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May 21st, 2015

  • Image preview 12:45pm - 2:00pm: Innovative Technology Speed Dating
    There is so much technology out there that it is really hard to stay on top of it all.  Want to learn just a little bit about a lot of things? Well this is the session for you!  Come and chose your table and innovative technology topic.  You will have time to discuss that topic with an IT professional for ten minutes before you move on to the next table and topic.  Get a quick introduction about various technology.  Some of the topics may include Flipped/Hybrid Classrooms, Virtual Reality, Wearable Technology and much more!
  • 10:30am - 11:45am: Sound Design for Multimedia Projects
    From sweeping scores to rimshots, sound enhances and informs our perception, yet it is often overlooked in the development of academic multimedia projects. Learn the basics of good sound design, and how to use software such as audacity and garageband to add sound effects, audio clips and underscoring to enhance projects.
  • 10:30am - 11:45am: Grading in Moodle
    Moodle has many features that allow instructors to track students’ performance efficiently and provide private feedback to students. In this session, we’ll go through the steps of setting up a complete gradebook in Moodle. First, we’ll review setting up individual graded activities such as assignments and discussion forums which are always automatically added to the Moodle Gradebook. Next, we’ll customize the default gradebook in Moodle including choosing how grades are displayed to students, overall grade calculation methods, adding additional items, grouping and weighting grades, entering grades and feedback, and exporting grades for your permanent records.
  • 10:30am - 11:45am: Share and Collaborate with Google Apps
    Google Drive provides UNLIMITED storage to apps for education users. Do I have your attention? What if I also told you that, in addition it’s generous storage capability, Google Drive offers the same file sharing and synchronization capabilities that you’ve grown to rely upon in services like Dropbox. Still not sold? What if we also threw in the full integration with Google Docs, Gmail, Google Groups, Google Calendar, and Google Sites? All that functionality (and more) is available through your LC Google account, so let’s dig in!
  • 10:30am - 11:45am: Playing with Words: Text and Text Analysis

    In today’s world, why stick to the basics? Learn what you can do with simple (e.g.  Wordle) to more advanced (e.g. Voyant) text analysis tools and why they’re used. Come prepared to get your hands dirty, and play with words!

  • 9:00am - 10:15am: Data Skills for Students
    Our students rarely come to us with the skills they need to succeed in research projects that require data manipulation and analysis. While some of these skills have traditionally been taught in quantitative research methodology classes, deriving meaning from a received dataset requires its own unique skillset, including: identifying the unit of analysis, identifying the extent and contents of the received dataset, articulating a strategy for answering the research question with the data at hand, preparing a clean dataset, creating clean analytic categories by recoding messy fields, bringing in related data, and finally calculating aggregate figures for the cleaned datasest. In this workshop, we’ll try out a few “skills modules,” designed so that students practice clearly identified tasks with prepared datasets. Then we’ll discuss possible applications in your unique teaching contexts.
  • 9:00am - 10:15am: Cloud-based Presentation Tools
    There are many alternatives available to PowerPoint which allow you to consider and present your content in different ways. From the simplified format of Google Slides, to the zooming and storytelling format of Prezi and the minimalist approach of HaikuDeck, we will play with various tools so that you can find the one that works best for you!
  • 9:00am - 10:15am: Create a Trailer: Your Department, Student Assignment, or Class
    Want to promote a class you’re teaching?  Maybe your department could use a little modern advertising.  Perhaps your students could summarize a project with a video rather than a big poster.  Come to this hands-on workshop where we’ll create a short video trailer and discuss how to use it effectively.
  • 9:00am - 10:15am: Options for Videoconferencing
    We’ve come a long way since the world of video conferencing and phone calls was dominated by Skype. From Google Hangouts to Adobe Connect, there are now many options for video conferencing, each tailored to a specific “goal.” But you need to make sure you match your Videoconferencing goal to the appropriate app. Come learn what other video conferencing solutions IT supports and learn best practices for each.

May 20th, 2015