Education Sub Committee Meeting

October 11, 2011

Attended: Kathy Dutton, Dave McQuinn, Pat MacNeill and John Kane
The following items were discussed:

  • Survey of faculty, staff, and students on technology needs. It was felt this would be more appropriate for Applications/Equipment committee. It would be helpful to have this done before Winter Breakout. Pat will discuss this with Natalie.
  • Look at clicker systems -- or look at cloud-based or cell phone system? (Dave McQuinn)
  • Mobile device networking issues on campus. I.e. iPads and iPhones not connecting (more appropriate for Applications/Equipment committee?) - Pat will discuss with Natalie

    Perhaps more appropriate for the Ed Committee would be a discussion of the use of mobile devices. Offer workshops. I.e., How are you using mobile devices? - in the classroom, in teaching, general use.
  • Virtualization Project - Aaron Reece is leading this project for CTS. John will invite him to do a presentation to our committee.
  • Smart Classrooms -- Suggestion - Getting available information to faculty on what is in smart classrooms. This info has been on the website for a while. Suggestion -- email to dept heads when schedules are due to remind them of this information
    • subtopics:
      • what is the optimum size of a podium in classrooms?
      • is document camera still needed?
  • Portal Report - Web team is looking at different products for single sign-on functionality.
  • eBooks - schedule workshops. John noted that a Kindle book for economics cost more than the hard copy.
  • Elluminate project - going well; CTS did a presentation for the School of Ed
  • Meetings - Wed., Nov 2, 9 am and Wed, Nov 30, 9 am. in Penfiled 123. These are immediately following the Appl & Eq committee meetings. Pat will post on the web page.
  • Winter Breakout will be Jan 17-20
    Workshop Possiblities:
    • Ebook readers;
    • using ebooks in classes
    • Elluminate presentation
    • Web/Ingeniux classes offered in the past:
      • Getting Started with Ingeniux (90 min)
      • Ingeniux Components (60 min)
      • Images for the Web (30 min)
      • Laker Apps Forms (45 min)
      • Accessible PDFs from Word (30 min)
      • Embed an ... RSS Feeds using Google Gadgets; Laker Apps document; Picassa Slide Show; YouTube video
      • Advanced: Create image rotator; Insert 3 columns using
        tags
    • iPads uses
    • Karen Wolford and Haiti project