October 21, 2010, 8:30 AM
39th University System of Georgia Annual Computing Conference
(Rock Eagle 4-H Camp, Eatonton, Georgia)
Creating eBooks using the EPUB standard is now within the grasp of faculty as well as any other subject matter expert with basic computer skills. Also, publishing eBooks for consumption by students and others on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices will soon be a drag and drop operation. In addition to an overview of the eBook creation and publishing process, attendees will have access to a companion web site with links to in-depth information, tutorials, and resources.
Online Lifeline Conference: New Developments in Mobile Learning (mLearning)
The wirelessly connected portable computing devices (laptops, smart phones etc.) that students use so comfortably today also enable mLearning where the work of teachers and learners is unbound from traditional classroom places and times. Effective teaching and learning is still all about communicating. As commercial interests seek to leverage this trend, new products and services will emerge but they will not be primarily aimed at educational objectives. Thus, our challenge is to notice these new things and then adapt them to our purposes. First, we look at very recent, in-hand technologies such as iPhone access to iTunes U, the prospect of interactive eTexts and several new features of the USG Podcasting Server. Second, we look at very recent announcements, possibly an Apple device that will "redefine print" and other things as well. Attendees will gain a general understanding of where mLearning is today, where it is heading and learn about recently emerged and emerging technologies with specific suggestions as to how they may be adapted and used to serve educational goals and objectives.
Introduction to Screencasting
December 2, 2009 Hosted by GCSU Staff Council (Companion Web Site: Introduction to Screencasting) Frank Lowney
Screencasting is where you record what's happening on your computer screen and share or broadcast the resulting video file. You may also record your voice at the same time producing a narrated tutorial or lesson. That video file can be further edited and enhanced. Two typical screencast examples are 1) showing others how do use an application or perform a specific computer operation and 2) recording Microsoft PowerPoint or Apple Keynote presentations.
This workshop will introduce you to screencasting using numerous examples and demonstrations. Topics include capturing the screen, editing and embellishing the result and publishing your work so that others may access it. You will also have the opportunity to identify follow-up topics in screencasting for consideration as future workshops.
INNOVATION AND INVESTMENT: Mobility and Advanced Learning Environments
June 24, 2009 Hosted by Alcatel-Lucent and the Center for Digital Education (Webinar Site and Registration Information)
Arther Brandt, Frank Lowney and John Matthews
Now, more than ever, is the time for education leaders to collaborate and invest together in the solutions that make a difference for the long term. Robust networks designed with flexibility and mobility are the smart investment for today’s mobile and advanced learning environments. This internet seminar features nationally recognized speakers who will discuss:
- Teaching and learning online and everywhere
- How to build a foundation for mobile learning
- Security and mobility (hear about how one campus managed 300 mobile users in 6,400 square feet)
- Infrastructure vs. the device
Fourth Advanced Didital Campus Leadership
April 14-15, 2009 Hosted by the Digital Innovation Group.
Frank Lowney, Mazhar Maklik
"Using Apple Podcasting Technologies to Upload Once and Play Everywhere"
Learn how faculty throughout the University System of Georgia are able to upload audio, video and other content to the USG Podcasting Server and then present that content to students and others via iTunes U, the iTunes app, a CMS (e.g.Bb Vista), a Blog, a Wiki, an iPhone oriPod touch (web app) or any other standard web server.
Session archive for "...Upload Once, Play Everywhere."
2009 ConnectEd Summit: Podcasting &
Mobile Media Track Conference Web Site
February 26-27, 2009 Hosted by Abilene Christian University Abilene, TX
Kyle Dickson, Frank Lowney, Steven Molyneux
Podcasting & Mobile Media Track (Opens in iTunes.app -- iTunes U).
Companion Web Site for the Conference (auto-detects desktop browser or mobile Safari and then presents the web site optimized appropriately)
CSU Intensive Hands-on Podcasting
November 24 - December 15, 2008 Columbus State University, Columbus, GA
Dan Hann, Frank Lowney, Charlie Martin, Jim Wolfgang
Combining two full day, hands-on workshops (12/5 & 12/12) with six remote sessions via Horizon Wimba, participants were provided a wide range of experiences in planning, producing, preparing, publishing and promoting educational podcast channels. Both iTunes U and the USG Podcasting Server were used and participants learned how to combine these two services to capitalize upon the unique strengths of each.
