SUNY-Oswego Spring Breakout workshops - 2010

May 17 - May 21

Monday, May 17

Session 1

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Session Title: "Creating a Newsletter and Accessible PDF in Microsoft Publisher"

Presenter: Pat MacNeill

Room: CC 202

Description:

Pat MacNeill will demonstrate how Microsoft Publisher can be used to create newsletters and accessible PDFs.

 

Session 2

Time: 10:45 - 12:15

Session Title: "Common Pitfalls in Advisement"

Presenters: Rameen Mohammadi, Michelle Bandla

Room: CC 202

Rameen Mohammadi, and Michelle Bandla will discuss some of the most common problems that occur when advising students. This can help you assist students in navigating through the general education requirements at SUNY-Oswego.

 

Session 3

Time: 1:30 - 2:30

Session Title: "Introduction to LakerApps"

Presenters: Nicole Decker and Eric Smith

Room: 202 Campus Center

Description:

Allow CTS to introduce you to the new suite of Google applications SUNY Oswego has recently subscribed to. Locally dubbed “LakerApps powered by Google,” the suite includes Gmail for email, Calendar, Docs for file storage and file collaboration, and more. LakerApps is available to all faculty, staff and students.  We will give a demonstration of each of these apps and review what is required to transition to LakerApps.  All users will need to transition from current SUNY Oswego web-based email and calendaring to the new LakerApps web-based email and calendaring components by September 30, 2010. 

 

 

Session 4

Time: 2:45 - 3:45

Session Title: "Introduction to LakerApps GMail"

Presenters: Steve Leeper and Eric Smith

Room: CC 202

Description:

In this workshop, become familiar with the email features of LakerApps Gmail including basic composition of messages, conversations, use of labels as folders, customizing settings, creating vacation messages and signatures.  We will also demonstrate creating contacts, spam filtering and the built-in chat capability.

 

 

Tuesday, May 18

Session 5

Time: 9:30 - 10:30

Session Title: "Introduction to Laker Apps"

Presenters: Eric Smith and Nicole Decker

Room: CC 202

Description:

Allow CTS to introduce you to the new suite of Google applications SUNY Oswego has recently subscribed to. Locally dubbed “LakerApps powered by Google,” the suite includes Gmail for email, Calendar, Docs for file storage and file collaboration, and more. LakerApps is available to all faculty, staff and students.  We will give a demonstration of each of these apps and review what is required to transition to LakerApps.  All users will need to transition from current SUNY Oswego web-based email and calendaring to the new LakerApps web-based email and calendaring components by September 30, 2010. 

 

Session 6

Time: 10:45 - 12:15

Session Title: "How to use CAPP reports to prevent problems at graduation"

Presenters: Rameen Mohammadi and Shelly St. John

Room: CC 202

Description:

Too many students are approaching graduation with problems that could have been avoided. In this workshop, Associate Provost Rameen Mohammadi and Associate Registrar Shelly St. John discuss how these reports should be used to help ensure that your advisees graduate in a timely manner.

 

Session 7

Time: 1:30 - 2:30

Session Title: "Introduction to LakerApps Calendar"

Presenters: Nicole Decker and Steve Leeper

Room: CC 202

Description:

A demonstration of the LakerApps Calendar app will be given at this workshop. Features such as creating one-time and recurring events, sending meeting invitations, creating multiple calendars, viewing others’ calendars, and tasks will be reviewed.

 

 

Session 8

Time: 2:45 - 3:45

Session Title: "Introduction to LakerApps Docs"

Presenters: Eric Smith and Andy Goldzweig

Room:CC 202

Description:

The LakerApps Docs app, composed of file storage, creation and collaboration, will be demonstrated in this workshop.  With file storage, you will see how files can be easily uploaded into LakerApps for easy access from the web. With file creation and collaboration, you will see how easy it is to create your own documents and/or work with other people on a team document.  Allow others in your team to make changes to your document or simply give them view-only access.



 

Wednesday, May 19


Session 9

Time: 9:00 - 9:20

Session Title: "'Greening' Your Literature Research: Tips and Tricks"

Presenter: Barbara Shaffer

Room: CC 202

Description:

If you think that writing a literature review without printing out all those articles sounds challenging, come to this presentation.  In addition to reducing your carbon footprint, these paperless strategies for organizing and using your journal resources will help you find just the information you need...when you need it.

 

 

Session 10

Time: 9:30 - 10:00

Session Title: "Using a wiki in place of term paper assignments"

Presenter: John Kane

Room: CC 202

Description:

Students in Eco 322 (History of Economic Thought) have always been given writing assignments in which they discuss the role of specific economists or schools of thought in historical context and as part of the evolution of economic theory. In the fall 2009 semester, students were assigned to create public wiki pages in place of traditional term papers. Peer feedback on the wiki pages were provided through ANGEL discussion boards. These wiki pages, together with primary sources, became the basis for class presentations and discussion. This workshop will present an overview of the successes and problems associated with this approach.

