Ohio Educational Technology Conference Program Posted

For those interested and involved with distance and technology enhanced learning or have attended one of the past ODCE/LLT higher education conferences, you’ll want to know about the Ohio Educational Technology Conference in early February.

The Ohio ETC is the combination of OLN/OhioLINK/OARnet conference and the eTech Ohio conference — coming together this year for the first time. There are many sessions directed towards higher education that shouldn’t be missed and opportunities to network with counterparts in primary and secondary education. The Ohio Educational Technology Conference has published its program guide for its annual meeting February 1 through 3, 2010 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. With over 300 concurrent sessions, 225 exhibitors, and acclaimed keynote and featured speakers (Adora Svitak and David Weinberger among them), it is sure to be a great event.

Registration is available on the eTech Ohio website. While there, also sign up for a “Hall Pass” that will enable you to create your own personal itinerary in the Ohio ETC Conference Planner. (Tip: when registering for a Hall Pass and are prompted for an Organization Category, select “Other” then select “College/University” under the Organization Type heading.)

This year is the first year of an exciting new conference mission — one that includes primary, secondary, higher education, and adult career center participants all in the same meeting. That mission is reflected in the theme of the conference: P-20 Conversations: Shaping a Path for the 21st Century Student. Highlighted below are events that might be of particular interest to higher education faculty and staff, and you are encouraged to view the entire conference planner for other sessions of interest. As you read through the descriptions, look for the “BYOT” sessions; these are “Bring-Your-Own-Tools” — 90-minute hands-on sessions where presenters teach attendees on their own tools.

Monday, February 1, 2010


BYOT (Bring-Your-Own-Tools) Session > 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
“e” is for Easy: e-Portfolios using Google Sites
Are you interested in having your students create e-portfolios, but you don’t know where to begin? Google offers a free service called “Sites” that anyone can use to quickly and easily create web pages using an interface that integrates text and multimedia seamlessly. In this session, learn all about how to sign up and use Sites, as well as some tips on how to create effective e-portfolios.
Presenters: Carman, Chris – Roosevelt High School (Kent City SD)

BYOT (Bring-Your-Own-Tools) Session > 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Spread Your Face all Over the Place: Extending Your Reach With web Video
With a computer, inexpensive camera, and free software, you too can produce dynamic videos for the web. In this hands-on session, attendees will learn how to leverage their current computing resources in conjunction with web-based video tools to create videos and screencasts that can be tailored to their students’ specific needs.
Presenters: Boeninger, Chad – Ohio University Libraries

Educational Session > 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Open Educational Resources for Credit-bearing College Algebra–Student Success Strategies
This blank easel presentation addresses whether Open Educational Resource (“free”) learning resources and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics “Focus in High School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making” provide new ways to improve college affordability and student success in college algebra.
Presenters: Acker, Stephen – OhioLINK
 Stitz, Carl – Lakeland Community College
 Zeager, Jeff – Lorain County Community College

Educational Session > 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Picture This: Visioning for Learning Personalization
The standards-based movement has created impetus for individualized learning in 21st Century Learning environments. We will explore the shift from best practice to individualized learning to a more innovative next practice approach to personalized learning. Participants will share current best practice and vision next practice and personalized learning supported by innovative technologies.
Presenters: Ward, Cheryl – University of Akron
 Morganti, Norma – Tri-C

Educational Session > 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
What you Should be Uusing: A Look at Innovative, Collaborative, and Interactive web 2.0 Tools
A tool box of new services that integrate easily into any classroom. Think in terms of web-based applications rather than costly software installations. Students drag and drop video, audio, and photos to develop an interactive poster board. Discover practical uses of cell phones for classroom projects that won’t leave anybody out. No half-baked ideas, no Twitter classrooms. It’s all practical.
Presenters: McCorkle, Sarah – Ohio Dominican University
 Weaver, Mark – Ohio Dominican University

Educational Session > 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
“No Budget” Instructional Design for Online/Hybrid Courses: Doing More With Less
We’re living in times where the budget is tight and the e-learning demands are high. Many of us are faced with reductions in budget; others may not have had a significant budget to begin with. This session will introduce you to free and low-cost technologies and discuss how these tools can be used to promote the creation of high quality online and hybrid courses.
Presenters: Royal, Christina – Cuyahoga Community College
 McKnight-Tutein, Gillian – Cuyahoga Community College
 Moses, Sandy – Cuyahoga Community College

