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Faculty Institute 2007: The Power of Us
                                    Workshops

   1. Computer Basics I: My CPU – F...
4. Blackboard I: Basics

       An introductory, hands-on workshop designed for first-time Blackboard users and for
      ...
6. Blackboard III: Blackboard and the C.I.A.-Reflecting on your Practice

       This workshop will provide "jargon-free" ...
9.Curriculum Integration I: Pilot Project Overviews

       Teams from Dutchess, Northshore, Massasoit, Quinsigamond, Suff...
12-13. Web 2.0 - Promoting Online Collaboration I and II

       The use of social networking sites and tools that promote...
15. FERPA Compliance Using Encryption

       Following the enactment of FERPA, educators are required to safeguard the pr...
18. Using RSS feeds in Blackboard

       Increasing numbers of faculty are utilizing RSS feeds to bring the most current ...
21. Introduction to Office 2007

       Microsoft Office 2007 will be preloaded on the laptops to be used starting in Fall...
24. Using Excel for Engineering Applications

   We teach Excel in Computer Applications, but seldom use it in later
   co...
27. Using the Blackboard Assessment Tool – A Practical Example

       This hands-on workshop will explore use of the Blac...
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  1. 1. Faculty Institute 2007: The Power of Us Workshops 1. Computer Basics I: My CPU – From Nuts & Bolts to Bells &Whistles A hands-on workshop designed for non-computer gurus. Includes exposure to basic computer hardware and the Windows XP operating system, disk and file maintenance, applications, and Web access. Presenter: Deborah Kiesel, Suffolk Community College Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: Laptop computer, Internet access Session: Tuesday, 8:00 – 9:45 am 2. Computer Basics II: System Maintenance Techniques for improving system performance by removing temporary files and defragmenting the hard drive; antivirus protection (inspecting system, quarantine flushing, live updates); Microsoft Windows updates (certify system, installing new Windows update utility, automating installation of high priority updates); manufacturers’ update utility (acquiring and installing manufacturers’ automated updates programs). Updating notebook BIOS and system drivers will be demonstrated and practiced. Presenter: Jerry Sitbon, Queensborough Community College Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: Laptop computer, networked lab, Internet access Session: Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:45 pm 3. Computer Basics III: Backing-Up Your Personal Information Simple backing-up to a folder, flash drive, CDROM (CD or DVD) or network resource; Windows back-up of users Documents and Settings to a local folder, CDROM(CD or DVD) or network resource; and Microsoft Files and Settings Transfer Wizard: system to system, local folder, CDROM (CD or DVD), network resource. Full system back-up will be demonstrated and practiced (optional). Presenter: Jerry Sitbon, Queensborough Community College Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: Laptop computer, networked lab, Internet access Session: Tuesday, 3:15 – 5:00 pm pg 1 of 10
  2. 2. 4. Blackboard I: Basics An introductory, hands-on workshop designed for first-time Blackboard users and for those who would be helped by an overview of Blackboard functionality. Included will be a tour of the Blackboard Student/Faculty Orientation site and the Faculty Support site. Presenters: Ralph Folger, Next Step Consultant Linda Ryder, Hudson Valley Community College Center for Effective Teaching Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: Laptop computer with functioning Internet access, active Blackboard account Sessions: Monday, 9:00 – 11:00 am Tuesday, 8:00 – 9:45 am 5. Blackboard II: Creating Prepared Students with Blackboard Want to get your students to read the text BEFORE they come to class? Wish they were more prepared so you could make better use of class time? Want to jump start great class discussions? This workshop will show you how to use Blackboard and other tools to help students be better prepared for class. Strategies for time on task, reading reinforcement, self assessment and other ways of meaningfully engaging students outside of class will be demonstrated and discussed. Prerequisite: This workshop is for experienced Blackboard users Presenter: Linda Ryder, Hudson Valley Community College Center for Effective Teaching Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: Laptop computer with functioning Internet access, active Blackboard account Session: Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:45 pm pg 2 of 10
  3. 3. 6. Blackboard III: Blackboard and the C.I.A.-Reflecting on your Practice This workshop will provide "jargon-free" information and strategies for using assessment as a tool to foster student engagement and deeper learning. Concepts presented will merge the common and complimentary key elements of the work of Wiggins and McTighe (Understanding by Design and Backward Design) and Angelo (Classroom Assessment Techniques) and the C.I.A. cycle. Strategies will be applicable for online or web-enhanced classes. We will engage in a small amount of hands-on activity at the computer. Participants will leave with practical ideas, a stack of good reading (in case the jargon is desired) and an action plan. Presenter: Linda Ryder, Hudson Valley Community College Center for Effective Teaching Target Audience: Experienced Blackboard users; all disciplines Attendee Requirements: Laptop computer with functioning Internet access, active Blackboard account Session: Tuesday, 3:15 – 5:00 pm 7. TI84 Calculator: Basics The basic functions and features of the TI84 calculator will be reviewed and practiced. Presenter: Elizabeth Chu, Suffolk Community College Ellena Reda, Dutchess Community College Target Audience: Math and Electrical Faculty Attendee Requirements: TI84 calculator Session: Tuesday, 10:00 – 11:45 am 8. TI84 Calculator: Advanced Functions Advanced functionality of the TI84 calculator, including down and up loading between and among the Web, laptop, and calculator, will be demonstrated and practiced. Presenters: Peter Maritato and Elizabeth Chu, Suffolk Community College Target Audience: Math and Electrical Faculty Attendee Requirements: TI84 calculator with accompanying computer cable connector, laptop computer, networked lab, Internet access Session: Tuesday, 3:15 – 5:00 pm pg 3 of 10
