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Teaching and Learning with Technology Symposium Presentations
TLTS: Flip Flopping on “The Flip”: How to & How good?
Location: Klingenstein Lounge
Presented by Lauren Calimeris Kocman, St John Fisher College
While many instructors attempt to incorporate active learning into their classes, these activities are limited due to the amount of content that must be covered. One solution is the “flipped” class. A flipped class is one in which traditional in-class activities such as lecture are experienced outside of the classroom and outside activities are implemented in the classroom. With advances in technology, flipping is becoming more popular among high school and college teachers, though the process is still daunting to many. While there are anecdotal stories of the benefits of flipping, quantitative and qualitative analyses are lacking. This session provides preliminary qualitative and quantitative evidence of the benefits of flipping a class in an introductory college level economics course. In this session, participants will learn about the theoretical benefits flipping; see examples of recorded lectures; receive concrete steps on how to implement and transition to a flipped classroom, including options for delivering out of class lectures and for active learning activities for in-class time; hear a summary of our experiences with flipping; learn about preliminary qualitative and quantitative evidence of the benefits of flipping a class in an introductory college level economics course; and, if time, will work independently and in groups to brainstorm and share ideas on how to flip their own courses.
TLTS: Flipping the STEM’s: Implementing Tools Across the Disciplines
Location: Clark Lounge
Presented by Sandi Connelly, School of Life Sciences, RIT, Jeff Mills, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, RIT, William Ryan, School of Chemistry and Materials Science, RIT, John Wellin, Department of Mechanical Engineering, RIT
The Flipped Classroom model is based on the premise that students are responsible for working outside of class to learn and review concepts, and that in-class time is spent expanding and applying that knowledge. While the archetypal Flipped Classroom model (e.g. no lecturing in class) may not be a perfect fit for every instructor and discipline there are many tools that can be borrowed from the model and applied to just about any teaching and learning scenario. Faculty have come together in a “community of practice” to share ideas, resources, critiques, and encouragement as they incorporate aspects of a Flipped Class structure in to their lectures and labs. Learn how simple videos and out of class assignments that introduce the materials can free up countless hours of precious face-to-face time in a term and allow faculty to uncover more about the subject than ever before possible! Join a few of us in this panel discussion as they share what they are doing in and out of their STEM classrooms to encourage critical thinking, engagement, and higher-order retention of the materials. All are invited – the tools that we will share are applicable across all disciplines!
Online Video Strategies Across New York State: Learning from SUNY and the NY6
Location: Ithaca Falls Meeting Room
Presented by: Ensemble Video
Colleges and universities need scalable, cost-effective ways to maximize growing collections of digital media. Learn how the State University of New York (SUNY) and the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium use Ensemble Video to provide video streaming infrastructure. SUNY ITEC offers Ensemble as a service to all 64 SUNY campuses. This allows SUNY to lead resource sharing, while keeping costs down, and empowering campuses to share content. The platform is hosted by ITEC, while decentralized administration provides autonomy for institutions to customize usage, per their academic needs. The New York Six launched a private cloud implementation of Ensemble, serving six member campuses, and the MediaShare Project. Individual campuses maximize streaming efficiency with local Wowza Media Cache servers, enabling on-campus streaming without tying up internet connections or generating CDN costs.
Next Generation Security for Today’s Data Center
Location: Taughannock Falls Meeting Room
Presented by: Juniper Networks
Join us to learn how the uptake of cloud computing and social media combined with the rise and sophistication of botnets, advanced persistent threats (APTs), distributed denial of service (DDoS), and Web application attacks makes the data center more vulnerable to data breaches than ever before. Ponemon Institute reports web-based (65 percent) and denial of service (DoS) attacks (60 percent) were cited as the most serious types of attacks. Next-generation security solutions must offer enterprises protection against data exfiltration, website outages, and other serious data center threats. During the session we will define and present suitable methods to boost traditional defenses and other related information.
Supporting the Interactive Classroom
Location: Six Mile Creek Meeting Room
Presented by: Turning Technologies
Turning Technologies has developed classroom solutions for higher education learning environments throughout the country. Our focus is to provide the instructor with a more interactive and engaging classroom, while also allowing for the assessment of understanding- correlating to specific learning outcomes and objectives. TurningPoint 5 interactive software can be used on both Mac and PC to poll in PowerPoint, over any application, and administer self-paced exams. This demonstration will take a user through our multiple polling environments and also focus on some popular pedagogical examples from instructors using TurningPoint.
Equipment and Facility Energy Cost Reductions and Grants Available for Improvements
Location: Cayuga Lake Meeting Room
Presented by: Lynx Technologies Inc.
A presentation on new efficient equipment and the various grants that can be used to reduce energy consumption and lower energy bills.
Discuss…IT: Innovative Technology
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: Innovative Technology.
Tour: Ithaca College Computer Lab and Library Tour
Location: Depart from the Registration Table
Presented by: Ithaca College
Join us for a tour of several of Ithaca College’s computer labs and the college library’s special purpose digital media lab. Learn how we support and maintain our facilities. Tour departs promptly at 1:10 p.m. from the registration desk.