Educational Session > 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Fly into Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is a free, easy way for students and peers to collaborate as well as create and store files. No applications to purchase. No storage space to worry about. Join us for an introduction and quick “how to” on a variety of applications including word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, brainstorming, & content mapping. Leave this session with ideas for use and a list of resources.
Presenters: Metzger, Catherine – Northern Kentucky University
 Metzger, Caryn – Wyoming City Schools

Educational Session > 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Haptics-Augmented K-12 Science Education
Haptic interfaces give human users force feedback and touch sensations from virtual models on the computer. Haptics has the potential to revolutionize K-12 Science Education. Imagine a software product on CD to augment textbooks (or delivered via Internet) where the student can interact, see animations of the resulting simulations, change parameters for exploratory learning, and feel the results!
Presenters: Williams, Robert II – Ohio University

BYOT (Bring-Your-Own-Tools) Session > 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
Screencasts: Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
The purpose of this session is to share a method of creating interactive learning experiences that can be shared locally or through the Internet. Participants will learn how to use screencasting to engage early readers or to enhance instruction for older students. Creativity and imagination are prerequisites for this session. Tools include screencastomatic, jing, and Camtasia.
Presenters: Sessoms, Diallo – Salisbury University

Educational Session > 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Exponential Learning: Implications for 21st Century Teachers and Learners
Exponential growth is all around us in the 21st Century. Our students must also begin to learn in exponential ways to keep pace with expectations in a global society. This session explores what exponential change might look like in 21st Century teaching and learning and some initial data collected over three generations of learners. Participants will share own exponential learning experiences.
Presenters: Ward, Cheryl – University of Akron

Educational Session > 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
High School STEM Programs with University and Industry Collaboration
This session provides teachers and administrators a model for implementing STEM programs that are engaging to students and develop 21st century skills. The program represents a collaboration between Cincinnati-area high schools, the University of Cincinnati, and local businesses. Characteristics of the collaboration will be described along with student learning outcomes.
Presenters: Rutz, Eugene – University of Cincinnati

Educational Session > 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
What full acceptance of technology will mean to teaching and instruction.
Hove you considered how full acceptance of technology use will change your teaching? Where does a person begin when looking for the brave new world of full technology use in intruction? Do you know how to stimulate and challenge the thinking of those around you? Be prepared to be challenged and to open your vision of teaching with technology during this highly interactive session.
Presenters: Routa, Michael – Ashland University

Educational Session > 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
A Learning Community Develops a Faculty Development Course for Designing Quality Blended Courses
In this session, a faculty member and instructional technology team member from the College of Mount St. Joseph will summarize the experience of using a Learning Community to develop a faculty development course on how to design quality blended courses. The course will be reviewed and participants will evaluate the quality of the course using the Mount’s version of the Quality Matters rubric.
Presenters: Hunter, Kim – College of Mount St. Joseph

Educational Session > 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Promoting Student Success Through the Use of Technology: A Holistic Approach to Distance Learning
Enrollment in distance learning courses continues to grow steadily as students look for flexible learning options to balance work, family, school, and other obligations. Yet, studies show that distance learning sill experiences high attrition rates, particularly in online courses. This session will discuss effective strategies in promoting student success through the use of technology.
Presenters: Royal, Christina – Cuyahoga Community College

Educational Session > 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
The Use of Blogs for Reflection and Wikis for Collaborative Conversation in the Classroom
Our session describes how blogs can be used for reflection and wikis for collaborative learning in higher education. Faculty from five different disciplines will share the types of projects their students created. Participants will brainstorm on how they might adopt this technology. Participants will also receive a step-by-step adoption guide and a summary of faculty lessons learned.
Presenters: Huber, Marsha – Otterbein College

BYOT (Bring-Your-Own-Tools) Session > 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Teacher Treasures from the Library of Congress
Engage students with primary source analysis activities from the vast free Library of Congress treasures. Explore the teacher-created collections and the newly launched teacher professional development program. Session will include hands-on activities, group discussion and guided practice. Participants will locate resources for their specific classroom that they can use tomorrow!
Presenters: Metzger-Galloway, Sherrie – Library of Congress

