Schedule of Winter Breakout Sessions - 2010

Tuesday, January 19 - Friday, January 22

January 19-22, 2010

Penfield Library One-on-One Learning/Research Sessions (by appointment only)

 

Tuesday, January 19

Session 1

Time: 9:00 - 10:30

Session Title: Using Adobe Professional to create online forms

Presenters: Linda Cook and Shannon Pritting

Room: Library Instruction Room 1

In this hands-on workshop, Linda Cook and Shannon Pritting will help you learn how to create online forms using Adobe Acrobat Professional.

 

Session 2

Time: 10:45 - 12:15

Session Title: Introduction to Screencasting

Presenter: Shannon Pritting

Room: Library Instruction Room 1

Description:

Want to share what is on your computer with your students? Have complex processes or software where demonstrating these to students would be helpful? Want to add audio, video, and the use of other applications to your Powerpoint presentation? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then screencasting will be useful to you. Screencasting is, in short, capturing your computer’s screen and any other inputs such as audio from a microphone or video from a webcam. Screencasts can then be produced in a file format that can be hosted online or in Angel. We’ll review free screencasting software such as Jing and for purchase software packages such as Camtasia that are available on campus. Also, best practices and uses of screencasts will be discussed.

 

 

Session 3

Time: 1:30 - 2:30

Session Title: Campus Email and Calendaring - the Next Generation

Presenters: Joe Moreau and Natalie Sturr

Room: CC 202

Description:

The campus is pursuing alternatives to our current campus email system while also introducing a campus-wide calendaring function for personal & department calendars.  The initiative is being led by CTS, with members of the Campus Technology Advisory Board assisting with testing and evaluation.

The two products being considered are MS Live@EDU and Google Apps for Education.  Both offer a full suite of collaboration applications including email, calendars, collaborative document creation and editing, file storage and more.

Join us for a show-and-tell of MS Live@EDU and Google Apps for Education.  See an overview of email options, become acquainted with calendar functionality, and enjoy seeing some of the other cool features that could enhance teaching and business activities.

 

 

Session 4

Time: 2:45 - 4:15

Session Title: An intermediate level Astronomy class centered around Hubble's Law

Presenter: Sashi Kanbur

Room: CC 202

Description:

a) We describe a novel intermediate level Astrophysics centered around one relation: Hubble's  Law. The course studies this relation in detail and in so doing takes diversions to other branches of astrophysics including stellar evolution, radial and non-radial oscillations and galaxy evolution. In addition, the course relies on much reduced lecturing and students working on group activities in class.


b) We describe the use of extensive group activities in class in A100 - the beginning Astronomy class for non-science majors. Lecturing is kept to about 20-25 minutes. The remaining time in class is spent in doing exercises with the students workin in groups. These exercises ead to more active learning, a deeper understanding of concepts and their application and a more sound footing in the more mathematical aspects of the course. Preliminary results indicate that the majority of students increases their scores as a result of this method; and, in fact, a significant portion of the class improved their scores by over 10%. In particular, students did very well in the more mathematical questions in the exam.

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 20


Session 5

Time: 9:00 - 9:20

Session Title: How to use "Track Changes" in Word

Presenter: Jean DuFore

Room: CC 202

Description:

Learn how to use the "Track Changes" function in Word,

 

Session 6

Time: 9:30 - 10:00

Session Title: Google Wave

Presenter: John Kane

Room: CC 206

Google Wave offers interesting 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 7

Time: 10:00 - noon

Session Title: ANGEL Workshop 4 - Authentic Online Assessment & Classroom Management

Presenter: Greg Ketcham and Kathi Dutton

Room: 202 Campus Center

Description:

This hands-on workshop will address pedagogical issues of evaluation vs. assessment, how to assess the daily work, subjective vs. objective assessment, normative vs. summative evaluation, in online courses; on development of the skills necessary to manage a hybrid or fully-online course. Participants will also work directly with tools that support assessment. Additional topics will include: attendance, gradebook, managing discussions, grading assignments, providing feedback.

 

 

Session 8

Time: 10:00 - 10:20

Session Title: The Computer Lab is Dead! Long Live the Virtual Computer Lab! 

