Sessions

Monday
8:00-8:30

Coffee & Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-9:00

Introduction & Overview of FITSI

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • Terri Winters, Director, IT Academic Technology and Director, eUNH
9:00-9:30

Introductory Talk: The Importance of Online Programs to UNH

(Squamscott Room)

Campus leaders share their motivations and plans for creating online programs.

Presenters:

  • Terri Winters, Director, IT Academic Technology and Director, eUNH
  • Anne Broussard, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Social Work
  • Michael Middleton, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Education
  • Christine Shea, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research, Whittemore School of Business and Economics
9:30-10:15

Introduction and Ice Breaker

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • Marshall White, Customer and Classroom Services
10:30-12:00

Ten Years After: The Faculty Response to Online Learning

(Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

For many faculty, making the transition from a traditional face-to-face model to a totally online experience is coupled with fear, anxiety, and some disbelief that learning can actually occur when they are separated over space and time in the online classroom. Issues such as time and workload management, quality assurance, and the need for new skills and competencies remain real or perceived barriers to faculty engagement in online learning. Dr. Ragan will share his observations, stories, and insights into the faculty response to online learning ten (really fourteen) years after the launch of the World Campus.

This workshop will engage the audience in identifying and addressing faculty beliefs, concerns, and sometimes misperceptions about teaching and learning online.

Presenter:

  • Lawrence Ragan, Penn State University
12:00-1:00

Lunch

(Holloway Commons)
1:00-3:00

Being There: Enhancing and Maintaining Your Online Presence

(Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

A critical issue for retaining the learner in the online classroom is helping them feel “connected” to their peers, the institution, and most importantly, to their instructor. The role of the online instructor is crucial as the primary bond between the learner and their learning system. Establishing and maintaining a teaching presence serves to create both an instructional and personal connection that can greatly facilitate student completion of the online class.

This interactive workshop will engage participants in identifying various dimensions of “teaching presence” and generate strategies towards methods and techniques for creating and maintaining both instructional and personal presence in the online classroom. Technologies such as software tools and social networking applications will be reviewed as support mechanisms that can be used to reduce the barrier of time and location in the online classroom.

Presenter:

  • Lawrence Ragan, Penn State University
3:15-3:30

Meet Your Instructional Designer and Support Team

(Squamscott Room)

An introduction to the services faculty will receive as they prepare their online course and the people who will support them.

Presenter:

  • Stephanie Cheney, Teaching and Learning Services
3:30-4:15

Preparing for a Successful Week

(Squamscott Room)

Participants will be guided through an exercise in which they identify areas for instructional and technology development and set goals for the week.

Participants will also be introduced to the FITSI blog and provided with an opportunity to contribute their feedback.

Presenters:

  • Stephanie Cheney, Teaching and Learning Services
  • Dan Carchidi, Instructional Development Center
4:15-5:00

Laptop Distribution

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • David Blezard, Academic Computing Systems
Tuesday
8:00-8:30

Coffee & Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-8:45

Introduction and Overview of Tuesday's Sessions

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • Gary Cilley, Associate Director, eUNH
8:45-9:45

Designing an Online Course: From Learning Objectives to Course Activities

(Squamscott Room)

During this session we will highlight the importance of learning objectives and outcomes in helping online students keep their focus on course activities. We will review a variety of best practices in matching assessments to course goals. Learning outcomes differ from course descriptions; they are specific and highly actionable, targeted objectives that describe what a student will learn and can do as a result of a course of study. This session will include examples, discussion, and an opportunity to develop your own learning objectives that can be used with a new online course you are building from scratch or to fine-tune an existing course that already exists.

Presenters:

  • Michael Lee, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Will Webb, Instructional Development Center
9:45-10:45

Activity: Applying the Quality Checklist to Your Online Course

(Squamscott Room)

This session introduces the key elements of quality in an online course in the context of a practical checklist of actionable items and resources. The checklist is based on extensive research and best practices by several organizations including The Sloan Foundation, Quality Matters, EDUCAUSE, and others and has been tailored to meet the needs of UNH faculty.

Presenters:

  • Gretchen Ulrich, Instructional Development Center
  • Marquis Walsh, Instructional Development Center
11:00-12:15

iPad in Teaching

(Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

The iPad is impacting teaching at all levels. This session will present an overview of the iPad and its use in the classroom including workflow and commonly used applications. Included in this session will be an overview of how content is being distributed and presented more interactively with tools like iBooks Author.

