2009 Technology Day Events

This year’s event, “EnviroTech” : Educational Technologies that Advance Sustainability, is Wednesday, February 18, 2009 in the PAC Building Concourse. The event kicks off at 11:00 a.m., with a presentation by our keynote speaker, Dr. Donald Spicer at 11:30 a.m. The afternoon continues with demonstrations and breakout sessions by members of the UIS academic community.

Drop in anytime during the day’s events. In addition to showcasing the uses of technology in education, the activities will provide opportunities for networking and for exchanging knowledge and expertise related to technology and education. Prizes and refreshments will be provided.

Parking Information: Technology Day guests should park in Lot C. View a campus map

Additional details regarding the event, and information for guests with special needs, are available by contacting Tulio Llosa, Director of Educational Technology, University of Illinois Springfield, at (217) 206-7755.


SCHEDULE – Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Download the Technology Day 2009 Schedule
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coffee break 11:00am – 11:30am: Coffee and Refreshments in PAC D

11:30am – 12:00 noon: Keynote Presentation in PAC C-D

Dr. Donald SpicerIT’s Role in Campus Sustainability Efforts

Donald Spicer, is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and CIO for the University System of Maryland. He is also a Senior Fellow of the EDUCAUSE Center for Applied Research (ECAR).


coffee break12:00 noon – 12:15pm: Coffee Break and Refreshments in PAC D

12:15pm – 2:15pm: Poster Sessions in PAC Concourse (Outside PAC C-D)

  • Adaptive Technology in Higher Education – Chrisa Potthast
  • Echo360 Lecture Capture – Tulio Llosa
  • E-Waste Recycling – Tih-Fen Ting
  • IP Phones, Cisco IP Communicator – Jamie Voyles
  • Learning from Each Other: A Community of Practice for E-Learning – COPE-L
  • Representatives from Companies that Recruit IT Employees Answer
    Questions About Today’s Job Outlook and Marketable Tech Skills – State
    Farm Insurance, Levi, Ray and Shoup
  • Office of Web Services

2:30pm – 4:30pm: Poster Sessions in PAC Concourse (Outside PAC C-D)

  • Creative Music Technology- Sharon Graf / Brian Pryor
  • Easy Search: A Search and Discovery Tool for your Research Papers – Stephen Smith / Tim Salm
  • Echo360 Lecture Capture – Tulio Llosa
  • Technology Support Center – Andrew Vermie
  • Turning Point Audience Response Systems (Clickers) – Pam Rodgers
  • Bill Duff, Apple
  • Jeff Kyle, AT&T

12:15pm – 12:45pm: Sessionsin PAC

  • [Room C] Social Network: Trend or Fad – Evelyn Ivy, UIS Student
  • [Room E] A Greener Apple in Higher Education – Bill Duff, Apple Higher Education Development Executive
  • [Room F] The Role of Technology in Office Sustainability – Rose Schweikhart Cranson, Dean’s Assistant, College of Public Affairs & Administration
  • [Room G] Digital Storytelling: Using PowerPoint to Sustain Photos, Voice and Text – Jennifer Herring, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
  • [Room H] Clicker Technology to Teach United States History and Constitution – Vickie Cook, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership / Rita Carney, Principal Our Saviour Elementary School, Jacksonville, IL

coffee break12:45pm – 1:00pm: Coffee Break and Refreshments in PAC D

1:00pm – 1:30pm – Sessions in PAC

  • [Room C] Use of WIKI to Organize Professional Development Training – Marianne Downey, UIS Student
  • [Room E] Creating Your Own Social Network with Ning – Emily Boles, Computer Assisted Instruction Specialist, Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • [Room F] Green Careers for Your Students (and Maybe You?) – Lola L. Lucas, Adjunct faculty, GPSI/Public Affairs & Administration
  • [Room G] Multimedia Storytelling- William Carpenter, Assistant Professor, English
  • [Room H] Using Turn It In to Promote Academic Integrity and Reduce Plagiarism – Marcel Yoder, Associate Professor, Psychology

coffee break1:30pm – 1:45pm: Coffee Break and Refreshments in PAC D

1:45pm – 2:15pm – Sessions

  • [Room C] UIS, Orphans, and the Internet – Shana Stine, UIS Student
  • [Room E] Workload and the Online Instructor – Shari McCurdy Smith, Associate Director, Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • [Room F] Can Wi-Fi be Greener? – Chung-wei Lee, Assistant Professor, Computer Science
  • [Room G] MUS 281: Learning about the World through Creative Music Technology- Sharon Graf, Associate Professor, Sociology|Anthropology / Brian Pryor, Music Technology Instructor
  • [Room H] Smartboards as a Learning Tool in a Middle School Science Classroom – Tina Jannazzo

coffee break2:15pm – 2:30pm: Coffee Break and Refreshments in PAC D

2:30pm – 3:00pm – Sessions in PAC

  • [Room C] Showcase of Technologies Used by UIS Student Organizations – Debra Tudor, UIS Student
  • [Room E] The Spirit of Sharing: Design Student Assignment with Web 2.0 Sharing Technology – Te-Wei Wang, Assistant Professor, Management Information Systems
  • [Room F] Your Flash Drive is Obsolete!- Kara McElwrath, Training Specialist, Information Technology Services
  • [Room G] Second Life in the Classroom (Face-to-face and Online) – Deb Antoine, Computer Assisted Instruction Specialist, Office of Technology-Enhanced Learning
  • [Room H] Use of Echo360 in Classroom Capture – Yashanad Mhaskar, Assistant Professor Chemistry / Harshavardhan Bapat, Associate Professor Chemistry

coffee break3:00pm – 3:15pm: Coffee Break and Refreshments in PAC D

3:15pm – 3:45pm – Sessions in PAC

  • [Room C] Use of eDocs for Faculty Planning Committees – Karen Moranski, Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education
  • [Room E] Reading Closely with Elluminate – Sara Cordell, Assistant Professor, English
  • [Room F] Creating a New Supercomputer from Old PC’s – Lucinda Caughey, Instructor, Computer Science / J. Smith, Instructor, Computer Science
  • [Room G] Reclaiming Oral Reports – in the e-Classroom – Wesley Wasmundt, Special Projects Coordinator, Educational Leadership/MA in Teacher Leadership
  • [Room H] Implementing Software Across the Business Curriculum- Thomas Clausen, Assistant Professor, Accountancy

coffee break3 :45pm – 4:00pm: Coffee Break and Refreshments in PAC D

4:00pm – 4:30pm – Sessions in PAC

  • [Room E] Blended Learning Panel – Len Bogle, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership / Vickie Cook, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership / Neil Headman, Assistant Professor, Human Services / Carolyn Peck, Associate Professor, Human Services