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2011 Winter ICT Educator Conference

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

 

Friday, January 7, 2011

 

Welcome Remarks and Keynote Speaker

10:30 - 11:20

11:30 -12:20

2:30 - 3:20

3:30 - 4:20

4:30 - 5:20

 

 

Keynote Speakers

10:30 - 11:20

11:30 -12:20

2:30 - 3:20

 

January 6 Welcome Remarks and Keynote Speaker
January 7 Keynote Speakers

 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

10:30 - 11:20

Room 821  
Top IT Skills Needed in 2011 and Beyond

Alan Rowland, Business and Development Manager, CompTIA Education to Careers

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Room 818  
Best Practices for Synchronous Online Instruction

Blaine Morrow, Project Director CCC Confer

 

Room 817

NSF and Computational Thinking: Transforming Education Through Innovative Thinking

Gary Hartley, Dean Instruction and Technology Folsom Lake College, Folsom, CA

 

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EMC Academic Alliance and Tools for Teaching Information Storage and Management

Kim Yohanan, EMC Academic Alliance Manager

 

Room 516

NuMediaCareers: Online Industry./Education Collaboration for Next Generation Digital Media Professionals

Mike Starkey, Instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

 

Room 819

Using Greenfoot to Introduce Java Programming

Robert Cohen, Wellesley High School and BATEC

Thursday, January 6, 2011

11:30 - 21:20

Room 821  
Bringing Mobile Phone Development to the Classroom

Kenny Spade Microsoft Evangelist

 

Room 818  
Are you Teaching the IT skills Today's Employers are Seeking in Employees?

Douglas Spindler, Instructor, Diablo Valley College, Orlando, CA

 

Room 817

The Power of Podcasting

Donna Eyestone, Instructor, City College of San Francisco, Alamdea, CA

 

Room 514

VMware IT Academy and Virtual Labs with NETLAB+ by NDG

Dave Nelson, WMware IT Academy Program Director

Richard Weeks, President NDG (NETLAB)

 

Room 516

Bridging with Bootcamps - ICT Pathway

Richard Grotegut, Instructor, Silicon Valley ICT Collaborative/Ohlone College

 

Room 819

Making Progress Through Partnerships - A Case Study in Information Technology and New media Education

Bill Cullifer, Director, WhyITNow

 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

1:30 -2:20

Room 821  
Teaching ICT with Simulations, Performance Assessment, and Games

Dennis Frezo, Senior Manager, Cisco Systmes

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Room 818  
Open Geo for Educators: Setting a Place at the Table for Open Source GIS

Christine Bush, Instructor, Ohlone College, Freemont, CA

 

Room 817

@One Project- Technology Training and Certification

Donna Eyestone, Instructor, City College of San Francisco, Alameda, CA

 

Room 514

Applying Lab-Centric Pedagogy to Enable More Interactive Computing Courses

Craig Persiko, Instructor, City College of SF

Michael Clancy, Senior Lecturer, Computer Science Division, UC Berkeley

Dr. Nathaniel Titterton: Research Specialist, EECS Dept. at UC Berkeley

 

Room 516

IT Education in a Mobile Society

David Keathly, Instructor, University of North Texas, Denton TX

 

Room 819

The iPhone SDK and Apple Student Cocoa Camp

Gabby Snyder, Sophomore Computer Science Student, Mt. Holyoke College

Thursday, January 6, 2011

2:30 - 3:20

Room 821  
What is STEM Curriculum? Understand Techniques Used to Define, Align and Adopt STEM Curriculum

John Bjerke, Cisco Systems Area Academy Manager

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Room 818  
Tales from the Trenches: Scenario Based Learning - a reflection and Conversation

Judith Frederickson & Cathy House, Instructors, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV

 

Room 817

Digital Literacy: Global Standards for Education and the Workplace

Cora Landy, International Computer Driver's License, ECDL Foundation

 

Room 514

Support for Community Colleges Wanting to Build Skills in DB2 Database Technology for the Workplace

Glen Mules, IBM

 

Room 516

Ethical Hacking: BackTrack 4 and Metasploit

Sam Bowne, Instructor, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

 

Room 819

Top Tech Teaching Tools for Instructors

Douglas Spindler, Instructo,r Diablo Valley College, Orinda, CA

Thursday, January 6, 2011

3:30 - 4:20

Room 821  
Web Professional Education and Training Best Practice Roundtable

Bill Cullifer, Director, World Organization of Webmasters

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Room 818  
Don't Let the Experts Tell You PowerPoint Sucks

Tom Kuhlmann, VP Community, Articulate, Lakewood, VA

 

Room 817

Bring Back Pen-to-Paper Personalization in the Digital Age

Judith Frederickson & Cathy House, Instructors, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV

 

Room 514

Blending Online Communities and National Resource Repositories

Brian Ausland, Administrator, CADRE, Chico, CA

 

Room 516

Security Education Using Visualized/Remote Labs

Erich Spengler, Director, Center for System Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA), Palos Hills, IL

 

Room 819

e-Portfolios Demonstrate Accomplishments

Vicki Suter and Lisa Buschmann, California Virtual Campus

Thursday, January 6, 2011

4:30 - 5:20

Room 821  
How to Effectively Partner With Industry to Advance Workforce Development

Brad Quisenberry, Senor Program Manager, Oracle Academy

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Room 818  
Share and Share Alike: Finding and Authoring Open Textbooks

Una Daly, Associate Director, College Open Textbooks, Foothill College, Los Altos, CA

 

Room 817

MOUSE Squad of CA: Student Tech Leadership Meets ICT

Jan Half, Program Director, Mouse Squad of California, South San Francisco, CA

 

Room 514

Using OPNET IT Guru for Computer Networking Education

Sathya Narayan, Instructor, California State University, Monterey Bay Seaside, CA

 

Room 516

Improving Student and Educator Outcomes with Online Collaboration Tools

James Jones, Director, MPICT

Michael McKeever, Instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma, CA

 

Room 819

Visualization of Data

Eliazar Martinez, Instructor, El Centro College

Friday, January 7, 2011

10:30 - 11:20

Room 821  
Password Attacks and Defenses

Mark Ciampa, Assistan Professor, Western Kentucky University

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Room 818  
iOS: Designed for the Future

Charles Du, Apple Computer Mobile Solutions Consultant

 

Room 817

What do National Science Foundation Grant Have in Common with Other Federal Grants? More than You Might Think.

Laura Qaissaunee, Director, Grants Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ

 

Room 514

STEM Girls Grow Confidence With Technology

Susan Caley Opsal, Instructor, Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, IL

 

Room 516

Teaching Students Windows 7 Tips, Tricks and Hints

Bill Saichek, Instructor, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA.