Presenters:

  • Beth Marshdoyle, Apple Representative
  • Bob Trikakis, Apple Representative
11:00-12:15

How Dell is Partnering with Education

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter: Donna Boivin, Dell Representative

During this session we’ll discuss easy and practical learning engagement tips using the new Dell Latitude XT3 Convertible Notebook. The session will include a hands on demonstration showing four ways you can use your digital pen and the onboard inking tools to enhance teaching and learning.

Donna Boivin, an Education Solutions Senior Consultant at Dell, will show us tricks like:

  • Inking over a Microsoft Word document to create editorial notes in the margins.
  • Inking, circling, annotating over Powerpoint – filling in blank bullet points.
  • Using Microsoft OneNote to take notes.
  • Using the Tablet Input Panel.

UNH Academic Technology staff will be on hand to assist and answer questions about blending this new inking functionality with other online tools like Tegrity and Collaborate.

12:15-1:15

Lunch

(Holloway Commons)
1:15-3:00

Introduction to Active Learning Online

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter: Gretchen Ulrich, Instructional Development Center

Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the learning process. How does this happen in an online course? In this hands-on session, participants will explore this question and develop a new student activity or modify an existing face-to-face student activity that incorporates active learning strategies and is appropriate for online delivery.

3:15-4:15

Faculty Panel: The Experience of Teaching Online

(Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

Moderator: Dan Carchidi, Instructional Development Center
Panelists:

  • Thomas Gruen, Department of Marketing
  • Stephanie Harzewski, Department of English
  • Catherine Moran, Department of Sociology
  • Charles Putnam, Department of Political Science

Faculty describe the experience of teaching online and respond to questions from FITSI participants.

4:15-4:30

Journal/Blog Activity

(Squamscott Room)

Presenters: Gary Cilley, Associate Director, eUNH
Ken Mitchell, Instructional Development Center

The Journal and Blog Activity is a time for participants to reflect on their learning from the day and to comment in the course blog.

4:30-4:45

Instructional Centers

(Squamscott Room)

Instructional Centers are periods for one-on-one consultation and discussion of common interests to include: Blackboard, Lecture Capture, instructional techniques and tools, iPads, tablets, Kaltura, social media, library resources, and other topics that emerge from FITSI participants.

Wednesday
8:00-8:30

Coffee & Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-8:45

Introduction and Overview of Wednesday's Sessions

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • Karen Tan, Portal Administration and Development
8:45-10:45

Building Community Online

(Squamscott Room)

Creating a robust community of practice (COP) in an online course can support learning outcomes and enhance the student and instructor experience. In this session, participants will learn about the different aspects of an online class community and begin to develop strategies for using dialogue and other means to foster connections and purposefully build a COP into an online learning experience. A practical application of the tools available to create a COP will be reviewed, including discussion boards, blogs, journals, Blackboard Collaborate, Wikis, and other applications.

Presenters:

  • Ken Mitchell, Instructional Development Center
  • Ed Mueller, Director, University Writing Programs
  • Gretchen Ulrich, Instructional Development Center
11:00-12:15

iProperty: Managing Intellectual Property and Copyrights in Your Online Course

(Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

This session will discuss the evolving legal rules for using copyrighted material in your online courses, including both the differences between displaying material in your classroom and posting or streaming it online, and the steps you should take to protect your own and your students’ rights to work displayed in an online setting.

Presenters:

  • Michelle Gluck, Special Counsel, USNH
  • Dan Carchidi, Instructional Development Center
12:15-1:15

Lunch

(Holloway Commons)
1:15-3:00

Moving from the Classroom to Online: Maintaining Transparency Between Outcomes and Assessments

(Squamscott Room)

During this session we will explore the link between assessments and outcomes by reviewing, participating in, and creating our own assessments to be used in online and blended classrooms. We will review a variety of creative examples that demonstrate innovative and resourceful techniques that result in high quality outcomes. By building on prior sessions that examine learning outcomes we will continue the process of developing quality assessment activities that demonstrate the best practices of online learning.

Presenters:

  • Cliff Brown, Department of Sociology
  • April Rau, Documentation and Training
  • Will Webb, Instructional Development Center
3:15-4:15

Student Panel: The Experience of Learning Online

(Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

Students describe the experience of learning online and respond to questions from FITSI participants.

Moderator:

  • Stephanie Cheney, Teaching and Learning Services

Panelists:

  • Lisa Moran
  • Mia Ommundsen
  • Christos Tsiamis
4:15-4:130

Journal/Blog Activity

(Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

The Journal and Blog Activity is a time for participants to reflect on their learning from the day and to comment in the course blog.

