Sessions

Tuesday
8:00-8:15

Coffee and Refreshments

(Huddleston Ballroom)
8:15-8:30

Introduction and Overview

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Presenters:

  • Terri Winters, Director, IT Academic Technology and Director, UNH Online
  • Scott Kimball, Instructional Design and Development

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8:30-9:00

Ice Breaker

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Presenter:

  • David Blezard, Academic Computing Systems
9:00-10:15

Keynote: What Makes Teaching Learner-Centered?

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Interest in learner-centered teaching continues to grow. More and more faculty are working to incorporate policies, practices, techniques and approaches that focus on learning. Is that what makes teaching learner-centered? Is there any difference between active learning, student engagement and learner-centered teaching? During this keynote, we will explore characteristics that define learner-centered teaching and illustrate with examples that can be used with different kinds of content and to achieve different learning goals.

Presenter:

  • Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.

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10:15-10:30

Break

10:30-11:45

Featured Workshop: Making Classroom Interaction Effective

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Participation and discussion are widely used instructional strategies. Despite this widespread use, classroom interaction often fails to engage students. Research suggests some reasons why. It also offers a number of strategies that can improve the effectiveness of our efforts to get students involved and use those interactions to promote learning. During this interactive workshop we’ll revisit these favorite instructional strategies, sharing ideas and information that can increase their effectiveness.

Presenter:

  • Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.

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11:45-12:45

Lunch

(Huddleston Ballroom)
12:45-1:45

Faculty Showcase: Teaching with Technology

(Huddleston Ballroom)

In this panel discussion, UNH faculty will share their experience teaching with technology and in different formats: using iPads in teaching, teaching online, teaching a hybrid course, and flipping the classroom.

Panelists:

  • Emilie Talpin, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
  • Michael Mangan, Department of Psychology
  • Kevin Fleese, Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Samuel Pazicni, Chemistry

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1:45-2:30

Choosing the Right Tools: A Pedagogical Approach

(Huddleston Ballroom)

How do you choose the technology tools to best support student learning? We'll profile some course formats and explore typical technologies for common use-cases.

Presenters:

  • Dan Blickensderfer, Documentation and Training
  • Scott Kimball, Instructional Design and Development
  • Mike McIntire, Media and Collaboration

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2:30-2:45

Break

2:45-4:15

Tech Tool Expo

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Media: With overlapping features it can be tough to figure out when you need to choose web conferencing, streaming media or lecture capture. In this short orientation, you'll learn the strengths and weaknesses of each delivery method to better help you match the right tool to your desired outcome.

Engagement: How do we keep students engaged, whether in class or online? You'll learn about student response systems (i>Clicker) for use in the classroom, and engagement tools like discussion boards, blogs, and wikis, for use outside the classroom.

LMS: Learn about Canvas, soon to be adopted by UNH, and how it compares to Blackboard in terms of features and usability.

These sessions will also help you decide if you'd like to sit down for a more in depth conversation about the tools presented later on in the FITSI program.

Presenters:

  • Media
    • Mike McIntire, Media and Collaboration
  • Engagement
    • Michelle Connor, Academic Technology Support Center
    • Scott Kimball, Instructional Design and Development
  • LMS
    • Alicia Medros, Teaching & Learning Platform Support

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4:15-4:30

Writing Challenge 5x250: Introduction

(Huddleston Ballroom)

To keep the engagement among FITSI participants going throughout the year, we challenge you to write five articles in our blog before we reconvene in January. These articles can be about anything surrounding teaching and learning. They may, or may not, focus on your key FITSI challenges and goals. The idea is to get you engaging with your colleagues, even when meeting face-to-face is difficult. Five posts, 250 words each.

Presenter:

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

Goals, Reflection, and Writing

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Take 30 minutes and reflect on your goals for the rest of FITSI, and your implementation plans over the coming months, with the idea that you'll be sharing your outcomes with the group in January. Be ready to share your plans on Thursday. This time can also be used for outlining your first Writing Challenge post.

Wednesday
8:00-8:15

Coffee and Refreshments

(Huddleston Ballroom)
8:15-8:45

Introduction and Overview

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Presenter:

  • Alicia Medros, Teaching & Learning Platform Support

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8:45-10:00

Teaching and Learning with Technology: Video, Clickers, and Slide Presentations

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Science of learning projects, featuring three commonly used teaching technologies are described. Featured technologies include: 1) online lectures (using video capture technology; 2) personal response systems (e.g., clickers, smart phones, and computers); and 3) slideshow presentations (e.g., PowerPoint). Findings document that in regards to student learning, it is not necessarily what technology is used, but how the technology is used that matters.

Presenter:

  • Victor Benassi, Faculty Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

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10:00

Break

10:15-11:30

Using Technology (with Science of Learning in Mind) Can Benefit Learning and is Easy to Do in Your Courses

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Following up on the previous presentation, workshop participants will have an opportunity to explore and develop a specific plan of how they might incorporate one or more technologies in a future course they will teach. Staff from Instructional Design and Development (Academic Technology) and from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning will work with participants in small groups throughout the session.

Presenters:

  • Victor Benassi, Faculty Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Catherine Overson, Project Director, Teaching and Learning with Multimedia, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

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11:30-11:45

UnConference Introduction

(Huddleston Ballroom)

An introduction to the UnConference format, and selection of topics.

Presenter:

  • Dan Carchidi, Associate Director of Academic Technology
11:45-12:45

Lunch

(Paul College)
12:45-3:15

FITSI UnConference

(Paul College, Room G59)

An UnConference is organized and led by the people attending it. It's your turn!

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3:15-3:30

Break

3:30-5:00

Alumni Social and Faculty/AT Technology Showcase

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Network with FITSI alumni and Academic Technology teams, have some refreshments, and explore some technology in this informal networking and social event.

Thursday
8:00-8:15

Coffee and Refreshments

(Huddleston Ballroom)
8:15-8:45

Introduction and Overview

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Presenter:

  • Dan DeVaughn, Audiovisual Services

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8:45-9:15

Library Support for Streaming Video

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Learn how the UNH Library can help you access licensed streaming video to support your online courses. We'll show you the many streaming resources that the library currently licenses as well as how you can create clips and playlists to use in Blackboard.

Presenters:

  • Jen Carroll, Collection Management Librarian, UNH Library
  • Liz Fowler, Media Manager, UNH Library

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9:15-9:30

Break

9:30-11:45

Concurrent Sessions

(Paul College)

Work with AT staff on the tools and techniques needed to address your challenge, and refine your goals for the coming year.

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11:45-1:15

Banquet

(Huddleston Ballroom)
1:15-3:00

Participant Sharing

(Huddleston Ballroom)
3:00-3:15

Debrief

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Presenter:

  • Marshall White, Customer and Classroom Services 
3:15-3:30

Awards

(Huddleston Ballroom)
3:30

Closing Remarks

(Huddleston Ballroom)

Presenter:

  • P.T. Vasudevan, Sr. Vice Provost, Academic Affairs