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Improving Student Writing | Learning & Teaching Online | Emerging Technologies | Curriculum Architecture | Office Hours

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Improving Student Writing

Rm. AH2134
Time
Library/Rhetoric & Writing Tutoring Center Pilot, Carolyn Baber & Glen McLish ,The Library & Rhetoric and Writing
9:40
Calibrated Peer Review , Judith Annicchiarico, Rhetoric and Writing
In my discussion of my students' uses of Calibrated Peer Review, I will explain what I learned about the program. Designed to help science instructors in large lecture classes to include writing assignments without having to spend additional time grading, Calibrated Peer Review holds some promise for instructors in any discipline who wish to engage students more deeply through writing projects and peer assessment without committing a great deal of class time to peer workshops or office time to commenting on student drafts.
10:20
Peer review in an economics writing course: the Pen is still mightier than the SWoRD, Jennifer Imazeki, Economics
Scaffolded Writing and Reviewing in the Disciplines(SWoRD) is a web-based peer-review system. One of the primary innovations of SWoRD, relative to other peer review tools, is the scoring algorithm through which peer review scores are converted into student grades for both writing and reviewing. In this session, I will discuss my experience with SWoRD, which I used in Spring 2011 for an upper-division writing course for economics majors, replacing my previous system of ‘manual’ peer review (i.e., students swapping papers). Slides
11:00
MYWRITNGLAB: what worked and WHAT DIDN'T, Steve Barbone, Philosophy
Interested in incorporating a go-at-your-own-pace, individualized, online learning module to polish students’ writing abilities in a course that requires writing but is not a course about writing? MyWritingLab, though it has some excellent features, just may not be the tool for you unless you turn your course into a writing course. My semester-long experiment
11:40
The SDSU MyWritingLab Initiative Heather Stratton, Pearson
How do you improve student’s writing skills? MyWritingLab is an online learning system that provides better writing practice through diagnostic assessment and progressive exercises to move students from literal comprehension to critical thinking and writing. With this better practice model, students develop the skills needed to become better writers! Over 200,000 student use MWL—this session will discuss the proven success behind MWL and the MyWritingLab initiative beginning in the fall, sponsored by the Provost and the Division of Undergraduate Studies.
1:40
College of Education Writing Initiative MyWritingLab & Enhanced InSite aka Turnitin Pilot Project Overview, Nola Butler Byrd, Community-Based Block Program & Dale Specter, Teacher Education
Effective writing skills are critical to the effective performance of competent professionals in all fields. Unfortunately, many students from undergraduate to the doctoral level are often under prepared for academic and professional writing. In August 2010, the College of Education (COE) implemented a writing initiative to help students develop professional writing skills, which began with a pilot of MyWritingLab and Enhanced InSite. Nola Butler Byrd and Dale Spector, will share their experiences with these software programs and results from of the COE pilot study. Pilot Results
2:20
Community Collaboration: Utilizing a Wiki as a Innovative, Collaborative Tool for Teaching Community-Based Service Learning (CBSL)
Jill Gannon, MA Candidate & Patricia Geist-Martin, Professor, Communication
The goal of community-based service learning is creating an environment in which all stakeholders can collaborate outside the parameters of a traditional course. Creating a wiki site enables current, present, and future students to interact with faculty, other students, and organizational members in one collaborative space. Technology promotes innovation and collaboration as all stakeholders participation in the creative and learning process now and in the future, long after the semester course has ended. Slides
3:00

Learning and Teaching Online

Rm. AH3177
Time
Rhythm & Ritual: Structure and its Function in an Online Course, EJ Sobo, Anthropology
In this informal presentation, I will discuss the value of rhythm and ritual in facilitating teaching/learning in distance education. I will review the uniform organization scheme used in my own courses, which involves a repeated series of elements, including ‘learning modules’. Slides
9:40
Turnitin-Tools Carol Tohsaku & Andrea Saltzman, ITS
Originality Checker ensures original work by checking submitted papers against 14 billion web pages, 150 million student papers and leading library databases and publications. GradeMark saves time and improves feedback through online grading where standard and customized marks appear directly on the student's paper. PeerMark engages students in the writing process by providing structured, anonymous feedback of other student's written work.
10:20
And What About Free and Low Cost Learning Resources? Suzanne Aurilio, ITS
In this presentation, I’ll explore the landscape of free and low cost learning resources and offer some insight and suggestions on using them.Slides CSU Affordable Learning Solutions
11:00
Four Ways You Can Leverage the Internet, Terri Larsen, Computer Science
Two years ago I apprehensively took the leap from hybrid to fully online and I haven't looked back. Still not sure you can do it? Looking for ideas for your curriculum? I'll share at least 4 different ways I'm using the Internet to engage, teach, and assess students online.Slides
11:40
Creating discussion spaces in online environments: Using student blogs as discussion boards, Valerie Renegar, Communication
Blackboard 9.1 gives instructors the ability to create discussion assignments through student blogs. Entries are more elegant than the old discussion board format and resonate with student experiences with other kinds of blogs. Comments can be used to stimulate discussion among students, while maintaining the primacy of the original posting.
1:40
Should you social-ize with your students? Social Media and Pedagogy, Kurt Lindemann, Communication
Many teachers are using social media to communicate with students while some are still wondering whether social media is pedagogically useful at all. The presentation, predominantly discussion-orientation, will explore the ways teachers might use social media, including twitter, facebook, and foursquare, in pedagogically useful ways. Foursquare for Universities
2:20
Psych 101: From Face-to-face to Online Mark Laumakis, Psychology
This talk traces the evolution of my Psych 101 course since 2005. I will describe the iterative redesign of the course, as it morphed from a face-to-face course to an online course. I will also map out the evaluation process and results that helped guide the evolution of the course
3:00

