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2014 Information Technology Expo - Event Schedule

Dr. Mark Taylor

Meet Generation NeXt: Understanding, Teaching and Serving Today's Students

10 – 11 a.m.
Century Theater

Mark Taylor, M.S.W, Ed.D.

Today's students have characteristics and expectations that present unique challenges to those who are charged with teaching, serving and supervising them through their university experience. They were, and are being, raised in very different social environments and have had very different formative experiences than any previous generation. Their issues with academic preparation, responsibility and self-esteem, consumer expectations, styles of interacting and use of technology can impact their learning, persistence and academic success at school, and their workplace readiness and success. This program will help faculty, staff and students understand the social, personal and academic traits and preferences our students bring to college, how these characteristics impact learning, persistence and success, and how we can work together to help students reach their educational and personal goals in the changing educational landscape.

Dr. Mark Taylor has over 25 years of experience in higher education, management and the helping professions. He has worked with over 350 schools in 46 states and provinces, made presentations at state, regional and national events, and consulted with business clients like 20th Century Fox, Wal-Mart, the University of Tennessee Hospital and the U.S. Army.

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Technology Fair

Noon – 4 p.m.
Great Plains Ballroom

Explore technologies for teaching, learning and research. Join us for a hands-on look at services and resources you can use to maximize your success in and out of the classroom.

Technology Fair Booths:

  • Puzzlemania with SMART
  • Strolling iPads
  • Tell Your Story with Tegrity
  • Green Screen: Be Anyone and Anywhere You Want to Be
  • Test Your Blackboard IQ
  • Put a Face on Your Email
  • NDSU Libraries 3D Printing Service
  • IDeaspace: How Might We Use Prototyping Tools for Ideation and Innovation?
  • Get Connected to PIVOT to Find Funding Opportunities and Faculty Expertise
  • Low Cost and Open Source Solutions in Datalogging
  • Microsoft Office Certification for Staff and Faculty
  • NDSU Bookstore Computers, Electronics and Digital Resources
  • NDSU Telecommunications and Emergency Technologies
  • Assistive Technology at NDSU
  • Advanced Applications and Statistical Consulting
  • Student Technology Services
  • ...and more! 

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Expert Panels and Demonstrations
9 – 10 a.m.

Researchers' Coffee

Whatever your research, whatever your discipline, join us for coffee and a conversation about the various services available to support your work here at NDSU. The sponsoring departments are interested in hearing about research trends in your field so that we can identify how we can better support you both now and in the future. Libraries staff will address pressing topics such as, "what can librarians (and the Library) do for you?" and, "are there potential partnerships for grants and instruction?"

10 – 11 a.m.
Century Theater

Meet Generation NeXt: Understanding, Teaching and Serving Today's Students

Mark Taylor, M.S.W., Ed.D.
Keynote Speaker

This program will help faculty, staff and students understand the social, personal and academic traits and preferences our students bring to college, how these characteristics impact learning, persistence and success, and how we can work together to help students reach their educational and personal goals in the changing educational landscape.

11 a.m. – Noon
Century Theater

Lightning Talks

Eleven units in NDSU's Information Technology Division will provide highlights of key initiatives and technology changes in their areas in rapid-fire succession during this lightning round discussion.

11 a.m. – Noon

Streaming School of Music

Kay Beckermann, Promotions Director, NDSU School of Music
Adam Kempenich, Bison Information Network General Manager (Fall 2013)

In an effort to showcase the talents of our students to high schools across the region, the School of Music partnered with the Bison Information Network to stream certain music events. The results were astounding! Please join me as I discuss the logistics involved, how we used this as a learning opportunity, results, and future plans.

11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Plains Room

Pedagogical Luncheon with Dr. Mark Taylor

Registration for the Pedagogical Luncheon is required.

The Pedagogical Luncheon series is sponsored by the Provost.

Noon – 1 p.m.
Century Theater

Data Hoarder or Data Minimalist: Which One Are You?
(View the presentation slides)

Dawn Cote, N.D. Information Technology Department
Rhonda Kitch, NDSU Registrar
Mike Robinson, NDSU Records Management Task Force Co-Chair
Chris Wilson, NDSU General Counsel

Neither a hoarder nor a minimalist be: learn how to strike the right balance for records management and compliance at NDSU. Our panel of experts from the North Dakota Information Technology Department, NDSU’s Registration and Records Department, General Counsel and the NDSU Records Management Task Force will help you define what is a record, how it should be managed and why.