Friday, January 7, 2011

11:30 - 12:20

Room 821  
Adobe Resources in Education: Improving Student and Educator Outcomes with Online Collaboration Tools

Nell Hurley, Program Manager, Adobe Systems

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Room 818  
Getting Started with iOS Development

Charles Du, Apple Computer Mobile Solutions

 

Room 817

Accessibility And Course Design Considerations For Instructors And Course Designers Using MOODLE Learning Management System

Nora Scully, Accessible Technology Training Consultant, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

 

Room 819

SIGITE IT Model Curriculum

Deborah Boisvert, Director, BATEC ATE Center, Boston, MA

 

Room 516

Teaching Voice Over IP on the Cheap

Bill Saichek, Instructor, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

Michael McKeever, Instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma, CA

 

Friday, January 7, 2011

1:30 - 2:20

Room 821  
Not Your Father's Textbook: E-Book, the iPad and the Self-Publishing Revolution

Michael Qaissaunee, Instructor, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ

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Room 818  
Self - Managing Student Teams

Elaine Haight, Instructor, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA

 

Room 817

Using Surveys to Improve Retention of Female Students

Donna Milgram, Director, Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS), Alameda, CA

 

 

Room 514

Introducing Microsoft's MTA Classess and Certification Only for Community Colleges

Douglas Spindler, Instructor, Diablo Valley College, Orinda, CA

Room 516

Getting Started with IPV6 (Part 1)

Sam Bowne, Instructor, City College of San Francisco

 

Friday, January 7, 2011

2:30 - 3:20

Room 821  
Academic Alliance Rock! News from Juniper Networks

Nic Xenos, Academic Alliance Manager, Juniper Networks

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Room 818  
The CompTechS Program: Computer Refurbished and Reuse Translate to Student Success

Linda Yepiz, Lab Instructional Coordinator, De Anza College

 

Room 817

A Decade of Goals: Joining the JSPAC to Create Lasting Change!

Elizabeth Wallner, Consultant, Joint Special Population Advisory Committee (JSPAC)

 

Room 516

Getting Started with IPV6 (Part 2)

Sam Bowne, Instructor, City College of San Francisco

 

SESSIONS

DESCRIPTION

Top IT Skills Needed in 2011 and Beyond

Alan Rowland, Business and Development Manager, CompTIA Education to Careers

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Recent and compelling research regarding the up-and-coming skills IT professionals will need, including emerging technologies, hiring trends – and where CompTIA certifications fit. CompTIA program update including continuing education program and our updated certifications and new exams, such as the advanced security certification.

Join CompTIA in an informative session on recent and compelling research regarding the up-and-coming skills IT professionals will need. Gain insights on emerging technologies, hiring trends – and where CompTIA certifications fit. Learn about CompTIA’s continuing education program and our updated certifications and new exams, such as the advanced security certification. Leave this session with an understanding of the latest IT trends and how you can prepare your students for success in the IT workforce.

Best Practices for Synchronous Online Instruction

Blaine Morrow, Project Director CCC Confer

 

 

This presentation will demonstrate best practices for using Web conferencing to deliver instruction, including use of the audio tool, Web cam, chat tool, archives, whiteboard, application sharing, etc. for engagement and effective content delivery. It will also focus on keeping students engaged, dealing with emergencies, and tone-setting.

Using CCC Confer (Elluminate), instructors have demonstrated best practices for delivering engaging online courses. This presentation demonstrates, with actual video content of accomplished instructors and their testimonials, these practices and the rationale for using them.

The Audio tool will be demonstrated, with tips for choosing a headset, using (and valuing) silence, increasing social presence, explaining visuals, and controlling student interactions.

The Web cam tool will be discussed, including when its use is appropriate, how to demonstrate with a Web camera, lighting and positioning, and the use of props.

The Chat tool will be demonstrated, including discussion of who uses chat online, how to "seed" the chat room, monitoring chat comments, and using chat as a quick assessment tool.

Archives will be discussed, including how to use archives to extend class time, how to edit archives and make them portable, how to use a "secret word" in an archive.

The presenters will also demonstrate practices that set the tone for online classes, circulate among students, acknowledge students' presence, keep things moving, emphasize time on task, recover from disasters, dispense privileges, and getting training and support.

NSF and Computational Thinking: Transforming Education Through Innovative Thinking

Gary Hartley, Dean Instruction and Technology Folsom Lake College, Folsom, CA

 

 

Join us for this comprehensive workshop designed to provide participants with tools to meet Perkins requirement and Core Indicators and identify & meet the needs of students in Information Technology and other Career Technical Educational programs. All participants receive FREE resources that will help them create change in their schools.

This workshops Learning Outcomes include:

Given the rules and regulations of Perkins IV, participants will be able to do the following by the end of this workshop:

• Analyze data for program planning, evaluation and improvement using Perkins IV & Core Indicators;
• Discover the steps students should take as they select educational program or career; and
• Identify the Root Causes of and Strategies for addressing the internal, situational, and school based barriers that prevent students from being successful in CTE programs & occupations.

EMC Academic Alliance and Tools for Teaching Information Storage and Management

Kim Yohanan, EMC Academic Alliance Manager

 

 

Learn how you can enhance student career prospects in the world of IT through the EMC Academic Alliance program that provides the technology-based Information Storage and Management (ISM) course. This course covers information storage technologies including storage networking, business continuity, virtualization, security, and management.

In this session you will:

* Learn what the EMC Academic Alliance program has to offer members including faculty training, Instructor PPTs, product simulators, and secure web portals for faculty and students.
* Have an opportunity to use the EMC Navisphere Manager Simulator which simulates configuration and management activities of EMC CLARiiON Storage Systems. Activities include provisioning storage to the host, configuring disaster recovery options and staging data for online data backups.
* Learn about 3 open source software tools (Iometer, Openfiler and FreeNAS) that faculty are using for hands-on lab activities to support the ISM course.

NuMediaCareers: Online Industry./Education Collaboration for Next Generation Digital Media Professionals

Mike Starkey, Instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA

 

 

Navigate an online multimedia platform where students create dynamic portfolios; industry posts projects, jobs, and internships; faculty share course materials and dialogue. The future of job placement and career connections.

Presentation will include a full live demo of this innovative system that allows students to be matched—via a data base system, based on career categories and specific skill sets, with jobs, internships, and projects posted by employers. With detailed search functions, students and employers can pinpoint direct matches between skills offered and skills needed. Participants will be able to log in and tour the website, create profiles and test the search functionality. These customized searches provide candidates that meet the predetermined expectations and identified qualifications stated by the employer to see only those unique listings posted. Attendees will learn how to get involved with this unique, multiple college online digital media career community service for connecting employers and qualified student applicants. Session attendees will receive a free one-year membership to NuMediaCareers.

Using Greenfoot to Introduce Java Programming

Robert Cohen, Wellesley High School and BATEC

 

In this presentation, we introduce the Greenfoot programming environment. Greenfoot allows fast development of games and simulations in Java. It provides a gentle and appealing way to introduce novice programmers to Java. Our experience has been that students love working on Greenfoot projects. There is an active community of instructors teaching with Greenfoot and a rich collection of teacher resources.

We will explore Greenfoot programming by developing a project in Greenfoot. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop with Greenfoot installed. See http://greenfoot.org for details.

Bringing Mobile Phone Development to the Classroom

Kenny Spade Microsoft Evangelist

 

 

Keeping students interested in software development is a problem that must be addressed in order to increase enrollment and retention rates. In this session, I will be discussing the new Windows Phone 7 platform, development tools, resources, and programs available to faculty and students, and walk through application development.

In this session, I will walk through the Windows Phone 7 platform, including our developer tools, resources, educational materials, and academic programs, as well as discussing how you can get access to Windows Phone 7 hardware for your classroom and students. I will also go through the development of a sample application and a sample game, and talk about ways you can implement mobile phone development in your existing curriculum. Finally, I will discuss the Windows Phone Marketplace, and go through the steps you can take to help your students submit their applications, turning their classroom projects into a way they can begin making money or turn their ideas into a startup.

Are you Teaching the IT skills Today's Employers are Seeking in Employees?

