CTAB Education Sub committee meeting notes

November 7, 2012

John Kane, Marcia Burrell, Dave McQuinn, Greg Fuller, Pat MacNeill, Larry Fuller, Jean Dufore, Mark Springston, and Kelly Roe
Agenda:
  1. Approval of the minutes of the October meeting--Marcia motion, Dave second, approved
  2. An update on clickers - recent problems in ATCs (and resolution?) John - problems which may be hardware. In his class they crash about half the time. Lanigan 101 and 103 computers, really slow - 17 min to boot yesterday.
  3. WiFi in classrooms -
    Can all students be connected? Greg: not designed for each person, some with 3 devices, to connect simultaneously. Greg noted that extra access points were added to 101.
    Suggestion is to contact CTS help desk if there is a problem. They need date, time and person's names that are having problems. In new buildings, CTS is planning for more access points. Hope people don't come in with 4-5 devices.
    Marcia - 2 classrooms in Wilbur have access issues.
    iPad/iPhone issue-if updating to newer IOS, must erase profile and then install it again.
  4. Faculty-owned computers and connections to the campus network.
    John: Didn't see a notice that  faculty can't plug in their personal computers.  Greg - he can't talk to that. Check with Mike. He advised students can't plug in either. Dave: maybe the delay in the example John presented was a late hire. John and Marcia gave examples of this causing problems with teaching in the classroom and guest speakers. Larry - faulty can request a laptop to use ahead of time.
    Several mentioned that people need to be proactive.
  5. Doceri/Splashtop:
    John - any update on getting these to work? Dave: Reflections is another program.
  6. Video based tutorials - Lynda.com vs Skillport:
    John- Nichole: Skillport stats: 54 users averaged: connected 2 times for 3 courses. Mark: Skillport looks antiquated.
    Lynda: Kelly: more courses offered, access is easier. Lynda more tech-oriented? Mark: thinks it would be used much more than Skillport. Mark: Individual cost $40/month
    Kelly will look into licensing options and prices.
  7. Experts group / experts list. Need a way to implement.
    John: Add a best practice page with video and names of people who have presented. Marcia: get faculty to talk to faculty about what they are doing. Larry: name a guru for specific area - building dependent. Marcia: people come to her for tech info even tho she feels she is not technical. Mark: Idea- wordpress site. Marcia: find a person in a building to help. John: more ideas are welcome.
  8. Winter breakout workshops (and other workshops)
    John: Send suggestions, please! Will be held 1/16 - 1/25/13. Plan to present? Use this link to propose a workshop.