Seminars By Timeslot10:00 AM

Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium Presentations
Location: Clark Lounge 

TLTS: Optimizing Screencasting (10-10:25 am)
Presented by Shaun Foster and David Halbstein, Rochester Institute of Technology.
Screencast, Skype, and Social Media Digital design education requires a solid understanding of the technical tools while also requiring a mix of creative process, and design theory. For the past two years Professors Shaun Foster and David Halbstein have used screencasting to transform part of the technical components of classes to outside the classroom. In the past half year they have added additional components to leverage interactive and collaborative educational components to their classroom experience. This talk will discuss ways to rapidly get up to speed with screencasting while avoiding common pitfalls as well as ways to integrate guest lectures via Google Hangout / Skype and also will share the addition of social media for additional classroom knowledge exploration and aggregation.

TLTS: Learning to be social workers in a hybrid class: A comparison of practice behaviors in hybrid and traditional class formats (10:25-10:50 am)
Presented by Trevor Gates,  SUNY Brockport.
In generalist social work education, baccalaureate social work students learn practice skills of engagement, assessment, service planning, intervention, and evaluation. Students become familiar with the history and diversity of social work practice and with the generalist model of intervention. Students actively engage in a process of self-awareness, explore their own characteristics, strengths and limitations in order to better understand not merely the dynamics of change but also the growth producing tension which results in client change. Students learn how to form partnerships with client systems and to communicate with clients of a variety of diverse populations, as well as colleagues members of the community. In the present study, I examined baccalaureate social work students' (N = 45) perception of social work knowledge acquisition in a required social work practice course, offered in both traditional and hybrid formats. Practice skill acquisition was assessed using a quantitative measure, a modified version of O'Hare and Collins (1997) Practice Skills Inventory. This presentation presents the results of the study, including whether students differed in their perceptions of practice skill acquisition, and whether those differences were impacted by their learning style preferences. Implications for practice-based education using technology will be explored. 

iTunes U - Course distribution for rich, immersive learning experiences
Location: Klingenstein Lounge
Presented by: Apple, Inc.

With the explosion of iPads and iOS on campuses, ITunes U is absolutely the best way to deliver content and support today's teaching strategies. With its latest update, any faculty member can publish their course material, free of charge. You get to share your ideas and material in a powerful new way, while your students get a rich, immersive learning experience - no matter where you teach -- at any college, university, or elementary school.  Both public and private distribution is available, using the web-based portal.  It is the perfect solution for faculty needing a distribution mechanism, a University needing an On-line Course distribution system, or students needing rich, immersive material optionally delivered as a stream or downloaded onto their device.  Content can be traditional Audio & Video formats, PDFs & documents such as text and MS Office.

Cloud Computing in Education
Location: Ithaca Falls Meeting Room
Presented by: Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc.

Everywhere you go today you hear the word cloud and cloud computing. Experts used to say it's the way of the future. Today, it's the way of now. Do you know what you can do with cloud computing? What does it mean for educational system? What can you do with cloud computing? Find out how Finger Lakes Technologies Group, Inc. (FLTG) can make cloud computing a fit for you! As a Cisco Premier Partner, FLTG can handle your IT and cloud needs. Learn what is happening with cloud computing and you can migrate your entire IT infrastructure to the cloud. FLTG has a been a Cisco Partner since 1999. In addition, they own and operate the largest Fiber Optic Network in New York State. In addition to being your IT & Cloud Partner, they can handle all your voice and internet needs. Their education customers include: - Cornell University - Ithaca College - OCM Boces - GST Boces - Corning Community College And Many More! Come learn how FLTG can be your Cloud Partner!

Personal Security Tool Box: Free Security Tools to Protect Your Data
Location: Taughannock Falls Meeting Room
Presented by: Ithaca College

It’s more important than ever to ensure that your computing environment is secure.  During this seminar we will share with you a number of free security tools that you can start using immediately to help protect yourself.  Categories covered will include email encryption and digital signature, password managers, drive and portable media encryption, secure delete/erase, browser security add-ons and 2-factor authentication. 

Dell VRTX – Next Generation of Converged Infrastructure
Location: Six Mile Creek Meeting Room
Presented by: Dell, Inc.
Join us to learn about the The Dell™ PowerEdge™ VRTX platform which brings order to chaos, redefines IT operations, and allows users to deploy performance anywhere.  PowerEdge VRTX is a powerful, scalable, easy-to-manage solutions platform, optimized specifically for office environments.  Clear up the complexity of disparate hardware, multiple management tools, and hardware sprawl with an optimized platform that integrates up to four PowerEdge M-series server nodes, storage, networking, and management into a compact 5U chassis.

Strategic Approaches to Funding Your Schools 1:1 Technology Initiatives
Location: Cayuga Lake Meeting Room
Presented by: First American Education Finance

Investing in 1:1 technology is helping many schools differentiate their programs and improve learning outcomes for students.  The challenge for many is how to keep up with the rapidly changing student facing technology.  Schools are asking important questions like: how can we create and maintain a predictable framework to ensure the most current and efficient deployment of 1:1 technology; how can we fund these 1:1 initiatives within our already constrained budget limitations; what are the end of life considerations for devices that depreciate so quickly? In this session, we will discuss how schools are addressing these questions and alternative approaches to implementing 1:1 technology in the classroom.

Discuss…IT: Technology in K-12 Schools
Location: McDonald Lounge
Presented by: Ithaca College

The Discuss…IT sessions provide an opportunity to chat with others who are interested in the same topic to share ideas, frustrations and solutions. The sessions will be facilitated by someone from Ithaca College who is familiar with the issue, but the content will come from you. The topic for this session is: Technology in K-12 Schools.