The New Learner: The Future is Calling

April 20, 2023

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Overview

The Interface Teaching Conference provides faculty, staff, TAs, GAs, and post-docs with new strategies for great teaching and learning through interactive breakout sessions. This year’s theme is The New Learner: The Future is Calling. The students applying and attending UF represents the most diverse generation our college campus has seen. This generation grew up entirely in the smartphone era and constantly toggle between the real and virtual worlds. They desire both independent and collaborative work, as well as applying concepts they learn in class to the real world environment. CTE is excited to showcase workshops and active learning sessions to provide you with teaching tips and tricks to help foster student success in your classroom.

Speakers coming soon!

Agenda

Breakfast            8:00 – 8:30am
Welcome             8:30 – 8:45am
2 FLCs                   8:45 – 9:05am
Breakout A         9:15 – 10:05am
Quest 3 FLC      10:15 – 10:30am
Awards                10:30 – 11:00am
Resource Fair  11:00 – 11:30am
Lunch                    11:45am – 12:15pm
Keynote               12:20 – 1:20pm
Breakout B         1:30 – 2:20pm
Breakout C         2:30 – 3:20pm
Resource Fair   3:20 – 3:50pm
2 FLCs                   4:00 – 4:20pm
Wrap                     4:20 – 4:30pm

Sponsors

UF Chief Diversity Officer logoUF Conferences Dept. Logo

Past Interface Resources

Select a year to view handouts, presentations, and sponsors.

Interface 2021

“Better Together: Unstoppable Student Teams”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

Although students may have diverging opinions on group work, creating diverse teams that collaborate on creative assignments can energize students and result in greater learning that incorporates multiple perspectives.

Handouts and Presentations

  • Virtual Experiences Research Group (Day 1 Welcome), Jacob Stuart
    Recording [11:53]
  • Virtual Storytelling for All to Improve the Social Good (Day 2 Welcome), Benjamin Lok, Ph.D.
    Recording [11:31]
  • Care, Community and Hospitality: Supporting Student Collaboration in Online and Hybrid Environments (Keynote), Maha Bali, Ph.D.
    PowerPoint | Recording [34:13]
  • The Future of Inclusive Teams (Keynote Panel), Natalie Asorey, Gina Hong, Joshua Walden, Kevin MacPherson, David Silvestain and Marko Suvajdzic
    Recording [54:15]
  • Building Cultural Competence Virtually: Virtual Exchange Projects, Erika Brooke, Ph.D.
    Handout | PowerPoint | Recording [32:27]
  • Global Learning Gaps? First, Tell Me Who You Are: The Impact of Ethnicity and Gender, Paloma Rodriguez, Timothy Brophy, Ph.D., and Mary Kay Carodine, Ph.D.
    Handout | PowerPoint | Recording [20:49]
  • Team-Based Virtual International Interactions in STEM Courses, Diba Mani, Ph.D.
    PowerPoint | Recording [25:31]
  • The Secret Sauce: Optimizing Outcomes with Team-Based Learning, Harrison Hove
    Recording [25:46]
  • Ensuring Student Success with Honorlock, Jose Gonzalez
    Recording [25:30]
  • Streamline Your Inclusive Course Design, John Scott, Ph.D. & Jennifer K. Smith
    Recording [27:58]
  • Utilizing Tools for Creativity and Collaboration in Online Project-Based Courses, Johnny Wu
    Handout | PowerPoint | Recording [23:26]
  • Starting at the Beginning: Understanding Yourself and Your Role in Group Dynamics, C.C. Suarez, Ph.D. & Jarred Shellhouse
    Recording [30:37]
  • Collaborative Learning Teams + Doses of Intention = Student Teamwork Skill Development, Priti Patel, Pharm.D. & Stacy Miller, Pharm.D.
    Handout | PowerPoint | Recording [28:02]
  • Teaching and Learning About Pandemics During the COVID-19 Crisis, Sara Agnelli, Ph.D., Gabriela Hamerlinck, Ph.D. & Rania Gollakner, Ph.D.
    PowerPoint | Recording [16:23]
  • Designing Active and Collaborative Learning Opportunities in Online Biology Courses, Stefanie Gazda, Ph.D. & Kellie Goughnour
    Handout | Recording [20:16]
  • Inclusive Environments in STEM: Exploring Social Factors Affecting Team Dynamics and Performance, Sindia Rivera-Jimenez, Ph.D.
    Recording [27:17]
  • Connecting UF Classes and the Global Language Community Through Virtual Exchange, Jennifer Wooten, Ph.D. & Laura Callahan
    Handout | PowerPoint | Recording [20:30]
  • Engaging Diverse Teams of Students in Research via Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs), Anthony Auletta, Ph.D. & Peter DiGennaro, Ph.D.
    Handout | Recording [38:34]

Sponsors

  • Blackboard Ally
  • Honorlock
  • McGraw Hill
  • Perusall
  • iClicker
  • UF Conference Department
  • UF Distance Learning
Interface 2019

“Learning Beyond 4 Walls”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

Join other faculty, staff, and graduate students in expanding student learning beyond the classroom!

