January 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

6:30 – 8:00 pm: Business Meeting / Program

NOTE: This program will be delivered on-line only. We will not be meeting at McNeely Hall. Details are below.

  • The connection should be available by about 6:20 p.m.
  • Go to: https://stthomas.zoom.us. If you have never used Zoom before,  you may first need to select RUN and it will download the Zoom application.
  • Select: Join a Meeting.
  • Enter this meeting id:   2142709060 and Join.
  • You may wish to select Test computer mic and speakers.
  • Select: Join Audio Conference by Computer.
  • At top or bottom of screen on the black bar, select Mute so that only the presenter will be speaking.
  • Select Chat on the black bar  to open the chat window.

Using headphones usually provides better sound quality than relying on your computer’s speakers. Please keep in mind that we do not have the resources to provide professional-quality audio and video. The connection should be available by about 6:20 p.m. on the day of the meeting. DLF is an all-volunteer/free organization. We cannot provide technical support and are not directly affiliated with UST. Please do not contact UST if you experience problems signing in.


The program on January 14th will include a presentation on tips with mobile apps for learning professionals. The purposes of this presentation are to examine the key trends in technology adoption in education,  provide an overview of emerging mobile learning apps, and review case examples on the application of mobile learning. This interactive presentation will engage participants in hands-on practice with several mobile apps. Participants are strongly  recommended  to install a QR code app (e.g.,  NeoReader, KaywaReader, or QRcode scanner, etc.) on the mobile phones. Participants can also access some of the tools from the URLs to be sent through the chat tool in the Zoom videoconferencing system.

This program will focus on:

  1. An overview of technology trends in learning and development,
  2. Top 20 tools selected by expert reviews or popular user votes from various organizations, and
  3. Examples of tool integration for training and education.


Chientzu Candace Chou is an associate professor of Learning Technology at the Department of Teacher Education at the School of  Education at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. She was a Senior Fulbright Scholar (2015-16) conducting research on promoting digital equity through technology in Taiwan.  She has been designing and implementing online and blended learning for more than two decades. She has taught courses on Digital Storytelling, Adult Learning, Instructional Design for E-Learning, Online Teaching and Evaluation, Immersive learning, Principles of  Educational Research, and Use of Technology for Instruction. Her main research interests include design of distance learning environments, strategies of blended learning, pedagogy of immersive learning and emerging technologies, and online interactions. As an active member in the E-Learning community, she has served as a faculty technology fellow for the St. Thomas E-Learning and Research Center (STELAR). She is the chair-elect for the Technology as an Agent  of Change for Teaching and Learning  (TACTL) SIG at the American Educational Research  Association (AERA). She can be reached at ccchou@stthomas.edu.