Prof. Mary Minnis
Web 2.0 Tools to Help Students Learn Science
Many students tend to learn more quickly and efficiently visually and through hands-on activities. Three of the science courses I teach at Pace use video technology to assist hands-on activities to enhance learning. Two of the courses are lab science courses offered online. Both use at-home (or in-dorm) hands-on activities with commonly-available materials to help students learn scientific principles. Videos show how the students should set up their investigations. Lab reports must contain photos or YouTube videos of the student doing the work. A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) course offers Camtasia (narrated computer screen) videos to help students learn at their own pace.
Location: Butcher Suite | Time: 11:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m
Dr. Jane Collins
iPads in the Classroom: Preliminary Notes from the Pace iPad Pilot Project
Dr. Jane Collins has conducted 2 iPad pilot projects in which all of the students in her creative writing course were given iPads for the semester. Dr. Collins surveyed her students at the beginning, middle and end of the project to assess their ideas about the connections between their use of this emerging technology and their learning. In this presentation, she will share the results of her survey and her own insights into how iPads can enhance student learning and engagement.
Location: Gottesman Room| Time: 11:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m
Communication Device and Film Studio Technologies for Empowering High School Students with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities
This presentation will benefit faculty and staff who are considering engaging future general education undergraduate students in the classroom at Pace University through technologies that enable future possible Pace students - higher functioning (i.e. less impaired / less support) students with developmental and intellectual disabilities - to express themselves positively like other students without disabilities and will also benefit instructors and staff engaged currently at Pace with students with disabilities.
These technologies have enhanced the learning of higher functioning high school students with developmental and intellectual disabilities in the formulation of "person-centered" college bound and job plans and have improved the motivation of a larger population of the students, and their parents and their teachers, for the students to be potentially included productively in a college setting if not in society.
Dr. James P. Lawler
Professor of Information Technology and Service-Learning
Ms. Lorraine Cohen
Assistive Technology Specialist
AHRC New York City
Mr. Kenneth Cronin
Director of Assistive Technology
AHRC New York City
Location: Butcher Suite | Time: 11:40 a.m - 12:10 p.m
Joseph Seijo, Dr. Beth Klingner and Samantha Egan
Creating and Planning Effective Online Sessions with Blackboard Collaborate
Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing tool specifically designed for the online classroom. With features such as an interactive whiteboard, polling, breakout rooms, and built-in chat areas, instructors can create lively discussions that break-up the discussion board routine. Built within the Blackboard course shell, instructors schedule online sessions with their class at any time. They can also record sessions for future reference. This session will preview the many features of Collaborate and give attendees a look into how they can plan and create their own session.
Location: Butcher Suite | Time: 12:20 p.m - 12:50 p.m
Prof. Barry Morris
How to extract clips from video to use in classroom presentations without spending money
If people can extract key moments from texts that they want house for discussion, they do not have to show whole programs to display the small amount of material relevant to the discussion.
Location: Butcher Suite | Time: 1:10 p.m - 1:40 p.m
Prof. Christelle Scharff
Mobile Technology and Sustainability: Examples at Pace University
In the last two semesters students of the Seidenberg School have been proposing mobile solutions to increase awareness and education on sustainability in collaboration with students of others schools at Pace University and universities abroad. In this presentation, we will present some of these innovations that include SMS services and Android applications. We will present the 2011 global software development project that involved students from the US, India and Senegal who developed a green awareness Android app. We will also showcase the GreenApple SMS service for increasing the eco-consciousness of New Yorkers. Through this service, users are offered alternative ways to shop, travel, dine and live in New York City by SMS. They are rewarded for tip contributions. This service has been set up in the Pace Seidenberg Mobile Lab using a server, a GSM modem and an open source SMS gateway called Kannel. It will be formally launched for the Pace community during the Pace Tech Expo day.
Location: Butcher Suite | Time: 1:50 p.m - 2:20 p.m
Prof. Pauline Mosley
Engaging Students in STEM Using Robotics
Problem Solving Using LEGO Robotics is a 3-credit hour course offered at Pace University of Pleasantville, New York and New York City. It is an introductory robot-based design course that not only extends efforts in the field of computing and robotics but also serves the community by establishing robotics clubs in middle schools or high schools located in New York City and Westchester.
The class uses a project-based learning environment, and teaches robotics, computer programming concepts and problem solving skills to Pace students of all majors. Students work in teams toward the common goal of developing logical and creative solutions to problems using LEGO robotics technology known as Mindstorms. This presentation will showcase several Mindstorm projects created by the students enrolled in this class.
Location: Butcher Suite | Time: 2:30 p.m - 3:00 p.m
Prof. Linda Anstendig, Prof. Michelle Behling, Prof. Hillary Knepper, Dr. Beth Klingner, and Students
ePortfolios as part of the Pace Life Cycle
We expect to demonstrate how ePortfolios capture and document learning throughout a student's academic career, inside the classroom and in co-curricular activities. The presenters will describe some of the ways this online environment engages students and enables them to showcase their achievements at different stages of their Pace experience.
Location: Butcher Suite | Time: 3:10 p.m - 3:40 p.m