Introduction (Olin 149): Setting the tone for the day…
Presentation Skills (Presenters: Paula Lackie, Heidi Eyestone, Fiona MacNeill, Carly Born, Doug Foxgrover): We’ll show you some tools that can help you communicate and enhance your ideas, all at little or no additional cost. We’ll look at some ways to make PowerPoint documents hold the interest of your audience and help improve your talk. We’ll look at GoogleDocs, a good tool for collaborating on documents with your colleagues. We’ll look at ContentDM, which houses Carleton’s digital image collection, and show how you can access many of these images. And we’ll take a look at some other, newer ways to organize your thoughts and images for sharing with others.
Moodle for Staff (Presenters: Carly Born, Paula Lackie, Mikki Showers): Many of us know that Moodle is used for courses at Carleton, but you might be surprised at the number of your colleagues using it for other purposes. Moodle is already being used on campus as a repository for meeting minutes or other group files; as a light-weight project management tool; as a scheduling tool; and as a gateway and reference point for student staff. Join us to see just how flexible Moodle can be, including some examples of the above, and perhaps see if it meets some of your own needs.
The resources of PEPs (Presenters: Lew Weinberg, Tucker MacNeill): Presentation Events and Production Support handles the media needs of the campus. But what else can the Boys from PEPS do for you? Among other things, they will demonstrate Podcasting and Screencasting and suggest some ways that these tools might be useful to you.
Security (Presenters: Kevin Chapman, Rich Graves, Dave Flynn): Imagine a slick salesperson: “Are you in the market for a home computer infection or security breach, but just don't know which one is right for you? We’ve designed an overview of the various options available to you as a home user, including viruses, botnets and phishing scams.” Seriously, though, we’ll show you ways to help keep your computer and data safe. We’ll help you to navigate this maze of computer security problems. We will also have copies of Carleton’s virus protection software to take home and install on your home computer.
Technology for Home (Presenters: Kevin Chapman, Austin Robinson-Coolidge): You're looking to buy or maybe upgrade a computer, but do you know your gigahertz from your gigabytes (or gigabits)? What do all those numbers mean anyway? Is RAM more important than rum? What's the best buying strategy: aim high, aim low, or blindfold and a dartboard? Is a warranty warranted? He's a Mac, he's a PC, so what? And while we're at it, let's talk about configuring your home wireless network (WEP, WPA, SSID, wot?), review options for backing up your personal files (not a lame idea), and determine just how smart your phones are.
Social Online Tools (Presenters: Christopher Tassava, Lew Weinberg, Mike Hendel, Fiona MacNeill, Paula Lackie, Iris Jastram): A fast and furious overview of many of the most popular social networking tools in use today. A cast of Carleton staff will show you how and why so many people are using Facebook, Twitter, Skype and other online services to make connections and improve communications both at work and at home. We’ll also point out some of the strengths and trouble spots when using these services, to help you decide which options might be right for you.
Raffle: Prizes include Flip camera, flash drives and TV-B-Gone! You must be present to win.