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November 14-17
Minneapolis
Convention Center

For more information contact
Ed Leach (480) 705·8200

Hosted by:
Minnesota State
Colleges and Universities

Future Conference Dates:

November 17-20, 2002
Long Beach, California

October 19-22, 2003
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Learning Center Courses

The Learning Center features intensive courses and workshops on some of the latest innovations and best practices used in community colleges. Participants receive continuing education units (CEUs) for completing each course and can expect to take home a body of practical knowledge and applications. Participation in Learning Center Courses requires an additional registration fee of $100 per 3-hour course, $150 per 6-hour course, and $295 per 12-hour course.

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12-Hour Learning Center Course
(Please note special time and price)

 
Wednesday, November 14               8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. 

and
Thursday, November 15                   8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

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1. Web Design and Content Development
This Learning Center Course offers hands-on training in the Web design and HTML skills required of Web professionals. Specific topics include the three phases of Web design and HTML hard coding, including everything from basic coding to tables, lists, frames, and cascading style sheets. Accessibility and legal issues are also addressed. Individuals who successfully complete this course (i.e., attend the 12 hours of conference instruction and complete a post-course website project) earn a certificate of completion that qualifies them to advance to the next step of Certified Professional Webmaster certification. Regardless of their level of experience, participants can use this course to increase their knowledge, hone their skills, and demonstrate their competency.

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

 

Full-Day Learning Center Courses

 
Wednesday, November 14               8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  
 
2. LeagueSedona Edge: Larger Technology Issues

The goal of this Learning Center Course is to assist educational leaders in understanding new developments in multimedia; the merging of education, technology, and entertainment; and future changes. The presenters also facilitate the exchange of ideas and innovations with educational leaders and industry changes agents and examine the impact that technology is having on educational leadership. Modeled after the successful Sedona Conference, this Learning Center Course also closely examines leadership issues and considers solutions to reenergize and revitalize leaders, employees, and students. Registration for this course is by invitation only.

Mark David Milliron, President/CEO, League for Innovation in the Community College, CA; Paul Elsner, Chancellor Emeritus, Maricopa Community College District, AZ

 
Wednesday, November 14               8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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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, discuss useful strategies, and review model programs pertaining to community college information technology and infrastructure. The summit's experienced facilitators share creative approaches to issues facing technology leaders, including current hot topics such as integrating ERP Systems (e.g., middleware, workflow, XML); emerging technologies (e.g., voice over IP, PDAs, wireless solutions); and strategic technology planning (e.g., funding issues, refresh, security). 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 College District, AZ; Brian Hawkins, President, EDUCAUSE, Washington, DC; Todd Jorns, Director, Technology Services, Illinois Community College Board, IL; Jackie Zelman, Vice Provost, Information Systems, Miami-Dade Community College, FL

 

Morning Learning Center Courses

 
Wednesday, November 14               8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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4. Laptops, Wireless LANS, and Wired Networks:
    An Infrastructure Dream or Nightmare?

Have you ever dreamed that all your students had computers that were configured with the same software? Have you wished that students could access the Internet from anywhere on your campus? Is your institution short on rooms for computer labs? This Learning Center Course explores the possibilities of Laptop Tech/University, mobile computer labs, and wireless computer solutions. Participants learn the pitfalls and advantages of students having laptops in a wireless environment, how to audit a college campus for wireless use, and how to setup and deploy a wireless LAN.

Edward Dennis, Network Administrator, CIS/IT, Southeast Technical Institute, SD

 
Wednesday, November 14               8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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5. Facing the Challenges of the 21st Century: 
     Issues and Trends for Library Professionals

What is the biggest challenge facing LRCs and library professionals across the country? Paying for and using technology? Library instruction? Distance learning? Perhaps it's organizational structure and job descriptions or justifying LRC space in a time of "virtual libraries." Or maybe it's finding qualified staff in a seemingly diminishing pool of candidates. During the summer of 2001, a national survey was administered to determine the issues, challenges, and trends that are dominating LRCs across the nation. The data from that survey are shared and discussions address the key issues with a focused dialogue on identifying solutions and best practices.

