Sunday 2nd June, 2013
8:30am to 12:00pm
Sakai CLE is a robust collaborative learning environment that offers many tools to engage students in learning experiences. Join Pepperdine University's Technology and Learning group as we build a course site from the ground up. This is the first part of a two-part series, but can be taken independently. In Part One, we will cover topics like course management, setting expectations, chunking, and discussion. We'll explore Site Info, Home, Syllabus, Lessons, and Forums to inform and engage your students. We will wrap up this session with tips/gotchas and look to all participants to share best practices throughout.
Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Stella Erbes earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Masters Degrees in Education and Spanish from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her 21 years of teaching experiences span both the elementary and secondary levels as well as the public, private, and homeschooling sectors. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Teacher Education at Pepperdine University, where she teaches courses in Educational Psychology and Secondary Teaching Methods, and supervises student teachers. Although she enjoyed teaching in the K-12 classroom, Stella decided to begin a career in teacher education in 2002 so that she could support beginning teachers as they entered the world of teaching by sharing practical knowledge gained from her wide array of experiences. Stella's research interests focus on beginning teacher support, educational technology, and undergraduate research experiences. Her research has been presented at internationally recognized conferences like the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. It is her hope that K-12 classrooms and research in higher education can partner together more closely to connect theory and practice in valuable ways so that both classroom teachers and university professors can be well informed of the current issues and trends in today's schools.
Senior Director, IT Administration and Client Services
Gerard Flynn is the Senior Director, IT Administration and Client Services of Information Technology at Pepperdine University. Gerry is a champion of the Technology and Learning group which provides training, documentation, and support for educational technologies including learning management systems, lecture capture, online collaboration, and video conferencing. Gerard has an MBA and has taught effective interpersonal and communication classes and ERP classes to staff and faculty as well as Computer Science classes to undergraduate business majors. He has co-authored two books on technology in Cengage's "Succeeding in Business" series.
Landon Phillips serves as Multimedia Specialist in the Technology and Learning group. His primary responsibilities include updating and redesigning the Community website, assisting faculty in implementing new technologies into their curriculum, and producing graphic/video content for the Technology and Learning group. He is passionate about incorporating design and technology into the classroom to enhance faculty messages and learning outcomes. A proud Pepperdine alumnus, he has spent the last several years working in the advertising industry.
Director, Technology & Learning
Alan Regan is the Director of Technology and Learning at Pepperdine University. Working with a small but amazing team of colleagues, the goal of the Technology and Learning group is to promote the effective use of learning technologies at Pepperdine University. Alan's focus is on faculty outreach and partnership. He is passionate about helping faculty use technology effectively to meet their teaching and learning objectives. He regularly offers workshops and contributes to documentation projects. In the past, he's enjoyed teaching an undergraduate course on business computing, working in the film and video game industries, and traveling whenever time allows.
1pm Teaching with Sakai CLE from the Ground Up! PART TWO by Varun Khanna, Alan Regan, Landon Phillips, Stella Erbes and Gerard Flynn
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