Technology Showcase and Poster Session 6 - 7 PM

This is an informal show and share event in open exhibition-style, with a circulating audience. Show and share sessions enable presenters to informally demonstrate and discuss their classroom or online methods and projects, to gain feedback and to establish contact with others. This function is held in conjunction with the conference social, which will be held in the VSU Student Union Ballrooms B/C, Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 5:30 - 8:00 PM.

Flipped Learning: Strategies for Success in Supersized Classrooms

Flipped teaching provides an effective and time efficient means for instructors to teach students both outside and inside the classroom. This poster offers strategies and viable solutions that may be used by instructors to manage and effectively teach in a supersized classroom environment.

Elizabeth Omiteru, Tolulope Salami

MOOCS: What They Are and Why They Have Cornered the Conversation in Higher Education

Learn about learning/teaching with MOOCs and the ongoing debates on why educators are dissuaded/fascinated about its future impact in higher education.

Elizabeth Omiteru

Keeping It All Together: Organized, Ongoing Advising in D2l

Engage students in the advising process with an advising shell in D2L. Group and private discussion areas provide the framework for ongoing advising and distribution of program information to keep your advisees connected. Advising information is easy to track through the one-on-one interaction in private advising spaces. Subscribing to the private advising spaces provides timely notification of questions or issues through your email on your mobile device or in your office. Stay connected and organized to make advising work for your advisees and you.

Ellen W. Wiley

The Unsung Apps of Assistive Technology and Education

Today, it is not uncommon for you to see everyone with a tablet, smartphone, or an electronic gadget on their person. An important aspect that might be missing from these devices are apps that will assist in the accessibility and/or will broaden the knowledge of the individual. This session will highlight some of the top apps in assistive technology and education for tablets and smart phones.

Tyeesha Wesley

The Valdosta State University Odum Library MakerSpace - Making "Making" Accessible for Students

This presentation will cover the efforts of the Odum Library MakerSpace to provide a centralized campus location with the tools students need to pursue their creative and technical sides. The equipment in the lab, projects, and future plans of the MakerSpace will be covered as well.

Michael Holt

Google Glasses: Exploring the Future

Google Glasses are still in their testing phase and are only available via invitation to individuals Google refers to as “Google Glass Explorers”. Vincent Spezzo, of the Valdosta State University Center for eLearning, is one such individual and will be on hand to demonstrate the latest version of Google Glass and discuss potential uses for Glass within an educational setting. Come out and see what the future of wearable technology is all about.

Vincent Spezzo

Learn a Few Yoga Moves to Reduce Tension

Dr. Jane Zahner, certified yoga teacher (RYT200) will demonstrate some basic techniques that anyone can do while sitting at your desk that will improve muscle relaxation, tension and stress.

Jane Zahner

Valdosta State University 50th Year of Integration

In the fall semester of 2013, VSU kicked off its 50th year of integration.  The first minority students attended in 1963, and the population of minority students has grown since that time.  The Integration Committee has hosted a number of events over the academic year to commemorate the occasion, and has established a scholarship in honor of the first two minority students, Mrs. Drewnell Thomas and Mr. Robert Pierce.  Activist, actor, and author Hill Harper will be the guest speaker at the scholarship fundraiser event being held on February 25th, in an effort to secure endowment for the scholarship. I will provide the donation website on the flyer that will be handed out. 

Selenseia Holmes

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