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Interactive Media and Emerging Technologies [clear filter]
Sunday, April 15

9:00am PDT

20 Minutes Into The Future: The Latest Developments in Emerging Media
Like to take a peak over the horizon? As media educators, many of us find that focusing on current media possibilities is sufficiently overwhelming without expending extra energy thinking about "the next big thing." Yet, our students will be stepping into a media landscape that is always "under development." They will be challenged to adopt and interact with technologies that are barely out of the lab today. Join us as we explore developments just taking root along the boarders of our media frontier. Join us as we journey "20 Minutes Into The Future." Moderator: John Dailey, Ball State University
Panelists: Gregory Luft, Colorado State University; How to Know What You Don't Know
John Dailey, Ball State University; What's Cookin'?: An augmented reality video guide to Ball State University Dining Services.
Choonghee Han, Hope College; Multi-platform broadcast in classroom: Technological immediacy shapes the future of broadcast education.
Chetachi Egwu, Nova Southeastern University; Beyond Apps: The use of mobile technology for the dissemination of student media.
Mary Rogus, Ohio University; We Now Take You Live...

Sunday April 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Pavilion 11

9:00am PDT

Tipping Towards Online Diversity?
The web's impact continues to grow, but who is being represented and heard in this new medium? It’s been dominated by straight, White American men in the past. Has the ease of publishing on the web allowed it to be a more diverse medium as early users expected? The panel will examine these questions from a variety of standpoints--each defining "diversity" a little differently with something new to contribute to the discussion this year. Moderator: Louise Benjamin, Kansas State University
Panelists: Naeemah Clark, Elon University; Minority Entrepreneurship in the Interactive World
Alison Bryant, Play Science Lab; The New Kaleidoscope Playground
Jeffrey Wilkinson, United International College; Baby Steps and Giant Leaps: Exploring Diversity in China’s Web
Donald Heider, Loyola University Chicago; Online Racial Identity
Sara Netzley, Bradley University; GLBT News Sites: Educating and Empowering?

Sunday April 15, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Pavilion 9

10:30am PDT

New Technologies to Enhance Student Learning – 2012
The purpose of this panel is to highlight new or perhaps overlooked technologies that enhance the learning environment. Panelists will share innovative tools they are currently using in their classroom. Moderator: Samuel Edsall, Western Illinois University
Panelists: Peter DePietro, University of Cincinnati; Interactive Content, Online Agenda and Pedagogy
David McCoy, Ashland University; Weblog World: The Effective Use of Blogs as a Digital Media Course Exercise
Susan Lewis, Abilene Christian University; The iPad Effect: How Platform Choice Affects Information Consumption and Retention
William Hanff Jr., University of the District of Columbia; Using New Technologies to Teach Emerging Techniques
Jane Friedman, University of Cincinnati; Statistical Narratives: Teaching Students to Become Better Online Researchers & Creators of Meaningful Infographics
Respondent: Paul Hemenway, Lamar University

Sunday April 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
Pavilion 11

12:00pm PDT

Out with the Old, In with the New: Exploring Innovative and Interactive Pedagogy with New Media Tools

Course management tools (e.g., Blackboard) and 5 lb. textbooks are now things of the past as social media, e-learning, interactive technologies and online classes have become the norm. This panel will discuss the new media venues available to faculty and how best to utilize them when teaching mass communication courses. As YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other new platforms have increasingly become integrated into the lives of individuals both personally and professionally, faculty often struggle with the use and integration of these new methods of learning into their classes. In light of the current media landscape, we will also explore innovative classroom exercises and discuss the implications of using more technologically savvy pedagogical tools to keep content fresh and students engaged.
Panelists: Jo O’Connor, Boston University; The Stimulated Classroom
Mina Tsay, Boston University; The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts: Collaborative Learning in the Online Environment
Melissa Lee Price, Bucks New University; Everything I Need Fits in my Back Pocket
Dan Kimbrough, Misericordia University; Are WE Obsolete?

Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
Pavilion 2

12:00pm PDT

Face to Face with Facebook and Other Social Media in the Classroom

Social media is the number one site that most students interact while gathering information. Why not bring this heightened attention and awareness into our learning environment in which we as educators control. This panel will discuss how to use social media to strengthen our Curriculum.
Moderator: Kathy Heuston, Austin Peay State University
Panelists: Sue Burzynski Bullard; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Twitter as a Tool for Journalists
Trina Creighton; University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Broadcast Journalism and Facebook with Students
Kathy Heuston; Austin Peay State University; Facebook in the Classroom
Stacie Mumpower; Austin Peay State University; Social Media usage in Live Production

Sunday April 15, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
Pavilion 3

1:30pm PDT

The Changing Faces of Faculty; Recruiting New Media Professionals

Traditional faculty have had mixed results adapting to new models of media education. The increasing need for currency and technical expertise in classrooms and labs has opened the door for hiring bright and energetic media professionals. This panel will address the benefits of looking beyond the conventional pool of teaching applicants to enhance the strength and breadth of media rich programs.
Moderator: Sandy Henry, Drake University
Panelists: Jeff Inman, Drake University; You Want Me to Do What?
Jill VanWyke, Drake University; Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks
Todd Evans, Drake University; Recruiting, Promoting and Tenuring: Tips and Tricks
Respondent: Michelle Van Maanen, University of South Dakota

Sunday April 15, 2012 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Pavilion 2

3:00pm PDT

Tipping Technology in Your Favor: Strategies for Designing and Implementing Research and Teaching Laboratories

Technology is a critical tipping point in the evolution of teaching and research facilities. In class, we wrestle with what technologies students need to learn. In research, we study communication technology and often employ technology in the process. This panel examines the decision making process for facilities construction and technology purchases from the perspectives of a communication research laboratory (Auburn), HD studio (James Madison), usability teaching lab (Auburn), and field production and classroom technologies (Elon). Moderator: Norman E. Youngblood, Auburn University
Panelists: Norman E. Youngblood, Auburn University; LUCIA: Creating an Interdisciplinary Communication Research Lab
Vic Costello, Elon University; The Faculty Technology Committee: A Strategic Model for Managing
Technology Resources and Advancing New Initiatives
Joe Hinshaw, James Madison University; Building an HD Studio
Stewart Whittemore, Auburn University; Building and Integrating a Usability Lab for Teaching

Sunday April 15, 2012 3:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
Pavilion 11
Monday, April 16

1:15pm PDT

Making the Show on the Road: Technology Issues in Production Courses Abroad

Summer studies abroad programs offer wonderful experiences and many potential rewards, but there can be several technology challenges you do not encounter on your home campus. Courses involving audio/video production or multimedia production require significant planning as well as the ability to adapt to unforeseen circumstances. This panel will focus on what works and what doesn't work for laptops, Internet access, video equipment, and other technologies when teaching on the road. Panelists will share their experiences and strategies to help you prepare for your study abroad program.

Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Pavilion 9

1:15pm PDT

Integrating College Newscasts with Companion Websites and Social Media Components: Where Do I Start?

With everything going viral, how can you make sure your college newscast is keeping up? This panel explores strategies for creating companion websites with college newscasts. Panelists will discuss how to see the "big picture" when producing newscasts with social media like twitter and facebook. We’ll show examples of how faculty are branching out, teaching students the value of web producing with their newscasts and the importance of using social media in this multimedia environment.
Moderator: Bob Gould. Michigan State University
Panelists: Gina Dahlia, West Virginia University
Tim England, Texas State University - San Marcos
Phyllis Slocum, University of North Texas
Bob Gould, Michigan State University

Monday April 16, 2012 1:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Pavilion 11

2:45pm PDT

Finding the Best Non-Linear Video Editing Software for Our Students: Adobe, Apple or Avid?
If you taught editing or production courses using Final Cut Pro 7 prior to summer of 2011, did you upgrade to FCP X, switch to Adobe Premiere or Avid Media Composer? Maybe your institution decided to stay with FCP 7 for now? How did you determine which non-linear-editing (NLE) software is the best for your students and what are the criteria? This panel brings representatives from Adobe, Apple and Avid to talk face-to-face with educators. Our faculty panelists with expert knowledge and experience using these products, will engage in informative, lively and honest discussions with the industry reps, about what media educators and student need in an NLE and what our expectations are from them. A rare opportunity for educators to engage in an in-depth dialogue directly with representatives from the three major NLEs. Moderator: George Chun Han Wang, University of Hawaii At Manoa
Panelists: Phil Hoffman, The University of Akron; Justine Stokes, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh; William Stanwood, Boston College

