Concurrent Session III
1:30 - 2:30 

Accessing Courses Through Technology: The experience of students with disabilities

Kirsten Behling & Andrew Cioffi

Have you ever wondered how a student with a vision disability sees your handouts? How a student with a hearing impairment hears your lecture? How a student with ADHD focuses long enough to write your paper? Or how a student unable to move their arms takes notes in your class? Join us for this eye opening look at how students with disabilities access your class through technology.

Online Learning – Quo Vadis? - Managing, Teaching and Learning

Mawdudur Rahman

Advances in technology and evidences of effective online learning are drawing institutions of higher education to Online learning in an increasing number. All the studies and data support the conclusion that online education is an important and necessary compliment to face – to – face education. A recent study has suggested that face to face study tend toward “richness” when the number of students tend to get fewer while online education provide wider reach to a larger number of students. The challenges to academic institutions are to achieve a balance of ‘richness’ and ‘reach’ to achieve the strategic goals of the institution and 67% of the CAO’s think online education is superior or same as the face-to-face in learning quality. I will also discuss effective ways to design and deliver online programs and courses and learn through the online medium.

Sharing experiences and best practices with Connect and with Connect integration with Blackboard 

Ariel Markelevich

The purpose of this session is to expose fellow professors to potential uses and applications of Connect (the homework management system by McGraw-Hill). The session would cover assignments, quizzes, exams, Learnsmart assignments etc. We will go over different uses and best practices. In addition, we will discuss some of the basics about the integration between Connect and Blackboard. The session would show actual courses taught at Suffolk University with this technology.