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Teaching and Learning Technology Roundtable (TLTR)

OHSU’s TLTR is based on a model created by the Teaching, Learning and Technology Group, a semi-autonomous affiliate of the American Association of Higher Education (AAHE).  The Roundtable is designed to bring together people who would not otherwise collaborate on educational improvements, providing a forum for discussion and sharing on issues related to educational technologies.

Through TLTRs meetings, action teams and reports, the Roundtable can help OHSU make better-informed decisions, sustain collaborative change, and develop better strategies for using technology to improve teaching and learning.

Upcoming TLTR’s

There will be no more TLTRs for the 2010-2011 academic year. Please join us in the fall for more sessions.

2011 TLTR Meetings

Thursday April 21: Write, Deploy, Analyze: Writing Effective Test Questions

Can multiple choice questions be used to evaluate higher level thinking?

This TLTR examined the best practices in writing, deploying and validating assessments.  We provided basics for writing effective test questions, discussed challenges of secure online testing and explored question validation. 

Three articles of significance:

1. A Consumer's Guide to Multiple-Choice Item Formats That Measure Complex Cognitive Outcomes (Berk)


2. Multiple choice Item Writing Guidelines/Rules/Suggestions/Advice as Derived from 46 Authoritative Textbooks

http://testing.byu.edu/info/handbooks/Multiple-Choice Item Writing Guidelines - Haladyna and Downing.pdf

3. How to Prepare Better Multiple-Choice Test Items: Guidelines for University Faculty


Thursday March 17: Powerful Powerpoints, from Theory to Practice

This TLTR examined best practices in powerpoint design and lecture delivery.  We examined the effectiveness of slide layout and simple rules that make presentations dynamic, encourage active learning and maximize content retention.  Lecture effectiveness examined research around, delivery strategies and organization.

Thursday February 17: Faculty Use of Educational Technolgy at OHSU: A Report Card

This TLTR examined the results of the Fall 2010 OHSU faculty survey of educational technology.

Thursday January 20th: New Year, New Sakai

This TLTR focused on time saving strategies for faculty and staff users that help make grading and document management more efficient.  New features in such as date-releasing of Forums, Modules and Announcements was demonstrated along with duplicating forums for easy build out and the new grading in forums option.

2010 TLTR Meetings

Thursday November 18th: Forums: the Heart of the Online Classroom - Using Discussion forums to enhance collaborative learning and student discourse

This roundtable discussed how collaborative learning is achieved using online forums.  Participants explored best practices surrounding forum structure, question prompts and grading options. 

Download the Handout:

Thursday October 21st: Questioning Strategies: Using Student Response Systems to Think Outside the Box

Questions are at the heart of active learning. Like all learning tools, question have strength and weaknesses.  Our next Teaching and Learning Technology Roundtable will explore the use of Student Response Systems (SRS) or “clickers” in the classroom.

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Thursday September 16th, 2010: Plagiarism and Academic Honesty: Has the digital age blurred the lines for students?

  • What is plagiarism?
  • What do students know about academic integrity? 
  • What should OHSU do to teach students about academic integrity?
  • Do online originality checkers presume that students aren't honest?
  • What are the consequences of plagiarism allegations?
  • Panelists:
    • Rachel Dresbeck, Ph.D. - Director, Research Communication and Development Services
    • Carey Critchlow, J.D. -  OHSU Legal Counsel
    • Thomas Boudrot, Ed.D. -  Assistant Professor, Academic Technology.
  • Watch the Adobe Connect Recording here: http://ohsu.na6.acrobat.com/p75292159/
  • Download the Powerpoint slides

Related References:
Burns, J.F. (2007) “Catch me if you can academic misconduct policy and practice”, The National Association of College and University Attorneys. Download PDF.

Blum, S.D. (2009) MyWord! Plagiarism and College Culture Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press

Diagnosis: Plagiarism Part 1 [Video]. (2009). Retrieved September 16th, 2010, from  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QSnOczodBs

Diagnosis: Plagiarism Part 2 [Video]. (2009). Retrieved September 16th, 2010, from  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64o8z2gxf3A

Friday April 16th: Migrating from ERes to Sakai: Copyright compliance, tech support and timelines

  • Before the end of 2010, OHSU’s library will no longer provide electronic reserve support, however, the Sakai online course management system is available to archive course materials as part of a specific course site.  Come learn how to seamlessly migrate your documents, ensure copyright compliance while maintaining the integrity of your course. Join Judith Norton, Head of Access Services, to gain insight into fair use guidelines, distance learning and online course management systems.
  • To move your materials from ERes to the Sakai online course management system, please contact Susan Adams in Academic Technology at adamssu@ohsu.edu or call 503-494-1286.
  • Watch the Adobe Connect recording here: http://ohsu.na6.acrobat.com/p22355333/

Friday March 19th: Mapping the Landscape of Mobile learning

  • Mobile learning projects are blooming all over Europe.  They range from PDA’s and tablet computers in classrooms, to mobile phones that support learning between schools and museums, to context-aware technology for field trips and tourist visits.  In this roundtable we will explore the landscape of mobile learning and discuss the issues behind this inevitable growth.
  • Watch the Adobe Connect recording here: http://ohsu.na6.acrobat.com/p71298352/

Friday February 19th: Social Networking? Secure Networking?

