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2010 Highlights

  • Keynote Speakers: Dr. Derek Bruff and Jim Vanides
    Enhancing Learning with Educational Technology
  • Conference Abstracts

Saturday, January 15, 2010

Time Type of Session, Location and Topics
8-8:30 a.m.

On-site Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation
Dr. Derek Bruff: "Teaching with clickers: Engaging students with classroom response systems"
  Concurrent Platform Sessions
9:45-10:15 a.m. Terry: Web-based patient simulation to teach clinical reasoning (Huhn K, Deutsch J)
Resnick: Integration of online discussion boards to enhance peer-to-peer interaction during clinical instructor workshops (Vanguri, P)
Melnick: Integration of electronic medical records into nursing simulation lab (Oviawe E, Casimir P, Desrosie J, Thomson W)
Auditorium B: E Portfolio: An innovative electronic educational technology for faculty to document their teaching, scholarship, and service (Rafalko, J)
10:20-10:50 a.m. Terry: Enhancing geriatrics rotation training through the use of WebCT (Echols M, Pandya N) Resnick: Best practices for effective online teaching in a high school setting (Peach K)
Melnick: A pilot to study the use of mobile technology in the classroom (Lee K, Melendez B, Carmona M)
Auditorium B: Open access journals: Development, management, and their use as an educational tool (Nehrenz, G)
11:00-11:30 a.m. Terry: The externalization of adult learning in online environments (Ransdell S, Kent B, Gaillard-Kenney S*, Long J)
Computer Lab, Assembly Building II: Embracing technology in the classroom (Iemma P, Thomson W)
Melnick: Utilizing a wiki to promote evidence-based practice and collaborative learning between physical therapist students, clinical instructors and academic faculty in a doctor of physical therapy program (Lonnemann E, Noteboom T)
Auditorium B: Applying the Sections Model in an entry level doctor of physical therapy program (Hawk J, Glickman L)
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Poster Sessions: HPD South Atrium
  • Student participation in question generation
    (Tu K, Conover G)
  • Effects of multitasking on the academic performance of the millennial generation
    (Bucker J, Snyder K, Bulow R)
  • Student utilization of course podcasting and bloggings in optometric education
    (Fecho G, Woodruff C, Rumsey J)
  • Evaluating the adult learner: Creating a jeopardy-type game to enhance learning skills in online and blended classroom environments
    (Clark J, Garbani N*)
  • Multimedia, motivation and online learning: The effects of visual text, narrated text, and talking heads (Ransdell R, Kent B, Gaillard-Kenney, S*)
  • Use of traditional and computerized practical exams in neuroanatomy
    (Purvis C, McNally D, Apetz E, Dribin L)
  • Student perceptions of neuroanatomy study aids
    (Purvis C, McNally D, Lufti N, Tu K, Dribin L)
  • Using technology for student remediation
    (Echols M, Whitehead B, Wilkinson M)
  • A seminar model for enhancing physical therapy education: The integration of distance education techniques for global education (Bernstein S)
  • Multimedia tools for your teaching toolbox (Hagen K)
12:30-1:30 p.m. Buffet Lunch
Cafeteria & Atrium
1:30-3:00 p.m. Concurrent 90 Minute Workshops
Terry: Webquests: A strategy for active learning (Rubertone, P)
Resnick: Maximizing technology use in physical therapy education (Lee A)
Assembly Bldg II Computer Lab: WebCT, PowerPoint, and Tegrity: What works, for whom, and why? (Ransdell S)
Melnick: Digital storytelling: Integrating technology and career construction theory to explore client’s narratives (Glavin K, Smal P, Vandermeeren N, AuBuchon J)
Hull Auditorium: Trigger videos and teaching in the health professions (Simonson M, Ibarra A)>
3:15-4:00 p.m. Closing Session: Steele Auditorium
Mr. Jim Vanides: Re-Imagining the Classroom
4-4:30 p.m.
Closing Reception: Atrium

Derek Bruff

Derek Bruff

An assistant director at the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching and senior lecturer in mathematics at Vanderbilt, Derek Bruff consults regularly with instructors in a variety of disciplines at Vanderbilt and elsewhere about educational technology and other teaching and learning topics, helping them to develop and refine their teaching skills, deepen their understanding of the teaching and learning process, and take a more scholarly approach to teaching.

Bruff's research interests center on investigating effective uses of classroom response systems ("clickers"). His book on the topic,Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments, was published by Jossey-Bass in February 2009, and he blogs on the topic on his official website. He speaks regularly on the use of classroom response systems and has been interviewed by The Chronicle of Higher Education,Inside Higher Ed, and The National Teaching & Learning Forum.

In his mathematics teaching, Bruff emphasizes concepts and applications in addition to computational procedures, uses technology to increase student engagement in and out of class, and engages in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Prior to his current position, Bruff taught in the mathematics department at Harvard University. He has a PhD in mathematics from Vanderbilt University.

Jim Vanides

Jim Vanides

Jim Vanides is a member of the HP Global Social Innovation team, responsible for worldwide education philanthropy strategy. He is also the Senior Program Manager for education technology grants for school systems and higher education institutions in the US. He is the author of the blog, "Teaching, Learning, and Technology in Higher Education" and is a contributing author on K12 education blogs. He also teaches an online course for Montana State University on the Science of Sound. Jim's past work at HP has included engineering design, engineering management, and program management in R&D, Manufacturing, and Business Development. He holds a BS in Engineering and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University.

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