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Occasionally, Digital Media Services staff present at local and national conferences to share their expertise, as well as information on many of the exciting projects taking place here at Loyola University Chicago. This page contains session descriptions and resources related to the content presented.

Media Lab Transitions from Typing to Digital Media Powerhouses

Consortium of Colleges and University Media Centers (CCUMC) 2013 Conference - Chicago, IL
October 10, 2013
Presented by Nick Liberatore, Alma Pitchford and Adam Smeets

Over the past ten years, the face of the campus computer lab has dramatically changed from locations that filled a need to surf the Internet and type research papers to being the one-stop-shop for digital media. For many institutions, this transition has come easily, while others were met with challenges.

At Loyola University Chicago, Digital Media Services has a strong emphasis on integrating resources for our faculty, staff, and students at an institutional level. This session will highlight how Loyola transitioned a number of its computer labs from smaller pocket lab locations to powerhouse Digital Media Labs with practical takeaways for implementation at attendees’ campuses.

Attendees will review the processes and recommendations for implementing a Digital Media Lab and Equipment Loan Program. This will include a presentation of the current space, including policies and practices, reviewing planning documents, the evolution of the program, feedback surveys, equipment in the program, as well as current student feedback. Participants will receive an e-resource with take-away items that can be implemented in their current environment.

"Connect"ing University Campuses and Creating Educational Opportunities

Adobe Education Exchange Live - Toronto, Canada
November 8 - 9, 2012
Presented by Adam Smeets

Two years ago, Loyola University Chicago was presented with a growing challenge to supporting online conferences, webinars, and online courses for 16,000 students across seven campuses in four countries. The university needed a cost-effective and reliable solution for delivering online courses, on-demand training sessions for employees, and webinars for the campus community.

In this session, attendees will learn about:
- The challenges, lessons learned, and planning process for implementing an Adobe® Connect™ cluster in the higher education environment
- Best practices and next steps for implementing a solution on campus

Final Cut Pro X: Dispelling the Myths About Apple’s FCP Update

ACP/CMA National College Media Convention - Chicago, Illinois
October 31 - November 4, 2012
Presented by Adam Smeets

OK, so maybe you’re like a lot of editors who scoffed at FCP X – you loved FCP 7 and think Apple went off the rails with the new version. Well, come to this session and an Apple-certified trainer in both FCP 7 and X will discuss the perks and benefi ts of FCP X – and how to ease your transition to the new version.

Experience IT: Taking Different Directions with Your iPad

EDUCAUSE Midwest Regional Conference - Chicago, IL
March 26 - 28, 2012
Presented by Bruce Montes and Adam Smeets

Each day, our inboxes and water-cooler conversations are abuzz with the "next big thing." But keeping tabs on emerging tools and their possible implications for campus can be difficult amid the rigor of our day-to-day routines. In this session, you'll learn from colleagues about emerging tools and their potential applications on campus and in your professional life. Facilitators will be positioned at stations around the room, allowing you to experience one tool or to float between discussions.

Community: More Than Just a Discussion Board – A Lifeline

SLATE 2011 Conference - Chicago, IL
December 5 - 7, 2011
Presented by Nick Liberatore, Adam Smeets and Jared Thomas

Blackboard and other learning management systems provide an amazing opportunity for faculty to deliver and transform curriculum, as well as for students to learn in exciting new ways. In Digital Media Services at Loyola University Chicago, we’re transforming our use of a Blackboard community to provide new hire training and assessment, as well as ongoing professional development to over 65 student workers. Through the use of Adobe Connect Pro, Blackboard and other open-source systems we will identify the tools and utilities, as well as best practices for developing an in-house training plan for new incoming staff. Participants will leave the session with a toolkit of materials for implementing a training program and ask questions for “next steps.”

