iTAC, the Information Technology Assistance Center, will be facilitating an instance of the online EDUCAUSE Conference scheduled Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 13-15. It is the next best thing to being there. Participants can choose to attend as many sessions as their schedule permits. Dates, times, and location for the conference viewing are:
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Join the K-State Student Union Computer Store as we celebrate our relocation with Apple Account Executive Dan Senstock. Senstock will present sessions on Apple’s mobility strategy with the iPad and how it is beginning to change our higher education campuses. “The Future of Academics” Reception and iPad Demo sessions are scheduled 9:30-11 a.m. and 3:30-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28, in Room 212 of the K-State Student Union.
These duplicate sessions are open to all faculty/staff at K-State. RSVP by noon Monday, Sept. 27, to 785-532-7202 or email@example.com. Each session will include:
- Hands-on demos
- Door prizes
Hovercraft, weather control, and other forms of technology play a key role in The Hunger Games, a bestseller about a fight-to-the-death TV show — with unwilling “volunteers” — in the distant future of North America.
The K-State Book Network (KSBN) has chosen The Hunger Games as their focus book for Fall 2010. In addition, K-State faculty are incorporating it into their classes this fall using some technology of their own.
Part of the attraction may be today’s (Aug. 24) release of the third book in the trilogy, Mockingjay, which stands at #1 on Amazon.com’s Bestsellers list. Last night, the K-State Student Union Bookstore had a midnight release party to welcome the new book.
The second book, Catching Fire, was published in 2009 and is still #10 on Amazon’s list.
This year the SIDLIT conference Aug. 5-6 will be broadcasting sessions live from Johnson County Community College. The SIDLIT Live webpage will list available sessions and links for the webinars each day. The web address (URL) for the live stream will be available from that page and provided during the days the conference is in session. To get a jump start on the conference, see twitter.com/sidlit.
The Kansas CHECK conference (www.check.gen.ks.us) for IT professionals and academic staff in higher education is scheduled Wednesday-Thursday, May 26-27, at Fort Hays State University. The deadline for early registration is Wednesday, May 12. A $35 registration fee includes Wednesday evening dinner, Thursday continental breakfast, and Thursday lunch.
Participants can choose from three concurrent sessions at any time, with a total of 18 sessions available over the 1.5-day period. Session tracks are
- Technology in the Classroom
- Process Development
- Roundtable Discussions
- Technical Views
- Security Issues
The Kansas CHECK conference (www.check.gen.ks.us) for IT professionals and academic staff in higher education is Wednesday and Thursday, May 26-27, at Fort Hays State University.
Friday, March 12, is the deadline to submit proposals for presentations. Proposals can be submitted online at the CHECK website or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. See the Call for Proposals page for suggested topics and other details.
Wednesday, May 12, is the deadline for early registration. According to the website, early registration is $35 and includes Wednesday evening dinner, Thursday continental breakfast, and Thursday lunch.
(Editor’s note: This information is from an e-mail memo sent by the Office of the Provost.)
The Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 is designed to ensure that students have access to affordable textbooks and supplemental materials. According to the act, universities must make information about required textbook and supplemental materials available to students on their online course schedules by July 1.
To meet the requirement, K-State bookstores (K-State Student Union and Varney’s, Manhattan campus), Follett’s (Salina campus), and KVESS (College of Veterinary Medicine) are working with K-State to collect textbook and supplemental information and post it online.
Textbook information must be correct and only provided when faculty know the textbook they will use. In addition:
- If there is no textbook for a course, this information must be provided to the bookstore.
- If a faculty member does not yet know textbook information, the default statement “to be determined” will be listed, and the textbook information submitted as soon as the decision is made.
- Faculty members who typically have worked through Claflin Books and Copies in Manhattan may continue to do so, but also need to complete the request for textbooks from the K-State Student Union Bookstore so the textbook information can be made available to students.
(Editor’s note: This information is from the CHECK conference’s Call for Proposals e-mailed Jan. 26.)
Conference on Higher Education Computing in Kansas (CHECK) 2010
Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS
May 26-27, 2010 (Wednesday-Thursday)
Play an active role in CHECK 2010 by submitting a proposal on one of the many important IT topics in higher education. The deadline for submissions is March 12. Submit your proposal online at the CHECK website (www.check.gen.ks.us) or e-mail email@example.com. Don’t forget to mark your calendars!
Benefits of presenting
As a presenter, you’ll not only help create an innovative and informative program, you will spotlight your institution’s achievements and facilitate progress in the academic community.
- Centralization/decentralization of systems, resources, staff
- Cloud Computing projects, solutions, or benefits
- Content Management Systems
- Distributed and distance learning
- Emerging trends
- Green IT initiatives
- Continue reading “Conference on computing in higher education May 26-27 in Hays”
For those who could not attend the Educause 2009 conference in Denver or via the Web here at Kansas State, the video recordings can be found on the Educause Mediasite public library.
The Information Technology Assistance Center will be facilitating an instance of the online EDUCAUSE Conference scheduled Nov. 4-6. It is the next best thing to being there. Participants can choose to attend as many sessions as their schedule permits. Dates, times and location for the conference are:
- Wednesday, Nov. 4 — 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Hale 123
- Thursday, Nov. 5 — 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Hale 301
- Friday, Nov. 6 — 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Hale 123
Next week a schedule will be posted in InfoTech Tuesday covering what EDUCAUSE sessions will be streamed and available for viewing. The online conference free and open to all K-Staters.