Thursday’s Academic Resources Conference schedule

Join the Office of Instructional Resources and campus partners for today’s Academic Resources Conference online in the Zoom platform. Here is what you can expect:

9-9:50 a.m. (Vendor Hour): Respondus Presents: Privacy and AI-Based Proctoring. If you attended the ProctorU presentation on privacy and human proctoring, you are going to want to come to this one as well. In it, Respondus representatives will be discussing AI proctoring including privacy issues. Add to Calendar (or) access directly.

10-10:50 a.m. (Rapid Sessions): Three sessions, each 15 minutes long. Managing Your New Normal Classroom with Carolyn Shaw, When Ideologies Clash in the Class with Neal Allen, and the Freedom of Expression Curriculum with Carolyn Speer. Add to Calendar (or) access directly.

11-11:50 a.m.: Links coming soon: Using a “Free” App (or other new technology)? What You Need to Know about the Accessibility Auditing Process with Heather Merchant. There are many educational technologies out there available for free, but all technologies, regardless of cost (or lack of it!) must coomply with policy 8.11. Come to this session to learn how WSU evaluates the apps you want to use in class and what you can do if you find your favorite app choice is not fully accessible. Add to Calendar (or) access directly.

Noon-12:50 p.m. (Panel Hour): Educational Technology at Wichita State with Ryan Corcoran, John Jones, and Carolyn Speer. Do you have questions about how decisions are made, technologies are chosen, and classrooms are designed for tech? This is the panel discussion for you. Come withe questions and we will try to answer them. Links coming soon: Add to Calendar (or) access directly.

1-1:50 p.m.: Is This Accessible? With John Jones.  As the Accessibility Coordinator for the University, John regularly gets the question “is this accessible?” Come to this session to learn how that question gets answered and to pick up some skills along the way so you can start to answer it for yourself. Add to Calendar (or) access directly.

2-2:50 p.m.: Beyond the Discussion Board: Learning Other Ways to Interact with Online Students with Mary Morriss. Have you already leveraged your discussion board? Or maybe you just don’t like it? Come to this session to learn about other ways to interact with your online students. Bring your own ideas too as this session will be conversational. Add to Calendar (or) access directly.

3-3:30 p.m. (Free Stuff for EVERYONE): Meet MERLOT: Your Blackboard-Integrated OER Solution with Carolyn Speer. Would you like to use OER but “there just anything available” for your class? Well, have you checked MERLOT? This peer-reviewed repository for OER learning objects may just get you a few steps closer to an OAT designation for your class! Add to Calendar (or) access directly.