William and Mary's School of Education was well represented at the Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy (CHEP) 2013 at Virginia Tech. Two faculty members, three students, and one alumnus presented at the conference.
Dr. Pamela Eddy teamed up with two higher education doctoral students, Tehmina Khwaja and Sharon Stone, to conduct a practice session entitled, Using Mendeley for Collaborative Learning. The objective of the session was to share experiences with using the web application Mendeley as a collaborative learning tool in one graduate classroom. The presenters shed light on how the application was used by them in the course and what lessons were learned. Tehmina Khwaja, a Fulbright doctoral student from Pakistan who co-presented at the session reflected, "This was my first presentation at a conference in the United States. I learned so much from our interaction with the audience. I liked how engaged and interested the attendees were in our presentation as they found ways to apply lessons learned from our experience to their own teaching. Overall, the conference provided a great platform for exchanging ideas about pedagogy based on real world, practical experiences."
Dr. Jim Barber conducted a practice session entitled, Flipping the Classroom: Creating Online Modules to Enhance Student Learning. Dr. Barber presented his experience with creating online modules for one of his courses, and explained the benefits and drawbacks of "flipping" the classroom as well as the lessons learned.
Doctoral student Angelo Letizia presented his poster titled, Circumvential Education: A New Paradigm for the 21st Century.
Dr. Ralph Charlton who is a doctoral alumnus of William & Mary's School of Education and is currently at Hampton University presented his poster, Utilizing Alumni to Enhance Virtual Collaboration and Cross Cultural Competencies.
Reflecting on her experience at the CHEP conference Doctoral student Sharon Stone who co-presented at the conference said, "I wish I had planned to attend the entire conference. Once we arrived, I saw just how rich the schedule was, how many posters I'd have liked to read, and how many sessions interested me. There were only a few of us there from William & Mary, but I think the conference had much to offer that many of our professors and graduate students would find helpful in their own teaching. I attended the session on music teacher preparation because of the technology piece, but others involved in K-12 administration would probably have found the insights of that presenter to be incredibly useful."