Channel - Day 2
6/16/2018 7:46:00 PM

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Active Learning Classroom Design and Planning in a New Medical School Building
The Sol Messinger Active Learning Center at the University at Buffalo Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences represents a major change in teaching and learning for medical school students and faculty at the University at Buffalo. The Active Learning Center planning process incorporated multiple iterations of pre-planning, design, and consultation with architects, technology and furniture consultants. Takeaways: Planning for changes in faculty, technology and physical space over the course of five years. Providing mock furniture and technology setups made this space implementation a success. Dealing with multiple demands: architects, faculty, HVAC, technology. This session is presented by FLEXspace, a UBTech program partner.
John Pfeffer
6/5/2018 9:20:00 PM
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Active Spaces on Campus: Classrooms, Staff Areas, and Common Areas - Taking it to the Next Level
The office of Academic Technologies & Innovation (ATI) is spearheading the efforts in promoting active learning space design at Cal State San Bernardino. In summer 2015 we set up an incubator classroom open to all faculty campus, renovated a staff/faculty training area with the similar concepts, and converted a computer lab in the Health and Physical Education building into an active classroom. In two years, we now have more than 10 active learning classrooms with various components that promote active learning. Additionally, we have brought active learning space design to faculty and staff development/training areas, collaborative staff working spaces, and common areas around campus, including a 24/7 study space in the library, and various open lab areas and atrium areas in buildings. Active learning space design principles are now incorporated into the design of the new Global Innovation building scheduled to open for 2019 academic year and the east wing expansion of the Business Building. Takeaways: We share our experiences and lessons learned in consultation, space design, technology integration User feedback and assessment Continued exploration of emerging trends Attendees will be engaged in exchange of best practices and lessons learned.
Michael Chen
6/5/2018 5:50:00 PM
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AudioVisual Design Standards and Collaboration with Campus IT Groups
Strong AudioVisual Design Standards require collaboration with IT groups on campus. Collaboration my require some change to current methods to meet everyone's needs. Having a clear vision of the future of AV needs and functionality will guide these conversations. Continuing conversations from both directions(IT and AV staff) can increase the likelihood of positive ongoing relations with faculty and staff. Takeaways: Identify pain points with AV becoming more IT integrated Discuss methods for collaborating with other IT teams on campus Learn how AV Design Standards play a key role in this process.
Greg Carstens
6/5/2018 6:40:00 PM
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Campus Climate: Moving from Contention to Consensus (Copy)
You don’t achieve consensus by attempting to change minds. Instead, you strive to get people to accept an outcome they may not like because they bought into the process as fair and reasonable. This highly interactive and participatory session will explore a new crowdsourcing approach to consensus-building that moves beyond open forums and surveys to help college and university leaders ensure that all stakeholders have a place at the table.
Default Presenter
6/5/2018 10:30:00 PM
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Companion Devices: Using Social Media and Video for Online Instruction
Online Courses must offer multiple modes of learning styles for all students. This panel places a focus on technological tools such as social media platforms that offer engaging assignments and course discussions within an online course structure. An emphasis will also be placed on how to produce video content for online courses for instructor lectures, feedback, and tasks that all departments can incorporate. Additionally, this presentation will highlight social media policies and content that an academic department uses daily to recruit and engage current students. Takeaways: Social media assignments and research for online courses Specific tools and applications to record and edit video How to effectively use social media and video for online classroom engagement and course goals.
Tom Kenny
6/5/2018 11:20:00 PM
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Creating Mobile Computer Spaces: Eliminating the Need for Fixed Labs
Problem: Recent renovation projects have eliminated 5 fixed computer labs in the Schools of Engineering and Management. Solution: IT Service Desk, working closely with other IT departments, implemented mobile Chromebook carts utilizing VDI technology. Recent campus investments in Wireless technology and VDI infrastructure coupled with the sudden need for computing spaces, created an opportunity to provide mobile Chromebook carts to faculty and students in their classrooms - without the need for hardwired connections. This provides access to high end CAD modeling software in any classroom using inexpensive devices. Previously, this was only available in dedicated computing spaces or high-end laptops. IT Services provides a delivery and pickup service, as well as individual loans at the Service Desk locations. Takeaways Understand how VDI and Wireless Infrastructure can be coupled with low cost devices to create a powerful computing experience for students. Explore the cross-department IT collaboration efforts required for the successful implementation of a mobile computer lab project. This session will be conducted as a large-group discussion at a U-shaped table. Attendance may be limited.
