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NSP Faculty Institute Workshop Descriptions

  1. 1. FI2010 Workshop Descriptions Revision Date: 3/26/10 Monday, June 14, 2010: 9:00 - 11:00 am 1. Blackboard Basics Description: 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. Presenter: Ralph Folger, Next Step Consultant Target Audience: All Disciplines, new Blackboard users Workshop Type: Hands-on Attendee Requirements: laptop computer with functioning Internet access, active Bb account Session: Monday, June 14, 2010: 9:00 – 11:00 am Location: Bedford A, Capacity: 42 Tech Support: Fred Zipprich Liaison: Fred Zipprich Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 8:00 - 9:45 am 2. Google Apps: Powerful, Accessible Tools for Collaboration and Productivity Description: This interactive, demonstration/introduction to Google Apps will provide participants with an understanding of the basic concepts and an opportunity to work with at least two of the "Apps" available in this Cloud-Based productivity suite. It would be most helpful if participants would create or use their gmail account at http://gmail.com. Presenter: Linda Meccouri, Springfield Technical CC Audience: All Disciplines Workshop Type: Hands-on Attendee Requirements: Laptop computer with functioning internet access, Gmail account (obtained at http://gmail.com) Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 8:00 - 9:45 am Location: Bedford A, Capacity: 42 Tech Support: Dick Neimeyer Liaison: Nancy Duchessi
  2. 2. 3. Thinking in Linux Description: The effective use of Linux requires an understanding of Linux and the ability to think in Linux. This session is an introduction for new users that incorporates information about advanced tasks required for effective use of Linux. Included are the core concepts in using Linux including adding and removing applications, system updates, understanding the file system, commands to mount and remove drives, printing, networking commands, accessing remote disks, process management, user management, and system administration concepts. We will be using the graphical user environment (GUI) and command line to perform common tasks. Presenter: Ed Bigos, Springfield Technical CC Target Audience: Technical and Computer Apps Faculty Workshop Type: Presentation/Demo/Hands-on Attendee Requirements: Laptops with Ubuntu Linux installed in a separate partition or a VMware virtual machine Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 8:00 - 9:45 am Location: Essex, Capacity: 24 Tech Support: David Ives Liaison: Ralph Folger 4. Telco 4 - Home Technology Integration (HTI): Experience To Date Description: Suffolk CC will have completed its second offering of the HTI course by the time of the Faculty Institute. Included in the presentation will be the lessons learned to date, topics covered and the approach to the course, minimal equipment/software needs, and recommendations for the future. There will also be preliminary discussion about the HTI training course for Faculty that will be offered during FI2011. Presenter: Pete Maritato, Suffolk CC Target Audience: Telecommunications, Electrical Faculty Workshop Type: Presentation Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 8:00 - 9:45 am Location: Middlesex, Capacity: 40 Tech Support: None Liaison: Fred Zipprich 5. Improving Team Performance Description: Debriefing, evaluating, and other topics regarding Team Building and High Performance Teams. Presenter: Linanne Sackett, Next Step Consultant Target Audience: All Disciplines Workshop Type: Presentation Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 8:00 - 9:45 am Location: Bedford B, Capacity: 42
  3. 3. Tech Support: None Liaison: Deb King 6. Introduction to Windows 7 Description: Microsoft and Next Step march on to Windows 7, the Operating System for the new Fall 2010 laptops. This session will be an introduction to the basic functionality of Windows 7 intended for the average user. Presenter: Jerry Sitbon, Queensbourough CC Target Audience: All Disciplines Workshop Type: Presentation Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 8:00 - 9:45 am Location: Beacon Hill, Capacity: 80 Tech Support: None Liaison: Pat Bodi 7. Fiber Optics and FIOS Description: This workshop will integrate fiber-optic technology in the classroom with applications such as FIOS. Beginning with some background in the pertinent theoretical and technical issues adapting fiber optics to the classroom, the session will then focus on FIOS as an application to illustrate these principles. Included will be short videos of some simple fiber-optic experiments, demonstrations and/or display of lab instrumentation and FIOS equipment, and an open discussion/Q&A segment to share ideas. Presenter: Jim Downing, Springfield Technical CC Target Audience: Telecommunications, Electrical, and Physics Faculty Workshop Type: Presentation/Demo/Discussion Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 8:00 - 9:45 am Location: Back Bay, Capacity: 80 Tech Support: None Liaison: Elaine Gallivan 8. Introduction to Office 2010 Description: This workshop will introduce faculty and other users to new features of Microsoft Office 2010. These features include simple productivity tools such as Backstage view, paste preview, screen clipping, and customizing the Ribbon; collaboration tools such as Office Web Apps and sky drive; a new PivotTable filtering tool called slicer, and new graphing feature called sparklines. Presenter: Lynn Wermers, North Shore CC Target Audience: All Disciplines Workshop Type: Presentation Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 8:00 - 9:45 am Location: Quincy, Capacity: 80
