Meeting Info Ø


Current Members


Dr. Patricia Baia, founder
Albany College of Pharmacy
and Health Science

Spring 2014 Conference
June 9th 2014, from 9am – 12
Union Graduate College (building/room 116, located adjacent to main entrance/atrium), Schenectady NY
80 Nott Terrace. The building is separate from the Union College campus and has ample parking, no need for vehicle registration.
Hosted by:
Phylise H. Banner, Director of Online Teaching and Learning at Union Graduate College
Mobile/Portable Classroom

RSVP by 5/30/14 at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HB96W7P


Moderator: Audeliz Matias, PhD




Continental Breakfast/Announcements

Patricia Baia, PhD


Virtual Capstone courses

Diana Cary


Matricom MX2 boxes

Steven Doellefeld, PhD


Mighty Meeting

Dave Barclay


An Early Adopter Learns New Tricks

Gina Giuliano, PhD



Patricia Baia, PhD



Virtual Capstone courses
I built 3 online courses which I integrated the use of Adobe Connect Pro web-conferencing tool so that students could attend a two-day retreat virtually instead of coming to the college at the end of their program. In the past at the end of their degree program they were required to come to Albany to participate in a face-to-face retreat where they would do a presentation of a project they did as the culminating activity of their Master's in Nursing degree. Due to the use of Adobe Connect Pro I have saved the students money for travel and lodging and the college money for providing travel and lodging to adjunct faculty and food for all participants

Matricom MX2 boxes
I’ve been playing with these really cool Matricom MX2 boxes that are an android computer that can be hooked up to a projector or TV and are only slightly bigger than a cell phone and use a keyboard the size of a TV remote.

Mighty Meeting
Mighty Meeting is an app designed to address the needs of today's students and teachers while reducing the overall cost per classroom by replacing interactive whiteboards and document cameras.  Mighty Meeting is a device agnostic (native application for iOS & Android and an HTML5 build) and network agnostic application designed to maximize collaboration regardless of device type and location.  The application provides teachers with the ability to upload presentations, use as a whiteboard, and as a mobile document camera.  A teacher can also provide students with the ability to annotate over any image or slide.

An Early Adopter Learns New Tricks
During the past 14 years, I have taught EEST 300 (Social Foundations of Education) every semester in some format: as a traditional face-to-face on campus class; as an online class, as an intensive Summer or Winter Session class; as a traditionally delivered class with web enhanced elements; and finally, as a blended learning “hybrid” class.  Since summer 2013, I have been participating in a pilot of Blackboard Collaborate, a web-conferencing tool. I have kept a journal of my experiences with utilizing it in all my classes (besides EEST 300, this past year, I have taught EEST 120, Toleration, a lower-division undergraduate course in the Educational Studies minor that is traditionally delivered and EPHL 601, Philosophy of Education, a graduate class in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies that is offered as a blended learning Summer Session class). I plan to focus on lesson learned from one failure (the spring 2008 hybrid experiment in EEST 300), as well as the challenges and power of web-conferencing in fully online, blended, and traditional classes.

Event Planning Committee

  • Phylise Banner, Chair
  • Darlene Cardillo
  • Steven F Doellefeld, PhD
  • Marie-Pierre Huguet, PhD
  • Audeliz Matias, PhD
  • Jen Boisvert
  • Patricia Baia, PhD, ex officio


Fall 2013 Conference
Tuesday October 29th 2013, from 9-12
Location: Schenectady County Community College (SCCC), Lally Mohawk Room
Hosted by: Melita R. Fogle (Teaching & Learning Faculty Specialist at SCCC)
Topic: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC’s). 


Spring 2013
June 4th 2013 at St. Rose
Topic: What can we learn from K-12?

Moderator: Patricia Baia, PhD    




Continental Breakfast/Announcements


Flip a classroom
Click here to view presentation

Kurt Borchardt


Challenges of working with delivery technologies

Joel Glickman


The E-Learning spectrum: different models of content/course sharing in K-12
Click here to view presentation

Mike Sylofski


Instructional Technology Apprenticeship Program
Click here to view presentation

Ben Harwood & Angelo Gonzales





Kurt Borchardt, Technology Teacher, Saratoga Springs City School District
Description: Curious about what it really takes to flip a classroom successfully? Kurt Borchardt teaches Digital Electronics and Biotechnology at the Saratoga Springs high school, and will be sharing how he uses a flipped classroom approach in his courses.


