Empire State College Digital Day 2018

Manhattan, Saratoga Springs, & Rochester, 10th January, 2018

When

10th January, 2018 09:00 am - 04:30 pm

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Manhattan Room 302, Rochester Room 159, and Saratoga Springs Room 143
Welcome & Opening with Pres. Hancock 9:30-10:00
Lunch is provided 12-1pm
Closing & Thank you! 4:00-4:30
Access the opening and closing event at:
https://www8.esc.edu/escnet/esc-tv/esc-tv-internal/

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Wednesday, 10th January 2018

Time [Saratoga 137] [Rochester 159] [Metro 320] [Saratoga 228] [Rochester 119] [Metro 342] [Saratoga 142] [Rochester 241] [Metro 360] [Saratoa 143] [Rochester 230] [Metro 302]
9:00 am        
9:15 am        
9:30 am Opening and Welcome to Digital Day at Rochester 159 Welcome to Digital Day at Metro 302 Welcome to Digital Day at Saratogs 143 Opening and Welcome to Digital Day - Online
by Merodie Hancock, President
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Opening and Welcome to Digital Day - Online

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President Hancock will provide the welcome and opening for digital day presenting in Saratoga Springs. Following her, members of the planning committee will point out some housekeeping and scheduling announcements.

The opening @ 9:30 and the Closing @ 4 will be presented through ESC-TV for those at a distance.

By:
Merodie Hancock, President
January 10, 2018, 9:30 am to 10:00 am
Hall: [Saratoa 143] [Rochester 230] [Metro 302] Track: Saratoga Type: ESCtv
9:45 am
10:00 am        
10:15 am Exploring the Mystery of The Big Room (Rochester Only)
by Adam Bradley, Kevin Bane
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Exploring the Mystery of The Big Room (Rochester Only)

Are you mystified by the "big room" 159 in Rochester? Do you want to learn how to operate the control panel? Do you want to collaborate with others using video? Do you want to share content in this room? Well, this is the session for you.

In this session, we will explore the tools and technologies in Rochester multipurpose room 159, such as the projector, the tablet controller, the touchscreen tablet and pen, and microphones, as well as best practices for using the space.

By:
Adam Bradley, Kevin Bane
January 10, 2018, 10:15 am to 11:00 am
Hall: [Saratoga 137] [Rochester 159] [Metro 320] Track: Rochester Type: Face To Face NOT Available Online
Cyber Security Awareness at ESC
by Edward Peck, Paul Ryan
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Cyber Security Awareness at ESC

Link to view online: http://bit.ly/2CMxn1b

We will discuss using the ‘Phish Alert’ button in Outlook and review the steps you should follow when you receive a suspicious email.
We will also review some best practices, as seen in the Tech Tip on this topic -> Don't be Phishing bait - using the Phish Alert Button and this KB Article -> [Don't%20be%20Phishing%20bait%20-%20using%20the%20Phish%20Alert%20Button]Using the Phish Alert Button.
There will be time at the end of our session for your questions.

By:
Edward Peck, Paul Ryan
January 10, 2018, 10:15 am to 11:00 am
Hall: [Saratoga 228] [Rochester 119] [Metro 342] Track: Saratoga Type: Skype
Beware of Bananas: Stories, games, and resources using a free, open source tool
by Antonia [Tonka] Jokelova, Julie Rummings
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Beware of Bananas: Stories, games, and resources using a free, open source tool

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In this session, you will learn about technical and pedagogical aspects of Twine, which is a tool that you can use for creating stories, games, and resources. Twine is free, open-sourced, and online. It is easy to learn, and it offers interactive elements for your online and blended courses. Instructional Designers at our college use this tool to supplement professional development opportunities, but the tool has potential for greater use in many more settings and contexts.

So, what do bananas have to do with anything? Come to the session and find out.

By:
Antonia [Tonka] Jokelova, Julie Rummings
January 10, 2018, 10:15 am to 11:00 am
Hall: [Saratoga 142] [Rochester 241] [Metro 360] Track: Saratoga Type: Skype
Faculty Experiences Teaching with ICL
by Troy Jones
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Faculty Experiences Teaching with ICL

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Participants will gain knowledge of how to merge modern-day technology with sound pedagogical techniques and deliver content to students at a distance via Immersive Cloud Learning technologies. This workshop will include demonstrations of content presentations, interactive learning, and methods of classroom management from a distance. Participants will be able to practice and apply content delivery to students at multiple locations. Participants will also be able to apply techniques to their own content area and style of teaching.

