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Publications

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Presentations

Eliminate weasel words to measure what matters most

Megan Masters will present a pre-conference workshop at the Association for Institutional Research's annual conference in May 2024 on the importance of choosing precise language to measure intended outcomes. 

First slide of Sharing the Data Love Presentation, by Michelle Appel, Megan C. Masters, PhD, and Jess Wojton

Sharing the data love

Megan Masters, Michelle Appel (IRPA), and Jess Wojton (IRPA) will present at the annual Association for Institutional Research's annual conference in May 2024. They introduce the Love Data Week concept and highlight the events from 2024 that showcased data, ethics, and best practices.

EDUCAUSE 2022 Student Experience Survey Data. University of Maryland. Cybersecurity and privacy professionals conference

Student perceptions of data privacy and security

Jonny Engelberg participated in a panel discussion at the 2023 EDUCAUSE Cybersecurity and Privacy Professionals Conference, joining Joe Gridley (Chief Data Privacy Officer, University of Maryland), Phil Reiter (Associate Director, Privacy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), and Mark Werling (Chief Privacy Officer, Indiana University). Jonny presented data from the security and privacy sections of the 2022 EDUCAUSE student survey, and the panel discussed what the results tell the community, as well as how to use those results to establish trust and enable data-informed student support.

Video kills the in person lecture. . . or not | Poster presented at EDUCUASE 2022

Video killed the in-person lecture . . . or not

Megan Masters, Alia Lancaster, and Martyn Clark presented a poster at the annual EDUCAUSE conference in October 2022. They created dialogues about university-wide trends on asynchronous video lectures using quantitative, qualitative, and system-level data.

Lessons worth keeping: harnessing lessons learned throughout the COVID-19 pandemic

Lessons worth keeping

Megan Masters led a panel discussion during the 2022 Innovations in Teaching & Learning Conference on the results of the Fall 2021 Student Experience survey with campus experts, including Dr. Laura Stapleton (Professor and Acting Dean, College of Education), Dr. Linda Steiner ( Professor, Phillip Merrill College of Journalism & Director, University of Maryland ADVANCE), Dr. Yu-Wei Wang (Director, Clinical Associate, Professor, Research Director, and Assistant Director of the Counseling Center), Lucy Hess (Sophomore, Kinesiology Major), and Madhulika Nallani (Senior, Cell Biology and Genetics). 

Conference poster titled why data storytelling matters for IT and how you can do it, too

Why data storytelling matters for IT and how you can do it, too

Megan Masters, Martyn Clark, and Alia Lancaster presented their work on creating and refining a compelling reporting framework to other IT professionals at higher education institutions at the 2021 EDUCAUSE conference in October.

Constraints and creativity. A keynote by Megan C. Masters (PhD) and Alice E. Donlan (PhD) on May 24, 2021.

Constraints and creativity

Megan Masters of DIT and Alice Donlan of TLTC presented the opening keynote for the 2021 annual Innovations in Teaching & Learning conference, in which they reflected on the reality of teaching and learning remotely and celebrated the creativity of instructors and students during the past academic year.

Creating and maintaining connections during the great disconnect

Megan Masters, Alia Lancaster, Martyn Clark, and Bekzod Akramov presented virtually at the 2021 TeachX conference about methods that UMD undertook to stay connected to students in Spring 2020-Spring 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Title slide of 2020 ELI annual meeting with title Perceptions of Online Privacy at the Intersections of Teaching and Learning

Empowering learning and instructors: Transformational practices and technologies

Megan Masters and Cory Tressler (Director of Learning Programs, The Ohio State University) discussed real-world experiences navigating the intersections between the risks associated with exchanging personal data for (real or perceived) institutional benefits, the increase in the use of student-related data across higher education, and the implications of these landscapes on the large-scale deployment of academic technology at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative conference in March, 2020.

Conference poster entitled prototyping a learning analytic platform.

Prototyping a learning analytics platform: From concept inception to production

Members of the ATEX team and faculty partner Scott Moses presented our work building a data science pipeline prototype to other IT professionals at higher education institutions at the 2019 annual EDUCAUSE conference in October.

Title slide entitled accessibility implications of personal technology bans in the classroom

Accessibility implications of personal technology bans in the classroom

Megan Masters, Alia Lancaster, and Ana Palla (Senior IT Accessibility and UX Specialist, UMD Division of IT) presented information we learned from student and instructor survey responses about personal technology bans in the classroom and how to incorporate technology into a class session (or not) in ways that include all students at the Women Advance IT conference at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in November, 2019. 

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Surfing learning analytics without wiping out

Martyn Clark, Alia Lancaster, and Megan Masters updated other Canvas institutions on our latest course and program learning analytics using data from ELMS-Canvas at the 2019 annual InstructureCon in July.

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Leveraging LMS data to understand student engagement

Megan Masters, Alia Lancaster, and Martyn Clark discussed how student activity data from within a course space can be operationalized in different ways depending on the learning objectives and goals of the instructor. Presented at the 2019 annual TeachX conference at Northwestern University in May, 2019.

Title slide entitled learning by design: the integration of learning analytics and instructional design

Learning by design: The integration of learning analytics and instructional design

Megan Masters, Alia Lancaster, Martyn Clark, and faculty partner Scott Moses discussed how student activity data from within a course space can inform and improve course design for online and face-to-face courses. Presented at the 2019 annual Innovations in Teaching and Learning conference here at UMD in May, 2019.

Title slide entitled examining the relationship between executive control and student learning behaviors

Examining the relationship between executive control and student learning behaviors

Alia Lancaster and Jared Link attended and presented research on the relationships among cognitive functions, learning outcomes, and ELMS-Canvas student activity on behalf of the ATEX team and other faculty partners, like Tracy Tomlinson. Presented at the 2018 annual Psychonics conference (attended mostly by cognitive science researcher) in November, 2018.

Conference poster entitled triangulating data to understand the student academic technology experience

Triangulating data to understand the student academic technology experience

Alia Lancaster, Martyn Clark, and Megan Masters presented a poster at the 2018 EDUCAUSE conference to other IT professionals in higher education about our work with ELMS-Canvas.

Conference poster entitled how can you meet your campus's academic technology need? Just ask!

How can you meet your campus’s academic technology needs? Just ask!

Martyn Clark, Megan Masters, and Alia Lancaster presented a poster at the 2018 EDUCAUSE conference to other IT professionals in higher education about our work gathering technical and functional requirements for an e-portfolio software.

Title slide entitled evidence-based leadership: using data to build representative cross-campus collaborations

Evidence-based leadership: Using data to build representative cross-campus collaborations

Megan Masters and Alia Lancaster led an interactive session in which they presented information about academic technology usage and led a conversation about how to incorporate such evidence at other institutions. Presented at the Women Advance IT conferenceat the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in October, 2018.

Title slide entitled generating show-stopping insights from LMS (Canvas) data

Generating show-stopping insights from LMS (Canvas) data

Martyn Clark, Alia Lancaster, and Megan Masters discussed how our team came to understand the Big Data associated with ELMS-Canvas use, which informed both UMD-wide and course-level metrics. Presented at the 2018 annual InstructureCon to other higher education institutions who use Canvas as their LMS.

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