Spring 2014 Hosts

Below you’ll find links to each of our hosts. At the bottom of each host’s class description there’s a link named back to hosts list that will bring you back up to this master list.

Remember: In some cases you’ll want to visit the live class, in other cases you’ll arrange a conversation with the instructor (if the relevant tools/strategies you want to see are all done online).

JP Allen

  • Email: jpallen@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Management, Entrepreneurship & Inovation
  • Course: Internet Business Applications
  • Days: M 11:45–3:25

The Course: Management, Entrepreneurship & Inovation

Students learn how to design, build, and test their own online businesses, using low cost services and freely available software.

The Ed Tech

We use Canvas, WordPress (self-hosted), Google Analytics, Google AdWords/AdSense, and other services depending on the student project.

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Greg DeBourgh

  • Email: debourghg@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Nursing and Health Professions
  • Course: Medical-Surgical Nursing of Adults
  • Days: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 8:00–11:40
  • Keywords: Flipped Classroom, Simulations, collaborative learning

The Course: Medical-Surgical Nursing of Adults

Upper division course in pre-licensure nursing program designed to apply advanced theory, concepts, and principles to clinical practice, with emphasis on scope of practice, professional role, and teamwork skill development; flipped course with multiple interactive strategies for in-class sessions (clickers, case studies, simulation, collaborative problem solving, peer teaching)

The Ed Tech

Clickers for application-style questions with discussion of rationale; collaborative case studies and problem solving; in-class simulation with manikins, clinical equipment for psychomotor skill guided practice; PPT; Ipevo portable camera for projection of equipment demonstrations and student-generated, in-class learning objects.

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Sophie Engle

  • Email: sjengle@cs.usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Arts & Sciences, Computer Science
  • Course: Software Development
  • Days: MWF 3:30 to 4:35pm
  • Keywords: Flipped Classroom, iPad, Web Design

The Course: Software Development

This is a Java programming course that focuses on how to design programs, in addition to advancing topics such as inheritance, multithreading, databases, and web-enabled applications. The course uses a hybrid approach (2 days traditional, 1 day flipped) and mastery learning for projects. The projects are evaluated in 20 minute one-on-one code reviews with each student.

The Ed Tech

Mon/Wed I use slides to introduce broad topics, and live programming demos to illustrate those topics. I use an iPad with notes to keep the demos on track. Fri students take quizzes on Canvas and work on homework with me and the TA helping. I also use Canvas, Echo360, Piazza, and GitHub to supplement what is covered in class.

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Cathy Gabor

  • Email: cgabor@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: A&S, Rhetoric and Language
  • Course: Intensive Writing
  • Days: TR 8:00–9:45 & R 10:00–11:40 (lab)
  • Keywords: flipped classroom, computer lab

The Course: Intensive Writing

This class serves students who need extra support for college level writing, preparing them for their Core Area A2 class. Two sessions per week are in the traditional classroom; one session a week is in a writing lab. All of the students are international students, so if you want to collaborate on strategies for teaching international students, please come visit!

The Ed Tech

I use some “Flipped” lectures in my classroom as well as many technology-based in-class and out of class writing assignments.

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John Higgins

  • Email: higginsj@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Arts & Sciences, Media Studies
  • Course: Digital Media Production
  • Days: Tues & Thurs 9:55 - 11:35
  • Keywords: Social Media, media production

The Course: Digital Media Production

Learning how to tell meaningful, well crafted non-fiction stories through a variety of multimedia platforms. Basic skills in images, audio, video. Evaluating social media platforms.

NOTE: Days when we utilize the “Story Circle” for story development are not available for guest participation. Please contact me about possible dates.

The Ed Tech

Students use and evaluate social media platforms, create content for a variety of multimedia. Basic skills in photography, audio, video, use of social media. Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, ScoopIt, Storify, Cowbird, Exposure, SoundCloud, etc.

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EJ Jung

  • Email: ejung2@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Arts & Sciences, Computer Science
  • Course: Computers and Society
  • Days: MW 1–2:05pm
  • Keywords: Flipped Classroom

The Course: Computers and Society

This course is a unique hybrid between computer science and its effects on society. The lecture is traditional lecture and discussion, but the class meets in the computer lab so I ask students to practice pendulum exercises and report back. You may come and see how I go back and forth between lecture and hands-on exercise on computers.

The Ed Tech

Computer lab, pair programming, hands-on exercises.

