Occupational Therapy faculty for having an article published in the June 2015 addition of the Online Learning Journal (OLC). Their article, Design of an Online Curriculum Promoting Transformative Learning in Post Professional Doctoral Students, explores written reflections for themes which reflected transformative learning and characteristics of curricular design which promoted transformative learning. Four of the six authors are current or past Faculty Technology Fellows.

OT Program Director, Dr. Joyce Salls Joyce Salls

Congratulations once again on being such great leaders!

VoiceThread with Joyce Salls at AOTA

Dr. Joyce Salls, one of our 2013-2014 Faculty Technology Fellows, recently presented her work at the American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) annual conference.

Joyce Salls

The session,”Using VoiceThread To Enhance Student Learning”, discussed how educators are challenged to provide students with learning activities that promote reflective thinking via web technology. She demonstrated how VoiceThread, a free web based technology tool, was used to enhance student engagement both in online and on the ground courses.

AOTA
She has over 100 interested participants stop by to talk with her about the successes of her work. Congratulations to Joyce!!

 

Another Tech Fellow JITP Publication!

I’m very pleased to share that Dr. Tracy Bartel, a 2012-2013 Faculty Technology Fellow, has recently had her work published in the online peer-reviewed Journal of Interactive Technology & Pedagogy. The article, Inspiring Student Engagement with Technology, addresses the question of how to replicate the educational benefits of in-class discussions and lectures in an online environment.Screen Shot 2016-03-14 at 5.11.15 PM

Congratulations to Tracy and thanks to her and the technology fellows for their ongoing work!

P.S. Don’t forgot to come support the 14-15 Technology Fellows on Thursday, April 9th for their Faculty Lecture Series Presentation!

 

Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy article

teachingWe are pleased that Chatham has been represented in a new peer-reviewed journal, The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy (JITP). The article entitled “Incorporating the Virtual into the Physical Classroom: Online Mastery Quizzes as a Blended Assessment Strategy” originated from Kyle Beidler’s work in the Faculty Technology Fellows program.

Congratulations to him and the rest of the fellows for their ongoing work!