  4. 4. Tech: Support: None Liaison: Tracey Seeberger Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 10:00 - 11:45 am 9. Blackboard Basics Description: 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. Presenter: Ralph Folger, Next Step Consultant Target Audience: All Disciplines, new Blackboard users Workshop Type: Hands-on Attendee Requirements: laptop computer with functioning Internet access Session: Tuesday, June 15,2010: 10:00 - 11:45 am Location: Bedford A, Capacity: 42 Tech Support: Rick Young Liaison: Patti Gaston 10. Computer Basics I Including Back-up Description: A hands-on workshop designed for non-computer gurus that includes exposure to basic computer hardware and the Windows XP/Vista operating systems, disk and file maintenance, applications, and Web access. 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 if time permits. Presenter: Deborah Kiesel, Suffolk CC Target Audience: All Disciplines Workshop Type: Presentation/Hands-on Attendee Requirements: laptop computer with functioning Internet access Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 10:00 - 11:45 Location: Middlesex, Capacity: 40 Tech Support: Tracey Seeberger Liaison: Linanne Sackett Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 1:15 - 3:00 pm 11a. VOIP Training Course Description: This course is designed to assist faculty who will be teaching Telecommunications II, Voice Over IP, (T2) starting in Spring, 2011. The overall approach to T2 with principal focus on the laboratory exercises will be included in these sessions. Attendees are expected to be familiar with Wireshark, to have completed the reading materials posted in the Blackboard Tel Com 2 – VoIP community, and to have
  5. 5. participated in any DimDim sessions that may have been held prior to these sessions. Presenters: Elaine Merenda, Suffolk CC and John Mowry, Community College of Rhode Island Target Audience: T2, Voice Over IP Faculty Workshop Type: Hands-on Attendee Requirements: Laptop Computer loaded with Wireshark Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 1:15 - 3:00 pm Location: Bedford A, Capacity: 42 Tech Support: Debbie Kiesel Liaison: Ralph Folger Schedule: Tuesday, 6/15/10: 1:15 – 5:00 pm Wednesday, 6/16/10: 8:15 – 10:15 am; 1:00 – 5:00 pm Thursday, 6/17/10: 8:15 am – 12:00 pm 12. Blackboard 9: New Look, New Tools Description: Next Step’s current deployment of Blackboard, Bbv9, offers more efficient navigation and new tools to enrich the learning experience. This hands-on session will cover the user interface including the homepage, adding/editing content, managing the course menu, the revised control panel, and the grade center as well as new tools such as blogs, journals and messaging. Presenter: Rich Collins, Distance Education System Administrator, Springfield Technical CC Target Audience: All Disciplines Workshop Type: Hands-on Attendee Requirements: Laptop computer with functioning internet access and an active Blackboard account Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 1:15 - 3:00 pm Location: Essex, Capacity: 24 Tech Support: David Ives Liaison: Tracey Seeberger 13. Using MathXL to Create a Quiz Description: Faculty will gain hands-on experience in the development and grading of online quizzes using the MathXL/MyMathLab/MyStatLab software that is provided with the Washington textbook that is used in the Math 1 and 2 courses. Presenter: Zahi Haddad, Springfield Technical CC Target Audience: Math Faculty Workshop Type: Hands-on Attendee Requirements: Laptop computer with functioning internet access and access to MathXL/MyMathLab/MyStatLab Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 1:15 - 3:00 pm Location: Middlesex, Capacity: 40 Tech Support: Dick Neimeyer Liaison: Sue Lopez
  6. 6. 14. Understanding the History of Now: Unions and the Telecommunications Industry - An Update Description: The telecommunications industry has undergone enormous corporate and technological change in the last century. The last few years have seen a quickening in the pace of that change. How can we understand what is going on in the workplace today in the context of those changes? This session will highlight and update turning points in the history of the phone company and the adaptations labor and management have made in an effort to keep up and get ahead. Presenter: Anne D’Orazio, Westchester CC Target Audience: All disciplines Workshop Type: Presentation Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, 1:15 – 3:00 pm: June 15, 2010 Location: Bedford B, Capacity: 42 Tech Support: None Liaison: Linanne Sackett 15. Teaching Electronics from a Systems Point of View Description: Reasons for the shift to a systems approach will be briefly reviewed. This session will focus primarily on the practical aspects of teaching the Electronic Systems for Telecommunications courses from a systems view using the text and laboratory exercises that have been developed for that purpose by the presenter. Presenter: Gary Mullett, Springfield Technical CC Target Audience: Electrical Faculty Workshop Type: Presentation Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 1:15 - 3:00 pm Location: Beacon Hill, Capacity: 80 Tech Support: None Liaison: Deb King 16. Home Technology Integration (HTI): Part I – Home Automation Description: This session will focus on home automation and control of home systems. Topics will include control of heating, air conditioning, home security and remote control of lighting. Presenter: Kary Ioannou, Westchester CC Target Audience: Telecommunications, Electrical faculty Workshop Type: Presentation Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 1:15 - 3:00 pm Location: Back Bay, Capacity: 80 Tech Support: None Liaison: Fred Zipprich
