Winter Breakout Sessions - 2009

Monday, January 12


Session I

Time: 9:00 - 10:30

Session Title: "Getting Started in Second Life"

Presenter: John Kane

Room: CC 206

This is a hands-on workshop designed for those that are just starting in Second Life. It will focus on customizing your avatar, basic navigation, and how to find people, places, and events.

Session II:

Time: 10:45 - 12:15

Session Title: "Educational Uses of Second Life"

Presenters: John Kane

Room: CC 206

This workshop will examine how Second Life and other virtual worlds may be used for instruction. Among the topics discussed: real-time discussions of distance learning students, simulations in science and business, international collaborative learning, multicultural and language study, and musical performance and music business.

Session III:

Time: 10:45 - 12:15

Session Title: "Turnitin Pilot"

Presenters: David Bozak and Greg Ketcham

Room: CC 209

The Intellectual Integrity committee is sponsoring a spring pilot for Turnitin. The workshop will present the underlying rationale for evaluating this service, and provide an overview on how to use and interpret the results from this service.

Session IV:

Time: 1:00 - 2:30

Session Title: "Basic Building Tools in Second Life:

Presenter: John Kane

Room: CC 206

Learn how complex objects in Second Life may be created by modifying and linking basic 3-dimensional primitive objects (prims), This workshop is designed for those that have little or no experience in building in Second Life.


Session V:

Time: 1:00 - 2:30

Session Title: "Evaluation of Plagiarism"

Presenters: Michael Murphy

Room: CC 209

Michael Murphy will conduct a workshop on the evaluation of plagiarism cases. Among other topics, this workshop will examine how to distinguish between a lack of knowledge about citations, the clumsy paraphrase of unfamiliar ideas, and simple ghost authorship.


Session VI:

Time: 2:45 - 4:15

Session Title: "Building a Home in Second Life"

Presenter: John Kane

Room: CC 206

Participants in this workshop will have an opportunity to practice their Second Life building skills by building a simple 10 x 20 meter house.


 

Tuesday, January 13


Session VII:

Time: 9:30 - 10:30

Session Title: "Omniupdate Campus: Review of the Basics"

Presenters: Pat MacNeill and Rick Buck

Room: CC 206

Have you used OmniUpdate (OU) Campus before to update your departmental web pages but are a bit rusty? This workshop is for you. We will review creating pages and folders, file management, editing pages, publishing and best practices. During this workshop you will be working in a training area of our web site. This workshop combines lecture with hands-on practice.


Session VIII:

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Session Title: "ANGEL Workshop - ANGEL 7.3 - What's New?"

Kathi, Dutton, Doug Hemphill, and Greg Ketcham

Room: CC 202

This workshop will focus on new features and clarify the key differences between ANGEL 7.1 and 7.3. The workshop will pay special attention to the pedagogical implications of the new Discussion Forums, Course Mail, and Assessment features.  We look forward to seeing you at  SLN What's New in ANGEL 7.3. Register at: http://www.oswego.edu/academics/angel/workshop_registration.html


Session XIX:

Time: 10:45 - 12:15

Title: "OmniUpdate Campus: Online forms"

Presenters: Pat MacNeill and Rick Buck

Room: CC 206

Web-based online forms are used to collect information from users that then get emailed to you. For example, online forms can be used for conference or workshop registrations, feedback, evaluations, and more. The OmniUpdate (OU) Campus editor includes form function buttons to assist in you creating online forms. This workshop will teach you how to create forms within your departmental web sites. During the hands on practice you will be working in a training area of our web site. This workshop combines lecture with hands-on practice. Previous experience with OmniUpdate Campus is required.

Session X:

Time: 1:00 - 2:30

Session Title: "Social Bookmarking"

Presenter: Greg Ketcham

Room: CC 206

Learn how Web 2.0 tools such as Delicious can enhance your teaching and research endeavors. Discover how you can access and organize your web bookmarks from anywhere, tag lists of websites collected by students or yourself such that they can be shared, and take advantage of the tagging done by others. Examples of collaborative student research projects using social bookmarking will be demonstrated.

