• A photo of the 2015 faculty technology showcase.

    Faculty Technology Showcase

    The Center for Learning with Technology will host the event September 15, 2016.

  • A photo of the 2015 faculty technology showcase.

    Improve student learning

    Teachers demonstrate and discuss ways to educate with technology.

  • A photo of the 2015 faculty technology showcase.

    Discover innovative technology

    Faculty learn tips and tricks for using tech in the classroom to enhance learning outcomes.


Faculty Technology Showcase 2016

The Faculty Technology Showcase is a yearly fall event that provides the opportunity for Harding faculty and guests to share and visit with colleagues about the new and innovative teaching technologies they use in their classrooms that enhance teaching and improve student learning. The Showcase is in an informal, interactive poster-session format allowing faculty and guests to demonstrate and discuss their experiences using innovative methods and technology tools to impact teaching, learning and student success.

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Event details

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p. m.
Location: 2nd Floor Burks American Heritage Building
Theme: Tech It Forward - Educate. Innovate. Discover. Collaborate.
Twitter: @HuLearnTech - #HUFTS16BUZZ 





Click here to Register!

First 50 registrants will receive a giveaway bag of goodies.
(Registration deadline: August 26th @ 5:00 p.m)

To view an electronic copy of the program, click here.

About the Center for Learning with Technology

The Center for Learning with Technology is the discovery team for innovative and applicable technology resources that faculty can integrate into their courses to engage students. Here you will find resources that will assist you with helpful new practices for teaching and learning, you can use to positively affect student learning outcomes. 

What can we do for you?

Use our audio/visual studio to record lecture materials and presentations, we'll produce them, then make them accessible to your students via Canvas or YouTube.
Record your lectures live in the classroom. Using Echo360 Lecture Capture, we can connect your classroom to Canvas (Learning Management System) for students to review.
We offer training in up-and-coming technology that can help you engage students in and out of the classroom. 
 Build your Canvas courses to make them cohesive and easy to use for you and your students.


Training Opportunities

Department-Tailored Services: We can provide training that is custom-designed for your department's specific needs.

Personal Technology Assistance: If you would prefer direct, one-on-one assistance tailored to your individual needs, please contact us and we will come to you.

Course Development: We use the Quality Matters (QM) Rubric, designed for the development of online and blended to courses, to assist with your design needs.


A/V Recording Lab

Our audio/visual recording lab provides a basic, yet functional facility designed to allow you to record lecture material in a quiet, controlled environment, free from the distraction of typical office activities. A popular use of the lab is to record voice-over presentations (PowerPoint) using Camtasia.

In addition, we offer post-production services, which include editing and exporting your recordings into any number of popular formats. For your convenience, we will also post your completed files to Canvas and/or YouTube.

The Center serves the entire Harding University faculty.

Meet the Showcase presenters

Darlene Smith - FTS 2016

Keynote: A. Darlene Smith is the Associate Professor of Education at Walters State Community College in Morristown, TN. 

Topic: How to Think Big but Start Small - Taking the plunge into the mobile world is simultaneously exhilarating and paralyzing. If you’re like most educators, you’ve been living and breathing your discipline for what feels like forever, making it better with each passing semester. And despite the anticipation and excitement, when you feel like you’re ready for a possible change, you feel stuck. Where do you even begin? How do you go about integrating some technology, changing or adding a new assignment, or entirely flipping a classroom? This keynote will explain how to think big but start small!

 

Allison Case is the LMS Support Specialist at Harding University. 

Topic (Poster session): What is Echo 360? What is Echo360 and how can I use it to Enhance Learning Outcomes? In this session Allison will show you the interactive components of Echo360 and illustrate ways you can use this tools in your course.

Dr. Michael Mills

Dr. Michael Mills is an Assistant Professor of Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Arkansas

Topic: Building Interactivity in the Classroom - In this session, participants will learn how to transform the passive nature of the lecture-based classroom to a more dynamic and engaging experience for their students through a mixture of technology-enhanced formative assessment and improved presentation style.

Dr. Melissa Shipp

Dr. Melissa Shipp is an Assistant Professor at Harding University’s College of Pharmacy, at Harding University.

Topic (Poster session): Utilizing Poll Everywhere to Encourage Active Participation within a Traditional Lecture. Poll Everywhere is a website for presenters that allows an audience to be asked questions during a presentation and collects responses in real-time. These responses will be anonymous to the audience members, but can address quickly the understanding of the topic presented. The current generation of university students is highly skilled with technological devices and responds well to teaching styles associated with technology. Using these devices (cellular, laptops, etc.), the educator can more readily engage the student audience while quickly assessing the understanding and activity of the material presented.

