1999 C.I.T. The Learning Center

1999 Conference on Information Technology


Learning Center courses are intended to supplement the conference program with in-depth coverage of current topics in information technology provided by recognized leaders in the focus areas.

These courses are all scheduled for Wednesday, October 20, are offered in an extended full-day or three-hour format, and require an additional registration fee. 

NOTE: * Indicates hands-on sessions conducted in computer labs & enrollment is limited to two attendees per computer station.


8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


1.  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 country explore key issues, useful strategies, and model programs pertaining to community college information technology infrastructures. The experienced facilitators of this summit help provoke creative and fruitful exploration of answers to the issues facing technology leaders, doing so from various legal, social, political, technical, and economic perspectives. We invite you to join national and international colleagues in this second 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.

Steve Johnson, Provost, Clearwater Campus, St. Petersburg Junior College, FL; Doug Allen, Executive Director, Information Services, Johnson County Community College, KS; Ron Bleed, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, Maricopa Community Colleges, AZ; Conferlete Carney, Chief Information Officer, St. Petersburg Junior College, FL

2. * The Web Wizard Workshop: Web Authoring In A Day
In one day, you can complete a condensed version of the Johnson County Community College three-day Web Wizard Workshop that trains faculty to build Web documents. In this full-day, hands-on lab workshop, participants will learn Web programming basics and receive a complete set of handouts covering Microsoft FrontPage and Macromedia Fireworks.

Jonathan Bacon, Academic Director, Educational Technology Center, Rory Ann Dyrness, Senior Educational Technology Analyst, Brandon Henry, Senior Educational Technology Analyst, Jeff Kosko, Senior Educational Technology Analyst, Robert Sindt, Senior Educational Technology Analyst, and Linda Stewart, Senior Educational Technology Analyst, Johnson County Community College, KS


8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


3.  Learning Resource Center (LRC) Technology Summit
This course is the inaugural offering of a technology summit designed for academic leaders who are concerned with the future direction of the Learning Resource Center at their institutions and the impact learning resources should have in supporting students’ technology needs. Included in the session is an examination of how libraries/LRCs are managed, budgeted for, and upgraded in the networked environment. In addition, the presenters will lead discussions regarding how to provide support to traditional and virtual students, the effect of distance learning on document delivery, copyright issues, and vendor contracts, and the growing importance of the library/LRC as IT campus leader.

Peter Genovese, Director of Libraries, Educational Technology, Monroe Community College, NY; Sylvia Jenkins, Department Chair, Learning Resource Center, Moraine Valley Community College, IL

4.  Enhancing Credit And Noncredit Curricula: Implementing Microsoft Office User Specialist Certification And Beyond
Is your college interested in offering IT certifications? This Learning Center course takes participants through each step of the implementation process using the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS) program as an example. While this workshop is not a MOUS training session, participants will learn how to (a) apply the latest methods of incorporating certification testing in any curriculum, (b) remove departmental barriers, (c) provide professional development opportunities for faculty and students, (d) leverage new grant opportunities, and (e) enhance the MOUS program once implemented. Join members of the League for Innovation’s Network for MOUS Certification and hear implementation success stories you can duplicate.

Barbara Campbell, Academic and Channel Manager, NIVO International, UT; Gerardo E. de los Santos, Director of Programs, League for Innovation in the Community College, CA

5.  Chief Student Services Officers (CSSO) Technology Summit
As technology continues to present new opportunities for connecting the various components of student services with the instructional and workforce sides of community colleges, it also presents unique and complex challenges. This summit is designed for chief student services officers to actively discuss current and emerging technologies that specifically impact registration and advising, financial aid, and counseling. To this end, participants should be prepared to engage in a compelling exchange of experiences and ideas that will help guide future planning and implementation of technology in student services.

Tony Summers, Vice President, Student and Institutional Effectiveness, Richland College, TX

6.  Leading A Teaching, Learning, And Technology Roundtable (TLTR) And Making The Best Of CIT
This workshop is designed to meet the needs of leaders and co-leaders of existing TLTRs, whether their ongoing roundtables need to advance more rapidly, find new strategies and programs, or revive from a slump. Even with a local TLTR already launched, many colleges find they still need: (a) a better structure to sustain collaboration among campus professional support services, (b) more resources to address the "support service crisis," (c) a more coherent program for assessing the educational impact of technology, (d) better ways of meeting the educational needs of those with disabilities, and (e) a framework for evaluating and implementing distance and online education programs. In this highly interactive session, the TLT Group will address these issues and many others facing leaders of community college TLTRs. Under the guidance of experienced TLT Group leaders, participating colleagues will share cases, diagnose each other’s campus problems, and develop practical solutions. [Up to 2 members of a TLT Group Roundtable Network subscribing institution can register for this Learning Center course at no charge.]