Presenter: Joe Moreau

Room: CC 206

Description:

Remember "dumb terminals" with green screen displays that connected to mainframe computers? We may be heading back to the future with virtual applications and virtual desktop computers. Processor, memory, and storage costs for computer servers have dropped dramatically in the last few years. The vast majority of our students are coming to school with their own laptop computers. The College has made a substantial investment in developing the wireless network on campus. These three factors have converged to provide us with the opportunity to build virtual computer labs that can be accessed almost anywhere on campus or anywhere a student may have an Internet connection. How will this affect the way we teach or even design instructional facilities? This brief session will explain the concepts behind application and desktop virtualization and how it might be used on our campus as an alternative to using a dedicated computer lab.

 

Session 9

Time: 10:30 - 10:50

Session Title: Cloud Computing? What the Heck is That?

Presenter: Joe Moreau

Room: CC 206

The Internet has provided the world with a "cyber cloud" of application, processing, and storage resources. The utilization of cloud-based resources can reduce costs, improve availability and reliability, and increase energy efficiency of providing a wide variety of technology functions and services to students, faculty, and staff. This brief session will explain the concepts behind cloud computing and highlight the steps SUNY Oswego has already taken with this innovative approach to technology.

 

Session 10

Time: 11:00 - 11:20

Session Title: Accessible PDF files Using Word 2007

Presenter: Pat MacNeill

Room: CC 206

Learn how structured Word files made into PDF documents can be more accessible to our handicapped users.

 

Session 11

Time: 11:30 - 11:50

Session Title: Images for the Web

Presenter: Pat MacNeill

Room: CC 206

Description:

Learn how to resize an image that will be uploaded to our web site.

 

Session 12

Time: 1:00 - 1:20

Session Title: Resizing PowerPoint files

Presenter:Pat MacNeill

Room: CC 206

Description:

PowerPoint files can easily become very large, slowing download speeds when posted on the web or filling e-mail accounts. Pat MacNeill will discuss methods of reducing the size of PowerPoint files in this presentation.

 

Session 13

Time: 1:30 - 1:50

Session Title: Embedding Flash or Quicktime files in an ANGEL course shell

Presenter: John Kane

Room: CC 206

Description:

Have you considered adding narrated slideshows or other video clips to your course? In this brief workshop, you will learn how to upload Flash, Quicktime, or other multimedia files to your ANGEL course shell. A brief discussion will also be provided of how to use Camtasia to create Flash or Quicktime files that start streaming rapidly for all class participants.

 

Session 14

Time: 2:00 - 2:20

Session Title: Lakerpedia - A Campus wide collection of knowledge

Presenter: Eric Smith and Steve Leeper

Room: CC 202

Description:

Ever have a question about something on campus that should be simple but finding the right person to answer it is nearly impossible? Want to know how to get the heat adjusted in your office or how long a student keeps their email address after they graduate? Well, in the Spring 2010 semester, Campus Technology Services will be launching a new service that aims to give you those answers with Lakerpedia. While its coverage will be initially limited to technology related articles, the ultimate aim of Lakerpedia is to be a central location of knowledge about campus services. This workshop will give you an overview of what Lakerpedia is, what it can be, how you can use it, and how you can help make it better.  Eric Smith and Steve Leeper, from CTS's Technology Support Center, will show you how Lakerpedia can change the way you seek answers and support at SUNY Oswego.

 

Session 15

Time: 2:30 - 2:50

Session Title: Placing hyperlinks in e-mail

Presenter:Marcia Burrell

Room: CC 206

Description:

Marcia Burrell will demonstrate how to place hyperlinks in e-mails.

 

Session 16

Time: 3:00 - 3:20

Session Title: How to print over a wireless connection to a campus computer lab

Presenter:Marcia Burrell

Room: CC 202

Have you ever wanted to get a printout from your laptop, but did not have it configured to use a networked printer? If so, this workshop may be for you. Marcia Burrell will show how you can download, install, and use Pharos Uniprint to access the printers in campus computer labs.