Educational Session > 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
I spy with a Webcam’s eye…
This session will open doors for instructors who have course objectives that cannot be adequately met in the classroom setting due to prohibitive costs, distance from needed tools, lack of local resources or possibly the nature of the subject. Through the use of a computer and webcam, observations, interactions, interventions and discovery can enhance student learning.
Presenters: Loftspring, Renee – College of Mount St Joseph

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


BYOT (Bring-Your-Own-Tools) Session > 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Upload, Comment, Share: VoiceThread for Content Area Reading
Millennial learners arrive at school comfortable with multitasking and in tune with the social context and experience the Web offers. Explore how educators can use VoiceThread to empower students with images and voice. Participants will learn how they can integrate VoiceThread into the content area classroom. Obtain hands-on practice and review exceptional p-20 examples in all subject areas.
Presenters: Brueck, Jeremy – The University of Akron
 Brueck, Kimberly – Green Local School District
 King, Sarah – University of Akron

Educational Session > 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Increasing Student Success by Using Web 2.0 to Create Cross-Institutional Learning Communities
This session focuses on pivotal community colleges in using Web 2.0 collaborations creating multi-institutional learning communities. The goal is to strengthen curricula in a foundational course like anatomy and physiology, offered at high school, college, graduate level. Limited communication between educators, result in omissions and redundancies. The model is designed to correct deficiency.
Presenters: Klein, Robert – Owens Community College

Educational Session > 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Using QR Codes and Mobile Phones for Learning
Wireless mobile devices play an important part in our lives. Come learn what can be done with mobile camera phones, wireless internet, and QR codes to turn virtually any location into a learning environment. QR code readers will be demonstrated and discussed. Participants will see how to create a QR code and use a QR reader on a cell to read the code, and connect to a video, audio or website.
Presenters: McNeal, Thomas – Kent State University
 van’t Hooft, Ph.D, Mark – Kent State University

Educational Session > 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Teaching with Micro-blogging Tools
This session will provide an overview of how educators and administrators can use microblogging tools for teaching, learning, and supporting students. Session will include discussion of applications such as Twitter and Edmodo and engage participants in activities to understand how these tools can foster student learning. handouts and resources will be provided.
Presenters: Hricko, Mary – Kent State University Geauga Campus

BYOT (Bring-Your-Own-Tools) Session > 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
#tweet. #learn. #lead.
Digital Age educational leaders should exemplify how an individual uses digital tools and resources. Learn how educational leaders can use Twitter to support their own professional learning goals while effectively modeling the path of the 21st Century students for their staff, community and students. Participants will learn interactively during a focused and intense hands-on Twitter session.
Presenters: Brueck, Jeremy – The University of Akron
 Brueck, Kimberly – Green Local School District

Educational Session > 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Dual Enrollment Courses – What are the Issues and Possiblities?
A moderated discussion on dual enrollment will examine the issues associated with offering these types of courses and programs, including: who pays, which students are eligible, and what are required teacher qualifications. Come prepared to ask questions and share your experiences.
Presenters: Rutz, Eugene – University of Cincinnati

Educational Session > 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Web-conferencing: Help Your Online Students Feel More Connected to you and Each Other!
Online students often complain that they don’t feel “connected” to their teacher or fellow classmates, or that they feel lost and out of touch. Teachers complain that it’s hard to teach online without being able to talk to their students. And how can online students make presentations? The answer? Live web-conferencing! Learn to use free, online web-conferencing tools to help your students learn.
Presenters: Kinney, Kathleen – Central Ohio Technical College

Educational Session > 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM
Web 2.0 Tools: Applications for Preservice Teachers
Web 2.0 tools are valuable teaching and learning tools. This session provides examples and applications of Web 2.0 tools used in an instructional technology and other courses in a teacher education progam. The tools and ideas provided in the presentation can by used by preservice, inservice teachers, and students alike.
Presenters: Geer, Cynthia – Xavier University

Educational Session > 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Blogs in and out of the Classroom, With a Focus on Girls
Blogs can be utilized in and out of the classroom as a way to create content, foster reflection, and participate in a community. The use of blogs as a learning tool is consistent with current learning theory and has potential, especially for girls. two different and freely available blogging platforms will be introduced as well as current theory and research that supports their use.
Presenters: Angelone, Lauren – Ohio State University