Session XI:

Time: 2:45 - 4:15

Session Title: "Sexual Harassment Prevention"

Presenter: Mary Hoben

Room: CC 209

The goal of eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace must begin with prevention. As New York State employees we have a responsibility to prevent sexual harassment from occurring. To accomplish this goal the Sexual Harassment Prevention training is required for all employees. This workshop will: - increase your awareness, and - provide you with the skills and motivation needed to address issues of sexual harassment

 

Wednesday, January 14


Session XII:

Time: 9:30 - 10:30 (This session has been canceled due to low registration numbers.)

Session Title: "Workplace and Domestic Violence Prevention"

Presenters: Marta Santiago and Mary Hoben

Room: CC 209

Workplace and domestic violence incidents have had devastating effects on the US workforce. In response to these potential dangers and impact on our workforce, two policies have been adopted by SUNY Oswego. This workshop will review these policies and explain the role we all must follow in order to reduce the risk factors for our campus. This program will be especially helpful for those who supervise.

Session XIII:

Time: 9:30 - 10:30

Session Title: "Digital Photography Basics with Picasa"

Presenter: Aaron Reece

Room: CC 206

Learn how to import photos from your digital camera to your computer, resize them, and make adjustments to your photos using Google's free Picasa program for Microsoft Windows. In addition, you will be able to e-mail photographs small enough in size to be downloaded by all of your family and friends without extensive photo editing knowledge. No previous experience with digital photography is necessary.

Session XIV:

Time:10:45 - 11:45

Session Title: "Office 2007: An Overview"

Presenter: Tim Yager

Room: CC 206

Upgrading or planning to upgrade to Microsoft's new Office 2007 software suite for PCs? This workshop will show you the new and improved features of the Office 2007 Professional product, including its new look. Specifically, changes in Word, Excel and Powerpoint will be reviewed. This workshop will be lecture based for the first thirty minutes, after which you are free to leave. The second half of the workshop will be very simple tutorials for you to follow to get a basic feel for Office 2007.


Session XV:

Time: 1:00 - 2:30
Title: "NSSE, FSSE, and the last SUNY SOS"

Presenter: Mehran Nojan

Room: 123 Penfield

Mehran Nojan will lead a discussion of SUNY-Oswego results from the most recent National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Faculty Survey of Student Engagement (FSSE), and the SUNY Student Opinion Survey (SOS)


Session XVI:

Time: 2:45 - 4:15
Title: "Using ANGEL to Implement Mastery Learning"

Presenter: John Kane

Room: 123 Penfield

Ken Bain, and many others, have found that student learning is enhanced by the use of low-stakes testing and by providing students with the opportunity to learn from their mistakes without penalty for making mistakes. This presentation will examine how a mastery-learning quizzing system in the ANGEL CMS is being used in Eco 101 sections that range in size from 25 to 400 students


 

Thursday, January 15



ORSP Fund Raising Bootcamp - You may attend all four sessions or any individual session.

The 4 ORSP sessions today will constitute a one-day workshop which will prepare you to seek and apply for external funding for your intellectual activities. This discussion applies to research in the sciences and humanities as well as creative activities in the arts. Bring your ideas and you will go home with a plan to find external support for your efforts.


