Upcoming PDC Events

PDC Events 


   --April--

Introduction to Omni Update
Presented by Andrea Wasiura, ITS Web Administrator / Production Coordinator
Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 9:00 - 10:00 am
W207 Thompson Hall
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In this session we will cover everything that is necessary to be a basic editor of content in Omni-Update. We'll learn how to log in, make edits to existing pages, create new pages and sites, upload/insert images into pages, link to uploaded documents and publish content to the live web.


Tuesdays on Time
Facilitated by Christopher Taverna, PDC Technology Training Coordinator and Susan Murphy, EAP Coordinator
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 pm (rescheduled from a Tuesday)
Horizon Room West
No registration necesarry

Sue Murphy and Chris Taverna will co-facilitate discussions focusing on helpful and effective time management strategies.

Our best resources can be each other, so we hope you'll come to share and learn! Bring your lunch or grab some on the way in.

We hope to see you there!


Presenting On Camera and Conducting More Effective Interviews
An Associates Series Workshop
Presented by Dr. Mike Igoe, Communication
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 11:00am-11:50 am
Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library
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In this era of you tube and other web sites, it’s obvious there are a lot of bad presentations floating around! Some professionals who believe they’re enhancing their profile are in fact doing just the opposite. If you are being interviewed by a media outlet because of your field of expertise, it’s especially important to know “the rules of the game”. This is NOT the same type of speaking as lecturing in the classroom or giving a speech. It’s definitely an art to present on camera, use video effectively, and know how to do interviews...whether you are doing them or someone else is interviewing you We will have group exercises as well as use individual colleagues to make points for everyone to embrace. Of course we will use an actual camera and play back tape right on the spot. Just as my students have learned, Professor Igoe's critiques are highly instructive without being embarrassing or nasty!


Connections @ the PDC 
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 8:30 - 10:00 am
PDC Lounge, 126 Reed Library

Drop in to catch up with a colleague from another area of campus, meet with a member of the PDC staff, get impromptu assistance with a technology need, or simply feel free to join us for a cup of coffee on your way to class. We look forward to seeing you!


Culture Clash: Challenges and Miscommunication in Cultural Interaction
An Associate Series Workshop
Presented by Dr. Bond Benton, Communication, and Dr. Daniela Peterka-Benton, Criminal Justice
Thursday, April 10, 2014, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Reed Library Classroom, 1st floor Reed Library
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This program will focus on improving intercultural communication by exploring the difficulties different perspectives can create. Learning objectives and outcomes will include: -Exploration of the sources of cultural tension -Development of strategies to manage cultural differences -Identification of conflicting cultural values -Management strategies for culture clashes -Applying intercultural competence to culture clashes -Integration of cultural understanding into real world scenarios Methods of delivery will include discussion along with scenarios, role-plays, and audio-visual content. As the facilitators are part of mixed culture partnership, authentic examples of the day-to
day challenges of cultural difference will be extensive and discussion will be lively. The scenarios and role plays used for the seminar have been developed and incorporated in various trainings and courses delivered to broad constituencies throughout the world. Videos and supplemental materials will add to an energetic, active, and applied program created to assist participants in better managing the internationalization of our campus.


Non-Apparent Disabilities in Higher Education
Panel Discussion with Dr. Jeffry Iovannone - Visiting Assistant Professor English, Director of Women's and Gender Studies, Juli Legnard - Sophomore Student, Dr. Kathleen Magiera - Associate Profesor, Curriculum & Instruction
Thursday, April 10, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Williams Center, S 204 A, B, & C
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The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion will be hosting a panel for faculty, staff, and students designed to explore and discuss the issues of non-apparent disabilities in higher education. The event will focus on how these disabilities impact students, as well as the resources available at SUNY Fredonia.  Light Refreshments will be served.


Google Calendar - Level 2
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Presented by Christopher Taverna, PDC Technology Training Coordinator
Friday, April 11, 2014, 11:00am - 12:00pm
W207 Thompson Hall
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This workshop will provide participants with some tips for getting the most out of Google Calendar beyond the basics. Participants should already have a basic familiarity with Google Calendar. Specific topics covered include: Tasks, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Labs.


Google Drive - Level 2
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Presented by Christopher Taverna, PDC Technology Training Coordinator
Monday, April 14, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 am
W207 Thompson Hall
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In this workshop we will examine different ways to upload and manage your Google Drive files as well as some advanced features in Drive.


Google Drive Lab Time
Facilitated by Christopher Taverna, PDC Technology Training Coordinator
Monday, April 14, 2014, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
W207 Thompson Hall
No registration necessary

Practice skills learned in the previous workshop and/or have your questions answered during this drop-in lab time.


Hands-on with Digitally Enhancing Your Courses: Part II
Presented by: Dr. Kathleen Gradel, Language, Learning & Leadership
Monday, April 14, 2014, 11:00 am - 12:20 pm
Bonsai Room, 120 Reed Library
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Access to cell phones in their courses has been a challenge for today’s college students, despite the ubiquity of phones in students’ purses, backpacks, and pockets. How do we incorporate cell phones and tablets in our courses, to help students make meaning of important concepts and skills?

