Sessions

Monday
8:00-8:30

Coffee and Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-9:00

Introduction and Overview of FITSI

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • Terri Winters, Director, IT Academic Technology and Director, eUNH
  • Stephanie Cheney, Teaching and Learning Services
9:00-9:30

Ice Breaker

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • Marshall White, Customer and Classroom Services
9:30-10:00

eUNH Update

(Squamscott Room)

Much work has been done in the last 12 months to grow online options within UNH. We will reflect on the work done and discuss future projects.

Presenter:

  • Terri Winters, Director, IT Academic Technology and Director, eUNH
10:15-12:00

Exemplary Online Courses

(Squamscott Room/Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

For those new to online learning, this will be a great introduction to course design and development. In small groups, participants will spend fifteen minutes with experienced UNH online instructors discussing important elements of an online course: welcome, organization, interactions, and assessment.

Presenters:

  • Jennifer Armstrong, Department of Philosophy
  • Carol Fisher, Department of Theatre and Dance
  • Thomas Gruen, Department of Marketing
  • Sis Hight, Department of Art and Art History
  • Suzann Knight, Department of Family Studies
  • Catherine Moran, Department of Sociology
  • Charles Putnam, Justiceworks and Department of Political Science
  • Janet Yount, Department of English
12:00-1:00

Lunch

(Holloway Commons)
1:00-1:30

Transitioning F2F to Online

(Squamscott Room/Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

In this large group brainstorm, participants will reflect on the experience of the morning to identify elements of their face-to-face courses to transition to the online environment.

Presenter:

  • Stephanie Cheney, Teaching and Learning Services
4:00-4:30

Using Social Media to Build a Learning Community

(Squamscott Room)

UNH CIO Joanna Young was recently named one of Huffington Post’s “20 Rising Star CIOs to watch on Twitter” (@unhcio). She will talk about her use of this social media tool to connect with colleagues around the world and ways to use Twitter to build a learning community.

Presenter:

  • Joanna Young, AVP-CIO, University of New Hampshire
4:30-5:00

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.

Presenter:

  • Ken Mitchell, Instructional Development Center
1:30-4:00

Blackboard Tools for Online Learning

(Squamscott Room/Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

In these 45-minute Best Practice “show and tell” sessions, you will learn how to present your course content in a simple and effective manner, how to build teacher-student and student-to-student interaction, and create and employ effective online quizzes and assignments.

Presenters:

  • Louise Jones, Documentation and Training
  • Ken Mitchell, Instructional Development Center
  • April Rau, Documentation and Training
  • Marquis Walsh, Instructional Development Center
Tuesday
8:00-8:30

Coffee and Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-8:45

Introduction and Overview of Tuesday's Schedule

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • Kirit Basu, Associate Director, IT Academic Technology
8:45-10:30

Online Learning Myths and Truths

(Squamscott Room)

We live in opportune times. We live at a time when education features prominently in the national press and discussions focusing on improving the ways we design education are a daily occurrence. Stanford president, John Hennessy, notes that “a tsunami” is coming – and Pearson executives are calling the impending change an “avalanche.” We are told that “education is broken” and that technology provides appropriate solutions for the perils facing education. But, what do these solutions look like? Will these be the times that capture Dewey’s and Freire’s visions of education? Will these be times of empowered students, democratic educational systems, learning webs, and affordable access to education? Or, will these be the times where efficiency, venture capital, and market values dictate what education will look like? Is technology transforming education? If so, how? During this keynote presentation, Dr. Veletsianos will highlight how learning and education are (and are not) changing with the emergence of certain technologies, social behaviors, and cultural expectations. Using empirical research and evidence Veletsianos will discuss myths and truths pertaining to online education and present ways that faculty members and educators can make meaningful contributions to the future educational systems that we are creating today.

Presenter:

  • Dr. George Veletsianos, Assistant Professor of Learning Technologies at the University of Texas at Austin
10:45-11:15

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 Consortium, Quality Matters, EDUCAUSE, and others and has been tailored to meet the needs of UNH faculty.

Presenter:

  • Stephanie Cheney, Teaching and Learning Services
11:15-11:45

Learning Objective Workshop

(Squamscott Room)

Learning outcomes differ from course descriptions in that they are specific and actionable. Targeted objectives describe what a student will learn and can do as a result of a course of study. In this workshop session, bring three learning objectives for your online course and work with colleagues to review them through the lens of Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Presenters:

  • Ken Mitchell, Instructional Development Center
  • Marquis Walsh, Instructional Development Center
11:45-12:45

Lunch

(Holloway Commons)
1:00-4:00

Rich Media for Online Teaching

(Paul School, Rooms 125/135/175)

During the first half of this session, you will hear from a faculty panel who have used media tools Kaltura and Tegrity in their online courses. They will share tips and best practices for creating a unique and engaging experience for the online student. During the second half of the session we will break into groups and allow you to gain hands-on experience with each of the media tools.

