Name: Jane Snare
Institution: Seattle University
Topic: Gadget Finder
The Gadget Finder is Seattle University’s curated list of instructional technologies, built on a Weebly blog, and available for anyone to use.
Related URL: https://seattleu.edu/cdli/toolkit
Name: Justin Marquis & Lynn Harrison
Institution: Gonzaga University
Topic: Interactive Online Case Studies for Nursing Education
Working in conjunction with Nursing faculty SMEs the Gonzaga University Instructional Design and Delivery office has developed a template for creating rich interactive online case studies designed to teach students how to diagnose and treat various health issues.
Name: Michael Wilder
Institution: Western Washington University
Topic: Multiuser Blogging as a an Educational Innovation
A combination of the open-source blogging software, WordPress, with the free BuddyPress plugin, creates an environment in which students can create academic publications with a full-range of contemporary word-processing features (including the addition of images, video, and podcasts), share resources, work collaboratively, and comment and evaluate each other’s work. At the same time, this system allows students to have direct control of their learning environment (through customized themes), to participate in Facebook-like social interactions (“friending,” “liking,” commenting, user profiles), to integrate social media (such as Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Flickr), and to collaborate (via document sharing, group support, and wikis). In addition this educational practice allows mobile access (via smartphones and tablets) as well as badges and gamification.
Name: Annie Zeidman-Karpinski
Institution: University of Oregon
Topic: Stop using Likert scales
I’ll present a performance-based assessment model that produces actionable data as an alternative to Likert scale questions. [longer article forthcoming in the journal linked below]
Name: David Schlater
Institution: University of Idaho
Topic: Education Building Redesign
Three plus years ago our campus embarked on a complete gut and redesign of the 1967 vintage College of Education building. Meeting with the architects for envisions and imagining sessions is finally over. Our unit is back in our much-improved space. Students are benefitting the most.
Name: Matt Lewis
Topic: Threadz update
Update on latest version of Threadz discussion visualization software.
Related URL: https://threadz.ewu.edu
Name: Bridget Irish
Institution: The Evergreen State College
Topic: UDOIT Accessibility Checker for Canvas
A brief overview of what UDOIT can do and how it can be of help to faculty.
Related URL: https://canvas.evergreen.edu/courses/144
Name: Farjahan R Shawon
Institution: University of Idaho
Topic: Doeceo Center of UI
A brief introduction to the work of the Doceo Center at the University of Idaho.
Name: Lynn Greenough and Jane Wilde
Institution: Oregon State and Linfield College
Topic: Virtual Learning Community 2016
3 of us from NWACC held a 6-session virtual learning community. We brought up various topics, and shared readings and ideas. Seeking facilitators for 2017!
Name: Chester Ismay
Institution: Reed College
Topic: Plickers: A free alternative to clickers
I’ll briefly demo the use of Plickers, a paper based version of clicker technology.
Name: Kaity Fain
Institution: University of Puget Sound
Topic: Interactive Lecture Using Pear Deck
Add interactive elements to presentations using Pear Deck (allowing Google Account access is encouraged for full participation)
Related URL: https://www.peardeck.com/