Peter Genovese, Associate Vice President, Curriculum and Program Development, Monroe Community College, NY; Sylvia Jenkins, Assistant Dean, Teaching and Learning, Moraine Valley Community College, IL

 
Wednesday, November 14               8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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6. Internet-Based Testing Solutions

Participants learn how to use an Internet-based testing tool, including publishing, delivery, and evaluation. The course includes descriptions of what works and what doesn't work in this delivery system. Although only one testing platform is presented, information about others is made available. Participants leave the course with hands-on experience that will facilitate future decisions on using the Internet to deliver a variety of assessments. This Learning Center Course is appropriate for instructors of technology-mediated or Web-based courses, instructors and administrators of distance education programs, campus technology coordinators/facilitators, and other interested individuals.

Alec Testa, Director of Assessment, Academic Affairs, Western Governors University, UT; Amy Bennett, Manager, Distance Learning, Prometric, Inc., MD

 
Wednesday, November 14               8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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7. E-Portfolio: Evidence of Learning

Learn the power of e-portfolios to provide evidence of learning by creating your own e-portfolio. Cascadia Community College is using electronic portfolios as a way for students, faculty, and staff to document their learning. This lab-based, hands-on session allows participants to build an e-portfolio as a dynamic assessment tool. Participants are given materials used by Cascadia Community College and are asked to bring their resume or vitae on a PC floppy disk.

Peggy Moe, Associate Dean, Professional and Technical Education; Brian Bansenauer, Founding Faculty, Business and Information Technology; David Ortiz, Founding Faculty, Communications and Technology, Cascadia Community College, WA

 
Wednesday, November 14               8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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8. Institutional, Faculty, and Student Preparedness for a Virtual Campus

In this hands-on, fast-moving Learning Center Course, presenters and participants explore the requirements for a virtual campus and examine the institutional requirements for developing successful online programs and accreditation guidelines. Participants receive information about faculty training and support, course development and management, student preparedness, program management, and policy and administrative issues. Student support services issues are also addressed, including online counseling, registration, financial aid, career assessment, and tutoring. To enhance student success, interactive needs assessment tools are provided that measure institutional, student, and faculty preparedness for participating in online programs.

Paul Meyers, Professor, CVC4 Project Director, California Virtual Campus Region 4; Matt Hightower, Director, Cerro Coso Online; Heather Ostash, Online Counselor, Student Services, Cerro Coso Community College, CA

 
Wednesday, November 14               8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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9. What Administrators Need to Know About Technology: 
     Getting Ahead and Getting Ready

Staying on top of the technology curve is a challenge for all administrators in colleges today. Knowing how to lead successful technology initiative marks the difference between a strong administrator and one who may be perceived as technologically weak. This Learning Center Course provides concrete suggestions for action that can be taken back to individual campuses for implementation. Through discussions and group collaborations, a seasoned technology leader helps administrators position themselves and their organizations for the future. Topics include technology trends, planning, organizational change, policy development, business partnerships, and funding.

Barbara Gellman-Danley, President, Antioch University McGregor, OH

 
Wednesday, November 14               8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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10. Implementing Technology in Community College Mathematics Courses

This fast-paced Learning Center Course should especially benefit those individuals interested in distance learning and the role content plays in decreasing the Digital Divide. Course participants are engaged in using materials and learning objects for teaching and learning mathematics. Discussions and demonstrations of applying emerging technologies, the role and function of educational technology on future learners, and integrating multimedia into instruction are included. The examples are drawn from mathematics materials currently being used on the Internet and in laboratory settings. Participants are engaged in hands-on course activities using various technologies.

Ed Landesman, Executive Consultant; Miriam Landesman, Consultant, Academic Systems, CA

 
Wednesday, November 14               8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

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11. Taking Home a Bag of Tricks Useful in Online Teaching

Instructors often "steal" effective lesson ideas from one another. Returning home with a tested bag of online teaching tricks will help facilitators of online learning be more effective. This session should particularly benefit users and providers of new teaching ideas. Participants learn from the online teaching experiences of the presenter and their fellow participants. Participants of this Learning Center Course go home with useful lessons to use in their online courses.