Educational Session > 3:45 PM – 4:30 PM
Phonology in Virtual Reality: Designing a Multi-Disciplinary Courselet in Second Life
The Kent State University English Language Maze is the university’s first major educational technology project in Second Life. The presentation covers a one year period as a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team develops a piece of educational technology for use in Second Life. The presentation covers working with a multi-disciplinary team and basic building techniques in Second Life.
Presenters: Karman, Barb – Kent State University
 Thomas, Christopher – Kent State University

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Educational Session > 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Movie Mania! Exciting Ways to Engage Teachers and Students in Using Digital Video Technology
This session will help technology educators design and present digital video technology instruction to teachers in a way that is exciting, engaging and effective. This instructional approach enables teachers to become confident and proficient users of digital video technology and encourages teachers to utilize DVT in their classrooms. Each participant will receive a handout with web resources.
Presenters: Becker, Sue – The Ohio State University at Lima
 Davis, Kimberly – Elida Local Schools
 Barnes, Mary Kathleen – The Ohio State University at Lima

Educational Session > 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Technology or Technique? Changing Faculty Perceptions about Technology and Online Education
The purpose of this session is to show how a well-developed instructional design process is actually the best way to get skeptical faculty involved in integrating technology and moving courses online. The presentation will detail Cedarville’s process and how it has been implemented successfully with our faculty.
Presenters: Humphreys, Don – Cedarville University

Educational Session > 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM
Wikified Webquest Project: Using Web 2 to Bridge P12 and Teacher Education
The panel members share their experiences in using Pbworks, a Web 2 wiki technology tool, to develop collaborative projects for P-12 learners. Using two projects to examplify the elementary and high school levels, the presenters demonstrate possibilities and benefits of using the collaborative feature of Web 2 in the project design process as well as in implementing the project in P12 classrooms.
Presenters: Huang, Xiaodan – Shawnee State University
 Sagraves, Keri – Shawnee State University
 Berry, Amy – Shawnee State University
 Lonsinger, Matt – Shawnee State University

Educational Session > 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Lecture Capture & Mobile Learning for Student Success in a Community College Nursing Program.
This session will focus on the technological acceptance and pedagogical efficacy of lecture capture technology & mobile learning material in a community college. The results of this study were measured using a technology acceptance survey (Davis & Venkatesh, 2000), Chickering and Gamson’s criteria (1987), student usability, and grade point distributions.
Presenters: King, Leslie – Columbus State Community College

Educational Session > 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Online Course Development: Partnerships between Faculty and Educational Technologists
Educational Technologists support instructional design, course design, emerging technologies and faculty training. We present an approach to establishing partnerships with faculty in the development of fully online courses while delivering media-rich content and streaming video using Flash Streaming Server, Camtasia and Articulate integrated with the Blackboard Vista 8 CMS.
Presenters: Hollis, Ben – Kent State University
 Raber, Jim – Kent State University
 Dalton, Eve – Kent State University

Educational Session > 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM
Thanks for the Add: Discovering “Other” Ways of Knowing on MySpace
This presentation will share the lessons my first-year writing students and I learned over the course of a school term as we performed “other” identities on MySpace. I and students from the course will discuss how successful students were in achieving a better sense of their own literacies when asked to assume the literacy (way of seeing, speaking, thinking, and knowing) of another.
Presenters: Boczkowski, Derek – The Ohio State University at Newark
 Ingram, Eric – The Ohio State University at Newark
 Schonauer, Lauren – The Ohio State University at Newark
 Lunsford, Deon – The Ohio State University at Newark

Educational Session > 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Being an Online Presenter: Uses and Best Practice
When done poorly, virtual presentations can seem like a long boring PowerPoint. This session will demonstrate uses such as virtual office hours, virtual classes, training, and web meetings, and discuss best practices to help you transform your virtual presentations into an engaging online experience.
Presenters: Budzick, Danielle – Cuyahoga Community College
 Dranuski, Kevin – Cuyahoga Community College

Educational Session > 1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Grant Writing Made Easy
Participants will be introduced to “Grant Success” a 4 stage, 32 step efficient, collaborative and proven system for creating successful grant applications. The session will include system and writing tips to develop novice applicant and building level grant writing capacity to successfully apply for local, state, federal and foundation funding. This system has produced over $8 million in funding.
Presenters: Brooks, Douglas – Miami University
(This post was updated on 16-Nov-2012.)