Educational Technology Showcase Presentations from 2007
Academic and Research Computing Services
Mike Hutcheson - Electronic Library - Academic and Research Computing
Academic and Research Computing Services (ARCS) provides high performance
computing resources, programming support, and Unix and VMS systems support for
Asynchronous On-line Discussion to Enhance Learning
T. Laine Scales, Joyce Hull and Shemethia Webb - School of Social Work and School of Education
Instructors may develop and enhance learning communities by using asynchronous
online discussion between class meetings. Drawing from the work of Brookfield
and Preskill (2005), teacher ( Laine Scales) graduate student ( Joyce Hull) and
undergraduate student ( Shemethia Webb) will use laptop computers to present an
electronic poster session on their experiences with this format introduced in
Fall 2006. The two courses are social work courses Individuals, Families and
Social Networks, a class of 40 graduate students, and Human Behavior and the
Social Environment, a class of 18 undergraduate students. Presenters will
address the following: creating conditions for the online discussion,
participation of students and instructor, maintaining disciplined discussion,
bringing the on-line discussion into the face to face meeting, anticipated
outcome: enhanced learning community.
David Taylor - Electronic Library - Online Teaching and Learning Services
BearSpace is a network file storage system provided by the Electronic Library
Client Services and Information Technology Services (ITS) to students, faculty
and staff. BearSpace provides 1 gigabyte of disk space per person and allows an
individual to store copies of important documents such as homework, notes,
papers, and graphics on a system that is accessible from anywhere on the
Cell Phones in the Classroom: Making the Most of a New Technology
Blaine McCormick & David Grubbs - Hankamer School of Business
With 95+% of students claiming to own one, cell phones are a fact of life in
almost all college classrooms. This presentation seeks to move beyond "turn off
your cell phones" or "do not send or receive text messages during class" to
demonstrate how cell phones can used as an educational technology in the college
classroom. The presenters will demonstrate two basic classroom tools: basic
Likert-style polling via cell phones and opinion polling via cell phones.
Classroom Performance Systems
Chad Owens - Electronic Library - Classroom Technology Services
Classroom Performance System (CPS) is a student response system using wireless radio frequency connectivity. It gives instructors and students immediate feedback from the entire class and automates routine classroom activities like taking attendance and grading student work. CPS uses response pads and a receiver to capture instant data from your students. This system is portable and easy to integrate into any classroom.
Creating a Flexible and Technology-rich Learning Space for Class Meetings
David Burns - Electronic Library - Information Commons Services
Traditional computer classroom design often fails to encourage face-to-face
interactions among students, primarily due to limitations of the physical
layout: immovable workstations arranged in forward-facing rows or outward facing
perimeter seating. The Electronic Library is considering the transformation of a
traditional computer classroom into a flexible, technology-rich learning space
that supports interaction among students. The presentation will present existing
ideas and encourage participants to provide feedback about the proposal.
Developing Online Content for Podcasting
Dick Campbell, Carolyn Skurla, Steve Eisenbarth - Engineering and Computer
The School of Engineering and Computer Science is developing online content to
present engineering courses in a distance learning application. Once the content
is available online, many applications become possible beyond the initial
intent. One such application is the conversion of course material for
podcasting. Podcasting allows a user (student) to subscribe to a service which
automatically polls and retrieves the desired content. The content is then
available to the student on their PC or transferable to their personal portable
player. This presentation will discuss the lessons learned in the development of
this material and how it can be applied to the active classroom.
Digital Media Studio Services
Scott Myers - Electronic Library - Online Teaching and Learning Services
The mission of the Digital Media Studio is to provide high-quality multimedia resources and technical assistance to our faculty and staff. The underlying goal of all the projects that come out of the Digital Media Studio is to enhance learning, teaching, and research here at Baylor. We strive to provide a friendly environment where patrons can get the support they need for all their digital projects.
Darryl Stuhr, Eric Ames - Electronic Library - Resource and Collections Management
The Digital Projects Unit of the Electronic Library is responsible for digitizing, cataloging and digitally preserving rare and fragile materials to limit handling while providing greater access to the materials online. Using CONTENTdm-a digital object collection management and delivery system for images, PDFs, audio and video files-scholars can access the library's virtual collections through a customizable user interface.
Displaying Web Pages in Microsoft Powerpoint
Dr. Mark Devan Jonklaas - Dept. Chemistry and Biochemistry
This is done using a Powerpoint add-in created by Mr. Shyam Pillai called
Live-Web. It allows the playing of web pages directly in Powerpoint and has been
very useful in my teaching of biochemistry- especially in showing web based
flash animations that describe important biochemical principles (like enzyme
mechanisms or protein structure) directly and seamlessly through my Powerpoint
presentation (there is no need to have to open the desired web-page separately
in a web browser). LiveWeb does need installing the plug-in on the system it
will be used in, so takes a little time for initial setup.
Electronic Resource Solutions to Copyright Questions
Eileen Bentsen, Carol Schuetz, Janet Sheets, Sha Towers, Sinai Wood -
Come learn about new resources the University Libraries have made available to
incorporate visual, audio, and textual materials in your classroom instruction,
Blackboard site, and course assignments without violating copyright
Heidi Hornik - College of Arts & Sciences
This presentation will discuss the use of Adobe's Flash product to help Art
History students with learning the basic visual vocabulary for art history
classes. Like the necessary vocabulary to communicate in a foreign language
course, an art history student needs to memorize the essential vocabulary in
order to discuss a work of art. Hyperart allows a student to see a full color
image of the work of art while interactively learning the artist, title, date,
and style of the work. Hyperart is delivered to the students within Baylor's
Blackboard that allows them a place to access easily the materials for practice
in preparations for the identification quiz section of art history exams. Come
and try Hyperart out yourself. This presentation will be a combination poster
and web demonstration.
