Education 05.03.16 Minutes

Attending:

Elizabeth Romero, Anthony Marino, Tim Sullivan, Anne Armstrong, Valerie Prater, Michael Hites, Cynthia Herrera Lindstrom, Max Anderson, Dave Taeyaerts, Alana Steffen, Marieke Schoen, Alison Doubleday, Blase Brown, Mike Kamowski, Matthew Lineberry, Nate Phillips, Michael Scott, Saul Weiner, Abbas Hyderi, Jon Art, Heather O’Leary

  • Subcommittee Reports
    • LMS – Approval of New Charge –
      • There was a presentation on an updated purpose and charge for the LMSGB
      • Suggested that a summary of LMSGB activities be included in ITGC annual report
      • An edit was suggested
      • Charge was approved by the committee with no opposition voiced
    • Basic Principles
      • Committee is working to have something to share by the end of May, projected completion of project is August 15
    • Instructional Technology
      • The model will be presented to the ITGC InfraSec committee and will report back at the next meeting
  • Standing Reports
    • TLC
      • Discussion of funding concerns and structure of TLC community
      • Further discussion of measuring satisfaction through surveys
      • Suggested that the TLC consider including health and professional programs in the future
      • Committee discussed how the program might improve
      • A request was made that a summary of the feedback from the committee be brought to the TLC
  • Old Business
    • Shared Network Drives
      • Suggested that OneDrive is a solution and is being tested in student lab now
      • Asked that Google Drive also be considered as an option, as it is being promoted to students
  • New Business
    • Adaptive Learning Platforms
      • Suggested that COM and Dentistry get together to discuss their separate adaptive learning platforms and whether they should be centralized
      • Suggested that adaptive learning is a topic that the committee should be discussing
      • Presentation on the College of Dentistry and problems faced by faculty
      • The college created a pilot in RealizeIt for blended learning and assessment
      • A demo in Blackboard was gone over
      • Discussion of costs and potential for expanding to other colleges
      • Discussion on how this application compares to SoftChalk
      • Presentation on Osmosis
      • A demo of Osmosis and how it promotes student learning was gone over
      • Noted that there were some challenges with the software, but it has been successful
      • Suggested that these systems might be subjects for the TechStarter process to share services and could be used to test framework
      • Discussion on how/when TLC should be involved in potentially implementing these applications
      • Further discussion of these tools