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Faculty Showcase - Using Student Pages in Lessons

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Come and learn about "Using Student Pages in Lessons" at a Faculty Showcase on February 19, 2016 at noon in Alkek Room 118 and online. The event is sponsored by Instructional Technologies Support (ITS). Our featured speakers are Dr. Kyong Hee Chee and Dr. Matthew Hood. ITS instructional designers Danyelle Hennington and Gwen Morel will provide an introduction to student pages and will moderate a question and answer session.

Student pages in Lessons in TRACS are pages that students can use to add their own content, including text, images, PowerPoint presentations, links and videos. Students can also comment on content produced by their fellow students or on their own entries.

Dr. Kyong Hee Chee is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, the College of Liberal Arts. She teaches Aging & Society and Life Course Sociology at the undergraduate level, and the Seminar on Aging and Theoretical Perspectives in Aging and Dementia at the graduate level. Both of these graduate courses are online.

In Dr. Chee’s Seminar on Aging course, students learn about major issues on aging from a sociological perspective. This includes the cultural and social aspects of aging, and how society structures aging, in terms of gender, class, race, ethnicity, and sexual orientation. In the course, students create PowerPoint presentations on course topics which they upload into student pages in TRACS. Students are able to view their classmate’s presentations and discuss them, by posting their comments on the student page.

Dr. Hood is an assistant professor of Finance in the Department of Finance and Economics in the McCoy College of Business Administration. The courses he teaches are in the MBA program.

Dr. Hood uses student pages in an upper-level finance course. In the course, students work on the finance functions of a corporation. This involves analyzing performance, forecasting cash flows and financing needs, allocating funds to projects, and minimizing the cost of funding. Cases related to finance are presented in class. Dr. Hood’s students use student pages in Lessons to post a video response to a specific case. The videos are short, running less than five minutes. After posting their own video, students comment on their classmate’s videos.

All the presenters will take questions from the audience. This is a brown bag event, so bring your lunch and come and spend an hour with our presenters as they share their knowledge and experiences in using student pages.

Water and sweet and salty snacks will be provided. Plan to arrive by 11:45am or earlier as the program will begin promptly at noon.

Tags:
faculty-commons, its, student-pages, tracs
Duration:
60 minutes
Department:
Instructional Technologies Support