Douglas Spindler, Instructor, Diablo Valley College, Orlando, CA

 

 

Join us for a panel discussion with IT hiring managers from the San Francisco Bay Area as they share with you the job skill they are seeking in today’s IT employees. Hear what skills they will be looking for in IT employees over the next 2-5 years. Discuss with them your college’s IT to see if it is meeting their requirements to get students employed. We are hearing from hiring managers they are having a difficult time finding qualified candidates that have the skills they need. Instructors are encouraged to share with the panel concerns students have about careers in IT. Bay Area companies are looking for interns and have had little success, hear why.

We encourage college instructors to use this opportunity to compare skills being taught in your colleges IT against the skills today’s employers are seeking in potential employees.

The Power of Podcasting

Donna Eyestone, Instructor, City College of San Francisco, Alamdea, CA

 

 

Have you ever heard about podcasting and wondered how it could enhance student learning? Hear (and see) some inspiring examples of audio, video and enhanced podcasts, both student and faculty created! Learn about some free apps and some amazing resources available to all CA CCCs to produce, publish, and caption your media. Trust me, you won't need a fancy studio to do it—your PC or Mac will do just fine!

After 5 years of teaching podcasting to faculty throughout CA, I've got lots of ideas and tips to help you and your students making engaging multimedia content with minimal equipment and production time. Hear lots of examples and stories from the trenches. See how to turn your Confer archives into a podcast! Be inspired to create something new.

VMware IT Academy and Virtual Labs with NETLAB+ by NDG

Dave Nelson, WMware IT Academy Program Director

Richard Weeks, President NDG (NETLAB)

 

 

NDG is partnering with the VMware IT Academy Program to provide NETLAB+ support of their worldwide training program. The use of NETLAB+ will provide an enormous opportunity for educational organizations seeking a highly scalable, cost effective solution to offer access to the technology required for the VMware IT Academy Program, which introduces students to VMware technologies and equips them with valuable VMware technical skills.

In this session you will learn what VMware IT Academy has to offer and the seamless way that NDG has provided a virtual lab solution that performs exactly the way it would on native hardware, but with all of the power and ease of use and unparalleled cost saving of NETLAB+. You will see this solution through the eyes of the instructor and the student through real labs that will be demonstrated in the session.

Organizations who wish to offer the highly sought-after VMware IT Academy Program curriculum often face a financial challenge. A significant amount of physical hardware is needed in order to adequately provide students with the necessary equipment access both within the classroom and outside the classroom for assignments and practice. This requires a financial commitment that may be beyond the budget of some 2-year colleges and technical schools.

In the NETLAB+ pod design for the VMware IT Academy vSphere 4 Install, Configure, Manage Course (ICM), all lab components are 100% virtualized (i.e. ESXi-in-ESXi) to achieve a high pod to physical host ratio, at a significantly lower cost point relative to traditional delivery of ICM. Using virtualization and the sharing and scheduling capabilities of NETLAB+, each student (or team of students) has access to their own set of virtual equipment, which they may maintain exclusive use of throughout the course

Bridging with Bootcamps - ICT Pathway

Richard Grotegut, Instructor, Silicon Valley ICT Collaborative/Ohlone College

 

 

Build bridging activities for secondary ICT students to provide a critical connection on the pathway from high school to college. Host an "ICT Summer Institute" on your college campus and make that connection. Learn how to provide an intensive and exciting bootcamp to your prospective first year students, to prepare them to earn the CCENT certification and, in some cases, give those students their first experience on a college campus.

Ohlone College has hosted ICT Summer Institutes for the past two years. Enthusiastic high school students from around the region have taken time during their summer break, to work together on a common goal of getting certified. Jane Bana, 2009 graduate, said, “I earned my CCENT certification at the summer institute and now have my CCNA as well.” Randy Van, from Lowell High School, achieved his CCENT certification in 2010 saying, “I have never studied so hard for a test.”

 

Making Progress Through Partnerships - A Case Study in Information Technology and New media Education

Bill Cullifer, Director, WhyITNow

 

 

To compete, effective partnerships must be established and strengthened. Stakeholders must come together to significantly improve secondary and post secondary education and inspire in students a desire for life long learning. To that end, this session’s presenters will cover key insights in developing and nurturing business and community partnerships and relationships that can have direct impact on student outcomes, learning experiences and success.

In the last two decades there has been a significant change in the competitive global landscape, and the next ten will likely prove to be even more challenging. Despite the best efforts by many dedicated professionals and multiple success stories, the United States is not adequately preparing students with the skills required for employment in the new millennium. China, India and other emerging markets, on the other hand, are exceeding U.S. investments in the areas of innovation and job creation.

To compete, effective partnerships must be established and strengthened. Stakeholders must come together to significantly improve secondary and post secondary education and inspire in students a desire for life long learning. To that end, this session’s presenters will cover key insights in developing and nurturing business and community partnerships and relationships that can have direct impact on student outcomes, learning experiences and success.

Topics wills include:

• Barriers and Opportunities in IT and New Media education
• Keys to establishing an effective partnerships
• Achieving desired results with emerging pathway approach
• Steps identifying an recruiting industr

Teaching ICT with Simulations,
Performance Assessment, and Games

Dennis Frezo, Senior Manager, Cisco Systems

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Simulations, performance assessment, and games for teaching ICT skills are the focus of qualitative and quantitative educational research being done by the Cisco Networking Academy. The latest technology updates and research on the Packet Tracer simulation and visualization software, Packet Tracer-based performance assessments, and Packet Tracer-based games will be presented.

We at the Cisco Networking Academy are currently engaged in a spectrum of educational research to document the impact of simulations, performance assessment, and games in teaching and learning ICT skills. Recent work on the Packet Tracer simulation and visualization software, Packet Tracer-based performance assessments, and a Packet Tracer simulation-based game, Aspire (formerly known as Network City; a strategic simulation and quest game for building networks and developing ICT and entrepreneurship skills), are presented. Our approach to interaction design of educational experiences will be briefly summarized, as will be the updates on the latest innovations in Academy software. Early results from a variety of investigations will be shared, pointing the way towards emerging best practices and collaboration possibilities.

Open Geo for Educators: Setting a Place at the Table for Open Source GIS

Christine Bush, Instructor, Ohlone College, Freemont, CA

 

 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a logical inclusion in the ICT domain because they are the result of a practical implementation of information and communications technologies. The Global Positioning System (GPS) uses radio signals, atomic clocks and satellites to pinpoint location; databases and wireless technologies to process, store and transfer data. GIS uses geometry, XML and web servers to analyze and share geo-data. In so doing, we can ask spatial questions about almost anything in the macroscopic world.
GIS is relevant across disciplines and should be implemented into curriculum as a basic research tool available to any student or faculty member with a library card with the goal of someday becoming a general academic requirement.
The OpenGeo Enterprise Suite provides a complete, open source toolset for storing, processing and retrieving geospatial data. In this presentation, I provide several scenarios for cross-discipline interactions using OpenGeo, highlighting the role of ICT in each.

@One Project- Technology Training and Certification

Donna Eyestone, Instructor, City College of San Francisco, Alameda, CA

 

 

Are you ready to start teaching online, or take your skills to the next level? Find out more about @One's online courses, certification program, and trainers bureau. @One provides a cost-effective way to learn new skills to teach ICT courses - from pedagogy, to new cool tools, and lots of tips.

@One offers courses, workshops, seminars, certification and community in the areas of instructional skills, technology skills, basic computer skills, and leadership skills. Find out more about this project that has made learning new skills fun, affordable, and convenient. Whether you're looking for quick inspiration through our Lunch-and-Learn desktop seminars, or 3-day hands-on training at our institutes, or a fully-online 4-week course, you can expect to learn something new along with other faculty. With the trainers bureau you can even have our first-class trainers come to your campus and train all your faculty on their home turf. And our new certification program might be just what you need to move forward your career.