By:
Troy Jones
January 10, 2018, 10:15 am to 11:00 am
Hall: [Saratoa 143] [Rochester 230] [Metro 302] Track: Manhattan Type: ICL
10:30 am
10:45 am
11:00 am        
11:15 am Technology in the Arts: How One's Digital Presence Benefits Our Educational Purpose.
by Carolina Kim de Salamanca, Terry Boddie
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Technology in the Arts: How One's Digital Presence Benefits Our Educational Purpose.

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In this presentation, we will look at one specific manifestation of technology that has given our students reliable and direct access to various photographers and musicians' works and voices by way of their online presence. Although the examples drawn out will mainly be from the art world, this session will benefit mentors from all disciplines who wish to incorporate one's online presence, including their own, into their teaching and mentoring.

By:
Carolina Kim de Salamanca, Terry Boddie
January 10, 2018, 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: [Saratoga 137] [Rochester 159] [Metro 320] Track: Manhattan Type: Skype
Mastering Learning Management Systems in Teaching and Learning: Pro-and-Con
by Gohar Marikyan
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Mastering Learning Management Systems in Teaching and Learning: Pro-and-Con

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In this presentation I will talk about learning management systems (LMS), and particularly about Moodle Rooms. What are LMS, why to use them in teaching and learning, how to use them, what are the benefits and shortcomings of using LMS both in teaching and learning? I will discuss my observations on student learning while using LMS and will share some statistics on student feedback. In addition, I will demonstrate how to master creating computer graded tests in Moodle Room.

By:
Gohar Marikyan
January 10, 2018, 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: [Saratoga 228] [Rochester 119] [Metro 342] Track: Manhattan Type: Skype
Information Mastery Through Mistakes: Live Online Library Workshops as Research Laboratory
by Dana Longley
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Information Mastery Through Mistakes: Live Online Library Workshops as Research Laboratory

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The process of undertaking research in order to produce an academic paper is often one filled with mystery and frustration for students of all ages. As a result, many flounder and flail when tasked with such an assignment. Taken to its logical conclusion, this may lead, in some instances, to lowered student success, stop outs, and even plagiarism or drop outs. For several years, this presenter has been steadily building up and offering a series of live, online, hands-on research workshops, using Blackboard Collaborate, with the aim of arming students with core information competencies and practical know-how to undertake research assignments. 





This session will discuss the difficulties of developing and promoting these learning opportunities. We will also examine how providing students with a live, interactive, low-barrier space where they can practice key steps in the research process and receive live, contextual feedback allows them to make mistakes in order to cross essential thresholds for understanding the research process and their place in it. Opportunities to engage with key thresholds, such as paper topic formation, and finding, critically evaluating and properly citing scholarly sources, is provided in a nurturing, no-grades, collaborative environment that we believe helps equip students with essential critical thinking and research habits of mind that can serve them in their studies as well as in the workplace. Time will also be set aside for questions and to brainstorm possible avenues for improving these learning opportunities and for further collaborating with faculty and staff to make them more widely available to students across the college.

By:
Dana Longley
January 10, 2018, 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: [Saratoga 142] [Rochester 241] [Metro 360] Track: Saratoga Type: Skype
Unlocking the Mystery of Lynda.com to Embed Instructional Content in Your Courses
by Allison Moreland
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Unlocking the Mystery of Lynda.com to Embed Instructional Content in Your Courses

View Online: https://www8.esc.edu/escnet/esc-tv/esc-tv-internal/

Lynda.com is an online learning platform that ESC provides to faculty, staff, and students to learn business, software, technology, and creative skills. You can learn skills that you need in your daily work life, such as Outlook and Office 365, but did you know that you can also use Lynda.com to help students? In this workshop, we will explore how you can use Lynda.com modules to support student learning. You will learn how you can embed Lynda.com content into your individual and group studies, either face-to-face or in Moodlerooms. We will also explore courses that may be helpful to you and your students, such as, “Teaching with Lynda.com,” “Study Skills,” “SPSS Statistics Essential Training,” and others.

