Learn Tech Week!


Technology Training Coordinator:
Kristen Carlson





Thank you for attending learn Tech!

We hope you will be able to join us again next year! In the mean time, please continue to utilize ITS Training by attending one or many of our upcoming workshops!





February 19-22, 2013

Learn Tech is a week-long celebration to give you the opportunity to learn different aspects of technology.

No registration required prior to class. This is open to everyone and it is FREE.


Daily Sessions:

(Click the day below to see more information)

Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


Explosion 2: Try out devices for FREE Wednesday!

(For more information about testing devices, view Wednesday's schedule.)


Tuesday - Alumni Room in Atwood


Start Time End Time Session Title Description Presenter(s)
10:00 am 10:45 am Active Learning & the Flipped Instructional Model
Learn how two faculty members are turning the classroom on its head by delivering instruction online outside of class so that active learning, group collaboration, instructor feedback/support and homework can be addressed during class time. Why are we doing this and what are our results?  What kinds of technologies are working for us?

Jeanne Anderson, Information Media faculty member

Stephanie Houdek, Math Skills Center faculty member

10:50 am 11:30 am Hands-On! Try Flipping!
See examples of the Flipped Classroom and learn by trying it out for yourself. Bring a lesson you'd like to flip. This is a hands-on workshop. If possible, bring your own laptop. A limited number will be available.

Jeanne Anderson, Information Media faculty member

Stephanie Houdek, Math Skills Center faculty member

12:00 pm 1:00 pm Social Media in the Classroom 
A variety of social media tools have been utilized in the classroom to engage students. Join Dr. Yun Jeong Park, of the Information Media department in a discussion on how social media has been used for academics and the research on best practices for engaging students with the tool.  If you have never utilized social media in the classroom or if you have been using it for years, this session is for you!

Yun Jeong Park,

Information Media faculty member

1:00 pm 2:00 pm Quality Matters in Online Education
SCSU Online is pleased to announce offer online Quality Matters professional development opportunities for SCSU faculty and staff.  Quality Matters offers a number of online course design and development workshops.  Attend this session to learn how Quality Matters could help you save time when building your courses, assist you in engaging your students with the course content, and more.  There will be time at the end for questions regarding Quality Matters.

Michael Penrod, Director of Online Learning

2:00 pm 2:45 pm A Course Shell based on Quality Matters
This session will provide an overview of the course shell available to faculty members.  The course shell allows faculty members the opportunity to align their courses to the Quality Matters rubric without them having to spend a large amount of time researching Quality Matters. Examples and brief descriptions of how to incorporate each component of the shell in your specific courses will be discussed at this workshop.    There will be time at the end of the session to ask questions and to access to the course shell.

Michael Penrod, Director of Online Learning

Greg Jorgensen, Information Technology Services




Wednesday - Cascade Room in Atwood

Explosion 2: Stop by to demo devices any time!

Start Time End Time Session Title Description Presenter(s)
9:00 am 10:00 am Windows 8
The release of Windows 8 has shown a complete redesign of how a person interacts with their computer. To learn about the new features of Windows 8, specifically the new start screen, using your desktop, apps, navigation, and hot corners, attend a one hour training session. There will be time for questions and an open discussion about using your Windows 8 machines at home and in your work space.

Kristen Carlson,

Information Technology Services

10:00 am 11:00 am
Mountain Lion
OS X Mountain Lion brings a lot of great things from iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to the Mac. The upgrade includes over 200 new features to streamline your work!
This workshop will take a look at a few of the new features provided in the Mountain Lion upgrade. Additionally, we will spend time looking at tips and tricks and answering your questions!

Bob Lessinger,

Information Technology Services

1:00 pm 2:00 pm Apps Anywhere
Did you know that campus software is accessible to you at home or from anywhere with internet access?  Join Chris to learn about Apps Anywhere, the program that allows you to do your coursework on the go!  This information session will teach you how to access the software applications and answer any questions you may have!

Chris Stanley,

Information Technology Services

2:00 pm 3:30 pm Panel:  How do I decide?! Tips for buying Electronics for Home
Need a new computer, smartphone, or tablet? Baffled by the amount of choices? Attend this discussion to learn what you should look in a new piece of equipment. Feel free to drop into this session at any time that it is convenient for you, ask your specific questions, and spend time with the ITS.

Panel of employees from

Information Technology Services.

    Open Session
Try out a number of devices to see what you like best! There will be ultrabooks, tablets, and more on site for you to demo!

Emily & Marty

from Now Micro




Thursday - Cascade Room in Atwood


Start Time End Time Session Title Description Presenter(s)
9:45 am 10:30 am Backing Up Your iPad
Do you use your iPad for work?  Would you feel lost if all of your information disappeared?  Attend this workshop to learn how to successfully back up your data, restore the data, and keep your information secure!  Feel free to bring your iPad to the workshop!  There will also be time at the end for any questions.
(If you have an android or windows device, please attend the 1:00 session)

Kristen Carlson,

Information Technology Services

11:00 am 12:00 am Mobile Devices for Learning & Teaching: A discussion

The proliferation of mobile devices in our daily life brings opportunities and concerns. The possibilities of harnessing the power of mobile devices exist, yet can pose complex solutions. In our discussion, we will outline trends and factors, which can help us identify their potential use and application in the classroom. Devices, applications and trends will be discussed.

Plamen Miltenoff,

InforMedia Services faculty member

1:00 pm 1:50 pm Back Up and Security for Windows/Android
Smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly popular to use for conducting work as well as accessing personal accounts.  In this hour, you will spend time learning how to keep your device secure and backed up. If you have an Android or Windows smartphone or tablet bring it with you so we can implement the features discussed during the workshop!
(If you have an apple device, please attend the “Backing up your iPad” session)

Kristen Carlson,

Information Technology Services

2:30 pm 3:30 pm Adobe Connect for Mobile
Adobe Connect, the virtual classroom solution on campus, is now available as a mobile application.  Meeting participants and meeting hosts can attend and run class from their mobile devices.  Stop by this session to learn some of the neat tips and tricks associated with the Adobe Connect mobile app.  This is a hands-on session, bring your mobile device or test out one of our iPads.

Greg Jorgensen,

Information Technology Services



Friday - Glacier Room in Atwood


Start Time End Time Session Title Description Presenter(s)
1:00 pm 2:00 pm Malware
As the campus community continues to see attack on our computers, we are finding commonality in the type of Malware attacks. This presentation will expose some best practices for detecting, stopping, and removing Malware on our campuses.

Gordon Schrubbe & Darrin Printy,

Information Technology Services

2:00 pm 3:00 pm

Information Security:

Dos & Don'ts in the workplace

Who is responsible for data security? What data is considered private? What should I do if my supervisor tells me to give someone my password? Where are the policies on these issues? Join us for a healthy discussion about best practices for keeping electronic data secure and be prepared to share your own questions.

Darrin Printy & Mary Bongers

Information Technology Services & Human Resources

3:00 pm 4:00 pm Testing in an online environment
Attend this session to learn more about the services offered for faculty and students regarding exams in online courses.  Are you required to take a proctored exam? What are the benefits of having students take a proctored exam?  Come learn about SCSU Online’ s proctored exam center.  Bring your own questions to the session as well!

Michael Evans,

Associate Director of Distributed Learning