Teaching with Technology Conference

Since 2007, Information Technology Services (ITS) and the Center for Scholarly Technology (CST) have hosted the Teaching with Technology Conference, an annual event that brings USC faculty and staff together to share ideas, best practices, and potential collaborations on projects and initiatives. Last year the theme of the conference was “Learning in Motion” and looked at the use of mobile devices in teaching and learning.

Teaching with Technology Conference 2014

“Digital Knowledge Across the Curriculum”
May 6, 2014
Davidson Conference Center
8:15 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.

Morning Keynote:
Learning Informatics for Personalized Learning
Anthony Maddox, Rossier School of Education

  • Data generated by students offers instructors and institutions a path to improve the individual learning experience, and invites the opportunity to create a personal learning environment. Anthony Maddox weighs the promise of learning informatics in the context of his own journey as an instructor and researcher focused on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Lunch Keynote:
Data Visualization for Research-Based Storytelling
Elizabeth Currid-Halkett, Price School of Public Policy

  • Creative use of digital and “big data” can be instrumental in answering some of our longstanding, major research questions. Yet, even when data has been collected and catalogued in an organized structure, the sheer volume of available data makes analysis and interpretation difficult. Finding new and meaningful data sources and how they might test different suppositions, answer persistent scientific, social and economic questions and convey findings in a relatable way to larger audiences are key to the success of this new methodological wave in research and data collection. Through her own exciting research, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett helps us to see how data visualization methodologies and tools can be used to relay an understandable narrative across different audiences.

Concurrent session in the afternoon including:

  • Blackboard Learning Analytics and Dashboard
  • Locational Data and Mapping as Storytelling Device
  • SAS Resources: Leveraging Available Data Sets for Statistical Analysis
  • Student Collaboration and Technology
  • Creating Data-Related Assignments
  • Technology Demonstrations
  • Augmented Reality