Noon - 12:30 p.m.

Could You Be Certifiably Excel-lent?
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Matthew Chaussee, Technical Services Manager, Division of Finance & Administration

Learn about a new opportunity for earning official Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) credentials right here on campus! Many faculty and staff members work with departmental finances, student records data and other large data sets. Managing this data in ways that also satisfies needs for internal reporting is a tough job. Other faculty and staff members are continually looking for professional development opportunities. Here you will get a taste of some of the resources and capabilities MS Excel has to offer, as well as learn about a new professional development opportunity to hone your skills in MS Excel and other Office applications while on a path to becoming MOS certified.

12:30 – 1 p.m.

Tracking Training at NDSU
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Jim Ross, Enterprise Application Development Team Lead, Information Technology Division
Matthew Chaussee, Technical Services Manager, Division of Finance & Administration

Demonstrate and discuss Enterprise Application Development's team approach to application development using as an example the tracking of mandatory and optional training for NDSU faculty, staff and students. EAD relies on teamwork, partners and constructive feedback. Provide feedback and suggest feature enhancements to the track training application using a Qualtrics survey. A video tutorial and additional information about Track Training are available on the Enterprise Computing & Infrastructure website.

Noon – 1 p.m.

Beg, Borrow or Steal: Alternatives to Copyright in a Digital Age

Steve Beckermann, Media Technologies Consultant, Information Technology Services

The digital age has dramatically changed the ways in which we share works. It has opened doors to global collaboration opportunities and boundless access to knowledge, ideas, information and creative works. Traditional copyright does not always fit the needs of this changing world and so the world is finding alternatives that encourage sharing and collaboration while customizing the protection of intellectual property to suit individual needs. Whether you are a student, scholar, writer, composer or artist this discussion on copyright alternatives such as Creative Commons will reveal valuable resources for finding material that you can reuse as well as new ways to look at sharing your work with the world.

1 – 2 p.m.
Century Theater

Next Generation Classroom Technologies
(View the presentation slides)

Melissa Stotz, Technical Support Services Manager, Information Technology Services
Daniel Erichsen, Interactive Technology Consultant, Information Technology Services
Zachary Anderson, Classroom Technologies Specialist, Information Technology Services

Check out where we are headed with NDSU classroom technologies.  During this session, we will highlight what is coming to the new STEM building.  We will explore tools we have available today, upcoming projects, and provide case studies to illustrate advantages of using these technologies in the classroom.  Our goal is to provide the tools to assist you in meeting student learning needs.

1 – 2 p.m.

It’s Really, Really Simple: Tech Help for Your Classes and Your Career

Dusty Nelson, Account Manager, Atomic Learning

It’s online, available 24/7, quick and easy, and free for you to use. Atomic Learning’s technology training resources can help you become proficient in applications like Microsoft Office, Photoshop, SPSS, Windows and Blackboard.  You can also find help formatting your research paper and learn professional skills like writing a cover letter, interviewing techniques and navigating relational conflict.  Find out how to get access to this free resource provided by NDSU and get started with Atomic Learning today!

2 – 3 p.m.
Century Theater

Building an Interactive Collaborative Online Course: A Story of Success in Women and Gender Studies
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Ann Burnett, Director of Women & Gender Studies and Professor of Communication
Erienne Fawcett, Assistant Director, Women & Gender Studies
Alison Graham-Bertolini, Assistant Professor, English and Women & Gender Studies
Amber Rasche, Lecturer, Women & Gender Studies
Natalie Smith, Lecturer, English and Women & Gender Studies 
Dena M. Wyum, Senior Lecturer, Human Development & Family Science and Women & Gender Studies

With the objective of improving course design and execution of the online offering of Introduction to Women’s Studies, the Women & Gender Studies faculty were awarded an instructional development grant aimed at innovative use of technology for the benefit of student learning. Recognizing the benefits of formal training in instructional design and learning theory, staff in WGS engaged in a four-day summer workshop with instructional technology consultants in NDSU’s Information Technology Services department to help construct and implement an exemplary online course. This panel discussion will report on the results of this project and will also include insight on how other groups of faculty may be able to collaborate for course creation.

