Spring Breakout 2012

Spring breakout will take place on May 16-25, 2012. The schedule appears below. Please register here.

Wednesday, May 16

Session 1
Time: 9:00 - 10:30
Session Title: Prezi
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 202
Description:
Prezi allows you to create rich multimedia presentations using a simple online tool. In this workshop, participants will create a Prezi presentations that integrates text, images, and media. Participants may wish to create a free Prezi account at http://www.prezi.com before the workshop. We will also show how Powerpoint presentations may be converted into Prezi's format and how one can create a series of Prezi slides that can be posted online as a pdf file. If you wish to install Prezi on college-owned computers, you will need to have administrative rights (without this, you can still use Prezi through a web interface). Beginning in the summer of 2010 and continuing through the fall of 2011, CTS has removed admin rights on most faculty and staff computers. They have committed to promptly restoring these rights to all users who request their restoration. To restore these rights, visit: https://www.oswego.edu/cts/userprivs/forms/    You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here: 

Session 1.5
Time: 9:00 - 10:30
Session Title: What's New in Tutoring?
Presenter: Cathy Santos
Room: CC 206
Description:
The Office of Learning Services offers academic tutoring support for a number of courses throughout the curriculum.  A major component of the expansion of services involves the participation of faculty and staff.   Please join the OLS staff in an informal discussion as we are seeking information about supplemental tutoring materials and information available in your discipline, as well as ways in which we can involve faculty and professional staff in tutor training.  Other discussion topics will include the new OLS initiatives, initiating the use of on- line support services, and best practices in academic support. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:

Session 2

Time: 10:45 - 11:45
Session Title: Toward Multimodal Writing in Coursework:  Teaching Students Digital Storytelling
Presenter: Michael Murphy
Room: CC 206
How might "digital stories" - texts that combine a strong spoken narrative, music, still images, video, and text - be used in courses?  Is this work "writing"?  And if so, why should we ask students to do it?  Come see some examples of student-composed digital stories from ENG 102 to help us wrestle with these questions.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here: 

Session 3
Time: 1:00 - 1:55
Session Title: Creating an Avatar in Second Life
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 206
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 island and will explore the HCI building, the CELT building and movie theater, a technology class project site, a replica of the Japan Pavilion at the Columbian Exposition of 1893, and visit Richard Zakin's art exhibit and video presentation in the virtual SUNY-Oswego art gallery.

If you wish to use the Second Life client on college-owned computers, you will need to have administrative rights. Beginning in the summer of 2010 and continuing through the fall of 2011, CTS has removed admin rights on most faculty and staff computers. They have committed to promptly restoring these rights to all users who request their restoration. To restore these rights, visit: https://www.oswego.edu/cts/userprivs/forms/
 
You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:

Session 4

Time: 2:00 - 3:00
Session Title: The Technology Plan is Complete: Now What?
Presenter: Joe Moreau
Room: CC 202
Over the last two years the Campus Technology Advisory Board (CTAB) has been working to develop a long term technology planning process and related documents (www.oswego.edu/cts/techboard/projects/Tech_Plan_Outline.html).  Now that the inaugural technology plan has been completed, what does this mean for the future of technology on our campus?  What is in the plan?  What will be accomplished next year?  The workshop will discuss the development of the technology plan, and explain the short and long term goals contained in the plan. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 5

Time: 2:00 - 2:55
Session Title: Using Second Life or other virtual worlds to support instruction
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 206
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

If you wish to use the Second Life client on college-owned computers, you will need to have administrative rights. Beginning in the summer of 2010 and continuing through the fall of 2011, CTS has removed admin rights on most faculty and staff computers. They have committed to promptly restoring these rights to all users who request their restoration. To restore these rights, visit: https://www.oswego.edu/cts/userprivs/forms/  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 6

Time: 3:00 - 4:00
Session Title: Building in Second Life
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 206
This hands-on session will provide an introduction to the 3D building tools available in Second Life  and other virtual worlds. Participants will learn hor to create, rehsape, texture, and link simple primitive objects to form more complex onjects.

