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Jon Loney - Conference Director | loneyjs@whitman.edu | 509-200-9513

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Tuesday, April 21
 

4:00pm PDT

Conference Registration
Registration will be set-up in front of the Explorer Ballroom.  If assistance is required, please ask the front desk.



Speakers
avatar for Jon Loney

Jon Loney

Manager of Instructional Multimedia Services, Whitman College
I've been attending NW/MET for 12 years and look forward to it every year. This is my second time in 5 years to host NW/MET. I must be glutton for punishment.



Tuesday April 21, 2020 4:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center

7:00pm PDT

Welcome Reception - Sponsored by Crestron
Please join us for a fun night of appetizers, free drinks and amazing people!

We will be walking a group from the Marcus Whitman Hotel Lobby at 6:50 to
Public House 124.

If you choose to walk on your own, the address is;
Public House 124
124 E. Main St
Walla Walla, WA 99362


Tuesday April 21, 2020 7:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Public House 124
 
Wednesday, April 22
 

8:00am PDT

Conference Registration
A registration table will be open in front of the Explorer Ballroom.  If assistance is required, please ask the front desk

Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center

8:30am PDT

First Timers Orientation
New to the NW/MET conference?  Please stop by for a quick and informative orientation.


Wednesday April 22, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am PDT
Explorer Ballroom

9:00am PDT

Welcome - Conference Business
We are going to rundown what's happening over the duration of the conference.  

WIFI Information

How to get in touch with an organizer: Jon Loney (509) 200-9513

Wednesday April 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
Explorer Ballroom

10:00am PDT

Concurrent Session - At Last, the Secrets to Creating an Accessible Computer Lab are Revealed
Description

Do you work with student lab spaces? What is your key motivation in building these spaces? Our motivation is that student lab spaces should be inclusive to better serve our diverse student population. What does that entail? How can accessibility be a catalyst for changing lab spaces? Over the past few years, the University of Washington Bothell’s only open computer lab (The Open Learning Lab) has been converted from a space of tables and computers into a flexible and accessible space.  

This presentation will explore the methods we used to assess lab usage, determine student needs, lab funding and grant design, and an overview of cost-effective equipment options to make lab spaces more accessible. 

Learning Goals
  • Improve lab accessibility through cost effective upgrades 
  • Analyze student struggles when it comes to using university equipment
  • Create interdepartmental approaches to expand lab spaces on a limited budget
  • Build questionnaires and surveys to determine lab needs


Speakers
avatar for Salem Levesque

Salem Levesque

Digital Learning Specialist, University of Washington, Bothell
Salem Levesque joined the UWB-IT team in 2012 to develop digital media pedagogy and learning technologies support at the University of Washington Bothell. Over his tenure, he has become affiliate faculty in the Nursing and Health Studies, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, and a... Read More →
avatar for Ana Thompson

Ana Thompson

Learning & Access Designer, University of Washington, Bothell
Ana Thompson has worked in higher education for the last 19 years in IT, digital learning and instructional design. As a Learning & Access Designer, Ana enjoys working with faculty members, staff and students to streamline the use of technology tools as well as promote digital fluency... Read More →


Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am PDT
Empire Ballroom

10:00am PDT

Concurrent Session - The Power of a 360 Photo
From a marketing and promotion perspective, 360 photos have become a huge hit. The lovely part is that 360 cameras are available that are affordable, easy to carry, and simple to use. Self-exploration of 360 photos and publishing to Google Street View has gained me recognition as a Google Street View trusted photographer. This session will cover the simplicity of getting involved in 360 to promote your organization and the procedures of taking and publishing 360 photos to Google Street View and Facebook. I'll have multiple Ricoh Theta cameras to test out during the session.  