  4. 4. 9.Curriculum Integration I: Pilot Project Overviews Teams from Dutchess, Northshore, Massasoit, Quinsigamond, Suffolk, and Westchester Community Colleges will present their project plans and progress towards curriculum integration. Presenters: Teams from Dutchess, Northshore, Massasoit, Qunisigamond, Suffolk, and Westchester Community Colleges Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, 8:00 – 9:45 am 10. Curriculum Integration II: Multi-Semester Telecommunications Projects Curriculum Integration projects that extend through the four Telecommunications courses will be described. New Hampshire Technical Community College students will present a college-wide, web-based radio station. Bronx CC students will discuss their role in FiOS installations and DSL on the job. Presenters: New Hampshire Technical Community College and Bronx Community College Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, 3:15 – 5:00 pm 11. Curriculum Integration III: Planning for the Next Steps Pilot project colleges will discuss ways to extend their curriculum integration projects. This session is open to all attendees at the Institute who are considering initiating a curriculum integration project, to those who might want to become a pilot college, and to those who what to know more about the process of curriculum integration. Participant Teams from: Steve Leone (Westchester Community College), Dutchess Community College, Massasoit Community College, Northshore Community College, Quinsigamond Community College, and Suffolk Community College. Target Audience: All Disciplines, see description Attendee Requirmeents: None Session: Wednesday, 8:15 – 10:15 am pg 4 of 10
  5. 5. 12-13. Web 2.0 - Promoting Online Collaboration I and II The use of social networking sites and tools that promote online collaboration is referred to as Web 2.0. This two part workshop will explore existing and emerging approaches to online collaboration including Blogs, Wikis, Google spreadsheets and word processing, and MMORGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games) such as the 3D virtual world known as SecondLife. Presenter: Mike Qaesaunee, Brookdale Community College, NJ Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: Computer and networked lab Sessions: Part I – Tuesday, 8:00 – 9:45 am Part II – Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:45 pm 14. Promoting Online Collaboration Using the Blackboard Virtual Classroom and Skype Faculty to student and student to student collaboration is facilitated at Suffolk CC by use of the Blackboard Virtual Classroom and Skype. These technologies will be discussed and hands-on activities will demonstrate how online collaboration can improve student performance. Presenter: Pete Maritato, Elizabeth Chu, Suffolk CC Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: Computer, networked lab, Blackboard site, Skype preloaded. Session: Wednesday, 8:15 – 10:15am pg 5 of 10
  6. 6. 15. FERPA Compliance Using Encryption Following the enactment of FERPA, educators are required to safeguard the privacy of student data. The proliferation of computerized record-keeping systems and user-owned plug-and-play USB port drives posed great risk to confidentiality of educational records. While awaiting password and encryption protected drives, sensitive data can easily be protected using freeware encryption utility such as FineCrypt. Topics include securing data with FineCrypt, use of different key sets and exchanges and the different encryption methods used by FineCrypt This is a hands-on workshop. Presenter: Ralph Folger, Fred Zipprich Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee requirements: Computer and networked lab Sessions: Tuesday, 8:00 – 9:45 am Tuesday, 10:00 – 11:45 am 16. Podcasting Basics Emerging Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), like podcasting, are providing new opportunities for faculty and students. This introductory session will cover podcasting basics including recording equipment, mp3 file creation, ID3 tags, RSS feeds and feed validation - all necessary to get your first podcast posted and available. Presenters: Gordon Snyder, Springfield Technical Community College Mike Qaesaunee, Brookdale Community College, NJ Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: Computer and networked lab Session: Wednesday, 8:15 – 10:15 am 17. IPTV Solutions Is Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) ready for prime time? This presentation will present a case study of how IPTV was implemented in China by PCCW (500K subscribers) and give an overview of the strategy developed by the major US Internet Service Providers for its implementation, especially now that a standard (TR-101) exists for the migration of legacy DSL to Ethernet-based Networks. Presenter: Scott Edwards, Juniper Networks Target Audience: Telecommunications, Electrical Attendee Requirements: none Session: Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:45 pm (Tentative) pg 6 of 10
