CUNY’s 17th Annual IT Conference

Technology and Education: Challenges and Opportunities

CUNY’s 17th Annual IT Conference will explore the complicated balance between the challenges and opportunities of using technology in higher education. There is no doubt that technology connects our lives and underlies many educational offerings. This comes with a set of inherent challenges, both mundane and serious. Educators and universities must grapple with what technologies to use in our classrooms, and how to equip our students with the technological literacy they need both to succeed and make informed choices outside of school. Our movements, metrics, and digital footprints are tracked in ways that were inconceivable just decades ago, and data often seems vulnerable to security threats. Nevertheless, technology brings true opportunities in the nature of enhanced engagement, access, and interconnection, to name a few. 

As has been the case since its inception, the conference will be held at John Jay College, offering overviews of the University and colleges’ key IT initiatives, discussions of how technology can support and advance teaching, scholarship, and administration, and a chance to meet with vendors. As always, proposals for presentations are invited from the CUNY community, particularly on how we can address the various challenges and opportunities. 

Additional Information:

For more information, please visit the CUNY 17th Annual IT Conference website. 

 

CUNY’s 17th Annual IT Conference

Technology and Education: Challenges and Opportunities

CUNY’s 17th Annual IT Conference will explore the complicated balance between the challenges and opportunities of using technology in higher education. There is no doubt that technology connects our lives and underlies many educational offerings. This comes with a set of inherent challenges, both mundane and serious. Educators and universities must grapple with what technologies to use in our classrooms, and how to equip our students with the technological literacy they need both to succeed and make informed choices outside of school. Our movements, metrics, and digital footprints are tracked in ways that were inconceivable just decades ago, and data often seems vulnerable to security threats. Nevertheless, technology brings true opportunities in the nature of enhanced engagement, access, and interconnection, to name a few. 

As has been the case since its inception, the conference will be held at John Jay College, offering overviews of the University and colleges’ key IT initiatives, discussions of how technology can support and advance teaching, scholarship, and administration, and a chance to meet with vendors. As always, proposals for presentations are invited from the CUNY community, particularly on how we can address the various challenges and opportunities. 

Additional Information:

For more information, please visit the CUNY 17th Annual IT Conference website. 

 

Technology Accessibility: A Curriculum Enhancement Training Session for CUNY Faculty

This half-day curriculum enhancement workshop is intended for CUNY faculty in computer science, programming, media studies, digital design, and other areas where principles of universal design are relevant. Facilitated by CUNY’s Web Accessibility Fellow in the Office of Academic Affairs, the session will cover basic concepts of accessibility as pertains to design and web development; guidance for incorporating related modules into course syllabi; and the value of accessible design skills for students seeking careers in the technology industry. The training session will aim to:

  • Raise awareness around disability, assistive technologies, digital accessibility and the various tools and resources that are available to support accessible design and development work.

  • Incorporate modules, exercises, and assignments into course syllabi in order to provide students with technical skills for developing digital content that incorporates principles of universal design and is compliant with WCAG.

  • Highlight the existing/future job market for trained designers, and developers with working knowledge of accessibility standards.

 

To Apply

Visit the official event site. Applications will be accepted now through October 15th

 

For Additional Information

Visit the official site or contact Alyssa Vine in CUNY’s Office of Academic Affairs with any questions: alyssa.vine@cuny.edu 

Call For Proposals: CUNY’s 17th Annual IT Conference

Technology and Education: Challenges and Opportunities

CUNY’s 17th Annual IT Conference will explore the complicated balance between the challenges and opportunities of using technology in higher education. There is no doubt that technology connects our lives and underlies many educational offerings. This comes with a set of inherent challenges, both mundane and serious. Educators and universities must grapple with what technologies to use in our classrooms, and how to equip our students with the technological literacy they need both to succeed and make informed choices outside of school.

As always, proposals for presentations are invited from the CUNY community, particularly on how we can address the various challenges and opportunities. 

Proposal Details:

Proposals are invited for panels or presentations as well as roundtables, workshops, or other interactions. Each proposal should include a title, an abstract of no more than 200 words, and the name and affiliation of each participant. Proposals from individuals are welcome, but panel proposals from groups that can present varied perspectives on a subject are particularly welcome. The theme of “Challenges and Opportunities” includes: 

  • How does technology provide challenges and opportunities for multiple stakeholders at CUNY and across the varied sectors of teaching, learning, research, and administration?

  • How do educators perceive the challenges and opportunities of technology in the classroom? And how do they balance them?

  • How can technology create new opportunities for students? What challenges does technology present that may also be viewed as opportunities for teaching and learning?

Deadline:

September 17 at 5:00PM. Acceptances will be announced by the end of that month.

Proposal Submission:

Proposals may be submitted here

Additional Information:

For more information, please visit the CUNY 17th Annual IT Conference website. 

 

General Education and Technology: A Visual Communications Symposium

[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: Friday, May 13, 2016

[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 12:30 PM – 5:30 PM

[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Location: Atrium Amphitheatre (AG30)

 

Come join us for the most exciting and visually collaborative gathering at City Tech yet!

There will be:

-RAFFLES

-PRIZES

-FOOD

-REFRESHMENTS

 

WomenTech Educators Training:
More Female Students in Just One Year

Training Dates & Details

[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Dates: April 7 & April 8, 2016
[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 9AM – 4PM
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Location: 25 Chapel Street, 4th floor-Howard Building, Room 429

[icon name=”check-square-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Register by: April 4, 2016
Learn more and register by contacting: Melanie Villatoro at mvillatoro@citytech.cuny.edu

*A 1-hour lunch break will be provided for participants to get lunch on their own

Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS) Training

 

WomenTech Educators Training:
More Female Students in Just One Year

Training Dates & Details

[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Dates: April 7 & April 8, 2016
[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 9AM – 4PM
[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Location: 25 Chapel Street, 4th floor-Howard Building, Room 429

[icon name=”check-square-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Register by: April 4, 2016
Learn more and register by contacting: Melanie Villatoro at mvillatoro@citytech.cuny.edu

*A 1-hour lunch break will be provided for participants to get lunch on their own

Institute for Women in Trades, Technology & Science (IWITTS) Training

 

2nd Annual Tech Day at City Tech

[icon name=”map-marker” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Venue: N119
[icon name=”calendar” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Date: March 30, 2016
[icon name=”clock-o” class=”” unprefixed_class=””] Time: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm

Keynote Speaker:
Jennifer Sparrow
Academic Director, General Education

View Tech Day program

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