Monday April 16, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Pavilion 9

4:15pm PDT

The Rise of Participatory Cultures
Seismic shifts in our media landscape leave our students with outdated models for understanding a world in which knowledge is created, distributed and evaluated in radically new ways. Athough the phrase “participatory culture” has roots in the field of communication, it describes an interdisciplinary, disruptive phenomenon transforming politics, economics, science and creative culture. This interdisciplinary panel explores the historical antecedents of participatory culture, ethical considerations and the implications of this new landscape for media literacy. Moderator: Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University
Panelists: Mark Deuze, Indiana University; Participatory Culture and Media Life: Approaching Freedom
Jim Potter, University of California - Santa Barbara; The Expanding Role for Media Literacy in the Age of Participatory Cultures
Jennifer Henderson, Trinity University; Toward an ethical framework for online participatory cultures
Aaron Delwiche, Trinity University; The New Left and the Computer Underground: Recovering political antecedents of participatory culture

Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm PDT
Pavilion 11

4:15pm PDT

Media Aesthetics and Production Theory

Exploration of aesthetic parameters of new media, social media, and mobil media. Investigation of perceptual conditions and aesthetic theories that guide the interpretation, analysis, and creation of visual and sound images in the electronic media.
Moderator: Miriam Smith, San Francisco State
Panelists: Vinay Shrivastava, San Francisco State University; Critical Analysis of Surround Sound
Elizabeth Reid, San Francisco State University; Slow and Low: An Aesthetic Reimagination of Doom Metal
Julia Bernstein, San Francisco State University; Aesthetic Colonization: Cross Cultural Production of Ugly Betty
Nick Pesto, San Francisco State University; Interactivity in Video Games: A New Aesthetic Dimension?
Peter Rollins, San Francisco State University; Aesthetic Considerations for Broadcast Television Programs Adapting Aspects of Transmedia Production and Distribution to Encourage Linear Appointment Viewing
Respondent: Jeff Jacoby, San Francisco State University

Monday April 16, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm PDT
Pavilion 9
Tuesday, April 17

9:15am PDT

Why and How To Teach User Centered Design
Have you ever encountered a website that was simply impossible to navigate? Then wondered, who designed this? What were they thinking? This panel will focus on creating interactive content designed for the user, not the designer. This concept seems so logical, inherently intuitive, but it obviously is neither. Moderator: Rustin Greene, James Madison University
Panelists: Yoshiko Burke, University of Cincinnati; Evaluating Design Process
Allison Normand, James Madison University; Narratives, Personas, and Teaching User-Centered Design
Yvette Shen, James Madison University; Usability Issues Designing For the Mobile Web
Mary Schaffer, California State University @ Northridge; Writing For The Web: Assignments That Work
Rustin Greene, James Madison University; What Is User Centered Design, And Why Do We Care?

Tuesday April 17, 2012 9:15am - 10:30am PDT
Pavilion 9

10:45am PDT

Tipping Points: Opportunities and Challenges of Interactivity and Interactive Media
This panel explores the theoretical understanding of the concept of interactivity and addresses the opportunities and challenges brought about by interactive media. How can we define interactive media? Under which conditions does increased interactivity prove most beneficial? What are the constraints and resistances faced by the consumers and producers of interactive media? Through a critical examination of various emerging technologies, this panel aims to answer the question -- Have we reached Gladwell’s (2000) tipping point? Moderator: Gregory Newton, Ohio University
Panelists: L. Meghan Peirce, West Chester University of Pennsylvania; CyberHealthcare and the Participating Patient: Physician Attitudes on Increased Interactivity
Skye Cooley, Mississippi State University; Amy H. Jones, The University of West Alabama; A Forgotten Tweet: Somalia and the Failures of Social Media
Tang Tang, University of Akron; Structuring Interactive User Flow: Constraints or Opportunities
Raluca Cozma, Iowa State University; Jumping on the Social Media Bandwagon: Foreign Correspondents’ Use of Twitter

Tuesday April 17, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm PDT
Pavilion 9

2:45pm PDT

Tall, Grande, or Venti?: Student Media Storytelling Across Campus Sizes
Just as Starbucks varies its presentations across 12, 16 and 20-ounce containers, so do America's higher education student media. This session will examine the common element of storytelling through case studies of online student media at three different sized institutions. Attendees will also learn more about how the pedagogy of media production and journalism has changed. No longer is the focus on a medium, such as television, radio, or print, per se, but rather on telling stories through appropriate media to niche-targeted audiences. Moderator: Cliff Brockman, Wartburg College
Panelists: Tim Scully, University of St. Thomas
Susan Green, Arizona State University

Tuesday April 17, 2012 2:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Pavilion 10

4:15pm PDT

The Tipping Point For Enjoyable Stereoscopic 3D Entertainment: Exploring Academic-Industry Synergies

