Sessions

Monday
8:00-8:30

Coffee and Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-9:00

Introduction and Overview of FITSI

(Squamscott Room)

Presenters:

  • Joanna Young, AVP-CIO, University of New Hampshire
  • Terri Winters, Director, IT Academic Technology and Director, eUNH 
  • Scott Kimball, Instructional Design and Development
9:00-9:45

Ice Breaker

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • Marshall White, Senior Manager, Customer and Classroom Services
10:00-11:45

Instructional Design in a Nutshell

(Squamscott Room)

This session will suggest a concrete approach to planning for the transition from face-to-face to online teaching and learning. Combining key concepts from Understanding by Design (UbD) and the Community of Inquiry (CoI) frameworks, we outline the steps necessary to plan for quality online learning that maintains the integrity and interaction in traditional classrooms.  Participants will have a chance to share their own concerns and questions. In addition, using the tenets of UbD and CoI, participants will explore/consider the pedagogical and technological context for their instructional challenges.

Facilitators:

  • Dr. Stacey Curdie-Meade and Dr. Marianne True, Plymouth State University
11:45-12:45

Lunch

(Holloway Commons)

Reserved seating for FITSI on the second floor. 

12:45-2:30

Flipped Classroom, Rich Media, and Student Engagement Tracks

(Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

Hear how your UNH colleagues have flipped courses, integrated Rich Media projects, and engaged students in new and different ways. 

Facilitator:

  • Mike McIntire, Media and Collaboration

Panelists:

  • Tom Haines (Rich Media)
  • Krista Jackman (Rich Media)
  • Karen Niland (Clickers)
  • Rudi Seitz (Flipped)
12:45-2:30

Online Track: Exemplary Online Courses

(Squamscott Room)

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

Facilitator:

  • Scott Kimball, Instructional Design and Development

Panelsists:

  • Jennifer Armstrong
  • Thomas Gruen
  • Sis Hight
  • Valentini Kalagyrou
  • Charles Putnam
  • Patrick Shannon
  • Janet Yount
2:45-4:30

Flipped Classroom Track: Introducing the Flipped Classroom

(Lamprey Room)

This session will show how scenarios like snow days can be rescued with the help of flipped classroom techniques like instructor-created short online video lessons. We’ll offer practical examples of UNH faculty who have flipped their classes. Finally, we’ll discuss the technologies and support services available to faculty who are interested in flipping a course of their own. 

Facilitators:

  • Dan Blickensderfer, Documentation and Training
  • Dan Carchidi, Senior Manager, Instructional Design and Development
2:45-4:30

Rich Media Track: Finding and Reusing Content

(Cocheco Room)

In this session we’ll discuss using versus creating rich media as a teaching tool. Through discussion and hands-on, we’ll explore some common resources for finding ready-made content. Intellectual Property and Copyright concerns and more will be covered. Finally we’ll discuss how you may incorporate those resources in your Blackboard course. 

Facilitators:

  • Mike McIntire, Media and Collaboration
  • Marquis Walsh, Instructional Design and Development
2:45-4:30

Student Engagement Track: Getting Started with i>clicker

(Piscataqua Room)

In this hands-on session, you will learn how to use i>clicker to support active learning in your classes. Bring your laptop to get set-up and ready to go.

Facilitators:

  • Michelle Connor, Academic Technology Support Center
  • Louise Jones, Documentation and Training
  • Ken Mitchell, Instructional Design and Development
2:45-4:30

Online Track: 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.

Facilitator:

  • Scott Kimball, Instructional Design and Development
4:30-5:00

Instructional Challenge Check-In

(Squamscott Room)

Your daily check-in with your Instructional Challenge group. Talk about your challenges and share your discovered solutions. Take a few minutes to reflect on your learning from the day and comment in the course blog.

Facilitators:

  • Instructional Challenge Groups
Tuesday
8:00-8:30

Coffee and Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-8:45

Introduction and Blogging Review

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • Jerry Marceau, Academic Computing Systems
8:45-10:00

Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your College Classroom Will Improve Student Learning

(Squamscott Room)

Technology is changing higher education, but the greatest value of a physical university will remain its face-to-face (naked) interaction between faculty and students. The most important benefits to using technology occur outside of the classroom. New technology can increase student preparation and engagement between classes and create more time for the in-class dialogue that makes the campus experience worth the extra money it will always cost to deliver. Students already use online content, but need better ways to interact with material before every class. By using online quizzes and games, rethinking our assignments and course design, we can create more class time for the activities and interactions that most spark the critical thinking and change of mental models we seek.

Facilitator:

  • José Antonio Bowen, PhD, FRSA, Dean and Professor of Music at the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, and President-Elect, Goucher College
10:15-11:45

Flipping, Wrapping, and Integrating: Refocusing Students on Learning

(Squamscott Room)

Technology provides new ways for students to receive first contact with material and also better ways to ensure that students are prepared for class. We will begin by searching for new sources of online content and exploring the benefits of podcasts and online exams. We will play games and practice creating active learning assignments that use free Internet content, laptops, tablets or phones in or out of the classroom. Technology can also be used to lower the stakes and raise standards with micro tests, improve reading and writing, and even create opportunities to study source documents. All of these offer opportunities to spark the sort of critical thinking or change of mental models we seek. If technology can give us more classroom time, how can we design experiences that will maximize change in our students?

