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Ali Albrecht Brittany Freight University of Nevada Las Vegas UNLV UNLV Chris Desmarais Alexander Templeton How Technology has Changed the Way College’s Deliver their Programs and Services to the Student Body
Online Academic Advising: Helps students to make better decisions when registering for classes by giving information and helpful advice about courses.
Podcasting: Podcasts are audio or video files which have been recorded and downloaded on the Internet to be listened to at the user’s convenience.
Emergency Alert Services: A way to expedite notification to students in the event of: weather-related closures
Two-dimensional moving of shapes, or text, to create tutorials of instruction so students can view when not present for class.
Smart Classrooms: Technologically advanced classrooms that might include such state-of-art technology as: Smart Boards, Elmo Paper Scanners, Overhead Projectors, Multiple Internet Seats, and various progressive Software’s.
UNLV Online Information Technology Mission Statement: Mission: (The importance of Information Technology at UNLV) The primary mission of the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is to support and enhance teaching, research, scholarly and creative production, and administration through the effective management and use of information technology resources. The Office of Information Technology also provides leadership in helping faculty, students and staff utilize innovative technologies that results in genuine benefits to the University. ( http://oit.unlv.edu/about_us/mission.html. Retrieved: 2/11/2008 ) Services Provided Include:
Development and support of applications and information systems that meet the changing needs of students, faculty, and staff
Hardware and software maintenance, repair, and replacement for faculty and staff, teaching facilities, research facilities, college and department student laboratories, student laboratories, and administrative offices
Assistance with the development of instruction programs that are less restricted by time and place than are courses and programs delivered by traditional means
Access to the latest in instruction technology including training and incentives for integration of technology into the curriculum
Online Academic Advising Career Path Advice Online: (3) Categories: 1. e-portfolios 2. Student Advising Systems 3. Student Learning Assessment
The implementation of new IT-based services or applications can play a direct role in enabling people to excel through simple time-saving tools and reliable infrastructure.
Structured methodology for Business Process Redesign (BPR). The methodology was introduced by JM Associates , a small higher education–focused consulting firm.
By designing and implementing its own business processes through easily configurable service-oriented software, a university can tailor its relationship with students and alumni, reflect unique aspects of research capabilities and goals, and save members of the community valuable time.
Issue 1: Online Academic Advising University of British Columbia (UBC), e-Strategy:
University of British Columbia, e-Strategy Developments:
Optical Light Paths: Secure, high-speed, point-to-point connections that connect directly to a remote resource.
Researchers can link the research team with needed resources.
Consider the example of a Student Information System (SIS). It supports business functions in the registrar’s office, such as registering students and collecting tuition payments.
Many of these systems do not allow a student to make payments that are not related to functions in the registrar’s office, such as library fines, parking fees, or buying textbooks. By contrast, a student needs to pay the bills, no matter which university department might be involved.
Existing systems tend to be oriented to the needs of the department, not to the needs of the end user. This can be restructured within IT using e-strategy.
Developments in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) are based on the principle that systems of loosely coupled standardized services will be more flexible, less costly to maintain, and more reliable to use.
A service can be to “process a credit card payment” or “set up a light path.” Services communicate with one another through open standard protocols. They all speak the same language.
Rather than customizing complex software packages, people can configure services to interact in ways that reflect their needs. A service-oriented IT architecture holds the promise of liberating from best practice to our practice.
We will have the tools and systems capable of leaping departmental borders, but need agreement to use them, knowing that the new tools threaten to erode the clandestine departmental silos.
Issue 1: Online Academic Advising UBC e-strategy: Systems Comprising Services
Faculty Buy-In Podcasting : Some professors may not understand the generation of students, may not be technologically sound for the use of Podcasts, or may not want to change traditional ways of teaching.
Not useful for the hearing impaired.
Two-way communication and audience participation is not found through the use of Podcasts.
Understanding Effectiveness: Since Podcasts are a newly used learning tool there is not a lot of evidence to show the effectiveness of Podcasts.
What are Emergency Alert Services (EAS)? A way to expedite notification to students in the event of a weather-related closure or an emergency situations that my be occurring on or near the Universities campus.
Uses of Emergency Alert Services: These systems have recently been added to college campuses to insure that rapid, coordinated, and effective responses about a crisis situation reach students.
Emergency Alert Services systems have been installed at hundreds of universities across the country since the massacre at Virginia Tech last April.
9,900 text messages and 56,000 e-mails were sent in within seven minutes.