Digital Media Campuses: The Transition from Word Processing to Digital Media

Campus Technology 2011 Conference - Boston, MA
July 25 - 28, 2011
Presented by Adam Smeets

Over the past ten years, the face of the campus computer lab started to transition from one that filled a need to surf the Internet and type research papers to being the one-stop-shop for digital media. For many institutions, this transition has come easily, while others were met with challenges. At Loyola University Chicago, Digital Media Services has a strong emphasis on integrating resources for our faculty, staff, and students at an institutional level. This session will highlight how Loyola transitioned a number of its computer labs from smaller pocket lab locations to powerhouse Digital Media Labs. This session will also detail recent developments with partnership projects such as igNation, which was presented at the Campus Technology 2010 conference.

Building a Foundation for Integrating Rich-Media on a Web 2.0 Campus and Questions & Answers

Campus Technology Virtual Conference - Online
November 18, 2010
Presented by John Drevs, Bruce Montes and Adam Smeets

Web 2.0 has created new channels for university communities to connect. User-generated content from diverse populations presented an opportunity to extend the voice of the university to all students, faculty and staff. Academics, Marketing, and IT partnered to provide a system of self-managed services. This session will highlight how Loyola utilized third-party and home-grown solutions at the University. Technologies highlighted will include Flash video, iTunesU, Blackboard, blogs, and wikis.

The presentation focused on how Loyola developed and implemented the “Ignation” system whereby students, faculty, and staff could create, upload, and manage rich-media. Media such as Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Videos can be sent to a central repository where users can self-manage their content and get the Loyola brand around their content to help tell an authentic “Loyola Story.”

Building a Foundation for Integrating Rich-Media on a Web 2.0 Campus

eduWEB Conference - Chicago, IL
July 24 - 26, 2010
Presented by John Drevs, Bruce Montes and Adam Smeets

Web 2.0 has created new channels for university communities to connect. User-generated content from diverse populations presented an opportunity to extend the voice of the university to all students, faculty and staff. Academics, Marketing, and IT partnered to provide a system of self-managed services. This session will highlight how Loyola utilized third-party and home-grown solutions at the University. Technologies highlighted will include Flash video, iTunesU, Blackboard, blogs, and wikis.

The presentation focused on how Loyola developed and implemented the “Ignation” system whereby students, faculty, and staff could create, upload, and manage rich-media. Media such as Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Videos can be sent to a central repository where users can self-manage their content and get the Loyola brand around their content to help tell an authentic “Loyola Story.”

Building a Foundation for Integrating Rich-Media on a Web 2.0 Campus

Campus Technology 2010 Conference - Boston, MA
July 19 - 22, 2010
Presented by John Drevs, Bruce Montes and Adam Smeets

Web 2.0 has created new channels for university communities to connect. User-generated content from diverse populations presented an opportunity to extend the voice of the university to all students, faculty and staff. Academics, Marketing, and IT partnered to provide a system of self-managed services. This session will highlight how Loyola utilized third-party and home-grown solutions at the University. Technologies highlighted will include Flash video, iTunesU, Blackboard, blogs, and wikis.

The presentation focused on how Loyola developed and implemented the “Ignation” system whereby students, faculty, and staff could create, upload, and manage rich-media. Media such as Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Videos can be sent to a central repository where users can self-manage their content and get the Loyola brand around their content to help tell an authentic “Loyola Story.”

Digital Media Labs and Engaging the Web 2.0 Patron

North Suburban Library System - Wheeling, IL
December 8, 2009
Presented by Adam Smeets

IT Metrics and Loyola University Chicago

EDUCAUSE Annual National Conference - Denver, CO
November 3 - 6, 2009
Presented by Adam Smeets

In the first hour of the IT Metrics discussion session, participants are invited to learn about the experiences of implementing a division-wide metrics education program at Loyola University Chicago. During this time attendees will also learn about a new consortium offering through the IT Metrics Constituent Group. In the remaining time, participants will have an opportunity to participate in peer group discussions regarding IT Metrics topics, interest and/or involvement in metrics at their institutions, as well as identifying questions for further discussion throughout the year between EDUCAUSE meetings.

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