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EduTech Day 2013... Schedule of events.

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Schedule and locations are subject to change.  Please check this website for updates.  

9:00 am - 9:30am

Conference check-in, light breakfast and opening remarks by Dr. Giacomo (Jack) Oliva, Vice President  for Academic Affairs


Featured Speaker, Jason Miles, Vice President Northwest University
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Break Out Session A (see options below)

12:00noon - 1:45

Remarks to be given by FIT President Dr. Joyce F. Brown.
Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Stephanie Pereira,

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Break Out Session B (see options below)

3:15 pm -4:15pm

Break Out Session C (see options below)

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Break Out Session A:

10:45am - 11:45am

"FLIPPED! Redefining Classroom in the Age of Social Media" (Panel)
CJ Yeh, FIT Communication Design (Moderator); Jada Schumacher, FIT Communication Design; Janet Esquirol, Media Arts and & Technology, CUNY; Christie Shin, FIT Communication Design;  Libby Clarke, New York City of Technology; and Genevieve Hitchings,  New York City of Technology (Panelists)

With the rapid developments in digital technology and the readily available online resources including social media, this teaching model is more relevant than ever and will become even more prevalent in the next 10 years. This panel discussion is designed to share experiences, best practices, and insights on how flipped classroom has been adopted in higher education, also to discuss the challenges and opportunities particularly in its application and relevance to design education.

Read more about this panel here.
Location: Great Hall Stage

10:45am - 11:45am

"Building a 3D Model for 3D Printing" (Presentation)
Tony Johnson and Eric Kaplan, Computer Animation and Interactive Media
Location: Seminar Room 9


10:45am - 11:45am

"Building a Better Course: Google Drive and ANGEL" (Presentation)
Calvin Williamson and Jennifer Schloming, FIT Science and Math

In this session two instructors from the Fashion Institute of Technology show how they use Google Drive in conjunction with ANGEL for both their online and face-to-face courses. Google Drive has an abundant set of features including tools for documents, spreadsheets, forms, presentations and drawings. This collaborative technology makes a fantastic resource for creating all kinds of educational content including lectures, problem sets, homework assignments, projects, group work, and more. ANGEL allows you to easily link Google content inside your course shell so students can access everything right from the main course website.

Location: Seminar Room 4

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2:00pm - 3:00pm

"CHALK! FIT -- A Social Media Case Study (Case study)
Daniel Shefelman, FIT Illustration

The purpose of this Workshop is to tell the narrative of the project from beginning to the CHALK! event and beyond. Participants would benefit by hearing what the students and faculty learn by staging a large scale public art event. After the presentation will be open discussion of ways participants could use social media in their class work and professional careers.

Location: The Great Hall Stage

2:00pm - 3:00pm

"Math Emporium 2.0" (Presentation)
Lasse Savola, Calvin Williamson and Esther Rifkin, FIT Science and Math

The Department of Science and Mathematics at FIT has piloted the Emporium-model of teaching developmental mathematics over the past two years. We are now ready to present our most recent data and findings to the public as well as lay out a bold vision--including changes in registration and physical space--for the future.

Location: Seminar Room 9

2:00pm - 3:00pm

“Teaching Art History with e-Text and e-Test” (Presentation)
 Kyunghee Pyun, History of Art

Embracing more technological tools for a hard-core humanities course would be the future of our institution. Historical objects and art works from different parts of the world became surprising beneficiaries of new technology. Interactive maps, interactive chronological tables, short videos on historical figures, e-text with audio-visual functions as well as e-test system create a more active learning environment.

Location: Seminar Room 4


Break Out Session C: Register Today - Seats limited!

3:15pm - 4:15pm

"Fabricating your Future"(Presentation)
Jana Duda and Jasper Lin, Library: PrintFX/FabLab

The goal of this presentation will be to introduce students, faculty, and staff to the exciting world of digital fabrication as it relates to our curriculum. Emerging technologies such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) construction tools are opening new creative avenues and offering artists, designers, and engineers unprecedented control over their creations.

Location: The Great Hall

3:15pm - 4:15pm

“Library as Data Lab - Locate, Curate, Visualize (Presentation)
Helen Lane and Maria Rothenberg, FIT Gladys Marcus Library

Participants in this workshop will come away with a better understanding of the data sources we have at the library, as well as how use at least two freely available data visualization tools, such as, Piktochart, IBM ManyEyes, or Google Fusion Tables.

Location: Seminar Room 9

3:15pm - 4:15pm

Fostering a New Level of Shared Learning and Networking"
Rekha Krishnamurthi, Continuing and Professional Studies

Conduct a presentation on how to use social media and publication tools to achieve the goals and provide strategic insight so that students can have real-life exposure, develop industry knowledge and establish connections.  Provide case studies showing examples of social profiles that are considered successful, analyze why they are successful and contrast with profiles that are not achieving targeted goals.

Location: Seminar Room 4

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