The Passport to Technology 7 event on February 1st, coordinated by Academic Technology Services/ITS, was very well received with over 70 UW-L and faculty attending one or more of the sessions offered. The keynote presentation by Bob Hoar, Maggie McHugh and Jennifer Kosiak, MOOCs, Math and Beyond: Transforming How We [All] Learn was streamed live around the world via Mediasite. A number of the Passport to Technology 7 presentations, including the MOOC keynote, microblogging, Windows 8 and online presentation tools were recorded and are available to be viewed online at:http://goo.gl/m9rLm.
|12:15pm||Wing 102||Refreshments provided|
Welcome by Dr. Mohamed A. Elhindi, UW-L Chief
Welcome by Jim Jorstad, Director of Academic Technology Services
Keynote: MOOCs, Math and Beyond: Transforming How We [All] Learn
Presenters: Interim Associate Vice Chancellor Bob Hoar, with virtual appearances from Murphy Learning Center Director and Math Instructor Maggie McHugh and from Dr. Jennifer Kosiak of the Mathematics Department.
Abstract: In this presentation, we will talk about how the IIURL materials led to a FastTrack program, which in turn led to a MOOC. Not sure what these terms and acronyms mean? Stop by and we will walk you through a content development process that resulted in a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. And, we will take a peek into the course, which goes live on January 28th.
|1:30pm||Wing 104||Asynchronous Video Presentations for Online or F2F Courses using YouSeeU
YouseeU is a simple yet powerful online tool allowing educators and students to securely and efficiently record, share, interact, and learn from video submissions - all within an asynchronous learning environment. This tool is perfect for online, face-to-face (F2F), or blended learning courses. The software synchronizes the video presentations with the PowerPoint slides for an effective online presentation. Within the tool, students can peer review and instructors can grade and provide time stamped feedback. Students can practice delivering oral presentations repeatedly in a less threatening environment and improve through behavior based feedback, preparing them for live presentations.
|Wing 102||Submitting Internal Grants with Digital Measures: Faculty Research Grant Pilot
Melissa Nielsen and Peg Maher
Application submissions for all UW-L grant programs are transitioning to an online process in Digital Measures, which was piloted this past fall as part of the Faculty Research Grant program. This presentation will provide an overview of how to submit internal grants in Digital Measures, with a particular focus upon the Faculty Research Grant program.
|Wing 23||Take Control of Your Classroom with SMARTSync
Presenter: Brant, Alfred, Alison, Adam
Meet Academic Technology Services’ newest members of its Classroom Support Team, Alison Ray and Alfred Hart. We'll share our plans for enhancing classroom technology support. We'll also answer your questions and even provide a tip or two for optimizing instructional technology tools. Here's your chance to provide direct input on what works, what doesn't, and what you need for a successful classroom technology experience.
SMARTSync is an application available in the ITS Computer Classrooms that allows the teacher to control the workstations in the room. It can be used to focus students' attention away from their computers; it can be used to limit website or application access; it can also be used to promote collaboration between students. This session will be a hands-on overview of some of the main features of the software.
|2:15pm||Wing 104||What's New in Windows 8
With the release of Windows 8, the Windows operating system has a whole new look when you first boot up your computer. This session will provide an overview of some of the new features including the tiles-based or Metro interface allowing more personalization and Windows Easy Transfer for backing up your data and profile information.
|Wing 102||Online Presentation Tools
Diana Tempski, Jen Snook, and Cari Mathwig Ramseier
There are numerous online presentation tools available. During the course of this session, we will discuss four of these tools: Brainshark, Jing, Screencast-o-matic, and Camtasia. Advantages, uses, considerations, and constraints will be covered.
|Wing 23||Murphy Library Tech Tools: 2013 Edition
Kate Russell, Jen Holman, and Sloan Komissarov
Come learn about what's new with Murphy Library technology. Did you know we have technology you can check out - even iPads? Learn about the latest features for tech favorites LibX and Zotero. Concerned about the death of print newspapers and magazines? See how we are transitioning to new electronic versions of your favorite titles!
|3:00pm||Wing 104||Putting it in Context: Information for Better Decisions
Information is available to us at the click of a button...but how do we put that information to good use? In this session, the Office of Institutional Research will demonstrate ways we have used information and technology to help campus units in their decision-making and research.
|Wing 102||No More Video Downloads: Using Kaltura to (Privately) Share Videos
Cari Mathwig Ramseier
Kaltura is an open source online video platform that allows users to upload and share videos by embedding them into a Web site (such as D2L) or presentation (such as PowerPoint 2010). Kaltura is currently being piloted by the University of Wisconsin system. This session will share the capabilities of Kaltura and discuss possible use cases for your classes.
|Wing 23||How to: Prezi!
Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides that is free to use! This Prezi workshop will demonstrate the advantages of using a Prezi, take you through the basics of making one, and how you can share and collaborate with colleagues. What you need: Please sign up for a Prezi account BEFORE attending this workshop by going to: http://prezi.com/pricing/
|3:45pm||Wing 104||Microblogging: What can you do in 140 characters or less?
In this workshop we will discuss ways in which to use microblogging tools such as Twitter to:
|Wing 102||How to Be More Productive with Your iPad
Now that you have an iPad, you are probably wondering how you can use it to do some of the things you have been doing on your heavier, less mobile laptop to do. In this session you'll learn about apps and tips you can use to be more productive with your iPad.
|Wing 23||Best Practices for Publishing PDFs
Cari Mathwig Ramseier
Creating a PDF is often as simple as "Save as..." However, what is the user experience when opening the PDF? Is the PDF a scanned image that you have to look at sideways? Or does it take a long time to load? This session will share a few best practices to make sure that the PDFs you publish (with focus on publishing for the Web) are the best quality possible, yet easy for others to open.