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The Penn State Symposium for Teaching and Learning with Technology is both an annual event and a year-round online discussion of ways that faculty and staff are using technology to enhance teaching, learning, and research.

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Saturday, March 21 • 11:00am - 11:45am
TLT Faculty Engagement Awards: Go Paperless, Save Time, Be Happy!

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It is not uncommon for courses within many disciplines to require significant use of printed materials, especially those with writing requirements or freehand diagrams and illustrations. Paper is used as a convenient medium for sharing assignments, either for instructor or peer review. Several technologies exist that cannot only reduce the need for paper and minimize environmental and financial costs, but also reduce turnaround time for feedback, encourage better feedback, and potentially improve learning.

Freshman biology lab reports: Every instructor who teaches writing-intensive courses struggles with the challenges of grading multiple written assignments. See how the use of Turnitin reduced instructor time spent preparing and grading lab report drafts. Students and instructors alike preferred the use of the paperless process. Turnitin is known for checking originality; now learn how GradeMark saved reams of paper and simplified the process of providing comprehensive feedback on students’ writing. See the benefits and challenges of using Turnitin.

Electrical engineering: This project focuses on improving the submission, grading, and feedback processes of lab reports and in-lab paper-based quizzes and assignments in electrical engineering technology and computer engineering technology courses. In-lab assignments pose challenges in that they contain drawings and circuits and are currently posted as Word documents to ANGEL.

In this session, we will share the goals of this round of Faculty Engagement Awards, and then two faculty and two instructional designers will present their paperless solutions. We will provide the audience with generalizable takeaways that they can use in their classrooms.

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Eileen Grodziak

Instructional Design Specialist, Penn State Lehigh Valley
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Mary Ann Mengel

Instructional Multimedia Designer, Penn State Berks
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Chris Millet

Asst. Director, ETS, Education Technology Services, TLT, ITS, Penn State University
Manager of Educational Technology, Penn State University

Saturday March 21, 2015 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 206

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