CIT Learning Center Courses

Conference on Information Technology

2000 Conference on Information Technology
November 15-18, 2000
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, CA

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10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Wednesday register now!
1. Teaching Tolerance in the Classroom: A Tour and Experience at the Simon Wiesenthal Center
Founded in November 1977, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and its world-renowned Museum of Tolerance form a 400,000 member international center for Holocaust remembrance and the defense of human rights. This Learning Center Course and tour of the museum will help educators integrate the teaching of tolerance into their curriculum. Experience the Museum of Tolerance as a workshop in human behavior, develop an understanding about teaching tolerance in the classroom, engage in dynamic discussions on the issues of tolerance, and analyze and critique a model lesson of how to teach tolerance. Participants of this session develop heightened self-awareness around issues of tolerance, techniques to manage classroom situations in ways that promote tolerance, and strategies to integrate tolerance into the curriculum. They also establish networking opportunities with other participants. Lunch and transportation are provided.

Beverly LeMay, Program Manager, Museum of Tolerance, CA

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Wednesday register now!
2. Chief Executive Officers (CEO) Technology Summit
In today's tumultuous technology world, serving as a CEO of a community or technical college can be a tall task. Providing leadership for the thoughtful integration of technology in instruction, operations, and services at times challenges even the best of presidents. Aggressive vendors, cyber-savvy students, techno-wary faculty, and digitally divided communities combined with increasingly escalating costs make the stakes for CEOs that much higher. If you're wrestling with these issues and want to join with colleague from around the world to explore key strategies that cut through the hype, the CIT CEO Summit is for you. Key technology leaders who have put strategies in place-strategies that have been recognized nationally and internationally-share core ideas and engage participants in a thoughtful dialog about the road ahead.

Mark D. Milliron, President/CEO, League for Innovation, CA; Nathan Hodges, President, Haywood Community College, NC; Steven Lee Johnson, Provost, Sinclair Community College, OH; Kathie Sigler, President, Medical Center Campus, Miami-Dade Community College, FL

8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Wednesday register now!
3. Chief Information Officers (CIO) Technology Summit
This summit is a must-do event for technology leaders and interested college administrators. Chief Information Officers from around the world explore key issues, useful strategies, and model programs pertaining to community college information technology infrastructures. The experienced facilitators of this summit share creative approaches to issues facing technology leaders, including current hot topics such as the implementation of enterprisewide software, professional development for CIOs, recruiting and retaining IT professionals, and implementing and supporting e-learning initiatives (e.g., online student support services, faculty and student support, and course management software). We invite you to join colleagues from around the world in this annual event aimed at creating a strong network of community college CIOs committed to improving the information technology systems of today while visioning for tomorrow.

Douglas Allen, Executive Director, Information Services, Johnson County Community College, KS; Ronald Bleed, Vice Chancellor Information Technology, Maricopa Community Colleges, AZ; Brian Hawkins, President, EDUCAUSE, Washington, DC; Todd Jorns, Director, Technology Services, Illinois Community College Board, IL

8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Wednesday  register now!
8:00 a.m.- 12:00 Noon, Thursday 
4. Web Design and Content Development
This 12-hour Learning Center Course offers training in the foundations of designing and developing Web content. Target audiences include: (1) those who want to learn the basics of Web page design for their own use or in preparation for teaching others, (2) those who wish to review HTML in preparation for sitting for WOW's CPW exam, and (3) existing Webmasters interested in learning more about integrating accessibility and usability into their Web design. Individuals who successfully complete this course will know the three phases of Web design (information design, site and structure design, and page design). Additionally, course participants master dozens of HTML tags (from basic tags to tags used to create links, tables, lists, style sheets, graphics, and multimedia). Throughout the course, issues related to accessibility and usability are addressed. The course also covers an introduction to JavaScript and XHTML, the World Wide Web Consortium's latest recommendation.

In addition to the 12 hours of Learning Center Course instruction, attendees participate in three hours of online preconference work and have full access to 12 hours of instructional material via WOW's Website. Participants in this course have complete online access to the instructional materials developed for the Web Server, E-Commerce, and Marketing course as well. All participants receive Prentice Hall's Foundations of Website Architecture books (3 volumes) valued at $120. This training package includes 12 hours of classroom instruction, 27 hours of online instruction, and the three books. For additional details, visit WOW.