  7. 7. 17. Windows 7 for the Advanced User Description: This workshop will be an in depth study of Windows 7 and include topics such as technical layout and system configuration and settings. It is intended primarily for Computer Apps and Technical faculty who teach these topics in their courses. Presenter: Jerry Sitbon, Queensbourough CC Target Audience: Computer Apps, Technical Faculty Workshop Type: Presentation Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 1:15 - 3:00 pm Location: Quincy, Capacity: 80 Tech Support: None Liaison: Pat Bodi Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 3:15 - 5:00 pm 11b. VOIP Training Course Description: This course is designed to assist faculty who will be teaching Telecommunications II, Voice Over IP, (T2) starting in Spring, 2011. The overall approach to T2 with principal focus on the laboratory exercises will be included in these sessions. Attendees are expected to be familiar with Wireshark, to have completed the reading materials posted in the Blackboard Tel Com 2 – VoIP community, and to have participated in any DimDim sessions that may have been held prior to these sessions. Presenters: Elaine Merenda, Suffolk CC and John Mowry, Community College of Rhode Island Target Audience: T2, Voice Over IP Faculty Workshop Type: Hands-on Attendee Requirements: Laptop Computer loaded with Wireshark Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 3:15 - 5:00 pm Location: Bedford A, Capacity: 42 Tech Support: Pete Maritato Liaison: Pat Bodi 18. Practical Use of DimDim in the Academic Environment Description: This session introduces the practical use of Dimdim as an academic environment support tool. Additional coverage includes use of Dimdim in meetings and related forums, such as this Faculty Institute Conference. The general features of Dimdim are covered as well as the roles of the users. Product requirements and limitations are presented. Real experiences of the practical use of Dimdim are covered as used in “typical” classroom, conference and home environments. The session concludes with a demonstration of Dimdim features used in this conference. Additional features are demonstrated as time permits. Questions welcomed during and after the presentation. Presenter: Hal Bettle, Nashua Community College Target Audience: All Disciplines Workshop Type: Presentation/Demo/Hands-on Attendee Requirements: Laptops Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 3:15 - 5:00 pm
  8. 8. Location: Essex, Capacity: 24 Tech Support: Rick Young Liaison: Deb King 19. Computer Basics II: System Maintenance Description: 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: Debbie Kiesel, Suffolk CC Target Audience: All Disciplines Workshop Type: Presentation/Hands-on Attendee Requirements: laptops Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 3:15 - 5:00 pm Location: Middlesex, Capacity: 40 Tech Support: Tracey Seeberger Liaison: Patti Gaston 20. Improving Classroom Results the Clinton Community College Way Description: Three amigos from Clinton Community College discuss classroom techniques that they have found to improve results in the classroom. Maggie Courson will discuss integration of Blackboard and technology into Math, Al Cordes will show how students used video analysis to demonstrate physics concepts while incorporating umbrella competencies and curriculum integration and Janice Padula will describe how her students infused the Umbrella Competencies into their Computer Apps projects. These presentations will be the jumping off point for a lively and informative discussion and sharing of ideas. Presenters: Maggie Courson, Math; Janice Padula, Computer Apps; Al Cordes, Physics; Clinton CC Target Audience: All Disciplines Workshop Type: Presentation Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 3:15 - 5:00 pm Location: Bedford B, Capacity: 42 Tech Support: None Liaison: Steve Leone 21. Using Surveys To Improve Program Performance Description: NSP program coordinators must insure the high quality delivery of the NSP program by monitoring progress toward goals and objectives outlined in the program's Action Plan. This includes, but may not be limited to, the quality delivery of individual courses, the integration of curriculum and learning outcomes across all 8 semesters as well as the overall delivery of critical student support and other program services key to student success. In this workshop, two PCs will discuss their systematic use of survey tools to elicit ongoing feedback from faculty and students. The use of electronic survey tools, such as Survey Monkey, will be explored and many concrete examples will be provided.
