CET Teaching with Technology Conference

CET expects to host the next Teaching with Technology Conference in 2021 and again every three years.

The 2018 CET Teaching with Technology Conference was a half-day conference held from 8:30–12:00 noon in Grace Ford Salvatori (GFS) on May 1, 2018. It featured a plenary lecture by Richard E. Mayer on Research-Based Principles for Designing Multimedia Instruction. Faculty-led breakout sessions covered topics including innovative physical and virtual learning spaces, inclusive digital resources and archives, advanced Blackboard tool use, a tech show-and-tell, and emergent teaching and learning with virtual reality. The full agenda is found below.

For the first time, the conference also offered an online track specifically for faculty who teach online to join remotely. Breakout sessions in this track covered online student engagement, online student support, and online testing.

Slides from the keynote presentation

Keynote Video

(Special thanks to DTS Media Services for the live stream and recording)


8:30am Sign-in and breakfast
9am Keynote: Research-Based Principles for Designing Multimedia Instruction

Richard E. Mayer, Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Slides from the keynote presentation

Keynote Video

GFS 106

10am Coffee Break
Teaching Online

GFS 106
& live-streamed for
the Online Track

Supportive Tools

GFS 101

Innovative Spaces

GFS 116


Emerging Practices

GFS 118

10:10am Designing an Online Course for Successful Student Engagement: Using Video Case Studies, Vignettes, and Other Tools

Patricia Hughes Mills, Professor of Clinical Accounting; Academic Director Jennifer and James R. Parks Master of Business Taxation Program, Leventhal School of Accounting, Marshall School of Business (for her course videos, contact Patti pmills@marshall.usc.edu) Slides

It’s the Little Things: Strategies for Engaging Students in Virtual Learning Environments

Devon Brooks, Associate Professor, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Slides

10:10 Session Recording

Qwickly: The Best Kept Secret on Blackboard!

Eric H. Roth, Master Lecturer, American Language Institute

Anastassia Tzoytzoyrakos, Master Lecturer, American Language Institute


How Blackboard Gave Me My Life Back

Scott Faris, Assistant Professor of Theatre Practice in Stage Management, Head of Stage Management, School of Dramatic Arts

Carl Kuzmich, Blackboard Instructional Support and Analytics Consultant. Enterprise Learning Technologies, ITS Slides

Integrating Audio Visual Testimony into Your Course to Address Student Learning Outcomes

Claudia Ramirez Wiedeman, Director of Education, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education

Bea Sanford Russell, Assistant Professor of English (Teaching), Dornsife


Queer Critical Cartographies and Teaching Digital Natives about Analog Resources

Andy Campbell, Assistant Professor Critical Studies, Roski School of Art and Design

Joseph Hawkins, Director ONE Archives at USC Libraries; teaching in Gender and Sexuality Studies Department

VR, Finally? Practical Issues in Teaching VR to Architecture Students

Karen Kensek, Associate Professor of the Practice of Architecture, School of Architecture


You Can’t Cancel Reality: Lessons from Using a Game as a Student Culture Intervention

Jesse Vigil, Adjunct Faculty, Interactive Media and Games Division, School of Cinematic Arts

11am Coffee Break
11:10am Critical Disaster Response: Supporting Students from a National Perspective

Stephanie George, Clinical Associate Professor, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Slides

Lynette Merriman, Associate Vice Provost for Campus Support Intervention, Office of Campus Wellness and Crisis Intervention Slides


Residential and Online Test Proctoring

Dan Lewis, Senior Network Engineer, USC Marshall School of Business

Christopher Jones, Associate Professor of Finance and Business Economics, Marshall School of Business


11:10 Session Recording

Using Open Educational Resources (OER) as Course Materials and OER Blackboard Integration Demonstration

Caroline Muglia, Co-Associate Dean for Collections and Head of Resource Sharing & Collection Assessment, USC Libraries

Melanee Vicedo, Head of Education & Social Work Library Services, USC Libraries

Jennifer Miller, Assistant Professor (Teaching), USC Sol Price School of Public Policy


Making It Accessible: Ensuring that Technology is Available for All Students

Christine Street, Executive Director, ADA/504 Coordinator, USC Disability Services and Programs

Jordan Colbert, Assistive Technology Specialist, USC Disability Services and Programs

Ginger Clark, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic and Faculty Affairs; Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching; Professor of Clinical Education, Rossier School of Education


Bringing Learning to Life: The USC Marshall Experiential Learning Center

Jody Tolan, Assistant Professor of Clinical, Management & Organization, Marshall School of Business; Academic Director, Robert J. Coury Applied Leadership Development Program

Gita Govahi, Assistant Dean Instruction & Research Support,

Director Experiential Learning Center, Marshall School of Business


Educating Students in the 21st Century: How the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work Virtual Academic Center Has Transformed Social Work Education

June Wiley, Assistant Dean, Virtual Academic Programs; Clinical Associate Professor, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Tory Cox, Assistant Dean, Virtual Academic Center Field Education; Clinical Associate Professor, Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Tech Share LIVE! An Audience-led Technology Show and Tell

Patrick Crispen, Director of Educational Technology; Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Education, Keck School of Medicine

Faculty Audience Members