 

Session 11

 Time: 10:00 - 10:20

Session Title:"E-book readers" - CANCELED DUE TO NO REGISTRATIONS AS OF 5/18

Presenter:Joe Moreau

Room: CC 202

Description:

In this presentation, Joe Moreau will provide samples of a variety of e-book reading devices and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each.

 

Session 12

Time: 10:30 - 10:50

Session Title: "Which smartphone is right for you?"

Presenters: Joe Moreau, Marcia Burrell, Bill Goffe

Room: CC 202

Description:

Joe Moreau, Marcia Burrell, and Bill Goffe will provide a brief discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of the Blackberry, iPhone, Droid, and Droid Incredible (in order of their first appearance on the market). If you are considering replacing your 20th century style cell phone with a 21st century smartphone, this session is for you.

 

Session 13

Time: 11:00 - 11:20

Session Title: "Google Wave"

Presenter: John Kane

Room: CC 202

Description:

Google Wave offers interesting possibilities as an online collaboration tool. A "wave" is an online multimedia conversation that can be accessed synchronously or asynchronously. It combines aspects of e-mail, wiki, blogs, and IM platforms. In this presentation, John Kane will demonstrate some of the features of Google Wave and lead a discussion of how this may be used in support of instruction.

 

Session 14

Time: 11:30 - 12:30

Session Title:"Using social bookmarking and RSS feed readers to help organize your web use"

Presenter: John Kane

Room: CC 202

Description:

On how many computers do you store bookmarks? How well organized are these? Have you ever tried to get back to an interesting website that you just can't seem to find again?

In this workshop, participants will create Google Reader and Delicious accounts and learn how to use these services to more easily organize and find information on the web. Google Reader makes it possible to easily view new information posted at your favorite web sites, blogs, and news sites, Delicious allows you to save, index, and access web bookmarks from any computer or mobile device that is connected to the internet. A discussion of how these may be used for class and research use wiill also be provided.


 

Thursday, May 20

Session 15

Time: 9:30 - 10:30

Session Title: "Using Second Life or other virtual worlds to support instruction"

Presenter: John Kane

Room: CC 202

Description:

This hands-on session will provide an overview of the ways in which Second Life and other virtual worlds are being used at many colleges and universities to support instruction. For those attending in Second Life, the workshop will start at: http://slurl.com/secondlife/SUNY%20Oswego/89/150/40

 

Session 16

Time: 10:45 - 11:45

Session Title:"Riding the Cycle of Assessment"

Presenter: Brad Wray

Room: CC 202

Description:

The onset of Middle State Accreditation review requires that all departments conduct an effective assessment of student learning outcomes. At this session, the following topics will be addressed:

  • the Middle States expectations concerning effective assessment,
  • using effective assessment to enable students to more fully realize their potential, and
  • developing and refining learning outcomes appropriate for your majors.

 

 

Session 17

Time: 1:30 - 2:30

Session Title: "Introduction to LakerApps"

Presenters:Andy Goldzweig and Steve Leeper

Room: CC 202

Description:

Allow CTS to introduce you to the new suite of Google applications SUNY Oswego has recently subscribed to. Locally dubbed “LakerApps powered by Google,” the suite includes Gmail for email, Calendar, Docs for file storage and file collaboration, and more. LakerApps is available to all faculty, staff and students.  We will give a demonstration of each of these apps and review what is required to transition to LakerApps.  All users will need to transition from current SUNY Oswego web-based email and calendaring to the new LakerApps web-based email and calendaring components by September 30, 2010. 

 

 

Friday, May 21


Session 18

Time: 9:00 - 10:30

Session Title: "Creating an Avatar in Second Life"

Presenter: John Kane

Room: CC 202

Description:

In this hands-on session, individuals will create an avatar in Second Life, learn how to customize the avatar's appearance, and learn how to navigate around this virtual world. Participants will learn how to communicate and how to find people, places, and events occurring this virtual environment. Participants will receive a tour of the SUNY-Oswego Second Life island and visit a few interesting sites.

 

Session 19

Time: 10:45 - 11:45

Session Title: "Geotagging: The Next Big Thing?" This session canceled due to low registration

Presenter:Tim Nekritz

Room: Campus Center 202

Description:

The widespread adoption of smartphones with GPS capabilities has enabled a wide variety of geotagging applications that provide users with information on people, places and things at specific geographical locations. In this workshop presentation, Tim Nekritz, Oswego's director of Web communication, will demonstrate and discuss several smartphone apps that provide geotagging services ... and their potential implications for consumers and businesses.

 

 

Session 20

Time: 1:30 - 3:30

Session Title: "Using the building tools in Second Life"

Presenter: John Kane

Room: CC 202

Description:

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn to use the building tools within Second Life to create useful virtual objects, including web media display devices. Each participant will leave this session with usable virtual furniture and web viewers.