By:
Allison Moreland
January 10, 2018, 11:15 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: [Saratoa 143] [Rochester 230] [Metro 302] Track: Rochester Type: ICL
11:30 am
11:45 am
12:00 pm Lunch at Rochester 159 Lunch at Metro 302 Lunch at Saratogs 137 Lunch
12:15 pm
12:30 pm
12:45 pm
1:00 pm Extraordinary Begins (and Ends) with Ordinary – How Innovation Begins with Standardization
by Joshua Gaul
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Extraordinary Begins (and Ends) with Ordinary – How Innovation Begins with Standardization

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ESC has always been a “different” school – a hub of instructional innovation and access that doesn’t really follow the same rules as other schools. In this session, we will discuss how standardizing on things from traditional education and private sector models can allow us to be even more innovative and reach more students.

By:
Joshua Gaul
January 10, 2018, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: [Saratoga 137] [Rochester 159] [Metro 320] Track: Manhattan Type: Skype
Virtual Reality: Is It For Real for Educators?
by Eileen O'Conner
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Virtual Reality: Is It For Real for Educators?

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When I was first introduced to the world of online gaming (not being a gamer myself) in the late 1990s, I wondered - how could intelligent adults so much of their free time moving around as avatars and joining with people they would never meet face-to-face? This digital mystery (how can I get that type of engagement in my courses?) moved me into learning through a myriad of "mistakes" when Empire State College in 2006 offered Second Life environments to faculty. And, today since the open-source movement greatly reduced the cost for virtual islands, in most of my classes I spend some time meeting with students in our avatar-facilitated environments doing anything from sharing experiences to collaborating on academic projects to having presentations and poster sessions to just having some fun together, even though we will never meet face-to-face. We become a community. 



During the session, I will come to you from within the virtual-reality environment that I use in my Empire State College courses. You will see me as an avatar, joined by other MALET-avatar colleagues at several centers. I will share directly some of my mysteries, mistakes and masteries but I will also ask for the audience to brainstorm and extend the applications that I have developed. I will also visit several other amazing virtual locations. I have a science background so my island is rather "pragmatic" and I want to you to see the readily available beauty and diversity. (Today, you can download premade islands). But, remember, when you can design the world, make the rules, and develop the learning or social constructs you are truly not limited in any way but imagination. A quick start guide will be available should you want to join virtually by acquiring a free viewer and avatar. Or, can just watch and participate from the center or online for a little virtual cavorting to the purpose of jump-starting productive learning.


By:
Eileen O'Conner
January 10, 2018, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: [Saratoga 228] [Rochester 119] [Metro 342] Track: Online Only Type: Skype
Skype for Business (Advanced topics)
by Edward Peck, Paul Ryan
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Skype for Business (Advanced topics)

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Join us for an information session to enhance your Skype for Business meeting experience.
You can spice up your meetings by using the whiteboard, polling, and question-and-answer features.

Other features we will discuss are how to mute an attendee, record your meeting and send a follow-up email by using the Conversation History folder in Outlook.
There will be time at the end of our session for your questions.

By:
Edward Peck, Paul Ryan
January 10, 2018, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: [Saratoga 142] [Rochester 241] [Metro 360] Track: Saratoga Type: Skype
Creating Accessible Documents
by Shaun C. Hoppel
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Creating Accessible Documents

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This webinar, led by Educational Technologist Shaun Hoppel, aims to create a culture of best practice at ESC by outlining what the ADA and Section 508 demand versus the ideals of the Universal Design model for teaching and learning in creating electronic documents.

We will explore creation of documents (MS Word, PDF, Powerpoint). Participants will be able to ask questions about making their documents or course materials more inclusive to students with functional limitation due to disability.