Implementing Apparel CAD Technology
Jaynie Fader - Family and Consumer Sciences
FCS 3360 is a computer-aided graphics course in apparel illustration, design and product development using Fashion Studio software. Emphasis placed on generating flat sketches, palettes, multiple colorways in textile prints, weaves, knits, the development of presentation boards and catalogs for product lines based upon target customer research and trends. Students acquire the skills in using computer graphics to illustrate apparel and present product lines.
Interior Design Presentation
Michelle R. Brown, IDEC, IALD & Dr. Adair Bowen, IDEC, ASID - Family and
The poster presentation will show the use of PowerPoint and Photoshop as digital
presentation tools in Interior Design. These techniques could be implemented by
other discipline in creating presentation. Interior Design students are using
PowerPoint, Photoshop or both to create traditional and digital portfolios of
their design work. These technology tools also allow students to create graphic
presentations such as boards for studio projects. The use of images from
websites and other digital resources allow students to incorporate materials
that might not be available locally or could not be obtained in a timely manner.
The slick graphic/adverting format is a presentation trend that is being used
more and more by students and professional designers. The poster presentation
will give examples of how these software programs are being utilized in the
interior design field. Employers are looking for graduates who have skills in
Photoshop and PowerPoint as well as the basic computer aided drafting (CAD)
Interior Design Rendering with PhotoShop
Michelle R. Brown, IDEC, IALD - Family and Consumer Sciences
This poster presentation will demonstrate the use of PhotoShop as a rendering
tool for Interior Design. Baylor Interior Design Students are using skills in
Photoshop learned in internships or through self-taught initiatives to render
drawings with a new technique. These skills are being used in upper level
studios. Rendering with Photoshop is a new method of adding color to traditional
line drawings, whether they have been drawn by hand or created on the computer.
Photoshop is not just for editing pictures any more. This digital technology
allows more than adding a color to the drawing it allows you to create shadow,
shading, and pattern and to give a realistic feel for materials. The
presentation will give examples of rendering done by students and explain some
of the tools use to create these renderings. Potential employers are looking for
graduates with these skills.
David Taylor - Electronic Library - Online Teaching and Learning Services
Internet2 is a consortium of over 200 universities working together to deploy
advanced networks and networking applications. As part of our participation in
Internet2, Baylor University is connected to other participating universities
via a high-speed network. Internet2 provides Baylor with leading edge network
capability to the national research community, enabling revolutionary Internet
applications and ensuring the rapid transfer of new network services and
applications to the broader Internet community.
Eric Ames, Sandy Bennett, Eileen Bentsen, Jennifer Borderud, Billie Peterson-Lugo, Beth Tice - Electronic Library and University Libraries
Have you ever questioned whether or not you should sign publishers' agreements when you publish; do you wish there was an alternative? Is it okay for you to use your publications in your courses or share them with colleagues? Are you interested in storing research articles and data in an online environment where they are accessible and preserved for the long term? Visit with staff from the Electronic Library and University Libraries about new publishing alternatives and models and the BEARdocs repository.
Cheyenne Kelly - Electronic Library - Information Commons Services
Moody Garden Level Computer Facility offers a way for groups to collaborate
electronically. TeamSpot allows group members to edit papers, create PowerPoint
presentations, search the internet, and much more from personal laptops while
being able to view and edit their shared work on a 42-inch display.
The Art of Discussion
Helen Harris - School of Social Work
It is true that you can get students engaged in class materials with technology. This poster presentation will show how Blackboard's discussion boards have enhanced the learning experience of social work students both in content classes and in seminars.
The Library Wiki Project: Developing Collegiality in the 21st Century
Doriss Hambrick - Academic Support Programs
The Library Wiki Project is a library research, cultural literacy exercise that
culminates in the sharing of information using the Blackboard wiki tool.
Using a Classroom Performance System
Dr. Mark Devan Jonklaas - Dept. Chemistry and Biochemistry
This presentation will discuss my experience with eInstruction's CPS Rf
classroom performance system and will cover areas where the system was not
successful for the purpose for which I intended to use it. Topics covered
include: Difficulty of student log-ins resulting in lost classroom time; when
used for attendance, students signing in for their peers even when their peers
were not present; the potential for students to cheat on CPS based quizzes in
this manner as well, etc.
Using Remote Access As an Instructional Tool
Terry Roller, Virginia Green - College of Arts & Sciences
We are using remote access as a method of monitoring our students while they
work and to do demonstrations for individuals on their desk tops and for the
entire class on their individual monitors. This seems to work much better than
projecting on a screen. Students are then unable to mouse around as opposed to
listening and we have their undivided attention. It also keeps everyone on the
same page. The program runs much more slowly than we would like but it has
proven to be a good teaching tool.
Virtual Field Trip
Michelle Toon, Tammie Kramolis, Janna Herridge, and William Shiu - ITS/School of Education
At the end of class on Thursday, February 9, 2006, I told the six students and
three coaches of my SeniorNet Learning Center of Waco "SeniorNet Introduction to
Computers" class that next week they should bring their permission slips,
passports, snacks, and to be sure to use the bathroom before they got to class
because we were going on a field trip. The excitement already in the air, I
prepared to take these over-50 "kids" on a trip around the world.