  • What are the security implications of having a Facebook presence in the workplace? What security measures are currently in place at OHSU? How is social networking changing how we communicate in and outside of the workplace? John Rasmussen, OHSU Chief Security Officer, and David Robinson, Interim Provost of the School of Medicine discussed the implications of social networking.
  • Watch the Adobe Connect recording here: http://ohsu.na6.acrobat.com/p80191921/
  • Download the PowerPoint presentation.

Friday January 22nd: Best Practices in Sakai Online Course Design

  • This TLTR session showcased the best of the best and presented the key component to building effective and efficient online course.  Hearing directly from the Academic Technology team, participants learned the tricks of the trade, found solutions to design questions and explored new ways to present your courses online.
  • In addition we invite you to download the 10 Things to do before launching your site and the PowerPoint Presentation. (The Adobe Connect session is unavailable due to a technical problem.)

2009 TLTR Meetings

Friday November 20th- Noon to 1p.m.: Distance Learning: A Cloud Based Approach

  • The November 2009 TLTR session showcased the pioneering work of Ryan Palmer, the Administrative Director of Principles of Clinical Medicine (PCM).  Charged with finding a cost effective, reliable way to connect students on rural rotations with their colleagues on the Portland campus, he designed a reliable, user-friendly and cost-effective way to make it happen.  Through trial and error, Ryan discovered just how simple it could be to provide students with the technology they needed to stay on track for graduation. 
  • Check out his presentation recorded through Adobe Connect Web Conferencing software: http://ohsu.na6.acrobat.com/p12069611/

Friday October 16th-Noon to 1p.m.: H1N1: Immunize Your Course: Protection for your Students 

Friday, March 20 – Noon to 1 p.m.: Course Evaluation Systems
Friday, February 20 – Noon to 1 p.m.: Second Life and Nursing
Friday, January 23 – Noon to 1 p.m.: Articulate, Presenter, and Other Powerpoint Converters

2008 TLTR Meetings

Friday, November 21, 2008: Podcasting with iTunes U

  • Presented by John Ansorge, MA, Instructional Technologist in the Academic Technology Department

Friday, April 18, 2008: Student Response Systems

  • Presented by Bill Cameron, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Bill conducted a demonstration of student response systems — more commonly known as "clickers" -- having used clickers extensively in his physiology class for Allied Health students over the past two years.

Friday, March 21, 2008: Tour of Clinical Assessment and Learing Center

  • One-hour tour of the OHSU School of Medicine Clinical Assessment & Learning Center, a mock clinical facility providing simulated experiences for students at all levels of the medical and health care curricula.
  • The group observed the operation of the patient simulator ("Sim Man"), viewed a mock examination and saw how the mission control area is used.

Friday, February 15, 2008: A Vision of Student Today

  • Sparked from Maggie' McVay Lynch's reference to a YouTube video created by Michael Wesch and students at Kansas State University -- A Vision of Students Today (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o) — we viewed the video and then brok into small groups to discuss the impact of consumer-based and instructional technology on education
    • how do today's students learn,
    • what do they know, what do they need to know,
    • how do we reach them,
    • can they meet us half way?

Friday, January 18, 2008: Web 2.0: How to Swim with the eLearning Sharks

  • Presented by Maggie McVay Lynch, Ed.D, Director of Statewide Teaching and Learning Services, OHSU School of Nursing
  • Maggie shared her thoughts and research on how online education can and should shift from being a medium in which information is transmitted and consumed, into being a platform in which content is created, shared, remixed, repurposed, and passed along by teachers and students alike

Friday, November 16, 2007:Eight Years of Distance Teaching and Learning (PDF File)

  • Presented by Bill Hersh, MD, Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Informatics & Clinical Epidemiology (DMICE) in the OHSU School of Medicine
  • Topics include:
    • Motivations for education and distance learning in biomedical informatics
    • Technologies used
    • Lessons learned

Friday, October 19, 2007: Sharing Session (PPT File)

  • What is the technology direction of your department or school?
  • What technologies are you using successfully that you would be willing to share with the group?
  • What technologies do you yearn for?
  • What have you heard about other schools, departments or programs that you'd like to know more about?
  • Resources mentioned in the session:

Friday, September 21, 2007: Web Conferences, Lectures and Meetings (PPT File)

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