Applying Lab-Centric Pedagogy to Enable More Interactive Computing Courses

Craig Persiko, Instructor, City College of SF

Michael Clancy, Senior Lecturer, Computer Science Division, UC Berkeley

Dr. Nathaniel Titterton: Research Specialist, EECS Dept. at UC Berkeley

 

 

The lab-centric approach emphasizes hands-on, interactive activities in supervised settings while de-emphasizing lecture. We'll present our research and experience teaching programming courses using this approach at UC Berkeley, and give you a chance to try the class activities yourself.

In a lab-centric class, students engage in a myriad of beneficial pedagogical practices, including embedded assessments and collaborative activities while receiving frequent feedback, as they work through online materials. This approach promises a myriad of benefits for community colleges, including better student outcomes on learning, retention, and transfer to four-year college; development of skills for industry; easier integration of novice instructors; and a more learner-centered focus that can better accommodate diverse learners.

We will present the results of research done on the effectiveness of this lab-centric approach with undergraduate CS courses at the University of California at Berkeley, and share what we've learned and how it works in practice. Then we'll give you a taste of the experience of a student in a lab-centric class - showing you how the activities are structured, etc. and giving you a little time to work through some sample activities.

IT Education in a Mobile Society

David Keathly, Instructor, University of North Texas, Denton TX

 

 

The session will focus on the increase role of mobile devices in our society and the impact that has on the educational landscape. Engaging students using their tools of choice will become an increasingly important goal for most educational venues and this session will address tools and techniques to accomplish this engagement

As our society becomes increasingly reliant on mobile devices for communicating and accessing information content, new challenges are created for educators in general and IT educators in particular. This session will discuss some approaches and tools for incorporating mobile devices in the classroom, and educating students in the creation of mobile device applications and the management of mobile devices in the larger context of the IT enterprise. Hands-on demonstrations of tools and techniques will engage the participants, so bring your favorite mobile devices!

The iPhone SDK and Apple Student Cocoa Camp

Gabby Snyder, Sophomore Computer Science Student, Mt. Holyoke College

 

Traditionally, web browsing on mobile devices has been clumsy and unsatisfying. The iPhone has changed all of that, providing a web-browsing experience that approaches the desktop computer experience.This session provides an overview of iPhone and iPod Touch programming. Presenter will demonstrate the iPhone SDK and discuss using in lectures, class discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on projects, enabling students to quickly begin building simple to complex iPhone applications, master iPhone interface elements, databases and APIs. Presenter will also discuss her Summer 2010 student experience at Apple Cocoa Camp.

What is STEM Curriculum? Understand Techniques Used to Define, Align and Adopt STEM Curriculum

John Bjerke, Cisco Systems Area Academy Manager

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Everyone is talking about STEM, but what does it all mean? And how can your state and education institutions identify science, technology,
engineering, and math curricula that align to and support STEM learning? Come and learn the techniques being used to define STEM curriculum, and identify methods to ensure alignment to STEM, Common Core Standards
and Career Clusters. See a new tool from Cisco Networking Academy that helps schools map this alignment. Understand the “T” in STEM and
what Career and College Ready means to the IT Industry. This session is designed for government, state and education CTE and STEM leaders,
as well as champions leading change from the bottom up.

Tales from the Trenches: Scenario Based Learning - a reflection and Conversation

Judith Frederickson & Cathy House, Instructors, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV

 

 

Two Computer Technologies faculty took the plunge into Scenario Based Learning (SBL) in a big way. They both transitioned traditional lecture/lab classes into full-blown, semester long SBL classes. They will share their experiences and engage you in the SBL conversation.

Scenario Based Learning integrates work like scenarios into the classroom to help teach critical employability skills. Two faculty members took the SBL plunge two years ago. They both transitioned traditional lecture/lab classes (Linux System Administration and Computer Science I - C++) into full-blown, semester long SBL classes. They'll share their experiences and engage you in a conversation on SBL and encourage and support you to take the plunge. There is training scheduled for the spring and summer of 2011. Jump on in.

Participants will explore how SBL can fit into one of their own classes. Come with one of your indivual courses in mind and we'll get you thinking about SBL integration.

Digital Literacy: Global Standards for Education and the Workplace

Cora Landy, International Computer Driver's License, ECDL Foundation

 

 

Using data from the Internation Computer Driver's License (ICDL)—the leading ICT skills certification, this session looks at a global standard of digital literacy and its role in education and workforce development. Examples from around the world and the use of ICDL in the US will be discussed.

Digital literacy (DL) is becoming regarded as an essential skill in developed economies, where many national and international skills bodies are classifying basic digital skills as being foundational enabling skills, which exist parallel to literacy, numeracy and second level educational skills. This session will look at DL and its role in education and workforce development using data from ICDL--the leading international computer skills certificate program. The presenter will discuss how Departments of Education and Workforce Development groups prepare their teachers and students to a global standard of DL using examples from Singapore, Ireland and Egypt among others. From a Business College in Ohio to State Correctional Institutions in Pennsylvania—learn about US organizations in pilot states that have adopted this standard and how it is implemented.. A demonstration will be given of the LMS used to deliver the program and how this resource can be used by educators to improve the career prospects of all learners.

Support for Community Colleges Wanting to Build Skills in DB2 Database Technology for the Workplace

Glen Mules, IBM

 

 

The IBM Academic Initiative program in general.
* Details of a basic course that can be taught in a community college semester environment (DB2 Fundamentals & SQL Programming) and of other courses that could be made available to support a curriculum in DB2 database, SQL & XML programming, and related topics.
* Introduce the DB2 on Campus series of free e-books covering Careers in Database Technology, Technical Books, and textbooks that can be used to support new or existing curricula -- information available at https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/db2oncampus/FREE+eBooks
* How IBM would provide training for and support of college and university instructors who would teach courses and build skills needed to teach IBM and DB2 technology in their academic environment.
* How our fundamental courses can provide a foundation for all the advanced IBM DB2 Administration courses and an eventual career as a DB2 systems administrator, database administrator (DBA), or programmer/analyst.
* How advanced topics that could be taught in your curricula: designing databases, querying and managing XML with DB2, programming against databases, and working with SOA and cloud technologies.
* IBM’s course design philosophy and course development technology used for professional and corporate technical training.

Hands-on lab session will be run using a VMware Image that has DB2 software installed in a Linux environment be made available to instructors teaching this course. The actual courses when taught in a community college could be run using either a Linux environment or a MS Windows environment.
* The hands-on lab session would introduce potential instructors to the teaching environment that could be used for teaching this course.
* Lab exercises will illustrate the teaching of the basics of Linux, the DB2 database running in a Linux environment, and SQL and XML programming to access DB2 database data.
* The lab exercises will be provided at several levels of difficulty and scope to illustrate what can be offered as part of a practical course in these areas, and to suggest the realm of courses that could be later offered in follow to this course.

For both the presentation session and the hands-on lab session, handouts typical of the courseware would be provided for the attendees.

Ethical Hacking: BackTrack 4 and Metasploit

Sam Bowne, Instructor, City College of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

 

 

BackTrack 4 and Metasploit are essential penetration testing tools. You can easily attack targets--often with zero-day exploits (for which no patch is available).
Students will receive bootable BackTrack 4 USB drives and take over Windows 7 computers with them. We will also learn how to protect vulnerable systems.