Speakers
avatar for Cassidy Hall

Cassidy Hall

Director, University of Idaho
Cassidy Hall is the director of the Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning, as well as an Associate Professor of learning technologies in the University of Idaho’s Curriculum and Instruction Department. She brings extensive experience of collaboration with teachers and faculty in... Read More →


Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am PDT
Native American Rooms

10:00am PDT

Concurrent Session - Transforming the Campus Technology Experience through Developing a Customer Service Mindset
In 2019, USC embarked on a revolutionary campus-wide digital transformation initiative to rethink how our customers are serviced and our technological choices impact the student learning experience. The Learning Environments (LE) staff was challenged to prioritize people first, technology second. In doing so, USC LE developed signature organizational structure and processes to provide a best-in-class service department to the campus community. With customer service at the forefront, the goal is not only provide excellent customer service, but to create a memorable experience through a holistic CX mindset that transcends all aspects of business operations. With the AV industry moving toward “experience based” technological offerings, why should the customer service experience be any different? Joe Way, Director, Learning Environments, and Jimmie Singleton, Senior Support Analyst, discuss the impact of the reorganization, and solutions that improved the total user experience by over 300%



Speakers
avatar for Jimmie Singleton

Jimmie Singleton

Senior Learning Environments Support Analyst, University of Southern California
avatar for Joe Way

Joe Way

Director, USC Learning Environments ♦ Producer/Host, Higher Ed AV ♦ Author, Producing Worship ♦ Writer & Keynote Speaker, University of Southern California


Wednesday April 22, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am PDT
Lewis Ballroom

11:00am PDT

Concurrent Session - Sandbox version 2020
After nearly a decade of Sandbox Classroom construction and application, Carroll College is unveiling a new and improved design for its flagship Sandbox classroom. This session will cover the features we are adding to our cutting edge learning spaces and the reasons why we have chosen to make these improvements.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan

Ryan

Instructional Technologist, Carroll College
Ryan is an instructional technologist at Carroll College, where he designs classrooms, administers their self-hosted Moodle LMS, and delivers ongoing faculty development. He presents regularly on educational technology at national conferences and offers independent consulting services... Read More →


Wednesday April 22, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Lewis Ballroom

11:00am PDT

Concurrent Session - The Annual Lecture Capture Report - 2020 Edition
The Annual Lecture Capture Report - 2020 Edition


Speakers
avatar for Raul Burriel

Raul Burriel

Information Technology Consultant, Oregon State University
Raul Burriel is the streaming media coordinator at Oregon State University. His responsibilities include assisting and enabling the ingestion of media for all persons on the campus, including students, faculty and staff, and the synchronous and asynchronous delivery of that content... Read More →


Wednesday April 22, 2020 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Empire Ballroom

12:00pm PDT

Lunch, raffle and awards
During our lunch buffet, we will be giving away some vendor gifts and perhaps even do a little learning.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
Explorer Ballroom

1:30pm PDT

Concurrent Session - DIY Capture & Streaming: Modernizing Video Classrooms at Portland State
Pay-per-hour lecture capture has been a key service at Portland State for nearly two decades. Over the last 5 years, departments have reduced their use of this service in line with shrinking budgets. Come and learn how OIT is adapting and innovating to increase the use of classroom-based lecture capture and streaming, by reimagining what lecture capture is, how it works, and who is driving. We’ve built advanced network-connected rooms that allow faculty to either do it themselves, have the room scheduled and remotely monitored, or have the full production experience for sessions that really matter. 

Speakers
avatar for James Hatfield

James Hatfield

AV Systems Lead, Portland State University
James has been working at Portland State University for close to 13 years.During that time, he has been responsible for designing, building, & maintaining the AV systems on campus. Recently, James developed a whole new lecture capture system, as well as managed the installation of... Read More →
avatar for Jerrod Thomas

Jerrod Thomas

Senior Director, Academic & Technology Services, Portland State University


Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Lewis Ballroom

1:30pm PDT

Concurrent Session - Nursing Simulation Labs from the Ground Up
In 2019 Carroll College received a transformative grant to rebuild their nursing simulation labs from the ground up. As one of Carroll'c flagship programs, nursing simulation occupies and entire floor of one of our main academic buildings and houses a significant portion of our students and faculty. During the planning phase of the reworked nursing department, the faculty were asked what they wanted to have in their nursing simulation lab - video recording, annotation, live talk back, remote controlled mannequins, and other features. The answer to every question was, "Yes." This presentation will demonstrate how we partnered with Intelligent Video Solutions to create a fully recordable simulation lab with annotated hosted videos of student performance hosted locally on our own servers.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Case

Dan Case

Director of Academic Technology, Carroll College
Interested in Student Engagement, Classroom Design and Interaction, EdTech, MakerSpaces and a good dark beer.



Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Empire Ballroom

1:30pm PDT

Concurrent Session - Using raw phone sensor data in the classroom
We will demonstrate a few projects that you can do with students in a math or physics classroom that use free apps (iOS, android) to collect phone sensor data (e.g. accelerometer, GPS etc). Students design, collect and analyze the data and apply concepts of mathematics and physics. Analysis is done using jupyter/python. The overall approach is to use free and/or highly accessible tools (phones) and software (python). The projects are fun and motivating for students.

Speakers
avatar for Albert Scheuller

Albert Scheuller

Professor of Mathematics, Whitman College
Albert is a professor of mathematics at Whitman College.  The utilization of technology and learning is fascinating to Albert and he's consistently a first adopter of ed tech on Whitman's beautiful campus.


Wednesday April 22, 2020 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Native American Rooms

2:30pm PDT

Concurrent Session - A Learner's Toolbox for Student Self-Support
To enhance instructional design of a course and boost student success, instructors should consider offering students a suite of free technology tools for self use to support their individual learning needs. This session will present a sample of such tools that I present to my students at the beginning of each semester. This selection of tools is presented with the Universal Design for Learning in mind. The presentation of the collection of tools is open access, CC BY-NC, so participants in the session can take the presentation to reuse, modify, etc.  

Speakers
avatar for Cassidy Hall

Cassidy Hall

Director, University of Idaho
Cassidy Hall is the director of the Doceo Center for Innovation + Learning, as well as an Associate Professor of learning technologies in the University of Idaho’s Curriculum and Instruction Department. She brings extensive experience of collaboration with teachers and faculty in... Read More →



Wednesday April 22, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Lewis Ballroom

2:30pm PDT

Concurrent Session - Lecture Capture – Journey from Self-Hosted to the Cloud
Lecture Capture – Journey from Self-Hosted to the Cloud

As the Director of eLearning I inherited a legacy system of self-hosted lecture capture and video management. Based upon varying reasons, over the last year North Idaho College migrated to a cloud-based platform. In this workshop we will discuss our journey as we moved from self-hosted to cloud based platform. Why we made the switch and where we are today? There will be an open discussion about lecture capture, how we use lecture capture, engage students and other strategies for wide spread adoption. In addition, we will have a discussion about how we have utilized lecture capture in order to meet the complexities in order to meet ADA and Section 508 compliance. 



Speakers
avatar for Thomas Scott

Thomas Scott

Director - eLearning, North Idaho College
People can talk to me about almost everything.



Wednesday April 22, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Empire Ballroom

3:30pm PDT

AV Project Management Experiences
A discussion of responsibilities of the end user, AV consultant, AV integrator, and others during the planning, design and installation phases of an AV project.  This session will feature past experiences including both wins and pitfalls as well as a discussion from the group of their experiences.  

Speakers
avatar for Frank Alaimo

Frank Alaimo

Senior AV Systems Specialist, University of Nevada Las Vegas


Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Empire Ballroom

3:30pm PDT

Concurrent Session - Where to now? Moving Beyond Accessibility to Full Inclusion
Where to now? Moving Beyond Accessibility to Full Inclusion

At NW/MET in Helena in 2017, LCSC e-Learning Services presented, “If not you...who?” about their two-year plan to get online course content accessible.  Their plan hinged on faculty being the “who” to make their content accessible.  At the end of Fall 2019, their two-year plan concluded, with positive results and optimistic plans for the future.  In this session, LCSC will share their process, challenges, and successes, as well as next steps for achieving full inclusion in online courses.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Kyser