Barbara Solberg, Midwest Senior Champion, Learning Partners Group, WebCT, ND

 

Afternoon Learning Center Courses

 
Wednesday, November 14               1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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12. The Well-Connected College: The Future of College Teaching Technology

In this fast-moving, hands-on workshop, participants identify the use of technology in the well-connected college and work with examples of these components, especially wireless student and faculty devices. Participants learn how to plan, budget, implement, and support truly ubiquitous technology. Examples and results are drawn from five years of combined experience at Floyd College (2,000 FTE) and Salt Lake Community College (24,000 FTE). Participants complete an informative workbook that addresses how to determine if your college is ready for this paradigm shift; how to determine if the college can afford the changes; how to train, prepare, and support students, faculty, and staff; and how to provide connectivity without increasing the Digital Divide. Note: This workshop is an excellent companion to the Laptops, Wireless LANs, and Wired Networks Learning Center Course.

H. Lynn Cundiff, President; Robert Teague, Associate Vice President, Information Technology; Larry Maughan, Director, Communications Support, Salt Lake Community College, UT

 
Wednesday, November 14               1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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13. Digital Research: A Crash Course for Faculty

Preparing students to become information literate and proficient users of electronic resources is an important initiative on many college campuses. However, many faculty members are not satisfied with the information literacy and research skills of their students and frequently express concern over what they see as excessive uses of the World Wide Web for research assignments. Recent research indicates that teaching faculty often give inappropriate assignments geared toward print access and outdated resources. This highly interactive hands-on session helps faculty hone their digital research skills, shows them ways to work with the Internet rather than against it, fosters critical thinking skills, and offers ideas for creating assignments that encourage the use of a variety of information sources. Concerns about the proper citation of sources and plagiarism are also addressed.

Deborah Robinson, Head, Electronic Resources Program, Nimitz Library, United States Naval Academy, MD; Melisandre Hilliker, Head Librarian, M.M. Bennett Library, St. Petersburg Junior College, FL

 
Wednesday, November 14               1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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14. Online Proficiency Testing

The University of Phoenix offers proficiency testing in math, English, and critical thinking in an online, Internet-based format. The system has been in effect for over three years, and more than 60,000 students have been tested. In this Learning Center Course, the presenters demonstrate how the system works, provide opportunities for participants to take the tests, and illustrate the management and statistical data reporting process. The presenters also provide information about the system's availability to and appropriateness for community colleges.

Elizabeth Tice, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs; Mary Alexander, Director of Operations, University of Phoenix, AZ; George Madden, President, Chariot Software, CA

 
Wednesday, November 14               1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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15. Develop Your Web Toolkit: Attitude, Macromedia Software, and Proven Results

Participants of this Learning Center Course receive hands-on experience with Macromedia Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and Flash, with additional references to other audiovisual and 3D software. This course not only answers the question, "What are these tools?" but also "When do I use them?" The focus is on educational applications, not on software for its own sake. Tutorials for use before and after the session are provided on a supporting website. An impressive variety of models for effective Web-enhanced learning are reviewed, including student projects, interdepartmental collaborations, learning communities, hybrid courses, and faculty-developed learning interactions. The presenters also provide practical, proven motivational approaches to nurture personal and institutional change toward more effective uses of technology for instruction.

Eric Kraus, Assistant Professor, Developmental Studies, Sinclair Community College, OH; William Struhar, Professor, Psychology, Sinclair Community College, OH

 
Wednesday, November 14               1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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16. Designing and Implementing a Multicampus, Multiphase
       Comprehensive Technology Plan

This presentation showcases San Jacinto College's three-phased technology planning process designed to identify and address the gap between the current level of technology available to users and their technology needs. Participants learn the processes of implementing planning committees, prioritizing recommendations, identifying funding, and implementing the plan. Included are the guidelines for determining the capability of local technology personnel to support district-wide technology initiatives. This session should particularly benefit those individuals who are interested in discussing the challenges of successfully planning for and implementing technology on their campus. Participants receive a CD-ROM containing the SJC technology plan as well as sample planning documents and forms. Following the conference, participants will be able to access a course website to interact with presenters and other participants through synchronous and asynchronous discussions.

