Technology in Teaching Expo

Information Technology Services is excited to announce our third annual Teaching & Technology Expo. All Northeastern University faculty and staff are invited to engage with colleagues, share knowledge, hear how different departments are using technology and how Information Technology Services is supporting your efforts.

Participant panels will take place in three locations in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Panel members from around the university will discuss and share their classroom challenges, concerns, perspectives, insights and solutions.

Schedule of Events

8:45a – 9:00a Registration, ISEC Lobby

9:00a – 9:45a Keynote address, ISEC Auditorium

9:45a – 10:05a ATS welcome, ISEC Auditorium

10:15a – 11:25a Panel discussion session A, ISEC 136, 142

11:30a – 12:00p Lunch, ISEC 140 Infosession, ATS Booth

12:00p – 1:10p Panel discussion session B, ISEC 136, 142

1:15p – 2:25p Panel discussion session C, ISEC 136, 142

2:30p – 3:15p Closing presentation, ISEC Auditorium


9:00a – 9:45a – Refreshments will be served


Susan L. Parish, PhD, MSW is Dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences and Professor of Health Sciences at Northeastern University. Prior to joining Northeastern University, she was the inaugural Nancy Lurie Marks Endowed Professor of Disability Policy and Director of the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, at Brandeis University.

Her research examines the health and financial well-being of children and adults with disabilities, and their caregiving families. Her work, supported by more than $12 million of external funding over the past decade, has resulted in more than 130 articles, book chapters, policy briefs and monographs, including more than 80 scholarly articles in peer-reviewed journals. Current funders include the National Institute on Child and Human Development (NIH), and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. She is currently principal investigator on the National Center on Parenting with Disabilities (funded by NIDILRR) and co-principal investigator of a five-year NIH-funded study of pregnancy outcomes in women with intellectual disabilities.

Dr. Parish’s disability and poverty policy expertise is widely sought. She has testified in state and federal lawsuits, and she has been quoted by PBS NewsHour, the Washington Post, National Public Radio and the Huffington Post. Extended biography available here.

ISEC Auditorium – Refreshments will be served

Recording: Keynote

Takeaway board: 1) Login via 2)

Panel Descriptions

10:15a – 11:25a


As the field of Data science has grown, so has Northeastern’s offering of tools, support, training, resources, and specialist for teaching, learning and research. In this panel, you will hear faculty members who are using Qualtrics to assess student learning as well as teaching students how to conduct quantitative research using Qualtrics. In addition, a graduate student staff member of Academic Technology Services will reveal and present on the new Data Resources Tools website which can help students and faculty select and make use of various data tools supported by Northeastern.

Moderator: Sarah Sweeney, Library Digital Repository; Digital Scholarship Group

Panelist: Felicia Lassk, D’Amore-McKim School of Business Link to slides

Panelist: Janet Monagle, Nursing Link to slides

Panelist: Antonio Solano, Academic Technology Services SITE Program Link to slides

Recording: Leveraging Data Tools in the Teaching and Learning Space

Follow-up information: Blog post

Takeaway board: 1) Log in via 2) 3) Visualization of responses


In an increasingly digital and flat world, it’s easy to forget the value of creating objects for students to touch and manipulate in three dimensions. In collaboration with the library, this session will address resources that support faculty in creating or assigning three-dimensional objects used in support of teaching and learning. Participants will hear about the 3-D printing studio from studio staff and they’ll hear from faculty who are using 3-D printing and imaging in their teaching.

Moderator: Mark Sivak, 3D Printing Studio Managing Director, College of Engineering, CAMD.  Link to slides

Panelist: Mark Sivak, 3D Printing Studio Managing Director, College of Engineering, CAMD

Panelist: Janos Stone, Art + Design Link to slides

Panelist: Jennifer Love, College of Engineering Link to slides

Recording: You Can 3-D Recording

Follow-up information: Blog post
News@Northeastern writeup: How to Bring 3-D Printing into your Teaching, Research

Takeaway board: 1) Log in via 2) Visualization of responses

Lunch and Technology Expo

11:30a – 12:00p

Get lunch and visit the Ask ATS booth to find out how to accomplish your teaching technology goals. Ask us how to:

  • record a lecture
  • create interactive modules
  • save time grading
  • create a pencast
  • display student work
  • poll students
  • hold class online
  • make educational games
  • make a video discussion board
  • book next gen collaboration space

ISEC 140

12:00p – 1:10p


Northeastern classrooms and labs are offering an increasing number of layouts and technical configurations. In this panel, we will hear from faculty leveraging classrooms wired (and wireless) for group work and breakout spaces. Panelists will also address online environments that support collaboration. Moderator: Michael Sweet, Center for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Research

Panelist: Martin Dias, D’Amore-McKim School of Business Link to slides

Panelist: Stephen Golden, D’Amore-McKim School of Business Link to slides

Panelist: Jean-Francois Hamel, Biotechnology

Recording: Environments to Support Collaborative Work Follow-up information: Blog post Takeaway board: 1) Log in via 2) 3) Visualization of responses


Recorded lectures can support teaching and learning, but the optimal recording process will vary based on an instructor’s teaching style, pedagogical purposes, and classroom or home/office setup. This workshop will help faculty choose and source recording equipment and provide tips for increasing the production values of their recordings. It will also present tools for creating an interactive module based on recorded video.

Recording: Production Options for Classroom Recording and Engagement

Follow-up information: Blog post

Takeaway board: 1) Log in via 2) 3) Visualization of responses

1:15p – 2:25p


This panel will present a few different options for engaging students in learning through modular content. Presenters will demonstrate options for creation and delivery of highly interactive microlearning activities using a variety of platforms including Articulate Storyline, Playposit, and social media platforms. Moderator: John Wihbey, Journalism

Panelist: Lars Sorenson, D’Amore-McKim School of Business Link to slides

Panelist: Mary Lynn Fahey, Nursing Link to slides

Panelist: Clair Waterbury, Academic Technology Services Link to slides

Recording: Modular Learning from Macro to Micro Follow-up Information: Blog post Takeaway board: 1) Log in via 2) 3) Visualization of responses


This panel will address different options for faculty who want to increase student engagement during lectures and reduce use of whiteboards, chalkboards, and prepared media like PowerPoint. Tools covered will include writing tablet devices that promote active learning while being very easy and efficient to prepare and deliver flexible lectures. The panel will also address the standard classroom touchscreen monitors, and ATS’s new light board that allows faculty to record material written on a glass board in a studio setting.

Moderator: John Patota, ITS Customer Services

Panelist: Terry Beadle, Academic Technology Services

Panelist: Jesse Savage, Academic Technology Services

Panelist: Steve Lustig, Chemical Engineering

Recording: Digital Presentation Tools for Natural Interactions

Follow-up Information: Blog post

Takeaway board: 1) Log in via 2) 3) Visualization of responses


Information Technology Services – Academic Technology Services: Removing Barriers


2:30p – 3:15p

Lindsey Sudbury will discuss ways that Information Technology Services and Academic Technology Services is removing the barriers that impede meaningful technology adoption.

  • Hear about the state of the educational technology environment
  • Learn about technologies that have been newly implemented and technologies on the horizon
  • Get tips on working with ATS to make your technology projects a reality

ISEC Auditorium

Recording: Removing Barriers | Link to slides

Takeaway board: 1) Log in via 2) 3) Visualization of responses



“The World in Shapetiles” by Amber Case.

Last year’s schedule and recordings available on the TEXPO 2016 page.