June 20-23, 2022

New York, NY

EdMedia + Innovate Learning Workshops

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Monday, June 20 • 10:15 AM

Learner Experience Design: A Practical Approach for Empathetic Educators (F2F)

Christian Rogers, Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis and Jerry Schnepp, Bowling Green State University

Abstract: Learner Experience Design (LX) can help you develop creative ways to meet the expectations of evolving students and learning contexts. LX incorporates techniques, mindsets, and approaches from the field of User Experience (UX) and design thinking. It focuses on empathy for students. Having a deep understanding of student perspectives enables you to create innovative, engaging, and effective learning opportunities. Participants in this workshop will learn how to integrate LX into their curriculum development workflow. They will practice identifying insights from student interviews, develop student personas, ideate curricular solutions, and reflect together on how LX can help them to be more innovative and effective educators.

Workshop Goals: 

  • Learn the foundational principles of Learner Experience Design (LX)
  • Engage in activities that foster empathy toward students
  • Collaborate on creative solutions
  • Receive feedback from other participants to help refine their strategies

Presenters: Dr. Jerry Schnepp is an Associate Professor of Visual Communication Technology in the College of Technology, Architecture and Applied Engineering at Bowling Green State University. He teaches courses in Interactive Media, Usability, User Experience, and Augmented and Virtual Reality. His research efforts focus on STEM Education, Learner Experience Design, Technology for Online Assessment, Interactive Mobile Learning, Innovative Interfaces, and Computerized Sign Language Synthesis. He is the recipient of the 2022 BGSU Faculty Mentor of the Year Award, the 2018 Elliott L Blinn Award for his work supporting undergraduate research and creative work, and the 2018 Faculty Excellence Award from the Association of Technology Management and Applied Engineering.

Dr. Christian Rogers received a bachelor’s and M.S. at Bowling Green State University and a Ph.D. at the University of Toledo in the field of educational technology with a focus in media production. He is currently an Associate Professor of Computer Graphics Technology at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in the Purdue School of Engineering & Technology. He teaches in motion design and themed entertainment and conducts research in experiential learning, innovation education, and educational technology. He is also a faculty fellow with the IUPUI Institute for Engaged Learning and oversees multiple programs in student innovation.


Thursday, June 23

The G3 of Writing and Publishing Tips: Gentle Guidelines, Great Stories, and Gigantic Scholarly Gains (F2F)

Curtis Bonk, Indiana University and Meina Zhu, Wayne State University

Abstract: Journal outlets in the field of online and distance learning are exploding. Yet, the first few years as a researcher, faculty member, graduate student, and scholar can be overwhelming. Your first priority might be preparing lecture notes and new courses and then getting a research program initiated with new grants and projects. In response, this session will offer a wealth of suggestions and insights on organizing research teams, revising articles, corresponding with journal editors, and finding and selecting the appropriate dissemination outlet. In effect, this session offers a practical set of advice and insights into the processes and structures of writing that will help establish an academic writing program and lead one to a series of writing successes.

While today writing can be conducted just about anywhere, successful academic writers often find that creating a designated writing space – both physically and digitally – can be helpful in orienting the mind to begin, progress, and ultimately complete an assortment of academic writing projects. In this session, the presenters will journey through stories about their own personal writing spaces, describing key elements of the writer’s desk that contribute to inspiration, motivation, and organization for academic writing. They will also discuss the writing habits and strategies that they typically employ to create highly attuned spaces for writing amongst competing scholarly and personal demands.

Presenters: Educational technologist Curtis J. Bonk is the author of nearly 400 publications and has given close to 2,000 talks around the world. He is a former software entrepreneur, certified public accountant, corporate controller, and educational psychologist, and currently is an award-winning writer, highly published researcher, an awardee in innovative teaching with technology, and an internationally acclaimed presenter. A professor in the School of Education and at Indiana University (IU). In 2020, he was awarded the IU President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Technology — and in 2021, Curt Bonk received the David H. Jonassen Excellence in Research Award. In April 2022, AERA named him a 2022 AERA Fellow for his exceptional contributions to, and excellence in, education research. Curt can be found at http://curtbonk.com/ and reached at cjbonk@indiana.edu.