First, a brief explanation of BackTrack Linux and the Metasploit Framework. Then real attacks will be demonstrated, which take over Windows 7 computers and give the attacker complete control of them remotely. These will include the Stuxnet LNK exploit, and/or the Cooltype Adobe Reader attack, or if possible, a new attack for which no patch is available.
Students will perform attacks in hands-on projects, and learn how to protect the machines from them.
All the presentation materials will be available for everyone at samsclass.info.

 

Top Tech Teaching Tools for Instructors

Douglas Spindler, Instructo,r Diablo Valley College, Orinda, CA

 

Smartphones are all about the Apps.  I’ve found the best way to find out what the best apps are is to ask other smartphone users.  The same holds true for finding the apps to make teaching more effective and to connect with our students.  This session is all about instructor apps: the programs and applications we as instructors use to create a superior learning experience for students.  For an app to qualify as a top app it must be easy to use, enhance a student’s learning experience and be free or inexpensive.  In this session you will see instructor apps in action and be told how your fellow instructors use them.  On the list of apps to be demoed include, ZoomIt, Jing, SlideintoWord, Picture Import Wizard (for PowerPoint), Snipping Tool, SnagIT, SnagIT’s Editor OneNote, LiveMesh and Groove.  Fellow instructors are invited to share their top apps with fellow instructors.

 

Web Professional Education and Training Best Practice Roundtable

Bill Cullifer, Director, World Organization of Webmasters

 

 

In this session, attendees will review the relevant knowledge and skills required by today’s Web professionals Attendees will also be introduced to curriculum best practices necessary for teaching within the Web design and development field from the association of Web Professionals, a 13 year old membership supported organization based in California.
Presentation Description: In this session, attendees will review the relevant knowledge and skills required by today’s Web professionals Attendees will also be introduced to curriculum best practices necessary for teaching within the Web design and development field from the association of Web Professionals, a 13 year old membership supported organization based in California.

On hand will be a number of special guests from those that hire Web professionals as well as government and education leaders who will help attendees find out what employers are looking for. Whether you are an instructor of web professional courses at a community college or university or the campus Webmaster or program manager this session is for you.

Topics will include:

• Barriers and Opportunities in IT and New Media education
• Keys to establishing an effective partnerships and advisory panels
• Steps identifying an recruiting industry and education pathway champions
• Successful partnerships strategies
• Which skills current employers are looking for when they hire Web professionals
• What national surveys are telling us
• The role of certification
• The role of education and training within the field

Don't Let the Experts Tell You PowerPoint Sucks

Tom Kuhlmann, VP Community, Articulate, Lakewood, VA

 

 

Everyone loves to bash PowerPoint. Let's face it, though: It's the tool most of us have access to and know how to use. No worries - In the right hands and combined with the right tools, PowerPoint can be powerful for building creative and highly effective presentations and interactive elearning. It's also a great tool for graphic design and even video production.

In this session you'll learn to look at PowerPoint in a new way. I'll share tips and tricks to get the most out of the tools. We'll explore some visual design techniques, how to create interactive elearning, learn some simple production techniques, and look and new ways to use the software.

Bring Back Pen-to-Paper Personalization in the Digital Age

Judith Frederickson & Cathy House, Instructors, Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno, NV

 

 

In transitioning to electronic communication and feedback to student work we've lost that pen-to-paper connection and depth we used to have. Electronic response is often relegated to a small comment box in the course management system. Using StarBoard technology, two instructors have found a way to give thorough electronic feedback efficiently.

Over the last few years many courses, both face-to-face and online, have gone green. Work is submitted via a course management system and feedback is an electronic message. One instructor has transitioned to electronic submission and grading in all her Computer Technology classes. This transition left a chasm between the quality of feedback in her programming classes found in the old pen-to-paper comments on hardcopy submissions and the new comment boxes in the course management system. Using modern technology, in this case the StarBoard, her students now enjoy the same quality of feedback they enjoyed before the digital age. This grading technique has been formally studied by two instructors and student response is great.

Blending Online Communities and National Resource Repositories

Brian Ausland, Administrator, CADRE, Chico, CA

 

 

Come get a guided tour by the developers of California's new educator collaboration and curriculum development resource portals. These new systems serve as California’s response to the challenges surfaced by the federal Learning Registry initiative through the US Dept. of Education and the Offices of Science and Technology Policy.

Online communities of practice have been growing in numbers and sophistication for the last 3-5 years particularly with the launch of Web 2.0 social networking utilities. Additionally, federal online educational resource repositories have been around since the early 1990’s, (just go askEric). But the future will be in examining those systems that are working to blend the best of social networking technologies with new federally funded resource repository portals through the efforts of the Learning Registry initiative. California has launched a handful of bold, new systems to develop online K-12 educator communities and dynamically connect them with research-funded resource collections. The hope is that we will not only help coordinate educators’ access and use of federally funded resources but will also make space to support ensuing discourse and dialogue amongst those educators highlighting best practice implementation models for those resources across their respective classrooms.

Security Education Using Visualized/Remote Labs

Erich Spengler, Direcotr, Center for System Security and Information Assurance (CSSIA), Palos Hills, IL

 

 

CSSIA will highlight some of the recent advances and solutions now available in virtualization and remote lab utilization and technologies ranging from hardware alternative, access management and control, content development, scalability and collaboration.

A variety of cyber security initiatives are now being researched and deployed in the areas of virtualization, remote access and content development and management for virtual environments. CSSIA is working in the cyber security education space to address challenges related to these issues. This session will highlight some of the recent advances and solutions now available in virtualization and remote lab utilization and technologies ranging from hardware alternative, access management and control,

e-Portfolios Demonstrate Accomplishments

Vicki Suter and Lisa Buschmann, California Virtual Campus

 

ePortfolio software allows users to build an electronic collection of content elements—often including rich media—that are typically referred to as artifacts. ePortfolio software also allows its users to reflect on and share their artifacts with friends, colleagues, teachers and prospective employers. Sophisticated ePortfolio software is being utilized today for integrating course assignments with learning outcomes. An emerging theme is the use of ePortfolios in the workplace and beyond – how can they serve the needs of students and employers? How can academic institutions work with selected employers to get feedback on the usefulness of student ePortfolios, to set up an ongoing improvement process to make them relevant to employers’ needs? Faculty and employers will explore these questions in a facilitated discussion format.

How to Effectively Partner With Industry to Advance Workforce Development

Brad Quisenberry, Senor Program Manager, Oracle Academy

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This presentation demonstrates how effective partnerships can develop to produce a visible program of study in STEM areas of study such as database administration, leading to a statewide secondary/post secondary articulation and industry certification. Discussed are best practice scenarios designed to create meaningful public-private partnerships.

The Oracle Academy is a cutting-edge program that provides global education institutions with industry-leading software, curriculum, support and certification resources that faculty can integrate into their classrooms. As a result, students gain hands-on experience with the latest technologies and develop skills that help them excel in the 21st century workplace.

Share and Share Alike: Finding and Authoring Open Textbooks

Una Daly, Associate Director, College Open Textbooks, Foothill College, Los Altos, CA

 

 

At a time when commercial textbook prices are soaring and a fundamental shift in the way we access and create information has occurred, why not consider authoring an open textbook? Open licensing means that you can freely incorporate open resources into a textbook that meets the needs of your students and makes you a “standout” in the faculty pool.

In this session learn how to find high-quality open educational resources and adapt them for re-use. Explore different authoring and hosting platforms such as Connexions, Wikibooks, and iTunesU while making sure that students with learning disabilities and mobile devices can fully access materials. Understand the open-license model which retains credit for the author but allows re-use by others.

