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Meet Mark English from SUNY Oneonta!

Name: Mark English  Campus: SUNY Oneonta                   Years with SUNY: 33   Degree: Associates in Electronics, Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication;  Main areas of responsibility: Design, installation, and maintenance of all learning space technology.  Other Experience: Service Manager for AV company in Phoenix, AZ  Other Interests:  Home improvement, reading, gardening, old movies. 

EdTOA members get their CTS Certification

On Tuesday August 13th, 2019, 17 bleary-eyed EdTOAns started a 4 day journey at the SUNY Center for Professional Development in Syracuse towards Avixa CTS certification.   Over the next 3 days, they would be bombarded by pneumonic devices, math equations, industry standard ratings, and continental breakfasts.   On Friday, all of them passed their CTS certification exam. Many thanks to AVIXA, EdTOA, and the SUNY CPD for organizing a wonderful professional certification review and exam.

SUNY Geneseo’s Synchronous Video Conference Classroom

Recently, SUNY Geneseo was tasked to renovate an existing classroom with equipment for web based video conferencing in the Summer of 2017. Specifically there would be Foreign Language classes shared between Brockport, MCC and Geneseo (as part of the Critical Language Consortium). MCC had Pro licensing for Zoom, and the first version of the equipment list was based on the “recommended hardware” page on the Zoom web site. Here is an equipment list for what we installed to add the “Zoom” functionality (this room already had a projector and control system in place): HP Micro PC $700.00 Sharp 20 inch...

Meet Pete Houghton of SCCC!

Name: Pete Houghton Campus: SUNY Schenectady County Community College Years with SUNY: 45 Degree: AAS in Audio Visual Communications from SUNY Alfred Main areas of responsibility: Since 2011 I have been handling special events and classroom technology. When I started at SCCC we had 1/4″ reel audio tape, 1″ & 1/2″ reel video. 16mm film and overhead projectors. Other Experience: I’ve been a regional rep for EdTOA, as well as Chair. I’ve served on the SUNY Technology Conference Planning Committee since 1996. Other Interests: I also do sound for a bluegrass band (https://threequarternorth.com/). We were on the bill for a...

Meet Kali Zahn of Empire State!

Name: Kali Zahn Campus: Empire State College (Saratoga Springs offices) Years with SUNY: 15 Degree: BA- History Main areas of responsibility: Desktop support of administration offices, conference rooms Other Experience: 1 1/2 Gateway Country Store technician, 3 years desktop support at Hartwick College, Oneonta NY (20 years desktop support total) Other Interests: Karate, genealogy, RPGs, travel,