Monday 2nd June, 2014
1:00pm to 1:45pm
Are you a professor and new to Sakai? Or are you part of the tech support team and seeking ideas for faculty development? The purpose of our presentation is to give potential users an overview of the learning management system and to share how faculty use Sakai at Pepperdine University to enhance student learning. For those who are unfamiliar with Sakai's interface, one faculty member and one IT team member will begin with a basic overview of the learning environment and simple tips on how faculty can easily adopt Sakai. We will discuss student and faculty responses to the platform, next steps for beginners, and ways to make learning possible through methods that extend beyond the walls of a traditional classroom.
Dr. 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, Educational Research, and Educational Technology and supervises student teachers. Although she enjoyed teaching in the K-12 classroom, Dr. Erbes 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. Her book, ?What Teachers Should Know But Textbooks Don?t Show? was published by Corwin Press in 2008. Dr. Erbes? research interests focus on beginning teacher support, teaching methodologies, and undergraduate research experiences. Her research has been published in the Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly, the Journal of Instructional Psychology, and the Kappa Delta Pi Record, and she has presented at internationally recognized conferences like the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association.
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