Presenters:

  • Ken Mitchell, Instructional Development Center
  • Karen Tan, Portal Administration and Development
4:30-4:55

Instructional Centers

(Squamscott Room)

Instructional Centers are periods for one-on-one consultation and discussion of common interests to include: Blackboard, Lecture Capture, instructional techniques and tools, iPads, tablets, Kaltura, social media, library resources, and other topics that emerge from FITSI participants.

5:00-8:00

Alumni Event

(Three Chimneys Inn)
Thursday
8:00-8:30

Coffee & Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-8:45

Introduction and Overview of Thursday's Sessions

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • Stephanie Cheney, Teaching and Learning Services
8:35-9:30

Disruptive Innovations in Higher Education: Online Learning

(Squamscott Room)

Online learning can be considered a disruptive innovation in higher education because it is facilitated by technology and it demands a new business model. In this panel presentation, UNH leaders will offer a varied institutional perspective on the future of education – is it changing and do we need to change too? Specifically, panelists will discuss three different topics in online education:

  • Corporate – Money, efficiency, budgets and finance.
  • Competition – Keeping up, catering to future students.
  • Trends – Alternate accreditation, digital distribution, free courses and MOOC.

Moderator:

  • Stephanie Cheney, Teaching and Learning Services

Panelists:

  • Ted Kirkpatrick, Associate Dean, College of Liberal Arts
  • Dr. Stephen Kossakoski, Virtual Learning Academy of New Hampshire: Chief Executive Officer
  • Lisa MacFarlane, Senior Vice Provost, Academic Affairs
  • Joanna Young, AVP-CIO, University of New Hampshire
9:45-11:45

Media Tools for Online Teaching and Collaboration

(Squamscott Room)

Explore emerging technologies and best practices for moving your lectures online, building collaboration and community, creating and sharing media content, and the science of video in teaching and learning.

Presenters:

  • Victor Benassi, Department of Psychology and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Rosemary Caron, Department of Health Management and Policy
  • Andrew Conroy, Thompson School of Applied Science
  • Doug Keene, Audiovisual Services
  • Instructional Development Center Staff
  • Media and Collaboration Staff
11:45-12:30

Social Media

(Squamscott Room)

In this session participants will be introduced to social media tools and content that can be used to organize learning content, expand communities of practice, and enhance the teaching and learning experience. Examples of use in a learning context and practical first steps will be included.

Presenters:

  • Gretchen Ulrich, Instructional Development Center
  • Marquis Walsh, Instructional Development Center
  • Will Webb, Instructional Development Center
12:30-1:30

Lunch

(Holloway Commons)
1:30-4:15

FITSI Project Work

(Squamscott Room/Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

Presenters:

  • Academic Technology Staff
4:15-4:30

Journal/Blog Activity

(Squamscott Room)

The Journal and Blog Activity is a time for participants to reflect on their learning from the day and to comment in the course blog.

Presenters:

  • Ken Mitchell, Instructional Development Center
  • Karen Tan, Portal Administration and Development
4:30-4:55

Instructional Centers

(Squamscott Room)

Instructional Centers are periods for one-on-one consultation and discussion of common interests to include: Blackboard, Lecture Capture, instructional techniques and tools, iPads, tablets, Kaltura, social media, library resources, and other topics that emerge from FITSI participants.

Friday
8:00-8:30

Coffee & Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-8:45

Introduction and Overview of Friday's Sessions

(Squamscott Room)

Prestenter:

  • Kirit Basu, Associate Director, IT Academic Technology
8:45-10:45

Sharing Work in Progress

(Squamscott Room)

In the first part of this session, using the initial cohort groups, each participant will share his or her work in progress from the week with fellow cohort members. Then in the second part of this session, each cohort will elect one participant to share his or her work in progress with the entire group.

Presenters:

  • Instructional Development Center Staff
11:00-11:30

eUNH Community of Practice

(Squamscott Room)

This session provides an opportunity for FITSI participants to share ideas and requirements for an eUNH Community of Practice.

Presenters:

  • Dan Carchidi, Instructional Development Center
  • Gretchen Ulrich, Instructional Development Center
11:30-12:15

FITSI Debrief

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • David Blezard, Academic Computing Systems
12:15-2:00

FITSI Banquet, Closing Comments, Award Ceremony

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Terri Winters, Director, IT Academic Technology and Director, eUNH
Stephanie Cheney, Teaching and Learning Services