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March 2015

Title: Bridging Disciplinary and Digital Divides: A Continuous Improvement Conference

Date: Friday, March 20, 2015

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, MUC Conference Center


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Cris Mayo: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. | Maple-Dogwood Room (Breakfast available at 9:00 a.m.)

Digital Divides and New Interdisciplinary Contexts: Exploring Technologies from Design to Waste, and into Productivity

Developing online education requires involving students and faculty in a complex array of disciplines and practices. Online pedagogies require some technological comfort, if not expertise, and increasingly vast online resources require the development of critical analytic capacities. This presentation aims to explore those interdisciplinary aspects of online teaching, as well as exploring the broader context for critical technology education, an approach that encourages all of us using technology-based education to consider the forms of technology we use and their production and iteration often shaped by dominant gender and abilities. In other words, technology-based education needs to approach teaching and learning by understanding the very technologies and hidden forms of labor that make such education possible while at the same time, looking for opportunities to improve both delivery methods, labor practices and pedagogical approaches.



Session 1: 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m | Maple-Dogwood Room

Facing new challenges: Changing formats, methods and expectations in the online environment

Discussion on teaching in the winter session and sharing marketing research data from Blackboard and its impact on SIUE’s online student population

Moderator: Emily Keener, Instructional Design & Learning Technologies Center

Faculty Presenters:

Jeffrey Sabby, Physics

Mohammad Yousef, Physics

Tyann Cherry, Educational Outreach



Session 2: 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m | Redbud Room

The importance of technological comfort: Interdisciplinary reflections and experiences

Presenting and sharing unique experiences and innovations from teaching online with the new pilot OER program

Moderator:  Matthew Schmitz, Instructional Design & Learning Technologies Center

Faculty Presenters:

David Cluphf, Kinesiology and Health Education

Debbie Mann, Foreign Languages and Literature

Sorin Nastasia, Applied Communication Studies

Edward Navarre, Chemistry

Jason Stacy, Historical Studies



Session 3: 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m | Hickory Room

Innovation vs tradition: Strategies for optimizing online learning experiences and outcomes

Sharing experiences and reflections on the challenges of online delivery and quality instructions both for the faculty involved and the students

Moderator:  Jennifer Logue, Educational Leadership

Faculty Presenters:

George Watson, Management and Marketing

Dave Knowlton, Educational Leadership

Anne Powell, Computer Management and Information Systems

Heidy Carruthers, Foreign Languages and Literature

Olga Bezhanova, Foreign Languages and Literature


For more information on any of the workshops above, contact:
Dr. Lynn Bartels at

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