Instructional Design and Tech Tools Talks for Spring 2018

Posted by Christopher Stormer on January 3, 2018

LearnAU, the Instructional Design and Technology Center at Ashland University, is pleased to announce our scheduled Instructional Design and Tech Tools Talks for the Spring 2018 Semester. The IDT^3 series features talks by our Instructional Design and Instructional Technology experts on a variety of topics of interest to faculty teaching in face-to-face, hybrid, or online environments.

2018 Schedule

Using Concept Map Software for Scholarly Work

Dr. Vivian Beaty, Ph.D., LearnAU Instructional Designer

Thursday Jan 25th 2pm-3pm

Webinar: or join as a group in CONHS 139/141

This session will demonstrate the use of the Mindomo Concept Map software to gather research materials to clarify key concepts in support of evidence based practice and to visually display and organize research items toward constructing scholarly papers. 


H5P - Creating Interactive Web Content

Donna Lannerd, MSEd., LearnAU Educational Technologist

Wednesday. February 21st, 3pm-4pm

Dauch 106

Explore H5P,  a free HTML5 content tool that allows you to create interactive activities and embed inside Blackboard. Just a few of the activities you can create include: Memory Game, Drag & Drop, Flashcards, Fill in the Blanks, and Timeline. Creating content with H5P is easy with the web-based content editor. You'll be on the way to having your first activity finished before the end of the session.


Reading Deeper with Perusall

Carl Nestor, MFA, MS., LearnAU Instructional Designer and Dr. Richard Gray, Ph.D., Associate Professor of French

Thursday, March 22, 2018  12pm-1pm.

Bixler Hall, Room 309

Learn about this collaborative, peer to peer tool developed by Harvard University that strengthen reading comprehension. Dr. Richard Gray and LearnAU instructional designer Carl Nestor share the positive results of its use in his French course.


Instant Video Feedback with Kaltura Quizzes

Donna Lannerd, MSEd, LearnAU Educational Technologist
Keith Harris, MBA, Learning Systems Manager
Jay Summers, LearnAU Videographer

Tuesday, April 10th, 3pm – 4pm

Schar 203

Learn to make a quick quiz that overlays on any Kaltura video, pausing to prompt students with comprehension questions. Turn any video into an opportunity for student feedback!


Instructional Design for the Outreach Program

Emily Weller M.Ed., LearnAU Instructional Designer

Wednesday, 5/2/2018, 9:00am-10:00am

Patterson 303

 In this session you'll learn about the Outreach program and the instructional design approach we use to engage students in this unique environment.