Promoting Cybersecurity Through Digital Self-Defense

Everyone needs to be aware of cyber security to protect their own online privacy.  As you can see in this visualization from information is beautiful, data breaches are increasing in scope and frequency. Data visualization from information is beautiful. To help inform students at Hofstra, EdTech partnered with the Hofstra Department of Computer Science in hosting the Digital Self Defense event.  On November 8th, Professor Xiang Fu brought together Hofstra students and campus security experts for a mix of information, activities, and prizes. Ray McClure (Manager of IT Security), Toon-Chien Wong (Associate Technical Director of Systems and Operations), and Carlos Rendon (Systems Security Analyst) explained some of the basics of cyber security and answered questions. After the presentation, students were invited to earn snacks and prizes by testing their cyber security knowledge at the interactive activity booths. If you’re interested in learning more, we can schedule a similar event for your club or group. For Students (Club Event):You can have a Cybersecurity expert discuss digital self-defense strategies at your next student club meeting!  Contact us at to schedule a time for your club! For Faculty (Snacks [...]

2018-12-14T15:20:24+00:00December 14th, 2018|

Innovative Educational Technologies – FRED Workshop Presentation

On October 19, 2018, members of the Hofstra EdTech team were honored to be invited by the office of Senior Vice Provost Terri Shapiro to give a Faculty Research, Development & Education (FRED) Workshop on the subject of Innovative Educational Technologies.  We highlighted four technologies that are available to Hofstra faculty to support teaching and research. Here's the video of the presentation: Kick it up a notch with Kaltura Kaltura is a video platform that is integrated with Blackboard.  With it, you can upload and manage video content for your courses.  One innovative new feature is video quizzing.  You can add quiz functionality to any Kaltura video.  This will allow you to add simple questions to keep your students engaged in your video content. Recently, we enabled the ability to upload 360 degree videos!  Faculty can check out a 360 degree camera from the Faculty Technology Center to record in this exciting format.  EdTech can help with the processing, and if the video is tagged "360" - Kaltura will enable options to look around and move the camera in all directions. Leading with [...]

2019-03-22T03:11:55+00:00November 5th, 2018|