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Eugene Kim

  • Email: eykim@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Law
  • Course: Legal Research, Writing & Analysis
  • Days: Th 9:00–10:20 or 3:30–4:50
  • Keywords: Flipped Classroom, Google Docs

The Course: Legal Research, Writing & Analysis

Researching and writing persuasive memoranda of points and authorities (litigation documents).

The Ed Tech

Students are asked to edit a real draft of a litigation document outside of class. The class time is then spent doing a “group edit” on the document in a workshop-type setting–with everyone working on the same document at the same time, using Google Docs–to create an improved document that incorporates everyone’s input.

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Leslie King

  • Email: kingle@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Arts & Sciences, Biology
  • Course: Human Physiology
  • Days: MWF 8:00–8:50AM
  • Keywords: Flipped Classroom

The Course: Human Physiology

This course is an upper division course in the Biology department. Students who take it are junior and senior biology majors. It is a survey of the functions of human organ systems.

The Ed Tech

I am planning on flipping my lecture on blood pressure regulation. Students will be asked to view/listen to a lecture I’ve recorded using Echo personal capture, and then come to class prepared to create a flow chart depicting blood pressure regulation.

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Brandi Lawless

  • Email: bjlawless@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Arts & Sciences, Communication Studies
  • Course: Qualitative Research Methods
  • Days: MWF 1–2:05pm
  • Keywords: Flipped Classroom

The Course: Qualitative Research Methods

This course explores methods for understanding and conducting qualitative research. Students study a number of approaches to qualitative research and apply those data analysis techniques in reading, designing, and analyzing qualitative research.

The Ed Tech

I teach a “flipped classroom.” This means that some of the lectures are posted online. Students are responsible for online content, as well as classroom discussion. Moving some lectures online allows for a more interactive classroom environment. Additionally, I use GoogleDocs as a way to do in-class assignments and answer questions about methodologies.

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Mathew Mitchell

  • Email: mitchellm@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Education, Learning & Instruction
  • Course: Cognitive Psychology
  • Days: Saturday (1 to 5 p.m.) on teaching weekends
  • Keywords: Flipped Classroom, Pecha Kuchas

The Course: Cognitive Psychology

This course explores research into “learning strategies.” It is a required course for all first-year doctoral students in the Learning & Instruction program. Topics include cognitive load theory, visual models, self-explanation, self-regulated learning, and multimedia learning, amongst others. One key course deliverable is a pecha kucha presentation (in addition to a final paper).

The Ed Tech

Most of the technology usage happens outside the classroom. Important caveat: there are 2 weeks between classes. Students prepare for an upcoming class via readings, audio presentations, videos, and an electronic discussion. In the live class there is relatively little use of technology with an emphasis on hands-on activities. Visitors welcome to visit or to just meet over coffee.

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Stephen Morris

  • Email: morriss@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Management, Business Analytics & Information Systems
  • Course: Systems in Organizations
  • Days: Section 04: MWF 11:45–12:50pm; Section 05: MWF 2:15–3:20pm
  • Keywords: Flipped Classroom, Simulations, Case Studies

The Course: Systems in Organizations

This course combines Operations Management & Information Systems. There are forecasting, inventory, process analysis, supply chain, database, telecommunications, and information systems modules. We use three case studies and four simulations throughout the semester in an experiential learning environment to develop critical thinking and analysis skills. There is no Death-by-PowerPoint with only minimal “mini” lectures.

The Ed Tech

I have created several dozen screen-capture videos that encompass all the key points from what were my core topics in my lectures of the past. The videos run from 2 - 11 minutes and are ‘snippets’ of lectures. The students, working in teams, can (and do) access the needed video during class while working on cases and simulations. Overall structure is a flipped classroom.

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Scott Murray

  • Email: shmurray@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Arts & Sciences, Art + Architecture, Design
  • Course: Interaction Design
  • Days: MW 8:45am to 11:30am
  • Keywords: Code, Interactivity

The Course: Interaction Design

Introduction to concepts of designing interactive, dynamic, screen-based experiences. Design considerations include time-based qualities, like motion and responsiveness. How can we design interactions for specific emotional experiences? Technical introduction to Processing, a free programming language for artists and designers. Projects include designing and implementing an interactive “monster” and an original game.

The Ed Tech

This course uses Processing (processing.org), a free programming environment for artists and designers. Students learn to use code as a medium for “sketching” design concepts. Processing is itself a pedagogical project, designed to facilitate learning of basic programming concepts in the context of the arts. Workshops conducted in-class introduce students to new programming concepts, which are reinforced by readings.