November 14, 2008 Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA
Dan Hann, Frank Lowney, Jim Wolfgang
Podcasting Part I: iTunes and iTunes U 11:00 AM -
11:50 AM - CIT 1004
On any campus, the white ear buds of iPods have become as commonplace as pens and notebooks. At many institutions, iPods and podcasting have become tools for bringing value added activities to the educational experience. To be considered "more than a little boom box," faculty and staff must understand the various tools and the possible uses of podcasting. In Part I, an overview of the Apple components of podcasting will be presented.
Podcasting Part II: The USG Podcast Server 12:00
PM - 12:50 PM - CIT 1004
In 2002 when the iPod was born, there was no way to share academic files for these devices. Georgia College, supported by the University System of Georgia, developed the USG Podcast Server for distribution of materials. This service, with the help of USG faculty, has evolved into a robust resource more powerful than iTunes U. In Part II, the components of the USG Podcast Server and iTunes U will show there is a value to including both in the institution's podcasting initiatives.
"The iPhone and iPod Touch as Learning Tools" Companion Web Site for Presentation
The iPhone and iPod touch represent a major advance in the usability and functionality of mobile devices. Many educators have thus been encouraged to seriously consider shifting more resources toward leveraging the undeniable interest today's students have in mobile technology. This presentation will explore the case of Abilene Christian University, the first university in the nation to provide all incoming freshmen with an iPhone or iPod touch with an eye toward the applicability of these concepts USG institutions.
Campus Technology '08 Conference Site
July 28 - August 1, 2008 Boston, MA
Frank Lowney , Keith Politte , Jim Wolfgang
Monday, July 28, 2008, 8:30am-12:00pm, Session M3c, “Collaboration Technologies: A Way to Flatten Hierarchy and Unleash Innovation”
Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 10:00-11:00am Session T2a, “Innovative Technologies Beyond Teaching and Research: The Service component in web 2.0.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 3:45-4:45pm, Session T13c, “Boosting Innovation with Apple Collaboration Technologies”
Apple Digital Campus Leadership
Institute Conference Site
May 12-14, 2008 GCSU Campus in Milledgeville GA
"The Five Ps of Educational Podcasting" Companion Web Site for Presentation
An Introduction to Educational
Podcasting Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
October 19, 2007, Tifton, GA
Frank Lowney , Chris Greer, Dan Hann
Full-day Workshop: A survey of the field, special considerations for educators and hands-on exercises and demonstrations of audio podcasting, video podcasting, use of the USG Podcasting Server, video editing and the use of iChat to create conference podcasts.
Apple Digital Campus Leadership
March 21-23, 2007 Campus in Milledgeville GA
Two Day Pre-conference workshop (with Chris Greer
and Charlie Martin) Companion Web Site
March 19 & 20, 2007 Milledgeville, GA
Governor's Teaching Fellows ,
Meigs Hall, UGA Campus
March 8, 2007 Athens Georgia
Full day workshop focusing upon video podcasting with Charlie Martin and Dan Hann.
Collaborative Digital Education Summit for
K-12 and Higher Education Innovators
July 10-12, 2007, Milledgeville, Georgia
Podcasting 101: Begin with learning about what type of podcasts there are, what tools are available, podcast servers and iTunes U and go home with some actual podcasts to share with your friends and colleagues…or to hang on the virtual refrigerator door.
Campus Technology 07: Roadmap to IT
Leadership Conference Site
July 30 - August 2, 2007 Washington, D.C.
M07 - Social Software and Academic Podcasting: Your Blueprint for Success
Monday, July 30, 2007 13:30 pm
Frank Lowney , Keith Politte , Jim Wolfgang
White ear buds are as commonplace on today’s campuses as backpacks. But can handheld, mobile technologies like the iPod be an effective means for distributing academic content? Can video and audio podcasts via laptop establish an environment of student engagement? While “social networking” centers around the production and distribution of podcast materials, the key challenge for faculty and student support staff is to get beyond the “little boom box” stereotype and determine how the resources and tools used to produce and distribute academic podcasts can bring students together to enhance their total educational experience. During this half-day workshop, three representatives from two of the country’s leading ‘podcasting institutions’ will share their campuses’ successes engaging students through podcasting projects. Workshop participants will walk through podcasting, hardware and software options, simple production and editing procedures for video and audio content, and distribution methods. Finally, participants will build an ‘iDreamers’ list of social networking activity concepts they can adapt to bring value-added benefits to programs on their campuses.