Session A1:
A Forest at Your Fingertips: Science Education with the Virtual Forest Initiative

Ryan Kelsey, Alice Cox
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
This session showed how the Virtual Forest Initiative is helping faculty and researchers make use of new media tools to consolidate the activities of the Black Rock Forest Consortium into a publicly available integrated network of research data, curriculum, people, and experiences. MORE

Session A2:
Digital Natives vs Digital Immigrants: Implications for the Classroom

Tucker Harding
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Faculty are now contending with students who have grown up with the Internet. This session explored whether this is creating a new learner that requires different approaches to teaching and learning. MORE

Session B1:
Your Digital Media Toolbox: A Faculty Guide to Using Educational Audio and Video

Brian O'Hagan
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
This session reviewed media platforms, tools, and services for archiving and using podcasts and online video in and out of the classroom. MORE

Session B2:
Lectures that Stick: Effective Presentations with PowerPoint and Beyond

Michael Cennamo
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
This session took an in-depth, critical look at PowerPoint presentations and offered suggestions for improvement, including a look at alternatives such as Google Docs. MORE

Session C1:
Project Rebirth: Activating Living Histories for Educational and Therapeutic Initiatives

Frank Moretti, Michael Preston
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Video footage from a new documentary about recovery from 9/11 creates opportunities for students and professionals to learn about grief and trauma, provides a template for work with large archives, and generates new collaborations outside the university. MORE

Session C2:
Breaking Away from CourseWorks: Alternatives to Learning Management Systems

Dan Beeby
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Faculty are increasingly turning to an ample toolbox of web resources that might better serve students and their learning objectives. Learn about some of these tools that complement and enhanced the standard Learning Management System. MORE

Session D1:
Digital Interventions: Supporting Healthy Community and Life Changes

Michelle Hall, Jessica Rowe
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
A survey of recently developed technology-enabled health interventions that improve awareness and support positive life changes. MORE

Session D2:
Next Generation Media Analysis: Introducing MediaThread

Mark Phillipson
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
This session marked the debut of MediaThread, a new tool that supports innovative analysis of multimedia source materials across a range of subjects. MORE