TIP ConferenceTechnology, Innovations, & Pedagogy Conference

Engaging Learners - Anytime, Anyplace


Monday, August 18, 2014
11:30am - 4:00pm
Peters Building
California State University, Fresno

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11:30 - 12:30: Registration, Gottchalks Gallery in Peters Building

12:00 - 12:30: Poster Sessions

12:30 - 1:30: Keynote

Dr. Helen Chen
Electronic Portfolios and Student Success:
A Framework for Effective Implementation, 
Dr. Helen L. Chen
ePortfolios are more than just a technology: they imply a process of planning, keeping track of, making sense of, and sharing evidence of learning and performance. Using ePortfolios well requires embracing a set of practices and an understanding of learning called Folio Thinking.  This session will make the case for "why ePortfolios? why now?" by introducing a framework for exploring and designing an ePortfolio approach to meet specific learning outcomes and objectives.  Drawing upon emerging research findings and case studies from a range of students, disciplines, and institutions, this session will engage participants in exploring the practical considerations of implementing and sustaining an ePortfolio initiative. Slide deck and resources



1:40 - 3:30: Break out sessions to include:

  • Ditching the Textbook: Assigning Video Lectures from Curated Sources - Therkselsen
    Flipping the traditional classroom script, where self-paced lectures are assigned to students to watch on their own, frees time to cultivate creativity, to put those core concepts to practice, and to demonstrate real world situations. In classes that deal with visuality, like media production, students benefit by seeing theories and concepts in practice, even before coming to class. This presentation will share excerpts from video lectures curated from original audio/video material produced by past students; video tutorials collected from various sources online; clips from professional, independent, and student films; the professor's personal work; and an overlaid audio commentary.
  • Piazza for Course Interaction - Wilson
    Piazza is a real-time web application for course Q&A, polling, and basic content management that is free to use for instructors and students. Its Q&A system is an innovative hybrid of a wiki and a forum that can be adapted to multiple purposes and provides detailed and downloadable participation reports. In this concurrent session, I will demonstrate the features of Piazza and show how it can be used to improve student/instructor interaction and reduce instructor workload.
  • Metacognition: An overview - Nuhfer
    Dr. Ed Nuhfer will share background information on the purposes and benefits of incorporating strategies for learner metacognition in courses. His presentation will include a working definition of the construct and an overview of research on the influence of metacognition on student learning. Additional Handouts - Metadiscipline outcomes, Events a Learner Can Expect to Experience, Three Tools for Promoting Metacognition
  • Strategies for Student Metacognition - Nuhfer
    Dr. Ed Nuhfer will share several metacognition strategies that have been successful in enhancing student learning. He will also present research that provides a rationale for the strategies.
  • Lights, Camera, Action, Collaborate! - Boren
    Come see how to engage your students in authentic collaboration using IMovie and other classroom video tools. Time management, purposeful concepts, and other ideas will be shared. Don’t just give kids the Common Core, give them the whole Apple!
  • Write On! Using Music for Narrative Prompts in Writing - Boren
    Music can be an engaging way to motivate writers at all levels. Come see how to turn your writing instruction into a theatrical experience. Sound bytes for Quick Writes will also be shared!
  • DISCOVERe Panel Discussion
    See how the first cohort of faculty participating in the DISCOVERe tablet initiative will be utilizing tablets in their fall courses.
  • eScholars Stars!
    See how faculty that have participated in the eScholars Program have redesigned their course to be given in a hybrid or fully online mode.

3:40 - 4:00: Closing remarks and Poster Sessions


Sponsored by The Center for the Scholarly Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CSALT), Technology Innovations for Learning and Teaching (TILT) and Title V - HSI Program: Commitment to Latina/o Academic Success & Excellence (CLASE).

If you have any questions, please contact:
Ida M. Jones, idaj@csufresno.edu, 559 278-2151
Laura Alcantar, lalcantar@csufresno.edu, 559 278-2819.