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Summer Software Day Archive


Summer Software Day is an annual event that offers workshops for faculty and staff. The event provides employees an opportunity to keep up to date with their tech skills and learn new ones to implement in their classrooms and day-to-day tasks.  For questions, please email the Office of Faculty Development at

Post Event Summary: SSD 2023

Summer Software Day 2023 was delivered entirely online and in-person. This new format offered virtual instruction about how to use the tool and its functionality and then provided the opportunity for participants to get hands-on help using the tool with access to the instructor.

SSD took place over two days:

  • Thursday, July 27 consisted of workshops delivered synchronously online via Zoom and demonstrated the functionality of various types of tech tools and software.
  • Friday, July 28 was in-person instruction with hands-on guidance in applying the tech tools and software demonstrated during the Thursday online workshops.

The Friday Hyflex keynote titled: “Tech Trek: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before” was presented by Cori Coburn. Cori took us on a captivating journey through the realms of educational technology and we explored the past, present, and future of this ever-evolving field.

Herb Coleman, PhD, presented the Thursday fully online keynote titled: “AI and Education: Yes, the Sky is Falling but We Can Still Catch It”. Since the week after Thanksgiving 2022, the world has been a buzz about Chat AI. With the release of ChatGPT, people worldwide have been excited and frightened about this new era of the information age. Predictions range from the birth of Skynet to the evolution of the human/machine combination. Dr. Coleman’s presentation attempted to bring things back down to earth and addressed ways we as educators approached and used this new technology.

Thank you to all who attended! Recordings are available in the link below.

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