Michael Lucas
6/5/2018 6:40:00 PM
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Evolving Challenges in Classroom Technology Support
UW-Milwaukee has been working to evolve and respond to increasingly varied technology needs in the classroom environment. The UITS Classroom Services department has implemented a unique blend of support, design and installation practices to accommodate needs while being mindful of resources. Similarly, the campus has been undertaking an IT shared services initiative which will significantly increase demand and change the overall support model for classrooms, desktops and help desk functions. This session will be a discussion of the challenges we have encountered and some of the ways we have worked through them often with limited resources to address the needs of faculty and staff. Takeaways Share knowledge and experience Explore options for cost effective AV system deployment and support Discuss IT shared services process and impact on campus support from a classroom technology perspective This session is presented by CCUMC, a UBTech program partner.
Kevin Jahnke
6/5/2018 5:50:00 PM
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For Richer or Poorer: AV Strategies for Small Departments at Growing Schools
How should a department with limited manpower and funds bridge the gap between old and new spaces? This session will address strategies for standardizing classroom technology as the college grows but your staff and budget do not. You'll hear examples of how a team of two design, support, and maintain nearly 100 classrooms and educational event spaces. We've determined best practices for choosing fixtures and resources given a frugal budget. We'll show you how a little creative thinking can ensure that every learning space is enhanced by technology Takeaways: Determining tech standards when faced with a variety of buildings and budgets How to align end user expectations so they are satisfied with the technological possibilities available to them How to leverage who and what you already have in order to save money while meeting end user expectations This session will be conducted as a large-group discussion at a U-shaped table. Attendance may be limited.
Brittany Yenser
6/5/2018 5:50:00 PM
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From Classroom Collaboration to Convocations Ceremonies, Centennial College's AV Team Makes it Happen
We will go over the Centennial College Standard of AV Equipment for Classrooms, Meeting and Boardrooms. Explain how our specialty labs go from a concept design to a finished reality. Understand how we have managed to handle all AV requests for events including meetings thru convocation, both on and off campus including the running of our brand new event center run by our School of Hospitality staff and students. Learn how we manage over 80 requests for live streaming content and delivery and try to explain how our staff of four full-timers, two part-timers, two evening students and one manager make it all work! Takeaways: Learn what we use at Centennial College as our AV Standards Guide, in terms of needs/guidelines for classroom, meeting rooms and boardrooms (size/capacity) Learn what to ask when others* are requesting AV installation Learn how we manage all requests for AV and best use or limited resources.
David Pearce
6/5/2018 10:30:00 PM
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How to Use Academic Video to Create Rising-Star Students
By the time they graduate, 90%+ of students from The University of Toledo Edward H. Schmidt School of Professional Sales have jobs. Ready to find out how? One of the secrets is video. In this webinar Deirdre Jones will show you how to use academic video to maximize student engagement in the classroom, and how it can also give students a leg up as they enter the professional world. You'll learn what she's discovered after a decade of lecture capture, engaging homework assignments, hosting a national sales competition and strategically connecting students and recruiters with video. See video-engagement examples that you can immediately put into practice for your students, including: Improving student engagement with interactive homework assignments, mock interviews, role plays and elevator pitches Strategies for improving individual and team performance Showcasing educational content and event sponsors Setting a new tempo for the recruiting process by connecting students with hiring companies. Takeaways: Improving student engagement with interactive homework assignments, mock interviews, role plays and elevator pitches Strategies for improving individual and team performance Showcasing educational content and event sponsors Setting a new tempo for the recruiting process by connecting students with potential employers.
Deirdre Jones
6/5/2018 10:30:00 PM
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Implementing a Comprehensive Cloud Services Strategy
Over the course of the last two years, Lindenwood University has successfully implemented a comprehensive cloud services strategy, migrating enterprise applications to cloud-based service models. This presentation chronicles Lindenwood's transformational journey. Each step of the way, the team confronted and addressed challenges in the areas of business case development, team organization, vendor management, product evaluation/selection, implementation, and operational evaluation of application portfolio vendors/products. Learn how to establish and deliver true institutional value through your investment in cloud services while mitigating risks and common pitfalls. Takeaways: Cloud strategy design and development Institutional culture and impact on transformation projects Team construction, training, and development consideration Vendor management Value engineering service agreements.