Meina Zhu is an assistant professor in the Learning Design and Technology program at Wayne State University’s College of Education. With research interests that include online education, MOOCs, self-directed learning, STEM education and learning analytics, she has published extensively such as BJET, IRRODL, DE, OLJ, and the Internet and Higher Education. Meina received her PhD in Instructional Systems Technology at Indiana University Bloomington. She has taught courses in interactive course design, user experience design for learning, mobile learning, and serious games. She can be reached at meinazhuiu@gmail.com or meinazhu@wayne.edu.


Standing Up a Community of Practice For Your Online Faculty (F2F)

Marnie O’Brien-Wagner, University of Southern California

Abstract: First proposed by cognitive anthropologist Jean Lave and educational theorist Etienne Wenger in their book “Situated Learning,” ‘Communities of Practice (CoP) are groups of people who share a concern, a set of problems, or a passion about a topic, and who deepen their knowledge and expertise in this area by interacting on an ongoing basis.’ Your online, adjunct or TPT faculty most certainly fit this description.

This workshop employs project management standards, business and systems analysis concepts, as well as best practices in teaching and learning to break down the necessary steps for designing, developing and implementing a community of practice for adjunct, temporary and/or part-time instructors serving education institutions.

Attendees will review and complete proven analyses models so they’re prepared to evaluate and justify a similar community of practice at their home institutions. Outcomes expected for CoPs may include a better trained adjunct pool, online teachers who are well-versed in their classroom and online technologies, teachers that feel more connected to their peers and a student body that benefits from all of the above.

Presenter: Marnie O’Brien-Wagner has 15+ years of Instructional Design and Educational Technology experience includes working and consulting in both academic and corporate environments; specifically, in fast-changing STEM organizations (e.g., Google) where she developed and scaled training frameworks for non-teachers involved in onboarding their peers.

Currently, she is an Instructional Designer at the University of Southern California, where she is a member of the Instructional Design Advisory Group for their Center for Excellence in Teaching. She holds a Master’s Degree in Learning Technologies and is a PMI certified Project Management Professional.


Integrating iPhone Photography and Video into Field-Work Assignments (F2F)

Al Liebman, Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC, part of CUNY)

Abstract: Often, students are more savvy and skillful with technology and social media platforms than their instructors. Through authentic and impactful fieldwork assignments, we can honor and further develop their existing social-media skill sets by having them integrate text, photography and videography to showcase their field-work accomplishments. This approach also helps them tap into their innate desire for creative self-expression, which can be tightly integrated into their academic assignments.

Presenter: Al Liebman has been teaching freshman composition, critical thinking and documentary film classes part time at CUNY (City University of New York) for the past 14 years. He is a former TV-news cameraman/editor/producer. In addition to teaching, he is a short filmmaker and photographer. His most recent short film, “Sea of Salvation,” was selected in film festivals. He designed and ran a small internship program at Brooklyn College, where he taught the interns iPhone videography and photography for professional purposes to help the interns support local nonprofits with their social media needs.

Al is an avid open-water swimmer, who can be found regularly, straight through the four seasons, at Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, which is affectionally known as “The medicinal waters off the coast of Southern Brooklyn.” His film and photography portfolio – SeaofSalvation.com – pays tribute to that vibrant and ethnically diverse urban beach and contains many examples of his iphone filmmaking and photography using both his iphone and professional cameras.


You Can Make Them Even Better: Hands-on Usability Testing of Instructional Materials (F2F)

Joanne Beriswil, Mississippi State University

Abstract: Have you ever thought to yourself, “I wonder how we could make these instructional materials even better.” The answer is…by doing usability testing. Usability testing is the underpinning of learner-focused instructional design. By doing regular usability testing of materials throughout the design process, designers can increase their effectiveness, efficiency, and learner-satisfaction. While traditional usability testing used formal labs, currently the accessibility of inexpensive technology solutions and ubiquity of web conferencing has made usability testing accessible to designers and educators who want to make the most of their instruction. This workshop will teach you the basics of usability testing, demonstrate the usability testing process, and provide hands-on practice of usability techniques.

