eLearnX Event Agenda
May 15-17, 2023
9:00am - 4:00pm
*Enrollment cap of 30
The eLearnX event is cosponsored by the Empowering Teaching Excellence (ETE) and by the Center for Instructional Design and Innovation (CIDI). This three-day event provides a hands-on deep dive into the teaching tools and methodologies of online, virtual, and hybrid instruction.
- Day 1: Sessions on digital pedagogy and instructor presence.
- Day 2: Breakout sessions on edtech teaching tools and practical applications of instructional approaches from USU instructors and instructional professionals.
- Day 3: Culminates in each participant designing an activity for their own course, and access to other useful resources than can be immediately implemented.
|9:00-9:15am||Welcome & Roadmap||Dr. Paul Barr, Ph.D.
|9:45-10:35||Course Planning||Neal Legler||HH126|
|10:45-11:35||Pedagogy Primer:||The Cognitive Science of Learning||Amy Carpenter||HH130|
|Social Learning Strategies||Neal Legler||HH126|
|11:35-12:00pm||Practical Application of Learning Strategies||Neal Legler||HH126|
|1:00-1:45||Canvas Breakouts:||Canvas Grading||Neal Legler||HH130|
|Canvas Building||Gretchen Blackburn||HH126|
|Canvas Student Management||Amy Carpenter||HH120|
|2:30-3:30||Ideas for Creating Final Projects||
Spencer Spotted Elk
|3:30-4:00||Roadmap Refection||Neal Legler||HH126|
|9:00-9:15am||Roadmap & Expectations||Shelley Arnold||HH126|
|9:15-9:45||Getting to know USU Online Students & Resources||Daniel Allred||HH126|
|9:45-10:15||Teaching Interventions||Melanie Chambers||HH126|
||Breakout Session A:||
Creating Truly Meaningful Online Discussions
|Keeping Viewers Focused on the Right Stuff||Trent Hunsaker||HH126|
|A Vibrant and Dynamic Classroom in Digital Age||Danjue Shang||HH120|
||Breakout Session B:||Badging in Canvas||Neal Legler||HH126|
|Interactive Quizzing with Atomic Assessments||Gretchen Blackburn||HH130|
|Quizzing in Canvas||Jennifer Paskett||HH120|
|12:00-12:30pm||Group Recap Reports|
||Breakout Session C:
||Inclusive and Accessible Canvas Content||Christopher Phillips||HH120|
|Pedagogical Approaches to ChatGPT in the Classroom.||Beth Buyserie,
Rachel Quistberg, Russ Winn
(N)etiquette: Creating a policy for safe and respectful online learning environments
|2:15-3:00||Group Recap Reporting||HH126|
|3:30-4:00||Takeaways & Roadmap||Shelley Arnold||HH126|
|9:00-9:15am||Roadmap & Goals||Melanie Chambers||HH126|
|10:00-12:00pm||Project Creation & Design Consultations||HH Study Rooms
|1:00-2:00||Explore & Award||Melanie Chambers||HH126|
|2:00-2:30||Wrap-up & ETE10 Badging||Melanie Chambers||HH126|
Who Should Attend
- Instructors who want to improve the quality and efficiency of their course.
- Instructors looking for new and innovative approaches to eLearning.
- Instructors who want to become E-Learning leaders in their field.
- Instructors on the Digital-Age Teaching track in ETE10.
ETE Instructional Coordinator
I learned so many practical things and got a chance to think about some of the big issues as well. It is really encouraging that the university clearly values this kind of teaching by its regular faculty; I feel it signals an important way in which USU is different from a lot of higher-ed institutions in its commitment to giving faculty the tools they need and the opportunities they want to progress in their careers as teachers (even when they are research-primary in their appointments).
Just bending my head around the demands of a non-traditional classroom was the biggest thing I got out of the workshop, especially what to import from the face-to-face version of my class, and more important, what not to. What I learned was that online and distance students need my time and attention the same way students in a traditional classroom do...but having experts sitting next to me, listening to my goals and struggles, and showing me how to surmount obstacles helped enormously.