Session XVII:

Time: 9:00 - 10:30

Session Title: "Starting an Externally Funded Activity and Keeping It Going"

Presenters: Jack Gelfand, Maria Nakamura, and Linda Cook (ORSP)

Room: Penfield 123


Session XVIII:

Time: 9:00 - 9:30

Session Title: "Preparing Posters for Large-Format Printing"

Presenters: Jim Ford

Room: 37C Lanigan

Presenting at a conference, poster session, or workshop? Show-off your research findings, presentation information, or advertise your department and the university in style with a large format poster display. This workshop will review the basics of creating a large poster, tips and tricks for producing good print quality, and how to go about getting the poster printed using the CTS large format printer


Session XIX:

Time: 9:35 - 10:35

Session Title: "You're Not Safe: Protecting Yourself From Ongoing Computer Security Threats"

Presenter: Joe Moreau

Room: CC 209

Unfortunately for all of us, hackers are quite clever and have a lot of time on their hands.  In spite of our significant efforts to secure the computing environment on campus, employees and students still receive email and attachments that contain deceiving and destructive content.  This workshop will help you to understand how to recognize these malicious attacks, how to avoid them, and what to do if you become a victim of one.  The tips and techniques you will learn in this workshop will be applicable to both your campus and home computing resources


Session XX:

Time: 10:45 - 12:45

Session Title: "Developing Perspective and Presenting Your Program"

Presenters: Jack Gelfand, Maria Nakamura, and Linda Cook (ORSP)

Room: 123 Penfield


Session XXI:

Time: 10:45 - 12:45

Session Title: "Developing a Strategic Vision for Technology at SUNY Oswego"

Presenter: Joe Moreau

Room: CC 209

What do you and your students want to do with technology next semester? Next year? In five years? How can technology better support your research and other scholarly activities? How can technology save you time and improve the quality of your work? Join Joseph Moreau, our Chief Technology Officer, for a discussion of these questions and many more. The input gained from this dialog will help CTS craft a strategic vision for technology on our campus.

Session XXII:

Time: 1:00 - 2:30

Session Title: "Goals and Work Plans"

Presenters: Jack Gelfand, Maria Nakamura, and Linda Cook (ORSP)

Room: 123 Penfield


Session XXIII:

Time: 2:45 - 4:15

Session Title: "Budgets and Money Management"

Presenters: Jack Gelfand, Maria Nakamura, and Linda Cook (ORSP)

Room: 123 Penfield


Session XXIV:

Time: 2:45 - 3:45

Session Title: "Raising the level of learning in library orientation assignments: Taking the 'trivial pursuit' out of the 'scavenger hunt'"

Presenter: Jim Nichols

Room: CC 206



Friday, January 16


Session XXV:

Time: 9:00 - 10:00

Session Title: "Using Multimedia Clips to Promote Learning"

Presenter: John Kane

Room: Penfield 123

This session will examine how the use of short video and music clips can promote higher level learning and increase student engagement. Engaging multimedia clips can provide students with cognitive hooks that can help them integrate new theoretical constructs into their existing models of reality.


Session XXVI:

Time: 9:00 - 10:30

Session Title: "Sexual Harassment Prevention"

Presenter: Mary Hoben

Room: Campus Center 206

The goal of eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace must begin with prevention. As New York State employees we have a responsibility to prevent sexual harassment from occurring. To accomplish this goal the Sexual Harassment Prevention training is required for all employees. This workshop will: - increase your awareness, and - provide you with the skills and motivation needed to address issues of sexual harassment.


Session XXVII:

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Session Title: "Benefits and Beyond"

Presenters: Mary Hoben & Karen Sawyer

Room: Campus Center 206

You've worked on campus for years and never had time to learn what other benefits are available to you beyond health and retirement. This session will review and explain these "other" benefits and some of the policies that may have a major impact on your employment.


Session XXVIII:

Time: 10:00 - 11:00

Session Title: "AAC&U's "Engaging Science, Advancing Learning" Conference: Themes and Strategies"

Presenters: Craig DeLancey, Bill Goffe, Carolina Ilie, and Kristen Link

Room: CC 209

Four SUNY-Oswego faculty members who attended this conference will discuss methods of increasing student engagement in science classes.


Session XXIX:

Time: 1:00 - 2:30

Session Title: "TA or Not TA"

Presenters: Christine Hirsch

Room: 123 Penfield