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  • Incorporation of TED video: Select a relevant TED talk to get the ball rolling, along with subsequent discussion afterwards (Nina Jablonski, Sam Richards both PSU profs who have done these). General topics to consider: globalization, gaming, classroom of the future, Creativity in Education (Sir Ken), digital research. By all means, if you find something else, bring it to the table.
  • Ideas for appropriate TED videos:
    • Jane Mcgonigal - Gaming can make a better world
    • Speaker, link to TED talk, title
    • Speaker, link to TED talk, title
    • Speaker, link to TED talk, title
  • Globalization Panel - faculty talking about ways 
    • Elinor Madigan -- how she integrates her IST course with the local community
    • Sam Richards -- partnership with Haiti
    • Elavsky -- globalization of Penn State
    • Michael Dawson -- Costa Rica trip (Hannah working with this group and students)
    • Michael Adawumi - he is a huge advocate for using technology as a cost-effective way to have students graduate as global citizens
  • Sherry Robinson (unavailable for LDSC) w/ EGC and Dirk Mateer
  • Jim Jansen -- JIT Knowledge app
  • What's your classroom going to look like 20 years? 5 years? (Bill & Ted's most excellent clip) -- great for immediately after lunch to keep people engaged and motivated post lunch
    • New Learning Lab that will be in the Knowledge Commons, similar to one at Purdue, no "front" of classroom, encourages group work, collaboration
  • Digital Research
    • social collaborative tools, Google Scholar RSS feeds, library tools (Scott, Chris, John Meier)
    • research workflow-managing, citing, & archiving materials - Cahoy & MacDonald
      • archiving the social web---how can we educate and encourage users to preserve their social scholarly activity (conference tweets, blog posts, etc....)
    • LionSearch -- new google scholar like tool for research: http://psu.summon.serialssolutions.com/?
    • New Citation tools like Sente and Mendeley?
    • Lee Giles?-- ideas behind Cite Seerx
    • ebooks/ereaders/DRMs-- something related to the discussion on LA Digital Research blog here
  • additional topics/presentations: single speakers, panel, student discussions, breakout sessions, lightning talks, idea for discussion around a Shirky video/chapter or Chronicle article
  • Hall of Failures/Campfire Ghost Stories - this is a series of posters that will need to be created that helps to start discussion on the subject of technology or practice in education. An optional activity, these posters will be hung in the coffee break room at the beginning of the day, so that people can then browse at their leisure, either when grabbing coffee, during down time, or even the extended break post lunch. QR codes will be used on each poster to demonstrate examples of multiple ways/reasons to use QR codes. Also, a seventh poster with a QR code will invite people to comment anonymously, which can then be used in the moderated discussion. In the afternoon, we will then have a moderated discussion with the group about what constitutes failures; if once a failure, is it always a failure; and hopefully get group to expand discussion to offering their own examples of "failures" in education. Moderator will be responsible for ensuring topics are presented in a more overall, general manner to facilitate discussion.
    • Cloud computing -- IMAGE: Google Wave icon; QUOTE: (needed) QR CODE FUNCTION: (needed)
    • Backchannel -- IMAGE: Twitter icon; QUOTE: "To share or not to share" QR CODE FUNCTION: (needed)
    • Social Networks -- IMAGE: Facebook icon; QUOTE: "Friends don't let friends friend professors" QR CODE FUNCTION: (needed)
    • Virtual Worlds -- IMAGE: SL icon or avatar?; QUOTE: "Virtual worlds aren't real life", "There's no room in real life for virtual worlds" QR CODE FUNCTION: (needed)
    • Open Engagement -- IMAGE: SM icons?; QUOTE: (needed) QR CODE FUNCTION: (needed)
    • E-Readers -- IMAGE: kindle or nook icon; QUOTE: "We don't need no stinkin' eReaders" QR CODE FUNCTION: (needed)
  • Will need to borrow iPod Touches for people without smart phones to use. QR Reader needs to be preloaded.
  • Posters need to be created
  • Individual QR codes need to be developed, and possibly pages created for individual web content (certainly for the anonymous feedback/commenting page)

Game-like components

  • Chopped Session: Speakers prepare a general topic, then find a more specific bent right before presenting and has to incorporate it into the talk.
  • Powerpoint karaoke: preparing a series of slides around a general topic, then having to think on your feet. Possibly a Friday morning slot?

Entertainment

  • iPad band
  • Dean for morning kickoff and after lunch to welcome people back.

Proposed Pre-Camp Sessions — Wednesday, July 20th

It's looking like our pre-conference workshops are taking shape. Take a look at the list below and add your name if you are interested in the sessions. The top sessions will be offered during the pre-conference. Add any other ideas for sessions below. As it stands we need more!

Digital Storytelling

Via Anne Taylor, have Ted Kritchels (see http://creativegroup.psu.edu/portfolio.html#all come in and talk (possibly as part of a panel) about public media and pedagogy. Other members of the panel could talk about other forms of digital storytelling via more simple tools such as 5-photo stories, grassroots video, and VoiceThread.