By:
Shaun C. Hoppel
January 10, 2018, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: [Saratoa 143] [Rochester 230] [Metro 302] Track: Rochester Type: ICL
1:15 pm
1:30 pm
1:45 pm        
2:00 pm Tips for Faculty for Starting the Term in Moodlerooms
by Sheryl Coleman
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Tips for Faculty for Starting the Term in Moodlerooms

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Sheryl Coleman, educational technologist based in the Central New York area, will be offering a synchronous virtual training session for Moodlerooms and how it can be used to create a smooth start of the semester for both the instructor and the student participants. This training is meant for all adjuncts, part time, and fulltime faculty across Undergraduate studies and the School for Graduate Studies. Faculty will learn many features of Moodlerooms and can engage with Sheryl Coleman for questions and answers. This workshop will also be available as a recording for those who are not able to attend.


By:
Sheryl Coleman
January 10, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: [Saratoga 137] [Rochester 159] [Metro 320] Track: Rochester Type: Skype
Turnitin.com as a Teaching Tool
by Brett Sherman, Carl Burkart, Norana Cantrell, Frances Boyce
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Turnitin.com as a Teaching Tool

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As students become more sophisticated at using technology to help write their papers, faculty are also becoming more sophisticated at using Turnitin.com to catch would be plagiarizers. It is now possible to learn the percentage of the words coming from other sources like websites or even papers submitted by students at ESC or other institutions. However, the existence of the tool does not solve the pedagogical problems that arise from improper citation, paraphrasing, and summation. How can faculty interpret turnitin.com reports? How should an instructor communicate with students about a finding of plagiarism? What is the place of tools like turnitin.com in the college's policy response to plagiarism? Finally, how can faculty use tools like turnitin.com to decrease the likelyhood that students will plagiarize in the first place? In other words, how can faculty use turnitin.com to teach writing.

This session is an interactive workshop in which the presenters will demonstrate how to use turnitin.com to help students with their writing. We will explore how to interpret turnitin reports, how some ESC faculty have used turnitin.com as a developmental tool in their studies, and exchange ideas with participants about communicating with students about plagiarism.

By:
Brett Sherman, Carl Burkart, Norana Cantrell, Frances Boyce
January 10, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: [Saratoga 228] [Rochester 119] [Metro 342] Track: Manhattan Type: Skype
Search Like A Librarian
by Sarah Morehouse
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Search Like A Librarian

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Over the years, the vendors that provide library databases have tried to make their platforms more and more like Google, so that you can put in a word or phrase and get at least some good search results. Despite those advances, the databases haven't gotten rid of the old-fashioned but not obsolete, user-indifferent tools that make librarian-style power searching possible. These tools are idiosyncratic, opaque, and incredibly useful for increasing precision (getting only what you want) and recall (getting all of what you want.) 





Spend a little time learning the search features and functions that can turn your (and your students') searching from an exercise in frustration to an experience that will load you up with excellent sources that remain hidden from the easier methods.

By:
Sarah Morehouse
January 10, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: [Saratoga 142] [Rochester 241] [Metro 360] Track: Saratoga Type: Skype
Supporting the Nontraditional Student's Independent Learning with Remote Synchronous Sessions
by Carolina Kim de Salamanca, Diane Perilli
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Supporting the Nontraditional Student's Independent Learning with Remote Synchronous Sessions

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How do we engage the nontraditional student who has limited and inflexible time but has greater success with live instruction? In this presentation, we will discuss how educational technology, with strategic support, helped us "master" the issues of learning and engagement in Diane Perilli's Introductory Accounting 1 Independent Study. We will share our planning process, what was implemented, and how it was received by the students in our Fall 2017 pilot. Through this presentation, we hope to gather interest of other ESC faculty to pilot and scale up this model.

Please have your cell phones with you ready to participate via text message.

By:
Carolina Kim de Salamanca, Diane Perilli
January 10, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: [Saratoa 143] [Rochester 230] [Metro 302] Track: Manhattan Type: ICL
2:15 pm
2:30 pm
2:45 pm        
3:00 pm From Mystery to Mastery: Using Zoom & Zoom Breakout Rooms to Engage
by Rhianna Rogers, Shantih Clemans
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From Mystery to Mastery: Using Zoom & Zoom Breakout Rooms to Engage

