ICT Summit 2011 12-10-2010


Charlie Schweik, David Todd, Patricia Galvis-Assmus, Maria Toyofuku, Jerry Schoen, Nikki Stoia, Traci Hess, Mike Crowley, Marilyn Billings.


Friday, December 10, 2010

Meeting's focus

  1. Open Collaboration
  2. Review ICT Summit 2011 mission statement
  3. Finalize format of ICT Summit 2011
  4. Discuss how open collaboration can help pedagogy

The two main ideas that the summit should address:

  • Pros/ Cons of open source (not just software, but open initiatives) 
  • Preparing educators to make informed decisions about technology.

Patricia pointed out that the summit should also be used as an opportunity to address the issue     of faculty focusing on teaching specific software rather than the process of learning/ approach to teaching. 

            Mike presented question, “How do you effectively manage a student's experience?”

Options should be presented, such as:

  • Open source
  • Commercial free-to-use
  • Propriety/ Closed

Who is our target audience?

  • Patricia stated that she felt that faculty and admin were our target audience. 
  • Charlie recommended that we need to make sure we include researchers. 

Summit name suggestion:

  • Competition vs. Collaboration
  • Teaching, Learning, and Knowledge Production
  • Making Informed Decisions about Education & Technology. 

Computing Driver's License

            Patricia presented Computing Driver's License for review.  She hopes to present this at the summit to at the very least start a discussion about it in order to have it adopted across campus. The Computing Driver's License is a test/ certification that focuses on general computing knowledge.  It ranges from topics of the internet, operating systems, word processing software, etc.  This would help address the question of “What constitutes a 1st class educaiton?”  Patricia stated that HFA Dean Julie Hayes is interested in adopting this Computing Driver's License.

Summit Format

Maria stated that having presentations at different universities/colleges would be difficult and it   would be easier to procure speakers by having a single location for summit. 

Breakout vs plenary sessnions?

  • Nikki and Charlie would like the summit to have plenary sessions.  
  • Charlie gave a suggestion of possible arrangement of sessions:
    • Technology
    • Open Source/ Commercial free-to-use/ proprietary
    • Open Learning Initiative/ Open Access 
    • Research/ Publications
    • Right/ Intellectual Property/ Licensing
    • Collaboration
    • Pros/ Cons
      • Example: SPARK:  losing support from producer, money/ time lost.
  • Showcase- suggestion to have poster session

Student Presentations

  • Patricia suggested idea of inviting students to present their own projects, not just faculty as previously recommended. 
  • Charlie recommended that his sister could speak about creating an open source collaboration initiative for the arts. 

Open vs. Proprietary

Jerry Schoen presented the idea that there is a trend to re-purpose software and that this notion should included in discussion.  This reflects the idea that innovation comes from people rather than relying on technology.       

Issue to address: 

Q.  How do you resolve the desire to use open source when there is a need to educate students with industry standard software? 

A. Charlie Schweik gave example of two courses he has taught in which the beginning course was taught using open source software and then in a later course, students used industry standard software.  Student would gain exposure and be better informed of their options.

Licensing/ Rights

What are the various licensing types and what rights to they provide?