Facilitator: Ann Taylor

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iClicker Intro

Brief overview of system functionality - The workshop will focus on best practices and strategies for classroom use, and support

Facilitator: Brian Young

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VoiceThread: New Features

iPad, Accessible version, CMS integration

Facilitator: Matt Meyer

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Digital Literacy 101 Workshop

This a workshop being developed for fall - This can be a session of that workshop, or a discussion of the major topics included.

Facilitators: Ryan Wetzel, Alice Whiteside

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Kahn Academy Brainstorm Session

Maybe we can have folks bring solutions to share with the group, or just have a conversation about how we can create these types of videos using Penn State services, 3rd party solutions, etc.

Facilitator: Carol McQ?

  1. Brian Young
  2. Matt Bodek

iBand

Create music using iPad's and iPod touches. Ann and Chris are working on incorporating this idea into her music education course this Fall.

Facilitators: Ann Clements, Chris Stubbs and Trace Brown

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Learning Design Fishbowl

3 bowls - Technology, Learning outcome, Time to Develop. Write a suggestion for each and drop it in the appropriate bowl. We'll pick one from each and come up with solutions on the spot (for better or worse!).

Facilitators: Jeff Swain, Brian Young

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Live Podcast

Add your name and a topic below if you are interested. Jeff and Brian will record a session of their wildly popular Ed Tech podcast live with an audience.

Facilitators: Jeff Swain, Brian Young

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Ideas:

  • From Allan:Via Anne Taylor, have Ted Kritchels (see http://creativegroup.psu.edu/portfolio.html#all come in and talk (possibly as part of a panel) about public media and pedagogy. Other members of the panel could talk about other forms of digital storytelling via more simple tools such as 5-photo stories, grassroots video, and VoiceThread.
  • Drupal Camp PSU: Bryan Ollendyke is hosting a one day Drupal Camp for Penn State which will have some themes that apply to learning designers (ELMS). We'd like to invite him into the planning of LDSC so that we could coordinate opportunities for learning designers to take part in multiple options.
  • Jeff for Accessibility Team: Nuggets of Knowledge — Things to know about accessibility in an LMS, for example.http://storify.com/
  • iClicker Intro - Brett Bixer, Brian Young
    • Brief overview of system functionality
    • The workshop will focus on best practices and strategies for classroom use, and support
      • Target audience:
        • Instructional Designers
        • Campus Support
        • Instructors
    • This will be an hour or so. If you are interested, we can talk individually after the workshop.
  • From Matt: Could create a breakout session in which we layout the full rollout plans for VoiceThread. Goal is to provide a session for IDs that help them be able to consult with faculty on VT. Focus on pedagogy and current best practices. Other items:
    • Demo version of VoiceThread for iPad
    • Demo the accessible version of VoiceThread (VoiceThread Universal)
    • Possible demo of integration with CMS
  • From Carol McQ: I would like to support (within reason) VoiceThread at Harrisburg, so I am interested in Matt's session. I also think this could work together with Annie's suggestion regarding digital storytelling. Perhaps we could add Storify to the mix (also see some uses here http://emediavitals.com/content/media-storytelling-storify).
  • Also from Carol McQ: We're seeing a growing interest in the Khan Academy videos, with faculty using a multitude of tools to produce their own "worked problem" examples. As this interest grows, we would like to offer a "least common denominator" solution that includes either freely available or low cost tools and a how-to-guide. We'd also love to offer tips on the best ways to incorporate this kind of learning into courses. At the moment, faculty in Accounting are producing these, with interest from Math and Engineering faculty. For pre- camp, are there folks willing to demo solutions or to get together and brainstorm a solution?

Other ideas:

  • (planning points: World Campus learning designers might be on campus by Tuesday for their quarterly meeting.)
  • iBand:  Ann Clements, Chris Stubbs and Trace Brown have volunteered to lead a group in performing using iPad's and iPod touches. Ann and Chris are working on incorporating this idea into her music education course this Fall.
  • Media Commons and digital literacy 101 workshop:  Ryan Wetzel (MC) and Alice Whiteside (Libraries) have volunteered to launch the new Knowledge Commons specific workshops at Summer Camp. It will be the first of its kind and showcase the union of the MC in the KC.
    • Here is the description of the workshop for those interested. As this would be a prototype of the workshop that will launch in the fall, we would be very interested in any and all audience feedback.
      • Digital Storytelling and Scholarship
      • 3-hours
      • Description: Storytelling has long been a powerful tool for communication, self-expression, and comprehension, useful for relating personal stories but also for creating engaging presentations of academic research. In today's media-saturated environment, the need for effective storytelling hasn't changed, but the manner in which we experience, share, and tell stories has. In this workshop, we will explore strategies for translating scholarly research into compelling digital narratives, using various multimedia tools for story creation.
      • Objectives:
      • Learn the basic principles of digital storytelling: understanding the audiovisual language, the power of the question, storyboarding, showing not telling, and vocal performance.
      • Review best practices for library research, including search strategies and accessing scholarly resources
      • Become familiar with the fundamentals of iMovie, GarageBand, VoiceThread (among others) to create well-researched and compelling presentations.
      • Produce a very short digital narrative by the end of the session.
      • Discover media resources in the Penn State Libraries and on the open web to help you incorporate copyright-free and fair use media into your work; understand the fundamentals of copyright and Creative Commons
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