If you wish to use the Second Life client on college-owned computers, you will need to have administrative rights. Beginning in the summer of 2010 and continuing through the fall of 2011, CTS has removed admin rights on most faculty and staff computers. They have committed to promptly restoring these rights to all users who request their restoration. To restore these rights, visit: https://www.oswego.edu/cts/userprivs/forms/  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here: 

Thursday, May 17

No workshops scheduled during COIL team visit


Friday, May 18

 Session 7
Time: 9:30 - 10:30
Session Title: Constructing Writing Assignments for Significant Learning
Presenter: Jim Pangborn
Room: CC 206
Research is telling us some things about learning that are decidedly counterintuitive, at least for some of us. This session will focus on two such principles and apply them to the perennially difficult task of crafting writing assignments that work the way we want them to. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 8
Time: 10:45 - 11:45
Session Title: Burkean Heuristics
Presenter: Jim Pangborn
Room: CC 206
The 20th-Century American philosopher Kenneth Burke bequeathed us a flexibly useful heuristic diagram or mind-mapping routine called Burke's Pentad ("heuristic" means literally, purposefully thought-provoking--an aid to the discovery of ideas). This presentation will attempt, with reference primarily to writing instruction, to demonstrate the pentad's usefulness for planning lessons, authoring effective lectures, leading discussions, and generally refreshing our understanding of what we as higher educators do.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 9
Time: 1:00 - 2:00
Session Title: Storify and Social Media
Presenter: Damian Schofield
Room: CC 202
Storify is a way to tell stories using social media such as tweets, photos and videos. Users search multiple social networks from one place, and then drag individual elements into stories. Users can re-order the elements and also add their own writing to help give context to the readers. It is currently being extensively used by a variety of news media, as well as by individuals.
Today, millions of people are sharing content through social media; however, these streams of information are quickly lost in the never-ending stream of updates. With Storify, it is possible for students to put together the best tweets, photos and videos to make stories that will be remembered. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 10
Time: 2:30 - 2:50
Session Title: RSS feeds, Google Reader,  and tablet newsreader apps
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 202
In this session, we will examine how you can use Google reader to help keep track of information posted on blogs, news and media sites, conference updates. Several Android and iOS apps that allow you to access this information in a convenient format will be demonstrated. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 11
Time: 3:00 - 3:25
Session Title: Using mobile devices to broadcast live video or to produce movies
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 202
This session will provide an introduction to the use of Livestream, ustream.tv and the video editing apps available for iOS and Andorid devices. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 12
Time: 3:30 - 4:00
Session Title: Augmenting your reality using iOS and Android apps
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 202
This session will provide a brief demostration of how augmented reality apps on mobile devices can be used to provide information about people, places, and things. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

 

Monday, May 21

Session 13
Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Session Title: Veterans in College Seminar
Presenters: TBA
Room: CC 132
Steve Darman and Mike Di Nitto will present an all-day workshop on Veterans in College. More detailed information on this is available here. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all participants. To register for this session (and only this session), click here. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

 

Tuesday, May 22

Session 14
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Session Title: Getting Started with Ingeniux
Presenters: Pat MacNeil and other members of web team
Room: CC 206
This workshop includes hands-on practice using our Content Management System (CMS), Ingeniux. Whether you are new to editing web pages or just need a refresher, we will show you how to log in,create and edit pages, and use components. Also covered is linking to documents, images and other web pages. Lastly we will discuss the publishing process. This workshop is for people who edit departmental web pages on the SUNY Oswego website. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 15
Time: 9:00 am - 10 am
Session Title:  Best practices in online instruction
Presenter: Doug Hemphill
Room: CC 202
Doug Hemphill will discuss best practices in online instruction.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  


Session 16

Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Session Title: Clicker Workshop I: Using iClickers, the new Oswego campus clicker standard
Presenter: Brenda Bravener
Room: CC 202
In this session, Brenda Bravener, a company representative, will provide an overview of the features of iClickers. She will discuss their capabilities, demonstrate how they are used, and how iClicker responses they may be input into the ANGEL gradebook. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 17
Time: 1:00 - 2:00
Session Title: Clicker Workshop II: How to use clickers to improve student learning
Presenters  Bill Goffe
Room: CC 202
In this presentation, Bill Goffe will discuss best practices in the use of clickers. Bill will discuss how to create effective clicker questions, and how clickers can be used to provide students with effective learning opportunities.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 18

