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Teaching with Technology Fair

May 16, 2013

8:30 am - 4:15 pm

Registration Closed

Teaching with Technology Fair

Connect and Collaborate - Teaching and Learning with Technology

Join faculty and staff from all JHU schools for an exciting program with presentations and interactive sessions on student evaluation and assessment, innovations in online learning, integrating technology into face-to-face classrooms, delivering Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and much more. 


8:30 - 9:00 am:  Registration and Continental Breakfast (1st Floor Atrium)

9:00 - 10:00 am:  Keynote Speaker (Lecture Hall West)

Using Analytics to Encourage Student Responsibility and Identify Effective Course Design (Click here to view slides)

John Fritz, Assistant VP of Instructional Technology & New Media, UMBC

Since 2007, Fritz and his team at UMBC noticed a trend that students earning a D or F have engaged with their LMS 40% less than students earning a C or higher. They began to wonder if that pattern held true throughout the semester and what would happen if all students could see this sooner? And how might prior student LMS activity inform instructors’ future course design? Focused on helping students take more responsibility for their learning, UMBC created a “Check My Activity” (CMA) dashboard they all see when logging into their LMS, Blackboard. 

Fritz is responsible for UMBC's focused efforts in teaching, learning and technology and was the original information architect and content developer for their website. Before joining OIT in 1999, he served as UMBC's director of News & Online Information for four years, and has more than 10 years experience as a public information officer, writer and editor in three University of Maryland campuses. He teaches a class in "web content development" for UMBC's English and Information Systems Departments, and has taught part-time for several years.

He holds an M.A. in English (with an emphasis in rhetoric and composition) from the University of Maryland, College Park; a B.A. in English and Religion from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, Maryland; and a Certificate in New Media Publishing from the University of Baltimore.

10:15 - 11:45 am:  Track Showcase (Lecture Hall West)

Using Quality Matters to Improve Online Courses
  • Hilda Rizzo-Busack - Instructional Designer, Johns Hopkins University Advanced Academic Programs
What Does the Future Hold for Blackboard at JHU?
  • Jason Schnell - Manager, Academic Technology, IT@JH
  • Ian Goh - Blackboard Admin, IT@JH
  • Karen Owens - Solutions Engineer, Blackboard Inc.
Real Time Collaboration and Studio Instruction (Click here to listen to audience recording)

12:00 - 1:00 pm:  Lunch Session (2nd Floor Atrium)

Dialog on Interprofessional Education Activities and the Role of Technologies
  • Bob Dudas, MD - Assistant Professor, JHU School of Medicine
  • Kathleen L. Becker, DNP, MSN, RN - Assistant Professor, JHU School of Nursing
  • Ibby Tanner, PhD, MS, RN - Associate Professor, JHU School of Nursing

1:15 - 2:00 pm:  Concurrent Sessions

LocationTitle and DescriptionPresenters

Lecture Hall West

New Solutions for Lecture Capture

Matt Bochniak, Multimedia Specialist, Engineering for Professionals

Denille Williams, Instructional Designer, Engineering for Professionals

Raphe Reggie, Multimedia Systems Specialist, School of Nursing

Emily L. Jones, Emerging Technologies Manager, School of Nursing

Room 341

Best Practices for Creating Self-Directed Learning Modules (Click here to view slides)

Tamara Kravitz - Project Administrator, Johns Hopkins Medicine Interactive Learning

Nathan Poole - Instructional Technologist, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

Room 470

Learning with Flipped Classrooms

Tracy Thompson - Instructional Designer, JHSPH CTL

2:15 - 3:00 pm:  Concurrent Sessions

LocationTitle and DescriptionPresenters

Lecture Hall East

Teaching Across JHU Divisions: Inter-Divisional Collaboration to Deliver an Online Degree Program

Anne Belcher, PhD, RN, AOCN, CNE, FAAN
Associate Professor, JHU School of Nursing

Chadia Abras, PhD
Program Director of Distance Education, JHU School of Education

Linda Adamson, EdD - Assistant Professor, JHU School of Education

Room 470

Driving Higher Course Evaluation Completion Rates with EvalKit

Craig Smith - Associate Registrar, Homewood Student Affairs, Johns Hopkins University

Dennis Heath - Registration Coordinator, Homewood Student Affairs, Johns Hopkins University

Emily L. Jones, Emerging Technologies Manager, School of Nursing

Lecture Hall West

Clickers & Phones: Multiple Approaches for Audience Response Systems

Join us for this interactive session to explore multiple platforms being used at Johns Hopkins to enable audience response in large and small classrooms.  Dedicated clicker hardware and bring your own device (BYOD) approaches will be showcased along with the strengths, weaknesses, and lessons learned from the schools implementing them.  This session will be interactive so bring your cell phones or tablets to participate.

Brian Cole - Senior Information Technology Specialist, Center for Educational Resources, Johns Hopkins University

Robert Kearns, MSEd - Instructional Design Manager, JHU School of Nursing

Laura Taylor, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor, JHU School of Nursing

Kathryn E Tifft Oshinnaiye, PhD - Lecturer, Dept. of Biology, KSAS

3:15 - 4:15 pm:  Panel Discussion - Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) (Lecture Hall West)

Panel Participants
  • Ira Gooding - Educational Resource Coordinator, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Henry Perry, PhD, MD, MPH - Senior Associate, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Karen Charon, RN, MPH - Associate Lecturer, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Cheryl Dennison-Himmelfarb, RN, ANP, PhD, FAAN - Associate Professor, JHU School of Nursing
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