(ordered by presentation time)
West Texas A&M University
Introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL)
Green Mango Associates, LLC
Thursday - 11/7/2019 in Wade at 9:00 am
This workshop introduces computing educators to Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry
Learning (POGIL). In a POGIL classroom, teams of 3-4 learners work on activities with
a particular structure based on learning cycles. Through scripted inquiry and investigation,
learners discover concepts and construct their own knowledge. Using assigned team roles
and other scaffolding, learners develop process skills and individual responsibility. The
teacher is not a lecturer, but an active facilitator who helps all students to be engaged
and achieve the learning objectives. POGIL is an evidence-based approach, and has
been shown to significantly improve student outcomes. More....
Next-Level Auto-grading in MIS Courses
Thursday - 11/7/2019 in Wade at 10:30 am
Join the Cengage Product team as we discuss strategies for bringing
higher-level critical-thinking to auto-graded activities in MindTap. These engaging
activities are designed to give students the hands-on practice AND real time feedback
that they need to help ensure course success and career readiness. Attendees will get
a preview of both new and not-yet released features for Intro MIS, Systems Analysis and
Design, Database Management and SQL. Attendees are encouraged to bring their syllabi
and questions/ideas about increasing student engagement.
Democratizing Data Science Education using AutoML:
Teaching with Dataiku DSS
Robert Morris University
Thursday - 11/7/2019 in Wade at 11:20 am
This interactive workshop will showcase a collaborative data science tool that can be used
to teach Data Science to students with diverse programming and computing backgrounds.
Attendees will leave the workshop with a sample course outline (8 week or 15 week), and a
project to use in their courses. Dataiku's DSS is a collaborative data science software that can
help users explore, build, and deliver data products. More...
Transform an Excel file to a real web and mobile app in your classroom. No coding needed.
Free with Mendix!
Thursday - 11/7/2019 in Wade at 1:30 pm
Perfect for students of all levels – create an app in minutes from an Excel file.
Whether you’re new to Mendix or to the latest in Mendix, open up the world of building
a robust full-stack app via Excel. You will build a simple app, learn how 130+ other
universities are using Mendix in the classroom, and receive customized or ready-to-use
activities for your students. Mendix is the leading low-code app development platform
and through our University Program, Professors and students enjoy completely free
Mendix technology, training, certifications and curriculum.
Smart Interactive Resources for Microsoft/Database/SQL/Business Computing Concepts/
Thursday - 11/7/2019 in Whitehall Room at 3:00 pm
MyEducator has been created by professors for professors.
Our interactive smart textbooks are different from those offered by the major
publishers and are a great alternative to OER. See our courseware in action.
Demonstration of our smart resources, platform, LMS integration, instructor material,
and free full access to any book in our catalog.
Student Decisions: A Framework for Debiasing IS Projects
East Carolina University
Beth Lang Golub
Prospect Press VT
Friday - 11/8/2019 in Wade at 11:20 am
Projects are a powerful way to help students learn IS concepts.
Yet, student results are often wildly inconsistent in quality. Is there a way to
systemically improve the quality of projects made by students to create higher quality results?
This presentation introduces a framework for evaluating project design that strategically
debiases student thinking. By instituting an array of task-based and behavioral-based
debiasing techniques, instructors can design a course to effectively limit or mitigate the biases
of students. This framework has been used in a project for an e-commerce course,
but opportunities abound in other courses. This presentation will be interactive,
with worksheets and activities to spark conversation.
Technology for Every Major
Friday - 11/8/2019 in Humprey at 1:45 pm
Most everyone needs some skills in technology in order to do their jobs well, from artists using digital rendering to lawyers programming contracts in a blockchain and even school teachers using analytics to understand student needs. Future job roles will include more and more of these advanced technologies, requiring students to develop T-shaped skills with depth in their major and breadth in a wider variety of topics than ever before. Therefore it is imperative that universities give every student some exposure to modern technologies. But how to do that when technology is changing faster than the speed of curriculum development? In this presentation, Misty Decker will demonstrate some surprising examples of how your students in even non-technical degrees will need to understand modern technologies. More....
Engaging the Distracted: Using Technology to Meet the Challenge of
Reaching Gen Z and Millennials Without Deterring Non-Traditional Students
North Idaho College
North Idaho College
Friday - 11/8/2019 in Wade at 3:20 pm
A dynamic, interactive discussion of how student populations have changed
and how professors can adjust instructional designs to meet these changes. While many
classes include significant numbers of ESL students and while numerous students receive
accommodations for cognitive challenges such as ADHD, little is done to meet the needs
of these students aside from allowing additional time for assignments or assessments.
Often, these accommodations alienate students by requiring them to use alternative
examination sites such as testing centers, which can exacerbate feelings of separation
from the rest of the class. More.....