5,700 people in the text-message study responded to the message as instructed, with just under 300 of them coming within the first ten minutes.
19,535 e-mails responses were received with 10,000 in the first hour
364 confirmed delivery failures were experienced during the study.
It was later discovered that many volunteers received the messages but simply did not respond to them.
Purdue then reviewed the data that was collected from this study and planned on running a second test study before finalizing which company they would work with for their Emergency-notification system.
Issue 3: Emergency Alert Services
Flash Tutorials : Moving 2D pictures for instruction of completing tasks Flash Tutorials:
Flash Animation is an animated film which is created using Adobe Flash animation software and often distributed in Shockwave file format. It can be created in Flash or with other programs capable of writing Shockwave files.
Flash is able to integrate bitmaps and other raster-based art, as well as video, most Flash films are created using only 2D, vector-based drawings which often result a clean graphic appearance.
Flash animations are typically distributed by way of the World Wide Web. Web Flash animations may be interactive and are often created in a series. Flash animations are being more and more widely used in the multi-user community with Flash generators and embedded videos in user's profiles across the internet.
Instructors are now using Flash animations as tutorials on websites for explanation and step-by-step instruction for student viewing if they are not present for class.
Issue 4: Flash Animation Start Finish Computer Tutorial: Programmed instruction provided to a user at a computer terminal, often concerning the use of a particular software package and built into that package. Moving Animation Tutorial Adobe Flash
the your work. Issue 4: Example of Flash Interface WEEK 4: Begin Midterm Assignment This week, we began our midterm assignment. Below is a link to set of storyboards. Your midterm boards should have good composition, shot variety, and should be clear. TOPICS COVERED THIS WEEK: • Why storyboarding? Where is it used? • Importance of Composition • How to draw and sketch utilizing basic shape and line. • The power of line and its psychology. What emotion do jagged lines suggest? • Rule of Thirds and The Golden Mean as it relates to composition. • The 180 degree rule. HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT: Work on your midterm assignment entitled: "A character overcoming an obstacle" • 24 panels.• 4" x 6" panels • Mount Board • Include shot description and any dialogue. NEXT WEEK: • Overall Neatness and Craftsmanship • Verbal Presentation • Clarity of line • Value and Shading • Composition and Shot Variety Examples provided by www.randolfdimalanta.com
Professor Marc Meyer of Columbia University uses a Smart Board to access online documents Smart Classrooms:
Helpful Products for the Smart Classroom: Digital Voice Recorder:
This product records audio and has the capability to translate to text. This feature makes it easier for students to have effective notes.
Can also translate speech and text to five different languages.
Especially helpful for students that are hearing impaired.
International students would also benefit from this device. While they are learning the native language, they can be sure they are understanding the information correctly with the digital voice recorder.
How Smart Boards Work:
USB cable and draws the power it needs from the computer.
When you connect a digital projector to your computer, you can project the computer image onto the SMART Board interactive whiteboard.
Driver converts contact with the interactive whiteboard into mouse clicks or digital ink.
Enables you to use your finger as a mouse or write overtop of applications.
To provide educational opportunities for student learners.
“… to provide classroom environments using technology that promotes active participation, learning and assessment, and prepares students for the “real world” environments in which they hope to excel” (SDSU, 2007).
Many universities that have invested into “Smart Classrooms” have set up designated rooms with specific hardware and software needed for class instruction.
For example, a web design course will need to be in a room that has a computer with the proper software installed for the purpose of the class. It is not necessary for every classroom to have computers for everyone, but in this case it is essential.
Smart Classrooms cater to the total class size as well. A large projection screen is needed, along with other smart classroom equipment for a class size of 100-150 people.
Design a Smart Classroom for those that will teach and learn from it.
Know the function of each classroom.
Provide support: A support staff that knows how the technology used works is necessary
Keep them updated: To have a successful Smart Classroom, the latest software is needed to assure students are learning the most up to date information.
Keep it simple: Putting too much technology in the classroom makes it difficult for common use.
Issue 5: Smart Classrooms
Conclusions: “ Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.” -Andrew Grove, Former CEO of Intel “ When computers (people) are networked, their power multiplies geometrically. Not only can people share all that information inside their machines, but they can reach out and instantly tap the power of other machines (people), essentially making the entire network their computer.” -Scott McNeely, Director of Consumer Affairs at Viator, Inc. “ Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living.” - Nicholas Negroponte, Architect, Computer Scientist and Professor at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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