Supplemental Videos in an Engineering Course: Why, How, for Whom
February 17, Scott Engineering Center 237 (Lincoln) and Peter Kiewit Institute 250 (Omaha) 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Short videos of worked-out engineering examples have been added to a course in thermodynamics as supplementary material. This talk outlines the decision-making process, the necessary technology, and the effort required in the creation of twenty-seven such videos. The impact on students from two semesters of experience is also discussed with regard to student use of the videos, student perceptions, and student outcomes. The impact on the instructor, such as lessons learned and future opportunities, will also be discussed.
Incorporating Peer Assessments
March 17, Scott Engineering Center 237 (Lincoln) and Peter Kiewit Institute 250 (Omaha) 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Great leaders are skilled at giving and receiving constructive feedback in order to develop themselves and others. Engaging in assessments helps us become more self-aware and to learn. The expectation for feedback also increases engagement in what is being assessed. It can include contribution feedback to team members, or performance feedback on other’s efforts. This session is a discussion on some approaches to engage students in peer assessments.
Applying Blended Learning to a Synchronous Distance Course between Two Campuses
April 7, Scott Engineering Center 237 (Lincoln) and Peter Kiewit Institute 250 (Omaha) 1:00 - 2:00 pm
This talk presents an overview of a traditional linear controls course designed using blended, synchronous distance instruction. The motivation for the design was to explore a potential new solution to distance learning between campuses. Blended learning combines the best of teaching online and teaching in person in that it reduces seat time, increases active student learning, and optimizes in-class instructional time. This talk will cover faculty preparation, course design elements, technology, and course statistics and data collection.
An interactive session on Assignments, grading, and Feedback in Canvas
May 5, Scott Engineering Center 237 (Lincoln) and Peter Kiewit Institute 250TBD (Omaha) 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Assignments in Canvas show students all of the activities that will be expected of them and the points for each. Assignments include quizzes, papers, projects, discussions, and participation. Assignments can also be used to set up grading rules and weight grades. Learn how to set up, download, and grade student submissions using the speedgrader and how to provide text and video comments. The session will also cover setting up extra credit and weighted grading.
Using Just in Time Teaching in a Flipped Classroom
September 23, Scott Engineering Center 237 (Lincoln) and Peter Kiewit Institute 160 (Omaha) 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Dr. Subbiah is the Kenneth E. Morrison Distinguished Professor of Food Engineering in the departments of biological systems engineering and food science & technology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Dr. Subbiah has an active research program in the area of multiphysics modeling of food processes for improving food quality and safety. He has integrated heat and mass transfer models with microbial growth/destruction models for evaluating food safety risk assessment.
Dr. Subbiah co-invented a software program for food safety management system tracking microbial data in food processing plants and has pioneered hyperspectral and multispectral imaging systems for predicting food quality. He has developed a successful application of hyperspectral imaging system for forecasting cooked beef tenderness from fresh beef.
How to design your CANVAS course
October 28, Scott Engineering Center 237 (Lincoln) and Peter Kiewit Institute 160 (Omaha) 1:00 - 2:00 pm
By Fall of 2018, CANVAS will be the official Learning Management System of UNL. In this presentation you will learn Canvas basics, how to design your course on the Canvas system including building assignments, pages, modules and grading. You will also learn about campus resources to support you through rebuilding your course.
Using the online tool CATME to create inclusive groups in the classroom
November 11, Scott Engineering Center 111 (Lincoln) and Peter Kiewit Institute 160 (Omaha) 1:00 - 2:00 pm
This presentation will focus on the use of the website CATME as a tool that can be used to create groups in the classroom. While the random assignment of students to groups may appear to maximize class-wide diversity, it can isolate females or underrepresented minorities in a way that hinders their ability to perform well in the classroom. CATME is a tool that gathers demographic information from students, which it then uses to form groups which do not isolate, but rather clump those individuals. In addition, CATME provides a mechanism for users to rate the contribution of each team member. The presentation is given from the perspective of a user of this tool in the classroom. Mechanics and first-hand experience will be discussed.
This seminar provides engineering educators with an opportunity to improve their teaching abilities. It focuses on basic skills and principles for effective teaching and learning. This Mini-ExCEEd seminar is not a replacement for the full workshop, but it introduces faculty members of all disciplines to the ExCEEd Teaching Model.
ExCEEd Teaching Model Overview
Registration is not required.
Lincoln Campus: Monday, March 2, 2015 / 10 - 11 a.m. / NH 175
Dr. Gary Krause has been teaching engineering at UNL for 25 years. He has taught classes from required freshman courses up to Ph.D. graduate electives. He has received 17 teaching awards at the department, college, and university levels. He also spent four years as a mentor and course instructor for the national ASCE ExCEEd Effective Teaching Workshop.
WORKSHOP: "Should I blend my course?" by Dr. Sydney Brown , Online and Distance Education, UNL
Dr. Sydney Brown has worked as an instructional designer for over 10 years, initially focusing on online learning, then moving to import successful techniques and strategies to face-to-face courses to improve student learning through the blend of online and face-to-face approaches. She specializes in innovative and effective technology use to support teaching and learning.