Dr. Glen Metheny is the chair of the Graduate School of Business and teaches classes in Organizational Behavior, Ethics, Leadership and Management. 

Topic: Web conferencing with the Big Blue Button. Whether you’re teaching online or on ground, conferences makes it easy to conduct synchronous (real-time) lectures for all of the students in your course. Conferences allows you to broadcast real-time audio, video, demo applications on your desktop, share presentation slides, or demo any online resources. Learn how Canvas integrates all of this with the Big Blue Button.

Dr. Ed Gray

Dr. Edward Gray is a Professor of Counseling at Harding School of Theology.  

Topic (Live Demo): Video Conferencing with Zoom and Google Hangouts. Have you ever had a guest speaker fly in for a class? How about an international student that is thousands of miles from home? Video conferencing in the classroom can eliminate the expense and time involved in long travel. You can even use it to connect with students, tech support, or other professionals outside of class time. Today we are a demonstrating two video conferencing platforms, Google Talk and Zoom. He will co-present with Scott Pritchett and Dr. Kevin Shelby.

Dr. Kevin Shelby

Dr. Kevin Shelby is an Assistant Professor in the Masters of Arts in Counseling Program, at Harding School of Theology. 

Topic (Live Demo): Video Conferencing with Zoom and Google Hangouts. Have you ever had a guest speaker fly in for a class? How about an international student that is thousands of miles from home? Video conferencing in the classroom can eliminate the expense and time involved in long travel. You can even use it to connect with students, tech support, or other professionals outside of class time. Today we are a demonstrating two video conferencing platforms, Google Talk and Zoom. He will co-present with Scott Pritchett and Dr. Ed Gray.

Scott Pritchett

Scott Pritchett is the Manager of Classroom Technology and Audio Visual Productions, at Harding University.

Topic (Live Demo): Video Conferencing with Zoom and Google Hangouts. Have you ever had a guest speaker fly in for a class? How about an international student that is thousands of miles from home? Video conferencing in the classroom can eliminate the expense and time involved in long travel. You can even use it to connect with students, tech support, or other professionals outside of class time. Today we are a demonstrating two video conferencing platforms, Google Talk and Zoom. He will co-present with Dr. Kevin Shelby and Dr. Ed Gray.

Amber Hug

Amber Hug is the Lab technician in the Biology department, at Harding University.

Topic (Live Demo): Swivl: How to go beyond the classroom with video. Using your own smartphone, you can dive into dynamic lecture: anytime, anywhere. Do you pace, are you hard to video, is your teaching environment different than a standard lecture room? Swivl can help. Place your phone in the dock, open the Swivl app, hit record and go. In this session, Amber will conduct a live demo of how Swivl works. 

Dr. Jodi Whitehurst

Dr. Jodi Whitehurst works as a composition instructor at Arkansas State University—Beebe. 

Topic: Technology in Motion: Websites with Screencast. This session will provide an overview of several assignments in which students create websites as a product to showcase their learning. The process will be discussed, along with the areas of growth students experience as a result of this assignment format. The second part of this presentation will include an innovative way to provide feedback to students for digital assignments, like websites, using free screencast software. This strategy is particularly helpful for online or hybrid classes. A screencast is a digital video recording that captures actions taking place on a computer screen. It can also include audio and video of the instructor. Students benefit from clear and specific feedback on assignments. By creating screencast videos for feedback, faculty are able to indicate specific needs for revision within student assignments, discuss possible approaches for revising, display assignment rubrics to specify criteria that are and are not being met, direct students to online resources, and give “voiced” affirmations. She will co-present with Jennie Gates.

Jennie Gates - FTS 2016

Jennie Gates works as an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at Arkansas State University--Beebe. 

Topic: Technology in Motion: Websites with Screencast. This session will provide an overview of several assignments in which students create websites as a product to showcase their learning. The process will be discussed, along with the areas of growth students experience as a result of this assignment format. The second part of this presentation will include an innovative way to provide feedback to students for digital assignments, like websites, using free screencast software. This strategy is particularly helpful for online or hybrid classes. A screencast is a digital video recording that captures actions taking place on a computer screen. It can also include audio and video of the instructor. Students benefit from clear and specific feedback on assignments. By creating screencast videos for feedback, faculty are able to indicate specific needs for revision within student assignments, discuss possible approaches for revising, display assignment rubrics to specify criteria that are and are not being met, direct students to online resources, and give “voiced” affirmations. She will co-present with Dr. Jodi Whitehurst.

Contact us

Center for Learning with Technology is part of eLearning
Telephone: 501-279-5201
Email: hulearn@harding.edu
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