TJ Rains
6/5/2018 10:30:00 PM
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Implementing and Adopting Technologies to Support Active Learning Spaces and Enhance Collaborative Learning
West Chester University (WCU) is a comprehensive public institution, with more than 17,000 students and over 100 programs of study and has been developing contemporary, active learning spaces including a range of classrooms with different combination of design features. WCU has implemented and integrated creative technology solutions that allow faculty and students to actively engage with content and one another having easy access to wireless collaboration technologies and shared workspaces supporting multiple computing platforms and devices. We will showcase how we were able to scale and standardize these solutions as part of our campus wide initiative to upgrade classrooms, meeting rooms, computer labs and common spaces. The speakers will talk about the framework developed on our campus to provide a comprehensive support including name branding, training and marketing to help with the adoption of these technologies. Takeaways: Advantages and challenges with wireless collaboration technologies in traditional classrooms versus active learning spaces Benefits of utilizing a robust wireless network for connectivity of technology solutions that promote Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Name branding and marketing your technology This session will be conducted as a large-group discussion at a U-shaped table. Attendance may be limited.
Nobuyuki Yamamoto
6/5/2018 9:20:00 PM
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Increasing Access and Reducing Cost: Moving from Computer Labs to an App Based Ecosystem
With traditional computer labs becoming things of the past, and premium mobile apps only costing a few dollars, why do we still procure expensive PC based software for teaching and learning? In tackling this question, Maryville University moved from traditional computer labs to an app based ecosystem where we have significantly increased student access to leading edge software, while realizing $300,000+ in annual cost savings. Takeaways: Benefits (e.g., cost savings, scheduling rooms, updates....) of using apps across the enterprise How to implement mobile apps at the enterprise How to best prepare and support faculty/students in using apps for teaching/learn.
Sam Harris
6/5/2018 6:40:00 PM
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Instructional Technology: Delivering on an Idea
This presentation highlights the community college's efforts to enable and expand enrollment for diverse student populations via distance learning technology. We are in our third year of development and discovering new opportunities and success as we continue to evolve. Delivering higher education opportunities to our community and high school students in an under-served population bridges social and economic gaps through an improved personal technology experience. Areas of focus in the presentation will include: Instructional Technology and Instructional Design: Faculty and student readiness, course delivery, teaching and learning pedagogy Audio/Visual integration: Infrastructure, Network connection, equipment installation, and maintenance over a vast territory Active Classroom: Layout and design of technology to engage each student Workplace Productivity: Extended IT Support and Training, New equipment/hardware training, Faculty adoption of LMS, and coordination with local leaders (Superintendents, County leaders, ect.). The college pursued a comprehensive solution to manage and control the connectivity and security that exists in a connected learning environment, created schedules that each school agreed with, set up classrooms conducive to student learning, hired new personnel and faculty due to course expansion, created monitoring and support mechanisms to maintain the classrooms, conducted training sessions for faculty and staff, and explored approaches to supporting the long term sustainability of this project. Student success, increased enrollment and program expansion are primary goals. Continued success has lead to an increased interest and community discussion to develop a consortium and cost sharing models in an effort to expand learning opportunities across the region. The model offers and opportunity to other rural areas of the nation as well as urban areas impacted by teacher shortages, economic limitations and a need to develop educational environments. The presentation will provide data results for student success, technology impact and information on continued development. Takeaways The opportunity to identify methods and models of delivery in educational environments Faculty adoption and buy-in Student engagement opportunities Strategic planning considerations Technology as a service in cooperative adoption This session will be conducted as a large-group discussion at a U-shaped table. Attendance may be limited.
Phillip Way
6/5/2018 10:30:00 PM
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New STEM+ Technologies and the Campus of the Future
With the goal of helping you better understand new and innovative STEM+ technologies and how creating "Student Experiences" with Learning Space redesign may be desperately needed in your institution. In this session, we'll explore several new Technologies like Immersive Computing, Virtual & Augmented Reality and the next generation of 3D Printing and how they are drastically changing and improving Design, Science and Manufacturing careers and learning. This session is presented by HP, a UBTech sponsor and exhibitor.