Bill Cullifer, Executive Director, The World Organization of Webmasters, CA

8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m., Wednesday register now!
5. Using Simulations to Enhance Teaching and Learning
High-quality multimedia simulations allow students convenient access to complex processes that may be dangerous or expensive to perform live. This course offers an opportunity to learn how to find, evaluate, and effectively use existing computer simulations in your discipline. @ONE, the California Community College project, has developed this course with a team from community colleges and four-year institutions. Faculty in the sciences and mathematics will be particularly interested. Faculty members from other disciplines, college staff and faculty trainers, and instructional designers are also encouraged to attend.

Ann Koda, Director, @ONE CCC Project, De Anza College, CA; Jan Boucher, Manager, Center for Usability in Design and Assessment Lab, California State University-Long Beach, CA

8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m., Wednesday register now!
6. From an Idea to a PowerPoint Presentation in Under 30 Minutes
Participants in this course learn how the integration of text, sound, images, and full-motion video using PowerPoint can enhance an instructor's capability to deliver course content. Participants learn to prepare presentations in less than 30 minutes, including notes and audio and video files. Participants also make and edit clipart for use in their presentations. The presenters demonstrate numerous shortcuts to producing a polished final product for immediate classroom use. Bring your own preformatted disk to store your final presentation product!

Joseph Whitson, Associate Professor, Natural Sciences, St. Philip's College, TX

8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m., Wednesday register now!
7. Learning Objects: The Building Blocks of Extraordinary Online Courses
In this session, participants learn what a learning object is, how learning object can be used and catalogued into libraries, as well as how to approach the development of high-quality, peer-evaluated, competency-linked, and standards-based online learning experiences. Participants leave with solid "road-tested" approaches to building a library of learning objects, an understanding of the issues commonly faced by faculty as they approach the development of high-quality, peer-reviewed content, with hands-on experience in the most critical aspects of the development process-the identification of key learning objectives and expected competencies that together define a learning object. Finally, participants learn how other institutions are working together to build comprehensive libraries of learning objects and how they can access these resources in building their own online learning environments.

Kay Chitwood, Director, Instructional Services; David Bunnow, Manager, Instructional Services; Carol May, Associate Dean, General Studies, Fox Valley Technical College, WI

8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m., Wednesday register now!
8. Institutional, Faculty, and Student Preparedness for a Virtual Campus
In this fast-moving workshop, presenters and participants identify the requirements for a virtual campus and provide examples of these components. Additionally, they examine the institutional requirements for developing a successful online program. Participants receive information about faculty training and support, course development and management, student preparedness, program management, and policy and administrative issues. Student services issues are also addressed, including online counseling, registration, financial aid, career assessment, and tutoring. Interactive needs assessments tools are provided that measure institutional preparedness for delivering online programs, and student preparedness to enhance student success.

Paul Meyers, Director, California Virtual Campus; Matthew Hightower, Director, Cerro Coso Online; Heather Ostash, Online Counselor, Student Services, Cerro Coso Community College, CA

8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m., Wednesday register now!
9. Making Order Out of Chaos: Introduction to Course Management Systems
Online teaching with a course management system can increase time, efficiency, and productivity for instructors and students. But how do you decide which software system will best meet your institution's needs? The California Virtual Campus (CVC) has developed a set of criteria for the evaluation of course management systems. The CVC presents an overview of three major course management systems: WebCT, Blackboard, and Etudes. In this hands-on session, the strengths and weaknesses of each are discussed using the evaluation criteria. The presenters also provide a general overview of the problems of online teaching and learning and how course management systems address these issues. A set of criteria for evaluating course management systems is provided.

Andy Howard, Coordinator, Los Angeles Regional Center; Sue Roig, Assistant Coordinator, California Virtual College, Rio Hondo College, CA

8:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m., Wednesday register now!
10. The Electronic Lifelong Learning Portfolio: Innovation and Leadership in Student Decision Making
This course explores the challenges of our rapidly changing workforce and examines how PBS' Project ACCESS, the electronic lifelong learning portfolio, and the U.S. Department of Labor's career management account propose to provide innovative solutions, new directions, and leadership in the area of student decision making, credentialing, and workforce development. The session provides participants with lab-based, hands-on problem-solving activities focused on developing innovative electronic strategies to facilitate student decision making, creating portable credentialing via an electronic lifelong learning portfolio, and using career management accounts.