Presenters:

  • Doug Keene, Audiovisual Services
  • Shane McGray, Media and Collaboration
  • Mike McIntire, Media and Collaboration

Panelists:

  • Cristy Beemer, Department of English
  • Krista Jackman, Department of English
  • Catherine Moran, Department of Sociology
4:00

Break for John Aber Celebration

(Huddleston Ballroom)
Wednesday
8:00-8:30

Coffee and Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-8:45

Introduction and Overview of Wednesday's Schedule

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • Karen Tan, Portal Administration and Development
8:45-9:45

Student Panel: The Experience of Learning Online

(Squamscott Room)

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

Moderator:

  • Terri Winters, Director, IT Academic Technology and Director, eUNH

Panelists:

  • Matthew Blum, Junior, College of Liberal Arts
  • Celia Ellis, Senior, College of Health and Human Services
  • Sara Haley, Sophomore, College of Health and Human Services
  • Taisha Pelkey, First Year Student, College of Health and Human Services
  • Melissa Stevens, Senior, College of Life Sciences and Agriculture
10:00-11:00

Media Tools for Online Teaching and Collaboration

(Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

Over the past academic year, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) staff have partnered with UNH faculty to evaluate the impact of multimedia presentations on student learning. This session will explore best practices for moving your lectures online, sharing media content with students, and developing slide-based presentations (e.g., PowerPoint©).

Presenter:

  • Victor Benassi, Department of Psychology and Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
11:00-12:00

Course Development Workshop

(Squamscott Room/Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

Working in your cohorts, participants will use this time for course development in Blackboard keeping the focus on the Quality Checklist.

Facilitators:

  • Cohort Leaders
12:00-1:00

Lunch

(Holloway Commons)
1:00-2:30

Assessment Strategies for Online Learning

(Squamscott Room)

Are you wondering how you will assess your students in an online format? This session explores different strategies for assessing student learning. What technology tools are best to use, while obtaining your desired outcomes? During the session, you will be writing a key measurable learning objective for your online course and brainstorming assessment possibilities, while developing your assessment roadmap.

Presenters:

  • Scott Kimball, Instructional Development Center
  • April Rau, Documentation and Training
2:30-3:15

Maintaining Academic Integrity in Your Online Course

(Squamscott Room)

Many faculty are concerned about cheating in their online course. Building on the earlier Assessment session, we will explore tools and techniques to help manage academic integrity in your online course.

Presenters:

  • Dan Blickensderfer, Documentation and Training
  • Stephanie Cheney, Teaching and Learning Services
3:15-3:45

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.

Presenter:

  • Ken Mitchell, Instructional Development Center
4:00-7:00

FITSI Alumni Social

(Three Chimneys Inn, Durham)

Over the 12 years of FITSI, more than 300 UNH faculty have participated. Join some of your FITSI colleagues, both past and present for this annual celebration of technology integration.

Thursday
8:00-8:30

Coffee and Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-8:45

Introduction and Overview of Thursday's Schedule

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • Gary Cilley, Associate Director, eUNH
8:45-10:00

iProperty: Managing Intellectual Property and Copyrights in Your Online Course

(Squamscott 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.

Presenter:

  • Michelle Gluck, Special Counsel, USNH
10:15-11:30

Library Resources for Online Teaching and Learning

(Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

Bill Ross and Jen Carroll will show you library resources that are available to use for your courses and how to incorporate them into your Blackboard site.  They will also provide information about additional library services that are available (including LibGuides), how to get help, and how to request new resources that may not currently exist. Krista Jackman will join them to discuss her experiences using a LibGuide with her class.

Presenters:

  • Jen Carroll, Dimond Library
  • Krista Jackman, Department of English
  • Bill Ross, Dimond Library
11:30-12:00

Prep for Afternoon Work Time

(Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

This check-in will clarify the format for the afternoon course development time and based on interests of the group, will identify and organize additional training sessions.

Presenters:

  • Academic Technology Staff
12:00-1:00

Lunch

(Holloway Commons)
1:00-4:30

Course Development Work

(Squamscott Room/Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)
4:30-5:00

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.

Presenter:

  • Ken Mitchell, Instructional Development Center
Friday
8:00-8:30

Coffee and Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-8:45

Introduction and Overview of Friday's Schedule

(Squamscott Room)
8:45-10:45

Sharing Work in Progress

(Squamscott Room/Piscataqua Room/Cocheco 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. In the second part of the session, each cohort will elect one participant to share his or her work in progress with the whole group.

Facilitators:

  • Cohort Leaders
10:45-11:15

Self-Review of Quality Checklist

(Squamscott Room)

This session will close the circle on the quality checklist that has been used throughout the week. Participants will review the checklist and identify gaps in their course development and an action plan for further development.

Facilitators:

  • Cohort Leaders
11:15-11:45

FITSI Debrief

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • David Blezard, Academic Computing Systems
12:15-2:30

FITSI Banquet, Closing Comments, Award Ceremony

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Presenters:

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