EDSIGCON Proceedings 2017

EDSIGCON Proceedings 2017

Austin, Texas

Conference Highlights


Workshop Chair

Karen Paullet, Robert Morris University

Ordered by presentation time

The Journey and Outcomes of taking an e-Business/e-Commerce service course from a traditional Face-to-Face to a Hybrid format successfully • Even for 200+ students per long semester • And multi-culturally rich in perspective & content

Kevin Jetton
Texas State University

Sunday - 11/5/2017 in Rio Grande at 4:30 pm

This workshop will focus on the design, transition, steps and path of converting an existing multi-culturally rich traditional face-to-face e-Business/e-Commerce course serving business majors and minors to a hybrid format and discuss why it was not converted to a fully online course. Highlights will include:

Teaching Introductory Programming Concepts Using Alice3

Tebring Daly
Collin County Community College

Eileen Wrigley
Community College of Allegheny County

Monday - 11/6/2017 in Pedernales at 8:20 am

Alice3 is an object-oriented, 3-D graphical programming environment with a drag and drop user interface. Alice3 programs can be directly ported into Java code using the NetBeans IDE. The workshop includes an overview of Alice3 features and hands-on practice with the environment. The Alice3 software is free of charge and can be downloaded from the Alice.org website.

Data Management in the Hybrid Cloud

Mercedes Adams

Monday - 11/6/2017 in Rio Grande at 9:10 am

• The most valuable asset in the world today is no longer oil, it’s data. Businesses are harvesting consumer data to create new products, governments are digitally partnering with citizens to crowdsource solutions to civic issues, and hackers are constantly searching for new ways to monetize stolen data. The evolution of data management continues as businesses seek solutions that allow them to move data freely and securely from their private data centers to near-cloud solutions to cloud based hyperscaler platforms. More....

Mobile Forensics Hands-On Workshop

Meg Fryling
Siena College

Jack Rituso
SUNY Coblelskill

Monday - 11/6/2017 in Pedernales at 10:20 am

There is a dangerous shortage of cybersecurity workers in the United States. Every year in the U.S. there are 128,000 openings for Information Security Analysts, but only 88,000 workers currently employed in those positions – a talent shortfall of 40,000 workers for cybersecurity’s largest job (source: http://cyberseek.org/). The exponential growth in mobile devices, the Internet of Things (IoT), and the exchange of information online has significantly increased cybercrime. As such, there is a growing demand for expertise in mobile forensics. This hands-on workshop will focus on mobile devices as sources of evidence in forensic investigations. We will discuss the legal aspects of mobile forensic investigations and demonstrate Paraben’s Electronic Evidence Examination (E3) software to examine digital evidence, included deleted data, from mobile devices. Although not required, participants should bring their own laptop if they would like to try the software.

Expanding Access and Engagement in Your Courses with Open Educational Resources (OER)

Elizabeth Baker
University of North Carolina Wilmington

Monday - 11/6/2017 in Pedernales at 11:10 am

The rising cost of course materials used in higher education courses is putting access to education out of reach of many students. Textbook and course material costs can account for 10-25% of the overall cost of a college program, leading many students to forego buying the texts at all (Zalaznick, 2016). Moving course materials from proprietary material to Open Educational Resources can dramatically reduce the cost for students. This participant-centered workshop looks to engage the questions frequently asked by faculty when considering OER adoption:

Explore. Engage. Share: How Dell EMC is Forging the Next Generation of IT Professionals

Kim Yohannan
Dell EMC

Monday - 11/6/2017 in Rio Grande at 11:35 am

With the speed of innovation and the rate of change within the ICT (Information, Communications, and Technology) ecosystem, it is critical that we stay on the forefront of new technological advances and explore opportunities that will enable us to capitalize on emerging business imperatives. To foster the next generation of IT professionals, Dell EMC has played an active role as a partner to academic institutions across the globe through our External Research and Academic Alliances Education Program. This session will explore how institutions can participate in that program and take full advantage of our free technology-based courses that align with the ICT industry’s future workforce needs.

