Student Voices Transform Teaching
Emerson Alumni Hall
1938 W University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32603
As stakeholders, students can provide valuable and important feedback. Their praises and concerns both play an important role in creating a course that is challenging, yet filled with the necessary tools for them to succeed. Interface 2018: Student Voices Transform Teaching seeks to highlight faculty who are effectively using student feedback to refine their teaching. These faculty members will share strategies to magnify the student voice and better integrate student feedback into your course.
Past Interface Conferences
“The outstanding teachers used assessment to help students learn, not just to rate and rank their efforts.” –Ken Bain, What the Best College Teachers Do
- 2017 Interface Program (PDF)
- Interface 2016 Highlights | Interface 2016 Testimonials
- Online Education Excellence Awards
- Previous Interface Events
- Dr. Rachel Walters – “Scratch & Learn”
- Dr. Amanda Phalin – “Team Based Simulation”
- Dr. Dorothy McCawley & Dr. Fiona Barnes – “Giving Worthwhile Feedback”
Handouts & Presentations
- Amanda Phalin – Capsim-Global Handout | Presentation
- Ann Harding – Peer Led Formative Assessment Handout | Presentation
- Fiona Barnes & Dorothy McCawley – Speedgrader and GoReact Handout | Presentation
- Christy Carter – Environment Handout
- Ed Schaefer – The Classroom Handout
- Jennifer Smith – Canvas Outcomes Handout | Presentation
- Pat Thompson – Create Canvas Questions Handout | Presentation
- Rachel Walters – Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique Handout | Presentation
- Sarah Bleakney – Creative Assessment with Kahoot! Handout | Presentation
- Sharon Bradley – Using ePortfolios Handout | Presentation
- Welcome with Clay Hurdle (32:25)
- Jared Steing: Keynote - Student-Centered Assessment, Simplified (1:02:36)
- Amanda Phalin, Ph.D. (Warrington) - Capsim-Global DNA (9:19)
- Ann Harding (PK Yonge) - Peer-Led Formative Assessment (11:55)
- Emma Brady (UFO) - Creating an Effective Online Science Lab (13:24)
- Fiona Barnes, Ph.D. & Dorothy McCawley, Ph.D. (Warrington) - SpeedGrader and GoReact for Time-efficient Feedback (12:33)
- Greg Kiker, Ph.D. (CALS) - Role Playing for Real-World Experience (18:19)
- Patrick Koster (Adobe) - Adobe Mobile Apps (19:32)
- Patrick Thompson, Ph.D. (Warrington) - Creating Quizzing in Canvas (14:17)
- Rachel Walters, Ph.D. (CALS) - IF*AT (12:25)
- IFAT Student Testimonials (1:51)
- Sarah Bleakney, Ph.D. (Warrington) - Kahoot! (18:07)
Thank you to our UF sponsors: The Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence, UF Conference Department, UF Distance and Continuing Education
Thank you to our Platinum and Gold Sponsors:
For more information please email Jennifer Smith
If you are interested in sponsoring Interface 2018 please visit the Event Sponsorship Information page
Welcome to Interface 2016!
Lessons learned by instructors combining active learning with technology.
The Spring 2016 Interface will be an interactive event highlighting low- and high-technology learning tools. Faculty presenters will share experiences and time-saving tips from their use of technology in teaching to support active learning methods. Try out the tools others have used to transform the teaching and learning experience. Be inspired by your colleagues from different disciplines across campus!
- Andrew Wolpert and Laura Dedenbach use Adobe Slate (02:29) to help students communicate their common experiences.
- How to Use Slate to Tell a Story
- Eric Olson and Adam Munson create engaging online discussions in a large enrollment course with YellowDig.
- Jocelyn Widmer creates a virtual community within Canvas.
- URP Square Interactive
- Dorothy McCawley integrates oral communication with GoReact.
- Brantlee Spakes Richter shares student learning through research with data simulation and graph tools within Canvas.
- Interactive Graphing
- Shirley Baker demonstrates student engagement through VoiceThread, TodaysMeet, and Canvas Discussions.
