Sessions

Sessions

Blended Learning Meets MOOC's: Education's Digital Future- Dr. Anthony Picciano
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This presentation will examine the influence of two major developments in online learning namely blended learning and massive open online courses (MOOCs) on the future of education.  Both of these developments evolved from the basic asynchronous online learning model that arrived in the 1990s and continues today

The Making of DC Prep: Concept, Challenges and Outcomes– Dr. Andrés Villagrá

This presentation will address the first Pace University MOOC courses called “DC Prep”. (“DC Prep” stands for Dyson Core Preparation Course). This pilot course will be offered during Summer II in 2013 for voluntary incoming first year students. This presentation will inform the audience about recent developments related to highly publicized MOOC projects, from those provided from elite institutions to others from profit consortiums, in relation to what our Pace MOOC has to offer.

The Making of a Mini MOOC-Dr. Jonathan Hill 

The world of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is growing exponentially and the opportunities and best practices remain moving goal posts. In this talk, Dr. Jonathan Hill, Associate Dean of the Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems and Jean Gallagher, Strategy Associate in the Office of the President, examine the current state of the MOOC and present opportunities for using MOOCs in the Pace University context.

The Future of e-Textbooks - Barnes & Noble

This presentation will examine what the e-Textbook market looks like today and discuss what we think it will look like in the future.  

Authenticating Online Test Takers– Dr. Charles Tappert

Authenticating the identity of students taking online tests is an application that is becoming more important with the student enrollment of online classes increasing, and instructors and administrations becoming concerned about evaluation security and academic integrity.  Over the last eight years the Seidenberg School of CSIS has developed a robust keystroke biometric system that operates on text input. The presenters are interested in finding Pace faculty interested in piloting the system to authenticate students in their online courses. 

Flipping over Echo360– Dr. Abbey Berg and Students: Hind Ibrahim and Stephanie Magaster

The benefits of using ECHO 360 for pre-recorded lectures ("flipping") as well as classroom recordings will be discussed from the perspective of the instructor and two students.

How to Use Poll Anywhere to Enhance Online and Blended Learning (and workshops)- Drs. Barbara Farrell, Nancy Hale and David Sachs

This workshop will focus on how faculty can use Poll Anywhere to enhance the interactivity of a face-to-face class, a blended class, an online class, or a workshop.  Poll Anywhere is easy to set up, and is a very powerful way to keep participants actively involved in presentations, using computers, laptops, tablets or cell phones.  The three presenters recently used Poll Anywhere at the Sloan-C conference, and had over 80 participants actively involved in a two-hour presentation.  Two of the presenters regularly use Poll Anywhere in their blended and online classes.

Embedded Librarians: a Range of Possibilities- Sarah Burns-Feyl, Jennifer Rosenstein, and Drs. Beth Gordon Klingner andLillie Shortridge-Baggett
Librarians have traditionally worked with students and faculty face to face, over the phone, through short online chat encounters, and via email. This session will explore the variety of ways librarians work with a class from within their Blackboard course shell, from simply being available to answer questions in a Discussion Board, to the creation of screen shots and Word documents to illustrate concepts, to live interactive instruction using webinar tools such as Blackboard Collaborate, and through the recent development of a research tutorial using the Blackboard Learning Module feature. The session will consist of a panel of two librarians and a number of faculty members.