Cal State San Bernardino’s 5th annual Tech Talks will be held virtually by the Division of Information Technology Services on April 6 and 7 where faculty, administrators, staff and students can gather for demonstrations, presentations, panel sessions and keynote speeches on various learning technologies.

The two-day ITS Tech Talks webinar will give attendees the opportunity to share challenges, opportunities and innovative pedagogies in education.

CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales will give the opening remarks on Tuesday, April 6, at 9 a.m. Larry Hygh Jr., a lecturer and internship coordinator in the Department of Communication Studies in the College of Arts & Letters, will give the keynote address “Diversity and Equity Mindedness in Digital Learning.”

On the second day of Tech Talks, Wednesday, April 7, CSUSB Provost Shari McMahan will give the opening remarks at 9 a.m. Stuart Sumida, a professor in the Department of Biology in the College of Natural Sciences and consultant in the motion picture and video game industries, will give the keynote address “Disruption and Rethought: The Creative Future of Education after the pandemic.”

The schedule for Tech Talks includes:

Tuesday, April 6 – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Education

  • 9 a.m. – Opening remarks: CSUSB President Tomás D. Morales – Keynote speaker: Larry Hygh – “Diversity and Equity Mindedness in Digital Learning”
  • 9:35 a.m. – Video Storytelling – The Digital Divide in Education
  • 9:40 a.m.  – Regional Panel Discussion – The Digital Divide and Equity in Education
  • 10:20 a.m. – Presentation – Creating Accessible and Inclusive Learning Experiences
  • 10:45 a.m. – Presentation – Teaching Strategies to Cultivate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • 11:10 a.m. – Presentation – CSUSB’s first-ever disciplinary course on the study of Latin America
  • 11:35 a.m. – Student Panel Discussion – Hearing the Voices and Struggles of Our Digital Learners Today
  • Noon – Presentation – Affordable Learning Solutions (AL$): Enabling faculty to choose to provide more affordable, quality educational content for their students.
  • 12:10 p.m. – Presentation – Open Education Resources (OER): Free online educational resources
  • 12:30 p.m. – Presentation – Technology Software and Virtual Download Party
  • 12:50 p.m. – Closing Session – Samuel Sudhakar, CSUSB Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technology Services will give the closing remarks.

Wednesday, April 7 – The Future of Creative Education 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Lightning Talks –

  • 9 a.m. – Opening remarks: CSUSB Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Shari McMahan – Keynote speaker: Stuart Sumida – “Disruption and Rethought: The Creative Future of Education after the pandemic”
  • 9:45 a.m. – Presentation – Enhancing Your Creative Vision of Teaching and Learning, Instructional Design and Technological Opportunities at CSUSB
  • 9:50 a.m. –  Lightning Talk: The Power of Video for Learning
  • 10 a.m. – Lightning Talk: Reengaging the Digital Learner
  • 10:10 a.m. – Lightning Talk: Interactive Learning with H5P
  • 10:20 a.m. – Lightning Talk: NextGen Smart Classroom
  • 10:30 a.m. – Presentation – Storytelling in Communication and Education with Sara Elshafie, global change biologist and science storytelling coach
  • 10:55 a.m. – Video Storytelling – A look at innovations in education
  • 11 a.m. – Faculty Panel Discussion: VR and AR address pandemic challenges
  • 11:35 a.m. – Virtual Reality with Mobile Motion MoCap
  • Noon – Ed Tech Panel Discussion: How Machine Learning and AI are Transforming Education
  • 12:35 p.m. – Chat Bots at CSUSB: Where we are? How we got here? And where we’re going?
  • 12:45 p.m. – Closing Remarks with James Trotter and Tracy Medrano

To register, visit the ITS Tech Talks Webinar Registration site.

For more information visit the CSUSB ITS Tech Talks website.