Joel Glickman, Hudson Valley CC and Stillwater High school
Description: He teaches both to the HVCC students and to high school students in Stillwater as well and will be speaking about the challenges of working with the delivery technologies, as well as the issues that he faces as a college instructor working with remote high school students


Mike Sylofski, Managing Coordinator, E-Learning Services/Northeastern Regional Information Center
Description: K-12 districts across the Capital District are increasingly using alternative instructional delivery models to share content and courses through technology.  The technologies used include various synchronous, asynchronous, and blended tools.  The presentation will cover a series of local and regional e-learning initiatives and how districts are managing the implementation of these new models of learning.


Ben Harwood and Angelo Gonzales, Skidmore College
Description: Under the umbrella of the NY Six Liberal Arts Consortium, the Educational Technology Group launched the Instructional Technology Apprenticeship Program (affectionately known as ITAP) to give students practical, hands-on, educational technology experiences in an IT environment. The ITAP program is designed for students who are interested in coupling their liberal arts degree with paraprofessional experiences in the field of instructional technology.  In this presentation Alex Chaucer, an Instructional Technology mentor in the program, and Angelo Gonzales, Skidmore College ITAP apprentice, will discuss the program and the collaboration, focusing on use of Wordpress for syndication of blog posts and for collaborative geolocation.


PAST CONFERENCES (2006 - 2012)

Spring 2012
June 4th, 2012 from 9-12
Host and Location:
SUNY- Empire State College, Center for Distance Learning 
Topic: Changing Education: Strengths and Barriers

Moderator: Dr. Steven Doellefeld Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Education, Associate Director, Institute for Teaching, Learning & Academic Leadership, University at Albany




Continental Breakfast/Announcements

Phylise Banner (Event Committee Chair)


Openness in Higher Education: Understanding the Challenge and Opportunity

Kathleen Stone & Michele Ogle
(Empire State College)


Web 2.0 tools for learning activities

Michael Fortune
(Empire State College)


Implementing a Web 2.0 College Portal to allow for single sign-on, communications, collaboration and more.

Dan Nicolaescu
(Schenectady County Community College)


Using Cloud Computing to Create Transparency Across Cultures in an Online Environment

Patrice Prusko Torcivia
Lorette Pellettiere Calix


Changing Education on the Go: Benefits and Barriers to Mobile Approaches in Higher Education

David Wolf
(Empire State College)


Promoting Radical Change in Teaching Information and Technology Literacies

Tom Mackey (Empire State College)
Trudi E. Jacobson (SUNY Albany)

11:15: 11:30

Changing Mindsets, Motivating Faculty – A Constructivist Instructional Designers Perspective

M.-P. Huguet, T. Haley, and F. X. Wright

11:30 – 11:45


Phylise Banner (Event Committee Chair)


Fall 2011
Monday, November 7th from 9-12 at Excelsior College
Open Source and interactive Tools
Format: Panel

Moderator: Dr. Sandra Winn, Program Director of Communication Studies at Excelsior



Continental Breakfast/Announcements


The Adoption of Third Party Tools by Patrick Masson




Wiki’s with a Pedagogical & Course Objective Focus by Linda K. Ryder


Sakai: Open Source Benefits & Challenges by Phylise Banner


Open Source Procurement Approaches by Patrick Masson




Spring 2011
Friday, June 3 from 9am-12

Location: ITT Technical Institute of Albany
Mobile Devices for Teaching & Learning: Impact, Barriers, and Solutions.
Description: A selected panel  and presenters will reveal what they are doing with mobile devices in the classroom and discuss student expectations.

Moderator: Patricia Baia, PhD

Panel Members
Name Location Topic
Jeremy Hammond & Justin Carman St. Rose iPhone/Droid App
James Greenberg SUNY Oneonta ConnectYard
Brian Mistler

Note: Brian could not make it, but wanted to share this .pdf with you.
Hobart & William Smith Colleges Mobile Technology for Quizzes
Virgina Yonkers University at Albany Examples of Success & Failures
Kyle Songer Excelsior College Eye on Trends
Amanda Hagzan Albany Medical College Mobile Devices in Medicine
Judd Rattner Intellidemia Concourse Mobile
Audeliz Matias, PhD Empire State College Mobile Learning Task Force

Fall 2010
Friday 10/29, 9am-12pm
Location: Skidmore College

Topic/Format: Show and Tell

Description: Presenters will speak and display technology/innovations/pedagogy which are their favorites or are playing with.  It could be something they have used in the past that was successful or something they are looking/thinking of doing in the future.  This conference is meant to provide attendees with a fun and practical look at educational technology.

