3rd Annual Learning Studio Symposium
3rd Annual Learning Studio Symposium
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Des Peres Hall, Room 213
Seating is limited for this event, so please register in advance.
Please join the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning's 3rd Annual Learning Studio Symposium on April 16 from 2:00-3:30 p.m. in Room 213, Des Peres Hall. Past and current Innovative Teaching Fellows will share their perspectives and expereiences about teaching in the Learning Studio, a state-of-the-art teaching space designed by a team of faculty and students as part of the Herman Miller Learning Spaces Research Program. For more information on the Learning Studio, click here.
Presenting CTTL Innovative Teaching Fellows will include:
- Palash Bera, Ph.D., Decision Sciences and Information Technology Management, will discuss his experiences creating a collaborative working environment for a highly technical Business Intelligence course.
- Daniel Bustillos, JD/Ph.D., Heath Care Ethics, will reflect on working with freshmen in an introductory honors course on medical ethics as portrayed in film.
- Robert Cole, Ph.D., Educational Studies, will discuss how students in his course for pre-service teachers benefited from being able to access cutting edge technology they will see in the K-12 classroom.
- Mary Gould, Ph.D., Communication, will explore the partnership formed by students in her Digital Storytelling: Community Media Production course. (And we'll sample cookies from the community partner, The Sweet Potato Project at the reception following the symposium.)
- Ajlina Karamehic-Muratovic, Ph.D., Sociology, will discuss the collaborative research project that ran through her entire course on The Sociology of Mental Health.
- Shawn Nordell, Ph.D., Biology, will share the ways the Learning Studio resources facilitated her students in conducting original animal behavior research with digital technology for the analysis, storage, and distribution of their research.
- Bobbi Shatto, Ph.D., MSN, RN, CNL Nursing, will review how she was able to assist students in the Transition to Practice Program utilize technology to help bridge the gap between the classroom and the real world.
- Alyssa Wilson,Ph.D., Social Work, will reflect on her investigation of the effects of exposure-based learning in a Principles and Concepts of Behavior Analysis course.
Refreshments will follow the symposium in the first-floor International Lounge in Des Peres Hall.
About the 3rd Annual Learning Studio Panel Presenters
Palash Bera is an assistant professor at the John Cook School of Business in the Department of Decision Sciences and Information Technology Management. His research interests include Information Systems Analysis and Design, Project Management, and Business Intelligence. He has published in top-tiered journals such as MIS Quarterly and the Journal of Database Management. Palash is passionate in bringing research and corporate experience to the classroom. He specializes in teaching Business Intelligence, which is concerned about the ability to explore information that can improve the way a business operates.
Daniel Bustillos' research interests are broad though they center on the moral, legal and philosophical issues surrounding health care, and focus on health disparities, the meaning and experience of illness, and population health. As faculty at the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, Dr. Bustillos focuses on excellence in the teaching of subjects related to health care ethics and humanities. He has developed both undergraduate and graduate courses for various schools and audiences.
Robert Cole is an instructor in the Education Department. His research interests include technology trends in P-12 education, 1:1 computer initiative, and technology integration. He has worked with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) for eight years evaluating programs in context of the National Educational Technology Standards. His most recent project is working with Jefferson County schools to implement a 1:1 initiative that will provide a Chromebook for each middle and high school student in the district. Robert teaches Methods of Technology Integration for undergraduate education majors.
Mary R. Gould is an assistant professor of communication at Saint Louis University and the co-director of the Saint Louis University Prison Arts and Education Program. Her research interests include the study of transgression and discipline in contemporary culture with a particular emphasis on the prison system, dark tourism and popular culture. Teaching courses in cultural studies, popular culture, documentary and community studies, Gould's classes take a hands-on approach to integrating technology (sound, still and moving image) with communication theory.
Ajlina Karamehic-Muratovic is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. Dr. Karamehic-Muratovic earned her Ph.D. in Health Communication from the University of Kentucky. Since coming to SLU, she has taught classes in Research Methodology, Quantitative Analysis, Sociology of Medicine, Sociology of Mental Health, and Comparative Health and Health Systems. She previously worked at SLU's School of Public Health as well as the Missouri Institute of Mental Health. In her research, she has used her Health Communication degree to address the needs of immigrant, refugee and other minority populations. She has been both a Principal Investigator and a Co-investigator on funded projects dealing with St. Louis Bosnian refugees in particular. She has experience evaluating large nationally funded grants and has helped develop culturally appropriate interventions in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and cancer prevention. She is currently working on several projects that address the well being and mental health of Bosnian refugees in St. Louis.
Shawn Nordell is an associate professor in the Biology Department. Her research encompasses two areas: animal behavior and metacognition in humans. Dr. Nordell is currently examining the communication network of Eastern gray squirrels eavesdropping on blue jay calls.Dr. Nordell's other area of research focuses on metacognition and student learning. Dr. Nordell is using the Learning Studio to teach a new course in Animal Behavior. This course combines students being fully engaged in their own original animal behavior research in the field with digital technology for the analysis, storage, and distribution of their research. This unique combination will provide students with the active experience of becoming fully engaged in the scientific process and incorporating relevant digital technology.
Bobbi Shatto is an assistant professor at the School of Nursing. She is currently taking her last course for her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and is completing her research for her dissertation. Bobbi teaches in the Advanced Generalist Masters of Science in Nursing Program which is a new pre-licensure program at Saint Louis University and the only one of its kind in the Missouri. Her research interests include exploring the Transition to Practice of nursing students in all three nursing undergraduate programs; identifying the career trajectory of Clinical Nurse Leader students; and studying how various State Boards of Nursing are responding to the current nursing faculty shortage. Prior to teaching at SLU, Bobbi held various positions at Saint Louis University Hospital including Assistant Head Nurse of the Coronary Care ICU, Head Nurse of the Neurotrauma ICU, and Administrative Manager of the Outpatient Medical Specialties Units.
Alyssa Wilson is an assistant professor in the Applied Behavior Analysis Program in the School of Social Work. Her research interests are on assessment and development of effective treatment approaches for a range of behavioral and emotional disorders, including gambling, intermittent explosive disorder, and food-related disorders. As part of her teaching philosophy, she integrates various learning principles into the classroom to enhance student knowledge and understanding.