Agenda for Faculty Technology Day 2018


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The Equalizing Power of Technology in Education

Wednesday, May 23
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Costantino Hall, Law School, Lincoln Center


Technology and Accessibility: Barriers and Opportunities (morning Keynote)
Chancey Fleet
The state of accessibility today in education and how to positively impact relevant issues. Chancey Fleet is Assistive Technology Coordinator for the NYPL Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library

Using the Power of Technology When Managing Change (afternoon Keynote)
Dr. Tim Swift
Higher education can use technology to address changes and difficulties that arise in response  to new demands from student learners and changing education markets. Dr. Tim Swift is Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Haub School of Business at St. Joseph’s University (PA).

Breakout Sessions


Universal Design Principles for Accessible Courses
Lindsay Karp, Senior Instructional Technologist, ITAC
Review practical tools and methodologies to build course content that is equitable, flexible and simple enough to benefit all students. 

Accessibility in Blackboard: Ally Demo
Blackboard Representatives
A demonstration of Ally, Blackboard’s newest tool that creates alternative, downloadable files and lets you what is and isn’t accessible. Ally helps you understand and tackle accessibility for your students.

Library Tools for Student Success: Accessibility Options at the Fordham Libraries
Tierney Gleason, Jeannie Hoag, and Jane Suda, Library Staff
Learn more about the library’s assistive technology resources for researchers and how the library can help you and your students overcome barriers to accessibility and improve learning outcomes.


Faculty Present: Tools Your Students (and You!) Will Love
Dr. Anne Fernald, acting Associate Dean for Arts and Sciences
Encounter innovative ways to use podcasts to encourage student participation.
Dr. Julita Haber, Clinical Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior
Get acquainted with Blackboard’s attendance features and create quizzes students can take on a mobile device.

Faculty Present: Meeting Students Where They Live, Online
Dr. Jason Z. Morris, Associate Professor of Biology, Department of Natural Sciences
Find out how online discussion boards can cement students’ understanding of course material.

Dr. Patrizia Magni, educational consultant and instructional designer
Discover best practices for building online course content into your own courses.  


Faculty Present: Protecting and Promoting Your Research
Dr. David Marcotte, S.J. Asst. Professor of Psychology, Assoc. Director of Clinical Training
Get a unique perspective on securing your research data.
Dr. Kim Dramer Consultant and Adjunct Professor of Art History and Marketing
Reach a larger, non-academic audience via YouTube by modifying your teaching PowerPoint presentations.  

Make It New: Digital Texts, Maps, and Writing
Shawn Hill, Instructional Technologist for Digital Scholarship
Discover how LacunaStories, Voyant, From The Page, Fulcrum, Carto, Qualtrics, and Scalar can enhance your understanding of your research subject and enrich your classes with new approaches to the curriculum. 

Writing for the World: Using Wikipedia in the Classroom
Dr. Carla Romney, Associate Dean for STEM and Pre-Health Education
Find out how a Wikipedia project gave math students authentic applications of differential calculus. Dr. Romney will be joined by
Dr. Harold Takooshian, Professor of Psychology and Urban Studies, Samantha Weald, Outreach Manager of the Wiki Education Foundation, and Kristen Treglia, Senior Instructional Technologist, for a panel discussion on using Wikipedia.


A Day in the Life of a Digital Forensics Investigator
Ashim Kapur, Director, Stroz Friedberg’s Digital Forensics
Learn about the fascinating cases and works encountered by a seasoned digital forensics investigator working in today’s complex security landscape.

Is My Data Safe?
Shannon Ortiz, Director of IT Security, and Gregory Rivas, IT Security Engineer
Review the basics of data loss prevention and discover Spirion (identifies unprotected sensitive data on desktops, laptops, servers) and CloudLock (indicates whether Google Drive files are shared appropriately and securely).

Also on Tap

Breakfast, a hot lunch, wine and cheese, and great door prizes, including an iPad, Amazon Echoes, and more.

Timeline for the Day

9:00 – 9:29 Continental Breakfast and Information Tables
9:30 – 9:44 Welcome Remarks – Introductions
9:45 – 10:44 Morning Keynote
10:45 – 10:59 Break
11:00 – 11:49 Breakout Session 1
11:50 -11:59 Break

12:00 – 12:59 Lunch and Information Tables
1:00 – 1:49 Afternoon Keynote
1:50 – 1:59 Break
2:00 – 2:49 Breakout Session 2
2:50 – 2:59 Break
3:00 – 3:49 Breakout Session 3
4:00 – 4:59 Open Forum, Updates, Prizes, Open Bar

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