The New Technology Experience For Faculty Fall 2015

SJSU’s location in the heart of Silicon Valley gives our institution an edge in the technology marketplace, as we routinely supply high-technology firms in the area with more engineering, computer science, and business graduates than any other college or university. It’s not surprising, then, to see SJSU embrace educational methods that exploit the latest technology to dramatically enhance the university experience.

The mission of IT Services is to support student success through the innovative use of technology in the classroom and across campus, while supporting automation of SJSU’s administrative functions. We promote “unbounded learning” to enhance student success through continuous learning innovations. We do this by providing agility through an advanced technology infrastructure. Faculty and students will benefit greatly from numerous improvements and advancements that have been made since Spring of this year.

In The Classroom

  • WebEx online collaboration to connect swiftly and securely with students, teachers, colleagues
  • TelePresence available for all Faculty, Staff, Students via WebEx Enabled TelePresence (bridge) and via High Def equipment in some classrooms and conference rooms
  • Next Generation Spaces update – 7 fully integrated learning spaces; 7 fully integrated learning spaces coming in the next year; 6 meeting spaces
  • 30 mobile TelePresence units; 10 available now; others arrive by end of Oct.
  • Updated classroom phones installed
  • Wi-Fi in all classrooms, campus buildings and student residences
    • Nearly 67,000 unique devices connected, 14,500 wireless devices connected
    • Students reporting seeing internet speeds over 100 MBPS

On Campus

  • 4,000 new phones deployed
  • Workstation/computer refresh – Over 3,000 Lab, Faculty, and Staff Computers Replaced

What’s Coming Next
More technology enhancements are on the way as we continue with our five-year roadmap that began in 2012.

  • Innovation & Collaboration Expo, Oct. 1 – 2. All faculty, staff and students are invited.
  • Next Gen rooms with high definition, TelePresence/Lecture Capture in classrooms/conference rooms
  • UPD silent alarm on all faculty & staff phones
  • Outdoor wireless to be completed by August 2016.

We believe that technology enriches the educational process. It transcends geographical and cultural boundaries to provide greater learning and teamwork experiences. We remain committed to providing technologies, services and resources that support an innovative, engaged learning community and enhance student success at SJSU.

Download the complete IT Services Welcome Back presentation for Colleges.

Collaboration And The New Technology Experience For Students Fall 2015

Collaboration is crucial in today’s global environment in order for any business to succeed. The earlier you understand collaboration and working in collaborative, interdisciplinary environments, the more successful you will be when you enter the workplace. Collaboration as a form of virtual communications is a cornerstone of educational transformation: students collaborating with faculty members, and with outside experts, and collaboration between students within your schools and campus and across traditional educational boundaries.

As a student, you will benefit greatly from numerous improvements and advancements that have been made to facilitate collaboration since Spring of this year.

In The Classroom

  • WebEx online collaboration to connect swiftly and securely with students, teachers, colleagues
  • TelePresence available for all students, faculty, staff via WebEx Enabled TelePresence (bridge) and via High Def equipment in some classrooms and conference rooms
  • Next Generation Spaces update – 7 fully integrated learning spaces; 7 fully integrated learning spaces coming in the next year; 6 meeting spaces
  • 30 mobile TelePresence units; 10 available now; others arrive by end of Oct.
  • Updated classroom phones installed
  • Wi-Fi in all classrooms, campus buildings and student residences
    • Nearly 67,000 unique devices connected, 14,500 wireless devices connected
    • Students reporting seeing internet speeds over 100 MBPS

What’s Coming Next
More technology enhancements are on the way as we continue with our five-year roadmap that began in 2012.

  • Innovation & Collaboration Expo, Oct. 1 – 2. All faculty, staff and students are invited.
  • Next Gen rooms with high definition, TelePresence/Lecture Capture in classrooms/conference rooms
  • Outdoor wireless to be completed by August 2016.

We believe that technology enriches the educational process. It transcends geographical and cultural boundaries to provide greater learning and teamwork experiences. We remain committed to providing technologies, services and resources that support an innovative, engaged learning community and enhance student success at SJSU.

Collaboration Technologies At A Glance
TelePresence – Think video conferencing on steroids. The TelePresence experience allows you to expand the learning environment by conducting live, lifelike meetings without traditional classroom constraints.
WebEx — Web conferencing provides flexible instruction with extended reach online. Interactive features include real-time testing and grading, instant feedback, assessment tracking, breakout sessions, and hands-on labs to deliver a variety of dynamic e-learning opportunities.

What is TelePresence?

TelePresence is high definition videoconferencing, which allows people to feel as if they are present at a remote meeting with people from another location. This technology works over the Web and allows instructors to bring external professors, industry experts, and other participants to their classroom electronically. We call these rooms Next Generation Learning Spaces.

IT Services is working with departments across campus to bring the technology closer to you – our users. Currently, we have 11 rooms that can serve your TelePresence needs and three mobile units that IT Services can set up for you to use in any room.

Mobile TelePresence units provide state-of-the-art mobile video conferencing, TelePresence, for faculty and staff on campus. The mobile units include a camera, microphones, audio controls, video display, and a simple control system. This project is a collaborative effort with input from faculty in the Colleges and IT Services. Training materials and workshops will be available to users and support staff in an effort to support effective use of the technology.

Please visit Next Generation Learning Spaces for more information.

Next Generation Learning Spaces—Aug 2013

Note: This article was originally published on our website in August 2013 and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

Based on feedback from faculty and academic support staff, changes to the Next Generation Learning Spaces are being implemented to enhance the audio/visual controls systems.

These changes will simplify the usage of the equipment in the spaces and automate the lecture capture capabilities into the SJSU VideoShare system.

Workshops are planned for delivery by Academic Technology in August to train instructors assigned to classes in these spaces for the Fall 2013 semester.

Next Generation Learning Spaces—Mar 2013

Note: This article was originally published on our website in March 2013 and is being added to this blog for historical purposes.

We have delivered 5 Next Generation Learning Spaces for use for Spring 2013 instruction:

  • Morris Dailey Auditorim
  • Clark 238
  • Sweeney Hall 435
  • Dwight Bentel Hall 225
  • MacQuarrie Hall 526

Through a collaborative effort with IT Services, Academic Technology, FD & O and vendor resources, the project team designed and installed upgrades to existing classrooms. These upgrades integrate technology components with high definition audio/visual, recording and communication resources, which supports instructors in the delivery of instructional content.

This content can be viewed real-time in the learning space and remotely via WebEx or telepresence video sessions and also recorded for later review via the new SJSU VideoShare System, a campus private YouTube-type system for sharing video content built on Cisco video technology.

Plans for enhancement of additional lecture capture learning spaces to be completed during Summer 2013 include:

  • Science 142
  • Washington Square 109
  • Engineering 189
  • Moss Landing Marine Lab 109