Elluminate Training Improves Online Learning

Faculty from the Applied Computing and Electronics and the Applied Arts and Sciences departments participated in a training to learn about Elluminate, a technology that allows lectures to be shared via the Internet with students in online courses. Participating faculty included Dr. Bradley Layton, the Energy Technology program director as well as Energy Tech adjunct instructors Beth Baker and Greg Guscio. Penny Jakes, who teaches Cisco Networking courses for the Computer Technology program, and Dr. Colin Henderson, who leads the Anatomy and Physiology classes at the College of Technology, also participated. The training was offered by the Applied Computing and Electronics department and c0-facilitated by Tom Gallagher and Jenny Gorsegner. Their hope is that more faculty will adopt innovative teaching technologies and create better courses for online students.

Additional Seats Open in Computer and Energy Courses

Additional sections of first year classes have been added to the Spring 2011 schedule. New class sections include: CRT 112 Operating Systems and CSCI 110 Introduction to Programming. Available seats can also be found in CSCI 172 Introduction to Computer Modeling, ITS 150 CCNA I (Cisco Networking), and NRG 102 Introduction to Energy Systems II.

Network Administrator Academy Resumes

We're pleased to announce the next professional development course offering in the Network Administrator Academy Series. Dianne Burke (MSCE) will be leading the course Windows Server 2008 - Applications Infrastructure. It will cover file services (NTFS and Share permission), the distributed file system and namespace implementation, windows print and fax services, the Internet Information Services v7 role (IIS7) and options to secure hosted web sites, terminal services implementation (including Terminal Services Web Access and the Terminal Services Gateway), and high availability technologies (including Storage Area Networks, internet SCSI, and Hyper-V).

The Network Administrator Academy prepares I.T. professionals for the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist credential. Prospective students should have a working familiarity with Microsoft Windows Servers. This course is slated to meet February 16th - May 4. Further information is available online at http://ace.cte.umt.edu/it/NetAdminAcad.pdf. To register for the course contact Mary Opitz 406.243.7812