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Premise:
Sometimes we learn about technologies through formal trainings and, other times, through informal conversations. This session idea grew out of an informal conversation between Shantih and Rhianna regarding creative, new ways to build a sense of community in faculty CMLAI workshops. From both of their past experiences with Blackboard Collaborate, Skype for Business, and ESC-TV streaming video, they worried that typical ESC online meetings left participants feeling frustrated and disconnected. Shantih wondered if face-to-face sessions were the best way to foster community and to strengthen relationships across the college. However, Rhianna wrote back and explained that she has been using Zoom for online meetings and, recently, at the 2017 Lebanon Virtual Residency, she had experimented with Zoom breakout rooms. The feedback from faculty and international students was that Zoom was a user-friendly tool that created a more engaged online environment and made the experience fun!
During a follow up meeting to discuss innovation at ESC, Rhianna gave Shantih an orientation to Zoom, including how to create and use break out groups. The success of Zoom elsewhere gave Shantih the idea to share this conversation and learning process with a broader audience at Digital Day.
Our session/workshop:
We plan to replicate the experience described above in our session. Our goal is to illustrate the ease with which Zoom can be applied to blended and online environments as a way to enhance engagement, participation, and learning. We will discuss the strengths, weaknesses, applications, and preparations needed to make Zoom a successful experience for all involved. We will then demonstrate how Zoom actually works as well as offer examples and tips to apply in different online settings (meetings vs. classwork). We will show break out rooms and other capacities of Zoom and we will give audience members a chance to try it out and ask questions. Our hope it to offer a new, innovative way to engage with each other as we continue to transition into the ESC 2.0 model of teaching and learning.

zoom room for later activity: https://zoom.us/j/347963250

By:
Rhianna Rogers, Shantih Clemans
January 10, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: [Saratoga 137] [Rochester 159] [Metro 320] Track: Saratoga Springs Type: Skype
Mastery of video in the ESC Online Environment
by Michael Fortune, Rebecca Hegel
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Mastery of video in the ESC Online Environment

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This session will take ESC Faculty through the steps that create course content rich in multimedia. Mike Fortune, will take viewers through creating video using our CaptureSpaceLite application and then adding this video, among different ways, in the Moodle LMS. Also, viewers will be shown how student scan utilize video for assessment as well.

By:
Michael Fortune, Rebecca Hegel
January 10, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: [Saratoga 228] [Rochester 119] [Metro 342] Track: Saratoga Type: Skype
Applying research-based principles to designing multimedia presentations and videos
by Alena Rodick, Julie Rummings
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Applying research-based principles to designing multimedia presentations and videos

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In this presentation, we will discuss the principles and supporting research of Dr. Richard E. Mayer's E-Learning Theory. E-learning theory principles and practices are proven research based methods for creating multimedia learning artifacts such as videos, animations, and presentations and other e-learning based media.





We will also demonstrate how to use the principles when planning and creating e-learning as well as provide examples of both effective use of the principles and what to avoid.

By:
Alena Rodick, Julie Rummings
January 10, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: [Saratoga 142] [Rochester 241] [Metro 360] Track: Saratoga Type: Skype
ICL Source Room Tour and Demo - Held in ICL Source Rooms
by Allison Moreland, Carolina Kim de Salamanca, Nathan Whitley-Grassi
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ICL Source Room Tour and Demo - Held in ICL Source Rooms

This event will take place in the ICL source rooms in each location and will give participants a chance to explore the ICL technology and have a hands on experience if desired. These are 3 separate sessions and are not available streaming online.

By:
Allison Moreland, Carolina Kim de Salamanca, Nathan Whitley-Grassi
January 10, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: [Saratoa 143] [Rochester 230] [Metro 302] Type: Face To Face NOT Available Online
3:15 pm
3:30 pm
3:45 pm        
4:00 pm Closing and Thank you at Rochester 159 Closing and Thank you at Metro 302 Closing and Thank you at Saratogs 143 Closing and Thank you
by Nathan Whitley-Grassi
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Closing and Thank you

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Nathan Whitley-Grassi will facilitate a panel discussion with members of the planning committee and hold a brief conversation to close the loop on some of the topics discussed at the event.

By:
Nathan Whitley-Grassi
January 10, 2018, 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Hall: [Saratoa 143] [Rochester 230] [Metro 302] Track: Saratoga Type: ESCtv
4:15 pm

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