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ITS Tech Talks Teaching and Learning in Support of GI 2025

Intended Audience: Faculty and Staff

The 4th annual ITS Tech Talks will be held virtually due to recent events. This years Virtual ITS Tech Talks, in support of faculty and staff and the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025, will focus on the transition from in-person to virtual teaching and learning. 

The event is a great opportunity to hear from faculty that have transitioned from in-person instruction to a virtual teaching and learning environment, hear from students as they share their experiences in online education, and learn about technologies that could be used to facilitate collaboration and enhance engagement. 

Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Location: Webinar; click "Join Virtual ITS Tech Talks" button below.

*Prize giveaways throughout the webinar (must be a current CSUSB faculty or staff to be eligible). 

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Highlights from Our Past Event

Event Agenda:

General Session

10:00              Welcome and Opening Remarks

                        -President Tom├ís D. Morales

                        -CIO and VP for ITS, Dr. Samuel Sudhakar


10:05              Keynote Speaker

                        -Department Chair and Professor, Dr. Montgomery Van Wart

Faculty Panel Discussion 

10:30              Faculty Panel Discussion: Online Education During Unprecedented Times
11:00               Open Forum: Q&A   


                        -Dr. Mihaela Popescu, ATI Faculty Associate and Professor in Communication Studies


                        -Dr. Craig Seal, Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration 

                        -Dr. Oraib Mango, College of Arts & Letters 

                        -Dr. Sharon Kalkoske, College of Education 

                        -Dr. Bibiana Diaz, College of Arts & Letters

Just-in-Time Demonstration

11:25               Everything you need to consider when recording your own video lectures for your online class 

                        -Presenter: Jaquai Patterson, Videographer


11:45               Create video lessons with assessments using Playposit 

                        -Presenter: Liz Viramontes, Instructional Designer                  

Student Panel Discussion 

12:10               Student Panel Discussion: The Student Perspective; The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly in Online Education
12:40              Open Forum: Q&A 


                        -Dr. Mihaela Popescu, ATI Faculty Associate and Professor in Communication Studies


                        -Shane Burrell, CSUSB Student

                        -Loydie Burmah, CSUSB Student

                        -Gary Lopatynski, CSUSB Student

Just-in-Time Demonstration

 1:05                Enhancing Social Presence Using Voice Thread in Online Education

                        -Presenter: Ron Friedman, Instructional Designer


 1:30                Free Software Downloads 

                        -Presenter: CSUSB Technology Support Center (TSC)  


1:55                 Closing Remarks


Event Managers

ATI Assistant Director - ITS Tech Talks Event Lead - James Trotter
ITS Tech Talks Event Lead - Tracy Medrano

James Trotter and Tracy Medrano oversee and organize the annual ITS Tech Talks expo at CSU San Bernardino. They bring together a diverse group of leading technology experts, vendors, innovative educators, design specialists, and solution providers focused on teaching and learning technologies for a one-day event open to CSU faculty and staff.

If you would like to participate in a future event, are interested in becoming a sponsor, or would like more information regarding the annual ITS Tech Talks at CSU San Bernardino, please email and