Handouts and Presentations

  • Experiential Learning through Virtual Exchange Part I: Global Perspectives, Crystal Marull, Ph.D., Ginny Greenway, Ph.D., Mary Risner, Ed.D., and Sonia San Juan
    Powerpoint
  • Escape Rooms: Helping Students Find the Key to Real-World Problem Solving, Angelina Vascimini and Stacey Curtis, Pharm.D.
    Handout | Powerpoint
  • Virtual Spaces and Graduate Research Mentoring, Swapna Kumar, Ed.D.
    Powerpoint
  • Out of Your Seats and into the Streets, Kevin Baron, Ph.D.
    Handout | Powerpoint
  • Experiential Learning through Virtual Exchange Part II: Student and Faculty Voices, Crystal Marull, Ph.D., Ginny Greenway, Ph.D., Mary Risner, Ed.D., and Sonia San Juan
    Handout | Powerpoint
  • Augmenting the Curriculum: Pedagogical Possibilities for Augmented Reality, Jason Crider, Madison Jones, Shannon Butts, and Sid Dobrin, Ph.D.
    Powerpoint
  • Integrating Career Readiness into your Curriculum, Jaysen Williams and Nili Cimand
    Powerpoint
  • Global Learning Spaces, Monika Oli, Ph.D. and Paula Delpech, Ph.D.
    Powerpoint
  • Connecting the Dots with ePortfolios, Andie Cochran, Mutlu Çitim-Kepic, Paloma Rodriguez and Rori Bloom, Ph.D.
    Resources
  • Excursion Learning: Innovating Curriculum Inside and Outside the Classroom, Meg Leroy, Ph.D. and Rachel Slivon, Ph.D.
    Powerpoint
  • Experiential Learning among Native Americans: Challenges, Opportunities, and Insights for Political Scientists, Richard Conley, Ph.D.
    Powerpoint

Sponsors

  • ProctorU
  • Adobe
  • 3PlayMedia
  • iClicker
  • Canvas
  • Turnitin
  • Top Hat
  • Zoom
  • Shadow Health
  • Conference Department at UF
  • UF Distance Learning
  • Honorlock
Interface 2018

“Student Voices Transform Teaching”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

Interface 2018 is your ticket to making good use of the formative and summative information that students can provide. Learn how UF faculty collect and integrate student feedback into their courses.

Handouts and Presentations

Sponsors

  • Platinum
    • ProctorU
  • Silver
    • Adobe
    • 3PlayMedia
    • iClicker
    • Canvas
    • turnitin
Interface 2017

“Beyond Multiple Choice: Creative Assessment”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

UF Faculty will share proven assessment strategies. Learn how your colleagues effectively integrate and manage different types of assessments into their courses. Get tips on how to evaluate alternative types of assessments efficiently. Gain insights into helping your students get the most out of their
feedback. Transform the teaching and learning experience and be inspired by your
colleagues from different disciplines across campus!

Presentation Teasers

Recordings, Handouts & Presentations

Sponsors

  • Platinum
    • ProctorU
    • Adobe
    • Turnitin
  • Gold
    • Capsim
  • Other
    • UF Conference Department
    • Distance and Continuing Education
    • Center for Teaching Excellence
Interface 2016

“Lessons Learned by Instructors: Combining Active Learning with Technology.”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

The Spring 2016 Interface Teaching Conference 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!

Handouts and Presentations

Sponsors

  • Center for Teaching Excellence
  • UF Conference Department
  • UF College of Medicine
  • UF Distance & Continuing Education
  • Adobe
Interface 2015

“Critical Reflection in Action”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

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 the Interface Teaching Conference 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 Teaching Conference 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 teaching.

Videos

Sponsors

Interface 2014

“Enhancing Creativity and Engagement through Academic Communities”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

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.

Sponsors

Interface 2013

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

Explore and examine 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.

Sponsors

Interface 2012

“Open Resources, Open Possibilities”

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

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.

Presentations

Sponsors

Interface 2011

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

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.

Sponsors

College of Journalism and Communications

Interface 2010

Interface Teaching Conference Overview

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.