Session Schedule

Schedule

RECAP Conference sessions are identified by the RECAP Planning & Proposal Evaluation Teams as representing current topics of interest in higher education. Sessions focus on sharing or modeling innovative uses of technology while allowing for interaction among participants. These sessions address "how to" as well as "why-to."

Time Session
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
8:45 am to 9:00 am RECAP 2022 Welcome & Introduction
9:00 am to 10:00 am Keynote - Cybersecurity Awareness: Tips, Techniques, Challenges, & Panel Discussion with GreyCastle Security
10:15 am to 11:00 am Accessing Course Data to Make Data-Driven Decisions in D2L
11:15 am to 12:00 pm Technological Innovation and Tools in the Academic Library: Then to Now
Thursday, May 19, 2022
8:45 am to 9:00 am Welcome to RECAP, Day 2
9:00 am to 10:00 am Teaching with Technology in the New Normal: Best Practices
10:15 am to 11:00 am "I use closed captions and I'm not deaf or hard of hearing" How Accessible Design Helps All
11:15 am to 12:00 pm E-Portfolio and the Power of Making Sense of One's College Career
12:00 pm RECAP 2022 Closing

Zoom Link will be included in your Registration Confirmation.

Cybersecurity Awareness: Tips, Techniques, Challenges, and Panel Discussion with GreyCastle Security

Virtual | 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM | May 18, 2022

Presenter: Randy Waterman, Greycastle Security

, JT Singh

Abstract: GreyCastle Security will lead a panel of higher education security experts to discuss end-user roles in protecting student information, cybersecurity trends, and solutions institutions use to combat their growing cybersecurity concerns.

Learning Objectives: Attendees will get a pulse on the current cybersecurity threat landscape and learn how they can help protect their institutions.

Accessing Course Data to Make Data-Driven Decisions in D2L

Virtual | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM | May 18, 2022

Presenter: Lauren Keefe, West Chester University

Co-presenter(s): Carla Tamburro

Abstract: This session will cover course data and reports available to instructors in D2L, including insights available within individual courses and across courses and semesters. Combined with other content access metrics, this data provides instructors with a more detailed picture of student engagement.

Learning Objectives: Attendees will learn how they can leverage Insights Portal, reports, and other D2L tools for data collection.

Technological Innovation and Tools in the Academic Library: Then to Now

Virtual | 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | May 18, 2022

Presenter: Clayton Garthwait, West Chester University

Co-presenter(s): Ron McColl

Abstract: This presentation will begin with a brief introduction as to how the academic library is often a key partner in driving technology on campus. This will be followed with a discussion of essential tools currently used by library faculty in areas such as the Research Help Desk. We will conclude this segment by sharing some of the technological enhancements currently in the works. At this point Professor McColl will discuss a very innovative project in greater detail. Specifically, he will discuss a new database entitled Prime Ideas for Primary Resource Research- PIPRR. This tool will greatly improve discovery of the many great sources held in the Special Collections Department at the F.H.G. Library.

Learning Objectives: -An introduction to Prime Ideas for Primary Resource Research- PIPRR -An appreciation of Library/IS&T partnerships through time -Insight into useful tools used by library faculty -Highlights of current and future tech projects in the F.H.G Library

Teaching with technology in the new normal: Best practices for engaging students, managing assignments, and assessing learning.

Virtual | 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM | May 19, 2022

Presenter: Ola Kopacz, West Chester University

Co-presenter(s): Angela Guerriero, Whitney Katirai, Jeremy McCool

Abstract: The ongoing pandemic continues to pose instructional challenges. They include combining in-person and remote modes of instruction, helping students manage the increasingly asynchronous coursework via learning management systems, promoting engagement and hands-on learning, and ensuring valid methods for learning assessment. In this panel, we will share models, strategies, and best practices for teaching with technology that we have applied to tackle these challenges.

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn techniques in the following areas: -combining face-to-face, synchronous, and asynchronous instruction -using multimedia to support student learning -helping the students manage coursework -promoting academic integrity

I use closed captions and I’m not deaf or hard of hearing. How accessible design helps all students.

Virtual | 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM | May 19, 2022

Presenter: Amber Grove, West Chester University

Co-presenter(s): Amy Williams

Abstract: What do universal design and accessibility, common educational buzzwords, really mean? This session introduces the basics of universal design and accessibility and how they work together to ensure students of all backgrounds can effectively learn in a digital environment. Provided examples offer tangible ways in which faculty can incorporate universal design and accessibility elements into their online courses.

Learning Objectives: -Define universal design and accessibility in relation to learning in a digital environment. -Explain how accessible technology benefits all students -Give examples of instructional techniques

e-Portfolio and the Power of Making Sense of One’s College Career

Virtual | 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | May 19, 2022

Presenter: Janneken Smucker, West Chester University

Abstract: As part of WCU’s recent general education reform, the university implemented a general education e-portfolio requirement encouraging students to collect digital archives from their gen-ed courses and reflect on them at the end of their college careers. This session will overview the philosophy and objectives of creating an e-portfolio from the perspective of students, instructors, and the university as a whole. Janneken will also share WCU’s solution for implementing e-portfolio university-wide—Google Sites—as well as some of the challenges she anticipates in creating a university-wide culture of self-reflection via digital platform.

Learning Objectives: Participants will gain an understanding of: -WCU’s objectives for its general education e-portfolio requirement -The philosophical underpinnings of creating e-portfolios -Additional transferable skills and benefits students will acquire through e-portfolio -Potential challenges to creating a university-wide culture of self-reflection and meta-cognition