Time: 1:00 - 2:30
Session Title: It's about Time: Techniques for Analyzing Temporal Data
Presenter: Roger Taylor
Room: CC 206
Analyzing temporal data frequently requires the use of advanced statistical techniques. This session will provide attendees with an introduction to a variety of tools for examining this type of data. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop computer so that they can fully participate in the hands-on breakout session.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 19
Time: 2:45 - 3:45
Session Title: Maintaining Your Personal Computer
Presenter: David Kahn
Room: CC 202
Come to this workshop to learn how to manage and secure your Microsoft Windows personal computer. This workshop will review some good housekeeping items you should do to maintain a good working computer. These include installing and using anti-spyware software (spyware can dramatically slow your computer), installing and using anti-virus software, making sure Windows updates are scheduled to run on a regular basis, backing up your data and more. We will also review campus-licensed software that is available for free or minimal charge for installation on your home computer including Sophos anti-virus software (free) and Microsoft Office ($9.95 + tax).  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 20
Time: 2:45 - 4:15
Session Title: What makes a great teacher great?
Presenter: Bill Bosch
Room: CC 206
Ken Bain's book, What the Best College Teachers Do, is based on the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities. Ken was on campus several years ago and spoke to a crowed auditorium in Lanigan Hall.

The will be a short (1 1/2 hour) round table discussion of Bain's ideas from his book ... you are welcome whether or not you have read the book - although you may want to read it after the session.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here: 

Wednesday, May 23

Session 21
Time: 9:00 am - 9:20 am
Session Title:  Digital Images for the Web
Presenter: Pat MacNeill
Room: CC 206
Learn how to resize an image so that it will fit on a web page using the correct dpi and size. Why bother? Simply put, large images take longer to download and you will loose folks who are still using dial -up or other slow connections. In this hands-on workshop we will use Paint.net to edit images.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 22

Time: 9:00 am - 9:20 am
Session Title: Do I need a smartphone? If so, which one?
Presenters: Bill Goffe and John Kane
Room: CC 201
The presenters will discuss the choices facing those considering the purchase of a smarth phone. What are the differences? What factors should be considered?  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 23

Time: 9:30 am - 9:50 am
Session Title: Embed a Slide Show on Your Web Page
Presenter: Pat MacNeill
Room: CC 206
Using Google Picasa, we will show you an easy way to embed a slide show on your web pages. All you need is a private Google account and digital images.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 24
Time: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Session Title: Do I really need a tablet computer? If so, which one?
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 201
This presentation will examine the features of alternative tablet computers and provide an overview of the choices concerning 3G/LTE, wifi, size, battery life, RAM, operating system, and keyboard options. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 25