Steven W. Gilbert, President, The TLT Group, Washington, DC; F. Eugene Brown, Division Chair, Sciences and Applied Technology, Northern Virginia Community College, VA; and Rick Duet, Nicholls State University, LA

7.  Taking Your Online Course To The Next Level
This session is designed for faculty members who already have some experience with distance learning and online courses. Participants will receive information regarding advanced ideas on designing, implementing, and facilitating a distance learning course. The presentation offers specific strategies for tackling topics ranging from encouraging collaboration among scattered distance students to testing and other evaluation methodologies to the changing role for faculty to that of mentor, facilitator, coach, and intellectual guide. This session will enable you to make educated decisions about technology, help you to better interact with your students, and assist you in developing a learning environment for all students that provides them with a strong, quality experience and establishes an opportunity for them to succeed.

Vernon Smith, Faculty Chair, Foreign Languages, Rio Salado College, AZ; Judy Lever-Duffy, Professor, Education and Technology, Miami-Dade Community College, FL

8. * XML: The Next Generation In Online Learning 
XML provides the next generation of Web programming. XML makes it easier to define document types, author and manage documents, and transmit and share them across the Web. Information content can be richer and easier to use because the hypertext linking abilities of XML are much greater than those of HTML. XML reduces editing time and allows faculty members to develop courses based on students’ needs rather than HTML’s capabilities. This course focuses on how to adapt existing HTML-based courses to XML, how to develop new courses using XML, sample student projects, potential employment opportunities for students, and an approach to getting trained to use XML.

Carey Kelly, Instructor, Digital Media, West Valley College, CA

9.  Committed To The Future: Moving Beyond The Technology Plan To Action Steps
How to actualize the technology plan once it is ready for implementation is a major challenge facing community college leaders. Participants in this Learning Center course will brainstorm with two pioneers of the technology change process ways to deliver their institution’s technology plan by producing action steps that involve every stakeholder. Participants learn how to implement a technology plan by prioritizing, establishing timelines, identifying resources, creating action steps, and assigning responsibilities.

John Birkholz, President, Mary Sorensen, Associate Dean, Milwaukee Area Technical College, WI

10.  Sizzle Vs. Substance: How To Select Off-The Shelf Courseware
Off-the-shelf, technology-based training can be the most cost-effective component of your organization’s overall training program. The idea of training your staff on-demand, anytime, and anywhere, has led to tremendous industry growth and mind-boggling choices. If you are involved in training for skills, sooner or later you will look at purchasing off-the-shelf, technology-based training courseware. Participants in this course will strategize about viable training approaches that can be exceptionally effective for their organization. In addition, participants will learn how to find the right courses for their organization based on course availability and quality.

Dorman Woodall, Manager of Training/Sales, NETg, NC

11. * Adobe Photoshop For The Community College Professional
Designed for the community college instructor or curriculum developer, this hands-on mini-course offers training on practical applications of image editing in an instructional environment with Adobe Photoshop 5.5 Basics. This hands-on session includes the manipulation and preparation of images for a community college department Web site, which includes working with layers, color correction, painting, color modes, and saving files as GIFs and JPEGs. Participants are given handout materials they can take home and use for self-paced practice training.

Stephen Romaniello, Faculty, Communication Graphics, Pima Community College, AZ


1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


12. * The Development Of A Comprehensive Virtual Campus
This fast-moving workshop identifies the components of a comprehensive virtual campus and provides examples within the Cerro Coso College model. This course covers the development of the virtual campus concept and its organizational structure; methods of ensuring educational quality through faculty training, mentoring, and peer review; day-to-day program management requirements of an online program; and methods for meeting the needs of students, improving retention, and program quality. This intensive course also demonstrates the course template, and addresses course development and management, class communication, and innovative tools for maintaining both synchronous and asynchronous communication between students and teachers. It unveils Microsoft’s education add-ons to FrontPage that facilitate more effective course design and management. Student services issues are addressed, including the role of the online counselor, development of effective online registration, matriculation enrollment processes, as well as how financial aid, basic skills, and career assessment are handled online.

Paul Meyers, Professor of Art, Matt Hightower, Professor of Computer Science, Coordinator of CCONLINE, Heather Ostash, Online Counselor, Student Services, and Lori Olivera, CCONLINE Program Manager, Cerro Coso Community College, CA; Roberto H. Bamburger, Faculty Development Initiatives Manager, Education Customer Unit, Microsoft Corporation, WA

13.  Starting A Teaching, Learning, And Technology Roundtable (TLTR) And Making The Best Of CIT
This course involves participants in a series of tasks and background information prepared by the TLT Group to help colleges develop and launch their own local TLTRs (Teaching, Learning, and Technology Roundtables). TLTRs enable a wide range of faculty members, academic support service professionals, academic administrators, and other key institutional constituents to work together more effectively and focus institutional resources on improving teaching and learning with technology. This session will focus on how community colleges can effectively bring TLTR development processes back home. Participants will be introduced to the TLTR concepts, case studies, and tasks–and will have opportunities to continue their progress through online activities hosted by the TLT Group. In addition, participants will also be guided to specific sessions within the CIT based on their TLTR-related needs.

