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Academic Transformation Workshop, University of Nebraska at Omaha, May 9-10, 2012
  • Academic Transformation WorkshopThe Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services, sponsored a 2-day workshop entitled Academic Transformation. Topics such as instructional strategies, assessment, and integrating technology were the focus of presentations.
  • Dr. Gwyneth Cliver, Assistant Professor, Foreign LanguagesDr. Gwyneth Cliver shares her perspectives and processes for redesigning her German courses at the Academic Transformation Workshop on May 9, 2012.
  • Dr. Anita Saalfeld, Assistant Professor, Foreign LanguagesDr. Anita Saalfeld redesigned two Spanish courses during the 2011-2012 academic year. Here, she shares her experiences with the participants at the Academic Transformation Workshop on May 9, 2012.
  • Dr. Carolyn GascoigneDr. Carolyn Gascoigne describes the connection between outcomes, assessment, and objectives at the Academic Transformation Workshop on May 9, 2012.
  • Dr. Paul van Vliet, ISQADr. Paul van Vliet used concepts relating to gamification to improve student engagement with his CIST 2100 course.
  • Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne and Workshop ParticipantsAcademic Transformation Workshop participants complete an activity on assessment, facilitated by Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne (left).
  • Workshop Participants Respond to Dr. GascoigneParticipants at the May 9 Academic Transformation Workshop respond to questions about assessment raised by Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne (left).
  • Erin King-Reitz Presents on BlackboardErin King-Reitz, Instructional Design Specialist with the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), describes how to organize your Blackboard course to better support student learning.
  • Erin King-Reitz, Instructional Design SpecialistAPI Instructional Design Specialist Erin King-Reitz addresses participants at the Academic Transformation Workshop on May 10, 2012.
  • Dr. Roxi Steele, BiologyDr. Roxi Steele, Assistant Professor in Biology, describes activities for engaging students in her introductory biology course.
  • Dr. Roxi Steele Shares Engagement ActivitiesAssistant Professor Dr. Roxi Steele shares tips and techniques for student engagement and group activities with participants at the Academic Transformation Workshop on May 10, 2012.
  • Dr. Tomm RolandParticipants at the Academic Transformation Workshop heard Dr. Tomm Roland, Music, describe the activities and materials he has designed for his online courses.
  • Dr. Tomm RolandDr. Tomm Roland shares his insights on redesigning face-to-face courses for online environments at the Academic Transformation Workshop on May 10, 2012.
  • Ted Turgeon, Instructional Design SpecialistTed Turgeon, Instructional Design Specialist with the Academic Partnership for Instruction, presents practical strategies for using Adobe Connect Web conferencing software to connect with students.
  • Participants of the May 9-10 Academic Transformation WorkshopThe 2-day Academic Transformation Workshop, sponsored by the Academic Partnership for Instruction (API), a division of Information Services, was held May 9-10, 2012, on the UNO campus. Participants heard from API staff and guest speakers from UNO about instructional design, course redesign principles, integrating technology into teaching and learning activities, and assessment.
Academic Transformation Workshop1 Dr. Gwyneth Cliver, Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages2 Dr. Anita Saalfeld, Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages3 Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne4 Dr. Paul van Vliet, ISQA5 Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne and Workshop Participants6 Workshop Participants Respond to Dr. Gascoigne7 Erin King-Reitz Presents on Blackboard8 Erin King-Reitz, Instructional Design Specialist9 Dr. Roxi Steele, Biology10 Dr. Roxi Steele Shares Engagement Activities11 Dr. Tomm Roland12 Dr. Tomm Roland13 Ted Turgeon, Instructional Design Specialist14 Participants of the May 9-10 Academic Transformation Workshop15
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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Time Topic Location
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Sign-In Nebraska Room
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Preparing for Your Redesign
[PPT Slides]
Nebraska Room
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Identifying Areas for Improvement
[PPT Slides]
Nebraska Room
9:15 - 9:45 a.m. Grant Recipient Showcase: Increasing Efficiency & Capacity
Dr. Gwyneth Cliver, Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages
Dr. Anita Saalfeld, Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages
Nebraska Room
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Brief Overview of Learning Objectives
[PPT Slides]
Nebraska Room
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Assessment, Evidence, and Outcomes
Dr. Carolyn Gascoigne, Administrative Fellow for Academic & Student Affairs
Nebraska Room
11:00 - 11:15 a.m. Grant Recipient Showcase: Gamify to Engage
Dr. Paul van Vliet, Associate Professor, ISQA
Nebraska Room
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Instructional Strategies & Technologies
[PPT Slides]
[Bloom's Taxonomy Handout]
[Instructional Strategies & Technologies Handout]
Nebraska Room
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Wrap-Up, Announcements, & Drawings for Prizes
[PPT Slides]
Nebraska Room

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Time Topic Location
7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration & Sign-In Nebraska Room
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Announcements & Introductions Nebraska Room
8:30 - 8:50 a.m. 10-Minute Tech: Blackboard -- Making It Easier for Your Students
Erin King-Reitz, Academic Partnership for Instruction
Nebraska Room
8:50 - 10:00 a.m. Managing Large Classes
Dr. Diane Ebert-May, Professor of Plant Biology, Michigan State University
Nebraska Room
10:00 - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Practical Strategies for Engaging Students
Dr. Roxi Steele, Assistant Professor, Biology
Nebraska Room
10:45 - 11:05 a.m. 10-Minute Tech: Connecting with Students and Content Through Adobe Connect
Ted Turgeon, Academic Partnership for Instruction
Nebraska Room
11:05 - 11:35 a.m. Adapting Existing Courses for Online Instruction
Dr. Tomm Roland, Professor, Music
Nebraska Room
11:35 - 11:55 a.m. 10-Minute Tech: gMav G-Wiz
Karen K. Hein, Academic Partnership for Instruction
Nebraska Room
11:55 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Wrap-Up, Announcements, & Drawings for Prizes Nebraska Room