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2017
Thursday, October 5th
9:15 AM

Registration - Light Breakfast

Outside of Cone Chapel and Founders Room

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Welcome

Keith Cronk, Harding University

Founders Room

9:30 AM - 9:35 AM

9:35 AM

Teaching Online: 12 Things to Think About

Keith O'Neal, Lipscomb University

Founders Room

9:35 AM - 10:20 AM

Often knowing where to start is the toughest part of most tasks in life. From your first step as a baby, to riding a bike, writing a term paper, or starting a healthy lifestyle, the fact is, it is hard to get started.

10:30 AM

Playroom 1

Cone Chapel

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Facilitators in the Playroom will share their ideas and demonstrate how to use the following tools: Lightboard, Echo 360, Canvas, Turning Point, Zoom, Swivl, VoiceThread, Scholar Works at Harding, Collaborative Classrooms, Harding's Testing Lab and 3D Printing.

Student Panel Discussion - How has the use of technology impacted your learning?

Regions Room

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Students will discuss how instructors use technology to create an active learning environment.

11:10 AM

Creating an Online Ecology of Learning Part 1

Mary Lowe Ph.D., Liberty Christian University

Heritage 210

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

The spiritual ecology of the church manifests the same connections and interactions that God’s created ecologies possess. Based on Paul’s understanding of our connections and interactions with one another, one could argue that Paul thinks of the Christian community as a collaboratory of relationships, worship, and ministry where God’s people visibly live out their identity as God’s spiritually networked ecology. Designing learning ecologies with this paradigm in mind creates opportunities for students to expand their growth and formation through reciprocity and collaborative learning.

Remind 101

Paige Kee, Harding University

Heritage 209

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM

11:35 AM

Creating an Online Ecology of Learning Part 2

Mary Lowe Ph.D., Liberty Christian University

Heritage 210

11:35 AM - 12:00 PM

As our connections to one another become increasingly global, distributed, and characterized by hybridization, we need to create an online ecology that is able to encompass this complex and interdependent reality. We will be examining learning ecologies with this paradigm in mind

Dynamic Content Presentation: PowerPoint and Prezi

Diana Tepe Ed. D., Harding University

Heritage 209

11:35 AM - 12:00 PM

Teaching....learning....remembering....engaging…. these are just some of the words that could be used to summarize the educational experience. As teachers we want students to learn and retain that learning as they transition into their professional lives. Research indicates that engagement is one of the critical factors in achieving this goal. Come explore a few strategies to enhance student engagement with your content. Strategies can be applied to several presentation methods, but PowerPoint and Prezi will be specifically covered.

12:00 PM

Lunch

Founders Room

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM

Faculty Panel - Review of the New Summer Online Courses

Founders Room

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM

Faculty will discuss their experiences with designing their courses using quality review standards.

1:30 PM

Can I Use This? Copyright for Online Education

Jean Waldrop, Harding University

Heritage 209

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM

Copyright guidelines for resources posted in course management classes or online venues may be different from what you have been following for your face-to-face classes. This session will quickly cover Fair Use Guidelines, the TEACH Act (The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2002), and frequently asked questions along with resources and tips about using images, videos, obtaining permissions, and Creative Common licenses.

Ethics & Technology in the classroom

Glen Metheny Ph. D, Harding University

Heritage 210

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM

The struggle with ethics, ethical principles and unethical behavior doesn’t stop once you have been working for 5 years or 10 years. Technology has become an enabler, making unethical decisions so convenient that we often don’t stop and question that just because we can do something, should we do it. This session will look at ethical principles and unethical behavior and how we can choose to do the right thing even when it is not easy. Learn some practical ethical strategies to guide you throughout your entire career.

2:00 PM

Playroom 2

Cone Chapel

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Facilitators in the Playroom will share their ideas and demonstrate how to use the following tools: Lightboard, Echo 360, Canvas, Turning Point, Zoom, Swivl, VoiceThread, Scholar Works at Harding, Collaborative Classrooms, Harding's Testing Lab and 3D Printing.

Teaching Online: Taming the 400 Pound Gorilla

Mary Lowe Ph.D., Liberty Christian University

Regions Room

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Mission drives method. As instructors in the twenty-first century, we must align our identity with our methodology and learning outcomes. We also know that design drives outcomes and good teaching is good teaching, whether online or on campus. Finally, leadership drives participation. We can’t expect people to follow someone who isn’t leading. Faculty buy-in requires good leadership, collaborative models, and adequate training.

3:00 PM

Assessment: Getting the Most Out of Your Students

Keith O'Neal, Lipscomb University

Founders Room

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

An important aspect of cultivating student achievement, in both face to face and online environments, is getting students engaged in the learning experience. This Prezi takes a look at creative (often simple) options for low stakes assessments.

3:45 PM

Drawings

Founders Room

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

7:00 PM

Why an Ecology of Learning and Spiritual Formation

Steve Lowe Ph.D., Liberty Christian University

Cone Chapel

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Christian higher education is rightly concerned with the integration of faith and learning. An ecology of learning and spiritual formation model integrates God’s truth revealed in scripture with the natural and social sciences to provide a roadmap to facilitate the whole person development of our students on campus, online, and across their lifespan.

Friday, October 6th
8:30 AM

Forging Past Twitter as a Novelty: Effectively Using Twitter as a Way to Connect Educators

Keith O'Neal, Lipscomb University

Admin 200A Technology Training Space

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

For those that have a twitter account but still do not understand what the big deal is, or perhaps those who do not even have an account yet? Twitter is the largest Professional Learning Network in existence & we need to get educators plugged in.

10:00 AM

Prezi

Diana Tepe Ed. D., Harding University

Admin 200A Technology Training Space

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

In this workshop, we will cover the basics of Prezi, a dynamic presentation solution that utliizes a single canvas where you "move" to the content. The panning and zooming motion, which sets Prezi apart, needs to be designed carefully to enhance and not distract from the content. So if you are looking for a new way to bring your content to life, consider joining us for this workshop.

12:00 PM

VoiceThread: Humanize Your Online, Hybrid or Blended Courses with VoiceThread

George Haines, Voicethread Representative

Admin 200A Technology Training Space

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In this workshop, we will review basic VoiceThread features, showcase examples from actual courses and explain how VoiceThread works in your Canvas courses. There will be an open Q&A throughout the session.