Saahp Tooling Up 2009

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  • Saahp Tooling Up 2009

    1. 1. Emil Chuck, Ph.D. George Mason University Tooling Up Your Advising SAAHP 2009 Regional Meeting
    2. 2. Pre-workshop survey question <ul><li>How do you use your cell phone? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>I don’t have a cell phone. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency use only. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s a PHONE (calls and voicemail). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I <3 my bff (calls + text). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The internet is at my command (browser). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at this new app I downloaded! </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Technology <ul><li>Using tools to make your job more efficient </li></ul><ul><li>To collect information or data </li></ul><ul><li>To produce more things </li></ul><ul><li>To minimize work time </li></ul><ul><li>To reduce barriers or increase access </li></ul><ul><li>To assist in organization </li></ul><ul><li>To reduce exhaustion or burnout </li></ul>
    4. 4. So many VCR’s, so little time. <ul><li>We do not want to create technologies that people want to destroy. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>modified from Randy Pausch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training time and effort prevents most people from picking up on a technology. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ So easy, a caveman could do it.” </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Impact of technology <ul><li>Imagine how technology affects advising </li></ul><ul><li>Paper clips and staples </li></ul><ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Photocopiers and Printers </li></ul><ul><li>Scanners </li></ul><ul><li>Phones </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Speaker or handsfree phones, mute button </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text messaging/Email from phone </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Prehealth Letter Rubric <ul><li>Handout and electronic formats </li></ul><ul><li>Based on multiple intelligence theory </li></ul><ul><li>Based on Technical Standards </li></ul>
    7. 7. Prehealth Letter Rubric: Outcome Assessment
    8. 8. Technology to present up-to-date and accurate information... <ul><li>Handouts and printed material </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quick referral to other resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Networking Opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“Group” advising </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Advising appointments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One-on-one “coaching” </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Where students are (also) going <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul><ul><li>Texting on cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds </li></ul><ul><li>Television, video games </li></ul>
    10. 10. Must-have (or very helpful) tools <ul><li>Reliable printer/scanner (wireless) </li></ul><ul><li>Digital audio recorder </li></ul><ul><li>Laser pointer </li></ul><ul><li>Infrared remote (slides) </li></ul><ul><li>Thumb drives </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless mouse and keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>Blackberry, iPhone, 3G phone that accesses campus mailbox </li></ul><ul><li>Office phone with mute button (telecon) </li></ul><ul><li>Rechargeable batteries! </li></ul>
    11. 11. Some (free) computer programs <ul><li>Create PDF documents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adobe Acrobat Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google “pdf conversion free” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make MP3 files </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free at www.media-convert.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Edit with www.audacity.com program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Photo slideshows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example: www.animoto.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Survey and database software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mason’s “beta” software (free) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveymonkey (educational bulk discount) </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Jing (Tech Smith) <ul><li>Free screenshots </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adjustable window sizes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free shockwave movies (up to 2 min) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://prehealth.gmu.edu/multimedia/Jing/Listserv.swf </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can upgrade if needed to remove branding. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Website homepage calendar
    14. 14. Website (below the fold)
    15. 15. Gliffy: timeline to medical school
    16. 16. Course management software
    17. 17. Google Analytics (GA) <ul><li>Developed for “marketing research.” </li></ul><ul><li>Free. </li></ul><ul><li>Run a small “silent” script in all the pages of your website. </li></ul><ul><li>GA provides data on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of hits for each page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sources of entry and exit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparison by time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphical/tabular data formats </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Very intuitive, but may need time interpreting information. </li></ul>
    18. 20. What’s in your iTunes?
    19. 21. Clickers in the classroom <ul><li>Positives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Active learning tools during lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to gauge info processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can initiate peer discussion and learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Science (January 2, 2009) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Negatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Train faculty and (enrolled) students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Budget time in lectures for these questions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completely reformat lecture time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance and cost of receivers and clickers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Transmission” issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software compatibility (Powerpoint, Blackboard) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisors don’t have usually access to this technology. </li></ul></ul>
    20. 23. Final thoughts <ul><li>Match tools to the tasks that need time savings. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time saved >> time frustrated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Identify tools that students use to communicate. </li></ul><ul><li>Use tools that will give you feedback and assist in your assessment. </li></ul><ul><li>Not all tools need to be toys or high-tech. </li></ul>

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