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Faculty Technology Forum

This event is an opportunity to explore technologies currently used by faculty to enhance their teaching and research, and to network with other colleagues. Come and see a display of faculty expertise in teaching with technology and discover some approaches that might work for you!

The schedule for the forum is as follows:

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Tour of Exhibits

12:30 – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 – 2:30 p.m.

Welcoming Remarks: Dr. Conrado “Bobby” Gempesaw

Encouraging Student Responsibility for Learning and Identifying Course Designs that Help: Dr. John Fritz

In Leaving College (1992) Vincent Tinto said, "institutions can't absolve students from at least partial responsibility for their own learning." But what might this mean and look like in the digital ecosystem of 2018 that Tinto could only have imagined? Perhaps more importantly, how might we identify effective practices and practitioners of good course design that help students live up to Tinto's admonition? Drawing on more than a decade of learning analytics research about his own and other institutions' practice, John Fritz will share lessons learned and suggest why & how learning analytics needs to move beyond perfecting predictions to improving interventions for student success. Among other things, Fritz will show how even the trusty Learning Management System (LMS) -- considered by some to be the "mini-van of education technology" -- can and should move beyond the one-way content repository it is at most institutions to becoming a real-time, interactive proxy for student engagement.

A frequent ed-tech presenter and author, John Fritz is Associate Vice President for Instructional Technology in UMBC's Division of Information Technology. He is responsible for UMBC's focused efforts in teaching, learning and technology, user support and learning analytics (doit.umbc.edu/analytics). John holds a Ph.D. in Language, Literacy and Culture from UMBC (2016), an M.A. in English from the University of Maryland, College Park (1989), a B.A. in English and religion from Columbia Union College (1985), and certificates in New Media Publishing from the University of Baltimore (2002) and Instructional Systems Design from UMBC (2009).

Monday, October 15, 2018
11:30am - 2:30pm
Queens Only
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