  • Faculty will search for discipline-specific online content
  • Faculty will analyze how podcasts can support a diversity of learners
  • Faculty will discover how online exams before class can transform student preparation
  • Faculty will consider new activities for Massively Better Classes (MBCs)
  • Faculty will examine the potential for time shifting with new technologies

Facilitator:

  • José Antonio Bowen, PhD, FRSA
11:45-12:45

Lunch

(Holloway Commons)

Reserved seating for FITSI on the second floor. 

12:45-2:30

Flipped Classroom Track: What Do You DO in Class?

(Piscataqua Room)

Having identified aspects of your course you’d like to “flip,” what are some strategies you can use in class? This session will provide techniques and examples of active in-class learning activities that you can use to support a flip in your own courses. We’ll also be doing some active learning of our own in this session by collaborating on an example of an activity that supports a given learning objective.

Facilitators:

  • Dan Blickensderfer, Documentation and Training
  • Ken Mitchell, Instructional Design and Development
12:45-2:30

Rich Media Track: Creating Rich Media Projects

(Cocheco Room)

Can’t find that perfect video to meet your instructional objectives? Let’s make one! This session will cover all the aspects of planning and creating a piece of rich media. We’ll walk through the planning and gathering stages, get a brief look at how you record new content and edit. Finally we’ll look at how you put that media in your Blackboard course using Kaltura.

Facilitator:

  • Mike McIntire, Media and Collaboration
12:45-2:30

Student Engagement and Online Tracks: Communication Tools and Techniques

(Squamscott Room)

Interaction is a key factor in quality courses, both online and face-to-face. How do you promote useful interactions (student-student, student-instructor) in an online course? How do you manage interactions in a large face-to-face course? What are some strategies for engaging students in both asynchronous and synchronous communication technologies? Best practices and the use of tools like Blackboard Discussion Forums, Blogs, Journals, Wikis, Collaborate, and more, will be discussed.

Facilitators:

  • Scott Kimball: Instructional Design and Development
  • Xuan Cai: Instructional Design and Development
2:45-4:30

Flipped Classroom and Online Tracks: "Lecturing" -- Chunking Content and Tegrity Overview

(Squamscott Room)

What are some best practices for delivering recorded lectures to your students? How do you organize your content to keep them engaged? What is Tegrity, and how can it help you engage with your students?

Facilitators:

  • Doug Keene, Media and Collaboration
  • April Rau, Instructional Design and Development

Panelists:

  • Rosemary Caron
  • Stephanie Harzewski
  • Michael Mangan
2:45-4:30

Rich Media Track: Assigning Rich Media Projects

(Piscataqua Room)

Assigning a rich media project to your students as an assessment can give you critical insight into student knowledge, but can be a daunting task for faculty. We’ll discuss how Media and Collaboration Services can support you and your students. How do you best plan a media project to compliment your course and meet your course objectives and assessment strategies? Support issues including collecting the media projects using Kaltura and pushing technical support for your students to the Parker Media Lab will also be discussed.

Facilitators:

  • Mike McIntire, Media and Collaboration
  • Marquis Walsh, Instructional Design and Development
2:45-4:30

Student Engagement Track: Developing and Managing Group Projects

(Cocheco Room)

What is Collaborative Learning, and what are the benefits of assigning group projects in your course? What are the strategies and tools you can employ to empower students’ group learning? What is the instructor’s role in facilitating group learning both in the classroom and online? We will discuss these questions and look at supported tools like Blackboard wikis and blogs, Collaborate, Tegrity, and more.

Facilitators:

  • Scott Kimball, Instructional Design and Development
  • Xuan Cai, Instructional Design and Development
4:30-5:00

Instructional Challenge Check-In

(Squamscott Room)

Your daily check-in with your Instructional Challenge group. Talk about your challenges and share your discovered solutions. Take a few minutes to reflect on your learning from the day and comment in the course blog.

Facilitators:

  • Instructional Challenge Groups
Wednesday
8:00-8:30

Coffee and Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-8:45

Introduction and Blogging Review

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • John Pietlicki, Web and Mobile Development
8:45-10:00

Teaching and Learning with Multimedia

(Squamscott Room)

Session leaders will describe twelve multimedia principles that can be used in designing any face-to-face or online presentation of to-be learned materials. These easily applied principles can promote student learning, retention, and application of the material. Next, leaders will present examples of slides before and after the application of multimedia principles and describe simple ways to modify your existing course materials using PowerPoint, video, and graphics, among other tools.

Facilitator:

  • Dr. Victor Benassi, Department of Psychology and Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) 
10:15-11:45

Workshop Your Course Materials

(Squamscott Room)

Based on the twelve principles discussed in Dr. Benassi’s talk, you will have the opportunity to edit your own course materials to incorporate the best practices of multimedia.