The tipping point for stereoscopic 3D entertainment is here: television, video game systems, the Internet, mobile devices, and, of course, motion pictures. A quick walk through the NAB Exhibition Hall will convince you of this. In fact, industry experts forecast 50% home saturation for stereoscopic 3D technologies as early as 2016. But having the ability to create 3D entertainment is one thing; it is quite another to create enjoyable 3D content. Applying 2D storytelling conventions to 3D can get you the former, but experience over the past few years suggests that it is rarely the best option to create the latter. Developing new forms and approaches to storytelling and entertainment within a 3D environment is a must. But how do we go about this? The purpose of this panel is to address that question. First, academicians and industry leaders currently creating and researching stereoscopic 3D entertainment will provide an update of their latest work. Secondly, panelists will participate in a roundtable discussion of how the two groups can work together to create effective synergies across these emerging technologies to develop truly entertaining stereoscopic 3D content. Time will be set aside for audience members to join in the conversation.
Moderator: Art A. Raney, Florida State University
Sean Connolly, User Experience Group, Indiana University
Andrew Ellis, Research Associate, 3D Media Team, School of Communication, Florida State University
Judson French, Jr., Director, Research and Innovation Initiatives, College of Motion Picture Arts, Florida State University
Buzz Hays, Executive Stereoscopic 3D Producer, Sony 3D Technology Center
Chris Haws, International Media Consultant and Advisor, 3D@Home Consortium
Sophie Janicke, Research Associate, 3D Media Team, School of Communication, Florida State University
Philip Lelyveld, Program Manager, Consumer 3D Experience Lab, Entertainment Technology Center, University of Southern California
Mark Rodin, Director, Seminole Production, Florida State University
Ray Zone, The 3-D Zone


Tuesday April 17, 2012 4:15pm - 5:30pm PDT
Pavilion 11
Wednesday, April 18

9:00am PDT

New Technology, New Uses: Emerging Uses for Emerging Media
The media climate is changing quickly and technology is in the driver’s seat. So now that you have all this new technology, how can you use it? This panel will look at some of the unique ways technology is being used in the classroom, the newsroom and in the field as well as ways that new technology is providing otherwise elusive opportunities for students. Included in the discussion will be using Skype for live shots in the field and using Twitter to crowd source at sporting events. Moderator: Susan Smith, Ball State University
Panelists: Rick Sykes, Central Michigan University
David Burns, Salisbury University
Terry Heifetz, Ball State University

Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Conference Room 1

9:00am PDT

Accessibility is the Tipping Point: Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities for Student-run Internet Radio Stations
The increased availability of technology such as integrated wireless broadband means the potential for Internet radio stations to reach a wider audience. But what does it mean for student-run stations? This panel examines the challenges and opportunities facing student-run Internet stations as their programming becomes more accessible. Topics to be discussed include programming innovations, technological challenges, curricular and budgetary issues and more. Moderator: Andrew Clark, University of Texas - Arlington
Panelists: Lance Liguez, University of Texas at Arlington; Faculty Advisor UTA Radio.com
Tom Ingram, University of Texas at Arlington
Bradford Yates, University of West Georgia; Chris Adamson, University of West Georgia; Shawn Isaacs, University of West Georgia, Not an Afterthought Anymore: Internet Radio is Mainstream and Serving the Campus Community Fervently

Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Conference Room 5

10:30am PDT

West Virginia Uncovered – Interactive Learning, Teaching, and Storytelling
This panel showcases West Virginia University’s successful multimedia and community journalism program, West Virginia Uncovered. WVU journalism students work with small, rural community papers to produce multimedia pieces and content for the newspaper websites. Newspaper staff also receive training workshops in new and emerging technology. Moderator: Sara Magee, Loyola University Maryland
Panelists: MaryKay McFarland, West Virginia University
Evan Moore, West Virginia University
Mallory Bracken, West Virginia University

Wednesday April 18, 2012 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
Conference Room 1

12:00pm PDT

Tomorrow's Needs Today: Making the Argument for Upgrade

As media technologies are invented and made obsolete faster than an academic calendar, communications programs in small schools are reaching the threshold of maintaining traditional Curriculum while deciding what new media to adopt and use. Our panel discusses strategies in proposing new media upgrades and the struggles of adopting a new program. Panelists are currently upgrading or have recently upgraded their traditional communications Curriculum.
Moderator: James Cohen, Molloy College
Panelists: Matthew Tullis, Ashland University
Thomas Kenny, Molloy College

Wednesday April 18, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
Conference Room 1