Explorations in Instructional Technology

Explorations in Instructional Technology
sponsored by
Instructional Technology Services, MSU College of Education,
and MSU Colege of Natural Science

Unless otherwise noted, all sessions meet from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 105 Natural Science Building. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information contact Severin Grabski (grabski@msu.edu).

Fall 2014 Schedule

September 12Jon Stoltzfus, College of Natural Science, “Flipped Instruction in REAL and Traditional Classrooms.” 

September 19Danielle Nicole DeVoss, College of Arts and Letters, Ken Szymusiak, Institute for Entrepreneurship, and Jonah Magar, MSU Libraries, “Maker Spaces and Entrepreneurship Culture at MSU.” 

September 26Gerd Kortemeyer, Lyman Briggs College “Digital Rights Management: The Bane of Electronic Texts” 

October 10Jonah Magar, MSU Libraries “Indie and Academic Self-Publishing, in Print and On-Screen.” 

October 17Susan Ravizza, College of Social Science, “Distraction in the Classroom: The Use of Portable Devices for Non-academic Purposes.” 

October 24Nate Evans, Instructional Technology Services, Phil Handrick, College of Social Science, and Nate Lounds, Instructional Technology Services, “Grading Discussions at Scale: A New Bulk Discussions Grader for D2L.” 

November 7Glenn Stutzky, College of Social Science, Keesa Muhammad, Instructional Technology Services, and Christopher Irvin, Instructional Technology Services, “A Disruptive Innovation: MSU’s Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse – Are you Ready to Survive a New Way of Learning?” 

November 14John Bell, Brian Arnold, Charlie Belinsky, William Cain, Cui Cheng, Jon Good, Tamika McLean, Amy Peterson, and Sandra Sawaya, all from the College of Education “The Synchromodal Learning Classroom: Engaging Face-to-Face and Online Students as Comparable Partners in the Same Learning Experience.” 

November 21Jessica Knott, Instructional Technology Services “A Data-Driven Exploration of Faculty Tech Use and Attitudes at MSU and Beyond.”