Time: 10:00 am - 10:20 am
Session Title: Laker Apps Forms
Presenter: Pat MacNeill
Room: CC 206
Learn how to create an online form using LakerApps. The information that people submit into your form is automatically collected in a Google spreadsheet. We will create a form during this short session. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 26
Time: 10:30 - 10:50
Session Title: eTexts and eReaders: What Are the Latest Developments?
Presenter: Joe Moreau
Room: CC 201
There has been a lot of talk and press about the future of textbooks and student preferences for etexts and ereaders. How close are we to reaching a tipping point for the use of etexts in higher education.  This workshop will discuss some of the latest trends in the adoption of etexts as well as cover some of the latest hardware and software developments to support the creation and use of etexts. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 27
Time: 10:30 am - 10:50 am
Session Title: Embed an Interactive LakerApps Spreadsheet on a Web Page
Presenters: Pat MacNeill
Room: CC 206
Using a Google Gadget, we will place data from a LakerApps spreadsheet on a web page. Each time the spreadsheet is edited, the changes will show on the web page automatically. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 28
Time: 11:00 am - 11:20 am
Session Title: Creating Media in a Snap
Presenter: Dan Laird
Room: CC 206
In this quick session, I will show you two wonderful products that will enable you to create quick and easy multimedia creations - one even works on any computer on campus using just a web browser, no installation or admin rights required!  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 29
Time: 11:30 am - noon
Session Title: Saving, Sharing and Searching using GoogleDocs
Presenter: Natalie Sturr
Room: CC 201
If you have a large collection of documents or data you wish to share with other scholars, or materials you need to preserve for future browsing, searching and retrieval, then GoogleDocs in LakerApps may be just the tool for you!  Based on experience in building an archive of documentation for the Middle States review, this session will share some best practices discovered in the process, including: creating and populating collections for browsing vs. searching; organizing files for easy browsing; file naming tips; department vs. personal accounts; archiving web pages; and tips for uploading, "organizing", and "sharing" files. We will also look at the phenomenal search capabilities of GoogleDocs.   You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 30
Time: 11:30 - noon
Session Title: Managing Your Google Scholar Profile
Presenter: John Kane
Room CC 201
Description:
Google Scholar has indexed most peer-reviewed articles, working papers, books, and other scholarly pulications published in he last 40 years. In this workshop, each participant will create a Google Scholar profile containing a searchable listing of his or her publications.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 31
Time: 1:00 - 1:20
Session Title: Easy, Pretty Charts!
Presenter: Emily Thompson
Room: CC 206
This workshop will be an introduction to LucidChart, a free browser-based app that makes flowcharts a breeze! You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 32
Time: 1:00 - 1:20
Session Title: Using your iPad, iPhone, or Android device for class, conference, or workshop presentations
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 201
This workshop will provide an overview of several apps that can be used to make PowerPoint, Prezi, or other presentations. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 33
Time: 1:30 - 1:50
Session Title: Embedding Videos in ANGEL
Presenters: Doug Hemphill, Greg Ketcham, and Kathi Dutton
Room: CC 201
This session will show you how to add video content to your ANGEL course shell. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 34
Time: 2:00 - 2:20
Session Title: Webscheduling Appointments with Students
Presenters: David Bozak
Room: CC 201
I've been using YouCanBookMe, a free (for what I'm doing) Marketplace app that enables students to schedule an appointment to meet with me. The app provides students with available times, based on my calendar, and then they can schedule an appointment which is then automagically added to my calendar and emails go to the student and to me indicating the appointment. Beats the heck out of exchanging a series of emails with a student trying to arrive at an appointment time!  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 35
Time: 2:30 - 2:50
Session Title: Using Voice Thread to enrich online discussions
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 206
This workshop will examine how Voice Thread may be used to create multimedia online discussions. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  


Session 36
Time: 3:00 - 3:20
Session Title: Editing Microsoft Office documents anywhere on iOS or Android devices
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 206
Description:
Participants in this workshop will create free Dropbox accounts and examine a variety of  tools that may be used to edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents on iPads, iPhones, and Android compatible smarthphones and tablets.

If you wish to efficiently use Dropbox on college-owned computers, you will need to have administrative rights. Beginning in the summer of 2010 and continuing through the fall of 2011, CTS has removed admin rights on most faculty and staff computers. They have committed to promptly restoring these rights to all users who request their restoration. To restore your admin rights, visit: https://www.oswego.edu/cts/userprivs/forms/   You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here: 

Session 37

Time: 3:30 - 3:50
Session Title: Using Evernote to Organize Materials for Presentation, Classes, or Projects
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 206
Description:
Evernote is a cloud-based service that lets you organize notes, documents, images, media clips, and urls in a systematic manner. It runs on iPhones, iPads, Android compatible smartphones and tablets, and on desktops and laptops running Windows, OSX, or linux. In this workshop, participants will explore how Evernote may be used for a wide variety of purposes.

