Are you interested in learning more about some of the exciting projects involving open educational resources and data-empowered learning at Penn State?

Join Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) for a panel discussion on Friday, Oct. 20, featuring three of the four 2017-18 TLT Fellows showcasing their projects. The discussion will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Dreamery, located at 004 Shields Building.

Each year, TLT supports faculty members through a wide variety of initiatives, including the annual TLT Fellows program. This year’s projects include immersive experiences, open educational resources, and data science in support of teaching and learning.

Participating in the panel are Susan Russell, associate professor of theatre; Rebecca Passonneau, professor of computer science; and Amit Sharma, professor of hospitality finance. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Registration is not required for the session, which is free and open to all members of the Penn State community. Light refreshments will be served.

Susan Russell: Open educational resources

Russell is exploring ways to help students develop better listening, reflecting, and decision-making skills and ways to help medical students improve their communication with patients.

Learn more about Russell’s project.

Rebecca Passonneau: Data-empowered learning

Passonneau has been working on an automated process that will provide, formative feedback on student writing, specifically summaries.  She will be working with TLT to develop an application, which will turn her research into a process that could work on a larger scale and in more contexts.

Learn more about Passonneau’s project.

Amit Sharma: Data-empowered learning

Sharma will be exploring student food choices, and how these choices might relate to student success. Ultimately, he wants to do research to help understand what good eating habits look like across the Penn State campus and how students can become smarter in their food choices.

Learn more about Sharma’s project.

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