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					The Technology in Pharmacy Education and Learning
                   SIG presents:

           Cloud Computing

      Promises, Opportunities, and
• Orientation to the space:
  – Presentation
  – Chat
  – Moderation
• Phone number (only if you can’t hear)
  – Phone number: 1-800-377-8846
  – Participant Code: 94061839#
                Learning Goals
By the end of this session, learners will be
 able to:
• Define the term "cloud computing"
• Provide practical examples of cloud-based tools that can be
  used for teaching and learning
• Identify some of the strengths of using cloud-based tools in (and
  out of) the classroom
• Explain some of the legal and technical challenges associated
  with using cloud-based tools in their classes
• Apply techniques for using cloud-based tools in their own areas
  of instruction
          Session Outline
• Welcome
• Overview of cloud computing and
  introduction to some interesting tools
• Case studies in using cloud computing
  – Using cloud-based tools as a student
    response system
  – Using cloud-based tools for student
Overview of Cloud Computing
• What is “cloud computing”
• A computing metaphor where software
  and computing capacity is delivered as
  a “service” rather than as a “product”
Overview of Cloud Computing
• What is “cloud computing”
• Instead of buying and installing software, you
  access computing resources over a network
• Two main ways to think about it:
   – Commercial cloud (accessed via “the
   – Private cloud (accessed via a private
Overview of Cloud Computing
• What is “cloud computing”
• Instead of buying and installing software (or
  even hardware), you access computing
  resources over a network
• Two main ways to think about it:
   – Commercial cloud (accessed via “the
   – Private cloud (accessed via a private
Overview of Cloud Computing
Computing Need           Personal Computing          Cloud Computing
Make a document          Buy and install MS          Log onto Google on the
                         Word                        web and make a doc
Create a presentation    Buy and install MS          Log onto Google
                         PowerPoint                  presenter or Prezi and
                                                     create a presentation
Collaborate on a grant   Draft it using desktop    Create it in an online
proposal                 publishing software and document tool and
                         email it to collaborators collaborate online
Manage documents         Buy a large hard drive      Upload it to an online
and data                 and organize it with file   storage system and
                         folders                     “tag” it using multiple
Overview of Cloud Computing
• Why do this?
  – Offloads the need to install heavy, clunky hardware
  – Offloads computing processing needs, so computing can
    become more nimble (iPads, for example)
  – Allows for new and different types of collaboration
    (Google Docs, for example)
  – Reduces need to worry about “compatibility” upgrades
  – Allows for access to critical materials any time, any where
  – Supports esoteric computing needs and workflows (app
Overview of Cloud Computing
• Why *not* do this?
  –   Network is required to access materials
  –   Non-trivial IP and copyright issues emerge
  –   Non-trivial privacy concerns emerge
  –   Has the potential to magnify the digital divide
  –   Non-trivial technical and compatibility challenges
  –   Support is extremely complex
     And Now…Fun Toys!
• Cloud-based student response systems
  – ChimeIn (U of M)
  – LectureTools
  – TopHat Monocle
  – Major “clicker” vendors
       And Now…Fun Toys!
• Online presentations
  – Google Presenter
  – Prezi
  – VoiceThread
       And Now…Fun Toys!
• Live Presentation and Annotation Tools
   – ZigZag Board
   – SyncPad
Cloud based response tools:
    Use in large groups
Jeannine M. Conway, PharmD,
 Pharmacotherapy Capstone Course

• 160 students
   – 60 in Duluth
   – 100 in Twin Cities
• Integrated case is made available
   – 6 days to submit note
• Case is graded
   – 6 days to grade
   – Multiple residents/pharmacists evaluate
• Class meets for discussion
        Discussion facilitation
• Pre-assigned questions and/or topics
    – Class assigned to groups of 4
    – Held separately on each campus
•   2 hrs scheduled
•   Go beyond the original case
•   What if’s
•   Challenges
    – Individual accountability
    – Keeping students engaged
                 What worked
• Asking open ended questions
   – See data trends using word cloud
   – Prevents cuing students by providing answer options
• Data is saved
   – Can see what the group is struggling with
   – Will use to prepare for next course offering
• Access questions with a variety of devices
   – Laptops, mobile phones, ipads, etc
• Track responses
   – Engaged students less likely to speak up
   – Anonymous or identify users
• Abuse of anonymous settings
  – Unrelated to topic and silly
• Technical issues
  – Can’t “reset” question and retain the data
  – Or easily copy question
  – Adjusting the order of question appearance
• Classroom limitations
  – Dictates connectivity options
  – Rooms with limited cell service or dead zone
    in wireless network
             Future plans
• Use across semester
• Collect more feedback
  – Muddiest points
  – Questions
  – Suggestions for activities or topics they
    want more practice in
• Be strategic with anonymous setting
            An example:
       Case Study
   Cloud Computing:
Small Group Presentations
   Doneka R. Scott, PharmD, MA
  Assistant Professor and Director,
  Student Learning Assessment &
PharmD Paper & Seminar Sequence

              • PHAR 6181: PharmD
   Fall P3      Paper & Seminar
              • PHAR 6183: PharmD
   Fall P4      Paper
              • PHAR 6182: PharmD
  Spring P4     Seminar
       PHAR 6181: PharmD Paper &
• 1 credit course
• Introduces students to the paper, the writing process,
  research methods, etc.
   – Content includes developing research questions and hypothesis
     statements, research methodology, IRB, conducting effective
     literature searches, writing literature reviews, and academic
     writing, developing professional presentations

• Delivered to both Twin Cities and Duluth students
  synchronously via interactive television
   –   Hybrid (online, face-to-face)
   –   Most lecture material online
   –   More discussion-based/active learning in-class and online
   –   Online discussions - randomly-assigned groups of 4 students
      Introduction Presentation
• Goals:
  – Introduce themselves to group members, build rapport
  – Become familiar with online presentation technology early in the

• Assignment:
  – Make an audio/visual presentation using VoiceThread
  – The 5‐minute (or less) presentation includes the following components:
      • Student’s full name, what it means and/or how named
      • Something about themselves (where from, interesting facts, family,
      • Level of interest and experience in conducting research, completion
        of the PharmD IV paper
      • Include pictures, symbols or other visual images as a backdrop to
       Why VoiceThread?

• Free (up to 3 saved presentations)
• Relatively easy to use
• Can record continuously or one slide at
  a time
           Final Research Proposal
• Goals:
  – Practice developing professional slide presentations
  – Practice reducing paper into concise, coherent

• Assignment:
  – Students discuss the following components in their
     • Purpose, objectives, the review of the literature, research
       questions, hypothesis statement, and methodology
     • Address the changes incorporated into the proposal based
       on the feedback from peer review
  – 5 minutes or less in length
Example Presentation
• Student related
  – Not following directions
  – Fear of technology
  – Not tech savvy
  – Forum post issues

• Technology related
  – Glitches (user v. technology?)
  – No timer
• Speakers’ names:
  – Jeannine M. Conway, PCLC lab
  – Doneka R. Scott, PharmD Paper
  – Jude Higdon, overview of cloud computing
               Further Reading
• The Tower and the Cloud

• Ohio State’s Policy on
  using cloud-based tools:
                Thank You!
• Speaker contact:
  – Jeannine Conway,
  – Doneka Scott,
  – Jude Higdon,
• Please fill out our evaluation:

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