Sponsored by the Community College Open Textbook Collaborative an online participatory community of faculty, staff, and students sharing best practices around open educational resources.

MOUSE Squad of CA: Student Tech Leadership Meets ICT

Jan Half, Program Director, Mouse Squad of California, South San Francisco, CA

 

 

Hear from San Francisco students how they learn Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills as they troubleshoot their teachers’ computers, TV’s, and other equipment.

Experience the online curriculum and hands on activities from the nonprofit MOUSE Squad of California (MSCA), http://ca.mousesquad.org/, Student Tech Leadership program.
Presentation Description: Students participating in the nonprofit MOUSE Squad Student Tech Leadership program will discuss their experiences with the online curriculum, hands-on activities, and student-run help desk.

They will describe how the online curriculum and hands on activities correlate with 21st Century Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) skills; how their student-run help desk is set up to troubleshoot computers, printers, and other equipment; and how they put into practice what they have learned.

Attendees will participate in “Computer In a Box,” and other activities for selected online curriculum modules.

Attendees will find out how the nonprofit program is a collaboration with community college and corporate personnel, and how the program strengthens ICT skills for CA youth and provides them with technology and workplace skills.

MSCA is now in 80 California schools, 40 school districts, 20 counties, reaching over 1,600 participating students, supporting 3,200 educators and 62,000 students.

Using OPNET IT Guru for Computer Networking Education

Sathya Narayan, Instructor, California State University, Monterey Bay Seaside, CA

 

 

Use of simulation tools in class room setting is becoming popular for multiple reasons. Simulation tools provide students with the opportunity to explore complex ideas and scenarios in a controlled environment which is difficult to in the real life setup. With the availability of free simulation software for educational institutions, use of such tools fits within the budget constraints faced by many educational institutions. We are working on a set of lab activities using the network simulation tool OPNET IT Guru. In this presentation, a brief introduction to OPNET IT Guru and the first few lab activities will be presented, followed by discussion on the utility of such activities. One of the advantages of using OPNET IT Guru is that OPNET is an industry standard simulation tool that is used by many large organizations giving our students another marketable skill.

Presentation Description: 42 minute session:
1) Overview
2) Introduction to OPNET IT Guru
a) Where and how to download it?
b) What are its capabilities?
c) How does it differ from OPNET?
3) Lab activity 1

Improving Student and Educator Outcomes with Online Collaboration Tools

James Jones, Director, MPICT

Michael McKeever, Instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma, CA

 

 

MPICT Director James Jones and MPICT Regional Partner/Santa Rosa Junior College Instructor Michael McKeever show ICT faculty members how to use incredibly powerful online collaboration tools to improve ICT teaching and learning. These resources are free in California and affordable everywhere, and you will gain hands-on experience with them in this lab session.

Learn how to use CCC Confer (and similar tools like Elluminate, Adobe Connect, WebEx and Wimba) to improve student, department and faculty experiences and outcomes. Increase course enrollments and make under-enrolled and more advanced and specialized courses go. Connect more conveniently and better with students using interactive online office hours. Conduct webinars. Make learning experiences more engaging and dynamic. Integrate remote access to lab equipment into interactive online courses. Bring remote guest lectures into the classroom. Serve dual enrollment high school students without anyone having to leave their desks. Have effective academic department meetings from home... This and more is available free to California community colleges and at reasonable rates for all. Learn how in this interactive demonstration session.

Password Attacks and Defenses

Mark Ciampa, Assistan Professor, Western Kentucky University

 

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Passwords continue to be the primary means of authentication and are one of the basic defenses against attackers, yet passwords are notoriously weak in the face of the new attacks. This presentation will demonstrate password attack tools, password defenses, new authentication techniques, and research into how to help users maintain strong passwords.

Attackers are increasingly targeting passwords, which have been called the “weakest link in the chain of security”, with alarming success. Rainbow tables can now crack passwords in seconds, replacing dictionary and brute force attacks as the preferred means of cracking passwords. How do these attacks work? Are single-sign on technologies such as OpenID and Windows Cardspace viable options? Will the new breed of authentication techniques--behavioral and cognitive biometrics--replace traditional biometrics? And can anything be done to help users utilize strong passwords? This presentation will demonstrate password attack tools, password defenses, new authentication techniques, and research into how to help users maintain strong passwords.

iOS: Designed for the Future

Charles Du, Apple Computer Mobile Solutions Consultant

 

 

Catch a glimpse into the future of mobile technology and how it's changing the way we learn. From removing knowledge friction points to interacting with washing machines, we'll cover why iOS devices (iPhones, iPod Touches, iPads) are extremely relevant from a global perspective in the context of learning.

What do National Science Foundation Grant Have in Common with Other Federal Grants? More than You Might Think.

Laura Qaissaunee, Director, Grants Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ

 

 

The presentation will provide strategies for developing competitive grant proposals—including elements common to NSF, DOL, Department of Education and DOE. You will learn how to unite a project team, develop your project plan, frame your need, put together budgets, how to benefit from consultants, and other techniques for writing successful grant proposals. The session will cover federal and state funding opportunities and allow time for questions and discussion.

STEM Girls Grow Confidence With Technology

Susan Caley Opsal, Instructor, Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby, IL

 

 

Experience an engaging activity with Lego Robots and Pico Crickets designed to interest middle school girls in technology careers and learn to offer similar activities. Offered with National Science Foundation support, this hands-on project is one of several being utilized to demonstrate the fun in learning STEM concepts.
Presentation Description: Presenters will briefly describe a series of hands-on activities Illinois Valley Community College faculty are offering to middle school girls to interest them in STEM and teach STEM concepts, such as working with Lego Mindstorms versus Pico Crickets, building and launching paper rockets, and exploring forensic science.

Presenters will describe best practices being utilized not only to generate interest but to sustain it, which include
* offering activities over several months to a cohort of young women,
* working with middle school teachers who are committed to the project and set high expectations.
Presenters will also share results of assessments, including research into the value of parent involvement in the hands-on activities.

Participants will complete one stage of building/programming the Robots/Crickets.

Participants will receive project instructions and all related paperwork including sample assessments to enable them to develop ideas for, organize, offer, and assess similar, innovative and cost-effective projects.

Teaching Students Windows 7 Tips, Tricks and Hints

Bill Saichek, Instructor, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA.

 

This session will provide some tips, tricks and hints that can, not only, help us in the classroom prepare students for the new certification exams, but will engage students by showing students “non-documented” techniques for setting up a better Windows 7 experience.

Windows 7 has been a big hit for Microsoft, especially after the dismal showing of Windows Vista. However, many of the configuration settings have been changed from the more familiar environment of Windows XP. This has been especially difficult for educators teaching the A+ and Windows certification courses as we have to rewrite our curriculum and prepare new demonstrations and labs. Coupled with this is the problem of familiarizing ourselves with the subtle nuances of Windows 7. This session will provide some tips, tricks and hints that can, not only, help us in the classroom prepare students for the new certification exams, but will engage students by showing students “non-documented” techniques for setting up a better Windows 7 experience.

Adobe Resources in Education: Improving Student and Educator Outcomes with Online Collaboration Tools

Neil Hurley, Program Manager, Adobe Systems

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Adobe develops a host of resources and materials – many of them free or low cost – that are useful for educators and, ultimately, help create engaging learning experiences for students. In this presentation, Nell Hurley, Program Manager on the Worldwide Education team at Adobe, will share highlights from Adobe’s curriculum, certification, and professional development offerings.