- Student Engagement Tips
- Sarah Bleakney uses Flickr’s totally free Photostream to engage students.
- Using Flickr Tips
- Monika Oli will share the logistics and management of student research projects.
- Managing Student Research Projects
- Eisa Alnashmi shares practical how-tos for creating mobile video.
- Video Reporting using Mobile Devices
- Aditi Mukherjee explains how she uses a free online tool for in-class quizzes and polls.
- Using Socrative Tips
- Gail Kauwell and Nicole Gerlach demonstrate in-class engagement through classroom response using i>Clicker and Learning Catalytics.
- Classroom Response Systems Tips
- Dana Nancy: Tips on Designing Effective Group Work
- Bernard Hauser: In-class Quizzing Using Canvas
- Thomas Knight Increasing Student Interaction with Catchbox
- 2016 Interface Highlights (1:35)
Thank you to our UF sponsors:
Spring 2015 Interface
Critical Reflection in Action
The reflective practitioner values the “bigger picture” and the relationship between learning activities, courses, academic programs, and past and future life experiences and plans. The purpose of Interface is to look through the lenses of quantitative and qualitative methods and use these perspectives for reflection on practice. This process has a great deal of ambiguity; there is often no one right answer or solution for everyone. Rather, the intent of Interface is to spark ideas and foster discussion and conversation. Together, we will critically reflect on our own beliefs and actions, and create opportunities for growth, in teach
- 2015 Spring Interface Introduction by Dr. Joseph Glover (06:59)
- Eric Mazur- 2015 Spring Interface pt.1- Introduction (12:01)
- Eric Mazur- 2015 Spring Interface pt.2- Classroom (14:44)
- Eric Mazur- 2015 Spring Interface pt.3- Projects (12:21)
- Eric Mazur- 2015 Spring Interface pt.4- El Sistema (11:46)
- Eric Mazur- 2015 Spring Interface pt.5- In Class (21:13)
- Eric Mazur- 2015 Spring Interface pt.6- Introduction (12:02)
- Eric Mazur- 2015 Spring Interface pt.7- Results (9:24)
- Confessions of a Converted Lecturer (1:05:05)
- Melanie Veige – Can Chemistry be Better Online than F2F? (10:17)
- Heather Maness – Critical Thinking in Aquatic Animal Conservation Issues (7:56)
- Dr. William Lindberg - Layered Critical Reflection by Ecology Graduate Students to Develop Their Scientific Philosophies (13:29)
- Billy Wildberger – Critical Reflection Across Disciplines (10:58)
- Dr. Melissa Johnson and Kristy Spear – Talk Nerdy to Me (10:43)
- Alyson Fluornoy, Kenneth Nunn, Pedro Malavet, and Billy Wildberger – The Global Student’s Introduction to U.S. Law (8:03)
Sponsors for the Spring 2015 Program:
Spring 2014 Interface
The theme for the session was Enhancing Creativity and Engagement through Academic Communities.
The challenge is how to create, leverage, and sustain these kinds of academic communities at the University of Florida not just for academics, but also for students in our academic environment. Creating various types of academic communities can be an effective way to build engagement both inside and outside of the classroom.
- Keynote - It Isn't About The Box: Sustaining Creativity in College Students (02:34:33)
- Welcome and Online Education Excellence Awards (27:20)
- Melissa L. Johnson - Dare Greatly, High Achievers (10:02)
- Naibi Marinas: Student Engagement Through Multimedia (11:04)
- Jesse Gleason: Two Synchronous Task Types (10:40)
- Terry Spencer: Creating an Academic Community for Veterinary Students Interested in Shelter Medicine (8:18)
- Jeffrey Kaplan and Tawnya Means: Developing a Community & Culture of Entrepreneurship (11:40)
- Emma Humphries: A Challenge [ing] Approach to Teaching Online (10:08)
- Holly Wall: Self-Regulated Learning in an Online Community (10:08)
- Eric Olson: Honey, I Shrunk the Class! Making a Large Enrollment Online Class Feel More Intimate (11:20)
- Aditi Mukherjee: Blended Course Techniques (11:34)
- Tawnya Means: Closing Remarks (4:34)
Sponsors for the Spring 2014 Program:
Spring 2013: Interface
The Spring 2013 Session ran on April 25th and was a great success according to participants. Nearly 200 people participated, including online participants from Boise state (Idaho), Florida international University, Maryville (Missouri), Indiana (do you really need the state?), and Texas Tech (likewise).