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Kevin Oh

  • Email: koh2@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Education, Learning and Instruction
  • Course: Instructional Uses of Technology for Learning Specialists
  • Days: W 4:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Keywords: Flipped Classroom, iPad, Second Life

The Course: Instructional Uses of Technology for Learning Specialists

This course is designed to prepare special education credential candidates in the advanced knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to implement systems that assess, plan, and provide instructional support for students with complex learning needs.

The Ed Tech

Students will learn how to select, use, adapt, and evaluate a variety of educational technology for core content area instruction. (iPad, youtube videos, and virtual world will be used in this course)

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Susan Prion

  • Email: prions@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Nursing and Health Professions
  • Course: Management of Complex Clinical Systems
  • Days: Tuesday OR Thursday 2:40–4:25pm
  • Keywords: Flipped Classroom, Simulations

The Course: Management of Complex Clinical Systems

This course follows a previous semester about leadership and leads students through a detailed exploration of the management of care including budgeting, staffing, delegation, teamwork, legal and ethical issues, management ethics, and healthcare economics.

The Ed Tech

This is a flipped classroom with an emphasis on discussion and exploration of key ideas and application of content through in-class case studies and other interactive exercises. Each class is a self-contained module with a self-assessment exercise to start and some brief demonstration of learning to complete the module.

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Karyn Schell

  • Email: kschell@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Arts & Sciences, Modern and Classical Languages
  • Course: Spanish 206: Fifth Semester Spanish
  • Days: TR 12:45–2:30, Education 309
  • Keywords: Flipped Classroom

The Course: Fifth Semester Spanish

This course focuses on social movements in Spain and Latin America and is taught in Spanish. It is “flipped” in that readings, lectures and grammatical explanations are performed outside of class so class time may be devoted to conversation. I am also experimenting with some project-based learning for which the students are preparing resources for a local grade school.

The Ed Tech

All of the reading, homework and class materials are provided and accessed on Canvas. The students perform grammar quizzes on Canvas as homework and in preparation for class. Students use laptops and smart phones during 20 minutes of every other class period to plan and perform research for their community project.

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Mouwafac Sidaoui

  • Email: sidaoui@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Management, Business Analytics & Information Systems
  • Course: Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Days: MWF
  • Keywords: Analytics, Business Statistics, Business Math, Spreadsheet Modeling

The Course: Quantitative Business Analysis

Data analysis and modeling using spreadsheet software to support management decision making, including: simple and multiple regression models; forecasting; business simulation models; decision analysis; and optimization models for resource allocation.

The Ed Tech

Spreadsheets provide a very flexible environment for analyzing data and modeling decision problems, and more decision makers have access to spreadsheets than special-purpose software. All students must have access to Microsoft Excel 2013. Note: Macintosh users please visit Excel Standard at web.usfca.edu/its/desktop/excel_standard.

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David Silver

  • Email: dmsilver@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Arts & Sciences, Media Studies/Environmental Studies/Urban Ag
  • Course: Environmental Sustainability Cornerstone Seminar
  • Days: TTH 9:55–11:40
  • Keywords: Social Media, twitter, multimedia, e-portfolio

The Course: Environmental Sustainability Cornerstone Seminar

In Cornerstone, mostly sophomores and juniors synthesize issues, theories, and methods learned thus far in the Environmental Studies major or minor and develop a research topic and approach suitable for an ENVA pathways. Along the way, they write a lit review/environmental scan, research and submit a grant, and create an e-portfolio.

The Ed Tech

Although this is not a production class per se, there’s a lot of technology going on. We use twitter to share our work and relevant materials. And we will soon begin designing e-portfolios to reflect upon, improve, and showcase student work and networks.

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Juliet Spencer

  • Email: jspencer@usfca.edu
  • Discipline: Arts & Sciences, Biology
  • Course: Medical Microbiology & Lab
  • Days: T/Th 8:00–9:15 am, Lab is T 9:30 am –12:00 pm
  • Keywords: iPad, microscopes

The Course: Medical Microbiology & Lab

This course serves as an introduction to the world of pathogenic microbes. Emphasis is placed on bacterial and viral pathogens of the respiratory, digestive, and genitourinary systems, and for each topic case studies are discussed. An integral part of the course is the laboratory, in which the student will gain hands on knowledge of microbial growth and diagnostic procedures.

The Ed Tech

The main teaching technology are the microscopes, which are equipped with cameras so students can take images of their specimens. The images are wirelessly uploaded to a central site and can be projected to the class to show great examples. Students also maintain a virtual lab notebook using these images, and others that they take with their phones.

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