2014 ISECON Proceedings
Baltimore, Maryland

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Workshops Presented by Industry Professionals

Industry Professional Workshops Chair: Alan Peslak
Penn State University

(ordered by presentation time)

Test Drive the EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) Labs Using NDG’s NETLAB+


Kim Yohannan
Academic Alliance Manager

NGC-Weeks Network Development Group(NDG)
Rich Weeks

Thursday - 11/6/2014 at 8:30 a.m. in Severn 1

Pre-Registration requested for this workshop.

A clear understanding of cloud computing is a must for students hoping to enter the IT workforce. “In 2012, IDC reported that more than 1.7 million jobs related to cloud computing remained unfilled worldwide. The reason for this is lack of training and certification 1.”

To help prepare them for successful careers in a transforming IT industry, EMC offers free technology-based courseware to faculty through our Academic Alliance program. Specifically, the EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) is a “cloud essentials” course for all IT professionals responsible for server, storage, networking, and applications.

Participants are required to bring a laptop to trial the labs

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Automatic Grading of Excel and Access assignments with Cheater Detection

MyEducator - Gove

Gove Allen
myeducator Developer

MyEducator - Gove myEducator
Nicholas Ball
myeducator Developer

Thursday - 11/6/2014 at 8:30 a.m. in Severn 3

Pre-Registration requested for this workshop.

This workshop is designed for instructors who teach courses using Microsoft Excel and Access. Administering meaningful assignments that students complete directly in the host applications (rather than in product simulations) has historically presented several challenges: assignments needed to be graded by hand so feedback was often slow and inconsistent. For large classes this has been wholly impractical--until now.

MyEducator provides complete collegiate educational materials for Excel and Introductory content for Access with immediate scoring and detailed, fine-grained feedback. Additionally, the system allows for the analysis of the process students take to complete their solutions. But wait, there's more! The system provides sophisticated tools for detecting when students are sharing work, whether they submit another student's work as their own, copy portions of a fellow student's assignment, or just work side by side to produce a single solution. A MyEducator adopter recently used these tools to uncover several large and mature cheating rings as a major public institution.

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Implementing Storage & Data Management into IS Programs


Mark Conway
Sr. Program Lead, NetApp Academic Alliances Program

Thursday - 11/6/2014 at 1:30 p.m. in Severn 1
Pre-Registration requested for this workshop.

How To Leverage the NetApp Certified Storage Associate Certification Curriculum to Enrich Your Students' Learning, Skills and Employment Opportunities

This workshop is designed for faculty members currently teaching Information Systems and/or Information/Communication Technology–related courses who want to provide students a foundational understanding of storage and data management and how those systems support and enable virtualization, cloud, data center and network infrastructures and services. If your school/program is currently teaching other certifications in areas such as networking and virtualization, this workshop will provide an excellent vehicle for you to develop plans and content to align your courses with emerging IT management trends and best practices.

Mark Conway is the Sr. Program Lead for Academic Alliances at NetApp.  In this role he works with faculty and colleges and universities to enrich their IS-related programs, curricula, and student learning opportunities with teaching resources on storage, data management and emerging topics such as virtualization, cloud computing and data center architectures. Mark has developed and led innovative industry-academic partnership programs for leading technology firms including Digital Equipment, PeopleSoft, Hyperion Solutions, Oracle and NetApp.

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Real People, Real Proctoring

ProctorU - Rupert

Jason Rupert
Partnership Representative

Thursday - 11/6/2014 at 1:30 p.m. in Severn 2
Pre-Registration requested for this workshop.

Live online proctoring service for test takers taking exams online. ProctorU proctors use a three-step process to replicate the face-to-face proctoring experience over the Internet. Through this process, our proctors can see the test taker, see what they are doing, and know who they are monitoring. We do this while adhering to the highest accreditation standards in the industry.

The workshop will outline technology tools and procedural methods to combat the growing fraud in distance education programs. Participants will be educated with an analysis of the rising financial aid fraud crisis and predatory lending. Between 2009 and 2012, federal financial aid fraud grew 82 percent, with more than 85,000 people potentially participating in fraud rings, accounting for $874 million during this disbursement period. Attendees will also learn how to limit institutional liability to safeguard Title IV funding.

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