Session 3

Session 3
2:00 – 2:50 pm

Session Room Workshop Title/Presenter/Description Track(s)
3A S113 Working with International Students
Cheryl Riley

University of Central Missouri

Come learn about “best practices” for working with international students.  We will discuss adapting to American culture and the role faculty can play; adapting our assignments and grading for international students; and we will spend some time learning the challenges international students must overcome to study in the United States.

Best Instructional Practices
3B S116 Recharging Graduate Research Workshops
Bethanie O’Dell

Emporia State University

Due to low participation in face-to-face graduate workshops, the University Libraries and Archives at Emporia State University has decided to meet the students were they are-online. This presentation will discuss the use of embedding a graduate research workshop using Canvas (the university’s learning management system) which allows students to work at their own pace. The presenters will go over the use of Gagne’s Nine Events of Instruction, the ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries) Framework, and Quality Matters.

Online & Blended Learning, Best Instructional Practices
3C S155 Teaching in a Digital World (Tying it All Together)
Larry Schmitendorf
Kansas City Kansas Community College

This course will explore using Blackboard, Zoom, and other technologies to teach not only online and but also in ground environments.  The session will also encourage collaboration from attendees about best practices and discuss technology failures (we’ve all had them).

Communication & Collaboration, Online & Blended Learning, Best Instructional Practices
3D S156 More Urban Legends in Teaching and Learning
Dr. Marcus Childress

Baker University

As a follow-up to last year’s iTRAC session, this presentation will take a critical (and sometimes comical) look at more urban legends and myths in education about teaching and learning and will reveal what the research has to say about those myths. This presentation will explore why these myths are persistent and what we can do to avoid passing them on to other educators.  Most importantly, the session will end with a brief discussion about what really works in the world of teaching and learning.

Best Instructional Practices
3E S202 FaST Accessibility: A “Getting Started” Program
Taylor Moore

Wichita State University

With big name institutions coming under scrutiny, it is clear that accessibility conversations won’t be going away any time soon. As faculty and staff in educational institutions, it is essential that we are serving individuals to the best of our abilities, but when we begin to speak about accessibility, there is often resistance and confusion. FaST Accessibility, created by the WSU IDT department, helps familiarize faculty and staff with creating accessible content and courses. From providing some basics about ADA, Section 508, and WCAG to discussions about common challenges and solutions, FaST Accessibility helps answer many of the major questions that faculty and staff have when first facing accessibility.

Communication & Collaboration, Online & Blended Learning, Best Instructional Practices
3F S210 Impacting Education with Virtual Reality
Gayle Goetz
zSpace and NexStep

Discover how zSpace is utilized in STEM education and learn the curriculum pathways developed to connect students’ classwork with hands-on technical education using the zSpace lab.

STEM Education
3G S214 Cheating in the Digital Age: How Higher Education Can Protect Itself from New Forms of Academic Dishonesty

Zacch Becker



A post-secondary education is now seen as critical to building a successful career. Pair that with the rising cost of college and the impact of student loan debt and higher education transforms into a high pressure situation.


Contemporary examples like the Harvard cheating scandal, SAT cram schools in parts of East Asia, and far-stretching financial aid fraud rings hitting schools are representative of this new environment for colleges and universities.


This presentation will analyze the evolving motivation for cheating, the tools used in facilitating and combating it, and other methods institutions can utilize to protect their reputation.