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CUNY IT Conference 2013

December 5, 2013 and December 6, 2013

The City University of New York and the Center for Digital Education will host the 12th annual CUNY IT Conference devoted to information and instructional technology.

This NO-COST conference offers an overview of the university’s key IT initiatives, demonstrations of how technology continues to change instruction, research and administration and a chance to meet and discuss technology solutions with vendors.


 
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Featured Speakers

Keynote, Thursday December 5

CAndace ThileCandace Thille, Research Fellow, Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning / Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

Candace Thille is a research fellow in the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning and an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. She is the founding director of the Open Learning Initiative at Carnegie Mellon University. Her focus is in applying the results from research in the science of learning to the design and evaluation of open web-based learning environments. Thille serves as a redesign scholar for the National Center for Academic Transformation; as a fellow of the International Society for Design and Development in Education; on the Assessment 2020 Task Force of the American Board of Internal Medicine; on the technical advisory committee for the Association of American Universities STEM initiative; and on the Global Executive Advisory Board for Hewlett Packard’s Catalyst Initiative. She served on a U.S. Department of Education working group, co-authoring the National Education Technology Plan, and on the working group of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology that produced the Engage to Excel report. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, a masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.

Keynote, Friday December 6

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Kenneth C. Green, Founding Director, The Campus Computing Project

Kenneth C. Green is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of the role of eLearning and information technology in American higher education. The project is widely cited as a definitive source for data, information and insight about IT planning and policy issues affecting U.S. colleges and universities. Green is the author or editor of 20 books and published research reports and more than 100 articles and commentaries in academic and professional publications. In 2002, he received the first EDUCAUSE Award for Leadership in Public Policy and Practice. The EDUCAUSE award notes Green's “prominence in the arena of national and international technology agendas, and the linking of higher education to those agendas.” Green's “Digital Tweed” blog, cited by EdTech Magazine as one of the “50 must read higher ed IT blogs,” is published by Inside Higher Ed.

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Agenda

DAY 1, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2013

Noon – Registration / Exhibit Area Open in the Gym

1:00 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions I


Fostering Productive Sharing and Collaboration Within and Outside CUNY
Nobody likes to share. However, at CUNY, sharing and collaboration helps achieve goals with fewer resources. Popular media tells users they can collaborate with anyone, from anywhere, using any type of equipment, but it’s not that simple. Similarly, sharing costly equipment is also challenging without coordination. This session highlights the online request/reservation/tracking tools that BC implemented to encourage a culture of collaboration and technology equipment sharing.
Mark Gold, AVP for Information Technology Services, Brooklyn College ITS
Fred Isaacson, Software Developer, Brooklyn College ITS
Richard Klein, Online Services Manager, Brooklyn College ITS

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Feminist Interventions: The FemTechNet DOCC 2013
In fall 2013, FemTechNet, a coalition of feminist scholars and teachers, launched its first DOCC: Distributed Open Collaborative Course. An explicitly feminist response to trends in teaching and technology (including MOOCs), the decentralized approach to technology and pedagogy puts participants in dialogue with one another and fosters multi-directional learning relationships. This roundtable features members of the DOCC planning committee and faculty, who will give works-in-progress updates about our experiences.
Moderator: Jessie Daniels, Professor, Graduate Center, CUNY / Director, JustPublics@365
Lisa Brundage, Acting Director, CUNY Advance
T.L. Cowan, Lecturer, Eugene Lang College, The New School
Kathlene McDonald, Associate Professor, English, CCNY
Veronica Paredes, Lecturer, The New School
Emily Sherwood, Instructional Technology Fellow, Macaulay Honors College

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How to Transform a MOOC into a Powerful Social Learning Environment

Are MOOCs a panacea for what ails our instructional system or just another promising instructional delivery model? Whatever the answer, the ultimate goal of education is to produce students who have acquired the skills of proficient, self-regulated learners. The HyLighter Enterprise Social-Sensemaking Platform is a highly scalable system that assimilates smart machines into social networks as differently-abled teammates and has potential to transform MOOCs into continuously improving social learning environments.
Campbell Dalglish, Associate Professor, Media & Communication Arts, City College

Short Video Ecosystems: An Alternative to MOOCs
An alternative to widely touted MOOC would help instructors convert their class lectures to sets of short, YouTube-like streaming videos. By facilitating the grassroots production of shorter videos from a wider array of instructors, institutions can develop ecosystems of short videos to build online classes, supplement instruction and engage in community outreach. This session reports on the progress of a pilot production system at Queens College.
Joseph Nathan Cohen, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Queens College

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Snakes, Storms and High-performance Computing

The “tree of life”, the fury of hurricanes and the design of resilient structures: What do they have in common? In these domains and others, the use of high-performance computing is indispensible. In this session, researchers and students discuss how they use the resources of the CUNY High-performance Computing Center in studies of ecology, evolutionary biology and environmental science.
Mark Arend, NOAA CREST Research Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, City College
Frank Burbrink, Professor, Biology, College of Staten Island and the Graduate Center
Yauheni Dzedzits, Research Associate, CUNY HPC Center, College of Staten Island
Paul Muzio, Director, CUNY HPC Center, College of Staten Island
Liridon Sela, Undergraduate Student, College of Staten Island

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Using iBooks and iPads to Create Student Portfolios

Attendees of this workshop will learn how to use iBooks Author, free software available for Apple computers. In this workshop, we will work through the basics of the iBooks Author software as participants make their own books and see them displayed on an iPad. The presenters have used iBooks Author to teach students how to create digital portfolios.
Melissa Antinori, Assistant Writing Program Director and Assistant Professor of English, LIU Brooklyn
Tiani Kennedy, English Composition Teaching Fellow, LIU Brooklyn
Thomas Peele, Associate Professor, LIU Brooklyn
Janina Perez, Adjunct Lecturer, Kingsborough Community College, LIU Brooklyn

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NYCNECT: Improving Nursing Education through Faculty Development
CUNY is the largest provider of nurses in New York City, graduating almost half of all newly licensed nurses. Yet, advancements in healthcare have outpaced faculty development on the successful incorporation of new technologies in health professions education. Learn how a CUNY-wide faculty development consortium provides instruction in innovative pedagogy and the use of simulation, informatics, telehealth and other technologies as instructional tools to prepare students for today’s healthcare practice.
Martin Dornbaum, Director, Health Professions Education Center, School of Health Professions, Hunter College
Shawn McGinniss, Project Manager, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
Donna Nickitas, Project Director and Professor, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
Alexandra Plavskin, 2011 NYCNECT Faculty Transformer and Lecturer, Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
Margaret Reilly, 2013 NYCNECT Faculty Transformer and Academic Director, CUNY SPS Nursing Program
Adam Wandt, Assistant Professor and Faculty Fellow for Online Learning, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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The Lehman College DnA2 – Managing the Public Safety Deployment and Assessment
The Lehman College DnA2 Managerial Information System was developed jointly by Public Safety and ITR to optimize scheduling and deployment of field resources. DnA2 is a web-based application that allows field supervisors to enter their deployments within specified time frames and scenarios, and management to enter assessments of those deployments. ITR leverages the Lehman business intelligence system (LCD) to enable PSD management to create reports for analysis of deployment data.
Lei Millman, Oracle DBA & OBIEE Developer, ITR, Lehman College
Ezequiel Pagan, Assistant Director, Lieutenant, Public Safety, Lehman College
Tariq De Vore, Web Application Developer, ITR, Lehman College

Lehman College Dashboard: Informed Decision-making Based on Data and Analysis
The Lehman College Dashboard (LCD) helps users easily access and gain a better understanding of key college data. Reports centered around college data are created, providing the user with direct access data on a daily basis. LCD has matured with the focus extended from enrollment to retention and budget allocation. LCD helps the users obtain a handle on emerging trends and take action proactively. LCD is also available in mobile devices.
Richard Finger, Director of Special Academic Sessions, Enrollment Management, Lehman College
Joseph Medved, Manager of Application & Database, ITR, Lehman College
Joseph Middleton, Director, ITR, Lehman College
Lei Millman, Oracle DBA, OBIEE Developer, ITR, Lehman College

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Connecting the Dots: Utilizing DOE and DOL Classifications with Programs of Study
Queensborough Community College has completely revamped its “Academics” website to integrate information about the Queensborough Academies, programs of study, Pathways, articulation agreements and career opportunities. The site is built on a relational database containing articulation information such as course equivalencies in the agreements, locations of educational partners, partner contact information and links to welcome pages for prospective Queensborough graduates.
Jason Ano, Information Technology Associate, Queensborough Community College
Arthur Corradetti, Associate Dean for Accreditation, Assessment, and Institutional Effectiveness, Queensborough Community College
Brian A. Kerr, Director of Articulation, Transfer and Educational Partnerships, Queensborough Community College
David Moretti, Information Systems Senior Associate, Queensborough Community College
Raj Vaswani, Information Systems Senior Associate, Queensborough Community College

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Big Data – Are You Ready?

Information is the lifeblood of any organization. In the face of overwhelming quantities of information, driven by an explosion of unstructured data such as social media, email, sensors, videos, maps and photographs, the IT manager's biggest challenge is to identify the most important data and enable it to be efficiently shared, consolidated and analyzed for decision-making. Big data is exploding, and this session covers some of the tools and strategies being used in the education and government sectors – including a discussion on trends, strategies and technologies for managing big data and taking analysis-based action.
Bob Burwell, Chief Technology Officer, NetApp

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Mobile Strategy 101
Explore the process of aligning business goals, user needs and mobile opportunities to create a plan and drive measurable results. Topics to be discussed will include business transformation, digital experience, technology and governance.
Kevin English, Senior Manager, Mobility, SHI

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The Digital Difference: Engaging Students, Increasing Productivity and Impacting Success
Research tells us we should use technology. Students already embrace technology. Colleagues encourage us to try new technology. So what's holding us back? Keeping up with the dizzying pace of new technology can seem overwhelming to even the most innovative instructor, yet the desire to connect with our students and increase their engagement and success pushes us to consider how digital solutions can impact our classrooms. Highlighting the flipped and blended classroom, join us for a fast-paced and interactive look at technology in today’s college classroom.
Shawn Orr, Professional Educator, Peer-to-Peer Faculty Development and Consulting, Cengage Learning

2:00 p.m. – Break

2:15 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions II

Advising Through ePortfolios: A Giant Leap Towards Student Success

This presentation explores the unchartered territory of online advising using ePortfolios. It argues that if advisors are given access to student ePortfolios, advisors can give students more relevant and meaningful advice. Through the small step of looking at students’ ePortfolios, this presentation maintains that the giant leap of helping students succeed through proper advisement could be the visionary change that could transform student advising.
Rajendra Bhika, Associate Professor, Business and Technology, LaGuardia Community College
Mercedes del Rosario, ePortfolio Director, LaGuardia Community College
Danielle Insalaco-Egan, Senior Director for Academic Advisement, LaGuardia Community College
Bernetta Parson, Director, Transfer Services, LaGuardia Community College

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Disrupting Our Students and Ourselves: ePortfolio at the Center of Our Learning
How does taking ePortfolio to scale disrupt an institutional culture? At Guttman Community College, ePortfolio is integral to our curriculum and our community. Starting at scale does not minimize the chaos that occurs when introducing a new technology, but, out of chaos comes innovation and inspiration. During this presentation, Guttman faculty, staff and administration share what we have learned. Guttman students will Tweet live from our campus during the presentation.
Laura M. Gambino, Professor, Faculty Scholar for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Guttman Community College
Chet Jordan, Instructor of English, Guttman Community College
José Luis Morín, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost, Guttman Community College

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Managing Disruption from Employee Turnover

New employees need multiple login IDs and some get assigned various computing/communications devices. Employees must be added to, and removed from, directories, databases, phone systems and notification lists. Departing employees need to be removed from secure systems and surrender assigned devices. It’s disruptive, involves numerous offices and has real security impact. Learn how BC streamlines employee turnover with its online onboarding and separation system, reducing disruption and enhancing security.
Mark Gold, AVP for Information Technology Services, Brooklyn College ITS
Irina Shor, Systems Coordinator, Brooklyn College ITS
Renita Simmons, HR Manager, Brooklyn College ITS

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Surfing the Tidal Wave
Learn how Hunter College Office is using its Hobsons Connect and Retain CRM to handle admissions processes and student services adversely impacted by the Wave 3 CUNYfirst implementation.
Amanda Fuentes Lorens, Communications Marketing Director for Student Affairs, Hunter College
Paul Philips, Associate Director of Admissions for Communications and Media, Hunter College

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Enabling Advances in Digital Humanities: GC Provost's Digital Innovation Grants
Representatives of the seven projects awarded this grant in 2013 (aimed at fostering cutting-edge digital work by graduate students) will provide overviews of the work accomplished and challenges faced to date. The participants’ presentations across a host of disciplines (including Classics, Criminal Justice, English, Sociology, History, Urban
Education and Computer Science) incorporate a wide range of methodologies, from text mining and data visualization to mapping and mobile app development.
Natascia Boeri, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center
Matthew K. Gold, Advisor to the Provost for Master's Programs and Digital Initiatives, CUNY Graduate Center
Micki Kaufman, Ph.D. Candidate in History, CUNY Graduate Center
Amanda Licastro, Ph.D. Candidate in English, CUNY Graduate Center
Ligon M. Liu, Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science, CUNY Graduate Center
Edwin Mayorga, Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Education, CUNY Graduate Center
Jesse Merandy, Ph.D. Candidate in English, CUNY Graduate Center
Benjamin Miller, Ph.D. Candidate in English, CUNY Graduate Center
Evan Misshula, Ph.D. Candidate in Criminal Justice, CUNY Graduate Center
Jared Simard, Ph.D. Candidate in Classics, CUNY Graduate Center

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It’s an Internet Phone, but I Don’t Have Internet: Students Using Technology
Despite the persistent image of the digital native, not all college students own and use information and communications technologies to the same extent. At the same time, colleges may increasingly use technology to address budget and restructuring pressures. Student voices add detail about the college experience to inform faculty and administrative decisions about instructional technologies. During a multiyear study, we learned how technologies enabled and constrained students’ academic work.
Mariana Regalado, Associate Professor, Library Department, Brooklyn College
Maura A. Smale, Associate Professor, Library Department, New York City College of Technology

Skunkworks Report: Enhancing the Class Experience Using Smartphones
What are the best practices for using students’ own devices to achieve positive learning outcomes? This panel presentation will report on the findings of the spring 2013 CUNY Skunkworks Academic Technology Research and Development Group’s classroom trials involving Via Response. Multiple use scenarios will be explored, including using devices to increase student reading and preparedness, delivering and managing homework assignments, taking attendance, in-class quizzes and increasing student participation.
Adam Scott Wandt, Professor, John Jay College / Chair, CUNY Skunkworks, with participants of the spring 2013 trial

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The Information Commons and the Instructional Team as “Embedded Librarian”

Guttman Community College has created a 21st century library services model – the Information Commons (IC) – which is linked to the pedagogy of this innovative new college. Amplifying the integrative nature of teaching and learning, the IC has a heavy emphasis on digital resources and assistance. The Instructional Team, which includes the librarians, embeds information literacy into the curriculum. The Information Commons is core to the integrative learning process at Guttman.
Randy Hensley, Professor, Head of Information Services, Baruch College
Vee Herrington, Chief Librarian and Director of Academic Technology, Guttman Community College

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Using Social Networking Technology to Enable Global Collaboration
Collaboration is central to the pedagogy of Guttman Community College, an innovative, experimental new college of CUNY. Until now, the collaboration was limited to Learning Communities (i.e., Houses) on campus. Using Mediascape Technology and the global, collaborative social networking platform of Course Networking (CN), an authentic learning experience in global collaboration was conducted to achieve the student learning outcomes in a sociology class.
Vee Herrington, Chief Librarian and Director of Academic Technology, Guttman Community College
Robert Klein, Director, Information Technology, Guttman Community College
Katie Wilson, Instructor of Sociology, Guttman Community College

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Online Learning in Practice: An Introduction to Statistics Course
Recently, many enthusiastic discussions have centered on MOOCs (massive open online courses) offered for interested students or possible college credit. The authors present open courseware for the standard introductory course in statistics. The course materials include course notes, narrated slideshow lectures, virtual handouts, homework assignments and solutions. All course materials are posted and maintained on a Google Site, open for viewing to all, with a suggested course outline at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2259320.
Linda Weiser Friedman, Professor of Statistics & Computer Information Systems, Baruch College and the Graduate Center
Hershey H. Friedman, Professor of Finance and Business Management, Brooklyn College

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Analytics Answers Questions – The Real Focus of Business Intelligence
Business intelligence, analytics and data warehousing are technologies that take raw data and turn it into information. However, how should schools utilize this new information? This session will focus on how schools like Stony Brook, University of Maryland Baltimore County and the Virginia Community College System are leveraging new technology to ask more and better questions to impact student performance, retention, course design, financial reporting and identify at-risk students to improve institutional effectiveness.
Dan Venedam, Blackboard Analytics, Blackboard

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Beyond SDN: Cisco’s Application-centric Infrastructure
Using Cisco’s application-centric infrastructure vision, IT departments can dramatically simplify how they provision their data center resources (networking, servers, storage and services) that are critical to the performance of their applications. Network, compute and storage need to be able to operate as one high-performance resource pool that can be provisioned instantly and automatically according to the needs of the application and related IT policies, with security pervasive throughout. This type of dynamic, automated infrastructure provisioning requires a single point of management for the integrated needs of application, network and security administrators that replaces current fragmented, siloed views.
Anthony Faustini, Data Center Business Development Director, Cisco Systems

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Impact of Cloud, Mobile and Social on Institutional Environments
Major IT industry trends such as cloud, mobile and social are having a profound impact on all institutional environments, both from a learning and cultural perspective. These trends encourage collaboration and community building, not only between students and faculty, but also between institutions and their respective communities – both peer-to-peer and public. Ensuring your environment is positioned to leverage these trends is critical in order to deliver meaningful curriculum and content, both internally and outside the institution. Come hear how Enterasys Networks leverages these trends within our own organization and encourages and supports their adoption with our higher education customers.
Dan Petlon, Chief Information Officer, Enterasys Networks

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Closing the Loop: ePortfolio, Assessment and Learning at LaGuardia
LaGuardia’s outcomes assessment process aims higher than accountability, seeking to advance student, faculty and institutional learning. LaGuardia uses ePortfolios to collect thousands of student learning artifacts. Using faculty-generated rubrics, faculty consider longitudinal growth keyed to GenEd competencies. Grounding assessment in classroom artifacts engages LaGuardia faculty in a process of inquiry and reflection, helping them propose changes in pedagogy and curricula. Mini-grants support faculty as they integrate recommendations into action plans, change their practices and assess results. This “closing the loop” process makes a measureable difference for students. In 2012, Middle States commended LaGuardia’s assessment work as “exemplary.”
Bret Eynon, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, LaGuardia Community College
Marisa Klages, Professor, English Department, Faculty Director of Assessment, LaGuardia Community College
Hector Fernandez, Professor, Business and Technology Department, LaGuardia Community College

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3:15 p.m. – Break

3:30 p.m. – Keynote Presentation

Candace Thille, Research Fellow, Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning / Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

4:30 p.m. – CUNY Excellence in Technology Awards

5:30 p.m. – Adjourn Day 1


DAY 2, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

8:30 a.m. – Registration / Exhibit Area Open in the Gym


9:30 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions I

#tweetMYclass: Make Social Media Tools Work for the Classroom

Using social media as an academic tool? Imagine: You’d like each student to collect pictures for inspiration on a project; how about using Pinterest? Want your students to connect with an industry mentor? Then demo LinkedIn Pro. Let's discuss creative uses for social media in the classroom, and also examine those which fail. Format will combine short topical introductions with some demonstration, followed by lively roundtable discussion.
Janet Esquirol, Assistant Professor, Media Arts & Technology, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Morry Galonoy, Faculty in Design Technology at the School of Art, Media and Technology, Parsons
Genevieve Hitchings, Assistant Professor, Advertising Design & Graphic Arts, New York City College of Technology
Anwar Montasir, Senior Lead Instructor, Web Design & Interactive Media Department, Art Institute NYC
James L. Richardson, Academic Director, Communication & Media Program, CUNY School of Professional Studies
Christopher Stein, Associate Professor, Media Arts & Technology, Borough of Manhattan Community College
C. J. Yeh, Associate Professor, Communication Design, SUNY Fashion Institute of Technology

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Lehman Flips: Techniques for a Hybrid Classroom
In Lehman’s “flipped” classrooms, exercises that used to be ‘homework’ have shifted to the classroom, leaving faculty free from the lecture approach to offer personalized guidance and interaction. Lehman faculty are flipping instructional methods, reversing roles and changing minds: developing podcast video lectures using Camtasia and VoiceThread, utilizing CUNY Commons docs, Web2.0, e-discussion boards and audience response iClickers to heighten and stimulate collaboration, engage students and help determine levels of retention.
Moderator: Steve Castellano, Online Teaching and Learning Technology Specialist , Lehman College
Moderator: Alyson Vogel, Associate Director, Online Education, Lehman College
Diane Auslander, Adjunct Assistant Professor, History, Lehman College
Polo Merghusis, Adjunct Lecturer, Economics and Accounting, Lehman College
Barry Murdaco, Adjunct Lecturer, Political Science, Lehman College
Limor Pinhasi-Vittorio, Associate Professor, Literacy Studies, Lehman College
Rena Quinlan, Doctoral Lecturer, Biological Sciences, Lehman College
Esther Wilder, Professor, Sociology, Lehman College

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Starfish: An “Early Alert” Tool with a 360-degree View of At-risk Students
Queensborough Community College is implementing a retention solutions software technology called Starfish that enables timely, proactive input about students by their faculty. As an “early alert” tool, the system tracks the interventions recommended, provides feedback to faculty about the outcomes of their referrals and helps advisers to intervene strategically. QCC is one of 19 recipients of a national grant from the Gates Foundation in support of such educational initiatives.
Arthur Corradetti, Academic Affairs , Queensborough Community College
Christina Deonandan, Information Technology, Queensborough Community College
Margot Edlin, Faculty Fellow, Queensborough Community College
Paul Marchese, Academic Affairs, Queensborough Community College
Ed Molina, Academic Affairs, Queensborough Community College
Emil Parrinello, Information Technology, Queensborough Community College
Karen Steele, Academic Affairs, Queensborough Community College
Raj Vaswani, Information Technology, Queensborough Community College

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Disasters: The Call for Expanding the Use of Technology in Instruction
Disastrous events such as 9/11, hurricanes and other localized incidents have repeatedly challenged our ability to continue to deliver administrative and instructional services for our faculty and students while meeting our moral and regulatory obligations. This panel of CIOs and faculty will discuss the current limitations, as well as campus and CUNY-wide ideas to mitigate the impact of disasters through the use of technology.
Mark Gold, AVP for Information Technology Services, Brooklyn College ITS
Asif Hussain, Chief Information Officer, Kingsborough Community College
Naveed Husain, Chief Information Officer, Queens College
Joseph Laub, Chief Information Officer, John Jay College
Praveen Panchal, VP of IT, CCNY
Varun Sehgal, Chief Information Officer/AVP, Hostos Community College
Edgar Troudt, Lecturer and Technology Director, Kingsborough Community College

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Night at the Museum and Media Arts Workshops: Multimedia Conversations
An essential part of the liberal arts curriculum, particularly for new college students, is the move from observation to analysis and the creation of confidence and skill in expressing informed opinions. This presentation will demonstrate Macaulay Honors College’s partnership with an Open Educational Resource (the award-winning Smarthistory, part of the Khan Academy, http://smarthistory.khanacademy.org) to engage students in the skills of description, analysis and collaboration.
John Sorrentino, Post-Doctoral Digital Learning Fellow, Macaulay Honors College
Joseph Ugoretz, Associate Dean, Macaulay Honors College

Looking Forward: Moving from Capstone to Springboard
“Capstone” experiences have long been identified as powerful learning opportunities. The very title “capstone,” however, identifies these projects as fundamentally conclusive and retrospective. For many students, this focus is unnecessarily and even destructively limiting. This presentation will describe our efforts at Macaulay Honors College to pilot a new model with our students: a “Springboard” project, rather than a capstone.
Emily Sherwood, Senior Instructional Technology Fellow, Macaulay Honors College
Joseph Ugoretz, Associate Dean, Macaulay Honors College

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Open Scholarship for Open Education: Building the JustPublics@365 POOC
JustPublics@365 presented a Participatory Open Online Course (POOC not MOOC), #InQ13, spring 2013, open to CUNY students, to citizens of East Harlem and to any internet user. Open access readings were essential to the course.  
JustPublics@365 collaborated intensely with Graduate Center librarians and with participating faculty to produce scholarship in open access forms appropriate for the course. 

Jessie Daniels, Director, JustPublics@365 / Co-Producer, #InQ13
Shawn(ta) Smith, Reference Librarian, CUNY Graduate Center
Polly Thistlethwaite, Chief Librarian, CUNY Graduate Center

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Digital Praxis: Rethinking Grad Education in a Digital Age – CUNY GC Digital Fellows
The Graduate Center Digital Fellows will conduct a roundtable discussion on their work on digital scholarly projects, designing special initiatives, facilitating training workshops and enabling Graduate Center faculty, students and staff in hands-on exploration of new technological platforms and social media tools. In addition to a lively discussion and review of the diverse and stimulating work of the fellows, their reflections can be found on their blog, ‘Tagging the Tower.’
Erin Glass, Ph.D. Candidate in English, CUNY Graduate Center
Laura Kane, Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy, CUNY Graduate Center
Micki Kaufman, Ph.D. Candidate in History, CUNY Graduate Center
Andrew McKinney, Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center
Alice Lynn McMichael, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, CUNY Graduate Center
Hillary Miller, Ph.D. in Theater, CUNY Graduate Center
Keith Miyake, Ph.D. Candidate in Geography, CUNY Graduate Center

Looking Backward / Looking Forward: Year Two of the Internet Research Team
Founded in May 2012, the Internet Research Team is a dynamic, interdisciplinary collaborative of Graduate Center students, faculty and staff interested in digital scholarship. In a roundtable, student co-founders Kiersten Greene and Collette Sosnowy (who have graduated since forming the group) will discuss its vision and success, and the direction it took. Current co-facilitators Micki Kaufman and Edwin Mayorga will discuss the group’s plans for future development.
Kiersten Greene, Ph.D. in Urban Education, CUNY Graduate Center / Associate Professor, SUNY New Paltz
Micki Kaufman, Ph.D. Candidate in History, CUNY Graduate Center
Edwin Mayorga, Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Education, CUNY Graduate Center
Collette Sosnowy, Ph.D. in Environmental Psychology, CUNY Graduate Center / Guest Faculty, Sarah Lawrence College

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"This Old Course": Remodeling Course Sites to Simplify Online Learning
Older online courses, like older homes, may have an abundance of character, but may also have broken parts, odd color schemes and it can be hard to find your way around. Panelists from School of Professional Studies explain how course renovation standardized navigation, updated the look and feel and added multimedia to increase instructor presence. Presenters share “before and after” screenshots, course planning and evaluation tools and preliminary student feedback.
Mike FitzGerald, General Education Consortial Faculty, CUNY School of Professional Studies / Professor of Philosophy, Medgar Evers College
Angela Francis, Lecturer, CUNY School of Professional Studies
Jennifer Sparrow, General Education Academic Director, CUNY School of Professional Studies

Strategies for Increasing Social Interactions in Online Courses
Well-designed online classes are as effective as traditional courses in promoting learning, but their student retention is lower. Evidence indicates this may be due to a relative lack of social engagement and sense of human presence. The workshop will demonstrate three media tools – Jing, VoiceThread and Screencastomatic – which make creation of multimedia content simple, enhance interactive communication and collaboration and foster greater engagement with the course and fellow students.
Antonia Levy, Instructional Technology and Multimedia Manager, CUNY School of Professional Studies
Ellen Smiley, Academic Director, Online BA in Psychology, CUNY School of Professional Studies

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Adopting Enterprise Content Management with Shared Services
In higher education, enterprise content management is the trending technology for information management. This model provides a foundational platform for campus-wide shared services across schools and departments. Implementing a robust solution helps institutions stay competitive and deliver better results to students and staff in a quick, easy and efficient manner. This session will highlight how colleges and universities similar to those in CUNY are benefiting from the deployment of ECM system automation to empower better decision-making, reduce operational costs and administrative demand, boost productivity and ensure compliance and information security. Beneficiaries include institutional business offices, student services and human resources.
Craig D. Bowe, Solutions Specialist l Accelerated Information Systems

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Adobe Creative Cloud for Education
Discover the hidden power of Adobe TV, the Adobe Education Exchange and free curriculum. This presentation will provide an overview and demonstrate new features that will enable students and faculty to create and repurpose content for any device, from desktops to tablets of all kinds. You'll see how the Creative Cloud apps are revolutionizing the web and democratizing digital publishing and web applications. You’ll also learn about the wealth of free learning resources and curriculum to help integrate these industry standard tools to improve visual communication and content delivery applicable to all subject areas and levels.
Steve Adler, Senior Solutions Consultant, Adobe Education

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Optimizing Existing Print Fleets and Planning for Future Deployments

This session will highlight the leveraging of existing investments in office printing hardware and software applications. Streamline asset purchases by consolidating functions and internal processes with a defined imaging policy as implemented in various CUNY units. Move beyond basic managed print concepts to drive out institutional inefficiencies. Reduce paper usage with transition strategies designed to convert documents into enterprise-ready data. Utilize project planning strategies to reduce resource requirements for emerging imaging platforms and document workflows.
Larry Bastanza, Manager of Office Solutions, Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA
Gerry Hesse, Director of Business Intelligence Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA
Keith Jaehnert, IT Solutions Consultant, Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA
Eliot Ware, Managing Director, All Covered Services

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The Amazing World of Wireless and How It Applies to You
Connectivity is everywhere. A hundred years ago, those living would find it a stretch to think of people today talking to one another with devices made of plastic and glass. Today, 50 percent of all 12-year-olds in the U.S. use that exact technology which was hard to image a century ago. As part of running any government agency – especially education – wise use of budget dollars is vital. It is critical to power people, students, teachers and faculty with technology. This session will show you the now – and the future of communications in your world.
David Bezzant, National Director, State, Local, & Education Government Sales, T-Mobile US

10:30 a.m. – Break

10:45 a.m. Keynote Presentation
Kenneth C. Green
, Founding Director, The Campus Computing Project

12:15 p.m. – Lunch (until 2 p.m.)

1:00 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions II


Disrupting Disciplinarity: New Methods for Teaching STEM Literacy
Science Forward is a new type of undergraduate flipped-classroom science seminar at CUNY that focuses on “science sense” and STEM literacy. Science Forward has been developed by an interdisciplinary team of CUNY scientists and scholars, who will use this roundtable to discuss the motivation for improving traditional methods of science pedagogy, and the challenges and advantages of working with a remarkable cross-discipline, cross-campus committee to build this novel course.
Lisa Brundage, Acting Director, CUNY Advance
Charles Liu, Associate Professor, Engineering Science and Physics, College of Staten Island
Kelly O’Donnell, Program Director, Science Forward
Mary Pearl, Associate Dean and Chief Academic Officer, Macaulay Honors College
Lorna Ronald, Honors Advisor, Macaulay Honors College at Queens College
Joseph Ugoretz, Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning and Technology, Macaulay Honors College

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Social Pedagogy in Action: The Transformative Power of Community 2.0

LaGuardia’s Community 2.0 consists of groups of students from different classes and disciplines connecting – as peers, mentors and colleagues – on various Web 2.0 platforms. Integrating pedagogy and technology, the potential for community-building has energized the curriculum with the dynamism of social pedagogies, and enacted learning and teaching in new, innovative ways. This presentation explores how our practices as educators and our students’ learning experiences have transformed through Community 2.0.
Milena Cuellar, Assistant Professor, LaGuardia Community College
Maria Jerskey, Associate Professor, LaGuardia Community College
Justin Rogers-Cooper, Assistant Professor, LaGuardia Community College
Priscilla Stadler, Instructional Design Manager, LaGuardia Community College

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Evolving in Place: Developments Within the CUNY Academic Commons
The CUNY Academic Commons team discusses its responsive, community-focused development process leading to recent user-facing innovations in the Commons-in-a-Box product and the Commons website itself, including innovative new social media and user profile capabilities, as well as the ‘cuny.is’ initiative. Such recent developments epitomize the advantages of open Commons development: its active participation in free software communities and its communication strategies as a model of platform development within the university.
Dominic Giglio, Commons Developer, BMCC
Matthew K. Gold, Commons Project Director, NYCCT & CUNY Graduate Center
Boone Gorges, Commons Lead Developer, CUNY Academic Commons
Micki Kaufman, Commons Project Manager, CUNY Graduate Center
Sarah Morgano, Commons Community Facilitator, SPS
Chris Stein, Commons Director of User Experience, BMCC
Scott Voth, Commons Community Facilitator, CUNY Academic Commons
Marilyn Weber, Commons Community Facilitator, CUNY Academic Commons

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CCNY “Academic Continuity for Emergencies” Blackboard Site
Emergencies, whether they are weather-related, health crises, terrorism or infrastructure issues, can disrupt classes for several days or longer. CCNY has developed a Blackboard site that illustrates how professors may ensure the continuation of academic activities in such emergencies. In our presentation, we will demo the site, which includes video tutorials and sample course units, and discuss how we can work together to prepare all campuses in times of emergencies.
Natalia Kapli, CETL Assistant Director, City College of New York
Bruce Rosenbloom, CETL Director, City College of New York
Issa Salame, CETL Master Teaching Fellow, Chemistry / Education Lecturer, City College of New York

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Re-inventing Course Scheduling for Success
Learn how Lehman College automated the process for scheduling courses using an open source BPM Software platform. CUNYfirst offers flexibility in course scheduling, which, in turn, demands greater attention to detail. Lehman’s new process, developed in-house, redesigns key components (workflow, strategic course offerings, approval processes) to re-invent the previously paper-driven process. The outcome is the “Electronic Course Scheduling Process” (eCSP), an efficient, low-cost, on-time automation platform for accurate schedule submissions.
Milagros Gallardo, Manager, Scheduling, Lehman College 

Jean Geiger, Manager, Scheduling, Lehman College
Yvette Rosario, Senior Registrar, Lehman College
Elkin Urrea, Web Applications Analyst, IT Division, Lehman College

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From Paper to CAST: The Secrets of CUNYfirst Security
Understanding CUNYfirst security can be a daunting task for faculty and staff that may not be familiar with the system's requirements. To address this, Lehman College has developed an adaptive approach, built in-house, using an open source business process automation tool. Come learn how Lehman has replaced a paper-based process for requesting security access with an electronic process. The new tool allows for real-time, approval-tracking and workflow notifications and reminders.
Youssry Youssef, CUNYfirst IT Associate, Lehman College, Information Technology Resources
Johnny Zephyr, CUNYfirst IT Associate, Lehman College, Information Technology Resources

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Igniting Program ePortfolios
Program ePortfolios take root in academic and professional programs with solid links to objectives that are defined and articulated at national, state and local levels. Program directors and faculty integrate student-centered ePortfolio pedagogy with curriculum design and professional community-building activities based on the shared goals. Students reflect upon and integrate learning as a key piece of their professional identity development. Brief presentations will ignite discussion of program ePortfolio strategies.
Mariette Bates, Academic Director, Disability Studies, CUNY School of Professional Studies
Leslie Lieman, Educational Technology Coordinator, School of Education, Lehman College
Juan Morales-Flores, Director of the Education ePortfolios Perkins Grant, Behavioral Sciences. Kingsborough Community College

Wesley Pitts
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Co-Coordinator, Graduate Program in Science Education, Middle & High School Education, School of Education, Lehman College
Florence J. Schneider
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 Director of the Education Program, Behavioral Sciences and Human Services, Kingsborough
Barbara R. Walters, Academic Director Sociology, CUNY School of Professional Studies & Kingsborough

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Makerspaces, Maker Pedagogy and the Promise of a Maker Commons
Makerspaces provide access to materials, tools and technologies that allow for hands-on exploration and participatory learning. They enable faculty and students across disciplines to bring ideas to life, to learn by doing and to see themselves as creators. We analyze colleges’ growing interest in makerspaces and the collaboration across institutions building makercommons.org – a web-based social network for students and faculty to share maker projects and pedagogies.
Michael Branson Smith, Assistant Professor and Director of Communications Technology, York College
Daniel Frederick Phelps, Adjunct Assistant Professor & Multimedia Facilities Coordinator, York College
Mikhail Gershovich, Lead, VOCAT Development and Marketing, Baruch College
Erica Kaufman, Associate Director, Institute for Writing & Thinking, Bard College
Tim Owens, Instructional Technology Specialist, University of Mary Washington

A Tale of Collaboration: Teaching 3D Printing Across Two Schools
This fall, Baruch students explored the changing role of 3D digital design and fabrication in design, business and society in two new courses. This talk explores the genesis of these courses that were co-developed and taught by professors from the Zicklin School of Business and the Weissman School of Arts and Science, who will also discuss the circumstances that facilitated this collaboration and the resources required from across the college.
Monica Dean, Administrative Director, Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship, Baruch College
Allison Lehr Samuels, Lecturer and Field Mentor, Management Department, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College
Zoe Sheehan-Saldana, Associate Professor of Art, Weissman School of Arts and Science, Baruch College

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Open Educational Resources @ CUNY
Open educational resources (OERs) such as free or low-cost online textbooks save students money and provide deeper engagement with and closer attention paid to course material which results in more focused teaching and learning. Library and classroom faculty who have developed, customized and used OERs will share their experiences, discussing the logistics and benefits. Information will also be provided about a CUNY-wide initiative to develop and deploy OERs.
Kathleen Collins, Associate Professor, Lloyd Sealy Library, John Jay College
Michelle Millar Fisher, Ph.D. Candidate in Art History, Graduate Center / Lecturer, Parsons and Baruch College
Steve Ovadia, Associate Professor/Web Services Librarian, La Guardia Community College
Karen Shelby, Assistant Professor of Art History, Baruch College

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Open Access to Scholarly Articles: Good Policies Ensure Good Practices
Open access (OA) to scholarly journal articles is now widely accepted as a good thing. However, it will not become the norm without policies promoting openness. This presentation looks at policies that ensure that hundreds of thousands of articles become OA every year. It also summarizes OA efforts in the New York State Legislature and at CUNY, and explains why an OA policy is critical to fulfilling CUNY’s mission.
Jill Cirasella, Associate Librarian for Public Services and Scholarly Communication, CUNY Graduate Center

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Trends in End User Computing
All organizations, especially educational institutions, have a need to support access to an array of applications and services from a wide variety of mobile and fixed devices. This includes remote access, mobile device access, intra-organization communication and collaboration, as well as guests. This trend introduces a number of unique challenges to provide a consistent user experience and support of multiple platforms – all while ensuring data security. Please join ePlus for an engaging discussion around trends in end user computing and how leveraging a holistic virtualization strategy provides the most flexibility, scalability, support and security.
Carlos Cardoso, Solutions Architect, ePlus Technology
Bill Evans, Solutions Architect, ePlus Technology

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Gain Insight into Your Data and Deliver Real-time Outcomes
In a world awash in data, it is critical for organizations to put this data to work. The challenge is that not all data is created equally. While business data continues to grow, this growth is far outpaced by the growth of both human data and machine data. Traditional business systems were never designed to manage these new forms of information, so a new approach is necessary. Hewlett Packard has addressed this issue with a new platform called HAVEn. Through HAVEn, organizations can consume this new data and generate both insight and action, in real time.
Christopher Surdak, Subject Matter Expert, Information Governance, Autonomy, HP

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Making the Most of Your Social Tools
Campus Pack is a set of simple, social and modular apps that faculty and students use every day at CUNY. Did you know you can create templates, keep all of your work in an easy-to-use personal area and export your content after graduation? Join us to uncover how Campus Pack is more than just wikis, blogs and podcasts, but also has great uses for groups, personal spaces and ePortfolios.
Hal Herzog, Co-Founder / Campus Pack Product Owner, Learning Objects
Christine Paige, Adjunct Professor, College of St. Rose / Lead Instructional Designer, Empire State College

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The Real SDN: Multi-vendor, Unified Management, Orchestrated Applications
In the CUNY system, as the student and administrative information becomes centralized through CUNYfirst, management of the campus department-specific applications becomes the centerpiece of each campus’ IT staff. Designing networks that offer best-of-breed components, cost models for the campus and virtual applications is critical. In this talk, we review best practices, deployment options and a selection of case studies from some of the 100+ universities that have started to make this transition.
Aruna Ravichandran, Vice President, SDN Strategy, Juniper Networks

2:00 p.m. – Break

2:15 p.m. – Concurrent Sessions III

Blended Learning Meets MOOCs: Education’s Digital Future!

The purpose of this presentation is to examine the influence of two developments in online learning – namely, blended learning and massive open online courses (MOOCs) – on the future of education. The major thrust of this presentation is that the pedagogical value of blended learning, combined with the scalability of MOOCs, will be major drivers in education for the foreseeable future.
Anthony G. Picciano, Professor and Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education, Graduate Center

MOOCs and Educating for Justice
This presentation will continue our conversation at last year’s conference about new trends in online education, with a special focus on MOOCs. We will analyze the structure and business model of MOOCs, discuss the design and development processes of John Jay College’s first MOOC, showcase some design and content samples and share our experience with identifying and developing a solution for our MOOC platform.
Adam Scott Wandt, Faculty Fellow for Online Learning, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Feng Wang, Director of John Jay Online, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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Life with Pi: Microcomputing in Academia
The Raspberry Pi and Arduino – inexpensive and versatile credit-card-sized computers – have been embraced by the open-source and DIY communities. The size, affordability and versatility of microcomputers make it easy to develop, deploy and replicate projects. This presentation will describe and illustrate how these powerful microcomputers are now finding an expanding range of applications in academic and library settings. The presenters will also demonstrate original, interactive applications for research and instruction.
Robin Davis, Emerging Technologies & Distance Services Librarian, John Jay Library
Junior Tidal, Web Services & Multimedia Librarian, City Tech Library
Alevtina Verbovetskaya, Web & Mobile Systems Librarian, CUNY Office of Library Services
Stephen Zweibel, Visiting Lecturer, Hunter College Library

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ePortfolio Badges and Badging
What is a badge? What is its purpose? What technologies are available for integrating badging with ePortfolio projects? How and by whom are standards for badges set? Who awards or controls the badging process? Short presentations on badging with College Quest and Mozilla will provide a context for engagement and discussion.
Joseph Bisz, Associate Professor and LMS-Badging Project Designer, Borough of Manhattan Community College
Francesco Crocco, Associate Professor and LMS-Badging Project Designer, Borough of Manhattan Community College
James Richardson, Academic Director, Communication and Media Program, CUNY School of Professional Studies / Associate Professor, LaGuardia Community College
Bruce Rosenbloom, Director, Center for Excellence in Technology and Learning, City College
Joseph Ugoretz, Associate Dean, Teaching, Learning and Technology, Macaulay Honors College
Barbara Walters, Professor and Academic Director, Sociology, Kingsborough and School of Professional Studies

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Steering Student ePortfolios through a Rip Tide of Assessment Demands
ePortfolios focused on teacher candidate professional identity and skills have transformed two Lehman College graduate education programs. But, as technology enables data collection to expand exponentially, more demands are being placed on ePortfolios as containers of assessments that meet state and national professional standards. Three years of student survey data will be shared, which demonstrates the importance of retaining social and reflective pedagogies in ePortfolios, while still meeting assessment requirements.
Leslie Lieman, Educational Technology Coordinator, School of Education, Lehman College
Wesley Pitts, Assistant Professor, Graduate Program in Science Education, Lehman College
Alexandria Ross, Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Childhood Education, Lehman College

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Open Digital Pedagogy: A Game-based Workshop with the OpenLab Team
An online space that students, faculty and staff use for coursework, clubs, portfolios and projects, the OpenLab has been a game-changer at City Tech. We’ll share compelling pedagogical examples on the OpenLab from several disciplines and engage participants through a game-based activity. Developed to address the challenges of introducing faculty to new technologies, this activity will equip attendees with tools for implementing open digital pedagogies in their own practices.
Charlie Edwards, Living Lab Project Manager, New York City College of Technology
Scott Henkle, Community Facilitator, OpenLab, New York City College of Technology
Anna Matthews, Assistant Professor, Dental Hygiene, New York City College of Technology
Andrew McKinney, Community Facilitator, OpenLab, New York City College of Technology
Kamili Posey, Community Facilitator, OpenLab, New York City College of Technology
Jody Rosen, Assistant Professor, OpenLab Co-Director, New York City College of Technology
Maura A. Smale, Associate Professor, OpenLab Institutionalization Lead, New York City College of Technology
Jenna Spevack, Associate Professor, OpenLab Co-Director, New York City College of Technology
Bree Zuckerman, Instructional Technology Fellow, OpenLab, New York City College of Technology

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Introducing VOCAT 3.0: Assessing and Teaching with Student-produced Multimedia
VOCAT 3.0 is the latest iteration of Baruch College's tool for assessing and teaching with multimedia. This workshop will explore how collaboration on designing, developing and deploying web-based video tools for teaching and assessment informed VOCAT's redesign, and engage attendees in thinking through how the new version can enhance instruction and assessment. Participants will consider how VOCAT enables students to receive feedback, evaluate their own performances and track their growth.
Zach Davis, Founder, Managing Director, Cast Iron Coding, Portland, OR
Suzanne Epstein, Interim Director, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, Baruch College
Mikhail Gershovich, Lead, VOCAT Development and Marketing, Baruch College
Julia Goldstein, Adjunct Professor, Communication Studies / Communication Fellow, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, Baruch College
Tom Harbison, Interim Assistant Director for Educational Technology, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, Baruch College
Craig Stone, Educational Technology Specialist, Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute, Baruch College
Susan Tenneriello, Assistant Professor of Theatre, Fine and Performing Arts, Baruch College
Lucas Waltzer, Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, Baruch College

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Building a Better Website with WordPress
The College of Staten Island library recently relaunched its website in WordPress. We’ll look at the site-building process from both the systems viewpoint (software installation, file structure, database administration and security issues), as well as the development view (usability and accessibility, template and homepage design, PHP calls and CSS). We’ll also share some tips, including using jQuery and CSS to replace unsecure plug-ins and backing up and updating the site.
Brian Farr, Systems Manager, College of Staten Island
Valerie Forrestal, Web Services Librarian, College of Staten Island

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Designing and Developing an Agile Web Eco-system
Engaging your target audience requires intelligently communicating your institution's brand and strategic advantages via a distributed network including email, websites, portals, social media and mobile devices. The web landscape is vast and decentralized, and aggregating content sources via a unified and cohesive strategy poses significant challenges. This presentation demonstrates how to design a flexible website architecture facilitating the publishing, sharing and syndicating of content across an organization's distributed web eco-system.
David Stevens, Manager of Web Services, Lehman College
Rasun Williams, Web Developer, Lehman College

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Brooklyn’s Waterfront as a Living Laboratory
Faculty fellows in the college’s General Education seminar develop strong general education learning outcomes for their courses using high-impact learning practices, especially place-based learning. Capitalizing on our campus’ best asset, Brooklyn’s historic post-industrial waterfront neighborhoods, fellows participate in a walking tour, enhanced by a mobile website on the college’s OpenLab. As this activity is integrated into coursework, students use the site to assess their learning and document their experiences.
Anne Leonard, Research and Pedagogy Liaison, Living Lab & Brooklyn Waterfront Research Center / Assistant Professor & Instruction/Reference Librarian, New York City College of Technology
Susan Phillip, Third-year Fellow, Living Lab / Associate Professor, Hospitality Management, New York City College of Technology

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Discuss How Wi-Fi Technologies Are Enabling Advanced Learning Curriculums
With the growth of BYOD in schools, wired-based client devices are rapidly becoming less employed in students’ learning experiences. Wireless networks have taken center stage, both for connectivity and supportive services. Join us to learn and discuss how the latest technologies, including new innovations in services for mobile devices and tracking, and location-based services, are all becoming crucial to schools that are joining the wireless revolution.
Salah Nassar, Senior Manager, Enterprise Product Marketing, Ruckus Wireless, Inc.

3:15 p.m. – Break

3:30 p.m. – End-of-Day Drawing in the Gym

Short Video Ecosystems: An Alternative to MOOCs

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