Sessions

Tuesday
8:00-8:15

Coffee and Refreshments

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)
8:15-8:30

Introduction and Overview

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

Presenters:

  • Terri Winters, Director, Academic Technology and Director, UNH Online
  • Scott Kimball, Instructional Design and Development
8:30-9:00

Ice Breaker

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

Presenter:

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

Keynote: Student Engagement: Toward a Deeper Understanding

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

It’s a term regularly used with understanding of it assumed, but do we really know what student engagement is or what teaching actions promote it?  Does participation, face-to-face or online, equate with engagement?  Does silence indicate the lack of engagement?  What’s the relationship between engagement and learning?  During this keynote we will explore engagement, using recent research to deepen our understanding of the construct and to enhance our skill in cultivating it.

Presenter:

  • Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.

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10:15-10:30

Break

10:30-11:45

Featured Workshop: The Keys to Successful Group Work — In Class and Online

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

Learning doesn’t happen automatically just because you put students in groups and give them a task to complete.  In fact the success of group work is largely dependent on a host of details associated with the design of group learning experiences.  How do you form the groups? What kind of tasks work best when groups meet face-to-face and when they work together online?  What if the group has members who don’t contribute or members who contribute too much?  How do you assess that learning that occurs in groups?  Do you grade the product or the process or both? Do you give group grades, individual grades or some combination of both?  Using group work online and in class is not without challenges.  However, extensive research and the experiences of faculty in many fields offer a variety of answers and options which we’ll explore during this workshop.

Presenter:

  • Maryellen Weimer, Ph.D.

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11:45-12:45

Lunch

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)
12:45-1:45

Faculty Showcase: Engaging with Technology

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

In this panel discussion, UNH faculty will share their experience teaching and engaging with students using clickers, games, and iPads.

Faculty Panelists:

  • Cliff Brown, Sociology
  • Neil Niman, Paul College
  • Therese Willkomm, Occupational Therapy

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1:45-2:30

Why the “t” in Twitter stands for Teaching Tool

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

A primer on how Twitter works and the many ways it can help you engage your students in the classroom and beyond.

Presenter:

  • Meg Heckman, English

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2:30-2:45

Break

2:45-4:15

Tech Tool Expo: Breakout Sessions

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

This session will briefly survey many of the technology options available to you at UNH, then allow you to explore some of them in-depth in breakout sessions.

AT Staff

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4:15-4:45

Library Support for Streaming Video

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

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 myCourses.

Presenters:

  • Jennifer Carroll, Collection Management Librarian, UNH Library
  • Elizabeth Fowler, Media Manager, UNH Library
4:45-5:00

Introduction to the FITSI Blog

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

An introduction to the FITSI Blog, and a writing challenge: write five articles in our blog before we reconvene in January. These articles can be about anything surrounding teaching and learning. Write your first post during FITSI, about your instructional challenge and your plan for the Fall semester – and be prepared to use your post as talking points for the sharing session on Thursday.

Presenter:

  • Scott Kimball, Instructional Design and Development

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Wednesday
8:00-8:15

Coffee and Refreshments

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)
8:15-8:30

Engaging the Online Learner

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

A brief conversation about the differences between online learners and their traditional counterparts, and some innovative ideas faculty are using to better reach them.

Presenter:

  • Tracy Cosker, Associate Director, UNH Online

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8:30-9:30

Promoting Student Engagement Through Team-Based Learning Activities

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

Team-based learning (TBL) is a learner-centered, instructor-led collaborative learning strategy that is designed to facilitate student engagement in course content on an applied level. With TBL, students achieve course objectives through motivating attendance and participation and by promoting critical thinking, all while learning how to function in teams through problem solving. After first detailing the primary elements of and past research on TBL, presenters will describe TBL projects completed by UNH faculty, with a focus on student perceptions of TBL and learning outcomes.

Presenters:

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

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9:30-9:45

Break

9:45-10:45

Designing and Implementing Team-Based Learning Activities

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

Workshop attendees will work in groups to explore how they might design and plan a TBL activity for a course that they will teach in the fall. Workshop facilitators will work with faculty to advise as needed. 

Presenters:

  • Catherine Overson, Associate Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
  • Karen Collins, Associate Professor / CETL Faculty Fellow
  • Victor Benassi, Faculty Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

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10:45-11:45

Media Tools for Teaching

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

A survey of media tools supported by and in common use at UNH. Tools will include those used for lecture capture, conferencing, presentation, rich media projects, etc. The UnConference session that follows will allow for more time with specific tools of your choosing.

Presenter:

  • Mike McIntire, Media and Collaboration

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11:45-12:45

Lunch

12:45-1:45

FITSI UnConference Orientation and Topic Selection

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

The Unconference format is explained, topics selected, and schedule created for the afternoon UnConference.

Presenter:

  • Dan Carchidi, Associate Director, Academic Technology

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1:45-4:30

FITSI UnConference

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

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

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4:30-5:30

UnConference Debrief and Social Hour

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room)

Network with FITSI alumni and Academic Technology teams in this informal networking and social event.

Thursday
8:00-8:15am

Coffee and Refreshments

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room )
8:15-8:30

Portal Review Project

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room )

Presenter:

  • Jennifer Dykens, Web and Mobile Development

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8:30-9:15

Sustainability in Academic Publishing

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room )

This presentation will discuss the history of academic publishing, the current state of scholarly communication, and local impacts on access to published scholarship at UNH.  We will describe current movements such as open access, open data, and open education to shift the scholarly communication system into a more sustainable mode.  Find out how you can participate as a researcher, author, and teacher in making scholarship more accessible to everyone. 

Presenters:

  • Eleta Exline, Scholarly Communication Librarian, UNH Library
  • Jennifer Carroll, Collection Management Librarian, UNH Library

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9:15-10:00

Open Educational Resources @ UNH: Results from the Year 1 Pilot

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room )

This panel presentation addresses the goals, faculty experience, and findings of UNH’s successful Open Educational Resources pilot in which 9 faculty OER Ambassadors replaced commercial instructional materials with free and open course materials.  Question and answer session follows the presentation.

Presenters:

  • Jesse Morrell, Principal Lecturer, Dept. of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences
  • Dan Carchidi, Associate Director, Academic Technology
  • Catherine Overson, Associate Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

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10:00-10:15

Break

10:15-11:30

Concurrent Sessions

(Holloway Commons, Squamscott Room )

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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11:30-11:45

Break

11:45-1:00

Banquet

(Huddleston Ballroom )
1:00-2:30

Participant Sharing

(Huddleston Ballroom )
2:30-2:45

Debrief

(Huddleston Ballroom )
2:45

Awards and Closing Remarks

(Huddleston Ballroom)