Niki Whiteside, Director, Distance Learning; Bill Lindemann, Vice Chancellor, Instruction, San Jacinto College, TX

 
Wednesday, November 14               1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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17. Database Basics

This Learning Session Course explores the basics of databases and should benefit those who work with or plan to work with relational databases. Participants learn what databases are and how they can be used, common database terminology, and various components of database programs including tables and reports. This session is an interactive lecture with participants answering questions to move the class forward.

Karen Iverson, Sales/Marketing, Adult Computer Education Center, The Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

 
Wednesday, November 14               1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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18. Politics, Power, and Potential

Based on the pioneering work by the Minnesota legislature, this Learning Center Course focuses on effective interactive processes and innovative approaches to shaping public policy in any state and on campuses. The presenters create opportunities for educational leaders to engage in dialogue with state legislators and explore how to shape public policies that advance the quality and availability of e-learning opportunities. Political and educational leaders explore the challenges confronting states in defining strategic public policy, fostering innovative learning initiatives, and supporting creative leadership. This Learning Center Course benefits educators seeking alternative processes to working collaboratively with political leaders to create optimal e-learning futures and e-student services. The course is organized around key political questions identified by participants prior to the conference via an interactive website, as well as questions that emerge during the course.

Linda Baer, Senior Vice Chancellor, Academic and Student Affairs; Dennis Nielsen, Interim President, Southwest State University, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, MN; Monica Manning, Executive Officer, The Nova Group, MN

 
Wednesday, November 14               1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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19. Take Your Students from Here to Career: 
       Microsoft's Workforce Development Roadmap

Participants in this session learn how to get started with Microsoft's new workforce development program. Encompassing Microsoft technologies from office productivity to networking and software development, this session prepares your institution to provide your students with the skills they need for productive careers. With practical advice from community college faculty members, Microsoft provides a roadmap to certifications and faculty resources for delivering highly successful programs and provides information about how to work with local businesses in getting hands-on work experiences and internships for students. This session should particularly benefit those individuals responsible for workforce development.

Diana Carew, Manager, Workforce Development and Community College Relations; Janie Schwark, Manager, .NET Academic, Microsoft Corporation, WA

Wednesday, November 14               1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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20. Does IT Harm or Help Community, Communication, and Connectedness? Applying Hallowell's Work in Departments and Institutions

"We need to regain our sense of community and improve communication between learners and teachers" is a recurring theme heard during TLT Roundtables. Many of us in higher education are so underprepared and overextended that we have difficulty coping with the pressures to implement new educational options offered by information technology. This session introduces Edward Hallowell and his powerful ideas about connectedness, including the importance of enabling more people to connect more effectively with each other and with their departments, institutions, and intellectual communities. Specific suggestions are provided for developing departmental and institutional programs based on Hallowell’s concepts for using information technology to support and evaluate connectedness programs.

Edward M. Hallowell, Founder, The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health, MA; Steven Gilbert, President, TLT Group, Inc., Washington, DC; Patricia D. Fenn, Consultant, Teaching and Learning Strategies, Oakland Community College, MI
 

 

12-Hour Learning Center Course

(Please note special time and price)

 
Thursday, November 15               1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
and
Friday, November 16                     8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Register now!

 
21. Web Server and Security

This Learning Center Course provides hands-on training in technical issues related to website management. Participants learn the concepts of setting up a Web server and related security issues (i.e., hacking, snooping, and virus control). Individuals who successfully complete this course (i.e., attend the 12 hours of conference instruction and complete a post-course website project) earn a certificate of completion that qualifies them to advance to the next step of Certified Professional Webmaster certification. Regardless of their level of experience, participants can use this course to increase their knowledge, hone their skills, and demonstrate their competency.

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