  9. 9. Presenters: Kathy Rentsch, Quinsigamond CC, Felix DeVito, Massasoit CC Target Audience: Program Coordinators, All Disciplines Workshop Type: Presentation/Demo Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 3:15 - 5:00 pm Location: Beacon Hill, Capacity: 80 Tech Support: None Liaison: Linanne Sackett 22. Home Technology Integration (HTI): Part II – Media Distribution Description: Home entertainment systems will be the primary topic of this workshop. Various ways to distribute media through the home and elsewhere will be discussed. Presenter: Kary Ioannou, Westchester CC Workshop Type: Presentation Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 3:15 - 5:00 pm Location: Back Bay, Capacity: 80 Tech Support: None Liaison: Fred Zipprich 23. T3, Video Over IP: Developments to Date Description: The field of video transport is constantly evolving as widespread and continuing deployments of IPTV reach out to millions of homes and businesses in the U.S. Considerable development effort has been made to flesh out our Video Over IP course which will first be offered in Fall 2011 by most Next Step colleges. Topics to be discussed include the topical outline, text, labs and expected equipment/software needs. Also to be discussed is the faculty training program for this course which is scheduled for the January 2011 curriculum meeting. Presenter: Gordon Snyder, Springfield Technical CC Target Audience: Telecommunications, Electrical Faculty Workshop Type: Presentation Attendee Requirements: None Session: Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 3:15 - 5:00 pm Location: Quincy, Capacity: 80 Tech Support: None Liaison: Ralph Folger Tuesday, June 15, 2010: 7:30 - 9:30 pm F '10 - S '11 Texts and Software Description: Curriculum Leaders and STCC/HVCC staff will meet to identify text books, software and other materials to be used during the F '10 - S '11 academic year. The meeting will last until all necessary
  10. 10. information has been obtained. Moderators: Pat Bodi, Patti Gaston, HVCC, Deb King, STCC Attendees: Curriculum Leaders Location: Essex, Capacity: 24 Liaison: Fred Zipprich
  11. 11. Wednesday, June 16, 2010: 8:15 - 10:15 am 11c. VOIP Training Course Description: This course is designed to assist faculty who will be teaching Telecommunications II, Voice Over IP, (T2) starting in Spring, 2011. The overall approach to T2 with principal focus on the laboratory exercises will be included in these sessions. Attendees are expected to be familiar with Wireshark, to have completed the reading materials posted in the Blackboard Tel Com 2 – VoIP community, and to have participated in any DimDim sessions that may have been held prior to these sessions. Presenters: Elaine Merenda, Suffolk CC and John Mowry, Community College of Rhode Island Target Audience: T2, Voice Over IP Faculty Workshop Type: Hands-on Attendee Requirements: Laptop Computer loaded with Wireshark Session: Wednesday, June 16, 2010: 8:15 - 10:15 am Location: Bedford A, Capacity: 42 Tech Support: Debbie Kiesel Liaison: Pat Bodi 24. Network Security Description: This hands-on session will focus on the configuration and use of the Cisco AAA Security server. Topics will include PIX Firewall, Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting issues in handling data securely in a network. Presenter: Mohammad Moghimi, Middlesex CC Target Audience: Telecommunications, Electrical Faculty Workshop Type: Hands-on Attendee Requirements: Laptop Session: Wednesday, June 16, 2010: 8:15 - 10:15 am Location: Essex, Capacity: 24 Tech Support: Dick Neimeyer Liaison: Ralph Folger 25. Cloud Computing . . . The Next Generation of IT! Description: As digital information - projected to double every 18 months - grows more complex so does the IT infrastructure that transports, stores, secures, and replicates these bits. Cloud computing is a natural evolution of IT infrastructures (e.g., traditional clusters and data centers) that is evolving rapidly to contain explosive data growth and meet escalating business requirements. These “clouds” (public/private/ hybrid) provide computational resources, storage, application hosting, and transfer of data as a service over the Internet, and customers are charged based on their utilization. This presentation will cover cloud computing fundamentals and touch upon EMC’s cloud strategy and initiatives. It will wrap up with information on EMC Academic Alliance (EAA) program. Its Information Storage and Management (ISM) ‘open’ course that focuses on technology concepts and principles to help prepare your students for the evolving complex IT infrastructures of today. Presenter: Mark Kulacz, EMC engineer, educator and storage technology consultant, Franklin, MA