2 – 3 p.m.

Getting Started with Qualtrics

Available at no cost to NDSU faculty, staff and students, Qualtrics is widely used at over 1,300 major universities and by more than half of Fortune 100 businesses. Qualtrics is a gold-standard data collection and analysis software that is approved by the N.D. University System and NDSU’s General Counsel. Compared to other online survey tools, Qualtrics offers more robust features in survey building, reporting, distribution, data organization and survey analysis. Through this live session, learn more about how you can implement Qualtrics in your research, classroom or other projects. 

2 – 2:30 p.m.

Adaptive Content: Your Job Is Not to Create Web Pages

Jill Peterson, Database Applications Developer, Enterprise Computing & Infrastructure

"Thinking about where content will 'live' on a 'web page' is pretty 1999" (Lisa Welchman). During this session, learn how to create modern content with value – multiple sizes, meaningful metadata and written for reuse. Demystify metadata.  Write chunks not blobs. Decouple the idea of "what something is" from the "way that it looks," and stop thinkin​g of content as being published to one, and only one, place – what works for desktop Web simply doesn't work for mobile, social media, smart watches, etc. Learn strategies to make content that can go anywhere and everywhere because your job is not to create Web pages.

2:30 – 3 p.m.

Custom Mobile and Web Application Development
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Andrew Jacobson, Software Engineer, Center for Nanoscale Science & Engineering

Mobile isn’t the future, and it certainly isn’t just a trend. Mobile is already the status quo. Whether your application is a web app or a native app, particular attention to the user experience targeting the mobile device is requisite. A model for creating new applications for this mobile experience will be presented through examples of apps developed at CNSE with various personal, extension, and academic use cases.

3 – 4 p.m.
Century Theater

Visions for the Future of IT Services at Tri-College and Beyond

Daniel Heckaman, MSUM CIO
Dan Knudson, M-State CIO
Cloy Tobola, NDSCS CIO
Bruce Vieweg, Concordia College CIO
Marc Wallman, NDSU Interim CIO

The CIOs  of Minnesota State University Moorhead; Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead; North Dakota State College of Science, Wahpeton; Concordia College, Moorhead; and North Dakota State University will present on the IT environment of their campuses, commonalities among the five institutions, potential for collaborative efforts and what IT services each campus offers its students that are improving their classroom and overall college experience. Discussion will include an exploration of key issues in higher education, and goals and strategies for continuing the advancement of technology to support teaching, learning and research.

3 – 4 p.m.

iPads in the Classroom: The Pharmacy Department Pilot Project

Cynthia Naughton, Senior Associate Dean, College of Pharmacy
Dan Cernusca, Associate Professor Practice, College of Pharmacy
Lorna Olsen, Instructional Services Consultant, Information Technology Services

Beginning with the 2013-2014 academic year, students in the College of Pharmacy are required to purchase iPads and instructors are offered iPads to develop and implement active learning and mobile strategies in their classroom. You are invited to a “speed dating” experience where faculty, students and administrators from the College of Pharmacy and Instructional Services staff from Information Technology Services will share what they’ve learned during this first year. Each group will share short stories from their perspective and answer questions you may have about iPads in the classroom.

3 – 3:30 p.m.

Content First: Designing for Search Results

Jill Peterson, Database Applications Developer, Enterprise Computing & Infrastructure
Richard Frovarp, Senior Software Engineer, Enterprise Computing & Infrastructure

An overview of how search engines work, including NDSU Search and Google Search. Learn how you can author Web pages that can be found using search. Explore how location, sign-in, search history and other visitor factors affect search rankings.

3:30 – 4 p.m.

Online Data Collection

Jill Peterson, Database Applications Developer, Enterprise Computing & Infrastructure
Richard Frovarp, Senior Software Engineer, Enterprise Computing & Infrastructure

An overview of data collection tools available for use at NDSU. Learn what Web forms tools you should use (or not use) given your data collection requirements and the type of data you are gathering.

Schedule Updated: Sept. 18, 2014

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