|And the main reason I came here was to win the
scavenger hunt . . .
|Five extra points for juggling!
|It PAYS to never clean out your purse!
|Maybe if we don't look at her she won't take
|There were green alligators and long-necked geese
. . .
|What happened to our Saturday Night Fever music?
|Hey, I'll trade you some of my turnip greens
for a bite of your peach cobbler.
|I haven't had this much fun on a bus since high
|Hey, we can't sing but we sure do look good!
|Dad, can we come back here next year?
of Roundtable Discussions
| New Technologies
|| Faculty Support Challenges
|Best New Technology: Video Streaming
||Too many students
in online course: Establish caps, train higher administrators
so they can appreciate burden, train instructors to bound discussions
in large classes, hire additional instructors or TAs, reorganize
course to allow for different instructional methods (group work),
automate tasks such as test grading.
video streaming: Connectivity/access of user, User connection
speed , "Bells and whistles" are not always user friendly,
Clips should be no longer than a few minutes
lack of copyright knowledge: Train, create website, publish tips
in newsletter, stay current, invite expert to workshop, periodically
assess faculty knowledge, have copyright oversight committee
to review materials, use online tools to detect plagiariam, develop
written guidelines on how to credit sources, insist that guidelines
be adhered to.
|DL Uses of Wireless
Technology: personal digital assistants. Attendees from National
Science Center broadcasted live tour of center to sites in Georgia
about lack of rewards: Extra pay, comp time, time for staff development,
reduce other work, recognition awards, credit in terms of promotion
and tenure, provide assistants, provide technology, education
administrators, compare systems at other institutions.
|WebCT vs. Blackboard:
WebCt more widespread, has multiple course tools, and exceptional
support (online tutorials and help functions). Colleague from
Eastern Illinois University suggested site for full comparison.
lack basic computer skills: Develop mentoring program, one-on-one
training, assess before hiring, free computer classes, self-evaluation
tool, provide student assistance, incentives for demonstrating
knowledge, insist that knowledge be maintained (contractual),
have "Technology Tuesdays."
|How much should
DL administrators know about technology? Enough to make informed
decisions, to be able to converse with faculty and enable faculty
buy-in. Should consider outcomes and goals when considering tech
students complain faculty doesn't interact enough: Training,
mentoring programs, student evaluations, discuss with faculty,
give examples of good responses to faculty, talk to Dean, give
students method to anonymously contact instructor, require faculty
to be online student for a month, design course activities that
| bAre large
group videoconferencing systems on their way "out?"
Yes and no. Systems are expensive and old, and investments are
now being made in newer technologies, such as online software.
However, some faculty still support VC and find it appropriate
in certain situations.
waits 1 hour before test to seek assistance in getting test online:
Create and publish policies, offer specific training, don't rescue
offenders repeatedly, mentoring program, create incentives, provide
training on time mangement, provide student assistance, employproject
management organizational model, encourage use of publisher-provided
Of the 74 conference attendees, 35 completed and turned in
evaluations. Overall, we are proud that attendees overwhelmingly
found the conference to be a success. Here is a summary of the
results, plus some ideas attendees gave us for how to make next
Following are average scores from 1-5, with 5 being the highest.
| Callaway Gardens locations
| Callaway Gardens INN
|Process for submitting papers
| Pre-conference registration
| Registration desk
| Web site information
| Conference proceedings
| Conference program
| Keynote address
| Concurrent Sessions
| Scavenger Hunt
| Robin Beach Cookout
Length of Session: 30 said the 45-minute sessions were just
right. 2 said they were too short. No one said they were too
Liklihood of Attending Next Year: 21 said very likely. 13
said somewhat likely. One said not likely.
Should conference remain at Callaway or move around? 16 said
stay at Callaway. 8 said move. The remaining had mixed feelings.
- specific focus of conference
- small size
support & nice staff :)
- printed proceedings
- lots of networking
- keynote speaker
We'll Change Next Year Per Attendee Suggestions:
- add a lunch session
- better directions from
- later breakfast time
- pre-conference information
- tables in presentation
rooms for note-taking
- *may* have conference
last a day (or half day) longer
begin making plans for next year's conference. Our tenative plans
are to again hold the conference during the first week of June
at Callaway Gardens. We will send a "Save the Date"
notice to all of this year's attendees some time in August. Please
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