TechDay 2010

Thursday December 2, 2010 (Rooms could change based on enrollment)

Time Lab 200 Lab 210 Lab 211 Lab 111
10:00 Lecture Capture
M. Quintero
Multimedia Toys At The Library
T. Gill
Hands-on Introduction to Windows 7
A. Ardolino


12:00 Lunch
  Lab 200 Lab 210 Lab 211 Lab 111
1:00 Creating in Smartboard
B. Clemente
Advanced Excel Spicing Up PowerPoint with Multimedia
T. Gill
Creating Tutorials With Camtasia
T. Rasheed

Faculty Intellectual Property Rights & Copyright Law
J. Small

Hands-on Introduction to Windows 7
A. Ardolino

Spend the day learning something new!

Technology Day is dedicated to promoting the infusion of digital technologies on campus. Sessions will provide a hands-on introduction to technologies that can be used to enrich your work and personal lives. Each session will focus on a different technology. In most cases, no prior experience with the technology is assumed (see below for more details). Attend as many sessions as your time and interest allow.

This year there are 1,2 and 3 hour sessions, allowing some subject to be explored in further depth..

Attendance is limited for each session due to the lab restrictions. Therefore, it is recommended that you reserve a place in the workshops that you wish to attend by calling Katie (X-5357). Walk-ins will be accommodated on a space available basis. (Staff must get permission from their supervisor to attend.)


10:00 – 12:00

Lecture Capture – Mike Quintero, Becky Clemente and Caroline St. Clair
What is lecture capture and how can it be used it to enhance student learning
? Can I use it to do blended learning? If I want to record supplemental lectures for my students to view for enrichment is this something I should investigate? I have to miss a class because of a conference, can I pre record my lecture and put it on Blackboard? I've been asked to speak at a Chamber of Commerce meeting, but I have a conflict. Could I use this to cover one? I have a lot of athlete missing my Friday class, can I record my Friday class and put it online for student to review later? Attend this hands-on session and find the answers to these and more questions. See a quick demonstration recorded by Mike.

10:00 – 12:00

Multimedia Toys at the Library – Tom Gill

Adding still photos, audio clips and videos to your classroom presentations is easier than you think. This two hour, hands-on session will focus on some of the multimedia "toys" available for use through Oesterle Library.  Through the use of digital still cameras, digital voice recorders and flip video cameras, participants will learn how to capture still photos, video and audio, transfer them to a computer, and utilize the multimedia files in an assortment of ways. Each participant will have the opportunity to create a short video, an audio clip and a small collection of still images

10:00 - 11:00 / 2:00 – 3:00

Hands-on Introduction to Windows 7 – Anthony Ardolino

If you haven't gotten up to speed with Windows 7 yet, save some time and frustration and attend the hands-on overview of this new OS. Learn its new features and paradigms.

   1:00 – 2:00

Creating Tutorials With Camtasia – Thomas Rasheed

Are you getting tired of wasting precious class time demonstrating how to do something on the computer? If someone misses class, then you have to spend office hour time going over it again. Wouldn't it be great if there was a quick and easy way to create a little training video that displayed the computer screen's contents while you narrated instructions. Well wish no more. Camtasia will allow you to create training videos that can be easily placed on Blackboard or on your website. Come and learn how.

   1:00 – 2:00

Advanced MS Excel 2007 – Jonathan Pickering
Topics will include importing Excel objects into Word documents; the =VLOOKUP() function; the Data Analysis Toolpak add-in, particularly the Histogram option; Pivot Tables; and importing nonstandard characters. Familiarity with Excel basics will be helpful: creating, opening and saving workbooks; creating functions using cell-references; graphing; =IF() function.

    1:00 – 4:00

Creating in Smartboard – Rebecca Clemente
Learn how to create notebooks for your courses that can augment your lecture or discussion style.  This will include creating notebooks “on the fly” and developing notebooks before a class session.  Also, learn how to make notebooks that are accessible to your students after a class session.  This will be a working session so bring material (or have access to course files on your F:\ drive) so that you can get a start on developing Smartboard notebook materials.  No previous Smartboard experience is necessary. 

     1:00 – 2:00

Spicing Up PowerPoint with Multimedia – Tom Gill
Are your PowerPoint presentations dull?  Are you flipping back and forth from your presentation to a video or audio CD? Why not spice them up by adding a little multimedia directly to the presentation.  Learn to add video clips, audio and Youtube videos to your PowerPoint slides, and have them play within a slide or across them all.  Some familiarity with PowerPoint

2:00 – 3:00

Faculty Intellectual Property Rights & Copyright Law – John Small

An overview of Intellectual Property rights and issues, focusing specifically on the nature of copyright and the academy. The final third of the program will address specific issues brought up by those in attendance.

2:00 – 3:00

Moodle Show and Tell – D. Horner, G. Thalman, M. Quentero CANCELED

Moodle is a free open source course management system, similar to Blackboard. NCC is considering replacing Blackboard with Moodle. A group of faculty piloted Moodle Fall term. Come and see a demonstration of their Moodle courses and hear faculty talk about their experience with it compared with Blackboard. If time permits, you can even take Moodle for a short test drive..