This hands-on session introduces instructors to free platform-agnostic tools for smartphones and tablets. This workshop will enable participants to: (a) get hands-on experience with a few functional mobile apps (for productivity, collaboration, and assessment); (b) discuss management concerns; and (c) leave with an online toolbox of supports for their own future work in this area. And you will have a "feel" for integrating mobile device use into an array of instructional venues (f2f, blended, and online).


Google Groups - Level 2
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Presented by Christopher Taverna, PDC Technology Training Coordinator
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 am
W207 Thompson Hall
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In this workshop we will look at some ways we can use Groups in conjunction with other Google Apps.


Google Groups Lab Time
Facilitated by Christopher Taverna, PDC Technology Training Coordinator
Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
W207 Thompson Hall
No registration necessary

Practice skills learned in the previous workshop and/or have your questions answered during this drop-in lab time.


Microsoft Word - Level 2
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Presented by Christopher Taverna, PDC Technology Training Coordinator
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 am
W207 Thompson Hall
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In this workshop we will look at additional formatting and style options, inserting images, and using templates.


Microsoft Word Lab Time
Facilitated by Christopher Taverna, PDC Technology Training Coordinator
Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
W207 Thompson Hall
No registration necessary!

Practice skills learned in the previous workshop and/or have your questions answered during this drop-in lab time.


Connections @ the PDC 
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 8:30 - 10:00 am
PDC Lounge, 126 Reed Library

Drop in to catch up with a colleague from another area of campus, meet with a member of the PDC staff, get impromptu assistance with a technology need, or simply feel free to join us for a cup of coffee on your way to class. We look forward to seeing you!


Mobile Learning
A Technology for the Classroom Series Workshop
Presented by the SUNY Learning Network
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:00am-12:00pm
W207 Thompson Hall
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Mobile learning has evolved out of the “future promise” stage into a reality in our classrooms today. More than two-thirds of college-aged students have a smart phone, and close to half own a tablet. For many, a mobile device is the primary means of access to the Internet. In this workshop, we explore how portable computing offers new possibilities for teaching, learning, and the student experience. Come and learn about this emerging technology and help determine some best practices in how to blend it into your instruction.

This presentation is an overview of mobile learning technologies and best practices. Questions addressed include:

  • What is mobile learning?
  • What concerns are there about mobile learning?
  • How can I utilize mobile technology in my face to face classroom?
  • How will students be able to access the Learning Management System (Blackboard or ANGEL) on a mobile device?
  • How does the Blackboard Mobile Learn for ANGEL app work?
  • What factors do I have to consider to make my online course more “mobile friendly”?
  • What are some apps that can be used to increase learning?

Authentic Online Assessment
A Technology for the Classroom Series Workshop
Presented by the SUNY Learning Network
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 1:00pm-3:00pm
W207 Thompson Hall
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This hands-on workshop will address pedagogical issues of evaluation vs. assessment, how to assess the daily work, subjective vs. objective assessment, formative vs. summative evaluation, in online courses. Participants will also work directly with tools that support assessment. In this workshop we addresses the need for authentic and reliable online evaluation and assessment strategies. Topics included in this workshop are:

  • Assess or Evaluate?
  • Written Assignments
  • Assessment Instruments: Exams / Surveys / Discussion Forums
  • Creating and using a test item pool

There are four kinds of assessments and they should all be used to encourage individual learning and to prove that learning has taken place.


April Discussion: Pollution Prevention and the Protection of Clean Water

Facilitated by Dr. Sam Mason, Chemistry
Friday, April 25, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
The Garden at Reed Library 
Reserve your seat!

Click here for The New York Times coverage of Water Pollution

About the facilitator: Dr. Mason earned her doctorate in Chemistry at the University of Montana as a NASA Earth System Science scholar. She is currently an Associate Professor at SUNY Fredonia in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Her research interests are focused upon plastic pollution within freshwater ecosystems. In addition to her primary academic role she serves as the coordinator of the Environmental Sciences program.


Microsoft PowerPoint - Level 2
A Technology for the Office Series Workshop
Presented by Christopher Taverna, PDC Technology Training Coordinator
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 am
W207 Thompson Hall
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In this workshop we will look at inserting multimedia, creating interesting graphics, and utilizing the Master Slides in PowerPoint.


Microsoft PowerPoint Lab Time
Facilitated by Christopher Taverna, PDC Technology Training Coordinator
Tuesday, April 29, 2014, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
W207 Thompson Hall
No registration necessary

Practice skills learned in the previous workshop and/or have your questions answered during this drop-in lab time.


Connections @ the PDC 
Thursday, May 1, 2014, 8:30 - 10:00 am
PDC Lounge, 126 Reed Library

Drop in to catch up with a colleague from another area of campus, meet with a member of the PDC staff, get impromptu assistance with a technology need, or simply feel free to join us for a cup of coffee on your way to class. We look forward to seeing you!


Tuesdays on Time
Facilitated by Christopher Taverna, PDC Technology Training Coordinator and Susan Murphy, EAP Coordinator
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 12:00 - 1:00 pm
Horizon Room West
No registration necesarry

Sue Murphy and Chris Taverna will co-facilitate discussions focusing on helpful and effective time management strategies.

Our best resources can be each other, so we hope you'll come to share and learn! Bring your lunch or grab some on the way in.

We hope to see you there!


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