In this presentation, Nell Hurley, Program Manager on the Worldwide Education team at Adobe Systems, will share highlights from Adobe’s curriculum, certification, and professional development offerings. The Education team recently launched the Adobe Education Exchange (http://edexchange.adobe.com), which Nell will discuss in further detail and invite all participants to join. Further, Nell will share information on free curriculum resources, news around the Adobe Certified Associate certification program, and two new professional development partner offers.

Getting Started with iOS Development

Charles Du, Apple Computer Mobile Solutions

 

 

With over 130 million iOS devices sold worldwide the market is wide open for amazing apps. In this session, we will look at development tools and resources available to developers.

Accessibility And Course Design Considerations For Instructors And Course Designers Using MOODLE Learning Management System

Nora Scully, Accessible Technology Training Consultant, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

 

 

Does your online/hybrid course still resemble an accessibility obstacle course although your instructional materials are accessible? This workshop will focus on improving the accessibility and usability of a fully or partially online course by applying simple course design and management strategies with in the parameters of your Learning Management System. Furthermore, we will share some strategies on how to improve cross campus efforts to provide all students with a barrier-free education.

The presenters will walk participants through an accessible course designed in Moodle, a learning management system, highlighting the perspective of students who use adaptive technology to access coursework online. The session will cover accessibility and the law as it relates to instructional materials, and institutional practices which provide accommodations to students with disabilities. Lastly, we will share teaching and learning tools our campus has developed keeping accessibility in mind.

SIGITE IT Model Curriculum

Deborah Boisvert, Director, BATEC ATE Center, Boston, MA

 

 

The Association for Computing Machinery's Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education (ACM SIGITE) has developed new curricular guidelines and a body of knowledge for associate degree programs in Information Technology. Modeled after the 4-year IT Volume, this document can be used to facilitate transfer discussions between 2- and 4-year programs. This session will provide an overview of this work and provide opportunities for input and feedback.

This session will introduce participants to the SIGITE 2-year IT Volume and will provide copies for review. As a final draft, this document contains an overview of the community college environment, provides detailed sections on program development and identifies a body of knowledge appropriate for 2-year programs. The presentation will also provide a brief overview of accreditation for 4-year schools. Participants will be able to discuss the content and identify ways that they can use this for their own program analysis and help transfer discussions with their 4-year partners.

Teaching Voice Over IP on the Cheap

Bill Saichek, Instructor, Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

Michael McKeever, Instructor, Santa Rosa Junior College, Petaluma, CA

 

 

This session will show how an open source VoIP server, Asterisk, can be installed and configured. Coupled with using a combination of “Softphones” (computers running free VoIP phone software) and inexpensive SIP phones a very complete Voice Over IP classroom environment can be built.

As corporate America looks to reduce costs, Voice Over IP is one of areas that is growing in popularity. Employers are looking to our students to be able to install, configure, manage and maintain a converged voice, video and data network. However, teaching Voice Over IP (VoIP) can be daunting with different vendors requiring large investments in hardware and software. But, basic VoIP concepts, such as QoS, CODECs, etc are the same regardless of the vendor platform. Add to that the emergence of SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) as an IETF standard for VoIP and we have the foundation of a generic VoIP program that can be setup very inexpensively. This session will show how an open source VoIP server, Asterisk, can be installed and configured. Coupled with using a combination of “Softphones” (computers running free VoIP phone software) and inexpensive SIP phones a very complete Voice Over IP classroom environment can be built.

Not Your Father's Textbook: E-Book, the iPad and the Self-Publishing Revolution

Michael Qaissaunee, Instructor, Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, NJ

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The session will focus on creating and self-publishing e-books for iOS devices (iPad, iPhone, etc) and combining traditional textbook content with a variety of multimedia (audio, video, and hyperlinks).

The session will begin with an overview of the existing options for obtaining and consuming e-books. We will also examine the strengths and weakness of each platform and identify areas where innovation is required. We will then detail and provide a comparative analysis of various e-book formats. Finally, we will provide a detailed roadmap – and demonstration – of how to create and publish dynamic, e-books with multimedia content. We conclude with our vision of how the coming e-book revolution will empower individuals to create and publish 21st century content. This revolution will cause faculty to question their concept of what a book is, re-imagine how they construct and deliver their content and create new opportunities for scholarly and commercial self-publishing, and micro-commerce.

Self - Managing Student Teams

Elaine Haight, Instructor, Foothill College, Los Altos Hills, CA

 

 

Teamwork is a requirement for a successful career, but college classes rarely give this topic the importance it deserves. A task will be presented that student teams perform during the week prior to beginning any project. This task requires students to plan a schedule, agree on a team contract, and choose a method for team communication.

Employers want students to be able to work in teams to complete quality projects on time. Instructors expect student teams to be self managing, but experience has shown that team problems are the biggest reason that projects fail.

This instructor has developed a week-long task where students intentionally plan for the successful completion of their team project. This task gives students the time and the academic credit for defining and adhering to a team process.

Using Surveys to Improve Retention of Female Students

Donna Milgram, Director, Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS), Alameda, CA

 

Want to know which classroom retention strategies female technology students rate as most helpful and most want to experience? Interested in learning how to improve retention by surveying your own students? Join Donna Milgram -- IWITTS Executive Director and PI of the CalWomenTech Project highlighted by NSF for program effectiveness -- to learn strategies used by City College of San Francisco’s CNIT program when going from 64.1% to 91.7% women retained and from 10.3% to 36.1% women recruited in spring 2010.

Workshop participants will see results from two surveys of female technology students across seven California community college programs (spring 2009 n=60, spring 2010 n=48), learn new strategies, and find out how to use surveys and survey results in your own programs. You’ll also learn how one electronics instructor in the Project developed an entrance/exit survey that increased his retention rate of female students by 9%.

Visualization of Data

Eliazar Martinez, Instructor, El Centro College

 

 

A brief overview of what is Data Visualization and how we can benefit from the graphical display of large data flow. We will explore the different types of data, how to organize it, process it and present is as tool for troubleshooting security issues.

Several open sources tools will be made available along with lab exercises. Some of the open source tools are: Guess, Cyptoscape, Tulip, Walrus and many more. We will be working with a live open source CD with visualization tool.

Visualization of Data comparisons will be made with log files being analyzed in chart format vs. a graphical view.

DATA analysis will include comparing tree data, hierarchical and graphical information in a visualized format.

Graphical Output visualization has been the preferred choice for a researcher, who has to read very large amount of data, in do data analysis. Tools include many open source applications.

Getting Started with IPV6 (Part 1)

Sam Bowne, Instructor, City College of San Francisco

 

 

In 2012, the IPv4 address pool will be exhausted. New devices will have to use the new IPv6 address system instead. Learn the basic concepts of IPv6 and start using it immediately with hands-on projects using free IPv6 tunnels.

Over the next several years, we will all have to implement IPv6 on all our routers, servers, applications, and end devices. There is no choice--ARIN has announced the impending end of the IPv4 address pool in 2012.

This presentation introduces the essential steps of IPv6 deployment, with hands-on projects.

Prerequisite knowledge: Students should be familiar with IPv4 addresses and routing at the Network+ level.

The class will include:

Concepts:

IPv4 Address Exhaustion
IPv6 Address Concepts
IPv6 Control Protocols
IPv6 Packet Structure
IPv6 Address Types
IPv6-to-IPv4 Conversion, including tunnels

Hands-on Projects:

Connecting as an IPv6 client over IPv4 with a free IPv6 Tunnel
Setting up an IPv6 Web Server
Registering a domain, assigning AAAA Records

These and many more projects are freely available for everyone at samsclass.info

Academic Alliance Rock! News from Juniper Networks

Nic Xenos, Academic Alliance Manager, Juniper Networks

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News from Juniper Networks, our technologies and the Academic Alliance program. Collaborative work between alliance partners sets the whole program up to enable student success for the future. This will be a joint presentation with Pierre Thiry who will demonstrate extended student exposure through remote training and labs.

