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CETL to Host 10th Annual Celebration of Innovative Teaching

Published: 12/12/2022

Gannon University

Gannon University

Mark your calendars for CETL's 10th annual celebration of innovative teaching! CETL is excited to host The Community Expo for Teaching and Learning on Friday, January 6 from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Waldron, Yehl Ballroom. 

This Expo supports CETL's continued efforts to promote and disseminate Gannon faculty and staff's innovative pedagogical and andragogical strategies.

The expo will include digital presentations from our 2022 Course Redesign Grant recipients and electronic poster presentations from Gannon faculty.

You will have the opportunity to network with colleagues and learn about current services, tools, and resources provided by different departments on campus. Plus enjoy appetizers, vote for your favorite presentation, and enter to win a variety of prizes.

Featuring presentations by:

2022 CETL Course Redesign Grant Recipients

Quyen AohPh.D.
A Biphasic Approach to Authentic Scientific Research for Undergraduates Laboratory Course
This presentation introduces a new methodology for introducing scientific research into the undergraduate science laboratory experience with the goal of helping students become more familiar and comfortable with scientific research methods. This approach, modeled on the course-based undergraduate research experience, introduces a team-based experimental research project. In the first half of the semester, students learn the concepts, methodology, and skills required to complete the project through a series of tutorials. Simultaneously, they work independently to acquire the knowledge required for their specific variation of the research project. During the second half of the semester, students then work as a team to carry out the research project, which mirrors the skills they learned in the tutorial. 

Ann Bomberger, Ph.D.
Organizing Digital Research: OneNote Class Notebook and Mindmeister
Studies consistently show that people read documents online much more quickly than they read a paper document, but the world is now firmly planted in digital communication rather than paper. Teaching students how to annotate and organize research provides skills they will need throughout their lives.  OneNote Class Notebook helps students organize and annotate material while allowing for easy presentation of strong student samples and quick assessment on low-stakes writing occasions. MindMeister is an online mind-mapping tool that promotes collaboration and outlining in a digital form.

Celene Kalivoda, DBA
Blackboard Resources – International MBA Students
This project was the creation of a Blackboard Resource page for MBA students, primarily international.  Many times students do not arrive to campus before the orientation or official start of the semester or simply cannot focus during these sessions being in new surroundings.  This set of resources serves as a supplement and ongoing resource for students.  Some primary resources are around being a new international student in the US and what the US classroom culture is like.  The resources were found to be a helpful place to find much information.

Ikechukwu, Ohu, Ph.D.
The Human Body Communicates
This project is focused on the design of a Human Bio-Signal Processing laboratory course for engineering students.

Tajmilur Rahman, Ph.D.
Project-Based Learning: A Study on the Impact of IST&P on the Computer Science Students' Learning and Engagement
Project-based learning (PjBL) is a desirable form of active learning that facilitates student engagement, teamwork and problem-solving. Current literature in PjBL has studied the merits, demerits, implementation strategies and the impact of PjBL on student performance. However, PjBL has not been properly studied from the lens of Industry Standard Tools and Practices (IST&Ps). Currently, the specific learning effectiveness of PjBL vis-a-vis IST&Ps are largely unknown. To provide insight into the effectiveness of PjBL in relation to IST&Ps, this project implements PjBL in five different classes using 5 popular IST (Github-Project, GitHub Repository, Jenkins, IntelliJ, and planning poker) and the most common Agile Development practices as ISP. The data collected from 120 juniors and senior students using RIMMS as our instrument. Data is analyzed both qualitatively and quantitatively. The preliminary results show that IST&P has significantly positive impact over learning effectiveness, and students’ engagement.

Mary Vagula, Ph.D.
Usefulness of the Kahoot! In Enhancing the Learning Experiences of Students Enrolled in Human Physiology Course
Kahoot is used to reinforce the important and tough concepts in physiology. At the end of the course, students' performance in the tests before and after Kahoot usage are compared and presented. Students' feedback on the level of satisfaction in learning of the subject with or without Kahoot is also recorded and presented. 

Electronic Poster Presentations

Leighann Forbes, EdD
Cut It Out! 
Learn how one educator is creating and using cutout people to support student engagement and build an inclusive learning community.

Betsy Garloch, MSLS
Kanopy Base: Reinforce, Stimulate, and Enhance Class Lectures
Explore the new Kanopy Base video collection and existing library services and resources to enhance your coursework.

Megan Loibl, MA, MBA 
Student Development Theory: Intentional, Inclusive, and Impactful Applications to Practice
How do Student Affairs professionals build their programs? Student Development Theory! Can academic professionals benefit from this theoretical foundation? Yes!

Jessica Mando
Everyone is Making Digital History at Gannon University
What you're doing is meaningful! Learn about the GU Digital Collections and how Nash can showcase and preserve your work. 

Mary T. McDermott, EdD, CCC-SLP
Simucase as a Tool for Critical Thinking and Synthesis of Learning
Simucase is a virtual online program providing students with real patient scenarios to understand and interact with communication disorders.

Jaime Plaster, MS ,MEd
Making Your Content Visible
Explore digital tools that easily allow you (and your students) to visually communicate data, ideas, and content.

Dominic Prianti III, MA
Perusall: The Social Reading Platform that Transformed Dom’s Classes
Dominic Prianti's use of Perusall in his philosophy classes fostered reliable reading, saved his students money, saved Dom time (easy grading, less content needed in class), and more for the last three years. With students digesting the content through a more collaborative, enjoyable process, followed by an easily printed "Confusion Report," Dom immediately sees where students' interests and challenges lie with the content, informing more discussion in the following class.

Lisabeth Searing, Ph.D., RN 
Using Socratic Circles in the Sciences
Students in a senior-level nursing course participated in Socratic circles. This presentation describes the process, outcomes, and students' evaluation comments.

Matthew Gacura, Ph.D. and Gary Vanderlaan, Ph.D. 
Incorporating YouTube into the BIOL 339 Immunology Lab Classroom, a Case Pedagogical Example 
Students submit video recordings to Blackboard for lab assignments.  The instructor uses YouTube to store submissions and provide video tutorials.

Visit CETL's online SharePoint for more information, and we'll see you at the expo!

All media inquiries can be made by contacting Doug Oathout, Chief of Staff and Director of Marketing and Communications, at 814-871-7470 or oathout002@gannon.edu.