2010 ETS Poster Session Titles

2010 ETS Poster Presentation Titles, Authors, & Abstracts

BearCat+: A New Way To Do Your Research!
Denyse Rodgers
Come learn about the new BearCat+ (AquaBrowser), a visually engaging Web 2.0 search/discovery interface that will be used to supplement the current BearCat search interface.
Blackboard 9
Abby Gamble
Blackboard 9 is the latest release of the Blackboard Academic Suite and is the first stage of a multi-year, multi-release rollout of the merged Blackboard and WebCT course management systems called Project NG. This release builds on the student engagement tools in earlier releases, improves the performance of the software, enhances the entire user interface to make it easier to use, and brings new features such as extended group tools, multiple attempt assignments, new instructor and student dashbaords, and a new blog tool.
Converting a Powerpoint Presentation into a Video Lecture using CamStudio and Windows Movie Maker
Mark Devan Jonklaas
CamStudio is freely available screen recording software. Think of it as "the PrintScreen function on steroids," where, instead of just taking a screenshot, you get a real-time video recording of the images occurring on your computer's monitor. It also concurrently records sound through a microphone connected to the computer via the line-in. Using its screen and voice recording features, I have used CamStudio and a basic webcam microphone to record narrated PowerPoint presentations (Video Lectures) to supplement (and at times replace) my class lectures. PowerPoint does natively contain the ability to record narrated presentations that play on their own, but lacks the ability to capture and track the cursor moving around the screen which is often needed to highlight important information. Because of the nature as screen recording software, CamStudio is not subject to this limitation.

Two disadvantages of screen recording using CamStudio are that it produces very large ".avi" format files and that the synchronization of the audio to the video starts to lag. The lag starts to get noticeable for recordings longer than approximately 4 minutes, so this produces a significant length limitation to narrated video recordings that can be made with CamStudio. I have been able to overcome these limitations using Microsoft's Windows Movie Maker, which is freely available movie editing software to those with contemporary Microsoft Operating Systems (I know that it is available for Windows XP and higher). I thus record four-minute segment clips of a PowerPoint presentation using CamStudio and import these into Movie Maker (in a very easy process - due to ease of use of Movie Maker).

Movie Maker also allows me to perform rudimentary editing on the presentations like splicing out mistakes with its easy splitting function. After assembling a presentation in this manner I then use Movie Maker to save it as an audio/video in the ".wma" file format, which results in a significant compression of the data size: For e.g., a ~22:30 minute Video Presentation is saved as ~86.6 Mb .wma file. The .wma files can be played by students using Windows Media Player, which is freely available for both Macs and PCs. The free nature of both programs makes this methodology a very affordable solution to producing Video Lectures of PowerPoint presentations. In addition, student feedback of the Video Lectures has been very positive, with students appreciating the ability to rewind and re-watch a missed concept.
Electronic Books - Easy Access, Anytime, Anywhere
Ramona McKeown & Andrea Turner
Baylor students, faculty, and staff have round-the-clock access to a vast array of electronic books in all subject areas. The poster session will present samples from the various platforms available and highlight similarities and differences.
Elluminate Live
John Lowe
Come learn about Baylor's enterprise solution for webconferencing.
Getting Started with Zotero for Citation Management
Ellen Filgo
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use Firefox extension to help you collect, manage, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work-in the web browser itself. Zotero also has several features that enable you to enhance the citations you collect, including automatic capture of webpages, storage of PDF files, images, and links, as well as note taking and search capabilities. This poster will show you how to get started with this powerful research tool.
GoogleWave as an Out-of-Cass Collaborative Learning Tool
Amanda Sturgill
GoogleWave is a new, free tool that allows real-time, collaborative document editing. This tool can be appropriate for encouraging students to think together about issues, particularly ones in the online domain. This presentation will cover a case study of my experiences using this tool for a theory and practice-based graduate class for both class discussion and development of a joint research project.
HD Videoconferencing at Baylor
Nils Holgersson
Inform, demonstrate quality of audio and video, compare to SD, describe role of videoconferencing on campus and how HD enhances that role.
How Video Capture Made Me A Better Teacher
Blaine McCormick
In the Fall 2009 semester, I started doing a video capture of my class lectures in Kayser Auditorium. I posted them all on Blackboard after class and tracked viewing statistics. I also tracked attendance statistics and assurance of learning metrics. In the Spring of 2009, I added a personal video capture at my desktop where I could record brief instructional videos and post them on Blackboard as well. This poster session will share conclusions about this video experiment, discuss how video capturing changed the way I instruct students, and why I use PowerPoint less than ever before.
KICing the Paper Habit: Demonstration of the Libraries' New 'KIC' Public Scanners
Jeff Steely
Come see a demonstration of the library's new KIC scanners.
Lecture Capture
Dennis Campbell
Utilizing lecture capture to increase retention and augment current class content.
New Technology Implemented in Fashion Design and Merchandising (Fabric Painter)
Jaynie Fader
Fabric printer - We have continued to use our new fabric printer. I'd like to bring more samples from students and maybe some garments they have created. This fabric printer is a green machine that utilized nano inks. It is environmentally friendly and we are the only university in the world to have this version of the printer.
New Technology Implemented in Fashion Design and Merchandising (Fashion Design)
Jaynie Fader
Fashion design - I'd like to bring storyboard posters made by students. I'd also like to bring a poster of some new construction detail drawings. this is something new that we have been working on.
New Technology Implemented in Fashion Design and Merchandising (WebPDM)
Jaynie Fader
WebPDM - product data management software that is used to create, organize, and communicate apparel and fashion information, data, and images to employees, vendors, and contractors scattered around the world using the Internet. We have implemented several software modules from WebPDM including measurement specification, multi sample evaluation page, construction details, costing, bill of materials, work flow, check sheet, packaging and labeling information, lab dip page, and folder summary.
Organic Chemistry Lab: Crystallizing out a Virtual Experience
Paul Primrose
The essentials of any natural science lab should involve, at some point, the holding, probing, or observing of a natural phenomena intimately, with no liaison in between. Though an unfiltered message directly communicated from the natural world to the student is best, it is certainly practical, safe, and most beneficial to provide information beforehand which will enrich this experience. In the organic chemistry labs at Baylor University we try to set the conditions such that students can collectively reproduce a particular phenomena(experiment)up to 240 different times within a week. It is our desire that each student create, observe, and most importanly, "save the phenomena".

