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Upcoming SUNY CPD workshops: faculty learning communities; wikis, blogs and FaceBook

August 20th, 2010 Comments off

SUNY Center for Professional Development is pleased to announce the following webinars as part of the SUNY TLT Cooperative:
The TLT Cooperative, by SUNY for SUNY, helping you think strategically about teaching and learning with technology.

Grassroots Professional Development: Faculty Learning Communities

Date: September 15, 2010
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar
Cost: FREE

A faculty learning community (FLC) is a group of faculty and professionals from various disciplines who meet over a defined period of time. The specific purpose of every FLC varies, but they all are based on the premise that the opportunity to work together in a supportive and collaborative environment contributes to successful faculty development.  For more information and to register click: (More info…)

Cooperative Contributor:
Christopher Price is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and Instructor for the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the College at Brockport, State University of New York. He received his PhD in political science from the University at Albany in 2004. He conducts workshops on course design, discussion-based teaching, communicating effectively with students, facilitating faculty learning communities, and using critical reflection to improve teaching and learning. His current research looks at how the power-balanced classroom can serve as a means of citizen education.

Wikis and Blogs and Facebook…OH MY!

Date: October 13, 2010
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Location: Online Webinar
Cost: FREE

Are you intimidated in department meetings when colleagues go on and on about the wikis and blogs they use in their classrooms? What is a wiki? What is a blog? They sound like characters out of a Star Wars movie. And, Facebook in the classroom…NEVER! What’s happening to education today?  For more information and to register click: (More info…)

Cooperative Contributor:
Nancy Wozniak joined the TLT in Fall 2008 to become Stony Brook’s first Learning Architect in The Faculty Center where she consults with faculty on the planning and design of courses and effective course management methods.   She received her Masters of Arts in Education, specializing in Instructional Technology from the University of Akron.  She holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Hiram College and studied television production and communication at Lorain County Community College.

TO REGISTER:  http://www.cpd.suny.edu

Invitation to a Webinar: Making Better Word Documents

July 29th, 2010 Comments off

Dear Colleagues,

The SUNY Center for Professional Development invites you to attend:

Title: Making Better Word 2007 (2003) Documents

Date/Time: Thursday, August 19th – 10:00 – 11:30 am

Cost: FREE
Registration: http://tinyurl.com/2d8sur6

Topic: Learn how using styles can make your Word documents look more professional, and be more searchable and accessible on the web. Using structure in your text creates better documents. Images and lists provide structure and make it easier to convert your Word documents into accessible PDF’s. This session for Microsoft Word users will demonstrate some easy techniques to make your documents better. Both Word 2003 and Word 2007 will be covered in this webinar.

Presenter: Cathy Kittle, Publications and Internet Director at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Audience: This webinar is for content providers or anyone who creates Word documents that are ultimately used on the web, particularly as PDFs. The presentation contains very useful and easy-to-follow tips guaranteed to make your life and the life of those visiting your website easier.

Mode of Delivery: Elluminate web conferencing. Visit the Elluminate “First Time User’s” page for more information. Watch individually or as a group. A personal computer and speakers are the only requirements. Text chat will be available for questions. This webinar will be recorded.

Questions: Contact Judy Marshall at the SUNY CPD at 315-233-3052 x-112.

Regards,

SUNY Center for Professional Development

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METRO webinar: Mobile Site Generation for Libraries

July 6th, 2010 Comments off

Mobile Site Generation for Libraries – Free METRO webinar

Join us in the TLTC conference room on Friday, July 16th at 1pm for this free METRO webinar.

description:
Since the release of the iPhone just 3 years ago, more and more library users have embraced the trend of small-screen devices with highly capable web browsers. So why not provide information in a format designed for those smaller screens? The Mobile Site Generator (www.hiddenpeanuts.com/msg) is designed to flatten the technical hurdles faced by those new to mobile web development – all a developer has to do is fill in a form and tweak some HTML. Only very basic HTML knowledge is required. This presentation will briefly outline some existing options for developing a mobile website, and then focus largely on using the Mobile Site Generator to rapidly produce a site structure using the iUI framework (http://code.google.com/p/iui/). Features and limitations of a generated site will be discussed, as well as future plans for the generator and next steps in building a mobile site.

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