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Friday, October 8 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Technology Conundrum: Are “Devices” and Social Media Responsible for Student Distraction?

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In a world where iPhones are used for all types of content creation, instructors must continually strive to balance tools training with course learning objectives while combating student distraction. Panel will discuss best practices for focusing student attention online and in the classroom, and discuss trends in use of devices by “Generation Z.”

Moderators
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Mary Spillman

Associate Professor, Ball State University

Speakers
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Kathy Bruner

Professor - Art, Film & Media Dept., Taylor University
During my 30 year career in higher ed, I have taught courses in film and television production, documentary filmmaking, media history, and writing for both fiction and nonfiction. I have a Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking with an emphasis on documentary.
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Barney McCoy

Professor, University of Nebraska @ Lincoln
Greetings: I teach broadcast news, multimedia and journalism classes at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. I produce documentaries and news stories for public radio and television regionally and nationally. My published research focuses on how Gen Z college students use digital devices... Read More →
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Betsy Pike

Assistant Professor, Ball State University
Dr. Betsy Pike’s academic research interests explore the interdisciplinary connections between experiential learning, creativity, and story. She teaches media production and criticism in the Media department at Ball State University.  She earned her Ph.D. from Ohio University... Read More →


Friday October 8, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
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