Jacques Dubois, Project Director, PBS Going the Distance, Brevard Community College, FL; Katherine Cobb, Associate Dean, Distance Learning, Brevard Community College, FL; Glenn Shive, Director, Board of Governors Degree Program, Governors State University, IL

8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., Wednesday register now!
11. Achieving Inclusiveness in the Digital Classroom
Learn about the possibilities, perils, and politics of digital instruction. In this interactive course, participants explore how to leverage diversity in the digital classroom, make the virtual classroom accessible to students with disabilities, harness technology to achieve optimal learning outcomes, and lead a technological evolution through team-based collaborations. This session engages participants in exploring local, regional, and statewide collaborations to optimize learning outcomes.

Martha Kanter, President; John Swensson, Faculty, English, De Anza College, CA; Carl Brown, Director, High Tech Center Training Unit, California Community Colleges, CA

1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Wednesday register now!
12. How to Make First-Rate Presentations at Technical Conferences: Tips and Techniques Revealed!
This Learning Center Course focuses on the tips and techniques needed to produce and deliver professional presentations using some of the latest technologies. Attendees learn how to (a) develop presentations geared towards the target audience and subject, (b) deliver presentations based on the session format (e.g., Forums, Roundtable Discussions), and (c) determine what features enhance or detract from the effectiveness of professional presentations. The course facilitators provide live demonstrations of do's and don'ts. To encourage an interactive experience, participants are encouraged to bring presentations or ideas for critique.

Sylvia Jenkins, Department Chair, Learning Resources Center; Jane Corradetti, Associate Professor, Information Management Systems; J.C. Malitzke, Department Chair, Computer Integration Technology; Deborah Poropat, Department Chair, Information Management Systems, Moraine Valley Community College, IL

1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m., Wednesday register now!
13. Designing Technology-Enhanced Instruction
Student-centered approaches to teaching and learning are replacing instructor-led models. Instructors are using technology as a tool and discovering new and better ways for students to construct their own learning. In this Learning Center Course, learn how to apply instructional design principles that help select which technology tools and methodologies are most effective for the established learning objectives. By the end of this training, you will understand what you need to do to create instructionally sound lessons, including conducting a needs assessment, establishing performance objectives, carrying out task analysis, and sequencing instructional strategies.

Heidi King, Instructional Designer; Karla Frizler-Octoavio, Instructional Designer, @ONE CCC Project, De Anza College, CA; Scott Vigallon, Instructional Designer, Las Positas College, CA

1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m., Wednesday register now!
14. How to Launch Successful Revenue-Generating IT Programs
This Learning Center Course provides you with the strategies and tactics you need to launch successful revenue-generating IT programs, including how to leverage multiple funding sources, maximize lab logistics, attract and retain IT faculty, provide innovative faculty training and professional development opportunities, and develop articulation agreements. Showcased credit programs include Network Support for Microsoft and Cisco certifications. An innovative fast track workforce education program that is easy to replicate, is income producing, and yields very successful outcomes is also featured.

Suzanne Marks, Vice President, Workforce Development; Sharon Carpenter, Dean, Continuing Education, Bellevue Community College, WA

1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m., Wednesday register now!
15. Be an Educational Technology Professional Using Office 2000
Want to take a course to deepen your knowledge of Office 2000? This Learning Center Course provides participants with step-by-step tutorials of word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, and publishing tools. Participants create practical materials such as flyers, certificates of achievement, posters, letters, resumes, newsletters, worksheets, grade sheets, slide show presentations, and much, much more. Come learn how Office 2000 can make you more effective in and out of the classroom. Get answers to your basic and advanced Office 2000 questions on using Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.

