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  1. Student Engagement: Lather, Rinse, RepeatThu, 02 Aug 2018 12:45:00 PDT
    Engagement plays a critical role in student success, yet with so many distractions around in the online environment and in the lecture hall it is not always easy to keep students engaged. So, How do you know if your students are engaged? In this session I will share a few new and not-so-new methods to promote student engagement and enhance student learning. Some are old tools (clickers, think-pair-share) with a new twist (applying methods of retrieval-practice). I will also share an online resource for students in both online and on ground classes that provides individualized learning paths and reporting tools to help students use metacognition and goal setting to improve their learning. In all these methods students examine new material (lather), recall the information (rinse), and retrieve it in some manner (repeat). More...
  2. Why and How to Make Your PowerPoint 508 CompliantThu, 02 Aug 2018 15:30:00 PDT
    Did you know, according to a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that 13.2 million people have a disability that requires 508 compliance? Thats one out of five people! How do you reach/teach those individuals using PowerPoint presentations? Accessibility does not have to be bland and boring. This presentation will include all of this and more. The learning objectives are: Summarize why accessibility standards are important. Identify key steps and strategies in designing an accessible PowerPoint presentation. Use best practices for making a PowerPoint presentation accessible (templates, alt tags, descriptive hyperlinks, and more). Join the fun and bring your laptop to follow along! More...
  3. Adaptive Leadership for AdministratorsFri, 03 Aug 2018 09:45:00 PDT
    Adaptive leadership is: The practice of mobilizing people to tackle tough challenges and thrive (Heifetz, Linsky, & Grashow, 2009). Problems without easy solutions face us in higher education today. To tackle these problems, all university employees must follow the lead of Heifetz, Linsky, and Grashow in viewing leadership as a verb, not a job. In this workshop, the presenter will provide a brief overview of adaptive leadership. Then we will work in small groups to identify adaptive challenges we face and discuss how we could use adaptive leadership to bring about positive change More...
  4. Co-Creating a Diagram in Microsoft Visio to Explore Underlying Image RulesWed, 01 Aug 2018 11:30:00 PDT
    This interactive session will involve the audience co-brainstorming a representational diagram or model about a common phenomenon. As this is drawn on-the-fly, the group will consider various features of a diagram in order to surface how these are created and visually interpreted. Some basic elements to be considered: shapes, shape sizing and comparatives, line thicknesses, labels, arrows, relations in space, foreground / background, color, 2D and 3D, and other factors. Along the way, some of Microsoft Visios common features (templates, shapes, grouping, send-to-back / bring forward) will be discussed, and some aspects of human visual perception will be explored. If time allows, the group will alt-text their diagram with a textual version of the images information. More...
  5. How to Better Serve Learners: Running a Basic Conjoint Analysis in Qualtrics Research SuiteWed, 01 Aug 2018 13:30:00 PDT
    A conjoint analysis refers to a common survey technique used in marketing and the social sciences (particularly political science) that offers respondents a closed selection of features from products and services, but also political contexts, elections, and other choice situations. The Qualtrics Research Suite offers a step-wise self-explicated model that walks respondents through the deconstructed available features of the target product/service/context, and the related attributes and / or levels. This presentation introduces the conjoint analysis feature, how to set up the feature, and the available analytics. (This will show only one of the available conjoint analyses on Qualtrics; several others are available with an extension to a base Qualtrics license. Also, others may use Qualtrics for information-gathering for their own more complex conjoint analyses choice-based/discrete choice, adaptive choice-based, menu-based, and MaxDiff if they are comfortable running their own fractional factorial analyses in a tool like IBMs SPSS.) More...
  6. Analysis of the Back-end Data from the Mediasite Platform (at Kansas State University in 2017)Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:30:00 PDT
    The Mediasite video platform enables the capture of screen- and web-cam based videos as well as their hosting. This presentation highlights some of what is gleaned from the back-end event-log data from a 2017 dataset from Kansas State Universitys instance of Mediasite. More...
  7. Analyzing Third-Party Apps Activated on the Canvas LMS at K-StateThu, 02 Aug 2018 15:30:00 PDT
    The Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standard has enabled learning management systems (LMSes) to integrate third-party apps on their respective platforms. This presentation describes research done on the third-party apps activated at Kansas State University during the initial five years of the Canvas LMSs existence and emergent thematic selections year-over-year and what that might say about the universitys uses of such apps. More...
  8. Systematizing Ways to Code Social Imagery for ResearchFri, 03 Aug 2018 08:30:00 PDT
    In this time of the Social Web 2.0 and big data, researchers have access to large public image-sets of social media imagery that may be used for research in any field with a social element. Content analysis using imagery is complex and multidimensional and interpretive. In this interactive session, the audience will select a topic, capture image sets in multiple ways, and engage their visual-analytical senses to begin to draft an analytical approach and rubric. This approach will involve both bottom-up coding and top-down coding. (This method can be applied to the evaluation of image upload assignments.) More...
  9. Drawing Decision Trees with Educational Data using RapidMiner StudioFri, 03 Aug 2018 09:45:00 PDT
    What are decision trees, and how are they used in machine learning (data mining)? This session introduces computer-induced decision trees, their respective parts, how to interpret them, and how to induce them from common datasets (using RapidMiner Studio). This will show how parameters affect the induced decision trees and the levers that may be used to affect instructive decision trees used for predictivity (to anticipate the future based on data-induced patterns) and for as-yet uncaptured future data. More...
  10. Use Reusable HTML Objects in Your Course Today!Wed, 01 Aug 2018 10:30:00 PDT
    This hands-on session will help you get started using Blackboards Reusable HTML Objects today. You will have the opportunity to work in a sandbox course or your own system to create HTML objects for course content. Learn how to use HTML objects for syllabi, learning resources, standardized guides/info, and assignment descriptions. We will also discuss places HTML objects do not display well. More...