Concerns ranging from uniformity, overall quality of the lab, and an increasing enrollment have been met, at least in part, by three computer-based programs. These computer-based or internet-based supports have only emerged in the last decade. This poster presentation highlights the way in which Blackboard, Echo360, and Youtube.com have changed the way in which pertinent and helpful information regarding the lab is delivered and presented to the students. In the end such crystallization of this component out of the essential lab experience may allow for more efficient use of the limited space we have in the Baylor Science Building.

Scholarly Communications
Beth Tice
Open Access: what is it? Why is it important? How does it impact me? Come chat with the libraries about the changing nature of scholarly publishing and how new initiatives are helping with these changes.
Seven Things You Should Know About Technology
Richard Gerik
The Electronic Library, in conjunction with the University Libraries and the Academy for Teaching and Learning, facilitates the popular summer seminar series based on the EDUCAUSE "7 Things You Should Know About™" initiative. The seminar series provides an introduction to several emerging technologies and related practices.
The Five W's of Sexting
Jaylie Beckenhauer
Sexting is a current phenomenon among teenagers that combines adolescent sexuality with technology. While teens believe it is "normal" and fun, sexting can have serious repercussions. Not only can reputations be ruined and friendships shattered, but teens can face felony child pornography charges and punishments. This poster explains who, what, where, when, and why of sexting.
Using Jing to Capture Still and Video Screen Shots
Donald Fuller
Jing is a free software that can be used on the Mac and PC computers to capture both still screen shots and screen videos yes, I said free and everything else. First, click on the Capture button to give you a horizontal and vertical line on your screen so that one can isolate the exact area desired. There are two caption options: capture image or capture video (with Jing Pro it adds capture with webcam). Still screen images can be saved as Portable Network Graphics or PNG image files; copied/pasted into IM chat email, Twitter, PowerPoint presentations, etc.; or shared in Screencast or Flickr.

Some basic effects can be made in this software to add a text box, arrow, highlight or rectangle. Video capture is limited to 5 minutes, but it's easy to create multiple parts if the complete video series is longer than that. No acting or speaking skills are required. The sound can be recorded by the computer's internal mic, an external mic, or muted. The completed video can be uploaded into YouTube or shared in Screencast. Both the images and videos produced in Jing can be edited with other software. More information and software download can be found at: http://www.jingproject.com (TechSmith).
Using Technology to Enhance Output in Foreign Language Learning
Pat Pierce & Yuko Prefume
Although the best output practice in foreign language learning is face-to-face interaction, some students are less comfortable than others to speak or express themselves in front of other people. Thanks to technology available on the Internet, students now have the opportunity to speak online without the fear of facing a large audience, all the while practicing output, being creative, and having a little fun. In recent French and Japanese language courses, students created their own speaking avatar using VOKI and uploaded on Blackboard to share with their classmates. Afterwards, the class voted on Survey Monkey to select the winner in several categories. We will show how the speaking avatar can be effective at different levels with different goals.
Variations: Audio and Music Score Integration to Enhance Course Instruction
Stephen Bolech & Sha Towers
Variations is an open source system developed by Indiana University to provide access to audio recordings and music scores. The Baylor Libraries are adopting Variations to replace our current audio reserves system to take advantage of the rich features it provides. Variations allows us to display, mark up, and link music scores to recordings so that the page turns in the appropriate place with the audio. Students can create customizable playlists and quizzes.
Viral Education: The use of Web 2.0 tools and Back-Channels on a Social Issues in Education Class
Tony Talbert & Adeline Meira
The purpose of this poster session is to illustrate the use of blogs, Wikis, and Twitter in our TED 3380 - Social Issues in Education course in the spring 2010. While a motherblog is maintained (and includes all that was discussed in class - transcribed from the lecture, and later augmented with links to scholarly sources) students are also required to maintain a personal blog to reflect on their required readings. Also, a twitter hashtag was assigned to the class and they can maintain a dialogue with Ms. Meira while Dr. Talbert is giving the lecture, or ask questions that they don't feel comfortable asking out loud.

See past poster presentations from the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Educational Technology Showcase events.