Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium

Each March, Grand Valley's Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium provides an opportunity for faculty to showcase how they're putting technology to use in their teaching. Faculty and staff from across the university gather for this afternoon of fun, food, and presentations. In odd-numbered years, the Symposium also includes a keynote speech from a leading figure in the field of instructional technology.

Each Symposium also includes the formal presentation of the university's Teaching & Learning with Technology Award, awarded by the Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center.

Whether you're looking for ideas and simply want to celebrate your colleagues' accomplishments, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Symposiums Past

Speaker, schedule, and presenter information from previous years.

We Want You!

We are now accepting proposals for the 2013-2014 Teaching & Learning with Technology Symposium.

Symposium Videos

Not able to make it to the Symposium? Just want to relive the experience? Do so by rewatching Topper and Lancaster's keynote.

Symposium in Photos

Experience this year's Symposium through our photo gallery.

Watch the Video

Did you miss last year's Symposium? Or maybe you just want to relive the experience? We'd suggest watching the highlights video.

Program Information for 2013–2014

Allendale Campus
1pm - 4pm: Atrium, Mary Idema Pew Library
  • Welcome
  • Keynote Address
  • Performance by the GVSU New Music Ensemble
  • Faculty e-poster presentations
  • Presentation of the FTLC Teaching & Learning Award

Symposium Video

Not able to make it to the Symposium? Just want to relive the experience? Please enjoy these videos of the symposium as a whole and of Topper and Lancaster's keynote.

Symposium Photos

Experience this year's Symposium through our photo gallery.

Andrew Topper
Associate Professor, GVSU College of Education
Sean Lancaster
Professor, GVSU College of Education
Keynote Address
Technology integration at GVSU: a vision of the future
Bill Ryan and the GVSU New Music Ensemble
Special Musical Performance

Raffle Winners

Microsoft Surface (Grand Prize)
Patrick RothUniversity Libraries
Logitech Presentation Remote
Michelle SanchezWriting
Logitech Presentation Remote
Susan LaningaHistory
Logitech Presentation Remote
Julia VanderMolenAllied Health
"A Guide to Online Course Design: Strategies for Student Success" by Tina Stavredes
Bonnie WoodmanUniversity Libraries
"Learner Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning into Practice" by Terry Doyle
Kim RangerUniversity Libraries
Sarah Beaubien
University Libraries
Increasing Freedom & Reducing Cost with Open Education Resources
Rosemary Cleveland
Justin Melick
Graduate Assistant, Education
Using Green Screen Technology to Enhance and Personalize your Videos
Sarah Cox
ELMO is more talented than you think!
Max Eckard
Mary Morgan
University Libraries
From Shelf to Streaming (digitizing VHS tapes for online access)
Kyle Felker
University Libraries
Questing for Knowledge: Using Quest-Based Games in Higher Education
Douglas Furton
Using the Blackboard test environment to deliver self-guided student-centered activities
Rita Kohrman
University Libraries
Justin Melick
Graduate Assistant, Education
Dos and Don'ts of Online Tutorials
Eric Kunnen
Information Technology
The Technology Showcase
Danielle Lake
Liberal Studies
Motivating Learning in the Online Environment: Making it Real in the Online Classroom
Sean Lancaster
Google+ Communities
Gisella Licari
Modern Languages
iMovie for Second Language Acquisition: It is not just a video.
Szymon Machajewski
Computing and Information Systems
Gamification in learning through scavenger hunt mobile apps
Stephen Matchett
Creation of an Interactive On-line Textbook to Eliminate Costly Textbooks in General Chemistry at GVSU
Regina McClinton
Liberal Studies
Using Ensemble to support Cultural Competence Education
Pamela Page
Create Lively Online Classes with Synchronous Learning through Blackboard Collaborate
Martina Reinhold
Physician Assistants
Increase student participation and learning with the use of response technology (clickers)
Michael Ricco
Integrating Ensemble into Student Team Projects
Robert Rozema
Reading and Writing Digital Comics: Process and Pedagogy
Michelle Sanchez
Writing Center
Conducting Late-Night Synchronous Writing Consultations with Google Docs
Andrew Topper
Developing and using learning objects: experiences and resources for higher education
Scott Truskowski
Occupational Therapy
Using Ensemble to Take Video Uploads to the Next Level
Julia VanderMolen
Allied Health Sciences
Time Management with Google Calendar and Blackboard
Michael Wambach
Allied Health Sciences
Improving Asynchronous Discussion Using Course Objectives and Thread Linkage
Andy Wolber
Public Administration
Teaching Paperless
Bonnie Woodman
University Libraries
Using Course/Electronic Reserves to enhance course work for students
Xandra Xu
Richard Paschke (Emeritus)
Human brain and sheep brain anatomy: a video PowerPoint presentation

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