  7. 7. 18. Using RSS feeds in Blackboard Increasing numbers of faculty are utilizing RSS feeds to bring the most current and timely information into their courses. RSS feeds allow websites to collect and display the latest headlines from sources of your choice. In this session you will learn how RSS feeds work and how to incorporate them into your Blackboard site. Presenter: Ralph Folger, Hudson Valley CC Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: Computer and networked lab Session: Tuesday, 1:00 - 2:45 pm 19. Using Wink Software to Create Tutorials Wink is a free Tutorial and Presentation software package used to create tutorials that demonstrate use of software (such as a tutor for MS-Word/Excel etc). Wink is used to capture screenshots, add explanation boxes, buttons, titles etc and generate a highly effective tutorial for your users. This will be a demo and hands-on workshop. Presenter: Ellena Reda, Dutchess Community College Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: Computers and networked lab. Session: Tuesday, 3:15 – 5:00 pm 20. Introduction to the Vista OS An overview of the Vista Operating System will be presented that will include a discussion and demonstration of new features of primary importance to the new user. Presenter: Jerry Sitbon, Queensborough CC Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: None Session: Monday, 9:00 – 11:00 am Tuesday, 8:00 – 10:00 am pg 7 of 10
  8. 8. 21. Introduction to Office 2007 Microsoft Office 2007 will be preloaded on the laptops to be used starting in Fall ’07. This workshop will introduce faculty and other users to important new features of this latest version of the widely used software suite. Presenter: Lynn Wermers, North Shore CC Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: None (presentation) Session: Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:45 pm 22. An Introduction to Voice Over IP (VOIP) This workshop will introduce the VoIP technology with an overview of the components of an enterprise telephony system. Included will be a comparison of traditional PBX with VoIP solutions, overall design and implementation issues, and an explanation of various terminologies and standards. Presenter: Richard Van Inwegen, Westchester CC Target Audience: Telecommunications, Electrical Attendee Requirements: Computers and networked lab Session: Wednesday, 8:15 – 10:15 am 23. Gary Does Wireless, Part III This update on Wireless Technology will key on several major areas including the current status of the evolving cellular telephone network to 3G capability, what lies ahead (4G anyone?), the status of the IEEE 802.11x wireless LAN standard and what is new in terms of speed, QoS, security, and interoperability. Also included is discussion of the emerging Wi-Max and Wi-Bro (i.e. 802.16x) technologies, the latest developments in BlueTooth and ZigBee (802.15x), and the new entrants into the wireless data arena, 802.20 and 802.22 (wireless regional area networks or WRANs). Presenter: Gary Mullett, Springfield Technical CC Target Audience: Telecommunications, Electrical Attendee Requirements: None (presentation) Session: Tuesday, 1:00 – 2:45 pm pg 8 of 10
  9. 9. 24. Using Excel for Engineering Applications We teach Excel in Computer Applications, but seldom use it in later courses. This presentation will briefly describe several possible uses for Excel in math, electronics, and telcom courses and includes hands-on opportunities specific to each area. Bring your laptop. Presenters: Belle Birchfield, Queensborough CC Peter Stark, Queensborough CC Tom Gerson, Queensborough CC Target Audience: Electrical, Telecommunications, Math Attendee Requirements: Laptops Session: Tuesday, 3:15 – 5:00 pm 25. RFID Basics The workshop will consist of a description of RFID and its applications and the RFID program at Middlesex Community College. RFID principles will be demonstrated. Presenter: Joseph Kalus and Robert Bowles, Middlesex CC Target Audience: Electrical, Telecommunications Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, 3:15 – 5:00 pm 26. Anti-Plagiarism Software In today's world of electronic cut-and-paste the chance of students plagiarizing has increased greatly. This workshop will look at the two leading software packages that are used to detect plagiarism in papers: TurnItIn and Wcopyfind. Presenter: Steve Leone, Westchester Community College Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: Computer and networked lab Session: Tuesday, 10:00 – 11:45 am pg 9 of 10
  10. 10. 27. Using the Blackboard Assessment Tool – A Practical Example This hands-on workshop will explore use of the Blackboard assessment tool in conjunction with the grade book and publisher provided test banks in the Digital Systems course. Attendees will be able to apply the concepts learned to any course in the curriculum. Presenter: Kevin Crawford, Community College of Rhode Island Target Audience: All Disciplines Attendee Requirements: Laptops, networked lab, Bb accounts Session: Wednesday, 8:15 – 10:15 am 28. Using VMware to Teach Operating Systems VMware allows users to set up multiple virtual computers on one machine. Each virtual machine can execute its own Operating System. Use of this approach would enable students to install, test, configure, and troubleshoot an operating system on their own laptops at home or in class without fear of corrupting their native operating system. Presenter: Gordon Snyder, Springfield Technical Community College Target Audience; Telecommunications and Electrical faculty Attendee Requirements: Laptops, networked lab, internet access Session: Tuesday, 8:00 – 9:45 am pg 10 of 10

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