The Easy Way to Create a Blockchain using Fabric Composer

Jennifer Foley

Misty Decker

Monday - 11/6/2017 in Pedernales at 2:00 pm

Blockchain promises to democratize transactions the way the internet democratized information. With the new Fabric Composer, you can create chain code based on business objectives without the need for deep programming skills.

Red Hat Academy: Bridging the Gap Between Industry and Education

Trisha Turlington
Red Hat

Angel Penny
Red Hat

Monday - 11/6/2017 in Rio Grande at 2:50 pm

As the popularity of Linux in modern IT has grown, so has the demand for Linux and related skills in the job market. For higher education institutions, building courses to match the expectations of enterprises, while keeping them up to date as technology rapidly evolves, can be a timely and costly undertaking. Learn how our Red Hat Academy program can outfit your institution with hands-on instruction across platform, middleware, and cloud technologies, challenging your students with use cases that will equip them with the industry-ready skills in demand. Join us to hear how we can help you become a differentiator in education and offer your students a program that is based on the premise that learning involves not just thinking, but doing, and ultimately that they are our future leaders in Technology. F4445

Project Based Learning with Low-code Development: 10 Sample Projects for your Syllabus in 100 Minutes

Julie Kukesh
Mendix, Inc.

Pranshu Tewari
Mendix, Inc.

Tuesday - 11/7/2017 in Rio Grande at 9:10 am

Providing students with exciting learning opportunities in your classroom is the main goal for you as a professor. Top priorities include immersive assignments and projects, group work to foster collaboration, real world use-cases to offer much-needed exposure to the real world, the opportunity for practical application of concepts using tools, and the development of marketable skills on the technology platforms in-demand by employers. Attend this Workshop to see 10 Sample Projects to use in your Information Systems syllabus, including:

Open and Teach AKA Pre-built Industry Education Portal Content with Integrated Cloud Labs, Testing & Badges

Valinda Kennedy

Misty Decker

Tuesday - 11/7/2017 in Rio Grande at 8:20 am

The IBM Skills Academy provides face-to-face faculty training, hands-on labs, cloud infrastructure for the labs, badges and proctored testing. Bring your laptop, ipad or phone (a laptop will be better) and get ready to access enterprise software(including security software), prebuilt courses, the Cloud and more....

Mendix, the leading low-code app platform

Julie Kukesh
Mendix, Inc.

Pranshu Tewari
Mendix, Inc.

Tuesday - 11/7/2017 in Rio Grande at 9:10 am

Attend this session to learn more about the future of low-code app development and how the Mendix platform is bridging the gap between business and IT, unlocking the potential for companies to execute innovation initiatives to achieve digital transformation of their internal processes, customer experience, legacy apps, and to launch new products.

Sprint, then Fly: A Workshop Teaching Agile Methodologies with Paper Airplanes

Mark Frydenberg
Bentley University

David Yates
Bentley University

Julie Kukesh
Mendix, Inc.

Tuesday - 11/7/2017 in Rio Grande at 10:20 am

This workshop implements the simulation described in our accompanying conference paper, "Sprint, then Fly: Teaching Agile Methodologies with Paper Airplanes." The simulation introduces waterfall and agile methodologies by placing participants as members of development teams whose task is to build as many paper airplanes as possible in fixed period of time that fly successfully over a specified distance. Through this simulation game, participants learn the roles, processes, and challenges of each development methodology. Participants track their team’s progress throughout the activity, so they can draw conclusions about the benefits and challenges of each approach. After the exercise, the facilitators will lead a discussion about lessons learned and teaching tips to bring this activity back to your classroom.

Pega’s University Academic Program

Jeff Vandewege

Tuesday - 11/7/2017 in Shoal Creek at 11:35 am

Pegasystems – the leader in BPM, AI and CRM – has developed university curriculum in these subjects, using Pega as the technology. The courses are targeted a 3rd- and 4th-year students pursuing degrees in Business IT, CIS and MIS, as well as Computer Science. The materials are free to the university along with the in-person training for the professor. 30 schools worldwide are offering this curriculum to their students, which can lead to sought-after certification and employment at Pega’s clients. Come and find out more about this cutting edge technology.