Innovative Pedagogy and Educational Technology Showcases

Our showcase series highlights faculty who have integrated pedagogical and  educational technology innovations into their curriculum.

Upcoming showcases

Oct. 9 – iClicker and Cirque (Educational Technology Showcase)

Date, time and loaction
Oct. 9, 2019, from 12 to 1 p.m.
Faculty Collaboration Studio, 6 Norton Hall, North Campus

Student response systems have been shown to be an effective way to engage students in class. iClicker by Macmillan Learning is one option for instructors who wish to incorporate clickers into their classes. In this showcase, attendees will get an overview of iClicker as well as learn about a new Macmillan Learning product, Cirque.

Cirque combines attendance, classroom engagement and survey data to empower the timely identification of additional student support needs. Cirque is unique in its ability to provide easily accessible, formative insights on student attendance and engagement data that deliver a more actionable and complete understanding of students’ day-to-day experiences.

Administrators and faculty can leverage compelling data from these products: (i.e., iClicker geolocation attendance, in-class engagement, FYE surveys, retention surveys) to gain formative insights into student engagement.

Jessica Poulin, clinical associate professor, Department of Biological Sciences.

Jessica Poulin
Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Jackie Senich
Senior Institutional Specialist
Macmillan Learning

Oct. 15 – Using Wikis to Create Collaborative Learning Opportunities (Innovative Pedagogy Showcase)

Date, time and location
Oct. 15, 2019, from 1 to 2 p.m.
Faculty Collaboration Studio, 6 Norton Hall, North Campus

Accurately measuring student achievement and competencies are challenging in all academic disciplines, sometimes leading to the need for creative assessment approaches.

In this showcase, Danielle Meyer, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, will demonstrate how she created an evidence-based assessment tool to track student learning using the wiki feature in UBlearns. This innovative Evidence-Based Journal Club supports the development, storage, retrieval and dissemination of original student content based on topics chosen directly by students. This collected information then supports student multimedia presentations and facilitated conversation about research topics.

Meyer will discuss how she developed and executed the assessment and how it has led to broader student engagement and improved assessment.

Danielle Meyer, MS, RD, CSO, Clinical Director, Dietetic Internship with MS in Nutrition, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.

Danielle Meyer, MS, RD, CSO
Clinical Director, Dietetic Internship with MS in Nutrition
Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

Nov. 14 – UBPortfolio/Digication (Educational Technology Showcase)

Date, time and location
Nov. 14, 2019, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Faculty Collaboration Studio, 6 Norton Hall, North Campus

ePortfolios have been described as a “high-impact educational practice” by the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). The University at Buffalo is a trailblazer in the incorporation of ePortfolio technology into its general education curriculum (UB Curriculum), particularly in the UB Capstone Course (UBC 399).

In this presentation, experts in ePortfolio pedagogy and technology will provide insights into the ways ePortfolios are utilized on campus, discuss the technical features of the UBPortfolio software (powered by Digication) and provide a Q&A opportunity for faculty to consider ways of implementing ePortfolios within their programs and coursework.

Jeffrey J. Kohler II, PhD
Clinical Instructor
UB Capstone