  12. 12. Target Audience: Telecommunications, Electrical Faculty Workshop Type: Presentation Session: Wednesday, June 16, 2010: 8:15 - 10:15 am Location: Middlesex, Capacity: 40 Tech Support: None Liaison: Fred Zipprich 26. ePortfolios Using the Epsilen Environment Description: Epsilen is a centrally hosted eLearning environment offering a wide range of course delivery, assessment and collaboration products and services. Epsilen allows faculty and students to create ePortfolios, and to deliver online course materials any time, everywhere. Use ePortfolio to engage students throughout his or her academic career. Queensborough Community College has created the Epsilen Enterprise ePortfolio environment for its faculty and students. Learn about the system and how one faculty member is using it to enhance the teaching/learning experience in his course. Presenter: Hamid Namdar, Queensborough CC Target Audience: All Disciplines Workshop Type: Presentation/Demo Attendee Requirements: None Session: Wednesday, June 16, 2010: 8:15 - 10:15 am Location: Bedford B, Capacity: 42 Tech Support: None Liaison: Linanne Sackett 27. A Conversation With Students Description: A representative group of Next Step students will hold an informal meeting with faculty to answer questions and provide feedback. This will be a great opportunity for faculty to discover how the Next Step Program affects our students in the world of work and beyond, what content helps on the job and what doesn’t, and explore ideas for improvement. Presenters: Students Target Audience: All Disciplines Workshop Type: Discussion Session: Wednesday, June 16, 2010: 8:15 - 10:15 am Location: Thoreau, Capacity: 24 Tech Support: None Liaison: Elaine Gallivan Wednesday, June 16, 2010: 1:00 - 5:00 pm 11d. VOIP Training Course Description: This course is designed to assist faculty who will be teaching Telecommunications II, Voice Over IP, (T2) starting in Spring, 2011. The overall approach to T2 with principal focus on the laboratory exercises will be included in these sessions. Attendees are expected to be familiar with Wireshark, to have completed the reading materials posted in the Blackboard Tel Com 2 – VoIP community, and to have participated in any DimDim sessions that may have been held prior to these sessions.
  13. 13. Presenters: Elaine Merenda, Suffolk CC and John Mowry, Community College of Rhode Island Target Audience: T2, Voice Over IP Faculty Workshop Type: Hands-on Attendee Requirements: Laptop Computer loaded with Wireshark Session: Wednesday, June 16, 2010: 1:00 - 5:00 pm Location: Bedfrod A, Capacity: 42 Tech Support: Debbie Kiesel Liaison: Fred Zipprich Thursday, June 17, 2010: 8:15 am - 12:00 pm 11e. VOIP Training Course Description: This course is designed to assist faculty who will be teaching Telecommunications II, Voice Over IP, (T2) starting in Spring, 2011. The overall approach to T2 with principal focus on the laboratory exercises will be included in these sessions. Attendees are expected to be familiar with Wireshark, to have completed the reading materials posted in the Blackboard Tel Com 2 – VoIP community, and to have participated in any DimDim sessions that may have been held prior to these sessions. Presenters: Elaine Merenda, Suffolk CC and John Mowry, Community College of Rhode Island Target Audience: T2, Voice Over IP Faculty Workshop Type: Hands-on Attendee Requirements: Laptop Computer loaded with Wireshark Session: Thursday, June 17, 2010: 8:15 am - 12:00 pm Location: Bedford A, Capacity: 42 Tech Support: Debbie Kiesel Liaison: Fred Zipprich

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