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Innovations in Teaching & Learning: Inaugural Proceedings of the 2017 Pedagogicon, Edited by Russell Carpenter, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Matthew Winslow, & Shirley O’Brien

2018 [ISBN: 1-58107-309-7; 126 pages; 8 1/2 x 11 inches; soft cover] $19.95

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This collection provided presenters from the May 2017 Pedagogicon, held at the Crabbe Library on Eastern Kentucky University’s campus, with an opportunity to turn their effort into that next level of scholarship, a published article focused on valuable pedagogical approaches using the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), defined as “the study of teaching and learning and the communication of findings so that a body of knowledge can be established” (Bishop-Clark & Dietz-Uhler, 2012, p. 1).

Some of the manuscripts selected for inclusion began as 40-minute presentations, while others started out as research posters. The authors in this collection build on their presentations in important and scholarly ways to share these current strategies. Every manuscript passed through many mentored drafts. The manuscripts accepted for inclusion represent teaching and learning approaches—in varying stages of development or implementation—of value to scholars on many different campuses, many ready for you to implement or adapt on your own campus.

We encourage our scholars herein to keep ascending the Scholarship Mountain. When they reach the top, they can look back and see this publication as one of their trail markers. We encourage you to read these articles closely. Hopefully, you will learn as much as our own scholars.

The 2017 Pedagogicon conference theme was Innovations in Teaching and Learning. This theme encouraged presenters—and thus authors—to examine and promote those strategies for teaching and learning that engage new and forward-thinking approaches. Threads included:

  • High-Impact Educational Practices;
  • Use of technology to enhance teaching and learning;
  • Creative instructional techniques that engage students in learning, especially deep learning;
  • Innovative faculty development initiatives, programs, and processes;
  • New ways to use SoTL to enhance teaching and learning; and
  • Ways to incorporate diversity into teaching and learning.

The manuscripts are organized into sections focused on the following topics:

  • Student Learning Strategies,
  • Online Strategies,
  • Technology and Tools,
  • Inclusive Excellence and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, and
  • Connecting Student Learning and Effective Teaching.

We see these threads as working independently and collectively to represent the important—and innovative—concepts and strategies shared at the 2017 Pedagogicon.

 

The Contents

Introduction to the Inaugural Proceedings: The 2017 Pedagogicon – Innovations in Teaching and Learning…………………………………………………………………………………………………… v
Russell Carpenter, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe, Matthew Winslow, & Shirley O’Brien,
Eastern Kentucky University

Student Learning Strategies

Student Perception of the Effectiveness of Continuous Quality Improvement Feedback in Lower- and Upper-Division Courses…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 1
Dariusz Wolman, Eastern Kentucky University, & Scott Rockwell, University of North Carolina Charlotte

Beyond the Study Guide: Active, In-class Approaches to Help Students Improve Information Review and Recall……………………………………………………………………………………………… 5
Melony Shemberger, Murray State University

“But I Studied for Seventeen Hours Last Night!”: Exploring Alternative Predictors of Student Achievement…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11
Amanda W. Joyce, Murray State University, & Randall G. Joyce, West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Online Strategies

Effective Use of Wikis to Support Engaging Group Work in Online Courses……………… 17
Paula Jones, Eastern Kentucky University

Strategies to Reduce Incivility in the Online Classroom that Promote an Engaged Learning Environment …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 23
Lynda N. Donathan & Anthony T. Dotson, Morehead State University

Leveraging Technologies to Enhance Learning, Strengthen Relationships, and Introduce Diversity in Online Classes………………………………………………………………………………… 27
Mikah J. Pritchard, Eastern Kentucky University, & Amber N. Hughes, Morehead State University

We’re Online, but are we ADA Compliant? Free Tools and Resources for ADA Compliance……………………………………………………………………………………………………… 35
Shannon Eastep & John Huss, Northern Kentucky University

Using Online Grammar Checking Programs to Provide Feedback to Students in Writing-Intensive Courses…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 39
Randall G. Joyce, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, & Amanda W. Joyce, Murray State University

Student Perceptions of Vicarious Learning Lessons in Two Online Graduate Courses… 47
Gina Blunt Gonzalez & Ray Bailey, Morehead State University

Technology and Tools

Interactive Video Quizzes to Enhance Student Learning…………………………………………. 53
Cindy Hayden, Anne Fleischer, & Kara Renfro Taylor, Eastern Kentucky University

Are you Kahooting, Plickering or Apping? Information on How to Use These Interactive Technologies in the Classroom………………………………………………………………………….. 58
Patricia Harrelson, Joyce Stubbs, & Steven Stubbs, Morehead State University

I Hear What You’re Saying: Bringing New Media Pedagogy to Basic Writing……………. 63
Dominic J. Ashby, Margaret M. Frozena, & Jason D. Peerce, Eastern Kentucky University

Tabletop Games and Creativity in the Classroom: Reflections from the 2017 Pedagogicon……………………………………………………………………………………………………. 69
Emily Hensley & Rachel Winter, University of Central Florida

Sustainability through Digital Pedagogy………………………………………………………………. 73
Helen Turner, University of Kentucky

Community of Practice: Creating Authentic Activities for Meaningful Discussions in Online Courses………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 79
Michelle A. Gremp & Mary Ann Nestmann, Eastern Kentucky University

Enhancing Training through Multimodality: An Innovative Student Learning Platform…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… 83
Jessica Ralston & Courtnie Morin, Eastern Kentucky University

Inclusive Excellence and Cultural Responsive Pedagogy

Gender Inclusivity and Professional Language Use in the Classroom……………………… 89
Kaity Ralston & Lisa Day, Eastern Kentucky University

Using Film to Teach Diversity in Higher Education: Stimulating the Affective Processes
of Learning …………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 93
Joshua A. Elliott & Carol A. Sommer, Eastern Kentucky University

Connecting Student Learning and Effective Teaching

Using Script Writing to Transform Students’ Attitudes about the Literature Review Research Process………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. 99
Elizabeth Busekrus, Missouri Baptist University

Promoting Students’ Sense of Connectedness Using Strategic In-Class Group……….. 105
Hung-Tao Chen, Richard S. Bradford, Bryan A. Lusby, & Allison Fornash, Eastern Kentucky University

Multimodal Composition in Practice……………………………………………………………………. 113
Eric Cody Smothers, Eastern Kentucky University