Annmarie Masi, Education Instructor, School of Education, Miami-Dade Community College, FL

1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m., Wednesday register now!
16. They Gave Me WebCT, Now What Do I Do?
Administration has requested that you offer your course online and has informed you that the institution has decided on WebCT as the course management interface. Now what do you do? What is a path? What is a URL? What is a Web page? What is the difference between a quiz and a survey? Participants of this Learning Center Course create a course that includes customization of the interface, development of paths and quizzes, and creation of an effective welcome page. The presenters also provide you with other information you need to start using WebCT for your own courses.

Jaqueline Artmayer, Department Head, Computer Information Systems/Tech Communications, Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, OK; Christine Ward-Waller, Webmaster, University Relations, Oklahoma City University, OK

1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m., Wednesday register now!
17. Laptops, Wireless LANs, and Wired Networks: An Infrastructure Dream or Nightmare
Have you ever dreamed that all your students had a computer and that they were configured with the same software? Have you wished that students could be on the Internet from anywhere in your school? Is your institution short on rooms for computer labs? The answer may be student laptops on a wireless LAN. This Learning Center Course explores the possibilities of Laptop Tech/University, mobile computer labs, and wireless network solutions. Participants learn the pitfalls and advantages of wireless environments, how to audit a college campus for wireless use, as well as how to set-up and deploy a wireless LAN.

Patrick Walker, Coordinator; Edward Dennis, Network Administrator, Southeast Technical Institute, SD

1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m., Wednesday register now!
18. NSF Successful Proposal Preparation and Management: View from Inside and Outside
The Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Program promotes articulation between programs at two-year colleges and four-year colleges and universities-in particular, programs for prospective teachers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology and the training of technicians for the modern workplace. This session provides expert advice from the NSF Lead Program Director for ATE and two successful grant recipients to colleges considering submitting a grant proposal. Participants discover funding opportunities, get advice on proposal writing and evaluation, and receive information on establishing partnerships and collaborations.

Elizabeth Teles, Director, Undergraduate Education, National Science Foundation, VA; Neil Evans, Executive Director, Northwest Center for Emerging Technology, Bellevue Community College, WA; Michael Lesiecki, Director, Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction, Maricopa Community Colleges, AZ

1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m., Wednesday register now!
19. Extending College E-Learning Communities Worldwide
Join two online pioneers as they detail the action steps used to design, develop, and implement comprehensive E-learning communities through collaboration with other colleges and universities, as well as business and industry. These collaborations not only address the diverse learning needs of all students, but also the acute shortage of highly skilled workers. Attendees of this Learning Center Course leave with specific action steps, strategies to avoid critical pitfalls, and strategies that foster collaboration among various organizations. Participants also have post-conference access to synchronous Web conferences and to a customized Website of concepts generated during this session.

Mary Sorensen, Associate Dean, High School Relations Division; Elaine Strachota, Online Content Coordinator, Instructional Design, Milwaukee Area Technical College, WI

1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m., Wednesday register now!
20. Creating a World Class E-Commerce Certificate Program
The creation of certificate programs that provide students the opportunity to upgrade their knowledge and skills in contemporary theory, processes, and practices of E-commerce are exploding in community colleges. In this workshop, participants learn how to implement an E-commerce certificate program from community colleges that are leading this revolution. These institutions share their experiences on the following topics: Designing an E-commerce curriculum; choosing the focus; creative industry partnering; delivery considerations and challenges; keeping curriculum up-to-date; training faculty; and Microsoft resources and support.

Laura Landau, Manager, Workforce Development, Microsoft Corporation, WA; Gemmy Allen, Professor, Business and Technology, Mountain View College, TX; F.A. (Rick) Embree, Dean, Planning and Development, Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, ON

8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Wednesday  register now!
8:00 a.m.- 12:00 Noon, Thursday 
21. Web Server, E-Commerce, and Marketing
This 12-hour Learning Center Course is appropriate for those who wish to learn more about the technical and business issues related to Website design and development. Topics include database integration, Web servers (including security issues), Web marketing, and E-commerce.

In addition to the 12 hours of Learning Center Course instruction, attendees participate in three hours of online prework and have full access to the 12 hours of instructional material via WOW's Website. Participants in this Learning Center Course have complete online access to the instructional materials developed for the
Web Design and Content Development Learning Center course as well.

Bill Cullifer, Executive Director, The World Organization of Webmasters, CA




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