Mike Belcher
6/5/2018 5:50:00 PM
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Practical Campus Cybersecurity in an Era of Increasing Threats
This presentations analyzes recent changes announced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology as it affects campus cybersecurity. The presentation and audience engagement presents practical steps to incorporate these changes into your security program. How can you create a positive cybersecurity program that is viewed as enabling users in accomplishing daily tasks and creating business value as opposed to a negative, mandatory program and a corporate misaligned tax? How can you create a security program where faculty members hug you and thank you for enabling their success.? This presentation addresses these issues. The presentation accomplishes these goals using a practical, often humorous style of audience engagement that leads attendees with a list of action-oriented tasks to take back to their campuses immediately. Audience members will remember the vignettes and images from the presentation and be able to use them on own campuses. Takeaways: How to create a positive security program that inculcates an emotional connection with with campus students, faculty, and staff Practical, fact-based means of dramatically enhancing your campus security How to take complex security and convey them with humor to faculty.
Curt Carver
6/5/2018 6:40:00 PM
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Pro Tips to Create Hollywood Content for the Classroom
Today's students are consuming digital content all day long. They're binge-watching Netflix, streaming music, and consuming an endless amount of YouTube videos. They expect to have access to the latest technology in their classrooms, too. But instructors don't need to be big shot Hollywood directors to create captivating videos. It's easy to shoot great content with consumer products, and little technical knowledge is required. The video cameras on mobile devices are becoming more and more impressive, allowing instructors to easily create content for online, hybrid and blended classes. In this session you'll be introduced to several tools available to create professional-looking content and learn how to be an effective storyteller who can compete with the latest blockbuster hit and the top trending show on Netflix & Hulu. Takeaways: How to help faculty create content for flipped and hybrid classes How to create a workflow for faculty to develop high quality videos with no experience and easy-to-use tools. This session will be conducted as a large-group discussion at U-shaped table. Attendance may be limited.
Jason Webb
6/5/2018 11:20:00 PM
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Renovating and Constructing Brick and Mortar Classrooms for Twenty-First Century Distance Education
Hear how Midlands Technical College (MTC) in Columbia, South Carolina, plans for and maintains 250 + multimedia classrooms on seven campuses with funding that is increasingly out-paced by technological development. Topics include how MTC's centralized Media Help Desk dispatches technicians, as well as tracks repeat user problems and equipment failures. Learn how the college has standardized equipment for ease of use across multiple campuses, no matter to which classroom faculty are assigned. Since faculty have a variety of comfort levels with technology, find out about adding BYOD (bring your own device) connections to media teaching stations in new and existing buildings. The session will provide information to assist in planning for the installation and implementation of educational media in the construction and renovation of college and university facilities, and for the efficient use of staff to provide ongoing media services support for active classrooms.
Starnell Bates
6/5/2018 6:40:00 PM
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Standards, Strategic Partnerships and Cultural Change: University of Wollongong's AV Transformation
This session describes UOW's journey from analogue isolated AV, through a merger with IT, a review of services and how forming Strategic Partnerships along with documented and supported standards have provided a foundation for UOW to transform it's AV service offering. This is an AV overhaul unlike any other. Instead of an afterthought, AV is now part of the design process. We're not only involved in spatial design of rooms, but more importantly AV is appropriately allowed for when considering initial budgets to assess a projects viability. AV is now seen as an Enterprise Grade Service. Just like Wifi, power, or telephony, AV simply has to be part of the base build of any new building or project and will be included, designed for and budgeted for accordingly. Perhaps the single most transformative change was the change from RS232, to IP. Not only putting system online, but procurement choices being based around whether or not a device could be controlled and supported on our network in the manner that was required. Assigning devices a hostname instead of an IP address or MAC has been a fundamental shift, not only in how we do things, but in the way we know think and approach networking. Of course, the largest challenge wasn't technical. It was cultural. Getting two teams to come together, to understand their different approaches and nuances and being able to compromise was, and still is, the biggest threat to our success. Building a common language, making sure AV teams understood IT terminology was difficult. Even more difficult was getting IT to understand why AV are so customer focussed and why we care so much about the user experience, not just the touch panel or the network magic behind it. Takeaways: How to go about developing and leveraging Strategic Partnerships Leading cultural change in both IT and AV teams How to start & support an AV over IP journey.
Dave Rigter
6/5/2018 11:20:00 PM
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The Impact of Virtual Reality on Campus IT Architecture
Virtual reality is upon us - the consumer release of immersive head mounted displays has made high quality virtual reality experiences available to faculty, staff, and students around the world. The new capabilities that these technologies enable are broad ranging - from virtual field trips, to hands on training, to completely new pedagogies and more. But, any new technology comes with implications for campus IT architectures. In this session, Ben Fineman with the non-profit university consortium Internet2 will discuss the challenges and opportunities that virtual reality technologies are bringing to our campus IT environments. Takeaways: Examples of VR and AR applications that universities are currently deploying Examples and best practices in building VR/AR lab spaces Examples and best practices for building in house VR dev teams Future networking implications.
Ben Fineman
6/5/2018 9:20:00 PM
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The Importance of Audio in Collaborative Environments (Plus Common Design and Configuration Problems)
To deliver an efficient and productive conferencing environment, we need to ensure stakeholders gain the ability to communicate effortlessly, without being required to modify their natural behavior to accommodate the AV system. A key opportunity for improving the end user experience is investing in a high-quality audio system to ensure collaboration tools are not handicapped by poor speech intelligibility. A major challenge many organizations face is understanding the characteristics, and limitations, of the audio toolset. This presentation will focus on two common problem areas: appropriate microphone selection and placement; and DSP programming mistakes that degrade AEC performance. Takeaways: Speech intelligibility is critical to ensuring natural, productive communication Poor audio design and DSP configuration handicaps collaboration tool functionality Audio quality first depends on performance in the analogue domain Audio quality can be easily destroyed by poor DSP programming.
Hayden Leiper
6/5/2018 9:20:00 PM
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Using Technology During a Crisis
Today we depend on technology to work for us 24-7. How can we communicate during a crisis where the campus has no power or operating cell towers at the site of the crisis such as a hurricane, tornado, power outage etc.? The communication plan and tactics must include all stakeholders, internal users (students, faculty, staff, alumni, board members etc) and crisis managers (the crisis team including cabinet members, IT, security, maintenance, health services etc.), not to mention keeping the academic mission continuing if the disruption is more than a few days. This presentation will focus on best practices in utilizing technology during a crisis and which is the best methods to communicate when cell towers or powerlines are not functioning and how we can keep providing services. We will discuss implementing new technologies and digital tactics into campus operations, so institutions can continue to improve campus safety both during times of crisis and overall. As new technology, software, systems and apps continue to develop, the options available will continue to grow. Institutions can't completely prevent crisis situations like natural disasters or campus crime, but we can continue to utilize new and improve technology tools and methods to promote effective communication and a variety of support methods. The presentation will follow the 4 steps of disaster management cycle: Preparation (ongoing), Response (hours/days), Recovery (months/years) and Mitigation (ongoing). Lastly, we will present the best ways technology strengthens your crisis response planning. Takeaways: Best practice techniques institutions have utilized technology How to implement these best practice back at their institution Social media and what technology and methods to manage the message.
David Carson
6/5/2018 10:30:00 PM
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Using Technology to Increase Accessibility for Students with Varied Abilities/Disabilities
Despite increased focus on improving accessibility of educational content for certain pockets of "non-traditional" students such as working adults, a broader perspective on accessibility in Higher Education is necessary in order to better and more readily accommodate students. While many institutions work diligently post-lawsuit to accommodates students who may have experienced failed access to their educational content, this presentation takes an exciting proactive stance to ensuring all students receive equitable access to the same opportunities, across all modalities of learning (such as online, hybrid, and traditional models). This presentation takes a deeper dive into how we can better support the varying needs of students through the use of readily available technological tools already available today, including students classified with a diagnosed disability, such as students with hearing impairments or who are Deaf. Based on experiences spanning 2 institutions and the last 9+ years, this presentation will provide an innovative approach with a campus-wide model focused on addressing the needs of students with varied learning needs and abilities (as well as disabilities), alongside showcasing how selected technological tools may improve accessibility for all learners. Takeaways: Learn how technology can increase accessibility in the classroom & help all students to succeed Explore the accessibility needs of students with disabilities Discuss how a campus-wide model used lecture capture to improve access for students with varying needs/abilities.
Sherri Restauri
6/5/2018 11:20:00 PM
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Video in the Classroom: Not Just for Faculty but Students Too
Classroom observation and personal experiences suggest to us that online students benefit from delivering their findings using video presentations instead of traditional research papers. Using scholarly personal narrative to share and reflect on our classroom experiences, we found that the alternative delivery mode of video offers students experience-based learning, increases student engagement, increases student retention, and improves their presentation skills. Both experience-based learning and increased engagement lead to deeper learning; strong presentation skills will help them on the job; and increased student retention benefits all stakeholders involved. Takeaways: Experience-based learning through diverse delivery in coursework and assessments Student engagement Increased student retention Improved real-world student presentation skills.
Jon Crispin
6/5/2018 9:20:00 PM
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