Connect with Teaching faculty showcase – March 4, 2015

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grow-learning_color_wheelThe Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) is proud to offer Connect with Teaching, a showcase of faculty using technology in the classroom to enhance student learning and engagement.

For this event, each faculty member will present a short synopsis of the course projects and an analysis of the impact of the technology or process on the learning experience.

Participants and presenters will then gather and converse in rotating table conversations for each topic. Join us as we connect faculty, technology, and pedagogy. Light bites, desserts, and refreshments will be served!


Date: Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time: 10am – 12pm.
Location: Jones Room, Woodruff Library, Third Floor

Presenters and Topics:

Karlene_2Karlene Coleman, RN, MN, CGC
Senior Associate, Genetic Counselor
Using Stories to Teach Genetics
Students in health care programs receive a lot of content on the pathophysiology and treatment of diseases. As part of an Emory initiative I worked with a wonderful young man diagnosed with cystic fibrosis to create a video that allowed his family to share their journey with a chronic disease in a more complete and intimate way. The objective for students is to get an appreciation of what their patients contend with after they leave the healthcare setting including: dealing with the inheritance of genetic disorders, reproductive issues, finances, disability, and various outcomes.
yu_li_CHN_VTYu Li, PhD
Senior Lecturer, REALC, Emory College
Learning by Teaching: Student Project Creating Open Educational Resources in Linguistics
During the fall 2014 semester, I taught a course titled “Sounds of Human Language,” and within it, students aimed to further their understanding of phonetics/phonology topics through the creation of digital teaching materials. They were able to search and locate relevant Open Educational Resources (OERs) via the internet, critically evaluate the quality of the OERs, and create new web-based tools that met the standards of high-quality OERs.
McGillTracy McGill
Senior Lecturer
Emory College, Department of Chemistry
Learning Catalytics and Student Engagement
Learning Catalytics is a pedagogical Web 2.0 technology to enhance student engagement in the classroom.  It is a personal response system (PRS) that replaces the standard clicker with the students’ own internet-enabled devices. More powerful than clickers because of its wide range of question styles, ease of use for both faculty and students, and real-time analytics, Learning Catalytics has revolutionized the classroom environment in general chemistry.
SK_picDr. Steven J. Kraftchick
Professor of the Practice of New Testament Interpretation
Candler School of Theology, Graduate Division of Religion
Public and Collaborative Scholarship
Throughout the fall 2015 semester, the students in my graduate class took a journey to explore Open Educational Resources (OERs) and embark upon editing a Wikipedia site. We took the “Image of God” entry (this was the main topic of our course) and changed it from a stub to a much more nuanced and balanced entry. Rather than “curse the Internet” we chose to engage it and the results were very positive.
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