 

Session 17

Time: 3:30 - 3:50

Session Title:Microsoft's Equation Editor

Presenter:Winfield Ihlow

Room: CC 206

In this presentation, Winfield Ihlow will demonstrate the use of Microsoft Equation Editor to embed equations and mathematical symbols in your Word, PowerPoint or Excel documents.

 

 

Thursday, January 21

Session 18

Time: 9:00 - 10:30

Session Title: Creating an Avatar in Second Life

Presenter: John Kane

Room: CC 202

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, and visit Richard Zakin's art exhibit and video presentation in the virtual SUNY-Oswego art gallery.

 

Session 19

Time: 9:30 - 10:30

Session Title: Academic misconduct! What to do??

Presenter:David Bozak and and members of the Committee on Intellectual Integrity

Room: CC 206

There is no doubt that faculty confront a wide gamut of emotions when they encounter instances of academic dishonesty - anger, annoyance, anxiety, depression, more anger, and others. What to do? Oswego's integrity policy provides guidance on identifying the type of misconduct and possible sanctions. Do you want to learn more? Discuss alternatives?  Then this is the workshop for you!

 

Session 20

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Session Title: The new process for submitting final schedules AND textbook lists

Presenter: Dave Buske, Jean DuFore, Rameen Mohammadi

Room: CC 202

Due to a new state law, textbook information must be made available to students when class schedules are posted. Dave Buske, Jean DuFore, and Rameen Mohammadi will provide information about how this process will be implemented at Oswego.

 

Session 21

Time: 1:00 - 2:30

Session Title: Beyond the Beyond: Acting on the Learning-Centered College

Presenter: Jim Nichols

Room: CC 202

“Beyond lip-service: An operational definition of "learning-centered" college” was published in Innovative Higher Education in May 2008 by members of COLT.  It was the result of work going back to 2004, including the conduct and analysis of focus group interviews with students and faculty at SUNY Oswego.  One outcome of the project has been the wide distribution of the “Meaningful Learning at SUNY Oswego” brochure. Come take a closer look at the findings of “Beyond Lip-Service.” Come explore potential actions we can take to move beyond “Beyond Lip-Service” and become more deeply centered in meaningful learning.

Full text of the article is at:

http://ezproxy.oswego.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=33042288&site=ehost-live&scope=site

 

Session 22

Time: 2:45 - 4:15

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

Presenter:John Kane

Room: CC 202

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.

 

Session 23

Time: 2:45 - 4:15

Session Title: Common Pitfalls in Advisement

Presenter: Chris LaLonde, Rameen Mohammadi, Michelle Bandla

Room: CC 206

Chris LaLonde, 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.

 

Friday, January 22



Session 24

Time: 9:30 - 10:30

Session Title: Preparing for Oswego's New Web CMS

Presenter:Pat MacNeill, Rick Buck, and Tim Nekritz

Room: CC 206

Description:

This spring will see the campus begin to migrate its Web content to a new, dynamic CMS (content management system), Ingeniux. But to get to our new system, we need the help of users in cleaning up and looking at existing content to smooth the migration process. We will discuss archiving and deleting files, checking links, and best practices.

 

Session 25

Time: 10:45 - 12:15

Session Title: Podcasting 101

Presenter: Greg Ketcham and Nicole Decker

Room: Library Instruction Room 1

 

Session 26

Time: 1:00 - 2:00

Session Title: A variety of ways to improve learning in your classroom

Presenter:Bill Bosch

Room: CC 202

Description:

This will be a roundtable discussion of a variety of suggestions that you can implement quickly and easily in your courses this spring. The session will include time for participants to share things they have done to improve learning and teaching in their courses.

 

Session 27

Time: 2:00 - 2:30

Session Title: Computer Productivity and You 

Presenter:Tim Yager

Room: CC 206

Description:

Always feel behind your coworkers when trying to get work done on your computer? Come learn some tips and tricks to enhance your productivity. This workshop will teach how to set up your computer to work for you instead of against you, as well as several keyboard shortcuts that will help you throughout your day. This workshops is designed for anyone who would like to gain an edge in the workplace.

 

Session 28

Time: 2:45 - 4:15

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

Presenter: John Kane

Room: CC 202

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