If you wish to use the Evernote client on college-owned computers, you will need to have administrative rights. Beginning in the summer of 2010 and continuing through the fall of 2011, CTS has removed admin rights on most faculty and staff computers. They have committed to promptly restoring these rights to all users who request their restoration. To restore these rights, visit: https://www.oswego.edu/cts/userprivs/forms/ You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  



Thursday, May 24

Session  38
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Session Title: Ingeniux Components
Presenters: Pat MacNeill and other members of the web team
Room: CC 206
Ingeniux enables us to use components, pieces of reusable information, that can be placed on multiple web pages. During this session we will create, edit and insert an alternate left navigation component and a right column component. This workshop is for people who edit departmental web pages on the SUNY Oswego website who have already attended Getting Started with Ingeniux. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:    

Session 39
Time: 9:00 - 10:20
Session Title: Advisement I: Using the CAPP report to avoid common pitfalls in advisement
Presenters: Rameen Mohammadi, Michelle Bandla, and Shelly StJohn
Room: CC 202
Description:
Too many students are approaching graduation with problems that could have been avoided. In this two-part workshop, Associate Provost Rameen Mohammadi, First-Year Programs Coordinator Michelle Bandla, and Associate Registrar Shelly St. John discuss some of the common pitfalls that may occur. As part of this discussion, they will show how CAPP reports should be used to help ensure that your advisees graduate in a timely manner. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 40
Time: 10:30 - 11:30
Session Title: Lecture Capture on Campus
Presenter: Dan Laird
Room: CC 202
After a 2+ year long search by a diligent committee, a Lecture Capture solution will soon be implemented at SUNY Oswego. Come and see what product has been chosen and the many features it will offer to both faculty and students alike. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 41
Time: 10:30 - noon
Session Title: ANGEL Essentials
Presenters:  Kathi Dutton, Greg Ketcham, and Doug Hemphill
Room: CC 206
This workshop provides an introduction to the tools available in the ANGEL learning management system  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 42
Time: 1:00 - 2:30
Session Title: ANGEL Gradebook Bootcamp
Presenters: Greg Ketcham, Kathi Dutton, and Doug Hemphill
Room: CC 206
After an overview of the ANGEL Gradebook feature, we will offer one-on-one consulting to assist you in creating a gradebook in ANGEL  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 43
Time: 1:00 - 2:00
Session Title: Team-based learning
Presenter: Bill Goffe
Room: CC 202
This teaching method has been in development for some 20 years by a variety of higher education instructors. References include Team-based Learning: A Transformative Use of Small Groups in College Teaching, Michaelsen, Knight, and Fink (eds.), 2004, Stylus Publishing; New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Michaelsen, Sweet, and Parmelee (eds.), 2008, Jossey-Bass; and http://teambasedlearning.apsc.ubc.ca. It also recently received national publicity in "Team Program Is an Experiment in Active Learning," Sonia Kolesnikov-Jessop, New York Times, April 29, 2009.

This method is highly polished given its numerous higher-ed instructors who have contributed to its development. Perhaps the most appealing feature is that the developers have structured it so that students face numerous incentives to do well in the class. Briefly, it works as follows. The semester is broken up into 5 to 7 "modules," each of which is comprised of 2-3 textbook chapters. Students are assigned into teams of 6-7 members that are carefully chosen to be diverse; teams are kept for the semester. Each module begins with a quiz over the basic material of the chapters; students are responsible for learning this material on their own. Immediately after they take it on their own, they retake the quiz as a team. "IF-AT" cards are used so teams receive immediate feedback (IF-AT cards use the same technology as lottery scratch-off cards). This rapid feedback aids team building as good suggestions are quickly recognized. It also encourages learning as it is obvious to team members who is not prepared for class. The results of these quizzes are used by the instructor to briefly address common areas of difficulty. The rest of the module is spent working in teams on questions of increasing difficulty. The teams report their answers to them at the same time. If there is a difference, teams are asked to explain why their answers differ. Once again, students are held accountable for their learning.

