Faculty Showcase 2016

Enriching Courses through Digital Storytelling and Other Narrative Techniques

🕘  APRIL 10: 9:00AM-4:00PM 📍  Donna E. Shalala Student Center – 3rd Floor

Thank you for attending the second annual Faculty Showcase Event! This event would not have been possible without the assistance and dedication received from the University of Miami’s faculty and staff.

On May 9 2016, over 100 members of faculty and staff participated in the Faculty Showcase 2016, presented by faculty, for faculty. Based on a year-long pilot commenced in Fall 2015, funded by the Knight Foundation, we celebrated the use of Digital Storytelling and other Narrative Techniques. At the Faculty Showcase 2016, faculty across all disciplines will share their journey using narrative techniques in the classroom, providing their essential tips and practical experience.This mini-conference provided professors, lecturers, and others interested in educational technology, a platform to:

  • Discover how technology can increase student learning and engagement.
  • Learn about enriching courses through digital storytelling and other narrative techniques.
  • Gain insight on the unique experience of teaching online from faculty that have been there.
  • Network and be part of the teaching and learning community here at UM.

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Faculty from across the University of Miami kindly offered their time as speakers and learning circle leaders to share their insight in using technology and pedagogical techniques to enrich their courses. Their presentations are shared below.

Allan Gyorke Welcome Presentation
Dr. W. Brian Barrett Cases and Narratives for Quantitative Topics
Dr. Wesley Smith Black(board) Magic
Dr. Rosina Cianelli and Dr. Natalia Villegas (with Dr. Khitam Azaiza)  Innovative Breastfeeding Training for Healthcare Workers
Dr. Mónica Alexandra Durán Student Generated Media
Dr. Chrisfouad Alabiad and Dr. Carol Karp Taking a Course Online


Learning Circle Leaders

Dr. Jill Sanko, Dr. Mary McKay and Dr. Latoya Lewis-Pierre Using Games to Teach Concepts
Dr. David Lewis Online Course Development
Melissa Burley Incorporating Google Docs in the Classroom for the Beginner
Clay Ewing and Lien Tran Game-Based Learning
Dr. James Wilson Online Lecture Content for a Flipped Classroom