Use of Smart Phones to Perform Experiments

Presented By
Dr. Jorge Tito-Izquierdo, Associate Professor Department of Computer Science & Engineering Technology

This presentaion will demonstrate various experiments via the use of applications on any given Smart Phone. These experiments are help in that they help students understand the theory given during the theoretical class session.

The experiments given are related to lighting, noise, sunpath, vibration, and acceleration.

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Radiant Redundancy: Creating and Integrating Transcripts with Audio or Video Lecture and Lessons

Presented by:
Olin Bjork, Assistant Professor of English

In an online course, student engagement increases when an instructor’s virtual presence increases. One way to be more virtually present to students is to use audio or video for lectures and/or lessons. To make these recordings accessible to students with disabilities, captions can be added to video and transcripts to audio. In multimedia learning research, this approach is called “verbal redundancy” because the words spoken in the audio or video are identical to those in the onscreen text. Although experimental studies, including one that I conducted during the spring 2018 semester, have not shown that verbal redundancy increases student comprehension of course material, they have shown that students prefer multimodal lectures and lessons.

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Enhancing the Online Classroom Experience with Microsoft Surface Pro

Presented by:
Dr. Jessie George, Visiting Assistant Professor of Accounting
Dr. Esther Castro, Assistant Professor of Finance

This poster presentation highlights various methods that Microsoft Surface Pro can improve online classroom delivery to provide more faculty interaction beyond power points slides and reading the textbook.

Digital Story Telling: Engaging Our Community and The Humanities

Presented By
Ruben Duran, Sr. Media Developer
Stacey Higdon, HCC, English Instructor

Our college is one of the leading two-year colleges in the United States incorporating digital storytelling into the curriculum while reaching out to the community to achieve the history of the diverse communities with vibrant background that provides such a rich tapestry that makes Houston the city it is today.

Digital Storytelling is a new term for an age old practice that combines historical information with rich aspects of daily and personal life. Historical information is merged with extensive cultural aspects of narrative presentations supported by visual tools that reflect rich cultural communities. Working with the Center for Digital Storytelling we have trained our faculty and staff to incorporate these initiatives into the instructional curriculum.

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Engage Your Students with Smart Videos

Presented by:
Scott W. Davis, Assistant Professor of Marketing

Making educational course videos seems easy since you know your material. However, students do not engage well with 60-minute lecture videos shot in front of a gray wall. If you want to create real connections with your online and hybrid students through video, this talk is for you. I will dispel video myths and relate what I learned from top YouTube creators at the 2018 VidCon conference to pedagogy. I will share and demonstrate actionable tips and tricks that will take your course videos to the next level. I will discuss specific tools and software and our own video production capabilities here on campus.

Using Badges to Encourage Student Engagement

Presented By
Djuana Lamb-Morrison, Lecturer of Human Resource and Business Management
LoShon Harvey, Blackboard Training & Support Specialist

In this session we will share the experience and feedback from students who have earned badges as they completed a series of assignments in an online class and highlight the impact the badge earning process had on them. Research shows that badges increase engagement. We explored it in my MGT 4345 online class.

We will also do a quick demonstration of how you can add badges and achievements into your own Blackboard course.