Many great changes are happening at Juniper Networks, and the impact on our Academic Alliance is significant in a positive way! This session will explore some of the new and innovative ways that the company is supporting academic initiatives through the Academic Alliance program, with emphasis on how technology companies can collaborate with academia to increase our value to the next generation of learners. Nic Xenos and Pierre will share who close collaboration with MPICT, our first Academic Alliance partner results in the a new course curriculum, and engage the audience with a discussion on ways to increase the value of this technology training to remote students.

The CompTechS Program: Computer Refurbished and Reuse Translate to Student Success

Linda Yepiz, Lab Instructional Coordinator, De Anza College

 

 

Through on-site internships, the DeAnza Foothill CompTechS
Program provides students with classroom and hands-on work experience in refurbishing and distributing personal computers to disadvantaged students.

In addition to helping the environment by refurbishing and redeploying equipment that would otherwise become "e-waste," the CompTechS Program helps to meet local business’ computer recycling, technical support, and entry-level hiring needs by training and helping to place technical interns.

A Decade of Goals: Joining the JSPAC to Create Lasting Change!

Elizabeth Wallner, Consultant, Joint Special Population Advisory Committee (JSPAC)

 

 

Join us for this comprehensive workshop designed to provide participants with tools to meet Perkins requirement and Core Indicators and identify & meet the needs of students in Information Technology and other Career Technical Educational programs. All participants receive FREE resources that will help them create change in their schools.
Presentation Description: This workshops Learning Outcomes include:

Given the rules and regulations of Perkins IV, participants will be able to do the following by the end of this workshop:

• Analyze data for program planning, evaluation and improvement using Perkins IV & Core Indicators;
• Discover the steps students should take as they select educational program or career; and
• Identify the Root Causes of and Strategies for addressing the internal, situational, and school based barriers that prevent students from being successful in CTE programs & occupations.

Introducing Microsoft's MTA Classess and Certification Only for Community Colleges

Douglas Spindler, Instructor, Diablo Valley College, Orinda, CA

 

 

For years Microsoft has been receiving requests from community college instructors to develop entry level classes to just the fundamentals to students who are just beginning their studies in IT. Microsoft listened and responded by creating Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) program exclusively for community colleges. There are currently 7 MTA courses, 3 for IT Pros and 4 for developers. Each course consists of an instructor PowerPoint slide deck, hands-on labs and quizzes for students. Upon completion for the course students may then take the MTA exam which if passes will earn them an industry certification.

Doug Spindler and Diablo Valley College IT instructor used the MTA program with his students last semester. Doug will be presenting sharing his experience using the MTA program with his students. Come to this session to see if the MTA program would be a good fit for the IT program at your college, and take one of the MTA exams and leave as a certified MTA professional.

Getting Started with IPV6 (Part 2)

Sam Bowne, Instructor, City College of San Francisco

 

 

In 2012, the IPv4 address pool will be exhausted. New devices will have to use the new IPv6 address system instead. Learn the basic concepts of IPv6 and start using it immediately with hands-on projects using free IPv6 tunnels.

Over the next several years, we will all have to implement IPv6 on all our routers, servers, applications, and end devices. There is no choice--ARIN has announced the impending end of the IPv4 address pool in 2012.

This presentation introduces the essential steps of IPv6 deployment, with hands-on projects.

Prerequisite knowledge: Students should be familiar with IPv4 addresses and routing at the Network+ level.

The class will include:

Concepts:

IPv4 Address Exhaustion
IPv6 Address Concepts
IPv6 Control Protocols
IPv6 Packet Structure
IPv6 Address Types
IPv6-to-IPv4 Conversion, including tunnels

Hands-on Projects:

Connecting as an IPv6 client over IPv4 with a free IPv6 Tunnel
Setting up an IPv6 Web Server
Registering a domain, assigning AAAA Records

These and many more projects are freely available for everyone at samsclass.info

January 6, 2011

Welcome Remarks

 

Dr. Don Q. Griffin, Chancellor, City College of San Francisco

James Jones (Mid-Pacific ICT Center)

Microsoft Presentation Room, 835 Market Street, 7th Floor

Keynote Speaker

Dr. James (“Jim”) C. Spohrer, Director of IBM University Programs World Wide (IBM UP)
Microsoft Presentation Room, 835 Market Street, 7th Floor

This talk will review exciting current trends and future directions in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). Implications for society, ICT workforce, and technical education, including community college ICT educators will be explored.

With an anemic economic recovery underway and globalization concerns creating uncertainty, community-minded ICT educators should take heart and continue to be motivated for several key reasons that will be presented. Every cloud has a silver lining, and in the seeds of today's problems lie drivers of tomorrow's growth. The ICT transformation that happened in the private sector is about to happen for the public sector, but in some surprising ways that will increase demand for local ICT education.

This talk will provide a broad, high-level view of local and global changes, and what will drive the local, regional demand for ICT talent in the future. In many ways, the future for local ICT talent is exceptionally bright, but the nature of ICT talent will need to be re-defined in the process. T-shaped professionals are in demand, with both depth and breadth across both academic disciplines and societal systems, and thereby better prepared as life-long-learners ready to constantly adapt to an accelerating rate of change.

January 7, 2011

Keynote Speakers

Emerging Broadband Technological Developments

Gordon Snyder, National ICT Center
Microsoft Presentation Room, 835 Market Street, 7th Floor

This session covers the emergence of Next Generation Access (NGA) including Next Generation Broadband Converged Networks (NGBCNs). Discussed are wireless, cable, and telecommunications provider technology strategies as networks evolve and converge voice, data & video services on to common infrastructures. The future of alternate last mile technologies and technical alternatives for wireline broadband will be included in
the session.

 

Teaching and Learning: The Widening Gap Between Faculty and the Digital Student

Mike Qaissaunee, National ICT Center
Microsoft Presentation Room, 835 Market Street, 7th Floor

The Internet has broken down the traditional bricks-and-mortar walls of academia. Students are empowered by this flattening of the world and have an expectation that they can work, learn, and study anything, anytime, and anyplace and from any device. Another consequence of this flattening is that students are no longer just consumers of content, but are prolific content creators – uploading and sharing content via blogs, wikis, YouTube, social networks, and microblogs. This shift is evidenced by the 50 million tweets per day on Twitter, and the 400 million people with 6 million page views per minute on Facebook. We are also seeing spikes in upstream data rates, and the web traffic our institutions receive, with visitors from outside our traditional service areas, outside our states, and from across the globe. The Internet, combined with open-web and open learning initiatives, such as MITs, have catalyzed this trend, providing opportunities for students to access world-class educational content on their own terms – not those of our institutions.

The richness of content available via the Internet is also altering the expectations educators have of their students. The days of remembering and regurgitating knowledge are gone, as are the days of the sage on the stage. Students today must be adept at accessing this fire hose of data and filtering the content to extract meaningful information. These students crave almost instantaneous gratification and have little patience for websites, educators, and institutions that don’t provide them with what they need anytime, anywhere, and on any device. The almost infinite choice available to students has begun to disenfranchise the academy and requires a re-thinking and re-imagining of the role of educators and our educational institutions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


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