Occasionally, ITRS staff present at local and national conferences to share their expertise, as well as information on many of the exciting projects taking place here at Loyola University Chicago. Please continue to visit this page for session descriptions and resources related to the content presented.
A Multi-Institutional Review of Faculty Development Programs
2013 USDLA National Conference - St. Louis, MO
April 28 - May 1, 2013
Presented by Tim Walker, Neal Legler (Utah State University), and Allison White (Ohio University Chillicothe)
ABSTRACT: Supporting faculty in their use of instructional technologies is a significant challenge for any higher education institution. This session brings together seasoned educational technologists from a rural regional university campus, an urban religious-affiliated private university, and a western public land-grant university to share their faculty training experiences. The presenters will attempt to address many of the hot topics associated with faculty development such as diversity, staffing, delivery models, scalability, outreach, and incentivization. They will discuss strategies for managing these variabes and how best to prepare for new faculty who will be arriving at their campus doorstep shortly.
Preparing Faculty to Facilitate Web Conferencing Sessions
10th Annual SLATE Conference - Naperville, IL
October 11-12, 2012
Presented by Tim Walker, Terry Moy, and Liz Van Kleeck
28th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning - Madison, WI
August 8-10, 2012
Presented by Tim Walker
ABSTRACT: Faculty teaching online should be adequately prepared to deliver content and activities in both asynchronous and synchronous formats. The latter is often overlooked. This presentation provides a framework for equipping faculty with the necessary skills to facilitate synchronous web conferencing sessions. Participants will be able to identify skills critical for successful facilitation, develop a plan to prepare faculty for leading web conferencing sessions, and strategize steps for implementing a training model. It was designed at Loyola University Chicago as part of a larger initiative to address competencies in teaching onlline.
Multimedia and Online learning Issues in Graduate Nursing Education for Students in Vietnam and Indonesia
EdMedia 2012 - World Conference on Educational Media & Technology - Denver, CO
June 25-29, 2012
Presented by Liz Van Kleeck
ABSTRACT: Nursing as a profession has limited masters prepared nurses in Vietnam and Indonesia. Five Indonesian and six Vietnamese graduate level nursing students came to Loyola University Chicago for a five-week session and orientation in Summer 2011; then, the students returned to their countries and are taking the majority of their other courses online for the remaining two years of the program. This presentation will address language, culture, and distance barriers encountered in one of their courses, Advanced Nursing Concepts and Theories. Technology and teaching methods employed to overcome those barriers will be discussed. Methods used included asynchronous – a personal video introduction to the course and narrated Powerpoint lectures compressed in three different formats to allow for viewing online or download – and synchronous -- one-on-one chat sessions and formal presentation by the students in a Wimba Classroom. It was developed by P. A Solari-Twadell RN, PhD, MPA FAAN; Judith A Jennrich RN, PhD; Margaret Kraft RN, PhD; Ahn Nguyen RN, MSN; Liz Van Kleeck, MEd.