Steven W. Gilbert, President, The TLT Group, Washington, DC; Pat Fenn, Principal Consultant, Teaching and Learning, Oakland Community College/SCT, MI; Mindy Young, Director, North Campus, Southern State Community College, OH

14. Community College Trustees: What Trustees Need To Know About Technology
This three-hour workshop is especially tailored to provide community college trustees with a comprehensive overview of the impact of the technology revolution on higher education and the major issues facing community colleges after three decades of heavy investment in technology. A panel of technology-savvy community college representatives and higher education researchers will share insights from research and practice with trustees interested in creating policies to support appropriate and effective technology use in two-year institutions for the 21st century.

Cindra Smith, Director, Trustee Education, Association of Community College Trustees, Washington, DC; Kenneth C. Green, Executive Director, Campus Computing Survey and Visiting Scholar, Center for Educational Studies, Claremont Graduate School, CA; Fred Gaskin, President, Ted Edmiston, Jr., Trustee; and Robert Arthur, Trustee, Cerritos College, CA; Cindy L. Miles, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, League for Innovation in the Community College, CA

15.  Chief Academic Officers (CAO) Technology Summit
Join chief academic officers and division deans for a compelling discussion of technology challenges and opportunities associated with managing teaching, learning, and technology in the community college of the 21st century. As academic leaders, the exponential rate of growth of technology in the classroom necessitates a balance between providing broad, effective instructional delivery formats and realistic budgeting and manageable technology infrastructures. Be prepared to engage in an active exchange of ideas, common concerns, and creative solutions from the perspective of chief instructional officers. Join in the discussion of topics such as prioritizing technology investments and the impact of technology on teaching, learning, support staffing, and intellectual property.

Herlinda Coronado, Vice President, Academic and Student Development, Richland College, TX

16.  Taking The Skies With E–Commerce: Swan Or  Gooneybird?
E-commerce and Web mastering are the up-and-coming career choices. Learn how your institution can develop online and classroom courses for these two 15-hour certificates following the model piloted by Chattanooga State Technical College, a leader in asynchronous learning. The presenters will share their experiences, ups and downs, and pitfalls they discovered as they shaped this exciting, new dimension in education.

Lawrence Miller, Vice President, Institutional Advancement, Betty Spaulding, Associate Professor, Business and Information Services, Chattanooga State Technical College, TN

17.  Distributed Leadership For Distributed Learning: An Online Course Team Model
This team presentation illustrates a distributed leadership model for online course delivery and administration. The comprehensive Monroe Community College/State University of New York Learning Network team is configured in a way that parallels the best practices of an online learning experience in its student-centered, collaborative, comprehensive, action-oriented, and nonhierarchical approach. Participants will be heavily involved in this interactive session. Experience the intricate, interrelated processes involved with online course development and delivery. Become a part of the interactive "distributed learning team," and take part in an actual online course case study. Through simulations, role-playing, and virtual views, the team takes you through the interconnected web of online course planning, training, development, implementation, and evaluation. Key concepts like comprehensive collaboration, team instructional design for Web-based delivery, and the role of online and campus-based technical support are emphasized. The goal of this participative course is to illustrate the value of using a distributed leadership model to plan, implement, and evaluate distributed learning initiatives.

Marie Fetzner, Assistant to the Vice President, Educational Technology Services, Donna Cox, Chair, English/Philosophy, Terrance Keys, Assistant Director, Instructional Technology and Professional Development, Bobbi Lubinsky, Assistant Vice President of Curriculum, Randall Rezabek, Instructional Designer, Professional Development, Monroe Community College, NY; Eric Fredericksen, Director, SUNY Learning Network, Advanced Learning and Information Systems, SUNY, NY

18.  Exploring The Legal Issues Of Copyright In Cyberspace
The rapid pace of cyberspace evolution has far surpassed the ability of policymakers to keep up with associated guidelines, laws, policies, and user/designer rights. This Learning Center course presents and explores issues of Internet copyright, fair use guidelines, intellectual property, and academic integrity and security. Faculty, staff, and administrators will find this active discussion compelling and practical for helping their institution and students navigate the ever-changing continuum of cyberspace.

Mary Lou Mosley, Senior Associate Dean, Instruction, Donna Rebadow, Faculty, Health, Wellness, Psychology, and Personal Computers, Paradise Valley Community College, AZ

19.  A Partnership To Prepare And Certify Webmasters
World Organization of Webmasters (WOW) and the California Community Colleges have partnered to develop a unique Webmaster instructional program. This session combines a partnership overview, a CD-ROM and Web site demonstration, with comprehensive review of the WOW instructional curricular components. A detailed, interactive discussion of needed curriculum components linked to Webmastering skill sets using the Accelerated Multimedia Program curriculum as an example and a discussion of the certification process are included. Participants learn partnering techniques, compare their colleges’ capabilities in training for this high-demand career, and receive handouts on WOW, the Education Alliance, and ED>Net’s New Media/Multimedia Initiative, as well as a CD-ROM of the Department of Labor Accelerated Multimedia Program (including the full curriculum package).

John Avakian, Director, New Media/Multimedia Initiative, ED>Net, California Community Colleges, CA; Bill Cullifer, Executive Director, World Organization of Webmasters, CA; Bob Cumming, Director, Accelerated Multimedia Program, Department of Labor, CA