Facilitators:

  • Victor Benassi, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Michael Lee, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Catherine Overson, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Scott Kimball, Instructional Design and Development
  • Ken Mitchell, Instructional Design and Development
  • April Rau, Instructional Design and Development 
12:00-1:00

Lunch

(Holloway Commons)

Reserved seating for FTISI on the second floor. 

12:45-1:15

Preparation and Overview of Afternoon Activities

(Squamscott Room)

Presenters: 

  • Scott Kimball, Instructional Development Center
  • Mike McIntire, Media and Collaboration
1:15-3:15

Rich Media Project Work

(Based on Tracks)
3:15-3:45

Instructional Challenge Check-In

(Squamscott Room)

Your daily check-in with your Instructional Challenge group. Talk about your challenges and share your discovered solutions. Take a few minutes to reflect on your learning from the day and comment in the course blog.

Facilitators:

  • Instructional Challenge Groups
4:00-6:30

FITSI Alumni Social

(Three Chimney's Inn, Durham, NH)

Over the thirteen 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 thanks to the generous support of Adtech, Humanscale, and Blackboard. 

Thursday
8:00-8:30

Coffee and Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-8:45

Introduction and Blogging Review

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • Chris Way, Audiovisual Services
8:45-10:00

Student Panel: Engaged Learning: Online, Flipped, and Rich Media

(Squamscott Room)

Students describe their experience learning online, flipped, and with rich media projects.

Facilitator:

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

Panelists:

  • Jamie Boccia (Online)
  • Melissa Grudinski (Online)
  • Molly Jacobson (Rich Media)
  • Melanie Rosen (Rich Media)
10:15-11:30

Library Resources for Online Teaching and Learning

(Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

Bill Ross will moderate a presentation/discussion with Jen Carroll, Kathrine Aydelott, and Julia Rodriguez about library resources and services that support teaching and learning, especially in an online environment. Jen will describe online resources and how to incorporate them into your course; Kathrine will discuss current and potential library services for use in online education; and Julia will speak as a consumer of online resources and services. In addition, they will discuss existing services, including LibGuides, and strategies for requesting and developing new resources and instructional support.

Facilitators:

  • Kathrine Aydelott
  • Jen Carroll
  • Julia Rodriguez
  • Bill Ross
11:30-11:45

Preparation 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.

Facilitators:

  • Academic Technology Staff
11:45-12:45

Lunch

(Holloway Commons)

Reserved seating for FITSI on the second floor.

12:45-1:45

Instructional Challenge Work

(Squamscott Room/Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room/Lamprey Room)

Small group sessions may include (but are not limited to):

  • Identify and integrate library resources into course materials (Cocheco Room)
  • Design a rich media assignment with Parker Media Lab staff (Piscataqua Room)
  • Get hands-on instruction for a technology of your choice (Kaltura, Tegrity, Collaborate, etc) (Squamscott Room)
  • Discipline-specific faculty discussion (Lamprey Room)

Facilitators:

  • Academic Technology Staff
1:45-2:15

Planning for the First FITSI Unconference

(Squamscott Room)

An unconference is one that enables participants to propose discussion topics (rather than presentations) on the issues that are important to your teaching practice and share ideas and strategies with other education professionals. The unconference format empowers participants to craft the program and provides opportunities for them to become session leaders. Participants, rather than event organizers, determine the topics covered in session tracks. In this case, FITSI attendees will propose a topic, facilitate a discussion and contribute based on their own experience. To organize the un-conference, Academic Technology staff will lead you through an exercise to fill out a grid of topics based on interest in the room for two different sessions.

Facilitators:

  • Dan Blickensderfer, Documentation and Training
  • Scott Kimball, Instructional Design and Development
  • Mike McIntire, Media and Collaboration 
2:15-4:30

First FITSI Unconference

(Squamscott Room)

We will hold two 50-minute sessions (two topics will be covered in each room for a total of eight different topics) ending with a debrief. The main rules of an unconference:

  • Vote with your feet--if the session isn’t meeting your needs, go to another one
  • No presentations, it’s a discussion
4:30-5:00

Instructional Challenge Check-In

(Squamscott Room)

Your daily check-in with your Instructional Challenge group. Talk about your challenges and share your discovered solutions. Take a few minutes to reflect on your learning from the day and comment in the course blog.

Facilitators:

  • Instructional Challenge Groups
Friday
8:00-8:30

Coffee and Refreshments

(Holloway Lobby)
8:30-8:45

Introduction and Blogging Review

(Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

  • Shane O'Hara, Media and Collaboration
8:45-10:15

Sharing Work in Progress: Part 1

(Squamscott Room/Piscataqua Room/Cocheco Room)

Using the Instructional Challenge groups, each participant will share his or her work in progress from the week with fellow cohort members.

Facilitators:

  • Cohort Leaders
10:15-11:15

Sharing Work in Progress: Part 2

(Squamscott Room)

In the second part of the session, each cohort will elect members to share work in progress with the whole group.

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
  • Scott Kimball, Instructional Design and Development