Thanks to Curtis Bonk, our keynote speaker, and to all the presenters who made this session such a valuable sharing, learning, and networking experience! Likewise, thanks to the Office of Academic Technology, The Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, and the UF Libraries for their continued support for Interface.
We invite you to join us in exploring and examining pedagogy, the science of teaching, and the teaching practice itself in blended learning environments as they relate to "reading, reflecting, displaying, and doing" in our disciplines.
- Keynote (1:46:30)
- Morning Session: Aquatic Animal Health Online (1:06:21)
- Afternoon Session: Rise of Shared Online Video (2:28:44)
Sponsors for the Spring 2013 Program:
Spring 2012 Interface + Digital Humanities Day
Collaboration with the UF Center for the Humanities in the Public Sphere and the UF Libraries proved to be a great success. Over 200 people attended Spring 2012 Interface + Digital Humanities Day. 141 attended the face-to-face program and another 88 participated online. The keynote speakers provided an excellent overview of key issues related to the theme of "Open Resources, Open Possibilities" and the lightning rounds and breakout sessions were well received stimulating interesting and lively discussions.
THEME: "Open Resources, Open Possibilities"
For ten years, MIT has made all of its educational content available for anyone wanting to use it. During the same time period, Stanford has championed Creative Commons, which has defined and made available a form of open intellectual property attribution. Many other institutions and organizations are moving in the direction of open content and resources.
At the University of Florida, we are exploring the implications of "Open Resources, Open Possibilities" and the impact on teaching and learning in higher education by focusing our Interface Faculty Seminar on the use of open and free resources on our own campus.
Interface is growing! This Spring we are collaborating with the UF Libraries and the UF Digital Humanities Day around the theme of "Open Resources, Open Possibilities". As a result, we will have a full day of activities including keynote speakers, lightning round presentations, breakout sessions, poster sessions, and plenty of time to socialize and network with your UF peers.
- Morning Welcome and Keynote (1:08:46)
- Morning Lightning Rounds (54:21)
- Afternoon Lightning Rounds (1:44:47)
- Sophia Accord: Digital Humanities Introduction (pdf)
- Charlie Mitchel: Overcoming Sakai Interface Limitations (pdf)
- Sanford Berg: Learning Resource for Infrastructure Regulation (pdf)
- Greg Ulmer and Jack Stenner: Consulting in Xanadu (pdf)
- Jennifer Thomas, School of Music: Scaling Mountains of Data (pdf)
- Angelos Barmpoutis, Eleni Bozia, Robert Wagman: Digital Epigraphy Toolbox (pdf)
- Stewart Duncan: A Directory of Online work in Philosophy (pdf)
- Mike Conlon: What is Vivo? (pdf)
- Meredith Babb: Open Access Textbooks (pdf)
- Joe Spillane and Trysh Travis with Alex Tepperman, Editorial Intern: the Blog of the Alcohol and Drugs History Society (pdf)
- Doug Johnson: Social Software for Teaching (pdf)
- Tawnya Means: A Shift Toward Open, Changing the Paradigm (pdf)
The Fall 2011 Interface program will feature a series of "lightning rounds" - short demonstrations of technology use and instructional practices - presented by selected UF instructors identified for their innovative and effective use of technology in teaching. In addition to viewing these demonstrations, Interface participants will have opportunities for face-to-face discussion with both presenters and peers.
Interface is an opportunity to recognize innovative faculty, provide a forum for professors to share their work with other disciplines and foster interdisciplinary collaborations on future projects.
- Faculty Colloquium (1:31:46)