Teaching Narratives Symposium Past Events

TNS 2019: Engaging Digital Learners

Concurrent Session One

Digital Artifact Pedagogy for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Room 406
Luca Iandoli, PhD.  Associate Dean for Global Programs and Research
College of Professional Studies

Using Mobile Phones and “Remind” to Facilitate Communication in a Hybrid Course, Room 309
Dr. Aliya Holmes, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
School of Education

Connecting Course Content to the Student Perspective: Incorporating Digital Tools and Media to More Deeply Engage Students, Room 310
Heather F. Ball, Assistant Professor/Librarian
University Libraries

Concurrent Session Two

Adopting Digital Technology Platforms in Biology to Promote Academic Equity and Inclusion, Room 309
Jiyun Kim, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
St. John's College

Collaborative Engagement with Information Literacy Concepts: Creating a Shared Learner-Workspace to Explore and Evaluate Research Resources, Room 310
Caroline Fuchs, Associate Dean and Learning Design Librarian
University Libraries

Learning and Narrating with Imagery and Insight: How Pictures Enhance and Clarify Presentation of Ideas and Opinions in Term Assignments, Room 406
Habibeh Rahim, Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
St. John's College

Keynote Speaker 

Eric Stoller

Our keynote presenter is Eric Stoller, a higher education writer, consultant and speaker. Eric frequently presents keynotes and workshops on the use of digital technologies for strategic communications, learning, and engagement and uses his own social media presence to share resources and curate content. For the past 9 years, he has been the Student Affairs and Technology blogger for Inside Higher Ed. Eric is a keen proponent of teaching students, staff, and faculty about digital identity development and is especially interested in the interplay between organizational culture and the adoption of new technologies for enhancing the student experience.

Digital Dissonance - Learning to Embrace Change and Enhance the Student Experience 
Today’s learning environment is filled to the brim with all things digital. As technologies emerge and evolve, so do the expectations of learners. This can provide opportunities for experimentation and growth as well as moments of dissonance and challenge. In his keynote talk, Eric Stoller will share stories of student success, provide a nuanced view of digital transformation and give tangible examples of how digital is used to enhance the student experience.

Concurrent Session Three 

Utilizing Technology and Media to Navigate Difficult Conversations, Room 309
Vibhuti Arya, Associate Clinical Professor,, Clinical Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacy and Health Science
Hira Shafeeq, Assistant Professor, Industry Professional
Pharmacy and Health Science

Humanizing Online Courses, Room 310
Olivia G. Stewart, Assistant Professor, Education Specialties
School of Education

Kinesthetic Methods that Promote Student Engagement, Room 406
Edrex Fontanilla, Assistant Professor, Mass Communication
College of Professional Studies

TNS 2018

Keynote Address

Faculty as Leaders of Innovation in Teaching and Learning 
Lawrence C. Ragan, Ph.D., is the Director at Center for Online Innovation in Learning (COIL) at Penn State University, where he helps direct the Center's mission of research, scholarship, technology innovation, and leadership development programming. He has been a part of the creation and management of Penn State's World Campus since it's inception in 1998, serving as Director for Instructional Design and Development and Director of Faculty Development.

Concurrent Session One

Building Community in an Online Program Using Sustainable Co-Curricular Activities - Michael Crossfox & Christine Angel. 

Transforming Active Learning in the Humanities Through the Mindful use of Digital Multimedia and Technology - S. Eileen Marie Connor.
Immediacy in the Online Classroom - Kelly DelGaizo. 

Concurrent Session Two

Developing Interactive Pedagogy Behind the Walls: What the Inside-Out Prison Education Program Can Teach Us - Joanne M. Carroll & Judith A. Ryder. 

Connecting Disciplinary Principles of “Effective Writing,” Students’ Prior Writing Experiences and Student Identity - Phyllis Conn, James Croft, Joseph Serafin & Rebecca Wiseheart. 

Beyond Flipped Classrooms: Using Dialogic Web Chats Before, During, and After Lessons - Evan Ortlieb. 

Concurrent Session Three

It’s Showtime: Imparting Leadership Lessons through the Camera Lens - Rajesh Singh, Gabriella Trinchetta & Jaimie A. Albanese. 

LOL for Student Engagement - Vibhuti Arya. 

Becoming a Teacher:  Using Narrative as Reflective Practice - Brett Elizabeth Blake, Mary Beth Schaefer and Sandra Schamroth Abrams, St. John’s University. Robert W. Blake, Jr. and Huili Hong, Towson University.

Plenary Session

Conceptualizing Active Learning for the Online Classroom 
Alexandra M. Pickett
, Director, Open SUNY Center for Online Teaching Excellence.  Alexandra Pickett is a pioneer in instructional design and faculty development for asynchronous web-based teaching and learning environments. Since 1994, Ms. Pickett has led the development of the instructional design methods, support services, and resources used by SUNY.

Distinguished Panelist

Creating Community and Networks to Support Innovation
Kathleen S. Ives, D.M.,
is the Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, Online Learning Consortium, where she oversees the organization’s strategic direction. Additionally, she serves as faculty for the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning and serves on the EdSurge Advisory Group, the Executive Strategic Council for IMS Global Learning Consortium and on the Leadership Advisory Board for the Center for Learning Innovations & Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS).