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2013 Information Technology Expo - Event Schedule

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Keynote Address

11 - 11:50 a.m.
Century Theater

NDSU Information Technology Roadmap (Watch the video)
Marc Wallman, NDSU Interim Vice President for Information Technology

Explore technology trends in the information technology industry, across higher education and at NDSU. Learn about industry trends including cloud computing, mobility, device proliferation, connectivity, and consumer technologies. Discuss new issues in higher education, including massive open online courses (MOOCs), growing challenges related to storing, transporting, protecting and sharing big data, and new efforts to mine and analyze institutional data to improve student success. In the context of these trends, Marc Wallman will share goals and strategies for continuing the advancement of technology to support research, academics and outreach at NDSU.

Technology Fair

Noon - 5 p.m.
Great Plains Ballroom

Join us for a hands-on look at information technology for teaching, learning and research. Learn from IT Division staff and campus partners as they showcase technology that can benefit your work.

Presentations, Panels and Demonstrations

Noon - 12:20 p.m.

Rose Room

3D Printing for Teaching, Research and Design
(Watch the video)
Ben Bernard, Architecture & Landscape Architecture

Learn how easy it is to convert digital models to physical items, why this new technology will empower both instructors and students, and where it fits into specific curricula and research. Attendees will get hands-on experience with the MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printer and discover the fundamentals of 3D design.

 

12:30 - 12:50 p.m.

Rose Room

Wireless Updates and Solutions: Eduroam, XpressConnect and NDSU Limited (Watch the video, View the presentation slides)
Richard Frovarp, Senior Software Engineer, Enterprise Computing & Infrastructure

Learn about updated wireless solutions and ways to get connected at NDSU. With Eduroam, NDSU faculty, staff and students have access to secure wireless at hundreds of institutions around the world, including some regional institutions. Updates to NDSU Limited provide faculty and staff with more power and flexibility in granting guest access to wireless on campus.

 

Hidatsa Room

Group Decision Center Interactive Demo: Electronic Discussion of Active and Flexible Learning Spaces
Linda Charlton-Gunderson and Jerry Olson, Group Decision Center

The use of electronic discussion in the GDC maximizes the efficiency of a group by allowing everyone to share ideas simultaneously and anonymously. Using technology and skilled facilitators, the GDC assists with focus groups, strategic planning, problem solving, decision-making and consensus building. During this interactive demo, share your ideas about the value of implementing active and flexible learning spaces at NDSU.

(Note: You have three opportunities to participate in this interactive demo – at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., or 4 p.m.)

 

1 - 1:50 p.m.

Century Theater

Advanced Technologies to Support International Collaboration (Watch the video)
Panel Discussion

Apply the technology tools and resources available through our global research and education networks, which ensure optimum quality, security and interoperability with other tools, to support academics and research. This presentation demonstrates the use of some of these collaborative tools as NDSU faculty pursue collaborations in teaching, learning and research with Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.

 

1 - 1:20 p.m.

Rose Room

Desktop Support: 10 quick tips to make the most of your IT (Watch the video)
Lincoln Bathie, Manager of Desktop Support, Information Technology Services

 

1:30 - 1:50 p.m.

Rose Room

Using NDSU’s Online Marketplace to Collect Registrations and Process Payments (Watch the video)
Carrie Petersen, Business Analyst, Customer Account Services

NDSU faculty and staff are invited to attend this presentation to learn how to utilize Marketplace – an eCommerce solution to securely collect event registration information and process payments.

 

Hidatsa Room

Group Decision Center Interactive Demo:
Electronic Discussion of Active and Flexible Learning Spaces
Linda Charlton-Gunderson and Jerry Olson, Group Decision Center

The use of electronic discussion in the GDC maximizes the efficiency of a group by allowing everyone to share ideas simultaneously and anonymously. Using technology and skilled facilitators, the GDC assists with focus groups, strategic planning, problem solving, decision-making and consensus building. During this interactive demo, share your ideas about the value of implementing active and flexible learning spaces at NDSU.

(Note: You have three opportunities to participate in this interactive demo – at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., or 4 p.m.)

 

2 - 2:50 p.m.

Century Theater

Active and Flexible Learning Spaces (Watch the video)
Panel Discussion

Classroom space has a significant impact on learning. During this session, explore different approaches to creating active and flexible learning spaces to accommodate  learning styles and increase student engagement. Learn from instructor and student perspectives about the benefits of adapting learning spaces to support interactive pedagogies. Panel members include: Dr. Tim Peterson, Associate Dean in the College of Business; Ludvik Herrera, Distance and Continuing Education Creative Director; and Robbie Lauf, student body president. 

 

2 - 2:20 p.m.

Rose Room

An Introduction to Server Virtualization (Watch the video)
Nate Olson, Manager of Enterprise Systems, Enterprise Computing & Infrastructure

In the past, providing a new IT service often required purchasing and deploying a server, which is a labor- and time-intensive process. Server virtualization reduces the need to purchase a server for every new IT service. During this session, learn about server virtualization fundamentals, and learn how the IT Division is using server virtualization to lower costs and provide new IT services in a more agile manner.

 

2:30 - 2:50 p.m.

Rose Room

CMS Updates: A First Look at What's Coming Soon to NDSU's Web Content Management System 
(Watch the video, View the presentation slides)
Jill Peterson, Database Application Developer, Enterprise Computing & Infrastructure

 

3 - 3:50 p.m.

Century Theater

Communicating and Collaborating with Microsoft Lync 
(Watch the video)
Panel Discussion

 

3 - 3:20 p.m.

Rose Room

Still Monkeying around? Get started using Qualtrics
(Watch the video)
Linda Charlton-Gunderson, Group Decision Center

Take a tour of Qualtrics and learn how to set up an account, establish custom branding for your surveys, and use different question types and answer choices to gather the data you need. The session will provide the very basics of Qualtrics in a nutshell. NDSU now has a university site-wide license for Qualtrics, enabling faculty, staff and students to create and distribute surveys and generate reports free of charge.

 

3:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Rose Room

Responseware: Classroom Polling Solution for Mobile
Melinda Caban, Turning Technologies

Melinda Caban from Turning Technologies will present an overview of response solutions, including ResponseWare, which allows students to use their own smartphone or laptop as a response device. This is your opportunity to learn about response technology and discover how clickers and ResponseWare can help transform your classroom. Assess learning anywhere at any time. 

 

4 - 4:20 p.m.

Rose Room

Read & Write Gold: Tools for Reading, Writing, Studying and Research (Watch the video)
Anita Hanson, Disability Services

Read & Write Gold is an award-winning literacy software that can help NDSU students of all ages, abilities and learning styles to improve reading, writing, research and study skills. It also includes a variety of tools that benefit English Language Learner users who may struggle with reading fluency, comprehension and word pronunciation. In this demonstration, learn how to use the toolbar, which seamlessly integrates with common applications including Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Adobe Reader, Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer, to navigate the many features within Read & Write Gold. NDSU now has a university site-wide license for Read & Write Gold, making the tool free for students, faculty and staff to use on campus and at home.

 

Hidatsa Room

Group Decision Center Interactive Demo:
Electronic Discussion of Active and Flexible Learning Spaces
Linda Charlton-Gunderson and Jerry Olson, Group Decision Center

The use of electronic discussion in the GDC maximizes the efficiency of a group by allowing everyone to share ideas simultaneously and anonymously. Using technology and skilled facilitators, the GDC assists with focus groups, strategic planning, problem solving, decision-making and consensus building. During this interactive demo, share your ideas about the value of implementing active and flexible learning spaces at NDSU.

(Note: You have three opportunities to participate in this interactive demo – at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., or 4 p.m.)


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