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2010 Fall

October 4, 2010 (M-391)


Attendees: Chris Calienes, Janine Graziano-King, Rick Fox, Asif Hussain, Tom McManus, Mike Rosson, Marissa Schlessinger, Christoph Winkler.


Meeting Summary: The group started with a brief round of introductions to welcome the new members. After filling out the pre-semester survey, Marissa shared with the group how the college is trying to focus on reaching students between 15 and 45 credits. The discussion continued with how technology may help to better reach this particular student segment, which in the past has not given the same attention than entering and exiting students. The consensus was that the college will have to find a balance between utilizing technology to (1) “meet” the students where they are (e.g., Facebook, etc.), and (2) given them an opportunity to schedule their work load more flexibly (e.g. by increasing online/hybrid course offerings). The meeting concluded with a brief discussion about PPT presentations, which will be continued in our next meeting.


Summary Pre-semester Survey: Participants would like to

-get ideas about new technologies and how they can be used in the classroom

-get n insight into what other faculty are doing

-support faculty interests in the area of instructional technology design


2010 Spring

March 24, 2010 (M-391)

Attendees: Anthony Borgese, Chris Calienes, Amy Haas, Theresa Mastrianni, Christoph Winkler,

Meeting Summary: The group continued the discussion about the benefits of using collaborative software in the classroom. CW demoed Google Docs, followed by a discussion of its applicability for instructions. The group agreed that this web-based software has a lot of potential to foster team work (both inside and outside the classroom) and that it can help to increase students’ accountability and agency for learning. The meeting ended with a discussion about Twitter and its applicability for instruction. The notion was that while Twitter may be a great way to explore the “pulse” on a certain topic (e.g., social networking in education, public response to a breaking news story), “in-classroom” use may be rather a distraction than an actual benefit.

2009 Fall

September 16, 2009 (M-391)

Meeting Summary:

Attendees: Christoph Winkler,


October 14, 2009 (M-391)

Meeting Summary:

Attendees: Christoph Winkler


November 24, 2009 (M-391)

Meeting Summary:

Attendees: Christoph Winkler