Carrie Kyser

Instructional Designer, Lewis-Clark State College
avatar for Angela Meek

Angela Meek

Senior Instructional Designer, Lewis-Clark State College
Angela has over ten years of experience working in online education at LCSC. She is also LCSC's Quality Matters Coordinator and has 8 years of experience working with QM. LCSC is currently transitioning to Canvas, and Angela is excited to make this move and learn more about harnessing... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Lesperance

Dawn Lesperance

Director of e-Learning, Lewis-Clark State College



Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Lewis Ballroom

3:30pm PDT

Unconference Option
Wednesday April 22, 2020 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Native American Rooms

5:15pm PDT

7:00pm PDT

Evening Activities - TBD
We will be offering a few optional activities to keep people entertained.  What are we thinking?  
  • Movie night on Whitman's campus
  • Downtown Walla Walla Pub Crawl
  • Game night at the Marcus Whitman HotelAs 
As we get closer to the conference, we will be sending out a sign-up form.

Wednesday April 22, 2020 7:00pm - 10:30pm PDT
TBA
 
Thursday, April 23
 

8:30am PDT

Concurrent Session - Breath of Life in an Online Environment: Humanizing Instructional Videos
Breath of Life in an Online Environment: Humanizing Instructional Videos

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Dawson

Christopher Dawson

Video Manager, University of Utah



Thursday April 23, 2020 8:30am - 9:15am PDT
Empire Ballroom

8:30am PDT

Concurrent Session - AV Panel Discussion and Open Forum.
Join the Higher Ed AV Super Friends as they take on the Legion of Terrible AV by answering your questions about your projects and discussing the current state of college and university AV: what works, what doesn't, and coming future developments. Bring your questions, your ideas, your mad schemes and share with your colleagues.  As much as we’d all enjoy it, this won’t be a group complaint session about our most recent AV project, so bring your thinking caps and plan to share your solutions.


Co-presented with:
Marc Cholewczynski, Oregon State University
Justin Rexing, Western Kentucky University
Jamie Rinehart, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Dechter

Christopher Dechter

Principal Learning Space Engineer, Indiana University



Thursday April 23, 2020 8:30am - 10:30am PDT
Lewis Ballroom

9:30am PDT

Concurrent Session - A discussion of the pervasiveness of PDFs, their use, accessibility, costs, and alternatives
Speakers
avatar for Ana Thompson

Ana Thompson

Learning & Access Designer, University of Washington, Bothell
Ana Thompson has worked in higher education for the last 19 years in IT, digital learning and instructional design. As a Learning & Access Designer, Ana enjoys working with faculty members, staff and students to streamline the use of technology tools as well as promote digital fluency... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am PDT
Empire Ballroom

10:30am PDT

Concurrent Session - Applying design standards and user input in AV design for Distance Learning classrooms
Applying design standards and user input in AV design for Distance Learning classrooms
Utah State University leads in the use of video conferencing for distance learning, and delivers to our statewide network of 600 video endpoints more than 400 hours of instruction weekly representing 40+ degree programs.
Cost savings and convenience are driving a major shift to soft codecs and web video, and while they simplify deployment and expansion of video, simple installation and budget hardware make it easy to neglect providing a quality user experience. Attention to audio, lighting, display sizes, and room environment are at least as important as ever. Standards and design considerations for traditional hardware installations can still be considered when deploying soft clients. User involvement is also crucial to designing and building spaces for teaching and learning at a distance.
We will discuss applying good design to distance learning rooms, regardless of the system. Attendees will learn from our experiences building, growing and improving a large video conferencing classroom network, and learn from our examples both good and bad. We will present our strategies for incorporating quality, and including user input and experience into our classroom design. We will introduce our classroom innovation lab which allows faculty to test and evaluate, and teach with new technologies.

