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Onondaga Community College’s eye-catching learning spaces

Onondaga Community College’s eye-catching learning spaces was recognized recently for its outstanding work. Holt Architects received an award from the Organization of the American Institute of Architects for its innovate redesign of a classroom in Ferrante Hall. Professor Furney said, “We want to have classrooms and work-spaces which encourage more than just sitting in a row and staring at the professor the whole time. This space is perfect for that.” The technology includes: * Two electronic, interactive Microsoft Whiteboards which can be fully matrixed with 7 other monitors in the classroom. * Crestron AirMedia which allows a laptop to be...

Stonybrook’s Active Learning Classroom

Frey Hall 119 is an active learning classroom. It has 32 work stations, that can hold 6 students each. Each station has a Dell computer, 42″ 4K monitor, mouse and keyboard. Students and faculty can also share content throughout the room, using the Mirror 360 app, from the work station or their own personal device. There are also 16 dual sided, standing huddle boards and 36 personal white boards. Submitted by John Connolly

Zoom Room

Submitted by Edward Brunet Jr, of Stony Brook University I have a two fold application for this program. First it is a COVID response to teaching large lecture Hall style classes and not having a faculty member feel like they are stuck behind a laptop in their home. In the classroom setup, they are standing, as normal behind a lectern. They have 3 screens to look at, to engage with their class. Far left their class roster, middle is the active speaker (minus the person lecturing), far right is the shared presentation. In the board room style, I have incorporated...

Meet Bill Meyers from SUNY Geneseo

Bill Meyers has been with SUNY Geneseo for 25 years. In his time at SUNY Geneseo his main areas of responsibility include  Classroom Technology Support; classroom A/V systems design, installation & maintenance; Technical support for their TV production facility; Technical Support for live streaming of Commencement, Convocation, and other Campus Special Events; (now) Zoom support also. Bill received his Bachelor of Sciences from SUNY Fredonia. Some other experiences he has had are being a Radio/TV Engineer for 10 years prior to coming to work at Geneseo in 1996. Bill’s other interests are Model Railroading, running & biking.

Meet Christopher C. Taverna from SUNY Fredonia

Christopher C. Taverna has been with SUNY Fredonia for 20 years. In his time at Fredonia he has been a part of several departments within Information Technology Services and the Professional Development Center. He is currently a training specialist in the Accessibility and Collaborative Technology department of ITS, where in addition to providing various IT trainings to the faculty and staff of Fredonia he administers the campus implementations of Confluence, Digital Measures, and Zoom.  He is also the President of the Fredonia Chapter of United University Professions, the Chair of the Faculty and Professional Affairs Committee (a standing committee of...

“Supporting Synchronous Online Learning” Forum Chat 5/27/20

Thank you to everyone that attended this Forum, below is the chat that took place during the forum. Chat from the EdTOA Forum: Supporting Synchronous Online Learning 5/27/2013:54:56 From ESFTV : Hello Folks, from ESFTV In Syracuse14:15:47 From Kelly Larrivey : Here is our website please consider submitting an article about a Cool Space on your campus or a product that you are looking at On Your Work Bench or if you would like to be spotlighted please let us know: https://www.edtoa.suny.edu/14:15:50 From Drew : external groups and the existing listed liaison14:15:53 From Drew : CCIO group – ?Fact2 –...

Meet Steve Perta from SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Steve Perta has been with the SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Utica-Rome (previously known as SUNYIT, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY College of Technology, & SUNY Utica-Rome) going on 33 years.  In this capacity Steve serves as an Associate for Instructional Resources and Chief Engineer responsible for Design, Purchasing, Installation, Implementation, Operation, Documentation, surrounding campus Classroom Technology,  Television Studio & Control Room, Satellite Transmission/Reception, Distance Learning Videoconferencing Systems, Microwave Link, Cable TV System, Sound reinforcement and image projection, Digital Signage, Computer Graphics Station, Media Duplication and Department LAN. He holds an Associate Degree in Electrical Technology from MVCC, a BS Degree...

Meet Laurie Fox from SUNY Geneseo!

Name: Laurie FoxCampus: SUNY GeneseoYears with SUNY: 24Degree(s): Bachelor of Science in Management and Management Information Systems from SUNY Geneseo; current MBA student (Technology Management) at SUNY PolyMain areas of responsibility: Director of Educational Technology. Lead 6 professional staff in Classroom Technology and support, LMS (Canvas) Administration and Instructional Design, Performance Venue technical direction, support and training on digital tools for instructionOther Experience: Past roles at Geneseo and other companies include Support Services management, desktop support, and network analystOther interests: Reading, creating, and music (I am also a church organist!)