Presenter: Dr. Joanne Beriswill is an award-winning educator and instructional design expert. For over 25 years, she has taught instructional design, media design, distance learning, technology integration, and computing fundamentals and has consulted on instructional technology projects at Fortune 500 companies, such as General Motors, NCR Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Eli Lily. After establishing herself as a professor, she has continued to update her knowledge of the latest corporate training techniques through conferences and personal contacts in the industry. She has supervised over six hundred instructional projects, including video-based tutorials, Computer-based Training (CBT) apps, web-based training, as well as instructor-led and Learning Management System (LMS)-based courses.


Unconventional and Collaborative ways to use Google Slides as an Instructional Tool in your Class that aligns with new computer science and digital fluency standards (LIVE Virtual)

Maria Esposito, Molloy University

Abstract: Blended Learning is a new approach to integrating technology into teaching and learning. Using existing tools such as Google Slides in an innovative way allows for teachers to differentiate instruction and provide opportunities for universal design. In this workshop teachers will learn how to use Google Slides as a discussion board, creating an infographic, stop animation, and virtual classroom. These collaborative applications of Google Sides are aligned with new computer science and digital fluency standards and ISTE standards.

Presenter: Dr. Maria Esposito is an Associate Professor at Molloy University. She is the coordinator of the Educational Technology Masters Program for graduate students as well as the Professional Development Program for continuing education students in educational technology. She has initiated a new Advanced Certificate Computer Science state application for teacher certification


Building Your Own Online Faculty Dossier for Annual Reviews and Tenure & Promotion with The Use of a New Online CV Folder System (LIVE Virtual)

Zafer Unal, University of South Florida

Abstract: If you are a faculty member at a university, you are required to keep track of documentation on your academic work in the areas of teaching, research, and service for annual review, tenure and promotion, and other purposes. While some faculty save their documents on their flash drive or personal/work PC – creating folders and subfolders, others choose to save everything in their email accounts. Regardless of the system used, faculty members still face the problem of not being able to organize and keep track of their academic activities. Now think about this. How long will it take for you right now to find a copy of the (1) PowerPoint you presented at the conference two years ago? (2) or paper you published last year? (3) or your course syllabi for all of your courses? (4) or the IRB file for your last research project? (5) your last grant application? (6) your annual evaluations? (7) your copy of certifications? (8) your most updated cv? If your answer is more than five minutes for any of the items, you are doing it wrong. This workshop will teach you a new original method on how you can build an online faculty dossier to keep your most updated cv and upload documentation for your teaching, research, and service activities so that everything is only a couple of clicks away. You will also learn how to keep your dossier private or share it with your colleagues. At the end of the workshop, you will have your own online faculty dossier.

Presenter: Dr. Zafer Unal is a professor at the University of South Florida. His research focuses on the assessment and accreditation of the teacher preparation programs, technology integration in education, and innovative classroom management strategies. He has presented at national and international conferences and published in leading education journals. He is the recipient of the 2021 AERA Distinguished Paper Award, 2020 EERA Best Professional Paper Award, 2019 AERA Distinguished Paper Award, 2018 GERA Best Paper Award, and 2004 TLC Best Paper Award. During his career at USF, Dr. Unal created various open-source and free technology projects. He developed the “FolioData” assessment system for his college collecting and analyzing data on applicant qualifications, candidate and graduate performance, and unit operations to evaluate and improve the unit and its programs (University of South Florida Patent & Copyright Office © 2005 (Tech ID # 14B166). He also developed a web-based application (schooldiversity.com) that calculates the demographic diversification of each school and school district in the United States. He created teacherserver.com for educators to apply case-based teaching method in classroom management. He also created flippedclassroommodel.com for preservice teachers to build flipped lessons.