Emerging Technologies(with archived sessions)

Rm. AH2108
Time
Improving Reading & Writing Skills through Universal Design for Learning & Read & Write Gold
Robert Erichsen, Mira Costa College & Mari Guillermo Interwork Institute
Universal Design for Learning and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an approach to designing courses that make learning accessible to all students.
This session will introduce you to the UDL Principles and demonstrate how these principles are being implemented to improve the reading and writing skills of students using an innovative literacy software. UDL-RWG.pdf Archived session
9:40
Read&Write Gold Literacy Software, Thomas McMullen, Texthelp & Robert Erichsen, Mira Costa College
Read & Write GOLD, an award-winning literacy software solution, allows students to access any curriculum and complete reading, writing, and research assignments as well as take tests independently. Learn how students, including those with reading and writing difficulties, learning disabilities and English Language Learners, can reach their potential.
Educator Brief 2011_Spring.doc Educator Brief 2011_Spring (Text Only).doc Session Archive
10:20
iPads for Writing, Kathy Williams, Biology & Center for Teaching & Learning
In this session I describe how I use Blackboard and the iPad to facilitate assigning, reading, and scoring writing assignments. With these tools, I can "go paperless" with writing assignments, and I find I make these assignments and give students feedback more easily than before I used these tools. Session Archive
11:00
Blackboard 9.1, Jon Rizzo, ITS Session Archive
11:40
Next Gen Response Systems (Clickers) at SDSU, Jim Julius, ITS Slides Session Archive
1:4
Turnitin-Tools _Carol Tohsaku & Andrea Saltzman, ITS
Originality Checker ensures original work by checking submitted papers against 14 billion web pages, 150 million student papers and leading library databases and publications. GradeMark saves time and improves feedback through online grading where standard and customized marks appear directly on the student's paper. PeerMark engages students in the writing process by providing structured, anonymous feedback of other student's written work. ITS Plagiarism website Handout.doc Session Archive
2:20
Lecture Capture,Marc Pastor, ITS
3:00

Curriculum Architecture

Rm. AH1112
Time
CTL Series-Part 1 Mission Possible: Preparing Academic Program Mission Statements that are Ready for the Real World, Brock Allen, Center for Teaching & Learning
This CTL series of sessions is designed for curriculum leaders who are preparing submissions to the Senate Student Learning Outcomes Committee regarding mission statements and learning goals for academic programs (due September 30).
9:40
CTL Series-Part 2 Preparing Learning Goals for Academic Programs, Brock Allen, Center for Teaching & Learning
See above
11:00
CTL Series-Part 3 Coaching: Writing Mission Statements & Learning Goals for Academic Program, Members of the Student Learning Outcomes Committee
See above
1:40
Working with the College of Extended Studies: Opportunities for Innovation, Community Engagement and Revenue Generation, Jan Wahl, College of Extended Studies
The College of Extended Studies partners with academic colleges and departments to offer a wide range of traditional and non-traditional educational experiences. This session will provide an overview of the opportunities for innovation, community engagement and revenue generation. The presenter for this session is Jan Wahl, Associate Dean of the College of Extended Studies.
3:00

Office Hours

Rm. FIT
Time

9:40
Blackboard 9.1, Jon Rizzo, ITS
10:20
Turnitin, Originality Checker, Carol Tohsaku, ITS
11:00
iPads for Writing, Kathy Williams, Biology, CTL
Affordable Learning Solutions, Suzanne Aurilio, ITS
11:40
Blackboard 9.1, Jon Rizzo, ITS
1:40
Next Gen Response Systems (Clickers) at SDSU, Jim Julius, ITS
2:20
Turnitin PeerMark & GradeMark Carol Tohsaku & Andrea Saltzman, ITS
3:00
Improving Student Writing | Learning & Teaching Online | Emerging Technologies | Curriculum Architecture | Office Hours

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