Technology, Innovation, & Pedagogy Conference

Monday, January 12, 2015
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
California State University, Fresno

First 100 people to register will receive a free lunch - Register here

Tentative Agenda

Time  Workshop
7:30 a.m.

Practical Applications of the Teaching Naked Cycle
The Teaching Naked Cycle is a practical application of the latest discoveries of what we know about learning. Technology provides new ways for students to receive first contact with material, better ways to ensure that students are prepared for class, and creates new options for the sequence of encounters and activities. We will break down a unit of content into the following steps: 
Email to prepare (personal entry point)
Content for first exposure (read/watch/do)
Exam to evaluate (retrieval)
Writing to reflect (elaborate, contextualize)
Class to challenge (failure, complicate)
Cognitive Wrappers to self-regulate (abstract)
eCommunication to reinforce (connections, spacing)

Limited seating to the first 30 people to register here

Presenter: Jose Bowen

11:00 a.m. Registration and Lunch
11:30 a.m.  Keynote: Jose Bowen

Teaching Naked: How Managing Technology for your College Classroom will Improve Student Learning 
Technology is changing higher education, but the greatest value of a physical university will remain its face-to-face (naked) interaction between faculty and students. The most important benefits to using technology occur outside of the classroom. New technology can increase student preparation and engagement between classes and create more time for the in-class dialogue that makes the campus experience worth the extra money it will always cost to deliver. Students already use online content, but need better ways to interact with material before every class.  By using online quizzes and games, rethinking our assignments and course design, we can create more class time for the activities and interactions that most spark the critical thinking and change of mental models we seek.
12:40 - 3:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions will include:
Moving Forward with Mobile Devices in the Classroom: A Semester's Experience.
This group of faculty will discuss their use of mobile devices in classrooms and various mobile Apps during the Fall 2014 semester and discuss what worked, what worked well and what needs improvement.
Lorenzo Rios
Joe Ross
Mary Paul (chair)
Martin Shapiro
Reading about Water in Your Course
Water is a topic that has relevance for all of our learners in each of our courses. We will present information on our Common Reading initiative on Charles Fishman's book The Big Thirst, including details of a variety of supporting events that will occur during the spring. We will engage faculty in considering learning activities in courses that use reading from the book, so that learners can construct a more complex understanding of this pervasive topic.

Frederick Nelson
David Drexler
Beth Weinman
Samendra Sherchan
Creating Instructional Videos with iMovie
This presentation will cover the essentials of capturing video with a video camera, a computer or a mobile device, the use of audio, video editing functions, the use of transitions, titles, background music and narration. In addition, you will learn how to use the green screen. You will also learn how to create special effects, animate still photos with the Ken Burns effect, import music, create titles and apply other creative skills. All of this will be done using the free Mac applications iMovie, iPhoto, Photo Booth and iTunes.
Presenter: Otto Benavides
Creative and Reflective Uses of ePortfolios
Pathbrite, the ePortfolio system adopted by the campus, is being used in many courses and in many ways. A panel of instructors that used Pathbrite in their Fall 2014 courses will tell how they used it in their courses and what their Pathbrite plans are for the future.

Melissa Jordine
Mary Paul
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Poster Sessions

Creating an Effective Syllabus Through Technology
This electronic poster presentation will explore the different methods of creating electronic syllabi. Included are some tips for creating effective syllabi, options for different mediums for presenting syllabi, and a quick-start guide to creating your own electronic syllabi that are accessible and engaging for students.
Presenter: Tracy Stuntz

Using Mobile Devices for Student-created Mobile Syllabus
Presenter: Ida Jones
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks and Reception


Sponsored by The Center for the Scholarly Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CSALT), Technology Innovations for Learning and Teaching (TILT) and Title V - HSI Program: Commitment to Latina/o Academic Success & Excellence (CLASE).

If you have any questions, please contact:
Ida M. Jones,, 559 278-2151
Laura Alcantar,, 559 278-2819.