Speakers
avatar for Robby Sproul

Robby Sproul

Classroom Innovation Engineer, Utah State University
Robby Sproul is a Classroom Innovation Engineer for Utah State University's Academic and Instructional Services department. Robby has a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences from Utah State University and has 17 years of experience in higher education... Read More →
avatar for Jim Wellings

Jim Wellings

Senior Classroom and AV Systems Designer/Programmer, Utah State University
Jim Wellings is a senior classroom and AV systems designer and programmer at Utah State University. He started his career in technical theatre, specializing in lighting design, media, and live audio. Entertainment tech still influences his approach to AV, and live sound mixing has... Read More →



Thursday April 23, 2020 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Lewis Ballroom

10:30am PDT

Concurrent Session - Lessons learned: Lightboard and Greenscreen enabled video studio
Lessons learned: Lightboard and Greenscreen enabled video studio

Speakers
avatar for Ryan

Ryan

Instructional Technologist, Carroll College
Ryan is an instructional technologist at Carroll College, where he designs classrooms, administers their self-hosted Moodle LMS, and delivers ongoing faculty development. He presents regularly on educational technology at national conferences and offers independent consulting services... Read More →



Thursday April 23, 2020 10:30am - 11:15am PDT
Empire Ballroom

11:45am PDT

Lunch
Thursday April 23, 2020 11:45am - 12:45pm PDT
Explorer Ballroom

12:45pm PDT

Group Photo
We will gather outside of the hotel to take a group photo.

Thursday April 23, 2020 12:45pm - 1:00pm PDT
TBA

1:00pm PDT

Sponsor Dessert Showcase
We're a great organization because of our sponsors.  Please take this time to visit the vendor tables and hopefully win some prizes.

Thursday April 23, 2020 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center

4:15pm PDT

Concurrent Session - 4K Video Production 101
As 4K video becomes more cost effective and more commonplace, what do you need to know to use it successfully? For example, what camera do you buy? How fast does your editing system need to be? How do you store the finished files? Can you stream in 4K? These questions and more will be discussed. We'll also have time for group chat so you can get additional news from your peers

Speakers
avatar for Robert Clark

Robert Clark

Manager, ATUS Video Services, Western Washington University



Thursday April 23, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm PDT
Empire Ballroom

4:15pm PDT

Concurrent Session - Improving Remedial Math Learning with a Flexible Flipped classroom
Seven years ago, a small group of math professors and technology experts asked the question how can we improve remedial math instruction?  Since implementing a 'flipped' classroom approach with flexible completion schedules and a focus on skill mastery, pass rates have increased by over 15%.  We'll present details of our approach.

Speakers
avatar for Rudy Scott

Rudy Scott

Adjunct Instructor, Walla Walla University



Thursday April 23, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm PDT
Native American Rooms

4:15pm PDT

Your Voice Matters: Applying Human-Centric Approach to Learning Space Design
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences constructed a new 35,000 square foot building to support the addition of new programs and provide much-needed student study space. The interior wall construction used a unique technique allowing us to reconfigure rooms with our changing needs of a young and growing institution. The techniques we used to design the layout as well as the furniture and equipment revolved around a user centric and collaborative design thinking methodology, pulling input from staff, faculty, and students. We also relied greatly on the ‘Together-Alone’ model of space design that allows students to freely move between quiet alone space to collaborative group areas. This session will discuss our design thinking methodology, how we made decisions, and a review of the outcomes and lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Jameson

Jameson

Chief Information Officer, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
Jameson is the CIO at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, a small private non-profit focused on educating health professionals serving rural and underserved communities in the Pacific Northwest. Jameson was formerly at the University of Kansas Medical Center in various... Read More →


Thursday April 23, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm PDT
Lewis Ballroom

5:45pm PDT

Walk to Powerhouse Theatre - Meet in Hotel Lobby
Power House Theatre
111 N. 6th Ave
Walla Walla, WA


Thursday April 23, 2020 5:45pm - 6:00pm PDT
Powerhouse Theater

6:30pm PDT

Dinner and Entertainment - Sponsored by Sony
Power House Theatre
111 N 6th Ave
Walla Walla, WA 99362


Thursday April 23, 2020 6:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
Powerhouse Theater
 
Friday, April 24
 

9:00am PDT

11:00am PDT

Business Meeting/Closing remarks
This may or may not include lunch

Friday April 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:30pm PDT
TBA
 


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