Spring 2010
June 4th 2010, 9:00am-12:00pm
Location: UAlbany, Institute for Teaching, Learning, and Academic Leadership located in LI-69.
Topic: Developing on-line & blended courses/components: Best Practices in Instructional Design

Panel Participants

  • Ruth E Scipione, The Stages of Reconceptualizing a Course for Blended, UAlbany

  • Bill Pelz & Jane Verri, Introducing the Herkimer HyFlex!, Herkimer County Community College

  • Marie-Pierre Huguet, Instructional Design in a World of Blends: Considering the Instructor, RPI

  • Christine Paige, Educational Technologist Perspective, St. Rose

  • Phylise Banner, Moderator (Chair, CDETG Event Planning Committee)


Fall 2009
November 6th, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Albany Law School, Dean Alexander Moot Court Room (1928 Building)
Pecha Kucha Presentations, read more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pecha_Kucha

Description: The session brings a unique series of presentations from multiple presenters. Within the Pecha Kucha format, each speaker presents 20 slides — spending no more than 6 minutes total on the presentation. The format was designed to facilitate a creative exchange of ideas within a limited time block. The remainder of time will be spent in an open conversation. It should be fun, informative and a efficient use of your time.

Spring 2009
June 5th, 9:00am-12:00pm at Empire State College
Topic: Faculty professional development and engagement: How do we get their attention?
Format: Panel/Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Steven Doellefeld
Dr. Patricia L. Baia
Amanda Hagzan
Robert Piorkowski
Clark Shah-Nelson
Dr. Sandra Winn

Sample Panel Questions:
1. What are creative ideas for developing a "community of life-long learners" among the faculty?
2. What are the obstacles to the design and implementation of effective professional development programs?
3. How can these obstacles be overcome?
4. What are the critical ingredients of effective programs?
5. Why should schools create these programs?
6. What are their benefits?
7. How might independent schools partner with universities and community agencies to establish a dialectical relationship in which each enhances the other?
8. How can these programs aid in faculty recruitment and retention?
9. What are the obstacles to the design and implementation of effective professional development programs?
10. How can these obstacles be overcome?
11. What are the best communication avenues for professionals involved in faculty development to share and communicate?


Fall 2008
October 14th,  9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Hudson Valley Community College
1.  assessment and assessment technologies, 2.   digital audio and video in and outside of class

Description: Two topics continue to emerge as we move forward with technology integration: assessment and digital media.  This conference marries both initiatives by showcasing presenters who have some insight into each area.  Plus we will have a student panel to help us understand their perspectives of technology in education. 

Spring 2008
June 13th,  9:00am-12:00
Location: Albany College of Pharmacy
Topic: The Future of Distance Learning

Description: This CDETG meeting will focus on the future of distance learning.  Topic may include:  quality, assessment, video conferencing, web conferencing, professional development, discussion board, AV roles, etc).  The format of the meeting will be a Panel.

Panel Members include:
Patrick Masson from University of Technology at Delhi (Moderator)

  • Roger Grice and Connie Grega from RPI
  • Sue Gallagher from HVCC
  • Phylise Banner from Skidmore
  • Joy Ewing and Steven Doellefeld from University at Albany
  • Nicola Martinez from Empire State
  • Robert Piorkowski from Excelsior College
  • Alexandra M. Pickett from SUNY Learning Network

October, 9th (8:30am-3:00pm)
Host: Albany College of Pharmacy (Food Provided)
Active Learning: In Or Outside The Classrooms? (Final Agenda)
Vendors: Gateway/Dyknow, Adobe, Blackboard, Campus Technology

Darlene Cardillo and Prof. Dan Moriarty view PowerPoint (.pdf)

Podcasts: What is everyone doing?
Host: St. Rose

Presenters: Clark Shah-Nelson, awarded one of the top People's Choice Podcast of 2006 in Apple's iTunes; Darlene Cardillo, Legal podcasting at Albany Law School (view presentation); Mr. Frank Yunker, Fulton Montgomery Community College; St. Rose, Podcast pilot group; Apple Representatives.

Moderator: Ellen Murphy, Director of Technology Integration at Sage
Description: The Capital District and beyond are using podcasting as a tool both academically and administratively.  This session gives an overview of what some local institutions are doing and how they are  different. 

Technology vs. Technique: How to collaborate on delivery and design
Host: Siena

Panel:  Gary Schwartz, Director of Communications & Collaboration Technologies at RPI and Michael Feldstein, former Asst. Director of SLN and now Project Manager for the Oracle Academic Enterprise Initiative.

Moderator: Patrick Masson, Chief Information Officer, New York State University of Technology at Delhi

Description: With today¹s diverse technology landscape many campuses are struggling with how to organize online services within the organization. While Information Technology departments have traditionally focused on support issues in order to provide application availability, performance and stability, campus faculty and service providers (HR, Registrar, etc.) are striving to bring more services online to support the campus and even departmental missions. The result is often tension between the technical staff who must maintain an application or service and the end users who rely on its functionality. Come discuss with various campus representatives  issues they have run into as services grow beyond the technical and into operations and see how they are trying to find resolutions.