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."
|Wednesday, June 23, 2021|
|8:45 am to 9:00 am||WELCOME & INTRODUCTION|
|9:00 am to 10:00 am||KEYNOTE WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? TEACHING DURING COVID-19 AND BEYOND|
|10:15 am to 11:00 am||MODELING COLLABORATION FOR RESEARCH WRITING: EMPOWERING STUDENTS, INCORPORATING SUCCESSES FROM DISTANCE TEACHING|
|11:15 am to 12:00 pm||ENGAGING PRESERVICE ELEMENTARY TEACHERS IN A SYNCHRONOUS MATHEMATICS COURSE THROUGH TECHNOLOGY|
|Thursday, June 24, 2021|
|8:45 am to 9:00 am||Welcome|
|9:00 am to 9:45 am||ONLINE INSTRUCTORS AS TV PERSONALITIES: HOW INSTRUCTORS APPLY MULTIMEDIA LEARNING DESIGN PRINCIPLES|
|10:00 am to 10:45 am||THE SPIRIT OF THE TIMES: VIRTUALITY CULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY-MEDIATED LEARNING|
|11:00 am to 11:45 am||KAHOOT AS A STUDENT ICEBREAKER|
|11:45 am to 12:00 pm||CLOSING|
Zoom Link for Live Presentations will be emailed on Monday, June 21, 2021.
Keynote Presentation - Where Do We Go From Here? Teaching During COVID-19 and Beyond
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM | June 23, 2021
Presenter: Tracie Marcella Addy, Lafayette College
Abstract: During this keynote presentation we will reflect on the “wins” experienced while teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the opportunities that have arisen as a result of the challenges. We will discuss how we can use what we have learned in order to effectively teach at this current moment in higher education and beyond.
Learning Objectives: During this keynote presentation we will reflect on the “wins” experienced while teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic, in addition to the opportunities that have arisen as a result of the challenges.
Modeling collaboration for research writing: Empowering students, incorporating successes from distance teaching
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM | June 23, 2021
Presenter: Sarah Hyson, West Chester University
Co-presenter(s): Amy Pajewski
Abstract: This presentation shares a faculty-librarian partnership in a First-Year Writing course that leverages modeling to foster collaborative writing in the classroom while providing a framework for empowering students to have a voice on current issues affecting our institutions, influence policy, and engage in research as an ongoing conversation.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to enact an innovative course design that reflects students experiences. Participants will be able to adapt effective distance learning modalities to in-person learning.
Engaging Preservice Elementary Teachers in a Synchronous Mathematics Course through Technology
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM | June 23, 2021
Presenter: Roger Wolbert, Edinboro University
Abstract: Elementary education majors can be timid in a mathematics course, which the online environment can intensify. This presentation will demonstrate a blend of technologies, including online manipulative, in a synchronous class setting. Then, a discussion of how this approach has helped to increase student engagement with the material will follow.
Learning Objectives: Attendees will be engaged in an active learning space for online learning through a blend of technologies (online manipulatives, Google Slides, breakout rooms), useful during COVID and beyond.
Online Instructors as TV Personalities: How Instructors Apply Multimedia Learning Design Principles
09:00 AM - 09:45 AM | June 24, 2021
Presenter: Tom Pantazes, West Chester University
Abstract: How well are online instructors applying research supported video design principles? I’ll share the results of my study describing instructor implementation of 11 multimedia design principles, factors influencing video creation processes, and provide context regarding instructors’ time, tools, and instructional approaches with video.
Learning Objectives: Participants will be able to - Identify eleven CTML design principles - Apply CTML design principles when creating future videos - Identify technologies to assist with video creation
The Spirit of The Times: Virtuality Culture and Technology-Mediated Learning
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | June 24, 2021
Presenter: Camille Dempsey, Edinboro University
Abstract: As technology continues to evolve, it is important to consider how it can be used in conjunction with teaching and the features of virtuality culture. These are informed by the Theory of Virtuality Culture, which expands Walter Ong’s framework of orality/literacy culture, by including technologies that mediate human presence and engagement.
Learning Objectives: Participants will explore: 1. the ways educational technologies create human presence and connection in teaching, 2. the features of virtuality culture mediated by educational technologies.
Kahoot as a Student Icebreaker
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM | June 24, 2021
Presenter: Kaitlyn Machcinski, West Chester University
Abstract: This session will focus on using Kahoot as an icebreaker for students. This is a convenient and interactive way for students to get to learn more about each other that can be done in-person or virtually. This activity is a great alternative for traditional icebreakers that may make introverted students feel uncomfortable.
Learning Objectives: The audience will learn how to use this popular tool in new ways. Many educators use this to review material; however, Kahoot can be used in many different ways.