Conferences

22th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning (2011)

Reducing Information and Communications Overload in Management Online Education
Cutting-edge technologies have been used in the BAS in Supervision and Management program to enhance online discussions and classroom interaction based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). On the other hand, some of these technologies have also created information and communication overload in online courses. Students have returned to basic discussions where content quality has more value than the delivery method or the technology involved. They are SURVIVING information overload. The TAM model is being used to filter all new technologies implemented in management online courses, to reduce unnecessary methods that could overwhelm learners and distract them from the course content. (Presentation during International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, April 2011).

21th International Conference on College Teaching and Learning (2010)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 – 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Advanced Technology Center
Making Your Blackboard Course “Pop”
Are you or your students tired of the same old, boring online look of black letters on a white background? If so, this workshop is for you. In this interactive, hands on workshop, you will learn how to add images, banners, sound, and videos to the announcements, content, and discussions in your Blackboard courses. Liven up your class to help keep your students motivated. In this workshop, resources will be shared that will help you with adding and manipulating images, sound, and video. Prior experience with Blackboard is helpful but not necessary for this workshop.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m., Players D (Macintosh Multimedia Room)
Eventoons: Experimental creative art using educational eventoons, cartoons and avatars
Cartoons and Second Life (SL) avatars have been used in management and information systems courses to bring educational current events to ground and virtual classroom. Eventoons are an experimental creative way to use art to shape current events in a drawing and/or virtual world to enhance their impact in our students. Drawing cartoons for a class is done on a whiteboard and/or posted on a website (www.eventoons.org), blog or SL virtual world. Creations are experimental because they are tested for usefulness to enhance the learning experience. (ID #143/Track 1)

What are Eventoons?

Eventoons are an experimental creative way to use art to shape current events in a drawing and/or virtual world to enhance their impact in our students or viewers. Similar to political or editorial cartoons but with the intention to be used as a fun learning tool.

1. Eventoons @ Florida State College at Jacksonville

2. Eventoons @ Florida Community College at Jacksonville

3. Use of Eventoons in BLackboard 9, Blogs, and Websites

4. Finding cartoons and using them in your classroom

5. Eventoons @ other academic institutions

6. Eventoons outside academia

7. Avatars @ Second Life

7. Scoutoons

8. 9/11 Inspirational Drawings

Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Players D (Macintosh Multimedia Room)
Microblogging and social media groups to enhance classroom discussions topics
Microblogging and social media networks are two of the current web technologies that bring classroom activities outside the traditional ground and virtual platforms. Microblogging using Twitter is a creative way of posting comments and links that can be replicated in social groups, Blackboard announcements or inside a discussion board. Students are able to read and reply to tweets as part of a class or comment in a social group. Professors can select good responses and tweet them as a microblog in both Twitter and social media groups to expand discussions outside the classroom. (ID #139/Track 4)

1. Microblogging and Social Media Networks

2. Twitter as an academic teaching assistant

3. Twitter to Blackboard online courses. Announcements and Discussion Boards

4. How to add a Twitter Widget in your Blackboard Course

5. Facebook pages to expand discussions outside or after the course

6. Facebook as a support group. Sudents and Alumni

7. Linkedin as a support group. Sudents and Alumni

Thursday, April 22, 2010, 3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m., Players D (Macintosh Multimedia Room)
Capstone course development for the BAS in Supervision and Management
The Capstone in Supervision and Management is a course that focuses on the integration of knowledge, skills and abilities learned in the BAS in Supervision and Management program through a capstone project. Integrating management knowledge was accomplished by including the core competencies and program outcomes (professionalism, problem solving, literacy skills, management perspective, information technology and teamwork), business advisory board current industry needs, students’ current workplace experience, and faculty academic and practitioner experience. The result was a matrix of course components (team project simulation, individual project, OPQ, professional development, current topics, and mentoring) that combine and integrate the above-mentioned areas. (ID #158/Track 1)

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