Team-based learning might be thought of as the ultimate in cooperative learning as almost all learning occurs in teams. This is also something of a drawback as the transition cost to the instructor is relatively high. This might explain why it is use isn't more common. As the article in the New York Times puts it, "It's a completely different way from teaching and lecturing."  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 43.5
Time: 2:15 - 3:45
Session Title: Open Ingeniux Review Session
Presenters: Pat MacNeill, Dan Laird, Rick Buck, Tim Nekritz, Andy Goldzweig and Nichole Decker
Room CC 202
Did you miss something in training? Or, do you just have a couple of questions about Ingeniux? Here's your opportunity ask expert. In this open session, one or more of the web team members will be on hand to review and answer your questions about our new Content Management System. Come in anytime.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here: 

Session 44
Time: 2:45 - 3:45
Session Title: Making Better Photographs
Presenter: Jim Russell
Room: CC 206
Jim Russell will discuss some of the basic principles of good picture making. Time will be provided to discuss camera options.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Friday, May 25

Session 45
Time: 9:00 - 10:00
Session Title: Intro to Windows 7
Presenter: Tim Yager
Room: CC 206
CTS has started upgrading the campus to the Windows 7 operating system for PCs. Come to this workshop to learn more about the project, see the new interface and learn about some of the new features included in Windows 7. This workshop combines lecture with hands-on practice.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 45.5
Time: 9;00 - 10:00
Session Title: Using an iPad for lecture delivery
Presenter: Casey Raymond
Room: CC 202
Casey Raymond will demonstrate how course material may be presented using an iPad, the Notes plus app, a stylus, and a projector. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:

Session 46

Time: 10:30 - noon
Session Title: Advisement II: Using the CAPP report to avoid common pitfalls in advisement
Presenters: Rameen Mohammadi, Michelle Bandla, and Shelly StJohn
Room: CC 202
Description:
Too many students are approaching graduation with problems that could have been avoided. In this two-part workshop, Associate Provost Rameen Mohammadi, First-Year Programs Coordinator Michelle Bandla, and Associate Registrar Shelly St. John discuss some of the common pitfalls that may occur. As part of this discussion, they will show how CAPP reports should be used to help ensure that your advisees graduate in a timely manner.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 47

Time: 10:30 - noon
Session Title: Online Webinars Using Elluminate Live
Presenters: Nicole Decker and Kathi Dutton
Room: CC 202
Elluminate is web-conferencing software that allows you to either present or participate in a conference all from the Web. Listen to or give a presentation from your office, home, wherever you can find a computer connected to the Internet! Common uses for Elluminate include teaching, online workshops, online meetings, and general presentations. This workshop combines lecture with hands-on practice.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 48

Time: 1:00 - 2:00
Session Title: Intro to Apple's Lion Operating System
Presenter: David Kahn
Room: Mahar 211
This workshop will review some tips and tricks available to Mac users. Learn about backups, multiple desktops, customizing your desktop and the Dock, installing and running the Sophos antivirus software, and more.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:  

Session 48.5
Time: 1:00 - 2:00
Session Title: Supporting Content Reading and Writing with ReadOutloud and DraftBuilder software
Presenter: Roberta Schnorr
Room: CC 202
Description:
This session will provide a brief "hands on" overview of new literacy support software now available to our campus. Read Outloud is Screen Reader software for digital texts that includes supports and strategies to guide content reading and note taking. Draft Builder is software designed to support planning and organization in the writing process, and includes customizable templates for specific writing projects.
Add this workshop to your calendar by clicking here:  

Session 49
Time: 2:15 - 3:15
Session Title: Using a mastery-learning approach to enhance student learning
Presenter: John Kane
Room:  CC 206
In this session, I will discuss how I have restructured my introductory microeconomics classes using a mastery-learning quizzing system embedded in the ANGEL course shell. This approach provides students with a low-stakes testing system that allows them to learn from their mistakes as the course progresses. A discussion of the impact on student learning outcomes will be provided. One advantage of this approach is that it scales well; it has been used here in classes of up to 400 students.  You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here:    

Session 50

Time: 3:30 - 4:00
Session Title: Flipping the classroom
Presenter: John Kane
Room: CC 206

This session will provide an informal discussion of the possibilities for "flipping the classroom." Under this approach, low-level tasks and assignments are completed by students outside of class and class time is devoted to individual and/or group work on higher cognitive level tasks. This approach might use such tools as just-in-time teaching and team-based learning. You may add this to your Google calendar by clicking here: